Albie Huyser

Welcome Message From The Principal and CEO

It is with pleasure that I welcome you to GEMS Cambridge International Private School - Sharjah (GCS). Our mission is “To enable our students to realise their full potential in a multicultural, caring and positive learning environment. We endeavour to develop responsible, globally conscious citizens. We support all our students to develop their skills as lifelong learners with a strong sense of self-worth.”

We are delighted to be in our fifth year of opening a new school in the heart of the “Cultural Capital of the Arab World.” It is an ideal opportunity for us to build on the success and legacy of the GEMS Cambridge Schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which span over more than three decades. Not only do we implement the best practice from our family of schools, but we also create a unique school with its own identity and strengths. We create a learning environment that enhances academic achievements by instilling values, which guide the daily lives of our students.

A values-driven community

GCS prides itself as a values-driven community where children feel happy and safe. We place a strong focus on design thinking and problem solving in whatever we do within and outside of the classroom. Students have daily opportunities to explore innovative solutions to complex challenges. Through appreciative inquiry, we acknowledge the good in everyone we meet and everything we see.

The size and structure of our school allows each student to be treated as a unique individual. We carefully recruit staff who demonstrate a genuine passion and imagination for learning, who can inspire, engage and challenge each student. The staff at GCS take their role as mentors very seriously. They seek to guide and mentor students as they begin to take responsibility for their own decisions, determine their own attitudes and form their own opinions as to what life is all about. Support is provided to students to achieve academically and grow physically, socially and spiritually in a happy, secure environment.

School should be a place where each student gains memories that will be cherished forever, friendships that will last a lifetime and knowledge and experiences that will prepare them for their adventurous life ahead. It should also be a place, that when the time comes for students to leave school, they are happy to be moving on, but also sad as they are leaving a place they love.

Albie Huyser
GEMS Cambridge International Private School - Sharjah

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