Dave Secomb

Whole School Principal



B Sc, Dip Ed, M Ed (Leadership), Ed D (In progress), Principals Training Center Certification

For the past 16 years Dave has worked in schools in Australia, England, Singapore, Korea and Switzerland. He is a workshop leader, site visitor and consultant for the IB, a Compassionate Systems Master Practitioner and serves on the advisory board of HundrED organization in the area of Social Emotional Learning. Dave is, first and foremost, a practitioner and is passionate about helping every learner find and nurture what is most important to them. He has held positions as a classroom teacher, Physical Education specialist teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Principal and Principal. He is passionate about Australian Football, enjoys tinkering on the piano and, despite growing up in Australia, has an irrational fear of spiders. Dave speaks mother-tongue Australian and reasonable English.

At TIS since 2021

Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Japan

Apple Distinguised School

Tokyo International School is a non profit school, which is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
We are a fully authorized, International Baccalaureate World School, catering for students from Kindergarten 1 (four years old) to Grade 8 (fourteen years old).