Cognitive Exchange Programme at SAI

The Cognitive Exchange Programme 2019 commenced on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at SAI International School. Registered students from Classes VI to IX participated in the programme.

Cognitive Exchange, Folsom, California aims to prepare the future citizens to develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills on topics that are more relevant for the present scenario and develop their leadership skills through speech and debate.

The program is run by the students in the United States of America, volunteering their time, starting with India. Topics are varied based on the current issues and contemporary relevance which are taken initially, thereby helping the future generations to grow up, sensitized to such aspects of life. The students will receive participation certificate at the end of the program.

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SAI TV Club Assembly

The Class IX and X Club Members of SAI TV made a Presentation during a Special Assembly on Friday, September 20, 2019. The Club President, Divyashis Mohanty conducted a live interview of Class XII student Apekshik Panigrahy, who is an achiever at the International level.

The Members also presented a brief about the activities of SAI TV as well as informed the students about the new Play List in the SAI International You Tube, ‘SAIoneers Creation’, which is created to showcase the talents of SAI students.

SAI TV is one of the most stimulating clubs that enables students to get an exposure on the basics of film making and television production. It focuses on enriching student’s knowledge on the 4 P’s of creating television programmes like Planning, Production, Programming and Publicity.

Through activities like panel discussion, anchoring, compering, interviews, studio discussions, outdoor recordings etc., students gain a hands-on experience on script writing, scouting, audio, video & lighting, use of camera, editing, studio production, digital cinematography as well as producing and directing. Furthermore, eminent National and International personalities have been interviewed in this studio, thereby giving the students a real time feel of working in a studio.

Microsoft Webinar at SAI

“It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders.” – Marion Ginapolis

A Microsoft Webinar was conducted for the students of Class XII on Friday, September 13, 2019. It was part of the Student Engagement Associate Programme, held on the topic ‘Game On! Using Minecraft EE’.

Minecraft is considered as one of the educational software that helps in enhancing the problem-solving, creativity, self-direction, collaboration, and other life skills of students. It also complements reading, writing, math, and even history learnings.

Minecraft Education Edition login is free for students. Teachers can also connect in a better way with the students through the software. It can be used in making creative PPTs during exhibitions, project display or creating small video games.

As part of Empowering Teacher Associate Programme, a second Microsoft Webinar was conducted for Teachers on the topic ‘Collaborate and co-create using office 365 tools’. These tools can fit into daily workflow, used in OneDrive cloud storage to access, edit, share and save files from any device, at any time.

Importance of Soil

“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil … There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.” – Charles E. Kellogg

Soil is a very important resource, essential for life. It is a medium for plants to grow, allows exchange of gas between land and air, provides habitat for most of the organisms on Earth, holds clean water, recycle nutrients and is used for constructing structures.

To understand the importance of soil, students of Class V collected different materials from the surrounding like twigs, pebbles, mud, sand etc and arranged it in layers like soil. They used waste plastic bottles as a container.

They connected themselves to the soil and explained, how soil is essential for life of plants, animals, humans and even micro organisms. They also explained that how soil acts as the filtration system for surface water.

The threat of Plastic

“Reducing and reusing take nothing more than a rethink on the way we shop and using our imagination with the things that we might once have considered junk.” – Sheherazade Goldsmith

Use of plastic in various forms have become a part of our daily life. Unfortunately, most of the people although are aware of its alarming threat to environment, are still not able to give up the use, mostly due to easy availability and convenience in using. Plastic is mostly non- biodegradable which converts into dumps and garbage causing huge damage to sanitary system, polluting oceans, emitting harmful chemicals, leading to creating imbalance in the eco-system.

To create awareness on the hazards of plastic pollution and encourage students to recycle plastic waste, Ms.Nadia Rasheed, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP, Shri Prabhjot Sodhi, Head Circular, Economy, UNDP and Shri Shubhro Saha, Marketing Head, Big Bazar visited SAI International School on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

They discussed the importance of implementing responsible usage and disposal of plastic waste in our daily lives with the students. Through informative videos they encouraged students to render their contribution in reducing their carbon foot print. The team also briefed on the Sustainable Development Goals and inspired students to take actions in their own communities.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Rasheed said that ‘Climate change is a really huge global challenge and its effects are more real with each generation’. She advised the students to take the lead in mitigating the challenges and work collaboratively towards a greener planet.

Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder, SAI International Education Group said that making the planet plastic free requires collaborative effort and added that each student has the potential to create a change in the society and this platform will give them an opportunity to become leaders of climate change.

At the end, students took the pledge ’Plastic Bharo; Recycle Karo’ and were encouraged to make optimal use of the four recycle bins. The programme is part of the unique initiative by BMC, UNDP and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages to put in place a sustainable plastic waste management system in the city.

SAI International School will be the first School in the State to launch a Recycle centre in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Centre for Cooperation and Rural Excellence (CORE). The programme will be implemented in three stages, creating awareness, implementation of recycle bins and later creating a recycling collection centre.

SAI International School featured in Britain Newspaper

The SAI Global Immersion Programme (GIP) to United Kingdom was conducted in June 2019, during which twelve students along with two Teacher Coordinators visited the Welton Primary School. Established in the year 1899, the school is set in the heart of the scenic Welton valley, providing education to students in the age group of four to eleven years.

The visiting team met the Head Teacher Mr. John Snell and were heartily welcomed by the students with a beautiful, melodious song. The SAIoneers presented the costumes of different states of India and made a presentation of their Mother land and on SAI International School as well as SAI International Residential School. They had a great time playing with the students in the sprawling playground of the school.

The SAI students also presented their project ‘Mind your Money’ to the students of Year 3 and 4. In the presentation, they answered questions about India and its currency. It was followed by a story telling session, where SAI students narrated stories about the toy tiger, Sher Khan.

The visit was featured in the newspaper Mid Somer Norton Bath.

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Microsoft Webinar

“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” – Daniel Bell

A Webinar on the topic ‘Voice your thoughts using Flip Grid & Teams’, was conducted by Microsoft for the students of Class XI on Friday, September 6, 2019. Students learnt how to use Microsoft flip grids to discuss on various topics. The grids are the meeting place for any classroom, any school, any department or any learning community.

Students got an understanding on how to add weekly reflections, share book talks, explore STEM principles as well as give mini-presentations. They were happy to know that they can design their own web page using flip grids, can pause and flip their camera while recording, add photos and videos, trim unlimited clips and edit video styles, text, add emoji, do the inking and also create impactful stories through this cool tool of Microsoft.

A Webinar was also conducted for the Computer teachers on the topic ‘Gamifying Classroom with Minecraft EE, Kahoot and more. Teacher learnt about Minecraft, a game-based learning platform with standards-aligned content across K12 subjects and special features designed for classroom use. Minecraft is a highly creative and flexible application that is well suited to classroom adoption. It helps in creating projects and new games building scenarios making it more interactive.

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Thank You Dear Teachers

I have always felt that the true text-book for the pupil is his teacher.” Mahatma Gandhi

September 5 is a special day for the teachers as well as the students around the world. It is a day to celebrate the Teachers world over. When the children say “Thank You Teachers”, it means the world to the them. Because its the teachers who carve the future of the country by being inspirations, critiques and mentors of the future leaders. SAI International School students celebrated the Teacher’s Day on September 5, 2019 with vivacity, exuberance, effervescence and a sparkle in their eyes to say a big THANK YOU to their teachers in the Indraprastha auditorium of the School.

The Cultural Program – The day started with a ceremonial welcome of the teachers with tilak-chandan and a devotional dance performance by the students. To make the teachers feel special students held a row of cultural shows and a drama, dedicated to them. To whole event was very interactive as the students held some short quizzes with the teachers.

Appreciating the love showered by the students the teachers too performed and offered a tribute to the Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan through their performances.

Words of Wisdom by the Founder

Founder, SAI International Education Group, Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo was overwhelmed by the various performances and while addressing the students he appealed to them to resolve into better beings and go beyond ‘I, Me and Myself’ and work towards building a better self, state and the nation along and spread happiness around.

While sharing his words with the teachers Dr. Sahoo emphasized upon the role of a teacher; to create a happy class and bring out the best in the child and help the child grow better in a positive and happy environment.

