Back from a bit of hiatus with Sally’s news… So the above figure is the number o…
So this week it’s about sharing one of those stories we all need to hear and maybe …
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An experienced Theatre Technician is required to join the TASIS Theatre Department to support work within an established, busy and creative team. TASIS, an American International School is located in Thorpe, Surrey, and is for students from Kindergarten through Grade … Continue readingGroup singing course: from trepidation to raising the roof all in one day!
ISTA is proud to support artist Zara Nunn with her fabulous ‘Group singing course’ in London. Have you secretly always wanted to try singing in a big group? Have you always been too afraid to try? Do you lack confidence? Do … Continue reading2015.Today
ISTA is proud to be supporting an online project called ’1215.Today’ which is going to be a platform for young people across the planet to use the arts to ‘discover, debate, connect & create’ around the themes of liberty, justice … Continue reading
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The 29 festivals for the 2015-2016 ISTA year have been successfully launched!!!
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Could you make Drama the heart of The International School of Penang? Details of a drama teacher vacancy here: http://t.co/p4P2AfvmCl
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ISTA are excited to announce the full time appointment of Ian Pike as event coordinator for TaPS and IB workshops http://t.co/uJ7BJYcOcc
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Discovery College Hong Kong are advertising for a Head of Drama to lead a high-functioning Drama department http://t.co/p4P2AfvmCl
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RT @Lisa_o_leary: Get a glimpse of ISB MS drama Students at ISTA, Shanghai, in this latest video https://t.co/7ef4kcn9Ob @ISB_MS @share_IST…
POSTED ON: Wed Feb 25 10:48:21
Back from a bit of hiatus with Sally’s news…
So the above figure is the number of miles I’ve travelled since leaving Perth on June 5th. First stop was to spend time with family in Manchester joined by my lovely cousin who lives in Burlington, Ontario. A trip to Cornwall for the very successful board of trustees meeting and a chance to catch up with Jo, Tom, Ian, Rose and Jo Doidge. Back to Manchester (a recurring theme in the trip) and then a short flight to see ISTA founder and long time friend, Ted Miltenberger in France (with my cousin who had never been to France before). Days spent by Ted’s pool, eating great food, drinking great wine, enjoying the sunshine, reading novels, great conversations with Ted as always and a first time trip to the Matisse Chapel in Vence.
Next stop (after returning to Manchester) was a weekend in one of my favourite places in the world - Pembrokeshire. Joined by my nephews we visited Cilgwyn Farm where my family has been holidaying - on and off - since I was 6. One of the great discoveries of this trip was the visitor’s book in the cottage where we stay - where we found my Dad’s entry “Mr and Mrs Robertson, Janet and Sally - 1968. Needless to say wonderful times with the Lewis family that we’ve been enjoying, with all the generations for 47 years.
A day trip to Lytham to catch up with family, followed by a few more days in Manchester and then a flight to New York to spend time with ISTA consultant Carla Weiss and some serious plotting and planning for ISTA’s future in North America (very exciting). The few days included meeting the very lovely Allyn Rathaus from Whitby School (CT); sipping wine with Bill Bowers (who I met for the first time in NY with Carla, Allyn and Bill’s husband Michael); catching up with Greg Pliska and his gorgeous family; and four days of Carla and I pretty well talking non stop.
From New York - it was a quick hop, skip and a jump to Miami for a 7 day PD stint at the Principal’s Training Centre and an amazing course on Leadership and Team Dynamics led by the hugely talented Chris Bowen. Writing this from my hotel room on my last evening I have learned so much that will impact on my work as CEO and therefore impact on ISTA. I can’t wait to process and reflect on the week’s course and start putting things into action.
I managed a couple of hours by the pool today - and will try to do the same tomorrow morning before the epic flight back to Perth via New York and Dubai. Then the suitcase will be enthusiastically put away for a while and Karl, Cora and Emmy - I simply can’t wait to get home.
Photo - Newport beach, Pembrokeshire