Emirates International School Meadows, Dubai, has been accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). The prestigious accreditation which elevates the educational establishment to a new level was announced at a presentation ceremony on March 15, 2012.
Mohammed Al Habtoor, the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Al Habtoor Group; Amna Al Habtoor, the Director of Schools; and other members of the school board were present at the ceremony held in the school’s main foyer. An official certificate and a plaque were handed over and students gave speeches and put on a performance for the audience.
This was an important achievement for EIS-Meadows, which first started the process of accreditation in 2008. In January 2009, Kay Mongardi, a CIS officer conducted a preliminary visit to the school. Afterwards a committee and a number of sub-committees were formed and, over the following 18 months, a rigorous self-evaluation process was carried out by the school.
All aspects of the facility were examined including the standard of teaching, health and safety procedures, student/staff relationships, community and parent involvement and emergency evacuation plans.
The award, given in October 2011 is a significant milestone in the history of the school.
At the award ceremony, David Hicks the School Principal thanked all those involved including the school’s founder, Khalaf Al Habtoor; the Chairman of the School Board, Mohammed Al Habtoor; the Director of Schools, Amna Al Habtoor; the teachers; the support staff; and the school’s students and their parents.
He also expressed his gratitude, on behalf of the school, to Dr Lesley Stagg of the Council of International Schools for presenting the award.
“As you can all imagine, we at Emirates International School Meadows are delighted to have been given this accreditation,” he said. “We have worked long and hard to meet the necessary standards to achieve it and feel a sense of pride that our efforts have paid off.
“We intend to maintain the highest of standards and to provide the very best of education for every pupil.”