Global Indian International School
|Global Indian International School Singapore|
SMART Campus Punggol, East Coast Campus
|School type||Private International School|
|Chairman||Mr Atul Temurnikar|
|SMART Campus principal||Melissa Maria|
|Faculty||200 academic; 70 admin (2019)|
|Enrolment||Over 40 nationalities, with students from India, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand|
|Average class size||25|
|Education system||IB PYP, Cambridge CLSP, IGCSE, IB, CBSE|
|Classes offered||Grades K-12|
|Language||English, Hindi, Tamil, French and Spanish|
|Campus||SMART Campus, East Coast Campus|
|Houses||Sunflower (yellow), Chrysanthemum (purple), Hibiscus (Red), Orchid (Blue)|
|Slogan||Nurturing Future Citizens|
|Accreditation||IB, University of Cambridge IGCSE, Central Board of Secondary Education, EduTrust Singapore|
Global Indian International School (GIIS) is an international school established in 2002, initiated and head quartered in Singapore. GIIS has presence in over 7 countries and 21 campuses which include those in Singapore (East Coast and PG - SMART Campus), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), India (Hyderabad, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Noida, Bangalore, and Indore), UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Thailand (Bangkok), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) and Japan (Tokyo). Their network of schools is educating thousands of students from more than 50 nationalities.
GIIS is a Singapore-based network of schools established in 2002 under the aegis of Global Schools Foundation with the aim of providing quality education to the expatriate community in Singapore. The school has since expanded across South East Asia, Japan, Middle East and India.
- Mr Atul Temurnikar – Co-founder and Chairman, GSF
- Mr Kaustubh Bodhankar - Deputy Chief Executive Officer
- Mr Rajeev Katyal - Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Students undergo the Nine GEMS™ teaching methodology, a proprietary learning approach that integrates academics with sports, performing arts, entrepreneurship and character development. Educational programmes include:
- Global Montessori Plus (GMP) Programme
- Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
- International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)
- Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP)
- Cambridge’s International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
The school uses data science to analyse students' learning patterns to enable teachers to create more effective study methods. Instead of physical examination scripts, examinations are conducted digitally via the Integrated Digital Examinations & Assessment System, where questions are delivered on tablets. Written answers will be digitised using high-speed scanners and examiners can in turn securely view the answers online.
Textbooks from India's National Council of Educational Research and Training are used in the teaching of Sanskrit, a compulsory subject for the school's primary school pupils.
Open to students aged between 14 and 17, GIIS' three-day entrepreneurship bootcamp is an initiative under the Global Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GCIE). The bootcamp comprise hands-on workshops and allows students to develop new ideas and pitch it to real-world investors.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workshops provide students with a deeper understanding of important concepts through hands-on learning. Courses include Code-A-Drone, Invent for Life, Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing of the Future and Virtual Reality and Robotics. Students engage in real world engineering problems to boost their critical thinking and collaboration skills. It also helps them explore the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design, with practical knowledge of the engineering behind skyscrapers, bridges and roads.
Leadership Lecture Series
Political, cultural, artistic, athletic and scientific leaders are invited to discuss real-world problems and solutions with students. Guest lecturers include Sara Ali Khan, Aamir Khan, Tony Blair, Harsheep Kaur and Virendar Sehwag. In 2017, Aamir Khan visited the Global Indian International School to encourage students to discover their hidden talent and live their dreams without compromise. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, for instance, met GIIS students in Singapore in 2018 and emphasised on the importance of interpersonal relationships. He was quoted as saying, "To lead, learn about what makes people tick and how they think."
To support learning, GIIS schools are equipped with IT labs, interactive screens, 3D printers, Wi-Fi connectivity, laptops, robotics, language and math labs, as well as artificial intelligence and audiovisual spaces.
Extra Curricular Activities
Extra-curricular activities at GIIS include basketball, tennis, soccer, badminton, cricket and many more. Students who excel at these sports can join the school's Gold Squad Programme, which assigns specialist coaches to students for participation in inter-school competitions and at the national level. Sports technology is also deployed to analyse the performance of players and to craft sports strategies.
Awards and Accolades
Students have topped the global International Baccalaureate, IGCSE and CBSE programmes. The school has also won more than 100 education excellence awards from local and international quality organisations.
In 2017, the school won the Friend of Singa award, which aims to encourage good acts among students. Students created a "Garden of Generosity", which was a display board that noted down the kind acts by peers and staff at the school.
The school clinched the Mariners' Junior Cup, a cricket tournament for Under-14 players, at the Mariners' Premier League (MPL) in 2016.
There are 22 GIIS campuses in seven countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and India. GIIS has opened a new campus in Singapore called the "School of the Future" SMART Campus at Punggol, Singapore.
The 33,000 sqm, seven-storey SMART campus is located in Punggol, Singapore, with more than 130 classrooms. It is jointly designed by architects from the US, Australia, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, along with a team of 90 teachers who gave suggestions on the infrastructure design of the school.
The SMART Campus was officially inaugurated on 13 February 2019 by Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister in Prime Minister’s Office and Member of Parliament Pasir Ris – Punggol GRC.
Students learn via the Small Learning communities concept, which is a 'school within a school' Finnish philosophy. Facilities at the SMART campus include interactive TV display panels, tablets, projectors and 'virtual classroom' e-learning technology. Other features include 40GB fibre broadband connectivity and the use of facial recognition for attendance-taking. Smart TV panels are used as digital whiteboards or for the live transmission of fields trips and virtual interaction with students from other schools. In-class cameras will record lectures, which can be re-accessed by students during revision.
Digital lockers on campus are tagged to student cards and a facial recognition device automatically unlocks classroom doors after school hours. The school's digital traffic management system allows parents to track when school buses are leaving the school with their kids, and whether the buses will be held up by traffic congestion. The school's smart restrooms are also equipped with ammonia sensors to ensure an odour-free environment.
The school features 47 skills-based studios such as radio and television studios and innovation labs. The three research centres in the school focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, robotics and artificial intelligence, and design technology.
The school deploys NBA-level technology to help students improve their sports performance. Students will wear trackers and tags during games which capture player movements through tracking devices like sensors and cameras. These devices will help accurately map the sports field, individual performance and gather game statistics during intra-school and inter-school competitions. Game data is captured by the Sports Performance Enhancing Data Analytics System (SPEDAS) and further analysed to enhance the performances of individual players and the team.
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