Introduction from the Head of School
It is with a great deal of pleasure that I welcome you to the International School of London, Qatar.
Founded in 2008, now celebrating its 10th year, the school has quickly established itself both locally and internationally as a pioneering educational institution with a dedication to student learning. The International School of London, Qatar is committed to exploring the process of learning and considering what constitutes effective learning. As well as striving to develop the academic potential of each and every one of our students, our teachers believe in the importance of exploring and developing the personal, social and cognitive skills that our children will need to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. We seek to ensure that all pupils are equipped with the essential qualities of kindness, compassion, and respect for others; and that when each child leaves us they are skilled and confident in their ability to perform in a wide variety of contexts.
With over 70 different nationalities in the school, diversity is a cornerstone of our school. The International School of London, Qatar is striving to offer a truly “international education”, but recognises that this is not simply a question of having different nationalities in the school. Each and every one of our students, and their different backgrounds, experiences and cultures are recognised for who they are and for the unique qualities that each one of them brings to the school. The extensive support provided by the school to the ongoing development of mother tongue languages is an essential component of the programme offered, and, as shown by the latest educational research, is fundamental to unlocking the academic potential of our students. Each child is encouraged not to forget who they are or where they came from in order to “fit in”.
The importance of the individual is enshrined within our curriculum, which is founded upon a belief in the value of a holistic approach to education.
I hope that you get a glimpse of the education, opportunities and challenges that the school can offer your child. Please do explore it thoroughly and I hope it will encourage you to visit the school during which, I’m sure, you’ll gain a real sense of the commitment of our teachers and of the energy, the happiness and engagement in learning of our children. I’m sure too you will see why we are so proud of the children who define us and are the school’s heartbeat.
I feel highly privileged to be a member of the community of the International School of London, Qatar and very much look forward to meeting you and your children in the near future.
Head of School