2016 | 2017

childrensdaypic

November 14th was a day of celebration at The Asian School. Children’s Day is celebrated on this day to mark the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru or Chacha Nehru as he was more popularly called by children. Children’s Day is celebrated on Pandit Nehru’s birthday as a tribute to him to recognize the special fondness he had for children. As it should be, the day was a great one, full of excitement and joy for the students of The Asian School.

The Principal, Mrs. Molly Mammen addressed the audience and rejoiced with the children on their day. The ‘Little Chachas’ of The Asian School stole the show at the Chacha Nehru Parade where the children of LKG to grade III dressed as ‘Chacha Nehru’ competed with each other to win prizes.

Teachers entertained the students with songs and a special fashion show. It turned out to be the highlight of the programme. Grades III, V and VII students performed danced and a skit that was very much enjoyed by the audience.

The Talent Fest 3rd Prize Winners were awarded with medals and certificates. The winners of the Sastra Pratibha Competition were felicitated on stage. The children celebrating their birthday on the same day were called on stage and the school wished them all while singing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song.
The day ended on a happy note with children exchanging sweets and snacks and celebrating in the class.

Further details, if any may be collected from Mrs. Mini Roy Thomas, Events Coordinator, Mob No. 36436406

 

founder

The Asian School celebrated the first Founder’s Day on November 2nd, 2016, which marked the dedication, efforts and sacrifices of Founder Chairman Joseph Thomas that went into the raising of the school and commemorates a significant annual milestone to pause and reflect on the school’s activities, achievements, developments and innovations and above all helps to revisit the visions for the future. It was also most befitting that the school’s first Founder’s Day be held on the 70th milestone birthday of the Chairman.
Students organised a special program to honour and celebrate the Founder for providing them with an exemplary institution with a wonderful atmosphere to be educated in.

diwali

Students brought the spirit of Diwali with great vigour and enthusiasm to The Asian School campus. To bring out their artistic talent and creativity, there was a competition held in ‘Rangoli Making’. Rangoli is an art form from India in which patterns are created on the floor using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand etc. A total of 16 teams comprising of 5 students per team from grade X took part in the competition on the 20th of October. Four winning teams were selected with two teams sharing the second place. Parents too could enjoy the rangoli display on the very next day when they attended the Parent Teacher Meeting.

On Sunday, the 23rd of October, a school assembly was held based on the festival of lights, Diwali. A video was presented on the significance of Diwali which is celebrated in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years after Rama defeated the evil Ravana. To honor the return of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana from Lanka and to illuminate their path, villagers lit lamps or ‘diyas’ to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Students talked about the importance of celebrating the festival in a responsible and eco-friendly manner.

onam

The staff of The Asian School celebrated the harvest festival of Kerala, Onam, on Saturday, the 17th of September amidst much fanfare.

The celebration started with the setting up of the traditional flower decoration called ‘pookalam’ and the lighting of the lamp.

The main attraction of the event was the ‘Payasamela’, for which the teachers had prepared a wide and tempting array of the sweet dish ‘payasam’ using different and unique ingredients such as jackfruit, dates, carrots, pumpkin, oats, banana, pineapple, mango and apple among other traditional ones such as vermicelli, lentils, rice etc.

The staff sang traditional Onam songs, performed the ‘Thiruvathira’ dance and played customary Onam games which set an overall mood of festive fun and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

teachersday

The Asian School students paid tribute to their teachers on Teachers Day which was celebrated on 5thSeptember, commemorating the birth anniversary of a great scholar and former Indian President, Dr. S. Radhakrishna.

Students greeted their teachers with flowers, sweets and cards, as they entered the class in the morning.

Students Council organized a cultural program for teachers in the school auditorium. They extended a warm welcome to each teacher with flowers and presented bouquets to the Assitant Director Ms. Lovy Joseph and the Principal Mrs. Molly Mammen. Emerald house captain Esther Rao gave a welcome address and Alex Paul of IX E delivered the teachers day speech. They arranged a variety of games, music and dance programs which the teachers took part in with great enthusiasm and fun.

Mrs. Susan Joyce, co-ordinator of the Junior Section thanked all the students for making it a memorable day. Grade IX Prefect Vinay Varghese handled the programme with the support of the Events Co-ordinator, Mrs. Mini Roy.

For a change, this year, the students of grade X took the role of the teachers and handled the students of all classes from LKG through grade IX.

childrenfair

Fine Fair Group in association with Kair Fashion conducted Children’s Fair Program for The Asian School students on 9th June 2016.

The program included craft workshop for HKG, STD I & II students.

There was also a T-shirt Exchange Program for Std. III, IV, V students and Big Canvas Program for the Best Artist of STD V to X students. The theme of Big Canvas event was Bahrain’s 46 years of Independence.

