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  • Defining Our Vision of Excellence

    date posted:Wed 02 Jan 2019

    The leadership awards for excellence in Co-Curricular Education is the first ever award programme in India, promoted to celebrate the enormous contribution of schools and school leaders in nurturing talent beyond academics in schools!!

    The short listing for the awards has been carried out b the research team at Koshient Ventures (, after a one year long intense study of over 8400 independent schools in India, based on historic data, community and parental perceptions and reviews publicly available about the schools.

    Scoolstars Leadership Awards for excellence in Co-curricular education is an unprecedented initiative to celebrate the enormous contribution of school leaders and co-curricular educators for their invaluable contributions in promoting talent beyond academics in schools

    Our new generations today are making life choices that are so divergent. They are no longer, unlike their predecessors, chasing a few socially fashionable career options like medicine and engineering.  A wide spectrum of choices has opened up for them today to build their careers on a solid foundation of what they like to do and what makes them happy.                                                                                                                                

    Our new generations are choosing to be musicians, dancers, actors, painters, news anchors, radio Jockeys and so on. Our school leaders and co-curricular educators are helping children to become happier by recognizing their passion and their innate talents and providing them with opportunities, guidance and support to nurture their talent.

    Just imagine that all this is happening in the middle of the ever growing pressure of academic assessments

    The awards commit to felicitate, encourage, motivate and recognize the contribution of such school leaders and exceptional co-curricular educators from across the country every year and shine the spotlights on them for their formidable efforts.

    School Leaders Award

    Criteria and Procedures for Award for School Leaders

    The award will be bestowed upon school leaders who:

    1. Champion new and innovative programs that consistently support identification, mentoring and recognition of innate talent of their students

    2. Encourage and support professional development of co-curricular educators through structured internal and external programs

    3. Foster the right culture and environment for students to show their innate talents beyond academics.


    Criteria and Procedures for Award for Schools

    The award is bestowed upon schools that:

    1.  Have demonstrated history of consistently encouraging and supporting intensive co-curricular education

    2.  Are known for providing every child with an opportunity to discover, recognize and nurture their innate talent promoting holistic education

    3.  Invest in high quality teaching resources and tools to promote Co-curricular education

    4.  Encourage and support professional development of co-curricular educators through structured internal and external programs.

    5.  The students of the school excel in competitions across a wide spectrum of talent domains.

  • Behold the spectacle of Sports!! (Grade 3 to 12)

    date posted:Sat 29 Dec 2018

    The 7th Annual Sports Day celebrations at the Manchester International School turned out to be no less than an epic event at the Sports Arena, inside the school premises.

    The event was conducted on 22nd December 2018 for Grades pertaining to GRADE 3 up till Grade 12.

    It remained an exquisitely eventful occurrence for our Young Manchesterians, to lay bare their innate talents in sports and games, on a momentous platform.

    Dr. Sylendra Babu, IPS, ADGP (GRP) graced the occasion with his thunderous presence on 22nd December 2018, as the Chief Guest of Honour. The audience, consisting of Parents, Grand Parents, Friends of MIS and the general public, were thoroughly mesmerized by the august presence of Dr. Sylendra Babu, who was a universally acclaimed personality for his courageous deeds as a Police Authority and philanthropic attitude in his life. He did distribute his much acclaimed books penned by himself, to various students during this momentous occasion.

    The chief guest had respectfully declared the event open and did light the Olympic torch during his presiding over the fabulous event.

    Our Beloved Parents flocked in with huge numbers and made an indelible presence by constantly cheering our young champions for sublime performances during the sports meet!! A plethora of events facilitated each and every student to take part actively in many events of their choice.

    Prizes were duly distributed to the winners by our parents themselves!! The entire event marked its name as one among the most remarkable event that went down the history of Manchester International School!!

  • Yet Another Milestone

    date posted:Thu 13 Dec 2018

    Manchester International School has been Ranked No.14 in India, No.1 in Tamilnadu & Ranked No.1 in Coimbatore, under the Category “India`s Top 20 International Schools" in a survey conducted by!! is one of the leading education magazines in the country, which is very popular among the K-12 Community for its market intelligence and its ability to introduce new products, services and technologies to the K-12 segment.

