As educators we get the opportunity to work with students and mentor them every single day. Sometimes we see the direct result of our impact on their lives, often times not. But when we do, there’s not a prouder moment. This is one of them.When I arrived at GSIS in 2009, Kylie was a little 3rd grader whom I noticed as a pretty good soccer player.
August Guest Artist on Campus: Professional Artist and Alumni Ryan Kim
GSIS Varsity, Junior Varsity and Elementary teams competed in the 2nd KAIAC Chess Tournament for the academic year 2016-17. A team of 19 GSIS students participated and gave the teams from KIS, BCC, DPCL, ICS-P, SFS, TCIS & YISS a tough time. After months of training, hard work and dedication to the game, Anish Roy, Grade 2, emerged as GSIS Elementary School's best player.
Do you know the Studio Ghibli? It is a well known Japanese animation film studio, where five of its films received Academy Award nominations in the United States. Their well known film Spirited Away won a Golden Bear in 2002 and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003. Totoro, a character from My Neighbour Totoro is the studio's mascot.
The small, but powerful, GSIS Forensics Team competed in two Speech Categories at YISS on Friday, October 14, 2016.
It would be an understatement to say that this weekend GSIS cleaned up in the sports scene. Whether it was the boys tennis defending their home, or the boys cross country team traveling all the way to Jeju, their performances were perfect leaving no doubt about the final results. Both teams had clean sweeps over their opponents!
GSIS Business Plan Team (FBLA Club) participated in the KAIAC Business Plan Competition held at KIS on Saturday, October 08, 2016. Teams from KIS, SIS, SFS, CI, CDS, YISS, APIS & TCIS participated in this competition. A new Business theme was given to make our Business plans on: "Assuming that North and South Korea will reunite in November 2016, create a business that would thrive in the context of social, cultural, economic, and educational changes." Each team was tasked with creating different business ideas. Team GSIS team presented a very unique business idea in the field of hospitality industry resulting in them being recognized as the "Most Creative Team" and being presented with this beautiful team trophy.
It was a picture perfect day for the GSIS community to come together to celebrate its 10th birthday. The event kicked off with students, faculty, staff and parents gathering in the outdoor ampitheatre for an opening prayer, cheers and a rousing birthday song offered to the Knights. Next the crowd gathered on the newly turfed soccer field where they formed the numeral "10" as they waited for the aerial drone to make a number of passes over the cheering crowd. And, as with any birthday celebration, cakes awaited the party goers at the end of the day . . . one that will be long remembered by everyone who loves GSIS. Video footage of the afternoon's activities will be coming soon!
What are the most memorable moments at GSIS? We are proud to share the Tenth Anniversary Yearbook with each of you.
As we get closer to the end of our academic year, I wanted to thank our students, parents, faculty and staff for what has been a wonderful year of learning for our students. In capturing the essence of our school year, once again we have compiled data and reports as evidence of what has occurred this year and the state of our school in the Annual Report that is attached. The 2016 Annual Report provides a synopsis of the progress GSIS has made over the past year and to celebrate the accomplishments.
On Tuesday, May 3rd, Mr. Lozano represented GSIS and the H3 Network (Korea's English Youth Ministry Network) at a Seoul Missions gathering which brought together over thirty Christian ministries for the purpose of fellowship and networking.
We are so proud of Erin Kim in Grade Two for her award in the Toyota Art Competition. She submitted her piece titled, "Present from the nature-fresh fruit Car!" and won third place overall. In addition to the trophy and certificate, Toyota also donated books to GSIS with a value of 1,000,000 KRW. We like to celebrate all of our student's work outside of the regular school day and support competitions in the local community.
GSIS's First Annual Leadership Summit was fantastic!!! Over 50 GSIS students invested a long Saturday to take initial steps towards developing a stronger school-wide leadership profile. Our training was based upon the Student Leadership Challenge curriculum which was developed over 30 years of research and is used by Cornell, Microsoft, Oregon University, and many other great institutions.
On February 2, six GSIS students performed in the KIMEA (Korea International Music Educators Association) Middle School Honor Band.
On Saturday December 12, Elementary Student Council (ESCA), visited Suwon Central Nursing Home. Students supported grannies and grandpas in traditional Korean Minhwa painting and celebrated the Christmas spirit by singing carols.
On October 18th, 32 parents, students, alumni and staff participated in the annual Seoul 10K Race. Thanks to the coordination of Ms. Mikki Yoon, the Knights had their own bright orange t-shirts with “GSIS ‘10’” on the back to demonstrate the number of years the school has been opened.
On September 15th at 6:30pm, our Secondary School Assistant Principal / DP Coordinator, Mr. Jeremy Thomas hosted all 10th grade students and parents for the DP Information Night.
GSIS Artists Win Excellence Award at the 2015 International Youth Open Art Competition for the Victims of Japanese Military 'Comfort Women' Sponsored by The Ministry of the Gender Equality and Family and Hosted by The Women's Human Rights Commission of Korea.
We are proud to congratulate the Class of 2015 on successfully completing their time at Gyeonggi Suwon International School!
