Message from the Acting Principal

Acting Principal’s Message

American International School is a private, independent institution that serves students from kindergarten to Grade 12. It has an international program of studies which meets the needs of the multinational community in the UAE. It was inaugurated in August 2003. It has enjoyed the strong support from the community since its commencement in September 2003.

American International School extends warm greetings to all returning and new students. We also extend greetings to all the parents for having placed confidence in us that we, at American International School, will exert every effort to provide quality education and a happy school environment for your children. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. We thus use this tool in educating not just the brain but also the heart as well. Our academic team assists our faculty and staff in planning programs, integrating character into the curriculum, and going outside the school to understand how to become an individual who is not only a good student, but a good citizen of the world.

At AIS, we provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As the school principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.

I truly believe that every child can learn and should have a remarkable educational experience. I believe that reading is the foundation of a solid education, so I encourage my students to read every day. I encourage all students to participate in the Principal’s Reading Challenge. It encourages language development, reading fluency and more proficient English skills.

I also believe that every child is a leader and should take the lead in their educational experience and future. If you believe it, you can achieve it with hard work and dedication.

Children regardless of their age, class, race, or background are like a white canvas to be painted upon. Each child has their own individuality and their special skills and talents. A good education system helps a child to nurture talents and overcome shortcomings. By providing an all-encompassing education that will lead to the development of the all-round personality of a child equipped to face the challenges of life in all his future endeavors, we will be able to raise ideal future citizens of our country and the world. While academic excellence is our major focus, we will provide a platform to the students to showcase their individual talents in all spheres of life.

The Parent/Student Handbook contains important material which will familiarize you with the school rules, regulations, and policies. Please read this carefully. If you have any queries, the management and administrative staff will be glad to assist you. Remember that the policies and regulations are designed to ensure smooth and effective operation of the school for the benefit of our students, your children, and future leaders.

I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at AIS meet their educational goals and have a successful school year!

Mr. Waleed Orabi
Acting Principal
American International School

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