Consider how many years it’s taken for your school to build its impressive reputation. Now consider that in an online age, coverage of a crisis on campus – in the form of a photo, a video, a blog post, an e-mail or a news byte can be transmitted around the globe in six seconds.
Ashton International College received an e-mail invitation earlier this year to participate in the ‘A Day without Shoes’ outreach initiative. Excited Ashton students arrived at school on the appointed day without their shoes, which they had been invited to donate. Initially the goal was to collect at least 650 pairs of shoes.
Tali Nates is passionate about many things – in particular, history as a powerful force for peace, and the ability of young people to craft a new kind of future for the world.
We know that some of them are able to learn these skills, but what is sacrificed when time is spent on these formal pursuits? The Grade 1 teacher will teach these skills in a fraction of the time when the preschool child is delivered to Grade 1 with all the necessary ‘pre-skills’.
In 1999, under the guidance of the Headmaster Mike Nicholson, Hilton College informed all its stakeholders of the imminent move from a prefect system of leadership to an allencompassing programme based on Robert Greenleaf ’s principles of ‘servant leadership’, to be implemented in 2000.
In preprimary and Grade 0 classrooms across the country, very young children are being introduced to formal schooling.