A sincere attempt has been made within the limited scope of a few pages of this website to furnish you with as much information as possible, concerning the academic entity, to enable you to take one of your most crucial decisions, the 'where', 'what' and 'how' of the academic career of your child, the impact of which would be nothing less than the destiny of an unknown future.
The Good Shepherd International School is primarily a national institution with international perspectives, holding secular and democratic values. We affirm our faith in the universal brotherhood of mankind, and the fatherhood of one God. The aim of the school is to develop the best that is latent in children, and to prepare them for the challenges of the changing world through the encouragement of self discipline, high intellectual achievements and physical fitness. The motto of the school is "Truth, Trust and Triumph". The school has built a tradition which incorporates in its milieu all that are universally good in thought, word and deed. The secular and ethical values are cherished, and an atmosphere prevails where every creed and faith is allowed to flourish. The students are educated in a way that permits them to grow up without inhibition and prejudice in any form.
The ideals enshrined in the constitution of the land are meticulously observed. To be precise, a deep sense of patriotism, loyalty to the motherland, values of all cultures and the need for practical ethics in public life are inculcated in them right from the time of their joining.
Education is a continuous process by which a generation is prepared for the future by being provided with as many opportunities as possible to develop every aspect of personality, in order to sustain the time-tested institutions which maintain law, order and harmony in the world.
The aim of this website is to convey as far as possible the essence of Good Shepherd International School, which pursues an academic procedure with a view to ensuring excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.
Every student receives individual and personal attention and the maximum comforts possible. It is our endeavor to make education a purposeful, meaningful and enjoyable experience.
The website may not give all the details of every academic activity at the school. This will be possible only if you pay a visit to both the campuses of the school, at Ootacamund and the school farm, at Gudalur.
"What an amazing welcome from Dr Thomas and the whole team of GSIS! Everything has been arranged to perfection and everyone has been so flexible. Thanking you for an amazing learning experience. Warm regards."
-- Mr. Regis Caudrillier, Visiting Team Member, IB Diploma Programme Evaluation 03 March 2017
“The experience of attending and speaking at the Investiture and Graduation Ceremony today is quite hard to express in words. The journey of Dr Thomas in bringing this remarkable school to its present milestone speaks volumes of his visionary ambition, unfettering spirit and the impeccable attention to detail. Thank you Dr Thomas and Mrs Thomas for welcoming me warmly to the GSIS family and I wish the school further heights and more accolades!"
-- Ms. Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director for South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations
"It was great to be here for the last 3 days representing IB for the evaluation visit. A great school with an amazing leader and genuine persons. A case study indeed. Cheers, way to go!"
-- Mr. Nandan Khale, Visiting Team leader, IB Diploma Programme Evaluation 03 March 2017
“It has been a great privilege to be asked to speak to the students of this remarkable school.”
-- Sir William Mark Tully, Former Bureau Chief of BBC
“Sheer delight and privilege to visit an educational institute of such high standard. Can be easily rated as the best in the country and one of the best globally. Thank you, Dr Thomas for this opportunity.”
-- Mr. Satnam Jit Singh, IFS (Retd)
“A very enlightening visit to one of the finest institutions. I have seen many but there is none other than GSIS. The facilities, the faculty and the atmosphere provide an excellent opportunity to provide the best of knowledge and beyond. And the GSMUN is an excellent idea, conducted professionally and proficiently.
Thank you for inviting us. Thank you Dr P C Thomas and Mrs Elsamma Thomas. Congratulations. All the very best and God bless!”
-- Mr. Madhusudan Ganapathi, IFS (Retd)