SCHOOL CLUBS

 

Learning never pauses at JSSIS, we prance from one hour to the other seeking new avenues to augment our student’s lives. Our well-crafted after-school clubs, held once a week during after school hours, are designed to cater to the varied interests of the students.

Fast and Furious – F1 Club

Do you ideate a career in engineering, marketing, designing or R & D? Well then, join the exclusive F1 Club where our students are engrossed in a plethora of projects ranging from business planning, designing a car, manufacturing, to analysis, marketing and finally racing.

We are proud to state that our F1 teams qualified for the WORLD FINALS OF THE F1 IN SCHOOLS COMPETITION in 2019 as well as 2020.

Gavel Club- ‘Communication is the Key’

Our Gavel Club shapes students into dynamic speakers who are ready to take on any public speaking challenge, be it at a National or Global level. It is a transformational aperture to enhance their communication and leadership skills.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

DoE is a self-paced learning programme curated to mould the personality of its participants through practical experiences and by imparting life skills. The award comprises of three progressive levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and students can be involved in a wide range of activities in the four sections at each level- Physical Recreation, Skills, Voluntary Service, and an Adventurous Journey.

For more information about the award, please visit www.intaward.org

MUN Club- ‘Student Leaders of Today, World Leaders of Tomorrow’

Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations comprising ambitious and talented student delegates who feel passionately about issues plaguing the world. It recognizes their ability to impact the future and learn the art of diplomacy and key skills such as research, public speaking, debating and thinking critically about international relations.

Quiz Club- ‘Because no knowledge is enough knowledge’

The Quiz club taps into the intellect of the participants, challenging them to broaden their horizons. Furthermore, the club aims to enhance students’ critical thinking, deductive and inductive reasoning skills.

Jiffy Club- Public Speaking Skills

The Jiffy club churns out eloquent orators who are well-versed with the art of public speaking. It caters to our primary students who learn to be efficacious listeners, communicate their thoughts convincingly and become proficient speakers.

Vedic Math Club- ‘Learning numbers the new way’

Mastering tricks and techniques of Vedic Maths has reinvented the students’ perspective of calculations, transforming mathematics into a fun and accessible discipline.

Bilingual club (Arabic and French)

Traverse the world of languages through our Arabic and French language enhancement clubs structured to reach out to parents and students alike.

Sakshi has learnt 100 country capitals and can recall all those. She has made a world record of recalling the maximum number [69] of Country Capitals in a minute at this young age of 4 years and 1 month.

1. She made a “Children’s Record” under the Global Record and Research Foundation.
2. “World Record” in OMG Book Of World Records.
3. Record with “India Book Of Records”.
4. “Grand Master Certification” from “Asia Book Of Records.”
5. Registered with “World Book OF Records , London”. Received award in Dubai via Dr Jiterndra Matlani , Vice President of World Book Of Records, London.

Our Kindergarten star Ayush Supal entered the “India Book of Records, 2020”, who also has his own YouTube channel “Reading Room with Ayush”

At the tender age of 5, Ayush created the record of reading 20 storybooks in an hour and entered himself a place in the “India Book of Records,2020”. He won a medal and a certificate of appreciation. He read stories like Red Hen, Rapunzel, Goldilocks, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Heidi, and many more. His command over the language and exemplary confidence have won him many ardent subscribers on his YouTube channel too. His teachers and parents have helped him realize his dream of becoming a rapidly rising reading star. Truly a child prodigy making JSSIS kindergarten proud. 

Our reading champion Vihaan Mandape who also has a YouTube channel.

Vihaan has accomplished the feat of reading the Preamble for the Indian Constitution and saying 10 long English words at the young age of 5 years. He is taking big strides in making everyone aware about the Indian Constitution and has an impeccable command over the English language and successfully took up the herculean task of saying 10 long English words fluently making his parents and Kindergarten teachers at JSSIS very proud.

