GIIS http://giiscdaily.com Just another WordPress site Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:20:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 Redefining the festival of lights http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/redefining-festival-lights-2/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/redefining-festival-lights-2/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:20:52 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11499 Diwali or Dipavali, which in essence means a string of oil lit lamps that symbolize prosperity, light, victory of good over evil and a promise of a better tomorrow is the most widely celebrated festival not

The post Redefining the festival of lights appeared first on GIIS.

]]>

Redefining the festival of lights

Diwali or Dipavali, which in essence means a string of oil lit lamps that symbolize prosperity, light, victory of good over evil and a promise of a better tomorrow is the most widely celebrated festival not just in India but even across the world. This annual festival is the closest to the hearts of families and is celebrated with joy and brings in a spirit of togetherness and unconditional bonding.

GIIS and GMP Chinchwad also celebrated the festival and the students indulged in many activities to mark the festivities. A special assembly was held which marked the significance of the festival. Students did a skit which had anecdotes that depicted Lord Ram’s victory over Ravana. A festive dance was also performed to mark the joyous moment. Students came dressed in their traditional attire that added beautifully to the occasion.

Classroom activities were also held in way of art and craft where students made cards, torans, diyas as takeaways for their homes. A small laxmi poojan was also held to orient students towards the customs and traditions of Diwali.

The post Redefining the festival of lights appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/redefining-festival-lights-2/feed/ 0
Vice Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University visits GIIS Chinchwad http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/vice-chancellor-op-jindal-global-university-visits-giis-chinchwad/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/vice-chancellor-op-jindal-global-university-visits-giis-chinchwad/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:53:39 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11490 It was an honor for Global Indian International School, Chinchwad to have an extremely distinguished and erudite personality, the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, Prof. Dr. C. Rajkumar, B.C.L. (Oxford), LL.M. (Harvard), S.J.D. (Hong Kong), a Rhodes Scholar, who is also the founding dean of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Sonipat, Haryana to visit the school and interact with our senior students. The delegation also included Prof. Gudmundur Eiriksson, Prof. Shaun Star and Prof. Kalyani Unkhule.

The post Vice Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University visits GIIS Chinchwad appeared first on GIIS.

]]>

Prof. Dr. C. Rajkumar, Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University visits GIIS Chinchwad

It was an honor for Global Indian International School, Chinchwad to have an extremely distinguished and erudite personality, the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, Prof. Dr. C. Rajkumar, B.C.L. (Oxford), LL.M. (Harvard), S.J.D. (Hong Kong), a Rhodes Scholar, who is also the founding dean of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Sonipat, Haryana to visit the school and interact with our senior students. The delegation also included Prof. Gudmundur Eiriksson, Prof. Shaun Star and Prof. Kalyani Unkhule.

The Leadership session vastly covered the topic, ‘Studying Law, Humanities and Social Sciences in India’. Dr Rajkumar spoke about how Humanities has progressed over the years and is increasingly becoming a sought after stream to be pursued after Grade XII. Along with this Dr Rajkumar also spoke about the blend of interdisciplinary studies that help students to become globally competent and aware. The one hour session gave students a chance to listen to some of the finest piece of advice to pursue higher studies in India and abroad. He also spoke extensively on working on intangible skill set that would definitely prove to be beneficial for the students to become global citizens and be on a pursuit of excellence.

Prof. Shaun gave an insight on the options available in Australia and Prof. Gudmundur spoke about opportunities in higher legal studies. The Q & A session was interesting as our brilliant students threw some questions at the delegates that were completely answered.

Dr Vohra, Director Principal on the occasion said, “I think sessions like these are gateways for understanding and gaining insight into a world full of opportunities for the students. It is enriching to hear to scholars who have made a mark for themselves in their field.”

The post Vice Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University visits GIIS Chinchwad appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/vice-chancellor-op-jindal-global-university-visits-giis-chinchwad/feed/ 0
Ambassadors of Literacy campaign http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/ambassadors-literacy-campaign/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/ambassadors-literacy-campaign/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:37:38 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11485 Literacy is one of the greatest gifts a person could receive and what better way to celebrate the 'Joy of Giving week' than to sensitize our grade 10 students about 'Adult Literacy' and the ways in which they can contribute towards this noble cause. Dr.Geetha Mohan, Director IDF (Indian Development foundation) addressed our students through an interactive session.

The post Ambassadors of Literacy campaign appeared first on GIIS.

