At GIIS, we understand the needs of expatriate parents. That is why we offer flexibility of admission subject to availability of seats.

Admissions are open for new students all year long for academic sessions starting in April each year.  The registration process opens from August the previous year, while the application reviewing process by our Admissions Team commences in January each year.

Faculty  at GIIS Abu Dhabi

Qualified teachers with a passion for teaching and learning are handpicked for every class across all geographies.

School Management

Dr Heena Rachh


School Executive Management

Amol Vaidya

Senior Director Operations 

Harjesh Singh Kaushal

Associate Director Finance & Business Development

Senior Leadership Team

Ms. Mahvish Shaikh

Head of Kindergarten

Ms. Shabista Surve

Head of Primary

Ms. Shabista Surve

Head of Primary (Grade 1 to 4)

Ms. Merlin Maria

Head of Middle school

Mr. Ravi Rajsekhar

Vice Principal, GIIS Abu Dhabi

How do we hire our Faculty?

Specifically, we look for the following unique points.

Domain Proficiency

We ensure that our teachers are experts in their fields with a wealth of experience which makes them an invaluable asset.

Selection Criteria

Our interview process is rigorous, our selection criteria is stringent and our evaluation takes into account inter-personal skills, past experience and the ability to adapt and improvise.


Our teachers undergo a minimum of 80 hours of training each year. Our dedicated training and development centre ensures that opportunities are identified for each faculty member to improve themselves and in turn help the organisation grow.


We share knowledge and expertise across our various campuses by exchanging ideas of best practises and conducting training and brainstorming sessions.

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