For families with children, the month of September rhymes with the start of the school year. And for some of them, this return to school takes place in a new country. This often generates questions, concerns and uncertainties, which increases with the language barrier.
Imagine the life of the perfect parent. Always listening, never nervous... Wouldn't that be an overwhelming role model for your child to live up to? No matter what, your child would never come close to their “perfect” parent!
What can you do as a parent to foster a feeling of belonging at school? From sharing a positive vision about education to getting involved in lessons and homework, our Head of Counselling gives us plenty of ideas.
For children, moving abroad can be a challenging, but rewarding experience. Simon Porter, Director of Learning at our sister school, Compass International School Doha, shares his wisdom and research on children changing schools and countries. Learn how frequent changes of school can impact your child's development and self-esteem, as well as their global outlook.
The excitement of embarking on a new adventure, and the anxiety of not knowing what to expect after moving abroad can cause a mix of emotions for you and your children. In the second part of our Moving Abroad Series, we offer some tips on how you can help your children settle in after relocating to a new country.
Moving abroad can often be a very challenging time for parents and their children. In the first part of our Moving Abroad Series, we offer parents some advice on what to prepare for when embarking on a new chapter of life in an unfamiliar city.
Summer is right around the corner. While the holidays are a well-deserved break for your child, they don't have to take a two month long hiatus from learning. In fact, there are several reasons why you should consider sending your child to a summer programme.
With an array of schooling options available, parents may feel confused about which school is the best choice for their child. As an experienced school leader and parent, Ethan Hildreth, Principal of our sister school, Nord Anglia American International School Abu Dhabi (opening in 2020), shares five questions that every parent should ask themselves when choosing an international school for their child.
Exposing younger students to the complexities of global issues will not only enable them to thrive in an inter-connected and multi-cultural society in the future but empower them to want to make greater positive change in the world.