Tech for Creative Expression by Tagoreans
Tagoreans are known for their high spirits, will power and determination.
Even in the wake of this deadly pandemic ,they are holding on to their positive attitude .Besides managing their academics efficiently via online modes and participating in various online school events; they are also engaging in their passions , hobbies and interests.
Here is providing a glimpse of few of them :
|Amazing clicks by students on the Topic 'Positivity in the wake of Pandemic'|
The boy stood scantily-clad
Dressed in tatters,surrounded by rags,
He stood and stared at the ever expansive blue sky.
Tears danced on h is face and crept in his eyes.
No one knew why he cried
Why a part of his soul had been stabbed and let die.
But all who saw always assumed.
For he was a poor one; a son of a goon.
"The poor boy his stomach must hurt",
Cried a woman who lived far above;
In buildings fifteen floors stacked
Where onlookers stood and clacked and clacked.
"This is his karma, the poor child.
The crimes of his past life must not have been mild.
Now he must live to atone."
Whispered an old man in an unforgiving tone
The old man's god was a cruel one.
Why for the sins of a man, a child must burn?
But that was still not the reason he wept
As the clouds in the sky slowly crept.
"Ravi beta go give him this roti."
ordered a woman ;her kindness noting
In the eyes of all those who looked
For even kindness this small the entire world shook.
So Ravi went to meet the boy
After his mother had nagged and annoyed,
And he saw the boy wet with tears
offering the roti, his heart now only mechanical gears.
He felt no pity for the infant.
His humanity was destroyed in an instant,
To protect it or it would have bled.
In his life who had he ever helped?
"Oh boy why do you cry?"
He asked in a voice stale and dry.
"I have brought you food, your hunger fed
Eat it now so your stomach can mend."
"Thank you dearly sir but food is not why i cry.
I cry at the ever expansive blue sky;
Which looks on unaffected as the people say
Unbeknownst to human suffering, happy and gay."
"But what if the sky falls in love,
with creatures such as us; rude and rough.
What if it cherishes us.
And watches us waste away and rust."
- Arjun Khajuria
XII D(Batch of 2020)
|How to Be a Corona Warrior|
|An animation done by Saanya Anand & Manya Kamath class XI|
|Corona ke Mann ki Baat|
Project Designed & Developed by Mrs.Uma Chopra(TGT Hindi)
Voiceover by Saburi Chopra class XI
Performed by Mrs.Malovika Saha (HOD Performing Arts)
The school has taken significant steps to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner environment. This is a way of teaching our students the importance of taking little steps towards creating a better world. GREEN TEEN- The Eco Club in school was created in the year 2011. Students of classes VI-XII are part of this club and are working passionately towards protecting the environment. The members of GREEN TEEN CLUB have vowed to further initiatives taken up by the school and do their best towards conservation of environment. Few projects undertaken are:
The school has installed solar panels to generate electricity. This has made the school self sufficient in its energy requirements, and now it is no longer dependent on BSES for its electricity. Rather, all extra electricity produced is channeled to BSES and this helps raise our credit rating with them. Our students are conscientiously switching off all electrical appliances when not in use
|NO TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN THE SCHOOL|
|Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles. Thus as an initiative to protect our environment we at TIS have taken a decision that the cafeteria will not serve food in plastic plates and glasses nor will plastic cutlery be used. All single use plastic items have been stopped. Children are encouraged to carry their own lunch boxes for buying food from the cafeteria. The school is also a No Polybag Zone. Neither students nor teachers carry polythene bags to school.|
|Students carrying out an online challenge “Tide Turner Plastic Challenge” on 17 April 2020|
Our students in association with WWF-India, have been carrying out an online challenge “Tide Turner Plastic Challenge” in partnership with UN Environment Programme to engage youth in conversation, action and advocacy around reducing the use of single-use plastic from our day to day life.
