Atima Joshi is an experienced educator and has been a part of the EtonHouse Education Group since 2003. She has held various leadership positions including Principal (Middleton International School), Vice-Principal of EtonHouse International School – Broadrick and International Baccalaureate Primary Years’ Programme (IBPYP) Coordinator, Coordinator positions for different subject areas as well as grade level coordinator roles. Atima is an approved IB educator and consultant. She has also held the Chair position for Singapore-Malaysia International Baccalaureate PYP Network. She is regularly invited to speak in regional educational conferences across the Asia-Pacific region, deliver professional development workshops for educators and has been a member of various pedagogical committees and academic boards. In her various positions as classroom and subject teacher, she has taught students in various age ranges including early years.
Atima holds a Masters in Education from Australia and is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continual growth. Her passion, creativity and enthusiasm have enabled her to create holistic learning environments that have nurtured and inspired her students, staff and parent community.
You may find her curiously exploring bugs with children or splashing in puddles with them amidst joyful peals of laughter! A strong believer in the power of curiosity, positive psychology and mindfulness, Atima believes in savouring life as it comes!
- Why did you choose Middleton?
We had an excellent first impression during the school visit and were enthusiastic about the curriculum that integrates MOE Maths and Mandarin. My son, Alessandro, has shown great interest in learning Mandarin since his kindergarten years and is happy that he would be able to continue with it. We could feel that all the teachers and staff are experienced and passionate about education. Middleton International School is an excellent education choice, at a fair cost, providing a solution to many foreigners who cannot afford the high fees of other International Schools.
- What are your thoughts on the facilities?
We never considered facilities as a critical factor to evaluate a school. In our home country, Italy, school facilities are unfortunately inadequate, but the quality of education is not affected and still ranks quite well. Having been an educator myself, I always believe that A place is only as good as the people you know in it. It is the people that make the place, not the infrastructure, and the people at MIS are outstanding.
- What do you like most about Middleton?
We love the fact that MIS, having started in less than a year, encompasses a vibrant community where children, parents and teachers actively participate, discuss and share their experiences. As a family, we are happy with the extremely positive environment our child is immersed in. Every single day, my Alessandro goes to school with a smile. That is for me as a parent the most important thing and proof that MIS has been the best choice for our family.