Founder’s Day Play at SelaQui International School: The Leading Boarding School

 No doubt Founder’s Day is one of the most important days in the history of a school and same goes with SelaQui International School (The Renowned Boarding School in India). It is traditionally a very important day in the school calendar and it offers an opportunity for students, school staffs and other stakeholders to meet and commemorate.

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 This is an opportunity where people get to know who the helping hands behind the school are and what vision they do have with the school. This is the time where all of the members come to know about those people who bequeathed resources to the development of the institute.

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 We started our journey a decade back with an aim to offer quality education and training to kids and students who is looking for quality education with cutting-edge technologies.

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 Founders’ Day is traditionally a very important day in the school calendar when members of the school community – students, governors, staff and friends – meet to commemorate those who founded the school and who have bequeathed resources to its development. SelaQui International School also celebrated its Founder Day event and it was a great experience where students played one of the most popular plays of Shakespeare the “Seven Ages of Man”.

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 SelaQui International School showcased an English Play the “Seven Ages of Man”. The Founder’s Play was an adaptation from Shakespeare’s drama, “As You like It”. Seven ages of man is a soliloquy by Othello within the drama. We at SelaQui International School had elaborated on this concept and expanded it through dialogues. Each stage of man was a scene in itself. The protagonist of the play Albert lived his seven ages of life, “from birth to dust” while trying to find a connect with the diverse audience. A special addition to the play was the live performance of the school choir through every stage.

 

Farewell Ceremony Celebration at SelaQui International School: The Renowned Boarding School

mysterious are the ways of god. Man’s creation on earth is all the more mysterious. The sheer reality of our life on earth is that one moment we laugh in joy and the next moment we burst in tears. Actually, our earthly life is just like a bubble. Many an event of joy and sorrow of our life lies stored up in the pages of our memory. But all of them are not equally important and worth memorizing to us. Most of them among them more than often peep through the window of our mind’s eye and give us either joy or sorrow.

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School Farewell was on the eighth of February 2014, our school witnessed its farewell party hosted by the students of Class Eleven and dedicated to the Class Twelve students of SelaQui international School.

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The day started with great excitement and merriment, as all the Class Twelve students dressed up to their glamorous best and arrived for the ribbon cutting ceremony: the boys looked dashing in their tuxedos and the girls, who never fail to put on a show, were draped in gorgeous saris bought for the occasion

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It is often said that the best period in the life of anyone is the time that one spends at school. This is, undoubtedly, golden era, which one recollects nostalgically for the rest of his stay in the world.

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The farewell had to take place in our school assembly area, decorated with strips of paper, balloons and fancy lights. The theme for the same was white & blue. The seats were arranged in a semi-circle. There were chairs for teachers and other inmates of the school.

Though there was an atmosphere of joy and excitement, yet it was tinged with an air of melancholy and sadness. All out-going students were in their best civil dress. This was the first time in the span of years that they were not wearing their school uniform. Though sad, but feeling great, they all occupied their seats and the function started.

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The hosts for the evening were Abhishek, Abhinav, Tejaswini, Rakshanda. There were dances, singing solo dance performances, conferring the titles on and all. Binyo, class XI, girl popularly called the ‘Indian Skylark’ because of her passion for singing sang ‘KABHI ALVIDA NA KEHNA’ & few more touching numbers. Some of them sang folk songs and danced a rig.

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It included mouth­watering, tasty dishes and drinks. After the party, programs of entertainment were put up for our amusement and recreation by the hosting party.

Along with these delicacies, coffee was also served. Some of the students had left the merry-making to collect autographs of their beloved teachers. The same was followed by dinner and DJ night.

It was then that the Eleventh and Twelfth Standards felt the real pain of separation and grief washing over them when they witnessed the presentation that connected them to the school memories.

They felt desperate to hold on to these last few precious moments of togetherness and tears rolled down their cheeks. The girls, with their mascara lined eyes filled with tears, forgot their worries about spoiling their outfits and clung on to each other to share their sorrow mixed with salty water. The boys tried to remain calm and composure but the atmosphere was one of mourning.

Finally, the Eleventh Standard had to at last let go of the seniors, the backbone of our school, after years of living together, eating together, laughing at silly pranks and crying over bitter fights. We had to take heart and wish them all the luck for their future endeavor. There ended a beautiful day marked with both happiness and sorrow and lots and lots of love.

