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Cochin Institute of Science And Technology  | CISAT

About Billabong


Billabong High schools were created as a journey forward to fire the imagination of children. The continuing goal is to create meaningful and rewarding learning experiences that will remain with the children for life. The aim is to create a purpose of learning to allow children to be thinkers, innovators and problem solvers and to orchestrate experiences that will result in a natural and integrated development of knowledge, skills and thinking.

Overall, at Billabong High International School-Cochin, our aim is to empower all the students with the necessary life skills required to meet the demands of a fast paced highly evolving 21st century.

At BHIS, we create holistic values in every student through our proven international teaching methodologies which integrates seamlessly with dynamic co-curricular activities. BHIS Cochin is initiated by Samster Education Management Pvt Ltd - An International Educational Group under the leadership of Young Entrepreneur Mr. Shamsudheen and team of Professionals.

Samster Education initiated BHIS with a noble purpose to offer world class educational facilities in the city of Cochin. BHIS is affiliated to ICSE, CBSE & IGCSE and has won several international accloads for their innovative curriculum. Billabong High International School is recognized as India's top international school, and is also among the Top 5 international schools globally.

  • At BHIS COCHIN, we believe world is united through learning. Students from every background come and interact together at BHIS to learn about the world.
  • We have NO EXTRA curricular activities. Music, theatre, sports etc are all part of our curriculum. 
  • The physical facilities of the BHIS COCHIN have been conceptualized and executed by International Architectural Firm.
  • BHIS Cochin provides lifelong creative learning opportunities for students to successfully explore and expand their learning skills.
  • Lays the foundation to an inclusive society: accepting, respecting & celebrating diversity.
  • Provides a diverse stimulating environment to grow and learn.
  • Provides a sense of belonging to all.
  • Enhances self-respect.
  • Helps every child to achieve his best.
  • Prepares them for real life situations.
  • Be a part of the Best INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL community of students and teachers. 



    Explore our major milestones

    Kangaroo Kids Education Limited (KKEL) is a company committed to pioneering the paradigm shift in Indian education. Led by Lina Ashar, the visionary educationist, KKEL instills a lifelong love for learning in its students. It rejects the idea that a uniform learning experience is good enough for all children. Instead, at KKEL the focus is on customizing learning, keeping in mind that each child is unique and learns differently. KKEL owned, Kangaroo Kids & Billabong High International Schools (BHIS), the forerunners in new format schooling and applied scientific learning methodologies, was founded by Lina

    Today, KKEL's revolutionary model of education is imparted at over 100 schools in 30 cities across India, as well as in Dubai, Maldives and Qatar. Kangaroo Kids has been voted The Most Trusted Education Brand by The Brand Trust Report 2014, competing for this award with institutions such as IIM, IIT, NIIT, Oxford and Yale University. BHIS has been ranked amongst the Top 10 International Schools in India in a survey by the Education World Magazine in 2014. Kangaroo Kids and BHIS are now on their path to create a larger footprint through owned and partner school models on a world stage.


    The Pioneer of Preschool

    Ms.LINA ASHAR,The founder of BHIS is  a distinguished entrepreneur, educationalist and innovator. She  has achieved a prominent position in Indian and Global Education arena due to her innovative  contribution to pre schools movement in India.

    Ms.Lina Ashar has made a distinctive contribution to innovating and rejuvenating the present education system.Ms.Lina Ashar’s name feature at the top for reviving our education system in addition to  offering contemporary and  theme-based learning to younger generation in India.

    Ms.Lina Ashar was the first in Indian education industry to launch a learner centric methodology and establish innovative methods of learning by providing an integrated activity and theme oriented learning. The successfull journey still continues with 56 Kangaroo Kids and 18 Billabong High International School across the world.

    T.R Shamsudeen | Chairman| CISAT

    "Quality Education is the right of each child. It is easy for a school to ‘look good’ if they only select children after testing for high achievement."

