Soot lampara by Ishana Basu
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.
OIS Mathematic Mavericks
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.”
Mumbai Equestrian League 2020
OIS Student Leia Sadanah Grade 8, participated in the Mumbai Equestrian League 2020 at the Amateur Riding Club Haji Ali Worli. She won a Gold in 90 cm Show Jumping, the Overall competing against Children, Junior and Open categories. She also won a Bronze in Dressage
On 15th and 16th February OIS Student Aditya Sriram Grade 7 participated in ICE classical open chess tournament (all ages, with one IM, two FMs and one CM playing) with a time control of 45 mins 15 sec
Aditya won a cash prize of Rs 2100/- for standing 2nd in his ELO category by winning 5 out of 8 rounds.
OIS Grade 8 Student Samya Gupta, participated in the Annual Equestrian Games 2020 MEG Season 2 from 6th - 9th February at the Jappaloupe Equestrian Center Talegoan and won a Gold in the Beginner Catagory Relay for Show Jumping
OIS Student Leia Sadanah Grade 8, participated in the Annual Equestrian Games 2020 MEG season 2 from 6th - 9th February at the Jappaloupe Equestrian Center Talegoan. She won Bronze in the Children category dressage, Show Jumping Normal and Show Jumping Top Score
YMCA Annual Swim Gala
OIS Grade 10 Student Angath Sadanah won a Gold in Under 17 100 Meter freestyle, a Gold in Under 17 freestyle relay and created new record with a Gold in mens freestyle relays, a Gold in Under 17 medley relays and a Gold in Mens medley relays at the YMCA Annual Swim Gala on the 18th & 19th of January
International Student Art Contest
Our OIS Grade 8 student Vedika Amin has received the 2019 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Silver award (Middle School) in the Art Category.
The Bow Seat's Ocean Awareness Contest, “Presence of Future” invited students from around the world to create artwork about a coastal or marine species, place or system being threatened, altered, or lost due to climate change. The contest received over 3,500 entries from 69 countries around the world becoming the world's largest collection of student artwork created to protect our oceans.
National Sailing Championship 2019
OIS Student Sanchita Pant won the Silver Medal in her boat category of Laser 4.7. at the National Sailing Championship in the first week of December. Sanchita was also representing a unit of the Indian Army- EMESA
OIS Student Leia Sadanah Grade 8, participated in the Mumbai Horse Show and Maharashtra Equestrian Game 2019 between 27th November and 6th December. She won a Gold in Open 70/80 cm show jumping top score, Gold in Open 80/90cm show jumping Top Score, Gold Hacks (dressage), Bronze top score 60/70cm show jumping (2nd entry), 4th place normal dressage and 5th place in relay 90/1 meter.
US Kids Golf Tournament
Our Grade 11 Student, Aditya Pande was the 1st runner up at the US Kids Golf Tournament held in ITC Classic in Manesar, Gurgaon on 1st November. After being tied with ace junior golfer and good friend, Amal Jha (in the Junior Boys category from ages 15-18 from Delhi NCR) he played an exciting sudden death. He scored 77 with 1 birdie in the last hole. On the day of the tournament there was a lot of smog and haze which decreased the visibility and irritated many of the golfer's eyes, they were advised to play with masks on as well which was a first for Aditya!
His Article 'A leftie lens on the golf course' was featured in golfingindian.com.
Click here to read more
Maharashtra Equestrian Games
OIS Student Leia Sadanah, Grade 8 Participated in the Maharashtra Equestrian Games at the Ride to Live Academy, Bhiwandi between 1st - 10th November.
She won Silver in TOP Score Show Jumping & Show Jumping Accumulator, Bronze in Show Jumping Normal & Pole bending and 4th Place in Dressage.
Equestrian Premier League
Name: Leia Sadanah
Grade: Grade 8
Date: 19th-20th October 2019
Location: Embassy Riding School, Bengaluru
Achievement: Leia secured the 4th Place out of 49 entries in the Open Age Category Show Jumping at the Regional Equestrian League.
She will be representing Mumbai at the Junior Nationals in Bengaluru this December.
OIS JVLR, grade 9 student Raghav Nautiyal participated in the space quiz conducted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and won the opportunity of watching the soft landing of Chandrayaan-2 live from the ISRO control room along with the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and ISRO chief Mr. K. Sivan.
