An Entrepreneur Talk was conducted by tGELF for the participants of the ‘Company of the Year Competition’. Schools from Delhi and NCR participated in the workshop. Delhi based entrepreneur Mr Ratan Mehta, founder of Indycium-A marketing and Advertising Company, and Inner Club shared his journey as an entrepreneur and answered a range of questions by students. In essence, an enriching experience for Highlanders!
Like every year, the summit presented a wonderful opportunity for Highlanders to bring out their stand on various national and international issues and stand united with different cultures and scholastic background.
A hotbed of emerging lawmakers and political bigwigs, each with
unique political insight, SHISMUN 2019 truly proved to be a launching pad for the leaders of tomorrow.
Two Alumnus of the recent graduating batch- Srijan Saxena and Saumya Jain were invited on 9 August 2019 for interaction with current students of Year 1 & Year 2 of IBDP.
The agenda of the interaction was to support current students by taking them through the road map of academic challenges one faces during the rigour of the IB program.
Once again, Science became the topic of the day as the Science Exhibition took to the center stage at Scottish High.
Creating a big buzz in the science circles Highlanders put on a magnetic display of various innovative models centering around Water conservation, Solar Energy, Energy transmission, Smart Irrigation, Self-watering Plants, Waste Management, Robotics, Geo-Thermal power, and the list is endless!
Truly, what a unique way to show to the world that Science when combined with creativity, can ignite a revolution!
An interactive session on ‘Academic Honesty’ was conducted by the Resource person, Ms Nidhi Chaudhary, for the students of Grade XI-IBDP(2019-2021) on July 22, 2019. The session included a group activity, in which students actively engaged in discussions on various aspects of Academic Honesty, its importance and consequences of Academic malpractices. The ‘Preventive measures’ taken at SHIS to ensure that Academic Honesty is practising, and how all subject teachers, as well as the resource person, play an essential role in it.
CAS induction session was taken by CAS team on 5 July 2019 to apprise entire academic and activity faculty members about the CAS as one of the core component of the IB DP curriculum. They discussed the various opportunities as undertaken by the school in the previous academic year and to update them about the future areas of collaboration for the upcoming year.
An interesting session for teachers on ‘Idiomatic expressions for aspiring articulation’ was conducted by Ms. Kiran Mishra. Focusing on various hands-on activities on Idioms i.e. figurative language and creative writing, Ms Kiran Mishra transformed the workshop in an interactive session.
She conducted various stimulating activities that included creating cheat sheets, making powerpoint presentations, creating dialogues using idioms, singing songs on idioms, composing self-composed, acrostic, Spine and Kenning poems and riddles. Highlighting on Story writing with the help of emojis Ms. Kiran Mishra inspired the audience to take up innovative ways and encourage students to hone their creative writing skills.
Using pictures, graphs, and different inventive techniques, she illustrated some very useful methods that can make communication in the classroom, impressive and impactful!
A pool of resources converged at Scottish High as 100 librarians cut across Delhi NCR Schools met at Scottish High in a one-of-its-kind event–The Librarian Meet 2019.
Pulling the audience’s attention at the meet was Ms Nupur Agarwal (the famous storyteller from Storywallahs) who took them all on an overwhelming trip with her extraordinary workmanship in storytelling.
Not only this, Ms. Sanghya Ojha from the Puppeterians (the well-known puppeteer from Gali Gali Sim), also showcased the unique art of storytelling with puppetry, and how one can create different types of puppets from unused materials.
A great day for librarians as they discovered how storytelling can be made more expressive and how bringing in puppets can give a voice and character to their imagination!
In the months of May- June, IBDP facilitators of Biology, Mathematics, ESS and CAS participated in IB recognized online workshops. Various in-house workshops for IB DP teaching fraternity were held from May- July 2019 to support their subject-specific teaching strategies in classrooms.
Every Child is A Buddha
A seminar on “Teach to Reach” reach to each child’s heart, was organized at Scottish High to encourage teachers to explore the positive perspective of reasoning. The seminar’s main objective was to educate teachers on how they can mentor their students to connect to the positive vibrance of energy and kindle positive thinking in their lives.
The session was conducted by Sanjiv Ranjan, a Theta healer, author of the best selling book” Seven Mystical Laws of self-healing’ and the founder of All India Institute of Mind-Body Medicine.
Exemplifying the need to connect to the positive self, the session reflected on different Tools n Techniques like focused breathing, yogic clap, meditation, Om chanting etc. Addressing the large assembly of teachers, Sanjiv Ranjan also emphasized on the need to connect to a child not only at a mental level but to emotional as well as spiritual level. He further shared the sacred meaning of Teach and that is to Transform each.
