The world has changed due to COVID-19, the new, temporary ‘norm’ especially for the young adults- with efforts being put to strike a balance between student life and home roles, during restricted outdoor time and a fair amount of stress. All this adds a layer of complexity. Recognizing this scenario in students' lives, the school organized a session on Youth Mental Health for classes IX to XII especially in the wake of COVID 19, the pandemic that has hit all of us. The session was conducted by our alumna, Ms. Manya Malkotia who is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and is currently working with the Department of Health and Human Services of Australia. She is a Crisis management lead in the Covid-19 response team and works in collaboration with doctors and Psychiatrists in assessing potential risks. Her expertise lies in Youth Mental health and advance care plan management in psychiatric inpatient units.
The session focused on balancing activities and engagement at home, importance of routine and seeking right support. She also highlighted that the COVID-19 outbreak and response has been accompanied by a massive infodemic and therefore she suggested trusted sources for COVID 19. Through the session Manya emphasised that developing a routine can help steer the day in the right direction.
|Career in Design by Mr. Gopal Meena on 29/05/2020|
The session was planned for the students of classes XI & XII. The key speaker for the session was Mr. Gopal Meena, he is a spatial experienced designer, specializing in Exhibition, Retail & Interior Spaces. He completed his graduation from IHM Ahmedabad and an M.Des in Retail Experience Design from NID. Since the past ten years, he has been involved in design education at various design institutes as visiting faculty (like NID, IIT Gandhinagar and NIFT). He has also worked with NID as a design consultant on large exhibition and museum design projects. Mr. Meena gave an insight into the vast design industry and the opportunities it offers. He provided invaluable knowledge about the various verticals in design like Accessory design, Animation & VFX, Game Design, Graphics & Communication Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Product Design, User Experience & Interaction Design.
|Cyber Security and Awareness by Mr. Naveen Dham on 29/05/2020|
The statistics on cyber-crime in India paint a picture that none of us can be proud of. What is most alarming in recent times is the increasing number of youth being the victim of cyber-crime. The workshop was intended to create awareness among them. The key speaker for the session was Mr. Naveen Dham a veteran security strategist & having a rich experience in Information Security (ISO27001) Implementation, Maintenance, IT Security Auditing and IT Service Delivery. He has also been honoured with Global Award in London in the year 2011 for his exemplary work in Information Security Implementation and IT Service Delivery Domains.
Mr Dham interacted with the students and discussed about the trending apps and games. The students were guided about the legal aspects of accessing the internet like the legal age, ethics and rules of using social media and gaming. The students were advised to handle real and virtual life judiciously. He also enlightened students about possible threats of e-frauds, online banking frauds, hacking, phishing, cyber defamation, cyber bullying, stalking etc. He explained the safe use of social media, online shopping, internet games, correct methods of using debit and credit cards and internet banking. He gave tips on keeping passwords safe, avoiding cyber bullying, data thefts, threats of fake profiles and defamatory posts. This workshop was an eye-opener for children. If followed properly, Mr. Dham’s advice can help them with a digitally secured life to a good extent.
|Making it big in contemporary cinema by Javed Jaffery and Vivek Vaswani on 23.05.2020|
A few students of class XI & XII attended a Primetime with Viveck Vaswani and Javed Jaffrey (Producer, Actor, dancer, comedian, impressionist and most iconically, creator of Boogie Woogie) The session focused on Indian film industry, ways to survive, succeed and excel . The two industry veterans talked about their 40 years in Bollywood, the struggles, the survival mantras and the tips to make a mark. The students understood the difference between cinema and theatre. Mr. Jaffery motivated students to be driven by passion rather than economic allurements. According to students it was indeed an inspiring and fruitful session.
|‘Impact of COVID-19 on Careers’ by Ms. Kanchan Ralhan (15th May, 2020).|
A session was on The impact of COVID 19 on careers was held for class XI & XII students. The resource person for the session was Ms. Kanchan Ralhan, she has 14 years of experience in the Education sector, specializing in Strategy Development, Student Recruitment and counselling. A Private Pilot License holder and with a degree of LLB, she has mentored several young minds. The session was divided into the following subtopics:
• COVID19 - impact & future
|‘Managing Emotions during Lockdown’ by Ms. Khwaish Sharma (08/05/2020)|
A session on Managing emotions during lockdown was conducted in two slots for class IX students. The first session was held with IX A and B, the second session was held with IX C and D. The resource person for the session was Ms. Khwaish Sharma, who is a practising psychologist; certified expressive arts based therapist and a crisis counsellor. She trains and researches in the field of clinical, expressive arts and alternative treatments in psychology. She has completed her graduation in psychology from Lady Shri Ram College for women and has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London. The session was activity based and students enjoyed interacting with the resource person. The student shared one object that they are really close to or is giving them solace during the lockdown period. A document of hope was shared at the end of the session which listed some activities that can be done during the lockdown period.
