Global Engagements

Japan exchange program

The Global Collaborative Learning Program was conducted with  Oberlin High School, Tokyo, Japan for 3 days in December 2023 and with Kamakura Jogakuin Junior and Senior High School for 2 days in January 2024. This online collaborative project was to create an understanding between culture, food, art and school life of India and Japan. In the active interaction students shared a lot of information about their culture, lifestyle, and school through the live interaction as well as through videos. The students from both countries participated in the group activities and made group videos as their final output. All of the groups collaborated well and did a great job in making interesting videos. 

GERMAN DAY

This year’s German Day organized on 9th October in Tagore International School, East of Kailash was not only a vibrant display of the different shades of German culture but also emphasized the idea that  “Cultures are not arbitrary, their existence is not due to their individuality but due to their interdependence“. 

Keeping this theme in mind the event comprised of a plethora of events such as dances, skits, music recitals, competitions, and a G20 meeting! There was the beauty of the German folk culture, as well as elements from English, French, Sanskrit, and Hindi. From the beloved classic tale of Snowhite to the heartwarming tongue twister competition, this year’s event not only revived the true German spirit or “Volkgeist” but also showcased Germany’s thriving present and beautiful diversity. 

We were accompanied by Ms. Shilpa Sharma, a renowned language specialist at Goethe Institut New Delhi. She is a certified “Teacher’s Trainer” and her areas of interest lie in student-centered pedagogy, curriculum development, and teacher’s training. Her presence added a layer of expertise and wisdom to our event. Most importantly, Learning German opens new doors to opportunities, fun, and new perspectives.

Der Deutscher Tag hat  am 9. Oktober in der Tagore International School, östlich von Kailash, stattgefunden. Es war nicht nur eine lebendige Darstellung der verschiedenen Schattierungen der deutschen Kultur, sondern betonte auch die Idee, dass „Kulturen nicht willkürlich sind. Ihre Existenz beruht nicht auf ihrer Individualität , sondern ihrer gegenseitigen Abhängigkeit.

Unter Berücksichtigung dieses Themas umfasste die Veranstaltung eine Vielzahl von Veranstaltungen wie Tänze, Sketche, Musikabende, Wettbewerbe und ein G20-Treffen! Es gab die Schönheit der deutschen Volkskultur sowie Elemente aus Englisch, Französisch, Sanskrit und Hindi. Von der beliebten klassischen Snowhite-Geschichte bis hin zum herzerwärmenden Zungenbrecher-Wettbewerb hat die diesjährige Veranstaltung nicht nur den wahren deutschen Geist oder „Volkgeist“ wiederbelebt, sondern auch die blühende Gegenwart und schöne Vielfalt Deutschlands präsentiert.

Begleitet wurden wir von Frau Shilpa Sharma, einer renommierten Sprachspezialistin am Goethe-Institut Neu-Delhi. Sie ist zertifizierte „Lehrertrainerin“ und ihre Interessen liegen in der schülerzentrierten Pädagogik, der Lehrplanentwicklung und der Lehrerausbildung. Ihre Anwesenheit fügte unserer Veranstaltung eine Ebene an Fachwissen und Weisheit hinzu. Am wichtigsten ist, dass das Erlernen der deutschen Sprache neue Möglichkeiten, Spaß und neue Perspektiven eröffnet

Greek Day Celebration

Unveiling Hellenic Horizons: A Spectacle of Greek Language Day Elegance.”

Embarking on a linguistic odyssey, our school’s Greek Language Day resonated with the illustrious presence of Her Excellency Mrs. Aliki Koutsomitopoulou, the Ambassador of Greece in India, and Ms. Ismini Panagopoulou, the dynamic Head of Political and Cultural Department at the Embassy of Greece. A symphony of interactive and cheerful sessions unfolded, immersing us in the treasures of Greece, from its profound culture to enchanting mythology.

International Exchange program with : Australian Bandiana Primary School

The International Dance Fest-DUBAI

Students went to Dubai to participate in the International Dance Fest.  After the event students visited different places of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. They visited Dubai Library Al Jaddaf Visit, Business Village, Abu Dhabi City Tour with Ferrari world photo stop, Visit Emirates etc. It was really a very memorable and special trip for all of the students and teachers. TIS family will eagerly wait for more such International events and tours in future.

Cultural Exchange and Education: Australian principal of Bandiana Primary School, Ms. Donna Wright, paid a visit to the school

An Enriching Day of Cultural Exchange and Education: Welcoming Ms. Donna Wright, Principal of Bandiana Primary School, Australia.

