OOEHSOur Own English High School (Dubai)
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Asma Gilani, principal of the Indian-curriculum OOEHS Sharjah, said Omran had joined GEMS as a young Arabic teacher in 1972 at its first school in Bastakiya, Dubai.
Teachers are usually paid summer vacation salaries for the month of June and July ahead of the school's closure for the holidays, based on the OOEHS policy.
GEMS Educations flagship school, and one of the oldest community schools in the country, OOEHS has become an institution that is known for its high standards of quality education that has seen many of its students go on to some of the best universities in the world.
Another Indian teacher, at the Sharjah branch of OOEHS, said: "If I'm a post-graduate with teaching experience at a senior girls' school in India, should I be worth only Dh2,000 a month?
Commenting on the successful journey of OOEHS over the last 40 years, Shobhana Verghese, Executive Principal said parental trust, dedication of teachers and the GEMS commitment to excellence have always been at the core of the school's reputation and strength.
At a ceremony held at the school, now located in Warqaa, the OOEHS community and guests watched a short film about the school's journey since 1968 and enjoyed performances by the school choir.
Last year, 45 of Carthika's fellow OOEHS Sharjah students donated their hair to adult and children cancer patients in India, but as her own hair was too short at the time, she could not donate.
Sunny Varkey is the founder of GEMS Education - OOEHS is the first school of GEMS.
Champions of the last two editions in the boys' and girls' categories, teams from OOEHS once again dominated the annual track and field meet organized by sponsors CBD in co-ordination with the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman, DSC.
First runner up was Mehak Sood, 8th Grade, OOEHS Dubai followed by third-placed Mariam Abid, 7th Grade, Al Diyafah School.
In football, Abu Dhabi Indian School crashed to Our Own English High School (OOEHS), Fujairah, 4-0 with Abdullah Ali scoring all four goals.
Our Own English High School (OOEHS), Dubai, one of the largest Indian schools in the UAE is not accepting new KG admissions for the academic year that starts in April 2011.