Indian Muscat students to get tablets
by REJIMON K | AUGUST 30, 2014 , 10 : 30 PM GST |
A special section has also been added to the school’s website to help students to access worksheets, question papers and study materials from their homes. The school is also coordinating with various subject content providers to make learning more digital.–File photo
Muscat: Students of classes IV, VIII, and IX of the Indian School Muscat (ISM) will soon be equipped with tablets if parents and school officials press the enter button of the first project, a school management committee official said.
“To reduce the load of books and to ease their learning, we have plans to introduce tablets for students. We had a meeting with the parents. They sound positive. We have sought feedback from them,” Avirat Vaishanav, the ISM management committee president, told Times of Oman.
Yesterday, the school held a meeting with parents in this regard. “The parents have to shell out money for the tablet. As we have to provide the best and hardy devices for the children, we will be coordinating the purchase. We are planning to implement the project by this October. The upgrading of the device will be done by the school,” the SMC president added.
Meanwhile, a majority of parents are also upbeat over the school’s move.
“We have got the feedback form. It sounds a good move. Let the children get acquainted with modern learning and technology,” a group of parents said.
However, the financial implications has left some parents worried.
“This is a good move. We welcome it. However, we are worried whether we will be able to afford it. The school authorities should make sure that it will be cost effective and of good quality,” the parents said.
A few months ago, with a view to improving the learning abilities of students and the skills of teachers, ISM had partnered with eWorld, to provide digital content, special web pages for both parents and children and SMS assistance.
In addition to installing computers, smart boards, projectors and speakers in classrooms, the school has introduced the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, which will help teachers to improve their teaching and manage their volume of work effectively.
The e-initiatives have not only eased the workload of teachers, but also enabled parents to keep a tab on their children’s education.
Further, it has helped parents to log onto the school server and receive updates on their children’s performance in real-time.
There are some 9,000 students studying in the school, along with a teaching and non-teaching staff of 400.
According to a school official, a special section has also been added onto the school website to help students to access worksheets, question papers, study materials, and other classroom tools from their homes. In addition to this, they have set up SMS assistance systems to ease communications between parents and the school.
The school is also coordinating with various subject content providers to make learning more digital.
“Digitally rich content mapped onto Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be delivered through the school server. This will offer support in making teaching more lively, interactive and technically driven. Teachers are also empowered with desktops and laptops to deliver content more efficiently in the classrooms and keep themselves abreast of the latest educational teaching methods,” the school officials had said then.
The school has also launched its e-magazine, highlighting the achievements of students and teachers. Also, the school is incorporating CCTV surveillance to enhance the safety and security of its students and staff in and around the campus.
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Indian School Muscat e-initiatives to boost teaching skills, learning abilities of children
BY REJIMON K | MAY 10, 2014 , 7 : 54 PM GST
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Muscat: With a view to improving students’ learning abilities and the teaching skills of teachers, Indian School Muscat (ISM) has joined with eWorld, providing digital content, special webpages for both parents and children and SMS assistance, school officials said.
“In addition to installing computers, smart boards, projectors and speakers in classrooms, we have introduced ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, which will help teachers to improve their teaching and manage their volume of work effectively,” school officials said, adding that the e-initiatives launched recently are working smoothly.
“Not only will it ease the workload of teachers, but it will also enable parents to keep a tab on their children’s education,” school officials added.
Further, parents will be able to log onto the school server and receive updates on their children’s performance in real-time.
“Moreover, in a move to cut down on the use of paper, from now on circulars will also be uploaded onto the school’s website,” the school officials added.
There are some 9,000 students studying in the school, along with a teaching and non-teaching staff of 400.
“A special section has also been added onto the school website to help students access worksheets, question papers, study materials, and other classroom tools from their homes. In addition to this, we have set up SMS assistance systems to ease communications between parents and the school,” the school officials added. The school is also coordinating with various subject content providers to make learning more digital.
“Digital rich content mapped onto Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be delivered through the school server. This will offer support in making teaching more lively, interactive and technically driven. Teachers are also empowered with desktops and laptops to deliver content more efficiently in the classrooms and keep themselves abreast of the latest educational teaching methods,” the school officials added.
Meanwhile, the school has launched its e-magazine, highlighting the achievements of students and teachers. Also, the school is incorporating CCTV surveillance to enhance the safety and security of its students and staff in and around the campus.
