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SWIMATHON FOR KERALA RELIEF AND REHABILITATION

CIRS took up an initiative to organize a flood light swimathon event on the 1st of Sep to collect funds for the Kerala victims. The event was reported by the "Times of India" in their Coimbatore edition.

HINDU NATIONAL INSURANCE QUIZ

A mega inter-school quiz was conducted @ the Krishna College of Arts and Science on 11/8/18.  The quiz was anchored by the renowned quiz master V V Ramanan. 

400 teams from various city schools took part in the event.  CIRS was represented by 4 teams.  Two of our teams advanced to the finals.  In the finals, the team comprising of Sri Vaibhav of std IX and Seshank of std X secured the first place with a whooping score of 116.  Sanjay Srinivasan of IB 2nd year and Deepansh Mundra secured 4thplace with a score that is close to a well- made century. The final was full of twists and turns.  Our students manged to avoid a photo-finish by taking calculated risk at regular intervals.

In the audience round too, our participants did reasonably well.    By winning the regional round, our team  comprising of Sri Vaibhav and Seshankhas now advanced to the national round that will held on 30th of August at Kolkatta. Hats-off to the quizzers for being the consistent torchbearers and brand ambassadors of the quizzing creamy layer @ CIRS.

Varsha Dev made her first appearance as a quizzer and did well in the prelims.

SPICMACAY PROGRAM

SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth) is a non-political, nationwide, voluntary movement which works to inspire youth through experiencing the mysticism embodied in the rich and heterogeneous cultural tapestry of Indian and World Heritage. They promote Indian classical music and its culture in various schools and colleges through their performance. One such performance was organized in CIRS on 10th August 2018. The SPICMACAY introduced Flute performance by Pandit Ronu Majimdar accompanied by Sri Ajeet Pathak on Tabla  and flute support by Sri Rishikesh Majumdar S. Their performance was really a great experience to our students and teachers.

SOCIAL SCIENCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

As part of the Social Science week celebrations, the department of Social Science organized a series of activities that can stimulate and sustain interest in Social Science, as a whole.    The following are the objectives of the Social Science week celebrations.

  • To revisit the glories of the past in order to gauge the prevailing trends
  • To reiterate faith in the vitality of the vibrant present
  • To lay emphasis on a social-centric approach

Students of std V were shown a presentation called “A to Z” in Social Science. (8/8/18) This presentation unveiled the fascinating facets of social science such as Amphora, Candi tooth temple of Buddha, Bimbetaka Cave, Ziggurates, Fatehrpursikri, Grand Canyon, Osaka, the cotton hub Nile and so on. A myriad of topics were covered in order to make the leaners think beyond the frontiers.

Students of std VI were taken for a Heritage walk. (10/8/18) The walk began at the commemorative inscription that has been placed outside the academic block and ended in the respective class rooms.  During the course of the walks, how the school had progressed over the years was communicated.  A series of handi-craft items made of palm leaves were kept on display.  In addition to this, a quiz was conducted on the habits and customs that are in vogue in India with regard to hospitality, spirituality and various other day to day occurrences and their significance. An oath  was administered in the end which reiterates the need to upkeep and sustain the digital and intangible heritage for the posterity.

Biopic poll and auction in action  (9/8/18) the two activities that brought the creative quotient from the students of std VII.  From a list of given personalities which covered sports, entertainment and  social service, students were asked to vote for the personality of their choice.  In the auction segment, precious items such as Gandhiji’s spectacle, rare photo of the dodo bird and  Mr. Bean’s car were put on sale.  Fragments of red fort were also auctioned.  This was done to test the extent to which students possess knowledge on the antiquities and its value. 

Decode global citizen (6/8/18) was an activity which was primarily designed to make the learners aware of the diversity that exists in the present day world.  Students were asked to spot the uniqueness, nationality, flora and fauna dress materials, cuisines and the monuments across the world. This activity also brought the ‘brand-consciousness’ – a domain about which  the contemporary generation knows a great deal. This activity was carried out for the students of std VIII.

National Motto analysis was done for the students of std IX. (09/8/18)  National mottos of at least five countries in every continent was chosen.  While discussing the motto, the historical backdrop was factored in.  Learners came up with certain stunning commonalities in the national motto of the countries which were the victims of colonization.  In the end, a quiz on trivia was conducted.  The learners realized the need to adhere to the undercurrent of the national motto which can take the nation to the pinnacle of glory.

Music in History (7/8/18) has become a permanent feature for std X students in the social science week celebrations.  This activity aims at highlighting the historical value that is present in the musical albums that were released at various points in time.  Songs such as Candle in the wind, Italian hall massacre, 99 balloons, Change of guards in Buckingham palace, INA national anthem , times -they are changing and when the nylons will bloom again were played.  Songs were paused at regular intervals and the learners were asked to come up with their views on the content, tenor, tone and the historical connotations of the song. 

Snippets:

  • A series of biographies and autobiographies of great personality were displayed in a prominent place in all three libraries and students were encouraged to read these books. 

  • Social science related articles and news items were displayed in the IX /X block.  T

  • Social Science quiz for Juniors (6/8/18) revolved around the “values” that can be learnt from the lives of great personalities and unsung heroes while the senior assembly quiz revolved around the theme “transcending limitations.”  Social Science quiz for seniors held on 8/8/18 had five interesting rounds.  Vyasa house emerged as the winners, followed by Vashishtha, Vishwamitra and Valmiki. 

  • Tiny tots of Shishu Vatika (8/8/18) were engaged in activity called Liquid flag formation in which they were made to form the flags of different nations of the world by choosing the right mix of colours from a tray in which the basic colors were placed. This was followed by an activity named “Judgment in your hands”.  Situations were read out and children were asked to lift the sign board “guilty” or “not guilty”.  Most of the situations are based on the day to day experiences.  The third activity is called “Token of gratitude” in which students were given three tokens.  Green token is worth thousands, while red token is worth 1 lakh and blue token is worth 5,000.  Each student was given 3 tokens of each color.  After a scenario is discussed, the students were asked to contribute money for a cause highlighted in the situation. While the contribution is made  by one student, others were not allowed to see how much has been contributed by the other person. All these activities were aimed at promoting a fierce sense of pride as well as civic consciousness.

  • Efforts are on to create a new game called “Diplomatic Chess. A core committee comprising of 6 students of std IX has been set up. This committee will have one or rounds of deliberation and design the rules of this game.  Once the final shape is given, the game will be demonstrated in the presence of the students.  This game aims at inculcating diplomatic qualities which are essential at every level of human interaction.

  • Social Science department has deployed the concept of crowd sourcing for a logo for the department.  Three entries have already reached us.  After a week or so, one of the log’s will be chosen as the logo of the Social Science department @ CIRS.  Other logos receved from the student body will be incorporated in the form of a collage. An announcement to this effect was made in the morning assembly on 6/8/18.

  • The department of Social Sciences urged the teaching fraternity as well the non-teaching members to send scanned copies of newspaper clippings or their first- hand experience through which the department intends to project the positivity to a large extent. 

  • Designing of an appropriate duty-list for the social science week and the senior student talk on the value of freedom added more vibrancy to the social science week celebrations.

  • The department has stated collecting words that describe the glory of the nation.  72 chosen words will be used in the material that will be read out by the anchors of the forthcoming republic day.  Words that encapsulate the greatness of India will resonate across the Arjuna athletic field on the eve of the flag hoisting.

On the whole, we managed to create an impact that will be sustained in due course of time with periodic follow-up activities.

AQMEN INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

The Interact Club of The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore conducted the first edition of AQMEN 2018- an inter-school quiz competition in their school premises on August 1, 2018. All the top quizzers of the city assembled to flex their intellectual capabilities.

CIRS was represented by 4 teams. The team comprising of Abhigyan Patni of std X and Irith Chaturvedi of std IX advanced to the finals and in the finals they bagged the third position.

They also received a cash prize of Rs.750 each.   The participants were of the opinion that the quiz carried a myriad of topics starting from the diversity in the  Indian cuisine to the contemporary happenings such as Nipah virus and the FIFA world cup.

FOOD FESTIVAL AT CIRS

Sodexo organised a food festival on 27th July 2018. The children were excited to see the variety of dishes offered as part of the day’s menu. The food festival added on to the joy of celebrating Guru Poornima.


The most eye catching attraction among the arrangements done by Sodexo was their excellent salad display. Every person who came to Annakshetra could not miss this splendid display of vegetable carving. It was known as “Monsoon Spice Display” which comprised of a Peacock and a Bouquet. The Peacock was carved out of vegetables namely - head and beak from Carrot, neck from white radish, feathers from white radish, red cabbage, carrot, rose and beetroot. The flower bouquet was carved out of white radish, beetroot, white and red cabbage.

GOKULRAJ MEMORIAL QUIZ

In the GokulRaj memorial quiz held in the Gujrati Samaj on 14/07/18, 6 teams from CIRS represented the school.  Although four of our teams got the highest score in the prelims, as per rule only one team was allowed to take part in the finals.  The team comprising of Sanjay  Srinivasan of IB 2nd Year and Deepansh Mundra of XII Science advanced to the finals and secured the first place in the event. Each of the winners was awarded a certificate and a trophy. The list of other potential conteneders have been furnished below:

 1.       Sri Vaibhav - IX

2.       Irith - IX

3.       Pranav Ram - X

4.       Yohan - VIII

5.       Sashwat Santosh – IB 2nd year

6.       Nitin Dhoni – IB 2nd Year

7.       MRN Aditya – 12 Management

8.       Bhavya Agarwal – IB ist year

9.       Seshank - X

10.    Abhighyan - X

All the participants received their certificates in the morning assembly.  On 16/07/18, the Officiating Principal Smt .Rajeshwari did the honours and urged the quiz team to achieve more laurels in the upcoming events.

The quiz had many interesting twists and turns.  With a solid score of 80, CIRS was placed in a safe zone from round 2.   Starting from Hindu Mythology to the on-going FIFA world cup soccer, the quiz master covered a wide range of topics. 

As the participants on the stage were engaged in a keenly fought battle, only very few questions remained unanswered.   Questions such as the usage of infrared rays in second world war and the logic behind not carrying out the doping test on case to case basis were very interesting and informative.

MATHS EXPO 2018

Chinmaya International Residential School organized a mega Math Expo on 12th July, 2018, from 9am to 5.30 pm as a part of their Mathematics Week celebrations.  The event was reported by the "Times of India" in their Coimbatore edition.


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This event was aimed at moving the young learners from a passive transference of mathematical concepts towards an authentic application of Mathematics in a real-world.    It also provided a platform for all children to show their innovation and creativity in applying mathematical reasoning and to enhance their communication skills, all the while working to hone their mathematical skills. 

The expo was inaugurated at 9.30 am by Pujya Swami Anukoolananda, the Resident Director, Chinmaya International Residential School.
The highlights :

  • 126 stalls with a variety of exhibits showcasing
  • Activities on mathematical concepts
  • Number of mind boggling puzzles
  • Brain stimulating games
  • Interesting facts on Mathematics
  • Works of great ancient Indian mathematicians
  • Attributes of Vedic Mathematics
  • 300 Students from 9 city schools visited with their Mathematics teachers.

Stalls managed by all the 580 students of CIRS.

 

4(TN) BATTALION NCC CAMP

15 of our NCC cadets from 9th grade participated in the 4(TN) Battalion NCC camp that was held during the period of 29th June to 8th July, 2018 in PSG TEC College, Coimbatore.
The 10-day camp brought a change in them, both physically and mentally. They learned how to live and interact with people coming from different places of varied lifestyles. They experienced a true way of living life.

They understood the lives of the soldiers in the Indian Army, Navy and Air force. Out of the 15 students who participated in the camp, 12 of them were honoured with prizes for their achievements in various fields such as rifle shooting, drills, sports and cultural performances. Each cadet has been awarded a participation certificate.          

They underwent rigorous training through various activities every day that made them stronger and tough. They returned with fruitful memories. On being questioned about their experiences they replied “It was definitely one of the most mind blowing and unforgettable experiences we have ever had. We finally understood the true meaning of life…. and what life teaches us.”

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD FOUNDATION LEVEL 2 RESULTS

The Science Olympiad Foundation had conducted the second level olympiad Science and English during the month of February. Few of our students secured merit certificates and prizes.

Science Olympiad

The following students were awarded merit certificates:
Mitansh Raxesh Kapadia - 8A
Dishita Singh Behl - 10C

Lokeshwar Reddy Thota of Class 6B secured the 6th rank at the Zonal level. He was awarded gifts worth Rs. 1000/- and a certificate of Zonal Excellence.

International English Olympiad

The following students were awarded merit certificates:
G. Sarvesh - 5A
M. Ankita - 7A
Smriti Vikram - 8A
Mitansh Raxesh Kapadia - 8A
Aditya Drolia - 8C
Malini Kalliyath - 9A
Aparna Shivangi - 11 Management
Kavya Manoj - IB 1st yr
Anagha Subash Nair - IB 2nd yr
Kovarthana K. V. - IB 2nd yr
Vishweshwar Ramanakumar - IB 2nd yr
Madhav Jay - 12 Science
Rhea Rahul - 12 Science

Nihar Mukund of Class XA secured the 1st position at the Zonal Level and the 6th position at the International Level. He was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5000/-, a zonal Gold medal and a certificate of Zonal Excellence.

CIRS EXCELS IN IB RESULTS

The Management and the Principal of CIRS congratulate the students of IB for their outstanding performance in their annual examinations conducted during May 2018. The salient features of the results are as follows: 

IB Stream:

Number of candidates registered:  16
Number of candidates who are awarded diploma: 16
Average total points obtained by candidates: 35
Highest Diploma points awarded to a candidate:  41 (out of 45)
Number of students with total 40 and above: 1
Number of students with total from 35 to 39: 7
Number of students with total from 30 to 34: 8
Number of students with total below 30: 0

Number of diploma students with 75%  and above :9
Number of diploma students with less than 75% :7

Topper name and grade:  Krishna Sharad Poddar : 41 out of 45 points

 

ORIENTATION SESSION FOR NEW TEACHERS - 2018

The new teachers who joined the CIRS family this year were introduced to the Chinmaya Vison Programme which spanned a period of five days beginning from the 27th of June.

Day 1 was addressed by our dear Swami Anukoolanandaji. Swamiji briefed on the various aspects of the CVP and gave an insight into the objectives of the programme.

Day 2 started off with a session by Mrs. Saranya, our Academic co-ordinator who explained the need for accepting a child as he is. A video was projected which was indeed an eye-opener. It showcased a child’s development both physically and emotionally.

Day 3 comprised of a session on the Components of Indian Culture. Swamiji emphasised on the need for teaching and kindling the spark of ‘Indianness’ in our students.  The need for spirituality was also insisted upon. The idealogy and the scientific reasoning behind the chanting of any shloka a 108 times was just mesmerising.

Madam Sandipa, the Head of Department (English) focussed on the need for inculcating the spirit of patriotism in students on Day 4. She beautifully explained the idea of ‘Vasudeva Kudumbakam’.

On the last day our Director, Mrs. Shanti briefed on the vision of CIRS. Our roles and duties as a teacher was stressed upon so that one works together, keeping in mind the welfare of our dear children.

All the sessions were interesting and informative.  As the programme concluded each participant felt motivated and confident that they could nurture their students in a holistic manner keeping the aspects of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and intellectual development in one’s mind and heart.

SWAMINI SUPRIYANANDAJI’S VISIT

During the last week of June, the Chinmaya International residential school had the blessed opportunity to host Pujya Swamini Supriyanandaji, Head CM Hong Kong.

Swaminiji’s vibrant presence enlivened the days for staff and student alike. Despite having a busy schedule Swaminiji kindly consented to take Personality Development and life enriching sessions for the students and teachers of the school. Her inherent magic spread cheer and merriment through the entire school right from the tiny tots of SishuVatika to the Questing minds of 12th graders.

The days begun with spiritually stimulating spiritual sessions starting on the 25th of June for the students of standard 9 and 10.  Continuing on to a session for the teachers on Tuesday, which was soon followed by an enlivening story telling session for the entire junior school from grades 5 to 8th. This was followed on the next day by a lively session for the students of Grades 11 and 12. The sessions for grade 9 and 10 dealt with the power of the mind and its various expressions in the world around us. The students were enlightened various examples of Mental power and potential in action. A noteworthy story was that of a man who was suffering from brain tumour whose ailment was removed only through the power of his mind. The sessions were well received and appreciated by students who flocked towards her with their incessant questions. The evening session was one of great enthusiasm and energy. Swaminiji invited by our Resident Director addressed the teaching faculty of CIRS regaling them with stories from her life and also sharing insightful views on the conception of the SishuVihar wing of the Chinmaya Mission. Following this Swaminiji, known for her spectacular story telling sessions all over the world splendidly narrated the story of Shri Krishna connecting it so beautifully with that of Bala-Krishna Menon – Our own Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji. The next morning was the much awaited session for our young adults of grades 11 and 12. Herein Swaminiji masterfully wove a verbal symphony wherein she educated the students on the importance of cultivating skills. She went on to narrate from her own experience, how, everything in this world is just a skill which is waiting to be cultivated and that nothing is ever impossible to achieve.

Thus motivated and mentally energised with her nectarine words of wisdom the entire CIRS family bid farewell to Swamini Supriyanandaji on the 28th of June.

 

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents,      28th June 2018
Hari om, Namaste! 

You may be aware we run summer School for the students of classes 11 and 12 for two weeks every year. This year onwards we have decided to include classes for the students of class 10 also.  Hence the current students, who are in class 9, will have their summer vacation starting from 25, May 2019. This will help us to guide them to prepare for the Board examination they will be taking in March 2020.

Kindly make a note of the change in the schedule. The summer vacation for the current class 9 students will start on Saturday, May 25, 2019 after 9 am.  While planning the vacation travels, Please note the dates.

Seeking your cooperation,
Best Regards,

Shanti Krishnamurthy      Rajeshwari
Director- Academics & Administration.   Officiating Principal.

 

ORIENTATION SESSION JUNE 2018

This year, the orientation program was scheduled for three days educating the new faculty members and reminding other members of CIRS family about the goals and the responsibilities of their position and the vision of the organisation. 

21/06/2018:

The session started with a warm welcome from the Director of Academics and Administrator, Madam Shanti Krishnamoorthy. Following that we had CBSE result discussion of grade 10 and grade 12. We take pride to inform that CIRS stand first by securing highest percent in 12th board exam. We also had a session by Swami Anookulananda ji on CVP. He explained about implementing various aspects of CVP while teaching. Later, we had a session by Madam Sandeepa. She explained about the body language and how to read the negative body language.  She also enlightened how one can read and interpret the body language to understand people better and communicate with them more. Her session was more informative. After lunch, the re-orientation program of Sutantra Goshti was organized by the Computer science faculties. They shared their experiences as well the knowledge that they gained during the workshop.

22/06/2018:

Day 2, the session started with the word of blessings from Swami Swaroopananda, Head, Chinmaya Mission. He motivated the teachers to transcend the limitations that we have set in every action. From 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, we had a session on Professional Development Endeavour. This session helped the teachers to identify their level in various aspects such as teaching and learning process, planning lessons and resources, understanding the learners, Managing resource and time, Being innovative, etc. This framework will help the teachers to track their own professional development. After lunch, we had group discussion on safety measures based on CBSE guidelines and rules.  Various areas where safety is required were considered for the discussion.

23/06/2018:

Day 3 started with the presentation on the safety measures that the teachers were discussing in the previous day. Each group presented various ideas where we can avoid unsafe situations. Following that we had a session by Sri E. Ganesh on innovation in teaching. He gave tips on how the teachers can transcend their limitations through innovation.
And thus the orientation program came to an end and the feedback form was collected from all the teachers about the orientation program.

AN EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN CLASS 10 BOARD EXAM 2018

No. of students appeared: 73
No. of students secured 90% and above : 24
No. of Students Secured 80 – 89 % : 27
No. of students securing 70 - 79 % : 15
No. of students securing Below 70 % : 07
Average of the Grade: 84.06%


Grade Topper: Samriddhi Tulsyan & L. R. Rithu : 95.00%
Shubhi Agrawal and L.R. Rithu secured 100% in Maths.

 

CIRS EXCELS IN 12TH STANDARD BOARD RESULTS

The Management, Principal and staff of CIRS congratulate the students of grade XII for their outstanding performance in their board examinations conducted during March 2018. The salient features of the results are as follows: 

Science Stream:

No of Students Appeared:   23
No of students who secured 90% and above :  14
No of students who secured 80 - 90%  :  8
Number of students who secured 78 – 80% : 1
Average marks: 90%
Topper's name and percentage:  Arvind Nair : 95.4%
 

Management Stream:

No of Students Appeared:  23
No of students who secured above 90%: 21
No of students who secured 88 - 90%  :  2
Average marks: 94 %
Toppers' names and percentage: Yashraj Agarwal & Lakshmi Annamalai : 97%
Risheek Kandoi has scored 100/100 in Economics

 

 

HUMMING BIRD COMMERCE COMPETENCY OLYMPIAD 2017-2018

Humming Bird Commerce Competency Olympiad is an International level Commerce Olympiad that includes Accounts, Business Studies and Economics for Classes 11 & 12.  The Olympiad is based on the Multiple Choice Question Pattern which helps the Children to be more precise & careful while attempting the Questions of Olympiad.

Class 11 Management students took part in the Level 1 examination held in the month of November 2017. The results are as follows:

Gold Medal Winners
Medhanshi, Mehul Arya, M. R. N. Aditya, Raghav Agarwal

Silver Medal Winners
Srishti S., Trishala K.

Bronze Medal Winners
Sri Supritha, M. Geetanjal

All winners received a merit certificate in addition to their medals and rest of the participants received a participation certificate.

Out of the students that appeared for the Level 1 exam, 6 students (Gold medal and Silver medal recipients) qualified for the Level 2 examination which was held in the month of February 2018. The results of Level 2 examination are yet to be announced.

SUMMER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

ANTHAKSHARI

An Antakshari with the aim of rhythmic interaction was organized on 16.05.18, where in each class of 11 & 12 of various streams presented a team that competed against each other. The melody was sensational as was the electric atmosphere at the amphitheatre.

There were various rounds – Alphabet round, prop round, word round, audio/video round etc. All the children participated with a lot of enthusiasm and involvement. It was a grand successful event with the 12 Management students winning the competition with a score of 65 points. 11 Management and 12 Science secured the runners-up position with a score of 50 points each.

 

CYBER EDUCATION WORKSHOP

A Cyber Education Workshop conducted by Mr. Srinivas on 12 May 2018. Mr. Srinivas is an IT professional who started many companies related to Technology, Artificial Intelligence in Education and Digital Learning.


The workshop was divided into 2 sessions – 11.00 to 1.00 in the morning and 3.00 to 5.00 in the afternoon. The morning session comprised of discussions on various topics such as “Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals”, “Effects of 5.5” Screen on Children” and “Neuro Hacking: How can brain stimulus ensure Recollecting Answers within seconds and not minutes”. This was followed by discussions on the topics “Cyber Bullying”, “Protecting your personal information and your future” and “It is a Wild Unknown Jungle out there” during the afternoon session.

The children were taken through a journey from the known to the unknown about the cyber world. He spoke about the hormones that were affected by cyber use. He also gave an insight on cybercrimes and suggested ways of protecting oneself from such situations. He also spoke about the brilliance of the brain and how its brilliance could be utilized to benefit an individual.
Overall, it was an interactive and fulfilling experience for the students who gained a bag full of take backs that would benefit them for a lifetime.

INTERHOUSE VOLLEYBALL

The Super Senior Boys’ Interhouse Volleyball match was conducted on 14th May 2018. Two qualifying matches were held prior to the final match, namely - Vasishtha vs Vishwamitra and Valimiki vs Vyasa. In the final match -  Vasishtha vs Vyasa, the Vasishtha team secured the winners position and the Vyasa team won the runners-up position.

Vasishtha team:
Harsh Shah, Gowtham Raj, Mehul, Aditya M. R. N., Aditya D., Tejas, Khushal

Vyasa team:
Hemant Khemka, Thanees, Raghav Agarwal, Siddharth, Madhav, Jai Chopra, Maanit Chovatiya

INTERHOUSE THROWBALL

The Super Senior Girls’ Interhouse throwball match was conducted on 11th May 2018. Two qualifying matches were held prior to the final match, namely - Vasishtha vs Vishwamitra and Valimiki vs Vyasa. In the final match -  Vyasa vs Vishwamitra, the Vyasa team secured the winners position and the Vishwamitra team won the runners-up position.

Vyasa team:
Ashwini Athreya, Kavya Senthil, Geetanjali M., Trishala K., Sowmiya, Ridu Varshini, Ashwini Selvakumar, Kirti Varsha, Sakthi S.

Vishwamitra team:
Shruti P., Nandini Singhania, Pranitha, Rithu L. R., Varsha Manoj, Deepthi N., Kovarthana, Kavya Manoj, Maanasija.

TOK RETREAT

The IB students of IB Second Year were given an experience of understanding the various aspects of ART through a much awaited retreat which began on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 6:00 in the evening and went through the night on to 7:00 am Sunday May 13, 2018.

Through an activity packed evening, the students were given an overview of the various considerations of Art as an area of knowledge. They explored their ideas of Art, they expressed themselves as artists, they presented their artistic skills and also debated on the ethics of an artists representations to the world.

From the positive feedback provided it is clear that students not only had a learning experience ,but also enjoyed the entire procedure. They did appreciate the elaborate preparations by the teachers to make this fun-filled evening a  success.

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION 2018

Visual Arts is an IB subject offered at CIRS. At the end of two years the Visual Art students put up an exhibition of their work. This year Khushi, Abhijit and Sachi of 2016-2018 batch had put up an exhibition.

Khushi's works revolve around the theme of ‘abstruse emotions’. Each work either depicts or invokes sentiment that cannot be labelled or categorised very easily. Most of her emotions have even attached to her family and friends and hence they star in a lot of her works. She has experimented with several media such as acrylic paint, oil paints, digital art, collaging, papier machê and clay.

Abhijit's works revolved around the theme ‘transience relative to human beings’. In brief, it is the ideology of impermanence. He has used a variety of the mediums to communicate my ideas. His works include portraits inspired by prominent artists and the forgetfulness of his grandparents. He chose the digital medium to reflect the constant storm of digital information and images that we are subjected to but hardly remember. His 3D work titled ‘Human Transience’ involves the dissolution of a clock made of white clay into water. His second sculpture work was made of iron wires. His final work titled ‘The Permanence of Impermanence’ is a stop-motion vector animation.

Sachi's exhibition was based on '‘Feminism’'.  Her artworks have incorporated personal experience and symbolic elements that traverse through the works to lay the foundation of an empowered woman. Her artistic approaches reflect her exploration, orbiting around digital art, photography, textile, watercolours, acrylic, wire and thread work. Photography and editing was a fascinating new medium to work with to articulate my intentions meticulously. The use of thread in her dreamcatchers brought forth a symmetrical pattern which is present in the centre of a sunflower. Materials used for her dreamcatchers to elucidate mother nature, are directly or indirectly derived from nature, creating further emphasis on the concept.

They elaborately explained the ways in which they had employed their artistic inspirations and the fundamentals of art in their work to the visitors.

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GURUDEV JAYANTI CELEBRATIONS

Gurudev’s Jayanti celebration is one of the most awaited festivals at CIRS. The School sports a festive look with day long celebrations.

Every child and teacher at CIRS began the day with performing Gurudev’s paduka pooja. Each person was given Gurudev’s photograph and pooja materials and are guided to perform the pooja.

The most interesting section is the Gurudev’s Yatra. This is a walk-through of various stations set up depicting different ideas and activities. This year, Gurudev’s Yatra was based on the school’s motto for the year, viz. transcending limitations. Eight stations depicted different limitations that we face in life and how Gurudev broke those very same limitations and reached the pinnacle of greatness.

The stations depicted the limitations of tedium or boredom, lethargy, skepticism, convention and finitude, stereotyping, physical disability and bondage, and levity or superficiality. Each station presented the limitations and the ways to overcome them using beautiful activates, uplifting anecdotes and detailed explanations.

The evening program was very unique in the theme that was presented. The idea was to compare the qualities and deeds of each of the 10 Avatars to what Gurudev himself did, thus comparing Gurudev to as Mahavishnu himself. The Sanskrit version of Dashavatara Stotram on Gurudev was written and composed in Sanskrit in-house.  This 50 minute program touched the hearts of everyone.

Ending the term before vacations with these celebrations, take the approx.. 700 children and teachers to deeper level of love, understanding and commitment to Gurudev.

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MATH CHALLENGE

To nurture critical thinking and problem solving skills in students, a Math Challenge programme has been initiated at CIRS by the Mathematics Department. Every month one challenging question (grade-wise) is displayed on the Math Challenge Board. Students are required to answer the question on the same day of the display of the question. The names of the students who give the correct answer would be displayed on the ‘Math Challenge’ page of the school website.

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JUNIOR SCHOOL TALENT SHOW

Every year we have many new students joining our CIRS family. These students come with their unique talents and aptitude. To identify these new talents we put up a talent show for our junior school new students. This year, the junior school talent show was organised on 3rd of May 2018. These talented kids conquered our heart with their marvellous performances. They presented their various skills like dance and music, story telling, cards tricks and drawings and paintings. The level of energy and enthusiasm of the children were incredible.

