Dr. Geoffrey Fisher

Head Of School

I am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce myself. I am entering my 26th year as a Director of international schools in a variety of settings around the globe including the positions of Principal of Kodaikanal International School and Head of Academy at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad. My other Directorships were in Argentina, Australia, Netherlands and Belgium. I have benefitted by being exposed to a multitude of countries and cultures. I am greatly looking forward to working at B.D. Somani and to living in Mumbai. My wife was a Rotary Youth Ambassador to Bombay Main Rotary Club in 1977, so it is lovely to return to this amazing city.

I was born in Africa with British parents and spent most of my childhood and education in Australia. My teaching specialisation is in the Sciences with a focus on Chemistry. I have also experience teaching Theory of Knowledge in the IB diploma. My doctorate was in education and my research interest is in School Effectiveness and School Improvement.

I am blessed with my wife Leigh, three children Charles, James and Eleanor. Charles and James are both married, and Charles has two children. Eleanor is at university in the UK.

I am looking forward to getting to know the B.D. Somani International community and to the opportunity to play a role in the ongoing development of what is a unique and wonderful learning community.

Studentspeak
B.D. Somani stands out as a school because the teachers let you evolve as an individual. Teachers constantly motivate you...

Malvika Mehta, Grade 7

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Since coming to B.D. Somani, I have had the opportunity to involve myself in so many experiences that I never...

Kashvi Ganesh, Grade 7

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My personality is evolving, and my experiences in middle school allow me to find new interests and discover new things....

Sanya Shah, Grade 7

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B.D. Somani embraces change instead of rejecting it. It teaches someone that being different is all right, in fact being...

Reeyan Udani, Grade 7

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I think B.D. Somani really stands out because of how everyone is always having fun in everything we do. B.D....

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Parentspeak
Both my children look forward to school every single day. This single fact speaks volumes to me. Over the years,...

Grade 1 Parent

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B.D. Somani is a place where the students are challenged and thus encouraged to be engaged in all they do....

Grade 4 & Grade 6 Parent

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We are thankful that school's priority is to strengthen the skill sets in children, make them believe in their capabilities...

Grade 4 Parent

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The school's core values match our values, and we truly appreciate the programs, the focus on teaching individual soft skills...

Grade 2 Parent

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My son has been going to B.D. Somani only for a year; he joined in Reception. We can't have asked...

Junior Kindergarten Parent

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B.D. Somani School takes a holistic approach to learning. I have seen my child evolve into a confident, determined young...

Grade 8 Parent

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As parents, we have truly enjoyed the inclusive engagement with the school as 'partners in learning' with everything from the...

Grade 3 and 8 Parent

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A little more than a year ago to the day, my daughter made the heavy-footed journey from being a sheltered...

Grade 7 Parent

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At B.D. Somani, every child’s individuality is recognised and respected. Using a progressive 21st-century curriculum, they work hard to equip...

Grade 4 Parent

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I decided on B.D. Somani for my child because of the dedication of the teachers towards the students and also...

Grade 5 Parent

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B.D. Somani has brought out the best in my children. I love this school because it emphasises overall development and...

Reception & Kindergarten Parent

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My boys have been in B.D. Somani since Junior Kindergarten. They are in Grades 6 and 4 now. It has...

Grade 4 & Grade 6 Parent

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We have been part of the B.D. Somani family for six years now, with our two children attending school from...

Grade 1 and Grade 4 Parent

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Teacherspeak
At B.D. Somani, we laugh together, we learn together but most importantly we GROW together. Lots of fun, lots of...

Grade 4 Teacher

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I have been at B.D. Somani for less than a month but it feels like I’ve been working here forever....

Grade 5 Assistant Teacher

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From the teachers to assistants, to the students, there is a sense of family that is perfect for nurturing academic...

Grade 3 Teacher

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B.D. Somani is the most exciting place to be as each day the children and teachers embark on a new...

A parent who is also a teacher

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It is like my career life has been divided into two parts - before B.D. Somani and after B.D. Somani....

Grade 3 Teacher

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