Role reversal is one of IB’s approaches towards ‘Shared teacher regulation’
and Ishana Basu of class VA was ready to volunteer in the DP Visual Arts
class. So, what did she teach as a teacher?
Ishana taught her classmates a unique technique called ‘Soot Lampara.’ Aparna Mugwe, HOD VisualArts was elated to see Ishana demonstrate a fantastic art that is lesser known.
The students were seen completely engrossed with this new style of painting, that demanded complete focus and their energies concentrated. Students were elated on completion of their painting as this was definately a unique style.
Three OIS teams of four students each participated in the High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) in November 2020 organised by Middlesex, USA and supported by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). It offered students the opportunity to compete in a team setting using mathematics to present solutions to real-world modeling problems. A total of 779 teams, with up to 4 students each, from 302 schools and 20 countries/regions, competed. All teams worked at their own schools within the contest window of November 4-17, 2020. Each high school team chose from two modeling problems offered, and then constructed their solutions.
It is with great pride and pleasure I share that two teams were declared as 'Finalists' and the third received an Honourable mention. What better evidence can we have than to see how empowered our students are when they apply what they have learnt in the classrooms to real life situations.
Here are some thoughts shared by our students on their experience.
Unlike conventional math competition, this wasn't about simply getting the right answer. Instead, we were motivated to explore and try out different approaches which we found extremely interesting and valuable. We faced many obstacles that challenged our problem-solving skills too. Through the competition, we didn't only develop our mathematical skills but improved upon our communication and collaboration skills too- Kanishk Kundu
We thoroughly enjoyed the competition as the ‘problem’ made us consider a lot of factors. This was a very fun experience as it increased our bonds as friends and as team members. This was a great real-world challenge to test our modeling skills. - Ryan Punamiya
Participating in this modelling competition was a lot of fun. The task itself was quite interesting and we enjoyed coming up with different methods and ways to model the actual problem. We learned a lot about how modelling is more than just the math but also the writing. Being able to communicate ideas and applications is almost of equal importance. But what might've been the greatest part of the experience was how we bonded over this project, from late nights to bad jokes, it's something we'd love to do again.- Vedant Thakur
Another feather in the Maths hat
On 19 November 2020, 23 OIS students from OGC and JVLR campus competed in the University of Waterloo's Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contests (CSMC and CIMC), two contests designed to give students the opportunity to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability. The contest took two hours, included nine questions, and was scored out of 60 points. Results were published in January. Congratulations to the following students who earned certificates:
Anandini Mitra - Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest
Aarya Saranathan - Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest
Aniket Shandilya - Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest
Aryan Arora - Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest
Siddharth Jain - Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest
Neil Maheshwari - Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest
Student Neel Menon chose the medium of film for his Services As Action project in 2020. The project that he did was a short documentary film called “Girls Should Stay At Home”. This film was subsequently entered into a number of Children’s film festivals around the world, has garnered rave reviews and won multiple awards. The latest of which was the San Diego Children’s Film Festival a couple of days ago.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otDMBU-0fXU
Film Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBDPThLnSuI
Please do take a look at the article on Neel in the Times of India of 9th February timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/exclusive-interview-14-year-old-neel-menon-on-his-win-at-san-diego-international-kids-film-festival-i-chose-gender-equality-as-the-theme-because-it-is-the-need-of-the-hour/articleshow/80772612.cms
His Acceptance speech at San Diego can be viewed here https://youtu.be/U-XoUDk-0ds
A list of laurels the film has won so far are:
Unfortunately, the fact that the world was struck by the pandemic took some sheen off these awards as all of them had to be converted to online events. However, Neel has been inspired by the recognition the film has got so far and has channeled all of the locked down energy into scripting and developing new films.
Neel’s Parents Quote sharing this success with us: “Thank you for the holistic path to education that the school has chosen to take. We wish we had such opportunities when we were kids.”