House System


 

The GMIS House System plays an important role in many aspects of GMIS school life. It provides identity within the school community and integration across year groups. It facilitates a wide range of extra-curricular activity and gives students greater opportunities for participation, leadership and competition.

 

Each House also has an individual ‘Vision’ which influences their extra-curricular activities.

 

  Kartini

: Helping to alleviate poverty in Denpasar

  Tolstoy

: Protecting S.E. Bali’s endangered environment

  Lincoln

: Highlighting teenage substance abuse in S.E. Bali

  Tagore

: Cleaning up local beaches


There are four Houses each with their own colour. All students wear their respective House T-shirts on sports and special activity days. The four Houses are:

Kartini Flag

Kartini House - Yellow


Named after Ibu Raden Ayu (Ajoe) Kartini, an Indonesian national heroine. Ibu Kartini is known as a pioneer in the area of women's rights in Indonesia and she is honored every year on Kartini Day (21 April). She elevated the status of women in Indonesia and was also a nationalist figure with new ideas who struggled on behalf of her people.

Tolstoy Flag

Tolstoy House - Red


Named after Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer and moral philosopher. As a writer of fiction, Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. As a moral philosopher, Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lincoln Flag

Lincoln House - Green


Named after Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States and an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery. Lincoln is usually seen as personifying classical values of honesty and integrity as well as respect for individual and minority rights, and human freedom in general.

Tagore Flag

Tagore House - Blue


Indian poet, philosopher, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer who tried to deepen mutual Indian and Western cultural understanding. He became Asia's first Nobel Laureate when he won the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature. Rabindranath Tagore founded Santiniketan, the school of his ideals, whose central premise was that learning in a natural environment would be more enjoyable and fruitful. After he received the Nobel Prize, the school gradually developed into an International University named Visva Bharati.