Giving money or gifts to the staff members is prohibited. All such intended contributions may be made to the ‘GSIS Employees Welfare Fund’.
The school will not be held responsible for any injury suffered by a student, for his/ her loss of life during activities such as games, sport, gymnastics, boxing, swimming, sailing / boat pulling, mountaineering expedition and camping. The consent of the parent/guardian is taken for granted if any surgery, is to be performed on a student. A declaration that the school authorities will not be held responsible for any adverse consequences thereof is a statutory demand expected of the parents. However, in case of any emergency, on the advice of the medical authorities, the school will be given permission to carry out emergency surgery. This will be resorted to when time is at a premium and it is difficult to contact the parents and obtain their permission for the operation.
The complete medical records of the child / ward must be furnished for perusal at the time of admission. The medical report that is submitted must invariably contain all the relevant medical information related to the child since birth.
MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE:
The school has two hospitals with two Resident Medical Officers and experienced and trained Staff Nurses, (One each in Senior School and in the Primary School campus) The hospitals are well equipped with 40 beds each for boys and girls, an isolation ward and an IC Unit.
Children are examined at the beginning of each term by the School Doctor and the School Dentist. Reports of the examination are sent to the parents of children who require treatment. The school is tied up with all specialists in Ooty and the students are taken to them if required. All medicines brought by the students from home are to be kept in the hospital and will be taken by the students under the supervision of the staff nurses.
The school authorities reserve the right to refer a student to any specialist for treatment or operation when the need arises, and when time is at a premium. In all normal cases, the parents will be consulted before such action is taken.
The Final external examination certificates of a student should be collected from the school personally by the parents and not by any other person.
NON PAYMENT OF FEES:
The school reserves the right to strike the name of a student off the Roll or stop him/her from appearing for any examination including external examinations for non-payment of fees and other dues before the commencement of such examinations.
The School will not undertake to make the travel arrangements of the student if the requisition for the same is made after the date stipulated in the school circulars / calendar / diary, and for non payment of airfare and dues to the Travel Agency.
VISIT BY PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
Parents / Guardians can visit their ward/s during the mid-term break and weekend outings only. In exceptional cases and in emergencies they may visit their wards after obtaining written permission from the Principal / the Vice Principal. Only parents are allowed to take the children out from the school. The identity card entitles a person to visit a student only and not to take the student out.
There will be no local guardian nominated for any student. Only for those living abroad, a guardian has to be a blood relation and should be authorized by the parent, to interact with the school and the student. The school reserves its right to reject a guardian.
PROCEDURES FOR COLLECTION OF STUDENTS BY OTHERS DURING VACATION:
Parents must come in person to collect their ward/s for mid term break and vacations.
MONEY, TUCKS AND OTHER CONTRABAND ITEMS:
Tucks, eatables, chewing gums, perfumes, gel, electronic items and costly items are banned in the school. Such things will be confiscated from the student and in addition, the students will be suitably punished. The items confiscated will not be returned to the parents or to the students. Although there is no provision for tuck shop, the school arranges to provide children with all their requirements.
Smoking is strictly banned within the school premises for the students, parents, guardians and visitors. The school reserves the right to expel a student at any time for indulging in misconduct or any case of indiscipline. Such students, depending on the severity of the offence, may be escorted home and handed over to the parents at their expense and the TC will be issued immediately with the remark “expelled for misconduct”.
In GSIS, a fully residential school, only the Indian Independence Day and Republic Day are observed as holidays, and all other days including Sundays during the term are treated as working days for all practical purposes.
WEARING OF UNIFORM DURING JOURNEY:
All students must wear the school uniform during journeys while travelling from and to the school.
REGULATION DURING TRAVEL:
Students travelling to international destinations will not be permitted to meet their relatives at transit points and collect articles to be sent with them.
A student will be detained only once in a particular class. If the student concerned does not make substantial improvement to be promoted to the next class in the next promotion examination, he/she will have to be withdrawn from the school.
Coloured dress is permitted to be worn by the entire school only on the Diwali day. On all other festival days children will be in the normal school uniform. Children could also bring coloured dress for their birthdays.
