School Leadership

Frank Scarcelli, Head of School

source Educational Statement: Educational success and achievement happens in the classroom. The teacher, being the facilitator in the classroom, is paramount in the success of a child at school. It is the infectious love of learning and inquiry displayed by a teacher that inspires students to learn. The short term goal is to empower students with the ability to look at material they’ve never seen before and know what to do with it.  The ultimate goal of any school is to create socially responsible citizens who understand their responsibility within the greater world community. In essence, to be global citizens.”

go site Suzanne Rodricks, Phase Head Foundation Stage & Lower Primary
Educator for 31 years

enter site Educational Statement “What energises me the most is my pursuit of progressive education: the process of creating Professional Learning Communities, centered on Meta- Learning, , so that Targets for teaching and learning are achieved smartly, joyfully, innovatively and respectfully.”

Samina Rizvi, Head of Primary
Educator for 24 years

Educational Statement:
“I am passionate about my job and want to ensure that academic learning begins with motivation and inspiration, the highest standards are maintained by promoting developing and modelling excellence in all aspects of teaching and learning.”

Sapna Changrani, Assistant Head of Secondary
Educator for 7 years

Educational Statement: As a Counselor, I strongly believe in the power of change and the emphasis is not on bringing about a change in the way we function, the challenge remains to bring about the change in the way we THINK. Every child is blessed with unique qualities and very often these go untapped and unexplored. Very often, a helping hand, a guiding force, a patient listener is all one needs to flourish and emerge stronger and confident.”

Sairah Shaukat, Faculty Head – ICT/Ed. Tech
Educator for 19 years 

Educational Statement:
 “Imparting Education is nothing but work of heart.”

Rachel Vaz, Deputy Phase Head Years 3 to 6
Educator for 6 years

Educational Statement: “I would like calling students ‘learners’. The lesson plans are carefully thought to inculcate innovative teaching and learning. I enjoy the diversity in my vocation and every new challenge brings out the best in me.”

Joretta Ghanchi, Faculty Head – English
Educator for 24 years

Educational Statement: “I wish for my students to be able to speak their minds while understanding the mind set of others, conquer their fears while reaching out to others, harness their potential while respecting the potential of others so that they give back as they have been given to, by others.”  

Jeoffrey Mendonca, Co Faculty Head – English
Educator for 24 yearsAm

Educational Statement: “A student enters the school with many expectations. Those expectations, however big or small, are unique to that student. My fulfillment as an educator is when the student finds contentment through various activities fulfills a few of the expectations and goes home every day with a positive approach to life.”  

Amatul Noor, Faculty Head- Science
Educator for 15 years

Educational Statement: “Education is a tool that can help students develop real- world, career ready skills and foster collaboration 

Eqbal Warag, Faculty Head – Arabic
Educator for 20 years

Educational Statement: “I try to make Arabic easy as much as I can by using a lot of Technologies for the students to make it fun.  I believe with all of them that they can do well.  I always encourage them to do so

 Farhana Erum, Faculty Head – Islamic Studies

Educator for 23 years

Educational Statement: Knowledge is a treasure when shared it does not reduce it doubles.”

Smriti Mendonca, Faculty Head – Humanities, PSHE, Psychology
Educator for 17 years

Educational Statement:
 “I strongly believe that all children are capable of learning, if they have the proper motivation and direction from their teachers. I, as a teacher, am aware of the learning, motivation, behavior and development models related to the students and push my students to reach their full potential.”

Lydia Dias, Faculty Head – Mathematics
Educator for 26 years

Educational Statement:
 “Education doesn’t need to be reformed, it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, by identifying the individual talents of each child and placing  students in an environment where they want to learn thereby naturally discovering their true passion.”

Vidya Sriram, Co Faculty Head – Mathematics
Educator for 4 years

Educational Statement:
 “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man..”

Aashiya Jassim Shaikh, Head of Inclusion
Educator for 13 years

Educational Statement: “As a Special Education teacher, I believe with all my heart that every child can learn.  Every child has the ability inside them to grow and advance.  Some may learn more than the others and in different ways, but all can learn and should be treated with respect and an open heart.”

Caroline Silva,
 Coordinator/Class Teacher Foundation Stage 1
Educator for 9 years

Educational Statement: “Each child is unique with great capacity to learn and have the ability to make positive contributions around them. When children are placed in an enriched environment and trained teachers, they tend to learn quickly and easily. “

Fauzia Waheed, Coordinator/Class Teacher Foundation Stage 2
Educator for 27 years

Educational Statement:
 “Every child is unique in their own right. They can only become independent and strong learners if given the sense of security, love and guidance necessary, in an Enabled Environment. Children need freedom that allows for expression and creativity. They should experiment with their likes and dislikes to find out their weakness and strengths which helps us to mold the curriculum according to their learning style.”

Syed Anwar Abidi, Coordinator Sixth Form
Educator for 24 years

 Educational Statement: “Education is the most valuable asset which can be given to a child”


Aubin Pereira, Department Head- P.A. (Performing Arts)
Educator for 11 years 

Educational Statement: “Students are equipped with all the tools for learning. It is a teacher’s job to facilitate and encourage it.”

Surjit Sandhu, Department Head- P.E (Physical Education)

Educator for 3 years 

Educational Statement: “It is my responsibility as an educator to challenge students and encourage their exploration of knowledge and understanding in Physical education, while providing the tools for them to become confident learners, active and fit individuals.”

“A good education is the most important thing we can give our children”

- Ms. Aparna Verma, Founder, Dubai Scholars