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Principal's Message

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the Principal of our illustrious Academy, Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad, a one-of-a-kind academic institution that was established by H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Late President of the U.A.E. His prime objective in building this institution was to provide quality education of an international standard in his beloved second home, Pakistan.

I have been heading this academic institution since April 2003. Since the passing of His Highness, our Academy has been operated by H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Minister of Presidential Affairs, the U.A.E. and its running is overseen by the Board of Trustees of SZIA which is headed by H.E. Sultan Dahi Al Hmeiri, Chairman of the Board.

Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad opened its doors to a population of 65 students on September 1, 2003. Since then, our Academy has grown by leaps and bounds in all respects. At present, we have aproximately 300 students of thirty different nationalities who have given life to the dream that His Highness Sheikh Zayed held many years ago.

Our greatest strength, by far, is the ‘internationalism’ of our student body, curricula and our teaching faculty and administrative staff. Together, they make Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad a unique force in education, one that holds recognition and acclaim around the world from our Academy’s distinction in 2004 of being the first and only Cambridge University/London Exdexcel-accredited ‘A’ Category Examinations Centre in Pakistan through to the repeated successes that our students have achieved at the numerous national and international competitions they have been entering since the opening of the Academy.

Internally, we are also proud of the many services and facilities that make ours a dynamic, technologically up-to-date academic institution that is conducive to optimum learning by all students.
Regardless of their scholastic acumen and abilities, the children at our Academy receive the professional attention they need as we make it a point to cater to individual needs, student by student. In addition, the Administration at Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad is keen to continually reinforce the ‘home-school connection’ as it recognizes the value of making education and character development the cornerstone between educators and parents for the ultimate benefit of our students, their children, respectively.

As I reflect on our Academy’s growth thus far, I marvel as I remember where we were and, as I realize where we are now, I can only express my sincere gratitude to H.H. Sheikh Mansoor and the Board of Trustees for their unwavering guidance and support, to our teaching faculty members for their dedication, to our parents for their continued cooperation and, to our vibrant students, who make every day at Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad a joyful, challenging, rewarding experience!

I welcome you to journey with us now as you view this website and enter a world of education where only the sky is the limit--as you visit Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad!

Wafaa Abdul Ghaffar, Principal

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