Events

Coding Camp for Kids

On the 24th & 25th of July, MBIS hosted a coding workshop to orient the students to intermediate coding skills which would serve as a springboard for students interested in working in the STEM field. The program led by Robokart introduced the students to the world of coding. Students explored the fundamentals and worked on a hands-on coding activity to better understand what coding is all about. The workshop included learning how with AI one could code their arcade games or even design a space explorer.

Back to School-Curriculum Morning

Curriculum Morning for Nursery to Grade 12 was held on Saturday 3rd July 2021. This session helped the parents to understand the various learning methods, approaches, activities and assessment methods that students will be experiencing throughout the Academic Session 2021 – 2022. This was followed by the PTA elections. A Parent Grade Representative from each grade was elected.

Teacher Enrichment Program

The pillars of MBIS- its teachers – who are working relentlessly towards making online classes a fruitful journey for both the students and themselves had a teacher enrichment workshop on Friday 2nd July’21. This workshop enabled the teachers to understand that to accomplish the needs of the new normal-online classes they have to enhance their teaching skills and get things done out and beyond the box. It was reiterated in the workshop that the teachers must take responsibility for the development and growth of character and values, along with the academic growth of every child in the school. The workshop spelt out the importance of having a child-centred approach to teaching.

Teacher Enrichment Program - 'Olympics - Teachable moments'

Ms Farzana Dohadwala conducted a teacher enrichment program on ‘Olympics – Teachable moments’ on Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, She enlightened the teachers on how they can inculcate the current Tokyo Olympics in their teaching routine. She emphasized the value of sportsmanship that can help students to do better in each facet of their lives. Ms Farzana gave examples of multiple worksheets that the teachers can prepare in order to help their students learn with exposure to practicality and the current happenings. Multiple quizzes were shown to help students enhance their knowledge and be well equipped with what has been happening around them. Co-curricular subjects like Art, Music and PE will further expose students to these games with cheering songs, artwork, and exercises.

Independence Day - Celebrating the spirit of freedom

On 15th August every year, we celebrate our Independence Day. This year too we celebrate our 75th Independence Day with mixed feelings. The feeling of joy and happiness as we won medals at the Olympic games and with heartache as we miss our loved ones due to the pandemic.

To celebrate Independence Day at MBIS the tiny tots of our pre-primary and the students of the primary section had a virtual fun-filled day on the 13th of August. The sacrifices of our freedom fighters were remembered and the teachers reiterated that the students always need to value and respect the freedom that they enjoy today. Nursery students did palm painting using tricolour, Jr. KG students made the Indian flag with quilling while Sr. KG made a tricolour badge using the fan folding technique. The different states of India were depicted by the students of Grade 1, whereas the students of Grade 2 came dressed as ‘Freedom Fighters’ and spoke a few sentences about them.

Grade 3 had a poem recitation competition where students recited poems on our motherland India. The students of Grades 4 and 5 could choose between elocution and declamation. It was a proud moment for us to hear their speeches based on: ‘What freedom means to me as a nine or a ten-year-old, India of my dreams and My favourite freedom fighter. Truly, patriotism is instilled at a tender age. All students were dressed in tricolour clothes.

Throughout the week the primary students enjoyed ‘Cooking without Fire’ making the tricolour Choco balls, tricolour fruit salad decoration’ and tricolour wheel sandwiches; activities that reminded us of our tricolour flag. To conclude our students’ thoughts and wishes are echoed in Shahid Bhagat Singh’s quote” May the sun in his course, visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely than this country.”

Winners of the poem and elocution competition held on 13th August’21

GradeNamePosition
3Anaya Karedia1st
3Ananyaa Samanta2nd
3Mishka Verma3rd
4Niya Maknojia1st
4Ziffan Momin and Zurain Maknojia2nd
4Tarini Jain, Nayasha Baradia , Aishi Thakur3rd
5Kanav Sanghai1st
5Sana Salunke and Devashri Gunaseelan2nd
5Anaaya Nayak3rd

Investiture Ceremony 2021

A new journey for Student Council members to carry on the legacy and create new opportunities at MBIS, a space that stands tall to the virtues of our Founder. The Investiture ceremony marks the dawn of a new era, that will be met with challenges and opportunities, that explore leadership and introspective qualities among its council members and that of the students.

Pre Primary - Pitter Patter Day Celebration

Pitter-Patter-Day was celebrated by the Pre-Primary section on Friday the 20th of August’21.

I hear raindrops… I see raindrops
Oh, don’t you? Oh, don’t you?
Pitter Patter raindrops… Pitter-patter raindrops
Oh! What fun! Oh! What fun!

With the rains outside their window, the little ones in the Pre-Primary section had a FUNtanstic day inside their homes. Their happiness knew no bounds as they enjoyed storytelling, sang, danced, and did activities related to the rainy season like making paper boats and umbrellas. W(h)AT-ER- DAY it was; with the students enjoying a little splish-splash water play and bubble bath that ended with eating boiled or roasted corn salad and drinking hot chocolate milk.

