Located at Darsait, Muscat City, in the dynamic, progressive and forward looking land of Sultanate of Oman, Indian School Darsait, a dream come true for many enterprising expatriate men and women with a vision of the future, came into existence in 1992. The dual advantage of maintaining the cultural identity and the ability to orient to face the admission process to the professional courses has made it an instantly sought-after educational center. ISD, started as part of Indian School Muscat, blossomed as an independent entity in 1995 and moved into the present premises in 1998. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), India and offers English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Multimedia and Web Technology and Marketing to the Higher Secondary Students.
International Day of Yoga Celebration
LABOUR DAY SPECIAL ASSEMBLY - CLASS VIII A & B
ISD Organizes Orientation Sessions
Indian School Darsait organised Orientation Sessions for the parents of both Primary and Senior sections on various days in April 2018. The aim was to familiarize the parents with the curriculum, tests and examinations, discipline, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies, co-scholastic activities with detailed information about the learning parameters based on innovative teaching and learning methodologies followed in school, the counselling sessions, working style of the Resource room for SEN students besides giving them a few ideal parenting tips.
The parents were also briefed about transport facilities provided to the children under the safe school transport system, importance of safety, various kinds of hazards, the precautions to be taken and the facilities available in school in the wake of any untoward incident.
Apart from those informative sessions, there were two guest speakers – Dr. Jayakumar S Ambigapathy and Ms. Sumaira Fatima from International Medical Centre- Sugar, Apollo, Muscat who enlightened the parents on ‘Hormone Related Issues among Students’ and ‘Obesity and Healthy Eating Habits’ respectively. It was indeed an eye- opener and a learning experience for all.
Earlier, the Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, had urged the parents of Primary Section to be positive about the development of their ward but at the same time, cautioned them of their health and the effects of different parenting styles. She also called upon them not to give up in the event of early setbacks associated with the progress of their wards. Addressing the parents of Senior Section, the Principal exhorted them to monitor their wards in every aspect but be smart enough to handle their smarter children of Google Age. She also asked them to be their friends so that they would not hide anything but rather trust them, which in turn, would enable them to acquire the values and principles of life on their way to becoming global citizens.
Orientation for Parents of Classes XI & XII , 26 April 2018
ORIENTATION FOR PARENTS OF CLASSES VI - X, 19 APRIL 2018
ISD - THE UNRIVALLED CHAMPIONS
ISD has begun its winning spree in quizzing with the start of the new academic year. The school added yet another feather to its crown as its teams in both senior and junior categories won the first position in an Inter-School Quiz Competition organized by Indian Social Club, Oman.
Varun S Nair (Class VII), Lavanya Rajan (Class VIII) and Mohammed Irfan (Class VIII) who formed the junior team while Sneha Ann Reji (Class XI) Sinan Faizal (Class X) and Siddarth Narasimhan (Class X) who formed the senior team respectively brought laurels to school with their outstanding performance in the vibrant finals held on 12 and 13 April 2018. The competition was conducted by Indian Social Club Muscat as part of the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India in association with Al Bhaj Books under the auspices of the Embassy of India.
The President and Members of the School Management Committee along with the Principal congratulated the teams on their sparkling achievement.
SMC - STAFF MEETING , 14 April 2018
ISD won the First position in the ISC Quiz Senior Category!
ISD team got first prize in ISC Quiz under the Junior category
Faculty Development Programme, April 2018
ISD won the Second Runner up Trophy in Indian Social club Kerala wing Sports Meet
Scholars and Artists in the Making
Indian School Darsait, Kindergarten Section held its Annual Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, 24th February 2018 in the School’s auditorium to mark the end of one phase and the beginning of another for the outgoing batch of KG II. It was a moment of pride and honour not only for the students, but also for the parents, teachers and well wishers. The Chief Guests for the occasion were Mr. Ashraf Valappil, Treasurer, School Management Committee and Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, Head – Academic Subcommittee, for the morning and afternoon shifts respectively.
