The Redbridge International Academy and Redbridge Juniors International Pre School Sports Day was celebrated with much excitement and enthusiasm on 3 rd Nov 2018. Mr. G. N. C. Reddy, Chairman of the GNR Group of Institutions was the Chief Guest. Colorful hot air balloons were released at the inauguration, and the children cheered on the unfurling of the school flag and sang the school song with gusto. There were 42 events in all, the sports meet commenced at 10:00 am and concluded at 2:00 pm. Students of all age groups, from all grades, participated right from primary to high school. The competition was intense; from the creative events for primary school including buzzing bees, hurdles, bouncing balls, hula hut, obstacle race to secondary school events such as the athletic races, relay’s, tug of war, march past, aerobics and karate display for secondary school. The winners were awarded medals, certificate of participation were given to all, and the championship trophies were given to outstanding performances. Overall, it was a fun filled, physically vibrant and colorful experience for students and parents. The event had a packed audience with parents cheering on the students.
One of the most enjoyable moments of Redbridge was celebrated on the 14 th of Nov 2018, Children’s Day! Children’s Day is always a big hit at Redbridge as the children get a number of free periods, and can wear any colorful clothing and enjoy a programme put up this time not by themselves but by their Teachers. They get to be a part of the audience, and enjoy the show! Our Teachers dressed up as students and put up a variety entertainment programme including songs, dance and mimicry to the delight and huge applause of the entire children community. A buffet lunch spread was provided to all the children and teachers by the School.
The highlight of the month of Nov was the 4 th annual edition of “Premazing”, the much celebrated inter pre-school competition organized and hosted by Redbridge on the 17 th of Nov 2019. A total of 560 pre-school students, from 14 schools participated in seven competitive events including Fancy Dress, Song, Dance, Recitation, Drawing/Painting, Drama and Games. The theme this year was “Super-heroes”; the kids put up a dazzling performance, with brilliant effort on all completive events. The programme commenced at 9:00 am and concluded at 3:00 pm. There was a festive environment in the School, with an excited group of bright eyed, cherubic tiny tots, smartly dressed coming into Redbridge. There were stalls selling ice-creams, a food truck, toy shop and a book vendor. It was a fantastic event where parents and teachers from different pre-schools also came in with their children to watch their children unlock their full potential in a creative manner. Prizes were distributed to the winners, each and every child got a certificate, a snack box, a small gift and the championship trophy awarded to the various winning schools.
The primary students celebrated fiberglass cooking or cooking without fire on 30 th Nov 2018. Our little master chef’s prepared delectable dishes in pairs and groups in the classroom itself using simple yet delicious ingredients which they carefully brought from home. Teachers introduced the students the basic essentials of cooking without fire, the basic tips on how to select and use ingredients using just fiberglass apparatus. The children enjoyed the learning process, gaining valuable insight on how to cut fruits, vegetables, use the mixer/grinders, display food on a plate, and label the dishes. The students then shared their cuisines with each other and enjoyed a sumptuous meal which they had whipped together happily.
Stupendous academic achievement was celebrated at Redbridge on 23rd Oct 2018 as five students of secondary school excelled in the prestigious ASSET Talent Search exam (ATS) conducted Nationwide. These students competed against 400,000 students, across 908 schools and 215 cities, and were placed in the top 10% of qualifying students. This placed the students amongst 90th percentile scores and they were categorized as academically advanced students by the ASSET organization, this provided them special benefits for further guidance and academic coaching by this organization.
The names of the students are:
• Balamurugan Senthilkumar (Grade V)
• Sriharita Rayabarapu (Grade VI)
• Abhishek Vittal (Grade VII)
• Shubham Choudhary (Grade VII)
• Aditya R (Grade VIII).
The school had a special seminar for parents on Good Parenting Skills and Child Safety on 13th Oct 2018 from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm after the Parent Teachers Meeting at School. Appx 60 parents attended the Seminar conducted by expert mentors Mr. Godfrey and Mr. Shawn from People Pro. The session highlighted the concept of relationship building between parents and students, and the acute need for parental involvement in moral development of children at an early age, as the fundamental basis on which academic learning should built on in schools. The strategies to ensure child safety on campus and off campus were also highlighted. This initiative was a part of the child safety week at school. All of the parents in attendance appreciated the advice and requested for more such interactive sessions for parents at School.
