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Ormond has visited the following schools, either as an Accreditation Visit Leader for the CIS* oras an independent advisor (curriculum and facilities planning and delivery):

• International School of Baghdad (1997)
• Al Bayan Bilingual School, Kuwait (1998)
• International College of Spain (1998)
• British School of Paris (1999)
• British School of Brussels (2000)
• Danube International School, Vienna (2000)
• International College Beirut (2002)
• Academia Britanica Cuscatleca, El Salvador (2003)
• Dasman Model School, Kuwait (2003)
• Sutton Park School, Dublin (2003)
• International School of Paris (2006)
• Craigslea State High School, Brisbane, Australia (2007)
• Laar en Berg, The Netherlands (2009)
• Kirwan State High School, Townsville, Australia (2010)
• Oporto British School (2010)
• British Schools of Uruguay (2011)
• Wesgreen International School, Shahjah, UAE (2011)
• American Collegiate College, Izmir, Turkey (2012)
• Glenunga International High School, Adelaide, Australia (2012)
• OIS - Oeiras International School, Lisbon, Portugal (2012)
• St. Dominic's International College, Lisbon, Portugal (2013)
• CLIP - Colégio Luso Internacional do Porto, Oporto, Portugal (2013)
• OIS - Oeiras International School, Lisbon, Portugal (2014)

* CIS - Council of International Schools. Some of the visits were carried out in partnership with NEASC - New England Society of Schools and Colleges; MSA - Middle States Association or CAISª - Council of Accredited International schools of Australia.


Ormond has lead or co-lead the following teacher/examiner training workshops on behalf of IBO or the ECIS:

• International School of Hilversum, Netherlands
• Colégio Obradoiro, La Coruña, Spain
• Congress Centre, The Hague
• Northlands College, Buenos Aires
• St. Paul's School, São Paulo
• Lincoln School, Costa Rica
• International School of Munich
• Graded School, São Paulo
• Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, USA
• Centre de Congrès, Lyons
• Geitonas School, Athens
• Dubai American Academy, UAE
• Sheraton Hotel, Los Angeles
• IB Centre for Assessment, Cardiff



Ormond has acted on ECIS Development Officers' and Business Managers' Administrative Committees (2006-2011) and has participated in ECIS , INSEA, COBISEC, TAISI and other International School-related conferences in Paris & Nice - France; Stavanger - Norway; Funchal - Madeira; The Hague - Netherlands, Dublin - Ireland, Prague - Czech Republic; Barcelona & Madrid - Spain; Dubrovnik & Zagreb - Croatia, Budapest - Hungary; Sorrento - Italy; Estoril & Viseu, Portugal; Valetta - Malta and Istanbul - Turkey; Hyderabad - India; Vienna - Austria


Some short excerpts of letters received by Ormond from team members following Team Visits to International Schools:

"This truly was the best accreditation visit I've had and I feel I really learned a lot from you."

Donna Kelley, (CIS Co-Chair) AIS Budapest

"Your ability to acknowledge and include every member of the team was instrumental to the success of the visit …. I want to thank you for the way you included and acknowledged me in every aspect of the team process." Michael Claessen, (CIASª Co-Chair) Adelaide High School

"Co-chairing with you was one of the best professional development experiences I've had." Wadad Hoss, (CIS CO-Chair) International Collge Beirut.

"Thank you for a wonderful experience at ISP with the Five Year Report. You are a joy to work with … you made the experience an adventure." Cornelia A. Kelley (NEASC Co-Visitor) 5Y Visit to ISP, France

"Without your guidance and help it would have been difficult and challenging to host the Team Visit." Asif Mehmood, CIS Coordinator/Senior Head - Wesgreen International School, Sharjah

"Your report captures the real essence of the school and is both carefully researched and expertly constructed ... it is thoroughly consistent in style … the report was a joy to read … your approach shows both a professional attitude and one that is sensitive to the school's well being" Ray Davis, Regional Manager / Accreditation Officer, CIS Australasian Office

"I personally and professionally had a great week and thoroughly enjoyed your welcoming nature and strong leadership…. it certainly made our tasks and life clear and workable." John Hill (CIASª Team member), Bendigo South East College - Victoria

Your leadership, guidance and support, your positive and pleasant manner, your ability to make us feel at ease while molding us into a productive team are much appreciated." Yvonne Hucks, (CIASª Team member), Benowa State High School

"I learned a lot … I would like to thank you for your leadership and personal integrity." Chika Kumashiro-Wilms, (CIS member) Bangkok Patana School

"Your leadership really helped those of us who are beginners to stay organized." Dal Sohi (CIS member), Atlanta International School

"You kept the team focused and on task, yet we could enjoy ourselves as well. Thanks again for a great Team Visit." Sean Mangan (CIASª Team member) , St Francis de Sales College

"I really enjoyed the team experience, my first one ….. it was largely to do with your leadership." Janet Blackwell (CIASª Team member), Aquinas College

"I had a wonderful week ....... and would certainly do it all again in the future" Hillary O'Brien (Team Secretary) Kormilda College

"Thank you again for your very able leadership of the team and for the fun you provided in between or at the end of all the hard work." Nevena Barratt (Team Secretary), Bendigo Senior Secondary College

"This was my first visit and I felt myself very lucky that I worked with and assisted such a great Chair." Eda Geven (Team Secretary), Enka Schools, Istanbul

Ormond was awarded a fellowship in International Education by ECIS - European Council of International Schools and later awarded by CIS - Council of International Schools in 2008 and again in 2010 for his ongoing contributions to the CIS Accreditation Service.


Receiving his fellowship award from Dixie McKLay, ECIS Executive Secretary and Board Chairman Terry Haywood at the ECIS Conference in The Hague, November 2002.


Ormond receives on behalf of his school, a Certificate of Appreciation from Mary Langford, Deputy Executive Director of ECIS at the Administrators' Conference in Malta, 2010