Mr. Thomas George, Convener, School Management Committee, Mr. Sebastian Chungath Head, HSE Subcommittee, Mrs. Shama Shams, Head, SEN Subcommittee and other dignitaries were also present to witness the grand event. Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Vice Principal, Primary Section, Supervisor, Coordinators, teachers and parents joined in the proceedings. KG II students clad in their ceremonial graduation gowns walked down the aisle with pride and happiness. The function commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp. Mrs. Geeta Chauhan, Vice Principal, Primary Section accorded a cordial welcome to the august gathering and blessed the little children for a bright future. The Chief Guests blessed and felicitated the students with certificates. Students also had the privilege of receiving the certificates from the honourable members of the SMC. Mr. Ashraf Valappil in his address emphasized on the importance of kindergarten and how these initial years help in laying a foundation to shape the personality of an individual in the first session, Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, in the second session, stated that a child learns the basic skills and values like sharing, caring, discipline, classroom rules etc. during these formative years. She also said that the child should be allowed to explore and given the freedom to learn while the teachers should only facilitate this process and provide a conducive environment for learning.
Mr. Thomas George, Convener, School Management Committee congratulated the students for completing their kindergarten journey and emphasized that each child should be motivated by the teachers and parents to follow their own dreams rather than imposing on them the ideas and aspirations of the adults.
Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, in her address, expressed that parenting is an art and parents should support their children with positive feedback rather than over pampering them which can adversely affect the child’s personality. She also appreciated the parents for the healthy relationship shared with the school and briefed about the various activities conducted during the academic year 2017-18 and later felicitated the students with maximum attendance and appreciated staff for their commitment and sincere efforts.
The teachers and the children recalled the fruitful and happy days spent as learners and facilitators. To add colour to the event, the KG I students were all tuned up in their finery and undoubtedly gave a rocking performance. As the audience swayed to the foot tapping music, the grand fiesta became a lovely memory to be cherished for a long time to come as they turned moments of farewell into moments of joyful memories.
The distinguished guests, parents and the staff of the school blessed the little angels in one accord as they grew wings and got ready to flutter into the yonder sky.
ISD witness 69th Republic Day at Delhi
A team of 104 students and 9 Teachers of Indian School Darsait witnessed the 69th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath on 26th January 2018 and the complete Dress Rehearsal of Beating the Retreat at Vijay Chowk on 28th January 2018.
The group left for Delhi on the early morning of 25th January 2018. They visited the famous and mighty Akshar Dham Swami Narayan Temple and various historical places such as Kutub Minar, India Gate Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Taj Mahal etc.
The magnificent event at the Republic Day Parade at Raj Path included the synchronized movement of marching soldiers, stunning performance of BSF female cadres on bikes, the beautiful tableaus of various states depicting the greatness, culture, heritage and History of India, the breathtaking air show, splendid display of various missiles and ammunitions of our Armed Forces. ISD team was in great awe to watch Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi walking down the Rajpath waving to the gallery.
The team also witnessed the famous and colourful complete dress rehearsal of ‘Beating the Retreat’ at Vijay Chowk in front of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan on 28th January 2018. The glorious band team of all three forces of India displayed a spectacular show of band and music. The rhythmic marching with music the colourful uniform, the flawless movement of soldiers mesmerized the audience. It is undoubtedly once in a lifetime event that each one should witness.
‘It is indeed an opportunity for these students who have only read about India’s Heritage and Culture as well as the freedom struggle through books to walk through the history of India, sacrifice of our freedom fighters and dedication of our Modern sculptures of New India when they visit these places and watch events of this magnitude’. Education is not limited to the four walls of the classrooms but these kinds of tours are the real life learning experiences that every institution must provide to their students, the Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath said.
The group reached Muscat on the wee hours of 30th January 2018 after gathering a lot of fond memories to cherish a life time.
