MILESTONES 2015-16

pannaga

V. Dhanunjaya

Director

“IN CHARACTER,

IN MANNER,

IN STYLE,

IN ALL THINGS,

THE SUPREME

EXCELLENCE

IS SIMPLICITY”

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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Excellence in Education,

Life Time Achievement Award

Our dynamic Principal Ms. Seetha Murty receiving the

Lifetime Achievement Award organized by the Maharishi

Patanjali Vidya Mandir Samiti in Allahabad.

The Lokmanilal Excellence Award for Life Time Achievement for Excellence in

Education was conferred upon our Principal Mrs. Seetha Murty Silver Oaks International

School on December 12,2015 in a grand ceremony organized by Maharshi Patanjali Vidya

Mandir Samiti. Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Justice Dr. DY Chandrachud was the

chief guest while Justice Pankaj Mithal was the guest of Honour.

The finalists for the Lokmanilal Award for Excellence in Education 2015 were selected by

the honourable jury consisting of distinguished personalities possessing great expertise.

The eminent members of the panel were:

Hon’ble Justice Rajesh Kumar, High Court, Allahabad

Dr. Sudha Prakash, Retd. Additional Director, Education U.P.

Prof. Alka Agarwal, Allahabad University.

In his address during the ceremony, Justice Chandrachud said that he measured the ovation

given to the teachers which any celebrity would get. He said that by honouring the teachers,

we honour the teachers of our lives, and thanked the teachers’ community as a whole for

their valuable contribution to the society. He symbolically explained how teachers give

the right direction to the students through the ups and downs of life. He conveyed the

message to the educationists not to cast individuals in one mould but as product of multiple

identities.

Justice Pankaj Mithal said that this eventful day marks festivity as the celebration is for a noble

cause of honouring the teachers. He highlighted the importance of Yoga and appreciated

the wise selection of naming the school after the famous Yoga exponent Maharshi Patanjali.

He said that selfless role of teachers in shaping the destiny of the children is extremely

important.

The Principal upon return to Hyderabad shared the Life Time Achievement award with the

Acorns and the School Team very graciously.

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Dear Reader,

We are delighted to present to you Milestones for the Academic year

2015-2016. This issue has been crafted with something for every one.

The variety and creativity of the articles , events and achievements in

these pages represent the talents and commitment of students and staff

alike.

Life at Silver Oaks moves rapidly with many changes and developments

at almost every turn, Everyone has a part to play in the progress and

evolution of the School and we are glad to chronicle the developments

of the days gone by.

On behalf of the Editorial team we would like to thank the Management,

Students , Teachers , Staff and Alumni who contributed to this edition.

A publication of this nature is a keepsake .The shaping of the Institution

from where it was to where it is now.The journey of a School with a soul

of a child.

We are happy a trio to be part of this. We hope you enjoy reading it as

much as we enjoyed editing and publishing it.

Happy Reading

Treeza Rodrigues

Sangeeta Pratti

Shirani Nayar

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STUDENT EDITORIAL TEAM

‘Writing is the painting of the voice,’ they say, and rightly so. The editorial team comprises

such talented writers; young people who wove their thoughts into words, and worked

collectively to put out this magazine as it is today.

Being selected to be a part of this team was both challenging and exciting. An interview

was conducted for interested students, during which we were questioned why we wanted

to join the group. Most answered, ‘Writing is my passion,’ and it is indeed evident from

the wonderful write-ups. Some had experience writing, while others were amateurs, but

both had expressed their zeal in writing vividly.

The chosen few were assigned topics, about which we wrote creatively, the articles

gripping and alluring. We provided much-needed insight into the events going on in the

school, the winners of various competitions and much more.

Needless to say, a lot of hard work was put into the writing, editing and designing the

magazine by everyone involved. We put in our best efforts to attain the perfection we

aspired for. The final product showed a canvas upon which various colors were splashed,

but together, they made a beautiful painting. We hope you enjoy it.

Samskruthy – X-anthropologists

Janice – X-Ornithologists

Ananya – X-Ornithologists

Rishika – X-Neologists

Rishitha – X-Astronomers

Sachin – VIII-Oceans

Tanuja – X-Astronomers

Akshaya – VIII-Rivers

Sanjana – VIII-Oceans

Harshith – VIII-Oceans

Shreya – VIII-Oceans

Nanda Sai - VIII-Oceans

Karthik – VII-Polars

Ananya – VII-Equators

Shramitha – VII-Equators

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Table of Contents

Editorial Team : Introduction

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2 Powerful Focus – “Hands On Minds On’

Student and Teacher Testimonial of “Powerful

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Focus – Hands on Minds On”

Student Government Oath Taking & School

President Note

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Homage to Dr, A P J Abdul Kalam

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Leadership

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Creative Prowess

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Community Service

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Academics Prowess

10 Outbound

11 Professional Development

12 Results

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Exceptional Achievers

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Celebration

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Sport Prowess

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Musing

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Alumni

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Centre for Research & Design in Cognitive

Learning

Take a look

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Powerful focus with hands on and minds on

Goals are set by all of us to accomplish those targets which are a little

beyond what we think we can achieve. Setting goals gives us a longterm

vision and short-term motivation. It helps us to organize our

time and resources to accomplish way beyond what is expected of

us.

For these reasons, we as a school also believe that goal setting is highly

important and hence, every year we set goals to challenge and push

ourselves beyond limits and achieve greater heights.

This academic year our goal is “POWERFUL FOCUS WITH HANDS

ON AND MINDS ON”. The aim is to focus more on “doing learning”

and stimulating minds to think, for better learning,for a learning that lasts.

We as educationists understand that the ultimate aim of learning is not just understanding

a concept or scoring well in a test, it is way beyond that. It is how one applies what he/ she

learns in the classroom in daily life. Hands on and minds on approach, we feel is essential

for holistic learning and building lasting knowledge. This approach lets the students

“do” and “think”, two very integral parts of the whole learning process. Researches have

shown that students learn best when they can see, touch, hear and do.

“If I learn something “hands on and minds on”, it would mean I give it my full attention

and do it with complete focus. Therefore I feel that the skills I learn through this approach

would remain with me lifelong” - Says a student.

Being passionate about teaching, we always try coming up with new methods of making

the whole teaching learning experience more effective, meaningful and fun. But the

hands on, minds on approach has hands down, shown us the best results. This form of

learning encourages students to be investigators, to find their answers and to become

more independent learners. Since they are engaged with both their hands and minds, it

helps them develop a deeper understanding of the subject.

This teaching - learning methodology also makes the classrooms a more fun place since the

focus is not on theoretical learning from textbooks but on actually doing and learning.

All this topped with Focus makes it so much more relevant and meaningful, Focus brings

in the concentration it demands attention.

Every year when the goal is set it carves the path and plans the direction of our academic

endeavors. Which in other words we could say, “POWERFUL FOCUS WITH HANDS

ON AND MINDS ON”.

Rachna Sharma

Vice Principal

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This has been the motto of our school ever since…and will always remain to be so. This

exquisite quote was framed by Rabindranath Tagore, one of the legendary poets of India.

But since last year a new enterprise was incorporated, every year a new motto is taken up

under the indigenous motto. Last year it was-‘Raising the bar’ and this year it is- ‘Powerful

focus with minds on, hands on…’ This motto apprises us to concentrate at all times and

help ourselves as well as others. A short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the

beliefs or ideals of an individual, family, or institution. This motto keeps us thinking

again and again whether to focus or not, the answer is always to focus. The previous

academic year the motto was undoubtedly a success as students adhered to the motto by

all means. This year till this date the motto has obviously been followed promptly by all

the acorns. Now it’s the duty of each of us to fulfill the motto and our own goals too.

Shreya Patnaik

“Where the mind is without fear

and the head is held high”

-Rabindranath Tagore

Powerful focus with minds on, hands on

Our theme this year is Powerful Focus Hands on Minds on. I think, so far, that it sums

up my first term’s goal pretty well. I’ve focused intensely on my studies, allocating time

and effort to each and every subject. With help from design modules and teachers, the

result was straight A1s, and I couldn’t have been more delighted. I’ve also directed my

attention towards writing a story, and I’m pleased to say it’s coming on well.

Tanuja

“Education is not about learning facts, but training of mind to think.” said Albert

Einstein.

According to me, in 21st century, education is definitely not something based entirely on

the textbook. The new generation prefers faster and more efficient learning. This includes

technological learning, experiential learning as well as theoretical learning. This is exactly

what our theme for this year refers to. “Powerful focus with hands-on minds-on”. Handson,

minds on activities embolden students to become active participants in learning about

the world around them, and also help them in sharpening their focus.

This personally helped me in improving my conceptual understanding of all the subjects.

Not only in academics, but I feel proud to bring laurels to the school by competing in

the National skating and State Skating Hockey championship along with fulfilling my

passion to exhibit a few paintings of mine in the Art exhibition held by the School.

Janice Rodrigues

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We’re often convinced in our own voices, believing that we know what’s best for our

learning. But according to me, that is a misunderstanding .We feel that just reading and

memorizing and getting the marks we’ve longed for, serves the purpose of education.

However in the long run, conceptual understanding often through technology and

experimental processes are what make us knowledgeable. This year’s motto has boosted

forward the pace and depth of learning for me. It has also helped me realize why strategic

learning is important. And I now know that practical wisdom is what matters the most as

we grow up as young citizens.

Rishita Devarapalli

The theme of 2015-2016 was ‘Powerful focus, hands on, minds on”. We steered our

energy and attention with rigor and persistence to accomplish the success we anticipated

for. We focused on all round development including academic as well as extracurricular

activities. This helped us in learning new subjects and also in improving our personalities.

With determination we pushed to the limits overcoming our weaknesses through new

competitions such as Science Fundas along with Creative Writing, Human calculator,

Speakers at Silver Oaks, Spell Bee and Geography Bee.

Vaishnavi Raghavajosyula

“This is one of the goals for success. When our hands and minds are working with

complete concentration there is no one who can distract us and we ascend towards the

stairs of success.

It helped me a lot while I was preparing for my exams; moreover it took me to the

success.

I think this may prove to be helpful to you, as this worked out as nothing can beat a

strong determination and working hands.”

Harshith

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OATH-TAKING CEREMONY

With the advent of each new academic year the silver oaks family gets all set to elect

the student council for the school. The governing body of the school is democratically

elected by the students and teachers. The student council voices the opinions of the entire

student body and strives to strike the right balance between scholastic and extra-curricular

activities for the students. The council has a hierarchal system in which there are year

level secretaries of each class level who’re elected by the students of the respective grade

while , the members of the upper level in the student body comprises of : Chief Secretary,

Vice President and President.

The student council begins their action plan with the oath-taking ceremony. This year,

the school took pride in inviting Sqd. Ldr. Tulika Rani as the chief guest for felicitating

the oath-taking ceremony. Sqd. Ldr.Tulika Rani, an Indian Air Force officer, posted as a

squadron leader, is the first woman from Uttar Pradesh, to have unfurled the tricolor atop

the Mount Everest. The lead for the oath was given by her. This ceremony was celebrated

along with the proud parents of the council members. It ended ceremoniously, with Sqd.

Ldr.Tulika Rani imparting a few words of wisdom to the students. This gave the student

council a boost to work with great responsibility and powerful focus!

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Note from the President

Welcome to Silver Oaks School, where the head is held high and the

mind is without fear. In today’s fast-paced, technological society, getting

advanced learning and a higher education is essential to ensuring one’s

continual prosperity and quality of life.

Our School works with young learners in developing the cognitive

learning skills, study habits and leadership capabilities that they need

to succeed in the academic environment. More than this, students must

also learn to become well-rounded individuals, with creative flair and

vibrant curiosity.

Top universities aren’t just looking at Academic scores anymore. In fact they’re

digging deeper, looking for students who possess perspicacious intellect and strong

communication skills. Succeeding academically isn’t just about getting good grades, it’s

about developing an ethic around the ideals of personal intellectual development and the

habits of good citizenship.

The School believes that a student who can lead oneself with conscience will invariably

conquer test scores with confidence. It is the Inside out approach that would empower

them with life skills and values to excel in any endeavor. The School instills these values

within us, values that serve us well throughout our academic careers, as well as in our

careers after school has ended.

The well thought out policies in School for Stationery, Handwriting & Creative Writing,

Reading , Language ,Homework and Assessment are the bedrock on which loftier goals

of civic and social responsibility are placed through Me and My Country , Mantras of

Mahatma, Leader in Me and to live life the lean way.

On behalf of the student council, educators, staff and friends, I hope that you enjoy the

many benefits that an education from Silver Oaks - The School of Hyderabad provides.

Milestones will give you a bird’s eye view of the days gone by this year.

Welcome to our learning community.

Nikita Nayar

President

2015-2016

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Homage to Dr. Abdul Kalam

The recent demise of “Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam” has left us spell bound. He

was a great politician, author, professor, administrator and a scientist.

The missile man of India. An individual with great determination who led our country

during his tenure of Presidency.

You cannot find many who excel brilliantly in many fields, at the same time, all throughout

staying humble and true to the end. APJ Abdul Kalam was one of them. It is hard to believe

that a youngster who started off as a newspaper boy grew up to occupy the highest office

in the country.

India’s “Missile Man”, as he was dubbed in the popular press, Abdul Kalam was a rocket

scientist who rose to prominence as the head of the country’s successful civilian space

and missile defense programs.

Kalam, when elected president, disregarded its customary ceremonial role and reached

out to ordinary people, particularly the youth, of which all consider him as their role

model and inspiration.

The shock of his untimely death left us bereaved. To commemorate his extraordinary, yet

simple life, we at Silver Oaks School sang the song that we had written and composed for

him earlier when he came visiting us in Hyderabad. Through it, we sang of our love and

respect, keeping him alive through its heart-touching lyrics.

Leela Ma’am had penned its lyrics. The song was aired on various channels, including

CNN-IBN live, with our music and dance teacher,John Sir, Ranjani Ma’am and a couple

of students. His wise words, ‘Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter

whatever ups and downs you come across in your life,’ will never be forgotten.

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Crossing the Chasm: Leadership from Inside- Out

Silver Oaks has always been a place where young bright students are groomed to become

leaders. Our school motto is ‘Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high’.

Throughout the years as students, we have had many opportunities to hone our skills by

attending workshops and through various other programs.

From the 3rd of July to the 8th, the senior students of our school had a great learning

experience about what leadership actually is : a process or a quality? A trait or a characteristic

developed? Is it for the better of the society or for promoting one’s opinion?

Josh Kleinman and Manojna Nadumuri, , two senior high school students from a gifted

school in Chicago, took the pleasure of travelling to India meeting to conduct a five day

workshop on leadership for the students of our school. The agenda for the workshop was

simple: 4 hours a day, 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening with different modules each

day for us to learn and work on.

The main goal was for us to learn the pure

definition of leadership which is:

“Leadership is a process through which an

individual influences a group of individuals

to achieve a common goal”

Interesting activities were conducted

for better understanding of the concepts

where we were also exposed to various

perspectives on situations. We learnt

about ethical and moral choices, and how

vulnerability can play a role in leader being developed. It was a great opportunity to

open up our mind, let go of our fears and share our own views during the discussion.

As the facilitators were students of our age, it was a classroom of friends sharing and

learning with each other.

Each day we looked at leadership through

different aspects and views. We learned

about the various types of leading, and

decision making of a leader, how biases

or genders can affect leadership, how a

leader is developed and much more. We

also had debates about well known leaders

(Hitler was impossible to leave out) and

best choices to choose in certain cases

such as the decisions being made by the

government these days. Through all this

learning, fun was always a part of it.

Each moment spent with the Josh and Manojna during our workshop days were totally

worth it as they were filled with spirit and friendly joy. When they left to their home

across the world their knowledge shared with is remained with us and always will. They

gave us our mission, should we choose to accept it, to grasp every opportunity possible

to bring out the best of us and influence the best we can.

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Harvard Model United Nations Experience

Plus Two Students participated in

Harvard Model United Nations

Conference held in Hyderabad. The

plenary of speakers, quality of the

committee, participation of students

across the globe, thrust on taking up

leadership roles to solve pressing global

issues, talent nights to socialize and

understand each other better were some

of the highlights of this conference.

The Power Of One

A Person Can Be Characterised By Two Methods, An

Individual Or A Dependent Person.

Mr. Krishna Sagar Rao, came to School to share his views on how to become an independent

individual.

Mr. Krishna is the official spokes person for BJP in Telangana. He is a dedicated party

worker and an influential workshop leader. His workshop session was lively and

enthusiastic .

He helped the ninth and tenth

graders to bring out our true

potential through an interactive

workshop. It was an eye opening

session. We feel that he invoked

in us the idea that every single

person has a unique identity.

We were told about the effective

and ineffective qualities that

bind every single person and

sometimes cutting them off was

the only way to make ourselves

free individuals. He told us that

trust and hope were indeed

required to overcome obstacles

in life.

He had told us to introspect and share with friends and family.There are many counterfeit

copies in the world. Are you one of them or an original individual?

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Ms. Seetha Murty, from lighting the lamp to chairing the session on

innovation in schools - Ed Conference – Lucknow

Ed Leadership 8th International Roundtable,2015 was held in Lucknow in September

2015. It was attended by the Principal and the Vice principal of the school. The conference

focused on the innovations in teaching that are happening around the world and how

they are impacting the students. Eminent personalities from the world of education like

Head of Curriculum Development, Finnish National Board of Education,Finland and The

Architect of PISA Examinations presented their thought and ideas on how to lead with

a new vision of education in the changing world, what is the kind of education we want

and how it can be ushered by doing things differently.

Silver Oaks was highly appreciated for the innovative ideas adopted.

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SUMMIT YOUR EVEREST

On April 14th, Sqd. Ldr.Tulika Rani, an Indian Air Force officer, who is posted as the

Squadron Leader, had an interactive session with the senior students. Sqd. Ldr.Tulika

Rani is the first women ever from Uttar Pradesh to unfurl the tri colour atop the Mount

Everest- 29,029 feet above sea level. Her session inspired the students to find their passion,

and to excel in what catches the spark in their eyes. She had spoken about her journey,

her trials, the hurdles and everything else that came across her way to get to the peak of

Mount Everest. It was a pleasure and a wonderful experience of having her interact with

the students in the school.

Pre Primary Student Led Conference :

‘My Learned World’

A platform created for the students to exhibit their learning. The students invited their

parents to showcase all that they had learnt in the first semester. The students on the

other hand were surprised by the colourful, innovative manipulative their teachers had

created for them to work upon. They proudly exhibited their learning in front of their

parents and the parents graded them accordingly. Parents were overwhelmed to see their

kids academic performance. The parents too were challenged by their kids with different

activities and they were in turn thrilled to grade their parents. Over all this, was a fun

filled activity for the students, parents and the teachers as well.

Spin and win

I can do it

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I Spy

Story World

Prepositions

Floating Numbers

Ordinal numbers

Blends

Communication skills

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Patterns


PYP Student Led Conference Primary Wing

100 days – Celebrations took place on the 100th working day of school, displaying all the

knowledge gained so far through various media such as games, quizzes, etc… by our

lovely, enthusiastic students of grades 1, 2 and 3.

Ms.SangeetaPratti,

our IB PYP

Coordinator has

executed her first

assignment as an IB

Workshop leader

for teachers of Delhi

Public School,

Ghaziabad on 26th &

27th June 2015.

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Students of Grade 7 and 8 sharing their experiences

in the STUDENT LED CONFERENCE.

Sandeep Pandey quit his job at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, and

plunged into working for Asha -- an education programme for underprivileged

children.His years of dedication brought him the Ramon Magasasay award -- the

Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize. He was selected in the ‘Emergent Leadership

Category,’ and is among five others to have won the coveted award this year.

At 37, he is also the youngest Indian to have been conferred with the award.

It was in the summer of 1991 that Pandey, along with two other friends, founded

Asha during his student days at the University of California, Berkeley. Today, the

organisation has 35 chapters in India, USA and several other countries. Volunteers

in each of these chapters identify education-related projects in India, and support

them through funds and other means.

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The Power of Art and Colour

Aristotle once said, “The power of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,

but their inner significance.” He couldn’t have been more right. A passion to express

themselves exists in every single person, although the means may differ. However the

people who divulge themselves through art are a relative few, and the art exhibition

displayed by Silver Oaks was the perfect opportunity to reveal their talent.

Many students of the senior wing and art teachers Mr. Anand and Mr. Pavan, the Art

specialists, put in their hard work and effort into creating beautiful, colorful masterpieces,

each unveiling an important message behind. Pollution, women empowerment, education,

saving water, and other social evils were some concepts that were worked on, mainly to

enlighten those who seek to comprehend the significance.

It took a while – through 2 weeks of April – but eventually, each person had done 3 or

more vivid paintings, and we finally had our array of art ready. The work was arranged

in the Telangana State Art Gallery, and two eminent artists, i.e., Mr. G. Paul and P.Mahesh

had come to inaugurate it themselves. What followed was a deeper analyzation of each

piece of work, constructive criticism, and of course, compliments.

Parents, teachers and even a few students came to witness the alluring drawings, and all

of them were nothing but praise. It was a great learning experience for all of us involved,

and others too. Being able to express through art is a magical and surreal gift, and the

way it was exhibited could make (and did make) everyone feel it.

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Movie Making by Grade 11 Students

YES! I am the CHANGE is a nationwide movement to inspire, engage and

empower the youth to participate in India’s social transformation through

the impactful medium of films.

The 11th graders of Silver Oaks have proudly taken a part in theis by

participating and portraying their creativity and visual skills in two rounds

of this movement. The process of participation and exposure to various

social issues by young citizens leads to the inner transformation, builds

association with causes and makes them agents of social change.

Following are the movies made by the 11th graders -

Deep Within - heep://youtube/q4hlB2GHxEA

The Hidden Wings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRDbB_

5bG0c&feature=youtu.be

Camlin Art Fest

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Acorns of Grade 10 designed the front page of a newspaper

dating 44 BC is adding a sense of humor of the 21st century as a

part of showcasing their learning of the drama “Julius Caesar”.

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PYP HYDERABAD NETWORK VISUAL ARTS FEST 2015-16

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PYP Performing art exhibition held in Glandel Academy where the acorns exhibited their 2

Unit of inquiries through song, dance, drama & music.

INTER SCHOOL DANCE COMPETITION

Venue : Hindu Public school, Sanathnagar.

Total schools participated in competition = 23

Silver oaks Students participated :

Hemana – VIII Jahnavi – VIII Sashirika – VIII Lalitha – VIII

Nikitha CH – IX Ishwarya – IX Pannaga Shreya – IX Bashitha – IX

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INITIATIVES OF CHANGE [IofC] @ PANCHGANI, PUNE

Initiatives of Change is a centre at Panchgani, Pune with an objective to bring a change

in the world in order to make this world a better place to live.

IofC is a worldwide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who

are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and

behavior, starting with their own.

Its vision is to create a just, peaceful and sustainable world to which everyone, responding

to the call of conscience, makes their unique contributions.

Its mission is to inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with

themselves and work worldwide on many initiatives through a network of individuals,

groups and organizations.

Also it focuses on…..

Trust building: Peace and social cohesion through trust and reconciliation

Ethical Leadership: Developing a leadership culture based on moral integrity, compassion

and selfless service.

Sustainable living: Economic justice and environmental sustainability by transformation

of motives and behavior.

Ten of us from the leadership team had the opportunity to attend a workshop on Education

Today Society Tomorrow [ETST] at IofC in May 2015.

The ETST workshops aim at value education which will lead to the formation of an

ethical society tomorrow. It works towards bringing the passion back into the teaching

profession by initiating positive changes in the way an individual thinks, learns and

interacts, leading to holistic improvement in the educational scenario in India and the

world. The workshop addressed all the relevant domains of teachers being as a person,

as a facilitator, as an administrator and as a changemaker.

