November 15, 2023

Dr. Peter McLaughlin

Dr Peter McLaughlin formally joined CHIREC International School, Hyderabad, India as CEO in November 2019 when it became a member of the Cognita global family of international schools.

A respected academician, historian, author and educationist, prior to joining CHIREC, Dr McLaughlin had been associated with renowned organizations, including The Doon School as Headmaster and Max India Group as CEO of Max Learning Limited.

He has vast experience of over four decades in the education field in the UK, Africa, the Middle East and India in various roles, from school and university teaching to Headmaster, Principal, member and official of prestigious international educational associations, consultant, advisor and CEO. He was the Headmaster of The Doon School, Dehradun, for eight years until 2016. Together with the Chairman of the Board, Dr McLaughlin created and implemented a transformative 10-year Strategic Development Plan for The Doon School – which Fortune magazine credited him with ‘reinventing’. After serving as Senior Advisor to Cognita, one of the world’s largest international schools groups, Dr McLaughlin was enormously proud to have been appointed CEO of CHIREC and to have been at the helm of the school during its accelerated digital transformation in the face of COVID-19.

He is dedicated to building on the great strengths CHIREC has developed over the past three decades, including its strong family ethos, and to enhancing its reputation as a trend-setting and innovative educational institution committed to academic excellence and educating the whole child in and out of the classroom. His strong belief is that the social and emotional aspects of learning and physical and mental wellbeing are the foundations of academic success and rewarding achievement in co-curricular pursuits, and that high motivation and academic aspiration do not have to be accompanied with stress and anxiety.

Dr McLaughlin has been a post-doctoral research Fellow in Economic History at the London School of Economics; run IB and A Level schools in the UK and abroad; been Principal of the British International School, Cairo; and a senior manager and Headmaster of leading UK day and boarding private schools from the 1990s. He is a published author, with a doctoral and research specialism in military history and defence policy, and has lectured in modern European and world history, economic history and defence studies at university level.

Welcome From The Principal

Welcome Message From Our Principal

Dear Students, Parents and Visitors,

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to each of you from CHIREC Kondapur! We are not just an institution of learning but a community that nurtures the holistic development of each child, preparing them for the ever-changing dynamics of the world.

Our dedication to nurturing a positive learning environment lies at the core of everything we do.

We believe that education goes beyond textbooks and assessments; it is about shaping well-rounded individuals who are not only academically proficient but also emotionally intelligent, socially responsible, and ethically aware.

Holistic development is the fundamental principle of our educational philosophy. We provide a diverse range of experiences and opportunities that go beyond traditional teaching and learning processes. Through engaging extracurricular activities, community service initiatives and international programmes, we encourage our students to explore their passions, develop 21st century skills, and build character.

Our dedicated team of faculty is committed to understanding the unique strengths and needs of each student. Through personalized guidance and support, we create an environment where every learner can thrive and reach their full potential. Our state-of-the-art facilities, modern classrooms, and rich library of resources, help us provide a comprehensive and enriching education for each student.

We celebrate diversity and embrace the richness it brings to our learning environment. Our goal is to create a space where every student feels valued, respected, and included.

We value the insights of all our stakeholders and together, we inspire a love for learning, cultivate resilience, and prepare our students to navigate the challenges of the future with confidence and compassion.

Thank you for entrusting us with the education and growth of your children. We look forward to meaningful learning, collaboration, and shared success!

Katyayini VKLT

CBSE Principal

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