A word from our principal
Also, we work to make a difference in the lives of every student we meet; however, not every student will succeed in the short time we have with them. This doesn’t mean we can give up on kids; it reminds us not to blame ourselves when we can’t reach a student. Often, the life lessons we teach are not realized until the students are ready to learn them — years after they have left your school.
I am passionate about students being empowered to succeed. As Principal, I use all tools available to inspire staff, students and community to work together to promote student achievement and well-being. I am an avid supporter of effective and innovative professional development that encourages teachers and other staff to be reflective and to continuously examine our practice to provide quality teaching and learning for each student. My role as Principal is to keep up with latest trends and research and be an active partner in the school’s professional development.
The ability to be innovative and creative is important to me. I enjoy being challenged and inspired by the people around me. I aim to enthuse and challenge staff and students to also be inventive and imaginative in their learning and day to day tasks.I believe that having quality, inspirational and passionate teachers is essential to a school’s success. To borrow John Hattie’s words; “teachers should build classroom climates where errors are welcome, student engagement is the norm, questioning is high and students gain reputations as effective learners.”
I enjoy celebrating successes and acknowledge hard work of staff, students and community and believe this is one of the contributors fundamental to a happy school environment. All staff, students and community should feel valued and appreciated at school. Community engagement and involvement in the school is important to me as Principal. I regularly consult with my community as part of school self review and encourage community engagement in the curriculum and learning programmes.
Prof Dr Mary Shiny
PhD, M.Tech, M.Sc , TEFL, Dipl. Arts, Dipl. ACC, B.Th, (PhD in Education)
Cambridge Examination Officer