Principal’s Letter – January 2022
- 3 January 2022
All the memories, events, and achievements during the year 2021 run through our minds as a flashback, bringing a smile to our faces. A matter of pride!!! We could overcome the pangs of the pandemic, utilize the online tools, embrace the situation so warmly, fashion the hearts of the young ones and boost their morale to keep up the spirits in such challenging times. ‘December’ – the month of color, festivity, and music brought in a new aura in our school.
Oakridge – Bachupally bags the top school awards
Oakridge International School, Bachupally ranks amongst Telangana’s & Hyderabad’s top 3 International Day Schools in the Education World Ranking, 2021-22. School bags #1 International school in the Northwest zone and #3 International School in Hyderabad for Times Awards.
Bachupally Oakridger cracks Stanford
We are proud to share that Ishvi Mathai of grade 12 got admission into Stanford University, being the first student from our Campus. Overcoming and crossing all the barriers, Ishvi got a place among the 2040 students who got admission into this esteemed University. Ishvi truly proved her mettle.
Safety protocols for COVID-19 and vaccination drive for children
Student psychology demands their presence in the classroom for effective learning and cognitive growth. Oakridge Bachupally gives the highest priority to physical learning. Children are requested to wear N95 masks and follow a social distance of at least a meter at all times. We urge parents to immediately inform the coordinator about any positive cases in the family before sending the children to school.
Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. As we know that the government of India has opened the vaccination for 15-18-year-old children. We would like to inform you that Oakridge International School, Bachupally has partnered with Rainbow Hospitals to conduct a special drive for our students in our campus from 5th January 2022 onwards. Please fill the form to confirm your presence in the vaccination drive
The day, the mathematician, Mr. Srinivasa Ramanujan was born, December 22 is celebrated as the ‘Math Day’ across the country. It was a week-long celebration where students outperformed and surpassed all expectations and made us proud. It includes working models, board games, quizzes, a Math art gallery, Game zone, Math dance, Rubix Cube, and treasure hunt. Children also came up with an innovative idea to enlighten everyone with the number sense of different civilizations.
Sharing the joy of love and happiness in a Box
‘Jingle bell! Christmas is a time of joy and happiness at Oakridge. Our young learners celebrated Christmas with lots of fun, Carol singing, Roleplays, Santa dance, and much more. Primary and senior children performed skits and sang Christmas songs, and bought immense joy and happiness into the hearts of the young ones at OISB. They were encouraged to spread the warmth of love this winter by donating old clothes/ blankets/ sweaters to the needy.
Unraveling the treasure within
Storytelling is an important means of communication trickling and percolating through ages. At OISB, we had a Story Telling Competition for the international senior segment, which was an IBDP student initiative exclusively. It was indeed a great experience for students.
Research is to see what everybody else has seen and to think what nobody else has thought. We have piloted the first-ever Individual research project -EXPLORE, with budding minds of CAIE grade 10. Students have explored global issues, critically analyzed them, and presented their findings in an engaging and informative way.
The Performing Arts department conducted Talent Fest wherein our students displayed their talents in Dance, Music, Instruments, and more. It was a great time of innovation in various genres and the students surpassed the expectation of the faculty. It was an opportunity to boost their creativity and confidence.
Preface to the future
The much-awaited TEDx event will unfold on the January 8, 2022. It is a student-led event. A time of phenomenal exchange of thoughts and ideas and placing these in unfamiliar situations. Let us gear up to meet Ms. Faria Abudullah and Ms. Deepti Ravula as guest speakers.
Academics have been the priority in OISB and always will be. As we enter the New Year, it is time for our students and us, to gear up for the Board Examinations. The faculty is all set with planning for completion of syllabus and rigorous revision to enhance the learning and apply in various situations. CBSE students of grades 10 and 12 have appeared for the board examination of 1st semester and are waiting for the results.
Cambridge IGCSE students are gearing up for the upcoming Hindi exam of the March series and other subjects in the June series.
Much awaited Vacation – A time of rejuvenation
The school will remain closed for the Sankranthi Celebrations from January 8, 2022 to January 16, 2022.
The vacation during the Summer is planned from 22nd April to June 5, 2022, for secondary. Primary would be reopening on June 13, 2022,and IBDP 1 would be reopening on June 27 . We will be sharing the book distribution dates and transition plans for the academic year 22-23 very soon.
We sincerely thank the Almighty for another wonderful and productive year, 2021. I can’t thank everyone enough for your endless hours of volunteering, chaperoning, reading, organizing, donating, and doing whatever was necessary to support students—both at home and school. Special thanks to our parent community who, as usual, went above and beyond the call of duty to provide whatever was necessary to add to our students’ already rich school experience.
That experience could not occur without the endless energy, skills, and devotion of the Oakridge Bachupally staff.
From all of us OISB, we wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements, and a lot of new inspirations to your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness.
Take care, be safe and God bless.
Oakridge International School, Bachupally
Bowrampet, Near Bachupally,
Hyderabad – 500 043, Telangana, India