Greenwood staff and students enjoyed a wonderful Arts Afternoon on Friday, January 8. Guest speaker Britta B. started the afternoon with powerful and inspiring poems and was followed by Arts sessions and the first Greenwood Mic of 2021.
Students enjoyed fun activities during the first week back from the Winter Break. Special community-building initiatives were incorporated into their virtual learning schedule to help everyone reconnect with each other and start 2021 on a positive note.
Greenwood’s Grade 8 students participated in our annual Integration Week from December 7-11. The theme of this year’s Integration Week was social justice. Teachers challenged students to consider three different lenses while completing their work: empathy, equity and perspective.
Lindsay Wong, a published Canadian author, visited the Grade 12 Writer’s Craft class as part of the introduction to their Fiction unit. Lindsay discussed her experience being a published author and led a story-development workshop.
Critically acclaimed author Winnie Yeung visited our Grade 12 Writer’s Craft class on December 4. She shared the process of writing her first novel, Homes: A Refugee Story, and the importance of the book.