HEADMASTER - MR TONY REELER
Mr Reeler comes from an education background; his father was a Headmaster, his mother a Deputy Headmistress, and two of his sisters are also teachers. He attended Rondebosch Boys High School and studied at the University of Cape Town (UCT) before taking up his first teaching post at Grey High School. Further positions included a Deputy Headmaster post at his alma mater before his first principalship at Pinelands High School. In 2010 he took up the position of Headmaster at Pretoria Boys High School, a position he currently holds.
He is committed to education and to promoting transformation within traditional schools, keeping that which is good from the past, but adapting to become relevant for the future.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE IBSC - MR DAVID ARMSTRONG
Mr Armstrong is the fourth Executive Director for the IBSC. As leader of the IBSC, his goals include serving as a catalyst for growth and membership, raising the organisation’s profile around the globe, improving the quality and value of the products and services offered, and delivering robust revenues to ensure the IBSC’s future. Mr Armstrong is committed to the education of boys, especially in the area of character development.
CHAIRMAN OF THE IBSC BOARD OF TRUSTEES - MR TOM BATTY
Mr Batty is the Principal of Scotch College in Melbourne, Australia and Chairman of the IBSC Board.
Mr Batty’s interests include modern classical literature, classical and contemporary music and ballet, modern German and Russian history, contemporary political issues, psychology and child development, sport (jogging, cricket, squash, tennis, fives) and travelling with his family.
IBSC RESEARCH PROGRAMME COORDINATOR - MS MARGOT LONG
Ms. Margot Long is an English teacher by trade. For the past 13 years she has worked as Deputy Head of Academics and Staff Learning at St John’s Preparatory School in Johannesburg. She was a member of the IBSC Action Research team from 2008 to 2009, researching programmes that combat bullying in schools. Margot continued her work for the IBSC program as a Team Advisor for 7 years, and took on the role of Program Coordinator in 2016. There are currently 54 researchers working together on various topics related to boys’ education.
GUEST SPEAKER AT THE GALA DINNER - PROF ADAM HABIB
Prof Habib is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand. He is anacademic, researcher, activist, administrator and renowned political commentator and columnist.
Transformation, democracy and development are fundamental themes of his research.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - MS. EMMA SADLEIR
Ms Sadleir is considered to be South Africa’s leading expert on social media law. The company she founded, The Digital Law Company, specialises in educating and advising corporates, employees, schools, parents, teachers and universities on the legal, disciplinary and reputational risks of social media.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - DR ABIGAIL JAMES
Dr James is a world-renowned teacher and expert on gender-based learning. She speaks on how teachers, parents and communities can angage better and teach the children in their classrooms, their families, and their neighbourhoods. Dr James is a frequent presenter at education conferences around the world, including IBSC conferences.
She has spent her entire career working with students, teachers and parents in classrooms across the United States, and around the world.
BREAKAWAY SPEAKER - MR MARK BLEW
Mr Blew currently teaches at Michaelhouse in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. He has spent a number of years living and working in boys’ boarding houses in South Africa and the United Kingdom both as a learner and teacher. He has recently completed his Master’s degree focusing on the issue of burnout amongst boarding educators.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - MS RACHEL ADAMS
A Mandela Rhodes Scholar, a Mellon Mays Fellow, and a Felix Scholar, Ms Adams is a founder of Narachi Leadership, a practice aimed at developing benches of leaders across Africa. She has been coaching and developing high-impact leaders her entire professional career. She trained and worked in top institutions across the world including McKinsey, Yale University, Allan Gray Orbis, and Newfield. Ms Adams writes on various topics including race relations, culture, education and leadership.
WEBINAR SPEAKER - DR SHIMI KANG
Dr Kang is a Harvard-trained doctor, researcher, media expert, writer and keynote speaker. She is the current Medical Director for Child and Youth Mental Health for Vancouver community, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, the founder of the Provincial Youth Concurrent Disorders Programme at BC Children’s Hospital, and author of “The Dolphin Parent” and other books. Dr Kang has helped thousands of children, adolescents, and adults move toward positive behaviours and better health.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - MR ROY HELLENBERG
Mr Hellenberg has special interest and expertise in education in post-conflict societies, and has worked with two organisations, Shikaya and Facing History and Ourselves, for the past 12 years. His goal is to equip teachers with knowledge that will help them develop inclusive classrooms and encourage critical thinking and democratic practice. Mr Hellenberg is also a co-founder of FutureProof Schools and co-author of the book “A school where I belong”.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - MR DYLAN WRAY
Mr Wray is a specialist in entrepreneurial education and co-founder of Shikaya, a non-profit organisation that has supported teachers, students and education department officials for over ten years in the South African context. He has worked with education departments, teachers and civil societies in Uganda, Kenya and Colombia and has facilitated a number of international online courses for teachers. Mr Wray is co-author of the book “A school where I belong”.
BREAKAWAY SPEAKER - PROF ISABEL COETZEE
Prof Coetzee has been a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria for the past 21 years and is involved in the education and training of pre-graduate and post-graduate students at the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is an external examiner at several national and international universities. Prof Coetzee has presented lectures at various national and international conferences relating to higher education issues, practice development and research supervision aspects.
BREAKAWAY SPEAKER - MS KAREN HOLLELY
Ms Hollely is the Chief Operations Officer of the Child Witness Institute, a small, dynamic organisation that fights for the rights and dignity of children in the criminal justice system. For nearly two decades they have been working to reform the legal system to take the unique needs of child witnesses into account. Ms Hollely manages the implementation of all projects undertaken by the Institute, locally and abroad. She specialises in psychological issues affecting child witnesses and child victims of sexual offences.
BREAKAWAY SPEAKER - MR CHRIS LUMAN
Mr. Chris Luman is the Headmaster of Maritzburg College and a teacher of Life Orientation. Mr. Luman has recently completed his Master Degree focusing on the management of learner behavior at a former Model C secondary school for boys.
Registration is currently open and will close on 8 February 2019.
The cost for the conference is R3 200 per person for IBSC members and R3 500 per person for non-members. This includes one dinner, lunches and teas, but not accommodation or transport. Please register below. An invoice will be forwarded to your school for payment.