[Closed] Ontario International Canadian School
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Ontario International Canadian School in Dubai
|School name||Ontario International Canadian School|
|Type of institute||private K-12 school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality||Canadian, Ontario|
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|Head of school||Mr Ron Hodkinson (Principal)|
|Executive body or owner||Mr Hasnain Dar (owner and CEO)|
|Date founded||September 2014|
|Number of students (approx)||900|
|Number of staff (approx)||50|
|School area, location map||Mirdif, Mirdiff - location map|
|Postal address||Dubai, UAE|
|Telephone||closed Jul 2019|
|Website||www.oics.ae (new window)|
|School fees structure||28,350-56,700 dhs per year (2018-2019)|
|Teacher salary range||6,400 - 14,900 dhs per month (estimate only)|
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Ontario International Canadian School admissions, reviews, notes
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[Closed] Ontario International Canadian School in Mirdif, Dubai (OICS) tuition fee structure, general information
|KHDA maximum fees||40,000||43,000||47,000||57,500||57,500||57,500||62,750||64,750||66,750||68,750||68,750||75,750||75,750|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2018-2019||28,350||33,840||36,090||44,415||44,415||44,415||51,030||53,100||54,900||56,700||56,700||56,700||56,700|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015||43,750||47,000||57,500||57,500||57,500||62,740||64,750||66,750|
|Discounted fees (AED) 2014-20151||37,200||40,000||48,900||48,900||48,900||56,465||58,275||60,075|
- Discounted fees apply for 3 years for students enrolling for 2014-2015. Not clear if they still apply to families registering for the first time for 2015-2016 academic year or later.
- KG1 = Junior Kindergarten, KG2 = Senior Kindergarten.
- 2018-2019 fees for PreKG to Grade 10, school plans to add Grades 11 and 12 in following years.
- 2014-2015 admission application processing fee AED 300, textbook security deposit AED 1,000 (50% refund), bus transport charges not available yet, additional fees for activities. Canadian students get an additional discount (amount not given). OICS is opening for classes KG to Grade 6 in Sep 2014, with a waitlist for Grade 7.
- Additional (or main) phone number is +971-4-2559899. Admissions email is firstname.lastname@example.org, principal's email is email@example.com. Additional general email might be firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional mobile number (call or text) is +971-56-9451903.
- FB page at www.facebook.com/OICS.Dubai/
- Location is in Mirdif, behind Uptown Mirdiff shopping area, in the building previously used by Uptown Primary School. On 15th Street near junction with Algeria Road.
- 2017-2019: Mr Ron Hodkinson (Principal). Moved to Rainbow Schools Northeastern Elementary School in Ontario, Canada as Principal.
Ontario Canadian School teaching jobs
- See Careers section on OICS website (Home > Careers). Current vacancies not listed but interested persons are requested to send a resume (CV).
- Teachers send applications or enquiries to email@example.com. Admin and other non-teaching positions, send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Application letter not specifically asked for but generally for any job, if you don't send a good application letter, don't expect to get invited for an interview, or even a response.
- Salary scale or pay range, and benefits package information, not provided.
28 October 2019, school closed
- Update OICS status to closed. Tel (+971-4-2559880) and fax number (+971-4-2559884) are disconnected.
27 June 2019, school closing
- A KT report said that OICS would be closing at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year because of financial issues, quoting a letter from the school's owner which said "I have continuously been engaged in discussions with KHDA regarding the future of OICS. However, it is only fair for me to share with you that regardless of the ultimate outcome in the coming days, the school does not have the financial support to continue beyond June 30, 2019."
- KHDA Directory school profile information: Tel +971-4-2559899, Fax +971-4-2559884.
- Email contact updated to email@example.com (was firstname.lastname@example.org).
25 March 2014 review
- Open Day at OICS Saturday 29 March 2014 from 1300-1430 and 1530-1700. Also Tuesdays 01 Apr to 27 May 2014 timings 1700-1830.
- KHDA information says school name is Ontario International School (different from the Canadian International School opening in Sep 2015), and that OIS or OICS is a K-12 school. Presumably that means school is expanding to higher levels in future years since it is only accepting enrolments up to Grade 6 for Sep 2014 (maybe Grade 7).
- KHDA tuition fee range given as AED 43,000-70,000, and school capacity 900 students.
- Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Ontario-International-Canadian-School-UP-Town-Mirddif/519335214849774 seems to be the most up to date. The others are either FB spam, or not updated.
18 February 2014 review
- OICS is a new overseas Canadian Ontario curriculum school in Dubai, UAE, but Emirati children and expat families with children of any other nationality can apply for entry.
- Admissions start date is 23 February 2014. Owner's name, head's name, postal address, not supplied.
Last update 14 November 2019
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