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Goodbye Jim

By alllenthough 16 April 2012 9

Jim Waterson is leaving ACT education.

After acting like Oprah and delivering Ipads to principals Jim is leaving us.

Although Ipads are unsupported IT devices that teachers and students cannot get departmental support for, Jim feels good that he was cutting edge in his tenure.

While his clear out of senior executives who seemed to not toe the line, has provided fresh faces.

I now wonder what the next DG will do in order to stamp the A.C.T. with a new short term vision for their future job security and direction.

Wondering what rioters think will be the new spin for education after Jim?

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Gerry-Built 8:34 pm 17 Apr 12

The continuing saga of the DET executive staff carousel continues…


Great to have such stability at the steering-end of the vessel… what is so wrong with DET that they cannot keep pointy-end staff in there?

MrMagoo 3:18 pm 17 Apr 12

Gerry-Built said :

…and are we talking about “Waterston”???

yes Gerry, he’s gone, almost faster than he arrived. My other half is within the Education Directorate and she was the one who told me big Jim was leaving and that perhaps it wasn’t such a great loss to education in the ACT.

Gerry-Built 1:56 pm 17 Apr 12

…and are we talking about “Waterston”???

Gerry-Built 1:37 pm 17 Apr 12

Where is this news from? It isn’t on the Department’s website, intranet or our (staff) email…

EvanJames 12:15 pm 17 Apr 12

I hope the writer of the OP is not active in education. That is a very poorly-written piece. Seriously.

Dishing out iPads to executives seems quite common, especially in the private sector. Unfortunately they don’t interface well with a lot of common software (like Adobe) which creates all kinds of problems.

PantsMan 11:46 am 17 Apr 12

Well, kids can learn to spell on Twitter. And why encourage high-level conceptual and analytical skills, or encourage the discipline to stick with and complete a task, when you can give away a game console and encourage teenagers to stream their undeveloped thoughts unto the world. Excellent training for the Public Service.

It’s life Jim, but not as we know it.

grunge_hippy 10:51 am 17 Apr 12

He was director general of the education dept for a nanosecond.

Did sweet FA.


Dilandach 10:08 am 17 Apr 12

Is this where I sign up for the free Ipads?

enrique 9:56 am 17 Apr 12


What, the h@ll are you talking about? Give us some context man!

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