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TISSL International Conference for Heads of Schools

The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL), which is an association of premier international schools in Sri Lanka, was formed in 2001 with the main aim of fostering good relationships with its 25 member schools. The association also organizes annual international conferences with heads and decision makers of member international schools and non-member international schools, state schools and private schools in the region in order to exchange best practices and enhance the quality of teaching-learning practices in schools.

TISSL International Conference for Heads of Schools will be held from October 17 to 19 at Blue Water Hotel, Wadduwa.

Over the past three decades, there has been a significant rise in the number of international schools in Sri Lanka following English medium instruction, which has been due to the growing demand of parents opting to educate their children in a language that the world speaks.

This year’s TISSL Conference will take place at the cross-roads between extensive infrastructure development of educational institutions in the government sector as well as educational institutions in the private sector. With this in mind, Kumari Grero the Chairperson of the TISSL association, leading the TISSL Conference Organizing Committee and her team identified a timely theme for this conference –“Unleashing Problem Solvers”. Under this theme, three reputed professionals from foreign countries have been invited to share their expertise to school leaders and decision makers in Sri Lanka’s international schools community, in order to help them identify and tackle any upcoming issues during the planning phase of this infrastructure development.

Pearson and Cambridge Assessment International Education are the ‘Principal Sponsors’ of this event and will each host a prominent speaker to share their expertise related to the theme of the conference.

The British Council teamed up as a ‘Co-Sponsor’ and will sponsor Sir Michael Wilshaw, who will be the Chief Guest of this event and deliver the key note address to participants. With over 50 years of experience in education and successful incumbencies as the former Chief Inspector of Schools in England and the former Head of Ofsted, his insights on education will be extremely beneficial and relevant to the theme of this conference. Another ‘Co-Sponsor’ of this event is Monash University.


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