Sohar, Oman: On Thursday, January 22nd, Sohar Aluminium (SA) hosted Al Batinah International School's (ABIS) annual sports day at its football ground. Several hundred students and parents attended the event, which has been held at SA for several years, due to the excellent condition of the pitch that easily converts to a running track. In addition, SA has a strong commitment to health and safety, ensuring that an ambulance and medical crew are always on standby, which is reassuring for the school. Fortunately they were not needed and everyone got to enjoy the event.
Unlike the previous year, when a sudden change in weather conditions ended the event early, this year every race was both completed and competed on schedule with lots of energy. The audience which comprised of students and their parents were kept on their feet with entertaining races from Kindergarten to Grade 11 students. All of the students belong to different houses, which are named after indigenous Arabian animals such as dolphins, foxes, falcons and leopards. This year's competition was taken by the "Green Leopards", who, as their name suggested, proved to be great runners! The sports day is a perfect example of the school's mission statement where students are encouraged to reach their ‘full potential’ and to be ‘challenged’ and ‘involved’. Al Batinah International School thanks Sohar Aluminium for hosting and supporting the event.
Al Batinah International School (ABIS) was set up in 2008 by Sohar Aluminium to meet the growing demand for a quality international education primarily for expatriate students in the Al Batinah Region of Oman.
The school is authorised by the Omani Ministry of Education, the International Baccalaureate Organisation for the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) and is accredited by Cambridge University to offer the IGCSE programme and examinations. ABIS is also a member of the Council of International Schools.