    In addition, Education has also showcased some of the respected & upcoming schools in its bi-monthly editions. The magazine focuses on excellence in education and comes up with six premium issues yearly. recently hosted the much-awaited National Conference & India School Merit Awards 2018 on December 8th, 2018 at The Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore.

    The conference had in attendance over 450+ delegates, 150+Individual School Decision makers, Chairman/Director's and Principals from all over India. This was followed by India School Merit Awards 2018-19 ‘Rewarding Excellence in Education’ in the K-12 sector only from all over India.

    Manchester International School would wish to grab this distinct opportunity to express its heartfelt thankfulness for the continued support and collaboration from the Students and Parents over the years, which had paved the way for sustained success!!

  • MIS Supports GRP Help App in Coimbatore!!

    date posted:Sat 08 Dec 2018

    Manchester International School has always stood behind solidly in aid of reforming the societal and social service activities of our nation. Your school had collaborated with Renowned Police Authority, Dr. Sylendra Babu, ADGP, Government Railway Police, who was in Coimbatore to launch the GRP Help Mobile Application for the utilization of the general public.

    GRP Help App is a Collaborative Effort of GRP Chiefs of all States of India. It is the official Government Railway Police App to help and empower Passengers of Indian Railways.

    With this App, Passengers can ask for Help from Government Railway Police and report complaints. They will get a confirmation SMS from GRP that help will be reaching them at next railway station. They can easily Report a Crime while traveling in trains.

    Students from Manchester International School indulged in active participation during this inauguration occurrence and had endeavoured towards making the general public furthermore aware of this fantastic mobile application and its utilities.

    Dr. Sylendra Babu did lay bare his earnest appreciation towards the partaking of the young champs of your school!!

  • Nimble Nicety!!

    date posted:Thu 06 Dec 2018

    Manchester International School wishes to lay bare its heart-full appreciation for our beloved student, Master Rehan Sulaiman, who has been, of late taking the world of Yoga in Coimbatore, by storm. This Super boy is studying in this school in Grade I, yet he remains overtly admired for his nimbleness in performing Yoga like no one of his age could dream of!!

    His achievements are being stated below for everybody to see:

    Name of the Student : Rehan Sulaiman 
    Grade: PYP – Grade 1

    1. Hari Yogalayam – State level Yogasana Championship – 2018
    Won 1st place in Category – “common and championship state level yogasana championship - 2018” held on 28th October 2018 in Coimbatore.
    (Certificate – 2nos and Trophy – 2nos)

    2. State level Yoga competition 2018-2019 conducted by SSVM world school and Ozone Yoga Center
    Ranked 1st in common category. (Certificate – 1 and Trophy – 1)


    date posted:Tue 04 Dec 2018

    This exclusive camp was primarily aimed at enhancing the health and safety aspects of our students. Manchester International School had endeavoured and successfully conducted two health camps pertaining to Eye care and Dental care today. Diligent doctors from The EYE FOUNDATION AND MARUTHI DENTAL CLINIC Coimbatore, engaged meticulously in screening our students for their Eye and Dental ailments. The Eye and dental check up for grades 1 to 12 was organized in a seamless manner.

    Ophthalmologist had the eye screening done for all students and the students with minor defects were provided with a defect form and were advised to visit the hospital clinic for enhanced diagnosis, followed by appropriate treatment.

    The Dentists screened the students for ailments, whilst advising them towards regular checkup and in addition, counseled about adhering to proper oral hygiene. The students were also issued pamphlets with an advise towards periodic check - ups once in six months for trouble-free Vision care and Dental health. The camp concluded successfully!

  • Guinness World Record & Asian Book of Records

    date posted:Fri 30 Nov 2018

    Believe in the unbelievable!!

    Yeah!! You heard it right!! Manchester International School has created a New Guinness World Record!!
    And if this isn’t the talk of the town, hear this…..

    Manchester International School has also created a New Asian Book of Records!! Well, if both these aren’t going to sweep you off the floor, hear this too…..

    Manchester International School is the first in the world to have created such a unique record by way of creating both the Guinness World Record and the Asian Book of Records!!

    Our gutsy students did lay bare some mind – boggling efforts today at the CODISSIA Grounds today that eventually led to history in the making!!

    Manchester International School has created a New Guinness World Record and a New Asian Book of Records in the following category:

    Most People Waving Traffic Flags Simultaneously

    The school administration extends its heartfelt gratitude to the unmatchable endeavor put in by its Students, Staff Members and Beloved Parents towards accomplishing this rare feat!!

