Memorable Vignettes2012-13
Message from the InventureTeamEncapsulating one year of learning at Inventure Academy in a PowerPoint presentationis a min...
Index• Education at Inventure• Milestones at Inventure• Beyond Academics & Wider World• Faculty Development & Incentives• ...
Education at InventureAcademy
Education World & C-ForeSurvey - Ranked 5th InBangalore / Karnataka, 17th AllIndiaInventure Academy ranked Top 10 in India...
Performance at the BoardExams – CISCE & CIE• IGCSE - 70% of the students scored distinctions.• One in three students secur...
Performance at the BoardExams – CISCE & CIE• ICSE – 50% of the batch achieveddistinction!• ISC – 100% of the class achieve...
ASSET performancecompared to Top 10 Schoolsall IndiaInventure Academy has ranked amongst the top 10 schools all Indiaeach ...
ASSET Exams - Inventure’sperformance compared to Top10 Schools all IndiaInventure’s performance compared to the averages o...
ASSET Top 1% Performers inEnglish - NationwideGrade 3 Manas Bhati, NehaTalla, Sachin S Singh, Shreya SVenkatGrade 4Rushil ...
ASSET Top 1% Performers inMath - NationwideGrade 3 Kian Jagtiani, Pranav Puranam, NysaYadav, Arnov DVellakkat, SachinS Sin...
ASSET Top 1% Performers inScience – NationwideGrade 3 Ananya Chaudhary, Sachin S SinghGrade 4 Sahil Kuchlous, JoelTony, Sa...
ASSET: Analysis of InventureAcademy students skill-wisevis-a-vis National Averages
Duke TIP Talent Search –offered by Duke University &EI• Of the 42000 students across India who took the ASSET for grade 7,...
Students selected forDuke TIPMaya PatraVishwanathaMallampootyTarang ShahIshiTripathiMukund JayaramPrajwal DevalRishub Podd...
National Cyber OlympiadTop 100 at State Level:Grade 3 Sakshi Singhal, Manas Bhati, ShreyaVenkatGrade 4 Sahil KuchlousGrade...
National Cyber OlympiadTop 100 at International Level:Grade 3 Sakshi Singhal, Manas Bhati, ShreyaVenkatGrade 4 Sahil Kuchl...
National Science OlympiadTop 100 at State Level:Grade 3 Manas BhatiGrade 4 MaanasiVinay NairGrade 5 Yash Poddar, Paul Fran...
International Math OlympiadTop 100 at State Level:Grade 3 Pranav Puranam, Manas Bhati,AkshamToshniwal, Kian Jagtiani,Grade...
International Math OlympiadTop 100 at International Level:Grade 3 AkshamToshniwalGrade 4 Ankit BisainTo view further detai...
International English OlympiadTop 100 at State Level:Grade 3ShreyaVenkat,VaishnaviVasishta, Sammyo Roychowdhury,AditiNaray...
Stand out Achievements in theInternational OlympiadsCongrats to an Inventurer who ranked number 1 internationally in the M...
Inventuring“Inventuring”: Our first week approach to classes, sets the tone and groundexpectations about what learning is:...
Theme based approach tolearning at Primary School• Science, EVS, Social Studies, Art, Math, English,Dance, Music, Drama, a...
Celebration of Learning• Inventurers showcased and celebrated their learning through the term via term endpresentations• E...
Reading and WritingProgrammeRoald Dahl Week Celebrations:To celebrate the life and work of Roald Dahl, the studentsat Inve...
Young Writers @InventureAcademyBuilding on the start we made last year, Inventurers explored different genres todevelop th...
Science Exhibition• Students presented the working models of their projects based on their classroomlearning• Students sho...
Social Studies Exhibition• High on spirit and hope that nature and its journey would one day conquersciences, the Social S...
Mathematics Exhibition• A huge model of Pascal’s Triangle welcomed theaudience who were then taken through “mindgoggling” ...
DEAR WeekDEAR Week: Drop Everything and Read wascelebrated by the Department of English of InventureAcademy. Everyday for ...
Library WeekLibrary Week - Aimed at promoting the school library which was recentlyexpanded and re-organised. Some of the ...
Some Additional LearningActivities…• Annual French food festival aimed at discoveringFrench food. Read more..• Field Trip-...
Student DevelopmentWorkshopsThese are workshops led by the Psychology Department to enhance studyskills across middle and ...
Milestones at Inventure
Awards Day: A Celebration ofExcellence across a range ofareas of LearningThe toppers of the Board exams were felicitatedan...
Investiture Ceremony• The Investiture ceremony was an opportunity for the newly elected StudentCouncil to pledge their sol...
Inventure Academy ModelUnited Nations (INMUN)INMUN 2012 simulated proceedings of the SecurityCouncil and SPECPOL on the fo...
Independence DayIndependence day was resplendent with colour, festivity, celebration and nationalpride. There was an overw...
Graduation Dayof the Class of 2013• Inventure Academy celebrated the Graduation Day of its third Graduating Class.• It als...
Inter House Sports 2012-13• Annual Sports Day was held over two days. The chief guests who graced the eventsover the two d...
Inventure Sports Fest 2013Inventure Academy inaugurated its first Inter-School Sports Fest amidst muchexcitement and fanfa...
