GSIS nurtured me, protected me, gave me a home. It made me realise that I had the potential to do a lot more than I thought I would or could. It gave me a family that I didn’t realise then, but one I would come to love forever.
As a GSIS graduate I appreciate the all-round education (academic, sports & community) that GSIS offered. This prepared me for the many opportunities and challenges I met throughout my career path including my current position as a Physician Attending at Bon Secours Richmond, Health System in Virginia, USA.
The years I spent at Good Shepherd remain some of the best years of my life and have shaped me into the person I am today. The memories as well as bonds forged through friendship are lifelong and that’s why I will always remain a proud Sheperdian!
A pleasure to be in this remarkable school, set in such a picturesque surrounding with its exceptional world-class facilities and its all-round aim of excellence. It was wonderful seeing the campus and even using the medical facilities! Thank you for the warmth of your welcome, the superb (and thoughtful) organization and the kindness Elsamma and you have shown throughout. If an institution is the lengthening shadow of one man, you – Dr P C Thomas – have cast a giant shadow. With all good wishes for you and GSIS – continued success.
Having had the opportunity of having visited many schools in India and abroad, I have yet to visit a school better organized than Good Shepherd International School – it’s marvelous infrastructure, it’s educational, co-curricular, health & sports facilities have greatly impressed me. GSIS is a school the CISCE can indeed be proud of. May GSIS be a Lighthouse of service, love, peace and communal harmony to the neighbourhood.
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.
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, unfitting 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!
For us it has been an exceptionally rewarding experience. We were inspired to see the pursuit of excellence that characterizes GSIS. The education of the young is the perennial challenge before the society. On interaction with the young, the faculty and above all with the Principal Dr. P.C. Thomas and Mrs. Elsamma Thomas have given us the comforting conclusion that all that is possible is being done. The Principal and Mrs. Elsamma Thomas are perfect and flawless in their hospitality and there is nothing that escapes their attention. All the very best for the GSIS family.
Dr. P. C. Thomas is our country’s pride. The great institution he has dreamed of, built and nurtured-the Good Shepherd Educational Complex is indeed a place of pilgrimage for all educationists. We now know that the links between Education policy of a country and its economic progress are so strong that we ignore quality education only to our peril. If you do not prepare students for the future challenges, we will be lost.
What a memorable visit and what an exceptional school! The meticulous attention to academic excellence is matched by an inspiring range of extra-curricular activities. There is so much to admire, but music is clearly a particular strength as illustrated by the high standard of performance at today’s Graduation Ceremony. Congratulations to Dr P C Thomas and his team on the creation of a unique institution and best wishes to all the students for their future endeavours.
It is indeed a matter of pride to be addressing 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 is laudable. Our compliments 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
It has been a fascinating visit to the school and to participate in the 33rd Founder’s Day celebrations. The facilities that have been created and the overall atmosphere of caring and guidance is about the best that I have seen in any school. Your contribution to the holistic growth of your students is commendable.
Our journey with Good Shepherd International School started 7 years ago leaving our children in the care of Dr. P C Thomas and his entire school team. With two children having different aspirations and qualities, finding a school is a challenge but it was the perfect decision we could have made.
GSIS has provided a sound foundation for both the children whether it be academics, co curricular activities or living within a diverse community. Staff have always been warm and helpful towards their small needs and strive to provide excellent facilities so that they do not miss the comforts of home and family.
Teaching has been of a very high standard and has shown through the excellent progress both children have achieved in their respective board exams.
There is so much more the school has to offer other than education. We have appreciated the values of the school which are very important to us. In particular we appreciate the service to the community which instills a sense of responsibility and maturity in our children.
As parents we are always concerned about day to day developments with our children and have been happy with the excellent communication and response provided to settle any queries whenever asked. Our daughter Harina has now moved on to University of Exeter and our son Harshul is now studying for his IB.
We will miss our dear Principal especially his smile which was always welcoming and reassuring that our children are safe in his care.
We are at our wit’s end to write a eulogy about the school founded by late Dr P.C. Thomas, who needs no introduction or testimony. We have been associated with the Good Shepherd International School for more than 15 years. The relationship started with the admission of our children in the school and blossomed into a sociocultural edification.
The children here not only learn various subjects but also discipline and culture. They turn out to become model citizens. The norms of the school are very strict but are imposed with kindness to mould the children for reaching higher echelon.
The faculty consists of highly qualified teachers, well trained and devoted to imparting quality education and training. It will not be an exaggeration to say that I was not fortunate enough to study in this school like our children and so many others.
Our son, Sriniketh Krishnan, joined GSIS in Grade 5 in 2013, and went on to complete Grade 12 (IB Diploma Program) in 2020. Sriniketh entered GSIS as a shy 10-year-old boy. Thanks to his loving, caring and encouraging teachers, coaches, and mentors, Sriniketh was able to break out of his shell in his early days and enjoy every aspect of his curricular and extra-curricular learning at GSIS.
The excellent learning opportunities Sriniketh availed while at GSIS include, collaborating with the town administration in promoting environmental awareness within the local community, leading the Model United Nations program as the Secretary General, and serving as the School Captain for 2019-20. These experiences, and more, helped Sriniketh develop leadership skills, taught him the art of team building and inculcated in him the quintessential human values of ethical behaviour, respect, humility and empathy.
The staff at GSIS encouraged and supported Sriniketh at every step during this journey. They motivated him to confidently take on several challenging responsibilities and deliver them successfully. Sriniketh’s remarkable transformation from a shy 10-year-old to a healthy, confident, and academically well-equipped 18-year-old is largely due to the excellent learning environment and developmental opportunities provided at GSIS.
In our experience, GSIS has been more than a “home away from home” for our child; it has been an institution that has laid a strong foundation for a purposeful future life. We most respectfully pay our homage to Late. Dr. P. C. Thomas, the founder of GSIS, and thank you and all members of the management and staff of GSIS for providing us a truly enriching life experience.
We hope to stay in touch with the GSIS family and continue to live and contribute to the vision, mission and values of this fantastic institution.
My daughter, Namratha Anil and son, Namith Anil graduated from Good Shepherd International School and the school has truly been like a home away from home, providing so much care to my children. We never had any kind of worries – from studies to behaviour to health or safety when they were in the school. Amazing teachers and the management’s passion towards good education resulted in a good experience overall. We are so proud to be a part of the Good Shepherd International School community.
In today’s world with distractions from social media where kids are so hooked to gadgets, we truly feel that we took the right decision to send our kids to Good Shepherd International School as they were able to participate in all extracurricular activities and at the same time focus on studies.
Namratha is now studying at University of Toronto, Canada and Namith has joined Ohio State University, USA after completing their IGCSE and IBDP from Good Shepherd International School. We are so fortunate to have chosen GSIS for our children and will highly recommend the school to all the parents.
Feeling of gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not gifting it.
Both our kids Aarya and Devya have studied at Good Shepherd International School since grade 7 under the charismatic leadership of the Principal, Late Dr. P. C. Thomas.
We appreciate the strife for perfection of Senior Vice Principal Ms. Sheila Alexander, loving guidance of Director of Counselling Ms. Anila Mathew, supportive senior management team of Ms. Elsamma Thomas and Ms. Julie Pradeesh with competent co-ordinators and teaching faculty imparting international exposure to students along with an Indian set of values. The school offers a team of experienced medical, dining and emergency facilities, reinstating our faith and confidence in GSIS.
Thank you team GSIS !!