Global Indian International School Blog

    Why Communication Skills are important for Academic Success

    November 2, 2018

    Communication is complex and takes many forms. Students who master the subtleties of oral communication and non-verbal cues are better-prepared to articulate their ideas, show empathy toward others and constructively resolve a conflict. Compared to those who struggle to express themselves, effective communicators are more likely to succeed and...

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    Famous Singers and Actors Share Power of Music and Film to Uplift, Inspire and Connect

    October 31, 2018

    Why is the shared experience of listening to music so powerful? Music is a universal connector, bringing listeners together across languages, cultures, and traditions in a powerful, collaborative experience. Recent scientific research finds that music impacts the brain circuits involved in empathy and trust, increasing our willingness to...

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    Embracing the Art of Communication - The Need for Communication Skills

    October 28, 2018

    In a technology-driven society, opportunity is literally at our fingertips. Today's students are presented with endless opportunities to discover the world around them, with nothing more than a smartphone. Yet according to Forbes, many young graduates enter the workforce lacking some of the most basic life skills they will need to find success....

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    Smoothen the Transition of your child from India to Singapore

    October 23, 2018

    As adults, we know the benefits of living cross-culturally. Young people especially gain a global worldview, valuable language skills and the ability to create bridges between cultures.  In fact, 44% of children who grow up in cross-cultural settings earn a graduate degree by age 22, and most of them work in highly skilled professions such as...

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    Ten Tips for Life in Singapore

    October 22, 2018

    Fast-paced and cosmopolitan, Singapore is an exciting city in which to work and raise children. Many modern Indian families relish Singapore's thriving cultural milieu and robust economic scene. But as with any change, relocating to Singapore can prove stressful for children and teens unless everyone knows how to blend in.

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    How 21st Century Learning is Preparing Students to be Global Leaders

    October 19, 2018

    At Global Indian International School (GIIS) in Singapore, we understand that to be successful in today's diverse society, students need more than the traditional classroom experience. In addition to a solid foundation in mathematics, science and the humanities, we emphasise effective collaboration, healthy communication and core values.

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    How to communicate with the sullen/non-communicative teenager

    October 10, 2018

    Parents always fondly remember the time when their sons and daughters spoke to them incessantly when they were little. The children would habitually talk a lot, tell the parents about their day, about their friends and their school and play. Parents often the joy in such interactions, recalling the time when such chats were fun, informative as...

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    Inspiration Behind the GIIS SMART Campus at Punggol

    October 4, 2018

     

    In 2015, top teachers from GIIS Singapore were tapped to help provide input on how their dream school would appear. Ideas were discussed, solutions proposed and innovative approaches brought to the table. Architects from around the globe, including Australia, Japan, New York and Singapore, were then retained to bring those ideas to life. The...

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    Sport Stars Inspire GIIS Students with Messages of Perseverance, Dedication, Hard Work and Self-Confidence

    October 2, 2018

     

    "Don’t let anyone say you can’t do it.”

    That’s the message world-class tennis player Sania Mirza shared with GIIS students during a visit to the erstwhile Queenstown Campus as a part of the GIIS Leadership Lecture Series in December 2014. She is not the only one who has been to the GIIS campuses to encourage students to follow their passion...

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    From Schools to University - a Roadmap to success (Part II)

    September 28, 2018

    High school students, who are graduating school, are often bothered by thoughts on their future direction of studies. Last week, in the first part of this blog, we talked about how students can prepare for their future roadmap well in advance.  

    The first step for them was to understand their interests and their aptitude. We advised students to...

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