Global Indian School Abu Dhabi
Global Indian School Abu Dhabi
|School name||Global Indian School Abu Dhabi|
|Type of institute||private K-12 school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality||Indian|
|Qualifications or Courses||ICSE|
|Head of school||Dr Heena Rachh (Principal)|
|Executive body or owner||GIIS Singapore, Global K12 Education MENA FZ-LLC|
|Date founded||September 2015|
|Number of students (approx)|
|Number of staff (approx)|
|School area, location map||Baniyas City, Bani Yas East|
|Postal address||Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|School fees structure||10,600-12,550 dhs per year (2019-2020)|
|Teacher salary range||2,400 - 3,300 dhs per month (estimate only)|
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Global Indian International School Abu Dhabi (GIIS-AUH, GIISAD) tuition fees and information
See also Global Indian School Dubai, another UAE GIIS campus (open 2010-2012 and again in 2017). Both schools are operated by the Global Schools Foundation (GSF), unrelated to Global Educational Solutions which operate the Global Indian School in Al Ain and the International Indian School of Abu Dhabi (also in Baniyas).
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2019-2020||10,600||10,600||10,910||11,110||11,320||11,520||11,730||11,940||12,140||12,140||12,350||12,350||12,550||12,550|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2015-2016|
- Boys and girls segregated in senior levels?
- 2019-2020 additional costs include (annual): books AED 600-900, bus transport AED 5,000, uniforms AED 730. Also exam fees AED 40-70 (Grades 3-10).
- Location address: Street 12, Plot 17, behind Lulu Hypermarket, Baniyas East.
- Scholarship possibilities for Grade 11 students (Nov 2019 information):
- Zayed Gandhi Scholarship up to 75% for tuition fees based on humanitarian grounds.
- Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Merit Scholarship, up to 50% for tuition fee based on achievement.
- Teaching jobs and careers at GIIS Abu Dhabi: apply online at the GSF careers website, careers.globalindianschool.org.
04 November 2019
- Whatsapp contact numbers: +971-52-2181585, + 971-50-3692316, +971-50-3692313. Not checked if also valid mobile numbers. Landline number updated.
- Other landline contact numbers: Transport office: +971-2-5079509, mobile +971-50-1037151. School medical clinic: +971-2-5079504. Accounts: +971-2-5079522.
- Domain www.giisabudhabi.org forwards to ae.globalindianschool.org/abu-dhabi/
- Opening date was delayed from Apr 2015 to Sep 2015 for nursery or KG students, and Apr 2016 for primary school students.
Indian curriculum, location Baniyas City? Same organisation that operated GIIS in Dubai before it was renamed with new operator or franchise holder. AUH GIIS first proposed in March 2010 without a timeline, later an opening date of April 2014 was given by ADEC according to a 22 May 2013 report in GN Xpress. Revised opening date given as April 2015.
04 December 2014 - admission registrations open and new opening date
- Location map, capacity, opening date, head's name, not supplied.
- GIIS Abu Dhabi plans to open in April 2015 ... apparently. Admission registrations might open January 2015, but enquiries and applications can be made now?
- School website at www.giisabudhabi.org. Limited information so far, mostly repeats global information from other GIIS websites. No location map or fees schedule. Does have online enquiry and admission forms.
- ScorePlus (Score Plus) assumed to be no longer involved with GIIS Abu Dhabi.
- For admission applications send email to email@example.com or tel (mobile) +971-52-2181585.
- FB page at facebook.com/pages/Global-Indian-International-School-GIIS-Abu-Dhabi-Campus-UAE/471333336310475 (26 Dec 2013).
- GIIS plans to open initially for classes KG-6, higher levels in later years. Boys and girls segregated in senior levels.
- Construction - Barek Engineering, consultant - Dewan Architects and Engineers.
- Plot location (Barek Engineering) given as EB8, P-17, Baniyas (Bani Yas East 8). Built up area (BUA) 19,000-22,000 sq meters (different figures reported).
20 October 2014 review
- Construction contract for GIIS Abu Dhabi announced. Awarded to Barek Engineering in Abu Dhabi.
- Plans are for a campus with built-up area of 20,000 sq meters in a G+2 building, capacity 1700 students from classes KG to 6, and expansion to higher levels up to Standard 12 in later years.
- Facilities planned include Montessori labs, language labs, IT labs, primary and secondary school libraries, audio-visual room, kindergarten play area, indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, climbing wall, graffiti wall, auditorium, gymnasium, activity rooms for art, dance, drama, music, dance, art and drama.
01 October 2013 review
- A report in The National about six new Indian schools opening in Abu Dhabi in 2014 and 2015 said that GIIS was "... in the process of obtaining building approvals from the municipality" without giving any further information. Nothing provided by GIIS and nothing found on GIIS website to indicate they were planning to open a campus in Abu Dhabi.
22 June 2013 review
- GIIS withdrew from the Dubai franchise in Jul 2012, GIIS Dubai was renamed as the Ambassador School. Since original information for GIIS Abu Dhabi was from franchise holders, unknown if GIIS Abu Dhabi plans still exist. Probably not for the time being.
27 March 2010 review
- A Global Indian International School (GIIS) branch in Abu Dhabi is under consideration by the Global International Indian School Dubai owners or franchise holders (Score Plus Education, ScorePlus Education) according to a 27 March 2010 report in The National about a shortage of places in Indian schools in Abu Dhabi - the owner of Dubai's Global Indian International School, has announced plans to open a new school in the capital, for which it hopes to use an existing building. It has also indicated that it would be willing to build a new school.
- Curriculum assumed to be ICSE as for the Dubai GIIS, rather than CBSE, but not confirmed. IB is also possible?
- No timeline given for the proposed school, no further information supplied or found.
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|Repton School Abu Dhabi||September 2013||primary||UK||55,000-61,000|
Last update 04 November 2019
General comments - might not apply to Global Indian School Abu Dhabi
- Many popular schools are full for 2019-2020. New schools in Abu Dhabi might have places.
- Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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