Shining Star International School invites students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds ensuring a vibrant, joyful and diversified community within the school.
All students are engaged in holistic learning whilst cherishing an environment in which they excel academically, emotionally and socially.

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1. Pre-Admission Procedure →
  1. Parents complete the online registration form 2018-2019 and submit their complete details.
  2. Once applied, an auto generated Acknowledgement mail would be sent to the parent  with all details of the admission process.

Note: School is not responsible for incorrect details and  incomplete forms.

2. Criteria for Admission →

Shining Star International School believes in the principle that a good liberal education is a participative process, in which the child is a key participant. In keeping with the spirit of this principle an interaction is done with the child. This facilitates the school in understanding the child’s readiness for the class to which he or she applied.

For the KG Section & G1.

  1. Selection process of students of KG & Gr.1 is direct assessment. The School committee interacts with the child and makes the final decision.
  2. Preferences are given to the siblings of existing students.
  3. Age stipulations are strictly observed and the parent is responsible for compliance as required.
  4. Admission is based on the age reached on 31st March of the year in which admission is sought.
  5. Age is based on the date mentioned in the legal passport or birth certificate.

For G2 – G9:

  1. Aptitude Tests are conducted. The Application Form with supporting documents have to be        presented to the School Staff / examination in charge before attending the entrance test.
  1. Based on the information received from the entrance answer sheets, students and parents may be asked to meet with the senior leadership team.
  2. Common Entrance Test papers are set for subjects like English & Mathematics.

For G11: For entrance to Class XI, admission is considered on the basis of the Board’s result of Class X and the entrance test. Admission is subject to merit and vacancy.

Overseas candidates may come for the interaction after informing the Admissions Dept of their availability for the interaction if they are unable to come on the given date.

3. Checklist for Admission →

The following documents are required during the admission:

  1. Application Form (Printed copy of Online Registration Form)
  2. 5 coloured Passport size Photographs
  3. Coloured Passport Copies of: A) Student  B) Father C) Mother (First Page + Valid Visa Page + Address Page)
  4. Coloured copies of both the sides of Emirates ID of Student, Father & Mother
  5. Coloured copy of student’s Medical Insurance Card
  6. Attested coloured copy of Birth Certificate
  7. Birth Certificate issued in UAE – Only foreign affairs
  8. Birth Certificate issued outside UAE- (i) Notary (ii) Home Department (iii) Respective Embassy Abu Dhabi (iv) Foreign Affairs Abu Dhabi
  9. Original Transfer Certificate
  1. Inside Abu Dhabi – Online Transfer eSIS

ii Outside Abu Dhabi (i) Zone of particular Emirates (ii) ADEC

Iii. Outside UAE- (i) District Educational Officer of the particular syllabus/Section Officer, Regional Office (ii) Respective Embassy Abu Dhabi (iii) Foreign Affairs Abu Dhabi

  1. Progress Report
  2. A complete Health Form with copies of Immunization records
  3. Water & Electricity Bill
4. Post Admission Procedure →

After the admission is taken, Admission slip (which includes details like Admin No, Class & Div., Parents Details etc.) and receipt of payment is handed over to the payer and the same is required to be presented by them on the first day of School and at the time of collecting books/uniform.
Emirates IDs (Student, Father, Mother) are scanned and the student is officially registered with the school through ADEC.
The parents meet the HOD/Class Teacher with the Admission Slip on the first day of School and they in turn introduce the student to his/her respective class.

5. Prepare for School

Students start their journey of learning and growing with the school.

Registration & admission of the child:

  1. Admission is on the basis of availability of seats.
  2. Online registration is required for all procedures.

Academic fee for the session:

Please refer to school’s Fee Structure section.

Attendance of the child & adherence to the school timings:

Parents must ensure that children arrive at the school every day on time. The School Timings for all students are as below –

For KG – 7.30 AM – 12.00 PM (Sunday to Thursday)

For Grade I to XII – 7.30 AM – 2 PM (Sunday to Thursday)

The school is strictly in adherence to the policies and ADEC.

For further details please refer to  Parent’s Handbook

FEE STRUCTURE 2019-2020

Grades Tution Fees TUITION IST TERM (0% VAT) APRIL TO SEPT TUITION IIND TERM (0% VAT) OCT TO DEC TUITION IIIRD TERM (0% VAT) JAN TO MARCH BOOK UNIFORM (BASIC+VAT APPLICABLE) YEARLY FEE Transport Fee per month within shabiya (Basic+VAT Applicable) Transport Fee per month outside shabiya(Basic+VAT Applicable)
KG1 7,900 3160.00 2370.00 2370.00 495.00 396.00 8791.00 350 385
KG2 7,900 3160.00 2370.00 2370.00 495.00 396.00 8791.00 350 385
1 9,300 3720.00 2790.00 2790.00 594.00 0.00 9894.00 350 385
2 9,800 3920.00 2940.00 2940.00 594.00 0.00 10394.00 350 385
3 10,300 4120.00 3090.00 3090.00 644.00 0.00 10944.00 350 385
4 10500 4200.00 3150.00 3150.00 660.00 0.00 11160.00 350 385
5 12500 5000.00 3750.00 3750.00 660.00 0.00 13160.00 350 385
6 12500 5000.00 3750.00 3750.00 715.00 0.00 13215.00 350 385
7 13500 5400.00 4050.00 4050.00 798.00 0.00 14298.00 350 385
8 13500 5400.00 4050.00 4050.00 798.00 0.00 14298.00 350 385
9 14500 5800.00 4350.00 4350.00 880.00 0.00 15380.00 350 385
10 14500 5800.00 4350.00 4350.00 880.00 0.00 15380.00 350 385
11 15500 6200.00 4650.00 4650.00 880.00 0.00 16380.00 350 385
12 15500 6200.00 4650.00 4650.00 880.00 0.00 16380.00 350 385

