In the past two weeks, I have attended several award and speech nights at our schools. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with students, teachers and parents and to reflect on what we do and what we’re trying to achieve.
I was particularly moved during a recent student performance (right) at the level of trust between students and teachers. While infrastructure and pedagogy etc are important aspects of the learning agenda, I truly believe building strong, healthy relationships is what teaching is all about.
On that note, here are some of my observations and thoughts as another school year draws to a close….