INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL THE BUZZ NEWSLETTER (DEC-2019)
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE I feel very proud to be associated with Billabong High International School and welcome you all to this temple of futuristic education. In this rapidly changing era, it has become very challenging to provide a well-balanced, relevant and modern educational framework to the learners. I’m glad that Billabong High International School understands this and hence, has come up with a cluster of best national and international academic curricula to suit the varied needs of the students. These carefully chosen curricula focus on connecting knowledge to life outside the classroom and the school, ensuring that learning drifts away from conventional rote methodologies, enriching teaching-learning process so that it goes beyond textbooks, building commitment to democratic values of parity, fairness, independence, concern for others’ well-being, secularism and respect for human dignity and rights. At Billabong High International School, it is our aim not only to pursue academic excellence but also to encourage our students to be lifelong learners, critical thinker, future makers and productive members of an ever-changing truly global society. We endeavor to provide our learners with an atmosphere for multifaceted development, where they can channelize their abilities in the pursuit of excellence in all walks of life. We promise that our approach to learning will always be student-centric and inductive promoting activity-based learning and a spirit of free inquiry.
HALL OF FAME ACADEMIC TOPPERS LIST (SESSION 2018-2019) 1.GRADE 1- JHAANVI BHANOT 2.GRADE 2- UTKARSH CHOUKSEY. 3.GRADE 3- SAANVI VERMA. 4.GRADE 4- MANYA MAHESHWARI. 5.GRADE 5- VEDANTA AGRAWAL. 6.GRADE 6- GAUTAMI BHANOT. 7.GRADE 7- PRIYANSHI TRIPATHI. 8.GRADE 8- ARJUN AVTANI. 9.GRADE 9- JAANVIE TALWAR. JHAANVI BHANOT UTKARSH CHOUKSEY SAANVI VERMA MANYA MAHESHWARI VEDANTA AGRAWAL GAUTAMI BHANOT PRIYANSHI TRIPATHI ARJUN AVTANI JAANVIE TALWAR
HALL OF FAME ACADEMIC TOPPERS LIST (SESSION 2018-2019) SportsPerson of the Year (2018-2019) - Student of the year (2018-2019) Aditya Burman Boy Girl - Abhyuday Pathak - Kairavi Dubey Abhyuday Pathak Kairavi Dubey
HALL OF FAME Apart from the students mentioned above we had a group of students who excelled exceptionally in the following areas of expertise: 01 Chapter Book Champion Sarrah Amin 02 Perfect Penmanship Krishna Jaiswani 03 Spectacular Speaker Riddhi Singh Rajpal 04 Outstandingly Organized Diva Singhai 05 Budding Scientist Suryansh Singhai 06 Internet Expert Krishna Agrawal 07 Amazing Artist Nidhish Modi 08 Mathlete Ali Akbar Hussain Sarrah Amin Krishna Jaiswani Riddhi Singh Rajpal Diva Singhai Suryansh Singhai Krishna Agrawal Nidhish Modi Ali Akbar Hussain
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH The months of October and November were probably the most eventful months of the year for Billabong students. There were umpteen events held. Following are the highlights of November 2019 Gandhi Jayanti celebration 2nd October- Billabong high celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of the father of the nation ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ today. On this occasion a special assembly was held where the students sang baapu’s favourite bhajans. The students performed a short skit on SWACHTA ABHIYAN and its signiﬁcance in our daily life. The students enthusiastically participated in a drawing activity related to Mahatma Gandhi. Dusshera 4th October- A spectacular 'NRITYA NATIKA' was staged by the students in which they presented the scenes depicting banishment of Rama from Ayodhya followed by his victory over Ravana. It sends a message that in a battle of right and wrong, righteousness always prevails. This was followed by Garba Dance in which students and teachers participated with great enthusiasm. The Billabongers, attired in traditional dresses, added to the festive mood.This brought awareness among the students about the traditional customs while enjoying the event. Excursion Trip 3rd October- Traveling brings riches in one's life with new experiences, new learnings, seeing new places and making new friends. Travel is truly an education and to become richer in mind and heart, Billabong High International School took a group of young and enthusiastic children on an unforgettable trip to Paris; the city of rich culture, love and light. Through the beautiful streets of Paris, to the great heights of Eiﬀel tower, to the majestic palace of Versailles, to The Cruise on River Sienne and magical world of Disney characters Billabongers had the trip of their lives. The team came back much richer in experience and knowledge about Parisian people, their language, their food, their amazing history which will remain embedded in their heads and hearts as strongly as it is in the history of mankind. Adolescence education program 15th October- The Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) is an important initiative that aims to empower younger people with accurate, age appropriate and culturally relevant information. It promotes healthy attitudes and develops skills to enable children to respond to real life situations in positive and responsible ways. Keeping this in mind BILLABONG HIGH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL organized a workshop on AEP. Eminent Doctors of the city, Dr Jatin Dhirawani and Dr Richa Dhirawani conducted separate workshops for boys and girls of Grades 6 to 10.