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Honoring and understanding Dignity of Labour

\"No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity\"

Moral education helps one to distinguish between right and wrong. It gets reflected in one\'s personality. In accordance to CBSE, every month one value should be inculcated in students through fun and constructive activities. In the month of May 2022, Dignity of Labour was the value of the month. Accordingly the students were apprised about how helping others is one of the ways that people create, maintain, and strengthen their social connections. To inculcate the value, the activities were conducted every week, as they gradually move from interpersonal to community, to national level and finally to global level hence inculcating accountability and displaying the holistic growth of the learners. Developing the value in right spirit, in the first week, the students were engaged in making an Appreciation Card for the helpers. Honing the critical thinking, in the second week, the students wrote about how they helped the people who needed help. It was heartening to see students with their contributing and caring attitude for these people. The third week activity focused on Slogan Writing on dignity of labour. The activity in the fourth week writing a poem dedicated to helpers and labour around them. The activities each week not just helped students in exploring new habits but also strengthened the 4Cs i.e. Creative, Critical, Communication and Collaborative skills thereby supplementing and strengthening 21st century skills that will further mould the students into confident citizens. Intact with Sustainable Development Goals, the students also learnt about helping others, respecting them and ensuring well being of everyone around.



Bagless Day of classes VI-VIII

\"Creativity is now as important in education as literacy\"

What\'s a better way to start your vacation, then a bagless day. On the onset of summer break a day full of fun filled learning activities was organised for students of classes VI-VIII. The New Education Policy 2020, has implemented a constructive and revolutionary learning programme in the schools called \"Bagless Day\". The idea of bagless day is to encourage children to enhance their knowledge through extra curricular activities. Middle wing conducted numerous activities to make the learning fun filled. The day started with an energizing centralized assembly. The first activity was the Flameless Cooking in which students prepared flameless dishes, desserts and drinks under the observation of class teachers. Mr Rajesh Jha, school coordinator judged the teams in each class on the basis of table presentation, taste and team work. This was followed by Skill Bazar where each class discussed their hand made projects for the charity. Next ,the students were engaged to learn about the sacrifice and valour if freedom fighters where they watched a short documentary on India\'s struggle for freedom which sparked with the Revolt of 1857 to the long journey of achievements of freedom on August 15, 1947. The next innovative activity was the Paper Bag Making in which students made attractive and colourful paper bags decorated with yoga postures. The second bagless day ended with a bag full of good memories and experiential learnings.



International day of Yoga

\"To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear”

Good health is the key to success. It is something which is neither bought nor sold but maintained. A healthy lifestyle is essential for everyday, specially for students. Taking a next step towards healthy regime,the students of classes VI-VIII were engaged in rhythmic Yoga. This form of yoga involves practising asanas (poses) with music. The movements become synchronised with the music to become a fluid-like dance. Not only does this become a fun way to practise yoga, but a source of entertainment for students and a break from the monotonous day. With its numerous benefits like strengthening the spine, keeping one strong, removing excess fat and many more, the activity conducted as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mohastav also commemorated International day of Yoga which was recharging and reenergizing for students.


Save Soil Campaign lead by Sadhguru

“The soil is the greatest connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the soil life that is the most important element.”

Extending support to the Save Soil Campaign lead by Sadhguru, a global campaign for soil rejuvenation, Isha Foundation conducted a session for the students of The Indian Heights School on May 19, 2022. The main objective of the session was to help the students understand how the soil is degrading and what can be done to prevent it. The members of the Isha Foundation cautioned the students about the dangers of soil erosion. Meanwhile, all the students and staff members vowed to make their maximum contribution to conserve soil and save mother earth. In this sequence, all the students of TIHS also enthusiastically participated in writing letters to the Prime Minister in support of the movement.



Save Soil Activity

“Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals.”

Just like how a foundation for a home is critical, Healthy soils act as a foundation for plants by supporting plant roots and keeping plants upright for growth. With continuous depletion of our natural resources, it is high time we generate awareness among our young learners to preserve and nourish this dwindling resource. \"Save Soil Letter\" to honorable Prime Minister is an initiative taken by Government of India to ensure that future generations understand the alarming concern regarding the deterioration of soil. Soil as a life support system has now become a critical resource for tackling many of the 17 identified UN Sustainable Development Goals, including food security, clean water, sanitation, good health and wellbeing. The initiative acts as a channel for students to write letter to honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi explaining various methods to save and improve the depleting soil. Facing and fulfilling the burgeoning demands, it is estimated that by 2050, the global population will soar to more than nine billion, with potentially more pressure on land and its resources. Soils will need to provide more food, clean water and raw materials. Pondering over this global issues, the students from classes VI to VIII, watched a campaigning video by spiritual leader Sadhguru highlighting the perspectives and concerns covering burning global issues such as deforestation, climate change and many more. The video guided learners to indulge in constructive activities to save soil.



TIHS observed a Bagless Day

Summertime is always the best of what might be. It is the time for some fun and frolic and ensuring that we engage in multiple activities that rekindle are innate innovation and potential. The Primary Wing of The Indian Heights School observed a Bagless Day’; A day with rich confluence of activities just before they go for the Summer Break. Witnessing an enthusiastic response and participation, the students indulged in Lemonade making Activity, the best way to beat the heat! Another highlight was the Documentary Screening-The Life of Gautama Buddha. The children were engaged in an artistic endeavour that fostered their creative spirit by drawing ‘How I would spend my Summertime’. They also had an enriching workshop presided by the School Counsellor who enunciated the Healthy Habits we must follow. They also had some fun filled games in class with the facilitators that were thoughtful and entertaining. The dose of some physical activities was also added to the wholesome day. The School Management ,the Principal and the Headmistress encouraged the students to enhance their skill set by engaging in meaningful activities at home and enjoying the break to the fullest.



Father's Day was celebrated in Little Steps

Daddy, you are strong and tall,
Stay by me and catch me whenever I fall.
Batman, Spiderman and Superman there be,
I look up to you as my Superhero to be.

A father\'s selfless love is pivotal in nurturing the child and there could not be a more universal celebration than the one that celebrates the accomplishments and efforts of a father. Honouring fathers and role of father\'s in shaping the lives of their children Father\'s Day was celebrated in Little Steps on May 12 ,2022. It began with \"My Dad My Superhero\" Activity . Depicting their unending love and gratitude for their fathers kids made colourful badges by pasting paper cuttings for their Super dad .They also expressed their love for them in the class by narrating small incidents from daily routine.The children danced to the tunes and looked utterly endearing as they jiggled and wiggled to the peppy music.The Headmistress Ms Meghna Dungrakoti also participated in the celebration encouraging the kids and emphasized that the celebrations were an effort to celebrate the presence of fathers in our lives and bring out the essence of Father’s day.



Budding Poets and Poetesses

\"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.\"

Inter-House Competition is a perfect way of embossing the feeling of oneness while tapping the innate talents and skills of the students .The ever enthusiastic and energetic students of classes VI-VIII displayed their zealous performances during an Inter- House Poem Recitation Competition themed -\"Respect for Humanity\". This competition not only helped students to express themselves in a poetic manner but also guided them as to how they can respect everyone and why humanity is duty of all humans. The students left everyone awe-struck as they presented their talent so immaculately and effortlessly. They were applauded for their superb performances. The eminent panel of judges Ms. Prithu Dixit Mishra and Mr. Umesh Bamel applauded and encouraged the participants for not only reciting poems but also for giving such valuable morals. Winners were awarded with certificates. The school principal, Ms. Archana Narain congratulated all the Houses for their mesmerizing performances. The event came to an end joyously amidst cheers and applause from everyone present.



Yoga to recharge and rejuvenate

“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame\"

According to WHO, healthy living is a way of living that helps enjoy more aspects of life. Health is not just about avoiding a disease or illness, it is about physical, mental and social well-being. Yoga plays a significant role in coping with today’s hectic lifestyle. Taking a step forward towards healthy living, students of classes VI-VIII practised Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation which is a set of well designed and extremely powerful 12 yoga poses which rejuvenate mind and soul, enhance physical strength and memory power, improve concentration and calm and focus mind. This activity was conducted as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav and upcoming International Yoga Day which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.



World Athletics Day

‘Fitness is not a destination it is a way of life’.

World Athletics Day is celebrated every year globally to raise awareness on the importance of fitness and encourage everyone to play sports. To inculcate the value of love for sports, World Athletics Day was celebrated on May 7 2022,i in the Primary & Pre-Primary wing amidst a lot of fun and frolic. The eventful day began with power sports & outdoor games for children in which hurdle race and catch the ball were conducted for little ones. Additional races were also conducted for the children to display their vigour and athletic talent. It was mesmerizing and eye-catching to see the resolute participation. Yoga & Aerobics classes were also conducted by the Yoga Instructors in the school. The school Headmistress, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti, encouraged the children to participate wholeheartedly & emphasized on the significance of such events, which are integral to amplify both, the physical and mental health of every individual. She boosted the morale of the learners and applauded them for their thunderous spirit in the outdoor co-curricular activities.



Mother's Day Special Activity by Little Steps

Mother is the greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love & fearlessness.”

Life doesn\'t come with a manual; it comes with a mother. Mother’s Day is a special day, for all children and mothers as it celebrates the bond of love and affection that is everlasting. In Lieu of Mother\'s Day a plethora of activities were conducted by the Little Steps Wing of The Indian Heights School on May 6 ,2022 to commemorate the pious bond of love. Children prepared beautiful jewellery for their mothers in the class with colourful ribbons, pearls & flower cutouts. Mother hold their child’s hand for a moment and their heart for a life time. Showcasing the same love and gratitude to their gift of life , many children expressed their view from the bottom of their heart for their supermoms. The Headmistress of the school Ms Meghna Dungrakoti appreciated the beautiful jewellery made by Children & emphasized the role of the mothers. She extended her wishes to the pillar of strength who is everyday there to stand by their side. The School Management and the Principal also extended their wishes to the role models of our lives.



Grace and Grandeur Week

‘Gratitude is a virtue, less spoken and best felt’.

To inculcate the moral of gratitude in the children, an exclusive ‘Grace and Grandeur’ Week was celebrated by the Primary Wing of TIHS from May 2-6, 2022. A special assembly on Labour Day was hosted by the students of Grade III, with an endeavour to sensitize the students on the selfless service performed by the labour community. In addition, a Role-Play activity was conducted by the learners of Grades I-V. The children dressed up in vibrant costumes and emoted their feelings through skits themed on kindness and gratitude. It was heartening to watch the budding performers take the centre stage with confidence and enthusiasm. The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, congratulated all the students for their hard work and zealous attitude. She emphasised on the significance of expressing gratitude and being considerate towards the people around. Her moralistic words added the right impetus to end the week on a highly positive and gratifying note.


International Labour Day

Decoding the Dynamics of Dignity of Labour

\"Every job from the heart is, ultimately, of equal value .\"


Assemblies are perfect way of rejuvenating and energising students along with inculcating among them the feeling of oneness. Living in harmony and honouring Dignity of Labour are the age old values and ethos. Keeping this in mind, an invigorating morning assembly was conducted by the students of Siddhant House from Middle Wing on \"International Labour Day\". The day is celebrated to honour the working class of the world. The students conducted the assembly in a well synchronised manner and filled the entire atmosphere with enthusiasm as they connected with the theme by sharing thought of the day, new vocabulary word, facts for the day and SDGs 2030. The House Teacher addressed importance of how these helping hands are making things easier for everyone around and why students should respect all the occupations. She also emphasised on the importance of every occupation as a building block in the formation of a community and gradually a nation.The assembly culminated with National Anthem.



Yellow Colour Day

Shades of a hue like Yellow stimulate our little ones with happiness, energy and optimism. With the objective to recapitulate and reinforce the effects of yellow colour, a day dedicated to the colour yellow was marked; with the children dressed in different vibrant colours of yellow. The “Yellow day” was celebrated in the Little Steps Wing of The Indian Heights School on May 4, 2022. Children were not only beautifully dressed in their favorite dresses, but also carried yellow objects to paint the town with their myriad expressions related to the colour and share their happiness. It was a yellow-mellow day indeed! To make the tiny tots understand the significance of yellow colour, various colorful activities including balloon dabbing (making of tweety), colouring in drawing book , Show & Tell with the yellow object & lots of outdoor activities were conducted in a lively, vibrant and high spirited environment. The facilitators were beaming with pride as the confident little commentators described the yellow objects with expressiveness, flair and ease. The children enjoyed all the activities and were very happy when the Headmistress Ms Meghna Dungrakoti admired their efforts and gave them lovely smiley bands as a take aways of Yellow Day with the message of being the ‘Happiness Ambassadors’ and spreading smiles around them. The motive of celebrating this yellow colour day was to make the children aware of yellow colour, its significance and to develop fine motor skills in the students. They spent the day with utmost enjoyment.



Special Assembly on International Labour Day & Eid-Ul-Fitr

The Month of Merriment; May began on an enduring note with a special assembly conducted by Grade III students of the Primary Wing at TIHS, on the occasion of International Labour Day and Eid-Ul-Fitr. The students witnessed admirable performances and were engaged in a captivating card making activity followed by an informative video presentation on Eid. Eid, a festival which marks the end of the fasting period, is a holy day, marked by prayers and a sumptuous feast. Labour Day, celebrated globally to honour the tireless work of the labourers, is a landmark day for the mankind. The special video prepared as a tribute for the support staff members on the occasion of May Day touched everyone’s chords emotionally. The highlight of the show became a dainty dance performance by the support staff members. May 1 is also synonymous with National Principal’s Day. The Headmistress of the school, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti expressed her reverence to the leader of the institution for being the guiding light in all the endeavours. She addressed the student populace in light of International Labour Day imparting the virtue that every work carries dignity of labour and we must respect it. She also praised the confident performers and encouraged the students to be kind and grateful to everyone around them.
The Management and the Principal also conveyed their heartfelt wishes on the occasion of Labour Day and Eid. It was indeed a commendable and heartening assembly, with an overwhelming participation from the faculty and student body.



Bagless Day in Middle Wing

\"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.\"
 
The National Education Policy(NEP) released by the human resource development (HRD) ministry suggests ‘Bagless’ classes where students focus on development of competency and skills. It emphasizes on the need for ‘New and Comprehensive learning. The bagless learning days ensure that there is no rigid separation among ‘curricular’, ‘extracurricular’, or ‘co-curricular’ activities. We at TIHS also believe in building all the skills hence a day dedicated to hands on and pratical learning, a perfect fusion for building strong co curricular aspect. The bagless schooling makes learning holistic, enjoyable and engaging. Furthermore, the initiative has introduced the students to observation-based learning, hands-on learning, and to developed integrated understanding of the world around them. The Bagless day began with briefing about \"Skill Bazaar\" followed by subject oriented practical learning through multidimensional activities. The day also laid special emphasis on developing innate talents in every student. These talents were expressed in the form of varying interests, dispositions, and capacities. The students also displayed a zealous participation in fun filled activities.The joyous and immersive learning days will be conducted throughout the year comprising of enrichment activities involving arts, quizzes, sports, and vocational crafts. Indeed \'bagless day\' without bag, was bagfull of learning.


Value of the Month HYGIENE Inculcated in Students of Classes VI to VIII

“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”

Learning without moral and values is incomplete. In accordance to CBSE, every month one value should be inculcated in students through fun and constructive activities. In the month of April 2022, HYGIENE was the value of the month. In this month students were apprised about how health is first and foremost important thing in life. The carefully designed activities gradually moved from interpersonal to community, then to national level and finally at global level hence inculcating accountability and displaying the holistic growth of the learners. Developing the value in right spirit, in the first week, the students were engaged in making their own Health Card. Honing the critical thinking, in the second week, the students accomplished the task of finding the nutritional value of an edible product. It was heartening to see students with their research and observations. The third week activity focused on mental and physical fitness as students performed Pranayam and indulged in meditation sessions. The activity in the fourth week refined the culinary skills as the students prepared a delicious recipe of their choice as a healthy and nutritional snack. Each week not just helped students in exploring new habits but also strengthened the 4Cs i.e. Creative, Critical, Communication and Collaborative skills supplementing and strengthening 21st century skills that will further mould the students into confident citizens. Intact with Sustainable Development Goals, the students also learnt about maintaining a good hygiene, sound health and ensuring well being of everyone around.



Assembly conducted by Sanskar House Middle Wing

\"We are each other’s harvest, we are each other’s business, we are each other’s magnitude and bond.\"

Assemblies are perfect way of rejuvenating and energise students along with the feeling of oness. \"World Peace\" is definitely need of the hour. Keeping this in mind, the envigorating morning assembly was conducted by Sanskar House on \"International Delegates Day.\'The day marks the anniversary of the first day of the San Francisco Conference, also known as the United Nations Conference on International Organization. On 25 April 1945, delegates from fifty countries came together for the first time in San Francisco. The students conducted the assembly in a well synchronized manner and filled the entire atmosphere with enthusiasm as they connected with the theme by sharing thought of the day, new vocabulary word, facts for the day and SDGs 2030 The House Teacher addressed importance of international peace and how these unsung heroes, \"delegates\" work for it. She also emphasised on role of student council and students maintaining same protocol at grassroot level. The assembly culminated with National Anthem.



Inter-House Dance Competition

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.

Inter-House Dance Competition in Classes VI-XII witnessed an overwhelmed and enthusiastic participation

The students from classes VI – XII displayed an enthusiastic, energetic and zealous participation as they participated in inter-house dance competition themed ‘Different Cultures of the World’, on April 29, 2022. The event garnered a rich display of creative props along with thought -provoking well connected with the theme. The students from all the four houses took part enthusiastically, to put together beautifully woven dances interlacing the different cultures of the world. Mesmerizing music added to the aura that was created and suitably designed costumes created magic for the performances by each house. Spontaneity and confidence were the hallmark of the competition. The students left everyone awe-struck as they presented their talent so immaculately and effortlessly. They were applauded for their superb performances. The eminent panel of judges Ms. Ruchika Thomas and Ms. Meenakshi Sharma lorded the efforts of the participants to present the exuberant show. Winners were awarded with certificates. The school principal, Ms. Archana Narain congratulated all the houses for their mesmerizing performances.  The event came to concluded successfully and joyously amidst cheers and applause from everyone present.

 



Bidding Adieu to the batch 2021-22

May the roads rise up to meet you, May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face, And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.


The Indian Heights School hosted a farewell get- together to ceremonially bid adieu to the outgoing batch of 2021-22 on April 30, 2022. Students of class XI presented a spectacular show. The students of class XII came beautifully attired in accordance with the ‘Retro’ theme of the day. The day commenced on a note of gratitude as the outgoing batch presented their tokens of gratitude to the school and the other dignitaries. The momentous occasion high on scintillating song and dance performances was a feast to eyes and ears.  Exciting fun games and puzzles kept the momentum rolling as each presentation received cheers and applaud from everyone. The teachers showered their blessings on the outgoing batch and the students gave heart-warming valedictory speeches as they recounted their school experiences in emotional and nostalgic overtones. An emotional yet beautiful video reminisced the joyous moments of the years spent together with peers and teachers. The ramp walk witnessed the students put their best foot forward followed by some witty and candid answers in the QA round to claim the coveted titles. Tisha Majumdar and Aditya Miglani were adjudged Ms TIHS and Mr TIHS- 2021-22. The outgoing batch was felicitated with mementoes by the school Principal Ms Archana Narain as a token of remembrance. In her motivating and illuminating address, she showered her blessings on the students and wished them to attain greater heights as they step out of the portals of the school to chase their dreams and aspirations. The day concluded with a ceremonious  lunch. Before the emotional goodbyes, students also got the chance to tap their foot on the dance floor with their peers and teachers.



International Dance Day

‘Dance is the hidden language of the soul’.

What a miraculous day has it been! April 29, celebrated world over as International Dance Day, is synonymous with fiesta and frolic.
The Pre-Primary and Primary Wing of TIHS celebrated this gala event as Bagless Day, under the gamut of numerous activities adorned with pomp and glory. A dance competition for the students of Grades I-V was held, across different venues after a long hiatus, to showcase their inner talent. It witnessed an overwhelming participation indeed, with each one performing to the best of their abilities to win the coveted title. A special Power Sports session was organised for the tiny tots. The day also included an interactive worksheet on dance and movie watching. Since International Labour Day is round the corner, the learners also engaged themselves in a special Card Making activity, to convey their heartfelt gratification for the working class community in their vicinity. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, lauded the outstanding efforts of all the participants for their commendable hard work. She also shared her insight on the significance of observing this creative day, expressing the emotions through dance and rejuvenating the young minds through the concept of Bagless Day. The School Management and Principal , Ms Archana Narain also appreciated the impressive display of talent across different grades and propagated the important value of ‘participation over prize’. A fun-filled and fruitful day indeed!



The World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The morning sets the day and the assembly paves the way for our students to rejuvenate their spirits, remain rooted to the moral values and unleash their vitality. The students of class XII C conducted an assembly to recognize and celebrate, ‘The Annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ on April28, 2022. The day promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries. The students on duty conducted the assembly in a well-coordinated manner and filled the entire atmosphere with enthusiasm as they aptly connected by sharing thought of the day, new vocabulary word, facts for the day and SDGs 2030 with the theme of the assembly. The teacher address highlighted the importance of collaboration that each of us is responsible for minimizing injuries at workplace by being alert and cautious. In the present scenario,  Governments, employers , workers and even students all have a role to play in tackling COVID-19 crisis, and their collaboration is key. The assembly culminated with the National Anthem  honouring the beautiful land of India.
 


Inter-House Storytelling Competition

Weaving the threads of imagination and good oration : Inter- House Story Telling Competition in Middle Wing

\" Story Telling is the oldest form of Education\"
 
Honing multi language skills and core life skills ,an Inter House Storytelling Competition was conducted for the students of classes VI to VIII on April 26, 2022 .The theme of the programme was ‘The World is One’. The students narrated the folktales of different parts of the world in English paired up with colourful dresses and variety of props. The students represented their Houses namely- Manas, Prayas, Sanskar and Siddhant on stage with a pride and elegance.Each presentation was an excellent display of narration as a skill as students used diverse techniques varying from voice modulation to use of props alongwith hand and facial expressions The jury judged each student’s performance based on judging criteria of storytelling competition. The event successfully concluded with the result declaration by the school coordinator , Ms Bindu Sangwan. In her address she appreciated and encouraged budding story tellers to excel further in future events and raise the bar. The competition in consonance with 21st century skills, boost the confidence and motivated them to participate in more such competitions.

Results are as follows-

PRAYAS HOUSE                    FIRST POSITION
SIDDHANT HOUSE               SECOND POSITION
MANAS HOUSE                    THIRD POSITION
SANSKAR HOUSE                 FOURTH POSITION

Best Speakers were-

Janit Arora                 VI-D
Aarav Mazumdar        VI-B
Divisha                      VII-C
Krishiv                       VIII-A
Anshika Bhargava       VI-B



World Malaria Day

‘Prevention is better than cure’.
 
World Malaria Day, observed on April 25 globally, is an important day for the mankind. The widespread of Malaria, as a fatal disease requires ample awareness and knowledge. To sensitize the learners of the Little Steps and Primary Wing, a special campaign and an illustrative presentation was organised to enumerate the symptoms, causes and solutions pertaining to this disease. The theme for this year, ‘Harness Innovation to reduce the disease burden and save lives’ was communicated to all the children by the facilitators. In addition, informative videos were showcased and slogans were recited by the learners. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, appreciated the efforts of the children and facilitators to publicise this significant day. She shared her knowledge with the young minds on the need to develop a deep understanding of the safe and effective interventions to eradicate the disease and its menace. The Management and the principal also expressed their applause in enriching the minds through relevant information.


World Book Reading and Copyright Day

Books are a uniquely portable magic.
The Pre - Primary and Primary Wing of The Indian Heights School was elated to celebrate the World Book Reading and Copyright Day, that is observed annually on April 23. An exclusive reading campaign was organised on Saturday wherein the students read books of their choice and undertook an interactive worksheet to enhance their reading and comprehension skills. To further enrich their interpersonal and bodily kinaesthetic skills, a show and tell for Class 3-4 and a role-play activity for Class 5 was also held in the class. The Headmistress of the school, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti extended her wishes and encouraged students to ‘read and lead’.
Overall, the students luxuriated in the goodness of books.


World Book Day

BOOKS ARE THE GIFTS THAT ONE CAN OPEN AGAIN & AGAIN.
 
‘World Book Day’ changes lives through a love for books and shared reading. World Book and Copyright Day has a strong connection with schools and it\'s used worldwide to allow tiny tots to engage in the joy of reading and inculcate good reading habits. Dramatisation of a story \"Nikki & her favourite Book\" followed by a dance was presented by the facilitators of Little Steps in the School Auditorium with much fervour. The Headmistress of the School Ms Meghana Dungrakoti joined the bandwagon of Little Steps to the paint the town with celebration, fun and frolic and motivated them to read more to achieve more. The Management and the School Principal also extended their wishes to the students.


Fire Emergency Mock Drill

‘Safety first is safety always‘.
 
To conform to the safety procedures, guidelines and and security protocols is inevitable. Taking a step forward, a fire emergency mock drill was organised for the learners of Class 5. This detailed drill included briefing the students on the emergency doors, route plan and fire exits, safe assembly points and the corresponding rules to safeguard oneself. The facilitators explained the working of a fire extinguisher using the acronym PASS (Pull, Aim, Squeeze and Sweep) to impart learning on the usage of the device in any unforeseen emergency. In addition, certain useful tips were shared - the Stop, Drop and Roll tip for clothes, DEAL - to drop everything and leave and several others. The entire drill was highly informative and through the integration of the 4H approach, deep etched and essential knowledge was provided to the students.


Senior Wing celebrated Earth Day Safeguarding

Earth with Sustainable Solutions Every day is Earth Day, if we start investing in a secure climate future right now.

The students from classes IX -XII, observed the phenomenal Earth Day 2022 by partaking in immersive activities like Poster Making and Paragraph Writing in tandem with the theme of Earth Day 2022, \' Invest in Your Planet\'. The students wielded the brushes and penned thought provoking, sustainable practices in daily lives like carpool, repurposing garments, planting saplings and switching off appliances when not in use. The students during class discussions shared and voiced their concern to implement green changes in their daily chores. The learners observed S.O.S. i.e. \'Switch Off Something\' in their respective classrooms as they switched off the lights and fans for a minute to support the cause. The students also pledged to combat planetary crisis such as biodiversity loss, pollution and climate change by adopting a conscious sustainable practices.



Refreshing and Rewarding: Recapitulation Sessions in Middle Wing

Reinforcing and Concept Building sessions in Middle Wing were conducted. After a fun filled activity oriented week, the students from clases VI to VIII attended classes based on concept strengthening with the sim to minimize the learning gap to the minimum.The splendid sessions in consonance with sustainable learning highlighted the concerns which were aptly discussed in classroom. The students displaying the sense of belongingness and accountability, voiced the issues and shared the sustainable solutions.The immersive learning sessions focused on the key concepts. The activities not only went along way in minimizing the learning gap but also strengthened the 21st century skills like critical and creative thinking alongwith collaborative approach. In English language, students did Advertisement Writing, Paragraph Writing and Parts of a Speech. In Hindi language Hindi language concepts like Bhasha, Boli and Varna Vichaar were thoroughly drilled through splendid writing activities. Mathematics emphasized on Forming, Comparing and ordering numbers, Indian and international number system along with expanded and standard forms and operations with numbers to name a few. Science classes reiterated concepts like Safety and First Aid and adaptation in animals. In Social Science, revision of Map and Symbols, Our Environment alongwith Inspiring Personalities engrossed learners in creative activities.In French,Introduction to French, Basic salutation and culture of France alongwith \'Explanation of subject ( je,tu,il,Elle)\' kept learners enthusiasm high during all class sessions. Sanskrit witnessed a thorough reinforcement grammatical concepts like dhatu roop and types of lakaar. It was rich learning experience for the students as they recalled and strengthened the core concepts in all the subjects.



Evocative English Week

Readers today, leaders tomorrow

The first day of school began with a delightful interaction between teacher and students. The week commenced with teacher explaining the students about the maintenance of textbooks, notebooks and index followed by the five assignments that is mind map, keywords, dictation, questions - answers and reflection of the lesson. The first activity in English subject was \'Fastest Reader Activity\' in which every student got the chance to read the paragraph with a good pace and correct pronunciation. The activity spanned over for two days ensured that every child got the opportunity to read. Picture Composition followed next in which a picture was shown in the classroom and the students had to describe it in their own words with a suitable title. The next activity was \"Listen and Answer\", testing out their listening power. All the activities curated for this week was to make sure that all the skills are refreshed and developed. The next activity i.e. Advertisement Making unveiled the creative potential of young learners as they designed advertisement for their favourite brand. The activities are important part of curricullum as they sharpened and refined the four language skills i.e. listening, reading, speaking and writing. The entire week was a rich, joyous learning experience.



Augmenting Social Science Week

Social Science means inventing a certain brand of human we can understand.

To ensure that there are no learning gaps among students in Social Science , numerous activities were conducted in middle wing during a week long concepts strengthening classrooms sessions. On Day 1, participated in Map Skill Activity as they marked the states and their capitals on India map. World map highlighted identifying and labelling continents and oceans in classes VI -VIII. \'Draw National Symbols of India\' as the second activity conduted in classes VI -VIII garnered much creativity as students even penned the importance of national symbols. \'Writing the Preamble\' conducted in classes VII and VIII once again reiterated the meaning and significance of the Preamble and that how it is a prelude to the Constitution of India. An engaging worksheet based on cross word puzzle and word search given to the students from classes VI to VIII enhanced their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students participated in all the the activities strengthening the 21st century skills like Creative and Critical Thinking, Problem solving and Literacy. The well planned activities were much in tandem with SDGs 2030 like Goal:4- Quality Education Goal: 15-Life on Land and Goal :16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.



International Earth Day

‘The Earth is what we all share in common’.

On April 22, Friday, the Pre-Primary and Primary Wing students of The Indian Heights School celebrated the International Earth Day with their elevated spirits and energy. The momentous occasion was marked a special assembly, hosted by the students of III Lily, with their detailed information and knowledge on the need to preserve and protect the green planet Earth. A special campaign drive was organised by the facilitators and students, to impart necessary learnings as future inhabitants of the world. The vibrant Green Ambassadors, also pledged their support for the Earth Hour, to ensure zero light consumption for a minute across their homes, contributing their bit to conserve the planet. An illustrative Earth Day worksheet was also filled by the students. Dressed in green attire, it was indeed a zealous day as the learners shared different methods one can adopt to restore the depleting resources and generate awareness. The tiny tots showcased their zeal and creativity through the Leaf printing and ‘Sow a Seed’ activity. The toddlers also got dressed in their ethnic best and represented themselves as resources of Earth to impart learning. To manifest the occasion, a signature highlight was the SOS initiative- wherein all electronic gadgets were tuned off for a minute to disseminate awareness. The parent community projected their innate happiness and pledged their support to restore the planet with their active participation in the signature campaign, which was a real delight to witness. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, addressed the gathering and shed light on the global efforts being undertaken by several organisations to sustain the flora and fauna. She also appreciated the commendable efforts of the students in hosting the assembly. The Principal and the Management applauded the extended their heartfelt wishes and conveyed their hope for a greener, cleaner and richer planet Earth.



World Creativity and Innovation Day

\" Innovation is the opportunity to visuslise and bring a change in the larger benefit of all.\"

Contributing towards the goal of a healthy and sustainable world, the students from Class XII- B, conducted a thought provoking Morning assembly themed \'World Creativity and Innovation Day\'. The assembly commenced with an invigorating thought of the day and new word for the day. The students shared amazing facts about being creative and innovative. The facts also highlighted other major observances like National Civil Services Day (April 21) and World Earth Day( April 22) to name a few. High on SDGs 2030, the students reiterated Goal No-9, I.e. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and stressed that how a digital society can adapt the knowledge, expertise and resources to make the world a better place. The class teacher in her address emphasized to develop the concept of \'Value from Innovation\' while creating a sustainable society.



Assembly on World Heritage Day

\"People without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like trees without roots.\"

With the aim of spreading awareness about the importance of safeguarding our traditional and cultural heritages, which carry long and illustrious histories, the students of Manas House observed WORLD HERITAGE DAY through an invigorating assembly on April 18, 2022, highlighting the importance of the day. With supporting facts, vocabulary word and thought of the day, the students emphasised on the importance of Heritage and Culture in human civilizations. The House Mistress, Ms. Varsha Kumar, alarmingly presented the facts regarding World Heritage Sites and encouraged the students related to conservation, preservation and promotion of the World Heritage Sites. The Assembly concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem.



Macrocosm Week Environment Puzzle and Collage Making

As the students of the Primary Wing in TIHS celebrate the ‘Macrocosm Week’ - The World is One, a plethora of diverse activities were organised for the children of Grades I and II on April 20, 2022. The Environment Puzzle and Collage Making Activity were organised to sensitize the learners on the need to preserve our surroundings. It was an exciting time, as the learners showcased theit innate creativity through the ‘tear and paste’ activity. The Headmistress guided the students on the significance of numerous cultures and the concept of ‘think local, act global.’ The enrichment of knowledge proved to be an echoing success.



Macrocosm Week Collage Making Activity

Macrocosm - The World is one.
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is a Sanskrit phrase which means \"The world is one family\".To create awareness about the cultural heritage,monuments & conserving them worldwide Macrocosm Week was celebrated in The Indian Heights School .Celebrating important days in school is an integral part of learning and building a strong connection with the world around us. As a part of the Macrocosm Week ,a Collage Making Activity with the theme \" The Beauty of world\" was conducted in Little Steps on April 20, 2022 in school.Children were told to bring magazine & newspaper cutouts of different monuments, flowers & gardens.The Facilitator told the importance of Monuments and old buildings which must be preserved because they are the symbol of a nation\'s rich history and past which makes the place a beautiful place to live.Under the guidance of facilitator collage of beautiful monuments & gardens was prepared by children.Children thoroughly enjoyed pasting pictures & learning names of so many new places around the world. The school headmistress Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti through her lively presence encouraged the students of little steps. It was an amazing learning experience which had a long-lasting effect on each student. All the students were happy and enjoyed to the fullest.



Learning by Doing

‘Actions speak louder than words’.

‘Learning by doing’, is what the ethos of TIHS stands for. To inculcate healthy learning in the minds of the children, an interesting Dumb Charades activity was conducted for the students of Class 3 at The Indian Heights School. The ideology was to introduce the pedagogical concept of Subject and Predicate in English through an illustrative and immersive activity, following the 4H approach. The learners explored their latent bodily-kinesthetic and cognitive skills to acquire the understanding. Learning is indeed fun and progressive in the corridors of this contemporary thinking school!



World Heritage Day

‘A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and souls of its people’.

On April 18, the dynamic students of the Primary Wing at TIHS, celebrated World Heritage Day with great gusto and pomp.
The facilitators shared an illustrative and detailed presentation with the learners. Interesting videos on the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites were shown to expand their knowledge. An informative worksheet on the importance and unique facts was conducted in the classes.The Headmistress , Ms Meghana Dungrakoti imparted her words of wisdom on the historical significance associated with the monuments and advised the young minds to research on the popular heritage sites. It was an activity and learning oriented day!



Ambedkar Jayanti and Baisakhi Special Assembly

‘Life should be great rather than long’.

These golden words by Dr. BR Ambedkar hold true even today. To celebrate the important occasions of Ambedkar Jayanti and Baisakhi, a special assembly was organised for the students of the Primary Wing. The children also actively took part in interesting activities- Worksheet Solving and expressing their views on the occasions. Illustrative presentations and interactive videos were shown to the students. The tiny tots of Little Steps immersed themselves in a fun activity on Paper Crumbling and Corn Impression Designing, to impart the significance associated with the harvest festival. The Headmistress ,Ms Meghana Dungrakoti shared her valuable words of wisdom and enlightened the learners with the invaluable teachings of Baba Saheb. The management and the principal also conveyed their heartfelt greetings of the festival to everyone.
It was indeed a joyous day in the corridors of TIHS.



TIHS celebrates Ambedkar Jayanti and Baisakhi

At TIHS, every moment students spend is a promising opportunity to learn. Special assemblies, in school are conducted with a noble endeavour to highlight the relevance of important festivals and observances. So, with Baisakhi and Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti around the corner, the students of classes I to XII took it upon themselves to mark these occasions with a special presentation through a special assembly conducted on April 13, 2022. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by amazing and knowledgeable facts about the two festivals. The assembly high on SDGs 2030, conveyed the essence of harvest festivals as celebration of sustainable lifestyle. The students apprised the gathering about the importance of traditional sustainable  practices like worshipping food, eating healthy and wellness. They also urged the student populace to follow sustainable living habits like eating natural and fresh food instead of industrial food and further to show their respect to the farmers suggested that  one should  visit an organic farm or agricultural land during the festive holidays instead of malls or adventure parks. The school choir lend a festive melody to the celebration as they sang a group song singing their hearts out highlighting the valuable contributions of Dr B.R. Ambedkar. An invigorating and energetic dance performance on Baisakhi set the celebration rolling as the students cheered and applauded the performances. The school Principal in her address reminded the students about the underlying principle for celebrating festivals is to learn and imbibe good values. Highlighting the opulence festive celebrations comprising of Ambedkar Jayanti, Baisakhi,Good Friday and Mahavir Jayanti she urged students to always question Why, What and Where as guiding words to know about the celebrations around. The school management also conveyed their festive greetings and good wishes to the entire school fraternity. The assembly concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem.



Science department conducts engaging activity for classes VI to VIII

“ Science is self sufficient activity that enriches mankind ”

To ensure that there are no learning gaps among the students in Science subject , various activities were conducted in middle wing. On the first day of the week to increase the awareness on components of food and deficiency diseases, a cross word puzzle was performed in class.Students participated in an activity where in they have to segregate the material into biodegradable and non - biodegradable products. Students gained knowledge on biodegradable and non non biodegradable products. They also participated in designing an activity on air pressure where they learnt about the properties of air. On second day , a activity on components of food was conducted where the students described what they had in their breakfast though beautiful drawings on A4 size sheet which reflected components of food in their breakfast. A role play on solar system was conducted to encourage students envolvement in team work. An engaging activity related to indian scientist and their inventions and discoveries was conducted in class rooms. Students enthusiastically participated in a quiz on the above topics which fulfilled their curiosity on scientific inventions and discoveries. Overwhelmed , they also participated actively in group discussion on various topic provided to them. They expressed their views freely and discussed the diverse perspectives. Through the activities conducted in Science, students acquired and strengthened 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving.



Enrichment activities conducted by Mathematics Department in Middle Wing

Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.’

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. To welcome back students from online to offline, the teachers in the Middle Wing prepared some fun activities to start a new beginning for learning. In Mathematics, students did some experiential learning activities from which they recapitulated their concepts. Initially, students of class VI , VII and VIII started with general warm up about importance of Mathematics in everyday life. Students gave their real-life examples to relate with it. On day two, students watched a documentary movie in the school auditorium on Great Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan – ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’. Students learnt lots of inspiring facts about Ramanujan’s Life. On third day, students prepared presentation on Mathematicians and spoke few lines in class amongst the peer group. Day four, engaged students in worksheet on Famous mathematicians to enhance their knowledge about their contribution. And finally on day five,students did some art integrated activities for better concept understanding using matchsticks,straws and toothpicks on an A4 size sheet. Class VI did Angles making , class VII Triangle making and Class VIII made types of Polygons along with Crossword puzzles on Number system, Operations with numbers and Geometrical Shapes.



Middle Wing celebrates Fit As a Fiddle Week

“Its health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”

To ensure student\'s awareness on mental and physical wellbeing and bolster student\'s participation, every year \"Health and Wellness Week\' is celebrated in the month of April.The objective of the week is to encourage overall physical wellness which balances physical activity, nutrition and mental well-being to keep body fit.
In lieu of this , plethora of activities were conducted for Middle wing and Senior Wing students. In Middle Wing, students of class VI,prepared a greeting card for health care providers as a token of gratitude.Class VII students wrote a letter and shared pictures with their friends and family members. Students learnt the significant roles their loved ones play in their life for their mental wellbeing. Students from class VIII, designed a time table for a healthy routine.The activity strengthened the concept to creat time for building a healthy quotient.An edifying workshop attended by the girls from classes VI to VIII by the school counsellor on personal hygiene and menstrual cycle further enlightened them on the two crucial topics. A special Assembly on commemorating World Health Day further acquainted the students about the benefits of good health, strong immunity and following Covid protocols.The students from the senior wing participated in week long, fitness activities focussing on fitness components like muscular strength and endurance, body composition, balance, coordination and agility.The students engaged in multiple activities ranging from warm ups to stretching exercises.The students enthusiastically participated in all the activities conducted during the \'Health and Wellness Week\' and learnt to practice and nurture good health and wellness and immunity in their daily life.



Primary Wing hosted Assembly on Fit As A Fiddle

‘Each new day is an opportunity to improve yourself’.

On April 8, Friday, the students of Class V of the Primary wing hosted the assembly.The theme, ‘Fit As A Fiddle’ was chosen as a part of the ongoing weekly celebrations. Healthy eating habits and fitness tips were shared by the students to enhance the learning of the children. The Headmistress, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti presided over the assembly and addressed the entire gathering with her pearls of wisdom. She disseminated information on the importance of maintaining a healthy routine and building endurance continuously. The assembly culminated on a positive note.



Fruit Chaat making activity

Fruit is nature’s candy! Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Fruits hold an imperative role in our dietary needs. They are not only a source of great nutritional value, but also occupy a pivotal place because of minimum preparation and vast popularity amongst all age group. With this notion, the children of Little Steps, in the Pre-Primary Wing at The Indian Heights School whole-heartedly participated in the ‘Fruit-Chaat’ making activity. The students carried a seasonal fruit of their choice and curated an artisanal wholesome fruit bowl, which was served fresh and relished by the tiny tots. The facilitators reiterated the significance of incorporating fruits as a part of their daily meal intake, synonymous with the ‘Fit As A Fiddle’ week. The Headmistress of the School, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti motivated the budding learners to eat better and healthier. She imparted information on the role played by fresh fruit preparations, in the growth and development of human bodies. The School Management and the Principal also extended their wishes to everyone observing the ‘Health is Wealth’ Week.



Earthquake Evacuation Drill Class VI -XII

“Preparedness is the calm before, during and after the storm.” 


An earthquake drill and preparedness activity was executed in the school on April 8, 2022, to create awareness and preparedness during calamities. The main aim of the drill was to build courage and confidence amongst students and develop leadership skills. As per the guidance of the school principal, the staff members and the scout team positioned themselves at pre decided vantage points to guide and assist the students as soon as the alarm went off. The students were trained to be alert, quick and responsible, follow instructions, maintain calm and avoid panic to avert stampede and casualties. The students quickly moved out in proper lines. They were evacuated from the school building within 3 minutes. As regular evacuation drills are being conducted every month, students are trained to reach the safe designated areas allocated for each class in case of any emergency. Head count was done by the class teachers to ensure the presence of everyone. Special training has been imparted to the staff members to handle crisis and give first-aid relief if required. The mock drill was also conducted to apprise everyone on how to perform – Drop, Cover and Hold-on, a quake safe action designed to protect lives and prevent injuries from falling and flying objects. The drill focused on activation of the full response system, incorporated decision making and life safety aspects. This was followed by a review session by the school principal, wherein she announced the end of the drill and appreciated the students as the drill was successfully implemented and nobody was injured because the routines were systematic and everybody cooperated during the activity.



Workshop on Menstruation and Personal Hygiene for Classes VI-VIII

The Indian Heights School, as a part of Health and Wellness Week, conducted a workshop for Girls of classes VI-VIII, aiming at spreading awareness about Menstruation and Personal Hygiene on April 07, 2022. The target age group is undergoing physical, social and emotional changes to which they find it difficult to adapt. Adolescent girls hesitate to discuss the concerns with their parents or peer group, and tend to miss school during the onset of their menstrual cycles. The School Counsellor, Ms. Aayushi Tanwer, revolved the discussion around the biological aspects of menstruation, it\'s importance, and the ways one can manage it. The Coordinator, Ms. Bindu Sangwan, emphasised on the cultural taboos and hesitation that exists between mothers and daughters. Thus, it becomes imperative for the schools to take interventions regarding the issue and spread awareness among the children.



WORLD HEALTH DAY

“The body achieves what the mind believes”.

Back to school and back to offline activities! April 07, popularly known as World Health Day, is a landmark day amidst the current times. A part of the ‘Fit as a Fiddle’ week, a healthy breakfast eating activity was conducted for the students of the Primary Wing at The Indian Heights School. The excited learners enjoyed a hearty healthy meal with their facilitators, along with a discussion on the importance of maintaining healthy eating and hygiene habits. The significance of World Health Day coined by the World Health Organization was imparted to the children. The Headmistress , Ms Meghana Dungrakoti shared her valuable insights with the learners and educated them on the meticulous approach one must follow, to inculcate a disciplined routine and sustainable eating habits in order to turn out as strong individuals. The entire experience proved to be a bonding session between the educators and students, with an interactive discussion on the essence of staying ‘healthy’. It was indeed a fruitful start to the new session!



