31 August, 2014

Congratulations...!!

 Mast.Siddarth Potdar studying in Grade 4-A has stood 229th out of 4780 in the Mega-Final exam of IPM (All India - Open Mathematics Examination). The exams were held in April '14 (Final Exam) and July '14 (Mega-Final Exam). 

He will be awarded a scholarship of Rs.125/- along with the certificate for his achievement by IPM. Congratulations Siddarth and all the best for all your future endeavours.

Congratulations , Ayush Soneria!!!!


Congratulations Ayush Soneria

"Success is deliberate! Excellence is intentional! Victory comes out of hard work". It is certainly the result of immense determination and natural excellence that made Ayush Soneria a winner. We are proud to announce that Ayush (Grade 10)  has secured first position in Math Talent Search Exam held by IISMA by scoring 100/100 and Tenth position in the exam held by Institute for Promotion of Mathematics. We wish him all the success for his future endeavours

28 August, 2014

Grade 8 – Comprehension Passage 1
 Read the following passage carefully and answer the following questions:                                 
One hour passed, and another. The sun began to sink behind the tress, and the king at last struck the spade into the ground, and said, "I came to you, wise one, for an answer to my questions. If you can give me none, please say so, and I will go home." "Here comes someone running," said the hermit, "let us see who it is."
The King turned round and saw a bearded man come running out of the forest. The man held his hands pressed against his stomach, and blood was flowing from under them. When he reached the king, he fainted and fell to the ground, moaning feebly. The king and the hermit unfastened the man's clothing. There was a large wound in his stomach. The king washed it as well as he could, and bandaged it with his handkerchief and a towel the hermit had. But the blood would not stop flowing, the king again and again removed the bandage soaked with warm blood and washed and rebandaged the wound. When at last the blood stopped flowing, the man revived and asked for something to drink. The king brought some fresh water and gave it to him.
Meanwhile the sun had set and it had become cool. So the king, with the hermit's help, carried the wounded man into the hut. The man lay there quietly with his eyes closed. By now, the king was so tired after his walk and the work he had done, that he lay down himself and also fell asleep. When he awoke in the morning, it took him some time to remember where he was and who was the strange bearded  man lying by his side and gazing intently at him. "Forgive me!" said the bearded man in a weak voice, when he saw that the king was awake and was looking at him. "I do not know you, and I've nothing to forgive you for," said the king.
"You do not know me, but I know you. I am that enemy of yours who swore to revenge himself on you because you executed his brother and seized his property. I knew you had gone alone to see the hermit, and I resolved to kill you on your way back. But the day passed and you did not return. So I came out of my ambush to find you. Your bodyguards recognised me and wounded me. I escaped from them but would have bled to death had you not dressed my wound. I wished to kill you but you have saved my life. Now if I live, and if you wish it, I'll serve you all my life."
The king was very glad to have made peace with an enemy so easily, and to have gained him for a friend. He not only forgave him but said he would send his men and his own physician to attend to him. The king then took leave of him and went out of the hut to look for the hermit. Before going away he wished once more to beg for an answer to the questions he had asked. The hermit was outside, on his knees, sowing seeds in the beds that had been dug the day before.
Questions:-
1. Did the king behave as an ordinary person at the hermit's hut? Give reasons from the passage to support your answer. 
 1. Yes, the king behaved as an ordinary person at the hermit's hut. He dug the ground for the hermit; he helped the wounded man and took great care of him.
2. Pick out a word or a phrase from the passage which states that the bearded man was in pain.   2. Moaning feebly     
      3. Give synonyms for the following words from the passage.
a. sodden – ____________
b. recovered – ___________ 
3a.Soaked
3b.Revived 
 4. Summary Writing:
a. In the above passage there are eight significant points on the stranger and why he asked for forgiveness from the king. Write the eight points below in note form. (You do not need to use proper sentence.)
4a.
·        The stranger was the king's enemy
·        because the king executed his brother and seized his property.
·      The stranger was to take his revenge from the king
·      He wanted to kill the king on his way back to the palace form the hermit's hut.
·       Unfortunately, the king's bodyguards recognised him and wounded him
·      He escaped from them and reached the hermit's hut
·      The king helped him and saved his life
·      Hence he was asking for forgiveness.

b. Now use your notes to summarise the above points. Use your own words as far as possible and continuous writing (not note form). Write between 80 – 100 words.








