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Sultan attends VISS anniversary, praises academics
BY IMRAN MOJIB December 06, 2017
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SHARJAH: Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi attended the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS) on Tuesday.

Sheikh Sultan also attended a cake-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, he shared his vision behind establishing a truly international school in Sharjah. He praised the school’s management and academic staff for maintaining the quality throughout the past 10 years. He also expressed his wish to see the school growing by leaps and bounds.

John Brumby, former Premier of Victoria and Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation, who has been associated with the school since its inception, said that it was a dream come true.

He commended Sheikh Sultan for stressing on the value of education as education is the key to a prosperous and strong nation. Highlighting the school’s success he said that an impressive 95 per cent university enrolment rate proves that the school has had a great impact on the students.

VISS Executive Principal Dean Pyrah said that it is time to celebrate but also an occasion to reflect. “We wish to see happy, engaged, friendly children enjoying in a safe environment and growing with inclusive nature and happiness. At the same time, the students are provided with academically challenging schooling making the students creative and innovative. Today, our graduates are at top universities around the world. Our students are performing consistently above world averages in the prestigious International Baccalaureate education programme.”

Representing the parents, Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal – CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), said that the school is not just providing the modern world education to its students but also teaching them Arabic language, Emirati values and Islamic heritage, which used to be a hallmark of previous generation schools.

“Being a father, I recognise the challenges parents face everyday while trying to find the best educational institution for their children. I am proud to say how much my daughters have grown since they got enrolled at the VISS. It has successfully established itself as a unique educational system that continues to nurture its students with the most advanced teaching as well as the important traditional values,” he added.

Later, VISS students entertained the audience with their art and musical performances.

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