New Indian Model School Sharjah

New Indian Model School Sharjah

Overview

New Indian Model School (NIMS) Sharjah is a project of NIMS group which also manages New Indian Model School Dubai, New Indian Model School Al Ain, The Central School and the Model School in Abu Dhabi. The school was inaugurated on 6th September 1982 by then Deputy Chief Minister of Kerala, C.H. Muhammad Koya.

New Indian Model School Sharjah follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the State of Kerala Curriculum from Kindergarten until Grade 12. It is a co-educational institute until Grade 5 after which boys and girls are taught separately.

Presently, there are 2,500 students including children with SEND requirements. New Indian Model School Sharjah has maintained a record of 100% results with most distinctions and first class scores in the Kerala Board exams since it commenced in 1993.

NIMS Sharjah and its sister schools are preferred by parents looking for affordable schools that follow the Indian curriculum. We also have put together a list of the best schools in Sharjah for parents looking for quality educational institutes in the emirate. 

As of now, NIMS Sharjah hasn’t been inspected by any local or international agency.

Residential Communities near New Indian Model School Sharjah

Enjoying a central location in the Al Azra school area, New Indian Model High School is accessible for families living in:

The nearest residential area is Al Sabkha. The community offers spacious villas as well as direct access to Al Kuwait Street and the emirate of Ajman. 

Parents looking for accommodation near the school campus can consider:

Campus of New Indian Model School Sharjah

NIMS Sharjah is committed to nurturing the growth and creativity of students and has built modern facilities to facilitate this. The school campus features high-quality infrastructure that ensures the well-rounded development of students.  

Campus facilities include:

  • Kindergarten play area
  • Rumpus room
  • The work station
  • Reading corner
  • Computer lab 
  • Science labs (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • School transport
  • School clinic
  • Library 
  • Prayer hall
  • Basketball court
  • Art room
Amenities for students at NIMS school in Sharjah
Little ones often spend their time in the play area designed for them (Image Credit: New Indian Model School Sharjah)

New Indian Model School Sharjah uniforms are available at the school store along with workbooks, textbooks, notebooks and stationery.

Location of New Indian Model School Sharjah

New Indian Model School Sharjah’s location in Al Azra ensures that the campus is placed away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The school is close to the Ajman-Sharjah border.

Why New Indian Model School Sharjah?

New Indian Model School Al Azra Sharjah is fast approaching its 40th anniversary. This section describes why NIMS Sharjah should be on the list of go-to schools for parents looking for a quality education institute for their child. Also, NIMS Sharjah is the only school in the UAE that offers Tamil and Bengali as a second language.

Since its launch, the school has maintained the highest standards of education. The results of the Grade 10 (Secondary School) examinations and Grade 12 (Senior Secondary) examinations have been outstanding – most students achieved State Ranks and A-1/A+ grades in all subjects. 

Indian Model School in Sharjah also offers a multitude of extra and co-curricular activities complemented by top-quality facilities. Likewise, students and parents are happy with the overall performance of the school.

Even though the school has not been inspected and rated by any local or international authority, it has received great reviews by parents and students for its overall performance. Another factor for positive NIMS Sharjah reviews is the good performance of its sister schools throughout the UAE. NIMS Sharjah has made it to the top Indian schools in Sharjah put together by Bayut.

School Details

COVID-19 Protocols

To minimise the spread of coronavirus, the government of UAE decided to reopen schools in August for the academic year 2021 – 2022 with safety guidelines. Similarly, keeping in mind the health and safety of students and staff members, the Ministry of Education has designed strict SOPs for schools to follow while they are open.