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Indian School Muscat girls down Ghubra to emerge winners
BYTIMES NEWS SERVICE | MAY 05, 2014 , 10 : 17 PM GST
ISM players pose for a group photo after their title triumph. – Supplied photo
Muscat: Indian School Muscat (ISM) defeated Indian School Al Ghubra (ISG) by 35 runs to clinch top honours in the Oman Cricket-conducted Girls Under-19 Inter-school Twenty20 League Tournament.
Electing to bat first, ISM scored 129 for the loss of seven wickets at the end of their quota of 20 overs with Komal Shettigar top scoring with 31. Forty-four extras, including 41 wides and a no ball, helped swell the score.
Saya Channa was the pick of the bowlers returning with figures of three for 16 in four overs.
ISG in reply lost wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 94 in 19.4 overs. Skipper Sunayna Devaiah chipped in with a useful 20 while ISM conceded 38 extras, including 35 wides and a no ball.
Shaina D’Souza grabbed three wickets for eight runs in three overs while Jeena Jones picked up two wickets conceding 12 runs in four overs.
Vaishali Jesrani, co-ordinator of Women’s Cricket, thanked Oman Cricket for organising the tournament and the schools as well as parents for taking keen interest in the game.
Speaking during the prize-giving ceremony, she urged the girls to continue with practice while requesting all parents to support their children and encourage them to take part in future tournaments.
Vaishali also thanked the umpires, ground Staff and OC office staff for all assistance extended to her in organising a successful event.
She also informed the training camp for girls will resume from this week with sessions held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m at the Bosher Olympic Centre in Bausher while introducing Sajit Kumar as the new coach.
Oman Cricket General Secretary Madhu Jesrani also spoke on the occasion and congratulated ISM for winning the title.
The awards were presented by chief guest Anil Khimji.
Brief scores: Indian School Muscat 129 for 7 in 20 overs (Komal Shettigar 31; Saya Channa 3/16) bt Indian School Al Ghubra 94 all out in 19.4 overs (Sunayna Devaiah 20; Shaina D’Souza 3/8, Jeena Jones 2/12).
Individual honours: Best batswoman: Aditi Bhatnagar (ISG); Best bowler: Sneha Bhatt (ISM);
Consolation Prize: Akshadha Gunasekar (ISWK).
Indian School Muscat square off against ISG in girls’ U-19 final
BYTIMES NEWS SERVICE | APRIL 28, 2014 , 7 : 55 PM GST
Muscat: Sneha played a stellar role, claiming three wickets in four overs, as Indian School Muscat (ISM) defeated Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir (ISWK) by five wickets to enter the final of the Oman Cricket-organised Girls Under-19 Inter-school Twenty20 tournament by virtue of a better net run rate.
Invited to bat first, a 10-member ISWK were given a solid start Akshadha Gunasekar (46) and Jayadhanyha Gunasekar (21) who were associated in an opening partnership of 69 runs.
With the exit of the duo in quick succession, wickets tumbled and the team were bowled out for 128 in 19.5 overs.
None of the other batters entered double figures while Mr Extras was credited with 50, including 48 wides and two no balls.
For ISM, Shruthi lent valuable support to Sneha in the bowling department ending with two for 21 in three overs.
ISM reached their target in 17.4 overs losing five wickets in the process.
Opening the batting Jeena top scored with 34 while Sujana chipped in with 26.
Sumati Shenoy picked up two wickets conceding 32 runs in four overs.
Brief scores: ISWK 128 all out in 19.5 overs (Akshadha Gunasekar 46, Jayadhanyha Gunasekar 21; Sneha 3/17, Shruthi 2/21) lost to ISM 129 for 5 in 17.4 overs (Jeena 34, Sujana 26; Sumati Shenoy 2/32). Points: ISM – 2 (3 games, 4 pts), ISWK – Nil (3 games, 4 pts).
Skipper and opening bat Aditi Bhatnagar smashes an unbeaten 94 off 70 balls to help Indian School Al Ghubra (ISG) register massive 142-run win against Indian School Al Seeb (ISAS). ISG too advanced to the final on better net run rate.
Opting to bat first, ISG scored a massive 254 for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs thanks to an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 141 runs between Aditi and Royala F, who scored an unbeaten 42 in 20 deliveries.
Extras made up of 88 wides and two no balls helped swell the score.
Requiring a daunting 255 for victory, ISAS managed to score 112 for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs aided by 38 wides. Jemi Rose scored 23.
Moneesha Kapoor was the pick of the bowlers returning with figures of four for 15 while Jemmina G. bagged two wickets.