An informative session on women’s health and safety focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness was conducted by doctors from Ramakrishna Hospital as part of Redbridge's Safety Week programme for the Students and Staff on 12th Oct 2018. This initiative was a part of the child safety week at school. The session was well received with number of queries raised and clarified by the students and staff. The doctors provided excellent information pertaining to good health and strategies to prevent breast cancer.
As part of the child safety week, a seminar for was conducted for all the primary and secondary students in batches on 11th Oct 2018. All 300 students attended as did faculty members. The advice was provided by Mr. Girish an expert working with People Pro. Various aspects of protection of children from sexual offences were outlined, as well as legal clauses of the Central Government and BEO regulation for POCSO. Thorough orientation was provided to the students with case studies. The school has a committee instituted for grievances against children and employees to address all matters concerning POCSO to ensure child and employee safety on school campus.
Redbridge conducted the Ivy League Model United Nations (ILMUN), pre-conference seminar on 9th October 2018, for students of grades 7 to12. Brochures were distributed by staff representative associated with ILMUN and Dr. Moses. Every year over 500 high school students attend this prestigious seminar from schools across the country, which provides them exposure on UN functioning, global issues, international events and careers. This year faculty from the University of Pennsylvania, USA will be conducting the sessions during the conference in Bangalore from 22-15 Nov 2018. Students/parents can view and register for the main conference annually on www.ilmunc-india.com.
Redbridge International Academy celebrated the World Milk Day on 25th Sep 2018. A guest lecture was organized in the pre-primary to recognize the "Importance of Milk as a Global Food" and benefits of milk as well as milk products in health and nutrition. The pre-primary students enjoyed the celebrations and participated in craftwork and sketching diagrams showcasing the significance of milk in human nutrition.
The Redbridge International Academy organized a placement seminar with the prestigious Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland on 21st Sep 2018. Students from Grade 8 – 11 attended this seminar organized by the School to promote awareness of high quality international education overseas at the Trinity College after completion of high school. The country advisor for the institution made an excellent presentation which was well received by the students.
A mini-marathon was conducted at Redbridge International Academy on 16th September, 2018 early morning, in association with Coach Direct and Decathlon to celebrate the cause “Education is Freedom". Over 200 students, parents, teachers and academic leaders from all age groups, representing several schools in Bangalore, participated in the 3 km and 5 km run. It was a successful event to promote the cause.
Inter-disciplinary teaching and learning is being used as a strategy for innovative curriculum delivery by Faculty at the Redbridge International Academy. An interdisciplinary class integrating different subjects like English, Chemistry, Geography and Art was conducted to study a Volcano as a practical demonstration for Grade 9 students at the Pottery lab on 19th Sep 2018.
Grandparents Day was celebrated on 11th Sep 2018 at Redbridge with much enthusiasm by the Students, who put up plays/skits, mimicry and narrated appreciation for the grandparents. Several grandparents attended the function and were felicitated by the teachers and students.
Teachers Day was celebrated with much pomp and fanfare at School, all the teachers were felicitated and students put up songs, dance and a cultural programme to show their respect and appreciation towards their teachers. A special function and luncheon was organized at school.
The little ones of the Pre-primary Department put up a brilliant performance during the school assembly on 31st Aug 2018, on the theme “The Rainbow*. They first showcased the rainbow song, then put up a skit on the rainbow fish and finally narrated facts about the rainbow. The compering for the whole program was handled very professionally by the Preparatory children themselves. It was indeed a bright and colourful beginning to a cool and beautiful Friday morning and a veritable feast for all who had the privilege to witness it!
The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August each year. This day marks the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand Singh, a hockey player who won gold medals in the Olympics for India in the years1928, 1932 and 1936. Little children of Pre-primary enjoyed the day with hands on activities.
