Welcome Message from the Principal

Dr. Karon Buck

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to GEMS Winchester School, Abu Dhabi (WSA). WSA is not just a school but a family consisting of all stakeholders – students, staff and parents.WSA flourishes in its position at the heart of the community; and it has been a privilege for me to lead such a fantastic school, as Principal/CEO, since Academic Year 2017-18. 

Education serves many purposes, one of which is to provide children and young adults with the knowledge and skills that will lead to them fulfilling all of their ambitions.  Education is about people, aspirations and the ability to achieve.  Our school has developed a set of core values which will continue to underpin all the work we do.   


UNITY - Our diverse WSA Community ardently stands for equity and inclusivity; we invest in family and friendships, seeing similarities over differences.  We are Global Citizens.

TRANSFORMATION – Driven by being the ‘Best version of yourself’; we invest in personal growth and the growth of others.

ENVISIONING – We take action; we invest time and energy into leadership, at all levels; innovation and creativity.

COMMUNICATION – We listen and we learn; we invest in connectedness, transparency and accountability.

We have a great team at GEMS Winchester School, which is committed to ensuring that your child is given every opportunity to learn and develop. Our aim is to ensure that we provide the best possible standards of learning and teaching to allow your child to succeed. We believe in developing the whole child, with a focus on academic achievement and personal development. We offer our students opportunities that help them develop into responsible, resilient young adults; and provide them with the desire to be life-long learners.

GEMS Winchester School has a caring family atmosphere underpinned by the GEMS core values and the local traditions and customs of the UAE.

I look forward to working with you over the coming weeks, months and years.  I have no doubt that your child will have a very happy and fulfilling time learning at GEMS Winchester School, Abu Dhabi.


Kind regards,

Dr Karon Buck

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