Situated in the thriving downtown Mushrif area of Abu Dhabi, Liwa International School – Al Mushrif offer a vibrant and holistic international education where the modern day needs of young people are understood and utilized to engage our students in learning, encourage intellectual risk taking and pursue a healthy, rounded lifestyle.
The vision of the Liwa family of schools is to provide an outstanding international education that inspires students to be self-disciplined, globally aware, independent lifelong learners, who are innovative leaders and critical thinkers. Liwa international school works through Partnerships & Awards with parents, teachers and the community, and educates students to high academic international standards by applying a learning centered approach, which prepares self-confident and socially responsible, young adults for our evolving and changing world.
To support young men and women to become future leaders of the UAE, Liwa International School – Al Mushrif will do this through the provision of an advanced arts and technological learning focused environment, coupled with a broad and balanced extra-curricular programme, including community outreach work. Our Core values sit at the heart of the school and are modeled by staff and promoted in our students through our teaching, learning and everyday practice.
To provide an outstanding, exceptional, and inclusive international education that inspires local students to be self-disciplined, internationally minded, independent life-long learners; who are innovative leaders and critical thinkers.
This is done within a supportive, safe and sustainable environment and through partnerships with parents, teachers and the community. The school will be committed to educating students to high, academic, international standards based on the American curriculum, applying a learner centred approach, which prepares self-confident and socially responsible, young adults for an evolving and changing world.
The core values that sit at the heart of the school and will be modelled by the staff and promoted in the students through our teaching, learning and everyday practice are:
Respect, Responsibility, Collaboration, Determination to succeed and Care:
At Liwa International School – Al Mushrif our day to day work and practice is covered by policies. These are designed to secure consistency across the school and provide relevant information to all stakeholders, in particular parents and teachers
The school is required by law and ADEK guidance to develop and implement certain policies covering such areas as safeguarding children’s welfare, health and safety, special educational needs etc. These policies are reviewed regularly and are all agreed and ratified by the Board.View policies
|Nicki Williams||Principal||[email protected]|
|Mohsin Ibrahim||Vice Principal||202||[email protected]|
|Sara Hernandez||Academic Vice Principal||203||[email protected]|
|Noureen El Bahrawy||Social Worker||211||[email protected]|
|Zaakira Mansoor||Student Counselor||211||[email protected]|
|Renor Valera||School Nurse||218||[email protected]|
|Rania Fahmy||Head of Admin||207||[email protected]|
|Nor Chaker||Registrar||205||[email protected]|
|Hiten Vora||Accountant||204||[email protected]|
|Muhammad Kashif||Health and Safety Officer||209||[email protected]|
On behalf of all the staff of Liwa International School – Al Mushrif, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. I am delighted to be the Founding Principal of the first Liwa school to open in Abu Dhabi.
After establishing two highly successful schools in Al Ain, Liwa International School and Liwa International School for Girls, we are excited to be branching out to the UAE capital to offer the same high standards of education in our third school. I have worked with Liwa Schools for the past 4 years and was proud to be the Founding Principal of the first all-girls school in Al Ain. I have trained to be a school inspector with the British Schools of the Middle East, as well as AdvancED, the American school accreditors. I qualified as a Principal by achieving my National Professional Qualification of Headship from the UK and recently completed my Masters in Educational Leadership and Management. Prior to working in Liwa Schools, 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 LISM, 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 promotes 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 LISM that our students 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 students 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.