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GHIS Academic Faculty

Welcome to GHIS, an exciting and exceptional international high-school.

GHIS has been designed to allow young people a world-class educational experience that equips them with the appropriate tools, knowledge, and skills for life in a diverse globalized society. We offer our students the internationally acclaimed IB Diploma Programme, a ground-breaking and award-winning extra-curriculum program, life in a thriving campus, and a team of highly experienced, qualified and dedicated educators.

Our mission is to develop a network of young leaders who promote shared, just and inclusive societies in the world. We believe that this mission is imperative in today’s world, as we observe social polarization and crises across the globe. Givat Haviva has been doing exactly that for 69 years, so for us, GHIS is a step forward on solid ground. We see leadership as the agency, power, and desire to connect people in order to make the world a better place.

Our most important commitment is to our students. We are committed to their well-being at all times, to their personal growth, and to their academic success. For that purpose, we operate extensive support systems ranging from pastoral and emotional care, highly-trained boarding staff, a learning support center one-on-one tutoring, a well-equipped library, access to online university libraries, careers counseling and guidance through the university application process. We make sure that each of our students is escorted by a teacher-mentor throughout their two years at school in order to holistically support our students’ development and well-being.

Above all GHIS is a community of eager and passionate leaders. We believe in people. We believe in education. We believe that our graduates will carry our mission and expertise and go forward to transform the world by connecting people and making their societies fairer, more just and more inclusive, wherever they are.

Yours,

Yuval Dvir,  GHIS Director of Studies

Yuval Dvir | School Principal, Economics
Yuval Dvir | School Principal, Economics
Yuval Dvir | School Principal, Economics  |  coordinator@gh-is.org

Doctoral programme candidate, UCL, Institute of Education, London M.A., M.Mus.

Haya Gelman-Noyman | Hebrew
Haya Gelman-Noyman | Hebrew
Haya Gelman-Noyman | Hebrew  | 

BA in Mass Communication and Management MA in Hebrew and Comparative Literature with specialization in Creative Writing

Doctoral student in Literature.

Maysa Asali-Bwerat | Arabic
Maysa Asali-Bwerat | Arabic
Maysa Asali-Bwerat | Arabic  | 

MA Educational Administration

BA in Arabic Language and Literature, Middle Eastern History

Hannah Wilpon | English , Spanish
Hannah Wilpon | English , Spanish
Hannah Wilpon | English , Spanish  | 

B.A. History from Elon University

Certified 9-12 History Teacher by the State of North Carolina

Minors in Spanish and Latin American Studies

Natalie Krasnostein | English , Theatre
Natalie Krasnostein | English , Theatre
Natalie Krasnostein | English , Theatre  | 

Bachelor of Science (psychology) honours

Graduate of The John Bolton Theatre School (Jacques Lecoq method)

Samia Mahamed | Arabic
Samia Mahamed | Arabic
Samia Mahamed | Arabic  | 

MA in Arabic literature from Tel Aviv University

Worked in Givat Haviva for eight years as a teacher of Arabic language for Americans and Israelis students

Worked as a group counselor for three years

Kerrie Sharon Shviky | Global Politics, Economics
Kerrie Sharon Shviky | Global Politics, Economics
Kerrie Sharon Shviky | Global Politics, Economics  | 

MA Politics University of Edinburgh

Teaching Certificate from UK University of London

Celta English Teaching Certificate (Cambridge University)

Working towards MA Education, University of Bath

Dr. Josh Yarden | World Religions, Theory of Knowledge
Dr. Josh Yarden | World Religions, Theory of Knowledge
Dr. Josh Yarden | World Religions, Theory of Knowledge  | 

BA in Middle East Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

MA in History of Israel University of Haifa, Israel

PhD in Education University of Pennsylvania

 

Karine Roch | Biology
Karine Roch | Biology
Karine Roch | Biology  | 

BSc Ecology the Masters in Environmental Management

Teaching certificate in Biology.

Karthika Paul | Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS)
Karthika Paul | Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS)
Karthika Paul | Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS)  | 

M Sc (Life Sciences)

BA Education

Assaf Dagai | Computer Science , Mathematics
Assaf Dagai | Computer Science ,  Mathematics
Assaf Dagai | Computer Science , Mathematics  | 

Over 17 years experience in developing enterprise software,

Over 12 years of experience in managing products, processes and teams.

Technical R&D manager

Tamar Eshel | Mathematics
Tamar Eshel | Mathematics
Tamar Eshel | Mathematics  | 

M.A. in statistics.

B.A. in economics

Efrat Gal Shemesh | Visual Arts
Efrat Gal Shemesh | Visual Arts
Efrat Gal Shemesh | Visual Arts  | 

MA in Fine Arts, HKU, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Curating studies, CCA, Tel Aviv.

"Hamidrasha", Art school, "Beit Berl" institute.

Shachar Yanai | Theory of Knowledge
Shachar Yanai | Theory of Knowledge
Shachar Yanai | Theory of Knowledge  | 

PhD candidate in philosophy Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

MA Philosophy

Meirav Bocian | Creativity Activity Service (CAS)
Meirav Bocian | Creativity Activity Service (CAS)
Meirav Bocian | Creativity Activity Service (CAS)  | 

BA in Education and non-formal education

Hiba Younis | Arabic
Hiba Younis | Arabic
Hiba Younis | Arabic  | 

MA and BA in English Literature

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University Counseling

Our career guidance and university counselling service  supports students throughout the entire university application process.  Through group and individual meetings our counselors, offering advice, exposing students to guidelines and deadlines and providing students with the opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns.

Throughout their stay at GHIS, students will be provided with guidance for the university application processes.