27 August, 2014

Grade 1 Math Addition Activity

Addition activity was conducted with the students of grade 1 by using blocks. Every child got an opportunity to show the addition fact.

Grade 2 Sci

Students of grade 2 were explained about the importance of exercise and correct posture through a demonstration by their sports coaches.They enjoyed learning different types of asanas. 

Grade 4 Art Competition - Best Out Of Waste

Students of Grade 4 enthusiastically participated in the art competition held on 13-8-14. The winners of the competition are as follows:

Art and Craft Competition Result
GRADE-4

Div. A
1
Shah Dhruvi Ankesh
2
Shah Khushi Jatin
3
Pereira  Joanna  Brian

Div. B
1
Samson Beulah
2
Patel  Prem Pankaj
3
Sanghani  Aryan  Nikhil

Div .C
1
Vaidya Atharva Yogesh
2
Shah  Drishti  Kartik
3
Pednekar Polina Paris

Div .D
1
Boradia Dharmil  Hiren
2
Dessai Haripreet Krishnakant
3
Panchal Reva Jignesh

Div .E
1
Golakiya Taksh Nareshbhai
2
Nayak Devansh Mitesh
3
Bavdecha Neel Pramod

IIMUN writeup





                                                     IIMUN Experience
Vrushali Sukhi(A levels)


"Motion to go into a moderated caucus on the topic of provision of medical aids in Afghanistan.", I stammered in the freezing air-conditioned room.
"Delegate of Poland, now what does medical AIDS mean?",asked the chair.

This is honestly - and unfortunately - my most vivid memory from my first IIMUN. Yes, that's how it went. It was obvious that after this, I didn't speak up even once, for the remaining sessions. But then came in the goof-up by the delegate of Belgium as she accused USA of starting the World War I. I was more surprised at how well she got away with it simply because she spoke convincingly and confidently!

That gave me my first major lesson in the bitterest way possible - what you speak is important, but how you speak is even more so! The second major lesson - too much shyness is not going to get you anywhere.

This year's IIMUN was not as bad, but yet it did give me some subtler lessons, like how exactly to do research - mind you, without Wikipedia. I did stammer on the first day, but I was happy to have tried again and spoken more.

'You don't always have to be pigeon-holed into one personality mould' - that's what I learn t. Being too stubborn and rigid wasn't going to help much either. 'Going with the flow' was what I learnt.

So yes, I do agree that I''m not even planning to go for a career even remotely connected to politics or law. But these MUN's pushed me to speak up and open up a little more. This is after all, very important in a competitive world like ours.


IIMUN





                                     IIMUN Experience

Sanjana Dhamankar(Grade 9C)

It’s not very often that students get to apply their knowledge and skills in the real world. IIMUN [Indian International Model United Nations] offers students the opportunity to take part in productive discussions about real world issues. Here, students represent a particular country in different committees that focus on different world issues. Students get to engage their speaking and debating skills; arguing over and providing helpful solutions for a number of serious issues, all in the hopes of taking home the Best Delegation Award.Apart from this, students also get to work with diverse people from different parts of India and the world. This promotes teamwork and is a good place to socialize. It also simulates a professional environment where one has to work with people they don’t know or may not like. 

The students also receive inspirational talks and speeches from youth icons and famous dignitaries, who educate them about different aspects of life, like entrepreneurship, hard work and the act of giving. They also entertain questions and provide beneficial advice. Overall, IIMUN is a place where every type of person is sure to have a great experience. It challenges those who come to work on their persuasive skills; it provides an outlet for those who want to be socially active and even satisfies those who are there just for a good time.


IIMUN




                                                      IIMUN Experience
Utsav Tiwari (9A)

In IIMUN we had different committee’s and countries. In this we were given agenda’s (only world issues) and we had to discuss on them and get onto a solution. With many 1st immense contribution over this topic and acquired enough knowledge to be debated upon. It’s always a fun learning experience. Socializing is the best part of IIMUN and I believe we have many more MUN’ers in the upcoming year. 

We discussed on topics such as:
Genocide attack in Syria
Women empowerment in the Arab nations.
And many more.. (Other committees had different agenda’s to discuss )

We had to debate upon these world issues and we had to come upon a certain resolution. A pair of students had combined together and they represented a certain country. Delegated put forward their points on what do they thought about the certain topics. This gave us an overview of how United Nation functions. We are grateful that we were given a chance to participate.






