Parents Corner

Parent Ranting

Ranting means To speak or write in an angry or emotionally charged manner, rave.Yes, you read it right! It is not a typing error. Every parent rants. Rant means to speak or shout at length in an angry and impassioned way.

 
A father usually takes out his work related frustrations on the child or the mother who in turn does the same. The child being the youngest bears the brunt of it all. This in turn leads to his/her becoming a recluse. He/She closes his/her mind to the outside world, the very world that should be feeding on his/her dreams and ambitions, instead poisons him/her.

 

This in turn affects his/her performance academically or otherwise. He/She leans more and more towards electronic media, and becomes an introvert. Then we start ranting about him/her being an introvert. Go out and play we tell him/her when we ourselves are to blame for him/ her becoming an introvert!!!! When a family should be bonding and creating life’s best memories, those very years are all wasted.
 
This need not be the case.
 
What can we do to stop this nuisance?

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We need to realise. Realisation is always the beginning. We should realise that these children are like flowers. We can water them and nurture them instead of suffocating them. We need to be aware every moment that they are the reason our lives are like bright sunny days and not a dark overcast sky.

 

We need to nurture and guide them and transform these beautiful flowers into even better and rarer orchids.

 
Please stop ranting start parenting.
 
Mr.Sunil Khadawala.
 
Parent of Haely Khadawala (Grade IX) 

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Parenting – Is it still a Boon?

Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood.
 
Parenting is the ultimate long-term investment. Be prepared to put far more into it than you get out of it, at least for some time.

We live in a world where Parenting is no more a Boon to our kids. The generation and communication gap, also the thinking abilities of a child has changed. If a parent tries to protect their kids, they think it is not going to work as they have grown enough to tackle any situation. The thing they don’t understand is that we too weren’t born as parents, we were born as a child too and we lived our lives under the influence of our parents and we never regretted that.
 
So, what has changed? Who’s the culprit? What comes to my mind here is, is it our thoughts which we try to force on them to follow at times which is incorrect? I am not sure about it, but then I started thinking in their way and realized that I too wouldn’t like if someone was after me every second and for everything. Then I decided to take the other way out. I gave them space and freedom that they needed but with a few conditions to follow.
 

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The outcome was quite predictable, things started jumbling up, they were free to perform, but the performance wasn’t up to the mark. Then I realized absolute freedom is also not the solution. I thought of being a friend to them, but then who is going to play the part of the parent?

 
Oh! It is not easy to be a Parent!
 

Well, it takes great efforts to be a good parent. Some parents think giving their children everything they ask for will buy their Love and Respect for them. Some think that hard work and twenty four hour discipline will structure their kids to lead a successful life. My definition of a good parent is giving the child unconditional love, respect, understanding and laying down the law whenever necessary works. We need to be dedicated to them all the time. That’s how GOOD PARENTING would turn in beautiful colours of life.
 
Ms. Tasneem Mala.
 
Mother of Burhanuddin Mala
 
Grade : VII A

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Learn to Appreciate

Appreciation are few words of praise which can enhance anybody's confidence and lack of appreciation puts you down, low in confidence.
 
Everybody wants appreciation. Appreciation boosts us to achieve our goal. Learn to appreciate good in others you will definitely become good.

Once upon a time, there was a man who was very helpful, kind-hearted, and generous. He was a man who would help anyone without any motive. He would help anyone because he wanted to and he loved to. One day while walking on a dusty road, this man saw a purse, so he picked it up and noticed that the purse was empty. Suddenly a woman with a policeman showed up and got him arrested.
 
The woman kept asking him about the money he hid, but the man replied, ‘It was empty when I found it, Mam’. The woman yelled at him, “Please give it back. It’s for my son’s fees.” The man noticed that the woman was really sad, so he handed all his money. He could see that the woman was a single mother. The man said, “Take this; sorry for the inconvenience”. The woman left and the policeman held the man for further questioning.
 

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The woman was very happy but when she counted her money later, it was double and she was shocked. One day while the woman was going to the school to pay her son’s school fees, she noticed that the same skinny man was walking behind her. She thought that he may rob her, so she approached a policeman standing nearby. He was the same policeman, whom she took along to inquire about her purse. The woman told him about the man following her, but suddenly they saw that man collapsing. They ran towards him, and saw that he was that same man who they arrested a few days ago for stealing the purse.

