OIS Kayaking Club
Over the past two weekends, OIS teachers and students have been traveling to Karjat for whitewater fun and adventure on the Pej River. India is rapidly gaining international attention for its whitewater rivers, and we at OIS are excited to be contributing to India's next generation of kayakers. We had an excellent trip and are already in the process of planning several more for this academic year. These trips are open to everyone (including absolute beginners), and all required gear and instruction are included. We'll be releasing more information in the school bulletin soon—we hope you join us on the river! (From Lukas G)
'Grade 6 students enjoyed a game of 'Quelle heure est-il, Monsieur Le Loup?' in the refuge area during French class this week. Merci pour la masque, Monsieur Pascal et merci pour le chapeau, Madame Tiffany!' (From Sarah T)
IB1 Spanish ab initio
Today, Gr.11 Spanish ab initio students went down to the second floor and taught Spanish to Grade 1 students. You've really got to know something well in order to teach it, and these Gr.11 students rose to the challenge. (From Isabelle C)
Gr.11 CAS retreat
The Grade 11 CAS Retreat was held on Thursday, October 6th. This was done in-house for a few hours after school and the students had a blast untangling knots, playing games, dropping eggs and making movies about the IB Learner Profile. The result of the retreat is that the students are now a closer-knit group and better equipped to tackle the rigorous DP Program.
Art Institute Chicago Visit
As the 12th Grade students near graduation and give thought to their futures, a master class was planned and coordinated by Ms Tiffany and Ms Neha for a lecture along with a session on Portfolio Preparation for Visual Art Grade 12 students. The representatives and practicing artists from Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. David Murray, and Ms. Jackson shared their expertise and feedback with the students wanting to pursue a career in the Artistic and Creative industries.
The IB expects Visual Arts students to explore new media and art techniques, the 11th and 12th Graders have been learning to cast objects in plaster and alginate. The students have done extremely well to embrace these new techniques, with quite a few individuals developing the initial workshops into impressive studio works. This week has seen their hard work come to fruition with multiple casts of hands, feet and various other objects popping out of their moulds successfully
Navratri @ OIS
What a colourful week it has been here at OIS for Navratri. Monday was White, Tuesday Red, Wednesday Royal Blue, Thursday Yellow, and Friday Green. Here are some snaps of some teachers in colourful attire. I'll add more colours if I can find them :)
3 Ring Circus
Grade 7 Drama students performed as clowns in a 3 ring circus, using no words, minimal props and a whole lot of creativity.
The Grade 6 Humanities students have been learning how geographical challenges often lead to adaptation. The Mesopotamians, for instance, designed levees to regulate water supply from the rivers. These are still used today in flood prone areas. In an exercise in critical thinking, students designed and constructed levees from a selection of materials and tested them.