DRS International School

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Hyderabad, Kompally, Doolapally - 500100

News From The School

News From The School

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Raving for Robotics!

Date:

Nov 08 2018

Description:

Our Grade-V enthusiastic students learnt creative & computational skills and gained new insights in the Robotics Workshop by QTPI experts.

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A Way with Words!

Date:

Nov 03 2018

Description:

Our secondary students participated in series of several competitions and bagged a bronze amongst 10 schools in the Cambridge Literary Fest hosted by Manthan International School.

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Celebrating Culinary Cultures!

Date:

Oct 27 2018

Description:

Mouth watering delights from cultures around the world helped our students experience a collaborative culinary adventure at the International Food Festival 2018.

For the World of Tomorrow!

Date:

Oct 24 2018

Description:

The students of DRSIS celebrated United Nation’s Day 2018 by organizing an informative and educative special assembly.

DAIRY DIARIES!

Date:

Oct 10 2018

Description:

Our Grade VII students visited the Musqati Dairy Farm to gain practical experiences and learn about the stages of production of milk products.

100-Days-Completion-Celebration

Hundred Days Happier!

Date:

Oct 05 2018

Description:

Our little ones celebrated 100 days of IK with a range of games and activities!

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Playnomics & More!

Date:

Oct 03 2018

Description:

Faculty from the Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF) held a ‘Playnomics’ workshop for our Grade XII students.

Not just a Pink Ribbon!

Date:

Oct 01 2018

Description:

Our students participated in a Pink Ribbon Walk organized by ULBCF to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and its prevention.

Inspire, Engage, Act!

Date:

Sep 30 2018

Description:

A team of students from DRS International School participated in the Youth Speak Forum 2018 organized by AISEC at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, on 30th September 2018.

Hot-wheels!

Date:

Sep 29 2018

Description:

Our young skating prodigies made us proud at the Roller-Skating Open Championship conducted by the United Skating Coaches of Telangana Sate on the 29th and 30th of September, 2018.

Thinking Classrooms!

Date:

Sep 24-25th 2018

Description:

Mr Rudolf Noronha, Vice Principal, attended a two-day Cambridge Enrichment Workshop on Metacognition organized by TAISI.

Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts Summit 2018

Date:

Sep 22 2018

Description:

DRS International School recently organized the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts [MIEE] Summit for educators from across 14 schools, on 22nd September 2018.

Carleton Calling!

Date:

Sep 20 2018

Description:

Our senior students enjoyed learning about education at Carleton to life in Canada in a personal interaction with a representative of Carleton University.

A Grand Get Together!

Date:

Sep 15 2018

Description:

There’s nothing quite like the bond between grandparents and grandkids! DRSIS celebrated Grandparents’ Day recently to help the generations connect!

Educational-Fair

The Future Begins Now

Date:

Sep 10 2018

Description:

DRSIS had conducted a US Universities Fair, in association with Education USA, USIEF Hyderabad. The participation of numerous universities and an overflowing student-parent crowd facilitated meaningful interaction among them.

Le Frehindi French Workshop at Meridian School

The Fun Side of French

Date:

Sep 06 2018

Description:

The uplifting ‘Le Frehindi’ French Workshop at Meridian School by Mr. Haru Mehra helped our French Facilitators to learn innovative classroom teaching methodologies using App Method.

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Creature Feature!

Date:

Sep 06 2018

Description:

Our Grade-IV PYP students visited Nehru Zoological Park to inquire about different species & understand their habitats & create awareness about saving them & their habitats.

Teachers Day Celebrations

Timeless Bonds

Date:

Sep 05 2018

Description:

The Teachers’ Day Celebrations at DRS International School was a day full of moments of fun and frolic. An amazing student presentation accompanied the special morning assembly hosted by the primary and secondary students. Heart-warming speeches and musical performances, uproarious skits, and skillfully choreographed dance sequences made the day exceedingly special for the teacher-mentors.

