Sunday, 20 October 2019


MBAS principal back from overseas marketing trip

MBAS principal back from overseas marketing trip

Mercury Bay Area School principal, John Wright has recently returned from a trip to Europe, marketing the school to the international student community. Mr Wright attended education fairs and met with agencies representing the school in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Austria and Italy. On his way back, he attended a two-day conference in Singapore with the title, "21st Century School Reformation - Rethink, Reinvent, Revolutionise."

Mr Wright said it was easy to represent MBAS. "Our course diversity, our emphasis on really positive learning relationships, our resourcing, the safe home stays we offer, our small community, our quality facilities in every learning area and the fact that we are working with five-year-olds through to 19 year olds made me realise once again just how unique we are as a school and an area school in particular."

Wherever Mr Wright went, there was a lot of interest in MBAS’s marine academy and outdoor education focus and many questions were asked about the school’s aeroplane build last year and the restoration of the Coot amphibian plane students of the school are involved in at the moment.

Mr Wright said the conference in Singapore reinforced his view that MBAS is on the right track with his and his staff’s forward-looking approach to education.



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