This is what you need to know about IKEA

July 29, 2019

Oakridger Vileena Valasareddy of grade 8B shares her learning journey from recent IKEA visit as part of the field trip. Let’s read through. “IKEA a.k.a. Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad; his vision was to create a better everyday life for many people. The business idea was to make a wide […]

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Compassionate students from Oakridge donate over 3000 books for underprivileged

July 29, 2019

Won’t you also agree that reading has changed our lives? Reading opens up the reader to all sorts of people, places and ideas of this world. There are plenty of benefits of reading such as improving various skills that add value to life. In addition, it helps improving brain, reduces stress, improves memory, imagination, develops […]

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Data Analytics in Today’s IB World

July 17, 2019

“In today’s data-driven world…”– Ever wondered why most of the content these days start with that typical phrase? Well, let us look at some data to understand it:  “In 2018 alone, data adoption increased to 59% from 17% in 2015.”  — Data Analytics Adoption, Forbes  It has become imperative for students studying in all fields of subjects to be ‘relevant’ today. At the same time, […]

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How teachers can make student’s transition into school easier

July 13, 2019

At Oakridge, one of the best schools in Hyderabad, we strive to make moving a little less to no stress and more enjoyable. Believe it or not, but kids do enjoy and forget their stress even if it’s their first day of school. Let’s delve into how our teachers make incoming students feel at home […]

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My Warsaw Diaries – By Isha Matta

July 12, 2019

Oakridge students had the opportunity to attend the most exciting and unique Nord Anglia STEAM Festival held in Warsaw, Poland. The British School Warsaw (TBS) hosted its first Europe and the Middle East regional Nord Anglia STEAM Festival from 10th to 14th June 2019. With the theme “Pioneers of Tomorrow”, this festival exposed the NAE […]

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High-school students to emerging as an entrepreneur-in-the-making

June 20, 2019

With the onset of summers, many students begin researching about which summer course to join in, which will give them a fruitful and substantial experience. Keeping this in mind, Oakridge – one of the top International Schools in Hyderabad had hosted the Columbia Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program 2019, which was held from 27th to […]

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The revolutionary MIT-Nord Anglia STEAM Programme to kick-start in Oakridge International School, Vizag

June 15, 2019

Oakridge International Schools are now part of the world’s leading premium schools organisation, Nord Anglia Education. As a member of Nord Anglia Education group, Oakridge, one of the best schools in Visakhapatnam is the first school in India to access the unique partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and run the NAE/MIT Challenges […]

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How Oxford Summer Courses can be a life-changing experience for your child?

June 10, 2019

The modern world today is fast-paced and dynamic. It is vital than ever to get students ready for the 21st century to make them global and future-ready. In line with today’s learning paradigm, Oxford Summer Courses in India is considered as one of the most important learning platforms designed to develop skills while experiencing a […]

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IBDP Graduates from Oakridge Bangalore out-perform in University Placements

June 6, 2019

Oakridgers’ achieved outstanding placements and got into some of the Top 100 world Universities (QS 2019) This year, Oakridge IBDP students outperformed others as they grabbed admission offers into some of the most prestigious universities in the world. Over 21 students got admitted to some of the world’s best educational institutions for higher education, 7% […]

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Get ready to embrace the first IB Diploma School in Vizag!

May 16, 2019

World’s most revered curriculum – The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme(IBDP) is now in Vizag. Oakridge International School Visakhapatnam campus successfully attained IB World School status; joining a family of internationally recognized educational institutions. In doing so, Oakridge, one of the top boarding international schools became the first IB World School in Andhra Pradesh, offering the […]

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Students developing life skills through science experiments

May 13, 2019

Development of scientific thinking in students “Research has shown that students who engage in well-designed laboratory experiences develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as well as gain exposure to reactions, materials, and equipment in a lab setting.”  Source: Here We at Oakridge, one of the top International Schools in Bangalore believe in exposing our learners to […]

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OAKRIDGERS’ EXCEL IN CBSE GRADE 10 RESULTS

May 7, 2019

Oakridgers’ across all campuses emerged triumphantly in the recently announced CBSE Grade 10 results. Over 252 students from across four Oakridge campuses appeared in this years’ exam, of which 68 students achieved 90 % and above. Over 153 students achieved 75 % and above beating their last year performance. Gachibowli campus Sanjana Thadur scored 488/500 […]

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How do we encourage innovation in students

April 17, 2019

Can innovation be learned? Is it really a skill? Innovation is an ability comes from thinking. It allows one to ponder into the knowledge stored in the mind and do things differently. Before we start learning how we encourage innovation in school, let’s first understand why it is important. The answer is very simple. With […]

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Oakridge joins Nord Anglia Education

April 12, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Oakridge International School Group has joined the world’s leading premium schools organisation, Nord Anglia Education (NAE). Oakridge’s 7000 students will now be connected to a community of over 61 international schools, with access to rich resources, support and global opportunities that enhance the schools’ already excellent teaching and learning experience. […]

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Indian Hockey Player Mir Ranjan Negi shares his inspirational journey with Oakridge School Students

March 14, 2019

The inspiration behind Shahrukh Khan – starrer Bollywood hit ‘Chak De! India’, Mir Ranjan Negi recently visited Oakridge, one of the best CBSE Schools in Chandigarh and spoke about his life and love for hockey as part of the OAK INSPIREON talk series. The entire school gathered to meet the real-life Kabir Khan from Chak […]

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The inspiring story of Rohan Bodla whose startup idea earned him the ‘Student Entrepreneur of the year’ award

March 14, 2019

When Rohan Bodla, a Grade 11 student of Oakridge International School, started developing his startup idea shortkahani.com, little did he know that he would be awarded with the ‘Student Entrepreneur of the Year’ for 2019 by Asia Inc. 500 – the premier digital platform for thought leaders. The Times of India covers the story.  

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Becoming a student entrepreneur – should you really follow your passion?

March 2, 2019

Travelling, cooking, teaching, scuba diving or dancing. All of us have something that makes us ‘feel alive’– a passionate pursuit that adds that tinge of extra meaning to life itself or an activity that gives us a sense of accomplishment. If you do not know what that might be (yet), pick up hobbies or pastimes […]

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Finding the right balance is the key to success!

Divyansh Saxena, now studying at the University of California, Berkeley

February 27, 2019

“Find the right balance between your intellectual and creative interests“, says Oakridger Divyansh Saksena, now studying at the University of California, Berkeley. Divyansh has dabbled in various areas throughout his schooling journey and now finds himself on-course to pursue his dreams. He also received offers from University College London and Edinburgh University. What really makes […]

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Oakridge Einstein receives prestigious award at Early Ed Asia 2019

February 25, 2019

Early childhood education is globally recognised as the most powerful investment in human capital that a country can make. Another feather in the cap of Oakridge Einstein Campus, one of the best IGCSE Schools in Hyderabad. It’s a proud moment for us to receive the prestigious award for ‘Teacher development and excellence’ from the Maharaja […]

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From a Shy Girl to a Confident Woman – The Journey of Oakridger Kuhuk Shroff

February 21, 2019

University of Pennsylvania, University College London, University of York, King’s College London – these are among the world’s top universities, and institutions that have great appeal. No wonder it inspires awe in many students. While getting admissions into one of these universities is absolutely challenging, Oakridger Kuhuk Shroff was pursued by all these universities. Kuhuk […]

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The creation of imaginary world by our young author Disha from Grade 3

February 16, 2019

A Grade 3 student from Oakridge, one of the best International Schools in Bachupally has penned down a story named ‘Lakshmi’s Wish’. Let’s read through how beautifully this young and passionate story weaver has narrated a story of a short height girl. Long ago, there lived a girl named Lakshmi with her parents in the […]

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Then & Now: Parenting has totally changed over the decades

February 1, 2019

With growing trends in ideas, statistics, technology, and almost everything we can think of; changing trends in parenting is no exception. It has changed dramatically over the last decade. Let’s have a look at what has changed in the parent-child relationship. 1. The importance of early childhood education, then and now, has a huge contrast. […]

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Save your children from unexcused school absences for being sick

January 9, 2019

The chilly winters are here! As the temperature dips, many unwitting people especially kids might end up shivering under the covers with viral fever or cold flu. Speaking of illness, it’s quite obvious that kids tend to miss their school due to cold flu. If you are one of the kindergartens or first-graders’ parents who […]

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What does Christmas teach us?

