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27 Apr 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Apr 27, 2018

How do we prepare our leavers for the world of work?  In the final assembly before Study Leave begins for our Upper and Lower 6 students, I spoke about two alumnae of St George’s who have followed very different routes in life but both of whom have c...

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23 Mar 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Mar 23, 2018

As I write I think we must all be hoping that we might be turning the corner into spring at last. The weather has proved frustrating this term with a number of sports fixtures postponed or cancelled but in recent days we have nonetheless seen some ex...

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09 Mar 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Mar 9, 2018

A History To Be Proud Of. It was a privilege to celebrate International Women’s day yesterday by sharing with Morven, our Head Girl, the unveiling of a plaque at 29 Abercrombie Place, Edinburgh, now home to the Royal Scots Club, to mark the birthplac...

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23 Feb 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Feb 23, 2018

Can you name a female scientist?  This was the question that Mr Ashmore, Head of Sciences, put to the Upper School in Assembly on Monday morning. Sunday 11th February was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We are proud that at St Ge...

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02 Feb 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Feb 2, 2018

In the last couple of weeks I have been speaking in assembly about the less than glamorous topic of the virtues of hard work and the links between achievement and the time and commitment invested. Anyone who has read Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers ...

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