Gavin McCormack


The leaders of tomorrow lay dormant in the children of today. Academic excellence is important, but essential skills such as love, empathy, resilience and acceptance cannot be overlooked. In this heartfelt talk, Gavin McCormack adjusts our perspective of what the word ‘education’ truly means. Gavin McCormack is a trained Montessori teacher, children’s author, teacher trainer, philanthropist and school principal. While working in the teaching profession for over twenty years, he has used his experience and training to understand what it means to truly educate with true intention. Initially trained as a mainstream primary school teacher, Gavin re-trained as a Montessori teacher where he found the understanding and experience that has inspired him to build several schools and teacher training centres in the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Gavin has trained teachers, parents and educational leaders across the world. His passion for educational reform, with a strong emphasis on Montessori within the home, has driven him to attempt to put these thoughts into words. He believes that for a child to reach their full potential, the school and home environment must work in harmony.


Leaders in Education Conference

17 November 2022 | 10:30 - 11:30 | English///Arabic | It Takes a Child to Raise a Village

During this talk, we will discuss the impact that essential skills and the development of critical thinking have on our children's cognitive, social, and emotional development.

We will also explore how the synergy between home and school is crucial when it comes to empowering our students to be today's learners for tomorrow's world. A world where giving service to those around us, prepares our students for a future we are yet to understand.

Wellbeing Space

17 November 2022 | 12:50 - 13:10 | English | The Power of Saying Yes

When schools allow children to take the lead in the journey we call education, the skills for tomorrow are cultivated and the leaders of tomorrow are born.


17 November, 2022 | 15:15 to 16:00
Education for the Future

This panel will discuss the current structure of education within schools and on-line what will schools look like in the future, including the curriculum and the learning environment how change is happening now.