International School Award
To instill global dimension into teaching- learning experience and to focus on value
oriented experiential teaching, the school is registered for the British Council's
International School Award in 2016. Preparations for year-long international activities
began as soon as the action plan submitted by the school got approval.
|August - International Inhouse Activity|
|Project-1 Protecting The Rarest Of The Rare|
| The activity was aimed at spreading awareness about the endangered animals of India
and Australasia which comprises of Australia, New Zealand and the Island of New
Guinea. As the days progressed, students gained knowledge about the endangered
animals of not only of their country but also of the countries selected for the
project. They also learned how important it is to protect these rare species. To
spread awareness, students of class V prepared postcards with pictures of animals
that are endangered. They wrote slogans and messages on them before they posted
them. Students of Pre- Primary, Class I and II put on animal masks and spoke a few
lines on the animal chosen. To develop research and analytical skills, power point
presentations on the census of endangered animals were made and shown to students
of all classes through classroom projectors. Vocabulary building worksheets enriched
their knowledge of new words associated with the topic chosen. Locating the geographical
areas of the endangered animals on maps turned out to be the perfect exercise for
students to develop their spatial thinking and map reading skills and knowledge
about geography. It also enhanced their language skills as they collaborated and
communicated about spatial relationships. These activities inspired students, parents
and teachers not just to care but also to help protect these animals for future
|September-October,2016 -International Collaborative Activity|
|Project 2 - A Small Step but a Big Leap|
| The activity for September-October was an International collaborative activity.
The partner school for this activity was Happy Home O Level School, Karachi. The
aim of this collaborative activity was to gain understanding about small scale industries
and their role in the country's growth and the economy. As part of this project,
an exhibition cum sale of the in-house products was held on 8 October 2016 during
the Open House, in the school campus. Pamphlets, advertising the business venture
were made and distributed to parents and visitors. Organic manure, home-made pickles
and chocolates, candles and home decor items were in the exhibit. Our students received
many words of appreciation and encouragement from parents, teachers and visitors.
Students also made PPT on the government policies of their country to promote small
scale industries and did a comparative study. They interviewed employees of small
scale industries and exchanged the information collected with the partner school.
Through these activities, students of both schools developed entrepreneurial, problem
solving, decision making, critical thinking and kinesthetic skills along with global
citizenship. Students also learned to appreciate and learned how to earn their livelihood
through low-cost investment.
|October - International Collaborative Activity |
|Project 3 - Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared|
| The International activity for October was done in collaboration with Daejeon Jeonmin
Middle School,Seoul, South Korea and Bay View High School, Karachi. The aim of this
activity was to create awareness about crisis management. Students also learned
about the steps and procedures for safety and management during disasters.
As part of this project, students of class X made a documentary film titled 'Lost
Cities' on the islands and cities which are likely to disappear if there is a rise
in sea level. Similarly students of partner schools also made presentations on the
theme. All the three presentations were watched by students of all classes.
Real life videos of natural calamities were shown to students in Junior and Senior
schools. Students filled in a response sheet where they entered their thoughts,
feelings and suggestions after watching the videos.
Inter house declamation contest was held on the topic 'Lost Cities'. Display boards
were also decorated based on theme of the project.
film made by students of Class X of Shiv Vani School on 'Lost Cities' as part of
their British Council ISA project.
Classrooms between Jeonmin Middle School and Shiv Vani Model Senior Secondary School.
|November -International In-House Activity |
|Project 4 - Weavers Weaving At Break of Day.|
| The international in-house activity for November aimed to know about the past and present scenario of weaving industries of India and South-Asian countries like China, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Through this project, students learned about the rich handloom heritage of India and the selected countries of South Asia and also researched about the process of weaving. Students made simple weaving looms from recycled materials and learned to weave using paper and wool. An exhibition titled, "Mathematical Weaving" was organized in the school library. An Inter-House Fashion Show titled "Weaving beyond the boundaries" was conducted. The show showcased the rich textile culture of the countries selected. A short skit on "Who is killing our weavers" was presented which brought to light, the socio-economic condition of weavers.
|December - International In-House Activity |
|Project 5 - History Calling.|
| The project titled "History Calling" was aimed to gain knowledge about historical monuments of the selected countries and spread awareness to preserve them. Students researched about the different architectural styles of monuments of India, Egypt and Rome and created a monument combining all the architectural styles. Pamphlet making activity was conducted in the class and the pamphlets made were distributed to tourists during their field trip to the Humayun's tomb. A quiz based on the monuments of selected countries was also organized. Thus students got a chance to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of one's country and the countries selected.