|‘Embracing Emotions during Lockdown’ by Ms. Kritika Mehta (05/05/2020 and 06/05/2020)|
A counseling session was planned for class VI which was conducted over two days-5th and 6th of May. The resource person for the session was Ms. Kritika Mehta; she is a developmental psychologist with an MSc from Lancaster University, UK. She has an extensive experience of working with children, adolescents and families, at-risk population and training teachers and parents. The sessions were not just informative but also fun for students. They shared their feelings about the lockdown period. The session had lot of activities planned for students.
|Webinar with renowned author Mr. Christopher Doyle (05/05/2020)|
|Tagore International School, organized an engrossing live webinar, with renowned author, Mr. Christopher Doyle on 5 May, 2020. The topic of discussion was, Hidden Secrets and Ancient Mysteries: The Quest of Truth. The webinar saw a whopping attendance of students and teachers from both the branches of the school. Mr. Doyle engaged the students in a thought-provoking discussion on ancient myths and amalgamated them with contemporary life in an interesting manner. The session started on a riveting note with Mr. Doyle, sharing interesting facts about Alexander the Great, highlighting how he valiantly fought, for eight consecutive years. The discussion further canvassed to an array of mysterious subjects from Stonehenge to Denisovans; and from the Pyramids to the great Indian epic, Mahabharata. The author further stressed on the forgotten relevance of mantras and how the wrong pronunciation of the word ‘mantra’, reversed their overall impact. The illustrious author regaled the students with wondrous and fascinating information. It was like an epic journey through historical times. The session culminated with Mr. Doyle, answering the questions posed by the young and inquisitive minds promptly and patiently. It was indeed a great opportunity for the students and the teachers to explore the hidden secrets and mysteries of the past.|
|‘Ensuring Well Being during Lockdown with Ms. Arti Anand’ (Class VII) 30/4/2020-01/05/2020|
|Transition to the virtual mode was something unimaginable and would have sounded unrealistic a few months ago but viewing it from a positive lens it has made students explore more learning platforms and implement ideas that they have never tried before. Class VII students were full of zeal and were ready within seconds with their elucidations about the lockdown period. It was amazing to discover that they were all on the same page, full of positivity and were delighted that the nature was healing amidst the lockdown. From becoming young chefs, to budding painters, to impressive you tubers, to promising musicians they were all set on an introspective and exploratory mission during the lockdown.|
|Online Workshop on ‘Emotional Wellness’ by Mr. Shashank Kasliwal (25/04/2020)|
The key speaker for the session was Mr. Shashank Kasliwali, he is the Director of Emotional Intelligence Inc. & also the Chapter Head for Indore Centre of Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning (FEIL). Mr. Kasliwal is a young, dynamic, enthusiastic motivator and above all a farsighted visionary. He is a graduate in Commerce and has studied Scientology of L Ron Hubbard, Ontology from Werner Erhard and attended various training programs in India and abroad conducted by Personalities like Dr. Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence, Deepak Chopra on Synchronicity in Life, also certified by David J Lincoln on NLP and specialises in various psychometric tools such as MBTI ® Thomas Profiling, Thomas Kilman Instrument for Conflicts and (ESAP) Emotional Skills Assessment Process. His first book, “Freedom from the I” is about living a powerful life with inner confidence irrespective of circumstances, money and what people say.
The session focused on leading a stress free life, using anxiety in a positive way, gaining freedom from the attitude of controlling things, positive projection of the mind, developing patience and inculcating the habit of listening. It was an enlightening session and students promised Mr. Kasliwal they will try to view their problems with a positive outlook and try to overcome by resolving them rather than escaping.
|‘Ensuring Well Being during Lockdown with Ms. Arti Anand’ (Class X) 24/04/2020 & 25/04/2020|
|The Coronavirus led lockdown has indeed interrupted our regular lives, but it completely depends on our thought process how we perceive this interruption. The session focused on showcasing the brighter side of the lockdown period such as the increase in patience level, doing things which were otherwise not possible due to scarcity of time, an opportunity to learn new language, picking up a new hobby, learning new skills, studying ahead, working on the areas which need more practise, donning the creative hat, strengthening family bond and valuing the life we are bestowed with.
