The past fortnight has been filled with activity, - academic, sports and culture. Designed to give a holistic experience to our students to discover their potential in different areas, compete with others their own age and work hard towards building up their skills, it showcased our students skills in many ways.
Interschool Sports Events
Different teams of students learnt and challenged themselves at multiple inter-school events. Our sports teams have done particularly well. The swim team came second of 21 schools at a competition at Vidya Global School winning 7 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals.
At the inter-school squash championship hosted by Pathways Noida we won the Overall Championship in Girls Category and Runners Up championship in Boys category. Individual students won 2 Gold, 2 Silver & 2 Bronze medals.
Our PE department has been working tirelessly to develop team and individual skills and are owed much appreciation for their hard work. Secondary school team practices in basketball and soccer have now begun from 6.15 – 7.30 am. After school practices are on for swimming, squash, badminton and golf.
Inter school Cultural Events
Primary school students from Form 5 took part in the inter-school drama event organized by Vasant Valley school.
In a devised performance on the unusual theme of aliens who steal the underpants of earthlings, they were widely appreciated.
Senior school students took part in a literary festival at Pathways School Gurgaon, based on a devised performance on the themes in The Kite Runner
A group of students participated in the Model United Nations organized by the Doon School.
Another team took part in the technology competition hosted by Pathways School Aravali. They won the first position in animation and third in web design.
In School Activities
The secondary school saw an interhouse competition on Soapbox oratory. There were outstanding and persuasive arguments on topics like why cell phones should be allowed in school and why it is wrong to use the word “gay” as a critical or derogatory term.
The student council organized a beautiful event for Teachers Day. An assembly saw music, dance
and drama performances with appropriate themes. What was evident was the enormous affection between teachers and students. Teachers were presented with flowers, cards and cake and classes were taken over by students.
IB Diploma students in Form 12 have just completed their presentations for Theory of Knowledge which revealed their thoughtful responses on a range of issues.
Form 5 which is studying a unit on economic activity ran a bazaar which raised money by selling home made products and food.
Representatives from the IB office in Singapore visited and our coordinators and Principals were able to have detailed interactions with the managers of the PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes. Such meetings strengthen our relationship with the IB and ensure that we continue to bring in all the latest developments being introduced by them.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Middle and Senior School parents will have an opportunity to review your child’s progress at the parent-teacher meetings scheduled on the 20th (for form 6 & 8) and 27th (Form 7, 9-12). You will also receive your child’s mid-semester grades to look at specific subject performance. Primary school parents will meet teachers in November.
School will remain closed for the mid-semester break from Monday 29th September to Sunday 5th October. Please note that in the week of Founders Day, we will as usual be moving to evening school hours (3.30 pm – 8.30 pm) in order to enable evening rehearsals. I will be writing with more details nearer the time.
Dr. Shalini Advani