]]>

Ambassadors of Literacy campaign

Literacy is one of the greatest gifts a person could receive and what better way to celebrate the ‘Joy of Giving week’ than to sensitize our grade 10 students about ‘Adult Literacy’ and the ways in which they can contribute towards this noble cause. Dr.Geetha Mohan, Director IDF (Indian Development foundation) addressed our students through an interactive session. Our students were sensitized about the areas of concern in Adult Education and how they could be resourceful in bridging this existing knowledge gap in our society.

The session began with Dr. Geetha asking questions to our students on their thoughts about Adult Literacy. Dr. Geetha highlighted the need for better understanding of the term ’Adult Literacy’. She initiated a discussion wherein the students put forth their suggestions on the various areas that they could work on and create awareness amongst the adults belonging to the less privileged sections of the society. The students identified areas like Diet and Nutrition, Legal rights awareness, Health and Hygiene and general wellness which would require immediate attention. The students very enthusiastically contributed towards the discussion and decided on creating modules which could be used for training the adults.

Students came up with suggestions and pledged to work towards this cause. “We think that education is a necessity to lead a dignified and meaningful life. While we are honored to receive education, we feel that it is our duty to share and ignite the spark of learning in the elders who could not see the light of education in their younger days owing to compromised situations of life.

 

 

 

The post Ambassadors of Literacy campaign appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/ambassadors-literacy-campaign/feed/ 0
Away from the classrooms http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/away-from-the-classrooms/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/away-from-the-classrooms/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:29:50 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11472 GMP Sports day

The post Away from the classrooms appeared first on GIIS.

]]>

Away from the Classrooms

 

Playing games and participating in physical activities gives a child an opportunity to share, laugh and have fun. To inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship and team work at very young age, we celebrated Annual Sports Day at GMP, Chinchwad on 1st Nov, 2017. It was a great start for the winter season to begin with a warming session for our little GMP stars with a planned and beautifully executed Annual Sports Day. The event started with an ecstatic opening ceremony graced by Director Principal Dr Amrita Vohra and Principal GMP, Mrs. Rashmi Srivastava who declared the sports meet open with the release of colorful balloons along with our tiny tots.

With a trumpet blast, the day began with fun games from this year’s theme “SEASONS” popping in from summer to winter. We saw our sports ground turning into a nest of young talent and energies waiting to explode! Students from Pre nursery to Class KII with cute and excited faces stepped together onto the marching line for the March Past. Our students and teachers were prepared with all the props for games like wearing raincoat, removing corns from the corn cobs and butterflies running to the finishing line, picking up and sorting seasonal things which just warmed up the entire event.

 

Our K1 presented an Edu sports display and the K2 children concluded the event by display of wonderful aerobics. Each and every activity was filled with innovation and team spirit. Our students participated with full enthusiasm and put their best foot forward to win.

 

“Sports and games provide the best learning platforms to children. It was heartening to see them enjoy all the heats planned by my very competent team of teachers that made the sports day exciting for the children”, said Mrs Rashmi Shrivastava.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The post Away from the classrooms appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/away-from-the-classrooms/feed/ 0
Best Montessori School of Singapore now in India http://giiscdaily.com/2017/10/07/best-montessori-school-singapore-now-india/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:43:48 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11458 Finally the day arrived for Global Indian International School, Chinchwad, when it proudly unveiled its premium preschool facility, Singapore based Global Montessori Plus, the largest preschool facility in Pune, an absolutely one of its kind, state of the art campus in the heart of Pimpri Chinchwad.

The post Best Montessori School of Singapore now in India appeared first on GIIS.

]]>

Best Montessori School of Singapore now in India

Finally the day arrived for Global Indian International School, Chinchwad, when it proudly unveiled its premium preschool facility, Singapore based Global Montessori Plus, the largest preschool facility in Pune, an absolutely one of its kind, state of the art campus in the heart of Pimpri Chinchwad.

The new playschool was inaugurated on October 6, 2017 by Shri Shravan Hardikar, the Commissioner of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation in the presence of Dr. Amrita Vohra, Director Principal, Mrs Rashmi Shrivastava, Principal GMP, Ms Vaishali Borde, National Head, GSF, Co-scholastics and Early Years, parents, teachers and staff. Shri Hardikar unveiled the plaque, followed by the pooja ceremony. Shri Hardikar was then taken on the school tour where he was taken in and around the campus. He was appreciative of the infrastructure and facilities in the school.

Shri Hardikar in his address congratulated the school management and wished them the best. He stated that GMP will prove to be a landmark institution in Pimpri Chinchwad and will help in changing the education firmament of the city. He also reiterated to the parents that they along with the school and teachers are responsible for providing good quality education to the young learners.

