8 September 2017
Yesterday I had a talk to our Year 8 cohort about the Vision, Mission and Values of the Glennie school. We have had this Vision and Mission for a number of years now and refer to them both regularly when making decisions, doing future planning or just going about the daily business of school.
The four values referred to have been decided upon through conversations with parents and students and formal staff working groups. These (along with the Vision and Mission statement) have underpinned all discussions and meetings relating to our new Strategic Plan for 2018 - 2020. This will be launched later this year.
To develop in each Glennie girl the intellectual, physical and spiritual potential to be All She Can Be® Glennie girls are to be educated to the highest standards of which they are capable. In addition, Glennie girls are to be given the opportunities to
develop their sporting and cultural talents through a rich, diverse and relevant co-curricular program. By achieving an understanding of their own spiritual
dimension, Glennie girls will make a positive contribution to the world with a sense of their own worth and character in addition to a well-developed sense of citizenship.
As well-skilled, well-rounded and well-grounded young people of excellent character, integrity and poise, Glennie girls will be able to be all they can be.
As a community where tomorrow’s women learn, our mission is to provide girls with dynamic opportunities in education, training and personal growth which
develop their individual potential and prepare them for life. We shall incorporate traditional values within a caring, Christian environment, together with the best contemporary teaching methods and learning Experiences.
Integrity We are truthful and sincere. We ensure consistency between what we say and what we do, as well as between what we believe and how we behave.
Respect We respect ourselves and treat others with courtesy, dignity and positive regard. We honour the rights of others. We respect our school, the environment and the world around us.
Compassion We are sensitive to the needs of each individual. We support and nurture those less fortunate than ourselves. We treat each other as we wish to be treated
Courage We continue to strive to improve as individuals and we remain positive, resilient and forward-thinking, despite adversity or challenge. We know that perseverance, effort and a growth mindset can help us as individuals and as members of a team, for the benefit of ourselves and our community.
Mrs Kim Cohen