Fine Fair Director Mr. Ismayel Rawther distributed cash vouchers and certificates to the winners of Big Canvas Program on 22nd June.

talentfest

A twelve day cultural extravaganza held annually, titled the ‘Talent Fest’, kicked off to a colorful note at The Asian School from the 19th to the 31st of May, 2016.  The festival serves as a platform for the youngsters to showcase their artistic abilities and talents. It helps in the honing of co-curricular skills among young students and infuses them with dynamism and self confidence. The fest also aims to provide the children with an opportunity to refresh their minds with an enjoyable break from the stress of academic life.

The campus came alive with joyous scenes as students from LKG to Grade 10 enthusiastically enrolled themselves in various events such as Elocution, Poem Recitation, Story Telling, Quiz, Fancy Dress, Spell Bee, Singing (Solo), Drawing, Pencil Sketching, Creative Writing, Mime, Group Singing, Group Dance, One Act Play etc. The students competed joyfully and their active participation ensured that the event was a huge success.

artoflearning

The Asian School held an exhibition on the 6th of May, 2016, organized at the school’s Dr. Abdul Kalam Memorial Auditorium. The exhibition was inaugurated by Ms. Prabha Singh, CEO, State Bank of India, Kingdom of Bahrain. The students of the entire school, ranging from Lower Kindergarten to Grade 10 put up an array of exhibits which catered to the theme, ‘The Art of Learning’. The concept of ‘Learning by Doing’ was emphasized upon, inspired by the quote by Confucius, 

                                                             “I hear and I forget.

                                                              I see and I remember.

                                                              I do and I understand.”

 There were exhibits pertinent to all subjects which are part of the school curriculum, including sports and languages. There were different working models, innovative projects which showcased the different ways to re-use and recycle waste products, architectural projects, art and craft work, fruit carvings, animal farm and means of transport models, to name a few. Students also entertained the visitors with various cultural events such as the school orchestra which played a variety of English, French, Hindi and Malayalam songs, a shadow play, a skit on the French Revolution, a mime on waste management and a documentary on the life history of R.K. Narayanan. 

 The parents enjoyed the efforts of the students immensely and congratulated them on their team work and the brilliant success of the event.

investiture

The Asian School held the Investiture Ceremony of the new School Council for the year 2016-17 on the 24th of April, 2016. The school council members had been selected with great deliberation. Each house was appointed three teachers to counsel and motivate the students. It was announced that this year, two School Prefects from each grade would be instituted to assist the School Council. The Prefects received their badges from the Vice Principals Mrs. Elizabeth Sadan and Mr. Antony Xavier. The House Captains and Vice-Captains received their badges from the Principal Ms. Molly Treasa Mammen.

The Sports Captain and Vice-Captain received theirs from the Assistant Director Ms. Lovy Joseph. Finally the Head Boy and Head Girl received their badges from the Director Mrs. Elizabeth Joseph after which The Chairman Mr. Joseph Thomas passed the baton of responsibility to the new Head Boy and Head Girl, wishing them and their team success in the new academic year. The Head Boy and Head Girl, along with the Captains of each house and the Sports Captain lit a lamp to signify their roles as illuminating leaders of the student community. They were sworn in with solemnity and decorum, each of them taking an oath to uphold the principles of the school and to be a help and asset to the school. The school band accorded the ceremonial Guard-of-Honour. On behalf of the previous Council, Adithya Verma expressed gratitude for the support given to him and the team in the past year.

The Head Girl and the Head Boy also addressed the school. The Principal Ms. Molly Mammen thanked the previous School Council for their contribution and congratulated the new School Council and advised them to always be aware of their duties and responsibilities towards their alma mater. The ceremony ended with the singing of the national anthems of both Bahrain and India.

ambedkar

Under the direction of the Embassy of India, the celebration of Ambedkar Jayanti, the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution, was organised at The Asian School at 9 a.m. on April 14, 2016. The participating schools were:

  1. Ibn Al Haytham Islamic School
  2. The Asian School
  3. New Millenium School
  4. The Indian School
  5. New Indian School
  6. Al Noor International School
  7. Bahrain Indian School

 
The Ambassador of India, His Excellency Alok Kumar Sinha, officiated as Chief Guest. Present at the event were also First Secretary Mr. Ram Singh, Second Secretary Mr. Anand Prakash, Chairman of ICRF Mr. Bhagwan Asarpota, Chairman of The Asian School Mr. Joseph Thomas, Principals of the various schools and other eminent dignitaries. 

A variety of programs were conducted with contribution from each of the above mentioned schools.

healthweek

In connection with World Health Day, Health Week was observed at The Asian School from April 7th, 2016 to April 16th, 2016 to create better awareness in students and to help them to renew the resolve to maintain good health.  

