Grand Master Viswanathan Anand Visit
Christmas Assembly 2014
OMAN NATIONAL DAY 2014
LOYALTY MARCH as part of National Day Celebration on 15th November 2014
“CELEBRATING NATIONAL UNITY DAY ON 30th OCTOBER 2014″
INDIAN SCHOOL MUSCAT SALUTES THE IDOL OF HUMANITY, MAHATMA GANDHI
Indian School Muscat celebrated the 145th birth centenary of the great leader, Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October, 2014. The Middle section, organized a special assembly to mark the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The birthday of the imposing personality who gave the world the invincible weapons of truth, non-violence, compassion, righteousness, peace and love was celebrated with tremendous verve, vitality, enthusiasm and zeal. Each and every item of the entire programme staged be it the speech, skit, dance, power point presentation or the song was fraught with the message that truth and non-violence are inseparable parts of humanism. The essence of Gandhi Jayanti celebrations transcended far beyond commemorating Gandhi’s birth and life, to spread Gandhi’s message of non- violence and his ideologies of following the path of truth. The programme ,replete with strong Gandhian philosophy encouraged the students to live in harmonious relation with the entirety of creation. The programme had a positive impact on the students and the entire school seemed to feel the essence of the great leader’s presence. The students were deeply involved and watched the programme with rapt attention. The day, also observed, as the International Day Of Non- Violence embarked upon a new endeavour, the Swachh Bharat Mission, to keep the surroundings clean. The Principal, emphasized on the importance attached to this year’s Gandhi Jayanti, that is, the Cleanliness Drive Programme, launched in India, by the Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Principal encouraged the students to maintain a clean environment and emphasised that the practice should start from home and extend beyond it. Mr. Srinivas .K.Naidu appreciated and congratulated the teachers and students for presenting a wonderful assembly on this memorable occasion. He extended his thanks to the parents for their continuous support. He greeted the audience on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
INDIAN SCHOOL MUSCAT CELEBRATES EID- AL- ADHA
The Middle Section of Indian School Muscat, celebrated Eid Al Adha with tremendous fervour and zeal on Monday, September 29, 2014. The audience was taken on to a splendid journey into the world of Eid celebrations and every aspect of the auspicious festival was highlighted through prayer, recitation, speech, power point presentation, song and dance. The spectacular programme that was staged mesmerized the audience and acquainted them with the religious significance of the festival of sacrifice, its history, legends as well as associated traditions and customs. The entire programme was a feast for the eyes with all its grandeur and liveliness. The message of peace, happiness and prosperity reverberated in the air. At the culmination of the morning’s special assembly the Principal, Mr. Srinivas K. Naidu appreciated and applauded the students for their wonderful performance and thanked the teachers and parents for their constant support and encouragement. He greeted the audience on this auspicious occasion and wished them the very best for the forthcoming Eid festival.
DEPARTMENT OF HINDI
Std.VIII Declamation Competition Date: 23rd August, 2014
The annual Declamation Competition for Std. VIII was conducted on 23rd August, 2014 for the children who have opted for Hindi as the second language. 23 children took part in this lively and energetic competition. Children came dressed in the leaders of their choice and delivered their chosen leaders speech in one’s own style and presentation. Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rani Laxmi Bai, Narendra Modi are some of the leaders who came live with full of life and energy by the presentation of the children. Mr. Sudhakar Tripati and S.N. Tripati from the seniors, and Ms. Radhika Aravind from the Primary Section were among our midst to judge the competition. Following are the winners of the competition.
Head of Department (Hindi)
TEACHER’S DAY SPECIAL ASSEMBLY (4TH September, 2014)
The Teacher’s day special assembly was put up by the students of the middle section on 4th September 2014. The assembly started with a prayer song dedicated to the teachers. This was followed by a dance drama depicting the story of the great teacher -student relationship of “Guru Dhronacharya and Eklavya”. The students presented a speech emphasizing teachers of today’s time to be the best and foremost role models who work tirelessly from the nursery classes to groom the students into taking up various professions. The assembly concluded with a “Thank you” song by the choir.
The Principal, as the head of the ISM Family, addressed the teachers and students and commended on the efforts of the students.
The assembly was coordinated and assisted by Mrs. Srividya Ramkumar , Mrs. Yvette D’souza and Mrs. Megha Bhupta with the cooperation of many other teachers of the middle section.
The Onam festival was put up by the children of the Middle section on 1st September, 2014. King Mahabali was accompanied by the Principal, Vice Principal of Middle Section, Asst. Vice Principal of the Middle Section and Heads of the various departments with the ‘Thalapoli’ lightened the lamp and commenced the Onam celebration.
