rules and regulations



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. Consent of the parent/guardian is taken for granted for any surgery, if necessary, to be performed on a student, and a declaration that the school authorities will not be held responsible for any adverse consequences thereof, are statutory demands 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 our emergency surgery. This will be resorted to when time is at a premium and it is difficult to contact the parent and obtain their permission for the operation.

Medical Records

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 relating to child since birth.

Medical and Healthcare

The school has two hospitals with two Resident Medical Officers and experienced and trained Staff nurses, (One each in Senior School and 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 in 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 has 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 supervision of the staff Nurses.

The school authorities reserve the right to refer a student to any specialist for treatment or operation when need arises, and when time is at a premium. In all normal cases, the parents will be consulted before such action is taken.

Exam Certificates

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.

Travel Arrangement

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 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 other 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 discipline case. 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”.

Working Days

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 in 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.

Colour Dress

Colour 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 colour dress for their birthdays.

Weekend Outing

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 the children out on their birthdays.

Discipline case

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.

Telephone Calls

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.

Late Arrivals

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:-

  • Request for withdrawal should be sent by an e-mail or letter duly signed by the Parent and addressed to the Principal, Good Shepherd International School
  • There will be no levy of a Fine for the withdrawal request submitted on or before 31st January,every year
  • If the request for withdrawal is submitted on or before 28th February, a sum of Rs. 25,000/- will be levied
  • In case the request for withdrawal is submitted on or before 31st March, a sum of Rs. 50,000/- will have to be paid
  • For Withdrawal request submitted after 31st March, the full fee for the First Term of the following Academic Year will have to be paid
  • If the withdrawal request submitted after 30th April, the full fee for the following Academic Year will have to be paid
  • For the withdrawal of a newly admitted child at the request of the Parent after one month or during the Academic Year, only the Caution Deposit will be refunded after deducting both the Term fee and other dues if any
  • If there is a withdrawal in-between the Terms or during the Academic Year, both the Term fees will have to be paid
  • If a student fails to report back to school after Vacation or Mid-Term break and is unwilling to continue in the school, both the Term fees will have to be paid
  • If the dues are not paid as per the aforementioned stipulated Regulations, the same will be deducted from the Caution Deposit
  • The above mentioned regulations are applicable for the January 2015 admissions too
  • Students who wish to rejoin the school after the issuance of Transfer Certificate will be considered as 'New Admission'. Please note that only the Registration Fee and Establishment Charges will be exempted
  • Please note that the Transfer Certificate will be issued only after the full and final settlement of all dues