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Australian Christian College Principal spending a day walking in the shoes of a student

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Principal Brendan Corr from ACC Marsden Park has signed up for an interesting experience, he is participating in the international Shadow a Student Challenge where principals and teachers from around the world are invited to spend a day shadowing the movements of a school student.

He’ll be walking in the shoes of a student on Monday, March 4, 2019.

The Shadow a Student Challenge is part of an initiative called School Retool, a professional development fellowship that helps school leaders redesign their school cultures. The challenge follows four key steps: prepare, shadow, reflect and act.

“I’m looking forward to connecting with the students, teachers and curriculum from a perspective I’m otherwise removed from.”

“I’m hoping the challenge will show that what we are doing in our classrooms is achieving a community of engaged students who are well known, well loved and well taught. I’m also looking forward to the insights the experience will no doubt provide,that will better equip us in supporting our all of students in improving their results,” says Corr.

Uniquely, ACC Marsden Park offers both on campus and online modes of school.

“We understand there are instances where doing school online is more appropriate and more constructive for the student and family.

“ACC Marsden Park is the only non-government online distance education school in NSW.

“I’m looking forward to uncovering elements of the student experience that may otherwise go unnoticed such as student sentiment about learning, students’ expectations of their own success, which subjects arouse interest among classes, and how students are interacting with one another and the teachers.”

The Australian Christian College Group is a network of nine Christian Schools in five states and the largest provider of non-government, online distance education in Australia.

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