12/10/2020 - 15:30

ISWA appoints new principal

12/10/2020 - 15:30

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Madagascar-based Caroline Brokvam is set to become the next principal of International School of Western Australia, one year after former principal Maria Coate’s departure.

Caroline Brokvam is currently the director of American School of Antananarivo

Madagascar-based Caroline Brokvam is set to become the next principal of International School of Western Australia, one year after former principal Maria Coate’s departure.

Ms Coate had initially taken study leave following the opening of a WorkSafe investigation in November of last year.

The school’s chair, Gerrit Godecke, had told parents the following month that Ms Coate would not return to the job and would be replaced by David Gee in an interim position.

Announcing the appointment this afternoon, Mr Godecke said that Dr Brokvam, who will assume the role in July, would bring 20 years of international experience in five schools across four continents to the job.

“Her extensive knowledge of the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement curriculums, as well as her passion for a rich and inclusive learning environment, make her the ideal person to lead ISWA,” he said.

“Caroline’s leadership will be integral to ensuring our students continue to pursue academic excellence as part of a strong, supportive and engaged community.”

Dr Brokvam, who is currently the director of American School of Antananarivo, said she was privileged to be joining the school.

“I look forward to working collaboratively with the Board, staff, parents and students, to continue to build outstanding educational opportunities within ISWA’s unique international and local context,” she said.

ISWA is one of seven schools in WA to offer the ‘International Baccalaureate’ program, an internationally accredited curriculum that can be taught in languages other than English.

The school teaches to about 300 students in total, according to Data & Insights.

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