Curriculum: Australian (Queensland)/IB Diploma
Affiliations: AIS is a 'Recognised School' as under the Queensland Education Act and is affiliated with: Queensland Department of Education and Training, Education Queensland International, the International Baccalaureate Association, the Middle East IB Association, Australian International Schools Association, Australian International Nursery and the Knowledge Workx Foundation.
Grades: KG to Grade 12
Fees: 36,700 AED to 66,300 AED
Location: Meleiha Road, Sharjah
Distance from Silicon Oasis: 26 Km/23 mins
The Buzz: AIS is the only learning institution in the Middle East recognised as an ‘Australian school outside Australia’.
Facilities: The school has a 19,000-strong book library with online loaning system, an indoor 25 metre pool, newly revamped canteen with healthy food choices, large indoor multipurpose hall with double indoor basketball courts, three large grass outdoor pitches, specialist science labs and is a 'Google School' utilising the Google Apps for Education.
Subject Options: Not available
Exam Results: Not available
What WSA says: Another impressive Australian import located in Sharjah, the school offers the Queensland curriculum for the early years through to Grade 10, where students then decide between the IB Diploma or continuing with onwards with the Australian programme.
Sport and music remain central to the educational philosophy at AIS with a focus on inclusion and impressive programming in both.
Extracurricular Activities: Numerous options tailored to the age of the child. Teacher led activities take place each Wednesday while the remaining days offer sports and activities provided by external providers.