P. O. Box: 5079, Ras al Khaimah, UAE
+971 7 222 3124
P. O. Box: 5079
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
7:45 to 14:15
(Monday to Thursday)
7:45 to 11: 30
The first day of the marvelous journey in pursuit of knowledge became a memorable day for ever. The enthusiastic, curious little champs were welcomed at the gate by their favourite cartoon characters Spiderman, Superman, Frozen Elsa, Red Riding Hood, Mickey Mouse and many others. The senior section teachers received their students with warm welcoming classes to have a warmup and motivating session on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016.
IPHS organized an orientation programme for the parents of Grade 1, Grade IV and V on April 2nd, 2016 and April 6th, 2016 respectively .The main purpose of the orientation programme was to make the parents familiar with the school activities. For the new academic year, the Principal Mrs. Anubha Nijhawan, Supervisor, Mrs. Shammy Santosh, School Counsellor Mrs. Bitty Devasia performed their role by giving a clear idea about the school activities which are going to be implemented during the academic year 2016 -2017. There was a PowerPoint Presentation about new schemes of assessment such as F.A‘s and S.A’s, grading system etc. On the whole, with the participation of parents the orientation programme was both an informative and enlightening experience.
World Health Day was celebrated in IPHS in the month of April, 2016 with various activities. As a part of this activity the students took part in Star Mom Contest, Healthy Food Chart, Five Groups of Food activity, Potato activity-Effect of Salty Chips and Nurse’s visit for Hygiene check.
A Star Mom activity was conducted on World Health Day, April 07, 2016 to make the students aware of ‘Healthy Eating’, the importance and benefits of different groups of food sources. In this activity mothers had to send “Healthy Tiffin Box”. The most nutritious ones were awarded. Also, the school nurse visited the students to talk about food habits and hygiene in day-to- day life. Teachers also presented an interactive session on “Healthy Food Plate”.
To make the students aware of good personal hygiene and health, Primary Supervisor, Mrs. Shammy Santosh explained the importance of hygiene for good health. The school nurse demonstrated using soap and water and the correct procedure to wash hands. Children also participated by doing actions of washing their hands along with poem recitation. It was a funfilled activity.
On World Heritage Day 18th April, 2016 the students of class IV dressed up in traditional UAE costume and visited each class from class I to class V. They wished them in Arabic language and imparted information related to U.A.E culture, with the help of Islamic teachers.
During the week teachers and students greeted each other in Arabic language. The whole week was observed as an “Arabic Greeting Week” by the teachers and students.
Calligraphy means “Beautiful Writing“. It can be both a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the spirit. It is a fun filled hobby and a creative art. It is Brain writing and Language by hand. Calligraphy plays an important role in shaping the Academics and the Personality Development of a student. Hand writing becomes more legible. It helps to improve concentration and create artistic styles for project report, greeting cards etc
The English Calligraphy competition was conducted on April 19, 2016 for classes II - V for all the students. It was conducted during the activity period by the class teacher.
The Judges evaluated the papers and the results were prepared. The winners were given certificates in their section assembly by the supervisor.
On Earth Day, 26th April, 2016, a special Earth Day rally was conducted by the Primary wing to make students aware of the environment friendly actions to create a cleaner and safer environment.
Various activities and competitions were also organized on the occasion in order to make the students realize the importance of preserving nature. The students showcased their creativity and also their concern for saving the planet. The day was a testimony of our commitment towards making our planet greener, fresher and more beautiful.
Colouring helps aesthetic development, fine motor skills, expressing and learning emotions, self expression and speech. It is an art to express what one feels and thinks. It helps a child practice holding a writing tool the correct way and aids in developing the tiny muscles in their hands, fingers and wrists. It aids in hand-eye coordination, develop the skill of patience and learn to focus on details. Colouring Competition was conducted on May 17, 2016 for the classes I to V and all the students participated with great enthusiasm. Pictures were selected and evaluated by the Art Teacher Mrs. Vrinda. Students of classes II-V were given different topics to colour. Winners were awarded certificates in their assembly.
