The Principal of the International School of Creative Science – Muwaileh is responsible for the leadership of the school, the strategic direction linked to the aims of the school and governors as well as those of the National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021.

Parents and community members are encouraged to be members of the School Governing Body. In their capacity, they can help shape the School’s future direction and ensure a strong connection and sense of community between the School’s leadership and parents.

Hesham Abdeen - Chair of Governors


“Schools with high levels of trust and collaboration between teachers and administrators retain good teachers and get better student outcomes.”

Having worked in education for 28 years, most recently as Head of Accreditation and Evaluations at BEAM and previously as an Academic Advisor for a group of American and British Schools in Al Ain, Mr. Hesham has a thorough understanding of the sector from early years to higher education. Two of his five children are currently at ISCS and lived in Al Ain then Sharjah since 1995, having a personal interest in the success of schools and the local community, he is delighted to have the opportunity to utilize his professional skills and experience and parental knowledge to support the staff and children at their education.

Mr. Hesham enjoys applying his skills and experience in education and quality assurance to inform an external, objective perspective to challenge and support the continuing progress and development of the School.

The Local Governing Board, in collaboration with the school leadership and Governing Body will work hard to ensure that our children are provided with the best possible opportunities to thrive in a safe environment.

“The time our children spend in schools has an enormous impact on their future life opportunities. That is why if we think learning is the product of teaching, we need to reimagine that as learning is the product of all learners’ activities. So, let’s look at our learners as the creators of how they can learn, with full autonomy and independence. That’s why we need to inspire and educate learners for life” -Hesham Abdeen, Head of Accreditation and Evaluations.

Mrs. Majd C. Hussain (Vice Chair of Governors)


With over 28 years of experience in educational administration, leadership, and management from various British and American curriculum schools in the US, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, Mrs. Majd C. Hussain is the founding Principal of the American School of Creative Science Maliha. Mrs. Majd graduated with a Bachelors in English Literature from Carthage College in Wisconsin, US and received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education & Leadership Management from the University of Gloucestershire, UK. She strives to create a learning community that fosters excellence, creativity, leadership, collaboration and tolerance. She has garnered numerous prestigious awards including the Most Inspiring CEO Award (2015), Employer of Choice Award (2015) and Chairman’s Choice "Rising Star" Award (2014), from the Bukhatir Group Management Excellence Awards.

Samar Khalid Murad (Principal)

Samar Khalid Murad

A passionate Principal of 13 years of educational leadership and 8 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Samar Murad has always inspired leaders at all levels in different settings to drive schools in a clear strategic direction that promotes ambitious vision. Her experience in leading NEASC and CIS Accreditation process has driven schools to improve their practices and achieve the desired outcomes of accreditation and inspection authorities.

Mrs. Murad was privileged enough to work with multinational professionals and gain experience in implementing the English National Curriculum, the Common Core standards and UAE Ministry of Education Curriculum in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

She is visionary and possesses enthusiasm, resilience and commitment to lead a school of a purposeful learning culture with main focus on developing, educating and nurturing global leaders of faith, humanity, learning and life. She is highly committed to the UAE national agenda and ISCS vison, mission and values.

Mrs. Murad led ISCS to achieve a very successful MOE Evaluation outcomes in the academic year 2017-2018.

Mrs. Murad was bestowed the BEAM most Dynamic Principal Award in the academic year 2017—2018 and 2018-2019 in row. She contributed fruitfully at a national level to planning for Sharjah Private Schools improvement and other National projects.

Under her leadership, the school received the Sharjah Award for Education Excellence, as the “Most Distinguished School” from Sharjah Education Council. She earned a number of appreciation awards at the national and inter-schools’ levels.

Mrs. Samar is a chairperson of Sharjah Private Schools Principals Council. She holds a Master’s Degree in applied linguistics with distinction from Lebanon and a Master’s degree in business administration from USA. She is currently enrolled in NPQH programme for her UK national qualification of Headship.

Professor Hamid M.K Al Naimiy (Board Member)

Professor Hamid M.K Al Naimiy

Professor Hamid M.K Al Naimiy holds multiple certificates, PhD in Astrophysics from University of Manchester 1977, MSc in Astronomy from University of Manchester 1975, BSc in Physics from University of Baghdad 1971 and Post Doctorate from University of Arizona 1977-1978.

