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Leadership Perspectives Head of School Sally Holloway It has been my great professional and personal pleasure to be a part of KIS International School since our inception in 1998. Using the IB programme and sharing best practice with our partner school WIS (Washington International School), we’ve created a collaborative, creative and challenging environment for learning. All students, teachers and staff take great pride in our school and feel a real sense of ownership that inspires a dedication to learning. Our commitment to education is further exemplified by KIS’ support of other schools. We welcome visitors who are interested in the KIS model of an IB school - community based with strong global awareness. Primary Principal June van den Bos A diverse learning community committed to cooperation, collaboration and action flourishes here at KIS. Under the umbrella of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) children develop a positive attitude towards education as they build upon the confidence and skills necessary to be successful life long learners. KIS students learn to express themselves, inquire and question, and take academic risks that challenge them to achieve their personal best. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their own learning by repeatedly reflecting on their attitude, performance and behaviour. Teachers carefully assess and guide students in setting personal goals to continually improve upon their experiences. Secondary Principal Michael Hirsch KIS Secondary School encompasses Grades 6 to 12, a period of intense physical, emotional and cognitive change. Without doubt, we firmly believe the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes best serve the needs of this age student, both within the classroom and beyond. The MYP and DP curriculums continue the holistic and inquiry-based learning approaches of the PYP, while becoming increasingly more concept and application focused. In these programmes students don’t merely sit tests; they are also required to use their skills and knowledge to take action solving real life problems in their community. Our teachers, working together, implement the IB programmes to create an active, relevant, and rigorous education that is second to none, resulting in well balanced students who are knowledgeable, skilled, and confident enough to take on future challenges. Our collaborative academic team is a source of inspiration for students.