 

 

 

Celebration of Investiture Ceremony at SelaQui International Schools: The Renowned Boarding School in India

Investiture ceremony is one of those events that hold an utmost importance for everyone associated with the school or institute. The ceremony is important as it offers an opportunity for various stakeholders to exercise their roles and responsibilities. Moving on the same line SelaQui International School, one of the renowned boarding schools in India celebrated its Investiture Ceremony on 5 th Feb’14 wherein a new set of appointees were appointed and designated with various positions to exercise their authority and responsibility for the ensuing year. The honors to the student appointees were given by Vice Chairman Sir (Gen.Basant), Headmaster Sir (Mr. Rohit Pathak).

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The Torch of ‘The School Captain’ was handed over by Abhay Pratap to Rijul Mittal;

The School Head Girl chosen: Lamer;

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 Agni House Captain: Lucas Rambai; Agni House Vice Captain: Rakshanda ;

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Akash House Captain: Shreyansh Pandey; Akash House Vice-Captain:Medum

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Jal House captain: Abhishek Pal, Jal house Vice Captain: Livingstone;

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 Prithvi House Captain: Shreyansh Sharma, Prithvi House Vice Captain:Zernia

 The Senior House Master, Mrs. Janice Furtado, introduced the senate. She advised the students to be the architects of the future and builders of a collective vision, thereby leaving behind a legacy for all to cherish.

Republic Day Celebration at SelaQui International School: The Renowned Boarding School…!

26th January 1950  is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. In this day India became a totally republican unit. The country finally realized the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and the numerous freedom fighters who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of their country. So, the 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and has been recognized and celebrated as the Republic Day of India, ever since.

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At SelaQui International School We celebrated the 63rd Republic Day with full enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. The Head Master started the ceremony with the hoisting of the National Flag  followed by the National Anthem. The students of classes IX, X contributed towards the celebration of the day by singing patriotic songs and by briefing us about the relevance and importance of this Day.

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Why Should Parents go For Boarding Schools than to Day School

Boarding schools are getting huge traction these days from parents, students and other stakeholders who are in the field of education and teaching. Viewing the fierce competition in the life it’s important for students and knowledge seekers to prepare a final plan for their career and that starts at the early age itself. And this is the stage where the need of an efficient and equipped boarding school comes-in. There are many other options available with the parents that they can avail however, boarding schools are something that is picking the attention of people and other stakeholders. With this article our main aim is to come-up with a comprehensive and detailed article that will shed some light on how boarding schools are important for parents and why should they go for it rather than day school.

They Learn How to Be Self-Dependent:  Becoming self-dependent is something that every parents look for after having attained a certain level of maturity by students and pupils. While in day school students invest most of their time in the comfort zone shielded by their parents and relatives staying in boarding school expose them in an environment where they are their own decision makers. Earlier it doesn’t sounds well for parents who love them from the core of their heart but at the same time they should realize that there is lot of challenges that these students and pupils need to face in their upcoming life. It is the boarding school that helps them get equipped with armor to face the battle of life.

Boarding Schools Deliver The Academic Promise – It’s no surprise that more than 60% of students enroll in boarding schools because of the promise of better education. More than 90% of boarding school students find their schools academically challenging, and the figures back it up: boarding school students spend more than twice as many hours (17 to 8) a week on homework than their peers in public schools.

 True & Proper Assessment of children: Mere imparting knowledge and training is not enough rather proper assessment of students and children equally holds importance and adequate attention has to be put-in. All boarding schools have an efficient and capable assessment team that assess students and act accordingly. Since they remain round the clock with students it becomes pretty simple for them to analyze and assess them in a holistic, comprehensive and accurate manner. In casual day school authorities spent merely 8 hours a day and they also don’t have the data about the actual behavior of the student which hamper their true assessment capability. Boarding schools also give teachers and authorities enough time and resource to concentrate on a particular child without distracting their attention and that too with accuracy.

 Equipping students to Lead: One of the most distinctive features of boarding school compared to regular school is its basic nature and functioning. While usual schools create an ecosystem that is governed by authorities and there is not much scope for students to play an important role, a boarding school offer an opportunity where they can lead and pull their shocks as an efficient manager. According to research from various sources more than 70% of students say that a boarding school offer a leadership opportunity for them and it builds confidence in them.

 Students are taught to Stay Ahead:

When talking about life after college boarding school graduates are more often professionally accomplished and philanthropically active adults. By mid-career, more boarding school graduates achieve top management positions than their peers. More impressively, 60% of alumni give to social service organizations, compared with a few of graduates of other schools.

