ISD Hosts Iftar – Amity of benevolence

Indian School Darsait organized an Iftar Get-together at the senior school auditorium on 5th June 2017 to mark the essence of Holy Month of Ramadan- a time of reflection and devotion to God. The President, Mr.Ajayan Poyyara who took the initiative of bringing together communities, displayed the ‘Spirit of Oneness’ which is the ‘essence of Ramadan’. The get – together was a witness to the coming together of different cultures and traditions to celebrate unity in diversity and to strengthen the spiritual bonding thereby honouring the values of peace, charity and forgiveness.

The occasion was graced by the benign presence of Mr. Muradh, Member of Majilis Al Shura, Mr. Salim Mohammad Al Ghamary, Municipal Council Member, Muttrah, Mr. Wilson V. George, Chairman BoD, Mr. C.M. Najeeb, Vice Chairman, BoD, Dr. C.K Anchan & Mr. Baby Sam Samuel, Directors, BoD, Mr.Mathew Abraham, Educational Advisor to the Board of Directors, Dr. Alex C Joseph, Assistant Educational Advisor, Mr. P.M Jabir, Hon. Secretary Community Welfare ISC, Muscat & Member of NORKA, Kerala, Mr. Ratheesan, Convener, ISC Kerala Wing, Mr. Thomas George, Convener, SMC, ISD other distinguished Members of SMC, former President and members of SMC administrators, Omani staff of the school along with their families, ISD teaching and non teaching staff and the members of the local community. The purpose of the gathering was to send across the message of brotherhood, sincerity, endurance, and gratefulness for every tiny blessing during the holy month of Ramadan.

Dr. Sridevi P.Thashnath, Principal extended a cordial welcome to the august gathering and thanked them profusely for their presence. ‘The Fathiha’ recited by one of the Arabic teachers, Mr. Shamsudheen.A.P, marked an auspicious beginning to the evening and sanctified the ambience. The goodies carefully chosen to suit the taste buds during the fasting month included a spectrum of traditional delicacies. The turnout was extremely amazing that showed that the invitation was very well responded in the affirmative. Around two hundred people attended the get – together and enjoyed the array of sumptuous dinner. An elaborate arrangement for the prayers was made separately for the ladies and gentlemen at the school itself.

The President, SMC and the Principal thanked the attendees from the core of their hearts for keeping up the spirit of Fasting and the Iftar Get-together.

ISD ORGANIZES ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD CEREMONY

Indian School Darsait organized Academic Excellence Award Ceremony at Senior School auditorium on 3 June 2017. Dr. C.K Anchan, Director, BOD, Indian Schools in Oman, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The programme started with prayer followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp.

Dr. Sridevi P.Thashnath, Principal welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries to the day’s solemn ceremony. She commended the unprecedented achievements of the students catalyzed by the active support of their parents together with the tireless efforts of the teachers in making the school maintain the apex position of zero failure in Class XII Board Examinations. She thanked the School Management Committee for their timely guidance and unmitigated encouragement being rendered to all activities of the school. She concluded her words which were a glowing tribute to the teachers, quoting Aristotle, one of the greatest philosophers of all time “Excellence is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives, choice, no chance, determines your destiny”.

The Chief Guest Dr. C.K.Anchan, addressed the august gathering of the day and congratulated the awardees, parents and teachers. He said, “ISD is one of the best Indian Schools in Oman because inspite of lots of constraints the school has always created history in both scholastics as well as co-scholastics area. The huge turnout of parents is a witness to the fact that the support of the parents is immense.” The Chief Guest urged the parents to continue their support to the school as it would encourage their wards to excel and strengthen their value system. He further motivated all with examples of Indian success stories that permeated confidence across the world. Dr.Anchan lauded the efforts of the Principal and the team of dedicated teachers for helping the students realize their dreams and achievements. He felicitate the achievers and gave away gold medals, mementos and certificates to the toppers of Class XII Board Examination held in March and April 2017, second and third toppers, National Topper Award and A1 achievers in all subjects (Class XII).