The Tide Turners Plastic Challenge is a global youth movement to fight plastic pollution around the world. It is designed to inspire young adults to reflect upon their plastic consumption, discover solutions to reduce this consumption, and lead change in their homes, communities, institutions and offices. The challenge involves completing three levels.
Our students have successfully completed the entry level. For the leader level Debshata Choudhury organised an online seminar on "Plastic waste-management" with an aim to inspire students to measure their plastic footprint. The seminar was conducted by Dr. Madhusree Banerjee ,Senior Consultant at The World Bank. Her primary interest is in Social and Community Development. The seminar was attended by the following students Gurmaan Singh Sandhu, Garv Gupta, Aayushi Dasgupta ,Snigdha Goel,,Hrehaan Ahuja and Pratyush Saini from class X.
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|Students distributing paper bags to the vendors and shop-keepers of the C-Block market, Vasant Vihar, to raise awareness about plastic pollution and to avoid single-use plastic|
|A session on generating awareness on 'Good plastic and Bad plastic' and various types of pollution caused by it, was conducted by Mr. Antarang Anand Yogi for classes IV and V on 29 April 2019|
|BUILDING HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT|
|World Environment Day celebrated on 05 June 2020|
World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year. Its aim is to raise global awareness and mobilise action for environment protection.
In the year 1972, the United Nations Conference on the Human environment was held from 5th June to 16th June. After that, every year on 5th June, it has been hosted by different countries of the world with different theme.
Biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where each species, no matter how small, all have an important role to play.
And so, while we dominate this planet, we still need to preserve the diversity in wildlife.
To keep up with the pace our CLIMATE WARRIORS have contributed to mother earth in a variety of ways.
TAKING A PLEGDE TO PROTECT MOTHER EARTH
Pledge to be climate-conscious, create awareness within families & communities. Every minute counts, be a Climate Warrior.
Towards a pollution-free planet
Human activities contaminate ecosystems around the world—from pole to pole, from the highest mountains to the ocean deep. Toxic chemicals can be found in pristine forests and the blood of Arctic animals. Litter floats beneath the surface of oceans miles away from land. Even excess noise and light are interrupting natural patterns and disrupting the lives of animals and people.
Pollution today is pervasive and persistent. While the world has achieved significant economic growth over the past few decades, it has been accompanied by large amounts of pollution, with significant impacts on human health and ecosystems and the ways in which some of the major Earth systems processes, such as the climate, are functioning. The posters describes the pollution challenge, explores what is already being done to address pollution, and proposes focused and actionable interventions to address pollution in all its forms. Let us all take a call on the occasion of WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (5TH JUNE 2020) to act towards a pollution-free planet.
A pollution-free planet is by far and away the best insurance for the survival and well-being of current and future generations of humans and ecosystems.
|50th Anniversary of Earth Day celebrated online on 22nd April 2020|
Earth Day 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
Even as you stay home and maintain social distancing, you can still exercise your responsibility to act for the environment. No matter where you are, you can make a difference!
For Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, we have focussed on two themes that will inspire meaningful actions to show our support for people and the planet.
Artists for the Earth & PLASTIC POLLUTION – Turn the Tide.
Art is a powerful tool to communicate messages, trigger emotions and inspire action! Here we have our students showing concern for mother earth through different art forms and expressing their vision on earth day.
Turn these actions into habits and civic action that last beyond Earth Day!
Posters designed by the students of class II using Paint
Students of class X created a collage on Earth Day
Teachers of Pre Primary school spreading the message on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Earth Day
Tiny Tots spreading the message on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Earth Day
Eco-friendly bags made from old T-Shirts by the students of class III
|Sale of smokeless diyas on the occasion of Diwali on 19 October 2019|
|Students took part in the ‘Global climate change campaign’ on 20 September 2019|
|Biodiversity Day was observed on 22 May 2019 to generate awareness regarding environment protection and maintaining ecological balance, by designing posters and slogans on conserving the biodiversity, role play on forest and wild life conservation and a Ted talk on biodiversity|
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With the reported surge in swine flu cases in Delhi NCR, it is essential that awareness be raised for its prevention, especially among school children who are vulnerable and run the risk of contracting the disease quickly.
