School Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Trained coaches and instructors ensure that your child is well instructed in a host of extra-curricular activities (ECAs) at no extra cost. There are a wide range of sports activities to choose from:

  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Tae-Kwon-Do
  • Chess
  • Basketball
  • Karate
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Junior Athletics
  • Aerobics

(please note that the above-mentioned list is indicative)

 

Co-curricular Activities

The innate and developing talents of the child in a host of fine arts and performing arts activities is developed through the Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) programme, which is supervised by highly qualified instructors and artistes in the respective field. An indicative list is given below:

 

 

Performing Arts Programme

  • Hindustani Vocal Music
  • Carnatic Vocal Music
  • Bharatanatayam
  • Tabla
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard

Fine Arts Programme

  • Art & Craft: Doll Making & Bead Art, Origami & Clay Modelling (Lower Primary)
  • Art of Beading
  • Home Decor (Kolam/Rangoli & Cooking without fire)
  • Folk Painting (Warli and Madhubani Painting)
  • Ceramics and Clay Modelling
  • Single Stroke Flower Painting

Language Programme

  • Hindi for beginners
  • Mandarin for beginners
  • Japanese for beginners
  • Scrabble word building
  • Creative Writing

Science Clubs

  • Aryabhatta Club
  • Explorers Club
  • Bill Gates IT Club
  • Environment Club
  • Robotics Club

 

 

Field Trips

At GIIS we believe that students should be exposed to a variety of activities and field trips as it is very essential for the full development of a child's personality.

Students can improve their interaction skills with peers and seniors, organisational ability, observation, learn to be independent and imbibe invaluable insights into life around them. Fortunately, Singapore and its neighbouring countries offer a wide range of places suitable for educational and fun outings for students.

Our students are taken on educational trips to the Singapore Science Centre, Bird Park, Zoo, factory visits, and a wide range of exciting places.

 

 

Yoga

 

At GIIS, students are taught Yoga to help them relax and stay fit. Yoga helps them develop better body awareness, self-control, flexibility and coordination. Yoga has also been shown to help the hyperactive and attention-deficit child. These children crave movement and sensory/motor stimulus. Yoga helps channel these impulses in a positive way.

 

 

School Houses

The school organises various inter-house competitions. The fundamental objective is to develop team and individual skills, confidence, sportsmanship and explore talent among other things.

Competitions are held separately for junior and senior students. Students are encouraged to exhibit their talent in music, dance, cultural activities and sports. Events like Extempore Speech, Declamation, Recitation, What's the Good Word, Spelling Bee, Dumb Charades, etc. help them to become confident, learn the art of stage craft, assume responsibilities well and learn to cooperate.

The school also aims to inculcate better general and social awareness amongst the students through cultural programmes to celebrate international and Indian festivals and other special occasions.

 

All students, from Class 1 to 9, are allocated one of the four Houses:

  • Chrysanthemum
  • Hibiscus
  • Orchid
  • Sunflower

 

Counselling

The School Counsellor works with students, parents and teachers in a variety of ways. The counsellor provides support in the following manner:

  • Counselling students
  • Assisting parents or guardians make informed decisions about their child's education
  • Assessing students learning and behaviour
  • Assisting schools to identify and address disabilities that affect students learning
  • Liaising with other agencies concerned with the well-being of students

The school counsellor is a member of the school's student welfare and learning support teams. Only with the consent of parents, the counsellor will provide requisite information to teachers that will assist them meet the needs of the student in a better manner.