Tagore International School EoK had the pleasure of hosting Ms Donna Wright, Principal of Bandiana Primary school, Australia. During the first day of her visit, she was embraced with a warm and enthusiastic welcome. She was enthralled by the vibrant dance and yoga performances that showcased the school’s rich cultural diversity. She visited the classrooms where she interacted with students and teachers. The state of the art computer labs, the robotic lab, and the well-stocked library left her impressed by the school’s commitment to modern education and knowledge enrichment. It was a memorable and enriching experience for everyone involved.

“Celebrating Diversity, Athletics, and Artistry: A Memorable Day with the Australian Principal.”

On the second day of the Australian principal’s visit to our school, a special cultural program was organized in her honor, showcasing the rich tapestry of our school’s diverse cultural heritage.

One of the highlights of the day was when the tiny tots proudly displayed their enthusiasm and budding athletic skills in a sports exhibition. 

An immersive art session was arranged for the principal, where she tried her hand at various artistic techniques and had the chance to create her own artwork. 

The day was a resounding success, leaving our esteemed guest with a memorable impression.This cultural exchange will undoubtedly forge stronger connections between our school and our honored guest from Australia.

Embracing the Spirit of Deutschland: Our School Shines at Namaste Deutschland 2023!"

TIS EoK’s students participated in Namaste Deutschland 2023, an annual festival that serves as a vibrant celebration of German language and culture. Organized in collaboration with the Educational department of the Government of NCT of Delhi, this event is a testament to the growing interest in and appreciation of the German way of life. Our school’s enthusiastic students were proud participants in this cultural extravaganza. Through engaging events and interactions, Namaste Deutschland 2023 fosters cross-cultural understanding and appreciation among participants and visitors alike.

Winners at Peacemakers Corps 2022 Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival New York

Students of Classes IV-VIII from Tagore International School, EoK, attended the three days Media workshop on Animation and Film Making organised by Chinh Early Education Web channel. The workshop was conducted by National Awardees, Film & Culture Activist Couple, Ms. Meenakshi Rai and Mr. Vinay Rai. Our students made a heart warming short film ‘Harmony-My Delhi, My Pride’, during the workshop, which won the Peacemakers Corps 2022 Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival New York in the 11-14 age group.

The India-Japan Global Collaborative Learning Program

The India-Japan Global Collaborative Learning Program consisted of a 3-day live and video interactions between Indian and Japanese students. The live interactions took place through Zoom Meetings while the video interactions took place through the Flip App.

There were various themes in the flip app as clothing, food, school life and more, where the students posted videos sharing information about their respective cultures. Students posted suggestions and asked each other further questions in their videos through the comment section.

Day 1 included a briefing on the program and interaction between group members so they could get to know each other. On Day 2, the group discussions continued, and the participants filled out worksheets on differences and similarities between India and Japan on the criteria of food, clothing and school life. Each group was assigned a topic and the members divided sub-topics amongst each other and recorded their videos which were compiled as the final group video and presented on Day 3.

The live interaction sessions were followed by informal interactions among students via Zoom breakout rooms; this allowed them to learn more about each other’s cultures and become better acquainted. This overall was a fun and excellent learning experience for all students. We inculcated skills like communication skills, team-building skills and time management.

Ismini Panagopoulou (@panagopoulouboudouris), First Counsellor, Head of Political and Cultural Section, Embassy of Greece in India, had a fun interaction with the students of Tagore International School (@tagore_eok)

Tagore International School, East of Kailash hosted Ms Ismini Panagopoulou, First Counsellor of the Embassy of Greece on 29 November 2022. Ms Panagopoulou was accompanied by Mr Regimon, representative of the European Union and Mr Anshul Jain, member of the WISE foundation. The guests were welcomed warmly by the Principal, Ms Mallika Preman.

The students of Class XI were given the chance to interact with the Greek Counsellor. Forty students of Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar were also invited for the event. They were accompanied by Ms Maitreeye Bhattacharchaya.

The event began with a presentation by the Greek Counsellor Ms. Ismini Panagopoulou. She profiled the opportunities that are available in the EU for students to pursue higher education. This was followed by a question answer session with the students which was interactive and tremendously enjoyed by students and teachers alike. A quiz followed where the winning students were felicitated with EU caps and flags.

This was followed by refreshments for the guests. The visit was a great success.

