Mission Statement

Our Mission and Values


Our Mission


Zakho British International School provides British-based learning with an international perspective. At ZBIS we strive to make every individual feel valued, happy and successful. Responsibility, enthusiasm and participation are actively encouraged and integrity is prized. Working together in a safe, caring yet stimulating environment, we set high expectations whilst offering strong support, resulting in a community of lifelong learners who can contribute with confidence to our world.


Our Values

 To nurture well-balanced students who have a strong sense of right and wrong, respect for both themselves and others and are well on their way to becoming responsible citizens.

 We treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves. All members of the Tanglin community should model what we expect of students. We value the opportunity for all to take risks, learn from mistakes, express themselves and reflect on life and learning.

 To ensure the continued relevance and sustainability of ZBIS so that it remains vital to Zakho and at the heart of
the community it serves.

 ZBIS is a community where everyone is valued and included. We value our parent community and encourage their participation in school life. ZBIS seeks to act ethically and according to the principles of social and environmental responsibility.

 To inspire and enthuse all students, whatever their talents, to be passionate about striving to achieve their full potential in their academic, sporting, creative and social endeavours. We celebrate students’ personal fulfilment, achievement and success in all that they do, in and out of school. We are driven by our desire to teach students how to enjoy learning, playing and making friends.

 To give each student a consistently excellent quality of education in a safe, secure and caring environment. We allow students time and space to be who they are and begin to discover who they might become. Teachers should be fair, just, inspirational and generous in spirit. We value teachers who learn and learners who teach.