Mr. Ajayan Poyyara through his Presidential Address, commended the excellent performance of the students and advised the winners to keep up their Indian identity wherever they go and whatever they do. He acknowledged the efforts of ISD in launching NIOS that provides succor to the marginalized learners and congratulated the teachers for providing extra help through inclusive education. The President did the honours for the subject toppers in Class XII, class toppers and A1 scorers in Class XI, while Mr. Thomas George, Convener, SMC gave away Merit Awards (Classes XI & XII) and the Head of the Institution distributed Principal’s honours awards to Classes XI & XII.

Mrs. Nikhila Anil Kumar, Head-ACS, SMC, felicitated the A1 achievers in all subjects in Class IX while other esteemed Members of SMC, Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, Mr. C.X Varghese Tharakan, Mr.Ajit Vasudevan did the honours for the A1 achievers from Classes VI to VIII. The newly inducted Members of SMC namely, Mrs. Shamah Shams and Mr. Sebastian Chungath, felicitated A* achievers in all subjects from Classes I-V and G.K & Spell Bee toppers in both primary and senior sections of the school respectively.

To wind up the event, Mr. Alexander Gee Varghese Vice Principal (Senior Section) proposed vote of thanks and expressed his deep appreciation to the Chief Guest, President, SMC, and other dignitaries for sparing their valuable time in gracing the occasion. He also thanked immensely the benevolent parents and dedicated teachers who helped the children achieve such a wonderful fete. The day was also marked with melodious music presented by school choir.

ISD ROCKS OVER CLASS X RESULTS

Indian School Darsait is exuberant over its buoyant students as they brought in the best result ever in the CBSE Class X Assessment held in March 2017. It is indeed proud moments for ISD family as its Grade X students broke all previous records carving an indelible imprint in the annals of the achievements of the school.
Out of 193 students who appeared for the Summative Assessment, 77 students scored a perfect CGPA 10 adding yet another feather to the crowning glory of ISD. 57 students scored CGPA 9 to 9.8, 48 students scored CGPA 8 to 8.8, 10 students scored CGPA 7 to 7.8 and 1 Student scored CGPA 6.8.

Following are the glittering stars that really made the school scale greater heights with their outstanding performance of CGPA 10:
Arun Darbi, Malavika Ramachandran, Abhijith Rajesh, Dona Lisa Mathew, Leya Susan Binu, Prince Shaju Arikkatt, Shreya Manoj, Steffi Maria Sebastian, Prashob Suresh Babu, Sandini Najeema, Aiswarya Manikandan, Amal Deyal Santhoshkumar, Ananthu S.Nair, Anushree C.R, Anwar Muhammed N.S, Bella Varghese, Biji Thomson, Nadha Ashraf, Neha Roy, Nimisha Haneesh, Rahumath Sadiq, Saran.S, Sneha Sachin, Anamika Janardhanan, Ashina Mol Azad, Devika Rajeev, Shiphi Abraham Thomas, Sreelakshmi Atholi, Abinav Puduvayil, Aromal Shaji, Harishankar.M, Hisham Ishak, J.E.Smilin, Reejo Kuriakose, Shwetha Sivadas Karanchery, Snigdha Sathyanathan, Stephy Ann Zachariah, Alphi Kurian Shajan, Anannya Jaikish, Anurag Biju Saritha, Ashwin Ajay, Athira.V.S, Devasena Sajeev, Janet Anna Jophy, Megha Jacob, Naira Riyas, Priyanka Thashnath Pradeep, Rixa Ann Reji, Rohan Roy Mathew, Sneha Sabu Abraham, Sreyas Sivan, Jeroame Jacob Prince, Joyal Jojo, Leya Mathew, Mohammed Riswan Nassim, Pranav Praveen, Muhammad Ajnas Ahmed, Shabla.K.P, Muhliza Abdulla, Abhimanyu Bhati, Ananya Warrier, Annriya Jomy Vithayathil, Kulkarni Anshul Aniruddha, Harikeshav Pramodu, Nishita Manoj Pillai, Noor Salman, Sivaram Narayan, Annlita Bobby, Drishya Dinesh, Gautham Manuraj, Yash Mittal, Atul Balasubramaniyam, Maitreyee Yogesh Naik, S.Naveen, Vachana Francis, Anjali Krishna Subhash and F.Shiny Rachel

Compared to the last year’s result the school has made an overwhelming output with 77 students scoring perfect CGPA 10 out of 193 students whereas 126/ 193 students scored A1 in English, 99/193 students scored A1 in Science, 97/191 students got A1 in Social Science, 94/190 students achieved A1 in Maths, 86/130 students got A1 in Malayalam, 21/39 students secured A1 in Hindi, 7/8 students got A1 in Sankrit and 5/15 students secured A1 in Arabic.

