Each student of the school is a member of one of the four Houses, i.e., Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The House System is an integral part of public schools, and helps in co-ordinating various activities in corporate life, and leads to the building up of a esprit de corps and camaraderie of a lasting nature among students. Each House is placed under a House Master and a House Mistress who are directly responsible for the discipline and general well-being of the members of the House.
They are assisted in their tasks by a team of tutors and Dorm Parents, the latter attending to the material administration of the dormitory. Dormitory Nurses, with special aptitude for looking after even very young children, have been employed so that the personal needs of these children are carefully attended to. Regular Inter-House competitions are held throughout the year in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which foster healthy competitive spirit. The House vies with one another to keep the house flag aloft and win the coveted Cock-House trophy.
The Prefectorial System forms the backbone of life in a public school. The initiative and capabilities of individual students are continuously observed and those with inherent or cultivated leadership qualities are selected to the Prefects’ Council. The students’ affairs are managed by this Council, headed by the School Captain and the Head Girl. At the house level, the House Master and Mistress and student advisors assisted by senior students, who are selected as House Captains and Prefects, manage the activities of the Houses.
The Prefects’ Council is encouraged to manage its affairs independently, under the guidance of the staff members. While the School Captain and Head Girl serve as the link between the school authorities and the student community, the House Captains serve as the link between the House Masters/Mistress and the members of the house.
"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)