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Middle School Math and Science Exhibition

  The Middle School Math and Science exhibition took place on March 7th, 2017, a presentation of the months spent working hard and tirelessly at carefully crafted projects. Students from Grades 6 to 8, chose a few subjects that they wanted to create a project for, and then applied their learning and came up with innovative ideas, based on topics they had covered this year, or a topic that intrigued them. The students were very enthusiastic and independent. The topics were selected based on what they learnt, says Jyothi Kesavath, Physics teacher.   Tables were set up, and the projects were put on display for students and faculty. The day was filled with curious questions and bright explanations. Advit Gupta, a student from Grade 8, said, My physics project was based on a phenomenon known as ‘Inertia’. I made a Gyroscope, which required a few attempts. I chose to do a science project because I think it has a lot of possibilities, and is fun to make and watch. I was happy when people showed up and saw my project. Faculty members who organized the projects and worked with students share their thoughts. I would have liked if the students got more work time at school, but with the short amount of time they had, they made great projects, said Rupa Debnath, a Chemistry teacher. Uma Devi, a Math faculty member said,I’m proud of what the children came up with. They made projects that connected to the real world. The preparation of the exhibition required planning and careful thought. It was a collaborative effort of all the teachers. We first decided the topics, aligned with the curriculum for each grade, then decided to use the Biology Lab for the display. The results were good, yet I think that if we had more time, the level of student participation and ideas would have been even better, said Sandhya Haridasan, Biology teacher. Students avidly shared their thoughts on their work, and how they came up with ideas and executed them. I chose science because to me, it’s the one with the most hands on activity. It’s the most interesting way to learn and I chose it to be able to understand and represent something in a fun way. Also, science has a lot of scope for exploration. I made a Bio Gas plant, and we first talked to our chemistry teacher who helped us a lot. We first researched and then created our model by first sketching it out. I think it turned out well! said Divya Vishwanath, from Grade 8. Arya Murthy, also a Grade 8 student, adds, When I heard about the math project, I remembered an interesting math concept I'd heard about some time ago called 'The Golden Ratio'. I decided that I wanted to do learn more about it and share my learning with others, so I teamed up with one of my friends, who was also interested, and we began to discuss. We decided that we should do a sort of TED talk along with a PPT.‬”‬‬ The exhibition was a chance to delve into different realms and ideas, and one that proved to be a good learning experience.

- Mitali Singh, 8IB

College and Career Guidance at Inventure Academy

  Our College and Career Guidance is driven by the mission to create mature, socially responsible and confident young adults who will make a difference as they step into the world ready to contribute to and meet the challenges of the 21 Century, underpinned with Inventure’s Core Values. We also offer students Naviance, an online career and college exploration tool, that maps top careers for students, college majors and colleges based on their interest and personality. At Inventure, career guidance support begins from Grade 8, when students are required to make board choices between ICSE and IGCSE. Thereafter, counselling is focused towards exploring career opportunities and higher education options. To facilitate this decision, workshops, orientation sessions, guest lectures and field trips are Internship organised for students and parents from time to time. With the increasing number of alumni being placed in top colleges globally, more and more universities have been visiting us to brief students about their programs. Students and parents continue to benefit greatly from these visits.

