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Visual Arts Teacher – IB Diploma and MYP- start August 2015 full time. Do you know an amazing Visual Arts teacher who would like to join Darren Scully, Jez Gregg, Rui Cunha and Anne Drouet at the Western International School … Continue readingWorkshops with Frantic Assembly
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From Perth to Helston to Manchester and tomorrow I’ll be heading to Brussels. I can’t wait.
It’s been a roller coaster two weeks and I am eager to get back to my family and start the gorgeous preparations for Christmas but not before I’ve spent four days with the very lovely Alan Hayes in Brussels.
I have a bit of time to spend with Alan before the board of trustees arrive in time for a Sunday evening meal and catch up. Followed by two very important days discussing the future infrastructure of ISTA along with the usual updates on programming, membership, our QA model and no doubt a 101 other things besides.
I’m optimistic that by the time I leave Brussels on Tuesday evening for the long trek back to Perth we will all be a lot clearer about how the organisation can be run in the next 5-10 years - and the stability and increased quality of service that will come with that.
I always look forward to trustee meetings immensely. I spend most of my year on email, working remotely, then I find myself with the golden opportunity to be in the same room at the same time and it’s just a little bit of heaven. A bit like when everyone gathers at an ISTA event. We laugh, we catch up, we discuss for hours on end - sometimes disagreeing, sometimes leaving things aside until clarity appears.
These conversations and the input from the board are absolutely crucial. It is their vision, wisdom and insights that I learn from so very much. And that will guide the running of the association.
It is true collaboration - the ideas of six people, all with a huge ISTA history but all from different backgrounds and with different experiences. Two days of listening, proposing, arguing, seeking new solutions, grappling with tensions, and finally reaching a consensus that is in the best interests of our association - the students, teachers, schools, artists and staff.
More updates in the New Year about our findings and I’m looking forward to writing next week’s news story from my desk in Perth.