TAISI Sports Meet 2017

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Inventure Academy hosted the IX TAISI (The Association of International Schools of India) Sports Meet 2017 which was held at our Bangalore campus from Feb 2 – Feb 5. The sporting extravaganza witnessed participation from 1200 students and their coaches from 31 schools across India. Student Athletes (girls and boys from grades 4 to 12) participated across a range of sports, which included Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volleyball.

March Past

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TAISI (The Association of International Schools of India) was founded in 2005 with the primary objective to create a platform on which the stakeholders of schools in the region can engage. TAISI SPORTS organised student sports meet every year hosted by different schools and this year we hosted the event.

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The meet kicked off on Feb 2nd with the Opening ceremony which included Lighting the Lamp, followed by the Flag Hoisting. The walk past by participating schools was a treat to watch. Ms Nooraine Fazal, CEO & Managing Trustee of Inventure Academy then declared the meet open after which there were some splendid dance performances by Inventurers. The sporting events of the day then started as per the schedule and went on till the 5th of Feb.

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Inventure Academy had every reason to cheer as apart from being the host, they also won the overall trophy at the end of the meet, by a comfortable margin. And with this came the fitting finale to an exciting and exhilarating tournament wherein skill, zest and play contributed to the feeling of true sportsmanship among all involved.

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Ms Nooraine Fazal, CEO & Managing Trustee, brought the event to a close on the 5th of Feb, with a heartfelt thank you to Team Inventure, student volunteers, faculty and staff who won over the hearts of all the guests with their generosity, and responsiveness. She also asked students & coaches to reflect on the Sportsmanship Oath they took at the start of the games, and their efforts and performance over the last four days. She stressed the importance of being gracious in victory and defeat and backing up the desire to win with goal setting, hard work, fair play, and respect.

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In her words, “In any event, there are some who win and some who don’t… Life is a marathon, not a short 100 metres sprint. Use competitions like this to figure out where you are, where you want to be and how to get there… work hard towards finding and achieving your life’s purpose, be it in the field of sports or otherwise.”

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Here are some of the meet highlights:

  • Inventure Academy emerged the Overall TAISI Champions by a comfortable margin ahead of The International School Bangalore (TISB), and Bangalore International School who finished in second and third place, respectively.
  • Bangalore schools took the top three positions, with last year’s winner MIT Vishwashanthi Gurukul, Pune finishing 4th.
  • Inventure Academy’s stellar performances ensured the hosts dominated across the various categories for both girls and boys on the Athletics field.
  • Badminton: MIT Vishwashanthi Gurukul walked away with the top honours with 2 gold medals across 5 categories.
  • Basketball: Oakridge International, Newton, Hyderabad and TISB shared honours with 2 gold medals each across 4 categories.
  • Football: Shriram School Aravalli won 2 gold medals, while Inventure, Bangalore International School, Mallya Aditi International School and The International School Bangalore ( TISB) won 1 gold medal each across 6 categories. Our girls’ teams made it to all the finals while our boys’ teams all made it to the semis.
  • Swimming: TISB won 13 gold medals while Inventure Academy walked away with 11 gold medals.
  • Table Tennis: Inventure Academy, Chirec International, Wisdom and MIT Vishwashanthi Gurukul won 1 gold medal each.
  • Tennis: Inventure Academy dominated the boy’s categories with 2 gold medals, while Chirec and Trivandrum International shared 1 gold medal each in the girls’ categories.
  • Volleyball: TISB won the boys Volleyball event.

Here is the final list of top scorer schools and list of individual champions for swimming and athletics

Points tally

School Points
Inventure Academy 332
The International School Bangalore (TISB) 240
Bangalore International School (BIS) 148
MIT Vishwashanthi Gurukul, Maharashtra (MIT) 131
Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Maharashtra 87

Individual Champions – Swimming

Category Name School
A – Boys Vrishabh Patil TISB
A – Girls Saloni Dalal Inventure Academy
B – Boys Parthav Shergil TISB
B – Girls Ananya Swamy TISB
C – Boys Yash Chauhan TISB
C – Girls Savan Bhaskar Vidyashilp
D – Boys M Yokesh Inventure Academy
D – Girls Ishvi Mathai Oakridge Einstein
E – Boys Sahil Dalal Inventure Academy
E – Girls Samara Varghese Inventure Academy

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Individual Champions – Athletics

Category Name School
A – Boys Udhbhav Gaurav Inventure Academy
A – Girls Anika Desai Inventure Academy
B – Boys Kaif Yenepoya The International School Bangalore
B – Girls Armani Vikram

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C – Boys Siddhanth MIT Vishwashanthi Gurukul Pune
C – Girls Simran The International School Bangalore
D – Boys Vedanth M MIT Vishwashanthi Gurukul Pune
D – Girls Rosanna BangaIore International School
E – Boys Arpeeth Geekay
E – Girls Samaara Varghese Inventure Academy

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The host school was also appreciated widely for their management of the event as well as for the excellent food & student support. Kishen Whabi, Head – Beyond Academics & Sports at Inventure Academy, provided some insights into what all went into the preparation for an event of this scale, explaining how much preparation and detailing was required to get ready for the event.

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An important initiative by the Inventure was the installation of a comprehensive Waste Management System for all food waste during the 4-day event. In addition, the emphasis was laid on the usage of only renewable materials during the entire event and keeping the usage of paper or plastic to a minimum.

Mr Derek from the TAISI team was happy to share that this was one of their biggest sports meet with 31 schools participating and appreciative of the efforts of the host school in taking care of the participating teams. He added that the students enjoyed themselves while making the most of this sporting extravaganza.

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Inventure Academy congratulated all the participants, winners, and members who wholeheartedly contributed to the success of this tournament. A special shout out to our Student Council, volunteers and our Support Staff for their unstinting efforts in making this meet a big success for us!

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List of Schools Participated for the event

Aga Khan Academy
APL Global School
Bangalore International School, Bangalore
Chirec International School, Hyderabad
Choithram School, Indore
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Mumbai
DY Patil International School, Bangalore
Harvest International School, Ludhiana
Hindustan International School, Chennai
Inventure Academy, Bangalore
Kids Central High, Chennai
Aga Khan Academy
APL Global School
Bangalore International School, Bangalore
Chirec International School, Hyderabad
Choithram School, Indore
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Mumbai
DY Patil International School, Bangalore
Harvest International School, Ludhiana
Hindustan International School, Chennai
Inventure Academy, Bangalore
Kids Central High, Chennai
Legacy School, Bangalore
Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore
Mar Athanius International School, Kerala
MIT Vishwashanthi Gurukul, Pune
Nahar International School
Neev Academy, Bangalore
Oakridge International School, Bangalore
Oakridge International School, Einstein, Hyderabad
Oakridge International School, Newton Campus, Hyderabad
Pathways School, Noida
Phoenix International Academy
Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Maharashtra
Shriram School Aravalli, Delhi
Sreenidhi International School, Hyderabad
The Geekay World School, Ranipet, Vellore
The International School Bangalore
Treamis World School
Trivandrum International School, Trivandrum
Vidyashilp Academy, Bangalore
Wisdom International School

team spirit

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Even when the event lasted for 4 days, the cheering and the zest showcased by students was never exhausting and we hope that the sportsman spirit reflected by the students will be carried for a lifetime like a true Inventurer.