CBSE HUB of Learning

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has selected SAI International School as the Mentor School of five CBSE schools in its locality. The objective of the HUB is to create a school system that provides the most joyful, creative, exploratory and vibrant school experience and environment for its learners as well as provide the most fulfilling experience for its teachers. It aims to synergize schools to achieve educational equity in community.

HUB of Learning endeavours to make the CBSE schools future-ready by ensuring quality education, adoption of innovative pedagogies, experiential and active learning with a focus on skills, art and sports, capacity building of teachers for the holistic development of children. It attempts to identify the best practices of various schools and adapt or implement those in other schools.

This is an annual programme where in the Mentor school and the five identified mentee schools work together towards enhancing academic standards of the school through teacher exchange, sharing resources and collaborate to give more exposure to the students and teachers.

An introductory meeting was held in the School on Saturday, August 03,2019, where Principals of the member schools highly appreciated the initiative of the CBSE regarding formation of Hubs to enhance the quality of schools through collaboration. Several key points were discussed during the meeting.

The 2nd meeting of the HUB Schools was held in SAI International School which was attended by the five mentee schools. A vivid brain storming was done and a calendar of activities was drafted. The activities planned were exchange of teachers for peer teaching, sharing of question banks of different subjects which can be used for internal tests, students to attend events in the mentor school, teachers to attend workshops to orient about online courses, MOOCs and certification for continuous professional development, attending ATL lab classes etc. It was decided to organize some collaborative CSR activities during Peace day and International Day of Persons with Disability.

Microsoft Webinar for Students

“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.” – Dean Kamen

A Webinar on “Revisit Recap Revise using Forms” was conducted for the students of Class XI by Microsoft at Sushila Devi auditorium on Friday, August 30, 2019.

It threw light on how to create effective Microsoft Forms using a simple, lightweight app, which helps in generating forms related to surveys, quizzes, and polls. The easy to use app also helps in creating quizzes, collecting feedback from teachers and parents as well as planning class and staff activities.

The session was extremely useful for the students as they learnt how to generate practice Maths Quiz directly from the Maths Assistant, which consists different sets of problem. Students also got to know how to generate different forms embedded directly into OneNote which would be extremely beneficial in their academics.

SAI Football League 2019

“Players win games and teams win Championship.” – Anonymous

The 3rd edition of SAI Football League was conducted from July 15 to August 19, 2019. It was participated by students from SAI International School, SAI International Residential School and SAI International College of Commerce in two different categories.

In the Senior category, five teams participated. They are XI-Science Dazzlers, XI-Commerce Hunters, XII-Science Radiants, XII-Commerce Big Bullets and SICC-Galaxy. In the Junior category, four teams participated like SIRS-Movers, Class-IX Bloomers, Class-X Young Controllers and a team from Class VIII.

SFL 2019 was declared open by Senior Principal Shri Nilakantha Panigrahi on Monday, July 15, 2019, followed by a match between XI Science-Dazzlers and XI Commerce-Hunters. After a round of interesting and energetic matches, SFL 2019 finally concluded on Monday, August 19, 2019.

On the last day, two electrifying matches were played both at the Senior level and Junior level. In the Junior category finals, the Class X-Young Controllers and Class IX-Bloomers had an exciting match which was won by the former team by two goals.

The match between the SICC Galaxy and XII Commerce Big Bullets took a dramatic turn with a tie breaker. It ended with the SICCans winning the SFL by scoring a total of four goals against the two goals scored by the Big Bullets.  The SFL 2019 winners were Class X-Young Controllers (Junior) and SICC Galaxy (Senior).

Webinar

“No computer is ever going to ask a new question. It takes trained people to do that.” – Grace Hopper

A Webinar was held for the Computer Science students of Class XII on Friday, August 16, 2019. The topic was “Explore: The world is at your fingertips”. Career Counsellor Arnav Kapoor spoke about the importance of exploring the possible career options for Computer Science. He also spoke about connecting the knowledge acquired with the real world.

He discussed about job opportunities in Computer Science like Software Engineer, Software Tester, Project Manager, Application Developer, Software Developer.

Mr. Kapoor gave tips on preparation for Board examination as well as briefed the students about the various premier colleges on Basic Science including information on the type of entrance examination.

