I thought I would update you on an exciting course that I will be undertaking for the remainder of the year.
I have recently been accepted into Leading Asia Capable Schools course at the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership. I will spend time throughout the second half of the year completing my studies and during the Term 3 school holidays I will be taking a study tour to China to learn from the high-performing education system in Shanghai.
The rationale behind the course is that Victoria faces a fast changing world driven by increasing globalisation, people mobility and the economic and strategic rise of Asia. To harness the opportunity to compete globally our students require an education that equips them with the skills and knowledge to be local and global citizens, ready for the world and ready for work. This includes Asia capabilities, including knowledge of the societies and languages of Asia, and intercultural capability as essential to living and working in a multicultural Victoria and the diverse world of the 21st century.
I look forward to undertaking my studies and learning about how, as a school, we can prepare our students to be resourceful and thoughtful global citizens.