International Indian School, Dammam

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International Indian School Dammam
'In Quest Of Excellence'
Saudi Arabia Rakah Al Shamaliyah, Saudi Arabia
Type Public
Established 10 October 1982
Principal Dr. EK Mohammed Shaffe
Faculty 776
Grades K-12
Number of students 17,366
Affiliations CBSE

The International Indian School, Dammam (IISD), formerly 'Indian Embassy School Dammam' (IESD), was founded on 10 October 1982. The school is a non-profit institution 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 17,366 students, 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 – Humanities, Science and Commerce.

The students have done well in co-curricular activities and have participated at the national level in badminton, cricket, football, table tennis and athletics.

This school has recently come first in cluster meet.

Physical & Health Education[edit]

The school has a huge football ground with grass. It also has a cricket pitch. Also, the school provides basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and athletic facilities. The school has excellent sports teachers. The School provides a multi-purpose gymnasium with high-tech equipments for physical training of the students during and after school hours under supervision. Boys have opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and recreation activities.

More about the school[edit]

The school is affiliated (affiliation No. 5730002) to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), 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.Famous television actor Karan Singh Grover had studied in this school.