Principal, Dr. Sridevi P.Thashnath, congratulated the students on their glorious achievement and praised the students, teachers and parents for their tireless strivings in making the stars of ISD shine brilliantly. Mr.Ajayan Poyyara, President, and Members of SMC conveyed their joy and happiness over the excellent result that the school could garner.

CBSE APPOINTS DR. SRIDEVI P.THASHNATH, PRINCIPAL ISD FOR POST RESULT COUNSELLING

It is indeed a proud moment for Indian School Darsait as our Principal Dr. Sridevi P.Thashnath has been once again appointed as Post – Result CBSE Annual Counsellor to provide counseling services to the Sultanate of Oman region students and their parents to overcome common psychological problems and general queries after the declarations of Class X & XII results.
The second phase of Annual Counselling begins from 28 May 2017 to 11 June 2017 from 8 pm to 10 pm on all working days. It is a voluntary, free of cost service that can be availed of by students of Indian Schools across the Sultanate of Oman.
The CBSE Counselling is an outreach programme which is carefully designed keeping the heterogeneity of student’s population and geographical spread. CBSE Tele counselling is largely offered by trained counsellors and Principals from within CBSE affiliated schools located in India and outside India. The students and parents who require assistance may reach the Principal at isdoman@gmail.com or can call at +968 99432243 between 8 pm and 10 pm.

CBSE PRESS NOTE : POST-RESULT CBSE ANNUAL COUNSELLING STARTS FROM ­­­28th MAY TO 11th JUNE 2017

ISD REPEATS CENTUM RESULT IN AISSC EXAM

 Students of Indian School Darsait yet again proved that with hard work and dedication one can reach great heights. In the AISSC Examination for the year 2016-17, Grade XII students came out with flying colours as they successfully produced cent percent results. In Commerce Stream, Swetha Madhan secured the first position with 95.4%, followed by Hiba Ishaq with 94.6 % while Swamith Ashokan.M grabbed the third position with 91.6%

In Science Stream Daison Darlan top-scored with 94.6 %, Pavanjeeth Balakrishnan bagged the second position with 93. 8% and Sachin John Thomas came third with 92.4 %.

School averages in other subjects are: Psychology with 83.3 %, Computer Science 80%, Physics with 78.5%, Multimedia & Web Technology with 77.9%, Biology with 74.2%, Mathematics with 70.8%, followed by Business Studies 67.3%, Accountancy with 60.1% and Economics with 50%.

Nandhika Sundara Raman brought laurels to school when she scored centum in Psychology while Fahmidha Khalid and Ashok V.P made school proud scoring 97 % each in Computer Science and Chemistry respectively. Swetha Madhan scored 96 % in both English and Economics while Fahmy Aboobaker scored 96% in English and 95% in Biology. Swamith Ashokan.M, Megha Sabu, Nourin Nasser and Shriya V.Parameswar scored 96% in Marketing. Besides, a total of 26 other students scored 95 marks in English.

The following 5 students namely, Swetha Madhan, Hiba Ishaq, Daison Darlan, Fahmidha Khalid and Sachin John Thomas topped in Maths with 95%. Hiba Ishaq topped in Business Studies with 96% while Swetha Madhan, Athira Pradeep Kumar, Samuel Samju Kavattu and Swamith Ashokan.M scored 95 % in it. Apart from these achievements, Hiba Ishaq and Swetha Madhan got 95% each in Accountancy whereas Zihan Basheer topped in Multi Media & Web Technology with 94%. Daison Darlan and Pavanjeeth Balakrishnan topped in Physics with 95% while 15 other students scored 95 and above in Chemistry, whereas Devika Suresh and Angel Joji scored 95% in Psychology.