December 27, 2018

What comes to your mind first when you think about Christmas? Santa Claus, reindeer, elves, snowman, presents, tinsel, socks hanging on the chimney, decorated fir tree, bells, plum cake, chocolates, lights, candles, wreaths and garlands! Sleepless excitement for something we’ve been waiting all year for is just a few more days away. Christmas a.k.a. Xmas […]

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Oakridgers distributed stationary to the underprivileged students

December 6, 2018

With the stationery that the Oakridge, one of the top International Schools in Hyderabad, Gachibowli had received for the 8.5 tonnes dry waste contribution to ITC and GHMC, the Rs.41,000 worth of books and stationery (notebooks, pens, sketch pens, rulers, pencils, and crayons) were used to distribute to the school’s support staff and to the […]

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1st Edition of Oakridge Premier league (OPL) 2018 held at Bachupally

November 13, 2018

Today’s high school systems experience pressure from all sides. Curriculum changes, technological advances, personnel shifts, and funding uncertainties obstruct the educational landscape and can obscure the fundamental needs of our country’s youth that our educational system was built to meet. However, while classroom time is vital to our students’ success, we must remember that the […]

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Lights. Camera. Action. Films that will inspire kids to change the world

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October 30, 2018

100 award-winning films from 30 different countries that would inspire creativity, promote media literacy and encourage critical thinking Films are a great learning platform for children. It aids to their curriculum attainment. This November, Oakridge in association with LXL Ideas brings the world’s largest International Kids Film Festival 2018 (IKFF) to Hyderabad. The IKFF Film […]

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Young kids understanding and addressing the real-world problems at Bangalore JMUN 2018

October 11, 2018

“The Model United Nations is a unique experience, where students gain skills in research, communication, teamwork, leadership, but most importantly, you understand how to make settlement and negotiation to reach a consensus. Especially, it introduces these skills to children at a young age, inculcates them into the world of politics and debate. Student delegates learned […]

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The largest Treehouse in Hyderabad, launched by Oakridge

September 18, 2018

On 14th September, Oakridge International School Hyderabad launched the largest ‘Treehouse’ in town. This 523 Square feet structure perched at 22 feet in height amidst the shades of beautiful trees, offers an out-of-classroom learning experience for the school students. The Treehouse project was started with an aim to offer a more engaging and interactive learning […]

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Future leaders are ready to tackle the global conservation crisis

September 15, 2018

Around 35 student leaders from across the globe took part in the third edition of Oakridge SGLI (Student Global Leadership Institute) 2018 Program, held from 11th to 20th June in Hyderabad. Oakridge, one of the best International Schools in Hyderabad partnership with the prestigious Punahou School, Hawaii, USA organized this 10-day program to develop the […]

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OAKJMUN 2018 – Where the young minds assemble to solve world problems

September 7, 2018

The Oakridge Junior Model United Nations conference (OakJMUN) 2018, was held at Oakridge International School Hyderabad from 24th-26th August. This three-day conference witnessed intense debate, crisis and resolutions being passed by the young and bright minds. The student delegates of Grade 6-8 empowered the vision of OakMUN 2018 “Envision, Enact, Empower”. The conference was inaugurated […]

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Verdantus 2018 – Young kids raising awareness of environmental protection

August 24, 2018

One way to keep yourself alive is to keep the earth alive Environment pollution is one of the greatest problems that the world is facing today. Due to which, the earth is battling with many major issues such as Climate Change, Ocean pollution, and more. Let it be the air we breathe, the water we […]

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The YouTube sensations share secrets of success at TILE Oakridge

August 24, 2018

Conversations with innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs are inaccessible to the students that need them the most. They’re too expensive, too selective or simply unsuitable for youth. But what if every student had access to free, live, participatory conversations with the luminaries they look up to? This is exactly what was achieved by TILE Oakridge, which […]

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When young leaders debate and compete to prove their points right

August 17, 2018

SPEAK OUT- OAK DEBATE COMPETITION HELD IN OAKRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL VIZAG Debating skill is a good indicator of leadership. It helps to think outside the box, and to be prepared to use logic to handle different situations because that’s what we do. To debate, participants must analyse complex issues of ethics, law, politics, science and more. […]

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Students come up with an innovative project to study the ozone concentration in Bangalore skies

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August 15, 2018

Rapid industrialization has led to increase in the Ozone concentration in lower layers of the atmosphere. And , direct inhalation of the ozone causes can cause several health problems and wide spread illnesses among humans. Five students from Oakridge, one of the best schools in bangalore wanted to further examine this theory and set out […]

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130 School students came together at Oakridge Mohali to discuss and address a range of pressing global issues

August 14, 2018

On August 10th and 11th, Oakridge International School in Mohali held its fourth OISM Model United Nations (MUN) Conference. OAK Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the largest international organization, the United Nations, which aims to educate students about current affairs, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations. During the […]

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Hyderabad’s biggest and the only talent hunt competition for performing arts

August 2, 2018

On 26 July 2018, students were given a platform to showcase their innate talent in Performing Arts at the largest inter-school talent hunt competition. Organized by Oakridge Hyderabad, India’s top International School, Radiant Rhapsody is the only talent hunt competition for performing arts. With an overwhelming popularity received last year, this season, it has witnessed […]

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See what the inventive minds of Oakridge have done

July 12, 2018

It is rightly said, “Today’s Science is tomorrow’s technology”. The CBSE Science department of grade 9, at Oakridge, one of the best CBSE schools in Hyderabad, Newton campus, worked on these lines to put up a Science Event-Inventive Minds on Wednesday, the 4 July 2018. Students of CBSE grade 9 had an enriching learning experience […]

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ASK TALK brought bundles of information about cyber security for students

July 11, 2018

What is the best way of imparting knowledge, attitude, skills at the same time to the learners? As a school, it is our constant endeavor to create opportunities for our students. ASK talk is one such unique forum, where we invite delegates from various industries either from our parent community or external industry experts. The […]

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Can field trips give better understanding of the outside world?

July 11, 2018

Field trips provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities It gives students educational experiences away from their regular school environment. Be it the zoos, nature centers, community agencies, government agencies, local businesses, or science museums, these experiences change student’s perspectives on how they look at things for the rest of their lives. Grade 10 […]

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Oxford Summer Courses in India 2018 – Empowering students to be global ready

June 26, 2018

Indian students experienced the teaching and learning style of Oxford University To make students global-ready, Oakridge, one of the best schools in Bangalore conducted yet another session of Oxford Summer Courses in India this year from 15th June to 24th June in its Bangalore campus. This program opened up avenues for students and helped them […]

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The launch of Visakhapatnam’s 1st Oak Science Park at Oakridge International School

June 19, 2018

Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam: – Law of gravity, the light bulb, and space innovation would not have been possible if scientists and world geniuses have restricted themselves to learning science through books instead of exploring and experiencing real science. In today’s world of the rat race, children are restricting themselves to textbooks and theoretical knowledge, […]

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Parenting Session

June 13, 2018

We all go through many transitions throughout our lives, but one the most important and the first transition is when we are as a child. The transition is from staying at home to stepping into pre-school. As during this period, the behaviour is shaped and attitudes are formed which will influence children throughout their education. […]

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Interaction of high school students and Infosys on the E-waste problems

May 4, 2018

Leveraging a distinctive educational approach that moves beyond the classroom teaching, 40 high school students of Grade 6 from the Oakridge, one of the best CBSE Schools in Chandigarh got an opportunity to step into the world of Infosys, Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, recently. The hi-tech tour to Infosys yield insights into the E-Waste […]

