My First Two Weeks’ Venture at Inventure Academy By Michelle Maria Augustine, Primary School Counselor.

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
― Meister Eckhart

It did feel magical indeed as I walked to the dining hall for breakfast on my very first day: 19th May 2014 at Inventure Academy. There, they were shining bright as , ‘diamonds’- Educators from all around – young, old, short and tall; yet they looked interwoven like fabric that made them a colorful, ‘silhouette’. Everybody knew each other, they hugged, they greeted, and they smiled through it all. And I knew instantly there was no better place to stand tall!! For, I had become part of the magic wall!!

I shook off the nervousness that beheld me and participated with the group. I had a fun time getting to know my colleagues. The orientation was very structured: There were days exclusively for us,” the new talents” I did feel important and welcomed and so did each new faculty. There were days to get acquainted with the team members, I was made feel very comfortable and we instantly made that, ‘connection’. I also learned that, No matter what happens and if we fall, we would stick together, through thick and thin and rise through it all. I was extremely delighted to be part of a well-knit team.

The Head of the Primary asked me to throw light on a few proposals for the school and the academic year that made me feel like a member of the team. Inventure holds great scope for anyone with ideas, thoughts and dreams and give you an opening to be the cream.

I was overjoyed to know that Inventure had great views about sports and emphasized the importance of participation and spread the everlasting joy of physical fitness. I could relate the school with my own life and the various events they have called, ‘beyond academics’.

The highlight of the orientation were two – The INME training and the Management meeting with us on several occasions. The INME training for the new faculty, primary department and the whole school provided a learning platform to vocalize ideas and experiences and the opportunity to bond with my colleagues. This was a personal ‘must and should.’ things I wished for and I was elated that did come true. INME training had a day for us to celebrate diversity that focused on the mantra ‘Recognizing that we are the same whilst accepting the differences’, this has been a personal propagation in my various work places in the past. I was jubilant that the school was diverse and focused on equality.

The CEO’s meeting with the new faculty of Inventure was enlightening. To know, the birth history of a school that was built with immense rigour was inspiring and the motto, ‘Carpe Diem’ makes life simple and worth living. Inventure Academy’s core purpose and values were brightening and it was interesting to know that the vision & mission were results from expeditions by strong academicians.

Today, on the 1st of June 2014, before Inventure Academy prepares to welcome students for an exciting academic year, I already feel more confident and passionate about my venture in Inventure and hope to have memories of many more such adventures.