This is Shakeela Abbas, Vice Principal Senior Girls Section (Grade 5 – 12), wishing to welcome the readers and give them some information related to growth and progress of my meritorious institution JAWAHIR AL-RIYADH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL.
I have been in the educational field since 1988, and have the experience of all the levels starting from KG till higher grades (Intermediate level) as a teacher and an administrator as well. I feel proud to say that I am very fortunate to have worked with some lovely, dedicated and caring people.
My journey has been quite interesting and full of experience. The time I joined the school, its name was “Cosmopolitan Academy” with two small buildings, but over the years the school progressed and was accommodated in two large buildings with complete segregation of male and female sections.
I believe that students are our first and for most priority and hard work can lead them to success. My vision is that by focusing on each and every student and providing a rich curriculum and respectful atmosphere we can instill in them the ability to achieve educational excellence. By creating a strong sense of responsibility, commitment, and fostering leadership qualities, we are preparing our students to become resilient participants and leaders in the world community.
JARIS curriculum and practices are constantly reviewed and updated to ensure that we are following the most advanced and practical courses that address the future needs of our students. Our staff consistently follow the current trends, and in collaboration with the administration creates a plan of action to incorporate the most appropriate trends into the classrooms.
To stand with the modern world and advanced technologies, we took initiative and never hesitate to join the platforms which are helpful incorporating these technologies in our classrooms, the example of which is bringing our school from Teacher Centered Learning environment to Student Centered Learning Environment and the use of Edmodo. We have also got accreditation with the AdvancEd and are also an IB PYP Candidate School.
Moreover, JARIS ensures that students are involved in a variety of Extra Curricular Activities that allow them to grow at their own pace in a safe, nurturing environment. I believe in the words of Nelson Mandela that “Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and education is a very important weapon to prepare children for their future roles as leaders of the community.”
I have gone through all the phases of educational process. As a student, I have experienced the impact of various forms of education, as a parent I connect with other parents with concerns and issues they face every day; as a teacher, I hold in my hand my experience to share with my faculty, and as an administrator, I am enthusiastic about putting all the above together and being resourceful for everyone.
Our School’s aim is to educate the youth of the world to take their productive place as leaders in the global community by offering our pupils a comprehensive education from Nursery to Class 12. I am dealing with the Federal Board (Islamabad) classes starting from grade 5 to grade 12. I always emphasize the acquisition of knowledge, useful skills, understanding, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities for all students attending our School to appear for FBISE. I find myself quite capable of handling any issues related to Federal Board Exams and my staff is showing excellent results from the last many years.
I want to take this opportunity to thank my principal, Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, for his continuous support, guidance, and trust he has placed on me.
Please feel free to contact me with any query or concerns.
VP (SGW) Pakistani Section