CWIS Leaders' Messages

message from

our principal

Dear Cairo West Community,

Welcome to Cairo West International School’s golden year! As the founding principal, I bring over two decades of global educational experience, rooted in a diverse academic background. My educational journey spans several qualifications, from a BA (Hons) in Psychology and English to an MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity, complemented by a PGCE in Education.

Having traversed international realms and hailing from the vibrant landscapes of South Africa, I bring a global perspective that enriches our educational ethos. I am committed to fostering academic excellence, life skills, and character traits, shaping informed and critical thinkers who embrace their Egyptian identity while embodying global citizenship. I want our students to ask ‘why’—to be curious, critical thinkers who enjoy learning for the sake of discovery and understanding.

Together, let’s build a nurturing community defined by kindness, respect, inclusivity, and a shared sense of belonging. Here’s to an extraordinary year of learning, growth, and the development of well-rounded individuals.

Warm regards,

Kate Holden

Principal, Cairo West International Schools