SEVA WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The Seva week at CIRS is one of the most significant event as it is the part of CIRS motto  which is Gyanam Seva ca Kaushalam. To inculcate the attitude of service, CIRS celebrated the Seva Week from 23rd to 28th of April 2016. Students of class 5 to class 12 along with all the teachers were a part of this celebration..... Read more

INTERHOUSE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

The Interhouse basketball tournament is another awaited event during summer school in CIRS. The basketball Tournament was conducted on the 26th and 27th April, 2018. It was inaugurated by Swami Anukoolanandaji and Madam Shanti. The tournament was conducted separately for boys and girls under Senior and Super Senior categories. The results of the tournament are as follows.

The results are as follows:

Category Winners Runners up
Senior Boys
Valmiki
Vasishtha
Super Senior Boys
Vyasa
Vishwamitra
Senior Girls
Vishwamitra
Vyasa
Super Senior Girls
Valmiki
Vasishtha

 

PADUKA POOJA

Gurudev Paduka Pooja was performed by the students of II Year IB on April 25th 2018 praying for their success in their final examinations. It was performed under the guidance of Swami Anukoolananda. It is CIRS tradition that Gurudev Paduka Pooja is performed before all the major examinations seeking His blessings.

5 x 5 SOCCER TOURNAMENT

5 x 5 Soccer is one of the most awaited events in CIRS. The soccer Tournament was conducted on the 23rd and 24th April, 2018 in the Dronacharya field at CIRS. It was inaugurated by Madam Shanti and Swami Anukoolanandaji. The tournament was conducted separately for boys and girls under Sub- Junior, Junior, Senior and Super Senior categories. The results of the tournament are as follows.

The results are as follows:

Category Winners Runners up
Sub Junior Boys
Vasishtha
Vyasa
Junior Boys
Valmiki
Vasishtha
Senior Boys
Vishwamitra
Vasishtha
Super Senior Boys
Vasishtha
Valmiki
Sub Junior Girls
Vishwamitra
Valmiki
Junior Girls
Vasishtha
Vishwamitra
Senior Girls
Vyasa
Valmiki
Super Senior Girls
Vyasa
Vasishtha

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CIRS GENERAL ELECTIONS - APRIL  2018  

CIRS general elections are held every year to elect the class representatives.  Every class room turns into a constituency and every student turns into a voter.This hands-on democratic exercise gives the learners an opportunity to experience the essence of democracy.  In the morning assembly, a power point presentation was shown on the procedures involved in conducting the elections.

This year, the CIRS class representative elections was held in two phases.  The first phase was on 24th of April while the second phase was on 1st of May.  The second phase was meant for higher secondary section.

NCC cadets were deployed to ensure that the election process took place in a smooth way.  NCC cadets placed the election kit in every class. After the polling got over, they collected the ballot boxes to the Maths lab where the counting of the votes took place. Class teachers and assisting class teachers played a key role in every stage of the election starting from the nomination to the counting of votes.

The results of the election were announced in the assembly.  In some classes, the result was neck and neck while in some other classes candidates won by a huge margin.  A team of poll observers comprising of the Officiating Principal, Director of Academics & Adminstration and the Resident Director visited each and every constituency and took stock of the poll scenario.  They appreciated those who spoke confidently.  A team of student photographers covered the creative posters and slogans which were seen in the bulletin boards of the class rooms.

During the campaigning, the candidates spoke about the changes that they would bring in their respective classes.  It was heartening to see the contenders focussing on what they would contribute to make their class secure best class award.  Election speeches were precise, pointed and it reflected the core values that the candidates stand for.

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CHINMAYA CRICKET KNOCKOUT

The true spirit of sportsmanship of the CIRS students was revealed during the Chinmaya Cricket Knockout Tournament, which was held on 19th and 20th April,2018. The Cricket quench started with the trailers of each team being presented in the assembly for the full school. The feeling of sportsmanship dwelled in every CIRSian supporting their teams. The banners made and the Jerseys designed by each team stood class apart and was well appreciated by everyone. To motivate the Juniors, an exhibition match was played by the VII and VIII grade boys.

The results are as follows:

 I position  – Mustangs - Winners
II position – Banana Squad – Runners-up

Raghav Agarwal (Mustangs)
Harsh Shah (Mustangs)
Raghav Agarwal (Mustangs)
Man of the series
Best Batsman
Best Bowler
Scored 32 runs & 8 wickets
Scored 73 runs in 29 balls
8 wickets & 8 Over Bowled

Dholakpur Decepticons’ jerseys of grade IX were declared as the Best Jersey for its unique design.

HINDI BRIDGE COURSE

A bridge course is designed to help the students who are new to Hindi with a view to enhance the understanding of Hindi. The fundamental topics / concepts of Sanskrit that are necessary for understanding the language will be taught in this course. Classes will happen on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.45 pm to 8.30 pm in the language room.
The following students will be attending the course.

Sl.No. Name Roll No. Class Sec
1. Mahalakshmi S. Naidu 3195 VI A
2. Bhavika Bazaz 3081 VI A
3. Sairamkrish Nataraj 3071 VI B
4. Manit Agarwal 3125 VI B
5. Shalini Deepak 3146 VIII A
6. Kesav Rakesh Pillai 3131 VIII B
7. Thrisaanth Senthil Pandian 3123 VII B

NURTURE NATURE CAMP, SIRUTHULI- 2018

A camp dubbed “nurture nature camp,” was conducted by the Siruthuli Nature and Resource Conservation department, Coimbatore. Five of our 8th grade students had the privilege to attend this “truly spectacular camp”.

The students, who attended this camp for duration of six days, have left wonderful comments. They had learned about topics such as recycling, waste management, conserving water and much more. The 6 day camp from the April 16th to April 21st, 2018 was not only an experience but an eye opener to those young seekers of truth. They experienced natural wonders as they see it, as they should see it and as they will soon see it if action is not taken hastily.

They were taught skills that would surely come handy if ever they were lost.

They were even disclosed with some mind blowing facts:
·      1 kg rice contains 16,000 liters of water
·      A person uses about 300 liters of water everyday
·      We eat 350 liters of water everyday
·      A pizza contains 5,000 liters of water

In all, the students enjoyed the camp but also learned an important lesson ‘that now is the time for action, we might have been a little late but it’s never too late. But if we delay more.

SANSKRIT BRIDGE COURSE

A bridge course is designed to help the students who are new to Sanskrit with a view to enhance the understanding of Sanskrit. The fundamental topics / concepts of Sanskrit that are necessary for understanding the language will be taught in this course. Classes will happen on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.45 pm to 8.30 pm in the language room.
The following students will be attending the course.

Sl.No. Name Roll No. Class Sec
1. Kshiti Dinesh Thummar 3198 VI A
2. Kshiraj Dinesh Thummar 3179 VI A
3. Shiven Agarwal 3162 VI A
4. Shreyash Reddy 3120 VI A
5. M. R. Rejyeshwanth 3187 VI C
6. Monish Shancar 3153 VI C
7. Karthikeyan M. S. 3021 VII C
8. Yashasvi Saran 2872 VII C
9. Divyaj Dhawal 3183 VIII A

BIBLIOS – 2018

As part of BLPS programme, the BLPS team has conducted a two day event in our School on 12th and 13th of April for the classes’ five to eight.

Following were the events conducted by them.

Publisher Interaction - Ms. Bijal .V.
Craft Work – Mask Making, Colouring a Scene, Story-Box
Workshop - Master class with illustrator – Ms. Nancy Raj - Treasure Hunt, Relay Race
Story telling - 2 sessions
Competition – Book Quiz, City of Rubble

On 12th March, at 3 p.m. the program was inaugurated by our Principal Mrs. Rajeswari, and our IB Co-ordinator Mr. Ganesh, at MPH. The guests and BLPS Team members were introduced to the students by Mrs. Lakshmi Mohan, Coordinator, BLPS.

Our students had an interactive session with Ms. Bijal V., who is the author of ‘So You Want to Know about the Environment’, which was shortlisted for the best children’s book of 2017 by Publishing ‘Nextand what’s Neema Eating Today?’ .

Ms. Nancy Raj, a children’s book artist who has recently won the award for Best Picture Book: Illustrations at The Hindu Young World-Good books Awards 2018 for her book ‘Maharani the cow’, conducted a workshop ‘Master Class with Illustrator’.

These activities were welcomed by our children. Each and everyone had a chance to take part in these activities with complete enthusiasm. It kindled their imagination to an extent where they emerged with their genuine potential.

SWAGATHAM 2018 (Grade 11 & 1st year IB)

CIRS was all set to welcome the new students and the parents of Grade 11 & 1st year IB on 8th April, 2018. It was a one day orientation program organized to provide a welcoming atmosphere for the new students and families. By 10:00 am the CIRS gate was opened for the new parents. With excitement the parents and students reached MPH. At MPH, the initial admission formalities were completed and the students were admitted in the respective dorms. After completing all the formalities, all new students and their parents were seated in the MPH for next session. The CIRS had a traditional welcoming with a dance performance. An introduction on life at CIRS was presented in nutshell by our senior students. Following that, Resident Director and Director of Academics and Administration inaugurated the program. Director of Academics and Administration, madam Shanti addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed the new parents and students to be a part of CIRS family. Subsequently, arrived a most awaited session, “Ice-breaking” for parents as well as students. To break the ice between the new students and to bring in the bondage, the students were together taken out of MPH for group activity and games. Various activities were conducted for the parents as well, making them to open up and have a positive experience. Following that, the team CIRS was introduced to the parents to be familiar with the CIRS family. After that, special lunch was arranged. After lunch, the parents were gathered in MPH where they had group discussion on various topics based on vision and mission of CIRS. For IB students and their parents, a session was conducted by IB coordinator introducing the IB learner’s profile and other aspects of IB making them understand IB curriculum. In parallel, the students were taken to open area and they had games and activities. After the session, the entire program came to an end. We had Madam Shanti summing up the whole event.

Thus, the one day orientation Program, Swagatham 2018 came to an end, Successful and Meaningful.

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (FOR NEW JUNIOR SCHOOL STUDENTS) 2018

To welcome the new students and to make them feel comfortable with the surroundings, an orientation program was organized for the new junior school students. A schedule for a week was meticulously planned from 3rd to 8th April, 2018 and executed.

On day 1, the new students were taken for a tour around CIRS by the junior council students from 3:15 to 4:00. The children were excited and they were enjoying the sights. After the dinner, the students had a relaxing session handled by Smt.Swarna and Smt.Sreeja. The students were shown funny videos and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

On day 2, the students were introduced to the rules and regulations to be followed in the dorm during their stay at CIRS. This session was handled by RHPs and RHMs of respective dorms.

On day 3, the students had a beautiful session on “SWAD-School with a difference” conducted by Madam Rajeshwari. She explained how CIRS stands as a school with a difference following the holistic Chinmaya Vision program.

On day 4, the new students had special entertaining program organized by their fellow students in the respective dorms. The old students beautifully presented various programs like singing and dancing. The new children completely enjoyed the show.

And on the last of the orientation program, the new students were taken for a walk into the nature at 7:00 AM. As they were walking into the nature, they enjoyed the fresh morning sun rays, the scenic Mountain View and the chirping of birds. The students were pleased with the nature in CIRS. Following that the students were engaged with fun games and team activities.

WORKSHOP ON BIO-TECHNIQUES

On the 4th of April the 12th CBSE Biotechnology student, 2nd year IB Biology students and select students of CBSE Biology attended a workshop on Bio-techniques in Bangalore organized by Aristogene Biosciences Private Limited.

It was a 3 day workshop; each learning day began at 10 in the morning and ended at 5 in the evening.

They performed experiments using highly specialized biotechnology apparatus that is only available at selected labs around the country. In the workshop they conducted a total of six experiments. They are as follows:

  1. DOT ELISA which is used extensively in the food industry for developing allergy tests. The experiment also allows detection of some diseases such as AIDS.
  2. SDS PAGE is a widely utilized experiment in Sheffield of biotechnology. It allows the estimation of protein size and their molecular weight. It is also used for checking the purity of proteins, essential for the creation of antibiotics.
  3. Their third experiment, gel filtration chromatography is used to separate proteins from complex mixtures.
  4. Gel electrophoresis was their fourth experiment. It allows the separation and analysis of molecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins.
  5. PCR or Polymerase Chain Reaction was next. Taking a total of 3 to 4 hours to perform, this experiment is most popularly known in the forensics field as it allows the amplification of scarce amounts of DNA left at the crime scene.
  6. Using this same technique, they carried out the final experiment RAPD or “rapid”. This experiment allows the creation of DNA markers and helps performs DNA fingerprinting analysis.

They also got the opportunity to discuss our careers in this field with some of the excellent instructors. On the 7th of April, they bid farewell to the team of researchers at Aristogene who had so patiently taught, directed and instructed them and arrived to the campus in the early hours of 8th April. Overall, all the students who attended this course found it replete with opportunities, to work and familiarize themselves with biotechnology apparatus.

HANUMAN JAYANTI

Hanuman Jayanti is the pious day on which Sri Hanuman descended on earth in order to serve the purpose of his eternal master, Lord Ram. Every year, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated with great devotion at CIRS. The celebration started in the afternoon with a puja to Lord Hanuman and Swami Anukoolananda ji explained the salient significance of Hanuman Jayanti. Following that the students of CIRS were chanting Hanuman chalisa for 54 times in various allotted batches. In the evening special aarati was organized for our children. With lot of excitement the students were gathered in MPH. The program was started with puja and bhajans dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The students of grade 10 beautifully presented the exemplary qualities of Lord Hanuman which is described in the sloka “Buddhir Balam…” By chanting this sloka remembering Hanuman, one can gain wisdom, strength, success, courage, fearlessness, lack of ill health, lack of sluggishness, and Oratory skills. Following that there was a video and a dance performance by the juniors.

Thus the celebration came to an end filling the hearts of the students with great reverence to Lord Hanuman.

YOUNG GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ACHIEVER BRINGS LAURELS TO CIRS

Vaishnavi Tipirneni of Class 7A was honoured the “Guinness World Record” title for her achievement in the field of Kuchipudi dance.

On 25th December 2016, Vaishnavi had participated in a Kuchipudi dance which comprised of 6117 participants. The participants included dancers from abroad as well as all over India. This was the largest dance ever held at 5th IKDC which lasted for 6 hours. The event was organised by SiliconAndhra (USA) and the Department of Language and Culture of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. 

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AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Merit certificates were awarded to children of (Class V - IX, XI CBSE - SCIENCE, XI CBSE - MGMT and IB I Year) for their outstanding academic performance in II Term Examinations 2017 - 2018.

Class
Name
Rank
5
Hazel Garg
1
S. Anuradha
2
Prisha Dalmia
3
6
Aditya Hriday Saraf
1
Lakshya Somani
2
Samay Pradhwani
3
7
Ushma Ketan Shah
1
Atul Prasanth
2
Priyal Saraf
3
8
Minakshi Madhukumar
1
Bhushit Sardana
2
Pranav Senthilkumar
3
9
Prakhar Khandelwal
1
Nihar Mukund
2
Surtarangini Devi
3
11 Sc
L. K. Ridu Varshini
1
Hemant Khemka
2
Abhishek Menon
3
11 Mgmt
Mehul Arya
1
Medhanshi Vishal Mandawewala
2
M. Geetanjali
3
IB I Yr
Vishweshwar Ramanakumar
1
Rajit Rajpal
1
Vedanshi Mitesh Bhalodia
1

GAYATHRI HAVAN

At CIRS the new Academic Year commences with the Gayatri Havan performed at the quadrangle of the Mathura Block. On 2nd of April the students of CIRS participated in the Gayatri Havan seeking the blessings of the Lord before beginning the new session.

Gayatri Havan is a unique way of offering prayers to Surya Bhagwan, the Lord of the Brilliance of the Intellect.

SPELL BEE COMPETITION - 2018

Sri Chaitanya Techno School organized “SpellBee International”, a National level Examination held for the students of Coimbatore district on 1st April, 2018. From CIRS, 23 students of grade 5 and 6 were taken to write the exam in the specified slot.

The students enjoyed writing the test. They commented that the paper was quite challenging and expecting an entry to the internationals. It was a great experience for the children they did their best.

BEST CLASS AWARD

Every year, the best class award is given to the class that maintains standard in academics and discipline, maintenance of classroom such as neatness, black board and notice board decoration, classroom arrangements and number of Subashis. Best class award is conducted for the junior school (V to VIII). This year, on 14th March 2018 the Best class award of the year was given to Grade VII C. The class Teacher, Sri Satheesh, assistant class teacher Sri Manoranjan Das and the class representatives collected the award from the director, Swami Anukoolananda and Madam Principal long with the class representatives for whom it was a moment of pride.

 

ORIENTATION PROGRAM 2018

Swagatham 2018, the new parents and students orientation program begun with pre preparation of all the activities and the Ice breaking sessions for the new parents and the students. It was scheduled for two days.

31/03/2018

The gates were open for the new members of the CIRS family at 10.00 A.M. Parents were excited and curious to know the extended family of CIRS. They dropped their luggage in the respective dorms and registered the admission of their children by submitting their certificates. After the process of registration, delicious lunch was provided to the parents.

It was now the time to know each other. The activities for the day started with the welcome address by madam Principal. She was glad welcoming the new stars of CIRS with their family. The dance team of CIRS presented a marvellous dance performance. An ice breaking session was planned for the parents and the students. They were divided into different groups and the various fun games were conducted to break the ice amongst them. As always, CIRS was successful in bringing all of them together.

After the ice breaking sessions, there was a staff introduction session where each and every faculty and the staff members were introduced the parents and the students of CIRS.

There was session by Rajeshwari Didi, “One day at CIRS” in which Didi beautifully summarized the activities of the child at CIRS. She also brought out the significance and the motto of CIRS behind every action. Swami Anukoolananda Ji’s session on CVP made the parents realise and understand the ‘Chinmaya Vision Program’ which is being implemented in a greater way at CIRS.

The beautiful music presentation, organised by the musical Department of CIRS was breath taking. The nightingale voice of the singers impressed the parents and the little ones. Ramesh Kulkarni Sir presented a mesmerizing vocal singing. It was followed by Gurudev’s Arati.

01/04/18

The second day of the orientation was planned for the ‘Group Discussion’ among the parents on the chosen topics. The whole aim of the discussion was to let the parents know and understand the vision and the mission of CIRS. The parents were impressed and taken over by the range of activities with the best quality. They expressed their trust and their expectations on CIRS. Their valuable comments and the discussions were noted for the betterment of the system and the school.

After the Group Discussion, there was a feedback session by parents. They expressed their gratitude for the well organized and planned orientation. Finally, Madam Principal summarized the program and gave them more clarity on the system of CIRS. She also answered few questions posted by the parents and assured a safe and a fruitful stay for their children at CIRS.

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TAKING ANGLA GOSHTI FORWARD – 2018

Taking Angla Goshti Forward – 2018 was a three day orientation programmed conducted for the English teachers of CV schools Coimbatore region. This was an initiative taken by CIRS to reach out to as many CV schools detailing about the 21st century approaches to teaching and learning. The orientation was held from 26th March 2018 to 28 March 2018 at CIRS. The English teachers of CIRS and CV Vadavalli attended the three day programme and benefitted. The resource persons were Ms. Sandipa B., Head of the Department English and Mrs Sumathy V., Faculty in English.

Some of the topics that were covered in the three day session include, ‘Planning a Lesson with 4Cs’, 21st Century Skill Development’, Grammar and Activities’, ‘Language and Technology’, and ‘Creative Writing’. It was a great learning experience and the inclusion of 4Cs, i.e, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication will bring in a lot of positive change in the classroom teaching opined one of the teachers.

The teachers found the programme very useful to take English forward in creative ways.

IX GRADE ORIENTATION

The orientation program for Grade IX was scheduled for three days from 26th to 28th March, 2018. There were different sessions conducted to make the children comfortable and have a fresh start in the senior school. The proceedings of the different sessions are as follows.

Day 1

The session was started by Br.Sanatan Chaitanya on very important topic, “Good Student”. He explained the qualities of good student. Good student is the one who respects teachers and don’t take them for granted. A good student is always alert, thinks out of the box and always humble. The session was very interesting and interactive. The students were inspired.  Following that, they had a session by Madam Principal, where she explained what it is to be in senior school. She explained, being in senior school, the students should take charge of themselves. They should know their limits and have self-control. Later, they had a session by Swami Anukoolananda ji where he had explained importance of creativity and logical thinking for the student. They were given exercise sheets which had question related to mental concentration, multiple intelligence observation, logical and lateral thinking. They students had lot of fun and learned equally.

Day 2

The 1st session they had was with Mr. Diwakar. He explained the importance of being updated with the current affairs and facts. He also gave few tips for our children to be updated. Following that the students had a session on social/ethical issues one can face through technology. A documentary face book follies were shown to the children. The students were exposed to dos and don’ts of social networking sites. Later, they had a session by Smt Sumathy. She explained the student importance of being focused in their studies and she also gave some tips for organizing their study time wisely. With that their second day came to an end.

Day 3

The day started with a session by Smt. Gayatri where the students were exposed deeper into Indian Culture and its heritage. Following that they had a session by Mr. Ganesh guiding them to choose the right career.

Thus, with lot of learning and experience, the three day orientation programe came to an end. The students had fruitful experiences throughout the sessions.

HOBBY CLUBS 2017 – 18

In the last academic year 2017-18, hobbies were offered for all classes except IB students. The duration of each hobby was one hour. On every Wednesday, the junior students had their hobby from 3 to 4 pm whereas the senior students had their hobby from 4 to 5 pm.

Hobby classes were organised with the intent of grooming the multifarious potential and capabilities of each child so that he or she develops into a multi-dimensional personality who is versatile.

According to the class and age of students, different hobbies were offered to cater to their interest and potential.

Shivanjali music hobby clubs were extended to classes 9 and 10 also. Handwriting and Quiz hobbies were conducted as separate classes this academic year so as to accommodate more number of students and also for giving them ample training in it.

From three preferences given by each student, one hobby was allotted to them so as to train and guide them in that particular art.

Classes V and VI

Along with Shvanjali’s hobby clubs Veena, Guitar, Flute and Violin, the following hobbies were offered to the students of classes 5 and 6.

Quiz club, embroidery, Comic, music and instrument, paper craft and English poetry and song writing.

Classes VII and VIII

Students of classes 7 and 8 got training in the following hobbies.

GK club, electronics, band, kid’s craft, spoken French, and chess.and Shivanjali Music Classes.

Classes IX and X

Manga, Gardening, Photography & multimedia, Astronomy, Tie & Dye, Ornamental Craft, GK Club, Commercial arts, and MUN along With Shivanjali Music Hobby Clubs enriched the students of classes 9 and 10.

Classes XI and XII

Classes 11 and 12 students had the opportunity of training themselves in the following club:
Electronics, dramatics, Painting, chess, math club, cookery, 3D clay word, Music, jewelry making, MUN.

On the whole more than 30 hobbies were offered to the students to cater to the varied interests and passion of our students and each hobby was allotted with a maximum of only 25 students

GRADE X – EDUCATIONAL TOUR

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.” Through the adventure students can learn life’s lesson. To make the students seek the beauty with their eyes open, an adventure trip to Yercaud was organized for the students of Grade X.

The students packed their things and got ready for the trip on 26th March. 90 students and 6 teachers started from CIRS with full excitement and landed in “Youreka Adventure camp”, Yercaud. Immediately after landing, the students had a short meeting briefing about the activities and rules and regulations to be followed during the camp. The students were grouped into four. The excitement about adventure camp is staying in the tent. For the students and teachers tents were allotted. After lodging their luggage, immediately the students were called for activity. On day 1, the students were taught to navigate with a compass to find the path when they walk through the forest. The students thoroughly enjoyed finding the direction. Following that, they had a reflection session and the day came to an end.

On day 2 and day 3, the students were involved in various adventure activities like rappelling, friendship ladder, trekking and night out. Talent show was also organized where they exhibited their talents and after that they also had DJ night where they danced until they exhausted. With more beautiful memories and learning they all went back to their tent.

On day 4, the students had final reflection about the entire camp and shared their experience and learning during the camp. The Youreka camp acknowledged the eminence of each student by distributing various badges.

SHUBH SAHAS 2018

An adventurous camp was conducted from 26-03-2018 to 30-03-2018 in the school organized by National Adventure Foundation, Tamil Nadu and Puduchery chapter for the entire students of (Classes V to VII)).

Children were divided into different groups and were involved in various activities inside and outside CIRS. The activities like Sumo Wrestling, Archery, Bungee, Russian Ladder, Paint Ball, Boxing, Zorbing, River Crossing, Snorkeling, Jumaring, Treasure Hunt and various team games were planned and executed inside the CIRS campus. They were also taken to Trimurti Dam for the several other activities like Commando net, Jet Ski, Mechanized Bungee, Kayaking, Lake Swimming and other water sports and trekking.

Camp fire was set up for the children on 30th march, 2018. Children enjoyed the campfire and actively participated in the fun of campfire. 3The students were honoured with various prizes such as Best Student (Boy/Girl), Best Team Player, etc.

HINDU NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

Gudi Padwa, the traditional New Year for Marathi people and ‘Ugadi’, the Kannada and the Telugu New Year coincides on the same date of 18th March, 2018. This day marks the beginning of the Chaitra month in the Hindu calendar.

CIRS embraces the children and staff from different parts of India. It is the culture of CIRS to respect and value the heritage of our own people. The New Year greetings were given to the people of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka by the students of CIRS. They wished everyone on the auspicious occasion and share their own traditions and the culture of celebrating the first day of the calendar. Madam Principal shared her greetings to the CIRS family on the special day of the New Year.

PADUKA POOJA

Gurudev Paduka Pooja was performed on 2nd March 2018 by the students of XII CBSE and X praying for their success in their final examinations. It was performed under the guidance of Swami Anukoolananda Saraswathi. It is CIRS tradition that Gurudev Paduka Pooja is performed before all the major examinations seeking His blessings.

TENNIS LEAGUE 2018

Coimbatore district tennis association conduct Coimbatore district tennis league from 24th January to 18th March 2018. The matches were conducted every week end. A team comprising of the following players represented CIRS.

The team comprised of

  • Swami Anukoolananda (Residential Director)
  • E. Ganesh (IB Coordinator)
  • Vijay (Tennis Coach)
  • Anish Murugesan (Grade XI)
  • Rohan B. Mahendra (Grade IX)
  • Vagis S. Kumar (Grade IX)
  • Stuti Chovatiya (Grade IX)
  • Aarayan Bhandari (Grade IX)
  • Arush (Grade VIII)
  • Dhruv (Grade VII)

Our team played under Division F and they emerged as second runner-up with 18 points.

GRADE X - ORIENTATION

Orientation for grade 10 was conducted from 6th to 8th March, 2018 to create an atmosphere that minimizes their anxiety, promotes positive attitudes, and stimulates an excitement for learning.

Day 1 started with a session by Ms Sandeepa. The topic chosen by her was “Curiosity” and made the students realize how curiosity leads to new avenues of discovery and innovation. They were also shown a video explaining the importance of analyzing the situation from every angle. The session was engaging, interesting and really tested their questioning skills.

Followed by, they had a session titled ‘Extra Effort” conducted by Sumathy ma’am. The session reflected on the importance of going that extra mile and was capped by a video which beautifully summed up what she had said.

After dinner, they had an open forum session by Mrs Rajeshwari, who as usual captured the hearts of the children by teaching them the true importance of implementation through humorous yet thoughtful anecdotes. It was an interactive and thought provoking session.

Day 2 started off with a mind blowing session of 2 hours by our Resident Director, Swami Anukoolananda. Swamiji’s session was on the importance and aspects of intellect. His session had them all put on their thinking hats and rigorously test their intelligence through various form of mental exercises.

At night they had a session with Diwakar sir titled, “Update Oneself or Remain Outdated”, explained the necessity of GK in everyone’s life through 10 points of information.

On Day 3, Madam Shanti took them by storm with a talk on the necessity of discipline interspersed with stories that really caught their attention. Her talk was somber and made them realize the critical juncture they are in.
Then they had a session by Mrs Bhuvaneshwari and Mrs Saranya. They made the children question their perspective and preconceived notions by showing them interesting images and videos.

Overall, it was an experience full of learning and fun for the children which provided them a great series of knowledge.

HOLI CELEBRATIONS

Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated with great enthusiasm at CIRS. On the evening of 1st March, the Dronacharya field was lighted up for a wonderful show. Before the program was started, Puja was offered to Lord Krishna. Students of grade 11 put up a drama for the CIRS family, about the life of Bakth Prahlad, who was deeply devoted to lord Vishnu. This story clearly explained that extreme devotion to god pays as god always takes his true devotee in his shelter. Following the skit, Holika Dahan was performed by the CIRS family, signifying the victory of Lord over the evil. Prasad was distributed.

2nd March was most awaited for playing with colours. Students were assembled in Dronacharya. After offering puja to Lord Krishna, the holi celebration started at CIRS. Every child was provided with the color packets individually and the children enjoyed the celebrations of Holi to the core. The colors on everyone indicated the oneness.

In the evening, there was special arathi. The MPH was filled with devotion. Student of grade 8 sung a beautiful song. Grade 7 students performed a beautiful dance. And finally, a presentation was shown to the students explaining how Holi is celebrated around the world.

Thus the Holi was celebrated in a meaningful way in CIRS enriching the thoughts of the children with values.

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THE HINDU STEP ENGLISH OLYMPIAD TEST

The Hindu STEP English Olympiad test is developed in association with Cambridge English Language Assessment institution that sets the standard for English proficiency across the world. Specially tailored for school students, the test covers the entire spectrum of English language which includes their reading, listening, and grammar and vocabulary skills. The test was conducted in our school on the 11th November 2017. All students from Grade 5 to 8 participated. The results were declared on March 2018. All the children were given certificates with their scores. Their areas of improvement were also highlighted. Out of the 18 prizes, in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry zone (excluding Chennai), 6 children from our school, got the prizes in the zonal level. They were given cash prizes as given below.

