From the Principal’s Desk – Feb’24

  • 12 February 2024

By exploring new cultures, embracing diversity, and connecting with people from around the globe, we can truly understand the depth and richness of this extraordinary masterpiece.”

As we step into the month of February, we are excited to continue our journey towards global connectedness at our school. Our focus on wellbeing and bringing different cultures together through music has been instrumental in fostering a sense of unity and understanding among our students. 

From cultural exchange programs to music workshops that celebrate diversity, we are committed to providing our students with opportunities to learn from and connect with individuals from different backgrounds. Together, we can make a positive impact and create a more united and understanding community. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to this important cause. 

Our Collective Identity – 

In a departure from traditional Republic Day celebrations, CAIE took a sustainable approach by incorporating upcycled art, eco-friendly fashion shows, and a plant-powered picnic. This innovative and responsible way of celebrating freedom went beyond the usual flag-waving and parades. 

On the global front – 

Students from GC Debate Club [grades 11 and 12] participated in an animated debate with other schools and emerged winner in the second round. The Writing Competition witnessed outstanding entries from every category across on the theme of Myths and Legends related to various monuments. Our second group of Pen Pals has initiated the exchange of activities, nurturing connections that transcend geographical boundaries. 

Oakridge teachers were privileged to adjudicate a diverse array of competitions at the Global Campus. These competitions spanned across digital habitat, writing, art, film festival, and virtual young musicians. 

Artistic Vignettes – 

Nikita Bandlamudi’s DP2 art exhibition, “Slices of Life,” was a sensory delight, portraying the stages of human experience with vibrant visuals and intricate details. Each piece offered a therapeutic journey through the lens of art, reflecting Nikita’s love for fashion and introspection.  

Curious young minds embracing the world!  

Our Primary Learners showcased a deeper understanding of diverse cultures, traditions, and perspectives to promote awareness of global issues through the Global Perspectives exhibition. 

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Professional development (PD) sessions play a crucial role in enhancing the effectiveness of lesson planning and the overall efficacy of learning.  

According to Ms. Priyanka Prasad, the IBPYP coordinator, “Continuously updating your own version is key. Rather than simply observing, they actively exchange and implement these practices in their classrooms.” 

As mentioned by Ms. Nandini Mathur, our Head of Early Years, “In our team of Early years, working together is the key to a lively learning environment. Our collaborative efforts truly make a difference making learning so effective and fun!” 

 The IB Manthan 2024, emerged as a pivotal force in reshaping education for the 21st century and beyond. This visionary event equipped the next generation with essential tools for thriving in a dynamic future. It served as a global nexus for educators, fostering collaboration, innovation, and shared learning. 

 In the upcoming days, educators and visionaries shall be travelling for the SEAMEI Regional Conference, that promises to be a transformative gathering where innovative ideas converge, fostering collaboration and shaping the future of education. 

 Philanthropic Endeavor! 

Cambridge Primary students, in partnership with our team ELEOS, established a library at the Sikligar Welfare Society and gifted art kits to all students for the New Year.  

By fostering global awareness through student initiatives and involving parents in promoting sustainability, we pave the way for a more globally conscious and sustainable future for all children. 

Operational sphere! 

  • Our parent referral benefits offer rewards to parents who refer others to educational programs or services, fostering a sense of community and providing incentives for promoting quality learning experiences. 
  • This year, our Grade 11 students have an exciting opportunity to participate in the NAE UNICEF Summit 2024-24, taking place from June 12-19, 2024, at a new location in Houston, Texas, hosted by The Village School and British International School of Houston. Our Social Impact Team has opened the application process to all current Grade 10 students, inviting them to apply for this prestigious opportunity. We extend our best wishes to all applicants, encouraging them to embrace this chance for growth, learning, and making a meaningful impact on the world.  For any queries you may reach out to our Social Impact Lead Ms. Fiona Chettiar  
  • The EDIB champions expeditions to Tanzania is scheduled from 24th June to July 1st,2024. The expedition aims at fostering deeper regional connections and provide collaboration. Through this inaugural CPD experience, we shall establish a professional development initiative aimed at fostering community, enhancing collaboration, and showcasing unwavering support and encouragement for both past accomplishments and future endeavours. 
  • Parents interested to opt for school transportation, may reach out to the transport team on below contact and email. and 7815911677, 7013922938 for further details. 
  • Adhering to school time is mandatory and crucial for the child. The school timings, which run from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, provide a structured routine that fosters discipline, learning, and social interaction. Consistent attendance ensures that students benefit fully from educational opportunities and develop essential time management skills. 

Organization Announcement  

Continuing with the effort of strengthening our organization, I am pleased to welcome Mr. Saikiran Mukthavarapu, as our Recruiter – Human Resources and Mr. Rajesh Babu Kondireddy as Assistance Operation Manager for Oakridge International School, Bachupally. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Rajesh Babu Kondireddy and Mr. Saikiran Mukthavarapu , to their new role, and I am sure they will make significant contribution to our community. 

As we draw the curtain on this chapter, let’s carry with us the wisdom gained and the strength honed throughout these days. Let’s cherish the victories, the relationships forged, and the personal evolution. We’ve faced adversity with unwavering resolve, stood by each other in trying moments, and embraced innovative methods of learning and building connections. 

“Let’s carry the torch of resilience and growth into the next chapter, for it is through our shared experiences that we illuminate the path forward.”