Tag Archives: Education

Developing admissions for a new school

OurPlanet International School is still a newcomer on the world stage. We opened our doors in the city of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, a little over five years ago offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme to Omanis and expat families. Our fledgling admissions process began with twenty students, occupying four classrooms in a two-storey villa, and has since grown

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Admissions, Bah Humbug

I am a Business Manager, a title that conjures up the stereotype of the bespectacled Ebenezer Scrooge, hunched over his abacus, counting the sheckles, and sardonically berating anyone who dares to suggests an expense that lies outside the approved budget. Sometimes this is true, but more often than not nowadays the miserly behaviour of old Mr Scrooge has become a

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OurPlanet Expansion Project

Building an International School in the Middle East is not without its complications. Local labour laws, Municipality regulations and Ministry rules provide a plethora of hurdles and hoops to jump through. Then there is the challenge of combining the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum with the Omani Arabic program, whilst ensuring that you maintain an even mix of local students and

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Who needs a classroom to learn

There is a lot going on in the stratosphere. Universities are having to attract more students to make their budgets add up – this is another good  SXSW 2010 presentation from the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, Miami University. Universities in the “Free” Era How are Universities responding to the challenge? Some sites with free education: Academic earth -Video

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