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Principal’s Welcome

Mark Barratt has over twenty years’ experience as a Principal, leading a number of schools in both low and high socio economic areas. His most recent principalship was of a large inner-city school in New Zealand that lead the way in inclusive educational practice.

Mr Barratt’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also has Master’s Degrees in Education from both Australian and NZ Universities. He is currently completing a Doctorate in Education exploring pedagogy.

Mr Barratt was the spokesperson for a number of years for the Auckland Principal’s Association regarding Special Education and has been heavily involved in preservice teacher education, having been employed by the University of Auckland as a part-time lecturer. He has presented at many conferences in NZ and overseas particularly in the field of inclusive education.

His philosophy of education is based around the notion that school has to be relevant. Education needs to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. Our students are the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow. This is a huge responsibility but is also exciting as we work with students to to be creative, innovative and enterprising thinkers, to be curious, enquiring and open-minded and to know how to make informed decisions.

Mr Barratt is excited about working at Quest School Bahrain and contributing to a organization that actively promotes the combination of inclusiveness and celebrates excellence in academic achievement.

Mr Barratt and his wife are of NZ nationality and have a home in Auckland and when possible escape to their family beach home on Waiheke Island.  They have 6 grown up children who love travelling the world. In his spare time he enjoys reading and exploring history. He is a proud supporter of NZ Rugby and enjoys all sports.

School Principal

Mark Barratt

His philosophy of education is based around the notion that school has to be relevant. Education needs to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. Our students are the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow. This is a huge responsibility but is also exciting as we work with students to to be creative, innovative and enterprising thinkers, to be curious, enquiring and open-minded and to know how to make informed decisions.

Mr Barratt is excited about working at Quest School Bahrain and contributing to a organization that actively promotes the combination of inclusiveness and celebrates excellence in academic achievement.

Mr Barratt and his wife are of NZ nationality and have a home in Auckland and when possible escape to their family beach home on Waiheke Island.  They have 6 grown up children who love travelling the world. In his spare time he enjoys reading and exploring history. He is a proud supporter of NZ Rugby and enjoys all sports.

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