International Indian School, Dammam
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (June 2010)|
|International Indian School Dammam|
'In Quest Of Excellence'
| Rakah Al Shamaliyah, Saudi Arabia
|Established||10 October 1982|
|Principal||Dr. EK Mohammed Shaffe|
|Number of students||17,450|
The International Indian School, Dammam (IISD), formerly 'Indian Embassy School Dammam' (IESD), was founded on 10 October 1982. The school operated exclusively to provide quality education to Indian children located in and around Ad-Dammam and Al-Khobar in Saudi Arabia. The language of instruction is English.
IISD was established on 10 Oct 1982 with 250 students and 15 teachers in a few portacabins. Today there are 17,450 students, above 776 teachers, 100 janitorial members, 30 administrative staff members and a fleet of 70 transportation buses on hire from a bus company, SAPTCO. It is the biggest school not only in the Kingdom but in the entire Gulf. It is affiliated to the CBSE and has three streams in 11th and 12th – Science, Commerce and Humanities.
The students have done well in co-curricular activities and have participated at the national level in badminton, cricket, football, table tennis and athletics.
Physical & Health Education
The school has a large cemented ground in both the boys and girls buildings. Also, the school has sports like basketball and volleyball for boys and kho-kho and throwball for girls.Badminton,table tennis and other sports are also available. The School provides a multi-purpose gymnasium with high-tech equipments for physical training for the boys only during and after school hours under supervision. Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and recreation activities.The school participates in various sporting events throughout the year.
More about the school
The school is affiliated (affiliation No. 5730002) to the Central Board of Secondary Education (IGCSE), PS I-2 Institutional Area, IP Extension, Patparganj - Delhi. It is licensed (License No.G/42) by the Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
IIS Dammam is governed by a Managing Committee elected by parents. The Ambassador of India is the Patron of the School. The Managing Committee lays down broad policies and guidelines of the school leaving the Principal and the Staff to conduct the day-to-day affairs of the school.
The girls and boys sections are differently located.
The teachers' potentials is enhanced by regular workshops, inservice training, regular pep talks and staff development programme. Despite the constraints of space, different campuses spread at different places, universal admission policy, admission round the year, the school has been functioning exceedingly well almost in copybook fashions.
New and innovative methods of teaching based on the theories of multiple intelligence and educational constructivism are introduced and the evaluation system is redesigned on the basis of continuous and comprehensive assessment. All steps are taken to make teaching and learning enjoyable in a total stress free atmosphere. The aim is to develop the multifarious talents among the children and to bring them up as a balanced personalities to face the challenges of the fast-growing world. Although looking at most of the students of IISD it seems that the school is not able to fulfill its aim.