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH Fireless cooking Workshop 15th October- Food is life, cooking is fun. Combine the two and you are sure to discover that it is very easy to prepare meal for oneself. To make children familiar about cooking without a ﬁre, young learners of Billabong High International School attended a workshop on no ﬂame cooking. Students took a keen interest in the workshop ahead of the ﬁnal competition held on 24th October 2019. Annual Concert 2019-2020- Annual Concert is certainly one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in any school. It is an occasion to celebrate the achievements of the school, of the students and the teachers. Billabong High International School organized the Annual Concert on 22nd November 2019. The ADM (Assistant District Magistrate) Jabalpur graced the occasion as the chief guest. The District Magistrate (DM), Jabalpur was also present in the ceremony as a parent and a special guest. The function started with the lighting of the lamp by the honourable guests. The grand show started with students presenting beautiful Shiva Vandana to invoke lord Shiva. The theme of the concert was ‘SOUND OF MUSIC’ a historical movie which was released in 1965. Students stunned everyone with their brilliant enactment and dance performances. It was a brilliant execution of power packed performance and every child did their part to perfection. Lights of vivid colours and special sound eﬀects took the whole show to a new height. Parents loved every single moment and applauded the performance of Billabongers. Students leaving their mark with outstanding performances in academics, sports and co-curricular activities were felicitated. The show ended with the Grand Finale performance. What a memorable performance it was! Our students danced like professionals and won everyone’s hearts. It was a very successful event which was well covered by both local print and electronic media. Special assembly on Diwali 24th October- The festival of lights came alive at Billabong High International School on 24th October when the whole School wore a festive look with Rangoli, Diyas and Lanterns adorning all corners of the school. During the morning assembly students presented a skit with a message of celebrating Diwali responsibly and with minimum environment damage. Various Inter-House Competitions like Lantern Making, No-ﬂame Cooking, Card Making and Diya Decoration were part of the Diwali Celebration in School.
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INTERHOUSE COMPETITIONS The Inter-House competitions organized were: 1. For grades 1-5, a quiz competition was conducted on October 11, 2019 with Unity house winning the competition. 2. On October 11, 2019 the students of grades 6-9 participated in the brochure designing competition in which the Equality, Unity, Freedom and Peace standing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, respectively. 3. The inter-house Football competition for grades 5-10 was organized on October 14, 2019 with Unity house bagging the ﬁrst position and Freedom house as second. 4. The inter-house English Debate Competition was organized on October 18, 2019 for grades 8-10. Best team was won by the Unity house, Best Speaker (For) was won by Manas Vegad (Unity house) and Best Speaker (Against) was won by Krishna Agarwal (Freedom house). 5. On October 19, 2019 the students of grades 1-5 had an English Extempore competition in three groups. Group A had participants from grade 1, Group B has participants from grades 2 and 3 and Group C had students from grades 4 and 5 participating. Unity house, Equality house and Freedom house securing the ﬁrst position in the groups, respectively. 6. On October 21, 2019 the ﬁnals of the lawn-tennis matches were organized. For grades 1-4, Peace house and Unity house stood ﬁrst for the categories of boys and girls, respectively. For grades 5-10, Unity house bagged the ﬁrst position in both boys' and girls' categories. 7. On October 21, 2019 the ﬁnals of the inert- house cricket competition was also conducted. The Unity house won by 8 wickets and stood ﬁrst, followed by the Freedom house. 8. The inter-house Diwali Competitions were organized by the school on October 24, 2019. There were various events held, Ÿ No – Flame cooking – Students had to present their culinary skills without using any gas. The Peace house stood ﬁrst. Ÿ Lantern Making – Beautiful lanterns were made by various students, exhibiting their creativity. In Group A (grades 5-6) and in Group B (grades 7-10) Freedom house stood ﬁrst. Ÿ Diya Decoration – The younger kids got the opportunity to showcase their creativity by decorating diyas. The Freedom house, Equality house and Unity house stood ﬁrst in Group A, B and C, respectively. Ÿ Card Making – The students made beautiful cards on the occasion of Diwali. Freedom house stood ﬁrst in Group A and B, in Group C Peace house secured the ﬁrst place. 9. The students of yoga had their inter-house Yoga Competition on November 8, 2019 for grades 5-10, Unity house stood ﬁrst, Equality house stood second and third in the competition. For grades 1-4, Peace house secured the ﬁrst place in the solo acts whereas Freedom house bagged the ﬁrst place in the team acts.
SPORTING ACTIVITY At Billabong High international school, we understand the importance of sports. We believe that if you train hard you won’t just be hard, but you’ll be hard to beat. To encourage our students to actively participate in the sporting activities of their choice, at billabong high we oﬀer several sports with trained and experienced coaches. Lawn Tennis: We strive to nurture India’s talent for tennis and take it to a whole new level, by oﬀering the very best of our expertise and experience. The facilities we provide are as follows: Ÿ Progressive programs which are realistic and designed to help the students enjoy the game Ÿ Two lush green tennis courts Ÿ Qualiﬁed and experienced coaches.