  • V. Manassa of 5B (1st  Winner - Rs 12500/-)
  • Lokeshwar Reddy Thota of 5A (2nd Runner up - Rs 3000/-)
  • Haardhik M. Arani of 6A (1st  Winner - Rs 12500/-)
  • Aditya Drolia of 7C (1st Runner up - Rs 5000/-)
  • Mitansh Raxesh Kapadia of 7B (2nd Runner up - Rs 3000/-)
  • Pranav Senthil Kumar of 8C (2nd Runner up - Rs 3000/-)

UCEED 2018

Every year, IIT conducts the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) to get the admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B. Des) programmes at IIT. Of the 11567 candidates who appeared for UCEED 2018, 6219 candidates qualified.  Among the 6219 students, Tanushree Devaraj of grade 12 has secured the 157th rank. This is the proud moment for our school where our children being the ambassador representing CIRS.

SCHOOL ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE 2017-2018

2017 was the biggest year yet for the School Enterprise Challenge, with 6,000 schools from over 100 countries taking part! The Entrepreneurship students of CIRS from Class 11 set up an in-house business from May 2017 till Nov 2017. This was a part of Project work as well as the School Entrepreneurship Challenge. After many stages of a Business idea, plan and report submission and running a business stall, our school achieved the Bronze award for this competition. To recognise their fantastic achievements the students and teachers were awarded three certificates:

  • One certificate for the school to certify that we have achieved the Bronze Level.
  • One certificate for individual students' participation. 
  • One certificate for individual teachers' participation.

XYO MATH QUIZ

An Inter school Maths quiz for classes 4 to 7 was conducted by Xyo held at Suburban Academy of arts, Shastri Road, Ramnagar, Coimbatore. From CIRS, 12 students from grade 5, 6 and 7 participated in the competition. All the three teams gave an outstanding performance. Class 7 bagged the first position, Class 6 the second position and Class 5 the third position in the competition. The winners were awarded with medals, vouchers, and certificates. Our school also received overall championship shield.

Class 7 - Devansh Goenka, Mitansh Raxesh Kapadia, Manit Ravi Malani, Vivek Shroff

Class 6 - D. J. Ciranthan, Samay Pradhwani, Aditya Hriday Saraf, M. Ankitha

Class 5 - Lokeshwar Reddy Thota , Aarya Venkata Garimella, Shubh Mandhana, Raahi Tejas Shah

SPELL BEE COMPETITION - 2018

“Spelling is important because it aids in reading. It helps cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters.”  

A Spell Bee Competition was organized on 20th February 2018 for classes 5 to 8. This competition was one out of the numerous enjoyable competitions that give students a platform to learn spellings in different ways. As a result, children are able to read and write more effectively and score well in tests. Children participated earnestly in the competition. Their efforts and initiative were appreciated by one and all. Each participant was so well prepared that made the competition difficult and it took a tie breaker round to decide the winner.

All the rounds of the Spell Bee held the audience ‘spellbound’, with almost all of the 41 participants spelling each word correctly.  Even the toughest words of the tie-breaker round were spelt with unflinching ease by the spelling wizards. It was a nerve-wracking task to reach to the two final contestants.

In the Sub juniors category S. Anuradha was adjudged first while Haardik came second. Third position was shared by Shreyas and Meghna. In the juniors category Malini Kalliyath was adjudged first and Madurandhan secured the second position. The winners were awarded certificates and gifts.

THYAGARAJA ARADHANA DAY

As a mark of respect and thanksgiving to the saint, the Thyagaraja Aradhana, a music festival, was celebrated in CIRS on 22nd January, 2018 with great reverence by singing the Pancharatna kriti. Around 45 children (both juniors and seniors) had participated in this program. The program started with a group a great composition “Sadhamadhin dhalathu” in Gambheera Vaani ragam set to Adi thalam. The second piece of the show was a duet of a famous kriti “Meevalla gunadosha” in Kaapi ragam set to Kandha Chapu thalam. The third one was the most awaited Pancharathna Keerthana “Sadhinchane” which was beautifully sung as a group. As a traditional way for completing the concert, the mangalam, "Pavamana Suthudu Battu" was sung as a group.

Swami Anukoolanandaji and Mr. Ganesh accompanied the children in Mridangam and Kanjira respectively. Our hobby teacher for violin from Shivanjali Mr. Devasenapathy accompanied the children in violin.

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GREENEST CAMPUS AWARD

CIRS took part in a contest for greenest campus award organized by Kovai Green League.  It is an initiative by Brookefields, Bosch, Rotary Club of Coimbatore, WWF-India and Suryan FM with an aim to increase green cover of Coimbatore and create awareness on environment conservation.  About 100 schools took part in it and 10 schools were short listed based on the tree cover, sources of water and utilization, gardening activities, birds spotted in the campus and alternative energy sources used at school.   We are happy that   our school won the best green campus award and the same was presented to the school at a function held at Coimbatore on 7th February, 2018.

NATIONAL CYBER OLYMPIAD

The National Cyber Olympiad is a cyber concepts and knowledge competition for the students of class 1 to 12. The exam was conducted in the month of January. The entire CIRS students from grade 5 to 12 took part in the competition. Out of which, 24 students have been ranked as 1st, 2nd and 3rd under the “School Category”. The prize winners were awarded medals and certificates.

We are happy to announce the results as follows:

CLASS

NAME OF THE STUDENT

SCHOOL RANK

TYPE OF MEDAL

5 Annanya Agarwal 1 GOLD
5 S. Kavin Bharathi 2 SILVER
5 Lokeshwar Reddy Thota 3 BRONZE
6 Jai Shailesh Uttamchandani 1 GOLD
6 Aadishree Devi 2 SILVER
6 J. K. Siddharth Ganesh 3 BRONZE
7 Aadhya Bhartia 1 GOLD
7 Dhivyan P. 1 GOLD
7 Aditya Drolia 1 GOLD
7 Srijan Varma Vegeshni 2 SILVER
7 Bhavya Chirag Yagnik 2 SILVER
7 Nishchay Manish Hirpara 2 SILVER
7 Devansh Goenka 3 BRONZE
7 Atul Prasanth 3 BRONZE
7 Ashutosh Khemka 3 BRONZE
8 Vikram R. 1 GOLD
8 Charan Aditya Ravinchandran 2 SILVER
8 Arnav Alok Ghurde 3 BRONZE
11 Harsh Anish Shah 1 GOLD
11 Aryaman Parekh 2 SILVER
11 Anish Murugesan 3 BRONZE
12 A. Charan 1 GOLD
12 Chidambaram G. 2 GOLD
12 Nikhil Anil 3 GOLD

CHESS TOURNAMENT 2018

District level, 2nd TCE Tamil Nadu chess tournament was organized and held at Tamil Nadu College of Engineering, Palanisamy Ravi Nagar, Karumathamppatti, Coimbatore. 8 students from CIRS participated in the tournament. The results are as follows:

  • Harsha secured the 10th position out of 34 participants.
  • Deepika, Sukesh and Dipra secured 10th, 11th, 13th positions respectively out of 153 players.
  • Pranav Senthilkumar won the 13th position out of 203 players

MARTYR'S DAY

January 30 of the year 1948 was the saddest day for the country which has become the most poignant day in the Indian history. Gandhi Smriti, a place where Mahatma Gandhi was killed at his 78 in the Birla House during evening prayers. To pay tribute to that great fighter, every year, January 30 is celebrated as the martyr day of the Mahatma Gandhi.

At CIRS, to commemorate the Martyr’s day, two students briefed the life and contribution of Gandhiji  in the form of a speech in the morning assembly. In their speech, Aryan Bagat of STD X and Kirtana of STD IX emphasized the need to adopt Gandhian principles in the present day. The first segment of the speech revolved around the circumstances that shaped the life of Gandhiji while the second segment threw a flood of light on how the rest of the world responded to his ideology.

Values that Gandhiji stood for were explained with anecdotes.  In the end, they appealed to the student community to take up initiatives that can take India to greater heights. As a mark of respect, a minute silence was observed.

8th INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH OLYMPIAD

Science Olympiad Foundation conducted 8th International English Olympiad (Level 1) in the month of October 2017. The results were declared in the month of January 2018. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded for the first three class toppers in each class. 34 of our students were selected for the Second Level and they have given their exams on 11th February 2018.

In the first level two of our students Arnav Alok Ghurde (Zonal Rank 25) and Anagha Subhash Nair (Zonal Rank 11) have been awarded with Medals of Distinction. This medal is awarded to the students for achieving Zonal ranks between one and twenty five.

Other Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winner’s details are as follows:

 

CLASS

NAME OF THE STUDENT

SCHOOL RANK

TYPE OF MEDAL

4 G. Sarvesh 1 GOLD
5B Aarya Venakta Garimella 1 GOLD
5B S. Anuradha 2 SILVER
5A Lokeshwar Reddy Thota 3 BRONZE
6A Haardhik M. Arani 1 GOLD
6B M. Ankitha 1 GOLD
6A P. Sabharish 2 SILVER
6B Shreyas Medasani 2 SILVER
6A D. J. Ciranthan 3 BRONZE
6B Guhan Senthil 3 BRONZE
7A Smrithi Vikram 1 GOLD
7B Thulirmathiyan J. K. 1 GOLD
7C Aditya Drolia 1 GOLD
7A Tejas Prakash Tewani 2 SILVER
7B Hari Haran S. 2 SILVER
7C Manit Malani 2 SILVER
7A Anshika Rahul Mundra 3 BRONZE
7B Ayush M. Satani 3 BRONZE
7C Yohan K. 3 BRONZE
7B Mitansh Raxesh Kapadia 3 BRONZE
8B Malini Kalliyath 1 GOLD
8D Madhin Prabhas P. 1 GOLD
8C Minakshi Madhukumar 2 SILVER
8D Charan Aditya Ravichandran 2 SILVER
8D J. Pranav 3 BRONZE
8C Tanay Uttam Parekh 3 BRONZE
9A Nihar Mukund 1 GOLD
9D Abhigyan Patni 2 SILVER
9A Siddhesh Natarjan 3 BRONZE
10A Aparna Shivangi Arikarevula 1 GOLD
10A Samriddhi Tulsyan 1 GOLD
10B Mrithika V. G. 1 GOLD
10C Kavya Manoj 1 GOLD
10A Pulkit Dalmia 2 SILVER
10B Vigneshwar Kandeeban 2 SILVER
10C M. R. Rohith Krishnaa 2 SILVER
10A Akshit Sudheer Kumar 3 BRONZE
10B Yogeshwar Mishra 3 BRONZE
10C Aadhithya S. Mallya 3 BRONZE
10C Anssh Anand 3 BRONZE
11 Sc Madhav Jay Karthikeyan 1 GOLD
IB I Vishweshwar Ramana Kumar 2 SILVER
11 Sc Anish Murugesan 3 BRONZE
12 Sc Ria Sali 1 GOLD
IB II Yatharth Dhoot 2 SILVER
12 Sc Shailja Sharma 3 BRONZE

ROBOFEST - 2018

iRoboChakra conducted Robofest 2018, an international robotic championship at Hindustan College grounds on January 28. Students from various school participated in the competition. From CIRS, Pratham Agarwal of grade 7 participated in the competition. He gave an outstanding performance and he won the gold medal and a trophy. He will be participating in the finals at Lawrence Tech. University, USA.

SALIM ALI TROPHY NATURE COMPETITIONS 2017-18

Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) conducted Salim Ali Trophy Nature Competitions on subjects related to nature conservation for school students on 21st January, 2018. Around 2200 children took part in various competitions. From CIRS around 45 students participated.  Our students exposed their creativity and bagged the certificates and befitting prizes. There was a distinguished Sálim Ali “The bird man of India” memorial lecture as a part of the prize distribution. Following is the list of students who won prizes in different events.

Senior Category:

Painting - Neha S. (Class 9) won the second position.

English Elocution - Kartik (Class 9) won the second position and Armaan Gupta (Class 9) the third position.

English Poetry - Neha S. (Class 9) won the first position and Armaan Gupta (Class 9) the third position.

English Essay - Neha S. (Class 9) won the second position.

English Story - Abhigyan Patni (Class 9) won the first position.

Junior Category:

Pencil Sketching - Arnav Ghurde (Class 8) won the first position.

English Elocution - Ankitha M. (Class 6) the third position.

English Poetry - Minakshi (Class 8) won the second position.

English Story - Aadya Bhartia (Class 7) won the first position.

Sub-Junior Category:

Painting - Manassa V.(Class 5) won the consolation prize.

HINDU YOUNG WORLD QUIZ

Hindu young world is a much awaited and a premier quizzing extravaganza. On 25/1/18, the 18th edition of The Hindu Young world quiz was held at SNR college of Arts and Science.  In the sub junior category, 116 teams took part in the event.  CIRS was represented by 4 teams.  Two of our teams qualified to the finals and in the finals, they secured 4th and 5th place.

Nikhil of std VI and Aditya Hriday of std VI secured 5th place while Lokeshwar Reddy of std V and Rishvanth of std VI secured 4th place.  Both the teams performed to their potential. They received individual trophies and merit certificates.

In the seniors category, there were 200 teams. CIRS was represented by 6 teams.   Two of our teams stormed into the finals and they secured 3th and 4th place.  It is noteworthy to mention that CIRS senior quiz team has made it to the finals for the third year in a row.

Abhigyan Patni of Std IX and Yohan  of std VII secured  3rd place while Sri Vaibhav of Std VIII and Seshank of std IX secured 4th place.

Both the teams received individual trophies and merit certificates besides a bag of goodies.In the audience too, our team won a few prizes.We humbly place this victorious result at the feet of Pujya Gurudev. 

INTEGRATED  LANGUAGE QUIZ

An Integrated Language Quiz for junior school students in Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil and French was conducted on January 23 in MPH. A total of 64 students representing all the four houses took part in the quiz program. The quiz was held for duration of 1 hour. Each quiz had four rounds. First three rounds were on different topics and they were conducted with the support of PPT, audio and video clips. The fourth round was a rapid fire round in which each house was provided with 1 minute during which the house had to answer as many as questions possible.

The students put forth their effort and performed well. The Winners were recognized for their effort and contribution.

MAHA GAYATHRI HAVAN

Gayathri Mantra is believed as one of the most powerful and supreme mantras in Hindu religion. According to the scriptures, Gayathri is the Mother of all the Vedas and has the power of destroying all sins.

Students at CIRS are privileged to chant and meditate on this mantra in their morning spiritual classes and evening aratis. On 21st January, our students attended a ‘Maha Gayathri Havan’ at the Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore. The chanting went on from 8.30 A.m. to 12.00 noon. The children devotedly chanted the mantra and received the blessings of Mother Gayathri.

SAHODAYA PHYSICAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP 2018

Coimbatore Sahodaya school complex organized a workshop for Physical Education Teachers held at Chinmaya Gardens on 20th and 21st January, 2018. PE teachers from 30 different schools participated in the workshop This workshop gave an insight on developing a structured PE program for the children. Teachers were also involved in making lesson plan for PE. Few thoughts were shared with the teachers on monitoring and assessing students on fitness and skills. Mr. M. Siva Shanmugam, Mr. Srinivasan S., Mr. V. Sundaramoorthi and Mrs. S. Mahadevi participated in the workshop. Overall, it was an enriching experience for our teachers.

JUNIOR SOCIAL SCIENCE QUIZ

Social Science quiz for Juniors was held on 17/01/18.  The very purpose of this quiz is to make the learners aware of the diversity that social science portrays.   There were five rounds in the event, including a special round titled "Civil service round". 

In the Geo-round, students were asked to pick up a lot that contained the names of countries across the world.  They were asked to draw images on a board by while the rest of their team mates need to figure out.  Participants adopted innovative ways to succeed. The students performed extremely well and at the end of the quiz Vyasa secured the first place in the quiz followed by Valmiki, Vasishtha and Vishvamitra.

There were audience round at the end. They gave stunning answers to a set of questions that were asked. The students participated with enthusiasm and with a competitive element. Overall, they enjoyed the quiz. The Principal honoured all the participants with prizes and certificates. 

NATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti was celebrated with lot of reverence and devotion to the great master at CIRS. The celebration started off with a motivational speech and video presentation by Mrs. Manjula in the morning assembly. This was followed by an inspiring song by the students of grade 8.

Varun Naveen Iyer, Armaan Gupta and Karthik Ragunath, dressed up as Swami Vivekananda visited all the classes addressing the students with anecdotes from his life. It gave the children a feel of His presence amongst them. The whole CIRS family welcomed Swamiji with great respect.

The Social Science Department conducted a special quiz in the evening on the life and quotes of Vivekananda. The quiz highlighted the knowledge of the participants and enlightened the others. The winners of the quiz were awarded by Madam Principal.

And that was not the end. Madam Principal concluded the program for the day with an excellent talk elaborating on the idea of ‘YOUTH’ to the students. She energized the children to be good, never lose the desire for Learning, Hopefulness, Determination and their inner strength to remove the fear. Thus, Swami Vivekananda Jayanti was successful in instigating the children to imbibe the qualities of Swami Vivekananda.

INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

As part of Kovai Vizha, an inter-school quiz was organized @ Rathinam Institute of Technology, Echanari on January 10th, to test the extent to which the students are aware of the flora, fauna and the diversity which the Kongu region has in store.  150 students from various city schools took part in the event.

CIRS was represented by two teams.  Our team comprising of Sri Vaibhav of Std VIII and Yohan of Std VII qualified for the finals with a score of 14/20 in the prelims. In the finals, they finished sixth in the event.  They were the youngest team on stage.

The quiz covered a wide range of topics pertaining to Coimbatore.  The experience was truly rewarding.

INNOVENTURE 2017

IntelligencePlus provided a platform for children to discover and exhibit their ideas by conceptualized InnoVenture - India's 1st Ideation and Entrepreneurship Challenge for School Children ranging from grade 5 to grade 9. There were 3 rounds in total.  At CIRS, around 75 children were selected from grade 5 to 9 and trained to attend the 1st round which was held on 6th October, 2017. 22 students were selected for round 2. The selected students had telephonic interview, which itself the 2nd round to assess their communication skills. Out of 22, Varun Iyer of grade 9 got selected for the final round which was held at Pune for 2 days on 26th and 27th January, 2018. On day 1, the children created solutions, models and presentations on the given real world challenges. A challenge statement along with a few tasks was given to the children for which they had to create innovative and sustainable solutions and present it in front of the judges. The children also underwent workshop and had hands-on experience on certain tools and techniques. Our student, Varun Iyer had a special honorary mention by the judges on his presentation. It was indeed a great experience for the child allowing him to gain lifetime experience on Entrepreneurship and Ideation. Varun was awarded with a certificate, activity kit and a voucher of Rs.800 for his participation in the final round.

17TH ALL INDIA HOPE TALENT CONTEST

Our school took part in the 17th All India HOPE Talent Contest in the fields of Art & Essay writing organized by Shoolsindia, Chennai.  Stuti Murarka of Class 9 won the third prize and Trrishala K. of Class 11 got the consolation prize in Art.

Deepthi B. N. & Sriram Menon of Class 11 and  Ria Sali & Shailaja Sharma of Class 12 got silver medals in the Art category.

In the essay writing competition, Swetha Arun of II Year IB won a silver medal.  Poornima Jayaraj Menon of Class 9 and  Aparna S.  & Sushain Garg of class 10 won the bronze medal  in the same category.

TEACHERS ORIENTATION PROGRAM

Just as the new bloom spreads fragrance and freshness around, the New Year added new innovative ideas into teaching for the teachers of CIRS. The whole day’s schedule was meticulously planned and organised.

The orientation started with the New Year message of Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Following that the teachers were kick-started to the session on “Innovation in Education”. This session was conducted by Mr Santhosh (Head - Innovation) of Chrysalis.


He explained different ways where innovation can be implemented in education. He engaged all the teachers with different activities throughout the day.  He emphasized that as a teacher, we have to think Student centric. To implement or to acknowledge the advancement in education, one has to gain the creative confidence. In the morning session he explained the importance of being creative.

In the afternoon session, a group activity was conducted for the teachers where in the teachers got an opportunity to express their creativity in identifying the problem and providing a solution to it. This was the best part of the session where our teachers’ creativity was evident and each group came up with innovative solutions for various problems.


At the end, Mr. Santosh shared some tips on how to keep the students involved and induce creativity in the classroom.

CIRS AWARDED BY EDUCATION TODAY

The Education Today Magazine conducted a survey of best schools in India under various parameters like Academic Reputation, Co-Curricular Education, Sports Education, Holistic Development, Individual Attention, Leadership Quality, Infrastructure, Special Need Education, Innovative Teaching & Value for Money Our school was nominated by the Jury as India`s Best Boarding School for the Jury`s Choice Award. The panel has eminent personalities from the education fraternity with a vision for excellence in education, specializing in analyzing schools in the country & abroad. As a result this survey, CIRS has been awarded India`s Best Boarding school -2017-18 in Tamil Nadu among deserving schools in India (Jury’s Choice Award). The award was presented on 9th December, 2017 at the 5th National Conference on K12 Leadership, 2017-18 in Bangalore.

 

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THRISHNAH INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

On 6/12/18 'Thrishnah inter-school quiz' was held @ CMS matriculation higher secondary school. More than 30 teams took part in the event.  CIRS was represented by Sanjay Srinivasan and Nithin Doni of IB 1st year.   Our team qualified to the finals with a healthy score 18 in the prelims. They finished 4th in the event.

IIT QUIZ

National level quiz competition was conducted by IIT Madras on 4th December, 2018 for schools in various cities. The preliminary for Coimbatore city was conducted and around 200 students participated in the preliminary. Tirth Sadaria and Pragadeeshwar of grade XII represented CIRS in the competition. Mix of various questions from science, technology and current affairs were asked. They performed well and emerged 4th in the quiz and qualified for the next round.

The 2nd round was to write an essay/research report on the topic “Methane as a viable resource and greener method of extraction apart from coal mining”. They put forth their thoughtful ideas and emerged among the top 20 teams and were qualified for final round happened at IIT madras.

3rd round was a conference over a span of 3 days. They attended a workshop on aerodynamics. They also attended 2 quizzes, one on puzzle and other on how things are made. They got a chance to meet a famous racing team, Raftar and interacted with them. Also, they got a chance to visit a biotechnology lab and interacted with PhD students.

On the final day the students were asked to present their view on the topic “Make you own school”. Our children proposed changing the assessment system in schools at present which received a special mention by the judges.

Our children showed complete interest and participated with full enthusiasm. They emerged as 2nd runner up in the competition.

MASQUERADE 2017

CIRS Masqueraded from the 26th to 29th November, 2017. We Masqueraded and we participated in the Inter House Masquerade Spectacle.

VYASA HOUSE

The audience joined the adventures of a princess who was restricted to her castle walls obeying the words of a strange prophecy. She was lured onto a goose chase to a strange world ‘Earth’, by an evil wizard. All fall out of place when she leaves the kingdom. But all get right when it is revealed to the princess that she is the healing crown the “Imperium”.

The best actor was bagged by Aryan Kalaria, best actress by Nandana SK and promising actress by Aishwini Athreya. A truck load of memories truly brought a much deserved “Happily ever after”.

VALMIKI

The adventure of two newly appointed FBI agents, Smith and Parker played by Rajasibi and Shravan Shriyushkumar Gajera was perfectly show cased in the hilariously action packed play, “Vindicta”. When the two agents see a suspicious briefcase exchange in the newly opened casino, they never imagined that the gorgeous Vaneesa Venugopal would have anything to do with it. Till they find a secret formula in a mysterious envelope. The right amount blend of romance and thrill in the form of Jane by Aishwarya and villainous Vaneesa by Varsha, the laugh-out-loud antics of all actors captured the hearts of the audience.

VISHWAMITRA

Set in the backdrop of the bustling city of Mumbai, the world renowned Damon Shaw transmutes into a detective after culminating his boxing career. The metamorphasised detective devotes his life deducing cases that no mortal can. His unquenchable thirst enticed him on a road to the case that even the most advance man could not crack.

An invitation to a party from a dead man- a mysterious killing of a journalist at the party- four suspects to blame it on. This electrifying thriller has the killer still on loose with Damon ready to make others spellbound by revealing his ace. As Damon lays bare his last card, could he win the game or has he finally found his match. Aditya Kumar was commemorated with a Promising Actor Award.

VASISTHA

Vasistha house succeeded in putting up yet another masquerade; ‘The Gambit’, subtly dovetailing the ancient game of chess with the modern world of business. A young businessman steadily ascends the business ladder, finds himself caught in the middle of the murder of his close friends. The meandering tale ultimately ends with a shocking revelation that left a lasting impression on young and old alike. It was truly a nerve-wrecking, controversial and thrilling experience for the audience. The students did their best to contain the element of suspense in the show

CHEMUN XI

XI Chennai Model United Nations Conference was held at American International School, Taramani, Chennai, between 10th November and 12th November 2017. The theme for the conference was Isolationism and Internationalism. Twenty of our students had an opportunity to be the be part of the newly THIMUN reaccredited CHEMUN experience There were 9 committees this year: General Assembly, General Assembly (Legal), Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), Human Rights Council (HRC), Special Committee (SPC), Advisory Panel (APQ), Security Council (SC), Environment Commission (EC) and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). 

 

CHEMUN XI COUNTRY/COMMITTEE LIST – 2017

S.NO.

DELEGATE NAME

COUNTRY

COMMITTEE

1

AVANTHIKA AJAY MENON

HONDURAS

APQ

2

MALINI KALLIYATH

HONDURAS

GA

3

S. SINDHUKAVI

HONDURAS

DISEC

4

SRI VAIBHAV. D

HONDURAS

GA - L

5

R.SHRIVATSA KAARTHIK

HONDURAS

ECOSOC

6

SURYAN DINESH NAIR

HONDURAS

HRC

7

NIHAR MUKUND

HONDURAS

SPC

8

GAYATRI NAMBIAR

HONDURAS

EC

9

RACHIT SANGANI

ESTONIA

ECOSOC

10

VARUN NAVEEN IYER

VENEZUELA

DISEC

11

ABHIGYAN PATNI

VENEZUELA

SPC

12

S. SHAILJA KHEMANI

ESTONIA

HRC

13

ANISH MURUGESAN

VENEZUELA

GA

14

ARYAMAN PAREKH

VENEZUELA

HRC

15

DEEPANSH MUNDRA

VENEZUELA

GA - L

16

RAUNIT AGARWAL

VENEZUELA

ECOSOC

17

MADHAV JAY

ESTONIA

SPC

18

MEDHANSHI VISHAL MANDAWEWALA

ESTONIA

EC

19

SAHITI RAMESH GANDURI

ESTONIA

GA - L

20

SANJAY SRINIVASAN

ESTONIA

GA

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

The National Science Olympiad is organized every year by the Science Olympiad Foundation to motivate students to strive for better and deeper understanding of scientific facts and data to enhance their reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills. It was conducted in the month of November 2017. All students of CIRS from Grade 4 to 11 participated in the science Olympiad.

Students gave an outstanding performance and following is the list of students who were awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal for being the School Topper.

CLASS

NAME OF THE STUDENT

SCHOOL RANK

TYPE OF MEDAL

4 Anjali Raveendran Savi 1 GOLD
5 Lokeshwar Reddy Thota 1 GOLD
5 V. Manassa 2 SILVER
5 Hazel Garg 3 BRONZE
6 Kavya Vishnu Kanteti  1 GOLD
6 D. J. Ciranthan 2 SILVER
6 Vanshika Garg 3 BRONZE
6 Kirthi Sudhagar 3 BRONZE
7 Amogh Sriman 1 GOLD
7 Mithansh Raxesh 1 GOLD
7 Manit R. Malani 1 GOLD
7 S. S. Manikanta Suryadeva 2 SILVER
7 Meghana Santosh 2 SILVER
7 Daakshi Singh 2 SILVER
7 Priyal Saraf 2 SILVER
7 Srijan Varma 3 BRONZE
7 Pratham Agarwal 3 BRONZE
7 Ushma Ketan Shah 3 BRONZE
8 Maahi Agarwal 1 GOLD
8 Prashil U. Savalia 2 SILVER
8 Anirudh Agrawal 2 SILVER
8 Shivansh P. Mundra 3 BRONZE
9 Dishta Singh Bhel 1 GOLD
9 V. Harsheni 2 SILVER
9 Mananshu Nilleshbhai 3 BRONZE
10 Arnav Batra 1 GOLD
10 Aryan Manish Kalaria 2 SILVER
10 Pulkit Dalmia 3 BRONZE
11 G. Raghul 1 GOLD
11 Hemanth Khemka 2 SILVER
11 L. K. Ridu Varshini 3 BRONZE

2ND STATE LEVEL YOGASANA COMPETITION

Rathinam Technical Campus, Eachanari, Coimbatore in collaboration with Sri Veeramaruthi Yoga Centre, Coimbatore organized a State level Yogasana Competition on 25th November, 2017. Around 500 students from 40 different schools participated in the competition. Our students displayed an outstanding performance and won the following prizes.

Group-2 –V & VI (Boys)

Jay Shailesh Uttamchandani of V-A secured fourth Place

Group 3 - VII & VIII (Boys)

P. Adhav Ram of VIII-A secured third Place

Group 3 - VII & VIII (Girls)

Sahithya D. of VII-A secured third Place

It is also noticeable that our PE teacher, Mrs. Mahadevi also participated in the competition and won the third position.

