On behalf of all the staff of Liwa International School for Girls, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. I am delighted to be the Founding Principal of the first International girls’ school in the Al Ain region of Abu Dhabi. I have been a teacher for 16 years and a leader in education for the past 10 years. During that time, I also trained to be a school inspector with the British Schools of the Middle East and attained my National Professional Qualification of Headship from the UK. Prior to LISG, I was the Head Teacher of two large international schools in Abu Dhabi and I have extensive experience of working with staff, parents and students from different cultures and nationalities. I have a passion for education and take a great deal of pride in the achievements of the students from every school I have worked in. The majority of my experience has been working with students that have English as an additional language and helping them to have adequate support to reach their potential.
At LISG, we strive to provide an outstanding international education that challenges and inspires our students to excel. We believe in an approach that instills a love of learning where students can thrive and achieve their very best as independent learners. We understand that children are different and their strengths lie in different areas - academic, athletic, creative to name a few. Our students will be taught to analyze, reason and reflect, giving them the skills needed to progress and to be successful in any area. For that reason, we provide a child-centered approach to education taking into consideration each child’s differentiated needs and individual learning styles.
Our teachers are hired internationally through reputable recruitment companies to ensure we appoint staff of the highest standard and with the right blend of enthusiasm, knowledge and experience to help our students achieve their best. We will provide an engaging learning environment where teachers can facilitate a holistic approach to learning that provides children with a wide range of opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, which promote their social and academic development. The broad and balanced curriculum will be taught in a cross-curricular approach, underpinned by core skills, to ensure progress and depth of learning.
It is also very important at LISG that our girls develop and grow into outstanding citizens who are moral, respectful, have a strong sense of identity and embrace UAE culture and values. In today’s rapidly changing and challenging world, we believe it to be the school’s responsibility to foster a life-long love of learning and a sense of responsible citizenship. Our curriculum is designed to develop the understanding, skills and attitudes that support this. We place a large emphasis on developing leadership qualities and supporting our students to use these qualities to impact the community, the UAE and the world positively. Our girls will be encouraged to be active in the community to build an understanding of the local culture as well as each person’s social responsibilities.
Partnership with parents is key to students reaching their potential. We believe in open communication for parents to express their thoughts and ideas on their child’s school experiences and support us in our future development. We also encourage parent participation in the classroom and on school trips to foster a relationship between parents and the school. We also welcome feedback through our regular parent meetings, parent questionnaires and suggestion boxes.
I look forward to an exciting new academic year ahead and to getting to know you all better.
Mrs. Nicki Williams
Liwa International School for Girls