The serenity and tranquility of the place, the initiatives taken by the organization, the

culture and clarity has given all of us an excellent life time memorable experience. We

understood that as educators the onus responsibility lies on our shoulders in shaping a

child’s personality as a person’s formative years are spent in the school which is a sacred

place to shape one’s attitudes and values. As teachers it is also our moral duty to create a

sustainable, respectful and peaceful society.

Drawing inspiration from this workshop the school has hosted a Round Table Conference

on 5th August for Principals of Schools to discuss on Reinventing Schools Rebuilding

the World.

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Also a workshop was conducted for the pre-primary, primary and junior wing teachers

on ‘Harmony with Thyself’ on 11th June by Ms Uma Devi, ISAP Coordinator. The aim

of the workshop was to give an insight into the role of a teacher in the 21st century and

how to bring peace education into the classrooms and also to introspect to be the ‘change

agent’ to bring a change within oneself and thereby bringing a change in the classrooms

as well as the society.

Ms Uma Devi G

ISAP Coordinator

IofC (Initiative of change) Meet In Silver Oaks

IOFC is a worldwide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who

are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and

behavior starting with their own. A round table conference was held in Silver Oaks

School with Principal’s of 25 schools of Hyderabad. MrsVijayamKartha, member of the

Initiative Of change, Panchgani lead the workshop for ETST (Education Today, Society

Tomorrow).

Rural Development Foundation

The rural development foundation runs schools for the less privileged. RDF continues

to operate four schools and one junior college in Andhra Pradesh State, taking a unique

holistic approach to education through innovative programs and methodology.

We are inspired by how each one of us can play a role in nation building. We believe

that every coin can help the country grow. With the notion that education can transform

the country, we as a school have embarked on a mission to help in the education of the

underprivileged. Each student collects and saves money in a pot and gets it to school. The

money is then counted and donated to RDF.

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Prajwala Teacher Training

Prajwala is an anti-trafficking organization, which believes in preventing women and

children from entering the horrendous claws of sexual exploitation. It was founded by

Sunitha Krishnan, a trafficking victim and a social activist who works towards rescuing,

rehabilitating and reintegrating the victims. This organization protects survivors of

human trafficking who choose to take up the profession of teaching. It provides them

shelter and other basic necessities.

The team @ Silver Oaks has been giving them support by educating them in order to

obviate them from the harms done to them. Teacher training programs happen every

year. These programs include workshops and various activities which help the Prajwala

teachers to realize the importance of their potential and also helps them in becoming

confident and strong.

Teachers who took up the Workshop:

Ms. Treeza Rodrigues

Ms. Geetha Anil

Mr. Ajit& Ms. Bharati

Ms. ShobhaNaik, Ms. Anitha,

Ms. Sridevi, Ms.S. Gayatri

Ms. Anantha, Ms. Mamatha

Ms. Neena

• Self worth realization

• Emotional intelligence in the classroom

• Classroom management

• Teaching aids from nature

• Building relationship & Importance of others in

our life

• Meditating

• Art and craft

• Teaching aids

• Setting Goals

• Math magic, mental math, the basic operations,

integers, fractions in easy and fun loving methods

• Basics and grammar usage, translation

• Fun- an essential element for better learning

These teacher training programs help the teachers as well as the younger generation to

lead themselves and face the foreboding challenges of the world.

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Teachers Day Celebrated as Street Store Day: Spread the word

to Hang Up and Help Out

On the occasion of Teachers Day,Silver Oaks –The School of Hyderabad hosted ‘Street

Store’ a pop up store concept where the needy come and pick up whatever they want on

an equal footing with the giver. Giving away in a manner that is dignified for the receiver

to receive. This was our approach of celebrating Teachers Day this year.

The Street Store has previously hosted editions in other cities across the world, including

Cape Town, Itajai, Sydney, Teresina, Chennai and Hyderabad among others. Founded

as recently as January 2014 by South-African citizens Max Pazak and Kayli Levitan, the

concept became open source when the two realized that homelessness is an unfortunate

situation not limited to just South-African cities. Now just about anyone can host their

own street store anywhere in the world.

The one day event was held in front of the School premises and curated by the teachers

of Silver Oaks. Contributions for this event came from the teachers and students of

the School. The publicity for this event started ten days prior and the response was

overwhelming. The school was buzzing with the drive to donate, then sort and display

so that finally when the store is put up, it will be hassle free for the people to browse

through and “Shop”.

“To integrate in teaching and learning, the goals for conservation and social justice. To

develop civic virtues and emotional skills that can empower our acorns to be icons of

personal and social change who will play leading roles in the transition to a sustainable

future is the mission of our School . The idea of the Street Store appealed to us as it is

congruent with our ideology”, said the Principal of the School, Ms. Seetha Murty.

Teachers rolled up their sleeves and ensured that the day went on smoothly and that they

were able to put on a smile on and each and every one who visited the store today.

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Road Safety Awareness Seminar

BEING SAFE IS BETTER THAN FEELING SORRY

Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about is very painful. “In Hyderabad

minimum 1 person dies in every 4 minutes”, said Dr. Srinivas. He is the secretary of

Telangana motor vehicle association and president of road safety foundation, we need to be

grateful that Dr. Srinivas visited our school

and gave a lecture on how to improve road

safety. He explained that wearing helmets

is the best practice to avoid accidents. In

our school this programme was held for

all the bus drivers, cleaners, children and

the team at silver oaks attended it. His

standard dialogue “SPEED THRILLS BUT

KILLS” was printed in his heart. It was an

informative experience – a lot to learn,

realize our mistakes, promise ourselves to

not commit them again and stay safe.

Spic Macay In School

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Dr Sunitha Krishnan, a warrior against women trafficking who

started a campaign called “swaraksha” came to the campus to address

students and teachers on swaraksha. Her NGO PRAJWALA works to

rescue and rehabilitate women from flesh trade. Silver Oaks has been

supporting the schools run by PRAJWALA for the last 7 years.

Silver Oaks, Hyderabad joining hands in partnership with Prajwala for a campaign. The

campaign began and ended with the “Mighty Oaks” and the senior students ushering the

dignitaries.

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A medical fitness camp was organized at Silver Oaks Hyderabad

for drivers, cleaners and other sub staff on 9th February

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Coins for the Country

Me and My Country, We Grow Together

A Civic & Social Responsibility by Silver Oaks International

February 12, 2016: Shri Y S Chowdary, Honorable Minister for Science and Technology and

Earth Sciences on behalf of Silver Oaks International School handed over INR 11,00,000 to

educate the underprivileged. Shri. Y S Chowdary lauded the effort of the School to have

inculcated the civic and social responsibility in its students. He observed that the School

in its true sense was transforming its citizens for a better tomorrow

Me and My Country we grow together is a mission driven into the hearts of the students

and staff at Silver Oaks International. The School inspires its students by emphasizing

on how each one of us can play a role in nation building. Just like every drop makes an

ocean, every coin can help the country grow is the belief behind the initiative of Coins for

the Country.

The School believes that meaningful education can better the country. Children from 4 to

17 years are encouraged to save or earn coins in earthen pots. Running errands at home,

working during weekends at Libraries, cutting down on their expenditure from the pocket

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money they receive are some of the different ways in which the students collect coins for

their country to grow. Teachers are not the ones to be left far behind, they mentor, train

teachers and develop curriculum at the underprivileged school at RDF and NICE and

save to donate with generosity for our Country to grow and prosper.

“On a sustainable basis since 2006, the School has raised funds for the NGO -Rural

Development Foundation (RDF) and from 2015 for NICE. RDF runs schools for the less

privileged in about 6 villages in Telangana where more than 2000 children are enrolled

and toNeedy Illiterate Children Education(NICE).The amount of funds donated have

increased exponentially from INR 30,6150 in 2006 to INR 11,00,000 in 2016. In a decade

the amount quadrupled and more than that the resolve of the School to act upon their

civic and social responsibility is cemented in its foundation, “said the Principal of the

School Ms. Seetha Murty.

Acorns and teachers of our school contributed

generously for Chennai Flood Victims

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Competitiveness helps in racing with oneself!

To be better than yesterday!

Competitions in the school are to trigger the enthusiasm in our

acorns to excel!

Goals for creative writing

Scenarios or provocations are given.

● To strengthen the skill to write structurally (punctuations and grammar) correct

paragraphs.

● To ensure sequential writing by using idioms, sentence starters and phrases

for qualitative writing. A brief list of these language items will be provided as a

resource.

● To develop creativity in writing- with the given support, how children develop

writing skills in new situations.

Goals for Human Calculator

● To develop speed and accuracy in math

Topics are from current math units

Goals for NIE Quiz

● To create interest in news and events across the world

● To develop knowledge of current affairs

All questions from NIE newspaper

Goals for Spell bee

● To be accurate in spelling the words

● To know the meaning

● To pronounce the word clearly

● To use the words in sentences

Words are from units/lessons/ from English resource books and beyond

Goals for Science fundas

● To develop scientific thinking

● To develop scientific knowledge

● To create interest in science

Topics are from the year level science and some additional topics provided by the

school.

Goals for speakers at silver oaks

● To speak on the given topic within the timeframe

● To speak with confidence, articulation, intonation and modulation

● To speak with relevance and conviction

Topics are given from a personal to global context.

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TERM 1 GRADE WISE ACHIEVERS

Pre-primary 1

SECTION

STORY

TELLING

RHYMES

(SINGING)

DRAWING

(ARTIST)

SPEAKER

CLAY

(SCULPTOR)

A mom who packs smart

lunch

CORAL

BELLS

Thanishka Rishik M\o. Srikar Dev,

M\o. Aman Tej

PANSIES Ananya Brinda Hemesh M\o. Sidhesh,

M\o. Viswavardhan

Reddy, M\o. Brinda

BELL

FLOWERS

Smayan Jahnavi M\o. Anirudh Nair

ASTERS Dhanveer Nithik M\o. Daksha ,

M\o. Bharathi

TULIPS Saharsh Ishaal Saharsra M\o. Giridhar Varma

Pre-primary 2

SECTION

STORY

TELLING

RHYMES

(SINGING)

DRAWING

(ARTIST)

SPEAKER

CLAY

(SCULPTOR)

A mom who packs

smart lunch

FLAMIN-

GOES

Sarat Aadithya Aryan Dhriti M\o. Mayoor

M\o. Vishwas

DOVES Pranadh Varnika Navneeth Dhriti.C M\o. Anvitha

Papireddy

M\o. Varnika Vadde

PENGUINS Aradhya

Goutham

Bhavya

M\o. Suhaana

M\o. Keshu

PEACOCKS Hamsuja Samhitha M\o. Smayan

M\o. Gargi

ROBINS M. Manasvi Geetansh Hansini M\o. Hansini

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Grade 1

SECTION

SCIENCE

FUNDAS

SPELL BEE

HUMAN

CALCULATORS

SPEAKER @SO

STARS Akshara Satya

Bhuvanesh

SUN Ram Smaran Samyuktha

Niyati

Renudhar.V

G.Rakesh, Satya

Bhuvanesh

Samyuktha

Lochana

Deekshitha

Abhirama

Ruthwik

Chamanthi

MOON

Saaketh

Bhardwaj

Rutwika Abhay Stuti

Nihir

COMETS P.Akshara Saptak

Parthiv

Fiazen

Saket

Soham

Akshara.P

METEORS Ram Aryan Sanika Rashmitha, Chaitra Abhigyan

ASTERIODS Chaitra Sree Nidhi,

Maaz Ahmed

CLOUDS Sreesha Jay Chinmai

Shamita

Mohith.U

MILKYWAY Abby Arvesh,

Ipshitha

CONSTELLATIONS Amay Abhiram,

Satvika Reddy

Bommi Saatvika

Abhay

Satvik

Sahasra

Chinmay

Shamita

Abhay

Riyan

Anagha

Ipshita

Prahaas

Srikrishnapranav

Saruagha

Abhinav

Harman

Venya

Abhiram

Amay

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Grade 2

SECTION SOS HUMAN

CALCULATOR

Corals

V Ananya

Krishna Nayana

Thota Rama Krishna

Muppalla

Mihir Kiran Chervela

Kotagi Kishore Kumar

Sree Haarika

Polavarapu

Sahasra Yellinedi

SCIENCE

FUNDAS

A Ananya

Dolphins Nikhil Reddy Arjun Karthikeya Prithik Tata

MMJ

SPELL BEE

Oyesters

Turtles

Starfish

Whales

Shells

Walrus

Seals

Atharva Prabhu

Keshav Agarwal

K Suhas

Brithi

Akanksha

Abhinav

Ekagrah

Hemanth R

Y Sahasra

Kyril Sheik-

Prithika Moorthy

Divya Kameswari

Vaibav

Ravansai Kanaparthi

Nishitha Ande

K Rithika

Ishita Chowdhary

Akshya Gadi

Aldrin Ivan D

Almeida

Anagha Kandi

Allapu Puneeth

Atharva Prabhu

Visual Sai

Viswaa

Murughanandam

Sai Anirudh-

Sravan Sai

Aryan Sahu

Rushik Reddy

Harshvardhan

Ranjan

Kopal Gahoi

Mohammad

Abrar

Akshit Utla

Bharadwaja

Reddy

LomadaVarsha

Praveen

Aashray

Samjhi

Atharva

Prabhu

Kushal Satvik Reddy Sahana

Advika

Krishna

Gudepu

Kuchi

Sandeep

Pranavi

Gattu

Hardik Reddy

Annem

Advika

Krishna

Gudepu

Duttala

Brunda

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SECTION

CEDAR

PINE

CREATIVE

WRITING

Vallabh

Keerthika

Harini

Medha

Srivatsav

Sai Meghana

SCIENCE

FUNDAS

Vallabh

Grade 3

SPELL BEE

Khushi

Srivalli

Keerthika

Vallabh

Pranay

Harika

HUMAN

CALCULATORS

Vallabh

Srivalli

Pranay

SPEAKER @

SO

Vallabh

Tarang

Pranay

Harini

Kushi

Akshay

Keerthika

Medha.V Medha Medha

Srivatsav

Vaishanavi

OLIVES

Mahati

Spruthi

Mrudul

Paritosh

Mahati

Sathvik

Ritesh

Sathvik

PEEPALS

Sai Deetya

Sana Hoque

Sai Ashrith

Rithvik.S

Rithvik S

Sai Ashrith

Lakshman

Srish

OAKS

Hemacharan

Srishti

Shreyas

Reddy

Soham T

P V Naga

Sanjay

K V Uttej

Srishti P

Shewale

Anushtup

Ghosh

Rithvik

Vedant

Nandini

GULMOHARS

Nidhi

Komal

Shrika

Nidhi

Nidhi

Akshaya

Nainika

Satwik

Nidhi

EUCALYPTUS

Aldrin Ivan

D Nimish

Shruthik

Janav

Shruthik

Naidu

Shruthik

Naidu

Shruthik

Nimish

Shruthik

Nimish

Sahasra G L

Anirudhy

Ganesh

BANYAN

Sudhishna,

Ashmit ,

Aditya

Srivastava

Anjali Iyer Aditya

Srivastava

CYPRESS

Tanvi , Vibha,

Gunasekhar

Vibha Sri

Sai

Tanvi Kaushik ,

Gunashekar

Gimasekhar,

Slokya ,

Tanvi

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Grade 4

SECTION CREATIVE WRITING SPELL BEE SPEAKER @SO

PLANETS MihirIV-A (T)

Bargav (T)

Sisir (T)

Karthik (T)

Geshna A

Thanmaie

Nekkanti

Lasya

Abhigna (T)

Bargav (T)

Vikhyath (T)

MERCURY Dharani (T)

Jeshna (T)

Pranathi

Paidimurry

Hasini (T)

VENUS Meghana (T) DhanaVenkat

Manikanta Sai

Meghana Chowdhary

Sai VigneshThota

VigneshThota

Hasini

EARTH Leela Nayan (H)

Harshitha reddy (H)

Sai Smaran

Leela Nayan

Siddharth Krishnan

Sai smaran (H)

MARS Ishan (H)

JUPITER Tanvika (H)

Tanvika

Parth (H)

SATURN Sindhu (H)

Tejas Bhat

Teju (H)

URANUS Amitha Reddy

Arokya Padala

NEPTUNE Sanjeev Swetha Kraleti

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Grade 5

SECTION CREATIVE WRITING SPELL BEE SPEAKER @SO

CONTINENTS Abhiram (T) Kaivaalya

Abhiram

Aasritha

NORTH Harshita (T)

Varun

AMERICA Harsita (T)

SOUTH Charan(T)

Shreya

AMERICA Charanjith (T)

EUROPE Laboni (H)

Aashna (H)

Laboni

Aashna

Aashna

Laboni

Harshita (H)

AFRICA Niharika(H) Nishitha Himanvi

ASIA Bhuvi (H) Sharvani

Bisman

Shriya Anand

Bhuvi

Adwait

AUSTRALIA Aakash (H)

Shreya(H)

Sai Laasya (H)

ANTARCTICA

Sivaani

Om Sritej

Sritej

OCEANIA Roshan (H) Shweta

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Grade 6

SECTION CREATIVE WRITING SPELL BEE SPEAKER @SO

TAJ MAHAL

Harshith Sai Maddipati

(T)

Sarayu Kammari (T)

Harshith Sai

Maddipati

Aamani Lakshmi

Gurajada

GREAT WALL OF

CHINA

CHICHENITZA

Tejaswi Tripuraneni (T)

Sree Manaswini

Bandaru (T)

Sai Tejaswi Edara (T),

Manasvi chervela (T)

Sree Manaswini

Bandaru

Harshadayini

Akula

Sai Tejaswi Edara

Kethu Dheeraja

COLOSSEUM Sri priya (H) Devi Sri Priya

Sivalanka

PETRA

MACHU PICCHU

CHRISTHE

REDEEMER

Akshaj (H)

Indu Priya (H)

Niyati (H)

Raashi (H)

Abhigna (H)

Atharv (H),

Namita (H)

Bhavana Kamuri

Venkata Satya

Sai Akshaj

Pydimarri

InduPriya Bejugam

Srutha Keerthi Sidhu

Yash Aggarwal

Vellanki Aneesh

Shanmukh

GREAT PYRAMID

OF GIZA

Vanshika (H)

Vanshika Vadde

Hima Sree

Penmetsa

Manasa Julai

Parmitha

vangapandu

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SECTION

SCIENCE

FUNDAS

EQUATORS Gautam T,

Grade 7

SPELL BEE GEO BEE HUMAN

CALCULATORS

Shria

Rajeshwari

SPEAKER

@ SO

Ananya

Jayanth B.V

Adipudi Ananya. G Gudepu

LATITUDES Eesha

POLARS Karthik.V Aditi

TEMPERATES

Sai Chaitanya.

K

Harika.V

Agarwal

Venkata Sai

Rithvik. R

Abhishek.

Karthik

Varma

Venkat Sai

Rithvik. R

M

TROPICALS Pradyumna. K Bhavishya.P

Harini.K

J Sahith Kartik

K Sai

Chaitanya

Varma

SECTION

SCIENCE

FUNDAS

DESERTS NEHA.K

GLACIERS Hannah Joy.B V G

Grade 8

SPELL BEE GEO BEE HUMAN

CALCULATORS

SPEAKER @

SO

Venkat Sai

Srilasya. K

Krishna. G

ISLANDS Sunaad

MOUNTAINS Rohit.A Likhita

Bhasutkar

OCEANS Sanjana

Prajwal K.S

Sanjana Reddy

Sesha Satvik.V

Reddy

Sanjeev Raj .G

RIVERS Akshaya.B Afrah Firdous Naomie

Rushat

Mredha

Natasha Das

Krishna. G

Shruti

Kraleti

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Grade 9

SECTION SCIENCE FUNDAS GEO-BEE II LEVEL

NOBELS

ARJUNS

Vaishnavi Ratna Sai

Harsh Singh

MAGASAYSAY Aniketh Swain Saketh Kukunuru Chekitha

Swayampu

OSCARS

M Bharat Chandra

Grade 10

SECTION SCIENCE FUNDAS GEO-BEE II LEVEL SPEAKER @SO

NEOLOGISTS

ASTRONOMERS

ECOLOGIST

Sai Venkata Pavan

Manchanapalli

Tanuja Gollangi

Prathyusha Govada

Lochan Sai Manthena

Tanuja Gollangi

Lochan Sai

Manthena

Shanmugha Priya

Rishika Shivva

Saikiran Reddy

Deekshitha Ponugoti

Work Education for Grade 10 - 12

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Mind Spark Winners

Sparkie Champs of the Week : National Level Recognition

Sr. No. Name of the student Grade

1 Aakash Dhora 4

2 Taatvik Rath 4

3 Tejas Bhat 4

4 Roshan Sapram 5

5 Raghav Mithinti 5

6 Pranava Sagi 5

7 Srikar Amirneni 6

8 Vaishak Sreejith 6

9 Seetharam K 6

10 Sashank Ravipati 6

11 Venkata Akshaj Pydimarri 6

12 Dripto Sengupta 6

13 Omkar Tumati 6

14 Sahith Jagarlamudi 7

15 Satya Vempaty 7

16 Akhil Gattu 8

17 Maneesh Kolli 8

18 Vaishnavi Adusumilli 8

19 Sai Teja 9

20 Detha Anirudh 9

21 Tanuja Gollangi 10

22 Ritvik Nimmagadda 10

23 Prabhat Lankireddy 10

24 Kaushik Pattipati 10

25 Sriram Kalavagunta 10

26 Yashwanth Dasari 10

27 Harish Maroj 10

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PSA RESULT FOR BATCH 2014-2015

Student Name

Language

Convention

Qualitative

Reasoning

Quantitative

Reasoning

Total Total %

1 Nikita Nayar 98.4885 98.1627 99.8612 296.5124 98.8

2 Dopplapudi Sai

Vamsi Krishna

91.3275 98.1627 96.9081 286.3983 95.5

3 Raparla Pavan 94.4453 88.7291 98.4671 281.6415 93.9

4 Joy Rodrigues 91.3275 88.7291 94.7075 274.7641 91.6

5 Veda Tejitha 96.8517 88.7291 84.2114 269.7922 89.9

6 Manasa H M 94.4453 88.7291 84.2114 267.3858 89.1

7 Sanjana Kolan 99.4609 80.9052 84.2114 264.5775 88.2

8 Sowmya 98.4885 71.7852 91.8621 262.1358 87.4

9 Anukriti Singh 83.0234 88.7291 84.2114 255.9639 85.3

10 Aroshi Handu 99.4609 99.6517 55.5164 254.629 84.9

11 Keerti Singh 83.0234 62.1091 99.8612 244.9937 81.7

SUBJECT TOPPERS For Batch 2014-2015

Name Subject Score

Manshi Sangwan Chemistry 98

Manshi Sangwan Biology 97.5

Manshi Sangwan Entrepreneurship 95

Nikita Nayar English 91

Nikita Nayar Mathematics 85

Dopplapudi Sai Vamsi Krishna Accountancy 93

Dopplapudi Sai Vamsi Krishna Political Science 96

Aroshi Handu Mass Media Studies 78.5

Manasvi Bendigiri Physics 97

Anukriti Singh Economics 98

Swetha Induri Business Studies 99

Manasa H M Legal Studies 85

Vikas Reddy

Maximum Educational

Online Courses

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Top 25 State Rank Holders – Olympiads : Year : 2014 – 15

Name Class Olympiad State Rank

Yash Aggarwal 5 Australia ICO 11

Prabhat Reddy Lanki Reddy 9 Grammys ICO 14

Yash Aggarwal 5 Australia NSO 7

Naomie Rushat Mredha 7 Equators NSO 11

Saketh Kukunuru 8 Rivers NSO 20

Prabhat Reddy Lanki Reddy 9 Grammys NSO 17

Taatvik Rath 3 Olives IMO 25

Yash Aggarwal 5 Australia IMO 1

Aamani Lakshmi Gurajada 5 North America IMO 23

Pravar Vijaywargiya 6 Great Pyramid of Giza IMO 17

Aroshi Handu Grade 11 IEO 23

Nikita Nayar Grade 11 IEO 1

Participants of Quiz competition held at IIM Indore

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Silver Oaks School - Academy of Thinkers

Best in PSA Problem Solving Assessment conducted by CBSE

Best in ASSET

Best in Olympiads in South of India

Best in CBSE Boards

Best in South Zone…. Conducted by the Times of India

28% of the students identified as ‘Gifted’ by the National Institute of Advanced

Studies

1st School in India to develop a science and math based exclusive program for gifted

children along with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.