  • How do I score A* in IGCSE?

    date posted:Tue 27 Nov 2018

    I took numerous IGCSEs in the 2017 and also 2016 sessions, and also managed to get 18 A * s. Does this make me a specialist on the issue? Never. Everyone has their own means of learning, and also you ought to find the one that finest suits you, but I can recommend methods which you can make studying more efficient and also give yourself the very best opportunity at meeting your goals. You can miss the following two paragraphs if you intend to get straight to the ideas.

    The actions for achieving an A * vary considerably from subject to subject. One of the most vital thing to tell yourself prior to you get to work is that you can only improve your possibilities of getting an A *, but you can never ensure one. Whilst this may seem unhelpfully cynical, it is essential to maintain this in mind as if you open your results anticipating A * s everywhere, chances are you'll be disappointed someplace.

    Remember the fact that although in theory you might accomplish an A * with sufficient work in any type of subject, occasionally sufficient is too much. Your teacher is the most effective guide on this matter, and if they do not believe you have the ability then never quit attempting - but do not put unneeded initiative chasing an impractical quality. By a rule of thumb, if your teacher wants you to take a Core examination, after that does not insist on taking the extended examination. Your teacher is not suggesting you are a negative trainee or making you take the "much easier" exam out of spite, however identifies that you do not have the essential fondness for the based on obtain among the greater qualities. Nobody is efficient every little thing, as well as effort can only take you thus far without all-natural capability. I am not demeaning hard work - it is the most essential high quality for success - yet you need to strive in a location you are passionate in. That being said, let's get involved in what will certainly aid you obtain A * in the topics you feel comfy in.

    For the scientific researches - Physics, Biology and Chemistry - the secret is to recognize what you are being educated. It is better to understand what a proton number is as well as what that value stands for than to understand the proton numbers of all the components yet have no concept what "proton number" really implies. Of course, you will need to memorise truths and data - Biology is the subject where you have to bear in mind one of the most information, complied with by Chemistry, as well as for Physics you usually only require to remember the solution - the rest is down to understanding. For Biology and Chemistry, checked out guides again and again up until you can bear in mind the vital facts off the top of your head. It isn't pretty, but it functions. Ensure you comprehend all the info you're absorbing. Physics - which lots of people locate the hardest scientific research - is easier if you're proficient at math. Physics at IGCSE level is little greater than mathematics put on daily life; if you remember the formulas - and also recognize exactly how they are acquired - you are basically established. For the practical papers, graph-drawing is important - ensure you can attract a clear, exact graph and interpret information from charts too.

    Maths is a challenging one. In general, you either obtain it- or you don't. The secret for maths is understanding the formulae and keeping in mind every one of them (much like physics.) It is all good and also popular that the area of a dice of side size a is 6a2, but for an A * you must have the ability to recognize why it is 6a2, and not a3 or πa2. or another thing. This is maybe the subject where all-natural capacity is one of the most essential for success, as if you merely don't comprehend; there is little you can do to obtain it into your head. One option if you are battling is to discover a tutor, however if that is monetarily impossible - or you simply don't want to spend money - after that take into consideration seeing videos from relevant sources, a genuinely outstanding source and also one that provides a whole lot greater than maths.

    English Language is an examination which determines, more than anything, your skill as a writer. Again, this is usually something you have or you don't - but if you've spoken English for a long period of time, and also if you read fairly frequently, after that you have a mutual understanding of exactly how to compose well. Read, read, check out - simply maintain checking out up until your writing is a reflection of all the examples of exceptional composing you have actually gone through.

    English Literary works, I find, is down to just how well you can reveal your suggestions. It is a long-running joke that the subject is nonsensical as you are anticipated to locate significance in just about everything as well as declare the writer intended to do so. Plainly, when Dickens claims that Henry's eyes are brown, it is a recommendation to his inadequate, proletarian origins; the colour brownish represents earthly aspects like the mud and the dirt of the lands where he was born. It would certainly be outrageous to claim Dickens just claimed his eyes were brown since that occurs to be a very usual colour for eyes and he was just describing his appearance for us. As ludicrous as several of the things you can think of are, if you can make your ideas audio convincing and also state your points with conviction, you will certainly succeed. For every question that you have to respond to, there are typically some base points you have to raise to obtain the very best marks, but these are normally the easiest to locate and also should not be too tricky to uncover. If you're having challenging doing so, try looking at previous papers and mark plans to see where points are granted.