Assembly on World Health Day

Celebrating the spirit of being alive and bestowed with good health, the students of the class XII-A observed World Health Day through an invigorating Assembly on April 07,2022 highlighting the importance of the day. The theme of the World Health Day 2022, \'Our Planet,Our Health\', aptly conveyed the need of good health. With supportive thought of the day and vocabulary word, the students apprised the gathering about the alarming facts and SDGs 2030 connected with the celebration of the day. In her  address the class incharge, stressed on the need to strictly follow CAB i.e. Covid Appropriate Behaviour. She further urged students to be thankful for a healthy life. The Assembly concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem.



MIDDLE WING WELCOMES BACK THEIR YOUNG LEARNERS TO SCHOOL

“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.”

From past two years the corridors, classrooms, infact every nook and corner of the school missed the chirping and enthusiasm of the students. The Middle Wing of the school welcomed back the pioneers, the budding, aspiring learners to offline classes. With adventures online,it\'s time now to take them back to real world. Students and teachers were equally excited to be back on physical mode of teaching learning. We at TIHS understand that transition from online to offline is challenging yet exciting and new for students The caring and affectionate teachers were ready to take students to explore and embark on this beautiful journey of learning, Subject teachers prepared constructive worksheets, where students will learn by performing multiple activities. It was a fun filled day where they met their virtual friends in real life. School follows CAB covid appropriate behaviour making sure that our students are safe and sound. Indeed new bonds are made and last one grew stronger.



First Cry @ TIHS

As a new day dawned the Pre-Primary Wing, the doors to the Little Steps opened on April 5 for the tiny tots. Kindergarten is a stepping stone to the learner’s foundation, and our toddlers entered the corridors of school life directly from their homes, for the first time! The bundles of nervousness and excitement looked whimsical, as they appeared freshly bloomed from a nascent bud, waiting to spread its colourful petals out. A host of activities were conducted by the energetic facilitators, involving games, poems, joy ride and swings. The new academic session commenced on an embedded positive note, filing the atmosphere with overwhelming emotions. The other children too seemed enthralled with the notion of ‘back to school’ as the grin on their faces was evident. Each little angel was welcomed with open arms and endearing smiles, making them feel at home right from the inaugural day.The children expressed themselves through a myriad range of emotions- making the day memorable and thought provoking. The Pre-Primary and Primary wing facilitators were extremely thoughtful in interacting with the hopeful parents, mingling with the kids as one of them and immersing themselves in all the diverse activities. Indeed, it was a rocking start for the first time scholars, with their cheerful cry resounding in the classrooms as a symbolisation of vibrancy and jubilance. The Management , Principal and the staff wishes each of the learners a year filled with meaningful learning, positivity and abundant fun.



New Academic Session 2022-23

“Let today be the start of something new”.

Time to rise. Time for school. Time to shine has arrived.
The Primary Wing of TIHS at last opened its doors, for the new Academic Session 2022-23, as the Offline classes resumed in full swing after a hiatus of two long years. The eventful day seemed short, with the plethora of activities and games conducted across the classes. A conventional ‘Welcome Back’ assembly was conducted by the facilitators, to accord a memorable welcome to all the children. Presided over by the respected Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, she addressed the gathering and applauded the students for emerging triumphant since the onset of the pandemic. Her valuable message on organising and absorbing the learning process boosted the morale high. As the day progressed, the corridors were finally filled with hustle, the classes regained their chatter and chirp, the learners were excited and jubilant to come to the school, something which they had all dreamt of. They were accorded a thunderous welcome, familiarised with their revamped school infrastructure and the team of facilitators. The school management extended their appreciation to the children for returning back with increased enthusiasm and spirit. The headmistress , Ms Meghana Dungrakoti welcomed the children and apprised the learners on the role played by the educators during the online classes, guidelines on Covid Appropriate Behaviour.She congratulated them on their commendable academic performances. With the engaging activities, the learners thoroughly indulged themselves, with the inherent happiness radiating through their innocent smiles. The entire fraternity was thrilled to have the vibrancy and joy of the young minds all around, making April 1, the new day begin with a bang!



TIHS Students Attend Live Streaming of Pariksha Pe Charcha

The students from The Indian Heights School attended fifthe edition, the live streaming of the most awaited Annual Interaction of Hon’ble Prime Minister in the event, ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022’ on April01, 2022. The interaction is held every year at Talkatora Stadium to address the fears and apprehensions students have before writing their final exams. The programme commenced with the inaugural address by Union Home Minister, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan .Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the queries of the students through diverse channels namely, via video, audio, written fax and Namo App. He further suggested that students should be away from panic environment and that attempt examinations like a festival. Addressing the query on online mode and distraction, he urged the students to connect  with inner self as it is more joyous than using a gadget. Self-introspection is very important. To reap the benefits of NEP2020, Prime Minister urged the education departments and teachers to implement NEP 2020 at all possible levels. The live interaction covered core issues like pressure from parents, technology is a boon and not a bane, no discrimination between online and offline learning, how specially abled people transform their weakness into their strengths, mind is more powerful not the media and that every child, every student is unique. As a motivational and unique activity , Prime Minister advised the students to write a letter to exam highlighting the preparedness and hard work done to be more confident. The informative and interactive session was indeed a rich learning, elevating and inspiring  experience for the students especially from classes X and XII. The students expressed their joy as they applauded and cheered the solutions suggested while watching the session.



TIHS LENDS A ZEALOUS AND WARM WELCOME TO THE LEARNERS

The corridors and portals of the school resonated with much awaited chirping, laughter and euphoric sounds of the learners as the school opened its portals for the much awaited physical learning in classrooms on April 1, 2022. Through a special school assembly conducted by the facilitators, for the students from class III to XII, the entire fraternity was overwhelmed to welcome the learners for the new beginning with new hopes. The morning assembly commenced on an auspicious note with morning prayers followed by one minute meditation. The invigorating Thought for the Day, New Vocabulary word, News Headlines further apprised the learners about the current concerns. The facts on SDGs acquainted the students about the relevance of Sustainable Development, Sustainable education and especially SDG No-4, i.e. Quality Education. The welcome song expressed the joy and happiness as the mellifluous choir struck the melodious chords welcoming everyone. The school Principal in her welcome address advised the students to follow the Covid protocols and stay healthy. She further encouraged the students to accept all challenges as testing waters. The school management also conveyed their best wishes to the students and the entire faculty for a fruitful, joyous and healthy learning journey in the new academic session 2022-23. The assembly concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem.



TIHS CONDUCTS ORIENTATION SESSION FOR VI- XII

The Indian Heights School organized an invigorating Orientation  Session for the parents of  classes VI to XII on March 29,2022.The illuminating Session commenced with the general welcome of the new parents. Following and adhering to the principle that school, parents and teachers form a beautiful and constructive trilogy to work for the overall development and growth of a child. The appraising session highlighted the core aspects of the school namely the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies and the co- scholastic activities, safety and security measures in school and other new initiatives undertaken in the new Academic Session. The vibrant and informative Session conducted by the school coordinators Ms. Bindu Sangwan and Mr. Rajesh Kumar Jha convincingly conveyed and apprised the parents about the assessments, syllabus break-up and criterion therein. The parents were also made aware of the changing scenario in education, culture and working atmosphere of the school. The orientation garnered applause from the parents as they were overwhelmed to join as the new members in the fraternity and voiced their ardent support and trust  in all future endeavours of the school.



TIHS commenced the Orientation Programme for the Primary Wing

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

With these words from Plutarch, The Indian Heights School commenced the Orientation Programme for the Primary Wing. At the outset, wishes were extended to the parents as they take the first step with us in this new journey of their child’s education. The edifying session was presided by the respected School Headmistress, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti who initiated the session by welcoming the new parents and students to the TIHS fraternity. She touched base with school’s mission and vision, school rules, general code of conduct, safety and security measures in school and effective channels of communication between parents and school. The parents were also apprised with the changing scenario in education, culture and working atmosphere of the school. She also introduced the facilitators for the upcoming session and ensured the parents of holistic development of their child, apace with 4H of learning through an array of interactive activities involving the parents. To conclude the interactive and promising session, general queries were acknowledged by the Headmistress assuring parents that, \"Action cures fear.\" We aren\'t scared. We\'re prepared!



TIHS CONDUCTS ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR LITTLE STEPS

‘A parent is a teacher at home; a teacher is a parent in school and the child is the centre of our universe’.

Pursuing this universal adage, The Indian Heights school organized an orientation session for the parents of Little Steps on March 28, 2022. The day commenced with the general welcome of the excited parents. The edifying session aimed to familiarize the parents, “as partners in progress”, with the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies and the wide array of co- scholastic activities. The occasion was graced with the exuberant presence of the Chief Guest, Mr. Kamalneet Singh, a renowned mindset coach & a Life Skills evangelist also well known as the Teenage Mindset Coach , TEDx Speaker, Josh Talks Speaker and a Changepreneur. In his talk session, Mr. Singh apprised the gathering on the basic principles and guidelines, to be imbibed by every learner. The session acquainted everyone present on the finer nuances of good parenting, encouraging a healthy communication between parent and the child at all possible levels. The School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain in her address, spoke of the school’s mission and vision, school rules, general code of conduct, safety and security measures in school and effective channels of communication between parents and school . The parents were also made aware of the changing scenario in education, culture and working atmosphere of the school. The Headmistress extended her deepest appreciation for the parent body in choosing this esteemed institution over the counterparts and placing their trust in the organisation’s ethos, to educate their children in a holistic environment. She assured of visible and quality experience, a true hallmark of learning. The orientation programme proved to be a sincere effort in educating the parents to look after and guide their children in an impeccable manner. The interactive and informative session won appreciation of the parents from all corners, as they supported the new initiatives and volunteered to lend their support and cooperation in all the future endeavours ahead. A vibrant welcome to the growing TIHS fraternity members indeed!



Graduation Day Ceremony

‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams’.

Graduation is a calendar marked event in a parent’s life. To see their child transition from one stage of learning to another, makes this day etched in the memory for a lifetime. The Kindergarten graduation, is a jubilee occasion, when one witnesses and reflects on the journey swayed by. The twinkling eyes emit the radiance of the beautiful dreams waiting to be achieved. The Pre-Primary Wing of The Indian Heights School held their offline Graduation Day Ceremony for the students of STEP-II, on March 26. The event was presided by the revered School Chairperson Ma’am, Ms Madhu Gupta, Chief Guest- Dr Mahinder Singh Yadav, Head of Dental Department, Medoes Hospital and the Guest of Honnour- Ms Sanjana Mahajan, Entrepreneur and Career Counsellor. The show was a roaring success with a culmination of myriad presentations, felicitation ceremony, the dance and music renditions and the show’a highlight, ‘Quaranshine’ - a Choreodrama which was thoroughly enjoyed by the parents and the guests. The Guests in their address congratulated and motivated the young lads to work hard as success occurs when opportunity meets preparation. The School Principal, Ms Archana Narain graced the occasion with her encouraging words suggesting parents to be stay positive and students to work hard to achieve their dreams. The Headmistress , Ms Meghana Dungrakoti culminated the programme with the vote of thanks extending her gratitude towards the management, guests, parents, teachers and students. She also mentioned that how each little effort made everyday turn into big results. The School Management conveyed their heartiest wishes on this momentous day to all the wonderful graduating wizards of Little Steps and hoped for a future filled with joy and laughter for them.

At the end we all say proudly, Congratulations!

May God bless these tiny ‘Graduates’, as they aviate in their path to formal learning, to touch the sky with glory!
You’re Kindergarten Grads!



TIHS Conducts a Session on Stream Selection & New Age Careers

“The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”

The Indian Heights School firmly believes in imparting education that is holistic and equips the learners to explore the new horizons thereby transforming them into future ready citizens. In the said perspective, Career workshops provide an open field of guidance, consultancy, and exploration of multiple career options for students. Continuing with the ardent spirit to provide quality learning, the students of Class X and XII attended a wonderful and informative session on Stream Selection and New Age Careers organised in collaboration with Karan Consultants and IIHM, Delhi on March 22, 2022.

The guest speaker for the day, Mrs. Meenu Bhargava, engaged the students with her incredible ice breaking activities, post which she shed light on the new emerging careers and the plethora of career paths that are in tune with their skill set and interest. The session provided an insight into the steps for successful career planning. The second guest speaker of the day, Mr. Dipankar Bhattacharya, the university representative from IIHM, Delhi –provided an insight and glimpse into the working field of Hospitality and Management. The guest speakers ensured that the students get a clear perspective for the long run. The invigorating session provided valuable guidelines to students on new and updated trends in 21st century career options. The Q. A Round witnessed an overwhelmed participation from students as they raised their queries which were aptly addressed by the resource person. The day was a rich and illuminating learning experience for the entire student populace.



TIHS Teaching Faculty attended an Informative and Interactive workshop

Educators attend an invigorating and enriching session by Fliplearn

The teaching faculty from The Indian Heights School attended an informative and interactive workshop on 17 March, 2022 organized by Fliplearn, a renowned digital learning platform for students and teachers. The resource person Dr Suman Jalani , Learning and Development Head at Fliplearn and Mr Anil Mukherjee, Regional Manager, acquainted the educators about the new and updated features of Fliplearn. The session with the main highlight on its new add on HTS i.e Homework Transformation System, apprised the teachers about its basic usage and time managing approach. The session highlighted otheruser-friendly features like class management, NEP 2020 based activities, automated assessment, case studies, annotations to assess the work done, lesson plans incorporated and a notice board to name a few. During the Q-A Round, the teachers discussed their queries which were aptly addressed by Dr Jalani. The workshop concluded with teachers looking enthusiastic for another workshop as they would use the feature and share the feedback for the same.



TIHS conducts a trilogy of invigorating learning sessions for the students of VIII-XII

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven\'t found it yet, keep looking. Don\'t settle.”

The students from classes VIII –XII attended a highly informative and interactive session covering a three core connecting issues i.e. ‘Career Fair ’, ‘Gender Sensitization’ and ‘Musical Production’ on March 12, 2022. The session on Career Fair witnessed a rich confluence of universities across the nation. Based on the theme ‘ Careers of the Future and Future of Careers’ the enlightening and exuberant session on career counseling provided important guidelines when it comes to opting for career options for future. The representatives from the concerned universities acquainted the students about the scope and other important aspects during one-to-one interaction. Second Session on ’Gender Sensitization’ garnered an interactive and active participation from the students as they discussed the terms, taboos and notions associated when it comes to gender equality and gender stereotype. The students shared some real life incidents to connect with the topic. A highly enthusiastic and zealous participation of the students in the final session of the day on ‘Music Production’ and ‘Podcast’ guided and apprised the students on the intricate details like videography, editing, launching one’s own musical number and how to begin with one’s own podcast were aptly covered through informative slide share. The school principal, Ms Archana Narain in her address urged the students to make optimum use of the opportunities available and rediscover their innate talents and potentials. The students gained an in depth knowledge during each session and imbibed a lot to update themselves on current trends in career planning.



Virtual Ted Talk

“You are never too small to make a difference”.

To enlighten the young minds, an exclusive virtual Ted Talk was organised on March 11, 2022 for the students of classes III-V. The vibrant speaker, Ms. Aarna Srivastav, CEO - Youth Environment for Change, a child prodigy who has received the title of the Youngest Recipient of the Mahila Vishisht Ratna Samman 2022 by Union Minister for Women and Child development led the session and motivated the learners to join her widely applauded project - ‘Plastic Shoonya’. The interactive session was also presided by the respected School Principal Ms Archana Narain. Ma’am in her address encouraged the students to become the ‘warriors of climate change’ as no contribution is small in regard to the environment. The School Headmistress also motivated the students to turn into ‘mighty mite’ and bring about small yet powerful changes in the environment around them. Overall, the invigorating session was enjoyed by the student populace and has catalysed the young climate warriors to wake up and lead this country forward with their efforts.



Table Etiquettes - The Art of Dining

The Indian Heights School, situated in Sector 23, Dwarka, New Delhi organised an exclusive session on ‘Table Etiquettes - The Art of Dining’. To apprise the students of Little Steps, a live demonstration on the varied Table Manners was organised on March 10, 2022. They were educated on the social rules and hygiene protocols to follow, while consuming their meals. The insightful session involved active participation of the tiny tots, to grasp an understanding of cutlery and glassware usage. It was indeed an edifying talk, which widened their scope of horizon and taught them the art of effective dining.



International Womens Day

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform”.

This International Women’s Day on March 8, the virtual celebration in the corridors of TIHS was a one to remember. Keeping the theme of Gender Equality as the premise, an illustrative Presentation on ‘Renowned Female Personalities’ was showcased to the learners. The achievements and contributions of diverse inspirational women were applauded. The tiny tots of Little Steps, took part in the ‘Dress-n-Depict’ activity, with zealous fervour and enthusiasm. They dressed up as noteworthy women figures and shared information about them. The Chairperson was elated to share her special greetings and appreciation towards the facilitators of the institution. The golden words by the principal on the strength and resilience of a woman struck a deep chord with everyone. The Headmistress, conveyed her heartfelt wishes to all the women educators and encouraged them to be the flag-bearers in all their endeavours. Her powerful words served as a reminder to celebrate the spirit of womanhood and strive to have an invincible character every day.



Happy Grandparents Day

Happy Grandparents Day



Virtual Special Assembly on Club Culmination

“You can’t wait for an inspiration, you have to go after it with a club”.

Self-learning is a true expression of one’s creativity, ability and happiness. In an endeavour to witness the diverse range of skills acquired by every leaner, the Primary Wing of TIHS organised a virtual Special Assembly on February 24, themed on ‘Club Culmination’, to showcase the plethora of creative activities conducted by the different clubs - Eco & Heritage, Health & Wellness, Flameless Cooking, Theatre, SUPW and Peer Interact & Public Speaking, throughout the ongoing academic year.
With delightful and illustrative video presentations, the respective Club Incharges showcased the objectives and learning outcomes, the memorable good times and the multifaceted topics covered by them, to project and manifest the personalities of their club members. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, was astonished to witness the appreciable hard work and enthusiasm putforth by every club member. Her words of encouragement and applause for the educators, learners and the parents struck a deep chord with the audience. It was indeed an edifying session, leaving everyone nostalgic and proud.



Show and Tell competition

Evolve with Words!
Show and Tell competition was organized virtually as well as physically for the students of Little Steps on February 23, 2022.
‘Show and Tell’ gives children an opportunity to use descriptive language and helps develop speaking and listening skills. The students made effective use of expression and voice modulation and described their favourite toy with confidence. Their presentation skills were enhanced by the enthusiasm and zeal with which they participated. Children have prepared according to the theme and have expressed their feelings, thoughts and emotions through words for their favourite toy. It goes without saying that students’ involvement in individual activity infuse in them originality, self-confidence & self-reliance. The inspiring presentation left no stone unturned to achieve a realistic appraisal of their skills and to discover the power of spoken words. It was an interesting and a thrilling experience for the kids sharing their feelings with peer which provided fun and comfortable learning arena for everyone involved. The headmistress , Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti with her gracious presence encouraged the students for participating in the competition and have appreciated their hardwork as it enables them to enhance their elucidative skills by communicating perception, thought and emotions with words. Overall children had a fantastic day and have expressed themselves confidently.



Middle Wing organised Annual Club Presentation for session 2021-22

“Here’s to bright days ahead and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come and to the memories that we hold.”

Co-curricular activities in school help students sharpen their communication skills, expression skills, public speaking, participation, and a sense of belongingness through different types of activities like debates, extempore, recitation, art and craft, reading, group discussions, and many more. This, in turn, unveils their hidden potentials and moulds them into altogether different individuals, thereby developing their overall personalities. Every learner possesses some form of intelligence, and it is for the facilitators to explore and reveal the same. At TIHS, we leave no stone unturned for our students so that they learn by doing and excel in all the domains. With academic session 2021-22 about to end, the students and teachers from the Middle Wing presented their Final Club Presentation through a virtual celebration. The 8 clubs of the school, each catering and nourishing a skill, rendered a rich learning experience to students. At Heritage Club- working upon handicrafts and rich heritage of India, Quiz Club- enhancing the knowledge, Health and Wellness Club- shedding light on mental and physical wellness, Eco Club- dedicated to the cause of saving the environment, Literary Club- revealing the new age writers and poets, Peer Interact Club- developing confidence and communication skills, MUN Club- bringing United Nations to the school and Theatre Club- giving a powerful platform for self-expression through drama, the activities in each club refined 21st century learning skills high on SDG 2030 goals. As we embark on the journey of the new session, students recalled and projected the ardent year-long hard work and achievement in the Annual Presentation. Students and teachers presented their club’s values, activities, and learning through entertaining videos. The presentation culminated with each club highly optimistic and positive of being more innovative and creative in the next session.



100 Days of Reading Campaign in Middle Wing

Continuing the celebration and reading festival now it’s time to sync our mathematics equations with our reading. Week 6 of the reading campaign was conducted by the Mathematics department where class VI students read “Art is everywhere - Here, There and in everyday objects,’. Class VII displayed their knowledge with “The Secret World of Mehli Go Bhai- The Man Who Found Art Everywhere” and for Class VIII it was “Monumental Maths”. Students participated and read it with full enthusiasm. Reading is incomplete without learning, hence all the classes were assigned follow up activities as well. Students of class VI as follow up activity wrote a Paragraph on “Life Without Mathematics”, whereas class VII students made a poster on ‘Modern Art: Reflecting Art Around the World’ and Class VIII students explained architectural facts on anyone monument of their choice. All the activities planned and designed will go a long way to transform students into will global citizens enriched with Sustainable Development Goals and 21st-century skills. The combined efforts of students and teachers along with continued this reading fevour helped them to develop finer nuances about reading, speaking and even writing. Mathematics has always been on the practical side of life. The reading campaign opened new multidisciplinary portals for students and facilitators alike.



World Scout Day

‘Happy Two’s Tuesday’!

The unique feature of the date February 22, 2022 - being an ambigram and a palindrome number is significant! A once in a lifetime number- the remarkable importance of the number was shared with the learners of the Primary wing! The Headmistress,Ms Meghana Dungrakoti too joined the bandwagon and shared interesting numerical facts with the children. The increased mathematical quotient of the students definitely was a sight to capture!



International Mother Language Day

“Language is the power, life and instrument of a culture”.

February 21, celebrated globally as the ‘International Mother Language Day’, was coined in 1999 by the UNESCO in their conference. The Primary wing students of TIHS also celebrated this eventful day, with an educational discussion and presentation, to increase their general awareness. The learners were sensitized on the central premise of promoting linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism globally. The Headmistress addressed the pupils with her informative words and enlightened them on the need to strengthen their mother tongue along with other spoken languages. It was an informative session for the young minds.



Back to School Season

‘It’s one of the favourite seasons of the year – it’s back to school season!’

The tiny tots of the school, Little Steps set foot in the school premises for the first time; after a long-awaited period. The joy and excitement on their faces transcended into a vibrant and glittering environment. The facilitators welcomed the budding learners with a pleasant smile and carried out a host of playful activities, to accustom them with their new learning ground. To maintain complete safety of the little angels, guidelines and norms on the Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) were reiterated to the students and parents. The eagerness and expressive emotions of the pupils, brimming with anticipation, were a testimony to the wonderful experience the children had on the first day. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, expressed her innate glee and welcomed the nascent students with her warmth and charm. She applauded and congratulated the parents for their support and cooperation in sending the ward(s) for physical classes. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, too extended her heartfelt gratitude and appreciation. Her congeniality and endearing nature struck an immediate chord with the children. It was indeed a gratifying start, as the youngest members of the learning bandwagon enveloped the school corridors with exuberance and contentment.



Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas Jayanti



Pink Colour Day Celebrations

“Pink is just not the colour it’s an attitude!”
Colours add zest and vibrancy to our lives.

Pink resonates with the same spirit and that’s why this was the chosen colour of the month. The students of Little Steps participated amiably in the Pink Day celebrations on February 14, 2022. Adorning their pretty pink coloured outfits, they spoke ardently about their pink objects and toys. The tiny tots were shown rhymes and videos blending with the theme. The importance and affinity towards using pink as a colour as they actively engaged themselves in a hand painting and thumb printing activity, where they all drew a flamingo and a bunny using colour mixing skill to understand the composition of the color pink. The virtual celebration was graced by vivacious addressal by the Head Mistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti who shared and highlighted the relevance of adopting colour pink and complimented the children for their efforts. Overall they had a pinktastic day!



Welcome Back to School

‘It’s one of the favourite seasons of the year – it’s back to school season!’

Often regarded if winter is here, spring isn’t far behind. This was the similar case with the Primary Wing students of TIHS. The rainbow was visible at last and the gloomy clouds had slipped away. The first day of school for the young minds was filled with both excitement and joy. The facilitators welcomed the learners to the campus and conducted playful activities, to accustom them with the environment to a fair extent. The guidelines and norms on Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) were reiterated to the students for their safety and security. The innocent smiles on the faces of the pupils, brimming with confidence were a witness to the long wait they had experienced before returning to their second home again. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, expressed her innate glee and welcomed the children on a highly energetic note. She applauded and congratulated the young minds for their desire to resume physical classes. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, extended her heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the parents who showed their solidarity in sending their wards to the school. Her endearing words to boost the morale of the students and familiarize them with their modified surroundings, resonated with them deeply. It was indeed a beautiful start to the ‘new normal’, as the jubilant expressions of the educators and children enveloped the school corridors with warmth, exuberance and contentment.



Senior Wing Conducts Physical Morning Assembly

The students of the Senior Wing conducted the morning assembly in school ground on the theme ‘The 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly’ on February 11, 2022. The day commenced with mass PT to warm up and reignite the healthy quotient. Next followed the morning prayers where the students expressed their gratitude towards the Almighty for all the blessings around. The students were over –whelmed to conduct the assembly in school ground as they very well-coordinated in an organized manner and filled the entire atmosphere with enthusiasm. New  word, Thought for the Day, Facts and New Headlines were in tandem with the theme as the  students aptly explained the theme of the 7th Assemblyi.e. ‘Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us’ that will bring together women in science, high-level government officials, representatives of international organizations and the private sector to discuss the water nexus in achieving sustainable development. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her address welcomed the students back to the school and encouraged them to be regular in attending school physically. She highlighted the importance of positive self-talk, which should be practiced every day as a powerful tool for increasing self-confidence, productivity and curbing negative emotions. She showered the children with best wishes and blessings for their upcoming examination. The assembly culminated with the rendition of National Anthem.



TIHS Conducts Conclave Battle of Wits 2022

In today’s era of globalization augmenting skills of persuasiveness, debating and negotiating have become obligatory in learning process to nourish learners with ingenuity, leadership skills, mental agility, confidence and commitment to the cause. The students from class VI – XII, participated in “Conclave: Battle of Wits” 2022, under the canopy of MUN. The conclave as an educational simulation comprised of two Conclave Sessions with Agenda 1 – Global Peace and Agenda 2 – Space Race. The event on virtual platform displayed the in-depth research work, strong public speaking along with debating and writing skills. Conclave as a platform for young minds transforms them to grow into thinking, analytical and resolute individuals, with a will and a plan to change the world for the better. The agendas high on SDG 30 set out quantitative objectives across the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.The school principal Ms Archana Narain in her key note address complimented the students for displaying 21st century skills and deliberating on alarming global issues. She further reminded the students that the fast changing world around needs everyone to adapt and adopt to make the world a better place to live in. The entire event was a rich learning experience as the students handled the critical issues to ideate and collaborate to come with constructive solutions.



International Safe Internet Day

\"This is only the starting, the start of understanding that the internet has no restrictions, no limits\"

Today internet has become an important need for everyone. To get any information, to transfer money, the internet is now used for task. At the same time, with the increasing trend of the internet, cases of its misuse have also increased tremendously, as cases of cybercrime have also increased. To make the students understand the importance and essence of Safe Internet , a virtual assembly was conducted by class VII D acknowledging \"International Safe Internet Day \" The day started on a healthy physical and mental quotient as students performed mass PT. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by an illuminative, thought of the day, \'The price of success is the hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination to excel.\' To make the students understand the importance of the safe internet in their life, the word ‘netiquette’ which means an abbreviation of Internet etiquette was introduced to the students to increase their vocabulary. An astounding glimpse was offered into the national, international, sports events and school initiatives through news headlines. Recitation of the poem on  ”Internet”, followed by some conspicuous facts about ‘International Safer Internet Day’ made the assembly an informative platform. To admire the well- embedded school values and the school motto, the school song was played. Highlighting why and how to use the Internet , the Class Teacher in her address discussed the importance of International Safer Internet Day . The assembly culminated with the National Anthem.



Primary Wing at TIHS observed silence to mourn

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts’.

This is aptly synonymous for the most glorious Nightingale of India, the Late Lata Mangeshkar, who left for the heavenly abode on February 6, 2022. She is widely hailed as one of the greatest and most influential singers in India. Her contribution to Indian music industry in a career spanning seven decades gained her numerous honorific titles, such as the ‘Nightingale of India, Voice of the Millennium and Queen of Melody.’ She was indeed a force to reckon with. This legendary playback singer was accorded every known accomplishment throughout her musical journey, with Bharat Ratna being the most iconic accolade bestowed upon her. Her magnanimity and modesty were the relatable attributes that made her a people’s favourite. Her melodious voice had enchanted leaders globally, with her performances creating a worldwide impact throughout her professional realm. Her unfortunate demise has left the country shattered. As a mark of respect to the Nightingale, the learners and facilitators of the Primary Wing at TIHS observed silence to mourn her loss and offered their choicest prayers to the Almighty. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti voiced her grief and shared the highlights of her illustrious career to apprise the students with her contributions in the field of music. The TIHS Management , the Principal and the entire fraternity expressed their heartfelt condolence and conveyed their heartfelt aspiration for the students to imbibe her virtues that will illuminate her legacy in the years to come.



EDU TV Organised a Virtual Career Fair

“The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”

Career fairs provide an open field of guidance, consultancy, and exploration of multiple career options for students. They are known to have immediate value and years of potential value. A career fair gives students a positive start in their career search as well as valuable skills for future career searches. They also provide us a rear-view idea about how the industry works and what to expect after joining it. The Indian Heights School, in collaboration with EDU TV, organised a virtual career fair themed “Careers of the Future… Future of Careers” for Classes XI-XII on 5th February, 2022. Educational and outreach representatives from Universal Business School, Mahindra University, Flame University, Shobhit University, World University of Design and RIG Institute of Hotel Management, who shared their ideas on what they had to offer in terms of academic courses, admission procedures, eligibility criteria, and a glimpse of the campus life. The session concluded in a benefitting and informative experience, where the students had various key takeaways to follow.



Special Assembly Basant Panchami Assembly and Hawan Ceremony

“Let the  blessings of  Maa  Sharada, the eternal goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech and wisdom endow you with peace, prosperity and pious learning.”

To celebrate the auspicious  festival of Basant Panchami, The Indian Heights School conducted  special virtual assembly on 5 Feburary, 2022. The programme commenced on a propitious  note with morning prayers and Saraswati Vandana expressing gratitude towards the Almighty.     The enlightening ‘ Thought for the Day’ highlighted the importance of learning and wisdom. The enchanting group song and energetic dance performance enthralled everyone. Poem rendition on ‘Learning and Wisdom’ further won appreciation and praised from all corners. Factoid on the essence of the festival further illuminated everyone present about the customary practices followed pan India to celebrate the festival.  The school song resonated the ethos of the school as the students and teachers joined along and sang along. The school principal in her address conveyed her festive greetings and warm wishes to all the student populace and faculty members. She further reminded that festivals enhance community skills as customs and rituals are a cradle of learning. She urged students to set their goals for the upcoming assessments and follow a well planned study schedule. A Hawan was also performed in the school by the school Chairperson Ms Madhu Gupta, school Manager Mr Puneet Gupta and the school Principal Ms Archana Narain to invoke the blessings of Maa Saraswati. The teachers and the entire staff offered prayers and rendered a spiritual ambience in hues of yellow colour as they sang devotional bhajans in their sweet and melodious voice. On the auspicious occasion, prasadam was also served to  all the members of the school. The spiritual colours of the celebration spread the message of positivity, creative pursuits and a new beginning.



The Indian Heights School celebrated the auspicious festival of Basant Panchami

The Indian Heights School celebrated the auspicious festival of Basant Panchami 



Indian Coast Guard Day

‘Let us salute our coast guards, because when they are there, we don’t have anything to fear’.

The students of the Primary wing at The Indian Heights School were sensitized and briefed on the 46th Foundation Day of the Indian Coast Guard body, which is celebrated on February 1 annually. This armed force of the country protects the maritime interests and maintains the upkeep of the territorial water jurisdictions. The children were made aware on the significance of this vital body under the Ministry of Defence, which works in close quarters with the Indian Navy. The school Headmistress addressed the young learners and imparted knowledge on the contribution and diverse roles played by the Coast Guards to ensure the protection of the marine environment.



Shaheed Diwas

There is no greater sacrifice known to man, than giving one’s life in the service of the nation’.

Martyrs’ Day, synonymously known as Shaheed Diwas, is observed on January 30 every year. This year marks the 74th death anniversary of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi, the ‘Bapu’ of our country. This solemn day was observed by the children of the Primary Wing at TIHS, with a two minute silence as a mark of tribute to the fierce warriors. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, offered her homage to all the greats who courageously safeguarded our nation and inspired the young minds to popularise the ideals of the father of the nation.



Awakened Citizen Programme

\"One learns from books and examples, things that can be imbibed.Actual learning requires that you do those things.”

The Class Teacher Period in Middle Wing was filled with constructive and creative activities for month of January as well. Students built their character and moral values through Awakened Citizen Programme spread across three years, as per the class. Virtual tours gave the students an insight to world museums like Arktikum Museum, National History Museum where they discovered the hidden treasures about history, modern lights, new technologies and many more. Class Teacher period is not just about gaining academic experiences but also inculcating new values. This month\'s value was teamwork. Accordingly students did activities like crafting stories, making cards, gratitude towards each other, appreciating each other and much more. Class Teacher period is a complete blend of learning, celebrating and cherishing not just academic experiences but also moral values. A period full of positive and energetic activities to kick start their day at school.



READING 100 DAYS CAMPAIGN WEEK 4

“ Reading is learning, If you stop learning, you stop creating history and become history\".

A reader has always multiple view for a thing or situation and this is the blessing of reading, the students participated in Week Four Activity under READING 100 DAYS Campaign organized by CBSE to make the students avail creative, knowledgeable and informative experience. In week four they leant about leaders Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi. The imagination of the learners knew no bounds as they used power point presentation, their creativity in making digital posters and comic strip to narrate their stories in class. Students used their literary and creative skills to present the themselves. Colorful posters and comic strips were prepared by them. It was indeed creativity & and critical thinking at its zenith as the students participated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm in Week four activity.



Humara Samvidhaan Humara Abhimaan

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”.

The Pre-Primary and Primary wing of The Indian Heights School celebrated the 73rd Republic Day with patriotic sprightliness. With the underlying theme of ‘Humara Samvidhaan, Humara Abhimaan’, the virtual assembly held on January 27, 2022 resonated with the patriotic sentiments we hold in high esteem in our hearts. The omnifarious renditions were cherished by the students and educators alike. It is not without reason that the four virtues; Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity that are placed at the very beginning of the Constitution are perennial principles on which we have built the foundation on which the edifice of our democracy rests. The School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain in her address motivated students to manifest patriotism and find the meaning of core virtues mentioned in the preamble for this era. The School Management also conveyed their wishes on the monumental occasion as we also have reached the 75th milepost this year with ‘Azaadi ka Mahotsav’. The Head Mistress,Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti expressed her heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the parents, educators and performers for their unwavering support through all the endeavours. It was truly an enriching assembly for the entire school community. The uproar of ‘Jai Hind’ echoed through the virtual corridors of the wing.


Slogan Recitation Competition

‘Freedom in mind, Faith in our heart, Memories in our souls. Let’s salute the Nation on Republic Day’.
 
Our tiny tots of Little Steps enthusiastically participated virtually with full zeal in Slogan Recitation Competition held on January 25,2022. The students dressed up according to the theme of their slogan and recited slogans on variety of topics and expressed their feelings, thoughts and emotions through words. The competition was observed to educate and sensitise students of the sacrifices made by freedom fighters. Everybody appreciated and applauded the efforts of the participants as they paid sincere tribute to freedom fighters and soldiers through their slogan. The headmistress of the school, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti extended her kind wishes to everyone and encouraged the students to value the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters. The School Management and the principal also praised the efforts of the tiny tots and conveyed their best wishes spreading the message of love and peace for entire fraternity.


TIHS celebrates 73rd Republic Day celebrations with patriotic fervour

“Cherishing the spirit of ‘Azadi Ka Amritmahotsav, Resonating the call of ‘ Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat”

The Indian Heights School celebrated nation’s 73rd Republic Day with lot of patriotic zeal and exuberance through virtual school assembly organized by the bonafide students of the school. The day high on ‘Azadi Ka Amritmahotsav’ resonating the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat, Sresth Bharat’ , filled everyone with pride. The programme commenced with hoisting of the nation’s Tri colour by the school chairperson Madhu Gupta, school manager Mr Puneet Gupta and school principal Ms Archana Narain, followed by the national Anthem. The school echoed with patriotic fervour as the tri colours balloons released by the school chairperson Madhu Gupta, School Manager Mr Puneet Gupta and school principal Ms Archana Narain, symbolized and conveyed the message to take the country to the pinnacle of glory. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of the day as they shared amazing facts about 73rd Republic Day celebration imbued in ‘Azadi Ka Amritmahotsav.’ Poem recitation in urdu, ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tammna’ swelled everyone with pride as it conveyed the saga of unsung heroes and their iconic call for freedom. Dance drama as a tribute to freedom fighters unfolded the values and true essence of a India as one nation. The incredible spirit of India and to serve it when called upon to do so through a song was cheered by one and all. The colourful dance performance imbued in hues of bravery and valour saluted the indomitable spirit of Indian people. The school song resonated and reverberated the ethos of school values and principles. School Principal Ms Archana Narain in her address reminded the students about their duties as the future citizens of the country. She further urged the student populace to envision the mission of serving the nation with ardent spirit and responsibility. The school management also congratulated and appreciated the efforts made by the students to observe the 73rd Republic Day celebration.



National Tourism Day

“With age comes wisdom, with travel comes understanding”.

The Indian Heights School, is synonymous with celebrating all occasions and special events, as the underlying ethos thrives on embracing multi-culturalism. National Tourism Day, celebrated on January 25 annually is an important day to spread awareness on the significance of travel and tourism amongst the Indians. The students were shown an illustrative presentation to impart knowledge on the integral value and experience provided by exploring places within our diverse and beautiful motherland. In addition, the National Voters’ Day, observed along side Tourism Day, is of immense importance too. The students were briefed on the process of voting and it’s consequences in a democratic form of government. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, shared her valuable insights with the young learners and encouraged them to garner exposure and experience as an enthusiastic traveller in their lives. Her golden words on the sensitivity associated with the complete process of voting, the gravity of exercising the right to vote as an adult citizen and taking pride in being a citizen of this glorious country struck a deep chord with them.



Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Birth Anniversary

“We are Indians- firstly and lastly”.

These golden words of Netaji S.C. Bose resonate within us even today. Every year at TIHS, we reaffirm our loyalty to our country, acknowledge the sacrifices by our unsung heroes and rededicate ourselves to build a strong and vibrant India. The Hamara Samvidhaan, Hamara Abhimaan Week commenced with a discussion on the bravest and the most fearless freedoms fighters of India. The children of the Primary Wing were made aware of their unimaginable pursuits, hardships and glory, to unite the citizens through their relentless efforts. In addition, a video presentation showcasing the ‘Making of Preamble’, followed by an interesting quiz was showcased in the classes, to create the requisite awareness and pride in the cultural history of this great nation. The significance of National Girl Child Day and Uttar Pradesh Foundation Day, both observed on January 24, were also shared with the learners. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, addressed the children and enlightened them on the rich legacy left behind by our freedom fighters. Her words on the power of the Constitution and its supremacy gave a wider perspective to the young minds. It was an eventful day at TIHS.



TIHS celebrated Road safety week

Road safety education is very much essential in today’s world as road traffic is alarmingly  increasingly and roads are becoming heavily congested. Years ago, it was safe for children to travel on the road without a care, but things have changed drastically since then. Now there are more cars, scooters, motorbikes, buses etc. on the road. Road safety education plays a vital role in shaping the attitude and behaviour of children as well as young people, thereby ensuring that they become a responsible driver, passenger, pedestrian, and cyclist. TIHS celebrated Road safety week to generate awareness and encourage students to be a responsible citizen in it\'s true sense. Throughout the week activities such as Poster Making, drawing headgears, slogan writing, class room discussions, learning about traffic lights and signs and Quiz were held thereby promoting experiential and engaging learning.Students enjoyed the  virtual road safety week celebrations as they indulged in thought provoking activities and responded with zeal and enthusiasm showcasing their concern on the same



Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti

January 23, 2022 marks the 126th birth anniversary of one of India’s most enigmatic freedom fighters, Subhas Chandra Bose, a revolutionary and a nationalist who continues to inspire millions of Indians.
“Give me blood and I will give you freedom!”,
one of his most quoted lines is from a speech that Bose delivered to the soldiers of Indian National Army.

Students of class VII C conducted the morning class assembly on January 20, 2022 commemorating the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, resonating the message and ideals of great iconic leader.The assembly commenced with general welcome by followed by Mass PT, Morning prayers , Thought of the Day and Vocabulary word. Enlightening facts on Road Safety Tips, News headlines and a speech on Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav was applauded by one and all. A thought provoking poem on the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti, enthralled everyone. The inspiring school song lend a befitting conclusion to the assembly.The virtual assembly was well supported with informative slide share. In her address, the class teacher discussed and shed light on the importance of the theme \"Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti\". The assembly concluded with National Anthem.



Reading Campaign

\" Books are the ultimate source of scholarly companions.Put them down and they’ll wait for you forever.Pay attention to them and they always guide you back.\"

Reading is important because it develops our thoughts, gives us endless knowledge and lessons while keeping our minds active. Books can hold and keep all kinds of information, stories, thoughts and feelings unlike anything else in this world. The importance of a book to help us learn and understand things cannot be underestimated. Developing the passion for CBSE launched \"100 days of Reading Campaign\" for school students involving a 360 degree panoramic approach.Week One embarked with learning and writing poetry conducted by Hindi and Sanskrit department. Class VI students read Panctantra stories based on Moral values and shared their experience alongwith moral value of the best story in class teacher period. They also recited a poem in Sanskrit. Students of class VII read \'Vaigyanik Rochak Tathya\'to sharpen their knowledge. They also read small stories and pickedsome meaningful words to make a Sanskrit Poem .Students of class VIII read \'Shaheed- e- Aazam\' and wrote a biography on life of Shaheed Baghat Singh and learnt about history and freedom struggle of India. Students enjoyed reading these stories and came out with amazing piece of speech and expression.



Primary Wing Welcome Assembly

A wise man once said, ‘Live every day as if it is a festival. Turn your life into a celebration’.

It is the time of the year when the entire nation is rejoicing in the festive spirit – the ideology is the same but the names are different – Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal. Yes, it is indeed the most joyous occasion as the series of winter harvest festivals kick off. In addition, India is also celebrating its 33rd National Road Safety Week this year. To sensitize our children about road safety and to celebrate the revival of solar energy that transcends positivity into our lives, a special assembly was conducted by the facilitators of the Primary Wing at The Indian Heights School. The programme commenced with a beautiful welcome song, as the onset of new year dawned the corridors of TIHS. ‘Many Festivals, One Name’, the underlying theme of the assembly, witnessed a beautiful presentation by the facilitators, to apprise the children on the significance and cultural relevance of these varied festivals. The highlight of the programme was the mesmerizing folk dance rendition by the talented faculty members, which left the audience awestruck. An informative skit on the prime importance of road safety rules and norms to protect one-self in these unprecedented times, was presented by the bright educators, to educate the spectators and build their value-consciousness. The entire gathering was addressed by the school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti. Her choicest greetings and an endearing welcome to the students, after their winter break, was indeed gratifying. Her pearls of wisdom to soak in the joyous fervour together with the loved ones, promote brotherhood and peace and adopt life values in everyday actions deeply resonated with the young minds. The solemn program concluded with the customary recitation of the school song and national anthem. May this festive time give all of you – A rainbow for every storm, A smile for every tear, A promise for every care, And an answer to every prayer. The Management, Principal and entire TIHS fraternity wish everyone a Happy Makar Sankranti!



Assembly on Harvest Festivals

“When the world had not progressed so much the only festival that brought real joy to people was the Harvest Festival as it celebrated good harvest and abundance food.”