The teachers and students made the day memorable by taking part in various exciting games that brought out the best in each other. The most memorable segment of this day was the ‘Students versus Teachers’ Throwball and Cricket matches which had both teams display sportsmanship and camaraderie. This was followed by a special lunch served by the students for their beloved teachers.

Towards the end of the day, all the teachers got together in the school atrium for a special afternoon featuring ‘Retro Rythms’ by the Music Department and other soulful performances by the facilitators. The teachers enjoyed the special games organized for them and the sweet cake-cutting ceremony organized by the management to mark the day.

Janmasthami

Fun, frolic & More!

Date:

Sep 04 2018

Description:

On the special occassion of Janmasthami, our adorable kids of the International Kindergarten showed their festive spirit by dressing up like Radha and Krishna. A special assembly was conducted to signify the importance of this festival followed by a fun-filled symbolic Dahi-Handi ceremony.

The symbolic Dahi-Handi celebration thrilled and inspired our kindergarteners who cheered one another in turns, enjoyed the music and danced for the special songs that were being played. Overall, their attempts to break the Dahi-Handi was not just adorable to watch, but a sweet memory for the little ones themselves.

As part of the celebrations, the story of the birth of Lord Krishna was also shared with the students through a special screening.

Interact Club Peace Walk

Today’s Peacemakers, Tomorrow’s Citizens!

Date:

Sep 02 2018

Description:

On 2nd September 2018, the students of DRSIS have participated in a peace walk organised at KBR Park by Rotary club. Interact Clubs from different schools and the Rotarians participated in this walk. The peace pole was inaugurated by the President of Rotary Club Hyderabad Deccan. This peace walk highlighted the need of the awareness of various issues such as drug abuse, prevention of polio, water sanitation, need of peace, etc. The Interact Clubs and Rotarians of different schools united for a cause i.e. the betterment of the society that we live in. This peace walk cultivated important life skills in the arts of our students, moulding them, in the process, to be better global citizens. The walk lasted for 4 kilometers with every member making their voice heard!

A Win to Remember

A Win to Remember!

Date:

Aug 31 2018

Description:

Our students under the age group of U-13 and U-16 took part in the 2nd Chairman’s Trophy 2018-19, an Inter-School Basketball Tournament held at St. Peter’s Residential School, Maisammaguda, Kompally on 30th and 31st August,2018 and came home with many laurels. A total of 30 schools from across Hyderabad with over 400 participants took part in the prestigious tournament.

Under several categories of the basketball tournament and over various stages such as the quarters, semifinals and finals, our aspiring players demonstrated exceptional teamwork and skills to emerge as champions of the tournament. They also secured the 1st Runners-Up Trophy in two other categories. Master Nehanth Varma of Grade X-A, was recognized as the most valuable player of the tournament while the most outstanding player of the tournament was declared as Master Vibhi Jain of Grade VIII-D. Additionally, Master Mohit Kumar Modi of Grade IX-B, was also announced as the most promising player of the tournament. A successful tournament, indeed!

Debate-Competition

Making their words count!

Date:

Aug 29 2018

Description:

Debate competitions are spaces that bring out the arts of reading, thinking and speaking in one place.

The Inter House Debate Competition held at DRSIS on 29th August 2018, saw participants align themselves with with both intellectual and social goals with quick thinking, sound argument and confident speaking on intriguing topics.

‘Violent video games should be banned’ was the motion for debate for grades VI-VIII while ‘Humans are fundamentally different from animals’ was the topic under the scanner for grades IX & XI.

In the given 3 minutes for each participant, the Atrium witnessed confident leaders take centre-stage, with the capability of conceiving, articulating and evaluating their stances against their fellow participants besides substantiating them with pertinent arguments, instances and statistics. Our well-informed audience also participated by listening, reasoning and responding while contemplating all the sides of the argument in unison.