    Mother tongue exams are a nightmare for numerous, as well as easy for some. There is very little you can do to prepare, in my experience; you cannot conveniently make a radical improvement in your level in the language of your exam. In French, I obtained Bs throughout the year leading up to the IGCSE examination, and also I obtained (unsurprisingly) a B in IGCSE exam too. The very best way to obtain marks is to stay clear of shedding them for language and spelling mistakes. Reread your messages completely and also do not attempt to utilize words you're not sure of - just locate an easier method to claim the same thing that you recognize is linguistically right.

    Foreign language examinations, on the other hand, are usually very easy. If it is a language you have actually just been discovering for 2 years, after that it will certainly take some work; if it is a language you have been finding out for a very long time, after that it ought to be a piece of cake. In any case, everything you require exists in your textbooks. You will certainly have one oral examination, one listening examination and also two writing tests. For the dental - just practise until you are comfortable with your topic of conversation and also await some fundamental inquiries. If you don't recognize an inquiry or do not understand how to respond, simply state I'm sorry, I can't address - this is much, far better than trying hopelessly to build a feedback and babbling one. For the listening, you normally have a great deal of time to grab the facts you require for your responses, so simply remain attentive, as well as don't fall under any catches - commonly, they will try as well as deceive you; for example: if the concern on your paper is What time will the train leave Geneva? you may hear them saying Typically the train leaves are four o'clock, however today there is a delay so it will certainly leave at half past five (Swiss trains are never ever this late!). They will certainly attempt as well as deceive you into putting 4 o'clock rather than 5 thirty, but stay conscientious as well as you won't come under any type of catches. For the written tests, the key is vocabulary and also structure. Try and learn as much of the vocabulary in your book as feasible. Usually, you will be asked to create a letter or a news article or something comparable - there are numerous examples of these in guides, so review them as well as comprehend how they are built.

    The last examination which I have experience in is History. For History, you frequently have many facts offered for you in the examination paper - the crucial lies in your own prior knowledge as well as just how well you can translate the resources offered to you. There is an awful whole lot to understand about in the curriculum - submerse on your own in the historic events you are taught about, attempt as well as experience them and understand the inspirations of each of the essential figures of the moment. Do not let prejudice come into your responses - compose neutrally as well as reference your resources as much as possible. Your sources are your friends - delve into them, explain their material, their inaccuracies, where they originated from and why they matter.

    When it involves your final revisions, discover equilibrium in between changing and kicking back. Don't stuff it all in for 16 hrs a day, since you'll burn out really fast - however if you wish to succeed, you're most likely to need to function a whole lot. Breaks need to be brief and sweet - do not get lugged away as well as ensure you're back at your table as soon as possible. For this reason, I would advise you do not use your phone in your breaks, as if you start up a discussion with among your companions you'll discover it extremely hard to quit midway through. Save your phone for a long break - probably after supper - and also do all your things after that. Previous documents are greatly handy - concerns tend to adhere to a set design or framework, as well as acquainting on your own with the said structure is very useful. For past documents, I advise most likely to Advancing understanding remains in our DNA - they have nearly all the previous documents because the IGCSE started. Last, however not the very least - keep an awesome head on the day of the examination. Panicking is simply most likely to hinder you. If you can't respond to something, move on as well as come back to it later on. Anxiety is great in small amount; yet do not permit it to conquer you. Breathe in, breathe out.

    Good luck!


    date posted:Thu 22 Nov 2018

    The Annual Day celebrations at Manchester International School turned out be an extended occurrence to rejoice the culmination of the school administration and the parents, aimed towards enhancing the unyielding trust and companionship that bonds us together!!

    Furthermore, this festivity did move on the next best level when parents had taken an active role by voluntarily taking several initiatives to indulge themselves in the entertainment agenda, meant for this elite day!

    This Annual Day remained as a matchless mega episode, since the programmes were divided on the basis of two chief categories as mentioned below:

    Carnival # 1 FUNTASTIC - For Grades Pre kg up till Grade II

    Carnival # 2 TECHNOFEST – For Grades III up till Grade XII

    Carnival # 1 celebrated the evolution of Tamil Cinema starting from 1950 up till 2018 whilst.

