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  Principal's Message
  

Caesar D’silva
Caesar D’silva

Education is a life-long learning process. Learning happens all the time; not only in a pre-designated place called the school. It happens in the home, between home and school too. The home’s and school’s mission therefore is to provide a learning environment and opportunities to the children as the learners.


Shaping young, impressionable minds is one of life’s biggest challenges. At Global Indian International School, Ahmedabad , we aim to empower our students to grow as individuals with strong open discerning minds with an international perspective, preparing them to make a mark in the global village - the world has come to be today.


Our distinctive academic programmmes and innovative teaching methodologies encourage students to develop critical-thinking and learn through enquiry and reason, to exchange thoughts and ideas, to develop key personal and social values, to take ownership for his/ her choices and to set goals to realize their own unique potential.


Authentic education implies an on-going, continuous interplay between the five moments of context, experience, reflection, action and evaluation between parents, students and teachers. This is not to lead to mere information but to appropriation, integration into the very activity of Almighty within the created reality of our world but especially within each person. This then leads from information to transformation. The School by deepening a sense of wonder, reverence, creativity, fidelity, communication, openness and charity to each other and to the whole world seeks to work for the transformation of the complete person.


The teachers approach the classroom as one does a temple. Teacher-student relationships take time to develop and deepen and need a climate of love and trust. There must also be continuity between teachers and students both within the classroom and in the wider school environment.


We strive to provide an environment that is basically sacred, and has a framework of discipline that is flexible yet supportive, a freedom that allows students to learn even from their mistakes, to develop into person moulded by the correlatives of freedom and responsibility.


GIIS is present in 7 countries with 20 campuses, and children learn through play, active exploration, concrete experiences and interaction with learning materials, peers and adults.


We are continuously guided by developmentally appropriate principles in child development by the central GIIS team of academicians who develop newer scholastic and co-scholastic modules appropriate to the present generation.


The developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children provides all the areas of a child's development; physical, social, emotional and cognitive.


GIIS follows a process-oriented way of teaching wherein the teachers provide children opportunities to explore wide variety of materials. The child's enjoyment and learning through these explorations are given more importance than the final product or outcome.


Parental involvement in a child's education process is both a gift to your child and a gift to the school. This partnership is strongly encouraged and highly valued at GIIS.


The practical experience of learning enables our children to leave our school daily with either something in their hand, something in their mind and especially something in their heart.


The distinctive and firm underlying philosophy of GIIS is to provide Global Education while being steeped in the rich Indian educational tradition and core values. Our emphasis is to create a society of progressive, thinking individuals who will contribute to the intellectual development of the global Community.


We value igniting the spark of creativity and curiosity in our students.


Caesar D’silva
Principal,
GIIS Ahmedabad

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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