Our Drawing champion Ganavi Kaddish worn a gift prize for her art

Ganavi Kaddish took part in the Kaizen Drawing competition on COVID-19 Safety. She drew and put up a brilliant pictorial representation of COVID-19 safety on earth. She displayed an immense understanding of the pandemic and ways to stay safe during it. Thanks to her Kindergarten teachers and parents she has gained in depth awareness about the situation and her work reflects the clear understanding of it. Our young bright artist making JSSIS kindergarten team beam with pride.

Niranjan Sujith Nambiar

Niranjan Sujith Nambiar has made us proud in the sports field as he shines with so many accolades on participating in the inter-school chess championship tournament that was conducted by Dubai Chess Club.

Aamina Yousuff

The introduction of Diplomathon Global Primary edition exclusively for our primary students have created a new wave in experiential learning. Outstanding performances- Aamina Yousuff of 3C grabbed first place while representing Germany.

Jash Sandeep Mehta, Jovaan Cristo Jijil & Pratham Khare

JSS International School was delighted to take part in the DIPLOMATHON Global Virtual Edition which took place on the 6th and 7th of June 2020, with a total of 43 students from Grades 6 to 10. DIPLOMATHON is a high-impact learning platform for school students to participate and reinvent the Diplomat within. And we are thrilled to announce that we are amongst the Top 10 performing schools from 123 participating schools from different countries around the world.

Felicitations to the winners from our school: – Jash Sandeep Mehta of Grade 7E: Winner of the High Commendation Award for IOC 3, Pakistan – Jovaan Cristo Jijil of Grade 7D: Winner of the Special Mention Award for representing IOC 3, Singapore – Pratham Khare of Grade 8D: Winner of the Special Mention Award for representing Committee OPEC 4, Ecuador. 

Ranbir Singh & Jash Mehta

Ranbir Singh of Grade 8 C and Jash Mehta of Grade 7 E participated in Division L Inter Gavel Club Contest and emerged victoriously. We are proud of their great achievements.

Rene Sherin Jayanand

Among the many accolades and competitions won by the students of the Middle School we have Rene Sherin Jayanand of Gr 7C who won 4th position in the category Story of Us at SCOPE 2020 an inter-school competition held by Kindergarten Starters.

Joshyitha Arunkumar

Act Universal held an online Speech Competition on the 2nd of October where Joshyitha Arunkumar of Gr 8C secured third place in the Junior English speech category and Ranbir Singh of Gr 8C secured third place in the Junior Hindi Speech category.

Ritvik Anil Jadhav

Ritvik Anil Jadhav of Grade 6 B brought laurels to the school by securing the second position in SCINOVATION- a competition based on innovative science experiments. We are immensely proud of his achievements.

Ranbir Singh

The International non-violence speech contest organized by Act Universal was held on October 2nd, 2020, where more than 20 schools took part across the globe. It is a master of pride to mention that Ranbir Singh of 8C grabbed 3rd place in the Hindi category. You make us so proud once again Ranbir. Keep it up.

ISF U15 World School Sport Games

Vrushali Patil of 9C, represented UAE for Table Tennis in ISF U15 World School Sports Games held in Belgrade, Serbia from 11th September to 19th September, 2021. She was the captain of UAE Team for this event. She played against Different nationalities and Bagged Silver Medal for doubles and she reached the quarter final for singles. She won the Fair Player award in this tournament.

Adrin Alias, Kiruthikka Sivananthan, Bhavik Goplani, Mukesh Ram, Muskan Dave, and Khush Tarsaria

WE DID IT AGAIN, HEADING TO THE WORLD FINALS FOR THE SECOND TIME!!
JSS International School has once again emerged as the winner of F1 UAE NATIONAL FINALS for having WON the Fastest Car for the second time in a row, for having the Best Portfolio, and for the Best Verbal Presentation. F1 in Schools is the world’s largest STEM competition where students aged 9- 19 years raise sponsorship and they design, manufacture and race a miniature F1 car on a 20m track. Heartiest congratulations to the team members- Adrin Alias, Kiruthikka Sivananthan, Bhavik Goplani, Mukesh Ram, Muskan Dave and Khush Tarsaria on this commendable victory.
Our students never cease to amaze us with their calibre, innovation and sheer will to succeed. See you all at the F1 World Finals!!!!!