The Indian Heights School celebrated the blissful triology of harvest festivals, i.e Lohri, Pongal and Makar Sankranti  with great zeal and enthusiasm through a special virtual assembly on 14 January, 2022. The programme witnessed a melange of exuberant performances resonating the theme i.e. Harvest Festivals pan India. The assembly commenced  with morning prayers followed by theme oriented thought of the day, vocabulary word and  update on current affairs through news headlines. A blend of cultural multidiversity, the assembly featured sharing facts on Pongal in Tamil language, poem recitation in Punjabi language on the festive cheer of Lohri and informative slide share  highlighting the relevance of Makar Sankranti. The dance performance celebrating the zest and fervour of  festivals, the  rich  tradition of donning colourful clothes along with dancing and singing around the bonfire to welcome the warm summer days was applauded by one and all. The school principal in her message conveyed the festival greetings. She  further urged students to imbibe good values which in turn like seeds of knowledge  mould and transform  them into a rich harvest of good citizens for the nation. The school management also conveyed their wishes bringing blessings in abundance and tones of opportunity to help everyone succeed and excel in their future undertakings. The vibrant assembly concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem.



TIHS Celebrated Virtually Lohri festival

“The greatness of a culture can be found it’s festivals”.

Lohri, the harvest folk festival, celebrated with pomp and fervour in the states of Northern India, marks the end of Winter solstice. The students of the Pre-Primary and Primary wing at The Indian Heights School were apprised on the significance of this pious festival, through a presentation by the facilitators. They were explained about the religious importance of this day and the essence of bonfire, merry-making and rejoicing with family to embrace the arrival of longer days ahead. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, conveyed her heartiest greetings to all the children and expressed her views on the relevance of this seasonal festival, celebrated with immense joy and vibrant spirit. The Management and Principal wishes everyone a happy Lohri.



National Youth Day

“Arise, Awake and stop not, until the goal is reached”.

The pioneer of spirituality and social reformist, Swami Vivekananda’s 159th birth anniversary was celebrated on January 12 by the Primary wing students of The Indian Heights School. He was one of India’s leading thinkers, who rediscovered Indian philosophy through ancient Hindu scriptures. The children were sensitized on his striking accomplishments, valuable preachings and religious contributions through an illustrative presentation. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, addressed the budding learners by enlightening them on Swamiji’s inspirational thinking and the significance of his birth anniversary being celebrated as ‘National Youth Day’ annually.



National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

“Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan”

This famous quote by the formidable late Prime Minister, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri echoes in space even today. His vision and ideology paved way for umpteen Indians to adopt and imbibe, build and adopt in their lives. January 11 marks his 56th death anniversary. The Primary wing students of The Indian Heights School payed their homage to this freedom fighter though a remembrance of his wise deeds. The facilitators enlightened the children with his contributions and observed a minute of silence as a mark of respect. In addition, this day is also significant as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a growing issue which requires attention from all walks of life. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti paid homage to the exemplary freedom fighter. She also encouraged the young minds with her words of wisdom, for them to follow his principles and be responsible citizens of the country.



World Hindi Day

“Reading is dreaming with eyes open”.

It is rightly regarded that book is a gift one can open again and again. It is the foundation that develops the seed of reading, creativity and critical thinking. At TIHS, the underlying ethos involves creating voracious readers and eloquent speakers to express themselves independently. A nationwide ‘100 Days of Reading’ campaign, launched by CBSE, commenced on an energetic note from January 1 onwards. With the new year a new dawn was witnessed, wherein the budding readers actively took part in the ‘Weave a Story’ activity, to create a fictional world of theirs through their extensive imagination. In addition, the significance of ‘World Hindi Day’ was shared by the facilitators, on the need to fortify the global knowledge amongst citizens, of the historic lineage of this vernacular language. January 10 also marked the inception of the ‘National Road Safety Week’, a domestic awareness drive by the Union government. In order to sensitize the pupils and strengthen their general ethical values, an array of informative activities would be conducted throughout the week for the students of Pre-Primary and Primary wing, ranging from ‘Show-n-Tell’ to ‘Role-Play’. The school Management and Principal conveyed the New Year greetings and heartfelt appreciation to the young minds, for their resilient efforts and envisioned an atmosphere of immense prosperity for them. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, welcomed the learners back with on an endearing note and briefed on the caution to be exercised in these unprecedented times. She addressed them on the importance of reading as an eminent linguistic skill, the approach to expand the learning horizon and making books friends for life.



Global Sustainability Award 2021

Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good.’

We, at TIHS always believe that Sustainable Development is a pathway to the future. The school has been promoting the concept through thoughtful deliberations and well planned activities which were further well-embedded in curricular as well as co - curricular activities. The revised and reviewed teaching learning pedagogies themed around \'Sustainable Development\' gained a rewarding momentum for their outstanding contribution in a prestigious award function organized by AR Cedtech and SDG Choupal. A moment of pride and elation for everyone as the school is bestowed with the distinguished ‘Global Sustainability Awards 2021’ . The crowning accolade has further motivated and encouraged the students to overcome the sustainability challenges, and plan their own eco- actionable strategy for a safe and sustainable world.



Welcome Back Assembly by Middle Wing

“It’s a new day, new energy, new ideas and it’s time to bring in some sunshine to let each face shine with energy in a special way”

The online portals of TIHS pulsated with fresh energy and vigour on January 10, 2022  as the students joined , brimming with enthusiasm & excitement to welcome new year and conducted an invigorating Welcome Back Assembly conducted by the students of classes VI-VIII.The participants rendered a hearty welcome to the everyone present through a Special Assembly as they shared enlightening presentations.  The illuminating thought of the day i.e. “Every day is a chance to begin again. Don\'t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations”, the aspiring new word, ‘Genesis’, a renewing poem themed, ‘New Year   and amazing facts on ‘Surya Namskar’ highlighting Azadi Kaa Mahotsav’ celebration left everyone spell bound. This vibrant voices , energy and excitement of the participants made everyone feel reenergized and gear up for the new year classes. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, in her address shared how she missed the students during winter break  and that how joyful it was to see them back again even on virtual platform. She reiterated the importance of preparing well for their upcoming assessments and wished them luck for the same. She reminded students to once again strictly adhere to Covid protocol to remain safe and secure and urged students to be more enterprising and innovative as there is no fixed time to do the right time. Every new day is a new opportunity to learn and excel. The school management also conveyed their best wishes for the session commencing on the new year. The assembly concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem



Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat

EK BHARAT SHRESTH BHARAT

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing and inclusion.” - Max De Pree.

The month of December garnered and boosted creative writing skills of learners as they participated in Essay Writing Competition under the unifying umbrella of “Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat”. The activity essayed the culture and lifestyle of Sikkim. The primary purpose of \'Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat\' is to make students understand that India is a diverse land, and this is a valuable and an important asset for its citizens. Last month, the students learnt about Sikkim’s flag and monuments. This month, they learnt about festivals, food, customs and climate of Sikkim. They watched two videos related to Sikkim, where they discovered the old and traditional legacy of Sikkim. It was a unique experience for them as they were very excited to pen down their ideas and thoughts on paper. They also discussed their real-life experience, where they were engaged in learning about a new culture and how everyone can adopt a few unique and good practices from others. The activity will certainly go a long way helping learners become global citizens, respecting and accepting all diversities around.



Awakened Citizen Program

The Class Teacher Period towards the year-end was a confluence of past, present and future. The facilitators reiterated positive values, which the students are already well acquainted with through Awakened Citizen Program. The virtual tour on the birth and life of Lord Jesus provided joyful learning and ingrained values of caring and sharing. The mirthful Christmas carols urged students to sing heartily as they danced and pranced together. In the activity for Value of the Month, the students learnt about the prized heritage of the nation. They also made drawings of historical monuments and donned in cultural attire. They also sharpened their creative and critical thinking skills by penning some thought-provoking, insightful slogans and messages on the theme, \' My Culture My Treasure\'. The year-end Class Teacher Period rendered a befitting close to the year 2021 as students had a glimpse of activities done throughout the year, and they were also apprised about what\'s in store for them in the New Year. The teachers also encouraged them to make New Year Resolution and share in class when they rejoin classes in the New Year.



Vijay Diwas

“A country’s greatness lies in its undying ideal of love and sacrifice that inspire the citizens to work for the nation.” 

Soldiers are a country greatest strength and their undying dedication to patriotism is an inspiration for all. Remembering the war heroes of 1971 Indo- Pak war, a virtual assembly was conducted by class VI-D, acknowledging and celebrating the victorious day as \'Vijay Diwas\' The day started on a healthy quotient as the students performed mass PT. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by an enlightening \'Thought of the Day\', “You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage.\" To enhance their vocabulary the word for the day, ‘serenity’ was shared which means, \' a state of freedom from storm or disturbance.\' The synonyms are peace and tranquility. A spectacular glimpse was offered into the national, international, sports events and school initiatives through news headlines. Recitation of the poem on  ”Vijay Diwas\", followed by some conspicuous facts about ‘Vijay Diwas’ made the assembly an informative platform. To cherish the well- embedded school values and the school motto, the school song was played. Celebrating \"Azadi ka Amrit Mohastav\", the freedom fighter for the day was Chandra Shekhar Azad. Highlighting why and how we, individuals can make India a better and honouring the sacrifices made, the Class Teacher in her address discussed how we can make a better and new India. The assembly culminated with the National Anthem.



National Mathematics Day

\"Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection.\"

The Indian Heights School, Dwarka with its noble initiative to spread the awareness among the students about Mathematics as a magnanimous subject, celebrated, \'National Mathematics Day\' on December 22, 2021. The day was declared as National Mathematics Day on February 26, 2012 to honour the contributions of the great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and to mark his birth anniversary. The school observed Alpha Theta Mathematics Celebration from December 20 to December 22, 2021. Throughout the week students of middle Wing were engaged in fun- learning activities to make them future mathematicians. On Day One, students were assigned to make Origami Christmas craft work using geometrical shapes. Day two witnessed students designed Trivia Board Game using Mathematical concepts. On Day three, students were indulged in discussion about early life , struggle and contribution of great Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan in Mathematics. The energising week culminated with a Brain teaser as Math Quiz. A great learning experience for students as they indulged in creative and critical thinking thereby sharpening reasoning and analytical skills.



Special Assembly on Christmas Celebration

“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.” — Helen Steiner Rice.”

The ever exuberant festival of joy, merry-making and rejoicing, Christmas was virtually celebrated by the students of Manas House, through a special assembly hosted on December 24, 2021. The Christmas celebration, the most wonderful time of the year, commenced with regaling voices. The program commenced with a host of cultural activities, which comprised of a theatrical enactment, a vibrant jingle song recitation and an angelic dance by the tiny tots to envelope the atmosphere in the spirit of Christmas. The highlight of the occasion was the reminiscence of the ongoing year, through an illustrative audio-video presentation, ‘Year at a Glance’, showcasing the glittering glimpses and memorable moments of the days that went by. The mesmerizing slide –share left an indelible mark on the minds of everyone present. The endearing address by the Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, involved her appreciation for all the participants and facilitators in making the assembly truly extravagant. She applauded the parents for their unconditional support and motivated the learners through the significance of adopting a resolution in the new year. The magnificent assembly rejoiced with the rendition of school song followed by the customary vote of thanks. The School Management and Principal conveyed their heartfelt appreciation and festive greetings to all the members of the fraternity  with  Merry Christmas and a prosperous, healthy and a Happy New Year to everyone.



Happy Founders Day

‘A strong foundation is the key to longevity and legacy’.

On December 22, 2008, the foundation stone of The Indian Heights School was laid by the revered founder, Shri Man Singh Ji. His efforts have been deeply impactful and profound. To apprise the students on the significance of this iconic day, an illustrative presentation was showcased by the facilitators. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, addressed the students on this momentous occasion and shared her valuable insights on the ideals, values and visionary morals practiced and followed at the institution.

The TIHS management and Principal convey their heartiest greetings to everyone on the occasion of Founder’s Day!



A Euphoric Rhapsody: TIHS inaugurates Musical Laboratory

“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. It is the universal language of mankind.”

The Indian Heights School always strives to give its best to the learners. Holistic child centric learning or best infrastructure, the school leaves no stone unturned to achieve the best. Continuing with the ardent spirit, an electrifying musical extravaganza, ‘A Euphoric Rhapsody”, on December 17, 2021 was organized to celebrate the inauguration of school musical lab which again speaks volumes about state of the art infrastructure that the school as a temple of learning provides to its learners. The momentous day was graced by the exuberant and vibrant presence of renowned musical maestro, Mr Ehsaan Noorani, the great legendary musical composer of the hugely successful musical trio, ‘Shankar Ehsaan Loy’, also well known  for their towering presence in the field of cinematic music and composition. The guest for the day, Mr Sunil Sundram, CEO and Co-Founder, Torrins also lent a gracious presence to the musical event. The day commenced with soulful Lighting of the Lamp ceremony performed by Chief Guest and the school management, school chairperson Ms Madhu Gupta and School Manager, Mr Puneet Gupta. The school principal Ms Archana Narain in her welcome address accentuated the universal and eternal role music has since times immemorial. She also acquainted everyone present on how the school focused and ensured a well balanced health quotient amongst the learners through numerous curricular activities during virtual classes. The day laced with diverse musical performances, witnessed shower of  applause and appreciation by the parents and entire gathering. The school choir comprising of teachers and students struck the musical chords as they sang the notable musical numbers of the band, ‘Shankar Ehsaan Loy’. The rocking dance performance by the budding dancers on foot tapping numbers won thunderous applause and cheers as everyone regaled the energetic performance. In his address, the Chief Guest appreciated the efforts made by the school to impart innovative lessons in music as they learned body percussion beats in their Torrins classes. He also motivated the aspiring budding talents to pursue their  passion with ardent dedication and commitment. In the inquisitive QA Round session, the students asked questions  from Mr Noorani about his school days and his iconic musical journey so far.The highlight of the day was metallic band performance by the school alumni as they belted some of the hit rock and blues which were high on the guitar. The day reached the pinnacle of musical euphoria as the Chief Guest, Mr Ehsaan Noorani strummed the power- packed and electrifying notes on his guitar, resonating the school campus with amplified acoustic guitar chords. The full throttle performance was joined with the loud cheers and huge round of applause from everyone present. The magnetic, incredible performance left everyone charmed and spell bound. The school choir presented the school song cherishing the ideals and motto of the school,i.e. ‘Gyanam Brahman’. The cake cutting ceremony added more sweetness and  a sugar coated memory for everyone present to cherish. A scrumptious lunch by the school management was thoroughly enjoyed by the gathering. The day culminated with charting more memories to the day as the Chief Guest, Mr Ehsaan Noorani and other dignitaries joined the students for a group photograph, as a memorable souveneir.



The Indian Heights School observed Vijay Diwas

“My Freed is not mine, it is a gift of all the heroic Indian soldiers who protect everyone without any question’.

On December 16, the primary wing students of The Indian Heights School observed Vijay Diwas with immense pride and gusto. They were apprised of the significance associated with this iconic day, through an illustrative presentation. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, addressed the children and motivated them with her powerful words of wisdom. The young minds also undertook a pledge to serve the nation in the armed forces and protect the land of fierce warriors and martyrs. The TIHS fraternity pays homage to the brave hearts, this Vijay Diwas!
Jai Hind!



National Energy Conservation Day

‘Saving today empowers tomorrow’.

Saving energy to preserve our future has been an underlying thought for all national and international organisations. On December 14, 2021, the primary wing students of The Indian Heights School observed the National Energy Conservation Day. The facilitators, through an impressive presentation shared their views on the importance of energy conservation and judicious utilisation of the resources for the posterity. They elaborated on the diverse sources of energy and the efforts undertaken by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to achieve the milestones enlisted as part of the Sustainable Development Goals by the UNO. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, conveyed the significant message of conserving and preserving the resources that catalyse in energy generation. Her motivational thoughts resonated with the young learners.



Fit India Week

Being Healthy and Fit isn’t just a trend, it’s a lifestyle. December 6-10, 2021 was observed as the Fit India Week by the students, facilitators and the entire fraternity of TIHS. The week commenced with a virtual session on Mental Health, Balanced Diet & Traditional Games of India. To sensitize the students from a young age that eating well helps us look and feel our physical best, a presentation was shared with the students of Pre-Primary and Primary Wing. While the students of Primary Wing took a Quiz on Fitness and Nutrition, concurrently the students of Pre-Primary Wing learnt some good food habits through the medium of rhymes and songs. The teenyboppers of Little Steps also had some fun-filled aerobic sessions to break the monotony of a desk-bound school time. After all, play is the most important form of learning. A Poster Making Activity on the topic: Freedom from Sedentary Lifestyle was also purposefully organised to promote the importance of physical activities amongst students. The School Management and Principal conveyed their wishes along with the underlying message to enjoy the beauty of life and to experience it to the fullest with a healthy body, mind and soul  The Headmistress of the School, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti took the onus to enlighten the students with her golden words along with a fitness pledge motivating them to stay fit and healthy. She inspired them to ‘Think Positive, Be Happy, Eat Healthy and Exercise Daily’.



Gangotasava Ganga - Ek Pravah

\"Pure Water is the World’s First and Foremost Medicine.\" – Slovakian Proverb.

TIHS celebrated \'Gangotasava- Ganga -Ek Pravah\'on November 1 and November 2, 2021. The students were shown an informative video where they learnt about causes of river pollution and that what should be done to save the precious natural resources like river water and especially holy river Ganga. The eye- opener video apprised the students with the contamination threats that Ganga river is facing and the measures taken therein to prevent it. Students from class VI - VIII were engaged in E-poster making themed \"How to save Ganga River\". They were also encouraged to convey and discuss the concept to conserve and preserve River Ganga. Being revered as a sacred river, the message of \'Clean Ganga\' was also conveyed to the children.



Armed Forces Flag Day

‘Thank those who protect the honour of the nation’.

The students of the pre-primary and primary wing at TIHS observed and virtually celebrated the 72nd Armed Forces Flag Day, with great gusto. Observed on December 7 every year, this iconic day honours the martyrs in uniform, who gallantly fought and continue to fight to protect the sovereignty of our country, India. The children were apprised of the day’s significance and the relentless contributions being made by the Indian Armed Forces, through an illustrative presentation. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, expressed her gratitude towards the defence personnel, motivated the young minds through her glorious words of wisdom and propagated the crucial message of peace and harmony, to build a country led by ‘one flag, one pride’ philosophy.



Road Safety Session

\" Faster is fatal, slow is safe\"


At TIHS, we believe in transforming learners to be independent and responsible citizens of the nation.Adhering to the noble objective, the school conducted a road safety session to spread awareness amongst students. The informative session conducted by ASI Mr. Manoj apprised students about road safety rules well supported through various PPTs, videos and illustrations. The students were very excited for the session as their queries were well addressed. The meaning of road signs on highways and near other public landmarks were well explained by the resource person. Mr. Manoj made students aware about the fact that we can stop accidents if we follow the traffic rules properly. The interactive session explained the correct method and instructed students on “what not to do”, how to cross road, where to ride a bicycle and what do the various road signs signify. He also requested students to discuss it with their parents and make them aware about importance of following rules on road. The main reason behind spreading awareness about road safety is to make students realize the consequences if they ignore the traffic rules and to encourage them to follow rules and refrain others from breaking it.



INTERNATIONAL WEEK

‘Diversity is the art of thinking independently together’

Being international helps to break down barriers and overcome stereotypes. Introducing children to a new country helps in opening their mindset to a broader way of thinking and looking at issues differently. The Pre-primary and Primary Wing at TIHS celebrated December 1 to 3 as ‘International Week’. The interactive week comprised of a host of activities to meaningfully engage the children and enhance their cognitive thinking skills. The ‘Logo Quiz’ and ‘Global Gala’ activity was conducted for the tiny tots, to introduce them to the world of international brands, wherein they identified the names of different logos and shared names of countries using their innate skills. The students of classes 1-5 acquired knowledge of reputed international organizations and brands through an illustrative presentation. The rounds ‘Grand Brand’ and ‘Heart in Harmony’, helped garner awareness of the organizations working for noble causes followed an enriching quiz. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti apprised and motivated the young minds to establish a golden personality and build a broad mindset that enables them to not be brand-conscious, but serve the community for a greater cause. Her underlying message on embracing domestic brands and to ‘Think Local, Act Global’ resonated with them far and wide



National Pollution Day

Learning something new is always fun.

A new day in the bounds of TIHS as the teenyboppers of the Pre-primary wing continue on their education journey. The students learnt about National Pollution Day during the circle time and a romping quiz about International Logos took place. The reiteration of topics and rhyme recitation were done during the day. To end the day on a high note, some fun time in the field was given to the students. Eventually, the students went home happily. After all, having fun is our brain’s favourite way of learning.
Concurrently, the learning through online classes for Little Steps continued as education knows no obstacle!



A NEW DAWN AT TIHS

“Firsts are best because they are beginnings.\"

When the tiny tots knocked on the door at TIHS for the first time on December 1, it resonated with the month of joy and happiness. The children of Little Steps were welcomed with open arms by the facilitators of the pre-primary and primary wings. The day commenced with an introductory session during circle time and the students proceeded to do a fun-filled welcome worksheet. The rhyme session, followed by the Letter Hunt game took place in the classroom while meeting the juggling clown was the highlight of the day. Before they left, they were provided fun time in the field that strengthened their bond with each other and their educators. The school management and Principal conveyed their greetings to the new affiliates and encouraged them to do their best in all walks of life. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, extended a heartfelt welcome to the young minds with her vibrant presence. She also addressed them through her cheerful words, motivating them to be positive and undoubtful of themselves. The parents highly appreciated the efforts made by the school management in the compliance of Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB). The new month also marked the initiation of the online evaluation for classes 1-5.
We surely made a December to remember!



TIHS bids adieu Celebrates Valedictory Ceremony

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

The Indian Heights School celebrated the valedictory ceremony on November 29,2021for one of its most endeared staff member Ms Aradhana Sharma, as it recognized and appreciated all the valuable skills and knowledge the dear teacher had imparted onto the future leaders. The ceremonious gathering attended by all the staff members of the school thanked the dear teacher for all her efforts and hard work in all the years gone by. The vibrant programme laced with stellar performances by the staff members was applauded by all. The day commenced with the customary token ceremony presentation initiated by the school principal Ms Archana Narain. This entailed the token of remembrances presented to Aradhana Maam by Headmistress Primary Wing, Coordinators Middle Wing and Senior Wing and Admin Staff of the school as they showered their love and affection for the dear teacher. The school chairperson through her iconic words imbued in deep love and much warmth appreciated the commendable work done by Ms Sharma as she lauded the term served by her in The Indian Heights School as a special milestone in the lives of entire fraternity. The memorable messages by students, teachers and admin members of the school expressed their sincerest gratitude for all the uncommon contributions made by Ms Sharma in the educational journey and development of the school. The melodious group song as a medley and a feet tapping dance performance on golden rocking numbers left everyone cheer, applaud and enjoy the moment. The school principal in her address placed the exemplary work done by the revered staff member on highest pedestal as she traced her long association with the school. On a nostalgic note she traced Ms Sharma’s journey that went on to demonstrate the par excellence skills of leadership to tread on as Head of Maths Dept, House Mistress and subsequently Class Incharge. She further appreciated the care and compassion Ms Sharma offered to everyone and especially the students in the school. She wished a happy, fruitful, healthy retirement journey with lots of creative pursuits to follow and cherish in the second innings. Ms Aradhana Sharma in her acceptance speech, expressed her heartfelt gratitude towards the school that renders ample opportunities for everyone to grow. She further reminded all the facilitators to be very compassionate and caring towards each learner. Wishing a great learning journey ahead she urged everyone to continue and follow the ethos of the school and epitomize their loyalty and commitment towards the organization. The ceremony concluded on a sweet and sugar coated note with the cake cutting ceremony followed by the scrumptious lunch arranged by the school management. It was indeed an unforgettable day for all as the school symbolizing the growth as it witnessed its first member pursuing a happy and healthy retirement journey.


Heritage Week

“As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.” - Seneca

The heritage club endeavors to inculcate a feeling of pride and love for the rich cultural legacy left behind by our ancestors. It is a laboratory to explore the linkages between different subjects and create a platform for interrelated approach to education. It works with the zeal to make the students realize the importance of our past so that they can strategize in future the role, India should play in the international arena. Every student of heritage club is motivated to participate in heritage conservation and to learn more about National and International heritage. It also focuses on creating awareness among the students to preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture. It also aims to inculcate a respect for diversity mutual understanding tolerance and peaceful co-existence. Keeping all the aims in mind, The Indian Heights School, conducted Heritage Week for the students of grades IX-XII. The Heritage Week was designed so as to involve the students in various activities geared towards heritage awareness and learning about ancient paintings. We at THIS, not only urge the students to preserve the grandeur of our monuments, but we’ve also been constantly engaged in viewing and appreciating our heritage. The children virtually experienced the beauty of Kailash Temple in Ellora: World’s largest monolithic structure. The children learnt that the Kailash Temple was made by the Rashtrakuta dynasty as a temple for Lord Shiva. Perhaps, it was meant to be a lookalike of Mount Kailash, the mystical abode of Shiva. The students also actively participated and enjoyed Tasveer-E-Paheli Quiz activity comprised of questions concerning Indian Monumental and Musical Heritage, essay writing activity on Indian Heritage: A Gift from the Older Generations.



World Heritage Week

‘The Heritage of the past is the seed to bring forth the harvest of the future’.

The main objective of celebrating \'World Heritage Week\' is to increase awareness and educate the people about the importance of their own traditions, cultures and the importance of saving and preserving them. In order to raise awareness about the cultural heritage , the students from class VI to VIII participated in a panoply of learning activities to have an in-depth knowledge about the Heritage Sites of India. The students of Class VI made a digital poster on the National Buildings of India. Students of Class VII enhanced their knowledge about the Historical buildings of India and students of Class VIII made the posters thereby gathering information about the Temples of India. The students also made beautiful images and wrote paragraph on amazing g historical sites. For the enhancement of the knowledge of these sites, a quiz was also conducted in all the classes. The students learnt and excelled in creative and collaborative learning skills as they researched and shared the treasure of history with each other.



National Constitution Day

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

As India clocks 75 years of independence through its glorious history, the birth of Indian constitution is a testimony to this landmark milestone. November 26, every year is observed as National Constitution Day, also known as National Law Day. It resonates with the adoption and implementation of the most sacred document; a vehicle of life and the spirit of patriotism – India’s Constitution. In addition, the day also marks the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the ‘Father of White Revolution’. Fondly called as the Milkman of India, he was the pioneer of the phenomenon ‘Operation Flood’. The students of the Primary wing at TIHS whole-heartedly observed these days through an illustrative presentation showcase and discussion on the significance of the celebratory occasions. A Preamble recitation activity was conducted for the students to gain familiarity with the essence of the Indian constitution. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, addressed the children and shared her views on the contributions made by eminent personalities in their respective fields. She also encouraged the students to abide by and imbibe the inclusions of the constitution to become morally conscious citizens of this country.

 



Primary wing celebrated World Heritage Week

“A nation’s culture resides in the heart and soul of its people”.

The heritage of a nation is the cherished treasure, passed on from one generation to the other. India as a country is synonymous with a glorious past and a rich cultural diversity. The World Heritage Week is observed from November 19-25 annually, to promote the preservation and conservation of the heritage and historic sites located in our country, symbolic as outstanding value to humanity. It encapsulates the need to build awareness to protect the conventional traditions and customs, that bind a community together. The students of the Primary wing celebrated World Heritage Week with great gusto and excitement. The week commenced with a virtual showcase an illustrative presentation across all grades from Little Steps to Class 5, on the concept of ‘Heritage Week’ to impart knowledge and create a spirit of cultural rootedness towards their indigenous monuments and heritage sites. The different methods to protect these sites were discussed by the facilitators. The children were shown an audio-video presentation on ‘Nalanda University, the oldest educational institution, and on various noteworthy UNESCO sites which are an embodiment of unfiltered culture and heritage. An interactive quiz was also conducted digitally, for the learners to exhibit their knowledge and assess their sociological awareness. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, also expressed her views and shared the importance of uniting with the efforts of the Indian government and the international bodies, to safeguard the invaluable monuments and heritage sites of the country. She also encouraged the children to travel and explore the distinct cultural centers to expand their cognitive horizons and experience the unmatched legacy of this country.



National Law Day

\"Democracy is not merely a form of government. It is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience.\"

The constitution is not just a document but the hard work of our forefathers who drafted the world lengthiest constitution. Rules and regulations made years ago are still so useful that only 103 amendments have been made so far to the Indian Constitution. To make the students understand the importance and essence of our constitution, a virtual assembly was conducted by class VII A on November 25, 2021, acknowledging and celebrating the momentous day as \'National Law Day.\' The day started on a healthy physical and mental quotient as students performed mass PT. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by an illuminative, Thought of the Day,“Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of life and its spirit is always the spirit of the age.” To make the students understand the importance of the constitution in their life, the word ‘amendment’ which means an act of amending something, was introduced to the students to increase their vocabulary. A spectscular glimpse was offered into the national, international, sports events and school initiatives through news headlines. Recitation of the poem on  ”Our Constitution”, followed by some conspicuous facts about ‘National Law Day’ made the assembly an informative platform. To cherish the well- embedded school values and the school motto, the school song was played. Highlighting why and how the constitution was formed and adopted by India, the Class Teacher in her address discussed the importance of National Law Day or Constitution Day. The assembly culminated with the National Anthem.



Festivals of India

“ Every child is an artist” said Pablo Picasso.

Keeping this in mind and to explore the creative potential in the young minds of our children, a \'Draw and colour\' competition was conducted for Little Steps on November 23, 2021 with the theme “Festivals of India”. The children showcased their creative skills in drawing and colouring and the result was amazing art work. This fun filled activity witnessed an enthusiastic participation by all students. The school Headmistress Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, through her vivacious presence, encouraged the students to participate whole heartedly in all the competitions. She was spellbound to see the creative side of the children and appreciated them for such pleasing presentation.



TIHS celebrated National Science Week

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

Science is an important part of the foundation of education for all children. The intelligent use of science and technology are the tools with which one can a achieve new direction. The Primary wing at TIHS celebrated National Science Week with great pomp and gusto. The virtual celebrations from November 8-13, 2021, witnessed a myriad range of activities, both individual and team-oriented, to inculcate a scientific spirit in the learners. For the Little Steps, a gripping session was organized in which several science experiments were conducted by the facilitators such as paper attraction to a comb using static electricity, orange peel balloon pop and acid/ base test experiment using turmeric powder and baking soda. The ‘learning by doing’ and experiential approach to visually stimulate their minds was the perfect impetus to increase their affinity towards the subject. A fun Science based quiz was conducted as per the abilities and curriculum content of all the students, from classes 1-5. In order to augment their interactive and multi-sensory opportunities, explore their interests through authentic objects, a virtual Science Museum tour was organized as a part of the celebrations. The children thoroughly enjoyed their virtual visit and learnt interesting facts about the museum. In addition, a ‘Mind Matters’ presentation was conducted on four renowned scientists, with each house showcasing their illustrative presentations and sharing knowledgeable facts with the audience. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, conveyed her heartfelt appreciation to the children for their overwhelming and enthusiastic participation in all the activities. Her moral message on building a scientific temperament, discovering new objects and seeking experimentation as a learning tool resonated with the young minds. She congratulated the entire team for curating thoughtful and relevant tasks to plant the seed of logic and rationale as the pillars of science in the children.



TIHS observes Science Week

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

The science week was celebrated in the school from November 8 to November 12 by Middle wing students. As a part of the celebrations science related activities were held during the week with emphasis on the theme for National Science week 2021 Food :Different by design. The objective of these activities was not only to inculcate scientific attitude and research mindedness but also to create interest in science. To enhance the creativity and foster scientific temperament among the students, they participated in constructing a pin-hole camera activity. Students actively took part in creating their own pin-hole cameras. To honor the United Nations International Year for Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year for Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, an activity was conducted for middle wing students in which they designed a nutritional palette and prepared cream into butter. Garden is a great environment to explore and discover new and exciting ways to build and grow. Students of class VIII participated in \'Design your Vegetable Garden\' in which they developed gardening skills and expanded their knowledge about science of growing plants. All the students of middle wing demonstrated excellent team work and learned to develop scientific approach in their day to day life.



International Students Day

\"You can change the world, if you start today\".

Celebrating each day is of immense significance at TIHS, to inculcate a sense of understanding and respect in our children. On November 17, 2021, the Primary wing students virtually observed the International Students’ Day, National Journalism Day and National Epilepsy Day collectively, to honour the significance associated with all three of them. They were apprised of the importance and historic background of these crucial days through illustrative presentations by their educators. The students were encouraged to be sensitive towards epilepsy patients and increase awareness amongst the community members to minimize the impact of this disease. In addition, they were imparted information on the field of journalism – the need for intelligent and sound news reporting in the present times. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, expressed her views on the international observance of the student community, celebrating the multi-culturalism in institutions and inspiring the children to be consistent in their outlook towards life.



GURU NANAK JAYANTI

God is one but he has innumerable forms.


The auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, which falls on November 19 this year, is one of the most important festivals in Sikhism. The 552nd birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated through a virtual assembly on November 18, with true festive spirit, in the corridors of TIHS. The students of the Primary wing paid a heartfelt tribute to the pioneer and founder of the holy religion of Sikhism. The students recited the holy verses, ‘Gurbani’ from the sacred scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, and filled the atmosphere with peace and divinity. The verses preach the message of selfless service to humanity, prosperity, and social justice for all, irrespective of differences. A video showcasing the life journey and the impact of the magnanimity of Guru Nanak Dev was presented. The children were taken on a virtual trip to the Golden Temple, to provide insight and increase their familiarity with the rich religious and cultural history of Sikhism. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, conveyed her heartfelt greetings to all the students , parents and staff on this pious festival. Her moral message on imbibing the preachings and values passed on by Guru Nanak Dev to his followers, of one faith and one God, was soul-touching and inspiring.
Happy Gurupurab to everyone!



TIHS promotes CBSE Reading Literacy Programme

The best thing about reading is that it gives you the ability to reach higher ground and still keep climbing.

Reading ability is a critical skill for navigating today\'s world. The ability to locate, understand and reflect on various kinds of information is a pre-requisite for successful participation in most areas of life.The Indian Heights School continuing with the ardent spirit to transform learners into avid readers promoted CBSE Reading Literacy Programme. Accordingly, the teachers shared the reading document with the students. The amazing passages about the heritage and legacy of India unearthed a whole new world of facts. The MCQs laced with competency based pattern refined the language skills as per the 21st century guidelines for strengthening literacy skills. The students read passages and explored a wide variety of authentic and diverse material on varied themes as they moved across cartoons, poems, infographics and narratives and rediscovered the power of language. The exercises and activities embedded triggered the imagination and inspired learners to think critically. The programme is a rich learning journey as it urges students to explore, reflect and learn more to grow more.



Virtual Assembly on Gurpurab

With your hands carve out your own destiny. – Guru Nanak Dev Ji

The students of Little Steps attended a Virtual Assembly on November 17, 2021. The theme of the assembly was “Gurpurab” and was conducted by the students of Step II Angels to mark the occasion of ‘Prakash Utsav’, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji. The event commenced by invoking the blessings of Lord with a prayer followed by some warmup exercises, teachings of Guru Nanak Devji and a soulful dance by students overviewing the knowledge about Guru Nanak Dev Ji\'s great life. It was a delight to watch the children confidently speaking their lines. All the students participated with full zeal and have gratified the audience with their astonishing performances to spread the message of oneness and compassion. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti appreciated the performance of the tiny tots with her ever-inspiring words brimming with experience and wisdom. She emphasised upon the inspirational life of the spiritual guru, portraying his life and teachings and explained the relevance of Guru Nanak Dev ji’s teachings in the context of present times. The assembly concluded proposing the vote of thanks. Overall, the assembly was successful in delivering the aforementioned message.



Gallantry Awards

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

At TIHS, we believe in nurturing the students as 21st century citizens thereby transforming them into confident and self-reliant individuals.For making our students aware and to honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of the officers / personnel of the Armed Forces, other lawfully constituted forces and civilians, a video related to Gallantry Awards was shown to students. Gallantry Awards are announced twice in a year. First on the occasion of the Republic Day and then on the Independence Day. In order to gain knowledge about bravery acts and the courageous, inspiring life stories of these brave-hearts, the students from class VI to VIII participated in a panoply of learning activities to have an indepth knowledge about the valiant decorations.The students of class VI made a collage on the braving souls, the gallantry award winners. Students of class VII through slide share discussed the relevance of the awards. Class VIII wrote essay on any one gallantry award winner who motivated them. The students learnt and excelled in creative and collaborative learning skills as they researched and shared the factoid with each other.



Middle Wing Activity

The Bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it

The students from the Middle Wing rendered a befitting tribute to the bravehearts of the nation as they participated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm in a diverse plethora of activities. To honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of the officers / personnel of the Armed Forces, other lawfully constituted forces and civilians, the prestigious Gallantry Awards are announced twice in a year – first on the occasion of the Republic Day and then on the occassion of Independence Day. In order to learn about the acts of bravery and the life stories of \'Men of Valour\', the students from class VI to VIII participated in engaging activities. After thoughtful deliberations and discussions, the students made projects based on the life of gallantry award winners. Class VI students made a vibrant and colourful collage on the gallantry awards, class VII through slide share acquainted the peers about gallantry award winners.Students from class VIII, wrote essay on any one gallantry award winner and how he motivated them.The videos on the gallantry award winners were shown which further fuelled the learners to serve the country and render service when called upon to do so.



International Tolerance Day

The highest result of education is tolerance.

It is the only real test of civilization. Tolerance, an essential virtue is observed globally as a hallmark attribute. International Tolerance Day, observed on November 16 every year, was introduced in 1996 by the UN General Assembly. The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. The Declaration of Principles on Tolerance elucidates the need to collaborate and create a more conscious and empathetic environment. The students of the Primary wing were briefed on the significance of this day through an illustrative presentation showcasing the purpose and importance attributed to this day. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, expressed her pearls of wisdom and imparted learning on the need to build patience and tolerance as lifelong virtues. Her message of following Gandhiji’s ideals of peace, cooperation, and mutual respect as the foundational pillars struck a chord with the students.



Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

A True warrior fights for those who cannot fight for themselves\"

Middle wing students celebrated Janjatiya Gaurav Divas as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on 15th November, 2021 dedicated to the memory of brave tribal Unsung Hero, Birsa Munda, who had contributed in Freedom Struggle along with other brave tribal freedom fighters. A short film \"A song of Birsa\" and followed by five documentaries were shown and discussed with the students on YouTube in their Virtual Class.In consonance with experiential learning, the students discussed about the legendary tribal leader and his contribution in the upliftment of tribal community. The learners also displayed 21st century skills as they indulged in critical appreciation of the contribution made by the tribal leader. They also appreciated his concern for his community and how he led the movement for the emancipation of his people.



Virtual Awareness Drive

Be a part of the solution, not pollution

The air that we breathe in is a crucial means of survival for us. It must be a collective endeavour to endow our Mother Nature’s gift, keep it pure and clean and ensure a healthy living for the inhabitants. In the midst of the rise in the air pollution levels in the city, a virtual ‘Awareness Drive’ was organised on November 15, 2021, to sensitise the students of the Primary wing, on the harmful effects and solutions to curb it. An illustrative presentation and video was showcased to enhance their intellectual levels on the causes, consequences and techniques to control air pollution. The children also shared their knowledge and interesting facts to enlighten their peers on the increasing damage due to rise in the pollution levels. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, voiced her valuable opinions to shed light on the spiraling menace of air pollution and addressed the students on the vital precautionary measures to be adopted by and regularly practiced to lower the environmental emissions. The innovative solutions shared by her were well received and highly appreciated by the young minds. The program ended with a pledge by the children in contributing their bit to alleviate the pollution levels for the generations to come. In addition, the students were also apprised of the Jharkhand Foundation Day, an iconic day in history when the 28th state was founded in 2000 after a formal separation process by the government of India. A presentation regarding the same was shared with the learners.



TIHS celebrates the Fun and Frolic of Children’s Day

\'Children are the gifts of God, let them fly with their thoughts.\'

The Indian Heights School celebrated the inner beauty, innocence and the purity of the children through a special virtual assembly on Children’s Day on November 14, 2021. The day is observed every year to honour the birth anniversary of nation’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The day commenced with morning prayers followed by an informative and fact filled slide share highlighting the relevance of celebrating Children’s Day. Rendition of a chirpy song kept the frolic spirit of the day rolling as the teachers sang and conveyed their beautiful wishes to the learners on their special day. The captivating quiz on child prodigies was regaled by all the learners as they tried to answer with ‘Fastest Fingers First’ skill. The rocking dance performance on light song numbers kept the young ones their feet tapping on the groovy songs. A comical skit on offline examination garnered much laughter and applause from everyone. The musical rendition depicting school life right from the early school bell to the last lesson of the afternoon on a nostalgic note especially for little cherubs was enthralled by one and all. The school principal Ms Archana Narain also applauded the innovative and creative spirit of the students as even the pandemic could not dampen their spirit and they emerged triumph with a winning streak as climate warriors, prolific writers, cause crusaders, deep thinkers, new age gamers and accomplished sports star. She urged the entire student populace of the school to inspire others to be the trend setters and act as forces of change. The school management also conveyed their blessings to all the children and wished them a happy and healthy Children’s Day. The assembly concluded with the rendition of the national anthem.



Happy Children's Day

‘Children spread joy and happiness in every season as they are most beautiful creation of God. They spread fragrance of love wherever they go.’

Children are budding stars, the more we embrace them, the more they shine. The bright and enthusiastic students of TIHS expressed themselves through a beautiful video presentation performing the song ‘We are the World’ in collaboration with Torrins. Their presentation truly showcased that they are the future and will shoulder the responsibility of creating a beautiful world for everyone.
On this occasion of Children’s Day let us give two special gifts to our students one is roots which will give them bearing and a sense of belonging, and wings to fly and fulfil their dreams. On their special day, the school management and TIHS fraternity extend their best wishes to the students.



Primary Wing Celebrated Happy Children's Day

Children are the gifts of God, let them fly with their thoughts.

Children’s Day is celebrated all across the country with great zest and fervour on November 14 every year, to commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. His admiration and affection towards children was indeed widespread. The facilitators of the primary wing at TIHS celebrated this symbolic day as a virtual ‘Bagless Day’ on November 13, 2021 as an ode to Chacha Nehru. A plethora of engaging activities were organized to stimulate the creativity and inherent interest of the children to make their day truly special. An exclusive Children’s Day assembly was hosted for the young learners digitally, with the facilitators showcasing fun-loving performances depicting the everyday school life of a child. The Class Incharges - Ms. Rachna, Ms. Seema and Ms. Ruchika anchored the assembly as children and mesmerised everyone with their role reversal. The facilitators of the four Houses -Prayas, Sanskar, Manas and Siddhant along with the activity teachers presented a spectacular show through a myriad range of appreciable performances. The dance-drama rendition, ‘Masti ki Paathshala’ was definitely the highlight of the programme with the faculty members impressing the audience with their child antics and behaviour. The Little Steps immersed themselves in a virtual story session followed by a clay moulding activity of a rose flower designing. The clown show by one of the facilitators to tickle the funny bones of the tiny tots added the perfect limelight to the festivities. A diverse range of playful sport activities, comprising of lemon spoon race, book balacing and bursting balloons were conducted by the sports instructors to elevate the fun quotient for the children. As the nation also celebrates its 75th Independence Day this year, to inculcate a feeling of patriotism in the students as leaders of tomorrow, a role play activity was curated. The vibrant children dressed up as freedom fighters of their choice and paid a humble tribute through their heartening enactments. The children were applauded and congratulated by the admirable school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, for their overwhelming participation in all the activities. Her words of encouragement to the learners on maintaining their enthusiasm and innocence, achieving invincible heights and striving to become great individuals filled their hearts with immense joy and zeal. It was indeed a momentous day for the educators and students of The Indian Heights School.

Happy Children’s Day to each one of you!



Virtual Orientation Programme on Covid Appropriate Behaviour

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

As The Indian Heights School is about to commence the offline classes for the students of the Pre-Primary and Primary wing after a long hiatus, the educators, parents and students came forward for an exclusive virtual orientation programme, on ‘Covid Appropriate Behaviour’, organised on November 13, 2021. The programme was presided over by the honourable Principal, Ms. Archana Narain and the revered Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti. It comprised of the parents being apprised with the protocols to be followed by the children during the physical classes. A detailed insight was provided through an illustrative presentation by the school Principal. It was followed by a video clip sharing showcasing the measures and safety standards being followed at the institution. The Head Mistress Ma’am anchored and shared her valuable perspective with the parents assuring them of all safety mandates prevalent in the premises. The session was concluded with a Q/A session to clarify the resultant queries. The overwhelming participation made the entire programme highly enriching and informative.