The essential strength of the school is to make learners ‘think’.

A core team of Silver Oaks is constantly leveraging their skills and abilities by undergoing

formal professional development programs and conducting research in pedagogy and

subject domains.

Silver Oaks is proud of this core team who can design transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary,

disciplinary curriculum with student centric methodology and a focus on critical thinking

skills.

An ideal school is responsible for creating learning programs for all kinds of learners.

• Our inclusive program educates all our students.

• Our differentiated program supports students with varying needs.

• And our exclusive program challenges the exceptional learners.

Last year, Silver Oaks Centre for Research and Design in Cognitive Learning developed

intensive courses in Math Science and English.

Acorns, who have taken up intensives, fared brilliantly in ASSET & Olympiads and also

School tests. Most of them are in national and international ranks of tests. Above all, this

is the clear evidence of empowering students with ‘critical thinking skills’.

Raising the bar and taking our acorns to new heights has been our consistent passion.

The Research Centre is constantly striving to find and create new ways to sharpen the

thinking skills in students.

This year, intensives acquired larger contours of subjects and skills. Courses have been

developed to encourage investigative learning in Math, Science and English.

It is perhaps the first of its kind in India, where a school developed an exclusive program

of learning to groom critical thinkers through subject domains.

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IPad integration in Design Models

Technology has taken a big leap in this 21st century; the same is true for Silver Oaks. In this

digital age, all that we can see around are gadgets. One such boon to this new era by Apple

is iPad, which fetched a revolutionary change in the teaching methodology. Educators

around the world are using iPad to build dynamic teaching-learning experiences. School

constantly introduces new initiatives which make the teaching – learning process more

innovative, explorative and productive.

Integration of iPad in design module made the teaching – learning process more

interactive. Exploration of Apps like I-cell, Cell Explorer, Chem-Crafter and Keynote

delivered a deeper understanding and reinforcement of the topics. Students explored

more interesting facts about Cellsby Apps like I-cell and Cell Explorer. They visualized

most explosive chemical reactions and various changes happening in chemicals while

mixing various chemicals which would have been impossible without iPad. Finally

submitting a formative assessment on iPad was like a dream come true for students.

It was very evident by the enthusiasm of students and teachers that visual representations

have helped the students to understand the concepts and gave them a big picture of the

topics. As a team of Grade VIII, we believe that executing this initiative of iPad integration

helped the students to hone the skills and channelize their thought process.

Grade-8- Home Room Teachers

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Team @ Silver Oaks pampered themselves on their special day -

“Teachers day out” at willow springs resort to have lots of fun and frolic

Professor Arjendu Pattanayak (PhD University of Texas) of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at

Carleton College, took his Master Class ‘Physics for Poets’, for class XII students in ISB Hyderabad.

He was invited by Ashoka University.

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Grade XII Students visited BITS, Hyderabad

Animated Movie - “Inside Out” by 3 rd Graders

April, visit to Chowmahallah palace by 10 th graders

to know more about the city of Hyderabad and its

rich heritage

22 nd July 15 AP State Museum by 8 th graders to learn

more about culture and traditions of Mughals,

Britishers, Parisians and Nizams

Visit to AP State Museum, AP Art Gallery and Birla

Science Museum by 6 th graders to inquire about past

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Dr. VSP Rao, Dean of ICFAI conducted a session for Grades 11 and 12

on scholarship opportunities for commerce and humanities students.

Mass media students interning with Bol Hyderabad- a community

radio service channel run by University of Hyderabad

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The Pre-Primary acorns visited BHEL to inquire

about the different community helpers and the

organization they work for.

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ENDEAVOR WITH NATURE

THE JOURNEY TO ‘KALASH SEED RESEARCH FARM’

Earthen base…Green and chlorophyll-rich shoots...Colorful fruits and veggies...

On a sunny day of 12th January 2016, around 180 of us along with

our teachers set on a journey 35 kilometers away from the school.

The destination was ‘Kalash Seeds Research Farm’ which was filled

with greenery, indigenous species and varieties of colorful chillies,

different shapes and sizes of bottle gourds and brinjals, young

tomato plants, creepers of beans, sweet green peas, uprooted onions,

over-grown spinach leaves, harvested cotton and huge trees was a

picture-perfect scenery.

What we understood was that the farm was running various

research projects on different crops and plants. Research projects

on beans being grown in the soil of Hyderabad and capsicum being

grown without shade to mention a few gave an insight on how a plant will thrive in conditions

which they usually would never survive.

The field trip provided us with awareness on the topic of ‘Agriculture Practices’ which was a part

of the Science curriculum. It gave us a better and real picture of the different practices followed

to grow a variety of vegetable plants to acquire higher yields.

The experience gave us an insight into how seeds of the vegetable plants are initially implanted

in the nursery for 30 – 45 days depending upon the plant type and how the young saplings are

transferred to farm lands once they become strong enough to withstand the harsh environmental

conditions.

We understood about the irrigation techniques practiced for

better yields. Te importance of applying manure, followed by

chemical fertilizers was a thought-provoking piece of information.

We observed the weeding practices done by the women working

on the farm and understood the significance of it. We also

understood how the duration of fruiting and harvesting differs

from plant to plant. The enthusiasm in us while observing the

varieties and hybrids of vegetable plants grown in the farm gave

us an opportunity to understand the hidden research and scientific

temperament that is required in this field.

This field trip like other field trips helped us in gathering lot of cognizance. Overall, this trip was

a combo of both educational and fun providing maximum ‘edutainment’. All this erudition was

tested as a Formative Assessment on the lesson ‘Crop Production and Management’ under the

subject SCIENCE. Finally, all good things should come to an end, so did our journey.

Kalyan Sai; Shreya Patnaik; Sesha Satvik, Grade-8 Oceans

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Story Telling Workshop for

Primary and Pre-primary wing

teachers by Ms.Deepa Kiran, a

story-teller, writer, voice over

artist and founder of Story Arts

India

Using ‘Thinking Routines and

Thinking Strategies’ in teaching

and learning has become a

regular feature for our teachers.

An orientation for senior

school teachers was done by

Ms.SangeetaPratti, to fine tune

and apply such routines and

strategies while teaching English,

Math, Science and Humanities.

‘Self-Worth Realization’

workshop by Ms.Treeza

Rodrigues for teachers of all

wings.

Knowing one’s self-worth

and appreciating it can

lead a teacher to a healthy

classroom.

Ms. Arati Rajaratnam from

Macmillan emphasized the

importance of 9 domains of

development in a workshop for

Pre Primary teachers.

Few Teachers attended the First Early Childhood

Conference held in Hyderabad

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JUNE CONFERENCE – Learning and Application

It all began in May, when we were asked to read Bill Bryson’s ‘A Short

History of Nearly Everything’. For most of the teachers, it took almost a

month to go through the daunting 500+ pages of this book. Though this

book may seem superficial for hardcore scientists, it serves a great purpose

for those who know little about science. Structured narration, with a dose

of curiosity and reasoning that we all know we have thought to ourselves,

but never dared to ask, makes this a wonderful book to kindle interest

especially in students. The text is superbly written with several amusing,

lively analogies and demonstrations and many clever, witty lines. The book

is a summation of Universe, Life, everything.

When the school reopened in June, and so did the 2-day June conference,

we all teachers were excited and eager to share our ideas, what we had found

impressive and interesting about the book, and that how it could be a useful

addition to our science curriculum.

Attending a professional development conference is always an

energizing experience. The schedule was carefully planned with sessions that

were most interesting and relevant. Presenters made an effort to ensure that

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their presentations were as engaging as the book. Small group discussions

were ubiquitous and we found ourselves interacting with teachers of different

grade levels.Overall it was an enriching experience that I am grateful to have

taken part in.

The next step or rather the next challenge was to use this book as an

individual study guide. We realized that it can be useful as a key for inclass

handouts and worksheets, brainstorming sessions and critical thinking

activities. Hence the book was integrated primarily in leading class discussions,

and Science Fundas. For example, the chapter Cells was integrated with

the chapter by the same name in the textbook. Microorganisms lesson was

aligned with the Small world chapter of the book.

The students enjoyed how Bryson strings together all the information

from the furthest reaches of cosmos, ranging through space and time to our

very own solar system. We found that the inspiring stories about scientists

and their work was a good way of encouraging students to carve out their

own path in scientific explorations. The book doesn’t necessarily answer

all the questions, but it makes the students think and ask questions. The

online audio version of the book helped teachers to develop the listening

skill amongst students because Bryson’s narration is explicit, never slips into

industry jargon, and more than anything else, it is entertaining.

Though the book contains some factual errors and inaccuracies which have

mainly arisen because new discoveries have been made since the book was

published, it does ignite the passion to seek knowledge in children and

adults alike.

Sameera Moparty

Home Room Teacher

Grade-8 Rivers

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A workshop was organized for our transport department on driving

etiquette, child safety and vehicle maintenance by SML

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PYP teachers of Silver Oaks Hyderabad, attended a two day workshop

of Reading and Writing through Inquiry which is a stimulating learning

experience on how language can enhance the learner to become a critical

thinker through inquiry process and literacy aspects.

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Silver Oaks receives an award for Excellence in Education at National

Conference hosted by Brainfeed in New Delhi. Vice Principal Rachna

Sharma receives the award for Silver Oaks.

Olympiad winners

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The Principal Ms. Seetha

Murty along with our

acorns Aditya, Akshaya,

Amrutha, Hemana,

Manvitha, Vaishnavi and

Yasaswini of Grade 8

attended the forty-second

session of Yale Model

United Nations XLII from

January 21st-24th, 2016

on the beautiful campus

of Yale University, in

New Haven, CT, USA.

At YMUN, over 1500

Delegates from all over

the world interacted

with one another

through debate and

diplomacy, and worked

to solve some of the most

complex and pressing

challenges facing the

world today. Our School

Acorns were distributed

in various committees

and represented their

country very ably. Their

conduct throughout this

intellectual journey was

commendable, noticed

and appreciated by other

Delegates, Chairs and

Faculty Advisors from

other Schools.


Silver Oaks School is proud to start its first “Overseas Teacher

Training Programme”. 7 teachers from Sweden are being mentored

by our mentor teachers for the next two months.

Sudeep and Chandrahas of Grade IX of Silver Oaks, The School of Hyderabad

represented the school in the Teenovators competition and their project that was

chosen as one of the top few from across Hyderabad.

The innovative idea is about designing a mode of transport called “The Trident” which

is a multi-conditional transport that suffices the purpose of a plane, car and a yacht. It

runs on water as fuel and does not require refueling. It can transform itself into a plane

or car or yacht, depending on its location. We hope this idea would revolutionize the

transportation industry

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NCC Best cadet

Congratulations to Ravi Shekar, an acorn of Silver

Oaks who is adjudged as the best Cadet of ATC-

XIII Camp wherein 300 students from 8 schools

participated at Bison Polo ground from 19th

Dec’15 to 28th Dec’15. He achieved this feat do to

his firing accuracy and a written examination. He

has a guidance from Mr Rajeev.

Silver Oaks congratulates Vaishnavi Raghavajosynla

and Aniket Swain for getting selected for the Young

Innovators’ Program at the Center for Cellular

Molecular Biology (CCMB) which is currently

ongoing from the seventh to the twentieth of

January. During this time they will interact with

scientists and doctors working at the institution.

These 2 young interns have the opportunity to

tour the facility and also are permitted to perform

individual experiments using sophisticated world

class equipment and technology, under guidance

of eminent scientists.

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Appreciation for the Bus Drivers, Cleaners and Aayahs of SIlver Oaks,

Hyderabad for their contribution towards the school.

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Onam

Rakshabandhan

Ramleela

Airforce Day

Christmas

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International Math Day

Batukamma

Crowning of smart mom

who packs smart lunch

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The erstwhile Rigor activity was concentrating upon honing up the sporting skills of the students

to prepare them for higher competitions. This year onwards the Rigor activity has been renamed

as ‘Silver Oaks Sports Academy’ which will not only hone up the skills of the students in the

sports activity but also give opportunity to novice learners for the games played at the school.

The response has been excellent for this initiative. Due to limited infrastructure and keeping in

mind the requirements of personalized attention for each student, the strength was kept limited.

Around 260 students are part of this Academy.

Sports activities help the students to be physically fit and makes them energetic to take on academic

activities with lot of gusto. With active and never-say-die attitude of the Activity coaches this

activity is looked forward by the students every afternoon and the entire ground is abuzz with

the budding and experienced sportsperson.

5 th PYP HYDERABAD NETWORK SPORTS FEST 2015-16

VENUE:

SREENIDHI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL,

DATE: 5 th & 6 th NOVEMBER 2015

RESULTS:

SILVER OAKS SCHOOL SPORTS ACADEMY

TOTAL 35 MEDALS, BOYS AND GIRLS SECOND PLACE,

1 BEST ATHLETE

The International Champ of Silver Oaks

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Rishab Nayar X India International Regatta Silver Medal

2 Shreeya Seshadri V India International Regatta Participation

3 Rishab Nayar X Sail The Gulf 2015 Gold In Team Racing

The National Champions of Silver Oaks

THROW BALL FEDERATION CUP

VENUE : MUMBAI

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Harshitha Viyyuri IX Throw Ball Participation

2 Poojitha Panchakarla IX Throw Ball Participation

SWIMMING SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF INDIA

VENUE : KOLKATA

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Sree Bhuvan Reddy .Y VIII 50m Butter Fly Participation

ROLLER SKATING (INLINE HOCKEY)FEDERATION OF INDIA

VENUE : VIZAG

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Janice Rodrigues X Inline Hockey Participation

2 Shreeya.Y X Inline Hockey Participation

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CBSE NATIONAL GYMNASTICS

VENUE : HARYANA

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Revathi .K VIII Gymnastics Bronze

Sl.

No.

GRADE IV (BOYS)

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 SATHVIK BOYIDI IV 100M BRONZE

2 SATHVIK BOYIDI IV SHOT PUT GOLD

3 JAYAVARDHAN BALMURI IV 200M BRONZE

4 SATHVIK KATRAGADDA IV 400M BRONZE

5 ABHINAY NAGIREDDY IV SHOT PUT BRONZE

6 SATHVIK BOYIDI IV 4X100M RELAY SILVER

7 JAYAVARDHAN BALMURI IV 4X100M RELAY SILVER

8 SATHVIK KATRAGADDA IV 4X100M RELAY SILVER

9 MAURYA VARDHAN RAJU

MANDAPATI

Sl.

No.

GRADE IV (GIRLS)

IV 4X100M RELAY SILVER

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 AMULYA VANGARI IV 100M BRONZE

2 AMULYA VANGARI IV 200M SILVER

3 AMULYA VANGARI IV 800M SILVER

4 GAYATRI VATSAVAYI IV 400M GOLD

5 TANVI SHREE DATTAVUDA IV LONG JUMP BRONZE

6 SRITHIKA IV SHOT PUT SILVER

7 AMULYA VANGARI IV 4X100M RELAY GOLD

8 JAIHITA CHOWDHARY INTURI IV 4X100M RELAY GOLD

9 NIKITHA GAJJALA IV 4X100M RELAY GOLD

10 TANVI SHREE DATTAVUDA IV 4X100M RELAY GOLD

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GRADE IV(GIRLS) JOYCI ELIORA KOYYADA (BEST ATHLETE)

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 JOYCI ELIORA KOYYADA V 400M SILVER

2 JOYCI ELIORA KOYYADA V LONG JUMP GOLD

3 SANSKRITI KARANTH V SHOT PUT GOLD

4 MEGHANA RAVI V 800M SILVER

5 JOYCI ELIORA KOYYADA V 4X100M RELAY BRONZE

6 JANVIKA NAKKA V 4X100M RELAY BRONZE

7 MAHIMA POTTURI V 4X100M RELAY BRONZE

8 HARSHITA AGARWAL V 4X100M RELAY BRONZE

GRADE IV(BOYS)

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 SWAYAM JAMMULA V 100M BRONZE

2 SWAYAM JAMMULA V 400M SILVER

3 VISHNU RITHVIK CHADALAWADA V 400M GOLD

4 VISHNU RITHVIK CHADALAWADA V 800M GOLD

5 ASMIT SINGH V SHOT PUT SILVER

6 SAKETH VETCHA V 4X100M RELAY GOLD

7 SWAYAM JAMMULA V 4X100M RELAY GOLD

8 KRISHNA SATHVIK

CHADALAWADA

V 4X100M RELAY GOLD

9 VISHNU RITHVIK CHADALAWADA V 4X100M RELAY GOLD

NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)

Venue: Bison Polo Ground, Date: 07 August to 17 August 2015

Sl.

No.

EVENT NAME

RESULT

1 DRILL COMPETATION 2ND PLACE

2 SHOOTING 2ND PLACE

3 TENT PITCHING 2ND PLACE

4 SUPW( SOCIAL USEFUL

PRODUCTIVE WORK

2ND PLACE

5 CULTURAL ACTIVITY (SINGING) 2ND PLACE

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SWIMMING

GLENDALE SWIMMING OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE

STUDENT

GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 VIKHYATH P IV 25M FREE STYLE BRONZE

2 NIKHILESH CHANDRA IV 4X25M FS/RELAY GOLD

3 MOHIT REDDY V 4X25M FS/RELAY GOLD

4 MOHIT REDDY V 25M FREE STYLE SILVER

5 GUNAVANTH REDDY V 4X25M FS/RELAY GOLD

6 SRI VARSH P VI 4X25M FS/RELAY GOLD

7 SRI VARSH P VI 25M BR/S SILVER

8 SRI BHUVAN REDDY VIII 100M F/S GOLD

9 SRI BHUVAN REDDY VIII 4X25M FS/RELAY SILVER

10 RUTHVIK TARANG VIII 4X25M FS/RELAY SILVER

11 ABHIRAM I VII 4X25M FS/RELAY SILVER

12 ABHIRAM I VII 50M F/S BRONZE

13 PRAVAR V VII 4X25M FS/RELAY SILVER

14 PRAJJWAL V XI 50M BK/S SILVER

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF RANGA REDDY DIST 2015-16

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 SREE BHUVAN REDDY .Y VIII 50M BUTTER FLY GOLD

2 SREE BHUVAN REDDY .Y VIII 100MBUTTER FLY GOLD

3 SREE BHUVAN REDDY .Y VIII 200MBUTTER FLY GOLD

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF TELANGANA (STATE MEET) 2015-16

Sl.

No.

VENUE: KARIMNAGAR

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 SREE BHUVAN REDDY .Y VIII 50M BUTTER FLY GOLD

2 SREE BHUVAN REDDY .Y VIII 100MBUTTER FLY GOLD

3 SREE BHUVAN REDDY .Y VIII 200MBUTTER FLY GOLD

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Sl.

No.

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF INDIA (NATIONAL) 2015-16

NAME OF THE

STUDENT

VENUE: KOLKATA

GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 SREE BHUVAN REDDY .Y VIII 50M BUTTER FLY PARTICIPATION

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE

STUDENT

CBSE SOUTH ZONE SWIMMING 2015-16

VENUE: SHIMOGA, KARNATAKA

GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 SREE BHUVAN REDDY .Y VIII 50M BUTTER FLY BRONZE

SAPTHARSHI SAHODAYA ATHLETIC MEET 2015-16

VENUE: SENTIA SCHOOL, DATE: 07 NOV 2015

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 SRIHITA AMARANENI X 100M GOLD

2 SRIHITA AMARANENI X LONG JUMP GOLD

SKATING

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF RANGA REDDY DIST 2015-16

VENUE: EDIF SCHOOL

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 PRANAV SAI RAM .CH X 300M SPEED GOLD

2 PRANAV SAI RAM .CH X 500M SPEED SILVER

3 MISHRITH SAI .Y X 300M SPEED SILVER

4 MEGHANA NARREDDY V 300M SPEED GOLD

5 SHWETA MRINALINI .V VI 300M SPEED BRONZE

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SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF TELANGANA (STATE MEET) 2015-16

VENUE: INDRA PARK

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 PRANAV SAI RAM .CH X 300M SPEED GOLD

2 PRANAV SAI RAM .CH X 500M SPEED SILVER

3 MEGHANA NARREDDY V 300M SPEED BRONZE

CBSE SOUTH ZONE SKATING 2015-16

VENUE: DRS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE

STUDENT

GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 PRANAV SAI RAM .CH X 300M & 500 SPEED PARTICIPATION

2 SHREEYA.Y X 300M & 500 SPEED PARTICIPATION

3 JANICE RODRIGUES X 300M & 500 SPEED PARTICIPATION

4 SAI CHAITANYA .K VII 300M & 500 SPEED PARTICIPATION

5 C V ASHISH VI 300M & 500 SPEED PARTICIPATION

6 SWETHA MRINALINI

.V

VI 300M & 500 SPEED PARTICIPATION

7 SAI HARSHITH .CH IV 300M & 500 SPEED PARTICIPATION

8 DHARINI .CH IV 300M & 500 SPEED PARTICIPATION

9 JASWANTH II 300M & 500 SPEED PARTICIPATION

BASKET BALL

SAPTHARSHI SAHODAYA BASKET BALL TOURNAMENT 2015-16

VENUE : SAMISHTI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

UNDER 17 BOYS WINNERS

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF TELANGANA (STATE MEET) 2015-16

VENUE: KARIMNAGAR

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 PRANAV SAI RAM .CH X BASKET BALL GOLD

2 SRIHITA .A X BASKET BALL GOLD

3 HARSHITHA .M VIII BASKET BALL GOLD

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GYMNASTICS

CBSE NATIONAL GYMNASTICS 2015-16

VENUE: HARYANA

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 REVATHI .K VIII GYMNASTICS BRONZE

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF RANGA REDDY DIST 2015-16

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 REVATHI .K VIII GYMNASTICS GOLD

BADMINTION

SAPTHARSHI SAHODAYA BADMINTION TOURNAMENT 2015-16

VENUE: GANGES VALLEY SCHOOL

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 LAHARIKA X BADMINTION GOLD

2 SHREYA X BADMINTION GOLD

3 VENNELA VII BADMINTION GOLD

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF RANGA REDDY DIST 2015-16

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 LAHARIKA X BADMINTION SILVER

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF TELANGANA (STATE MEET) 2015-16

VENUE: SAROORNAGAR

Sl.

No.

NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 LAHARIKA X BADMINTION BRONZE

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NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)

Camp : 1 (Total Cadets 30)

Venue : Bison Polo Ground, Date : 07 Aug To 17 Aug 2015

S. No. EVENT NAME RESULT

1 DRILL COMPETITION 2nd PLACE

2 SHOOTING 2nd PLACE

3 TENT PITCHING 2nd PLACE

4 SUPW( SOCIAL USEFUL PRODUCTIVE WORK 2nd PLACE

5 CULTURAL ACTIVITY (SINGING) 2nd PLACE

Camp : 2 (Total Cadets 12) Ravi Shanker (Best Cadet) Out Of 600 Cadets

Venue : Bison Polo Ground, Date: 19 Dec To 28 Dec 2015

Name Class Game Medal

Nainika Pp2 Flamingos Relay race Gold

Yuktha sree Pp2 Flamingos Relay race Gold

Keyura Pp2 Flamingos Relay race Gold

Harsha vardhan Pp2 Flamingos Relay race Gold

Roshitha Pp1 Bellflowers Teacher-child race Silver

Sai Raghav Pp2 Flamingos 30 mts sprint Silver

Smayan Pp1 Bellflowers Relay Race Bronze

Sreshta Pp1 Asters Relay Race Bronze

Vaibhav Pp1 Coral bells Relay Race Bronze

Mokshitha Pp1 pansies Relay Race Bronze

Sreeketh Pp2 Robins Ball throw Bronze

Adhitri Pp2 doves Hurdle race Participation

Akshara Pp1 pansies Hurdle race Participation

Kushal Pp1 Tulips Ball throw Participation

Sai Sreekar Pp1 Pansies 25 mts sprint Participation

Bhavya Pp2 Penguins Teacher-child race Participation

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22 nd SUB JUNIOR THROWBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

VENUE : CHENNAI

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Harshitha Viyyuri IX Throw Ball

2 Sruthi Elaprolu IX Throw Ball

3 Poojitha Panchakarla IX Throw Ball

4 Jai Raghava Krishna Kodali IX Throw Ball

5 Sai Bhargava Reddy Kanala IX Throw Ball

6 Karthik Palaparthi IX Throw Ball

7 Sree Ram Akkineni IX Throw Ball

5 th PYP HYDERABAD NETWORK SPORTS FEST 2015-16

Venue: Sreenidhi International School, Date: 5th & 6th November 2015

Results: Total 35 Medals, Boys And Girls Second Place, 1 Best Athlete

GRADE IV (BOYS)

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Sathvik Boyidi IV 100m Bronze

2 Sathvik Boyidi IV Shot Put Gold

3 Jayavardhan Balmuri IV 200m Bronze

4 Sathvik Katragadda IV 400m Bronze

5 Abhinay Nagireddy IV Shot Put Bronze

6 Sathvik Boyidi IV 4x100m Relay Silver

7 Jayavardhan Balmuri IV 4x100m Relay Silver

8 Sathvik Katragadda IV 4x100m Relay Silver

9 Maurya Vardhan Raju

Mandapati

GRADE IV (GIRLS)

IV 4x100m Relay Silver

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Amulya Vangari IV 100m Bronze

2 Amulya Vangari IV 200m Silver

3 Amulya Vangari IV 800m Silver

4 Gayatri Vatsavayi IV 400m Gold

5 Tanvi Shree Dattavuda IV Long Jump Bronze

6 Srithika IV Shot Put Silver

7 Amulya Vangari IV 4x100m Relay Gold

8 Jaihita Chowdhary Inturi IV 4x100m Relay Gold

9 Nikitha Gajjala IV 4x100m Relay Gold

10 Tanvi Shree Dattavuda IV 4x100m Relay Gold

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GRADE IV (GIRLS) JOYCI ELIORA KOYYADA (BEST ATHLETE)

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Joyci Eliora Koyyada V 400m Silver

2 Joyci Eliora Koyyada V Long Jump Gold

3 Sanskriti Karanth V Shot Put Gold

4 Meghana Ravi V 800m Silver

6 Joyci Eliora Koyyada V 4x100m Relay Bronze

7 Janvika Nakka V 4x100m Relay Bronze

8 Mahima Potturi V 4x100m Relay Bronze

9 Harshita Agarwal V 4x100m Relay Bronze

GRADE IV (BOYS)

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Swayam Jammula V 100m Bronze

2 Swayam Jammula V 400m Silver

3 Vishnu Rithvik Chadalawada V 400m Gold

4 Vishnu Rithvik Chadalawada V 800m Gold

5 Asmit Singh V Shot Put Silver

6 Saketh Vetcha V 4x100m Relay Gold

7 Swayam Jammula V 4x100m Relay Gold

8 Krishna Sathvik Chadalawada V 4x100m Relay Gold

9 Vishnu Rithvik Chadalawada V 4x100m Relay Gold

10 Tanvi Shree Dattavuda IV 4x100m Relay Gold

State level and Inter school champion

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF RANGA REDDY DIST 2015-16

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Sree Bhuvan Reddy .Y VIII 50m Butter Fly Gold

2 Sree Bhuvan Reddy .Y VIII 100m Butter Fly Gold

3 Sree Bhuvan Reddy .Y VIII 200m Butter Fly Gold

State level Gymnastics

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Anushya G III Rhythmic Gymnastics Gold

2 Ananya G VII Rhythmic Gymnastics Gold

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SWIMMING

GLENDALE SWIMMING OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Vikhyath P IV 25m Free Style Bronze

2 Nikhilesh Chandra IV 4x25m Fs/Relay Gold

3 Mohit Reddy V 4x25m Fs/Relay Gold

4 Mohit Reddy V 25m Free Style Silver

5 Gunavanth Reddy V 4x25m Fs/Relay Gold

6 Sri Varsh P VI 4x25m Fs/Relay Gold

7 Sri Varsh P VI 25m Br/S Silver

8 Sri Bhuvan Reddy VIII 100m F/S Gold

9 Sri Bhuvan Reddy VIII 4x25m Fs/Relay Silver

10 Ruthvik Tarang VIII 4x25m Fs/Relay Silver

11 Abhiram I VII 4x25m Fs/Relay Silver

12 Abhiram I VII 50m F/S Bronze

13 Pravar V VII 4x25m Fs/Relay Silver

14 Prajjwal V XI 50m Bk/S Silver

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF TELANGANA (STATE MEET) 2015-16

VENUE : KARIMNAGAR

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Sree Bhuvan Reddy .Y VIII 50m Butter Fly Gold

2 Sree Bhuvan Reddy .Y VIII 100m Butter Fly Gold

3 Sree Bhuvan Reddy .Y VIII 200m Butter Fly Gold

CBSE SOUTH ZONE 2015-16

VENUE : SHIMOGA, KARNATAKA

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Sree Bhuvan Reddy . Y VIII 50m Butter Fly Bronze

SAPTHARSHI SAHODAYA ATHLETIC MEET 2015-16

VENUE : SENTIA SCHOOL

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Srihita Amaraneni X 100m Gold

2 Srihita Amaraneni X Long Jump Gold

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SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF RANGA REDDY DIST 2015-16

VENUE : EDIF SCHOOL

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Pranav Sai Ram .Ch X 300m Speed Gold

2 Pranav Sai Ram .Ch X 500m Speed Silver

3 Mishrith Sai .Y X 300m Speed Silver

4 Meghana Narreddy V 300m Speed Gold

5 Shweta Mrinalini .V VI 300m Speed Bronze

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF TELANGANA (STATE MEET) 2015-16

VENUE : INDRA PARK

SKATING

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Pranav Sai Ram .Ch X 300m Speed Gold

2 Pranav Sai Ram .Ch X 500m Speed Silver

3 Meghana Narreddy V 300m Speed Bronze

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CBSE SOUTH ZONE SKATING 2015-16

VENUE : DRS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Pranav Sai Ram .Ch X 300m & 500 Speed Participation

2 Shreeya.Y X 300m & 500 Speed Participation

3 Janice Rodrigues X 300m & 500 Speed Participation

4 Sai Chaitanya .K VII 300m & 500 Speed Participation

5 C V Ashish VI 300m & 500 Speed Participation

6 Swetha Mrinalini .V VI 300m & 500 Speed Participation

7 Sai Harshith .Ch IV 300m & 500 Speed Participation

8 Dharini .Ch IV 300m & 500 Speed Participation

9 Jaswanth II 300m & 500 Speed Participation

VENUE : INDRA PARK, HYDERABAD

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Sai Chaitanya .K VII 300m & 500 Speed Participation

2 Meghana Narreddy V 300m & 500 Speed Participation

3 Swetha Mrinalini .V VI 300m & 500 Speed Participation

4 Sai Harshith .Ch IV 300m & 500 Speed Participation

5 Dharini .Ch IV 300m & 500 Speed Participation

6 Dhruthi .Ch PP2 Road & 150 Speed Participation

ROLLER SKATING ASSOCIATION OF TELANGANA

2ND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP INLINE HOCKEY2015-16

VENUE : VELODRUM STADIUM, OSMANIA UNIVERSITY, HYDERABAD.

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Janice Rodrigues X Inline Hockey Silver

2 Shreeya.Y X Inline Hockey Silver

3 Mishrith Sai .Y X Inline Hockey Silver

4 Siva Subramanyam .R VIII Inline Hockey Silver

5 Abhinav Sai Ratan .A VIII Inline Hockey Silver

BASKET BALL

GOLD MEDAL in school games federation Telangana state inter district tournament U-19

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Veda Tejitha Gummadi XII Basketball Gold

2 Sahaja Parimi XII Basketball Gold

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SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF TELANGANA (STATE MEET) 2015-16

VENUE : KARIMNAGAR

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Pranav Sai Ram .Ch X Basket Ball Gold

2 Srihita .A X Basket Ball Gold

3 Harshitha .M VIII Basket Ball Gold

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF RANGA REDDY DIST 2015-16

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Revathi .K VIII Gymnastics Gold

78


BADMINTION

SAPTHARSHI SAHODAYA TOURNAMENT 2015-16

VENUE : GANGES VALLEY SCHOOL

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Laharika X Badmintion Gold

2 Shreya X Badmintion Gold

3 Vennela VII Badmintion Gold

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF RANGA REDDY DIST 2015-16

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Laharika X Badmintion Silver

SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF TELANGANA (STATE MEET) 2015-16

VENUE : SAROORNAGAR

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Laharika X Badmintion Bornze

79


THROW BALL (STATE MEET)

TELANGANA STATE 2nd SENIOR INTER DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16

Venue: Lead India Bharat Ratnas School, Bandlaguda (V) Keesara

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Shruti Manasi.V X Throw Ball Bornze

2 Yashika Agarwal X Throw Ball Bornze

3 Rishitha Devarapalli X Throw Ball Bornze

4 Harshitha Viyyuri IX Throw Ball Bornze

5 Sruthi Elaprolu IX Throw Ball Bornze

6 Poojitha Panchakarla IX Throw Ball Bornze

7 Priyusha Prattipati IX Throw Ball Bornze

8 Iswarya. Ch IX Throw Ball Bornze

9 Divya Sakita Datta IX Throw Ball Bornze

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Jai Raghava Krishna Kodali IX Throw Ball Participation

2 Sai Bhargava Reddy Kanala IX Throw Ball Participation

3 Karthik Palaparthi IX Throw Ball Participation

4 Gowri Shanker .K IX Throw Ball Participation

5 Sree Ram Akkineni IX Throw Ball Participation

6 Harsha Grandhi IX Throw Ball Participation

7 Jai Nand Kishore Gongiti IX Throw Ball Participation

8 Srinivas Choudary Yalamanchili VIII Throw Ball Participation

9 Sahith Jagarlamudi VII Throw Ball Participation

10 Abhinav Kompella VII Throw Ball Participation

TELANGANA STATE 2nd SUB-JUNIOR INTER DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16

Venue: KUKATPALLY

S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Shruti Manasi.V X Throw Ball Gold

2 Yashika Agarwal X Throw Ball Gold

3 Rishitha Devarapalli X Throw Ball Gold

4 Harshitha Viyyuri IX Throw Ball Gold

5 Sruthi Elaprolu IX Throw Ball Gold

6 Poojitha Panchakarla IX Throw Ball Gold

7 Priyusha Prattipati IX Throw Ball Gold

8 Iswarya. Ch IX Throw Ball Gold

9 Divya Sakita Datta IX Throw Ball Gold

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S. No. NAME OF THE STUDENT GRADE EVENT RESULT

1 Jai Raghava Krishna Kodali IX Throw Ball Gold

2 Sai Bhargava Reddy Kanala IX Throw Ball Gold

3 Karthik Palaparthi IX Throw Ball Gold

4 Gowri Shanker .K IX Throw Ball Gold

5 Sree Ram Akkineni IX Throw Ball Gold

6 Harsha Grandhi IX Throw Ball Gold

7 Jai Nand Kishore Gongiti IX Throw Ball Gold

8 Srinivas Choudary Yalamanchili VIII Throw Ball Gold

9 Sahith Jagarlamudi VII Throw Ball Gold

10 Abhinav Kompella VII Throw Ball Gold

81


Mighty Oaks

Swimming

Roller Hockey Telangana Team

82


Pre Primary Inter School Competition

Sailing

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SELECTIONS

1. Nethravati Plate 1600M: Tandav 1, Ayman

2.

2. Ashwajaya Plate 1400M: Cinch 1, Class

Is Class 2.

3. Gundlupet Plate 1100M: The Disciple 1,

Silver Prince 2.

4. Varahi Trophy 1400M: Naval Glory 1,

Generous Gesture 2.

5. Manasasarovara Plate 1600M: Exactly 1,

Lincon Continental 2.

6. Davanagere Plate 1200M: Teri Adah 1,

Zoe 2.

Day’s Best: Cinch.

Jackpot: 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. Treble: 4, 5 & 6.

SCOREBOARD

India: A Rahane c Raza b Chibhabha 63, M Vijay c sub Waller

b Madziva 72, A Rayudu c sub Waller b Raza 41, M Tiwary

c Vitori b Tiripano 22, R Uthappa b Madziva 13, S Binny c Raza

b Vitori 25, K Jadhav c Mutumbami b Madziva 16, H Singh

(not out) 5, A Patel c Raza b Madziva 1, B Kumar (not out) 0.

Extras: (W13) 13.

Total: (for 8 wkts, 50 overs) 271.

Fall of wickets: 1-112, 2-159, 3-203, 4-205, 5-233, 6-264,

7-266, 8-269.

Bowling: B Vitori 8-0-47-1, D Tiripano 9-0-2-1, N Madziva

10-0-49-4, S Williams 5-0-23-0, G Cremer 5-0-32-0, C

Chibhabha 5-0-27-1, H Masakadza 4-0-26-0, S Raza 4-0-

25-1.

Zimbabwe: V Sibanda c Vijay b Kulkarni 2, C Chibhabha

(run out) 72, H Masakadza c Uthappa b Kumar 5, E Chigumbura

c Rahane b Kumar 9, S Williams b Patel 20, S Raza c

Uthappa b H Singh 18, R Mutumbami c Patel b Binny 32, G

Cremer c Rahane b Kumar 27, N Madziva (run out) 0, DT Tiripano

c Patel b Kumar 6, B Vitori (not out) 8; Extras: (B4,

LB4, W2) 10. Total: (All out, 49 overs) 209.

Fall of wickets:1-24, 2-31, 3-43, 4-95, 5-130, 6-132, 7-184,

8-186, 9-195.

Bowling: B Kumar 10-3-33-4, D Kulkarni 9-1-39-1, H Singh

10-0-29-1, S Binny 7-0-42-1, A Patel 10-1-40-1, M Vijay 3-

0-18-0. AP

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Saathyakhi 54, Nikhil Parwani 55). Zinda 169 & 31, Mani Srinivas 30, Ganna 34; Md Saqlain 5/

90 in 37.2 overs (Syed Muzamil Hussain 4/ 30). St Andrews 376/6 in 50 overs (Abhishek

43) lost to CCOB 174 in 59.4 overs (Ammar Ayub

5/52) & 86/3 in 20.4 overs (Ammar Ayub 3/ Acrylic 131 (Ramdas 31; Rishab Baslas 5/44).

Paradkar 86, Rohith Vallabhaneni 195) bt

34).

Team Kun 389/8 (Avinash Reddy 121, Dharampal

Reddy 110, Kapil 32; Sathwik 3/81, VK

A-4 to 10 Division (1-day): Southend Raymonds

193 (A Koushik 59, E Sreedhar 36; Gautam

3/18, Chakravarthz 3/20) bt Eklavya CC (Charith 64, Srikar Reddy 72; Sridhar 3/24).

Chakravarthi 4/61) bt AB Colony 247/5

129 (Md Sannan 5/41, P Arun Kumar 3/30). Victory CC 146 (Rajnikath 58; PN Rohit Reddy

Young Masters 188 (Harshwardhan 35; Md 6/39) lost to Yadav Dairy 149/2 (N Sudheendra

Aleem 3/30, Dawood Ali 5/40) lost to Hyderabad

Panthers 194/4 (Dawood Ali 54no, Shahed Kalyan Sathwik 4/36) bt Sunshine 134

50no). Manikumar Cc 165 (Gangadhar T 41;

Khan 34, Shaik Abrar Ali 51). Bhartiya CC 165/6 (Prem 34, Kalyan 30; Govind Reddy 3/37, Sai

(M Somashekar 40; Jitesh Reddy 3/38) lost to Karthik 3/6). PKCC 86 (Krushival 5/39, Wikram

3/14) bt Cheerful Chums 60 (Chalapathi 3/

Safilguda 166/3 (Suri 70). Deccan Colts 249

(Sainath Reddy 85, Chaitanya Reddy 57, Suma 21, Ashish 6/20). Roshanara 267/9 (Nayan Varu

80, Bijay Kumar 37, CT Sanjay 54; NS Ga-

37; Sai Poona Anand Rao 3/60, Tulasi Reddy

4/24) bt Sungrace 189 (Shiva Kumar 72; Ravi nesh 6/50) bt Sportive CC 196/9 (Y Manish 33,

3/40, Pankaj 3/35). Greenlands 236 (B Sai Karun

83no; Altaf 3/40, S Majid 3/34) bt Rohit XI 52). Marrredpally Blues 168 (Venkat Swaroop

NS Ganesh 60; Kalyan 3/25, Nayan Varu 5/

Brief scores: A-2 Division (2-day): Team 208 (Rahul 37, Mayank 32, Majid 55; Sahil 4/ 35, Avinash Gambhir 34; Charan 5/47, RA

Speed 158 & 116 in 29.2 overs (Suraj Naik 6/ 49). MP Sporting 307/9 (Rajashekar 98, Ramakanth

35, Vinit Shetty 33; Karthik 3/48) bt (Chandu 31, Sheshagiri 56no, RA Swaroop

Swaroop 3/25) lost to Deccan Blues 169/4

25) lost to Charminar 295 in 71.4 overs (M Mahender

Reddy 129, Suraj Naik 48, P Shanthan Sagar XI 232 (Vinay 63, Krishna 35, Karthik 35; 58no). Gaganmahal Blues 356/8 (Navdeep

Reddy 43; Bhuvan Reddy 3/36, Sumeeth Anvesh 4/61). SK Blues 212 (Mustaq 64, Jai Singh 104, Dayasagar Reddy 50, Kiran K 46,

Joshi 5/71). Galaxy CC 271 & 97/2 in 22 overs Prakash 37, Ashwin Kumar 36; Vimal 3/70, Sai Kalyan 37; S Rajshekar 5/36) bt Tirumala CC

(M Pratyush 36) drew Khalsa 239 in 68 overs 3/45) bt LNCC 180 (Jitender J 93, Sai 32; Deepankar

3/44). Classic CC 157 (Monu Singh 62; ram 3/19, D Prabhajan 4/30) lost to United CC

79 (Ashwani Singh 6/22). Youth CC 93 (Vik-

(M Nandu Vishnu 40, Jitender Singh 67; Ashish

Kamshetty 3/84, Ankit Singh Malik 3/51). Osmania

250/8 decl & 225/3 in 39 overs (G San-

161/5 (Kashyap Patel 42). HCA Academy 292 (Anthony 38, Charles 48, Jerome Jeraad 37; G

CV Anand 4/22) lost to Secunderabad Club 94/1 (Prabhanjan 48no). Sacred Heart 190

keerth 98, Prem Moses 95) drew Jai Bhagwathi

260/7 in 82.3 overs (Rohan Varkey 35, Reddy 86; Vishal 3/37) bt WMCC 132 (Aniketh overs (Sai Venkata Krishna 86no, Lesty 3 for

(P Gaurav Reddy 50, Vigneshwar 78, Koushik Arjun 6/41) lost to Kakatiya 192 for 4 in 26.5

51)

4. Kolkata Cup 1800M: Azzurro (Suraj) 1,

Torch Bearer 2, Spreadeagle 3, Ambitious

Reward 4. Won by: 4-3/4L, LNk, SHd.

T-1:50.79S. Fav: Azzurro (S Attaollahi).

5. Mysore Cup (Div I) 1400M: Cameron

(Trevor) 1, Royal Seal 2, Big Ben 3, Afore 4.

Did not run: Absolutelyfabulous and Amaze.

Won by: 2-1/2L, LNk, 2-1/4L. T-1:27.03S.

Fav: Cameron (S Attaollahi).

6. Mumbai Cup 1200M: Goldberg (Suraj)

1, Goof Fruit 2, Dream Star 3, Sakchi 4. Won

by: 1-1/4L, 1-1/4L, 1-1/4L. T-1:14.42S. Fav:

Goldberg (Neil Darashah).

7. Kingfisher Derby Bangalore 2000M:

Angel Dust (Trevor) 1, Desert God 2, Auriga

3, Flamboyance 4. Won by: 3/4L, 1-1/4L, 9-

3/4L. T-2:05.10S. Fav: Eternal Flame (S Attaollahi).

8. Delhi Cup 1600M: James Bond (Jagadeesh)

1, Prize Finder 2, Alecia 3, Western

Union 4. Won by: 3-1/4L, 3/4L, 1L.

T-1:40.51S. Fav: Real Supreme (Inayathulla).

9. Chennai Cup (Div II) 1200M: Super

Success (Trevor) 1, El Fenix 2, Shivalik Dance

3, Herr Voss 4. Won by: 7L, 9-1/4L, 2-1/4L.

T-1:14.14S. Fav: Super Success (Dominic).

DIVIDENDS PAID AT HYDERABAD

Race I: Rs 11; 7, 8, 10. Fc: Rs 42. Q: Rs 28. Tanala:

Rs 156. Race II: Rs 9; 6, 15, 8. Fc: Rs 87.

Q: Rs 75. Tanala: Rs 322. Race III: Rs 341;

1. Mysore Cup (Div II) 1400M: Del Porto 28, 12, 10. Fc: Rs 1690. Q: Rs 568. Tanala: Rs

(Anjar Alam) 1, Precious Glitter 2, Elegant 6202. Race IV: Rs 13; 6, 8, 9. Fc: Rs 52. Q: Rs

Star 3, Spiritual Act 4. Won by: 2-1/2L, 2- 29. Tanala: Rs 168. Race V: Rs 15; 7, 6, 15. Fc:

3/4L, 2-3/4L. T-1:28.05S. Fav: Del Porto (I Rs 32. Q: Rs 16. Tanala: Rs 177. Race VI: Rs

Ghatala).

10; 7, 59, 157. Fc: Rs 420. Q: Rs 382. Tanala:

2. Chennai Cup (Div I) 1200M: Zubaida Rs 19318. Race VII: Rs 189; 32, 14, 10. Fc:

(Chouhan) 1, Storm Ahead 2, Amethyst 3, Rs 1941. Q: Rs 873. Tanala: Rs 11811. Race

Groovy Moves 4. Won by: 4L, 1L, Nk. VIII: Rs 35; 10, 8, 14. Fc: Rs 136. Q: Rs 68.

