Top Asian school to open campus in Dubai
Dubai, December 9, 2009
Global Indian International School (GIIS), Asia’s leading and Singapore’s largest award-winning international school, is set to open its first campus in Dubai in the academic session starting April 2010.
Headquartered in Singapore, GIIS is established by Global Indian Foundation (GIF), a Singapore based non-profit foundation which operates the largest pan-Asian educational institution chain.
GIIS Dubai will be the first school in the city to offer a choice of Montessori (KG1 & KG2), ISC (Indian School Certificate), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
GIIS Dubai is established in association with ‘Score Plus Education - a reputed education holding group headquartered in Dubai. The school will initially provide classes from Kindergarten to Grade 6, with two new grades added every subsequent academic year up until Grade 12.
“Quality education with world-class standards is the hallmark of GIIS Schools,” said Atul Temurnikar, chairman of GIF.
“GIIS always seeks to provide the Indian Diaspora with world class education in environments that aligns with their values and cultural heritage. Dubai is committed to create centres of academic excellence,” he added.
“The city boasts of some of the best educational institutions from around the world. The Dubai campus will offer the same award winning first rate academic standards provided in our schools across Asia Pacific and Japan. It will indeed be a breath of fresh air for the Indian community in Dubai.”
GIIS Dubai will offer world-class facilities such as smart technology enabled learning environment, state-of-the-art laboratories, excellent teacher to student ratio enabling personalized attention as well as experienced faculty, said a statement.
Maneesh Tripathi, CEO, GIF, Singapore, said: “At GIIS, our mandate is to nurture students to become responsible global citizens, empowered with innovative and critical thinking skills through a tried and tested model of teaching and learning. GIIS Schools create true Global Indian citizens who can be placed in any part of the world. This is a part of our ‘flip- a-generation’ programme.”
Kamal Kalwani, CEO of Score Plus Education, Dubai, said: “I am glad that Dubai now has a global institution in the form of GIIS. With its vast experience in providing world-class education, it will contribute considerably to the educational sector in the region.”
“GIIS Dubai will offer an environment conducive to promoting excellence in education. Located in close proximity to the Mankhool metro station, GIIS Dubai will offer a day boarding school - where homework, group work, and sports are completed under the supervision of teachers within school hours,” he added.
To facilitate excellence in education across GIIS schools and consistency in academic standards, GIIS Dubai will have the Global Indian Cultural Centre (GICC) set up in the campus.
This centre will serve as a community hub open to all. It will offer classes in Indian and foreign languages, music, dance, drama, philosophy, meditation, art & craft and Yoga. It will also organise activities to mark major festivals with performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations, concerts and exhibitions. – TradeArabia News Service