By: Dr Daniel Jubert, AISCT Head of School
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at AISCT! I am thrilled to be back for my 8th year as Head of School of this incredible community. As we embark on our 26th year, I am filled with anticipation for what lies ahead. The past few years have been a transformative journey, propelling our school to new heights of prominence, resilience, and strength, even in the face of the challenging pandemic period. We begin this school year with record enrollment numbers, a thriving academic environment consistently achieving outstanding results, and an ambitious capital project campaign that will shape our future.
AISCT already boasts a vibrant campus, adorned with unparalleled architecture and beauty. With the recent acquisition of the adjacent land, our school has expanded its footprint to an impressive 24 acres. We can now envision a school with world-class facilities, including an aquatics center, library and media center, expansive sports fields, a state-of-the-art theater, a gymnasium, and a performing arts center. Furthermore, within five years we aim to provide boarding options for high school students and affordable, secure housing for our esteemed staff.
None of these achievements are possible without our incredible community. Our dedicated faculty, hailing from various corners of the world, are committed to delivering a high-quality education to our students. Our support staff, many of whom have been with the school for over a decade, work tirelessly behind the scenes to maintain our campus’s smooth functioning. Our students, representing over 60 nationalities, create a true international mosaic. Their remarkable achievements and university acceptances to some of the world’s top institutions are a testament to their exceptional abilities. The invaluable contributions of our parent community, particularly the Parents and Teachers Association (PATA), are evident throughout the year. Moreover, our community partners, including our accrediting body WASC, our AISA membership, our collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, and our affiliation with the College Board, ensure that we uphold rigorous international standards.
As one of the oldest and largest international schools in the Western Cape, I am in awe of what AISCT has accomplished in its history and proud of what we accomplish today in our changing world.
We stand poised to continue our extraordinary progress, firmly positioned for an even brighter future.
Thank you for being part of our community.