Saturday, 21 January 2017

Student Led Conference - Early Years and PYP

Student Led Conference plays a vital role in the journey of Inquiry Based Learning, as it gives a platform to the students to reflect and exhibit their learning and skills, evaluate their progress and empowers them to own the accountability of their own learning. 

As the name implies students took the lead role during the conference for sharing selected pieces of their work, discussing next steps and setting goals for future. After days of preparation and hard work, students were all set for the conference. Filled with confidence, students independently took their parents for a gallery walk through the Art Exhibition and the various learning stations. Beginning with talks about their learning through the unit of Inquiry using the inquiry cycle till showcasing of their collection of work in portfolio all helped the parents to gain an insight about their child's strengths and weaknesses. The whole process helped the students to become self aware and explicitly link their academic learning with future planning; skills essential for lifelong learning and self determination.

The conference culminated with authentic parent's feedback and teacher's reflection about the learners' progress. Overall, the conference helped in building up a strong bond between students, parents and teachers which will further help the students in taking up the responsibility and designing their own bright future in the coming years.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Harvest Festivals' Celebration!

On the occasion of 'Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal', the Early years and PYP students enjoyed a spectacular programme. Parents and the student prefects together with great efforts had organised the programme wherein the videos, talks and dance performance helped the students understand the significance of these harvest festivals. Relishing the treat of popcorn and 'til ke ladoo', celebrating of Lohri near the bonfire and kite flying were the major highlights of the celebration.

Makar Sankranti Celebration

Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival that is celebrated through the length and breadth of the country. It is also known by different names - Lohri, Pongal, Bihu, or Uttarayan. 
MYP students heralded the festival of Makar Sankranti by flying colourful kites today at school in the morning.
A wonderful Makar Sankranti is wished to all.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

MYP 2B Assembly

The learners of MYP 2B presented their assembly on the theme ' Makar Sankranti' wherein they shared information about different names of this festival: the most commom one being, Uttarayan .

The assembly depicted the significance of Makar Sankranti and the ways of celebrating it in different places across India. The students portrayed the festivals by presenting a skit on Pongal, singing a song on Makar Sankranti and a dance on Lohri.

It was enthusiastically applauded by the audience and praised by the facilitators.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Choithram International Gone-Google – Best Tagline Competition

Students of MYP enthusiastically engaged their artistic abilities to create attractive and informative taglines in a competition highlighting the recognition of CI as a "Gone-Google" school. 

Ishaan, Arushi and Vedant of MYP-1 were declared winners, as they beautifully presented the use of Google Apps at CI.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Inter House Cricket Competition!

PYP Inter house competition was organized wherein students from all the 4 houses participated with great zeal. Lincoln house and Gandhi house succeeded in reaching the finals. Lincoln house captain Muffadal Salim won the toss and elected to field. In the first inning Gandhi  house scored 79 runs in 10 overs with the help of captain Aditya Paliwal’s 30 valuable runs. Lincoln house started their 2nd inning where they had big target but the way Lincoln house openers Gitaansh Shrivastav (48 runs) and captain Muffadal (28 runs) gave a start to their team the bowlers from the Gandhi house couldn't stop them and loosing only one wicket Lincoln house chased the target in 6 overs only and won by 9 wickets.
Gitansh Shrivastav was awarded as man of the match and man of the series.

PYP 5's Assembly Presentation!

The assembly by PYP 5 focused on the importance of New Year resolutions in a person’s life. Learners enthusiastically shared that a New Year’s resolution is a promise a person makes for the New Year. They emphasised that regardless of what resolution one commits to, the goal is to improve life in the coming year. Learners resolved to abide by the school's mission statement and IB learner profile attributes. They also shared the history of New Year resolutions and took this opportunity to enlighten everyone about the fact that the celebration of New Year in India is a fun event due to accumulation of diverse traditions. The assembly concluded with a motivational video aimed at encouraging learners to -“Be inspired, set goals, be determined and never give up”.