--
Ms. Chaitali Mehta




--
Ms. Chaitali Mehta

Grade 2 English Activity:- Ancient & Modern Means Of Transport

A group activity was conducted in class. Students were asked to bring pictures of land, sea and air transport and placed them under the headings, "Modern and Ancient" means of transport on a chart paper.Through the activity they got familiar with the modern and ancient means of transport.

21 August, 2014

ART AND CRAFT – FRIENDS IN THE GARDEN


Tanya Valecha
Principal
Rustomjee Cambridge International School and Junior College


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: devisha soni <devisha.soni25@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Subject: ART AND CRAFT – FRIENDS IN THE GARDEN
To: tanya.valecha@gmail.com


Reception classes had fun doing the art and craft activity friends in the garden. Teachers helped children use clay to make faces of flowers which helps in enhancing imagination and also improving eye-hand coordination.

Fwd: PARENT VOLUNTEER – THEME (FESTVALS)


Tanya Valecha
Principal
Rustomjee Cambridge International School and Junior College


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: devisha soni <devisha.soni25@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Subject: PARENT VOLUNTEER – THEME (FESTVALS)
To: tanya.valecha@gmail.com


Parents of the Reception classes spoke about different festivals to their children. They even came dressed accordingly and children were very happy to see their parents perform.

Grade 8 – Comprehension Passage 1
Read the following passage carefully and answer the following questions:                                 
One hour passed, and another. The sun began to sink behind the trees, and the king at last struck the spade into the ground, and said, "I came to you, wise one, for an answer to my questions. If you can give me none, please say so, and I will go home." "Here comes someone running," said the hermit, "let us see who it is."
The King turned round and saw a bearded man come running out of the forest. The man held his hands pressed against his stomach, and blood was flowing from under them. When he reached the king, he fainted and fell to the ground, moaning feebly. The king and the hermit unfastened the man's clothing. There was a large wound in his stomach. The king washed it as well as he could, and bandaged it with his handkerchief and a towel the hermit had. But the blood would not stop flowing, the king again and again removed the bandage soaked with warm blood and washed and re-bandaged the wound. When at last the blood stopped flowing, the man revived and asked for something to drink. The king brought some fresh water and gave it to him.
Meanwhile the sun had set and it had become cool. So the king, with the hermit's help, carried the wounded man into the hut. The man lay there quietly with his eyes closed. By now, the king was so tired after his walk and the work he had done, that he lay down himself and also fell asleep. When he awoke in the morning, it took him some time to remember where he was and who was the strange bearded  man lying by his side and gazing intently at him. "Forgive me!" said the bearded man in a weak voice, when he saw that the king was awake and was looking at him. "I do not know you, and I've nothing to forgive you for," said the king.
"You do not know me, but I know you. I am that enemy of yours who swore to revenge himself on you because you executed his brother and seized his property. I knew you had gone alone to see the hermit, and I resolved to kill you on your way back. But the day passed and you did not return. So I came out of my ambush to find you. Your bodyguards recognised me and wounded me. I escaped from them but would have bled to death had you not dressed my wound. I wished to kill you but you have saved my life. Now if I live, and if you wish it, I'll serve you all my life."
The king was very glad to have made peace with an enemy so easily, and to have gained him for a friend. He not only forgave him but said he would send his men and his own physician to attend to him. The king then took leave of him and went out of the hut to look for the hermit. Before going away he wished once more to beg for an answer to the questions he had asked. The hermit was outside, on his knees, sowing seeds in the beds that had been dug the day before.
Questions:-
1. Did the king behave as an ordinary person at the hermit's hut? Give reasons from the passage to support your answer. 

2. Pick out a word or a phrase from the passage which states that the bearded man was in pain.    
      3. Give synonyms for the following words from the passage.
a. sodden – ____________
b. recovered – ___________
 4. Summary Writing:
a. In the above passage there are eight significant points about the stranger and why he asked for forgiveness from the king. Write the eight points below in note form. (You do not need to use proper sentence.)

b. Now use your notes to summarize the above points. Use your own words as far as possible and continuous writing (not note form). Write between 80 – 100 words.

