I am away at a conference in Adelaide and will no doubt be feeding back to the school community the results of this professional development opportunity in due course.
Some exciting news from Jenny Williams with regard to future growth of the school:-
I am very pleased to announce that Marsden Schools (Karori and Whitby) have joined with Scots College and Chilton St James School to promote Wellington as an international education destination. We are jointly funding an office in China and will develop a similar model in Thailand, to market collectively as the Wellington Private Education Network. Graeme Yule, Headmaster of Scots, said “This collaboration project has seen us able to fully utilise shared resources which no single school could do on their own and given we all offer the same world class education experience, it makes sense”. As an addition to our educational offerings the collaboration also sees the implementation of a special pastoral care program to enhance the experience for international students - called StudyCare. This comprehensive program will help welcome and support international students in partnership schools and provide an exceptional experience and pastoral program shared across the schools which will include special outings and NZ experiences. The reaction to our programme has been very positive and we are already seeing an increase in interest for places at our schools. Jenny Williams