Life at GIIS

At GIIS, we believe in working with students to create future global citizens who are not only well educated, but also well-rounded.

To help reach that goal, we divide all of our campuses into four houses. Students are placed into a house, and inter- and intra-school competitions allow them to compete against other houses in academics, performing arts, fine arts, literature, and sports. These school and house activities help students showcase their learning while also developing a sense of teamwork and pride in individual accomplishments. GIIS Abu Dhabi offers wide range of Co Curricular and Sports activities for students form KG to senior grades.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities are those activities, often sports-based, that take place outside of the GIIS classroom, helping students develop their personalities and physical aptitude, which is a crucial part of our 9 GEMS programme.The excellent sporting infrastructure of GIIS Abu Dhabi is a like a dream come true for students. With full time coaches for all major sports disciplines, students can expect excellent opportunity for playing their favourite sports. The school offers cricket, badminton, tennis, basketball, robotics and swimming, art and craft and karate as competitive activities. Athletics forms integral part of the annual sports meet. Students are encouraged to take up after school sports activities too. Throughout the year, teams of students are sent to take part in various inter school sporting events.

Activities Inspiring Innovation

GIIS believes that our students are the innovators of tomorrow, and we strive to provide school activities that encourage our students and educators alike to practice innovation today. We define innovation as "the act of starting something for the first time in our existing context of work that would add value to our processes."

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-curricular activities take what students are learning in the classroom and builds upon that through talent shows, performances, competitions, clubs and additional classroom work. The Fine Arts programme offers a highly structured courses to students to bring out their creativity. Besides the regular art room classes, students are often taken out into the open and are given opportunity for showcasing their artistic prowess on the walls of the school in the form of colourful wall art.
Examples of our co-curricular activities include:

  • Vocal music
  • Western dance form
  • Creative Art: art & craft and robotics
  • Language learning : Hindi, French & Arabic
  • ECA (after school activities)

These clubs and activities encourage our students to delve deeper into activities and subject areas that they are passionate about. Across all the innovation, extra-curricular, or co-curricular activities, our primary goal is to incite passion and provide a fun way for students to discover and embrace the spirit of relentless learning, inside as well as outside the classroom, so they can identify with different interests, passions and personalities.

To learn more about the way our school activities help mould students into future leaders and innovators, schedule a tour of your chosen campus today!