Educational Facilities

 

Library

The GSIS Library is a learning area where students and teachers have access to a wide range of resources in different formats in order to meet their teaching and learning needs. In all, there are four libraries located in different sections of the school. The collection includes books, newspapers, magazines, kindles, desktop computers, reference materials,CDs and DVDs.

Students are encouraged to cultivate good reading habits and to use the library as an important center for learning. The school has excellent library facilities with over 48432 volumes of books, comprising references, prescribed texts and popular fiction. The school subscribe to over 14 newspapers, 125 magazines and periodicals, both Indian and foreign. It is equipped with a computerized data base, enabling the students to have an easy and quick access to the necessary books.

The collection and services of the Library are aimed at developing students' reading and research skills thereby helping them use these skills in their subjects. Resources and services are constantly updated to ensure current and relevant material. Reading is important and needs to be developed in the early years of schooling. Keeping this in mind the school has various festivals, displays and activities organized from time to time.

Audio-Visual Theatres & Language Labs

The school has state-of-the-art Audio-Visual halls, with traditional theatre seating, in the Palada Campus and Language Labs of English, French and Hindi. The Audio-Visual Labs have a videopedia procured from Language and Scientific Institutes in various parts of the world that specialize in audio-visual communication systems and techniques, especially those accredited by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The benefits of visual stimuli and interactive learning have been more than reinforced through the use of such technology at GSIS.

Design Technology Lab

A new Design Technology Lab is set up in the Higher Secondary School block. The lab has equipment to educate students on technology design. Heavy-duty network colour printers are available for students to take printouts of their Internal Assessments. SONY Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V hyperzoom bridge digital cameras are being used in the Design Technology workshop. A new 3D printer also is now available in the laboratory to create 3D designs and models.

Visual Arts Lab

A new Visual Arts lab is set up in the Higher Secondary School block exclusively for the use of students studying Visual Arts. Students carry out activities associated with the visual arts such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts and photography here.

Science Lab

The standards maintained in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology Laboratories conform to International Programmes and Examination standards.Be it the microscopic analysis of unicellular or multicellular organisms, the study of the electro-magnetic spectrum or the observations of the chemical reactions, our science laboratories with a capacity for fifty students to work concurrently, provide the space, the equipment and the safety standards that allow high quality practical work in science learning to happen very effectively and unhindered.

Computer Centre

Cybernetics and Information Technology have made inroads into academic programmes. We have gone headlong into becoming an IT-savy school offering Computer Science, Information Technology in a Global Society and other computer courses as prescribed by the curricula on offer in our school. Students have unlimited access to computers and the professional software tools that go with them.

Our teaching laboratories are equipped with computers all networked to common file servers and connected to the outside world via the internet through leased lines.

Classroom Facilities

The classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards. The Higher Secondary School block has 32 ’Smart Classrooms’ where 11 Smart LED panels and Smart Document Cameras are also installed. Wireless Wi-Fi access points are available to provide wireless coverage to all the classrooms. The wireless broadband available in the school has a bandwidth of 100 Mbps. Students of Grades 6 to 12 are given personal Hewlett Packard [HP] laptops. The new laptops comprise a 14.5 inch screen, 4 GB memory and 500 GB hard disk. Students of Grade 6 were given 4th generation HP laptops.

Examination Hall

The Examination Hall is at the top level of the new Higher Secondary School block and this will serve as a hall to conduct all board examinations. It can accommodate over 230 students at a time. An adjacent secure storage room is for keeping question papers and other examination materials.

Religious Education

The students live in a secular atmosphere and they are free to practice their own beliefs. Quran classes are held regularly for the Muslim students. In addition, they are given facilities to say their daily prayers five times without affecting the academic schedule. Hindu students attend the Gita classes, where they are taught shlokas and bhajans. Christian students attend the school chapel service and catechism classes on Sundays.