Experienced educator Dave Myrie, the British-born new principal of the 80-year-old Kingston College, has blasted out of the blocks at a frenetic pace at the onset of the new academic year.
"It's been a week packed with meetings to ensure that school is actually ready to roll," Myrie, a former principal of Wolmer's Boys' School, told The Gleaner.
"To be honest, I have not had much time to think about anything else. From Monday, it's been a range of various orientations on both campuses," he added. "Today is the first full school day ... tomorrow (today) we have sixth-form orientation."
By his bold pronouncements, Myrie, who is of Jamaican parentage, is determined to lead the formidable KC to the zenith of its performance in both the academic and sports arenas.
"In a very simple way, to make KC the greatest school in Jamaica," Myrie said when asked if he had a vision for his time at the helm.
Benchmarks of greatness
For him, getting the best academic results across the country and copping the prestigious events such as the annual Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships are some of the benchmarks to the "greatness" that he envisages.
The new principal characterised as fascinating his first week at KC. "It's been very interesting is the best way to put it as I have been alternating between the North Street and Melbourne campuses of the institution."