The Finland-Oman School in Muscat is a result of the partnership between Educluster Finland and Oman Educational Services (OES). The partnership was launched in February 2017 to offer the best practices of Finnish education in Oman.
OES LLC plays a leading role in the Omani educational sector, with a wide range of businesses and subsidiaries revolving around students, businesses, and the community. Educluster Finland Ltd is a pioneer organization hailing from Finland, offering educational services modelled on the Finnish education system and customised to reflect local cultural settings of different countries.
Finland-Oman School in Muscat (FOS) will open its doors to boys and girls from KG to grade 4 in September 2018. In the following years the school will gradually expand to grades 1-9 and a high school. FOS will draw students from both Omani and expatriates communities.
The curricula for kindergarten and grades 1 to 9 are based on the Finnish National Core Curriculum. The language of instruction will be English. Arabic language will be taught to all students, using Finnish pedagogical approaches. At senior levels, grade 10 and on, FOS will offer and prepare students for local and international examinations, i.e. Cambridge and IB.
FOS will offer a modern high quality learning environment modelled on physical designs applicable in Finnish schools. The physical learning environment will provide pupils with opportunities to play, discover, and learn. FOS will have various extra-curricular and sports facilities to complement pupils’ pedagogical learning. The school is located in Halban, Muscat, Oman. It shares a campus with one of the leading universities in Oman, the GUtech.
FOS will be managed by a Finnish principal and assisted with a curriculum team from Finland. The team will be appointed to teach in the school and ensure that all materials reflect the ideals of the Finnish education best practices.
Oman Educational Services (OES) is a 100% Omani-owned limited liability company, established in 2006. OES started with a vision to bring in quality education to the people of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region. The dedication to fulfil this vision is driven by a visionary founder who holds the promise of fulfilling the great aspirations of the past and illuminating the path to future generations.
In the last 10 years, OES has ventured into different projects, with a core interest in education. The portfolio of businesses and subsidiaries created under OES revolves around education, research, training and consultancy.
In 2007, OES embarked on an ambitious project which has seen the inception of GUtech – the German University of Technology – the first university in the GCC region to collaborate with a German University, RWTH Aachen University. This collaboration has hailed GUtech into a top quality university in Oman, offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in the Sultanate of Oman to Omani and international students. All programmes are taught in English language.
OES has adopted a spin off model that delivers value to students, partners, industry, government, employees, and its communities. This has resulted in OES pioneering projects and businesses entrenched in education and beyond.