FEE STRUCTURE 2018-2019

Grades Tution Fees Books Uniform Tution fees
1st Term
Tution fees
2nd Term
Tution fees
3rd Term
Tution fees
4th Term
Yearly Fees
KG1 7,900 495 396 2,370 790 2,370 2,370 8,791
KG2 7,900 495 396 2,370 790 2,370 2,370 8,791
1 10300 594 424 3090 1030 3090 3090 11,318
2 10300 594 424 3090 1030 3090 3090 11,318
3 10500 644 424 3,150 1,050 3,150 3,150 11,568
4 10500 660 424 3,150 1,050 3,150 3,150 11,584
5 12500 660 424 3,750 1,250 3,750 3,750 13,584
6 12500 715 424 3,750 1250 3,750 3,750 13,639
7 13500 798 435 4,050 1,350 4,050 4,050 14,733
8 13500 798 435 4,050 1,350 4,050 4,050 14,733
9 14500 880 435 4,350 1,450 4,350 4,350 15,815
10 14500 880 435 4,350 1,450 4,350 4,350 15,815
11 15500 880 435 4,650 1,550 4,650 4,650 16,815
12 15500 880 435 4,650 1,550 4,650 4,650 16,815

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answer to all your Questions

1. What is the age criteria for seeking admission to Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2?

Kindergarten 1: Three (3) years & Eight (8) months as on 31st March of the relevant year Kindergarten 2: Four (4) years & Eight (8) months as on 31st March of the relevant year Grade 1 : Five (5) years & Eight (8) months as on 31st March of the relevant year and so on for higher grades.

2. What are the documents required at the time of admission?
  1. Application Form (Printed copy of Online Registration Form)
  2. 5 coloured Passport size Photographs
  3. Coloured Passport Copies of: A) Student  B) Father C) Mother (First Page + Valid Visa Page + Address Page)
  4. Coloured copies of both the sides of Emirates ID of Student, Father & Mother
  5. Coloured copy of student’s Medical Insurance Card
  6. Attested coloured copy of Birth Certificate
  7. Birth Certificate issued in UAE – Only foreign affairs
  8. Birth Certificate issued outside UAE- (i) Notary (ii) Home Department (iii) Respective Embassy Abu Dhabi (iv) Foreign Affairs Abu Dhabi
  9. Original Transfer Certificate

i Inside Abu Dhabi – Online Transfer eSIS

ii Outside Abu Dhabi (i) Zone of particular Emirates (ii) ADEC

Iii. Outside UAE- (i) District Educational Officer of the particular syllabus/Section Officer, Regional Office (ii) Respective Embassy Abu Dhabi (iii) Foreign Affairs Abu Dhabi

  1. Progress Report
  2. A complete Health Form with copies of Immunization records
  3. Water & Electricity Bill
3. Are mid-term admissions allowed at SSIS Abu Dhabi Campus?

Mid-term admissions are allowed and are subject to vacancies and also depends on submission of Transfer Certificate (TC) with the class of relevant continuation.

4. If I am relocating to Abu Dhabi from overseas, in which class will my child be admitted?

The child is admitted in the next class if he/she is joining in the beginning of a new academic year and possesses a passed and promoted Transfer Certificate (TC) from the previous school. If the child is moving in between the academic years then, he/she continues in the same class as currently pursuing.

5. What is the staff-student ratio?

In classes at SSIS, the staff-student ratio is 20:1

6. How many students do you have in each grade?

KG Section: 25 students per class

G1 – G12: 30 students per class

7. Can you give me more information on the Assessments which are part of the admission process?

KG & Grade 1: A direct interaction is held with the Principal & the School Counsellor.

Grade 2 – Grade 9: An Entrance Test is conducted in English and Maths.

Grade XI (Commerce): An Entrance Test is conducted in Maths.

Grade XI (Science) : An Entrance Test is conducted in Maths and Science.

8. What are the regular school timings?

For KG – 7.30 AM – 12.00 PM (Sunday to Thursday)

For Grade I to XII – 7.30 AM – 2 PM (Sunday to Thursday)

9. What are the curriculum options available at SSIS Abu Dhabi campus?

SSIS Abu Dhabi campus offers CBSE (Indian Curriculum)

10. When does the academic year start and end?

The new academic year for all classes begins in the month of April and closes in the month of March.

11. What are the safety and security measures practiced at the school?

The safety and security of our students is of utmost concern. The school has an in-house security system in place at the school. The campus is monitored round-the-clock through CCTV installations, and security guards are present 24/7 in the school premises.

All visitors entering the campus are required to produce a proof of identification and receive a Visitor Pass from the Guard House. Unauthorized personnel are not granted access under any circumstances.

12. What if my child gets sick at school or faces a medical emergency?

The school has an in-house medical care facility which is operated by a HAAD-qualified nurse at all times during the school hours. Basic first aid can be administered by the nurse. For major medical support, the student is taken to a nearby hospital in consultation with an on-call school doctor, and parents are intimated immediately.

13. Does the school offer counselling services to its students?

Yes. The school has a qualified and experienced school counsellor who is professionally trained to help the students focus on academic career and social/emotional development. All discussions with the counsellors are strictly confidential.

14. How does the School Transportation System work in the School?

The transport system ensures complete safety and security of every child. The details of bus routes, pick-up and drop-off points, time schedules and transportation fees communicated to the parents at the time of admission of students. The school buses are provided with female attendants and a GPS tracker.

Only school transportation and parents’ own transports are allowed within the campus. All decisions made by the Transport Operator as per the School Transport Policy are final. All buses have designated pick up and drop off points. An Operations Executive of the Transport Vendor is always available at the school and parents can meet the Executive during the school hours.