STAFF TRAINING by Ms.Madhuvizhi : June 30
“BEING AT YOUR BEST.” A workshop that helps teachers to come out with their best was held in QMIS premises on 30th June. The session started in a fine afternoon at 01:30 pm. Ms. Madhuvizhli started interestingly by asking teachers to recollect what was done in the previous day. All the teachers were engrossed themselves in recapitulating the previous day work. Then she asked teachers to write a positive comment about the members in the peer group, which was really an interesting activity.
Fire Safety and Disaster Management : July 11
Tuesday the 11th July 2017 will be an unforgettable day for the students of grades 6-12 and the staff members in a unique way. That is when they were given simulated training on fire safety and disaster management as Safety doesn’t happen by accident. As per the safety operating systems of the international safety manual, periodical safety drills play an important role in inculcating right actions rather than reactions during disasters and emergency situations.
First Aid & Safety : July 3
“Safety First and Safety Always” To imbibe this value in the minds of students as well as staff both academics and non academics, a First Aid training workshop was conducted on 03.07.2017. The work shop started by 10 am and went on till 4pm. Mr Siluvai Mani and Jawahar Lal from St. John Ambulance association, a worldwide organization and the sister concern of Red Cross did empower the children on the topic “First Aid”.
Schooler App Orientation : July 1
“New Avenue, New Path” The word “New” captivates the mind of both old & new, young generation. A new “Schooler app orientation” program was introduced by QMIS in its premises for the benefit of the parents on 01.07.17. A group of 62 parents thronged the premises of QMIS in the morning. The usage and benefits of this new application was clearly explained by our Faculty members Ms Shalini, Ms Fathima, Ms Anita, Ms Archana, Ms Shajitha and Mr Raja.
Ramzan Celebration : June 24
“Empty your stomach to feed your soul” The end of the holy month of forgiveness and blessings marks the holy Eid Festival. On 24th June 2017, we at Queen Mira International School celebrated Ramzan with all its elegance and spirituality. This celebration started with a humble note to God to thank him for whatever he has blessed us with. Ms Kalpana Karthik, Vice Principal welcomed the gathering.
Swearing in Ceremony : June 23
“Leadership is about being of service to others, not being served by others. Be a mentor, not a boss.” Queen Mira International School marches with the vision of educating the leaders of tomorrow who will change the way the world lives, learns and works. As an initiative to sharpen up the leadership qualities in a student, QMIS selects a Prefectorial body every year. Students from Grade 8, 9 & 11 were allowed to nominate themselves for the post of Head boy, Head Girl, House Captains and Vice – Captains. The prefectorial selection panel had conducted a series of activities like spot talks, situational solutions and team building activities, through which the contestant’s communication skills, problem solving skills, planning and execution skills were assessed.
Blood Donation Camp
“A Single pint can save three lives; a single gesture can create a million smiles.” Every day blood transfusions take place that saves lives of many people all over the World. Donating blood is good for the health of donors as well as those who need it. It is important to know that human blood cannot be manufactured, people are the only source of it and that is why it is important to donate blood and help those in need.
STAFF TRAINING by SLT : June 10
If you don’t know, learn. If you already know, apply. If you know and have applied, improve.It is said, “Being a teacher is not a service, profession or a job. They are the pillars of the society.” We at Queen Mira International School believe that such pillars should be strengthened. So every year there are many training sessions for the teachers, right from academics to motivational sessions. As a part of this year’s training session, on 10th of June, teachers were briefed upon the Vision and Mission of the school by the Principal Ms Sujatha Guptan. Knowing the vision of the school is very much essential for a teacher as vision without action is merely a dream.
Q’s Sports Complex was inaugurated on Day 1 of Sangamam by Mr. Saumil Majmudar on 10.01.17. The Management along with Q’s Physical Education Department had planned for 3 nights of FLOODLIGHT matches from 08.05.17 to 10.05.17.