A dance drama on the mythological story behind the festival of Oman was enacted by the children of Std. VI to VIII. There was a Thiruvathira dance, Kaikoti kali and Flower dance depicting the various events of the Onam festive. There was a floral Rangoli which decorated the corridor of the new multipurpose hall added grandeur for the celebration. 150 children took part on the stage for this grand celebration.
Jyothyi Ganeshanath ( Over-all Co-ordinator)
Asst. Co-ordinators : Ms. Marie Pereira,,Ms. Shrutika Rassay, Ms. Syeda H
INDIAN SCHOOL MUSCAT
ISM GO GREEN
ISM has initiated GO GREEN project, an initiative taken as part of Eco & Health Club to bring awareness among students, the importance of keeping the school premises green and eco friendly.
The ‘GO GREEN’ project was inaugurated by Dr. Avirat Vaishnav, honourable president SMC, on the 15th of August 2014.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS
The Independence Day was celebrated by the Middle section of Indian School Muscat on 14th August 2014 with patriotic fervor.The programme centered around glimpses of the freedom struggle which were presented through dances, songs and a digital presentation.The programme ended with a pledge taken by the students to transform India into a nation that stands for human values.
Middle Section of Indian School Muscat organizes
Parenting Skills Seminar
August 28, 2014
Middle Section and Counselling Department of Indian School Muscat jointly organized and conducted a Parenting skills seminarfor the parents of Middle school students on August28, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The seminar was planned to enable the parents through information and discussion on Psycho Social and Physiological development of preteen students.
Mr. Jacob Zacharias, Vice-Principal Middle Section delivered the welcome address, described the concept and introduced the team of ISM Student Counsellors. Student Counsellor Mrs.Bubly Vinoy, presented the seminar. She stressed various vital inputs on developmental and maturation point of view and provided valuable tips to parents to take care of their children in the age group.
Mr. Preshob, Dr. Benny Varghese and Ms.Tanuja Sharma, Counsellors of ISM joined the Vice Principal,Mr.Jacob Zacharias and Mrs. Bubly Vinoyin clarifying the doubts of Parents through a question answer session. Parents cleared up various doubts with the team of experts. Some of the major points came up in the Q&A session were about the use and misuse of social networking sites, the impact of excessive viewing and the inappropriate television channelson a child’s life, tips and points for providing age appropriate responsibilities to the children, points for developing better relationships among the siblings etc.,
Mr. Eskalin Gonsalves, Assistant Vice-Principal, Middle Section at Indian School Muscat proposed the vote of thanks.
The seriously felt need among the present day parents for such parenting skills workshops and seminars was strongly established by the presence of large number of Parents turning in for the event. Lack of relatives and extended family members around among the immigrants and in many cases both parents going for work make the parenting function more complicated in modern day urban settlements. Many Parents expressed their desire for more of such opportunities to clear up their childrearing dilemmas with experts and requested for more sessions of interaction in future.
Different classes of the Middle school, lead the morning assembly with prayer and “Thought for the Day.” Thought of the day is the moral education lesson given at the beginning of the day with the aim to inculcate ethical living among not just students but among the faculty members as well. This is followed by daily update of current affairs which are both local and international news from the world of Politics, Sports, News etc.
Special assemblies are held as Hall Assemblies which are organized on particular occasions like religious festivals and National days such as Onam, Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Children’s day, Teachers’ day, Oman national day, etc. Detailed information about these festivals are presented through power points, songs, speeches, skits and dances.
General Assemblies are held twice a week wherein students speak on a particular topic. The topics are chosen in a manner that communicate and allow students to build character, for eg:- secrets of success, attitude, positive thinking etc. were some of the topics that were spoken about in General Assembly. Twice a week classes VI & VIII on Sundays and classes V & VII on Wednesdays are in charged to conduct general assemblies.
Indian School Muscat (ISM) organised the prestigious investiture ceremony of its Junior Prefects on Monday, 13th May 2013 in the school’s multipurpose hall. Mr. Kasthuri Rengan, CEO of WJ Towell Auto Centre was the chief guest of the occasion. The Principal, Mr. Achuthan Madhav, Mr. Thapan Meshram, President of the school managing committee, Vice Principals, Asst Vice Principals, Heads of Departments, staff, students and their proud parents attended the ceremony. The Chief Guest inaugurated the function by lighting the traditional lamp.
