INHERIT THE PAST AND STEP INTO THE FUTURE
As the Principal & HOI of International Indian School, Jeddah (IISJ), I would like to write a few words to express my impression and expectation on the school. Even though I just officially took up the Principalship of this school on the 12th of June 2019, I do know the school well. As a teacher and principal of different schools in the past, I know that IISJ students are good in not only academic area but also in sports, leadership and organizing activities. Apart from striking for advancement in academic achievement, the school also nurtures students with good and proper attitude and values.
IISJ is a dynamic and progressive educational institution that aims to provide the best possible education to the students under its care set within the parameters of sound values and a disciplined environment.
Our objective is to provide students with the opportunity to serve, to lead, and to fulfil their potential in all spheres so that they can take their place and succeed in the modern world.
My mission is to make this mega school an instrument and the means through which all its students may be able to build their future. We want each of our students to leave school with the values of respect, cooperation, persistence and striving for excellence underpinning all that they do.
IISJ is a friendly, vibrant, community-minded school, whose decisions always put our students first. My keen priority is to involve the parents and community in learning, developing true partnerships that value each student. There are many opportunities for parental and community involvement. We hope that through parental participation and interest they will also come to feel very much a part of this school and its warm and generous teaching and administrative community.
My priority as an Academic Head is to facilitate engaging learning programs that cater to individual differences and I want my skilled, talented and dedicated teachers to devise and deliver such learning styles. As a 21st century School Principal and teacher, we have to use innovative techniques, rich resources, proven instructional strategies and engaging programs to promote students’ learning. With a great team of teaching staff and excellent students, I expect a continuous and sustainable advancement in learning and teaching at IISJ.
Let us aim to create a safe, nurturing yet challenging environment that is built on positive relationships; developing the whole student – emotionally, socially and academically. We believe to care for and appreciate each of our students as the unique individuals that they are, each with distinct talents, interests and needs, and each with differing learning styles.
IISJ is lucky to have a team of passionate teachers who ensure students grow in confidence and capabilities and develop the skills for the rapidly changing, 21st-century living.
I conclude with an emphatic message for my students: Whatever you do, do it with passion for only in that lies perfection. Never allow fear or embarrassment keep you from participating in activities that interest you much as it is only in school where you can actually discover your hidden talents and find the real you. The deepest regret and repentance in life is always for not doing what you wanted to. Do not let it become a part of your life. Also never betray the trust of someone for that is the most fragile and precious bond of all relationship. Above all, never get so involved in what you are doing that you forget to enjoy yourselves. The secret of your success lies in your own happiness and well-being.
I would also like to convey my message to all the teachers of this school to treat themselves as artists who paint a blank canvas, turning it into a masterpiece. The impression a teacher makes on young minds goes a long way in shaping their personalities.
We believe that every child is a winner and we will strive to ensure that they realize their full potential at IISJ.
There is no denying the fact that IISJ has the facilities that are superb, and the Managing Committee of the school is very much optimistic, dynamic, participative and creative providing direction to school, the teachers are highly motivated and we enjoy the expertise of a Visionary committed team of the Higher Board led by the Ambassador of India as Patron and the Consul General as the Vice-patron and Consul as the Observer on the school Governing Body.
I strongly hope that with a great team of teaching staff and excellent students, I will be able to ensure a continuous and sustainable advancement in teaching and learning at IISJ.
(Dr. Muzaffar Hassan)
Principal & HOI