Shepherds' Boulevard October 2023

Campus Life

Founder's Day : Celebrating Wisdom and Legacy

In the hallowed halls of Good Shepherd International School, a tradition of immense reverence and wisdom unfolds every year. Founder’s Day, a day that transcends the ordinary constraints of a date on the calendar, brings together students, parents, and staff to celebrate the ideals and vision of our Founder-Principal, Dr. P. C. Thomas, a luminary whose unwavering commitment to education has left an indelible mark on our institution and continues to inspire us all. This annual event serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of a man whose dreams and dedication laid the foundation for excellence in education at our beloved school.

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A Day of Melodic Elegance

On the 14th day of October, our school came alive with a series of captivating events that bore the wisdom of ages. The day commenced with a warm reception, a gesture of hospitality to our honored parents and esteemed guests. It was a prelude to the heartwarming school prayer, a solemn moment that evoked unity and purpose within the gathering. The vibrant school song that followed resonated with the entire audience, an ode to the enduring values and traditions that have guided our institution through the years.

The grand opening performance, delivered with the precision that only time-honored traditions can bestow, came from our choir and orchestra. Their melodious notes set the tone for a day filled with extraordinary talent and unwavering dedication, reminding us of the wealth of knowledge and skills that our institution imparts.

One of the highlights, as we traverse through the annals of time, was the Rock Band’s rendition of “Smoke On The Water.” The energy and passion with which they performed were met with thunderous applause, reminiscent of the classical performances of old.

The evening continued with captivating acts, including the Middle School Choir, dance presentations, musical ensembles, and a mesmerizing musical theater performance of “Wicked.” Each act showcased the diverse talents of our students and left the audience spellbound, much like the ancient tales of bards and minstrels.

A Day of Grand Precision

The October 15th event was impressive, reflecting the ancient traditions of honor and discipline. It featured the arrival of our distinguished Chief Guest, an event marked with a General Salute, Guard of Honor, March Past, Band Display, and Drummers’ Call, reminiscent of military precision and valor.

The day continued with various demonstrations, showcasing the diverse skills of our students. From mountaineering to yoga, taichi, and equestrian displays, our students exhibited their talents and dedication to various disciplines. It was a moment of pride, a testament to the knowledge and traditions we pass on.

One of the eminent highlights, a reflection of age-old wisdom, was the presence of our chief guest, Mr. Sangeeth Varghese, a global strategy expert. Mr. Varghese delivered an inspiring address that left a lasting impact on the audience. His words, steeped in wisdom, motivated our students to aim high and reach for their dreams, to understand the use of subject knowledge, and, above that, to focus on life skills such as critical thinking, creativity, empathy, and humanism, echoing the profound wisdom of ages past.

Special awards and prizes, akin to the laurels bestowed upon heroes of yore, were distributed to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of our students. The event was brought to a close with the singing of the National Anthem, a reminder of our school’s pride and commitment to the nation, echoing the sentiments of a generation that cherished their homeland.

IB MYP Students' Conference, Chandrayaan Series

IB MYP 4 and 3 students embarked on an extraordinary interstellar journey at the IB MYP Students’ Conference. On September 30, 2023, we gathered at Selwin Hall to explore the Chandrayaan series and the mysteries of space.

We revisited India’s lunar exploration with Chandrayaan 1, celebrated the achievements of Chandrayaan 2, and explored Chandrayaan 3. We delved into GSLV and PSLV, understanding the benefits of lunar exploration.

Rocket design and engineering innovations left us in awe, and we acknowledged ISRO’s contributions to the space industry. Engaging discussions focused on launch vehicles, payloads, and space exploration’s significance for India.

Honoring the Legacy of Gandhiji: A Tribute to Peace and Harmony

On October 2nd, a spirit of reverence and appreciation filled our Selwin Hall as we came together to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti, honoring the enduring values of peace and harmony that Mahatma Gandhi so passionately advocated.

The celebration of Gandhiji’s legacy serves as a reminder that his principles are not confined to history but continue to be a source of wisdom and inspiration for our community and the world at large. As we honor him, we recommit ourselves to upholding these timeless values of peace and harmony in our lives.

MYP Personal Project Exhibition: A Showcase of Talent and Creativity

The MYP-5 students at our school recently hosted a remarkable Personal Project Exhibition, a vibrant celebration of talent, creativity, and dedication. This event offered a glimpse into the incredible work and passion that our students poured into their projects.

The exhibition was an opportunity for our school community to engage with a diverse range of captivating projects and witness the unwavering determination of our students. It ignited conversations that fueled curiosity and innovation, creating an inspiring atmosphere.

A Night of Navaratri Splendor

On the evening of October 20th, the Good Shepherd International School community gathered at our stadium to celebrate Navaratri. Students from grades 4 to 12 danced to the enchanting beats of Garba music, creating a truly magical evening.

Draped in traditional Garba attire, our students added a colorful and cultural dimension to the event, showcasing their commitment to preserving and sharing the rich heritage of Navaratri. Their energetic and synchronized dance performances filled the stadium with the melodious tunes of Garba, uniting the entire community in a whirlwind of movement and joy.

The night wasn’t just about dance; it was a celebration of our cultural diversity, unity, and the joy of coming together as a close-knit community. The memories of this enchanting evening will forever remain in the hearts of all who were part of it. It was a night of camaraderie, joy, and the enchantment of Navaratri, a true reflection of the cultural tapestry that enriches the GSIS experience.

