Good Shepherd International School, Ooty
|Good Shephered International School|
Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
|Type||Private, fully residential|
|Motto||'Truth, Trust, Triumph|
|Founder and Principal||Dr. P.C. Thomas|
|Number of students||850|
Good Shepherd International School (GSIS) is a full-time residential school, founded in 1977, located at Ootacamund (Ooty), in Nilgiris, India on a 140-acre campus. Facilities on the campus include classrooms and laboratory blocks, two lecture theatres, two indoor sports complexes, rifle ranges, fields and courts for tennis, golf, volleyball, basketball, squash, hockey, cricket and association football. There are stables and equestrian facilities, two swimming pools, and a medical centre.
10th grade students take the ICSE, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Grades up to X). A science course and a commerce course are offered. The science course requires the following subjects to be taken: Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Education, Indian History, an Indian language (Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam). A foreign language is not available at the school in this curriculum.
The IGCSE, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Grades IX to X) is offered to all students seeking future international education, and is available with two options; the Science section and the Commerce section. The subjects offered at the science section are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, English Language & Composition, Second Language (French, Thai, or Hindi), and an additional subject (English Literature, Geography, or Business Studies)
The school also offers the Cambridge International Primary Programme at Primary School (Classes up to VI), the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme at Middle School and the IGCSE Curriculum of the Cambridge International Examinations (classes 4 to 10) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (classes 11 and 12).
The school include horse riding, football (soccer), basketball, tennis, swimming, water polo, cricket, volleyball, hockey, table tennis, badminton, squash, and golf. Students are required to take part in sports. Performing arts include Western and Indian music, brass and pipe bands, choirs, solo singing, and traditional and modern instruments. Every year at the Founder's Day ceremony students perform dances and shows. Outward bound offered are camping, trekking, and mountaineering All grades have a week of mountaineering activities. The school takes part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
The school has a unit of the Sea Cadet Corps, and is a registered centre of NASA for field study and leadership training. 65 students go every year to the NASA Space Center, Huntsville, Alabama, United States.
The school is a recognized examination centre for the Trinity College of Music. Trinity Guildhall offers a range of grade examinations for all instruments and voice across nine levels from Initial to Grade 8 and beyond. Students choose from instruments like the piano, violin, keyboard, guitar, recorder, drum kit, snare drum, saxophone, trumpet, flute, xylophone, baritone, euphonium, etc., for the TCL Practical Examinations. All high school and middle school students are required to take the Theory Music Exams.
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- Radhakrishnan, D. (October 30, 2011). "School in Ooty simulates United Nations Assembly". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-03-06.
- "Ooty students head for space camp in the U.S.". The Hindu. Jun 6, 2010. Retrieved 2014-03-06.