Tournament of Minds• Tournament of Minds (TOM) - our cultural tournament was conducted over thecourse of the academic year...
Beyond Academics &WiderWorld
Student Leadership Camp• The Student Leadership Camp was conducted by INME & the Inventure StudentCouncil Advisory Team• L...
Young EntrepreneursChallenge (YEC)• Groups of senior school students submitted business proposals to maximizerevenue and f...
Community OutreachInventure Academy community:• Supported Parikrma Humanity Foundation.• Implemented programmes to improve...
Environment Programme atInventure AcademyInventure Academy in collaboration with ECOSLATE & Peer Water Exchange (Vallari& ...
‘Save the Tiger’ Campaign• As the part of the environment sensitizationprogramme at school, the Grade 4 studentsdecided to...
Sampling of the Field Trips-KGand Primary School• Gerry Martin’s Farm• The Hippo Campus• Bannerghatta National Park• Place...
Sampling of Field Trips-Middleand Senior School• Nehru Planetarium• Butterfly Park• Indian Institute of Horticultural Rese...
PODS & Study / Life SkillsProgrammesAt Inventure Academy, 360˚ learning is whatwe are all about. PODs are special interest...
Inter - School Events - ModelUnited Nations (MUN) &Debates• International Harvard MUN, Hyderabad - 11students participated...
Inter school events –“Out of the Box”• Mallya Aditi International School hosted aninter-school fest “Out of the Box”.• Inv...
Ayush Sharma ofgrade 2 won atrophy for his artwork, which washosted by 3 Peel ,an NGO, at UBCityInter - School EventsART: ...
Inter-School Events• First Lego League (FLL) Challenge - based on a real-world scientific topic.Inventurers were led by Aj...
Inter School / ClubCompetitions• The 46th International Children’s Games, South Korea: Tejveer Singh Rekhi& Nihaal Peter G...
Sports Achievements• Sailing Champ: Vir Menon (Grade 9), wasawarded with India Positive Awards by CNN-IBNfor becoming the ...
Sports Achievements● Karate Champ : Samara Varghese (Grade 1), came3rd in the District Level Karate Championship, conducte...
All India Inter School SportsChamps (TAISI)Sixteen schools across India participated in the meet. Inventure Academy wonthe...
Career Guidance & CollegePlacementsRamesh Hariharan, Vice Principal & College Counselor provided hands on, one on onecouns...
Placements – some of theeducational institutions Inventurers havebeen offered admission at
Inventure / INME OutboundTripsThe trips form an integral part of the total Inventure learning experience. They areaimed at...
Some of our Guest Lectures• Dr. Shekhar Sheshadri, a leading psychiatrist fromNIMHANS, held two life skill workshops for o...
Some of our Guest Lectures• Interactive session with Justice SantoshHegde: a former Justice of the Supreme Court OfIndia, ...
Some of our Guest Lectures –Inventure Parents• Seemantini Godbole: Electricity• Anna Giske Madan: conducted Life Skills Cl...
Faculty Development &Incentives
Faculty Development &Incentives• Inventure orientation, culture and team building – INME & In-house for entire team• Heads...
• Check point – CIE. Attended by middle school Math, Science & English faculty• ICSE, IGCSE & AS/A Subject training for se...
Faculty Development &IncentivesA fully accountable 360° appraisal process is in place at Inventure Academy.• Team members ...
Faculty Development &IncentivesInventure Academy’s goal is to nurture faculty retention and loyalty. As a non-profitInstit...
Other Key Achievements• Inventure was included in the CambridgeUniversity’s, “The Guide to Excellence 2012Edition” – Globa...
Inventure Academy in theNews (click here to view newsroom)
Join us Online!We invite you to post your comments… all you have to do is log onto :http://www.inventureacademy.com/blog/L...
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Annexure – 1(PODs description)• Arts POD – Made wall hanging using african folk art, reproduced artists paintings,made wor...
Annexure – 1(PODs description cont.)• Media POD – The learnt how to make reports, conduct Interviews, shot picturesof diff...
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Encapsulating one year of learning at Inventure Academy in a PowerPoint presentation is a mind-boggling challenge. There is so much that happens in the life of an Inventurer, that it is difficult to capture all of it in just a “few slides”. Academics, life skills, field / outbound trips, guest lectures, internships, music, sports, dance and drama are all distinct shades in the spectrum of education at Inventure Academy. These are underpinned by our Core Purpose and Core Values.
We hope Vignettes 2012-13, highlights a few memorable Inventure Academy milestones for you. We have provided relevant links to our Blog, YouTube, and photo albums. Happy holidays, and we look forward to welcoming you for the new academic year ahead.

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  1. 1. Memorable Vignettes2012-13
  2. 2. Message from the InventureTeamEncapsulating one year of learning at Inventure Academy in a PowerPoint presentationis a mind-boggling challenge. There is so much that happens in the life of anInventurer, that it is difficult to capture all of it in just a “few slides”. Academics, lifeskills, field / outbound trips, guest lectures, internships, music, sports, dance anddrama are all distinct shades in the spectrum of education at Inventure Academy.These are underpinned by our Core Purpose and Core Values.We hope Vignettes 2012-13, highlights a few memorable Inventure Academymilestones for you. We have provided relevant links to our Blog, YouTube, and photoalbums. Happy holidays, and we look forward to welcoming you for the new academicyear ahead. We are working judiciously, as we will continue to do so over the“holidays” to consolidate our strengths, and address any development areas. Thankyou for being an integral part of our learning community, and for partnering with us inthe education of your child.
