Ms. Nikhat Jafferey
About Our Principal
Born and raised in Mumbai, Ms Nikhat was educated at Mumbai University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development. After graduating, she went on to her Diploma in E.C.C.Ed and thus started her career in the teaching profession. She soon returned to University to do her Bachelor’s and then the Master’s in Education, while heading a school as a Principal in H.M.P.S Campus, Andheri.
Dedicated to the field of education for more than 32 years, with 24 years of Administrative experience; Ms Nikhat had the opportunity to serve in various roles and across all boards. A true educationist, she considers parents and community members to be pivotal partners in the education process and has a proven track record for exceeding the expectations of student achievement and learning outcomes. She believes in leading by example and holds her students and faculty to the highest standards.
Letter from the founder
“Leaders never say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'. The 'team' functions with responsibility and without disrespect to anyone, and each person gets the recognition and satisfaction of a job well done.'”
Ms. Lina Ashar
"My son is going to billabong school from past three years n the best part is, that he comes home in a very happy mood. I believe that t teachers n staff is very cooperative n their teaching techniques are commendable. My son knows everything whatever the teacher teaches him."
"I had admitted my child in billabong high international school, thane in 1st standard. I must say this is the best school for all age group children. All teachers teach in a very different way so that it could be easy for the students to understand the things better."
Welcome to Billabong High International School, Santa Cruz, Mumbai - one of the top ranked IGCSE international schools in the city. This has been one of our oldest premium schools in the country.
As an educational organisation we have been dedicated to providing learning for more than 25 years. Our efforts have been duly recognised, applauded and awarded over the years, and has renewed our commitment to be a channel for knowledge each time. As parents / guardians you can be assured that you are enrolling your child in one of the best IGCSE international schools in Mumbai.
BHIS Santa Cruz is easily accessible for residents of Santacruz, Khar, Bandra, Vile Parle and Juhu as well, due to its central location. It is also conveniently located to the main roads and railway stations.
This school is affiliated to the IGCSE Board.
We want to nurture our students in way that they grow up to be grounded, well-rounded individuals with leadership qualities. This is accomplished by nurturing their personal skills and talents, while instilling moral values and a thirst for lifelong learning.
BHIS Santa Cruz has an active Student Council of members elected by their peers and the staff. This provides ample opportunities for students to take on responsibilities, while being representatives who can present their collective challenges to the staff and management.
To provide education that is at par with schools internationally, we have developed an exclusive curriculum based on neuroscience studies and research. The LRQ model of teaching has been integrated into this methodology and has proven to be very effective.
All our teachers at our international school in Santa Cruz are trained in the unique curriculum, which is consistently updated and modernised. They are highly driven individuals who come with vast experience in the education sphere.
World Class Infrastructure
To maintain international standards across all our schools, we provide science labs, libraries, sick bays, IT studios, art rooms, indoor and outdoor games rooms, as well as all other facilities. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities like music, writing, art and sports.
Teacher Student Ratio
A teacher can be the greatest influencer in the life of a child. To achieve maximum impact, we have maintained the teacher: student ratio as follows;
For Playschool and nursery is 1:8.
For junior KG to Grade 4, the ratio is 1:12.
And fro Grade 5 onwards it is 1:24
As educators, we are also parents to every child on campus, and their safety is our primary priority. To ensure this, we have installed CCTV surveillance, first-aid kits and fire safety devices throughout the school, and also on the school buses. There is vigilant security at all times, including a female attendant present on every school bus.
Sports & Performing Arts
At BHIS Santa Cruz, we actively encourage Sports and Performing Arts (SPA). Students can choose to learn, chess, yoga, tennis, basketball, football, dramatics, music, dance, skating, karate, art and gymnastics on our school premises.
We see learning as a lifelong task, and our combined goal is to equip students with all the necessary skills to succeed in a changing world which reflects in the student profile.
If you wish to visit our international school at Santa Cruz (west), Mumbai, and know more about why we are the best school for your child’s IGCSE education, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
- Billabong High International School, Ajivasan Compound, Next to SNDT University, Santacruz (W), Mumbai - 400049