Volume-4 Issue-3 (2014-2015) - Queen Mira International School

Editor's Note
Volume 4
Issue 3, 2015
Content
Message from the Principal
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Dr. Dheep Speaks
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Meet the Art Historian
06
Campers' Expedition
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Joyous Children's Day
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Celebrities of the Quarter
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A Day with the Director
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A Letter from my Heart To My Soul
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Work Place Decorum
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A Day at the Park
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Dear Readers,
With the blessings and benevolence of the Almighty and our
ancestors we have come to the closure of this Academic
Session 2014 –'15 that was filled with lots challenges,
successes and grandeur. It's really amazing to meet you all
again in this Yagna Volume4, issue 3 – the final issue for this
Academic Year. I am sure you must have cherished the
previous issue that was issued in the month of December.
Hats off to my panel who had put in their best efforts and co
operation for the making of Yagna. I applaud my young
leaders – the student column inchargers for having been
successful in taking this new avatar as budding journalists.
We extend our genuine gratitude to Dr. Dheep – a stress
management consultant, psychiatrist, hypnotherapist and
the founder and CMD of Top Kids and Taj Clinic, Ms. Soma
Basu - the member of the Editorial wing , The Hindu , Mr.
Samant Rohan Rajendra, DCP Law and Order, Madurai .
Our authentic thanks to our designer Mr. Balamurugan, for
his continuous support and the steadiness of his hard work.
Our sincere thanks to Mr. Sathya Prasad, our printer for the
on time accomplishment of the task.
This Yagna Volume 4, Issue 3 has a supplementary that gives
you an insight about our Strides during this Academic Year
2014 –'15.
“If you have a strong commitment to your goals and
dreams, if you wake up every day with courage to precede
further then everything becomes possible in life
with the blessings of Almighty!
Looking ahead for your valuable
feedback at [email protected]
Meet you all soon with many more enthralling proceedings
in the approaching Academic Year 2015 –'16
Ms. Aysha Siddika Akbar Ali
Editor - In - Chief
Faculty Editors
Ms. Kalpana Karthick Somasekar
Ms. Radha Nandhini
Ms. Suganthi Gopi
Guest Editor
Mrs. Shylaja M.A.,M.C.J.,M.Phil.,Ph.d
P/O Jeff Daerin, G4
Asst. Professor Department of English,
The American College (Autonomous)
Madurai - 625 002.
YAGNA December 2014
VISION
To educate the leaders of tomorrow who will
change the way the world lives,
learns and works.
MISSION
Anywhere anytime learning environment.
Collaborative learning environment of
students and teachers provides opportunities
to develop personnel & professional
attributes.
Deliver value based education that produces
responsible global citizens who act as a
change factor in the society.
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Message from Principal
Sujatha Guptan Speaks
Deccan Chronicle: "While about 39 per cent of the graduates from foreign universities are considered ready
for the job, only about 14 per cent students from Indian universities are considered suitable for jobs."Indian
graduates not job ready...
Dear All,
Even when a sapling is planted into a new soil,
we tend and care, nurture and nourish till it
Team QMIS successfully steps into the 6th
adopt to the new ecosystem and springs out its
year and is geared up to explore another
first leaf. But this patience is never noticed
eventful year from April 2015. On the
with respect to child upbringing in majority
accomplishment of 5 years of journey, we
of parents today . We expect yield the moment
would like to reminisce and share a few words
we seed. Most of the times we quantify their
with all our readers. This journey did not gain
growth only by marks. We fail to notice their
its momentum overnight, it had to cross Sujatha Guptan
character development, confidence level,
several obstacles. But all these hurdles have
organising skill, compassion and many more. The
been taken as a stepping stone to scale new heights.
priorities of parents with respect to the core objective
of education keeps shifting.. Many a time not on their
Team QMIS is greatly indebted to all our parents, who
own
they change but by the influence of some X or Y
have entrusted upon us for their wards holistic
who is your neighbour.
development. We have always respected that and
always intended to take them more & beyond their
With respect to the Parents we notice one positive
expectations. I render my special thanks to Dr.Umar
thing. All our admission enquiries communicate one
Sherif, P/o Pranesh, Dr.Vinod Bose, Mr.Udhay,
thing very clearly that a lot of changes are happening
Mr.Senthamarai Kannan, Mr.Sujay Samuel,
among parents in selecting the right school for their
Mr.Sekar... For these are our team of parents who
child. Our parents aim at providing a happy schooling
joined us in our vision even when all our promises were
for their child. They want their child's learning to be
only in papers and in power point presentation. These
more application based and assist them in their life
people endorse one thing till date is the quality with
rather than just for living. Their is a wider awareness
which everything in the campus is getting
about vision and mission, role of the ambience in the
implemented. These parents are our great motivators
child's learning( the first place today's parent visit
who have shouldered us in our victorious moments,
before selecting a school is visiting the toilet of the
pointed us when we erred without letting down the
school rather than classrooms), the caring and
hope in us. Special thanks to all.
resourceful teachers team and last but not the least the
nature
of other activities the child is exposed during
I do extend my deep note of gratitude to our
the schoolIng. In that sense we are happy to provide
knowledge partners Idiscoveri and the digital partners
everything what today's parents expect more &
Educomp for travelling with us right from the day of
beyond.
inception and supporting us to bring in a change in the
pedagogy.
This was a piece of information I came across while
surfing. The huge gap in our educational system
A word of concern
could be fullfilled only when such a new horizon of
thinking arises in our parents. We all should
Last month, I happened to meet one of my friends , she
collectively join hands to prepare the child for the
was complaining of her child and was also lamenting a
road, instead of preparing the road itself.
lot. The reason for her grumble was that she is
spending a lot on her kids education but there is no out
put for what she invests. We contemplated on what
Thanks & regards,
was the output she was expecting from a Grade 1
child? Her answer shook me a little, she complained
Sujatha Guptan
that she doesn't speak in English at home.
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Counsellor’s Instinct
“ Stay focused – Easy yourself at the time of assessments ”
"Success comes in doing right things, the right way, at the right time.
The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy."
Once again it is that season of the year when the
temperature is at the peak. No , it is not summer
that raises the temperature but they are the terms
'EXAMINATION' or 'ASSESSMENTS'. Yes
the word 'Assessment' brings in heat in Teachers,
Parents and finally Students. At home , at schools,
at Tuition centers – everywhere it is the same
atmosphere.
Assessments are conducted to identify the
student's learning throughout the year, but adults
see it in a different point of view i.e SCORING.
Today's children are highly targeted by the schools
and the parents to score high grades in order to
with stand the competitive world. The
competition is such high that even marks in
decimals make a huge difference in what we call as
success. This generation kids are highly
multifaceted but unfortunately this increases the
risk of competition. This exuberant season of
Assessment becomes a race for the parents and the
teachers to project their kid's talent. Hence the
students are under a great pressure and stress.
QMIS once again is grateful to Dr Dheep, the
Founder of TOPKIDS the Counseling Center
who had extended his support and guidance as
always. Dr Dheep had shared his suggestions and
tips for the kids, parents and the schools to
overcome the assessment stress and pressure.
Why Stress ? Why Exam Fear?
As said earlier assessments are just the devices to
identify the acquiring of knowledge and not a race
of marks. Then why is it that the kids are so
stressed during the period of assessments. Here
are some reasons for the exam stress –
Most of the kids do not revise the topics
at home that are taught for the day at
school as and when done. This results in
piling up of portions.
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The students are burdened with the
ambitions of the parents which
sometimes may not be of their interests.
Setting of higher and higher and never
ending targets by the teachers and the
schools.
Tips to the Students:
Though the topic taught in the class was
well understood, it must be revised at
home on the same day for a better
registering in mind.
Brain is a filing system. The student must
revise regularly giving the topic its time to
register in mind.
One must be a little more organized with
revision for avoiding 11 t h hour
preparations.
The students must develop a routine of
'Writing' down the revised topic. This
would be a great help in recollecting the
topics learnt earlier.
The best mantra for stress free exams is
RW – REVISE regularly and WRITE frequently.
Dr Dheep says that exam stress in students has
relatively increased over years despite of student
friendly and stress free assessment systems. The
excitement and curiosity for knowing new things is
curtailed in this generation.
This bounds the creativity of the child. He says
that the child should be left to solve things right in
their own way and that there shouldn't be any
prescribed procedures to arrive at a solution.
The child must also be given the liberty to choose
his / her choice of interests. And the best of
outcomes would be met when the teachers and the
parents maintain a healthy rapport frequently
communicating the kid's aptitude and merits. The
child's aptitude should be identified and should be
educated and encouraged about the various
options but never be influenced.
Schools and Parents must stop projecting the
board exams as war. Exams are not designed to
catch the child's mistakes but to assess the child's
capability. Hence the parents and schools must not
scare the children of the exams.
Toppers are always at a higher risk of stress due to
higher expectations and hogher goals set by their
adults.
Toppers – must be self motivated
Mediocres- must be appreciated
Low performers- must be well motivated
according their capabilities.
Stress Busters
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Regular revisions would reduse stress.
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Physical activities are a must in a dayWhen the child runs or plays the energy
gets drained and craves for a boost up.
Once the boost is given the energy levels
get refreshed.
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Adequate physical activities like
swimming, cycling, jogging, yoga etc
should be encouraged.
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Dr Dheep suggests that Value Education
should be done on regular basis to relax
the minds.
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Adequate water, good sleep, eating right
and avoiding gadgets would keep one's
mind relaxed and fresh.
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The students during exam days must be
lent with a friendly ear. They should be
allowed to talk and share their feelings.
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Peer education in some cases plays a
magic role.