It was a very informative and enjoyable experience where participants learnt how to use the power of their Subconscious mind.
Art is a beautiful expression. Keeping this in view, an art workshop was conducted by Ms Renu Khera, on ‘Art Form by Spatula’. She, along with her team members, taught students the various techniques of strokes and drawings with the help of a spatula. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to try different artistic strokes on canvas.
Team building is an important feature at Scottish High. Keeping this in view, the students had an interesting role play session on team building. They were divided into teams and given a situation to enact-depicting humility and courtesy and at the same time showing conviction as well as the ability to persuade. The activity brought out their dramatic skills which they portrayed quite skillfully.
In yet another live competition for uTalk Language Challenge (French), the Highlanders once again had the opportunity to test their semantic skills at Scottish High.
‘uTalk’- An application based learning, provides a viable platform for students and exposes them to diverse linguistic challenges, activities and fun games.
Taking the challenge head on, Ishaan Verma won a Mekamon Robot worth 40000 rupees, Tedd Roy won a robot, with Akanksha Mallik winning a lifetime uTalk subscription. Each of them also secured a gold, silver and a bronze medal respectively. All in all, a complete delight for parents to watch their wards signing in for this great opportunity provided by the school!
The heat of Assembly elections is on. This was evident as Highlanders got the opportunity to be a part of the talk by Ms Ruchi Hajela- Media expert, Research Scholar, Oxford University. Focusing on the rampant scourge of fake news and information doing rounds in media, Ms Hajela presented her exhaustive survey “Political News & Information in Indian Elections: Analysis of the Pre-Election Period”
The survey uncovered ‘foul play’ by some political parties, where tampered pictures, photoshopped images, fake news and articles were being circulated to manipulate voters for their own political mileage.
Truly, a very relevant session in times when we as citizens must be aware of the authenticity of information floating around us.
An expert talk was conducted for the students of Language B of Grade XI & XII IBDP by Ms Minakshi Patil, mother of Gayatri Patil (XI-IBDP) on the subtopic ‘Beliefs and Values, from the unit ‘Identities’. Ms Minakshi has written various blogs on this subject. She explained the values of life arising out of faith because it is very important to have moral values in our lives. She did not define only trust, beliefs and blind beliefs, but also discuss its effects on our life.
Vansh Kapoor, Vrinda Gahlot and Mehar Dua participated in the film critics workshop and competition held on 26th of April 2019 at GD Goenka World School. The workshop mainly centres on film critique, character, time space and symbols. THE STATION AGENT a film by Tom McCarthy was screened after the workshop to be critiqued by the students. The Students of Scottish High School won the SPECIAL JURY AWARD.
Scottish High International School hosted a three days workshop on ‘Approaches to teaching and learning,’ for International Baccalaureate facilitators.
Conducted by Mr. Patrick Ong, known for spearheading new ideas to empower classroom learning and teaching, the workshop laid emphasis on application of ATTL (approaches to teaching and learning) in the classrooms.
A vibrant exchange of new ideas and concepts, the session turned out to be highly productive for the IB facilitators who are now more equipped and geared up to make learning stimulating and interactive for the students.
GREEN TEAM MAKES HEADWAY
The Green Team of Highlanders Palakh Khetrapal, Kanishka Yadav, Iss Haaq Gobindram, Aryaman Mittal and Ian Baswana from class 11th and 12th ISC and IBDP were honoured by the ‘Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards – India 2019’ for their meritorious contribution to the community.
Their unique social campaign ‘Be E-ware’ makes headway as it truly makes a sizeable impact in saving the environment and moving towards a sustainable tomorrow.
It was time to see pride being exuded by parents of young Highlanders at the Student Led Conference, held on 9th February 2019. Like every year, young Highlanders led parents through a series of their work, artwork and presentations, exhibited all over the walls of their classroom. Amplifying the joy of parents by taking them on a tour of their ward’s learning, discoveries and their distinct version of the unit of inquiries, SLC is truly a standout feature that highlights students’ lead on the journey of learning.
Language brings us all together. The first UTalk language challenge at Scottish High, the one-of-a-kind platform for linguists brought together French and Spanish language students on one stage.
UTalk – A dynamic app for learning languages is a great medium where the language enthusiasts can come on board and tone up their linguistic skills. With this effective tool, the UTalk Language Challenge at Scottish High proved to an interesting discourse for students, with an ace learning exposure combined with stress buster exercises and an active participation of parents as well.
