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Western Music

The Western Music club bestows the students with a golden voice which speaks without words. It offers a symphony of instruments such as the synthesizer, guitar, bass guitar, drums and any other instrument which the student decides to learn. The Violin and Ukulele have been recently included in the curriculum too. A well-structured syllabus and lesson plan are followed to hone the students’ minds towards rhythm, melodies and harmonies – the essential components of music. The songs chosen are lyrical epitomes of values, life skills and the theory of music, are taught every week to students.

 

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance Club encompasses many dance forms or styles, which are typically danced to western music, and which are stylistically associated with American country and/or western traditions.Many of these dance forms had been practiced in western culture for many years such as Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk but it also includes styles which have recently become popular like Lyrical, Animation and House. These dance forms show a constant readiness to accept new varieties.

These dance forms not only provide a fun element and mitigate all stress and tension but also improves all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). For example the moves used in Jazz Dance include Jazz Hands, Kicks, Leaps, Sideways Shuffling, Rolled Shoulders, and Turned Knees. Lyrical tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Breakdancing helps in gaining upper body strength and has a few movements originating from Gymnastics. Group choreography fosters teamwork, communication, trust and cooperation. It helps to nurture important life skills, such as discipline and focus. Dancers naturally display confidence, self-esteem and poise. One of the greatest benefits of dance is that it sparks a child's imagination and nurtures individual creativity in a unique way. Dance classes share the joy of physical self-expression in a supportive and structured setting. 

Robotics Club - Cyborg

Cyborg , the robotics club was created with the purpose of developing interest in the field of robotics among the student community. As one of the emerging fields in India with great potential.Robotics offers students the opportunity to practice and hone many multi-disciplinary skills .Cybrog includes the students who derive pleasure in creating robots that may even be potent to work without human intervention.Each student of this club is provided mechanical, electronic, and informatory aid besides the indispensable guidance of experienced teachers..

There are three level kits –Starter( classes( VI-VIII), Explorer for classes( IX and X) and Bioloid For classes XI and XII. Students enjoy making Robots of various kinds .Cyborg, the robotics club aims to promote interest among students in Robotics technology in an innovative and fun manner. More significantly, this club provides an avenue for students to exercise their creativity and ingenuity to create interesting engineering models and projects.


Robotics Club Exhibition was held on 22 October 2016

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Cybrog clubs students enjoying their creativity - Click for Videos here


 Menu Planning - Chef - O - Mania

Menu Planning – This is a club activity in which the children of middle school are taught non gas cooking. They are inspired to think innovatively with the given ingredients and also taught the importance of healthy food in their diet. They make specific vitamin or iron rich diets, drinks and snacks that are healthy and yet tempt children of their own age. The kids understand the role of presentation of their recipes and they come up with very innovative and attractive ideas.

  Quiz & Debate - Quibators

The Quiz Club is a very active club and has members from classes VI-XII. They have sessions with the famous Quiz Master Mr. Arindam Bhattacharya, where students learnt tips for a successful quiz, different quizzing methods, how to identify their areas of expertise and how to strengthen their knowledge in those areas. Our Quiz Club members regularly attend various Inter-School Quiz competitions and win prizes. Inter-class and intra-class quizzes such as the Sports Quiz to commemorate the National Sports Day and the pop quiz on French Day Celebration are organized by the Quiz Club.

 IQF, Eco Club - Green Teen

IQF/ Eco Club- Through this club, students are constantly made aware to make connections between choices they make and its impact on the environment. The school is declared a ‘no polybag zone’ as the students were made aware of the harmful effects of its usage. The Eco club members feeling important and responsible make regular surprise visits to classrooms and random checking of bags is conducted. A ‘vermicompost pit’ was started on a small scale. Now it gorges all the waste generated from the school Cafeteria and the Home Science Lab – even the cow-dung from a nearby dairy is pitched in, producing valuable manure that is utilized in greening the school premises. To sensitize students on saving water, several pits have been made for rain-water harvesting. The water is used in the school fields and gardens. Workshops on water – electricity saving is conducted for Eco Club members, who in turn spread the message. Meter reading on a daily basis for a month made them more responsible and conscious. A neighbourhood park has been adopted, where students go on a cleanliness drive once a month. Herbal plants are raised in our school garden by the students of this club.

