The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a membership community committed to high quality international education.
As a global non-profit membership organisation, CIS provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals that share these labels:
- a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
- a commitment to high quality international education.
To achieve this goal, our members must infuse their programs and offerings with international and intercultural perspective. This will equip students to move forward with the attitudes and understanding that will provide them with a solid base wherever their studies or work may take them. Primary and secondary school members must further commit to undertaking an ongoing external quality assurance process to enhance student learning.
The CIS community includes 711 schools and 512 colleges and universities representing 112 countries.
The Preparatory Evaluation is the initial stage in the process of re-accrediting a school which currently holds accreditation.
The Preparatory Evaluation is of extreme importance to the whole Accreditation process and is carried out by two experienced evaluators; including a CIS School Support & Evaluation Officer.
In November 2017, GIHS successfully progressed through the Preparatory Evaluation stage of the re-accreditation process and onto the self-study stage.
The self-study stage is the most important and valuable stage of the accreditation cycle; it identifies the schools strengths, as well as areas for development and initiates actions to address them.
In October this year, GIHS will undergo the Team Evaluation stage; 12 peer evaluators will visit the school and observe GIHS in action and meet with students, parents, learning area teams and various leadership team members. The evaluation team are responsible for analysing all aspects of GIHS, considering the school’s Guiding Statement, the CIS school evaluation standards and our Self-study report.