Shishyans Go Organic
The students of the Shishukunj International School plunged headlong into the Science British Council Project titled ‘ Go Organic - It’s the New Way to Go!
As part of this project the students researched the organic farming techniques in UK, USA, New Zealand and India . Extensive research led to wonderful Project Reports which were displayed and evaluated by the educators and experts.
The students also visited Jaivik Setu- the one stop organic destination in Indore to get firsthand knowledge of the techniques used in organic farming and learn about the different products being grown by them organically.
On the home turf, there was much excitement as students grew seven different varieties of vegetables organically in the school garden. The seeds sprouted, the small beds soon grew lush green and within a few months they were ready to be harvested. Plays, posters and guest lectures made sure that Going Organic truly became a way of life for Shishyans!
Shishyans also collaborated with schools in other parts of the world and shared their research and ideas on organic farming.
The project has gone a long way in making the students aware of the benefits of eating food which is grown organically and is free of chemicals. It has renewed their interest in the compost pit in which they now themselves put the school kitchen waste regularly. Plans are also underway to set up a bio gas plant in the school.
Through the multiple activities done as part of this British Council Project , the seeds of ‘going organic’ have been sown in Shishukunj , it will be in no time that these seeds will grow into big trees…….. meaning a big movement!
January 26, 2017 :- Republic Day Celebrations
The 68th Republic Day of our country was celebrated with great enthusiasm in a short yet impressive function at The Shishukunj International School.
The ceremony began as the tricolor was hoisted by the Guest for the occasion Mr. Indrapal Yadav, a humble and hardworking worker of the school. This was followed by the singing of the National Anthem and administering of the pledge by the Students Council. A wave of patriotism filled the air as everyone enjoyed a famous Rajasthani patriotic song which followed . Thereafter, the choir brilliantly sang the original composition of the National Anthem comprising of five-stanzas. The meaning of each stanza was very clearly explained, much to the delight of the audience.
Soon after Jay Joshi of Class X reminded everyone of their responsibilities and duties towards the nation through his well articulated and inspiring speech. Certificates were awarded to 38 meritorious students who scored 10 CGPA in Class X in 2015-16 and also to the participants of Bal Vigyan in various subjects.
Kalam House was awarded the trophy for the House with the Best Performance during the academic session 2016-17. The trophy for the House with the highest attendance on 26 January 2017 was also bagged by them. A beautiful dance performance concluded the Republic Day Celebrations in school.
December 17, 2016 :- ANUGOONJ 2016
The cultural extavaganza of the senior school –Anugoonj 2016 was held on Saturday 17 Dec 2016. Over 700 students of the senior school participated in a variety of programes to present before the parents an evening of dance, drama and music.
The evening began with an orchestra performance which aimed to celebrate the bond between the human soul and music. The young musicians of Shishukunj played the Rag Kirvani and the Pirates of Caribbean theme in an enthralling performance that captivated the mysticism of nature.
This was a jugalbandi of Bharatnattayam and Katthak called Tal-taringini that sought to evoke God’s blessings by offering an unflinching devotion towards the Almighty.
I Am Possible - English Play
Walt Disney was told that he lacked imagination! Amitabh Bachchan was dismissed because he did not have a baritone. Ralph Lorren, Oprah Winfrey and many others were told otherwise before they made it to pinnacle. They accomplished the impossible for they believed and knew that they could. That one should believe in oneself and unleash the potential within and accomplish what one intends to was the theme of the junior English play: ‘I Am Possible’
Although we are the largest secular democracy, historians and analysts across the world thought that we would never be able to sustain ourselves as one sovereign nation and split miserably. We not only withstood abject criticism but also showed that we have a strong divine heart that compassionately understands, accepts and respects a fine balance of the variety that we are. In the great amphitheatre of the world we stand as the symbol of natural beauty, unparalleled secularism and absolute and undifferentiated consciousness. Samvet Gaan Tu Zaria hai, Mai Zaria Hoon brought out this flavour of India.
