ISM HOLDS GRADUATION CEREMONY
Indian School Muscat held the Graduation Ceremony to honour the outgoing batch of Grade XII students on Saturday, 18th February 2017 in the school’s multipurpose hall. Mr. Wilson V. George, Chairman, Board of Directors of Indian Schools in the Sultanate of Oman graced the occasion as the chief guest and Dr. Chandrahas K. Anchan, Chairman, Academic Sub-Committee, Board of Directors of Indian Schools in the Sultanate of Oman graced the occasion as the guest of honour.Members of the Board of Directors of Indian Schools in the Sultanate of Oman, Mr. N. Omanakuttan, President, members of the school Managing Committee, a large number of dignitaries, Officiating Principal Mr. Deep Wilson, Vice Principals, Assistant Vice-Principals, Heads of various Departments, teachers and parents joined the proceedings to witness the grand event.
Class XII Students clad in their ceremonial dress walked down the atrium with fervour and happiness. The function commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp followed by an invocation dance which highlighted the theme, ‘Lead unto Light’. The Officiating Principal, Mr. Deep Wilson accorded a formal welcome to the gathering. He urged the students to feel honoured and blessed and to keep up the momentum that they had gained in school. He wished them the very best.
The outgoing students were honoured with mementoes by the chief guest, Mr. Wilson V. George, and Dr. Chandrahas K. Anchan, The chief guest along with the other dignitaries released the Year Book for 2016-2017. The chief guest urged the students to cherish the colourful phase of life and to be ready to face the challenges that lie ahead of them. He also advised the students to have the right attitude in life to achieve success. The guest of honour encouraged the aspirants with his enlightening words of advice. He reminded the students of the pivotal role of their parents and teachers in their ladder of success and asked them to be grateful for their guidance. Mr. N. Omanakuttan showered his blessings on the students and wished them well. He advised them to always think high of their Alma Mater and hold it in high esteem throughout their life.
Students were honoured with Certificates of recognition for their calibre and dedicated commitment. Head Girl Samantha Aster Pinto and Nishant Shekhar won the Best All Rounder Awards in the girls and the boys categories. The Best Sports Personality title was bestowed on Samantha Aster Pinto, Mohammad Hisham and Wasim Ali. The Head Boy, the Head Girl and the Senior Student Council members received special awards and certificates in recognition of their diligent services to the school. The solemn ceremony came to a close with the Assistant Head Boy, P. Sai Saran proposing the vote of thanks.
ONAM SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
Onam special assembly was conducted on 9/10/2016, Sunday in the New Multipurpose Hall. The programme was inaugurated by the principal, Mr. Srinivas K Naidu. Students of the senior section made the programme colourful with a traditional song, procession of Mahabali, Tableau and Thiruvathire Kali. Our beloved principal addressed the gathering with great applause. The programme was also well appreciated by the Vice Principal, Mr. Deep Wilson and the Assistant Vice Principal, Ms. Geeta Chauhan.
INDIAN SCHOOL MUSCAT OBSERVES ‘INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY’
Indian School Muscat fervently observed the 2nd International Yoga Day of Muscat, in the School Multi Purpose Hall, on Sunday, 12th June 2016. The Principal Mr. Srinivas K. Naidu inaugurated the programme and addressed 600 senior section students of ISM where he emphasized on the importance and benefits of Yoga. He also motivated the students to experience and pursue the healing power of Yoga.
Mrs. Manju Pathyarch, Mr. Ansar Ibrahim and Mr. Johns Abraham coordinated the event and conducted an hour session for the students, highlighting the different Yoga Asanas.
ISM HIGHER EDUCATION FAIR AND GUIDANCE SEMINAR 2016 INAUGURATED
The 9th Higher Education Fair and Guidance Seminar 2016, themed ‘A Passage to Future India- A Journey from Learning to Leading India’ was formally inaugurated by the Chief Guest, His Excellency Dr Ali Bin Saud Al- Bimani, Vice Chancellor Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman on Thursday, 19th May 2016. Mrs. Gloria Gangte, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Sultanate of Oman was the Guest of Honour and the Key note Speaker of the day. Under the guidance of the Principal, Mr. Srinivas K. Naidu, the ISM Counselling team, arranged an excellent Career Fair. The aim of the seminar was to facilitate the students to learn from all across the world and bring back their wondrous experience to lead India. Thirty five institutions and universities from Oman, India, UAE and UK participated in the Career Fair.
