Welcome to the Greenfield International School 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.
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“As committed IB practitioners, our staff at GIS are experienced international educators and the driving force behind the school’s academic and pastoral success. Our classrooms are vibrant student-centred environments where inquiry-based approaches are balanced with direct teaching. Our teachers actively strive to encourage children’s natural curiosity and love of learning. They take great care to support each child’s social and emotional growth.”
-Dr Allan Weston, the Principal
The school offers a variety of teacher-led sports ECAs and collaborates with the East Sports Management (ESM), the leading sports management and coaching company in the UAE, providing sports training conducted by professional coaches for both children and adults of all levels. In the past 4 years, basketball has been on the rise at GIS leading to ultimate success in 2017 when U16 boys basketball team won DASSA Cup.
A healthy lifestyle is promoted via information sessions, fitness activities and varieties of sports ECAs.
Healthy eating is promoted via information sessions about nutrition delivered by doctors.
Both, Primary and Secondary school buildings have cafeterias.
Pre-K- KG1: 7:45 am- 2:15 pm / KG2-G10: 7:45 am - 3:00 pm
The school has a dress code. Uniforms can be purchased from the official provider.
Beginning in Pre-K our students are offered the opportunity to learn French or German as a foreign language with lessons being scheduled 2-3 times a week as part of IB curriculum. Additionally, for students who express an interest in more intensive study one of these languages we offer French or German lessons as part of free extracurricular activities (DELF Prim and FIT in Deutsch 1) with a possibility of acquiring internationally recognised certificate upon passing the exams.
We are truly an international school with over 80 nationalities and, for a large number of our students, English is their second language. Therefore, for the students who speak little or no English, we offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme. Our teachers are also trained to support students accessing their regular lessons in English.
The school has dedicated prayer rooms for Muslim students.
The school supports its students in nourishing and developing their talents in music and the performing arts through teacher-led ECAs such as choir, violin and other music classes. We also collaborate with the Dubai Performing Arts Academy to bring professional dance and acting classes to our students.
To support students identified as experiencing SEND we develop personalised individual education plans (IEPs). We also ensure students who experience SEND are actively supported to participate in the process of learning as they develop their potential, and build relationships with their peers, through social interactions in age-appropriate common learning environments.
The school has a very active and involved parents committee.
Different departments (Math, Arabic, etc) within the school organise sessions where parents can participate in the teaching/learning process.
There is a number of information sessions for parents run throughout the Academic year.
Greenfield International School 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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