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Individual variations should be respected.
As there is no prescribed way of
preparations.
Example : If the child finds it comfortable
reading in mind then he / she must be
allowed to do so instead of forcing them
to read aloud.
If the child is feels comfortable to saty
awake late nights for preparation then
he/she must be allowed to do so instead of
forcing them to go to bed early and wake
up early.
Stress and Health
Dr Dheep says that Stress is good as it gives
meaning to one's life, but it should not reach the
breaking point. Stress results in major health issues
as it results in anxiety. This anxiety causes
depression effecting physical and mental health.
Don't stress , Do your best, Forget the rest.
To reach the top you don't have to be a book worm.
Just stay cool and your best.
Student Column In charge
Teacher Column In charge
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Samy Kannu, G7
Ms. Kalyani Venkatesh
Queen Mira International School
Connoisseur's Exhortation
Soma Basu Speaks
"There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise"
- Wea Dubos
Born and brought up in Delhi in an orthodox
Bengali Family, Ms. Soma Basu proves to be a
living example of the saying above. A well known
Personality in the editorial wing in the famous
daily 'The Hindu'. Though she successfully
completed her school education with good scores,
she could not choose a field to be pursued in her
graduation. Her father being a doctor decided and
made her try for a medical course. True that she
had no interest in medicine, yet, just to fulfill her
father's wish, she tried out on entrance many a
times but in vain. Still her father wanted her to join
in a related discipline and so she had to choose
Zoology for her under graduation.
News of those times in Delhi and there started her
life as a Journalist.
She proudly says, “It was my Professor,
Dr. Chaturvedi, who silently and powerfully
pushed me into this field, the best of choice I could
have ever made”. She continues that his support has
made her a driven individual and she would be
forever grateful to him
Though she entered college with no interest or
hope she very shortly was
stimulated by her Zoology professor Dr. Ravi
Chathurvedi who was also a famous cricket
commentator of her time. She was strongly
inspired on the way he presented things in the
most interesting way. He made her the editor of a
science journal of the department which helped
her to identify where her interest lies, which he had
done already when he asked her to accompany him
for all the cricket matches and one fine day he had
asked her to pen down what saw in the pavilion
and that was her first report.
“Journalism is an act of faith in the future”.
Having faith in her talent to have a bright future
opened for her in the field, it was Dr. Ravi
Chaturvedi, who paid her fees for MA Journalism
as her father denied to as he was totally against her
doing journalism, and successfully convinced him
too later. (Gratitude quote)
She says with heartfelt gratitude that she was on
cloud nine when Dr. Chaturvedi showed her first
article (Cricket commentary) which was
published in Hindustan Times, a popular Evening
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Journalism – a field of challenges.
Speaking about her carrier, she shared that before
she could place herself in The Hindu, she had her
intern in a patriot newspaper by Aruna Asafali, who
lead Quit India Movement. She had given many of
her best articles in that magazine. Still it was there
she had to face a professional shock and she quit the
magazine when she was denied to publish her
article to reveal the truth on a public figure who was
in good books of the public. She joined in Hindu in
the year 1992 since when she is continuing her
service there, initial years in Delhi and now in
Madurai. Though the period when she entered
into the field was already open to women, she had to
face a lot of physical, mental and psychological
challenges which had helped her to gain strength
gradually and which have moulded her to be and
give her best.
She was displeased when she had to share about the
juvenile crimes which have become very common
these days. More than to discuss in detail on that
she preferred to share her views on how it could be
reduced and she had a request to the parents and
teachers. She says 'Be as close and as approachable
to the children as possible. Being with them is the
only way to learn them better. Never fail to have a
close monitoring on the children where ever they
are and whatever they do”
Words for the Young Leaders:
Listen to your heart and pursue that
Do what you love to do to draw closer
to your aspirations and come out with
your love potential
Develop reading habit.
Student Column In charge
Teacher Column In charge
Amazing
Nishanth Kumar, G8
Ms. Radha Nandhini
Facts
Tulip bulbs were sold costlier than gold in 1600's. In 1630's a
kind of frenzy for tulips occurred named “Tulip mania” and
tulips became so expensive as to be treated as a form of currency.
Fabric made from fibers of lotus plant is used in Myanmar for
making robes of Buddha. According to old legend, lotus
flowers bloomed everywhere that lord Buddha walked.
Snapdragon flowers resemble a dragon, and if you
squeeze the sides, the dragon's mouth will appear
to open and close.
Foxglove is a kind of pink tubular flower which derived its name
from old English belief that foxes slipped into these
flowers to sneak up on their prey!
Orchids have symmetry similar to human faces.
The flower of the titan arum (Amorphophallus titanium) is the
largest unbranched flower in the world and can reach up
to 15 feet tall.
Ghost Orchid is a plant that was presumed to be extinct for
almost 20 years and only recently materialized again
It has no leaves and does not use photosynthesis to
manufacture its own food.
Student Column In charge
Teacher Column In charge
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Ms.Rubina Thahseen
Maallick, G7
Queen Mira International School
Sixth Sense
How to fit it ourselves in the best schools?
When a child reaches the age of 3 the question that
moves around the four walls of the house is about
the schooling of the child. Everyone tries to make
the right decision and they want to put their kids
on a path toward lifelong learning, a prestigious
college education and a successful career. Mom's
heart looks for a school where her kid empties the
lunch box and reaches back safely, Dad's brain
inspects whether the school can increase his
knowledge bank, Uncle aunties and the close
neighbours wants the kid to be an all rounder like a
star performers who kills their boredom all time by
singing, cracking jokes or dancing fabulously etc.
In order to fit in the best school we really need to do
some basic homework, record it, analyze it and
understand the concepts and norms clearly to
conclude and extract the one which a child's need
deserves.
The board followed- pedagogy in use, a balanced
curriculums, assessments details, books they take
up all these are necessary and basic information to
be noted before enrolling the child. We also need to
analyze the educational approach of the system,
whether they follow any educational philosophies,
many schools incorporate multiple philosophies.
Some philosophies are play-based in the early
grades; introduce reading using phonics, math
through abacus etc. Some schools follow specific
educational models such as the Montessori
Method, the Waldorf approach, Dr. Howard
Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, Dr. Mel Levine's
All Kinds of Minds strategies for children with
learning differences, and more. Many schools have
recognized that all children are not equally
prepared for schooling, especially in the initial
years of education. Students may show some
learning disorders such as dyslexia, or have stronger
visual memory, etc. Hence, many schools have
learning resources centers to give extra coaching to
such children to bring them at a par with other
students in the class. As parents, we think our child
will be the best student of the school. But, we may
be in for a surprise when our child may actually
struggle with the curriculum.
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Hence, it is better to opt for schools having such
resource centers that can mould students.
Learning environment in the class has to be
inquired which arises several questions in our mind
like- Is the teacher standing up and lecturing, or
working with students in active ways? Is the teacher
using visual and physical models as well as text to
teach? Do kids get to manipulate objects as they
learn? Are individual differences (such as in
learning styles and academic strengths) being
accommodated, or do all students do equal
activities at the same time? Will my child's
learning style be suited well to this school's
approach? The communication system followed
how far a parent can contact through mails or any
other mode.
Teacher matters a lot- for preschoolers, the
connection between child and teacher is more
important than any curriculum, A teacher can also
bring in drastic change of the child, they sow a seed
of practice which grows into plant of habit and ever
lasts like tree of behavior. Excellent teachers not
only teach more, but they can even accelerate the
rate of learning among their students, they also
meet up the learning difficulties of each individual.
To conclude with along with imparting knowledge,
aptitudes, carving the cognitive and intellectual
skill the school should also develop the moral and
some traditional values inside the child's mind and
soul. There should be an insight and in- depth
learning which will enhance the confidence level,
and elevate to spread the wings above the sky and
meet out the expectations of the family, society,
country and this world.
Pandi Selvi
Student In charge
Teacher In charge
Ananya Jain, G8
Kalpana Karthick Somasekar
Hermes Café
Finding Serendipity by
Angelica Banks
W h e n Tu e s d a y
McGillycuddy and her
b e l o v e d d o g , B a x t e r r,
discover that Tuesday's
mother—the famous author
Serendipity Smith—has gone missing, they set
out on a magical adventure. In their quest to
find Serendipity, they discover the mysterious
and unpredictable place that stories come from.
Here, Tuesday befriends the fearless Vivienne
Small, learns to sail an enchanted boat, tangles
with an evil pirate, and discovers the truth about
her remarkable dog. Along the way, she learns
what it means to be a writer and how difficult it
can sometimes be to get all the way to The End.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
In a world where bullying
among young people is an
epidemic, this is a refreshing
new narrative full of heart
and hope. R.J. Palacio has
called her debut novel “a
meditation on kindness”
—indeed, every reader will come away with a
greater appreciation for the simple courage of
friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a
diamond in the rough who proves that you can't
blend in when you were born to stand out.
August Pullman was born with a facial
difference that, up until now, has prevented him
from going to a mainstream school. Starting
5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing
more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but
his new classmates can't get past Auggie's
extraordinary face.
Student In charge
Teacher In charges
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Dominic, G7
Ms. Pandi Selvi &
Ms. Muthu Selvi
O wl Diaries #1: Eva's
Tr e e t o p F e s t i v a l ( A
Branches Book) by Rebecca
Elliott
This adorable early chapter
book series is perfect for
young gir ls who lo ve
f riendship stories starring animal
characters!This series is part of Scholastic's
early chapter book line called Branches, which
is aimed at newly independent readers. With
easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fastpaced plots, and illustrations on every page,
these books will boost reading confidence and
stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Eva Wingdale gets in over her head when she
offers to organize a spring festival at school.
