Greenwood College was established in 1975 to service a young and growing community. Today, it is a well established school in a prosperous and thriving area. The school is set in pleasant and expansive grounds surrounding buildings which were designed to reflect the faculty-based design of a university campus rather than the traditional High School.
The school fosters active community participation through its long established Parents & Citizens’ Association and the recently established School Board and is highly supportive of closer links with both parents and the regional community in general. The School Board is formed by community and staff members elected to review the school’s academic, financial and vocational priorities through the School Development Plan and is a welcome addition to the links between the school and the community it serves. Greenwood’s College Development program ensures that this school faces the challenges of a changing education system with a dedicated team of teachers and administrators responsive to the needs of the community, the care of the students and the challenge of academic excellence.
Supporting initiatives in pastoral care include an effective Managing Student Behavior policy. This program is supported by a year-based form structure and year group system which aims to enhance school spirit and self-esteem. These year groups are supervised by four co-ordinators appointed for the purpose, who act as counsellors to students. A Student Council with representatives from each year group act as a further liaison between students and the resources of the school.
Greenwood College offers a full range of academic and vocational subjects to all year levels and students are encouraged to select courses which suit and challenge their own abilities, interests and future vocations. The academic areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment and Foreign Language are well represented within the curriculum and great success has been achieved by students in examinations in recent years. The vast majority of students who apply for entrance to tertiary institutions each year are offered places. Students who are more vocationally inclined are well catered for by courses in Design & Technology, Home Economics, Information Technology, Art & Design, Physical Education, Theatre Arts, Dance and Media Studies.
It is with these aims and resources that Greenwood continues to meet the increasing challenges of education confidently and compassionately.
Greenwood College Board
One of the long term goals of the Greenwood College Board is to establish an active alumni society. We have been talking about it at a Board level for the last three years and in 2016 the Greenwood College Alumni (GCA) was officially launched. At present the GCA has a dedicated Facebook page and late last year we had a breakfast at the school to kick start the project. Our first Alumni newsletter was published in November. The project is underway but the Board believes that we need to establish an Alumni Committee to drive the project forward. This is where we would like you to get involved. We would like energetic and motivated ex-students to form a foundation committee. The aim of the committee will be to drive the future direction of the project.
It is an exciting project because this is a foundation exercise. If we can establish the Alumni and make it a successful and long-term community of ex-students, we will have achieved something truly special. The opportunity to get involved is a unique one. If the Alumni becomes an established society, in 10-20 years the people who were involved in its creation and development will be able to look back with a sense of pride and achievement.
The Alumni project is in its infancy. What we do with the concept is up to us. The possibilities are endless. It is my sincere hope that the foundation committee will be an engine room of ideas.
Greenwood Senior High School – Ex-Students
You also might be interested in the Greenwood Senior High School’s Ex -students face book page,
Created by run by Michael Frencham.
It can be found at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/3730110579/