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News From The School

News From The School

Theory of Knowledge Day 2019

IBDP Wing: Theory of Knowledge Day 2019

Date:

September 28, 2019

Description:

The students of IBDP I & II at DRSIS, celebrated the Theory of Knowledge Day to provide deeper understanding to the parents and the other participants as to what TOK offers to them as a subject. The students showcased the inter-relations between the different subject electives with experiential insights into the nature of Theory of Knowledge and its objectives.

Career Counselling Program for Pursuing Under Graduate Courses

Secondary Wing: Career Counselling Program for Pursuing Under Graduate Courses

Date:

September 28, 2019

Description:

Stepping into the second phase of senior high school, the students of Grade-XI CBSE and IBDP-I at DRSIS,
had the chance to interact personally with the representatives of University of Guelph, Canada and Plaksha University, India. The students inquired about the courses, workshops and programs offered at both the universities, along with understanding the importance of aligning their profile to reap maximum fruits while pursuing under graduation.

Exploring the Beauty of Biodiversity

IB PYP: Grade V Field Trip to Botanical Garden

Date:

September 23, 2019

Description:

As part of the Unit of Inquiry- ‘Local and global diversities affect ways of living’ the IB PYP students of Grade-V at DRSIS, visited the Botanical Garden in Hyderabad to understand the diversity of life of various flora and fauna in their natural habitats.

Secondary Wing: Student Achievement RFYS Athletics Hyderabad Championship 2019-20

Secondary Wing: Student Achievement RFYS Athletics Hyderabad Championship 2019-20

Date:

September 21, 2019

Description:

Our student Mr. Pranay Reddy Baddam of Grade-VIII at DRSIS, took part in the Telangana Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Athletics 2019-20 held at Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad and won a Gold medal in the 600 mtrs category and also a Silver medal in the 400 mtrs track event in the Sub-Junior Boys category. A hearty congratulations to the champion for his fantastic efforts and future endeavours too!

Bridging the Generation Gap on Grandparents Day

Bridging the Generation Gap on Grandparents Day

Date:

September 21, 2019

Description:

The grand parents were received and welcomed with warm greetings into the atrium for the celebrations. To make this special day memorable for them, mesmerizing performances were showcased in the form of songs, poems and dances grade-wise by the IK and IB PYP students to thank the grandparents for being a part of their lives. Further, to promote International Mindedness in our young learners, a Ramp Walk was held, in which the tiny tots dressed up in traditional attire of different countries of the world, walked the ramp and amused all present at the occasion.

Grade IV Field Trip To Botanical Gardens

Grade IV Field Trip to Botanical Garden

Date:

September 06, 2019

Description:

As part of their ongoing Unit of Inquiry, – ‘Living things adapt to various climatic conditions in order to survive’, the IB PYP students of Grade-IV at DRSIS, visited the Botanical Garden in Hyderabad. During their informative and interactive sessions on the natural habitat and the stock-house of plant species, they explored wide varieties of rich and rare flora and fauna there and also enjoyed the bliss of naturally beautiful setting of refreshing greenery of the place.

A Tribute to the Teachers

Teachers Day Celebrations 2019

Date:

September 05, 2019

Description:

For the priceless contribution and commendable services teachers provide to the students and the society at large, the students of DRSIS took the opportunity to pay tribute and express their gratitude in an extra-ordinary manner on this Teachers Day.

IK & IB PYP Coffee Morning

IK & IB PYP Coffee Morning

Date:

August 17, 2019

Description:

Coffee Mornings are intended to involve parents in the assessment process as per the IB Philosophy. A
Coffee Morning session was exclusively arranged for the parents of IB PYP students at DRSIS. The casual
conversations over coffee was a platform for the parents to show their support in their child's learning
at school and share their experiences with them.

IK & IB PYP Coffee Morning

IK & IB PYP Coffee Morning

Date:

August 17, 2019

Description:

Coffee Mornings are intended to involve parents in the assessment process as per the IB Philosophy. A
Coffee Morning session was exclusively arranged for the parents of IB PYP students at DRSIS. The casual
conversations over coffee was a platform for the parents to show their support in their child's learning
at school and share their experiences with them.

Residential Students Celebrating Raksha Bandhan 2019

Residential Students Celebrating Raksha Bandhan

Date:

August 15, 2019

Description:

The significance of sharing an eternal bond of love between brothers and sisters was exhibited in an endearing way on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, as the Residential students and staff at DRSIS celebrated this auspicious day with great ardour in the school atrium.