T-1:14.48S. Fav: Zubaida (I Ghatala). Tanala: Rs 870. Race IX:Rs 16; 7, 7, 14. Fc: Rs

3. Hyderabad Cup 1400M: Blazing Touch 49. Q: Rs 21. Tanala: Rs 347.

(Ashad Asbar) 1, I’ve Got Clout 2, New Jackpot: Rs 68891 (1). Consolation: Rs

Prince 3, Spirit And Truth 4. Won by: 1/2L, 2- 4639 (70).

1/4L, SNk. T-1:27.56S. Fav: Native Elements 1st Treble:Rs 1180 (64). 2nd Treble: Rs 87

(Sirajuddin).

(1007). 3rd Treble: Rs 9078 (13).

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SCOREBOARD

South Africa: H Amla b Rubel 22, Q de Kock c Sabbir b Mustafizur

2, F du Plessis c Sarkar b Nasir 41, R Rossouw b Nasir 4, D Miller

c Mortaza b Mahmudullah 9, J Duminy c Sabbir b Mustafizur

13, F Behardien c Nasir b Mortaza 36, C Morris lbw Rubel 12, K Rabada

b Mustafizur 10, K Abbott lbw Nasir 5, I Tahir (not out) 1; Extras:

(LB4, W3) 7. Total: (All out; 46 overs) 162.

Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-45, 3-59, 4-74, 5-93, 6-100, 7-116, 8-

138, 9-160.

Bowling: Mustafizur 10-1-38-3, Mortaza 5-0-17-1, Shakib 10-0-

30-0, Rubel 9-2-34-2, Nasir 8-0-26-3, Mahmudullah 4-0-13-1.

Bangladesh: T Iqbal b Rabada 5, S Sarkar (not out) 88, L Das b

Rabada 17, Mahmudullah c Amla b Abbott 50, S Al Hasan (not

out) 0; Extras: (NB2, W5) 7. Total: (For 3 wkts, 27.4 overs)

1 6 7 .

Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-24, 3-159.

Bowling: K Abbott 5-0-22-1, K Rabada 7-0-45-2, C Morris 3-0-

29-0, I Tahir 8.4-1-40-0, J Duminy 2-0-20-0, F Behardien 2-0-

11-0. AFP

Brief scores:Blunham CC 154 (C Heaps 40, C McGlynn 23; Benjamin Thomas

5/23, Sequenza 3/46) lost to St Ives 156/4 (Benjamin Thomas 74, Ryan Withers

27; Fitzgeralds 2/36).

Results: Cadet girls:Bhavaitha (GSM) bt Ruchira Reddy (SPSTTA) 3-0. Boys:

Keshavan (GTTA) bt SSK Karthik (AWA) 3-1. Sub-junior girls:Sasya (AWA) bt

Laasya (AWA) 4-2. Boys:Mohammad Ali (LBS) bt B Vatsin (SPSTTA) 4-2.

Junior girls:Laasya (AWA) bt Sasya (AWA) 4-2. Youth girls: Monika (GSM) bt

Sasya (AWA) 4-0. Men:Dr V Chandrachur bt P Vignaya Reddy 4-1.

Final standings: Girls: Sri Chandhana (Jubilee Hills PS), 2. Sirisha (St Nissi HS), 3.

Vaishnavi (Frobels Garden HS), 4. Laya Sree (Johnson Grammar School), 5. Gowthami

(St Nissi HS). Boys: 1. Raghu (St Peter), 2. Mahith (Sree Arobindho), 3. Jayanth (St

Peter), 4. Nabeel (Nissi HS), 5. Sanketh (Bhashyam). Open: 1. Monika, 2. Rakesh, 3.

Prashanth, 4. Varun, 5. Vincent.

Top 10 places (open category): 1. Ch Sahaja Sri, 2. Shivasuri, 3. K Tarun, 4. Anurag K,

5. P Kavisamrat, 6. J Saikiran, 7. Digvijay Sunil, 8. Y Sai Akshay, 9. K Trisha, 10.

Vijaykumar Reddy. Age group winners: U-14 boys: 1. K Sumanth, 2. S Dheeraj. Girls:

1. S Devika. U-12 boys: 1. K Sai Amit, 2. Hima Surya. Girls: 1. Uma Shreya, 2.

Samanvitha. U-10 boys: 1. Trived Reddy, 2. R Abhinav. Girls: 1. N Sneha, 2. A Srida. U-8

boys: 1. S Chandrahas, 2. M Dhruva. Girls: 1. Vaishnavi Reddy, 2. Ghnana Siri. U-16

boys: 1. R Rishi, 2. Sri Charan and Chidvilas. Girls: 1. Nigama Sree, 2. Mythri.

Best woman: Manaswini. Best veteran: CV Sarma.

Results: Aquathlon (Sr men): 1. P Krishna (1hr 33min), 2. G Ravi Teja (1:40). Sr

women: I. Sowmya (1:59). U-18 boys: 1. J Harish, 2. U Bhanu Prasad, 3. A Jeevan Sai.

U-15 boys: 1.CH VK Swamy, 2. Rachit Bafna, 3. A Lakshmi Kanth. U-13 boys: 1. Ch

Yeswanth, 2. B Arvind, 3. P Lohit Santhosh Kumar. U-10 boys: 1. Ch Tanush, 2. Ch Vivek

Sri Sai, 3. Gagna Pruhuvi. U-15 girls: 1. P Sojjwal. U-10 girls: 1. V Shriya.

16 TIMES SPORT

India wrap up series

AFP

Win Second ODI

habha made 72, but the home team never

properly recovered from losing three

batsmen _ including captain Elton Chigumbura

_ in the first 11 overs.

By 62 Runs

Chibhabha was run out by Rahane

Harare: India scored a 62-run win over

after going for a single and having to

Zimbabwe in the second ODI on Sunday

turn back, and Zimbabwe faded away

to clinch the three-game series with one

after that. Kumar wrapped up the solid

to spare, and put behind them an embarrassing

recent loss to Bangladesh.

no chipped a catch to Axar Patel at mid-

win and the series when Donald Tiripa-

Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane

off. “It wasn't easy batting but we bowled

well,” Rahane said. “Our bowlers

and Murali Vijay posted half-centuries

in a century opening to lead India to 271

were up to the mark, they bowled in the

for eight. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4-

right areas, and the fielding was right

33, including the series-clinching last

up there.”

Zimbabwean wicket, as the hosts were

The final ODI is on Tuesday, followed

by a two-game Twenty20 series.

all out for 209 in 49 overs.

The comfortable victory in the second

ODI followed a scare for India in the

opener, when they won by just four runs

in the last over.

But Sunday's success at Harare

Sports Club allowed India, who aer

touring Zimbabwe with an understrength

team, to now move on from

that recent slip-up in Bangladesh.

Rahane is standing in for regular

skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of

a string of front-liners rested for the

limited-overs trip to Zimbabwe.

Rahane led from the front on Sunday

with his 63, combining for a 112-run

partnership with fellow opener Vijay,

who made 72. Ambati Rayudu then hit

41 from No. 3, and although India didn't

go on to post the big, 300-plus score that

was on the cards, the total was still more

than enough. Seamer Neville Madziva

claimed career-best bowling figures of

4-49 for Zimbabwe after being called in

to the team, the only bowler to make any

real inroads.

Opener Murali Vijay hit a half-century to set up India's comfortable win over Zimbabwe in the

In Zimbabwe's reply, Chamu Chib-

seond ODI in Harare on Sunday

Podium finish

Saurav wrests men’s title for Armaan

Shanghai: Indian driver and JK

Manoj.S@timesgroup.com tional title beating Harshit 11-6. Harinder, who hails

Kaur Jawanda of Delhi 11-6 from Mohali in Punjab, raced

Tyre brand ambassador Armaan

Thiruvananthapuram: In a 12-10 11-5 in the final.

to a 6-2 lead in the fourth set

Ebrahim finished third in Race 1

final which went to the wire, The men’s final was expected

to provide the most ex-

course for his second succes-

and looked like to be on

of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo

Tamil Nadu’s Saurav Ghosal

Series here. Going into round

overpowered reigning champion

and statemate Harinder ment which saw plenty of But Kolkata-born Saurav

citing contest in a tournasive

title.

two, Armaan and his teammate

Dilantha were leading the

Singh Pal Sandhu 8-11, 4-11, lop-sided contests. And it lifted his game a few notches

championship post round 1, and

11-6, 11-7, 11-6 to wrest the lived up to its billing.

just in time and executed

post round 2 continue to lead the

men’s title in the 63rd National

Squash Championship bang, clinching the first two to catch Harinder on the

Harinder started with a some fine cross court strokes

championship by four points.

With a typhoon hitting the

Bangalore: The 50-to-one

here at Squash Centre. games easily. Stung by the reverse

world No. 21 Saurav way back to level scores at 6-6,

wrong foot. After clawing his

outskirts of Shanghai, the

shot Angel Dust, from the

There were no surprises

conditions varied drastically and

stables of Suleiman Attaollahi

and ridden by Trevor Pa-

in the women’s section with bounced back in the third Saurav raced away to pocket

the team got caught in qualifying

Joshana Chinappa of Tamil game and took an early lead the game at 11-7 as Harinder’s

with the varying weather

tel, easily won the Kingfisher

Derby Bangalore, the

Nadu bagging her 14th na-

before closing the game at game fell apart.

conditions.

Armaan qualified fifth and

premier event of the summer

races, here on Sunday.

Dilantha sixth for Race 1 and Race

2. The race started in treacherous

After the fourteen starters

came under the flag,

conditions with torrential rain

Mahesh, Rishab, Vir triumph non stop. PTI

Souther Surprise hit the

front and was followed by

nai, took the silver and bronze gold fleet. Sandiri Praveen Kumar

took gold in the silver fleet

Flamboyance and Auriga.

Angel Dust, The Way I Am,

in a keenly contest competition

at the Hussain Sagar on of the Toppers category. Naval Glory Favourite Eternal Flame set-

Hyderabad: The final day of

competitions in the 7 th Deloitte Sunday.

In the Laser Radial, Vir

tled well in the mid bunch.

Monsoon Regatta 2015 posed a Mumbai’s Ramya Sarvanan

and Harshita Tomar of ser 4.7, there was a tie between for Varahi ed out, The Way I Am entered

Menon claimed gold. In the La-

After Southern Surprise fad-

different kind of challenge for

the sailors. The lighter winds, Bhopal were the outstanding M Koteshwar Rao and Rishab

the home first. Patel astride

when compared to the previous

days, didn’t make things Optimist category. Ramya was clared winner on technical

and the game galloper re-

performers among the girls in Nayar but the former was de-

Trophy

Angel Dust moved quickly

easy for the youngsters as they adjuged the best female sailor, grounds. In the Laser Standard,

Manu Francis emerged

call and sped away from the

sponded well to his masters

had to adjust to the shifting while Sachin Ganesh bagged

wind directions.

the distinction of being the victorious.

Mysore: Dinesh Pujartrained

Naval Glory, to be rid-

Desert God came up with a

rest. Padmanabhan-trained

Some mature sailing by youngest sailor in this categoryweshwar

Reddy gave away the den by Gnaneshwer, will gar-

fast run to take the second

Chief guest Konda Vish-

Mahesh Balachander of

Chennai helped him claim the In the Toppers category, prizes and applauded the winners

in a glittering ceremony the Varahi Trophy, the feature Auriga, who finished third

ner the maximum support in spot ahead of late entrant

top spot in the Optimist category.

Chitresh Tatha and Aniphy

while Ragi Rajnikanth at the Yachting Club of Hyde-

event of the races to be run ahead Flamboyance.

Rishab Nayar secured the troket

Rajaram, both from Chen-

finished runners-up in the rabad.

over a distance of seven furlongs,

here on Monday. Kish-

gave all the praises to his

A much delighted, Patel

ore-trained Generous Gesture boss and the trainer. This is

appears to be the next best. the first derby winner for Suleiman

and Patel in the Ban-

Tejaswi-trained Cinch,

competing in the Ashwajaya galore Turf Club.

Plate, looks outstanding and Among the professionals

is considered as day’s best betting

proposition in the card of three winners while jockey

- trainer Attaollahi led in

six events.

Patel booted home four winners

in the card of nine

First race at 2.30 p.m.

events.

Winners of the Deloitte Monsoon Regatta with their trophies on Sunday

Big wins for Charminar, CCOB & St Andrews

Hyderabad: M Mahender Reddy

and Suraj

Naik helped

Charminar

post an innings

and 21-run win

over Team

Speed in the A-2

Rohith V Division (2-day)

League Championship,

here on Sunday.

Resuming at their overnight

score of 152 for no loss,

Charminar went on to make

295 with Mahender getting 129

(18x4, 3x6) of those off 150 balls.

Left-arm spinner Sumeet Joshi

took five for 71 for Speed, who

made a mess of things in their

second innings too. Speed, who

scored 158 in the first innings,

were bundled out for a lowly 116

with offie Naik grabbing six for

25.

In another match, Ammar

Ayub’s match haul of eight for

86 went in vain as CCOB scored

a seven-wicket win over Zinda.

In the One-day league, Rohith

Vallabhaneni and Rishab

Baslas helped St Andrews to a show (5/40 & 54no) helped Hyderabad

Panthers record a six-

thumping 245-run win over

Acrylic. Batting first, St Andrews

ran up a huge 376 for six

ters. Varu (5/52)

wicket win over Young Mas-

thanks to Rohith’s brilliant 195.

bowled Roshanara

to a 71-run

In reply, Acrylic were all at sea

against left-arm spinner Rishab

and were bundled out for

ive CC. NS Ga-

win over Sport-

131. Rishab finished with five

nesh’s 6/50

for 44.

went in vain.

Avinash Reddy (121) and Rishab Baslas Charan (5/

Dharampal Reddy (110) set up

47) and RA Swaroop

(3/25 & 58no) set up Dec-

Team Kun’s 142-run win over

AB Colony.

can Blues’ six-wicket win over

PN Rohit Reddy (6/39) set up Marredpally Blues. Navdeep

Yadav Dairy’s eight-wicket win Singh (104) and Ashwani Singh

over Victory.

(6/22) helped Gaganmahal

Ashish (6/20) helped PKCC Blues score a 277-run win over

post a 20-run win over Cheerful Tirumala. S Rajsekhar got 5/36

Chums in a low-scoring game. for the losers.

Krushival took 5 for 39 for the

losers.

G Arjun (6/41) helped Kakatiya

post a six-wicket win over

Sacred Heart. Md Sannan took

five for 41 to help Southend Raymonds

post a 64-run win over

Eklavya.

Md Saqlain (5/30) helped

HCA Academy down WMCC

by 160 runs.

Dawood Ali’s all-round

Angel Dust wins

Kingfisher

Derby

THE TIMES OF INDIA, HYDERABAD

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015

Bangla crush Proteas

Dhaka: Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah

struck half-centuries after Bangladesh point.

Rahman took a simple catch at backward

dismissed South Africa cheaply, crushing Rubel Hossain, who returned to the

the Proteas by seven wickets in the second starting lineup for leg-spinner Jubair Hossain,

made an instant impact by knocking

ODI to tie the three-match series, here on

Sunday.

the stumps off Hashim Amla (22). South

Soumya hit a stroke-filled unbeaten 88 Africa began to feel the pressure when Nasir

bowled Rilee Rossouw off his first ball

while Mahmudullah made 50 as Bangladesh

raced to 167-3 with more than 22 overs and Mahmudullah sent David Miller home

in hand, keeping Bangladesh in the series by forcing him to give a simple catch to

after Friday's first game loss.

Mashrafe Mortaza at short mid wicket to

Earlier the home team made swift work leave the visitors wobbling at 74-4.

of the visitors, bowling with heart for 162 Faf Du Plessis, who looked solid holding

one end, holed out a catch at long-on to

runs in 46 overs, effectively making the

contest a one-sided affair.

Soumya Sarkar off Nasir. His departure after

the top score of 41 from 64 balls firmly

Kagiso Rabada, who had set a new Oneday

debut swung the game in favour of the hosts.

SECOND ODI bowling Mustafizur deceived JP Duminy with

record in an off cutter, forcing him to give a catch at

the previous match, raised hopes when he short cover to Sabbir for 13 before Rubel

bowled out Tamim Iqbal (five) and Litton trapped Chris Morris leg-before for 12.

Das (17). But Soumya and Mahmudullah Farhaan Behardien, who survived a

stood firm for a 135-run third wicket stand leg-before decision after it was overturned

as the Tigers carried the game safely in by the TV umpire, held Bangladesh off to

front of packed stadium.

score 36 before he became the last man to be

Soumya, who faced 79 balls and hit 13 dismissed.

fours and a six, swept Imran Tahir over the The third and final match of the series

mid wicket fence to complete the emphatic will be held in Chittagong on July 15.

victory -- only Bangladesh's second against

South Africa in 16 ODIs.

The win, which followed Bangladesh's

steady progress in One-day rankings, also

cemented their place in the eight-team ICC

Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held in

England in 2017.

Only the hosts and seven other topranked

ODI teams are eligible to qualify for

the tournament. Earlier, Nasir Hossain

finished with a career best 3-26 while leftarm

pacer Mustafizur Rahman grabbed 3-

38 as South Africa were bowled out with

their lowest score against Bangladesh on a

slow pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla National

Stadium.

Mustafizur drew the first blood in the

fifth over when he forced a leading edge

from opener Quinton de Kock as Sabbir

STATE SPORT

Indians have

a fight on

their hands

Bengaluru: With backs to

the wall following their dismissal

batting show in the

opening T20, Indian women

will look to get back to winning

ways when they take on

New Zealand in the second

contest of the three-match series

at the M Chinnaswamy

stadium, here on Monday.

Barring skipper Mithali

Raj, none of the other batters

mustered numbers on the

board, a crisis which the

home team hasn’t been able

to tide over, despite winning

the ODI series 3-2. Another

area of concern for the hosts

will be their sloppy fielding

which could prove costly in

the format.

On the other hand, with

Sophie Devine having scored

the fastest 50 in women’s T20,

the White Ferns are a confident

lot.

Benjamin sparkles

Benjamin Thomas' all-round show helped St Ives CC post a

six-wicket win over Blunham in the Tucker Gardner Premier

League. Benjamin took five for 23 as Blunham were bowled

out for 154. He then returned to make 74 with 11 fours and

three sixes as St Ives responded with 156 for four.

Monika claims Youth girls’ title

Monika of GMS defeated Sasya of AWA 4-0 to win the title

in the Youth girls category of the Telangana State 1st

Ranking table tennis tournament.

Winners of the Greater Hyderabad chess tournament

Chandhana, Raghu claim honours

Sri Chandhana of Jubilee Hills Public School took the top

position in the U-13 girls' category at the Greater Hyderabad

Chess tournament. She was followed by Sirisha of St Nissi High

School and Vaishnavi of Frobels Garden High School. In the

boys' section, Raghu of St Peter High School grabbed the

honours. He was followed by Mahith of Sree Arobindho and

Jayanth of St Peter High School.

Sahithya, Sahajasri triumph

G Sahithya defeated Trived Reddy in the final round to claim

the title in the Juniors category of the 110th Brilliant Trophy

open chess tournament. In the Open category,Ch Sahajasri

triumphed after drawing the final round match against

Shivasuri.

Winners of the 110th Brilliant Trophy Open chess tournament

Krishna, Sowmya emerge victorious

P Krishna won the aquathlon race in the senior men category

at the Triathlon district-level competitions in Visakhapatnam.

Sowmya won the race in the women’s category.

Chess tournaments

SV Chess Academy will organise an Open & Children chess

tournament at Prathibha High School, Nacharam, on July 19.

For further details contact GV Srinivas (9000428876,

9291469670).

GR Chess Academy will organise an U-15 Open chess

tournament at its premises opposite Indira Park, Lower Tank

Bund, on July 19. For further details contact K Gangadhar Rao

(9346777568).

KSR Chess Academy will organise an Invitation Open chess

tournament at its premises, Vivekananda Nagar, Kukatpally, on

July 19. For further details contact K Venumadhav

(9248637307).

Professional Chess Academy will organise an Invitation Open

Rapid & Blitz chess tournament at its premises, Venkata

Ramana Colony, Khairatabad on July 26. For further details

contact S Sekhar (8374153718).

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Grade X Result

ROLL NO CANDIDATE NAME CGPA PERCENTAGE GRADE

4073863 ABHINAVA ARASADA 10 95 A1

4073865 HARSHINI GORTHI 10 95 A1

4073866 JAYATHA CHANDRA 10 95 A1

4073867 LAHARI ANNE 10 95 A1

4073868 LAVINA SINGH 10 95 A1

4073869 MARPU NARASIMHA M 10 95 A1

4073871 MARPU NARASIMHA M 10 95 A1

4073872 PRAVALLIKA VENNA 10 95 A1

4073874 RIYA NIWAS 10 95 A1

4073875 ROSHAN REDDY YEDL 10 95 A1

4073877 SAI MANOJ ATTANTI 10 95 A1

4073880 SAI VENKATA MANOJ 10 95 A1

4073882 SIDDHANT GARG 10 95 A1

4073884 SUHAS REDDY NANCH 10 95 A1

4073889 BALA TRIPURA KUMA 10 95 A1

4073890 BHAVISHYA NELAKUD 10 95 A1

4073891 DIVYAMSI KUNAPARE 10 95 A1

4073893 HARSHITHA RAVINDR 10 95 A1

4073894 KARTHIK KANUKOLLU 10 95 A1

4073895 KEERTHI REDDY KOL 10 95 A1

4073896 NAGA LOKESH SAI K 10 95 A1

4073901 ROHITHA VEGESANA 10 95 A1

4073904 ROSHITHA VEGESANA 10 95 A1

4073908 SATWIK SAI GAYALA 10 95 A1

4073909 REVANTH UKKALAM 10 95 A1

4073910 SHANDILYA MOTUPAL 10 95 A1

4073921 HARSHA VARDHAN KO 10 95 A1

4073925 NEEHARIKA VATSAVA 10 95 A1

4073937 YASHASREE PASUPUL 10 95 A1

4073970 MANOGNA SABBANI 10 95 A1

4073983 SHIVA SRIRAM 10 95 A1

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Top Achievers of Grade 12, 2013-2015

Science Stream

Eng, Phy, Chem, Bio, Entrepreneurship, Political Science

Commerce Stream

Eng, Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics,Business Studies

Y SUSAN SREEMALA

AMRUTHA DATLA

Batch 2013-2015 PSA CBSE Board 2015

STUDENT NAME

Language

Convention

Qualitative

Reasoning

Quantitaive

Reasoning

Best of

Three

Aggregate

%

1 Y SUSAN SREEMALA 98.4 94.6 94.7 96.0 94.0

2 AMRUTHA DATLA 87.5 98.1 84.2 95.0 89.2

CBSE BOARD SUBJECT TOPPERS For Batch 2013-2015

Name Subject Highest

Score

Y SUSAN SREEMALA Political Science 99

SWATI ARUN Biology 98

AMRUTHA DATLA Accountancy 95

SHIVANI DEVARAPALLI Accountancy 95

AMRUTHA DATLA Economics 95

AMRUTHA DATLA Business Studies 95

ANWESHA SEN Business Studies 95

POOJITHA KOTTI Business Studies 95

Y SUSAN SREEMALA Entrepreneurship 94

Y SUSAN SREEMALA Physics 93

AMRUTHA DATLA English 91

SWATI ARUN Chemistry 87

SRI HARSHA COPPISETTI Math 78

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Silver Oaks Turns Publisher with the Book Launch of Historia

2015, I would say, is a very memorable year for quite a lot of reasons. Apart from my

completion of Grade 10, there are other things that I felt proud of. What I am referring

to here, is the publishing of my book, Historia by my own school. The journey of its

making was itself serendipitous and its publishing was even more of that. I did not set

out to write a book as such. A couple of short stories later turned out to be a couple of

chapters which then became a book. Once my manuscript seemed ready and complete,

I typed it out to have it published via an e – publishing system. I felt a need to have

my mentor, Mrs. Seetha Murty Ma’am write a foreword to my book. With my fingers

crossed, I waited hoping for a positive response. And what I got was much more than

that. The Principal and Director replied that they were more than happy to have my book

published. “Published, for real?” was my obvious response. Then things happened at an

overwhelmingly swift pace. Before I could even realise it, 1000 copies of Historia were

out and a formal book-launch took place at Saptaparni Venue in Banjara Hills. That one

week will be a stepping stone for the rest of my life. All that I take pride in would be

absent if it were not for my school, my Principal and Director, and its staff. I cherish those

moments that I had, for they made me.

