Swiss International School Dubai strengthens its higher education …



(MENAFN-Mid-East.Info) Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Swiss International School Dubai, the emirate’s first bilingual International Baccalaureate school, begins the new school year with an impressive new cohort of educators.

With nearly 500 new students joining the school this year, and all opting for the IB diploma, the school has increased the number of IB experts and specialists.

The school, which already employs 200 teachers from all over the world, strengthens its pool of exemplary teachers, all with different expertise from the International Baccalaureate.

Rania Hussein is the new deputy principal of the school. After earning a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the UK University of Sunderland, she embarked on a highly focused and successful teaching career as Headmistress of the Year and Head of House at the British International School. of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, simultaneously teaching the IB Diploma. Program and IGCSE.

Today, Rania is considered an IB expert. During his tenure at GEMS World Academy, under his leadership, the IB Diploma Program (IB DP) scores increased from 29 to 37 points – and the pass rate from 67% to 100%.

Rania was also the IB Diploma Program Network Manager for GEMS and oversaw the successful progress, growth and development of the other IB schools within the network.

The new deputy says: “I am extremely happy and proud to have been chosen as the next deputy head of SISD. School is a school that I have long admired from afar, especially with its emphasis on internationalism and the education of global citizens. Being a bilingual IB graduate myself, I know firsthand the huge benefits that bilingualism in the IB context can bring to a student’s education.

Charles Cejka is already a familiar face within the SISD community, working as a scientific coordinator within the SISD secondary school.

Charles is now the new IB Diploma Coordinator at SISD. A very experienced IB Diploma Program teacher, he has been teaching IB for 10 years, has been an IB Diploma Program Examiner in Biology since 2015 and is very familiar with the IB Organization and expectations. high levels of the program.

Charles says: “I am delighted and honored to accept the role of IB Diploma Coordinator. I feel privileged to have been a part of the growth of the high school over the past few years and look forward to leading the future development of the IB Diploma Program at SISD.

Carolyn Siklos is a recognized IB examiner and expert in bilingual education. As an IB Middle Years Program Specialist (MYP), Carolyn now leads the IB section of the school’s MYP as the MYP program coordinator.

Trilingual Carolyn is an IB educator, workshop facilitator and examiner from Germany. She grew up bilingual with English and German and learned French as a teenager, then studied in Paris as part of her degree in English, French and Psychology from Durham University. After completing her teacher training at Oxford, she worked in London before finding her passion, teaching the Middle Years Program and the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Dubai.

Carolyn says: “After thirteen years of working in IB schools, leading a language acquisition department and ensuring the professional development of the IB, I am delighted to join SISD as the program coordinator of the IB. PPCS. I look forward to overseeing the development of the program and supporting the journey of MYP students in and out of the classroom.

Carolyn joins SISD from Jumeriah Baccalaureate School (JBS), where she has been for the past four years.

Finally, Anthony Loxston-Baker is the new expert in theory and in-depth knowledge and testing at the Swiss International School in Dubai.

Experienced Individual and Society teacher, specializing in History, Global Politics and Theory of Knowledge, Anthony has been an educator for eleven years. He has considerable experience teaching in Dubai, having been Professor of History and Theory of Knowledge in the Emirate since 2014.

In addition to teaching History and Theory of Knowledge in a successful UK curriculum and at the IB World School, over the past seven years he has held various educational leadership responsibilities in pastoral fields. and academic.

Most recently, he was director of post-16 studies before joining SISD. Previously, he was Head of History for two years, leading a history department by innovatively supporting consistently outstanding results for students in Grades 6 to 12. Prior to this post, Anthony completed two one-year secondments, one as the entire school’s lead teacher for digital pedagogy and the other as the deputy head of the home.

Ruth Burke, school principal and CEO , adds, “These nominations serve to underscore our unwavering commitment to providing a unique learning environment for successful future global citizens, delivered by world-class educators. “

About Swiss International School :
A global perspective, a bilingual approach, a Swiss culture and yet firmly anchored in the local community of Dubai – this is the Swiss International School in Dubai, or SISD.

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD), the first bilingual International Baccalaureate school in Dubai, opened in 2015.

The school is a leading international school and boarding school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic lifelong learners, well prepared to embrace all the opportunities and challenges that life presents.

With a diverse student body of 1,200 students comprising over 70 different nationalities, the school believes the next generation of international citizens will need to be vibrant, flexible and linguistically ambitious. With this in mind, SISD offers immersive bilingual programs in one or another of the Swiss languages, French and German, but also a solid program in English with foreign languages. For students who do not wish to take a fully bilingual program, there is a unique STEAM program for all children aged 4 to 11. SISD stands out as one of the few educational institutions to be globally classified as an IB continuum school, meaning it offers International Baccalaureate education to students aged 3-18.

Offering day school, weekly or full-term internship options, this leading educational institution offers cutting-edge STEAM education and also boasts world-class athletic facilities.

The school has defined its BEST values, as follows:

A unique international and multilingual environment offers students authentic exposure to English, French, German and Arabic. Students in immersive bilingual programs learn to communicate, think and reflect in two different languages. As citizens of the world, SISD celebrates diversity, promoting all languages ​​and cultures with equal respect.

SISD staff believe in maintaining high standards and strive to be the best they can be. A spirit of inquiry, encouraging both creative and critical thinking is encouraged.

Students and staff believe that social, cultural, economic and environmental awareness prepares us to play our part in shaping a better future, both for ourselves and for those around us. The school campus is environmentally friendly, winning international fame and awards for lower energy consumption to create a comfortable and healthy environment.

In the international school community, we know we are at our best when we all work together. We see active participation in the community, from the most local to the most global, as the foundation of a precious life.



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