The symptoms of Swine Flu mimic those of an ordinary flu.
MODE OF TRANSMISSION
Swine flu is contagious and is spread through saliva and mucus particles. It is spread through;
It is advised to take the following precautions to help prevent the spread of swine flu and other viruses:
Instruct children to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue/handkerchief when coughing or sneezing.
Wash Hands Frequently
Practice other good health habits which will keep us strong and more resistant to diseases
Avoid group activities and crowded public places.
Let me assure you that the health and well-being of our students is our top priority. The school is already undertaking regular sanitization and fumigation. We do not wish to cause panic but we need to be aware & take all possible measures to protect our children. We seek your co-operation in these efforts to safeguard the health of all students.
TIS/ VV/ 2018-19/074
This is with reference to the ban on the use of steel/ metal water bottles in the school. It is a well thought of decision, taken due to multiple incidents of injuries incurred by students due to these bottles. We hope you will understand and appreciate that the decision was taken to ensure the safety of majority of the students. The health concerns, which may arise due to the usage of plastic water bottles, were discussed with various groups of parents. After a market survey, it was found that there is an array of high grade BPA free water bottles easily available which are not harmful. Also, the school provides safe and cold drinking water in the water coolers, throughout the day. The students can drink water or fill their bottles whenever they feel the need.
We solicit your support and cooperation to make the school premises safe for all.
Ms. Rina Singh
CIRCULAR FOR CLASSES NURSERY TO XII
TIS/ VV/ 2018-19/029
We have always endeavoured to provide your ward a secure environment in the school. This, however, is not possible without your cooperation. We would like to remind you of a few points that have been emphasized in the past too.
Overcrowded vans are a threat to your ward’s safety, so as far as possible, try to have your ward travel by the school bus. In case your ward travels by private transport, please fill in the undertaking and send it back to the class teacher latest by Monday 23 April’2018
As role models for the students, it is imperative that we as parents and teachers conduct ourselves in a way that is exemplary.
TIS/ VV/ 2018-19/029
I,___________________________________________(mother/father/guardian) of _________________________
studying in _______________hereby state that my ward does not use the school bus / school appointed hired bus. I have made my own arrangement for dropping and picking my ward to and from the school.
Whether my child is dropped personally or through my appointed personal transporter, I categorically state herewith, and undertake that the school authorities hold and bear no responsibility whatsoever in case of any possible mishap during the transit of my ward to and from the school.
SIGNATURE OF THE PARENT / GUARDIAN DATE
CIRCULAR FOR CLASSES NURSERY TO XI
TIS/ VV/ 2017-18/115
We are writing this circular to you in order to explain our fees and why they increase once every year.
The regular annual increase in fees of 10% goes towards the cost of inflation as well as increase of staff salaries thrice a year, inclusive of two dearness allowance and one annual increment every year, as announced by the Govt. All maintenance expenses become more expensive too because of inflation every year. The introduction of GST has unfortunately resulted in a further sharp increase in the cost of all services as well as of most items purchased by us on a regular basis.
It is very pertinent to mention here that we, as a Private School, are bound under law to pay the Central Govt Pay Scales, which are quite high as compared to the job market. The Govt, once every 10 years, holds a Pay Commission to decide the new pay scales.
The most recent such announcement took place wef from 1/1/16. The pay structure for all staff was revised as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. You would be pleased to know that we have started paying the Seventh Pay Commission salaries without increasing the fees by an additional 15% which the schools have been allowed to do. Instead, we have managed within the normal 10% hike. (In today’s date, our salaries have increased by approx. 40% over the previous level.)
We believe in setting high standards of education, and this is only possible by selecting the best of the teachers available. Everything comes with a cost and to ensure the quality of teaching staff it is imperative to pay them salaries commensurate with their experience and credentials.
