The latest addition to Dubai’s diverse educational landscape was officially launched at a special groundbreaking ceremony recently. The International School of Creative Science Nad Al Shiba – an establishment operated by Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management (Beam) – will be a state-of-the-art K-13 learning institution offering the UK Curriculum and located in Nad Al Shiba, Dubai. The campus is expected to open in September 2015.
The inauguration event was attended by Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), as well as other officials from the Government of Dubai. Also in attendance was Mr. Salah Bukhatir, CEO of Beam and a number of his colleagues from Beam and Bukhatir Group, of which Beam is a member. Bukhatir Group is one of the largest and most diversified business houses in the UAE and has been operating since the early 1970s.
“All parents seek to ensure that their children find happiness at school and receive high quality education. Dubai welcomes new schools that support and nurture the wellbeing of children from all over the world and stimulates their curiosity to become innovators of the future.” said Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)
“The International School of Creative Science – Nad Al Shiba will bridge a major gap in the private education landscape by delivering our unique programme based on the UK National Curriculum,” said Salah Bukhatir, CEO of Beam and Vice Chairman of Bukhatir Group. “It represents the convergence of Bukhatir Group’s over a decade long experience in developing successful educational institutions and implementing advanced educational management systems in the UAE,” he added.
Beam is best known for its excellence in operating the UK and US Curriculum schools in Sharjah; the International School of Creative Science and the American School of Creative Science respectively. Together, the two premium educational institutions teach over 4,000 pupils from Sharjah, Dubai and the other Northern Emirates.
The International School of Creative Science and the American School of Creative Science schools provide a unique combination of an international curriculum blended with a strong Arabic language programme, facilitated by highly experienced academic teams and technology infrastructure geared towards achieving strong learning outcomes. The two campus environments have been designed to promote traditional moral values alongside critical thinking skills and academic excellence.
The new International School of Creative Science Nad Al Shiba represents an expansion in Beam’s offerings by bringing the long awaited launch of its unique educational programmes to Dubai. The campus aims to build on the long and successful legacy of its sister school in Sharjah, which has consistently delivered outstanding UK IGCSE and GCE results and was ranked ‘Highly Effective with Distinction’ by the UAE Ministry of Education. The school also holds the honour of being the only recipient of the Promethean Center of Excellence in the Middle East award for its effective use of interactive technologies in teaching and learning.
The International School of Creative Science Nad Al Shiba is Beam’s latest initiative and forms part of its expansion programme that aims to provide a greater access to its schooling system in newer geographies. Beam is planning to follow up this development with the launch of the American School of Creative Science, which will be located on Al Khail Road in Al Barsha and will offer a similar blended programme built around the US Curriculum. Beam is also making forays into higher education, teacher training and professional development services.
“Building on our phenomenal success to date, Beam’s strategic direction will see us continuing to develop and enable high-quality educational institutions in the UAE and regionally, benefiting our future generations,” added Mr. Bukhatir.