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  • A British International School

    Providing a premium, personalised education for your child

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  • Academic Success for All

    Your child will benefit from the rigour of a British education combined with the finest international curricula

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  • Creative, Engaging, Respected

    Our teaching staff have extensive experience of British and international teaching, inspiring your child

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  • International outlook

    With friends from around the world and an international curricula, your child will become a global citizen

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  • Join Us

    We would love to show you how we can support your child achieve more than they thought was possible

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  • Our active school community

    There is always a buzz about school, with a variety of events and activities, our community is always busy!

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Early Years

Meet our Foundation Stage Teachers

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    Nadia Williams-Dhahbi

    Head of EYFS & FS2 Teacher

    Nadia Williams-Dhahbi

    As-salaam alaikum, I’m Nadia, I’m 33 years old and from a little village called Poulton -Le - Fylde in Lancashire, UK. I have lived in Qatar for five years, which has been such a great adventure and is a place I now call my home. In February I got married to my husband who is from Tunisia, and we are really excited to become a part of the community at Al Khor.

    I studied Primary Education, specialising in Early Education at the University of Cumbria, and I have studied ever since, most recently a Makaton sign course. I am eager to begin my NAISAK journey alongside wonderful staff and children, developing relationships and strong links with the Al Khor community.

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    Amali Pathirana

    FS1 Teacher

    Amali Pathirana

    I studied in both Dubai and England, graduating with a BSc and then getting my PGCEi through Nottingham University. I have been working as a Foundation teacher for 3 years at NAISAK. My first ever teaching post was at this very school as a primary music teacher, I am amazed by how much the school has grown since I joined in 2014! 

    Teaching students with such a vast mix of different cultures and backgrounds appealed to me when I first joined NAISAK. The strong community within the school made me feel comfortable and welcome and I’m proud to be part of the NAISAK family.

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  • Claire Cottrell

    Claire Cottrell

    FS2 Teacher

    Claire Cottrell

    My name is Claire and I am from the West Midlands in England. I enjoy sports as well as travelling, and have been fortunate to visit many countries across the world. This year I look forward to experiencing many more in Asia and the Middle East.  

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    Rebecca Matues

    FS2 Teacher

    Rebecca Matues

    My name is Rebecca Matues and I am 29 years old. I graduated in 2019 with a BA Hons degree in Primary Education from Northumbria University. During my degree I specialised in mathematics due to my enthusiasm for problem solving. I completed my training in a wide range of school settings, which gave me the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge as a teacher. Prior to my degree, I completed a BTEC in advanced performance, and performing arts continues to be an interest of mine. Since graduating, I have worked in a primary school in Buckinghamshire as a year 3 class teacher. 

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    Kathleen Lyons

    FS1 Teacher

    Kathleen Lyons

    Hello, I’m Kathleen and I’ve been working at NAISAK since 2016. I am proud to be part of the Nord Anglia family and feel they have always supported me in my role, helping me complete my NQT and providing a rich variety of professional development opportunities. I started out at NAISAK teaching year 4 which was an incredible opportunity but completely out of my comfort zone as an Early Years practitioner! I learned a lot and loved the challenge, but I am pleased to be back in Foundation working with the little ones. I’ve loved each of my classes during my time here and I always find the time to pop in and see my old students – it’s amazing to see how much they’ve grown!

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  • Hannah Nesbitt GCCT

    Hannah Nesbitt

    FS2 Teacher

    Hannah Nesbitt

    My name is Hannah Nesbitt. I have lived in Qatar for the past four years, and taught in FS1 for three years and KS1 for one year. Previously I taught in Wales, (my home country) for seven years across the Primary age phases and in a Severe Learning Difficulties unit.

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