  3. 3. Index• Education at Inventure• Milestones at Inventure• Beyond Academics & Wider World• Faculty Development & Incentives• Other Key Achievements
  4. 4. Education at InventureAcademy
  5. 5. Education World & C-ForeSurvey - Ranked 5th InBangalore / Karnataka, 17th AllIndiaInventure Academy ranked Top 10 in India on several parameters:• 4th Sports education• 5th Teacher Welfare & Development• 5th Infrastructure Provision• 6th Co curricular activities• 6th Individual attention to students• 8th Leadership/Management Quality• 8th Life Skills education & Conflict management• 9th Academic reputation• 10th Parental involvement• 10th Special needs education.....all this within seven years of inceptionSource - Education World & C-Fore Survey of Schools 2012
  6. 6. Performance at the BoardExams – CISCE & CIE• IGCSE - 70% of the students scored distinctions.• One in three students secured a combination of all A’s and A*s.• Two Inventurers got all A*, two years in a row. Read more…
  7. 7. Performance at the BoardExams – CISCE & CIE• ICSE – 50% of the batch achieveddistinction!• ISC – 100% of the class achieveddistinction!• Shalaka Kurup (one of the firstInventurers), topped all India in the ASLevel Psychology exam. She also got all A’sin all A level exams. Read more…
  8. 8. ASSET performancecompared to Top 10 Schoolsall IndiaInventure Academy has ranked amongst the top 10 schools all Indiaeach year.
  9. 9. ASSET Exams - Inventure’sperformance compared to Top10 Schools all IndiaInventure’s performance compared to the averages of the top 10 schools last year:(about 1000 schools participated)– English:Grade 3- 101.71%, Grade 4 – 101.10%, Grade 8- 100.60% and Grade 9 -102.78%– Mathematics:Grade 3 – 105.24%– Science:Grade 3 – 100%, Grade 6 – 101.01%, Grade 9 – 110.04%, and Grade 10 –110.55%*100% indicates the base for Top 10 Schools All India
  10. 10. ASSET Top 1% Performers inEnglish - NationwideGrade 3 Manas Bhati, NehaTalla, Sachin S Singh, Shreya SVenkatGrade 4Rushil K Mathur, Sahil Kuchlous, Siya K Dwivedi, JoelTony, KaveriParekh, MaanasiV Nair, Ankit Bhasin, DivyaVishwanath, VaishnaviVasishtaGrade 5 Pranav Mishra, Aditya S Kolisetti, YashV Podar, Aditya AnilGrade 6 Khushi Soni, RiyaVenkateshwaran, SrushtiVyasGrade 7IshiTripathi, RishubV Podar, Angad S Bhalla, Sahithi R Pingali,Tarang RShah, Druti P Naik, Riddhi BhattGrade 8 Sanchit SaiganeshGrade 9 Aditya Parekh, Ananya Ramgopal, Anishwar Sen, Namrata RameshGrade 10 Parthiv R Shah, Sruthi Ravichandran,Tejas Rao
  11. 11. ASSET Top 1% Performers inMath - NationwideGrade 3 Kian Jagtiani, Pranav Puranam, NysaYadav, Arnov DVellakkat, SachinS Singh, Shreya SVenkat, Somil BVinodGrade 4 Sahil Kuchlous, Hasi I Kolongahapitiya, MaanasiV Nair,Ankit BhasinGrade 5 Robin Roy,Aashna A Parekh,YashV PodarGrade 7 Ishi Tripathi,Tarang R ShahGrade 9 Nihaal P George,VirajYadav
  12. 12. ASSET Top 1% Performers inScience – NationwideGrade 3 Ananya Chaudhary, Sachin S SinghGrade 4 Sahil Kuchlous, JoelTony, Sannah S MudbidriGrade 5 Pranav Mishra,Aditya Anil, PaulT FrancisGrade 7 Dhruv BhatiaGrade 8 Harish S Parchuri, Pranav GuntunurGrade 9 Nihaal P George, Nithin Surya Devara
  13. 13. ASSET: Analysis of InventureAcademy students skill-wisevis-a-vis National Averages
  14. 14. Duke TIP Talent Search –offered by Duke University &EI• Of the 42000 students across India who took the ASSET for grade 7, only3000 students achieved more than 95 percentile• Significantly 45% of all grade 7 Inventurers were in the top 5 percentile of thecountry, therefore qualifying for the Duke TIP talent search• Refer to the following slide for names of Inventurers who have qualified toattend the Duke TIP summer studies program, making them part of a verydistinguished group of students (397 all India)
  15. 15. Students selected forDuke TIPMaya PatraVishwanathaMallampootyTarang ShahIshiTripathiMukund JayaramPrajwal DevalRishub PoddarSahithi Pingali
  16. 16. National Cyber OlympiadTop 100 at State Level:Grade 3 Sakshi Singhal, Manas Bhati, ShreyaVenkatGrade 4 Sahil KuchlousGrade 5Robin Roy, Pranav Mishra, Yash Poddar, Paul Francis, AdityaAnilGrade 7 Rishub Poddar, Tarang Shah, Sahiti Pingali, Rohit RayappareddyGrade 8 Shashwat Agarwal, Pranav Guntunur, Brandon GeorgeGrade 9 VirajYadav
