WHEN DID THE SMART CAMPUS COMMENCE SCHOOLING?

The new GIIS SMART Campus commenced classes from July 2, 2018. Students from Queenstown campus were joined by their fellow students from Balestier campus and senior students from the East Coast campus at the new campus.

The campus was originally scheduled to be ready by Sept 2018, but is ready before time.


WHEN CAN WE VISIT THE GIIS SMART CAMPUS?

We encourage all our parents to visit the campus at their convenience, either before the start of the school on 2nd July or thereafter.  For the benefit of all parents, we will be continuing our campus tours during the month of July and August on weekends ie. on Saturdays, at 9:30 a.m and 11:30 a.m.

Parents are encouraged to RSVP on the following link as the campus tours would be strictly on registration basis.

http://singapore.giis.events/campus-tours-for-current-parents

WHAT ARE THE CONTACT DETAILS OF THE NEW CAMPUS?

The campus contact details remain same and are as follows:

https://sg.globalindianschool.org/home/connect/campus-contact-details.

Here are some useful numbers common for all campuses within Singapore.

1. GIIS Singapore (Main) - (65) 6914 7000

2. Admissions - (65) 6914 7100

3. Helpdesk - (65) 6914 7070

4. Finance - (65) 6914 7150

5. Transport - (65) 6914 7088

6. Tech Support (MYGIIS & Apps) - (65) 6914 7075

7. GICC Main - (65) 6914 7050


WHO is in THE LEADERSHIP ROLES FOR THE SMART CAMPUS?

The Campus is led by a vibrant leadership team comprising Ms Melissa Maria and Ms Rekha Varghese, supported by an outstanding team of Supervisors, Heads of Departments and Coordinators.

  Melissa Maria Principal, Grade 7-12   Ms Melissa Maria will be the Principal/Head of School for the 'S' block and will be responsible for IB, IGCSE, CBSE academic operations of Grades 7-12.

Melissa Maria
Principal, Grade 7-12

Ms Melissa Maria will be the Principal/Head of School for the 'S' block and will be responsible for IB, IGCSE, CBSE academic operations of Grades 7-12.

  Rekha Varghese  Vice Principal, KG and Grade 1-6       Ms Rekha Varghese will  be the Vice Principal and Acting Head of School for the 'P' block and will be responsible for academic operations of Grades KG-6.  

Rekha Varghese
Vice Principal, KG and Grade 1-6    

Ms Rekha Varghese will  be the Vice Principal and Acting Head of School for the 'P' block and will be responsible for academic operations of Grades KG-6.
 


WHAT CURRICULA AND GRADES ARE BEING OFFERED AT THE SMART CAMPUS?

The school will offer IB, IGCSE, CBSE and Global Montessori Plus under one roof at the SMART Campus. It is open for enrolment for Grades KG to Grade 12.

ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO INTRODUCE INTERNATIONAL CURRICULA FOR PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS?

The school intends to offer International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) from 2020 academic session. The school has already commenced the necessary registration process with the IB board.  


WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR  ECA/CCA ACTIVITIES AND WHERE ARE THEY LOCATED?

There are several comprehensive ECA/CCA facilities provided across the two blocks which are available to all students. Please follow the below list which outlines the various facilities, their block, their floor location and their room number.

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WHAT ARE THE OPERATING HOURS FOR THE LIBRARY?

The library will be open to all students during school hours and shall be closed after school hours.

IS THERE A BOOK DROP FACILITY?

Yes, the library shall have a Smart book drop facility by Dec 2018.


WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS LABS AVAILABLE AT THE CAMPUS?

Modern and spacious labs, elegantly designed for students, are available at the Campus. The lab structure is designed to ensure that a maximum number of students can use the facilities with ease and comfort. Labs also have dedicated preparatory rooms and research corners where students can meet with teachers or peers to hold discussions and collaborate.

There are separate labs for CBSE and International curricula students.

  • Students of CBSE curricula have one each of Physics lab, Chemistry Lab, Biology lab, and a Composite lab.
  • Students of IB and IGCSE have one each of Chemistry Lab and Biology lab, and a common Physics lab shared with CBSE students.

Each block has one each of Composite Labs to be used by Upper Primary and Middle School students.


WILL STUDENTS CONTINUE IN THE SAME SECTION IN THE NEW CAMPUS?

Most students are in their respective sections, along with fellow students. However, minor changes are likely possible. To see the changes, we request you to login in MyGIIS, choose PG-SmartCampus, use your existing MyGIIS username and password and the former campus selection to be able to view the section and all other features.

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WILL TEACHERS CONTINUE TO BE IN-CHARGE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SECTIONS?

