Welcome to Al Mawakeb Al Khawaneej (AMK) and thank you for your interest in this new school community. I began my work as an international educator and learning leader in 1977. My career has allowed me to work in eight different nations on five different continents. It has also allowed me to raise a family in diverse cultural settings.
As a father of two children, I am proud to have raised my children in international schools. Now it is a professional honor to follow in the footsteps of Mr. Nasr, his family members and Emirati partners who have helped open four schools in Dubai over the past forty years. Al Mawakeb is a unique learning experience grounded in the culture of the United Arab Emirates. I joined Al Mawakeb because of their core values and the commitment to create quality learning experiences that are culturally sensitive. The academic programs of AMK support the UAE National Agenda and are delivered in a caring and respectful environment dedicated to the well-being and happiness of all students. As we begin the journey of this new Al Mawakeb Al Khawaneej we believe your children will benefit from capable teachers, authentic learning experiences and a beautiful campus. As the year unfolds AMK will also provide outstanding learning opportunities beyond the classroom for students and adults alike.
Our focus at AMK will aim to “Inspire, Empower and Guide” our students to develop responsible and well rounded individuals that can serve the UAE and a changing world. We take this commitment seriously and will continuously search for ways to assist each student to reach their academic, social and emotional potential.
At its best, AMK is a friendly, family oriented learning environment. The AMK leadership, faculty, staff and students hope you find this spirit within the information and images you see here on our web site. Please let us know if you have questions about our programs, activities and services. We would be pleased to assist you.
Michael D. Popinchalk | Principal