Iftaar Party @ IPHS
Following the spirit of community, friendship, sharing and caring the staff of INDIAN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL planned and organized an Iftaar Party on 22nd June 2017 at 7:15 pm in the school campus to celebrate this sacred occasion.Staff were delighted to see the entire members. School Management, Sponsors and staff together were involved in sponsoring various items. It was a memorable evening for all.
IPHS participates in International Day of Yoga @ RAK
With support from Consul General of India, Dubai American University of RAK and Indian Peoples’s Forum jointly organized International Day of Yoga in Ras Al Khaimah on 21st June 2017 from 8.30 pm to 10.00pm at Football Ground AU-RAK. The chief guest was Shri. Vipul, Consul General of India, Dubai. The staff of IPHS enthusiastically participated in the programme. It was a splendid experience for all. The school received a memento from the organization for participating actively.
Professional Development Program Workshop For Science Teachers
A Professional Development Program for Science teachers was conducted on 23rd May 2017 at Emirates English Speaking School, Dubai. Topic of the session was Differentiation Techniques, which was organized by the Council of CBSE affiliated Schools in the Middle East. The resource person, Dr. Mark Evan, discussed about the different methods of differentiation which can be brought in the presentation of certain topic, in the teaching process and also in gathering the product. He also talked about the different ways of grouping such as Ability Grouping and Co-operative Grouping. Group Activities and Inter Group Discussions made the session interesting. Dr. Mark pointed out that differentiation can be brought in the task we give, the resources we use, and the pace (speed) we follow, and in the outcome we expect in the announcement techniques we use in the class room.
Workshop conducted by Pearson India Education Pvt.Ltd
Pearson India Education Private Limited conducted a seminar on “Future of Learning” which was held on Saturday May 13, 2017 at Crown Plaza in Dubai. Our Vice Principal Dr. Annamma Mathew participated for the event. The resource persons were Mrs. Varsha Singh and Mr. Ujjwal.
The proceedings of the session were as follows:-
- 21st Century influences on our education are to create ‘Global Citizens’.
- Getting the students and young adults to have divergent thinking with the focus on the capacity building of that ‘Nation’.
- Focus has to be on brain development at preprimary stage with highly stimulating curriculum.
- Assessment for learning needs diagnostic reports providing pin-pointed suggestions, which would help in impacting learning gaps.
- Assessment must lead to skill based learning and not to a subject based learning.
- Immersive learning will redefine the digital learning to create an impact specifically for abstract concepts.
Workshop for Malayalam Teachers @ Dubai Model School
On behalf of the Kerala Sahitya Academy, the daily morning newspaper- Deshabhimani and Seashell hosted a great event “Malayaliyum Malayala Bhaashayum-Arupathaam Aandu’. It was organised on the 4th, 5th and 6th of May 2017 at Dubai Model School.The occasion was honoured by the presence of Shri.K Sachidanandan, a pioneer in modern poetry,renowned writers-Prof M.M Narayanan, Shri. T.D RamaKrishnan and Shri.K.E.N as the Chief Guests.
It’s quite exciting to learn that nearly 15 students from our school participated in the various literary competitions held on May 5th.They also received the certificates for the same.On May 6th, a seminar on ‘Malayalavum Pravaasavum’ was organised for the Malayalam teachers and all of our faculties from the Malayalam Department took part in it and received their certificates for participation. The seminar stood as a great guideline towards exploring the effective teaching techniques of the Malayalam Language.
Workshop on Question Paper Setting, HOTS And ASL in English Language Teaching
The workshop was conducted at Indian High School, Dubai on 29th April, 2017. Teachers who attended the workshop from IPHS, RAK were Mr. J. D. Fernandes and Mrs. Sreedevi Neelesh. The workshop was attended by the teachers from various schools from Emirates of UAE, Oman and Saudi. The Resource Person was Mrs. Neelima Sharma, a Renowned Educationist, Author of Several English Books, and Consultant for NCERT and CBSE. The first session was on Question Paper Setting and HOTS. The second session was on ASL. The resource person further explained the main criteria of the Speaking Assessment: Interactive Competence, Fluency, Pronunciation and Language. At the end of the session, all the participants were awarded certificates.
Workshop on “Paradigm Shift in Academic Leadership: From Authority to Authencity”
Theme Centred Interaction (TCI) Workshop on the theme “Paradigm Shift in Academic Leadership: From Authority to Authencity”, led by Dr. C. Thomas Abraham, International Graduate Facilitator of Ruth Cohn Institute, Berlin, on 8th April 2017 at Habitat School, Ajman, UAE was attended, by Primary Section-Supervisor, Mrs. Shammy Santosh Middle Section- Supervisor Mrs. Soumyashree, , HOD-English Department Mrs. Vijayalekshmi,. The topics included were emotional intelligence, empowering leadership, personal and professional growth. The methodology was that of TCI which included introspective and interactive sessions aimed at transformative learning.
Counsellors Forum 2017
GETEX Counsellors Forum 2017 was conducted on April 16, 2017 at the Exhibition Center, Dubai was attended by School Counsellor, Mrs.Bitty Devasia. It was organized by International Conferences & Exhibitions L.L.C. Delegates from different Universities, School Counsellors and Special Educators participated in the conference.The different sessions were conducted by renowned speakers. The topics of the Forum was Career Guidance, Positive Psychology, Life Skill Training for the youth. It was an effective and knowledgeable session.