Thank you for taking the time to visit the Raffles International School (RIS) Website! I hope that the photographs, descriptions and interactive content will provide you with a sense of the diverse and multicultural character of our school.
It is a great pleasure and privilege to be able to oversee and contribute to such a wonderful school community. I have worked in and been dedicated to the field of education for over twenty years, ten of which have been spent in various positions at RIS. In the span of my career, I have been able to gather expertise and experience in a wide range of areas, both in public and private education. My prior roles as an educator and administrator have included classroom teaching as a homeroom and EAL teacher in both Canada and the UAE, management positions in the Primary School, and in the past year, Vice Principal of RIS. Having worked in a diverse range of education environments, I am excited to be able to bring new ideas to the role of Principal and to continue working alongside both our parent and teaching communities.
Our teachers, who are amongst the most qualified, skilled and passionate practitioners of primary and secondary education in the country, are dedicated to engrossing their students in a challenging, but also fun educational learning environment. By empowering our teaching faculty through world class professional development programmes and comprehensive teacher performance evaluation, RIS is able to securely achieve and raise learning outcome standards and expectations.
At RIS we recognize that a strong academic curriculum is the bedrock of a successful system of education. Our school provides a complete progression of grade levels from Nursery through Secondary School, with the initiation of Year 12 in September 2017. We believe that learning outside of the classroom plays a role of equal importance in students’ personal growth, as do the sciences, literature and social studies. As such, RIS offers a broad and diverse range of co-curricular programmes which includes student leadership development, social engagement, athletics and team sports. In addition, the multicultural nature of our school, with students representing 96 different nationalities, creates a unique opportunity for cross cultural learning and developing a global perspective.
I invite you to visit us and see for yourself the harmonious community we have built, experience our national and cultural diversity, and meet our confident, happy students who are proud to show you their school. Please contact us at any time to come in for an informal chat or to attend one of our Open House sessions.
I look forward to meeting you.