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What are the top three parameters you should look for in the best CBSE schools in Chandigarh

April 17, 2018

Building top-notch systems of education have always been a top priority for every school to catch hold of with the fast-pacing world. Finding schools in Tricity is not a difficult task as it has developed enormously in the real estate sector in the recent past and due to its development, there has been a significant […]

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Oakridge Celebrates National Science Day with Oak Science Fest 2017-18

February 23, 2018

Oakridge, one of the Best IB Schools in Bangalore is all set to celebrate ‘National Science Day’ on February 28, 2018, in the form of Oak Science Fest. “National Science Day” is celebrated in India on 28th February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian Physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. The Raman Effect was […]

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South India’s biggest student-led environmental conference

South India’s biggest student-led environmental conference

February 21, 2018

Verdantus 2018, a two-day event was organized by Oakridge International School Hyderabad on February 3 and February 4, 2018, at its Gachibowli campus. This was the second edition of Verdantus and Oakridge’s first-of-its-kind student-led eco-conference concluded with over 100 students from different schools participated in the event. Verdantus 2018 celebrated everything green and blue during […]

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Why IB World Schools are the best option for your child’s education

Why IB World Schools are the best option for your child’s education

February 16, 2018

Like we discussed in our last article that involvement of students in their learning is one of the most important parts of education. It not only helps them experience it in real-life but also to remember the experiences for lifetime. If you have missed out on reading our previous article i.e., “learning comes from involvement”, […]

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Oakridgers of Grade 1 on a rally to ‘Save the Earth’

Rally to Save the Earth by Grade 1 Children

February 14, 2018

Grade 1 Oakridgers had their Unit on “How the World Works”. At the end of the unit, they exhibited their Research projects as a Gallery Walk. Children went out on a Rally around the school campus as a part of ‘Action taken’. Preparations began much ahead with children understanding the problems facing the earth, and […]

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Oakridger Aadi’s Journey to National Sub Juniors Football – Under 14

Aadi’s Journey to National Sub Juniors Football – Under 14

February 5, 2018

Oakridger Aadi Narayan of MYP Grade IX is proud to have represented the Karnataka State in National Sub-Juniors Football – Under 14. The state team won the zonal and qualified for the Nationals, which was played in Hoshiyarpur in Punjab with 10 teams across the country participating. The state selection process was an intense exercise that […]

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The Arangetram performance of Oakridger Nihaarika and Samudrika Gopinath

The debut on-stage performance of Oakridger Nihaarika and Samudrika Gopinath

February 5, 2018

Nihaarika Gopinath from Grade IX and Samudrika Gopinath from Grade V of Oakridge, one of the Best Schools in Bengaluru, dance students of Guru Devaraju B.V., performed their Arangetram on 28th Jan 2018 at Asian Christian High School, Hosur. Arangetram is a Tamil word; “Aranga” meaning raised floor and “Etram” meaning climbing in Tamil, and also […]

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Oakridger Shreya Kollipara and Vinay Kanigicherla conducted the first ever Debate Tournament: Dialogue!

Oakridger Shreya Kollipara and Vinay Kanigicherla conducted the first ever Debate Tournament: Dialogue!

February 5, 2018

Shreya Kollipara (Head Organiser) and Vinay Kanigicherla (Event Director) conducted Oakridge’s first ever Debate Tournament: Dialogue! The dialogue was an initiative in the form of a competition to interest students in debate and was conducted on the 6th of January, 2018 for all students from grades 9-11. The competition required participants to follow a Public […]

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Codefest 2018 – A platform for innovators of tomorrow

Codefest 2018 - A platform for innovators of tomorrow

January 29, 2018

A two-day coding event by Oakridge International School Oakridge, one of the top schools in Bangalore hosted a two-day event, Codefest 2018 on January 20 and January 21, 2018, at its Bangalore campus. The Codefest 2018 was Bangalore’s first overnight school coding event, designed to provide an opportunity for young students to showcase their unique […]

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PMUN 2018 – Empowering young children today to create a better world tomorrow

January 23, 2018

Oakridge International School Hyderabad, Gachibowli campus hosted over 170 student delegates from schools across the city at its 8th Primary Model United Nations Program (PMUN), held on 6 and 7 January 2018 at its campus. OAKPMUN 2018 witnessed student delegates of Grade 5 and 6 who worked together in cooperation while discussing and brainstorming solutions […]

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Incredible achievements of Oakridger Maanav Khaitan

Incredible achievements of Oakridger Maanav Khaitan

January 18, 2018

The ‘International Cyber Security Conference’ was conducted at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre on 14-15 December 2017, epitomised a forum for great minds from across the globe to come together, share ideas, and cooperate towards helping secure a more cyber secure world. The event witnessed numerous interesting and engaging keynote presentations, panel discussions, and question-answer […]

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Why students should attend a university fair?

Why students should attend a university fair?

January 17, 2018

One of the most daunting tasks for both students and parents is to choose a right place for higher studies. Students face a lot of difficulties to make a decision of which university to attend. Whereas, attending a University Fair makes a lot of difference. It’s a great way to get your thoughts in order […]

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Fortune Magazine names Oakridge in the “Future 50 Schools” list that are shaping student success

Fortune Magazine names Oakridge in the "Future 50 Schools" list that are shaping student success

January 12, 2018

Education’s purpose is to equip students with the skill sets they require to deal with future challenges and opportunities that we can’t yet even imagine. The forward-learning education is so much important for the budding generation to help them find their own paths to their own dreams. It is to create lifelong learners who are […]

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Oakridge retains top spot in School Ranking Survey by Times of India

Oakridge retains top spot in School Ranking Survey by Times of India

January 4, 2018

Established in 2001, Oakridge International School is a happy and vibrant community that prides itself on friendly and productive relationships. It has been consistently one of the top International schools in India and has an exemplary national and international reputation for its outstanding academic excellence. Yet consistent with previous polls, the Times of India School […]

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Oakridgers showcased their exceptional talents at the 17th founders’ day celebration

Oakridgers showcased their exceptional talents at the 17th founders' day celebration

December 21, 2017

Over 200 students of Oakridge International School, Gachibowli, enthralled the audience with a 75-minute play at the 17th Founders’ Day celebration of the school in Hyderabad, recently. With each students essaying a specific character, the play titled “Angelic Horizon”, based on Paro Anand’s popular fairy tale Wingless came alive on stage in a captivating manner. The talented […]

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World Famous TEDx event conducted by Oakridge International School in Hyderabad!

World Famous TEDx event by Oakridge

November 10, 2017

Brilliant Speakers, thought-provoking view points, interesting ideas and loads of inspiration summarized the recent TEDx Events conducted by Oakridge International School in the city. TEDx is an internationally renowned and independently organized speaking platform, which welcomes people from different cultures or fields to share their ideas through short, powerful talks. Oakridge campuses hosted two separate […]

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OAKRIDGE INVENTION CAN HELP BUILD COLONIES IN SPACE

November 3, 2017

With increasing focus on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics across all spectrum of our daily life, it is not surprising that millennials are innovating on different concepts of how to make simple useful gadgets. With the singular objective of helping out teachers Grade 10 students Vikram Mishra and Gaurang Bharti of Oakridge, one of the best […]

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Top World Universities vie for Oakridger Amita Gondi

November 3, 2017

When students contest to get placed in the top universities of the world, Universities like Stanford and Harvard are bidding for Amita Gondi, a Grade XII student from Oakridge, one of the top IB Schools in South India. Amita is an International Squash and Racquetball player and is a National Award swimmer with many National […]

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Talking platforms like TEDx to build student’s confidence

Talking platforms like TEDx to build student's confidence

October 18, 2017

The ability to speak confidently in public is a skill that has to be mastered. Because sometimes even the experienced speakers get nervous to speak in front of a crowd. While some people may indeed just be born confident, it’s a skill the rest of us can easily acquire. As we say, practice makes perfect, […]

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Know why we celebrate Hindi Diwas in School

October 6, 2017

Do you know, how many human languages are there in the world? The Ethnologue catalog of world languages, which is known to be one of the best linguistic resources, currently lists 6909 living languages. No wonder, the more languages we learn, the more benefits it gives us for the cognitive development and beyond. Among which, […]

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Things kids do to help protect our rivers!

