To have a deeper understanding of curriculum of other schools and also to have cultural engagement in structured school setting, the school has started conducting International Exchange Programs annually. The exchange programs conducted in academic year 2016- 17 were with the prestigious school in Australia and Bhutan. School will have such programs with other countries in future also.
A student exchange programme between GFS and Shenton College, Perth was organized in the month of December 2017. A team comprising of 17 students and 4 teacher escorts made their way to the ‘Land of Kangaroos’ , all set to explore the Australian city. It provided select students the opportunity to gain a hands-on experience of international tourism. It also allowed them an insight into the education system of a foreign country, as well as, exposure to their distinctive culture and way of life.
The students of GFS attended various classes at the Australian school and also participated in various activities that facilitated cultural exchange. The staff and students of GFS and the host school established a good rapport and created relationships for a lifetime to cherish.
Students had the opportunity to travel to Bhutan and experience the Himalayan nations commitment to “Gross National Happiness.”
Principal Mr. Sonam Choggyel and the host students of Gongzim Ugyen Dorji Central School which is the first modern school of Bhutan, gave a warm welcome to the GFS team.
The highlight of the exchange programme was the Dinner hosted by the Hon’ble District Governor Mr. KinZang Dorji representative of his Majesty the King. The students exchange programme culminated with a cultural function by the host and the guest teams of representation of Thangka, Buddhist Scroll Painting by the district education officer Mr. Temba.