Gadar Ki Chingariyaan
The effulgent flames of Gadar ki Chingaariya ignited the spirit to patriotism. This performance directed by Mr. Raghaw brought forth the latent and unheard-of strong feminine protests against the oppression of the freedom necessary to be.
Western Dance –Theme Corporate World
The dance infused with elements of jazz and hip hop, aimed at conveying the message of how employees of the corporate world mortgage their souls to cut throat competition and long for liberation from the same. It emphasised that engagement in a competition is like involving one’s self in a pointless strife that makes one deviate from the real purpose of human life which is the pursuit of self-discovery.
The Eternal Shakespeare
William Shakespeare, with his uncanny understanding of basic human nature, figured out almost all the possible plots and stories that were, that are and that ever will be . The English Play The Eternal Shakespeare showcased the timeless relevance of the Genius. It drew a parallel between power-politics in the past and the present.
Indian Folk Dance
When beautiful and fragrant flowers of Mahua carpet the earth and an intoxicating perfume fills the air, the farmer men and women dance and careen in joy since words fall short to describe the delight. The folk dance was truly the divine dance of bliss with Mahua falling all about and around.
Isn’t an empty mind the devil’s workshop? Marz - a Hindi satire portrays the same in a hypochondriac who finds a morbid solace in ill-health and at the same time wanting desperately to be in the pink of health. The play not only celebrated the hollow contrast of the hypochondriac but also cherished a subtle humour in seriously conducted and taken formalities in Indian socio-cultural background.
This country-style western dance was a classical fusion of the Spanish fiery Flamenco and USA’s soulful ballet. These two styles flamboyantly expressed a loud and clear credo of their culture and an equanimous blend of activity in peace and discipline in harmony.
Emperor Aurangzeb did not identify with the oneness of the concept of religions in India and hence could not appreciate Sufi Qawwali wherein Persian mouqqams met Indian ragas to sing a blend of rubaiyans, dohas and chowpais, in the praise of the Lord. The art lost its essence and relevance with time. Shishyans celebrated its resurrection and through it highlighted the way with which learning takes place in the campus.
November 13, 2016:- Utsav
It was an evening of fun and frolic for Shishyans as teachers of the Senior school got together to organize Utsav 2016 – the Annual Fun Fair to celebrate Childrens’ Day in the school. The school ground was transformed into a games and eating zone of which Shishyans just could not have enough!
The game stalls were a huge draw with games ranging from Aim and Shoot, Lucky Dip, Crack the Pot, Football , Basketball, etc. Food was varied and abundant – from Paani Puris , Rolls, Pastries, Puffs, Ice Cream, chocolates, etc.
All Shisyans enjoyed the Fun Fair immensely- the Dance Mania towards the end was truly the icing on the cake.
November 10, 2016:- Bal Vigyan 2016
Shishyans have , once again, excelled in the Bal Vigyan Competition
Bal Vigyan is a prestigious Annual Competition in which all the CBSE schools of the city present projects on various subjects.
The results were as follows:
# Commerce, Mathematics, Computer Science and Biology were adjudged among the Best Three Projects
# Chemistry and Social Science were awarded for the Best Presentation
Our Heartiest Congratulations to all Shishyans and educators for their hard work and commitment. Our thanks to all the parents for their constant support and encouragement.
October, 2016 :-Shishukunj Hosts Students from Bhuj
The students were given the opportunity to attend regular classes as well as participate in various sports and co curricular activities. Sightseeing and excursions to places near Indore were arranged for them. Visits to Mandu, Maheshwar and Ujjain were enjoyed by the students as well as the teachers.
October 28, 2016:- Fourth Alumni Meet
It was time once again for the Alumni of the school to get together on 28 October 2016. Approximately 150 Alumni of the school participated in this meet which was a great platform to meet the teachers. The meet was marked with smiles and a spirit of bonhomie and the students just could not have enough of their favourite foods prepared very specially for them by the school. Many took the opportunity to visit their old classrooms and also visit the libraries and the labs. Anything to refresh memories of the good old times spent at Shishukunj !
