Background Info

Besides being a  husband to a really wonderful lady and a proud father of two awesome sons, Arthur is the principal of Sweet Valley Primary,  Cape Town and has been a school leader for 11 years. He is passionate about effective 21st century education and has a progressive approach to primary education.

Arthur also co-founded EdTechConf – an organisation committed to coming alongside teachers and schools across socio-economic divides to assist them in understanding the role of technology in the classroom and professional development. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Partners for Possibility initiative of Symphonia South Africa. He was selected as a founder member of the Google Educator Group initiative in South Africa and is a Google Certified Educator.

As a regular speaker at conferences, seminars and workshops both locally and abroad, Arthur is exposed to schools and teachers from across a wide spectrum of society. He believes passionately in the ongoing professional development of teachers and in the idea of teachers being life-long learners.

These are some of the events and organisations Arthur has addressed:

  • uLead Summit on Education Leadership – Banff, Canada
  • Lusaka International Community School
  • Zambian Independent Schools Professional Development Seminar – Lusaka
  • Hillcrest Academy – Nairobi
  • Google in Education Summits – Cape Town & Johannesburg
  • ICT in the Classroom Conference – Bloemfontein
  • E-Schools Network Conference – Cape Town
  • Independent Schools Librarians Conference – Cape Town
  • Sweet Valley Primary – Cape Town
  • Micklefield School – Cape Town
  • Rhenish Girls’ Primary – Stellenbosch
  • Northfield Methodist Church – Pretoria
  • Community of Learning Principals – University of the Western Cape
  • Centre for Science and Maths Education – University  of Kwa-Zulu Natal

A list of current presentations is available here: http://headthoughts.co.za/speaking

Should your topic of interest not appear on the list, please contact Arthur with your specific requirements and he will prepare a presentation just for you and your audience.