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International Secondary School Curriculum in Dubai

Global Indian International School is one of the best secondary schools in Dubai.  Our Middle Year Programme focuses on the cognitive, emotional, and spiritual, personal, and overall holistic development of 11-14 year-olds.Our Middle Years Programme focuses on the cognitive, emotional and spiritual development of 11 to 14 year-olds.

GIIS: A Secondary School in Dubai is more than the sum of its parts. -  We offer a comprehensive CBSE curriculum, assessments, value-added programmes, events and many other array of activities that allow students to grow into well-rounded individuals.

The Secondary School also fosters 21st century skills preparing the students for their journey towards a great college education.

Academic Support Activities

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As a competitive CBSE academy and Dubai secondary school, we aim to build a rapport between teachers and students to provide an ideal learning environment which is interactive and holistic. The variety of academic and activity-based programmes we provide enrich our student values and knowledge.

They include everything from theme-based morning assemblies which dwell on topics of national and international importance; Leadership Lecture Series wherein students interact with industry experts and famous personalities for inspiration and drive; competitions and field-trips which encourage healthy rivalry and help physical, mental and spiritual growth; and lastly  inter-house activities which emphasise programmes that nurture holistic development of students.

These exposures within and outside the classroom help students explore new areas of learning, thus helping us come one step closer to becoming a secondary school in Dubai that promotes holistic learning and overall student development.

Secondary School Admission for Bridge Programme

Secondary school admissions and the hardships of transitioning into a new school for a student is made easy with the bridge programme at GIIS - the best secondary school in Dubai for CBSE curriculum. Our Bridge Programme is an important feature which allows our students to start at any time during the school term and receive the assistance they need to catch up with their peers. Rest assured that your child will be learning with his/her classmates as quickly as possible.

This specialised programme exists to help students of all grade levels make up for lost time, complete important lessons and classwork, and catch up academically with their regular class

Add-ons - Value Added Programmes

GIIS is an ideal destination for secondary school admissions and secondary education in Dubai. Our academic add-ons are programmes that give additional boosts to a student's learning curve through targeted studies, helping them focus on additional areas and concepts at no extra cost.

We provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) related material that helps students understand key concepts in the subject by creating working models of these concepts; use online tools like HeyMath! to hone their mathematical skills and conduct detailed assessments through which the teachers understand every child’s strengths and weakness in particular subjects. It is innovative programmes like these that makes GIIS one of the best secondary schools Dubai has ever seen.

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Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities

Global Indian International School is one of the best Dubai international school and a major proponent of extra-curricular activities. Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) include honing inherent skills in students like performing arts, leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. These activities balance the learning environment in the school and allow students to be well-rounded individuals who can excel at anything, and be ready to face the world as global citizens. There are also course enrichment activities conducted in class after each concept (like quizzes, group projects or short tests).

Basketball

Soccer

Chess

Cricket

Badminton

Swimming

karate

Squash

Co-Curricular Activities

For our students at GIIS Dubai,, the rigour of academics is well-balanced by proper exposure to sports through Co-curricular activities, physical education and a Cricket Academy - making us one of the best schools in Dubai for both academic and physical development of students.

Nikon Club

Model United Nations

Elocution

Music Club

Dance Club

Debate Club

External Examinations & Assessments

Assessment in the secondary school is based on the assessment policy of CBSE, which puts a 20% weightage on formative and 80% weightage on summative assessment.

Students take the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education at the end of Grade X.

To become one of the best private schools in Dubai for the CBSE curriculum, we provide our students with various platforms to improve and polish the knowledge gained in classrooms.

We work in conjunction with reputed national and international educational organisations to facilitate student participation in various exams as per their choice and interest. There are Reading Assessments, Olympiads in Math, English, Cyber, Science etc., Detailed Assessment, CAT4, Question a Day etc.

Our emphasis on external examination for every student from Grade 1 onwards for Science, Math and English is to ensure that the students get something extra in their learning journey to strengthen their academic foundation.

Communication and Interaction

To become one of the top schools in Dubai promoting parent involvement in the growth of their children, we make sure that parents are involved in the education and growth of their children at every step.

All information about the student is shared with the parent through our customised portal - myGIIS - which acts as a communication platform between the two sides.

Newsletters and emails are sent periodically, while each parental query is responded to within 24 hours – unless it is punctuated by a weekend, public holiday or vacation.

You can think of us as an online school that has far outdone most of the public schools in Dubai which are yet to catch up with the tech-savviness that we promote here at GIIS.

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9 GEMS(TM) Holistic Educational Framework

Over and above academic excellence, our award-winning 9GEMS framework promotes values like discipline, creativity, sportsmanship, leadership and respect – many based on universally admired teachings.

This enriched learning experience helps develop our students into refined, morally upstanding citizens of the world; and better prepares them for the myriad challenges of their adult lives.

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Intra-School & Inter-School Events

Intra-School & Inter-School Events - Dance

School events at GIIS School Dubai are a good platform to showcase students' talents and abilities. Which is why we encourage everyone to participate in all events conducted in the school like Annual Day, Sports Day, Overnight Camps, Curiosity Month etc.

We believe that no child should be left behind, and should be given equal and all opportunities to prove and improve themselves. Many programmes are introduced under House activities each week, which are a way for students to express themselves through performances, activities or projects. Our mission is to become one of the best secondary schools in Dubai and active encouragement of school events have helped us achieve this.

Problem Solving Ability Development through action research consulting:

Every class from Grade 1 onwards would form an action research consulting  which will have every student of the class as its member. Each quality circle will identify a problem or area for improvement and work on it with a systematic plan.

STEM & Design Technology

In this age of digital transformation, our aim is to create opportunities for students to enhance their science, maths and creative skills, to prepare them well for new-age challenges.

At Global International School Dubai, we offer the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programme to enhance their scientific and innovation skills. These programmes are integrated with regular concepts which are taught in the curriculum.

Our Global Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specially created space to develop leadership skills in students, give them the opportunity to learn new things, think out of the box, create products using their skills in  science, math and creativity.

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Gifted & Talented

High performing students, who are especially gifted in scholastic and co-scholastic terms, are treated as Gifted and Talented. Under this programme, students are provided with Advanced Learning Plans to help stimulate their genius.

Special Education Needs

Inclusive education is what we strive to provide. Which is why students with special needs are also treated at par with their peers.

What makes us one of the best secondary school in Dubai is the special provisions and additional support that we provide to students wherever required. The student’s special education needs are a priority with us and to achieve this, we have broadened the reach of our educational spectrum.

Five core scholastic subjects offered in grade X are: English, Mathematics, Social Science, Science and 2nd language (Hindi/French), along-with Physical Education, Computer studies and Arabic. Islamic Studies is mandatory for all Muslim students. As recommended by KHDA, the Moral Education Programme (MEP) is mandatory for all students. Group discussions, projects, field-trips, presentations, activities, and community service are intertwined into the subject of study. All students get the opportunity to take part in our after school Activities and Additional Support Programmes.