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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.
Factory visit by Class XI students to Oasis Water Company
Henna Design Competition
Teacher's Day Special Celebration
Interactive Session with Mr.T.C. Sreenivasan
Gandhi Jayanthi - Shramadan Activities
ISD ORGANIZES SMC-STAFF GET-TOGETHER
Indian School Darsait organized a ‘Get-together’ of School Management Committee and staff with their spouses and children on 7 September 2017. It was a great evening to honour the staff and thereby to strengthen the rapport and fraternity. The auditorium that was the venue of celebration turned to be a hub of cheer, entertainment, fun and frolic.
Mr. Thomas George, Convener, SMC who compeered the entire programme spoke about the importance of the day by creating a suitable ambience.The function began with a prayer song followed by lighting of the lamp by senior teachers led by Mr. Alexander Gee Varghese, Vice Principal (Senior Section). Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, Vice President, SMC in his welcome address congratulated the staff on their great efforts and good works for ISD and assured the wholehearted guidance of SMC to make every stride a success story for the honour and glory of the school. He urged the teachers to adapt to the changes happening in the field of education.
Thereafter, two hours of delight and joy in the form of fun and frolic games, spot games and melodious rendition of music made the evening lively and with hail and laughter. In the meantime staff members were honoured in a very special way as it is the Silver Jubilee year of the establishment of the school. The staff members were conferred with special gifts ranging from gift vouchers to gold coins according to the number of years of their service at school.The day’s enthusiasm reached its summit with the Grand Final – a Tug of War for the staff members.
Proposing vote of thanks, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal expressed her profuse gratitude to the President, SMC in absentia; Vice President, Convener, Treasurer and all other distinguished Members of SMC for their guidance, care and affection being given to the staff. She profoundly thanked all staff members for making ISD soar high in all levels and acknowledged their contribution to this temple of knowledge. Besides, she expressed her heartfelt gratitude to their spouses and children for exhibiting superb family feeling and for making the day yet another memorable one to cherish.
On behalf of the ISD family, the Vice President thanked all the benevolent parents and community members who started this institution 25 years back and also expressed his gratitude to all the former Presidents and members of SMC who served this institution selflessly to make it one of the most sought after institutions in the Sultanate of Oman.
The programme was followed by a sumptuous dinner.
Leadership Workshop at ISD
A leadership workshop under the aegis of Khimji Training Institute was conducted for the Student Council Members of ISD. It was held on 25 August 2017 at senior school auditorium. Mr. Nadeem Ahmed from Khimji Training Institute, an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad and an ILM U.K approved trainer for Leadership and Management, was the resource person. The programme, which lasted for four hours, was conducted in two sessions, and were highly interactive. Mr. Nadeem spoke on how to be a good leader, qualities of a good leader, one’s attitude and approach to challenges etc. He urged the young leaders to become good human beings. Inspirational videos were shown to motivate the leaders in the making . A paper building game was conducted for the participants who were divided into four groups, to test various factors such as planning and honesty. A personality test was also conducted for all the members to identify their characteristic features. Well- monitored group discussions and deliberations marked the bulk of the programme that raised the confidence level of the students, prompted their thoughts, eased their stress and rekindled their positive outlook, reciprocal behavior and mutual respect. It was definitely a fruitful workshop that enabled the student leaders to hone their skills in varied portfolios and to see a glimpse of ‘who they are now and who they would be in future’.”A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way” was the essence of the workshop.
Earlier, Head Girl, Nanda I.S extended a cordial welcome to the day’s resource person and his team while Head Boy, Harikrishnan Lal Pillai proposed vote of thanks at the end of the session. Mr. B Sureshkumar, Assistant Vice Principal (Secondary and Senior Secondary) honoured the guest speaker with a memento as a token of appreciation. Mr. Lal A Pillai, Head, Co-Scholastics, Mr. Radhakrishna Kurup In charge clubs, Mrs. Shobha Krishnan, English Teacher were also present throughout the programme.
Mrs. Sumitha Julius Netto & Mr. Vincent Mathew, Teachers-in-Charge of Student Council coordinated the event.
ISD ORGANIZES THE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
The 71st Independence Day of India was commemorated at Indian School Darsait on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm. Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, President, School Management Committee was the Chief Guest on the occasion and the presence of distinguished Members of SMC – Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, Vice President; Mr. Thomas George, Convener; Mr. Ashraf Valappil, Treasurer; Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, Head of Academic Subcommittee; Mr. Afroz Ahmad, Head of Staff Welfare, Health & Grievances Subcommittee; Mr. C.X Varghese Tharakan, Head of Sports Subcommittee; Mr. Ajit Vasudevan, Head of Cultural and Co Curricular Subcommittee; Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath; staff, students, parents and well-wishers of ISD added colour to the festivities.
