Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS) was established in 2007 and is not a for-profit school located on Al Taawun Street, Sharjah. A well-known UAE school that follows the Australian curriculum, VISS provides a unique educational experience for its students. Victoria International School of Sharjah is a learning center that transfers education to students aged 3-19. The school excels in STEM learning, international studies and in developing arts and community practices. The VISS curriculum offered by Victoria is an Australian version of the curriculum and is internationally recognized for its ability to challenge and encourage students to contribute positively to society. The school is divided into three sections – Early Learning Center, Primary School and Secondary School. In Grades 11 and 12, Victoria International School of Sharjah offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). The school also regularly updates the website about important announcements about the school and its students. IVISS sends a newsletter detailing events, achievements and other events at the school. The school forums regularly update their NEWS section to provide parents with relevant updates and information.
Since its inception in 2007, Victoria International School of Sharjah has built a reputation for being a center where students can grow, learn and develop their personalities in a creative environment. Separated from the Institute of Primary, Primary and Secondary Phases, VISS transmits education based on the Australian curriculum. In Grades 11 and 12, the school follows the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Victoria International School of Sharjah also boasts state-of-the-art facilities such as Basketball Courts, Swimming Pool, STEM Lab, Computer and Science Labs, Design Technology classes and much more.
At ELC level, the school follows a set of two Australian curricula to define The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) syllabus. Victorian Age Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF). An integrated approach to teaching and learning is used by the school to deliver a curriculum. The school emphasizes play-based learning in this phase to promote children’s physical, physical, social and artistic skills.
The school develops the natural curiosity of enthusiastic children at the first level. The curriculum is followed by the Australian Curriculum which contains special additions based on Department of Education recommendations for compliance with UAE requirements. The courses taught are divided into two broad groups.
The Secondary School was further divided into Middle School and Senior School.
From Grade 6 to Grade 9, learners’ reading and numeracy skills from previous grades are applied while introducing new learning areas such as communication skills, active group work and old thinking. Topics are generally divided into three types of reading – Discipline-Based Learning, Intermediate Learning and Physical, Personal and Social Reading.
The High School covers Grades 10, 11 and 12. Grade 10 is pre-IB, and, in Grades 11 and 12, students take courses based on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). The IBDP is an internationally recognized curriculum that prepares senior students for future colleges and careers. The International Baccalaureate Diploma lasts for two years and teaches 6 undergraduate and advanced courses. Courses cover a wide range of fields including languages, social studies, experimental science and mathematics.
VISS has three restaurants / cafes on their campus – one for Primary School, one for Middle School and one for Senior School. Safratas third-party catering company operates independently and offers healthy student lunch options. The menu changes each week and can be accessed on the school’s website. The elementary school cake has pre-order meal plans. Consumer purchases are limited to healthy drinks and healthy snacks. Middle and Senior School canteens work in a stand-alone system where students have access to Hot Meals, sandwiches and a bar.
VISS organizes various local and international camps as part of their Outdoor Education Program. Victoria International School of Sharjah recently organized a Ski Trip to Switzerland, with students visiting Geneva, Gruyere and Verbier.
The Australian curriculum mandates that every student participate in sports to promote physical fitness and early childhood health. Victoria International School of Sharjah prides itself on a flexible sports program at all levels through physical activity and competitions to promote co-operation and ethics in sport.
Victoria International School of Sharjah promotes co-curricular activities to create diverse students who contribute to community members and excel in all aspects of life beyond textbooks. To make this idea work, Victoria School in Sharjah has taught outside the cultural center called Beyond the Classroom.
A field trip
As part of the External Education Program, the school organizes a variety of cultural awareness tours and educational tours for students. These include trips to Robotics tournaments nationwide, the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championship and a trip organized by the educational tour provider NorthStar. VISS kindergarten students also recently visited Dubai DinoPark in Zabeel.
VISS has a fully equipped medical clinic on campus that operates from 07:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily. The school has hired one doctor and two full-time nurses to care for the medical needs of the students. VISS Medical Center is in Gate 5. According to the need for the service, the school regularly checks health. Parents will be notified prior to this test and may contact the nurses regarding any medical concerns they may have about their child.