About GSIS
Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

Good Shepherd International School, in its pursuit of a holistic education, envisages inspiring and fostering a community of caring, progressive, lifelong learners to embrace and celebrate all Creation.

Mission Statement & Descriptions

Good Shepherd International School endeavours to prepare each student for academic social and personal success by creating a community of empowered and diverse learners striving to be globally-minded citizens in an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding and trust.

GSIS is an International School by

  • maintaining a global perspective in an Asian context wherein it is situated
  • embracing a diversity of cultures represented by its staff and students
  • being sensitive and accepting of all cultures
  • upholding a secular perspective within the School community
  • offering national and international curriculums

Academics Success at GSIS is :

  • acquisition of academic skills
  • training to apply knowledge to real-life situations
  • provision of qualified staff to ensure quality education
  • being in a residential set-up that facilitates holistic academic growth and development
  • benchmarked results and learning outcomes on global standards
  • entry into leading colleges / universities in the country and worldwide

Social Success at GSIS is :

  • development of a strong identity and self worth; ability to relate, connect and communicate effectively with others
  • cultural sensitivity and acceptance
  • valuing justice and fairness in social living
  • being service-oriented unconditionally
  • having an acceptable level of decorum

Personal Success at GSIS is :

  • being a lifelong learner equipped with a keen spirit of inquiry
  • developing a value-based and ethical outlook on life
  • imbibing cognitive and behavioral skills to take on the world
  • possessing a sense of equanimity and ability to balance reason and emotion
  • having acceptable standards of deportment
  • having a spiritual-rootedness within a secular context

Community Life at GSIS means :

  • staff and students living in a multi-cultural ambience / context
  • having a sense of being in a ‘family’
  • developing a sense of belonging and togetherness in all we do
  • allowing for personal space within a structured environment
  • experiencing the joy / art of living- joie de vivre

Empowered Learners at GSIS :

  • take responsibility and are accountable for one’s learning
  • value and enjoy the process of learning as much as the outcome
  • share and transmit knowledge
  • develop initiative and leadership skills

Diverse Learners at GSIS :

  • acquire holistic learning and development through a wide variety of academic / extra curricular activities
  • have varied curricular options to choose from, catering to their diverse needs and backgrounds
  • are recognized and accepted for their multiple ability levels and learning styles
  • learn from each other in the diverse community they live, learn and work in

Globally-minded Citizens at GSIS :

  • value the human spirit beyond the constraints of cultural boundaries
  • develop awareness and sensitivity to global issues encompassing all aspects of life
  • understand the impact of one’s thoughts and actions on the world at large
  • think globally and act locally

Mutual Respect at GSIS means :

  • upholding the sanctity of teacher-student roles
  • appreciating and accepting individuality and diversity
  • safeguarding and promoting the values and ethos of the institution
  • preserving and maintaining the environment we live and work in

Understanding and Trust at GSIS means :

  • Truth / Trust / Triumph (our school motto)
  • caring for individual needs even as we live in the community
  • belief in the goodness of the individual and the human race
  • developing empathy and rapport amongst members of the community
  • being active listeners and critical thinkers before being judgemental

 

Definition of Global Citizenship

High and Higher Secondary School:

Global citizenship is an attitude which promotes responsibility in a varied and rapidly-changing world, nurturing respect for diversity with an aim to integrate multidisciplinary expertise towards co-existence and sustainable development for a safe and positively interconnected global community.

Middle School (Grades 7 and 8):

Global citizenship is a responsibility of every person to promote diverse natures and to encompass different cultures and traditions imbibing good values and knowledge for harmonious and peaceful living on this planet.

Upper Primary School (Grades 4, 5 and 6):

Global citizenship is about accepting people of different cultures and traditions, and learning from them. It is also protecting the environment for every creation to have a happy living, now and in future.

Lower Primary School (Grades 1, 2 and 3):

Global citizenship is about knowing people from different countries and being a good friend to all. We teach and learn from each other. We enjoy and protect the place we live in, with trees and animals. Together we live happily.

Definition of Internationalism

GSIS fosters an ethically and culturally diverse learning environment wherein students transcend barriers through communication and mutual understanding which inspires them not only to become courageous leaders but also responsible citizens in the service of local and global communities.

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GUEST SPEAKERS

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    Mr Bharat Joshi

    “ 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

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    Gopal B Hosur

    “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

     

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    Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi

    “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

     

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    Ms Ruchira Ghosh

    “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

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    Sir William Mark Tully

    “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

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    Mr Satnam Jit Singh

    “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)

     

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    Mr Madhusudan Ganapathi

    “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)

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    Mr Gerry Arathoon

    “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 

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    Smt. Nirupama Rao & Shri. Sudhakar Rao

    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