- Revanth Ukkalam

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On the occasion of

Teachers’ Day, Silver Oaks School

proudly awarded Ms. Sridevi,

Ms. Sangeeta, Ms. Anuradha

and Ms.Rajkumari as “Stars of

the Year” for their contribution

beyond the call of duty.

Sailing Champ

Rishab Nayar of Grade 10 won the Toppers Trophy in the Gold Fleet and in the Laser 4.7

category he won the Silver Medal and the Youngest Sailor Trophy at the seventh annual

Deloitte Monsoon Regatta organised by the Yacht Club of Hyderabad in Hussain Sagar

Lake.

In the 30th Laser Sailing Championship organised by the Laser Class Association of

India , the EME Sailing Association, Secunderabad Club and the the Sports Authority

of Telangana State under the aegis of Yachting Association of India, he secured Gold for

Laser 4.7 under 16 and Silver in the Laser 4.7 Open Category. The competition attracted

153 sailors across the Laser Category and various sport dignitaries to encourage and

motivate the sailors. Sania Mirza gave away Rishab an award for securing first position

on racing day 2.

Both the events were covered extensively by the National and local media.

We congratulate Rishab for his dedication, commitment and discipline to emerge as a

champion!

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Ms. K.Sridevi was awarded

the “Acharya Devobhava

Award 2015” by Brainfeed

magazine.

International English Olympiad

State Topper - Nikita Nayar

from 11 th Grade.

International Math Olympiad

State Topper - Yash Aggarwal

from 5 th Grade

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Students’ Articles

If you were given a chance to plan this summer vacation what would you plan?

Summer is the time for enjoying.It is the time for taking a break from school. It’s the

time to meet our friends and family and the time to explore.But at the same time

we shouldn’t lose touch with our studies.We should make sure that we revise our

topics and be ready for school when it starts in June. That’s why I wanted to plan

my perfect summer.

On the first day, I would look at my holiday homework and make a plan of how to

complete it before the school reopens.I will definetly visit my cousins in Bengaluru

and my grandparents in Vijayawada. After spending two weeks,I’ll come back

home and start working according to the time table which I made. I’ll spend some

time each day playing with my friends and some time doing my homework. I’ll also

spend some time learning something new, such as new sport, playing an instrument

or a new language.

Over all I want this summer vacation to be the best one I have had and the best one

that I’ll ever have.

Advaith, Grade 5 Continents

Hello everyone.I am the most important part of Soham’s body.Can you guess who

am I? Yes I am the brain of Soham.Iam the one who controls all the function of his

body.I am situated in his head.I weigh about 1350 gms.Basically, I have three parts.

Firstly, Cerebrum which helps Soham to think ,speak,and store memory. Second

part is called cerebellum which controls his body coordination and balance. Third

one is Brain stem which connects me to the spinal cord. It controls Soham’s muscular

activities.

I am not alone. Someoneelse also works along with me. It is Soham’s Nervous system

which takes information, allows me to process it and sends out signals, telling Soham

how to react.

I am an amazing part of his body.I have the capacity to think critically and analytically.

My potential can be sharpened if Soham practices physical and mental activities.

Soham can even practise Yoga and Asanas to improve my potential and alertness.

This can help him to achieve his goal in life.

Soham Mashetty, Grade V North America

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Life without machines

Have you ever imagined a life without machines?It is the most difficult life we can

ever imagine.

Our Inventors,discoverers and explorers made our life easier by discovering,inventing

and exploring many things which made our life easier. For example Charles Babbage

invented a fantastic and a tremendous machine “computer”.Today everyone in

the world is using it for many purposes.Illustrious inventor Alexander Graham

bell invented the telephone which made our communication system easier.I feel it

revolutionized the world and brought everyone closer.

So, if there are no machines our lives will become like the life of an early man

without any comforts. I just can’t imagine life without television,refrigerator,com

puter, mobile phone, washing machine etc.Life will be the toughest without these

machines.

I would like to conclude by quoting that “a life without machines is life

without simplicity”.

Likhita Y, Grade V Africa

I am special because…….

There are many people who are living in this world and everyone has different

personalities .There are no two people who have exactly the same personalities.

Everyone in this world is unique in their own way.One’s personality is something

that does not change which makes one unique and special.

As for me, I am a student in a school,therefore I do my homework every single

day and study what I have learned at school.I also pay attention in class most

of the time as well.Besides that, I organize my work as well.At home,I am a child

so I respect my parents and help them to do house works.I clean my room once

in a week as well because that is my responsibility as being a child.I also help out

friends and classmates when they need help.I give out advices and suggestions to

them when they need support and help them. Besides being a responsible person,

I am also a person who is sympathetic.I am also a special person because I am the

youngest in my family and friends like me.

Due to all these characteristics I feel I am a special person.

Sai Laasya Sepuri, Grade V Australia

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If you are forced to spend the rest of your life in the library,

museum or a zoo, Which one would you choose and why?

14th August

If I were given an option to choose and spend the rest of my life in a library, museum

or a zoo , I would always choose the library. Although, the museum is a nice place

with a lot of exhibits that show our history, but soon after I would be bored as the

exhibits never change and the same holds good for the zoo. Moreover, the zoo is a

very open place and sometimes is dangerous too. A library is a very suitable place

for me, as it is a world of imagination for me. I love reading books on history and

mystery. Speaking of history. A museum itself contains history. So if I have a book

on history in my hands, I would not have to move to see the exhibits but can just sit

and know all about it plus the book will be containing pictures. I also can read about

all the animals, even the ones which are extinct. Now, do you get that information

in the zoos? Moreover, I have much focus while reading books as they are my life.

I can know about the whole country, not only that, the whole world just sitting on

a chair with a book and a lamp. I won’t be bored at all as the books are replaced by

the librarians with a new stock all the time and I don’t have to read the same book

thousand times.

Finally, I would like to end it with a quote by Anne Quindlen: “Books are the plane

and train and the road. They are the destination and the journey.

They are home.”

Snigdha Chowdhary, Grade V Antarctica

Ram Leela

The inside out approach of our school is the “character first and competencenext”. Our teachers

not only teach us English, Physics , Chemistry, Math, Biology and Social Studies but they also

teach us real life lessons which help us in retaining these lessons for our life. They help us

differentiate between good and bad. As an age old tradition, demonstrating the victory of the

good over evil, Ram Leela is celebrated by burning the effigy of Ravan commemorating the

victory of Lord Rama.

10 years ago, we at our school realized this is a good tradition knowing that each one of us

has some bad habits in us and it is necessary to burn them. So that’s how we began to burn our

not so good habits along with the effigy of Ravana to celebrate the good in us.

In our state, Bathukamma is also celebrated traditionally as one of the festivities of Dusshera.

The significance of this culture is that the Tangida flower is used in the Bathukamma (A flower

which represents Goddess Gowri) cleanses the water just after the monsoon. In our school,

during the Ram Leela celebration our teachers and the supporting staff together perform the

Bathukamma dance which all the students enjoy a lot. Ram Leela celebrations are one of the

days when all students enjoy and look forward to burn some of their bad habits and cherish

the good ones.

Sanjana Reddy, Grade VIII Oceans

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Imagine you find an old letter tucked inside a library book. The letter

reveals that there is a hidden passageway inyour school. Write about

your search for the passage and where it leads.

One day, I was reading my library book. Suddenly, I saw an old letter tucked inside

it. I slowly started taking out the letter so that the book doesn’t tear. I opened the

letter and read. It was written: “Surrounded by Silver oak trees, under the place

where children have fun and frolic, lays a hidden passageway. The utterance of

magic motto will transport you to unknown wonders”. This really excited me.

So, the next day, I told my friends about the letter I found in the library book. Everyone

was excited and we decided to search for the passageway. Initially, we had to solve

a puzzle. We pondered on it and came to an understanding that playground is the

place where children have fun and frolic.

So, I and my friends had been to playground during the lunch break. We started

tapping the ground from where I heard a metal sound. We started removing the

mud and soil above it.There it was a “hidden trap door”. We put all our might to

open the door.The door slowly opened.

It was very dark and we could see a staircase. We were frightened and excited

equally. We had taken our lunch boxes, a torch and a water bottle and went inside.

There were spider webs all over. After 500 meters, there was a door. We tried to

open it but couldn’t. Then, I recalled the utterance of magic motto would open the

door. We sang the motto, “where the mind is without fear and the head is held

high.” It slowly opened.

Do you know what it was? A candy world!!!

There were mountains of ice cream trees full of candies and lollipops. There were

chocolate rivers. Leaves of plants were of mint candies and the ground was filled

with chocolate. We just rushed there and started having candies, ice-creams.

After sometime, I heard my mother calling “Shweta, get up!” I woke up and looked

around. I was in my room. It was a dream.

Suddenly, I noticed a letter that I found in my library book. My dream has come

true!! I was excited to go to school and explore the hidden passageway.

Shweta Pramod, Grade V Oceania

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Independence Day Celebrations

On the 69th Independence Day our school hoisted the national flag. Our school girls

and the NCC cadets displayed a wonderful March past and we all sang songs as

a tribute to Dr. Kalam, Gandhiji and other freedom fighters who fought tirelessly

for our independence. Today if we are safe and independent, it’s because of our

freedom fighters and those army men who put their life at risk to safeguard the

border and the country.

We had Grp Cpt. Mukund Mohan from the Indian Air Force as our chief guest.

Grp Cpt. Mukund Mohan was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in December

1986 in the fighter stream of the flying branch.He is currently occupying the chair

of excellence at College of Defense Management for pursuing Ph.D from Osmania

University.

Student Council were the anchors of our celebrations. The 2014-15, 10th and 12th grade

batch have set an inspiration by achieving academic laurels in the CBSE Board exams.

We have 31 students of grade 10 who secured a 10 CGPA. We congratulated them for

their incredible performance in their board exams with a token of appreciation. Our

Director Sir, awarded them with CSR Anjaneyulu awards. They were constituted in

the year 2006. Since then the school has been giving these awards to toppers. They

are given in the memory and honour of Shri Anjaneyulu, our director’s father, a man

who had great respect for education. We also awarded the alumni of our school who

proved themselves as leaders by serving community in some way or the other. This

encouraged students to take the initiative and show more leadership qualities.

Our celebrations during the Independence Day was motivating and inspiring for all

the students of our school.

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Infancy, Childhood, Youth, Middle age, Old age; these are different stages of

life. God is very pleased with you as, at this young age you are responsible

and polite in your behaviour. So God decided to grant you a boon to choose

any one phase that you will have forever. Why?

I was in my backyard ‘de-weeding’ it (the process of removing weeds is known as de-weeding)

and piling the weeds in a corner.

It was a pretty hot day and the sun was right above my head. I stopped for some time to

catch my breath. Then in the space of a few seconds a huge ‘BOOM!’ took place. The sweet

swinging of a Cuckoo was heard and a cool breeze was blowing and then I had a queer feeling

of somebody standing, but warmth radiating, when I looked up,………….

I saw GOD! But I didn’t fall to my knees, instead I was gazing at her. She had an aura of

affection and happiness around her. She spoke in a soothing voice and at once the pain of deweeding

vanished, “Child you have been a responsible one for the 11 years you walked on this

Earth. So, I decided to grant you immortality in the form of a certain stage of life. I will come

once you have made your decision.” And in an instant the blazing sun had made a re-entry

and the hot wind was blowing again.

I continued de-weeding thinking about the goddesses’ words.

I pondered… “Infancy, childhood, youth, middle age and… old age” which one to choose?

The gears in my mind slowly began to move while my hands were de-weeding.

Should I be an infant forever? Of course I would be pampered beyond reason and all I’ve to

do is cry, sleep and eat. I don’t need to burn the midnight oil for exams nor do I have to stress

myself. But who will look after me for their whole lives? And it would be quite disappointing

to know I would never grow up.

Child for life. Stay 7? I get to play with buddies and not much study. But wouldn’t I just be

well… a child? Considered childish and to immature for making important decisions? And

same class for whole life? No way!

Youth? We get to see adult movies and go to college with friends and have sleepovers. But

isn’t there a saying, “No freedom is absolute”? That also means loads of exams to put up with

and I don’t think it’s great to stay immortal for life burning the midnight oil for exams. Nope,

not youth.

Probably not middle age. There of course the prospect of ‘independent living’ and being in

charge of yourself and your income. But a family and stress of job? Definitely, this family and

job does pose much of a problem- but won’t they grow up to leave me? And assignment for

life?Maybe… not.

Old age? Well we can live in a quaint cottage tucked in the mountains and receive a monthly

pension. But doesn’t that mean numerous health problems and the always underestimation.

Probably not........

The goddess appeared. She asked me my decision. I stayed quiet for some time. She questioned

me again. My reply was ready, “Goddess I don’t want this boon, I think a person shouldn’t be

immortal especially just in a stage of life, and I believe we should live to the fullest zenith of

life and experience all the up’s and down’s on our path and enjoy the fruits of life.

The goddess smiled sweetly and left.

“TRRRRRRINGGGGG” rang the alarm on my bedside cabinet the tenth time.

I woke up and remembered with a jolt I had to de-weed my backyard. Then I

recalled the dream I had. It was wonderful.

Rajeshwari Ananya Gudepu, Grade VII Equators

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You are in a room full of people and you are the blind person

there. Describe the room and people in your mind.

The light was bright red. The zebra crossing on the road was free. I tried to cross it;

then suddenly a truck was speeding towards me with bright lights switched on. It

honked at me; when I turned at it; I saw its headlights and my vision went blank.

Pitch black…….

10 years later…..…

The room should have been full by the time I came. 15 minutes have elapsed. Some

voice started speaking. The voice was heavy. It must have been the new boss,

because I didn’t recognize the voice. ‘…is Dr.Zarkov ’, he continued. I smelled the

fragrance of roses, tulips and many other flowers. Somebody must have given him

a bouquet. I heard the sound of glass clinking. The waiter must have poured water

in the glass. He better have, because I am feeling thirsty. I checked for the glass with

my hands. I could tell it was half full due to the weight. Then I felt someone tugging

my legs. Not from the side, but from forward.

The softness was like a girl’s. I was sure I sat at the end which meant that there was

only 1 man (I talked to him) sitting beside me so the girl tugged me by mistake. The

boss finally ended talking about himself and started about the company’s shares.

Someone started coughing nearby. He or she gulped the water so fast that he or she

burped. That person said sorry and I knew he was ashamed (by his voice). I was

relieved that the girl in front of me stopped tugging me.

I think my boss cracked a joke because everyone else laughed. When the others

stopped the boss continued laughing or should I say crying because it sounded like

that.

Back at home in the dining hall…………

I started having dinner; a sweet voice called out to me. It was my mother. She asked

how my day went. And I answered not bad. The aroma of KFC grabbed all my

attention. I heard the slurping of some liquid. Mostly thumps up. Then came the

smell (actually stinking smell) of the thing I hate most, alcohol. The guests in the hall

were rapidly gulping glasses of alcohol.

Back in my mind…

I wish I got my eyes back; everything is so blank without eyes. My life has become

colourless. But, I do know that now my other senses are stronger than other people’s

senses.

Aneesh Kandrakota , Grade VII Equators

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What if the use of robots (a part of advanced technology) in

our daily life, becomes a practical reality?

The technology nowadays is advanced and much better than what it used to be.

Our lives are becoming easier than ever with it. Robots are one of the best pieces of

technology man has ever made.

Robots are automatons, which work according to what we exactly say. When we

say the commands, the robots recognize the words and translate the meaning,

understand it, and do their work. Robots do everything, from cleaning and doing

housework, to manufacturing things in factories.

We certainly can’t go to the department store and get a robot! You have to go to the

factory where they are made, and choose the right one. Robots come in all sizes and

shapes, doing various tasks at all times. Robots aren’t that popular, as they are very

expensive, and that’s why we rarely see one in someone’s house. By the way, there

are pros and cons about getting a robot.

Robots reduce a lot of our work, so we don’t have to work hard and get soaked in

sweat to complete the job. If we say the right command, they will do their work

perfectly, without any mistakes. When we want to take a break and enjoy our free

time, we just tell the robot our work, and it’ll do it for us. We can trust our robot

with all our things, but not man. Mankind has his/her own thinking ability and does

whatever he/she wants to do. But robots are programmed to do only the things we

tell it to do.

There are many disadvantages for getting a robot. When we keep using them to

do our work, we might lose our jobs, as they work for us at all times. As robots do

everything that we say, we won’t work hard. Working hard is a type of exercise,

which maintains our health and fitness. With robots, we won’t even care about it.

The most dangerous thing about robots is when they are re-programmed to do the

wrong things. Suppose the robot works for the police to shoot the specific targets

down. If it is re-programmed wrong, the robots will think that everybody is the

target, and will start shooting at all of us. If it is used in the wrong way, the terrorism

will increase in the world. Many lives will be at risk and every moment, we will live

in fear.

Robots are actually really helpful when handled carefully and correctly. We will

get right things done at the correct time. Most of the things in the world now are

possible with machines (unless they are damaged). So robots in our daily life will be

a very good thing, if handled correctly and taken care of properly, or else, they can

lead to disasters.

Hannah Joy. P, Grade VIII Glaciers

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WHAT I LEARNT FROM THE LIFE OF A.P.J ABDUL KALAM

“Dreams are not that you get when you sleep but they are that don’t make you

sleep” is a famous quote of the 11th president of India, the missile man of India

and the only man who loved children as much as nobody did. He was A.P.J Abdul

Kalam. I am proud to say that I am going to share few inspirational moments from

the life of this great man.

Once Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam rejected the idea to put broken glass on the wall of

building that needed protection. That was because he didn’t want to hurt the birds

that come and rest on the wall. This showed his love towards the animals. He had

got a habit of signing his own ‘thank you cards’. Any letters, greetings that come

to him, he used to reply with his own handwriting and signature. This showed his

thankfulness and how humble and generous he was.

Once he was asked to invite two presidential guests to Kerala’s Raj Bhavan and he

invited a roadside cobbler and an owner of a very small hotel. This showed his love

and affection towards every man he met in his life. Once during an event Dr. Kalam

refused to sit on a chair that was designed for him, just because it was larger than the

rest of the chairs. This shows his simplicity.

The company which manufactured wet grinders gifted Kalam a grinder. Now,

though he wanted one for his house, he refused it. So he wrote out a cheque for Rs

4,850. They were very honoured by this that they framed and hung it on the wall

proudly without depositing it. After two months they received a call from Kalam’s

office demanding to deposit the cheque. This is also one example for his simplicity

and how down to the earth he was. I would like to imbibe all these

qualities from Dr. Abdul Kalam.

Pranathi Komarapu, Grade VII Latitudes

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MOBOCRACY

India is the world’s largest democracy, the seventh largest country, and also has

the second largest population (which contributes to the fact that we are the largest

democracy) and probably the most corrupt politicians. According to the ninth

grade textbook prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education, the Indian

Constitution, a democracy has a few prominent features:

• Is based upon an electoral system in which every contestant has a fair chance of

winning or losing

• Each adult citizen has one vote to cast which holds exactly one value

• The government rules within limits set by constitutional laws and rights

• The final decision-making powers rest with those elected by the people

• Is for the people, by the people , and of the people

Take a moment and think about what actually happens in the country.

Done? Now, take another moment to think about this -

“‘Majoritism’ is the same as mobocracy.”

For those of us who aren’t aware of what a mobocracy is, go to dictionary.com and

find out, or use a plain old hardcover. Either way, you’ll find out that a mobocracy is

sort of like a government with a mob of people in power.

Typically, most of us would deny this by looking in a dictionary and then displaying

the meaning and then a never ending argument would ensue, but in a political

scenario, you’d need to relate one extremely weird word to another.

Majoritism, in this case, (rather easy to guess) refers to the ruling party in general. In

today’s society, for example, the Hindu population would be the majority.

Now pop the entire thing into a blender and modify it to fit into the workings of the

current, extremely corrupted system. Two equations are obtained.

Ruling party = majority

Decision making scapegoats = mobocrats

The last step in analysing the reason behind why politicians today are corrupt beyond

imagination and usually make decisions that benefit them before the state - remember

the word greed.

The world today runs on brain power, and unfortunately it seems to be those very

minds that are crippling our systems, forever chasing selfish desires.

I guess the saying ‘Every man for his own’ holds true.

Manasi N, Grade X - E

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New words : Dynasty, Structure

Hurray! You have a special visa with that you can visit any one of the Seven Wonders

of the World. Which place would you like to visit and why? Write the interesting

things about it.

Hurray! I am very excited as I am given a special visa to visit one of the Seven Wonders

of the World. I would like to visit ‘The great wall of China’.

The Great Wall of China is around 2000 years old and is the longest man made

structure in the world. The Great Wall is 22,000 kilometers in length, 25 feet high and

15- 30 feet wide.

The Great Wall of China was built by the emperors of Qin and Ming Dynasties for

protection against attacks. This wall was built by around one million people. It was

made out of stone, wood and earth. The mortar used to bind the materials was rice

flour. The wall is inspired by the Chinese dragon.

Ashmit G, Grade III - Banyan

Write instructions to find the word “citizen” from the dictionary.

Tip: use temporal words

• The word ‘citizen’ is a seven letter word. So, start searching first letter.

• As the first letter is ‘c’, now go to list of words that comes under alphabet ‘c’

in the dictionary.

• Then search for the second letter ‘I’ in the second place in alphabetical

order.

• The same search is repeated for 3rd letter ‘t’ ,fourth letter ‘I’ ,fifth letter ‘z’,

sixth letter ‘e’ and at last the seventh letter ‘n’.

• So, at the end of the search finally, I find the word ‘citizen’ in the dictionary.

New words: citizen, alphabetical.

C. SPURTHI, Grade III - Olives

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My School to Me

When asked what a school does, and what difference it makes to me, I always have

an answer because my school is special to me. It doesn’t just give me knowledge, but

educates me on the right way to use it. Every person who looks back at his/her school

feels warmth and joy. I think it’s because this is the time of life where we’re free birds and

are encouraged to explore and embrace life. There are many other things my school gave

me in the form of opportunities to inspire early decision making.

For example, a love for sports was instilled in me. I can only thank my school for having

this amazing physical education program. Although studies are important, there wasn’t

any lack of physical activities to keep up and running.

Something I’m eternally thankful to our school is for the opportunity to forge wonderful

friendships. There is nothing more exciting than to embark on new beginnings and

sharing your triumphs and downfalls.

The most important thing my school has done to me is making me a responsible citizen.

Young people today think that planting a tree is a waste of time, but they don’t realize

the significance. Leading by example and donating money towards the RDF was what

our teachers taught us.

A school works towards the betterment of an individual, and I think that my school

helped me greatly in becoming a better person.

Sahith, Grade VII Polars

Life without Sports

Sports are an integral portion of our day-to-day lives; they keep us fit and healthy. Without

sports we would we would not have star players such as: - Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal,

Mahindra Dhoni etc to be our role models. Sports not only increase our focus but also

provide a wide range of varieties for us to choose our career from. Example most of the

people would be into software engineering, government etc.

