07 December 2022
“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.“ - Confucius
Jain International Residential School (JIRS) conducted a science exhibition on the 2nd of December 2022 to provide a platform for the students to use their scientific knowledge and kindle their scientific temper. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Sanjeev Sinha, Principal of JIRS. Mr. Rudra Kumar Sharma, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Gopal Raj, the IBDP Coordinator, and the Vice Principals of CBSE and IBDP/IGCSE were among the other dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony. The exhibition started with a traditional lighting of Kuthuvilakku and the principal declared the exhibition open.
Around 135 exhibits, including functioning models created by students, were on display at the event. The students explained the models to the guests with immense zeal and excitement. The models of drip irrigation, perpetual machines, rainwater harvesting, circulatory systems, and circuit games were a few of the junior-grade students' standout efforts. Models of a Tesla coil, hydraulic devices, and water level indicators were on show by the senior students. The IGCSE and IBDP students showed their exhibits, which included models of drones, greenhouses, magnetic pendulums, and the human double circulatory system. A Chemistry Corner was set up to showcase some interesting experiments like elephant toothpaste, soap preparation, and underwater candle. An interesting experiment of Carbide Canon was carried out by students in the open ground, where they demonstrated the explosion. Also, the students exhibited a wide collection of flowers in the herbarium model. The students also had fun games with circuits using LEDs.
The entire display was fascinating, entertaining, and educational and featured several scientific advancements and concepts. The resounding success of the event was greatly attributed to the students' diligent labour, cooperation, and teamwork, which were expertly encouraged and supervised by the teachers.
06 December 2022
JIRS promotes the idea of unity in diversity and requires students to learn about various cultures, customs, and celebrations. As a result, they are able to engage with a wider range of social groups and feel more secure and educated about every aspect of life.
On 25 November 2022, JIRS observed Karnataka Formation Day as Karnataka Rajyotsava. It was great to hear kids explore the rich culture of Karnataka and the significance of Karnataka Rajyotsava. There was a PowerPoint presentation that highlighted the rich splendour of the stunning structures, mansions, waterfalls, poets, artists, monarchs, and freedom fighters. The students performed a variety of Karnataka dance styles, such as the Kamsale, Kolata, and Yakshagana dances. The ceremony was attended by the entire school with zeal and enthusiasm. Students sang the national anthem and the state song and the principal and vice principal addressed the audience.
It was a memorable occasion, and the school looked lively. The entire campus blending in with the colours of the state flag was a stunning sight.
30 November 2022
On November 14, 2022, the IBDP students organised a CAS event called The Bake Sale. From 3:00 to 5:00 pm, the event took place at the Arihant Block. The kids produced and sold a range of delicacies at the event. The picture booth was a key draw for the gathering. Students were divided into teams, and preparation started four days prior to the event. The cooking team was in charge of preparing six different dishes: Mexican tart, cheese dip biscuits, cheese dip pops, Oreo pops, and Oreo milkshakes. A separate creative team was responsible for making several accessories, including the banner for the bake sale and the frame for the photo booth.
A total of 12 IBDP students were on the cooking team, which began preparing food items the day before the bake sale. The food team put up an amazing effort, and the art team used extra time in the art lab to fulfil all the creative requirements for the event.
Both teams set aside time on the day of the event to get to their respective workplaces and have everything ready in time. The students headed to the venue right after lunch to set up everything they would need for the event to run properly. When the bake sale began, the students were once more divided into various teams, including an on-site cooking team to prepare fresh food and teams for supervising, managing, marketing, selling, and accounts. The teams harmoniously collaborated throughout the baking sale. Students developed a variety of ideas and unveiled a few new products during the event. Just the first hour of the event saw the sale of half the items. The proceeds from the bake sale will be donated to a charity cause.
23 November 2022
Teacher Development Programme by IAAT
With an undertaking which envisions education as a holistic process and that all domains of learning have equal importance in the learning process, a rigorous and intensive programme focusing on building capacities of reflective thinking and collaborative learning was organised exclusively for the teachers of Jain International Residential School (JIRS) by the non-profit organisation called I Am A Teacher (IAAT). I Am A Teacher (IAAT) is a not-for-profit organisation founded in the year 2014 with the purpose of building a relevant and rigorous practice-based model for teacher education in the country. The three-day teacher development programme took place on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of November 2022 and all the teachers teaching grades 5 to 10 attended the event.
After brainstorming the expectations from the programme teachers were engaged in a teambuilding activity called Blind Rope. Here, the teachers were divided into two groups. The teachers were blindfolded and were assigned a team task of forming a square out of the given rope. The teachers had to complete the task within the allotted time. Later the teachers reflected on their task involvement, level of satisfaction, and learning from it. The group discussion opened new dimensions of applying learning in their day-to-day activities as well as personal and professional space. The programme helped teachers increase their self-awareness, appreciate their strengths, and identify their weaknesses to work on them.
On day 2, in addition to other activities, teachers had to create a tower using Jenga blocks. Teachers were grouped into small teams of 3-4 members each. They were instructed to estimate the most blocks they might possibly utilise to construct the tower in a single attempt. They were also asked to write a cumulative estimated number for their group. A teacher from each group was then given the same task while being blindfolded. In the end, everyone on the team took part and a record of the blocks used was kept. The estimated scores and the actual scores were contrasted. The teachers then discussed the elements that aided task completion, their feelings during the process, and their personal learning.
A wonderful activity focused on dreams of the past, present, and future was in store for the day. A teacher sketched the outline of the other on a chart as part of a pair activity. Following that, each teacher expressed their dreams in the profile. The teachers were then divided into groups to discuss their goals, hopes, and dreams. Later, they all worked together as a single unit and reflected in accordance with the resource persons' advice. This casting back activity removed numerous coverings, revealing deeper layers of awareness.
12 October 2022
Jain International Residential School (JIRS) recently had the honour to welcome Dr. Sumer Bahadur Singh and Mr. Vinay Pande, representatives from the Boarding Schools Association of India.
Their visit started with them attending the assembly and being welcomed by Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Sinha, the principal. The speakers delighted the students and teachers with their nuggets of wisdom as they addressed the august assembly. The delegation also visited dorms, engaged in conversation with teachers and other staff members, and participated in an interactive session with the council members.
07 October 2022
JIRS believes in the holistic development of every student who learns the rules of art like a pro and creates a unique masterpiece. The students collaborated enthusiastically for a fruitful learning experience during the events planned by the Cultural Committee of Jain International Residential School (JIRS). The zealous students of grades 5-12 across all curricula participated in various activities such as poster making, speed painting, t-shirt painting, face painting, comic strip and cartooning, and best out of waste on 23rd September 2022. The students collaborated enthusiastically for a fruitful learning experience.