In 2019, Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), opened its Port Elizabeth campus situated centrally on 3 Rink Street. At the helm is Clinton Appalsami who is the newly appointed campus principal. We got to chat to him, to get to know him a little bit better.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a family man. I have a lovely wife and two precious sons. My favourite part of the day is getting home to my family. I am currently completing my MBA in Entrepreneurship. I’m passionate about developing the skills needed for people to be able to contribute positively for themselves, their family, their community and their country because developing a nation starts with developing its people.
The reason I got into education is because I believe that by educating the youth, we can change the world for the better one student at a time.
What would most people be surprised to learn about you?
I love martial arts. I practiced Judo, Karate and by far my favourite was Muay Thai.
What are you looking forward to the most about your new position?
I am looking forward to building an environment where students can thrive and not just survive.
What motto do you live by?
To try and leave the world in a better place than I found it.
What do you do in your spare time?
I don’t have much free time, but I love playing good music and dancing with my family.
Written by Karabo Keepile