The motion against the argument ‘Violent video games should be banned’ superseded the argument for the motion with formidable counterclaims being made such as the prevalence of the Entertainment Software Rating Board to screen through the games, the correlation between violent behaviour and how the child is raised by the parent and instances of games helping in building strategic thinking and reasoning skills when used under parental guidance.

Consequent to the heat of the debate around the topic ‘Humans are fundamentally different from animals’ from both the participants and the audience, the motion ruled for the topic in conjunction with pragmatic considerations like humans are rational animals, they are concurrent and not congruent; they are similar but not identical. The contributors and the observers both broadened their perspectives and explored the twin sides of the motion together.

A Call to Action!

Date:

Aug 25 2018

Description:

DRS International School hosted its 6th Model

United Nations Conference, the DRSMUN2K18 from the 23rd to 25th of August, 2018, at the school’s campus. A highly anticipated event in the student community of Hyderabad, the conference saw nearly 400 participants from across 35 schools in attendance. The school has associated with the United Nations Information Center for India & Bhutan (UNIC) to make the conference as realistic a simulation as possible of actual proceedings.

The three-day student-event began with an opening ceremony, inaugurated by Mr P. Anand Kumar, IRS, the Additional Commissioner, Hyderabad, GST Commissionerate. The eight committees and panels at the conference had agenda that ranged from those with regional significance such human rights violations along the Line of Control, to those with global significance such as measures to manage the rapid deterioration of the Arctic Region, and the rise of cryptocurrency. The committees saw intense and stimulating discussions over the three days that gave students hands-on experience of discussing, caucusing, drafting, deliberating and voting on resolutions.

Dr. Gaurav Muradia, the Principal, described the conference as, “A call to action that encourages young people to take ownership of the world they live in and take a stand on the issues that matter the most.”

The school’s Directors,Mr A K Agarwal, Mr Sanjay Agarwal and the other dignitaries present, gave away the awards to the participants at the grand closing ceremony held on the evening of the 25th . Besides awarding the best delegate, the best photo-journalist and the best reporter, the school also recognized delegates for their representation with High Commendation, Special Mention & Verbal Mention in the conference. Committee Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons were also applauded for their expertise and for steering the committees ably.

“MUNs such as the DRSMUN2018 are amazing platforms to recognize the power of student leaders as change-makers,” said Ms Janet Fainaian, President, DRSMUN, taking cognizance of the diligence of the Executive Board and the delegates.

A League of Our Own!

Date:

Aug 15 2018

Description:

The British Council International Schools Award, an enterprise of the British Council aims to bring under its umbrella, schools across the globe working in partnership, together, preparing students of today to face the world tomorrow with all its challenges, by honing their 21st century skills. It makes learning a fun-filled experience, by bringing in a whole-school participation, and also inter-disciplinary. It encourages creativity based experiential learning, through varied projects, worked on through a whole academic year, by linking with schools across the globe on an exchange basis. It involves planning, time management, collaborating and documenting. The key term here is “Internationalism”, through hands-on experience between peers. DRS International School is the recipient of this award, received at the end of a year of working on varied projects, through the academic year 2017-18. The award enables the school to use the kite mark of the British Council for three years, 2018-2021. The prime criteria, is bringing in Internationalism, through hands-on experience of sharing of learning with as many school across the globe, on global topics of interest and importance.

Celebrating Excellence!

Date:

Aug 15 2018

Description:

DRS International School celebrated the nation’s 72nd Independence Day by acknowledging the achievements of both the nation and our students. Members of the school management and the parent community graced the occasion and made the day special for our students.

The flag hoisting ceremony, patriotic songs such ‘Ae Watan’, and special dance performances made for a powerful celebration of the struggle for freedom and its significance for school that upholds internationalism. Keeping up with this spirit of celebrating progress, the school honoured students who made stellar achievements in the academic year 2017-18 in various aspects of their life at school. These included student achievers with impressive academic records, attendance, musical and performative abilities, a flair for english, math etc. Students with outstanding club portfolio work were also felicitated.

