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  • Go Green Initiatives - The Manchesterian Way

    date posted:Sat 13 Apr 2019

    Much revered and, respected environmentalist Shri. Deepam Swaminathan had made his honourable presence at your school in an informative and interactive session with our young champions!! An elaborate interaction on the ill effects of pollution and how students could immensely contribute towards creating a much greener planet were deliberated upon during this special session!!

    Our young champs were supremely thrilled to become aware of the contributions that they could make in transforming this world into much better and greener place to live in.


  • TALENTS GALORE!!!

    date posted:Fri 22 Mar 2019

    "Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment."

    Our Young Champs undoubtedly possess an ocean of innate talents amongst them and our TALENT HUNT SHOW remained a perfect platform for them all to exhibit their much fancied and gifted diligence during this magnificent occurrence on 18th 19th and 21st of March 2019 at the indoor auditorium of this, school!!

    The fundamentals behind organizing these competitions remained the fact so as to spot them and nurture the inborn and intrinsic qualities of our hugely talented students and in the process, to make them shed their fear and reluctance in performing on the stage and amongst a huge audience!! Well, it goes without saying that such initiatives bring about a remarkable transition within our champs and will pave way for enhanced developments of their core personalities!!

    Students did strive to put up their best ever performances in a plethora of actions meant for the day!! Our dearest students were clad in fantabulous attire and beamed with limitless confidence and were roaring to go!!!

    The competition included the following categories:
    MIME, Standup comedy,Music out of waste,craft-works,Speech...

    The Judges were confronted with a rather difficult task at hand in judging the best actions on the floor, since every performance was unique and superlative in its feat!!! The event did go down the history of Manchester International School as a much cherished occurrence!!!


  • MIS - My Love!

    date posted:Wed 13 Mar 2019

    School is an amazing place to manifest and to analyze a child’s critical thinking. Manchester International School (MIS) strives to contribute immensely to the development of the young minds as they step into adulthood. MIS also strives to serve a number of purposes from building confidence to teaching children the importance of teamwork and working with others. Students spend most of the time at school so it’s vital to know the true feelings of a child for their school.

    Our grade 4 children had an opportunity to convey their love for MIS. Students grouped themselves and expressed their views and opinions as true manchesterians should. A picture speaks a thousand words, need we say more?!

    Author : Ms Saranya L, Grade 4 HRT


  • Every Science Begins as Philosophy and Ends as Art

    date posted:Wed 13 Mar 2019

    The Grade-2 students of Manchester International School (MIS) created a piece of art for “National Science Day” under the theme “Science for People, People for Science”. The National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28th of every year to mark the discovery of Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28th February 1928.

    The students of MIS integrated this event with their current transdisciplinary theme “How the World Works” in which they are inquiring about energy and forces. They drew the pictures of many inventions which clearly stated the importance of science for people. Throughout the activity the students were inquirers and thinkers. They were very curious and benefited a great deal from this activity.

     

    Authors: Ms Dhanya and Ms Sasi , Grade 2 HRTs


  • Professional Development for Educators at MIS

    date posted:Tue 12 Mar 2019

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) provides a range of professional development for schools, including face-to-face and online workshops, webinars, blended learning and e-learning resources. Our staff is regularly engaged in professional development activities. We constantly register our teachers to attend workshops and conferences. We also hire professionals and trained teachers whose expertise together with our commitment to collaboration and distributed leadership ensures that we continue to learn from one another and we remain updated with the latest trends in international education. In addition to staff sharing and teachers leading our own professional development, Manchester International School is committed to providing the very best educational consultants for our faculty. MIS teachers can expect to receive regular training throughout the year, provided either via in­-house workshops facilitated by visiting educational experts or by attending workshops and conferences at regional events.

    This year, 15 of our teachers attended the PD workshops in Stonehill International School and Neev Academy, Bangalore.  It was an opportunity for growth-minded education professionals to come together to explore, learn and share about topics of common interest and importance in the 21st century classroom.


  • WOW - Well Being Out of Waste - The Manchester Way!!

    date posted:Sat 23 Feb 2019

    Hearty congratulations to one and everyone on receiving recognition as one amongst the superlatives in voluntary contributions towards betterment of the living conditions for the generations to come!!

    Manchester International School takes humongous pride in proclaiming its everlasting endeavor towards being a champion of this noble cause!!!   

     Our young wonders at school and the elderly wonders at their homes have proved an enviable task of saving 38 trees on this planet from being chopped off for paper!!