SAI International School win the Global Education Awards 2019

“If you’re going to be a winner in life, you have to constantly go beyond your best.”- Robert Kiyosaki

SAI International School won the highly prestigious ‘Emerging School of The Year Award’ in recognition to its contribution in transforming education delivery and bringing an enhancement in learning outcomes, hence making a profound impact on the present education system.

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The award was presented to Dr.Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder SAI International Education Group and Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Vice Chairperson, by Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur and Shri Sonam Wangchuk, Founder SECMOL and HIAL, at the Global Education Awards 2019, held at Udaipur on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

The Award recognises outstanding contributions made by individuals and organisations involved directly or indirectly in education through pioneering practices and use of innovation and technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Dr. Sahoo was also invited to deliver his talk at the Global Educators Fest held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Udaipur. He spoke on the topic, ‘Encouraging creativity in the classroom and making children lifelong learners’, which highlighted on how to create a student-centric creative learning classroom environment.

Others who spoke includes Shri Anand Kumar, Super 30, Shri Ratnesh Kumar Jha, Managing Director, South Asia-Cambridge University Press, Mr. Matthew Raggett, Headmaster Doon School, Mr. Sean Slade, Director, ASCD, USA. Around 500 educators from across the globe brainstormed for two days on creating life-long learners ready for 21st century.

Awards and Recognition is an honour to show peoples appreciation to one’s effort for bringing in transformation for the betterment of society.

Webinar – Office 365

“We’re changing the world with technology.” – Bill Gates

A webinar by Microsoft was held at SAI International School for the teachers and students on Friday, August 2, 2019. A session on “Whats new with Office 365”, was held for the students from Class IX and XI. It helps them to know about the latest technologies which can help them to improve their IT skills and later make it a career option.

A session was also held for the Computer teachers on the topic, “Leverage Microsoft 365 to communicate, collaborate, and improve productivity”.

The Webinar is part of the programme under MASP Suite (Microsoft Aspire School Program), to empower Teachers and Students. It aims to leverage the benefits of technology and enhance the teacher experience for their students.

SAIMUN 2019: Inspiring the Students of Tomorrow

“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”  – Mother Teresa

The Annual Model United Nations (MUN) Conference of SAI International School was conducted from July 25 to 27, 2019 in the school premises. SAI Model United Nations Conference (SAIMUN), considered as Eastern India’s largest MUN was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mr. Roderick D. Fraser AM, Chairman, Round Square and Guests of Honour Dr. Sumer Bahadur Singh, Trainer and Mentor, Global Dimensions as well as Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan. Around 650 delegates and 10 International delegates from 8 different countries are participating in the event.

Participants from countries like USA, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Canada, South Korea, France, Netherland and India including students from around 36 schools like Mumbai, Varanasi, Himachal Pradesh, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Raipur etc participated in the mega event.

The Inaugural session was attended by students of Shri Harsha Memorial School for Deaf, Bhubaneswar, who will also visit Kala Bhoomi along with the International delegates to witness the State’s art and craft under one roof and encourage inclusivity.

On Day 2, renowned Motivational Speaker, Ms. Sharon Prabhakar conducted an inspirational session for students on how to become the Best version of themselves.

The Valedictory Session of SAIMUN 2019 held at SAI International School on Saturday, July 27, 2019, was graced by Chief Guest Shri Samir Ranjan Dash, Hon’ble Minister, School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha and Guest of Honour Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, Government of Odisha.

Speaking to an assemblage of more than 650 students from 36 different schools across the globe, Shri Dash said that ‘this present congregation is a perfect training ground for nurturing young delegates and instilling the requisite knowledge and leadership qualities. He added that “International or National Conferences and workshops aiming to elevate the knowledge level of students are thoroughly appreciated” and advised the students to put into use the highly enriching and lifelong skilful learning accumulated during the three-day conference.

Dr.Sahoo shared with the students the significance of the theme of SAIMUN, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, through a wonderful real life story. He asked the young students to make optimal use of the learning and wished them a brighter future.

On the occasion, Hon’ble Minister, Shri Dash released the ‘SAI Tribune’, the newsletter of SAIMUN, which is prepared by the dynamic team of the International Press. The event culminated in the award ceremony where prizes and awards were given to outstanding participants from different committees.