Different topics like Personal and Community Hygiene, Importance of Good Eating Habits, Adequate Sleep, Benefits of Exercise and Changing Lifestyles for Better Health were discussed during an awareness programme which lasted a little over a week. Tips on maintaining better health were given daily. During the school assembly, a skit was presented on the thought ‘Health is Wealth’ by grade X students which conveyed the relevance and importance of the above topics. 

Health Week concluded with two ‘Laughter Yoga’ sessions themed ‘Live Life Laughingly’, separately for teachers and students of grades IX and X on Saturday, the 16th of April. The event was conducted by Mr. K.M. Thomas, Founder President of The Laughing Toastmasters, Kingdom of Bahrain and was a great success.   

youth

The Asian School organized a Youth Leadership Training Programme for grades VII & VIII students to develop efficient communication and leadership skills in them. The three months training programme was organized by the Angels Toastmasters Club and Adhari Toastmasters Club and conducted by

Chief Coordinator

Rosaline Roy Charlie, DTM and 

Coordinators

Gowri Muthukumaran, ACB 

Mohammed Saleem, DTM

 The programme culminated with the Grand Finale which was held on the 31st of March at the Dr. Abdul Kalam Memorial Auditorium of The Asian School in Tubli. The participants showcased their talents through Speeches, Evaluation, Table Topics and Debate. As a token of appreciation and motivation, awards were distributed along with the Certificates of Completion to the participants. The Best Speaker, Best Evaluator, Best Table Topic Master and Best Debaters were given awards.

 Present at the event were Mr. M. C. Sebastian, Former Chairman CBSE Affiliated Schools in the Gulf and Master Trainer, Principal of The Asian School Ms. Molly Mammen, Assistant Director Ms. Lovy Joseph, Events Coordinator Ms. Mini Roy and DTM Program Quality Director Mr. Ali Shahbhaz.

 

worshop

The Asian School conducted a four day workshop for teachers based on the theme, ‘Together towards Transcendence’ by Master Trainer M.C. Sebastian from 28th to 31st March, 2016.

Mr. Sebastian has over 43 years of experience as an educator, in various capacities. He is the Former Chairman of the Council of CBSE Affiliated Schools in the Gulf, Director of the Peeves Group of Schools, Member of the International Confederation of Principals. He has also served as Principal and Academic Director of Al Yasmin International School, Riyadh and International Indian School, Dammam. Mr. Sebastian was also in the first batch of directly recruited principals of Navodaya Vidyalaya – a dream educational project of the Late Prime Minister of India, Rajeev Gandhi, to establish pace-setting schools in every district of India.

He addressed various important topics of interest over the first three days of the workshop such as Child Centered Education, Multiple Intelligence Theory, Importance of Re-engineering Teaching Methods, Importance of Updating Ourselves and Seven Habits of Effective Teaching among others. On the final day of the workshop a session was conducted for English language teachers including those of the other CBSE affiliated schools on the island on the topic, ‘New Trends in Language Teaching’ and the session concluded with a sumptuous lunch for all staff members and visiting faculty.

The teachers were very appreciative of the informative and motivating sessions and feel recharged and are revved up with new vigour, ready to take on the next academic year 2016-17 with enthusiasm. 

International Yoga Day 2017

The 3rd International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June, 2017 at The Asian School to highlight the importance and benefits of practicing yoga.

In keeping with the theme, the thought for the day was, ‘If you don’t bend, you will surely break.’

A skit based on a real life incident was presented depicting that the practice of yoga is so powerful that even a physically challenged person can overcome his disabilities through regular yoga. The significance of yoga was further elaborated on by talks from students on topics like ‘Positive Effects of Yoga on a Student’s Life’ which delved on the benefits of yoga for good mental and physical health of students.

Two very informative and enjoyable videos were shown which explained the concept of yoga and its types in a simple and entertaining manner for students. The class teacher of Grade IX F Ms. Sai Sumana gave a short talk on the same topic.

The students of Grade IX F conducted a yoga class for the assembly by performing different asanas/postures while explaining its specific benefits.

 

Talent Fest 2017

The Asian School conducts it’s Talent Fest annually, with the idea of providing a platform for students to showcase their abilities in various events. The fest, in which participation is compulsory, also enables teachers to extract latent talent from more reticent children.

This year, The Asian School conducted the Talent Fest from the 18th to the 30th of May, 2017. Students from LKG to Grade 10 competed with their peers in 23 different categories, both as individuals and groups. There were competitions such as Elocution, Poem Recitation, Story Telling, Quiz, Fancy Dress, Spell Bee, Singing (Solo), Drawing, Pencil Sketching, Creative Writing, Mime, Group Singing, Group Dance, One Act Play etc.

