Bilva Indian School, the newest entrant in Dubai’s academic horizon with a capacity to cater to more than 3,000 students, has opened its state-of-the-art campus in Al Qusais School Zone-Dubai. The CBSE curriculum school is currently enrolling students from Kindergarten-1 up to Grade-6 for the 2014-15 academic year.
The officialinauguration ceremony of the school was attended by Shri Sharad Pawar- Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Government of India; Shri Arun Jaitley- Honourable Leader of the Opposition in the Indian Parliament (Rajya Sabha); Dr. Prabhakar Kore- Member of Parliament and patron of Bilva Indian School; and BR Shetty- prominent Indian leader in the UAE, CEO &MD of NMC Group.
The BIS campus, spanning over 2, 40,000 square feet, is strategically located in Al Qusais School Zone in a close proximity to the neighbouring residential communities as well as the emirates of Sharjah and Ajman. The campus, with an appealing international standard infrastructure, has been approved by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for enrollments up to Grade-6currently.
Commenting on the inauguration of the campus, Dr. Prabhakar Kore, said, “We are proud to announce opening of the new campus in the heart of Dubai. Bilva Indian School will provide world-class education having a strong focus on Indian culture and values. Our rich heritage helps us to have the edge of a world-class academic pedagogy rooted in the Indian culture.”
“We strive to empower our students with a holistic approach to education. The students are also exposed to diverse cultures which will help them enrich their lives and shape them as citizens of the world,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ahmad Mohamed Al Jafla Al Hemeiri, Director – BIS, said: “Being a new entrant in Dubai’s education sector, our responsibilities are manifold. We have in place a strong academic and supportive system that sets the standard for quality. Our curricula led by teacher-experts in their fields, provides opportunities for the students to excel in their areas of choice.We strive to make the students competitive by creating an atmosphere where students, faculty and staff thrive.”
Mr. Jagdish K. Jeswani, Director of BIS, commented: “Contributing to the UAE’s urgent need for quality schools, the school will facilitate excellence in education while keeping consistency in academic standards of global quality. The school offers world-class facilities in a technology-enabled environment, and excellent teacher-student ratio giving personalized attention.”
Mr. Richard Monteiro, Principal - BIS, said, “We will provide opportunities to develop hidden talents through systematic and well planned co-curricular activities. Experienced and dynamic teachers will help our students become dynamic individuals. We will strive to make the students sensitive in all manners - socially, culturally and intellectually. Following the internationally accepted CBSE curriculum, the essence of education at BIS will be holistic or the all-round development of the students as they learn through creativity and self-discovery allowing them to emerge as confident world class citizens.”
“The schoolwould train its students to look beyond academic efforts, helping them in the choices they make to face the challenges of life in a positive and dynamic manner. Here, education would be a partnership between the faculty, parents and students as every step we take is aimed at the betterment of our students’ overall personality. The students would be provided with the right opportunities that will help them develop their talents and abilities,” he added.
BIS provides a safe, lively and motivational environment that is conducive for learning. The school has set up in each class room learning centres - literacy, math, role play, science, art, reading corner, and building centre. The Kindergarten and early years curriculum is based on the guidelines of the EYFS and Montessori approach to learning. The learning environment is futuristic in nature. It facilitates a global exposure and reinforces a positive identity to each student.