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.