As I pen this Easter Message to you all, I do so knowing that in the current environment, it is hard to get the right blend of sombreness and uplift without going too far one way or the other. What a term it has been? Our new mindsets, thanks to COVID and thanks to a completely new perspective on how women should and will tolerate being treated, mean that we must re-adjust weekly; daily; even hourly to survive and thrive - we all can and we all do.
Some of us have lost our homes/livestock/infrastructure with the floods. To others, the rain was a blessing. All of us are living the “new-normal” whereby change is the only certainty. Amongst this, we are so grateful for our wonderful girls and the spirit with which they rejuvenate us all.
What is obvious is that the way we cope with situations rests on many things, but a big contributor is how we choose to look at things. As John Maxwell observes, “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the leader adjusts the sails.” It has been my experience thus far, that the Glennie community always chooses to “adjust their sails.”
This week has seen our senior girls complete their examination block,our Years 7 and 8 have been on their respective camps, our Junior Years celebrated their academic achievements for the term (and wasn’t it wonderful to have parents in the audience) and we are set to enjoy the final three days of term. Our final week of the term does coincide with Holy Week concluding on Easter Sunday, the death and resurrection of Jesus - the core of our faith. It is a time where I hope we all get an opportunity to pray and reflect upon what we all have to be grateful for.
I wish you all a peaceful and reflective Easter, followed by a wonderful holiday break with your daughters. Stay safe.
Ms Mary Anne Evans