Online Innovation Camp :Organizers: Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), JA Europe, and JA Asia-Pacific: Building Stronger Minds (BSM)

The week-long Innovation Camp organized by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), JA Europe, and JA Asia-Pacific: Building Stronger Minds (BSM) from 16th – 23rd November 2022 was attended by Eshita Chawla, Lavanya Bhonde, and Arsh Ali of grade IX. Students were invited to develop innovative ideas to solve problems associated with the maritime industry and present them on an international platform to be validated by people with many years of experience in the industry. Overall, there were ten teams. The teams consisted of six members, three from Asia-Pacific and three from Europe. Our team also shared a similar structure with 3 team members from Poland. Introductions were done via email a few days before, and each of them had access to a Mural Board to brainstorm. The first session was a student networking session where the members were introduced to one another and a light conversation was had to understand each other’s skills better, based on which the roles were divided. The next session was an opening event that comprised career talks by the jury and the Problem was given: Extend the lifecycle of materials used in the Maritime Industry either on port or shore while keeping in mind the involvement of any of the one or two 7Rs. A particular presentation format was shared in which the innovative idea had to be shared. The next session was an advisory session, each team had a mentor with whom they brainstormed ideas. Throughout the next few days, the team continuously worked on their idea to ensure that it fulfilled various social, economic, and environmental requirements. They finally came up with an innovative solution to extend the lifecycle of the old shipping containers, by providing these waste containers an inner layer of unrecyclable Plastic(straws, caps, wrappers, etc ) and an outer thin layer of silicone rubber to provide higher heat, water, and ozone resistance as well as more strength and durability, This refurbishing would entirely be done using waste materials found in the environment and these new Containers life-span would be three times the life span of the container already in use: 100 years. This would be economical as well because our refurbished containers’ price would be 50% less than what’s already there in the market and it would even last longer. Keeping this innovative solution in mind the team came up with the name P-Flakes an acronym for Plastic Flakes. The judges were quite impressed by the highly unique idea and applauded the efforts. P-Flakes won the first position. This amazing opportunity to dazzle in an international event was provided by the teacher-in-charge Ms. Jaya Lakshmi. The team picked up a lot of valuable traits along their course to achievement like finance management, leadership, time management, etc.

TedX JA Malaysia

Aarush Agarwal of class XII and Soumil Garg of class X represented India as speakers at TedX JA Malaysia as part of the JA India Alumni team at ‘Countdown 2021’ that was held on 15th December virtually. Their talk focussed on impactful solution-driven projects for global sustainability. Speakers from Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Guam and Malaysia also presented their views on the same.

An interactive session as part of a Virtual exchange between students of Tagore International School, New Delhi, India and Meikei School, Japan Nov 2020

A virtual exchange interactive session between students of Tagore International School, New Delhi, India and Meikei School, Japan was conducted today. The topic for the session was ‘Why sky is blue?’ which was discussed in relation to the present Covid-19 pandemic situation. Related topics like the colour of sky, how pollution affected the sky and how it has improved during this pandemic due to various human activity restrictions were also discussed. Students from both the schools made wonderful and informative presentations on these topics.
The topic was divided into three sub-topics -Colour of Sky (as perceived especially in Metro cities, rural areas and hilly terrain) in four seasons, Air Pollution & Environment – how pollution affected the sky and how it has improved during this pandemic due to various human activity restrictions and Solutions for correcting air pollution situations after the pandemic is over. Emphasizing on one to one interaction, students from both the schools formed groups of 4-5 each, exchanging their presentations and discussing one topic each in a separate link created. An interactive question and answer session was followed after these presentations where students shared their perception of colour of sky in different places and season, air pollution and how situation has improved during the pandemic and the measures taken to control air pollution in their respective countries. Post this exchange, all the participants once again joined together and shared their experience followed by informal conversations discussing Diwali and Children’s Day celebrations in India.
A video demonstrating how to make a pollution catcher by students of Tagore International School was also shared which was much appreciated by our Japanese counterpart. A Padlet page was created wherein the students posted their feedback from this session.

An interactive session as part of a Virtual exchange between students of Tagore International School, New Delhi, India and Meikei School, Japan July 2020

A virtual exchange interactive session between students of Tagore International School, New Delhi, India and Meikei School, Japan was conducted today. The topic for the session was ‘The cleaning action of the soap’ which was discussed in relation to the present Covid-19 pandemic situation. Related topics like the current situation in both the countries, how life has changed due to the pandemic and health education practices were also discussed. Students from both the schools made wonderful and informative presentations on these topics.

An interactive question and answer session followed after these presentations where students shared their perception of Covid-19 and current situation of their respective countries. They also shared various health education practices adopted by both the countries like importance of washing hands, immunity booster herbs and spices available in kitchen, usage of masks etc. Videos of our students showing correct way of washing hands and making immunity booster concoction were also shared. Demonstration of live yoga was done by our student Jini, which was much appreciated by our Japanese counterpart. A presentation on ‘The cleaning action of the soap’ was presented by Mr. Shintani, Biology teacher, Meikei School which helped students understand how soap worked on the virus. A Padlet page was created wherein the students posted their feedback from this session.

I would take this opportunity to thank all the students, teachers, coordinators and heads of both the schools for their participation. Looking forward to more such wonderful and fruitful interactive sessions.

Renuka Mehra
TGT (Science)
Tagore International School

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