GIIS Dubai – a truly global school Global Indian International Schools are a group of schools that have their presence in seven countries. Headquartered in Singapore, there are 21 campuses spread across Asia in locations as diverse as India, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. It is truly global in the sense that students from nearly 50 nationalities study in these schools. The students also get opportunities to study abroad through numerous student exchange programs. They are thus able to experience first-hand the culture, living style and the nature of education in other countries. Other than the exchange programs, there are many cross-campus events, through which the students get to visit and participate at other GIIS campuses. Collectively, the GIIS group of schools have won more than 100 awards, both national and international.
A future-ready curriculum GIIS Dubai has classes that start from pre-kindergarten to grade 9. Every year, a higher grade gets added to the curriculum. For its lower classes, the school follows the CBSE curriculum. From grade 8 onwards, the curriculum shifts more towards an international one. At its other campuses with grades 11 and 12, the school follows the international IBDP curriculum. For its early year foundation program, the school provides the GMP or the Global Montessori Plus, which is an effective program in inculcating creative and technical bent of mind in the students at an early age. GIIS Dubai makes the best use of interactive and tech-based learning, where the students get to pick the skills real early.
In today's tech-driven world, where the focus is increasingly being driven to concepts like coding, robotics and artificial intelligence, the school covers them all. Not to be left behind in this fast-changing technological driven world, from the primary grades itself the students are picking up coding skills. The same is true for aspects of robotics and artificial intelligence, where, too, the school has enough infrastructure and expertise to equip the students with such skills early. Students at GIIS Dubai are thus prepared for the technological challenges that they are to face in future. Indeed a future-ready curriculum.
Award winning 9 Gems GIIS Dubai follows the Nine Gems model of all-round development of a child. An innovative concept, the 9 Gems model has been instrumental in bringing excellence on many aspects for every student at GIIS Dubai. The focus is on bringing excellence in every sphere of activity, be it studies, sports, creativity or leadership skills. Values like discipline, ethics and sportsman spirit are ingrained in the students from an early age itself. These values gained at GIIS not only benefit them as a student but stand them good in their professional and personal lives too. These nine gems are as follows-
Facilities and infrastructure Global Indian International School has a world-class campus at Dubai. The school building is the most modern one with a host of state-of-the-art infrastructural features. The school has two sections. The kindergarten section has a library of its own, a Montessori lab, a special gym for the tiny-tots and an outdoor play area that has swings, slides and many other playthings.
For the primary and the middle school section, the school provides a robotics lab, computer lab, library, art studio, photography studio and a music studio as well. Then there are the usual science laboratories, math lab and an auditorium. Every classroom has a 75" touch screen panel for the best interactive learning experience. For sports, it has a basketball court, tennis court, squash court, badminton court, soccer ground, cricket net, table tennis rooms and a swimming pool.
Among other facilities, the school has a day-care centre, a medical clinic and a cafeteria. The clinic has a full-time qualified nurse, who is trained in administering first-aid to the students in case of minor mishaps and injuries. A certified doctor visits once a week for routine medical check-up of the students. The clinic remains open from 8:30 in the morning to 2:45 in the afternoon on all school days.
Safety and security of the students are given utmost importance at GIIS Dubai. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. CCTV cameras, as well as traditional security guards, keep the students safe from any untoward incident.
Admissions at this world-class school Admissions at GIIS Dubai is available all year round. It is, in fact, a 4-step process. In the first step, parents need to fill an online form by visiting the school website and also upload a few relevant documents. Next, parents have to visit the school and meet the admission counsellor. The candidates will be asked to appear for an assessment test. On successfully clearing the test, parents will have to pay the registration fees, to confirm the admission of their child. Before the school begins, the admission and term fees are to be paid. For admissions during the middle of the year, the term fees are to be paid on a pro-rated basis.
Fee structure at GIIS Dubai The fee structure in UAE Dirham (AED) is given as under.
The expenses on books and uniform are recurrent annual expenditure. There are some other expenses too, including transport, for which the students have to pay around AED 4,500 to 6,500 annually, depending upon the distance travelled.
Scholarships and grants GIIS Dubai provides scholarships and grants to the meritorious and the needy students. These scholarships range from partial to full depending upon the academic or extra-curricular excellence of the students. Students from the lesser privileged background are also given scholarships. Those students, who are selected as exchange students for studying in its campuses abroad, are given grants for the entire exchange period.
How to connect Global Indian International School Dubai can be reached through the following means.
Al Barsha South, Dubai
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