GRADUATION CEREMONY - CLASS XII
ISD ORGANIZES GRADUATION CEREMONY
Indian School Darsait organized Graduation Ceremony for their outgoing batch of Class XII at a solemn function held on 1st February 2018. Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, President, School Management Committee was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Addressing the students, the Chief Guest, congratulated them on completion of their course and the school days. He said, “It is a proud day for you because you are beginning your journey to become global citizens, a journey to exhibit the values and principles you have imbibed from this institution over the years, a journey to cherish your feelings and good memories” . He further asked them to maintain their identity as Indians wherever they would go for their higher studies and job pursuits. He wished that at least some of the graduands of the day would come back as teachers and make their alma mater proud. Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, Vice President in his Valedictory Message, called upon the students to accept and celebrate their failures rather than hide or run away from them so that they would be able to analyze their shortcomings and get more energy and power to become successful in their lives.
Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal, in her invocation said, “Graduation is not the end, it is the beginning, and today is a very special day, it is the celebration of the culmination of one journey and the commencement of another”. She advised them to be cautious of the fantasy world with its highly impacted technology and gadgets, which would appear enticing but in reality, it would be a trap. She exhorted the students to be humble, bold and to be persons of character with no compromise on their integrity. She added that education would be the passport that would make them the richest human beings. She opined that nobody is born to the world as APJ Abdul Kalam, Mahatma Gandhi or Shakespeare, whereas the cultural environment in which one is born and brought up together with one’s efforts, would enable one make a difference in the society. She further urged the students to take up hard work, and nurture perseverance to script success stories by taking motivation from exemplary lives of Thomas Alva Edison, and Nick Vujicic.
Earlier, the function began with a ceremonial procession into the auditorium. Young graduands in glittering gowns looked highly impressive. Mr. Alexander Gee Varghese, Vice Principal, Senior Section, welcomed the august gathering in complimentary terms and expressed his joy over the benign presence of the Chief Guest, and distinguished Members of SMC, Principal, staff, parents and students.
Class Teachers, Mrs. Roilet Sherlin Noronha (12 A), Mrs.Jyothi Sukhadiya (12 B), Mrs.Ekta Gautam (12 C) and Mrs. Jyothilakshmi Ranjit (12 D) and Mrs. Annie Sarosh Thomas (12 NIOS) introduced their classes to the audience and read out proudly a brief profile of each student. Devansh Mohanan (12 A), Devika B R (12 B), Neel Bharatkumar (12 C) Merin Mary Bijoy (12 D) and Ben Mathew Abraham (12 NIOS) who represented their classes, shared their memories at ISD with nostalgia and pathos. Harikrishnan Lal Pillai, and Nanda I S, Head Boy & Head Girl respectively enumerated their reflections in an extremely heart throbbing manner.
Class XII students were conferred with certificates of course completion and mementos while several of them were honoured with awards of special recognition for their outstanding performance in extracurricular activities. In addition, certificates of recognition were also given away to the students for cent percent attendance and various other accomplishments through their school years. The representatives of outgoing students presented a lectern with microphone and Table Tennis Board and a complete set of cordless Microphone to their alma mater as a token of their love and gratitude.
Mr. B. Suresh Kumar, Assistant Vice Principal, expressed his profuse gratitude to all for their most valuable presence on this auspicious occasion and for making the graduation day a memorable one. The event concluded with Principal, who is the Head Teacher, passing on the light of Knowledge to the students through their Class Teachers and also administering an oath to Class XII to be truthful and righteous, to revere the parents and teachers and to shoulder the responsibilities that life offers. This was followed by the ‘corridor of blessings’ wherein students’ walked with lit candles and received blessings from their ‘Gurus’ and their Parents. The whole programme was interspersed with the rendition of pious songs by the school choir. As a maiden venture, the entire programme was live streamed and viewed by thousands of people.
ISD PRINCIPAL PROVIDES CBSE PRE EXAM ANNUAL PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING
For the 21st consecutive year CBSE is providing psychological counselling services to students at the time of preparation as well as during the examinations to overcome exam related stress. The Pre-Examination Psychological counselling for students and parents will begin from the 1st of February 2018, and will continue up to 13th April 2018. The CBSE annual counselling is an outreach programme which caters to the heterogeneous students population and vast geographical network of schools. CBSE Tele-Counselling is offered by Principals and trained counsellors from within CBSE affiliated schools located in and outside India. It is a voluntary, free of cost service provided by the participants.
Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal Indian School Darsait has been once again appointed as the CBSE pre-exam psychological counsellor to provide counselling services to the students at the time of preparation as well as during the examinations to overcome common psychological problems and exam related stress on taking the Grade X & XII Board Examinations. These services are extended to the students as well as their parents in order to clear their doubts and queries if any regarding the exam. A renowned educationist and counsellor par excellence, ISD Principal has been a part of CBSE Pre and Post Exam Counselling for the last four years and this is the fifth consecutive year that the CBSE has entrusted the Principal with this important role of the pre exam counselling.
The students who are appearing for their Board Examinations in March 2018 and their parents who require any counselling services may avail of this voluntary, free of cost service and may reach the Principal at email@example.com with subject marked as ‘Counselling” or at +968 – 99432243. Kindly note that the counselling service will begin from 1st February 2018 and will continue up to 13th April 2018 on all working days from 8 pm to 10 pm.
ISD Inaugurates SEN Resource Room and Talent Fest & Organizes Felicitation Ceremony
Indian School Darsait blossoms with yet another feather added to its cap with the inauguration of SEN Resource Room & Talent Fest along with Felicitation Ceremony as part of Silver Jubilee theme – ‘to be the most child-friendly and inclusive Indian School in Oman’ – on 23 January 2018. Dr. Baby Sam Samuel, Director, BoD & Director-in-Charge, CSE, BoD Indian Schools in Oman, and the Chief Guest on the occasion whose hands of blessings marked the launch of NIOS and now the inauguration of SEN Resource Room. The programme started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by prayer and welcome address by Master Harikeshav Pramodu, Deputy Head Boy.
The Chief Guest in his address lauded ISD’s initiative in making a difference by helping the SEN children realize their dreams and aspirations. Commenting on the present education system, Dr. Sam observed, “the aim of education has just been limited to make children career oriented rather than make them self-actualized, but the pioneering role of ISD by becoming the voice of the voiceless and the underprivileged is praiseworthy. He further inaugurated the SEN Resource Rooms and the Talent Fest. He commended “the SEN resource rooms in both primary and senior sections are of international standards”.
Special Education Needs (SEN) Resource Rooms of ISD have been designed to cater to the needs of children who have varied learning disabilities. Through remedial classes, children are taught to improve their cognitive skill. ABA methodologies are adopted to bring positive changes in the behaviour of these children. Physiotherapies are given to SEN children to improve their coordination, focus and attention. During the periods of vocational club, they are taught the art of making chocolates and candles and block printing. There was a display-cum-sale of items made by SEN children along with a rich array of cuisines in connection with the day’s programme.
The Chief Guest gave away prizes and certificates to the staff who have completed twelve years of their service in school, and to those for their 100 percent attendance, besides to the students who were outstanding in cultural competitions and to the ceremonial heads of student council for their exemplary leadership skills and responsible discharge of duties. Trophies were given away to the best houses while the parents of core committee were felicitated for their contribution and service to make the silver jubilee celebration of the school a grand success. Dr. Sridevi P.Thashnath, Principal, who was instrumental in getting the centum in CBSE Class XII Psychology Examination 2017, that made her student the national topper, was honoured for her excellence in teaching.
Addressing the audience, Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, President, SMC appreciated the hard work of ISD in helping the students reach the pinnacle of excellence. He spoke on the untiring efforts of teachers to make inclusive education a reality and a practice with the staunch support of parents. He hoped that the parents would continue their allegiance and patronage in all the ventures of ISD.
Ms.Anannya Jaikish, Deputy Head Girl proposed vote of thanks and expressed her deep appreciation to the Chief Guest, President, SMC, and other dignitaries especially Dr. Analpa, the Principal of CSE, for sparing their valuable time in gracing the occasion. She also thanked immensely the benevolent parents and dedicated teachers who helped the children make the day a memorable one.
ISD CELEBRATES REPUBLIC DAY
The 69th Republic Day of India was celebrated with utmost fervour and enthusiasm at Indian School Darsait. The function began with the National Anthem of India. Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, President, SMC was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Greeting the gathering, the Chief Guest profoundly acknowledged the great sacrifices of our freedom fighters and the noble works of the makers of modern India. He was full of praise for the architect of our constitution Dr. B.R Ambedkar and his staunch fight for the annihilation of caste system. He urged all to keep up the secularism of our country accepting the multifarious diversities with tolerance. He read out ‘the excerpts of the President of India’s message to the nation on the Eve of Republic Day’.
