Principal’s Message


Mr. Mike Pearson

Mr. Mike Pearson

Academic ambition matters. Our pupils demand and deserve to be stimulated, challenged and inspired by their teachers. Their academic education should be thought-provoking, intense and life-changing. We care about who our pupils become. We believe in the transformative power of education. In the context of the 21st Century it will be our pupils’ personal qualities and values and not just their exam results that will set them apart. Our role is to give young people the skills, confidence and capabilities to navigate their own paths through life and the unshakeable sense of self they need to influence the world around them for the better.
I believe passionately in the importance of individuals. Every child is valued for his or her own sake, and will be encouraged to develop his or her talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement, however small, is noticed.
Our commitment to a holistic education is wholehearted. Intellectual rigour, exploration, critical analysis, creativity, risk taking, communication, teamwork – all are central to the way we guide, nurture and inspire our young people. Likewise, we fundamentally value the broader aspects of the curriculum – the creative, visual and expressive arts, music, theatre, sport. We value people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. At this school, generosity of spirit and respect matter. We have the balance in our worldview to take time to enjoy life. Our pupils, in all their diversity, are appreciated for who they are. They shape the community and, supported by staff who truly care, make International School Pune the rich and happy place it is.