QMSGSA PRESS INDEX

April 15, 2005:   SMS SINGERS RETURN FROM SUCCESSFUL UK TOUR
St. Margaretís School singers had a once-in-a-lifetime musical opportunity this spring, when they joined their voices with those of more than 180 girls from around the world for concerts in England and Scotland.

March 24, 2005:   SMS SINGERS TOUR GREAT BRITAIN - COMBINED QMSGSA CHOIRS
A standing ovation recognized the combined choirs of the Queen Margaret of Scotland Girls' School Association after their first tour performance at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England.

August 4, 2004: QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
In early 2004 a group of six Queen Margaret girls along with eight Wellington College boys from Wellington New Zealand represented New Zealand for the first time at the International Schools United Nations Conference which was held in New York.

January 15, 2004: INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES BROADEN HORIZONS
Links to Queen Margaret of Scotland are making the world smaller and horizons broader for participants in this yearís international exchange programs.

February 17, 2003: AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS BRING "DOWN UNDER" TO SMS
They may not own kangaroos or live near Crocodile Dundee, but that hasn't stopped three students from St. Margaret's School in Berwick, Australia, from bringing a little bit of Down Under to Tappahannock as they learn about life in the US.

December 9, 2002: AUSTRALIAN EDUCATOR VISITS SMS
The two schools share the same name, college preparatory mission and many of the same values. Now, through a new faculty exchange program, teachers from St. Margaret's School in Australia and St. Margaret's School in Tappahannock are exploring those similarities and learning from some interesting differences.

October 1, 2001: QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE, WELLINGTON, EXCHANGES GIRLS WITH SMS VIRGINIA
In the summer of 2000, Queen Margaret College, Wellington, sent two girls to St Margaret's School in Tappahanock, Virginia, for the first time. In return, Sarah Taliaferro and Olivia Longest, their American hosts, visited New Zealand in June and July.

September 4, 2001: QMSGSA SPORTS TOURNAMENT CELEBRATES SMS BERWICK'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Sports tournament celebrating the 75th anniversary of St. Margaret's School, Berwick, Australia with games against St Margaret's, York, England and Queen Margaret College, Wellington, New Zealand.

June 30, 2001: QUEEN MARGARET SCHOOLS BRING WORLD TO TIDEWATER, VIRGINIA
St. Margaret's School students and their families - many of them local residents - soon will have even more opportunities for international learning and travel through the Queen Margaret of Scotland Girls' Schools Association.

June 21, 2001: SCHOOLS REINFORCE LINKS
TAPPAHANNOCK - Educators from England, Australia and New Zealand are wrapping up a meeting at St. Margaret's School today to promote an international sense of community among schools named for an 11th-century Scottish queen.

June 5, 2001: PHOTO CAPTION: HEADED TO A LAND DOWN UNDER
St. Margaret's School-Virginia juniors Sarah Taliaferro and Olivia Longest examine the kiwi fruit and kiwi-flavored water they were given as bon voyage presents for their trip to New Zealand.

April 8, 2001: PHOTO CAPTION: OUTBACK BOUND
St. Margaret's School intern Shannon Wilkie presented Claire Hopkins of Oak Grove and Lindsay Neist of Howerton with the essentials they will need to spend three months in Australia.

February 10, 2001: SMS OFFERS GLOBAL BENEFITS TO STUDENTS, COMMUNITY
Don't let St. Margaret's peaceful location on the banks of the Rappahannock fool you. SMS students already are taking their places in the same "global culture" that challenges many college graduates - and they are sharing what they have learned with the community.

November 12, 2000: SMS CELEBRATES NAMESAKE, WORLDWIDE TIES
When the St. Margaret's School community celebrated its namesake's feast day on November 12, it wasn't alone. Nine other members of the Queen Margaret of Scotland Girls' Schools Association - girls' schools in Australia, Canada, England, Japan, New Zealand and Scotland - share the same heritage.

January 25, 2000: FARMER TO SPEND THREE WEEKS STUDYING IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Beginning next month, Katie Farmer, a senior day student at St. Margaret's School, will carry out a three-week independent study project in Australia.

January 18, 2000: AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS COMMENCE THEIR STUDIES AT SMS-VIRGINIA
Australian high school sophomores Brittanie Erwin and Gemma Stephenson arrived last week in Tappahannock to spend a trimester of study abroad. These young ladies were chosen to represent their country in an international exchange program between St. Margaretís School in Victoria, Australia and St. Margaretís School in Tappahannock.

January 25, 1999: ST. MARGARET'S-VIRGINIA HOSTS AUSTRALIAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS
This January, Principal Henry's vision became a reality. Sophomores Hilary Duffy and Adrienne Richards arrived in Tappahannock to spend three months studying at St. Margaret's School.

September 30, 1999: TWO ST. MARGARET'S-VIRGINIA STUDENTS SELECTED FOR AUSTRALIAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM
St. Margaret's School sophomores Heather Porter and Shannon Davis have been selected to represent their school abroad for a trimester of study in Australia.

November 24, 1999: ENSEMBLE RETURNS FROM LONDON
St. Margaret's Ensemble, a select musical group of nine sophomores, juniors, and seniors, have just returned from a week's trip to London where they were invited to sing at the 250th anniversary service of St. Margaret's School, Bushey (England), held in St. Paul's Cathedral on St. Margaret's Day, November 16.

November 9, 1999: ENSEMBLE HEADS TO LONDON
St. Margaretís Ensemble has been invited to join a mass choir of 210 girls from 6 countries for a special event commemorating the 250th Anniversary of St. Margaret's School-Bushey, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The celebration will take place at St. Paulís Cathedral, London, on St. Margaretís Day, November 16.


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