The importance of water for our body was explained by our Parent Council member Mrs. Ayesha Hussain on 24th May, 2016. It was also mentioned how much of water we should drink per day for maintaining a healthy body. It was a good interactive session when the students responded enthusiastically. This topic was chosen mainly because the summer season had started and the students should be encouraged to drink plenty of water at regular intervals. The session ended with the students taking the pledge to take care of their health and drink plenty of water and also to pass this information to their family and friends.
A puppet show was conducted for classes I and II on 27th May, 2016 to encourage the students learn story with the help of puppets and appreciate the characters. The story was “The Princess and the Frog. The characters displayed on the table aroused their curiosity. The teacher narrated the story with proper voice modulation, gesture etc. They were curious, enthusiastic. At the end they explained the moral values they had learned from the story.
Drawing and colouring competition was conducted for classes I to X on 19th September, 2016. The students displayed their artistic skills. Classes I and II were given the pictures and they coloured them. They used colours to express their creativity. The neatness and precision of their work was appreciated by everyone. Students of classes III to X drew the picture displayed in their class. After drawing, they coloured the picture drawn by them. The class teachers selected the best ten drawings and handed over to the art teacher. The art teacher selected the best entries and winners were declared. They were awarded with certificates during assembly. This competition gave an opportunity to the students to show their talent.
On October 3, 2016, along with the Gandhi Jayanti celebration, IPHS RAK decided to follow Mahatma Gandhi's principle of selfless service and put forth a commendable example to the student community that “Giving is not just about making a donation but it is about making a DIFFERENCE.”Mahatma Gandhi was not only an efficient leader of his time but also a great human being who left a legacy of Inspirational thoughts for life. He inspired everyone by his views “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
On the auspicious occasion of his birth anniversary, a HAIR DONATION CAMPAIGN- ‘Cut your lengths to gain a SMILE!’ was conducted in our school with the support of the organization- LOCKS of HOPE that works among the cancer patients.
The girl students of classes’ I-XII were encouraged to donate their lengthy locks of hair for cancer patients who were living an unpredictable life’s journey. Nearly 50 students from various classes and 10 teachers selflessly donated their hair as a HOPE for the cancer patients who lose their hair during the painful treatment they undergo. The youngest donors were from Class I and the oldest were from Class XII. A few members of the Parent Council , a few of our teachers rendered their heartfelt support to trim the donors’ hair and ensure safe, hygienic and systematic conduction of this campaign.
The HAIR DONATION CAMPAIGN was a grand success and a Blessed experience for all the participants. It was an overwhelming experience to be inspired and also to inspire --- to justify our existence as HUMAN BEINGS!
Mrs. Lisa Sam
Story Narration is an important activity which has always attracted children. Keeping this in view, a Story Narration Competition was held in English, Hindi and Malayalam for the students of class II on 9th and 10th of October 2016. There was a preliminary round which was conducted by their respective Language teachers. Students were selected for the final round where they narrated their stories confidently and displayed their skills in an effective manner. They were judged on the basis of the content, pronunciation and presentation. It was a feast for the eyes to see little ones exhibiting their talent. The winners were awarded with certificates in the assembly by the supervisor.
Action Song Competition was held for class I on October 5, 2016 and October 6, 2016. There was a preliminary round and students were judged on the basis of the content, action, presentation, clarity and pronunciation. Class teachers judged them and the best performers were selected for final round. The tiny tots participated enthusiastically in this activity. They sang songs with actions. They mesmerised everyone with their performance. The students were judged on the basis of given criteria and winners were given the certificates.
Science and G.K quiz was organised for class V on 12th October,2016. There were six teams each team comprising of four students. A variety of questions were asked in three rounds . First round was general round in which questions related to science were asked. The second round was based on environmental sensitivity. The final round was 'who am I'. The students had to identify the scientists on the basis of given clues. After the final round the points were calculated. VC and VE bagged first and second positions respectively. The Principal Mrs. Anubha Nijhawan appreciated the students for their commendable performance. She complimented the students and teachers for their efforts. She gave away the trophies to the winners. The supervisor Mrs. Santosh Shammy gave badges to the winners. It was a great moment for the students.
