I have completely failed writing a regular blog - they either read like a newsletter or from my point of view read as either pompous or totally Naff!
I am really excited about what this year will bring in our ongoing educational adventure to make learning better for children and adults! After just over 6 months of working for myself I think I have a plan! A plan which I hope continues to have some rebel in it! The key elements of my work continue to be:- Curious Stranger (not a critical friend) - working with school communities on improving their educational practice - clearly with a focus on innovation.
With my background as STEM advocate, teacher and even one time science researcher you might think I would be a powerful advocate for this massive new initiative and investment of funding that is .
As a profession in SA we have been under siege for some time- I would argue that this is through not much fault of our own - and we must shout out loud that day in day out public education and the folk who work in our public education system do an extraordinary job!
I was asked to do a workshop on how we had used data at MOC to bring about change.
I move on after the last seven years as Principal of Mark Oliphant College B-12. I must thank everyone for their support of me (and MOC) over those years