It is a pleasure to be able to welcome you to the new 2019-2020 school year. I have been newly appointed Principal of SEK-Dublin this year and I feel honoured to be part of a school whose priority is to offer each student the best life experience and education. It is a privilege, and a challenge, to lead a committed team of professionals who work with passion and talent to provide their full support to students, ensuring the highest educational quality and the best extracurricular opportunities. We all feel a great sense of pride in belonging to a school like ours, which has earned a prestigious place as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and which teaches its highly valued and world-renowned Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.
In this new stage of my professional career, I hope to be able to bring to bear my passion for education and my twenty years’ international experience in developing, coordinating and organising academic programmes in several learning institutions in the United States. Furthermore, for the past four years I was a member of the leadership team of SEK International School El Castillo in Madrid. Today, my goal at SEK-Dublin will be to ensure that students receive the best possible all-round education. This implies excellent training provided by high quality teachers, as well as extracurricular activities that help students develop their character, enjoy their hobbies and passions and explore the world outside the classroom.
After receiving the IB accreditation to teach the Diploma Programme in record time, I am pleased to inform you that our first class is now taking this rigorous curriculum. These students are now receiving a highly demanding and tailored individual education, with the support and commitment from all the members of the school’s educational community.
The implementation of different projects in all areas of knowledge throughout this academic year will make our students’ educational experience even more valuable. One of these is known as the Global Citizenship initiative. At SEK Education Group, we firmly believe that we must create a learning environment that helps students to develop competencies useful for our current reality and in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Council of Europe defines education for global citizenship as “education that opens people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the world, and awakens them to bring about a world of greater justice, equity and human rights for all.” Therefore, we work on instilling in our students crucial values and teaching them skills to improve our world, making it a safer, fairer and more sustainable place.
It is only left to me to thank you on behalf of the entire SEK-Dublin team for the trust you have placed in us and to reiterate our firm commitment to focus all our efforts on the academic and personal development of your children.
Principal of SEK International School Dublin
Our aim is to help students become proactive global citizens by providing learning experiences which focus on concept based inquiry and reflection thus helping them develop intellectually and emotionally, while acquiring a lifelong passion for learning.