From the outset, a visitor to MKV is struck by the international and multicultural nature of the students and their families. In consonance with the multicultural nature of Newmont employees, the International School of Ahafo (ISA) epitomises an international community with students, staff and parents from around the world, and this diversity enriches the school culture and community. Parents and students alike articulate, passionately and enthusiastically, their appreciation for the cultural diversity and inclusivity at the School.
The staff at ISA are experienced, passionate and committed. They appreciate the talents, curiosity and joyfulness of their students and acknowledge that their devotion to the school arises from deep respect and affection for the students. The staff is diverse and students “learn to learn” from a panoply of internationally minded teachers. The school also enjoys a healthy rejuvenation of its teachers and endeavours to provide competitive employment benefits to them.
Parents are a valuable part of the school community. They contribute to the life of the school and support a variety of programmes and events. Parents have helped through running clubs, joining field trips, making costumes for school events, cooking for school picnics, supporting families and teachers new to ISA, decorating for the Christmas Concert, among others.
The Board of ISA is attuned to the roles and responsibilities of a healthy governing body and is clear about the needs of ISA today and into the future. The Board is made up of the General Manager and Newmont senior managers, including parents, all of whom bring a talented and intelligent commitment to the school.