Founded in 2006, Greenwood International School (GIS) aims to prepare children for life-long learning in the 21st century. The institution is dedicated to the perpetuation of excellence. Here, learning to be a dignified winner and a gracious loser in extracurricular activities is given as much importance as lesson learnt in the class or even sometimes more.
At Greenwood International School pedantic knowledge falls a little short of the holistic education which the teachers endeavor to impart. GIS envisions and prepares young students to be confident, sensitive and cultured citizens. Henceforth, the school is committed to nurturing pupils to develop to their full potential and be well-equipped to face the challenges of the future with confidence and enthusiasm. An eco-friendly, student-centric institution of excellence dedicated to creating future citizens equipped with knowledge, moral values, cultural understanding and tolerance who will lead at the national and international arenas.
GIS aims to make a difference in the education sector and to leave a print in the surrounding community for others to appreciate and follow. The school aim is to provide quality education with a commitment to excellence, and to shape young men and women into the best that they can be realizing their potential and achieving it.
An eco-friendly, student-centric institution of excellence dedicated to creating future citizens equipped with knowledge, moral values, cultural understanding and tolerance who will lead at the national and international arenas.
- We believe every student is unique and therefore the learning environment should be adapted to meet different learning styles and capabilities of students and at the same time promote his/her unique characteristics.
- We believe that the learning should be of very high standards and provide equal and fair opportunities to all students.
- We believe our students should be empowered to face choices and challenges and demonstrate a quest for success and excellence.
- We believe in inspiring students to question, think critically and use reasoning skills to promote life-long learning.
- We believe that our curriculum should promote effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
- We believe the learning environment should encourage an understanding of cultural diversity and an awareness and sensitivity towards the environment.
- We believe in an environment that promotes respect and responsible decision-making throughout the organization.
- We believe in bridging the gap between home, school and community by working in partnership with parents, students, staff and community to ensure the success of the program.
- We believe in employing the best teachers and providing opportunities to ensure personal growth and professional development.
Summary of KHDA Inspection
Greenwood International School was inspected by DSIB from 1/9/2017 to 1/12/2017 . The overall quality of education provided by the school is good . The section below summarises the inspection findings for each of the six performance indicators described in the framework.
- Students make good progress in most key subjects and have good attainment in Islamic education, English and science in all phases. Students’ learning skills are good in each of the first three phases, and very good in the high school.
- The personal and social development of students, their understanding of Islamic values and their social responsibility are very good in three phases, and outstanding in the high school. Positive attitudes and strong interpersonal relationships are evident throughout the school.
- Teaching is now good across the school. Teachers implement more effective strategies and recognise students’ different learning preferences. Assessment systems are good and more use is being made of data to support learning.
- The school uses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and mathematics and the Michigan state standards for the other subjects that are taught in English. The school follows the Ministry of Education (MoE) curriculum standards for Arabic, social studies, and Islamic education. The school enhances the curriculum with connections to the UAE, and with electives in the high school. More extra-curricular activities are now available to students. Modifications of lessons, based on assessment results, now more accurately support the needs of learners.
- There is outstanding provision for health and safety in the school. Students feel secure and well-cared for within the harmonious school environment. Provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is good.
- Partnerships with parents and community are strong. The governing board is fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the school’s provision. It holds the school accountable for improvement in student outcomes. Management is strong and physical resources have been enhanced but the size of the premises is limited and the number of teaching staff with teacher qualifications is low.
- The very positive and welcoming ethos in the school, and the close partnerships between teachers, students and parents.
- The highly effective personal and social development of all students, and the creativity of some in the upper grades.
- The strong sense of safety and security felt by all students and the attention given to the health, safety and care for all students by the school.