Keller House hosted seventeen Dutch Principals from Onderwijs Maak Je Samen on 13 February 2020. It was an exceptional day of learning and sharing best practice.
We used Sunlands Primary School in Kenwyn as our base for the day. The Principal, Alta van Heerden, is currently the President of the International Confederation of Principals (ICP) and interacts with national and international governments regarding education policy.
Sunlands Primary is a beautiful school with delightful students and committed educators. Alta shared a little of her story in education before her students took the Principals on a Tour. During recess, the Sunlands staff joined the visitors for tea and discussed education practice in South Africa. The delegates were enthralled.
After a light lunch, Keller House presented an Emotional Intelligence presentation which modelled interactive learning based on Mind Brain Education Science new thinking strategies which always includes a little bit of movement and dance. The Dutch Principals loved the movement.
Our relationship with Onderwijs Maak Je Samen started a number of years ago and we have benefitted from the collaborative friendship. Keller House has been asked to host another group of 30 Principals in November. We are dreaming big regarding this visit and hope to pair the Dutch Principals with 30 Keller House affiliated school Principals at a leadership-learning function.
It is so important for our movers and shakers in education to travel abroad to visit schools and discover how others leaders approach their daily commitment of changing the lives of students in schools.