Brief scores: ISG 254 for 3 in 20 overs (Aditi Bhatnagar 94 n.o., Royala F. 42 n.o) bt ISAS 112 for 9 in 20 overs (Jemi Rose 23; Moneesha Kapoor 4/15, Jemmina G. 2/15). Points: ISG – 2 (3 matches, 4 pts), ISAS – Nil (3 matches, Nil).
ISM and ISG will now clash in the final to be played on May 3 at the Ministry Ground No. 1 in Al Amerat.
The match is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
Prefects’ investiture ceremony at Indian School Muscat
Saturday 10th, May 2014 / 19:22 Written by Oman Observer
INDIAN School Muscat (ISM) organised their prestigious investiture ceremony of the Junior Prefectorial Council, the Head Boy, Head Girl and the four Vice Captains of the Middle Section, on May 5 in the school’s multipurpose hall. A total of 123 boys and girls were formally invested as prefects by the Guest of Honour, Commander Austin Smith, Naval and Air Attaché, British Embassy, Muscat, Madam Rebekka Smith, the Principal, Srinivas K Naidu and other dignitaries.
The function commenced with the Prefect designates of Class VIII, the four Vice Captains and the Head boy and the Head girl marching with the school and the House flags.
The Vice-Principal of the Middle Section, Jacob Zacharias, welcomed the gathering. The highlight of the day was the assembling of the elected prefects in a V formation, flanking the school flag and the four house flags.
The principal administered the oath to the office bearers, followed by the pinning of badges. Assistant Vice-Principal, Eskalin Gonsalves then led the Prefects in a prayer, after which the Guest of Honour addressed the gathering.
He congratulated the prefects and appealed to them to live up to the pledge that they had taken.
The function concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Ashna Vasudeva, the Head Girl of the Middle Section.
Indian School Muscat Students’ Council sworn in
Tuesday 06th, May 2014 / 19:18 Written by Oman Observer
INDIAN School Muscat (ISM) Senior Section held the solemn investiture ceremony of its Prefects and Members of the Student Council 2014-15, on Sunday in the School Hall. Captain Arjun Dev Nair, Defence Adviser to the Embassy of India, Muscat was the Chief Guest. Principal, Srinivas K Naidu, vice principals, Asst Vice Principals, and heads of various departments, staff, students and parents attended the ceremony. The function began with the prayer song sung by the school choir.
The opening of the formal and impressive installation ceremony was marked by the marching in of the Prefects, followed by the members of the student council, house captains and vice captains accompanied by the school band. Principal administered the oath of office to the prefects and the members of the student council.
The chief guest, Captain Arjun Dev Nair endowed the head boy K R Vigneshwar, head girl, Ankita Sadarjoshi, Asst head boy, Alen Jiji Tom, and Asst head girl, Angela Alex with their brooch of office. The head boy received the school flag from the chief guest with pride.
The principal conferred badges on the four house captains and handed their individual house flags. The vice-principals of the various sections Deep Wilson, Jacob Zacharias, Priya Murali and Prema George honoured the coordinators and the assistant coordinators with their badges of office. The assistant vice-principals of the senior section Kailash Naithani, Geeta Chauhan, the counsellors and the heads of different faculties, privileged the prefects with their coat of arms. The house masters and the house Mistresses honoured the vice captains of each house with their badges.
The chief guest applauded the young elected leaders and gave them crucial guidelines for their success. While urging them he took the example of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, and underlined the basic principles of leadership.
He counselled them to discharge their duties with sincerity, courage and encouraged them to aspire to be good leaders and to be prepared for surprises.
Indian School Muscat inaugurates new Gavel Clubs
Saturday 19th, April 2014 / 22:20 Written by Oman Observer
The inauguration of seven new Toastmasters Gavel Clubs was organised recently at the new multipurpose hall of Indian School Muscat. Dr Aju Samuel Koshy, member of the School Managing Committee, presided over the function. Rakesh K P and Gurbinder Singh Punn, members of the School Managing Committee were also present.
Srinivas K Naidu, Principal, welcomed the gathering. He urged and encouraged the gaveliers to hone their oratorical and leadership skills by making the best out of the Gavel Clubs. The Principal expressed his joy on the achievement of ISM being the first school in the Sultanate to have the largest number of Gavel Clubs as of date, with 13 Gavel Clubs under its wings. The gavaliers of ISM Gavel Clubs presented a flawless demo session. The Toastmaster Counsellors and Teacher Volunteers of the ISM Gavel Clubs for the academic year 2013-2014 were felicitated during the function. Srikumar Pai, George Thomas, Alex Crasta and Clita Crasta were among the Toastmasters present and honoured.
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