Photos: VISS 10th anniversary celebrationsDecember 10, 2017, 11:00 am GMT
The Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS), a premium school offering the Australian Curriculum and IB diploma, has celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a milestone event attended by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, member of Supreme Council, ruler of Sharjah.
Also in attendance were Dr Saeed al Kaabi, director of The Sharjah Education Council, Hesa Al Khaja, director of Sharjah Education Zone, Fawziah Gareeb, assistant undersecretary for the School Operations Sector, John Brumby, chairman of Fred Hollows Foundation, Marwan Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq and members from the Consultative Council of Sharjah along with school faculty, students, parents and members of the school community.
Celebrations saw a variety of activities from the students and VISS faculty that included music, poem recitals and short drama performances to take the audience through the past decade of VISS.
His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi spoke to the audience about his vision of a Victorian school in the Emirate, the huge success it has garnered over the years and congratulated the VISS students, faculty, and parents for reaching the 10 year milestone.
Dean Pyrah, executive principal of VISS, said: "Over the years, VISS has been able to hold a strong position within the educational landscape and has since grown to be recognized as a world-class provider of Australian education. We are fully committed to being a centre of excellence, and our success comes from meeting the learning needs of individual students and providing them access to a contemporary and comprehensive learning program built on the world-class framework that underpins education in Australia. I would like to thank all the past and current faculty and staff members, students and alumni, and parents for being part of our success story and I look forward to seeing the school achieve many more milestones in the coming years."