ISM DELEGATES ATTEND UNSC IN DUBAI
Four students of Indian School Muscat attended the 10th United Nations Simulation Conference, an educational activity focusing on civics, communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy, on Sunday 29th November 2015 which was held at Our Own Indian School, Dubai Campus a GEMS Education School.
The objective of this Simulation Conference is to familiarize the future world citizens with the ways to seek solutions for global issues through discussions, negotiations, debates and develop interest in the rapidly growing global community. It will thereby instill in the contesting and participating student fraternity a greater sense of universal citizenship.
The participant delegates from ISM are Neha Sasidharan of XI B represented Ukrain in the General Assembly, Swayamprava Satpathy of XI F represented Philippines in the General Assembly, Merrin Elza John of XI C represented Ukraine in the Security Council and Anjali Amarkumar XI F represented Zimbabwe in the Economic and Social Council.
Mr. Gangadhara Naik of the Dept. of Social Science trained and conducted mentoring sessions for the participants equipping them with fine-tuned draft resolutions. Ms. Harpreet Kaur from the Dept.of Social Science accompanied them to the Conference in Dubai. Principal Mr. Srinivas K Naidu, Vice Principal Sr. Section Mr. Deep Wilson and AVP Sr. Section Ms. Geeta M Chauhan complimented the students for their keenness and passion in partaking in events helpful in forming a mature world view and global understanding.
Neha Sasidharan of XI B represented Ukrain in the General Assembly and secured First Runner Up Trophy for presenting position paper.
A Tour to the Battlefields Of Europe Creates History For ISM
This Summer from the 18th to 27of June, 2015, 13 students and a teacher visited the battlefields of WWI on the western front and the Nazi camps of WWII. The students gained a vast knowledge on how the geological make-up of the ground and the peculiarities of the landscape inevitably played a major part in influencing strategy, tactics, development of new weaponry and fighting techniques in the battles of the Western Front. Many fascinating stories about daily life on the fighting fronts and the home front and some of the wonderful treasures houses, museums and personal accounts by the people whose lives were affected by the war were all part of a firsthand experience for our students. Apart from this enriching and touching experience these 13 students created history when they were accredited by a guide of being the only Indian Students to visit the Battlefields and pay respect to those long forgotten soldiers. A mission truly accomplished.
A moment of silence was maintained to pay our due respect for our Indian soldiers buried here.
Mr. Martin Dekkers, the Guide, who accredited our students
Students of Class XII were taken for an overnight stay at Al- Nahda resorts on the 20th and 21st of November. 112 students accompanied by 10 teachers went for the trip.
The trip aims to provide training for leadership and organising skills among the students. The students were trained to float the circular, collect the money, deposit the same and coordinate the entire programme. This provides them an opportunity to learn and incorporate these skills in day to day life.
The resort offers opportunities for cycling, swimming and playing games like Table-Tennis, Football etc., The food served at the resort was exquisite. This trip gave them an opportunity to unwind themselves from the routine of normal life.
VISIT TO WALJAT COLLEGE
A group of 85 biology students of class 12 , with 3 teachers visited biotechnology lab of Waljat college of engineering as a part of extended learning through lab visits. It was a great learning experience to the students as they could see the various instruments and techniques followed in the process of Biotechnology like “gel electrophoresis” and “fermentation”. Thanks to the team that supported
The Sanskriti Club in continuation of its fulfillment of nurturing skills in various etiquettes,
organized a trip to the National Hospitality Institute Al Wadi Al Kabeer on 18th and 27th August 2014 for 41 member students. The Children were accompanied by their Coordinator & Teacher, Mrs. Sheeba George, Mrs Zeeshan Farheen and Dr. Amruth Iftequar.
The Students had a wonderful experience with the faculty of the college who demonstrated various tasks for the benefit of the students. These included, Table manners, Setting up tables for parties, Catering to the Guests, Coffee making & Bread making. The Student were taken to a tour of College, explained the courses offered along with their importance. Our Principal, Srinivas K Naidu graced the trip by coming & talking to the faculty & exchanging views & taking inputs from the Principal & faculty of NHI.
All in All the Students had a wonderful trip & came highly enriched which was a great feather in the cap of the Club.
As part of our co-curricular and co-scholastic activities, the senior School has organized the following trips during this academic year.
Tour of Madrid, Spain
The Senior section of the Indian School Muscat organized a tour of Madrid, Spain during the winter vacation for six days from the 19th of December to the 24th of December, 2012. 25 boys and girls along with two teachers participated in the excursion. The trip included a tour of the city of Madrid, Visit to the world famous club of Real Madrid, visit to the ancient city of Toledo which included the tour of the famous Catedral De Toledo and the monastery El Escorial. The children also had a wonderful experience of spending time at the warner Brothers theme park with its tantalizing rides and theatres. We visited the monastery at
El Escorial. The tour was an amazing mixture of the old and modern Spain.
Winter Tour -Dec.2012
Students of the Middle Section of the Indian School Muscat (ISM) went on an educational trip to Malaysia from 12th to 16th December, 2012. 23 students were accompanied by two teachers Ms.Beena Koshy and Mr.Sajeev. The first stop was at Putrajaya. Putrajaya a planned city that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia is located 25km south of KualaLumpur, The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, due to overcrowding and congestion in the Kuala Lumpur areas.
On the second day, we visited Batu Caves. Batu Caves in the Gombak district is a limestone hill which has a series of caves and cave temples. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. The divine presence and the calm atmosphere that prevailed at the holy shrine helped us to experience peace beyond measure.
Later we headed towards Genting Highlands. The cable car ride through the mist covered mountains, and the chill weather transported us into a dream world. Genting Highlands otherwise known as Resorts World Genting, is a hill resort in Malaysia developed by Genting Group. It is nestled on a mountain peak (maximum elevation about 1,860 metres (6,100 ft)) within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. It is accessible by a cable car called the Genting Skyway which at its opening used to be the worlds’ fastest and South East Asia’s longest gondola lift.
On the Third day we visited Petrosains which is located within the imposing Petronas Twin Tower building. Petrosains is a modern museum housing many exhibits. Covering a total area of 100.000 square feet, this interactive science discovery centre traces the development of petroleum science and technology. Then we went to Sunway Lagoon and enjoyed the water rides.
Fourth day we had a city tour. Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, which have become an iconic symbol of Malaysia’s futuristic developments. The children sang and danced to bring the curtains down to a wonderful tour. The excellent weather and careful arrangements made the trip a truly memorable experience for the students. It was a truly enriching and unforgettable experience.