Welcome to the Primary section of ABQ Sohar. My name is Riegardt van Heerden and I am the Head of Primary. Along with my two deputies, Ms Ameera Shariff and Mr Dewald de Lange, we are responsible for Primary students’ academic progress and pastoral welfare.
Since Primary is the start of a child’s formal education journey it is of the utmost importance to encourage a love for learning and have the opportunity to experience activities across the curriculum. We aim to nurture children to become responsible global citizens and have ample positive learning experiences during their time with us. We have high expectations of our students for learning, progression and behaviour. Every student, regardless of their individual potential, can reach their full potential and has access to all areas of the curriculum and the extracurricular activities that the school offers. We want to ensure that our students believe in themselves and their abilities so that they can aspire to ultimately achieve their personal dreams and goals.
We believe our holistic educational approach will develop the qualities of self-discipline, ambition and integrity, which will enable them to flourish throughout their time with us and in their lives beyond school.
I look forward to welcoming you to the ABQ Sohar family!