Summer Splash II, the 10 days of fun and enjoyment started on May 1st 2017and went on till 10th of May. This was for the children to introduce themselves to them, so that they turn into capable and confident individuals. There were three main categories based on their age. Under each category there were 3 groups, of which children had to choose one from each group.Day 10 Day 9 Day 8 Day 7 Day 6 Day 5 Day 4 Day 3 Day 2 Day 1 Read More
French Teacher's Workshop
In collaboration with Queen Mira International School, the Workshop for French Teachers was organized by the Embassy of France in India/ Institut Français en Inde and IATF (Indian Association of Teachers of French) on 28th and 29th April 2017.
Taekwondo Guinness Record
The largest Taekwondo Display was organized on 30.04.17 at various locations, as an attempt for the Guinness World record by Madurai Taekwondo Academy.
Parent Teachers Conference - 2
Parent Teacher Conference is a short meeting between the parents and the teachers to discuss about the child’s progress in school.
Parent Teachers Conference - 1
An effective Partnership of a Parent – Teacher can make a vast difference in the child’s education. To refine the child’s individual learning plan and to bring out the best in the child, attending the Parent Teacher Conference is one golden opportunity given. PTC Phase 1 for Kg 1, KG 2, Grades 1,2,7,8 and 9 was held on 15.04.17.
In House Laureates
Queen Mira International School follows the traditional House System. There are four houses. The houses serve as a platform for the students to exhibit their skill in various activities. Inter house matches are held throughout the year, a multitude of activities such as singing, dance, painting and many more competitions are held to encourage the spirit of Competition among the houses.
“Farewell is not to say good bye, but to take extended leaves of absences from each other.” As we all move from one phase of life to another, we often look back at least once and assess what it is we leave behind. And what we see is
STAFF DINNER - 24.03.17
Queen Mira International school held its Annual Staff dinner on Friday, 24th March, 2017, in appreciation of its employees’ hard work and efforts throughout 2017. The event started at 06.30 pm
GRAND PARENT'S DAY
To honour such Grandparents we at QMIS planned for a Grandparent’s day on 11.03.17. The day was arranged with pomp and grandeur. Games were planned with all necessary arrangements to engage the Grandpas and Grandmas.
GRADE X -THANKS GIVING DAY
Students of Grade X assembled at the Courtyard on 04.03.17 at 6.30 pm for Thanksgiving day . The evening started with a prayer song, following which the Principal Ms. Sujatha Guptan welcomed the students.
Open House Meeting
Open House Meeting is one such opportunity given to the parents of new students admitted in this academic year 2016 -17. This was scheduled from 16th November to 15th December to observe the daily routine that is happing inside the class room so that they get a clear knowledge that their ward is in an activity based learning environment.
SUPER FAMILY- GRADES 1 AND 2
The greatest memories in life are your family’s memories, the time that you’re with them and proud to be happy because of their love. In order to create such memories to the children, QMIS hosted Super Family on 25.02.17.
Sangamam 2016 – ’17 – An Amalgamation of Arts
Queen Mira International School celebrated its 6 th Annual day celebration on the 10 th and 13 th of January 2017 with all its exceptionality and it turned out to be yet another triumphant episode in QMIS’s History. The two days programme distinctly manifested the harmony that prevailed within the mighty Management, the Charismatic Principal, the passionate teachers and the amiable and diligent students.
Republic Day Celebrations
Republic Day represents the true spirit of the independent India. The 68th Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur on 26th January 2017. To mark the importance of this day the flag was hoisted by the Principal Ms. Sujatha Guptan.
Christmas Celebration – 23.12.16
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. In order to spread joy and happiness, Christmas was celebrated at QMIS on 23rd December from 10 am to 12:30 pm.
A Tribute to Dr.J.Jayalalitha
From a small girl of orthodox Brahmin Iyengar family to the Iron Lady of Tamil Nadu, her journey was not bed of Roses, but she rose to great heights having only her determination and courage as her companion. She was a woman of words and actions. Her words did earn a great respect as she had a command over her words. She was a woman of beauty and knowledge. Her loss is one which has created a huge vacuum in the heart of many.
