H elen-Kay Davy was introduced as Havergal College’s 11th principal in April of this year. She joins the school with 32 years of experience in teaching, which includes time spent as headmistress at the prestigious Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls (HMSG) in the UK.
She believes that instilling a sense of self-belief in her students is an important attribute to nurture during their schooling. “As an educator in an all-girls’ school, I believe we need to teach girls to be capable, to pioneer into curricular and co-curricular areas that are new to them and feel comfortable in so doing, and to help them be proud of their many accomplishments,” she says.
Having celebrated HMSG’s 400th anniversary earlier this year, she reflects that the event “reinforced for me the importance of tradition and of having a proud continuum of talented and diverse graduates associated with one’s school,” she says, and notes that Havergal already has its own continuum of over 9,000 Old Girls.
As a strong believer in life-long learning, Davy has already been busy in the development of Havergal’s next strategic plan with the Board and participated in a number of end-ofyear activities.