Indian School, Muscat
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|Indian School Muscat|
|Motto||Kindled to enlighten|
|Principal||Srinivas K Naidu|
22 acres (8.9 ha) (Main campus)
12 acres (4.9 ha) (Jibroo campus)
Indian School Muscat (abbreviated: ISM) is an Indian school in Muscat, Oman. It was founded in 1975 as the central Indian school with 135 students. His Majesty Qaboos bin Said al Said, the benevolent ruler of the Sultanate of Oman granted land in Darsait that enabled the school to be established. Since then, the school has seen exceptional growth, both in terms of enrollment and size. As of 2010, the school boasts an enrollment of over 8500 students. The school is located in the Darsait area of the city. The school has a sprawling campus with 2 auditoriums, 3 libraries, 4 computer labs, various indoor facilities, 2 basketball courts, and a football ground.
The school is a non commercial organization established and funded by local Indian community and parents. It is managed by a group of 15-21 honorary members [known as SMC] appointed by Board of Directors [known as apex body] formed as per the Bye-laws of Indian Schools in Oman approved by the Department of International Education, Ministry of Education, Government of Oman. The school is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India.
The school is a member of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. This scheme was launched officially on 18 November 1992 with 23 girls and 20 boys from the school. The school currently has over 300 award entrants, who take part in a variety of confidence, character and team building activities including social/community Service and group excursions.
The school actively tries to bridge the gap between its students and the administration through a student government system, which consists of a student council and prefects. Prefects and the members of the Student Council are generally elected by the students and then are interviewed by the senior staff members. The school also has an active charity club that has helped various local charity organizations by conducting events to generate funds.
ISM is known for organizing carnivals, charity events and concerts to help the local community. They also host several inter-school events such as Jhankar Spectrum 2011 and 2012. The Mascot of Jhankar Spectrum 2011 was Mitu and of 2012 was Popo.
In the field of students government, ISM has been a trailblazer since its inception in 1975. The student Council and Prefectorial systems serves as a new chapter in the lives of students. It gives them a chance to step into a wider life beyond this institution. They are a linchpin between the school and the student community.
The student council consists of 20 members (10 Boys and 10 Girls) elected by the students and then interviewed by the faculty for the following categories.
|Senior Council||Junior Council|
|Head Boy/Girl||Assistant Head Boy/Girl|
|Sports Coordinator||Assistant Sports Coordinator|
|Co-Curricular Activities||Assistant Co-Curricular Activities|
|Public Relations||Assistant Public Relations|
|Social Service||Assistant Social Service|