A fun filled adventure camp was organized at Orsang Resort near Vadodara on 8th October,2017 for the students of Grade 3. The children had a variety of challenging and exciting activities. They did various adventurous activities like Zip Line, Flying Fox, Swing Jump, Burma Bridge, Hanging Zag, Rope Walk, Tyre Walk and Commando Net. These activities helped to strengthen teamwork and personal accomplishment. They had a thrilling experience of Night Trekking. The students were full of zeal and enthusiasm during the camp.
Children of Jr.KG visited the aquarium located in Kankaria, as part of their theme ‘In and Around Water’ and ‘Transport’ on Friday 06/10/2017. They saw a wide variety of fishes, turtles, water snakes etc. They also saw sea weeds and what a coral looks like, as the artificial ones are placed in the aquarium. This trip helped them make better connections with the theme. Children also enjoyed the toy train ride around the lake as a part of their ongoing theme ‘Transport’. They all had fun in the bus, singing rhymes and songs.
Children of Nursery and Sr.KG visited a farm ‘5 Acres of kindness ‘ located on the outskirts of the city, at Gyaspur, on Friday 06/10/201 7 as part of the theme in their curriculum-‘ Pet and farm’ and 5 Senses respectively. 5 Acres of Kindness is a wonderful initiative, under which, rescued animals of a wide variety, from Gujarat and neighbouring states, are housed at a 5 Acre farm. The rescue farm, is run by Animal HELP Foundation.
Inter House Hindi Declamation Competition for juniors and seniors was held on 6th October, 2017. Judges for the junior category (V-VII) were Ms. Rupali and Ms. Neeti Bhatt and for senior category (VIII-X) were Ms. Archana and Ms. Sheeba. There were 8 participants in each category. The winners of the junior category are: 1st Divay Ramani of RT House, 2nd Krushy Acharya of JB House, 3rd Prisha Chanderia of CS House, 4th Aryan Patel of JB House.
Students of Class I- Mercury got an opportunity to showcase their class presentation on “Home is where the heart is”. Students demonstrated various skills like observation, communication, presentation through a skit and song. They displayed their understanding about the importance of a house and the components that make a house a home.
Class ll Narmada got an opportunity to showcase their class presentation on ‘A Chance to silence’. Students demonstrated various skills like observation, communication, spatial awareness, presentation through a skit focusing on importance of silence in our busy life. Through this presentation they were able to convey the benefits of silence. Silence calms our body down and bring our mind back into the present again. It also helps to release stress and pressure of work. It teaches us to notice nature.
The Annual Garba of JGIS was held on 23rd October 2017. The event began with offering prayers to the Diety and performing Aarti by our Honourable chairman Shri John Gee Vergheese and Executive Director Mr. M. P. Chandran. Col. Rahul Sharma, Director ASIA Charitable Trust, other trustees too graced the occasion. The event saw various performances by students and staff members, giving various glimpses of traditional as well as modern form of garba.
Self-defence has become an important tool for one’s protection. It is time that each women becomes vigilant and totally aware of the surroundings. Realising the need of the hour JG International School took the initiative of organizing a training in self-defence for girls of classes IX to XII. The session was conducted by Mr Dipesh, third dan, a karate expert and his team.
An interactive session on “ Be safe – stay safe ” was conducted for classes V to XII in various sessions with an objective to make children aware about basic skills to prevent and overcome unsafe situations. A session on “ Good touch and bad touch ” was conducted for classes I to IV to give them an insight on the topic and to guide them that children should share such concerns with their parents.
Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love. To show the love and respect towards the grandparents, The Pre Primary celebrated Gandparents’ Day on 19/09/2017 in the school auditorium. Children welcomed the grandparents with tikka on their forehead and performed their aarti. Principal Ma’am Ms. Kavita Sharma welcomed them. Urva of Sr. KG also welcomed the grandparents on behalf of all the children. A few children of Jr. KG and Sr.
“INDIVIDUALLY WE ARE ONE DROP BUT TOGETHER WE ARE AN OCEAN”. JG International School conducted different activities to promote team building and cooperation among students through games.
Field trips provide students the opportunity to take a break from their normal routine and experience more hands on learning. JGIS arranged Field trip to Axis Bank, Law Garden Branch, Ahmedabad., for classes - 10 IGCSE, 11 & 12 ISC, AS and A level, IBDP II on September 19, 2017. In total 77 students were accompanied by teachers – Ms. Neha Amin, Ms. Smita Singh, Ms. Sushma Vasu, Ms. Reena Nathani, Ms. Hetal Philip, Mr. Sabu Officials from Axis Bank made very nice arrangements.
A session on brain mapping was conducted by Mr. Mohit Mangal and Ms. Manisha Angre of Ique foundation for the teachers of grades V to XII on 16th September, 2017. It’s aim was to help the students to career/ stream selection of students after school based on their interest, aptitude and personality.
Inter House English Debate was scheduled on 15 September 2017. Two participants from each of the four houses participated. The participants are, Muskaan Ohri and Yuvraj Khosla (JB), Yashas Samtani and Vishnupriya (RT), Fenisha Shah and Dhruv Sachchade (CS), Hemant Sheshadri and Aayushi Patel (AS). The debate topic was “Democracy in India has more drawbacks then benefits”.
JGIS invited parents of grade I-IV for the event “ MOMS and DADS at School” on 12th Sep’ 2017 . The parents were given a traditional welcome by applying tilak followed by group song sung by the students. To make sure that the parents relive their childhood, various games were organized which they played and revived their school and college days. To encourage the bonding between parents and child, some spectacular collaborative classroom activities were conducted.