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Australian International School Sharjah Q & A

Australian International School (also known as AIS) is a K-12 private school located in Muweileh, Sharjah. It was the first Australian school established in the Middle East and says it is the first example of the State Government of Queensland entering into a partnership to provide the Queensland curriculum ‘off shore’.
Parents' Rating
3.3 out of 5 based on 55 reviews
At a glance
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
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Availability 2021/22
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Annual fee average
AED 47,500
Annual fees
AED 32,000 - 62,000
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Opening year
School year
Sep to Jul
Steve McLuckie
Main teacher nationality
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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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.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

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:
Cultural Respect
Innovative curriculum based on the future needs of students
Safe, supportive and disciplined school environment
Positive relationships between all stakeholders

How many nationalities are represented in your school?

There are 62 nationalities at AIS, we are very multicultural.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Of the 62 nationalities at AIS, 52% of those are UAE nationals.

Does your school have a waiting list?

Currently we do not have waiting lists however most of our special needs places are now full.

How do you promote healthy eating?

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.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?

At AIS we offer a canteen for students wishing to purchase their lunch.

If yes, does it serve hot food?

The canteen at AIS offers hot meals, sandwiches, salads, corn, frozen yoghurt, water, milk and juice.

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

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.

Is there a school uniform?

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.

This school is in a Best School by parents ranking

Australian International School Sharjah is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:

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