With sports we would not be able to keep our focus distilled on one single object as the

brain would not receive adequate amounts of oxygen to function appropriately so we

would not also be able to concentrate on our academics. Without sports all of us would

turn into couch potatoes.

Sports even increase the chances of a region to be famed or can even increase its economy,

example:- Sania Nehwal was the world number.1 and she resides from India, which made

India proud of her and also the world pleased with India, in-turn this resulted in our

country gaining a plenty lot of respect.

My imagination turns vivid when I imagine Sachin Tendulkar working in a software

engineering office or Saina Nehwal nursing her patients; my imagination does not have

a boundary here.

Finally, I would like to conclude that life without sports will be impossible as just the way

sports evolved long ago, it would evolve the same way one or the other day……..very

soon…………

Shreya Pattnaik, Grade VIII Oceans

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Data Mining

Computers contain a lot of data, but people need help to turn this data into intelligence.

As Frawley nicely puts it, “Computers have promised us a fountain of wisdom but

delivered a flood of data!” Data mining can help us to move from data keepers to

intelligence gatherers. Being an IIT option data mining is a diagnostic procedure

intended to explore data (usually large amounts) in search of consistent patterns or

systematic relationships between variables and then to authenticate the findings by

applying the detected patterns to new subsets of data. The ultimate objective of Data

Mining is prediction.

This Data Mining process has 3 stages. They are-

1. Exploration-This stage starts with data cleaning and transformations.

2. Modelling building and validation-This stage involves considering

various models and choosing the best one based on their predictive

performance.

3. Deployment-This final stage involves using the model selected as the

best in previous stage and applying it to new data, in order to generate

predictions or estimations of the expected outcome.

Data Mining is used to-

• Identify shopping patterns in Super Markets.

• Making appropriate offers for each visitor (For various websites)

• Identify suspicious behaviour…

In short, Data Mining can be applied anywhere in your business or organization

where you are interested in identifying and exploiting predictable outcomes.

Tanvi, Grade VII Equators

Digging for Diamonds

I’am digging for diamonds

I’am digging for gold.

I’am digging for silver

That’s shiny and cold.

I’am digging all day and

I’am digging all night.

I’am digging for rubies

All sparkling and bright.

I plan to get famous

I plan to get rich.

To learn day and night

And shine up like a sun.

Maneesh Kolli,

Grade VIII Deserts

Television with Poor Vision

You leave us with little vision

Yes you are the TELEVISION

Day and night my eyes I strain

parents feel you are a pain

All the time I squint and cry

Gazing hard with a bleary eye

mother’s yell and father’s scream

Everything passes as in a dream.

Paani,

Grade VIII Glaciers

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A LIFE OF TWO PHASES : FRIENDSHIP

In life,

Friends come and go,

They share your highs and your lows,

They bring a smile,

Even though it may take a while.

You know there is someone,

Who is worth living for………

My friendship has two pieces,

The life on fabric and the one

Hanging on a thread.

As smooth as silk,

A long fiber stretches far and wide,

Enough space for two or many

To travel upon.

With no bumps and lumps,

I soar far ahead…

My life worth living, with loving care.

But when I snip away,

From the machine that twines me into the

real world,

I dangle upon a single thread,

Not as far and wide, but narrow and short,

Only I can travel upon it.

Having small tendrils sticking out,

I stop...

My life isn’t worth it, I feel betrayed.

When tied back,

There sits a knot that stays there for eternity

so on…

All I can do is mend that lump,

Destroy that guilt or fall apart.

What I can do, I do not know,

But what I will do, I certainly will,

To relieve my anxiety and join the others…

To make my friendship work again……

Shivesh Shourya,

Grade X

I came into this world,

As a tiny pearl,

Orphaned by birth;

Siblings left my side,

Leaving me all alone.

I munch upon those bitter thoughts,

Tasteless and bland,

But, I continue to grow,

How much, I do not know.

I spin myself a shell,

Storing my energy to face reality,

But, in the end,

I hide away, like a coward;

I feel scared,

I cannot trust anyone,

So, I lay alone again.

BUTTERFLY

Inside I shed rivers of anger and sorrow,

About how god made me,

Gullible and naïve.

A new dawn breaks again,

But today, is different.

I have to gather courage,

My cocoon can only take me so far.

I break open,

Bask in the new light and,

Feel the warmth fill me up,

With happiness and joy.

I spread my colors

And take to the sky,

Promising to myself,

To leave my past behind….

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What can I learn from the life of Abdul Kalam?

“Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended”, this was one of the many

revolutionary quotes said by the missile man of India--Abdul Kalam. Born to a poor

TamilianMuslim family in Rameshwaram on the 15th of October and elected as the

11th president of India and being called the missile man of India is just a simple

history of his. Abdul Kalam was a goal oriented and congenial leader often acclaimed

as the people’s president. He always believed in educating youth augmenting the

development of the nation. He reflected his aspirations for India through his civilian

life of education and writing. As an aeronautical engineer and a passionate scientist, he

has helped the nation long strides towards better space research and nuclear power.

The 27th of July was a grief stricken day in the history of our nation with the sad

demise of Abdul Kalam at IIT Shillong while delivering a speech to students. Abdul

Kalam is no longer among us but he has become an inspirational icon for us. His

words of freedom and his personality has behind innumerable morals and values to

learn from.

I have always considered him as a role model to admire and follow. His ideologies are

always applicable to my life and make a difference to what I am. Firstly, simplicity and

determination is what I can learn from his life story. From a boy selling newspapers to

supplement his family income to battling obstacles and becoming India’s president just

exemplifies the saying “nothing is impossible”. I must have a big goal to accomplish

and must be determined to realize my dreams. Everything is possible only if we have

the will to do it, showed his will power to take his motherland towards a progressive

direction.

Abdul Kalam also emphasizes on “simple living, high thinking”. He believed that

education could do wonders and you can only begin your journey by thinking

big. Abdul Kalam once said “let me define a leader”, he must have a mission and

passion and not be afraid of problems. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most

importantly, he should know how to work with integrity.

Abdul Malam is a great example of a true leader whose life has been an open book

guiding millions of young minds all its ways. I can learn from him what being a true

leader is. He had always been committed to his work and took pride in doing it; this

signifies the importance of being completely involved in doing what you are passionate

about. An important lesson from his inspirational quote “each setback teaches us a

new facet of life and something about our personalities” is to learn from our mistakes

and boost up my confidence to overcome hardships. We must be optimistic and learn

from our failures.

Inspirational icons like Abdul Kalam, play a major role in our life--they shape our

personality. Leaders like him are true role models to admire and learn from. Though

Abdul Kalam is no more, his legacy will continue inspire millions of kids like me.

SHRUTI KRALETI, VIII Mountains

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ONE--- YOU

One SONG can spark a moment

One FLOWER can wake the dream

One TREE can start a forest

One BIRD can herald spring

One SMILE can begin a friendship

One HANDCLASP lifts a soul

One STAR can guide a ship at sea

One WORD can frame the goal

One VOTE can change a nation

One SUNBEAM lights a room

One CANDLE wipes out darkness

One LAUGH will conquer gloom

One STEP must start a journey

One WORD must start a prayer

One HOPE will raise our spirits

One TOUCH can show you care

One VOICE can speak with wisdom

One HEART can show what’s true

One LIFE can make a difference

And that difference can be YOU.

Saketh Chillara,

Grade VIII Glaciers

CHILDREN

SMILE, SMILE, SMILE…

On the face of the Children

SPARK, SPARK, SPARK….

are the eyes of Children

LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY….

are the Children

RED, RED, RED…

are the Cheeks of Children.

PLAY, PLAY, PLAY…

Always said by Children

SWEET, SWEET, SWEET…

are the words of Children.

SMALL, SMALL, SMALL…

is the walk of Children

NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY…

is the Attitude of Children.

FUTURE, FUTURE, FUTURE…

is waiting for Children

BRIGHT, BRIGHT, BRIGHT….

future is Children’s Best Friend

Greeshma Vangaru,

Grade VIII Oceans

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I am fit to be a good leader

Achieving success in every inch

Monitoring and mentoring myself and classmates

All precautions taken to judge correctly with confidence

Going to a wonderful depth in my responsibility

On my endeavour to attain attributes in my life

Or making myself bold to take risks

Doing what my soul says

Leadership qualities ingrained in me and my community

Emphasizing my goals on my route to good relations

Artistic spark in myself to be unique

Driving myself to tackle challenges in life

Enthusiastic and organised in my work

Riding on my own circumstances and surroundings to an endless glory

Pranav .P, Grade IX Pulitzers

I am a Good Leader - Acrostic

PEARL TREES

One starry night,

I wandered through a grove,

Of weeping pearl trees,

Each one present, shared their own

stories.

I stretched to reach a pearl,

But it just went further away.

It felt like those pearls never wanted to

be touched,

Only heard.

They wanted to stay in the dark,

Like they never wanted to see the light,

And never wanted to light up the soul

of a lost traveller,

Guide it through this lonely, dark night.

I sat under one tree,

Tears trickled down my cheeks,

What a shame it was,

That I myself,

Had chosen this destiny.

A rustle in the upper branches,

Brought a pearl to my feet.

I stayed there, stared at it,

Then got up to nestle it;

Tried to remove the dirt that covered it.

When uncovered,

It continued to weep, lying in my palm.

I wondered,

Had it never felt love,

Or was it just forgotten?

I took a closer look at that

Feeble soul.

Its shedding tears told me all,

But one detail,

From its story puzzled my sight.

Silver lining that showed me a smile.

I placed it back

Where it belonged and

Looking back at that one tree,

I walk forwards, leaving the past.

Now I am free……….

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Teachers’ Articles

Learning history through mapping…………

Is studying history interesting….exciting….. boring …..

depends with what lens we look at it or understand it!!!

Let’s split the word ‘HISTORY’ --- HIS+STORY,

here HIS refers to humans. So history is nothing but

the story or study of the past events or happenings

in human affairs. It is important to study history

to provide individuals with a sense of the past to

connect to the present. This gives scope for people

to understand how cultural, social and societal

values have evolved over a period of time.

Why history…..

difficult? Well, it all

The present day life is full of contradictions ---- on one side we see how satellites

are being sent into the space in search of life on other planets and how human mind

is engineering the capability of people to communicate with each other from every

corner of the earth.

While on the other hand, despite the progress in communication, human relationships

and identities are taking a back seat unlike in the past where people were valued for

what they were or what they did. In the pursuit of finding faith and hope in our

understanding of the changing world, people are actually losing themselves and

isolating themselves in the midst of progress.

Therefore the study of history becomes vital to understand human and societal

evolution, human responsibility, human relationships, and global commonalities.

The history in textbooks can be learnt in an interesting manner through

mapping.

When I say mapping….. it means organizing the given information systematically

for clarity and easy remembrance. This can be done through time lines, tabulation

charts, chronology charts, genealogy charts, etc. Let’s see how each of these would

be helpful for you in quick understanding. Timelines are

very simple devices which reduce time sense into space sense

for easy comprehension. It helps in knowing ‘how much

before’ and ‘how much after’ an event. The concept of space

also involves the concept of sequence and distance. Time is

represented by a horizontal or vertical line and happenings

are fixed on it according to their dates of occurrence in a

chronological sequence.

Tabulation chart is presented in a tabular form. It enables us to gain a comprehensive

view of the facts at a glance. The data is analyzed under several heads and subheads.

For example, themes such as great battles of Indian history may be analysed

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under the heads – the name of the battle, year in which fought, the parties involved,

the result and significance.

Chronology charts provide a chronological framework within which events and

developments may be recorded. These charts develop time sense and help you to

comprehend and visualize the pageant of time and its relationships. For example you

can make political developments, Indian history, cultural achievements, religious

developments, etc. in a chronological chart.

Genealogy charts also called as tree charts is

developed from a base composed of several

‘roots’ which lead to a single trunk. The

branches, in turn, represent the developments

and relationships. For example, the genealogy or

tree charts can be used to represent the growth

and development of an empire, a dynasty and

historical facts of this nature. These prove

helpful in summarizing historical topics. I hope

the above tips would help you gain knowledge and make your learning experience

in the history lessons more interesting and enduring.

Uma Devi, ISAP Coordinator

A Bouquet

The first day of voyage,

was an emotional rampage.

Parents walked in with inquiries.

Our assurance took out all their worries.

Balancing, catching, running, jumping

all became fun way of learning.

The story and rhymes world,

all opening a new horizon around

Crew ready for the assimilation,

to strengthen the tots for their destination.

Cherub announced the arrivals,

of the much awaited travellers.

Uttering new words and bubble talks,

were all achievements we could count.

Parents appreciating with fervour,

made us feel much happier

The toddlers came in crying and howling.

Few looking startled and others bouncing

As days passed, trust replaced dependence.

Relationship was built on adherence

At the end of the first semester,

when we turn back and ponder.

There’s something we’ll carry for miles

A beautiful bouquet of smiles!!!

Kavitha Sreeraj, Home Room Teacher PP1 Pansies

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Teaching and Learning in Math

Our best classroom experience of learning started away with an open –mind, by

welcoming the students to be more interactive. This has set a stage for the playoff

different ideas and ways ‘how’ I could start learning and teaching the unknown

topic.

When teaching a child to solve mathematical problems, start with a very easy one

that he can tackle on his own. This will give him a sense of fulfilment and enhance

his self-confidence in working with numbers. Many children refuse to do math

because they are preconditioned to think that the subject is for brilliant pupils only.

However, when they are able to answer a math question correctly, their perception

about math changes and they will consider every problem solved, a victory. They

will soon learn to love the subject and enjoy working with numbers.

A teaching method comprises the principles and methods used for instruction to be

implemented by teachers to achieve the desired learning in students. These strategies

are determined partly on subject matter to be taught and partly by the nature of the

learner.

The strategy that we used in the class in the month of July is:

1. Name of the strategy: Encouraging – Discipline

i. Divide the class into 4 groups.

ii.

Select a leader in the group , the leader is the one (who keeps work incomplete/

who is over enthusiastic / who distracts the class)

iii. Each group will be allotted points according :

If all the children in the group have completed homework -10 points

If the group is too noisy- reduce points they scored. Child who completed mind

spark 100% in the group will get 5 points. Asking questions based on the topic

during the hour/formulae regarding the sums, that group scores points

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iv. Each group makes a chart as:

Name of the child

in the group

Completion of

homework

Mindspark

Quiz or questions

based on the topic

Discipline

v. Teacher allots the point’s everyday in their respective chart in the last 5min

of her hour, and these points will be summed to the end of the month or the

topic.

2. Strategy used in the month of November: C N Q test-(CORRECT, NEAT AND

QUICK)

1.) In the beginning of the hour, conduct a small test of recap of previous topic or

formulae that has to be known by them, thoroughly for 10min.

2.) Peer or self evaluation will be done and marks are allotted.

3.) Give the coloured stars based on their performance.

i. Reaching high to sky

ii.

iii.

iv.

Always trying to learn

Learning slowly

needs to work hard

3. This strategy helps the child to be through with the formulae, encourage them

to earn

Brainstorming is a method used with a group to generate a large number of ideas

quickly. It actively engages students in the learning process and encourages full

participation as one person’s ideas spark off ideas for another. Brainstorming is a

valuable activity because it is unlikely that if students worked alone that they would

come up with the same volume of ideas. The teacher needs to preselect the topic or

issue and facilitate.

This has supported my mind to be/have an open heart to teach and learn at the

same time. According to Aristotle” It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to

entertain a thought without accepting it”.

Manisha, Navya, Chandra Jyothi,

Home Room Teachers - Grade VII & VIII

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Students Turn Model Parliamentarians

At a time when politics is suffering from a serious crisis of perception, students of

grade 7 and 8 got the opportunity to participate in MERK MODEL PARLIAMENT

competition conducted by Meridian School, Kukatpally in the month of August.

The competition provided a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the finest institution

of Indian democracy, the Parliament. It would not be an overstatement to say

that Parliament has played a formidable role in making India the most successful

democracy, in addition to being the largest, in the world.

Through the competition, students gained an exposure to time-tested and glorious

traditions of the Parliamentary democracy. It also helped to inculcate a sense

of leadership quality in them. Members of the participating team, comprising 15

students, donned roles of Marshall, Speaker, Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition,

Ministers of different portfolios, Members of Parliament of both ruling and

opposition parties, documentaries and a Press Reporter. Students researched each

role thoroughly and presented a model session of the parliament, upholding the

finest traditions of debate and discussion, which is the hallmark of any democratic

institution.

The procedures involved in the introduction, presentation and passage of a bill

was also presented. Two students Akshaya.B and Sanjeev Raj bagged prizes for the

roles of best portfolio and best Press reporter respectively. The entire team received

accolades for their exemplary portrayal of a model parliament.

Such programs would help to shatter the spectre of negativity that is surrounding

such institutions in current scenario and help to sow the seeds in the minds of young

students to think of politics as a career option. An informed and empowered student

community with right kind of exposure would augur well for India, which is aspiring

to seal its place as a superpower in the comity of world nations.

Ms. Harini,

Home Room Teachers - Grade VII Equators

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Teaching And Learning

Teaching and learning in our classrooms merely doesn’t depict the old traditional

methods which was a classic example of how the onus rests on the teacher in terms

of delivering the course work effectively. Teachers in those days were not less trained

comparatively but whether or not their skills have reached the targeted audience in

the correct proportion is still something questionable.

Keeping the learning objectives to be achieved by the students, I think the research

and investigation done in making the educational methodologies more effective can

decree its own reflective mirror upon the student’s calibre. One such strategy which

I used to teach a particular content is called ‘Jigsaw’ where it helps the students to

focus through sharing their expertise with others by….

• Forming cooperative groups for the assigned material

• Form expert groups by grouping students with the same assigned material

• Students reform with the co-operative groups and take turns in presenting

material to one another

Learning individually and in groups showcases the mastery of the material by the

students.

Meera Lalu,

Home Room Teachers - Grade VIII Mountains

Teaching and Learning

I strongly believe that tomorrow’s world is for the people who can think critically

and profoundly. Hence I thought my students should be empowered with excellent

thinking skill. In this regard I have enhanced my students thinking ability by

integrating few thinking based strategies into my teaching plan which made them

to think deeply on a given topic and also made them think out of the box. These

strategies even facilitated them to explore more than what is given in the text book.

I have implemented many strategies out of which ‘’Connect –Extend – Challenge

& 3 -2-1 Bridge “are the favourites of my students and mine. All this was possible

because of my “Making Thinking Visible” course which I have done from Harvard

University.

Y. Neelima,

Home Room Teacher, Grade-VII POLARS

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Learning centres for better learning

Play is an active form of learning that involves the whole self. Three to six-yearolds

are natural, enthusiastic learners. They learn, grow, and internalize through

interactive experiences with each other, adults, and other manipulative that ignite

all of their senses. Planning diverse learning centres, with open-ended activities and

hands-on materials, benefits the students in better understanding of the concepts. It

gives them the freedom of choice to exhibit their learning in their own learning style.

Learning centres are areas within the classroom where students learn about specific

subjects by playing and engaging in activities. Children need certain strategies and

skills, such as making decisions, carrying out plans, cooperating and sharing with

others, and problem-solving, in order to play and learn independently.

The Pre Primary teachers share their personal experiences in their classroom...

• In the free play block centre I observe that the acorns see things through another

person’s point of view by working together to create, construct, and build, says

Ms. G Lalitha. My acorns feel relaxed as they can just be themselves.

• Ms. Kavitha, the home room teacher of Pansies pronounces that her acorns

have become self-disciplined in exploring in their own way of understanding

things. In the Math centre, they are busy sorting, sequencing and counting on

their own.

• Ms. Sirisha, the home room teacher of Bell Flowers shares that the inquiry centre

has made the lil acorns become more open and natural. Their communication

skills have tremendously improved. It has helped them to be them-selves and

to understand others too.

• “Oh My God! Can’t believe that these are the same kids who cried for their

parents in the first week of school! The same kids now have big tales to share

in the class,”acclaims Ms. Shradha the home room teacher of Asters. Thanks to

the language centre.

• “Take risks without fear of failure,” Ms. Sailalitha the home room teacher of

Tulips says in my art centre, “I take care in developing their fine motor skill in a

fun filled way and helps the acorns to evaluate their work as they go along.”

• “In the writing centre, students are writing picture stories proudly”, declares

Ms Swathi home room teacher of Flamingos. The listening centre helps them

to be responsible and definitely helps them to face positive challenges and gain

self-esteem.

• “These little scientists, explorers, gems investigate, explore, and discover things

that are new to them and make connections with things that they already know

in the reading centre”, claims Ms. A Sunitha home room teacher of Doves.

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• “I feel satisfied by completing purposeful activities by enhancing their inner

talents and thus motivating the slow learners to express themselves through

art and craft, drawing, colouring or clay moulding smilingly”, says Ms. R

Sunitha.

• Ms. Sneha, home room teacher of Peacocks is so happy to share that the story

centre in her class helps her acorns in role play in order to understand and

make sense of the real world and their personal experiences in it.

• “Use up excess energy, ahh! I am blessed with the proactive kids in my class.

At times its really difficult to manage them but the learning centres channelize

their energy into proper direction”, says Ms. Radhika the home room teacher

of Robins.

Ms. Treeza Rodrigues,

Head Pre Primary Wing

HUMAN CALCULATORS

Number crunching is a weekly ritual @ Silver Oaks School, conducted in the form of

a competition. Its objective is to aim at improving the speed and accuracy of doing

mathematics. This competitionis conducted weekly once in every class and in every

grade from grade 1 to grade 10.

Students enjoy Human calculator and they feel that this programme has helped

them in improving mathematical skills and time management. They feel that solving

the general questions has improved their IQ levels and also improved their logical

thinking which in turn helped them do well in ASSET and PSA exams. They also

learnt new tricks of doing sums in a faster way.

The bigger idea being that the students understand that mathematics expresses

itself everywhere, in almost every facet of life in nature all around us, also in the

technologies we use. Mathematics is the language of Science and Engineering

describing our understanding of all that we observe.

Many, if not all puzzles and games require mathematical logic and deduction.

Human Calculator aims at improving fluency means how fast a student can retrieve

math facts to working memory from storage memory. Math fluency is determined

by one’s ability to quickly and accurately recall simple math facts or solutions. There

are many ways to improve math fluency, the practice we follow is Human Calculator

a constant timed tests administered by teachers in classrooms. It aims at improving

the concentration levels and speed up the mental calculations.

Technology is everywhere around us, and we need mathematics to master it and

we as a school are trying to achieve this through Human Calculator.

I as a math teacher believe ‘Math makes the world go round’.

Anuradha Dontul, Grade X Math Teacher

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A Perfect Day in Class -

Setting the tone in the class with efficient classroom management.

Teaching is the ability to inspire students, foster a sense of cooperation and impart

knowledge effectively, wherein the base line is discipline. In order to achieve this we

must have an effective plan every day.

Every student walks into the classroom with a lot of expectations for the day. The

expectations are highly influenced by their parents and their environment. The

differing environment of students poses a great challenge to the teacher to bring the

students to the same platform as they have varied expectations.

As a teacher I follow the process based on the teaching methodology suggested by

the School, the threshold and the baseline for the school is to impart knowledge to

students uniformly without compromising the environment, this adds to the dynamic

play on classroom management as every student may have varied learning styles.

The convergence of both the students’ and my expectations as a teacher decides

how the day proceeds in the class. How I manage the students’ expectation without

disrupting my plan for the day sets the tone in the class.

Within a few minutes after the students enter the class I let them know the expectations

very clearly and elaborately. The student must always feel that there is a clear plan

for the day. This sets a very positive tone for the day. As a teacher I must show that I

am in charge of the classroom. If I am too friendly, the students instead of seeing me

as their leader shall start seeing me as their peer. At the same time I make sure the

students feel comfortable with me as a teacher. Striking a balance between these two

aspects is crucial in classroom management.