Professor Al Naimiy occupies several positions, being a chancellor at the University of Sharjah, the General Director for Sharjah Academy for Astronomy and Space Science and President at the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences. He is also a member of the International Astronomical Union, International Variable Stars Society and International Society of Searching for Intelligent life in the Universe. In recognition to his achievements, Professor Al Naimiy received the best Scientific Researcher Prize and the Best Scientific Public Media Publication Prize - The Iraqi Scientific Research Council. He was honored as the Best Department Chair, Teacher and Researcher for the Year 2006 from UAE University and received Khalifa Award for Education 2009/2010 in the field of Higher Education. Moreover, Professor Al Naimiy contributed preeminently in organizing the UN/ESA workshops in 2007. He has also been recognized in NASA Plaque for his contributions as Coordinator for the Asian & Pacific region for the period 2005 – 2009. Professor Al Naimiy supervised more than 30 PhD and MSc graduate students and taught different courses in Physics, Astrophysics and Space Sciences in many Universities at UK, Iraq, Jordan, and UAE. He chaired many scientific organizing committees for international and regional conferences, and attended more than 100 International and regional conferences. Professor Al Naimiy supervised and built scientific projects such as the Iraqi Astronomical Observatory in Korek Mountain, Satellite Images Receiving Station at Al-Therthar zone - Iraq, Maragaha Observatory and Ibn-AlShater Astronomy Park at Al-Albayte University - Jordan, and Sharjah Academy for Astronomy and Space Sciences, including Sharjah Optical Observatory.

Mr. Ataullah Parkar (Accreditation Governor)

Ataullah Parkar

Mr. Ataullah is the Executive Principal at the Creative Science Schools in Dubai. Mr. Ataullah has been a Senior Leader in schools for 7 years, including being a Head Teacher in the United Kingdom. Ataullah has led ISCS through multiple inspections, including the most recent 2019 KHDA inspection where the school was rated Good with Very Good and Outstanding features. In the same year, the school achieved Good with Outstanding ratings from the British Schools Overseas, registering the school as an International British school with the Department for Education, UK.

Mr. Ataullah has led on the Virtues programme across BEAM schools, an integrated approach which promotes faith-based virtues within the curriculum.

Prior to working as a Head Teacher, Mr. Ataullah has worked within the strategic education departments of multiple local authorities in the UK, as a board member of the Association of Muslim Schools UK, and as a Policy Manager for Ofqual; advising the UK government on vocational and GCSE qualification reforms.

Mr. Ataullah completed his National Professional Qualification for Head Teachers in 2017, and is nearing completion of his National Professional Qualification for Executive Leaders in December 2020. He has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Leadership and Management. Ataullah teaches the social sciences and is passionate about liberal arts education.

Mrs. Mona Al Zaabi (Parent Governor)

Mrs. Mona Al Zaabi (Parent Governor)

Mrs. Mona Al Zaabi is a parent of three children attending the International School of Creative Science in Muwaileh. Prior to becoming a Governor at the school, she has been actively involved in the Parents Teacher Association (PTA).

She has experience in the education field, from being an English teacher for the primary stage, to holding a post as a Research Fellow at the Centre of Educational Testing, Measurement and Evaluation and a curriculum member in the Curriculum Centre in the Ministry of Education. Whilst working in the Ministry of Education, she carried out training programmes for English teachers amongst the government schools in the UAE.

Mrs. Mona holds a master’s degree in Education and Educational Studies from Deakin University in Australia, and a diploma in Curriculum Development and Design from Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.

Mrs. Serwat Londe ( Governor member)

Serwat Londe

Mrs. Serwat Londe has been an educator since 2001. She is an expert in interacting with children to develop their skills and personalities to facilitate their learning.

Mrs. Serwat joined the International School of Creative Science in 2004 and declares she is still fully immersed in working towards "excellence rooted in values." In addition to teaching, she has taken on other roles such as being on the teachers' committee and editing the staff newsletter. Currently, Mrs. Serwat is one of the impact coaches for staff on the school's Visible Learning journey and also serves as an ambassador to the Lower Primary for the BEAM Virtues Program.

She is also a volunteer at the Dubai Women's Association, ‘Project You’ from Expo 2020 and a regular participant of educational workshops and lectures.

As much as she enjoys being a part of an establishment whose vision and mission echoes her own, by being one of the governors, she hopes to enhance the school's role in benefitting our precious students, dedicated parents, amazing colleagues and society at large. She believes that she is one of those truly blessed people who get to earn by doing what they love to do!

Mrs. Humaira Mohammed Naseem (Parent Governor)

Humaira Mohammed Naseem

Mrs. Humaira Naseem has been a parent in ISCS Muwalileh since 2007, her eldest child graduated from ISCS in 2016. She is now serving as Parent Governor, as well as Chairperson for the Parent-Teacher Association of the Secondary School since September 2017.

Currently, Mrs. Humaira works at Noble Quran and Sunnah Establishment in Sharjah, where she is well known for teaching Quran and Tajweed Science in Arabic, English and Urdu to a culturally diverse group of students of varying ages. Certified by the Directorate of Human Resources, Government of Sharjah in “Art of Dealing with People”, she has been able to improve professionally and personally. As a result, she was successfully able to deliver a four weeks Tajweed Science crash-course to the staff of the establishment. To further enhance her capacity, Mrs. Humaira completed few other courses in the field, one of these was Features of Tafseer (Quranic explanation) from Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein Cultural and Islamic Centre, Dubai.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from King AbdulAziz University, Mrs. Humaira started her career in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as administrator of the computer network at Al-Nassifiyah Model School, where she also taught Computer Science to secondary students.