Dr.Sridevi P.Thashnath, Principal in her closing remarks reminded us of an American writer’s tribute to our nation, “India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition.”. Definitely, she added, India is everything, hence, everyone should take pride to be an Indian, and it is the responsibility of all to uphold and abide by the principles of the constitution of India. In her special message to children, she asked them to be bold to express themselves without fear on matters pertaining to them.
The key attractions of the day were a melodious group song by the students of primary section, a sweet rendition of a medley of patriotic songs by students of senior section and an impressive recitation of a popular Hindi poem by Ronak Rupesh of class 3.A. The celebration was a remarkable one with colourful decorations making the school auditorium clad in tricolors and brim with patriotic ambience.
Among the dignitaries who attended the function were Mr.Jaikish Pavithran, Vice President SMC, Mr.Ashraf Valappil, Treasurer, and other esteemed SMC Members apart from a huge number of parents and well-wishers.
69th Republic Day Celebration
Inauguration of SEN Resource Room and Talent Fest
Felicitation to Yoga Competition Winners
Staff Training Session held on 13 January 2018
ISD Organizes Staff Training Session
A training session on ‘Contemporary Techniques of Dealing with Students and Parents’ was conducted for the teachers on Saturday, 13 January 2018 in the senior school auditorium as a part of ISD Annual Staff Career Development Programme. Dr. Venkat Ram Raj Thumiki, Assistant Professor, Department of Business and Economics, Modern College, Muscat was the resource person.
He started the session with the Key Word Communication (KWC) and its importance in making every interaction with students and parents very effective. He elaborated on Hi 5 Communication Techniques such as Sandwich Technique, Table Technique, ‘Yes And’ Technique, Mirroring Technique, Funnel Technique, and Conversation Generosity Technique to produce a better result out of every Parent Teacher Interaction. He further elaborated on practical tips to cater to ‘Quick Learning and Slow Forgetting’ technique while teaching different categories of students in a class.
The training, which was conducted in two sessions, were replete with thought provoking exercises, group discussions and drafting and demonstration of situations and scenarios. Unlike other training sessions conducted so far, the new sessions gave a unique experience with lot of ideas to implement in the present situation living up to the expectations and satisfying the rocketing needs of the Generation Z.
Earlier on the day, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal introduced the guest speaker while Mrs. Sheeja Philip, Coordinator (KG & Class I and II) welcomed all to the day’s programme. Mr. Alexander Gee Varghese, Vice Principal (Senior Section) proposed vote of thanks. Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, Vice President, SMC and Mr. Varghese Tharakan, Head, Sports Subcommittee, SMC were among the dignitaries who attended the training programme.
Christmas Celebration –Special Assembly, Seniors
Christmas Celebration –Special Assembly, Primary
Special Assembly on the Constitution Day of India - Class VI D
Malayalam Quiz Winners
SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATION
ISD ORGANIZES SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
Indian School Darsait organized its Silver Jubilee Celebrations at City Amphitheatre Qurum on 24 November 2017 with fervour, joy, zeal and zest. The Chief Guest H.E Mr. Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to Sultanate of Oman inaugurated the function in the benign presence of Guest of Honour, Mr. Wilson V George, Chairman, BoD, Indian Schools in Oman and an august gathering of distinguished personalities who included, Embassy Officials, Official of Board of Directors, the President, and Members of School Management Committee, Former Presidents & Members of SMC, Principals of Other Indian Schools, Office bearers of Indian Social Club & its Wings, Principal, Administrators, Staff, Core Committee Members, Special Invitees parents, students, a good number of benefactors and well-wishers.
