Note from Director
Welcome to GEMS Modern Academy Kochi where you will find a World of Difference.

A school is about the quality of learning and teaching, but it is also about creating a warm, enthusiastic and exciting environment in which young people are inspired to develop and achieve success in a variety of areas.

Here at GEMS Modern Academy, we are committed to providing a quality education with high expectations. We believe in the importance of both in-class learning and out-of-class learning and we are dedicated to educating the whole child: providing our students with a safe, happy, nurturing learning environment in which to delight in the joys of discovery and personal development. Our students engage in a range of enrichment activities and opportunities designed to promote excellence, success, confidence, self-esteem and acquire vital 21st Century skills in preparation for the future in an ever-changing world.

Our qualified and highly motivated staff enjoy the challenge of contributing their skills to the development of our students and take pride in the young people of this school who have confidence in their own ability, are ready to accept the challenges of life, and have a resilience to overcome disappointment. We consider it a privilege to teach the young citizens of the future.

With over 50 years’ experience in the UK, India and the Middle East, I am an enthusiastic school leader. My last position was as Vice-President of GEMS Schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. I have improved learning outcomes in all of my schools. My students have been accepted into the top universities world-wide. I have created innovative learning environments, built cohesive and meaningful curriculums and developed a skilled and committed school staff.

GEMS Modern Academy is underpinned by the GEMS Core Values:

  • CARE (I respect the needs of others and will ensure they feel listened to and cared for)
  • ONE TEAM (I am a team player. I work with the bigger picture in mind. I put the team’s needs ahead of my own)
  • ALWAYS LEARNING (My open minded curiosity fuels my love for learning. I ask questions and listen so that I continuously learn and improve) EXCELLENCE (I dream big, setting ambitious goals, aiming to be the best at what I do).

If you share these goals and beliefs, I welcome you to visit the school and meet me personally.

Peter Lugg
Director of Academics and Curriculum
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