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List of 20 news stories.

  • Celebrating the End of the 2019-2020 School Year

    Thank you to those members of the Greenwood community who attended last week’s Celebration Day and congratulations again to all of our students on their accomplishments this year. 
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  • What Brings You Joy?

    Joy seems a little harder to come by these days, but it is something that we all need to seek out in these uncertain times.
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  • Finding Peace and Serenity

    I’m about to share some advice from Grit Guru Dr. Angela Dcukworth. It feels a little bit like I’m telling you “SERENITY NOW!” from one of the greatest shows of the ‘90s, Seinfeld. Some of you may recall that Jerry Stiller, Frank Costanza of Seinfeld, explained that all you need to do is shout “SERENITY NOW!” and serenity will be yours.
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  • Venturing Further in Different Ways

    In light of the pandemic, people worldwide are being asked not to venture further - rather, we’ve been asked to stay in! These restrictions on our adventures have been a significant challenge. Without the ability to venture out, we have been pushed to venture further in different ways.
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  • Expressing Gratitude

    The last several weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster for all of us, myself included. It can be hard to know what we will feel from day to day, and often hour to hour. But today, I am overwhelmed with one emotion in particular: gratitude.
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  • Monitoring COVID-19

    I want to assure you that we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and, at present, everything has been proceeding normally. However, I think it is important that I acknowledge concerns and implications around COVID-19.
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  • Stimulating the Mind Through Jigsaw Puzzles

    If you have been inside the school lately, you will have noticed that we have a community jigsaw puzzle under construction in the front foyer. This monthly puzzle is an idea brought forward by our Student Council and has been a popular initiative.
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  • They’re, Their, There

    They’re, Their, There. Have you mastered these English homophones? My mother was a high school English teacher, and I remember the “they’re, their, there” lesson around the dining room table well.
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  • Nurturing our Mental Health

    This past Monday was recognized around the Northern Hemisphere as “Blue Monday” - the so-called saddest day of the year. Whether or not you agree with that assessment, it’s hard to argue that January in Canada isn’t a dreary time. Dark days and snowy weather inevitably take a toll on many people physically, mentally and emotionally.
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  • The Gift of Giving

    Giving is good for us! It doesn’t just feel good: it is actually good for our health.
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  • Balancing Time

    Teens perform a balancing act every day. Navigating (real or perceived) pressure from school, family and peers, along with practising good self-care and work habits and keeping up with competing demands, is very tricky.
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  • Sparking Creative Thinking on Arts Day

    As part of yesterday’s Arts Day, cellist Erika Nielsen performed for Greenwood, inspiring students to consider all that goes into learning to play an instrument so expertly and passionately and making a profession of it.
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  • Pulse Check Stroll

    We proudly and warmly welcomed prospective families to our second of two Visitors’ Days of the year yesterday, and I know I wasn’t the only person filled with pride in our school. It was a pleasure speaking about our students, our staff and all that Greenwood has to offer to prospective families.
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  • Practicing Gratitude

    As the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, many of us are dreaming of turkey, pumpkin pie and quality time spent with family and friends. Holidays provide the perfect opportunity to reflect on all that we are thankful for - but what if we all made a conscious effort to practice gratitude on a daily basis?
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  • A message of Hope, Student Voice and Action

    How did Swedish student Greta Thunberg get the attention of students, governments and citizens around the world? She skipped school! As a Principal, this is about the last thing I want students to do, but I have to admit that it was an effective way to draw attention to the climate crisis. 
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  • Celebrating the End of the Year

    Thank you to those members of the Greenwood community who attended last week’s Celebration Day.
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  • Looking Ahead to the Next School Year

    This is my penultimate note for Life @ Greenwood. I’m not sure if a school year has ever seemed to go as quickly as this one. With only a few days left before Celebration Day, thoughts are turning to summer and even looking ahead to the next school year. 
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  • Celebrating the Accomplishments of Our Students

    This past Monday, we celebrated accomplishments in the arts, athletics, student growth, outdoor education and leadership at our annual Awards Assembly.
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  • Embracing Your Discomfort

    We welcomed acclaimed Canadian musician Peter Katz to Greenwood this past Monday. The opportunity to have Peter speak (and sing) with our students was thanks to the generosity of the Perelmuter family.
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  • Welcoming Next Year's Head Boy and Head Girl

    Congratulations to next year’s Head Girl and Boy, Leah Aspden and John Naprawa, and to the other candidates who had the courage to run for these positions.
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