Adorned in Tricolour, the ambience stirred unity and oneness among all those who had gathered for the celebration.
In his Presidential Address, the Chief Guest paid his rich tribute and reverence to the great Freedom Fighters who sacrificed their lives to light up the spirit of Free India. He urged all present to cherish the freedom that we have got as a gift from our ancestors, to walk on the path shown by them and to work towards the betterment of our great country.
The Chief Guest also read out the excerpts of the message delivered by the Honourable President of India, Sri Ram Nath Kovind on the eve of Independence Day and administered the pledge to the audience to strive for a better and cleaner India – to make our Motherland free from poverty, corruption, terrorism and communalism.
Highlights of the day’s celebration were melodious rendition of patriotic songs“Dil Diya Hai Jaan bhi Dhenge” by the choir from Primary School and Patriotic Medley by Senior School students respectively. It was followed by the grand finale, “Bharatheeyam” –a contemporary dance tribute to our Nation.
The occasion also witnessed the prize distribution ceremony by the Chief Guest and Members of the School Management Committee. Prizes and certificates were given away to 77 students of Class 10 who had scored CGPA 10 in the CBSE Class 10 Assessment 2016- 17, Sastra Prabha Award 2016-17 to Varun S Nair of Class VI.F A special award ‘the Guinness World Records – Certificate of Participation won by two of our students – Shreya Umrani of Class I.C and Janani Pandiyan of Class IV.A for participation in a team event of making longest crocheted scarf was also presented. The programme, which enthralled the audience for more than an hour, was indeed an experience to cherish.
The programme was followed by a painting competition on the theme ‘Independence Movement of India’ conducted as per the circular from CBSE in connection with the 70th Anniversary of Independence and 75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement. As many as 40 students from classes 6 to 10 wholeheartedly participated in the competition. The Chief Guest, Mr. Ajayan Poyyara inaugurated the event while Mr. Thomas George, Convener, SMC and the Principal greeted them on this joyous occasion.
ISD ORGANIZES SYNERGY 2017
Indian School Darsait organized its Annual Exhibition titled ‘Synergy 2017’ on Thursday, August 10. The event displayed vigour and fervour of students in the honing of innovation, exploration and experiment skills. It was indeed an open competition in which students of classes 6 to 12 took part with utmost enthusiasm.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Ajit Vasudevan, Head, Co-curricular and Cultural Subcommittee, SMC, officially inaugurated the expo in the presence of esteemed Members of SMC, Principal, administrators, staff, students and parents of ISD. The much-awaited exhibition attracted the attendance of a huge crowd of parents and well-wishers. Switching on the prize winning exhibits the Chief Guest expressed his immense pleasure for having been invited to such a wonderful event. He also commended the quest of young minds for venturing into the horizons of knowledge to seek education beyond books and the four walls of the classroom. He also shared his great satisfaction at the meticulous and systematic planning and execution of this prestigious event which is an important learning experience for every child.
Among the exhibits in Science that captured the attention of many were Sources of Renewable Energy, Desert-Future of Power Generation, E-waste Management, Modern Methods of Irrigation, Tidal Energy, Solar Energy, Multipurpose Dam, Rain Water Harvesting while the Department of Mathematics thrilled and tilted the brain with Infinity Mirror, Magic of Trigonometry, Geometry with Magnet, Pythagoras Theorem. The Department of Social Science presented a large array of exhibits such as Historical Monuments, Model of Kochi Airport, French Revolution, Indus Valley Civilization, Global Warming, River Basins, Volcano and Pollution.
The ICT Department of the school added zeal and zest to the event with Website Development, Poster making and Project Presentation while the Department of Commerce displayed banking facilities, logos and currencies and the benefits of newly introduced GST and a dream come true Kochi Metro. The Department of Art and Craft mesmerized the visitors with wonderful fusion of colours and designs along with a crafts fair.
Mr. Thomas George, Convener, SMC, Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, Head, Academic subcommittee, Mr. Varghese Tharakan, Head, Sports Subcommittee and Mr. Sebastian Chungath, Head, HSE, Subcommittee encouraged the students with their presence throughout the time interacting with them and appreciating them for the exemplary work they carried out.
The Principal conveyed her deep appreciation to everyone especially the participants and teachers of the Departments of Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Commerce, ICT and Art & Craft and for making the exhibition much appealing. She also acknowledged and placed on records the dedication and strenuous efforts of all for working as a team that scripted yet another story of success as the school celebrates its Silver Jubilee this year.
