GIIS http://giiscdaily.com Just another WordPress site Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:46:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 GIIS ranked No 3 in Pune http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/13/giis-ranked-no-3-pune/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/13/giis-ranked-no-3-pune/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:46:52 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11406 In a celebrated occasion at The Lalit, Mumbai on September 9, 2017, Global Indian International School was conferred upon with No. 3 in Pune and No. 8 in Maharashtra while Global Montessori Plus was ranked No. 1 in Pune and No. 4 in Maharashtra in the Maharashtra Educator’s Summit 2017 and Maharashtra School Merit Awards 2017-18.

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Education Today honors Global Indian International School and Global Montessori Plus

In a celebrated occasion at The Lalit, Mumbai on September 9, 2017, Global Indian International School was conferred upon with No. 3 in Pune and No. 8 in Maharashtra while Global Montessori Plus was ranked No. 1 in Pune and No. 4 in Maharashtra in the Maharashtra Educator’s Summit 2017 and Maharashtra School Merit Awards 2017-18. The school was categorized under 10 Parameters i.e. Academic Reputation, Individual Attention, Value for Money, Holistic Development, Leadership & Management quality, Sports Education, Infrastructure Provision, Innovative Teaching, Safety & Hygiene and Co-Curricular Activities where we benchmarked for all the parameters.

The Maharashtra School Merit Awards 2017-18 ‘Rewarding Excellence in Education’ in the K-12 sector only from India. The award ceremony hosted 200 schools from 50+ yrs, International, Boarding, CBSE, ICSE, State, Army, Boys ,Girl’s, Pre Schools  & Other  category that have been selected out of  650 survey forms. Maharashtra School Merit Awards are based on Jury rating, Parents Votes(46,000+) & EduactionToday.co’s Team Analysis (Perception based).

Our Director Principal, Dr Amrita Vohra was a part of the panel discussion in the summit that had the most significant names of the Education Industry, Dr Vandana Lulla, Director & Principal- Podar International School and Revathi Srinivasan, Director & Principal- Smt. Sulochana Devi Singhania School who discussed on the topic “Building world Class Schools”.

The conference had in attendance over 250+ delegates, 100+Individual School Decision makers, Chairman/Director’s and Principals from all over Maharashtra. The keynote speakers were Dr Swati Popat Vats, President Early Childhood Association and Mr Kartikay Saini, President Scottish High International School. Dr Vats shared her insights on Reinventing Education to make it relevant of today’s learners. The session was extremely enriching and focused on how to break-free from the traditional norms and reinvent paradigms to make it more identifiable.

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Celebrating our revered gurus http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/06/celebrating-revered-gurus/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/06/celebrating-revered-gurus/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:49:43 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11393 The senior students of Class XI made some presentations depicting their love and singing the glory and magnificence of the beautiful bonding they share with their teachers.

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II Guru Govind dono Khade, Kake lagu pay

Balihari guru aapki, jisne govind diyo bataye II

These are the universally accepted words of Sant Kabir which simply define the greatness of gurus, of teachers.  Since time immemorial the Teacher has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of the human race. In our country we have learnt to revere teachers, acknowledging them at a position only next to God. Teachers contribute to the overall development of the student’s personality and growth and development of the nation and to applaud this enormity of our teachers, Global Indian International School celebrated Teacher’s Day on September 4 with great pride and enthusiasm.

The senior students of Class XI made some presentations depicting their love and singing the glory and magnificence of the beautiful bonding they share with their teachers. The smile and glow on the teachers’ faces showed how appreciated and loved they felt, with some of them getting standing ovations from their beloved students. They also presented a cultural program, which added a different colour to the occasion. Students presented handmade book marks to their teachers which was symbolic of the ardent devotion and respect the students hold for their teachers.

Our Director Principak, Dr. Amrita Vohra truly believes that it is the teachers who are the pillars of this institution, the souls of this educational shrine and fantastic team members who work hard every day to create a better India through education.  With an expression of gratitude, she wholeheartedly thanked the teachers for their support and hard work and applauded them for the long term impact that they have on their students.