 Natural and Social Bonding with Students:  Everybody acknowledges that boarding school environments sense of balance of greater mentor guidance and greater personal responsibility. The ecosystem of a boarding school also supplies graduates to university with an unequaled level of preparation. Eighty seven percent of graduates agree, while nearly 80% added that they were equally prepared for the non-academic aspects of college life, including increased independence, social life, and time management.

All we can say that if a parent is looking for holistic and comprehensive development of her children then boarding school in India is one of the options that they should go for as they can rest peacefully that their loved ones are in true hands.

The Benefits of Boarding Schools over Day Schools

The Benefits of Boarding Schools over Day Schools

Competition is at fierce and hence it is important for individual and people to start preparing for their goals as early as possible. The saying is applicable for every sphere of life irrespective of which field you are in and same is the case with education and career. It has become very important for people to formulate a comprehensive and broad strategy so that they stay ahead in the race. Keeping this in mind a few years back SelaQui International School was conceived and thought. With the passage of almost 10 years the school has emerged as one of the best boarding schools in India.

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There are many boarding schools in India that offer residential programs to students however SelaQui International School outperform all of them as it has adopted and formulated a course curriculum that is prepared by educational specialist and scientists. There are certain points that could be considered why this boarding school has emerged as one of most preferred destinations for parents and students. With this article our main aim is to highlight those facts that make boarding school a better choice than other contemporary programs:

Education with True Human Values: Education without human ethics is something that could be considered as one of the greatest curse as it may make human blind. At SelaQui International school our main aim is to impart quality education to students without distorting them from the path of humanity. At the end of the course we prepare human beings who are self-sufficient and sagacious. Not only are they equipped with the capacity of reasoning abut at the same time they could return the society in lieu of the resources that the society has given to them.

Teacher Guidance

Boarding schools have limited number of children in each class room as opposed to day schools. This enables teachers to be able to concentrate on each individual student and any student who is lagging behind can be given the appropriate guidance. Moreover, students can also interact with the teachers and approaching them is easy as they are available on campus throughout the day.

 

Discipline

The foremost function that is performed by a boarding school is providing discipline and a sense of punctuality. Generally, children who are naughty and disobedient are sent to boarding schools to change their attitude and instill a sense of discipline. Boarding schools function on strict timetables and children are required to be punctual for all classes including academic and extracurricular ones.

Sports and Extracurricular

 

Most boarding schools have excellent infrastructure for sports and all students are encouraged to take part in at least one outdoor sport. This serves to provide confidence among children and also to help them be physical fit. Students who take part in inter school tournaments can interact with students from other schools and this fosters a sense of friendship.

Apart from sports students are also required to take part in extracurricular activities that are designed to build team spirit and help in intellectual development. This is an important aspect of a boarding school and many day schools neglect this aspect of education.

 

Family Problems

 

Boarding schools are ideal for families that are separate or if parents are constantly traveling. Many parents today are continually on the move from one place to another and they have no time for their children. In such a scenario boarding schools are the best option for children.

 

Fewer Distractions

Boarding schools offer fewer distractions to the children as they are kept well away from the life of the urban areas. Boarding schools are generally situated outside the city or in a remote place and students do not have the opportunity to involve themselves in any harmful activities or habits. Due to fewer distractions children will be able to concentrate more on studies and other activities.

 

Summer Programs

Boarding schools offer summer programs for students and some of these are open to students from other schools as well. Students are allowed to interact with others. Summer programs include rigorous physical training programs and others such as fine arts and computer skills.

All we can say that if you are concerned about career of your child there could be nothing more worthy than Boarding School. This is something that every parent should consider off in case they want a true preparatory course for their children.

Last Date to Apply for JEE Main 2014 Extended Till January 6

The news could delight those students who were looking for an extension in the filling of application for IIT-JEE 2014 as the concerned regulatory authority CBSE has decided to extend the last date of online submission of JEE Main 2014 application form from December 26, 2013 to January 6, 2014. According to reports from various sources JEE Main 2014 has been scheduled to be conducted on April 6 in the offline mode and on April 9, 11, 12 and 19 in the online mode.

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 The extension of the deadline is a big relief for students who have not submitted their JEE Main 2014 application form yet. They now have about 10 more days in hand to apply for the exam.

