School News July & August 2020

September 20, 2020
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CAMP

Summer Camp was conducted from July 5th to 29th. This camp aimed to provide maximum experience to the campers. It offered a unique camp atmosphere in which nature and sports were emphasized. Innovative activities and talent search were included. It helped students in developing lifelong skills, teamwork and resiliency with mental stimulation & physical activity. It was also an opportunity to promote independence, make time for play, foster growth, learn and develop new skills & knowledge. It allowed confidence building to reinforce by success, led to a new type of friendship-bonding and create a unique interest.

PROGRAM - WISE

Round Square – Model United Nations Conference was held from July 3rd to 5th for grades 8 to 12. Under Round Square collaboration, IHS hosted its first virtual International MUN where 43 schools participated and more than 450 students under 13 United Nations Committee. Students played roles of delegates & political leaders in the conference and debated on various topics & agendas of common concern.

Our students from grades 9 to 12 participated in Welham Boys’ (Dehradun) Virtual Model United Nations Conference (WELMUN 2020) on July 18th & 19th. This year theme for the conference was “Planorum Similium Partium'' (Latin) for ‘sum of the parts’. With the rise of nationalism and populism, the world today is fragmented into many factions, each eager to suppress the other. At WELMUN '20, students wised to deliberate upon numerous global issues to make a sum from these fragmented parts; a sum which is united and has no fear of subtractions. Student of IHS won Outstanding Delegate Award.

Round Square Collaborations - Welham Girls’ (Dehradun) Cultural Fest was organised from July 18th till 25th for grades 6 to 12. Students participated in Poetry - English, French & Hindi, Digital Art, Poster Making and Photography programs. Our student won the third place in Digital Art section.

IHS Symposium planned on July 27th & 28th for grades 9 to 12 was postponed due to some logistic issues.

IHS’ (Dubai) & Godspell College’s, (Argentina) – Environment Collaboration was conducted in the month of July & August, 2020 for grades 7 to 12. This Round Square collaboration’s theme was to implement the need for quantifying the amount of organic waste produced at home, assess the impact of separating and treating the waste. It also aimed to promote developing home garden and healthy urban gardening. Students from our school and Godspell College, Argentina met every Monday & Thursday to share best practices of urban gardening and understand each other’s process of gardening. They have already started growing vegetables in their homes. It also developed sensitivity towards the environment and identify the importance of farming in any economy.

Round Square- Bangalore International School’s, Dance Competition was conducted from August 2nd till 22nd for grades 6 to 12. Art is an amalgamation of the intellect and emotions. It offers a unique means by which we can express ourselves and our culture in this diverse world. In times of COVID, Art definitely is a way to collaborate with others, far and near, about what we see, feel and sense. To nurture creativity and hidden talent in students BIS invited dance entries under the theme ‘Save the World’. We have chosen dance as a language of expression and collaboration. “Dance is the hidden language of the soul” Dance & The Style: Fusion Dancers were allowed to fuse two dance styles in their online performance. Students made best use of the opportunity to explore Global Education platform, collaboration with other Round Square Schools around the world. Nivedita Srinivasan of Grade 12 has qualified for final round of the competition.

Round Square Collaborations - Chittagong Grammar School, Dhaka, Bangladesh organised Online Youth Conclave 2020 under the theme "Fearless Future Forward" from August 6th to 9th. The conclave had four days of academic sessions, debates, art sessions, cooking sessions, and social cultural celebration. 3 students from our school participated.

Round Square Activity - Doon School’s (Dehradun) Online Interaction Session of all Round Square Student leaders was held on August 11th for grades 9 to 12. Our students and all student representative of Round Square from different schools around the world participated in online collaborative meet titled ‘Resilience - the courage to bounce back!’. It covered IDEALS of Round Square as well as interaction with Counselor and Doctor from Doon School.

Round Square – SAI International’s Model United Nations Conference (Bhubaneswar) was held on August 13th & 14th for grades 9 to 12. Team of 24 students from our school participated in SAI International MUN and won 12 awards under different categories. Students played roles of delegates representing different countries.

Round Square - Vivek High School’s (Chandigarh) Model United Nations Conference (VHSMUN ’20) was conducted from August 14th to 16th for grades 8 to 12. Students played role of different dignitaries & delegates and debated on various world issues and find out solutions. 4 students won awards under different categories.

Additional Completed Activities and Programs

GRADE - WISE

Grade 7 & 8 (Boys)

School Reopening was held on August 30th. Students were briefed about the necessary changes that were made and trained them how to cope with the present situation. Students were welcomed back to the campus and classes were conducted both digitally & directly.

Grade 10

Extension Classes were conducted from July 12th till August 6th. Extension on-line classes were conducted for four weeks to enhance students’ knowledge in the subject and to alleviate the challenges of covering the syllabus during these difficult times. Topics were covered in various subjects as per the plan. It helped the students to revise the previous content for periodic test -1.

Periodic Test 1 was commenced on August 24th. The purpose was to assess students’ learning to provide ongoing feedback. Portion from the month of April to June, 2020 was included.

Grade 12 (Girls)

PTCS was organised on July 1st. This session was an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss the progress of the student after the completion of the first term. The analysis of the program helped to work upon the areas that needed improvement.

Project Head Start was conducted from July 12th till August 6th. This one month long program was designed for students to close the gaps in the learning. It also helped them complete the project works in various subjects and to learn a few more new concepts from the syllabus left for the academic year.

First Term Written Exams commenced on August 24th.