Dear GIS Team!
When we shifted to Bangalore in 2019, the biggest challenge in front of us was identifying a good school for Shlok. Considering that he was in his formative years it was very important to have a school which ticks every parameter in terms of safety / curriculum / teaching staff and Co-curricular activities.
When we visited Gopalan International school for first time, at first glance it self we knew that this the school that we were looking for. Entire staff, be it teachers / academic coordinator/ principal/admin dept. / housekeeping , everyone immediately made us feel at home and gave a sense comfort and confidence. Looking back at that decision to enroll Shlok in GIS, 2 years down the line feels like one of the best decisions we had taken. Shlok was very happy to be in his school from Day 1 and loved his school and teacher.
2020 came with lot of new challenges and unprecedented times that none of us had experience earlier in our lifetime. Even in such difficult situation you folks at GIS made things look so simple for students. The entire transition from Offline methodology to online teaching techniques were very smooth. Be it adaption of smart online platform like MS teams or using pupil pod app for day to day communication, the GIS team has been very proactive in their approach. Few steps taken by the GIS team to roll back Fee increase or provide additional time for fee payment went a long way in bring a sense of comfort in the entire parenting community.
The entire credit goes to the management and teaching staff of GIS. The continuous Guidance and support provided by Hon. Principal Sita Ma’am and Primary School Coordinator Sharmila Ma’am made things easy. Various initiatives like Quizaders / Genius sessions / Xtravaganza 20-21 ensured that kids are feeling inclusive and not missing their offline school.
Special mention and thanks to Rashmi Telang mam. Initiatives like Magical Book Journey / Special Assembly sessions went a long in making this virtual journey more interesting and enjoyable for every child in the class. Kudos and gratitude to entire teaching staff for Grade 2 (Sandhya Ma’am / Meenakshi Ma’am / Gayathri Ma’am / Shilpi Ma’am / Latha Ma’am / Nagarathna Ma’am / Shivkumar sir/Sujaya Ma’am/ Sharath Sir/ Sivaraj Sir/ Neville Sir) for their efforts and patience during the online sessions and being approachable all the time.
Thanks once again to the entire GIS team for helping the kids and parents in navigating a difficult 2020 with such ease!
Sonal & Sandesh Deorukhkar
Parents of Shlok Deorukhkar of Grade 2 F