    Yes, our young champions had collected a mammoth 1. 75 tonnes of waste paper towards the school’s initiative comprising of contributions towards the Waste Recycling Programme, in association with ITC.    

    Thoroughly Formidable Phenomenon!!!

    This will be a lifelong ongoing affair for us with ITC and their CSR segment!! Huge benefits for our students and a matter of pride for each one of us in endeavoring to heal the planet!!!

    ITC’s WOW initiative, aligned with the Government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, spreads awareness about waste segregation and management through innovative methods. Awareness and motivation among children, the future of India, is critical towards achieving and maintaining the society’s cleanliness goals. The larger objective is to create a cleaner and better environment, improve hygiene, and reduce usage of landfills.

    Waste segregation and management help in the retrieval and recycling of paper, which would have been sent to landfills and proportionately contributes in the reduction of global warming. It also creates direct and indirect employment opportunities.

     Waste Recycling program, ‘WOW – Well Being Out of Waste’, has been carried out extensively over the last decade across various parts of India with the objective of providing a practical and workable solution to this challenging task. It also promotes sustainable livelihoods for rag-pickers and waste-collectors.

    During the year, in addition to Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Telangana, and Chennai, the program was expanded to Hyderabad, Delhi, Tirupathi, and Muzaffarpur. The program covers over 64 lakh citizens, 25 lakh school children and 2000 corporates. The program creates sustainable livelihoods for 13,500 rag-pickers and waste collectors by propagating source segregation at each of the households and facilitating effective collection mechanisms in collaboration with municipal corporations. It has also created over 60 social entrepreneurs as part of the initiative.


  • Brainfeed School Excellence Awards 2018-19

    date posted:Sat 23 Feb 2019

    Manchester International School has been selected for the Brainfeed School Excellence Award 2018-19 as ONE OF THE BEST SCHOOLS OF INDIA under the categories: Best School in the State of Tamilnadu / Best School for imparting Sports Education / Best School for Academic Excellence / Best School for Co -Curricular Activities.

    This One-Of-A-Kind Award was presented to your school during the much awaited Brainfeed 6th National Conference, at Hyderabad on 31 January 2019. This conference had served as an exclusive platform to showcase best practices and solutions on Teaching, Learning and Leadership for the K-12 academicians.

    The best part of the conference unfolded as the prestigious BRAINFEED SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD CEREMONY, to celebrate the transforming schools of India. Amidst the eminence of innovative educational leaders and a galaxy of intellectuals, Brainfeed felicitated your school with the BRAINFEED SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD 2018-19. The Jury of Brainfeed School Excellence Award 2018-19 unanimously selected your school under the prescribed criteria for transforming education and young minds through a noteworthy spectrum of initiatives and efforts.


  • International Mother Language Day 2019

    date posted:Sat 23 Feb 2019

    UNESCO promotes mother tongue-based bilingual or multilingual approaches in education – an important factor for inclusion and quality in education. In reference to its motto, the organization declared 21st February as the International Mother Language Day.

    To celebrate International Mother Language Day 2019, Manchester International School invited the students:

    1. Pre-Kg to Grade 2 to illustrate their favourite word of their mother tongue and the word could be written behind the illustration.
    2. Grade 3 to 5 to find and illustrate their favourite proverb in their mother tongue on the following topics: peace, harmony, conflict resolution/competence to deal with conflict, mindfulness, resilience, and well-being. The children were instructed to include the native script, transliteration, and translation behind the illustration.

    Manchester International School children took to this celebration wholeheartedly and we had an array of colourful illustrations from our tiny tots in the PreKg through Grade 2 children. Cute little drawings of families, mothers, fathers, fruits, shapes, animals, flowers, and the like were the produce of the musings of these little ones.

    The children of grades 3 to 5 displayed their maturity through the illustrations of their favourite proverb on topics that describe the state of our world today. The children had an opportunity to reflect on the reality of the world we are living in and how we can make an impact through our contribution.

    Overall, through this celebration, the importance of our mother language and how we can integrate it in our learning system was highlighted practically to the children at Manchester International School.


  • Taking Action in Grade 3

    date posted:Sat 23 Feb 2019

    Manchester International School students take action in response to their inquiries or motivation to make a positive difference, bring about positive change or further learning.

    Grade 3 students are inquiring into ‘How the world works’ and is exploring the materials and how the properties change.  As an integral part of the learning process, action embarked at this point. They collected the broken crayons from different classes to make something productive.   

