Each student of the school is a member of one of the four Houses, i.e., Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The House System is an integral part of public schools, and helps in co-ordinating various activities in corporate life, and leads to the building up of a esprit de corps and camaraderie of a lasting nature among students. Each House is placed under a House Master and a House Mistress who are directly responsible for the discipline and general well-being of the members of the House.
They are assisted in their tasks by a team of tutors and Dorm Parents, the latter attending to the material administration of the dormitory. Dormitory Nurses, with special aptitude for looking after even very young children, have been employed so that the personal needs of these children are carefully attended to. Regular Inter-House competitions are held throughout the year in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which foster healthy competitive spirit. The House vies with one another to keep the house flag aloft and win the coveted Cock-House trophy.
The Prefectorial System forms the backbone of life in a public school. The initiative and capabilities of individual students are continuously observed and those with inherent or cultivated leadership qualities are selected to the Prefects’ Council. The students’ affairs are managed by this Council, headed by the School Captain and the Head Girl. At the house level, the House Master and Mistress and student advisors assisted by senior students, who are selected as House Captains and Prefects, manage the activities of the Houses.
The Prefects’ Council is encouraged to manage its affairs independently, under the guidance of the staff members. While the School Captain and Head Girl serve as the link between the school authorities and the student community, the House Captains serve as the link between the House Masters/Mistress and the members of the house.
It was an absolute delight to be a part of the school’s Model United Nations and to address such a bright and inquiring audience. The school itself and the children, who study in it, are remarkable. I enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks.
- Colonel Ajai Shukla (Retd)
Journalist & Consulting Editor, Business Standard
“ 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
It is indeed a matter of pride for me to address the students of an elite school. GSIS has created a special place for itself in the world of learning and building the future leadership of not only India but several countries. The academic activities, cultural inculcation and environment made available are laudable.Our complements to Dr P C Thomas, his team and staff who are relentlessly striving to develop the children.Best wishes for the growth of GSIS in every sphere.
Lt Gen Amrik Singh, AVSM, SM
Defence Services Staff College, Wellington
“The annual day displays of dance, music and sports by the students of GSIS were absolutely scintillating. The students of this extraordinary school are fortunate to have such a dedicated and accomplished faculty, and the finest facilities to develop their potential across academics, art, music, dance and a range of sports. A day must come when every child in India should have access to similar facilities to blossom to their full potential. Our gratitude for the warm and graceful hospitality that GSIS extended to us, especially Dr & Mrs Thomas.”
-- Mr Harsh Mander, IAS (Retd), Writer and Social Activist