Head Of School


Malcolm Nicolson is an experienced educator and leader in international education. After teaching in the UK, and The Bahamas, Malcolm directed curriculum development at NIST, a leading IB World School in Thailand, for eight years. He became Head of MYP Development for the IB (International Baccalaureate) from 2007 till 2013 and Head of Diploma Programme Development from 2013 to 2015. Malcolm was responsible for global curriculum development across MYP and DP, including all subject review.

He led the MYP curriculum development department through a relocation from Cardiff to The Hague, and initiated and directed MYP: the next chapter, the first whole programme review conducted by the IB. Malcolm designed the new version of the MYP we see in school today, a conceptual model with an emphasis on skills. He was involved in the development of the new eAssessment model for the MYP.

As Head of Diploma Programme (DP) Development, he introduced ATL (Approaches to Learning) to the DP, and initiated research into student workload and flexibility in the DP. Malcolm authored several key IB guides, including: History of the MYP (2010); MYP: From principles into practice (2008 and pilot 2012); and DP: From principles into practice (2015).

For the last five years Malcolm has directed Erimus Education, an educational consultancy offering bespoke services, specialising in school support for IB programme implementation. He has worked in higher education, launched edtech start-ups and provided guidance and learning for schools around the world.

Malcolm has achieved the following qualifications: BSc. (Hons) Ecological Sciences from Edinburgh University, UK; PGCE (Biology and PE) at Newcastle University, UK; MA in International Education from Bath University, UK; and MSc (distinction) in Energy and Environmental Management from Teesside University, UK.

Malcolm is a keen follower of sports and music. His playing days may behind him, but he enjoys cricket, football and rugby.





1) Very nice presentation by kids.

 P/ o-Siri Aahlada (PYP5D)

2) The experience today was extremely amazing volunteered at the food counter and was pleased to  see children curious, well informed and polite. The presentation by the children in PYP1 was well researched and presented.  Thank you!

(P/o: Joshua V- PYP1 B)
3) I loved the children’s excitement and the curiosity they showed. This event is an amazing learning  experience for the children to get introduced to different cultures, countries, food etc. My child was excited to research on the topic.
Debica (P/o: Joshua.S-PYP1B)
4) Fabulous concept-ISD.The kids get to learn much more about different Nations, their history, culture, food, economy, and tourism and so much more. It’s so much informative when done this way through activities rather than just reading. This is almost one of my favorite days in the entire
annual academic year: Love the concept of passports and stamping. Beautiful simply.
Pragnya Gupta (P/o: Aaryaveer Gupta—PYP5 D)
5) Very nice, loved the excitement of children. Awesome experience. Great learning for the children.

Rajeshwari Bandari (P/o Akshainie Bandari—PYP3 A)

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