A student models a design
made from bubble wrap at the
Recycle Runway event.
Principal Asma Gilani with students,
(L-R: Sofia, Saniah and Maryann)
and teachers Anitha and Suma.
These are just a few of the programmes
at OOS that work effectively in
understanding and nurturing young
prestigious and coveted Khalifa
Award for Education for 2012-2013
in the Educational and Institutional
“At OOS, excellence has always meant
more than just high levels of academic
performance. We experiment with new
ideas, explore different perspectives
and grow in areas of one’s natural
talent. The secret of any success lies
in the endeavor and endurance put
in jointly by everyone involved in any
capacity,” Mrs. Gilani said.
She continued, “It was indeed a
lifetime honour to receive the most
coveted Khalifa award from Sheikh
Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Presidential Affairs. While felicitating
with the trophy, he enquired if the
school had reached the zenith of
perfection and I was reminded of a
song that I learned in childhood.
Reflecting on the number of awards
the school has received in recognition
of outstanding performance, Ms.
Gilani believes that the awards
strengthen their self-esteem, develop
motivation to perform better and set
new standards for them to achieve.
OOS has been the recipient of the
“‘There are so many hills, to climb
upward. I often am longing for rest.
But he who, appoints me my path way
knows just what is needed and best.
And the toils of the road will seem
nothing, when I get to the end of the
Other notable awards won by OOS
include: Sharjah Economic Excellence
Award, Sharjah Environment Award,
Educational Excellence Award Knowledge Resource Development
and Welfare Group - New Delhi
and MOE Sharjah Award for Quality
Education among others.
Our Own English High School has
accomplished many successes but
there is still more work to do. Mrs.
Gilani and her team are acutely
aware of the many changes that are
happening globally in education and
are ready to make even greater strides.
The vibrant OOS team will continue to
produce students who are not only
academically successful, but also ready
to apply what they learn in real world
complex situations and be ready to be
leaders of tomorrow… a magnanimous
task and one that all stakeholders are
working together to achieve.
A student asks questions during the
student-led forum CANVASS.
May - Jun 2016