 

He looked very weak. The policeman and the woman were confused. The policeman said to the woman, “He didn’t return your money but he gave you his own money that day. He wasn’t the thief but hearing about your son’s school fees, he felt sad and gave you his money.” Later, they helped man stand up, and the man told the woman, “Please go ahead and pay your son’s school fees. I saw you and followed you to be sure that no one steals your son’s school fees again. The woman was speechless.

 

Moral: Life gives you strange experiences. Sometimes it shocks you and sometimes it may surprise you. We end up making wrong judgments or mistakes in our anger, desperation and frustration. However when you get a second chance, correct you mistakes and return the favor. Be kind and generous. Learn to appreciate what you have been given.

  
Dr. Abbas Vakil
 
Parent of Mahdi Reza Vakil (Grade 9)

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Orchids the International School wins “Academic Excellence Award”

On 25 th Feb, 2017 Orchids the International School, BTM Branch has won an award as "Leading International School for Academic Excellence” at Asia Education Leadership Awards and Summit 2017 held at Crown Plaza Hotel, New Delhi.

Asia Education Leadership Awards is presented by APS media and research company. This is the 3rd Annual Asia Education and Leadership Award Competition in India. APS is a company who aim to empower start-ups, SMEs and professionals develop into brands. APS is celebrating a new era of Asia Education Leadership Awards for education center this year.

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On this award ceremony 1000+ schools participated and among them 40 schools got awards under various categories. From Bangalore 3 schools got awards and Orchids the International School is among one of them. In this award ceremony, chief guests were Shri. Jagdish D Tytler (founder of DPS, New Delhi and former Union minister) and Shri. Rajiv Mishra (Founder of Electronic Media Rating Council of India). The award was presented to Ms. Parvathy Seshadri, the principal of Orchids International School, BTM Branch. It was indeed a proud moment for Ms. Parvathy Seshadri, to have received the award on behalf of the entire team.

Orchids the International School is providing education with an international approach. They follow CBSE curriculum for pre-primary, primary and high school students. They are excelling in education sector by providing modern teaching techniques and other facilities like tab lab, robotics, aero modelling etc. to make students more dynamic in various sectors from foundation.

                 

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Orchids The International Schools Features among the best

Digital Learning is Asia's premier magazine for Information technology and communication.
Every year they publish rankings for top schools in various Indian cities. 
We are glad to announce that Hyderabad, Kurla and Jalahali branches of Orchids The international Schools have featured among the best in respective cities.

 
Orchids The International School Hyderabad:

 
A) Among top 15 schools in Hyderabad North

 

B) 3rd rank in Online presence

 

C) Top rank in Social Footprints

 

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Orchids The International School Kurla, Mumbai:

 

A) Among top 15 schools in East Mumbai

 

Orchids The International School Jalahalli, Bengaluru:

 

A) Among top 15 schools in Bengaluru North

 

B) 6th rank in Online presence

 

C) 2nd highest in Social Footprints

 

Our objective is to keep our standards highest and deliver best quality education at each of our campuses.

 

Orchids Hyderabad         Orchids Mumbai  Orchids Bengaluru

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Are you ready for lifelong learning

Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us, provide us with more and better opportunities and improve our quality of life.
  

There are two main reasons for learning throughout life: for personal development and for professional development.
  

  
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty anyone who keeps learning stays young”-HENRY FORD.
  
Kids, while you are at school and college, your main job is “learning” .Do You agree? But what happens after you graduate? You might feel that, that’s the time to go out into world and put your “learning” to use. That’s in a way right! But, don’t you think just one quarter of your life or less of “learning” is not enough for your whole life? If you agree with me, then you are ready for lifelong learning and reap its benefits.
  

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While you are at school, don’t just learn for the sake of exams. Your education doesn’t just stop with your math and science lessons. Ask your teachers about how those concepts are applied in real life. Ask questions about how the concepts evolved. Ask anything that comes to your mind. Learning happens when your inquisitive .whatever your age, keep asking questions and try to find answers. Now , we are blessed with internet. Take guidance from your parents and find your answers. Learning will automatically follow.

  

Lifelong learning helps in lifelong success. Let your mind stay young, be open to change and accept challenges. So how do you do lifelong learning? Here, are some ideas which can help:

  

– Keep exploring new areas of internet.