Be A Changemaker

  We are piloting the Inventure Changemaker Program to teach our high school students to be effective change agents in society. This program is run by a pioneering teaching-learning community of volunteers, including academic experts, parent-entrepreneurs & activists, Inventure management and faculty. Our team currently comprises 49 students from grades 9 to 12, faculty mentors Meenakshi Myer, Umadevi Maharajan, Preet B Aarons, Payal Sharma, Mary P, Shubhra Sinha, Jaya Mary John, Snehalatha Naidu, Rajita Menon, Vernon Noronha, Rekha Rao, and Lavanya Vimla. Our parent mentors include Meha Senthil, Latika Menon, Anu Parekh, Sumedha Godkhindi and Shiv Shankar. The program is run by Vihari Komaragiri, Mary Whabi and Nooraine Fazal. As part of the program, students from Grades 9 to 12 are working on hands-on projects to learn (i) how to be entrepreneurial, (ii) go after big meaningful goals, (iii) communicate and execute smartly as a team, to be part of the solution to social problems. We have also made concrete progress in applying some of the best principles of (social) entrepreneurship, borrowing key ideas and best practices from industry and academia and are now heading into the last stretch for this academic year of executing on experiments and pilots planned by the Inventure Changemakers. The projects we are working on this year: Chain Reaction: Can students who understand a topic teach other students who may not have understood and maybe reticent to ask an adult? Involve: Beyond the bubble of our privilege are children just like us. Can we form connections and do something for them concretely? Our Future Our Voice: We care about different things than the decision makers deciding about our future. How might we get our voice to them? Our Lakes Our Voice: This will be the city and the ecology that we will inherit. Lakes are a vital resource for our city. They are dying. Can we save one? Our Traffic Our Voice: Being hungry, sleepy, or wanting to go the bathroom while being on a one-hour school bus ride is not fun. Especially everyday!  

Nooraine Fazal Alumni Excellence Grant (Award of R...

  Sridhar Prabhu of the Class of 2016, now studying BA (Hons.) in Natural Sciences- Physics, at the University of Cambridge is the first recipient of the grant. Click here for more... Sridhar is keen to share his knowledge and acumen in Physics / Mathematics and began tutoring his juniors at school through our Changemaker project, Chain Reaction. He continues this mentorship even as he studies at Cambridge, using collaborative online platforms to interact with Inventure students and teachers. This grant has been established to recognise outstanding students at Inventure Academy who have achieved a consistent and exemplary academic record over several years in the school and demonstrate tremendous potential in their undergraduate studies. The award value of the grant is INR 4 lakhs per annum for each year of the undergraduate course. Sridhar is keen to share his knowledge and acumen in Physics / Mathematics and has been helping tutor his juniors at Inventure Academy. He will continue this mentorship even as he studies at Cambridge, using collaborative online platforms to interact with Inventure students and teachers. Komala and Ranganath Prabhu, parents of Sridhar Prabhu, said, We are grateful to the Management and teachers of Inventure Academy for providing a nurturing environment for our child. We feel that his planning, hard work and can do attitude were key factors behind his success.

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.

football

basketball

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.

event over

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

swimming

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 Tanya M Thatha Inventure Academy Inventure Academy
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

long jump

running

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.

high jump

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

cheering

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.

Inventure Academy Primary School – Celebrati...

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Most needed reforms in education: Nooraine Fazal ...

Recently, Inventure Academy's Managing Trustee & CEO, Nooraine Fazal took the stage in Chennai at The New Indian Express ThinkEdu Conclave 2015. This event brought together policy makers, educationists, historians and scholars to discuss the state of Indian education. Furthering the cause of education and making it affordable and accessible to all, is believed to be the most effective way to propel India forward on the path of development. The focus of the 2015 event was 'Building Skills for India's Future'. Nooraine joined an outstanding panel of speakers: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology Sachin Pilot, President, Rajasthan PCC Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Board of Manipal Global Chaired by Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, The New Indian Express, this panel presented their views on the topic: What are the most needed reforms in Indian education? Please find below the Youtube link for the ThinkEdu Conclave 2015 panel discussion on the most needed reforms in education. Nooraine’s presentation is at minute 35-50.   http://youtu.be/Oz3g767nh-c

Getting Ready for Makkala Habba!