The address by our Chairman, Shri Dayanand Agarwal, inspired students to take up ownership and responsibility for their little ‘nations’, their families and their school community, to thus contribute to nation building.

Coffee Morning- Learning in Action!

Date:

Aug 11 2018

Description:

The IB PYP Wing at DRS International School hosted a Coffee Morning on the 11th of August, 2018 to involve the parent community in their child’s inquiry process and its assessment. Parents visited their children’s classrooms and enjoyed the opportunity to see learning in action!

Across grade levels, students took centre-stage to share their reflections on their most recent Unit of Inquiry. They shared their insights from throughout the inquiry process and showcased their personal and collective findings with enthusiasm. The units of inquiry were from a broad selection of the transdisciplinary themes, and included units such as ‘Community Helpers’, ‘Tribes’, ‘Types of Houses’, ‘Human Rights’, ‘The Human Body’ and many more. Students represented their learning through a variety of modes including poems, role-plays, poster displays, performances and even a unique puppet show!

The event certainly helped bolster the parent community’s understanding of the IB Philosophy and its alignment with the school vision and mission. Parents were keenly involved in making connections between the curriculum design and their child’s learning, which they assessed using holistic rubrics that covered a range of criteria. Our students took feedback from their parents with open-mindedness, and loved the interactive assessing process.

Knowledge is Power!

Date:

Aug 09 2018

Description:

The Nagasaki Day and Quit India Movement Day are observed on the same day- the  9th of August every year at DRS International School. The morning assembly on this historic day saw students reflect on the significance of both these days. Our students gave a presentation on the sequence of the events that unfolded on both these days, and the roles individuals played in them. The informative assembly presentation was followed by an interactive quiz to add a fun dimension to the assembly.

The ‘Fat Man’ was the code-name of the atomic bomb that destroyed more than 60,000 people in Nagasaki, Japan. The speakers informed the assembly that the inventor of the atomic bomb, Albert Einstein, was remorseful of his invention which was used for such a destructive purpose. This also helped students to understand the importance of this day and the ethical implications of having and producing knowledge that could fall into the wrong hands!

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The Dream Team!

Date:

Aug 08 2018

Description:

Our senior boys and girls made us proud with their participation and achievements in the Inter-School Basketball and Throwball tournaments recently organized by Pallavi Model School, on the 7th and 8th of August, 2018. Our senior boys came first in the basketball tournament, while our senior girls came third in the throwball tournament, besides also participating in the basketball tournament. The tournament’s theme  of ‘Team-work makes the Dream-work’ really did inspire our students. As one among 10 participating schools that took part in the tournament, DRS International School definitely made a mark for itself.

Upcycling Ideas!

Date:

Aug 08 2018

Description:

The first club meet of August inspired our students with interesting challenges and projects that got their creative juices flowing. The MUN Club had quite a happening meet with each member contributing to the preparations of DRSMUN2018, as well as exploring the basics of writing position papers. The Cuisine Club put together delicious and appetizing caramel popcorn, while the Visual Arts Club worked on creative and colourful masks.

Meanwhile, other clubs too made the most of the meet. The members of the Design & Technology Club worked on creating and editing videos for Independence Day, even as members of the Humane Club created table-mats with collages of news and updates from the tech-world, for a noble cause. The Eco-sustainability Club made eco-friendly bags by reusing and ‘upcycling’ old t-shirts.

When Missions Meet!

Date

August 01 2018

Description

The first House-Meet of the month was a true meeting of the minds, with students and facilitators of different houses coming together to plan to make the most of the events and opportunities lined up for them in the month of August.

With the Inter-House Book-mark Making and Inter-House Gymnastics Competition lined up for the Grades I & II, the Inter-House Mads Ads Competition scheduled for Grades III to V,  as well as the Inter-House Karate and Debate Competitions planned for the secondary and senior secondary students across the weeks, planning and preparation for these competitions was definitely high on the agenda. House-spirit was definitely in the air, with many houses felicitating their new captains and deputies.