Majority of teachers will continue to lead their respective sections. However, some teachers may be reassigned to new sections.


WOULD THE PARENTS HAVE ACCESS TO CAFETERIA DURING WEEKDAYS?

During school operations on weekdays, the cafeteria will be out of bounds to any parents or visitors.

WHAT ABOUT SATURDAYS OR DURING SCHOOL EVENTS?

However on Saturdays or when parents are attending the school events, they are allowed to access the cafeterias located at Level 2, 3 and 4.


WILL GICC CLASSES BE HELD ON SATURDAYS AT THE NEW CAMPUS?

Yes, the GICC classes will continue at the new campus and a list of courses is attached below. For more details click here.

SMART Campus has dedicated studios and GICC will continue in bettering our infrastructure. Parents and students will be informed.


TO ACCESS MYGIIS, WHICH CAMPUS SHOULD BE SELECTED? IS THERE ANY CHANGE IN LOGIN ID AND PASSWORD?

To access MyGIIS, students and parents of the new campus need to select 'PG-SMART Campus' and login with their previous login ID and password.

WHEN WILL THE STUDENTS RECEIVE THEIR SMART ID CARD? 

The students shall receive their SMART ID cards after they resume classes at the new campus. For any issues with the Smart ID cards or registration of biometric/facial recognition, students are advised to approach the Student Service Centre at the 'S' block, Level 2 next to the Gandhi Centre. 


HOW WILL THE NEW STUDENT SERVICE CENTRE BENEFIT THE STUDENTS?

The new Student Service Centre (SSC) is a one stop centre to assist all students on all matters including the technical matters. The centre is located at the 'S' block, Level 2 next to the Gandhi Centre.

For any issues with the Smart ID cards or registration of biometric/facial recognition, problems in accessing wi-fi or any other tech support issues, students are advised to approach the Student Service Centre (SSC).  


WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR MARKING ATTENDANCE USING FACIAL RECOGNITION?

Previously, the student attendance was marked only at the beginning of the first period. With facial recognition, students are required to mark their attendance before beginning of classes and in addition they are required to mark attendance every time they visit a studio.

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WILL THERE BE CHANGES TO THE SCHOOL CALENDAR?

The school calendar will continue to be the same as announced at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year.

WILL THERE BE A CHANGE IN THE TIMETABLE?

The time table for all classes has undergone some changes and these would be reflected in MyGIIS by 25th June 2018.


SHOULD THE STUDENTS CARRY ALL THE BOOKS AND NOTEBOOKS ON THE VERY FIRST DAY?

Yes, it will be business as usual and all classes will follow the applicable timetables. Students will be required to carry all books and notebook in accordance with the timetable. 


ARE THE PERANAKAN AND STRAITS BLOCKS INTERCONNECTED?

The 'P' and 'S' blocks are connected at Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Access on Level 2 is through the Nest area, while access through Level 3 is through the cafeteria. Access on Level 4 is through the cafeteria as well as the Friendship Bridge linking the two buildings at the opposite end. Access on Level 5 is through the playground.


WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF STUDENT GROUP ROOMS (SGR)? HOW MANY ARE THERE AND HOW DOES A STUDENT RESERVE THESE?

The Student Group Rooms (SGRs)  are collaborative spaces for students and teachers. They are designed to accommodate small groups of 4 to 6 students, who can use these spaces for working on their assignments/project works. At times the SGRs will also be used by teachers to discuss projects with students.

The SGRs come with a large display to share the outputs of laptop and a booking room system is available to the students to make their bookings for the rooms. The booking schedules will also be viewed on a small display screen outside the SGRs.


WHAT ARE THE SMART FACILITIES USEABLE BY STUDENTS AT THE CAMPUS?

There are several SMART facilities which have been offered for students. These include:

12. Seminar Rooms with video conferencing  
13. Smart Basketball using SPEDAS technology
14. G TV studio
15. G Radio studio
16. Official Student iPad with class-based charging and storage
17. Personal notebook limitations
18. Document printing on dedicated network printer using G Campus Wallet  
19. Turnstile gates with Smart ID for Entry and Exit  
20. Student-operated Control Room at MPH
21. Food Collection kiosk
22. In-class student presentations

1. Smart ID card using RFID
2. G Campus Wallet
3. Facial Recognition for Student Attendance and Access Control  
4. Campus Wireless
5. In-class SOB power extensions
6. Restroom Feedback System  
7. Whiteboard Apps on Classroom Smart Touch TV
8. BYOD for wireless presentation  
9. Reading Stations@Gandhi Centre
10. Library kiosks and Smart drop bins  
11. SGR Meeting Rooms with web-based reservations