Victoria International School
Victoria International School is a co-educational international institution offering the Australian Curriculum for students aged 3 to 19, located in the Al Tuwaan area of Sharjah.
VISS offers a diverse international community a high quality education. The school has an encouraging and exciting environment that celebrates and appreciates diversity. The primary focus at Victoria International School is in meeting each student's individual learning needs enabling them to succeed in life within and beyond the school.
The school will develop learners who are critical thinkers, reliable, and responsible world citizens who face future resiliently and optimistically. The curriculum offered at the VISS will help students to reach their full potential. The curriculum delivered is based on three framework programs from Australia and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
The Early Learning Centre (Pre-KG and KG) follows the VEYLDF (Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework). Students from Grade 1 to Grade 10 follow the Australian Curriculum (Victoria). The final two years of the school follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
The Early Learning Center (ELC) provides the basis for formal education and personal growth for children. Two Curriculum Frameworks are being used to promote and guide practice and philosophy at the VISS Early Learning Centre which is the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework (VEYLDF). ELC offers children a number of opportunities to maximize their potential and create a basis for future learning. ELC curriculum is delivered through an integrated teaching and learning method. The play-based approach encourages and integrates intellectual, social, creative and physical abilities in children. To promote learning and development, children are encouraged to explore, resolve issues, interact, construct, create and think. The VEYLDF places special emphasis on communication and language, including literacy and numeracy.
While English literacy and mathematics are of prime significance, when a child enters Primary School in VISS, there is also an importance placed on the pleasure of learning, since every child is encouraged to explore and learn about the world. The curriculum has been updated to meet the local context and needs of individual students and follows the Australian curricular program (Victoria). Critical reading, writing, math, and thinking skills are the main focus at this stage of learning. Students are also given a wide range of extracurricular activities which include ballet, instrumental music, swimming, dance, sports, karate and many more.
Secondary School is the time of rapid, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Secondary School follows the Australian Curriculum (Victoria). The Australian curriculum (Victoria) for Years 6-10 will be organized into three general categories and each category will include different subjects and learning areas. The Discipline-based Learning program includes English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Languages, and Arts. Interdisciplinary Learning program includes Communication, Design, Creativity, Technology, Information and Communications Technology and Thinking Process. Other Physical, Personal and Social Learning program includes Interpersonal Development, Civics, Health and Physical Education, Personal Learning, and Citizenship.
Senior students take The Global Citizen (GC) diploma or International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
Obtain a Pre- Assessment form either by collecting one from the Registration Office at the school or by entering through the Online Application form under Admissions.
Complete the form with all the necessary details.
VISS Registrar will contact you within a few days to inform you of your child’s assessment date and time, or may require you to provide further information to process your application. Following the assessment, VISS will contact you to inform you whether your child has been accepted for enrolment.
Once your child has been accepted to VISS, make sure the mentioned documents are submitted to the Registration Office on registration day.
Extra Curricular Activities
- Instrumental Music