The classroom as a learning environment must be surrounded by optimism. I make

sure such an environment prevails. Further, I also concentrate on my appearance,

posture, eye contact, attitude and a steady tone of communication which enhances the

classroom environment. I make sure the student’s work is displayed in the classroom

to bring a sense of ownership of the classroom. I ensure that discipline is not about

punishment but about accountability. Last but not the least I always walk into the

classroom with a smile and it stays with me throughout the day.

P. Sree Priya,

Home Room Teacher, Grade IV

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Writing in Math???!!!

Write to learn Mathematics

Mathematics is all about solving problems, writing steps and arriving at the conclusion.

What is there to write in mathematics? This is the general belief of students and teachers

across the globe. As discussed in the earlier articles, did you ever realize what goes on

in your mind while solving a problem? That is called metacognition.

Students writing about their thought process is very helpful to both students and

teachers as well. Students will be able to reflect on their understanding and learning

through writing. A teacher can assess student’s understanding, misconceptions and

the gaps while reading through students’ writings. When students show their thought

process, it is easier for teachers to follow and see mistakes or misinterpretation of

mathematical ideas. Writing about mathematics gives students the opportunity to

participate actively in the learning process. Students should become comfortable with

demonstrating their understanding

through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Why are we writing in math class?

David Pugalee (2005) who researches about the relationship between language

and Mathematics learning, asserts that writing supports mathematical reasoning

and problem solving and helps students internalize the characteristics of

effective communication. He suggests that teachers read student writing for

evidence of logical conclusions, justification of answers and processes, and the

use of facts to explain their thinking.

Writing about thinking is challenging. For this reason, its best to get them used to

writing in a math class. Begin with affective, open-ended questions about students’

feelings. Question like

• Reflect on your participation in class today and complete the following

statements:

I learned that I...

I was surprised that I...

I noticed that I...

I discovered that I...

I was pleased that I...

• Describe how you feel about solving _________ problem

Students can write the facts they need to answer a question beforehand and afterwards,

and then check their computations against their written facts. This also helps them see

different ways to arrive at an answer.

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To solve a problem on applications of trigonometry, the student can describe the figure

he drew in a paragraph. Then he can write about his analysis on how to go about the

process of solving. This may seem to be silly, but this kind of writing actually helps

the students to organize their thinking and analysis.

Student journals are a good way for teachers to make sure everyone in the class is

‘on the same page’. Student comments and written work may tell you that you may

have to reteach the concept. Open communication between the teacher and student

provides a positive learning atmosphere. If students feel comfortable asking questions,

whether in class or through a journal, concepts will make more sense.

Ratna Srinivas,

Coordinator Research Centre

SARITA MANNE,

CONNECTING YOUNG MINDS

In the beginning of the year, I chose the word connect to guide my intentions, goals

and actions for the year. I wanted to connect more with students, teachers, parents

and the on-line PYP community. Four years in, as I reflect on my growth so far, I can

see that I have made the most progress connecting with students. As I try to unpack

“why is it like that?” (Causation) I can identify a few factors that have helped me.

All students possess positive characteristics and attributes, but these are sometimes

overlooked and undervalued. To make these important connections, teachers may

have to refocus and sharpen their lenses for thinking about students, especially when

they have known students only in a negative light. Teachers have to ask themselves:

“Am I prepared to recognize potential talent, intellect, skill, excellence, and ability

when they emerge in an unexpected group of students?”

As a Home room teacher, none of my direct responsibilities involve students, but

I actively seek out opportunities to purposefully connect with students. For me,

building relationships with students is intentional… and essential… and the best part

of working in the field of education! Iam proud to say, I have numerous authentic,

meaningful relationships with many of the students in the school. I love when they

run to me to share their learning with me. I am honored that they trust me with their

problems. I enjoy the inside jokes we share. I appreciate that they listen to me when

I give a reminder or redirection about their safety or behavior.

I can also acknowledge that connecting with students is not accidental. It’s a causal

relationship.

Home Room Teacher, Grade VI

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Uma Devi, ISAP Coordinator

The Qutub Shahi Tombs

Learning and knowing about what happened in the past is a really good thing as

we can get to know about the culture, beliefs and the way people used to do things

in that time. But it is very boring to always read about it. There are many things

that our ancestors have left for us in several places. Some good examples can be

monuments.

Recently, we, the Seventh graders, have gone to The Qutub Shahi Tombs as we

wanted to understand more about the architecture present at that time, which was

related to our History chapter “Architecture as power”. The architecture was a fine

blend of Persian, Hindu and much more styles. There we saw the tombs of the rulers

as well as the tombs of some more important people related to them. To start up

with, we should know the rulers: 1.Sultan Quli Qutub ul Mulk, 2.Jamsheed Quli

Qutub Shah, 3.Subhan Quli Qutub Shah, 4.Ibrahim Quli Qutub, 5.Muhammad Quli

Qutub Shah (founder of Hyderabad), 6.Muhammad Qutub Shah, 7.Abdullah Qutub

Shah, 8.Abul Hassan Qutub Shah.

It was “The world heritage week”, if I am not wrong, during the time we went.

When we reached the place, we realized that the tombs were just about 1 km away

from the Golkonda fort. A tour guide helped us around the place and provided us

with so much information that we didn’t know and urged us to listen to him as the

information given by him was really interesting. We visited all almost all rulers

tombs except for Abul Hassan Qutub Shah’s as he was a prisoner in the fortress

of Daulatabad, near Aurangabad, when he died due to which his tomb was not

possible to be built. Except for the rulers’ tombs, there were others too: Hayat Bakshi

Begum’s(Daughter of Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah), Kulsoom Begum’s(Daughter

of Muhammad Qutub Shah), Fatima Sultana’s(Sister of Muhammad Qutub Shah)

and the Qutub Shahi Hakeem’s(royal physicians) tombs.

The guide has told us that almost every tomb had blue or green tiles attached to

parts of it which was a special feature but very few of them are left now so, they are

trying to fit them back again to give them their unique look back. The mosque near

Hayat Bakshi Begum’s tomb was believed to be once the place where Aurangzeb

used to offer his prayers. There were more like the unfinished mosque of Mirza

Nizamuddin Ahmed, which clears the doubt of ours as to how the tombs were

built despite the low level of technology. The mortuary bath, Badi Baoli and the

garden divided into 4 parts by the path of water tells us more. At last, we went to

the excavated site present in that area, which was believed to have antique items

belonging to the past buried there and the museum that had things belonging to the

people in that region.

Our experience there was very incredibly filled with fun and knowledge. In a

nutshell, I should really say that we have to visit historical places as here is where

HISTORY COMES TO LIFE.

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Character First & Competence Next

A school which believes in character first and competence next, gives utmost

importance to develop good behavior and character in its students. The skill and the

art of teaching these aspects have been developed through observation of actions of

students, identifying how good or bad those behaviours were and how and when

should the school intervene.

In the primary years, controlling the kids is like trying to set snooker balls on the

board.

It is extremely important to have a gauge on the safety of the students studying in

a multi storied building .It is furthermore herculean task for the teachers to control

their hyper energetic behavior in accident prone zones like the corridors, playgrounds

and near the stair cases.

What the teachers could find after many strategies is bringing in the self discipline

through a simple safety pledge which the students take before they go to the

playground or before boarding their buses. The pledge reminds them about how to

behave themselves in the absence of teachers.

When it comes to inculcating good character, the school is focusing on the academic

honesty right from the primary level. Whenever a creative writing task is given

which is supposed to be done independently, the teachers made it a routine for the

kids to mention at the end, whether the task was done independently, or help was

taken.

Every event in the school gives a message to its students, whether it is Ramleela

during Dussehra or collecting coins for the country, which knowingly or unknowingly

moulds the character & behavior of acorns.

Lakshmi Shobha, Head Primary Wing

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Yes, I am….

I am a pre-primary teacher

I chose pre-primary

Not because I didn’t have a B. Ed

Not because my communication skills were not good

Not because I didn’t have an IQ

Not because I didn’t get an offer to work with other grades

Not because I lacked confidence

Not because I felt it was easy

I chose it because

I have more patience than teachers from other grades

I can use language which children can understand, the language of love

I can connect with them better than anybody else

I had the calling from God to change lives of children

I knew the impact a pre-primary teacher creates will stay forever

I am passionate about it

I see respect in the eyes of my children than any other grade teachers can see

I know every day will be an amusing experience

I know the amount of hard work that goes into this.

Still, I chose it as

I am proud of this profession

I am passionate

I am compassionate

I am a pre-primary teacher....`

Kavitha Sreeraj, Pre-Primary Home Room Teacher

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TEACHING AND LEARNING

Anuradha. P, Telugu Specialist

Manga Tayaru, Telugu Specialist

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“School” an Unique Education Journal published

an interview of Mrs. Bhagyalakshmi, the Mathematics

teacher for Grade 10 to 12 in their October Edition.

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The Bond I Have With My Alma Mater

No matter how silly and pretentious that sounds, I will always refer to my school

as my alma mater. It is the place that has made me who I am, and still continues

to affect my life in every aspect. I joined Silver Oaks in PP2 during its inception.

Today, I am an 18 year old studying Economics, Psychology and Sociology at Christ

University, Bangalore. The 13 year journey that I have had with my school shaped

me as an individual, teaching me everything from values, attitudes, and most

importantly, my confidence. As a school, Silver Oaks has always educated us for

the things that actually mattered in the real world, instead of just our lessons. The

teachers and all the people involved in our education have taught us how to find

out what we were passionate about and strived hard to broaden our horizons. All

the things that I am proud of today are avenues given to me by my school. From

speaking at a TEDx conference when I was 14 to doing well in the boards and getting

into the university I wanted to, the school has helped me in every possible way to

realise my true potential. Like they say, it is the people that are the rock to any good

institution. From our subject teachers to the principal and the director, everyone has

always been a source of motivation and inspiration, rather than idols of authority or

fear. They pushed us at every level to make sure that we worked hard to get what

we wanted and ensured that we had the best at every point in our schooling. As

an alumni of the school, I can proudly say that people recognise me for who I am

and all the credit for that kind of an exposure goes to my school. I have been a part

of the Silver Oaks family for 13 years, and I can say with confidence that no other

institution could have empowered me like my school did. Today, it has been nearly

8 months since school got over and even now I look back to my school of inspiration

and support. I know for a fact that as a member of the alumni, I will always be a part

of my school and that gives me a sense of security and confidence. Each time I feel

like I have achieved something I look back to my school and thank the institution

for making me the person I am today. I am what my school has made me and I will

continue to carry its ethos with me wherever I go, for the rest of my life.

Amrutha Datla (Batch of 2015)

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School, A Stepping Stone

“School helps prevail over all obstacles; one may unfailingly arrive at

his chosen goal or destination by the end of one’s school life.”

Our school is a perfect example of the above lines. Schooling has been a

completely enjoyable learning experience and never a burden. The school

abides by many principles and policies which help students become a

better person.

As alumni we have taken all the opportunities that came our way and we

can now confidently tackle any situation in life without difficulties. Few

of the policies of the school like the stationery policy, homework policy,

creative writing policy, language policy, reading policy etc., helped us

improve our communication and writing skills and we are now efficient

in handling our resources well with a sense of responsibility.

In addition, the beautiful tree campaign is also another initiative taken

by school that helps groom empathetic and socially responsible future

citizens. The approach of character first and competence next has made

us a better human being and look at the world in different perspectives

where character matters more than one’s competence.

The seven habits presented an approach to being effective in attaining

our goals. The seven habits helped us to overcome different situations

in life and get into the new stage of life with flying colors. This helped

us to live a timeless legacy.The theatre in education is a tool which

enhanced our performance skills and helped us improve collective work

competence. The annual operas helped us loose our stage fear and gain

knowledge about our country, city and citizens.

School as a whole has been our second home. The school became a

reason for what we are today. The school has groomed us to live as a

young citizen to live life a lean way.

M.Sree Vaishnavi, Shandilya.M (Batch of 2015)

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Grade 12 - Farewell

Learning lasts a Lifetime. The Director and the Principal encouraged the

Grade 12 students to reflect on their time spent at school as they now

gear up for their Board Exams and then step on their path to Higher

Education. The President of the School, Nikita Nayar set the tone by

expressing gratitude to the eco-system created at school for pro-active

learning and stable environment. All the other Grade 12 students spoke

about their academic, emotional and social experiences in the School.

The message given to the juniors unanimously was to not leave anything

to chance and to never let any opportunity to get away.

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“Susan in Wonderland”

“Why is a raven like a writing desk?” the Mad Hatter asks.

“No I give up. What is it?” Alice exclaims.

“I haven’t the slightest idea.” The hatter exclaims!

That is how I started off with my plus two at silver oaks- without the slightest

idea! I barely even understood the difference between a plus two program and

intermediate. But in retrospect it was the best idea- to not have an idea- to make this

experience what it truly was. Because only when you have nothing are you truly

open to anything. And I was asking questions.

I came into 11th grade not knowing what to expect but I soon began to understand

my strengths and modifying my subject combinations accordingly. I was baffled by

how different and intensive the +2 program was as compared to my 10th grade. I

was even more surprised at how easy my teachers made it look. I also discovered a

passion for politics and also got the chance to test if I liked it only because I did not

have to write an exam in it. But I soon realized I loved the subject- exam or not, good

marks or not, hard work or not and that realization was only reinforced because

while I worked hard and did well in my other subjects but I did better in political

science with half the effort. That is my greatest take away from school- discovering

something that felt like second nature to me and which helped me understand in

what way I wanted to contribute to the world around me.

I did not regret leaving school I did not think I would miss it I did not cry at the

farewell because I was full of excitement for what was ahead. I still am full of

excitement but being out of school gave me the much needed perspective that is

helping me realize how I was learning and becoming so much more than I started

off with, without even realizing it.

The things I have learnt to appreciate after going out of Silver Oaks are something I

wish I had been more conscious of while I was in school.

1. It is not often that adults remind children how important they are to the

future and even if they do, the reminder never comes with a footnote that

what you do now will affect the future and that all learning now is not futile.

What Silver Oaks did in the senior secondary for me was that it compelled

me to find a direction and make sure my action right now- not after 5 yearsaligned

with that end in mind.

2. It is a rare kind of school that does not talk down to its children. I learnt to

expect more from myself because I was spoken to like I was expected to

know more.

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3. I did not realise how important it was to see teachers laugh, talk to each other

openly and be open to including us into their normal conversation. It was

my first insight into what it meant to be an adult- and it was a wonderful

place to start. I knew all my teachers as people and I look up to them as a

standard for how I would perceive the adult world I was being thrown intowhich

seemed like a pretty good place to be.

4. As a student I was not taught to see learning in the terms of the end productbeing

my marks- but every activity I did was given a strong sense of purpose.

This made me appreciate things I learnt in and out of the classroom even if

it did not help me with my marks. I have come to see that this attitude made

me a more deliberate person because I realized the importance of dedicating

my time to things that did not seem important for my short term goals but

fit into my big picture.

5. It is actually *very* (and I cannot stress this enough) to keep my notes together

because though my understanding of the subject might deepen it is so much

easier when you are just building or modifying on previous knowledge. I

have become so much more organised- or at least see the importance of it.

6. It is okay to have fun. I learnt that my work does not lose meaning or

purpose if I enjoy it. I learnt to have fun with work while still taking it just

as seriously.

7. Most importantly- I learnt that the washroom mirror does actually make

you look worse than you do. I wish I had known this while I was in school.

Now that I know it I know that I am more confident because other mirrors

can make you look just as bad.

8. I learnt to take myself more seriously because I was taken seriously by my

teachers.

Susan Sreemala (Batch of 2015)

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Center for Research and Design in Cognitive Learning

: Lecture Series

The journey of Silver Oaks School began in the year 2002 and gradually transformed itself

to an IB World School in 2010. As the school is growing the need for a research centre was

felt and hence Silver Oaks Centre of Research in Cognitive Learning

http://silveroaksresearch.org was inaugurated on 22nd December 2013.

The Research Center aspires to research systematically and diligently, to investigate and

study the mindsets, materials and manipulatives needed to optimize learning.

The aim is to enhance the cognitive thinking in students through various techniques and

approaches.

Here we are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of our Research Centre. With some papers

published on the website and some more in the pipeline, the going is fairly good. However

we need topropel the activities of the Research Centre.

We are introducing a new initiative through research centre - Monthly Lecture Series.

Academicians and Researchers will be invited to give lectures and interact with teachers.

Dr. Jayasree

Jayasree got fascinated by abstract mathematics and joined the Indian Statistical

Institute, Kolkatta and later moved to University of Hyderabad to complete my Ph.D

degree. While working for her Ph.D thesis the got involved in caste and gender issues

on the compus and started reading on them. After completing her thesis and a couple

of post-doctoral fellowships, she carried out a study to understand how gender figures

in science institutions in India. She was with Eklavya, Bhopal before joining TISS.

Presently, she interested in understanding how mathematics education contributes to

producing and sustaining socioeconomic inequality and morginalisation.

Ms. Reddy as a Convener at INTACH plays a pivotal role

in multiple dimensions that INTACH takes in heritage

conservation. She is also an Aviation historian.

Ms. Anuradha Reddy

The second of the series was held on 9th Feb, 2016. Ms. Anuradha Reddy, Co Convener,

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) rendered a lecture on the

origin of Hyderabad’s culture. She explained how she is in the research of the heritage

and culture. It was like watching a movie while she was narrating her experiences. Ms.

Anuradha briefed about the connection between the heritage of Hyderabad and Iran.

It was very interesting to find how the names of the places like Abid Road, Erramanjil

originated.

We from the research centre strive to understand the different research areas in a school and

with the help of the interactions with experienced personalities through the Lecture Series

try to enhance our research skills.

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Virasat E Hyderabad

“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them” – Czeslaw

Milosz

We as the next generation need to carry out the rich culture and heritage passed on to us

from our ancestors. Living in this city of Hyderabad we realize the importance of its 500

years legacy.

As a school we made an effort to respect the rich culture and heritage of our city. It

blossomed the emergence of yet another idea after the opera in 2011 to present our

gratitude towards our city. A grand and explicit show was performed by the senior wing

of the school. It was performed twice in the “Center For Cultural Resources and Training”

by two batches of students- 7& 8 grades; 9 to 12 grades.

Our show , showcased to the guests the grandeur of the QutubShahis and the Nizams.

Their efforts to make Hyderabad what it is today, the strong monuments that stand tall

today & the scientific reasons behind building such outstanding structures had fascinated

each and every acorn of the school.

How the walls of the city of Golconda had its own hidden secrets that you wouldn’t

know unless you were accompanied by a guide, this opera had helped us take a virtual

tour of the forts, the tombs, the havelis, their riches and royalty.

The QutubShahi kings telling their stories, under the canopy of stars amongst a group of

villagers reciting tales of the Nizam dynasty had created massive confidence building,

knowledge gaining and breath taking experience to everyone who was a part of the

show.

How do the monuments stand tall even today? How did people build such tall structures

back then, without cranes and electronic machines? Sans technology people were great

thinkers, mathematicians and architects who could design many wonderful structures

with intricate designs that had a lot of scientific significance to it.

With Hyderabad having such rich heritage, culture and glory…how do we enlighten the

people of Hyderabad….and what better way than performing it as an opera…….

And this is what we as a school presented Virasat-e-Hyderabad.

Living in this great city we owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story.

As a school we have taken the responsibility of telling the stories of the Nizams and the

QutubShahis.

We built confidence and gained knowledge. It was done in two batches by the senior

wing of the school. Doing twoshows in the “Center for culture resources and training

“gave us an insight into realizing our true potential in acting, dance ,music, costume and

research too.

It was not just any ordinary show but a path for extraordinary learning. A new way of

learning our history, maths, science, social and language.

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“Fantasy World” Primary Wing Opera 20th December’15…

This academic year Primary wing Opera had a presentation of values learnt through

animated movies with the time- Fantasy World.

The acorns talked about their much loved movies –The lion king, Happy feet, Snow

white & 7 dwarfs, Pinocchio, Dalmatian Dogs and the list goes on. The acorns enacted,

danced to the peppy numbers from those movies which everyone from the student

to the parent equally enjoyed. The most interesting and amazing part of the opera

was every student could deliver every students’ dialogue. They could sing along and

dance to the whole song that they were part of.

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“ Wandering Wonders” The Pre Primary Wing Opera

24th January’16….

The Youngest acorns of Silver Oaks, Hyderabad had the pleasure of taking their

parents on a voyage to the seven wonders through the “Pre Primary Wandering

Wonder Airlines” These lil delegates showcased the beauty of each wonder along

with the culture of its country.

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Sustainable Society starts with Sustainable Thinking

The Junior Wing Opera 31st Jan’16

Sustainable Society starts with Sustainable thinking was an inquiry that students of

Grades IV , V ,VI presented in their Opera. They expressed themselves creatively

through different forms of performance. They also showcased that traditions and

cultures in different parts of the world are designed to sustain.

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Take A Look

Grade PP1 - Asters

Grade PP1 - Bell Flowers

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Grade PP1 - Coral Bells

Grade PP1 - Pansies

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Grade PP1 - Tulips

Grade PP2 - Doves

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Grade PP2 - Flamingos

Grade PP2 - Peacocks

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Grade PP2 - Penguins

Grade PP2 - Robins

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Activity team

Grade 1 - Asteroids

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Grade 1 - Clouds

Grade 1 - Comets

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Grade 1 - Constellations

Grade 1 - Meteors

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Grade 1 - Milky Way

Grade 1 - Moon

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Grade 1 - Stars

Grade 1 - Sun

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Grade II - Corals

Grade II - Dolphins

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Grade II - Oysters

Grade II - Seals

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Grade II - Shells

Grade II - Starfish

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Grade II - Turtles

Grade III - Banyan

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Grade III - Cedar

Grade III - Cypress

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Grade III - Eucalyptus

Grade III - Gulmohars

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Grade III - Oaks

Grade III - Olives

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Grade III - Peepals

Grade III - Pine

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Grade IV - Jupiter

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Grade IV - Earth

Grade IV - Mars

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Grade IV - Mercury

Grade IV - Neptune

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Grade IV - Planets

Grade IV - Saturn

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Grade IV - Uranus

Grade IV - Venus

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Grade V - Africa

Grade V - Antartica

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Grade V - Asia

Grade V - Australia

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Grade V - Continents

Grade V - Europe

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Grade V - North America

Grade V - Ocenia

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Grade V - South America

Grade VI - Chichenitza

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Grade VI - Christ the Redemer

Grade VI - Colosseum

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Grade VI - Great Pyramid of Giza

Grade VI - Great wall of China

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Grade VI - Machu Picchu

Grade VI - Petra

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Grade VI - Taj Mahal

Administration

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Grade VII - Latitudes

Grade VII - Longitudes

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Grade VII - Polars

Grade VII - Savannas

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Grade VII - Temperates

Grade VII - Tropicals

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Grade VIII - Deserts

Grade VIII - Glaciers

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Grade VIII - Islands

Grade VIII - Mountains

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Grade VIII - Oceans

Grade VIII - Plateaus

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Grade VIII - Rivers

Grade IX - Arjun

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Grade IX - Grammys

Grade IX - Magasaysay

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Grade IX - Nobels

Grade IX - Oscars

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Grade IX - Pulitzers

Grade X - Anthropologists

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Grade X - Astronomers

Grade X - Ecologists

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Grade X - Neologists

Grade X - Ornithologists

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Grade X - Geologists

Grade XI

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Supporting Staff @ Silver Oaks

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Grade XII

Pedagogical Team

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