The inaugural ceremony began with a ceremonial welcome by presenting potted plants to His Excellency Dr Ali Bin Saud Al- Bimani and the Guest of Honour, Mrs. Gloria Gangte, followed by the traditional practice of lighting the lamp. Mr. Deep Wilson, Vice Principal, Senior Section accorded a formal welcome to the gathering. The inaugural address was enunciated by His Excellency Dr Ali Bin Saud Al- Bimani. In his speech he stressed on the vital role of teachers, parents and neighbours in the learning process. He emphasized on the importance of learning together and to move out as excellent ambassadors to face the world. While addressing the students the Keynote Speaker, Mrs. Gangte, expressed that young people are the driving force to bring the best of their country. She advised and urged the students to check the reliability and background of the university before they pursue on their higher education. She also motivated the students by encouraging them that their best is ahead of them. As a token of gratitude and appreciation from the ISM family, mementoes were given to the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and the various delegates from the participating universities.
Students and parents were given the opportunity to view and assess a whole range of career options open to them. Students and parents interacted with the participating universities and understood the different procedures and pre- requisites for admission. This two day event (19th & 20th May 2016) is open to parents and students from 9:00 am to 1:45 pm in the New Multipurpose Hall of Indian School Muscat.
Indian School Senior Section conducted Onam special Assembly on 25-8-2015 in the New Multipurpose Hall to commemorate Onam festival. Principal Mr. Srinivas K. Naidu graced the occasion and lit the ceremonial lamp. The assembly began with a prayer followed by the arrival of the great legendary King Mahabali. Mahabeli was welcomed by Thalapoli , a traditional gesture of reception. The group song and Kerala Nadanam incorporating various dance forms of Kerala brought nostalgic moments of the bygone days of prosperity. Onam badges were pinned to Principal, Vice Principal, Assistant Vice Principal and the staff-members. The highly charged Onam Assembly brought the children together in realizing the value of team work.
ISM TEACHERS RECEIVE CERTIFICATES
On Tuesday 26 May 2015, Senior Section Teachers of Indian School Muscat received certificates of participation from Principal Mr. Srinivas K. Naidu during a special assembly held in the school multi-purpose hall. Senior Vice Principal Mr. Deep Wilson, Asst. Vice Principal Mrs. Geeta Chauhan, Heads of the Departments also were among those who received Certificates of Participation.
The Principal appreciated and congratulated the entire Senior Section Staff on their unrivalled performance in various aspects of schooling; dedication and commitment towards the school and its activities.
Teachers of ISM Senior Section had attended a three day training programme as part of the ongoing teacher development programmes, on various CBSE initiatives. The focus of the training sessions was Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), Multiple Modes of Assessment, Pedagogy Strategies in Teaching and Assessing Life Skills. Trainers from S. Chand Harcourt, India the CBSE empanelled Teachers’ Training Organization, led by eminent educationists, had imparted knowledge and skill, equipping the teachers with innovative training methods from 05th to 07th August 2014 as per the guidelines of the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
ISM meets Mount Everest Conqueror
As part of the 40th year celebrations, ISM has started a Motivational Talk series to create a platform of interaction among positive successful personalities and students through “My Story”. The Second Speaker for the series is Mr. Khalid Al Siyabi, the first Oman National to conquer the Summit of Mountain Everest on 23rd May 2010. The Motivational Talk was held on 20th May 2015 at the New Multipurpose Hall, Indian School Muscat.
Mr. Khalid Al Siyabi took the students on a journey to the Summit through a presentation and videos and gave a step by step experiential talk. As Mr. Khalid explained the long and grueling journey, he spoke of the importance of strength, determination, will power, team work and planning. He emphasized the need to always work hard and to never give up on dreams. He also motivated the students conquer their own personal “Mount Everest”.
The students were in awe of this extraordinary journey to the top of the world. During the highly interactive session, they asked him about his training and his next mission. Mr. Khalid was presented with a memento by the honourable member of the School Management Committee Mr. Rakesh K. P and the Principal, Mr. Srinivas K Naidu.
ISM ANNUAL FRENCH SINGING COMPETITION 2014
Indian School Muscat, Department of French organized French Group Singing Competitions for the Senior Section on 10 December 2014 in the school multipurpose hall. It is an annual event aimed to enhance and bring enthusiasm among the French students and students at large. His Excellency, Ambassador of France to the Sultanate of Oman Monsieur Roland Dubertrand was the Chief Guest. Monsieur Guilhem Constans, Director of Centre Franco–Omanais, graced the occasion, accompanying the chief Guest on the occasion. Members of the Sanskriti Club received the dignitaries ceremoniously, offering potted plants.