    Carnival # 2 did commemorate the technical advancement and revolution in the Tamil Film Industry.

    Our most distinguished guest of honor for Carnival # 1 was Mr. C. Sathya, renowned Film Music Director, who had composed music for super-duper films namely, Engayum Eppothum, Theeyaa Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Kanchana 2 and many other blockbuster numbers for the tamil movie lover. His expertise in the field of composing music remains sublime and his sustained growth in the Film Industry has had an overtly positive influence amongst our Students and staff of our school.

    Our Distinguished Chief Guest for our Carnival # 2, Mr. V. Ponraj, has worked as the Scientific Advisor to the former President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalaam. His life term association with Dr. Abdul Kalaam is perceived to be a formidable asset whilst his scientific knowledge and social engineering expertise remains unparallelled. Mr. Ponraj did possess within himself the transformational outlook towards revolutionizing the Indian society in the field of science and technology will forever remain an ideal inspiration for our young Manchesterians and the citizens of this nation.

    It should be emphasized that there was no dearth of scintillating, sensational and a dazzling display of dance programmes put up by our young champs during this programme. This Annual Day celebrations remained as an ideal platform for demonstrating the immense talents of our students in a plethora of functionalities.

    Our beloved parents, as always, turned out to be the school’s best ambassadors, since they contributed enormously towards the success of this breathtaking display of splendor and grandeur at the main auditorium of this school!!

    The school administration extends its hearty congratulations and gratefulness to our tiny tots and young champions, the entire staff fraternity, our most beloved parents, our distinguished guests and to one and everyone who had contributed towards the stupendous success of the Annual Day celebrations 2018!!

  • Tech Talk at MIS!

    date posted:Fri 26 Oct 2018

    Our Grade 9 Students got    insight of IOT & MIT App inventor and designed an app to control an LED/Relay through an mobile application.

    MIT App Inventor is excited to announce the release of a new expansion to App Inventor that will allow you to design, create, and interact with the Internet of Things (IoT).

    The Internet of Things refers to interfaces between everyday objects and the Internet, opening up a universe of new applications, smarter devices, and wider opportunities. This is an exciting new step in the MIT App Inventor universe - now you can engage with IoT as a creator, not just a consumer, even if you’ve never programmed before with MIT App Inventor + IoT, you can develop IoT applications the same way you develop any other MIT App Inventor mobile apps. Now you can program devices, sensors, appliances, instruments, robots - anything that can be connected.

    Not only that, you can incorporate smartphone capabilities into your IoT creations. If you build an app that turns a light on and off, you can make the light respond to voice commands. If you build a heart rate monitor, you can store the results on the Web or email them to trainers. If you program a mobile robot, you can add geolocation to the robot’s sensing abilities.

  • Creative Writing Competition

    date posted:Wed 24 Oct 2018

    Literature is a reflection of life; a mirror through which we view truth that affects us. A good piece of writing springs from inner silence, a pre-requisite for reflection. The inner-self opens up vistas, creates new avenues and gives insight into the mysteries surrounding us.     

    This is exactly what our children got into. In the creative writing competition, held on 31st September, 2018, almost all the 20 MYP participants from Grade 6 – 9, brought out that clarity in what otherwise remained abstract topics. A direct quote from the writing, ‘Closed Doors,’ will make it amply clear. The list of winners is as follows: (First, Second and third place respectively) 

  • Behold… It’s Raining Awards!!

    date posted:Fri 05 Oct 2018

    Education World India School Rankings 2018-19

    India’s Premier School Ranking Agency, Education World, in association with C fore, Delhi, has concluded its 12th annual Education World India School Rankings survey. A sample respondents database of 12,214 educationists, principals, teachers, parents and students in 27 cities and education hubs across India were interviewed to rate the country’s Top 1,000 schools on 14 parameters of education excellence.

    The country’s top-ranked schools in 14 categories were felicitated at the Leela Ambience Hotel, Gurgaon on September 28-29, 2018.

    We are earnestly elated to inform your good self that your school, Manchester International School, has been duly awarded the most prestigious and most coveted Number 2 International School award in Tamilnadu and Number 1 International School award in Coimbatore!!

