Another private school opens in Doha

 21 Aug 2014 - 1:24

FROM LEFT: (Seated) A J George, Principal; Davis Edukulathur, Chairman; and Juttas Paul, CEO of Olive International School with some of the teachers during a press conference at the school yesterday. Kammutty VP

DOHA: Olive International School-Doha, approved by the Supreme Education Council (SEC) recently, is set to receive its first batch of students early next month, senior officials said yesterday.
The school will begin classes for students up to Grade III on September 7 at two of its campuses.
Olive International School–Doha follows India’s CBSE curriculum. Its kindergarten classes are located at a campus in Abu Hamour and primary classes in Nuaija.
Nearly 350 students will be enrolled in kindergarten and primary classes and the school will initially have 15 academic staff.
“Olive International School extends its gratitude to SEC and other government officials who have been supportive to complete the formalities and help us receive the approval on time,” said Davis Edukulathur, Chairman of the Olive International School, at a press conference yesterday.
The press conference was also addressed by A J George, Principal, and Juttas Paul, CEO of Olive International School–Doha.
“The school has set up two campuses to meet the SEC standards set for kindergartens,” said George.
Parents who wish to enrol their children in Olive International School–Doha can seek information at its campus in Nuaija, near the Medical Commission roundabout.
Olive International School–Doha is part of the International Educational Institutions Managed by the Patricians, who are considered good school managers. The principal and senior teachers of the school are from Patrician schools in India.
Olive International School–Doha has tied up with some organisations to support students in extracurricular activities.
“Trained professionals from the partner organisations will be employed by the school,” said Paul.
The school has partnered with ‘Sports Pro’, an Australian company that provides quality sports programmes to schools. It has also tied up with the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, Drishti, a professional organisation that serves mainstream schools and students with special needs, and with ‘Xseed’ an education innovation company focused on learning and leadership.