GIIS http://giiscdaily.com Just another WordPress site Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:20:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body http://giiscdaily.com/2017/12/26/reading-mind-exercise-body/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/12/26/reading-mind-exercise-body/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:20:43 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11527 “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”, this quote by Joseph Addison stands true as reading enriches the brain with new thoughts, ideas, theories.

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“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”, this quote by Joseph Addison stands true as reading enriches the brain with new thoughts, ideas, theories. It also beautifully adds to elevating imagination, broadening perspectives and enriching the vocabulary of children. To ignite a love for learning in children, a “Book Week” was held in the month of December at the Global Montessori Plus, Chinchwad.

One whole week was devoted to books and their magic. From reading books to picture books, story books to concept books, our children were given a whole lot of books to explore and learn. Reading helps children in a variety of ways. A session on storytelling was held where the stories provoked inquisitiveness, imagination and discussion among the groups. It was very satisfying to see young children ask questions and discuss with their teachers about that particular story. Listening to these stories also assists in the development of literacy skills and language development. The students also made bookmarks and picture books along with their teachers as cherished souvenirs. The tiny tots were also taken to an open garden space for a reading time with nature. The purpose was this was to expose children to a wide range of elements of nature, plants and our flora and fauna.

Mothers were invited for a story telling session in each class.

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Confluence of Talents http://giiscdaily.com/2017/12/26/confluence-of-talents/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/12/26/confluence-of-talents/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:06:09 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11520 For the past few days, Global Indian International School has been a hub of music and dance, performances that will remain as a cherished memory forever, moments that took our breath away and a show that will be a fond reminiscence always. The concerts of Primary segment for grades 1 to 5 were graced by 6 different shows from December 16 to 21 on a theme of “The Festival of Fairytales” and “Opera La Superpower”

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For the past few days, Global Indian International School has been a hub of music and dance, performances that will remain as a cherished memory forever, moments that took our breath away and a show that will be a fond reminiscence always. The concerts of Primary segment for grades 1 to 5 were graced by 6 different shows from December 16 to 21 on a theme of “The Festival of Fairytales” and “Opera La Superpower”

The six day long concerts were power packed evenings that beautifully displayed our exceptional kids who are a storehouse of contagious energies and talents. The festival of fairytales was a beautiful lyrical journey into the woods depicting fairytales. A beautiful story stitched together, this show was embellished by drama and dance. The props, backdrop and the entire stage added to the grandeur of the event. It was heartening to see little children enacting different characters perfectly. The performances drew a huge applause from the audiences which comprised of parents and grandparents. The dances were well choreographed and the little steps added to the glamour beautifully. The script for both the shows was chalked out beautifully and had a message for the audience. Some of the highlights included the enacting of a witch, the wolf and superheroes.

Many eminent personalities graced the concerts as Chief Guests and Guests of Honor. Some of them were Shri Nitin Kalje, Mayor of PCMC, Smt Shailaja More, Vice Mayor of PCMC, Fatima Agarkar, Educationist and Founder of KA Edu Associates, Laleh Busheri, CEO-Prashanti Cancer Care Mission, Dr Nikhil Patil, Amruta Gulati- Ex president, Innerwheel Rotary Club etc. All the guests congratulated the school and the parents for being part of such a great institution.

Parents were very appreciative of the shows put up and complimented the teachers for training the students so well. To see pictures visit the school FB page https://www.facebook.com/giischinchwad.

 

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Rendezvous with Legends http://giiscdaily.com/2017/12/26/rendezvous-with-legends/ http://giiscdaily.com/2017/12/26/rendezvous-with-legends/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:58:58 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11509 A musical starry night was recently concluded at the Global Indian International School, Chinchwad where the biennale concert was held for the secondary segment. With the theme of “Rendezvous with legends”, this evening was a lyrical and musical tribute to the most

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A musical starry night was recently concluded at the Global Indian International School, Chinchwad where the biennale concert was held for the secondary segment. With the theme of “Rendezvous with legends”, this evening was a lyrical and musical tribute to the most iconic and legendary stars from the world of music and art.  Held on December 13 and 14, 2017 this concert was a testimony to the international standards and talents of the school.

Some of the artists celebrated in this concert were the Indian legends like Ustaad Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, A.R. Rahman, Rukmini Devi, Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. Adding to the global flavor we also honored the icons like Madonna, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. The show was based on the theme of “Global Award Ceremony”, where the students enacting as different legends were felicitated for their unmatched contribution to their fields. This was followed by a beautifully choreographed musical rendition of the legend to pay him a glorious tribute.

The students put up a spectacular show which was an amalgamation of well rehearsed steps, feet tapping music and an awesome stage. Each dance took the audience through a journey of reminiscing some of the most wonderful creations that resonate in our memories even today. The choir set an appropriate tone for the concert as the air was filled with melodious harmony amidst the evening sky.  Some of the student achievers were also felicitated in this grand evening for their accomplishments in the year. The Chief Guests for the two days were Mr. G.K. Pillai, CEO and MD of Walchand Industries and Mrs Madhurie Singh, Blogger while Mrs Leela Broom was the guest of honor. They congratulated the school for holding an event at such a grand scale and encouraged the students.

Director Principal, Dr Amrita Vohra on the occasion said, “Concerts are a beautiful platform for learning some important life skills and we put our hearts into it. It is a delight to watch children perform on the stage. They learn about team work, mutual respect and tolerance.”

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Redefining the festival of lights http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/redefining-festival-lights-2/ 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

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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.

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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/ 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.

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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.”

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Ambassadors of Literacy campaign http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/ambassadors-literacy-campaign/ 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.

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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.

 

 

 

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Away from the classrooms http://giiscdaily.com/2017/11/11/away-from-the-classrooms/ Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:29:50 +0000 http://giiscdaily.com/?p=11472 GMP Sports day

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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