JSSIS Students

SCOPE 2020- An international competition on Climate change organised by GEMS Kindergarten Starters. A participated in several events organised by the symposium and bagged three awards in two events!!!

They shared their opinions, concerns and solutions to address climate change and make the world a better place. And they vowed to continue contributing productively for protecting the environment.

Vedant Deshpande

We are thrilled to share that Vedant Deshpande, our Grade 12 student is now a part of the UAE U19 wider squad preparing for the U19 Asia Cup 2020 to be held in the UAE in November. We extend our good wishes, prayers and support to our rising cricketer, for his bright future.

Pulkit Chhabra

Pulkit Chhabra, a student of Grade 12 is the grand prize winner of the Curtin Dubai Essay Writing and Hackathon Competition 2020. His essay has been lauded for standing out among 500+ submissions.

We are proud of you Pulkit, way to go!

Venkata Rohith Tata

Venkata Rohith Tata a student of Grade 9 scored 29 points in the finals of the International Astronomy and Astrophysics competition and was in the top 7% internationally. He will now compete for the winning position in the finals.

We wish him the best of luck for the finals.

Lavanya Keny

We are immensely proud to share that, Lavanya Keny a Grade 9 student, recently got selected by Rajasthan Royals, one of the franchise team of IPL for a scholarship of 1 year for cricket training in the UAE and INDIA. Lavanya also got selected in the UAE U-19 Women’s team training camp under the guidance of Coach Robin Singh & Coach Najeeb. Currently, she is playing for the Emirates Cricket Board with the UAE Women’s Team.

Congratulations Lavanya!

Fee Structure for Academic Year 2023-2024

 

Grade
KHDA Approved Fee 2023-24
Discount on Tuition Fee 5%
Total Fee 2023-24
Monthly Fee
Pre KG
15,947
797
15,150
1,515
KG 1 & 2
17,255
863
16,392
1,639

Fee Structure for Academic Year 2023-2024

 

Grade
KHDA Approved Fee 2023-24
Discount on Tuition Fee 5%
Total Fee 2023-24
Monthly Fee
GR 1-4
20,704
1,035
19,669
1,967
GR 5
24,156
1,208
22,948
2,295

Fee Structure for Academic Year 2023-2024

 

Grade
KHDA Approved Fee 2023-24
Discount on Tuition Fee 5%
Total Fee 2023-24
Monthly Fee
GR 6
24,156
1,208
22,948
2,295
GR 7-8
27,606
1,380
26,226
2,623

Fee Structure for Academic Year 2023-2024

 

Grade
KHDA Approved Fee 2023-24
Discount on Tuition Fee 5%
Total Fee 2023-24
Monthly Fee
GR 9-10
32,478
1,624
30,854
3,085
GR 11
37,444
1,872
35,572
3,557
GR 12
41,613
2,081
39,532
3,953
SL.NO
Location
AED
1
JVC
AED350
2
DIP, Ras Al Khor, Silicon Oasis, Jebal Ali, Dubai land, Sky Court, Reemram, Studio City, Tecom, Barsha South, Al Barsha, Moto City, Arjan, Sports City, Discovery Gardens, Gardens, JLT, Villanova, Arabian Ranges, Damac Hills 1, AL Quoz, Al Khail Gate, Jumeriah Island, Jumeirah Park, JVT, IMPZ, Springs, Meadows, Greens.
AED500
3
Dubai South, Akoya [Damac Hills 2], Sh. Zayed Road, Bur Dubai, Marina, Karama, Al Qusais, Mirdif, International City, Al Warqa, Rashidiya, Satwa, Jaffiliya, Oud Mehta,
AED550
4
Deira
AED600
5
Sharjah
AED700

Registration for Academic year- 2023-24 is open.

