Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I sat in a meeting last week an watched as colleagues were advised they were to relocate merge or close their schools. I learned new educational terms, consolidate and rejuvenate! These words were placed beside schools that are to close?? How is that you can rejuvenate something that is closing? The word rejuvenate means to restore to a former state; make fresh or new again: to rejuvenate an old sofa. How the hell can you close a school and call it rejuvenation? Big brother, I know you will be reading this as you tend to check up on principals, so can you add a comment and explain to me how these weasel words explain to communities and families that what you are doing is good for education. Oh and by the way, where exactly was the consultation?

1 comment:

  1. I was waiting for this post. Good on you for putting the questions out there. A lot of people have the same questions right now I imagine, and want some answers.
    We're waiting..........


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I have been Principal of Ashley School since 2002 and I am still learning my job.I am married with 3 children. I have a love of educating children to the best of their potential. I enjoy Rowan Atkinson, Ricky Gervais, cycling and all other sports.