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Class X and XII CBSE Board Results of 2018 have set an all-time record for Indian Schools in Oman with highest percentage of high achievers setting another benchmark of excellence in academics.

Indian Schools in Oman outshone even the best of national results of Class XII with an overwhelmingly impressive pass percent of 98.69. In Class X results released on Tuesday, Indian Schools in Oman have achieved an incredible result of 100% pass.

The toppers in different streams of Class XII are as follows: Science - Aliva Das (98.6%), Vegi Manas (98.4%) and K.S. Suraaj (97.2%). Commerce – Jobin Jacob (96.4%), Shravani G, Arya Sudheer and Suhana Mohd (95.6%), Shreya Nair, Sandhra Jyothis and Sredha Suresh (95%). Humanities – Sneha Sarkar (96.4%), Akshaya C (96.2%) and Seta Teresa P (94.6%).

Class X toppers in Indian Schools in Oman are as follows: Madhumidha Rajesh (98.4%), Daya CM and Shirishti Jain (98.2%) and Medora Cyril James (98%).

Dr. Baby Sam Saamuel, Chairman – Board of Directors congratulated the students who have made their alma mater and parents proud with outstanding results. He lauded the unflinching support of schools that have conducted remedial classes for the academically weak students and made all efforts to set higher benchmark of success in the Board Exams.

“Board results of Indian Schools are testimonial of the fact that we are second to none and it is quintessential of the concerted efforts of the school management, teachers, students and parents,” Dr. Baby Sam Saamuel said.

Indian Schools do not put any restriction on admissions and every child who seeks admission finds a place irrespective of academic performance. Teachers make persistent efforts to enhance the academic levels of children by providing remedial and additional coaching on off days and evening hours. The ‘Gurukulam’ introduced in many of the Indian Schools in the interior regions have helped the students to perform well in their board exams. Children stayed in schools for almost a month before the board exams and the teachers meticulously monitored and assisted their studies day in and day out. This has certainly enhanced the confidence level of students and enabled them to come out in flying colours.

Indian Schools had a total number of 1598 students who appeared for Class XII and 2335 students who appeared for Class X examinations this year.

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As part of the ‘Teacher’s Day Ceremony’ organized by the Ministry of Education, teachers of Private and International Schools have been conferred awards for excellence in teaching, and motivating students and developing individual skills.

The event was held at Hormus Grand Hotel on 26th April 2018 and was graced by dignitaries from the Ministry of Education and officials from different private and international schools across the Sultanate.

Mr. Avinash Kumar Mathur (India School Muscat), Mrs. Lekha Jackson (Indian School Al Seeb) and Mrs. N. Sujatha (Indian School Sur) were the proud recipients of the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award of the Ministry of Education.

Students who won gold medals in various sports events conducted by the Ministry of Education were also felicitated on the occasion. Rajvardhan Virendra Jadhav (Swimming: Gold in 50 m free style, 50 m butterfly and 100 m free style), Alfina Joe Thomas (Athletics: Gold in long jump and bronze in 4x100 m relay), Aryan Joshi (Gold medalist in Chess) and Shybi Binoj (Gold medalist in Chess) were the students of Indian School Muscat and Aditya Bose (Swimming: Gold Medalist in 50 m breast stroke) of Indian School Al Seeb were the sports stars of Indian Schools who were felicitated on the occasion.

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The Board of Directors (BoD), Indian Schools in Oman recently organized ‘Synergy 2018’ – a meeting of Presidents and Members of the Management Committees of all the Indian Schools in Oman. The event, held on Saturday, 5th May 2018 at Indian School Muscat auditorium, was aimed to enhance the symbiosis and synergy between the crucial administrators of the educational system.

H.E. Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and also launched the Board’s revamped website, with additional user-friendly features. The Guests of honor at the event were Mrs. Khadija Ali Mohamed Al Salamiya, Assistant Director General for the Educational Affairs and Mrs. Siddiqa Abdul Majeed Al Lawatiya, Director, International Schools Office, Ministry of Education.

In the inaugural address,, H.E. Indra Mani Pandey appreciated the efforts taken by the previous board in providing quality education through Indian Schools in the Sultanate. His Excellency reaffirmed the Embassy’s commitment to the Indian diaspora in fulfilling the educational needs of every child and wished the new Board success in all the educational endeavors as envisaged in its ‘Vision 2020’.

Dr. Baby Sam Saamuel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Indian Schools presented the overall educational vision of the board as per its plan ‘Vision 2020’. The ultimate aim, as per this strategy, is to ensure that every child will undergo transformative learning and be equipped with the knowledge, skills and well-being to find identity and purpose in life. Dr. Sam elucidated the roles and responsibilities of the Management Committees as facilitators in the educational process and urged them to be accountable to the different stakeholders of the system.

The Chairman also presented a summary of the academic initiatives planned by the Board, to be carried out in the next two years in all Indian Schools. These consist of carefully designed activities across diverse areas, pertaining to the holistic development of the students as well as the professional enhancement of the staff.

The other directors on the Board too presented plans and strategies for various initiatives: Directors, Mr. Sirajudeen Nhelat, Mr. Mohammad Faizi and Mr. Niteesh Sundaresan enlightened the gathering on programmes in IT, infrastructure development and HSE respectively while Mr. Selvichen Jacob gave a presentation on the procedures of addressing grievances in the system.

The Board also took the opportunity to honor and felicitate former members of the board, school management committees and outgoing Principal for their contribution and service to the society and schools. Among those facilitated were former Chairman Mr. Wilson V. George, former members of the Board Mr. Kiran Asher, Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, Mr. N. Omanakuttan, Dr. C.K. Anchan and Mr. P. J. Mani. Three outgoing Presidents – Mr. Mohammad Koya (Indian School Buraimi), Mr. Mujib Reheman (Indian School Khasab) and Mr. Ravi Jayanthi (Indian School Al Seeb) – along with Mrs. Anamika Sharma, the outgoing Principal of Indian School Jalan, were presented mementos at the function.

The event concluded with the vote of thanks from Mr. M. P. Vinoba, Senior Principal and Education Advisor.

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Like in the past years, the Indian School Board managed to provide a seat to every child who applied for admissions to its schools. A total number of 4422 children have applied for admission and been allotted seats through the online random draw system in the Indian Schools of the capital area for the academic year 2018-2019. The numbers account for admission of students from KG 1 to Class IX standards.

In the first random draw held in the first week of March, 4098 students were allotted seats for various classes. Efforts were made to augment facilities in the second draw so as to accommodate all the waitlisted students. In spite of the large number of applicants, Board has managed to allot seats to all waitlisted students in the second draw.

The on line application portal will again be activated for fresh admissions to all classes from 5 April 2018. Parents need to take a print out of the duly filled on line application form and approach the school where admission is required. Admission will be granted subject to availability of seats.

The Board of Directors in its commitment to provide quality education to the children of Indian diaspora ensures that no child would sit at home for want of admission. The upcoming School at Al Ansab which is expected to become operational in April 2019 will help decongest the existing schools and ease the burden of parents whose children are currently studying in the afternoon shifts. .