  17. 17. National Cyber OlympiadTop 100 at International Level:Grade 3 Sakshi Singhal, Manas Bhati, ShreyaVenkatGrade 4 Sahil KuchlousGrade 7 Tarang Shah, Sahiti Pingali, Rohit RayappareddyGrade 9 VirajYadav
  18. 18. National Science OlympiadTop 100 at State Level:Grade 3 Manas BhatiGrade 4 MaanasiVinay NairGrade 5 Yash Poddar, Paul FrancisGrade 6 Mukul KhandvalGrade 7 Rishub Poddar, Dhruv Bhatia, Tarang ShahGrade 9 Sridhar Prabhu
  19. 19. International Math OlympiadTop 100 at State Level:Grade 3 Pranav Puranam, Manas Bhati,AkshamToshniwal, Kian Jagtiani,Grade 4 Sahil Kuchlous, ManasiVinay Nair,Ankit BisainGrade 5 Yash Poddar, Shakunthala Sadhu, Paul FrancisGrade 7Rishub Podddar, Dhruv Bhatia,Tarang Shah, Mukund Jayaram, IshiTripathiGrade 9 VirajYadav, Nihal George
  20. 20. International Math OlympiadTop 100 at International Level:Grade 3 AkshamToshniwalGrade 4 Ankit BisainTo view further details about the Olympiads click: http://www.sofworld.org/
  21. 21. International English OlympiadTop 100 at State Level:Grade 3ShreyaVenkat,VaishnaviVasishta, Sammyo Roychowdhury,AditiNarayan KhandavilliGrade 4Sahil Kuchlous, Ankit Bhasin, DivyaVishwanath, Nikhil Niranjan,JoelTony, Kaveri Parekh,Tanvi Gorthi, Aditi RajuGrade 5 Paul FrancisGrade 6Ritu Alapat,AayushVarghese, Khushi Soni, Sachin Kumar, RahulMenonGrade 7 Sahithi Pingali, Jayanth ArvindhGrade 8 Dinindu Kolongahapitiya, Pranav Guntunur, Megha G SrinivasGrade 9 Nitin Suryadevara, KeyaVishwanathan,Arincheyan G
  22. 22. Stand out Achievements in theInternational OlympiadsCongrats to an Inventurer who ranked number 1 internationally in the Math Olympiad.Congrats also to our faculty who have supported this student with an acceleratedMath learning programme over the years. (Name of student withheld on parent’s request.)Tarang Shah ranked number 3 worldwide.Big congrats toTarang, the Shahs and the faculty!Tarang’s smile on learning about the results definitelydepicts a “Sony” moment!Check out his award winning entry for the Inventure/ NuVu design competition
  23. 23. Inventuring“Inventuring”: Our first week approach to classes, sets the tone and groundexpectations about what learning is: a hands on, experiential activity based process.The idea is to get students to THINK – to brainstorm, utilize creativity, and worksuccessfully and harmoniously in groups, to bond with each other, the faculty andnature, in the process. Read more…Watch video, Photo Gallery
  24. 24. Theme based approach tolearning at Primary School• Science, EVS, Social Studies, Art, Math, English,Dance, Music, Drama, and Physical Education are allinterwoven to make the Theme relevant andholistic based on the CIE and CISCE guidelines.• Students move from theme to theme understandingand experiencing concepts through activities thatnurture their Multiple intelligences in consonancewith Bloom’s Taxonomy. Watch Howard Gardner’svisit to Inventure Academy• Themes covered this year include “Unity inDiversity” and “How Things Work”.Bloom’s Taxonomy
  25. 25. Celebration of Learning• Inventurers showcased and celebrated their learning through the term via term endpresentations• Every student participated• Students explored sounds and created their own band through home-growninstruments• Depicted the Solar System through a play• Other experiments showcased the Functionality of the Human Body and theRotation of the Earth around the Sun
  26. 26. Reading and WritingProgrammeRoald Dahl Week Celebrations:To celebrate the life and work of Roald Dahl, the studentsat Inventure lost themselves in Roald Dahl’s strange newworld. The children took part in a range of activities ...Read more…Click here for Photo Gallery
  27. 27. Young Writers @InventureAcademyBuilding on the start we made last year, Inventurers explored different genres todevelop their creativity in order to evolve into more mature writers. Our faculty haveadopted the Writing workshop methodology of Dr. Lucy Calkins, Founder Director,Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.Click to watch the following videos: Video 1, Video II, Video IIISome of the books writtenby the students have beenconverted into Flipbooks.Take a look!