Virtual Assembly by the students of VII B

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Access to basic education is a universal human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. To make peers understand the importance of education, a virtual assembly was conducted by the students of VII- B on November 12, 2021 to acknowledge and celebrate \'National Education Day\'. The day started with a healthy physical regime and mental well-being as students performed mass PT. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by an enlightening, Thought of the Day, “If You are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”, to make students understand the importance of education and how it can affect and enhance their life. . The vocabulary word \'tutelage’ meaning the act or process of imparting knowledge or skill to another, was introduced to the students to enrich their vocabulary. A glimpse into the national, international, school and sports events along with weather updates was offered through news headlines. Poem recitation on “Education”, followed by some amusing facts about \'National Education Day\' made assembly a rich learning experience. To remember and cherish the core values and the school motto, the school song was played. Highlighting the impeccable role of the United Nations Sustainable goal or Agenda 2030 in this field, the Class Teacher in her address discussed how and why we should celebrate this day. The assembly culminated with the national anthem.



National Education Day

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

With reference to CBSE Circular No.115 , National Education Day was celebrated on November 11, 2021. Students were made cognizant about the great freedom fighter, leader, educationist and poet Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad. They were also explained about SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) while also laying emphasis on National Education Day. Class VI enlightened everyone through slogan writing competition. Poster making activity by class VII resonated with a clarion call to educate girl child. Class VIII essayed the life and contribution of the iconic leader by indulging in immersive creative writing competition. The activities fuelled the 21st century skills encompassing critical thinking, problem solving, creative thinking and collaborative approach amongst the learners and encouraged them to excel further. Through an invigorating virtual morning assembly themed, \'National Education Day\', the students highlighted the eminent role of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as an educationist and the first Union Minister of Education. This was indeed an enriching and learning experience for them.



National Education Day

“Education imparted by heart can bring a revolution in the society”.

National Education Day, celebrated on November 11 every year since 2008, is an ode to independent India’s first Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, on his birth anniversary. Widely regarded as the pioneer in the field of education, he worked tirelessly to spread the message of learning and education, far and wide. His philosophy, ideology and pragmatic theories were path-breaking in the times that followed. To inculcate the value and significance of sound education in the children of today, an audio-video presentation was showcased to the students of the primary wing, which depicted the efforts and contributions rendered by Dr. Azad towards the Indian society. During his tenure, the UGC, AICTE, Kharagpur Institute of higher education, the University education commission, and the Secondary education commission were set up. Several leaders have remembered the contribution of Dr. Azad in building the foundation of a strong education system in the country. This date is synonymous for another global event – World Remembrance Day – to honour the martyred soldiers, nurses and doctors of the infamous WW II. The School Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, briefed the children on the inspirational role played and the intellectual upliftment made by Maulana Azad. Her message on the essence of education and its omnipresence resonated deeply with the young learners. The Indian Heights School pays a heartfelt tribute to the freedom fighter and renowned scholar for his infallible foundation in the realm of education.



Uttarakhand Foundation Day

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have as a right to do and what is right to do.

At The Indian Heights School, the central ethos revolves in celebrating and observing all the regional, national and international days, as we truly believe in the ideology of ‘Unity in Diversity’. November 9, a landmark date, is observed as the ‘Uttarakhand Foundation Day’ . This day is commemorated annually to mark the formation of India\'s 27th state. The name of the state was formally altered from Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand – the ‘Land of Gods or Dev Bhumi’ and is a rich amalgamation of culture, ethnicity and religion. This day is also observed as the ‘Legal Services Day’, across our country’s state authorities. It was introduced by the Supreme Court in the year 1995 to offer assistance and support to the weaker and minority section of the society. It honours the enactment of the Indian Legal Services Authorities Act 1987, celebrated to make people aware of the various provisions under it and their rights as litigants. In addition, 9th November is also reputed for the inauguration of the historic ‘Kartarpur Corridor’, the ambitious project connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine, Gurdaspur, Punjab to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, Pakistan. The route flagged its commute in 2019, with the discerning pilgrims conveying their gratitude at the religious sites for this holy conjunction. The Pre -Primary and Primary students of TIHS celebrated these iconic days through enthusiastic participation in meaningful group discussions, sharing interesting facts with the peers, under the able guidance of their facilitators. An illustrative presentation to disseminate information pertaining to the events was also showcased in the classes. The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, expressed her valuable perspective and provided a knowledgeable insight on these celebratory milestones achieved as a country. The young minds surely garnered ample learning through her enriching talk.



International Day of Radiology

Radiology is the key to identify what’s wrong with internal functions of our body.

Every year on November 8, International Day of Radiology is celebrated with the aim of building greater awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care and improving public understanding of the vital role that radiologists and radiographers play in the healthcare continuum. The day is observed annually to commemorate the discovery of X-radiation, or X-rays, on November 8, 1895,by German scientist Wilhelm Contad Rontgen, who, in 1901, became the inaugural winner of the Nobel Prize in physics for this achievement. The Pre-Primary and Primary wing of The Indian Heights School commemorated the momentous day through the medium of presentation and discussion which also led to creating a buzz amongst students to engage themselves in refining their scientific acumen.The Headmistress of the school, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti also enlightened and motivated the students to explore and engage in the field of science and technology. She also highlighted the important inventions and discoveries that were based upon X-rays and the significant contributions made by radiologists in the field of science and medicine. The observance was a rich, immersive learning experience for all.



Glitter Germ Experiment

At TIHS, we firmly believe that children are never too young to be exposed to different methods and absorb the learning into their practical life. The children of Step I of the Pre-Primary Wing were introduced to the concept of ‘Clean and Dirty’ and ‘Transmission of Germs’. In order to teach the kids the importance of hand wash, social distancing and numerous hygiene practices, an innovative plateau activity, ‘Glitter Germ Experiment’ was conducted virtually. It helped the tiny tots to understand the presence and science behind germs. In addition, it also gave them a concrete insight on the practices to ensure germ prevention in their everyday habits. They were elated post the experiment, as the glitter evoked an inherent curiosity to learn the hand wash process systematically. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, through her moralizing message, encouraged the budding students to increase their inquisitiveness from an early age and build their observational and logical skills while performing an activity. She also emphasized on the importance of personal hygiene and cleanliness to maintain social distancing, thereby explaining the direct transmission of germs during every handshake. Her words exacted the precautions to be adopted by tiny tots amidst these testing times. It was an interactive and fun-filled learning session indeed.



Primary Wing Diwali Virtual School Assembly

The sweetness of laddoos the scent of incense and the sparks of fire. The festival of lights, Diwali is here.

The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals and India is a melting pot of cultures. The festival of Diwali – marks the beginning of a new year with a series of solemn occasions, to celebrate the commencement of this festive period. At The Indian Heights School, the celebration of the most significant Hindu festival, Deepawali, was accorded with grandeur and great gusto. The event, virtually hosted by the primary wing students of the Siddhant House on November 2, ushered with the invocational prayer, followed by a video narration of the inspiring story of Ramayana. The ‘Nritya Prastuti’ showcasing the rejoice over Lord Ram’s arrival to Ayodhya was truly mesmerizing. The students shared interesting facts on Diwali, followed by a ‘Kavya Gaan’ recitation, to deeply enlighten the audience. The highlight of the program was the ‘Clean Diwali Pledge’ and an illustrative presentation, by the Green Ambassador to propagate the message of a safe and eco-friendly Diwali celebration. A beautiful poem recitation on the pious occasion of ‘Bhai-dooj’ touched the hearts of the spectators. The grand finale of the assembly program was an eclectic dance rendition by the Siddhant house members, that filled the atmosphere with serenity and pure joy. The gathering was addressed by the honourable Principal Ma’am, Ms. Archana Narain, to convey her heartfelt festive greetings on the pious occasion of Diwali. Her important message on decluttering and cleanliness, sharing is caring and building character virtues greatly resonated with the audience. She also extended her deep gratitude towards the parents for their relentless support in these volatile times. The revered school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, also addressed the students and expressed her warm wishes and congratulations to the Siddhant House members and the entire gathering, on the holy festival of prosperity and lights. Her words of wisdom on the essence and significance of this vibrant festival, radiance and positivity struck a chord with each participant. The assembly events concluded with the recitation of the school song and national anthem, to evoke the underling spirit of patriotism and belongingness towards the esteemed institution and country. The entire TIHS management and fraternity extends the choicest greetings of this season and a Happy & Prosperous Deepawali to all the readers!



National Mission for Clean Ganga

\"A river is more than an amenity; it is a real treasure”.

The National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti has been celebrating Ganga Utsav every year, to establish a strong public-river connect and its ecology. This year too, this Utsav is being celebrated from November 1-3, 2021. As a proud ally of this mission, the Primary Wing of The Indian Heights School joined the initiative and organized a unique range of activities over November 1 and 2 as enlisted by the CBSE. A signature campaign was organized for the parents and children to cast their support towards the Clean Ganga, our national river’s petition. The array of activities comprised of an illustrative audio-video presentation, depicting the story of Ganga’s origin and its significance, followed by an interesting quiz session for the students of 3-5. For the tiny tots, a story telling program was conducted to enhance their general awareness and social consciousness towards the cleanliness of the Indian rivers. A collection of creative activities for the students of classes 1-5 included ‘Slogan writing’ to save the Indian rivers, ‘Poster-making’, ‘song-recitation’ and ‘dance-drama’ depicting the important message of ensuring river cleanliness and celebrating the rich legacy and history of the Ganga and related rivers. The learners were virtually briefed and apprised on the Utsav’s theme – ‘Ganga unites India, it’s time we unit for her’. The children were also imparted crucial learning by the Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, through her valuable words of wisdom. She highlighted on the several initiatives being undertaken by the Government of India, as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of India’s Independence – ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The two-day extravaganza in the corridors of TIHS, truly elevated ‘Ganga Utsav’ as a formidable celebration event amongst the educators and pupils.



Diwali Virtual School Assembly

“Diwali is the occasion to throng the temples, Pray to the Gods and give them offerings. It\'s an opportunity to entreat the deities, To bless us all and rid us of sufferings.\"

To celebrate the festive spirit of Diwali, the students from The Indian Heights School conducted a virtual school assembly on November 2, 2021. The assembly commenced with a soul stirring Rama Bhajan that offered a divine solace to everyone present. This was followed by a poem recitation with a message to indulge in self-introspection and in acts of compassion, charity and forgiveness to spread the message of peace, harmony and goodwill. The entire assembly was imbued with the spirit of festivity and mirth. The resonating group song delivered the message to decorate and adorn the surroundings to spread positivity.The mesmerizing dance performance Rama Katha, enlivened the atmosphere as the students enacted the captivating episodes essaying the life of Lord Rama. In her address the school principal Ms. Archana Narain reminded students to celebrate Diwali with a cause to bring joy in the lives of underprivileged and deprived section of the community. She further urged students to promote the campaign, ‘Say No to Crackers’ to help bring down the pollutant levels in the city. Continuing her notable address, she also reiterated student populace to follow Covid Protocol and wished all the students and the staff a bright and prosperous “Happy Diwali”. The Assembly concluded with the National Anthem. The school management also appreciated the efforts put up by the students for the spectacular assembly and conveyed their Diwali wishes to the entire school fraternity.



World Vegan Day

Each day is a new beginning and must be celebrated as the start of something new.

At TIHS, the culture is to celebrate every day with equal gusto and enlighten students on their significance, with the ‘Think Global’ perspective. On November 1, the students of the primary wing observed a diverse range of national and international days, associated with this date. Through a series of illustrative presentations, they were informed about the significance and relevance of World Vegan Day, All Saints’ Day, and Kannada Rajyotsava. World Vegan Day, the day to raise awareness of following a vegan diet and veganism as a way of living, has gained immense popularity in recent years, owing to multiple health benefits. The facilitators briefed the children on the alternate solutions to animal derivatives and their utilization. Kannada Rajyotsava, the historic day of the formation of one of the largest southern states, Karnataka, is a landmark day to honor and celebrate, every year since 1956. The students enhanced their general awareness through insightful facts shared in the classes. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, shed light and expressed her dynamic views on the choice of opting for veganism as a lifestyle, switching to healthier alternatives, and experiencing pseudo-meat products easily available to improve the overall health standards. It was an informative session for the learners.



Virtual Sessions on the theme Good Touch Bad Touch

October 29, 2021
“Wisdom is giving the children their wings, along with the rudder of awareness to keep them safe from prying hands.”
Educating students on the increasing rate of abuse, bullying and cybercrimes have become the need of the hour. To be able to understand the importance of safety and learning self- defence and protection at a young age, students of the Primary Wing attended virtual sessions by the School Counsellor Ms. Aayushi Tanwer on the theme ‘Good Touch-Bad Touch, conducted for students of classes I-V from 25th to 29th October 2021. The session commenced with the introduction of the school counsellor and an impactful expression of thoughts by School Headmistress Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, who also reemphasized the importance of netiquettes while attending such informative virtual sessions. In the session, students were made aware of various types of good and bad touches with the help of examples. Through a short movie presentation by KOMAL (a short film about awareness of child abuse by Mahatra foundation), we were able to teach the students about the parts of the body which are private/personal and sensitive that should not be touched by outsiders or without one’s permission. It also enlightened them on how to deal with situations wherein they encounter uncomfortable touches or become a victim of bad touch. Demonstrations showed the young participants on how to handle such bad situations and to whom to report about the perpetrators of the crime.

 



Primary Wing Club Activity

“Learning is a product of the activity of learners”.

At TIHS, we always believe that any learning is more effective when it’s an active rather than a passive process. In order to build the 21st century skills in the children, through the ‘learning by doing’ initiative, a host of club activities were virtually organised on October 30, 2021 for the students of the primary wing. The theme of the various clubs’ activities was ‘Green Diwali, Clean Diwali’. A diverse range of topics - celebrating the ‘Festival of Lights’ amidst the pandemic, ‘Vocal for Local’, Safety for animals and Green Diwali were covered as part of the experiential learning methodology. The endeavour was to impart the vitality and significance of sustainability and environment friendliness associated with a festival. A plethora of creative activities were performed by the students, pertaining to the theme - poster making, lantern designing, Creative writing, animal mask designing, nukkad natak on cracker usage and a festive sweet preparation. The students were addressed by the school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, on the contribution each individual can make towards helping the local craftsmen and sensitising the community members on the alternative solutions to celebrate this pious festival of good over evil. She highly appreciated the students for their overwhelming participation and applauded them for their efforts.



National Unity Day

“Where there is unity, there is always victory”.

Unity in diversity, the age old motto has been a testimony to India’s independence since time immemorial. Several leaders and freedom fighters have propagated this ideology; and one such revolutionary was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In order to mark the 7th edition of the National Unity Day, celebrated on his birth anniversary, October 31 every year, the Primary wing of The Indian Heights School paid homage to the original Iron Man of India. The children were shown a presentation, narrating his life experiences and accomplishments. As a part of the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’ initiative, led by Shri Narendra Modi, the students were virtually made to take a solemn pledge, encompassing their roles and responsibilities in ensuring the unity and harmony of this nation at all times. The students were briefed by the Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, on the significance of this historic day through her message on peace and unity building amongst the citizens of this country. The atmosphere certainly turned patriotic with the enthusiastic participation of the young minds.



Spooky Festival of Halloween

“Trick or treat, bags of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street”.

The students of Little Steps celebrated the spooky festival of Halloween online with great fervour and ardour. The programme began with Halloween song followed by a magic show showcased by little magician of kindergarten that mesmerised everyone. There were amazing performances by superheroes, wizards, witches, pirates, vampires and jack- k-o-lantern were applauded and praised by one and all. The icing on cake was the spooky act by the teachers of little steps that enthralled everyone. Children also enjoyed performing different craft activities throughout the day.Parents also shared their valuable feedback and appreciated the School Management and the facilitators for their endless efforts. School Headmistress Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti in her address lauded the hard work of students and teachers and congratulated everyone for putting up a spectacular show to celebrate the festival of Halloween to mark the welcoming of good spirits and drive away the bad spirits from their lives . The School Management and the Principal , Ms Archana Narain conveyed their blessings to everyone present.



Cyber Security Webinar

“The Internet’s is the world’s largest library. It’s just that all the books are on the same floor”.

In the words of Bill Gates, the Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. As part of the International Internet Day, which is observed on October 29 globally, a cyber-security webinar was organized by The Indian Heights School, for the students of the primary wing. Ms. Bhavya Dube and Mr. Pankaj Kumar, digital experts from KPMG India were the hosts of this exclusive webinar. Their workshop enunciated the guidelines and norms to be followed by children in today’s virtual world. The objective of the session was to sensitize the young minds towards their data handling and internet media surfing, to build their mindset in a robust and resilient manner. The entire webinar encompassed multiple topics and divisions pertaining to the digital cyber-space – hacking, footprints, password protection and social media settings and were informed to the students through interactive videos and illustrative presentations. The entire audience was addressed by the respected Principal Ma’am, Ms. Archana Narain, who imparted critical information to the children on the importance and necessity of adopting all the internet mandates and maintaining an individual’s cyber security to steer away from any potential virtual traps. The admirable Headmistress Ma’am, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti also expressed her views and conveyed the message of effective social media handling and internet usage through her insightful words of wisdom. The entire webinar was a highly informative, enriching and a participative experience, with an overwhelming response from the students to enhance their current digital knowledge.



Virtual Assembly on World Thrift Day

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” — Benjamin Franklin


Prioritizing the importance of saving money for future and for making students understand the importance of saving, a virtual assembly was conducted by the students of class VI- A on October 28, 2021on the theme \'World Thrift Day\'. The day started on a healthy physical regime and mental wellness as students performed physical exercises. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by an inspiring idea, Thought of the day, that is \"It is good to buy what you like now for yourself, but it is even better to save resources when you can\". To make the students understand the importance of being thrifty, the word ‘PROVIDENT’ which means making provision for the future.The word was introduced to increase and aggrandize the learners\' vocabulary. Interesting facts about ‘World Thrift Day’, where how and why we celebrate this day and some tips to save money was also shared. A glimpse into the national, international, sports events and school news along with weather update were offered through news headlines. Remembering and cherishing the core values and the school motto, the school song was played. Highlighting the importance of Saving, the class teacher in her address discussed about the importanceof World Thrift Day. The assembly culminated with the National Anthem.



Career Counseling Workshop

“Wake up to grind today. So, one day you can wake up to the life of your dreams.”

At a time in your life when admissions and job goals are critical, it is important to concentrate on profile building while also fulfilling academic goals. The aim of developing the profile is to create a database or a portfolio that can give a picture of your interests. The Indian Heights School, in collaboration with Career Launcher, organised a Career Counseling workshop for students of Class IX-XII on the theme “Importance of Profile Building for Higher Education” on 27th October 2021. The session commenced with the introduction of the topic by the School Counsellor, Ms. Aayushi Tanwer, who also welcomed the parents and students present in the session. The resource person Mr. Anubhav Rakheja emphasized on the various factors that must be included in building a profile that is both attractive and appealing to prospective admissions officers. These include: Getting enrolled in a summer school; Writing a research paper; Engaging in extra-curricular activities; Completion of credit-based certification programs; Internships; community service; and participation in various recognized Olympiads and competitive examinations. He also shared some career specific profile building activities like: publishing a book (for candidates aspiring for a career in literature) and portfolios (for candidates aspiring for a career in design). The session concluded in a benefitting and informative experience, where the students had multiple key takeaways to follow.



Primary Wing of TIHS Virtually Celebrated the Infantry Day

“We all have one life, let’s live it for our country”

The students of primary wing at The Indian Heights School, virtually celebrated the Infantry Day, observed on October 27 annually across the country. The significance of this day is boundless - as a remembrance of the first military event of independent India, when the Indian Army repelled the attack on the Indian soil in the Kashmir valley. The proud children paid their respect to the valiant martyrs and soldiers of the Indian army, for their indomitable and invincible spirit. The students were briefed about the importance through an illustrative presentation by the facilitators. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, conveyed her heartfelt gratitude to all the military personnel and inspired the young minds with her powerful and patriotic words of wisdom. Her elaborate insight on this iconic victory by the Sikh Regiment enveloped the atmosphere with an underlying fervour of patriotism for our armed forces.



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Virtual Assembly on Respect and Value of Nature

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
 
Prioritizing the importance of environment for the survival of mankind and to make the students understand the importance of nature, a virtual assembly was conducted by students of class VI-C  on October 22, 2021 themed \'Respect and Value of Nature.\' The day started on a healthy physical regime and mental wellness as students performed mass PT. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by an inspiring, Thought of the day, I.e. \'We don’t see nature from our eyes but from understandings and our heart”. To make the students understand the importance of pollution free environment. The word ‘COGITATE’ which means to think deeply about something. The word  was introduced to increase and aggrandize the learners\' vocabulary. A glimpse into the national, international, sports events and school news along with weather update was offered through news headlines.  Recitation of the poem  ”Mother Nature” making them aware about how nature is depleting, followed by some conspicuous facts about ‘Nature’ made the assembly an informative platform. To remember and cherish the core values and the school motto, the school song was played. Highlighting the importance of  nature, the class teacher in her address discussed about the important aspects for  conservation of nature. The assembly culminated with the National Anthem.



World Day for Decent Work

\"Decent work is at the heart of the search for dignity for the individual, stability for the family and peace in the community\"- Juan Somavia

A decent employment is one  which respects the fundamental rights of the human person as well as the rights of workers in terms of conditions of work for safety and remuneration. To make the students understand the importance of physical and mental integrity of the worker, a virtual assembly was conducted by class VI B in the month of October to acknowledge and celebrate \'World Day for Decent Work\'The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by , Thought of the day, i.e.\'Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.\' To make the students understand the importance of a values in person the word ‘remuneration ’ which means money paid for a service , was introduced to the students to increase their vocabulary. A glimpse into the national, international, sports events was offered through news headlines. Recitation of the poem ”Being a Social Worker ”, followed by some facts about ‘Employment’ made the assembly an informative platform. Further, the school song was played. Highlighting the importance of a decent work, the Class Teacher, discussed about why one should give priority to decent work. The assembly culminated with the National Anthem.



World Mental Health Day

‘Mental Health is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going…’

The World Health Organisation recognizes World Mental Health Day. From the beginning of the pandemic, we have been tracking the impact it has had on people’s mental and emotional health. The Day is supported by WHO through raising awareness on mental health issues across the globe. On the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2021, a poster making competition was organised for classes IX to XII on the theme “Expression of Emotions through Art”. With the help of slogans, hand-made posters, digital posters, etc. the students expressed the theme “Emotions”. One could witness the enthusiasm and skills of the students in their presentations. A blog was also posted by the Student Council, titled “World Mental Health Day” on the School Blog Corner.”



Virtual Assembly on the Occasion of Dussehra

“A time for celebration, a time for victory of good over bad, a time when the world sees the example of power of good. Happy Dussehra to each one of you”.

On October 13, the students of Prayas House hosted a virtual assembly on the pious occasion of Dussehra. The program commenced with a soulful rendition of a Durga Stuti performance to invoke the blessings of Goddess Durga. It was followed by a group song and dance presentation themed on Lord Ram and his magnanimity. The factual presentation on the festival of Dussehra and its significance, by the talented students of Prayas House created an atmosphere of joy and positivity. The addressal by the revered Principal Ma’am, Ms. Archana Narain, on the importance of fighting our inner demons and abiding the good over evil ideology resonated with the young minds. The assembly event has followed by the presentation of the school song and an impactful expression of thoughts by the school Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti. Her poetic recitation and preachings for the students were truly inspiring. The solemn gathering was concluded with the signatory vote of thanks by the House Captain and the National Anthem. The special assembly on this victorious occasion of Vijaydashmi, will definitely be remembered in the times to come.



Virtual School Assembly on Dussehra

“ The festival gives you a rainbow for every storm, a smile for every tear, a promise for every care, and an answer to every prayer.”

The Indian Heights School celebrated the mirthful festival of Dussehra with festive fervour through a virtual school assembly on 13th  October,2021.The festival  symbolizing  the victory of good over evil, commenced on an auspicious note with the rendition of bhajan invoking the blessings of Lord Rama. An invigorating dance performance as ‘Durga Stuti’ rendered a divine solace to everyone present,  as it highlighted the significance of nine incarnations of Durga. Poem recitation themed ‘Ten Vices’ emphasized to indulge in self- introspection  to rediscover good in ourselves. The  resonating rendition of  group song celebrating the essence of Ram Bhajan lend a soulful and pious spirit to the occasion. Dance drama depicting the relevance of Ram Lila was applauded by one and all  as the students danced in synchronized steps in colourful and vibrant attire to spread the message of mirth and festivity. The school principal, Ms. Archana Narain in her address appreciated the effort of the student council  and emphasized that this day is considered not only the victory of  good over evil but also  a reminder to overcome our weakness and become strong by indulging in self introspection. She further urged students to be disciplined and value relationships.The assembly concluded with the rendition of national anthem.



Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav



Little Steps Art & Craft Club Activity

\"Let us cherish the time for celebration, the time for victory of good over evil\"

Continuing with the festive spirit of Dussehra, the students of Little Steps energetically participated in the art and craft club activity on October 12, 2021, wherein they designed beautiful finger puppets using colorful papers, displaying the characters from the epic \'Ramayana\'. The theme-based activity witnessed great zest and excitement amongst the students, as they created illustrative puppets from the mythological saga and recited different rhymes related to the topic. The insightful story narration by the respected Headmistress Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti struck a chord with the students and displayed the important message of the ‘victory of good over evil’. This art integrated activity provided fruitful to ignite their creativity in co-curricular work, through experiential learning and a seamless amalgamation of the 3H (Head, Heart, and Hand) approach.



Virtual Parent Teacher Meeting

The parent teacher meeting for classes Little Steps to Class XII was held on October 9, 2021. The meeting was organized to discuss the performance of the students of the recent held Term II examinations ( EV,PT,UT). The innovative practices, teaching-learning strategies and the best learning environment provided by the school on virtual platform to prepare them future ready were highly appreciated by the parents. The PTM as a positive and productive platform, concluded with resolving the concerns collectively by parents and facilitators, hoping for an engaging, fruitful and meaning learning ahead .



World Teachers Day

“One book, one pen, and one teacher can change the world”.

The whole art of teaching is the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds to satisfy it afterward. Today, October 5 is celebrated as World Teachers’ Day, to outline the standards relating to education personnel, prominence, and important milestones. This idea dated back to the 19th century and we coined by UNESCO in 1994. The theme for the current year, ‘Teachers at the heart of education recovery’, highlights the support educators require to fully contribute to the recovery process from the COVID 19 pandemic. The students of the primary wing were briefed on the importance of this iconic day through an illustrative presentation disseminating the background and significance associated with the day. The school management and Principal warmly congratulated the entire team of educators on this celebratory occasion and appreciated them for molding the young minds at every step through their relentless efforts. The school Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, conveyed her heartfelt wishes to all the facilitators and students, along with expressing her views on cherishing the student-facilitator bond as a sacred one. Her pearls of wisdom on every day being a teacher’s day, learning as a lifelong process and the interesting road ahead resonated with the children. TIHS fraternity wishes a Happy Teachers’ Day to all the teachers across the world



Virtual tour to zoo

“Virtual Reality is the first step in a grand adventure into the landscape of imagination.\"

Virtual Reality exposes us to new experiences and things that we were not familiar with earlier and that too at the comfort of our own homes. As Albert Einstein once remarked, ‘the only source of knowledge is experience’. At TIHS, we believe in imparting education in a manner that is child centric and teacher scaffolding. Keeping the same objective in mind, the students of the Little steps were taken for a virtual tour to Zoo on Monday, October 4,2021 on account of World animal welfare day. The children spotted deer, hippopotamus and birds (African Parrots and Flamingos).They were thrilled on seeing the birds and wild animals, plants. etc., This helped to revise the concepts and sounds taught in the class. The time spent during this tour was exciting and thrilling for the students.. The students also enjoyed fun filled rhymes and wonderful art and craft activities. The school Headmistress Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti praised the efforts of the facilitators and reiterated the purpose of organizing such activities and that how incredibly it gives students a chance to peep and rediscover the world around themselves thereby enabling them to learn about phenomenal things that surround this beautiful world. Overall, an envigorating learning experience for the young learners.



TIHS observes Poshan Maah

\"Its health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

This goes without saying that proper nutrition is vital to build a prosperous nation. To ensure community mobilisation and bolster people’s participation, every year the month of September is celebrated as “Rashtriya Poshan Maah” across the country. The month is celebrated to raise the awareness to have nourished food. Keeping the spirit of the month, the students from The Indian Heights School made praiseworthy efforts to spread awareness on eradicating malnutrition.
As the month of September is observed as the \'National Nutrition Month\' ,it was a good gesture to start one\'s Kitchen Garden.
Keeping this learning objective in mind, a plethora of engaging activities were conducted for students.

A video was dhared with the students to create awareness on “Poshan Maah”.

To help students understand the nutritional levels and imbibe a sense of social responsibility, they were guided to share or offer nutritious meal with at least one child from the underprivileged sections of the society, living in their neighbourhood.

Numerous other activities marked the observance of \'Poshan Maah\'.

My nutritious Palette
Students prepared a nutritious (flameless) meal/salad with the help of their elders.

Poster Making Students designed thought provoking posters supported with insightful slogans emphasising on how to overcome challenges of malnutrition.

DIY Students prepared a lay out of DIY Kitchen Garden displaying creative use of paper.

Assembly The theme-oriented assemblies reiterated the alarming facts about malnutrition and detrimental effects of being undernourished.

Another highlight of “Poshan Maah” was an invigourating theme based Quiz.

The students enthusiastically participated in all the activities as the observance garnered support from the parents as well.The month long observance encouraged everyone to practice and nurture good health, wellness to boost immunity in their daily life.



GANDHI JAYANTI ASSEMBLY

“The best way to find yourself is to love yourself in the service of others’’.

The students of The Indian Heights School celebrated the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti with much patriotic zeal and zest through a virtual assembly, organized by the budding students of the primary wing. This year marks the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the universal apostle of peace and non-violence. The program commenced with the Bhajan Amrit chanting, followed by a poem recitation depicting the glory of our Baapu. Through ‘Mahatma Says’, the students shared and apprised everyone on the relevance of Gandhian thoughts and philosophy in the present scenario. The little ones paid a rich tribute as they narrated the values and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. The dance drama, ‘Gandhi Smriti’, further traced the life journey of the great leader from his childhood to his global recognition. The tribute to another iconic leader, Lal Bahadur Shastri, was accorded, to honor his motto, ‘Jai Jawaan Jai Kissan’. A soulful bhajan rendition of ‘Raghupati Raghav’ and ‘Vaishnav Jan’, through Mahatma Gandhi’s spectacles, mesmerized everyone as they joined and sang in harmony. In addition, ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’, the path-breaking ideology, propagated by the country’s patriarch was materialized in the minds of the students through a cleanliness pledge to keep the environment surroundings clean for sustainable hygiene. The school headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti, conveyed her heartfelt greetings to the entire audience and reiterated the need for everyone to follow the universal virtues of peace and non-violence, emulating the Gandhian principle of ‘Be the Change you wish to see in the World”. The School Management and Principal also expressed their warm wishes to the students, facilitators, and parents of TIHS on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, with the hope of a brighter and peaceful future in the coming times. The assembly concluded with an invigorating rendition of the school song and the national anthem.



TIHS commemorates 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

“Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.”

The principles Gandhiji stood for, are still invoked across India and the world. His lasting legacy continues to inspire millions and there is no aspect of life that, Gandhian thought did not touch. So to pay a rich tribute to the great iconic leader on his 152nd birth anniversary, the students of the middle and senior wing conducted school assembly through virtual platform to commemorate the National Festival of Gandhi Jayanti. The assembly commenced on an auspicious note with the morning prayer, the melodious bhajan, ‘Vaishnav Jan to te Nir Kahiye\', followed by a power point slide share, highlighting the several areas where Mahatma Gandhi was enormously instructive and which marked him as one of the greatest man of the 20th century. The slide share enlightened the gathering about the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The rendition of the group song, ‘De Di Hamein Azaadi’ in an innovative form through percussion beats enthralled everyone. The soul –stirring dance drama themed , ‘Why Mahatma Still Matters’ paid tribute to the great leader essaying his principles and ideologies. The school coordinators, middle wing and senior wing in their address lorded the illuminating and empowering teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Reiterating his message, they emphasized that students should learn by doing and that learners become more self-reliant and confident when they do things on their own. The School Principal and the School management also conveyed their best wishes on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The thought provoking assembly concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem.



World Heart Day

\"At least three times everyday take a moment and ask yourself, what is really important. Have the courage and the wisdom to build your life around your answer\". -Lee Jampolsky

Prioritizing our health is an essential part of self care. Everyday take a little time to move more, sleep well, reduce stress and eat healthy. To make the students understand the importance of a healthy heart, a virtual assembly was conducted by class VIII-C on September 30, 2021 to acknowledge and celebrate World Heart Day. The day started on a healthy physical and mental wellness quotient as the students performed mass PT. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by an empowering, Thought of the day, \"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. We must feel them with the heart\" to make the students understand the importance of a healthy heart. The word \'Ephemeral\', which means lasting for only a short period of time, was introduced to the students to increase and aggrandize their vocabulary. News Headlines offered a Glimpse into the national, international, sports and school events. Recitation of the poem\" Heart to Heart\", followed by some conspicuous facts about \'World Heart Day\', made the assembly an informative platform. To remember and cherish the core values and the school motto, the school song was played. Highlighting the importance of a healthy heart, the Class Teacher, in her address, discussed about the healthy habits the students can acquire to have a healthy lifestyle. The assembly culminated with the National Anthem.



International Day of Sign Languages

“Actions speak louder than words”.

On September 23, 2021, the primary wing students of TIHS celebrated the International Day of Sign Languages, christened by the UN General Assembly. The students were shown an illustrative presentation conveying the importance of observing this day, as a mark of respect to the differently abled and hearing impaired people. The students were apprised about the accepted different signs and their meanings to communicate seamlessly. The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, briefed the children on the need to create an awareness for an ‘inclusive society’ and learn the significant signs as a medium of expression to fluently transcend and comprehend the unspoken language. The students definitely gained a deep insight of the historic day.



Step I Mulberries Virtual Assembly

“Good habits will open doors that even the best education cannot.”

The students of Little Steps attended a Virtual Assembly on September 22, 2021. The theme of the assembly was “Good Habits” and was conducted by the students of Step I Mulberries to sensitize the children about the importance of “Good Habits”. The event commenced by invoking the blessings of Lord with a prayer followed by some warmup exercises, song, rhyme. The students effectively conveyed the message through a small skit and spoke about good habits. It was a delight to watch the children confidently speaking their lines. All the students participated with full zeal and have delighted the audience with their marvellous performances. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti appreciated the performance of the tiny tots with her ever-inspiring words brimming with experience and wisdom. She encouraged children to follow good habits with a beautiful message that one can create a unique personality due to good manners. The assembly concluded proposing the vote of thanks. Overall, the assembly was successful in delivering the aforementioned message



Blue Colour Day

“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time”.

Blue - the colour of loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust has a vital role in our lives. To increase the knowledge band of colours and their significance, the ‘Blue Colour Day’ was celebrated by the Little Steps on September 21, 2021, Tuesday. The virtual session commenced with an interactive introduction germane to the colour blue. The students turned up in beautiful attires sporting the vibrant colour confidently. It was indeed a visual treat to see the impact of the colour on our little angels as they were desirous to paint the town blue! They recited rhymes and spoke fascinating lines on a blue-coloured object they had carried for the session. The enthusiasm and zeal showcased by them was a delight to witness. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti through her vivacious communique encouraged and appreciated the students for participating with admirable keenness and also conveyed the importance of this adaptable colour in our lives. It was an amazing learning experience, with the students immersing themselves in the recreational ‘learning by doing’ approach.



TIHS observed the International Day of Peace

“Peace is not the highest goal in life. It is the most fundamental requirement”.

Keeping the purview of the current situation in mind, the students of the primary and pre-primary wings of TIHS observed the International Day of Peace - ‘Peace Begins with You’, celebrated on September 21 every year. This iconic day, which commenced in 1981 is dedicated to world peace both within and amongst all the nations and people. The students were shown an illustrative presentation and explained the importance of this eminent day to enhance their awareness and social consciousness. The school Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti shared her valuable insights through the message of developing global peace and harmony amongst citizens. She further motivated the students to aspire to be well-informed responsible citizens of the country and strive for delivering the message of peace.



TIHS conducts PEACE EDUCATION PROGRAMME

“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

Today, in the era of globalization, various religions, ideologies, philosophies, cultures, languages, and racial ethnicities are connected and live together. School as a miniature version of the world community, reforms students, nurture them with good values thereby forming the spirit and culture of peace among them. Our school in association with HWPL i.e. Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light, has been promoting the cause of world peace since 2017 through variety of activities and notable projects. In the academic session 2021, students from the TIHS are participating in yet another benchmark initiative ‘Peace Programme’ which comprises of simulations to ignite class discussions to promote a non-violence and generate skills of peace making in their homes, schools, community, nation and the world at large. Covering a dynamic panorama, the enlightening programme comprises of themes like, ‘A Reason for All Creation Living in Harmony’, ‘Why Peace on Earth Came to an End’, ‘The Restoration of Order and Relation in the Human World’, ‘A Heart of Thanks for the Grace Received’, ‘Consideration for the Benefit of Others’, ‘Understanding and Forgiving Others’ to name some of them. The programme as an rich learning experience aims to mould learners to build a world of peace, tolerance, respect for others and non-violence , hence a BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN.



International Ozone Day

“Get in the zone to save Ozone”.

The pre-primary and primary wing students of TIHS observed the International Ozone Day on September 16, 2021 to mark its 27th anniversary. This historic day, which commenced in 1987 with the Montreal Protocol, aimed to spread awareness for the protection of this vital layer. The day is marked by creating conscience amongst the citizens globally in adopting innovative methods to control the production of the substances that deplete it and increase its shelf life. The students were shown an illustrative presentation to provide crucial information and enhance their environmental quotient. The students were briefed by the school Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, on the importance of undertaking responsibilities to build awareness on the rising phenomenon of global warming and creating a sustainable future as the citizens of this country.



Step II Duckling Virtual Assembly

“Every person is the author of his health, never ignore it.”

The students of Little Steps attended a Virtual Assembly on September 15, 2021. The theme of the assembly “Health and Hygiene”, was conducted by the talented students of Step II Ducklings. The event commenced by invoking the blessings of the Almighty. An audio-video presentation of a melodious song recitation and a skit -enactment depicting the significance of health and hygiene in our lives was followed by the prayer. All the students participated with complete zeal and delighted the audience with their marvelous performances.The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti appreciated the performances of the tiny tots with her ever-inspiring words brimming with experience and wisdom. She encouraged the children to follow a healthy lifestyle regime and emphasized the significance of hygiene, cleanliness and diet to sustain strong immunity levels. The assembly was seamlessly hosted by the children and was successful in conveying the aforementioned message.



Hindi Rhyme Recitation Competition

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”

Keeping this in mind Kavyanjali- a Hindi Rhyme Recitation Competition - Kavyanjali, was virtually organized on September 13, 2021 for the students of Little Steps. Language is the power, life and instrument of culture; and the students of enthusiastically exhibited this through their participation in the competition. Such activities nurture the child to develop confidence, improve their vocabulary and assist in personality building. Props used by them during the recitations greatly enhanced their presentation. It was truly an enriching experience for the august gathering. The jury witnessed the seamless culmination of expression, thoughts, emotions, rhythm and music of words through the display of talent by the young minds. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, encouraged the students to participate whole-heartedly in all cultural events. She was spellbound to see the immense confidence in the children and conveyed her heartfelt appreciation to them for such pleasing performances.



Hindi Diwas

Hindi Diwas



TIHS performs Ganesh Visarjan Ceremony

Amidst  the rousing melodies , roaring drum beats and chanting of ‘Ganpatti Bappa Moorya’, the entire fraternity of The Indian Heights  School performed the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony, on September 11, 2021. The auspicious occasion was graced by the revered presence of the school management.  School Chairperson Ms Madhu Gupta and School Manager Mr Puneet Gupta performed the puja. The school complex resonated with the sounds of the conch and enchanting ‘aarti’. After the aarti,  the prasad was distributed to everyone present. The beautifully decorated idol of Lord Ganesha was lifted and adorned  with the loud cheers and drum beats. Everyone rejoiced as they played with colours and offered flower petals to the idol during the musical, colourful procession. The visarjan  ceremony culminated with seeking the blessings of ‘Vighanharta’ to endow wisdom , good health and a blissful year for everyone .



TIHS performs Ganesh Sthapna Ceremony

The auspicious festival of ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ commenced  with the chants of ‘Ganesh Vandana’ as the school performed the  ceremony of  ‘Ganesh Sthapna’ on September 10, 2021. Ganesh Chaturthi also known Vinayak Chaturthi is a ten day grand celebration that is ushered in with lot of zeal and fervour. The sacred occasion was graced by the revered presence of the school management as they performed the puja by placing the idol of Lord Ganesha amidst the cheers of ‘Ganesh Stuti.’ Adorned with fragrant flowers and vibrant lights, the ceremony performed during the ‘shubh muhurat’ witnessed hymns chanting , aarti performing and distribution of prasad , in the form of  ‘ladoos’  and ‘modaks.’ It is believed that during the days of Ganesh Chaturthi festival,  Lord Ganesha graces the earth and brings happiness, wisdom and prosperity for his devotees. It is also said that pious wishes and ardent devotions get fulfilled when one prays to Lord Ganesha on his auspicious days.



World Literacy Day

\"Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. \" -- Margaret Atwood

Being a literate is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment, and a means for social and human development. To make students understand the importance of literacy, a virtual assembly was conducted by class VIII- B on September 9, 2021 to acknowledge and celebrate World Literacy Day. The day started on a healthy physical regime and mental well- being as students performed mass PT. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by an enlightening, Thought of the Day, “Literacy is the most basic currency of knowledge economy”, to make students understand the importance of being literate. The word \'Erudition’ which means extensive knowledge acquired chiefly from books, was introduced to the students to enrich their vocabulary. A glimpse into the national, international, literacy and sports events was offered through news headlines. Poem recitation on our best friends “books”, followed by some amusing facts about \'World Literacy Day\' made assembly a rich learning experience. To remember and cherish the core values and the school motto, the school song was played. Highlighting the impeccable role of UNESCO in this field, the Class Teacher in her address discussed how and why we should celebrate this day. The assembly culminated with the national anthem.



International Literacy Day by UNESCO

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope”.

Literacy is an integral part of education and lifelong learning premised on humanism. The 8th of September was proclaimed as International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, societies and communities world over. At THIS, we believe in celebrating every occasion and imparting learning on the significance of every day to ignite the lamp of curiosity in the minds of the children. A poster making activity was organized for the students of class 5, to showcase their artistic skills, along with reciting a slogan and voicing their thoughts on literacy. This issue is a key component of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and part of the 2030 Agenda too. World Physical Therapy Day, also observed on this day, is intended to create awareness on the contribution made by physiotherapists to the society, enabling people to be mobile and independent. On account of both these occasions, an informative presentation was showcased to the students of the primary wing to share instrumental facts pertaining to literacy and physical therapy and the efforts undertaken by the United Nations to increase the awareness levels, globally. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti shared the valuable message of gaining education and acquiring competency to take the country forward as future responsible citizens. Her message of ‘one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world’ left the students inspirational.



Happy Teachers' Day

\"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.\" - William Butler Yeats

Teacher\'s Day was celebrated virtually by the students and teachers on September 5, 2021 with all the zeal and zest at The Indian Heights School, Dwarka, New Delhi with the students taking the control and letting the teachers feel special on the auspicious day that happens to be the birthday of India’s former President, Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. The senior students of the school presented a fantastic programme in the name of \'Bollywood Wrap\'. The programme started with the warm welcome address by the students. There was a variety of activities which included, interesting and engaging games songs, dance drama and vote of thanks. The students made the teachers elated with the way the students presented the programme with utmost perfection and responsibility. The Principal of the school, Ms. Archana addressed the gathering with her inspirational words. The celebration contiued on September 6, when teachers were taken out for a lunch where they enjoyed a lot.



Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

May Lord Ganesha give you – A rainbow for every storm, A smile for every tear, A promise for every care, And an answer to every prayer!

The students of Step II Dewdrops of Little Steps, conducted a virtual assembly on September 8, 2021, on the upcoming festival of ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’. The assembly commenced with the morning prayer followed by a melodious invocation of the Ganesh Vandana, recited by the tiny tots.The children participated with great enthusiasm as they showcased the importance of the festival through a mesmerising dance performance which added splendour to the entire assembly. The little ones performed the Ganesh Aarti and danced on foot tapping numbers with infectious zeal and zest. The assembly concluded with the Ganesh Visarjan ritual. The complete environment was soaked in the spirit of celebration and fervour. The respected School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, appreciated the sincere hardwork put-forth by the children, parents and the facilitators. She reinforced in the young kids, the importance of the moral virtues of devotion and obedience, synonymous to the attributes exhibited by Lord Ganesha towards his parents. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, briefed the children on the significance of celebrating this auspicious festival. She also congratulated the class students and teachers of Little Steps for their commendable effort in hosting an enigmatic assembly program. The school management conveyed their heartiest wishes to the entire TIHS fraternity on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganpati Bappa Morya!