Slumber Bash Grade 3
“Today’s beautiful moments are tomorrow’s wonderful memories.”
An event, signature of its kind, asserting that the QMIS is truly an international school, is the slumber bash organized for its kiddos.
Yes, it’s an overnight stay away from their parents. The practice makes their kids get away from the pampering of their parents; venturing in new environment, unfurling their imaginations. They group with their peers, letting their timidness to pass by.
CBSE Capacity Building Programme
One of the greatest challenges teachers face today in their profession is class room management . To make up this alarming challenge , the CBSE Board – Centre of Excellence , Cochi
organized a well – planned seminar on 25.11.16 and 26.11.16 at the QMIS premises at Western Musical Studio for all the Schools which come under the Chennai Zone. Ms. Sujatha Guptan with her pleasing address welcomed the gathering. This seminar focused upon VARK (Visual, Aural, Read / write and Kinesthetic ) Learning styles ,
Parent Teacher's Conference
The most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of Parents. We at QMIS strongly feel that parents and teachers should go hand in hand for molding the child in a better way. One such platform where the teachers and parents get to discuss about the child’s growth is the Parent Teachers’ Conference. The more and more parents involve themselves, the children would feel motivated.
GRADE-1 & 2 VISIT TO THE SUPER MARKET
Young or old, people always enjoy shopping. To enjoy independency in shopping, we QMIS decided to take the grade1 and 2 children to Reliance Super Market on 26th of November.
This was to make the children understand the value of money and to purchase what they like. The journey started sharp at 10.30 am. On the way the children were so excited and were with different queries as to what they can buy from the money brought?, Will the shopkeeper help them in buying the things? etc
The Little Emperors Season 2 Program Report
Queen Mira International School hosted “The Little Emperors Season 2”, an interschool KG event with all its pride for the innovative toddlers of the city, successfully for the second consecutive year on the 19th of November, 2016 in
the school premises.
The dawn of November 19, 2016 was a red carpet welcome for all the members of QMIS as the entire school was ready for welcoming the kindergarteners who confidently stepped into the campus with the fortitude of readiness to face their first competition in life’s race.
A Visit to Decathlon
Healthy day starts with a healthy body and a healthy mind. QMIS strongly believes in the practice of regular exercises. To inculcate the need of regular exercise through various sports, children from grade 3 to grade 7 visited Decathlon sports fest in Othakkadai, Madurai on 22nd of October. It was their first anniversary celebration
Cambridge Workshop Report
On 19th October 2016, Cambridge handling teachers underwent a day in session with a respectable trainer from EBEC, Mr.Satheesh.
INTERNATIONAL CHEF'S DAY REPORT
“A recipe has no soul. YOU as the cook must bring soul to the recipe”
With the objective to excite the kids about the importance of healthy eating , to teach them good eating habits and to impart basic home cooking skills to the students’ community the South India Culinary Association organised the International Chef’s Day on October 20, 2016 in our school premises between 10.30 and 1.00 pm. On account of this the following events were scheduled:
Navrathri and Vijayadhasami celebration
We at QMIS organized Navrathri celebration with Gaiety and Grandeur which did come to an end with the Vidyaramba and Aksharabhyasam on 11th October.
The ultimatum of the celebration is to propitiate Shakthi, the Goddess of power, to bestow upon men and women all wealth lusciousness, prosperity, knowledge and all other potent powers.
A visit to the historical monuments in Madurai
Field Trip to Thirumalai Naicker Mahal and Gandhi Museum.
The Trip to the historical places in Madurai on 24.9.2016 was a splendid experience for the grade 3 Students. 50 Students of grade 3 were accompanied by Ms.Sandhiya, Ms.Praveena, Ms.Gayathri, Ms.Mubeen and Ms.Akilamba. The children were filled with enthusiasm to visit these places. The first place of visit was Thirumalai Naicker Mahal which was built in 1636 by the King Thirumalai Naicker as his palace and ruled it for about 75 years. Our children were astonished looking at the magnificence of the palace, architecture and the 248 Pillars standing 58 feet high.