The function began with the prelude to the Royal Anthem of Oman and the National Anthem of India followed by a classical dance performance invoking the blessings of the Almighty. Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal extended a cordial welcome to all for their esteemed presence at the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the school and making it a historical event. She highlighted the importance of Inclusive Education and ISD’s priority to make the school the most inclusive and child friendly Indian school in Oman. Mr. Ajayan Poyyara who presided over the function enumerated the glorious achievements of the school over the years since its inception and expressed his profuse gratitude towards parents for their unstinting support and efficient leadership and guidance of former SMCs especially the Presidents. He hoped that the school would get the same patronage from the parents for the smooth running and for carving out many success stories in the days to come.
The Chief Guest H.E Mr. Indra Mani Pandey congratulated ISD on its completion of twenty-five glorious years of its commitment in providing quality education to Diaspora Children and for fulfilling its social responsibility and hoped that it might continue the same with added vigour and enthusiasm. The Chief Guest gave away the long service awards to the following Staff on completion of 24 dedicated years of service to the institution: Mrs. Leena Francis, Vice Principal (Primary Section), Mr. A.C Sarasan (HoD Malayalam), Mr. E.K. Hemraj, (Supervisor, Middle Section), Mrs Asalatha C.P, (English Teacher – Primary Section) Mr. P.V Gopinath, (Art Teacher), and Mrs Zawan A Rahman Gharib Al Zadjali (Omani staff).
Mr.Wilson V George, Chairman BoD, the Guest of Honour praised the school and congratulated SMC, administrators, staff, students and parents for working as a team to enable the school scale greater heights in all levels. He pointed out that there are many things that other Indian schools might learn from ISD. Master Harkrishnan Lal Pillai, Head Boy and Miss Nanda I.S, Head Girl proposed vote of thanks to mark the end of the formal function.
A much-awaited Cultural Extravaganza—a Variety Entertainment followed. The fusion of budding and youthful exuberance in perfect tunes and rhythmic movements was indeed a shimmering visual treat to the core. A Power point presentation ‘Glimpses’ portraying a rich array of school activities and the people behind them in a chronological order left an indelible imprint on the audience. Among other delicacies of the cultural extravaganza a mesmerizing dance performance on ‘inclusion’ in school presented by the tiny tots of KG touched the hearts of all present. Yet another item that had a sublimating effect was a journey of Indian Dance and Music by primary kids of the school. It was followed by a yoga skit, a superb performance by students of Inclusive Cell along with NIOS and mainstream children emphasizing on the vocational training given to special needs children at ISD. Global dance, an amalgam of Goan, African, Chinese and western styles and tunes displayed was indeed a delightful experience to watch while contemporary dance drama “Prometheus” was a thematic execution that took the audience to cloud nine.
The performance of dancers from other Indian schools namely Muscat, Wadi Kabir, Al Ghubra, Seeb, Maabela and Muladha and dancers from Malayalam and Kerala wings of Indian Social Club, Muscat was definitely a glittering sight to see and it was a compendium of beauty, entertainment and style.
The grand finale a medley of Sufi, Hindustani and Western singing by 160 students of primary and senior school had a rapturous impact to stay on. All lauded the cultural extravaganza that was put up as the culmination of ISD Silver Jubilee celebration, presented by Shifa Aljazeera Medical Services LLC, and powered by Al Nahdha Al Omania Co. LLC and supported by many sponsors and executed with a team of selfless ISD family.
The highlight of the evening was the theme of the event- ISD to be the most inclusive and child friendly Indian School in Oman. To support the theme, the entire lady staff wore sarees which were block printed by the students of Inclusive Cell and gentlemen staff carried block printed handkerchiefs.
Anugraha and Scouts & Guide Annual Personality Development Camp held on 10th and 11th November 2017
Anugraha the charity club of Indian school Darsait and scouts & guides organized their annual camp for students of classes VI to IX on November 10 and 11. 115 boys and girls and 7 teachers participated in the winter camp. It was held in the school and was an unprecedented one in terms of participation, classes and entertainment programme. The purpose of the camp was to hone the leadership skills of children as they play a pivotal role in their lives and also to provide them a rich learning experience beyond their normal classrooms. Inaugurating the camp, Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, Vice President, SMC said “camps like this give a wonderful opportunity for kids as they help them have unique experiences, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime”. The objective of this camp is to bring out the best in the kids so that they may know the pulse of the society and get them involved in bringing about noticeable changes in society”.