National Nutrition Week

Success is the sum of small efforts—repeated day-in and day-out.”

In India, the National Nutrition Week is observed every year from September 1 to September 7 to raise public awareness about nutrition and healthy eating habits. The week is observed to make people understand the importance of nutritional and adaptive eating habits so that they can maintain a healthy lifestyle. Food and nutrition are mandatory for overall physical and mental health and ever since the pandemic has wreaked havoc, awareness about healthy food and nutrition has started to spread in every nook and corner. At TIHS too, our initiatives are driven with the constant aim to promote the concept of a healthy mind resides in a healthy body. The nutrition week was observed in the corridors of the primary wing, to enlighten the students on the importance of a balanced diet and healthy living in their foundational years. A host of motivational thoughts and words were shared, of nutrition and hygiene to build their vocabulary and general awareness. An array of creative activities was organized for the children from Little Steps to Class V, which comprised of Fruit Salad and Healthy breakfast making. The students created their nutritious breakfast using the ingredients readily available at home and consumed it with all their classmates to create a virtual delightful experience. The students of Little Steps also enthusiastically participated in the ‘Cut and Paste’ activity, wherein they designed personalized paper plates using cut-outs of pictures to learn about the diverse food groups. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti highly appreciated the efforts of all the students and educated them on the values of a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet and focusing on nutrition as the key requisite to elevate our immunity levels. This week ended on a highly positive and productive note.



Primary wing of TIHS Celebrated Teacher’s Day Virtually

\"Teachers are the backbone of any country, the pillar upon which all aspirations are converted into realities.”


The Primary wing of Indian Heights School celebrated Teacher’s Day virtually with great zeal and gusto on Monday,September 6, 2021 in honour of the renowned educationist and scholar, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who dedicated his life towards the upliftment of education and the teachers. It is rightly regarded that, if there were no teachers then all other professions in the world would not cease to exist. This special programme commenced on an auspicious note through a soulful guru vandana followed by a welcome note for the entire TIHS fraternity. The Junior Council members, on behalf of the entire Primary wing mesmerized the facilitators through a theatrical presentation of the challenges faced during online classes by the facilitators. It was succeeded by an enchanting performance of music and dance which added the charm to the vibrant celebration. To conclude the occasion on a solemn note, an audio-video presentation of heartfelt messages dedicated to all the teachers was showcased by the students. It left the audience overwhelmed and grateful, reminiscing the affection thoughts conveyed by the young minds. The school Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti applauded the council members for their immaculate display of talent and honouring the hard work of their teachers. She conveyed the essence of celebrating this iconic day, with teachers tirelessly rendering service to humanity and enlightening students with their learning experiences. The assembly was a seamless congruence of emotions, gratitude and nostalgia as the bright children took over as facilitators!



Virtual Inter-House Meet

“A little competition is a good thing, but a severe competition is a blessing”.

To foster a healthy competitive environment in the corridors of TIHS has always been our constant ideology. After all, competition leads to progress in a true manner. On September 3, 2021, the virtual Inter-House meet was organized by the Primary wing, to collectively witness the effort and meticulous planning put forth by all the four Houses - Prayas, Manas, Siddhant, and Sanskar. The virtual meet commenced by seeking the blessings of the Almighty, followed by inspiring and powerful speeches by the House Mistresses and Captains of the respective Houses, aptly describing the content assimilated in their videos. The video presentations intricately crafted by all of their talented team members for Independence Day and Janmashtami were displayed for the audience to view. The judges had a tough time judging the close-flinching competition. In her address the HM, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti appreciated and lauded the commendable hard work of each faculty member and student for curating such inspiring AV presentations and motivated them to continue the uplifted momentum for all future events too. The digital meet truly left the participants basking in the glory of joy, competitive spirit and teamwork.



World Skyscraper’s Day

“Not only did America invent the skyscraper, it invented the skyline”.

At TIHS, it is imperative that information on all important days are rightly communicated to increase their general awareness. Today, September 3 is observed as World Skyscraper Day. This significant day is celebrated on account of the birth anniversary of Louis H. Sullivan, often termed as the \'Father of Modern Skyscrapers\'. This term \'skyscraper\' originated in the United States in the late 1880s. Historically this was the time when there was a building boom in the leading cities of New York and Chicago. The students shared unique facts on skyscrapers with great enthusiasm, while acquiring knowledge along the way!



Virtual Assembly by VIII A on World Coconut Day

\"Be gentle, don\'t let the people make you difficult. Be kind, don\'t let the realities of life steal your sweetness and make you heartless.”


Assemblies in school act as an extravagant platform where students learn important life-skills and gain knowledge on diverse themes and topics. To make students understand the importance of unique fruit coconut, a virtual assembly was conducted by class VIII A on September 2, 2021 to acknowledge and celebrate World Coconut Day. The students shared wonderful nutritional facts about the importance of the hidden gem coconut. The assembly commenced by invoking blessings of almighty, followed by a powerful thought of the day - “You can be strong and true to the world without being rude and impolite”, to make students understand the importance of being firm and calm at the same time. The word \'callus\' enriched the students\' vocabulary, which means a thickened and hardened part of the skin, especially in an area that has been subjected to friction. A glimpse into the national, international and sports events was offered through news headlines. A short poem on this beautiful fruit, along with some fantastic and rare facts about Coconut left everyone admire the fruit more. To remember and cherish our core values and the school motto, the school song was played. Highlighting the intrinsic quality of the Coconut, Class Teacher discussed how and why Coconut is a divine fruit. The assembly culminated with the national anthem.



NATIONAL SPORTS DAY

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”

The National Sports Day of India which is also known as the Rashtriya Khel Divas is observed on August 29, every year. The day also marks the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand Singh, the ‘Hockey Wizard’ of India. The primary wing students of TIHS extended a heartfelt tribute to the legendary player through their participation in multiple activities that were organized on a virtual platform. They were briefed by the facilitators on the importance of adopting a sport as a part of their routine and the relevance attached with this iconic day, as the hockey maverick led the country to glorious victories throughout his career span. It is only befitting, that our honorable Prime Minister has now rechristened the country’s highest sporting honor as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award. On this occasion, the students indulged in several sports activities with great enthusiasm and zeal. The diverse games included ball-catching, book balancing, balloon balancing, lemon spoon race, bottle bowling as per the suitability of the students. The bright minds learned the essence of true sportsmanship and the value of personality building through games while immersing cheerfully in the online games. The school Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, conveyed her warm wishes and applauded the children for their active display of energy throughout the sports activities. She imparted the message of ‘participation over winning’ and inculcating a sport discipline to strengthen the holistic personality development of the students in her address. The widespread celebration of the National Sports Day echoed in the corridors of The Indian Heights School.



JANMASHTAMI SPECIAL ASSEMBLY

“If you don’t fight for what you want; Don’t cry for what you lost.”

These words of wisdom by Lord Krishna enlightened in the Bhagwat Gita are the epitome of accuracy. Krishna Janmashtami, the holy festival of Hindus, is celebrated with great fervor and pomp to mark the birth anniversary of the mystical deity, Shri Krishna. He is believed to be the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu and fondly rechristened with several names by his limitless worshippers. In view of the upcoming festival, the students of Little Steps and the Primary wing collaboratively hosted the special assembly on the pious occasion of Janmashtami on August 28, 2021, through a virtual platform. The assembly commenced by seeking the blessings of the almighty with a soulful hymn recitation, followed by the shloka chanting segment by the tiny tots. The occasion comprised of a vibrant display of the dance-drama presentations and musical renditions by the talented children, aptly depicting Lord Krishna’s life trajectory and the landmark teachings provided by him to apprise the audience with his invaluable power and knowledge. The highlight of the entire program was the ‘Makhan Handi’ act, emulated by the bright minds of Little Steps, which is symbolic to the mischiefs of Lord Krishna. It The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti addressed the gathering and conveyed her heartfelt greetings of this solemn occasion to the audience members. She expressed her views through the preaching imparted by Lord Krishna in Mahabharata, signifying the virtues and value which the young children as future responsible citizens must imbibe. She also congratulated and applauded the efforts of the class In-charges, faculty members and the wonderful students for the stellar performances showcased by them. Her motivational words on seeking the blessings of the supreme power and worshipping with them true devotion struck a chord with the children. An atmosphere of vibrancy and festivity filled the corridors of TIHS through this righteous festival. May this festival bring eternal happiness, prosperity and cheer through Lord Krishna’s teachings. The School management and the Principal, Ms. Archana Narain warmly transpired their greetings of the festive occasion of Janmashtami to the entire TIHS fraternity. It was indeed an intricately crafted assembly.



Primary Wing Assembly

Do not wait for leaders; Do it alone, person to person.

With this motivational note on self-effort, a class discussion was initiated in all the classes of Primary Wing as a mark of tribute to the great and revered epitome of compassion and kindness, Mother Teresa, founder of the \'Order of the Missionaries of Charity, who dedicated her entire life to serving humanity, the sick, the poor, the needy and the old. August 26 celebrates the birth anniversary of the great Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Recipient of numerous honors, including the 1979 Nobel Prize for Peace, she was considered as one of the 20th century\'s greatest humanitarians. The students of the Primary Wing through thought-provoking discussion enlightened everyone about the noble work and valuable contributions made by Mother Teresa to uplift the lives of all those in need. The headmistress, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti urged the students to follow in Mother Teresa ‘s footsteps and lend a helping hand to anyone in need thereby building a world of peace, harmony and human solidarity.



Assembly on World Sports Day

Sports is to gain a passion for running, love the morning, love the trail and to love the pace on the track.

National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August to mark the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand Singh. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the importance of physical activities and sports in one\'s life. Students of class VII D conducted an envigorating assembly on the theme \"National Sports Day” on August 26, 2021. The assembly started with a thoughtful note of gratitude with morning prayers followed by the thought of the day and word of the day enriching the vocabulary for the day. The news headlines were shared to update everyone on world affairs.The facts were shared to enhance students\' knowledge about sports and the importance of sports in the modern world. The school song elated the gathering with motivational message and values to impart. The teacher talk highlighted the importance of sports and the constructive part they play in students\' growth and development. They not only ensure mental well being but also physical fitness. The assembly culminated with the rendition of the National Anthem.



Career Launcher Online Workshop

“Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference.”

The Indian Heights Shool, in collaboration with Career Launcher, organised an online workshop on “Smart Work over Hard Work” for Classes VI to X on August 12, 2021. The guest speaker for the day was Colonel Sanjeet Sirohi, who served the Indian Military Academy for 35 years and is the former director of HR Institute of Management, Meerut. He touched upon various important nuances related to working smart, like: how brains are an amazing structure, how it functions; how to excel in subjects that a person doesn’t enjoy; what to do when one gets stuck in a math or a science problem; how to beat procrastination; how to be smarter; how to boost one’s reading power; slick tricks into building memory; how to pump up the brain; how sleep is very important for recharging your brain etc. He also gave advices on how to handle abstract subjects like mathematics and also took into consideration how one can perform well in tests on a regular basis. He also emphasized how brain creatively goes from a diffuse to a focused mode, or vice versa. A very interesting aspect of the session was the “Pomodoro Technique”, which
is used as a strategy against procrastination. The session concluded in a benefitting and informative experience, where the students had multiple key takeaways to follow.



CAREER COUNSELING SESSION

A virtual career counseling session was organized in collaboration with iEducationalize  themed “A Future Talk through Careers” on August 16, 2021 for Classes X-XII. During the session the esteemed panel of speakers Dr. Sheila Mahapatra, Associate Professor & Ms. Ashwini Pagad, Manager Outreach and Admissions, Atria University HOD – EEE, Alliance College of Engineering & Design  touched upon important areas like: Crafting careers in times of COVID-19. Research and Knowledge Skill Sets for Job Market Analysis; Global opportunities and threats to be considered before selecting the right career 20,000+ career updates shared by higher education department of Germany Financial Support to the students in the time of COVID by corporates from India and HED of Germany. The representatives from Alliance College of Engineering and Design and Atria University, Bangalore made the students go through a virtual visit to their universities, the courses offered, the eligibility, the future prospects, the infrastructure, the placement opportunities, the scholarships, etc. The session concluded with a QA session, wherein the students could present their queries related to international university admissions, visa application, PR status, and the various combinations of subjects offered one can think of.



Class XI & XII Career Webinar

A very enriching and informative session for the students of Commerce (Class XI and XII) on the US CMA course. A clear understanding of why a student should choose US CMA, what is the course about and what is the career path was given. The resource person also guided on how one can become a US CMA and the estimated cost was also put forward. He also elaborated on how K C GlobEd could help the interested students to achieve their goals and the various companies they have links with, in terms of placement. It is a globally recognised profession with international careers and chance to work with the best MNCs. A thorough explanation was given in terms of the differences between CMA course available in India, US and UK. The session was followed by a question-answer session in which the queries of the students were well sorted out. The resource person quoted that their ambition was not only employability but also to create entrepreneurs who could lead in the future. It was indeed a very beneficial session for the students and would definitely help them in deciding for their future choices.



WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY



RAKHI ASSEMBLY

“There is no other love like the love for a brother, there is no other love like the love from a brother”.

India is a melting pot of cultures. We truly stand by the motto, ‘Unity in Diversity’. The students of IV Edison hosted a virtual special assembly on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and Onam. The assembly commenced with an invocation song, followed by cheerful a musical presentation on ‘Rakhi’. The students put together an emotional act, aptly describing the ‘Bandhan’ between two siblings, leaving the audience reminiscing of their memorable times. A beautiful poem recitation by the young minds only enhanced the significance of the gathering. An illustrative presentation was also showcased to express the thoughts behind the fervour and zest associated with Raksha Bandhan and Onam. The school management and Principal, Ms. Archana Narain congratulated all the students for the hard-work rendered by them for the effortless presentation and communicated their heartfelt wishes to all the facilitators, students and parents on account of the upcoming celebratory festivals. The school Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, addressed the audience with her exuberance and highly appreciated the students for the commendable efforts put forth by them in all the performances. She conveyed her warm wishes to the assembly attendees for the upcoming festivals, while also advocating the message of peace, prosperity and harmony during these unprecedented times. Her motivational words rightly resonated with the children. The assembly indeed was a testimony to the depth and vastness of the cultural traditions, rituals and sentiments attached to our Indian festivals and the role it plays in building the brotherhood and bonding amongst communities. A sister is our first friend and second mother”. Happy Raksha Bandhan and Onam Ashamsakal to each one of you!



Innovative and Festive India Virtual Assembly

\"A nation that does not innovate, stagnates.\"

Celebrating the festive fervour , the students of class VII- C presented a vibrant assembly resonating the message of an Inventive and Festive India.The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by Thought of the Day, Vocabulary Word, news headlines and facts on \'Innovate in India\'. A thought provoking poem on the Festivals of India, enthralled everyone. The inspiring school song lend a befitting conclusion to the assembly.The virtual assembly was well supported with informative slide share. In her address, the class teacher discussed and shed light on the importance of the theme \"Innovative and Festive India\". The assembly concluded with National Anthem



Step II Angels Virtual Assembly

‘The paths may change as life goes along, but the bond between a brother and sister remains ever strong.’

The students of Little Steps attended a Virtual Assembly on August 18, 2021. The theme of the assembly was centred on the upcoming pious festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and was conducted by the talented students of Step II Angels. The event commenced by invoking the blessings of the Almighty with a solemn prayer, followed by a melodious song rendition and rhyme recitation to depict the significance of this festival of affection and brotherhood. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti appreciated the intricate performances of the tiny tots with her ever-inspiring words and commended the children for their laudable efforts. She also encouraged them to tie the ‘Rakhi’ to all their siblings and not just the brothers. Her pearls of wisdom on the bond of protection being gender-neutral struck a chord with all the assembly participants and the event was concluded on a gratitude filled note for all the facilitators, parents and students.



India's Formidable Freedom Fighter

\"One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives\"

August 18, marks the death anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. On this day, the students of Primary wing of The Indian Heights School paid their homage to India\'s formidable freedom fighter who called upon the youth of the country to come together and fight for independence. The teachers in the classes discussed with the students, Netaji\'s valuable contribution and his role in the freedom movement of our country. As a revolutionary freedom fighter, he will always be remembered for his golden words that remain immortal and continue to inspire millions of people around the globe.



Virtual Career Counseling Session

“Knowledge and understanding are life’s faithful companions who will never prove untrue to you. For knowledge is your crown, and understanding your staff; and when they are with you, you can possess no greater treasures.”

The Indian Heights School, in collaboration with iEducationalize, organized a virtual career counseling session themed “A Future Talk through Careers” on August 16, 2021 for Classes X-XII. During the session, the panel of speakers touched upon important areas like :Crafting careers in times of COVID-19; Research and Knowledge Skill Sets for Job Market Analysis; Global opportunities and threats to be considered before selecting the right career; 20,000+ career updates shared by higher education department of Germany; and Financial Support to the students in the time of COVID by Corporate from India and HED of Germany. The representatives from Alliance College of Engineering and Design and Atria University, Bangalore made the students go through a virtual visit to their universities, the courses offered, the eligibility, the future prospects, the infrastructure, the placement opportunities, the scholarships, etc. The session concluded with a Q & A session, wherein the students could present their queries related to international university admissions, visa application, PR status, and the various combinations of subjects offered one can think of.



Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Poster Making Competition @ Freedom Fighters

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”.

Life is about using the whole box of crayons and we at TIHS firmly believe in filling the canvas with a myriad range of colors. August 13, was observed as a bagless day for the students of the Primary Wing. The eventful day was filled with several joyful activities for them. The budding artists showcased their tremendous talent and canvassed their imagination and thoughts through a virtual drawing competition, themed on ‘Freedom Fighters’. The Independence Day celebration adorned the corridors of TIHS as exclusive House Meetings were organized, to display and the hard work put in by the facilitators and students of the respective Houses, to create beautiful dance-drama renditions, centered around ‘patriotism’. The school management congratulated the bright children for their commendable efforts and appreciated the parents for their support throughout the learning experience. The Principal, Ms. Archana Narain conveyed her heartfelt praise for all the ignited minds and further exhorted them to participate actively in all the curricular activities to develop their personality and step forward as a proud citizen for the country at all times. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, applauded the students for their staggering performances in the video presentations and motivated them all with her inspiring words, to always express our solidarity towards the nation. It was indeed a vibrant day for the students and they all rejoiced merrily in the plethora of enriching activities curated for them.



Heartiest Congratulation

“All our dreams can come true if we dare to pursue them.”

The long-awaited CBSE Class XII results for the academic session 2020-21. declared on July 30, 2021, brought another solemn occasion for the school to celebrate. The portals of the school welcomed the meritorious students through the customary \'teeka\' followed by the garland welcome and bouquet felicitation. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain congratulated all the meritorious students for their stellar performance. She motivated the students to brave the competitive world outside with a determined and confident spirit as they now step out to pursue and fulfill their future dreams. She also expressed her gratitude towards the parents for their unwavering cooperation and support, which catalyzed the performance by playing an equally important role in their ward(s) success. It was indeed a heartwarming moment for everyone present as the students were thrilled to bits to visit the school campus with sheer nostalgia I ushered in their minds. They expressed their gratitude towards the school management and Principal for rendering a safe virtual learning platform, thereby equipping them with sophisticated digital tools during their journey of online learning. The students on an emotional note expressed their humble gratitude towards their teachers who stood by them through thick and thin. The school management also conveyed their warm blessings to the students for their astounding success and wished them a bright and prosperous future ahead.



Let’s Salute the Spirit of 75th Independence Day Virtual Assembly

“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, …At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”
 
The Indian Heights School celebrated 75th Independence Day celebration with a lot of patriotic fervor and zeal in tandem with nation celebrations i.e. ‘Aazdi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ virtual assembly on August 15, 2021 befitting the occasion. The programme initiated with flag hoisting ceremony by School Chairperson Ms. Madhu Gupta, School Manager Mr. Puneet Gupta and school principal Ms. Archana Narain as they unfurled the tri colour, that filled everyone with pride and honour. The cultural programme embarked with a general welcome. The solemn occasion was graced by the revered presence of Major General (Dr.) M.P. Singh (Retd), Ph D as the Chief Guest of the day. In her customary welcome address, the school principal Ms. Archana Narain, said that the Independence Day celebration was more euphoric this year with stunning performances of Indian Contingent at Tokyo Olympics 2020. She further exhorted the students to work towards the conservation to ensure sustainable development. She also opined that with freedom comes responsibilities and duties. The performances on the virtual platform set the pitch and the audience witnessed a grandiose of music, dance and drama performances comprising of patriotic songs, speech, character depiction and poem recitation. The exuberant and scintillating performances received much deserved appreciation from everyone present. The chief guest Major General (Dr.) M.P.Singh (Retd), Ph D in the key note address congratulated the students and teachers for displaying a spectacular show enthused with marvelous performances. He further reminded the students to follow the path of SHAVERS as the future ready citizens of the nation, where ‘S’ signifies silence i.e. one should indulge in prayers and meditation. ‘H’ stands for Health, A stands for Affirmation, V for visualization, ‘E’ for exercise, ‘R’ for reading and finally ‘S’ for scribbling or writing. He also urged the students to aspire for best version of their own self.The school management also conveyed their best wishes to the entire TIHS fraternity on nation’s 75th Independence Day celebration. It was indeed a proud moment to watch the stellar performances, making ensemble for the historic day. The day culminated with of Vote of Thanks followed by rendition of National Anthem.


VECTOR BORNE DISEASES

“Eradicating mosquitoes is a means to an end. An uninfected mosquito is harmless to humans. An infected mosquito is fatal.”

Vector-borne diseases are infections transmitted by the bite of infected arthropod species, such as mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies, and blackflies The school observed ‘Vector Borne Diseases Week’ from August 9 to August 13, 2021.The week initiated with an introductory video on Vector Borne diseases. As a plethora of learning and engaging activities, students were shown a documentary on safety measures as to how they can practice methods to prevent from vector borne diseases viz. wearing clothes which do not leave the body parts exposed. Likewise taking precautionary measures to not allow stagnant water in tyres, earthen pots, containers and open areas in order to prevent breeding of mosquitoes were also highlighted. The students also participated in preparing of Lorax Collage on Malaria day. The week witnessed overwhelmed students participating in discussion on causes ,symptoms and prevention of Malaria and Dengue. Videos on the same were also shown. Quiz on Vector borne diseases Malaria and Dengue in tandem with the theme was enjoyed a lot by the learners. The \'Vector Borne Diseases Week\' through virtual platform sensitized students and garnered an informative and healthy interaction as they voiced and shared their opinion on the same. The week was a an enlightening experience for everyone involved.



NAGASAKI & QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT DAY

“Truth alone will endure; all the rest will be swept always in the tide of Time.”

The students of The Indian Heights School, observed August 8, 2021 as Quit India Movement Day.This historic day, was a landmark event in the Indian independence struggle. The students were informed of the relentless efforts put forth by the freedom fighters and the conceptualisation of the ‘Bharat Chhodo’ motto by the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. In addition, the facts pertaining to Nagasaki Day, observed every year on August 9, were also communicated to raise awareness on the massive impact of the nuclear bombingon the twin cities of Japan. The students were imparted the learning on the need to promote ‘global peace’ among nations on this symbolic day.Through an illustrative presentation and video sharing, interesting information and knowledge was disseminated across the students. The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, conveyed to the students, the significant message of exhibiting patriotism and essaying their fundamental duties as a responsible citizen of this nation. Ma’am also congratulated the laudable winners of the recently concluded Olympics 2020 of the Indian contingent. The entire TIHS fraternity was elated with the thunderous performance by the participants and applauded their untiring efforts in representing our country on a global platform. Her valuable insights on the relevance of both the historic days deeply resonated with the children.

 



Virtual Parent-Teaching Meeting

“ Learning is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere.”

The Indian Heights School conducted a virtual PTM for classes Little Steps to XII on Saturday August 7, 2021. The performance of the students in EV-I for classes I-V, PT-I for classes VI-XI and UT-I result of class XII was discussed. The parents shared about the general well being of their ward(s) and appreciated the new initiatives undertaken on virtual platform to make them more rewarding and fruitful. Teachers appreciated the parents for their support and contribution during online educational journey of their ward (s).
Here is a Kaleidoscopic view of the PTM:



HIROSHIMA & NATIONAL HANDLOOM DAY

‘Rome was not built in a day, but Hiroshima was destroyed in a day’.

The students of The Indian Heights School, observed August 6, 2021 as Hiroshima Day. Every year, August 6 is solemnly observed as Hiroshima Day around the world and this year is the 76th anniversary. Hiroshima Day is observed every year to raise awareness of the disastrous effects of the atom bomb and the need to promote ‘global peace’ among nations. The International Olympics Committee, as a mark of respect will honour the anniversary during the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony, scheduled on August 8.The facilitators of the Primary wing shared important information with the students and enlightened them with crucial facts pertaining to this symbolic day. Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “I do regard spinning and weaving as a necessary part of any national system of education”. The students were briefed on the significance of the ‘National Handloom Day’, celebrated on August 7 every year since 2015, through an illustrative video presentation. The activity on ‘paper mat’ designing promoted by the Handloom Industry was also showcased amidst everyone, to enhance their creative and visual-spatial skills. The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti, conveyed the significant message of peace and harmony that must co-exist across the societies. Ma’am also spoke about the ‘Made in India’ initiative; the need to reflect on and promote Indian weaving and handloom textiles being the future citizens of the country.Her valuable insightson the relevance of both the historic days resonated deeply with the children.



Hiroshima Day and International Virtual School Assembly

\"To err is human, to forgive divine \" - Alexander Pope

Forgiveness Day brings forth the fact that one must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. The above mentioned theme was very beautifully presented through a virtual assembly by the students of class XII - C on 6th August 2021. The assembly began with an auspicious prayer which soaked everyone with the blessings of the almighty. ‘Thought of the Day’, ‘Informative Vocabulary Word’ and awesome ‘Facts’ on the theme being celebrated, fulfilled the pragmatic needs of the assembly. The Teacher’s Talk inspired the students to inculcate the value of forgiveness in their lives. The School Song was sung with pride and confidence. The assembly culminated with the rendition of the National Anthem.



World Forgiveness Day Virtual Assembly

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free”.

Forgiveness is a small word with an infinite meaning. It’s a skill to live a happy and peaceful life. But unfortunately, engrossed in our fast pace of life, we are forgetting to polish this very essential skill. To apprise the importance and to imbibe this very important virtue, students of class VII B conducted an assembly on the theme “World Forgiveness Day”. The event started with soul soothing prayer followed by thought of the day and word of the day for enriching our vocabulary. In order to portray feelings and to witness what change forgiveness can bring in our life, a self composed poem was presented. Class Teacher Ms. Shruti discussed the importance of this day and also the steps of true forgiveness to live a healthy and forgiving life. Her thoughts infused one and all with the power of forgiveness. Virtual information and news headlines were shared to keep students up to date with national and international events followed by the school song. The assembly culminated with the rendition of the National Anthem.



Step I Cherries Virtual Assembly

“Let’s promote harmony, peace and brotherhood. Let’s contribute in building a great nation”.

The students of Little Steps attended a Virtual Assembly on August 4, 2021. The theme was centred on “Brotherhood and Harmony’ and it was organised by the wonderful students of Step I Cherries. It commenced with a melodious song and story rendition emphasizing the importance of the theme’s virtues. India is a land of ‘Unity in Diversity’. To celebrate this underlying spirit of our country, a beautiful song was also presented by the children depicting the essence of our vast Indian culture. A story of ‘Little Birds’ enunciating the power of unity was displayed by the children. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti appreciated the performance of the creative minds. She motivated children with her inspiring words of wisdom and educated them on the immense importance of life building morals of peace, kindness and harmony



Little Steps Celebrated Friendship Day

“There is something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace!”

The students of Little Steps celebrated Friendship Day on August 2, 2021 through myriad activities. Our tiny tots had a blast donning their dancing shoes and shaking a leg to the beats of the music to enhance their rhythmic sensibilities. The children celebrated the day along with their teachers and friends by preparing a beautiful handmade friendship band, allowing them to express themselves and convey their emotions through it. The students also took an active interest in the story-narration session centred on the moral “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti Ma’am, appreciated the students for immersing themselves whole-heartedly in the plethora of activities and imparted valuable moral on the importance of friendship. She shared her insights with the young minds on the value of ‘sharing is caring and urged the students to spread peace and harmony through the sacred bond of friendship.



The Lingua Franca week

Language is “the infinite use of finite means”

The Lingua Franca week – an annual event, filled with week-long activities was organized the Little Steps and Primary wing, from July 26-30, 2021. The conceptualization of all the activities was accorded to enhance the linguistic skills of the students. For the talented children of Little Steps, a diverse interactive range of activities were conducted; ‘Beach Ball Fun’ and ‘Snowball Fun’, wherein using a ball available, they had to write words on it and pronounce in class through the game of catch and throw with it. In addition, an English Rhyme Recitation competition was also organized, with the underlying premise ‘Poetry is the echo, asking a shadow to dance’. The dramatic recitation by the young kids made it a memorable week indeed. The students of the Primary wing immersed themselves in numerous creative activities. A Calligraphy competition was organized, centred on ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. It was followed by a Vocabulary Quiz curated for students of classes 1-5, with multiple illustrative rounds. This activity fostered the spirit of team-work and healthy competition amongst the students. To conclude the week on a productive and enriching note, a Story Narration activity was culminated for the children, which involved weaving a story through their imagination utilising the pictures and story setting provided to them. In retrospect, the entire week included an array of integrated and plethora of activities which not only accelerated their linguistic interest but also focused on amalgamating the Head, Heart and Hand seamlessly. The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti witnessed the overwhelming participation by the students across several activities and applauded the commendable effort put forth by every student. She highlighted the significance of building strong linguistic skills and sharpening the language components through meticulous reading and attention to detail. Her words of wisdom deeply resonated with the entire pupil community.



LIVE PRIZE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY: INTERSCHOOL FEST ‘EUPHONY 2021’

INDIA @75: A JOURNEY FROM SWADESHI TO SWAWLAMBI

Competing at the highest level is not about winning, it\'s about preparation, courage, understanding, and nurturing your soul and your heart. Winning is the result”

The Indian Heights School conducted the LIVE Prize Distribution ceremony of Annual School Fest Euphony 2021, ‘An Amalgamation of Creativity’ on July 31, 2021. Euphony was started in order to develop an overall personality of the learners and to inculcate the spirit of a healthy competition. Every year participants from different schools from Delhi and NCR participate to exhibit their creative streaks and innovative approach. The inter school fest was even more special this year as all the competitions organized were themed under the canopy of “INDIA @75 : A JOURNEY FROM SWADESHI TO SWAWLAMBI” commemorating 75 years of Independence. This year also through online platform, the event witnessed a humongous participation of over 80 schools. The event commenced with a general welcome of the distinguished guests and participant schools. School Chairperson and School Manager also blessed the occasion with their benign presence.  The school Principal in her welcome note appreciated all the participants for their online presentations and performances. She also congratulated the winners for their commendable achievements in multifarious domains and stressed that one must believe in healthy competition. Laced with basic skills like reflection, critical thinking, creativity, initiation, self - direction and other 21st century skills , Euphony 2021, aimed to  make students 21st century - ready citizens empowering them with the competencies to understand,  interpret and innovate real life situations. The extravagant online platform amidst the myriad of engrossing activities witnessed a multitude of talents as the students unfurled their competitive streaks. The high voltage result declaration amid cheers from the guest schools and applause from the judges was perfectly in tandem with the themes of each event. Donning the three live events ‘Kavya Goshthi’ , ‘Mime’ and ‘Speakathon’ with great panache, the ceremony was watched by parents, teachers and students from Delhi and NCR. The vibrant event culminated with the rendition of the National Anthem.

 

 



International Tiger Day

For the tiger we must unite so they don\'t fade out of sight.

To spread the awareness on tiger conservation,\"International Tiger Day\" was celebrated on July 29,2021 by the Tiny tots of Little Steps. Children were briefed on various facts about tigers which are an endangered species. The importance of fauna and flora was depicted via a virtual dance session . The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti gave the message on saving the tigers and quoted to imbibe a sense of care in our hearts. She emphasized that we should respect and protect the environment that has given us so much. On this International Tiger Day, let us all pledge to make this world a better place to live in, not just for human beings but also for animals.



EUPHONY 2021 : LIVE EVENTS AT INTERSCHOOL FEST

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong which only we the people can strive to bring and thrive

Euphony 2021, the school Annual Inter-School fest envisioning and celebrating 75 years of nation’s independence centred around the theme, ‘India @ 75: A Journey from Swawlambi to Swadeshi’. The euphonious three live events , ie. ‘Kavya Goshthi:  by Primary Wing, ‘Mime  ’ by Middle Wing and ‘Speakathon’ by Senior Wing advocated the ethos of patriotism and serving the nation as a responsible citizen following a righteous conduct. Breathtaking beautiful performances were a rich display of students’ master crafts as they transformed home walls into panoramic theme- supportive dazzling backgrounds. The distinguished panel of judges expressed their elation and applauded the collaborative approach of teacher, parents and students to make learning more engaging and fruitful on virtual platform. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her notable address elucidated that online learning as ‘Panacademic’ fostered the innovative and research skills in students . The three live events  high on 21st century curriculum, nurtured  critical reasoning, creative thinking, collaboration, and communication as basic skills. Indeed the three live events were  a resplendent rendezvous where the wonderful collaboration of children, parents and teachers culminated into a  fun filled learning experience.



VIRTUAL CLASS ASSEMBLY - World Nature Conservation Day

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything

World Nature Conservation Day acknowledges the fact that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and healthy society. The students of class Vll A celebrated this day through an enlightening Virtual Class Assembly on 28 July 2021 to create awareness about valuing and protecting the natural resources. The assembly commenced on an auspicious note with morning prayers. An empowering \' Thought of the day\', \' Vocabulary word\', poem recitation on \'Mother Nature\' and \' Facts on Natural resources\', fuelled the spirit of conservation as students shared alarming facts about the need to conserve nature and its resources.The highlight of the assembly was the school song which made every student feel elated to be a learner at TIHS.The motivational teacher address emphasized on the protection of environmental and following 3 R\'s i.e. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The assembly high on preservation and sustaining our resources concluded with the rendition of the national anthem.



Step I Peaches Virtual Assembly

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

The students of Little Steps attended a Virtual Assembly on July 28, 2021. The theme of the assembly was “Team work” and was conducted by the students of Step I Peaches.The assembly included warmup exercises, story, song and rhymes emphasizing on the importance of team work as an important skill and talent. Students reiterated that walking side by side as a team fosters group intelligence. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti praised the efforts of students for confidently participating in the assembly and performing meticulously and also motivated students with her encouraging words of wisdom. She said that when we work as a team,we always achieve more .She also narrated a beautiful story to the students on the significance of Teamwork. It is rightly said that Teamwork not only develop the feeling of trust on others but also instill the values of cooperation and brotherhood. The assembly culminated with the National Anthem.



Class XII Virtual Class Assembly

School being the foundation of a student\'s life, assemblies only helps them gather a lot of energy to do well and be good in their day. The program of the assemblies has the potential to nurture and maintain a positive, healthy school culture which binds everyone together. Keeping up with the same the students of class XII A conducted their online class assembly on 23 July 2021 on the theme of \'Confluence of Traditions and Technology\'. The assembly started with the welcome address followed by the thought, new word, interesting facts related to the theme. The teacher talk on the same topic  motivated the students.  The news presented gave all the important information going around. The school song made the students feel proud and responsible. The assembly was culminated with the national anthem.



KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS

Real Heroes don\'t have a name on the back of their Jersey. They wear their country\'s Flag. Thank you, India’s Real Heroes!

On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, a special assembly was conducted by the students of Primary Wing. The soulful event was organised to commemorate the relentless sacrifice of the true brave hearts. Plethora of activities were curated for the students from Little Steps to Class 5 in remembrance of the grit and determination exhibited by the fierceless warriors. The facilitators narrated the history of the war through an illustrated presentation. In addition, the young minds paid a tribute through a patriotic poem recitation. A creative writing activity for the students of classes 3-5 were organized on the theme ‘What does a soldier mean to me’. A solemn prayer recitation was held to pay a heartfelt tribute to the soldiers. The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti addressed the assembly gathering with her inspirational words and shared the motivational moral of every student aspiring to be synonymous with the traits of a brave soldier - brimming with grit and the spirit to sacrifice.

Through the congruence of the diverse Indian festivals – Eid-ul-Adha and the arrival of Shravan, the School Management and the Principal took the opportunity to express their joyful greetings to each of the students and facilitators.

The Indian Heights School, proudly conveys the heartfelt wishes to every Indian on this celebratory occasion.

“Freedom in mind. Faith in words. Pride in our heart. Memories of our souls. Jai Hind! Kargil Vijay Diwas!”



Virtual Class Assembly India @75 A Confluence of Tradition and Technology

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom

India as a nation completes glorious 75 years of Independence. The students of class VI-D celebrated the 75 years of progressive achievements through a virtual class assembly on 22 July,2021 conveying the saga of its people, its culture and their scientific spirit in bringing the evolutionary journey of innovations and inventions. Through empowering ‘Thought of the Day’, ‘Vocabulary Word’ and poem recitation on ‘Tradition and Technology’ the students traced the momentous journey of the nation from dependence to independence in many spheres and then from independence to inter dependence in numerous others as a true embodiment of, a rich amalgamation of tradition and technology. The crowning highlight of the assembly was the school song which made every student feel proud to be a ‘Heightian’. The teacher address emphasized on the basic principles of ‘Ideate, Create and Collaborate’ and also urged students to work together. The assembly imbued in patriotic fervour concluded with the rendition of the national anthem.



Rainbow Colour Day

Inside every child is a rainbow waiting to shine.

‘Rainbow Colour Day’ was celebrated virtually by the Tiny tots of Little Steps on July 22, 2021 with immense mirth and enthusiasm. Students came dressed in various vibrant shades of Rainbow Colours. They enjoyed playing colour game to strengthen the concept of ‘VIBGYOR’. It was overwhelming to see them identifying every colour with objects around. Exploring the world of rainbow colours in ‘Rainbow Palette’ was the major highlight of the day. Children enjoyed different activities like finger print rainbow, forming of rainbow colour with primary colours (red, yellow and blue) and paper boat making.
The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti praised the work done by children and their creativity. She talked about the importance of colours and how they enhance and influence our lives and also wished a wonderful and colourful life like rainbow for the children.



READING MONTH

\" Today a Reader , Tomorrow a Leader\"

Reading is essence of all life skills. A good reader is a passioned orator or a prolific writer. At TIHS, we believe in honing the innate talents and strengthening the basic foundation skills, as they play a crucial role in formative years of learning. \'The Reading Month\' observed from June 19 - July 18, 2021 aimed to transform students into effective and efficient reader. The month long celebration witnessed a panoply of fun filled activities such as \'Fastest Reader\', \'Colour Concentrate Maze\', \'??????? ????\', \'??? ?????? ?????\' where students indulged into reading techniques like skimming, scanning, intensive and extensive reading. Students also voiced their opinion on importance of being a voracious reader.To nurture 21st century skills along with integrated earning, the four language departments chose diverse books that were discussed and analyzed throughout the month, collaborating with real life experiences and other language skills like Speaking, Listening and Writing. With Art Integrated approach, the students depicted their interpretation of the books read in a variety of forms varying from story telling, power point, poster making, comic strips and book covers.To conclude the Reading Month high on core life skills, learning skills and literacy skills imparted crucial values to learners i.e. to empower, ennoble and empathise.



Step I Mulberries Virtual Assembly

“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness.”

The students of Step I Mulberries conducted a virtual Assembly on July 14, 2021 centralised on the theme “Attitude of Gratitude”. It has been widely said that as we express our gratitude, one must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. In tune with the theme, the students rendered melodious song and rhyme recitation to express their gratitude towards their parents. The admirable school Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti, praised the efforts of of the young minds for exhibiting great confidence during the entire conduct of the assembly. She also advised on the invaluable virtues of being grateful and thankul for everything that is provided in life. The students with their enthusiastic participation made it an eventful assembly.



Primary Wing Puppetry Activity

‘Creativity is the result of practice’.

Puppetry has played an important role in disseminating knowledge in most parts of the world. It is a dynamic art form that appeals to all age groups of the society. Keeping this notion in mind, this medium of communication and learning was selected at The Indian Heights School to serve as an aid for imparting education to the students of Class II.They were involved in making attractive Family Finger Puppets using Origami Sheets. It was a complete amalgamation of the 3H approach - Head, Heart and Hand, which not only stimulated the innate creativity and imagination of the students, but also enhanced their knowledge on the distinct family types and the associated values, traditions and culture.The students enthusiastically participated in the activity with the ‘experiential learning’ technique. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti applauded the marvellous efforts of all the students for displaying their artistic skills and spoke on the importance of learning new through unique and innovative techniques for their holistic growth.



Paper Bag Day

‘Let not Mother Nature pay-per-bag’.

Paper Bag Day is observed annually on July 12. It is an earmarked day to spread awareness on the consumption of paper bags instead of the plastic counterparts. The adverse impact of plastic bags on the environment has led to a conscious transition to the usage of paper bags. The students of Primary Wing at TIHS were informed through the medium of a presentation on the time duration taken for plastic items to decompose, whereas on the contrary, the eco-friendly paper bags can be re-utilised repeatedly through simplified recycling processes. The student populace along with the facilitators pledged to use paper bags over plastic and create a sustainable zone as the future generation of the country. As a stepping stone, the children from Little Steps to Grade Five enthusiastically participated in the Paper Bag making activity, where in they designed colourful and unique bags promoting the essence of sustainability. The school also propagated to the students on the importance of the World Population Day, observed on July 11 every year. The message on the need to spread awareness regarding the increasing population was subtly conveyed along with a creative slogan writing activity, which enhanced their creative and criticism thinking skills. As a true advocate of the environment, the School Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti also lettered with pride to adapt the 3R approach in every day life and collectively strive for a cleaner and greener nature for the posterity.



Lingua Franca Week Celebration

In order to enhance diverse values and to inculcate the 21st century learning skills among the students so that they turn out to be competent learners, the School observes, \'Subject Weeks\' . Pursuing the objective to refine the finer nuances of English Language Skills, classes VI to VIII observed \'Lingua Franca Week\' from 5 July to 11 July 2021.With the activities laced with experiential learning, promoted collaborative and creative learning spirit among the students. During the week students saw interactive and interesting interviews of great veteran authors like Ruskin Bond where they talked about tips on good writing skills, perspective of writer and how daily life is connected with writing. Throughout the week various ages of English Literature were discussed and the students were acquainted with how literature is a mirror to society at all points of time. Students were also introduced to all types of writing styles from blank verse to free style. The week started with \'Elizabethan Era\' and ended on \'Age of Modernism\'. The week long celebration developed an appreciation for English as a language and its journey so far as ever evolving. The students also learnt how some of the words used in daily lives are adapted in English from various other languages making it the most flexible language of the world. All together it was an enriching experience for students.



Investiture - Ceremony

“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”

July 10,2021 dawned as a momentous day for the Indian Heights School, for on this day the newly elected members of the student council for the Primary and Senior Wing were invested to their office through a Virtual Investiture Assembly. The day commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp ceremony. Lt Gen. SL Narasimhan, PVSM, AVSM*, VSM and Ms Kamini Narasimhan graced the occasion as Chief Guests of the day through their vibrant presence. The rendition of the welcome song expressed gratitude towards everyone for being a part of this solemn event. An enthralling classical dance performance as an invocation regaled the audience members. In his address, the chief Guest, Lt Gen SL Narasimhan, PVSM, AVSM*, VSM, congratulated the members of the student council and appreciated the efforts of the school by displaying a rich amalgamation of tradition and modernity. He praised the new designations created in school for virtual platform and especially the Innovation Ambassador and Innovation Prefect, as the world belongs to those who strive for innovation. The Student Council stood with pride in their crisp uniform, illuminating faces, brimming with confidence as their parents pinned the badges and bestowed the mantle of responsibilities. The parents blessed the young office bearers to serve the office with dignity. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain administered the oath. In her address, she emphasized the students to be potential leaders so as to ‘Lead from the Front.’ She reminded the young office bearers to remain committed and serve the office with dedication. She also urged the members to fulfil the vision and mission of the school and leave an indelible mark, a legacy for others to cherish and follow. The school Management also congratulated the deserving elected portfolio members. The vote of Thanks proposed by the school Vice Head-girl and Vice Head-boy lent a befitting end to the occassion. The ceremony concluded with the rendition of the national anthem.



Step II Virtual Assembly

“Recycle today for a better tomorrow.”