Dr. Amrita Vohra on the occasion said, “The playschool aims to provide the much desired 360 degree learning experience onto each child inspiring them to be learners with a permanence and quality. Serving as platforms of self-discovery the learning areas will ignite innate curiosity within each child and synergized by the extremely competent faculty who are specially trained for the early group learners.”

The highlights of the School include square feet of Play area, Mud Kitchen, Sand pit, Acoustics and Music Corner, Sensorial garden, 200 sq ft of Lego wall, Art corner to unleash imaginations and Activity rooms.

 

The post Best Montessori School of Singapore now in India appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
For sensitizing students… http://giiscdaily.com/2017/10/07/for-sensitizing-students/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:17:30 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11453 Safety of children is of prime concern for all but an unfortunate reality in today’s world is that the safety of our children is often at stake. Some recent incidents have further accentuated the need to ensure safety of young children and hence this is an issue which requires immediate attention. Global Indian International School held sensitizing sessions across grades of pre primary and primary talking to them on appropriate touch and behavior.

The post For sensitizing students… appeared first on GIIS.

]]>

For sensitizing students…

Safety of children is of prime concern for all but an unfortunate reality in today’s world is that the safety of our children is often at stake. Some recent incidents have further accentuated the need to ensure safety of young children and hence this is an issue which requires immediate attention. Global Indian International School held sensitizing sessions across grades of pre primary and primary talking to them on appropriate touch and behavior.

The session on good touch bad touch was taken up and children were encouraged to speak up to their parents or teachers or family members if they experience any sort of bad touch. They were sensitized on what could be inappropriate touching and given instructions on touching rules that are appropriate. Teachers took the session with their classes where they were shown videos and were oriented towards basic rules that they should be careful of.

The behavioral counselor, Ms Kinjal Goradia also took a session with parents of pre primary students who are the most vulnerable group of kids and gave them a few warning signs to observe and be careful of. She gave a talk on building up a healthy and comfortable relationship with their children so that there is no fear in the innocent minds.

The post For sensitizing students… appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
Staring into the blue light http://giiscdaily.com/2017/10/07/staring-blue-light/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:15:10 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11447 Most of the research on screen time focuses on kids, because, after all, that's where the biggest difference in lifestyle is. Adults may stare at computers all day as a simple matter of course because under obvious scenarios it is hard to find standard 9-to-5 job that doesn't involve a screen. However, children are supposed to be gleefully climbing trees, throwing apples and engaging in other traditional manifestations of childhood, not staring at a smartphone for hours on end.

The post Staring into the blue light appeared first on GIIS.

]]>

Staring into the blue light

Most of the research on screen time focuses on kids, because, after all, that’s where the biggest difference in lifestyle is. Adults may stare at computers all day as a simple matter of course because under obvious scenarios it is hard to find standard 9-to-5 job that doesn’t involve a screen. However, children are supposed to be gleefully climbing trees, throwing apples and engaging in other traditional manifestations of childhood, not staring at a smartphone for hours on end.

 

Being concerned about whether children are spending too much time around screens is not exactly a new worry, but it’s a field where some interesting new conclusions have been found recently. To understand and make parents aware of the long term harmful effects of screen on children, a workshop was conducted by Ms Ophelia Lobo, Counselor. The objective of the workshop was not only to equip parents with the information on screen exposure and its effects, but also to empower them to change screen-time habits at home.

 

Parents were taken through a series of causes as to why parents these days look at screen-time as ‘play/learning time’, at the same time not realizing the effects it has on their child’s brain and development. Screen-time is addictive and can take over the entire range of interests, hobbies and skills of a child. Therefore, it cannot be used to substitute real-time play. The workshop strongly focused on the damages of screen-tme in the following aspects:

 

Effects on – 

  • Brain and its development
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Behavior
  • Social skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Sleep
  • Speech
  • Body

Parents also shared how their kids throw tantrums and were taken through what they can do to manage such behaviour. Many activities to replace this habit were also spoken about. There were some activities throughout the interaction and parents were real game while participating. What was really appreciated was not only their interaction but also their receptiveness in understanding the true effects of digital screens. Towards the end, parents were also educated about parental control apps, softwares, child friendly websites, and other aspects such as installing spyware and anti-virus to avoid cyber-dangers.