October 5, 2017

Water is known as the elixir of life. It is essential for many purposes in our daily walks of life. So, we need to understand the value of each water drop and save it to save life on the earth. India has essentially grown along the banks of major rivers. Since the past many centuries, […]

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Why is global exposure important in early education development?

September 23, 2017

In today’s technology-driven world, preparing students for future has become more important than ever. Teaching students robotics during their education can increase their ability to be creative and innovative thinkers. One of the most important reasons for a robotics curriculum is that it introduces students to various scientific knowledge, concepts, and skills required for them […]

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Why is it important for children to start learning how to build robots?

September 21, 2017

In today’s technology-driven world, preparing students for future has become more important than ever. Teaching students robotics during their education can increase their ability to be creative and innovative thinkers. One of the most important reasons for a robotics curriculum is that it introduces students to various scientific knowledge, concepts, and skills required for them […]

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Why field trips play an important role in today’s education world?

September 20, 2017

Today, the power of real-world experience is crystal clear. In the present scenario, students are visual learners. School field trip is a one such effective education activity for the students that help facilitate fast and efficient learning. It is, therefore, many schools have long acknowledged the value of school field trips. Because memorizing through what […]

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Preschool education and it’s importance

September 19, 2017

Preschool education is very critical for a child. It’s those little activities offer certain benefits to a child in their early years’ education. The research says, the initial years of schooling lay the foundation of a child’s life, for their future growth and development. It is a well-known fact that 80% of child’s brain development […]

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Harnessing the power of people to fight ‘Beach Trash’

September 19, 2017

Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all seabirds and in 100% of sea turtle species! A problem as big as plastic trash in the sea requires a big response. Oakridge, one of the best CBSE Schools in Vizag in association with International Ocean Conservancy, USA, and Indian Maritime Foundation, Chennai organized the 2nd […]

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Importance of fostering the generational relationship

September 18, 2017

Wisdom is what we gain from age and our experiences over time are the only way to get there. Grandparents are one of the best examples of that, as they can teach us much more than anyone from their own life experiences. We all know grandparents possess the wisdom of distilled pain and joy. Their […]

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A picture can say much more than words!

September 14, 2017

Art showcase is a platform that recognizes the best individual artists. The goal of the showcase is to encourage the young artists and support educational development in the community. This provides students to participate and to present their work to the art community in a museum setting. Students of Oakridge, one of the best IB […]

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Encouraging the creative minds to think outside the box!

September 13, 2017

Design Championship 2017! A platform that gives school students an opportunity to explore, learn, and create, and to put their skills to use. This competition reignites their creative side by encouraging them to think outside of the box and motivating their interest in Science, Technology. The competition was organized by MindBox, AutoDesk, Corel, and Unity. […]

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Ethical Hacking

September 12, 2017

Ethical hacking offers an objective analysis of an organisation’s information security posture for organisations of any level of security expertise. The ethical hacking organisation has no knowledge of the company’s systems other than what they can gather. The objectiveness of this kind of security assessment has a direct impact on the value of the whole […]

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How students develop leadership skills during their education?

September 6, 2017

Leadership, as we know, is the art of motivating, influencing and directing a group of people to work together and achieve the goals of a team. In order to bring out solutions for the current national and global issues, it’s vital for students to experience leadership opportunities during their schooling. Because it is the young […]

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Why is it important to develop an attitude of compassion in children at an early age?

August 24, 2017

The joy of giving or helping someone in need is incomparable. In today’s world of rat race and self-centrism, it is improbable for individuals to pause, ponder and help someone in need. Thereby, it is all the more important that such a mind-set is incorporated in our future generations during a young age itself, so […]

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How reading books can change the world for students

August 22, 2017

Ever read a book and feel like you are actually part of that story and you are living in it? You may not literally be there, but you can experience it just the same. Well, that’s the power of the habit of reading books. It’s actually the process of digesting a character and a series […]

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When kids find simple solutions to complex world problems!

August 18, 2017

Oak MUN 2017 – A Platform for global student leaders. Hyderabad’s most prestigious MUN (Model United Nations) conference- Oak MUN 2017 embarked with a great involvement of students from across the nation at HICC, Novotel. Organized by Oakridge International School, this conference is a platform which drives a diverse group of students from different schools […]

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Why International Schools in Bangalore are in high demand

August 11, 2017

In this rapidly ever-growing world, building world-class systems of education has been the top priority for every International school. Some of the most reputed international schools in Bangalore have adopted the IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum, offering programs designed by the IB Organization. The IB Curriculum has a high-earned reputation across the world for its higher […]

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Reflection about my Bowling to IONA’s Gayle Competition

August 11, 2017

Being the most passionate about cricket, what more can you expect when you get a chance to play with an international cricketer. Though I didn’t just get the chance, I won it! I won the ‘Best School Bowler’ title and award at the IONA Bowling Competition held in Bangalore on 15 July. I was one […]

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Radiant Rhapsody – Oakridge’s First-Ever Inter-School Talent Show Competition

Radiant Rhapsody - Oakridge’s First-Ever Inter-School Talent Show Competition

August 2, 2017

Radiant Rhapsody 2017- the first-ever inter-school Performing Arts competition, conducted by Oakridge, one of the best IGCSE Schools in Hyderabad was a big success with a massive contribution from all the student volunteers along with the School Media Club of the Einstein campus. The objective of organizing an event like Radiant Rhapsody is to encourage […]

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P.V. Sindhu Shares Her Motivational Journey With the Oakridgers at OakMUN 2017

August 1, 2017

Olympic Silver Medalist P. V. Sindhu visits OakMUN 2017 in Hyderabad which took place at HICC, Novotel. She interacted with the students and shared her motivational journey to the glory of Olympics. The event OakMUN, organized by the Oakridge, one of the Best CBSE Schools in Hyderabad is a platform where students of different schools […]

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Amala Akkineni Inspires Oakridgers at Oak JMUN 2017

July 31, 2017

Actress-turned- social activist, Amala Akkineni was given a warm welcome by Oakridgers at the fifth edition of Oak JMUN (Junior Model United Nations) 2017, which is South India’s largest Middle School MUN conference, organized by Oakridge International School each year. This conference is an initiative to make the students take the role of global leaders and come-up […]

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Career Counseling- Developing a Systematic Approach to Shape Student’s Future

July 28, 2017

Oxford, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge; want your child to get into one of these top universities of the world for their higher education? To get in there, the process stems from the school itself when the kid is in Grade-6 and above. Earlier, people use to seek for career counselor only when applying for a […]

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International Robotronics Competition held in Beijing

July 26, 2017

Oakridger Arnav Khurma wins 3rd position in International Robotronics Competition held in Beijing, China.

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Oxford Summer Courses 2017 at Oakridge International School

July 21, 2017

Oakridge International School in association with Oxford Summer Courses recently conducted an intensive summer course in its Oakridge International School Bangalore campus from 26 May to 4 June 2017. The summer program helped bring world-class teaching methodology of some of the finest tutors from Oxford University to the students of India. The program opened up […]

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10 Ways to help your child fit into a new environment

July 13, 2017

Most children thrive on the familiar. The experience of being tossed around by the changes that come with a move can feel overwhelming, even if there are great things about a new house, school, or neighbourhood. Here are some thoughts about how to help your children adjust. Include your kids in the process: Older children […]

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Student Travel Diaries – A trip to the beautiful Belgium & Netherlands

June 30, 2017

Oakridger Hargun recently took the trip across Belgium and Netherlands and was so inspired by the grandeur that she sat down putting this beautiful travel log together. Belgium is a small nation with a plethora of world history in it. Oakridge, one of the best boarding schools in Vizag students five-day school trip to Belgium […]

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STUDENT TRAVEL DIARIES

Student Travel Diaries

June 28, 2017

Our Oakridger Nitin takes you through his adventure journey across Belgium and Netherlands

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RIGHT CURRICULUM TO CHOOSE

Right Curriculum to Choose

June 20, 2017

Change happens fast in the world during which children face many challenges as they grow.

