author of elders series gilbert mane


Gilbert S Mane was the headmaster of one of the most successful independent schools in Australia for twenty-six years. He can draw on profound and practical experience to advise on a full range of educational issues:

Curriculum Development

  • Excellence
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Effective differentiation
  • The key elements needed to make a worthwhile school
  • Keeping focused on the essentials while drowning in a sea of regulations


  • Core Values/Ethos
  • School reputation
  • Branding and marketing
  • Meetings - Staff, Executive, Board, Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Staffing
    • Managing Staff
    • Caring for Staff
    • Monitoring performance
    • Hiring and firing
  • Crisis Management


  • Discipline
  • Bullying
  • Difficult students 


  • Parents
  • Board members 
  • The community 
  • Other stakeholders
  • How to really engage and connect with others

Self Care

  • Managing stress and anxiety – principals and staff
  • Practical mindfulness in school management
  • Practical mindfulness for students