 

The post Staring into the blue light appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
We are now No.2 in Pune http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/25/11439/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:33:45 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11439 We are now No.2 in Pune                          It was double whammy for Global Indian International School as it was bestowed upon with the most coveted award of India in the Education sector. We are now ranked No. 2 school of the city by Education World India School Rankings 2017 in the […]

The post We are now No.2 in Pune appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
We are now No.2 in Pune

                        

It was double whammy for Global Indian International School as it was bestowed upon with the most coveted award of India in the Education sector. We are now ranked No. 2 school of the city by Education World India School Rankings 2017 in the category of Day Co-ed Schools. It is a matter of paramount happiness for the GIIS Chinchwad Family to have received this honor. We are 17 in Maharashtra, the state with the maximum number of premium institutions in the country. Basking in the glory of the team of GIIS Chinchwad remains committed and steadfast in scaling newer heights of success.

To compile the EW India School Rankings 2017, a sample size of almost 10,000 knowledgeable parents, educationists, principals, teachers and students were interviewed in 28 cities by field researchers of the Delhi based C fore and asked to rate schools on 14 parameters of education excellence.

The School received a total score of 1140/1500 under the 14 parameters of educational excellence like Academic reputation, Co-curricular education, Sports education, Leadership/management quality, Infrastructure provision, Internationalism, Special needs education, Life skills education, Individual attention to students, Competence of faculty, Teacher welfare and development, Community service and Value for money.

The honor was received by the Director Principal Dr Amrita Vohra and Sugandha Khandelwal- Head Communications & Marketing in a grand function at The Leela, Gurgaon on September 22 and 23, 2017. Director Principal Dr Vohra said, “Achieving the position of 2nd best School of the city is a testimony to the hard work and sincerity put in by the entire GIIS Chinchwad Fraternity. We will continue to go beyond excellence and create newer and better opportunities for the students.” She also thanked the parents for their unwavering support that they always extend which helps the school to take newer heights.

GIIS Chinchwad proudly focuses on incorporating the best educational practices of the world in all the areas like curriculum development, global exposure to students, leadership opportunities, extra and co curricular activities, teaching practices, infrastructure, safety and administration.

 

The post We are now No.2 in Pune appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
Insight into Queens University, UK http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/21/insight-queens-university-uk/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:21:26 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11424 At Global Indian International School, providing Career counseling and guidance to our students has always been an integral part in the senior years. Continuing in the same direction, a session was organized for Grade XI and XII students

The post Insight into Queens University, UK appeared first on GIIS.

]]>

Insight into Queens University, UK

At Global Indian International School, providing Career counseling and guidance to our students has always been an integral part in the senior years. Continuing in the same direction, a session was organized for Grade XI and XII students where they were oriented towards The Queens University, Belfast, UK. A representative of the University, Mr Trueman spoke to the students and took them through the functioning and offerings of the University.

This session was organized by our Career Counseling partners Univariety who for the last 4 years have been instrumental in orienting students to make informed career choices and helping them by providing a detailed insight into various Universities with their choice of streams. This session also covered various aspects that are considered by parents and students both before enrolling for any university/college. Mr Trueman spoke about the process of admissions, fee structure, and history of the University and in what way students could benefit.

This was followed by a Q & A session where the students cleared their doubts and were given clarity on the various admission and application processes. Students also inquired on the lifestyle and cost of living in the city and Mr Trueman happily answered their queries.

The post Insight into Queens University, UK appeared first on GIIS.

]]>
Hindi Diwas http://giiscdaily.com/2017/09/21/hindi-diwas/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:52:43 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11418 It is said that the best form of expression for humans is through their mother tongue and native language and for us as Indians it comes with the language of Hindi. Our emotional bonding, comfort and identity will always be more inclined towards Hindi as it forms the basis of our existence. Hindi as a language has evolved through a rich legacy and is extremely rich in vocabulary.

The post Hindi Diwas appeared first on GIIS.

]]>

In admiration of our National Language

It is said that the best form of expression for humans is through their mother tongue and native language and for us as Indians it comes with the language of Hindi. Our emotional bonding, comfort and identity will always be more inclined towards Hindi as it forms the basis of our existence. Hindi as a language has evolved through a rich legacy and is extremely rich in vocabulary.

At GIIS Chinchwad we strive to sensitize students towards the importance of our national language. We teach them that no matter how proficient and articulate we get in other languages, the first word which still takes predominance over any other languages when we face trouble is ‘maa’. We also orient them towards the magic that can be woven with the Hindi syllables. An inter-house activity of ‘Slogan Writing’ was held in classes where children formed groups and came up with slogans on the importance of the national language. Some slogans like “Ekta ki jaan hai, Hindi desh ki shaan hai” were seen around and were selected for best entries.

The post Hindi Diwas appeared first on GIIS.

]]>