Annual Report – 2018-19

At Vydehi School of Excellence it is this curiosity that we passionately hope to ignite that lead to learning, growth and self-development and that’s what gives us the ambition of marching forward till excellence is achieved in all our endeavours.

This Annual report 2018-19 is comprised of the achievements made during the year gone by and at the same time set the path for greater accomplishments in the years to come.

Every year our students at Vydehi strive to break the barriers and attain glory in every sphere of school life. This year too, our quest for excellence saw students bring in multiple accolades in academic, cultural, sporting outcomes, and a variety of extra-curricular activities.

School Performance : Scholastics

Achieving academic excellence is at the heart of every educator at Vydehi. It is indeed, a gratifying experience, to see the brilliant performance of our students across the school.

The CBSE Board results for the year 2018-19 speak volumes of the performance of our school students. Our second batch of Grade 10 students, made us proud with most of them in the merit list scoring above 90%. With students demonstrating high academic success in two consecutive years, the school is geared up to sustain and improve performance every year.

At the SOF International English Olympiad, our students won
1 Zonal Gold medal
1 International Bronze
5 Medal of distinction,
and 12 Gold medals.

In the General Knowledge Olympiad, we had,
1 Medal of Distinction and
8 Gold medal winners.

At the International Science Olympiad, our students won,
9 Medals of distinction
15 Gold medals.

At the International Mathematics Olympiad, our students won
1 International Gold medal,
4 Medals of Distinction and
14 Gold medals.

At the International Cyber Olympiad, our students won
1 Zonal bronze medal and Zonal excellence award
2 Medal of Distinction and
8 Gold medals.

At the Silver Zone Olympiad
In international talent hunt our students won one gold medal.
In Informatics category our students won
5 gold medals.
while in the Mathematics category we won
6 gold medals.
In English category our students won 9 gold medals.
In Science category we bagged 8 gold medals,
And in Hindi category we won 3 gold medals.

Spell Bee International competition

Vahin Chava from grade 3 won 1st position at the state level in the Spell Bee International.

14 students across the primary section have won the medal of DISTINCTION at the National level in the Spell Bee International.

Ria Khandelwal won the trophy for Budding star in the MAARS International Spellbee.

National UN Information Test
At the 61st National UN Information Test 2018-19, Amogh Raghu of Grade 5 won top position and was felicitated with a Certificate and cash prize.

Aanya Shah from Grade 2 & Satwik Sharma from Grade 4 bagged Zonal medal & certificate in USO National Science Painting competition.

Shanmukha Siva, Achyut S.R , Pranav Chinta from grade 5 Soumil Gupta from Grade 9, and Deepvanshika Srivastava , S. Likitha from Grade 11 won cash prize & Merit certificate in USO National INFOTECH Quiz.

National Genius Search Examination

At the National Genius Search Examination Siddharth Anand from grade 9 won Gold medal with 98%.

13 students from Vydehi won gold medal in NASO (National astronomy and science Olympiad).

Arya Lakshmi Arapth from grade 3 received Kala shree award in Dhyaandeep handwriting competition.

Yedu Krishna R Grade 12 scored 8th rank in the Math Bee national Championship held in Mumbai.

Saket Ram secured 8th rank worldwide at the International Life skills Olympiad

At the TERRE green Olympiads, Harshit Singh of Grade X was selected as one of the top 10 winners and was invited to attend the TERRE Olympiad Award ceremony at Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Delhi. He was facilitated with the certificates, Medal and a gift hamper by Honourable. HRD Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar.

School Performance : Co-Scholastics

Co-scholastic activities and academics, complement each other and develop a well-rounded, socially skilled, and healthier student. Students who are involved in extra-curricular pursuits, tend to improve their academic grades due to increased self-esteem, motivation and better time management.

At Vydehi our co-curricular activity yearly plan is designed to complement academics and provide students with various platforms to showcase their efforts and talent.

Vydehi students won cash prizes and medals at the “All India Hope Talent Contest for Art & Essay writing”. Divya Abhipsa of grade 2, Souhardya Sarkar of grade 3 and Awalin Syed of grade 8 won the Gold medal with cash prize at the Art competition while Madhur Krishna of grade 7 won the gold medal for essay writing.

‘NAZARIYA’ , is a mega national level inter-school painting competition for children which potrays their views on the environment. Kabiish Ghosh of grade 2, won the first prize in the sub junior category.

Our students participated in a creative project competition organised by the Rotary club Whitefield, as part of Swachh Bharat initiative. Shwetha and Kamya from Grade VII won first position for their creative project on the dangers of plastic pollution.