Kindly fill in the Online Registration form to start the admissions process. We request you to upload the necessary documents subsequently. You will receive  a registration ID and password, after the successful completion of the online registration. The dates for the interview/ entrance test will be intimated to you through e-mail. Admission is granted on the basis of the interview/ entrance test.

The Age Guidelines as laid down by the Ministry of Education states that:

  • Children seeking admission to Pre KG should have completed 3 (three) years of age as on 31st March of the application year.
  • Children seeking admission to KG 1 should have completed 4 (four) years of age as on 31st March of the application year.
  • Children seeking admission to KG 2 should have completed 5 (five) years of age as on 31st March of the application year.
  • Children seeking admission to Grade 1 should have completed 6 (six) years of age as on 31st March of the application year.

At the time of registration, the following documents will be required:

  • 1 copy of child’s passport, visa and Emirates ID
  • 1 copy of both parent’s passport, visa and Emirates ID
  • 1 copy of child’s birth certificate (English/Arabic)
  • 2 recent passport size photographs of the child 
  • I color copy of child’s vaccination record.
  • Copy of mark sheet of final/ latest examination passed in current Grade/ previous school including any learning support documents pertaining to your child’s educational needs. (for early years, please submit nursery reports if available)
  • For overseas students the original Emirates ID of child and both parents 
  • Transfer Certificate or School Leaving Certificate
  • Students coming from other Emirates other than Dubai, the Transfer/Leaving Certificate should be attested by the Ministry of Education of that Emirate.
  • Students coming from GCC Countries, the Transfer/School Leaving Certificate should be attested by the Ministry of Education.
  • Students coming from India the Transfer Certificate/Leaving Certificate need to be attested by the Education Officer of the Zone/District/Area from where the Certificate is obtained. The seal and signature of the Education Officer has to be verified by the Indian Consulate in Dubai and the UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Note: Attestation is not required for students transferring from schools in UK, US, Canada, Australia or Europe.

Streams and subject combinations:

 

Admission Criteria Grade XI

Science Group 1
Science Group 2
Commerce
English Core
English Core
English Core
Physics
Physics
Accounts
Chemistry
Chemistry
Business Studies
Biology
Mathematics
Economics
Psychology/Comp.Sc/Math/P.E/Art
Biology /Psychology
Psychology/Comp.Sc/Math/P.E/Art

Biology /Psychology/ Comp. Sc/Economics /P.E/Art

Note

  • Work Experience, General Studies, P.E. Co curricular activities, Life Skills and Value
  • Education will be compulsory subjects.
  • Islamic Studies will be offered to all Muslim students.
  • Arabic will be offered as an optional subject after school hours.
  • The options mentioned above will be offered by the school provided a minimum of 10 students opt to study them.

Admission (General Conditions):

A student seeking admission to grade XI in JSS IS’ will be eligible for admission only if he/she:

  • Has been studying in a School recognized by or affiliated to CBSE or any other recognized Board of Secondary Education in India;
  • Has passed the qualifying or equivalent qualifying examination making him eligible for admission to grade XI;
  • Produces
    1. The School Leaving Certificate/Transfer Certificate signed by the Head of the Institution last attended.
    2. Document(s) in support of his having passed the qualifying or equivalent qualifying examination

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Withdrawal rules :

  • Application form for withdrawal from the school will be available with the admission department.
  • Application for transfer certificate is to be submitted one month prior to the intention of withdrawal.
  • The duly completed application form is to be submitted to the school office along with a fee of AED 130 towards the Transfer certificate and an additional fee of AED15 towards the stamping process with the ministry of Education, in case of overseas transfer.
  • The students who are withdrawn from the school during the academic year, fee deduction will be applied as per the Schools Fees Framework quoted below:
    • If the student attends school for two weeks or less, one month’s fee will be deducted.
    • If the student attends school for a period ranging between two weeks and one month, two months’ fees will be deducted.
    • If the student attends for more than a month, three months’ fees will be deducted.
  • Transfer certificate will be issued only after all the dues have been cleared.

