Hudnut, Huybrechts talk about summer experiences

By Camille Shooshani 

President Thomas Hudnut and Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts told new and returning parents what they learned from their trip to China and Singapore.

They also stressed the importance of independence, accomplishment, and assurance at the first Parents’ Association Meeting Sept. 22.

Both speeches centered on connection; both the connection that parents and teachers have with the students and children and the potential connections that can be made with students in China.

Roughly 350 parents gathered for the welcoming speeches in the Bing Performing Arts Center.

One parent said that she attended the welcoming meeting every year to hear Hudnut speak.

“He is an amazing speaker who always leaves me with something to think about all year,” she said.

Hudnut emphasized the importance of Harvard-Westlake’s purpose as an international example to follow.

Huybrechts described her trip to China and Singapore, where she observed strategies for teaching, which included a very technologically advanced library that she hopes, will help in the upcoming remodeling of the upper school library.