Sandringham College is my 7th teaching placement but only my 3rd in Australia. Starting my teaching career at Melbourne High School in 1990; it was at the turn of the century that my wife and I started our international teaching sojourn. Penang, Malaysia, then HCMC Vietnam before returning home and starting at Haileybury, where amongst other things, I worked as a part of the teaching in China program.
I was thrown into leadership in Vietnam when our then director of studies, Mr Jon Elwood was tragically killed in the Bali Bombing of 2002 and in many ways, I have been involved with the leadership of schools at various levels ever since. From Haileybury Keysborough to Jeju Island, South Korea and onwards to the Canadian International School in Singapore, my educational journey has been a vivid one. We returned to Melbourne in 2018 and I was lucky enough to pick up a position at Sandringham SC as the Campus Principal (senior school). It is here, in my local state school, that the use of effectively managed data as a tool for improving all student outcomes was set in the spotlight. With the goal of producing students with strong academic outcomes and young people of good character, this amazing local school sets the scene for an on-going data journey.