We are extremely proud of our student Aarav Giri of Grade IX who grabbed the City level winner award in the Essay Writing Competition organised by the TATA group.

Aurora Fest 2018-19 was conducted at the KMV Red Hills High School, Hesaraghatta. Our students Deboshree Datta (grade 8), Arvind B (grade 11 ), Aarav Giri and Sonam Rudra (grade 9) Won 2nd position and got cash prize for Math Model making while Anmol Agarwal-grade 8, Shraddha Devagiri grade 9 and Rushil Rajesh grade 11, Won 2nd position and got cash prize for Science Quiz.

Our students A.C Raghava and Shraddha Devagiri from Grade 9 got First place in science model making competition conducted by Dayananda Sagar University, while Pritish, Rushil and Saidutt from Grade 11 won the 3rd position.

Gunjan Modi of Grade 12 and Sayanth Shajith of Grade 9 competed with 5000 other participants and won the 1st position with a reward of Rs.10,000 and a trophy at the Career Launcher -National Legal Quiz competition.

At the Volkfiesta 2018 organised by Deens school, our students won multiple prizes including 1st Prize for Fusion dance and the “Tribal Dance competition”, 2nd position for Stand-up comedy & Folk music and also “Best model” at the Fashion show.

Vaishnavi Iyer of Grade 9 won the 1st position at the “Consonance” – An Inter School Music Challenge,

At the interschool World Folk Fest, “Wings of Fire”, students from grade 6 & 7 were runners up at Indian Panorama singing competition and Mime Act.

Tarun Mathew cleared the Music examination conducted by London college of Music with distinction.

At the All India Hope talent Contest conducted by SCHOOL INDIA our students won top prizes in various categories.

Ruthvi Shetty secured 1st position and won a trophy in the Inter School Colouring Competition conducted by Heritage foundation.

Student Leadership Initiatives

At Vydehi we strongly believe in providing students with opportunities and encouragement to hone their leadership skills. Model United nations is one such forum which saw active participation from our students this year. Model UN motivates students to learn and teaches them about world issues, it builds confidence and diplomatic skills. It’s a chance to air your views on complex issues, network with peers and collaborate.

We organised our very first internal MUN with 55 students participating across three committees.

Our students won glory at the Model United Nations organised by Ryan International school including Commendable Delegate award for Tushar under UNHRC, special mentions under AIIPM and DISEC for Sayanth Shajith, Meenal and Anirudh.

At the MUN organised by CMR PU college, Shivam Rao of Grade 11 won the Outstanding Delegate in the Security Council.

At the CUFEMUN, organised by Christ university, Gunjan Modi who represented herself as the Delegate of Lok Sabha Menaka Gandhi won The Best Mention award

At the Deens Model United Nations, our students won top honours including Shivam Rao of Grade XI- Outstanding Delegate under Security Council. Ashwin Ashok of Grade XI- Best Position Paper.

Siddharth Baradwaj of Grade XI- Honourable Mention under Security Council. Anirudh Raghav of Grade IX- Special Mention under DISEC.

At the Christ college Department of commerce MUN, Yedu Renjith won a special mention award and a cash reward under the UNEP Committee.

At the (EH MUN) 2018, held at the Emerald Heights International School, Indore, Vydehi School of Excellence won several accolades. Yedu Krishna Renjith of grade 12 won the Best Delegate under DISEC.

Gunjan Modi of grade 12 & Krishna of grade 10 got Verbal Mentions under UN HRC.

Vydehi School of Excellence participated in the biggest and the oldest MUN of Central India with 14 committees – The Indore World Summit (IWS) held at Renaissance University, Indore from 17th to 19th August.

Yedu Krishna Renjith of Grade XII bagged The Best Delegate under UNEP and Sayanth Shajith of Grade IX bagged The Runner Up under International press.

Sporting achievements

Sports develops self-esteem, helps manage emotions, inculcates discipline, improves social skills along with leadership skills and teamwork. At Vydehi, we have renewed our focus on sports with a planned approach that includes identifying talent, enhanced professional coaching and providing the students with opportunities to compete and win.

Under our new sports program we have created 18 Boys and 18 girls Football teams, 16 teams for Athletics, 4 cricket teams and 7 Basketball teams.

Football, Basketball and Athletics have been the focal point for us this year and our students have brought home glory in every tournament they have participated in. I sincerely congratulate all students and coaches for the remarkable performance this year.

Football
Arya Joshi got selected for the I-league tournament and scholarship from Indian football ex captain Padmasri Bhaichung Bhutia

At the Nehru Cup football tournament, in the under-10 boys’ category, our team emerged victorious and won the Nehru Cup.