After that Mr. Robin, renowned Personality trainer and entrepreneur inspired the students with the session titled “Global values”.This was followed by a magic show by Mr. Asokan which enthralled the students who were transported to a new world of magic.
The highlight of the day’s programme included campfire which included a variety entertainment programme such as skit, dance and melodious songs. Next morning, campers went for a trekking along Darsait beach area where they attended an enriching session on various physical exercises and breathing exercises conducted by the Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath.
Since Student’s safety is the priority for the school, the eminent safety expert Mr. Pramesh conducted a wonderful training session on safety and first aid. He taught the students use of various types of bandages etc. A presentation on safety which new for the students apart from their regular learning process was also given as a part of the session.
Ms. Shamaila Gul Khan, teacher in Fine Arts, ISD conducted a session titled “Best out of waste” which was indeed an attempt to make use of waste materials to be converted in to beautiful & useful decorative items.
The Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath in her address said, “these sessions are very important for the students at this age. They can become the leaders of tomorrow. The sessions conducted here will be indeed very useful to you in future. The “Global Values” are very important to maintain since the world has become small because of scientific development”. She conveyed her happiness over the success of the programme and commended the untiring efforts made by Radhakrishna Kurup, coordinator, Clubs and events, Lal A Pillai, HoD, Co-Scholastics, Mr. Saju Joseph, Camp officer and their team in organizing the camp for the all round development of students. Mrs. Induresmi, Mrs. Harjinder Kaur, Mrs. Mary Viju, Mrs. Sumitha J. Netto, the teachers of ISD also attended this camp. In the concluding session, Mr. Jaikish Pavithran gave away certificates of participation to the students and teachers. It was indeed an unforgettable experience for the campers.
47th National Day of Oman Celebration
ISD to Organize Silver Jubilee Celebration – a Cultural Extravaganza on 24th November 2017 at City Amphitheatre, Qurum
Indian School Darsait has reached a historical milestone of 25 glorious years of serving the community by imparting quality education to children of Indian Diaspora. The school is celebrating its Silver Jubilee this academic year – 2017-18. On this auspicious occasion, the ISD family places on record, its deepest gratitude and reverence to His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.
The support extended by Ministry of Education has always paved way for the development of the school through these years. The school takes this opportunity to extend its gratitude to MoE for all the help rendered towards the smooth conduct of the mega event – the Silver Jubilee Celebration. The Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman has always been a strength of support in all the educational endeavours taken up by the school since its inception.
After a humble beginning in 1992 and 25 years of endless strive towards excellence with the vision to be the most preferred Indian School in the capital area; ISD has worked hard to nurture future generation of passionate learners and gracious global citizens.
The determination of the management, professional honesty of the staff, hard work of the students, cooperation of parents, and the unstinted support of other stakeholders, and the Omani Community have contributed to the remarkable growth of the institution during the arduous journey towards academic excellence.
The school is hosting its Silver Jubilee Celebrations at City Amphitheatre, Qurum on 24th November 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The theme of the event is “ISD – the most Inclusive and Child Friendly Indian School in Oman”. A Cultural Extravaganza by ISD along with other Indian schools and linguistic wings of Indian Social Club Muscat.
The funds raised through this sponsored event will be used exclusively to develop full-fledged state-of-the-art resource rooms for Children with Special Needs, to expand and strengthen the Inclusive Education Cell, towards the financial support for the needy students and to develop other infrastructure facilities of the school.
Shifa Al Jazeera is the presenter of the programme. Many sponsors have confirmed their support. The response from the parent community and well-wishers have been very positive. ISD family is gearing up to make this event a memorable one for all the stake holders. The support from print and visual media is always commendable and it is the strength of ISD. We are convinced that the success of this event will also depend on the wholehearted cooperation of the media.
SMC - PARENT'S OPEN FORUM - 11 NOV 2017
ANUGRAHA CHARITY CLUB AND SCOUTS & GUIDES CAMP
CBSE OMAN CLUSTER VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
X-QUIZ- ITS 2017, INTER SCHOOL QUIZ COMPETITION.
