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GIS Stories | Students Insights | Elisa

GIS Stories - Student Elisa - 2017

For Elisa, GIS Year 13, 2017 cohort, the 3 words to describe GIS are “Welcoming, Challenging, Nurturing”. Elisa will be going to Cambridge University after completion of her A-Level at GIS.
Check out the video below to find out more about how Garden International School brings out the best in her and what “We Are GIS” means to her.


“My name is Elisa. I’ve been at GIS for nine years and I will be going to the University of Cambridge”.

What opportunities that Garden International School has offered to bring out the best in you?
So over the past nine years there have been numerous opportunities. Last year I was part of the year 12 student leadership team within the learning strand, and I felt that our team had a lot of control and involvement in terms of developing learning within GIS besides the student leadership opportunities, I have also been involved with KLMUN which is GIS’ annual modern United Nations conference. This year I was head of the press team and that experience has taught me a lot in terms of responsibilities and management

Share with us your biggest achievement in life so far.
Well I think I would have to say getting into the University of Cambridge was up there because it was a long a strenuous process and I didn’t have my hopes up particularly high but I am pleased that the outcome I receive was the outcome I wanted to receive.

Describe how Garden International School teachers have supported your learning.
In general I think the teachers in GIS have the ability to encourage you to strive for better whilst at the same time having your best interest at heart they have mastered that balance between pushing you and challenging you whilst caring for your well-being.

What is the best part of studying in Garden International School?
Coming to GIS is a very immersive experience and I think that to me coming to GIS is like coming to my second home like I have so many memories here I have so many close friends here and it just it’s such a positive empowering community to be part of that you can is really hard to dislike coming to school.

What 3 words would you use to describe the school?
Welcoming, challenging and nurturing

What does “we are GIS” mean to you?
It means that we are a community and as a community we experiment we evaluate we learn from each other’s failures and build upon each other’s successes and we are a community that strives to always improve and be the best.

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