- 2 November 2021
As the winter sets in with its cool and pleasant breeze across the world, we at OISB are brimming with enthusiasm and excitement to have students with us physically. It is the norm for us to adapt to the situation that we are going through. October had been a month where we perceived things from a different perspective and brought education to life, in a novel way to the students.
Hybrid learning is an educational model that combines online education materials with in-person classroom materials. With the rise of technology, we have adopted diverse methods from the typical classroom environments. The result is to create an ideal learning environment for the students. Nord Anglia Education has come up with interesting write-ups for teachers to know about the methodology of hybrid teaching and learning. Our staff also has come up with varied strategies like flipped classroom model and the differentiated model, to involve both online and offline students. So Hybrid Learning is in place and going on in real-time.
Counseling and awareness session was conducted across the grades to aid in the smooth transition from home to the school environment. Normalizing Mental health in terms of Body image, Emotional Boundaries, and Consent impacting mental health were the focus points. The debate aimed to inculcate open-mindedness, accept and embrace oneself with their strengths and limitations.
NAE Global Sports Competition for 2021 was launched in September and it started with 2km and 5km runs. Students of Bachupally got the opportunity to compete against students from other NAE schools in a series of sports competitions. Ms. Prishti Chauhan achieved the Global bronze medal and Zoya Shaik achieved special recognition for exhibiting sporting spirits in the 2KM race. We are proud to announce that Oakridge International Bachupally Bagged 12th position in the global school’s leaderboard.
Mr. Brian Cooklin visit– Our Managing Director Mr. Brian Cooklin, Nord Anglia Education, India will be visiting the school during the second week of November. The school is all geared up to welcome him. This is the first time he will be visiting OISB and we are set to take his inputs and make them happen to evolve into a productive unit.
Inter House Krida Utsav (Sports Fest) – 2021-22-A platform given to students to exercise their sporting skills and lead their house to be the champion in the sports.
Each student is a special member of the Oakridge family whatever may be the mode of schooling the child is attending. We have unique activities planned for both virtual and physical in the house Krida Utsav.
Virtual – Quiz, Yoga, Taekwondo, and Fitness challenge
Physical – Track events (Runs) and Game events (Individual skill in the game)
World Children’s day preparedness–Jess Lair very rightly said, “Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” Truly, if they are given the right pathway to identify their potential and prove themselves, they excel. They should also be aware of their rights and be educated. The United Nations General Assembly marked November 20th, the day to adopt the Declaration of the rights of the child and the convention on the rights of the child which sets out several children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education, and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated and to have their views heard. Here we are prepared to celebrate Childrens’ Day with all pomp and glory from November 12th, 2021 to November 18th, 2021 across all segments.
Board Preparedness for the academic year 2021-2022– Assessment is a fundamental process required to promote learning and ultimately achieve laurels. It determines whether or not the learning objectives of the subject have been met. As exams are the best and fairest form of assessment, the CAIE segment has decided that students of Grade 5 and Grade 8 will appear for the Cambridge Primary and Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint examinations respectively in April 2022. For Grade 10, we have opted for the March series for the Hindi Exam and June series for all other subjects.
Due to this unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with a new CBSE Assessment Plan in which Academic Session 2021-22 has been divided into two Terms i.e., Term 1 & Term 2. Assessment of Term 1 will be based on 50% CBSE Syllabus and assessment of Term 2 will be based on the remaining 50% CBSE Syllabus. Unlike the previous years, there will be no annual exam or the year-end exam. Results of both exams will contribute to the final score of a student. Marks of Internal Assessment will be considered for calculating the overall scores.
We recognize students have faced disruption over the last two years and we’ve taken measures to make sure they are prepared. Our focus for the upcoming 5 months will be to support students with preparation and revision.
We are anticipating a very exciting and insightful month ahead. All we want is to see our students reach greater heights and we facilitate them to do so. We are going to explore and expedite the learning process into rigorous and deliberate practice to see that our students reach their target and set goals. May our wishes for our students come true in time to come. Our gratitude to all the parent community for the support and cooperation lent to us during the transition time. Let us together make the lives of our students cherishing, as they grow into responsible citizens of this country.
As the holy occasion of Diwali is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, we wish you a beautiful festive season on Diwali!. May this auspicious occasion bring along bright sparkles of contentment that stay with you through the days ahead.
Oakridge International School, Bachupally.