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...


Ex-GIS Admin Staff turned Children’s Author, Rhian Williams, tells us about the release of her first book!

We caught up with a member of GIS staff Alumni, Rhian Williams (nee Adlam), who made the most of the Melbourne lockdown of 2020 by using the time to write her first children's book.  Rhian worked in an admin role at GIS from 2010 to 2012. She was the Community Service and Staff Development Officer, responsible for planning Discovery Week and many other volunteer opportunities across the school. In addition, she supported staff development days, as well as working closely with members of...


Y12 Enterprise Group with GIS Alumni!

Our Year 12 Enterprise Group were fortunate to be joined recently by two alumni, who generously gave up their time to share their career tips, experiences of working life and general life lessons in an online session, organised by secondary teacher, Mrs Anna Berney.   Mrs Berney said: ‘This was such an enriching experience for our students in the Year 12 Enterprise group to listen to GIS Alumni. The knowledge and professional insite of the “changing nature of entrepreneurship”...


#1 – The GIS Alumni Wellbeing Series with Dr Arman Rashid!

The recent events of 2020, and in particular COVID-19, have shone a spotlight on our health, and made us aware of the importance of staying connected, family, lifestyle and community. This series will focus on the wellbeing of GIS’s Alumni, and is just one way we will give back to our Alumni community for their endless support towards our school. We have some awesome wellbeing webinars coming soon for our GIS Alumni. Don't miss the chance to meet our fantastic Alumni speakers with a...


GIS Alumni in Creative Career Professionals!

Organised by the GIS Art Department, our Year 9 students enjoyed an online workshop, entitled ‘Creative Career Professional,’ where five of our alumni, all of whom have pursued careers in the creative industries, generously gave up their time to share their career tips, experiences of working life, and general life lessons.   Ev Abbott, Head of Art said, “Students were excited to learn about the real-world experiences of creative professionals, and how skills they are building...