Message From our Principal
Creating Leaders of Tomorrow
Issue 62, June 2013
“It always seems impossible until it's done.” ? Nelson Mandela" -
Though May was a month of highlighting academics, it gave us an excellent opportunity to show our children’s prowess in aquatics as well.
PYP: Come and See
The PYP “Come and See” was held on 10th May. I am sure you would agree that all the children have made tremendous progress in the year and are ready for their new grades ahead.
PYP: Open Forum
The Open Forum as you all know is an opportunity for the parents to come and discuss any concerns /issues they have regarding the whole school. We thank the parents who attended the forum and gave their feedback. Constructive feedback has continuously helped us to improve.
Grade 5- Proud moments
We are very proud of Shloak Kirshnan, our grade 5 student who initiated a drive to educate the support staff at IISH on the ill effects of tobacco consumption. He was assisted in this endeavor by GE.
The session was attended by 50 support staff members who found it very informative and useful. This initiative was a result of the PYP exhibition engagements.
Aadya Chawla of grade 5 planned a science exhibition for the PYP. The grade 3 to 5 students were actively engaged in the science exhibition. Students were asked to make models on topics such as friction and heat. There was an over whelming response from the students as they displayed and explained their experiments to their fellow students with great confidence and enthusiasm.Well done Aadya!
Rohan Vashista took on the noble cause of supporting the education of girl child and raised money by selling the Arakku coffee to our parents, staff and Indus friends. His initiative has resulted in raising enough money to support the schooling of 26 girls. He earnestly hopes and appeals to Indus fraternity to help to meet his target of supporting the schooling of 50 girls. Buy organic Arakku Coffee and feel proud to be part of his project.
The 2011 – 2013 IBDP batch students successfully completed the last leg of their program by writing the IBDP board examinations spread over three weeks. They are eagerly awaiting their results. So are we!
The IGCSE examinations run for a longer duration than the IBDP. Grade 10 students are happy and relieved as they inch towards completing their examinations in the 2nd week of June.
School Annual examinations:
The senior school students (Grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11) are busy with their final examinations for this academic year. With the last examination on 7th June, students from middle school are eagerly awaiting their summer break to commence from 8-June. Grades 9 and 11 will have an additional week of classes to meet the demands of the IGCSE and IBDP curricula.
Leadership retreat for teachers
Indus providing excellent opportunities not only for students to develop and experience leadership at school, it provides similar opportunities for its teachers to work towards developing their leadership quotient and progress in their professional field. City specific and central leadership retreats are held to recognize, develop and promote leadership aspects among the teaching fraternity. Close to one-third of our teachers will be heading to Bangalore to attend the Central Leadership Retreat from 17th June to 20th June. Teachers from Indus schools at Bangalore and Pune will be attending this retreat at the host school.
37th Inter-District (AP) Swimming Competition
12 of our students from Grades 6 to 9 participated in the 37th Inter-District (AP) swimming competition held at Kurnool on 16th May. Our students made us proud by winning as many as 5 medals (four bronze and one silver) in this competition in which students from various districts of Andhra Pradesh took part. Needless to say it was a prestigious and tough competition.
We are proud of Raghav Matta of Grade 11 who has scored 2260 in his SAT I in his first attempt! I am sure others will follow his example. Nelson Mandela has rightly said “It always seems impossible until it's done.”
A GLANCE AT JUNE MONTH EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES
- School closes for students of Grades 1 to 8 from 8th June
- School closes for students of Grades 9 and 11 from 15th June
- Teachers leave to Bangalore on 16-June for the Central Leadership Retreat and Summer vacation for teachers commences from 15-June
- IBDP results are made available to students on 6th July
- Professional development program for teachers commences from 22-July
- Classes for grades 10 , 11 and 12 commence on 29-July
- Single Window on 31st July
- Curriculum Road Map days on 1st and 2nd August
- Classes for other grades commence from 5-August
Principal, Indus International School Hyderabad