Leadership

DR. MARY RAMASAMY is the Council Chairman. She works as a Doctor in Tamil Nadu. She is a parent of two alumni.

MRS. MANJU GEORGE is the Treasurer and parent of one alumnus and one current student.

MR. M.I. DEVADATTA is a former student of the school and lives in Bangalore.

MR. SIMON DEVARAJ is a former student and parent of three Hebron students.

MISS. RUBY MANGALDOSS is a former Hebron staff member (senior mistress, Head of DPD and science teacher) and currently serves as the Home Schooling Resource Center Coordinator at Hebron.

MRS. ASTRID BLANKE-VERGHIS is a Hebron parent who also is volunteering at Hebron teaching Modern Languages.

MR. PETER WIIG is a former student and parent of two current students and one alumnus.

MR. IAN A. McCABE is a former student and current parent.

DR. BRIAN WINTLE is a renowned Professor and serves on the Board of several academic institutions around the country.

MR. HOWARD OLDCORN, who as Principal, is also a member of Council.

Staff who work at Hebron School do so out of a sense of Christian calling and service. The school provides remuneration at local Indian rates, as well as full board and accommodation. Hebron staff have a high degree of job satisfaction and a strong appreciation for the School's aims and purpose.

The school provides a sound educational program in a wonderful teaching-learning environment, with eager learners who are encouraged to reach their full potential in a wide range of disciplines and extra curricular activities. There are about 360 students aged from 5 to 19 years studying a modified form of the English National Curriculum leading to the IGCSE and A Level examinations.

With two attractive campuses in the beautiful Nilgiri Hills of south India for accommodation, Hebron School is home to a diverse multi-cultural community made up of around 30 nationalities. Hebron has approximately 65 teaching and 35 administrative staff. Staff come from India, the UK, Australia, NZ, the USA, Canada, Kenya, S. Africa, S. Korea and Europe. As a boarding school the residential care provided at Hebron is personal and endeavours to create a home away from home. Hebron is a lively, busy community in which gifts and talents of both staff and students have ample opportunity for expression and development.

Long-term commitment is highly value by the school (some staff members have served here for 20+ years), however Hebron recognises that this is not always possible. On average staff come for around 3-5 years, a few for one year and a number for 5-10 years. It is a super place for a family to grow up.

Most staff leave with a strong sense of the strategic role that Hebron plays and with deep appreciation for the years they have served at Hebron. In recent years several staff have returned for a ‘second innings’ – testimony to the value they place on serving at Hebron.

Student Leadership opportunities at Hebron include:

  • Prefects (Std. 13): c. 16, chosen by staff.
  • Std. 13: all have at least one area of preferred responsibility (as discussed with Class Tutors).
  • House Captains (Std. 13): 8, chosen by staff and responsible for sport and other House activities.
  • Student Council (Std. 13): class representatives (student elected), Co-Presidents (elected) and Executive (from elected reps.) – currently 13 on Executive; Executive meets with staff on S.S.L.C.
  • ‘Zenith’ (student newspaper): various nominated positions
  • Canteen: various nominated supervisors (under the Managers)
  • Student Lounge: various nominated supervisors (under the Managers)
  • Captains of sports’ teams (various age levels).
  • Table monitors (Selborne – Std. 12; Junior School – Std. 6)
  • Drama Producers (Std. 13 play): nominated by the class
  • Clubs / societies: various roles depending on Club and either student nominated or staff appointed.
  • Dorms: some DP’s appoint students to be in charge of rooms / rotas, etc.
  • Duke of Edinburgh / treks: students often have to take responsibility to lead a designated group.
  • Other areas: Christian Activities, Community Service, Drama, Music, Sport, Junior School, Prep assistance, the Libraries, Facilities Committee, Kitchen Committee, etc.

These opportunities provide the students with the skills they need to form and lead varied teams to fulfill an objective. They gain knowledge and experience in executing different tasks as a team and helps them prepare for larger leadership roles and responsibilities as they step into life outside of Hebron School.