Students at GIS are encouraged to become all round individuals to succeed as future global citizens. Alongside their studies, students get involved in other programmes that enhance their learning and expose them to numerous non-academic activities in order to provide them with needed life skills for college and beyond. The following are some of the programs on offer:
The French Immersion Program
An annual trip to France is organised for students in Form 3 to Upper 6 (9th grade to 13 grades). The trip is organised with the assistance of ‘Sajours Internationeux Linguistiques et Culturels’, who are based in Angouleme. Selected students stay with Francophone families, attend French-speaking classes taught by French teachers and enjoy afternoon excursions and museum visits. These visits expose students to French culture and enable each participant the unique opportunity to sharpen speaking and writing abilities in French.
Sixth form students are to demonstrate their communal responsibilities by engaging in activities to develop their local communities.
Students are given the opportunity to audition for roles in the annual school musical production which is a resounding success every year.
They also have a range of co-curricular activities to select from. The co-curricular coordinators make this available yearly. Students are given the opportunity to institute clubs and social groups that they believe would enrich their academic experience. Among these innovations are the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Club and the Think Tank.
Students in Sixth Form are encouraged to give back to the school community and acquire time management, team building as well as communication skills through the following programs:
Study Works: Students in the top ten percent of their class are invited to join this program. The aim of the program is to academically support students in the lower forms. Students also learn study skills during the program.
Reading Buddies: Sixth Form students assist students in the Infant School to practice their reading skills daily and discover the pleasure of reading.