Spiritual Emphasis Week: Finding Identities in Christ

On September 6-7th, GSIS held this school year’s first Spiritual Emphasis Week, organized by the Frontline team. The theme of this Spiritual Emphasis Week was Identity in Christ. Lower and upper secondary students participated in spiritual and relationship-building activities such as water fights, performing workshops, homeroom activities, indoor gym games, and more.  Continue reading Spiritual Emphasis Week: Finding Identities in Christ

Fall Club Fair: A Fun Push for Extracurricular Engagement

On Wednesday, August 24th, GSIS held its first club fair to encourage lower and upper secondary students to participate in more student-led clubs this school year. At the fair, clubs, ranging from Model United Nations to guitar clubs, set up booths in the gym to promote themselves to potential new members. Continue reading Fall Club Fair: A Fun Push for Extracurricular Engagement

Saying Goodbye: What The Class of 2022 Has To Say

180 days a year, rain or shine, excited or exhausted, students make their way up the hill of GSIS’ entrance to start a brand new day. At the start of high school, the thought of walking through GSIS corridors for the final time seems distant and obscure— for our seniors, this is the reality they have to face. Continue reading Saying Goodbye: What The Class of 2022 Has To Say

South Korean ‘Hagwons’: Why are they so popular?

Most of us have heard of South Korean “academies”. In fact, it would not be a complete exaggeration to say that most Korean students have attended these institutes in some form. Commonly referred to as “hagwons,” these academies are deeply integrated into the lives of both students and their guardians. But why are hagwons so prevalent in Korea? And what are the effects of attendance on the students? Continue reading South Korean ‘Hagwons’: Why are they so popular?