Virtual Planning Session with Independent Schools
The November 30, 2021 in-person Atlantic Canadian Independent Schools Symposium to be hosted in Halifax by EduNova, GlobalEyes, and Dalhousie University was affected by the recent uptick in Covid-19 numbers causing the event to be postponed until spring, 2022. Instead, a virtual planning session brought together the organizers with five independent schools: Sacred Heart School of Halifax, King’s-Edgehill School, Rothesay Netherwood School, Class Afloat – West Island College International, and Armbrae Academy.
Shawna Garrett, President and CEO of EduNova, and Kristen Sutherland, Associate Registrar of Dalhousie University, co-hosted a session on Cross-Sectoral Opportunities for Collaboration. GlobalEyes CEO Paul Millman and Mike Hennigar, EduNova’s Director of Recruitment and Marketing, co-moderated a panel discussion: Possibilities for International Collaboration Within the Sector. The virtual session closed with a presentation on Current Trends in Independent School International Student Recruitment by James Mann, Global Marketing Director of New York’s Student Management Group (SMG).
Regarding the event Millman says, “It was a great first effort to bring together the independent school sector and examine opportunities for collaboration in international education. We arrived at two possibilities for projects to complete in the 2021-2022 school year.” Plans are underway for a full symposium in the spring of 2022.