Crucial programmes on Career Counselling were organized during this month for students of Classes X, XI and XII to apprise them of opportunities of pursuing various careers in the United States of America.
On 11th August, representatives from 15 reputed North American Universities visited the school acquainting the students with the unique features of each institution. The entire programme was organized by KIC an organization which collaborates with North American Universities, enabling them to successfully advance their global engagement. It was a rewarding session as not only the students but also the parents had an opportunity to interact personally with the representatives between 2 pm to 2. 45 pm. The Representatives that they had an opportunity to meet were from the Universities of Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma, Missouri, Cincinnati, California, Arizona, Buffalo, Iowa, New York, Savannah College of Art and Design, Purdue, Pepperdine, Michigan, John Carroll University and DC Penn University. It was an amazing experience for the students to realize how diversified learning has become.
Odyssey was one of the many events to rule the hearts of the students in July. The months of rigorous planning that went behind this, the tireless effort of the committee members all culminated to a rapturous performance by the participating eleven schools all vying to reach the top. The band, the dance, the quiz, the turncoat debate, the Ham, and the music and fashion kept the young audience glued to their seats wishing for more. The NGO events where the participating schools trained the children to discover their latent talents were heartwarming. The music and melody of Sanam Puri’s band and Shane Harriepreet charmed the audience. Birla High School lifted the coveted 1st Prize with Modern High School in the second position. It was an event where happiness was redefined and friendships intensified.
CELEBRATING A LANGUAGE
Forty-six students of our school visited the library of Goethe Institute following an invitation sent to school. They were given a fair idea of how to enhance their language skills using different media like, storybooks, films, music etc. The children enjoyed a German film on friendship, school and growing up which was followed by a quiz equally enjoyable.
Experiences at International Exchange Programmes.
The team of teachers visiting Kunming No. 8 High School comprised teachers from History, Science and Craft Departments. Teachers took classes VII to X teaching English, History, Chemistry and Art and Music. The lessons were accompanied with power point presentation and the content was translated in Chinese by the interpreters. It was a great experience to teach a well known Tagore song to the Chinese students.
Orientation Programme for Classes XI was held to provide exhaustive information to the parents and answer their queries. The importance of maintaining attendance criteria, punctuality, discipline, time management, the various examinations and remedial and contact classes was explained minutely by the Coordinators Ms. Suparna Mukherjee . Ms. Mukta Nain, Principal primarily emphasized on time management, healthy food habits and discipline in and outside school. Parents were reminded of not approaching any school teacher for tuitions. The Counsellors Ms. Joyeeta Mojumder and Ms. Soumita Sinha talked about the need to release stress, to get adequate exercise and sleep, and the tips on how to focus.
KING AND I
The Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the school kicked off with a Musical Extravaganza, “The Kind and I” presented by our students and directed by Ms Katy Lai Roy, on 6th, 7th and 8th May 2015 at the Vidya Mandir Auditorium. It was a joint endeavour of Senior and Junior Section, where the performers almost numbering 100 transported the audience into the wonder world of music, dance and drama with their charismatic performance. Months of painstaking effort by the cast and crew of the musical ,paid off as the audience totally enraptured , enjoyed every move and every melody of this spectacular performance.
Orientation Programme for IX and X was held to provide a comprehensive view of the expectations of the school to the parents and clarify their queries. The importance of attendance , punctuality, discipline, time management, the various examinations, remedial classes and CCE was explained minutely by the Coordinators Ms. Kakoli Guha, Ms. Debasri Saha of the Mathematics department enlightened the audience on CCE. Ms. Mukta Nain, Principal primarily emphasized on time management, healthy fand discipline in and outside school.