BollyHop Dance Workshop

Mainadevi Bajaj International School in collaboration with Tijo’s Dance Academy organized a Bollyhop Dance Workshop for students of varied age groups. Hip-hop dancing encompasses many different street styles, all offering a great way of working out the body through fun and rhythmic exercise. The workshop started with a thorough warm-up, and then shifted to strengthening the core muscles necessary for body control and proper technique. Later in class, the children were introduced to the latest hip-hop moves, followed by lots of choreography to develop the expressive abilities of the dancers. Overall it was a fun, stylish and ‘hip’ dance workshop.

A dimensional presentation of a Novel Grade IX

The students of Grade 9 of MBIS, were given a varied set of novels to select from, as part of their Summer Slides. Post-reading the book, the student had to pick up a scene from the novel that resonated the most to express their thoughts and understanding of the novel through a presentation of their diorama, a 3-dimensional model.

IBDP Tipping Point Activity

‘Small changes occur in systems and may not make a huge difference. But when these changes tip the equilibrium over a threshold, this is known as tipping points.’ Tipping point activity was conducted on 23rd August 2021 to explain the concept of ‘carrying capacity’ and ‘threshold value’ in IBDP Year 1 -Environmental systems and societies class, using a pile of clothes.

Incredible Recreation of Scenes with Dioramas Grade VII

The students of Grade 7 of MBIS were given a list of 5 books. They had to select two from the list and read it during their summer break. They made a diorama which is a learning tool to help show a student’s understanding of a certain subject matter.

Teacher Enrichment Program - Cambridge attributes

On Friday 27th August ’21, the teacher enrichment program echoed the Cambridge attributes earlier demonstrated by Ms Farzana by way of activities corroborated by teachers in their online classes. The teachers recalled the Cambridge attributes: Reflective, Responsible, Innovative, Confident, Engaged and presented activities that reiterated how these attributes were being instilled in the students.

Janmashtami Celebration

Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm by the students across the Pre-Primary section at MBIS on Monday 30th August 2021. Counted amongst one of the important festivals of the Hindus, Janmashtami celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Little Lord Krishna is often depicted wearing a crown, carrying a flute, and up to tricks stealing butter from high-hung pots. Nursery and Junior KG students dressed up as Radhas and Krishnas enjoyed making crowns and flutes, whereas the Senior KG students dressed in festive clothes were thrilled designing the small pots. All in all the little Radhas and Krishnas had a fun-filled day doing the activities and listening to stories about Krishna told by their teachers.

Incredible Recreation of Scenes with Dioramas Grade VIII

The students of Grade 8 of MBIS were given a list of 5 books. They had to select two from the list and read it during their summer break. After having read the books, a 3-dimensional diorama of an important scene from any one of the books was to be constructed. The diorama served as an extension of the creativity of students to illustrate the knowledge of the novel using a 3-D model to aid their presentation.

Independence Day Celebration - Secondary section

The students of Mainadevi Bajaj International School, came together to celebrate and display their patriotism towards their Country, by showcasing their talents. The awe-inspiring performance by the students marked the success of the event and culminated into a grand celebration of our 75th Year of independent India. The celebration began with Vande Mataram, to pay homage to the freedom we bask in, followed by a motivational speech by Guest of Honour Major General Mr Ajay Chaturvedi, truly an inspiration to have an insight shared by Major General as it gives a cutting edge to the actual struggle taken on the war front to protect India and its citizens. Pacing ahead, the students of MBIS, showcased a plethora of events. A medley by Grade 8, Skit written and performed by IBDP1 students, Poetry Recitation by an IBDP2 student and an expression in the form of speech, of what freedom and independence mean to our young minds was displayed by our students in English, Hindi and Marathi. The students worked relentlessly to uphold the essence of the day and that further promoted the sense of unity amongst the students, while extending the scope for their creativity to be part of the celebration. In spite of the celebration being held online, the unity of the students, parents and teachers evoked a unique sense of patriotism among the audience.

Hindi Activity-Scientific Article Writing

“Creativity doesn’t wait for the perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moment out of ordinary  ones.” – Bruce Garrabrandt

The students of MBIS Grade 8 were introduced to the concept of ‘Scientific Article’ Writing in Hindi Class. Since this style of writing involves research hints, the students were asked to come up with innovative ideas to present a “Health Awareness Drive” via their articles. This activity tapped on the creative and innovative skills of the student and they came up with an idea for an awareness drive to eliminate mosquitoes to ensure the safety of people’s health within their community. The innovation and interesting point in the activity were to not send mosquito repellent but rather incorporate the repellent mixture into the ink that is used to print newspapers, as they are a medium of contact for most households. This scientific procedure was the premise for their activity. As much as it developed the student’s language skills it also enhanced students to think out of the box to help their community.

Incredible Recreation of Scenes with Dioramas Grade VI

The students of Grade 6 of MBIS were given a list of 5 books from which they had to select two and read them during their summer break. After having read the books, a 3-dimensional diorama of an important scene from anyone the book was to be recreated/constructed. Several of the objects students made in the diorama reflected an exceptional degree of student’s creativity and the presentation was done enthusiastically.

Physics Activity

Aristotle rightly said, “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

Implementing this the students of MBIS from  Grade 8 had shown tremendous enthusiasm in understanding the concept of “density” with the help of the day to day essentials like honey, water and oil. Watch Vihaan doing density activity on our YouTube channel. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/fnb5qrdOJDo

Pre-Primary Activity in August 2021

Nursery: AOI-Grandparents narrated stories to our little learners.

