Gullrukh Rafiq


Active promotion of peace, tolerance and compassion are necessary components of a progressive person in the 21st century.

I am delighted to have been part of the SISD family for the past five years and now joining the leadership team in my sixth year. Having taught in grades throughout the Primary School,  I have facilitated progression through the embodiment of our BEST values. We have excelled through our academic journey, inclusive practises, and made significant positive impact as global citizens. The value of togetherness has been demonstrated by our community and recognised by authorities such as Dubai Cares, WWF, and Emirates Nature. As a community we value compassion and actively promote positive change.

As a leading educator I have a growth mind-set and the ability to inspire others through an altruistic management style. My strongest attributes include interpersonal communication, exemplary practice, commitment, and critical thinking. I have been promoting global mindedness through 21st century skills; encouraging students to develop relevant learning through inquiry and with autonomy.

Our students are at the epicentre of our daily practice; fostering a nurturing environment, enabling curiosity and bravery to take risks through learning journeys. If you are joining us this year, welcome to SISD and get ready to be part of a forward-thinking community.