Welcome to the Australian International School Sharjah official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.
AIS provides exceptional education in a school that respects the culture, faith and language of the people of the UAE. AIS has established a reputation for excellence that attracts many families to seek enrolment for their children.
AIS has consciously built strong traditions of:
Innovative curriculum based on the future needs of students
Safe, supportive and disciplined school environment
Positive relationships between all stakeholders
There are 62 nationalities at AIS, we are very multicultural.
Of the 62 nationalities at AIS, 52% of those are UAE nationals.
Currently we do not have waiting lists however most of our special needs places are now full.
AIS has a healthy eating policy. Food and drinks supplied by the school are consistent with the 'Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia'. This includes food and drink available in the canteen, school excursions, school camps, fundraising, classroom rewards, school sports days and other school events.
Children’s daily food and drink intake must provide the nutrients and energy required for growth, physical and cognitive development, resistance to infection and protection against the development of disease.
The Australian School will work with parents to ensure children have access to healthy food and drink at all times.
At AIS we offer a canteen for students wishing to purchase their lunch.
The canteen at AIS offers hot meals, sandwiches, salads, corn, frozen yoghurt, water, milk and juice.
School commences at 8am and finishes at 3pm except on a Wednesday during the weeks when there are Extra Curricular activities when school finishes on 3.45pm.
At the Australian International School, it is very important for students to take pride in their appearance. The school uniform identifies a sense of community within the school. Students may only wear school uniform items.
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I just visited your site. I am an Australian passport holder, we are moving to Sharjah and I have 5 years old son. He should be in year 1 by next year. Can you tell me the enrollment time please?
Best regards, Thabit
For specific enrollment issues, you need to contact the school directly. Contact details are found at the top of the review.
I am Australian and my husband is Omani. Our 4 children go to this school. Our eldest was at the school from the first day it opened. This school is amazing. My children are all learning the same things that I learnt at the same age back in Australia. The school teaches Arabic, Islamic and the swimming and sport facilities are great. The teachers are always so supportive to both parents and students. The principal is always seen around the school and is not just sitting behind her desk as many principals do. I can't rave about this school enough and the teachers are the cherry on top of this huge educational cake.
Only international because of teachers. Most teachers good, management not so. Some student poorly behaved. Choose carefully.