I am Chapka Othman, the principal at Cambridge International School - Kurdistan (CISK). I am fortunate to lead schools that value and encourage continuous growth and development that is both personal and professional for students and staff in order to provide the best education for our students. The staff and students' dedication to achieve excellence is what makes CISK unique. We believe that a school which encourages constant progress in learning and that does not accept bullying and violence, is a place filled with joy and good experiences.
An important part of CISK's success is that we provide a secure environment for teaching and learning. We believe in a student centred approach and we have high expectations for both students and staff.
CISK promotes and enforces equity for all regardless of race, gender, social status, or religious orientation. CISK is proud to stand by this commitment of providing affordable education for the local communities.
Working with a policy of "every student is seen" and a system of continuous assessment, our team ensures that we always know how each child is progressing to avoid unpleasant surprises at the end of the school year.
Formal feedback is provided to students and parents continuously throughout the school year via phone calls, parent meetings, and end of term reports.
I recognise that in order to be successful in school, children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with parents make a great difference in students' education. As partners, we share the responsibility for the children’s success and we do everything in our power to carry out our responsibilities.
I highly encourage parent involvement and welcome feedback in order for our CISK team to improve the teaching and learning environment to ensure all students are able to progress successfully.