Leadership Team

 

 

Lianne Knibb
School Principal                               

 

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. ISS is a fully accredited IB School that strives for excellence in a climate that is caring and responsive to individual needs and goals.  At ISS we ensure all children are active participants in their own learning. The child centered learning approach addresses distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, and cultural backgrounds of individual students and groups of students. Thus, we endeavour to support and nurture our students to success whilst they thrive and enjoy their explorations. Our global vision is coordinated by an outstanding team of educational leaders and implemented by our highly skilled and dedicated professional staff."

Brychan Gilbert
PYP Coordinator                                              

"The PYP at The International School of Siena is a well-established programme taught be a highly qualified and experienced group of professional educators. Inquiry is at the heart of our programme, and as our students proceed through our ‘Programme of Inquiry’ they are taught to think conceptually and to develop their research, social and thinking skills. International mindedness and intercultural understanding are also key elements of our programme and students will have the opportunity to explore their own culture and the cultures of others. Allied with this inquiry-based approach is the development of effective technology skills. As our students develop all the attributes of the learner profile, these positive qualities will enable them to become effective lifelong learners."


 

 

 

Letizia Rosati
MYP Coordinator

"The IB’s Middle Years Programme engages students in meaningful learning experiences that they can relate to the world around them. Through the programmes interdisciplinary approach, our students are able to make greater and more sophisticated connections between different subject areas and areas of knowledge. The programme also develops students as lifelong learners through the planned approached to teaching and development of learning skills."

Joanne Walker                             
Acting DP  Coordinator

"In the Secondary School at ISS our main objectives are to ensure students become independent, organised learners, who embrace this challenging programme with confidence so that every student can achieve his or her potential. Our students benefit from teachers who have an excellent subject knowledge and who can, thanks to small class sizes, develop individual knowledge of each student and therefore tailor teaching and learning to meet individual needs. In addition to the academic rigour of the programme, there is also a planned approach to the teaching and development of transferable learning skills, such as critical thinking skills and communication skills that enable students to become successful independent life-long learners."