Mrs. Humaira is an ambitious and passion driven person. Her motto is that “Knowledge is the food for souls”; a person is alive as long as they’re learning. She wishes to spread this love for learning among all children, as it is every child’s right to grow, learn and develop, academically, religiously and as a human being.

Aashiya Jassim Shaikh (Inclusion Governor member)

Aashiya Jassim Shaikh

“I believe that ‘ability-linked labels’ are not for humans; our names are enough to help people distinguish one person from the other. According to me, all of us are special - all of us are equally determined. All our students are determined to do better. All our teachers are determined to make our school a place where every learner progresses. Our parents and management share the same beliefs.”

As a Leader of Inclusion, she strives to foster a culture of inclusive education in order to provide equitable opportunities to all students (including the ones who experience SEND) to become successful learners. She strategically plan towards developing positive attitudes, approaches and strategies to empower all stakeholders involved in the teaching learning process. Aashiya believes that in order to establish fully inclusive educational systems there is need to embed inclusive practices across all levels, to encourage and support the physical, academic and social inclusion of all students.

Aashiya worked in the field of education for more than 16 years. She holds a Level 7 diploma in Educational Leadership and Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Special Education – Learning Disabilities), and a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education. She is a certified Designated Safeguarding Lead, a Dyslexia and Art & Play based therapist with expertise in Personal Counseling.

Dr. Afiz Ogun (Governor member)

“Dr. Afiz Ogun has been an educator for over 30 years, with experience of teaching UK, American, Australian and Indian Curriculum and a qualified Dentist. However, Dr. Afiz did not feel the dental profession was meeting his desire and passion in making a difference to the society as teaching does and has therefore decided to dedicate his life to teaching and have not looked back since.

His teaching and learning journey at ISCS started 13 years ago, when he first joined as a Science teacher and was part of the initial Secondary team when the Secondary phase first opened. As a result, he had the privilege to witness first-hand all of the different changes that have occurred over the years in pursuit of continuous drive of excellence for our students.

"Students continue to come first", this personal motto of his stands to date and has had the pleasure of seeing his students truly become International students, attaining success globally and upholding the moral values instilled in them during their time at ISCS. This drive, dedication and passion for teaching was recognized and honoured when Dr. Afiz received the first ever Nujoom Award for ‘Best Practitioner’ and ‘The Educator of the Year’s awards.

For two years in a row now, his students receive the Pearson Award for Highest Mark in Physics (iGCSE) in all of Middle East, thus demonstrating academic excellence.



An ISCS student since grade 4; Sedra has always been very enthusiastic since childhood. Being selected as the girl’s Student Council President was definitely one of Sedra’s biggest achievements. This position has allowed Sedra to represent the student’s voice to the school management.

Sedra has participated in many different internal and external competitions. One of the main ones that really improved her social skills and self-confidence was participating in the Think Science competition. In this national competition, Sedra and her partner achieved second place in their category. Another prestigious competition is the Model United Nations Event. Sedra has also led on other initiatives such as the Sheikha Jawaher AlQassimy Healthy Schools awareness Campaign.

Think Science

Our students were excited to talk about their participation in the “Think Science” exhibition and the experience they gained during the last three...

Quran Memorisation

Congratulations to our grade 12 students “Amal Saed, Jana Ezzaldin, Warda Faruok, Habiba Mashal” for memorising the Holy Quran during Ramadan....

Expo2020 Young Innovators

Our students Sireena Sela'a from grade 8 Taleen Sela'a & Jenine AlHamaydeh from grade 10 participated in the workshop organised at Expo2020...

SPEA Arabic Language Competition

We are proud to announce that our school won the first place in the “Arabic Language Competition” organized by Sharjah Education Council. We...

Mom-Baby Smart Watch

We are very proud to announce that the “Mom-Baby Smart Watch” project delivered by ISCS Muwaileh students won the first place in the Think Science...

KG2 students praying together during the Islamic class

Our KG2 students learnt about the second Pillar of Islam “ Al Salah” by praying together during the Islamic class.

Ramadan Around the World

Lower primary students enjoying our “Ramadan around the world” activity by learning how different cultures celebrate the holy month of Ramadan....

Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards

Mashallah! Once again, our students prove their excellence through achieving outstanding results in the IGCSE exams! Congratulations to Omar...

Student Jana Ezzedeen Interview on Edarabia

Our student Jana Ezzedeen Massoud from Grade 12 expressed her wonderful experience in memorising the Holy Quran at school, through an article...

Floating Waste Fuel

We are very proud to announce that the “Floating Waste Fuel” project delivered by ISCS Muwaileh students won the second place in the Think Science...

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