Adopting unique approaches to education is what we do best at GIIS. Rather than structuring the learning around a strict curriculum, our educators focus on trying to create learning experiences that prepare students to be happy, balanced, productive and innovative citizens of tomorrow.
Our approach is to initiate specialised programmes across all campuses which empower students and teachers with information, technology and assessment resources.
Our classrooms are fun-based, student-centric spaces that enable a deeper understanding of subjects through methodologies like role play, manipulatives such as puzzles, blocks, markers etc., and other forms of student participation.
Project-based learning and activities are a great way for our students to have a hands-on experience. We encourage collaboration, co-operation and research in our educational framework, which teaches our students the art of respecting different opinions and builds on their conflict management and presentation skills.
Our dedicated focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) helps foster a scientific temperament and give students' minds a logical bent. Robotics and model making lends itself to the applied and real-life problems found in project-based tasks.
We believe in moving with the times, which is why we harness technology to enhance learning. Having software labs in Maths and English are a part of the academic infrastructure, while our emphasis on virtual classes gives students a chance to learn from worldwide experts in the field. Tools like the Google Classroom and platforms like the Khan Academy tutorials are put to best use.
Being a technology savvy school, we incorporate this platform in as many projects as possible. One of them is Global Student Exchange, under which students from different countries research on a single idea and present their findings to each other. This engagement, through video-conferencing, teaches students to be good at research, good at presentation and to learn from each other. It is an interactive way to prepare our students for bigger challenges like global competitions.
We devised the idea of creating an IDP document for senior students where they engage in setting targets for themselves in consultation with their parents and teachers. A suitable action plan is worked out, and the student takes ownership of his progress with the support of the school.
Our award-winning proprietary pre-emptive evaluation tool is called 7S. It is a unique analysis that measures the continual improvement of students in 7 areas, phases and sections of learning. In parallel, a topic-wise formative assessment tool, called Detailed Assessment (DA), is implemented which tests a student’s conceptual knowledge and helps identify any learning gaps.
We have a wide array of clubs from sports to hobby to recreation to enable students to indulge in self-exploration. Sports like cricket, football, tae kwon do, swimming, chess, skating, basketball, table tennis, badminton, kho-kho, athletics and edu-sports are available to students as are various hobby clubs like photography, journalism, dramatics in collaboration with Helen-O-Hardy, music, dance and many others.