Orchids The International School (OIS) follows the CBSE-based curriculum and has teaching methodology aided with Activities which help the child to acquire knowledge in an innovative way.
OIS Pune branch is located at Nigdi and children can come from Different localities around Nigdi such as Ravet, Nigdi-Pradhikaran, Akurdi, Dehuroad, Talegaon, Chinchwad, Dange Chowk, Wakad, Jagtap Dairy, Pimple Saudagar, Pimple Gurav, Kasarwadi, Bhosari, Hinjewadi, Spine Road, Chikhali, Sambhaji Nagar, Yamuna Nagar, Thergaon and so on.
For all our students, we provide excellent transport facilities within these areas.
Schools play a major role in everyone’s personality development. Among innumerable international schools in Pune, schools in Nigdi have a special place in educational portfolio. Orchids stands apart from others with its unbeaten records and success stories in the field.
We choose teachers who are exemplary in the teaching field with high qualification and fine expertise in their subjects. They are thereby able to carry out their responsibilities without a hitch and promote a good learning attitude among students. They show patience to go deep into the psychology of students and help them learn in their own way amidst rigid academic standards. The students are able to develop skills and attitudes which are inherent in them and come out at the top in areas which suit their caliber best.
Among schools in Nigdi, Orchids has carved its niche as the benchmark institution for teaching and learning process which has a sound technological base. All our classes are smart ones with computer set up and internet access. Our students learn through visuals and examples from best encyclopedias of the world and are able to upgrade their knowledge at their best every second. Thus, we provide education which suits any international student community and as such our accommodation of foreign students is a feasible one with much scope for global exposure.
Learning with good academic standards is one thing and infusing good ethical values into academic standards is yet another thing. We follow the latter system to ensure the creation of good citizens from our end. Our schools in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad have a reputation of inculcating activities which focus on the integrated personality development of our students. We make way for multiple activities which involve both physical and mental development of students and bring out their best talents into limelight.
Orchids has been a top ranking school among schools in Mumbai and Pune for the learning opportunities it offers through its flawless infrastructure.
Ishita Ghoshal is the Principal of the Nigdi Branch of Orchids International School and heads the Academic, Financial and Operational functions of the branch.
She has been working in the field of education for the last 14 years. She began her career as a hotelier with a five star chain but soon realized that her true calling lay with children and education.She has been a Vice Principal at Taurian World School, Ranchi (a CBSE and IB Residential School). She has been a Vice Principal at Kerala Public School, Jamshedpur (a ICSE School).She has been a Senior Secondary Teacher – Kerala Public School, Jamshedpur and Senior Secondary Teacher at Carmel Junior College, Jamshedpur. She has been a pre primary teacher with Sreenidhi International School, Hyderabad (an IB school).
She is a Certified ASL Trainer for CBSE and Trinity .She is a GESE Examiner in the India Panel of Trinity College ,London and regularly examines students appearing for GESE all over India.
She is an English Language Trainer and Motivational Resource for Oxford University Press and has conducted more than 100 teacher training sessions all over the country and has edited some key publications.
She has been a Certified Team Leader Assessor for Quality in Education, with Indian Merchant Chamber RBNQA and has several Educational Institutions Assessment Cycle to her credit .
She has been a Certified Examiner of English Language with ICSE Board for 5 years and was involved in Class 12’s board paper evaluation.
She has been a Certified Examiner of English Language with CBSE Board for 2 years and was involved in Class 12’s board paper evaluation.
She has been a Certified IELTS Trainer& Examiner from British Council, New Delhi and have conducted IELTS Examinations for the New Delhi centre of British Council.
With an MA in English, MED, Early Childhood Education Diploma, Diploma in Fine Arts and a Bachelors in Hindustani Classical Music her efforts are to bring in the best experience for her students and teachers.
Seema Sharma is the Vice Principal of the Nigdi Branch of Orchids International School and heads the Academic functions of the branch.
She has been working in the field of education for the last 16 years. She can easily be referred to as multi professional. She began her career as a registered Dietician (Indian Dietetic Association) with Apollo hospital, New Delhi. She had inclination towards education which motivated her to take career in education. She had international teaching experience in London (U.K.) teaching students of GCSE levels. She has been a Coordinator at Vidya Valley SchoolSchool, Pune (anICSE School). She had been an Assistant Director in Himalaya Public Senior Secondary School, New Delhi. She had been a PGT Science teacher in Rajindra Public Secondary School, New Delhi.She had been a Senior Secondary Science Teacher in Himalaya Public School, New Delhi.
She is appointed as an ISC Examiner since last 7 years and regularly examines students appearing for ISC Home Science Exams.
She is a motivational speaker and has been invited as guest of honor to various educational organizations like Indira National School and National Chemical Laboratories (Ventura Centre), Pune, Project SEARCH for TERI and YUVA meet at Delhi to share her success story and achievements.
She has secured certifications in “Teaching Knowledge Test” from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and “Spoken English” from British Council, New Delhi.
She is skilled in designing innovative hands-on activities and lessons to meet social and emotional needs of students.
She had been a Certified Examiner of Home Science and Biology with CBSE Board and was involved in Class 12 board paper evaluation.
She had been a Certified IELTS Trainer& Examiner for British Council and IDP, New Delhi.
She had been selected as the only teacher from India for Antarctic Expedition with Sir Robert Swan (The only person on earth who has walked both the poles; an environmentalist and an international motivational speaker) and represented India in 2013. Since 2013 she has been working on various national and international projects on Environment and Sustainability.
She won the National Award from AzimPremji (Wipro Chairman) for “Wipro Earthian”, a project on water and sustainability.
She has been honored this year in June 2016 as an Asian Ambassador and represented Asia at NASA, Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
With a M.Sc. in Food & Nutrition, MED, she strongly believes that we can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if we can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. Her efforts are always directed towards the purpose of education which is, “to replace an empty mind with an open one”