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Global Indian International School to Launch NextGen SMART Campus
in Singapore’s Digital District

● This state-of-the-art campus is Singapore’s largest SMART international school,
and uses next-generation technology to prepare students for 21st century
challenges

SINGAPORE, 28 February 2018 – Global Indian International School (GIIS) will open the
most technologically advanced SMART campus in Singapore – and probably all of Asia –
which combines 21st century pedagogy with state-of-the-art amenities to educate a new
generation of leaders.
The SMART campus, upon completion, will be one of the first buildings in the Singapore
Government’s planned Punggol Digital District (PDD) which is being developed as a
residential, commercial and business district as the city-state implements its Smart Nation
initiative.
Phase 1 of the school will accommodate 3,500 students in its sprawling 33,000 sqm,
seven-storey school, with more than 130 classrooms powered by ‘virtual classroom’ e-
learning technology as well as interactive TV display panels, tablets and projectors.
This virtual approach to learning gives students access to a network of specialist faculty
members, industry leaders and international universities. They can also collaborate with
fellow students from other GIIS campuses across seven countries.
The school will offer the International Baccalaureate, Cambridge IGCSE and CBSE
curriculum and Montessori Kindergarten programmes under one roof. It blends academic
learning with 21st century skills-based education, designed to inculcate in students a set of
four key skills (4Cs) – critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity – that
will equip them to face the challenges of the future workforce.
In keeping with its SMART theme, the school has also established three centres of
research excellence for the students, focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation,
robotics and artificial intelligence, and design technology. Other campus features include
40GB fibre broadband connectivity, sports data analytics and smart safety features like
facial recognition.
To teach students about nature and environmental sustainability, the entire campus is
supported by green initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint. These include different uses
for various types of water, such as rain water conservation, NeWater for utilities and
industrial water for emergencies. The school’s Environment Labs will also bring students
closer to Nature.
GIIS has tapped the expertise of leading architects from the US, Australia, Japan,
Malaysia and Singapore to design the campus.
“Students and their learning outcomes are at the heart of the design of our SMART
campus, which is likely the largest of its kind in Asia and possibly the world, with
technologically advanced systems that will enrich our award-winning 9GEMS model of
holistic education,” said Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder & Chairman of GIIS.
“This new campus has also implemented the Small Learning communities concept, which
will give students an experience of a small ‘school within a school’ inspired by the Finnish
method of education,” he added.
The school is expected to be operational from the third quarter of this year.
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About Global Indian International School

Global Indian International School (GIIS) is a global network of award-winning premier international
schools with more than 15,000 students across 23 campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan,
Thailand, UAE, Vietnam and India.

Founded in 2002, GIIS offers a comprehensive range of International and Indian curricula for
Kindergarten to Year 12 students. These include the International Baccalaureate Diploma
Programme (IBDP), Cambridge IGCSE, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and
the Global Montessori Plus programme.

GIIS’ mission is to nurture young minds into global leaders and innovators through its proprietary 9
GEMS™ methodology, a holistic approach to teaching that balances academics with sports,
performing arts, entrepreneurship and character development. GIIS is a member of the Global
Schools Foundation (GSF). Based on high standards of governance and established academic
criteria, GSF has consistently been recognised internationally for excellence in education, and has
received more than 90 awards over the past 15 years.

For more information, please visit: www.schoolofthefuture.sg and sg.globalindianschool.org/