Another school year has ended with some great results in the Higher School Certificate. Well done to the teachers who have laid the foundations on which our departing Year 12 students will build upon next year.
Behind every successful student is a great teacher supported by a collaborative team of other professionals and instructional leaders. This is is a simple formula that is difficult to implement, not because it is intellectually complex, theoretically unproven or sound educational practice.
It is difficult to implement because it is a challenge to the prevailing culture of schooling where the schooling process is focused on the transference of knowledge by a single teacher to a defined group of students in defined classes at specific times of the day.
We know the good theory and practice, we are not strong on changing culture!