Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai appoints new Heads of Primary and Secondary. It also becomes candidate school for (IB) Career-Related Programme
17 June 2019| Last updated on 17 June 2019
Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD), announced new and exciting changes ahead of the academic year 2019-2020.
The school’s core foundation was built on encouraging and mentoring students of the future; to become successful, global minded and enthusiastic lifelong learners. With the appointment of new Heads of Primary and Secondary, SISD will continue to embody its values of diversity and togetherness.
Emmanuel Gauthier, who will be heading Primary, joins SISD having worked in 5 different continents teaching Modern Foreign Languages for 17 years and being an active promoter of multilingualism. Mr Gauthier is currently the Deputy Head of Prep School at Brighton College Abu Dhabi and has previously served as a Director of Studies and a Head of French.
Secondary School will be led by Elise Furr, who moved to Dubai to pursue her love for languages. She is passionate about ensuring positive emotions, to promote self-belief and a “can do attitude”. Ms. Furr is currently Deputy Principal at Deira International School in Dubai and has previously served as an Assistant Principal (Academic) as well as Head of Department (Modern Languages).
SISD is now also a candidate school for the IB Career-Related Programme*; a framework of international education that incorporates the values and educational principles of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students who wish to engage in career-related learning, designed for students aged 16-19.
Norbert Foerster, Head of School at SISD said: “We have appointed new Heads of Primary and Secondary to continue our journey towards becoming a school of the future. By joining our growing community in Dubai, they will ensure our children fulfil their potential by becoming inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are also eco-literate and independent. Emmanuel and Elise are both committed to nurturing and developing a culture of collaboration, student voice and parent partnerships that underpin SISD’s key values.”