Grade 7-Practice Comprehension August month


                                                    A Planter's Retreat
Coonoor retains much of the old world charm, the residents fervently cling to tradition.  They continue to live largely untouched by the outside world. Their ups and downs metered by the growth or decline of the tea industry. The Coonoor season lasts from April to June.

Essentially plantation state, the town situated in the Nilgiri ranges of the Western Ghats, has not changed much from the time the pioneers opened up the land in the early 19th century. Its near inaccessible hill tracts, dense jungles and malaria infested marshes have given way to plantations,   holds, timeshare resorts and blue gum covered hill sides. There are still more jungle trails and winding footpaths than roads.

There are numerous places of interest for the adventurous. The Sim's park, founded by J.D.Sim, is situated in a ravine and has several exotic species of plants and trees. Further ahead is the Dolphin's Nose where the road winds through forests and tea estates. Lady Canning's Seat is a rock where legend has it that the lady liked to rest her weary legs. It offers a panoramic view of the plains. Situated on the spur of the Hulikal ranges, the Droog was an outpost used by Tipu Sultan. A sheer drop on one side known as "Tipu's Drop" is supposedly the place from where Tipu threw his prisoners to their untimely death.

Hunting and trout fishing were past times of interest. To the West of Ootacamund, the Wenlock Downs provided an ideal place for riding to the hounds. But it was the jackal, not the customary fox, that was hunted.

Questions:
1.Write a summary of the above passage highlighting the main points of Coonoor.
2.What has given way to the inaccessible hill tracts and jungles?
3.There are more of something than the roads. What are they?
4.As mentioned in the first paragraph, can we relate to such a place in today's time.Why?
5. Find one word from the passage which means:
(i) explorer
(ii) continue to have or hold
6. Find the antonym word from the passage:
(i) straight                         (ii) sparse
7.Write the homophones for the following words:
(i)not         (ii) way      (iii) blue       (iv) road       (v) nose      (vi) place
                                                 ********

Grade 7-Practice Comprehension August month

                                                                      A Planter's Retreat
Coonoor retains much of the old world charm, the residents fervently cling to tradition.  They continue to live largely untouched by the outside world. Their ups and downs metered by the growth or decline of the tea industry. The Coonoor season lasts from April to June.

Essentially plantation state, the town situated in the Nilgiri ranges of the Western Ghats, has not changed much from the time the pioneers opened up the land in the early 19th century. Its near inaccessible hill tracts, dense jungles and malaria infested marshes have given way to plantations,   holds, timeshare resorts and blue gum covered hill sides. There are still more jungle trails and winding footpaths than roads.

There are numerous places of interest for the adventurous. The Sim's park, founded by J.D.Sim, is situated in a ravine and has several exotic species of plants and trees. Further ahead is the Dolphin's Nose where the road winds through forests and tea estates. Lady Canning's Seat is a rock where legend has it that the lady liked to rest her weary legs. It offers a panoramic view of the plains. Situated on the spur of the Hulikal ranges, the Droog was an outpost used by Tipu Sultan. A sheer drop on one side known as "Tipu's Drop" is supposedly the place from where Tipu threw his prisoners to their untimely death.

Hunting and trout fishing were past times of interest. To the West of Ootacamund, the Wenlock Downs provided an ideal place for riding to the hounds. But it was the jackal, not the customary fox, that was hunted.

Questions:
1.Write a summary of the above passage highlighting the main points of Coonoor.
2.What has given way to the inaccessible hill tracts and jungles?
3.There are more of something than the roads. What are they?
4.As mentioned in the first paragraph, can we relate to such a place in today's time.Why?
5. Find one word from the passage which means:
(i) explorer
(ii) continue to have or hold
6. Find the antonym word from the passage:
(i) straight                         (ii) sparse
7.Write the homophones for the following words:
(i)not         (ii) way      (iii) blue       (iv) road       (v) nose      (vi) place
                                                 ********

Grade 6 - Answer Key - Practice Comprehension (August)

Ans 1.  Mr. Eckerd's house was different from the other houses in the colony as it was full of animals. He shared his home with rescued animals that the county couldn't keep. Large cats and other strange creatures live on his property.
OR
Ans 1. Mr. Eckerd's house was different from the other houses in the colony because it had the ivy-covered brick wall around it and the iron gate across the driveway. Even the iron gate had animals prancing and jumping in twists of black metal.