  [gallery ids="4671,4672,4673,4674,4675,4676,4677,4678,4679,4680,4681,4682,4683,4684,4685,4686,4687,4688,4689,4690,4691,4692,4693,4694,4695,4696,4697,4698,4699,4700,4701"] The Inventure Academy Kindergarten children have been painting, drawing, cutting & gluing, singing & dancing & learning their lines...all in preparation for our Makkala Habba 2015....a time for celebration, awards, and Graduation! This year, the children have some wonderful surprises to present as they perform their version of Alice in INDIALAND.  Everyone at the Inventure Kindergarten is very excited and looking forward to hosting all our super parents this Saturday! See you all at the Habba!

Math Magic!

Nooraine Fazal, Math Magic at Inventure Academy What do you get when you put 18 Kannada speaking 5th graders from a government school in front of PCs with access to Khan Academy? Magic! These kids had been bussed in from their school in Ramagondanahalli and were seated in Inventure Academy’s Computer lab on a bright sunny morning. We had a bunch of dedicated volunteers, 11th grade students from Inventure Academy and staff ready to help them if they needed help. We had planned the experiment to last an hour. At the end of the hour, we asked each child, should we stop the session and each of them said – “Please, can we have 5 more minutes?” We told them there was a yummy snack waiting for them when the session ended and that didn’t budge them either. These are kids who don’t necessarily get any breakfast when they come in to school and yet they were all glued into learning Math and couldn’t have enough of it. Several wished they knew what was being said in an American accented English, wished they understood what ‘Acorns’ or a ‘Ladybug’ meant but that didn’t deter them from learning. They asked for help, they asked for online hints, they watched videos and they all loved the smiley faces on the screen when they figured out how to solve a problem! They learnt shapes, how to tell time, add and subtract and did lots of word problems in a language they barely followed. And they never gave up. Not one of them threw up their hands in despair, not one of them said I don’t want to continue. Even the children who were weak in math said they would like to do it again because they love math! This experimental pilot was conceived and led by Nooraine Fazal CEO, Inventure Academy, Mallika Sen, Principal,  Inventure Academy & Lavanya Vimla, Teacher & Community Service Lead at Inventure Academy and Sumedha Rao of Whitefield Rising to understand how much of a barrier language was in the learning of math through Khan Academy. Our experiment clearly shows that even  though language was a constraint for some, it did not stop the learning process. In our feedback, each and every one of these children said that they would like to continue this type of self-paced learning and had fun doing so. In order to give these children an opportunity to continue to learn using Khan Academy in their own schools, we need your help – we need techies who can work with us in providing:
  • Affordable Solar powered UPS systems for these schools to ensure that they have uninterrupted power supply and
  • Reliable, affordable Internet connectivity and PCs
  • Setting up networking, security and firewalls for these PCs
Do you want to be part of this Math Magic? Please email Viji Vennelakanti at viji.vennelakanti@gmail.com

TISB Invitational Tournament 2015- Final Day Resul...

[gallery ids="4509,4510,4511,4512,4513,4514,4515,4516,4517"] Boys Football- Inventure Academy WINNERS! Inventure Academy won against TISB by 2- 0. Goals scored by Soham V and Aryan K. Inventure won against NPS Indiranagar by 12- 0 goals. 3 Goals scored by Aryan K, 4 goals scored by Shaunak N, 2 goals scored by Soham V, and one goal each by Rohan M, Arnav R, Harsha K. Soham V named MOST VALUABLE PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT! Girls Football- Inventure Academy RUNNERS UP! In the final match, Inventure drew with TISB by 0- 0 goals and the match was decided by tie-breaker, TISB won the match by 3- 0 goals. Girls Basketball- Inventure Academy WINNERS! Inventure Academy won against TISB by 21-3 points. Inventure Academy won against NPS Rajajinagar by 15- 6 points. Advaita D named MOST VALUABLE PLAYER! Girls Tennis- Inventure Academy RUNNERS UP! Inventure Academy won two matches against NPS yesterday, advancing them to the Finals. Today Inventure Academy lost to TISB by 2- 0. Boys Table Tennis- Inventure Academy RUNNERS UP! Inventure Academy lost to Vidya Shilp by 2 - 0