Even with her best friend Lucy's help, there is
NO way she will get everything done in time.
Will Eva have to ask Sue (a.k.a. Meanie
McMeanerson) for help? Or will the festival
have to be cancelled?
Princess Pink and the Land
of Fake-Believe #1:
Moldylocks and the Three
Beards (A Branches Book)
by Noah Z. Jones
Easy-to-read text and
engaging full-color artwork
throughout, kids will be
drawn right into this very
funny land of fractured fairy tales! This series is
part of Scholastic's early chapter book line
called Branches, which is aimed at newly
independent readers. Branches books help
readers grow! In the Land of Fake Believe,
Princess meets a strange girl named
Moldylocks. When Princess's stomach
grumbles, Moldylocks takes her to the home of
the Three Beards. The girls sit in the Beards'
chairs, eat their chili, and jump on their beds
Queen Mira International School
Mission Accomplished
Erudite Club Activity
Traditional Food Feast
The Erudite Club With the objective of “to foster
and broaden the joy for literature and to augment
the proficiency in all four skills of Language”,
ensures to conduct a variety of activities to foster
the linguistic temper in children. The specific
graders 3,4,6 & 7 had a freaking exposure that
even helped us in identifying the great singers in
them. The students of grades 5 & 8 had yet
another wonderful session where they exhibited
their oratorical skills. These privileged children
had a great where learning was given with fun!!
Each child was asked to recite their own bio poem
and was made to talk about them for a minute..
This highly helped the children in enjoying and
learning to develop the linguistic skills marking it
a fun filled and fulfilled session!
The children are getting lured to modernized way
of eating, to reinforce the importance of healthy
eating and to know the nutritional values of such
traditional foods; a traditional food feast was
organized by the students of grade 6 as a part of
their Heritage Club activity. Note only thye food
seemed to be traditional but also the warm and
pleasant “ Vanakkam and serving the food in
banana leaves” added more charisma to the feast.
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Our children enjoy screening the movies exclusively
at popcorn club where they enjoy it with their fellow
mates!. As a part of it .. the movie they witnessed was
“The children of Heaven”.
As part of Heritage club activities, a brief description
about Jain caves which have number of stone beds
and sculptures that shows authority for Jainism in
and around Madurai was given. The historical
background of Vardhamana Mahaveera and Jain
Thirthankars were educated to the children. Some
amazing customs about the Tamil- Brahmi
inscriptions and Vatteluthu inscriptions were also
introduced to the children. The session insisted upon
visiting to these Jain caves as it would benefit the
children a lot both intellectually and historically
rather than spending their time in Malls, Parks and
Game points. The responsibility and conservation of
these caves were discussed, to kindle the
Archaeological and the thoughts of historical
discovers, since some of them would even turn into
Archaeologists in future.
The grades were divided into two and the activities
given were parallel. Grades 4 and 5 students were
eagerly portraying the characters in the movie -Ali,
Zahira etc.., they enjoyed enacting the movie.”
Grades 6, 7 children were becoming critic writers by
the review of the movie given by them and were
sharing their real life experiences to their peers.
Thus the objective of reviewing the movie through
pop corn club was enhanced with writing skill during
the month of February!.
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Science Club Activity
DINO HUNT
Think Lab Activity
WHO EATS WHAT
We do have little scientists experimenting by their
hands on in Think labs activities. They had
discovered a lot apart from their science subjects and
the knowledge gained was interesting in a practical
method. They had a live session on learning science
concepts where they proved that QMIS'ians are not
bookish and excel beyond in their discovery! The gist
of activities in which the children's hands were on
are..
PURE WATER
MOSQUITO BITE
TURN ON YOUR SEED
UNSEEN DANGERS
LUNG DIAPHRAM
BOILING IN PAPER CUP
BALLOON ROCKET
AGENT ORANGE
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BULKY PULLEY
TELL TALE TEETH
SUPER SENSES
OILY SPOILY
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INVISIBLE INK
These experiments paved the way in learning the
concepts of Malarial transmission in human beings,
Importance of scale in microbial world and awareness
about hygiene practices, Mechanism of breathing,
The importance of ignition temperature and good
conductors of heat, Testing the presence of starch in
food and developing the concept of balanced diet,
This involves the water purification technique and
the reasons for the tooth decay with the ways to
prevent it. They also gained the idea of basic nature of
any substance in earth with the habitual behavior of
animal classifications and their species!
National Science day
The whole of science is nothing more than a
refinement of everyday thinking. Albert Einstein
National science day was celebrated in our premises
on 28th of February 2015 with fun and enthusiasm.
The main event for the day was the science exhibit
that our little scientists from grade IV to VII
performed. There were 14 activities in total, with
four students per activity. The students showed
excellent knowledge, ingenuity and skill in the
execution and presentation of the project. The active
participation of our parents boosted our children
making them 'The Scientists of the day'.
The science day celebrations would definitely help in
a long way to inculcate scientific attitude in the
students. To list few activities- Tippy Tap, To the
rescue, Catch the thief, Grabber, Lava lamp, Pencil
propeller, Bernoulli's bag, Draw dio, Balloon rocket,
Lung diaphragm, Scuba dive, Fun pen, Flubber,
Perception of vision. As the saying goes “In learning
you will teach and in teaching you will learn”, it was a
good day of learning for both the students and the
parents.
Glimpses of the National Science Day
Celebration at QMIS
Pencil Propeller
Build a Bridge
Bernoulli's Bag
Lava Lamp
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Student In charge
Teacher In charges
Rupshya, G8
Ms. Sophia &
Ms. Jenifer
Queen Mira International School
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“The essence of road safety is to live healthy”
A good book has no ending
-R.D. Cumming
The QMIS' Quarterly News Letter - Yagna Voume
4, Issue 2 is an added bonanza for the book lovers
during this global festive season. The Yagna Volume
4, Issue 2 was released with a difference in the
presence of the man of ideology Shri M.V.
Muthuramalingam, the chairman of Velammal
Educational Trust at his office. As a token of love and
respect, our chairman Dr. Chandran gave the first
copy of the school calendar to Shri
Muthuramalingam followed by the release of Yagna
Volume 4, Issue 2. The great Edupreneur insisted on
inculcating the morality and discipline in the
students of the present era along with their Academic
Education. The meeting served to be knowledge and
thought- sharing session. We bid adieu and returned
school taking a message for the upcoming New Year
2015 –'16.
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To promote the health and wellbeing of children in
the traffic environment, a road safety awareness
program was held in the school premises on 7th of
February 2015.Along with the students, teachers and
the transport department took an active
participation as “ Road sense is the offspring of
courtesy and the parent of safety.” Mr.Selvictor,
Inspector of police-Traffic, Thilagarthidal police
station briefed the children on the various safety
measures to be taken while travelling on road. He
educated the children that “Normal speed meets
every need” by illustrating examples. He also
explained about the road safety slogan of the year
"Safety is not just a slogan; It's a way of life". This one
hour session had given the audience enough values
which would not only help them, but also their near
and dear ones.
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Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of
hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of
charity in the heart.
- Washington Irving
Festivals, apart from enjoyment, teach us a value.
Santa Claus visited QMIS on 23rd of December to
spread love and joy in the campus. As Christmas is
synonymous with gifts, the celebration started with a
fun game following which we had our teachers
Ms.Dahphne Rodrego and Ms.Shyamala with a
power point presentation. The significance of things
used during the Christmas time was explained . Any
event would go incomplete without the words of our
beloved Principal Ms.Sujatha. She, and her wishes
insisted the children to have a New Year resolution
that would strengthen a child mentally and make
him/her more focused. A game to make children
think beyond was conducted to instill thoughts in
children that there was something more in our
festivals-“ Sharing love and joy”.
The children were told to come in ethnic wear and
traditional finery. It was a meticulously planned and
well organized celebration. The untiring team
arranged for a grand sale of valaiyal , balloons and
brought Vaadi vaasal , huts, aattu manthai,
agricultural tools into the arena to make the
celebration true to the concept “Kalanjiyum “.
The typical festival snacks like javvu mittai , kuchi
ice, paniyaram and kambangool and thrills such as
Ranga raattinam , Kodai rattinam , safaris on bullock
and horse added more to the enjoyment . Minor
games like illavatta kal, uri adhithal, valluku maram
and tug of war which were practiced in olden days to
show case young men's strength enthralled the
visitors and children. Cock and Goat fights stole the
entire show. The QMIS parents also took part in the
competitions. We did have the fortune tellers- Kizhi
Joshiyam and Kuri solrathu who with their words
gave all a promising new year ahead. The students
and the visitors from US and France marched back
their dormitories with a pride of understanding the
values of pongal and history behind all the games and
practices. On the whole, it gave a complete
satisfaction of visiting a village.
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Thai Pongal - the charming festival of Thanksgiving
Pongal is an ancient festival of people in South India
particularly by Tamilians. The history of the festival
can be traced to the Sangam Age i.e. 200 B.C to 300
A.D. The QMISians
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Kalanjiyum on 13th January 2015.
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Queen Mira International School organized its 4th
Annual Day Celebration under the title Sangamam
– an amalgamation of arts on 24.01.2015 &
25.01.2015 – a two day mega hit event at the school
premises. On Day 1 Shri Justice D. Murugasen,
Member – National Human Rights Commission
and the former Chief Justice of the Delhi High
Court was the Chief Guest and Shri M.V.
Muthuramalingam, Chairman Velammal
Educational Trust was the Special Invitee “Learning
and Teaching with pleasure” was the message
imparted to the teachers and parents by the Chief
Guest. The significance of teaching human values in
education was insisted by the special invitee. On Day
2 , t h e C h i e f G u e s t J u s t i c e S h r i V.