 The same can be accessed at CBSE Official Site at http://goo.gl/F4ZAL2

About IIT-JEE: Admission criteria to Undergraduate #Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

The States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main) – 2014 application form online.

Celebration of School Fete at SelaQui International School

A school carnival or a fete as it was twenty years ago is quite different from what it is today. The present system of education has witnessed a gradual acceptance of co-curricular activities as a part of the main curriculum and therefore the expression ‘extra¬curricular’ activities is looked upon as a kind of blasphemy in the context of modern schools. If we look at the advertisements of most evolving international schools, the reference to ‘co-curricular activities’ (not ‘extra’) as a part of the learning experience is given supreme priority to attract customers, err… parents.

Our school being no exception to the same organized a school fete with the help of an active participation of teachers & students on the 19th Dec’13.So, the students set up colorful stalls with different kinds of games to attract the children and as they started arriving in groups led by school authorities, the joy and gratitude on the faces of these children started overpowering us emotionally. The joy on the face of a child as he was lifted by our teacher to shoot at the balloons was priceless.

The kids started having a ball at the various stalls, be it trying to light ten candles with the same matchstick or bowling all the stumps with one ball. They tremendously enjoyed the program  that the school music and drama teams put up to entertain them. The food stalls which catered to their needs added to the charm of the event.

A fete would be no occasion for fun with friends unless it has this sense of purpose in itself, love and joy for the neighbor who craves for the bliss that we take for granted!

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The Chairman, Vice Chairman, Headmaster along with the teachers and students proceeding towards the gate for the inauguration of the ‘School Fete’.

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The greatness of our Chairman Mr. Om Pathak can be witnessed here………………………….. He handed over the privilege of inaugurating the ‘FETE’ by honoring his own school child to do so.

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A lot many stalls were organized by the teachers’ one of such being the ‘Chinese stall’, the all-time favorite menu of children.

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The children all gathered here to try their hand on the art of striking at the target.

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The maximum strength of students being seen at their favorite eating spots: Chaat & Chinese Stall.

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OMG! This Mickey here is playing a foolery around, thinking of what to do next???????

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Look here is the complete gang of Mickey & his friends namely Chota Bheem & Santa.
The students of class XI all are feeling the privileged of having a click with these funny characters.
The fact stands that “Children are after all Children” and they find fun in all such things.

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One can see the voluntary contribution of teachers who prepared ‘Pav Bhaji’ for the students.

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This is the actual fun, students dancing around expressing their joy n happiness.

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One can see the smiles & the joy that our respective Heads of the Institution portray, highlighting the fact that Grown –ups love to mingle with the children & feel the pleasure of doing such things as children do.

Understanding Asian Graduate Student Fellowships Program in Singapore, 2014

The Asia Research Institute of NUS invites applications for Asian graduate student fellowships from citizens of Asian countries. The fellowship is offered to graduate students doing their Master’s or PhD degrees and enrolled for a full time advanced degree at a university in an Asian country. Duration of fellowship is for a period of six (6) weeks and covers pro-rated monthly allowance, reimbursement for cost of training employment pass and visa fees, airfare, access to library and computer resources on campus and 3 working days of leave. Application should be emailed by 15 November 2013.

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Study Subject (s): The fellowship is awarded in the humanities and social sciences on Southeast Asian topics at NUS in Singapore.
Course Level: This fellowship is available for pursuing graduate degree level at the Asia Research Institute of NUS in Singapore.
Scholarship Provider: The Asia Research Institute of NUS
Scholarship can be taken at: Singapore

Eligibility: –The Asia Research Institute of NUS invites applications from citizens of Asian countries enrolled for a full time advanced degree at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships.
-These fellowships are offered to current graduate students doing their Master’s or PhD degrees and working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics and will allow the recipients to be based at NUS.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Citizens of Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, North, Korea, South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen) are eligible for this graduate fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The aim of the fellowship is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Scholars will be expected to commence on 16 May 2014 and to make a presentation on their work at a “Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies” to be organized at the end of June 2014.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The duration of fellowship is for a period of six (6) weeks.

What does it cover? Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:
1) A pro-rated monthly allowance based on SGD1, 250
2) Reimbursement for cost of Training Employment Pass and Visa fees.
3) A one-time round trip travel subsidy by the most economical and direct route (via budget airline if available) on a reimbursement basis upon being accepted for the fellowship.
4) Access to library and computer resources on campus.
5) 3 working days of leave.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 15 November 2013.

A Beautiful Poem Written by Abhay Pratap Singh

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