Since GAI is fully committed to quality education, it has therefore vowed to furnish all aspects and features that will help attain such goal. Besides our very effective curriculum and qualified faculty members, we are adamant about all other necessities that will make our educational mission possible. We are firm believers that a healthy environment is pretty much conducive to faster and better learning.
When taking a tour around our classes, one will notice how corridors walls, doors, and classroom walls are invested in as very efficient and effective learning tools. Encouraged and coached by their teachers, students personalize their classroom doors by selecting a name that represents them collectively thus fostering belonging and as sense of teamwork among students. Similarly, classroom walls are customized in an informative fashion that combines education, entertainment, celebration of students’ achievements and art. These walls are given a voice when each is assigned a role in reminding students of key concepts in the subjects they are studying and showing them how creative they are in creating an archive of information so artistically. In some other classes, especially in upper classes, some walls are turned into positive emotional bank accounts in that corner titled “Celebrating Our Success.” It is in that corner, students feel free to post whatever echoes their successes and achievements back to them. This reminder might be a picture, a certificate of achievement, a picture of a trophy or a simple slip of paper torn out of a test paper with a positive teacher’s comment on it. With this, the classroom is turned into a family room where students can more easily bond with each other and share their moments of pride and victory. Upon entering the school, a visitor, or a parent might stop by that gigantic bulletin board to have a heartwarming look at his son’s or daughter’s name listed on the honor lists posted there. Our newsletter is another source of learning, positivity, and teamwork. It is the offspring of a collaborative among students who are guided by coaching teachers. The newsletter constitutes an archive of edutainment where students can learn with fun and also serves as a memorial of their achievement throughout the scholastic year.
The school’s resources such as the library, the labs, the teaching equipment namely the overhead projector and LCD projector come together to consolidate the learning environment and fulfill another part of our vision which “ maximize the technological orientation across the whole curriculum.”
Our classrooms are very well ventilated and lit. In order to ensure their durability, the school has hired resident technicians and maintenance personnel to constantly double- check the ventilation and lighting system at school and keep them appropriately maintained. They make sure minor technical lapse or problem does not come in the way of student learning and their academic achievement. In addition, GAI is adequately furnished in a manner that provides for the students safety and comfort. For example, Desks and chairs are age appropriate. Also white boards are always maintained and replaced as they are considered a very effective visual aid and learning tool.