Eminent judges from the Centre Franco-Omanais Monsieur Damien Jean-Marie and Madame Amelie Beaussin adjudicated the unmatched performances. Honorable staff members from the Embassy of France, Principal Mr. Srinivas K Naidu, Senior Vice Principal Mr. Deep Wilson Asst. Vice Principals, HODs, teachers and a large number of students witnessed the event. As a token of gratitude, Principal presented mementos to the Chief Guest as well as to the judges.
Speaking on the occasion the Ambassador noted that these initiatives help to promote the union of cultures, and applauded the participants repeating the exclamation ‘Bravo’. He shared that he was mesmerized by the accuracy of pronunciation with which the children performed the melodious numbers.
A total of 100 plus students in twenty groups of five members each competed accompanied by live-instrument-background as well as karaoke, adding rhythm. Group songs and medleys stole the hearts of the audience arousing remarkable curiosity and eagerness. The numbers like Aux Champs – Elysees, Elle, Je Suis un Homme, and a pot-pourri of songs focused on human life and accomplishment. Some of them were concerned about the issues and intricacies of life.
The competition brought home much smoother sound, more homogeneous, and less contrasting compositional techniques. The new polyphony style replacing the highly contrasting lines, typical of the French modern singing, and the texture of the music were the chief attractions. Typical choral pieces had four to five parts and the source melody appeared in tenor voice.
The most versatile and gifted compositions of this competition reminded of the genres Masses and other secular songs synchronizing to the new heights of clarity and flexibility. Impressionistic music characterized by extensive use of ninth chords and a turn toward ancient church music gave listeners the touch of an almost archaic taste.
Overall, this singing event was meant to be instrumental enough to adapt itself to the lyrical effusions of the soul and the fantasy. The medleys were essentially romantic, passionate and active, but still tried to connect music as much as possible with the real world, expressing the human soul in different ways. Strong use of pentatonic scales, chromatic scales and the ‘whole-tone scale’ are found throughout the harmony and melodies, imparting an impressionist spirit.
Year after year the number of participants has increased due to the huge demand and popularity. French students find singing a good way to augment their knowledge in French as well as boost their pronunciation skill. The event coordinated by Mrs. Rahima Imtiaz HoD French, and assisted by Mr. Aklary Sajindran was well applauded by all.
GLORIOUS 44TH NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS AT ISM
Indian School Muscat celebrated 44th Glorious National Day on 18 th November 2014 in the School Multi purpose Hall.18th November is the birth anniversary of our beloved His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and the Nation celebrates it as the National Day.Years of hardwork and dedication of His Majesty and his ministers has made Oman a peace-loving and progressive country in the Gulf Region.
Speaking on the occasion, on behalf of all the Staff and the Management, Principal Srinivas K Naidu wished the students great and prosperous stay in the Sultanate and called for prayers so that His Majesty may have great health. He observed that one can reach to the point where one wants, provided one works for it. “His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said is an example of a visionary leader. In 40 years of time he changed the entire face of Oman for the better. Out of the 193 countries in the world , Oman is one of those few countries that lives in complete peace and harmony. It is because of the vision of this great leader, His Majesty Qaboos Bin Said. Keep your vision and dream much higher and definitely you will reach there”, the Principal assured the students.
On this ocassion the students of Senior Section organised “Colours of Oman”, a sequence of performances, radiating their heartfelt affiliations to His Majesty and to this country. They in solidarity and pledging allegiance with His Majesty and the Nation, transmitted the true inclinations of the students. Finely choreographed dance performances coveying the local colour; a couple of soothening and feet taping melodious numbers, a short movie presentation magnifying the panoramaic and ravishing natural beauty of the nation and a display of the vibrant and georgeous attire of the people of Oman draped in simplicity, left an everlasting impression.
Mr. Deep Wilson Vice Principal Senior Section, Mrs. Geeta Chauhan Asst Vice Principal Senior Section, teachers and students witnessed the pageants of the occasion.
CHILDRENS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS – 2014
The Senior Section of ISM celebrated Children’s Day on Thursday,13 th November in the new multi purpose hall with great exhilaration, showcasing the ardent nature of teacher-student bond. 14 November, the birthday of the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, is celebrated every year as Children’s Day by the Indian Community. Pt. Nehru had warmhearted affections for the children and he held them very close to his heart, making him the favorite of children, and was popularly called as Chacha Nehru.
