VICE-PRINCIPAL, MIDDLE SCHOOL
I t is safe to say that TFS’s Roger Marino is involved in almost every aspect of school life.
His job at the middle school is to help with and support students’ transition between the junior and senior schools.
His daily life at the school sees him moving through almost every part of the campus, as he greets students each morning; moves from class to class to oversee how they are being taught; meets with administration, teachers, parents and students; coaches rugby; and also attends various other sports and arts events.
“My job is very much about being a presence on campus and in the students’ lives,” he says.
Now in his 25th year of teaching, he is not afraid to dive head-first into a position that involves risk- taking and potential embarrassment in front of the students. “The students respect the fact that I’m willing to do things that I’m not necessarily the best at, which encourages them to become more involved.” “We all make mistakes, and so long as we accept the consequences and learn from it, we can move on in a really