  • No student, teacher or staff member will join the school before testing negative for COVID-19. 
  • All students and teachers must get their body temperature checked in the morning before entering the school premises.
  • Classrooms will be set up to accommodate reduced capacity. Student desks will be set at a safe distance (1.5 meters); classrooms will use physical markings to ensure desks remain in the correct locations.
  • Provision for students in pre-KG/FS1, KG1/FS2 and KG2/Y1 will require “stable” groups of 10 or fewer children.
  • Lockers are permitted as long as physical distancing measures are not compromised and in such a way that each locker is designated to a specific student (alternated and not shared). 
  • Certain play sections/areas should be closed (i.e. dress up sections, indoor soft play areas, reading corners with soft furniture). Open spaces should include furniture and equipment that is easy to clean.
  • Students below 6 years (below Grade 1) are not required to wear masks
  •  Students of Grade 1 and above, teachers and school staff members are required to bring a minimum of two (2) masks to school each day.
  • Bus capacity must not exceed 50%; limit physical distances by placing stickers on seats. 
  • Seating arrangements will be clearly marked out in canteen areas; no students will be permitted to sit directly adjacent or next to one another. A physical distance of 2 meters should be kept in canteen areas.
  • Schools can operate a pre-selected and pre-packed lunch service, with no live cooking taking place at school. 
  • School events, field trips, extracurricular activities, after-school clubs and activities, sports events, holiday camps and celebrations are suspended until further notice.
  • Extra-curricular activities are encouraged to be offered digitally
  • Physical education will continue; however, access to swimming pools is not allowed.

Grades Offered at New Indian Model School Sharjah

New Indian Model School in Al Azra has divided the grades into 3 categories. Age-appropriate grade levels help teachers deliver lessons that best suit student needs. 

Phases
Grades Covered
Phases
Kindergarten
Grades Covered
KG 1 and KG 2
Phases
Primary Section
Grades Covered
Grade 1 to Grade 5
Phases
Secondary Section
Grades Covered
Grade 6 to Grade 12

New Indian Model School Sharjah Curriculum

New Indian Model School of Sharjah offers both the CBSE and Kerala State curriculum. In the kindergarten section, students are taught subjects based on the Montessori curriculum. All primary grades follow the CBSE curriculum and students from Grade 8 to Grade 12 study the Kerala State curriculum.

The main focus of the New Indian Model School Sharjah curriculum is to develop and nurture students at a pace they are comfortable with. From child-initiated and teacher-led activities in the nursery to critical-thinking and problem-solving projects in secondary school, children are continuously pushed for better academic and non-academic performance. 

Here’s an overview of the subjects taught at different levels:

  • Pre-Primary
    • English, Modern Math, General Knowledge (K.G.1/K.G.2) Drawing, Islamic Education / Quran / Moral Science, Art and Craft.
  • Primary
    • English, Hindi / Urdu / Malayalam (I to VII), Modern Math, General Science, Social Science, Drawing, Islamic Education /Quran / Moral Science, Arabic, Art and Craft.
  • Secondary
    • English, Hindi, Urdu / Malayalam (VIII to X) Arabic, Modern Math, Social Science, Moral Science, Physics /Chemistry, Biology, Art / Craft, Islamic Education. (Additional English and Special English Grade VIII onwards instead of Malayalam).
Indian curriculum taught at New Indian Model School of Sharjah
Teachers always supervise child-initiated activities (Image Credit: New Indian Model School Sharjah)

However, students at secondary stage are allowed to choose either the Commerce or Science stream with other electives.

Distance Learning at New Indian Model School

The Ministry of Education has authorised schools to offer face-to-face learning without a distance-learning option. However, schools shall continue to provide distance learning to students exempt from physical attendance, those who opt for distance learning or have high-risk medical conditions and/or who are 16 years of age and not vaccinated

Distance learning format might differ from school to school and term to term but students opting for this model will be kept updated on the curriculum followed.

New Indian Model School is using Google Meet, Google Classroom and Educore to conduct distance learning.

Academic Calendar for New Indian Model School Sharjah

NIMS School’s academic year starts in April and ends in March. Summer vacations are scheduled for July and August . New Indian Model School Sharjah’s academic calendar runs for 10 months and is divided into three terms.

  • The first term starts in the second week of April and ends in the first week of July, followed by a 2-month summer holiday.
  • The second term starts in the last week of August and ends in the second week of December, followed by a 3-week winter break.
  • The third term resumes in the first week of January and ends in the second week of March, followed by a 2-week spring break.