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Student Travel Diaries – A trip to the beautiful Belgium & Netherlands

June 15, 2017

Oakridger Hargun recently took the trip across Belgium and Netherlands and was so inspired by the grandeur that she sat down putting this beautiful travel log together. Belgium is a small nation with a plethora of world history in it. The five-day school trip to Belgium and Netherlands was enriching for us as it has […]

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Nobel Prize winner Professor Brian Schmidt visits Oakridge International School

June 14, 2017

Oakridge, one of the best Schools in Bangalore hosted a visit from the Nobel Prize winner Professor Brian P Schmidt AC, who is the Vice-Chancellor of Australian National University (ANU) on 1 June 2017. Professor Brian Schmidt is a leading astronomer at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University, formerly […]

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Future entrepreneurs in the making!

June 13, 2017

Students from across the country participated in the intensive Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation program which took place from 23-27 May 2017 at Oakridge Gachibowli campus. The program was conducted by Oakridge International School in association with Columbia Business School. Columbia Business School’s Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation program have been tailor-made for the ambitious students who […]

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Oakridge Student in Indian Junior Basketball Team

May 24, 2017

Oakridge, one of the best CBSE Schools in Hyderabad is proud to announce that Sriram Manthena of Grade 10 was selected in the Indian Juniors Basketball team and was part of the national team set-up at the recently held international tournament in Croatia, Europe for ISF Basketball Championship. Sriram and his parents share this success […]

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Reading for Pleasure and Learning

May 23, 2017

Can any discerning person question the fact that systematic development of reading skills is essential for the success of every school-going child today? Reading isn’t really indispensable in the process of constructing knowledge. People who cannot read can acquire knowledge and apply the same reasonably well to life. But isn’t the ability to read vital […]

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Being the ‘Best International School in the country’ Takes Much More Than World-Class Infrastructure

May 22, 2017

The international education system has made a significant progress in recent years. The world-class infrastructure has a lot to do for successful studies in an international school. But, would you agree that only providing international standards of infrastructure for students is all about making it to the top most in the country. Establishing an international […]

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Real-world learning begins here

May 19, 2017

When we say ‘real-world learning’, what does it actually mean? How do we learn from the world around us? A real-world learning is a learning that mostly happens outside the classroom as learning and information, is available everywhere around us. Oakridge, as one of the top International Schools in Hyderabad focuses on higher order thinking, […]

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Putting learning at the heart of the port city

May 10, 2017

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful port city of India, Oakridge International School is a prestigious ‘Day and Residential Campus’ across Visakhapatnam which has been ranked among Top-5 Schools in the state by Times Survey. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful port city of India, Oakridge International School is a prestigious ‘Day and Residential […]

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Need for Outdoor Elements in Schooling

May 5, 2017

Rabindranath Tagore created India’s most celebrated open-air school in Santiniketan in 1901 in line with the schooling model prevalent in ancient India. A few years after that, a handful of open-air institutions were established in certain parts of Europe and America, mainly for health reasons. Today, except for the Poet’s school which constitutes the nucleus […]

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What makes Oakridge Summer Program a must try?

May 3, 2017

Organized by Oakridge, one of the best boarding schools in India, the Summer Champs is an intensive two-week summer program for students of all ages. Kids who are interested in exploring the fun and exciting world of art, Oakridge Summer Program is an opportunity for them to grab as creativity runs wild here all summer […]

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Careers of tomorrow are decided by schooling today

April 21, 2017

A paradigm shift from “teacher-driven” teaching to “student-driven” learning is emerging in the field of education, ushering towards new approaches in acquiring knowledge that is meaningfully student-centric. Young minds of today, being wired differently, are looking for continuous challenges in their learning process. To fulfill such learning outcomes, International schools are significantly on the rise […]

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Columbia Business Program

April 20, 2017

Entrepreneurship is making its way into education to build forward-thinking people and organizations. Explicitly teaching students to build an entrepreneurial mindset and develop the key skills in them like critical thinking, communication, and collaboration, has become a critical part of a holistic education. The entrepreneurship education focuses on the development of skills and attributes that […]

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‘Top School in Hyderabad’ & what it takes to get there

April 13, 2017

In this fast-growing modern world, the pace of change in education is remarkable hence shaping the education to meet the current requirements is a requisite. With the advent of international education; schools in Hyderabad have empowered advanced learning methodology in the education system. IB or International Baccalaureate is one of the leading education programmes that […]

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IB Way of Learning: How is International education changing the way concepts are learnt at school

April 11, 2017

In today’s fast-paced globalizing world, International education has become invaluable for numerous reasons. First and foremost, it is to enhance the education of students with a global dimension. Hence, IB curriculum comes into the limelight; in addition, any school authorized by the IB Organization is called as an IB School. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in […]

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Out of the Comfort Zone

April 3, 2017

One thing that effective schooling should empower children growing up in the 21st century with, is to acknowledge rapid change and volatility as the chief characteristics of contemporary life as well as nurture the capacity to arrive at ingenious out-of-the-box responses and solutions. It is easy to say but something very difficult to achieve. Human […]

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Three Factors that shape children for greatness!

February 23, 2017

The start of something new is rather remarkable and it should be the endeavour or each and every one of us to learn something new every single day. For what is the human mind but the most powerful processor? And it is with fine tuning our minds that we discover the extent to which our […]

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Oakridgers champion the cause of“Girl Child Education” in Hyderabad by raising awareness among the maid community

February 22, 2017

Students of Oakridge, one of the best IGCSE Schools in Hyderabad, Bachupally presented a unique awareness session to the maid community of Maytas Hill County, a township located in Bachupally on “Girl Child Education” on 19th February, 2017. The session was conducted as part of community service initiative by the students. After the yearlong project […]

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A fund raising campaign by Oakridgers

February 13, 2017

Our Oakridgers are truly exceptional in their dedication towards service to humanity and that is why, Oakridge International School, Vizag collaborated with Rupee for Change Campaign by Habitat India to encourage them and support a humane cause. Rupee for Change Campaign encourages advocacy, volunteer and fund raising activities to raise money to build homes and […]

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Holistic School Education in Modern India

January 21, 2017

Even 69 years after Independence, India’s literacy rates are flaunted to claim that three-fourth of our countrymen are educated. The fact is that literacy or numeracy hardly amounts to education, is artfully dodged to cater to vested interests benefiting a handful but depriving most. Education enables human beings to creatively process all kinds of data […]

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How Schooling Builds Compassionate Individuals

December 23, 2016

Compassion means a lot more than just the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to act on it. Compassion entails showing empathy towards people, to have the courage to stand up and take actions to change the situation for better. In today’s rapidly changing world, Compassion is critical to our success. […]

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How Technology is changing the face of Education

December 13, 2016

The purpose of education is to nurture a love for learning among children and help them become successful and responsible citizens of the world. But the approach of teaching and learning has undergone a sea change. As a result of this, the students are not passive receptors of content, but are active participants. A Teacher […]

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Adolescent Years of your child: Are you dealing with it the right way?

