JSS International School (JSSIS) a flagship overseas venture by the pioneer of education JSS Mahavidaypeeth Mysore, India started serving Indian expat community in Dubai since 2009. School is located in Jumeirah Village Circle; an upcoming locality of New Dubai and provides quality education for students from Pre-KG to Grade 12.
The vision of the school being “Relating Education to Life” we provide holistic education & transforms our students, they make a difference to the society and the world. The strong partnership between students, parents and teachers has helped us to achieve outstanding results in both academic and co-curricular activities.
JSSIS is not just confined to classroom setting, with state of the art facilities, we have various clubs and enrichment activities which provides comprehensive educational experience to our students. The proactive Inclusion team ensures positive wellbeing of all stake holders by conducting well-being programs focusing on resilience and anxiety management.
The standard of education is consistently above average, with excellent academic results. The KHDA rating of JSSIS is “Very Good” since the academic year 2019-20.
The school encourages students to work hard and at the same time cultivate a habit of creative-thinking and a desire to excel at every level by tapping into their individual strengths, with an amalgamation of a rich culture with modern technology enables students to become critical thinkers and life-long learners.
Currently, JSS International School caters to around 2,500 students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities, predominantly Indian kids. We have around 200 teachers making it best teacher to student ratio of 1:11 (typical of premium-priced schools), students are highly motivated to learn and have sufficient individual attention to support their goals.
When the pandemic hit in 2020, we have quickly raised to the occasion and learnt to adapt and advance in 2021. Based on this foundation our theme for the year 2022 is “Build, Broaden and Brighten” and we are on the course.
We acknowledge the contribution of all the stake holders in the process including all the staff, children, Government authorities and most important the parents and look forward for another successful year ahead.
Every school has a School Governance Council (SGC) that enables parents, staff, students, and the community to work together in providing continued analysis and improvement of school policies, curriculum, school improvement plan goals, and general student well-being.
The Council aims to involve the school community/ stakeholders in the school governance to strengthen and support education in the community.
The School Governance Council of JSS International School seeks to collaboratively function with school staff and the entire school community in assimilating learning resources into the improvement processes of the school to ensure continuous enhancement of student learning outcomes and the students’ holistic development
- To provide able, responsible and cost-effective governance of the school.
- Maximize student outcomes based on individual requirements.
- To provide a safe, happy and healthy learning environment that is free of bullying.
- Deliver the highest level facilities within our means.
- Operate within a culture of continuous improvement with teachers, staff and students.
- The maintenance of order and discipline at the school.
- The promotion of the highest possible quality of education to the learners of the school.
- Provide an opportunity to develop a partnership between the school and school community for holistic development of all students.
- Exercising of all the rights, powers and responsibilities of the governing body as imposed by the strategic goals of KHDA, goals of the Ministry of Education of UAE and CISCE Affiliation by Laws.
- The development and promotion of the responsibility of parents, educators, other staff members and learners for the organization Exercising of all the rights, powers and responsibilities of the governing body.
- imposed by the strategic goals of KHDA, goals of the Ministry of Education of UAE and CISCE Affiliation by Laws
- The development and promotion of the responsibility of parents, educators, other staff members and learners for the organization.
KEY STRATEGIES OF THE SCHOOL GOVERNING COUNCIL
The Governing Council has identified the following key strategies to achieve its objectives:
Strategy 1 – Teacher support and staff development
The Governing Council supports the professional development and continuous improvement of teaching and ancillary staff. This includes a commitment to understanding individual needs, supporting innovative practice and the provision of additional resources and facilities where required
Strategy 2 – Communication
The Governing Council recognizes the important role the broader community plays & to support this relationship regular communication including celebration of achievements, opportunities for the community to get involved, and transparency around decision making, is a priority.
Strategy 3 – Integrated Approach
The Governing Council supports an integrated approach to decision making regarding education outcomes and the upgrading and maintenance of facilities at the school. This includes the immediate and longer term needs of students, teachers and staff, and the broader community.
Strategy 4 – Governance
The Governing Council is committed to establishing and maintaining a clear and effective governance framework.
JSS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL GOVERNANCE COUNCIL CONSTITUTION AND BYE-LAWS
The name of the governing body is the Governance Council of JSS International School (hereinafter referred to as “the governing body”).
2.1 The Governance Council of JSS International School (hereinafter referred to as “the school”), a juristic person, is in accordance with the strategic goals of KHDA, goals of the Ministry of Education of UAE and the CISCE.
3.1 The Governing Council to consist eminent professionals from different walks of life, who contribute to the success of the school with their different skills and experience.
6.1 The governing body meets as regularly as circumstances require but not less than once every school quarter.
6.2 The chairperson has discretion to convene meetings of the governing body and to determine the date, time and venue thereof but he is obliged, if requested to do so in writing by at least four members of the governing body, to convene a meeting of the governing body.
6.3 The secretary or someone else instructed by the chairperson must give at least fourteen days’ (or such shorter period as the governing body may unanimously approve) notice of any meetings of the governing body and such notice must be given to all members of the governing body.
6.4 In the case of a matter which the chairperson considers to be urgent, only 24 hours prior notice of a meeting need be given to the members of the governing body.
6.5 Unless unanimously agreed otherwise by the governing body, notices of all meetings of the governing body must be in writing and accompanied by the following:
6.5.1 An agenda;
6.5.2 The minutes of the previous meeting; if applicable;
6.5.3 All other information that is reasonably required to enable members of the governing body to prepare properly for the meeting.
6.6 The secretary or such other person appointed for this purpose by the governing body, records the proceedings at all governing body meetings. If requested to do so, the secretary will provide a copy of the minutes to the Head of the Provincial Education Department.
6.7 Anyone who is not a member of the governing body may, by invitation of the governing body, attend a governing body meeting and may take part in the discussions and may address the governing body should the duties of the governing body require it. Such person will however not have a vote during the meeting and has to leave the meeting when the governing body so decides.
6.8 The majority of the number of members of the governing body forms a quorum for any meeting of the governing body.
6.9 A member of the governing body must excuse himself from a meeting of the governing body for the duration of any discussion and decision-taking on any matter in which such member has a personal interest.
7. Members residing in Dubai
Members residing in Dubai will meet once in two months to monitor school’s progress and provide support through CEO’s meetings.