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5 Remarkable Facts that You don't Know About Indian School- GIIS Pune

Ashok Deepan
Dec 30, 2020
About GIIS

GIIS schools have won over 150 awards in academic excellence over the past decade. GIIS Pune is one of their SMART campus branches in India that has recently won an award in teaching excellence.  

A SMART campus is a digitally empowered learning environment that uses the latest teaching techniques that make learning more interactive and fun. Some things you will find at the GIIS Pune SMART campus include:

● Augmented reality or 3D learning tools

● Cashless payment

● Digital lockers

● Smart restrooms

● Digital notice boards

● Location mapping and movement analytics, and more

GIIS Pune SMART campus is one of the international CBSE schools in Pune, which is also known as the Oxford of the East because of its academic reputation. That said, you should rest assured that your child will be in good hands at GIIS Pune. Keep reading to know more about the school.

What curriculum does GIIS Pune offer?

GIIS Pune offers the Global Montessori Plus Program for preschool children and the CBSE program from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The GMP program is a customized program by GIIS campuses that uses modern teaching methodologies coupled with the original Montessori philosophy's guiding principles.

The curriculums stand on five main pillars listed below:

● Excelerate program – The program aims to produce fast and eager learners through accelerating basic literacy and numerical skills in the students.

● Multi-faceted learning – To accommodate each students' learning capability, this program is designed thematically with interactive activities. This way, each child's personality and intellectual capacity are nurtured.

● iPlay program The program aims to foster independence, collaboration, and individual responsibility through games and other fun interactive classroom activities. Children participate in these activities under the supervision of their teachers.

● iCare program – The program aims to make students sensitive to environmental and social issues in the community. Students participate in gardening activities, charity drives to enhance their interaction and bonding with the community and their surroundings. Such activities help build their character by instilling values such as honesty, kindness, compassion, social responsibility, and much more.

● Future-ready program – The program uses a hands-on approach to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning to prepare students for the 21st century careers and opportunities.

CBSE curriculum

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is an internationally recognized curriculum. GIIS Pune has combined the existing CBSE learning methods with its award-winning 9GEMS framework to provide holistic education to its students. 

GIIS Pune offers this curriculum to students from grades 1 to 12. The students then take part in a national examination that qualifies them to get into the world's best universities.

In case you are wondering what the 9GEMS are, they include-

1. Community and care

2. Sports excellence

3. Academic excellence

4. Visual and performing arts

5. Innovation and creativity

6. Entrepreneurship and leadership

7. Universal values and ethics

8. Personality development

9. Skill development

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Extracurricular and co-curricular activities

Students at GIIS Pune must participate in at least one extracurricular and co-curricular activities in the school. Some extracurricular activities include public speaking, eco-club, GIIS chef, Aryabhatta club, Major Dhyan Chand club, etc.

Co-curricular activities at GIIS Pune are to build the students' talents and get them interested in new ones. The school offers table-tennis, chess, yoga, basketball, and CBGCA cricket as co-curricular activities.

Students are usually grouped into four houses to encourage healthy competition, collaboration, build friendships, and create a sense of belonging. When students succeed or win in sports or talent competitions, it builds their confidence and gives them pride in their accomplishments. All this works into what the school aims to accomplish with the 9GEMS framework.

Scholarships at GIIS Pune

1. Global Citizen ScholarshipGIIS Pune offers this prestigious scholarship to students from the Pune region. The scholarship is available for students in grades 11 and 12 and pays for tuition, living, and boarding expenses in any GIIS school.

2. GIIS Global Sports Scholarship – This scholarship is offered to students who are Indian residents, who excel in sports. It offers academic support and sports mentorship to students as required. It is available for students from grades 1 to 10, in the Hadapsar and from grades 1 to 12 in the Balewadi campuses.

3. 9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship – This scholarship is offered to talented students in any of the 9GEMS listed above. It is offered to students from grade 6 to grade 10 in the Hadapsar campus and from grade 6 to 12 in the Balewadi campus. It is a one-year scholarship that funds between 10-20% of the tuition, depending on the category a student qualifies.

4. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship – This scholarship is aimed at students who are thriving in the digital space and encourage them to pursue their passion and interests in the area. The scholarship is available for students from grade 6 to grade 10in the Hadapsar SMART campus and from grades 6 to 12 in the Balewadi SMART campus. The scholarship pays for 10-20% of tuition fees, depending on the category.

5. Mahatma Gandhi Universal Values Merit-cum-Means Scholarship – GIIS Pune aims to provide quality education to needy students through this scholarship. It is available to students from preschool to grade 10. Existing parents, new parents, and the student fraternity at GIIS all qualify for this scholarship. The scholarship funds between 10-20% off the school tuition fees.

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6. Global FUTURE-READY Merit Scholarship – This scholarship is for both existing and new GIIS students who excel academically. This is a limited scholarship for students from grade 7 to 10 at the Hadapsar campus and from grade 7 to 12 at the Balewadi campus. The scholarship funds from 10-20% of tuition fees depending on the category.

You can find out more details about the scholarships on the GIIS Pune website. 

Admission process

There is a four-step school admission process at GIIS Pune.

Step 1: Fill in the online application form.

Step 2: Visit the school and meet with an admissions counsellor who will guide you through the next steps.

Step 3: Pay the registration fee.

Step 4: Pay the admission and term fees.

If you have been on the fence about enrolling your child in a GIIS school, now you know that this CBSE school in Pune offers the best education today in India and abroad. For more information about GIIS Pune, visit the school's website or the campus at Hadapsar or Balewadi in Pune city.


Please contact us for any queries you may have with regards to admission, programmes, curricula, scholarships and more. 


Ashok Deepan

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