Jain International Residential School participated in the CMS MUN V6 on 29 and 30 November and 1 December 2019. 8 students Akanksha Jain, Dhruv Shah, Jyot Bhami, Dhir Shah, Deepa Shankar, Priyansh, Naman Gupta and Anish Sai Sunku took part in the MUN.
There were 4 committees which consisted of UNSC, DISEC, CCC and The Lok Sabha. The CMS MUN V6 being a university MUN had a limited number of delegates. The committees were very competitive. The delegates of JIRS were the youngest delegation. The delegates of JIRS had exposure to world politics, war and even the present riots of Article 370 in India. The delegates also learned a lot about the development in the Northern African region.
The overall experience and exposure helped the delegates to learn and gain a lot of enriched knowledge. Like always all the students of JIRS ensured to get recognition in the committee. Dhruv Shah of ‘IB’ year 1 was awarded a ‘verbal mention’ in DISEC.
Visit to Magnificent Kangra Valley, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Mussoorie
The students of Grade 9 and Grade 11 visited the Magnificent Kangra Valley, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Mussoorie to explore and experience the environment, culture and traditions from 14 to 30 September 2019.
The students got the rare opportunity of getting a glimpse of His Holiness Dalai Lama. They were very enthusiastic to know about the Tibetan Culture and the very reason of their taking refuge in our country India. They had an opportunity of spending a day with the Gaddi Community of Bal village in Kangra district.
The other attractions of this trek were The Kangra fort, The Rock Cut temple, Mata Jwalaji temple, Gyuto Monastery and Norbulingka Institute. Learning Outcome: The students enjoyed Bumpy Jumping, Rope Climbing and Trekking. They were happy that many of them were able to come out of their fear and gained confidence. The White River rafting was the most amazing and thrilling lifetime achievement for them. The visit to the Local School surprised our kids that how within limited resources the girls were able to achieve so much in life. They were able to exchange their experiences with each other and it was learning for them. Where ever our children went they were being appreciated and applauded for being in time, disciplined, not wasting food, following the instructions etc.
Jain International Residential School had established a Sister School Partnership Program with Victoria Young Leaders Indian – Australian Exchange Program, Australia, by signing an MOU with them in July 2019. Twenty students visited JIRS in September for 15 days program as part of the program and were exposed to the Indian way of life, education, and culture. The VYL students stayed with the JIRS students during their visit and established great rapport with them. The students and faculty members participated in all educational, cultural, sports, and day-to-day activities at JIRS. The students crystallized well with program and bonded with their Indian classmates. They learned STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Management/Mathematics) in India, Outbound Learning Program at Eagles Unbound Adventure Park, International Literacy, classical Indian music, dance and painting. They imbibed every aspect of Indian culture.
The Faculty of VYL, Ben and the other members were engaged in learning the systems and processes practiced at JIRS. They held classes for the JIRS students and introduced the Australian pedagogy of teaching. This Student-Teacher Exchange Program has benefited both the students and teachers of the institutions and enabled them to understand the cultural and traditions, of India and Australia. Educational approach to student centric learning program was an extraordinary learning experience for both the countries and it will grow with time. These young leaders will bring more understanding, cooperation, and respect comparative to the planet earth. They have promised to work on sustainable environment program, through Social Media, Skype and lot of other engagements.
On the occasion of India’s 73rd Independence Day on 15 August 2019, the staff and students of Jain International Residential School gathered to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who realized the dream of a free India by non-violent resistance and civil disobedience. The chief guest for this momentous ceremony was Air Commodore Jose Joseph, VSM, a distinguished officer of the Indian Air Force.
Independence Day was observed with flag-hoisting ceremony and parade. The national anthem, “Jana Gana Mana” was sung. This was followed by march past of the students. The chief guest paid rich tributes to the leaders of the Indian Independence Movement. The deep respect that the freedom struggle evokes was galvanized by the celebration of India as the beacon of hope.
A five days Memory Enhancement Workshop was conducted by Squadron Leader Mr. Jayasimha, multiple Guinness record holder in JIRS from 8 to 12 July 2019. This workshop was conducted for the junior school and senior school students of CBSE.
On the first day the students memorised list of words by fabricating stories. On the second day, they memorized countries, capitals, currencies, historical years and numerical data. At the end of the third day they were able to memorize English vocabulary and overcome English spelling mistakes. By the fourth day, they learnt on how to develop concentration, brain gym exercises and speed reading techniques. The final day concluded with training eyes for speed reading and speed reading strategies. At the end of the day a simple test was conducted on the objectives taught during the workshop. The students and the staffs were indeed benefitted and they expressed their happiness and new found confidence.
On 22 July 2019, a session on the topic “TED TALK” was organized by JIRS for students of grades VII to XII, IGCSE by Dr. Kalavathi Tiwari, Professor of Communicative English. The students were acquainted with the rules to be followed in TED TALK. It was explained to the students that the speaker ought to remember three aspects while delivering a TED TALK. In the word TED, ‘T’ letter signifies Technology, ‘E’ signifies Entertainment and ‘D’ Design. One has to utilise Technology in order to attract the audience of 21st century. In TED TALK, the speaker has to observe three aspects. These are (i) Topic Introduction and the purpose of selecting a particular topic.(ii) Teasing the audience with stimulating gestures and fun (iii) Tell Tale with anecdotes or quotes or stories or own experiences. The resource person selected “Artificial Intelligence” a topic for TED TALK and made it very clear how to deliver a TED TALK utilising all necessary techniques to make it extraordinarily effective and impressive.