Independence & Proclamation Day Celebrations 2019

Independence & Proclamation Day Celebrations 2019

Date:

August 15, 2019

Description:

DRSIS celebrated India’s 73rd Independence Day by paying tribute to our nation along with the Proclamation Day to award the students for their achievements in the past year. A cultural get-together was held in the campus ground through a spectrum of impressive and inspiring songs and speeches, dances and decorations in order to mark this memorable day of our motherland.

DRSMUN2K19 Closing Ceremony
Eco Sustainability Club Students Visit to Telangana Forest Academy

DRSMUN2K19 Closing Ceremony

Date:

August 09, 2019

Description:

The successful three-day Conference of DRSMUN2K19 concluded with a special Closing Ceremony that took place at the end of the third day at DRSIS. The ceremony began with a ‘Reflection’ wherein a three-day conference report was presented by the committee members of DISEC, HRC, Security Council, ECOSOC, WHO, INTERPOL, HPPC and UNEA. After receiving all the reports and making all the decisions, a final ‘Resolution’ was also presented and 7 out of 8 Resolutions were successfully passed. Every participant was presented with certificates of participation. Certificates signed by the DRSMUN authorities and UNIC were given to Best Delegate, High Commendation, Honorable Mention, Best Reporter, Best Photo-journalist, and to the Highest Delegation. Special recognition was
given to Pallavi Model School, Alwal for highest deligation..

Secondary Wing: Eco Sustainability Club Students Visit to Telangana Forest Academy

Date:

August 10, 2019

Description:

To appreciate nature and assume responsibility in protecting and nurturing it, the students of Eco Sustainability Club from Grades VI to IX at DRSIS, visited the Herbal Park at the Telangana Forest Academy, in Dhulapally as part of their club activity. It provided an opportunity to the students to work across disciplines while practicing their skills of observation, recording and collecting data during the forest field trip. This fostered curiosity about the most majestic of the natural world’s processes and developed an appreciation for the complexity of the forest ecosystem.

3rd Chairman’s Trophy an Inter-School Basketball Tournament 2019-20

Secondary wing: 3rd Chairman’s Trophy, an Inter-School Basketball Tournament 2019-20

Date:

August 10, 2019

Description:

The 3rd Chairman’s Trophy, an Inter-School Basketball Tournament 2019-20, held on the 9th and 10th August, 2019 at St Peter’s International Residential School, Kompally, saw our Secondary students of both boys and girls from the school Basketball team take part in the tournament. In a series of close matches, our students won the title of the Runners-Up. Their efforts were appreciated by one and all. The title of ‘Most Valuable Player’ was also awarded to a student from DRSIS.

IB PYP Grade-II Field Trip to Qutub Shahi Tombs

IB PYP Wing: Grade-II Field Trip to Qutub Shahi Tombs

Date:

August 07, 2019

Description:

As part of the central idea of their UOI ‘Houses differ according to the place one lives in’, the IB PYP students of Grade-II at DRSIS, were taken on a field trip to ‘Qutub Shahi Tombs’ to develop their thinking skills and make connection to their present knowledge about houses.

IBDP Students Plant Saplings to Save Environment

IBDP CAS Programme for Assam Flood Relief

Date:

August 07, 2019

Description:

As part of their CAS Programme, the IBDP students at DRSIS conducted a drive from 3rd to 7th August 2019, in the school campus to collect donations from the school students and teachers owing to the very recent and deadly floods in Assam in order to provide aid to the affected people.

IBDP Students Plant Saplings to Save Environment

IBDP Students Plant Saplings to Save Environment

Date:

August 07, 2019

Description:

The IBDP students at DRSIS, participated in the ‘5th Haritha Haram Program’ organized by the GHMC  on 7th August, 2019 as part of the massive maneuver to plant 100 crore saplings. The students planted saplings around the Dundigal Outer Ring Road. The activity gave them a prodigious opportunity to work towards the protection of the environment in ways that are efficient, exciting and enthralling at the same time.

CAS Campaign for Water Conservation

CAS Campaign for Water Conservation

Date:

August 05, 2019

Description:

On the topic – ‘Water’, part of the IBDP’s ‘Environmental Systems and Societies’ Curriculum, the IBDP students at DRSIS planned a ‘Water Conservation Awareness’ campaign in integration with their CAS programme. The students also created awareness in the local community to help people connect to the cause and contribute towards water conservation.

Reqelford International School's Annual Fiesta of Inter-School Competitions

Reqelford International School’s Annual Fiesta of Inter-School Competitions

Date:

August 02, 2019

Description:

Ms. Hazkia, student of IBDP-1 at DRSIS, participated in ‘Reqelford International School’s Annual Fiesta of Inter-School competitions and won the Second Prize in the Art Competition. The idea of sketching a key Indian leader was not only exciting but was also an enriching experience for her and she was thrilled to receive the award for the same.

