Message from the Principal


Dear Al Yasat Community,

What an honor it is to have been appointed as the K-12 Principal at Al Yasat for the 2016-17 school year. It was a pleasure to visit the school during May, experience its beautiful campus and its warm and nurturing culture of learning and enjoy the hospitality of the staff and parent community. It became readily clear that this was not only the great school about which I had heard, but it was also one at which I am proud to lead.

Before joining Al Yasat I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles across a number of schools throughout Australia and Dubai. My academic background includes a Doctor of Education, Masters of Educational Leadership, Graduate Diploma in Leadership, a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Teaching.

Having being the principal of five schools and with the experience of working within the university sector there were certain key components and criteria I was looking in a school and Al Yasat had all of them plus more. It was immediately clear to me that Al Yasat was fully committed to improving not only in its academics but also in nurturing the whole child, all within the context of a student centered learning environment. I was encouraged by the school’s strong belief and commitment to its vision and mission. All the important cornerstones for what’s best for teaching, learning, and becoming life-long learners are being put into place.

Every year is an exciting year for Al Yasat as we move into providing quality learning for students entering the senior years of schooling and I am truly excited about the opportunity given to me in leading this learning community. Please know that I look forward to meeting each of you. Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Al Yasat, I am confident we can make our school a great place for our students to learn and grow.


Peace and Best Wishes,

Jake Madden

School Principal



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