As part of the interview, Paul shared some details on his career background, what he loves about OneSchool and his thoughts on the benefits provided by independent schools.
How would you describe your school?
OneSchool Global is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive, truly global schools. With over 9500 students, over 120 campuses and over 2000 staff and volunteers operating across 20 countries, OneSchool’s global education ecosystem provides an environment in which our staff and students thrive.
We develop learners who “learn how to learn and achieve”. We facilitate this learning through a forward-looking and pioneering approach to education. While academic excellence has and always will be a priority, OneSchool challenges dated educational practices and processes with our Self-Directed Learning Programme. We place students and their learning outcomes at the centre of all that we do, with a focus on what and how students are learning, rather than merely on what is being taught.
In New Zealand, OneSchool Global has over 270 staff providing its innovative learning and teaching approach to over 1600 students in 17 campuses spread from Invercargill in the south to Kerikeri in the north, and in 15 places in between, as well as our three schools in Argentina. We also have a national support office based in Auckland that includes finance, IT, HR and administration staff.
To make our learning happen I am assisted by two associate principals (junior and senior), a teacher academy director and 12 campus principals based across the region (one is based in Argentina).
Take a look at the full profile on OneSchool’s Paul Kennedy on ISNZ’s website.
Also, if you are looking for a teaching career in an innovative, global school, that embraces technology and values your development as a teacher, visit out employment pages to learn more about current opportunities across the globe.