Dear Families and Friends of OurPlanet,
It is with great pleasure that I can confirm for you that we have successfully concluded negotiations on the lease of the new villa. This will enable us to fulfil our commitment of establishing the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and allow us the room to grow to MYP 4. You can see from our conceptual drawing how our expanded campus will look as we continue to develop the site here in Madinat Qaboos. Of course we remain committed to providing the IB Diploma Program (DP) and this new expansion will allow us five more years to find a solution. This may include building the program ourselves, or working with the other IB schools to ensure a smooth transition for your children.
As you can see from the drawing there are two villas next door. Renovations in the back villa will be completed by September 2018, in time for the next academic year, and will include a brand new, state-of-the-art science lab. Renovations in the front villa will happen next year so that we can open in September 2019.
Further expansion across the back of the school will be occurring over the next eighteen months and will include a swimming centre, gymnasium, and multi-purpose hall.
This certainly is an exciting time to be part of the OurPlanet community and we look forward to providing ongoing quality education for your children.