Tom Wallis, Principal, St Patrick’s School, Christchurch

The new ERO Evaluation Indicators fit well with the work we are doing with Interlead. ERO’s evaluation, inquiry and knowledge building for improvement and innovation are all key stones that we see Interlead providing and this is helping our staff grow their pedagogy and professional inquiry.… Read the rest

CJ, Campus Corner Early Childhood Centre, Nelson

Karen, A big thank you to both you and Liz. I am thoroughly enjoying the aspiring leaders programme. Although I find it very challenging throughout the days at the Honest Lawyer I have walked out each day feeling very inspired and more confident within myself, especially day three. I guess you could say it was like walking out with the… Read the rest

Kathleen Daly, Principal, Our Lady of the Rosary School

The programme, designed specifically for our staff, enabled us to celebrate our diversity and develop this as a strength of our school. We all gained a greater appreciation of our own strengths and styles of operating and a greater respect for each other. An invaluable team building programme and a great way to strengthen the leadership skills of all staff.… Read the rest

Dy Stokes, Teacher, Waimairi School, Christchurch

Hi Tony, I haven’t forgotten a thing from those 2 days – I’ve been driving myself dotty and anyone who is within earshot of me. I can now see why I was feeling so disempowered 3 or 4 years ago and decided to leave education. I’m back now with a far better outlook on how learning could be. Thank you… Read the rest

Sarah Taylor, Team Leader, Tauranga Primary School

Can I firstly say a huge thank you – it was such an inspiring and enjoyable day. Myself and 2 other colleagues came away buzzing and passionate to alter the culture of our school – thank you so much. This is a profound day that has influenced the way I want to lead.… Read the rest

Justin Sommerville, Principal, Belmont Intermediate School

I very much enjoyed the professional development you provided on Friday. It is fair to say that I have not been so engaged in a PD day like that for a while (yes I do know that is sad!). A combination of content and your presentation style made for a stimulating day. I especially enjoyed the way you challenged individuals’… Read the rest

Sherilee Swanepoel, Principal, Oratia District School

Our group felt that this PD day was the right thing at exactly the right time and whilst you may not have been aware of this during the first hour of the day, I could almost hear ‘light bulbs’ pinging on. The best thing about it too was that it was a tipping point for us as a group.… Read the rest

Pat Weston, DP, Mt Richmond School

Where does one start? What an inspiring, challenging and truly informative day we spent with you yesterday. My head is buzzing with all the information provided and the challenges you gave us in terms of reflecting on our own practice and the future of our school. You took us on a journey into new regions of thinking and like Star… Read the rest