The 10-day Summer Fiesta of SAI International School concluded on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The valedictory function was attended by parents and family members of the participants, who were delighted to see a glimpse of the enjoyable learning activities of the children through video as well as live presentations. The highly energetic students charmed the onlookers with music, dance, song, skit, yoga and many more. The event concluded with the distribution of certificates and a walk through the “Art and Craft’ display section. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Harish Sanduja, Principal said, “Seeing the enthusiasm and the wonderful performance of the kids, I am just wondering why we adults stopped learning such things”.
Summer Fiestas at SAI International School usher in a wave of freshness and a fun-filled learning environment amidst the scorching heat of summer. This year the campus reverberated with the joy and gaiety of the little children who displayed keen interest in acquiring new skills or honing an existing skill. Like every year, this year too the focus was on physical and creative activities, to build the talent and confidence of the children and make their vacations more meaningful. Himansu Swain, HOD Music said “Students had come with a mind set to acquire new skills and that is the reason they were able to learn so fast. Their enthusiasm is contagious and that spreads an energetic atmosphere all around.”
The 10-day Summer Fiesta was held from May 1 to 11, 2017 where around 100 enthusiastic students took part in a flurry of interesting activities held at SAI Angan. The senior group (Class IV to VIII) indulged in activities like Yoga, Swimming, Dance, Drama and learning the various nuance of movie making like script writing, editing etc and also learnt about panel discussion, through the in-house studio, SAI TV. Class IV student Yavana said, “there are many activities and I must say each one is amazing and interesting. Summer Camp should have been for more days”.
The junior group (KG-I to Class – III) also had fitness sessions like yoga and swimming as well as activities to experience various facets of artistic emotions through music and dance. They had story telling sessions to strengthen their creative skills, enable them to build ideas and boost their thinking capacity. The kids had a gala time experimenting with their culinary skills and taking joyful rides in the Toy Train. Dimple Narula, mother of Class IV student Vedika said, “I am very happy with this Summer Fiesta. My daughter is very excited and I feel she has developed a keenness to learn new things, which is a good sign.” Pinki Pradhan, mother of KG –II student Arya said, “We are very happy to see the developments in Arya, he has developed more confidence and yes he is very happy.”
Every year during the Summer Fiesta, the School tries to bring in a different constructive activity for the students. This year Sculpture and 3-D Painting were introduced to stimulate the critical thinking and synthesizing the artistic skills of children. Every activity was conducted under the guidance of expert trainers from the School. Vidhika from Class VI said “I love the art and craft section, especially the 3-D paintings and making sculpture. I love this summer camp as it gives us all the freedom to use our creativity and imagination”.
A team of students from SAI International School won the Best PSA (Public Service Ad) Award in the School section, at the 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, held at Hotel Tivoli Grand Resont, Delhi on Sunday, April 30, 2017. They were given the prestigious award for a short film called "LABELS" which gives out a strong social message on anti discrimination and voices against the societal taboos and stigmas that inflict pain and sufferings in individuals as well as society.
The film reflects the intensity of thought and exceptional creative abilities of the young students in script writing, editing and film making. The team comprising of Milan Machhar, Balaji Patra, Akankshya Acharya, Adyasha Patra, Shreyashree Nayak, Swapna Soren, Shaba Hussain, Shruti Jena and Yatan Bathwal received the award from eminent Film Producers Shri G.L Bharadwaj, Shri Ajay Shara and Shri Nikhil Chaudhury. The festival saw representations from renowned film makers from more than 90 different countries.
The holistic parenting approach of the school is aptly reflected in the diversifies awards the students are conferred with each year. Since 2013, the excellent handholding support and mentoring by experienced faculty had enabled the SAIoneers to win the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival Award every year under various categories. In 2013, the school received the award for "Sakhyam" (Best Film for the student's category) followed by "The Crib Bumper Project" (Best Documentary short film) and "A Silent Wish" in 2014 (Best script), "The Fairy Tate Wall" (Best Documentary and Best Music Composition) in 2015 and "Easac" (Best Documentary under Student's category) in 2016.
The Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festical established in the year 2011, is India's only independent film festival that aims to recognise the work of aspiring, young, independent and professional film makers. It is organised on April 30 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Dada Saheb Phalke, the father of India Cinema. The festival which is open to film makers of all age provides opportunity to the new age film makers to showcase their creativity and also to cultivate the future members of the entertainment industry.
