At the start of the school year, we strongly encourage students new to Greenwood to get involved. Here are a few of the ways they can do that:
Join a sports team. Winter team tryouts begin early next month.
Try their hand at performing in the Junior Play or in one of our Coffee Houses.
While community service is mandatory for our Grade 7 and 8 students, we hope that students in Grade 9 will take part in our Wednesday morning community service program, which begins next week.
We also build community through student leadership and mentoring. Our student Executive Council, which is composed of the heads of each committee, has made “Building Community” their theme for the opening part of the year. During next week’s Community Time, the various committees will run activities that provide a break from classes and support relationship building.
We have also created a buddy system in each of our eight spirit houses, enabling older students to mentor younger students. Having the houses compete against one another, as they did last week in the Terry Fox Fundraiser/House Run, is another way to build house cohesion and school spirit.
As parents you can help us foster a sense of community by encouraging your children to get involved in all that Greenwood has to offer.