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Shades of Yellow!

Date

July 26 2018

Description

Every color has it importance, and our facilitators of the International kindergarten encourage children to appreciate each color in new ways. On the  26th of July, our budding inquirers of the International Kindergarten celebrated Yellow Day with a colourful, day-long celebration.

Yellow is a colour that symbolizes joy and intellectual energy. Our little ones embodied this spirit of energy and exuberance when they took to the stage for their performances. The children of IK I danced joyfully to the music of the ‘Roly Poly’ rhyme, while the kids of IK II wowed everyone with their fun rendition of the  ‘Gummy Bears Dance’. Last but not the least, our tiny tots of IK III danced for ‘Clap your Hands’ and ‘Baby Shark’.

Our students also developed their fine motor skills with preparing their take-aways. IK I students created the ‘Welcome Smiley Emoji’ , while our tots of IK II crafted a yellow, ‘Giraffe’. Not to be outdone, our creative little ones of IK III also showed us their creative side by making yellow chicks and ducks.

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Singing for Unity!

Date

July 20 2018

Description

The Primary Wing at DRS International School recently conducted an Inter-House Group Singing Competition on the 20th of July, 2018 that saw students from Grades I to V team up to express their respect for the nation’s journey of independence through singing, in anticipation of the Independence Day Celebrations. Students put up impressive vocal performances that showcased their passion for music and their flair for pitch, rhythm and expression. While students of Tesla House sang ‘Khuli Khuli in Aankho mein se’, Newton House chose to sing ‘Hum Bache Hindustan Ke’. Galileo House had the audience sway to ’Hum Sab Bharatiya Hey ’ even as Da Vinci House sang a song about the nation’s development. The competition succeeded in encouraging our students to work together and harness music’s ability to unite people.

Chess Maestros!!

Date

July 19 2018

Description

This year’s Inter –House Chess Competition was organized through a series of matches on the 16th of July 2018 for the primary wing and the 19th of July 2018 for senior students .The students of Galileo, Newton, DaVinci, and Tesla Houses showed their focus, ability to strategize and think ahead through their moves in outstanding ways. Students were divided into four categories- Grades I-II, Grades III-V, Grade VI-VIII and Grades IX-XII to compete according to their skill and levels of training. The huge turnout of participants ensured that the competition was a week-long one with a nail-biting finish on the last day. The students’ ability to calculate, choose appropriate tactics, and making strategic openings and visualize endgames was highly impressive. There’s no doubt that our brand ambassador, Mr  Vishwanath Anand continues to inspire our students.

Art-attack!

Date

July 18 2018

Description

Colour and shape took a million forms at the Inter-House On the Spot Art Competition held on the 18th of July, 2018. Our students were inspired to express themselves creatively with the themes given to them on the spot. While the junior category was challenged to take their inspiration from the weather, with the theme, ‘A Day in the Rain’, our senior students let their imaginations run wild with the theme ‘World 2050’. The thirty minutes that followed, saw our students experiment with dry mediums and create impressive sketches and illustrations that wowed the judges.

Exploring new Territory!

Date

July 11 2018

Description

Club Meets at DRS International School really push the envelope when it comes to innovation. Our students are always eager to discover what activities and projects their club mentors have in store for them. The second club meet of July saw students innovate with new ideas and new techniques, across the clubs.

Our musicians of the Music Club worked together to create their own composition, while the Cuisine Club carefully put together one of the most delectable desserts- a fruit pudding! Students of the Design and Technology Club, on the other hand, created their own melodies with the software, ‘Audacity’.

The DRSIS Community and Humane Club put finishing touches to their ongoing project of creating rakhi and friendship bands for a noble cause. The Performing Arts Club also made the most of the meet with a refreshing dance collaboration for freestyle dance moves. The Visual Arts Club completed crafting their jute pencil stands, putting passion into both the processs and the product. The MUN Club, likewise, got together to get to know their country a little better, digging up interesting facts and information from the MUN perspective.

