As I pen my first eNews article at Glennie, I reflect upon the week that was and the impression this incredible school has made upon me already. Initially of course, one is drawn by the sheer beauty of the buildings and grounds - what an aesthetic; next is the warm embrace extended by every staff member I meet along the way; and finally, the vibrancy, laughter, engagement and spontaneity I am greeted by daily from the wonderful Glennie girls.
I am impressed by the positive way in which all at Glennie have managed the COVID-19 situation, and this is testament to the can-do attitude that pervades the School.
At the Middle and Senior Years Assembly this week, I was placed under the microscope as the girls tried to gain an insight into the ‘new kid on the block’. Whilst I felt the pressure of the scrutiny, I turned the tables and left the girls with a challenge. Each girl and staff member was given a single piece of a thousand-piece-puzzle. The analogy is this: the sense of community at Glennie is palpable and each girl and each staff member is an integral part of this community - this puzzle - and each girl and each staff member is equally important - they are each part of the puzzle that need to work together to become whole. This puzzle cannot be complete unless all pieces of the puzzle come together. Something to think about.
It is a true privilege and honour to be the next Principal of The Glennie School and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you in the coming months.
Ms Mary Anne Evans