THE new Principal of Hunterhouse College says
he is confident about the school's future and ability to adapt
Speaking at the recent prize day Mr Andrew
Gibson also paid tribute and gave thanks to his predecessor Mrs
Maureen Clark. He said that since arriving at Hunterhouse it has
been easy to ascertain that the school has been "well led and
well managed and that most importantly delivers a quality
education for all girls".
He continued: "An effective and successful
school is one that
adds value both in terms of the academic
progression of its pupils and in how it develops them as
individuals both inside and outside of the classroom and this is
the legacy that has been left."
Talking about the future Mr Gibson said that
it is not an exaggeration to say that the education system as a
whole is in the midst of a period of "unprecedented and rapid
change" and that the environment in which schools have to work
is in many ways "characterised by unpredictability".
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Hunterhouse Prizewinners Hayley Bowes, Alison Scott and
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He said: "But of course change also brings with it opportunity and the
school is, I believe, well placed to respond to this.
"In the short time I have been in Hunterhouse
I have been highly impressed by many aspects of the College's
work; by the high standard of learning that is evident in
classrooms, by the willingness of teachers to reflect on their
classroom practice and by the quality of relationships," he
Mr Gibson said he is confident about the
future because part of the ethos of Hunterhouse is about
embracing change and doing so proactively.
"There is already a culture of
self-evaluation within the school and this has ensured and will
continue to ensure that learning remains relevant,
enjoyable and productive' he said.
Hunterhouse Prizewinners Gabble Moore, Samantha Keenan and Adelle Armstrong.
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