Life at GIIS
At GIIS, we believe in working with students to create future global citizens who are not only well educated, but also well-rounded.
To help reach that goal, we divide all of our campuses into four houses. Students are placed into a house, and inter- and intra-school competitions allow them to compete against other houses in academics, performing arts, fine arts, literature, and sports. These school and house activities help students showcase their learning while also developing a sense of teamwork and pride in individual accomplishments.
Extra-curricular activities are those activities, often sports-based, that take place outside of the GIIS classroom, helping students develop their personalities and physical aptitude, which is a crucial part of our Nine Gems programme. Students who show particular talent in these extracurricular activities may participate in the Gold Squad Programme, which provides additional, intensive training under skilled coaches.
Activities Inspiring Innovation
GIIS believes that our students are the innovators of tomorrow, and we strive to provide school activities that encourage our students and educators alike to practice innovation today. We define innovation as "the act of starting something for the first time in our existing context of work that would add value to our processes." Examples of innovative initiatives on GIIS campuses include:
- Creative Sparks - An activity encouraging creative, innovative thinking across all subjects.
- Buck-a-Day - A program allowing students to share their ideas to save $1 or more each day.
- Sony Creative Toy Competition - An exercise showcasing hand-made toys that are created by applying innovative scientific techniques.
Co-curricular activities take what students are learning in the classroom and builds upon that through talent shows, performances, competitions, clubs and additional classroom work. Examples of our co-curricular activities include:
- Contemporary Vocal and Instrumental music
- Classical and Contemporary dances
- Creative Arts – Drawing, Painting, Handicrafts and sculpture
- Digital arts – Event management, Movie Making
These clubs and activities encourage our students to delve deeper into activities and subject areas that they are passionate about. Across all the innovation, extra-curricular, or co-curricular activities, our primary goal is to incite passion and provide a fun way for students to discover and embrace the spirit of relentless learning, inside as well as outside the classroom, so they can identify with different interests, passions and personalities.
To learn more about the way our school activities help mould students into future leaders and innovators, schedule a tour of your chosen campus today!