  28. 28. Science Exhibition• Students presented the working models of their projects based on their classroomlearning• Students showcased their projects as concrete examples of conceptual learning• It was a culmination of skills and understanding gained by students during the year• Students were able to research topics, plan and synthesize their ideas into concretemodels and were able to share their knowledge with othersClick here for Photo Gallery
  29. 29. Social Studies Exhibition• High on spirit and hope that nature and its journey would one day conquersciences, the Social Studies Department launched Mission Antarctica (Geography)and the Inventure Coliseum (History)!• Students created a 3 D model of Antarctica, the frozen landscape with all thegeographical features and the infamous Vostok Lake• Grade 6 worked on the Inventure Coliseum, which was a daunting task and becamethe sole focus of the 6th graders. Click here for Photo Gallery
  30. 30. Mathematics Exhibition• A huge model of Pascal’s Triangle welcomed theaudience who were then taken through “mindgoggling” optical Illusions into the beautiful world ofshapes• More than 10 theorems were proved with the help ofpractical models• Napier’s bones showed an alternate way of calculationof products and quotients of numbers based on ArabTheorems and Lattice Multiplication• Interesting games and puzzles lent a dimension of fun,while two robots created by the students of Grade 8did the calculation of Area of Cylinder & SphereClick here for Photo Gallery
  31. 31. DEAR WeekDEAR Week: Drop Everything and Read wascelebrated by the Department of English of InventureAcademy. Everyday for a week, teachers and studentsstopped what they were doing and read for twentyminutes. Read more…Click here for Photo Gallery
  32. 32. Library WeekLibrary Week - Aimed at promoting the school library which was recentlyexpanded and re-organised. Some of the activities were, ‘Tell-a-Story’, My Picture Story,Make a Bookmark, Write a Story, etc. Read more…
  33. 33. Some Additional LearningActivities…• Annual French food festival aimed at discoveringFrench food. Read more..• Field Trip- Places of Worship: The objective wasto help students appreciate and be sensitive to amultitude of faiths. Read more..• Times NIE News Makers’ Meet 2012-13:Student journalists attended a mock pressconference to get a better understanding on issuesfaced by our city. Read more…
  34. 34. Student DevelopmentWorkshopsThese are workshops led by the Psychology Department to enhance studyskills across middle and senior school. Some of the workshops held were:• Study skills across grades 5 -12• “Making Choices” – a workshop by Dr. Lakshmi Sankaran, on riskybehaviours• “Self Esteemed Building” – a workshop for grades 9 & 10
  35. 35. Milestones at Inventure
  36. 36. Awards Day: A Celebration ofExcellence across a range ofareas of LearningThe toppers of the Board exams were felicitatedand awarded Gold medals.Awardees:IGCSE 2011 – Mihir BhaskarA Levels 2011 – Abhilash Govindan NairICSE 2012 – Dipali J BajajISC 2012 – Aashna RaoAs for the Excellence Awards, a total of2450 Awards were conferred on thebasis of achievements across 16 categoriesmaking it truly inclusive.Read more…Mihir Bhaskar Abhilash Govindan NairDipali J Bajaj Aashna Rao
  37. 37. Investiture Ceremony• The Investiture ceremony was an opportunity for the newly elected StudentCouncil to pledge their solidarity, loyalty and devotion to Inventure Academy.• The Chief Guest on the occasion was Justice Santosh Hegde.Read more…Click here for Photo Gallery
  38. 38. Inventure Academy ModelUnited Nations (INMUN)INMUN 2012 simulated proceedings of the SecurityCouncil and SPECPOL on the following topics:• Human Trafficking• A Nuclear-Free Middle East• The Arab Spring• Standards for InterventionInventure student delegates did an exemplary job andthey were awarded in the following categories:• Best Delegate award- Namrata Ramesh, Anish Dutta,Tanish Kharab• Hon. Delegate-Tanuj Lalwani, Siddharth Saxena, AhikkaHarlalka• Best Position Paper- Namrata Ramesh, Tanuj Lalwani Click here for Photo Gallery
  39. 39. Independence DayIndependence day was resplendent with colour, festivity, celebration and nationalpride. There was an overwhelming feeling of unity that became stronger with eachperformance of the day. Ashwin Mahesh, our chief guest, was recently recognized byWired magazine as one of the 50 people who will change the world.Read more..Click here for Photo Gallery
  40. 40. Graduation Dayof the Class of 2013• Inventure Academy celebrated the Graduation Day of its third Graduating Class.• It also marked a time of celebration for the 40 10th Graders moving up to the11th Grade and the final two years of their high school studies. Read more…Click here for Photo gallery
  41. 41. Inter House Sports 2012-13• Annual Sports Day was held over two days. The chief guests who graced the eventsover the two days were, Mr. Zeeshan Ali (current Inventure Academy and IndianDavis cup coach!), Mr. Suraj Narredu (ace horse racing jockey!)• Inter house events have also been held for swimming, tennis, table tennis,basketball, and soccer Read more…• Photo Gallery: Kindergarten 2012, Primary School 2012, Senior School 2012 (PartI), Senior School 2012 (Part II)
  42. 42. Inventure Sports Fest 2013Inventure Academy inaugurated its first Inter-School Sports Fest amidst muchexcitement and fanfare. The chief guests who graced the events over the four daysincluded all time Indian greats: Ms. Ashwini Nachappa, Ms. Reeth Abraham and Mr.Zeeshan Ali. Inventure won the overall championship. Read more…
  43. 43. Tournament of Minds• Tournament of Minds (TOM) - our cultural tournament was conducted over thecourse of the academic year• Inventureres representing their respective houses competed with each other inareas like music, dance, theatre, debate, quiz, art, and public speaking• This year’s champions were the Inventors. Good reversal of fortunes from SportsDay!• The tournament provides an opportunity for our students to showcase their talentsand skills and make valuable contributions to their houses
  44. 44. Beyond Academics &WiderWorld
  45. 45. Student Leadership Camp• The Student Leadership Camp was conducted by INME & the Inventure StudentCouncil Advisory Team• Leadership games and activities were conducted to build on students’ inter andintra-personal, communication, decision making, planning and execution skillsStudent Quotes:Tejas Rao (10 IG) Venturers Captain – “The Camp increased my confidence as aleader and brought me closer to the other student council members.”Nakul Jajoo (11 AS) Sports Captain – “I felt that this camp helped me think wiselyabout the decisions I would make as a leader.”Duruvan Saravanan (11 AS) School Captain – “The Leadership programme helpedme realize the importance of planning and strategizing before a task. The workshop wascritical in helping me understand the essence of leadership.”
