Nine years as Associate Headmaster

Nine years as Associate Headmaster Ainsley Robson

16 December 2022

As one of the longest-serving Associate Headmasters of St Paul’s Collegiate School, Ainsley Robson’s tenure will come to an end at the conclusion of the academic year.

Heavily involved with student enrolments, general day-to-day school activities, boarding, and school sports, Ainsley and his family have been entrenched within the St Paul’s community during his nine years.

Ainsley will begin his new chapter with Writers Toolbox, a cloud-based online writing tool that provides students and teachers with educational programmes utilising subject experts and award-winning artificial intelligence software to produce school writing improvement outcomes at double the current national rates.

He takes up the role as Head of Operations where he will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the business and the performance of critical functional areas, such as revenue, teaching and learning, research and development, people and culture. He is thrilled to be part of the expansion of the world-class innovative learning tool alongside his highly passionate team.

“I’m really excited to take on a new challenge in a totally different environment. I’ve loved every moment of my teaching career. The last 22 years have been the most rewarding and fulfilling time I could have possibly hoped for. As Mark Twain so eloquently put it; “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” However, I am at a point in my career where I crave change, a new challenge that looks to push me out of my comfort zone. As I regularly say to the student body, if you never challenge yourself, you will never realise what you can become! In this regard, I want to walk the talk,” says Ainsley.

There are many things Ainsley will miss about St Paul’s, including the beauty of its setting, the collegiality amongst the staff, and the connections made within the supportive and like-minded community. However, the daily interactions with the students will be the thing he misses most.

As St Paul’s is the only home his children have ever known, that will take some adjustments within the family. St Paul’s Collegiate School staff, students, and families wish Ainsley and his family all the best for the future.