Good Shepherd International School successfully conducted the Good Shepherd Model United Nations 2018 sessions with the theme “Recognizing and Countering Devolution of Mankind” from September 13 to 15, 2018. The Opening Ceremony was held on 13 September 2018 at the Palada Campus auditorium. Lt Gen Amrik Singh AVSM, SM, Commandant, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington was the Chief Guest for the ceremony. The GSMUN 2018 deliberations were spread across eight committees - Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN), Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM), Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), UN Human Rights Council (HRC), UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Security Council (SC) with over 200 delegates participating to address various issues of global impact and significance. Colonel Ajai Shukla (Retd), Journalist & Consulting Editor, Business Standard was the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony of GSMUN 2018 which was held on 15 September 2018 at the Palada Campus.
In view of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) initiative to conduct annual school examination in February for Grade IX and XI from the year 2019 onwards, the academic calendar of GSIS will have to be planned taking cognizance of these examinations.
Keeping the school’s Vision, Mission and Objectives and our endeavor to give the best academic opportunities for the Learning Community, we have decided to alter the commencement dates for the ISC curriculum from 2019 onwards.
Classes commence for the ISC 2019 (Grade XI) on Monday 8th April 2019. We would request the parents of students of Grade X (ICSE) to take note of the date of reopening (ISC Batch of 2019 – 2021). The school will close for these students in Grade XI in May with the rest of the school.
Good Shepherd International School commemorated the Hindi Diwas on 10th of September, this year. The students, who take Hindi as a subject, revisited our cultural roots and celebrated its richness. They enacted, they danced, they sang with great zeal and fervour. The evening invoked a spirit of nationalism and brotherhood. May these children inculcate the love for the national language, Hindi.
GSIS in its true spirit of secularism celebrated Bakrid. The boys of Islam faith offered their prayers in the mosque. The Muslim children were dazzling in their coloured outfit. The lunch was a grand affair, where the whole school enjoyed the Mutton biriyani and the rose scented rasagulla.
A week-long music workshop was held at GSIS as a part of South Asian Music Workshop series. The programme was organized by Mrs. Nirupama Rao, Former Ambassador of India and also Trustee - South Asian Symphony Foundation. Mrs. Soundarie - Founder and Music Director, Soul Sounds Academy, Sri Lanka, assisted by a team of music experts from Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan conducted the workshop.
World Dance Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the students of GSIS on 29 April 2018. This day has been introduced by the International Dance Council (CID), an umbrella organization within UNESCO for all kinds of dance. Students from across all sections participated in the event performing different styles of dances from around the world. There was Hip Hop, House, and Contemporary along with the traditional Indian dances like Bhangra, Ghoomar and so on. There was a dance performance by the teachers in the Indian Classical form – Bharatnatyam. It was indeed a great day of celebrations at GSIS.
Inter class quiz competition was held at the Fernhill Campus on the topic 'Save Earth , Save Life' on 21 April 2018. The children prepared some cards with great enthusiasm to celebrate "World Earth Day" on 22 April. This created awareness among the children on the need to protect the environment.
The students of Grade IV IGCSE started a programme called ' Green Thumb' to create a campus-wide culture of conservation. The whole GSIS family supports this initiative which aims to plant more trees and keep our environment green and clean. "Save Earth, Save Life" is our motto.
Inter House Dance Competition for HS & HSS was held on 30 November 2017.
Inter House Debate Competition for Grade IX was held on 28 November 2017.
Inter-house dramatics competition (Middle School) was held on November 20, 2017.
French Festival “Bonjour India" was celebrated on 18 November 2017 at the Palada Campus.
A special assembly was held in the Palada Campus auditorium on Saturday, 18 November 2017. Mr. Nawab Shafath Ali Khan, Environmentalist and Wildlife Conservationist, addressed the students and staff on the topic, “MAN AND ANIMAL CONFLICT”.
A special assembly was held in the Palada Campus auditorium on Friday, 10 November 2017. DR. KANNAN M. MOUDGALYA, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Systems & Control and Educational Technology; IIT Bombay, addressed the students and staff on the topic, “IT Training for Education, Employment and Empowerment”.
GSIS earned the International Certification by the Council of International Schools (CIS) after being methodically and meticulously evaluated by a team from the Council of International Schools Evaluation and Support organization for its commitment to the development of global citizens and international education programmes. GSIS is the only school in the country and one among the four schools in the world to receive this prestigious award. The certificate plaque was presented to Dr. P. C. Thomas, Founder & Principal, by Mr. Stuart McLay, Associate Director, School Support & Evaluation, Council of International Schools, in a function held on 16 October 2017 at Good Shepherd International School.
The 41st Founder’s Day Celebration of Good Shepherd International School was held on Sunday, 15th October and Monday, 16th October 2017 at the Palada Campus. Smt. Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary and retired Ambassador of India was the Chief Guest.
Inter House Art Competition was held on 30 September 2017 at the Palada Campus. Students of grades VII, VIII, IX and XI participated in the competition.
Inter House Debate Competition was held on 26 and 28 September 2017 for Grade VII and VIII at the Palada Campus.
Inter House Elocution Competition was held on 23 and 24 September 2017 for grade IX and XI at the Palada Campus.