It is rightly said that ‘Teaching is that profession that teaches all the other professions’ because it is the teacher who plays the role of the torch bearer and holds the hands of their students to take them away from the darkness into the bright world of knowledge. They are the people on whom the humankind rests their immense faith to nourish them with the realms of knowledge. A student can find guidance, friendship, discipline and love; all from one person and that person is a TEACHER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Festive Fervor at GIIS http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/02/festive-fervor-giis/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/02/festive-fervor-giis/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:03:25 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11242 Festivals prove to be wonderful opportunities of bonding, spreading love and embracing each other’s religion, customs and traditions wholeheartedly to celebrate and enjoy the joys of life. They are a great way of breaking the monotony of life and look forward to days that are a little more special than others. The month of August proved to be a ride of fun moments with back to back festivals that elevated the fun quotient at school while allowing our students to understand and stay rooted to our traditions.

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Festivals prove to be wonderful opportunities of bonding, spreading love and embracing each other’s religion, customs and traditions wholeheartedly to celebrate and enjoy the joys of life. They are a great way of breaking the monotony of life and look forward to days that are a little more special than others. The month of August proved to be a ride of fun moments with back to back festivals that elevated the fun quotient at school while allowing our students to understand and stay rooted to our traditions.

Dawning on Indian traditional attire, the students looked beautiful for the festivities in school. All the rituals and customs pertaining to Ganesh Chaturthi, Rakshabandhan and Janmashtami were followed that oriented our students to understand the importance of these festivals. The birth of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami was celebrated with pomp and splendor. Little ones danced to the tunes of “Madhuban mein jo kanhaiya…” and did the “Dahi Handi”. They also enacted various scenes from Lord Krishna’s life.

Students made cute rakhis to observe rakshabandhan and understood the story behind celebrating the bond of sibling love. During ganpati special assembly and class activities were conducted to celebrate the festival and modaks were distributed among all.

 

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Learning all about Germination http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/02/learning-all-about-germination/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/02/learning-all-about-germination/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 14:59:23 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11234 Strongly believing in experiential learning, it is our constant endeavor to give our students opportunities to learn through activity. Play is the best form of learning for young minds and catering to their innate curiosity an activity on germination was held for our tiny tots that ignited in them the spark of inquiry and permanent learning.

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Learning all about germination…

Strongly believing in experiential learning, it is our constant endeavor to give our students opportunities to learn through activity. Play is the best form of learning for young minds and catering to their innate curiosity an activity on germination was held for our tiny tots that ignited in them the spark of inquiry and permanent learning.

Germination is the process from which a seed grows into a plant. Children made their own sprout houses as the sowed seeds and saw it through the first sprouting. The sprout houses were displayed in the classes for all to view and the kids were overjoyed to see their little houses. They had a lot of questions to ask and their gleaming eyes witnessing their houses vindicated the joy in their learning. Students also understood the five steps of the germination process through coloring worksheets and they also sowed the seeds in fertile soil with their teachers help.

 

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Let the kids play, even on a rainy day! http://giiscdaily.com/2017/08/23/let-kids-play-even-rainy-day/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/08/23/let-kids-play-even-rainy-day/#respond Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:01:27 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11231 “When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles.” This is a quote by one of my favourite cartoons of the 70’s – Winnie the Pooh. We all have memories of sneaking out of the house right when it would start raining and did not care about falling sick or getting splashed.

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“When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles.” This is a quote by one of my favourite cartoons of the 70’s – Winniethe Pooh. We all have memories of sneaking out of the house right when it would start raining and did not care about falling sick or getting splashed.

Times have changed though. As parents, we tend to get quite worried when our kids have gotten wet in the showers because falling ill is a major concern. However, play is important to children as it facilitates learning in many ways and we shouldn’t take that away from them irrespective of weather.

Now, how can kids engage in play even when it is raining? The tiny tots are sure to throw a tantrum to go out. This is when you as parents need to be ready with some really fun and engaging activities indoors.

 

Here’s a draft of top 10 activities you can do at home with their advantages:

#1. Water-play: It’s surely difficult to divert kids from wanting to play in the puddles outside. Set up an alternative water play at home. You could help them collect rain water in a tub or bucket from your balcony. Teach them to make paper boats and float them in the tub. This can be quite engaging and can keep the kids busy for an hour or two. Take caution to supervise your child if he/she is less than 4 years of age.

