A teacher’s day starts with the alarm chiming early in the morning. She shuts it down so that it does not jostle other family members fast asleep beneath warm comforters. She has a lot to accomplish before getting ready for school – it begins with collecting the newspaper and milk from the doorstep, making breakfast and lunch for the entire family and scrubbing the kitchen platform clean before gulping down some coffee and cold breakfast. Continue reading
We all uphold certain moral values in life, don’t we? Although we belong to different countries, states and regions, represent diverse cultures and religions, fundamentally we believe in many principles of life that are very similar in nature; like, brotherhood, kindness, sincerity, honesty and integrity etc. And if we look back, these values, deeply rooted within us, were sowed when we were children. And the values we cherish the most were taught through stories. Continue reading
Sipping a large Starbucks Coffee at Heathrow airport, I am thrilled that I have a five hour halt before I board my next flight to Washington DC. While most people would shop at Duty Free stores or window shop at designer outlets, I prefer to ‘People Gaze’. The farewells and the welcomes, the rushes and the waits have provided me with mesmerizing opportunities to study people and behaviors. Continue reading
Carbohydrate + Vitamins = Healthy Children & Care + Love = Happy Children
Just like the way nutrients like Carbohydrates, Vitamins, Calcium, Iron, Fat, Proteins and Minerals are important for the healthy physical growth of children, many essential nutrients like Care, Affection, Trust, Support, Love, Endurance and Kindness are essential for the development of ‘Happy children‘. Continue reading
I believe that we teachers live in the most exciting of times EVER. From lesson plans to content and the way we transact the same in the classroom can be different for every section and for every class that we teach. My teachers however had to depend on a few books and their notes which were handed down from generation to generation. Continue reading
10 Major Events in 2014
Its been a great year for School of India. Here's some glimpses of major events in 2014. Special thanks to all School of India Teachers, Support staff, Students and Parents for their contributions to achieve our vision of creating tomorrow's global citizens with Indian values.
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The first investiture ceremony of School Of India for the session 2014-15 was held on 4.07.2014. Many dignitaries from the School Management graced the occasion. The newly appointed leaders had turned out immaculately dressed in their school uniform. The proud parents had tears of joy in their eyes when they saw their children receiving flags and badges on the stage. School Of India now has a 22 member student council. The young leaders promised to discharge their duties to the best of their abilities and take their alma mater to greater heights of excellence.
The students of School of India planted a variety of saplings to foster the spirit of oneness and express their gratitude towards mother nature.
Trees have long served humanity in one form or the other. On the other hand humans have only threatened their very existence. Now it is our turn to reverse the damage that we have caused and restore the balance between nature and man; and the first step towards this change is to plant trees. So let us all welcome the monsoons by planting a tree during Van Mahostava and nurturing the ones that are already standing tall. The history of the Van Mahostava plantation drive, which is purely an Indian festival for Nature, goes back to the time of Independence of our nation. The first such festival took place even before its formal announcement and a flourishing tree plantation drive was undertaken in Delhi in July 1947. Leaders like Dr.Rajendra Prasad and Jawaharlal Nehru had participated in that festival. The festival was simultaneously celebrated in a number of states in India. Since then, thousands of saplings of diverse species are planted with enthusiastic participation of the locals and various agencies like the Forest department.
The first week of July gives us the opportunity to fulfil our duty towards the environment and trees, on which all of us and our coming generation depends. In the words of John Milton, “Accuse not nature, it hath done her part, do thou but thine”.
Over the years, the saplings will be nurtured to grow into beautiful trees in our campus, just like the students who planted them today will be nurtured to grow into responsible and loving citizens of our Motherland.
Students of class I to VI were taken for a field trip by the school to the Nehru Planetarium on 23.09.2014. It was an informative & enjoyable experience forthem
4. PARENTS' DAY
Proud Parents’ Day was celebrated for the parents of kindergarten children on Saturday 20.09.2014. All the parents enjoyed the function.They were proud to see their wards performing beautifully. They participated very enthusiastically in the parent-child activity and the number game.
5. INDEPENDENCE DAY
School Of India joined the nation in celebrating Independence Day on 15th Aug 2014. The children escorted the chief guest Mr. Mansoor Khan with the guard of honour to hoist the National flag. The National Anthem reverberated melodiously in the air and concluded with a loud and confident JAI HIND. The Headmistress spoke about India being a giver to the world and not a taker. She stressed on the concept of unity in diversity which is the need of the hour. She also promised that School Of India would go a long way in making the country proud by nurturing worthy citizens in the institution.
6. KANNADA RAJYOTSAVA
School Of India celebrated Kannada Rajyostava with full colour & vigour. Children presented a Kannada song, a skit and a dance on the occasion . The Headmistress spoke about the beauty of the Kannada culture.
7. MAGIC SHOW
The children of School Of India were lucky to see a Magic show by Magician Prashant. Children thrilled to see the green objects coming out of his hat. The best item was the disappearing umbrella!
8. CHILDREN'S DAY
The headmistress wished the children ‘A very happy and fun filled Children’s Day’. She mentioned that it is our duty to provide children a safe & secure childhood so that they grow up to be emotionally balanced human beings. School of India is committed to the happiness and well-being of all the students of the school.
9. SPORTS DAY
School of India celebrated the First Annual Sports Meet on 18.12.2014. The children participated with great zest & vigour. The Management has promised a state of the art sports area for the children of School Of India. The parents were thrilled to see the spectacular show by the little ones.
10. NIIT MATH LAB
School Of India added a new feather on the infrastructural cap in the form of a brand new Math Lab on 23.12.2014. we were honoured to have Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand to inaugurate the same. Our children had the proud privilege to play a round of rapid chess with the Grandmaster himself. Parents, teachers and students got an opportunity to take photographs with the celebrity.
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