Junior KG: Literacy-Learning letters through Ice Cream activity.

Senior KG: Numeracy-Introduction to number name three though clay moulding activity.

Teacher's Day Celebration

NOT ALL superheroes wear CAPES…At MBIS they TEACH!!!

Teachers’ Day Celebration was a grand affair at MBIS this year. On 3rd September the student-council members put up a Fanta fabulous online virtual show for all teachers that included a skit, a dance, and a Bollywood game which was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire staff. The celebration continued onto the next day where a lavish lunch was organized by the management for the teachers at Sigri Global –Malad–west. The teachers and staff had a fun-filled day

Yoga Activity

Students of MBIS had fun during the yoga warm-up session and explored the different names of emotions. They acted out emotions as they went on a mood walk and enjoyed freeze dancing while holding the yoga poses.

National Sports Day

To commemorate the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand, National Sports Day is celebrated every year on 29th August 2021. During the PE sessions, students were engaged through PPT, quizzes, and exercises based on sports and general knowledge based on Major Dhyan Chand and his Achievements.

Master Class - Demystifying Digital Assets

At MBIS we have instituted the Master Class Series of Guest Lecture Talks to expose our students to real-world applications of theories/concepts they learn in the classroom. On Thursday, 9th September 2021 we invited Mr Prashanth Swaminathan (Partner, Woodstock) to deliver a talk on Demystifying Digital Assets (Cryptocurrencies). The talk delved into various aspects of Cryptocurrencies – from why they were created, mining, fluctuations, Web 2.0 to 3.0, Crypto Exchanges to the Future of cryptocurrencies. Our students enjoyed the talk and it helped in clearing a lot of myths/doubts they had about digital assets.

Ganpati Art Activity Grades VIII & IX

Painting has the power to engage you, reduce stress, give happiness and peace of mind. Lord Ganesh is known as the God of wealth, science, knowledge, wisdom, and prosperity. Lord Ganesh’s paintings are considered auspicious and are believed to keep away negative vibes or energy. In MBIS, learners used visual characteristics like lines, colours, value, shape, and texture in the paintings of Lord Ganesh.

Ganpati Art Work Grade VII

Go-green Lord Ganesha’s program was conducted virtually at MBIS with the idea of celebrating Ganesha Chaturthi in an eco-friendly manner. The students had performed cultural activities to create awareness of the importance of protecting our environment by avoiding the chemical-based colours used in the making of idols of Lord Ganesha. The students of Grade 7 have also made organic Ganesha idols with wheat flour dough and clay. They thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on activity.

Hindi Diwas

Hindi Diwas was celebrated with great gusto and heartiness on 15th September’21 at MBIS in the Primary Section. It was our privilege to have Ms Kalindi Badola, as our Guest of Honour and to name a few of her talents, are a renowned RJ (who has worked with AIR FM, Radio Mirchi & Big FM) news anchor, national lever debater, and a short story writer. Ms Kalindi Badola addressed the students with the importance of knowing and learning the Hindi Language. The students of Grades 2 to 5 were fortunate enough to hear Ms Kalindi narrate such beautiful and exciting stories in Hindi with such fantastic voice modulation that kept the students glued to their seats. Apart from this, to portray the significance of the Hindi language the students of Grades 1 and 2 dressed up as fruits and vegetables according to the Hindi letters allotted to them and spoke a few words in Hindi about them. The students of Grade 3 narrated short 2 minute Hindi stories, whereas the students of Grades 4 and 5 played the game: ‘Fun Time is Hindi Time.’ All in all a day that provided the much-needed laughter and amusement that was greatly awaited by all.

Teacher Enrichment Program-Active Learners

It is rightly said that “Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” – John Holt

Ms Farzana Dohadwalla conducted a Teachers Enrichment Program on Saturday, 18th Sep’21 to enunciate the importance of having active learners in a class.

Hindi Diwas 'Aahwahaan'

Hindi Diwas ‘Aahwahaan’ was celebrated at MBIS with great enthusiasm. The Constituent Assembly of India had espoused Hindi as India’s official language, on 14th September 1949 and Hindi Divas is a commemoration of this event. Hindi is also the fourth most spoken language in the world after English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Dr Bhawana Kunwar, a renowned writer and editor of Australianchal Hindi e-magazine graced the occasion. Some of the highlighting activities of the event were Nara gaayan, Doha Gayan, Nritya Prastuti, Kavi Sammelan, and Natya prastuti’. This celebration helped students to explore their Hindi language knowledge with different hues and flavours.

Peace Day Activity - Pre-primary and Primary

“Peace begins with a smile. Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”— Mother Teresa

The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations General Assembly for strengthening the standards of peace. Since 1981, September 21 has been observed as the International Day of Peace also known as World Peace Day around the world. At MBIS, the students of the Pre-Primary and Primary section celebrated the International Day of Peace on Tuesday, September 21. We began the day smiling at each other. This entire week had been designed to discuss various aspects of peace culminating in an activity that symbolizes peace. It was a great joy to hearten year olds utter these words as they discussed what peace personally meant to them: harmony, adjustment, friendship, freedom from disturbance, no discrimination, no racism, no wars, no fighting, etc. We were also proud to hear that to have peace in our surroundings one needs to be respectful, polite, understanding, and show empathy towards one another. The most beautiful thought by one of them was that to have peace everywhere we had to first have peace within ourselves.

