Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    WA principals chosen to join Harvard elite

    13/04/2016 12:00 PM
    • 20 Independent Public School principals chosen for Australian-first opportunity
    • Chance to learn from world's best educators and drive school reform in WA
    • A further 20 principals to be selected for the Fellowship Program in 2017 

    Twenty of Western Australia's best public school principals have been selected to follow in the footsteps of Harvard alumni such as Barack Obama and Ban Ki-moon thanks to a partnership with the prestigious American university.


    Education Minister Peter Collier said the principals would travel to Boston in June to learn from the world's best educators, after being accepted into an intensive course delivered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education with online learning and executive mentoring.


    "The modern principal not only needs to be an exceptional leader, but an entrepreneur with the vision to drive new ideas," Mr Collier said.


    "The Harvard experience offers a rare opportunity for Western Australian principals to explore leadership in partnership directly with their counterparts from around the world."


    The 20 principals, who were selected from more than 130 applicants, lead a range of metropolitan and country schools including Broome Senior High School, Swan View Senior High School and Rangeway Primary School in Geraldton.


    "These principals were chosen because they have made an outstanding contribution to public education," the Minister said.


    "On their return, they will provide expertise in future reform and innovation across all public schools, including their own."


    A further 20 principals will be selected for the Fellowship Program in 2017.


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