Stephen Codrington


Portal to the Blogs

I shared about 350 weekly blogs on this website over a period of seven years from 2006 to 2013 while I served as Principal in two international schools.

Please use the links immediately below to access all the blogs, arranged by picture and by date.

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”                   - Herman Melville, ‘Moby Dick’

I am a geographer and I love to travel to experience new places, new cultures, new ideas, new environments and new foods.  I really enjoy understanding our world more deeply through first-hand experiences.  On this page, I have recorded a few of my travel diaries to share with you.

While serving as Head of Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong from 2004 to 2011, I posted almost 250 blogs to make information about international education more accessible, and to provide some insights into the views and life of the Head of a United World College.  The links for 2006 to mid-2011 above cover the Hong Kong period.

Following my seven years in Hong Kong, I served as Head at The Awty International School in Houston, Texas until mid-2013.  During that time, I posted just over a hundred blogs to share my experiences as the Head of the largest international school in the United States.  These blogs can be accessed by going to the year-by-year links for 2011 to 2013.

I have also posted several travel diaries in the form of daily blogs to share my ‘non-work’ experiences during my breaks between school terms.  These can be accessed HERE.

I also publish frequent short articles (which some might consider to be blogs) on school leadership and governance on my Optimal School Governance website.  These blogs can be accessed HERE.