CIS Accredited School
Madurai is steeped in history and is rich in its tradition and culture. People from all over the world visit the temple city to learn about the archaeological excavations and cultural heritage and are astounded by the magnificent monuments and ancient structures built by kings. Madurai, which has played a significant role in patronising Tamil literature with the establishment of Tamil Sangams, has recently found its earnest place on the global map for excellence in education.
Yes! Queen Mira International School is the first ever CBSE school in the world to have been granted the CIS (Council of International Schools) accreditation for deliverance of “High quality learning”, “Global citizenship” and “Excellent maintenance of International safety standards”. As many as 758 schools across the world have obtained membership status, out of which 503 schools including 19 in India and 4 in Tamil Nadu, have been granted accreditation.
QMIS is the only school following the national curriculum to have been accredited by the CIS.
This non – profit membership community headquartered at Leiden, Netherlands, works collaboratively to shape international education through professional services to schools, higher education , institutions and individuals. The eminence and rigidity of CIS International Accreditation is recognised by the ministries of European nations, US, Canada, United Kingdom and several education departments and universities in 123 countries across the world as demonstration of a school’s commitment to high quality international education. The final award of CIS accreditation shows that the school has achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and has a commitment to continuous improvement.
In particular, the award of accreditation shows that the school:
- Is devoted to its mission and vision for students
- Has thought deeply about the services it offers to students, family and community
- Invests time and resources for validation from a globally-recognised accreditation authority
- Focusses on the quality of teaching, learning as well as safeguarding and well-being of students
- Is committed to the development of the students’ global citizenship
- Has a profound philosophy of education suitable for its students
- Promises only what it can deliver
- Is open to regular evaluation by its own school community and peer evaluators
- Constantly seeks improvement in all areas of the school plans strategically
Leading universities including University of Cambridge – UK, Imperial College – London, NUS – Singapore, University of Chicago and many other CIS accredited varsities across the world accord priority to students from CIS-accredited schools. In short, it is a gateway for students to experience international higher education of quality.
Health and Safety Committee
The foremost objective of this committee is safety for all, which is effective in practice through the implementation of Health & Safety policy and Child Protection Policy. This committee periodically reviews and upgrades the safety measures to eliminate any possible threats.
This committee ensures the socio – emotional wellbeing of the students and staff. It works with various external enterprises who provide an indispensable orientation on child safety. We create a safe and supportive environment where the physical, emotional integrity and safety of each member is a matter of high priority. Health camps are conducted for the Children and the staff to ensure their wellbeing. We concentrate on the child’s safety in all spheres – classroom, campus and outbound campus.
HSC @ Classroom
HSC’s audits are done on a monthly basis to ensure the safety of classroom for the children. Confidential documentation of the student issue registers and the CCTV monitoring of the classroom ensures the safety of the children inside the classroom. A team of HSC members monitor the campus cautiously and take proactive measures.
HSC @ Campus
The students are trained with the mock drill sessions for an easy evacuation during a crisis situation. CCTV cameras are installed throughout the campus to ensure the children’s safety. To ensure the quality of drinking water TDS level is checked on a daily basis. The chlorine level in the wading pool is also checked daily to ensure that the kids are safe and sound.
HSC @ Outbound Campus
CCTV cameras and GPS are set up in all the buses to ensure the safety of the children and to keep a track of the vehicle’s movement. Focusing on the safety of the children, pre – visits and risk assessments of the locations for various trips and outbound activities are done.
A Crisis team has been formulated that includes the Senior Leadership Team and heads of various departments. The Crisis Team works round the clock and rises to any emergency to combat the endemic and supports to lead a safe and healthy life.
Digital Citizenship Committee (DCC)
DCC fosters the use of innovative technologies to augment teaching and learning, and to empower students to become content creators. We educate the students about the value of Digital Citizenship and Intellectual Property Rights in the effective use of technology. More awareness on Cyber Safety is given to the children. We create a positive school culture that supports the safe and responsible use of technology.
Global Citizenship Committee (GCC)
We believe that being a Global citizen goes well beyond simply travelling around the global lifestyle. It refers to a more holistic view of the world, understanding the commonalities we share and recognizing our responsibility to help our fellowmen, safeguard our planet’s future and march towards sustainable development.
As a whole school community, we define Global citizenship as: “Internationally – minded by understanding and embracing diversity in all forms and by respecting and celebrating this diversity in order to foster a peaceful, just and sustainable world” through
- Being aware of learning about and understanding the world beyond ourselves, our planet and all people with whom we share it.
- Demonstrating and promoting values of compassion, respect and acceptance for all people, diverse cultures and beliefs. Embracing cultural differences and commonalities.
- Taking personal responsibility and working interdependently to create local and global sustainable solutions for a more peaceful, inclusive and united world.
With this in mind, we have developed a unique Global citizenship programme at QMIS which empowers learners to assume active roles to face and resolve Global challenges taking proactive, personal responsibility for creating a more peaceful and sustainable world.
Guided by the Council of International Schools and UN’s Sustainable development goals, we have created a framework for the Global Citizenship Programme that is linked to the curriculum as well. It gives the students a great opportunity to acquire and develop leadership experiences through meaningful collaborations.