The Gulf International School, Muscat has opened registrations for the new academic year 2017-18. The new academic year begins on 20th August 2017. GIS aims to nurture the inherent potential within every young person. The School currently runs classes for Kindergarten 1, Kindergarten 2, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 and Grade 4 levels. The School has a true international mix of students hailing from over 24 different nationalities and teachers and support staff hailing from 7 different countries.
Located in the pleasant neighborhood of Madinat Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, the School provides an excellent learning environment for young children setting out on a journey of self-discovery and exploration of the world around. The Gulf International School develops each child into a global citizen, unafraid to dream and build the world they wish to be a part of.
The team behind the vision and establishment of the Gulf International School come from distinguished backgrounds and have been involved in the field of education in the Sultanate of Oman and elsewhere for a long time.
The Gulf International School is a non-selective, co-educational, English medium school. Started in September 2013, GIS aims at nurturing students from Kindergarten and is home to young people from the local and expatriate communities, thus creating a thriving and multicultural learning environment.
The curriculum is formulated around the British National Curriculum with suitable modifications taking in to consideration an international mix of students and their requirements. The students at GIS are guided by a group of highly accomplished staff, thus providing an extremely engaging and creative teacher-pupil interaction. GIS offers Arabic, Islamic Studies and Arabic Social Studies for Omani and Arab students. The Arabic syllabus followed is as per the Ministry of Education of Oman.
GIS follows the Early Years Foundation Program for Kindergarten. Attention is given to each child as a developing individual. Communication between parents and teachers is frequent and meaningful to provide an understanding of the whole child.
At the School, the nature and style of the learning process is as important as what is learnt. Young children primarily learn through their senses and their bodies. Keeping this in mind our Kindergarten activities focus on developing social skills, language skills, self-help skills, large and small motor coordination, secure relationships with other children and adults and positive self-image in a rich, play-oriented environment.
Each group at the School will have its own classroom or rooms arranged into interest and activity areas appropriate to the child’s development. There is a specially shaded outdoor learning and play area.