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Schools of Fish

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The 2015 Finch Memoir Prize winner

Alan Sampson is a man bent on success. As a very strict high school principal he is renowned for transforming weak schools into centres of academic and sporting excellence. But the long hours take their toll on his home life. As his marriage ends and and his family is torn apart, he is given a school with one of the worst reputations in the state. And to make matters worse, in this school is one of the most troublesome students he has ever come across … his own son, Greg.

As Alan strives to find a way to tame his son’s behavioural problems at school and at home, he and Greg battle each other as well as the engrained ingrained obstacles in the education system, as well as each other. Only when they both find the courage to step outside the rules do they find their way through to each other ... and … They realise that the best education in life can often be found outside the school system.

Alan Sampson has worked in the education department in Queensland for 30 years as a teacher, high school principal, Inspector of Schools and Assistant Regional Director. . 
He is the proud father of four children and enjoys spending his spare time surfing, travelling and writing.

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Schools of Fish

Alan Sampsons 'Schools of Fish' should be compulsory reading for all teachers and aspiring principals. An entertaining and at times heartbreaking read.

Schools of Fish
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: 20 May 2015
  • Publisher: Finch Publishing
  • Seller: Finch Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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