Take note, that Highlanders actively accepted the UTalk- Language Challenge and emerged as winners.
Debyani Kishore, Spandan Yadav and Bhaavin Jain were declared the winners of the French language challenge.
Nimesha Sharma, Divvyesh and Ronak Lal Sinha were declared the winners of Spanish language challenge.
The Highlanders received the prestigious award for their outstanding street play by winning the First Position in Delhi/NCR region. This year, their pioneering project ‘International Medical Care Portal’ also made a buzz in the youth entrepreneur business plan competition and was highly appreciated by the Judges and the audience.
Scottish High’s NCC cadets attend outdoor training camp
Holistic education is the call of the day and NCC is one such discipline that helps in fostering the same. Keeping this as the motto, 19 students as cadets of Scottish High attended an annual training camp conducted by 5 Haryana Battalion NCC at Universal Public School Ghoshgarh. The camp was attended by around 650 junior and senior division cadets from 26 schools and colleges in Gurgaon district.
The beautiful Aravalli Ranges. Nothing less than a professional expedition that has the mix of adventure, fun and exploration, the trip challenged the Highlanders to take a hike and experience the exotic.
Activities like horse riding, trekking are still fresh in their discussions, especially cooking on bonfire that subtly served the nuances of teamwork and cooperation in them. And yes, the nature walk that was more of ‘hands-on learning’ as they explored the beautiful and exquisite ‘flaura and fauna’. With such thrill, it will certainly take a while for the Highlanders to brush off the hangover!
Once again, Highlanders were on board, to what is considered to be the most thought-provoking session conducted by Mr. Koustav Dhar, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director- Zoom Air- India’s one of the most dynamic startup airlines in India.
Engaging the students on how airline industry regulates its prices according to the fluctuations in demand and supply and touching other interesting areas and matters to gets students off the ground, the session productively took off to a fascinating world of services in commercial airlines.
Highlanders are well-known for their linguistic forays. However, Hindi as their mother tongue takes a prominent place on their list of learning and communication discourse. This was evident lately as they were presented with the prestigious award ‘the ambassadors of Hindi’ and ‘the guardians of Hindi’ by the Hindustani Bhasha Academy at the Rajkiya Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Gurugram, for securing marks above 90 in the Hindi Subject. Truly, a notable example for others to whip into shape their interest for the Hindi language!!
Scottish High hosted the IC3 Fair & Symposium, where apart from 13 breakout sessions, more than 52 universities across the world participated and interacted with the Highlanders. Witnessing a high footfall of students, parents, teachers and students from other schools in Gurugram, the fair turned out to be a wonderful window of opportunity for students
An Open House Session was held for parents to give a comprehensive view of the multi-curricula programme available at Scottish High.
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Science takes a leap beyond books as Annual Science Exhibition “Scientia Techno Palooza“makes a touch down at Scottish High International School on 22nd July 2017.
At Scottish High, Science is more than a syllabus as the young enthusiastic Highlanders took it to mammoth proportions by showcasing 65 participatory exhibits, constituting various innovative working models and investigation based projects.
The exhibits comprised of an array of eye-catching and attention-grabbing models related to Robotic Surgery, Alternative of Quantum Computer, Coin Dispenser System, Production of Electricity from Micro Organism and Plants, Hydroelectricity, Thirsty Concrete, BioPlastics, Effect of Self on Aging and many other prototypes on Robotics and Astronomy.
No wonder, these Highlanders are showing up to various platforms in the country with their unmatched science acumen and aptitude.
It was a privilege to have Dr. Jyoti Malik Logani, Doctorate from AIIMS, Scientist E, Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology to inaugurate this watershed moment at the school.
At SHIS we want to instill a sense of larger social responsibility among our students. In line with this endeavour, Highlander Soham Kulkarni from IX standard presented his research on “Water Polluted Cities of India” at the Esri India User Conference held at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel on 19th of January.
Soham’s research impressed the industry luminaries in attendance, including Jack Dangermond, Global CEO of Esri, Agendra Kumar, the organization’s Country Head and Dr. Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India, among others.
Soham was awarded a Speaker Memento while Anjali Saxena, Soham’s teacher, was awarded a Mentor Memento at the end of the conference.
The next big step for Soham is to add detail to his plan using the Arc GIS tool for a possible opportunity to showcase his work in the US.
Great work, Soham! Continue charting your path to success.
A group of 6 Highlanders visited The American Centre, this month, to attend a talk hosted by MUN Café. The objective of this meeting, MUN Cafe’s first dialogue, was to make students interact with diplomats and understand the importance of Diplomacy in the 21st century.