Spellings are an integral part of any language. They act like a foundation to build and use the language effectively. They also help to cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters. Spellings play important role as in reading and writing. To encourage students to spell correctly,SPELL BEE COMPETITION was conducted on October 11, 2016. A variety of assessment techniques were used. Three question papers assessing dictation words, Unscrambling words to form new words and tick the correct spellings were given.
Rules of the competition were as follows:
a) Dictation words should not start with capital letter.
b) If one letter is wrong , the entire word is wrong.
c) Under unscramble word category, any meaningful word formed by the given letters to be accepted.
Children enthusiastically took part in the competition. They competed with each other to spell the words correctly. The winners were honoured in the assembly.
Eyes are the most important organ of the body. To create awareness about the eyes and their health a vision check up programme was organised in IPHS for all classes. It was conducted in the school clinic with the the help of Sameer Opticals, Ras Al Khaimah. It started on 13th October and ended on 19th October, 2016. The students were given the tips about how to take care of their eyes.
It was a proud moment for IPHS when Ms. B.S.Kavvya of class V F, a child prodigy was declared the winner in 21st International & 13th National Abacus (UCMAS- Mental Arithmetic) Competitions. These competitions were held on 11th November, 2016 at Hamdan Sporting Complex,Dubai. She bagged II place in 21st International Championship : "F"Level (Intermediate-B) . She added one more feather to her cap by securing a place among the 9 Grand Champions in UAE from Level A-I. The champions who scored the highest marks were selected Grand Champions. She received these prizes on 19th November, 2016 in a award function held at Indian High school, Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Oud metha road in Burdubai organized by UCMAS-UAE.
On the occasion of UAE National Day the students of class II of IPHS presented a dance performance on 28.11.16. It was performed at the Ministry of Labour premises. 18 girls of class II performed a wonderful dance 'Blissful Friendship'. The music and dancing movements thrilled the spectators. Mrs. Shammy, Mrs. Sakina, Mrs. Soumya and Mrs. Kamini accompanied the students. Various schools performed on this occasion.
The campus of IPHS glittered with jubilation and delight on 10.11.16 as it was the occasion of Juniors’ Day Celebration. The chief guest for the function was Dr. Sathvik B. Sridhar, Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacy Department, RAK, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Chairman Mr. Reji Skariah, the Principal, Mrs. Anubha Nijhawan, Vice Principal, Dr. Annamma Mathew, Supervisors were present. The programme commenced at 5 p.m with the recital of Holy Quran followed by the UAE and India's National Anthem. The chief guest was extended a floral welcome. The chief guest addressed the students and emphasised on the need of reading for all round development. He complimented them for their immaculate performance and wished them a happy, healthy and cheerful life. After this primary section Annual Report was read by the supervisor Mrs. Shantosh Shammy. The annual report encapsulated the achievements and accomplishments of the students as well as school for the year 2015- 16. Proficiency certificates were awarded to those excelling in academics. The year 2016 has been declared as the year of reading, the cultural show began with the message 'Reading is the food of mind and soul.' The anchors dressed as Red Riding Hood and Alice emerged from a book and took the audience to the different lands showing the culture, tradition and music of those places. The cultural extravaganza showcased the talent of juniors. It was a conglomeration of Indian as well as western dance forms. It started with the scintillating welcome dance followed by a variety of performances. The students enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing performance. A skit in the form of dance drama conveyed the message of 'Save Water'. Traditional Tamil Farmer song displayed the enthusiasm of farmers. The vibrant songs, colourful costumes and synchronization filled the air with liveliness. The juniors kept the audience glued to their places till the end. The programme culminated with a happy note.
On 13.12.2016 a special assembly was conducted by the the students of class IV D to celebrate Christmas. A tableau was made and the students performed a musical story depicting an event from The Bible. The students displayed the joy and enthusiasm welcoming the festive season of Christmas with tapping their feet to the tunes of Jingle Bells. All the students could be seen clapping and tapping their feet as they were enthralled by the musical story. It was a delightful experience for all the students . The performance was appreciated by one and all.
Sanjeed Sagar participated in 4th UAE Open Karate Championship held at Al Wasl Club, Dubai. This event was organized by World Karate Federation on 13th January 2017. Sanjeed participated in two categories Kata and Kumite. He secured first position in Kata and second position in Kumite. He was awarded Certificates and trophy for his achievement. IPHS is proud of him.
Class IV B conducted a special assembly on 17th January on the theme of "Year of Giving". As Government of UAE has declared the year 2017 as the year of giving, the assembly gave a message to children that Giving is a great virtue. A short skit was enacted displaying the meaning, aim, goal and actions to be taken by the UAE Govt for making this year fruitful. Mrs. Lavannya elaborated on the theme that Year of Giving is to promote the culture of volunteering and loyalty to one's country. It is based on the idea of helping others without expecting anything in return. The main goal of this initiative is to make a difference in the lives of those we care for. It was followed by a speech on National Youth Day. Shreyash Kadam of class IV B expressed his views on the importance of youth day. Soham surprised everyone by showing some mathematical skills by adding and subtracting digits in a minute. In the end there was prize distribution. The assembly ended with a happy note. It was decided by everyone to give happiness to at least one person. The principal, the supervisor, the teachers and the students shook hands and wished everyone whomever they met.
Department of Islamic studies conducted an activity on Hijab on 31.1.17 on the occasion of World Hijab Day. The students were informed that this day was celebrated in 2013 for the first time. It was initiated by Nazma Khan. It is an event which is celebrated all over the world to encourage women to wear the hijab and experience the life of a woman who wears hijab. The students were also apprised that Hijab is an Arabic word which means barrier or partition. In Islam however, it has broader meaning. It is a symbol of modesty. The teachers demonstrated how to wear hijab properly. A competition was also conducted to make them realize the importance of hijab and how to wear it. The girls of primary section prepared posters displaying the catchy slogans.Through the posters the students tried to convey the message of freedom of choice. The activity was enjoyed by everyone.
IPHS always gives importance to health of its students. Keeping this in view, a Vaccination Programme was carried on for class I students on 29.1.2017. The DT and OPV vaccines were administered to the students. Dr.Sulochana Jaya Prakash along with two nurses, Mrs. Veena and Mrs. Jessy vaccinated the students. Oral Poliovirus vaccine was given to them.
In order to harmonize with the motto of the year 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’, a small venture was initiated by the students of classes IV and V as part of their picnic to Saqr Park on 7th and 8th February respectively. It was a humanitarian step put forward by the children to give something to the workers in the Park. As they work in the severe cold outside it was a good decision to give some blankets, woolen caps, mufflers, gloves, socks etc. The fund for the same was collected by the students as per their wish. All the students participated with much enthusiasm and the amount was enough to purchase the required items.
At the park under the guidance of the teachers, the students themselves distributed the clothes among the workers. The students shared their happiness in becoming a part of such a move and it gave them an opportunity to show their concern towards the needy. It helped to create a feeling in their mind that life is not mere acquiring knowledge and playing video games, ‘it is to care and to give’. Even though it was a simple step from the school authority, the impact it made was of immense importance. Children should understand the mere facts of life. They should care for their fellow beings and they should have the mentality to give to others from what they have.We hope to continue ‘giving, sharing and caring ‘throughout this year as it is ‘the Year of Giving’ and learn the good lessons of life together.
Picnics and outings are recreational activities which rejuvenate children after continuous studies. To give them a break from the monotony of work, Picnics were held for the classes I to V at Saqr Park in the month of January and February. The students of different classes were taken on different days. They were escorted by their class teachers. The students were ready with their picnic bags and eagerly waiting to board the buses. On reaching there the greenery all around filled them with elation. There they had fun-filled day full of fun activities. Refreshments, swings and rides filled the children with renewed vigour. They had gala time in the lush green grass of the park. The significant aspect of the picnic was that students gave away blankets and woolen items to the workers in the park. This gesture instilled among children a feeling that caring and sharing is the great virtue.