The participants, from tiny tots to the senior most students, displayed great ability and enthusiasm. The healthy competitive spirit among students was both remarkable and commendable and led to the event being a huge success.

 

Labour Day 2017-18

On the occasion of Labour Day on May 1st, 2017, a special assembly was held on 30th April, 2017 at The Asian School by Grade 10 E students. A prayer marked the beginning of the program followed by a speech based on the saying, “The dignity of labour depends not upon what you do, but how you do it.”

The students went on to perform a skit along the same theme and a song was also sung. They dressed up in attires depicting various professions and showcased their skills by dancing magnificently to rhythmic tunes. By this, they expressed their love, respect and gratitude to all who toil laboriously for a better tomorrow.

Grade 10 E Class Teacher Mrs Gracykutty Thomas as well as the Principal Ms. Molly Mammen expressed gratitude to all workers, while acknowledging their contribution to the smooth functioning of the school as well as society. They also motivated students to respect all people irrespective of their caste, creed, age or wage.

The assembly concluded with the national anthems of the Kingdom of Bahrain and India.

 

Investiture Ceremony 2017-18

The Asian School held the Investiture Ceremony of the new Student Council for the year 2017-18 on the 23rd of April, 2017.

The Prefects received their badges from the Assistant Director Ms. Lovy Joseph and the Vice Principal Ms. Elizabeth Sadan. The four House Captains and Vice-Captains received their badges from the Director Ms. Elizabeth Joseph and the Principal Ms. Molly Treasa Mammen. The Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports Captain as well as the Sports Vice-Captain received their badges from the Founder Chairman Mr. Joseph Thomas who also passed the baton of responsibility to the new Head Boy Eben Peter Binu and Head Girl Ananya Suku Mathews. House teachers-in-charge took their position along with the respective House Captains and Vice Captains.

Thereafter, the Head Boy and Head Girl, along with the Captains of each house and the Sports Captain lit a lamp to signify their roles as illuminating leaders of The Asian School student community. They were sworn in with solemnity and decorum, each of them taking an oath to uphold the principles of the school and to be a help and asset to the school. The school band accorded the ceremonial Guard-of-Honour. On behalf of the previous Council, Esther Rao expressed gratitude for the support given to her and the team in the past year. The Head Girl and the Head Boy also addressed the school and vowed to contribute to the well being of the student community and perform to the best of their ability at the tasks entrusted to them. The Principal Ms. Molly Mammen thanked the previous Student Council for their contribution in the previous year. She congratulated the new Student Council and advised them to always be aware of their duties and responsibilities towards their alma mater. The ceremony ended with the singing of the national anthems of both the Kingdom of Bahrain and India.

 

gradexfarewellpic

As the curtain fell on the academic year 2016-17, Grade 9 hosted the customary farewell party for the outgoing Grade 10 students on 23rd January, 2017. The function was held in great pomp and style at the school’s Dr. Abdul Kalam Memorial Auditorium with a variety of programs which added fun and color to the event.

Guest judges Ms. Jeshal Parekel, Ms. Adrine Jose and Dr. Sapna Sivadas were instrumental in selecting winners of the talent and personality contests among the Grade 10 students.

Upasana Madhu was selected as Miss Asian School and Nooh Manzoor Ahmed was chosen as Master Asian School. Adonna Maria Shibu and Sahas Dhananjay were selected as Miss and Master Congeniality respectively.

The Principal Mrs. Molly Mammen conveyed the farewell message wishing the Grade 10 students a successful future and advised them to keep the school flag flying high with outstanding achievement at the board examinations and further ventures.

The event ended with a sumptuous lunch.

 

2016 | 2017

CHILDREN'S DAY

childrensdaypic

November 14th was a day of celebration at The Asian School. Children’s Day is celebrated on this day to mark the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru or Chacha Nehru as he was more popularly called by children. Children’s Day is celebrated on Pandit Nehru’s birthday as a tribute to him to recognize the special fondness he had for children. As it should be, the day was a great one, full of excitement and joy for the students of The Asian School.

The Principal, Mrs. Molly Mammen addressed the audience and rejoiced with the children on their day. The ‘Little Chachas’ of The Asian School stole the show at the Chacha Nehru Parade where the children of LKG to Std. III dressed as ‘Chacha Nehru’ competed with each other to win prizes.

Teachers entertained the students with songs and a special fashion show. It turned out to be the highlight of the programme. Std III, V and VII students performed danced and a skit that was very much enjoyed by the audience.

The Talent Fest 3rd Prize Winners were awarded with medals and certificates. The winners of the Sastra Pratibha Competition were felicitated on stage. The children celebrating their birthday on the same day were called on stage and the school wished them all while singing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song.
The day ended on a happy note with children exchanging sweets and snacks and celebrating in the class.

