Message from the Founder

Dear colleagues,

As we approach the summer break I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work, dedication and commitment. Together we have achieved great things this academic year.

2018/19 has seen the introduction of many exciting new initiatives and the success of these would not have been possible without the support from all our schools. Each school has embraced values-led education and it has been heartening to see the different acts of kindness undertaken by our students as part of the GEMS Jewels of Kindness initiative.

We are currently piloting the Quality Assurance Programme and parent engagement is something we all need to keep front of mind. It is designed to deliver a more personalised education experience, centred on quality assurance and more bespoke teacher-parent communication. Our intention is to strengthen the partnership that exists between teachers, students, parents and our schools.

In terms of technology, we are leading the way in the education space and have just launched the GEMS Connect App, which has been designed with our GEMS families in mind. We also launched Yammer this year to communicate and collaborate internally and I encourage you to start posting and sharing content.

Finally, we also recently formalised a joint venture to enhance and grow the education sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi is one of the most attractive growth markets for GEMS Education and we are committed to supporting the education sector in the country. We are excited about the journey ahead and the opportunities it opens up for our staff. Wishing you a pleasant break and safe travels to those who are taking a vacation.

Best wishes

Sunny Varkey