The German International School in Chennai opened its boarding facility on Friday. The school which celebrated its fourth anniversary in the city has catering to expat students from a host of countries from around the world.
Speaking at the inaugural event, Melanie Rolf, Principal of the school announced its plans to provide two university entrance qualifications: the German international ‘Deutsch Internationale Abiturprüfung (DIAP)’ as well as the ‘A-Levels’.
The school is affiliated to some of the leading Universities in Germany, to develop a scientific transfer of theory and practice of teaching in class rooms. She said that the move is aimed at making the school up to date with in latest pedagogy from Germany.
As part of this affiliation, the GIS and the affiliated chairs will develop a specific programme for their current students and also later for graduates who will be trained in the school.
The programme inherits a fixed module, in which the students get certain tasks out of the daily teaching schedule at the school to work on. Apart from this, the students will also get a long-term internship as a part of their academic training to becoming a teacher.
Thomas Pallushek, Advisor to the German International School said that the school has trained over 72 junior teachers, 12 senior teachers, 16 executive teachers and three coaches.
At the event, former Director of School Education, Perumalsamy presented awards to dedicated teachers of the School for outstanding results.