Earlier this month, eleven students in the upper secondary school with their theater arts teacher, Ms. Erika Gilhus attend the Arts Society of International Students (ASIS) theater program held at Dwight School in Seoul. ASIS is a committee started by the international Dwight schools around the world for like-minded programs from different schools to join to gather in a celebration of the theater arts.
This year, the PTA sponsored another fantastic event celebrating the diversity of our school community at the 2015 International Festival.
GSIS Wins Platinum and Gold at the 2015 KAIAC Orchestra Festival
The 2015 Science Knights was held on February 24th.
Eunyoung Park '11 and Tracy Kim '11 visit Ms. Risa Kim's DP HL Fine Arts class to give their fellow Knights support and encouragement.
GSIS Wins Top Awards at the KAIAC Forensics Tournament
Below are upcoming events for November / December 2014. 11/12월 주요행사 하단 참조
Presenting our GSIS ES chess master, Iakov Oskin grade 5! Iakov won the prestigious KAIAC Chess Tournament organized by TCIS on November 15, 2014. He was un-defeatd in all 7 rounds of play and came out as the clear winner.
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team recieved tthe third place award during the KAIAC Business Plan Competition at KIS, Pangyo on November 1, 2014.
For the first time in our school's history, the GSIS boys varsity tennis team has won both the conference and tournament championships in their division.
On October 3rd 2014, GSIS held our first Open House. Dr. Harlan Lyso, the Interim Head of School greeted the participants with a video message.
Admissions representatives from twenty-one colleges from all over the US visited GSIS during our 2014 College Fair.
GSIS would like to invite those in our community for the first DP music recital of the year.
Auditions for "High School Musical" to begin this Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12th and 13th after school.
GSIS Wins Platinum and Gold at the 2013-2014 KAIAC Solo and Ensemble Music Festival
GSIS Mourns the Lives Lost in the Sewol Ferry Tragedy
Grade 10 Student Video Featured in Civic Mirror Website
On Thursday, April 17th, both the Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary Bands from GSIS attended the KAIAC/KIMEA Large Group Festival at Chadwick International School. Students prepared pieces to perform in front of a set of judges, who give comments and a rating (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze).
Celebrated Children's Author Rosemary Wells, Creator of the Max and Ruby Series, Visits GSIS on April 24th.
Action Day is a part of the culminating Exhibition project done by all fifth graders. They chose an important cause like preventing pollution, awareness for suicide, or awareness for animal cruelty and try to raise money for that cause. The students created games and sold food items to passersby from 12:30 to 2:00 pm on March 19th.
GSIS secondary students were in for quite a treat when they were surprised with homeroom assemblies led by Mr. Tony Vandermeer that included a special guest.
Grade four teacher Mr. Shane Ross was recently featured in IB Global News magazine. Mr. Ross shares his experience as an PYP teacher in South Korea.
Founded in 1921, the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) is an organization in the United Statses exclusively for high school and other secondary school publications - yearbooks, newspapers, magazines, broadcast programs, and online publications.
The GSIS Drama Department Presents, Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, Oklahoma!
On Friday, October 11th, 7 GSIS students traveled to SIS and competed in the first Forensics Speech and Debate Tournament of the year.
Grade 10 Diploma Programme Info Night Presentation
GSIS will be hosting a Classical Music Concert featuring world reknown Armenian musicians Armen Babakhanian, Aram Talalyan, and Julietta Vardanyan.
Dr. Harlan Lyso, the Interim Head of School will be greeting parents at Open House.
Peter Choi ('11) graduated GSIS with the inaugural class in 2011 after which he found himself at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. Peter always knew he wanted to major in international affairs when his future goals were forever shaped when he was in fifth grade.
GSIS Inducts its Second Class into the National Junior Honor Society
Congratulations to Mrs. Ji Jung Kim, PTA President for the 2013-2014 School Year
The 2012-2013 KAIAC Solo and Ensemble Music Festival was held this weekend at Asia Pacific International School (APSI) with over 120 students participating from different international schools all over Korea.
Girls Varsity Soccer, the Undisputed Champions of Division II with Tournament Win.
Congratulations to the boys and girls varsity soccer teams for their KAIAC Division II Conference Championships!
The GSIS Spring Musical Production of "Into the Woods" to Premiere this Week!
Gyeonggi Suwon International School secondary teacher, Mrs. Robin Montgomery, has been selected by Apple for the 2013 class of Apple Distinguished Educators.
Stephanie Gam (’12) was thirteen years old when she first thought of the idea of starting an online book review blog. She noticed when she was browsing sites online that there were several blogs dedicated to book reviews. Many were books that she had already read but more importantly, many of these blogs were authored by young adults and teens like herself. She began to wonder if she could write one herself. That idea was the seed that blossomed into the creation and evolution of her current blog, Books à al Mode.
Mr. Dwight Carlbolm Appointed as Acting Head of School
Stars and Stripes released their pick of their top 10 Boys and Girls Soccer teams in the pacific rim region among DOD schools and participating international schools.