So we concluded our Peace Week with this quote “If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”— Thich Nhat Hanh

Story Telling with Amar Chitra Katha

To make teaching fun and effective for the students, MBIS  has collaborated with Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) to bring together a storytelling workshop on “Valiant Women — Defenders of the Nation”, the stories of seven women (Jhalkari Bai, Kanaklata Barua, Aruna Asaf Ali, Usha Mehta, Durgabai Deshmukh, Sarojini Naidu, and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit) who dedicated their lives to the struggle for India’s independence. Students were enthused with the story of Usha Mehta who is an inspiration for generations to come. Amar Chitra Katha has been telling stories for over 53 years and has always been a ‘route to your roots’.

Storytelling has always been one of the most enriching forms of creating impact in the minds of readers and listeners alike. We at MBIS understand the power of stories and their impact on young minds. The storytelling session was a hit as it created a far greater impression on kids than the usual preaching ever does, simultaneously engaging various parts of the mind like the cognitive, the creative, and the emotional.

International Day of Peace Activity - Secondary Section

International Day of Peace is celebrated all over the world to appreciate the efforts of those who have worked hard to eliminate conflicts and wars and promote peace. To commemorate World Peace Day, the students of MBIS explored their inner peace by coming together at a common assembly and showcased their Peace Treaties through a series of presentations and talks across all Grades. They presented their ideas through posters, videos, speeches, and presentations.

Some of the topics covered were: To resolve conflicts, Vocal for local, Health care is a human right, International cooperation, Sustainable global economy. They all emphasized the fact that to recover from a devastating pandemic like Covid -19, we need to understand the significance of economic, social, political, and environmental harmony and establish a more equitable society because “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

Sports Activity Week - Having a Ball with a Ball

During the last week of September, the students of the Pre-Primary and Primary section literally had a ball. Yes! It was the first ‘Fun with a Ball’ activity week. Different activities like Transfer ball on lap, Collect ball with knees all collection, Basketball and Football dribbling, Juggling ball on knees, Blindfold dribbling, etc. We smiled, we laughed and we definitely worked up a sweat! The kids thoroughly enjoyed the activities and successfully completed the task.

Amar Chitra Katha’s Book Launch

On 4th September 2021, Ms Padma Rao attended the launch of Amar Chitra Katha’s new book ‘Valiant Women – Defenders of the Nation’. She participated in a Special History Quiz for Teachers across India representing their schools.

Interschool Hindi Poetry Competition

On 9 September 2021, Kudilal Govidram Seksaria Sarvodaya celebrated Hindi Diwas Week and organized Inter School Poetry Recitation. Yajat Sharma, MBIS student of Grade 8 participated and recited patriotic poems in the Interschool Poetry Competition with full enthusiasm and received a participation certificate.

Creative Ganpati Activity - Pre-Primary and Primary Section

Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrated annually to mark the birth of Lord Ganesha, was celebrated from 6th – 8th September in the Pre-Primary and Primary section at MBIS. The little ones from the Nursery and Junior KG made Ganpati with paper cut-outs while students from Senior KG made no-fire chocolate modaks during their online classes. In the Primary Section creating a creative Ganpati with natural clay or non-toxic modelling clay was the order of the day.

Pre-Primary Section Activities

Nursery – AOI: All About me Activity and Literacy – Learning Letter H

Junior KG –  Numeracy: Number activity

Senior KG – AOI Activity: Happy tooth and sad tooth activity held on 9th September ’21

Primary Section Activities

Grade 2: Science – Students of Grade 2 did a craft activity on the life cycle of birds.

Grade 3: AOI – Students of Grade 3 were taken back into the stone age. They imagined themselves as early humans and made their own stone tools.

Joy of Giving

We make a living by what we get. We make a life with what we give… Winston Churchill.

The Joy of Giving Week was celebrated in the Pre-Primary and Primary section of MBIS from 4th October to 8th October. Apart from the activities that the students did during the art class that depicted the deeds that made them joyful, they also enjoyed singing songs in their music class. But more importantly, were the discussions held during the morning assembly where the students conversed why giving is an important act in each one’s life; the need to continue doing it in our everyday life and not only during the Joy of Giving Week. It was very satisfying to see our students put into practice what they spoke and hopefully they will continue to make this an ‘Art of Living.’

 

Dussehra Celebration

On this Dussehra, as we celebrate valour, courage, and victory of good over evil, we wish we will triumph over corona and our fight against corona will be successful. The students up to Grade 1 came dressed in traditional colourful clothes to celebrate this event. Some of the activities were toran making, paper crumpling, and activities depicting victory over today’s major evil ‘corona’. The little ones had a fantastic time and enjoyed the celebration thoroughly.

