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– Be Connected. –

From The Principal 23 April 2021

When I try to determine what it is that is so uniquely Glennie, I come back to one resounding fact - it is the ‘culture’.  This cultural identity makes us what we are and it is so precious that we should do all that we can to preserve it. Of course, just how we do that is the challenge. 

The author, James Kerr, knows a lot about ‘culture’ because he immersed himself in arguably the most successful sporting culture in the world, the New Zealand All Blacks. With an impressive win rate of over 86%, the All Blacks have an extraordinary high-performance culture, and Kerr asked four key questions about how they do what they do:

  1. How do the All Blacks do it?
  2. What’s the secret of their success?
  3. What is their competitive advantage?
  4. And what can we learn from it?

After his extensive investigation, Kerr established 15 lessons to be learnt from the All Blacks, and he called the book “Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About The Business of Life”. 

Each week I am going to share with you a lesson from this fantastic book, and together we can learn how to maintain and enhance our core value system that is our culture.  

Lesson 1: Sweep the Sheds: never be too big to do the small things that need to be done. 

We must all have humility, and this is something that we can all work a little bit harder at doing.

Finally, I would like to welcome the new staff to our school: Mr Ben McCloghry - Director of Marketing and Communications; Ms Lauren Fowler; Ms Jade Fenner and Ms Jacqui Walker.

Sadly, we farewell two long-standing staff members; Mrs Sue Contarini who has retired, and Mr David Park-Ballay who is taking a change of career direction. We thank them for their wonderful service and wish them well.

Welcome to Term 2, it’s going to be a great one! Don’t forget to ‘sweep the shed’.

Ms Mary Anne Evans