For a Lifetime of Creative Learning
David Meaker | Principal
I am delighted to have been appointed Principal of Gateway International Montessori School. In the new academic year, as part of my mandate, I will be overseeing the introduction of a British section as well as leading and developing the existing departments.
During six years of leading British curriculum schools in Egypt, I have become sensitive to the needs of Egyptian parents and children, as well as keeping myself up to date with the latest and most important trends in education.
I understand the need for students to obtain the highest marks in their school-leaving examinations in order to have the best choice of university and faculty. And I know that that preparation for that begins at an early age. However, I am also acutely aware that there is a worldwide shortage of young graduates who have what are termed "21st-century skills", the chief of these being the ability to communicate effectively.
As head of GIMS, it will be my goal to provide your children with the route to the best choices in tertiary education as well as helping them to acquire skills in the 4 C's: communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. In addition, I look forward to partnering with you in bringing up your children as polite, caring and responsible Egyptian and global citizens.
I look forward to meeting many of you soon and to getting to know both you and your children.
"You can do anything if you have enthusiasm." - Henry Ford