The Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS) was established as a strong collaboration between the Victorian Government and the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, based on shared education goals.

The Victorian school model in was chosen as an international leader by the Emirate.

The school began operations on 2 September 2007.

The Government of Sharjah owns and runs the school, which was built on land donated by His Highness Sheik Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Ruler of the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah.

A showcase of Victorian education


Though it is not a Victorian school, VISS is an outstanding endorsement for Victoria and highlights the international standing of the Victorian education system.

The VISS operates according to the Victorian model of school education, including curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting, and school accountability and improvement practices.

The design of the learning environment at the VISS reflects contemporary Victorian practices in learning and teaching. It incorporates world-class school design and cutting edge facilities.

International experience for Victorian teachers

Victoria is a major source for teaching staff, as they’re highly respected for their teaching approach. All staff are directly employed by the Government of Sharjah.

Victorian teachers can take advantage of a valuable professional development opportunity through working at the school and bringing their experience back into the Victorian system.

More information

Contact the Victoria International School of Sharjah for more information about the school.

Last Update: 27/06/2019 1:02 PM