AIS – Director's Message

It is with pleasure that we welcome families new and old to the website of Acorns International School (AIS) We are a community of staff, parents, and children—a large family dedicated to the premise that the early childhood and primary years is the key to building a life-long foundation, where a love of learning and school are of the utmost importance We believe that young children thrive when treated with love, respect, and consistency, and when they are exposed to a robust, age-appropriate curriculum We encourage our parents to be a part of their children’s lives at AIS through involvement in many events, from assemblies, to open days to parent-teacher conferences We believe that frequent communication with parents facilitates a greater understanding of the whole child

As Directors we wish to give the very best learning environment to all our students to help them on their life long journey of learning, where they develop a passion for education in the very best environment. We hope that our students will always have the courage to stand up for the values they believe are right and those we instill in our students through their day to day learning. We cherish each child’s unique personality, and believe that every child has a gift to give the world of school and beyond.

1Mission Statement

To provide education in an inquiry-based environment that nurtures holistic and balanced lifelong learners, who strive to create a better and more peaceful world.

2Vision Statement

To inspire and empower each other to achieve our personal best.

The name of the school and its representation

Our “Acorn” is made up of many symbols representing the different disciplines of learning that each of us needs to fulfill during our education. Their place on the Acorn is also symbolic. These are:

Recognise The Importance Of Maintaining Fluency In The Mother Tongue And The Value Of Acquiring Other Languages

Actively Strive To Inspire And Ensure Discipline And Excellence In All Pursuits Based Upon The Spirit Of Personal Responsibility, Enquiry, Equity, Integrity, Mutual Respect, Compassion And Service To Others.

Ensure The Environmental sustainability Of The School And Grounds, Community, Nation And Earth Our Planet.

Be Encouraged To Actively Participate In All Aspects Of School And Home Life. Recognise The Importance Of Local And Global Issues. Positively Ensure Integration Within Local Community, Host Nation And The World At Large.

Be Generous, Respectful And Tolerant Towards All Other Cultures And Traditions With Mutual Respect And Embrance The Rich Diversity Of The World While Also Valuing Their Own Identity.

Encourage All Children To Discover The Joy Of Learning, Acquire The Skills That Will Enable Them To 'Learn How To Learn, And To Promote Intellectual Endeavour, And Academic Excellence Through Enquiry, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, And Decision Making.

Core Principles / Values

  • AIS provides a caring, nurturing educational environment, within an international setting, where all students feel safe, protected, loved, supported, encouraged and empowered in their own personalized learning journey. The school is committed to educating the whole child by providing the very best international education programme possible.

  • AIS is guided by the principles at of intercultural understanding, global mindedness, personalized development and active participation in the 21st century society.

  • Furthermore, AIS believes that all members of the learning community should demonstrate: