Annual Report 2019-20

The Saga of the School

The task of the modern educator

is not to cut down the jungles..

but to irrigate deserts;

 

 “Education is not the Learning of Facts….

But the Training of the Mind to Think….”

                                                                                                    – Albert Einstein

 

With these thoughts in mind, we, the team @ Indus valley International School, stand before you with lot of confidence and hope, innovative thoughts and SMART actions, and commitment to work and accountability for the learning of our students…..

We, very clearly, define our roles and responsibilities to meet the 21st century needs.. as we know…

Learning is not the product of teaching;

It is the product of activity of learners;

I wasn’t born to just TEACH;

I was born to inspire others;

To change PEOPLE and to never GIVEUP;

Even when faced with CHALLENGES;

That seem IMPOSSIBLE;

This is the oath that always reminds us of our role as teachers, facilitators, trainers, counselors, and educators….

I take immense pleasure to present this factual document of our school to appraise you all, how the Mission and philosophy of Indus valley International School have materialized positively in the day to day working of our school… since its inception on the 5th of June, 2017… and has placed itself, extraordinarily, in the voyage of the discovery of excellence…. in the field of education.

Indus valley International School was established not only to facilitate the region with a good school, but at the same time it had better aims and objectives. It aspires for a noble cause.

The Journey as we move forward… 

With the completion of 3 years of our journey together, we have travelled on the rough roads, met challenging incidents, and crossed various targets…

We have reached this point in time to announce the success stories we gathered.. the various learning experiences which taught us to become more effective and efficient… lot of lovely memories in this journey of learning with our beloved students and friendly colleagues… that tickle our hearts which make us feel immensely happy and proud…

The philosophy

A lot of brainstorming opened ways in designing the school to develop it as a supporting system to achieve our goals – be it the unique and aesthetic architecture, beautiful landscaping, International methodologies with CBSE curriculum, Quality teaching and learning programmes, ergonomically designed digital classrooms & furniture…. and the overall vision, mission and philosophy.

This required foresightedness and thus the journey began with the school deliberately taking the path which was “less trodden” with the aim to bring in innovations to make the school life enjoyable, satisfying and complete learning experience for the students.

We have made great efforts to lay foundation to introduce and impart quality education in the School. We have been extremely successful in most of our endeavors.

The culture keeps us bonded..

Apart from preparing the children to qualify for purely academic demands, special efforts are being made continuously to enable them to face the challenge of the competitive world.

It’s a matter of great importance to us that the students who pass out from our institution should carry forward the culture they have inherited, imbibe values that are practiced in School, excel in whatever they do and be role models in the society.

So the thoughts started shaping into planning…. Plans started moving towards actions… and actions started showing their result to create such a learning environment which really interesting and exciting to students, passionate and loving to the teachers…. and get onboard in their journey in the School…

Indus valley International School family, today, comprises of 38 optimistic and motivated teaching staff, 5 Non-teaching staff, 15 drivers, 25 ayas. The bus fleet moved to 15.. this session..

Amicable environment..

The School is a place to showcase the elegance of learning…. A place to enjoy being together, and where enduring learning happens through a lot of fun, curiosity and enthusiasm.

The infrastructure of the School is fully equipped with massive & aesthetic building structure, well-ventilated & spacious classrooms, digitally equipped learning methods, green meadows, play pen, activity rooms, swimming pool, skating rink, basketball court, cricket net practice area….

Labs and libraries, display boards to help visual learning….. and many more that your children experience with lot of enthusiasm and curiosity….

Safety of the students being the utmost priority, 72 CC Cameras are installed all around the School, to keep the whole campus under safe surveillance… The school is lit during the nights, too, for safety.

All these helped us to achieve a lot and move forward collecting success stories through the journey…..

Holistic development is our voice…

The execution of any event, celebration, performance improvement, interesting learning experiences, sharing & caring, health & fitness awareness programmes, games & sports, and systematic academic approaches is all just possible only with the presence, involvement and commitment of the key partners of the School….. the teachers and a very equal participation of all of you dear parents.. in the learning at home…

I definitely feel that this is the time to show all our gratitude and to heart fully thank the School management for making all our dreams come true…. In every step we take in the school processes and procedures…

The curriculum

With immense support for a meticulous execution…. the school made a conscious decision to implement the CBSE curriculum in the school as it provides for National Benchmarking and standards…. par excellence in content, delivery, assessments and professional development of the faculty.

This curriculum complements other boards with the added advantage of providing flexibility for innovation and improvement from time to time…

The CBSE affiliation inspection happened successfully with all your blessings and the commitment of all the team members… and thus we are now, a CBSE affiliated school… bearing the CBSE affiliation number 3630299.

We religiously follow the latest teaching learning methods, to make the classroom learning more interesting and enduring. We tailor made the teaching learning methods to be culturally sensitive, to identify learner’s strengths and limitations, support learning & development and can suit individual learner’s needs.

Centers of learning

The classrooms are transformed to become learning hubs, to be lesser on teacher-led venues… more on activity-based learning and much more as student-led teaching, learning methods….

The Science and Math Labs are set for an effective use, as and when the curriculum demands… and being put into use for grades III to VIII…

The computer lab has been utilized for multiple purposes… like.. Computer Science lab and English language Lab…

Library has been more equipped with interesting and relevant books for the students…

Music and Dance rooms positively vibrant with lovely music and elegant dance performances… every event or celebration at School had beautiful presentations from the students…

Multipurpose hall has been a great resource to conduct meetings, orientations, teacher training sessions, workshops, events & celebrations….

The sports program helps us in identifying talent in particular sports and give more exposure to the students to develop a child, physically, morally, socially, mentally and to some skills in co-scholastic areas.

Cricket matches… Basketball tournaments were organized and conducted.. Skating classes are going on regularly…

We have conducted fun games and different sports competitions for different events in the school..

Our methodology – Our Pride

Teaching and Learning aids and thought and prepared by the teachers themselves.. which focuses on customized learning..

Well-structured lesson plans and activity planners to match the academic calendar of the school, are the supporting tools for a perfect weaving of the academic programme.

Technical support, as already present in the a school, as upgraded to use Byju’s the learning tool.. from grades IV to VIII. Being an excellent technical partner, Byju’s content helped the teachers and the students to move on in their daily tasks of teaching and learning with more enthusiasm and effective learner outcome.

An activity based, student centered classroom culture, continued to take its priority, as was in the previous academic year too…

So efficient we are – so excellently we facilitate learning..

Well trained and experienced teaching fraternity to meet all the above expectations of the School.

Effective, experienced and compassionate teaching team is our strength…. They are the pillars of support to implement the above said methodologies…. their experience in dealing with the enormous energies of the students … add flavour to our vision…

Our teachers have shown a growth graph in performance, attitude and behaviour of the students in a very short span. This speaks immense trust that would give more feathers in our cap…

Our check points..

Class tests as check points, worksheets for concept reinforcement, weekend homework apart from the regular schedule of homework, tiny projects, holiday assignments, have become a part of our academic planning and implementation schedules.

With all this grooming happening on one side, we all very well cautious to follow the academic calendar, complete portions on time, give sufficient revisions of the concepts taught and conduct assessments..

The prior knowledge tests at the beginning of the academic year, Spell Bee & Olympiads, Periodic tests & term end assessments, competitions and competitive examinations happened as scheduled…

Assessments rolled on as per the CBSE patterns.. we conducted review meets.. to analyze the students’ performances, as open house..

Target threshold was wound around the performance improvement of the students.. Students identified their own targets in every subject and together we worked to achieve the same…

Learner improvement programme was designed to meet the students who needed help to improve in their academics, and for those who did well and needed to be groomed better…

The students of the Subject enrichment group were trained to face the Olympiads and competitive exams..

We have gained a lot of confidence as the students of the Learner Improvement group improved from the existing level of performance, upwards..

We are fully equipped.. with the brains full of knowledge, compassion and dedication….

Teacher training programmes are organized and conducted from time to time to rejuvenate ourselves and update us with the changes in the teaching methodologies and curriculum framework.

New teaching techniques were introduced as a part of upgrading ourselves to meet the dynamic students and address their multiple intelligences… Experiential learning, flipped classrooms, blended learning, innovative lesson planning, creative teaching resources, etc..

Students who excel in co-curricular and sports activities are congratulated for their success… patted for their performances..  appreciated for skills and motivated to perform the same way in their classroom learning too…

The personal care that the teachers show towards their students in the classroom and outside, have improved many students in different areas of expertise like.. spellings, hand writing, reading & writing, reciting mathematical tables, speaking, learning the concept and reflecting during assessments..

As a part of learning, yet… we have art & craft, Music & dance, literary and cultural competitions conducted throughout the year…

With the school focus on academics, we expect that all our students will benefit greatly from these well rounded programmes….

The School implemented.. the house system last year and is continuing the system for a better performances of students….

Events & celebrations @ School..

We believe that there is a purpose behind anything and everything we do in the School…

Whether it be classroom activities, events & celebrations, field trips, competitions, clubs, colour days, sandwich parties, Math day or Science day, Independence day or Children’s day, Sports day or Annual day, Investiture ceremony, Student-led conference, School assembly, Father’s day.. Parents day.. Grandparents day… Investiture ceremony or graduation day, Friendship day or Rakshabandhan, Krishna Janmastami or Ramzan, community helpers day or farmer’s day, and many other events that rolled on during the year…

All these are executed with a purpose to inculcate and develop patriotism, understand all religions, build their character and prepare for 21st century skills….

There are many many more events and learning activities that we conducted in School, which you all are aware of with the pics that we were sharing with you from time to time…

The possible outcomes performing all these would definitely be positive attitude, public speaking skills, self-confidence, leadership qualities, and many many more…

Sharing our success stories….

Apart from all these, as promised, we have conducted number of scholastic competitions in the School like.. elocution, story making, JAM, situational enacting, pick and speak, GK Quiz, picture story, NIE Quiz, story writing, making new words & sentences, collage making, etc…

Under co-scholastic category, we have conducted competitions like drawing, colouring, painting, clay modeling, greeting card making, yoga, idol making, singing, thali making, photography, etc…

Running races, relay races, swimming, fitness, skating, football, kho-kho, basketball tournament, football tournament, cricket matches, fun games, etc… go into the category of sports and games…

We have students who participated and won gold silver and bronze medals in English, Science and Math Olympiads… and linguistic olympiad in Hindi.. Some of the students were selected to participate in the inter-school competitions, painting, storytelling and essay writing… and won prizes also…

We have 22 students gold medal winners, 14 silver and 14 bronze medal winners and 6 students who are qualified for the 2nd level in International English Olympiad.. IEO..

We have 24 students winning gold medals, 20 winning silver and 23 winning bronze medals and 7 students moving to the 2nd level in the National Science Olympiad… NSO..

Please be reminded that all the events, celebrations, competitions and competitive exams like these showcase.. communication skills, body language, presentation skills, pronunciation, good spoken English, expressions, memory to remember their dialogues, voice modulation, and many more…

As we forge ahead…

All of us will definitely remember that we have a long way to go and have many milestones to cross…. Many more successes to be achieved…

I thank all the positive souls around us with a lot of gratitude.

If you are walking down the right path

And you are willing to keep walking…

Motivating the people around you

to walk with you the right way

Whatever are the challenges that come the way..

You will PROGRESS eventually… With those people around you..

Let us all PROGRESS together…

Thank you.

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