ISD Organizes Staff Training Session
Indian School Darsait organized a two-day staff training session as part of ISD Annual Staff Career Development Programme. Dr. Shankar Ramachandran, Consultant & Leadership Development Trainer was the chief resource person on day one. He spoke convincibly on how to enhance the skill of professionalism at work place. Mrs. T.S Nagaarthi, Therapist & Counsellor, ISD elaborated on the importance of body posture of students and staff in order to avoid pain in later life was the main speaker on the concluding day.
Dr. Shankar Ramachandran depicted the importance of communication in day-to-day professional life. He stressed that blocks like deletion can mar the effectiveness of communication. The communicator should be well aware of not only the outcomes but also the consequences of communication. He urged the teachers to be sensitive about the cultural and psychosocial ecology of the learners. Dr. Ramachandran differentiated the concepts of being a ‘successful’ vis-a-vis ‘professional’ teacher.
Therapist, Mrs. Nagaarthi presented an eye-opening power-point presentation that delineated the importance of physical fitness in the life of learners and teachers for which engendering a proper posture is a must. One has to learn and maintain a correct posture while standing, sitting, walking or lying down. Mrs. Nagaarthi’s presentation, elucidation and demonstration could drive in the oft-felt yet never so well exposed finer aspects of correct posture in one’s life.
Earlier Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal, ISD introduced the resource persons and reminded the teaching community of the need for ‘learning, unlearning and relearning’ by way of effective Faculty Development Programme. Mr. Alexander Gee Varghese, Vice Principal, Senior School extended a cordial welcome to all while Mr. B Suresh Kumar, Assistant Vice Principal, Secondary & Senior Secondary proposed vote of thanks. Distinguished Members of School Management Committee also attended the training session.
ISD HOLDS INVESTITURE CEREMONY
Indian School Darsait organized Investiture Ceremony of the office bearers of the Student Council for the academic year 2017-18 on 5 June at senior school auditorium. Mr. Mohammad Sabir Raza Faizi, Finance Director, BoD was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Mr. Alexander Gee Varghese, Vice Principal, Senior Section extended a cordial welcome to the Chief Guest and the dignitaries with fervour and enthusiasm. He acknowledged their benign gracious presence and welcomed all others to the day’s solemn function.
Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal briefed the audience about the purpose of student council and how the present body took shape through a transparent, democratic and rigorous process of election and selection conducted over the past few weeks. She proudly announced the names of the Ceremonial Heads led by Harikrishnan Lal Pillai, the Head Boy and Nanda I.S the Head Girl, Bhadra Ashok Kumar – Cultural Secretary, Afreen Shafir -Sports Captain, Hani P Jamal- Literary Secretary, Saurav K Sajeev- HSE Secretary, Neel Bharatkumar Ghaghada -IT Secretary, Deputy Ceremonial Heads, Assistant Head Boy and Head Girl, General Prefects and House Coordinators. It was followed by the introduction of Captains, Vice Captains and House Prefects by the House Counsellors of four houses: Bapu, C.V Raman, Tagore and Vivekananda. The Principal then administered the Oath of Office to the new Student Leaders.
The Chief Guest along with President, SMC, Convener, SMC and Principal pinned ‘Badges of Responsibilities and Power’ to the Ceremonial Heads, General Prefects, the House Coordinators, Captains and Vice Captains while the House Counsellors did the honours for the House Prefects.
The Chief Guest spoke about the attributes of a good leader and urged them to be leaders of tomorrow by imbibing leadership qualities. He further called upon the student leaders to learn from experience, to be role models to others so that they would discharge their responsibilities and duties to the best of their abilities and without fear.
Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, President, SMC, congratulated the budding leaders of ISD and reminded them that they should follow certain principles of life such as honesty positivity and fellow feelings. The Head Boy and the Head Girl representing the Student Council delivered their acceptance speech. They spoke emphatically on the nobility of their positions, swore their support and allegiance to the school and promised to discharge their duties and responsibilities as keen participants rather than mere spectators. Mr. Thomas George, the first Head Boy of the school, felicitated the young and spirited leaders recalling the days that he spent at ISD. Moreover, he exhorted them to demonstrate their leadership qualities so that they would always be winners in life.
Mr. B Suresh Kumar, Assistant Vice – Principal (Secondary & Senior Secondary), proposed vote of thanks and expressed his profound and profuse gratitude to each and every one especially the Chief Guest, distinguished guests and parents for sparing their valuable time in making the day a very memorable one. The school choir created an ambience of solemnity and bliss with melodious songs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or can call at +968 99432243 between 8 pm and 10 pm.
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
ISD to Start NIOS Study Classes
Quality Education is perceived and conceived by many educational institutions but achieved by very few. Indian School Darsait has joined the list of those few privileged institutions that have prioritized inclusive education as one of their goals. National Institute of Open School is a positive step towards this inclusion as ISD becomes the first CBSE School in Oman to have acquired accreditation from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) – an autonomous institution under Department of School Education and Literacy, M.H.R.D, Gov. of India to run NIOS classes for the Secondary and Senior Secondary Classes.