Dr.Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal congratulated the students, parents and teachers on this remarkable achievement. She lauded the strenuous efforts of all who worked as catalysts in making school proud.
Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, President and other esteemed members of the SMC conveyed their happiness over the excellent results.

ISD LAUNCHES NIOS

Indian School Darsait launched NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) on 17th May 2017. Mr. Baby Sam Samuel, Director, BOD, Indian Schools in Oman and the Chief Guest of the day’s ceremony launched the NIOS services at ISD – an extension of educational service to Indian learners across Oman, who are unable to cope with main stream education.
Mr. Alexander Gee Varghese, Vice Principal, Senior Section and NIOS Associate Coordinator welcomed the Chief Guest and the dignitaries in glowing terms.

Speaking on the solemn occasion, Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, President, SMC said that ISD is entering its 25th year of existence and an added extended service would definitely be a milestone for our school that has prioritized inclusive education. NIOS is a flexible system of education that will definitely provide the students ample time, space and opportunity to learn according to their needs and requirements. The school is privileged to fulfill its social obligation through NIOS.
Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal, ISD and NIOS Coordinator provided an effective insight into Open Schooling through a presentation on “NIOS – Myths and Facts”. She emphasized about NIOS by enumerating a plethora of personalities who had benefited much from NIOS and how they created success stories out of their lives. She also added that ISD was privileged to take up Open Schooling as a Social Commitment in its Silver Jubilee year of establishment and to reiterate its dedication by providing an added service to the Diaspora Children. She further acknowledged the timely guidance and directives from the Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman and the staunch support extended by the School Management Committee in making this dream a reality.

Addressing a packed gathering of students, staff and parents, the Chief Guest, Mr Baby Sam commended the school’s initiatives in the field of quality education. He added that the starting of NIOS at ISD is the most visionary step through which the school has widened its horizon by opening its doors to those learners who have diverse needs and varied interests. Mr. Baby Sam appreciated the School’s continued dedication in helping such children. He congratulated Team ISD for striving hard to ensure that quality education reaches every child.

Mr. Radhakrishna Kurup, NIOS Supervisor, proposed the vote of thanks and expressed his profound gratitude to the Chief Guest, Mr. Baby Sam Samuel, the president of SMC, Mr. Ajayan Poyyara; the Convener of SMC, Mr. Thomas George; other members of SMC and parents for their magnanimity in attending this important function of the school despite a busy schedule of engagements and preoccupations. The school choir presented a melodious rendition of the Theme song of NIOS – Jeevan yeh Prakashit Karne.

SCIENCE INDIA FIESTA- Inter-school Science Exhibition (Seniors)

Abhimanyu Bhati (XI A), David Roy (XD) and Devanshi Sharma (IX B) won first position for inter school science exhibition (Seniors) competition organized by Science India Forum at Al- Falaj on 13th may 2017.The project was based on the topic India’s advancement in space technology.

SIF Exhibition (Junior) 2017.

Our students Rabiya Khalid (6E),Manosmita Mallick (7F) and Amaan Jewel (8D) exhibited their exhibit on Space Technology for Cooperation-GSAT9, in the Interschool Science exhibition on Indian’s Advancement in Space Technology conducted by Science India Forum(SIF), on 13th May 2017.

MUSCAT SCIENCE FEST- SCIENCE PROJECT CONTEST

Amal Deyal Santhosh Kumar and Saran S of class XI won the first prize of R.O. 1000 for the Muscat |Science Fest- Science Project Contest.The topic chosen was Powering the Future Generation. The title of the project was Smart Energy System. Various kinds of renewable energy sources. such as wind, solar, hydro, biogas, etc. along with ideas and innovations of using mobile electricity generator, pipeline electricity production, thermal gasification using biomass, biofuel for vehicles through hydrogenation of carbon dioxide and green gas were incorporated in the exhibit.

Runners up in U-15 Inter-school Football Tournament Conducted by TelyBoyz