Further details, if any may be collected from Mrs. Mini Roy Thomas, Events Coordinator, Mob No. 36436406

 

FOUNDER'S DAY

founder

The Asian School celebrated the first Founder’s Day on November 2nd, 2016, which marked the dedication, efforts and sacrifices of Founder Chairman Joseph Thomas that went into the raising of the school and commemorates a significant annual milestone to pause and reflect on the school’s activities, achievements, developments and innovations and above all helps to revisit the visions for the future. It was also most befitting that the school’s first Founder’s Day be held on the 70th milestone birthday of the Chairman.
Students organised a special programme to honour and celebrate the Founder for providing them with an exemplary institution with a wonderful atmosphere to be educated in.

DIWALI

diwali

Students brought the spirit of Diwali with great vigour and enthusiasm to The Asian School campus. To bring out their artistic talent and creativity, there was a competition held in ‘Rangoli Making’. Rangoli is an art form from India in which patterns are created on the floor using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand etc. A total of 16 teams comprising of 5 students per team from Std. X took part in the competition on the 20th of October. Four winning teams were selected with two teams sharing the second place. Parents too could enjoy the rangoli display on the very next day when they attended the Parent Teacher Meeting.

On Sunday, the 23rd of October, a school assembly was held based on the festival of lights, Diwali. A video was presented on the significance of Diwali which is celebrated in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years after Rama defeated the evil Ravana. To honor the return of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana from Lanka and to illuminate their path, villagers light lamps or ‘diyas’ to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Students talked about the importance of celebrating the festival in a responsible and eco-friendly manner.

ONAM

onam

The staff of The Asian School celebrated the harvest festival of Kerala, Onam, on Saturday, the 17th of September amidst much fanfare.

The celebration started with the setting up of the traditional flower decoration called ‘pookalam’ and the lighting of the lamp.

The main attraction of the event was the ‘Payasamela’, for which the teachers had prepared a wide and tempting array of the sweet dish ‘payasam’ using different and unique ingredients such as jackfruit, dates, carrots, pumpkin, oats, banana, pineapple, mango and apple among other traditional ones such as vermicelli, lentils, rice etc.

The staff sang traditional Onam songs, performed the ‘Thiruvathira’ dance and played customary Onam games which set an overall mood of festive fun and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

TEACHER'S DAY

teachersday

The Asian School students paid tribute to their teachers on Teachers Day which was celebrated on 5thSeptember, commemorating the birth anniversary of a great scholar and former Indian President, Dr. S. Radhakrishna.

Students greeted their teachers with flowers, sweets and cards, as they entered the class in the morning.

Students Council organized a cultural programme for teachers in the school auditorium. They extended a warm welcome to each teacher with flowers and presented bouquets to the Assitant Director Ms. Lovy Joseph and the Principal Mrs. Molly Mammen. Emerald house captain Esther Rao gave a welcome address and Alex Paul of IX E delivered the teachers day speech. They arranged a variety of games, music and dance programmes which the teachers took part in with great enthusiasm and fun.

Mrs. Susan Joyce, co-ordinator of the Junior Section thanked all the students for making it a memorable day. Std IX Prefect Vinay Varghese handled the programme with the support of the Events Co-ordinator, Mrs. Mini Roy.

For a change, this year, the students of Std X took the role of the teachers and handled the students of all classes from LKG through Std. IX.

CHILDRENS FAIR BY FINE FAIR

childrenfair

Fine Fair Group in association with Kair Fashion conducted Children’s Fair Program for The Asian School students on 9th June 2016.

The program included craft workshop for HKG, STD I & II students.

There was also a T-shirt Exchange Program for Std. III, IV, V students and Big Canvas Program for the Best Artist of STD V to X students. The theme of Big Canvas event was Bahrain’s 46 years of Independence.

Fine Fair Director Mr. Ismayel Rawther distributed cash vouchers and certificates to the winners of Big Canvas Program on 22nd June.

TALENT FEST

talentfest

A twelve day cultural extravaganza held annually, titled the ‘Talent Fest’, kicked off to a colorful note at The Asian School from the 19th to the 31st of May, 2016.  The festival serves as a platform for the youngsters to showcase their artistic abilities and talents. It helps in the honing of co-curricular skills among young students and infuses them with dynamism and self confidence. The fest also aims to provide the children with an opportunity to refresh their minds with an enjoyable break from the stress of academic life.

The campus came alive with joyous scenes as students from LKG to Grade 10 enthusiastically enrolled themselves in various events such as Elocution, Poem Recitation, Story Telling, Quiz, Fancy Dress, Spell Bee, Singing (Solo), Drawing, Pencil Sketching, Creative Writing, Mime, Group Singing, Group Dance, One Act Play etc. The students competed joyfully and their active participation ensured that the event was a huge success.