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE COURSE (TOK)

As part of the IB Theory of Knowledge Course (TOK), students have to cover an Area of Knowledge called Religious Knowledge system. In this, students were given the list of religion and split into groups to present their findings on the assigned religions keeping in mind certain questions which were given as triggers. Few sample questions are as follows:

  1. What religious rituals are you most familiar with in this religion? Do any of these have a deep spiritual meaning?
  2. Can you imagine this religion without rituals? What would be lost? What do these religious rituals help you - or others - to know?
  3. What religious myths are you most familiar with in this religion? Do any of these have a deep spiritual meaning?

The students did a research and came up with many ideas, explanations and solutions. The students presented their view in the assembly to their entire school. They shared the similarities and differences in the values from the various religious practices

This was also a part of our ISA activity which was about how values and responsibility comes to an individual and what will be the role of religion in it.
It was truly an enriching experience to the students.

RUN FOR INDIA

CIRS took an initiative and organized a rally – “Run for India” creating awareness on vital areas, which builds strong nation, such as education, civic sense, women empowerment, and health education. Together, 120 cadets from 1st and 2nd year participated in the rally. The rally started from Coimbatore NCC Group Headquarters 4 TN BN – Coimbatore and terminated at Chinmaya International Residential School. The event was flagged off by Commanding Officer Col. Manoj PV.

This event highly attracted the vicinities. Our students started the rally and crossed through various areas such as Singanallur, Ramanathapuram, Sungam, Ukkadam, Selvapuram, Perur, Alandurai, and Irutupalam and lastly reached CIRS. On the command of our school NCC officer, Siva Shanmugam the NCC cadets passed on the national flag to the Residential Director, Swami Anukoolananda, NCC flag to the principal, Madam Shanti Krishnamoorthy and the school flag to the headmistress Madam Rajeshwari and completed the rally. At the end, the students shared their reflections on the whole awareness campaign and they meticulously enjoyed the rally.

CIRS AWARDED BY BRAINFEED

Brainfeed magazine is one of the pioneers in the field targeting the entire education sector from primary to high school education.  Every year, they identify the top schools across the country using the services of fore,  a multidisciplinary research organisation specializing in election surveys, market research, opinion polls and performance appraisal of educational institutions under various categories and award them.  This year, our school is selected as the best international school with highest happiness quotient and brand influence in Tamil Nadu.  We are happy to share with the parents that this school excellence award was presented to our school during their 5th Annual Educational Conference held on 12th November in Bangalore.

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SENIOR ENGLISH DEBATE

An inter house debate was held for the senior school on the 3rd of November 2017, with the motion “What India needs today- Politicians or Soldiers”. Two students from each house took part in the debate, one for the topic and one against the topic. The debate went with high fervour as each side was strong on their points.

Finally as only one can be the winner, the Winner position ‘For the motion’, was bagged by Abhigyan of IXth grade, Valmiki House and ‘Against the motion’ was won by Aparna of Xth grade, Vyasa House. The runner up for ‘For the motion’ was Varun Iyer of IXth grade, Vishwamitra House and ‘Against the motion’ was Mrithika of Xth grade, Valmiki House. 

The participants and the audience had an enriching experience through this debate which made them to ponder over the current state of our country. This was revealed through the rebuttal and the questions posed by the audience to the participants.

BHAI DOOJ

Bhai Dooj is a prominent Hindu festival when sisters pray to the Gods for long and prosperous lives for their brothers. It is celebrated two days after the popular festival of Diwali. This year, Bhai Dooj was celebrated on October 21.

At CIRS, Bhai Dooj was magnificently celebrated. To signify the purity of siblinghood, the students are provided an opportunity to express their love and respect towards their brothers. To make their brothers feel special, the sisters together made surprising programs. Grade vise, students were provided different venues where they put up variety of program for their fellow brothers. Girls expressed their love through music, dance, skit and poem. Boys were moved by the adoration showered by their sisters. The program was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone reminding everyone to respect the divine brother-sister relationship.

GRD TALENT TEST

On 7/10/17, GRD talent test was held @ PSG College of technology. The following students participated in the event in the English medium category.

1.       Mrithika (X - B)

2.       Rithu (X - A)

3.       Seshank (IX - B)

4.       Nihar Mukund (IX – B)

5.       Surtarangini (IX - C)

 The test comprised of questions from Geography, History, Current affairs, Science and Mathematics.

Seshank emerged as center topper with a score of 65%

CIRS RANKS 2ND IN THE COUNTRY

For the past nine years Education world magazine has been publishing the Annual education World India School Rankings with the C fore –the well known Delhi based market research and opinion polls agency. They rate over 800 of India’s most high profile schools on 14 parameters- academic reputation, faculty competence, leadership quality, pastoral care,  sports education etc.

At CIRS, we are happy to share with everyone that in the 2017 survey, CIRS has been ranked 1st in Tamil Nadu for the sixth consecutive year and 2nd in All India level in the Co-Ed Boarding School category. The award was handed over to our Headmistress, Ms. Rajeshwari in a function held on 22nd September in New Delhi.

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NAVARATRI - the festival of victory over evil

Navaratri at CIRS was celebrated with intense devotion and adoration of the mother in different forms. Students were enlighten with the knowledge behind the tradition of worshipping mother as Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Sarasvati for the nine days. They chanted “Medha Suktham” with complete reverence in their hearts. All nine days started with the Arati of the Mother Shakti. Remembering the mother Goddess all day, they also chanted matrustavanam followed by the bhajan in the evening Arati. Culture talks were given on the 9 different forms of the mother.

Children worshipped Mother Sarasvati by worshipping their textbooks. Pooja was performed for all the vehicles and machinery that we use every day. On the auspicious day of Vijayadashami, Swamiji explained the significance of initiating the process of education on Vijayadashami in our Indian culture. All the language teachers made the children repeat the vowels of the language.

Our children of CIRS performed Dandia Raas with their colourful traditional dresses and bamboo sticks.

Finally, the most awaited event of Ravan Dahan was performed in the evening signifying the victory of Rama, the Goodness over Ravana, the evil. Children also presented a beautiful dance presentation. Thus, Navaratri was truly an auspicious and devotional experience for everyone at CIRS.

KATHA UTSAV

Katha Utsav is an initiative of ‘Search for Excellence’ in Creative Writing at school level across India. 15 of our students sent their entry in the month of September. Among them, four were selected for semi-finals for the south-zone Katha Utsav, children writer’s festival.

Name

Grade

Gayatri Nambiar

IX

Vigneshwar

X

Tarun Rajkumar

X

Vasika

IB 2nd year

           

Due to personal reasons, our children couldn’t attend the final selection and proceed further. However, they have proven their creativity and rose on top in the initial selection process.

CBSE CLUSTER SOCCER TOURNAMENT 2017

Our school participated in the CBSE Cluster Soccer Tournament, which was organized by Chellappan Vidya Mandir International School, Coimbatore from 18th September to 21st September, 2017. Around 72 schools participated in the competition. Our school team was represented by 15 students from grade 8 to 10 in Under-17 category. Our boys played well and emerged as Semi-finalist.

SAHODAYA MATHEMATICS WORKSHOP 2017

The Sahodaya workshop for Mathematics teachers was organised by the Sahodaya Coimbatore on 16th of September, 2017 at National Model Senior Secondary School, Coimbatore. Around 72 teachers from different CBSE schools, in and around Coimbatore attended the one day workshop on Mathematics. The program was inaugurated by Smt.Navamani, Principal, Angappa Senior Secondary School. Smt. Geetha, Principal of National Model Senior Secondary School presented the welcome address and the overview of the workshop. The inaugural function was presided by Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy, Principal, Chinmaya International Residential School.

Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy, Smt. Sivagama Sundari and Smt. Bhuvaneswari conducted the workshop on different topics. The main areas of focus were

  • Maths Phobia
  • Real Life Situations
  • Learning Maths through Activities and Games
  • Question Paper Setting and
  • Values through Maths

The workshop started off with a session by Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy on Maths Phobia and Real life situations. The main focus was on how to remove the fear for Maths amongst children. The session also emphasised the need for introducing real life situations in teaching Maths. It was an eye opening session. 

The second session was on ‘Learning Maths through Activities and Games’. All the teachers participated actively and learnt different activities and games that can be used in the Mathematics classroom. The next session on Question paper setting was dealt by Smt. Sivagama Sundari. It was highly informative and useful for the teachers. The last session on ‘Imparting Values through Maths’ by Smt. Bhuvaneswari  focused on the different ways by which values can be imparted through Mathematics teaching.

All the sessions were very informative and the teachers learnt through activities, games, videos and discussions. Towards the end of the workshop, some of the teachers presented the verbal feedback of the overall session.

All the teachers expressed their appreciation towards Sahodaya for organising and conducting this enriching workshop and requested for more such workshops to be conducted in the future.

SAHODHAYA COMMERCE WORKSHOP 2017

The Sahodhaya Commerce Workshop was organised by the Sahodhaya Coimbatore and was held on 11th of September, 2017 at Chinmaya International Residential School. 56 teachers, from 27 different schools, in and around Coimbatore attended the one day workshop on various subjects of Commerce Stream. The program was inaugurated by Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy, Principal, CIRS who also gave the welcome address and the overview of the workshop.

The workshop started off with an icebreaking session, where, all the teachers got to know each other and the purpose of the workshop through 15 assigned Commerce related task.

Ms. Paramita, Smt. Annapoorni and Smt. Rajeshwari conducted the workshop for Accountancy, Business Studies and Economics respectively. The main area which was covered were:

  • Activity Based Teaching
  • Inquiry Based Teaching
  • Approaches to Project Work
  • Discussion on various aspects of Board Examination (Curriculum, Sample paper, Blueprint, etc.)
  • Discussion on HOTS and Value Based Questions
  • Using IT and Case Studies on Current Affairs etc.

The sessions were very informative and the teachers learnt through activities, games, worksheets, videos and discussions. Towards the end of the workshop, one teacher from each Subject gave verbal feedback of the overall session.


All the teachers expressed their appreciation towards Sahodhaya and CIRS for organising and conducting this enriching workshop and requested for more such workshops to be conducted in the future.

GANESH UTSAV CELEBRATIONS

Ganesh Chaturthi at CIRS was celebrated in a glorious and an impressive manner hailing Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Pooja was done on all the 10 days in the morning followed by Ganesh Arati in the evening. Each Grade was given the opportunity to perform the Pooja and Ganesh Arati. They expressed their bhakti and love for Ganesha through their beautiful Presentations. The significance of Ganesh Chaturthi, worshipping the Great Lord in the form of Vigraha and finally witnessing Him everywhere as the Infinite was made clear to the students. Lovely and classy rangoli’s were also made by the students for Ganesh Ji.

On the final day the pooja was performed by the administrative staffs. Ganapati’s idol from ashram was brought to the school, and at the end of the pooja both the idols were taken in a procession accompanied by staffs and students. Ganesha was carried to Sadivayal Lake by the big team of CIRS teachers and Ashram Devotees. . Lord Ganesha, the Lord of five elements immersed himself in one of the elements, water. Thus the Ganesh Utsav completed with a happy note. 

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TEACHERS DAY MEDICAL QUIZ

The Indian Medical Association, Coimbatore had organized the Teachers Day Medical Quiz for school Teachers and Students of Coimbatore District on 31st August 2017 as part of the Teachers Day celebration. It was held at SBOA School Conference Hall at Chokkampudur, Coimbatore. It was a unique competition as the contesting teams comprised of a teacher and a student. Around 40 teams from various schools across Coimbatore participated in the event.


Our school team was represented by Mrs. Seema Sivakumar (Biology teacher) and Kumari Shailaja Kumar of 12th Science. The preliminary round was a written round consisting of 20 questions out of which 6 teams qualified for the final round. Unfortunately our team did not qualify for the final round. Yet, they returned with lot of information and experience. The quiz master was Dr, Rajesh Babu (Neurosurgeon) who shared some interesting information on ‘Skin donation’. The event was overall an enriching experience.

LITERARY FEAST 2017

A Two day Inter School Literary Event was held on 30th & 31st August 2017 at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore. On 31st August, The English Literary Society of that College conducted following competitions: Creative Writing, Elocution, Spell Bee, Switch Talk, and PHENOM’17 Quiz.

About 698 students from 41 different schools participated in the competition. Out school was represented by 12 students in various competitions. Our students secured following prizes:

Creative Writing
Armaan Gupta (Class IX) - II position

Elocution
Lakshmi Annamalai (Class XII) - II position

Spell Bee
Abhigyan Patni (Class IX) -  II position
Anagha Subash (IB 1st Year) - III position

Switch Talk
Vinayak Krishnan (IB 2nd Year) - II position

PHENOM’17 Quiz
Sanjay Srinivasan (IB 1st Year) & Mehul Patel (Class X) - IV position
      

     

Our children also procured the Overall Championship, for the third consecutive year.

ANCQ - 2017

The Australian National Chemistry Quiz (ANCQ) is a unique chemical education activity. It provides a major focus for secondary school students on the relevance of chemistry in an exciting and stimulating way. ANCQ 2017 attracts over 100,000 students from classes 7 to 12, representing around 1500 schools in 21 countries including India. As per the philosophy of the event top 40% of the children will get certificates of high distinction, distinction and credit.

From CIRS, the students of Grade X, XI and XII participated in the quiz. Out of which, three students got high distinction, and 14 received prize in distinction category. Many received credit as well.

High distinction

  1. Aman Surana of Grade XI
  2. Vishweshwae Ramanakumar of IB 1st year
  3. Bharath Santhosh of IB 2nd year

Distinction

  1. Nithin Dhony of IB 1st year
  2. Vasika venugopal of IB 2nd year

The students realized the important role that chemistry plays in many of the fundamental processes which they encounter in their science course

IIMUN CHAMPIONSHIP CONFERENCE

Indian International Model United Nations 2017 - Championship Conference was held at Aamby Valley City, Pune, between 24th August and 27th August. Twenty of our students have got an opportunity to be the delegates in that conference, who represented the following Committees and countries. 

Name of the Student

Committee

Country

Rohan Agarwala Security Council France
Ria Sali Security Council France
Maharshi Malani DISEC France
Swetha Arun ECOFIN France
Nandana Santhosh SOCHUM France
Pragadeeshwaran ADMIN France
Yatharth Dhoot LEGAL France
Krishna Jindal SPECPOL France
Krishna Poddar UNEP France
Abhijit Menon CSW France
Janaki Sampath Lok Sabha Gandhi , Smt. Sonia
Diya Patel Harry Potter Severus Snape
Pulkit Dalmia Mahabharata Dushasana
Dev Kalaria BCCI Virat Kohli
Anirudh P K IP Ukraine
Mehul Patel DISEC Ukraine
Kartikey Tripathi ECOFIN Ukraine
Kirtana A SOCHUM Ukraine
Santhoshi S ADMIN Ukraine
Sanskriti Pandey LEGAL Ukraine

 

We are so delighted to inform that our students have secured following awards.

Best Photographer - Anirudh P K
Special Mention - Dev Kalaria
Best Delegate - Pulkit Dalmia
High Commendation - Pragadeeshwaran
Verbal Mention - Krishna Poddar

KATHAI KALATTA - An International Story telling Festival

Story telling is the most interactive art of using words and actions, enriching and expanding listener's imagination, an ideal method of presenting a story and a great tool to convey an important message. This idea came alive in Chandrakanthi Public school, when Ms Jeeva from Chennai narrated interactive and interesting stories to a bunch of eager and curious students. Students of Shishu Vatika from Ukg to class 4, a total of 21 students attended the  Kathai Kalatta, Fourth Edition of "Under the Aalamaram - An International Storytelling Festival" in Coimbatore at Chandrakanthi Public School, Tex Park Road, Peelamedu.

The session was quite interactive and the room was filled with the murmur, giggles and laughter of the little ones who actively sang and repeated the various songs and punches in the story. At the end of the session, the children become aware of their imagination and creative energies.

 

ENGLISH WEEK CELEBRATIONS

English week was celebrated from 21st August to 26 August 2017 at CIRS. The head of the department, Ms Sandipa B, introduced the English Week proceedings in the morning assembly, giving a detailed plan of the activities to be conducted during the week. The week long programme had an inter-house HAM (Half-A-Minute) competition for grades 9 and 10 on 22nd August. Following that an inter-house English Quiz was conducted for the junior school students on 23rd August. It was a roller coaster ride for the students as the quiz had varieties of rounds from literary devices to fairy tales to movies to rapid fire round.

The battle of words, an inter house debate competition was conducted for grades 11 and 12 on 24th August. The topic for the debate was ‘The HRD Ministry should hold qualifying entrance tests for politicians before swearing in as Member Parliament of Rajya Sabha.’ Apart from these competitions, folk tales were told by Mrs. Lakshmi Priya to the junior school students in their respective English classes. Activities based on English language development were organised for the senior school students by their respective English teachers.

The English Week celebration was aimed at developing passion and love for the language. It was also proposed to hone the speaking skills and to kindle the reading skills of the students. The competitions and activities proved to be an eye opener for all the students. Over all the English Week was enjoyed by the students and teachers as well.

HAM
1st Position -  Armaan Gupta (9D) – Valmiki House
2nd Position – Aryan Kalaria (10A) – Vyasa House
3rd Position – Enaish Arora (10B) – Vasishta House

Junior School English Quiz

First Place – Vasishta House
Advika Rajesh Menon – 8B
Rinu Thranavi – 7B
Tanisha Sawa – 7B
Malini Kalliyath – 8B

Second Place – Vyasa House
Arnav A. – 7A
Vikram R. – 8D
J. Pranav – 8D
Seethai – 7A

Third Place - Vishwamitra House
Arnav Alok Ghurde – 8A
Shrishti Agarwal – 7C
Mitra R. – 8D
Manit Ravi Malani – 7C

 

English Debate (Super Seniors)

FOR THE MOTION:
1st : Ramya Chitturi - Vasishta
2nd: Anish Murugesh- Valmiki
3rd: Vasika V G - Vyasa
4th: Kovarthana - Vishwamitra


 AGAINST THE MOTION:
1st : Arundhati Panicker - Vishwamitra
2nd: Anagha Subhash - Vasishtha
3rd: Rhea - Valmiki
4th: Sanjay Srinivasan - Vyasa

OPEN FORUM (SCIENCE VS SPIRITUALITY) – Grade XI & XII

Man with his great gift of curiosity has always wondered about the secrets of the Universe, he has always tried to find his origin, has tried to trace back the very Beginning. On this quest, he has developed around logic and reason and reason has termed himself to be Scientific. Is he truly Scientific, or is the term itself a deception to satisfy his unfulfilled dream of tracing back to the highest. If so, is he truly scientific? There is always a conflict between Science and Spirituality rooted in our brain

People have vented out these thoughts in a variety of manner. Science vs Spirituality does seem to have found common grounds even today. This was the essence of the open forum conducted for grade XI and XII students of CIRS by Swami Anukoolananda, where they defied convention and looked at both the stands with an open mind. Questions were raised, “,"Is god Scientific?" or "Is science Spiritual?" The discussion was so deep which made the students to think higher. At the end of the discussion students understood that the bottom line is merely Faith and Belief. What we say as science is already exists. The scientists’ just discovered the ideas which were already there. And they had faith in their own discovery which paved way to give a form to the ideas and called it inventions. Similarly in spirituality, it is the faith that an individual have on the creator. When there are creations there should be a creator. Swami Chinmayananda quoted, “Faith is, ‘To believe what you do not see’, the reward of which is, ‘you see what you believed’.” This was a gist of the discussion which was obviously an enough dosage to steal their sleeps.

DRAWING AND PAINTING COMPETITION

CIRS took part in the Drawing & Painting Competition orgainzied by the Kovai Vidyashram on 19th August, 2017.  300 students from 38 schools in and around Coimbatore took part in it. 

In the category IV for classes 6 to 8, ARNAV ALOK GHURDE won the third prize. 

In the category V for classes 9 and 10, Sakthi S won the first prize.

CIRS family congratulates the winners for their achievement.

 

CYBER EDUCATION - AN AWARENESS PROGRAM

Cyber threat” – It is not just knowledge. It is high time that our students should know about this threat and should take the precautions. After all, knowing isn’t doing. Doing is doing. We were delighted to have Mr. Sudhakar amidst to interact with our students on Cyber Education.

The session started with the words of wisdom from our Resident Director, Swami Anukoolananda, on becoming a “Yogi”. He beautifully explained who is a Yogi. Yogi is the most successful person. Yogi constantly unites oneself with the higher. Yogi will lead a balanced life. Finally, Yogi will be 100% involved in the action they do. Showing the children the path of real world, Swamiji blessed our children to become a Yogi.

Then the most awaited session, session by Mr. Sudhakar on Cyber Awareness get started. He began the session by projecting the survey on different aspects of social media. We were dismayed looking into the survey and understood that maximum number of people is spending time online valueless and hooked up with social media. Mr. Sudhakar emphasized on different issues and the consequences of being online and interacting with the unknown. He also highlighted the privacy issues that people face when they get into the social media and one should be very careful about the data they share. He also stressed that more a person is online more he/she get affected physically or mentally. He finished the session by saying that it is always advisable to have a face to face conversation.

Then the students had an activity. Each group was given different topics on Security and Cyber Bullying. Each group came out with different solutions for the security and cyber bullying issues. Each group prepared a small presentation in the chart given and they presented it wonderfully. At the end of the day, the students understood the risks of being active in social media and they also understood the safety measures that they have to take to prevent themselves from being the victims.

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT CIRS

At CIRS, the Independence Day started with reverence to our national Flag. Madam Principal hoisted our National Flag. CIRS students presented a March-past followed by which CIRS choir comprising X grade children presented two patriotic songs.

Swami Anukoolananda Ji addressed the children on being strong within, to be righteous, to avoid bad things and to be uncompromisingly truthful to the nation. Only when the individual is strong within, strong nation emerges. When the nation is strong, there will be no corruption. So the corruption emerges from within and it is the responsibility of the individual to wipe out the corruption. Madam Principal also motivated the children and reminded them what it is to be an Indian. Followed by principal, Smt.Saranya addressed the students’ emphasizing the greatness of our nation. Junior school and the senior school were shown patriotic movies.

There was a special program on Independence Day in the evening. Raahi Tejas Shah of grade 5, Tanisha of grade 6 and Aadya of grade 7 shared an inspiring speech. Few students also filled the hall with patriotism by their songs. A speech by Gurudev was played for the children. Our Balmandir students captivated the audience with their dance performance.

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KRISHNA JANMASTAMI CELEBRATIONS

Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at CIRS started with the Lord Krishna Puja in the morning. Students were immersed in the puja and invoked Lord Krishna in their hearts.

Furthermore, this day become more remarkable as we, the CIRS family, had an opportunity to receive Kalam Sandesh Vahini: Vision 2020 of former president, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam which was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 27 at Rameshwaram was received by CIRS on this auspicious day. The bus, jointly designed by House of Kalam and Chinmaya Mission is a project to spread the message of Kalam, making people aware of his contribution to the educational and scientific growth of the nation. The mobile exhibition dep-*icts the early life, education and different phases and accomplishments at ISRO including Pokhran II in which Kalam played a major role. It was an eye-opener to all the students and was very inspiring. Our students and teachers were motivated by the inspiring messages, presentations and pictures of the former President

The most awaited part of the Day, the Birth of Sri Krishna was celebrated midnight. When the love is towards something low, we FALL in LOVE. But when the love is towards the higher, we gradually RISE in LOVE. And there are nine forms by which we can express the love to the lord which was beautifully projected by our children in the form of dance drama. Thus they had a perfect caption for the skit “Rise in LOVE”. This heart-melting performance instilled the love and devotion for our Krishna. After that, we witnessed the birth of Lord Krishna and had a mid night puja. Later, our students also had pot-breaking session which they thoroughly enjoyed.

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SAHODAYA TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2017

Our school students participated in the Coimbatore Sahodaya Table Tennis Tournament 2017 which was held at Saundaraja Vidyalayal at Dindugal on 12th August, 2017. Around 30 schools participated in the tournament. Our school students participated in under 14, under 16 and under 19 boys category.

They retained the runner-up positions in under 16 singles, under 19 singles and under 19 doubles. Two of our students, Venkatesh Marella of grade 10 – under 19 category and S. Aswath of grade 7 – under 14 category received the promising player award. They added yet another feather in their cap and bought laurels to the school.

SPARK INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

On 12/8/17, Chennai IIT conducted an inter-school quiz titled “Spark”.  It was held in Suguna Pip School Auditorium. A total of 150 students from various schools took part in the event. After a preliminary round, 4 teams were selected to play in the finals which will be held in the IIT campus in Chennai.  CIRS was represented by 4 teams.  

The team comprising of Pragadeeshwaran and Tirth Sadaria of XII CBSE advanced to the next round. This quiz had a right mix of questions starting from Science to General Knowledge.  

Last year, we missed the qualifying round by a narrow margin.  This year, our quizzers proved their mettle and intellectual caliber by answering questions which were framed from a myriad of topics connected to technology and science.  

CHEMISTRY WORKSHOP - 21ST CENTURY LEARNING FOR TEACHERS

CBE SSC organized the One-Day Chemistry workshop as a part of the 21st Century Learning for Teachers on 9th August 2017. The resource person was Mrs. Maya George, subject expert in Chemistry, and presently the Principal of KV INS Dronacharya, Cochin. In her discourse, she discussed on how to train children to write answers highlighting the keywords, as Chemistry being a subject that demands a lot of specificity to the answers rather than diagrams. During the course she instilled the confidence and encouraged the teachers to inspire the Class XII students for their board exams.

HARRY POTTER INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

Harry Potter has captured the imagination of the current generation.  When a quiz is conducted on the Harry potter series, the Harry potter quotient is put into test.  This is what happened in Brookfields on 5th of August when 4 teams from CIRS competed in the most awaited Inter-School Quiz, probably the first of its kind in this year's quizzing calender.

The team comprising of Sahiti of XI and Krishna Priya Mohan of XII qualified for the finals by clearing the prelims with a phenomenal score of 19 out of 20.  In the finals, they finished 4th in the event.  Sahiti won a series of gift hampers worth Rs.1,500.

When the CIRS teams stepped out of the quizzing venue, they realized that they had a mark by making their qualitative presence on and off the stage.

Teams that couldn't qualify were on their toes during the audience round.  On the whole, it was a delightful experience for the Harry Potter fans who were able to give prompt answers whenever the quiz master confronted them by unleashing tough  and unpredictable  questions from his data bank.

QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT RESOLUTION DAY

To mark the occasion of the QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT RESOLUTION day (09-August), a presentation was shared with the students of Junior school and senior school.   Morning assembly was used as a perfect platform to share the spirit of the day with the student community at large.  Prior to a short presentation, two students delivered a speech that revolved around the circumstances that led to the launching of quit India movement. 

Junior School: Kryta Iyenger and Anant Agarwal (Class VIII)
Senior School: Varun Iyer and Neha (Class IX)

The impact of this movement in the life of Gurudev was explained in the course of the presentation. The speakers also highlighted the impact of the movement with reference to states such as Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Andra Pradesh.   In the end, they urged the present generation to cherish the noble ideals of the Indian freedom movement in their day to day life.   The presentation ended with a statement that no nation can be enslaved if the citizens have higher levels of awareness, unity and patriotic spirit.  This presentation was done to instil a fierce sense of pride on mother India and those who fought for the nation's freedom.

CIRS CELEBRATES RAKSHABANDHAN WITH JOY

Relationships are the essence of any festivity and it holds true for any Indian festival. Each occasion brings the family together which calls for a celebration. Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of one such relation - that of a brother and a sister.

The day at CIRS began with the changing of Sacred Thread Ceremony Avani Avittam (Upakarma ceremony) in which quite number of teachers and children participated.

Followed by Upakarma, all the students gathered in quadrangle to celebrate the unchangeable relationship, brother-sister relationship. Sisters applied tilak and tied rakhis on the right wrist of the brother and exchanged sweets.

There was a special program in the evening, where the brothers organized a show for their sisters in each grade separately. They presented the show with the skit, music, dance, poem and much more expressing their love for the sisters. Thus, the pure love was expressed and celebrated by the sisters and brothers.

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ANONYMOUS IT WIZ 2.0

4 teams from CIRS participated in the Anonymous IT Wiz 2.0 Quiz held on 04/08/2017 at the SNS College of Technology, Saravanampatti.  Around 50 teams participated in the prelims round out of which 8 teams qualified to the final round.

2 of our teams made it to the final round. Team 1 comprising of A. Charan and S. Pragadeeshwaran secured the third position. They were awarded a book by Jay Asher, an 8 GB pen drive and certificates. Team 2 comprising of Tirth Sadaria and Vinayak Krishnan secured the fourth position. They were awarded with a Certificate of Participation.

FORTIS NATIONAL PYSCH-ED QUIZ

The Fortis Healthcare Department of Mental Science conducted the second Fortis National Pysch-Ed Quiz on 4th August 2017. It was an online test conducted for students from almost 460 schools and from our school Shailja Sharma of 12th Science, Lakshmi Annamalai of 12th Management and Abhijith Menon of IB 2nd year got qualified for the zonal round (Semi final).  The students participated in the zonal round held at Bangalore on 19th August 2017. Our school bagged the 6th position in zonal round. Unfortunately our students did not go through the finals. However they were awarded certificates for clearing the preliminary round. A book was given as a consolation prize for our school.

GURUDEV'S ARADHANA DAY

3rd August 2016 is very special for the whole Chinamya family, as it was on this day that Swami Chinmayananda took Mahasamadhi. The day started with “Swadhyayanam” where the children listened to Gurudev’s talk. Different videos on developing Good Habits, Goal Setting were shown to the children to reflect.

