IB Elementary through to IB Diploma
Greenfield Community School was founded in 2007 in Dubai. It is an International Baccalaureate World Continuum School owned by Taaleem. GCS is proud to be the only school in the United Arab Emirates authorised to offer all four IB programmes [ (Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC)].
The school is located in the Green Community in Dubai Investments Park.
Who runs the school?
The school is managed by Taleem. Andrew Wood is the Principal.
The school website says: At Taaleem, we develop and manage nursery, primary and secondary schools, and our vision is to be the most respected provider of high quality international education in the UAE and GCC region. We establish our schools as cornerstones of their communities and create a warm family environment. We deliver a range of international curricula and continuously evaluate and enhance our schools in line with global best practice. Taaleem is committed to the highest standards of international education so that our students will be able to compete on the global stage and become successful, responsible world citizens.
Is this a non-profit school?
Not stated as Not-for-Profit.
What facilities does it offer?
The school website says :
Greenfield Community School (GCS), founded in 2007. GCS offers state–of-the-art facilities on over 10 acres of ground.These include but are not limited to; a multi– purpose auditorium, full sized sports field, mini pitch,gymnasium,swimming pool, children’s pool, cafeteria, covered play areas, three tennis courts,two libraries, art studios, music rooms, ICT labs, dance and drama studios, DT workshops and more.
Our curriculum promotes a sense of global mindedness with language forming an important and integral part of the GCS world. In fact there is an opportunity to learnArabic, French or German from Kindergarten onwards.
Greenfield Community School provides a high quality, creative and challenging international education, based on the International Baccalaureate Philosophy. We foster within each student, staff member and community member an enduring passion for learning and empowering each individual to become a caring global citizen.
Greenfield Community School Location and School Timing:
- Primary School 7.45am -2.30pm
- Secondary School 7.45am – 3.30pm
Every Tuesday is early dismissal for Primary and Secondary School:
- Primary school at 1.30pm
- Secondary school at 1.35pm
School Office Hours are from 8am until 4pm Sunday to Thursday.
What is the school’s philosophy?
According to the school website:
Our Vision is to become the ‘future of education’ in the region.
We aim to be acknowledged as a leading school with an international outlook, specializing in developing our students to become remarkable human beings.
Our outstanding staff professionalism and service, along with the personalized quality of our learning environment and communications are the key factors to the realization of our vision.
Our Mission is to provide a high quality, creative and challenging international education. We foster within each student, staff member and community member an enduring passion for learning and empowering each individual to become a caring global citizen.
We aim to become recognized as the premier international school in the Middle East. The mission of our School is preparing our students to aim for excellence and to make a difference as global citizens. We fully believe, support and follow the IB Mission which “aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
Where vision lives, children flourish, and learning is at the heart of our community.
At Greenfield Community School we educate generations of children who will develop and use their talents to create a sense of curiosity, tolerance, belonging, meaning and contribution within their communities. Such children will grow into adults who are bright and shining lights in their world.
We recognise the importance of laying solid foundations upon which to construct the educational future for our students. With the emphasis firmly upon learning, our school is a safe and secure educational environment where students are happy to explore and share their ideas. We encourage students to be curious and ask questions, knowing that this will develop their capacity to think creatively. We teach students awareness of different ways of thinking, helping them to understand the benefits of, for example, logical, divergent and creative thought; to understand that there is never only one answer to a question and that there are several versions of a “right” answer. We teach them how to learn, to understand how learning works best for them as an individual, to propagate positive learning habits and help them to move towards fulfilling their potential.
Expand our student numbers and facility to create a KG through Grade 12 quality international education for all students in our community.
Deliver a challenging education to all students based on the four IB programmes (PYP, MYP, DP and IBCC), recognizing the importance of the IB Learner Profile (creating inquirers, risk-takers, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, knowledgeable, balanced and reflective learners).
Provide vigorous leadership and support, within a caring school community, where all constituents are involved in creating our community of learners.
Inspire an environment of excellence combined with a healthy and balanced curriculum, celebrating everyone’s talents and potential in all areas.
Empower and recognize each student and staff member’s unique contribution to and needs in school life.
Improve communication and relationships between all members of the school community, recognizing that clear communication is a key to success.
Create internationally minded global citizens of the future.
International Baccalaureate (IB) World Continuum school. It is one of only a handful of schools in the world authorised to offer all four IB programmes. These include the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP),and is one of the first schools in the UAE to offer the IB’s Career–related Certificate (IBCC).
A completed Application Form does not oblige the school to accept your child. However, once you have been notified of your child’s placement decision and the registration and relevant term fees have been paid, a contract is deemed to exist between the school and the parents/guardians, provided that the school regulations are observed. The school reserves the right to place your child in the grade level deemed to be the most appropriate, within the bounds of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) guidelines.
FEE PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Application fees: This is one time payment of 500 AED and is non-refundable
Joining class lists and starting classes: Students will not be admitted to classes and their name will not appear on class lists until Term 1 fees are paid in full
Registration and re-registration fees:A non-refundable fee of AED 7,000 is to be paid within 10 working days from the date of the Acceptance letter and will be adjusted against Term 1 or Term 2fees
Payment: Payment can be made by cash, credit card, bank transfer or personal or manager’s cheque
All chequesmust be made payable to “Greenﬁeld Community School”
Personal cheques will not be accepted for Term 1 fees from 3 working days prior to the start of school academic year, after which, the school will only accept cheque payments made through Bank Manager’s cheques. Other modes of payment will still continue.
Any returned or dishonored cheque will attract an administrative levy of AED 500 for each dishonor / return.
Postdated cheques can be submitted for Term 2 & 3 at any time in advance of the due date.
As mentioned above, all personnel cheques will have to be cleared before the student will be admitted in to the school. We recommend allowing a minimum of three working days.
All bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the remitter. When a bank transfer is made, please ensure all relevant information is included in the transfer form, i.e. Student name, Student ID, Grade and Invoice number. Bank transfer confirmation should be faxed to +971 (0)4 885 6611, or emailed email@example.com. GCS Bank Account Details will be provided upon request.
Credit card is accepted towards payment of Tuition fees only. Payment can also be made via Credit Card Authorisation Form.
All documentation must be submitted prior to the student joining the school. Incoming students with incomplete documents are not acceptable and will result in non-registration by the KHDA and ultimately result in fines. Greenfield Community School is not responsible for any fines imposed by the KHDA.
(as of 2013/14) : Good.