Ramasubramanian, Judge – Chennai High Court
inaugurated the school's Q's Cafeteria .
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The Chief Guest in his address showered his views
upon the present scenario of education and
mesmerized the audience in bringing forth the true
education through the quotes of the great legend
Swami Vivekananda. Accolades to various winners
and participants of the National and International
Level Competitions were awarded by the Chief
Guests in the presence of Dr. Chandran, Chairman,
Guruji Educational Trust. As the cultural events
unfurled on both the days, the viewers' enthusiasm
got boosted with its wide range of assorted
proceedings that were presented for the horde.
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the choir portrayed the Eternal Love of The
Almighty. Each and every program was enjoyed by
the audience. The cultural events began with the
welcome dance of KG kiddies. Followed by the
welcome dance, the other KG kiddies proved their
talent by performing excellent dances like garden
dance, folk dance, party dance. After that, the KG
kids again proved their remarkable talent by
performing an amazing fairy tale skit. Followed by
the pleasing KG performances were the blasting
performances of graders 3, 4 & 5. The various
International Dance Forms took us to its native land
with its stylish steps and well designed costumes.
After the Ramayana enactment that reinforced the
values of Love and Dharma brought a blissful drizzle
that made everybody feel the presence of Almighty.
The Great Orator Sir Winston Churchill was
brought alive through the magnanimous
performance of the skit “The Last Lion of Great
Britain”.
The Day 2 events were presented by the primary
students of Grades 1 & 2 and the senior school
students (Graders 6 to 8). The cultural events took its
charm and energy through the Classical Dance
performance of grades 6 to 8 girls. They also sang
some sweet melodious songs which were given bliss
to everyone who heard it. The Mahabharata team
rocked the stage with a truly melodramatic
performance and made the crowd to feel the scenes a
live picturesque which in turn had brought tears
rolling down their cheeks. The English Skit
Napoleon Bonaparte portrayed on stage revealed the
essential qualities of a true soldier. The Fusion
Dancers dancing to the electrical tunes rocked the
stage. The Martial Arts Performers not only served to
be a component of this mega event, but had truly
created the thirst for learning such arts. The twists
and turns of the Yoga performers were very
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The FM host – the anchoring team from Sangamam
FM 20.1 added more flavor and charm to the entire
event. Thus this grand and gala two day- event was
undoubtedly an amalgamation of arts.
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Open House Meeting is an opportunity provided for
the parents of new students admitted in this
academic year 2014 – 15 to observe the live
classrooms, to have a look around the school and
classrooms in order to gain information. The
objective of the open house meeting is to enhance
the engagement level of a parent with the school and
to understand their child's learning methodology.
Parents enthusiastically took part and observed the
classes of either the alternate class or one grade
higher of their ward's grade. They were highly
satisfied with the methodology and the ways the
children are handled. Outcome of which, was plenty
of positive feedbacks in edusparrow.
The students were given a chance to visit Max Vista
Apartments, opposite to Fatima College, the first
quake resistant apartment in Madurai.
Mr.
Elango Packiaraj, the Managing Director of MAX
PROPERTIES Pvt Ltd., gave a thorough guidance in
this regard. He, with his Structural Engineer Mr.
Karuppasamy took the children to every nook and
corner of the building explaining the significance
behind each design.
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for the students of grade IX on the 7th January 2015.
The purpose of this visit was to have a thorough
knowledge on quake resistant buildings and the
science and technology involved in making a
building quake resistant. They were taken to 'MAX
PROPERTIES' Pvt Ltd., a construction company to
learn more on earth quake management and
construction of quake resistant buildings. They were
accompanied by two staff members Ms. Kalpana and
Ms. Radha Nandhini.
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They also instructed the students theoretically on
seismic waves, focus, epicenter, quake susceptibility
and the changing designs and patterns of quake
resistant buildings. The students had a good
interaction with the resource person and gained a
good knowledge. The day was called off when they
came back enriched with a thorough knowledge on
earth quake and how a building could be designed to
make it quake resistant.
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Happy Schooling always ended with 4.30pm but on
the days of these slumber parties their happiness got
extended beyond.
When the circular was rolled out to the children
related to the slumber party , children and parents
were so excited and showed much interest in
participating in the event. On 6th February evening,
the children stepped into QMIS well prepared with
their backpack , had a smile on their face and sent off
their parents from school to have much fun time with
their peer group.
As our customary practice, the evening commenced
with Invocation of God and the rest was proceeded
according to the agenda. They had their unique time
in their activities such as Treasure hunt and Blindfolded game. Their movie time in a theatre like venue
with coned pop corns brought them into a different
world. Delicacies were served to the children at Q's
Cafeteria where they enjoyed their friends'
companionships and relished the dinner. Thereafter,
the camp fire welcomed them to dance around with
the team according to the tune of music. The day
ended up with their bed time brushing, night prayer
and bedtime stories.
The next day morning began very early and the
children were so excited to witness the miracle of
transmission of night into day which is otherwise
known as the panoramic view of the Sun Rise with a
cup of Hot Chocolate. Warm-up activity – Jogging
motivated the children and was followed by some
other physical activities. They had their break-fast at
Q's Cafeteria and packed up their belongings and bid
good-bye to School.
Slumber Party (1) was organized for graders 3 on
06.02.15 and 07.02.15 on the theme “Galaxy”.
From the party, the children had learnt how to make
their stay independently, right from organizing
themselves for the activities, in having their food, in
spreading their own beds and in following their
routines without any lapses.
Slumber Party (2) was initiated for Graders 2 on
14.02.15 and 15.02.15 on Jungle theme. These
children were showing much interest and
enthusiasm in all the areas especially packing their
things with the check list in hands. They wanted to
have more slumber parties like this.
Slumber Party (3) was scheduled for Graders 1 on
21.02.15 and 22.02.15 on Aquatic theme. Their
learning outcome on the whole was peer group
management, some valuable routines and warm-up
activities in the morning.
Slumber Party was an occasion for us to realize the
responsibility of every individual kid and this was
extending the happiness of the children. Every child
wound up the day looking forward for more such
exciting sleep over parties with their friends inside
the QMIS premises.
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" At this victorious juncture i thank almighty for his
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to my little angel and my grade 9 students "
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Its Owner Everywhere!!!
On the 3rd of January, 2015, Team QMIS took part
in the CO Scholastics presentation that was given by
The Principal Ms. Sujatha Guptan and
Co – ordinator Ms. Aysha Siddika. The team was
given an insight about the Co – Scholastics that has
to go hand in hand with the Scholastic development
of an individual that will pave way for a holistic
development. The various Co Scholastic domains,
the rubrics used for assessing and the compilation of
grades for the same were discussed with the team. It
served to be knowledge sharing session.
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If it's meant to be, it will find its way…….”
Watching movie in theatre with the effects and sound
and 100 people surround you is the atmosphere
which is quite good and interesting .As part of
human welfare, the management members of QMIS
had hosted a good movie show to the teaching staff.
Team QMIS called it a Q's Movie which was
collectively enjoyed by 26 teachers on 07.02.2015 in
a matinee show. The movie was a comedy film
'Kaakki Chattai' in which the actor 'Shiva
Karthikeyan' entertained the viewers. It gave the
team good excitement and a great relaxation from
their monotonous routines. Moreover, the usual
combo pop-corn and cone ice-cream during the
intermission were relished like delicacies with the
companionship of the entire team. Teachers
departed to their home with mindful of fun and a
complete satisfaction of watching a good movie.
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Multiplies the Success”
Teachers play a vital role, as standard – bearers of
values and accomplishments of our children. As we
are on the brink of the Academic Year 2014 –'15, as a
note of gratitude to those sanctified souls – “The
Teachers”, a staff dinner together was arranged by the
management to rejoice the hard work we put in and
the triumphs we made .It was an energetic eve that
was just filled with fun, frolic and feast that brought
the team out of the humdrum. The joyous night
ended with a heartfelt gratitude that was bestowed
upon to the management. The team dispersed
chanting the golden verse “Together Everybody
Achieves More!!!”
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Schooling, Graduations, Distinctions and finally
placements- is all that matters for the current
generation. Have you ever realized what is at utmost
importance beyond all this? It is ETIQUETTE. We
are heading into a time period where we cannot keep
to ourselves instead must come out and exhibit our
merits. In such a scenario one has to really work on
their etiquettes to survive or rather show up one self
in the huge mob of meritorious souls.
Etiquette has become a part of our daily life as it
benefits the culture of socializing. Etiquette is more
of an unspecified conduct of an individual.
Professional Etiquette plays a key role in making an
everlasting impression at the work place. A good
Etiquette serves the benefit of good opportunities
whereas failing the same may leave oneself with
empty hands.
Any kind of etiquette begins with a greeting. It is very
essential to make a good First impression on anyone.
And that can be achieved by a pleasant smile, a firm
handshake and a good eye contact.
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around you.
One must keep oneself well groomed.
A pleasant smile helps in maintaining
cordial relationship at the work place.
A firm handshake at the time of
introduction and at the time of closure
leaves a positive impression.
A good introduction with some important
information of oneself is always needed.
One must rise to introduce oneself or
others for better eye contact.
Always address others with his/ her title
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A firm handshake at the time of
introduction and at the time of closure
leaves a positive impression.
Usage of words like 'Please', 'Thank you'
and 'Kindly' may help you for a good
communication.
It is suggestible to avoid disrespectful,
demanding or aggressive tones at work
place.
Our non verbal communication i.e. our
body language also plays an important
role in leaving a good impression. So
maintain a good posture.