Strike-Off Rules :

A pupil’s name will be taken off the school rolls on the following grounds:

  • Consistent failure to pay fees on due date.
  • Absence from school for a period of 30 continuous days without prior permission of the school authorities.
  • Repeated failure in any class for a period of 2 years in succession.
  • For gross misconduct resulting in damage to the fair name of the School.

The pupil whose name is struck off the rolls may be considered for re-admission to the School at the Principal’s discretion, but may be required to go through all the formalities of new admission.

Bus Routes Covered

 

Mankhool
Meena Bazaar
Rolla Street
OPC
Burjuman
Lulu Center
Karama Post Office
Oud Mehta
Marina
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Al Quoz
Al Khail Gate
Nad Al Sheba
Al Wasl Road
Business Bay
Al Safa
Jumeirah
Discovery Garden All Streets
The Gardens All Buildings
Al Furjan
Barsha Heights
Tecom
JUMEIRAH VILLAGE CIRCLE Street 1 & Street 2
DIP 1 & 2
International City Phase 1
Skycourt
Academic City
Al Rabiya Tower
Sheikh Colony
Demascus Street
Emirates Driving School
Muhaishnah
Al Nahda 2
Deira
Abu Hail
Abu Hail

Bus Routes Covered

 

Al Taawun
Al Khan
Rolla
National Paints
Al Nahda 1
Abu Shagara
Al Qusmiya
Al Qusmiya

Transport Registration

Transport Registration

Uniforms

Uniforms

Inclusion

At JSSIS, we recognize and value the diversity of our community, which is comprised of families from a diverse range of nations with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, abilities, and experiences.  

Our school community contains students whose individual learning profiles may need curriculum customization and personalized assistance. This includes students with exceptional potential and those with learning and socio-emotional difficulties and challenges. We believe development is a collaborative endeavor and thus work with the staff-students-parents combination to assist these students in attaining their individual educational objectives at the JSSIS. 

We have our own dedicated Inclusion team providing for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Students of Determination). Based on each student’s level of development and prior exposure to SEND, we utilize the data gathered through assessment upon arrival and identification processes to establish the type and degree of support that is suitable for them. For pupils recognized as having SEND, we create individualized education plans (IEPs). 

We ensure that students recognized with SEND receive active assistance to engage in the learning process as they reach their full potential and form enriching relationships with their classmates, parents and the community via social interactions in contexts that are age-appropriate for shared learning. 

As an inclusive school, we are proud to have a diverse student body, as we believe the world requires a diverse range of perspectives to thrive. This diversity contributes to the growth and development of our students and is a key component of our commitment to finding the unique gift in every individual. 

NEED OF IDENTIFICATION 

The need for further care and assistance may have been identified prior to the enrolment of a child in JSSIS, demonstrated through school-based evaluations, or confirmed by a report from an external specialist. All the staff members are dedicated to early identification to proactively comprehend and address children’s requirements, enabling them to be nurtured and encouraged to progress in learning. 

CARE AND SUPPORT 

At JSSIS, we strive to ensure that all students are confident and independent learners, allowing them to make the best possible progress in both their personal and academic lives. We take a collaborative approach to ensure that every student is able to reach their full potential within the shared classroom, curriculum, and assessment framework. If necessary and appropriate, our department may provide additional support in-class, individualized learning programs, modified or reduced curriculum, alternative assessment frameworks, or an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Our Counselling team provides play-based counselling, one on one counselling support, guidance and support to both parents and teachers.   

WELL-BEING 

At JSS International School, Well-being of students, parents and teachers communities is of vital importance and the school ensures that everyone at JSSIS thrives to the achieve happiness and a positive mental health. JSSIS ensures that well-being activities are adapted in the curriculum across all the phases. Well-being activities are planned throughout the year to ensure that students, along with the support of their parents and teachers, with the aim of students to develop and realize their potential, learn and unleash creativity. JSSIS ensures that everyone at school feels safe, happy and satisfied with their lives at school. 