    Best Wishes,


    Founder KKEL

    Recognitions of Lina Ashar

  • National Representative for World Forum on Early Care and Education in 2007.
  • Rashtriya Ekta Award’ by the Global Economic Council for outstanding individual
  • achievements & distinguished services to the nation in June 2005.
  • Women’s Achiever Award by ‘Young Environmentalist Program Trust’.
  • Part of various government special projects for improvement of education in India.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Educational Leadership ’ - Education World,2014.
  • ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Educational Excellence’ by Indian Economic Development & Research Association in 2009.
  • Acknowledged among the ‘Top 50 Leaders who have Redefined Indian Education’ - Education World, December 2008.
  • Part of the Waldzell Meeting in Austria - A Global Dialog for Inspiration, in 2007.
  • Philosophy

    Setting benchmarks in child friendly education by imparting education that will value:

  • Aspiration over ambition
  • Spirituality over religion
  • Wisdom over knowledge
  • A united world over a divided one
  • Individual creative thought over rote memory
  • To provide quality education within a safe, stress -free and supportive
  • To promote inclusive education

    To ignite human greatness in growing children and pre -adults by fostering a love of learning, a talent for thinking and respect for hard work.


  • To enable children to be thinkers, innovators and problem solvers
  • To facilitate experimental learning
  • To create a dynamic and caring, teaching and learning community that values the 'whole child'.
  • To encourage social/ emotional language, cognitive, physical, creative and aesthetic development.
  • To provide quality education within a safe, stress- free and supportive environment.
  • To promote inclusive education.
  • Prof. Benny Joseph | Principal | Billabong

    T.R. Shamsudheen


    A young; but successful entrepreneur Mr. T.R.Shamsudheen, by mark of hard work, emerged to be one of the successful educationists. Mr. Shamsudheen’s success story featured in major newspapers and magazines. His novel thoughts add a new dimension to the world of education. At the bare age of 24, He started his first engineering college in 2009. By 2011, He had to go for bigger hunt. He started a twin project in Muvattupuzha and Valanchery all by their own. TWO COCHIN COLLEGES OF ENGINEERING started on the same day in both Muvattupuzha and Valanchery. All his ventures are still in progress offering opportunities of getting excellent technical education to 1200 students annually. Perhaps this may be the only two engineering colleges in Kerala where 9 Batches of 7 Engineering branches as well as 3 M Tech courses in the very 3rd year of since its inception. He had his dreams, he transformed them into reality. His Excellency Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam visited his college on May 6th 2015 to acknowledge his contributions as a successful entrepreneur . In fact His COCHIN ENGINEERING COLLEGE was the last educational institution Dr. Kalam visited in Kerala.

    The birth of his son Asher in 2012 made him visit every preschool in Cochin to find that right school for his little one. He was disappointed. He wanted a school that was innovative and also helped in life purpose rather than monotonous everyday school work. And then he knew he had to do something not just for his son but for all those parents in Kerala who feel their choices are limited especially where preschool education is concerned. His search ends in Kangaroo Kids –a school that was the first choice for most parents in other parts of the country. This intrigued Mr. Shamsudheen. He started to study what made Kangaroo Kids different. He understood that Kangaroo Kids was entirely learner centric and has it’s very own research team that formulates the curriculum. The school focuses on all the right things like responsibility, creativity, leadership, etc He learnt about this brand has got 92 members onboard. Mr.Shamsudeen realized that Kangaroo Kids was that dream school he wanted to bring to Kerala. Mr. Shamsudheen & his wife Ms. Alka approached the CEO Lina Asher (the brain behind Kangaroo kids) passionate about her work she said she would give the franchise only after interviewing the person. Mr. Shamsudheen felt, unlike other schools that give the franchise to anyone who comes forward Ms. Lina seemed different and did not care about money and only looked for dedication to the institution. Mr. Shamsudheen & Ms.Alka had accomplished in bringing Kangaroo Kids International Preschool to Cochin. They never compromised on quality and gave the best a preschool could give. After more than two years of Kangaroo Kids, the satisfaction and support of parents , Mr. Shamsudheen & Ms. Alka take their next big step with BILLABONG HIGH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL. Let’s change the concept of EDUCATION in Cochin! So please meet our culture custodian to know more about making your child an outstanding 21st century achiever.

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