September 28, 2016:- Outdoor Learning Camp
Out there in the wild…………a report on the Adventure trip of Class XII
Mansi Ranka – Class XII
Tanned arms and happy smiles! Twelfth standard students returned with a basket of memories from their four-day tour to camp Junga in Himachal Pradesh. The school collaborated with Youreka Outdoor Learning to craft a program for the students which combined adventure and learning.
The students stayed in tents at the camp, surrounded by pine forest trails in the scenic Shimla valley. They were divided into four groups and engaged in numerous adventure activities. Rappelling down a rock face, stretching and balancing themselves on the rope courses, hiking in the woods with huge rucksacks, navigating their way to the camping site, pitching their own tents, cooking dinner on chulhas….these are just a few of the fun and challenging activities that they did. This not only gave them new perspectives on their lives, but also a chance to explore new sides of their personalities. Living afar from technology, amidst nature, taught them to look at the splendid world beyond electronic gadgets - it was detoxifying, really. Away from the comforts of their homes, they learnt a minimalistic way of living. It did take them some time to adjust and feel comfortable, but it was a good thing as it helped them discover more about themselves as well as each other. It was an enriching experience for all, pushing themselves to new limits and out of their comfort zones, and most learning to be grateful and appreciate what they've been blessed with. They returned with refreshed souls, new friendships, and a bunch of hilly chants and stories!
September 05, 2016:- Teachers’ Day Celebrations
‘A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.’ Like every year, teacher’s day was celebrated with great zeal by way of a short but interesting show staged by the students of Class 12th. The students expressed their gratitude through a skit, followed by a heart-warming speech by the Vice Head Girl. The programme ended on a musical note and ‘left all teachers teary-eyed'.
In the evening, the management hosted a musical programme followed by dinner for all the teachers. A leading Music Group of the city enthralled the audience with their singing. Their selection of songs, with a mix of the past and the present, slow and fast, catered to all tastes and left the audience pining for more!
August 29, 2016:- Sports Awards
To mark the Rashtriya Khel Diwas, the award ceremony of the school Ojas was held on 29 August 2016. This ceremony awarded students of Classes VII and VIII for excellence in sports during the academic sessions 2014- 15 as well as 2015-16. It was a matter of great pride as students walked up on stage to receive certificates from the Directors and the Principal of the school. Students received certificates for excellence in cricket, football, basketball, swimming , table tennis, squash, badminton, etc.
This ceremony aimed not only to acknowledge and appreciate students for their brilliant performance in sports but also to motivate the other students to strive for excellence.
August 15, 2016:- Independence Day
Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the school. Patriotic speeches, poems , dances and songs marked the celebrations. The flag hoisting was followed by the Pledge ,which was proudly administered by the members of the Students' Council. The programme also included an Inter House Folk Song Competition . Awards were also given to the House with the highest attendance and to the classes which had the Best Displays on their Soft Boards. The Bhaiyas who are being taught English in school impressed everyone with their recitation of an English Poem on patriotism.
August 15, 2016:- Inter Class Display Board Decoration Competition
All classes did their best to decorate their class display boards on the theme of Independence. The boards were a riot of colour- the art work as well as the write ups was well appreciated by the judges.
The classes which had the best displays were as under:
- Class VI C
- Class VII F
- Class VIII D
- Class IX C
- Class X C
July 27, 2016:- Inter Class English Poetry Recitation Competition
All sections of Class VI enthusiastically participated in the Inter Class English Poetry Recitation Competition . The poems were selected from their prescribed book of poems ‘Enjoying Poetry’ . Shishyans infused life into the poems by reciting them with the correct voice modulation, expressions and of course , actions.
