John Goh | Principal
Merrylands East Public School | Australia

John Goh, Principal, Merrylands East Public School

John Goh has been the Principal of Merrylands East Public School, NSW, Australia for the past 12 years and the Fairfield Primary Principals President for the past 4 years. His school serves 40 different language backgrounds in a school of 380- students and one of eight Social Ventures Australia National Bright Spot Schools. John has formed organisational partnerships to provide social capital as a support for student learning at Merrylands East Public School. Through creative and innovative technological programs, students have embraced 21st century skills in open and agile learning environments with fleixble school hours. John recently spoke at TedX Sydney about the use of technology in education. Some of John's recent major achievements include a Public Education Foundation Harvard Club Australia Scholarship to study at Harvard University (2013) and being a finalist in the Pride of Australia Awards (2012). In 2009, John’s school received the Director General’s School Achievement Award and the United Nations World Environment Day Award. John is a frequent user of social media to engage community in education dialogue and sharing of practice. In 2014 John received an award from the Australian College of Educators for outstanding leadership in the use of social media to engage educators and community.


EduTECH Asia 2017 - Day One @ 15:30

Disrupting traditional school learning: Creating sustainability programs and infrastructure

  • The increase of AI is causing major disruption, even in education
  • Employers are seeking collaboration, empathy, articulation and teamwork for problem solving
  • Pedagogy  / Problem Solving drives Technology and Space
  • Community partnerships supports learning

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