Indian School of Excellence celebrated the International Yoga Day on 21st June, to bring peace, harmony, happiness and success to every soul present. The celebration was held in the school amphitheatre. Students of grade I – VIII along with teachers and parents performed yoga between 8.15 a.m. to 8.45 a.m. The participation of the parents was indeed inspiring to one and all. Different yoga postures like Tadasana, Vrukshasana, Padasthasana, Ardhachakrasana, Dandasana, Janushirasasana, Vajrasana were performed under the guidance of our Physical Education Trainer. We also took this gathering as an opportunity to celebrate Fathers’ Day. The fathers were given a pleasant surprise by their children who presented them with a handmade card wishing; ‘A Happy Fathers’ Day.’ As the world celebrates World Music Day on 21st of June every year, we also took the gathering as an opportunity to have our school choir present a song which was dedicated to all the fathers across the world.
This joyous and memorable event was followed by the school assembly. The celebrations were concluded after the delivery of vote of thanks by Ms Janani Manu, the Academic coordinator of the school and singing of the National Anthem.
Teacher's Induction Program
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” –
-Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada
The induction program has begun for the teachers. The main objectives of the program being,
- Familiarize the teachers with school policies and practices.
- Providing an opportunity for the teachers to analyse and reflect on their teaching along with coaching from veteran educators.
- Motivation Is Education.
- Instructional Aids.
- Education on human values.
- Activities integrated in pre-primary curriculum.
are being covered through the two weeks induction schedule. We are planning for more valuable workshops in the months to come which in turn enhances their teaching skills.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”
-William Butler Yeats
Ready with Red
The Pre Primary Wing of ISE conducted ‘Ready with Red’ activity on 3 Aug , 2018 to introduce children into the mesmerizing realm of colours. The shades of red made our tiny tots feel bright, lively and cheerful.
Colours are indeed the smiles of nature….. The ‘Red Day’ celebration was a wonderful learning activity which helped children to sort and classify objects based on colours there by reinforcing cognitive skills.
It was a scintillating day with innocent faces gleaming and reflecting brightness, joy, love and happiness.
On the 13th of July, Indian School of Excellence got a chance to witness it’s first ever Investiture Ceremony, where the newly elected representatives were sworn in.
The members received their badges from the Chief Guest. Wing Commander Dr. Nagasubramaniam Sir and Director Ms.T.R. Bhanuprabha. The Chief Guest gave a wonderful speech on the duties and responsibilities of the chosen leaders. The members of the student council did a crisp march past led by the Head boy and Head girl.
Director Ms.T.R. Bhanuprabha addressed the gathering and inspired the students with her words of encouragement. The members were sworn in by the Vice Principal of the school. Mrs. Shakuntala Bhandarkar and were given their badges.
The band team presented a wonderful show. It was a proud moment for the school. The ceremony was concluded with the Vote of thanks by Cyril Jacob the School Head boy.
The colour blue is associated with calmness, strength, friendship and serenity.
All the tiny tots came dressed in different shades of blue on Friday 10 Aug. The classrooms were decorated with blue duppatas and children were introduced to different shades of blue.
The little ones participated in some vibrant art n craft activities like sponge dabbing, thumb printing and making collages.
The 72nd Independence Day celebrations held at ISE, on 15th Aug 2018 was a memorable event. The chief guest Major General Prakash, encouraged the children and appreciated their sincere efforts. The Guest of Honor – Dr.Chhaya Bhargava from the school advisory board also graced the occasion. The program started with the Guard of Honor led by the student council and the school band. The National Flag was hoisted by the Chief guest and the guest of honor along with the school Director T. R. Bhanu Prabha.
The First graders represented the different states in their colorful costumes, and a tableau was presented by the students. The second and fourth graders performed to the tunes of Vande Matram and Sare Jahan se acha. The third graders rendered a patriotic Hindi poem to remind the audience, of the sacrifices of our armed forces. It was heartening to see children apply themselves with zeal and zest to the Independence Day celebrations. The participants left the audience spell bound with their performances and reinforced them with patriotic fervor.
“Our budding Chef’s”
Today our kitchen was our learning lab. Children from Prep 1,2&3 had brought their favourite fruits. There was a lot of enthusiasm to take part in the activity. They used all their senses to examine the different fruits, their texture, taste, colour and smell. Children learnt about hygiene and cleanliness. The importance of having fruits and how it helps us in keeping good health. With the help of teachers the fruit salad was prepared and served to all the tiny tots, teachers and our housekeeping.
The value of “Sharing is Caring” was highlighted through this activity.
MG Active Farm: A Day to be cherished
“It really connected us to farm life and farm activities of a farmer” – Dishamrutha Rajpurohit, Grade V.
“Then came the exciting part. We all went for a tractor ride. We had a good ride.” – Celine Jacob, Grade V.
“We also saw the cocoons of a silk worm and also enjoyed learning how to make a brick, then we had our lunch and enjoyed the dance party.” – Umang Grade VII
Dry Leaf Competition
Design from dry leaves competition was held at ISE on 12th September 2018. The students were asked to collect different kinds of dry leaves and had to imagine some different designs and create unique pictures.
Navaratri is the celebration of the ‘Shakti’ in us. A special assembly was hosted where in the girls of grade 4 to 8 danced to the spirit of the festival. It was followed by Ms Janani Manu, the coordinator, who spoke about the significance of Dusshera. A sloka chanting session on Goddess Durga was conducted by Ms Jwalamalini. Apart from this, the 4 house boards were also beautifully decked up for the festive season. Keeping to the tradition of “Navratri golu” a doll exhibition was out on display at the Preprimary wing.
Pragathi- Parents Teachers forum (First term,2018)
The parents came in promptly to meet the facilitators and discussed their wards achievements. To enable healthy growth of the child, the areas of improvement of the child were also explained to the parents.
The students of Grade 1 to 8 had a short display of concepts they had learnt during the term.
Also, the sports instructor from BFLA, music instructor from FSM and theatre instructor from Utsaah (The Spirit of Learning) were present in the campus to interact with the parents.
Mid Term Teacher’s training program
Ms. Manjula, coordinator and facilitator, interacted and shared her experiences with the ISE team on Tuesday 9th Oct 2018. It was an informative program, well appreciated by all the teachers.
On 10th Oct 2018, Dr Chhaya Bhargava, the founder of Laksh Academy gave a presentation to the teachers on handling classroom situations and techniques to keep the students motivated.
The teachers learnt a lot from the two stalwarts and were inspired to step up their performance.
In addition to that, on 11th Oct 2018, Ms. Neeta Bhanot, the resource person for art and craft at ISE conducted workshop for our teachers on paper craft and model making.