GEMS Wesgreen International School Expands to Its New Campus
GEMS Wesgreen International School, has opened its new state of the art campus providing students with a first-class British Curriculum education and the best teaching and learning environment. The new campus located in Al Mulewiah, Sharjah will be operational in the 2018 academic year and accommodate over 4,000 students.
Spanning over 25 acre the new campus building with 72,462 sq.m built-up area will include a new Support Center, including staff for Special Needs and EAL (English as an Additional Language). The campus also includes a 2,200-sq.m senior football fields for secondary boys and girls and a 3,320-sq.m junior football field. The new campus will not only have indoors and outdoors basketball courts but will also have a separate cricket practice area for the senior boys.
J. Calafato, Headmaster of GEMS Wesgreen International School, said: “As an organisation that fosters growth, we are devoted to developing and sharing a vision centered on the learning of all students while also creating and supporting continuous upskilling opportunities for all staff. The construction of the new campus comes in response to the school’s commitment in advance excellence in education of more than two decades.
“Starting September 2018, our new state-of-the-art, purpose-built building, combined with the existing Primary Campus will accommodate students from KG1 to Grade 4. This will enable students to thrive in a far more interconnected environment, and future school inspections will be able to evaluate the school as a unified whole;” Calafato further added.
The campus also includes two auditoriums with a seating capacity of 125 plus each, 1.1 m deep swimming pool, two elementary gyms with full sized basketball courts and two state of the art open fitness areas. Students will also get access to the two elementary gyms with full size basketball courts and multipurpose outdoor courts. All the classrooms are equipped with LED interactive screens.
Wesgreen International School was founded in 1991 in Sharjah under the inspired leadership of Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Sultan Al Qassimi, Chairman of Al Batha Group, and it has grown to become an institution of academic excellence in the Emirate.
Last year, GEMS Education the leading education provider, extended its UAE commitment by adding Wesgreen International School to its network of schools. The school also offers Specialist Computer Programming lessons from Year 1 onwards and Specialist Technology lessons for Y1 students with bespoke technology facilities.
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