University Fair in Collaboration with Univariety

University Fair in Collaboration with Univariety

Date:

July 26, 2019

Description:

With the increasing need to progress and sustain holistically, a University Fair was organized for the students of Grade – X (CBSE & IGCSE) and Grades – XI & XII (CBSE & IBDP) at DRSIS, in collaboration with Univariety.

IK-III Field Trip to Decathlon

Grade IK-III Field Trip to Decathlon

Date:

July 25, 2019

Description:

Going further into their inquiry on ‘Sports’, the students of IK-III at DRSIS, went on a field trip to Decathlon. The Team Lead of Decathlon briefed them about various games and gave them a chance to play games like Mini Football and Mini Golf. The tiny tots had a great learning experience and loads of fun.

Hyderabad PYP Network Chess Meet 2019

IB PYP Wing: Hyderabad PYP Network Chess Meet 2019

Date:

July 25, 2019

Description:

DRSIS took pleasure in hosting the first ever Hyderabad PYP Network Chess Meet on 24th and 25th July 2019 in the school premises. The two day event saw students from all over Hyderabad participate in the meet. Both boys and girls equally took part in the Chess Meet to show their invincible spirit and proved to be principled players.

IK GreenDay Celebrations

IK GreenDay Celebration

Date:

July 25, 2019

Description:

The International Kindergarten at DRSIS, cheerfully celebrated the color ‘Green’ with great zeal. To make this day special, the tiny tots of IK-1, IK-2 and IK-3 engaged themselves in making cute and creative crafts as take-aways for home, enjoyed sharing their eatables in green color with each other and also had an enriching experience about this color and its concepts through a series of action-oriented events and activities.

IBDP Interaction on Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Plants in India

IBDP Interaction on Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Plants in India

Date:

July 23, 2019

Description:

The IBDP community at DRSIS, witnessed an interactive lecture on ‘Nuclear Physics and Nuclear plants in India’ delivered by Dr. A Ramakrishna, a retired Nuclear Scientist from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. This lecture focused on the application of Nuclear Physics and also gave the audience an insight into the Nuclear Power Plants in India

Residential Wing Intra-Group Basketball Competition

Residential Wing: Intra-Group Basketball Competition

Date:

July 21, 2019

Description:

To provide an opportunity for the students to participate and display their skills of Basketball, an Intra-Group Basketball Competition was held during the weekend in the Residential Wing at DRSIS. The competition electrified the atmosphere with enthusiasm and attracted a great deal of interest from our residential students.

Guest Lecture by Dr Senbagaraman Sudarshanam

Guest Lecture by Dr. Senbagaraman Sudarsanam

Date:

July 20, 2019

Description:

The IBDP Community attended a guest lecture titled ‘Emergent Phenomena in Nature and Human Behavior’ delivered by Dr. Senbagaraman Sudarsanam, Assistant Professor at Mahindra Ecole Centrale. The interesting and interactive discussions not only helped them comprehend the practical applications but also complemented their understanding of Mathematics as an Area of Knowledge.

A Tribute to the Nation

A Tribute to the Nation

Date:

July 17, 2019

Description:

A spectacular dance show was put up in the Inter-House Contemporary Group Dance Competition by the Secondary students of Grades IX to XII at DRSIS. Based on the theme ‘patriotism’, our students gave power-packed and energetic dance performances on the stage.

Inter House Singing Competition

Secondary Wing: Inter-House Group Singing Competition (Grades VI-VIII)

Date:

July 17, 2019

Description:

The atmosphere in the atrium at DRSIS, was filled with energy and enthusiasm as the Secondary students of Grades VI-VIII showcased their singing talent on stage and entertained one and all with their enthralling performances in the Inter-House Group Singing Competition

Counseling for Medical Courses

Date:

July 16, 2019

Description:

Our Senior Secondary students of Grade-XII and IBDP-2 at DRSIS, attended an interactive session conducted by Mr. Dhanraj and received comprehensive information about Medical courses offered at St. Vincent School of Medicine in the Caribbean.

Investiture Ceremony 2019

Date:

July 12, 2019

Description:

The Investiture Ceremony which was held with great dignity at DRSIS, saw the newly elected student council members accept the roles and responsibilities entrusted to them by the school as they pledged to perform their assigned duties with diligence and dedication.

Talen-time Debate Competition

Date:

July 11, 2019

Description:

As part of ‘Talen-time’ – a celebration of the English language skills, our students at DRSIS stood tall beating 10 teams with their argumentative and oratorial skills to claim the second prize in the Inter-School Debate Competition held by Suchitra Academy.

Safety at School

Date:

July 11, 2019

Description:

DRS International School is a nurturing haven of safety. The regular conduct of emergency evacuation training drill is to train school personnel, students, faculty, management and the student council to revisit their roles and responsibilities in an emergency. Prior to the drill, in the morning assembly, the students of IBDP made a presentation about quick and effective evacuation during an emergency.

Field Trip to the Farm

Secondary Wing: Grade VII Field Trip to Lakshmakkpalli

Date:

July 10, 2019

Description:

The Secondary students of Grade-7 at DRSIS, had a memorable experience during their field trip to Lakshmakkapally in Medak. They were exposed to many interesting characteristics of seeds and were explained the concept of ‘Reproduction of Plants’. They also enjoyed collecting different seeds and pods and composing melodious music using fruits and vegetables.

Grade VI Field Trip to Deer Park

Date:

July 09, 2019

Description:

A thrilling day was spent by the 6th graders of DRSIS on 9th July 2019, at the Deer Park in Shamirpet. The day was initiated by the team leader of ‘Dirty Feet’ Ms. Nivedita Mummadi on the theme ‘Nature Wise’. A wide range of activities were conducted for the students with the help of the staff there.

Entrepreneurship Essentials

Entrepreneurship Essentials

Date:

July 06, 2019

Description:

On 5th & 6th July 2019, our Facilitators from the Commerce Department at DRSIS, got the opportunity to attend an engaging workshop offered by Sanskriti School on Entrepreneurship which was led by Guest Speakers Mr. S.B. Sareen and Mr. Pankaj Bharti.

Founders’ Day Celebrations 2019

Date:

July 02, 2019

Description:

An atmosphere of celebration filled DRSIS when members of the school community gathered to commemorate the Foundation of the school by celebrating our Founders’ Day on 2nd July 2019. We took this opportunity to acknowledge the school’s outstanding achievements in the past years and gain an insight into its bright future on this traditionally important day of the school calendar. Also, we took this opportunity to thank the founders of the school by paying a tribute to them for their valuable contributions made over the years, since its inception.

Residential Wing: Freshers’ Welcome & Talent Night

Date:

June 30, 2019

Description:

Our residential students and staff community at DRSIS gathered together for a fun-filled cultural celebration on the grand occasion of Freshers’ Welcome and Talent Night. The program brought joy to both the participants and the audience with loads of enjoyment as our energetic and enthusiastic students showcased a series of dance, drama and musical shows.

Beginning of the IBDP 2019-2021 Batch Parent Orientation Programme

Date:

June 29, 2019

Description:

To make the IBDP programme a fruitful experience for the IBDP students of batch 2019-2020 at DRSIS, the IBDP staff facilitated a brief Orientation Programme for the parents as the students begin their two year journey from this day.

IK & IB PYP Parent Involvement Activity

Date:

June 29, 2019

Description:

The IK & IB PYP Parent Involvement Activity held recently at DRSIS, is one of the best practices that
promotes parental involvement in their child’s education. On this occasion, the IK & IB PYP Parent
the community got together to collaborate with their wards on a variety of activities as well as to contribute to their overall success both in and out of school. With much anticipation, the students looked forward to this time for their families to come to school.

International Kindergarten: IK Celebrates Blue Day

Date:

June 27, 2019

Description:

As part of the festivities, the International Kindergarten students and staff came dressed in different hues of blues which was indeed a visual treat. The assembly atrium was beautifully decorated with blue color backdrop representing the theme for the day ‘Let Us Dive in Blue’. A series of dances were also performed by them on various songs representing the color ‘Blue’.

Grade-3 Field Trip to Salarjung Museum

Date:

June 27, 2019

Description:

As a part of their learning experience, the students of IB PYP Grade-3 at DRSIS embarked on an educational field trip to Salarjung Museum to connect to the culture of various countries of the world. During their visit, the students were amazed to see all the acquired collections from different countries of the world displayed in the museum galleries.

Students Stand Against Drug Abuse

Date:

June 26, 2019

Description:

On the day of ‘International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking,’ the students at DRSIS gathered for a Special Assembly to actively promote a global society, free of drug abuse and address various drug and substance abuse related issues as well as unlawful trade of drugs throughout the world.

International Yoga Day

Date:

June 21, 2019

Description:

International Yoga Day is a reminder that we must keep our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health before anything else. It is necessary to take some time out to nourish and nurture our mind and body with yoga. It helps us to balance our life, mind, body and soul.

Secondary Wing: Inter-House Quiz Competition VI-VIII

Date:

June 19, 2019

Description:

An Inter-House Quiz Competition was organized for the Secondary students of Grade VI to VIII at DRSIS, with the objective to encourage the students to look beyond their textual knowledge, enable them to identify and improve their IQ and enhance their knowledge in a fun way. For the competition, the contestants got a chance to cover vast subject areas of study. All the four houses put-up a tough fight to prove their mettle.

Tug Of War

Date:

June 17, 2019

Description:

The IB PYP students of all the four houses at DRSIS, proved their mettle by taking an active part in the Inter-House Tug of War competition held recently at DRSIS. This competition saw both boys and girls take an active part and their teamwork and strength were visible as they pulled the rope with all their might to emerge victoriously.

Univariety Parent Session

Univariety Parent Session

Date:

June 15, 2019

Description:

The Parents of Grade-X CBSE and IGCSE students at DRSIS, attended a session provided by Univariety to understand the functioning and guidance in a fruitful and insightful discussion and collaboration between the Career Guidance Department at DRSIS and Univariety.

Grade IV Field Trip to Health Museum

Date:

June 13, 2019

Description:

As part of their ongoing UOI ‘Taking care of ourselves leads to a healthy life’, the IB PYP Grade IV students at DRSIS, were taken on a field trip to Health Museum, Public Gardens, Nampally to inquire and understand the different microbes that cause diseases. The students also interacted with the curator and gained knowledge about the different ways to boost the human immune system.

Students for Sustainable Development

Students for Sustainable Development

Date:

June 12, 2019

Description:

The Global Social Leadership Competition was conducted by Future Foundation London. A team of
seven students of DRSIS from Grade XI, led by their teacher Ms. Janet, worked on the 12th SDG
“Sustainable Consumption and Production”. The team got a commendation among 300 international
participants and also won an award for being pioneers in implementing the United Nation’s Global
Goals.

Kavya's International Bulgaria Training

Kavya’s International Bulgaria Training

Date:

June 08, 2019

Description:

With great pleasure, our student Ms. Kavya Shah of IGCSE Grade-X had the privilege to complete her training under excellent Bulgarian Figure Ice Skating professional coaches in Bulgaria and also was proud to meet and greet Ms. Pooja Kapoor, Indian Ambassador of Bulgaria in an enjoyable interaction with her.

IBDP 2017-19 Batch Graduation Ceremony

IBDP 2017-19 Batch Graduation ceremony

Date:

May 25, 2019

Description:

On 25th May 2019, the school head, DP Coordinator, DP staff, parents and students of DP2, the batch of 2017-19 assembled with mixed emotions on the occasion of Graduation Day. It was a moment of palpable excitement, elation and expectation as the remarkable journey that began 2 years ago came full circle.
Principal Mr. Rudolf Norohna led a procession of teachers and graduating students. Poignant, precious and enriching moments were captured forever in a capsule of time. In his address, the principal said that it was important for students to know that learning is a life long process and doesn’t stop at this graduation. We graduate through various phases of our lives.

Inter-House Splash Art Competition 2019

Date:

April 25, 2019

Description:

The Primary students of Grade I-V at DRSIS, equipped with crayons and color pencils competed enthusiastically in the IB PYP Inter-House Splash Art Competition held recently, with the aim to provide inquirers a platform to promote their talent and develop the artistic skills of the students.

Special Assembly: Earth Day Celebrations 2019

Date:

April 22, 2019

Description:

In a Special Assembly on ‘World Earth Day 2019’, our Secondary and Senior Secondary students at DRSIS highlighted the importance of protecting our planet and emphasizing environmental awareness through action-oriented activities.

Residential Wing: Intra Group Table Tennis Competition 

Date:

April 19, 2019

Description:

For the recreational purpose of the residential students at DRSIS, the much awaited Intra-Group Table Tennis Competition was conducted in various groups and categories between the Juniors, Sub Juniors, and Seniors recently.

Red Reunion

Date:

April 18, 2019

Description:

The Red Day Celebrations by the International kindergarten at DRSIS, saw the IK tiny tots and teachers dress up in vibrant shades of ‘Red’ to mark a special significance of this bold and beautiful color.

DRSIS Secondary Wing: Inter-House Elocution Competition 2019

Date:

April 17, 2019

Description:

The Secondary Wing Inter-House Elocution Competition held at DRSIS was a competition worth witnessing with student speakers from Grades VI-VIII and Grades IX-XII belonging to different Houses presenting speeches on trending topics with great effort and enthusiasm. The students had the choice of speaking on either of the two topics, ‘Disbursing political patronage in education’ or ‘Higher education versus skill acquisition’ for Grades VI-VIII and ‘Why should we try new things’ or ‘Is social validation required for self-esteem?’ for Grades IX to XII.

Blessed for the Best

DRSIS: IBDP-2 Blessing Ceremony 2019

Date:

April 13, 2019

Description:

The IBDP-1 students and teachers at DRSIS, got together in the school to wish good luck to the outgoing batch of 2019 for their upcoming Diploma Examinations.

Forging Career Pathways

Forging Career Pathways

Date:

April 10, 2019

Description:

Our Grade-12 CBSE and IBDP-1 students made the most of the opportunity pertaining to the planning of their higher education in a session on “A Winning College Admission Plan” by Ms. Stuti Verma from Univariety.

DRSIS: Hyd IB PYP Network Meet 2019

Date:

April 05, 2019

Description:

The Hyderabad PYP Network Coordinators Meet 2019 was hosted by the IB PYP Wing at DRSIS. Over 14 IB school’s PYP Coordinators from Hyderabad and various parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh attended this meeting.

IBDP-1 Morning Assembly on ‘Mindfulness’

Date:

April 01, 2019

Description:

The IBDP-1 conducted the Morning Assembly on 1st April 2019,  Theme of the Month -‘Mindfulness’. The assembly began with the prayer for courage and school song initiated by the whole class. This was followed by a thought for the day based on the theme designated. The news interestingly featured news reports that were steeped in mindfulness and made an interesting addition to the theme.

IB PYP Faculty Development Program 2019

Date:

Mar 30, 2019

Description:

Our IB PYP at DRSIS organized a Faculty Development Program on ‘Collaborative Learning Process for Learning and Teaching’ for the IB PYP Facilitators at DRSIS

Back to School

DRSIS School Re-opening Day 2019-2020

Date:

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

The re-opening day after a short break breathed a fresh breath of spring to DRSIS.

The Morning Assembly was conducted by the teachers, with a special song by the Music Department which inspired all.

Parent Orientation

DRSIS: IB PYP Parent Orientation Program

Date:

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

The IB PYP Wing at DRSIS organized an orientation program for the parents of the newly joined students. The parents got an opportunity to experience and understand the world their ward would explore at DRSIS and also be convinced that their children were in good hands.

IB PYP IK I-III & Grade I-IV Student-Led Conference

Date:

Mar 09, 2019

Description:

A Student-Led Conference was held by our IB PYP students of IK I-III and Grades I-IV in their respective classrooms, giving the parent community an opportunity to gauge the outcomes of our students’ inquiries and explorations at school, as well as for the students demonstrate ownership of the assessment of their learning.

IB PYP Grade V Exhibition 2018

Date:

Mar 09, 2019

Description:

The IB PYP Exhibition for the graduating class of Grade V of the Academic Year 2018-2019 was held on 9th March 2019 at DRSIS. The exhibition saw our students share their exploration of the transdisciplinary theme – ‘Sharing the Planet’, through the Central Idea that had collaboratively framed– ‘Humans make choices to support the sustainability of Earth’s Resources’ and its Lines of Inquiry – ‘Exploring the Earth’s Resources’, ‘Balance Between Human Choices and Earth’s Resources’, and ‘Our Responsibility in Supporting the Sustainability of Earth’s Resources’.

IK-1 Pool Party

Date:

Mar 05, 2019

Description:

A ‘Summer Pool Party’ was organized for our kindergarteners of IK-1 at DRSIS which added joy to their learning about their ongoing Unit of Inquiry on the central idea ‘Changes in the climate can affect our lifestyle’.

IB PYP Wing- Annual Class Get-together 2018-2019

Date:

Mar 02, 2019

Description:

The students were all excited for the outdoor brunch with their teachers at school. Everyone brought one home-made dish without junk and bonded with others over shared meals which were all big hits on both the palate and the plate.

FDP- Early Childhood Development Disabilities: Identification, Prevention & Management Strategies-Seminar Cum Workshop

Date:

Feb 24, 2019

Description:

The Osmania University, Hyderabad, in association with Sri Holistic  Health Foundation, India conducted a one-day national seminar cum workshop on ‘Early Childhood Development Disabilities: Identification, Prevention & Management Strategies’ on 24th February 2019 which was attended by Ms. Geeta & Ms. Silky, facilitators from our SEN team.

IB PYP: Inter-House Fancy Dress Competition Grades I-V

Date:

Feb 23, 2019

Description:

While clothes make a statement, costumes tell a story! The IB PYP Wing at DRSIS recently conducted an Inter-House Fancy Dress Competition for Grades I to V on the theme- ‘Underwater Bodies’. The event saw our students come dressed as the underwater creatures of their choice such as turtles, octopus; underwater objects like sub-marines, scuba-divers, besides fictional characters like the King of the Sea, mermaids, Aqua Man, etc.

 SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY 2019

Date:

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

DRS International School is home to students and faculty with diverse language portraits and who understand that multilingualism is the cornerstone of being internationally minded. The school joined in on world-wide celebrations organized by the United Nations to observe International Mother Language Day, 2019 with a special assembly on the 21st of February.

Secondary Wing: Spl Assembly on Galileo’s Birth Anniversary

Date:

Feb 18, 2019

Description:

A special assembly was conducted by the students of Galileo House to celebrate Galileo Galileis’ birth anniversary. Students shared inspiring excerpts and readings from Galileo’s work but the highlight of the assembly was the Press Conference where Mr Galileo Galilei, as enacted by one of our Grade 7 students, was interviewed by a few aspiring journalists.

IB PYP: Grade-I Field Trip to Chomahallah Palace

Date:

Feb 18, 2019

Description:

As part of their ongoing inquiry on ‘Where We are in Place and Time’, our IB PYP Grade-I students, visited the Chowmahallah Palace Museum to gain insight into how ‘Vintage Buggies and Carriages’ were a mode of transportation,  in a field trip on 18th February 2019.

Secondary Wing: Cleanliness Drive Campaign

Date:

Feb 16, 2019

Description:

A joint venture to clean up outside the school from the menace of littering and dumping garbage brought 75 students and teachers of DRS International School who volunteered for the service and outreach campaign. The campaign was collaboratively designed and executed by the students across different wings- the IBDP students for whom the initiative was a group CAS project, the senior CBSE students who belong to the Global Social Leaders Programme, and the residential students of the school’s Interact Club, all joined hands to make a difference

Hidden Castle

IB PYP Wing: Adventure Camp to Hidden Castle

Date:

Feb 15 & 16, 2019

Description:

They enjoyed and experienced multi-adventurous endeavours like Trekking, Bicycle Trailing, Tree Top Walking, Archery & Aviary, High-Liners & Zip-Liners, Walk for a Destiny, Water Sports, Swimming Pool, Secret Tunnel, London Bridge, Commando Net, Camp Fire etc and these adrenaline-filled experiences and activities not only helped them to be independent and  inculcate self-managemenr skills, but helped them discover their hidden talents, sharpen their motor skills and mental growth and also build a solid rapport with fellow students.

Secondary Wing: Blessing Ceremony

Date:

Feb 09, 2019

Description:

They say that ships in the harbor are safe, but that is not what ships are meant for. With the board examinations around the corner, our grade X and XII students are on the threshold of one of the greatest challenges of their lives, before they step out into the world.

IBDP-Participation in CAScade

 IBDP: Participation in CAScade

Date:

Feb 08, 2019

Description:

Our IBDP 1 students made quite a splash at ‘CAScade’, a thoughtful, productive and exuberant forum organized by the IBDP students of CHIREC International School to showcase and strengthen Creativity-Activity-Service programmes in IB World Schools in the city.

Secondary Wing: Mini Science Exhibition

Date:

Feb 07, 2019

Description:

The students of Grade IK-2 visited the Reins Horse Riding Institute and Kennel on the 7th of February, 2019, as a part of their inquiry on the central idea ‘Water is a resource and affects our daily life’. The line of inquiry that was integrated with the field trip was ‘Water is essential for all living beings for their survival’.

Secondary Wing Mini Science Exhibition

Secondary Wing: Mini Science Exhibition

Date:

Feb 02, 2019

Description:

Experiential understanding is an integral aspect of any exploration in the Sciences. Our students of Grades VI-VIII from both CBSE & CAIE organized a Mini Science exhibition on Saturday, 2nd Feb 2019 to showcase their exploration of different scientific theories and concepts.

Secondary Wing: Assembly on Simplicity

Date:

Feb 04, 2019

Description:

Our students of the Secondary Wing explored the Theme of the Month, ‘Simplicity’ with an assembly on 4th February 2018.

Residential Wing- Workshop on Magnetic Poetry for Grade VIII

Date:

Feb 03, 2019

Description:

Our residential students of Grade VIII were in for a treat on the 3rd of February, 2018! The students had a workshop on Magnetic Poetry, that encouraged even the most hesitant writers to collaborate to create unique, deep and insightful poems with a little help from magnetic prompts.

Art Fest

School Participation in Childrens Art Fest 2019

Date:

Feb 01, 2019

Description:

Nineteen lucky students from Grades IV to IX were chosen to represent DRS International School at the Children’s Art Fest 2019, conducted by The Children’s Fine Art Gallery on the 1st of February 2019. Our students were fascinated with the interactive displays and workshops, a unique shadow puppet show and also enjoyed a talk by the famous Artist Savio, about the history of the Amar Chitra Katha and its legacy for budding artists like them

IK-IK 3 Field Trip to Dirty Feet

Date:

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

Those who teach us the most about humanity aren’t always humans! Our little ones of IK 3 discovered what it means to be truly caring in a field trip to a ‘Dirty Feet Farm’ on the 29th of January. This field trip was part of their exploration of their central idea, ‘Animals play an important role in our life’, specifically, how we as human beings have a responsibility to ensure their well-being.

School Event: Mini Sports Day

Date:

Jan 26, 2019

Description:

The school celebrated its Mini Sports Day from 24th to 26th January, 2019, with a range of athletic and sporting events.

Secondary Wing- Special Assembly on Martyr’s Day

Date:

Jan 30, 2019

Description:

DRS International School joined the nation in observing Martyr’s Day with a special assembly that explored the legacy left behind by Mahatma Gandhi.

Secondary wing:  Visit to Ashray Aakruti

Date:

Jan 30, 2019

Description:

Members of the DRSIS Community & Humane Club paid a visit to Ashray Akruti as part of an outreach campaign.

School Events & Celebrations- Republic Day Celebrations

Date:

Jan 26, 2019

Description:

DRSIS celebrated Republic Day & the closing ceremony of the Mini Sports Day 2018-19 by honouring the ideals of our constitution.

Secondary Wing- Special Assembly on Netaji’s Birth Anniversary

Date:

Jan 23, 2019

Description:

DRS International School joined the Nation in remembering ‘Netaji’ Subhash Chandra Bose on his 122nd Birth Anniversary

IB PYP: Inter- House Greeting Card Making Competition for Grades I-II

Date:

Jan 18, 2019

Description:

Grades 1 and 2 showed us their creative sides in the Inter-House Greeting Card Making Competition held recently.

IB PYP: Grade I Field Trip to Places of Worship

Date:

Jan 18, 2019

Description:

Our Grade I inquirers visited Puri Jagannath Temple and St Mary’s Church to learn how festivals and faiths reflect culture.

IB PYP- Grade V- Field trip to Kristan Health Care

Date:

Jan 11, 2019

Description:

Our Grade V inquirers visited Kristan Health care, Kothur on the 11th of January, 2019 to understand more about properties of matter and its applications in making our lives easier.

IB PYP- Grade V- Resource Person Visit (Ms. Tulasi)

Date:

Jan 07, 2019

Description:

Our Grade V students enjoyed an interactive talk by Ms. Tulasi on different states of matter!

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IB PYP- Grade II Field Trip to Sudha Cars’ Museum

Date:

Jan 08, 2019

Description:

Our Grade II students enjoyed an interactive talk with Mr. K Sudhakar on his journey as an innovator at Sudha Cars Museum.

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IBDP- Thinking Skills in TOK

Date:

Jan 07, 2019

Description:

Our DP 1 students enjoyed a debate in TOK on ‘Is Art for Art’s Sake?’ to develop their Thinking Skills.

IBDP-CAS Project Planning Activity

IBDP- CAS Project Planning Activity

Date:

Jan 04, 2019

Description:

Our IBDP 1 students discussed some fresh plans as part of the CAS Project Planning Activity for the year 2018-20!

School- Yachting- Sree Ved Soma

Achievement: Sree Ved at YAI National Sailing Championship (Juniors)

Date:

Dec 31, 2018

Description:

Sree Ved Soma of Grade 7C made us proud in the YAI National Sailing Championship, held in Chennai.

Annual Celebrations

Date:

Dec 21, 2018

Description:

Collaboration takes center-stage at DRS International School’s 16th annual Celebrations!

IB PYP-Visit by Resource Person on Living Things

IB PYP- Grade II- Visit by Resource Person on ‘Living Things’

Date:

Dec 15, 2018

Description:

Ms Fahmida Behum interacted with our Grade 3 students on the forms and functions of flowers.

IK End of Unit Exhibition

Date:

Dec 08, 2018

Description:

Our little inquirers of the International Kindergarten shared their journeys of inquiry with the school community through an End of Unit Exhibition.

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One Nation Reading Together

Date:

Dec 03 2018

Description:

The school took its love for reading to the next level by participating in ‘One Nation Reading Together’

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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.

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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.