Dear Verita Family and Friends,

The most meaningful endeavour of my life is to be able to touch the hearts and minds of our children. Every day when I walk into Verita International School, I feel grateful, humbled and honoured.  All of us at Verita have a sacred duty to our students and to the parent community who have entrusted us with the development of their children at the most critical and formative time of their lives.

To see the faces of our students and to share first-hand the wonder and awe and discovery of their world is inspiring.   It’s what I call a pure moments of joy.  We must never forget the joy!

With our inquiry based learning approach strengthened through the tools of the IPC & IMYC curriculum, we assure a robust and rigorous academic process while at the same time celebrating, cultivating and encouraging curiosity and the love of learning.

When our children set out into the world to reach their full potential, we must question and redefine the paradigm of education.  We want our children to be wise.  We want our children to be resilient.  We want our children to be kind and loving.  It is wisdom not knowledge that brings success, happiness and fulfilment in life.  With our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) curriculums, we provide the ideal platform for fostering inner strength, self-regulation and well-being in our students.

A strong bond and partnership with parents is pivotal and one of the most important aspects of our school.  We see Verita as a family with common values committed to the well-being of our children.  It is a privilege to serve the families and children in our community.  We look forward to serving the Verita community for generations to come.

In the midst of all our busy lives as parents and educators, we must remember and ask the important questions that bring clarity and intention to our lives.  As my old friend and teacher Jack would say, in the end, these three things matter most:

Did you reach your full potential?

How well did you love?

How fully did you live?


Richard Joannides

Founder – Verita International School

Head of Social-Emotional Team