I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. As we celebrate the exciting month of July, I want to take a moment to commemorate the incredible events and achievements that have shaped our school community.
Our students’ accomplishments on the global stage have been truly remarkable. The Model United Nations (MUN) 2023 gathered over 400 delegates from 40 schools, engaging our young leaders in constructive dialogue and solutions for global challenges. Additionally, the NAE-UNICEF Student Summit 2023 highlighted the dedication of our DP1 students, Shashank and Ishanka, in effecting positive change. Their impressive SDG presentations earned appreciation from Mr. Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education, fostering a strong global network of NAE students.
The Swiss Alps Expedition was a transformative journey for our Grade 8 and 9 students. Trekking through breathtaking trails and immersing themselves in Swiss culture left them in awe. Visiting Gruyères and experiencing cheese-making enriched their understanding of diverse cultures and traditions.
In addition to these global endeavors, we also had an array of social events that brought joy and camaraderie within our school community. We continued to promote excellence in sports and academics, celebrating our students’ achievements in various competitions. Moreover, we upheld our commitment to social responsibility through initiatives that fostered environmental consciousness and community engagement.
As we conclude the month, I extend heartfelt gratitude to the entire school community – students, parents, and staff – for your unwavering support and dedication. Together, we have embraced a spirit of unity, growth, and compassion, paving the way for a promising future. Let us continue to strive for excellence and make a positive impact on the world around us.
Ms. Baljeet Oberoi, Principal
Oakridge International School, Bachupally
MUN 2023 was a transformative experience for the youth leaders who participated, leaving an indelible impact on their minds. Over 400 delegates from 40 schools came together to showcase their unwavering dedication to effecting positive change on a global scale. Behind the scenes, the conference saw the commendable efforts of 12 Secretariat Members, 30 OC Volunteers, 21 Executive Board Members, and 15 Teacher Volunteers, all working tirelessly to ensure the event’s seamless execution.
Our DP1 students, Shashank and Ishanka, proudly represented the school at the NAE-UNICEF Student Summit 2023—an exclusive event for Nord Anglia Education students. Their impressive presentations on SDG projects left a lasting impact, and they received appreciation from Mr. Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education. Beyond the summit, Shashank and Ishanka connected with students from other NAE schools at Nord Anglia International School, New York, fostering a strong global network of NAE students.
The investiture ceremony was held to felicitate the new student council members. The students took an oath to protect and lead the school, and were invested with badges and responsibilities. We are confident that these young leaders will make the school proud.
Our little champs had a play date with their new friends. They spent wonderful time with their buddies while having breakfast together , playing in the sun and watching a movie. Such opportunities where children are given the freedom to play and interact with each other help them to enhance social and communication skills.
Our swimming champs achieved big at the 8th Telangana Sub Jr and Junior Inter District Swimming Championship 2023, they won 13 medals. Gowtham secured 3 golds (1500m Free Style, 200m Back Stroke, 50m Breast Stroke) & 2 silvers (200m IM, 400m IM). Siddharth got 2 golds (200m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly). Sachin Satvik won 3 silvers (50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, 1500m Freestyle). Greeshma Sreedevi Uppu earned a bronze (100m Breaststroke). Krishaa won 2 golds (50m Breaststroke) & 2 bronzes (50m Backstroke, Freestyle). Vikranth Ram Uppu won a bronze (200m IM)
CBSE students of Grade-8 had a contemplation and amalgamation of magnificent activities wherein our young learners “Spinned and Learned” and “Learned and Spinned” through activities involving making a spinner and reading paper clippings to search and find important parts of speech.
Nursery celebrated Red and Yellow Color Days with enthusiasm. The little munchkins were captivated by teachers’ role play of “The Little Red Riding Hood” on the Red Color Day, followed by enjoyable activities like capsicum and rose dabbing. On the Yellow Color Day, learners had a blast engaging in lemon and potato dabbing activities
Reading books can stimulate a child’s imagination which eventually enhance thinking skills. Our campus turned into a fairyland as our little Oakridgers dressed as their favorite book character. They narrated their favorite stories to friends and joined a parade to flaunt their wonderful costumes. What a bliss to watch our tiny tots dressed as Cinderella, Elsa, Spider man and many more.
Our Grade 1A and 1B learners had an insightful guest speaker session on ‘Making balanced choices’ during their UOI classes. Ms. Ankita Mishra, a yoga instructor, shared valuable insights on the significance of yoga and its positive impact on their mental and physical health. Take a look at these wonderful moments from the session!
Our learners from grade 1 had a guest speaker session on ‘How making balanced choices can impact our lifestyle’. Our guest speaker Ms. Swetha Rao shared her own experiences on how she made changes in her daily routine to achieve desired results regarding her health. Such sessions bring different and personal perspectives, which provides better learning exposures to our students.
Cambridge Primary organized a Recycling Drive – ‘Something for Nothing’ in collaboration with GoodeeBag to collect dry household garbage as part of the CAS campaign to promote sustainable consumption and production [SDG-12]. The drive aimed to educate children about the importance of being environmentally conscious.
On 11 July 2023, the students of Grade 6-8 of Oakridge International School Bachupally conducted a plantation drive in the school as a part of the VanMahotsav celebrations. Each student brought a flowering plant sapling to be planted in the campus, which was then placed in ideal locations around the campus with the help of the gardening staff. The placement of each sapling was planned well in advance by the students, taking into consideration the aesthetic value of the plant, in order to improvise the look and feel of the campus. .