Academic Excellence

Introducing GSIS Digital Library 1.0: Empowering Learning Excellence

We’re excited to announce the launch of GSIS Digital Library 1.0, a game-changing educational resource set to redefine learning at GSIS. This dynamic platform houses a diverse collection of e-books, research papers, articles, and blogs across a spectrum of subjects. With 1015 resources contributed by 527 authors and 1037 subject keywords, this digital treasure trove offers an extensive array of knowledge.

The Digital Library is a gateway to empowering research, enhancing conceptual understanding, and fostering a spirit of continuous learning beyond the classroom. It provides a dynamic tool for academic exploration.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and enthusiasm as we embark on this enriching journey together. The official launch of the GSIS Digital Library is highly anticipated, and we’re enthusiastic about the positive impact it’s set to have on our educational landscape.

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GSIS Tops Education World India School Rankings 2023–24

In a momentous achievement, Good Shepherd International School (GSIS) has secured the coveted top position as the Best International Residential School. This remarkable feat comes as a result of GSIS’s unwavering commitment to excellence in education and its dedication to nurturing young minds.

With a remarkable score of 1307, GSIS has firmly established itself as a beacon of educational brilliance. This recognition is a testament to our relentless pursuit of educational excellence, innovative teaching methodologies, and a holistic approach to learning. GSIS takes immense pride in being acknowledged as the leading international residential school in India.

This success is not just a reflection of the institution but also a celebration of the tireless efforts of our students, dedicated educators, and the entire GSIS community. It highlights the exceptional abilities of our students and the commitment of our teachers, who guide, inspire, and empower our learners to excel academically and become responsible global citizens.

As we celebrate this monumental accomplishment, GSIS remains unwavering in its mission to provide a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment where students can thrive academically, creatively, and socially. This achievement is a reflection of the collective dedication and hard work of our entire community, and we look forward to continuing our journey of excellence in education.


Elevating Excellence: GSIS Becomes an Official AP® Exam Center

We are delighted to share the exciting news that Good Shepherd International School is now an official AP® Exam Center! This milestone marks a significant step forward in our commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities to our students.

To explore the possibilities that the AP® Program offers and how it can enhance your academic journey, we invite you to visit our dedicated AP® Page. 



GSIS Triumphs at the 2023-2024 AHESSN Inter School Swimming Meet

The water warriors of Good Shepherd International School made a monumental splash at the 2023-2024 AHESSN Inter School Swimming Meet. With unwavering determination and exceptional skill, they secured the coveted 1st position, leaving a trail of excellence in their wake.

Here’s the event’s summary:

🥇 1st Position – Good Shepherd International School (1012 points)

🥈 2nd Position – Hebron School (521 points)

🥉 3rd Position – The Lawrence School (296 points)

🏅 4th Position – Laidlaw Memorial & Junior College (53 points)

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to our individual champions, including Pankaj VS, Aahan Aditya Kharwa, Vettri Visakan M, Ayra Ashish Lakhani, Samyukthaa Sashikumar, Rebecca Jacob, and others, whose exceptional performances shone in their respective categories.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our dedicated swimming coaches, Mr. Ajith Manikandan and Ms. Ebby Kaviyan, for their incredible support to our students. Their guidance played an instrumental role in achieving this outstanding performance and victory.

AHESSN Inter School Tennis Tournament 2023-24: GSIS Tennis Triumphs

The AHESSN Inter School Tennis Tournament, held from October 27th to 31st, 2023, at The Lawrence School in Lovedale, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, showcased the remarkable talent of our GSIS tennis teams.

In an outstanding display of sportsmanship, our school’s under-19 boys’ tennis team clinched the championship, while our under-14 boys and girls’ teams secured the runner-up positions. It was a testament to their dedication and skill on the court.

Master Suhaan Chowdary of MYP 4A earned the prestigious title of “Best Player of the Year” in the under-19 boys’ category, underlining his exceptional talent and sportsmanship.

Master Adithya Krishna from FM 2B was recognized as the “Most Promising Player of the Year” in the under-14 boys’ category, a promising talent with a bright future in tennis.

Mistress Khushi Mensinkai of 7A was awarded the title of “Most Promising Player of the Year” in the under-14 girls’ category, highlighting her outstanding potential and contribution to the team’s success.

The AHESSN Inter School Tennis Tournament was a true testament to our students’ tennis prowess and their commitment to sports excellence. We’re immensely proud of their achievements and look forward to more successes in the future.

Summer House Triumphs Over Spring House in Cricket Tournament

In an exhilarating clash of skills and determination, the final match of the cricket tournament witnessed Summer House emerge victorious against Spring House. The intense competition between these two spirited teams showcased the epitome of sportsmanship and cricket excellence.

The Summer House team demonstrated remarkable talent and teamwork, securing their position as the champions of the tournament. Their hard work and dedication throughout the matches paid off, earning them the well-deserved title.

While Spring House displayed exceptional sportsmanship and skill, it was Summer House that ultimately claimed the victory. The tournament not only celebrated the love for cricket but also the unyielding spirit of competition and camaraderie within our school community.

Congratulations to Summer House on their remarkable win, and kudos to Spring House for their spirited performance. This final match will be remembered as a true testament to the passion and sportsmanship that thrive within our school.

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Why Choose GSIS?

#1 Residential School

India's #1 ranked fully residential international co-educational school (Education World 2022-23).

a prestigious recognition

Only Indian School to be featured among Newsweek’s Noteworthy Schools of Asia in 2023.

Beyond Classrooms

Over 40 co-curricular activities for students to explore interests and talents outside the classroom.

Timeless beauty.

Set across 150 acres of lush campus in the breathtaking Nilgiris Hills of Ooty.

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