  46. 46. Young EntrepreneursChallenge (YEC)• Groups of senior school students submitted business proposals to maximizerevenue and facilitate wider world learning• Our young entrepreneurs ran various stalls (food, games, green team products,etc.) on Sports Day, putting theory into practice• Total sales during the YEC was close to Rs 1.1 lakhs with a profit of Rs. 82k. TheGrade 12 Food Stall earned the maximum sales• The proceeds were earmarked towards our Community Outreach programme
  47. 47. Community OutreachInventure Academy community:• Supported Parikrma Humanity Foundation.• Implemented programmes to improvelearning outcomes at government schools.• Developed interpersonal skills of Inventurestudents.• Parent volunteers (Preeti Chauhan, ShashiSadhu & Vineeta Benedict ) were proactivelyinvolved in teaching English.• Formally adopted three schools:• GKHPS Handenahalli• GKHPS Thigala Choudadena Halli (TC Halli)• GULPS Dommasandra …. and worked withfour other schools, as well.Read more…Click here to watch a parent videoreport on volunteering at the Habba
  48. 48. Environment Programme atInventure AcademyInventure Academy in collaboration with ECOSLATE & Peer Water Exchange (Vallari& Rajesh Shah, Inventure Parents) worked on creating awareness on environmentrelated challenges and solutions. Areas included waste segregation and disposal,recycling of paper, organic gardening, water management, etc. Read more…
  49. 49. ‘Save the Tiger’ Campaign• As the part of the environment sensitizationprogramme at school, the Grade 4 studentsdecided to adopt a Tiger at Bannerghatta.• Students printed and marketed a calendar withtheir sketches aimed at raising more awarenessabout the campaign and funds. A thousandcopies have been sold by our students. (youmay well own one!). Have raised Rs. 1.7 lakh,enough to adopt a tiger for two years(matched by a contribution from Inventure).• Pledged to adopt one tiger (named “InventureParker”) every year at the BannerghattaNational Park. Read more…• Click here to read the Article covered in DeccanChronicle
  50. 50. Sampling of the Field Trips-KGand Primary School• Gerry Martin’s Farm• The Hippo Campus• Bannerghatta National Park• Places of Worship (Gurudwara, SomeshwaraTemple, Church and Mosque) Read more…• Christ University (to see the paper recycling plantSUPW Project)• Vishweshwaraiah Museum
  51. 51. Sampling of Field Trips-Middleand Senior School• Nehru Planetarium• Butterfly Park• Indian Institute of Horticultural Research• Freedom Park (Waste Management Exhibition)• Bangalore Palace• Watched Life of Pi & The Hobbit. Followed it up with enrichment activities thathelped see how a novel is transposed into another medium. Genres of writing wereexplored. Discussion on setting & mood were discussed.
  52. 52. PODS & Study / Life SkillsProgrammesAt Inventure Academy, 360˚ learning is whatwe are all about. PODs are special interestgroups that meet once a week bringingtogether students of similar interests.• PODs offered included : Art Pod, MusicPod, Media Pod, Environment Pod, MUNPod, Dance Pod, Needlecraft Pod,Robotics and Events Pod. Read more..• Age - appropriate In - house life and studyskill programmesRead more…
  53. 53. Inter - School Events - ModelUnited Nations (MUN) &Debates• International Harvard MUN, Hyderabad - 11students participated. Team did exceedingly well(given there were 100’s of competitors). Finishedfourth in two committees: Manasi Rao (Grade 10)and Tejas Rao (Grade 10) Read more…• National Law School Debate - Rhea Nath(Grade 11) Shraddha Nair (Grade 11) andSudarshan Madhavan (Grade 12) were declared asthe top speakers• TISB MUN - Manasi Rao (Grade 10) won the BestDelegate Award
  54. 54. Inter school events –“Out of the Box”• Mallya Aditi International School hosted aninter-school fest “Out of the Box”.• Inventure Academy bagged the 1st & 2nd prizein Twitterature and the 2nd prize in the Addesign contest:– 1st Prize : Rhea Nath 11 AS (Twitterature)– 2nd prize : Radhika Malaviya 11 AS(Twitterature)– 2nd prize: Nitya Basarur 11 ISC, ShraddhaNair11 AS, Sanjali Menon 11 ISC (Addesign)Read more…
  55. 55. Ayush Sharma ofgrade 2 won atrophy for his artwork, which washosted by 3 Peel ,an NGO, at UBCityInter - School EventsART: 3 Peel CompetitionSupriya Barua and Disha Bhadury of grade 8,Thavinya Udagedara of grade 7 and ShreyaMittal of grade 2, were adjudged “TalentedArtists” in the competition.
