How do you work with the girls to create individual learning pathways?
Challenge them to think and voice their perspectives. It is important to notice them as individuals and aim for a place for each.
What advice do you give to girls if they are unsure about what they would like to do after school?
Select an activity (or degree or certificate) that gives time to think and explore options.
What qualifications do you hold?
M Ed Admin
G Cert Th
What are your professional achievements and roles?
While Headmaster of Trinity Grammar, Kew, Melbourne I received a letter from Bill Gates congratulating me for my impact on US educators. I was the Headmaster of Knox, Sydney and also the Principal of St Hilda's where I received an honorary Doctorate for my contribution to the education of girls and for technology education.
Why are you passionate about girls education?
Girls engaged so willingly with discussion and debate about the substance of education. They have curiosity and can be highly articulate when given confidence in themselves and the situation. Their voice and leadership is essential in a balanced and healthy community.
What sets Glennie apart from the other schools?
The calm culture that enables individuals to find a path to their best performance and character. It is a place where the relationship between students and staff matters.
What is something others may not know about you?
I love old valve radios from the 1930s.
What excites you about teaching?
The opportunity to build culture and relationships in the school.
What do you think the future of teaching looks like?
You appreciate the unique while working in connection. There is a strong place for the relational education offered by Glennie to blossom with unique opportunities for individuals.