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Bedtime stories are every child's dream. To be roaming in the fairy land with pajamas and soft toys is simply exciting for all children and takes the children for a sound sleep. Once the bedtime stories become a habit, the search and love for books grows exponentially. Train-up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it- goes the saying.

The first GSIS Pajama Party of 2017 for the Primary section was organized on Friday, 28th April for Grade 1 and on Saturday, 29th April 2017 for Grade 2.

Story Time on 28th April for Grade 1 included two books: "Good Night, Gorilla" by Peggy Rathmann and "Rabbits Pajama Party" by Frank Remkiewicz. The stories for grade 2 on April 29 were: "Pajama Girl" by Sarah Perry and "The Brahmin's Dream" a story from Panchatantra. The aim of the Pajama Party was to promote a life-long love for reading, and to demonstrate that even in pajamas and with soft toys; children can be excited about reading and stories.

There was Book Activity done after reading the story which culminated in Fun Games. The kids then introduced their stuffed soft toys to each other one by one and danced to some popular songs played during the pajama party.

Interactive session with Ms. Fawzia Gilany Williams

Reading a story book can be an exciting experience. But, imagine a story being read with the author. The 3rd Graders had this exhilarating experience with Ms. Fauwzia Gilani Williams - the author of "Munna and the Maharaja". The interactive skype session with Ms. Fawzia has created lasting impression in the young growing minds. Ms. Sakhvir Lawrence, Teacher Librarian initiated the process and the event was co-ordinated by Ms. Melissa, Teacher in English

Grade 2 Book Reading : "A Silly Story of Bondapalli"

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

Grade 3 Book Reading : "Amazing Grace"

Can a girl do what she desires? The story of a young girl Grace in the book "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman revolves around this theme. Read aloud to the Grade 3 children aroused the innocent curiosity and the empowered implications in the lives of young children. The children displayed their artistic sense by drawing pictures of different emotions of Grace.

GSIS : Four decades in the field of holistic education


Grade 1 Book Reading : "The Cat In The Hat" to commemorate Dr. Seuss Birthday

"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.

Strategic Planning

As a part of our strategic planning, expansion and infrastructure development we propose to have the following classes only.

   2017 - 2018 - Grade I to Grade XII
   2018 - 2019 - Grade II to Grade XII
   2019 - 2020 - Grade III to Grade XII
   2020 - 2021 - Grade IV to Grade XII

From 2020 onwards Good Shepherd International School will have classes only from Grade IV to Grade XII and it will be functioning from the Palada Campus.

IGBC Green Schools Platinum Certification

The Palada Campus of Good Shepherd International School has been awarded the " Platinum Rating", the highest in the country by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

GSIS is the only school in the country which has been awarded the "Platinum Rating" till date. The rating has been awarded for excellence in the following parameters with regard to the school building:

  • Site Selection & Planning
  • Sustainable Water Practices
  • Conserving & Harvesting Energy
  • Eco-friendly School Material
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Health & Hygiene
  • Green Education
  • Innovative Practices

Mr. Thankachan M.V., School Engineer receiving the award

Lifetime Achievement Award for Dr. P.C. Thomas

It is a matter of great pride for the Good Shepherd Family to announce that Dr. P. C. Thomas, The Founder and Principal of GSIS has been conferred with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Education World, the leading Education magazine in India.

The award speaks volumes of the vision, perseverance, and desire to succeed which has personified Dr. P. C. Thomas as one of India’s leading Academicians who has relentlessly and tirelessly worked for the upliftment and betterment of Education in the Country.

The last 40 years has seen the School grow from strength to strength and today, under the dynamic leadership of Dr. P. C. Thomas, the Good Shepherd International School stands No. 1 in the country as the Best Residential School in India, truly justifying his being bestowed upon with the ‘ Lifetime achievement award’

We wish him all the best for all his future Endeavors.

GSIS awarded the best International Residential School in India

Good Shepherd International School has been adjudged as the ‘No. 1’ International Residential School in the Country by a recently concluded survey. The Survey was carried out by C fore, the well-known Delhi based market research and opinion polls agency on behalf of Education World the leading Education Magazine of India. More than a 1000 of India’s most high-profile schools were surveyed during the process.

Good Shepherd International School has also been adjudged as the “BEST” International Residential School in the following additional categories:-

  • Infrastructure provision & Maintenance
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Pastoral Care
  • Individual attention to students
  • Life Skill Education & conflict Management

GSIS strikes Gold in State Shooting Championship

The Tamilnadu State Rifle shooting championship for the year 2016 was held from 3 - 7 August 2016 at Coimbatore Rifle club. More than 500 participants from all over Tamilnadu took part in this competition.

11 students (7 boys and 4 girls) from Good Shepherd International School participated in this championship.

The students won 1 gold medal and 3 bronze medals. The details are given below :-

The above students will represent Tamil Nadu State in the upcoming South Zone Competitions.

Outstanding Achievement Award - First In Math

Good Shepherd International School has earned an Award for Outstanding Achievement in the First In Math online program for the academic year 2015-2016 in India