Advantages: Fine motor skills, water-play is therapeutic for the mind

 

 

#2. Rain-painting: This one is rather easy and fun for adults too. Grab a thick sheet of paper or cardboard. Open a set of water paints. Ask your child to dip his fingers into different shades and make spots all over the sheet of paper. While it is still wet, assist your child to hold this paper outside a window or balcony and let the raindrops make art. Quickly rush inside and teach your child to make different designs with their bare fingers. You can trace shapes, animals or letters. If you manage to keep this sheet from tearing, you could even frame your child’s art in their bedroom.

Advantages: Fine motor skills, learning concepts related to school academics – numbers, letters, shapes), budding artist 😉

 

 

#3. Card or board games: What’s a better time than this weather to dust off your board game sets and get all ready for some fun? Games like Crossword, Dobble, Ludo, Snakes & Ladder, Monopoly, Chess, Carom and different puzzles with sand timers are available in the market. I personally recommend Dobble – you can buy it on Amazon. This is the best way to avoid TV and games on mobile/tab but your involvement is much needed!

Advantages: Cognitive development, decision-making, patience, avoiding screen-time, visual learning, attention-span increases

 

#4. Twister: Exercise takes a back seat when you cannot step out. The best way to keep your kid and yourself fit indoors is playing Twister with your little one. Buy the Twister chart from the market. It typically has big coloured circles in red, blue, green and yellow. You need to spin the wheel and start with placing your limb on the colour it shows. This continues till you manage to twist your body in different ways to touch the colour spots on the chart with your entire body. Whoever falls first or makes a mistake is out. It’s a fun way to exercise and laugh at all the silliness with the entire family. Don’t forget to stretch before you start. Check these links and learn how to play Twister:

  • Fun way to watch your child play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FL7VDdvXk4
  • Playing with many participants with all rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A5XO0udmdo

Advantages: Fine & gross motor skills, body co-ordination, multi-tasking, flexibility, learning persistence, gaining physical strength, making swift and smart decisions

 

#5. Art & Craft: This is the best time to stay indoors, sip on a big mug of hot chocolate and teach your kids some art and craft activities. Art can involve painting with hands and feet such as finger painting, finger tracing, colouring, drawing a rainy day scenery, etc. Craft can include a host of activities like making birthday cards for friends, making Ganesha idols out of play dough as the festival is just around the corner, making a snail out of paper plates, making rainbows out of newspaper or magazine cut-outs, etc. You can even collect all the childhood photographs and teach how to make a collage for your child’s bedroom. Refer to this link for more ideas with videos: http://www.kidsstoppress.com/2014/08/7-craft-ideas-for-kids-this-week-monsoon-special/

Advantages: Fine & gross motor skills, learning patience, imagination and creativity increases

 

 

#6. Kitchen-kitchen:Bring out the chef in your child by baking or cooking things from scratch. The best way to spend time with kids is to involve them in the kitchen. Teach your kids to make different shapes with cookie-dough and you can bake them for snacks. You can teach them to sort a bag of assorted vegetables and put them into different baskets. You can also teach them how to wash all fruits and vegetables before cooking. Monitoring your kids during these activities is very important so that they don’t hurt themselves.

Advantages: Learning basic cleanliness skills, fine motor skills, organizing skills

 

 

#7.Story time: The best way to cosy up indoors in the monsoons is to grab a book. But how can we make reading fun for kids? As it is, kids love story time. Jazz this up by making a tent in your balcony or bedroom using bedcovers. You can hook the four ends of a bedcover to furniture or set it up like a tent using wooden/metal poles which are safe to use with your child inside. Make the space comfortable using pillows, cushions and teddy bears. Huddle up inside and read to your child. Some of my childhood favourites are books by Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and Dr. Seuss.

Advantages: Language development, reading habit, vocabulary expands

 

 

 

 

#8. Indoor gardening: Help your child to dig up some wet brown soil from your society garden when it is not raining. You can gather this up into a small bowl or pot and help your child to plant coriander seeds, tomato seeds, garlic pods, etc. Teach them how to dig and cover the seeds with soil and water. Give them 2 to 3 time slots during which they have to water these pots every day. When kids are taught how to care for something that is less capable than themselves, they learn how to love and care for each other too. Gardening also teaches patience which many children of this generation lack.