Followed by Swadhyayanam, Children were taken for “Parikramam” where they did pradakshina chanting Gurudev’s Name for 108 times and offered their prayers to Gurudev. All the members of CIRS, students as well teachers, with devotion performed Gurudev’s paduka puja surrendering oneself completely to Gurudev. After complete surrender, with the peaceful mind, the students went back to the dorm and continued to meditate on Guru through “Japanam”. So the Children were made to do “Likhita Japa’

“Atma Nivedanam” was the spectacular sight where the old council members handed over their office to the New Council. The Oath taking ceremony presided by the Principal bestowed upon the council members their new roles and responsibilities, while the outgoing councils was thanked for their service by giving a certificate and memento.

Followed by “AtmaNivedanam”, we had the session of “Arpanam”, where Our Acharyas Swamini Vimalananda Amma, Swami Anukoolananda Ji and other acharyas were given vastra dhaan. She also gave the Subhashi Award to the students.

Followed by Vastra Dhaan, All the acharyas and the dharmasevaks from Chinmaya Gardens had their bhiksha, “Upacharanam.”

In the evening the children are also overloaded with fun and happiness with “Shravanam & Smaranam” Sessions. Multitalented Quiz was conducted on Gurudev with several rounds in Elocution, Bhajans, Skit and Drawing. The children participated according to their houses and the “Vyasa” house bagged the first prize.

After having all lively sessions, the day ended with “Ramanam,” an excellent show by the students showing Gurudev descending from Samadhi. Our students also projected the importance of being the citizen of India and created awareness on becoming a true Indian. The lights and sounds made the day delightful.

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BATTLE OF BRAINS

On 29/7/17, the ‘Battle of Brains’, an  inter school quiz was held in GKD matriculation school. 3 teams from CIRS represented the school. True to the name, the event made the participants to indulge in an intellectual battle in terms of strategies, clues, recollections and speculations at times. The quiz covered a wide range of topics and was full of twists and turns.  The questions in the prelims covered more areas in the domain of current affairs. As the quiz progressed, the difficulty level began to raise gradually.  Finals was a keenly contested event as all the 6 teams on stage had an eye on the much awaited trophy given by a school which has developed the reputation of being a quizzing hub.

Team 1 comprised of Pragadeeshwaran – XII Science and Sanjay Srinivasan – IB I st year. Team 2 comprised of Vinayak – IB 2nd yr and Abhigyan Patni – IX D. Team 3 comprised of Deepansh Mundar – XI, Nithin Dony – IB 1st year.

In the prelims, all three teams scored 15 and above. Team 1 advanced to the finals with a score of 18.  As per rule, the organizers allowed only one team from a school.  Hence, the other two teams could not make it to the finals. 

In the finals, team one secured 95 points and emerged as the winners of the quiz.  They received a winning trophy besides a cash prize of Rs.5000 each.

Abhigyan Patni of IX D and Nithin Dony made their first appearance for CIRS.  All the participants put in their best.

By registering a spectacular victory, Pragadeeshwarn and Sanjay have proved again that for them quizzing is a serious business and they are still in the race as leading contenders.

We dedicate this victory at the humble feet of Gurudev.

KAL AAJ AUR KAL

To encourage and motivate children in their singing talent with Karaoke and with live instrument, the Music Department had organized a musical evening “Kal Aaj aur Kal “.

It was on 28th July 2017 evening in Amphi theatre for the seniors from classes 9th to 12th.

12 children participated and they performed movie songs with the karaoke and live instruments as well. 

The program was based on the theme "Parents". Children sang wonderful songs on their parents. The audience had tears for few songs.

NAGA PANCHAMI 2017

In Hindu religion, nature’s creature, plant, movable and immovable things are considered as form of God. Nag Panchami is a very important festival celebrated on the fifth day after the Amavasya in Shravan month, which falls in the month of July or August.

CIRS celebrated Nagapanchami with Naga  Panchami Pooja in the ashram. Abhishek was given to Naga Devata. All the students participated in the Pooja with same vigor and devotion. They also offered milk to the Den in the ashram and were absorbed in chanting “Om Nama Shivaya”.

ENGLISH CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

Every year, Coimbatore Sahodhya Schools Complex (CbeSSC) provides a platform to bring out the latent potential of the students from all the CBSE schools.

This year, CbeSSC conducted English Creative Writing Competition at Reeds International School Coimbatore. From our school, four students from class 8 to 12 took part in the competition. The students were focused and expressed their creativity. Sahiti Ramesh G of grade 11 Management secured 2nd position. She received a medal and a certificate.

CBSE CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CONTEST

Crossword puzzles help students enhance their vocabulary, lateral thinking, reasoning and analytical abilities. The CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest 2017 is the largest crossword solving championship for school students in India. The city level contest for this year was held at Delhi Public School Coimbatore on 26th July, 2017. Pragadeshwaran of XII CBSE science and Abhigyan Patni of class IX represented CIRS and emerged as Runners.

SENIOR SCHOOL ENGLISH QUIZ 2017

The Department of English conducted an Inter School English Quiz for the senior school on 26 July 2017. Students from grades 9 to 12 represented their respective houses. The quiz consisted of Literature round, pronunciation round, idioms and idiomatic expressions round, one word substitution round, dumb charades round and rapid fire round. The rounds covered various language aspects of English like tenses, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc. The activity based rounds, dumb charades and arranging the shuffled letters, demanded the complete cooperation of the team. The quiz was engaging to the participants and the audience as well.

The winners of the Senior School English Quiz 2017 are:
First Place – Valmiki House

  1. Abigynan Patni – 9 D
  2. Mrithika  V. G. – 10 B
  3. Ved Murarka – 1st Year IB
  4. Shailja Sharma – 12 Science

Second Place – Vasishta House

  1. Aparna Pravin – 9 C
  2. Arjun Kumar – 10 B
  3. Anagha Subhash – 1st year IB
  4. Ria Sali – 12 Science

Third Place was shared by Viswamitra and Vyasa House
Vishwamitra House

  1. Varun Iyer – 9 C
  2. Akshit Kumar – 10 A
  3. Kovarthana – 1st year IB
  4. Nithilan P – 2nd Year IB

Vyasa House

  1. Poornima Jairaj – 9 A
  2. Mehul  Patel – 10 C
  3. Vishweshwar Ramanakumar – 1st Year Ib
  4. A. Charan – 12 Science

LATERAL THINKING

Lateral thinking helps the students to solve a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected ways. In this session on “Lateral Thinking” we interacted with the children helping them to understand how to have “out of box” and creative way of thinking for different problems they come across. To infuse the idea, we had game involving Team building cum Lateral thinking guided by Mrs. Sreedevi and Lateral thinking Quiz by Mrs. KamatchiPriya

The student’s anxiety to take part and win the Placing the Ball First Game and Quiz with the application of knowledge of the session was literally visible. The students also shared their strategies of lateral thinking they used while playing. The session definitely had created a positive impact.

GEETA CHANTING COMPETITION 2017

The Satguru Yoga Vidyalayam conducted the 8th Coimbatore district Bhagavat Gita and Shloka chanting competition in Perks Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore,   on 23rd July. 37 of our students from classes V to X participated in different categories in the competition. The following students have won the Gita Chanting competition:

Category -IV (Classes 5&6)

  • Guhan (VI) -3rd position
  • Anuradha (V) -5th position

Category – V (Classes 7&8)

  • Shreya Ajith (VIII) -1st position
  • Rinu Thranavi (VII) -2nd position

Category –VI (Classes 9&10)

  • Yogeshwar Mishra (X) -1st position
  • Gouri Namputiripad (IX) – 2nd position
  • Shubhi Agarwal (X) -4th position

All the other students received the participation certificate and medal. We were also awarded the 3rd championship in shloka chanting and our school also bagged the overall best school award.

SAHODAYA SWIMMING MEET 2017

Boys Category

Coimbatore Sahodaya 40th Inter School Swimming meet was hosted at Nava Bharath National School, Annur on 21st July, 2017, Friday. There were around 235 students participated from 30 different schools. Our school was represented by 19 participants. All the boys participated in different categories and they bagged total of 11 medals, 4 silver medals and 7 bronze medals, in the competition. Our school scored 110 points and secured 5th position in the competition.

The results are as follows:

Under 17 Category

Boys Events

Name
Event
Medal
Abhishek Virendra Kamat

50 Mts Butterfly
100 Mts Butterfly
200 Mts  Butterfly
200 Mts  Individual Medley

Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
Vaishnav G.B 200 Mts  Breast Stroke Bronze
Nikhil Deorah 50 Mts Free Style Silver

Under 14 Category

Boys Events

Name
Event
Medal

Arjun Naresh Agrawal

50 Mts Free Style
100 Mts Free Style
50 Mts  Back Stroke
200Mts  Individual Medley

Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver

Under 11 Category

Boys Events

Name
Event
Medal

Kavin Bharathi

50 Mts Breast Stroke
Bronze

Girls Category

Coimbatore Sahodaya 40th Inter School Swimming meet was hosted at Amrita Vidyalayam Senior Secondary School, Ettimadai on 25th July, 2017, Tuesday. There were around 235 students participated from 20 different schools. Our school was represented by 20 participants. All the girls participated in different categories and they bagged total of 61 medals, 14 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 17 bronze medals, in the competition. Our school scored 271 points and secured 2nd position in the competition.

Under 11 Category

Girls Events

Name
Event
Medal

B. Sritulsi

100 Mts Breast Stroke
Bronze

Under 14 Category

Girls Events

Name
Event
Medal
Ishika Madaan 50 Mts Back Stroke
100 Mts Back Stroke
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Silver
Silver
Bronze
Silver
Prakriti Gadodia 200 Mts Free Style
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Bronze
Silver
Santhoshi Sirustikaa.R 100 Mts Butterfly
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Bronze
Silver
R. Deepika 4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Silver
Silver
V. Harsheni 4x100 Mts Free Style Relay Silver
Poorvajha Pratap

50 Mts Butterfly
200 Mts Individual Medley
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay 4x100 Mts Medley Relay

Bronze
Silver
Silver
Silver>

Under 17 Category

Girls Events

Name
Event
Medal
Sitara A. Karthikeyan 50 Mts Free Style
50 Mts Breast Stroke
100 Mts Breast Stroke
200 Mts Breast Stroke
200 Mts Individual Medley
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay

Gold
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Bronze
Gold
Gold

Ami R.

50 Mts Back Stroke
100 Mts Back Stroke
200 Mts Back Stroke
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay

Bronze
Bronze
Silver
Bronze
Gold
Gold
Patel Diya Bimalbhai 100 Mts Free Style
200 Mts Free Style
400 Mts Free Style
800 Mts Free Style
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Silver
Bronze
Silver
Silver
Gold
Gold
Prachi Dokania

50 Mts Butterfly
100 Mts Butterfly
200 Mts Butterfly
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay

Silver
Silver
Silver
Gold
Gold
Shivani Nallusamy 4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Gold
Gold

Under 19 Category

Girls Events

Name
Event
Medal
Padmashree Pratap 50 Mts Free Style
100 Mts Free Style
200 Mts Free Style
400 Mts Free Style
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
Silver
Silver
Silver
Shankari Karhikeyan 100  Mts Back Stroke
800 Mts Free Style
200 Mts Individual Medley
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Bronze
Silver
Silver
Silver
Bronze
Geetanjali M 50  Mts Back Stroke
200  Mts Back Stroke
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Silver
Silver
Silver
Bronze
Kirtana Anantharaman 4x100 Mts Free Style Relay
4x100 Mts Medley Relay
Silver
Bronze

 

SWAMI MITRANANDAJI’S VISIT TO CIRS

“A day in the presence of a great teacher is equal to a hundred nights of diligent study”. This was the exact thought in the minds of all teachers and students as we were eagerly waiting for the arrival of Pujya Swami Mitranandaji.

align="justify" As though a god given boon to calm our raging minds, Swami Mitrananda arrived amidst all fanfare. His session with the teachers was one to remember. Swamiji explained the qualities of a good educator. He addressed the greatness of Maharishi Narad comparing how an educator should be. It was both inspiring and intuitive. Furthermore, Swami ji connected that great master to one of our own gurus Pujya Swami Shivanand ji Maharaj referring to them not as people but as Institutes who produce greatness wherever they go.

A fit desert to this wonderful meal was offered when swami ji addressed the students kindling their national identity and digging out their national pride from the depths of their very being. This happened when swami ji addressed the entire senior school on the greatness of Dr Abdul Kalam and his vision, sharing his precious thoughts on the pokhran nuclear tests.
The talk culminated with swami ji speaking about “Kalam Sandesh Vahini” which was recently flagged of by the Hon’ble Prime Minister at Rameshwaram.

As the day neared the end there was one more treat for our hungry minds. A session was organised along with our senior most students where varied topics of importance were discussed. Questions were asked with a force and answers rebounded with double speed. Thus a divine day ended with lots of valuable inputs.

INTER-HOUSE WATER POLO 2017

The Physical Education Department conducted the Interhouse Waterpolo match on 6th & 7th July, 2017.  The first day consisted of the qualifying matches - Vasishtha vs Vishwamitra and Vyasa vs Valmiki. The final match, Vysa vs Vishwamitra was conducted on 7th July. After a tough competition, the Vyasa team emerged as winners and the Vishwamitra team won the runners-up position.

ADIEU TO OUR BELOVED MADAM JAYA RAVISANKAR

Smt. Jaya Ravisankar, who served CIRS for about two decades at various capacities and rose to the position of Headmistress, retired on 20th May, 2017. The Principal Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy, in her speech mentioned the contributions made by Smt. Jaya Ravisankar towards the development of the school into its adulthood. Every member of staff fondly remember her and offer his/her gratitude for all the mentoring and advice given by Madam Jaya. The entire CIRS family wishes her all the very best for a very peaceful and a spiritual life after retirement.

We are also happy to share with you that Smt. Rajeshwari has taken over as the Headmistress of CIRS. Our best wishes for her long and fruitful tenure in CIRS.

8TH COIMBATORE DISTRICT YOGASANA FESTIVAL 2017

Our school participated in the 8th Coimbatore District Yogasana Festival-2017, which was held at Park Matriculation Hr.Sec.School, Singanallur, Coimbatore on 23rd July 2017.There nearly 50 schools and 800 participance in this competition. Our students displayed an outstanding performance and the winners are as follows:

GROUP 2 – V & VI (BOYS)

  1. JAY SHAILESH UTTAMCHANDANI  (V-A) – 2nd position
GROUP 3 - VII & VIII (BOYS)
  1. E.G.JASWENTH VISNU ( VIII D) - 1st position
  2. ROSHAN CHOWDARY BELLAM (VIII A)  - 3rd position
  3. P. ADHAV RAM ( VIII A) - 4th position

GROUP 3 - VII & VIII (GIRLS)

  1. REVA GARG ( VII A)  - 3rd position

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

Grade V & VI students of CIRS started their trip to Hyderabad very enthusiastically with lot of expectations.

On day one, the students were taken to Lumbini Park. The students were mesmerized seeing the huge statue of Lord Buddha which was built almost in the middle of Hussain Sagar Lake. Not to stop there, they also enjoyed the Multimedia Fountain Laser Show. The rhythmic musical fountain was astonishing. It is the largest water screens in India which enthrals thousands of guests each night. No wonder it mesmerised out children as well.

On day two, the children were taken to The Birla Planetarium, one of the most modern planetariums of the country. This planetarium is the first phase of the Birla Science centre in Hyderabad. It also had the Dinosaurium. It was truly breathtaking facility which displays a rare and magnificent fossil of the Dinosaur, Kotasaurus, belonging to the Lower Jurassic age, going back to about 160 million years. The students also watched the 3D show on the 7 wonders of the space. Birla art gallery was amazing and had beautiful collection of art pieces as well.

On the next day, the students were taken to Salar Jung Museum. The Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is a repository of the artistic achievements of diverse European, Asian and Far Eastern countries of the world. The major portion of this collection was acquired by Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan popularly known as Salar Jung III. It had the collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, ceramics clocks etc. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching the historic artifacts. Students were taken to Snow world and they had lot of fun in the snow.

On the last day of the trip, the students were taken to Ramoji film city, one of the largest and glamorous film studios in the world. Ramoji Film City has also place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Grassy lands perpetual indoor shows; gigantic genie attracted our students very much. Then from there, the students were taken to Golkonda Fort. This fort has the world famous Kohinoor diamond. High-tech fashioned music and light show was stunning in that fort.
Finally, not even a single day went without Gurudev Arati. And everybody had a tasty and healthy food on all these days. Overall it was a different experience for the students as well as the teachers and they all enjoyed and came back to school with lot of memories.

The VIII Grade Educational Tour to Sidhabari was an enthralling and blissful experience for the students.

16/07/17:

The students started from CIRS at 7.30 A.M and boarded to Delhi. They had an opportunity to visit Air force Museum and ISKCON temple at Delhi. Then they proceeded to Pathankot by train and reached siddhabari ashram next day afternoon.

17/07/17:

After lunch and rest, the Inauguration of the camp was done. Mr. Arun Guptaji, Ashram administrator who gave an insight about the significance of Sidhabari ashram and Gurudev’s Kutiya in the ashram. There was an ice breaking session conducted by Swamiji. The ice was truly smashed to pieces and the students poured out themselves in the session. Chinmaya Arati was done at Gurudev’s Samadhi and the children experienced the power of silence and meditation at Gurudev’s Samadhi.

18/07/17:

The second day began with Gurudev’s Arati at the shrine. It was followed by Swamiji’s introductory session on Transforming Indians to Transform India. Swamiji gave an insight on the purpose of Education and the need for having right vision. Swamiji’s session was followed by a session by Madam Bhuvaneswari on Patriotic Transformation. The session involved activities, quizzes and presentations on how to ACT Patriotically which kindled the patriotic feelings in the young minds. After having food for the mind, Children were served with the best food for the body and travel to Dharamsala started. Children were taken to a Tibetan monastery and visited the Tibetan Monks. Swamiji made them aware of the issues between China and Tibet.

19/07/17:

Day 3 started with Gurudev’s Arati in the shrine followed by chanting Hanuman Chalisa 18 times in front of the Mighty Hanuman statue. Children were engrossed in the devotion for Hanumanji.Followed by that blissful experience, Parthiban sir conducted a session on Cultural Transformation. He emphasized on the significance of Indian culture and how important it is to be culturally ROOTED. After having a healthy food and a good rest, Children were taken to CORD, where they met Padmashri. Kshama Metre. Children had the privilege to interact with her and she shared her experience with Gurudev and CORD. After dinner children were taken into the forest to experience the silence of nature and to be with oneself.

20/07/17:

Day 4 started with all the students performing Guru Paduka Pooja. Children were taken to the Yol cantonment where they visited the museum. They had a rare opportunity to interact with Captain. Akhil. It was an inspiring session wherein the children realized that “The service to our country is the service of the Lord of Lords”. They offered their salutations and respect for our army people. They also visited The Dharamshala Cricket Stadium. Children started from the ashram to their way, to Delhi.

21/07/17:

The Students reached Delhi and moved to Chinmaya Mission Lodhi Road, Delhi. They performed Arati at Gurudev’s Shrine and visited the exhibition on Gurudev. The most awaited moment of Meeting Mrs. Anjali Singh Ji then happened. She shared her hilarious experiences with Gurudev. She also expressed how Gurudev blessed her and her family.

The children boarded from Delhi to Coimbatore with enriching, blissful, fun and happy memories of Sidhabari Camp.

The IX Grade Educational Tour to Cochin (CIF) was an enthralling and blissful experience for the students.

16/07/17:
The students started from CIRS at 8.00 A.M and boarded the bus for Cochin. They had an opportunity to visit Athirappaly falls on the way to Cochin. At evening all landed in Chinmaya International Foundation in Cochin which was the destination of the tour.

17/07/17:
The day began with spiritual and devotional mind by a spiritual session of Rajeshwari Didi..Honourable Swami Advaiyanandaji enlightened the session by his enchanted stories of Gurudev’s humble and humility. He was truly humble himself as he made all to learn the philosophy of “Ekam” the power of gratitude to God. After the session students went around the CIF campus and visited Adi Shankaracharya’s house where they were told about the incidents happened with Adi Shankaracharya. The students enjoyed meditating at Adi Shankaracharya’s birth room. They enjoyed their visit to the maternal home of Adi Shankaracharya In the evening children were taken to Chottanikkara Temple and Piravom Temple where children sang bhajans in the temple premise. While returning back to ashram they were taken to a hotel for dinner.

18/07/17:
On 3rd day of the tour students were taken to Alleppy the backwater place. They were taken for the tour of backwater in a boathouse which they enjoyed a lot seeing the beauty of Kerala God’s own country. They returned back to CIF in the evening. They witnessed ancient art of Kalaripayattu. They learnt and enjoyed the different forms of Kalaripayattu - an ancient martial art. This ancient art introduced to the students the body’s incredible ability to maneuver flexibly. They saw how the warriors defended themselves against different weaponry like the Urali (Flexible sword), sword, Knife and baton. After that the students had put up an amazing talent show.

19/07/17:
The day started spiritual discussion and later Sundarji,the campus director who addressed the students on the various programmes offered in CIF. They learnt about the different courses offered at the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth . They had an interactive educational session with a CIRS alumnus, Sanskrit Scholar and Cambridge PHD holder, Sri Varun. Evening students were taken to the Hill palace museum where they enjoyed seeing the various types of artifacts, paintings and weaponry. After returning to ashram the students had lighting of lamps at temple. They lit up 1008 lamps in the temple. It was followed by Shingarimelam performance. All students enjoyed the Kerala’s traditional music show. It was followed by the workshop conducted by the teachers of CIRS.They learnt to accept and even admire each other’s varied personalities in the workshop conducted for them.

20/07/17:
The day started with Gurudev’s Paduka Pooja. Students boarded the bus from CIF to CIRS. On the way they were taken to “Lulu” mall, which is the largest mall in India. Students returned back to CIRS with enriching, blissful, fun and happy memories of CIF in Cochin.

SENIOR SCIENCE QUIZ 2017

The Department of Science conducted the senior science quiz on the 19th of July 2017. This quiz was an Inter House Quiz conducted for the class 11 and 12 science students.

The rounds in the quiz were

  • General Round – Based on general science and current events.
  • Mixed Bag – The themes were Identify the Phenomenon, Picture connect and  Pictures of Scientist in their young age.
  • Activity round – Demonstration of science activities.
  • Buzzer Round – Logical and numerical questions.

The Vasistha house, comprising of Tirth Sadaria (12 Sci), S. Pragadeeshwaran (12 Sci), Arvind Nair (12 Sci), Harsh Shah (11 Sci) emerged as the winner of the quiz, followed by Vishwamitra house in the runners up position and Vyasa house in third position.

All the participants and the audience enjoyed the quiz.

CELEBRATING THE JOY OF HAVING A GURU

The word "Guru" in Sanskrit is translated as "dispeller of darkness." Hence the Guru dispels the darkness of ignorance and leads the aspirants on the path to enlightenment. The Full Moon Day in the month of Ashadha (July-August) is known as Guru Purnima. This auspicious day started with the Guru Poornima Pooja at 7- 8.20 AM at the MPH. The presence of the Guru was felt all through the hallowed halls of the School.  The school rose as one to attend to the morning prayers, offering our humble salutations at the lotus feet of the entire tradition of gurus.

As the paduka puja was conducted by the spiritual guides presided over by Madame Principal. The students were immersed in the overflowing waves of devotion emanating from the divine name of Pujya Gurudev.

With the dawn of the evening, came a blast of energy and dynamism as the students adorned in their traditional clothes for the evening awaiting a program which would stir their very souls into ecstasy. A beautiful Dance Drama was put together by the students of our school depicting the ever glorious tradition of teacher and student using an adaptation of the Jonathan Livingstone seagull.

The Dance Drama portrayed the desperate struggles and final flight of a seeker into eternity with one of the most easily connectable examples of that of a bird taking flight. This was coupled with a most inspiring video presentation by the members of the Chinmaya Family to bring about the glory of our own tradition of gurus beginning from the Advent of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji.

Thus the Guru Purnima celebrations concluded leaving behind an ecstatic fervor of devotion in the minds of the Children and teachers alike.

LANGUAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The language week for this academic year was designed from July 3rd to 8th  and  a number of activities were carried out throughout the week to mark the occasion of the week.

POETRY RECITATION

The Preliminary rounds of Poetry recitation competition for class 5 to 10 were conducted in the class rooms and the final round was conducted in different venues on 4th July, 2017.

CREATIVE WRITING
The Creative writing competition was conducted for classes 5 to 10 in all the second languages and the best writings have been selected which would be published in the school magazine.

ASSEMBLY QUIZ

The assembly quiz on Tuesday was based on the languages.

HAND WRITING COMPETITION

Hand writing competition was held for classes to 5 to 8 and the best handwriting materials were put on display in the school notice board.

VISUAL COMPREHENSION

An activity called Visual Comprehension in which a video clip was shown to students and based on the content of the video various activities like debate, group discussion and quiz were conducted.

MPH QUIZ

On Wednesday, a senior integrated language quiz was conducted in MPH in the evening and it was attended by all the senior school students.

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION IN GRD SCHOOL, COIMBATORE

Some of the select students were taken to GRD School, Coimbatore to take part in a Creative Writing Competition as a part of the language week celebration.

It was with the hope and intention of instilling a stronger interest in the students the activities was organized. The students liked the activities and involved themselves with interest and also enriched themselves.

INTER-SCHOOL CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
(2ND  LANGUAGES)

12 students from grade VII - X participated in creative writing competition on Hindi, French and Tamil languages. The competition was held at G.R.D Public School, Coimbatore on 05.07.2017. The results of the competition are :

FRENCH CATEGORY I:
1. Shivansh Gogia - IIIrd position
2. Sri Vaibhav . D - Consolation

FRENCH CATEGORY II :
1. L.R.Rithu - Ist position
2. Mrithika . V.G - IIIrd postion

HINDI CATEGORY I :
1. Naivedya Tulsyan - IInd posiiton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GURUJI

Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji’s Birthday at CIRS was celebrated  on the 30th of June 2017.The Day was welcomed with all fanfare a rather festive fervor was visible in the faces of student and teacher alike.

In the morning assembly, a speech on the life and work of Guruji was presented along with a presentation. The speech and presentation was prepared by the Spiritual department, two members of the Senior student body were chosen to present it to the whole school.

The evening Program consisted of a video presentation prepared by the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust. This was both enlightening and inspiring depicting the life of Pujya Guruji and his achievements in life. This made the students and teachers connect with the great master on a much deeper level thereby understanding his devotion to his teacher.

This was further followed by a delightful desert to our ears wherein the various compositions done by Guruji were delivered with great proficiency by the more musically inclined students of the group with the help, training and support of the Department of Fine Arts.

This event was concluded by the recitation of Pujya Gurudev’s Aarti, leaving behind peace and calmness with a heavy fragrance of devotion in its wake.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY @ CIRS

Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. The International Yoga day is being observed on the 21st of June every year. This year, the ministry of AYUSH has set the theme as “Yoga for Harmony and Peace.”CIRS celebrated the International yoga day on 30th June, 2017 by performing a mass Yogasana session early morning at 5.30 A.M. The students  started with the warming up practices like neck bending,shoulder movement,trunk movement and knee movement. The body loosening practices maximize blood flow to the muscles and makes the tendons more flexible.Children also performed 20 asanas including 5 standing asanas, 7 sitting asanas, 3 prone posture asanas and 5 supine posture asanas.This unique blend of physical postures really helped children bring their body, mind and spirit into a better balance.

CIRS EXCELS IN IB RESULTS

The Management and the Principal of CIRS congratulate the students of IB for their outstanding performance in their annual examinations conducted during May 2017. The salient features of the results are as follows: 

IB Stream:

Number of candidates registered:  18
Number of candidates who are awarded diploma: 18
Average total points obtained by candidates:  34.11
Highest Diploma points awarded to a candidate:  43 (out of 45)
Number of students with total 40 and above: 2
Number of students with total from 35 to 39: 6
Number of students with total from 30 to 34: 6
Number of students with total below 30: 4

Number of diploma students with 75%  and above :13
Number of diploma students with less than 75% :5

Topper name and grade:  Sanchit Singhania : 43 out of 45 points

 

 

VISHU AND TAMIL NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

‘Vishu Kani’ was arranged in dorms with auspicious items like idol of Lord Vishnu, mirror, fruits, vegetables etc, decorated with ‘Kanikonna’ ( a golden yellow flower associated with Sri Krishna) Children were shown ‘Vishu Kani’ in the early morning with eyes closed guided by the RHPs and RHMs.

During the assembly, the students of Grade X presented a beautiful song “Senthamizh Nadu”. The cultural secretaries brought out the significance of the festival in each culture. The students dressed up in their traditional dress for a special lunch, a feast which had food items consisting of roughly equal proportions of salty, sweet, sour and bitter items.

There was a special program in the evening. The program started with the mesmerizing Bengali dance by Madam Gita Rani of Social Science department. She was well applauded and appreciated for her wonderful performance.

The significance of Tamil Culture and tradition was beautifully brought out by the significant anecdotes on Lord Karthikeya. The students made the dance drama thoroughly enjoyable. The traditional dances of TamilNadu, Poi Kal Kuthirai was also presented in an adorable way. One of the most ancient Tamil Culture and tradition was portrayed to the students.

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That was not the end of the show. The students also presented a beautiful dance on the devotion to lord Guruvayurapa. The significance of the culture of Kerala and the people was the highlight of their show. The faculty and the staff members from Kerala, led by Krishnakumar sir, presented a melodious song to the gathering. Thus, the first day of the year was well cherished and celebrated by the CIRS Family.