– Learn and develop a new skill like swimming, dancing and driving.

– Learn a new language.

– Do something which you are not comfortable doing.

– Find new friends-people who think differently from you.

– Try to teach others (Formal or Casual).

– Help others.
  

Last but not least: READ: Reading enhances learning. Once you grow up, remember to read, not just newspaper and magazines, but a variety of books and topics.This will keep the magic of lifelong learning alive.
  
Ramya Srinivasan,
(M/O.S.Dharini)
Grade VI

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Importance of Sports in School

The importance of sports and games in school encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. Increases in self-esteem and mental alertness make school sports and games necessary for every school age child.

 

Games and sports are an integral part of a student’s life. A student should study hard to be successful in competitive examinations. But, he should also play games and sports to enjoy the health and vigor of life.

We have all heard the old saying “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. The importance of play or sports for children has become even more relevant in our current times, and schools have a prominent part to “play” in it.

 

The extended school hours compared to a few decades ago, plus the lack of adequate sports facilities for most children near their homes, have put the onus on schools to take a lead in providing this essential component of growing up.

 

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The benefits of playing sports are multiple, and it leads to balanced mental and physical growth. It teaches the children life skills like teamwork, leadership, patience. It inculcates discipline and playing within the rules. Builds sportsmanship, which is to play within the spirits of the game and to deal with both winning and losing with grace. All of these experiences and habits are also useful in adult life.

 

Playing and excelling in sports also teaches kids the importance of hard work, perseverance, learning from failure, and importance of grasping opportunities.

 

Schools need to provide both a supervised and unsupervised sports environment. Supervised is a focused approach with coaches in different sports, which children can choose. But too much supervised sports can also be a detriment, because it may be like a chore and lead to pressure, especially for younger kids. Western world has made the sporting structure in schools quite rigid, which can have negative effects. Unsupervised sporting activities give children a choice of sports and let them loose on the fields, with just basic monitoring to ensure everyone is safe. Let them form their own teams, rules etc. Let it be fun and the creativity flow without adult intervention.

 

Sports also results in improvement in self-esteem for certain students who may not be good in academics and makes them believe in themselves, which may result in improved academic performance. It also serves as the best ice-breaker for newer students, and helps in faster assimilation.

 

Therefore considering all these merits, the schools should strive in providing proper facilities, dedicated instructors and time to help their students pursue sports.
 
-Samrat Sengupta
(Father of Anahita Sengupta 2nd Grade)

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Student Life is Golden Life

Student life is the happiest period in the life of a person. It is a life, free from all anxieties of the tough world. The mind of the student is full of noble ideas and his eyes are full of dreams.

 

Student life is the most crucial period in the life of a person. The most important things in students life are discipline and punctuality without discipline students are like a bird without wings. Punctuality is the exact time to again knowledge.

It is said that “student life is golden life,” because student life is the most important part of human life. It is the period of pure joy and happiness, because the mind of a student is free from cares and worries of a grown-up life.

 

In this period, the character of man is built. So, it is called the formative period of human life. Every student should try his best to make the best use of his student life.

 

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The primary duty of a student is to learn and to acquire knowledge. He must do all his work at the right moment and maintain punctuality and discipline. He must remember that if a student becomes successful in his student career and his character is built on a sound basic, he will be able to shine in any sphere of life and serve his society and countries.

 

A student should spend most of his time of this golden period in reading and learning. A good student never waste his time fixed for reading uselessly. But he must not be a book-worm being always engaged in his studies. He should also be careful about his health and spend some time daily in some sports and games. He should try to develop his body and mind at the same time.

 

A student should spend most of his time of this golden period in reading and learning. A good student never waste his time fixed for reading uselessly. But he must not be a book-worm being always engaged in his studies. He should also be careful about his health and spend some time daily in some sports and games. He should try to develop his body and mind at the same time.

 

As a student he must try to develop his intellect. He should also try to acquire some good qualities like obedience, dutifulness, respect on elders and love and sympathy for fellow man in the society. The duty of a student is to obey his parents and teachers and respect the elders of the society.

 

Students are the future hope of country. So every student should try to be the best citizen in all respects, so that he may serve his country as far as he can.