The beginning of the solemn and prestigious investiture ceremony was marked by the marching in of the Prefects. The Principal, Mr. Achuthan Madhav administered the oath of office to the Prefects. Later, addressing the new student leaders, the Principal outlined the duties of the newly invested prefects. He advised them to take up their responsibilities with utmost sincerity and dedication to grow up to be responsible citizens. He exhorted them to be role models to others. The Principal also urged the student leaders to work hard to uphold the school’s achievements in academics, sports and co-curricular and to keep the school flag flying high.
The chief guest and the President of the managing committee pinned the badges of the class VIII students. A total of 135 students have been entrusted with responsibilities to carry out their obligation as the new Prefects of the middle section.
Mr. Kasthuri Rengan congratulated the newly elected leaders and advised them to discharge their duties with dedication, sincerity, confidence and courage. He exhorted them to imbibe virtues to be good leaders. He said, “A good leader is a good follower.”
In the end, Vice Principal of the middle section Mr. Jacob Zacharias led the newly administered office bearers in prayer seeking the blessings of the Almighty to shower His blessings upon the students and the school. The ceremony came to an end with the Indian national anthem, led by the school choir. The school had made an elaborate arrangement for the successful conduct of the programme. The Junior Prefects and their proud parents left the venue with a sense of contentment and commitment to perform the duties that would be assigned to them for the smooth function of the school during the current academic year.
Children’s Day was celebrated on Sunday the 11th Nov 2012.The assembly began by a prayer song sung by the teachers. It was followed by the lighting of the lamp. A classical dance and a lively group dance were put up by the teachers to entertain the students. The assembly was concluded by the Principal’s address and a vote of thanks by a student of std VIII.
We, the ISM family of middle-section celebrated some of the prominent Indian festivals namely Diwali, Onam, Eid and Christmas during the year 2012 in a very memorable way. All the celebrations were performed with the help of fellow teachers and the students of middle-section
Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated on 11th Nov, 2012. We had a cultural event depicting the essence of Deepawali. The stage, foyer and the staff-room was decorated by putting colorful Rangoli. The programme began with the lighting of ceremonial lamp by our guest of honor, respected Principal of ISM. Then after a Stuti in Sanskrit was delivered by the students explaining the importance of the festival. Last but not the least Diwali-dance was performed by the students of middle-section.Thus the over-all function was very fascinating and appreciated by one and all.
ISM celebrated the home coming of the legendary King. The Kerala harvest festival was celebrated in ISM with all pomp and glitter this year too. Teachers and students decorated the foyer with an exquisite floral carpet to welcome King Mahabali. Cultural events showcasing the best of Kerala’s performing arts were organized to entertain the enthusiastic audience. The celebration came to an end with the traditional Kerala feast.
The Middle School celebrated Christmas on 12th December 2012. The Assembly started with a prayer. Then students of Std VIII explained the significance of the Christmas season and this message was delivered by the students in an interesting manner as a dialogue. This was followed by the depiction of the Christmas story by way of a tableau of the Nativity Scene. The actors portraying the characters of Joseph, Mary with Baby Jesus, Shepherds, Angels, and the Three Kings took their places on the stage according to the Carols sung by a group of students accompanied by the band. The children were also treated with the entry of Santa Claus to the tune of “ Jingle Bells”, and was cheerfully received by all. After the Carol wishing everyone a “ Merry Christmas”, there was a lively dance. Thus the assembly set the mood for the holiday season.
THE EID ASSEMBLY
Religious festivals not only integrate wholesome values but also manifest universal fraternity among students and help students to inculcate moral values learnt through such celebrations and make it a part of their life at all times . Eid assembly put up by the middle school students is one such practice enhanced by Indian School Muscat.
EID –UL-ZUHA or commonly called as BAKRI EID was celebrated on 4th November 2012.
The programme was short and sweet and was much appreciated by all.
It began with the recitation of a short chapter from Holy Quran followed by a speech on the importance of Eid ul zuha . Then a short NAATH a song sung in praise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was presented by the boys of the middle school. Finally a short film was shown on the ‘JOURNEY TO HAJJ’ AND how hajj is performed at the holy city of Mecca.
The programme concluded with the Principal’s address to the gathering.
TEACHER’S DAY ASSEMBLY
The students of class 7M played a skit based on the story of Ekalavya and sang a Malayalam
song saluting all the teachers of ISM.
42nd National day of Oman celebrations
The Middle section of Indian School Muscat celebrated the 42nd National Day of Oman on 18th November 2012 paying tribute to the architect of modern Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. The significance of the National day and how it is celebrated in Oman was explained in a speech The speech was supported by a short power point presentation showing the celebrations. A film “Oman – growth and development” depicting the tremendous economic growth and development under the leadership of His Majesty was screened.