Tale of OIS A brief outline from 2006 to 2018
When Mr. Ravindra Sapkal was denied admission in the primary section of an English medium school, many years back, in his native town of Buldana, was sown the seed of starting an international English medium school, which will welcome students from all backgrounds. Many years later his dream came true.
The change agents or catalysts are some of the individuals who seem to have the intensity to express their capacities and talents in an organic, natural, and effective manner in any organization. They do not look for a well-tuned organization but begin where they are.
PHOTO OF MR SAPKAL
It was on barren hills of the ancient Anjaneri village that trees were planted before civil construction began so that a green and natural ambience was available for children to grow up. With minimum disturbance to the landscape of the place, an aesthetically modern infrastructure was created under the guidance of Late Gulab Ramchandani, ex-Headmaster of The Doon School.
photo of mr. sapkal
Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat, ex-House Master of The Doon School, and a scholar of English and Sanskrit, was invited to head the school as its first Principal. The school started functioning from June 2006 with about seventy students. Being a person of strong values and commitment the right foundation was laid by him for the next Principal, Mrs. Shanta Tendulkar, who is a noted educationist of Maharashtra. She took charge in 2007 and established the initial working methods for the school in both its management and the educational processes. She contributed for close to three years. photo
After three years of inception the need for a person with experience in residential schools was felt and Dr. Sundar Kumar Gandikota, who worked in respected schools like Rishi Valley School and Chinmaya International Residential School, was invited to be the Principal in 2009. The school went through an intensive phase of overall development for a period of five years under his leadership. The management and educational processes of the school were improved and the school became one of the top ten most respected residential, coeducational schools of the country as per the CFORE-Education World surveys of 2012-2013. During an interregnum from 2014-17, the school went through a phase of uncertainty. Dr. Sundar Gandikota returned as the Director cum Principal of the school in May 2017.