ART OF LEARNING EXHIBITION

artoflearning

The Asian School held an exhibition on the 6th of May, 2016, organized at the school’s Dr. Abdul Kalam Memorial Auditorium. The exhibition was inaugurated by Ms. Prabha Singh, CEO, State Bank of India, Kingdom of Bahrain. The students of the entire school, ranging from Lower Kingdergarten to Grade 10 put up an array of exhibits which catered to the theme, ‘The Art of Learning’. The concept of ‘Learning by Doing’ was emphasized upon, inspired by the quote by Confucius, 

                                                            “I hear and I forget.

                                                              I see and I remember.

                                                              I do and I understand.”

 There were exhibits pertinent to all subjects which are part of the school curriculum, including sports and languages. There were different working models, innovative projects which showcased the different ways to re-use and recycle waste products, architectural projects, art and craft work, fruit carvings, animal farm and means of transport models, to name a few. Students also entertained the visitors with various cultural events such as the school orchestra which played a variety of English, French, Hindi and Malayalam songs, a shadow play, a skit on the French Revolution, a mime on waste management and a documentary on the life history of R.K. Narayanan. 

 The parents enjoyed the efforts of the students immensely and congratulated them on their team work and the brilliant success of the event.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY

investiture

The Asian School held the Investiture Ceremony of the new School Council for the year 2016-17 on the 24thof April, 2016. The school council members had been selected with great deliberation. Each house was appointed three teachers to counsel and motivate the students. It was announced that this year, two School Prefects from each grade would be instituted to assist the School Council. The Prefects received their badges from the Vice Principals Mrs. Elizabeth Sadan and Mr. Antony Xavier. The House Captains and Vice-Captains received their badges from the Principal Ms. Molly Treasa Mammen.

The Sports Captain and Vice-Captain received theirs from the Assistant Director Ms. Lovy Joseph. Finally the Head Boy and Head Girl received their badges from the Director Mrs. Elizabeth Joseph after which The Chairman Mr. Joseph Thomas passed the baton of responsibility to the new Head Boy and Head Girl, wishing them and their team success in the new academic year. The Head Boy and Head Girl, along with the Captains of each house and the Sports Captain lit a lamp to signify their roles as illuminating leaders of the student community. They were sworn in with solemnity and decorum, each of them taking an oath to uphold the principles of the school and to be a help and asset to the school. The school band accorded the ceremonial Guard-of-Honour. On behalf of the previous Council, Adithya Verma expressed gratitude for the support given to him and the team in the past year.

The Head Girl and the Head Boy also addressed the school. The Principal Ms. Molly Mammen thanked the previous School Council for their contribution and congratulated the new School Council and advised them to always be aware of their duties and responsibilities towards their alma mater. The ceremony ended with the singing of the national anthems of both Bahrain and India.

AMBEDKAR JAYANTHI

ambedkar

Under the direction of the Embassy of India, the celebration of Ambedkar Jayanti, the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution, was organised at The Asian School at 9 a.m. on April 14, 2016. The participating schools were:

  1. Ibn Al Haytham Islamic School
  2. The Asian School
  3. New Millenium School
  4. The Indian School
  5. New Indian School
  6. Al Noor International School
  7. Bahrain Indian School

 
The Ambassador of India, His Excellency Alok Kumar Sinha, officiated as Chief Guest. Present at the event were also First Secretary Mr. Ram Singh, Second Secretary Mr. Anand Prakash, Chairman of ICRF Mr. Bhagwan Asarpota, Chairman of The Asian School Mr. Joseph Thomas, Principals of the various schools and other eminent dignitaries. 

A variety of programmes were conducted with contribution from each of the above mentioned schools.

AMBEDKAR JAYANTHI

ambedkar

Under the direction of the Embassy of India, the celebration of Ambedkar Jayanti, the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution, was organised at The Asian School at 9 a.m. on April 14, 2016. The participating schools were:

  1. Ibn Al Haytham Islamic School
  2. The Asian School
  3. New Millenium School
  4. The Indian School
  5. New Indian School
  6. Al Noor International School
  7. Bahrain Indian School

 
The Ambassador of India, His Excellency Alok Kumar Sinha, officiated as Chief Guest. Present at the event were also First Secretary Mr. Ram Singh, Second Secretary Mr. Anand Prakash, Chairman of ICRF Mr. Bhagwan Asarpota, Chairman of The Asian School Mr. Joseph Thomas, Principals of the various schools and other eminent dignitaries. 

A variety of programmes were conducted with contribution from each of the above mentioned schools.