November 28, 2016

Schools play a pivotal role, be it in the formative, pre-teen or adolescent years, in providing students an environment in which they learn and grow. The opportunity to gain greater social and emotional awareness and to practice these acquired skills happens in the school. The adolescent years are crucial to the development of the child […]

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#Mychildtaughtme Diaries

November 23, 2016

#Mychildtaughtme Diaries have really shown us that Oakridgers make us proud and over the past few weeks, We have been overwhelmed seeing the responses of parents. Their belief in us was evident with them sending us messages and emails to share real stories of what their child taught me. This really made our #Mychildtaughtme initiative […]

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#Mychildtaughtme Diaries

November 22, 2016

Here is a continuation of the earlier blog wherein we presented you the second series of #Mychildtaughtmediaries Parent Diary 3: My passion for photography diminished as soon as I got responsibilities of my family. My son had become my priority and taking care of his studies and daily chores along with work was what had […]

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Parenting in Modern Times

November 15, 2016

Society was experiencing a vast change due to a breakdown of joint family systems which were separating due to professional demands. This brought in a paucity of adult family members with spare time to take care of the children, thus started affecting the psychological and cultural growth of a child. This also had its detrimental […]

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#Mychildtaughtme Diaries

November 10, 2016

At Oakridge, one of the top International Schools in Hyderabad believe that the treasure within a child has to be unleashed to truly inspire them to learn. And that’s why #Mychildtaughtme is so close to our hearts. The learning environment at Oakridge has helped many children to get inspired. And that is why, we keep […]

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#Mychildtaughtme Diaries

November 4, 2016

Learning truly is not restricted with age. Children usually learn things from their parents, but, when a parent gets a chance to learn from their children, it is indeed a matter of pride for them. At Oakridge, one of the top IB schools in Hyderabad believe in unleashing the treasure within a child and that […]

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Learning to Learn throughout Life

October 15, 2016

No schooling system in 21st century India should be about spoon-feeding and programming pre-fixed content as given in textbooks into children generally by making them memorize the same mindlessly for regurgitation in tests and examinations as verbatim as xerox machines to fetch high marks. Educationists have been saying this since the Nineties but things sadly […]

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#OAKEXPERT Series : Developing Listening and Speaking Skills during child’s early years By Adilakshmi Chintalapati

October 14, 2016

Here is our second feature from the #OAKEXPERT Series.  In this feature, our in-house academic expert Ms. Adilakhmi Chintalapati gives you some easy tips to improve your child’s listening and speaking skills during their early years.

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The New Age of Education – Creating Self-Directed Learners

August 8, 2016

There have been enough research papers written, articles published, speeches given which points out what we already know. The present generation of students will be in professions that have not even been conceptualized. Still we insist on “what to teach” rather than “how a child is learning”. There is very little focus on whether the […]

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Students work for a cause

July 26, 2016

In order to support the education for needy students, the students of 9 IGCSE of Oakridge International School, Bangalore raised funds by selling out handmade flowers. These funds were used to buy whiteboard, dusters and markers for students of RUVA Foundation – An NGO supporting underprivileged girls.

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Student Led Conference

July 26, 2016

Students of PP 2 B led the conference with great confidence. Parents were surprised as kids welcomed by offering them water. Children filled with knowledge on Themes Math English corners displayed and could answer all the related questions efficiently. They were very confidently took the ownership and guided their parents around the class, through the […]

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International Yoga Day 21 June 2016

June 21, 2016

“Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge.” The International Yoga Day celebration was initiated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri.Narendra Modi. At Oakridge, one of the top school of Hyderabad celebrated the 2 nd International Yoga […]

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What is Carbon Footprint?

May 16, 2016

A Carbon footprint measures your personal or household output of carbon dioxide (CO2) in pounds. The larger the number, the greater your carbon footprint and the greater your affect on global warming. Carbon Dioxide is the by-product of emissions from our vehicles, heating our homes, using electricity and from other activities in our daily lives. […]

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Heroes found

May 16, 2016

It’s been one month now and students are settled in their new classes. And as we believe that every child has treasure within, we are focusing on child’s confidence and communication skills. Central Idea for grade 1 is “Heroes found within the community influence the society…” Students got the task to bring a picture of […]

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‘Oak Master Chef Competition’

April 28, 2016

Students cook food without fire Have you ever thought of cooking delicious cuisines without fire? The Oakridge, one of the best schools in Chandigarh organised ‘Oak Master Chef Competition’, here onTuesday,19th of April,2016, where delicious cuisines were prepared without fire. Students from grade 4 and 5 were found actively participating in the event. The competition […]

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The mystery box (CPU)

April 28, 2016

It’s no secret that curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable. Grade 6 CIE Students explored various components of computer system. Kids identified each part inside the CPU and their functions were explained to them. The hub of the computer “motherboard” and various parts attached to it was minutely scanned. Kids understood the reason for […]

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“Book Your Time for Book Time”

April 28, 2016

SUMMER READING FOR EDUCATORS An interesting reading session was organized at the Sr. Library for the teachers CBSE IX and X segment on Tuesday 26th April 2016, under the initiation and encouragement of Ms. Anuradha Vanta, CBSE Co-coordinator and Mr. Syed Siraj ul Hassan, Sr. school Librarian. The constructive session was held between 9A.M – […]

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World of Activities of Grade 2

April 20, 2016

The month of March ended in a grand way as the Grade 2 students of Oakridge, one of the top CBSE Schools in Hyderabad, Newton Campus, enthralled everyone with their performances in the much awaited World of Activities. The students looked graceful in their characters as they rocked the stage in colourful costumes and captivated […]

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NASA Visit

April 18, 2016

CIE grade 9th students went for a field trip, where they had an interaction with Mr. Larry James. It was a great experience for all the students. Here is a reflection by Karthikeya of grade 9.1 CIE.“I believe our interaction with Mr. Larry James, Deputy Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in California, was an […]

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CIE Grade VI – Learning Journey 2016-17 begins at Einstein

April 18, 2016

Oakridge, one of the best Cambridge schools in Hyderabad at Einstein of CIE grade 6 B1 and B2 had a wonderful beginning to their learning journey in middle school for the new academic year 2016-17. They were excited to see their classroom, were eager to meet their new friends and teachers. Class andnbsp;teachers Ms Prasanti […]

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Presentation of Culture through Dance

April 16, 2016

The PYP Exhibition is the culmination of the PYP journey of a student. The main purpose of this day is to encourage students to showcase their learning and present it the way they wanted. This year’s theme was “How we express ourselves”. The students chose to present themselves through dance, drama, music and various other […]

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Developing early numeracy skill

April 15, 2016

Children begin to develop numeracy skills from a very early age. You can introduce maths skills and ideas into everyday activities with your child to help build early numeracy.Language skills and numeracy skills go hand in hand.Talking with your child about maths concepts in your everyday activities will help her understand how and why maths […]

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Connecting to the real world

April 15, 2016

Students of grade 8 MYP learnt about disaster management. When I came across an article that criticized the recent celebration of President Mugabe’s extravagant celebration of his 92nd birthday in the province of Zimbabwe which is hardest hit by drought, a natural disaster, I thought it to be a must take to the class. “Mugabe, […]

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Early years Unit integration through Art

April 15, 2016

Little Oakridgers are courageous enough to take any challenge and look forward to learn new art styles. Early Years 1 integrated their unit on “Plants” in Visual Art by making a collage. They created a plant with all the essential elements that are required for the plant to grow. They have used different materials like […]

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Organic Farming

April 14, 2016

Organic farming is a form of agriculture, which avoids the use of synthetic inputs such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms, plant growth regulators and livestock feed additives. As for as possible organic farmers rely on crop rotation, crop residues, animal manures, and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity, supply plant nutrients […]

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Food detectors

April 13, 2016

Adulteration in food is normally present in its most crude form, prohibited substances are either added or partly or wholly substituted. This ultimately results that the consumer is either cheated or often become victim of diseases. Such types of adulteration are quite common in developing countries or backward countries. However, adequate precautions taken by the […]

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Food for thought

April 12, 2016

Generally, if a food contains a poisonous or deleterious substance that may render it injurious to health, it is adulterated. There are two exceptions to this general rule. First, if the poisonous substance is inherent or naturally occurring and its quantity in the food does not ordinarily render it injurious to health, the food will […]

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Scientific Curiosity

March 30, 2016

Young children are very curious. They explore, question, and wonder, and by doing so, learn. When we are curious about something new, we want to explore it. And while exploring we discover. By turning the light switch on and off over and over again, the toddler is learning about cause and effect. When I asked […]

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Robothon

March 30, 2016

CIE students of grade 10 participated in Robothon. Here is a reflection by Navya Gudimetla. On February 18th and 19th, 2016, the first ever Robothon, a robotics hackathon, was held. The Robothon program is a part of Robofest, a national robotics conference with over 1500 delegates from 60 schools and 50 robotics clubs around the […]

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Buddy Reading

March 30, 2016

It is rightfully said that “If you have a book, you are never alone”. And if you can share your passion for books and reading with your friends the joy is multi-fold. It is truly wonderful to see the students of PP2 reading with their buddies during “DEAR” time (Drop everything and Read). Students enjoy […]

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Carpool your way to clean air!

