Welcome from Principal
Mr. David Miles
I am delighted to be joining Verdala International School (VIS) as HS Principal from August 2016. My family and I have spent the past 8 years living in Bangladesh and Vietnam; and we are very much looking forward to settling into another school, country and culture. As a family with roots in two cultures ourselves, and links to several others through our extended family, we value the special nature of international education which foments an appreciation both for our own cultures and those of many others. The IB’s mission culminates with “… who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”, and this multi-faceted understanding and perspective of the world is something I value highly, both personally and professionally.
At VIS, we are “developing knowledgeable, inquisitive and ethical contributors to our world.” To this end, we offer strong high school academic programs (the IGCSE and the IBDP) that are both challenging and rewarding for students. In addition to this, extracurricular and community service opportunities help VIS students put ideas into action.
Through a holistic approach to their educational experience, students have the opportunity to earn a Cambridge International Certificate of Education, the VIS High School Diploma, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. As a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, and parents, VIS graduates matriculate in top universities around the globe.
Our multicultural and multilingual environment is underpinned by our school’s vision as well as the missions of the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge International Examinations. Though English is the main language of instruction, VIS encourages mother tongue development. We are a diverse community, with students representing more than 38 nationalities. We are proud of our diversity and the connections we make with our host country of Malta.
I look forward to working in partnership with students and parents to help all students fulfill the objectives set out in our VIS Student Profile. I encourage you to be in close contact with your son or daughter’s teachers and I appreciate your support in ensuring that he or she arrives to school prepared and on time each day.
Please do not hesitate to contact any member of our team with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.