Often, as educators, we are drawn to look further afield for inspirational young people to offer up to our students as role models. As I sat back and listened to twelve Old Girls of Glennie - well not so old as they only left last year - at Assembly this week, I was reminded that, often, the very best role models are right under our noses.
As these impressive young women talked about what kept them going during Year 12 in 2020, and how they have achieved some of their goals thus far, it was obvious that the student body was transfixed. Why so? It is simple; each girl in the audience could see what they could be and it is achievable. If they can do it so can I.
The main messages of success were:
In this fast-paced world, at a school level, we recognise that every student has a range of unique abilities that require nurturing, in addition to academic proficiency. There are always new opportunities and challenges for young women and so the Glennie philosophy is to develop each girls’ character in order to prepare them for life. We have achieved that goal with those Glennie Old Girls, just like we will achieve them for all the girls in our care.
I look forward to meeting many of you at Welcome Drinks next Friday. Until then, enjoy the week ahead.
Ms Mary Anne Evans