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Bhavisha Melwani of RIMS International School and Junior College at NIBM Road in Pune has emerged as the national (India) topper in the AS-Level,Cambridge International Examinations in Accounting for May/June 2012 exam session.

Written by Express News Service | Published: October 16, 2012 5:11 am

Another national topper from RIMS International

Bhavisha Melwani of RIMS International School and Junior College at NIBM Road in Pune has emerged as the national (India) topper in the AS-Level,Cambridge International Examinations in Accounting for May/June 2012 exam session.

“I owe this success to help and support provided by my teachers,my sister and to my consistent hard work. I would advise all my classmates to work hard throughout the year instead of last minute preparation,” said Bhavisha Melwani for whom winning comes by default. But perhaps,what comes easily to this achiever is academic excellence.

In its history of eight years,RIMS International School and Junior College,an ISO certified school,has produced 12 national toppers. Bhavisha is the 13th national topper from the school.

School principal Shakuntala Jaisinghani said,“Bhavisha’s achievement is an icing on the cake as in the same exam session the school achieved 100 per cent pass results in the IGCSE (Grade X) examination. We congratulate Bhavisha and wish all other students the very best for their

academics.”

Faculty improvement programme at vpemS

Under the Faculty Improvement Programme,CBSE’s Capacity Building workshop was organised by NIIT Learning Solutions at Vidya Pratishthan’s English Medium School (VPEMS),Baramati,on October 1 and 2. In all,81 teachers,along with principals from different schools of Vidya Pratishthan Institution,participated in the workshop. Amrendra Pandey was the resource person for the workshop. At the beginning of the training programme,VPEMS Principal N S Kharosekar explained in a simple,easy and lucid language the aim and objectives of the workshop. Pandey also talked about different aspects and facets of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).

He also deliberated upon Tools and Techniques of Evaluation for proper Formative and Summative Assessment. The assessment of the co-scholastic areas was discussed elaborately. The participants said they were happy to attend such a fruitful workshop. The workshop concluded with the distribution of participation certificates to all the teachers. School vice-principal Joysey Joseph proposed the vote of thanks.

Vidyabhavan’s inter-school singing competition held

Sulochana Natu’s Bhartiya Vidyabhavan Vidyalaya organised an Inter-school group singing competition on September 1. To promote students’ talent,Bhartiya Vidybhavan Vidyalaya has been organising inter-school group singing competition for the past three years. The theme for this year was Varsha Ritu. Nine secondary schools participated in the competition.

It was an outstanding performance by the students,said a member of the organising team. Muktangan English School and Junior College bagged the first prize. Muktangan has been participating in this competition since the inception of this competition and has been a winner all these three years.

Muktangan’s annual exhibition: Over 100 models on display

Muktangan English School organised its annual exhibition for the secondary section from September 26 to 28 September. The exhibition was inaugurated by Deepti Chivate,Principal of S D Kataria High School. There were more than 100 exhibits displayed by the students. The exhibits were based on History,Geography,Information Technology,Mathematics,Science and Art and Craft. Students showed their expertise not only in academics but also in salad decoration,flower arrangement and rangoli decoration. This annual activity served as a platform for students to showcase their aesthetic and creative talent.

Del Monte organises quiz on Italy — Quest’Italia 2012

With the increasing popularity of Italian cuisine in India,Del Monte organised Quest’Italia 2012 — an event focused on Italy. Quest’Italia is one of the largest nationwide series of inter-school quiz contests in India. The quiz started in Pune this week and will travel to seven other cities across the country over the next few weeks.

A total of 83 schools from Pune participated in Quest’Italia 2012. The quiz began with a preliminary written round where teams had to answer 20 questions. The six city teams with the highest scores in written contest were selected for the city finale. The contestants successfully answered questions posed by Quizmaster Kunal Savarkar covering various subjects,ranging from Italian food to other important aspects of Italy such as custom,tradition,fine arts,literature,architecture,design,cinema,fashion,business and much more.

After a keenly fought city finale,the team of Pranav Gokhale and Aditya Palnitkar from Abasaheb Garware Junior College won a place for the Grand Finale to be held at New Delhi. Symbiosis Secondary School was the first runner-up,while Bishop’s School and Fergusson College tied for the second runners up. The eight city-level winners will contest for the title at the Grand Finale in Delhi.

Dr DY Patil School celebrates October 2

Students of Padma Shri Dr D Y Patil Public School (primary section) celebrated the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation,Mahatma Gandhi,and our former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Students of Classes VI and VII gave a speech on the occasion,remembering the two leaders,and also sang bhajan Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram.

Some students,dressed as Gandhiji and Lal Bahadur Shastri,paid homage to the leaders. The function was held under the guidance of Head mistress Catherin Fernandes (primary) and with the co-operation of teachers and staff.

GIIS students cast a spell at first annual concert

Global Indian International School,Chinchwad (GIIS),Chinchwad,celebrated its first annual concert – Shrishti Nirupam – with lots of enthusiasm on October 4 at Ramkrishna More Sabhagrah.

The theme of the concert was based on celebration of life and the content portrayed the fact that living beings coexist in harmony with nature.

The chief guest was Harish Doraiswamy,Deputy Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer,Global School Foundation. The inaugural ceremony started with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest,the principal and the vice-principal of the school. The programme started in a tradition way with a prayer by GIIS teachers’ choir to invoke the blessings of the Almighty.

Principal Dr Amrita Vohra presented the first Annual Report of the school. Everybody at the function was happy to hear how GIIS has progressed and has set high expectations in just one year.

The Annual Report presentation was followed by Shrishti Nirupam,an amalgamation of various cultural performances and dances presented by students. The first part of Shrishti Nirupam revolved around the theme of Unity in Diversity where students from Classes I to III enthralled the visitors through their performances which was based on various seasons and the festivals celebrated during these times.

To felicitate the achievers in inter-school events,Guest of Honour Doraiswamy gave the trophies to the winners. The second part of Shrishti Nirupam revolved around the concept of Panchabhutas and the dances performance for this was presented by students of Classes IV to VIII.

Chief Guest Doraiswamy motivated the students through his inspirational speech. The event concluded with Vice-Principal Sheela Menon proposing the vote of thanks by appreciating one and all for their efforts in making the event a grand success.

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