Your article which appeared on Tuesday, 20 May 2008 entitled 'Workshops for Solomon Islands School Principals' caught my attention, specifically the purpose of the one day workshop, which was aimed at addressing 'the issue of reviving the Solomon Islands Principals Association (SISPA)'.

Although I whole-heartedly appreciate the effort by the organisers to revive the above named association; believed to have been conceived approximately 3-4 years ago, I am hugely at loss why it has become defunct so quickly despite its well intended objectives - one of which is to provide a forum for discussing and sharing ideas as well as to resolve common issues that affect secondary schools from attaining the expected educational outcomes of our country.

In the context of current education reform, which I believe triggered the formation of the said association, one wonders whether we as educational leaders and mangers will ever sustain such well-intended initiatives.