Every student from Early Childhood through grade 12 will have the opportunity to explore a corner or aspect of the Sultanate of Oman that they would not normally experience within the classroom walls. TAISM’s flagship program, Discover Oman, is an experiential-based week of outdoor discovery. Students get up close and personal with the culture, geography, and people of the wonderful country we live in.
Discover Oman Program Purpose Statement
The Discover Oman Program provides students with unique cultural, personal, interpersonal and environmental experiences not available on the TAISM campus. From these experiences, we hope that our students will learn, reflect and grow as individuals.
Provides exposure to Oman with the hopes of nurturing a better understanding and appreciation of Omani culture, geography and people.
Strengthens acquaintances within the TAISM secondary school community among students and faculty, as well as the development of responsibilities commensurate with group living.
Increases respect for the environment through exposure to unique habitats, unique topographical features and the impact of human populations on the land.
Provides opportunities for personal reflection, self-awareness and self-reliance.
Elementary School Discover Oman
Every student from the Early Childhood program through grade 5 participates in a special two-week unit of study, experiencing dozens of activities related to our treasured host country, Oman. A majority of the adventures involve day trips to area museums, beaches or other natural landscapes. Special guest presentations on sea turtles, dolphins, and the environment are featured by local professionals. The program also provides a chance for staff and students to experience the rich and vibrant culture of Oman as they dress in traditional Omani oufits and visit Omani tents, receive a henna design on their hand, dance to the singing and drumming of Omani musicians, and taste delicious bread, dates and coffee at the school’s beautiful grass sports field.
Middle School Discover Oman
Each November, Middle School students embark on their respective Discover Oman adventures. In addition to having the opportunity to explore various regions of Oman, they will learn through experience, develop new friendships, and strengthen existing relationships. All grade 6 students participate in a cultural tour of the Nizwa region, complete with exploring ancient forts, learning about trade routes of the past, bartering in local souks, and hiking stunning wadis. Grades 7 and 8 students choose from a variety of trips to best tailor their experiences. From fishing off the shores of Sifah to exploring the lagoons of Bar al Hickman, from kayaking the coves of Bandar Al Khayran to sand boarding the Wahiba sands, and from learning about the life cycles of turtles to abseiling in Jebel Akhdar or Jebel Shams, students emerge from the experience with lifelong memories.