Rain Water Harvesting

An initiative of the Eco club of the school, the rain water harvesting pits started on a small scale in the year 2000. There are 14 rainwater harvesting pits on campus that have helped in increasing the water table of the region.

 

Paper Recycling

Paper making- About few years back, members of Eco Club realized that a lot of waste paper was being generated in the school especially in the office, junior school and library. It was then that students and teachers thought of recycling that paper. AND thus started the Paper Recycling Club. In the beginning recycled paper was made using an idli grinder. When at last we were successful in getting good quality recycled paper, did our principal ma’am think of investing in a proper paper recycling plant. Now lot of paper is produced which then takes the form of diaries, folders and invitation cards. This year the target of the club is to produce a lot more paper & then sell the articles made in the school.

  

Waste Segregation

Our schools has painted dustbins for separate biodegradable and non-biodegradable matters. In the school, we have a bigger waste collection area which has partitions for biodegradable and non –biodegradable, paper, plastics and glasses. The students of classes VI-XII pick the waste from all and segregate them in biodegradable, non-biodegradable, paper, plastic, glass and put it in a bigger area which is collected by rag picker every Sunday to make his job easier.

 

E-Waste Disposal

Our school has been conferred with the ‘Platinum Status’ for its contribution to ‘Nokia Planet ke Rakhwale’ campaign. Technology is producing newer products and applications everyday to make the life of people more comfortable and enjoyable. However, it also has certain pitfalls such as generation of E-Waste which if left uncontrolled can create havoc for the world environment. We have taken up the cudgels to work towards cleaner environment by involving the whole student fraternity and collaborating with Nokia in their project “Nokia Planet Ke Rakhwale’. The students are encouraged to voluntarily donate their old mobile sets, and all types of electrical and electronic equipment in the pre-defined locations/bins in the school. These are then the recycled and they find their way to everyday things like park benches, kettles and saxophones.

 

 Sale of Eco Friendly Holi Colours on 8 March 2014

 Science Astronomy - Kritika

Space club seeks to build fascination, innovation, passion and total commitment to vision of spreading the awareness and knowledge of astronomy facts to the students. In the club, over the session the astronomers from the SPACE expose children to various activities related to celestial bodies.

 

Session on creating a Sky Map for the Astronomy Club students.

 

 


Astroart and Astropoem competition was organised as part of Global Astronomy month for the students of classes V & VI on 26 April 2016

 

Overnight sky observation at Astroport - SPACE Research Center in Sariska, Rajasthan for Astronomy Club members from 09 April to 10 April 2016

Students visit SPACE observation site Astroport, Tehla at Rajasthan for their Module 1 overnight session. The session is divided into four parts: 

Orientation of Night Sky 
Planisphere Reading 
Night Sky Watch 
Telescope Handling 

On 09th  April 2016, students of Module 1 of Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar visited Astroport and stayed there for their overnight session. On arrival, students were taken to the site and were shown around the organic farms on the property. Here the students learned about the accessible area for the duration of their stay. Students were introduced to the concept of Dark site and the importance of keeping lights out for most of the observation. 

Astronomy Day celebration on 18 February 2016

The event was organised by students of Astronomy Club from Classes VI-VIII. The event had a display of various Astronomy related activities followed by a short film related to Astronomy.


A tribute to Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on his 84th Birth Anniversary by the students of Astronomy Club

 

 

 Magazine club- Milestone

Milestone-The Magazine Club provides an extracurricular space for students to learn all the aspects of how the school magazine is planned and brought to its final stage. The club members meet every week to work on the articles and reports of ongoing events. The students are taught the nuances of editing, collating and designing the magazine according to the pre decided theme.

Certain skill that the students hone in the process are-

  • writing well and also identifying well written work 
  • editing 
  • reading about what’s in the news
  • doing a lot of research and fact-finding 
  • interviewing  

The club gives budding authors, editors, journalists and students who like to write, a fair idea and opportunity to express and learn the nuances of writing and editing a magazine.

 Electronics - E-Tracers

In this club , students are encouraged to   apply their knowledge and create scientific working models. They enjoy   freedom in  choice of  topic and the kind of model they want to make. Many a  times , they use old toy parts such as motors, remote ,wheels etc  to create new models.

In this club , they gain firsthand experience on electrical concepts such as   circuits,  resistance and electronic  components like diodes, triodes, capacitors   etc . The club annually puts up an exhibition where work of students is displayed.