    Your school has been adjudged as the Number 5 in STEAM Education Excellence School in India!!

    Your school administration is hugely indebted to its Students, Staff members, Parents, and the community as such, alongside all the well wishers of the school, and extends its heartfelt gratitude you for their unrelenting support.    

    This prestigious award would have been highly unimaginable without the steadfast support and encouragement from each and every individual, who had put in their mighty effort towards setting up a perfect platform, for the students to flourish and aim towards perfect progression!

    Here’s calling you all to join hands together towards developing a passion for learning and by doing so, our children will never cease to grow!!


    date posted:Wed 19 Sep 2018

    Manchester International School has remained pioneer in leading the way towards striving to present unending opportunities to our young champs to expand their intellectual and scholastic skills in a plethora of interests!  Your school’s steadfast association with WIN Spell Bee has never failed to remain of utmost utility in uplifting the persona of numerous students, as such.

    Incidentally, Win National Spell Bee conducted the state level Contest for the academic year 2017-2018 at Manchester International School.  Our young champions had fervently taken part in the Intra-school competitions whilst those who qualified, successfully moved on to the Inter-school, District and State level competitions. The competitions were conducted in various categories for Grades I to Grades XII.

    Amazingly, 100 of our students from various categories got selected to take part in the state level competitions. The state level competitions were held on 8th and 9th of September in Venkatalakshmi School at Singanallur.  Over 200 students from various schools had taken part in the state level competition in various categories. The top fifty students from each category were selected to take part in National level competition.

    This day went down in the history of Manchester International School when our proud young champions bagged the Winner’s Trophy!!

  • Vinayagar Chathurthi Celebration at MIS

    date posted:Sat 15 Sep 2018

    The students of Manchester International School celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in a unique way!! As a part of the celebrations galore, an exclusive programme was organised in the school auditorium. The students put up a wonderful show of dance, songs and skits, which charged up the atmosphere with utmost spirit of festivities!! An Eco-friendly Ganesh was made by the students with the help of art and craft teachers. The programme concluded with an aarti recital and chants of Ganapati Bappa Morya!

  • Field Trip to Aavin Milk Depot

    date posted:Sun 09 Sep 2018

    Manchester International School organised a field trip for grades 6,7 and 8 to ‘Aavin Milk Depot’. The purpose of visit was to give awareness and learn about how milk is processed locally and converted into different milk products. We started off on the fine morning of 6th September Thursday, with 72 students accompanied by 5 teachers. We started at 9.00 AM and reached the factory by 10.00 AM. The higher authorities welcomed us and took us around the factory and introduced the different departments at work. Children enjoyed and gained a lot of exposure from this trip. The school administration will strive to organise many such purposeful field trips in the days to come.  

  • Teacher's Day Celebrations at MIS

    date posted:Fri 07 Sep 2018

    A good teacher has greater influence in shaping the life of an individual even more that his/her parents. In our country's cultural heritage, a Teacher has been considered even above The Almighty. Teachers Day is celebrated across the globe every year on 5 September as a honor and acknowledgement of the countless contributions made by numerous number of teachers in helping and molding the lives and career of millions of students and it turn shaping the destiny of India. Keeping this in mind, the students of Manchester International School organized a super grand Teacher's Day celebration for their teachers. The students dedicated beautiful cultural performances to their teachers and it was hugely appreciated by one and all. The management of the school was very kind to appreciate the hard work to the teachers and they also surprised the teachers with lovely gifts. This day was made special by the students and the management for the teachers' for their sincere dedication and efforts.

  • Lord Krishna Live @ MIS

    date posted:Tue 04 Sep 2018

    Manchester International School celebrated “Krishna Jayanthi” with great fervor!! A special Pooja was performed on behalf of the school administration. Celebrations took place in an earnest manner with enhanced emphasis on cohesiveness and unison amongst our students at school.

    The ambience of the School appeared thoroughly thunderous with our beautiful tiny tots and young champs students dressed up for the occasion as “Krishnas” and “Radhais”.

    The innocence of our children, their naughtiness, their smiles and their patience to wear the attire was phenomenal.

    The school administration takes this opportunity to thank all our parents for the unending efforts they had undertaken in order to make this occurrence a most memorable event in recent times!!

