Tuesday, 20 May 2008 12:52 PM

Workshop for Solomons School Principals

Principals from high schools around Honiara are currently undergoing a one-day workshop at the Honiara City Council Education Division conference room.

The purpose of this morning's workshop is to address the issue of reviving the Solomon Islands Principals Association (SISPA).

Fresh New Zealand masters' degree graduate, Collin Rugebatu told the principals' meet that discussions and findings have found that school leadership in Solomon Islands is congruent with the "big man" leadership style.

He said that the traditional leadership practices is in line with effective principal practices.

Mr. Rugebatu said the two different styles of leadership, traditional and school, advocate many of the same values, norms and parallel, moving towards the same direction, which is to have the best possible outcome for the society.

"To be a committed principal calls for an unselfish contribution to the local community and the broader society," he added.

Mr. Rugebatu encouraged the principals to participate in appropriate school programs, stating that participation in school activities will help them get to know the school community better.

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