New Model Indian School Sharjah timings are from 07:00 am to 12:45 pm for kindergarten section as well as girls section from Grade 3 to Grade 12. Boys section timings are from 08:00 am to 02:15 pm. The school remains open from Sunday to Thursday.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply to New Indian Model School Sharjah?

New Indian Model School Sharjah’s online admission process starts when parents register their child online.

Once registration is done, send the scanned copies of the following mandatory documents.

  • Registration form/ temp. registration number received
  • Clear colour copy of the student’s Emirates ID front & back side 
  • Clear colour copy of the father’s Emirates ID (Sponsor) front & back side
  • Clear colour copy of the mother’s Emirates ID front & back Side 
  • Passport copy with visa page of student and sponsor parent
  • Copy of the birth certificate
  • Copy of the latest mark sheet/score sheet
  • TC copy.

The next step involves conducting an interview and entrance assessment. New Indian Model School Al Azra will email or call parents to confirm the admission of the candidate, provided they cleared the interview and assessment round. 

Admission process at New Indian Model School Al Azra
Parents looking for Indian curriculum schools often choose NIMS (Image Credit: New Indian Model School Sharjah)

To secure a seat at the school, parents are required to pay a registration deposit which will be adjusted against the students’ tuition fee. 

These age-requirement guidelines are followed at the school.

Grades
Minimum Entry Age
Maximum Entry Age
Grades
KG 1
Minimum Entry Age
4
Maximum Entry Age
5
Grades
KG 2
Minimum Entry Age
5
Maximum Entry Age
6
Grades
Grade 1
Minimum Entry Age
6
Maximum Entry Age
8
Grades
Grade 2
Minimum Entry Age
7
Maximum Entry Age
9
Grades
Grade 3
Minimum Entry Age
8
Maximum Entry Age
10
Grades
Grade 4
Minimum Entry Age
9
Maximum Entry Age
11
Grades
Grade 5
Minimum Entry Age
10
Maximum Entry Age
12
Grades
Grade 6
Minimum Entry Age
11
Maximum Entry Age
13
Grades
Grade 7
Minimum Entry Age
12
Maximum Entry Age
14
Grades
Grade 8
Minimum Entry Age
13
Maximum Entry Age
15
Grades
Grade 9
Minimum Entry Age
14
Maximum Entry Age
17
Grades
Grade 10
Minimum Entry Age
15
Maximum Entry Age
18
Grades
Grade 11
Minimum Entry Age
16
Maximum Entry Age
19
Grades
Grade 12
Minimum Entry Age
17
Maximum Entry Age
20

This is based on the age of the students on 31st March (for schools beginning in April) and 31st August (for schools beginning in September)

Fee Structure at New Indian Model School Sharjah

New Indian Model School’s tuition fee is charged for only 10 months.

Grades
Monthly Tuition Fees
Annual Tuition Fees
Grades
KG 1 and KG 2
Monthly Tuition Fees
AD 370
Annual Tuition Fees
AED 3,700
Grades
Grade 1 to Grade 3
Monthly Tuition Fees
AED 400
Annual Tuition Fees
AED 4,000
Grades
Grade 4 to Grade 7
Monthly Tuition Fees
AED 430
Annual Tuition Fees
AED 4,300
Grades
Grade 8 and Grade 9
Monthly Tuition Fees
AED 460
Annual Tuition Fees
AED 4,600
Grades
Grade 10
Monthly Tuition Fees
AED 520
Annual Tuition Fees
AED 5,200
Grades
Grade 11 and Grade 12
Monthly Tuition Fees
AED 630
Annual Tuition Fees
AED 6,300

Additional charges include transportation charges for Sharjah and Ajman. New Indian Model School Sharjah fees can be paid via cash, cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card. For more information on payment options, please click here.

Scholarships at New Indian Model School Sharjah

To acknowledge and appreciate students who put in extra effort and perform well in academics and non-academic fields, NIMS Sharjah offers merit scholarships and fee concessions.

School Facilities

Lunch Options at New Indian Model School Sharjah

New Indian Model School has a canteen facility that serves snacks and other refreshments during the break. However, parents can send packed lunches and meals with their children.

