From the Principal’s Desk : December 2023

  • 6 December 2023

As we step into the enchanting realm of December, a month adorned with the splendor of Christmas, I am filled with a sense of awe and reverence. Indeed, December invites us to revel in the beauty of the season and to embrace the timeless values of compassion, generosity, and unity. As the year comes to a close, it offers us an opportunity to reflect on the past and learn from our experiences. It is a time to evaluate our accomplishments and areas of improvement, allowing us to set goals and create strategies for a better future.  

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the parents for their invaluable participation in the Parents Satisfaction Survey, recognizing the significance of their invaluable feedback in shaping and enhancing the quality of our collective experience.  

In the midst of the hustle and bustle, it is a time for us to come together, transcending differences and celebrating the rich tapestry of our diverse community.  

  • Leading the way in education excellence 

We are delighted to share the wonderful news that Oakridge International School Bachupally has garnered remarkable recognition in the Times School Rankings 2023. Securing a position among the top three schools in Hyderabad and proudly claiming the coveted No. 1 spot in the Northwest Zone, we extend our deepest gratitude to our exceptional community of dedicated educators, supportive parents, and remarkable students.  

  • Unlocking Boundless Potential, One Global Campus at a Time! 

What an incredible term it has been! Students from Nord Anglia schools have eagerly seized opportunities, honed their skills, and impressed us with their boundless enthusiasm and innovative ideas. There are some remarkable Global Campus highlights from Term 1 and let’s discover the exciting prospects that await us in the future.  

These Global Campus competitions are open to all, with categories for different age groups. We urge the kids to enter as many as you like and showcase your talent on a global stage! 

There are so many ways to get involved. Get online and explore. 

In the Global update, CEO Mr. Andrew Fitzmaurice praised Oakridge Bachupally students’ dedication to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Introducing Aequitas, a dynamic student-led initiative, empowering and championing EDI through engaging new activities. Join us in making a difference! 

We are thrilled to have successfully concluded the Sign Language Workshop by Aequitas, a proud collaborator of the Nord Anglia World Children’s Day Week. In this momentous year of inclusivity, we joined forces with v-sheesh to empower participants from Grades 9 IGCSE & CBSE with the transformative skills of sign language. Together, we bridged gaps and fostered a more inclusive community. 

  • Our inaugural SDG summit – Trailblazing occasion  

We celebrate the momentous occasion of our inaugural SDG summit. As the pioneering school in Hyderabad and Nord Anglia Education, we convened 60 delegates, fostering collaboration and shared commitment towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Our UNICEF ambassadors, Ishanka and Shashank, inspired their peers with invaluable insights and ignited a trailblazing collective passion for addressing global issues. 

  • Casfiesta – Uniting Hearts, Serving Communities 

The CASfiesta unfolded on our vibrant campus, where the harmonious blend of elation, camaraderie, and purposeful service left an indelible mark. Students, parents, and educators united in a jubilant symphony of joy, laughter, and philanthropy and created lasting connections, fostered compassion, and made unforgettable memories together. 

  • Grateful Hearts, Abundant Thanks! –  

A week of gratitude and appreciation brought Cambridge Primary scholars together, creating unforgettable moments of community and thankfulness. 

  • Tiny Athletes, Big Dreams! –  

The Junior Olympics brought together over 20 playschools for an exhilarating showcase of youthful athleticism. 

  • Unlocking Global Horizons – Launching Dreams! 

Join us on extraordinary international excursions to Singapore & Malaysia and the captivating East Coast of the United States. Broaden horizons, foster a global outlook, and develop essential skills for the future. Embark on enriching adventures that ignite imagination and promote 21st-century skills & global citizenship. A detailed email with all the information has already been sent, kindly have a look! Don’t miss out! 

  • Family Referral Programme  

Nothing makes us happier than families recommending our school.   

We know that choosing a school is one of the biggest decisions a family can make, which is why a personal recommendation from parents is so important. We believe that our current families are our greatest advocates, and we want to say thank you for your trust and confidence in us.   

Introducing the Family Referral Programme for the academic year 2024-25, exclusively for your friends and family exploring our global community. The referral window opens from December 1st to December 16th, 2023. Kindly refer by clicking the link below, 


  • New initiatives in school  

By taking various initiatives to enhance growth, we can pave the way for personal and collective development in the upcoming year. 

We are excited to announce a brief 5-minute survey focused on transportation and lunch at our institution. This survey aims to gather valuable insights from you regarding your experiences, preferences, and suggestions. By participating, you will contribute to our ongoing efforts to enhance these essential aspects of our school community.  Please find the links below. 

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We are excited to start a new initiative called “Brunch with Principal,” a unique opportunity for students to engage in meaningful conversations over food. This program aims to foster a deeper connection between students and provide a platform for open dialogue and sharing of ideas.  

We are soon introducing “Open Hour with Parents“! Join me for an open discussion every Friday from 9 am to 10 am, the initiative is aimed at fostering stronger bonds between families and the school community.  

Stay tuned for more details on the scheduling process.  

As part of our culture of learning and improvement, we’re working to make sure every Nord Anglia colleague is supported in continuing to develop in their role. We’re developing a Professional Learning Strategy to significantly raise the profile and importance of learning across Nord Anglia. We’re looking to empower Professional Learning leaders in each of our schools with both training and networking opportunities. These leaders of learning will be able to access a new suite of assets to help bring the strategy to life at Nord Anglia University shortly. 

May this December be a time of reflection and renewal, where we find solace in the company of loved ones and kindle the flame of hope in our hearts. Let us remember that amidst the twinkling lights and festive melodies, it is our actions, both big and small, that have the power to make a lasting impact on the lives of others.  

Wishing you a December filled with warmth, love, and the timeless charm of the festive season. 

“Embrace the magic of Christmas with a stylish twist, where innovation and joy coexist.”