    They used the school chemistry lab to access the Bunsen burner, beakers , and some chocolate /cookie moulds to melt the crayons and upcycled them into beautiful animals and flowers. They have also decided to gift it to the little ones of our school.


  • Promising 21st Century India Preschool Awards 2018 - 2019

    date posted:Thu 14 Feb 2019

    M.Kids by Manchester International School, has been adjudged and awarded amongst India's top promising preschools, in the category READING CULTURE, by the EducationWorld - Promising Preschools of the Future Awards 2018-19, in an award extravaganza held at Shangri – La, Bangalore on 19 January 2018!!

    The EW Promising Preschools of the Future Awards 2018 have been instituted to felicitate emerging and low-profile preschools making extraordinary efforts to introduce innovative 21st-century practices in pre-primary education.

    A prominent jury of well-informed educationists and educators including Fatima Agarkar (co-founder of KA EduAssociates, Mumbai) , Swati Menon (The Educator Development Academy, Mumbai), Dr.K.R.Maalathi(Founder CEO of Auuro Educational Services Chennai) and Sumathi Ravichander (Education Consultant, Bangalore) assessed over 300 nominated preschools in 10 categories of 21st century education excellence, such as  Best early intervention preschool for special needs children, Innovative curriculum, Extraordinary leadership, Reading culture and so on.

    The school administration takes this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratefulness for your steadfast support towards progression of your school in many a innovative manner!!


  • Integrating Arts

    date posted:Mon 11 Feb 2019

  • Towards Greener Initiatives...

    date posted:Thu 07 Feb 2019

    The discovery of agriculture was the first step towards a civilized life – Arthur Keith

    An agricultural sector plays a strategic role in the process of economic development of a country. It makes the significant contribution to the economic property of a country. Many of us don’t realize that and are influenced by new technologies and gadgets. To bring in awareness about the importance of agriculture Dr. Illangovan Ramasamy (Senior professor, Agriculture University) who has a strong portfolio of success in orchestrating the whole process of agro production technology service to the manufactures, corporate groups or individual, farms and farmers was amongst us to cut the ribbon and inaugurate our new garden area. He spoke about agriculture in a simple manner that all are students were excited to listen to him. He also spoke about metabolic kitchen, grafting, dibbling and how to carefully plant the seed in the soil. He planted few saplings and sowed some seeds along with our students.


  • Top School of India Ranking Survey 2018, conducted by digitalLEARNING magazine

    date posted:Wed 06 Feb 2019

    Manchester International School has been ranked as one of the best school in the Top School of India Ranking Survey 2018, conducted by digitalLEARNING magazine in November 2018 Issue!! digital LEARNING magazine is felicitated your School for being ranked in the Top Schools of India at the 9th School Leadership Summit, held on February 1st, 2019 in Bengaluru.

    Over the years, digitalLEARNING, Asia and the Middle East’s premier monthly magazine on innovations on education, through the School Leadership Summits has congregated various education stakeholders to deliberate on finest practices and innovations empowered by technological interventions. The objective of these summits is also to facilitate the top schools of India on the basis of their exemplary work in the field of education.

    Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd. & digitalLEARNING Magazine which is Asia's & Middle East's premier magazine on innovation in education.

    Started in 1997, Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd is Asia & Middle East’s premier media & technology research organisation which promotes and highlights innovation and ICT for Governance, Education, Health, Urban Development and BFSI sector.

    The organisation publishes three premier monthly magazines - eGov, digitalLEARNING, eHEALTH, and a bi-monthly ‘The Banking & Finance Post’ magazine. Elets also runs smartcity.eletsonline.com, a dedicated knowledge portal on urban transformation.


  • Republic Day Celebrations at MIS

    date posted:Sat 02 Feb 2019

    26 January will always remain a special day, filled with celebrations galore for every Indian. On 26 January 1950, the Constitution of India came into force and our country, India became the Republic. We celebrate this day as a festival every year. This year it was celebrated with much pomp and glory at our school.

     All the students assembled on the school ground at 9:00 am. Our school celebrated India’s 70th Republic Day with huge splendor and solemnity. The students took immense pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity. 

    The Guest of Honour for the day was Dr. Lenin Babu V, MBBS., MS (Ortho)., FRCS(Edin), MCh (Ortho)(L.pool)., FRCS (Ortho)(Edin)., Paediatric Fellow (Sheffield)  Ortho Pedi surgeon, KMCH Coimbatore. Being a Life member of esteemed organisations like IOA, TNOA, POSI and IMA, he has presented many papers in national and international conferences throughout the world. His articles have been published in various journals and indexed in pub med.