The IKIGAI Department organizes fun-filled and enriching activities across the school to ensure and enhance the well-being of students, teachers and parent communities. Below mentioned are a few activities: 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 

JSSIS celebrates World Mental Health Day, observed globally on 10th October annually. A week-long celebration at JSSIS is marked with zeal and positive energy. The IKIGAI Department along with coordinators of every phase plan multiple activities to spread awareness on mental health, the importance to talk about it and strategies to enhance one’s mental health. Responsible citizens in the making, students of JSSIS echo the growing need to recognize and nurture mental health of themselves and everyone around them.  

Activities such as student-led mental health awareness campaigns, meditation, interactive boards and assemblies are organized across all the phases of JSSIS to observe mental health awareness week.  

CARE AND SUPPORT 

At JSSIS, we strive to ensure that all students are confident and independent learners, allowing them to make the best possible progress in both their personal and academic lives. We take a collaborative approach to ensure that every student is able to reach their full potential within the shared classroom, curriculum, and assessment framework. If necessary and appropriate, our department may provide additional support in-class, individualized learning programs, modified or reduced curriculum, alternative assessment frameworks, or an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Our Counselling team provides play-based counselling, one on one counselling support, guidance and support to both parents and teachers.   

CALMNESS CORNER 

A well-being session is conducted annually for grade 10 and Grade 12 students as ICSE board examinations and ISC exams commence. 

The students of JSSIS are treated with well-being activities such as yoga, meditation and art on the first day of their exam to help the students to unwind and relax. IKIGAI department of Inclusion and Guidance organized fun-filled activities to de-stress students and to reduce exam anxiety. 

A Calmness corner was set up for students to indulge in any of their favorite activities. The activities included pebble painting, shell painting, origami art and clay art. The physical education department conducted a meditation session for students. Students headed to their exam hall with happy and relaxed minds. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

A Field trip to Senior Happiness center was organized by the IKIGAI Department of inclusion and guidance on 24th February 2023 to deepen the understanding of Inclusion, reaching out to the community, nurturing empathy, and compassion in students.

The meet and greet session included a fun interaction, a dance and a song performed by students to entertain and to spread joy to the senior citizens. The program was very well appreciated by the audience.

Students took back life lessons, new friendships, memories, and joy!

LET’S UNWIND – A well-being program from teachers!

IKIGAI department organized a well-being program for teachers and administrative staff. The key to a healthy workplace is taking care of your Staff.”

All aspects of well-being, including physical health, mental health, sleep, nutrition, and other factors, impact our capacity to perform at our best. Thus, for our employees to perform at their absolute best, it is crucial to take care of their needs and wants. Good health and Well-being can be a core enabler of employee engagement and organizational performance. On June 15, 2023, a stress-relieving Well-being activity was carried out. In this program, various departments including SPORTS, YOGA, MUSIC, DANCE, and ARTS AND CRAFTS organized therapeutic interventions for the teachers. The teachers could select the department they preferred and take part in the session. Teachers had the most enjoyable, stress-relieving, and therapeutic time and enhanced their well-being.

Following the grand success of Lets’ Unwind Program, the IKIGAI Department plans to continue organizing these events to nurture the well-being of employees of the JSSIS:

ASSEMBLIES

PRIMARY PHASE

A thematic assembly was conducted on 7th June 2023 by the Head of the Inclusion Department. The topic which was addressed in the assembly was “Good Behavior”

A child’s mental health is influenced by stress, life events, and past experiences. Anxiety, mood, attention, and behavioral issues are the most common mental health issues among adolescents, and failing to address them could have long-term consequences. An assembly was held to develop good behavior strategy for students, considering their concerns. The topics addressed in the assembly included kind behavior, humanity approach, and good manners to be followed in the school setup. Three videos were shown in the session which focused on the topics mentioned above. The session was concluded with the behavioral policy which explained the consequences of unacceptable behavior.