MBIS collaboration with Max Edusol

MBIS is proud to announce its collaboration with Max Edusol. We welcome this collaboration. Max Edusol is headed by Mr Sujay Jairaj. He has been the Trustee of Jamnabai Narsee School since 2005 and Chairperson of Chatrabhuj Narsee School in Mumbai since 2016.   His core team includes Ms Jessie Vas (former Principal of Jamnabai Narsee School), Dr Yolande Perreira and Mr Jeevan D’cunha – with varied and vast experience in the field of education.

 

The team is working with MBIS to make it a school where students will be future-ready when they leave the portals of MBIS. It will be 360-degree support: including academic guidance, systems and processes, well-being for the students and staff members, infrastructure planning and updates and much more.

 

‘It is a pleasure to have been associated with MBIS and it will be our endeavour to provide excellence in education with the aim of holistic development of each student, through various ongoing and planned future initiatives. Our team also looks forward to connecting and interacting with the parent body of MBIS’ – Sujay Jairaj.

 

MBIS is a boutique International School with personalised attention towards each student having an excellent student-teacher ratio, giving an opportunity for each student to flourish, be it academics, sports or extra-curricular.

 

These are exciting times for us at MBIS and surely for our parent and student community. The New Normal has placed us in a unique strategic position to enrich and enhance our student’s learning journey and thus the starting of this collaboration.

MBIS Parent Ambassadors

Ms Neha Gupta-Mother of Vihaan Gupta-Grade 8
Ms Manali Bhargava-Mother of Samaira-Nursery
Ms Megha Pitti-Mother of Yuvaan Pitti-Nursery
Ms Nehal Desai-Mother of Ishaan Desai-Grade 11
Ms Shobha Kotian-Mother of Shivam Kotian-Grade 1
Ms Soniya Sunesara-Mother of Zinia Sunesara-Grade 1
Ms Veena Verma-Mother of Mishka Verma-Grade 3
Ms Geetanjali Gaur-Mother of Jiya Gaur-Nursery

Teacher Enrichment Program

Teacher Enrichment Program was conducted on Tuesday, 5th October 2021. Various activities to enhance circle time during online classes and the physical classroom was discussed by Ms Farzana. It was also discussed that, to increase students interest especially during online classes, AR technology should be used as it plays a great role, to render objects that are hard to imagine and turns them into 3D models, thus making it easier for students to grasp abstract and difficult content; It is especially good for visual learners and helps students to easily acquire, process, and remember information. Additionally, AR makes learning itself more engaging and fun. The workshop concluded with Brain gym exercises and activities for students in the Pre-Primary and Primary sections.

Teachers Training Workshop By Forte, Singapore In Collaboration With Education World

Teachers attended a training workshop on Saturday 10th October 2021 on ‘How teaching & learning can be reshaped’. This informative event was started by Mr S.C. Kedia, the honourable secretary of Unaided Schools Forum Mr Bhavin Shah, the CEO of Education World. The workshop had many guest speakers from the field of education who helped in having a deeper and a better insight into the world of education.

 

The importance of 3Ps in school – People, Program and Place was highlighted by Mr Jaspal Sidhu. Mr Andrew Paterson gave an insight into blended learning. He enlightened the teachers about how technology provides a powerful way to increase the connection between teachers and students. He also highlighted the different ways of learning and gave an idea about the opportunities to be given to students and regular feedback from them to become better learners.

 

Dr N Varaprasad acquainted the teachers with The Real Curriculum. Mr Kirpal Sidhu talked about Building Resilience and Managing Crisis. He also took a poll on can Socio-Emotional Competence be taught. Majority of the teachers agreed to it. There was also a panel discussion on what tomorrow will be for our school. The teachers were appreciated for their dedication in the field.

Diwali Celebration

On Thursday, 28th October 2021, the students of early years, dressed in lovely traditional attire celebrated virtual Diwali. The students enjoyed making diyas by moulding clay and decorating them. We hope each diya made, when lit brings a glow of happiness on their face. Primary students during their art classes, made Scratch Art integrated with the Warli art (Warli people celebrating Diwali), Scratch Art greeting cards with decorative diya designs, Foil emboss painting relief work diyas and Integrated abstract sculpture with Diwali and maths 3D shapes. to decorate their homes during this festival of lights. We wish this Diwali the brightness of the lights of this divine festival surrounds them forever.

Halloween Celebration

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31. Traditionally People lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.

 

We celebrated this day on 29th October as we were closing school for Diwali vacation. The Pre-Primary and Primary students had a blast as they dressed in various costumes and played games with their peers trying their best to trick them. All in all a fun-filled day and a great way to end the first term of this academic year.

 

We had a fa’boo’lus Halloween… a day full of frights and a class full of delights.

World Mental Health Day

This year as a part of mental health awareness week 2021, we encouraged students of grades 6 to 11 to explore different ways of expressing themselves and identifying creative ways of sharing their emotions/feelings, thoughts and ideas. Our students have done a fabulous job of the same.

Workshops

Ms Padma Rao and Ms Smita Bansod have enrolled and completed a workshop on ‘Marking workshop Cambridge IGCSE Economics’ and ‘Marking workshop Cambridge IGCSE ICT’ respectively.

 

Ms Padma Rao, Ms Sakina Palitanawala, Ms Sakshi Mehra, Ms Usha Sharma, MS Bhairavi Doshi have attended SAIBSA workshop for IBDP for subject specifications.

