Looking to the Future: Mapping and Managing the Road Ahead!

Last week at GIS, we started the important process of looking at future options and planning to ensure smooth transitions in the transformative years. Collapsing the timetable for Year 11-13 gave us time and space to offer advice, guidance and support, highlighting the importance we place in ensuring our students are fully informed and prepared to take ownership of their own journeys. Year 11 started the process of thinking about their A level options, with this involving a series of A...


‘GIS MentorConnect’ Session with Alumni Basil Lim!

Year 13 Head Student Chloe Wong recently set up the GIS MentorConnect Platform to offer coaching and mentoring to students as they plan to embark upon the next stage of their educational journey, post- GIS. Engaging alumni has been a key part of this project, and we kicked off with Alumni Basil Lim (Class ‘10) who offered mentoring to students with an interest in coding.   Chloe Wong GIS Year 13 Student/Student Head 2020/2021 ‘GIS MentorConnect’ is a platform which...


Medical Society CCA with GIS Alumni!

MedSoc is an ever-evolving CCA that has become an essential platform for supporting aspiring medics and dentists in our school over the past 9 years. The key aims are to provide an up-to-date insight into careers in medicine and healthcare, as well as ensure that our students are given additional opportunities to develop the foundational attributes to be successful in both the competitive application for medical courses and the demanding university courses thereafter. MedSoc runs weekly all...


Year 3 GIS Students Interview Session with Alumni!

Our GIS Alumni support a broad range of events organised by staff across our school. Keen to engage in conversations about technology to support their recent learning, our Year 3 students were given the opportunity to interview some of our alumni, who kindly gave up their time to contribute to this project. Thoroughly enjoyed by all, the experience was a great way for different members of the community to work together to extend the knowledge, skills and experiences of some of our youngest...


Class of 1996 Zoom Online Alumni Reunion!

At GIS, we always welcome and encourage events organised by our former students and Alumni reunions are definitely a favorite of ours. The Alumni members from the Class of 1996 recently had their Alumni Reunion via Zoom Meeting on Saturday 24th, July 2021, celebrating their 25-year Anniversary.  The event gathered around Alumni from this year group, Teacher Mrs Lim from the GIS Leadership Team, former and current teachers. This reunion sparked a sense of nostalgia for everyone who...


Year 11 & Y13 – Awards and Graduation Ceremony 2021!

Congratulations to all of our Year 11 and Year 13 students for reaching a significant milestone in their educational journeys. We are so proud of your hard work, commitment and resilience! This year’s graduation ceremonies were conducted online, but this didn’t get in the way of us celebrating what most certainly were momentous occasions for all. The added bonus was being joined by members of the community from all corners of the globe. We were fortunate enough to be joined by two...


Student Leader Awards 2021, Supported by GIS Alumni!

As the academic year draws to an end, it’s the time to reflect upon and celebrate the achievements across our community. Many of our events have been forced to go online and the Student Leader Awards has been no exception.  It was fantastic to welcome students, teachers, parents and alumni to the event to celebrate the learning journey of our student leaders. Students from each strand shared their amazing projects and reflected on the challenges of leading change at such a difficult...


Alumni Participate in GIS Virtual Music 2021!

Our GIS Arts Strand Leaders recently launched an initiative called ‘Virtual Music 2021’, to encourage students to work together to create a video of themselves playing music. The result? Both GIS students and alumni performing some incredible pieces! Check out the playlist here; sit back and enjoy some of their wonderful performances.   Christopher Koelma, Head of Music at GIS “The music department was excited to support our wonderful Arts Strand student leaders with this...


Class of 1991 Zoom Online Alumni Reunion!

At GIS, we always welcome and encourage events organised by our former students and Alumni reunions are definitely a favorite of ours. The Alumni members from the Class of 1991 recently had their Alumni Reunion via Zoom Meeting on Saturday 3rd, April 2021, celebrating their 30 year anniversary.  The event gathered around Alumni from this year group, Principal Mr Robert Stitch, Teacher Mrs Lim from the GIS Leadership Team, former and current teachers. This reunion sparked a sense of...


A Peek Behind the Lectern Series by GIS Higher Education Department and Alumni Office!

Organised by GIS Higher Education Counsellor Mr Sam Wickham, our senior students recently enjoyed online sessions with 19 Alumni who generously gave up their time to share their journey after GIS, experiences of working life, and general life lessons.    We would like to thank our GIS Alumni for sharing their first-hand experiences and advice from around the world during our ‘A Peek Behind the Lectern’ Series. Our Alumni shared their experiences of living and studying at...