Indian School in Bahrain plans new campus
Manama, November 28, 2011
The Indian School in Bahrain will build another campus within the next year, said a top official of the school.
Two prospective sites -- one near the existing one in Isa Town and another in the Salmabad area -- have been identified, added the school’s executive committee honorary chairman Abraham John.
“We have approached the Bahrain government and are tapping our own sources to finalise the site and will start work once the process has been completed,” he said.
John was speaking as all members of his United Parents Panel team were re-elected for another three-year term after a vote held on Friday.
They strolled home after being preferred against The Innovators panel by parent voters.
“The lease on the present Sitra campus is expiring by the end of 2013,” said John. “We need to build our own campus before that and start classes.”
The official said also on the agenda of the committee for the next three years was a reduction in bus fees as well as several other steps to improve the school for pupils and teachers.
“We believe that we have brought the school on the right path with our ‘Quality education for all’ motto,” said John.
He said among the proposals were setting up a centre of higher education and learning, establishment of a special department to resolve the grievances of pupils, staff and parents and opening a virtual learning and electronic library.
“Enhanced sports facilities for students, class-wise merit scholarships and introduction of a credit card payment system at the school’s cash counter are also on the cards.”
John said there would be additional focus on staff and student welfare activities, more faculty development programmes and exemption of building levy for parents with three children at the school.
“We are grateful to the parents who have expressed full faith in our team,” he said. “This is important not only for continuity but also testimony to the fact that we have done well enough in the interest of the school to deserve another term.” – TradeArabia News Service