  • The Great Battle!

    date posted:Sun 02 Sep 2018


                   Usually battles are fought on the battlefield, but this one was fought at Manchester International School.  This battle was of a different kind - ‘The Battle of the Brains.’ Manchester International School conducted its annual inter-class debate competition on 17th July, ‘18, wherein Grades 6 - 12 MYP students took part.  There were in all 32 participants well versed with their subject matter; fluent in their delivery and tooth for a tooth retaliations and rebuttals; but not without a sense of humor, when it came to upholding their views.  The judges, needless to say, might have jolly well indulged themselves in such a battle when it came to deciding the winners.

                   The topics themselves lent to an outpouring of verbose thoughts and pent-up emotions especially because of their relevance, weightage and modern demand or urgency. The topics such as, ‘Students should be allowed to use mobiles and other gadgets in schools,’ saw a fierce battle of rebuffs.  The audience was enraptured, at one time into vows, ayes and peals of laughter; while, at the other time, showing deep sense of enthusiasm of being a part of the great battle of the wits. The spectators had keen desire of sharing their own views about the aforementioned topic for reasons one can easily suspect!

                 Most of the spectators had a share of their say, in one or the other debates held over 1 ½ hours in the auditorium. Incidentally, one blighter asked, “If they (‘For the Motion’) Win, will we be allowed to use mobiles in schools?”  At one moment, the chairperson could not withhold himself after listening to an emotional speech on behalf of the animal world debating the topic, ‘Animals must not be experimented upon.’  The chairman in a lighter vein retorted that if the animals from the wild had to be present in the auditorium, they would have filled many a bucket enough to water the MIS gardens. (…….of course, tears)!  The other topics, too, were equitably enveloped with humor as much as their intensity of seriousness.  Another team routed the opponents’ aspersions (malpractice, technical failure, et al), with their one-point agenda, ‘All computer generated problems have a solution’ as a fitting answer to, ‘All school examinations must be held on line.’  The students were so well prepared that they were not caught unawares when the chair asked for substantial statistics and up-to-date data to prove their respective claims.  The children well cited the evidence as much as they were necessary and when required from reputed sources.

    The students are now hell bent on booking a seat for the next round of the battle, which actually, in a certain sense, cannot be won or lost!

    The following were the topics; alongside the battlers and list of winners below:

    1.            Grade VIA  v/s VIB:  Junk food must be banned from schools

    2.            Grade VII v/s VIII:  Internet causes more harm than good

    3.            Grade IXA v/s IXB:  It is morally acceptable to experiment on animals

    4.            Grade X v/s XI Students should be allowed to use Cell phones and other gadgets in school

    5.            Grade XIIA v/s XIIB:  On-line examinations should be made compulsory in school


  • Tough Conversations

    date posted:Sun 02 Sep 2018

    Family relationships provide the foundation from which young people can develop the motivation and skills to overcome challenges and thrive.

    Parents… Find below certain vital tips for tackling Tough Conversations

    •             Think before you speak. You may want to yell and scream. You may want to fume in silence, but the time to talk about what’s bothering you is not when you’re the most upset, but after you calm down. Yes, tell your child that you’re upset when you are at the height of your emotions. Make sure your child knows that something bad happened, but also explain that you need to calm down so that you can talk about the issue with a level head.years). Each time you talk, make sure you’re discussing it from a new angle. Otherwise, your kids will think (correctly) that you’re nagging. Change doesn’t happen by trying to push the same agenda over and over. Change happens when both parties buy into the problem and the solution.

    •             Work together on the issue. Most parents don’t have all the answers! Work with your child. If you’re not making much progress, get others involved. School counselors and social workers often can provide helpful insights and solutions. Other parents may have suggestions. Ask for help. Keep asking until you get help that truly makes a difference.

    •             Act Now! Deal with tough issues as they arise, especially when they’re small. Don’t wait for the problem to get worse. Talk about tough topics right away so that your child knows that you care and that you don’t gloss over problems. Even though your relationship may get tense in the short term, that’s better than having problems grow too big to manage well.