PRIMARY PHASE- Grade 1 and 2

An assembly was conducted on 8/6/2023 for students of grade 1 and 2 to encourage children to perform little acts of kindness for others on a regular basis. The topic addressed was “Be good Do good.” Kindness and compassion are vital in the development of young children’s social competence and socio emotional skills. We, at JSSIS believe that these powerful habits can help develop thoughtful kids and compassionate people. Children enjoyed the assembly that started with a happy song, videos based on day-to-day situations where they can act kind and concluded with a quiz leaving the students to explore and implement their ways of being kind.

MIDDLE PHASE

A thematic assembly was conducted on 1st June 2023 by the Inclusion Department. The topic which was addressed in the assembly was “Positive Behavior & the importance of Healthy School Environment.”

A child’s mental health is influenced by stress, life events, and past experiences. Anxiety, mood, attention, and behavioral issues are the most common mental health issues among adolescents, and failing to address them could have long-term consequences. An assembly was held with the goal of developing a positive behavior strategy for students, considering their concerns and a brief awareness Regarding bullying and its impact on mental health. 

SECONDARY PHASE

Mental Health Awareness and Impact of Technology on Mental Health. A thematic assembly was conducted on 29th May 2023 by the students of grade 12 C along with the school counsellor, Ms. Alfia Kauser on Impact of technology on mental health and mental health awareness to observe mental health awareness month. Mental health awareness is an on-going conversation with the intent of creating awareness of the importance of mental health. Ms. Alfia, School Counsellor highlighted on what mental health is, how to nurture positive mental health, identification of warning signs of poor mental health and prevention of mental disorders. The session also focused on the impact technology can have on mental health. It was a very interactive session where students enthusiastically participated and shared their views on how to take care of mental health. The session ended with students being equipped with strategies to take care of their mental health and navigate through the challenges of secondary school. The below attached are pictures from the assembly:

Let’s Celebrate together!

The IKIGAI Department’s initiative to celebrate the support staff of JSSIS is an endeavor from the team to reach out to the ones who are integral part of the JSSIS family, the bus monitors. Students of Kindergarten and Primary school along with the members of IKIGAI team, celebrate the birthdays of bus monitors to display a token of gratitude and appreciation for their tireless contributions. While the bus monitors are elated with the surprise birthday celebrations, children are learn compassion.

Inclusion Drive Campaign: Fostering Inclusive Classrooms

In today’s diverse educational landscape, fostering inclusion is of paramount importance. Recognizing this, Grade 11 psychology students at JSS International school embarked on a transformative journey to promote inclusivity within classrooms, spanning grades 3 to 9. This report provides insights into the objectives, strategies, activities, and outcomes of the Inclusion Drive, conducted under the guidance of Ms. Smiji- Psychology teacher and Counselor, and Ms. Madhura- the Middle School Counselor.

This campaign included various activities such as chart paper presentations, role-plays, games, and more. Students created posters and presentations on topics related to inclusion, diversity, and acceptance. These presentations were displayed in school hallways and classrooms to educate others. Role-playing exercises helped students understand different perspectives and experiences. They acted out scenarios that highlight the importance of inclusion and empathy. Games and interactive activities were also used by the students to teach teamwork, communication, and understanding among students. These games focused on diversity and inclusion themes.

Through a multifaceted approach, this initiative has succeeded in raising awareness, promoting empathy, and implementing practical strategies for inclusion. The dedication of the mentors and students involved has laid a strong foundation for creating a more inclusive and accepting educational environment. With ongoing commitment and adaptation, JSS International School can continue to nurture a culture of inclusion and acceptance that benefits all students.

 IKIGAI’S Career Caravan 

Career Caravan is a dedicated cell of the IKIGAI department which is empowered to create a holistic and accessible career guidance to students of JSSIS. Ms. Aparajita Sahoo, Head of Inclusion along with Ms. Alfia Kauser, Career Counsellor work collaboratively to empower students to begin and navigate through their career journeys and get acceptance into their dream universities. At JSSIS, Early career exploration is encouraged in students from middle school onwards.  

Driven by the core belief of guiding students to fulfil their IKIGAI, a Japanese concept emphasizing on “Reason for being” career guidance sessions and initiatives are designed. 

