PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY, THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2016
DEBORAH GLASS OBE, VICTORIAN OMBUDSMAN
On Thursday 8th September 2016, Deborah Glass OBE, Victorian Ombudsman, stepped out of the business world and into Gleneagles Secondary College for the sixteenth annual Principal For A Day.
Principal For A Day is delivered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (through the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership). Principal For A Day gives a wide range of community and business leaders from all walks of life a first-hand experience of a normal day in a Victorian government school. Over 150 business and community leaders took part this year.
Deborah was keen to participate in a variety of activities such as leading a class, sharing ideas with the staff, meeting teachers and students, exchanging insights with students and the College Leadership Team. Principal For A Day provided us with an excellent opportunity to enable someone from the business community to gain a unique insight into the learning environment at our school. “I have been looking forward to the experience and I expect to gain a new perspective on the work being done in schools. It’s a great way for schools and the broader community to work together in preparing our children for the future” Deborah Glass said.