  • Being Intelligent and Hardworking Isn’t Enough

    date posted:Sun 02 Sep 2018

    I’ve heard people say there are plenty of hardworking, intelligent people who still fail to achieve their dreams and because of this, their advice is to be realistic and have a plan B. To a certain extent, I agree. You should definitely have a plan B if that backup plan is also something you really want. However, if falling back on your plan B and achieving it will still leave you feeling empty, forget plan B. Are there really that many intelligent, hardworking people who fail? First of all, we have to define “intelligent”. Getting a 4.0 in school doesn’t necessarily mean you’re intelligent. Memorizing a bunch of facts and figures doesn’t necessarily mean you’re intelligent either and neither does knowing how to solve a Rubik’s cube (it’s really not that hard).


    Here’s my definition of intelligence when it comes to achieving goals:

    “The ability to quickly figure out what is needed to be successful, what works, what doesn’t work, and being able to efficiently apply and improve upon what works”.

    What’s Missing? 

    People who are ambitious and     work hard for years and still don’t reach their goals most likely did the wrong things or they did the right things but didn’t stick with it long enough. It could also be because they were missing some crucial pieces to the puzzle. You could have a great product but without a great marketing plan, not enough people are going to know your product even exists. Sometimes, it could just be that you don’t currently know the right people.

    You can be a hard, dedicated worker who happens to be working for the wrong company, a company with a culture that promotes people who are in the “in crowd” for example. If you’re trying to get fit, you may be focusing too much on the exercising aspect and not enough on the nutritious food aspect. It could also be that you’re doing all the right things in the right order, but you just hate what you’re doing and therefore, are likely to end up quitting way too soon.

    Achieving the Results You’re After

    So what can we do to increase our odds of succeeding in whatever it is we’re working on?

    Assuming you already know your outcome, the first step is to take action. Being way too concerned about whether you’re doing the right things or not in the beginning can pre-

    vent you from ever getting started. The important thing is to take that first step.

    From there, measure your results. As you take action, you’re going to get feedback. Compare your results to your ultimate outcome. Are you getting closer or further away? Once you start getting some results, good or bad, you will be in a better position to focus on what needs to be improved. You’ll also have a better sense of what sort of information to look for.

    It’s sort of like reading and studying a chapter before it’s discussed in class. Any questions you might have for the teacher will be a lot more focused and efficient compared to going to class and learning everything for the first time. You’ll simply have too many questions that could probably be answered had you taken action and looked into the material beforehand.

    What you’re really after in doing all of this measuring is the few crucial things that make the biggest difference.

    The Pareto Principle

    There’s a well-known concept called the Pareto Principle. In relation to the topic of this article, this principle basically states that of all of the things you can be doing that’s related to producing the outcome that you want, 20% of those things will produce 80% of the results. Another way of putting it is that you could be spending all of your time focusing on the 80% of tasks that only produce 20% of the desired results.

    Being intelligent when it comes to achieving goals, in my opinion, is being able to figure what that 20% is. Once you figure that out, the work and time that you put into your goals will be a lot more efficient.

    If other people have already achieved the results you want, then they likely focused their energy on the right things. Either find these people and ask them what these things are directly (email, networking, conventions, etc.) or read books that talk about what the right things are. For just about anything you want to achieve, someone wrote a book or an article about it somewhere that explains how to do it. Perhaps there are interviews where you can find out this information as well. You could also take the longer trial and error route and figure it out on your own.

    Final Thoughts

    As I said, there’s nothing wrong with having a plan B or C through Z for that matter but only have them if those backup plans are also something you truly want to achieve. My belief is, it’s all about what makes you happy. Some people pursue a dream, never reach it, but are still happy because they’re doing what they love on a daily basis. What’s the point of pursuing a goal that doesn’t somehow add to your enjoyment in life if you achieved it?

    I understand that in certain cases, things like luck, talent, or having the right parents are involved in the achievement of a goal but most of the people who fail to achieve their goals fail not because of the lack of these things but the lack of correct, consistent action and intense desire. If you’ve failed to achieve your goals, it’s most likely because you didn’t focus on the right things or because you gave up too soon.

    The “right things” can vary depending on the goal. In some cases, it could mean getting to know the right people while in other cases it could mean working for the right company or hiring the right people. Whatever those key things are, figure out what it is and apply them.

    Bear in mind that the “right things” today may be different than the “right things” 3 or 5 years from now especially in the world of business where things are constantly changing. This is why it’s a good idea to keep up to date with information regarding your industry.

    Success is mostly based on logic. If you do the right things (which can constantly change) for a long enough period of time, you are very likely to succeed.