My early and post-graduate education outside India, helped me recognise the value of a diverse demographic and a global perspective early on. In 2003, my father, Mr. George M Thomas, established Trivandrum International School to offer holistic education of international standards in Kerala, pioneering the introduction of IB Primary Years, Diploma Programmes, and the IGCSE & A Levels from Cambridge in the region. We emphasise learning beyond the classroom to prepare students as global citizens, incorporating arts, sports, social service, leadership, and collaboration, supported by our global membership with Round Square and other international exchange programmes. We've fostered staff retention and empowerment, enhancing a collaborative and proud community.  Our journey in the field of education is recognised by awards including the ‘Education Excellence - Empowering India Awards 2024’ Jury Award for Special Needs, ranking as No. 6 in India and No. 1 in Kerala by EducationToday, and we are also shortlisted for the Tes Awards for International Schools 2024 in the Specialist Provision Provider category.