Grades 4, 5 & 6 went on their field trip to Guru Freddy Academy on 25th Aug 2018. They did trekking, rock climbing, an obstacle course that they enthusiastically participated and enjoyed as part of the outdoor adventure excursion. Students learned different skills and competences like risk taking, problem solving and decision making in an outdoor environment. It was a great day and a fantastic learning experience for the children and the accompanying staff in a fabulous scenic environment which was refreshing for all.
As part of the experiential learning programme, organic farming is being promoted at Redbridge International Academy. The primary as well as secondary school students plant and cultivate crops grown organically. Lettuce, tomatoes, radishes and fenugreek seeds were planted earlier, and a crop was harvested in Aug as part of the practical classes on 25 Aug 2018.
The 72nd Independence Day of India, was celebrated with flag hoisting and a variety entertainment programme on 15th Aug 2018. Children and faculty members came together to put up a dazzling variety of dances, songs. Patriotic speeches by the Head Business Development and Placements as well as the Head of Academics were well received as part of the special assembly. A special lunch was organized for the entire School in the cafeteria.
English as a Spoken Language (ESL) classes have commenced for the transport department on 30th July 2018 as part of the community service project undertaken by Redbridge International Academy. Bus drivers, bus parents and the support staff personnel are being taught ESL twice a week at School to help them improve their communication skills.
Children of Pre-Primary Department celebrated "World Nature Conservation Day" on 28th Jul 2018. They learnt the importance of conserving air, water, fuel, plant, electricity etc. Both indoor and outdoor activities were planned.
The children of grades 1, 2 and 3 went on a field trip to Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM) Bengaluru on 27th July 2018 to commemorate its inauguration. This is the first science museum in the southern region which was opened way back in 27-07-1965 at Bangalore. Since then this museum has been a hub of science activities in the city. The museum has large number of exhibits and has thousands of students visiting every single day.
Children of our Pre-primary Department had an "Exciting and Informative Field Trip" to Decathlon (Bannerghatta) on 18th July 2018. They enjoyed the indoor and outdoor sports and games planned by Decathlon staff.
The 2nd & 3rd Language French students and RBIA celebrated French National Day with a special assembly on 14th July 2018. Cultural diversity is celebrated at Redbridge with much enthusiasm and students are keen on learning new languages, customs, cultural festivities and love interacting with people from other parts of the world
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner propounds that every individual has different intelligences; visual, linguistics, logical, bodily-kinesthetic, naturalistic, musical, and so on and that each individual tends to learn according to their preferred learning style or interests.
Preparatory children studied class-work where they studied the concept of 'Left' and 'Right'. Children enjoyed the Palm Tracing Activity taught by their Teacher. Taught classwork is enabling them become smarter and intelligent children. The interaction between students and teachers is creative and appealing for creating responsible adults for a bright future on June 30th
Health Awareness Day was celebrated on campus; students and teachers attended a special yoga and zumba session on the football field. Snacks and stalls entertained all after the event on 30th June 2018. Few parents also enthusiastically participated in the health awareness day celebrations
The boarders enjoyed their outing to the Bannerghatta National Park on 28th Jul 2018. The visit was organized as a picnic for the residential students who were fascinated by the different animals and variety of birds and reptiles in the zoo. The students also learned about the concept of wildlife in a national park.
Children of the Pre-primary Department celebrated 'Eric Carle's Day' on 26th June 2018. They were told the Story of the 'Hungry Caterpillar' and encouraged to make it a habit to read books. A visit to the Library was organized and children had a fun time listening to stories and watching a movie
The 5th Prize Day & Investiture at Redbridge International Academy which was conducted on 23rd June 2018. Chief Guest was Dr. Rajendra Joshi, an academic leader. The Trustees, the Principal and Head Academics were present. Meritorious students in various disciplines were given prizes, the new student body was elected during the investiture.
The first assembly of the new academic year was conducted on 5th June 2018. Students and faculty were given a warm welcome during the orientation programme. Students said a prayer, sang a song and were introduced to their teachers thereafter, all of them were excited to start classes