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It is with great sadness that the New English School marks the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
May she rest in peace.
Founded by the late chairman, Mr. Tareq S. Rajab, The New English school was the first private, co-educational day school in Kuwait to offer the British curriculum from Kindergarten to A level.
Since its foundation, over 50 years ago, the New English School has continued to nurture and enable its students. A robust balance of strong academics, life skills and student well-being, allow NES alumni to go on to become leading lights in their field of choice.
Every situation is an opportunity to learn. Students at NES learn through investigation and inspiration, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and following their own curiosity to explore how the world around them works.
The chairman comes from a family with a history of pioneering in education and he established the school at a time of change in Kuwait in which he foresaw the need for education with English as the medium of teaching.
The first classes of NES opened in a villa in Shamiyah, actually starting at Secondary level and very soon after extending backwards to Kindergarten. It was soon apparent that this educational venture was outgrowing the original premises, so a purpose built campus was opened in 1974, and to date, improvements and extensions continue to maintain an environment that allows students to thrive.
In developing and encouraging the confidence and talents of students, NES plays its part in preparing graduates for success in the wider world. Here, Haneen Khalil, co-founder of NESMED, performs her own version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" at this year's Graduation Ceremony.
Her Majesty's Ambassador, Ms. Belinda Lewis celebrates the success of the graduating students with Dr. Ziad Rajab - Director of the New English School.