Gabrielle Tan (centre) with her siblings who are also former GIS students.
What makes you happy?
Being able to work with my friends to make small yet meaningful differences on the lives of the less-fortunate community is an amazing opportunity I am so grateful to have. From Discovery Week trips to weekly Reach Out sessions, these programmes help us to become more aware of the world around us while providing a fun and fulfilling experience for us to relish.
What does GIS offer to bring out the best in you?
GIS offers countless opportunities for us to develop in and out of the classroom. The number of leadership opportunities and co-curricular activities available really caters to everyone’s interests and it is so easy to get involved, explore and find your passions, develop your skills or make an impact within the wider community. We have so many chances to take the lead, whether it be with our individual learning or outside of classes and during extracurricular activities – e.g. captaining a sports team.
What is the best part of studying in GIS?
For me, the best part of studying in GIS is the comfortable yet challenging classroom environment we are put in. There are always activities to stretch you out of your comfort zone while on the other hand, the support from teachers and friends alike is awesome. Revision and support sessions are regularly available so there really is not much to worry about and lots of time to learn.
Describe GIS in three words.
Enjoyable – I always have a lot of fun in school. There is so much to look forward to whether it be classes or events; Diverse – There are so many people from all over the world to meet and we are exposed to so many different cultures; Home – I’ve been at GIS since I was 8 years old and there isn’t another place I would rather be in.