Global Indian International School (GIIS) will open a technologically advanced SMART campus in Singapore that combines 21st century pedagogy with state-of-the-art amenities.
The SMART campus, upon completion, will be one of the first buildings in the Singapore Government’s planned Punggol Digital District (PDD). GIIS students from the Queenstown and Balestier campus will be relocating to the new SMART campus.
Phase 1 of the school will accommodate 3,500 students, with more than 130 classrooms powered by ‘virtual classroom’ e-learning technology as well as interactive TV display panels, tablets and projectors.
The school will offer the International Baccalaureate, Cambridge IGCSE and CBSE curriculum and Montessori Kindergarten programmes under one roof.
The school has also established three centres of research excellence for the students, focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation, robotics and artificial intelligence, and design technology. Other campus features include 40GB fibre broadband connectivity, sports data analytics and smart safety features like facial recognition.
To teach students about nature and environmental sustainability, the entire campus is supported by green initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint. These include different uses for various types of water, such as rain water conservation, NeWater for utilities and industrial water for emergencies. The school’s Environment Labs will also bring students closer to nature.
“Students and their learning outcomes are at the heart of the design of our SMART campus, which is likely the largest of its kind in Asia and possibly the world, with technologically advanced systems that will enrich our award-winning 9GEMS model of holistic education,” said Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder & Chairman of GIIS. “This new campus has also implemented the Small Learning communities concept, which will give students an experience of a small ‘school within a school’ inspired by the Finnish method of education."
The school is expected to be operational from the third quarter of this year.
GIIS currently has over 4,000 students in Singapore, and more than 17,000 students worldwide.