- South View School (SVS) has capacity for more than 2,000 foundation, primary and secondary students
- The school features first-rate sports facilities including a FIFA-approved football field
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: South View School (SVS), the first British-curriculum school in Dubai’s Remraam Community formally opened on Tuesday.
Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) formally inaugurated the new campus. He was joined by Joanne Wells, Principal of South View School; Dinesh Kothari, Chairman of Interstar Education; Amit Kothari, Director of Interstar Education; Sasha Crabb, Principal of Victory Heights Primary School; Hayley Lamb, Head of Primary at South View School; Arif Mubarak, CEO, Dubai Asset Management, key members of the school’s staff; and Anthony Taylor, Head of Real Estate at ENBD REIT.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam said, “The opening of South View School marks a new addition to Dubai’s growing education community and represents more choices for parents. Dubai’s commitment to high-quality education and student wellbeing is reflected in the opening of these new schools that are creating new possibilities for everyone.”
Located in the heart of Remraam Community in Dubailand, the British curriculum school opened in September 2018, offering classes to children from FS1 to Year 8. Currently in its first year of operation, the school is home to nearly 200 founding students, employing 24 teachers, 12 assistants and an efficient administration team. South View School is the fifth school in the UAE to be operated by Interstar Education, one of the leading education providers in the UAE with schools in the Emirates serving more than 16,000 students.
“We are pleased to inaugurate South View School and to see the student and parent community grow. South View is a significant addition to our portfolio of schools in the Emirate and we look forward to a first successful year in operation.” said Amit Kothari, Director of Interstar Education.
Arif Mubarak, CEO of Dubai Asset Management, added: “As one of the largest asset managers in Remraam community, with a portfolio of over 18 residential towers for rent, as well as prime leasable land, we are proud to be a partner in facilitating the opening of the first school within this exciting and serene neighbourhood.
“Across the Emirate, Dubai Asset Management has established itself as a leading provider of resident focused rental communities, all of which benefit from an enriched living experience in a cohesive neighbourhood.”
Commenting on the inauguration, South View School’s Principal, Joanne Wells said: “Our goal is to foster a community of diverse and global-minded students. Our pupils will benefit from specialist instruction, an emphasis on inclusion and a highly competitive sports programme, enabling them to access the global opportunities that will be presented to them. We are delighted to be joined by KHDA to officially mark our presence in the UAE.”
South View School’s facilities include premium indoor and outdoor areas, dedicated specialist science, art, music, IT and athletics facilities for foundation stage, primary and secondary, in addition to a playground, play areas and social spaces for all ages. The school has first-rate sports facilities, including a FIFA-approved football field, tennis courts, and temperature-controlled swimming pool.
“This purpose-designed campus represents our first education and development asset and we’re pleased to see the result of hard work from all partners involved to bring this first-class institution to the community. We look forward to watching South View School grow, and to seeing the success of its pupils as they embark on or continue their education.” said Anthony Taylor, Head of Real Estate at ENBD REIT, the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust that owns the school real estate asset.
ABOUT ENBD REIT:
ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”) is a Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited (the “Fund Manager”), listed on Nasdaq Dubai under ticker ENBDREIT. ENBD REIT is a closed-ended investment company that was incorporated by the Fund Manager to invest in a diversified Portfolio of Shari’a-compliant real estate assets in the UAE. ENBD REIT has an unlimited duration and was established in the DIFC by the Fund Manager on 18 July 2016 under the Companies Law with the name “Emirates Real Estate Fund Limited” and with registration number 2209. The Fund subsequently changed its name to “ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited”. ENBD REIT is categorised under DFSA law and regulations as a Public Fund, a Domestic Fund, an Islamic Fund, a Property Fund and a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). ENBD REIT has been established with the main investment objective of generating income returns and capital appreciation from real estate assets. ENBD REIT plans to achieve its objectives through the following strategies: (i) prudent acquisitions with a focus on achieving diversification; and (ii) active asset management and enhancement.
ABOUT SOUTH VIEW SCHOOL:
South View School is a British curriculum FS1 to Y13 school, located in the heart of the Remraam community in Dubailand. With a stellar start in September 2018, South View School aims to provide an authentic British Education to encourage students to be aspirational, creative and entrepreneurial.
ABOUT INTERSTAR EDUCATION:
Interstar Advisory Services is a leading education management company in Dubai. With over 10,000 students in the UAE, it is one of the largest education providers in the country. At the core of its strategy, Interstar strives to provide high quality, community based education of exceptional value to nurture, empower and build 21st century leaders. Its portfolio of schools include Delhi Private School Dubai, Delhi Private School Sharjah, Victory Heights Primary School, South View School and Wonder Years Nursery.
ABOUT DUBAI ASSET MANAGEMENT:
Dubai Asset Management, is a company of Dubai Holding focused on developing, acquiring and managing a diverse portfolio of resident focused communities for rent. Its 10 self-contained residential communities are home to more than 100,000 people. With in-house leasing, property management and customer care services, the company is committed to creating enriching living experiences and trusted, long lasting relationships with Dubai’s residents, enabling them to truly make Dubai their home.
Dubai Asset Management’s portfolio includes:
- Family friendly communities: Ghoroob and Shorooq
- Value living at: Al Khail Gate
- Upscale living community: Layan
- Rental-only units in free-hold communities: Remraam and Dubai Wharf
- Labour accommodation: Nuzul and Al Quoz
- Customized Staff Housing: Rahaba Residences