CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE 2021

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

The past is like using the rearview mirror of a car. Its good to glance back and see how far we’ve come, but if you stare too long, you will miss what’s right in front of you– Unknown

2022 has been a standout year for SSIS and the entire Shining Star community. Our Shining Stars were finally all back in school after 2 long years and the halls and grounds once again echoed with the familiar sounds of teaching, laughter and children at play. It allowed all of us to go back to the old normal, as it used to be pre 2020 and for that we are ever so grateful.

This was also the year when T4 education shortlisted SSIS as a Global top 10 school in Innovation, for incorporating Gratitude in the school curriculum and this accolade makes me a very proud Chairman. The school was founded 8 years ago to continue Shri. Anmol Ratan’s (Founder) mission of teaching children regardless of ethnicity and background and ‘Gratitude’ is a great learning experience for our Shining Stars, as it makes them appreciate the advantages they have, while also appreciating life in general. SSIS is now being recognized for our tagline – WE DON’T TEACH DIFFERENT THINGS, WE TEACH DIFFERENTLY and this requires all of us to constantly innovate, as we strive for excellence in improving our standards including teaching and learning.

I am pleased to announce that we will be enhancing the SSIS brand by creating new processes and benchmarking new standards in 2023 -24. We have come a long way from when we started and we are now going to enter the FAST TRACK TO EXCELLENCE.

These are exciting times. The Board has envisaged a great future for this institution which will be possible only with your contribution, zeal, commitment and dedication. I am positive and very hopeful that you will all join me in this endeavor, and I ask that you embrace the spirit of change that will sweep through the school in the new year.

I would like to thank each one of you, whatever your responsibility, for your efforts in 2022-23.  We are all one team and we jointly share a love for this institution and together we shall make it a great one.

My best wishes to you and your family for a prosperous, delightful, healthy and an extremely happy New Year 2023.

Stay safe and keep Smiling!

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch

SANJIV KHANNA

Chairperson – Shining Star International School

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

Dear Stars and Potential Parents,
Welcome to the SSIS portal. I am honored that you are considering our school as your gateway to learning.
As a child, I often heard my father echo the words of Malcolm X – ‘Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.’ He was a huge fan of learning and often sponsored education costs of children belonging to less fortunate households in our neighborhood. He believed that going to school was the birthright of every child and he spent a lot of time in his later years, convincing his friends and peers to support his endeavors.
He lovingly referred to all these children as his ‘STARS’ and was so proud of them, when they began to shine in their chosen fields. He kept abreast of all their achievements and would proudly recount all their successes, as if they were his own children.
In 2014 when an opportunity presented itself, I took a six-month sabbatical from my businesses, to set up Shining Star International School.
We are a young institution, but our teachers have over a 1000 years of collective teaching experience between them. They have all been handpicked for their respective roles and share a common passion of nurturing young minds. At SSIS, education is not just about imparting bookish knowledge. We teach our children the importance of wisdom, courage, humility and integrity and believe that highly motivated and confident young adults become natural leaders in their peer groups, whilst also having the edge if faced with any of life’s future challenges.
The Abu Dhabi community’s response to Shining Star International School has encouraged us to start building a state-of-the art campus at Wathba which will become operational in 2020-21.
Thank you for taking the time out to familiarize yourself with our school. On behalf of my team, I extend a personal invitation to visit our campus and trust you will be soon be part of our international family.

Wishing you and your families a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2019 – 20.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch

SANJIV KHANNA

Chairperson – Shining Star International School