Ans 2. C - in tanks and cages

Ans 3.  D – elephants

Ans 4. Mr. Eckerd didn't allow kids to enter his house without the permission of their parents as he thought that these strange animals may harm the children. (Application question)

Ans 5.  Mr. Eckerd's house is called as the most unique and worth visiting because:

1.     As we enter the house, we see hedges carved in the shapes of animals.
2.     There were various animals like dolphins, kangaroo, giraffe, squirrels, etc.
3.     There were pretty plants on the grounds around a giant bird cage, which held birds with long feathers all the colors of the rainbow.
4.     There were fish tanks with exotic and colorful fishes. 
5.     Everything in the house was painted with scenes from around the world, all full of plants and rare animals.
6.     The house had a large courtyard for monkeys who shimmied up and down ornamental trees and swung from vines.
7.     It also had a hall full of snakes and lizards, which was very interesting.
8.     And it had a glass bird cage where Mr. Eckerd sat on a marble bench from where he watched the large cat prowling inside the cage.

Ans 6. Find the words from the passage which mean

a) safe from danger or harm - rescue
b) very different, strange or unusual plant or animal- exotic
c) an official document that gives you permission to do, use or have something - license
d) walking in very lively and proud way - prancing
e) a fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs.- hedges
f) an area of territory owned or controlled by a particular ruler or government - domain
g) a sealed transparent globe or similar container in which plants are grown - terrarium
h) move about restlessly and stealthily, especially in search of prey - prowl

Grade 8 Comprehension





Grade 8 – Comprehension Passage 1
Read the following passage carefully and answer the following questions:                                 
One hour passed, and another. The sun began to sink behind the trees, and the king at last struck the spade into the ground, and said, "I came to you, wise one, for an answer to my questions. If you can give me none, please say so, and I will go home." "Here comes someone running," said the hermit, "let us see who it is."
The King turned round and saw a bearded man come running out of the forest. The man held his hands pressed against his stomach, and blood was flowing from under them. When he reached the king, he fainted and fell to the ground, moaning feebly. The king and the hermit unfastened the man's clothing. There was a large wound in his stomach. The king washed it as well as he could, and bandaged it with his handkerchief and a towel the hermit had. But the blood would not stop flowing, the king again and again removed the bandage soaked with warm blood and washed and re-bandaged the wound. When at last the blood stopped flowing, the man revived and asked for something to drink. The king brought some fresh water and gave it to him.
Meanwhile the sun had set and it had become cool. So the king, with the hermit's help, carried the wounded man into the hut. The man lay there quietly with his eyes closed. By now, the king was so tired after his walk and the work he had done, that he lay down himself and also fell asleep. When he awoke in the morning, it took him some time to remember where he was and who was the strange bearded  man lying by his side and gazing intently at him. "Forgive me!" said the bearded man in a weak voice, when he saw that the king was awake and was looking at him. "I do not know you, and I've nothing to forgive you for," said the king.
"You do not know me, but I know you. I am that enemy of yours who swore to revenge himself on you because you executed his brother and seized his property. I knew you had gone alone to see the hermit, and I resolved to kill you on your way back. But the day passed and you did not return. So I came out of my ambush to find you. Your bodyguards recognised me and wounded me. I escaped from them but would have bled to death had you not dressed my wound. I wished to kill you but you have saved my life. Now if I live, and if you wish it, I'll serve you all my life."
The king was very glad to have made peace with an enemy so easily, and to have gained him for a friend. He not only forgave him but said he would send his men and his own physician to attend to him. The king then took leave of him and went out of the hut to look for the hermit. Before going away he wished once more to beg for an answer to the questions he had asked. The hermit was outside, on his knees, sowing seeds in the beds that had been dug the day before.
Questions:-
1. Did the king behave as an ordinary person at the hermit's hut? Give reasons from the passage to support your answer. 

2. Pick out a word or a phrase from the passage which states that the bearded man was in pain.    
      3. Give synonyms for the following words from the passage.
a. sodden – ____________
b. recovered – ___________
 4. Summary Writing:
a. In the above passage there are eight significant points about the stranger and why he asked for forgiveness from the king. Write the eight points below in note form. (You do not need to use proper sentence.)

b. Now use your notes to summarize the above points. Use your own words as far as possible and continuous writing (not note form). Write between 80 – 100 words.