WHAT IS THE ADMISSION PROCESS FOR GLOBAL MONTESSORI?
It is quite simple, really. You are required to fill the registration form available online at admissions.schoolofthefuture.sg, submit documents as per the checklist and get your child to take our assessment test. Next, pay the registration and the term fee, and viola: It's done!
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEED FOR ADMISSION?
A list of all documents required for the admission process are mentioned on this website.
WHEN DOES THE ACADEMIC SESSION START?
The academic session for the students enrolling to Nursery - Grade 11 starts from April. For CBSE Grade 12 students, the term starts in February, while for IBDP (Yr1 & Yr2), the term starts in July.
WHAT IS A SIBLING DISCOUNT?
All siblings of an existing GIIS student will get a waiver of 25% in tuition fees only when they seek admission in GIIS schools.
WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION?
Upon submission of all documents, the student has to appear for an aptitude test which is used with a sole purpose of determining his/her eligible grade.
WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR GMP ADMISSION?
For Nursery-level admissions in GMP, the child should be two-and-a-half years old and above. For admission to kindergarten 1, the child should be three years old and above before March 31.
GIIS SMART Campus
IS THERE BE A KINDERGARTEN IN THE SMART CAMPUS?
Yes there are Nursery, K1 and K2 levels at the SMART Campus. Siblings of existing students will get preference.
HOW IS THE SMART CAMPUS BETTER?
The Campus is a state-of-the-art facility designed to specifically impart 21st century learning skills in the students.
The campus has dedicated spaces to encourage students to innovate, create and try out new things making them comfortable with the education style of the future.
WILL THERE BE A FEE INCREASE DUE TO THE MOVE?
No. There will be no increase in the fee structure as a result of the move.
DO THE FEES REMAIN THE SAME FOR ALL GIIS CAMPUSES ?
Yes. Fees will be standard across all GIIS campuses in Singapore. Parents are free to choose the campus of their liking or convenience.
IS THERE A PLAYGROUND IN THE SMART CAMPUS?
Yes. The new SMART Campus will have indoor as well as outdoor play areas for Badminton, Cricket, Basketball, Soccer and Tennis.
ARE CLASSROOMS EQUIPPED WITH SMART BOARDS?
GIIS SMART Campus has adopted very advanced systems and technologies to make the learning process a fun and productive process. That involves the use of technology like Smart Boards, which are interactive options to the traditional whiteboards in a classroom.
WHAT IS THE NEAREST MRT STATION TO THE SMART CAMPUS?
The SMART Campus at Punggol is situated at 27, Punggol Field Walk, S 828649. We are very well connected via MRT and LRT lines. The Campus is less than 200 meter walk to the Coral Edge LRT line. Visitors can walk along the covered pathway from the LRT station to the Campus. GIIS will also provide a shuttle-service to and from the Campus and LRT station.
CAN WE TOUR THE SMART CAMPUS?
You may see the available dates for the Campus tour and register here.
IS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO ALL?
School bus services are available in the GIIS SMART Campus.
WHAT MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO ENSURE SAFETY AND SECURITY IN THE SMART CAMPUS?
The SMART Campus is a huge facility fully equipped with a variety of relevant safety apparatus in place to ensure the security of students, staff and visitors.
A network of CCTV surveillance cameras have been strategically mounted around the campus to monitor every activity in real time. There will also be a 24x7 presence of security guards on the campus to safeguard the facility.
CAN WE KNOW MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE CAFETERIA?
The new SMART Campus has three cafeterias to cater to over 1000 students simultaneously, serving Local, Asian, Oriental and Western cuisines. Food is cooked at the kitchens within the campus. Students can pay by cashless means and parents will be able to pre-order food via the school portal.
WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY OF PARENT–TEACHER MEETINGS?
Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs) are regularly arranged by the school and parents are informed of such schedules via MyGIIS portal.
Apart from this, parents are free to meet with the teachers after school hours with a prior appointment obtained through our MyGIIS portal.
HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH CLASS TEACHERS?
The campus has MyGIIS, which is a very comprehensive student-teacher-parent portal, which manages all the communications and school processes. Teachers and parents communicate through this portal.
WHAT ABOUT ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLACEMENTS?
Every year, some of the best universities from around the world visit the GIIS campuses, and make presentations about their campuses and programmes to the aspiring students and parents. In future, the school shall make such interactions available through virtual classrooms.
Over the last few years, the school has arranged for over 500 university placement sessions, and in 2017 representatives from over 100 universities interacted with GIIS students.
HOW MANY ACADEMIC TERMS ARE THERE IN A YEAR?
There are three Academic Terms in a year. April to July, August to November, and December to March. Our session starts in April and ends in March the next year.
WHAT CURRICULA ARE BEING OFFERED?
The curricula offered at GIIS is multi-layered. For Nursery and Kindergarten students, we offer Global Montessori Plus (GMP) and for Grade 1 - 7 there is CBSE, for Grade 8 -10 there is IGCSE Cambridge or CBSE, and for Grade 11-12, CBSE or International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP).
WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL TIMINGS?
The school starts at 9.00 a.m and ends at 3.40 p.m. For Nursery and Kindergarten students, the school timings are from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
WHERE CAN I BUY STUDENT UNIFORMS?
We have a dedicated shop which caters to the uniform needs of students. The shop is:
Bibi and Baba, #02- 28, Far East Shopping Centre, 545 Orchard Road, S 238882.
It is advised not to buy sports uniform for the child until the child has been allocated a school House.
WHAT ARE THE 2ND AND 3RD LANGUAGE OPTIONS OFFERED?
GIIS offers Hindi, Tamil and French as optional second languages. A third language is introduced in Grade 6 and students have the option of choosing between Mandarin, Spanish or Sanskrit.
IS THERE A BOOK SHOP?
The campus has a bookshop where all books, stationary and specialised sports uniforms can be purchased after the confirmation of admission. Payments can be made via Nets.