HEALTH WEEK

healthweek

In connection with World Health Day, Health Week was observed at The Asian School from April 7th, 2016 to April 16th, 2016 to create better awareness in students and to help them to renew the resolve to maintain good health.  

Different topics like Personal and Community Hygiene, Importance of Good Eating Habits, Adequate Sleep, Benefits of Exercise and Changing Lifestyles for Better Health were discussed during an awareness programme which lasted a little over a week. Tips on maintaining better health were given daily. During the school assembly, a skit was presented on the thought ‘Health is Wealth’ by Grade X students which conveyed the relevance and importance of the above topics. 

Health Week concluded with two ‘Laughter Yoga’ sessions themed ‘Live Life Laughingly’, separately for teachers and students of Grade IX and X on Saturday, the 16th of April. The event was conducted by Mr. K.M. Thomas, Founder President of The Laughing Toastmasters, Kingdom of Bahrain and was a great success.   

YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

youth

The Asian School organized a Youth Leadership Training Programme for Grade 7 & 8 students to develop efficient communication and leadership skills in them. The three months training programme was organized by the Angels Toastmasters Club and Adhari Toastmasters Club and conducted by

 Chief Coordinator 

Rosaline Roy Charlie, DTM and 

Coordinators 

Gowri Muthukumaran, ACB 

Mohammed Saleem, DTM.

 The programme culminated with the Grand Finale which was held on the 31st of March at the Dr. Abdul Kalam Memorial Auditorium of The Asian School in Tubli. The participants showcased their talents through Speeches, Evaluation, Table Topics and Debate .As a token of appreciation and motivation, awards were distributed along with the Certificates of Completion to the participants. The Best Speaker, Best Evaluator, Best Table Topic Master and Best Debaters were given awards.

 Present at the event were Mr. M. C. Sebastian, Former Chairman CBSE Affiliated Schools in the Gulf and Master Trainer, Principal of The Asian School Ms. Molly Mammen, Assistant Director Ms. Lovy Joseph, Events Coordinator Ms. Mini Roy and DTM Program Quality Director Mr. Ali Shahbhaz.

 

HEALTH WEEK

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In connection with World Health Day, Health Week was observed at The Asian School from April 7th, 2016 to April 16th, 2016 to create better awareness in students and to help them to renew the resolve to maintain good health.  

Different topics like Personal and Community Hygiene, Importance of Good Eating Habits, Adequate Sleep, Benefits of Exercise and Changing Lifestyles for Better Health were discussed during an awareness programme which lasted a little over a week. Tips on maintaining better health were given daily. During the school assembly, a skit was presented on the thought ‘Health is Wealth’ by Grade X students which conveyed the relevance and importance of the above topics. 

Health Week concluded with two ‘Laughter Yoga’ sessions themed ‘Live Life Laughingly’, separately for teachers and students of Grade IX and X on Saturday, the 16th of April. The event was conducted by Mr. K.M. Thomas, Founder President of The Laughing Toastmasters, Kingdom of Bahrain and was a great success.   

WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

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The Asian School conducted a four day workshop for teachers based on the theme, ‘Together towards Transcendence’ by Master Trainer M.C. Sebastian from 28th to 31st March, 2016.

Mr. Sebastian has over 43 years of experience as an educator, in various capacities. He is the Former Chairman of the Council of CBSE Affiliated Schools in the Gulf, Director of the Peeves Group of Schools, Member of the International Confederation of Principals. He has also served as Principal and Academic Director of Al Yasmin International School, Riyadh and International Indian School, Dammam. Mr. Sebastian was also in the first batch of directly recruited principals of Navodaya Vidyalaya – a dream educational project of the Late Prime Minister of India, Rajeev Gandhi, to establish pace-setting schools in every district of India.

He addressed various important topics of interest over the first three days of the workshop such as Child Centered Education, Multiple Intelligence Theory, Importance of Re-engineering Teaching Methods, Importance of Updating Ourselves and Seven Habits of Effective Teaching among others. On the final day of the workshop a session was conducted for English language teachers including those of the other CBSE affiliated schools on the island on the topic, ‘New Trends in Language Teaching’ and the session concluded with a sumptuous lunch for all staff members and visiting faculty.

The teachers were very appreciative of the informative and motivating sessions and feel recharged and are revved up with new vigour, ready to take on the next academic year 2016-17 with enthusiasm. 

2016 | 2017

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day 2017

The 3rd International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June, 2017 at The Asian School to highlight the importance and benefits of practicing yoga.

In keeping with the theme, the thought for the day was, ‘If you don’t bend, you will surely break.’

A skit based on a real life incident was presented depicting that the practice of yoga is so powerful that even a physically challenged person can overcome his disabilities through regular yoga. The significance of yoga was further elaborated on by talks from students on topics like ‘Positive Effects of Yoga on a Student’s Life’ which delved on the benefits of yoga for good mental and physical health of students.