This competition gave every student of Class VI an opportunity to come up on stage and perform in front of the audience.
The results were as follows:
- First : Class VI C - Poem : From a Railway Carriage
- Second : Class VI A – Poem : Sick
- Third : Class VI G – Poem : Thomas Alva Edison
July 20, 2016:- OJAS 2016
OJAS - the award ceremony of the school was held on 19 and 20 July 2016. This ceremony awarded students for excellence in academics during the academic sessions 2014- 15 as well as 2015-16. It was a matter of great pride as students walked up on stage to receive certificates from the Directors of the school. Students who had 100 per cent attendance during the academic sessions were also awarded certificates.
The students and the faculty members were congratulated for the Class XII board results which were the best in the city . It was also declared with great pride that Education World has ranked Shishukunj on no. 45 among the top 100 schools in the country for academic excellence.
This ceremony aimed not only to acknowledge and appreciate students for their brilliant performance but also to motivate the other students to strive for excellence.
July 01, 2016:- Talk of Career Counseling
Well known Career Counsellor and Chartered Accountant Mr. Pankaj Kothari conducted an interactive session on Career Options and Choices for the students of Classes X, XI and XII.
Quoting relevant examples from day to day life, Mr. Kothari urged the students to choose their careers according to their interests, passion and skills and then be prepared to give it their all. With his rich experience as a Chartered Accountant, HR Head and a Director of a reputed Business school, Mr. Kothari could feel the pulse of the students and touched topics which normally are a major concern for them during these very crucial formative years.
June 10, 2016:- Himalayan Adventure- A Trek to Belani Glacier( 3765 mts.) May – June 2016
38 students along with 04 educators went on an exciting expedition to Belani Glacier at a height of 3765 mts. Accompanied by a team of trained and experienced trekkers , they found it a ‘once in a lifetime experience’. Roughing the weather, living in tents , trekking for hours even they felt tired and ready ‘to collapse’, surely made them rough and tough. Caring , sharing , learning to adjust and making do with whatever was available, were some of the life skills they learnt on this very exciting 10 day expedition.
April 01, 2016:- Jwala Self Defense Workshop
Self Defense is the best defense ! Keeping this in mind, the school organised a Self Defense Workshop for the girls of Class IX on 01 April 2016, in association with Jwala, an organization which empowers women to embrace their inner strength and live their lives with confidence, dignity and honor.
The workshop gave practical tips on how girls should protect themselves against unexpected attacks by strangers. A very interactive session led by Dr. Divya Gupta impressed upon girls to always be on guard and learn to live fearlessly , with confidence and dignity.?
While we always wish and pray for our students to be safe, we would like to equip them with skills to protect themselves , should the need arise.?
April 18, 2016:- English Literary Fest - A British Council Project
Students from Classes IX – XII gathered in the auditorium of The Shishukunj International School from April 18 to 20, 2016 for the first ever English Literary Fest. The fest, a part of the British Council Project , was put up by students of Class XI , with the help of their teachers.
Visitors were to enter the auditorium through a corridor, which showcased portraits of several great writers from the USA, Russia, Italy, India, Pakistan and the UK . Inside the auditorium, this theme was exhibited as displays at five kiosks. Each stall, representing a country, had posters of the country, its greatest writers and their best works of writing on display. Students stood at every stall to explain to visitors anything that interested them- specifics of the lives of the well admired writers, challenges and successes their writings faced, or inspirations for some of the most famous books written in our history. The light music and the slideshow of scenes from the various countries playing in the background almost transported one to a different realm. While moving between kiosks, one could also admire the creative props made by students adding further to making for a truly attractive show.
With eminent writers from around the world and their works, along with wondrous artwork on display, the English Literary Fest was a grand success - engaging, stimulating, inspiring, and leaving its visitors with fresh knowledge, changed opinions and new favorites.
