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24 comments on “Ted Brierley”

  1. I met Ted through ICP and immediately knew this was someone I wanted as a friend and colleague. Ted was one of a small group of friends I made through ICP that made my involvement one of the most special parts of my professional life. I loved working with Ted, except it wasn’t work. It was always fun. Thank you Ted for the friendship, the enjoyment of the work we did together and -especially – the laughter. I can’t believe we won’t have another glass together and poke fun at each other; and that you won’t be there for the next Ashes series.

  2. Having met Ted through national and international Principal networks we ended up meeting in some very strange places. When travelling with someone you get to know them well and we became very good friends. Spending time in France with Ted and Andrew developing training sessions for school principals in places like India and China was some of the most enjoyable “work” I ever had. He offered me (and my family) a home from home in Melbourne. He was always an excellent host. As our younger son ended up in Sydney we come to Aus often and every trip included meeting up with the Melbourne group and usually a trip to the railway. Nigel and I were very disappointed when our 2020 trip had to be cancelled but were looking forward to 2021. I admired him as a professional colleague and valued him as a very precious friend. I miss him RIP Ted.

  3. Thank you Ted for everything you have done to help young people achieve their dreams through supporting Principals and School Leaders on the global, nation, state and local stage. Always larger than life. Always pushed the envelope. Always with the common down to earth touch.
    I leant a lot.
    Rest in Peace

  4. RIP Ted – I life well lived and proudly on your terms. being in your company was always an adventure.

    You were never ‘a feather dust’ – you put secondary government education in Australia on the political agenda -your work made the path forward so much easier for those who followed.

    Thanks for the memories, your legacy will live on in so many education circles.

  5. Ted was a big bear of a man, a true leader in a world where too many are afraid to cut through the cant. He did it with wit and great humour.

  6. A most interesting life.
    My children were students at the Timboon High School when Ted was principal. The name Bob Biggins is familiar to me too.

  7. I worked with Ted at Diamond Valley Railway on the Family Day Pass system and he was supportive of problem solving. He was great to work with and he will be difficult yo replace RIP Ted

  8. RIP young man. A great man taken far too soon. An outstanding Principal forever remembered and respected with fond memories.

    Colin Archibald – Former Teacher Timboon High School

  9. Ted was an inspiration to all who knew him, friends and family alike. I had the honour to know Ted for a number of years now, and I was continually amazed at the depths of his energy, commitment to all those in the community, but most of all his passion for the Miniature Railway. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. RIP Ted, we will miss you.

  10. On behalf of the Shire of Nillumbik councillors and the wider Nillumbik community I would like to pass on our condolences to Ted, his family, friends and colleagues at the Diamond Valley Miniature Railway. Ted was a remarkable contributor to our community and will be sorely missed.

  11. I had a great deal of respect for Ted as he was a true mentor for everyone at DVR and was willing to help anyone that needed it. Very sadly missed Lou Melli

  12. On behalf of all the staff, students and the community at Timboon P12 we express our deepest condolences to Ted’s family, friends and colleagues.

    Ted made an outstanding contribution to education and the Timboon Community. We thank him for his commitment to the education of the young people we care for each day.

    Davin Reid
    Current Principal
    Timboon P12

  13. If every teacher was like Ted, nobody would ever want to leave school. He was without doubt such a caring, passionate and inspiring teacher. Not one class was ever dull. Numerous very fond memories.
    To see what he went on to do for education and the community is amazing.

  14. I was very lucky to know Ted the past 11 years thanks to his time at the Diamond Valley Railway. Ted was the best Secretary the club has ever had, he was a great friend, a great leader and a real funny man to be around.
    Thanks for helping make our railway a better place and thank you for all your support during our time on Committee.
    To Ted’s family and friends, my thoughts are with you and I hope you all enjoy remembering the good times you spent with Ted, just as I do.
    Rest well Ted.

  15. Ted was a great secretary for Diamond valley railway for 11years and a great person that helped me to organise a excursion for me school but also a good person to chat to at DVR

  16. On behalf of all the current staff, students and community at Timboon P12 , we express our deepest condolences to Ted’s family , friends and colleagues.

    The contribution that Ted has made to education and improving the lives of the young people we care for each day has been an amazing one.

    Davin Reid
    Current Principal
    Timboon P12

  17. R.I.P Ted

    With high remembrances,
    Jorma Lempinen
    Past President of Finnish Principals’ Association SURE-FIRE (1999-2007)

  18. R.I.P Ted
    With high remembrances,
    Jorma Lempinen
    President of Finnish Principals’ Association SURE-FIRE (1999-2007)

  19. Deeply saddened to hear about the death of Ted.

    Ted was such a kind, gentle soul. He would do anything to help improve the works of ICP.
    I remember the many trips we had to various countries for ICP Meetings and Conferences and the privilege of working with him closely for ICP Singapore 2009 in his capacity as the Executive Secretary of ICP.

    We will miss his Humour and Cool Smile!

  20. Ted was an absolute treasure, a fantastic educator and defender of the right for every child to have a good education. He loved exploring and remember him leading me through the back streets of Shanghai with Andrew to get a watch. I had no idea if I would make it out alive. He was a loyal friend and a great mate. He is sadly missed.

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