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Shining Star International School Abu Dhabi

School name Shining Star International School Abu Dhabi
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Indian
Qualifications or Courses CBSE, Shri Ram
Head of school Muhsin Kattayat (Principal)
Executive body or owner Sanjiv Khanna (Chairman, Founder)
Date founded April 2014
Number of students (approx) 1,400
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Mussafah, MBZ City - location map
Postal address PO Box 10924, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-5599080
Fax +971-2-5596444
Email info@shiningstarinternationalschool.com
Website www.shiningstarinternationalschool.com
School fees structure 7,900-15,500 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range 1,800 - 4,100 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 176 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 43 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 37 votes.    

Shining Star International School Abu Dhabi admissions, reviews, notes

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Shining Star International School (SSIS), Abu Dhabi, UAE (Shining Star Indian School) admission, fee schedule

SSIS not related to the Abu Dhabi Indian School, The Model School in Mussafah, or the New Indian Model School Mussafah.

Grade or Year group KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual fees (AED) 2014-2015 new students 7,900 7,900 10,300 10,300 10,500 10,500 12,500 12,500 13,500 13,500 14,500 14,500 15,500 15,500
Annual fees (AED) 2014-2015 transfer studentsc   3,690 3,185 3,185 3,185 3,255 3,255 3,435 3,700 3,700 4,160 4,235 5,460 5,460
LFPS1 students quarterly fees 2014-2015   922 796 796 796 814 814 859 925 925        
IIS1 students quarterly fees 2014-2015   922 796 796 796 814 814 859 925 925 1041 1059 1365 1365
New students quarterly fees 2014-20152 1975 1975 2575 2575 2625 2625 3125 3125 3375 3375 3625 3625 3875 3875
  1. LFPS - Little Flower Private School, IIS or IIIS - Indian Islahi Islamic School.
  2. Information conflict, fee schedule provided says it is for "Indian Islahi Students" which conflicts with the other IIS fee schedule provided. Hopefully just a typo and the first one is meant to be for new students.
  • 2014-2015 fees for new students updated (supplied Nov 2014). Books cost AED 500-900, uniforms AED 400-450, bus transport AED 3,850 per year.
    • 2014-2015 quarterly fees supplied Jun 2014. Annual fees estimated as 4x quarterly fee figures. Admission, registration fees, not supplied.
    • Monthly bus transport charges for Sep 2014: AED 350 (Mussafah), AED 385 (Abu Dhabi) (estimate AED 3,500-3,850 annually for 10 months per year, unless charges are quarterly).
    • Transfer student fee structure is for students who moved from the closed Little Flower (LFPS) and Indian Islahi (IIS) schools. The school is required by ADEC to keep fees at the discounted level for those students for 3 years..
  • Email address given as info@shiningstarinternationalschool.com but school does not reply to emails sent there. Try info.ssis@gmail.com instead.
  • Curriculum follows The Shri Ram Schools and Shri Educare Limited programs in India.
  • Location given as Sabiya, Shabia, Shabiyah, sector 12, Musaffah, Mussafah Community, Mohammed Bin Zayed City (MBZ City). Near The Model School (TMS) and Al Bashair Private School. In an old school building provided by ADEC for Shining Star to use temporarily (Al Emam Muslim School for Boys). SSIS expected to relocate to Al Wathba or Baniyas when new building constructed (location, timeline, completion date of new school project not given).
Shining Star School teaching jobs and careers
  • For job vacancies and careers send application letter and CV to shiningstarinternational.hr@gmail.com. Salary details and benefits package information not provided.
12 January 2015
  • Shining Star School website available at www.shiningstarinternationalschool.com.
  • School head, Mr Muhsin Kattyat (or Mohsin Kattayat), was previously principal of the now closed Indian Islahi Islamic School.
  • Official FB page at facebook.com/pages/Shining-star-international/1397367370555320 (FP 26 Nov 2014).
17 November 2014
  • Another email address might be info.ssis@gmail.com. Fee schedule updated but not confirmed.
  • Incorrect contact information given. Correct numbers are landline, not mobile numbers: tel +971-2-5599080 (typo 4 instead of 9) and fax +971-2-5596444.