April 22, 2016:- Senior Office Bearers 2016-2017
|Girls : Aarushi Tulsiyan (XI A)||Girls : Nitya Vyas (XI E)|
|Boys : Manasv Nandeshwar (XI E)||Boys : Abeer Shrivastav (XI E)|
|VICE - CAPTAINS||VICE - CAPTAINS|
|Girls : Bhawana Falodiya (X F)||Girls - Bhakti Badlani (X E)|
|Boys : Seshal Jain (X C)||Boys : Kartik Devpura (X C)|
|SPORTS - CAPTAINS||SPORTS - CAPTAINS|
|Girls : Gauri Ratnaparkhe (X D)||Girls : Oorja Rungta (X B)|
|Boys: Himanshu Lunia ( XI B)||Boys : Advait Page (X D)|
|Girls : Anushka Mimani (XI C)||Girls : Shravi Jain (XI A)|
|Boys : Nakul Goel (XI D)||Boys : Pranit Gupta (XI C)|
|VICE - CAPTAINS||VICE - CAPTAINS|
|Girls : Stuti Biyani (X F)||Girls : Mansi Choudhary (X A)|
|Boys : Parv Golwelkar (X D)||Boys : Om Agrawal (X C)|
|SPORTS - CAPTAINS||SPORTS - CAPTAINS|
|Girls : Nandini Pillai (XI C)||Girls : Anuskha Mehrotra (X G)|
|Boys : Karn Kunte (XI D)||Boys : Varun Maheshwari (X G)|
April 22, 2016:- Junior Office Bearers 2016-2017
|Girls : Vidhi Dev (VIII A)||Girls : Shubhi Mittal (VIII A)|
|Boys : Ishan Jain (VIII D)||Boys : Aditya Singh (VIII D)|
|VICE - CAPTAINS||VICE - CAPTAINS|
|Girls : Urvashi Dighe (VII C)||Girls : Sparsh Jain (VII C)|
|Boys : Pratyush Shrivastava (VII A)||Boys : Kalash Parmar (VII C)|
|SPORTS - CAPTAINS||SPORTS - CAPTAINS|
|Girls : Komudi Behani (VIII B)||Girls : Gargi Maheshwari (VIII A)|
|Boys : Aryan Khandelwal (VIII C)||Boys : Yash Patni (VIII D)|
|Girls : Hiya Aidasani (VIII B)||Girls : Nandini Deodia (VIII B)|
|Boys : Aditya Rathi (VIII E)||Boys : Samar Rajput (VIII C)|
|VICE - CAPTAINS||VICE - CAPTAINS|
|Girls : Pihu Jain (VII D)||Girls : Suhani Salgia (VII A)|
|Boys : Shabbir Alvi (VII E)||Boys : Arjun Shekhar (VII F)|
|SPORTS - CAPTAINS||SPORTS - CAPTAINS|
|Prachiti Suri (VIII D)||Girls : Rimjhim Khandelwal (VIII F)|
|PArth Jenawat (VIII B)||Boys : Swastik Gupta (VIII A)|
April 22, 2016:- Students Council 2016-2017
||Sonakshi Gupta XII A|
||Sudhanshu Jain XII C|
|Vice Head Girl
||Sanika Fegade XII A|
|Vice Head Boy
||Siddharth Lilani XII E|
||Janjavi Shah XII C|
|Neel Chatterjee XII B|
||Muskann Parmar XII C|
|Devang Dagra XII A|
|Student Editor||Pragya Bhagat XII C|
|Mansi Ranka XII C|
April 22, 2016:- INVESTITURE CEREMONY
Investiture Ceremony is a solemn occasion where the young student leaders are bestowed with the responsibility of leading the school. The investiture ceremony for the session 2016-17 was held on April 22, 2016 in the school auditorium. The chief Guests for the day were Mr. Pradeep Bhatia , Managing Director, MHALE and Mr. Mahendra Sethia, the director of the school . They were welcomed and honored by the school Principal Mrs. Lalita Singh and the ceremony formally commenced with the positioning of the school flag by the sports secretary for this session. The student council consisting of the Head Boy, Head Girl, Vice Head Boy, Vice Head Girl, Student Editors, Cultural Secretaries and sports Secretaries were introduced by the Vice Principal (Operations) Mrs. Vasundhara Ohri. They took the oath of office with a promise that they would carry out their duties with sincerity and dedication. They marched with pride and honor as they were formally vested with power and positions. Next, the senior office bearers of the four houses, ready to don the mantle of leadership were introduced by their respective housemistress. Subsequently, the junior office bearers were entrusted with their responsibilities.