March 30, 2016

Little inquirers of PP2 explored various ways to reduce pollution. One of the ways that the children inquired about was carpooling. It was wonderful to see the confidence with which they presented their understanding of what is carpooling and how it can help the environment. Students shared how they are “good humans because they take […]

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Developing Social Skills

March 30, 2016

In the early years, developing social skills should be given precedence. When children play together they learn to not only have fun but develop gross motor skills as well as learn how to work cooperatively as team players. Young children of PP2 have been playing various team building games this year and overtime their attitude […]

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A small step to save water & save life

March 23, 2016

“Does anyone know where is Latur?” asked the School principal Ms.Ghuman in morning assembly. A grade 6 child answered the question and then Ms.Ghuman made the children aware of water scarcity and how water trains from Delhi were being sent to drought-hit Latur in Maharashtra. At Oakridge, one of the best Schools in Chandigarh already […]

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The Importance of Idioms for English Language Learners!!

March 22, 2016

Idioms are always something special about any language; they build up some distinctive features which differ one language from another. Idioms appear in every language, and English has thousands of them. They are often confusing because the meaning of the whole group of words taken together has little, often nothing, to do with the meanings […]

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Take a Pledge – Save Food

March 21, 2016

Today in assembly Grade 6 J presented a beautiful role play with the message to save food. Yes, it is a big issue in India. Students also shared facts about food wastage. After the students completed their act, out school principal Ms.Ghuman addressed the students and shared how in Mumbai Dabbawala’s have started ‘Share My […]

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Oakridgers make a clean sweep of medals at the All India Table Soccer Championship 2016

March 21, 2016

Oakridge, one of the top schools in Chandigarh participated in the All India Open Table Soccer championship 2016 on 6 and 7 May 2016 organized by Chandigarh table soccer association. The students collected a total of 17 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 2 bronze medals in the various categories. In the U-10 Doubles girl’s […]

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Skype Session on the Topic of past civilization and Technology

March 18, 2016

Teacher’s Reflection: Skype session gives children the opportunity to listen to the point of view of others, broaden their understanding and also get their doubts cleared. The skype session was conducted by Ms. Ulka and the learning outcome was to understand the reasons certain technology has evolved and developed. Sohina’s Reflection: We had a Skype […]

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A peek into the IB PYP way of learning

March 15, 2016

Parents of new admission students had a peek into the IB PYP way of learning on the 30th of January at Oakridge, one of the best IB Schools in Hyderabad, Einstein Campus. The session was laced with student presentations from across grade levels ranging from PP2 to grade 6. A wide variety of learning engagements […]

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Open House!!!

March 15, 2016

Trees contribute to the environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration,conserving water, preserving soil and supporting wildlife. They are open to anyone be it animals or human beings, so they can be named as open house.Students of grade 4 got an opportunity to present the various ways in which trees help us preserve […]

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“Mom I don’t want to grow up”

March 10, 2016

The session is ending and teacher’s are preparing the kids to move on to next class. My daughter Mannat is in PP2. Yesterday she came to me and said, “Mom I don’t want to grow up”. I was confused and asked her the reason. She said, ” Mom I want to stay with Ms. Arti […]

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Cambridge conducts a 2 Day ICT Workshop at Oakridge International School Mohali

March 10, 2016

Two days ICT Workshop on IGCSE Curriculum and sharing teaching ideas and resources was conducted at Oakridge, one of the best IGCSE schools in Chandigarh by Mr. David Bird, Cambridge. It was indeed an ingenious innovative experience which comprised of andnbsp;hands on activities and sharing of andnbsp;new strategies being undertaken by different Cambridge educators. Fourteen […]

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Fastest Finger First

March 4, 2016

“You learn something everyday if you pay attention” – Ray LeBlond Children get distract very quickly, specially when some boring topic is being covered. Being an ICT teacher I like experimenting different tools in the class to get better results and most important is child’s interest. Last month, I tried Kahoot quiz in some of […]

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Parents as a wonderful resource

March 3, 2016

At Oakridge it’s not just the teacher who acts as a facilitator but our proud parents participate equally with great zeal and enthusiasm. Parents are invited as experts for guest lecture. Being locations as our unit of inquiry, Mr.Rai who is working as mechanical engineer in merchant navy volunteer himself to deliver lecture on how […]

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“Oakridgers at NES National Science Festival 2016”

March 3, 2016

NES International School and South Asian IB schools Association in collaboration with BARC, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, ISRO, and IIT Bombay had conducted NES National Science festival on 27th Feb. This celebration coincides with the discovery of the Raman-effect by Indian Physicists Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28th Feb 1928. Oakridge students had […]

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“Bhasha Bandhana – A celebration of Mother Tongues”

March 2, 2016

The students at Oakridge, one of the best IB schools in Bangalore celebrated Mother-Tongue Day as “Bhasha Bandhana – A celebration of Mother Tongues” on 19th February 2016, in order to give respect to all languages and cultural diversity across the globe. The occasion was auspicious to spread the awareness about “Linguistic Diversity” among the […]

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Young author of Einstein

February 4, 2016

Oakridge Einstein campus has a young author amidst them. andnbsp;Agnivesh Jyothir Aditya of VII grade is not only an avid reader of books but also has penned and published several books. He has ten books to his credit. Popularly known as Joe, he is a wonder kid who is multi-talented. He is good at drawing […]

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“Creativity is an act of Defiance!”

February 4, 2016

The students of grade 4D has an opportunity to be very creative and express their thoughts in the stories written by them. A picture was given to them and they need to use the sense organs to describe it or write a short story on the picture. The students came out with beautiful short stories. […]

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“M’m! M’m! Good!”….. Interjections!!

February 4, 2016

The students of primary from CP segment had learnt about interjections through an activity. They were divided into two groups. One group need to do an action and the other group needs to identify the interjection used by them. Both the groups did a very great job and enjoyed the activity. They even understood the […]

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I Love Speech!

February 4, 2016

There was a competition conducted for grade 4 kids in the CP segment. Topic was given well in advance and the students need to speak for and against the topic. They made lot of research on the given topic, “Are Humans responsible for animal extinction.” They spoke well and did role plays also to convey […]

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Words have power!!

