In this series of articles, we aim to discuss GIIS pedagogy, 9GEM and to share with you with some examples on how GIIS has ingrained each GEM into the students life across all campuses, worldwide. The 4th GEM is Personality Development.
Trip to the zoo
Field trips are an extended part of the scholastic programme for kindergarteners. It can serve a variety of purposes, including exposing children to a live experience of familiar things, enriching and supplementing their curricula and creating a bond with their fellow classmates.
To support this, our Kindergarten children got an opportunity to visit the Zoo. They saw farm animals such as horses, cows, and wild animals including monkeys, hyenas, crocodiles and lions. They also visited the aquarium, and finally the reptile and the bird enclosures. This trip made sure that children saw in real life, the animals they had learnt in books.
Action Zone in Capital Mall
Field trips give students a good experience away from their regular school activities and also provides a welcome break to their routine. GIIS Kindergarten organised a trip for their Kindergarten 2 kids to Action Zone – a play area in Capital Mall. Children enjoyed all the rides and games: jump up zone, kid zone, soft play area, bumper cars and video games. The children were delighted when they saw their favourite cartoon characters dressed up and parading at the play area. This trip developed their imagination and enhanced their social skills.
Birdwatching in Kasai Rinkai Park
Students of GIIS Tokyo Campus went to Kasai Rinkai Park for birdwatching. Throughout the tour, our students spotted many different species of birds, including Egrets, Cormorants, Grebes, Black Tailed Gulls, Black Crows, Tree Sparrows, Starlings, etc. They also had a wonderful opportunity to learn the Japanese names and interesting facts about these birds.
Field trips in Tokyo
GIIS students went for many field trips in this academic year – Ueno Zoo, Anderson Athletic Park in Chiba, The National Diet which is Japan's parliament and the Edo-Tokyo Museum, to name a few. These field trips were an eye-opener for the students and gave them a broad exposure to athletic challenges, understanding the Japanese parliament, and learning about the history and culture of Tokyo during the Edo period.
Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
GIIS Tokyo students went on an exciting field trip to Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, an amusement park consisting of an aquarium and amusement rides. The students enjoyed the dolphin show and loved the Aqua Museum which has over 500 different varieties of fish and more than 100,000 sea creatures. They also went to Umi Farm and the Fureai Lagoon, where they were able to interact with friendly sea animals.
Wherever we go, we go with all our heart
The Kindergarten Annual Day and Graduation Ceremony was organised with the theme “GIIS Journey – Wherever we go, we go with all our heart.” The Annual Day started off with a welcome dance by the Kindergarten 1 & 2 children who danced to a medley of songs from all the seven countries where GIIS is located. After the exhilarating performances, the Kindergarten 2 Class of 2016-17, got their scrolls from the Principal.
GIIS Cambridge celebrated its 4th Annual Day with the theme Amazing Race GIIS Edition.
The event started with a melodious hymn sung by the talented school choir. The audience was entertained by the various performances including live music performance by the tiny tots and senior students. Students were also awarded prizes for excellence in academics and outstanding achievements. In addition, the GIIS GIVE Club took the opportunity to handover a sum of money, raised by students, to the representative from the National Cancer Council Malaysia (MAKNA). Last but not least, the much awaited performance by the teachers and the finale by GIIS “Michael Jacksons” and crew left the audience with an unforgettable experience.
Mom @ School
"Mom @ School" is an initiative to encourage moms to engage with our students on a monthly basis through activities of their choice. Kindergarten moms spent some time with our kindergarteners and came up with activities such as reading stories, games, origami, creative activities like art and craft, and other hands-on activities.
School as a family
School is the second home and it plays a vital role in moulding a global citizen. GIIS celebrated “School as a Family” and parents were invited to the school and given an opportunity to spend time with the students. Various games were organised in the classroom to strengthen the parent-child-teacher bonding. Children brought healthy snacks that were shared with parents and friends.
GIIS Indore hosted a two-day Youth Medley that included a variety of competitions like futsal, interschool football event, solo singing, GIIS Master Chef, mime, dance, ramp walk, etc.
This event witnessed the participation of 20 different schools in different competitions which were judged by eminent judges in their area of specialisation. With an intent of bringing talents together, the Youth Medley helped to improve the skills of students from different schools and was a successful platform to showcase their talents.