After the young leaders took their pledges the chief guests congratulated the newly appointed student leaders and encouraged them to be focused in their goals and inculcate leadership qualities to become better human beings. The ceremony came to an end with the vote of thanks and the National Anthem.
January 30, 2016:-Farewell: Where Tears Met Happiness and New Hopes
Students of Class XI put together an evening of fun and entertainment for the outgoing batch of Class XII. Dances, songs, band …..they had it all. The evening was followed by dinner which included the ‘most favoured food items’ of the students.
January 25, 2016:-Graduation Ceremony
The Graduation Ceremony of the seventh batch of students to pass out of Class XII from the Shishukunj International School, Jhalaria, was held on January 25, 2016 at the school premises. The ceremony was graced by Hon'ble Justice Mr. M. N. Bhandari of the Rajasthan High Court and Mr. Ajay ShaktikumarSancheti - Member of Parliament (RajyaSabha).
In a customary procession, the 152 students and their teachers, decked in graduation gowns and caps, followed the army band from the Senior Wing of the school to the Junior School building. Students of Classes X and XI cheered them as they walked down the memory lane.
The students were welcomed by the Pre-primary and Primary teachers and on their behalf, Mrs. Namrata Ramkrishnan, Senior Vice Principal, exhorted the students to focus on their internal strength and overcome their problems through their own resilience.
Principal Dr. Mrs. Lalita Singh and Executive Director Mr. Dhirendra Davey, in their addresses reminded the students that as they move out into the world, they should always remember with gratitude the school, teachers and parents who have made significant contributions in moulding them into complete individuals.
Citations were read out for the graduating students and mementos were presented to them by the distinguished guests.
On behalf of the parent community, Mr. Pankaj Mittal and Mrs Anita Palod, expressed their admiration towards the school, the management and the teachers for their efforts in guiding the students and grooming them for myriad careers.
Head Girl Muskan Salgia and Head Boy, Raj Singh Parmar, in their speeches recalled their journey in school and how they were moulded into responsible individuals prepared to face a competitive world.
Honourable Justice Mr M N Bhandari motivated the students through his personal experiences. He told students that going against the stream may be difficult but following one’s passion will make all the difference.
Mr Ajay Sancheti in his message asked the students to live their dreams and not to give up until they’ve achieved what they aspire for.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. Vasundhara Ohri, Vice- Principal (Operations). The solemn ceremony ended with the National Anthem.
December 24, 2015:-Anugoonj 2015
Anugoonj 2015 was truly a showcase of the talent of the Shishyans. Over 650 Shishyans kept the audience enthralled by their enthusiastic performances which included dance, music and drama. The musical ensemble of more than a 100 instrumentalists in the melodious orchestra made the huge gathering tap their feet in sweet nostalgia. The junior English play Harry Potter which had the participation of over 90 Shishyans transported the audience into the world of wizards and magic. The senior English play “The Necklace ' based on the story written by Guy De Maupassant stressed the importance of living within ones means. The humourous Hindi play ‘ Mundan " and the historical 'Ashoka " were also enjoyed and appreciated by the audience. The colourful and graceful Indian dances as well as the synchronized western dances were a visual delight for all. The anchors played a major role in blending the various items into a harmonious whole.
The entire show was immensely enjoyed by the parents and they appreciated the efforts of all the Shishyans and educators .