Principal’s Desk Update – December 2022

  • 13 December 2022

Dear Parents,


With Christmas right around the corner, our school too began its preparations. From beautifully bedecked Christmas trees to the multitude of activities and happenings, the spirit of this season could truly be felt all around us. 

Amidst the celebrations we were happy to welcome our Managing Director of Nord Anglia Schools-India Region, Mr Christopher Short visiting us and being a part of our D.E.A.R. week valedictory. Mr.Christopher Short was profoundly happy and appreciated the culture of  student agency in the school. He strongly believes in ‘Create Your Future’, as the guiding motto of modern education. 

We are immensely proud to have been recognized by Education Today India School Merit Awards 2022-23. I take pride in apprising you that we are ranked No. 2 International Day Cum Boarding School in India and No.1 in Andhra Pradesh and Visakhapatnam. I extend my sincere gratitude to parents, students and the entire family of Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam for making this happen. 

As the exams are fast approaching it could be a little stressful for parents and students. However, I would like to remind you that even now with hardwork and focus we can achieve success. Along with our teachers I request parents to monitor and review your child’s preparations for examinations. Also, request you to ensure that your child doesn’t miss out on the revisions and Pre-board exams being held at school. Pre-Boards for grade 10 IGCSE are in progress. I hope you all have received the Cambridge grade 10 examinations schedule as well. The practical examinations of Grade 12 CBSE are scheduled in January. 

Our Grade 7 Cambridge students organized a mouth-watering Food Fiesta to educate about the balanced diet of different countries with their staple diets. It was wonderful to witness parents of Grade 5 be a part of the Step-Up program where they got more information about the curriculum, subject options and content-related skills from their seniors- grade 6 students and teachers. I would request you to submit the curriculum option forms as per the timelines that would help us in planning for the new academic year.

As a part of Global Campus Activity, a 5K run was organized with about 40 students from various categories. Our students of Grade 9 CBSE are organizing Christmas Creek Sale, a fundraising event as a part of SDG-4 “Right to Education” and to help the underprivileged on 21 December. Also, our IBDP 1 & grade 11 students would be taking up a 3-day internship programme by 8 billion ideas in Human Resources, Product and Concepts, Marketing and Sales. For the month of December, we have many more exciting events lined up at Oakridge.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and request you to complete the Parent survey by 20 December 2022 as your valued feedback has always enabled us to give and do our best!

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Shaila Bhamidipati


Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam