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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||22 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Average number of students per class||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Hindi, Tamil, French, Spanish, Sanskrit, Mandarin.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Homework is an integral part of teaching and serves to further reinforce what has been taught in class. Homework will be minimal and not stressful.
|Entry evaluation for students||
In order to evaluate new applications on a common ground for students from different educational systems, an aptitude test is conducted as part of the admissions process.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Interaction session, reading and writing assignment, written test.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Admissions are open throughout the year.
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diploma, GCSE, ICSE
|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
The school does admit children who have borderline learning needs. An in-house behavioural counsellor is present, for addressing minor learning and behavioural needs.
|Student access to education psychologist||
Yes, the school has a child counsellor who is professionally trained to understand, empathise and discuss any problem or situation with children. All discussions with the counsellors are strictly confidential.
|School start time||
School starts at 9:00 am.
|School finish time||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
GIIS campuses conduct a wide range of co-curricular activities. There is no additional charge for participation in extra or co-curricular activities. It is all inclusive in the fees.
|School provided lunches||
The school has a canteen, where students can purchase their snacks and meals.
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
East Coast Campus: dance studio, yoga studio, soccer ground, cricket ground, table tennis, badminton courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, stadium with 400m synthetic athletic track, volleyball courts, multipurpose hall.
Queenstown Campus: dance studio, yoga studio, badminton courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer ground, cricket ground, table tennis.
Balestier Campus: dance studio, yoga studio, soccer ground, cricket ground, table tennis, 3 indoor badminton courts, basketball court, tennis courts, sports room.
Mountbatten Campus: yoga room, indoor play room, outdoor play area.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
GIIS organises a lots of sports and extra-curricular events. Inter-house and inter-school level competitions are held throughout the academic year, to foster the spirit of healthy competition and sportsmanship amongst students.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Instituted with the mission of providing quality education, Global Indian International School (GIIS) made its humble beginning in 2002. Over the years, as the school widened its presence across Asia, it strengthened its base in Singapore with three sprawling campuses in Queenstown, East Coast and Balestier.
Today, GIIS' campuses in Singapore are recognised for their hallmark initiatives in educational excellence, environment conservation, peace and value-based education, and community integration. Students receive wide exposure through participation in various school activities and external programmes, providing fruitful opportunities for learning and overall personality development.
|Teaching approach of the school||
GIIS encourages curiosity in their students through a balanced and holistic approach towards education. GIIS curriculum delivery mechanism prepares students for unseen challenges in a dynamic and multifaceted global environment.
The Nine Gems™ model, GIIS' proprietary and award-winning tool for all-around character development, is an integrated holistic approach to learning. The model balances academics with nine key focus areas, which include personality development; creativity development; sports excellence; leadership and entrepreneurship development; fine and performing arts, and foreign languages; community, action and service; ethics and discipline; and clubs & hobbies.