Alongside the rigorous academic timetable, GIS strives to offer a varied calendar of activities that enhance the students’ learning and whole school experience. Every year, the school organises the following major events:
A day that coincides with the official United Nations Day. It’s a day that has been marked in the GIS calendar for the past decade, giving the school the opportunity to come together and celebrate the rich diversity the school enjoys.
PTA Sponsored Walk
For more than 40 years, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has organised a 13km walk to raise funds for the psychiatric hospital, Pantang. Monies raised also go towards school projects as nominated by PTA members and parents. The walk attracts more than 400 walkers each and every year and is a favourite stalwart in the GIS calendar.
The Infant School, Junior School and Secondary Schools hold separate Sports Days each year in Term 2. Sports Days give students (and staff and parents), the chance to show off their sporting prowess.
Science, Maths and ICT (SMIT) Fair
The SMIT Fair occurs every two years, with the next event slated for March 2014. The whole school programme challenges students (and parents) to hypothesise, question and investigate scientific problems based on a given theme. SMIT projects are judged by esteemed members of Ghana society who award prizes for the most imaginable, well researched and inspirational projects.
Every two years, students from nursery through to Sixth Form get seriously creative! Art Week is an event, organised by the Arts departments in the Primary and Secondary School to encourage an appreciation and understanding of art in its different forms. As part of the week’s activities, students are taught pottery, weaving, fashion design, graphic design as well as tradition art. The week culminates with a major exhibition that boasts the best of art from the students. The Board of Directors, parents and friends of GIS are invited to witness the event.
The GIS Musical
Over the past five years, GIS has produced musical performances of the highest standard. Pasto performances include, The Music Man, Annie, The Sound of Music, Fame and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The musicals are staged at the National Theatre in Accra and it attracts an audience of at least 2,000 people over two nights.
For students interested in sports, there are a lot of activities and teams they can join. Whether it’s swimming, volleyball, hockey or soccer they are interested, there’ll be a sport for them.
Speech and Prize-giving Days
Speech and Prize-giving Days are organised at the Junior School and Secondary Schools. It is a day on which the school comes together to recognise and reward the high achievers in each and every year group. There is an array of prizes from Best in Maths to Best Behaved Student, which acts as an incentive for all students to aspire to do well and receive an award. In the Secondary School, the programme also acts as a graduation ceremony, where by Sixth Form students receive a certificate and a special GIS stole for graduating from secondary school.Throughout the school year, there are many other events that take place, unique to each section or year group. In addition to events such as these, the co-curricular activities - of which there are of thirty of them - give students a great chance to discover or improve other talents or past-times they may have. Either way, there are a lot of informative, innovative programmes implemented at GIS for all students and parents to benefit from.To find out more about the activities taking place throughout the school year, please check out the events calendar on this website.