The highlight of the event was the meeting between Highlanders and Mr. Jonathan Kessler, Director of the North India Office of the US embassy. Mr. Kessler has devoted 30 years on myriad global assignments, including those in many European and South-Asian countries.
In an increasingly connected world, the growth of the social web and shared economy have lent critical importance to Policy Making and International Relations. Initiatives such as these help highlanders acquire the analytical skills and perspective required to build successful careers in the field.
#Highlanders sure know how to work hard and play hard! Some of our favorite moments from a recent excursion :)
It is best to encounter a battle with a calm approach, a great sense of confidence and a feeling of equal empowerment. Because often times, the mental battle begins prior to any physical confrontation. The self-awareness of inner calm and action can be achieved by going through a disciplined physical and mental training.
Recently, at SHIS, we hosted a very special workshop on ‘Women Self Defense on Women Safety’ as part of the Government of India’s initiated program, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. This campaign has been introduced by three eminent groups to further the cause of empowering women – in collaboration with the District Administration of Gurgaon along with the internationally renowned ‘Red Cross Society’ humanitarian organization and the Open Hand Combat on Women/Girl Self-Defense.
The program was conducted by Mr. Maula and Mr. Osho Kalia in our world-class multi-utility auditorium for girls, classes VI and onwards.
Highlanders had the opportunity to participate in the Ultimate Golf Carnival, earlier last week!
The mammoth event took place at the Golden Greens Golf & Polo Club, Gurgaon and Highlanders achieved soaring high results while showcasing immense grit on the turf. The team won the Winner’s Trophy along with 13 outstanding individual medals.
The sports event was attended by notable professional golfers – Jyoti Randhawa and Digvijay Singh. It was a lifetime of an opportunity for the participants and they seized the moment with tremendous zeal to become champions!
We are extremely proud of each one of them.
It’s never too late to learn. Twenty faculty members from SHIS attended a workshop on ‘Sharing Best Practices’ at O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat on 13th July. Conducted by General Kochar, Dr. Sanjeev Shani, Ms. Payal Chokker, and Mr. Bhanu Prakash – the workshop explored scientific and emotional ways of handling stress to increase efficiency.
The workshop was divided in two sessions. First, Gen. Kochar initiated the session introducing us to the aim and mission of OP Jindal institute after which Dr. Sahni took the session forward speaking about the essence of human behavior and how to analyze and interpret it.
Ms. Chokker and Mr. Bhanu introduced the concept and significance of ‘Mindfulness’ and how teachers can use it to the students’ benefit. The delegation then received certificates following an interactive Q&A session.
Scottish High held its first ever Model United Nations (SHISMUN) on the weekend of the 20th – 21st of August. With over 400 students from 20 schools across the country, the event was graced by the presence of Mr. Siddarth Nath Singh, BJP National Secretary and spokesperson.
Welcoming the Chief Guest were School Chairman Dr. Cdr. Kartikay Saini and School Director Mrs. Sudha Goyal.
In line with the zeitgeist, terrorism dominated the discourse as student committees debated the issue of terrorism, defined the word ‘terrorist’, reiterated the fact that there was no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ terrorism, just an act of cowardice motivated by fear-mongering and a hunger for power.
The General Assembly at SHISMUN then passed a resolution demanding a permanent seat for India in the United Nations Security Council. The two-day event came to an end with an extravagant closing ceremony where Mrs. Goyal congratulated the organizing committee for their exceptional efforts in putting together a fantastic first edition of a landmark event.
Scottish High International School as a part of its career awareness program series organized a career workshop in association with KIC UnivAssist in its school premises. There were 11 U.S university representatives, to apprise students of classes IX-XII of opportunities available to them for Higher Education in the United States. The details of the participating Universities are as below:
The workshop began with a power point presentation on U.S admissions by Mr. Ganesh Kohli, followed by introduction and highlights of each university. These sessions were then followed by an interactive session where students met the University delegates.
The 150 minute seminar was an enriching experience for the highlanders, parents, teachers/counsellors to get so much information under one roof. 42 students from Lotus Valley along with their counsellor Shivani Joshi also attended the Fair.
Safety is no accident. And that’s why we make a conscious effort to ensure our staff is fully prepared to respond to unexpected emergencies.
The First Aid training, held for the administrative and academic staff recently, helped our teams do just that. A one-hour training module complete with hands-on learning was led by Dr. Swaroop and included do’s and don’ts alongside a thorough session on Basic Life Support and CPR. A Q&A session completed the training with the participants pledging to spread the learning to other members of staff.