Mission

The International School of Rhodes aims to provide students with a vibrant and dynamic world-class international education,reflecting 21st century learning.

We encourage our students to develop life-long skills,so that they will always identify with our ever-changing global community,which calls for a deep awareness of international mindedness and compassion for inter-cultural understanding.

Values

Members of our school community embrace the following values:
Perseverance Responsibility Resilience Respect Compassion Integrity Joy

School Community

Principal
Simon Head
Member of Academic Committee
Mohammed Zawid Naseem
Principal
Simon Head
Vice-principal
Mohammed Zawid Naseem
Programme Coordinator
Eric
Language and Literature
Ivy Zhu
English
Rob Ocasio
Physics
Daniel Wu
Mathematics
Patrick Njue
Peter Otieno Ayuaya
Economics
Simon Grant
Chemistry
Netsanet Desta
ESS
Pankaj Loomba
Geography
Pankaj Loomba
TOK
Daniel Wu
CAS
Oliver Yu

Mohammed Zawid Naseem

Vice Principal Mohammed (M.Ed in Educational Leadership, Lehigh University, PA, USA;  M.Sc. in Marine Biology, Berhampur University, India) is former Head of Accreditation and  Head of Sciences of UWC Changshu China. He has worked as a teacher and educational  administrator of schools of the Ministry of Education in the Maldives, Qatar Foundation, and  the Canadian International School in India. With the IB, he has worked as Recognition  Ambassador for India, Consultant, Workshop Leader, School Visit Team Leader, and Member.  With a rich background in international education and management skills, Vice Principal  Mohammed developed the Foundation Programme curriculum of our school, which is one of  the best of its kind. Our Foundation Programme bridges the skill gaps of our students to  overcome the challenges of the rigorous IB Diploma Programme.

Eric

Eighty ears admin and teaching experiences of International high school programs. Former Leader of  English Language Dept. and Director in the International  Division at SIFLS. Has been abroad for PD several times.  Attended the IB DPC workshops Cat 1 and 2 and TOK  workshops Cat 1-3.He gets University counselor training  certificate, given by the Education USA, US Department of  State.

Mohammed Zawid Naseem

Vice Principal Mohammed (M.Ed in Educational Leadership, Lehigh University, PA, USA;  M.Sc. in Marine Biology, Berhampur University, India) is former Head of Accreditation and  Head of Sciences of UWC Changshu China. He has worked as a teacher and educational  administrator of schools of the Ministry of Education in the Maldives, Qatar Foundation, and  the Canadian International School in India. With the IB, he has worked as Recognition  Ambassador for India, Consultant, Workshop Leader, School Visit Team Leader, and Member.  With a rich background in international education and management skills, Vice Principal  Mohammed developed the Foundation Programme curriculum of our school, which is one of  the best of its kind. Our Foundation Programme bridges the skill gaps of our students to  overcome the challenges of the rigorous IB Diploma Programme.


Simon Head

Simon Head has served in senior leadership roles in international education across four continents over 25 years. He currently sits on the IB World Heads Council, elected from 5000 schools, to support and advise the IB Director General. Simon Head, an internationally recognised thought leader in education, will bring innovation and a new vision to TISR.

 


Pankaj Loomba

I have been teaching Geography/ESS/ TOK from the last eleven years.

I have over twenty years of teaching experience in national and International schools.

I have worked in more than four countries.

I am an IB examiner and Internal Assessment Moderator for Environmental Systems and Societies.

I am also a member of curriculum review member for IBDP ESS.


Netsanet Desta

I have been teaching chemistry for 16 years in different levels in Ethiopia and China; out of this I taught IB chemistry for the last 6 years. I am also an IB Examiner for SL chemistry paper 3 and IA moderator for IB Chemistry.

Simon Grant

I have been teaching in Jiangsu, China for over 10 years.

I originally taught Business English at a private school for two years.

I then taught Economics and Business Management at Jiang Nan University in Wuxi for 5 years.

I have spent the last five years teaching IB DP Economics and Business Management at Shanghai United International School based in Wuxi.

I have IB DP Category 1, 2 and 3 in Economics.


Patrick Njue

I have been teaching Mathematics for the last 13 years, with 6 years IB teaching experience.

I have taught Mathematics in two different countries: Kenya and China.

I am an IB Mathematics examiner. I have graded IB mathematics for the last three years.


Peter Otieno Ayuaya

30 years teaching Experience, 8 years in IB schools

I have worked in Kenya, Norway & China

I have been an IB examiner for Mathematics SL for 4 years now


Ivy Zhu

Have consistently worked as a Literature and language teacher for more than 20 years; of which 15 years of international curriculum teaching, proficient in IB and A-level courses.

Have being taught both Chinese A-Literature, Language &Literature, the courses for native Chinese speakers; and Chinese B-Advanced, Standard &Ab initio, the courses for those who learn Chinese as a second language.

Participated in education exchanged activities in Hongkong, Singapore, etc.; took part in the teaching communications with oversea mandarin teachers; was high on publishing articles for some known media platforms.


Oliver Yu

Graduated from Wayne state university with a master's degree in 2017, was a national second-level athlete, and passionate about the workout, Marathon, cross-country race, bungee, and other sports. He participated in the CAS workshop in Germany. The curriculum covered with Creativity, Activity, and Service. His philosophy of teaching is “not only to teach knowledge but also to let students know how and when to use the knowledge in the real world”.



Pankaj Loomba

I have been teaching Geography/ESS/ TOK from the last eleven years.

I have over twenty years of teaching experience in national and International schools.

I have worked in more than four countries.

I am an IB examiner and Internal Assessment Moderator for Environmental Systems and Societies.

I am also a member of curriculum review member for IBDP ESS.

Daniel Wu

Master of Science, East China Normal University (with school scholarship); More than 9 years of international high school Physics teaching experience; Head of mathematics and science in a 10-year-old international high school in Hangzhou.


I have been teaching Geography/ESS/ TOK from the last eleven years.

I have over twenty years of teaching experience in national and International schools.

I have worked in more than four countries.

I am an IB examiner and Internal Assessment Moderator for Environmental Systems and Societies.

I am also a member of curriculum review member for IBDP ESS.


Rob Ocasio

Rob Ocasio has been a certified high school English teacher since 1999.  He is licensed by the Department of Education in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for High School English, grades 9-12. Rob has been certified by the IBO to teach IBDP English B since 2012.  In addition to teaching IBDP English B, he also serves as an IBDP Examiner and Internal Assessment Moderator for English B since 2013. He recently came to Suzhou after teaching in Shanghai for 11 years.

In addition to teaching English, Rob is also a violinist. While in China, he has continued to teach music performance to his student musicians in the schools where he taught English, performing music publicly with them in small ensembles and large orchestras. 

Daniel Wu

Master of Science, East China Normal University (with school scholarship);

More than 9 years of international high school Physics teaching experience;

Head of mathematics and science in a 10-year-old international high school in Hangzhou;

Publish international high school Physics courses related article to the core journals;

Editor-in-chief of the "A-Level Physics Professional English Dictionary" .

Simon Head

Simon Head has served in senior leadership roles in international education across four continents over 25 years. He currently sits on the IB World Heads Council, elected from 5000 schools, to support and advise the IB Director General. Simon Head, an internationally recognised thought leader in education, will bring innovation and a new vision to TISR.


News & Information
2020-09-16

School Culture

School Culture

The Face of TISR Students

——2019-07-04


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