Message from the Head of Primary


May I first take this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you who are new to our Continental School family.

My name is Kirstie Byrne and I have been working at the Continental School for nearly twenty years now. I have three children who are at various stages of education in the International Department.

During my time at the Continental School, it has been a pleasure to see many children grow up into young adults. I have worked in the special needs department and for the last ten years I have been the Head of the Lower School. It was a joy to work with the administration and build the KG department, seeing it grow into a thriving unit, providing learning and fun experiences for all children who passed through it.

It was a great pleasure at the end of the academic year 2011 to be asked to take part in building our International School, as Primary Head teacher. I have, since then, been working on creating new ideas, syllabus and systems to help the International Primary School reach its full potential and become a top choice of International School for children within our community and beyond. It has been an honour to work alongside experienced members of staff to achieve this.

Those of you who already know me, know that I set high goals of achievement for myself, and it is my great pleasure to continue to work with the same high expectations in my new position as International Primary Head Teacher.

As parents, you play an important role in the education of your child and I hope that this will be the beginning of a strong relationship between home and school. As adults, I believe we play a crucial role in our children’s development into young adults.

In my many years of being an active member of staff at the Continental School, I have always been known to be a person who is easy to talk to, and prepared to listen to anyone’s comments, ideas or concerns, whether they be from members of staff, students or parents. I wish to assure you that I will be available to listen to your comments or concerns, so please do not hesitate to contact me, should you need to. I believe that most concerns within any school can be resolved if we talk to each other, and I will do my utmost to ensure that everyone is listened to.

I am looking forward to meeting you all and to working closely with you in the education and welfare of your child in the Continental International Primary School.

Yours Sincerely,

Kirstie Byrne