The students of Little Steps attended a Virtual Assembly on July 7, 2021. The theme of the assembly was “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. The students of Step II Ducklings commenced the assembly with a beautiful speech on the importance of the 3 R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. There was a melodious song and rhyme recitation reflecting the significance of reducing the production of waste by purchasing things wisely and avoiding the consumption of plastic in any form. The energetic children through an informative video depicted the various methods one can adopt at a domestic level to conserve energy and our natural resources, which left an indelible mark on the minds of young students. The admirable School Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti warmly welcomed the students and praised their efforts for confidently participating in the assembly. She educated the children on searching for innovative techniques to protect our Mother Earth at every opportunity we receive.
The Little Steps’s students conveyed the message of a ‘Clean and Green Environment’.



Primary Wing Junior Council Elections

‘Each of us has the power and responsibility to become a rainbow in the clouds.’

The Primary Wing of the Indian Heights School geared up for the Junior Council Elections. The second screening round was held on July 3, 2021.The remarkable event commenced with its first leg that is Canvassing where the candidates for different portfolios appealed to the panel and their fellow friends from class V. The candidates also had a healthy interaction with the school headmistress Ms Meghna Dungrakoti who in her motivational talk she urged the students to imbibe the qualities of great leader and lead others by becoming a role model for others to follow. The Class In-charges and the Headmistress together as a panel catechized about their role for different portfolios. The School Management and School Principal praised the efforts of the contestants and wished the best of luck to them in their future endeavours.



Primary Wing Club Activity

Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art.

The Primary Wing conducts Club Activities for students to enhance their skills and values. These activities help students develop sense of unity and teamwork, learning how to work with others in reaching the same goals. They help learners develop social skills. On July 3, 2021, The Flameless Cooking Club took the onus to create delicious chocolate biscuit ladoos with some sumptuous oreo shake. The little club-chefs had a ball curating the dish. It was indeed rejoicing to withhold the sight. The School Headmistress was delighted to see the culinary skills of these young buds and encouraged the students to help at home in the kitchen and other small chores. Overall, it was a Saturday morning filled with flavours and fun.



International Plastic Bag Free Day

Let’s Pledge to make this Earth a better place for everyone.

Plastic is a global issue and we all need to stand up against it together as one global nation. The Indian Heights School has always been a pioneer on the humanitarian front and as an organisation has encouraged everyone associated with it to promote causes that are of pivotal importance to the humankind. The School Management and the School Principal Ms Archana Narain extended their wishes on International Plastic Bag Free Day. The School Headmistress, Ms Meghna Dungrakoti motivated the students of the Primary Wing to contribute effectively in making the world around them a plastic free world. She also reiterated the 5Rs at this occasion and motivated everyone to become green ambassadors . Together let’s march ahead towards a plastic free world!



TIHS salutes the spirit of Frontliners

The Month of Joy and Renewal marks the first day dedicated to the profession of the noble and mankind- Doctor’s Day. A day that commemorates the birthday of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy who as a doctor worked tirelessly towards the service of humanity. The Indian Heights School celebrated this day and paid tribute to doctors for their significant contributions especially during the Global Pandemic. The Primary Wing of the school graciously welcomed Doctor-Parents for a healthy interaction with the students on this day and were further enlightened through a presentation. The School management and the Principal ,Ms Archana Narain also extended their wishes on this monumental event. The Headmistress of the school, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti also encouraged students with her address to come forward and join this noble profession. She humbly expressed her gratitude to the Doctor-Parents for their relentless service to the humanity. Together, we salute all frontliners! Thank you for sacrificing your time, energy, safety for the greater good of the humankind. You are Our Heroes!



Little Steps Virtual Assembly

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.

The students of Little Steps attended a Virtual Assembly on June 30, 2021. The central theme of the assembly on the virtue of ‘Respect’ showcased admirable performances by the students of Step- II Dewdrops. It was followed by a range of fun-filled activities - yoga and exercises, rhyme recitation and playful activities. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti welcomed the students and praised their efforts for confidently participating in the assembly. She educated children with her pearls of wisdom on the need to respect elders, parents and teachers and the importance of maintaining a disciplined routine in daily life. The assembly was truly a wonderful effort by all the facilitators and students.



Little Steps Virtual Assembly

A healthy soul resides in a healthy body.

The students of Little Steps, the pre-primary wing of TIHS attended a Virtual Assembly on June 23, 2021. The central theme of the assembly was “Health is wealth” which was organised by the budding students of Step II Angels. The assembly then paved the way for some interesting yoga asana activity and rhymes recitation by the students. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti, welcomed the students with her vibrancy and praised their efforts for confidently participating in the assembly. She also gave them valuable suggestions to perform and practice asanas regularly and exercising ample care through a balanced diet and meditation. It was an endearing assembly indeed with the whole-hearted participation of the tiny toddlers.



Storytelling Session

The best way to teach students is by telling a story.

To brighten the day of the students and break the monotony of regular teaching, a unique storytelling session (The Thirsty Crow) was conducted through experiential learning. The life and expressions during the entire session were in abundance. As a powerful learning tool, storytelling has the gravitas to encourage students to explore their innate emotional intelligence and heighten a student’s ability based on the 3H approach of (Head, Heart and Hand). The facilitator explained the students about the different properties of water and the science behind the rising water level in the story. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti, through her vibrant presence encouraged the little students to hone their skills of listening and reading right from the elementary stage. Children thoroughly enjoyed the wholesome activity as their inner glee was evident from their enthusiastic participation throughout the interactive period.



Junior Council Team

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.

While some are born leaders, others acquire leadership. At TIHS, we nurture students to emit their radiance by creating leadership skills in them from an early age. Today, June 23, we commenced our journey to establish the Junior Council Team with stage one of the selection process. The overwhelming response of the students to participate and strive to bag one of many available titular roles provided the perfect impetus of this creative process. The students presented their unique qualities amongst the panel of facilitators and vowed everyone over with their confidence and clarity of thought. The students were addressed by the Head Mistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti, who motivated them with her inspirational words and stressed upon the importance of the several responsibilities and its implications on the school. The annual process of the Junior Council Team selection definitely kick started on a highly positive octave.



TIHS celebrates the 7th International Yoga Day

The Primary Wing of the school observed some prominent events today as the pivotal day marked International Yoga Day, World Music Day and Summer Solstice. The school celebrated all the events with much gusto and ardor. The assembly conducted by primary wing saw alluring renditions in form of a presentation and yoga performance by students. The invigorating session was also presided by the school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain who encouraged students to practice Yoga everyday to keep themselves calm and composed in these unprecedented times. She also gave them tips to perform simple Asanas everyday to promote their vitality and mindfulness. The Headmistress of the school, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti expressed her gratitude as she presented the Vote of Thanks and also drew their attention towards taking care of oneself through Yoga and meditation.
The School Management also conveyed their wishes at this milestone.



TIHS observes 7th International Yoga Day

Yoga is a discipline to improve or develop one’s inherent power in a balanced manner.

The Indian Heights School celebrated 7th International Yoga Day with lot of zeal and fervour. The week-long activities starting from June 14 to June 21, 2021 were high on fitness and immunity sessions. Each day ensured complete well being of the students. The students from the middle wing were engaged in a myriad of activities comprising of morning Yoga Sessions, Immunity Booster Exercises and Immunity Vocabulary which helped students to learn and refine their language skills. The calming breathing techniques focused on aligning mind and body were very much enjoyed by the students. Yoga’s varied approach to happiness made it a rewarding learning as the students from the senior wing indulged in research work with diverse themes like , ‘ Vaccines: Tugboats of Preventive Health’, ‘Viruses Don’t Discriminate’, and ‘Stop the Spread-Flatten the Curve’. The week long activities culminated into a complete self-realization programme and helped everyone achieve balance and serenity of mind and body.



Primary Wing of TIHS Commenced the Club Activities

What we learn with pleasure, we never forget.

Keeping the same in mind, the Primary wing of TIHS commenced the Club Activities on June 19, 2021, Saturday on a positive note. Such activities fuel the innate learning by stimulating the creative thinking, improve the social and organizational skills, develop the rising talent and offer the chance to switch off and engage in something one truly enjoys. Subsequently, these clubs i.e. Heritage and Eco, Health and Wellness, SUPW, Peer Interact, Flameless Cooking and Theatre have been initiated with the aim of supplementing the academic curriculum and sharpening the multiple skills. The students rejoiced their respective sessions thoroughly. Another pivotal highlight of the day was the inauguration of the ‘Reading Month’ which shall be observed from June 19 until July 18, 2021. Every club conducted a reading session wherein the students read and shared information from their favorite books. The school Headmistress Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti through her vibrant presence encouraged the students to embrace their co-curricular space and reiterated the importance of creativity in education in the 21st century. She also emphasized on the relevance of reading in contemporary education process and being a gateway to uncover the different facets of learning.



Little Steps Virtual Assembly

The students of Little Steps conducted Virtual Assembly on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The theme of the assembly was \'Fitness\'.The Indian Heights School always support and appreciate events that emphasize on fitness and good health. The assembly by little steps commenced with a fitness mantra session followed by fun filled Rhymethon session. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti lauded the efforts of little munchkins and praised them for confidently adapting to online classes and techno-based study schedule. She encouraged them to do exercises daily to keep themselves fit and healthy.The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.



Three Day Immunity Booster Programme

Our immune system is a reflection of our lifestyle and health. Since the immune system is our strongest armour for protecting from recurrent infections, we must enhance this by indulging in healthy eating, fitness-driven lifestyle and positive mental health to build immunity. Seeing the  wonderful health benefits and popularity of the Immunity Booster Program, the school has  once  again conducted a Three-day Immunity Booster Programme   from June 14-16, 2021 under the aegis of ‘Art of Living’ for the school students catering to age groups 7-14 years. Under the guidance of senior faculty members from ‘Art of Living’, students enjoyed performing powerful breathing techniques and effective yoga exercises  during the sessions .This program has encouraged and motivated the students to build a more resilient immune system.



TIHS conducts webinar ‘THE FIRST STEP MATTERS’

Nothing will happen until we make it happen. We need to begin. We have to take that first step - again and again if need be.

Life is all about making choices. And the choice to initiate something remarkable, something challenging, something unique is the first step in the making of a confident individual. The formative years of young learners are an important phase, to transform them into responsible future citizens. Continuing with this ardent faith and practice, the Indian Heights School conducted an invigorating session on June 12, 2021 for the students, ‘THE FIRST STEP MATTERS’. The talk show was conducted by young guest speaker, Hasini Lakshminarayanan, CEO of ‘THE FIRST STEP’, young reporter for \'News Shuttle\' and \'Brainfeed’ magazine, recipient of the Global Kids Achievers Award 2020 and owner of youtube channel ‘First Step’. The session apprised the students with the fact that it is the first step that takes a lot of courage and strong will to begin. The school principal, Ms Archana Narain in her address reiterated that how pandemic has proved the age old adage that is, ‘Creativity during Adversity’. She also emphasized the crucial role of the parents in moulding the children as aspiring learners. She further stressed that there is no right time to do something. The Question Answer Round high on inspiring the children to become young innovators offered valuable takeaways as Hasini answered the inquisitive questions of the children with a charming smile and brimming confidence. The empowering session acquainted the students with young child prodigies who have made a mark as cheffs, artists, data scientists and app designers. The illuminating talk show was highly appreciated by the entire student populace.



THE SCIENCE OF BREATH: TIHS conducts Three Day Immunity Booster Programme

Mental resilience together with spiritual immunity is the need of the hour. The Indian Heights School has conducted numerous virtual sessions to ensure the mental well being and physical fitness of students, parents and staff members. To amplify the positive vibrations, the school conducted yet another, a three-day, ‘Immunity Booster Programme’ under the aegis of ‘Art of Living’ for the school students and staff members. The three-day session from June 6, 2021 to June 8, 2021 was conducted twice each day catering to different age groups 7-13 years and 14-18 years. The highlights of the session were powerful breathing techniques and simple yet effective yoga exercises to augment the immunity system, reduce stress, anxiety and cope up with health-related issues to prevent illness. The programme acquainted the students & staff members with ‘Sudarshan Kriya Yoga’, that emphasized the use of correct breathing techniques to eliminate stress, transform negative emotions thereby supporting whole physiology. The engaging session received an overwhelming response as the students and teachers performed the breathing and yogic exercises under the guidance of senior faculty members from ‘Art of Living’. Rejuvenated and refreshed each day, the students and school staff were joyous and strengthened their immunity to its optimum during the remarkable three days of rich rewarding programme.



Labor Day

Labor Day



COMMUNICATION BEFORE CORRECTION – Strategies to Handle Adolescents

The only journey one has to undertake is the journey within.

Parenting is a learning journey and children don’t come with instruction manuals. To help put all the agony created by these unprecedented times, The Indian Heights School invited a renowned Child and Adolescent Psychologist – Dr Roma Kumar – who has been associated with the field of psychology and mental health for over 30 years for a webinar exclusively designed for parents of Class XI-XII on 5th June 2021. The theme of the session was “Communication before Correction – Strategies to Handle Adolescents”.

The Pandemic has affected each and every one in some way or the other, but the adolescents have been greatly impacted by it. The schools are closed and they are confined to their homes. Disconnection from social outlets and peers have made them aggressive, irritant, lethargic, negative, depressive, anxious and fearful. Dr Kumar enlightened the gathering by sharing her valuable inputs on how to cope up with these changing temperaments of children, while ensuring a healthy and proactive environment. She encouraged the parents on using ‘I’ statements, instead of ‘YOU’ statements while communicating with children of this sensitive age group. She also emphasised the importance of “practicing before preaching” as parents become the primary role model for any behaviour displayed by the children. She also discussed the healthy alternatives to punishment and the strategies to be adopted in extreme situations.

The School Principal, Ms Archana Narain, also emphasised the changing emotional and behavioural aspects of children as well as families. She made everyone aware of the fact that most of the times, a disturbed child’s behaviour is attributed to the type of parenting and family environment they are brought up in, and thus it becomes imperative for the parents to pick up the “right” choices when communicating and dealing with their children.

The session helped our parents refresh their parenting skills, learn some wonderful new ways to positively parent and to develop some strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour. It equipped parents to deal with all the confusing doubts, puzzling moments, and contradictory emotions that parenting entails.



Hands-on Experiential Learning

The Wings of Hope carry us, soaring high above the driving force of life.

Holistic development has always been the underlying objective for teaching learning process at The Indian Heights School. The altered way of learning and communication leads to a whole new range of learning experiences. Summer Activities conducted in the Middle Wing, from April 26, 2021 to May 10, 2021 aimed at skill enhancement and value inculcation. The carefully planned and well curated activities were reflective of the enthusiasm and zeal of the learners in the TIHS fraternity. An array of activities included Time Management Sessions, Scratch Coding, Culinary Skills, Listen and Write, Reading is Fun, Virtual Tours, Magic with Science, Art Integrated Learning, Vedic Mathematics and Fitness sessions.  Pandemic: Potentials and Precautions: Prayers and Positivity: The Summer Camp high on ‘New- Normal’ highlighted and emphasized on the positive mindset amongst learners and parents. Every day enriching morning sessions commenced with Power of Prayers, the healing verses strengthened the hope and conveyed the message of faith in God and goodwill for everyone around. The ‘Steam Inhalation Week’: reiterated the need for every member in the family to indulge in steam inhalation as a strong precautionary measure to brave the pandemic. The facilitators constantly reminded the students to follow the practice as a normal regime. Mask Making: The students were apprised and taught about effective mask making with easily available material at home. The videos screened in classes depicted step by step approach as the learners made masks along with facilitators. Besides mask making, regular brain storming sessions were done on the Dos and Dont’s related to pandemic. Rendering a befitting conclusion to these fun filled activities, was an elevating movie time where learners enjoyed the movie, ‘The Martian’ along with their facilitators and peers. The facilitators also discussed the Holiday Homework and resolved the queries of learners of the same. The diverse activity sessions kept the children engaged and enthralled, and have proved to be an extension to their knowledge and experience. The school principal Ms. Archana Narain applauded the budding learners for their overwhelmed response to these classes. She appreciated the activities which resulted in growth and mastery over diverse areas of learning thereby strengthening important life skills amongst the students. The school management also complimented the students and facilitators for the spectacular display of skills and talents and motivated them to continue with the ardent spirit to learn and excel.



Skills For Success Post COVID World

We can get through anything if we have hope. It comforts, inspires, supports and motivates.

As the entirety of humanity continues to grapple with yet another year of the widespread COVID pandemic, it hardly comes as news that it has left an indelible mark on us physically, mentally and spiritually. However, it is important to emphasize that whenever humanity has been challenged, solidarity has triumphed. Conveying the message of resilience and positive mindset, The Indian Heights School conducted an elevating webinar on ‘SKILLS FOR SUCCESS POST COVID WORLD’ in collaboration with Bennett University and Times NIE on May 7, 2021 for the students and parents of class XI and XII.The resource person Mr. Vinod Shastri, the Head of academics and Research at Bennett University’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) beautifully and in a strong convincing manner stressed on how during testing times like the pandemic where our resilience takes the centre stage. He urged the learners as young generation have the most consequential role in moulding and shaping a better future as they grow up to take on varied challenges as leaders, collaborators and change makers. School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain also reiterated that only with resilience we can cope up with this tough time. The webinar was highly beneficial as it acquainted the parents, teachers and students about the core life skills required post covid to move ahead and rise like triumph winners. The interactive webinar was highly beneficial with valuable takeaways for all as it resolved the queries of students and was indeed a rewarding experience for one and all. The school Management appreciated the efforts of the school for providing such wonderful learning platforms to the students.



Summer Break Special Assembly

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

A few days back, we at TIHS embarked upon a fun-filled journey to enhance the students’ skills and keep them constructively busy. We concluded the activity classes on a happy and an enduring note on May 7, 2021 at the onset of the summer break. The classes were set into motion with a special prayer to seek Almighty’s blessings in this need of hour. An exclusive screening of a special kids’ movie was held virtually where they enjoyed themselves with a healthy snack and magnified the virtue of ‘As long as we stay together, everything will be alright.’ The School Headmistress also joined the bandwagon and dote on the students with her gracious presence. She also encouraged students to have a fruitful and productive time during the holidays. The School Management and the School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain also conveyed their wishes to have a healthy and happy summer break.



Yellow Colour Day

Shades of yellow stimulates our little ones with happiness, energy and optimism…….

Yellow, the colour of sunshine brings hope and happiness. It stands for freshness, positivity intellect and joy. Yellow Day was celebrated by LITTLE STEPS on May 4 2021, Tuesday. The motive of celebrating yellow day was to make the students aware of the colour yellow. The virtual session began with a fun filled introduction germane to the colour yellow. Students were all dressed up in different shades of yellow. It was indeed a visual treat to see the impact of the colour on our little angels as they were desirous to paint the town Yellow! All the students of little steps sang rhymes along with the video shown and discovered various yellow-coloured objects around them. They enthusiastically did the craft activity so arranged by the class teachers for them. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti through her vivacious communiqué encouraged the students to turn up to the bright yellow sunrays and take adequate sun exposure during the morning hours as the beaming sun is the most natural way to receive vitamin D that build their bone health and regulate their immune system to protect themselves against diseases. The students were also inspirited for steam inhalation every day. It was an amazing learning experience which is sure to have a long-lasting effect on each student. All the students were happy and enjoyed to the fullest.



First Virtual Parent-Teacher Meeting of the Academic Session 2021-22

The first Parent-Teacher Meeting of Academic Session 2021 was held on Friday, April 30,2021 for classes Nursery to class XII. The preliminary objective of the meeting was to discuss and apprise the parents of the progress made by their ward(s) during the Online classes. The parents also reciprocated and shared their concerns with the class facilitators. They were intimated on the numerous methods to adopt during these holidays to keep stress at bay and boost the morale of their ward(s) during this tough times. Parents were also encouraged to take active part in the Steam Inhalation Drive being initiated by the school. In addition to the these crucial points, they were briefed on the details of the Holiday Homework and the commencement of the Summer Vacations for children.
It was a meaningful engagement and an enriching session for both the facilitators and parents to virtually interact and catalyse the meeting for the collective benefit of all.



International Dance Day

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

Dance is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. International Dance Day, celebrated on April 29 annually across the globe to mark the birth anniversary of the modern ballet maestro, Jean-Georges Noverre is an iconic day for the connoisseurs of performing arts. At TIHS too, we believe in appreciating all cultures and expressions, since we firmly believe in the concept of ‘Unity in Diversity’. The multi-faceted students of the Pre-primary and Primary wing showcased their unique talent through the ‘Spin and Twirl’ dance competition organized virtually in sync with this widely significant day. The participants turned out in huge numbers, clad in their beautiful attire beaming with confidence and each one of them displayed their skills as a potential bona fide artist. It was heartening to witness all the performances as the children as they delightfully put their best foot forward and brought out a smile on everyone’s faces through their expressions, innocence and preparation. The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti lauded the dedicated efforts of all the students and the parents in presenting a spectacular show despite the current circumstances. She also congratulated each participant for their commendable performance and motivated them to continue the hard work, conveying the important message of each child being a winner.



TIHS welcomes the students of Class XI

The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill, and the willingness to learn is a choice!

The Indian Heights School welcomed the students of Class XI to the New Academic Session 2021-22 on 27th April 2021. The virtual school doors were opened for the students through a remarkable Class Assembly. It was followed by a detailed slide share, where the students were apprised with the numerous rules and regulations along with the routine for their virtual classes. The students were intimated about the plethora of activities that await for them in the session as they enthusiastically brace themselves towards commencing their journey of a promising academic year.



Science Based Activity

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

We firmly believe that children are never too young to be exposed to the scientific method and absorb the learnings into their practical life. The children of Step I were introduced to a unique Science based activity, involving soap and black pepper to understand the solubility property of water at a very basic grass root level. They were elated after performing the experiment since it planted the seed of reasoning and curiosity in their young minds. In addition to this, the children of Step II also carried out an experiment with lemon and detergent powder to understand the acidic properties of a detergent and the resultant reactions caused by it. The children of the pre-primary wing felt overjoyed as they came across interactive methods to garner scientific learning. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti through her moralizing message encouraged the budding students to increase their inquisitiveness from an early age and build their observational and logical skills while undertaking an activity. She also emphasized on the importance of hygiene and safety rules to stay healthy amidst these testing times.



Interactive Learning Techniques Activities

Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.

At TIHS, it is our prime responsibility to engage students in numerous interactive learning techniques to enhance their skills and keep them constructively occupied. The current pandemic has altered the way we consume information and now more than ever, we expect more out of our learning experiences. With this underlying aim of holistic development of every child, a myriad range of activities were organized to enhance the skills and values of the Pre-primary and Primary wing students. These included Life Skills, Vedic Math, Yoga and Aerobics, Calligraphy, Story Telling, Phonetics, Card Making, Fun with Computers to name a few. The children were actively involved in the entire teaching-learning process and showcased great enthusiasm towards each of the diverse activity sessions. The young minds were apprised by the school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti who inspired them through her motivational words and reiterated the mantra of ‘Learning with Fun as the Best Experience. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain Ma’am shared her invaluable wisdom with the students on the importance of compassion, safety and kindness towards each other in these trying times and to utilise their time effectively. The school management also conveyed their best wishes and extended a heartfelt gratitude to all the parents for their unwavering support in all the endeavours.



Time Management Workshop

Becoming better at managing time allows students to become more organized, more confident, and learn more effectively. This skill also helps students avoid the dreaded procrastination problem, which can be a slippery slope to stress, frustration, and poor grades. As students enter senior classes, they have to deal with more subjects, assignments, tests and many  extra-curricular activities. Good time management skills can help keep them on track and reduce stress as they take on more work. With an aim to  make our students understand and learn how to manage time effectively, an interactive workshop on “Time Management” was organized for the students of Classes IX to XII on 24th April 2021.  The School Counsellor discussed the various time management strategies, like setting up goals and priorities, preparing schedules and to-do lists, using daily/weekly/monthly/yearly planners, etc. She also engaged the students in games, such as “Finding the Ace of Spades” and “How would you spend Rs.86,400/- within a day?” The enriching and informative session provided a positive outlook as students learnt and unserstood the importance and value of time management.



TIHS celebrates Vasudev Kutumbh Week 2021

Earth is but one country and Mankind its citizens.

Earth and its environment has become the most discussed issue, the world over. The apocalypse that stares us, in the not so distant future, is real and cannot be ignored anymore. And to generate awareness and sensitize the learners about Mother Earth and its valuable resources, The Indian Heights School celebrated Vasudev Kutumbh Week 2021 from April19 to April 23, 2021 through an array of activities via virtual platform. Various competitions were organized for students of all age groups. Celebrating the theme, ‘Vasudeva Kutumbh’, the students performed inter-house activities like, ‘Collage Making on ‘Extinct and Endangered Species’, and Tableau depicting costumes, languages and historical monuments of different countries, Intra-class Anime Comic Strips themed ‘Restore Our Earth’, Poster & Hanging Making Competitions on ‘Planning the 3R\'s. The activities included orientation and briefing sessions where the students were aquainted about how to go about the activities. Each and every activity displayed the creative streak of the learners as they used innovative ideas to participate in all the activities.The enthusiastic response of the students bears testimony to this issue. Through interactive slide share, students also learnt and shared their views and opinions about the relevance of Earth Day. Learners also suggested ways and measures to combat the problems of Global Warming and issues like Sustainable Development. To conclude, the week long celebration ingrained in students the love for Mother Earth and nurture and value its resources like fresh air to breathe, water to drink, abundant sunshine as priceless gifts to humanity.



World Earth Day

We don’t have to make great efforts, all that the mother earth appeals for is to work for a cleaner, healthier and a more prosperous planet.

The Pre-Primary and Primary wing of TIHS celebrated the World Earth Day on April 22, 2021. The 51st anniversary with the underlying theme of ‘Restore Our Earth’ was annunciated with much fervor and jubilance. The students witnessed a special assembly which had spectacular renditions and video presentations in form of poetry, dance, music and a special appeal from Mother Earth. The invigorating session was also presided by the school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain who reiterated the 5Rs and encouraged to take green actions in their communities, cities and to participate in a variety of activities that help protect, maintain and give back to Mother Earth on which we all rely on for our survival. The Headmistress of the school, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti took the onus to make everyone pledge the devotion towards well-being of nature by planting trees or adopting a plant. The School Management also conveyed their wishes on the pious occasion. The students of the Primary Wing were also engaged in a poster making activity whereas the students of Little Steps celebrated the Green Colour Day with a plethora of hands-on activities. Let’s together aim to provide environmental solution rather than creating an environmental problem!



TIHS celebrates Earth Day

We have one life to live and one earth to live on.

April 22 marks the celebration of ‘Earth Day’. This day is observed to spread awareness about the fragility of our planet and eco system. It attempts to raise global awareness among people for the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports, and aims to promote harmony with nature. The theme for earth day 2021 is ‘RESTORE OUR EARTH’, which focuses on the need to reduce negative impact of human beings on the planet. TIHS celebrates Earth Day every year with great zest, and even amidst the Pandemic crisis, Heightians have taken the initiative to spread awareness about this day digitally. A plethora of activities were designed across all classes. The ever-excited tiny tots from Little Steps took part in the ‘Fancy Dress Competition’, clad with their beautiful props they thoughtfully conveyed the message, ‘Save the Mother Earth.’ Students of classes I to V conducted a special assembly, designed caricatures and posters on \'My Happy Earth\'. Students of Classes VI to XII made an attempt to align their activities with many of the United Nation\'s Sustainable Development Goals. They actively took part in making   videos, posters, collage making, comic strips and earth hangings. The enthusiastic participation of the students was a testimony of their commitment towards making the planet greener, fresher and more beautiful.



Save My Mother Earth

Saving our Mother Earth and its environment is the key to sustain the planet for future. It is our responsibility to leave a positive imprint for the generations to arrive. In order to create awareness and sensitize the children about the relevance of Earth Day, a Fancy-Dress Competition was organised for the students of Little Steps. The competition proved to be a great learning experience for the students and gave them a platform to showcase their hidden talents. The competition was graced by the school headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti who motivated the children for their performance and conveyed her warm wishes to all the parents for their continuous support in the endeavours taken during these unprecedented times.



Cultural Exchange Program

People without knowledge of their past origin and culture is like a tree with no roots.

Exposing oneself to different cultures is vital for personal growth. We, at TIHS believe that cross-cultural experiences promote peace and unity. In an effort to develop cross-cultural appreciation, and to mark the celebration of ‘World Heritage Day, also known as International Day for Monuments and Sites’ the students of Primary Wing took part in a ‘Cultural Exchange Program’ on April 18, 2021 with New Indian Model School Dubai. This platform provided an opportunity to the students of both the schools to know and understand about each other’s culture and historic monuments. Through informative slide share both the schools exchanged information. Students shared about the rich heritage of our Capital city, New Delhi and about the famous monuments like Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and India Gate. The UAE is celebrating the year 2021 as the ‘Year of the 50th’. students of NIMS Dubai also through their informative and engaging presentation introduced the rich culture and monuments of UAE. It was a great learning experience for all the participants. The school Head Mistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti in her address appreciated the efforts of the students as this endeavour will open new vistas of friendship and learning. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain expressed these Cultural Exchange Programs promote diversity and inculcate new perspectives. The school Management also conveyed its best wishes as the fruitful session not only broaden the knowledge of the students but also inculcated a sense of appreciation for each other culture and heritage.



Orientation Session

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated teachers and enthusiastic parents.


At the onset of our journey for the academic year 2021-22, we had new additions to our TIHS family. The orientation session moderated by the ever-dynamic Headmistress of the school, Ms Meghana Dungrakoti apprised them with the school management, rules and regulations and other school policies. She requested parents to do away with the notion of what traditional parent engagement looks like in school and be creative and innovative in approach. The session was further taken over by the class in-charge Ms. Rachna Dwivedi who engaged parents into an insightful presentation about online classes, rules and regulations of school and other nuances of class proceedings. The invigorating session ended on a high note with the hope to having a pleasant and fruitful association with the new affiliates in the form of new students.



Primary wing celebrated World Art Day

The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance

The Primary wing celebrated World Art Day on April 15, 2021 with promoting the innate artist in every student. On this occasion, the teachers also unraveled their artistic side along with the students and indulged in creating one of a kind masterpieces and apprised them with the work of Leonardo Da Vinci to whom the world dedicates this very day. The students were also made conversant with the integrated art approach with other subjects. Headmistress of the school, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti also joined the art bandwagon with the students and told students to always enjoy what they do reiterating the concept of 3H learning approach- Head, Heart and Hand.



Fun with Crayons

Fun with Crayons marks the beginning of a remarkable journey

The little ones at TIHS started their momentous learning in order to develop their palmar arches without focusing too much on writing and grasp as they were completely engrossed in \"Fun with Crayons\".Acquiring correct pencil grasp is one of the most important physical skills for young children to develop. Step I students through \"Fun with Crayons\" activity conducted on April15 2021, learnt the correct way to hold a pencil so as to have the right grip. Through the activity the little ones were guided to keep the wrist steady while making the small movements needed for writing and other life skills. The headmistress Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti in her address enlightened parents about the relevance of the activity. She further stressed that it is through such activities that parents and facilitators are aware whether the little learner is south paw or is a right handed.The activity was cheered and appreciated by parents as the budding writers explored the vibrant colours of world through their little hands.



TIHS observes Story Telling Session

\"A good story can imbibe the right values in the most impressionable age.\"

Brightening the day of the students of Step l, a wonderful ‘Story Telling Session themed ‘Sky is Falling’ was conducted on April 13, 2021 where life and expression was in abundance.

As a learning tool, storytelling encourages learners to explore their unique expressiveness and can heighten their ability to communicate thoughts and feelings in an articulate, lucid manner. It further helps improve their language skills, instills a love of reading and stirs their imagination.

Story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’ with of 3 H approach i.e involving ‘Head, Heart and Hand’ was conducted  in grade Step II . For head children understood the moral, for heart they imbibed the moral and for hand they did the activity of germination of seed. They enjoyed listening to the story along with the activity done in the class. The school headmistress Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti through her exuberant presence encouraged the skills of listening and reading in students of little steps. She also expressed her views on how the kids will learn through experiential learning  in context to 3 H\'s by performing different activities.



Ambedkar Jayanti and the festival of Baisakhi celebrated with earnestness and fervency

‘Festivals attract positivity and repel negativity’

The  Primary Wing conducted an informative and interactive assembly on April 13, 2021 to acquaint the young learners about the relevance of two important festivals i.e. Ambedkar Jayanti and Baisakhi. Dr B. R. Ambedkar an iconic leader, also known as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’ was truly a personality  who stood for fearlessness, righteousness and social reforms. He taught the world to be self-reliant and confident in all walks of life. The day also holds significance because of the auspicious occasions associated with it like  Gudi Padwa, Baisakhi and  Navratri that heralds the arrival of the new year and new opportunities to work upon. The assembly conducted by primary wing witnessed an alluring renditions in form of a splendid presentations and dance performances. An enlightening  quiz on the theme, ‘Father of the Constitution- Dr. B.R. Ambedka coupled with folk dance activity ‘Dekho aayi Baisakhi’ were thoroughly relished by the students. Headmistress Ms Meghna Dungrakoti addressed the students and told them to remember what Babasaheb Ambedkar ambitioned for this country, i.e. ‘Self- confidence is a super power. Once you start believing in yourself, magical things will happen.’ The School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain  conveyed her wishes on the pious occasion. The school management also conveyed their festive greetings and warm wishes to the entire TIHS fraternity and wished everyone a marvellous and fruitful year ahead.

 



TIHS celebrates Ambedkar Jayanti and Baisakhi

“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”

 The Indian Heights School conducted a special assembly to celebrate  the two important festivals i.e. Dr Ambedkar Jayanti and Baisakhi on April 13,2021 through virtual platform.The assembly commenced invoking blessings with morning prayers followed by an enlightening thought for the day. An envigorating documentary on the life and contribution of Dr Ambedkar acquainted everyone about the exemplary work done by the  great visionary, the leader who fought for the upliftment of the untouchables, oppressed, labourers, and women.

Poem recitation on the festival of Baisakhi enthused everyone with myriad celebration of vibrant colours and customs. The achievements and contributions of Dr Ambedkar were highlighted through a group song. An enthralling dance performance on the festival of Baisakhi set the euphoric tone and conveyed the message that the festival not only marks the onset of Spring but is also a celebration of harvest and abundance. The School Principal Ms Archana Narain wished  students , teachers and parents a very Happy Ambedkar Jayanti and  Baisakhi. She urged the students to follow the teachings, the universal principles of equality, respect for all and living in harmony. The school management also conveyed their festive greetings to the entire TIHS family and wished a prosperous year ahead to everyone.

 



TIHS observes Health and Wellness Week

“The greatest wealth is health.”


The month of April commenced with an enthusiastic health spree as the school observed ‘Health and Wellness Week’ from April 5 to April 9, 2021. The week long observance laid importance on healthy mind, body and soul through various discussions and activities. Initiating with a discussion on how and why to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the students and teachers had an interactive discussion on Do’s and Don’ts to maintain a sound health. An enlightening counselling session sensitized students about personal hygiene and the importance of balanced diet. Students made health cards displaying their knowledge and creative streak. Special days such as ‘World Health Day’ and ‘World Homeopathy Day’ were also discussed at length. The week was a rich ensemble of creativity and celebration as ‘School Cognizance Week\' was also observed to welcome everyone in new session. Virtual tour of the school left learners spell bound as the nostalgic journey through each and every zone of the school rekindled the fond memories of the school. The remarkable week imparted valuable lessons on healthy life style where students learnt a lot about good physical health and mental well being. The overwhelmed response of the students in each and every activity was appreciated and applauded by one and all.



My Health, My Way Week

Health Week is an annual observance at TIHS to celebrate and promote health and wellness in student community. This year too, the Pre-Primary and Primary wing curated several discussions and activities to strengthen a healthy lifestyle amongst its students. The celebration started on a healthy note with the activity, Designing a Healthy Meal Menu Card’ for the week. The students engaged in thoughtful deliberations on various topics. They were also sensitized about not wasting food. The week initiated with a \' Healthy Breakfast Meet and Greet\' wherein the students enjoyed a delicious meal virtually with their fellows and teacher. The week concluded with a marvelous showdown on healthilicious table etiquette session,where they were enunciated with fine-dine table manners. The School Headmistress , Ms Meghna Dungrakoti through her vibrant presence kept the healthy spirit high as she joined the celebrations ceremoniously throughout the week and reiterated the importance of healthy eating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She mentioned in her address that true health infuses positive energy in the mind, body and soul and that it should be the main focus in one\'s life. The week long celebrations benefitted everyone with valuable key takeaways on good health.



Little Steps Welcome Assembly

‘This is the beginning of anything you want to be!’

To see your own child, take the little steps and march out to create his or her own identity is indeed a very gratifying experience. The little angels of Step 1 were welcomed with zeal and fervour on their first day to school by the teachers of the Pre-Primary wing. The welcome assembly conducted on April 8,2021 for the session 2021-22 themed ‘Healthy Soul Lives in a Healthy Body’ opened its virtual doors with an apprising welcome note from the Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti. In her motivational address she urged the students to create memories filled with laughter and joy as they learn and grow under the shade of TIHS family. An energizing and musical treat , Zumba session effectuated by the renowned and licensed instructor Ms. Prithu Dixit made students enjoyed to the fullest as they tapped their feet and grooved to the music. Rhymethon was another addition to the refreshing start of the day. The students also witnessed a magic show where the teachers turned into magicians and took the students for a wonderful magical tour. The School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain addressed the students by welcoming them and inspiring them to start the new session with aspiring hopes and cherishing goals. The school management also conveyed their wishes to the new affiliates and encouraged them to do their best to achieve their dreams.



TIHS conducts Tender Touch – Virtual Counselling Session

An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.

Building good personal hygiene habits takes a lifetime of learning and honing. Caring for oneself thereby maintaining a healthy life style is good for one’s good physical health as well as sound mental health.  The focus of health and well-being is not only on physical fitness, but also on the emotional and social well-being. Keeping the importance of educating the students about the various components of health, well-being and personal hygiene, a two day counseling session was organized for classes VI to X themed “Tender Touch” on 8th and 9th April 2021. The session high on personal hygiene shed light on the various aspects of health and well-being in the lives of adolescents. From keeping clean, maintaining hygiene, the session highlighted the basic core issues and concerns that children tend to overlook in their daily life. The students also actively took part in the activities conducted and shared their experiences. The informative and interactive session was an edifying experience for the learners as they imbibed important lessons on health and hygiene.



Orientation Programme

‘The most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents’

At the onset of our journey for the academic year 2021-22, we had new additions to our TIHS family as the little gems of Step 1 joined us as the youngest members. It was imperative that the new parents apprised themselves with the guidelines for the forthcoming year. An Orientation Programme scheduled on April 6,2021 was moderated by Ms. Ruchika Sharma. The momentous event was graced by eminent panel of guest speakers, Mr. Kamalneet Singh, an expert in the field of life skills and parenting and the school Principal Ms. Archana Narain. Mr Singh elucidated everyone as he spoke fervently on raising extra-ordinary kids in the 21st century. The school principal Ms Archana, also conferred upon the need of raising the young ones with love and guidance and how the school also plays a pivotal role in it. She further enunciated the influence of good values and life skills that parents can inculcate during these formative years. The invigorating session high on healthy interaction concluded with the hope of a pleasant and fruitful association with the new affiliates in the form of tiny tots. The school management also conveyed their warm wishes and welcomed the little ones to the fraternity. The gratifying experience reassured that the love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends any disappointment and discouragement. There are no hacks to being a good parent, there is only love.

 



IDS AWARD 2021-2023

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by extraordinary preparation.


We are highly elated to share that here is another day of achievement for TIHS as the school is conferred with IDS AWARD, for the fourth time in a Virtual Award Ceremony hosted by British Council on March 25, 2021.  The prestigious IDA Award is accredited by British Council for maintaining a global outlook and bringing international dimension in the school curriculum. As it is rightly said that success is the result of perfection, hard work and persistence, our active participation in the IDS Award 2020-2023 under the guidance of school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, not only strengthened the spirit of learning with international brotherhood but also provided a platform to the students to become truly global citizens.  Students were enthusiastically engaged in the yearlong collaborative and non-collaborative activities which paved a way to many opportunities to share and understand the global trends and educational practices of the schools across the globe. The exemplary work of our students was highly appreciated by the British Council. The School Management also extended their warm wishes on this achievement.  This milestone has surely motivated the entire TIHS fraternity to set the pace for many more accomplishments.



TIHS Welcomes Learners : Special Assembly to welcome Academic Session 2021-22

This is a new session, a new beginning and the things will transform

Like all school year beginnings, The Indian Heights School welcomed the students to the New Academic Session through a virtual assembly. The assembly as a rich confluence of  diverse presentations comprising of thought for the day, poem recitation,  group song, slide share and motivational videos offered a panoramic view on the fruitful journey ahead. The programme commenced with morning prayer followed by an enlightening Thought for the Day. Another highlight of the virtual assembly was an inspirational video, a tribute to teachers who have always brave ordeals to reach out to the learners and remain connected with them all the time. An empowering slide share on activities, appreciations and accolades of the year  2020  made everyone feel proud. Group song by facilitators on peace and harmony strengthened the values of collaboration and team work. The resonating lyrics and rhythm of school song made everyone sing and feel elated. Welcoming the gathering ,the school principal Ms Archana Narain in her address  reminded everyone of the ‘new normal’. She emphasized that the journey of education is ever evolving and transforming. She reiterated  that like every new session, this year too again there is lot to accomplish . There are goals, activities, lessons and objectives to achieve. The school management also wished the entire TIHS fraternity a healthy and joyous session 2021-22 ahead. The assembly concluded with the rendition of National Anthem.

 



Welcome Back to School

The start of something new brings the hope of something great

The changing global scenario demands new adaptations in every field. We, at TIHS, leave no stone unturned in being at the frontline in the academic spectacle. With a prodigious welcome assembly for the session 2021-22, the school opened its virtual doors and an apprising welcome note from the revered principal, Ms. Archana Narain was delivered.Ma’am motivated the students to be disciplined, determined and dedicated to channelize their innate potential.

Consequently, the students of the pre-primary and primary wing had an orientation programme conducted by their respective class teachers where the rules and regulations of the school were reiterated along with a virtual tour of the school premises. The students were also asked to follow certain netiquette in the virtual classroom. The students of the pre-primary wing witnessed a magic show where the teachers turned into magicians and took the students on a wonderful magical tour.

The students of the primary wing were engaged into ‘Meal Menu Card’ to teach the importance of good nutrition, and help our children establish healthy eating habits. The headmistress of the school, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti also inspired students with her words; ‘Today is the just the first day of a wonderful journey that we embark on as an organization.’



Academic Achievement Ceremony

 Destiny is not created by the shoes we wear but by the steps we take.

The rewarding hard work of the Primary Wing students culminated into outstanding performance as the meritorious students were felicitated with the prestigious Scholar Badge for the academic session 2019-20. The gala virtual eventone of its kind held on  March 5, 2021, was a momentous occasion as the proud parents pinned the badges and bestowed the honour for stellar academic performance and highest percentage in attendance.
The School Management conveyed their wishes to the well-deserving achievers and their parents. The revered Principal, Ms. Archana Narain congratulated all the students and their parents on this glorious occasion and extended her regards for their support and co-operation to all the facilitators in ensuring the holistic growth of the child. In her address, she encouraged all the students to inculcate values and life skills in everyday life as true achievers of the 21st century. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti also extended her heartfelt gratitude to all the Parents and Teachers for their partnership in working together relentlessly throughout the year to nurture the young minds and motivated the students with her empowering words to achieve greater heights in future. The overwhelmed parents expressed their pleasure and gratitude towards the entire fraternity the school principal, school headmistress and teachers for spearheading every activity skilfully, initiating a fruitful learning journey leaving everyone beaming with joy.



Virtual Counselling Session for Classes VIII-XII on Stream Selection

Decisions play a vital role to lead an individual to a bright future. Students often face a dilemma while choosing  the apt stream after class X. Keeping this in view and to  facilitate the students with the best of  the capabilities to make the right choice , The Indian Heights School, organised an enlightening virtual session themed, ‘Stream Selection’ for the students and parents of class VIII to XII. The session was conducted by the eminent psychologist; career guidance expert & parent coach Ms Neha Wahi, who is Associate Vice President at Capacity Building Vertical & CLEF AP, the CSR Initiative of Career Launcher. The session initiated with a discussion on board result, and its importance in a student’s life and stream selection after class X. While shedding light on stream selection , Ms.Vahi laid emphasis on choosing the combination of  right subjects, as it plays a very vital role not only in learner’s education, but  also helps in character building and personality development of learners.

She further motivated the students to give a thought to reasons for choosing a particular stream and introspect whether they are happy or contented with their choice or not. She further added that they must be very practical and rational while selecting a stream. As lack of awareness, myths and notions may misguide the students, they must not be pressurized but guided well to make the right choice for themselves. High on Multiple Intelligence theory, the enriching session successfully encouraged  the students and parents  to  make the right choice based on one’s innate talent and potential for an individual, who is a  product of right decision possesses the power to overpower the obstacles and accomplish success in life.

