Graduation Success for Alumni Garima Malhotra, Class ‘17

Congratulations to our Alumni Garima Malhotra (Class ‘2017) who has graduated with the highest Honors possible in her Bachelor of Science degree at Houston Baptist University, Texas. Having majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Garima was also awarded the President’s Award for being an exemplary all-round student, and the Grigsby Award for the Outstanding Student in the College of Science and Engineering. We got in touch with Garima to congratulate her and to learn more about her...


TED Talk – ‘The Power of Disillusionment’ by Alumna Serena Lee!

18-year-old student, GIS Alumna Serena Lee from Class of 2020, interned with the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) during their 2020 campaign for a stand-alone Sexual Harassment Bill in Malaysia. Between October and December, AWAM helped turn an online petition with 17.7k+ signatures into a paper petition read in the Dewan Rakyat — a first in Malaysian history. As the youngest member of AWAM, Serena had much to learn from the experience of rallying everyday Malaysians to fight for...


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...


Hollywood Beckons for GIS Alumna Hanneke Talbot!

Alumna Hanneke Talbot is making waves in the entertainment world. From GIS’s Class of ‘10, Hanneke is a Netherlands-born British-Canadian actress who played Lieutenant Mann in episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, amongst other up-and-coming roles across film and TV. Having attended GIS from the age of 6, until leaving Sixth Form at 18, Talbot is evidently proud of her Malaysian roots. After all, it is in Malaysia that she began to pursue a career in acting, before moving to London, where...


GIS Tech-inar Sessions with Alumni!

Organised by the GIS Digital Learning Strand with the help of the Strand Director, Year 12 student Sonny Ku and supervising teacher Ms Anouska Doyle, ‘Tech-inar’ was a series of webinars, for students, staff and parents, focusing on learning from our inspiring alumni who are currently working within the Digital and Tech fields. Three 30 minute sessions ran throughout March, each with alumni engaged in different tech-related careers. The variety showed the breadth of the tech industry...


‘Move for Hope’: An GIS Alumni Initiative to Support Refugee Communities

Committing time to support others is a core part of our work at GIS, through our extensive service-learning programming. To hear of the work that many of our alumni go on to engage in post-GIS is therefore incredibly humbling.  No child should be left out when it comes to education. This firm belief, which we know is widely shared across our GIS community, was the catalyst for four of our Alumni dedicating their time and resources to supporting young refugees, ensuring that they receive...


Extended Tutor Time with GIS Alumni!

Organised by the GIS Higher Education Department counselors Mr Samuel Wickham and Ms Ellena Morrison, our Year 12 students recently enjoyed an online session with six Alumni who generously gave up their time to share their career tips, experiences of working life, and general life lessons.    Mr Samuel Wickham and Ms Ellena Morrison - Higher Education Counselor at GIS  ‘It was wonderful to hear pearls of wisdom from our Alumni at different stages in their careers. What was...


GIS Women in Leadership Series with Alumna Malisse Tan!

Organised by Head of Primary at GIS, Nicola Nelson, ‘The Women in Leadership’ podcast series celebrates some of the inspirational women from within our GIS community.   Most recently, we had the privilege of listening to Alumni, Malisse Tan (Class ‘15),  founder of BOBBLE, an eco-organic range of products for women, talking about her vision to empower women through education about menstrual well-being, whilst offering them access to safer alternatives.  Malisse’s career...