Principal Sarah Bruce gave a warm welcome at the first assembly of the 2019-2020 school year. She began by thanking everyone for a great first day and introduced both new and returning staff as well as this year’s Head Boy and Head Girl, John Naprawa ‘20 and Leah Aspden ‘20.
Sarah reminded students that right now is an opportunity for a fresh start and to figure out what you want to accomplish throughout the year. Her key piece of advice is to take care of yourself, take care of the school and take care of each other. She expressed the importance of school values and encouraged everyone to be inclusive and empathetic towards one another.
In her closing remarks, she read a piece written by Mary Schmich called, “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen.” This piece talks about the challenges facing teens and how important it is to stay true to yourself and step out of your comfort zone.
Sarah hopes Greenwood’s four pillars of character will guide students in their endeavours and she is looking forward to another wonderful school year!