I was a long term Northern Territory (NT) territory educator, commencing my teaching career in WA in 1970. We came to the NT in July 1975 and worked in remote, town then urban communities. My tenure in the NT was at Numbulwar School (1975- 1978), Angurugu Community School on Groote Eylandt (1979-1982), Nhulunbuy Primary School (1983-1986), then Karama School (1987-1991) and lastly Leanyer School (1992 until retiring in January 2012). I filled the position of school principal from 1977 until my retirement.
My major focus on and belief in education is that it develop children and students holistically, preparing them for the whole of life. Educational partnerships involving staff, students, community and department have always been important.
I am a Fellow and Lifetime Member of the Council of Education Leaders, a Life Member of the Association of School Education Leaders and was awarded the Commonwealth Centenary Medal for contribution to education.
I hold a number of degrees and remain actively interested in and contributive to education. A highlight of my ‘recent’ life has been contributing to teacher education at the Charles Darwin University. I also involve with our Department of Education (NT) as a member of the Principals Reference Group and am working with others on the establishment of a Principals Coaching and Mentoring program.
A recent addition (since July 2013) has been my writing of a weekly column about educational matters for the Darwin/Palmerston /Litchfield ‘Suns’ Newspapers. I occasionally write for other papers and for professional magazines. I also write for online conferences and have an account on LinkedIn.
Shaz(sharyn) winders. To refresh your memory formerly speech pathogist (retired 2019) and then there was toastmasters. I don’t have a LinkedIn account and can’t find any other way to contact you. I have recently taken on the role of social outings and guest speakers for marrara probus… so I thought of you as an always fascinating and entertaining speaker. We meet at the pints club and guest speakers are given 30 minutes to talk on their topic. Meetings are on the 2nd thursday morning of the month starting at 10.30am. We can provide you with a cuppa and biscuits and a certificate of appreciation. We are currently a small group.
Hope to hear from you soon
Hope things are going well for you. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
One of your colleagues messaged me re the club but I lost her communication so am replying through you if okay.
Tied up for the next couple of months so can’t commit to any invitation. Sorry about that.
Hope you are keeping well.
Hi Mr. Henry,
You are worth following and reading your articles or writings are very inspiring, educative and insightful.
Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it very much. In my developmental years, I was helped in understanding education by many people and want, in my retirement, to give back to a profession that did so much for me.
I have a great deal of material (apart from what is on my blog) that I am willing to share. Should you ever wish to contact me in this regard, my email is email@example.com
Everything I have is shared at no cost to those seeking material I have developed.
Regards and all the very best.
January 27 2022
You have quite an admirable resume. Of particular interest to me is your unwavering commitment to education. Life is give and take and your decision to give back to the community that gave you so much is commendable and inspiring!
My wish is that you have long life and sound health to continue your selfless service to humanity.