Slumber Bash Grade1
A Unique initiative by the QMIS Team to explore and fix the independency of Children
“The word of Mouth” about the slumber party happening at QMIS, has created a wave among the children. This curiosity of attending this party was evidently seen from grade I children. In order to make them experience this independency and enjoyment, Slumber Bash was organised for grade I children on 17th of September.
Slumber bash Grade 2
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves will make them successful human beings.”
To make such successful human beings, we at QMIS plan for slumber bash, where we train the child to be independent. Whatever concept the child grasps, it stays in their mind forever. So the feeling of Independency was taught to them so that they grow up as flourishing individuals.
Teachers’ Day Celebration
Great inventors and leaders are not born. They are motivated and inspired to do great things by great teachers like you!
On account of Teachers’ Day, a grand celebration took place on the 10th of September to make the teachers feel they are special and as a note of gratitude. This was organised by grade 11 students. The event marked its beginning with an invocation to God.
Trip to Old Age Home
Old Age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become extensive
Independence Day Celebration
“Freedom in the Mind, Faith in our words, Pride in our hearts and memories in our souls” , the 70 th year of Independence was celebrated at Queen Mira International School on 13.08.16 with style and Grandeur. Mr. R. Gurusamy, Deputy Superintendent of Police was the Chief Guest of honour. He graced the occasion with his valuable presence amidst his busy schedule. Mr. Gurusamy, DSP, Mr. C. Chandran, the Chairman of the school, Mr. Abinath Chandran, the Director and Ms. Sujatha, the Principal paid floral tribute to Sri Aurobindo, Mother Mira and Mrs. Jhansi Rani Chandran, Vice Chairman.
A Visit to the Handloom House
“We need handloom the same way we need the wisdom of our forefathers. As it percolates down the generations, to our children and theirs, it teaches us the value and the eternal beauty of culture and tradition”
The very word “Handloom” brings to our mind the image of our Father of Nation spinning the yarn. This industry has come a long way since then. In order to bring in awareness about this sector, which is the largest in terms of employment and meager in terms of monetary benefits, Grades 1 and 2 were taken on a field trip on 16.07.16 to Munichalai.
Swearing In Ceremony
“A Leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way!”
Queen Mira International School marches with the vision of educating the leaders of tomorrow who will change the way the world lives, learns and works believes that leaders are not born but made by dedication, determination, discipline and perseverance. As an initiation to hone the leadership quality among children, QMIS selects a prefectorial body every year. At QMIS, the Students are nominated to the Prefectorial Body headed by the School Head Boy and the Head Girl.
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in Life to celebrate”
Festivals at QMIS are celebrated with great passion and joy. At QMIS, religious festivals and celebrations have become an important way to teach children about how we can transform living with diversity, to something dignified, mutually respectful and worthwhile.
Grade 10 Orientation Report
“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents”
On the 18th of June 2016 Team QMIS organized an Academic Orientation session for the parents of grade 10. The session commenced with a prayer song followed by which our Principal, Ms. Sujatha Guptan welcomed the gathering. Ms. Sujatha happily announced the co-operation, involvement and dedication rendered by her team of teachers in bringing an average of 8.6 CGPA in the 2015-2016 batch of grade X.
Gift of Life: Blood Donation Camp’16
“If you donate money, you give food; if you donate blood, you give life”
Blood donation is one of the most significant contributions that a person can make towards the society. It is not harmful for an adult person to donate blood. The body of the donor can regenerate the blood within few days. It poses no threat to the metabolism of the body. Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures.
Summer Splash 2016
A week of summer camp is such a valuable experience for everyone. At QMIS, we view each day as a big deposit into the account of a child’s personal development, renewal and refreshment.