Year on year students of SAI International School have shown excellent results in the various entrance examinations. This year Forty Four SAIoneers cleared the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2017, the result of which was declared on Thursday, April 27, 2017. All the forty four students qualified in the general category, the cut-off mark for which was 81. Out of them, eight students secured more than 200 marks, which is a laudable achievement for the School. These meritorious students are now eligible to appear the JEE Advanced Examination which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Chairman Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo congratulated the students and inspired them to put in their best effort for the upcoming JEE Advance. SAI International School constantly guides the students towards achieving their goal through proper nurturing of talent, by providing special mentorship to each student. Our students have been doing extremely well in the field of Engineering, joining Institutions of repute like IITs, NITs, NISER, SRM etc.
Forty Students of SAI International School along with Chairman Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo, Trustee Dr. Silpi Sahoo and teachers experienced one of the most cherished and memorable walk on Sunday, April 16, 2017, as they witnessed the grand architectural legacy and savored the rich heritage and culture of the Temple City of Bhubaneswar during the Sunday Ekamra Walks. They were accompanied by five foreign tourists and equal number of travelers from metro cities to explore the rich Kalingan architecture.
The troupe commenced their journey at 6.30am from Mukteswara temple and went on to visit ancient temples in the ‘Ekamra Kshetra’ ranging from 6th to 13th century, representing various phases in the development of the temple architecture of Odisha like Parasurameswara, Mohini, Sampurnajaleswara, Ananta Basudev, Kotitirtheswara, Chitrakarini, the twin temples of Suka-Sari or Saro Deula and Vaitaal. The delicately carved sand stone temples represent the Kalingan temple architecture and depicts the elegance, exquisiteness and rhythm of life.
They also strolled the Garden of Healing, Ekamravan, which has attracted archeologists and heritage experts for it’s unique collection of rarest of rare herbs and medicinal plants, visited the ancient lake Bindusagar, Ratha Danda and the Old Dharmasala, which has been housing devotees since centuries. The group ended their heritage walk after watching the mesmerizing Odissi dance recitals like ‘Shivastakam’ depicting the life of Lord Shiva, ‘Pallavi’ and ‘Dasa Avatara’, at the Art Vision Dance Academy, founded by the eminent dancer Padmashree Dr.Ileana Citaristi.
The students were thrilled witnessing the rich architecture of ancient time and getting to know some of the lesser known monuments of the city, the impact of Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism in the art and culture of the land, interesting facts about the various monuments as well as legends associated with ‘Ekamra Kshetra’. The Ekamra Walks was chosen to create awareness among the students about the heritage and especially on the ancient monuments of the city.
To commemorate the formation of Odisha as a separate province and to create awareness among the students on the painstaking effort of the legendary leaders to amalgamate the scattered Odia speaking tracts to create a new province basing on Odia language as well as to acquaint them on the age-old rich culture and tradition of the State, a function was organised at SAI International School on Thursday, March 30, 2017. It was graced by Noted writer and IPS Officer, Dr. Debasis Panigrahi, I.G. Of Police, Personnel Dept, Odisha and Dr. Tamasarani Dasmohapatra, Principal, Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar. Among other present were Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo, Chairman SAI International School, Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Trustee, Shri Harish Sanduja, Principal and others.
In her address, Dr. Dasmohapatra briefed the students on the various struggle movements that led to the creation of Odisha as a State and urged them to keep the language and culture of the State alive by developing a bonding with it. Dr. Panigrahi advised the students to understand and assimilate the glorious, diversified, rich and the vibrant age-old culture, literature and tradition of the State and take pride in being an Odia. He suggested them to take active role in translating the rich literature of the state and make it known world-wide.
The students of SAI International School showcased a wonderfully crafted programme. It commenced with an invocation to God, followed by a group song, a poem recitation, skit and a group dance, capturing the quintessential essence of the culture of the State.
Thirty eight teams from 14 different schools across the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar took part in ‘Quest’, an inter school quiz competition hosted at SAI International School on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Students from schools like BJEM, DAV, Sainik School, DM School, Mothers Public School, DPS Kalinga, Prabhujee English Medium Schoo Read More...