This year, the students discussed, delved and deliberated on global issues in eight different committees including United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), United Nations General Assembly – Disarmament & International Security (UNGA-DISEC), United Nations Security Council (UNSC), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and The Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC).

SAIMUN is a duly accredited registered event of United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), under the aegis of the United Nations (UN). Initiated in the year 2013, the maiden event of SAIMUN was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik.

The event has been a changing platform for all the delegates to shape talent and leadership apart from fostering Global harmony and peace. It is held every year to build leadership skills; increase global literacy and expand critical thinking in a student by exposing them to the working of the United Nations.

Webinar for SAIoneers

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

A Webinar was conducted for the Class XI Science students on Friday, July 12, 2019. Shri Preet Batavia, the Resource person spoke to the aspiring Science students on the topic “Perfect roadmap to become a successful Engineer.” He gave the students a brief description on how to select the college and course as well as shared valuable tips on getting prepared for the entrance examination. He also spoke about the pros and cons of being an engineer, benefits of passing from private Indian Colleges, and the job aspects of being an Engineer etc.

In another Webinar hoisted on Saturday, July 13, 2019 for the students of Class XI Humanities stream, the students learnt about the various opportunities in Liberal Arts. Professor Sean Bala from O.P Jindal School of Arts spoke on the topic “Opportunities for Liberal Arts”. He briefed the students on how choosing the stream would help in improving their soft skill ability and give a deeper impetus to focus on service learning, field work and take up internship. He also briefed the young students on the best Indian Liberal Arts colleges. Liberal Arts Education is all about enhancing these skills such as creative thinking, problem solving, critical thinking and analytics and thinking out of the box.

Webinars are conducted for the students of SAI International School at regular intervals to widen their learning horizon on a gamut of areas and guide them on choosing the right course and colleges to pursue their higher education.

A walk through the Stars

The greatest achievement of man is crossing the boundaries of this Earth and landing in Space.

Greetings! I am Samriddhi Agrawal of Class X F, a student of SAI International School.

I am fortunate to have embarked on an exposure visit to ISRO this year along with 19 other participants. ISRO is one of the largest space agencies in the world. Its vision is to harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.

At ISRO I saw two kinds of satellites like Optical Wave Satellite and Micro Wave Satellite, which gives greater resolution and is compatible in all weather condition. The payloads I watched being made were designed and developed in a way which catered to the needs of that satellite perfectly. There I got to know that there are many kinds of rockets, satellites and spacecrafts, that are designed keeping in mind the challenges which can come across in space. I got to know about the increasing space traffic and the space graveyards that we have built.

I also got an opportunity to witness the massive ‘PLASIV’, which gave me the experience of real space photography carved out on a screen. The Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition and the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) at Ahmedabad helped us unravel many mysteries about space. I discovered that the Sun sings! At PRL, I got to know many more interesting facts and latest updates on the Sun, Moon, Stars and other Planets. The presentations gave me a clear insight about how we use our telescope with resolution to capture better images of the celestial bodies. It was wonderful to see the working behind Chandrayan.

The interaction with the Scientists really moved me. It was a dream come true for me. I went there with a plethora of questions to discover their answers and I came with plenty more! The humongous amount of appreciation that poured in from everyone filled my heart with deep joy. This made me realize that nothing is impossible. This gave wings to my imagination…I might be one of them in the future.

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Webinar at SAI

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

A Webinar on Career Path after Class XII was conducted for the students of Class XI Science in the Sushila Devi auditorium on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Consultant Educationist Shri Giridhar P Kini briefed the students on various courses available for Science students after Class XII. He guided the students on different streams a student can pursue apart from engineering and medical and about the various entrance exams and career opportunities.

SAI International School regularly conducts career guidance programmes to enable students to meticulously explore the various courses before pursing their future studies. These programmes greatly help the students in understanding the various opportunities that lay ahead and give them time to select the right course that align with their skill and interest.

Global Immersion Programme 2019 to United Kingdom

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The SAI Global Immersion Programme (GIP) to United Kingdom was conducted from June 8 to 18, 2019. Twelve students along with two Teacher Coordinators visited places like Gloucester, Bath, London and Oxford.

