Update from the Principal’s Desk : November 2023
- 1 November 2023
In November, as the autumn leaves gracefully dance in vibrant hues, we eagerly anticipate the bountiful offerings this month brings forth. It is a time of renewal and growth, where nature’s beauty mirrors the opportunities that lie before us.
Revitalized after a well-deserved Dussehra break, our students return with fervor, their spirits rekindled and ready to embark on their educational odyssey.
We are immensely proud to be bestowed with the prestigious Global Award for Best CBSE School for Grade 12 by Nord Anglia Education, a demonstration of our steadfast dedication to achieving the highest standards of quality and success.
We are the proud recipient of the esteemed Education World Award, 2023. As trailblazers in innovative learning and catalysts for transformative experiences, we are honored to be celebrated among the top educational institutions in the world.
Inspirational Oakridge Bachupally TEDx Talks [Alchemy], August 2023. Experience powerful ideas and captivating stories from our talented student speakers. Uncover timeless wisdom, find meaning in loss, and embrace individuality. Swipe through and be inspired. Watch the talks here:
In the realm of perpetual learning at Oakridge, our students’ awe-inspiring contributions at the Dubai STEAM Festival were a resplendent testament to our unwavering commitment.
Embarking on a thrilling adventure, students from Grade 4 to 12 embarked on an exhilarating expedition to the enchanting destinations of Jim Corbett and Nainital. This captivating journey encompassed heart-pounding safaris through the majestic wilderness and included intriguing visits to museums, where the students delved into the rich history and culture of the region. They returned home, not just with memories of an exciting journey but also with a deeper understanding of their role in protecting our planet.
Exciting excursions await in January and May, including the SEAMEI Trip, as Oakridge Students continue to expand their horizons.
The Early Years students enthusiastically embraced the Global Connectedness Challenge, crafting intricate nature weavings such as a waving Nemo fish, a vibrant bouquet, and flower-adorned thread. These sustainable creations not only teach the significance of environmental care but also celebrate nature’s exquisite beauty.
Oakridge Bachupally basks in the glory of their exceptional performance at Treasure Fest 2023, where our illustrious OISB athletes triumphantly secured 40 swimming medals and 2 tennis medals, embodying unparalleled sportsmanship and unrivaled prowess. In a dazzling display of equestrian prowess, Aahil has once again emerged as the victor in his second regional competition at the prestigious Bangalore Regionals.
In the esteemed CBSE south zone Taekwondo competition, our exceptional students achieved remarkable success. Satwik of Grade 12 secured a bronze medal in the u19 boys below 74kg category, while Ravish of Grade 12 proudly earned a silver medal in the u19 boys below 68kg category and has also been selected for the Nationals, a moment of great pride for OISB. Sidhartha and Meera left a splashing impact at the CBSE South Zone swimming competition in Chennai. Sidhartha clinched four bronze medals, showcasing his prowess. Meera, an 8th grader, secured 3rd place in the 200m Individual Medley.
We are thrilled to announce a significant development at our school, aligned with the empowering PERIODT campaign. Three manual sanitary dispensers have been thoughtfully placed on our premises, guaranteeing convenient access to menstrual care. We commend the student-led initiative and reaffirm our commitment to fostering a safe and supportive environment for all.
With the new term in full swing, we excitedly anticipate the vivacious lineup of captivating events and invaluable updates November brings forth, all of which I eagerly yearn to share with you.
Tuesday, 14th November: We will be celebrating Children’s Day, a special day dedicated to honoring and cherishing the young ones in our school community.
Wednesday, 15th November: A conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take place, specifically designed for students in Grades 8 to 11.
Thursday, 16th November – Friday, 17th November: We have planned a series of activities to celebrate World Children’s Day (WCD). These activities will focus on empowering and supporting children, highlighting their rights, and promoting their well-being.
Saturday, 18th November: CASfiesta is an eagerly anticipated fair where our students will showcase their creativity, leadership, and service skills. It will be a celebration of their involvement in the CAS program, highlighting their achievements and contributions to the community.
Saturday, 25th November: The Oakridge Junior Olympics, set to be hosted by the MAC team, will be a magnificent display of youthful athleticism, celebrating talent and determination in a grand spectacle.
As another academic year progresses, I’d like to thank you for being a part of the Oakridge International School, Bachupally – a Nord Anglia Education family of 85 premium international schools in 33 countries worldwide.
We are pleased to inform you that the sibling admissions window for the academic year AY24-25 will open on November 6th 2023. We are excited to welcome your next child and to be a part of all of your children’s lives and successful journeys. You can now register for your second child’s admission in the link provided below and please note that registrations in certain grade levels will be limited this year, and admissions from existing parents will be prioritized. The registration link will be shared through email as well.
Sibling Admissions: https://www.oakridge.in/campaigns/bachupally/sibling-admissions/
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