The mission of Principal for a Day is to increase and strengthen relationships, based on knowledge and understanding, between the private sector and education. Partnerships between key leaders in education, business and the wider community are especially important. There is ample evidence, from OECD in particular, on the strong relationship between education and employment, and social harmony and economic prosperity, at individual and societal levels.
The GLLEN has played a significant role during 2016 and 2017, matching school hosts with local business and industry leaders. The matching has been purposeful, linking schools and business/industry leaders who are involved in partnerships with the Bendigo Tech School and Passions and Pathways. 20 matches have been made over the past two years.
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Today I had the pleasure of hosting Graeme Wiggins, Director of the Bendigo Tech School, as part of the Principal For A Day program. Having Graeme immersed in our school for the day created a unique and rich opportunity to take advantage of his knowledge and experience in design thinking, pedagogy and space and to talk with him about our own STEAM program and vision for inquiry learning across our school. Staff and students were able to share valuable time with Graeme learning more about the new Tech School, and plans to develop strong partnerships with schools to give students opportunities to learn new skills and apply high level digital technologies to collaborative learning and problem solving. This was my first experience in the program and I would highly recommend it to other school Principals thinking of taking part next year.
Danielle Derksen, Acting Principal, Eaglehawk Secondary College (September 7, 2017)
BENDIGO SCHOOLS WELCOME A NEW PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY
SCHOOLS throughout Bendigo opened their doors to new leaders on Thursday.
Big Hill Primary School and Crusoe College were among those that invited business and industry leaders to take on the role of principal for the day.
An interest in the next generation of workers inspired…
Below are some of the reflections shared by participants: