Students` Orientation

 

The highest form of leadership is transformational leadership. Leadership is not by rank or designation; it is by attitude and by competence. In Bhagwad Gita, Lord Krishna says, “As the leader, so the people.” According to this axiom, leaders set an example and become role models. A true leader is intelligent, dynamic, energetic, active, self motivated and ready to act and take initiative in all walks of life. At Indraprastha, we strongly believe in the mantra of building relationships because that’s the magic of understanding small things and sustaining it for a lifetime.

 

  • Regular training programmess are held to familiarize students with the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies and the co-scholastic activities. In order to develop leadership qualities,
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  • The Prefectorial board is elected by a process of free and fair elections conducted in a democratic and transparent way. The student council attends the Leadership Workshop which exposes them to various interactive sessions of lecture and activities. The workshop focuses mainly on team building skills and enhancement of leadership qualities among the cabinet members.
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  • Members of student council are  motivated to organize all the events on their own. The council also observes and maintains proper discipline during dispersal and lunch break. They are stationed at all corners of the school which helps them maintain order in an organized manner.

 

Online Classes and Assessment Strategies Adopted at IPIS

In March 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic reaching India, every school and university had to shut down indefinitely, causing instant uncertainty for the future of education.  New questions rose every day about how teaching could continue without physically being in the classroom for the safety of students and teachers.

The school rose to the challenge and adapted new and creative approaches in its teaching, learning and assessment process during lockdown to meet the needs of the students. With our brilliant mentors as strategists, guides and leaders, the teaching staff swiftly moved to new ways of teaching and learning virtually.

The school predicted and preempted the challenges this situation would present well in time and hence, established an appropriate and efficient system of virtual teaching-learning right from the very beginning of the new session.

Students started receiving virtual lessons from April 2020 onwards. Staff members used various apps to encourage engagement through mobile devices as well as using laptops, allowing the necessary flexibility with online participation of the students. The main concern was to keep children motivated towards learning during the lockdown along with helping them maintain their physical and mental health.

‘Assessment and feedback are what make educators worth more than textbooks’. Along with testing the learning of subject matter, assessments also help encourage students to do better in life. They instill a sense of purpose and generated hope and a healthy competition among students.

Our aim in today’s scenario must be for our young learners to return to school from lockdown knowing more rather than less. For maximizing retention of learning during lockdown a plan for comprehensive and continuous assessment was adopted by the school. Results of these were compiled and shared with parents through online PTMs from time to time. The golden triangle of teacher, parent and student was thus strengthened.

Education is a process that never ceases even in the most adverse circumstances. It is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

 

School Reopening

 

The Government of NCT of Delhi announced the opening of schools for classes X and XII, from Jan 18, 2021. This was welcomed as great news by the Indraprastha family. Each member of the staff was happy about finally being able to meet the students in person. It was decided that there will be regular school for classes X and XII from Jan 18, 2021 itself. Teachers continued with the online classes too for the benefit of those who could not join school immediately.

The country was at a very important juncture of the 'new normal'. The school as students’ guide and mentor had a very pivotal role to play. The most important task was to infuse trust amongst parents that everything was well planned in the school. The IPIS team had worked well during the lock down. Now was the time to review our approach for academic strengthening of every child and to fulfill their educational needs. It was essential that students must attend the school regularly. Teachers prepared adequate teaching exercises to keep the students motivated and occupied. All precautions were being taken and the school was ready to take up any or every challenge. 

The school was prepared at infrastructural level to welcome the students with numerous changes like foot operated taps and sanitizer dispensers, marked paths to move around the school building, seating plans and various other contingency, management and operational SOP in place. Specific instructions were shared with the parents and students beforehand to ensure compliance with the government laid SOPs once the school reopens.

Special videos were recorded and shared with the students to familiarize them with the process of scrutiny, sanitization and social distancing to be maintained henceforth in school.

The school has since then welcomed classes IX and XI too and is presently conducting the final exams for these classes successfully.

 

WORKSHOPS ORGANISED FOR THE STUDENTS

DURING THE SESSION 2019-20

 

Date

Venue

Organised By

Resource Person

 

Subject

Remarks

Attended By

12th April, 2019

Indraprastha International School

Global Exposure

Mr. Ajay Kumar Kathuria

Canada Education and admission process

The workshop was interactive and informative. He explained the entire process of admission, education system, expenditure and cost of living in Canada.

Students of class XII

16th April, 2019

Indraprastha International School

SIMPLED

Ms. Fai Tai and Mr. Samuel Reed

Opportunities in U.S.A (Wichita State University)

The workshop was very informative and they explained the admission process of Wichita State University.

Students of class XII

16t April, 2019

Indraprastha International School

The Gurukul School of Design (GSD)

Ms. Aayushi Kajla

Designing entrepreneurship

The workshop was very informative and they explained the admission process of Gurukul School of Design at Jaipur.

Students of class XII

24th April 2019

Modern School, Vasant Vihar

German Embassy

Lebensmusiker-German Band

Songs on day to day life

This was the music concert performed by the German band (Lebensmusiker). Children had learnt new songs in German and participated in the concert fully.

Students of classes VIII & IX

10th May, 2019

Indraprastha International School

EDWISE  Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Rashi Gupta

Career counseling for all streams

The workshop was very informative and they explained the admission process in different universities.

Students of class XII

16th May, 2019

Indraprastha International School

Indraprastha International School

Dr. Indu Kaura

Personal safety  & Hygiene for Girls

The workshop was conducted to focus on issues of concern for girls- their hygiene, body changes, emotional well-being and the ways to deal with the biological phenomenon in the process of changes during adolescence.

Girls of class VII

15th July, 2019

Indraprastha International School

Indraprastha International School

Dr. Indu Kaura

Puberty and its challenges

It was indeed a very interesting and fruitful workshop. Hormonal changes, body reactions and acceptance are all parts of puberty. She also guided children to keep themselves safe by not indulging in unethical practices or seeking information from unreliable source.

Students of class VII

18th July, 2019

Indraprastha International School

Indraprastha International School

Dr. Indu Kaura

Puberty and its challenges

It was indeed a very interesting and fruitful workshop. Hormonal changes, body reactions and acceptance are all parts of puberty. She also guided children to keep themselves safe by not indulging in unethical practices or seeking information from unreliable source.

Students of class VIII

06th August, 2019

Indraprastha International School

P & G

Ms. Dimple Dhawan 

Puberty and its challenges

The workshop was made aware of their physical emotional, hormonal and social changes. The main areas of discussion were dynamic, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and physical changes. It was an enriching session for the children.

Boys of class VI & VII

06th August, 2019

Indraprastha International School

P & G

Ms. Shilpa Sharma

Health and Hygiene

The workshop was related to menstruation. She gave a talk on personal, hygiene, adequate and healthy diet. It was indeed an informative session for the graving up girls.

Girls of class VI & VII

18th July, 2019

Indraprastha International School

Indraprastha International School

Dr. Indu Kaura

Puberty and its challenges

It was indeed a very interesting and fruitful workshop. Hormonal changes, body reactions and acceptance are all parts of puberty. She also guided children to keep themselves safe by not indulging in unethical practices or seeking information from unreliable source.

Students of class V

2nd August, 2019

Indraprastha International School

Global Study Mentors

Mr. Alok Bansal

Career Counselling  for students in India and Abroad

The workshop was very informative and they explained the admission process in different universities.

Students of class XII

20th August, 2019

Indraprastha International School

Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy)

Cdr. Sachin Gade, Lt. Cdr. Archana Maurya, Lt Shivansh Manaktala

Motivational speech to join Navy

The workshop was very informative and they explained the admission process in Navy.

Students of class XI

27th August, 2019

Indraprastha International School

SHARP NGO

 

Road Safety And Seatbelt Awareness

The workshop was very informative as it guided the children about various statutes and traffic guidelines which generally people are not aware of. The interactive session was thought provoking and successfully involved the students. The workshop culminated with the Traffic Pledge

Students of class XI

6th September, 2019

Indraprastha International School

Society for Space Education Research and Development (SSERD)

Mr. Shivam Sharma

Chandrayaan 2

The workshop was an attempt to foster a new age of discovery, increase human understanding of space, promote global alliances and inspire future generation of students.

Students of classes VII and VIII

 

WORKSHOPS ORGANISED FOR THE STUDENTS DURING THE SESSION 2018-19

 

Venue

Organised By

Resource Person

Subject

Remarks

Attended By

Indraprastha International School

P & G

Ms. Dimple Dhawan

Personal care and Hygiene

This workshop was about the mensurational care & Hygiene.

Students of Classes VI & VII (Girls)

Indraprastha International School

FORCE

Mr. Abhishek Shukla

Rainwater Harvesting

The workshop was to make students aware on Rainwater Harvesting and prepare them as ‘JALRAKSHAK’.

Students of classes VII & VIII

Indraprastha International School

Indraprastha International School

Dr. Indu Kaura and Ms. Shruti Sridhar

Respecting Girls/women and safety

The workshop was conducted to sensitize boys about girls/women safety. It was an interactive session.

Boys of classes VII & VIII

Indraprastha International School

GOOGLE

Online workshop

Logo designing on Scratch

The workshop was on Scratch to design the logo of Google.

Students of classes V to VIII

Indraprastha International School

Avishkar

Ms. Kanika

Robotics

The workshop was on new X series brain for advance level robotics programming. Children made biometric finger scan and air quality monitor.

Students of classes VI to VIII