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Welcome Message

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Parent,
My best wishes for a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. May you and your families be blessed with bountiful gifts, peace and lots of happiness.
The world has been waiting for 2020 and many believe that this year will be the cornerstone for the rest of the decade, as it unfolds to immense possibilities, new opportunities and amazing accomplishments.
Being a passionate educator and having dedicated my life to teaching, I have witnessed the impact that good schooling has on children. On behalf of SSIS and my senior management team, I promise to take your child on an unparalleled voyage of discovery, strewn with rich learning experiences as we teach them key 21st-century skills, that will give them the edge over their peers.
Naturally, we will not be able to achieve our vision for your child, if we don’t have YOU the parent, taking an active interest in your child’s great learning adventure. I, therefore, appeal to all of you to ensure that your child doesn’t miss a single day at school. When the school is in session, we want our students present, smartly attired in their school uniform.
A lot has been said about the changing landscape of education and we all know about it, since our country’s economy and employment practices are closely linked. I have often said this and strongly believe, that present jobs will become redundant in a few years and we need to prepare our children with a new set of life skills needed for the future job markets.
This is also a personal challenge, which I’ve taken up as MISSION 2030 for myself and the school I lead.
MISSION 2030 involves many new initiatives, some of which have already been started at the school and my team and I need your support to ensure that your child participates in all these learning projects. At SSIS we live with the creed “Always being the best in what we do” as we are the Shining Stars.
Work has begun on the Educational Transformation Framework as we want to be a Microsoft Showcase School by the end of this academic year. A large majority of our teachers are now certified Microsoft Innovative Educators having completed the Microsoft Innovative Educator program.
In support of the above initiative, we have also introduced the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in school. 40 tabs have been purchased by the school management to support technology-based learning and to improve independent learning skills. I will be reaching out to you with additional details over the next few weeks and I would like you to support your child in this.
Another program launched in the school is the Model United Nations (MUN) This program has proven to be a very effective tool to strengthen communication and interpersonal skills, whilst also creating awareness about international issues.
The MUN club has already been initiated in school and we are looking forward to our first international conferences in the coming months; Azarbaizan in Jan end, Canterbury MUN in March, BVCMUN and Chandigarh in August 2020. Our final destination though will be the UN HQ in New York/Geneva. Our children are very excited to be a part of (MUN) and we need your blessings as we take part in these conferences at school and overseas.
Toastmasters and Gavel Club will kick off in February to empower our students and teachers with public speaking and declamation skills.
We have also introduced The School Farm project which is an innovative approach that helps students appreciate nature and farming. Our Shining Stars will learn how to grow fruits and vegetables and then we use the school garden as their own learning space. This will be an ongoing project involving parents and neighborhood communities for recycling kitchen organic waste and composting. Insha’Allah! We should all see the fruits of our hard work by March 2020.
As you can see at Shining Star International School, we have great hopes and plans for this year. It rolls out our vision and expectation for the next decade, which we believe will benefit the country we live and the world our children will inherit.
I reach out to you to hold our hands in support so that we embark on this journey as a TEAM building strong and better lives for our children. Without your support, our best places plans will not come to fruition.

I pray to our Lord Almighty to bless us here and hereafter.

Thanking you
Abhilasha Singh
Principal

The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton

Duke of Wellington
Abhilasha Singh

Abhilasha Singh

Principal

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

These words spoken more than 200 years ago continue to hold true even today, highlighting the importance of a rich school experience in every child’s life.
At Shining Star, we empower our children with the knowledge and life skills required to overcome the many challenges they may face in the future. We integrate the “EXTRA” into the curriculum which promotes holistic development and ensures that our students constantly strive for excellence in their personal and professional lives.
Our ‘Stars’ as we lovingly call them, bring to life the brick and mortar structure that is the school and Oh! what a joy it is to teach them and be rewarded with their smiles and efforts as they continue to impress us.
We expect our students to honor the school’s Code of Conduct and set high standards for themselves. ‘Impossible is nothing,’ in our dictionary and we take great pride when our children keep pushing the bar of achievements, adding on to the legacy of Shining Star International School.
Our management team and faculty members remain the strongest pillars of support for the school system and it gives me great pleasure to dedicate this message to them.
I would also like to draw the attention of parents, teachers and students towards the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that Agenda 2030 becomes a reality. Being a Teach SDG Ambassador for 2019, it is an honor to be part of the international cohort, spreading awareness about SDG’s projects and I look forward to everyone’s collective contributions towards accomplishing these Global Goals.
We at Shining Star International School aspire to create a symphony in the hearts of our young pupils, so that pure music surrounds them, as they take their first steps in this wonderful dream called ‘Life’.
As Henry Ford said: ‘Life begins with one step outside your comfort zone.’
I call upon the Lord Almighty to bless us all and carry us in the hollow of his hand.

The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton

Duke of Wellington
Abhilasha Singh

Abhilasha Singh

Principal

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

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