With this in view, “Summer Splash” was organised at our school premises for the students of KG2 to Grade 6 between 2 May and 12 May, 2016.
“People use the hours of the day differently. But, the way you spend your time determines the quality of your life.”
Taking up the role of shaping the future leaders, Queen Mira International School always looks in for a holistic development. The various clubs that function in QMIS is one of the initiatives for the same.
Edusparrow-Online School Software Orientation
“It takes both sides to build the bridge”
The strength of Queen Mira is in its people – the students, the faculty and the parents. We understand that support and encouragement from the people has been one of the reasons for the school’s success.
Imagine what you might experience, Explore the possibilities, and Discover what’s new in School!
Parent Teacher Conference Report
A child is like a butterfly in the wind. Some can fly higher than others, but each one flies the best it can.
Each one is different. Each one is Special. Each one is beautiful.
A special day for any child would be the day when the child receives appreciation from the teachers in front of the parents. One such occasion where the children as well as the parents are made to feel proud is the Parent Teacher Conference.
Play Group Teacher's Seminar
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
In Continuation with TLE (The Little Emperors), as per the request of most of the Play Group Schools, the management of QMIS had arranged for a Play Group Teachers' Seminar on Saturday, 26th March 2016. It was a Day-Long Work shop that was efficiently handled by Ms. Sujatha Gupthan, the Principal, Ms. Kalpana Karthik , the Asst. Vice Principal and Ms. Aysha Siddhika , the Coordinator.
Sports Valediction Day Report
Sports can create hope where once there was only despair.
It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.
It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination. - Nelson Mandela
Champions aren’t made in the gym. But they are from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, and a vision. We in Queen Mira International School have identified the dreams and visions of the children and have given them a platform to emerge as champions.
Visit to Aavin
“The more of learning is done visually”
As a part of education towards blooming entrepreneurs and leaders the children of grades 4 and 5 had a visit to the Aavin Industry in Madurai on the 13th of February 2016, with the objective of educating them on the concept of small scale industries and the large scale industries, milk products and the process of milk production.
Grade 8 Orientation Report
“The greatest things you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of freedom”
Things become easy when we put them into practise after attainment of a thorough insight about the same .With this golden phrase in mind; on the 30th of January 2016, Team QMIS organized an academic orientation session exclusively for the parents of current grade 8 who will be stepping into their grade 9 very shortly. The session began with a pious prayer song followed by a welcome address delivered by our Principal Ms.Sujatha Guptan
Staff Dinner Report
The Management of Queen Mira International School believes that “What really make an organization great are the people.” They have always been modest in giving the credit of success to the team, students and parents. Amidst the hectic schedules of the academic sessions it rightly struck the mind of the Management of QMIS to keep their staff amused with some mind boggling entertainment and a luscious treat for the taste buds.
It was on the 25th of January 2016 that a fantastic evening of Staff Dinner 2016 was organized in the school premises. The event started with a warm Welcome Address by our Human Resources Manager Ms Sheeba followed by a cordial welcome by our Principal Ms Sujatha Guptan. The Managing Director, Mr Abinath Chandran had also welcomed the gathering with his own tips for the team. We then had an enlightening speech given by our Chairman, Dr C.Chandran.
“Baking with your child is a great opportunity for special bonding time.”
Baking is a hands-on learning experience and a great way for kids to express themselves and enjoy their creations. Baking will stimulate the child’s senses of sight, taste, smell and texture. As a part of an experiential and essential teaching our budding bakers of grades 1 & 2 visited Puppy’s Bakery on Friday 8th January 2016.
Mom and Me Season 2
“Always my MOTHER , Forever My FRIEND”
Mom & Me Season 2 was celebrated with all its opulence and elegance on the 23rd of January, 2016 for the Mighty Moms and Charming children of the Primary Level (Grades 1 & 2). The delighted day began with a pious prayer song “God Will Make A Way …..” sung by the sweet chirpies of grades 3, 4 & 5. The gathering was welcomed by our Principal – Ms.Sujatha Guptan and the mothers were ready for their most treasured hours they were going to spend with their most prized possessions.
