Dear AIS Families,
Welcome to AIS' Primary School, where our three pillars - think critically, act ethically, and serve others - drive everything we do. My name is Natalia Zmaczynska and I am the Primary School Principal. Originally from Poland, I hold a Master's Degree in Methodology of English Language Teaching. I have 16 years of classroom teaching experience. I came to AIS in 2014 and - after 4 years in the classroom - assumed the Primary School principalship. Working with teachers is my passion, and watching our students grow is the most rewarding part of my work! My daily mission is to serve others and empower community leadership.
AIS teachers are the most dedicated and reflective professionals I have worked with. They take students' needs, educational research, and feedback from parents under consideration to make informed decisions. They continue their professional learning to provide engaging learning experiences. In every classroom, you sense the strong rapport between students and teachers. This is because AIS teachers take time to truly get to know their students. At AIS, relationships are at the heart of learning.
I particularly love mornings at AIS. At arrival, students read, talk to friends, or share Pokemon cards. No matter their chosen activity, all are so happy to be starting the day with their school family! When I visit the Primary classrooms, I see engaged students asking questions,collaborating, contributing and listening. At AIS, we believe that only by working together can we help children achieve their highest potentials. Parents are invited to communicate with teachers and administration regularly. We value our families´ feedback immensely and we simply cannot thrive without it!
AIS Primary School Principal