The team had a great learning experience interacting with students and teachers from Churchdown Village Infant School (CVIS), Chosen Hill School (CHS), Welton Primary School, Norton Hill School and Latymer Upper School. During the 10-day trip, the students indulged in various school activities, visited places of interest, explored local market, boat ride on river Thames, visited the famous Oxford University as well as got an insight about the local culture and tradition of the various places.

At CHS, the SAI students shadowed a student from the host school and attended various classes. They also showcased three different projects like, Beyond Curriculum, Teens have Wings and Climate Change and also briefed the CHS students about the climate change scenario of India as well as spoke about their respective schools.

At CVIS, the visiting students had a wonderful time interacting with the little students and going for a guided tour of the school. Later the team visited the Gloucester Quays, followed by a visit to the Gloucester Rugby ground which is one of the largest of its kind in the country and the supermarket “Asda”.

At Welton Primary School, the SAIoneers presented the costumes of different states of India and made a presentation of their Mother land and the SAI Schools. They also introduced Sher Khan, the Globe Trotter and shared his travel plan. They had a great time playing with the students in the beautiful school playground and presenting their project ‘Mind your Money’. In the presentation, they answered questions about India and its currency. It was followed by a story telling session, where SAI students narrated stories about Sher Khan.

At Norton Hill School, the SAIoneers shared a thought-provoking presentation on Climate Change and Global Warming along with sharing some common ways to address the issue. Later, they shadowed the students from the UK School, learnt about their schedules and got a guided tour of the school. The young team also conducted the project “Teen have Wings” for the Year 9 class, where students from both the schools shared some vital issues faced by young teenagers in India and UK. The students also conducted the project “Beyond Curriculum – collaborative poetry writing”, where they learnt about various kinds of poetry writing, including forms like haiku and acrostic poems. They also attended classes on Music, Language and Geography.

At Latymer Upper School, students from both schools shared about their school system and activities. Students from the British School gave an amazing school tour, which was a real learning experience for the SAI students. The students also had an enriching interactive session with the School Management team.

Apart from that, the students had a great time visiting historical monuments and places of tourist interest like Roman Bath Abbey, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Shrek Adventure as well as a City tour of London on a hop on hop off bus. They were delighted to witness the Change of Guard ceremony and the Royal Cavalry parade at the Buckingham Palace. They visited important colleges like Trinity, Balliol etc during their visit to Oxford University.

Global Immersion Programme (GIP) is one such endeavor that provides a unique learning experience for the students, bringing in a significant impact in their knowledge repository and tuning their mind-set to adapt the universal learning experience. It is an excellent method to instill independent thinking and bestow in them the confidence to build their dreams and goals. In this programme, students in group guided by mentors visit a foreign country to get a glimpse of their academia, culture and get a myriad understanding of the country. They visit various acclaimed educational Institutes to get a real-life experience of their teaching-learning process, tour renowned Universities to understand the various programs and process of admission and free structure.

SAI Leadership Trip – Feel the Thrill

“And then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.” – Anonymous

Educational trips are a pivotal part of the curriculum of SAI International School which are meticulously and purposefully planned to give optimal exposure and learning experience to the students. It helps in developing leadership qualities, enhance communication skills, discipline, team work as well as create a greater sense of awareness about ethics and value-based leadership amongst students.

The SAI Leadership Trip to Shimla-Mashobra-Chandigarh culminated on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Thirty-four students along with two Teacher Coordinators had a wonderful learning time in the 8-day exciting trip. Apart from indulging in adventurous activities like Tyrolean Traverse, Flying Fox, River Crossing, Mountain Climbing, Rappling, they also had night trekking and survival day, where the young students learnt to make fire in the jungle and cook food.

The evening was spent singing and sharing of experience around the camp fire. Students also got to visit places of interest like the ancient Jakoo temple at Shimla, the famous Pinjore Garden at Panchkula and many more. Children shopped to their hearts content at the Mall Road, Shimla and the Elante Mall in Chandigarh. The trip was a lifetime enjoyable experience for the young students.

The young campers were mesmerised by the mist-bathed hills of the Queen of Hills, Shimla, the dense trees, the gushing streams, the flora and fauna and the fresh surrounding. Students had a great learning time during the trip, which provided them with an excellent opportunity to explore and experience the diversities of life and equipped them to face challenges courageously and handle situations more confidently.

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