October, 25, 2010
|At the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year, the Al Khaleej Corporation Training and Education will open the Rowad Al Khaleej International School in Dammam which is considered to be the first of its kind located in the Eastern Region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Rowad Al Khaleej International School will be part of a totally modern international school chain sponsored by the Al Khaleej Corporation, based on the American education system.
|The school will focus on providing full help and support to students along with an excellent quality education, that will focus on intellectual creativity and innovation that moves away from traditional methods of teaching.
|The Rowad Al Khaleej International School’s General Manager, Dr Matilda Fullerton who has been working in the education sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the United States of America for more than twenty years, emphasized that Rowad Al Khaleej International School is a highly prized investment of Al Khaleej Training and Education and will make every effort to provide an advanced educational model as per the latest methods used in prominent International Schools throughout the world. These methods will provide children with opportunities in both their personal and professional life. Furthermore, Dr. Fullerton clarified that the school has made every effort to attract and employ highly qualified and talented educational and administrative staff that will establish the educational concepts and enhance a culture of creativity, innovation and research for both male and female-students in their early formative ages.
|Dr. Fullerton stated that the aim for opening this kind of quality school chain is to prepare and develop student’s abilities and talents by building their academic future, by promoting and establishing their own personalities, and by helping students form values and religious ethics appropriate for each stage of their development. Consequently, this goal would support the idea of a community of knowledge and achieve the concept of continued educational development aimed at by the Government of Saudi Arabia.
|Dr. Fullerton also noted that Rowad Al Khaleej International School – Dammam will open its doors for students at the beginning of the next academic school year for 2010-2011. The estimated enrollment for year one will be 200 Saudi, Arab and expatriate students. These students will make up the first group of male and female students admitted to the Rowad Al Khaleej International School – Dammam. Students from three years old through grade three will be accommodated during year one.
|Dr. Fullerton also confirmed that Rowad Al Khaleej International School will open a second branch in Riyadh in 2012. It was noted, that Al Khaleej Training and Education is putting into place a growth strategy plan for Kindergarten through Grade12 schools and their availability in most major cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The end goal is to provide quality educational opportunities for parents who are seeking a better future for their children.|
|The Rowad Al Khaleej International School’s General Manager, Dr. Fullerton further clarified that the School is located on an area of 15000 square meters and will be equipped with a world-class educational, sports and entertainment facility. This facility is sponsored by the Al Khaleej Corporation’s huge investment and belief in providing an infrastructure that will contribute to “Education for Life.” Along with providing a world class facility, the corporation will employ highly-qualified staff and provide a unique curriculum where students can be firmly entrenched in the learning process. Dr. Fullerton noted that Rowad Al Khaleej schools will continue to work and exert every effort to remain focused on “Education for Life”. Rowad is committed to applying the latest educational methods, in a world class facility with emphasis on student’s ability to learn by using the most advanced international curriculum available. This will be provided in a safe educational environment that will embrace the Arabic Language, religion, culture, norms and traditions so highly valued in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.|
|Dr. Fullerton emphasized that the School will give utmost importance to Kindergarten as it is the foundation on which all future learning is established. It is at this stage that a student develops a love for learning and also discovers their talents and abilities in various activities such as sports, technology and art. At this stage of development values are instilled that promote loyalty to the homeland, love of work, commitment, responsibility, and other intrinsic values of Saudi society and culture.|
|It is also worth mentioning that Rowad Al Khaleej International School is licensed by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and owned by Al Khaleej Training and Education. The Al Khaleej Corporation is the first Saudi joint stock company in the training sector. Since 1993, it has had a remarkable success record in the area of training and other educational experiences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East region. Al Khaleej Training and Education has a wide-spread network of 82 training centers in various regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is in partnership agreement with 11 international companies operating in several countries all over the world, including: Jordan, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Britain and the United States of America.|