JUNIOR SCHOOL ORIENTATION

To help the new students of Junior School settle and accustom with the new CIRS environment and be a part of CIRS family an orientation programme was designed from 03rd to 09th April, 2017.

03/04/17

The junior school new students from grade V to VIII were taken for a CIRS tour by the student council from 3.00 to 4.00 P.M. The new students were thrilled and very happy to explore their new school. There was also a session in the evening conducted by Sri. Nagaraj on ‘Relax and Laugh’. The ultimate purpose of the session was to relax the children and make them laugh to take them into the new world.

04/04/17

The second day of the orientation was focussed on introducing the rules and regulations of the dorms to the new children. It was handled by the RHP and RHM in their respective dorms. The Dorm Induction was successfully done by the Second parents in the Dorms, our RHP and RHM.

05/04/17

The third day of the orientation was ‘Rama Navami’. There was a special Pooja and 54 times of Hanuman Chalisa Chanting in the evening. The new children were enthralled by the Rama Navami celebrations and actively participated in the program.

06/04/17

After the celebrations of Rama Navami, a session on SWAD. ‘School with a Difference’ was conducted by Madam Rajeshwari. She beautifully explained the vision of CIRS and our holistic approach in educating the child with Chinmaya vision program. She also made the children very proud that they are a part of CIRS, the chosen children of Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.

07/04/17

The old students of CIRS prepared a beautiful entertaining show for the new students. They voluntarily took lot of effort to fill the air with joy and positivity for the new students.
09/04/17

The beautiful Sunday morning started with the new students walking with nature. Students were taken for a walk where they had few fun activities and enjoyed the beauty of Western Ghats and the CIRS.

TED x @ CIRS

As part of their Creativity, Activity and Service module of the IB curriculum, The IB Year One students of Chinmaya International Residential School hosted a TedxYouth event in their school premises on 31st March 2017. TED is an international organization which hosts speakers with ideas on scientific, cultural and academic topics.

Sessions were held by 6 marvelous speakers namely -   Tushar Joag (an influential public intervention artist), Danish Kanagaraj (a brave disabled young entrepreneur), Rakesh Saha (the head of the Educational Support team of MAD or Make a Difference, an Indian nonprofit organisation which works to ensure better outcomes for children in the country), Vishnu Sharma (an educator with a very rich experience), Dr Parul Pareeek (a children’s psychologist and the director of ROPE, an organisation which strives to empower the young girls in India) and Anirudh Belle (the founder and Editor in Chief of You Speak India, an NGO working towards social awareness among the urban youth. He is also a CIRS alumnus.)

The theme of the TEDx Event was“Enisled Yet Connected”.  The significance of being united not just within our community, but across the world through inspiring talks, through language was brought out beautifully.

The event started off by invoking Mother Sarasvati which was followed by the introduction of the event by the core team members and also the presentation of the “TedxYouth@CIRS:Dont blink” video.Chinmay, Vasika and Rohan were the hosts of the event. The first speaker of the event was Mr. Vishnu Sharma. His talk titled “Journey of a hyperactive student “illustrated the inspiring story of his life as he crossed the barriers to success. He gave examples of incidents in his life which triggered various thought provoking ideas which led to the turning point in his life.

This was followed by Dr Parul Pareek, who gave an enlightening talk on “emotions “and the importance of the Emotional Quotient. She explained the ABC model which stood for Activating Event, Belief and Consequences.

Danish Kanagaraj, the last speaker of the first session, shared his experience as a survivor of Muscular dystrophy and how he channeled his mind above the physical disabilities.

Tushar Joag commenced the second session with his talk about the interesting work he does with his NGO Public Work Cells, that creates works of art that seek to make interventions in the urban space, by designing and producing objects that while being functional and aesthetic bring into focus the various concerns of the immediate situation.

This was followed by Rakesh Saha, who captivated the audience with his speech titled “Role of Youth in Driving Systemic Social Change” which opened the eyes of the audience as to how to tackle social issues in the community and the vital role of the youth in doing so.

Anirudh Belle, the last speaker of the event marveled the audience with his powerful speech on Empathy and Citizenship. He used the incident of AFSPA and the unrest in Manipur as a trigger into his salient topic which was empathy and the idea of citizenship.

ORIENTATION FOR NEW PARENTS AND STUDENTS OF CLASS XI

GROUP : MANAN
THEME: VALUED BASED EDUCATION

The discussion started with defining ‘value’ and citing various examples of values. This was followed by a discussion on how Value-based Education is different from Value Education. All parents agreed that both are essential for School education but it is Value-based Education which goes beyond academics and can be imbibed for a life time. Valued based Education brings about a positive transformation of the individual and this makes one contented in life. Parents recalled some great personalities like Dr. APJ Kalam who were known and remembered for their values.

Parents felt that CIRS has a rich culture of values as they observed the students respecting the elders, wishing ‘Hari Om’ and having a friendly approach. They were happy to know about the morning Spiritual classes and evening Arathi in their daily schedule. They very much appreciated the system of the Subhashi badge and the exemplary students of the Dorms, celebration of the important festivals in the campus, with an awareness of their significance and Seva week which involves community service.

Parents strongly felt that at home they need to lead by example by being a role model to their children and can support the School by sustaining the discipline followed at School. To conclude they were reminded of Pujya Gurudev’s quote: Values are not taught but caught’.

GROUP: TAPAS
THEME: ADOLESCENT ISSUES.

The following were identified and discussed

Problems/Issues  

  • Adolescence issue cannot be avoided and the generation gap between parents and children make it more so.
  • Nuclear family, were children are not occupied by parents
  • Parents are not role models for their children.
  • Changing Lifestyle and invasion of titillating media into homes

Suggestions/Solutions:

  • Setting / explaining the limits and boundaries that a child cannot cross.
  • Don’t drink / smoke in front of children. Parents have picked up the habit, however this must not be done in front of the children.
  • Monitoring of the activities of the children and being aware of what they are doing and where they have been.
  • Having patience while handling the issues.
  • Parental access to be provided to electronic items used by children
  • Guide the children like a friend.
  • Parents need to provide good substitute for laptops / mobile phones in their homes.

GROUP : ABILASH
THEME: GYANAM SEVACHA KAUSHALAM

1. Meaning of the terms Knowledge, service and efficiency.

  • Parents expressed their view on knowledge. They said that there is a gap between what children learn and what they experience the world. So a parent suggested that CIRS must bridge the gap.
  • They added children must be given right knowledge and not be pressurised.
  • The highest form of knowledge was brought in and how CIRS moulds the children in different context of knowledge was discussed.
  • On their views on seva, parents said that seva is any action done without expectations.
  • The parents were of the view that  service must start from home. Guruji's personal experience (which he once shared) was given as as example of seva.  It was concluded that seva is a bhava or attitude behind any action.
  • How the knowledge and seva leads to efficiency was discussed.

2. How the motto of CIRS  related to " success" of the child?

A discussion was held on what ‘Success’ mean.  The parents were of the view that success is related to happiness.  Monitory benefits do not mean success.

3. Parents contribution in achieving the motto of CIRS.

  • Parents felt that it is important for them to make the child realise that inputs provided  at CIRS are  not for a short period but for the life time.  Thus the values of Knowledge, Efficiency and Service should stay through the life of the children.
  • Parents can talk to the children more frequently and reinforce these values.
  • Provide support to the children  in following the values taught to them. They can be the role models.

GROUP : SAMARPAN
THEME :  REINFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL INPUTS AT HOME

  • Children must be engaged in activities that help in inculcating values and occupy their time as well.
  • Parents must spend quality time with the children.
  • Parents must minimize the usage of gadgets and watching television and set an example.
  • Everyone in the family must use a common computer and phone to stop children misusing them.
  • Providing knowledge on good vs bad that the child automatically refrains from misusing internet.
  • Having no password policy at home on all mobiles phones so that everything is open and ways of diversion can be checked.
  • Parents must follow CIRS core values/principles.

Suggestion:

  • Periodic online submission of holiday assignment by the children will keep them positively engaged.

GROUP: SADBHAAV
THEME:MAKING VALUES VALUABLE

Are values valued today? -  Regarding this, following questions were discussed.

  • Are we able to showcase the relevance of the values in our day to day life?
  • Parents are not necessarily a good example -some contradictions in what we say and what we do; Are we showing the right behaviours as an example?
  • Specific discussion between parents/children on the values which are demonstrated in the world today is important ( politics, movies etc); Are we giving enough time with the children? Is this time used well for discussion?
  • Are we promoting the right options of education, entertainment, fun for children?
  • Have we educated our children to make the right choices?
  • How do we remove the sense of entitlement from the children?
  • Where is the balance? Are we in a rush to give all the things that we can afford to our children?
  • What we as parents give,we get? Are we as parents being the right models/examples for our children?

The following points were shared by the parents during the discussion:

  • To show value of Money, give the c hildren the ability to spend money but under guidance.
  • We cannot POLICE everything that our children are expected to, but if we give the right principles to evaluate these options, the child will learn to make the right choices.

Values are highly relevant to this generation especially due to the vast exposure due to media and the internet.

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XII GRADE TOUR

The Grade 12 students of CIRS had an exceptional experience in their educational tour. With the dynamic personalities- Swami Mitranandaji and Swami Anukoolanandaji, the students got the opportunity to travel to the much ignored yet breathtaking North East India. From the streets of Guwahati to the mystical hills of Shillong to the diverse Kaziranga National Park, the students witnessed the unsung beauty of this part of the nation. Swami Mitranandaji,with whom the students travelled with, was one man of a kind. Deep discussions on an array of issues and topics with him were also another highlight of the tour. The journey was truly edifying as students got the time to reflect, discuss and also appreciate the culture of the North East.

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SUGGESTIONS & FEEDBACK BY CIRS PARENTS

As a part of the new parents orientation programme group discussions were conducted.

GROUP : SAMARPAN
THEME: CIRS  -  MOTTO :  KNOWLEDGE, SERVICE & EFFICIENCY

The discussion started with understanding the Sanskrit sloka which is the motto of the CIRS,which translates in English as Knowledge, Service , Efficiency.

  • Knowledge (intellectual, physical, emotional) is to know, to do, to remember and to apply that in real life.
  • Knowledge is also about making the right choices i.e. to understand and differentiate between right and wrong.
  • Source of knowledge becomes very relevant. Instead of looking only at books as the source, Nature has a lot to offer. The traditional Indian system of “Gurukula” believed in connecting with nature.
  • Efficiency is a skill as to how to use the one have in real life situations and it varies from one individual to another.
  • Service starts at an individual level and then to nature/society and then to the entire humanity.

Parent’s role:

  • Parents should teach the children to be positive and be thankful to the nature and the appreciation should begin by thanking nature for all that it gives us on a daily basis.
  • Parents should avoid comparing one child to another.
  • Child needs to communicate what is expected from the child.
  • Parents should be a role model to children. Parents must model working seflessly.
  • Parent should train the children to reduce wastage and procure only what one needs and not wants.
  • Parent must also respect the independent thinking of the children .
  • Parents maintain a positive environment at home

At CIRS a lot of independence is given to the children. Also the essence of CIRS is CVP- Chinmaya Vision Programme and its four pillars are Integrated Development, Indian culture, Patriotism and Universal Outlook.

The motto of the school automatically promotes qualities like kindness, humility, integrity, courage and so on. These qualities could be developed in a child with conscious effort and patience for a long period of time.

GROUP :  SADBHAAV
THEME:  MAKE VALUES VALUEABLE

Initially Parents were initiated into a discussion as to why they have chosen CIRS.

  • Why CIRS?
    • Good education, experienced teachers. Child gets an opportunity to question, explore, discover and unfold talents.
    • Overall development of the child
    • To inculcate spirituality in the child
    • Child celebrates each festival knowing why that has been celebrated.
    • Parents witnessed positive transformation that CIRS makes in a child.
    • Morality inculcation should happen at right time at right age in the right place and CIRS is the right place.
    • Child is not interacting with people as they are attached to the gadgets. At CIRS, child will spend more time with people.
    • Child should know the value and ability to discriminate.
    • Parents strongly believe that CIRS makes a good impact on each child.
  • How important values are valuable to present generation?
    • Respect and responsibility is not taught to the children by the parents as the parents are busy with their works and finds no time to spend with the kids.
    • Not realizing the value of people. Present generation is attached to the materialistic things like computer gadgets.
    • Children do not learn value but they catch values. They reflect what they observe from their parents. If parents are using phone, the kids will also use some gadgets.
    • The present generation is more knowledgeable. They learn more but there is lack of guidance on how to use that knowledge wisely.
  • How can parents inculcate values?
    • Anything that a parent conveys to a child will have an impact on them as the parent is their 1st teacher. So there should not be any conflicts between the input given by the teachers and the input given by the parents.  Along with the child we parents and teachers should practice the values. Only then the child will get confidence.
    • Having a parental control over the kids. Spending more time with the kids and make them share their daily activities. This will be a way to teach and correct he child.
    • Keep the child away from TV and Internet.
  • Value that can be included
    • Compassion, Care ,Empathy,Emotional balance ,Sharing and Hardwork.

GROUP : PRACHODAN/ INSPIRATION
THEME: CAREER AND ITS INFLUENCE ON EDUCATION.

The following points were discussed:

  1. It was felt that the right age for deciding the career is 14 years.
  2. Suggested that the selection of a subject should be decided by  the child.
  3. Child should be helped to understand the world before making a choice.
  4. Exposure to different careers and choice before making a decision is necessary. It is not necessary that a doctor’s son should be a doctor or engineer that matters. He should be imparted with the knowledge to choose a right career.
  5. Even if the career is changed in between but one with passion  can supersede others and outperform in his/ her field.
  6. Earlier generation was very strict and never gave much of an opportunity but was forced  to pick up their career what they are into.
  7. Often the children are confused and keep changing their career but this is the time parents and teachers play a role to give them the direction.
  8. Parents have to be considerate and give the platform to the children and should not be forced but supportive. Confidence and personality matters better than marks. They should not be influenced by the celebrities.
  9. Happiness and contentment is important in life.

GROUP NAME : ABHILASH -  ASPIRATION
THEME: GYANAM SEVACHA KAUSHALAM

1. Meaning of the terms Knowledge, service and efficiency was discussed at length.

  • Parents expressed their view on knowledge. They said that there is a gap between what children learn and what they experience the world. So a parent suggested that CIRS could bridge the gap.
  • On their views on seva, parents said that seva is any action done for the welfare of others without expectations.Service must start from home. Guruji's personal experience (which he once shared) was given as  example of seva. It was concluded that seva is a bhava or attitude behind any action.
  •  How the knowledge and seva leads to efficiency was discussed.

2. How the motto of CIRS related to " success" of the child?
What does the term success mean to each one was discussed. The success was connected to Happiness and how children must consider success was discussed.

3. How Parents can contribute in achieving the motto of CIRS?
It was discussed that it is important for parents to make the child realise that what we give at CIRS is not for a short period but for the life time. Parents can talk to the children regarding this often and also support them in practicing the values taught.

4. How CIRS inculcates these values?
Different programs and activities of CIRS were shared with Parents to give an insight of the activities. 

GROUP :  KRIPA- BENEVOLENCE
THEME: ALL ROUND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILD

The following are the points of discussion:

1. What does the overall development of a child mean? What are its components?
Overall development  aims at the overall unfoldment and gentle blossoming of the student at all levels of the personality, so that he or she becomes physically fit and well-groomed, emotionally balanced, intellectually alert and creative and spiritually awakened. The components discussed were physical development, mental development, emotional development and spiritual development.

  • Physical development – games played and the sports trained in CIRS.
  • Mental and emotional development – Nurtured well in the school by giving ample opportunities for self-introspection and all are equally put into equal situations to bring about their potentials.
  • Spiritual development – Morning spiritual classes, value-education classes, celebration of all Indian festivals with its full vigor and glory, teaching them the Indian tradition and culture behind each observance.

2. Does the overall development hinder successful academics in the present education scenario?

  • Students are monitored periodically by a team of teachers – from their dorm parents, dining table in-charges, subject teachers and to the class teacher and maintain a record of the positive and negative traits of the child.

3. What appropriate educational processes are implemented by CIRS for attempting this? How can parents contribute to the school in achieving this?

  • Continuous evaluation and mentoring by team of teachers including spiritual guides, remedial supports, periodic tests. The various processes were explained to the Parents.
  • Also the Parents role in partnering with the school was discussed.

GROUP :  SVEEKAR
THEME :  VALUE BASED EDUCATION
When should it start?

  • Start value education right at home.
  • Parents could share stories from Puranas with children.
  • Parents have to demonstrate values rather than instructing. Parents need to display the values in their life. Stop  preaching….   set an example…
  • Special emphasis to be given for values in a nuclear family since it becomes easier in Joint Families.

Why values…?
If there is no value imbibed the world will surely become barbaric.

Solutions….

  • The parents have to align themselves with the values that CIRS promote.
  • Education should also emphasize the evils of the world and equip them with the strength to avoid malpractices.
  • Students should be given values in THEIR mother tongue language, making it palatable for them.
  • Supplementary help can be given at home to reinforce values that are taught at CIRS.
  • It is very important to get charged from within.

Success and values

  • Success is short lived without values.
  • Parents of CIRS must spread the values that they learn from the Institution.
  • Success must be subjective not objective… That is where  values play a big role.
  • Explain the reason why do we have religious practices…
  • Appreciate the kid when he does something good.

CIRS inputs

  • At CIRS the glory of our culture is imparted…
  • Outstanding emotional stability is aimed at.
  • Here children are found  friendly, interactive and kind. And are aimed at making them as role models in the society..
  • CVP is the essence of the school which makes the difference setting Chinmaya Vidyalayas apart from the other schools.
  • CIRS communicates …. greater vision and a highest goal are essential for everyone's life.

How can parents contribute?

  • Reinforce the values taught at the institution.
  • Spread the ideas of CIRS friends and family members.
  • Follow CIRS routine when children come home.
  • Each parent to support CIRS at their level best.


GROUP : RATI-DEVOTION
THEME: REINFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL INPUTS AT HOME

  1. What needs to be done (and what should not be done ) by parents to reinforce the school inputs at home?

The following points came up in the discussion on ‘What needs to be done (and what should not be done ) by parents to reinforce the school inputs at home?’

  • Control on television timings
  • Rouser time
  • Emphasis on doing Evening Aarti everyday
  • Planning appropriate activities (in line with the school) during vacations
  • Parents to act as role models
  1. Discuss the areas of possible divergence in the value systems at school and at home.
  • Food Practices
  • Worship practices
  • Handling Electronic Gadgets
  • Sleeping habits
  1. Suggest ways of school and parent collaboration to achieve better reinforcement of school inputs.
  • Conveying the expectations of the school to the parents
  1. What does CIRS do to help parents and children reinforce school inputs at home?
  • Letter and Feedback form given by Swamiji during vacations
  • Designed Holiday Home works
  • Seva Activities
  • Geeta chanting CD’s

GROUP : SHARAN
THEME: SCHOOL UNDERSTANDING THE CHILD AND PARENTS BETTER.

Points discussed and the suggestions made by the group are as follows:

  1. Parents were of the opinion that since the students hail from diverse cultural, economical, social and lingual background there should be more interactive sessions organised between the students and RHPs so that the students feel free to express their emotions .
  2. A questionnaire can be given to the parents with questions pertaining to the likes, dislikes, achievements, strengths and weaknesses of the child. This may serve as an aid for the school to understand the child better.
  3. Regular updates of the child's achievements in academics  and co-curricular activities to be communicated to the parents.
  4. Students coming from the same lingual and regional background to be made to talk to each other so that they can open up their concerns and dilemma to each other since they connect better due to their commonality.
  5. There should be a forum to encourage students who are shy and less interactive.
  6. There should be a detailed presentation of the school and its premises so that parents who fail to see the school on the scheduled days can get an idea of the infrastructure and the details of the school.
  7. Students should be encouraged to take care of their health by reminding them to keep themselves hydrated and to take care of their skin by using skin friendly lotions as students come from various parts of country ,these things will help them to adapt better to the new climate.

GROUP : TRIPTI
THEME: ADOLESCENT ISSUES

ADOLESCENT ISSUES

  • Social Media distraction.
  • Peer pressure
  • Addiction to technology based distractions like  Computer & video games / I Pad / Electronics.
  • No physical activity
  • No Quality Time spent with students by the parents.
  • Comparison to be avoided.
  • Misunderstood relationships
  • Inquisitiveness leading to unwanted materials.

ABILITY TO HANDLE ISSUES BY THE PARENTS.

  • Some of the parents felt that their guidance or advice was not paid heed to by their wards.
  • Children are not willing to share their problems with their parents as the parents are not able to build personal intimacy with them.

CHALLENGES FACED BY PARENTS.

  • Not being able to talk to their children freely.
  •  Parents feel that they are not brave enough to talk about sex-related issues with their own children.
  •  Misunderstanding and quarrel between siblings.

SOLUTION

  • To have Sex education in school.
  • Teachers to play the role of confidants and mentors so as to guide the students.

EXPECTATIONS from the Parents:

  • Monthly feed-back for each student to the parent to be sent.
  • Feed-back to contain disciplinary and behavioral issues too.
  • School should motivate and encourage the students to follow school routine at home and carry forward their training and learning at home during the vacations also.

GROUP : ANUBHUTI
THEME: REINFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL INPUTS AT HOME

Feedback / Suggestions

What needs to be done by parents to reinforce the school inputs at home?

  • Parents could prepare a flexible time table and encourage surdents to follow the same Schedule.
  •  Parents to spend more quality time with the child
  •  Parents should refrain from  preaching and  bribing to get things done.
  •  Parents should avoid junk food (At lease limit it)

Discuss the areas of possible divergence in the value systems at school and at home.
  • Encourage speaking good language(words) at home.
  •  Provide a friendly environment in home.
  •  Patriotism and honesty should be demonstrated in the family.
  • Family could plan field trips in and around India and ensure no littering done during travel.
  • Time management should be aimed at home also .

Suggest ways of school and parents collaboration to achieve better reinforcement of school inputs?

  • Parents requested to allow them to observe the school activities and classroom activities for one day to get a better understanding of school inputs.
  •  Interested parents can contribute in career counselling. (Provision to upload parents’ profile

Parents had the following Queries:
  • Overnight stay with child during outing.
  •  Skype should be available for all the parents.

GROUP: KALPANA
THEME : CIRS THEME OF THE YEAR 2017-18Making Values Valuables

Questions which were discussed :-

  • What is the relevance of this topic to this generation?

Points which were discussed:

  • This topic is very relevant to this generation all of us see the need and that is why we are at CIRS.
  • Values make a person a good human being who makes a good family in turn making a good environment.
  • Parents do not have time and hence, children are often easily distracted.
  • Many children stay with servants all the time and hence, don’t share heart to heart time with parents
  • Elders often offer valuable input hence, students must be encouraged to listen to them.
  • Institutions can take up projects which take children around the real world where they get to see the sufferings of their fellow beings like taking then to old age homes and slums etc.
  • Institutions must deal with students with proper strictness.
  • What concrete / visible steps do we as parents take to craft our children’s character? Identify the conflicting inputs that we give to the child?
  • Be polite, humble and patient with them.
  • Fulfilling desires is not the answer to make them happy.
  • Eg :- we take to late night parties and attend them ourselves but expect them to follow values like waking up early.
  • Parents need to be good role models and behave the way we want them to behave.
  • We give them things that they may need or not need.
  • Rather than advice them all the time we must lead by example.
  • Rather than tell them to DO GOOD we must BE GOOD.
  • What is the parent’s role to support CIRS in further inculcating this motto in the children?
  1. Inculcate reading habit in children at home by reading along with them just as we would watch a football match on the television.
  2. We as parents must encourage outdoor activities and at least once in a week plan a vacation which involves interaction with the nature.
  3. Bring about a home atmosphere in line with the school right from waking up to jogging and prayers in the evening. This must be practiced even while the child is in the school thus enabling parents to tune in with the children’s lifestyle.


GROUP  : GAMBHIR
THEME : CAREER AND ITS INFLUENCE ON EDUCATION

The points of discussion are as follow: 

  1. Many parents were of the view that 9th standard is the right time to expose the child to a window of opportunities that the world offers.
  2. Some parents were of the opinion that strengthening the strength of the child should be the direction in which the school needs to go. Many were happy to know the avenues that CIRS offers  Ain this connection.
  3. Almost all the participants echoed the view that mere academic excellence will not lay a foundation stone for a bright career.
  4. Participants of the discussion also threw light on the fact that effective coaching in the school will naturally lead to a scenario where coaching for entrance exams will be less. This was cited as a reason choosing CIRS as their desired destination.
  5. Many parents felt that pressure on entrance exam takes away the joy of learning.
  6. Hands- on activities and less pressure on children were identified by the participants as areas where school can play a constructive as well as crucial role.

In a nutshell many participants echoed the fact that children give many signals when they grow up.  They were of the opinion that if these signals are comprehended in time and appropriate actions are taken, child’s career prospects can be explored.  The participants reiterated that parents as well as the teachers should also observe whether these signals are changing over a period of time.

GROUP :  SHAURYA
THEME :  CIRS – PARENT INTERFACE
Points Discussed by the Parents:

  • Frequency of the reporting system about the progress of the students to parents
  • The trust and faith the parents have on the variety of reports generated by the school
  • Anand Utsav PTM meetings
  • Co curricular and extracurricular reporting system in the school

Suggestions:

  • Children to get access to make phone calls weekly once (at least junior school or new students) so that parents can know about the progress of the child.
  • Frequency of reports sent to parents on variety of activities the students participate can be increased from 2 (Semester 1 & 2) to 4.
  • Reports on the health and food habits can be also maintained and sent to the parents.

GROUP : SUDHIR
THEME : EVER WIDENING GULF BETWEEN SOCIETY AND SCHOOLS LIKE CIRS WHICH PROVIDE VALUE EDUCATION.

The following are the point summary we discussed.

  1. Even though the west lacks values, Children are interested to go abroad and pursue their studies.
  2. Peer influence leads to the value degradation many at times and the role of school to impart it.
  3. How do you live the paradox of being ambitious and yet live with values and spirituality.
  4. Since the schools are a small part of society and there the children live adhered to values and if they come out of the school and move in to the society how they manage the conflicts of values.

GROUP :  MANAN/MEDITATION
THEME: - VALUE BASED EDUCATION

The discussion started with the analysis of what the value based education is. The discussion proceeded with the following points:-

  1. Values should be caught from the day they are born.
  2. Values should be inculcated through the family surroundings.
  3. Home is the most important factor to impact the values.
  4.  Children should be taught to respect other religions and their culture as well as the culture of other countries.
  5. Culture of the country and our life style should go hand in hand, through education.
  6. Various values should be brought in, in all the subjects.
  7. The blend of our culture with the culture of other countries should be taught through our lessons.
  8. Our lessons should be taught through cultural anecdotes, on everyday basis to bring the impact in them about the values we have to follow in our day to day life.
  9. English is the main communication language but all other languages also should be given equal importance to get accustomed to our own culture.
  10. Children should be taken to various voluntary institutions of under privileged and make them feel their responsibility towards the society and in turn to eradicate the poverty of our country.
  11. All religious festivals must be celebrated to enlighten the students about our rich cultural heritage.

The discussion concluded with the following notes:-

  • Value based education should  provide social capacity to students, and equip them with social and relationship skills, intelligences and attitudes to succeed at school and throughout their lives.
  • Value-based Education must help students to set in those values into their lives, personal behaviour and social interactions.

GROUP: SHANNT / SERENITY
THEME: CIRS – PARENT INTERFACE

Suggested Questions:

  • What is the relation between parent’s trust and faith (in school) with regard to frequency and variety of reports generated by the school?
  • What kind of reports would denote progress of a child in school and what do you think is the feasible frequency of reports? Discuss its pros and cons.
  • What is the reporting system in CIRS to denote the progress in the children?

The reports relate to the students were discussed with entire satisfaction.
Parents also suggested few points which was noted.

GROUP: TAPAS / DISCIPLINE / JATAYU.
THEME: ADOLESCENT ISSUES.

The following were identified and discussed
Parents expressed the following points:
Problems/Issues  

  • Children are maturing early – Hormonal change occurring quickly
  • Children face peer pressure
  • The generation gap between parents and children
  • Nuclear families sees more problems than joint families
  • As parents, we are not role models nor are there many good role models in the society.
  • Lifestyle has changed over the years
  • Electronic media like T.V/I pod/Internet/Mobile is one of the most important reasons for issues
  • Lack of Sanskar / value systems in the family and society

Suggetions/Solutions:

  1. Control of mind – Children must be trained to control their thoughts are redirect it towards good thoughts and values.
  2. Setting / explaining the limits and boundaries that a child cannot cross.
  3. Don’t drink / smoke in front of children. Even if Parents have the habit,  this must not be done in front of the children.
  4. Guidance of elders/Joint family members must be constantly provided.
  5. Monitoring of the activities of the children and being aware of what they are doing and where they have been.
  6. Having patience while handling the issues.
  7. Reading books: motivational and inspirational books to be given to the children at young age (with some % of their choice of book).
  8. Parental access to be provided to electronic items used by children

RAM NAVAMI CELEBRATIONS

Sri Rama Navami was celebrated with lot of devotion and reverence, taking the name of the Great God at CIRS. All the students assembled at the MPH for the celebration of His birth. Swami Anukoolananda Ji explained the significance of the birth of Sri Rama. He revealed the greatness of His love towards His devotees. The message given by Swami Swaroopananda Ji was also played to the children. Swamiji exclaimed Lord Rama as the Ideal of Life. There was a Pooja performed by Swami Anukoolanandaji.