World Population Day!

Date

July 11 2018

Description

Special Assembly presentation with musical performance and speech on world population day enlightened the students during morning assembly at DRS International School. On July 11th every year is observed as World Population Day. The main aim of the global event is to raise awareness population. According to the United Nations World Population Day webpage, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, globally affirmed to be a human right which continues to be an important event around the world. This day creates a sense of urgency on the need to address the exploding world population, while also spreading awareness about the importance of reproductive health.

The Art of Elocution!

Date

July 08 2018

Description

Elocution is art that is difficult to master! Our residential students spoke eloquently at the Intra-Group Elocution Competition held for them on 8th July, 2018. They were given an opportunity to exercise their speaking skills through the intra-group elocution competition. The topics given for each group ranged from creative ones to ones that required them to take sides. The topics for Grades IV -V included topics such as ‘If I were a character in a book, I would be …’,’Things I love about my school’, ‘My favorite thing about summer’, ‘How do rainbows work’, and ‘What could you do without television or video’. Topics for Grade VI-VIII ranged from reflective ones such as  ‘What being compassionate means to me’, ‘If I had three wishes, they would be…’ to out of the box ones such as ’Why do we have dreams when we sleep’, ‘How do animals talk to each other’. The thought-provoking topics for IX-XII were ‘One thing/advice that has changed my life…’’My inspiration is…’,’Make in India vs. Make for India’, ‘If I could change one thing about the world, it would be…’,’What is more important: Doing what’s right or being popular’, and even ones such as ‘Something I have done that I am proud of…”.

Boarders enjoyed speaking on the topics of their choice. They spoke passionately and with convicion. It was educative for the listeners and the participants learnt to overcome stage fear, master their flow of thought, and non-verbal communication etc. Overall, the elocution competition was an engaging learning experience for all the students.

Leaders that inspire!

Date

July 07 2018

Description

The 7th of July saw our newly elected student council take on the mantle of responsibility at the Investiture Ceremony 2018-19. Despite an overcast sky, our students, teachers and parent community gathered in huge numbers to show their support for our new student leaders and to cheer them on as they accepted their new roles at the momentous occassion.

Our directors, Mr A K Agarwal and Mr Sanjay Agarwal, as well Ms Kavitha Jain, the CEO of MDN Edify Private Ltd, graced the event as the guests of honour. The school choir’s poetic rendition of the school song  and Bruno Mars’ ‘You can count on me’ set the tone for the sombre event. The invocation dance too, inspired the gathering with a sense of hopefulness and belief.

The guests of honour gave away badges and sashes to our new student leaders from both the junior and senior sections, as their proud friends and parents applauded them on. After each member of the prefectorial body, the various captains and the Head Boy and Head Girl from both sections were bestowed with their new roles, they were administered an Oath of Responsibility by our Principal. Our students solemnly pledged to do their best and be mindful, responsible leaders who would be role models for their fellow students. The event came to an end with the vote of thanks delivered by our PYP Coordinator, and the school community coming together to congratulate the new student council.

Planning Ahead!

Date

July 04 2018

Description

The first house meet of the month was a quite a busy one with our house-masters and house-mentors keen to get their houses ready for the upcoming competitions.  The house-meet was an opportunity for each house to come together to reflect on their performance in the previous month and identify areas for improvement. The house-meets in both the primary and secondary wing also saw house mentors ensure that participants were aware of the criteria of the competitions. With the Inter-House Chess Competition and the Inter-house On the Spot Art Competition just around the corner, these house-meets will certainly go a long way in motivating and inspiring our students to polish their skills and renew their confidence.

Upholding Economic Equality!

