HRH Princess Haya inaugurates Dubai schoolNovember 16, 2015, 7:42 am GMT
Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein - wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - inaugurated the Swiss International Scientific School Dubai.
The multilingual school, launched in September, offers education in English, French, German, Italian, and Arabic.
Princess Haya toured the school campus while learning about IB programme, which will also include a scientific learning programme.
She also visited three classrooms to speak to students, in addition to the school's early years playground and sports areas.
H.E. Dr Raja Al Gurg, vice chairperson and executive director of Dubai Healthcare City joined Princess Haya on the tour. She said: "We are delighted that we now have a school, SISD, in Healthcare City offering a specialised curriculum with a strong scientific focus for secondary students, providing a springboard for those who wish to pursue academia in medicine or healthcare. SISD fills a gap in the UAE and indeed region for an education with a dedicated sciences stream, which will support our medical and healthcare professionals of the future."
SISD head of school Beat Sommer added: "We were delighted to welcome HRH Princess Haya to visit our brand new campus and offer our students the opportunity to meet such an inspiring individual who epitomises the global citizen we so actively seek to nurture within our students. During her tour not only was she introduced to our state-of-the-art facilities and IB curriculum, but she learned that SISD's aim is to create a thriving international community built on environmentally friendly standards that promotes a balance across all areas of life."
SISD opened with 270 students comprising 41 nationalities, and 57 teaching staff across pre-kindergarten to Grade 6.
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