We are a CIS member School

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a membership community committed to high quality international education. Headquartered at Netherlands, this community includes more than 1300 institutions – 733 schools and 620 colleges and universities representing 116 countries. As a global non profit membership organization, CIS provides services to primary and secondary schools and higher education institutions that share these ideals:

  • a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens and
  • a commitment to high quality international education.

To achieve this goal, member schools must infuse their programmes and offerings with international and intercultural perspective so that students can move forward with the attitude and understanding that will provide them with a solid base wherever their studies or work may take them. All CIS schools steers their practices with the following four drives:

  • PURPOSE & DIRECTION – the implementation of the mission, vision and values, including the development of global citizenship, as defined by the school.
  • STUDENT LEARNING – the nature and quality of learning and the resulting progress made by the students.
  • STUDENT WELL-BEING – their protection, safety, security and overall wellness.
  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP – as defined by the CIS mission and definition of global citizenship.

Health & Safety Committee:

We create 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 well being. We concentrate on the child’s safety in all spheres- classroom, campus and outbound campus.
The prime 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 ensures the socio-emotional wellbeing of the students and staff. It works with various external expertises who educate the faculties with necessary orientation on child safety.
We create 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 well being. We concentrate on the child’s safety in all spheres- classroom, campus and outbound campus.
HSC @ Classroom:
HSC’s audits are being done fortnightly to ensure the safety of the child. Confidential documentation of the child issue registers and the CCTV monitoring of the classroom ensures the safety of the child inside the classroom. To ensure the safety of every child, a team of HSC members monitor the campus cautiously and take pro active measures.
HSC @ Campus
The students are trained with the mock drill sessions for easy evacuation during a crisis situation. CCTV cameras are installed throughout the campus to ensure child’s safety. To ensure the quality of drinking water the 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 every bus to ensure the safety of the child and to keep the track of the vehicles movement. Focusing on the safety of the child, pre-visit and risk assessments of the locations for various trips and outbound activities are done.

Global Citizenship Committee (GCC):

We believe that being a global citizen goes well beyond simply traveling around the globe or living an expatriate lifestyle; it refers to a more holistic view of the world, understanding the commonalities we share and recognizing our responsibility to help our fellow man , 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 which we make every QMIS student:

  • 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 linked to curriculum as well. It gives the students a great opportunity to acquire and develop leadership experiences through meaningful collaborations

Digital Citizenship Committee (DCC)

DCC fosters the use of innovative technologies to enhance teaching and learning, and to empower students to become content creators. We edify the students with the importance and 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. Proposal on ICT club and the Robotics are also in progress.
International School Award (ISA)
QMIS always sets a higher benchmark for continuous progression. One such benchmarking scheme is the British Council International School Award. It accredits schools that have an outstanding level of support for

  • Nurturing global citizenship in young people (and)
  • Enriching teaching and learning

It recognizes and celebrates exemplary practice of internationalism in schools. Our school is connected to various international activities. It centers on the recognition of various people, cultures and their environment which are inextricably woven and interdependent. This creates a positive impact on teachers, students and the school as a whole. These activities include exchange of ideas on topics and collaboration with the different countries to understand their countries nuances. Our school collaborated with international partner schools in countries like Brazil, UK and Srilanka. We are proud recipients of the ISA Award for 2018-2021.
Responsible citizens
Stake holders join hands with the children to takes initiative to assess and take responsibility for the values learnt to the effects on environmental and social wellbeing. They create the best environment for the people around them. Children visit old age homes, run Marathons for a cause. They also help in keeping the environment clean by involving themselves in tasks such as monuments cleaning. Apart from these activities they contribute goods, services and involve themselves in fund raising activities during the time of various predicaments.

QMIS with the objective on continuous improvement and to bench mark its practices to global standards ,works collaboratively with CIS since 2016 and shapes international education by connecting ideas, cultures, and educators from every corner of the world. This evaluates all aspects of QMIS’s educational strategies to discover new ways to live our goals and develop interculturally.
As the first phase, upon conforming its standards with the expectations set by CIS over eight domains (excluding the standards for boarding) , QMIS received its membership in the year 2017 and is now geared up with the next phase of CIS accreditation process. With this membership accolade, QMIS becomes one among 25 schools in India and 4 schools in Tamilnadu and the only CBSE school in the world to get this premier laurel.
Since its collaboration with CIS, QMIS has started relooking all its practices through the lens of “Global citizenship and Student well being”. To emphasize them strongly, exclusive working group has been created to spear head the above domains.