Date

July 04 2018

Description

The school observed the International Day of Cooperatives with a special assembly organized by our senior school students. An informative speech-presentation as well as a skit marked the day, highlighing how sustainable consumption and production through co-operatives can help reduce income inequality. The speech, in particular, explored the vital role co-operatives play in local communities by creating job opportunities and sustaining livelihoods, in addition to exploring how their democratic nature makes them a powerful tool for empowering people.

World day against child labour
EID-UL-FITR CELEBRATIONS
Not just a FAD!
Exploring Ghana!

World day against child labour

Date

June 13 2018

Description

Our students stood united against child labour world-wide as part of their observance of World Day Against Child Labour.

World day against child labour

Date

June 14 2018

Description

Our open-minded inquirers of the IB PYP celebrated Eid with performances and showed the spirit of brotherhood and love.

Not just a FAD!

Date

June 14 2018

Description

Dr.Surekha, a resource parent had an interactive session with our Grade IV students on the importance of fitness, attitude, and diet in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Exploring Ghana!

Date

June 14 2018

Description

Countries have special features that distinguish them from other countries! In pursuit of this big idea, our thinkers of Grade III are inquiring about countries around the world and what makes them distinct. In this connection, they were thrilled to be joined by Mr Daniel, from Ghana who agreed to be their go-to-resource person to learn all about the African sub-continent and especially his country of origin, Ghana.

The session was a great opportunity for students to explore the culture and traditions that make Ghana unique, as well as its different landforms, traditional attire, games, ornaments, food and dance forms. The session concluded with a lively round of African dance that Mr Daniel was gracious enough to lead, making this learning experience a lively and memorable one!

The Little Things Matter!

The Little Things Matter!

Date

June 13 2018

Description

A session by a Resource Parent, Ms Roma, helped our Grade 1 students explore how our behaviour affects us and our relationships.

The Magic Hour!

The Magic Hour!

Date

June 13 2018

Description

Club meets are opportunities for our students to unleash their imagination to learn and create things beyond the ordinary. On the 13th of June, our senior school students met with members of their club to innovate. The masterchefs of the Cuisine Club stepped out of their comfort zone to cook up ‘Helapa’, a Sinhalese dish while our Visual Arts club kept things simple with lovely wall pieces made with popsicle sticks and paper flowers.

Yet another learning outcome from this guest lecture was the students’ introduction to designing Character/Creature Modeling, concept/ drawing/ sketching from the start to the end of this process using this technology. They also got an opportunity to look into many models sculpted at this university that have been utilized in many games and movies. Our students were also invited to be a part of their summer school programme in August 2019, where Ran Manolov, a leading Modeler is being invited as a guest speaker.

Intra Group Spell Bee Competition

Intra Group Spell Bee Competition

Date

June 10 2018

Description

Our residential students had an Intra Group Spell bee Competition in which their literary skills were put to the test.

Guest Lecture-EPAC University Switzerland

Guest Lecture-EPAC University, Switzerland

Date

June 07 2018

Description

Our students of Grade XII attended a guest lecture by the University of EPAC, Switzerland. The gist of the lecture was study prospects in video game development, especially in conjunction with computer science technology. Other topics the students explored through the lecture were programming, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 3D concepts. Our students even learned some techniques in designing video games using zbrush- digital sculpting tools.

Yet another learning outcome from this guest lecture was the students’ introduction to designing Character/Creature Modeling, concept/ drawing/ sketching from the start to the end of this process using this technology. They also got an opportunity to look into many models sculpted at this university that have been utilized in many games and movies. Our students were also invited to be a part of their summer school programme in August 2019, where Ran Manolov, a leading Modeler is being invited as a guest speaker.

A Meeting of Minds

A Meeting of Minds!

Date

June 06 2018

Description

DRS International School saw the first house meet after the summer break. Students of Houses Newton, Galileo, Da Vinci and Tesla enjoyed collaborating in the house meet of the month. House Mentors of the Primary Wing discussed with students their participation in the upcoming Spell Bee and Tug of War competitions, while our houses in the Secondary Wing discussed their house strategies for the Inter-House Quiz and Tug of War competitions. Meanwhile, in the Senior Secondary section, students and mentors discussed the themes for the upcoming Digital Designing Competition. Each House Mentor encouraged students to participate actively and bring home laurels for their house.

