Every space is considered a learning resource at MGIS, continual innovation and strategies to make optimal use of the available resources within the learners surroundings, technology, human resources etc make for a dynamic, modular use of every available space. Students and teachers use the classroom walls, floor, tables, display boards, as well as the cohort of multifunctional spaces such as the science labs, audio visual room, the editing studio, the performance space, the playground, the library, the garden, the lobby etc to suit the pedagogical and communication requirements of the project.
Many projects happen outside the classroom, in the corridors and the garden, the sports ground and the cafe…with learning spilling over into spaces that are relevant and conducive for the students’ learning.
Teachers also take their students on field trips to botanical gardens, the Traffic Park, the municipal authorities, the river bed to collect water and soil samples, the zoo, the heritage sites of Ahmedabad, outdoor educational excursions etc. The school also have tie ups with the British Council, Alliance Française, Goethe Institute, Centre for Environmental Education, Shreyas Foundation (the first Montessory school in India founded by Maria Montessori herself), Gujarat College, Kanoria Centre for the Arts and Darpana Academy of Arts where students access books, resources, attend workshops with international visiting faculty etc.
The school also has affiliations with other institutions to offer extended campus facilities to students. Students go to Community Science Centre to seek expert guidance and specialised equipment, Shreyas Foundation for swimming, Gujarat College ground and Decathlon ground for football, cricket and basketball matches, and Kanoria Centre for the Arts to use specialised art equipment.
MGIS has state of the art editing and recording studio facilities. We have a fully equipped IT lab and studio with high performance Apple computers, Final cut pro and other professional softwares, automatic scheduled back up hard disks (Drobo), iPads, Bose speakers, cameras and other professional audio-visual equipment.
The technical infrastructure available to students and teachers include –
▪ A projection room with surround sound system
▪ Canon EOS 7D (A digital SLR that captures HD video)
▪ Sony HD Movie Camera (A professional video cam)
▪ Zoom H4N4 Sound Recorder (A professional sound recording device)
▪ Boom (professional)
▪ 800w Mandarin Red Head Lights with filters (professional lights)
▪ Sennheiser Microphones and Headphones
▪ Canon Powershot G12 (A powerful photo camera)
▪ 40 Apple Computers
▪ Wifi enabled campus
Every year we invite international and Indian professionals in the field of media, film, radio, communication, theatre, dance, traditional arts and crafts, design, medicine, technology, engineering, business, music, mathematics, sciences, semiotics, literature etc. to offer lectures, workshops and hands on experience for our students.
The school building is essentially an old building donated by the Hirabhai Motilal family. There 12 classrooms, a very large library space, a fully equipped Audio-visual room and a sports ground. There are four laboratories: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and video-editing. There are three offices that include the coordinators office, one teacher room and one large covered space for workshops.There is also a cafeteria space where the students cook and as part of their projects. There are two toilet blocks: one for girls and one for boys. Both have Indian and western style cabinets.
List of resource spaces
• Performance Space
• Computer Lab
• Audio Visual Room
• Physics Lab
• Biology Lab
• Chemistry Lab
• Editing Studio
• Workshop Space
• Sports Ground