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Far out Friday: Australia’s youngest school principals

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The Educator | 06 Feb 2015, 09:48 AM Agree 0
Does age matter when running a school?
  • Guest | 06 Feb 2015, 02:50 PM Agree 0
    I'm 35 and in my first year as Principal.
  • Nick | 06 Feb 2015, 04:32 PM Agree 0
    I don't see age listed on on any selection criteria. If you have the runs on the board, there is no reason to overlook a young candidate. Likewise, there is no reason to dump or not consider a well-creditentialed older candidate. If they have the capacity to meet the school's strategic direction. In short, it's about the professional qualities, not the age.
  • | 08 Feb 2015, 10:56 AM Agree 0
    I won my first Principals job at age 33. 420 kid school in NZ. In our area we would have 6-8 principals around our area who are in their first 3 years of principalship in the mid to late 30s! Age is no barrier to running a successful school...
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