Two very informative and enjoyable videos were shown which explained the concept of yoga and its types in a simple and entertaining manner for students. The class teacher of Grade IX F Ms. Sai Sumana gave a short talk on the same topic.

The students of Grade IX F conducted a yoga class for the assembly by performing different asanas/postures while explaining its specific benefits.

 

Talent Fest

Talent Fest 2017

The Asian School conducts it’s Talent Fest annually, with the idea of providing a platform for students to showcase their abilities in various events. The fest, in which participation is compulsory, also enables teachers to extract latent talent from more reticent children.

This year, The Asian School conducted the Talent Fest from the 18th to the 30th of May, 2017. Students from LKG to Grade 10 competed with their peers in 23 different categories, both as individuals and groups. There were competitions such as Elocution, Poem Recitation, Story Telling, Quiz, Fancy Dress, Spell Bee, Singing (Solo), Drawing, Pencil Sketching, Creative Writing, Mime, Group Singing, Group Dance, One Act Play etc.

The participants, from tiny tots to the senior most students, displayed great ability and enthusiasm. The healthy competitive spirit among students was both remarkable and commendable and led to the event being a huge success.

 

Labour Day Celebrations

Labour Day 2017-18

On the occasion of Labour Day on May 1st, 2017, a special assembly was held on 30th April, 2017 at The Asian School by Grade 10 E students. A prayer marked the beginning of the program followed by a speech based on the saying, “The dignity of labour depends not upon what you do, but how you do it.”

The students went on to perform a skit along the same theme and a song was also sung. They dressed up in attires depicting various professions and showcased their skills by dancing magnificently to rhythmic tunes. By this, they expressed their love, respect and gratitude to all who toil laboriously for a better tomorrow.

Grade 10 E Class Teacher Mrs Gracykutty Thomas as well as the Principal Ms. Molly Mammen expressed gratitude to all workers, while acknowledging their contribution to the smooth functioning of the school as well as society. They also motivated students to respect all people irrespective of their caste, creed, age or wage.

The assembly concluded with the national anthems of the Kingdom of Bahrain and India.

 

Investiture Ceremony

Investiture Ceremony 2017-18

The Asian School held the Investiture Ceremony of the new Student Council for the year 2017-18 on the 23rd of April, 2017.

The Prefects received their badges from the Assistant Director Ms. Lovy Joseph and the Vice Principal Ms. Elizabeth Sadan. The four House Captains and Vice-Captains received their badges from the Director Ms. Elizabeth Joseph and the Principal Ms. Molly Treasa Mammen. The Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports Captain as well as the Sports Vice-Captain received their badges from the Founder Chairman Mr. Joseph Thomas who also passed the baton of responsibility to the new Head Boy Eben Peter Binu and Head Girl Ananya Suku Mathews. House teachers-in-charge took their position along with the respective House Captains and Vice Captains.

Thereafter, the Head Boy and Head Girl, along with the Captains of each house and the Sports Captain lit a lamp to signify their roles as illuminating leaders of The Asian School student community. They were sworn in with solemnity and decorum, each of them taking an oath to uphold the principles of the school and to be a help and asset to the school. The school band accorded the ceremonial Guard-of-Honour. On behalf of the previous Council, Esther Rao expressed gratitude for the support given to her and the team in the past year. The Head Girl and the Head Boy also addressed the school and vowed to contribute to the well being of the student community and perform to the best of their ability at the tasks entrusted to them. The Principal Ms. Molly Mammen thanked the previous Student Council for their contribution in the previous year. She congratulated the new Student Council and advised them to always be aware of their duties and responsibilities towards their alma mater. The ceremony ended with the singing of the national anthems of both the Kingdom of Bahrain and India.

 

Grade 10 Farewell

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As the curtain fell on the academic year 2016-17, Grade 9 hosted the customary farewell party for the outgoing Grade 10 students on 23rd January, 2017. The function was held in great pomp and style at the school’s Dr. Abdul Kalam Memorial Auditorium with a variety of programs which added fun and color to the event.

Guest judges Ms. Jeshal Parekel, Ms. Adrine Jose and Dr. Sapna Sivadas were instrumental in selecting winners of the talent and personality contests among the Grade 10 students.

Upasana Madhu was selected as Miss Asian School and Nooh Manzoor Ahmed was chosen as Master Asian School. Adonna Maria Shibu and Sahas Dhananjay were selected as Miss and Master Congeniality respectively.

The Principal Mrs. Molly Mammen conveyed the farewell message wishing the Grade 10 students a successful future and advised them to keep the school flag flying high with outstanding achievement at the board examinations and further ventures.

The event ended with a sumptuous lunch.