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QA, Orbital Education open Oryx International School Campus at Mesaimeer

QA, Orbital Education open Oryx International School Campus at Mesaimeer

Tribune News Network
DOHA
Qatar Airways (QA) and Orbital Education have celebrated the official opening of the Oryx International School’s iconic new, purpose-built Mesaimeer campus on Sunday.
Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications HE Jassim Saif Ahmed al Sulaiti attended the event, along with Chairman of Orbital Education Kevin McNeany.
The new Mesaimeer campus, which first opened its doors to Oryx International School students in September 2018, includes cutting-edge science and technology laboratories, inspiring performing arts facilities, a 25m indoor swimming pool, five-star sporting facilities and an ultramodern auditorium.
The school, which was initially located near the airline’s headquarters, has operated in partnership with Orbital Education since 2016 and offers a modified version of the National Curriculum of England for the children of Qatar Airways’ employees from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 10.
Sulaiti said, “I am proud to see our national carrier provide such a world-class facility, further reinforcing our country’s commitment to excellence. This school will help educate a new generation of leaders, many of whom I know will make valuable contributions to the future of Qatar.”
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase the many wonderful facilities and resources on offer to students at the new Oryx International School Mesaimeer campus.
“Our vision was to create a premium education facility dedicated to providing an exceptional curriculum and world-class facilities for the families of the airline’s employees in a nurturing community-based environment. This school is a statement to the world that Qatar Airways values its staff and their children. We are pleased to see how the school has continued to grow from strength to strength and look forward to learning of the many fantastic achievements of its students.”
Orbital Education Chairman Kevin McNeany said, “It is inspiring to partner with Qatar Airways, who are renowned for their global reputation for excellence. We have seized this opportunity with enthusiasm and have appointed a team of qualified and experienced educators, all of whom are proficient in teaching the English National Curriculum.
“The facilities which Qatar Airways has provided perfectly compliment the five-star educational experience that our children receive. Families of Qatar Airways can be assured that Orbital Education will take the utmost care of their children and help them to thrive and succeed as global citizens of the 21st century.”
International School Executive Principal Derek Laidlaw said, “I am delighted to have been afforded this opportunity by Orbital Education and Qatar Airways to lead the development of the new Oryx International School. Our children come from 90 different countries, reflecting the global reputation of Qatar Airways, and have settled well into their new surroundings.”
Oryx International School Parent Teacher Student Association Chair Harjeet Kaur said, “What children and parents love most about Oryx International School is its unique sense of ‘family’, both through its connection to Qatar Airways and the wider school community.”

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