 



Pre-Primary Wing Story Narration Activity

The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.

Brightening the day of the students with wonderful stories a story narration activity was conducted where life and expression was in abundance. With an aim at inspiring love of reading among our young learners and expand their knowledge in the arena of literary world, the little narrators of the pre-primary wing at The Indian Heights school used different props. Children narrated stories like The five friends, Thirsty crow, The lion and the mouse, etc. Some of them were dressed up as characters and presented their story with the use of facial expressions and voice modulation. To captivate the audience\'s attention, each and every story was recited with a moral. The oratory and presentation skills of tiny tots were outstanding. As a learning tool, story narration can encourage students to explore their unique expressiveness and can heighten their ability to communicate thoughts and feelings in an articulate, lucid manner. It helps improve their language skills, instills a love of reading and stirs their imagination. The Headmistress of school, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti appreciated the efforts of the tiny tots. The Management and the school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain also appreciated the efforts of the students and extended their wishes on the occasion.



Little Steps Dance Competition

Dance is the joy of movement and the heart of life.

To express the inner emotions, our angels of Little Steps participated whole-heartedly in a Dance Competition that was curated for them on February 17, 2021. The students selected songs of their own choice and along with parental supervision dolled up beautifully in varied attires complementing the song selected. Their faces beamed with joy as they virtually showcased their latent talent and won the hearts of the spectators and teachers through their joyful performances. The competition was graced by the school headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti who motivated the children to always pay equal attention on performing arts and actively engage in these activities to bring out the innate talent in all of us. The school management and principal also conveyed their warm wishes to all the teachers and parents for their continuous support in the endeavours taken during these unprecedented times. The dance extravaganza was thoroughly enjoyed by all the fellow students and left us all with asking for more.



Grandparents Day Celebration at TIHS

To honour the unconditional love, care and companionship  and to pay  tribute to their selfless love, ‘Grandparents\' Day \' themed as ‘Neev’ was celebrated by the students of Pre-Primary Wing   virtually on February 18,2021.  The theme of Former Vice Chancellor, Prof. M.M. Goel graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The programme began with the formal welcome of the Chief Guest and special guests, \'Grandparents.’ The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her address expressed the importance of Grandparents. She said that they are a delightful blend of laughter and caring deeds and we  also get to know about family  history through them.  Chief Guest, Prof. Goel in his glowing praise expressed that grandparents are the prized support system of any family and one of the best gifts bestowed by  God for the grandchildren. To entertain their adorable Grandparents, the tiny tots presented a scintillating cultural programme comprising of  power packed skit, dance and song performances which left the spectators spellbound and thoroughly mesmerized. The highlight of the programme was the dance videos of Grandparents on the retro songs which were enjoyed by one and all. It was a heart-warming experience for all as the enthusiastic Grandparents immensely enjoyed the gala time with their grandchildren. The school Headmistress, Ms. Meghana Dungrakoti in her address appreciated and congratulated the students and teachers on their wonderfully conceived theme and its presentation. The school Management also extended its best wishes on the occasion.



Little Steps Virtual Movie Screening

“What we learn with pleasure, we never forget”

Keeping the same in mind, the students of Little Steps had a virtual movie screening on February 4th 2021, Thursday. The students along with their facilitators saw the movie ‘Kung-Fu Panda’ and learnt the attributes of never giving up. The tiny tots enjoyed the movie time with some healthy snacks and juice. This activity helped the students to perceive the way we consume information and what we expect out of our learning experiences. The role of videos has always been positive in delivering superior learning experiences. Videos promote constructivist learning, helping learners create a coherent mental representation of the learning content in their minds. The Headmistress of the school, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti reiterated the mantra of Fun + Learning = The Best Experience!



Humara Samvidhan, Humara Abhimaan

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation and one flag. Patriotism is the feeling that the nation belongs to us and that one must do her/his duties and prove as a responsible citizen. To encourage the strength of patriotism, middle wing conducted various online activities for students such as dressing up and speaking on different states of India, singing Patriotic Rap, making comic strips on freedom struggle of India. The students participated with great zing and turned with divergent ideas and creativity. They really enjoyed the activities and concocted the delight and cheerfulness of the equivalent.



MARTYRS’ DAY

I am a man and all that affects Mankind concerns me.

The famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi resonates with every Indian even today. January 30  commemorated every year as Martyrs’ Day, is of great significance to India’s glorious history. It marks and reminds us of the sacrifice of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The students and the facilitators of the Pre-Primary and Primary Wing at TIHS observed a two-minute silence to pay their homage to the  ‘Father of the Nation’. A video on the relevance of this solemn day was shown to all the students by the respective class teachers followed by a key note address by Head Mistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti. In her heartfelt condolences she urged the students to  brave all challenges in life with a determined spirit and enlightened the learners with her motivational words about the importance of the occasion. She further stressed on the utmost need to respect and salute every soldier who contributes whole-heartedly as a frontline warrior to protect the country continually. The Management, Principal and the entire staff at TIHS salutes all the brave hearts with a promise to never forget their invaluable contribution who are always there to serve the nation when called upon to do so.



TIHS celebrates 72nd Republic Day

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!

Instilling the feeling of nation’s pride and love for the country, the Indian Heights School celebrated 72nd Republic Day virtually on 26 January 2021. The event commenced with great panache as the Senior Wing Headboy delivered a speech in Hindi, highlighting the essence of India as a republic nation. Rejoicing the principles  and ideologies enshrined in the Constitution of the country, the students from Pre Primary and Primary Wing rendered a spectacular presentation depicting the  secular, sovereign, socialist and democratic spirit embedded in the  Preamble to the constitution. Celebrating the diversities, the school choir through an awakening group song urged everyone to feel proud to be an Indian. Poem recitation themed, ‘ We all are Indians First’ by Primary Wing Headgirl, conveyed the message about India as a true liberal republic where all cultures, religions, class, creed are embraced as one. A heart touching dance drama, as a tribute to Pulwama bravehearts saluted the men in uniform who sacrifice their lives and render their service whenever called upon to do so. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her address congratulated the students for an exemplary show. She further highlighted the iconic words of Preamble, i.e., “We the People…’ and reiterated  to value the historical journey from ‘I’ to ‘We’. She further emphasized students to tread on the path of righteous conduct and lead nation towards an ‘Atam Nirbhar Bharat’. Vote of Thanks proposed in poetic verse lend a lyrical charm to the celebration. A soul stirring video by the entire TIHS fraternity highlighting the ethos of ‘Unity in Diversity’ rendered a befitting conclusion to the day. The school management also conveyed  their  warm wishes to entire TIHS family, the students, the staff and the parents for the 72nd Republic Day celebrations. The day culminated with the rendition of the national anthem.



Raising Extra-ordinary Kids

Children learn from what you are than what you teach.

Parenting in the present time is challenging and demands new innovative  methods as there is no fixed road map with transitions taking place in our daily lives at a fast pace.  To address some pertinent questions on effective parenting and upbringing, The Indian Heights School curated an exclusive webinar on 23rd January, 2021, themed “Raising Extra-ordinary Kids”. The thought provoking session was moderated by Head Mistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti., as she provided a panoramic insight on the essence of parenting, upbringing and the daunting nature of raising kids.The eventful day was graced by eminent panel of guest speakers, Mr. Kamalneet Singh, an expert in the field of life skills and parenting and school Principal Ms. Archana Narain. Mr Singh shared enlightened everyone as he spoke voraciously on the need to indulge in experimental parenting rather than traditional passed on methods of parenting. The school principal Ms Archana, shared her perspective and stressed upon the need to discipline a child with love and guidance.She further stressed the need for parent to be role models for it’s only then children can emulate good values. The QA Round witnessed overwhelmed parents pouring questions which were adequately and convincingly addressed by the guest speakers. The invigorating session high on parenting addressed severalcore issues like  – Co-parenting, Belief and value systems, the importance of being a role model and the elevating  message of ‘Observe, Absorb & Express’ – the three take aways to become a conscious and successful parent.The edifying and interactive session,organized and executed seamlessly won the appreciation from one and all.



Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

The greatest comforts and lasting peace are obtained, when one eradicates selfishness from within.

On 20th January 2021, the students of TIHS celebrated Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, by commemorating his birth anniversary and services he rendered for humanity. The students of Pre Primary and Primary wing enjoyed a presentation on Guru Gobind Singhji briefly explaining his biography and contributions. The notion of ‘Joy of Giving’ was also reiterated as the facilitators conducted a talk- show where students spoke and share their opinion on the same.The concepts of ‘langar’ and ‘5 Ks of Khalsa’ were touched upon too. Guru Gobind Singhji message on humanity, life values, selflessness and respect were passed on and communicated to the young children. The Head Mistress of the school, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti addressed the assembly and conveyed her heart warming wishes to everyone. She also delivered a thoughtful talk highlighting the significance of this important festival and the underlying values that it holds. The school management and principal also conveyed their warm wishes spreading the message of service to serve the humanity on this joyous occasion.



TIHS observes Festivity with Safety

Live every day as if it is a festival. Turn your life into a celebration

The triology of Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Bihu resonated the virtual corridors of Primary Wing as the students engaged in multifarous activities exhibiting the festive spirit.The students celebrated the joyous occasion in Morning Assembly through a myriad of presentations comprising of dance, song and poem recitation alongwith factoid about the relevance of each of the three festivals. Spreading the hues of Unity in Diversity, the young learners were overwhelmed as they won appreciation and applause from one and all. The day was extra special due to the ongoing ‘Road Safety Week’. The headmistress of the school, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti emphasized that Road Safety is of paramount importance. She stressed the need to follow road safety rules to ensure the safety of everyone around. The school management and principal also praised the efforts of the little ones and conveyed their best wishes spreading the message of happiness and hope for entire fraternity.



NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2020 PANEL DISCUSSION

 “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. – Benjamin Franklin

The Indian Heights School is committed to deliver quality education and ensures the same at all levels of the teaching learning process. Time and again, the school conducts enlightening sessions in the form of orientation programs, talk shows and panel discussions. On 8th January, the teachers of the primary wing at TIHS organized a Panel Discussion on NEP 2020 themed ‘Foundation of Learning – Re-imagining Holistic Education ‘. The virtual panel discussion, attended by both teachers and parents witnessed a talk on few key areas of the policy and the role of schools in ensuring Holistic Education for every child. The occasion was graced by school Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta and school Manager, Mr. Puneet Gupta who have been true visionaries since the inception of school. The august gathering was addressed by revered school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, who stressed upon the responsibility of teachers in the changing scenario of India’s educational system. All the four panelists expressed their views on the pillars of the policy well supported with highly informative slide share. The Q&A witnessed a humongous participation of attendees as there was an overwhelming response from teachers and parents alike. The entire panel discussion was enlivened by a vibrant share of well-illustrated updated facts and figures. The enriching session has valuable key takeaways for everyone. The vote of thanks was fared by our Head Mistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti Ma’am, who spoke of the NEP being a perfect amalgamation of the 3H concept – ‘Head, Heart & Hand – a pre-requisite in the current times. She further stressed that how digital exchange of ideas was definitely a step ahead in our endeavor to achieve the goal of sustainable education, ‘Samagra Shiksha’ for every child in the nation. The edifying panel session was lauded by one and all and will go a long way in igniting the minds to work in tandem with the National Education Policy 2020.



Awakened Citizen Program

\"Start wide, expand further and never look back.\"

The Awakened Citizen Program invigorates the innovative and essential thinking competency capacities as the students watch and analyze explorations and appreciate discussion on exploring, knowing, and contemplating on self. The students talk about, and locate their internal fortitude to comprehend their inert limit. The program enlightens the students about their boundless and unique possibilities. The students from class VI, VII and VIII completed explorations on Expanding oneself, Understanding individual differences, Thinking before speaking and doing, Learning to help the people at large, Encouraging Humanitarian Values, giving an accommodating hand and so forth. The modules partner students with certifiable conditions and empower them to transform into an accommodating and less unselfish soul. Besides, the students recognized and got settled through the genuine conversations shared by the educators to invigorate attributes of right lead and right data in them. As one may be afraid, but should do it anyway. What\'s important is the action. You don\'t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.


Magical World of Science

The ‘Science Week’ was celebrated from December 20 – 24, 2020. The aim of celebrating science week was to enhance the understanding of science amongst the students and also to display the fun side of science. As a part of the celebration, students enjoyed doing many science related activities and competitions. A Quiz Competition, named ‘Academic Decathlon’ was conducted to explore facts on novel corona virus. To work further on students\' development of the concepts related to science world, the ‘Creative Sparks’ was another competition which provided adequate platform to the students as they turned creating a scientific toy.This long week of Science celebration fruitfully occupied the students in activities and competitions thereby encouraging them to talk about science and engaged them in healthy scientific discussions.



Bharat Darshan - A Journey to Rediscover India

\"Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.\"

Students of classes VI to VIII explored some beautiful states of India like Heaven on the Earth-Jammu and Kashmir, Seven Sisters ( Eastern states) and God\'s Own Country- Kerala, through Virtual Voyages held on every Thursday. 

It was a mesmerizing experience for students to know about the location, amazing facts and beauty of these states. Teachers discussed about the diverse culture of these states to enhance their cognitive skills.The feedback session after every virtual tour further sharpened the learning and knowledge about the states and cultural heritage of India.



Our Past Our Treasure

VALUE OF THE MONTH, DECEMBER 

\" The past is our treasure, it flourishes in our lives with whatever strength it has, from it we draw provision for our journey , the collected wisdom whose harvest are all ours to reap and carry with us .” 

Values are principles that guide good guide behaviour. At The Indian Heights School , it is our aim to raise standards by promoting school ethos which are underpinned by core values. Each month, the school focuses on a new and different value which is introduced to the students through different online activities and further reinforced throughout the month. The month of December 2020,witnessed ‘Our Past Our Treasure ’ as ‘Value of the Month.’ In the first week students created a Timeline on any historical event of their choice. Second week witnessed students participating in making a Flap book, where they wrote the name of the monument on the outside of the flap and the place of the monument beneath.

In the third week, in another student\'s constructive activity, the students assembled the images of any five manuscripts or inscriptions and created a pdf.

In the fourth week, the competition \"Living Statues\" encouraged pair work where students formed a group of two.One of them became a statue and the other student explained about it. The students participated enthusiastically in all the activities and surprised everyone with their innovative ideas. The activities based on values created a strong learning environment that in turn enhanced academic achievement and developed students\' social skills that last throughout their lives , thus transforming them into responsible global citizens.



Workshop on Safe Screen Learning and Cyber Safety

The Indian Heights School conducted a highly informative webinar  on December 30, 2020 for classes VI- VIII themed ‘Safe Screen Learning and Cyber Safety’.The session aimed at generating awareness when using smart devices acquainted everyone about the safety concerns when using internet and negative screen time. Eminent guest speaker Ms Neha Wahi, renowned Psychologist, Career Guidance Expert & Parent Coach apprised the students, parents and teachers  about the increased use of devices and gadgets as need of the hour. She further urged the students to be mindful when using the devices for online learning especially the health hazards it can cause. The learning session guided everyone present to engage in other fruitful offline activities and hobbies to rejuvenate and reenergize  body and mind. The interactive QA Round helped  students to  gain more  knowledge about how to remain cyber safe and secure in day to day activities especially when using cyber based technology and gadgets.



TIHS conducts Year at a Glance-2020

\"Time has no divisions to mark its passage. There is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year”

The Indian Heights School conducted it’s a glorious virtual assembly, the concluding assembly for the year 2020, ‘Year at a Glance’ on December 30, 2020 to bid goodbye to the current year and welcome the new 2021.The assembly commenced on a welcome note as it highlighted the important events of the year 2020. The rendition of songs in the form of a medley struck a nostalgic chord as the memories of events and occasions were refreshed in the minds of everyone which in turn regaled everyone. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain, in her key note address reminded the students about how difficult times create miracles. She urged the students to look at the positive and constructive side of Covid times as it opened a new world of exploring options to move in tandem with the pandemic. The dynamic slide share on the achievements of school during its online teaching learning journey won appreciation and praise from one and all. The dance performances of the 2020 were also screened as another milestone. The foot tapping numbers and well choreographed dance performances once again made everyone nostalgic of all the events as every dance performance conveyed a message. The assembly concluded with vote of thanks followed by national anthem.  

 



Virtual X MAS celebrations at TIHS

“Be merry all, be merry all, With holly dress the festive hall;
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball, To welcome merry Christmas”

The Indian Heights School resonated with cheers and mirth of X Mas as the students participated in Virtual School Assembly on December 24,2020 spreading the message of sharing and caring to celebrate the joyous festival of Christmas. The assembly high on values of kindness and compassion reiterated the importance of Christmas in our lives. The students from primary wing enacted a skit on the birth of Lord Jesus, the nativity scene and how it brought Joy to the World. Carol singing added more charm to the celebrations. A foot tapping dance performance on popular Christmas carols added a befitting musical treat. The arrival of the Santa Claus followed christmas songs by little ones as they danced dressed in red Santa attire to spread fun, frolic and festivity of the holy festival. The occasion was graced by the blessed presence of school Principal Ms Archana Narain. In her address, she praised the efforts made by the students to present the cultural musical extravaganza. She also urged entire school fraternity to pray for the families who are fighting Covid sickness. Lauding the strenuous efforts put up frontline workers she reminded everyone to express their gratitude towards health workers, sanitation workers and school facilitators who together put up a brave front to battle covid time. The day ended with vote of thanks followed by national anthem.



Flameless Cooking Activity

\'Magic of Christmas never ends and its greatest of gifts are family and friends.\'

The Christmas speaks to never-ending life and God\'s perpetual love for us. To get into the right Christmas spirit, the school celebrated the Christmas eve with the students wherein the students of classes VI-VIII performed various activities, such as, singing jingles, Flameless cooking, acting and depicting as Santa in their own particular manner. The students and teachers truly appreciated the activities that established an environment of appeal and oozed a glow, liberality and kindness that is consistently welcomed by The Indian Heights School.



NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY & FOUNDERS DAY

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”
 
The mathematical wizards of Primary Wing organized a special assembly on the occasion of National Mathematics Day, celebrated each year on 22nd December, commemorating the anniversary of the greatest mathematician, Srinivas Ramanujan Iyengar, the man who knew Infinity. The assembly comprised of a presentation on the numerical genius, with added contributions through interesting fun facts and mathematical tricks to engage the participants. A special talk on the inception and importance of mathematics as a discipline was delivered. The date has dual significance for The Indian Heights fraternity, since it also happens to be the Founder’s Day of the school. The School Principal Ms. Archana Narain paid reverence to our beloved founder Late Shri Man Singh Ji. The Little Steps toddlers enjoyed the virtual tour of the school. The primary students had a beautiful glimpse through a small presentation covering the different areas of the school, which brought out the nostalgia owing to home schooling throughout the pandemic. In her address, the school principal congratulated everyone on the auspicious occasion of Founder’s Day and extended her acknowledgement towards the untiring support of the parent, student and entire staff fraternity. The gathering was also addressed by school Head Mistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti where she reiterated the importance of ‘consistency’ as a key factor, congratulating everyone on the auspicious occasion. She further expressed a heartfelt gratitude to the Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta, school Manager Mr. Puneet Gupta, and the esteemed Principal for their constant guidance and unwavering support on behalf of the entire school team.


Virtual Parent-Teaching Meeting

“Education is the most powerful tool to kindle the fire of curiosity in human being.”

The Indian Heights School conducted a virtual PTM for classes Little Steps to XII on Saturday December 19,2020 in order to share performance of the students, wherein Pre-Board- I results was discussed for classes X and XII , PT-II result was shared for classes VI-IX and class XI and Weekly Evaluation for classes I-V was discussed.Along with making the parents aware of their ward’s performance in exams, strategies to improve performance and make a regular study schedule were suggested by the teachers so that students will be able to hone their skills , cope with the challenges amidst the ongoing pandemic and get the desired outcome with parental guidance and support. As parents are one of the stakeholders in education, their valuable feedback regarding online classes, study material and subject enrichment was taken and it was a matter of immense pride and pleasure for the entire TIHS fraternity to receive a positive response from the parents who appreciated the collective efforts being put by School management, Principal and teaching fraternity.Here is a Kaleidoscopic view of the PTM:



Awakened Citizen Program

"The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and acceptance of love."

The Awakened Citizen Program energizes the inventive and basic reasoning competency abilities as students watch and examine explorations and enjoy conversation on the line of self introspection. The students talk about, explore and find their inward solidarity to understand their latent capacity. The program illuminates the students about their widespread and special prospects. Students from class VI, VII and VIII finished explorations on, Being Heroic, Being Courageous, Living in Peace and Harmony, Encouraging Humanitarian Values, lending a helpful hand etc. The modules associate students with genuine circumstances and enable them to turn into a bold soul. Furthermore, the students acknowledged and got comfortable through the real life discussions shared by the teachers in order to energize characteristics of right lead and right information in them. As we understand that life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in its dignity and importance.



Delhi Darshan - The Virtual Voyage

Where ever you go.....
go with your heart .....

Delhi is known for its unique blend of ancient, medieval and modern architecture. The cradle of learning offers rich glimpses of the mix heritage which is otherwise also visible in day to day life of the city. The students from classes VI to VIII explored the different monuments of Delhi - India Gate, Red Fort, Humanyun's Tomb and Rashtrapati Bhawan through Virtual Voyages held every Thursday. It was an exhilarating experience for the students as they explored the architectural features of ancient engineering marvels, the great monuments of the past. The teachers also discussed and highlighted as to how each of the architectural feature was an adorning feature besides being a masterpiece of engineering accuracy.It was indeed a mesmerizing and rich learning experience for all.



TIHS observes Social Science Week

"Man the molecule of society ,is the subject of Social Science"

Social Science as a stream is the key to understand society, humanity and the institutions which govern our daily lives. The Indian Heights School celebrated "Social Science Week from 23rd- 27th November,2020 with the purpose of offering insight into the impact of Social Science in our lives. The week commenced with a 'Virtual Tour of Bharat', 'Building Blocks' and learning about dance as a one of the richest form of performing arts.The students performed various dance forms of India followed by a worksheet on dances of India as a feedback activity. The second day aimed to propel more creative learning witnessed 'Poster Making Competition' themed on natural disasters. The day ended high on social science learning as students were assessed for their map skills as well. The week concluded with a documentary on the making of Indian Constitution which paved the way for the activity to write the 'Preamble' to the Indian Constitution on a sheet of paper by the students.The students participated with an overwhelming enthusiasm in Social Science Week as they participated in each and every activity with much dedication which in turn yielded desired perfection.



Value of the November Month

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” 

Values are principles that guide our behaviour. At The Indian Heights School, it is our aim to raise standards by promoting school ethos which are underpinned by core values. Each month, the school focuses on a new and different value which is introduced to the students through different online activities and further reinforced throughout the month.

The month of November 2020 witnessed ‘Courage’ as ‘Value of the Month.’ In the first week students participated in the activity on “Acrostic Poem Writing' and 'Make a Jar", where they wrote a poem in French and Sanskrit languages on the value 'Courage'. They also made a 'Courage Jar' in which they wrote their fears on an icecream stick in either French or Sanskrit language and also shared how they overcame their fears.

In second week students conducted an interview with one of their family members on how they displayed courage by braving an uncertain situation in their lives.

Wherein the third week, the students recalled an act from history by drawing and penning their thoughts, in the fourth week, they participated in 'Picture Book Making' activity, where they created a picture book of minimum five pictures on bravery and courage.

The activities based on values created a strong learning environment that in turn enhanced academic achievement and developed students' social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives, thus transforming them into responsible global citizens.



Panel Discussion: Global Mission to Combat Pandemic- Covid 19

Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the inter connected nature of the world, that no one is safe until everyone Is safe. It is only by acting in solidarity, that one can overcome the devastating impact of the virus. Keeping the same in mind, the Primary wing of TIHS organized the Panel Discussion on ‘Combating the Pandemic’ and taking the ‘Revolutionary Road to New Normal’.

The discussion aimed at improving the critical thinking skills of the students helped them to acquire better poise, speech delivery, and public speaking skills. The event commenced with cultural programme comprising of mesmerizing dance performance and rendition of soul stirring group song. The memorable occasion was presided by the benign presence of distinguished Chief Guest Ms. Deepa Kumar, Director, The Maurya’s Girls School and Ms. Mona Singh, Principal The Maurya’s Girls School as Special Guest. In her key note address, she appreciated the young students as they spoke with much conviction displaying the skills of creative and critical thinking. She further reiterated that such activities go a long way in moulding the children as future responsible citizens.The students as voracious speakers addressed the global issues thereby representing the different nations of the world. The School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain also graced the event and congratulated the students to take the centre stage and conduct the fruitful panel discussion. The School Headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti congratulated and appreciated the efforts made by the students to present the talk show and share their views and voice their opinion on the theme.



Little Steps Organised Cultural Fiesta

"Tough time never lasts but tough people do"

Over a past few months we have experienced a pardigm shift ,a change in the way of living habits due to Covid19 and the phase have been phenomenal as we learnt how to adjust to new normal. Keeping in mind the same thought , Step II of Little Steps organised cultural fiesta on the theme - "Parivartan-A New Normal" The programme began on an auspicious note with Ganesh Vandana followed by spectacular skits,speeches and foot tapping dance performances that left everyone spell bound. School Principal Ms. Archana Narain congratulated the children and conveyed her best wishes to the young participants.School Headmistress Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti in her address expressed her happiness and gratitude towards school management, school Principal , parents and teachers for their untiring support during this difficult time and encouraged students for their laudable performances.Everyone appreciated the show and the programme concluded on a happy hopeful note to cherish the memory of the notable day by one and all.


Virtual School Assembly on Diwali

“May the gleam of Diyas, enlighten everyone
Let the colours of Rangoli , brighten the every hope
Let the echo of chants, resonate positivity"

To celebrate the festive spirit of Diwali, the students from The Indian Heights School conducted a Virtual School Assembly on November 12, 2020. The assembly commenced with the inspiring message from the revered school chairperson Ms. Madhu Gupta where she emphasized on giving the children two eminent things i.e. roots to grow and wings to fly. This was followed by a dance drama by the students of the primary wing. The students through their mesmerizing performance enlivened the atmosphere as they enacted the scene of return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. The event high on self introspection delivered a panoply of spectacular performances comprising of speech, song rendition, enactment, dance performance, poem recitation as the young ones urged everyone to indulge in goodwill and do good to others. Commemorating the fun and frolic of Childrens’ Day, the teachers presented a skit on a lighter note on Online classes and Physical classroom situation that made everyone laugh out loud. The entire event embued with the spirit of festivity and mirth was highly inspiring and motivating.In her address the school principal ,Ms. Archana Narain reminded students to celebrate Diwali with a cause to bring joy in the lives of underprivileged and deprived section of the community. She further urged students to celebrate a safe Diwali and adhere to the guidelines to be followed during the pandemic to stay healthy and safe. The school management also appreciated the efforts put up by the students and teachers for the spectacular assembly and conveyed their Diwali and Childrens’ Day wishes to the entire school fraternity.



Mathematics Week

“Mathematics is the music of reason”

With an aim to create an interactive and interesting learning of Mathematics, The Indian Heights School celebrated “Mathematics Week” from November 2,2020 to November 6,2020. The week began with the video of facial drawing of Devi Durga through CAD. Students of class VI - VIII were shown a documentary on Srinivasa Ramanujan and a worksheet was solved based on the documentary. A huge  plethora of activities comprising  of the Japanese art of folding paper: Origami (3D geometric shapes, tree and Icosahedron), Diwali decorations using geometric figures, mathematical skills based on addition of Integers, Rational numbers and verification of an Algebraic identity, Mandala colouring and mathematics tricks postcard competition was organised as the concluding activity for the weeklong celebration. The weeklong celebrations proved to be rewarding in intriguing the students about the exciting world of Mathematics.



Second Virtual edition Model United Nations (4th edition in series)

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” - Albert Einstein

Model United Nations (MUN) is a platform to inspire young leaders to give vent to their views and encourage dialogue and deliberations amongst them, so that they will be able to bring out a harmonious solution to tackle global issues. Keeping in view, the vital role of students in social cause, The Indian Heights School encourages students’ participation in such events in order to empower the learners and facilitate them in an effective way so that they will be able to bring the desired change in the society.With a vision that excelling virtually is import to excel globally, The Indian Heights School successfully conducted its 2nd Virtual edition Model United Nations (4th edition in series) on November 10, 2020. The main objective of the event was to bring out the untapped potential of students and hone their skills. A total of 26 students participated  in the events. The students experienced exuberating sessions of debate and discussion on burning issues like Education Responses to Covid-19 (UNESCO) and Population, Food Security, Nutrition, and Sustainable Development. The event was graced by the exuberant presence of Dr Vivek Tripathi as the Chief Guest and Ms Gunjan Gupta as the eminent panel of judges.

The program commenced with scintillating singing performance by the school choir followed by thought provoking speech and heart touching poem on girl child. Amazing mime  performance and rendition of UN Song left everyone spell bound.School  Principal, Ms. Archana Narain in her welcome address appreciated the students’ efforts and dedication. She said that students are the reservoir of potential and they need to adopt a holistic approach to sustain sustainable development. The chief guest Dr Tripathi applauded the stellar event and added  that amidst the ongoing crisis it’s essential to find the right solution for which he suggested the students to adopt a positive approach.  The Second judge Ms.Gunjan Gupta also enlightened the gathering and lauded the coordination, hard work and managerial skills of the students. Through the long day sessions, the students learnt the finer nuances of probing into the existing issues like challenges faced by the countries across the world amidst the ongoing pandemic along with the efforts made by the World Governments and role of education in understanding the importance of sustainable development and follow the concept for bright and healthy future. The school management congratulated the teachers and students for the splendid show and astounding success of  second phase of MUN 2020. The day concluded with  vote of thanks followed by the rendition of National Anthem. 

The following students were given verbal mentions during the awards ceremony for their outstanding performance. 

Delegates Agenda A: Education Response in Covid - 19

Best Delegate: Delegate of Ireland (Trishna Chowdhary XI B)

High Commendation: Delegate of Sweden (Manav Diler XI C) 

Special Mention: Delegate of Canada (Rochna Bahl IX A) 

Best Position paper: Delegate of Finland (Guramrit Pal Singh X B)


Agenda B- Population, Food Security, Nutrition, and Sustainable Development.

Best Delegate: Delegate of Malta (Jayna Batra X B)

High Commendation: Delegate of UK (Shivika MathurXI B) and  Delegate of Brazil  (Daksh Jain X B)

Special Mention: Delegate of India and 'Philippines (Madhav X B , Aryan Khajuria IX A)

Best Position Paper:  Delegate of USA (Tia ChhariaX A) 

 



All Work And No Play

This pandemic has kept all of us cooped up in our homes with no relaxation to play any sport. With the online classes in full swing, all of us spend more time slouching in our chairs/beds than actually exercising. Remember the days when we all just used to wait for PE class and how mad we used to get if our Math/SSc teacher took that from us? Now, it's all work, work, and work. PE was a special period for each one of us. It was the period where we could just let go of our built-up energy and learn true team-spirit. This was the period where our team mates became our best of friends and the opposition, our foes. Well, going out may not be possible for us now, but that doesn't mean we should be kept from enjoying that one period where we all were let loose. Online classes do create boundaries, but we believe that we can try something to bring all of us closer than ever. What do you all think? Comment down below what you think should our online PE class look like. Share with us your ideas on how we can keep up the team spirit!
Are there any online sports we can be a part of? Should we hold a yoga session? Should we have a gaming club?
 


TIHS conducts First series of PANEL DISCUSSION on NEP 2020

“ Curiosity is the genesis of the genius”

The Indian Heights School conducted NEP 2020 Panel Discussion Series -1 on November 7, 2020. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , approved the National Education Policy 2020 on July 29, 2020. The discussion on NEP 2020 in its first phase initiated by the facilitators and teachers from the middle- senior wing generated detailed awareness on four crucial themes namely , ‘RE-IMAGINING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION’, ‘EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING EDUCATION FOR ALL’, ‘ADULT EDUCATION’ and ‘CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY IN SCHOOLS: LEARNING SHOULD BE HOLISTIC, INTEGRATED, ENJOYABLE AND ENGAGING. The session high on well- illustrated facts through informative slide share generated awareness amongst the entire fraternity about NEP 2020. The panelists as they shed light on the varied and diverse themes of NEP 2020, won the over whelming response from the entire teaching faculty as they answered the queries of the fellow teachers in Q A Round. The talk show garnered much appreciation and praise from everyone as the eminent and enthusiastic panelists discussed the issues, causes and constructive solutions for each of the themes covered in the discussion. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her address commended the fruitful discussion and added that such extravagant platforms keep us abreast with the new & significant reforms which NEP will bring along and about how they would mould the future of the children. She lauded the Q & A session and emphasized that it further enlightened everyone present. The school management also praised the four panelists and the teaching fraternity for the marvellous and stellar presentation in the panel discussion.



Design Thinking and Creative Careers

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom." - General George Patton
 
The decisions that students take at school level have a great impact on their lives. Keeping this in view,The Indian Heights School organised a webinar in collaboration with iEducationalize on the theme "Design Thinking and Creative Careers" on Friday, 6th November 2020* at 12:00 pm Resource Persons for the webinar were Ms. Karthika Prakash Mr.Vansh Chugh. Mr. Vansh Chugh from Atrai University shared the importance of liberal sciences and also told how Liberal sciences are developing in lndia. In this regard he shared that Atrai University follows the experiential learning based programs to groom the individual talents of students, and further guides them in such a way that they will be able to choose the right professional hat for themselves in the years to come. Also it's a liberal science university where traditional educational barriers have been broken and students can study the subjects of their choice. He also guided the students regarding admission procedure and course combination available in the said University.The session proceeded further with the guidance rendered by Ms. Karthika who told the students about German Universities. Students were guided by her on the criteria to be fulfilled for getting admission in a German University .With the help of slide share she apprised the students about the modules and courses available. Last but not the least she threw light on how the students can be benefitted by the curriculum available in a German University as courses there are taught in English and practice oriented universities have agreement with companies so that students have guaranteed job opportunities.The session was a great learning experience as it guided the students to carve a rewarding career path for themselves in the years to come.


VALUE OF THE MONTH Cleanliness is next to Godliness

“Cleanliness begins with the love for Godliness and Environmental cleanliness begins with individual desire to be clean.”


Values are principles that guide behaviour. At The Indian Heights School , it is our aim to raise standards by promoting a school ethos which is underpinned by core values. Each month, the school focuses on a new and different value which is introduced to the students through different online activities and further reinforced throughout the month. The month of October 2020,witnessed ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ as ‘Value of the Month.’ In the first week students participated in the activity on “One Act of Purity ” where they shared one act of theirs which purified their thoughts and mind. In the second week students, cleaned up their immediate surroundings while maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask. The third week honed their creative writing skills through ‘Poem Writing’ where students wrote poem on how cleanliness can create a difference in the society. And finally in the fourth activity, students participated in best out of waste competition themed “ Create a beautiful surrounding “where they made vase ,flowers , and leaves with origami sheets. The activities based on values create a strong learning environment that enhances academic achievement and develops students' social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives , thus transforming them into responsible global citizens.



TIHS Celebrated the spooky festival of Halloween online

"Give me a treat or I will play a trick on you"

The Pre-Primary and Primary wing of TIHS celebrated the spooky festival of Halloween online with great fervour and ardour.The programme began with Halloween song followed by a magic show showcased by little magician of Kindergarten that mesmerised everyone.There were amazing performances by superheroes,wizards,witches,pirates,vampiers and jack- k-o-lantern were applauded and praised by one and all. The icing on cake was the spooky act by the teachers of little steps that enthralled everyone. Parents also shared their valuable feedback and appreciated the school management and the facilitators for their endless efforts. School Headmistress Ms.Meghna Dungrakoti in her address lauded the hardwork of students and congratulated everyone for putting up a spectacular show. School Principal Ms.Archana Narain praised Primary Wing for the wonderful programme to celebrate the festival of Halloween and coveyed her blessings and best wishes to everyone present.



Exploration is the essence of Human Spirit

Nature plays an important role in nurturing and educating children. Mother nature is the best teacher. The students from classes VI to VIII explored the flora and fauna of different physical reliefs through a number of virtual safaris conducted in the month of October. The virtual tours held every Thursday unlocked the whole new world of diverse topography and domains all around the world. A wide range of physical features comprising of coral reefs, caves, waterfalls, grasslands, rainforests offered a rich glimpse into the physical diversity around the world. The virtual tours were a rich learning experience as the students imbibed an indepth knowledge about interdependence of plants and animals which in turn nurtures rich biodiversity around the world.



Stages of Soul Awakening

"We must have life-building, man-making and character-making assimilation of ideas"- Swami Vivekananda

The Awakened Citizen Program fuels the creative and critical thinking competency skills as students watch and analyze explorations and indulge in discussion on the line of self introspection.The students talk about , explore and discover their inner strength to realize their potential, the aptitude as "I Can".The program involving the Middle Wing enlightens the students about their universal and unique possibilities. Accordingly students from class VI, VII and VIII completed explorations on Atmashraddha, Being Heroic and Being Truthful.The modules connect learners with real life situations empower them to become a fearless soul. Additionally, the students appreciated and became familiar through the candid conversations shared by the teacher so as to encourage qualities of right conduct and right knowledge in them. As rightly said one is awakened by asking the right questions and by seeking the right knowledge.



Intra-Class Puppet Making Competition

"Let us cherish the time of celebration, the time for victory of good over evil"

Continuing with the festive spirit of Dussehra , the students from classes VI to VIII participated in an 'Intra- Class Puppet Making Competition' on October 23, 2029 where they made paper puppets displaying the characters from the epic 'Ramayana'. The activity was theme based where class VI made puppets from Lord Rama family, class VII from Ravana family and class VIII from Vanar family .The competition witnessed great zest and excitement amongst the students as they made colourful puppets and wrote a message about one bad habit which they want to overcome. The message was displayed along with the puppet. The happiness of the students knew no bounds as they were showered with appreciation and applause from parents and facilitators. The activity was fruitful to kindle their creativity in craft work and also helped them to indulge in self analysis.



Cyber Safety Awareness Campaign

"Think before you click" (Cyber Safety Awareness Campaign)


Educating our children about the rules of Internet safety encourages them to make better decisions when posting personal information in any form. To bring out the creative expression of the students and to gauge their awareness quotient, a ' Poster Making Competition' themed 'Cyber Safety Awareness' for classes VI to VIII was organized on October 23, 2020.  The young learners displayed their artistic skills through an array of posters in the competition with immense zeal and enthusiasm and made beautiful posters which gave the message of cyber safety awareness. The aim of the competition was not merely to see the creative aspect but also to trigger the thought process of the children and sensitize them towards alarming issues. The activity not only increased the observational skills, response to thoughts, awareness but also concern of the children towards global issues. It was a great opportunity to watch the young minds creating and displaying their ideas on paper. The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity.



Virtual School Assembly

The Indian Heights School celebrated the triology of festivals of Dussehra, Navratri and Durga Puja with lot of zeal and festive fervour through a virtual school assembly on 23rd October,2020 .The day resonated with spectacular performances high on theme of self- introspection and victory of good over evil. High on array of performances varying from bhajans, poem recitation slide share on nine incarnations of Ma Durga, Ramayan Ki Chaupayian, speech, power point on ten heads of Ravana alongwith dance drama lend a soulful and pious spirit to the occasion. The day reverberated with thought provoking presentations as students in their vibrant and colourful attire left everyone spell bound.The school principal, Ms. Archana Narain in her address appreciated the effort of the students and facitators.She further reiterated that the celebration of festivals are reminders to live in harmony as they foster good values like humility, perseverance, kindness, empathy and many more.The assembly concluded with the rendition of national anthem.



TIHS celebrates Space Week

“Mankind is drawn to the heavens for the same reason we were once drawn into unknown lands and across the open sea. We choose to explore space because doing so improves our lives, and lifts our national spirit. So let us continue the journey.”

The students from the middle wing classes VI- XII conducted ‘The Space Week’ from October 12- 16, 2020. The week long activities served as excellent platform to kindle the scientific spirit of enquiry in students on virtual platform as they worked collectively to participate in an array of activities.The stimulating activities inspired the students interests in space, space sciences and education. Activities like ‘Introduction to Big Bang Theory’, ‘Article Writing on Chandrayaan II (expanding the boundaries of human knowledge) , research work on Exoplanet i.e. planets beyond solar system followed by Poster Making on an exoplanet and assigning a name to it. To sharpen their writing skills, the students wrote postcards from space as astronauts on the International Space Station. Through Online Drawing Competition, the learners experimented with paint and brush and explored Martian environment and imagined themselves as the future astronauts to grow plants on Mars. The week long activities culminated with Space Quiz. To conclude, the students displayed an overwhelming enthusiasm during Space Week and refined their scientific skills.



Virtual Parent Teacher Meeting

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. – .” The parent-teacher meeting for classes Little Steps to Class XI on October 17, 2020 witnessed showers of appreciation and acknowledgments from the parents as the praised efforts made by the school and teachers for providing the best learning environment on virtual platform. The meeting was organised to discuss the result of Mid Term Examination and overall Term 1 cumulative performance of the students. The parents were quite contented with the various activities done by the students as it enhanced their mental well being and generated positive thought process thus a constructive learning mind. Idea of giving more written assignments was also shared by some parents as students remain in the continuous practice of writing. To conclude the platform for the PTM was shared in a healthy spirit by mentors and parents as they discussed and opined for the best learning practices for the students to follow on and excel.



Swacchh Bharat, Swasth Bharat

An assembly on the theme' Cleanliness is next to Godliness" was virtually conducted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by the students of Step 2 Ducklings. Cleanliness plays a vital role in our daily lives thus keeping our body, mind and spirit healthy are the core principles to stay healthy and fit. Students presented the thought " Cleanliness is next to Godliness" with the help of a wonderful short skit, followed by short speeches and rhymes on personal hygiene. The little ones promised to keep themselves as well as their surroundings clean and tidy. School Headmistress Ms.Meghana Dungrakoti appreciated the efforts of students and in her message conveyed that if one wants to live a beautiful and healthy life, it is the prime duty to keep the city and the vicinity clean and green. The assembly inspired everyone to believe and follow the adage 'Live Life Cleaner, Help make Earth Greener.'



Joy Of Giving

Nothing in nature is for itself,
Rivers don't drink their water,
Trees don't eat their fruit,
Sun doesn't use its heat,
Giving and living for others is a way of life."

On Wednesday, October 7,2020,class Step II DewDrops of Little Steps conducted a virtual assembly on the theme 'Joy Of Giving'.The message of caring and sharing was brought forward in the form of short speeches, inspirational poems and songs.A small video was also shown featuring students helping and supporting needy people to spread the feeling joy and happiness.The School Headmistress Ms.Meghna Dungrakoti expressed her views on this beautiful theme and advised children that true happiness is achieved and felt when we give happiness to others i.e. when we become the cause of happiness in other's lives.She also told students that 'Joy Of Giving ' is magical as in no time it can bring smile on every face.The students were delighted and thrilled by the words of motivaton and admiration.The School Principal Ms.Archana Narain also appreciated the efforts of students and encouraged them to experience the power of giving and helping others. She further emphasized the need to show concern towards the needy by little acts of charity and kindness.The assembly was a learning experience for the little ones as it conveyed the true essence of the theme i.e. 'Joy of Giving'



Online Career Fair held at TIHS

The Indian Heights School in collaboration with EDU TV (Educational Channel) conducted an online ‘Career Fair’ for the students of class XII on Friday, October 9, 2020. The fair provided an opportunity to the students to know about various national and international universities and also about the various courses they offer. Representatives from renowned Universities namely, Ashoka University, FLAME University, Shobit University and Whistling Woods International, apprised the students with detail about the courses, subject selection, admission process, eligibility criteria,the skills required , details about the campus life for students along with the variety of career options offered by respective Universities. The students were able to utilize this platform as a guide to their future career choices and prospects. The fair as a supportive platform guided and provided the students with all relevant information and knowledge about updated career opportunities.



TIHS observes Mental Health Week

“Increasing the strength of our minds is the only way to reduce the difficulty of life.”


Battling another major issue and aspect of Pandemic and Lockdown that is mental wellness, the students from class VI –XII observed and enlightened everyone on healthy mindset as they observed World Mental Health Week from October 5, 2020 to October 10,2020. The week commenced on a positive note as the students were briefed about self learning and self assessment in Talk Sessions by the facilitators. The engaging activities emphasizing on Empathy, Gratitude is the Attitude, Count Your Blessings, Anger Management, Joy of Giving and Letter to Future Self provided a healthy platform to students to indulge in self introspection and feel blessed to be in this world. The students indulged in various activities which acted as an outlet for them to share and opine on various aspects of mental well being. The fruitful week not only elevated the thought process of the learners but also enlightened them on to appreciate life with more optimistic outlook thus, a positive mental well being.