    He has started the project called "From Wheels to Heels" where complex orthopedic problems and its management are shown in a simplified video format to the general public to allay their fears about surgery (www.leninortho.com). As a Rotarian, he is actively involved in various charity activities.

    The Chief Guest, members of the Management, Principals, Staff members and students were welcomed by our house captains. The Guest of Honour was requested to preside over the flag hoisting ceremony by our school band team. Our chief guest hoisted the National flag; the students saluted the National flag and pledged to uphold the honour and integrity of our country.

     The chief guest addressed the gathering. He emphasized the need for student participation in Games and sports. He also delivered a fine speech on inspiration and hard work through his real life experiences.

    The students brought the stage alive with their passion and love of the motherland through their speeches, songs and dance performances. The celebrations came to an end by singing the National anthem.

    The students dispersed after snacks with the image of the fluttering tricolor in their mind and heart. May we continue celebrating this day forever!  


  • Splendiferous Spelling Bee!!

    date posted:Wed 30 Jan 2019

    The young champs of Manchester International School came up trumps in the Mega Final of Win National Spell Bee 2017-18, held in the Hindustan College, Coimbatore on 30th December 2018.

    Over 400 students of 119 schools from 5 states participated in the Finals and the students from Manchester International School performed to their very best which resulted in winning many laurels for the school and made every Manchesterians much proud. Special mention is being made to ANDREA CELINE, who secured the 2nd Rank in Category 4. She gave her best shot among her counterparts and held high the winning trophy.

    The following students fall under the top 100 Ranks:
    1.  R.Enosh Joel of Category 1(Rank 6)
    2.  Anjali Damayanthi of Category 6 (Rank 10)
    3.  Mobasshara Uzma of Category 6 (Rank 13)
    4.  N. Noor Ul Jaasim of Category 5 (Rank 46)
    5.  S.P. Kanishaa of Category 1 (Rank 63)
    6.  Tejasmruthi of Category 3 (Rank 65)
    7.  Rida Fahd of Category 2 (Rank 70)

    The School administration would wish to congratulate the winners and wishes them with more accolades to follow!


  • Cultivating a Culture of Curiosity

    date posted:Sat 05 Jan 2019

    “The curious mind is constantly alert and exploring, seeking material for thought, as a vigorous and healthy body is on the qui vive for nutriment. Eagerness for experience, for new and varied contacts, is found where wonder is found. Such curiosity is the only sure guarantee of the acquisition of the primary facts upon which inference must base itself.” – John Dewey

    At Manchester International School, the theme that we have chosen for this term is “Unlocking Creativity”. IB PYP has “Inquiry-based learning and teaching” as its soul. Creativity is being one of the IB attitudes; we make genuine efforts to encourage inquiry and exploration to kindle their creativity.

    Grade-5’s journey of Creative writing:

    The teachers of MIS planned for a thought-provoking hook-up that make students use their critical thinking skills. Creative writing is one genre that allows students to think out-of-the-box. The teachers displayed the following items:

    1. Cracked egg shell with a miniature stone-man
    2. Spring Onion
    3. Differently shaped carrots
    4. Fish bowl beads
    5. Unicorn pen

    IB PYP learners use “8 Key concepts” as a vehicle for the inquiry to understand that everything has a form with features that can be recognized to observe, identify, describe and categorize. They reflected on the mystery elements and produced an essay using their creative writing skills. How we show up to do the work was recognized by the students. They finally reflected on manifestation of the values and the impact we hope to inspire in the world.


  • 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 (www.scoolstars.com), 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.

    Schools

    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.


  • SPORTS DAY EXTRAVAGANZA!! (Pre-KG to Grade 2)

    date posted:Sat 29 Dec 2018

    The 7th Annual Sports Day celebrations for Grades starting Pre-KG up till Grade 2 at the Manchester International School turned out to be no less than an epic event at the Sports Arena, inside the school premises.

    It remained an exquisitely eventful occurrence for our Young Manchesterians, to lay bare their innate talents in sports and games, on a momentous platform. Mr. Sujit Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore (Traffic) did grace the occasion as the Chief Guest of Honour during this enthralling 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 down the history of Manchester International School!!


  • 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 EducationToday.co!!

    EducationToday.co 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 Today.co 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.

    EducationToday.co 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!!