Welcome from the Director General
We live in a fast-paced era of technological and societal change which requires us to adapt and evolve in ways our ancestors could not have anticipated.
The ubiquitous Internet has powered global progress, but it has also introduced new levels of complication, disruption and risk.
Today, it is not only nations that are globally interconnected, it is also each one of us. In an online world, individuals now have the power to influence and impact people and groups. The rule book of how we evolve and manage ourselves as citizens and societies is being re-written.
As a result, young people need to be equipped with the skills necessary to navigate this new, connected world. Families and educators need to work together to help the next generation develop the courage, confidence and emotional intelligence that will prepare them to become future leaders at home and on the international stage.
So, how do we ensure our children are well prepared to become custodians of their nation and its place in the wider world?
The answer lies in no small part in the evolution of education.
The style of curriculum students continue to follow in many parts of the world is inadequate, focusing more the recall of facts, figures and key words than on the development of character, creativity and innovative thinking. There is a need to review teaching and learning practices, updating them to engage and empower young people with the skills they really need.
It is within this context that we have developed our Misk Schools educational philosophy, which is designed specifically to prepare the next generation of Saudi leaders as they enter an ever more complex and dynamic period of their country’s history.