Our under-14 girls’ team, were not to be out done and they too defeated multiple teams to lift the Nehru Cup.

Our student Vivan Teginamani received Best Player Award in under 12 category.

At the Capstone High, Football Tournament under 15 boys category, our team won gold medal and at Harvest International School Football Tournament, our team won silver medal.

At Sharanya Narayani International School Football Tournament in under 12 and under 15 boys category our football teams won silver medals and our student Manan Banavasi received Best Goalkeeper award.

At Inter School Competition – Volksfiesta conducted by Deens Academy in under 6 boys category our football team won gold medal. Our student Ariv Shrivastava received The Star of the tournament award.

At the “Game On Club” football tournament our student Neeraj Krishna Ranjith received Most valuable player of the Tournament award.

Basketball

At Daffodils interschool basketball tournament and Vidyashilpa Academy interschool basketball tournament our student Shaina Arun received Most Valuable Player of the tournament and Best Player of the tournament award.

At Mary Immaculate School inter school basketball tournament our student Aadhya Vinod Vasudevan received upcoming player award.

At Junior NBA (National Basketball Association) skill challenge regional level, our students Avani Tikali, Rushika Jain and Vasudha Matolia received best performance awards in under 12 and under 10 categories.

At Green Field School Basketball Tournament under 12 girls category our basketball team won a Gold medal and at Daffodils English School our team won a silver medal.

At Bangalore International Academy interschool basketball tournament our student Catherine Joseph received Most Valuable player of the tournament award in under 12 category.

Table Tennis
Neeti Agarwal won silver medal in Karnataka State Championship and gold medal in the Interschool tournament conducted by Whitefield Global School. She also won Gold medal in Singles and Doubles in Inter School Table Tennis Tournament conducted by Sharanya Narayani School, and silver medal in the Interschool tournament organized by Fair Play Table Tennis Academy.

At Sharanya Narayani Table Tennis tournament our student Navya Gupta won gold medal in doubles in junior girls category and Varun Mishra and Misab Raheem won silver medals in Table Tennis doubles junior boys category.

Skating
Khushi Srinivasa won 6 gold medals and 1 silver medal in various state, national and international roll ball championships. At greenfield inter-school skating competition, she won a gold medal and at Brindavana school skating championship she won a silver medal. She received outstanding performance award in 400 mts skating competition in under 16 category.

At inter-school skating championship, our student Rachit Viral Shah won a gold medal in Inline category.

At Paripurna Pragnya inter-school skating completion our students Swathi Ramachandran, Ishan Pradush and Ananya K. won silver medals in under 12 and under 16 category.

Swimming
At Interschool Swimming Competition, held at Brigade School our student Sejal Santosh Nagalikar has won gold medal in under 12 girls category.

Martial Arts
At All India Hakuakai Karate Championship our student Sree Ram won a silver medal in under 8 category.

At Zen Martial arts DO-JO Karate Championship, our student Aditya Madlageri won silver medal in under 10 category.

At State Level Karate Championship our student Anirudh P Rao won 2 gold medals in under 10 category in Kumute and Kata.

At National level Karate Championship, organised by Hindustan Karate Federation our student Harihar sudhan VK won silver medal in under 8 category.

At Invitational Karate Championship our student Pratiksha J won a silver medal in under 30 kg category.

Badminton
At Badminton Tournament, conducted by Gurukul Sports Academy our student Saanvi Suman has won the silver medal in under 13 girls category.

Athletics
At CBSE inter-school athletic meet our student Roshan Daniel Koshy won a bronze medal in shotput in under 19 category and a gold medal at Neev Academy inter-school athletic meet.

At the International School of Bangalore, Vivum Cross Country our student Abharajithan won bronze medal in under 19 category. At Neev Academy inter-school athletic meet he won bronze medal in 1500 mts and long jump.

At the Inter-School Athletic Meet, RBI ground, our students won 4 silver medals and 15 bronze medals. Our student Khushi Murali received best athlete award in under 8 category.

At Ebenezer International School, our students won 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal in the under grade 5 category.

At Neev Academy athletic meet our students won 2 gold and 5 Silver medals.

At Inter School Athletic Meet, Devmata Central School our student Abhijith Mohapatra won a silver medal in 100 mtr race in under 14 Boys category.

Our student Arya Hariharan won 2 silver medals in the Midnight Marathon and Bangalore Challenge Marathon.

