school life

  • clubs

    Clubs provide an opportunity for adaptation to life in the group, forming good life-long habits and cultivating a practical temperament. The focus of the clubs is mainly on entrepreneurship, building confidence, out-of-the-box thinking, exploring interests, making friendships that will last a lifetime and developing an awareness of the society that we live in.

    FIS offers the following range of clubs for their students from Classes V to X:

    • Hands-on Science:
      This club provides opportunities to explore, invent, discover, research and to encourage scientific thinking.
    • Math Club:
      Children play games that use math, create works of art or make puzzles and riddles that use math as a part of the solution.
    • Quiz Club:
      This club is for those children who enjoy using their grey cells to the maximum, exercising their curiosity, connecting the dots, arriving at an answer and expressing the answer in a split second.
    • Cookery Club:
      Children enjoy getting together, rolling up their sleeves and dishing out delectable stuff. They learn all about the nutritional value of food, its taste and hygienic preparation.
    • Public speaking:
      Children cultivate the ability to not only speak but think on their feet in front of an audience. This is the place where leaders are made! The students are trained to get rid of their inhibitions and talk freely with confidence.
    • Indigenous games:
      This club spreads awareness of the native games of India among children. They enjoy sharing their experiences with their parents/grandparents who have grown up on these games.
    • Eco-club:
      The extent of degradation of the world environment is indisputable. This club spreads awareness and encourages early intervention for rectification. Activists, who take their work seriously, first implement systems in their immediate surroundings, the school.
    • Thinking Skills and Enrichment Club:
      This club helps in honing the analytical skills and logical reasoning of children and improving their problem solving abilities.
    • Drama Club:
      Thechildren, who have atalent for donning various roles, explore their skills here where they can improvise, improve their facial expressions, learn voice modulation and improve their body language to become expert dramatists.
    • Health and Wellness:
      A healthy body is a prerequisite for a healthy mind. Conducting 'health walks', yoga, meditation, health talks with prominent personalities in this field about increasing physical activity and healthy eating habits are some of the activities done in this club.
  • school cabinet

    A formal election is conducted from class IV onwards based on the electoral process in India as FIS follows the principle'for the children, of the children, by the children.'

    The cabinet members for the academic year 2015-2016 are as follows

    The members of the School Cabinet 2015-16 are

    Head Prefect- Anind Kiran

    Sports

    Captain- GayatriBrahmandam.

    Vice Captain- TusharPatil

    Canary House

    Captain- Vibha S Reddy.

    Vice Captain- Harry Patel

    Flamingo House

    Captain- Charithra C Hegde

    Vice Captain- Chandan Kumar

    Pelican House

    Captain- Sanjana A Reddy

    Vice Captain- Sowmya R Nair

    Toucan House

    Captain- MehulGoenka

    Vice Captain- Shashwat V

  • sports activities

    Physical Education is an important part of our co-scholastic activities. Sports fosters team spirit, sportsmanship and over all physical development. The school encourages children to develop their fitness levels through exercises, aerobics and games. Healthy eating habits are also encouraged from the Nursery upwards. Moreover, track and field events are conducted throughout the year along with march past and basic gymnastics.

    In today's world of technology with the internet, television and video games serving as a stiff competition for the outdoors, it is more important than ever to ensure that our kids get enough exercise, understand the importance of playing outdoors and learning the rules of fair play.

    The Spirit of good Sportsmanship is learnt on the playing fields at school. Sports teaches us about teamwork and to work together to achieve a common goal. It's also about trust and responsibility and about dealing with success and failure. We learn about coping with pressure and the need to stick with training in order to improve. Research carried out both in the West and East support that teens who are involved in extracurricular activities actually do better than their non-involved peers in a number of areas.

    At FIS, we do have an exclusive collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. We have long jump, high jump, discus throw, javelin throw and the shot putt. In addition to these, we have basketball, football, throw ball, cricket, badminton, table tennis, chess and carrom.

  • visual arts

    "Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." ~ Mary Lou Cook

    Our Creative Lab is a space designed for our children to explore their artistic talents and develop their own intrinsic style. Splashing a canvas with colours while listening to music, their self-esteem is strengthened and so is their character. They learn the different techniques of art- both Indian and Western- and to appreciate great painters and sculptors. An Art Exhibition is held every year to showcase their budding talent and to encourage them to fulfil their potential.

    Skills, Attitudes, and Concepts Developed in the Creative Lab:

    • Enjoyment of the creative process
    • Experience with several arts and crafts media
    • Expression of feelings or ideas using a variety of art media
    • Observance of movement, texture, colour, or line composition
    • Development of visual perceptual skills
    • Development of positive self-concept
    • Observance of a story or mood represented in pictures
    • Learning to respect different ideas and different ways of working
    • Learning to handle art media tools appropriately
  • performing arts

    a) CARNATIC MUSIC

    Every promising talent needs a guru and at Freedom International, Carnatic music is taught in a systematic manner by a competent teacher, adhering to the rules of classical music.

    The basics of Carnatic music are based on a swara system. To start learning carnatic music, the student is trained with voice training sessions called varishas, followed bygeethams, varnams and keerthanas. Varishas are swara patterns that train a student to handle a particular raga to equip him to learn carnatic music. It also initiates the students to the concept of tala or rhythm. Carnatic music is sung at different speed levels in order to increase the strength and control of the voice.In addition to learning vocal music, the children begin to appreciate great carnatic music and well known singers of this genre.

    Every year 'ThyagarajaAradhane' is celebrated in school, in which both teachers and students participate with great enthusiasm.

    WESTERN MUSIC

    Western music too has its place in the curriculum at Freedom International School. This enables the students to learn music from an international perspective. Apart from English classical music and popular songs, the syllabus includes songs of various European screen plays, which enables the students to broaden their scope and understanding of western music.

    Students will learn to –

    • Sing independently, on pitch and in rhythm, with appropriate timbre, diction, and posture.
    • Sing expressively, with appropriate dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation.
    • Sing from memory a varied repertoire of songs representing genres and styles from diverse cultures.
    • Sing in groups, blending vocal timbres, matching dynamic levels, and responding to the cues of a conductor.
    • Sing accurately and with good breath control throughout their singing ranges, alone and in small and large ensembles.
    • Sing music representing diverse genres and cultures.
    • Sing music written in two and three parts (HARMONY).

    CLASSICAL DANCE

    Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? ~Friedrich Nietzsche

    Thus at Freedom our children dance away at every opportunity. The children are exposed to classical music and dance and so discover their traditional roots and rich history.

    Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form, is taught from Class I onwards. This popular dance form is a combination of melody, expressions, and rhythm. The three main elements of Bharatanatyam are Nritya, Nritta, and Natya. Nritya emphasizes body movements and various dance postures. Nritta highlights rhythm and body movements. Natya gives significance to poem and drama. When performed with absolute concentration, this dance form is as beneficial as yoga. The numerous health benefits of bharatanatyam include helping to improve body balance, flexibility, concentration, endurance and discipline. Every year, our children showcase their talent in dance through the School Day function, Inter House competitions and Inter School competitions as well as performances during the celebration of various festivals.

    WESTERN DANCE

    Western dance too has its place in the curriculum at Freedom International School. Our children are trained various dance styles namely Contemporary, Hip - hop, Gymnastics, Freestyle, Salsa Indo - Jazz, Folk, Bollywood and Creative Movement. We aim at giving quality movement education to children, making sure they keep fit, learn the moves and have a whole lot of fun during each lesson.

  • yoga

    "Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without. " -YmberDelecto.

    Yoga is a form of exercise, meditation, and breathing practices with Indian roots designed to bring unity to the mind, body, and spirit. Children experience many of the same physical benefits adults do from practicing yoga. Yoga strengthens them and helps them become more flexible and coordinated.

    At Freedom International, we have a specific programme for yoga that helps children to develop their powers of concentration, to learn ways to relax and get control of stress in their lives. Besides, yoga for kids teaches self-discipline. As part of the practice of yoga, kids need to slow down, hold certain postures, breathe or think in acertain way. It also enhances imagination and empathy.

    Children are asked to strike poses from nature. They might assume the pose of a snake, or a tree, or a dog. Then they are asked to imagine what it would be like to be those life forms. In this way, children learn early on to connect with all the life on the planet and realize that similarities far outweigh differences.

  • cmca

    Children are powerful agents of change. It was on this premise that the Children's Movement for Civic Awareness began. This project enables children to understand their surroundings in a systematic and focused manner. They become aware of the problems in and around their institution and community and also understand that solutions can be found when the right authorities are approached at the right time.

  • nie

    To inculcate the reading habit in children and improve their general knowledge Newspaper in Education was introduced in FIS. Students are abreast with current affairs and contribute articles for the newspaper.

  • Field Trips and over Nighters

    In the month of December, children from the middle and senior sections pack their bags and are ready to take off for a few days along with their friends. They experience a sense of adventure, as they have a gala time "out" with friends. They also learn responsibility, cooperation, tolerance and become independent and self sufficient.

  • Events and Celebrations

    FIS conducts various events catering to various talents and abilities, throughout the year. The events are so calendarised that we have several events every month. The events range from competitions like the Spell Bee and Quiz, to competitions like Outlive and Ace Solutions which test the children's knowledge and aptitude and higher order thinking skills. Public Speaking skills are demonstrated through Debate, JAM and Weave A Story. Their Creativity is brought out through Photo Op, Movie Making, Creative Commentary, Poster Making and Cartooning. Rhythmic rendition and coordination is tested through Choral Recitations and Choir Singing and Team building through Minute to Win it, Skit and Mad Ads. Their culinary skills are tested through Cooking without Fire and we add colour with our Flower Rangoli Competitions. We showcase the latest fad of being a radio artist through our Radio Fridays.

    We truly have a very EVENT FULL year.Every year!

    Celebrations

    To keep the social thread alive and intact in the children, most festivals, both national and religious are celebrated with great vigour and enthusiasm. We believe that there are many things that cannot be taught, except by experience.Hence celebrations are an integral part of school life and cultural diversity is one of the most celebrated aspects at FIS.

  • Competitions

    FIS makes excellent arrangements for children's participation in external competitions.We train,inspire and encourage them to give their best and win laurels for themselves and their alma mater. These competitions not only give the students the platform to showcase their talents,but also help them to absorb and assimilate various aspects from their peers coming from varied institutions.

    Celebrations

    To keep the social thread alive and intact in the children, most festivals, both national and religious are celebrated with great vigour and enthusiasm. We believe that there are many things that cannot be taught, except by experience.Hence celebrations are an integral part of school life and cultural diversity is one of the most celebrated aspects at FIS.

  • Medical Check-ups

    A general health, eye and dental check up of all the students in the school are conducted every year in the school premises by a specialised doctor.

  • house

    Wings gives flight to freedom of thought and expression, therefore we have the four Houses named after birds. Canary represents the yellow House, Flamingo the red House, Pelican the blue House and Toucan the green House.

  • radio friday

    The school is reverberating with music. Yes it's the lunch break at FIS on a Friday. Each house is given a turn to exhibit their radio jockey skills.