The school buildings are open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. on most school days. Classes begin at 8:20 AM and end at 3:15 PM. The upper school (grades 7-12) have a late start–9:45 a.m. each Thursday.
Elementary students must be picked up by an authorized adult. Upper High School students are dismissed on their own, unless parents notify the school otherwise. Students participating in after school clubs will be the responsibility of the after school club teacher. When the club has ended, parents will need to pick their children up from that teacher.
GGIS students wear the school uniforms for all classes, including physical education. Much research has been done on the pros and cons of mandatory school uniforms. The overwhelming conclusion for private schools is that the pros far outweigh the cons. Here are some of the benefits to the climate of the school when uniforms are mandated.
Promotes a sense of belonging for students; Reduces tardiness; Students focus on school and not how they look; Creates a positive identity for the school community; Allows easier recognition of students inside the school and in the community; Reduces bullying; Improves student learning; Saves families money; Increases academic achievement; Promotes good behavior; Establishes an equal ground for students from all walks of life; Instills a sense of discipline.
JupiterGrades is a web-based grade book that enables students and parents to check their current grades and homework online anytime.
Teachers may post comments for individual students or for classes as a whole. The comments can be seen by parents and students so it is easy to stay up to date and informed. School communication via email keeps parents abreast of school related announcements and important information. Everyone has their own password, so grades are always private.
GGIS has samples of all uniform items on campus. You can schedule a time to try on the sample uniforms with Mrs. Liantu Zhao through Jupiter or at email@example.com (Upper School Receptionist).
Create your family account on Trutex’s European website: www.trutex.com/eu/. Do not create your account on the UK website.Enter our school code: LEA000108TFWhen you are logged in choose ‘My School’ from the top right corner menu, scroll down to see our uniform items, and place the items in your cart.For questions regarding orders and delivery, please email Trutex: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 20 808-8620.
If the uniforms are in stock then parents can expect uniforms to arrive within 3 weeks. If some pieces are not in stock then it may take up to 2 months to receive them.
In case your order does not arrive for the start of school your child may attend school wearing regular clothes similar to our uniform. In that case please write a note, to Ms. Liantu Zhao through Jupiter or at email@example.com in the Upper School (Upper school students, in this case please acquire a 'Uniform Pass' at the upper school reception desk.), or Ms. Hugi through Jupiter or at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Lower School.