At the International School Bangalore Athletics meet, our student Satyam tripathi won gold medal in the long jump, Bronze medal in 200 mtrs and in the 4* 100 relay he won the silver medal along with manan banvase, raj singh, ansh patel, abarajithan s and ayush banerjee

Manan Banvase, Ayush Banerjee and Jeevini won bronze medals in 100 mtrs while Abarajithan S won the Bronze in Shot Put.

Chirag padikonda & Ishaan Rajesh bagged a Trophy and certificate in Interschool chess competition.

Cricket
At RX cricket academy, our student Chirag Paidkondla and Saketh K.A. received Most Valuable Player award 2018-19 in under 10 and 12 categories.

At Dooravani Cricket Club, Revanth Sriraj received Best Performer award.

At the International School Bangalore, our student Harshit Jain received Best bowler award in under 13 category.

At Karnataka State Cricket Association (Division 4) Dayanand Cricket Club our student Raj Singh received Best Performer award.

Integrated Ethos

Activity based learning is the key to develop interest and understanding among students. This year students took part in several special assemblies and field trips which include

• Annual Carnival “Winter Fiesta 2018”
• Vydehi Science Tech Fest
• Finestra Sul Mondo: Annual Sports Meet 2018-19
• Charlie’s Animal Rescue Shelter
• Baba Automobiles
• Whitefield Railway station.
• MG active Farm & Zion Foundation.
• Bangalore Palace & Iskon temple
• Field trip to Cubbon Park & Aquarium
• Educational tour of the Vydehi Hospital & Research centre.
• Visvesvaraya Museum
• KMS farms & Kasa Rasa
• Supreme solar projects Pvt. Ltd- Factory.
• U.R.Rao Satellite center, ISRO.
• Sangenomics Research labs.
• Karnataka State natural disaster monitoring centre.
• Tippu Sultan’s Palace.
• Sir M Visvesvaraya rain water harvesting theme park.
• Trekking to Yercaud.
• Ice cream Factory
• DQ Labs.
• Visit to SBI, Whitefield.
• Traffic Headquarters of Bangalore.

Student and Staff engagement

Holistic education is an inseparable part of our curriculum at Vydehi. Experiential learning develops interest and provides the students with a platform outside the normal classroom setting.

This year, we also conducted several Workshops for students and staff.

Some of the workshops include

• “Workshop on “World of Animation”
• STEM learning was conducted by Edutech
• AFS conducted a workshop on Global Peace, friendship and empathy.
• British Council workshop
• Workshop on ‘Education for Sustainable Development and the role of teachers in it’
• Workshop on Peace Building.
• ICAT Design and Media.
• E-Waste Management.
• Technology Changes and Future Prospects.
• Waste Management.
• Clean air is our fundamental right.
• Workshop on Story Power Presentation by Mr. Satadru Mukherjee a famous author.
• Story telling session by renowned writer Ilika Ranjan
• Workshop on health and hygiene Dr. Aparna- Gynecologist, associate professor at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences
• Workshop on Space Sciences.
• Tech Workshop for Grade 11 on designing Drones.
• Self-awareness by Mr. Narayanan, Head Training Dept, Titan Company Limited.
• Workshop on Study and Exam Skills for students of Grade X & XII.
• AFS also conducted a workshop, and performed hands-on activities for development of 21st century skills.
• “Discovering the Better You” by Dr. Jagadish from Forensic Dept & Father Kurien.

Teachers attend regular workshops conducted by CBSE which include learning techniques, Capacity building programs, Classroom management and evaluation techniques.

CSR Activities

Empathy is a key part of being a responsible and helpful community member at school and beyond. Children naturally have the capacity for empathy, but this needs to be nurtured and developed. At Vydehi, our students and staff have always been at the forefront in supporting those less fortunate. Our social outreach programs include creating awareness about the environment, developing empathy and setting real life examples.

On Children’s Day, our students spend time with child patients from the VIMS Oncology Department and participated in a variety of activities including singing, painting and reading.

Our secondary students also visited an Orphanage on children’s day and interacted with the children. Our students of grade 9-11 visited Old age home to interact with its residents, played music, games and shared food with the inmates

We continue our association with Need based India, an organisation that works with underprivileged children. Our staff regularly spends time with the girls at Champion girls home. Academics for all the students of Champion Girls home is our responsibility and is taken care by dedicated staff appointed by the school.

In order to create awareness and promote our environmental objectives as part of the green school initiative, students participated in several campaigns

Food wastage awareness program was conducted to explain the crime of wasting food. Students collected the wet waste from meal room to create a compost pit. A recycling campaign was conducted by students to demonstrate how paper can be recycled.