What could be a better way to express our devotion to the lord than chanting his name? There was a Nama Jepa from 5.00 to 6.00 P.M at Ram Arati Hall in the MPH. The children chanted Bhagavan’s name with utmost devotion.

There was a special Arati in the evening where the children performed and dedicated the entire show to Lord Sri Rama. They dressed up like mother Kausalya, mother kaikeyi and mother Sumitra and showered their love on Lord Rama. The story of the dear most devotees of Lord Rama, Hanumanji, Kevat and Bharatha was beautifully enacted by dance drama. The devotion of the devotees towards Bhagavan Sri Rama brought tears in the eyes of the audience. Thus Ramanavami was celebrated bringing Bhagavan Sri Rama in the hearts of everyone.

 

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SCIENCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The Science Week was celebrated with fun filled activities along with experiential learning for the students.

Junior Science Quiz:

The week began with a Junior Science Quiz for class 7 & 8 students. The team were neck to neck in the first three rounds – General Round, Audio-visual Round and the Activity round. The Clue round, which was a buzzer round made all the difference in the end.

The students of the Vasishta House took the risk and were able to score maximum points. The Valmiki House came second followed by the Vyasa House.

Science Exhibition:

The students of Shishu Vatika, Class 5 and 6 put up a Science Exhibition in the Physics Lab. There were over 35 experiments displayed by the Shishu Vatika and class 5 & 6 students.

All the junior school teachers along with Madam Principal, Headmistress and Swami Anukoolanadaji visited and went through the exhibits.

Overall, the students had a very good experiential learning under the guidance of Smt. Sharmila and Sri. Nagaraj who initiated the exhibition and under whose guidance the students put up the show.

Science Based Movie:

The junior school saw a science based movie based on a true story called ‘October Sky’. This inspiring film follows the success and failures of four boys inspired to build and send rockets to space.

The senior school students saw a film based on the novel ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley. The film is based around the concept of individual chosen for a particular job/work based on their gene composition.

Bird Watching:

This was a new activity that was held this year during the Science Week. On Sunday, from 6:30 to 8:30am, interested students went round the campus to identify the different birds that are resident or migrate to CIRS. This was a thrilling experience as students’ had the opportunity to observe birds closely and also study their features up-close using the binoculars.

The response to this activity was so good that another session was conducted the next Sunday.

CIRS CELEBRATES MAHASHIVARATHRI

Shivarathri was observed on 24th February 2017 with great austerity and auspiciousness at CIRS. The day started with the mrithyunjaya Havan for the junior and the senior school children. The children participated with complete devotion and dedication in the Havan.

They were taken to the Chinmaya maheshwara temple at CRDC in different groups. Each of them were blessed to do Abhishek for lord Shiva. They were engrossed in chanting different shlokas of lord Shiva. Prasad was distributed to them in the end. There was a special Arati in the evening. The Arati was filled the hearts of the children with devotion.

Then came the most awaited Mahashivaratri Pooja at 10.30 P.M. at MPH. The children were continuously chanting the name of the Lord and the Pooja was performed to the Great God. The Maha Arati at 12.00 A.M was one delightful and blissful scene of the day. The Maha Shivarathri 2017 enlightened and illuminated the knowledge of the great truth in everyone.

GRADE SPELL TEST

A Grade Spell Test was conducted under the English Enhancement Programme for the Junior School.  5th and 6th grades and the 7th and 8th grades comprised a group each. They had been given a spell list six months ago and had been tested on those words periodically by the teachers.

On the 21st of February 2017, each group went through a mass Spell Test conducted by Mrs. Roopa Gosain, Facilitator and Trainer of the English Enhancement Programme. Much competitive spirit was seen among the students and the underachievers too seemed to be triggered to perform. A discussion ensued after each session on the importance of learning spellings. The Programme definitely made the student fraternity understand the significance of the process of learning spellings.

 

REPUBLIC DAY

The Republic Day at CIRS was celebrated with more dignity and dedication to our country, India. The day was exclusive, unique and memorable by the presence of our beloved Guruji, Swami Tejomayananda and our dear Swamiji Swaroopananda. Swamini Vimalananda Amma along with other Acharya and Veda putras from the ashram decorated the venue. Our Indian National Flag was hoisted by Guruji followed by the marchpast of all the students saluting Guruji. 

The students of Shishu Vatika performed to the glorious hymns praising mother India and the musical team of CIRS presented a beautiful set of patriotic songs to the guests and the students. Then was the most awaited address by Guruji. Guruji wished all the students on the republic day and gave a short but a powerful message on ‘Strength’ that plays a leading role in determining the success and the failure. Followed by the influential message from Guruji, Swami Swaroopananda showered his blessings on all the students.

The management Newsletter was released by Guruji on this auspicious day. Guruji congratulated the department of Management for their hard work. Sweets were distributed to all the students. The day did not end with that. There was a wonderful presentation by the students of CIRS on republic day. Their dramatic presentation on the history of India and the making of our Indian Constitution made the audience spell bound. Not to miss the graceful dance by the girls and boys, the spirit of the Nation was profoundly witnessed by their performance. Thus, the Republic Day celebrations 2017 was celebrated with lot of respect and reverence to the sacrifice of great people of this incredible land.

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ALL INDIA CHINMAYA KHEL MILAN KHO-KHO TOURNAMENT 2017

The All India Chinmaya Khel Milan kho-kho Tournament for the year 2016-2017 was held at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kasaragod, Kerala. Totally forty schools participated from all over India. CIRS participated under two categories: Under 14 years (Girls) and Under 16 years (Boys). The match was conducted by league cum Knockout methods. CIRS teams played very well and bagged the V position in the tournament.

CHINMAYA CHINH MEDIA AND FILM MAKING WORKSHOP

Few of our students participated in a film making workshop in the Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore, conducted by Chinh India, from 9th to 11th January. Around 10 Chinmaya Vidyalaya students from different states of India participated in this program. The workshop was inaugurated by Swamini Samprathishtanandaji. 

Anirudh P.K and Anvith from grade IX & Dev Kalaria, Adithya Manoj and Sitara from grade VIII participated in the workshop. They had a great time learning about movie making and also learnt different aspects on critical analysis of a movie. With the guidance of the faculty members, CIRS children created their own short film 'Its buffering' which was well appreciated by all. Followed by their creative film making, Anirudh P.K and Dev Kalaria were invited to participate in Giffoni film festival held at Italy, in the month of August.

JANJIVAN GOSHTI

The CCMT-Education Cell organized JanJivan Goshti –Seminar on Social Science from 6th to 10th Dec 2015 at CIRS.

Experts and experienced people in the field of SS like Michele Danino, Dr.Ajay Prabhakar, Smt.Padmini, Dr. Shweta Adatia, Sanjeev Sanyal, and Anil Sethi took sessions. All members of the dept. of social sciences in CIRS were involved in different stages of the session.  Madam Gita Rani, Satish sir, Madam Swarna Kamakshi and Diwakar organized games for the delegates. In addition to this, Smt.Rajeshwari, Madam Swarna and Diwakar Sir anchored specific sessions.   Smt.Rajeshwari brought out the role of Economics in social studies. She cited the example of activities such as creation of a stock market and barter system to enhance the scope of economics in the class.  Anirudh Belle, one of the ex-students of CIRS had a session on the need to highlight the glory of India in every sphere of action. The morning sessions of Swamini Amma were enriching and rewarding. These sessions became the most-cherished moments for the participants.

CVP and SS, Evaluation and Setting of QP, Past, Present and Future India (History, Political, Social, Cultural, Geographical), Brain and SS, Innovative Methodologies of Teaching-Learning SS, Careers in SS, Role of SS Dept., Integration of SS with other subjects, Training for Civil Services, Knowledge Traditions Practice, Confusions and Clarifications in SS Guiding the Gifted and the Weak, Sharing best Practices were the themes of various sessions.

The participants were divided into twelve groups.  Each group was assigned with an activity. Map drawing, skit, cross-word puzzle, fashion parade and quiz were some of the most interesting activities assigned to the participants.  One group was asked to come up with strange associations such as international liars association and hen-pecked husbands association and sleep-deprived association and so on.  All the groups were given 2 minutes to put up their presentation on the stage.

A special feature in the session was the games that were organized to the delegates of the conference.  On 7/12/16 between 9 to 10 PM, the department of Social Science/s in CIRS organized fun cum educational games for the delegates of the Social Science conference. There were 4 categories of games namely knowledge, understanding, application and value-based.  In each game zone, participants were engaged in   different activities.

CIRS Shines in Digital Learning Rank

Digital Learning Magazine published by Elets Techomedia Pvt  Ltd: has ranked the schools in India based on factors like City rank, Online presence, Social footprints and Academic excellence. In Coimbatore city CIRS is placed first in City Rank and Academic excellence.

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PONGAL @ the traditional way . ...

Pongal at CIRS is as always awaited and happiest occasion for one and all. The celebrations were scheduled for three days for the children to know our good old traditions of Mother India. The children painted and decorated their Pongal pots on 13th January evening. The children in their different groups brightened up their venues with their colourful rangolis. They illuminated the whole place by their beautiful traditional dresses. The students prepared delicious sweet pongal and salt pongal and offere as prasad to Sun God.

In the afternoon, all the students played a number of traditional games like
Gilli danda
Pey Pandhu
Pambaram( Spinning top)
Blind fold game
Slow cycle race
Kambu Thalli(Ancient Hockey)
Undigol( Catapult)
Paandi(Hopping), Ailesa(Tug of war)
Sada Kudu( Kabbadi)

A special ‘aarthi’ programme under the guidance of Swami Anukoolanadaji supported by the Music and Art department was enjoyed by all.

On the third day “Mattu Pongal” was celebrated at the ashram. All the junior school students along with the teachers joined the celebration..

VARUNA BHAGAVAN POOJA

Water is indispensable for the existence of life on earth. All our day today activities revolves around water. Though the fresh water available on earth is only 3%, Bhagavan is so kind in balancing the ecosystem with various cycles. Farmers in and around nallurvayal post organised a Varuna Pooja for rain and water at Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore.  They gathered together for Varuna jepa chanting, seeking the grace of lord Varuna for water. Cirs children were part of the Pooja and jepa. They joined in the Pooja and prayers of farmers and other people gathered. Swamini Vimalananda Amma, Swami Anukoolananda and Br. SanatanChaitanya were also the part of the Pooja.

TRANSCEDENCE’17 – EVOLVE YOURSELF

Karunya University conducted a district level inter-school competitions for students of class 8-12 at Coimbatore on 7th January, 2017 in Karunya City Campus. Over 200 students participated from different schools in Coimbatore. 19 students from CIRS participated in different events and brought laurels to our school. The events were conducted from academic as well as non-academic backgrounds for the children to choose and perform.

Our students participated in Rangoli Competition where they portrayed the theme “Symbol of Beauty”. Sankari of Grade VIII & Swathi of Grade IX bagged II position in Rangoli. Few students participated in drawing competition in which the theme was “Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam’s vision for India”. Pulkit Dalmia of Grade IX conveyed the theme very well and secured I Position. We had ore events like face painting and poster painting. The theme of the face painting is “A Flag”.

Our students presented in a creative way and they bagged the 1st and the 2nd place in face painting. Our students also enthusiastically participated in events such as Mehandi design & Signing. Aswini of class X secured 3rd position in singing.

They were also a part of the senior quiz competition. They performed well and secured 3rd place. CIRS children also bagged 1st in debate, 2nd in Tamil Elocution and 2nd & 3rd in Essay writing competition.

All the students exhibited their talents in most of the events and won prizes. Our school bagged II position in Overall Championship. We were awarded with cash prize of Rs.1750.

UNREVEALING THE SECRET OF MATHEMATICS

The students of Class 8B proudly presented their first newsletter “Unrevealing the secret of Mathematics”. The objective of this newsletter is to highlight the fun one can have with Mathematics and create an interest in the subject. This newsletter is a blend of fun, creativity and knowledge filled with lots of fun based puzzles, riddles, facts, Vedic mathematics etc.

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OUT OF THE BOX THINKING CLUB

Recently, the Mathematics Department introduced the “OUT OF THE BOX THINKING” club. The sessions started off with prelims on lateral thinking to test the students’ perception of understanding things. The students were given many mathematical puzzles such as Rebus, Lateral Thinking, Sudoku, etc. The sessions have boosted and developed the ability to view things from a different angle.

SAHODAYA ATHLETIC MEET 2016

Our school participated in the 39th Coimbatore Sahodaya Schools Athletic Meet 2016, held at Nehru Stadium, Coimbatore from 24th November to 26th November 2016. 1798 participants from 77 schools participated and CIRS displayed an outstanding performance in all the events. The results are as follows. Abhimanyu Gangwar of Class XI Secured the Individual Championship.

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
Kovarthana K.V.
Mahak Sunil Bhandari
A.P. Sagarika
Pranathy

4 * 100 Mts
Gold
Rithvika R. Murugaiyan
Harshita Pasari
Varsha R. Dev
Dhruvi Vinod Patel
4 * 100 Mts Bronze

Sitara A. Karthikeyan
Prachi Dokania
S. Akshita S. Nandita

4 * 100 Mts Bronze

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
A.P. Sagarika High Jump
Gold
Mahak Bhandari 800 Mts Gold
K.V. Kovarthana

800 Mts
400 Mts

Bronze
Silver
Rithvika R. Murugaiyan Long Jump Bronze
Dhruvi Vinod Patel 100 Mts Silver
Sitara A. Karthikeyan

High Jump
80 Mts Hurdles

Gold
Silver

Prachi Dokania 400 Mts Silver
Shruthi Krishna Moorthy Discus Throw Bronze

Boys Individual Event

Name
Event
Medal
Abhimanyu Gangwar

Shot Put

Gold
Discus Throw
T.P. Ajay Shiv High Jump Gold

Gowtham Raj N.

Long Jump Gold
Mitansh Raxesh Kapadia Shot Put Silver
Krish Vinod Patel Long Jump Gold

CBSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP

Our School Girls Participated in the CBSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP Organised by: Rajeev Gandhi Higher Sec.School, Bhopal from 15th November to 18th November 2016-17

GIRLS UNDER 19 CATEGORIES

Name of the students

Class & Roll. No

Events & Performance

Mahak Sunil Bhandari

10

Aquathlon (500 Mts Swimming +3000 Running) – 4th Place
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

Simran Deepak Ved

10

4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

Kovarthana.K.V

10

4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

Padmashree Pratap

10

4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

Geetanjali.M     

10

4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

TRINITY WESTERN MUSIC VOCAL EXAM

Trinity College of London offers graded exams for a wide range of instruments and singing, from Initial to Grade 8. The exams offer the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers. The western music vocal exam was conducted by Trinity on the 10th of November at Karunya University, Coimbatore. Three children from CIRS gave their vocal exams under different grade levels. The participants were Kavya Kumar of IB II year, Aishwara S Grade IX and Sidhesh of Grade VIII. The children performed very well in the vocal exam. The results will be declared soon.

DR. PETER MCLAUGHLIN AND MR. SAHIL D VISIT TO CIRS

Dr. Peter McLaughlin and Mr Sahil (from MAX Ventures)were in Chinmaya International Residential School on 8th and 9th of Nov 2016 They attended various classes/sessions with teachers and students and went around the campus. Below is their mail to Swami Swaroopanandaji, expressing their feelings on their visit.

Dear Swami Swaroopanandaji, 
Hari Om! 

Sahil has kindly thanked you on my behalf for the lovely visit we made to the school, but it would be remiss of me were I not to thank you myself, and to state personally how impressed I, and we together, were with what we saw. As a professional educationalist and the head of faith schools in the past, I have to say that the ethos, atmosphere and outcomes of the Chinmaya International School are remarkable, and there is a palpable sense of love (without its being excessively sentimental), care and nurturing, and stretching intellectual and spiritual rigour with it.  The joyousness of the Class 5 and 6 girls and boys at the Aarti was quite something to behold, and the class 10 spiritual class on our second morning was extremely well crafted for that age group.  The boys and girls were so good natured and collaborative, and they were lucky to start the day in such a dynamic but reflective fashion. I was also inspired – and enlightened - by Swami Anukoolanandaji’s spiritual class for the teachers.  Mrs Shanti Krishnamurthy and her teachers came across as having a true sense of vocation, and are clearly proud of what they do, as well as of “their” children. I can see whence Chandan Singh derived his firm but loving disposition towards his charges and why he was prepared to go that extra mile for them – you trained him well!  There was a truly admirable shouldering of responsibility for the proper upbringing of the children in you and all the adults we met, and Sahil and I could both tell that they loved their school, as did the boys and girls.
Even in a short visit, it is easy to spot what is most important in the life of a school, and it was edifying and inspiring to see how well Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji’s vision and the coherence of the school’s mission aligned with the work, play, accomplishments, manners, spirit and demeanour of the children.  So many schools profess a lofty vision, but it is barely lived out on a daily basis; that is clearly not the case with CIS.  You really know who you are as a learning community, and that was an inspiration for me.
Thank you also for your hospitality at your residence, and to Umesh for his care and catering, and for lending us your car and providing a driver to “fly” us to the airport.  We had a peaceful night’s rest in the serenity of your house and garden in the lee of those wonderful hills, and it was lovely to fall asleep to the sounds of the cicadas and calls of the night birds.  I am envious – in a good way! – of the good fortune of the girls, boys, teachers and other staff who live and work together on your campus. 
If you have a chance, please pass on our thanks to Swami Anukoolanadaji, Mrs Shanti Krishnamurthyji and all the boys, girls, teachers and staff for facilitating our memorable visit. 
With deep appreciation and kindest regards, 

Dr. Peter McLaughlin

Max Ventures & Industries Limited   

CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATIONS

Children’s Day was celebrated in an outstanding way at CIRS. Teachers conducted the morning assembly and wished all the children. A quiz was conducted by Mr. Diwakar. The children thoroughly enjoyed the quiz. Teachers presented beautiful cards for each child in the class. Every child received an individual card from their subject teachers. They were very happy and deeply moved by the love of their teachers.

The teachers also presented a fascinating play for the children. They acted as different fairy tale characters in the play. There was also a dance performance by the junior school teachers, which was completely fun filled.  Every teacher contributed in a different way to express their love for the children. It was entirely an entertaining and enjoyable show for the children.

INTERSCHOOL SWIMMING CHAMPIONS 2016

Our school participated in the Tamil Nadu Junior and Sub Junior Inter School Swimming Championship 2016-17, Organized by Coimbatore Aquatic Association held at the Jenny’s Club, Coimbatore on 5th November, 2016. The CIRS Girls team took part under different categories and exhibited a remarkable performance. They proudly bagged 18 medals. The results are as follows.

Group I

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
Kovarthana K.V.
Mahak Sunil Bhandari
Jhanvi Punjabi
Simran Deepak Ved

4 * 50 m Free Style
Gold

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Mahak Sunil Bhandari 50 Mts Backstroke
100 Mts Backstroke
Gold
Bronze
Jhanvi Punjabi 50 Mts Breast Stroke Bronze
Simran Deepak Ved

50 Mts Backstroke
100 Mts Backstroke

Silver
Gold

Group II

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal

Padmashree Pratap
Sitara A. Karthikeyan
Prachi Dokania
Kirtana Anantharraman


4 * 50 m Free Style
Bronze

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Sitara A. Karthikeyan 50 Mts Breast Stroke
Bronze

Group III

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal

Prakriti Gadodia
Santhoshi Sirustikaa R.
Ishika Madaan
R. Deepika


4 * 25 m Free Style
Bronze

XI GRADE TOUR - CAMP KAMBRE

Chinmaya International Residential School organized an educational trip to Camp Kambre, located at the foot of the Sahyadri Hills in Maharashtra. The 11th grade students experienced an adventurous yet reflective stay at the camp as every day was packed with new challenges and experiences. The Four-day stay at the camp was brought to life by the instructors who accompanied the students on every endeavor that they undertook. Their energy and enthusiasm resonated in the students, spreading a positive vibe. Apart from the adventurous activities, the students were also taken to the Chinmaya Vibhooti Ashram, Pune. The students were taken on an awe-inspiring walk through Pujya Swami Chinmayananda Ji’s life in his Jeevan Darshan.

CIRS celebrates DIWALI in a memorable way:

Deepawali, the festival of lights was celebrated in an impressive way. The celebrations started with the maha Dhanvantri Havan in the morning on 28th October, 2016.  The children rendered their sincere prayers to the Bhagavan Dhanvantri, an avatar of Lord Vishnu and the lord of Good Health. There was an Arati in the evening in Dhanvantri temple. Swami Swaroopananda Ji and Swami Anukoolananda Ji enlightened the children with the true essence of the festival. Swamiji explained that the continuous churning of the mind would remove the negativities of the mind with the blessings of the Bhagavan.

The next day was the most awaited day. Deepawali began with all children taking an oil bath following our traditions. Krishna Pooja was done in the morning by Br. Sanadan baiya. Swami Swaroopananda Ji blessed all the children on the special day of Deepawali. There was a rangoli competition for the children on the theme ‘Exceeding Excellence’. Students beautifully brought out their creativity and their artistic skills. Prizes were also awarded to the children to motivate them. There was a special magic show for junior school children. The Children thoroughly enjoyed the show. The evening was brightened up with lamps lit all over the campus. There was special Arati in the evening. Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s video on Deepawali was shown to the children. Gurudev revealed the real and the higher perception of Deepawali celebrations. Our children presented a beautiful dance performance spreading the joy of Deepawali in the hearts of everyone. All the students assembled after the dinner for the delighted play of crackers. The sounds of the crackers filled CIRS with the joy of celebrations. There was a beautiful twinkling of crackers in the sky. The CIRS crackers display was the best of the hour. CIRS family celebrated a safe and the most enjoyable Deepawali in the year 2016

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ANAND UTSAV 2016

Our school Annual Day, Anand Utsav 2015 started in the afternoon on the 17th of October with the arrival of hundreds of our parents and ended with their departure by 11 o’ Clock on October 19th.

Immediately after the Inaugural function in which the Shishu Vatika students gave a scintillating performance, the VidyaVaibhav (Project cum Exhibition) and Parents Teachers Meet started.

The VidyaVaibhav, [Class and Department Projects] showcased the talent of our students. There were twelve projects cum exhibitions comprising 4 class presentations and 8 department projects. All projects were based on the Chinmaya Vision Programme. Each class and department had a venue to put up their work on display while the Department of Management had three stalls to sell different items so as to collect charity and also had a project venue. The Department of Sports had two sports stalls where various games of interest were carried out. This year too the Sports Department conducted the cycle lottery contest in which Rohit Krishnaa (Grade 8), Alark Thakkar (Grade 10), Arjun Elango (Grade 11) and V. Sanjana (Grade 7) and Kevadia Brinda Ramesh (Grade 11) were announced as the lucky winners.

English Department worked on the School Magazine ‘Awareness’ with IB student-editors and IB student-sub editors who brought out a comprehensive school magazine that stands proof of the journalistic skills of our students and staff.

Music Department enthralled the visitors with their soul stirring songs on Gurudev. The show depicted the life journey of Gurudev from Ernakulam (birth place) to Sidhabari (Samadhi place) in the form of songs along with short narrations.

Our school library hosted an exhibition cum sale bookstall “Chinmaya Vani” by CCMT (Central Chinmaya Mission Trust) Publications and made a huge sale of books.

Huge amount of project requirements were procured by the administrative department which worked tirelessly to arrange the project venues, food stalls, Main stage, Vehicle Parking area, Material supply, etc.

On October 5th in the evening, the movie “The Quest” based on the life history of Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was shown that left the audience mesmerized. On October 6th, the evening program started with the delivery of Annual Report by our Principal Smt. Shanthi Krishnamurthy. A number of awards were conferred on the students in order to motivate and encourage them to strive for excellence in various fields.

It was followed by the cultural program in which hundreds of our students exhibited and exploited their dramatic skills. The cultural program named “Gynana Ganga” was an eye-opener to the audience showing the way Gurudev brought Gynana Ganga to wash the ignorance of the people in the same way as King Bhageerath brought Mother Ganaga down to the plains to wash the sins of his ancestors. The play with the digital backdrop was ably directed and the student-participants were exquisitely trained by our spiritual Acharya Swami. Anukoolanandaji with the help of a number of staff members. 

On 7th of October, the last day of the annual day celebrations many of our parents were moved to tears in the morning during the Mathru Pithru Pooja wherein our students got an opportunity to worship their parents. In the afternoon at 12 o’ clock, the Annual Day celebrations came to a close and the parents took their wards for an enjoyable and well-deserving outing.

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SOUTH ZONE SWIMMING MEET 2016

The South Zone Swimming meet for Boys was organized by the Navabharath National School, Coimbatore from 13th to 15th October, 2016. 245 Schools comprising more than 1000 participants, from six states participated in the event. 14 boys representing CIRS took part in the event. They performed well and managed to reach the finals.

The South Zone Swimming Meet for GIrls was held at the Edify world School, Hyderabad from 13th to 15th October, 2016. The CIRS Girls team took part under different categories and exhibited an extraordinary performance. They proudly bagged 21 medals. The results are as follows.

Under 17 Category

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
Santhoshi Sirustikaa R.
Shankari Karthikeyan
Poorvajha
Prakriti Gadodia
R. Deepika

4 * 100 m Free Style
Bronze
Santhoshi Sirustikaa R.
Shankari Karthikeyan
Poorvajha
Prakriti Gadodia
R. Deepika
4 * 100 m Medley Style
Bronze

Under 19 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Mahak Sunil Bhandari

50 Mts Butterfly
100 Mts Butterfly
200 Mts Butterfly

Bronze
Bronze
Bronze

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
Mahak Sunil Bhandari
Simran Deepak Ved
Kovarthana K.V.
Padmashree Pratap
Geetanjali M.

4 * 100 m Free Style
Gold
Mahak Sunil Bhandari
Simran Deepak Ved
Kovarthana K.V.
Padmashree Pratap
Geetanjali M.
4 * 100 m Medley Style
Silver

 

ONAM CELEBRATIONS

The campus was aesthetically decorated with floral   rangolis.  The day began with the pooja of Sri Krishna in the morning.  A special lunch commemorating Onam, was served at Annakshetra.

In the evening PuliKali, a recreational Colorful Folk art of Kerala was presented by the children. Not to miss the faculty and Staff, Sri. Krishna Kumar captured the attention of all the students and teachers by his mesmerizing song. The teachers presented a mind blowing Thiruvathirakali, an extremely popular folk dance of Kerala.

TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS

The CIRS students celebrated Teachers' Day on 5th September 2015, to express their gratitude towards all teachers and in memory of the great teacher Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the second President of India.

The XI Grade Children went to the different junior classes and surprised the teachers by taking classes for the students. Both students and teachers enjoyed this unexpected surprise.

The Children also conducted games for the teachers in the evening. Teachers thoroughly enjoyed the joy of playing the games. It was completely a fun filling sessions with the students.

That was not the end of the Day. CIRS Children presented a skit for the teachers depicting the importance of a teacher and the efforts taken by the teacher to manage and give her/his best at everything in a day. The VI Grade Kids beautifully presented a poem for the teachers. VII Grade Krishnalaya Dorm children made a lovely card for Madam Principal and presented it to her.

Children extended their adoration and gratefulness towards the teachers, by gifting them a certificate bearing the name of the respective teacher.

WHITE SWAN AWARD

White Swan is a brain child of SOUL which is a part of Asia One, the leading international media house of URS International. Symbol of Universal Learning (SOUL) is an entity committed to the promotion of knowledge and education-based initiatives. Together with its parent company Asia One, SOUL is introducing the White Swan Awards to honor the eminent educationists of India.

Shanti Krishnamurthy, Principal, Chinmaya International Residential School, has been honored with the country’s finest award in education, the ‘White Swan Award’ for the ‘Most Influential Leader 2015-16’, and Chinmaya International Residential School has been awarded with ‘The White Swan Award’ for the ‘Most Influential Brand 2015-16’, at the Taj Lands’ End, Mumbai on 3rd September, 2016.

WORKSHOP ON CREATIVE WRITING

The English Department, in an effort to improve the writing skills of students and to expose them to various methods of enhancing their creative approach decided to conduct a series of workshops.

The first of this series was held for classes IX and X and Classes XI, XII, IB years I and II. The workshop was from 6:30 to 7:30pm on both days. The workshop was titled “Beginnings and Endings”. The students were exposed to various methods of beginning paragraphs and many examples were presented. The emphasis on all the sensory feelings and the necessity to include emotion to present a description were emphasized. Through visuals, audio tracks and video inputs students were sensitized to the world of creative expression.

The students found the workshop a very new idea and have expressed their excitement and their desire to attend more of the same kind. The time constraints did not allow everyone to express themselves and they hoped to be given a chance in the later workshops. There was loud appreciation for content and they left the workshop enthused to put their creativity to the test to achieve novelty in expression.

RECORDING ROOM INNAUGRATED

CIRS boasts of having a new state-of-the-art recording room with sound proof rooms and high tech audio recording devices.  These include Yamaha Digital Mixing Console 01V96i, Yamaha powered Monitor Speakers, Lenovo All in One PC with i7 processor and high response mics.

To mark the innaugral opening of the new recording room a special pooja was conducted on 11th July 2016 in the morning. Swami Swaroopanandaji and Swami Anukoolanandaji graced the occasion with their presence..

 

PUJYA GURUJI RECEIVES THE PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD

Acharyas and Centres of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide
 
Dear All

 
Hari Om!

The great grand day finally arrived on 12th April 2016. The whole Mission awaited with bated breath! After pranaams to Pujya Gurudev, Pujya Guruji accompanied by Swami Nikhilanandaji and Smt. Prarthna Saran reached the grand Rashtrapati Bhavan and were escorted to the Durbar Hall. It is a very historic hall where all great people, Viceroys, Queens, Kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers and so many other dignitaries have been received and honoured by our nation!

