Founded in 1961, IHS is the first and longest-standing Indian education institution in the Gulf. Established before the founding of the United Arab Emirates, our schools embody the cultures, values, and ethos of both India and the UAE in both learning and teaching. We soar high but stay rooted in our values and culture.
It was also the year when we started our longest standing tradition. It was for the first time that IHS had carried out the Indian Republic Day celebrations on its campus. Attended by the Late Ruler of Dubai, H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum and other prominent UAE leaders and dignitaries, this day is forever cherished for bringing the two communities and cultures together.
As the ISO certification is valid for three years only and needs to be renewed after that, the school successfully renewed it in 2006 and 2009. The certification is a testimony to the school’s continuous efforts to further education quality and teaching standards.
Completing 50 years was a major milestone for IHS as the school fulfilled some of its long-standing goals in this golden year. The school entered its 50th year with style and panache as more than 1000 students, parents, teachers and administrators gathered at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium to celebrate the Golden Anniversary.
Since the school has been so diligent in adopting state-of-the-art ICT technology, it bagged the ‘Digital Learning ICT Enabled School of the Year 2010’ award from the Indian Government. The school’s e-learning programme ‘Destination Success’ was one of the largest programmes in the region.
The CBSE-I International Curriculum was launched at IHS with 180 principals and teachers from 30 schools of nine countries attending the inauguration.
One of the biggest feathers in the IHS cap was the ‘Outstanding’ rating awarded to us by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). In the true IHS tradition, the top management attributes this victory to all the hard work put in by the staff.
H.H Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Airlines & Group unveils the plaque declaring the formal opening of the Indian International School, Dubai Silicon Oasis in January 2012.