Junior TV Anchoring Workshop Nov 2021

MBIS in collaboration with KidzByte conducted a Junior TV Anchor workshop for the students.

 

The interactive masterclass covered skills such as Secrets to effective communication, Topic selection, Research & Relevancy, Scriptwriting, Presentation skills, and Identifying Real vs Fake News.

 

Overall it was an empowering workshop that trained students to have a voice of their own.

Journaling Workshop by RMCC

A workshop was conducted by RMCC on  Friday, 26th Nov’21. The workshop primarily focussed on ‘Happy  Journaling’ and helped the teachers to give an insight into their inner self. It was a session that helped them to introspect their lives and the need to build a space that can help them to create a balance in their lives. The mindful breathing activity helped the teachers to calm down and uplift their spirits.

This interactive session made the teachers rationalize their thought and emotions. They provided ways of having alternative thinking and ways of dealing with our issues. She also emphasized the importance of having rational thinking in order to have a positive outlook towards life.

Thanksgiving Day Activity by Students of Grade 8 and 11

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

 

Similarly named festival holidays to occur in Germany and Japan. Being thankful in all situations helps us develop our trust in God and helps us to be humble. While much of our gratitude is related to a positive experience, we have to learn to appreciate the good and the bad.

 

Thanking God in difficult situations can also help us appreciate the good times more.

Back to School – Physical Education Sessions

With schools gradually reopening in a staggered manner, MBIS Physical Education sessions and sports activities resumed in the new normal for grades 8 to 12, we need more physical and mental strength so as to combat the day-to-day challenges.

Therefore, sports activities are a must for our children to help them face post-pandemic situations more energetically. It will also help them to focus on their Fitness skills and promote holistic development as it has been rightly said that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind’.

Vocabulary Activity by Primary Section

Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in the reading process and contributes greatly to a student’s comprehension. Since comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading, the importance of vocabulary development cannot be overestimated. A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication — listening, speaking, reading and writing.

 

Reading is a great activity to develop vocabulary. At MBIS we helped children to create an activity during their Diwali break, where they picked up two new words every day from the book they read. The students then wrote down their meanings and learnt them. The activity not only helped students to enhance their interest in learning new words but also brought out their creativity which is much appreciated.

Thanksgiving Day Celebration

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Thanksgiving week was celebrated at MBIS from 22nd November to 26th November ’21. During this week the students along with their teachers celebrated the spirit of gratitude and thanks and recognised the blessings of the past year with songs and activities like the ‘My Gratitude Jar’, ‘My Gratitude Tree’ etc. The students also did yoga poses through which they thanked nature.

Music Activity

Music is not just created through the use of instruments, but other products can be used to create sound as well. In an attempt to produce a melodious harmony using the things available at home, an activity titled ‘Creative Non-Instrumental Music Activity’, held from 29th November 2021. Where the students used buckets, drums, glass, pencils, erasers, straws, tables, plates, etc and orchestrated a symphony that was harmonious.

 

The creativity of the learners was enthralling and this allowed them to explore a new dimension of music. Their interest in music was a driving factor that made this event a success.

Music Activity Primary Grades 3 to 5

Music is all around us. It is created not only with musical instruments. It exists in the pitter-patter of the rain, songs of the birds, and in a child’s laughter. At MBIS, we decided to let students from Grades 3 to 5 make music without instruments and so had a ‘Creative Non-Instrumental Music Activity’ week, in the last week of November, wherein students chose bottles, buckets, pens, tables, pots, pans etc. and orchestrated a harmonious symphony. The creativity of the learners was enthralling and this allowed them to explore a new dimension to the music. Their interest in music was a driving factor that made this event a success.

Masterclass – Ideation – Early Entrepreneurship Workshop

MBIS initiated the Master Class Series of Guest Lecture Talks over 3 years ago to bring in experts from different domains to share their insights and experiences on a plethora of topics.

 

On Monday, 13th December 2021, we invited Mr Rishi Jalan from the Big Red Group to lead a Master Class on the topic of Ideation. Rishi, alumni from Cornell University, spoke to students of Grades 8 to 12 on the Ideation Process. The session was very interactive and using recent and relevant examples, he was able to aid students in understanding more about the Ideation process.

 

He touched upon aspects such as why some entrepreneurial ventures succeed and why some fail. The session ended with Rishi using the collaborative platform Miro – to help students understand the Analogist Inspiration Process.

Webinar - Plethora of Choices Available After Class 10

MBIS conducted a webinar for parents and students of Class 9 & 10 to help them successfully navigate the plethora of choices available after Class 10. This webinar was led by expert career coaches and mentors – Mr. Husien Dohadwalla, Ms. Rishu Sinha, Ms. Usha Sharma and Ms. Sakina Palitanawala.
Our expert panellist decoded the different programs available after Class 10 – IB Diploma, Cambridge A-Levels and HSC (Junior College).
The session also had our recent alumni – Mr Amandeep Singh Basra sharing details regarding his IB journey at MBIS along with how the program (IB Diploma) set him up for the undergraduate course he is currently pursuing in the USA (Astrophysics).

MBIS Fiesta 2021

MBIS organized a fiesta on Sunday,19th December’21 for the Pre-Primary and Primary students and their buddies.

