TIMES NEWS NETWORK, December 05,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune: The British Council’s International School Award for the years 2017-2020 was conferred on the Trinity International School .

Trinity was among the 56 schools from the west zone given the award. Students from Standard I to IX took up the leadership challenge and presented projects with international dimensions. Through activities such as rainwater harvesting, English poems on war and universal sign languages, the students analysed global problems and found creative ways of addressing issues.

All students participated in multidisciplinary projects that involved sharing their findings with pupils of Tathva International School in Tokyo, Gems School in Abu Dhabi and Cotmanhay Junior School in England through Skype.

The managing director, Harshada Jadhav, and director principal Shakuntala Jaisinghani, along with school supervisor, were present at the award ceremony held at The Taj hotel in Mumbai.

Poonawalla Annexe at St Mary’s School inaugurated

The newly built Poonawalla Annexe at St Mary’s School was inaugurated by Cyrus Poonawalla, the chairman of the Poonawalla Group, and Natasha Poonawalla, the chairperson of the Villoo Poonawalla Foundation. The building was built in the memory of Late Villoo Cyrus Poonawalla.

An alumnus of St Mary’s School, Natasha inspired students to follow their passion and told them that only hard work would lead to achievements.

Cyrus acknowledged that the values he inculcated in school enabled him to spearhead the idea of producing vaccines. The guests were felicitated by principal Sujata Mallic Kumar.

APS, Dighi, students visit Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe

The students of Army Public School in Dighi recently attended a meet at Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe in Baner as a part of their library week celebration. They interacted with author Sujatha Padmanabhan, who presented a slide show on Ladakh and conducted a reading session of her book, Ghost of the Mountains.

During the meet, students discussed the flora and fauna in high altitude regions and their adaptation to the ecosystem. Padmanabhan sensitized students to the damages caused to the ecosystem by the use of plastic.

Dastur principal bags Indian Iconic Personality Award

The principal of Sardar Dastur Hormazdiar High School, Preeti Sahni, was recently awarded the ‘Indian Iconic Personality Award’ by Glorious Organization for Accelerated to Literacy, a non-profit, rural development organization. The award is given to for outstanding contribution in the sphere of national economics and social development.

Shakuntala Jaisinghni, director principal, receives the ISA award from Helen Silvester, director, west India, British Council