Welcome to the Primary section of ABQ Azzan Bin Qais International School. My name is Jacques Van Wyk and I am the Head of Primary. Along with my two deputies, we are responsible for Primary students’ academic progress and pastoral welfare.
In the Primary school, we aim to establish a love for learning in a nurturing environment to create thoughtful leaders for the future. Our academic programme follows the guidelines as outlined in the international Cambridge and local GED curriculums. Each child’s holistic development is paramount to us, and for this reason, we have a variety of after school sports and clubs for our students to participate in. Some of these include football, basketball, swimming, music, art, robotics and photography. With commitment and support from fully trained and well-experienced staff, each student is guided and encouraged to develop their full potential in all areas of learning. We strive for excellence by preparing our students for learning beyond their school years and assisting them to become enthusiastic lifelong learners.
Our teaching philosophy is student-centred with a focus on the development of 21st Century skills. This ensures that the school is a positive and happy environment for all our students. Our teachers encourage students to become conscious of transferring their skills and knowledge to more challenging and higher-order thinking contexts. We believe that our caring environment fosters the educational, physical, social, emotional, and cultural development of all our students, giving them a global outlook and allowing them to achieve their maximum potential at an international level during their time with us.
I look forward to welcoming you to the ABQ Azzan family!