Advantages: Learning to care for others, patience, be responsible & independent

 

 

#9.Blindfold: This can be played with the entire family or you may invite your child’s friend circle at home. All you need is a dupatta to blindfold one child and a big room with enough space for the other children to run around. When the child with the blindfold catches someone, they have to guess their names. This game can become a lot of fun but needs to be monitored by an adult from time to time to avoid fights or someone getting hurt.

Advantages: Communication skills, learning to identify each other

 

#10. Hopscotch: Place 10 plastic cups or bowls in a square on the floor and label them with numbers 1 to 10. You have to call out the number of the bowl and your child has to throw a small pebble into the cup from a distance which you may decide. You can play this with all family members and your points keep increasing with every successful attempt of throwing the pebble correctly into the cup/bowl.

Advantages: Spatial/visual development, fine & gross motor control

 

Allowing our children to play is their right but monitoring what and how they play is our duty. While you try these games out, keep monitoring your children to avoid an accident.Some of these games can be played outdoors too but wear protective raingear and gumboots to avoid falling sick.

 

So dear parents, it is about time we stop giving our children all the fancy screens to play online games or watch cartoons! Let’s replace their TV, mobile and tab time COMPLETELY with these fun activities. It will bring back your childhood days too, hence your involvement is a must!

 

~ Ophelia Lobo

Behavioural Counsellor, GIIS, Chinchwad

August 2017

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Celebrating the spirit of Youth- Melange http://giiscdaily.com/2017/08/23/celebrating-spirit-youth-melange/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/08/23/celebrating-spirit-youth-melange/#respond Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:08:50 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11192 The four day GIIS Youth Convention- Mélange was held from August 16 to 19 at the Global Indian International School, Chinchwad to celebrate the spirit of youth and provide a platform of cross learning laced with experiences that paved way for a memorable gathering. The primary purpose of the youth fest is to allow the students from all parts of the city to come together and bring forward a competitive spirit across a plethora of contests.

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The kaleidoscope of talent and energies- Mélange

The four day GIIS Youth Convention- Mélange was held from August 16 to 19 at the Global Indian International School, Chinchwad to celebrate the spirit of youth and provide a platform of cross learning laced with experiences that paved way for a memorable gathering. The primary purpose of the youth fest is to allow the students from all parts of the city to come together and bring forward a competitive spirit across a plethora of contests.

In all over 40 schools participated in the 4 day event across a host of twenty seven events that saw a total number of almost 1000 participants. The hallways of GIIS have been buzzing with contagious enthusiasm of the young brigade and celebration seemed to be in the air. The Chief Guest for the opening ceremony was Mr Deepak Dalal. The first day saw competitions that brought out the artistic bent of mind forward through competitions like Mural making, Tyre painting, Face painting, Origami. Literary competitions like Debate & Declamation, Recitation, Spell bee and Creative writing gave students an exposure on research, public speaking and negotiation skills. Rubik’s Cube competition was a highlight for the ones who maneuvered the cube and in record breaking time aligned it to solve the puzzle.

On the last day some of the other competitions touched upon performing arts like Rock Band, Group Song/Dance, Solo singing/ Dance, Mime act, Design a dress,  garnered the loudest cheers from the crowd and was enjoyed by one and all. The Chief Guest for the closing ceremony was Mr Nikhil Kanetkar, International Badminton Player and owner of the Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy. The Best School Rolling Trophy was awarded to City International School, Pimpri for their overall consistent performance.

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Celebrating 71st Independence Day http://giiscdaily.com/2017/08/19/celebrating-71st-independence-day/ Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:15:40 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11175 The morning of August 15, 2017 was reverberating with the pride and happiness of being an Indian amongst the team of GIIS Chinchwad. While the festivities were all around the campus, the feeling of patriotism stirred all the souls bringing each one together to salute the national flag and remember the great heroes, the true sons of the soil and warriors of our motherland.

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When independence resonates with the young India

The morning of August 15, 2017 was reverberating with the pride and happiness of being an Indian amongst the team of GIIS Chinchwad. While the festivities were all around the campus, the feeling of patriotism stirred all the souls bringing each one together to salute the national flag and remember the great heroes, the true sons of the soil and warriors of our motherland. The day began with the hoisting of the tricolor by the Director Principal, Dr Amrita Vohra. Each heart swelled with pride as the tunes of the national anthem filled the air. This was followed by the releasing of the tricolor balloons which was symbolic of freedom, flight and success.

