At Indus International School Bangalore we believe that craft-centered education creates a balance between theory and monotonous learning through creative stimulation and self-expression. We encourage folk traditions and local performing arts as a medium to sensitize students to the socio-economic problems and readdress notions of leadership to develop the cognitive, emotional and spiritual aspects. In this act, using handcrafted organic goat-leather puppets, our students have conceptualized, created and beautifully portrayed the story of Eklavya, Dronacharya and Arjun, showcasing the significance of teachers in their lives. #InternationalSchools #Leadership #Innovation
The introduction of drone systems in our curriculum can lead to the development of organizational and cultural values in students making them more suitable for future leadership roles. The applications of drone technology range all the way from mathematics to data interpretation to geography. We at Indus International School, Bangalore have created a skeletal structure of a curriculum wherein drone systems can be included and implemented. Our grade 11 students are giving a real-time physics lesson to grade 9 students through experiential learning. They have done a brilliant job in creating and demonstrating the operational implementation of drone systems, and we hope they reach even greater heights through this learning! #InternationalSchools #Leadership #Innovation
It is extremely vital for our students to understand privilege, sensitize them to socio-economic norms and realize the dignity of labor. Our servant leadership initiative, Community Kitchen strives to imbibe these values in our students by introducing them to the conditions of migrant workers. With 4 verticals (cooking, packaging, gardening, distribution) overseen primarily by Indus students, 5 construction sites for migrant workers that will help provide the necessary nutrition to women & children, and an upcoming literacy center, we hope and aim to bring alive the idea of Think Global Act Local, and make a difference in our community as a whole. #InternationalSchools #Leadership #Innovation
Our efforts at rectifying the imbalance in our education system through empowering both students and artists finds a deep connect with Gandhian principles of craft-centered education. The concepts of excellence, deliberate practice, collaboration, motivation and art as a way of life are enlivened when students work with artist from different walks of life. Our esteemed guests Ms. Geeta Rao, Mr. Naresh Ponnappa and Mr. Premchand Palety were witness to this splendid art and amazing talent. #InternationalSchools #Leadership #Innovation
The Indus IBPYP Exhibition is the culmination of our students’ holistic learning journey. To educate the heart and the mind and not the brain alone, it is imperative that students learn by doing, understand the dignity of labor and the power of hands, not merely for production work but also for developing intellect and values. Guided by their teachers, our students have led the inquiry and have confidently applied a mixture of knowledge and skills acquired over the years in the PYP. Today’s exhibit was an amalgamation of this knowledge, understanding, empathy and intellect of our students that we hope will help them achieve great things. #InternationalSchools #Leadership #Innovation
At Indus, Leadership is looked upon as one of the core competencies, necessitated by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Leadership Curriculum at Indus seeks to transform students and help them connect to their environment, society and themselves. Students of Grades 6,7,8, 9 and 11 celebrated Leadership Day on 2 March 2019. The day celebrated each students’ journey in this academic session. Apart from I-Lead speeches and display of Leadership Journals, the students also put up a display of some of their innovative projects. The theme for this academic session was “Tikkun Olam” or “Repair the World” The four houses i.e. Orion, Hercules, Pegasus and Phoenix not only showcased their successes in House Vision tasks but also competed against each other in two competitions: JAM (Just a Minute) and Panel Discussion. The Panel discussion had the following theme: “ Does individual social responsibility end with paying one’s taxes and corporate social responsibility?” The day also honoured students who have showcased immense resilience and grit during difficult and trying times in their lives. The Resilience award for 2018-2019 was awarded to Ananya Choudhari of Grade 12 and Jashwant Jayaram of Grade 9. The Young Achievers award was given to students who have been involved and achieved remarkable success in academics, whole education and/or leadership projects. Phoenix house picked up the Women Empowerment Project Award for their success on the that focussed on women’s health and sanitation. Hercules House bagged the House Vision award for their success in the science exhibition.
The Senior School Indus Day commenced with the melodious rendition of the invocation song titled ‘Where the mind is without fear’. This was followed by the innovation dance and the address of the CEO of the Indus Trust, Lieutenant General Arjun Ray (Retd.) who discussed the significance of not only educating the head and the heart, but also the mind. The programme proceeded with a fine display of talent, creativity and skill. Through the Banjara Dance, the students celebrated the potential and the eternal wandering spirit in every human being. In the English Play, The Defenseless Creatures, students portrayed a series of contradictions in life which left the audience laughing and at the same time understanding the absurdity of communication through two different situations. The Hindi Play, Desh Ko Aage Badhao was a satire on Indian politics highlighting the corruption prevalent in the Indian political system. The chief highlight of the evening was the Jugalbandi where the students from Indus International School collaborated with the children of the Manganiyar community (of The Little Princes of Rajasthan fame) and presented a fusion of traditional and contemporary music and songs. As a tribute to the folk tradition and art of India, there was a special performance by the children of the Manganiyar community in appreciation of their culture and heritage. The show culminated with a musical extravaganza by the Indus Orchestra and Choir displaying style and resplendence through an electrifying performance. The orchestra played various pieces from the western classical world of music. The vibrancy with which the orchestra was conceptualized using different instruments, enthralled the audience who could only watch spellbound as the students exhibited their innate and developing talents through their riveting performances. The songs presented by the Indus choir left the audience mesmerized with their rendition. The amalgamation of musical performances, orchestra, drama and dance presentations was a visual and acoustic treat for all.
Indus International School Bangalore (IISB) proudly announces that Nitisha Iyer (grade 10 Batch; AY 2017 – 18) has topped the country in Enterprise subject during her IGCSE, June Series Board Examination 2018. Nitisha received the 'Outstanding Cambridge Learners Award' on February 9th from Cambridge Assessment. This is the second year in a row that IISB has received this recognition. Heartiest Congratulations to Nitisha for showcasing such high levels of discipline and determination in achieving academic excellence! Kudos to the Indus Middle School Academics Team!
It was a joy-filled day on Friday, 11th January 2019, as students, parents, teachers and invited guest and dignitaries gathered together at the school playground of Indus International School to hold 16th Senior School Annual Sports Day. The programme began with hoisting school sports flag. Followed by a well-co-ordinated march past by the houses with outstanding performance and uniformity which they showed as they marched along the race tracks. The chief guest, Shri Sandeep Somesh, CEO Lieutenant General Arjun Ray and Principal Mrs. Sarojini Rao graced the occasion with their presence. Principal Mrs. Sarojini Rao welcomed the esteemed gathering and emphasised on the importance of sports in a child's life. The chief guest, Shri Sandeep Somesh, in his speech shared few personal sporting experiences and enlightened the audience on the essentials of sports in a child’s life and emphasised on developing hockey team at Indus. The students displayed a wide array of colourful and reverberant events such as Aerobics display and Sports Tableau display. They mesmerised the audience with their energetic performance in the Tug of War and races. The Best march past trophy and the overall champion trophy was awarded to the Phoenix house. In the end Vice Principal Mrs. Aditi Pant delivered vote of thanks by expressing gratitude and applauded the effort of the students and the teachers for making the event a huge success.
At 10 am on 24th January, 2019, four girls from Indus International School, Bangalore summited the highest peak of Africa and one of the seven summits of the world, Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters). It was a 10 day expedition organized by the school's “Peak to Lead” Team, from January 18, 2019. A group of 11 students, with six girls and 5 boys that perceived through a treacherous night-long trek. From humid rainforests to rainy grasslands to windy alpine desserts and finally the snow-capped peak, the Indus Eagles encountered various situations like climatic fluctuations, sub-zero temperatures and altitude sickness that pushed them to think quickly on their feet. The last leg of the trek, the steep climb to the summit which happens at midnight, not only tested the students’ physical strength but their mental endurance as well. After a long walk through the night and witnessing probably the most beautiful sunrise above the clouds, 4 Indus girls emerged on top. The group was led by their able leader, Mr. Mitesh Singh (Trainer, Indus School of Leadership), who was also accompanied by Captain Bijoy Bose and Ms. Harshali Varthak. Heartisest congratulations and salute to the following Eagles from Indus International School Bangalore and Hyderabad: 1) Sahaat Poddar; Grade 8; Indus International School Bangalor; Uhuru Peak; 5,895 meters 2) Geetha Damarapati; Grade 11; Indus International School Bangalore; Uhuru Peak; 5,895 meters 3) Saniya Patel; Grade 11; Indus International School Bangalore; Uhuru Peak; 5,895 meters 4) Prerna Agarwal; Grade 11; Indus International School Bangalore; Uhuru Peak; 5,895 meters 5) Agustya Singh; Grade 8; Indus International School Bangalore; Stella point; 5,758 meters 6) Anum Merchant; Grade 11; Indus International School Bangalore; 5,000 meters 7) Alysa Joseph; Grade 9; Indus International School Bangalore; 5,000 meters 8) Shriya Kamath; Grade 11; Indus International School Bangalore; Kibo Hut; 4,730 meters