Mr. Deep Wilson Vice Principal Senior Section greeted and welcomed the audience which consisted of the all students from the senior section.The celebrations began with the colourful fashion show titled “The Brides of India”. A series of scintillating performances by the senior teachers thrilled and captivated the hearts and souls of all students. The dance medley, the group song ‘Top of the World’, the solo numbers from hindi movies and the Bollywood Qiuz forced everyone to transcend into a hysterical world of entertainment. All performances did magic and set the stage on fire.
Principal Mr. Srinivas K Naidu in his greetings, appreciated and thanked the teachers and the students for the wonderful show. The school Head Girl Ankita Sadarjoshi proposed Vote of Thanks.
Teachers’ Day Celebrations at ISM-2014
Indian School Muscat celebrated the Teachers’ Day special assembly on the 4th of September, 2014, organized by the Student Council members.
The day began with a spectacular football match between the students and the teachers. A nail biting finish led to the teachers being declared as winners. Then followed the cultural programme with the theme ‘Golden Era of Indian Cinema’. The entire show and ambience was a kaleidoscope of feel-good songs, dances to foot tapping music, gala fashion shows and posters defining the memorable years of Bollywood.
A power point presentation of teachers’ photograph was the high point of the event. It was presented by Manoj Kumar of class 12G, showcasing his skill at photography as well as a fitting tribute to the hardworking teachers on their special day. Fine Arts students presented hand-crafted sculptures to the Principal MrSrinivas K Naidu, Vice Principal (Senior section) Mr Deep Wilson and Assistant Vice Principal Mrs Geeta Chauhan.
Vice Principal (Senior Section) Mr Deep Wilson proposed the vote of thanks. Mr Joyson Cyril and Mrs Sudeshna Chatterjee Varghese coordinated the programme.
Janmashtami Assembly (19.08.2014)
The auspicious eve of Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna was celebrated with pomp and show in our school on the 19th of August, 2014. The students of class 10 put up a wonderful show. Students performed really well under the guidance of Mrs. Anuradha Venkataramanan, Mrs. Manju Patyarch and Ms. Smitha James, the teachers in charge.
The assembly began with a presentation on the birth of Lord Krishna by Abhinav Gupta of class 10 A, who also added colour to the show through his marvelous live video show. A beautiful dance drama depicting the mischievous antics of Krishna in his childhood, performed by Archana, Arpita, Hashna, Nandini, Rehma, Firdous, Gisbi, Shipra and Summanah, enlivened the spirit of the day. Arisha and Paulami were remarkable as anchors .
The mesmerizing classical dance performance “Rasleela”, gracefully performed by Tamonghna , and the scintillating musical performance by Nishant and Kiran rendered a pleasant ambience to the occasion.
Later, Principal Mr. Srinivas K. Naidu addressed the gathering enlightening the students and esteemed the efforts. Every one gathered appreciated the Janmashtami celebrations and absorbed the message conveyed – Victory of Good over Evil.
Diwali Assembly, Senior Section, 2014-15
The Diwali assembly of the senior section was organised on Tuesday , 4th of November by the coordinator Mrs. Sonali Korde.The message of Diwali was clearly indicated by the recitation of a shloka by the master of ceremonies which implied that we must light the lamp of knowledge in our hearts to dispel darkness of ignorance..
The assembly began with rows of girls dressed in traditional attire, holding diyas to welcome the principal. He then lit the Diyas to begin the assembly.The programme began with a cheerful diwali song by Mr. Savio and his choir ‘Happy Diwali’.This was followed by students dressed in costumes of various states,wishing the audience a very happy diwali in their mother tongues indicating the unity in diversity of our country.A short powerpoint presentation highlighting all aspects,the history,significance and celebrations of diwali was presented by a few students of 10 K. This was followed by a sequence of two dances which included a diya dance too.The assembly was very colourful and appreciated by one and all.
‘ONAM’ CELEBRATED AT ISM
Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, is an auspicious event celebrated by all Keralites . It was celebrated in our school, with a lot of fervour and enthusiasm on the 9th of September in the school multipurpose hall by the students of the Senior Section. The programme featured a video clipping portraying the myth behind Onam,group song , a Fusion dance and a tableau depicting the scenes experienced by the people of Kerala during Onam . The coming of Mahabali to ISM, Pulikkali (literally, tiger dance), Vallamkali (boat race) added glamour to the programme. It was coordinated by the teachers, Mrs. Sheeba and Mrs. Manju.