Shekou International School Announces New
Head of School Beginning in August 2022
“Harish is a gifted educator and school leader, who has enormous support among the SIS community. The community values his strong organizational skills, his deep intelligence, and his thoughtful kindness. In just over 4 years, Harish has led the primary school’s transition to the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and helped the school navigate the many disruptions caused by the pandemic,” said ISS President and Chair of the SIS Board Liz Duffy. “Harish has worked at international schools in four countries, so he appreciates the value of a global education, rooted in a deep respect for the local community and for the many nationalities present in international school communities,“ Ms. Duffy added.
Mr. Kanabar is excited to lead the school to the next level. He commented, “This is my fifth year at SIS and I am extremely proud of our students and community. The experience I have gained and the understanding I have developed about SIS will provide continued stability and additional opportunities for growth as I move into a more influential role as the incoming Head of School. Both SIS and ISS are founded on community, and I’m excited to remain part of such vibrant, innovative and caring communities.”
Mr. Smith concurred, “I am very pleased that this decision provides continuity for our school and community. The strong and close working relationship I have with Harish has allowed me to see his capabilities and commitment to students over the years and I am very confident in the future of SIS. I look forward to a smooth transition and an exciting new phase for Shenzhen’s longest established international school.”