Holistic Education

Our signature Nine Gems™ educational framework is based on one foundational concept: the importance of providing a rounded education to students. This dynamic, holistic approach is interwoven throughout everything we do at GIIS.

Students are continually evolving, as are their learning needs. But this growth is far from limited to academics. In fact, the GIIS curriculum ensures that our students develop into well-rounded individuals -- mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally. Indeed, tomorrow’s leaders require a 21st century skill set which isn’t found in the average classroom. Not only do we nurture the acquisition and development of these skills, but we do so in an age-appropriate manner resulting in an optimal learning balance.

In their earlier years at GIIS, our students are taught the importance of academic excellence while simultaneously learning universal values, ethics, discipline, creativity, and personality development which stay with them during their academic years and continue throughout life. In secondary and high school, meanwhile, the GIIS curricula prioritises academic achievement, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills along with key competencies for vocational and career progression.

The integration of formal and informal learning opportunities are designed to give students more than just classroom knowledge, but also the tools to apply this knowledge in the real world. Critical thinking, interdisciplinary thinking, problem solving, and conflict resolution are all part of the “big picture” of a holistic education. The experience is further enriched through the International Knowledge Exchange Programme during which students interact with other students and teachers at our global campuses via web-conferencing.

Another innate attribute of the holistic approach? Each student’s experience is tailored to meet his/her individual preferences and capabilities. Parents are also welcomed into the process; thanks to the GIIS Child Learning Tracker web portal and the myGIIS tablet app which helps them stay apprised of their child’s progress throughout the comprehensive learning process, while also having the opportunity to interact online with GIIS teachers, administrators and students.

Each of these components is recognised as a “best practice,” when it comes to empowering today’s students into tomorrow's leaders. Although, the Nine Gems™ are about far more than best practices.

In fact, we find that the results of our Nine Gems™ methodology are much more than the sum of their parts. Students don’t just learn to meet classroom challenges, but also to the challenges of life. And at a time where so many challenges and opportunities lie ahead, this holistic approach positions our students to confidently think, lead, and innovate as contributing global citizens.


Holistic Educational Approach

Our signature Nine Gems™ educational framework is based on one foundational concept: the importance of providing a rounded education to students. This dynamic, holistic approach is interwoven throughout everything we do at GIIS.

Academic Excellence

Personality Development

Universal Values & Ethics

Sports Excellence

Creativity & Innovation

Community & Care

Visual & Performing Arts

Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Skill Development