Click here to read about his experience...
Our MYP students Vansh Kakra & Kushaal Bhatia from the JVLR Campus used their community project for raising funds to harness solar lighting for a small village in Devgaon.
Click here to read more: bit.ly/2NxLDoI
Tournament of Minds
30 students represented OIS at the Tournament of Minds Competition held at Stonehill International School, Bangalore on 11 May. This tournament is very popular overseas and this is the first year it was run in India. Two of our teams took the top two spots at the tournament -- first and second place. The first place team 'The Liberators' qualified for the world championships in Australia! Our students also received special mention for their creativity, teamwork, and mental flexibility. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations! to our Grade 9 student Dev Shah for winning two trophies and achieving the fifth place at the finals of Young Entrepreneurs Academy - USA competition. YEA India participated at this global competition for the very first time and our student was the only one from India to win two trophies. It is a big achievement for a first-time participant to secure the 5th spot out of 100 USA centres, 250 kids in India & 500 in China.
Regional Equestrian League 2019
Name: Leia Sadanah
Grade: Grade 7
Date: 27th-28th April 2019
Location: RWITC Race Course, Mumbai
Achievement: Leia completed Two clear rounds in Show Jumping 80/90 meters on Tauras and Iris. She has confirmed her place at the Junior Nationals in December 2019
Twelve OIS students participated in the Junior Qualifiers for the World Mathematics Championships hosted by ISHCMC, Ho Chi Minh City. We were the only participating school from India! It is an international Math team competition that is knowledge intensive, strategy focused and depends on creativity.
· Grade 8 students Arya took home three medals in Creativity, Strategy, and Challenge. Arya also was the winner of the duel round - represented India!!
· Three students Arya, Ritvik Sood, and Dev Shah get Golden Tickets (qualify) for the World Championships.
Message from Ms. Shradha Nayak - Math Department
We are overjoyed by the success achieved by our students. We witnessed the absolute passion and how teamwork blended complementary strengths and promoted a wider sense of ownership. Students demonstrated exemplary creativity and flexibility, two domains that students usually have a challenge within the math classroom.
The credit absolutely goes to our great students but it is appropriate to mention here that choosing the right strategy is very critical to provide direction that will facilitate independent learning for the students. This is also a testimony to the transformation in the approach to problem solve that MYP inquiry is bringing about.
Our next project is to involve these students in inspiring younger ones to develop visible thinking and encourage active processing.
National Equestrian Show 2019
Name: Leia Sadanah
Grade: Grade 7
Date: 24th February - 3rd march 2019
Location: Race Course- Mumbai
Achievement: Leia Sadanah won a Gold Medal in Ball and Bucket, a Silver in the 90 Meters Slow Jump in the Open category and a Bronze in Musical Chairs at the National Equestrian Show .
Name: Aditya Pande
Grade: Grade 11
Date: January 23 & January 31
Location: Pune & Gurgaon
Achievement: Aditya was among the top 5 in the Pune January 23, 2019 event in the 15-18 Boys Jr Golfers category. He did one better at the ITC Classic Manesar January 31, 2019 event in the Grand Finale bagging the medal for 4th place and with just two matches in his kitty managed to end the season getting the prize for being among the top 5 golfers in his category
Name: Leia Sadanah
Grade: Grade 7
Date: 1st - 3rd February
Location: Japalouppe in Talegoan
Achievement: Leia won Silver in Ball and Bucket, Silver in Flag Race - Children's category at Amateur Equestrian Games of Maharashtra Equestrian League
Junior National Sailing Championship
Name: Sanchita Pant
Grade: Grade 9
Date: 26th - 31st December 2018
Achievement: Sanchita won the National Bronze Medal in the 2018 Junior National Sailing Championship that took place in Chennai from 26th - 31st , December 2018. She continues to be in the elite National Squad for girls for her boat sailing category.
To view the Results of the National championship click here
The Royal Kholapur Equestrian Show
Name: Leia Sadanah
Grade: Grade 7
Date: 11 - 14 January 2019
Achievement: Silver In Beginners Show Jumping.
Bronze In Beginners Top Score Show Jumping
Leia Sadanah earned the Silver and Bronze Medal at the The Royal Kholapur Equestrian Show as she completed 8 Jumps in 51.75 seconds.
This categories was Open to all ages and Both men and women.