Principal’s Letter – July 2022
- 8 July 2022
This new academic year has come with new hope- a silver lining of getting back to normal life from the new normal will appear soon the revived aspirations and hopes.
Our thanks to you, our students, and our faculty and staff for the diligence, patience, and support at any specific time. Let us together build the lives of our children to enable them to conquer the world.
The students from Nursery to Grade 12 have started coming to school and it relieved them to a great extent to sit in the classrooms, and have productive interaction with teachers and friends.
We would like to express our gratitude to our parents for the immense trust that they bestowed upon us. Together with our parents, we would like to work to bring about Child Education and welfare which takes the highest priority in nurturing the lives of our children. I must share that it is very exciting to see that Oakridge Bachupally has become a very lively place again after the quiet days of summer!
With great pride, we are glad to announce the results of Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint 22. We have a 100% pass percentage with 16% of students scoring a perfect score of 6, 38.5% of students securing a score of 6 -5, and 60.1% – of students securing a score of 6 -4. Congratulations and special mention to Ms. DHYANA SARAVANAN for securing a perfect score of 6 in English, Maths, and Science. Congratulations to all the students who have made our school proud and kept the flag of Oakridge flying high.
The faculty also needs to be applauded for relentlessly working with the students to bring a higher percentage compared with the last year.
The campus witnessed happy faces with teary eyes as we bid farewell to our batch of 2022. The school organised the graduation ceremony for the graduating students of Grade 12 which was attended by proud parents and family members of the students. Mr. Brian Cooklin, Managing Director Nord Anglia India, and the Principal Ms. Baljeet Oberoi blessed the children as they embarked on the next journey of their life.
Students with excellent track records in their academics prove themselves to be successful in getting placed in World-Class Universities. Oakridge International School, Bachupally is no exception. Here are our students who are placed in prestigious Universities across the globe. Every Oakridger gets a myriad of opportunities to shine on and move closer to their highest aspirations. At Oakridge, it is all about “Being Ambitious”.
Ishvi Mathai from the class of 2022 will be pursuing her Undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. She was also awarded an 85% scholarship toward tuition fees. Ridah Shanavas from the class of 2022 will be studying Bioengineering with Business and Economics at California Institute of Technology, USA. Charith Reddy from Grade 12 has been accepted by the University of California, Berkeley while Mukesh Kommini will be joining the University of British Columbia, Canada. Akshat Reddy from Grade 12 has been accepted by York University, Canada and Karman Singh will be joining Kingston University, UK for his Bachelor’s Program.
Bond today for a better tomorrow
The first month of any new academic year is a crucial time for both teachers and the taught and often sets the tone for the entire school year. Positive experiences in school are a source of self-affirmation and help the children during the entire year. Students are taken through expeditions and exploration of the content to enter a world of knowledge and bliss. They also become enthusiastic and excited about the opportunities that they are exposed to and plunge themselves completely.
Our little Oakridgers are set for another wonderful year. As we welcome our new batch of tiny tots, Our campus resounded with giggles and gale .”Our young Oakridgers of early years were invited to meet their new teacher along with parents before they begin their academic year after the summer break. ”
Scaling new heights, our Primary Oakridgers walked back to school with great vigour and infinite zeal. The bundle of talents was engaged in learning through creative hands-on activities. An assembly on the theme of Well being and staying positive was hosted.
‘Play Reading’, Create your Music, Fridge to fabulous, Cookie face-Pack attack, and Show and tell was a few of the many activities conducted to build a strong student connection.
We had a Terrific time with parents who uncorked a strong bond. We had lighter and more fun-filled activities to know each other, and games with their kids to further and strengthen their bonding too;
The Art of Giving: Community Service in action
“Full Plates Full Hearts”
Food grain donation drive to achieve SDG-2 – Zero hunger. A gesture of kindness was displayed by our Early year students when they shared a fistful of 1 kg of rice, pulses, flour, sugar and salt for our helping staff and caretakers who safeguard our little ones with warmth and affection.
Goonj: “Khushiyon ka recycle”
A whole school initiative for a noble cause and to bring a smile to a student in need, in association with Goonj to donate school supplies like stationery, bags, shoes, old toys, water bottles, and clothes. It was heartwarming to see so many donations right from our tiny tots to senior grade students. Kudos to them for displaying the spirit of giving.
“Save seed campaign”
Our CAIE and CBSE 6th graders teamed up with the Jagathi Foundation for an initiative to promote social awareness of the environment and celebrate “Van Mahotsav week” students made organic fruit seed balls with the intent to disperse and scatter them in the open areas and forest cover regions. These seed balls will eventually turn into fruit-bearing trees and become a Joy to the neighbourhood and nature.
“Clean plate challenge”
Aiming at SDG 2 zero hunger our Cambridge Grade 5 students voiced out their thoughts and have initiated counselling their juniors of grades 1-4 to reduce food wastage. They have challenged them to have a “Clean Plate – Take what you Eat, Eat what you take”
The year began with International Yoga day. Mr. Manas, our PE coordinator, conducted various sessions on Asanas and the significance of Yoga in one’s life was demonstrated. It was initiated to create awareness of the importance of Yoga in physical and mental well-being.
‘Music is the heart of life’ – Franz Liszt
Our learners observed ‘World music day’ on 21st June 2022 in their respective classes. At Oakridge, we encourage our parent community to be active participants in this learning journey of their child and some of our parents joined us for a guest lecture and taught many amazing songs and facts about music. On the whole, it was a melodious day at Oakridge Bachupally.
School Parent partnership
We, at Oakridge, strongly believe that your child’s education is built upon a working partnership between the school and you, as parents. We know for sure that parents are one of our important stakeholders and their contribution to the school’s efforts makes a vital difference to the child’s academic progress, emotional growth, and acclimatization in the school.
We are continuing our Oakridge Parent Partnership Programme consisting of Grade/Curriculum representatives that will work with the School for the welfare and well-being of the student, aiding the School’s overall progress.
We are grateful to all the OPP partners for their time and assistance over the last year. We are seeking nominations/ volunteers for the OPP for grades Nursery-Grade 12.
Interested parents are requested to fill out the form and upload their photographs to the form on or before July 11
On the whole, June was a happening month, though having teething issues, everything fell in place and we are almost back to normal at school. We hope that the same trust and cooperation will continue and together build the lives of our children.
Stay safe!!! Stay strong.