Qatar Airways and Orbital Education celebrated the official opening of the new, purpose-built Mesaimeer campus of Oryx International School this week. 

Qatar Minister of Transport and Communications, HE Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, attended the official opening event, along with the Chairman of Orbital Education Kevin McNeany.

The new Mesaimeer campus first opened its doors to Oryx International School students in September 2018. It boasts of cutting-edge science and technology laboratories, performing arts facilities, a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, five-star sporting facilities and an ultra-modern auditorium.

Oryx International SchoolThe school, which was initially located near the airline’s headquarters, has operated in partnership with Orbital Education since 2016 and offers a modified version of the National Curriculum of England for the children of Qatar Airways employees, from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 10.

Minister Al Sulaiti said he is proud to see the national carrier provide such a world-class facility.

This school will help educate a new generation of leaders, many of whom I know will make valuable contributions to the future of Qatar.’

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE Akbar Al Baker, said they are delighted to showcase the many wonderful facilities and resources on offer to students at the new, state-of-the-art Oryx International School Mesaimeer campus.

Our vision was to create a premium education facility dedicated to providing an exceptional curriculum and world-class facilities for families of the airline’s employees. This school is a statement to the world that Qatar Airways values its staff and their children. We are pleased to see how the school has continued to grow from strength to strength and look forward to learning of the many fantastic achievements of its students.’

McNeany said it was inspiring to partner with Qatar Airways:

The facilities which Qatar Airways has provided perfectly compliment the five-star educational experience that our children receive. Families can be assured that Orbital Education will take the utmost care of their children and help them to thrive and succeed as global citizens of the 21st century.’

According to International School Executive Principal Derek Laidlaw their students come from 90 different countries, reflecting the global reputation of Qatar Airways.

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