Tim Hawkes, Headmaster, The King?s School, Parramatta, argues that significant changes are needed in educational practice if student creativity is to be improved ? something that is increasingly necessary to meet society?s needs in a time of rapidly changing demands. He discusses international comparisons, what creativity means from different perspectives, the need to focus on creativity that enriches and causes betterment ? for schools, students and staff as well as more broadly for society ? the benefits and some examples of a futures approach, and a range of strategies that have proved successful in boosting creativity and in overcoming obstacles to change.