A sincere attempt has been made within the limited scope of a few pages of this website to furnish you with as much information as possible, concerning the academic entity, to enable you to take one of your most crucial decisions, the 'where', 'what' and 'how' of the academic career of your child, the impact of which would be nothing less than the destiny of an unknown future.
The Good Shepherd International School is primarily a national institution with international perspectives, holding secular and democratic values. We affirm our faith in the universal brotherhood of mankind, and the fatherhood of one God. The aim of the school is to develop the best that is latent in children, and to prepare them for the challenges of the changing world through the encouragement of self discipline, high intellectual achievements and physical fitness. The motto of the school is "Truth, Trust and Triumph". The school has built a tradition which incorporates in its milieu all that are universally good in thought, word and deed. The secular and ethical values are cherished, and an atmosphere prevails where every creed and faith is allowed to flourish. The students are educated in a way that permits them to grow up without inhibition and prejudice in any form.
The ideals enshrined in the constitution of the land are meticulously observed. To be precise, a deep sense of patriotism, loyalty to the motherland, values of all cultures and the need for practical ethics in public life are inculcated in them right from the time of their joining.
Education is a continuous process by which a generation is prepared for the future by being provided with as many opportunities as possible to develop every aspect of personality, in order to sustain the time-tested institutions which maintain law, order and harmony in the world.
The aim of this website is to convey as far as possible the essence of Good Shepherd International School, which pursues an academic procedure with a view to ensuring excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.
Every student receives individual and personal attention and the maximum comforts possible. It is our endeavor to make education a purposeful, meaningful and enjoyable experience.
The website may not give all the details of every academic activity at the school. This will be possible only if you pay a visit to both the campuses of the school, at Ootacamund and the school farm, at Gudalur.
“ 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)
“I’ve had the opportunity of visiting many schools in India and abroad, but I am yet to visit a school better organized than Good Shepherd International School; its marvellous infrastructure, its educational, co-curricular, health and sports facilities have greatly impressed me. GSIS is a school the CISCE can indeed be proud of. Both the Investiture and Graduation ceremonies were excellently organized. My wife, Anita and I wish to thank both Dr Thomas and Mrs Elsamma Thomas for their most gracious, kind and warm hospitality, shown to us during our visit. May GSIS be a lighthouse of service, love, peace and communal harmony to its neighbour!”
-- Mr Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive and Secretary, CISCE, New Delhi
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