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deva09
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GIIS Nightmare

Postby deva09 » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 2:27 pm

hi parents

i do not know how they claim they are 'Non-profiatble"?
totally money minded..

no caring for kids and their behaviour.

no response to emails or calls, except if there is anything for us to pay.

nightmare begins, when you apply for withdrawal.
it will take months to get the deposit back..
if you contact them for the refund of deposit,
do not get shocked "Nobody will respond"..

i am making this brief comment, as a Victim

please think twice before you put your kids there.

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Indian schools

Postby broti » Wed, 25 Nov 2009 5:07 pm

In GIIS again you have to talk of two campuses as there will be some differences and some similarities of course.

The comments you heard may be about the GIIS Queenstown campus. GIIS EC East Campus is apparently winning some quality excellence awards at Asia level, it was advertised in Straits Times, the ad is for both campuses but if you read the ad carefully it says GIIS(EC) won the awards. By the way EC means East Campus.

Can somebody post a detailed comparison school by school and campus by campus ?

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Re: Global Indian International School

Postby shibs27 » Wed, 02 Dec 2009 10:44 am

Hi there!!
If u are still looking for a indian schools for your child, i think u should consider NPS which has just opened a year ago. I know many kids from there and their parents seem to be verry happy with the school. My daughter is joining the canadian schools next year in Sr Kg as i choose to go the internatianal school way. I myself visited NPS and sure did like it, if i was to go the indian way i would go with NPS. See the schools and decide for yourself because only u will know which school is best suited for your kid.

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GIIS & Singapore Local School

Postby mjbhagwat » Thu, 24 Dec 2009 1:09 pm

Hi all,
I migrated to singapore in 2006, initially my kids were not getting admission in local school, so I enrolled them into GIIS. After 3 months they got a call from local school. Now my elder son cleared PSLE and got eligible for express stream in secondary school. He got in woodland secondary school for sec-1. I dont know about this school. Is it worth to have kids in local average school than NPS or DPS? any feedback on this. Certainly I will not go for GIIS. let me know your views. my email is milanjbhagwat@rediffmail.com

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Postby mrHomeLook » Mon, 28 Dec 2009 3:17 pm

i think that you should place your child into a mainstream school that has more singaporeans. then, upon mixing with them, he will feel at ease a lot sooner. if u put your chlid in GIIS, she'll still be used to the indian way of life and not adapt well to the singaporean lifestyle.

after all, u want her to fit in here and be excepted right
MR HomeLook

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GIIS

Postby amisha » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:17 pm

My daughter has completed her kindergarten at Balestier. We have seen tremendous improvements in her. School is very good. Absolutely no doubts about it. Teachers are very caring. Those who are thinking of relocating back to India after few years, GIIS is a very good option.

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Postby mjbhagwat » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 6:47 pm

:D Hi all ...after having tough experience in the local school, specially in secondary level I am returning back to GIIS, no choice... I am puting my son back in GIIS, at least he will be in good social environment !! I will share more when school starts in April2010. Thanks.
MJB

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Some details ?

Postby broti » Wed, 24 Mar 2010 2:52 pm

mjbhagwat wrote::D Hi all ...after having tough experience in the local school, specially in secondary level I am returning back to GIIS, no choice... I am puting my son back in GIIS, at least he will be in good social environment !! I will share more when school starts in April2010. Thanks.
MJB


Thanks for the interesting info, because most parents in forums seem quite happy about local school option (both fees and quality), may I ask you for some more details ?

Was local school tough for your kid due to:
1. academic standard or expectation too high
2. a lot of homework to do
3. social/coping issues with fellow students
4. social/coping issues with teachers
5. need to wake up early at 6 am rather than 7 am
or some other reason ?

In any case, the child being happy is important. I hope you did not have to pay registration fee again for GIIS (which I think they don't refund) ? (Registration itself must be good business income for all the indian schools!).

Also, did you face difficulty getting deposit back from GIIS, first time ? Some parents have indicated that here.

(Some ex GIIS parents said that the notice period used to be 1 month and became 3 months after a competition school was started, I think 3 months is too much!).

Please update whether class size is still about 40 ? (I heard some 'A' divisions are smaller.. 36..37 ?)

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Global Indian SChool

Postby mjbhagwat » Wed, 24 Mar 2010 6:29 pm

Till P6 my child was enjoying in the Pr school. But when he got in secondary school (express stream), he started facing lots of social issues with students as well as overall school environment. Further personally I am not comfortable with the width of the overall subjects. If we need to go back to India when child is in sec-2/3/4, my personal opinion is tht he will have tough time to get used to with CBSE course.

GIIS do not refund the registration fees if child is not back within 2 years after leaving. So in my case I paid registration fees again, no choice!

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GIIS Queenstown recent review?

Postby OzvsSg » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 8:02 pm

Hi All,

We are moving to Singapore from Australia and looking for a reasonably good school for our KG2 & Primary school going 2 boys. While we've Indian background it is not a must for us to look for Indian International School.
I was looking into any good International School without having to spend $20-$30k/annum/child. All Australian International Schools seems $20k+ and its the same for many US & UK International Schools too.

Looking at GIIS- it seems to be in the range of under $10k/annum/child (for primary school).

We are looking into GIIS Queenstown campus. All comments below about GIIS are very mixed and a bit outdated too. I was wondering if there is someone with more recent experience of GIIS and especially the Queenstown campus.

Any comments/pointers are highly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.
Raj

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Which school is better - NPS or GIIS?

Postby shivram » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 6:30 pm

Hi all,
Planning to relocate to Singapore end of this year, my daughter is currently doing LKG in CBSE school in chennai. I am looking for an Indian International School in Singapore. Just wanted to know which school is better - NPS or GIIS. and which branch? According to the school only would like to look for a house. Parents of kids studying in those schools, kindly comment.

Thanks,
Shivram S

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Re: Global Indian International School

Postby Ind_mum_inSPore » Thu, 21 May 2015 12:15 pm

More or Less Both GIIS and NPs are same. But NPS has better review from my friends.
My child study in GIIS East Coast and its horrible, no discipline at all. Kids roam around in corridors, in playground, in canteen, running wildly over stairs. Teachers are least bothered and have no zeal. Kids are unruly and huge amount of bullying by peers if your child is not vocal enough to protect himself...No Bus dispersal system..After school is finished Kids are expected to figure out their school bus all by themselves out of a long line of buses and board. If the child fails to Board the bus, the office or teacher will blame that ur child is not responsible enough.
I felt Queenstown was still better than this. My child went there for few months and never faced any issue.But till Kindergarten they are still caring, after that they just leave kids on thr own..
We are looking for a change of school for our child

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Re: Global Indian International School

Postby Ind_mum_inSPore » Thu, 21 May 2015 12:23 pm

I would recommend Local schools are better than GIIS. There is no sense of discipline in GIIS. I saw kids Playing in Rain without any teacher's notice. Mostly Kids are lost when they move from once class to another for ECA CCA. And nobody is thr to guide them bt the office claims that they never leave kids Unnoticed. Kids are freely roaming during class times without any teacher's notice. No one questions them why they are roaming around in corridors or playground when their class is going. They have wide set of activites but not at all organized. Worst Part is School is reluctant to change anything as they dnt see any problem in the system.


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