Electronics Club exhibition held on 22 October 2016 

 

 Computer - Techwiz

Computer Club -One of the most coveted club techwiz provides an opportunity to the students to learn advance technology in computers .This club is an ideal place for young students brimming with creative sense. It enhances the skills of talented students and provides a platform for expressing their knowledge of computers. The computer club students are taught animation/short movies.The students are divided into groups of four each and each group has two computers dedicated to them. Every year each group is assigned a topic for a movie which is to be made. The students use the advanced movie making software's like Windows Movie Maker ,AVS Editor,Video Pad Editor, Adobe Premiere and Pinnacle studio . They also use the image editing software like Adobe Photoshop CS3. 
The computer club is associated with INTACH since last three years , those students who excel in Techwiz club are a part of INTACH.They also attend the workshops conducted by INTACH FILMIT .In these workshops children are trained on simple filming and editing techniques, principles of script writing and content development. The movies made by our club are uploaded on the INTACH FILMIT website which are exchanged on the internet with students in England.

Math Club - 1729

1729 is the name of the Math Club  It has been named after the Ramanujan’s  Number.Students who have  a passion for the subjects become members of this club.Children have a lot of fun during this club period.They do a number of activities to boost their analytical , logical and problem solving skills by solving puzzles , mind games and Sudoku etc.Students experiments with tangram ,   tessellation to understand a number of geometrical concepts.

Students experimenting Mathematical - Modelling by making a paper bridge using news paper.

Yoga Club

Our school education teaches us how to make a  living .Yoga teaches us how to live in good health .Children today are under a lot of stress from work , parental stress to complete work after school and activities which are so tight that they don’t allow relaxation , it all adds up with the load on the young children .

Introducing Yoga at school is the first step towards ensuring the well-being and continuation of a healthy body and mind. Children are basically healthy wrong lifestyle brings about imbalance and stunts healthy growth. Teaching yoga to children helps them with a better body awareness, self-control , relaxation , concentration , flexibility and co – ordination .

 Art & Craft - Shrishti
Tagore Art and Craft Club is named "Srishti", meaning creation is all about creativity and fun. Students explore different mediums and materials to make aesthetically appealing utilitarian objects, like pots, wall hangings, bags, furniture, table top items etc.They use different experimental and traditional techniques like painting , paper cutting and collage, mixed medium, decoupage, papier mâché etc. 

Students also learn Chinese Calligraphy called Shūfǎ (書法) and Chinese ink painting  called shuǐ mò huà (水墨畫), through online interactive classes with our collaborative Chinese school, Jinyuan High School, Shanghai.

 Clay Modeling - Clay Creators

An outstanding sensory development activity for little hands, clay modelling is taught to students of classes VI to VIII. It is a pleasure to watch their petite fingers at work, making colourful and artistic models of Gods, lamps, masks, artefacts etc. Clay modelling helps these children develop fine motor skills and dexterity. It also enhances their creative and imaginative skills. The activity in itself is therapeutic and channels the energy of our toddlers in a constructive fashion. Their problem solving and decision making skills sharpen as they learn to make beautiful things with clay, using planning, constructing and deconstructing techniques.

 Heritage - Dharohar

Heritage Club – The heritage of any territory is the testimony to its past, a representation of it’s growth and the pride and inspiration for it’s present. Preserving this treasure for the future generation is a duty of all who’ve received it from their ancestors. In this club, we choose a site of heritage importance and study the details about it, visit the site and try and preserve the place.

Dr Neetu Misra , a Tagore Research scholar working as an Art Historian & Cultural Heritage Consultant conducted an interactive and enriching sessions with the members of Dharohar , the Heritage Club of the school on 11 September 2015

 Japanese Club - Nihongo

Japanese Club – In this club the children are taught Japanese language by a Japanese teacher. The students also learn about different festivals that are celebrated in Japan. They do activities related to Japanese festivals and their culture.

 Music Club - Swaranjali

The Music club encompass the study of music, composition and performances. Performance skills are honed through myriad opportunities and cultural experiences such as the Annual Day, various celebrations, inter-school competitions and other functions. Our Indian Choir renders each occasion harmonious and has won appreciation for self-composed songs. The students share their learning’s further through inter-house music competitions for which they often identify and fuse songs representing various values and life skills.