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Message from the Principal: End of Term Reflections

02 July 2019

  • Patrick Horne

So we reach the end of yet another busy and successful year at the British International School Abu Dhabi. It is a time for reflection and celebration as students, parents and teachers get to relive the achievements of the year. We started the year back in September 2018… the time seems to have flown by yet so much seems to have happened! 

Over the past few weeks we have had the IB Graduation, Awards Assemblies, Sports Awards evening, Primary Showcases and so much more. One highlight was the Year 6 Celebration Assembly which was led by the students and looked back on their accomplishments of the year as well as looking ahead to the exciting opportunities in Secondary.

The overwhelming impression of all these events is two-fold. Firstly, the quality of the students’ learning and their success in so many events tells us how highly they are performing. Secondly, we see smiles on their faces and enjoyment in what they are experiencing at school. The feedback from so many parents and teachers tells us of the pride everyone has in what these students are achieving; they are happy, successful young people.

Being part of a school is such a privilege and for all our efforts we are rewarded a hundred times over by what the students accomplish and the way they participate fully in every opportunity on offer to them. From the young ones who have learnt to read this year to the senior students who have gained highly-ranked University places, all students are demonstrating the aspirations and qualities we wish to see, plus they seem to exceed our expectations every time!

With thoughts of success, happiness and exciting futures ahead, can I please extend my thanks to every student and every family that has played such a key role in what has been a great year. I wish you all a wonderful summer break and we look forward to seeing you back again raring to go for next term.

Patrick Horne, Principal