Declamation Contest 2013-14
Indian School Muscat organized the Inter-class Declamation Contest 2013-14 for class VIII on Thursday, 9th May, 2013. The following are the winners of the competition.
1. NAJLAH NOUSHAD – VIII N
2. GLADIS SARA SUNNY – VIII I
1. ADTHIYA HARIHARAN – VIII G
1. CHARMIE RAJAN – VIII B
2. MAHIMA SUSAN VARGHESE – VIII C
1. DOMINIC ALEX JOSEPH – VIII G
TOASTMASTERS GAVEL CLUB INAUGURATED AT ISM
Toastmasters Gavel Club was recently inaugurated at Indian School Muscat in the presence of Principal Mr. Achuthan Madhav, Mr. Mathew Abraham, Adviser to the Board of Directors for the Indian Schools in the Sultanate, Vice Principals of Middle and Primary sections, Heads of various departments, teachers volunteers, parents, students and leading toastmasters in town.
The day’s event commenced with the lighting of the traditional lamp and a prayer song rendered by the young gaveliers of the school.
Mr. Jacob Zacharias, Vice Principal, Middle Section, welcomed the guests.
Mr. Eskalin Gonsalves, Head of Department of English gave a brief introduction about the Gavel Club and the need for such a club in the school. He quoted, “Power of sound is stronger than power of sense.” The school has started the Gavel clubs with the vision of creating powerful speakers and impressive leaders. TM Gavel club develops the skills for personality development through ‘learning by doing workshops’. 160 students of classes VII and VIII have enrolled and are grouped into five Gavel Clubs.
Mr. Mathew Abraham, advisor to the Board of Directors was the Guest of Honour. He thanked the students and parents for joining the Gavel Club. He advised the students to read good books and to carry a book wherever they go. He said that the powerful speakers like Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy and Jawaharlal Nehru had all mesmerized the world with their oratorical skills and marched the people forward at difficult times. He reminded the students that the world wass very complex and they should think big, work hard and dream of getting stars.
The Principal, Mr. Achuthan Madhav delivered the Presidential address. He expressed his hope that this new programme would help the students to improve their study habits and communication skills, and they would learn new study techniques through the sessions of the clubs. The Toastmasters of Oman and the teacher volunteers were introduced to the gathering.
A video presentation about the functioning of the Toastmasters International was made by DTM George Thomas. He congratulated the school and the parents for taking this decision of joining the Gavel Clubs. He said that it’s the first time in the history of Toastmasters Club that five clubs were begun in a day.
A Demo Session of Gavel Club was conducted by the KTI Gaveliers. This helped the enrolled Gaveliers to understand the proceedings of the Gavel Club. TM Vivek Pai shared his experience at Gavel Club and ensured the students that this club would completely change and mould them into powerful speakers and strong personalities.
The programme ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs.Yvette D’Souza. Ms. Sitalakshmi Mehta emceed the entire proceedings very well.
- The department of English conducts various Competitions such as Poetry Recitation, Story Telling ,Elocution ,Declamation and Creative Writing .
- Various Competitions such as Hindi Recitation, Essay writing, hand writing and debate are conducted by the Department of Hindi .
- The department of Social Science conducts quizzes for various classes on topics like Regions of the world, Indian Political system, Oceans and Continents and
- The department of Arabic conducts Arabic Singing & handwriting competitions
- The department of French conducts French singing competition.
- The department of Malayalam conducts a number of competitions for motivating the students of Malayalam sections.
Cyber quiz is conducted every year to instill interest among the students in the field of Computer Science and also make them aware of the latest developments in the field of computer Technology. They are quizzed on various topics relating to the computer field. Cyber Quiz was conducted for the students of Class VIII on 24th Nov 2012.
EXTERNAL COMPETITIONS IN SCIENCE
Our students have ample opportunities to participate in competitions organized by our school. These intra school competitions, though well organized and highly competitive, do not provide sufficient experience and exposure to our students. Therefore we spare no efforts in providing opportunities for our students to participate in various competitions organized at national and inter school levels by various organizations. Such external competitions are excellent opportunities for our students to whet their various scientific skills.
SastraPratibha Examination is the most prominent among the external competitions in science. It is a multiple choice time bound examination on science topics designed to gauge the logic, reasoning ability and arithmetic skills of the middle school children. Apart from this, some of our selected students get an opportunity to participate in the science exhibition conducted in connection with this examination.This inter school event provides our students a chance to display their skills and creativity in making models that explain theories and principles in science.
Maths and Science Olympiad conducted by AIMSO is another chance for our students to win laurels at national level.
Green Olympiad conducted by the reputable TERI, New Delhi, for students in VIII and above helps to inculcate among the participants a sense of respect and responsibility towards environment.
FRENCH SINGING COMPETITION
The French Department of the Middle Section of Indian School Muscat conducted a French Singing Competition on Saturday, 10th November 2012. A group of 8 students from each of the sections of Stds. V,VI VII and VIII sang French songs with the accompaniment of music played by Mr. Savio. This activity was aimed at enhancing the speaking and listening skills of the students learning French. Two native French speakers , Ms. Celine working In Royal Flight School and Ms Julie , teaching in an international school and a music teacher from ISM, Ms. Meenakshi were invited to judge the competition. They appreciated the excellent presentation of the songs.