We empower our diverse and inclusive community to take responsibility for creating a sustainable and peaceful world.
GIS is a caring and vibrant international community of happy and passionate lifelong learners. We strive for excellence through our core values; overcoming challenges, nurturing our own and each other’s potential and celebrating success.
Our Core Values
At GIS we believe that school life is about much more than just academic success, becoming a well-rounded individual is important too. Our values are the underlying principles and beliefs that guide our actions and form the basis of our rewards system at GIS.
1. Digital Citizenship
Using digital technology appropriately and responsibly in a way that respects the rights and feelings of yourself and others.
2. Global citizenship
At GIS we embrace our internationalism by respecting and celebrating each other's culture whilst seeing ourselves as part of the world community. We are committed to contributing to global development by acting responsibly, promoting values and ethos which encourage a lifestyle that supports sustainable global development.
3. Intercultural learning
We aim to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions that allow all members of our community to live and learn successfully together whilst at GIS and in the world beyond.
- facilitates appreciation and respect for our own and others’ cultural perspectives, practices and beliefs,
- encourages us to challenge stereotypes, bigotry and ignorance, and
- equips us to enquire appropriately as we seek to better understand the world around us.
4. Mental health and well-being
Mental health and emotional wellbeing is everyone’s responsibility. By educating students, staff and parents about the issues surrounding mental health, we promote awareness and understanding, so that students will develop the skills and attitudes to cope with challenges at school and beyond.
5. High quality learning
High-Quality Learning takes place in a caring, inclusive environment where students have high expectations of their learning and understand how to succeed. Well-planned learning opportunities inspire students to engage, collaborate and reflect on meaningful feedback. Students develop their critical and creative thinking skills, challenging themselves to become independent lifelong learners.
We take responsibility for our own thoughts and actions.
We are curious and show independence in learning
We explore concepts, ideas, and issues.
We use initiative in applying thinking skills to make reasoned decisions.
We understand the importance of personal well-being.
We show empathy, kindness, compassion, and respect.
We keep trying and don't get disheartened.
We approach uncertainty with courage.
We understand and use various ways to communicate.
We are open to perspectives,
values and traditions
We act with integrity and honesty.
We give thoughtful consideration to our own learning.