• Latest News
  • Freddy Branson wins Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso international music competition
    WHEN Freddy Branson joked to his music teacher he wanted to play his beloved flute overseas, she said his best bet would be to win a competition.
  • ‘Me and My Mentor’ – Nelson Zhao and Greg Roberts
    'Me and My Mentor' - Nelson Zhao and Greg Roberts
  • Henry Wu has founded the Australian Youth Space Society to inspire space industry
    Henry Wu, 17, a Year 11 student at Camberwell Grammar School, is the founder of the Australian Youth Space Society. Last September, Henry attended Space Camp in Alabama, USA, where it dawned on him how small Australia’s own space industry really is. “It was heartbreaking to see that Australia hasn’t got its own space program that conducts domestic launches,” Henry said.
  • Our Major
    Events...

CALENDAR

Click on dates to view event details
 
= School Days
 
= Events

Event:

From the Headmaster's Desk


In a wonderful TED talk on the ’Transformative Power of Classical Music’, the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Benjamin Zander, confesses that at the age of 45, after twenty years of conducting orchestras, he had a revelation. He realized that the conductor of an orchestra is the only person on stage who does not make a sound. The conductor’s entire power lay in his or her ability to make other people powerful. He recognised that his job was to ‘awaken possibility in other people.’ In many ways, his revelation applies equally to Headmasters. Despite Winston Churchill’s lament that ‘Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have never yet been invested,’ the reality is somewhat more prosaic. Headmasters are often ‘behind the scenes’ in a school. The bulk of the work that takes place in classrooms is done by teachers, not headmasters. Most of our time is taken up with administration and unending meetings - meetings with teachers, with parents, with students, with architects, with local council officers, planners, neighbours, educational theorists, people who want you to buy something or convince you about something. Our role really, is to provide the structures and support to enable others to become powerful. Our teachers in turn, carry out that role with their students.