Most Likely to Succeed
Mon 22 May 5:30 – 8:30pm
SCPA fundraiser. Screening of Most Likely to Succeed & panel discussion at Roxy Theatre
The 21st century is going to be all about building, creating, and innovating. This remarkable film shows a path of how we can empower all of our children to do that. – Sal Khan, Khan Academy.
Scots College Parents’ Association are thrilled to host a fundraiser screening of the Sundance-selected film Most Likely to Succeed. This acclaimed film offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, Most Likely to Succeed has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and AFI DOCS.
This evening is open to the community, so bring a friend and your child/ren. We recommend this documentary is suitable for children Year 9 and above.
Post the film join this expert panel in a conversation about re-imagining schools for the 21st Century.
Meet the panel:
NZQA Board Member
Murray Strong is an independent Chairman and professional director. He currently holds governance and advisory roles in both the public and private sector. Currently he is an independent director on the National Infrastructure Board for the Ministry of Education overseeing assets to the value of $28bn, is an independent director on the Board of NZQA, has been actively involved in the Christchurch rebuild overseeing 4 major projects with a value of circa $1bn and speaks regularly on leadership and digital transformation. He works with Boards to improve their performance and has a wide range of public sector clients. He has held a variety of Crown appointed senior roles, including Crown entity directorships and statutory intervention roles over the last 15 years. He has worked in governance and senior management roles across the education, aviation, professional services, tourism and sport sectors. He’s also been actively involved in TEDxQueenstown as speaker coach and MC.
Head of Marketing & Publicity, Weta Digital
Dave Gougé is the Head of Marketing & Publicity at Weta Digital. He manages the overall reputation of the studio, including company positioning and messaging as well as publicity, event and digital marketing strategy. He helped established the NZ chapter of the Visual Effects Society and is an active member of its Board and serves on the conference Program Boards of FMX and Animfx NZ. Dave is also an experienced speaker, interviewer and moderator.
Prior to Weta Digital, Dave was the Film & Games Sr. Industry Marketing Manager for Autodesk. He continues to advise new and emerging players in the technology/mobile space on marketing and go-to-market strategy. Dave began his career in advertising, working at top firms like Young & Rubicam and Goodby Silverstein & Partners as well as smaller shops specialising in digital and integrated marketing. With over 20 years of experience, Dave has a unique talent for building technology and entertainment brands.
Scots College Board of Governors Representative
Jo Cribb was the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women until September 2016 and one of the youngest Chief Executives ever appointed in the New Zealand Public Service. Jo has invested her time and energy in advancing the cause of the vulnerable in society, spearheading some of the most difficult issues of our time, including child abuse, child poverty, family violence and vulnerable women. Formerly the Deputy Children’s Commissioner, author of the Government’s Green Paper on Vulnerable Children, director of a number of NGOs, she has a Doctorate in Public Policy and works internationally on advancing development in the Pacific as a director of Volunteer Service Abroad. Very importantly Jo is also the proud mother of two (her son a Scots student) and referees their Saturday morning sport, bakes cupcakes and sews Guide badges onto blankets.
Jo represents the Scots College Board of Governors on the Most Likely to Succeed panel. She believes one of the roles of our Board is looking to the future. In a rapidly changing diverse and digital world, we want our children to be as well prepared as they can. This means what they experience at school needs not only to keep pace with change, but be one step ahead. Our expectations of education based on our own experiences (that if you are of a vintage similar to me included chalk and purple mimeograph machines) may need to be put aside.
Founding Partner, Topham Guerin & Scots College Old Boy
Ben Guerin is a digital media consultant and regular speaker on technology, innovation and education. He is a Founding Partner of Topham Guerin, a digital consulting firm that works with major companies, brands and public sector organisations around the world, including in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sri Lanka, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Recently, Ben worked on the 2016 London Mayoral election campaign and advised former Prime Minister John Key and his office on digital strategy.
Ben was a Scots College student from 2008-2012, where he studied the IB Diploma and received the NZQA Top Scholar’s award for History. While at Victoria University of Wellington he co-founded CodeSmashers, an education startup that taught people of all backgrounds how to code through interactive workshops and online exercises. Since 2013 Ben has consulted on digital campaigns for political clients and NGOs, through to every level of the private sector across a range of industries including retail, e-commerce, food and beverage, resources and infrastructure.
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All proceeds go to the Prep School Playground project.