Punctuality is another aspect that
impresses people quickly.
Always make a closing statement while
departing from the place.
Social skills make the best of the carriers at the same
time they can even result in work place being a
nightmare. Kenitra Matheson, human resource
director with Dellinger and Deese in Charlotte,
N.C., emphasizes, “Etiquette and social skills are a
must! Our employees have to exhibit a certain level
of professionalism and etiquette, given that we
constantly interact with our clients.”
Be one step ahead— practice the social skills
necessary to help you make a great first impression
and stand out in a competitive job market.
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Ms. Shalini &
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Professional in-person presentation
Dress professionally. Understanding the
difference between business formal,
business casual, and casual attire.
Demonstrating professional grooming.
Demonstrating professional non-verbal
communication. Do not lie back in your
chair, yawn in an employer's face, or check
your cell phone in the middle of a
conversation.
Always greet your fellow mates with warm
smile.
Professional written presentation
Ensure that your cover letter, thank-you
notes, networking outreach e-mails and
other correspondence items are accurate,
truthful, and free of spelling and
grammatical mistakes, slang and Internet
slang (LOL, emoticons, etc.).
Misrepresenting yourself on your words is
a serious ethical violation.
Take the time to learn what is expected of
formal business correspondence.
When writing to business professionals,
always address them by Mr./Ms./Dr. and
their last names, until a person gives you
unsolicited permission to address him or
her by first name.
Always express appreciation to your
networking contacts and prospective
employers. Never complain or show a lack
of gratitude, even if it takes someone a long
time to respond to you.
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Q-2
The Puzzle:
The Puzzle:
You are doing some gardening, and need exactly 4
litres of water to mix up some special formula for
your award winning roses. But you only have a 5litre and a 3-litre bowl, but do have access to plenty
of water. How would you measure exactly 4 litres?
A bridge will collapse in 17 minutes.
4 people want to cross it before it will collapse. It is
a dark night and there is only one torch between
them.
Only two people can cross at a time.
"A" takes a minute to cross.
"B" takes 2 minutes.
"C" takes 5
and "D" takes 10 minutes
How do they all cross before the bridge collapses?
Q-4
The Puzzle:
Q-3
The Puzzle: Belt Puzzle - Solution
A magic rectangular belt always shrinks its length to
1/2 and width to 1/3 whenever its owner wishes
something. After three such wishes, its surface was 4
cm2. What was the original length, if the original
width was 9 cm?
A farmer wants to cross a river and take with him a
wolf, a goat, and a cabbage. There is a boat that can fit
himself plus either the wolf, the goat, or the cabbage.
If the wolf and the goat are alone on one shore, the
wolf will eat the goat. If the goat and the cabbage are
alone on the shore, the goat will eat the cabbage.
How can the farmer bring the wolf, the goat, and the
cabbage across the river?
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Calvin, G7
Ms. Pandi Selvi &
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Farmer takes Goat across (leaving Wolf and Cabbage behind),Farmer returns alone,Farmer takes Wolf across
Farmer returns with Goat
* We now have the Farmer, the Cabbage and the Goat on one side and the Wolf on the other side. Farmer
takes Cabbage across , Farmer returns alone, Farmer takes Goat across
Q-4
Fill the 5- litre bowl. Then fill the 3-- litre bowl from
the 5- litre bowl. You will now have 2 - litre s left in
the 5- litre bowl.
Empty the 3- litre bowl, and then transfer the 2 litre s
from the 5- litre bowl into it.
Now fill the 5- litre bowl again, then pour water
carefully from the 5- litre bowl into the 3- litre bowl
until it is full - exactly one more liter. The 5-liter
bowl now has exactly 4 liters.
Solution
Q-1
The original length of the belt was 96 cm.96×9
became 48×3, then 24×1, then 12×(1/3)
Solution
Q-3
A and B cross first using up 2 minutes.
A comes back making it 3
C and D cross making it 13 minutes
then B crosses back over making it 15 minutes.
And finally A and B cross together to make it 17
minutes!
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Harappan Scripts
Esha Nethra-PKG
Viswanth-KG 1B
Punya S.Prabhu- KG 2B
Alinaphsa- KG 2A
Immanuel-1A
Rianna-1B
Prajit-2A
Poun Prithiv-2A
Risha-2B
Madhav-2C
Akshay - KG1C
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Sudharsana-3
Sri Rachana-4B
Rufaitha-4A
Samuel-5A
Jenifer-5B
Kashmeeran-6B
Sham Samy-7A
Tamil chelvi-7B
Rupshya-8A
Arshaad-8B
Arshiya Haramain-5B
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Varshitha , G7
Teacher In charges
Ms. Selvi Balasubramanian &
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Grade - 5
Once I was reading a book which was about
pollution, I had a call from my mother asking me to
sleep. So I decided to sleep. The story started from
my dream . I was in a city where there was no rainfall
and was like a desert and with a hot and dry climate.
I noticed a board called “Welcome to Madurai”.
When I ran towards the direction , I could see people
suffering from water scarcity , food and even for
oxygen . They had to run for oxygen . Their
environment was completely covered with dust like
sand dunes like a desert. I was astonished to witness ;
then I had a severe headache and sat under a tree. All
these scenes came into my mind and disturbed my
mind a lot. I woke up suddenly. Next day morning, I
went to a library where I checked out Mr. Narendra
Modi's Clean India book . I could read his many
brilliant ways how he wanted to keep the nation
clean. Then I decided to follow his laws and save my
nation for the next generation . I took a resolution
that I would keep my nation clean , green and happy.
From then onwards, I started creating awareness
among my friends and shared my dream to them
also. I insisted them the significance of keeping
India, clean , green and happy.
I love my India to be green . If I get a chance to
educate people , my first advice would be to clean
India. My favourite colour is green and I love plants
the most. More of garbage dump and carbon-dioxide gas emission deplete the ozone layer and allow
the Sun to directly release the UV rays to the earth.
Knowing all this, I go green and join the team to
clean India. The children can be educated through a
magazine called “Magic Pot” and its famous slogan “
A happy world is clean and green”. The author
shares his brilliant ideas with us how to keep the
environment clean and green. My dream is to make
India a Garden and we all should be the bulbuls of it.
Through the Poem “Sare jahase aacha “, we could
understand to keep India clean and have a happy life
and stop discrimination. We must all take a oath to
keep India clean.
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According to me , two lines of a song for India :
My India is clean and lovely,
I'm ready to keep it clean ,
Who wants to join me come and join hands.
I am the Future ...
P.S. Yamika
Grade - 7
Doctor is my future . I would help the poor sick
people , since they downtrodden financially, I would
not demand money from them. I would like to
specialize myself in Gynocology . Can you guess
why I selected this as my career . Nowadays , the girl
babies are killed by the parents, as the they need to
spend lot of money on them for their marriage . So I
want to create awareness among the uneducated
parents to insist upon the importance of child
irrespective of gender. I could say the girls are the
back bones of any family or world. I want to save all
the girl babies and I'll improve the status of girls and
involve myself in the women's empowerment . My
permanent happiness in my life would be I would
give part my earnings to the charity.
True to the saying 'Today's children are tomorrow's
leaders', I would lead my future in a meaningful
way …..
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Billions of people fail to live the life they have wished
for because of the fear of the failure . One of the
strongest cause for this attitude is that they don't
believe in themselves. Believe in ourselves makes us
to reach our goals. When a child learns to stand up
and tries to walk , he is found to fall down again and
again. And by nature and instinct , he gets up and
again tries to step forward although he falls down
again. He has some fear in him , but he overcomes
and succeeds in walking. The same thing had once
happened in everyone's life when we are children.
At the early age of ours , we understand that there is
no success without failures . Failure is the stepping
stone to success. I f we fail , we have to realize our
mistakes and change our methods and try a new
approach . We should never fair for our failures.
For students like us, believe in ourselves is an
important aspect. So let's start believing in our
dreams , our strengths and utilize every opportunity
that comes our way . We should be confident and
victory will be ours and ours only.
Student In charge
Teacher In charge
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Ricky, G7
Ms. Sahaya Lizerence
Queen Mira International School
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One would think that at the etiquette is seriously
followed in all levels in a school. But still there lacks a
list of which is would be necessary where apparently
some students are unaware of some of the basics of
classroom etiquette. There will certainly be
variations as to what is considered "proper" for a
class based on the nature of the course. There will
even be differences in a particular subject depending
on what is occurring at any given time (lecture,
discussion, group work, test, etc.). Thus, the list
below would serve as a guide rather than a strict set of
rules.
There are two aspects to this. First, conversations
need to stop when the instructor is ready to begin
class. This certainly doesn't mean that there has to be
dead silence the second the instructor enters the
room. You can take a few moments to arrange books
and notes, check or prepare computer or other
equipment, or have brief conversations with teaching
assistants or students. Even so, when the instructor
makes it clear that class is starting other conversations
should be quickly finished.
The classroom should be a learning centred
environment in which faculty and students are
unhindered by disruptive behaviour. Students are
expected to maintain proper decorum. Classroom
promotes the free exchange of ideas. However,
students must adhere to the rules set forth by the
institution. In addition to learning to use effective
communication techniques, students must also
develop a good work ethic. Establishing classroom
etiquette rules and expectations early in the semester
can help foster an atmosphere of respect and
professionalism.Proper decorum has the authority to
manage the classrooms to ensure an environment
conducive to learning.
