“I am very pleased to welcome you to Cochin International School. As Director of Academics, I am very excited to be involved in the establishment and growth of the School and its commitment to deliver an international curriculum to prepare its students for the twenty-first-century world in Cochin. The International Baccalaureate offers a challenging and inspiring foundation for a child’s intellectual and personality development. As a premier IB school in Cochin, we assist our students in developing those qualities that will enable them to be independent, self-aware learners. As students progress through Cochin International School, they will benefit from a curriculum influenced by both the IB philosophy and the COCHINS being a Cambridge International school.
Having seen the success of Trivandrum International School, both Kerala’s first IB World School and a pioneer in the state with Cambridge International examinations, I know that we will repeat this success at Cochin International School. The commitment to a genuine international curriculum in Cochin delivered by appropriately trained teachers is central to the School’s ethos.
The spacious Cochin campus has also allowed the planning of a wonderful campus for an IB school, with facilities that will support a wide-ranging co-curricular programme. I invite you to find out more about Cochin International School and the distinctive education we offer.”
“Your investment in your child’s education is as much our responsibility as yours” – this statement summarizes the crux of our educational framework at COCHINS. Our journey began in 2003 with the founding of Trivandrum International School (TRINS), the First of its kind Cambridge International and IB school in Kerala. In 2012, The Charter School was established in total compliance with prevailing global education parameters for IB schools.
Our vision of achieving excellence in the domain of children’s education saw a new milestone in 2019 when The Charter School was taken over by Trivandrum International School, which ultimately led to the formation of Cochin International School (COCHINS) – A focal point of global educational excellence for children.
Our President, Mr. George M. Thomas, a leading NRI business owner based in the Sultanate of Oman, embraces a passion for establishing premier educational institutions to develop potential future generations. His ardent ambition has paved the way for the establishment of the IB schools — Trivandrum International School, Asian School of Business, chain of Early Learning Centre, and now The Charter School and The Cochin International School.
Executive Director, Ms. Sapnu George cares deeply about the mission of teaching a passion for learning & caring in children. Her creativity and eye for detail from her training in architecture hold her in good stead at our premier IB school.
Since its inception, Mr. Vijaya Raghavan has been the honorary director of Trivandrum International School. Having held the position of Founder Director of the National Institute of Speech and Hearing—NISH for 20 years, he is a pioneer in his contributions toward the evolution of Kerala’s IT and software industry.
Principal, Cochin International School
Mr Karol holds a Master’s Degree from JNU and has spent almost two decades in India teaching at leading educational institutions. He joins COCHINS with experience as an academic leader in International Baccalaureate and Cambridge schools across the country. An engaging and innovative educator, Mr Toth has successfully inculcated a love of learning among his students and a strong camaraderie in his colleagues.
Ms. Remi C Rajan,
Ms Remi has eight years of experience as a PYP educator, including three years at Trivandrum International School. She is an inspiring and determined teacher who encourages each child to explore the world around them. Ms Remi believes that high expectations within the school lead to high levels of achievement. She holds a Master in Philosophy (Computer Science) from Jain University, Bangalore and a Master in Science, (Computer Science) from Christ University, Bangalore.
Director of Academics, TRINS Group
After graduating from Oxford University, Mr. Richard Hillebrand entered teaching and has had a career that has taken him to schools in England, Sri Lanka and Jordan – as well as Kerala. He was the founding principal of Trivandrum International School in 2003 and continues to enjoy contributing both to TRINS and Cochin International School. Empowering young people to develop their potential and develop as the leaders of tomorrow is a responsibility that he finds tremendously rewarding.
Head of IB Primary Years Programme, TRINS Group
Mr Sanjay has experience in some of the top IB schools in India and is an IB evaluator. He embodies and implements the PYP philosophy with rigour.
Mentor to Junior School
An ardent desire to channel the innate potential in young students has always motivated Ms. Rensy Oommen to coordinate several outreach initiatives at Trivandrum International School, where she joined as a teacher in 2004 and is currently the Head of the Primary Section. She continues to find joy and satisfaction in her role as an educator today as much as she did when she started her journey in the field of education 20 years ago.
The goal is to provide the best time of life for kids while they get to learn and fall in love with learning.