Back to School Again

Back to School Again!

Date

June 04 2018

Description

DRS International School this morning saw students back to school from summer break with more energy and enthusiasm .Facilitators conducted morning assembly for the students with musical presentation on all things bright and beautiful for primary school and earth song for secondary and senior secondary school. Primary students along with the students sang and danced on Ram-Sam-Sam song; our tiny tots of International Kindergarten had rhyme time and reconnected with their facilitators in the assembly. Students looked refreshed and re-energized and so active to start their academic year.

A trip for life time-USA West Coast

A trip for life time-USA West Coast

Date

May 22 2018

Description

Our explorars had immersive educational journey to USA West coast from 22nd of May to 1st of June 2018.A week filled with acquiring leadership skills through thrilling hands-on experience with technology besides other learning opportunities. Our students in this trip pay a visit to San Francisco where they learned about engineering and designing with a workshop at tech Museum of Innovation and hands on Lego work shop at Inter Museum. In San Francisco they also witnessed initiatives of Apple at the newly opened Apple Park. Performing Flash mob at Fisherman’s wharf and Golden Gate Bridge scenic place of San Francisco left our students with best memories. Then they headed to Seattle and visited The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where they learned about the different initiatives being undertaken by the foundation. Our students gained a lot of insight and also got inspired to help the underprivileged.

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Day

Date

May 19 2018

Description

The Graduation Ceremony held for our DP 2 students this morning, saw our students’ families, friends and faculty gather to celebrate our students’ achievements and to see them step out of the doors of the school as young, accomplished individuals with miles ahead of them!

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Day

Date

May 19 2018

Description

The Graduation Ceremony held for our DP 2 students this morning, saw our students’ families, friends and faculty gather to celebrate our students’ achievements and to see them step out of the doors of the school as young, accomplished individuals with miles ahead of them!

Prom Night

Prom Night

Date

May 18 2018

Description

Prom 2K18 for our IB DP 2 students saw them make memories for a lifetime! Themed ‘Paris Night’, the event saw our students celebrate the magic evening with fun games, an awards ceremony, a photobooth and an open dinner and dance!

Residential Extempore Competition

Conquering Fear!

Date

April 22 2018

Description

There’s nothing like taking to the stage and addressing a gathering to conquer stage fear! Our residential students had an Extempore competition organized yesterday evening to boost their confidence and ability to communicate effectively. Students from classes VI-VIII and IX-XII were divided into two categories and given the choice of ten topics they could take up to present. The topics were entertaining and included offbeat topics such as ‘An upside down day’ and ‘Why walking is the best means of transportation’ and even thought-provoking ones such as ‘If I could design my classroom’. The competition saw every individual student participate and do their best by making an effort to articulate their ideas on the spot. After the event, the judges and students reflected on the students’ performance and ways they could empower themselves as good communicators.

Show and Tell

So much to ‘Show & Tell’!

Date

April 20 2018

Description

There’s nothing like a prop or an object to spark our little ones’ imagination- our students understand that objects have many stories to tell ! Our students of Grades I and II of the IB PYP were at eager communicators at the Inter-House Show & Tell Competition held recently. The competition was the first Inter-House competition of the academic year for the PYP and was certainly one of the most awaited ones. The Show & Tell Competition is a unique platform for our little ones to develop and showcase their skills as communicators- whether it is speaking or presenting, with clarity & confidence. Our students tapped into their love for their favourite objects, and brought along props such as small cars, dolls, globes etc that they found fascinating. The event inspired them to articulate their ideas and gave them the courage to overcome stage fear to take centre-stage. The competition left the audience spellbound by the talent and ability of the little ones.