The students of RBHS were also invited to come along with their friends to enjoy the games created by MBIS teachers.

The Fiesta was organized so that the students could meet their friends and classmates after a long period and to celebrate the festive spirit of joy and togetherness.

It was a grand affair with not only students enjoying all the games but also the parents meeting each other with such a great fervour and zest.

The magic show and the juggling show was like the cherry on the cake.

All in all a splendid way to spend a Sunday morning that will be etched in the memories of all those who took part in this Fanta Fabulous Fiesta.

 

Sportsfest@MBIS 2021

Sportsfest@MBIS was held on the 18th December 2021. All the students of MBIS came together to celebrate a fun-filled recreational day along with their buddies from other schools.  Sports is an integral aspect of the growth and development of a child which had somehow taken a backseat due to the pandemic.

However, this SPORTSFEST unleashed the spirits of our enthusiastic learners and they participated in fun races like Muggle Quidditch, Advancing the Hoop, Balancing the Cone on the Foam Noodle, Foam Noodle Hockey, Skipping and Juggling and also a Mix Relay Race.

Along with the students, teachers also participated with zeal and zest which motivated the students and created a fun atmosphere for all the participants.

There was fierce competition amongst the four houses, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Topaz with Emerald bagging the best house Trophy. All in all, it was a vibrant colourful fest that saw the participation of teachers and students alike.

CAS Felicitation

MBIS IB Diploma students (Grades 11 & 12) participated in a Peer Learning Project (as part of CAS) in collaboration with the Adhyayan Quality Education Foundation. The Adhyayan Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of education for the underprivileged. As part of this project, our students interacted with their counterparts from the GHS Merces School in Goa. Students from both schools also led workshops for their counterparts. At the end of this project, our students did a crowdsource funding for children of Merces School and raised a total amount of Rs 107,334/- To applaud this initiative, the CFO of Adhyayan Foundation – Ms Bhavna Shah visited MBIS and felicitated our students with certificates for their enthusiastic participation in this initiative.

Robotics Webinar - Grades 8 to 10

A Day of Robotics was organised by International Speaker Dennis Kambeitz, Founder- Robots.Education, Calgary, Canada for students of Grades 8-10 on 8th December 2021. Dennis is recognized as a leader in Robotics Education. His approach to teaching robotics has helped thousands of students, and he has also trained hundreds of teachers – helping them understand “best practices” for teaching robotics. Students learnt about how robotics and AI are transforming the world that we live in, and how they will impact the future.

National Mathematics Day - Primary

National Mathematics Day marks the birth anniversary of the mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan. This day is celebrated every year on 22nd December across the nation to recognise and celebrate the works of Srinivasa Ramanujan. At MBIS the students were given a brief outline of Srinivasa Ramanujan’s work by the teacher and then had a fun-filled Math period. The students from Grades 2 & 3 enjoyed playing online games on Quizzes and Kahoot, Grade 4 & 5 had a challenging Math quiz and Grade 1 an interesting Math game with numbers. The joy of doing Math without paper and pencil was seen on the little one’s faces.

National Mathematics Day - Grade 8

Students of Grade 8 celebrated National Mathematics Day by learning about the ancient Indian Techniques of constructing different 2D shapes using the technique known as “Sulbha sutra” where the thread is used for analyzing different points of a 2D structure. The session was followed by students implementing a Thread technique and investigating the value of “Pi”, the constant of Math that is used for calculating Circle area and Perimeter.

National Mathematics Day - Grades 6 and 7

A Math Project was organized to celebrate ‘National Mathematics’ Day on December 22nd that also marks the birth anniversary of the famous mathematician Srinivasan Ramanujan.

Various activities such as ‘Escape the Math battle’, ‘Mathopoly‘, ‘Çlimbing the math pyramid’ and ‘Building the 3D city’ were organized by the students of grades 6 and 7.

Students also integrated the concepts learned in Math with IT skills by the medium of a Presentation based on Statistical data to evaluate the usage of most preferred social media applications among different age groups.

National Mathematics Day - Grades 9 and 10

The students of Grades 9 and 10 celebrated National Mathematics Day by learning concepts of calculating distance, area, and volume through various experimental activities that included tyre rotations, measuring containers, plastic pipes, and rate calculation using a timer. The investigation was followed by a calculation based on formulas to reach a conclusion with authenticated results.

National Mathematics Day - Grades 11 and 12

On the occasion of National Mathematics Day on 22nd December, students of IBDP Grade 11 actively participated in the Scavenger Hunt. Questions ranged from simple to in-depth concept-related questions from Trigonometry and Mensuration. Students proved their skills by overcoming all the challenges in the Hunt.

Christmas Celebration

Christmas is a perfect time when friends meet and rejoice, share some laughs and create beautiful memories together.  At MBIS the students of the Primary section were dressed in attractive red, green or white dresses and celebrated virtual Christmas in advance on 23rd December. The Homeroom teachers had planned a few surprise games apart from screening a short story based on generosity and empathy towards the poor thereby reiterating that the Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and sharing. Santa went along with the music teacher singing a few Christmas carols for the students for Grade 5, which was enjoyed by everyone. A perfect way to end the day before they could break for Christmas vacation.

