mukta khurana
“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows”. - Sydney J Harris

Dear Parents and Friends,

WELCOME to Indus International Junior School (IIJS)! This is the first of our monthly newsletters that will bring you updates about the school and events planned.

On June 12th, Indus International Junior School will open its doors to welcome children and their families to the start of a fun, engaging, and challenging new school year. We are all very excited and are looking forward to receiving our first batch of students. This is a very exciting time for us and I trust you and your children share the same feeling!

The safety modifications are almost complete in the beautiful building that is our new school in Gachibowli.The classrooms look very inviting, exciting and await only the arrival of our little ones, who will complete the picture! These child-friendly classrooms and common rooms are well-equipped with exciting resources for the children to engage with and enjoy.

TEACHERS

At IIJS, teachers strive to change the world through educating each child in our school to become a leader in their own lives, as well as in the community.

Our team of teachers includes: Ms. Renita Warrier, Ms. Deepa Bisht, Ms. Nupur Tiwari, Ms. Sudha Bonsor, Ms. Monica Paul, Ms. Rasvin Kaur, Ms. Disha Surana, Mr. K Diwakar, Mr. M Samuel, and Mr. Amir.

The staff has been undergoing intensive training since May 1st, 2014 on the IB curriculum and Early Childhood Development.

LEADERSHIP

We are committed to the premise that there is a leader in every child.

Leadership training must start as early as possible – consciously – by extending opportunities, providing examples, and through trust and sharing.

Teachers and parents are co-trainers and the most important ones as well, because we are influenced most by those who are closest to us: parents, teachers and local community leaders.

Our primary role as leaders is to help our children find their passion, and then help them live that passion.

Creativity and innovation begin with imagination, and the 21st century belongs to imagination. We all know that imagination is more important than knowledge – not because Einstein said that, but because science tells us so. Children have better imagination than adults and nurturing imagination is a leadership function.

Our teachers have also undergone training on how to implement the Leadership Curriculum. Our Leadership curriculum focuses on developing the body, mind and spirit of the child. The key objectives of our curriculum are Goal setting, Responsibility, Communication, Community Service and Reflection. This curriculum will be implemented from as early as two years of age.

Finding and igniting the child’s passion and imagination are leadership functions. Picasso once said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

EVENTS

CURRICULUM ROAD MAP DAY (CRMD) – JUNE 7th

On the 7th of June at 10 am, we will be having our Curriculum Road Map Day. This will be an ideal opportunity for the parents to interact with the teachers and share any concerns or clarify any doubts. You will also be given an insight into the academic expectations and targets your children will be working towards as well as the class routines.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - JUNE 12th (Thursday)

School will officially open for the children on Thursday, June 12th. The school timings are as follows:

Class Timings
Nursery 9:30am – 12:30pm
Reception 9:30am – 02:30pm
Prep 1 9:00am – 03:00pm
Prep 1 9:00am – 03:00pm

Given that the first week might be quite challenging for some of our children and parents, we will be offering a transition programme to enable a smooth transition into the school. The whole purpose behind this exercise is to ensure that your child has a smooth start at school and feels safe and secure in his new environment, and to prevent any feelings of anxiety from building up in any child.

An example of what to expect: Parents of the youngest children are welcome to stay at school with their child through the first few days to help children settle in.They could even leave before the end of the day’s session and gradually increase the time spent by the child in school and reduce the time spent by the parent in school.

Tips on dealing with the first day of school for first-timers

WHAT TO BRING TO SCHOOL?

Every child will need:

Nursery (ages 2-3) and Reception (ages 3-4) children will need:

FOOD

At IIJS, we provide only lunch. The lunch for children will be catered by Tabla, Banjara Hills. Their quality of food and hygiene is of a very superior quality and hygienically prepared. On the CRM day, you will be requested to inform us about your child’s food preference – either Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian. You also need to let the Grade teacher know if your child has any food allergies. In the event that you change your mind about the food preference, please bear in mind that you need to give us at least a month’s notice, as we would then need to inform our caterers.

JUNE’s ATTITUDE : Enthusiasm

Every month we will choose an attitude to focus on and practice as part of becoming young leaders. The attitude for the month of June is “Enthusiasm”. The teachers with the children will explore the benefits of choosing an attitude for each month and the significance behind them. We encourage you to use this vocabulary at home as well so that children can make a variety of connections and you will soon see the language of leadership becoming their own.

All of us at IIJS are eagerly looking forward to welcoming our young ones and establishing a strong and trusting partnership with the parents.

Please feel free to contact me with any queries or clarifications on the contact number below.




Warm Regards,

Mukta Khurana
Head of Centre

+91 81252 50111 | mukta.k@indusjuniorschool.com | www.indusjuniorschool.com