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Some students have a habit of coming late. If this
only happens once or twice it's probably not a big
deal. If it happens more often a proper explanation
should be given to the instructor. Late arrivals can be
distracting to the instructor and disruptive to the
class. If you do arrive late, take the first seat available
rather than hunting around for a "good" seat. If you
want a good seat, get to class on time
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Second, there may be times when one needs to ask a
question of a person sitting nearby. Brief, and quiet,
comments along the lines of "What was that point,"
or "Was that argument correct?" are certainly
understandable. You should not, however, carry on
conversations in class. This is true even if they
happen to be related to the topic. Even if such
conversations are relatively quiet and do not seem to
disturb anyone nearby, it can be distracting to the
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recorders, electronic dictionaries to classroom. This
sort of behaviour not only distracts the person but
also the instructor and the student seated beside.
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There is a common myth among students that
because they pay tuition they deserve to receive credit
for the class. This is not true. In fact, students pay only
a portion of the cost incurred. Instructors are here to
create a learning environment. Whether you learn
depends on your willingness to listen, ask appropriate
questions, and do the work necessary to pass the
course. If your academic preparation is weak or if you
have been out of focus time, you may have to work
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listen to the instructor and take good notes will be
more likely to pass and score high grades. If you have
an emergency or illness, contact your instructor
ahead of time to let her/him know that you will be
absent. A local study showed that students who
missed the first class meeting were more likely later to
withdraw or fail. Important note: if you miss a class it
is your responsibility to meet with the instructor,
outside of regular class time, to determine a plan to
make up the missed work
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if you dominate the class time with too many
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students cannot participate in class discussions.
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them related to the discussion at hand it would be
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authority in the classroom is not advised. If you take
issue with the instructor's information or
instructional methods, make sure that your
comments are made without confrontation or
antagonism. You may want to discuss your issues
with her/him privately to clear doubts. Making fun or
nagging purely states you don't have respect for the
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usually waste class time. Students who have not
completed their assigned homework tend ask many
questions that could have been answered through
their assignments.
Assistance:
Your instructors are willing to assist you however;
there are ways to get help instead of getting over
enthusiastic in situations you dislike. Seeking help is
appreciable but at the right time, right place is more
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forward moves with footprints of upliftment.A
proper manners in a classroom leads to
empowerment, enlightenment and encouragement.
It doesn't matter how many A-grades you have, what
kind of a degree you hold, if you have good manners,
you are respected throughout. Supporting and
developing orderly and productive classroom
environments is the foundation for good classroom
management.
Student Column In charge
Anchana Guptan
Teacher Column In charge
Ms. Daphne Rodrigo & Ms. Gayathri Devi
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Queen Mira International School
Junior Journalist
Let's Meet Mr. Raj Satyan
The promising journalists of QMIS had a wonderful
opportunity to interview Mr.Samant Rohan
Rajendra, DCP Law and Order, Madurai. The
children were so excited and enthusiastic with
questions to shoot at him. Here he answers to our
children patiently and inspiringly squeezing in time
amidst his busy work schedule.
Anchana:
Mr.Samant:
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Gaurav:
Good afternoon sir. I am Gaurav
Kaalai of grade VIII. She is Anchana
Guptan of grade VII. We are here to
interview you for our Junior
Journalist column of Yagna- the
platform that showcases the
accomplishments and trails of
inspiring personalities that would be
a source of motivation for the young
leaders of tomorrow.
Mr. Samant : Good afternoon Children. I am very
much glad to spend time with such
wonderful young journalists. The
uniforms that you wear are adding
on to the professionalism for which
you should thank the school
management.
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Gaurav :
Mr. Samant :
Anchana :
Sir, on being the Deputy of the Police,
Commissioner can you share with us
your roles and responsibilities.
There are four divisions in the
commisssionerate. I am in-charge of
the Law and Order and traffic
maintenance. My prime
responsibility is prevention of crimes
and planning road safety.
Thank You sir. We would like to know
more about you.
I was born and brought up in
Mumbai. My schooling was in a
Government school post which my
degree in electronics. I started my
career with Satyan Electronics in
Tidal Park, and then as an English
teacher. Finally through the UPSE
exams, I became the Deputy
commissioner of police.
Thank You sir. We want to know how
you would handle the positive and
the negative criticism on the police
department?
Mr. Samant : Any type of criticism must be taken as
an opportunity to improve our self
and nothing more than. This sector is
prone to many criticisms; I take all
those in a very positive manner.
Gaurav :
Thank you sir. Can you tell us how you
develop a friendly relationship with
the public?
Mr. Samant : Policing is not a job, it is a service. I
really wonder why police are been
looked at as a terror. It starts right
from your house. When you do some
mischief, your parent would
immediately say” I will call the police”
and there starts the fear on policeman.
To top this, at times the movies also
project us with a rude mask. We are
here to serve the people and not
threaten the people.
But I am happy that the trend is
changing. We are now practicing
community policing or public
partnership. We do have daily
petition or the grievance day where in
the public can walk in straight to us
and file a case. We do conduct
meeting in the community halls and
interact with the public to their
grievance. Now that the technology
has developed, people can reach us
24/7 by social networking. We are
also launching a website soon.
Anchana :
Thank you Sir. We would like you to
share one of your memorable
experiences in the course of your career.
Mr. Samant: There are many such memorable
incidents, but the one that stays
evergreen in my mind is, young
student like you had applied for a gun
license. He had to participate in a rifle
shooting competition. From our end
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we had speeded up the process and we
were able to give him the license on
time. And today he is representing
India in the junior Olympics. This is
something close to me and I feel
elated knowing that I have been
useful in some way to the boy.
Anchana :
Thank you sir. Can you guide us by
telling us the skill sets required for an
IAS/IPS?
Mr. Samant : For a person to enter into this service,
he has to be devoted to this
profession. As I said earlier, it is a
service and not a job. Secondly, he
must have a good physical and
mental health and must know to
control stress. Thirdly, he must be
compassionate and sensitive to
things and must be able to deliver
justice.
Gaurav :
Thank you sir. Youth do not have
enough endurance to face the world.
What is your opinion on it?
Mr. Samant:
I don't go with you. You children are
the best example to prove what you
think is wrong.
Gaurav :
Thank you sir. Lastly, what is the
message that you want to tell the
young QMIS leaders?
Mr. Samant:
My message is simple. Develop
yourself to find the best within you
and do not aim low. Get inspired and
be an Inspiration.
Anchana :
Thank you sir for spending your
valuable time with us and you have
inspired us.
Student In charge
Teacher In charge
Darshana, G8
Ms. Suganthi Gopi
Queen Mira International School
Travelogue
The most splendid travel experience we recently had
was to Anandha Dhama resort at Kanakapura in
Bangalore. The very name of the resort means an
abode of joy and fun. We had planned and booked
the place for a group of 30 friends and their kids to
surprise the kids. It was a pleasant day out from
monotonous busy schedules for the adults but a very
exciting day for the kids as they were waiting to know
what was in store for a surprise.
It was located on the banks of the beautiful river
Cauvery, 90 kms away from Bangalore. It was a
nature's retreat amidst the luscious forests and
wildlife, far away from the city rushes, serene, calm
and peaceful. As soon as we arrived we were offered
with welcome drink and a mild breakfast.
They had a range of accommodations like Villas , log
huts, tree houses and tent houses. We chose tent
houses. We left our luggage in the tent houses and
then we set off on our thrilling adventures. This
resort was hosting various adventurous activities like
trekking, tree climbing, rope jumping , rough
cycling, rafting and many more. There were people
to guide us and safety gears were given to everybody
to avoid accidents. It was a complete over oiling for
the adults giving a good pump up to their muscles
and kids had utmost fun.
P/o Veer Surya G - III
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Cruise through Kerala in a House Boat!
“A relaxing ride on the backwaters of
Alappuzha rejuvenates our senses “
Have you ever gone cruising in a houseboat on the
backwaters of Kerala? If you haven't, make sure you
do. The Backwaters of Alappuzha are the most
popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat
cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience.
Such a boat trip on the backwaters of Alappuzha is
one of the best relaxations that one could have .This
one was really a wonderful and unforgettable
experience!
On the 25th of December, we set on a family day out
to Alappuzha. We were given a fresh juice welcome
by the caretakers of the houseboat. It was more of a
homely appearance right from the delicious Kerala
food that was served till the affectionate warmth that
was given by the caretakers. A whole day stay in the
house boat which was decided reluctantly became the
most cherishing memory in our hearts that was filled
fun, frolic, bonding and a complete relaxation with
our kith and kin. We packed reluctantly and felt as if
one full day ended up within a wink of an eye.
P/o Arshiya Haramain G - V
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We were fortunate to stay in Riyadh for few months.
I would like to share some of my pleasant experiences
. Riyad is situated in the centre of Arabian peninsula.
Riyadh is very strict and conservative. Women must
have to cover heads with Abaya in public. Whole
country's shops, stores , bank , Government agencies
for four times a day for the sake of regular prayers.
Our family went on a wildlife safari to Kenya and
Tanzania in August 2014. We flew to Lilimankaro
Airport, Tanzania from Mumbai. Initially , we halted
at Lake Manyara National Park . We went for a safari
drive through the forests and saw herds of Elephants,
Giraffe, Zebras, Baboons, Impala, Gazelle , Hippo
and Hornbills. The Elephants came into our reach of
the jeep. These were flamingoes feeding in the
alkaline lake.
There are many places to visit like Kingdom tower,
Malls, Masmak fort, Gold song, National Museum
and Riyadh zoo which is one of the leisure places in
Riyadh. d out. Healthy animals and good variety.
They managed to keep almost all kinds of healthy
animals and birds . They have different timings and
days to visit for men's, ladies and families
respectively.
Kingdom tower is a beautiful art of architecture
which is one of tallest skyscrapers standing 992 feet
high at centre of the city. Walking on sky bridge
would display a complete panoramic view of Riyadh.