NEWS FROM KANGAROO KIDS
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH A QUICK GLIMPSE: FESTIVE OCTOBER AND SCINTILLATING NOVEMBER DUSSHERA CELEBRATION Friday, 4th Otober'19 On the auspicious occasion of the victory of good over evil, the children dressed up as Ram, Sita, Ravan. Lord Ram killed and defeated demon Ravan hence eﬃgy of Ravan was put on ﬁre to explain the concept of Dussehra.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH GENERAL PHYSICIAN VISIT Friday, 11th Oct'19 Dr. Devika Vijian Jain, visited our Nursery class Children and interacted with them regarding following a healthy routine, healthy food habits, exercise and taking medicines etc.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH SENSE BOOTH DAY Saturday, 12th Oct'19 Senses are a gateway to Knowledge, taking the children through a journey of activities making them aware of the diﬀerent senses.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH VISIT TO A RECORDING STUDIO Wednesday, 16th Oct'19 Aiming to introduce the children to the functioning of a radio station, Kangaroo Kids organized a visit to 94.3 My FM Radio Station, to show them how actually a Radio Jockey does his work
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH MUSICAL PARADE Wednesday, 16th Oct'19 Musical Parade was fun way of introducing sounds of diﬀerent object to the kids wherein teachers used spoons, plates, tumblers to create a band and these little musicians thoroughly enjoyed the fun session.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH A HERMIT CRAB HOUSE Friday, 18th Oct'19 The Children Learnt about the special features of Hermit Crab and its habitat, Amazing facts about crabs and related to the environment around them. BEAUTIFUL BIRDS Monday, 21st Oct'19 Children learnt about the diﬀerent types of birds, their nests, feet and beaks and learnt about the grasping, perching and climbing feet through birdie dance.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH MATH FUN DAY Tuesday, 22nd Oct'19 Math fun day was conducted as a part of PG curriculum wherein the prime focus was to instill basic maths concept which included fun way of reinforcing numerals 1,2,3,4 through activities like Sequencing beads, etc. WORLD OF OWLS Thursday, 31st Oct'19 Children learnt about the diﬀerent types of owls and their habitats through PPT Slide show and made an owl's nest as an art activity.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH TRADITIONAL PARTY Thursday, 24th Oct'19 As Kangaroo culture, Diwali was celebrated and Kids accompanied their parents to indulge in festivities with hands on art activities and yummilicious food to relish.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION Thursday, 31st Oct'19 Children had some spooky fun in full Halloween spirit at the school. They dressed up and did an Art activity related to Halloween.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH LITTLE FISH DAY Tuesday, 12th nov'19 The Little ﬁsh day was conducted according to the theme of the month where the learners were introduced to marine life, their physical characteristics, habitat and the food they eat.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATION Thursday, 14th Dec'19 On our 1st Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Ji's birthday, a trip to candyland was arranged for the children. In an endevour to make the day a memorable one for our children, turned Kangaroo Kids into a candyland, which was full of sugary delights and a lots of fun rides. Keeping our spirited children happy was so much fun. To add to the fun all the children were given gifts that made the day more memorable.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH SHAPE FUN DAY Monday, 18th Nov'19 Shape fun day had engaging activities which brought in the fun element along with learning basic shapes, square, triangle, circle. The activities included naming shapes, colouring and drawing shapes and making yummy ﬁsh shaped sandwiches using geometrical shapes.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH SLUMBER PARTY Tuesday, 19th Nov'19 Cudling up with your favourite toy after brushing your teeth, changing into your nightwear, helped the children to understand healthy night routine. Gazing at the stars, bedtime stories, added to the charm of going to bed on time. Promoting Healthy Habits.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH EMERGENCY EMERGENCY Thursday, 21st Nov'19 A Special Day where the day long activities planned in the curriculum helped children in understanding how to access emergency services, what and how to give ﬁrst aid during emergency situation. Inculcating life skills through hands on activities. They were taught how to react during an emergency and to handle the situation as they are very small children and get panicky fast, they got to know how to get out of emergency situations.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH ON THE AIRPLANE Friday, 22nd Nov'19 It was an exciting activity as kids had to dress up like airhostesses and pilots. They were told about diﬀerent airlines and their working. Aviation sector is an upcoming profession which the children were told about and how it has the advantage of getting to visit and explore the world was discussed with the children.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH AUTOMOBILE DEALER Monday, 25th Nov'19 A ﬁeld trip to help the children become aware about the buying and selling of cars and diﬀerent parts of the cars and the availability of diﬀerent models and colors of the vehicle was arranged to improve their concept of transportation.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH UNDERWATER ADVENTURE DAY Tuesday, 26th Nov'19 Children came dressed as underwater creatures and they explored many things about marine animals and their life under the sea. Improving identiﬁcation of marine animals and understanding the similarities and diﬀerences between various marine creatures and also got to know about their special features.
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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL THE BUZZ NEWSLETTER (DEC-2019)