“No to Plastic” campaign raised awareness about the harmful effects of plastic on the environment. Students participated in a cleanliness drive by taking a pledge and promised to bring an attitudinal change towards cleanliness. To understand the dignity of labour and appreciate the contributions of people who support us in daily life, students interacted with the house keeping staff as part of our value system practiced throughout the year.

Inclusion

Inclusion lies at the very core of everything we do at Vydehi. Every Vydehi student believes in inclusion and we have fostered a culture that accepts and promotes diversity. Our inclusion program is designed and guided by experts. It is the only unique school program in the area that is supported by the rehabilitation centre. Our students regularly interact with fellow students from the Rehab centre for Art, sports and other cultural activities.

Awards and Recognition

We all have a basic need to be recognised. Recognition bolsters our self-esteem and helps us grow with confidence. This year too our school has been remarkably appreciated for the sincere efforts of our student and staff.

At the EdTech review awards, our school won the “The School of the year (South Zone)” for the 2nd consecutive time.

“Digital Learning Magazine” conducted an all India school ranking survey in its Novermber 2018 issue. Our school was ranked one of the best schools in the survey.

Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, together with the Parentof group, constituted the 2018 Innovation awards.

At the Parentof innovation awards, our school won the award for “Innovation in student health and management”.

This year too, at the SEC-StarHub Green School awards, sponsored by Singapore Government’s Environment Council, Vydehi bagged top honours in recognition of innovative environmental projects, undertaken by our students.

AFS is a leading non-profit international education organization that conducts exchange programs throughout the world. AFS global ranked Vydehi as one of the leading schools in the Global Competence Readiness index for school for the year 2018.

We are extremely proud to announce that Vydehi School of Excellence has won the Academic Excellence Award and Best Day Boarding School of The Year at the National School Award 2018.

Based on student participation and performance in the Olympiads, SOF foundation recognised our school with the Best District Principal award for the 4th consecutive time.

IYAP International Youth Allaaince for Peace is a youth led organisation that believes young people have the energy, creativity and the will to tackle social problems differently. In recognition of our efforts to promote social awareness in youth, IYAP presented the school with the National Operator License as a Youth Engaging Society Centre in India.

Governance and Management

At Vydehi our common goals and shared responsibilities enable us to follow a structured approach, towards the goal of Educational Excellence

We are immensely proud to inform you that the first batch of grade 12 students will be graduating from the school this year.
We have made phenomenal strides in improving infrastructure and providing world class facilities in tandem with student increase.

The construction of new state of the art Pre-Primary block has been completed. This brand-new building which is built on eco-friendly green technology, will achieve optimum levels of Air quality, lighting, temperature and acoustics. The building boasts of child safe construction, well quipped Laboratory, library, music rooms exclusively for the Pre-primary section.

In the current building too, we have improved student amenities with 4 computer labs, and 6 Science labs, one for each section. Our library is well stocked with more than 30,000 books and is closely associated with the British Council Library program.

This year we achieved a significant milestone by hosting the very first edition of Karnataka’s biggest state-wide Interschool Computer Quiz Competition, Cryptics. Conceptualised by our CEO Mr. Harjeet Kakkar, Cryptics aims to provide a platform for enthusiastic learners to enhance their knowledge, boost creativity and develop a healthy competitive environment that is essential for excellence. We conducted district level rounds at Mangaluru and Mysuru with over 48 teams participating from various schools. In Bangalore, we had 88 teams from various zones compete for an entry into the finals. Mr. Nagaraj Ijari Vice President and Global Head Professional Services Business Unit at TCS was the chief guest at the Finals. We look forward to the possibility of partnering with TCS for future programs. Our vision is to promote Cryptics at a pan India level in the next couple of years.

We are also immensely proud to inform that this year we also hosted the first ever TEDx event at Vydehi School of Excellence. The spirit of TED’s mission is “Ideas worth spreading” and students witnessed the perfect blend of ideas, passion and storytelling. Our guest speakers included successful entrepreneurs, musicians, animal lovers and talented students. Vydehi’s very own Gunjan Modi and Sayanth Shajith also emerged as powerful TEDx speakers, an inspiration to all our students. All videos are hosted on the official TEDx YouTube channel.

In this day and age of rapidly evolving technology, we find that our children are gradually getting isolated and disconnected from human interaction. It is therefore vital that Parent, teacher communication must be well established and robust. Best way to ensure success is to manage expectations, ensure two-way communication and appreciate the interdependence between parents and school.

We take this opportunity to thank all the parents who have supported the school in every new endeavour and motivated the staff with unbridled enthusiasm.

At Vydehi, our aim is that “Everyone feels welcomed, Everyone feels known and cared for, Everyone’s talents are nurtured and achievements celebrated”.