  • Website domain www.shiningstarinternationalschool.com under construction. SSIS websites available at 2013a.brawaa.com/shiningstar_web/ (seems to be more up to date) and 2013a.brawaa.com/ma/shiningstar-html/. Not clear if these are archived pages, under development pages, or official school website pages. Different school principal photos showing, including one of Mr Ajay Kumar who is apparently the head of Mata Nand Kaur Sr. Sec. Public School in India, and one of Kaneez E Ali Abbas, principal of The City School International in Dubai.
  • FB page at facebook.com/pages/Shining-Star-International-School-LLC/1415305368731444. Might not be an official school page - shows an incorrect location, and is not updated.
03 September 2014 review
  • ADEC has set aside a plot of land in Al Wathba area for Shining Star to build a new school (Khaleej Times). The school is operating temporarily from an old government school campus in Mussafah Community, MBZ City.
  • The report also said Shining Star has 1,300 students so far (capacity 1,400), including 850 students from Indian Islahi School, and 200 from Little Flowers School.
  • The discounted or subsidised fees for the KG2-G12 transferred students ranged from AED 3,688 to AED 5,460, and the school was required to keep them at that level for 3 years. Annual fee range for new students is AED 7,900-11,625.
05 May 2014 review
  • Head's name, class levels available, postal address, fax number, student capacity, location map, teacher pay scale, not supplied.
  • Registration admission form available on website. SSIS is not an international school despite the name, school is only offering an Indian CBSE curriculum. Website shows photos of non-Indian students. Unknown if that means all nationalities are accepted.
  • Confusing contact numbers supplied as mobile +971-25549080 and +971-25596444, which don't make sense as UAE mobile phone numbers. Try +971-50-5549080 or +971-50-5596444. Or if they are landline numbers then they might be correct as +971-2-554 9080 and +971-2-559 6444. Or send us the correct numbers. Or add them to the forum topic.
  • SSIS is being opened for ex-students of the Indian Islahi Islamic School and Little Flowers Private School in Abu Dhabi, both villa schools closing in March 2014 (see 02 July 2013 announcement about Abu Dhabi villa schools being closed by the Abu Dhabi education authority).
  • New SSIS school being opened in an old ADEC government school building?
  • Opening date or starting date for Grades 5-8 students possibly 29 April 2014, for Grades 9+ students 06 May 2014 (not confirmed). Construction still going on in April 2014, school might not open until May 2014 or later.
  • SIS School LLC founder or promotor is Sanjiv Khanna, chairman of Buoy Group. Plans to open more Shining Stars schools in the UAE?
  • SSIS Abu Dhabi is not related to other Shining Star Schools:
    • Shining Star International School or Play School, New Delhi, India.
    • Shining Star International School, Bhilwara, India.
    • Shining Star International School, Jharsuguda, India.
    • Shining Star Waldorf School, Portland, Oregon, USA.
    • Shining Stars Nursery School, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, UAE.
    • Shining Stars School, Phuket, Thailand.
    • The Shining Star School, Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
School calendar UAE - term dates, holidays 2014-2015
  Semester 1 - Autumn Term Semester 2 - Spring Term Semester 3 - Summer Term
First day of term 31 Aug 2014, Sun 04 Jan 2015, Sun 12 Apr 2015, Sun
Half-term holiday      
Last day of term 18 Dec 2014, Thu 26 Mar 2015, Thu 25 Jun 2015, Thu
  • School calendar dates for 2014-2015 announced 24 Mar 2014 by the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE).

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Emirates National School MBZ City   September 2011   +971-2-5590000   K-12  Arabic, US, UK IBPYP, IBMYP, AP 22,240-55,920   
Private International English School   September 2010   +971-2-5591777   K-12  Indian CBSE 8,600-13,000  PIES reviews 


Last update 08 February 2015
General comments - might not apply to Shining Star International School Abu Dhabi
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. 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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