Principal's Blog

Principal's Blog

Developing Middle-Level Leaders: Get in the Boat

by Dean Croy An Accidental Paddler My first leadership role was an unofficial one as a grade-level leader. This role came about organically, or perhaps more accurately, accidentally, when my Grade 6 ...

A Term of Firsts

by Tess St Clair-Ford I live at the top of a hill and drive down that hill to work every day. Each morning, since the spring, I’ve seen a woman walking up that hill. At first, she was struggling: she ...

Wellbeing for Staff

by David Ingram Key Takeaways from Our Post-pandemic Journey Staff wellbeing is an essential element of running any organisation but especially so for international schools. A workplace culture that ...

Lessons in Leadership from New Zealand

by André Double. Grant Fox is a former New Zealand Rugby Union International, who played fly-half and is now a successful CEO of the LED company Monstavision. In 1987 he played a pivotal role in the ...

Empowering Future Leaders: Service Learning and the Sustainable Development Goals

by Samuel Hodge. We are going to delve into a topic close to my heart – the intersection of service learning and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As we navigate the path towards ...

What Are You Risking When It Comes to Activities Outside the Classroom?

by David Gregory. As school leaders, we always have a lot going on. There are so many programs which now run outside the classroom. The skills required for these are often quite different from those ...

EdTech and AI – Challenge or Opportunity?

by Mark Anderson Technology has always provided us with the opportunity to do more. While some have been able to capitalise on its potential, most have not. From the many unsuccessful implementations ...

Navigating Customer Service in International Education: A Personal Journey

by Joseph Otley Introduction: A Traveller’s Tale Join me on a deeply personal journey, where we delve into the complex realm of customer service within the sphere of international education. ...

Navigating the Waters of School Staff Meetings

by Milos Markovic We’ve all been there—sitting in those meetings that seem to have mastered the art of time-stretching as if they’re auditioning for a role in a slow-motion movie. You know ...