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Welcome to TAISM's blog. Below, we have curated stories, news, events, and voices from the TAISM community.


 

Peter Lee Assumes Directorship at The American International School of Muscat

Peter Lee became the Director of the American International School of Muscat (TAISM) on July 1, 2024, succeeding Kevin Schafer. A key member of TAISM since 2006, Lee has promoted community and wellness as Middle School Principal. With extensive educational qualifications, he is dedicated to student development and excellence. The TAISM community eagerly anticipates his leadership and the promising future ahead.

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The Magic of TAISM's Middle School Musical: A Journey with “Camp Rock"

Participating in the Middle School Musical “Camp Rock” at TAISM was an incredible experience, highlighting the school's strong performing arts program. The musical fostered community, teamwork, and new friendships, both on stage and backstage. Traditions like sharing Skittles before performances and holding hands to transfer energy added to the excitement and camaraderie. This experience inspired a deep appreciation for theater and its impact, making it a memorable part of student life.

  • Performing and Visual Arts
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Science-minded TAISM Students Take on Cancer Research at SQU

Twelve TAISM students visited Sultan Qaboos University to learn about breast cancer research from Dr. Sirin Adham, whose study is funded by their Terry Fox fundraising. They participated in a contest to identify lab equipment, toured the lab to see cancer research techniques, and impressed Dr. Sirin with their knowledge. The visit ended with a Q&A about Dr. Sirin's career and advice for aspiring scientists, highlighting a strong partnership between TAISM and the research team.

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Highlights from the 2024 SAISA Girls Basketball Tournament at TAISM

The 2024 SAISA Girls Basketball Tournament, hosted on the TAISM campus, brought together eight schools from the South Asia Inter-school league for a weekend filled with competition, camaraderie, and personal growth. The event showcased the athletes' talent and determination, as well as the collaborative spirit of the TAISM community.

  • Athletics
  • SAISA
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Hemant Dutia, TAISM’s Director of Finance, Honored with 2024 Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award

Muscat, Oman – June 14, 2024 – Hemant Dutia, Director of Finance at The American International School of Muscat (TAISM), has received the 2024 Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award from the National Business Officers Association (NBOA). This award recognizes his exceptional contributions, leadership, problem-solving skills, and support for staff. Over 26 years, Dutia has significantly impacted TAISM with ethical practices and collaboration with the US Embassy. He also plays a key role in the Near East South Asia (NESA) regional community. TAISM celebrates his remarkable achievements and dedication.

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Empowering Innovators: TAISM's Journey to the Vex Robotics World Championships

TAISM’s High School Robotics team competed at the Vex Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas, representing Oman as its only active VEX team. The event offered immense growth, exposure to global teams, and collaborative opportunities. Students showcased resilience and strategic thinking. TAISM’s comprehensive robotics program spans all school levels, fostering innovation and preparing students for STEM success. 

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TAISM's Annual Sustainable Development Goals Summit

 

TAISM held its second annual United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Summit on April 22, 2024. Ninth-grade students presented their research and proposed solutions to real-world issues, following a two-month learning process. They tackled problems like ocean acidification, recycling, and carbon footprint reduction, demonstrating their commitment to positive change. The event, featuring a keynote address by Mr. Ajwad Al Maskari from the United Nations, reflects TAISM's dedication to interdisciplinary learning and community engagement.

  • UN SDG
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