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List of 20 news stories.

  • 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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  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

    What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question I suspect that most of us have been asked, and have asked others.
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  • Being Your True Self

    Earlier this year, I had the good fortune to listen to Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis speak. She shared highlights and lowlights of her life story, including the hardships she endured growing up in poverty and how acting changed her life.
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  • Being Respectful Even When We Disagree

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    I am currently reading Michelle Obama’s book, 'Becoming'. I find Michelle Obama inspiring and am enjoying learning more about her life story.  She has a motto she uses when she feels like politicians are no longer being civil: “When they go low, we go high.”  To me, this is such a great reminder to be respectful even when we disagree.
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  • Looking Forward to Spirit Week

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    I have been observing Greenwood school spirit since my first visit over a year and a half ago, and this week is proving to be super spirited. School spirit is a demonstration of the sense of identity and community shared by our staff, students, parents and alumni.
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  • Focusing on Mental Health

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    January can be a difficult month in Toronto, with some of the darkest and coldest days of the year (and this week’s snow storm certainly didn’t help). When Mother Nature seems to be against us, it’s more important than ever that we take care of our mental health.
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  • Reflecting on OE Week

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    “Every mile is two in winter”, a quote from George Herbert, might explain the way some of our Grade 11 students felt during their expedition that had them snowshoeing and dog sledding through some very cold temperatures, with only expedition tents to sleep in at night.
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  • Getting to Know the Greenwood Community

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    One of my key goals during my first term at Greenwood is getting to know the community and gaining a better understanding of the school.
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  • Why We Gather

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    In the last week, Greenwood students and staff have gathered in our gymnasium for three assemblies. Each time, we came together for a very different reason.
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  • Embracing Challenges

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    A friend of mine was throwing a birthday party recently, one of the big birthdays that ends in a zero and seems to call for a big celebration
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  • Creating Meaningful Engagement Opportunities

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    This past Friday, we welcomed back our 2008 and 2013 graduating classes for a reunion at Greenwood
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  • Giving Thanks and Giving Back

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I reflected on the importance of the Service Learning work that the Greenwood community participates in. 
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  • Thoughts On First Experiences

    Sarah Bruce, Principal
    I am thrilled to be joining such a welcoming, vibrant, and positive community, and I look forward to working with staff, parents, and students to forward the values and goals that are important to us all. 
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  • Reflecting on Greenwood's Past, Looking Towards the Future

    Allan Hardy, Principal
    As Celebration Day and the Leaving Class Ceremony approach, I am reflecting on the changes and growth that the school has undergone over the past ten years. 
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  • Thank You To The Greenwood Community

    Allan Hardy, Principal
    I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended the tribute evening and celebrated my past 15 years at Greenwood with me. 
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  • Quantifying Student Engagement

    Allan Hardy, Principal
    We want to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. By conducting surveys, we can make sure we are doing just that, finding out what is working well and where there is room for improvement. 
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  • Venturing Further in the Arts

    Allan Hardy, Principal
    The Arts allow students to explore their creativity and build confidence. We're continuing to enhance our arts programming with some big updates next year. 
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