 

MORAL VALUES…

 

Moral Values are the worthy ideals or principles that one follows to distinguish the right from the wrong. These ideals or virtues are considered worthy in building up the character of an individual.

 

Moral Value refers to the good virtues such as honesty, integrity, truthfulness, compassion, helpfulness, love, respectfulness, hard-work, etc.

 

Students are the future of India. The future of our country depends upon the moral values imparted to them during their student life. Moral lessons should be properly implemented among students in school and colleges.

 

Children have an immense power of observation and their feelings are deep-rooted. They always observe their parents at home and their teachers in school.

 

The method of teaching moral values to students is universal. It is the most important duty of the teachers. If a child misbehaves or tells lies, people blame the parents and teachers.

 

Children resort to lie for their personal gains. They are really clever and try to get what they want by any means. They will steal and say that they have not. To teach them that stealing or telling lie is bad will be lost labor. It is an unrealistic approach.

 

Thus examples of honesty and truthfulness in school and colleges are more effective than precepts or moral preaching. Students are very sensitive. They fast copy their teachers. The teachers should always behave properly and set an example. The students look at them as their ideal.

 

Even some students of cultured and refined families lose moral values if the school environment is not proper.

 

If a child observes his teachers to be truthful and honest, he shall also imbibe some of their virtues. In schools the textbooks ought to be based on symbolic stories. Mere platform lecture by teachers on the values of truth and honesty would bear no fruit.

 

These days the government plans the texts of the children on these principles. In History, characters of great heroes, social reformers and prophets of truth are painted through colourful stories. These directly influence the personality of a child. They readily condemn the evil doers and the liars. They follow such allegories or parables as facts and believe them readily. Like a tender seedling that grows if it finds good soil, the minds of student get a solid base.

 

Teachers are the source of inspiration for students. The relationship between student and teacher is very strong . The moral education can be taught at educational institutions. Our curriculum may include the study of life biographies of great personalities who followed the right path in life.

 

The process of learning for a child is not magical. It is important that the student has sound base of strong moral values. It calls for much caution and observation from school and college authorities.

 

– Durgachalam
father of Pranav.D Studying in Grade 1 B

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My love for dogs

Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend.”

 

The technical term for those who love dogs is Cynophilist. And the love for a dog is called Canophilia.

 

 

When I think about dogs, the first thing that comes to my mind is their unconditional, selfless love for their owners all the time. But we humans, treat them as if we are very superior to them and we think we can treat them as we wish to. I feel bad whenever someone throws stones or hits street dogs, that too without any reason! Even they are creatures! No matter how badly we treat our pet, it still come near us wagging its tail, showing its selfless love towards us. Not only dogs but even other animals, cats, birds, deserve every bit of love and care. We all as humans, should take a step towards safety of street dogs and other animals. Spare a thought and be kind to animals.

 

SAANIA METHAN,
Class VIII,

My Favourite Book

Many books are to be read only once, some are to be read a number of times, while a few others are useful at all times.

 

A favorite friend is one in whose company we seek always to live. A favorite dish is one which we wish to taste again and again. Similarly a favorite book should be one which we should never tire of reading.

 

 

My Favourite Book is The Oath of the Vayuputras .The 3rd book of the Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi.

 

I like the book because of its narrative style and twisting stories that takes you through the geography and myth-history part of the ancient India. After reading this book I became a devotee , or I say, an ardent follower of Lord Shiva , the protagonist of the book . The book also has some mind – twisting Sanskrit verses that I couldn’t understand. The book begins in the following manner:-

 

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Lord Shiva trying to destroy the Evil of the time , the Somras , The elite age regenerating drink reaches his wife’s (who is Sati) sister Kali’s capital Panchavati gathering his forces to lead the battle against Meluha , the country which produces the Somras ( Sati’s sister is the queen of the Nagas , the deformed humans who are an example of Somras’s evilness ).

 

He makes many enemies and friends on the way . At the end finally with the help of his mentors , the Vayuputras and Vasudevs provide him with weapon of mass destruction , the Pashupatastra whose even a pint of gunpowder could destroy cities . Then he destroys Devagiri , the main producer of Somras . Then he and the followers go back to Mount Kailash of Tibet to lead peaceful lives . The book explains the formation of states in India . At the end it explains about Mahabharata.

 

-Abhik – VI A

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