Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th December 2018: South View School (SVS), the first British-curriculum school in Dubai’s Remraam Community formally opened on Tuesday.
Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) formally inaugurated the new campus. He was joined by Joanne Wells, Principal of South View School; Dinesh Kothari, Chairman of Interstar Education; Amit Kothari, Director of Interstar Education; Sasha Crabb, Principal of Victory Heights Primary School; Hayley Lamb, Head of Primary at South View School; Arif Mubarak, CEO, Dubai Asset Management, key members of the school’s staff; and Anthony Taylor, Head of Real Estate at ENBD REIT.
Dr. Abdulla Al Karam said:
“The opening of South View School marks a new addition to Dubai’s growing education community and represents more choices for parents. Dubai’s commitment to high-quality education and student wellbeing is reflected in the opening of these new schools that are creating new possibilities for everyone.”
Located in the heart of Remraam Community in Dubailand, the British curriculum school opened in September 2018, offering classes to children from FS1 to Year 8. Currently in its first year of operation, the school is home to nearly 200 founding students, employing 24 teachers, 12 assistants and an efficient administration team. South View School is the fifth school in the UAE to be operated by Interstar Education, one of the leading education providers in the UAE with schools in the Emirates serving more than 16,000 students.
“We are pleased to inaugurate South View School and to see the student and parent community grow. South View is a significant addition to our portfolio of schools in the Emirate and we look forward to a first successful year in operation.”said Amit Kothari, Director of Interstar Education.
Arif Mubarak, CEO of Dubai Asset Management added:
“As one of the largest asset managers in Remraam community, with a portfolio of over 18 residential towers for rent, as well as prime leasable land, we are proud to be a partner in facilitating the opening of the first school within this exciting and serene neighbourhood.”
“Across the Emirate, Dubai Asset Management has established itself as a leading provider of resident focused rental communities, all of which benefit from an enriched living experience in a cohesive neighbourhood.”
Commenting on the inauguration, South View School’s Principal, Joanne Wells said:
“Our goal is to foster a community of diverse and global-minded students. Our pupils will benefit from specialist instruction, an emphasis on inclusion and a highly competitive sports programme, enabling them to access the global opportunities that will be presented to them. We are delighted to be joined by KHDA to officially mark our presence in the UAE.”
South View School’s facilities include premium indoor and outdoor areas, dedicated specialist science, art, music, IT and athletics facilities for foundation stage, primary and secondary, in addition to a playground, play areas and social spaces for all ages. The school has first-rate sports facilities, including a FIFA-approved football field, tennis courts, and temperature-controlled swimming pool.
“This purpose-designed campus represents our first education and development asset and we’re pleased to see the result of hard work from all partners involved to bring this first-class institution to the community. We look forward to watching South View School grow, and to seeing the success of its pupils as they embark on or continue their education.”said Anthony Taylor, Head of Real Estate at ENBD REIT, the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust that owns the school real estate asset.