FREEDOM CELEBRATES FREEDOM!!
FIS celebrated our nation’s 73rd Independence Day with fervour, exhibiting the flavours of India in the form of dance, drama and song. The band procession, hoisting of the national flag, the singing of the National Anthem and the National Song in unison, filled everyone with pride and honour. The teachers adorned in the tricolour, added to the patriotic ambience.
A country, despite its diverse cultural heritage, stood for freedom with a purpose was displayed through a classical dance.Our children brought to light various issues that the youth of today face which included peer pressure, effects of social media, the impact of gadgets and substance abuse through their theatrical performances followed by a bewitching contemporary dance performance by the seniors expressing life as a journey-adventurous, unpredictable, momentous! A spectacular manifestation of the myriad pathways undertaken by the mind and soul portraying ultimate freedom.
Excitement filled the air in FIS as the students were all geared up for the basketball match between the former students and the present students. The friendly match was aimed at strengthening the bonds between the ex-students and the present students. Both teams gave their best shot, while the former students stood victorious after a tough competition. The performance and fervour of the teams reflected the true spirit of FIS.
Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self and to the self. That's exactly what we had aimed for on International Yoga Day at FIS.
Our sports ground saw parents, students as well as teachers throng in at 7 am with their yoga mats to begin their day with a perfect Suryanamaskar.
Surprisingly, the participating yogis managed a full 21 Suryanamaskars without an inkling that they would successfully complete the same.
What a brilliant start to the day!
Later in the day the students meditated and performed the various asanas with ease as they experienced the benefits of the simple everyday asanas that were demonstrated.
Interestingly, a theatrical group from HAL performed a spectacular street play on the conservation of water bringing out the issue beautifully for even the non- Kannada speaking audience.
The students enjoyed every bit of the humour and the message.
Author Visit :
The school had organised an author visit for the primary classes, conducted by Rachna Chhabria on 22nd March 2019. Children immensely enjoyed having the author among them, who shared her experiences of writing books and also illustrated the same. The activities and the question answer sessions conducted by them, motivated our budding writers.
The children of Class III enjoyed an interactive session with budding author Naomi Kundu. Naomi Kundu, a graphic designer by profession, took the children on her year long journey creating the book.
Investiture Ceremony was conducted on the 26th March, 2019 .The leaders who form the Senior and Junior School Cabinet for the academic year 2019-20 were officially recognised by our Principal, Ms. Sneha Rai during a special assembly.
Prize distribution :
Prize distribution was held on 28th March 2019 for the academic session 2018-2019. Children with 100% Attendance, Academic Excellence and All Rounders in each class were awarded with the certificates. Karan Kini of Class 8A was awarded Student of the Year Trophy(Senior) and Kaustubh Revanuru of Grade 5C was awarded Student of the Year Trophy(Junior).
Thyagaraja Aaradhane Day - 2019 :
-Thyagaraja Aaradhane was conducted on the 1st of February 2019.The children rendered some great compositions in Carnatic music enjoyed by one and all. A special feature this year was the violin recital..
Graduation Day - 2019 :
-Graduation Day was observed in all its solemnity during the formal part of the function. The graduates had a great time in the 'after party session' as they grooved to popular beats.
January-2019 Heritage Day :
-Heritage Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the children and staff as the whole of FIS came attired in ethnic wear. The special assembly included traditional dances and information from various parts of India. A heritage quiz was also conducted.
December-2018 Junior Sports Day :
-The FIS junior sports day was a colorful, fun filled event held on 7 January 2018.The theme "Indigenous games " was aptly called 'KHEL FIS KHEL '. The day started with an 'invocation' followed by the 'lighting of the torch'.Then there was an orderly walk past led by the flag bearers and mascot bearers.The mascots ' Hathi, Oont, and the Basava' were colorfully decorated. The tiny tots took part in various races which were inspired by indigenous games .
December-2018 Senior Sports Day :
-Senior Sports Day was celebrated on 8th September 2018. “Aata Aadu”, was the tagline, referring to the games played in the villages of India.The event began with the inauguration song, invoking the blessings of the Almighty . This was followed by the March Past which was a marvelous display of discipline and co-ordination followed traditional dances and art forms from all over India. This was followed by fun and flat races, obstacle and hurdles in which the athletes showed their prowess.
Young Scientist Competition-2018 :
-Children from V to X participated in the Young Scientists’ Challenge where they exhibited their analytical scientific, critical thinking, research and presentation skills. Models of a candy vending machine, DNA structure, Gauss rifle, hydraulic systems and hydroponics were displayed.
Cooking Without Fire Competition-2018:
-Cooking Without fire competition was held for Classes I to IV. Students participated in large numbers and prepared palatable dishes like vegetable salad, fruit salad, chaats, sandwiches, fruit sticks, veg burgers, ice-cream shakes, sundaes and fruit desserts.
Children's Day 2018:
-The teachers awed the children with their performance on Children’s Day just to entertain the little ones. What a wonderful display of talent!.
Kannada Rajyotsava 2018:
- Kannada Rajyotsava was celebrated on a grand scale. The stage decoration and ‘Merevenege’ (procession) was something to behold! The children showcased the culture of the different sects of Karnataka through dance and music.
Hindi Diwas 2018:
- Hindi Diwas was celebrated with great enthusiasm and the children put up a great show that included dances, skit, and actual rendition of poetry.
- The FIS MUN is one of the most prestigious events conducted during the course of the year. The freshers or ‘newbies’ participated enthusiastically and observed their seniors who have created a bench mark for themselves as they win accolades during the Inter School events.
Choral Recitation and Debate Competition:
- The Inter House Choral Recitation Competition was held on 21st August 2018. This Inter House competition took place in two categories : Classes 1 & 2 and Classes 3 & 4. The poems were recited smartly and rhythmically supported by colourful props and costumes.
- The Inter House Debate Competition took place on 28th August 2018 and 30th August 2018.Some of the topics included, "The more the degrees, the better are the chances for success," "Do Indians have a sense of social responsibility?" and "Should education in the future be knowledge based or skill based?". The children had valid and insightful points which were debated on with great gusto.
- The debate for Classes 9 & 10 was conducted in the Parliamentary style. The Government and the Opposition put forth their points confidently in front of the Speaker.
- Our children with the able support of the School Cabinet members put up a commendable show for teachers on 5th September 2018, during the Teacher’s Day Celebrations. One of the activities included having a ramp walk for all the teachers which concluded with the teachers swaying to the latest beats on stage. Both the teachers and children enjoyed the day thoroughly!
- The NURSERY children of our school celebrated Grandparents’ Day on the 6th and 7th September, 2018.
- The children welcomed them by singing a few rhymes and songs in different languages. The grandparents were in awe seeing the children take part enthusiastically in the activities more or less independently. With great delight they played as well as taught the children the Indigenous games such as Pagade, 5 Stones, Chauka Bara and Aliguli Mane which were specially arranged for them. It was a heart-warming experience to watch the grandparents mingle with all the children and go back home with broad smiles.
- Our teachers have done us proud!!!!
- Ms. Sayani and Mr. Shankar were the finalists in the Teacher’s event ‘Qwiz 2018’ held at National Hill View Public School which had over 170 teams competing!
- Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour.
- Children showcased the fact that we need to act responsibly by consciously working towards freeing our environment from the plastic that is choking our system.
- The Western Dance group depicted this theme through an insightful contemporary dance performance.
- The Indian Dance children showcased the brilliance of the sun in all its grace and simplicity in a scintillating manner.
- The music groups rendered their songs with a gusto which evoked a feeling of patriotism in one and all.
- The theme of the Inter House Skit Competition this year was ‘Revolution’. The Houses put up a good show by bringing out the extreme struggle that the common people experienced to free themselves from insensitive governance in France, Russia, The USA and South Africa.
- The PA1 was conducted from 9th to16th July.
- Auditions for the ‘FIS has Talent’ Competition were conducted throughout the month of July. The grand Finale was held on 27th July.
The winner from the Senior Section was PRARTHANA PRAMOD (6D) for her mesmerising, solo semi-classical dance performance.
The team of SUDIKSHA NIRANJAN (3D), PRATYUSHA HEGDE(3C) and AADYA SANDEEP(3C) attired in funky costumes held the judges and the audience spellbound with their group dance and bagged the first place in the Junior category.
- The new academic year began on 1st June, 2018.
- On 5th June, World Environment Day was celebrated with a special assembly. The children proudly presented a very comprehensive programme about the banning of plastic especially considering that India is the host country this year.
- On 21st June, International Yoga Day was celebrated. All our children performed asanas with soft, calming instrumental music playing in the background under the able guidance of the Yoga teacher, on the Sports Ground.