The students were motivated to make the best use of the lockdown and were guided to follow a routine as unstructured time can create boredom and spike anxiety.
|‘Ensuring Well Being during Lockdown with Ms. Arti Anand’ (Class XII) 23/04/2020- 24/04/2020|
|There is a great amount of uncertainty about COVID 19 pandemic and with uncertainty, feeling of being unsettled and unsafe has found inroads into students' minds. Whilst the uncertainty may continue, it is important that the students are guided on the things they can do to manage worries and anxiety. The session provided students a platform where they could highlight their concerns regarding the current scenario. Through the session an insight was provided into coping techniques that can be used by everyone to deal with their anxieties and also gave ideas as to what innovations can be brought in the lifestyle amidst the lockdown.|
|Workshop on Road Safety, Class I, January 22, 2020|
|Workshop on Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, January 21, 2020|
|Workshop on personal hygiene for girls of VI - VIII, January 21, 2020|
|Workshop on History Diaries for students of IX - XI, January 16, 2020|
|Workshop on 'Relating Accountancy with AI' by Mr. Harshit Chokhani for XI-B students, January 10, 2020|
|'Workshop for Class XI, December 26, 2019'|
|'Business Studies through the P.A.S.T.A. Framework' by Mr. Gagandeep Singh Arora, December 16, 2019|
|Workshop on 'The Periodic Table' by Mr. Gagandeep Singh Arora, December 16, 2019|
|Examination Tips by Mr. Vikas Vijay, Accountancy Subject Expert , December 12, 2019|
|Examination Tips by Mr. Gajendra Sharma, Computer Science Subject Expert , December 12, 2019|
|‘Developing the art of speaking’|
Date: 10th December, 2019
Resource Person: Ms. Aarushi Mehta
Participants: classes VII & VIII
Venue: Audi 1
The key speaker for the session was Ms. Aarushi Mehta, Public Speaking Trainer. The session aimed at enhancing independent research skills, developing public speaking skills, sharpening intellectual capacities, strengthening negotiation and debating abilities. The session emphasised on the need for preparation, practice, positivity, knowing the audience, elimination of a few words.
|Examination Tips by Ms. Ramneek, Mathematics Subject Expert , December 9, 2019|
|Examination Tips by Ms. Shefalee Gupta, English Subject Expert , December 9, 2019|
Examination Tips by Mr. Subhash Dey, Economics & Business Studies Subject Expert , December 3, 2019
|Workshop on Geography for Class X by Ms. Ritu, November 26, 2019|
|Workshop on Fine Arts for Class X by Ms. Anju, November 26, 2019|
|Workshop on Nutrition by Ms. Priyanka Sondhi Chopra, November 25, 2019|
|Space Explorers Workshop “Capturing Celestial Objects” November 19, 2019|
|Space Explorers Workshop “Celestial Exploration” November 11, 2019|
|Space Explorers Workshop “The Magnified Universe” November 11, 2019|
|Workshop on Bio-diversity for Class X-C, November 7, 2019|
|Workshop on Maglev for Class X-B, November 7, 2019|
|Workshop on Oral Health for Classes VI - VIII, November 6, 2019|
|Workshop on Bio-diversity for Class X, November 6, 2019|
|Workshop on Road Safety for Classes VII & VIII, October 30, 2019|
|Workshop on Road Safety for Class VI, October 30, 2019|
|Space Explorers Workshop “The Magic of Light” October 12, 2019|
|Space Explorers Workshop “Earth Our Only Home” October 12, 2019|
|Space Explorers Workshop “Celestial Coordinate System” October 12, 2019|
|Space Explorers Workshop “The Mysterious Moon” September 7, 2019|
|Space Explorers Workshop “Our Star – The Sun” September 7, 2019|
|Space Explorers Workshop “Astrophotography for Beginners” September 7, 2019|
BREAKING BARRIERS-an endeavour to sensitize students towards the LGBTQ Community by students of TIS,VV on September 4, 2019.
RJ Raunak of Red FM fame was the Guest Speaker
|Workshop on Bullying in Schools, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019|
“Shaping Waste Management Solution for Schools - Project Design and Implementation Workshop”
Date: Friday 9 August 2019
Venue: St. Thomas' Girls Senior Secondary School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi- 110001
Organized by: TERI School of Advanced Studies
Tagore International School, EOK, in its endeavour to promote education and action on sustainable development, has partnered with TERI School of Advanced Studies (SAS) for Project “Scrap Out Scrap”-Action on Waste Management.
The students of the Eco Club attended the third round of the workshop ‘Scrap out Scrap' hosted by the TERI school of advance studies, at St. Thomas' Girls Senior Secondary School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi on Friday, 9 August 2019.
In this session of the workshop, the students were asked to identify their greatest challenge, which can be worked upon with the given constrains of time and resources. It was an enriching experience which encouraged the students to put on their thinking caps, be committed towards conserving the environment and mindful of their waste, water and carbon footprint.
The core team comprising of 10 students from class IX participated in this engaging workshop.
|Workshop on Making a Portfolio, August 8, 2019|
|Workshop on Waste Management, Aug. 7, 2019|
|“THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT” SPACE Explorers Workshop for Classes VI, VII & VIII, August 3, 2019|
"Cosmic Fireworks" SPACE Explorers Workshop for Classes III, IV & V, August 3, 2019
|Workshop On Quizzing by Mr. Arindam, July 31, 2019|
|SPACE Workshop for Classes III, IV & V, July 24, 2019|
|SPACE Workshop for Classes VI, VII & VIII, July 24, 2019|
Date: 11th, 16th and 17th July, 2019
Resource Person: Ms. Jaya Aiyappa
Participants: classes VI, VIII & XI)
Venue: Audi 1
The sessions were divided and planned according to the classes; the students were shown a power point presentation and their queries were resolved during the session. The students were also briefed about how to protect themselves from any kind of sexual abuse.
|Workshop on 'Sex Education' by Ms. Jaya Aiyappa for Class XI, July 11, 2019|
|7th International SPIC MACAY Convention|
Date: June 3 - 9, 2019
Participants: Arkajyoti Majumdar (IX), Navya Ambast (XI), Aroma Mathews (XI), Arnav Khanna (XI), Tenzin Norgyal (XI), Ms. Reeta Mathews
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Five students of Tagore International School, East of Kailash attended the 7th International Convention of SPIC MACAY. The event took place from 3rd to 9th June 2019 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Arkajyoti Majumdar of class IX and Navya Ambast, Aroma Mathews, Arnav Khanna and Tenzin Norgyal of class XI were a part of the Convention. Reeta Mathews, vocal music teacher of TIS, EOK, was the teacher in charge. They attended live concerts of several well-known maestros of the country such as Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Begum Parveen Sultana, Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Ustad Rashid Khan, Warsi Brothers, etc. They had ‘Intensive Sessions’ wherein the students were trained by great personalities of India in their respective fields of interests. On the last day of the Convention, the students got the opportunity to perform along with their gurus. It was a learning experience for all.
|Self Defense Workshop|
Date: May 20 – 22, 2019
Training by: Delhi Police officials
Participants: Class XI girls
Venue: Tagore International School, East of Kailash
The safety of girls is of prime concern today, as they step out to take the lead in every field. In order to travel and work independently, they need to be confident about handling their own security.
The school organized a three days self defense session for girls of Class XI, by Delhi Police officials with the objective of empowering them, from 20-22 May, 2019.
Workshop on Road Safety, May 14, 2019
|Odissi performance by Madhavi Mudgal, organized by SPIC MACAY, May 2, 2019|
Tagore International School, East Of Kailash organized an Orissi dance recital by the renowned artist Padmashree Madhavi Mudgal under the aegis of Spic Macay on May 2 , 2019. She has received repeated acclaim in the major cities and dance festivals that have featured her throughout the world and has also encouraged students into the finer nuances of Odissi at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya .She was accompanied with her co-dancers , vocalists and instrumentalists. The guests were accorded a traditional welcome and the programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the school Principal , Senior Headmistress along with the guests.
The artist explained the different forms of classical dance in India and also discussed the importance of performing arts in our life. The students of classes 8 ,9 and 11 attended the Spic Macay and were enraptured with her mesmerizing foot work, facial expressions and homogeneity in presentation of this vibrant dance form . It was an interactive session as she also taught the audience some Orissi dance moves .
The guests were offered a sapling as a token of gratitude on behalf of the school. The stories that the artist portrayed through her dance were very interesting . Her performance left the audience spellbound. It was truly an enriching experience for all.