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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Taisi Sports meet Pune

   The Taisi sports meet in pune was one of the most enjoyable things in the year, and I was lucky to be a part of it. The host school, Vishwashanti Gurukul was a wonderful and hospitable host. All the students in the host school were friendly and kind. They all tried to make us feel comfortable. As we were eating our breakfast on the first day we saw the other schools come in and even though initially we were shy soon we introduced ourselves and were talking. Then we all went for practice as the day the sports had not begun and we took time to be familiar with the ground we were playing.
   Next day at the opening ceremony they were some speeches and all the schools did march past and the principal of the school declared the sports meet open. All the people dispersed to different sports and all the competitions begun. Every where people were giving their best in the sport and as always, there were people who won and people who lost.
   There was fierce competition in every sport and for all the days it proceeded on. At evenings for relaxing and soothing our senses, everyone used to go to the cultural show and have fun. Everyday people got eliminated while others won moved forward. There were a few fights but everything went smooth. At the closing ceremony all the prizes were handed out and speeches were given to cheer people up and to tell them the importance of team work. At the end people said good bye to each other and many people played friendly matches and had everyone joining in. On the whole it was all a very nice experience and an enjoyable one. I hope it continues to be so in the future.
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Einstein campus Health Walk..

On November 14, 2010 on account of Children's Day, we the Oakridge students walked a 5Kms health walk to support diabetes research.  It was fun walking with everyone knowing that what we were doing was for a good cause.  Let me not forget the wonderful faculty who also actively contributed to this health walk.  We were holding banners while we walked and there was always a student on one side of the banner and a teacher on the other.  At first I thought 5K was going to be a very tiring experience, but when i walked with my friends and had fun, seemed really short and I wanted to walk more.  The walk started from KBR Park. Then we walked till the Jubilee Hills Check post and came back around to the KBR park.This walk was special to me because my grandfather is diabetic.  I am happy that i was a part of this wonderful program because it was personally a good cause for me and generally a good cause throughout the world.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

The day I met the Prince

We, the students of Grades VI-IX were fortunate to be an audience for the play “The Day I Met the Prince” staged in Hyderabad Children’s Festival held at Shilpkala Vedika on November 23. It was a very bright and colourful performance. The play was loaded with energy and lot of pep. The script was supported with many lively songs and dances. Small magic tricks were also incorporated in the script which made it even more enjoyable for all of us. Since the play was interactive, we all had a lot of fun. The part I appreciated best about the play was that the actors could connect effectively with children. The play addressed important issues like identity, creativity, understanding and empathy to different cultures. The entire concept of the play was unique and impressed me and my friends.

Watching the play was indeed a great experience.

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As a part of the ongoing “ Live Your Dreams” project, I and  Hiranya of Grade VIII met the celebrity singer, S P Balasubramanyam at Sarathy Studios on  November 23.  SPB, as he is popularly known, answered questions ranging from his humble beginnings to reaching the epitome of his career. He spoke about the importance of education in an individual’s life. He exhorted the youngsters to set their goals and have a single minded focus to follow it with zeal and passion. It was a wonderful experience to meet a legend and then watch him hosting a children’s music reality show ‘Padutha Teeyaga’. It was indeed a dream come true.
                                          Asha Suresh
                                     Secondary Maths Teacher
I truly ‘Lived My Dream’ the day I met my idol SPB. Meeting him in person was one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life so far. The interaction was not only exciting but also informative as he advised us, the youngsters, to be zealous and focused towards our aim. It was a very inspiring talk and I brought back with me lot of valuable counsel.  
 Hiranya Sivakumar 
Grade VIII

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Samay Chakra an Inter School art competition was organized by Manipal Hillside Academy

This was in connection with the children’s day celebrations. The show was sponsored by Titan  group.Titan being the God of Time according to Greek mythology children were supposed to show this relationship through their painting.
Mr. Satyanarayana  Visual Arts teacher  along with his six smart students was at the venue not only sure but confident to win the competition .

 “Our Painting showed Atlas supporting the earth in his hands depicting the importance of time in our lives.After an unexpected victory I felt the contest was worthwhile.”  ( Dhyan VII grade )

“The experience of going for the Art competition was one that I will never forget. It was fun right from the beginning  till the end.We did not just draw and paint a beautiful picture ,but learned a lot as well since the topic was “Titan watches” I feel lucky to have been in this competition.”  Raga VII Grade

“I felt very happy because I was selected for the competition. We did the painting about Samay Chakra the importance of time. I was happy to win the contest”  Veena VII grade.
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Friday, November 19, 2010


A strand of communication initiated to provide a platform for the Oakridge family to share campus insights and success stories with our parents and the global community. This blog has been initiated for an interactive dissemination of information and a stronger communion. Being cognizant of the fact that technological enhancement is the way of the world, we open up the bounds for all to be a part of this novel process of communication. This initiative would emerge as a platform for instantaneous correspondence for the Oakridge family where the connection within would be rapid.
One of the dimensions of Technology aided teaching is the breakdown of the barrier of distance. It can help bring students from across the world together and be part of a collaborative learning journey. THE FLAT CLASSROOM, a global digital space project is an exciting way to develop authentic and meaningful learning opportunities for young children. The project was co-founded in 2006 by the faculty of some schools in America and China. Since then a series of projects have been implemented that have joined over 3000 students and educators from more than 25 countries in virtual and facetoface opportunities that have enhanced cultural understanding, formed lasting friendships and shaped the future of education to change the world as we know it today. The students of Grade V of our school registered with the Flat Classroom and connected with students in a school in Argentina. They used voice threads to explore the concept of ‘Heroes’ in different cultures and contexts. Their own favourite heroes and why they chose them. The children are learning to appreciate different points of view and add new dimensions to their units of inquiry. It’s a breakthrough concept and we plan to take it to greater heights.
I welcome this opportunity to make connections and having ignited the spark, encourage all members of the Oakridge Community to keep the flame burning.
 On that note, I close my first blog and extend my heartfelt greetings of the season to one and all.
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