The NIOS, one of the three National Boards, takes conscious steps to provide quality education and follows National Curriculum Framework brought out by NCERT.The NIOS courses and programmes are functional, useful in daily life and also set the pathway for further studies as evident from the successful alumni of NIOS who pursue their higher studies in institutes of national and international repute such as IITs, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia etc.
Principal, Dr.Sridevi P. Thashanth, appointed as the coordinator of the NIOS classes said, “It is with the help of the Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman, approval from Ministry of Education and support of School Management Committee that we are able to start this extended service which will offer a variety of courses for the students to choose from. Students must opt for any 4 subjects other than English for Classes X and XII and a student must have attained a minimum age of 14 to register for Class X and 15 for Class XII.”
She added “Students who are Indian Nationals across Oman unable to cope with main stream education can avail of this golden opportunity and register for the academic session 2017 – 18. Classes are likely to begin in a weeks’ time. Further details including the fee structure, timings, schedule of classes etc. can be obtained from the school office or from the school website – www.isdoman.com.”
It may be noted that students opting for NIOS in Class X have the advantage of joining formal School Board in Class XI after passing NIOS examination. The certificate issued by NIOS is accepted by all the National & State Boards, all Universities and for Government jobs. However, certain Boards and Universities have fixed eligibility criteria based on their requirements and hence, candidates seeking admission may go through the eligibility criteria of different Boards/ Universities before taking admission.
Mr. Wilson V George, Chairman, BOD said, “We are happy that ISD is widening its horizon for Diaspora Children in Oman. BOD has been encouraging equal opportunity for all children and it is heartening to see that with this initiative of extended educational services, ‘no child will be left behind’ which is the true essence of our education system.”
Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, President SMC said, “As ISD enters its 25th year of existence this academic year, we would like to extend our services to students with diverse needs and varied interest, and NIOS will definitely serve this social cause of inclusion in Education. ISD has indeed been very privileged to serve the Indian Community for the last 24 years”.
KG WELCOME DAY
Scholars and Artists in the Making
Indian School Darsait organized KG Day for KG I kids and the fourth Graduation Ceremony for KG II children for the year 2016-17 on Saturday, 25 February. Separate functions were held for the morning and the afternoon session childrenin two phases wherein a good number of parents, grandparents and well-wishers turned up to be a part of yet another day to cherish. Mr. Biju Samuel, Vice President, SMC, Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, Head of Academic Subcommittee,SMC were the Chief Guests for the morning and afternoon functions respectively along with Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, distinguished Member, SMC.
The mega event began with lighting of the auspicious lamp of knowledge by the Chief Guest, and other dignitaries. The highlight of the function was the ceremonial procession of the graduates, led by the class teachers of each division accompanied by KG I teachers. The little ones who were clad in graduation gowns were brimming with enthusiasm and vibrancy. The teachers of respective classes spoke briefly about the toddlers as they received their certificates. Mrs. Leena Francis, Vice Principal stated emphatically on the significance of the foundation years of a child and welcomed the august gathering for both the sessions. She said, “the main aim of kindergarten is to groom our little ones for achieving holistic excellence in this competitive world.”Addressing the gathering Mr. Biju Samuel, Chief Guest for the morning session said that the school is like a second home and teachers are like mothers to them. He further added that, “As these kids are in the most impressionable phase of their life, we have a great responsibility on us as to how we interact with these tiny tots.” He also expressed his happiness in being part of this wonderful occasion and blessed them for a bright future.
Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal appreciated the students for their confidence and pleasing demeanor they displayed and the staff for their commitment and sincere efforts. She also underlined the role of a KG teacher in the life of a child by stating that, “the kids come as a plain slate or clay and the teachers mould them. The children always love and remember their KG teachers fondly even when they bid adieu to their alma mater in Grade 12’’ She also presented a beautiful array of Kindergarten activities conducted for the academic year besides felicitating the children who secured hundred percent attendance.
Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, Chief Guest for the afternoon session congratulated the K.G Department for organizing the programme perfectly. She further said, “the little ones are like tiny seeds that grow into a mighty tree. They should be watered with hope, kindness and love and be fed with nutrients of knowledge, character and dedication by instilling values and beliefs”. The KG I kids wished their seniors good luck and enlivened the morning with enthralling performances. As they danced to foot tapping music, the kindergarten motto‘growing up is fun’ was re-emphasized to the core. Mrs. Sheeja Philip, Coordinator, Kindergarten proposed vote of thanks and expressed her profuse gratitude to all for making the day a memorable one.