  56. 56. Inter-School Events• First Lego League (FLL) Challenge - based on a real-world scientific topic.Inventurers were led by Ajay Bakre (Inventure parent). We stood 7th among the 16participating schools• Volksfiesta -Interschool Competition at Deen’s Academy:– Robotics Competition won 2nd place– Inventure Academy got the ‘Best Participation School Award’– Swimming competition won 1 Gold Medal, 10 Silver Medals & 5 BronzeMedals• Gen X – Inter School Football Tournament 2012- Inventure Academy wonthe U-15 football match & were runners-up in the U-17 football match; Player ofthe Tournament -Tejveer Rekhi; Top Goal Scorer of the Tournament(U-17)-NirvairNair; Best Goal Keeper of the Tournament-Dhruv Suvarna Read more..
  57. 57. Inter School / ClubCompetitions• The 46th International Children’s Games, South Korea: Tejveer Singh Rekhi& Nihaal Peter George represented India at the 46th International Children’sGames (Children’s Olympics) in Daegu, South Korea Read more..• HeadStart Friendship Games: Inventure Academy won the U-15 Girls footballmatch & were runners-up in the U-12 Boys football match Read more..• JASE Cup: Interschool Sports Fest held in Jain International School: Inventure wonnumerous medals across Athletics, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, etc. Read more..• Equality Cup 2012 – Parikrma National Champions League: Nirvair Nair(Inventure Academy) was awarded Player of the Tournament. Inventure made it tothe semi-finals Read more..
  58. 58. Sports Achievements• Sailing Champ: Vir Menon (Grade 9), wasawarded with India Positive Awards by CNN-IBNfor becoming the youngest Indian sailor to havequalified into Gold Fleet of Laser 4.7 Worlds. Healso won gold at one of the most prestigiousinternational meets Read more..• Tennis Champ: Adil Kalyanpur (Grade 7), India’snumber 1 U-12 tennis player. Won 5 All Indianational ranking singles titles, 1 doubles title and 4runner up trophies…an impressive count in all! Readmore..
  59. 59. Sports Achievements● Karate Champ : Samara Varghese (Grade 1), came3rd in the District Level Karate Championship, conductedby Shitoku-Kai Karate Do India. Read More..● Golf Champ: Ahaan Bharadwaj (Grade 10),and Tia Motamary Chowdhary, Grade 4 C won theIndian Golf Union South Zone Order of Merit2011. Read more…● Nikhil Niranjan (BuddingTennisChamp): Won 2nd position in the U- 10category and was a Quarter finalist in theU12 category at the 29th Annual JuniorTriangular TennisTournament held in Chennai.Read more…
  60. 60. All India Inter School SportsChamps (TAISI)Sixteen schools across India participated in the meet. Inventure Academy wonthe Champions Trophy; the events included Track & Field, Soccer, Basketball,Tennis and Swimming. Read more..
  61. 61. Career Guidance & CollegePlacementsRamesh Hariharan, Vice Principal & College Counselor provided hands on, one on onecounseling to our students• Pathfinder (Workwise) career guidance evaluation was administered to all 10th and11th grade students• College placement counseling – Univariety, Singapore conducted regular workshopsand one on one sessions in person and online• Regular visits were made by institutes of higher learning to Inventure, e.g. TrinityCollege, Dublin, University of Waterloo, Denison University, Sarah Lawrence,National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University to name a few• Two week internships for grade 11 students were conducted
  62. 62. Placements – some of theeducational institutions Inventurers havebeen offered admission at
  63. 63. Inventure / INME OutboundTripsThe trips form an integral part of the total Inventure learning experience. They areaimed at developing life skills and providing more exposure to all that India has tooffer. Inventure faculty utilizes feedback on every participant and grade to furtherenrich learning.Read students’ experiences: Grade 7 outbound trip to Uroli: The hilly hamlet of Uttaranchal, MyExperience on the Outbound trip by Kaveri Parekh, 4 days away from home, ‘My Outbound trip to Coorg’ byJoel Tony, Fourth graders Aditi and Aryan share their Outbound trip experiences to CoorgSelect comments from INME Chief reports on : Part 1, Part 2Photo Gallery: Grade 11, Grade 10, Grade 9, Grade 8, Grade 7, Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 4
  64. 64. Some of our Guest Lectures• Dr. Shekhar Sheshadri, a leading psychiatrist fromNIMHANS, held two life skill workshops for our seniorstudents and parents. Read more…• Astad Deboo & his troop performed at Inventure Academy.Click here to watch the performance• Samarth Nagarkar’s session on classicalIndian Music. Provided insights into Hindustaniclassical music. Read more..
