Transforming a school: A case study of a Catholic school principal in Indonesia

2015 IJRSE – Volume 4 Issue 2


Oei, Siok Fei*
Graduate Institute of Educational Leadership and Development, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (


Transforming a struggling private Catholic Vocational School into a well-improved school requires a lot of hard work. Improving a school allowed for no short-cut to assure students’ high achievement. An outstanding school was the result of much hard work. The current case study shall focus on the journey of Mater Amabilis School for Training Home Economics Teachers (MA SGKP). More specifically, the paper shall focus on how a school principal transforms a low-performance school into a high-performance school, while considering the impact, and the perception of the local school community.

Keywords: Catholic school; school principal strategies; transformation; leadership; case study; Indonesia



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