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 6th GEM is Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
Student Leadership Summit
The school auditorium reverberated with patriotic fervour as the school celebrated India’s 68th Republic Day. A special assembly was conducted to commemorate this special day. The students of Class 8 brought the stage alive with their passion and love for the motherland through a variety programme. A speech in Hindi focussed on the importance of Republic day. This day also saw the launch of the first Leadership Summit and presentations on varied topics like tolerance, global warming, new methods in teaching Arabic, from traditional to modern methods, and the best practices in school.
Space research achievements
Students and teachers of GIIS Tokyo Campus celebrated the world record set by The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) through the successful launch of 104 satellites. A special assembly was held to showcase the record satellite launch by the organisation. Students were shown speeches and videos in the special morning assembly.
Inauguration of co-op club
GIIS East Coast Co-op Club was formed in collaboration with Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF). The objective of the club is to nurture young minds into entrepreneurs of tomorrow with a social cause. Club activities are offered to senior students in the school, allowing them to pursue their interests outside of academics while they engage in meaningful activities and build positive relationships.
Student Council Investiture
New student leaders of GIIS East Coast were sworn in at the Investiture Ceremony and were honoured with their titles. The students were felicitated for their achievements in the previous year and those who put up 100% attendance for the session 2015-16 were recognised. The Investiture Ceremony 2016 officially commenced, with the distribution of badges, sashes and certificates. Proud parents were invited on stage and, with great honour, pinned the badges on their wards. The Senior Head Girl and Head Boy delivered their speeches, providing a glimpse of how they wish to fulfill their responsibilities for the coming term.
Real World Challenges Convention
500 participants from the eight campuses of Global Indian International School participated in RWCC. It aimed to bring together schools from Singapore and other Asian countries to celebrate the theme of Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship and sustain the same in teaching and learning.
Ride for women empowerment
The Biker Queens were a part of our Leadership Lecture Series. These four women have created history by riding across ten Southeast Asian countries on their KTM Duke 390 bikes and travelled more than 10,000 kilometres in a mere 40 days. The students of GIIS Kuala Lumpur Campus and the Singapore East Coast Campus also had the pleasure to welcome the Biker Queens. They spoke to students about the cause of their journey, the problems they faced along the way and showed the students that women are capable of taking on even the impossible.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
South Asian Diaspora Convention
For the third consecutive year, students from GIIS Queenstown and East Coast campuses were given the incredible opportunity of attending the South Asian Diaspora Convention (SADC), which was held at Raffles City Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, the convention was graced by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was also the Guest of Honour for the event. Over two days of intense discussions, debates and networking, students were exposed to the depth of regional politics. Between panel discussions and keynote speeches, students networked with national politicians and also interacted with Polytechnic students studying International Business and Relations.
The new Student Council was sworn in at this solemn ceremony with a sense of duty and achievement surging in their hearts. The office bearers received their badges from their parents. It was indeed a defining moment for the new leaders and their parents.
Budding entrepreneurs at the winter carnival
Bringing festivities to the campus, GIIS Noida students, teachers and staff members soaked in the joyous celebrations of Christmas and New Year. Promoting entrepreneurial skills among students, GIIS hosted its 4th annual Winter Carnival within the school premises with great fun and gaiety. The carnival was all about our budding entrepreneurs who had set-up small businesses in the form of stalls ranging from fun-filled game stalls and delicious eateries.
Students from the Art and Craft Club had put up handmade paintings, cards, handkerchiefs, etc. which were sold out in no time! Eco Club on the other hand had put up a stall of handmade soaps and jewellery (made through paper quilling) and using natural ingredients like glycerine, rose water to manufacture skin-friendly soaps. Funds collected through the carnival went to an NGO that supports the welfare of underprivileged children, staying true to our belief where sharing is caring.
Beautiful jewellery using paper quilling
India as a country requires cutting-edge thinkers and innovators and thus entrepreneurship learning has formed the very basis of business and economic education at GIIS Indore. Having students work in groups to come up with great business ideas is what we teach our students from the beginning. The idea is to think creatively for the betterment of the society. Providing a perfect platform to gain entrepreneurial and managerial skills at school level, our students took up an entrepreneurship challenge during which they prepared beautiful jewellery pieces using paper quilling technique. Students put up stalls displaying their works to parents present at the event.