The special assembly marking the 71st Independence Day was an event to look out for. The program began with paying homage and respects to the Father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi for his efforts that paved way for Indian independence. A beautiful song was presented by the School Choir. As they sung the iconic song celebrating and acknowledging the brave warriors of our motherland “Ae mere watan ke logon”, each one present in the auditorium could feel the elated sense of their responsibilities towards their country. A fusion dance performance celebrated the diversity of India and was appreciated by all.

Dr Vohra in her address spoke about the vision that our leaders had while fighting for independence. She urged the students to ask questions to them if they have truly attained freedom. She also encouraged them to work hard towards getting their country back to its “Sone ki chidiya” days and tread on a road less travelled to create opportunities and road map for a better India.

 

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Peace Day- Let peace prevail http://giiscdaily.com/2017/08/10/peace-day-let-peace-prevail/ Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:06:10 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11164 Peace is not just a word denominating a state where there is no war. Peace is a way of life; it is the state of mind, a salubrious ecosystem, a harmonious connection with oneself and a healthy and serene life. To align our students towards identifying peace as a pursuit and be the messengers of global peace, World Peace Day was celebrated in Global Indian International School, Chinchwad. This day is observed in the memory of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl whose name is synonymous with hope and peace

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Let Peace prevail

Peace is not just a word denominating a state where there is no war. Peace is a way of life; it is the state of mind, a salubrious ecosystem, a harmonious connection with oneself and a healthy and serene life.  To align our students towards identifying peace as a pursuit and be the messengers of global peace, World Peace Day was celebrated in Global Indian International School, Chinchwad. This day is observed in the memory of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl whose name is synonymous with hope and peace.

The assembly highlighted the importance of peace in our day to day lives. Students performed a nukkad natak that gave the message of peace and tolerance. A musical rendition on “Let there be peace in the world” set the prelude beautifully for this assembly and a mesmerizing dance performance was indeed enthralling. A student dawned on the role of Malala Yousufzai and spoke about peace by giving the message that education can lead to a tolerance and love. Students also showed a small video that played messages from their teachers and peers on what peace means to them.

Director Principal Dr Amrita Vohra said, “Peace is essential for a better way of living—peace of mind, peace in the family and peace in nature. Today, in our modern, technological world, man apparently has access to everything he desires. In the absence of peace, however, everything has been rendered meaningless. What is needed to redress the balance is love, compassion, tolerance, forbearance and the spirit of co-existence” She urged the students to become the crusaders of spreading peace and harmony.

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Janmashtami at GIIS http://giiscdaily.com/2017/08/10/janmashtami-at-giis/ Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:56:40 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11156 The post Janmashtami at GIIS appeared first on GIIS.

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Lord Krishna is an embodiment of playfulness, innocence, wit and charm that is beautifully associated with childhood. It is therefore seen that his birthday is observed and celebrated with great pomp and splendor all across the world. GIIS Chinchwad also celebrated the occasion of Janmashtami where students dressed up as little Radhas and Krishnas in Indian attire and finery.

A dance performance on “Madhuban mein jo kanhaiya” was the highlight of this program and it was endearing to witness the little ones dancing to glory. Small episodes from Krishna’s life were enacted by the children that showed the way he was adored even for his mistakes. Children also sang a song narrating the cute little antics of Kanha. Children also did the auspicious custom of Dahi Handi. It was endearing to see the little kanhas and gopis enjoy the occasion. Breaking the pot was indeed exciting as the children looted the goodies of the pot once they broke it. a lot of art and craft activities were conducted where children made flutes, peacock feather and dahi matkis as takeaways.

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Sibling love http://giiscdaily.com/2017/08/10/sibling-love/ Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:45:36 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11150 With August approaching, the season of festivity has knocked our doors.

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With August approaching, the season of festivity has knocked our doors. While celebrating the festival of Rakshabandhan we are celebrating the equality of brothers and sisters as they celebrate their unconditional love. The most endearing ways to celebrate the pious bond between brothers and sisters is Rakshabandhan.

On this Raksha Bandhan, GIIS celebrated the festival of unconditional love with its tiny tots and shared the importance of this festival among brothers and sisters. Children engaged themselves in “Rakhi making activity” and to strengthen the bond handmade Rakhis were made in classes. A special assembly was also held, and various activities of rakhi making using tinted sheets, ribbons and sequins on collage and paint were enjoyed by all.

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