ABOUT US

About Us

About Newlands Islamabad
We are extremely fortunate to have a spectacular campus in Bani Gala, in the heart of the hills, with plenty of greenery and fresh air that is ideal for the school’s extensive play areas. Offering all four IB programmes, Newlands Islamabad is the only IB Continuum School in Pakistan. Our focus remains not only on academics but also extra-curricular activities for students. Our sports facilities are second to none: we have indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a double basketball court with a view of the hills, double squash courts, badminton and tennis courts, a work-out centre, and fields for football, cricket, and play. A designated toddler and infant play area as well as shaded spaces with benches allow children to relax, talk, and enjoy their lunch. Our new cafeteria caters to the entire school, offering both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements and nutritious and hearty meals. Our classrooms are large and bright, fitted with multimedia, and AC units, with viewing hall windows for observation and cross-ventilation. Our remastered senior library will offer multiple learning areas with state-of-the-art resources. Each programme cycle has its own dedicated building. Our school administration is ready to welcome you if you would like to get a better feel of our incredible campus.

Principal’s Message

Larry Saverry

Greetings from Newlands, Islamabad!

I am Larry Saverry, honored to serve as the Head of School at Newlands, Islamabad, the only IB World Continuum School in Pakistan. Our school stands out for its unwavering commitment to delivering a holistic and comprehensive education, adhering to the prestigious standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) across all four programs: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme (CP).

At Newlands, we place a significant emphasis on early literacy, recognizing it as the cornerstone of academic success and lifelong learning. Our dedicated educators employ innovative teaching methods and resources to ensure that our youngest learners develop strong reading and writing skills, setting a solid foundation for their educational journey.

A cornerstone of our educational philosophy is the focus on Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills. These essential skills—thinking, communication, research, social, and self-management—are integrated into all four IB programs. We believe that by nurturing these skills, we equip our students with the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

Our commitment to interdisciplinary units is another key aspect of our approach. By fostering connections between different subject areas, we encourage students to see the broader context of their learning, promoting critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the material. This approach helps students appreciate the interconnectedness of knowledge and prepares them for real-world problem-solving.

At Newlands, we are dedicated to developing our students holistically. This means nurturing not only their academic abilities but also their personal, emotional, and social growth. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where every student can flourish and achieve their full potential.
I am excited to lead Newlands, Islamabad, and to work alongside our passionate educators, engaged parents, and talented students. Together, we will continue to uphold our tradition of excellence and innovation, preparing our students to become confident, compassionate, and capable leaders of tomorrow.


Warm regards,
Larry Saverry
Head of School
Newlands, Islamabad

Our Team

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The Learning Tower

Our facilities include the Learning Tower, our school library. Much more than a traditional library, it is a place where diverse and varied ideas, thoughts and viewpoints flourish, and where research is fostered as a lifelong learning skill. We believe that the school library is a learning hub that should provide essential support for teaching and learning in the classroom.

The Learning Tower is a three-storey building designed to create an environment where students can engage in different activities that promote a love of reading and research. The Learning Tower houses over 23000+ books and reference material, besides digital resources covering a wide range of topics. The ICT suite is on the top floor and has computers for research, multimedia projectors, as well as a dedicated space for robotics.

It is a resource centre for both individual and collaborative work for students and staff alike. Library lessons are utilised for issuing books to students, as well as for providing opportunities for different activities such as reading sessions, book review competitions, vocabulary and word games.

In line with our mission statement, we foster international mindedness by celebrating international days and events such as International Peace Day, World Dignity Day, Mothers’ Day, and World Book Day, which enable students to be aware of international issues as well as providing learning experiences. At the Learning Tower we teach our students to respect and protect resources, develop a strong sense of community, and increase their understanding of the world in which we live. It is our most powerful learning space for creating life-long learners.

Gymnasium

The magnificently designed and state of the art auditorium at Newlands is a platform where imagination and creativity comes to life in memorable and spectacular shows and events. This facility is not only used to showcase student activities and events but is also utilized for community events and institutional functions. The artistically designed auditorium, with its high quality light and sound systems has a seating capacity of 700. It has been a proud host to mega events like TEDxLahore, Teacherhood Conference and cultural and literary events like Dastangoi. Similarly, a myriad of student activities such as plays, award ceremonies, debate competitions, musical productions, orchestral performances and dance competitions are regularly carried out in the school auditorium, providing our students an opportunity to express their creativity and talents. Such events help develop initiative and confidence in our students and at the same time equip them with the 21st century skills such as creative thinking, information & media literacy and communication skills. On the other hand, such events cultivate an appreciation for arts and culture, grooming our students into refined and cultured audience.

Auditorium

The artistically-designed and cutting-edge auditorium at Newlands Islamabad serves as the venue for memorable and spectacular performances that bring imagination and creativity to life. This facility is used for student events and activities and can accommodate up to 350 people.

Activities held here help students build self-confidence and acquire 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, media & information literacy, communication & social skills, and self-management skills. Additionally, events help foster love and an appreciation of the arts and culture.