KUWAIT ENGLISH SCHOOL – HISTORY
The establishment of Kuwait English School was, in 1978, the dream of the present School Chairman, Mr. Mohamed Jassim Al Saddah, at that time serving as Kuwait’s Ambassador to Spain and the current Founder/Director, Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Muhmood; both shared a passion for education, a modest villa in which to start the School (September 1979) was found until in 1984, with a population of some 1500 students of all ages, a purpose-built school was opened. Since that time there have been innumerable developments to ever improve the facilities and the quality of education.
In 1991 a specialised learning department “The Green Unit” was opened to cater for students with learning disabilities; this department has become an icon for recognising and nurturing talent, however modest or concealed and providing the students with useful life skills along with confidence.
In 1997 a specialised 6th Form area, designated for students of Years 12 & 13 was opened. This section “The Millennium Centre” was inaugurated by Dr. Rasha Al Sabah who, at that time was Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Higher Education.
The School Management and Head Teachers have, over the years, had the pleasure of welcoming a good number of guests to KES among them representatives of overseas and local universities, diplomats and returning KES students many of them now holding significant positions both in Kuwait and abroad.
Following the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, Kuwait English School was honoured to receive a visit from HRH Princess Anne who was most impressed by the rapid recovery the school had made in such a short period of time. KES was the first Educational Institute to reopen after the invasion in the whole of Kuwait. At that sensitive time of Kuwait’s recovery from occupation, KES staff and students welcomed member of the British Military personnel as a gesture of appreciation for their contribution to the liberation of Kuwait. This close relationship continues.
It will be evident from our Twitter and Facebook feeds that, week by week, throughout the school year, new history is created through the many activities of each Department. Always, one will find some activity of interest, both in school hours and after school time, be it sporting, dramatic, artistic, musical etc. Complimenting rigorous and challenging curriculum opportunities life-enhancing experiences are provided in abundance. Our KES students, at every level, through our school vision are Inspired, Challenged and Encouraged which results in our students having confidence in their abilities, self esteem and to constantly develop an attitude ‘To Give Of Their Very Best.’