  65. 65. Some of our Guest Lectures• Interactive session with Justice SantoshHegde: a former Justice of the Supreme Court OfIndia, Justice Hegde graced the InvestitureCeremony of Inventure Academy as the ChiefGuest. Read more..Click to view Justice Santosh Hegde@InventureAcademy• Robotics Pod: Mr. Aravind, an engineering studentand an intern at Yahoo India, came to share hisskills in robotics design with students of theRobotics Pod. Read more..• Ashwin Mahesh:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqbgeUjw5tM
  66. 66. Some of our Guest Lectures –Inventure Parents• Seemantini Godbole: Electricity• Anna Giske Madan: conducted Life Skills Classes for Primary School• Sandhya Oza, Sobhanna Ramani, Mridula Tiwari, Preeta Duttaand Preeti Chauhan: Food & Hygiene• Shivani Nair: Yoga• Sameed Mudbidri & Nitin Panchmal: Business Studies &Entrepreneurship
  67. 67. Faculty Development &Incentives
  68. 68. Faculty Development &Incentives• Inventure orientation, culture and team building – INME & In-house for entire team• Heads of Department & leadership training – INME• Touchstone, a year long teacher training programme conducted by TeacherTraining Foundation (TTF). 27 faculty members attended this• Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers & Trainers(CIDTT), TTF for selectfaculty• Cambridge International Primary programme (CIPP) for Math, Science & English –conducted by CIE. Attended by Primary school teachers
  69. 69. • Check point – CIE. Attended by middle school Math, Science & English faculty• ICSE, IGCSE & AS/A Subject training for senior school faculty – conducted by CIE• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy level 1 certificate course – conducted by CareInstitute of Behavioural sciences & Sensory teacher training attended by learning labteam and student counsellors• Weekly writing program Skype sessions for primary teachers with certified TeacherTrainer, Columbia UniversityFaculty Development &Incentives
  70. 70. Faculty Development &IncentivesA fully accountable 360° appraisal process is in place at Inventure Academy.• Team members are encouraged to take responsibility for their own personal andprofessional development, mentored and coached by Inventure leadership & INME.• Satisfaction surveys from students and parents are a part of the appraisal process• Feedback from surveys and appraisals are communicated to concerned stakeholdersand incorporated into professional/personal development strategies• Leadership opportunities are provided by way of committees, event management,subject departments.
  71. 71. Faculty Development &IncentivesInventure Academy’s goal is to nurture faculty retention and loyalty. As a non-profitInstitution working to build a learning community, one of our innovative incentivesfor faculty is the “Employee Sharing and Opportunity plan”(ESOP) Programme.• A specified portion of fees is earmarked annually for distribution amongst teammembers, subject to serving a minimum period of a pre-determined number ofyears• Leadership and development opportunities to head committees. (eg. Outreach,Environment, etc.)• Faculty outings, including visits to Spas and some of Bangalore’s best restaurants• Education fee for two faculty children waived
  72. 72. Other Key Achievements• Inventure was included in the CambridgeUniversity’s, “The Guide to Excellence 2012Edition” – Global Education & Opportunities• Ms. Mallika Sen - Principal’s Award, “InclusiveEducation”, Brindavan Education Centre• Nischal Nadhamuni – achieved a perfectscore in SAT Read more……. Speaking of which did you know that our Principal, Mallika Sen, was therecipient of the President’s award for the best teacher in 2002?
  73. 73. Inventure Academy in theNews (click here to view newsroom)
  74. 74. Join us Online!We invite you to post your comments… all you have to do is log onto :http://www.inventureacademy.com/blog/Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/InventureAcademyFollow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/InventureK12Subscribe to our official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/InventureAcademy1If you wish to share additional photos, articles and videos with the rest of thecommunity email us:mediapod@inventureacademy.com
  75. 75. Thank you!
  76. 76. Annexure – 1(PODs description)• Arts POD – Made wall hanging using african folk art, reproduced artists paintings,made worli art designs• Music POD – Learnt major and Minor Chords, scales and dynamics of songs, theyformed a school choir• Needlecraft – Learnt various types of stiches and also using these stiches madedesigns on Pillows covers & Handkerchiefs. egs. Stem stitch, chain stitch & SatinStitch etc• Robotics – Assembled and programmed a ROBOT and demonstrated theROBOT in the school assembly. Some students also took part in inter-schoolRobotic Competitions like First Lego League (FLO), stood second place in theROBOCON competition organised by DEEN’s Academy
  77. 77. Annexure – 1(PODs description cont.)• Media POD – The learnt how to make reports, conduct Interviews, shot picturesof different events at School and also learnt to design cover pages for documentsusing MS office Tools• Environment POD – made articles by recycling waste products, helped in theselling of Compost which is made out school’s kitchen waste• Dance POD – learnt different styles of dance like – practiced Bollywood, Jazz,and learnt Broadway Jazz• Events POD – where the students helped all the school in setting/hosting theevents (making backdrop, props, designing the invite)• MUN POD organized a MOCK INMUN and took part in Harvard MUN. Some ofthe members of this POD also participated in the NLSIU DebateBack to PODs

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