GGIS has been bestowed with British Council International School Award 2016 – 17.
With a value-driven approach GGIS aims at enabling its students to embrace a world where they shall be deeply affected by global changes and shall also be capable of bringing change at a global level. Growing up with such internationalism in mind, our students would exhibit highest levels of integrity, humility and empathy.
The journey of British Council International School award in our school has been of tremendous value to our students and teachers alike. The idea of us sharing our world with multiple identities and not just those geographically around me has been imbibed in the students.
Finding partner schools and coordinating with them for our projects taught us valuable lessons in communication and collaboration. Moreover plans like currencies of the world and prayers around the world made students more aware even when they travelled abroad.
The teachers had to collaborate in real sense to put together the plans and the dossier and it took a lot of team-work to get this done. Something that would not have otherwise happened.
Also, the online courses Certificates would add value to our teachers’ profiles.
All in all, as a school we had to move way beyond our comfort zone to get the ISA project in place and we are glad participated and pushed our limits.
The journey of ISA has been positively contagious. We intend to keep it going by introducing various activities every year that promote the idea of internationalism and global citizenship.
Another area we would want to closely work on would be mankind deeper collaborations with schools abroad. The extent of learning we as a team had just collaborating with the Spanish school far exceeded our expectations. We intend to keep going out and trying new ways of collaborating.
Also, the British Council courses of teachers is something we shall explore, especially for our new joinees.
In the a nutshell, the journey has just begun.