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Marshalee Dale-Powell

Vice Principal

“The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things”

~ Jean Piaget. 

My educational philosophy is entrenched in the belief that students are not blank slates to be written on, nor vessels to be filled with information; they are curious beings yearning to be empowered with the right tools to develop a personal understanding of the world.

Consequently, I strongly endorse and ascribe to Piaget’s school of thought, as I too believe that the ultimate aim of education is to provide the students with the skills and motivation necessary for them to lead fulfilling, successful lives. It is also my belief that the students should be at the centre of the instructional process, where they are given the opportunity to construct knowledge for themselves. As Ignacio Estrada says, “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” They are capable beings with their unique thought processes, learning styles, hopes and dreams. It therefore necessitates the creation of an environment of inclusivity, and one that welcomes their aspirations, feeds their curiosity, promotes critical thinking, and assists them in developing their maximum potential. My aim is to instill the love of life-long learning and create well- rounded future leaders who will always be guided by these principles. 

Marshalee Dale-Powell: Staff
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