Our fee structure is one of the lowest in Delhi, keeping in mind the infrastructure and facilities provided to the students. We have state of the art computer labs with one computer per student, the latest software, licensed and original. We have a fully functional robotics lab and students have been winning accolades in various robotics competitions. All our class rooms are fitted with LCD projectors and smart boards and we have a very active Computer Aided Learning programme. Regular training and capacity building programmes are organized for teachers to keep them updated with the latest technology and teaching methodology. Our students have been making us proud in various academic and co-curricular competitions only because of the kind of facilities we provide in the school.
It is our earnest endeavour to provide students with the best resources and we can very proudly say that our parents have been very supportive in the development of the school and have always helped us in implementing the rules for the benefit of the students.
We sincerely hope the above explanation puts all your questions and doubts you may have had, to rest.
CIRCULAR FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS TRAVELING BY PRIVATE VANS
We would like you to take care of the following points when you have your child travelling in a private van to / from the school.
Please ensure : -
CIRCULAR FOR CLASSES NURSERY TO XII
11 September ’17
The recent cases of abuse and accidents of children at school premises have created anxiety and concern amongst parents regarding safety of their children. At Tagore International School, safety of students has always been given top priority. I would like to apprise you all of the safety measures already in place:
To make our children more safe and secure we would like to enlist your support in the following ways
We the school and parent community, want our children to be safe and happy and our goal is to give them secure environment that helps them to blossom into responsible human beings.
The Covid-19 Pandemic and the consequent lockdown, has driven us to re-invent ourselves.
Kudos to all our stakeholders who have embraced the new reality of virtual learning with grest ease, quick adaptability and professionalism.
The highlights of this period are:
1. Launch of online classes for the students of classes X & XII, on the day the Delhi Government announced closure of all schools.
2. New session commenced with all classes going online from Tuesday,07 April, 2020 while class XI commenced their session with online classes from Monday, 20 April'20.
3. Teachers proved to be digital natives by reaching out to students through apps like web cloud, Google Meet and Google Duo. G-suite apps including Google Classrooms and Google Forms are being used by teachers for assessments and interactions.
4. All virtual classrooms adhere to their time tables and stay abuzz with e-learning modules, discussions with teachers, well researched videos and fun worksheets, to create a sense of school routine.
5. The Physical Education, Art, Music and Dance teachers too, have made a virtual entry into the homes of students through their online lessons.
The agility with which the students and teachers have faced this new challenge is evident in the appreciation mails, messages and calls received by us. We, in turn, thank our parents for the tremendous support extended by them to the teachers and their wards in this novel learning gateway.
Let us work together to overcome this pandemic. It is only a matter of time that we will be back to our bustling classrooms and regular school life!
Till then….. Stay Positive, Stay Connected and Stay Safe.
Nikita Tomar Mann
You will be aware from extensive media coverage in recent days, that Chinese and global health authorities are working together to contain an outbreak of a new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This is one of a family of viruses which can cause illness ranging from the common cold at one end of the severity spectrum, to serious global pandemics at the other. It is too early to predict the severity or potential for further spread of 2019-nCoV, but the situation is evolving rapidly and additional cases in new areas are expected in the foreseeable future. Kindly find detailed information on the Coronavirus to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Health Advisory for Coronavirus
Primary symptoms are fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, though patients may have varying degrees of these symptoms. While the incubation period is thought to be between 2 and 14 days, much remains unknown about the virus, including the original source and how easily it is transmitted.
Screening of Travelers
Travelers from Wuhan/China may be subject to enhanced screening measures when entering other countries. The United States has activated screening at 5 airports: San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX), Atlanta (ATL), and Chicago (ORD).
Although screening is not yet taking place in Washington, DC, points of entry, that could change at any time.
In most cases screening will consist of temperature scan and questions regarding travel destinations and history, with referral to local public health authorities for further follow up if screening is positive. To avoid complications or delays from screening, staff who are ill, especially with fever or respiratory symptoms, should seek medical assistance before further travel.
Ms. Alka Sharma