Learning to teach


Aubin Grove Primary School principal Frank Pansini. Picture: Will Russell       
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Aubin Grove Primary School principal Frank Pansini. Picture: Will Russell                             www.communitypix.com.au d453314

Aubin Grove Primary School principal Frank Pansini is one of 20 of the state’s best public school principals travelling to Boston in June after being accepted into an intensive course delivered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Mr Pansini said he would use the opportunity to grow his own skill-set before passing on what he had learned to others at his school.

“I am always seeking to learn and get better at what I do,” he said.

“I want to model the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement to my own staff and of course to my students.

“I hope to become a better and more effective leader and to use my knowledge to build the capacity of leaders in my own school and across the education system in WA.”

Mitchell Mackay from John Curtin College of the Arts was also selected.

Education Minister Peter Collier said the 20 principals taking part would return with expertise in future reform and innovation across all public schools, including their own.

“The modern principal not only needs to be an exceptional leader, but an entrepreneur with the vision to drive new ideas,” he said.

Another 20 principals will be selected for the Fellowship Program in 2017.