The best time is only to visit the tower after 4pm, so
that we could witness day and night view. It has
many hotels, malls and entertainments and
commercial centre too. Another most enjoyable
place is shopping mall. We went to one such mall
named Riyadh gallery which was our favorite mall
with variety of shops , recreational activities , fun area
for kids and food court also.
We had a chance of visiting one of our friends ' farm
house at Kharj districts of Riyadh, where we could
see dates tree with fruits. We could also see camels
in outer area of Riyadh on roads . Those places and
days were most enjoyable and memorable ones for
our family.
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The next evening we left for Ngorongoro Gater
National Park, which is a UNESCO world Heritage
site. There were dozens of lions sleeping in the shade
and the children were thrilled when a lion cub walked
over and laid down under our jeep. We were lucky
enough to see Hyenas, Ostriches, Wildebeest,
Rhinos, Hippos, Buffaloes, Elephants, and Vervet
monkey, Jackal, Zebra, Warthogs, Giraffes and
Vultures. We spent two nights there and left for
Kenya. The alkaline lake is famous for its huge
population of pink flamingoes and rhinos. Other
animals we spotted include Buffaloes, Rothschild
Giraffe and Zebra.
The next day we visited Maasai Mara National Park.
The children were excited about the stay in a tent. We
spotted our first cheetah there. Huge herds of
migrating wildbeest were a right to behold in the vast
Maasai plains. We went for a walk along the Mara
river bank with a forest ranger and saw huge Nile
Crocodiles sleeping on the bank. We returned home
filled with memories and had a strong determination
to revisit Africa once more.
P/o Visakan G 8
Student Incharge : Shakthivel, G 8
Teacher In Charges : Ms. Revathi Rajini & Ms. Saranya Kannan
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Here the conversation of two boys about their
Hobbies in hindi.
ram: nmSkar ! Xyam Aap kWse ho (Namaskar! Shyam ap kaise ho) Hello! How are
you?
Xyam : nmSkar ! mW' #Ik hU\AOr suno kWse ho
üKya ho rha hW Aajkl ü
(Namaskar! Main thik hun. Aur sunao kaise ho?
Kya ho raha hai aajkal?) Hello!I am fine. How are
you? What are you doing these days?
ram: mW' #Ik hU\- Aajkl mW' @ak i$k$ šk$($I
kr rha hU\(Main thik hu. Aajkal mein daak ticket ikhathi kar
raha hu.) I am fine. Now-a-days I am collecting
stamps.
Xyam : [email protected] hW- Kya tum šs Albm me'
icpkaAoge ü
(Badhiya hai. Kya tum ise album me chipkaoge?)
Very good. Are you going to paste them in your
album?
ram: ha\mW'ne i$k$ kw ilE Alg se Albm
bnaya hW (Haan, maine ticket ke liye alag se album banaya
hai.) Yes, I have made a new album for the stamps.
Xyam : AC^a to ifr to tuMhare pas s.I dex kw
i$k$ hoge ü
(Achha to fir to tumhare pass sabhi desho ke ticket
honge?) Oh! So you must be having stamps of all
countries.
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ram: ha\mere pas Jyadatr s.I dex kw i$k$ hW'(Haan, mere pass zyadatar sabhi desho ke ticket
hain.) Yes, I have stamps of most of the countries.
Xyam : to Kya šnme mehgI i$k$ .I hW'ü
(To kya inme mehngi ticket bhi hain?) Do you
have expensive stamps also?
ram: mere pas bhut sarI i$k$ hW' ijnme se
ku^ kafI kImtI hW(Mere pass bahut saari tickete hai jinmein se kuch
kafi keemti hai.) I have lot of stamps, out of which
some are very expensive.
Xyam : pr'tu i$k$ s'g{h krne kw ilE Kya
fayda ü
(Parantu ticket sangrah krne ke kya fayde hain?) But
what is the use of collecting stamps?
ram: yh mera xOk hW- yh mu&e .Ugol p!ne me' .I
mdd krtI hW(Ye mera shauk hai. Ye mujhe bhugol padhne mein
bhi madad karti hai.) It is my hobby. And it teaches
some geography to me.
Xyam : bhut AC^a (Bahut achcha) Very well.
ram: tuMhara Kya xOk hWü
(Tumhara kya shauk hai?) What is your hobby?
Xyam : mera xOk j'glI fUl s'g[h krna hW(Mera shauk jangli phool sangrah krna hai) My
hobby is to collect wild flowers.
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ram: tum £nse Kya krte ho ü
(Tum unse kya karte ho?) What do you do with
them?
Xyam : mW' £nse kagj pr icpata hU\- ifr £nka
nam il% deta hU\(Main unhe kagaz par chipkata hun. Fir unka naam
likh deta hun.) I paste them on sheet paper and then
write their name.
ram: tuMhare xOk kw Kya fayda hW' ü
(Tumhare shauk ke kya fayde hain?) What is the
good of your hobby?
Xyam : mera xOk mu&e vnSpit ivDan me' mdd
krta hW (Mera shauk mujhe vanaspati vigyan me madad
karta hai.) My hobby helps me in botany.
ram: tumse imlkr bhut AC^a lga - ifr
imlte hW -
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Aam hW mI#aú
£ska r'g hW pIla–hraú
AOr vo hW bhut AC^a Aam hm sbko AC^e lgte
sb bCco ka mI#a flú
rsa AOr rsIla Aamú
sb bCco ka Pyara Aam -
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(Tumse milkar bahut achcha laga. Phir milte hain.)
Nice meeting to you. We will meet soon.
Xyam : AC^a Alivda
(Achcha alvida!) Ok bye!
Student In charge
Teacher In charge
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Ms. Revathi Rajini
French Etiquette
What to wear in Paris? Dress no more casual than
business casual when you are out and about.
Always greet the store clerk cheerfully when you
enter a shop. Then say goodbye when you leave.
Simple French greetings are “bonjour” or “bonsoir”
if it is after 6pm, and “au revoir” or “merci” when you
leave. Even better, is to accompany those with
“Monsieur/Madame/Mademoiselle”. It is also best
to ask first if you are going to handle clothing in a
clothes shop.
When addressing a stranger with a question, greet
them first, and then ask your question. It is an
important rule of French etiquette to always greet
someone officially first before speaking to them.
Don't just assume everyone speaks English. If you
don't speak French, ask politely if they speak English
before continuing. This can be done in English or,
better yet, in French. You can ask "Hello...Do you
speak English?" by saying "Bonjour...Est-ce que vous
parlez l'anglais?" A French phrase book can take you
far in Parisian-tourist relations...make sure you have
one if you are not already fluent in French.
Always use Monsieur/Madame/Mademoiselle if you
don't know someone, if you have just met them, or if
they are someone important.
Always wait to be invited to use first names. Until
then, use Monsieur/Madame/Mademoiselle and last
name. It's different between youths, however...if you
are a young student talking to another young
student, first names are fine.
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Don't yell from across the room. Wait until you are
close to start talking. In Paris, yelling is for anger and
that's about it.
La bise' is how Parisians who know each other greet
each other. This is the name for the cheek-kissing you
see everywhere. In Paris, it's two kisses. (Although
when I lived there, it was four...so you may still
encounter this on occasion). 'La bise' is more of a
brushing of cheeks with kissy noises than actual
kisses. Often no facial contact is made at all.
Generally, in Paris, start heading towards the left, or
in other words, kiss right cheeks first.
French people don't really hug. They are even a bit
uncomfortable with hugs. There isn't even a French
word for hug.
I guess with all this talk about politeness, it is obvious
that please, thank you and you're welcome are used
whenever given the chance. 'Please' and 'thank you'
are 's'il vous plait' and 'merci', as you likely know. It's
the 'you're welcome' that sometimes gets bungled up
a little by English-speakers. The proper French
etiquette way to say 'you're welcome' is to say 'Je vous
en prie.' If you want to say it more casually, as in 'it
was nothing', say 'I'll n'y a pas de quoi.' Many
English-speakers have been told to say 'mon plaisir',
but this is actually a bit flirtatious, the cheesy kind of
flirtatious, so it is usually best to avoid it...!
Student In charge
Teacher In charge
Dharshini, G7
Sophia Sagunabai
Queen Mira International School
KYOGEN FOR KIDS - Challenging the art of
laughter
Kyogen is a type of play passed down from ancient
times in Japan. It is a "comic” play where bright,
humorous characters take the stage and make the
audience laugh with their silly talk and strange
movements. Kyogen is a style of acting that has
remained unchanged for hundreds of years and is
acclaimed throughout the world as "the Art of
Laughter." There is an increase in the number of
children learning how to appreciate it, and they will
protect this splendid, important cultural heritage
and continue it into the next generation. Some of
them are trained by professional Kyogen-shi
(performer) and give a full-scale performance on
stage.
Handing Down 600 Years of Tradition
Kyogen originated some 600 years ago and is older
than Kabuki, the most well-known of Japan's
traditional performing arts. It is said that an old art
form of that era evolved and gave birth to two forms
of theatrical performance; namely, Kyogen and
"Noh." Kyogen expresses a story by means of
dialogue between the stage characters, while Noh
players wear masks on their faces and express the
story mainly through the use of dance and music.
In many cases both theatrical performances are still
acted out on the same stage and this single cultural
experience has been designated as "Intangible
Cultural Heritage."
World-wide it is unusual to find an example of a
single field of drama that is simply "comedy" and
although Kyogen is said to be the "art of laughter" it
is ok not to strictly think of it as so. Its repertoire
includes many stories of human shortcomings that
occur in everyday life, wrapped up in humor; and
you can feel the "laughter" and "ridicule" that can
even be understood by people living in today's
world. And if the repertoire includes the
appearance of animals and gods, you will likely be
able to enjoy a world of fantasy, such as that in
picture books of old tales.