TIHS celebrates Joy of Giving Week

“ You are so part of the world that your slightest action contributes to its reality. Your breath changes the atmosphere and your encounter with others alter the fabrics of their lives”

The Indian Heights School firmly believes that whilst it is important to prepare a child for the school curriculum and beyond, there are many other facets for each child that needs to be nurtured and encouraged. With this noble objective in mind the school organized ‘Joy of Giving Week’ from 2 October to 8 0ctober, 2020. The week long celebrations saw overwhelming response of the students from class VI to XII in a wide array of activities like videos on Feed with Love , Poster Making themed Daan Mahotsav, Essay Writing Competition on My Wish. The activities provided a constructive and stimulating learning environment where students imbibed the values of sharing, caring and empathizing. The students and parents collectively lend a helping hand towards the needy section of the society by donating basic necessities thereby indulging in acts of charity and generosity.



Virtual Tour

“Virtual Reality is the first step in a grand adventure into the landscape of imagination.”

Virtual Reality exposes us to new experiences and things that we were not familiar with earlier and that too at the comfort of our own homes. As Albert Einstein once remarked, ‘the only source of knowledge is experience’. At TIHS, we believe in imparting education in a manner that is child centric and teacher scaffolding. Keeping the same objective in mind, the students of the Primary Wing were taken for a virtual tour around the iconic monuments of Delh on October3, 2020. They visited the heritage sites like the Akshardham Temple, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and National Zoological Park. A VR enabled roller coaster ride concluded the tour.As a feedback activity,the facilitators took a quiz and the students’ response was overwhelming.This recreational time was a source of pleasure and enjoyment just after the Mid Term evaluation got over. The time spent during this tour was exciting and thrilling for the students.. The  school Headmistress Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti praised the efforts of the facilitators and reiterated the purpose of organizing such virtual tours and that  howincredibly it gives students a chance to peep and rediscover the world around themselves thereby enabling them to learn about phenomenal things that surround this beautiful world. Overall, an envigorating learning experience for the young learners.



The Indian Heights School celebrates 151st birth anniversary of Father of the Nation

“The best way to find yourself is to love yourself in the service of others’’

The students from The Indian Heights School celebrated the national festival Gandhi Jayanti on October1,2020 with much patriotic zeal and zest through virtual assembly which also marked the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the universal apostle of peace and non- violence. The day commenced with morning prayers. The school principal Ms Archana Narain in her address wished students a happy Gandhi Jayanti . She urged students to follow the Gandhian principles of being tolerant and practice perseverance. She reminded students that happiness and harmony always go in tandem. One should be careful and watchful of one’s thoughts and actions. Through ‘Gandhi in 21st Century’, a talk show,the students shared and apprised everyone on the relevance of Gandhian philosophy in the present scenario. The little ones paid a rich tribute as they narrated the values and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. The dance drama , ‘Making of a Mahatma’ further traced the life journey of the great leader from his childhood to his global recognition. The poem recitation on Lal Bahadur Shastri , highlighted the great leader as he worked hard to make nation self sufficient and self reliant to brave all crisis. Bhajan rendition of ‘Raghupati Raghav’ and ‘Vaishnav Jan’ mesmerized everyone as they joined and sang in harmony. ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’, another iconic ideology was beautifully conveyed through a thought provoking video as students urged everyone to keep the environment clean for good health and hygiene. Through ‘Parent Platform” , the parents voiced their feelings and lauded the concern, effort and goodwill of the entire TIHS, fraternity especially during Covid-19.The school headmistress, Ms Meghna Dungrakoti, proposed vote of thanks and reminded everyone about three monkeys and their new perception in the present world ,i.e. “Do Not Think Wrong, Do No Wrong and Do Not Tolerate Wrong”. She further reiterated the need for everyone to follow the universal ideologies of peace and non-violence thus inspire others to emulate the good in you thereby following the gandhian principle of ‘Be the Change you wish to see in the World”.The assembly concluded with the rendition of National Anthem.



TIHS conducts Health Awareness Month

“You can’t enjoy wealth,if you’re not in good health”.

Health is the greatest gift,contentment is the greatest wealth and faithfulness is the best relationship.Keeping this thought in mind and Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to observe September as the “Nutrition Month”, students of Step-I Peaches carried the message forward and conducted a virtual assembly themed “Health is Wealth” on September 16,2020. The little ones came forward to talk about the importance of maintaining good health through their vibrant dance performance on vegetable and fruit songs depicting the importance of healthy eating habits. They urged their friends to eat a balanced diet, do mild exercises daily, maintain good hygiene and get enough sleep and rise early.The school Principal Ms.Archana Narain also conveyed her wishes to the students for conducting such an enriching assembly and appreciated the efforts of the students,teachers and parents alike.The Headmistress of the school Ms.Meghna Dungrakoti also congratulated the students for their efforts and encouraged all the students to follow a healthy and disciplined life.The assembly was indeed a rich learning experience for the students. The assembly culminated with the rendition of the National Anthem.



TIHS Conducted Virtually Euphony 2020

The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka virtually conducted Euphony 2020 ‘An Amalgamation of Creativity’ amidst lot of zeal and zest. Students from over 60 schools of Delhi- NCR participated in the competition. The main objective behind this competition is to give an opportunity to the students to showcase their talents. The hallmark of the event is the message that winning is not important but participating is more important. The program was presided over by Prof. Virendra Pratap Singh, Dept. of Elementary Education, NCERT and Prof. Madam Mohan Goel, Former Vice Chancellor, Urban Estate Kurukshetra, as Special Guests and the Guest of Honour was Mr. Arjun Bahadur, Assist. Director ,Business Development ,British council,New Delhi .Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta, Manager, Mr. Puneet Gupta and Principal, Ms. Archana Narain along with esteemed panel of Judges, students and teachers of participant schools graced the occasion. In her address, the Principal appreciated the exemplary efforts and hard work of the students to make Euphony 2020 a roaring success. She gave the message to practice and strengthen the value of perseverance and believe in one self. The show witnessed exuberant dance and musical renditions aiming us to rediscover our inner strengths and calibre. The show concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by the school headboy and headgirl. Until we meet next year with Euphony 2021, Don’t let the fear of failing triumph over the joy of participating.



The Indian Heights School Conducted Euphony 2020

The Indian Heights School, conducted Euphony 2020 ' An Amalgamation of Creativity’ amidst lot of zeal and zest. Every year, Euphony as a gala event, unfurls innovative and creative streaks of students from schools of Delhi- NCR. This year, the event hosted on a virtual platform an array of competitions exhibiting the creative and critical thinking skills of the students.With ‘Strive to be a better version of yourself’ as the underlying motto , the event this year garnered a humongous participation of 60 schools on the online platform. The interschool fest conducted two live events ‘Haye Yeh Corona’ and ‘Edu-Talk’ on September 8, 2029. The event ‘Hai Yeh Corona’ a self- composed poem recitation competition portrayed the enthusiastic and brimming with confidence, young participants from class 1, who recited their poem flaunting props to support their content. The students as strong ardent speakers shared amazing facts about the pandemic and the lockdown. The innocent articulation through hand gestures and voice modulation won the appreciation of one and all. The second live event, i.e. ‘Edu-Talk’, witnessed students from class 12 as they took the centre platform and spoke vehemently on important aspects of education in India and its multifaceted aspects. The participants constructively used the virtual platform to ideate, share and enlighten everyone about the most debating issues in the present scenario pertaining to education and learning. The judges for the event applauded the flawless performance of the participants and applauded for all of them. The school principal Ms Archana Narain, appreciated the efforts made by the schools to continue the journey to learn even during pandemic as it proved the age old adage ‘Opportunity in Adversity’ right . She further reiterated the eminent role of teachers on virtual platform and that how parents are now the second teachers. The school management also congratulated all the participants for their outstanding and spectacular display of their innate talents and skills.



TIHS Celebrated Virtual Teachers Day

'' If you want to put someone on a high pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes."

The Indian Heights School celebrated Virtual Teacher's Day with great pomp and gaiety on September 5, 2020 to honour teachers who had been instrumental in shaping their lives. The programme commenced on an auspicious note seeking blessings from school management and school Principal Ms. Archana Narain.The students from the Primary Wing paid tribute to the unsung warriors- The Teachers.The Student Council took the onus to perform on foot- tapping numbers and put on a humorous skit on 'Online Classes- The Teacher's Edition'. Senior Wing student Council kept the facilitators mesmerised amidst tears and cheers. The spectacular performances comprising of virtual quiz, poem recitation, theatrical performances and animated videos won the appreciation of one an all.The school Principal in her key note address congratulated the student council for presenting the splendid online Teachers' Day celebrations and further reminded the student populace to remain focused in their objectives and goals. She applauded the eminent and crucial role of teachers in the present changing scenario.The Headmistress of the school, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti also encouraged the students with her igniting words. The management also conveyed their best wishes to the entire fraternity.



TIHS conducts Road Safety Session

Leave Sooner, Drive Slower, Live Longer

The School conducted an enlightening session on Road Safety on September 2, 2020 to make the students more alert about the traffic rules and to persuade them to follow rules while on road. Mr Ravi Kumar, Mr Kaustab Nand and Mr Sunil Malhotra- Hero Moto Corp lend an exuberant presence to the session. Sub Inspector Ved Prakash initiated the session briefing the students about safety on road and its importance.Resource person ASI Manoj Chandel apprised the student populace about the basic 3E’s of road safety rules, i.e. education, enforcement measures and emergency protocol. The session sensitizing the students, focused on the various aspects of road safety and accentuated the need for safe road travel by following the traffic rulebook. To conclude the session was a rich learning experience as it enlightened the students and everyone around on new preventive measures to lessen the risk of road accidents.



Virtual Parent Teacher Meeting

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”

The Indian Heights School conducted Parent Teacher Meeting on for class I to XII on August 29,2020, to discuss the performance of students in Periodic Test -1. The healthy interaction between parent and teachers witnessed an exchange of views and opinions regarding various issues. Parents met the class teachers through virtual platform for detailed feedback on the progress of their child along with scope of improvements in case required. The parents in the Primary Wing were quite delighted to go through various activities done by the students which were showcased through well supported power point presentations. The parents were also apprised about the upcoming Mid Term Examination and the date sheet for the same. Parents also discussed the syllabus for the same. They also appreciated the continuous and regular mode of assessment that are conducted on a daily basis by the teachers to drill the concepts thoroughly. The facilitators also guided the parents to ensure more practice of written assignments and even to monitor them during online classes. The PTM as a positive and constructive platform concluded with resolving the concerns collectively by parents and facilitators, hoping for a fruitful learning session ahead.



Let’s Salute the Spirit of 74th Independence Day : Virtual Assembly

Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, …At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” 

The Indian Heights School celebrated 74th Independence Day celebration with lot patriotic fervor and zeal a virtual assembly on August 15, 2020  befitting the occasion. The programme initiated with flag hoisting ceremony by School Chairperson Ms Madhu Gupta, School Manager Mr Puneet Gupta and school principal Ms Archana Narain as they unfurled the tri colour, that filled everyone with pride and honour. The cultural programme embarked with a general welcome. The performances on the virtual platform set the pitch and the audience witnessed a grandiose of music, dance and drama performances comprising of patriotic songs, speech, character depiction and poem recitation. The exuberant and enthusiastic performances received much deserved appreciation from everyone present. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her speech exhorted upon the students to follow the path of righteousness and work diligently to bring laurels to the country. She also opined the need to respect and value the freedom especially freedom of speech and expression. She also urged the students to aspire for best version of their own self.The school management also conveyed their best wishes to the entire TIHS fraternity on nation’s 74th Independence Day celebration. It was indeed a proud moment to watch the stellar performances, making ensemble for the historic day. The day culminated with vote of thanks. The celebrations witnessed everyone cherishing the essence of tricolour wrapped in emotions and pride for the motherland. 

 



Let’s Salute the Spirit of 73rd Independence Day

Freedom in the Mind,  Faith in the words …
Pride in our souls , Let’s salute the nation on this auspicious day.

The Indian Heights School celebrated 73rd Independence Day celebration with lot patriotic fervor and zeal a special assembly on August 14, 2018  befitting the occasion. The spirit of freedom was vibrantly alive as every person and every corner of the school was adorned in the tri colours of independence.  The programme initiated with Flag Hosting Ceremony. Chief Guest R. K. Chauhan SM unfurled the tri colour. The  event made a headway with the prestigious March Past comprising of four House contingents namely Manas, Prayas, Sanskar and Siddhant that filled everyone with pride and honour. The cultural programme embarked with a general welcome. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her speech exhorted upon the students to follow the path of righteousness and work diligently to bring laurels to the country. She also opined the need to respect and value the freedom. The performances set the pitch and the audience witnessed a grandiose of music, dance and drama performances comprising of  patriotic songs, speech, character depiction, ramp walk and ballet themed ‘Azadi’. The exuberant and enthusiastic performances received much deserved applauds from everyone present. The chief Guest Col R. K. Chauhan SM in his address lauded the efforts made by the school to observe the Independence day celebration. He also enlightened the gathering on the core challenges that lie for the present generation to brave and create a better world.  The school management also conveyed their best wishes to the entire TIHS fraternity on nation’s 73rd Independence Day celebration. It was indeed a proud moment to watch the stellar performances, exuberant presence making ensemble for the historic day. The day culminated with the Kite Flying Competition and On the Spot Painting Competition spreading  the essence of tri colour wrapped in emotions and pride for our motherland. 

 



Investiture - Ceremony

“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”

Website: August 14, 2020 dawned as a momentous day for the Indian Heights School, for on this day the newly elected members of the student council for the primary and senior wing were invested to their office through Virtual Investiture Assembly. The day commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp ceremony. The rendition of  welcome song  expressed gratitude towards everyone for their blessed presence. An enthralling classical dance performance regaled everyone present. The student council stood with pride in their crisp uniform and face brimming with confidence as their parents and grandparents pinned the badges and bestowed the mantle of responsibilities. The parents blessed the young office bearers to serve the office with dignity. The school Principal, Ms Archana Narain administred  the  oath . In her address  she  welcomed Virtual Investiture Ceremony as a key milestone in Online platform.  She appreciated and motivated the students to further their educational journey during the trying times of Pandemic.She urged students to take all the challenges and uncertainties in life like a braveheart and emphasized the need to be strong and persistent to chase and  attain one’s goals, objectives and dreams . The school Management also congratulated the new office bearers. Vote of  Thanks was proposed by school Vice Head Girl. The ceremony concluded with the rendition of the national anthem.



Janmashtami Celebrations at TIHS

‘ The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.’

India is known to be a cradle of civilizations, and the greatness of our culture can be well depicted by our festivals. The indigenous values form the core of school’s training and are embedded in children from early years through exposure to festivals and other practices. The joyous spirit of Janmashtami was celebrated with great zeal and pomp by our tiny tots and Primary Wing students, on August 10, 2020. The students dressed as Radha/Krishna mesmerized everyone with their enchanting songs/bhajans and dance performances in the form of RasLeela. The highlight of the event was a vibrant and lively presentation rendered by little ones depicting various episodes from Krishna’s life in the form of live tableaus From Krishna’s birth, to Govardhan Parvat act and Sri Krishna swinging on the jhula were lauded by all. Matki Phod and Makhan Chor performed with much aplomb were cheered and applauded by everyone. The parent fraternity was overjoyed to see the performance of their little ones. The school Principal, Ms.Archana Narain applauded the efforts of the students, parents and teachers in making the virtual janmashtami celebration a grand success.The school Headmistress, Ms.Meghna Dungrakoti mphasized the importance of nurturing values through cultural and festive celebrations. She further motivated the students to imbibe the virtues of Lord Krishna in our day to day activities by being a great friend, a source of infinite wisdom and possessing a very grounded demeanor.



Lingua Franca Week Celebration

“The English Language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race and range of time.”

Learning a language helps us to effectively communicate with and better understand others. In order to bring the students closer to literature and its universal appeal, Lingua Franca, the English Week was celebrated from July 27-31,2020 with lot of zeal and excitement. A plethora of activities were conducted to help students deepen their understanding of the English Language and refine nuances of the language. The weeklong event commenced with every class participating in variety of activities that were theme based. For example, Class VI worked on Ruskin Bond, Class VII, ‘O Henry’, Class-VIII, ‘William Wordsworth’, Class-IX, ‘The Age of Romanticism’ and Class X, ‘William Shakespeare’. The students displayed their competencies as they participated in wide array of activities like The Quizzards, Reading A Book, explored the world of literary devices, Indian writing in English and also exhibited their spelling competencies. English Week was truly purposeful with a panorama of edifying activities providing a more holistic approach to learning English Language thereby ensuring higher levels of proficiency.



Lingua Franca Week Celebration

Lingua Franca Week was celebrated from July 27-31 2020. Language has been the most integral part of our society from times immemorial. And English can truly be called the ‘Lingua France’ as it is spoken throughout the globe. To celebrate the charm of this exuberant language, The Indian Heights School celebrated Lingua Franca week from July 27th 2020 to July 31st 2020. The students of the Indian Heights School got all drenched in the enthusiasm as they partcipated in an array of activities. Students of Classes I-V particpated in English Calligraphy Competition on July 27th,2020.They skillfully let their pencils and pens travel the length and breadth of their papers. The online English Calligraphy Competition was a roaring success. Not only this , our little cherubs of classes I and II also got to display their mettle as they deciphered the words through a picture shown and very smartly could also spell the word. They proved everyone that they are no less than anyone. When we talk of a language, how can we miss its word bank? To guage the wordpower of the students, a vocabulary quiz was conducted for the students of Classes III-V ,on 30th July ,2020.Students were made to unjumble the words, do multiple choice questions and questions with one word answers. Students could not be more ecstatic. All in all , it was a fantabulous week buzzing with activities.Students were happy and parents happier.



Parent Teacher Meeting

Parent Teacher Meeting held on August 1,2020
Parent teacher meeting always renders healthy interaction between parents and facilitators which further strengthens the holistic development of learners. The Parent Teacher Meeting for classes VI-XII was conducted on August 1,2020. Parents met the class teachers for a detailed feedback about the progress of their ward. The key objective of the meet was to create a common platform for parents and teachers to come together to enrich the student’s educational experiences and discuss various concerns, hence fostering an overall development and growth of learners through virtual platform. Results for class test I were discussed along with scope of improvements for each learner. The parents were quite overwhelmed to go through various activities done by the students that were showcased through videos shared. They expressed their gratitude towards the school for providing facilities and engaging online curricular and co-curricular activities. Discussion on Periodic Test-1 examination was another highlight of the day. A detailed discussion on Integrated Projects also took place with the senior wing students and their parents. The efforts made by the school of providing child-centric, innovative and interactive modes of teaching learning strategies were highly appreciated by the parents.



Assembly on Rakshabandhan

Rakhi is a thread that binds two souls in a bond of joy forever. To reflect upon this connection Class II Orchid organised the virtual school assembly on July 31, 2020. The theme of the assembly was Rakshabandhan. It commenced by invoking the blessings of God with the school prayer. It was followed by thought of the day, news headlines , speech, splendid dance performance by the students. The assembly concluded with ever inspiring words of the class incharge, Ms. Seema Gupta who encouraged the students to tie rakhi not just to siblings but also to the front line warriors as an act of gratitude towards them. Thereafter, our national anthem was sung to end the assembly. The Principal Ms. Archana Narain and Headmistress Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti appreciated the efforts of the students, teachers and parents.



TED TALK

An Intra- class talk competition for classes VI-VIII was held on July25, 2020 where students presented their thoughts on personality and a person from everyday life who inspired them most. Students participated enthusiastically. It was a rich learning experience for the students.



Junior Council Elections

Great Power Comes with Great Responsibilities’
The Primary Wing of the Indian Heights School geared up for the Junior Council Elections .Preliminary round was held on July 23, 2020. The remarkable event commenced with its first stage that is Canvassing conducted in two phases where the candidates for different portfolios had a healthy interaction with the school principal Ms Archana Narain. In her motivational talk she urged the students to imbibe the qualities of great leader and lead others by becoming a role model for others to follow.  The headmistress Ms.Meghna Dungrakoti appreciated and applauded the efforts put in by the children. Everyone wished the best of luck to the student and hoped for the best ones to win.



Junior Council Elections

Great Power Comes with Great Responsibilities’
The Primary Wing of the Indian Heights School geared up for the Junior Council Elections .Preliminary round was held on July 23, 2020. The remarkable event commenced with its first stage that is Canvassing conducted in two phases where the candidates for different portfolios had a healthy interaction with the school principal Ms Archana Narain. In her motivational talk she urged the students to imbibe the qualities of great leader and lead others by becoming a role model for others to follow. The headmistress Ms.Meghna Dungrakoti appreciated and applauded the efforts put in by the children. Everyone wished the best of luck to the student and hoped for the best ones to win.



Virtual School Assembly

Our flag doesn't fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier. With this thought, Class II Daisy organised the virtual school assembly under the guidance of the mentors on July 24, 2020. The theme of the assembly was Kargil Victory Day which is celebrated on July 26, 2020 every year. It included compering, school prayer, thought of the day, news headlines, speech and poem recitation by the students which were very impressive. Class incharge Ms. Seema Gupta also shared her views on the theme and that aroused powerful feelings of patriotism and love for the motherland amongst the students. Lastly, the assembly was concluded with the national anthem. The Principal Ms Archana Narain and Headmistress
Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti appreciated the efforts of students and teachers.



Little Steps Assembly

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”

Morning assemblies are an integral part of school life.Even the pandemic could not dampen the energetic spirit of The Indian Heights School. Step I students of Little Steps conducted their first prime Assembly on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.The theme of the assembly was “GOOD HABITS”.  The assembly started with a prayer,followed by a short skit where in the students of different sections spoke about the importance of good habits and how they should be inculcated in our daily lives. Class incharge Ms Ruchika Sharma also reinforced the importance of practising good habits in order to become successful in life. Students danced enthusiastically on a peppy number on good habits. Students and teachers had great fun singing rhymes and songs together.Ecstatic students with radiant faces brimming with joy participated whole heartedly in their first virtual assembly. The school headmistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti in her address applauded and appreciated the efforts of the tiny tots .She stressed on the importance of good habits as they enhance one's personality and play a major role in grooming up the formative years of little ones. She also complimented the teachers and parents for their overwhelming response in coming together to put up a wonderful and joyful assembly.The Assembly culminated with the rendition of the National Anthem.



Green Colour Day Celebration

Green is the universally pleasing colour which represents life and energy. It is associated with growth, harmony, freshness, fertility and nature. Green color day was celebrated on July 17, 2020 with a lot of gusto and zeal by the students of Little Steps through the virtual medium.

Tiny tots were adorned in green attire and came with green colour objects to show their facilitators and friends. 
The students danced to the green colour song and did ladyfinger/leaf painting. Later each child told their facilitators about one green object which they learnt about in their online class.

The Headmistress of the school Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti also joined the celebration donned in green colour. She encouraged each child to become friends with the colour green, eat green vegetables and plant saplings on their birthdays.
Students had a fun-filled day and enjoyed the virtual green colour day celebration.



Little Steps organised its very first Virtual Assembly

Let us Rise and Shine bright
"
Little Steps organised its very first virtual assembly on Wednesday, July 15,2020. The theme of the assembly was ‘Happiness’. The assembly started with a prayer. The Head Mistress of the school, Ms.Meghana Dungrakoti addressed all the students and motivated them with her words of wisdom. She also laid emphasis on how important it is for a child to be happy and smiling as it is a skill that would help them to excel in all the fields of life. It was followed by the performances showcased by the students of different sections of Step II that included short speeches, poetry recitation and songs. Class Teachers also actively participated along with the students. Class in charge Ms.Ruchika Sharma shared her views on the theme and encouraged students to be happy. Ms Meghana Dungrakoti appreciated the efforts of students, teachers and parents for putting up such a wonderful assembly.



Virtual Assembly Held

The students attended a Virtual Assembly on July 6, 2020. The assembly was organized to welcome the students after the-month long summer break. Principal, Ms. Archana Narain welcomed the students and praised their efforts of confidently adapting to online classes and techno-based study schedule. She encouraged them to come out with innovative ideas to make learning much more interactive and fun oriented.

 



Welcome Back After Summer Vacation

The school reopened after the summer vacations on July 1, 2020, for classes I-XII. The classes resumed with online teaching. Students were happy to be back and meet their friends and teachers. They shared their experiences and how they spent their holidays. They also discussed about the new skills they learnt during the summer break and how they completed their holiday homework and other assignments online.  Through an interactive story session the classes were made very interesting and engaging for the junior wing students. Teachers also reiterated the importance of online etiquettes to students.  Being Doctors Day today, teachers discussed with the students about the major role doctors are playing during this pandemic.  Students paid their tribute to the doctors and applauded the efforts of our unsung heroes. Lastly the flip learn module was shown to the students to make them familiarize about its functions and how it works.



TIHS celebrated International Day Of Yoga

TIHS family celebrated International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2020. A special Yoga Session was organised which was conducted by
Dr. Bhavna Kararia.She demonstrated various yoga asanas. The participants  enthusiastically followed her instructions and practised various asanas. The session was followed by participation in another yoga session organized by the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India.



TIHS hosts Yoga Session with Spic Macay

The dawn of June 20, 2020 witnessed a yoga session which the TIHS family co-hosted with Spic Macay India. This was in line with the weeklong International Day of Yoga celebrations. The Principal, students and teachers along with personnel from Spic Macay participated in this event. The live program began with Shri Wasiffuddin Dagar,a Dhrupad Exponent, who demonstrated Naad Yoga. The music was indeed mesmerising. Sanyasi Devan, demonstrated Hatha Yoga. Participants learnt various yoga asanas from the gurus and practised along with him. Lastly, Shri B K Shrinidhi, from Brahma Kumaris, discussed in detail the importance of meditation and how it helps to lead a healthy life. He also gave tips on how to meditate. Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, proposed the vote of thanks and conveyed her gratitude to Spic Macay for providing this opportunity and a wonderful platform to the TIHS fraternity



Saransh- The culmination of activities.

At TIHS, extra curricular activities are given a lot of importance. We conducted classes online during the summer break to keep the children busy, active and creative. The school organised a grand finale 'Saransh' on June 17-18, 2020 with the underlying theme of integrating the art forms with 21st century skills in education to promote art forms as the primary pathway of learning. The principal of the school, Ms. Archana Narain also addressed and motivated the parents and the students. She encouraged the students to use their resilience in order to bring about a positive change. It was a unique event showcasing the talents of our budding Rockstars with dance and musical renditions. Students' art works were also showcased into spectacular presentations.



CEDx Talk Show , Creative Society of Happy People…..

Mr. Priyadarshni Nayak, Founder and CEO of GTE India participated in a Talk Show with Ms. Archana Narain.  When Mr. Nayak asked Ms. Narain what makes the society happy, she replied, that society will be happy when all  the members of the society will be contented.  The lockdown has brought about a lot of generosity which was hidden within.  Several NGOs and common people went out of their way to perform acts of charity.  They also realized the importance of thrift and appreciated people who helped us. When quizzed about the importance of  Value Education, she said it is essential as it reinforces core values which are generally forgotten. These values have to be taught and re-enforced in school, so that our children turn out to be humane and carry a sound character, which has roots in our tradition.  She said that with parents becoming busy with their own jobs and the society becoming nuclear family oriented the onus of imparting value education is now on the schools. While talking about the importance of AI she stressed that any new innovation in the field of education is always welcome. Change is the essence of progress.   AI has brought in a 4th revolution and is going to bring  about more transformation in education. Therefore, school has  adopted  AI  in order to train and equip our students to be  prepared for the future. Mr. Nayak wanted to know how her school is preparing itself to receive students after the lockdown was lifted.  Ms. Narain said that the school was following all the guidelines and directives of the Ministry of Health and CBSE. The school is in talks with the vendors to ensure maximum protection of the children. Most importantly she said she would invite parents to also participate in this preparation process so that they can satisfy themselves that their children would be safe in the school. Mr. Nayak appreciated Ms. Narain’s, vision and her efforts as an educator and as a Head of the Institute.



Webinar Session on “Let This Parent-Child Bond Grow From Strength to Strength”.

Ms. Archana Narain  Principal along with Ms.Geeta Hiteshi, Psychologist and CBSE Trainer  conducted a Webinar Session for the  parents of the school on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The topic of the Webinar was “Let This Parent-Child Bond Grow From Strength to Strength”. The Head Mistress, Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti, welcomed the resource person along with the Principal, Ms. Archana Narain and introduced the topic to the audience. The resource person said that it is very important to keep children constructively busy and strengthen the parent-child bond during the lockdown.  Principal, Ms. Narain, said  that   parents are role models and need to put on their  best behavior at all times. They must exhibit the kind of behavior they want their children to emulate. She advised them  to involve kids in house chores and  spend quality time with them. Ms. Hiteshi  also advised the parents not to always snub them, to hear them out and play with them. She suggested that children must have some personal time to chat with their friends. She further added that  it is imperative to set a daily routine and follow it every day. She encouraged the parents to set achievable goals like reading together, having good screen time, having meals together etc. She urged the parents to  practise deep breathing exercises with their children as it will boost their concentration and enhance their focus. Virtual tours of museums and zoos can also be taken up.  The informative session concluded with a Vote of thanks  proposed by HM , Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti.



Webinar Session on the topic-“Mental Health and Well Being- Helping Parents Cope With Challenges”.

Ms. Archana Narain along with Ms Geeta Hiteshi, Psychologist and CBSE Trainer conducted a webinar for the parents of the school on Saturday, June 5, 2020 on the topic -“Mental Health and Well Being- Helping Parents Cope With Challenges”. Ms. Meghna Dungrakoti, Head Mistress welcomed the resource person and the school Principal. The parents who were present in a large number put forward a lot of queries. The points that were discussed related to opening of the schools post lockdown, the time table etc. Ms. Geeta Hiteshi, advised them that nurturing the children is of utmost importance and they should balance their time between the children and the house chores well. The parents were also advised to make the children involve themselves in all learning activities and also to let them think and take their own decisions. Another point of discussion was on developing the linguistic skills, thinking skills and eye hand co-ordination of the children. The resource person warned parents that they should avoid the tantrums thrown by the children, who are at present, restless and agitated on account of compulsive lockdown. Several queries regarding child behavior were also addressed by the Principal. The parents appreciated Ms. Archana Narain, Principal and Ms. Geeta Hiteshi, the resource person for having taken this initiative and requested for more such webinars . The Head Mistress, Ms Meghna concluded the program with a Vote of Thanks



Heightians Observed World Environment Day.

World Environment Day was observed by the students of TIHS who participated from the confines of their homes. The World Environment Day was designated in 1972 by the United Nations to promote environmental awareness among the people and to save the planet earth.  The theme for this year is ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’. The student participated in the variety of activities like planting samplings, making posters, best out of waste articles, and paper /jute bags.  They took a pledge to protect the environment, conserve and preserve natural resources, and to plant more trees. In her message to students, Ms. Madhu Gupta, Chairperson said that Mother Nature is a gift from God, she nurtures and nourishes us and it is our prime duty to protect her.  Principal, Ms. Archana Narain also encouraged the students by calling them the architect of the future world and said that  the onus of protecting Mother Earth lies on their shoulder. She urged them to protect and save Mother Earth so they we can hand over the greener and healthier planet to the future generation. She reiterated that we should all conserve energy and use natural resources judiciously. TIHS threw a "Nurture The Nature challenge wherein the students were asked to show their love for nature and environment by sending pictures expressing the ways in which they have been  trying to conserve and preserve Mother Earth."Let us Nurture Nature so that we can have a better future".



Webinar session on the topic- Are Extra-Curricular Activities Really Extra

The burning issue with all academicians today, whether extra-curricular activities should be integrated with the regular academic curriculum and given due weightage.  In this regard, Rocksports organized a Webinar Session on June 3, 2020 on the Topic, ”Are Extra -Curricular Activities Really  Extra”. Our Principal, Ms. Archana Narain moderated the session where 7 other lead panellists, all eminent educationists in their own right, participated in the discussion. The panellists were Mr. Balasubramanian Murali, Principal Delhi Public School,  Yamunanagar, Ms. Fatima Agarkar, Founder, ACE Sports Edu Mumbai, Ms. Gurleen Kaur, Principal, Ragendra Swarup Public School, Agra, Dr. N.K. Dutta, Founder and Principal Miles Bronsone Residential  School ,Guwahati, Ms. Nidhi Bansal, Vice Chairperson, Pacific world School Greater Noida West, Mr. Rishi Chauhan, Director Jiva Public School Fridabad and  Ms. Seema Awasthi, Principal De Indian Public School, Rohini.  Ms. Narain led the discussion with her views on the topic, wherein she talked about researches conducted in this regard, which revealed that extra-curricular activities only benefit academic progress. She also quoted the examples of eminent physicists, Raja Ramana and Albert Einstein, both of whom, were brilliant musicians and  also experts in their own fields.  All the panellists expressed their views on the topic concurring with Ms. Narain’s views on the topic.  Some important issues raised were on how suicidal tendencies among students could be brought down with extra-curricular activities.  They also suggested that the head, hand and heart went together in promoting good health, good academic performance and holistic development of the children. A poll, which was conducted periodically with the viewers also showed  100% agreement that extra -curricular activities should be integrated  with academics and due weightage   be given to it.  Ms. Narain concluded the session by rounding up the points raised. Her final verdict was 'Fit is the new rich'.



Virtual Class Party Held

Students of classes Little Steps to IX enjoyed the last working day with a surprise party after their virtual classes on May 20, 2020. The atmosphere at the virtual class was full of excitement and festivity as the children enjoyed the virtual class party along with their teachers.  Dressed in trendy party outfits, they enjoyed food of their choice, talked with their friends, and played variety of games. Students also enjoyed virtual tours to Disney Land and Eiffel Tower. This was an initiative taken by the school to make the last working day before summer vacation more fun oriented and memorable for the students.



Best Out of Waste Masterpiece Competition

Mother’s Day which fell on May 10, 2020 was celebrated at TIHS through an online competition to bring out the talent of our Kindergarten students mummies. The competition -‘Best Out of Waste Masterpieces’ was organized where the mothers had to use waste material and create exceptional masterpieces. They then posted pictures of their creation along with the Mother-Child Team. It was a wonderful experience and enriching to see extraordinary skills of these young mothers. The team work was also adorable.



TIHS Conducted Virtual MUN 2020

The students from classes VII to X participated in Model United Nations which was held virtually on May 17, 2020.  The agenda for the discussion was promoting awareness on ‘Pandemic Corona Virus and its Vaccination Program’. MUN is an educational stimulation in which students are trained in international diplomacy, cross country relationship, and in the working of the United Nations. The efforts of the students on this virtual platform revealed the in-depth research work that they had done on the topic. Their debating skills was note worthy. The participants exhibited tremendous critical thinking and their team work was laudable.  It was a great learning experience to watch these students handling technical issues with expertise and their presence of mind combined with the technical skills and knowledge of the digital etiquette is indeed commendable.



Blue Colour Day Celebrations

The tiny tots of Little Steps celebrated Blue Colour Day virtually through the online class on Thursday, May 14, 2020. They were excited as they had dressed up in different shades of blue carrying a blue coloured object. The teachers had decorated their virtual classrooms and were also clad in blue attire Children were introduced to colour blue with the variety of activities ranging from magic game, blue colour song and dancing on rhymes which reiterated the significance of the colour. The Headmistress, Ms. Meghna also joined in the celebration, adorned in blue clothes. It was a visual treat to watch our little munchkins enjoying, learning, and developing their cognitive and visual skills in a fun way.



Webinar session on Turn Garbage into Gold during lockdown

TIHS educators attended a Webinar organized by Team Adventure on the topic- ‘Turn Garbage into Gold during lockdown’ on May 8, 2020. The Resource Person, M. Hussain discussed at length on the Impact of waste on environment. He shared Composting and how we can do it at home.He advised that waste segregation is a must as Wet waste, Dry waste and trash. He suggested that earthen pots or plastic containers can be used for general composting. He apprised the attendees that almost 60% waste produced at home is organic waste. He suggested that Green organic waste ( Nitrogen) and brown organic waste ( Carbon) can be used for composting which is easy and beneficial and can be prepared in just 30 days and provide ample amount of Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to plants. The session concluded with a Pledge to maintain cleanliness post lockdown.



Online Parent-Teacher Meeting regarding Mental Health & Cyber Safety Issues

There is a total shut down of schools and education in all institutions on account of the covid-19 pandemic. Although, online classes are being conducted on a regular basis to cover up academic syllabi, the authorities and educators are deeply concerned about the effect this could possibly have on the mental health of children confined to their homes. Several circulars and advisory material have been regularly dispatched to all academic institutions to attend to the mental wellbeing of students especially teenagers. Teenage is a sensitive age and utmost care must be taken of not just their physical and academic needs, but also their emotional and mental wellbeing. The Principal, Ms. Archana Narain held an online meeting with parents of classes IX –XII on May 6, 2020 to address these issues.  While discussing several related topics the Principal also touched upon cyber safety rules so that students become responsible citizens and use the media and internet safely and securely. The Principal advised the parents to screen what their wards see and send through their mobile phones via social media like Facebook, Instagram etc. She urged parents to be good friends with their children and have an open mind. This will encourage their wards to discuss all issues with them. The aim of the meeting was to help parents to guide their children to respect members of all genders in the society. She encouraged parents to discuss gender and sex related matters with their teenage children. This is an age when they are inquisitive and are experimenting with sexuality. Parents’ guidance and monitoring at this point is of utmost importance. The Principal further added that at this age, children do not realize the consequences of their actions and words. Hence, parental control is solicited. It is imperative to take care of the mental health of the students to help them grow into better citizens of tomorrow. She asked parents to advise their children to give a screen name and to caution them about befriending unknown and large number of friends through apps. on their social media. This was followed by a Question & Answer session between the Parents and the Principal. The Principal addressed all the questions and comforted the parents.

 



Career Counseling Session held at TIHS

The school organized yet another Webinar on ‘Career Education Guidance’ for the students of class XII in association with EDUCATIONALIZE on Monday April 4,2020.The Resource Person for the session was Mr. Diwakar Shukla who apprised the students about the career opportunities in Creative and Liberal Arts and other New Age Disciplinary Courses available. He shed light on considering points before selecting the University in India or Abroad. He also discussed at length about the classroom teaching Vs Virtual Teaching-Pros/Cons. Several questions were put forward during the Q&A session which was answered to their satisfaction. The session was indeed very informative



Labour Day

“All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, and hence should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

To salute the painstaking efforts of the labour force and to express gratitude to the people whose labour makes our lives better, Heightians celebrated International worker’s Day on May 1, 2020 in the confinement to their homes due to the lockdown on account of COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors, Nurses, Support Staff at the hospitals, Educators, Police Force, Janitors and Sanitary workers are working tirelessly to ensure that we all remain safe in our homes. Labour Day is a reminder for us that they are the real architects of our society because they are working on the frontline during this trying time. Students of Kindergarten and Primary wing were briefed about the Labour Day and its importance through a Power Point presentation. The children expressed their gratitude to these unsung heroes by giving self made masks, dry ration, making posters and cards for them. Students also shared their photographs dressed as vegetable vendors, Nurses, Teachers, Doctors, Security Guards and farmers. It is overwhelming to see their act of thankfulness.



Orientation Program Held for Class XI

The new batch of class XI students was introduced through an online Orientation Program held on April 29,2020. The new batch of students were apprised of the rules and regulations, promotion policy, guidelines to fee submission, transport rules and examination pattern etc. The Principal, Ms. Archana Narain who moderated the online program welcomed the new batch of students. She motivated them to manage their time well and to follow a regular study pattern. The school is shut on account of COVID-19 but, she reassured them that academics will not take a back seat. The online classes will be held regularly to keep the students productively busy. She reiterated that every student must take these online classes seriously so that they are better prepared to face the situation when the school reopens. She wished them all the very best for the forthcoming two years which are crucial from their academic and
career point of view.



Virtual Birthday Celebration

Birthday parties are special. Not only do they mark the passing of another fabulous trip around the sun, but they're also one of the best ways to gather your friends and family for all the festive desserts, whimsical decor our heart desires.But, this year it is different. Amid our new normal of social distancing, get-togethers both small and large have been called off. But we at The Indian Heights School, made sure that no birthday of our tiny tot passes without celebration, therefore a virtual birthday Party was conducted in Little Steps Wing, to mark the celebration with friends and facilitators .With the endeavour of the school to conduct online classes, 29th April,2020 was not an ordinary day for students of Step I Cherries ,we began our day by celebrating a student's virtual birthday with full enthusiasm; cake was cut, candles were blown,wishes were made. The headmistress of the school Ms. Meghna also joined in the celebration and congratulated the  parents and appreciated the efforts of the teachers in planning the surprise.



Online Parent-Teacher Meeting held at TIHS

The online PTM held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 was very gratifying to see the enthusiastic participation of the parents. We are grateful to the parents, who had set all their chores aside to adhere to the time slot allotted to them.  The teachers addressed the queries put forward by the parents, patiently and satisfactorily. Today’s PTM put all our apprehensions to rest which was on account of the total lockdown. This, further goes to prove that, ‘where there is a will, there is a way’.



Career Counseling Session held at TIHS

TIHS is making all efforts to ensure that the students do not miss out any academic activities during the lockdown period. The facilitators are trying to provide resources to make learning more meaningful and get the students ready for the future. The school organized a Webinar session in association with Brainwonders on April 24, 2020 for students of classes IX to XII.
Ms. Vandana Shukla, a Sr. Counsellor from Brainwonders, discussed in detail about the Subject Selection, Career Prospects, Parent Child Relationship, Stress Management and Effective Study Methods with the students. This session lasted for one hour. The students were able to utilize this platform as a guide to their future career choices and prospects. Several questions were put forward during the Q&A session which were answered to their satisfaction. The session was indeed very informative.



Online Classes Through Microsoft Teams

A New beginning often paves way to new vistas.

The lockdown on account of the COVID-19 spread has brought the classrooms to your homes. To continue a hasselfree flow of education, the school has once again proved that it strives for the best , to be the best. TIHS has now joined hands with Microsoft Corporations and started online classes through Microsoft Teams which is a safer portal, through which your ward can enjoy the classes uninterrupted.

Stay indoors. Stay safe.



Wear a Mask…Prevention is better than cure

# The Mask Warriors of TIHS

Govt. of India has made it mandatory to wear mask. Since the use of homemade mask is a barrier against Coronavirus, the Heightians have turned out to be the Mask Warriors to fight Covid-19. Our students are making homemade masks not only for themselves or for their family but also for its distribution among masses. This effort on their part is highly commendable as their contribution will go a long way in fighting the virus.



Yoga Activity

#Special Strokes#engaging in meaningful activities@TIHS

Yoga is the most effective means of keeping you physically and mentally fit. With this aim in mind, the school has made efforts to send this video so that our students can benefit from it while in their homes during this time of lockdown. The students have been welcoming and supporting this effort by following instructions and posting pictures of their own self doing yoga.



Activities dispatched during school shutdown on account of Covid-19

#Special Strokes#engaging in meaningful activities@TIHS

The School took the initiative of keeping the students engaged during the lockdown period. Several activities were devised which could be carried out by the students with little or no help from their parents. These are enjoyable activities which are keeping them tuned creatively, mentally and physically.

Mahavir Jayanti Celebration

Students watched a video on  Lord Mahavira to understand about the great sage, his life, preachings, and journey to salvation. The link is as follows: https://youtu.be/xw4Bz5HUmac

On the eve of Mahavir Jayanti students watched a video on Lord Mahavira and understood about his life.



Activities dispatched during school shutdown on account of Covid-19

#Special Strokes#engaging in meaningful activities@TIHS

The School took the initiative of keeping the students engaged during the lockdown period. Several activities were devised which could be carried out by the students with little or no help from their parents. These are enjoyable activities which are keeping them tuned creatively, mentally and physically.

Little Chefs
Our students displayed their culinary skills while preparing mouth watering dishes.



Activities dispatched during school shutdown on account of Covid-19

#Special Strokes#engaging in meaningful activities@TIHS

The School took the initiative of keeping the students engaged during the lockdown period. Several activities were devised which could be carried out by the students with little or no help from their parents. These are enjoyable activities which are keeping them tuned creatively, mentally and physically.

Painting –‘Save Environment’ & COVID-19.
Students marked their expressions in the form of beautiful paintings on the theme ‘Save Environment’ COVID-19 &. It is heartening to see the creative strokes of our students.



Online Classes

The schools have been shut on account of Covid-19 disease which has become pandemic. In this scenario we cannot let learning take a back seat. The Educators at TIHS have, with the aid of technology are conducting online classes right from Kindergarten to class XII. It is heartening to note that students have welcomed this move and are benefiting from these classes from within the confines of their homes. Parents are very appreciative of this endeavour and effort on the part of the school. This initiative has ensured that students are kept engaged and informed. They are in touch with their lessons. The students eagerly wait for their teachers every morning.