Principal’s Message

Dear Students and Parents,
While thanking you for choosing Shantiniketan Indian School for your child’s learning journey, I extend a warm welcome to you all to our School website. As the Principal, it is both an honor and a privilege to lead this esteemed institution that is committed to nurturing young minds and fostering holistic development.
At SIS, we believe that education is not just about acquiring knowledge but also about developing essential life skills, character, and a passion for further learning with sense of responsibility. Our dedicated faculty members are passionate about providing a conducive learning environment that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and a love for learning.
We understand the importance of a strong partnership between the school, parents, and the community. Together, we can create a supportive and nurturing atmosphere that empowers students to explore their potential and pursue their aspirations. Our aim is to prepare students to become well-rounded individuals who are not only academically proficient but also socially conscious and morally upright.
Through a blend of rigorous academic programs, co-curricular activities, and values-based education, we strive to instill in our students a sense of integrity, empathy, and a strong work ethic. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our consistent academic achievements, cultural performances, sports accomplishments, and community engagement initiatives.
I encourage all students to make the most of the opportunities available to them and to actively engage in their learning journey. Parents and guardians, your involvement and support are invaluable in helping us create a positive and enriching educational experience for your children.
I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our programs, faculty, facilities, and the various events and activities that make Shantiniketan a vibrant and dynamic place of learning. We are excited to partner with you in shaping the future of our students.
Thank you for choosing Shatiniketan Indian School. Together, let’s inspire, innovate, and achieve excellence.

Warm regards,
Rafeeq Rahim

Mr. Rafeeq possesses 22 years of experience in educational leadership and operational management. He has worked in eminent educational institutions such as Al Majd Indian School, and The New Indian School, in the UAE.

Mr. Rafeeq Rahim holds a Master’s Degree in English and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Calicut University, and K-TET (Category III) from Government of Kerala, India. He also holds a Secondary Degree in Arabic Language.

Accolades / Achievements of Mr. Rafeeq:

● Mr. Rafeeq Rahim received a Certificate of Appreciation from KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority under the Ministry of Education, UAE (2011).
● Certificate of Appreciation from the Ministry of Education through the National and International Assessments Directorate for PISA (OECD – 2018).
● Certificate of Appreciation from the Assessment Department under the Ministry of Education, UAE for successful administration of PIRLS (2016).
● Certificate of Appreciation from ACER (Australian Council for Education Research) for IBT (International Benchmark Tests).
● Certificate of Participation from the United Nations Office for SDG Lessons.
● Certificate of Appreciation by the Indian Consulate for voluntary service during the Amnesty Period and granting privilege to intervene in the welfare services to the Indian expatriates.
● He was also recognized by Human Appeal International for displaying charitable endeavors for the welfare of the needy and he received Special awards from Dubai Police Department for his sincere efforts to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Sports and Physical Fitness Program.

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