The President of India arrived at exactly 11:30am and was saluted by military drums and the National Anthem followed thereafter. The awardees were all great achievers in their own fields and there was huge applause for each one as the President himself pinned on the medals – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Our Pujya Guruji was so simple, gracious, holy and divine among the other glitterati: Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Rajnikant and others. It is a big moment of pride for the entire Chinmaya Mission worldwide! The award, by Pujya Gurudev’s blessings, bestows on the Mission National honour, prestige, pride of recognition and the fragrance of a country’s love and salutation. The President, the Prime Minister, Home Minister, Transport and Roads Minister, Power Minister etc. were all there including the top brass of the three defence forces and top government servants. The heart swelled with pride and the eyes were moist with gratitude, they all honoured our Chinmaya Mission in honouring Pujya Guruji. The function came to a close with the National Anthem, and tea hosted by the President in the Grand Old Ball Room and Ashoka Hall with its garden views and painted ceilings! Glory to Chinmaya Mission!

Back at the Chinmaya Centre for World Understanding, Delhi, Pujya Guruji was welcomed with dance, drums, aarti and flowers. Devotees danced their way to Pujya Gurudev’s Pratima sthal. Pujya Guruji first and foremost prayed to and thanked his beloved and revered teacher, Pujya Gurudev. It was so touching when he put the awarded Padma Bhushan and the citation at Pujya Gurudev’s feet and then in his lap with so much love and devotion. This selfless devotion was a great teaching to all Mission members on selfless service and graceful renunciation.

We share this historic and joyous moment with some precious photographs (Photographs 1-4 courtesy of the Honourable Government of India) and the video (courtesy of Doordarshan National) of the Civil Investiture Ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82EUjg5FhTo


With Prem & OM!
In His Service,


Manisha Khemlani
Chief Executive Officer

VALUE BASED EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR SAHODAYA SCHOOL

This year, Chinmaya Mision all around the world is celebrating a Birth Centenary year of its founder, His Holiness, Pujya Swami Chinmayananda. This year is also the golden jubilee year of Chinmaya Education Movement.

We, at CIRS, undertook the project of spreading HIS extraordinary vision of holistic value based education through "Chinmaya Vision Program" among Sahodaya schools in and around the city of Coimbatore.

After visiting 6 schools and sharing this knowledge with them, on 27/02/2016, we at CIRS, hosted the "Value Based Education" workshop for the Sahodaya Schools of Coimbatore. 17 schools participated in this workshop with over 60 enthusiastic teachers from primary, secondary and senior secondary school.

The workshop started at 9:30 am with a key note address given by our eminent and dynamic speaker Swamini Vimalanandaji, Director, CCMT Education Cell. Swamini amma gave us an insight on the true meaning of Education and its Vision which is the need of the hour for our education system.

Experienced and inspired members of CIRS, Swami Anukoolanandaji (Spiritual Guide), Smt Shanti Krishnamurthy (Principal) and Smt Rajeshwari (Secondary School Coordinator) enlightened the teachers on the importance of the Holistic Education by exploring various aspect of Education through games, activities, worksheets, discussions and presentations. A demo class was also conducted, incorporating all the components of this Vision Program and towards the end of the workshop, all the participating teachers were asked to prepare their plan of action for their classes.

Every member who took part in the workshop,  admired and appreciated the workshop and found it to be enriching, informative, an eye-opener and very unique.

Mr Lokesh from Camford International School said - "The CVP session did not just show me how to teach but enlightened me on how to live my life."

CHINMAYA QUOTIENT QUIZ FOR PARENTS – FINALIST FROM CIRS….

CIRS congratulates Smt. Alarmelumangai S., Mother of Sanjesh (6C) and Ritesh (8C) for qualifying for the Final round of CQ - The Education Quiz for parents  of Chinmaya Vidyalayas. 38 parents have been selected for the final round based on the First Round of quiz held in Jan 2016.  Final Quiz will be held on 15.5.2016 at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Thondamuthur Road, Vadavalli, Coimbatore-641041.  CIRS family wishes her all the very best for her success.

BOOK LOVERS’ CLUB

CIRS has joined hands with the BLPS Program in the Academic Year 2015-16.  Reading habits should be nurtured from young ages and hence our school felt the need for such an intensive reading program to enhance the reading population.

This program started with great zeal and enthusiasm, inculcating Grade 5 to Grade 8 students of our school into the vigorous efforts of making them voracious readers.  We had two sessions of our BLPS representatives, giving immense insight into the program along with reference to teachers to how the program should go about.  It was great success where all the graders got to learn books of different genre and writers.

Also, a workbook for given in lieu with the books they read just to make sure that the progress was happening in them and they had a wonderful time doing the workbook.

Children read all the books that were recommended for them and also suggested a few books that they would prefer in their grade, which was really encouraging for teachers and the BLPS program representatives. Our school is looking forward for many more events like these, and it would a pleasure to serve the student society with our efforts.

 

KHEL MELA 2016

The XX Annual Khel Mela Athletic Meet 2015-2016 began on 2nd February 2016 with the arrival of the chief guest, Swami Swaroopanandaji and the prayer song led by Ashwini Athreya and Kaavya Kumar.  A spectacular display of March past was put up by the students of CIRS for the chief guest and the parents as they were led by the Senior Sports Secretary Shravan M. The meet was declared open by the chief guest after the oath taken by the students led by the Junior Sports Secretary Ajay Shiv and the opening speech by Senior Sports Secretary Sagarika A. P.

After this, the junior students performed a drill on patriotism and the senior students performed on the theme "Unto Him Our Best".This was followed by the track and field events for the sporting stalwarts of CIRS who participated with true sportsmanship.

After lunch, it was time for the parents to show their sportsmanship and worth on the field.

The 1st day ended with Swami Swaroopanandaji addressing the parents and the junior school students performing a Shadow drill.

The Day 2 started with the Khel Mela song performed by the parents. It was followed by the Yoga drill, the house drills and the NCC drill.

Sports Secretaries led the students of CIRS and the Principal and the Headmistress led the contingent of teachers for the closing March past.

The Khel Mela ended with the prize distribution ceremony where Vishwamitra house emerged as the overall sports champions.

The meet was declared close by Swami Swaroopanandaji after the flag retreating ceremony done by the junior council and the NCC cadets and the closing speech by Junior Sports Secretary Mahak Bhandari.

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PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD FOR PUJYA GURUJI - PROUD MOMENT FOR CHINMAYA MISSION:

 

PARENTS OF CIRS SHARE THE MOMENTS OF JOY:

Mail from the Parent of K. KRISHNAVENI(2501) Class 6 A


Its a great news Madam!!
Our pranams to swamiji in this wonderful occassion!!

Thanks and Regards,
M. Kumaresh Murthy

Mail from the Parent of Dhruv Sharma(2379) Class 9 A


Congratulations Madam!
It’s indeed a great news and matter of proud for the entire Chinmaya family.
Best regards,
Neeraj Sharma

Mail from the parent of Niranjana(2315) Class 11 Engg

To
   Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji

 Hari Om  Namaste!

 I am extremely happy to hear the news of our Pujya Guruji being honoured with the Prestigious award of Padma Bhushan by the Indian Goverment. The award you are rewarded is for your effortless trying. I wish many more awards in your life. It is the beginning of journey and lots of things are yet to achieve. Congratulation for winning this award.”

Regards
Ramasubramania Raja

Mail from the Parent of Simran of Class 9

Dear Principal madam,

Our heartiest congratulations to Swamiji & Chinmaya Mission for this great national honor.
We are proud to be associated with you all & look forward to meet you next week.

Warm regards.
Deepak Ved

ALL INDIA CHINMAYA KHEL MELA  ATHLETIC MEET

Few of our students participated in the All India Chinmaya Khel Mela  Athletic Meet held at Chinmaya Vidhyalaya, Kochi from 19.01.2016 to 22.01.2016. Our students participated in the Under 14, Under 16 and Under 19 Boys and Girls categories.The Under 16 Girls team  emerged as Section Champions. Our School came second in Overall Championship. The results are as follows:

Under 19 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal

K V Kovarthana

400 Mts 
800 Mts 
Gold
Gold

Shreyah Pooranan

400 Mts 
Bronze

Sejal Bahl

Long Jump
100 Mts
Gold
Bronze

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
KV Kovarthana
Shreyah Pooranan
Sejal Bahl
Deekshita Muthukumar
Harshita Pasari
4 X 400M
Silver
KV Kovarthana
Shreyah Pooranan
Sejal Bahl
Deekshita Muthukumar
Harshita Pasari
4 X 100M Bronze

Boys Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Prerak Bhalala Shot put
Gold

Agasthya

800 Mts Bronze

Under 16 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Mahak Bhandari 400 Mts 
800 Mts
Gold
Gold

C Pranathy

200 Mts
Silver

Dhruvi Vinod Patel

High Jump
Gold

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal

Mahak Bhandari
C Pranathy
Dhruvi Vinod Patel
Rithvika R Murugaiyan
Amrutha  S U


4 X 100M
Gold

Boys Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal

Abhimanyu Gangwar

Shot put
Discus Throw

Gold
Silver
Manan  Bhanderi Shot put
Discus Throw
Bronze
Bronze
J P Ajayshiv High Jump
Triple Jump
Silver
Silver

Boys Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal

Gowtham
Govind
Karan Nair
Saswat
Haswanth

4 X 100M
Silver

Under 14 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Sitara A Karthikeyan Long Jump
Gold
Gold

Neha S

400 Mts
Silver

Boys Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal

Anirudh P K

High Jump
400 Mts

Gold
Gold

CIRS AWARDED THE JURY’S AWARD

Education Today is an online Education portal based in the IT hub of Bangalore. On December 12th 2015, Education Today conducted the 3rd National Conference for K-12 leadership and the School Merit Awards 2015 at The Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore.  Eminent educators from all over India attended the one-day conference.

Around 2000+ schools and 150+ Preschools submitted their nomination across various categories like CBSE, ICSE, International schools, Montessori, etc. The awards were presented across multiple categories like Top 20 CBSE and ICSE schools, Top 10 International schools, Jury‘s Choice and Parent’s Choice award, city-wise school ranking and upcoming schools.

At CIRS, we are happy to share with everyone that CIRS has been awarded with the Jury’s Award at the School Merit Awards 2015.

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ANGLA GHOSTI – A SEMINAR ON ENGLISH

The overview of the five day workshop ‘Angla Ghosti’, conducted by CCMT cell was presented by the CIRS English department in the staff orientation programme on January 5, 2016. A condensed form of all the sessions was presented in a nutshell. The topics of the presentation were Critical Thinking, Story Telling, Etymology, History of English, Reading Proficiency, Careers in English, Integration of English with other subjects, Language and Brain, English and CVP, Communication Skills in English and English and Evaluation.

 

ISA AWARD 2015-2018

On the 6th of May this year, we received the good news that we we have received the British Council International School Award, for the second time, for the period 2015-2018.

This was followed by the assessment report from British Council which commended our dossier compilation for reflecting “authenticity, internationalism, diversity” with “Students being extensively involved” and for “the good use of online collaboration partnership with schools”.

The School Awards Ceremony was held in New Delhi on Wednesday 08 July 2015 from 1700 – 2000 hrs at Hotel Kempinski Ambience. Mrs. Jaya Ravishankar, received the award on behalf of the school.

 

CIRS TEACHERS RECEIVE APPRECIATION LETTERS FROM MINISTRY OF HRD

36  teachers from Chinmaya International Residential School  received letters of appreciation from Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani. The letter addressed each teacher personally and congratulated them for the performance of their students in the board examinations in their respective subjects.   In her letter, she has mentioned the following lines:
“I firmly believe that it is the teacher who plays the most critical role in influencing the minds and personalities of young students, enabling them to discover their talents. I thank you for your commitment and dedication” .

The letter also stated that Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani is looking forward to work with teachers to ensure that the “culture of excellence and innovation that the teachers exemplify becomes synonymous with education in India.”

 

CIRS'S RANKING BY EDUCATION WORLD FEATURES IN TIMES OF INDIA NEWS PAPER:

The Education World Magazine's ranking of CIRS as country's second best co-ed boarding school has featured in the Times of India News Paper, Coimbatore edition on 08.09.2015. To view the news item, click on the images below. 

 

MATHEMATICS WORKSHOP ON CONCEPTUAL CLARITY

A math workshop organised by Coimbatore Sahodaya Schools was conducted for teachers handling classes 9 to 12. The workshop was held on 24th and 25th August 2015 at PSG Public Schools, Coimbatore.  Mr. Prakash, Mrs. N. Bhuvaneswari, Mrs. Sangeeta Shukla and Mr. Karthikeyan from the Mathematics Department attended the workshop.

Mr. M. L. Aggarwal was the resource person for the workshop.  The main objective of the workshop was to initiate logical thinking and analytical reasoning and bring about Conceptual Clarity in Mathematics classes.

The sessions of the IX and X category included How to bring in the Mathematical Thinking in the minds of the children, clarity on Teaching of Mensuration and sessions on Geometry and Trigonometry. Approach to questioning was also discussed.
The sessions of the XI and XII category included How to introduce a new mathematical concept, clarity on Teaching of Relation & Function, sessions on Permutation & Combination and Probability. On the whole the workshop was very helpful and interesting.


GURUDEV@CIRS

The sky was overcast and the drizzle threatened to continue as CIRS geared to welcome its spiritual Master and Guide Gurudev into its precincts. The air was writ with anticipation as Gurudev embarked from the Chinmaya Sandesh Vahini. HIS ‘Jyoti’ that burnt resplendent, HIS ‘padukas’ that echoed the blessings of a million miles of spiritual journey and HIS ‘vastras’ that had graced HIS human form were welcomed with prostrating hearts by one and all !

On 28th June, 2015, at 2:30 in the custom of the traditional Hindu welcome the great Sage was welcomed with the ‘Poorna Kumbha’ amidst Vedic Chanting and mantras by Swami Swaroopanandaji and Swami Anukoolanandaji. The vibrations of the Multi Purpose Hall wove threads of reverence in each one present and the whole fabric of the laity was an insignia of love and devotion. Those who hadn’t had the fortune of having met Gurudev in HIS life felt fortunate to be present to feel HIS benign presence around them.Gurudev our Master was amongst us in material form and all rejoiced as they revered the Great Master by performing a ‘pooja’ and cleansed the pirits by singing Gurudev’s ‘aarti’– a blessing, a benediction!

The spirit of Gurudev was so tangible that one felt it in every breath of air that one took in.The ‘Yagnatorium’ that paraded the pageant of Gods and revealed the significance of the ideal behind the idol, wherein the student scould connect to the Lord was spiritually edifying. In batches of 30, the ‘Yagnatorium’ was a pilgrimage for seekers the whole day and the warmth that the exhibition of the ‘meditation’ heralded by Gurudev in HIS own voice took the seeker onto a different plane altogether. The students soaked in the experience of becoming aware of higher levels of goodness and grace.

The lake that ornaments the bounty of Nature was the venue of the next agenda at 5:30 p.m, where piety of the spirit and the therapeutic balm of water synthesized into a festive celebration as Gurudev’s presence graced the waters. On the raft midst much chanting and dancing Gurudev’s aura exuded tranquil blessings upon the staff and student fraternity. The ‘aarti’ of Gurudev at the center of the lake to the chanting of ‘jappas’ and ‘bhajans’ reverberated throughout the concrete and natural edifices and integrated the past and the present into one whole cornucopia of sublime love.

At 6:30 p.m the procession from the lake once again entered the Multi Purpose Hall and the stage was set to perform the ‘Paduka Pooja’ of Gurudev, a blessing for the seeker. As the Principal and the Headmistress performed the ‘pooja’ of the Master whose knowledge made firm every step that sought direction, the hall was immersed in deep devotion . The students presented a Dance–Drama entitled ‘Footsteps’ depicting their gratitude to their beneficiary Swami Chinmayanandaji. It was a work offered in gratitude with the spirit of ‘Unto Him Our Best', the reigning motto of the year commemorating HIS Birth Centenary Year. The excellence of the performance was heard in the applause and that it was an offering ‘Unto Him’ that made it all possible.

The lighting of the Chinese lamps that adorned the skies of CIRS were a signature of the ‘Jyoti’ of Gurudev that illumines and makes bright each life touched by the presence of the sublime Master. The ornate skies of CIRS came alive with the magic of these lamps and one felt the uplifting echoes of the soul in unison with the Divine – Our Master.

Thus, began a new era in the life of CIRS where the blessings of Gurudev find redolence in all aspects. Be it in the touch of a blade of grass at Arjuna Field or be it in the whisper of the breeze caressing the waters of the lake or be it in the stoic strength of the quadrangle or be it in the vibrancy of the Multi Purpose Hall Gurudev’s benevolent presence resides and makes pure every sinew and every fiber of CIRS come alive and dance , with HIS Divinity. We at CIRS are indeed blessed and remain blessed!

 

GAURAV AWARD

Our dear principal Smt. Shanti Krishnamuthy received the Chinmaya Gaurav Award from Param Pujya Guruji on 22.05.2015 at a function held in CIRS.

BOOK LOVERS PROGRAM FOR SCHOOLS – TEACHERS’ TRAINING

“Not every reader is a leader, but every leader must be a reader.”
– Harry S. Truman

To elevate the spirit, to stimulate the thoughts, to foster the concentration, books are one of the best tools. To instill a taste for reading, to inculcate reading habit right from tender age, CIRS is joining hands with an organization “The Book Lovers Program for Schools”.  BLPS is a reading program based on books and storytelling. To start with, to guide our students, BLPS conducted a training program for our English Teachers on 2nd and 3rd April in our Audio Visual Room. Team Work Games, what makes a good story, what makes a good story writing, theory of story writing, method of storytelling and so on were the topics discussed in the training program.

FIRST VISION PROGRAM

In connection with the Birth Centenary celebrations of Pujya Gurudev, and the golden Jubilee of the Chinmaya Education Movement, we at CIRS wish to pay our obeisance to this great master by spreading his extraordinary vision of holistic education among schools in and around the city of Coimbatore. By conducting the CVP seminar in the schools of Coimbatore.

This project was flagged off on March 26, 2015 in Little Kingdom School, Tirupur. The Prinicpal, Mrs. Shanti Krishnamurthy educated the teachers on the aspect of Integrated Development. Swami Anukoolanadaji introduced the vision program and shed light on imbibing importance of Indian Culture in education. Ms. Sandipa spoke on developing the need for developing patriotism and a Universal Outlook and Rajeshwari very enthusaistically demonstrated the thrill of incorporating these aspects in our lessons. A question-answer session concluded the program. It was very well received and very highly appreciated by the teachers and the members of the Management.

VIGNANA GOSHTI

Vignana Goshti, a seminar on science, was conducted by the CCMT - Education Cell during the month of December for all the Chinmaya Vidyalaya Science Teachers. It was held at CIRS from 2nd to 6th of December 2014. About 160 Science teachers, from Primary to Senior Secondary school, participated in this event.

The main objective of the seminar was to bring about new dimension to teaching Science in schools. The aim to bring about a research based teaching was the highlight of the program.
The Vignana Goshti was flagged off by our dear Swamini Vimalanandaji and Smt. Ramani Thyagarajan, Administrator of CCMT Education Cell. The Chief Guest was none other than Dr. B.M Hegde, Ex Vice Chancellor of Manipal University.

Many sessions were conducted by eminent resources persons in the field of Education and Science. To name a few, some of the sessions were as follows:
1. New Paradigms in Science by Dr. B M Hegde
2. Research & Project Methodologies in teaching Science by Smt. Sheela Krishnaswami and Dr. Geeta Iyer
3. Science teaching through activities, Science for High and Low achievers by Sri. Surya Kumar
4. Ayurveda and Science by Dr. P Ram Manohar
6. Science in Ancient India by Sri. M Pramod Kumar

One of the most inspiring and insightful session was ';Science and Spirituality'; by Swamini Vimalanandaji.

The seminar also had innovative Ice Breaking session, Quiz on Ayurveda, Fun Games and Camp fire. There was also an Exhibition put up by the various Chinmaya Vidyalaya teachers.
The seminar concluded with a Plan of Action being formulated by each schools and this is to be implemented in their respective school.


BRITISH COUNCIL ACKNOWLEDGES CIRS

CIRS has been involved in the Connecting Classrooms programme , a UK government and British Council education initiative for the last two years. During this period CIRS had the opportunity to exchange projects and ideas with various schools such as St. Cadoc's Catholic Primary School (Cardiff), St. Martin's School (Essex), Dogkennel Hill Primary school, East Dulwich, etc. On 4th November 2014 British Council presented a certificate to CIRS for sharing resources and expertise generously, thereby enriching education in the schools participating in the Connecting Classrooms programme.

MARCHING FORWARD: A CAREER COUNSELING MODULE FOR CLASS 10 AND 12

"Marching Forward" - A comprehensive programme launched at CIRS towards guiding our class X and XII students in making right decisions by choosing the appropriate stream, college and career according to their aptitudes and interests.
Under this program, a number of sessions are planned and designed to suit the needs of the children. They are......

  • Know Thyself (Aptitudes and Attitudes) – Swami Swaroopanandaji
  • Discussion cum Activity - Swami Anukoolanandaji
  • School Policies on Admission - Principal
  • An Insight into Careers – Shiv Dewan of One Step Up
  • Don’t Miss out -  Scope of Science, Management and IB
  • Admissions Abroad – Madam Sandipa
  • Where are Our Alumni?
  • Voice of Alumni – (Via Skype, e-mail, Meeting)
  • Parents as resource in career guidance

A brief report on the activities undertaken is given below.

Date: 22.07.15

Swamiji inaugurated this program and blessed the students of class 10 and 12. He emphasized on making the right choices in life and choose a career according to ones swabhava.  He explained in detail our school motto and how it helps in choosing the career.

Date: 15.08.15

Our Principal, Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy addressed the class 10 students on CIRS norms and procedures for admission of students to class 11. She also emphasized the importance of academic performance and conduct as the basic criteria for admission of any student to any school. She motivated the students to perform well in not only their formatives but also their upcoming SA exams.

She also clarified doubts and queries of the students pertaining to School Based exam or Board exam, subject combinations in class 11, difference between IB and CBSE, etc. Students were enriched by this session and gained clarity on various issues.

Date :  22.08.2015

A session on marching forward was organized by Smt. Rajeshwari, Shri Satish Kumar and Sri Ganesh for the class 10 students from 3.00 pm to 4.00pm in AV Room.  The students were given the inputs on the different streams available for class XI and also the career options.  Mr. Satish dealt with the XI Science stream and the associated careers.  Mrs. Rajeshwari discussed about the Management courses and careers.  Mr. Ganesh shared the aspects of IB Diploma Programme.

Date: 13.10.2015

Mr. Shiv Diwan from One Step Up, came to our school with his team of resource persons and addressed the students of class 10 and 12. Through presentation and discussion, he touched upon various careers, their strength and weakness, the eligibility criteria, the entrance and admission procedures and their future prospects and cost involved. They gave various insight into different career modules and the careers touched upon were as follows: Actuarial Science, Medicine, Engineering , Civil Services, Law, MBA etc.

VISIT BY REPRESENTATIVES OF UNIVERSITIES ABROAD:

The representatives of the following universities visited our school during this term and interacted with students of classes XI and XII.

Date
Name of the University
Country
Courses
06.08.2015 University of British Colombia Canada Engineering and Management
18.08.2015 Hong Kong University Hong Kong Engineering and Management
26.08.2015 New Castle University
University of Exeter
University of Surrey
University of West of England
Royal Holloway University of London
Coventry University
Cardiff University
Northumbria University
University of Glasgow
Plymouth University
UK (Organized by British Council) Management, Art, Humanities and Sciences
02.09.2015 Miriam University
University of Waterloo
London Metropolitan University
London South Bank University
Swansea University University of Leeds
Canada
Canada
UK
UK
UK
Management, Engineering, Art and Humanities
07.09.2015 University of Alberta
Trinity College Dublin
Canada  
15.10.2015 ESSEC Business School Singapore BBA
16.10.2015 NYU - Abu Dhabi UAE  
19.10.2015 SP Jain School of Global Management Australia BBA
22.09.2015 IE University Spain Spain  

OUR DEAR PRINCIPAL RECEIVES THE MENTOR AWARD

On the eve of Teachers’ Day, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani, felicitated the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Teachers and Mentors for their contribution to the field of education. Commemorating the birth anniversary of former President Dr. S Radhakrishnan, the Board acknowledged the role and impact of the teachers in strengthening future generations.    Our Principal Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy is one of the 15 principals across the country who have received the Mentor Award.   The Mentor Awards recognise principals who go an extra mile in their endeavour to promote excellence. 

Mentors are selected on the basis of their training experience, professional guidance, positive role-modelling, collaboration with mentee schools and initiating innovative practices. 
The HRD Minister congratulated all the awardees and highlighted the importance and role of teachers in inculcating values in children in building a society and a nation.

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NBC’S 5TH NEWSMAKERS ACHIEVERS AWARDS

Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communication Pvt Ltd (NBC) hosted the fifth annual 'Newsmakers Achievers Award 2014' on May 1, 2014 at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai. This year Pujya Guruji, Swami Tejomayananda received the award in the category of Lifetime Award, Spiritual Leader.  As Pujya Guruji was unable to attend the ceremony, Swami Bodhatmananda received the award on Pujya Guruji's behalf. Swami Bodhatmananda was accompanied by Trustees and officials of Central Chinmaya Mission Trust and Chinmaya Seva Trust, Bombay.

Pujya Guruji's was introduced as follows: “He is an Indian spiritual leader and Head of Chinmaya Mission. He is a living portrait of simplicity with depth, humility with courage, and wisdom with devotion. Always jovial, smiling, and welcoming, he is readily accessible and approachable to all who seek the knowledge of Vedanta from him.  After attending a couple of talks of Swami Chinmayananda on the Bhagavad Gita, Sudhakar Kaitwade was inspired to join Chinmaya Mission's residential Vedanta course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai. Upon completing the course in 1975, he was initiated as Brahmachari Vivek Chaitanya. On October 21, 1983, Swami Chinmayananda initiated him into sannyasa, bestowing upon him the name, Swami Tejomayananda. As the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, Swami Tejomayananda-now known in the Mission as Pujya Guruji-has continuously and dynamically pursued his guru's grand spiritual and organisational vision.”

COLLEGE COUNSELING PROGRAM

CIRS is happy to share with the parents on the introduction of in-house College Counseling Program. This program provides guidance to those students interested in applying to school outside of India. With proper support and advice, your child will surely succeed in the challenging and cumbersome endeavor.

We have two exceptionally qualified CIRS faculty that have designed this beautifully structured program: 

    
Ms. Sandipa Bhattacharjee
Mr. Ganesh Eswaran
Head of English Department
IB Coordinator
IB/CBSE English Educator
IB Physics Educator

Regular sessions will be taking place weekly, covering a variety of topics from the 'intricacies of the college application process' to 'writing the perfect personal statement' to 'advice on staying focused while in college'. Throughout this process, the students will be guided in all aspects of the application process. The team will also ensure timely submission of all requirements. As always, we encourage Parents to have candid conversations with your children about future prospects.

In the future, the team will send updates on the progress of the program to the parents. The team is available for queries at counselor@cirschool.org 

LEARNING INITIATIVES AT CIRS

PSYCHOLOGY LAB

Psychological tools and techniques help to uncover the latent aspects of an individual’s behaviour. Thus they aid in understanding, predicting and controlling the human behaviour, which is the fundamental aim of psychology.

Practicals in psychology are indented to provide students with requisite knowledge and skills in psychological tools and techniques. Keeping in view the CBSE syllabus of psychology, the students would undertake practicals in psychological testing which would involve using standardised psychological tests in different domains, i.e. intelligence, personality, aptitude, adjustment, attitude, self-concept and anxiety. To make these happen, CIRS has established a Psychology lab with appropriate equipments and tools for testing.

Activity based learning in Science at CIRS

Science at CIRS is going to change the way your child thinks. Gone are the days of lessons taught in the classroom. It is hands-on experience that brings lessons alive. So - come new session, students of Classes 5 to 8 will participate in a unique enrichment program where they will do their own experiments before a concept is taught, during the lessons and after the concept has been discussed in class. All this, apart from the usual activities prescribed by the NCERT textbooks. This is guaranteed to make science exploration a way of life at CIRS.
That is certainly not all:
Classes 5 and 6 also get to participate in this fantastic new learning experience promoted by the National Geographic Magazine where they get 7 issues per year and after reading the magazine, they get quizzed on the contents rich in Science and Environment. This is a truly international experience and the children are expected to grow from this universal outlook with a truly global understanding of their being.
The Major Resource Components are

  • READING THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER MAGAZINE FOR EVERY CHILD
    • (7 ISSUES PER YEAR), WORKSHEETS AND QUIZZES
  • CLASSROOM POSTERS WITH EVERY ISSUE
  • PROJECTABLE (INTERACTIVE SMART BOART) CONTENT
  • WEBSITE FOR STUDENTS WITH RICH CONTENT AND RESOURCES INCLUDES PICTURES, VIDEOS, ANIMATIONS AND READING MATERIALS

CIRS receives TOP SCHOOLS OF INDIA AWARD

CIRS received the TOP SCHOOLS OF INDIA 2013 AWARD from Digital Learning,  Asia’s premier magazine on education.  Digital Learning magazine presents the top schools of India with a  purpose to highlight the positioning of schools after analysing them on various parameters for the overall development of a child.

 

 

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