Pongal means boiling of rice in a pot. It is an authentic harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu and the other southern states. Queen Mira had always welcomed diversified cultures and traditions with a great pleasure and has always been a great podium of cultures, educating the students on reviving the traditions and importance of celebrating Festivals.
Christmas Day Celebration
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate”
Going by these words, QMIS always takes pride in celebrating festivals.
Christmas is not only celebration, but the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall and the genial flame of charity in the heart. In order to spread Joy and happiness, the students of grade 10 organized the Christmas celebration on 23rd of December. The event started with a short introduction and interaction with the students on Christmas and the story behind it.
Sangamam - 2015-16
Sangamam 15 –’16 – an amalgamation of arts….
Queen Mira International School celebrated its 5th Annual Day celebration on the 18th and 19th of December, 2015 with all its uniqueness and it turned out to be yet another victorious episode in QMIS’ history. The two days programme noticeably manifested the harmony that prevailed within the mighty management, the passionate principal, the tempestuous teachers and the charming and challenging students.
The Little Emperors - innovative rulers
November 21: Madurai, Queen Mira International School took up a celebratory whereabouts on the dawn and the campus was filled with the buzzing sounds of the little and innovative bees who were ready to compete with their counterpart. It was “The Little Emperors” event, where Kindergarten children of 54 schools in and around the temple town displayed a zealous performance and awestruck the audience. The event partnered with The Hindu & Team Chrysalis lured in an audience crowd of around 1500 members. The energetic and the responsible mentors were on their toes encouraging their little wards. The delightful day gave its kick off with the pious prayer song followed by a warming welcome dance of the host school that added beauty to the place . The humble inauguration began with the lighting of the kuthuvizhaku by the Parent representatives of the QMIS school.
Parent Teacher Conference 1 Phase 2
A very prime activity during every academic year of a school is Parent Teacher Conference. Studies have broadly proven that regular parent teacher conferences promote the Personal, Positive and Productive development of a child. This not only helps the child but also the parent in effective parenting. Queen Mira had conducted PTC1 Phase 2 for the Grades 2,3,6,7,9 & 10. Through this Parent teacher Conference the objective of the teachers communicating to the parents about their merits, areas to be improved and the appreciations was positively done.
Parent Teacher Conference Phase 1
Education is shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectation.
Researches have shown that parental involvement is the most important factor in a student’s success in school. We at Queen Mira International School always have our doors open for the parents. As it is the onset of Term II, it is the right time for the teachers and the parents to find out where exactly their child is and where his/her focus should be for the next term.
“Education is not the answer to the question. It is the means to answer to all the questions”.
Education is an important aspect of a culture. Most religions acknowledge this and make special provisions for the commencement of education. However understanding these ceremonies and performing the same with its real objective, QMIS always takes the eminent stand. The spiritual colour was added to the school on 22.10.15 as the Vijayadasami Pooja was performed with the tag of “Vidhyarambam” and followed by which “Akshara byasam “ ceremony was performed by the kindergarteners with their family members.
workshop of Microsoft Create to Inspire (MCTI)
Ms.Ananthi Jumbunathan and Ms.Malika Kather attended a workshop conducted by Microsoft Create to Inspire (MCTI)’ school programme at TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, TVS Nagar, Madurai on 13th October2015.This Phase 2 workshop was a follow up of Phase 1 workshop on the accomplishment of four activities namely “Turn Off, Save On”, “Design for environment”, “E-wareness”, and “Be a petitioner-For a Cause!”.Read More
Slumber Bash Celebration
“Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.”
As the quote goes, “To be in a child’s memory tomorrow, we have to be in their lives today”, we at QMIS take greatest effort in not only merely being in the child’s life but also in making it colorful. Slumber Bash is one activity that would have a long lasting impression giving them immense happiness.