A hearty welcome to all
To all the parents and guardians of Greenwood House, I hope that the past academic session was a huge success. We eagerly await the start of the new session so that the progress you expect can be realized.
To the new parents and guardians joining us, we wish to welcome you to our school and know that all you envisage for your children and wards will happen.
For those that aren’t aware, my name is Ronald Cilliers and will be on board at Greenwood House as the Principal. It is a huge honour to be part of this organization and hope that it will be a cordial relationship between you, parents/guardians and myself.
I have had the privilege of being in Lagos for almost 10 years and I can honestly say I have been enriched greatly with the experience of being involved in education in Nigeria.
I studied Mechanical and Electrical Engineering as my entry into higher learning. I have further studied a Bsc in Information Technology and also attained qualifications in computer programming in multiple languages including Turbo Pascal, Delphi, Java and Python. I have the equivalent of the PGCE in Education, as well as other certificates in Education and hope to continue to achieve further learning goals.
My hope is to work together with the parents and guardians to ensure the successes that are expected from their children are achieved.
My mantra is to have an ‘open door’ policy, allowing all access. I am aware that no institution can ever say they are perfect and I would like to think that together we can minimalize any negative aspect, ultimately changing it to a positive!
I have had the honour and privilege to travel around the world to places like Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, China, Dubai and Singapore where I have garnered knowledge on educational Best Practices. I do believe exposure to other cultures and systems can never be under-rated.
To the wonderful children joining us, my prayer is that your time at the school is going to be memorable and that you will be able to take that which we impart upon you to high schools and institutions of higher learning.
Together with the staff, it will be my task to ensure that solid, strong and robust educational principles are practiced and that the impact we have upon the children is positive, educational and fun. We must never discount the value of hard work and that the goal is to achieve a level that can be compared to any institution worldwide.
I am certain our journey together will be fantastic and worthwhile, knowing that our combined efforts will result in a successful young lady and gentleman moving to the next phase in their young lives.