Good Shepherd International School successfully conducted the Good Shepherd Model United Nations 2017 sessions with the theme “Global Sustainability and Maintenance of Unity amongst Nations” from September 14 to 16, 2017. The GSMUN 2017 deliberations were spread across eight committees Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), Economic and Financial Committee Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM), Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) UN Human Rights Council (HRC), UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Security Council (SC) with over 350 delegates participating to address various issues of global impact and significance.
The School Enterprise Challenge is a student-led business start-up awards’ programme for schools around the world. It is run by ‘Teach A Man To Fish’, UK which is a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students. Students get a chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real business and generate profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice.
The students of Good Shepherd International School have submitted their School Business Idea and the Business Plan. The plan has been approved. The students have started to operate the School Business and have completed the second stage. The final stage is the submission of the annual report. The Business operates under:
Business Name : The GSIS Organic Bay
Business Activity : Seasonal organic vegetable farming
Main product / service : Organic vegetables (four types: Cauliflower, Broccoli,Zucchini and Cabbage)
The students also participated in the Logo Design Mini-Competition conducted by the School Enterprise Challenge and the business logo is shown below.
Investiture Ceremony was held on 25 August, 2017 at the Fernhill Campus Auditorium. Mrs. Sharmistha Bagchi Ayyappan and Mr. Paritosh Bajaj were the Chief Guests for the ceremony. Newly elected prefects were awarded Badges and certificates.
Visual and aural feast of "A Silly Story of Bondapalli" by Shamim Padamsee was portrayed to the Grade 2 students. The children expressed their emotions by exploding laughter which filled the air. Visualization of their choice of characters was done on a paper plate which enriched their creativity.
"A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it." - Samuel Johnson
"Reading maketh a full man" goes the saying. To instill reading habits, a 'reading day' was observed in the Fernhill Campus for Grade 1 students. The day marked the birth anniversary of one of America's most beloved authors- Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.
The book "The Cat in the Hat" was chosen and read aloud to the children. According to Random House, Dr. Seuss wrote this book because he was worried that children were not learning to read.The red and white costumes of the children blended into the characters of the story.The Cat's Hat & the Cat's Bow created much enthusiasm among the children. The interactive session with rhyming words escalated the children's spirit and their inspiration to indulge in reading.