Indian School Darsait has won X-Quiz- Its 2017 Championship, in the senior category.
There were total 700 teams participated from different schools.After the Preliminary and Mega Preliminary rounds, 12 teams, one from each
school were selected for the final, which was conducted on 10 November 2017 in Indian School Wadikabir.
Out of 12 schools that participated, SNEHA ANN REJI and YASH KUWALEKAR of 10th grade from ISD bagged first position with a big margin.
Quiz was fully on buzzers. The questions had to be cracked with skill. The team was enthusiastic and determined from the beginning that enabled them to score
Out of 1007 Junior Teams from different schools, ALOK SACHIN and ADITYA C .M of 8 th grade from ISD secured fourth position in the final.
ISD ORGANIZES 25th ANNUAL ATHLETIC MEET
The Silver Jubilee Annual Athletic Meet of Indian School Darsait was held at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Bowsher on 2 November 2017 with great enthusiasm, team spirit and camaraderie. The Chief Guest Mr. Soud Bin Bader Ambusaidi, Director of Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Sultanate of Oman declared the Meet open in the esteemed presence of Guest of Honour Mr. S.A.S Naqvi (Olympian-Oman) former Indian Hockey player and coach, and the esteemed Members of SMC, including Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, President, Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, Vice President, Mr. C.X Varghese, Head – Sports Sub Committee, Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Vice Principals, staff, a huge gathering of parents, students and well wishers.
The inaugural ceremony started with the torch relay that marked the beginning of the 25th Annual Athletic Meet of ISD. The chief guest received the salute of honour from the march past contingents of the four houses – Tagore, Bapu, C.V Raman and Vivekananda, whose agility of movement, timing and coordination mesmerized the spectators. Dr. Sridevi P.Thashnath, Principal accorded a cordial welcome to the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, dignitaries and all the stake holders of Indian School Darsait present at the venue.
The inaugural ceremony was followed by the awesome and scintillating inter- house finals of the track events. Budding athletes put up a breath-taking show, which gave the audience moments of great joy and cheer. A spectacular mass drill that show-cased the callisthenic skills by the kids of primary section was definitely a wonderful spectacle to behold, while the synchronized movements of students of classes 6, 7 and 8 that displayed skills of self-defence, cooperation and exuberance, and depicted the ‘ISD Silver Jubilee year formation’ conquered the hearts of many. Winners of track and field events and games were honoured with medals and certificates by the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, Dr.Baby Sam Samuel, Director, BOD and by all other dignitaries. C.V Raman House won the coveted Champions trophy while Vivekanada House lifted the Runner up trophy. Moreover, the prestigious trophy for March Past was grabbed by Bapu House while Tagore House mustered the second slot. Trophies for individual champions and best all-rounders were also given away.
Miss.Nanda I.S, Head Girl and Master.Harikrishnan Lal Pillai, Head Boy proposed vote of thanks to one and all for making the Athletic Meet a sweet memory to carry home. They expressed their gratitude to the blooming athletes, administrators, HoD Co-scholastics, the Department of Physical Education, teachers and non-teaching staff. Mr. C.X Varghese, Head, Sports Sub-committee declared the Meet closed.
25th ANNUAL ATHLETIC MEET - 2017 -18
Inter House Malayalam Debate
Special Assembly VI A - Sardar Vallabhai Patel
SMC STAFF OPEN FORUM - 29 OCT 2017
RELAXING AND STRESS RELIEF SESSION BY T S NAGARTHI
HSC Fire fighting training camp for staff
ISD secured third position in National Quiz contest “Ambassador’s cup”
12th edition of the National Quiz contest “Ambassador’s cup” was conducted on 14 October 2017 at 10 am by the Quizpot Team in Al Ghubra School.
There were 13 schools from all over Oman, and one team from each school participated.
Indian school Darsait secured third position.
VARUN S NAIR VI F
MUHAMMED IRFAN VII B
ALWIN THOMAS VIII C
Indian School Muscat and Indian School Al Ghubra secured first and second position.