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or cries, or is in pain. Anyone watching Kyogen for
the first time will be surprised at just how exaggerated
the acting is, in comparison with a normal play. Each
of these performances is called a kata, perfected over
hundreds of years and inherited unchanged.
Even today, children born into Kyogen-shi families
are rigorously taught these kata by their parents from
the age of 2-3 years old. Around the age of 4, they
make their stage debut playing the role of a small
monkey. They then grow up learning lots of roles and
after the age of 20, they work for the leading role in
the Fishing Fox play to complete their training and
become a full-fledged Kyogen-shi. In the world of
Kyogen, this is referred to as "starting as a monkey
and ending as fox."
Although the traditions of Kyogen are guarded and
passed down from parent to child to grandchild, it is
not only old tales that are performed on stage; new,
modern style works are also released.
In fall of 2013, the new work The Ibaraki Kid was
staged in Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture. This was a
new Kyogen based on a locally-told tale of a demon.
In the tale the friendly demon appears on stage with a
young man whose hairstyle is all standing up on end,
as is the fashion nowadays. The young man wreaks
havoc with his mischief, but finally mends his ways
after he is admonished by the demon. Taking
advantage of this Kyogen performance, a workshop
was held in Ibaraki City for local children to learn
about Kyogen. The children who participated in the
workshop gave great performances in the staged
production, playing the parts of children who were
friends with the demon.
Student In charge
Teacher In charge
Rithviksiam, G8
Ms. Gayathri Devi &
Ms. Seethalakshmi
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Experiential learning helps students to apply better
in their day to day life. The current topic in their day
today routine under discussion-making lemonade
was organized on 13th of February 2015 by the kids
of KG2. This activity mainly focused on developing
the fine motor skills like cutting, squeezing and
stirring which provides opportunity to strengthen a
child's clasping skill. This improves the coordination
and also acts a good exercise for the hands and the
wrist muscles. Organizing and execution of things
were learnt by the children with great enthusiasm.
Each and every child had the opportunity in
participating and sharing their experience. We could
hear the children saying 'I will prepare lemonade and
give it to my parents' as we know sharing is joy.
Children thoroughly enjoyed in sharing their
lemonade with each and every one in the campus.
Thus it was called the “FRESH AND JUICY DAY”.
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“JOLLY RIDE” is the most exciting word for the Kids
of all ages. we at QMIS frequently organize field trips
for the little ones. So we decided the best way of
educating children about what a nature walk is by
taking them to Thiruparamkundram Eco Park. This
time it was planned for the Pre Kg and Kg1 on 23rd of
February 2015. The objective was to give them a
learning experience about nature. Our children
enjoyed the bus journey by singing rhymes and
relishing the nature's beauty. They also had a learning
experience of new aspects like Bridges, different
modes of transport, hotels, temples, petrol bunk and
traffic signals.
Thiruparamkundram Park was located just near a
mountain. The kids were taken to the musical
fountain where they danced to the music with much
enthusiasm. The kids were really given a very good
exposure to the nature's beauty by giving them full
freedom to play on swings and slides enjoying the
amusements of the park. After relishing their lunch,
activities like Jumping over the hurdles and snow ball
were organized for their gross motor skills. Finally the
children with heavy heart set off from the park to get
back to their pavilion. They had loads and loads of
stories to share about their 'Jolly ride' with their
friends and parents.
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Life becomes sweet by adding different flavor in our
life. So our QMIS flavors planned to visit Puppy's
Bakery on 25th and 26th of February, 2015 for yet
another different exposure on baking and decorating
their crowns of cup cakes. With great enthusiasm the
kids of KG 2 happily got ready for this visit. Chefs at
Puppy's Bakery welcomed our little chefs with great
smile on their face. Our kids also with a sweet smile
wished the masters 'Good Morning' and entered the
bakery. Display of cupcakes, breads, and other pastry
items were really a visual treat that kindled the
interest of our little chefs to learn baking.
Chefs of the bakery willingly initiated their
demonstration by introducing different ingredients
and explaining the procedure of baking cakes. It was
very interesting to see the kids interact with Chefs
regarding the process and made them awe struck by
answering to all of their questions. While the cup
cakes were getting ready in Microwave-oven, the
decorating process of the cup cakes with fresh creams
was demonstrated. The chefs were much pleased
when our tiny tots answered a few puzzles put forth
in identifying the cartoon characters. It was a great
experience for our tiny tots to learn how to bake a
cake which influenced one of our little chefs to say” I
am going to teach my mother how to bake a cake
today”. A Wonderful experiential learning KG tots!!!
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Ms.Gayathri
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India is probable the only country in the world where
people belonging to different religions, castes and
creeds, speaking different languages, having different
cultures, different modes of living, different
clothing, different feeding habits, worshiping
different gods and deity live together in harmony and
believe to be the children of one mother-MOTHER
INDIA. We are one nation at large. We are governed
by one central authority, have one Prime Minister,
one president, one Supreme Court and one army
chief. This is why we say we have unity in diversity.
Emotional unity plays its own part. The name of
Bharat Mata brings us closer and closer together. In
order to transfer this Unity in diversity to the heart of
our little citizens, we have planned to celebrate
Integrity in Diversity programme. For which
different classrooms were decorated with the facts
and images depicting the culture and tradition of
that particular state. Our KG kids came in the ethnic
wear of the particular state names assigned to them .
They were engaged in craft works of different states
like Bathik stamping, Decorating Diya lamps, craft
using coconut shells and leaves etc., Every kid
enjoyed the traditional foods of different states and
also danced to the the music from different states
played in each class. It was really an different eye
opener for our kids to get knowledge regarding the
states and their culture. Above all, it gave the spirit in
the minds of our kids “ Where there is unity, there is
always a victory “
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The intention to establish sports schools in Malaysia
was first considered in the late 80s. On 20 January
1988, the Cabinet approved the National Sports
Policy, a comprehensive document towards the
advancement, progress and development of sports in
the country. Through the formulation of this policy,
it is the country's desire and aspiration to produce a
healthy, fit, united, disciplined, productive society
and a generation of competent athletes to enhance
and reinforce the country's image internationally.
The Ministry of Education has given fresh emphasis
to the role of sports and co-curricular activities to
produce students who are physically, emotionally
and intellectually balanced. Recognizing the
important role of sports in fostering national unity
and the need to produce athletes of high caliber, the
plan for the establishment of sports schools was
approved in the 5th Malaysia Plan (1991 - 1995).
The Bukit Jalil sports school is potential student
athletes so that their sporting and academic talent
can be nurtured and enhanced under the guidance of
dedicated coaches and select academic teachers.
Through more structured and efficient monitoring,
improvement in academic and sports performance
can be balanced and integrated. From the aspects of
management and administration, the school follows
entirely the concept of the fully residential school
which is equipped with sports and academic facilities
also focus on the following concepts:
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In 1996, the first Malaysian sports school, Bukit Jalil
Sports School Kualalumpur, was built in the National
Sports Complex, the pioneers were only Form One
and Form Four students. Its success in producing
athletes for the Commonwealth Games, Asian
Games, and Open Tournaments led to the
construction of the second sports school, Bandar
Penawar Sports School, in Kota Tinggi, Johor in
1998.To provide opportunity and equality to
students with sports potential, the government will
build another three sports schools in the 9th Malaysia
Plan in Pahang, Sabah and Perlis. There are 22 sport
activities like Aquatic, Archery, Athletics,
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cricket, Cycling,
Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Karate,
Netball, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis,
Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and
Wushu.
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Fostering lifelong interest and
involvement in sports.
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Delivering career information in the
sports industry as Administrative Officer
Sports, Sports Psychology, Trainer and
Coach.
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Creating a foundation for scientific
research in the field of sports.
Queen Mira International School
We have taken a team of
18 students, Principal,
Director and Advisory
Board member for the
Students Exchange
program (SEP) with some
of the schools in Malaysia.
We m e t M r. D a t u k
M.Saravanan, Deputy
Minister for Sports and Youth
Welfare and laid a burly
underpinning for a constant
liaison. With the guidance of the Deputy
Minister Datuk M.Saravanan &
Mr.Nirmalan, Private Secretary of Datuk
M.Saravanan, we visited Fletcher Tamil
School and Bukit Jalil Sports School at
Kualalumpur and paved way for our
initiating SEP.
Finally we have successfully initiated our SEP
proposals to have expertise training at Bukit Jalil
Sports School which produces International Players
and champions with the support of imposing edifice.
QMIS has taken Initiative and utmost efforts to
open the best platform for Master Vijay Adith of
Grade 7 a young aspiration of our school with the
dream to represent our Nation in 2020 Olympics
in Badminton also have to keep Friendship with
Mr. Lee Chong Wei Malaysian Chinese
professional badminton player. This is the
primary accomplishment to have a tie up with
BJSS for Student Exchange Program on which he
has been sent for month long training by most
distinguished trainers.
Student In charge
Teacher In charge
Boornasri, Grade 8
Ms. Karthika Manogaran
NOSTRADAMUS TIMES
APRIL
Book distribution
Parent Teacher Conference
Academic Session 2015-16 begins
Sales Day
MAY
Summer Vacation
Teachers' Training
JUNE
Reopening after Vacation
KG Orientation
Edusparrrow Orientation
Freshers' Feedback
Formative Assessment 1 for G 9 & 10
Blood Donation Campaign
JULY
Doctors Day
Formative Assessment 1 for G 1 to 8
JULY
Independence Day Celebration
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