After 35 years’ experience, school life still thrills me like my first day: nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see youngsters thrive, delighting in achievement at all ages and levels of ability, in mind, body and spirit. Success and enjoyment go hand in hand: provide them with a happy, stimulating, high quality environment and they will flourish. First class academic education should be delivered by enthusiastic, dedicated, supportive staff, who are specialists at every level. With an emphasis on the individual, a wealth of opportunities should allow pupils to explore the full range of their talents, within a caring environment, which aims to encourage rather than persuade. Our faith in children becomes the self-belief that they take with them when they leave.
I am therefore particularly thrilled to have been appointed as Executive Principal of this wonderful community: Wuxi Dipont School of Arts and Science has a bold, forward thinking set of goals, aligned fully with the above statements. It is an honour and a privilege to have joined a team that is already delivering innovation in the classroom and to know that, together, we are on an extraordinary journey to break new ground in K-12 education in China. We insist on our children coming first in everything that we do: they are empowered to be creative, innovative and to think for themselves; as colleagues, we are provided with world class educational tools, and ongoing, first class professional development… together, we are a community of lifelong learners aspiring for excellence in every aspect of school life, in and out of the classroom. Our extensive academic curricula and co-curricular programmes have breadth and depth to rival the best in the world; personalised wellbeing and pastoral care opportunities, including boarding, are at the forefront of our values, ensuring a close-knit family atmosphere throughout our beautiful campus. But don’t just take my word for it, please come along for a personal visit: you can be sure of a very warm welcome!
I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to King’s College International School, Wuxi. My name is Mike Hindle and I am extremely proud and privileged to be the Head of our wonderful school.
I have moved to China from Doha, Qatar and previously from the UK, where I have over 25 years’ experience of teaching and school leadership in a wide variety of settings. I have provided educational consultancy, school improvement advice, training and CPD to schools world-wide.
Here at KCIS we teach our students through the highly respected British Curriculum, providing a solid basis to allow your child to continue their education anywhere in the world once they leave us. We place our students at the heart of everything we do. We aim not only to prepare our children for adult life in an ever-changing world, but to ensure that their childhood is as wonderful as it can possibly be. My belief is that our children get only one chance at childhood, and as educators (and parents) we have a clear opportunity and responsibility to make that time a happy, safe and wondrous journey of discovery and learning.