About GIS

Shared Purpose. A Team Blending Chinese and International Expertise

School Director:  Matthew Cox

Senior Consultant:  Susan Smith

Welcome from the School Director

Our aspiration as educators is to enable every individual to flourish; intellectually, physically and spiritually, and to grow in self-awareness and confidence. Every child is unique and we value and celebrate many diverse talents.

In a genuinely bi-lingual classroom that promotes active learning and inquiry, our students have the opportunity to explore and develop their place in life. That place is made meaningful in relationship to others, within a mutually supportive local and international community.

There is no magic recipe for a happy school, although the many smiles, the shared laughter, the daily triumphs and small acts of consideration certainly enrich us all. Difficulties and challenges there will certainly be, but the way in which we respond to such situations, both individually and together, is what breeds maturity and resilience. At Garden International School, we believe in young people and in their enormous potential. We will grow together, and to continually improve what we do, so as to give GIS children the very best and most positive start in life.