Students of JSS International School are guided to begin career exploration journeys from grade 8 onwards by exposure to life skills sessions, career talks, career guidance webinars and alumni meets. 

It fills us with great pride that students of JSSIS are placed in some of the most renowned universities globally and continue to make us proud. The following students of outgoing batch 2022-23 have secured in some of the most reputed US universities: 

Karishma Kamalahasan has secured an admission in Georgia Institute of Technology for Computer Science. 

-Charvi Khandelwal has secured an admission in Emory University for pursuing Economics 

-Ehab Zaidi has secured admission in University of California, Davis for pursuing Computer Science. 

-Farhan Shafeek has secured admission in University of California, Los Angeles for pursuing Mathematics. 

Looking ahead, Team IKIGAI envisions to guide students to crack top tier global universities such as University of Oxford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the IVY leagues. 

A glimpse into activities of career caravan:

Career Talks

Career Talks are regularly organized at JSSIS to direct the students to gain valuable information regarding various skill sets, educational opportunities, scholarships, career choices and pathways and new age careers available in the ever-changing world. Students learn to navigate through their career paths; by choosing the right subjects depending on the parameters of interests and abilities, holistic orientation of a student, profile building the value and credibility of working on one’s interests and nurturing one’s individual identities.

Career Talk by a renowned career counsellors of UAE, Ms. Shyamala Elango and Ms. Rema Menon at JSSIS.

Alumni Talks

Alumni Talk sessions are organized where alumni of JSSIS ,who are placed globally in renowned universities, provide students of JSS International School with information on university applications, personal experiences of transitioning from schooling to university life and anecdotes of university experiences. This initiative bridges the gap between Alumni of JSSIS and students under the guidance of school counsellor, Ms. Alfia Kauser. These interactive sessions provide the aspiring students with guidance, clarity and motivation to pursue their dream careers. 

Vocational Guidance

Students of JSSIS are presented with numerous opportunities to explore their interests and aptitude to gain hands on experience in their interested fields ,which will guide them to strengthen their portfolios as well as to make informed career decisions. Students are guided to attend profile building activities, educational workshops, internships, university open days and summer camps to gain insights into career pathways as well as experience what university life entails.

Students of grade 12 attending an engineering workshop at BITS Pilani ,Dubai

Students of Grade 9 attending a STEM Challenge Workshop at Curtin University, Dubai

Career Fairs at JSSIS

Career Fairs are organized regularly at JSSIS Campus where universities and educational consultancies partake in an interactive session with students and parents of secondary phase. This initiative enlightens students on the various international educational opportunities as well as career pathways and provides a platform to aspiring students to gain insights on the educational programs available in line with their interests and abilities.

Skills For Success Series

Skills for success series, is an on-going webinar series organized by the IKIGAI Department to provide consistent and accessible career guidance sessions to students and parents of secondary phase.

This webinar series, scheduled mostly on the second Saturdays, aims to instil university readiness, guide students on the roadmaps to crack their dream universities and shape skills pre-requisite to ensure a seamless transition from school to university life by bringing career counsellors and industry experts from various dimensions giving an insight to students on the ground realities of each career. Skills for success series continues to provide informative and interactive sessions to students to begin their career journeys with zest.

College Prep 101 series

This series is initiated by students of JSSIS to present a platform to the alumni of JSSIS who are now placed in renowned global universities, they are brought together to bridge the gap between current students and motivate them to pursue their dream careers by sharing their success stories. College prep 101 series is widely appreciated by students and parents of middle and secondary school at JSSIS.  This year, the series was designed to cater to students demographically covering major global educational countries such as India, UK, USA, Canda and Europe. Each session focused on ins and outs of college application process, life at university and reflections by Alumni on their transitioning from schooling to university life. This series was very well received and appreciated by the student and parent community. Students were motivated by the personal journeys and anecdotes shared by the alumni. This series was initiated in AY 2021 by grade 11 students to provide a platform for JSSIS students to connect with their alumni. The session recordings can be accessible through a website dedicated to College Prep 101 series which is attached here: https://www.collegeprep101.net/

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