*During the pandemic, schools can operate a pre-selected and pre-packed lunch service, with no live cooking taking place at school.

School Transportation at New Indian Model School Sharjah

Transportation facilities are provided by New Indian Model School Sharjah. Buses pick-up and drop-off students at predetermined locations throughout Sharjah and Ajman. The buses are driven by experienced and trained bus drivers. Bus attendants know how to take care of little ones. 

transportation facilities available for students at NIMS School Al Azra
Well-equipped buses ensure safe commute of your child (Image Credit: New Indian Model School Sharjah)

All the buses are equipped with a Video Surveillance System, Global Positioning Systems and scanners for attendance confirmation. Annual transportation charges can be seen below.

  • Sharjah: AED 2,600 per annum
  • Ajman: AED 2,700 per annum

To register your child for transportation services, please visit the school office to fill the application form. 

*Bus capacity must not exceed 50%; limit physical distances by placing stickers on seats.

Sports Facilities

NIMS School Al Azra is keen for its students to take part in sporting activities. Sports facilities available at the school include an indoor basketball court and a kindergarten play area.

Children can participate in various indoor and outdoor games such as table tennis, carom, chess, football, volleyball, throwball, cricket, badminton and basketball.

*Physical education will continue; however, access to swimming pools is not allowed.

Extra-curricular Activities at New Indian Model School Sharjah

Students of New Indian Model School Sharjah are given ample opportunities to engage in extracurricular and co-curricular activities that match their interest and passion. The school ensures that facilities built on campus support students in their work and various ventures.

These activities involve music, arts, performing arts, quizzes, competitions, sporting activities, creativity and critical thinking.

Co-curricular activities offered at Indian Model School in Sharjah
Little ones participating in a fancy dress competition (Image Credit: New Indian Model School Sharjah)

*Extra-curricular activities are encouraged to be offered digitally.

Field Trips from New Indian Model School Sharjah

Students learn more about the culture and heritage of the UAE by visiting historical sites and museums. Additionally, tourist attractions, amusement parks, beaches and resorts serve as venues for school trips.

*Due to Covid-19, field trips are suspended until further notice.

After-school Care at New Indian Model School Sharjah

Students can participate in karate and skating after school hours. These take place 3 days a week, from 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm for girls and 02:30 pm to 03:30 pm for boys.

Medical Care at New Indian Model School Sharjah

Looking after students’ mental and physical health is a priority of the school and an integral part of the curriculum. You will find two medical health centres at NIMS Al Azra School Area that are managed by three full-time nurses and two doctors

The clinic located on the ground floor is well-equipped with a wheelchair, a nebuliser, oxygen apparatus, one-touch sugar test kit and a BP apparatus. In addition to this, the facility conducts a physical examination of students and the results are maintained by the nurses for future reference. 

All emergency cases are referred to the nearby Al Qassimi or Kuwait Hospitals. Hence, parents are requested to provide the right contact information so that immediate contact can be established.

Medical facilities at New Indian Model School Sharjah
The school has two clinics on ground (Image Credit: New Indian Model School Sharjah)

Contact

Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

New Indian Model School in Al Azra School area recognises the importance of keeping parents in the loop to make the academic journey of students more fruitful and productive.

Indian Model School Al Azra has formed a parents council, where parents volunteer to be a part of this group. The main purpose of creating this council is to bring parents together so they can assist NIMS School Sharjah in catering to the needs of students and the new parents.

If you are a part of this council, then as a parent, you have the opportunity to participate in school events as an organiser, raise funds during these events and assist the school regarding certain policies. Besides this, parents can give feedback and recommendations to NIMS regarding the school’s performance. 

Apart from these initiatives, you can create an account on the New Indian Model School Sharjah parent portal. Through this link, you can access academic and event calendars, your child’s school report and attendance report, exam dates, holidays and much more. 

For other queries, you can use NIMS Sharjah contact details provided at the end of this guide. To know more about school events, please have a look at NIMS Schools’ social media accounts.

New Indian Model School Sharjah Contact Information

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