It is with great excitement that we are bringing the British Columbia Curriculum to Dubai.
The Canadian educational system is ranked as one of the top five educational systems in the world, and is the number one English language system (PISA, 2105). Our ethos is to provide an inclusive education that recognizes that all students have innate capabilities that need to be cultivated and nourished. This goal is what makes our students so successful. We believe that education needs to be delivered in a way that teaches the student at their level and pace. A learning environment needs to be a safe and secure place that allows the students to feel comfortable in taking risks that will expand their horizons.
As the founding Principal, I am committed to setting up a school that not only meets the demands of the curriculum, but develops our students into individuals who can think for themselves, are willing to challenge the status quo, and are capable of working with others in sports, their studies and community service. We don’t know what the future holds for our children, so we must prepare them to excel by teaching them to be curious, adaptable, and mostly importantly, innovative.
It is a firm belief of mine that education is a joint venture between the school, the home, and the greater community and that the foundation of a successful school is based on cooperation and transparency. It is only by working together that we can ensure that our students become well-rounded and responsible citizens.
I look forward to meeting you and your family and will be pleased to answer any questions that you may have to make the best choice for your child.
Shawn Merke B.Ed, M.A.