February 3, 2016

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument!”… The students of grade 5 in the CP Segment have made a Persuasive writing, it is a writing where you try to convince someone to take a particular issue on a point of voice. Persuasive writing may be designed to convince the reader to take your position on […]

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Moment of Pride @ New Zealand

January 29, 2016

Grade VA student , Raivath participated in New Zealand National Chess Championship organized from 2nd to 12th Jan in Auckland, New Zealand. As part of New Zealand Chess congress, 5 tournaments were conducted in total and Raivath participated in 4, Major Championship, Junior championship (under 20 age group), Rapid and Blitz. Though, he missed the […]

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Achieve Your Dreams

January 13, 2016

I believe that every child has a certain passion, and I can say that my passion is playing the piano. A few weeks ago, I had my Grade 6 piano exam. I have to say, that it was very tense and I started losing my nerves as soon as I entered the examination room and […]

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Spoorthi program at Einstein

January 13, 2016

Spoorthi a weekend learning experience for the children of drivers and sub staff is an interesting and engaging activity for the students as it involves them in activities like drawing, painting, dance, music and also academic learning. It is an activity for which all students look forward to in the weekend as it gives them […]

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The role of play in children’s learning

January 12, 2016

Role play is of experiential learning. Role plays function as learning tools for teams and groups or individuals as they “play” the skits in the class. The teaching and learning happens simultaneously. As students learn through their explorations and the viewpoints of the character or personality they are articulating in the environment. This student-centered learning […]

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Sports an integral part of Oakridge’s life

January 12, 2016

Sports help in building a healthy nation. Sportsman ship has to be inculcated from an early stage and that is precisely the aim of Oakridge. Catch them young is the motto and towards it students are trained in various games like soccer, cricket, tennis ,swimming and basketball apart from regular academics in their school time […]

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Book Fair 2016

Book Fair 2016

January 6, 2016

“A Book is a gift you can open again and again” – Garrison Keillor Book Fair 2016 in association with Scholastic India is here at Oakridge, one of the best CBSE schools in Chandigarh. This year the fair is for 4 days from 25th May – 28th May. The inauguration of the Book Fair was […]

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Learn by Exploring – My Stem Lab

Learn by Exploring – My Stem Lab

January 6, 2016

STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Maths. STEM Education offers Hands-on resources/activities in STEM fields that allow kids to build, tinker, experiment and explore while learning to apply scientific method. Oakridge, one of the top schools in Chandigarh has introduced MY STEM Lab and kids are experimenting and leaning by doing. Out of curiosity, […]

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Experiencing Balance and Motion

Experiencing Balance and Motion-

December 23, 2015

Our current unit of inquiry is bout ‘Balance and Motion’. To facilitate experiential learning, we set up an obstacle course for kids to play, have fun and also learn about balance through their bodies. They learn the vocabulary associated with how many ways we can move. E.g., spin, rotate, slide, oscillate, to and fro, etc. […]

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Making them a performer

Making them a performer

November 27, 2015

Performing on the stage, in front of people requires a lot of guts and confidence. Providing opportunities to kids from the very beginning to perform and present their talents in front of people and on stage helps in building their confidence and also boosts the child’s self-esteem. Parents and teachers can play a very important […]

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Letting children develop ‘Self-discipline’

Letting children develop ‘Self-discipline’

November 5, 2015

One of the best ways to let children develop their self-discipline is by giving them unstructured free play time. The fundamental requirement for self-discipline is to be able to listen to the inner voice that tells you what to do. When kids are playing, they are developing that voice in them that directs them. This […]

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Self Expression – Drawing

Self Expression - Drawing

October 30, 2015

PP2 has a unit on ‘How to express ourselves’. Expressing oneself through drawing/art is every child’s favorite activity. Learners enjoy to explore their interests, this helps them think creatively.The teachers always record the learner’s reflection. Taking reflections creates wonderful discussions, it is a learning experience for us teachers. Instead of giving instructions on how to […]

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Physical Education

Physical Education

October 30, 2015

Physical Education is an integral part of any school. P.E. sessions benefit learners physical health. At Oakridge, one of the best schools in Bengaluru there are two Physical education sessions in a week. Learners are always willing to run and the P.E. sessions are full of running activities. There are group activities that are carefully planned by […]

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“Show and Tell” Activity

October 28, 2015

Children should be able to demonstrate an understanding of listening and speaking skills for effective communication .One of the most important parts of Pre-Primary education is show and tell activity. This builds many valuable skills like self – esteem, communication skills, social skills that will help children as they grow in to adults. Children of […]

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Game – Colours & Shapes

Game – Colours and Shapes

October 13, 2015

Colour and shape are two very noticeable attributes of the world around us. When you look out your window, you may not be saying it … but your mind is noticing and identifying the green trees, brown rectangle buildings, square windows, and blue sky. These very recognizable characteristics encourage children to define and organize the […]

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OAKMUN 2015 – The Bangalore experience

OAKMUN 2015 – The Bangalore experience

October 12, 2015

The 5th session of Oakridge Model United Nations, was held in Hyderabad from the 25th to the 27th of September at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. Model United Nations(MUN) is an academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. A delegation of 13 students attended OAKMUN 2015 from the […]

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Oakridge International School | Student Testimonial – IBDP Top Performer

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September 22, 2015

Abhishek an IBDP Top Performer, Placed in Purdue University, shares his valuable experience of how the dreams of getting placed in top universities was made a reality at Oakridge International School. Plan a Visit https://www.oakridge.in/joinoakridge/

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Story time

September 10, 2015

Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of children. They are a great way to introduce new words and ideas into a child’s language. Stories can help children learn about concepts such as shape, size, space and colour, up and down, inside and outside, numbers and the names of objects. They can […]

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Hop a Little, Skip a Little

Hop a Little, Skip a Little

September 7, 2015

What a fun learners had!!! Learning never had this much of fun while learning new things. They learnt counting by Hopping from one number to another displayed on Hopscotches. Some of them learnt the numbers by jumping number of times equal to the number on the Hopscotch. Later, Numbers were arranged randomly in a single […]

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Why are Stories Important for Children?

Why are Stories Important for Children?

August 28, 2015

Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of children. The books they read and the characters they get to know can become like friends. It’s also good for children to understand that books are a useful source of information and that good reading skills are important for success in their future lives. […]

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Guess who’s my Friend

July 24, 2015

The name itself gives an idea about the topic “Guess who’s my friend” This is of the best activity done with the kids ,as it increases their listening skills, concentration. They get to know more of their friends. Basically in this they are asked to stand in a circle and one of the child is […]

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Block Printing

Block Printing

July 24, 2015

When it comes to Block Printing people have different notion, but no one has a clear idea or picture of it. So here’s how Block Printing goes. Children were given different types of shapes ie., square, circle, triangle, rectangle etc..and were also given with the colors mixed and kept in the coloring palate, which is […]

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Dictionary Activity

Dictionary Activity

July 5, 2015

Importance of Vocabulary Vocabulary learning is a vital part of education. As part of the language arts, it is considered a CORE subject in formal education. Vocabulary can be built chiefly by two methods: reading and formal vocabulary drill and practice. Obviously, reading is an exercise that has its own rewards, and many students are […]

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Puppets

puppets

May 27, 2015

Primary students can benefit from puppets through oral and language skills development. When a puppet speaks, children can listen, identify, and understand different words and phrases emphatically performed by their teacher who stresses proper enunciation and pronunciation. Similarly, the act of speaking out loud is much different than thinking the thoughts in your head. So […]

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Students learning difference between telling and reading

Students learning difference between telling and reading

May 22, 2015

There is a difference between telling and reading. Without the book as a barrier, the teller looks directly into the eyes of the audience and is free to use gestures, facial expression, and body movements to enhance the telling and this helps children understand the story better. The reader sees only the words on the […]

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Science Exhibition

Science-Exhibition

May 22, 2015

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow”. Edward Teller Students of Oakridge, one of the best CBSE schools in Vizag, Tagarapuvalasa conducted a science exhibition at the school on Wednesday 22nd April. It was inaugurated by the Director of the school, Mr Avneesh Singh An array of exhibits was displayed which were done […]

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Importance of Essential Agreements in Every Class

It is very important for every class to agree to their own set of guidelines on how to function as a class at the very start of the year as it helps them to function smoothly and efficiently. In our class, we teachers sat down with the students and agreed upon certain terms that helped us frame our essential agreements. We agreed to: 1. Listen to the person who is talking to us and follow directions. 2. Use the right voice level. 3. Keep our hands and feet to ourselves. 4. Take care of ourselves and be safe. 5. Take care of the things in the classroom. It is also good to revisit the agreement as often as possible as an entire class so that the students and teachers remember what has been agreed mutually in order to maintain order in the classroom. It is a very good tool that is used under the IB way of learning.

January 30, 2015

It is very important for every class to agree to their own set of guidelines on how to function as a class at the very start of the year as it helps them to function smoothly and efficiently. In our class, we teachers sat down with the students and agreed upon certain terms that helped […]

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