Global Perspective Workshop

Global actions require local and national participation. International cooperation and action need community perspective and legitimacy if it is effective. – Ian Goldin

 

Ms Nisha Chauhan, Head of Humanities at JBCN led us into a step-by-step process of uncovering Global Perspective with the learners from lower to higher grades. The session was very interactive, involving every teacher and developing an interest in the subject. To build a Global Perspective, one has to delve deeper into an insightful outlook by researching and involving critical thinking.

Inter House Art Competition

At MBIS this year to explore the creative potential in the young minds of our children, an online and offline installation making competition was conducted with the theme “UN Sustainable Goals” for the students of Grades 6 to 12 on Thursday, 23rd December 2021. This fun-filled activity witnessed enthusiastic participation by all students.

Carol Singing

“T’is the season to be Jolly…Falalala…lala…lalaaa”

 

The students of MBIS came together to celebrate and spread the Christmas Cheer and set in motion the vacation vibe. All the students sang a medley of Christmas Carols that spreads joy and happiness to one and all present in school.

IBDP-ESS Activity

“Save it to cherish, or leave it to perish”

Items in your bag may contain CITES species !!

 

ESS project was organized by the students of IBDP year 1, based on the topic ‘CITES convention’ with an aim to spread awareness about preserving and protecting the natural world and prevent illegal hunting of wild animals and endemic species of plants. Many products made out of animal body parts, some of which contain extracts obtained from endangered species were displayed and in contrast, they also displayed some sustainable and alternatives to these items. In their presentation students also explained how to identify illegal wildlife products and unsustainable food products based on their contents. With the medium of this ESS project, the students emphasized putting an end to wildlife crime and illegal trading of animals and plants and also supported the Endangered Species Act.

Storytelling Workshop with Amar Chitra Katha

Storytelling provides children with a window to new worlds. It gives them the opportunity to learn new ideas and information.

On Friday, 7th January 2022, Nursery to Grade 2 students attended a virtual storytelling workshop conducted by Ms Poonam  Dasilva from Amar Chitra Katha.

Students enjoyed the story on “The secret of the Donuts tree” followed by an activity. They learned how to make a bookmark in a simple and easy way.

Makar Sankranti Celebration - Pre Primary

The students of the early years celebrated the Makar Sankranti festival on Thursday, 13th January 2022, they made beautiful kites for the occasion and the teachers showed them a video on the importance of the festival.

Virtual Art Activity - Primary Section

A virtual Art activity was held for Grades 1 to 5 from 17th to 21st Jan 2022.

Grade 1 did an activity with plush wires, Grade 2 made beautiful turtles underwater scene with the coconut shells, groundnut shells & Pista shells, etc.(best out of waste activity), Grade 3 created a beautiful quilling flower vase, Grade 4 made the wall hangings with waste materials and Grade 5 made the totem poles of native Americans.

These fun-filled activities witnessed enthusiastic participation by the students.

Virtual Museum Tour

Your branches can only reach high if your roots go deep’
A virtual guided tour to Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum was organized for the students of grades 6 to 12, to cherish and appreciate the history, culture, and contemporary art of India.
Through the exhibitions put together by the Museum, the learners explored how people dressed in the past, the history and role of Mumbai in the international cotton trade, and rare cloth samples that were sent to England from India in the 19th century!
Besides this, trade & cultural exchange, artefacts, clay models, dioramas, embellished tools, and fascinating statues were also displayed on a virtual platform.
The session was facilitated by Ms Anita Yewale, the docent at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum.
It was indeed a very informative and riveting session followed by student polls and discussions.

Teacher Enrichment Program on 'Gamification of Teaching and Learning'

A very engrossing Teacher Enrichment Program on ‘Gamification of teaching and learning ‘ was conducted by Ms Farzana Dohadwalla on Monday,  24th Jan’22. The workshop focused on how a gamified teaching-learning environment is important in a class. Various links and games were shared that will help the teachers to make their classes interesting and will also help the students to be more attentive during the classes.

Republic Day Celebration 2022

May the Indian Tricolour always fly high!
Students of MBIS celebrated 73rd Indian Republic day, with immense patriotic spirit and zeal. On this occasion, the students of the secondary section organized a virtual cultural event. The highlights of this event were; speech, poem, classical dance, and patriotic songs. The program ended with a motivational speech by Principal Dr. Jennifer Pereira.

Republic Day activity Pre-Primary and Primary section

Just like every year, Republic Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the Pre-Primary and the Primary section at MBIS.
This year the students celebrated the 73rd Republic Day on Tuesday the 25th of January.
Though the celebration was virtual, the spirit of independent and individual India was very much present as teachers spoke to the students about the reasons for the celebration.
Republic day festivities paint the nation into a tricolour of nationalism, harmony and prosperity. The students enjoyed doing tri-colour activities and made tricolour sandwiches and tricolour fruit salad.🧡🤍💚

Language Fest

Early years students had their Language Fest on Friday, 28th January 2022. They narrated beautiful moral stories with the help of different props/puppets and conveyed moral values.

Holi Celebration 2022

Holi is one of the most exciting of all festivals, especially for children, because it is very colorful! Students of Early years had fun with colours and celebrated holi with peers and teachers in school.

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