Children are not permitted to go out with parents and guardians on weekends. On their birthdays they could go out with their parents only for one night. Guardians of students are not allowed to take the children out on their birthdays.
For any case of gross indiscipline, a student may be expelled from the school, and it is mandatory for the parents to come and collect such children from the school, failing which they will be escorted under school arrangement and handed over to the parents and such expenses will be debited from the student’s account.
Students are not permitted to make calls to parents / guardians. Frequent telephone calls from parents are discouraged since it interferes with the academic performance of the student. Parents may call up their wards twice a week.
Parcels of any kind are not accepted in school. Parents may send only medicines and textbooks to the students, and such parcels must be addressed to the Section Coordinators concerned. Birthday dresses etc. should be sent along with the children when they return from vacation.
Students who arrive later either at the time of re-opening or after mid-term break are liable to pay a penalty of Rs. 20,000/- per day. Normal medical certificates in support of late arrivals will not be accepted. The onus to prove the reasons for late arrival rests with the parents.
Parents are requested to inform the school well in advance of their decision to withdraw their child/children from Good Shepherd International School. The under mentioned regulations will be applicable:-
“ What a wonderful visit. Good Shepherd is an educational oasis, set in this idyllic location, it appears to be providing a 21st century education – 3D printer and all – to create global citizens and future leaders. I leave wiser, albeit 1 kg heavier.”
-- Mr Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner & Head of Mission, Chennai
“Just amazed!! I was here to be a speaker at GSMUN 2017. The campus, the architecture and facilities created for the students’ overall development are models for the rest to follow. This could not have been possible but for the vision, the dedication, the devotion with which it is built by Dr P C Thomas Sir. The commitment and dedication of the staff are seen to be believed. A wonderful experience and an education in itself. Wishing GSIS all the best!! ”
-- Mr Gopal B Hosur, IPS (Retd), Former Inspector General of Police, Former Head of Karnataka State Intelligence
“My admiration, my thanks and my best wishes to the most splendid school, its students and inspirational Founder and his associates.”
-- Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, IAS (Retd), Former Indian Diplomat, Former Governor of Bihar and West Bengal
“The experience of attending and speaking at the Investiture and Graduation Ceremony today is quite hard to express in words. The journey of Dr Thomas in bringing this remarkable school to its present milestone speaks volumes of his visionary ambition, unfettering spirit and the impeccable attention to detail. Thank you Dr Thomas and Mrs Thomas for welcoming me warmly to the GSIS family and I wish the school further heights and more accolades!"
-- Ms. Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director for South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations
“It has been a great privilege to be asked to speak to the students of this remarkable school.”
-- Sir William Mark Tully, Former Bureau Chief of BBC
“Sheer delight and privilege to visit an educational institute of such high standard. Can be easily rated as the best in the country and one of the best globally. Thank you, Dr Thomas for this opportunity.”
-- Mr. Satnam Jit Singh, IFS (Retd)
“A very enlightening visit to one of the finest institutions. I have seen many but there is none other than GSIS. The facilities, the faculty and the atmosphere provide an excellent opportunity to provide the best of knowledge and beyond. And the GSMUN is an excellent idea, conducted professionally and proficiently.
Thank you for inviting us. Thank you Dr P C Thomas and Mrs Elsamma Thomas. Congratulations. All the very best and God bless!”
-- Mr. Madhusudan Ganapathi, IFS (Retd)
Our visit to the GSIS has been memorable in so many ways. Dr. Thomas and his gracious wife Elsamma, personify the best in human kindness, warmth, dignity and grace. Their hospitality has made us feel truly at home. The GSIS is a model institution, and the care and dedication with which it has been built, brick by brick , over the years, shines through every arch and alcove. The students are so energetic and filled with good cheer. The Founder’s day celebrations were a feast for the eyes and ears. GSIS sets a very high bar for other schools to emulate. May you continue to inspire others to learn from the power of your example. Your vision and commitment make us proud.
-- Smt. Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary and retired Ambassador of India
Shri. Sudhakar Rao, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka