Workshop on ‘Choices of Streams and Careers’

Date: 22nd October, 2019

Resource person: Mr.Arindam Bhattacharya

Participants: Parents and students (IX & X)

Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

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The school organized a workshop on “Choices of Streams and Careers”for the students and parents of Class IX and X, on October 22, 2019. The workshop was conducted by Arindam Bhattacharya. He emphasized on the fact that education is just not the harbinger for sustenance but it is also about pursuing the true essence of one’s life.

The aim of the workshop was to help the students make informed decision. The session covered various facets of career choice and its determining factors such as aptitude and interest, availability of opportunity and inherent potential. Urging the students to believe in their strengths and follow their passion, the resource people also threw light on the various skills required for pursuing a particular career, and how a combination of such skills is essential for success in a field. Further the students were introduced to the various career paths available under the categories Humanities, Science, Commerce, Vocational Skills and new careers based on competitive exams. The senior headmistress   Ms.Shefalee Gupta also apprised the parents about the subjects offered by the school and answered queries posed by the parents. It was indeed an enriching experience, particularly to those who were still indecisive in deciding their streams and careers.

Workshop on ‘Positive Parenting’ by Dr. Roma Kumar, 
Clinical Psychologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital & Max Hospital
Date: 12th October, 2019
Resource person: Dr. Roma Kumar
Participants: Parents (I – V)
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

It is an acknowledged fact that parents play an important role in a child's life and certainly the 21st century generation presents particular parenting challenges.Being a parent is no less than bliss; however, there can never be a more daunting task than to find a perfect way to parenting. Children learn more from what we are than what we teach. Therefore, it becomes imperative for us as adults to unlearn a few things and learn/acquire many new skills to model the personality we would like our child to be. Parents of classes I to V attended a workshop on Positive Parenting as part of the Parents’ Enrichment Program. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Roma Kumar, a Senior Consultant at the Institute of Child Health at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and at Max Hospital, Gurgaon. Dr. Kumar has vast experience and has been featured in prominent scientific national and international journals, in textbooks of Pediatrics and Psychology, newspapers, magazines as well as on Radio and TV Channels.

She spoke about the importance of setting a routine for children and striking the right balance between discipling a child and giving into his or her emotional needs.  A more participative, involved style of parenting will build trusting relationship between the parent, child and the school and will make more secure and mature adults in future. With many questions, doubts and dilemmas being clarified at the workshop, it turned out to be a highly interactive session. 

“Understanding Adolescent: Workshop”
Date:  3rd August, 2019
Resource Person: Mr. Pritish Bhavani
Participants: VI to VIII, IX to XII
Venue: Audi 1

The key speaker for the session was Mr. Pritish Bhavani. He founded A Cry For Help in 2014 as a 15 year old and is currently serving as the Managing Trustee. He has represented the country & A Cry For Help at Changemaker X Change 2017 in Philippines and 2019 in Indonesia. He is the Winner of Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards. Mr. Bhavani is also a part of Ashoka Youth Venture, which is supported by notable people like Kailash Satyarthi and Mohd. Yunus. He aspires to establish self-help groups in schools to help teenagers in dealing with problems such as self-harm, bullying and peer pressure.

The workshop ‘understanding adolescent’ aimed to apprise the parents about the problems students might go through and the various ways to deal with them. It provided an opportunity to gain evidence-based knowledge, receive awareness and support.  The topics that were addressed during this session were Mental Health, Bullying, Self – harm, Suicide, Substance abuse and Peer Pressure.

Orientation for Class XI, July 20, 2019
 
‘Sexuality Education’
Date: 20th July, 2019
Resource Person: Ms. Jaya Aiyappa
Participants: Parents (classes VI to VIII)
Venue: Audi 1

The key speaker for the session was Ms.Jaya Aiyappa. A counsellor, corporate trainer, sexuality educator she is a post- graduate in Social Work from the Delhi School of Social Work. She practices the humanistic and cognitive -behavioural approaches of counselling, enabling people to deal with their various interpersonal, intrapersonal and emotional issues. With more than 2 decades of experience under her belt, she is an expert in her field. Some of the areas she specializes in include marital/relationship counselling, adolescent issues, workplace issues, stress, parenting, premarital, sexuality counselling etc. She has worked extensively with a number of NGO’s where she strengthened her skills in counselling and understanding of human behaviour. As a trainer Ms Aiyappa has conducted workshops for schools, colleges and corporates on a number of topics including life skills, relationships, sexuality, pre-marital awareness, behaviour skills and self-growth.

The session provided the parents a glimpse of the information that was planned to be shared with the students in the following sessions, their queries were answered and they were motivated to discuss various issues with their children.

 

Orientation for Class IX, May 4, 2019
 
Orientation for Class VI - VIII, April 27, 2019
 
Seminar on Effective Parenting by Dr. V.S. Ravindran, Sunday, April 21, 2019 in the school auditorium
Date: 21st April, 2019
Resource person: Dr. V.S Ravindran
Participants: Parents (Senior School)
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

The school played host to a workshop on ‘Effective Parenting’ conducted by Dr. V. S. Ravindran. Dr. V.S Ravindran is a renowned educational psychologist and trainer. He is the Director- General of ICTRC (Institute of Counsellor Training Research and Consultancy). His major areas of expertise are leadership development, counsellor training and teacher education. He has been instrumental in starting counselling and guidance programs in many reputed educational institutions in India and abroad.

Dr. V.S.Ravindran in his unique and anecdotal style put across some very vital aspects of positive parenting. He shared the experiences gathered in his 30 years of practice as a psychologist. He highlighted the importance of saying ‘no’ to a child, delayed gratification, emotional nurturing, providing vocabulary to express emotions and the relevance of competing with one self. The parents were also given an opportunity to address their queries to the expert.

 

Orientation for Class I & Class III, April 6, 2019
 
Orientation for Nursery EWS, March 26, 2019
 
Orientation for Nursery, March 23, 2019
 
Orientation for Class X & XII, March 16, 2019