Lesson 3: Purpose
The person with a narrow vision sees a narrow horizon, the person with a wide vision sees a wide horizon.
Kerr’s observation of the All Blacks is that they play with purpose. This is the driver that all of us need - we all need to know our purpose; figuring that out is the hard part. Owen Eastwood believes that ‘The emotional glue of any culture - religion, nation or team - is its sense of identity and purpose.’
What is critical to us all enjoying a sense of purpose is our value alignment with our workplace, and indeed for our students, their school. I see this daily at Glennie where our values are lived - courage; respect; integrity and compassion. Only this morning Year 6 were telling me how welcoming Glennie is because of the simple formation of a horseshoe when having recess and lunch ie. anybody and everybody is welcome to join at any time.
The School’s values resonate with our girls; indeed it gives us our sense of identity. It also reinforces that we are all working towards something that is greater than ourselves. It is forming our purpose.
As the Glennie School Community is aware, after 22 years of exemplary service, our wonderful Deputy Principal/Head of Curriculum Ms Gloudemans is leaving us for a career promotion. Coupled with this, Mr Baldock’s temporary contract as Head of Middle and Senior Years concludes at the end of this term. Please do not worry, Mr Baldock will not be lost to the Glennie community, rather we are looking to introduce three roles rather than the existing two. They are: 1. Deputy Principal; 2. Director of Teaching and Innovation; and 3. Director of Wellbeing.
As with any significant position at the School, it will be advertised in the open market to ensure that the best candidate can be selected. We also acknowledge the wealth of talent that already exists within the School and encourage internal applicants as well. What is critical, is that a clear and transparent process is undertaken with regards to any recruitment at Glennie. If you know of anyone suitable for any of these roles, please alert them to our website or Seek. These roles will be advertised in the coming weeks with the Deputy Principal advertisement going out this afternoon.
I hope that our mothers have a lovely day on Sunday. Here is a short video from our Junior Years girls about Mothers’ Day.
Wishing you all every blessing for the upcoming week.
Ms Mary Anne Evans