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Shalom teams bag 15 medals in Global Round of World Scholar’s Cup at Kuala Lumpur Conventional Centre, Malaysia from 21st – 26th June, 2015

‘Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.’


TIt is indeed true that the starting point of all achievement is desire; with this confidence backed by the mentoring, guidance and blessings of their M.D ma’am, Shalom students of the junior and senior division participated with full vigour in the World Scholar’s Cup (Global Round) held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The World Scholar's Cup has attracted what it calls "a global community of future scholars and leaders", and allows participants to "discover strengths and skills you never knew you had." On 21st June 2015, the junior and senior students of Shalom Hills International School embarked on yet another journey of experience and growth for this tournament. They had to initially go through the Regional level wherein schools from across our country participated in large numbers for this tournament. There were students representing their schools both from the junior as well as senior divisions.
Founded by Daniel Berdichevsky, World Scholar Cup is best described as a celebration of learning. It’s not just any scholarly competition based only on academic knowledge, but rather the application of facts and current affairs in many forms such as debate and collaborative writing. The questions/topics put in the audio-visual and other rounds are very much application based, and require a working knowledge of the topics given. The themes, and the actual cut and thrust of the rounds leave you hungering for more, and also with a love for alpacas.

The bright and revved up students of Shalom Hills International School took part in all the four events in Global Round of the WSC held in Malaysia. There were 3000 scholars from over 50 countries, and it was the biggest Global Round organized till date. The opening Ceremony showcased the best Malaysian choir along with the scintillating track ‘Boundless’ by Burch. And upping the fun quotient, the Scavenger Hunt took place at the Kuala Lumpur Conventional Centre, which has been ranked as one of the tallest and most popular twin towers of the world standing high with the Petrona Towers.
The Scavenger hunt was all about teamwork. Teamwork skills really help because in the Hunt one is paired up with strangers - scholars one hasn’t met before, and one could be doing unbelievable tasks like dong about a 100 push ups, sell products at Candilicious, enact batman and much more. And of course, who can miss the Scholar’s Ball? This event, also called the nerd prom, is a community event in which scholars come together and dance the night away. This year at the Global round, the ball was held at the Grand Ballroom in the Kuala Lumpur Conventional Centre.
Our Shalom champs showed their ‘world class mettle’ as they did exceedingly well in Collaborative Round, Debate and also the audio-visual rounds. They very ably supported one another, complementing and supplementing each other’s individual forte to the fullest. No wonder that they were feted for their outstanding achievement as a team and Animesh Gupta, Raj Abbas Tulluri of Grade XI along with Avdhesh Vakil of class IX were conferred the gold medal for securing the 20th position in Collaborative Writing from among the top 100 shortlisted scholars. Yet another feather in the cap was Ritwik Gupta bagging three silver medals for his exceptional performance in the Scholar’s Challenge – History, Literature and Special Area making it to the 22nd position across the globe. Well, the Shalom Junior Team too proved that they too are a force to reckon with by all international standards and won a lot of accolades for their exuberant performance. Kenneth Lobo made the school and his team-mates proud by making it to the 50th position as one of the best debaters among the top 100 shortlisted scholars with a silver medal. Vedant Swain, our another bright junior made his way to bag a gold and a silver medal in two events; our star made it to the 12th position across the globe with his exceptional writing skills and was also felicitated with a silver medal for making it to the 25th position in the Scholar’s Challenge in History. Irin Chatterjee, Seher Bhatt and Divit Bhat of Grade VII were adorned each with a silver medal as one of the best debate teams standing at the 26th position. Irin Chatterjee also bagged a gold medal for her exceptional debating prowess making it to the 15th position. Our yet another contender, Vanshika Bharti was also felicitated with a silver medal for her exceptional writing making it to the 28th position across the globe. It was indeed a moment of pride for us as Vanshika Bharti represented our country INDIA and gave an electrifying Kathak performance which was appreciated with the audience cheering her with the chant “Go India Go”......

The closing ceremony was the coup de grace as a wonderful event like World Scholar Cup – Global Round had to finish off with a spectacular bang. The flag bearer march, with students from 50 countries taking part in it was a truly spell-binding spectacle.

Shalom students win laurels at global level in International Olympiads 2014-15

Knowledge and skills are lifelong assets and they are imperative for growth and progress in one’s career and professional life. International Olympiads challenge the knowledge of students in core subjects like Maths/Science/Computer, languages- English/Hindi/French and General Knowledge/Talent Hunt/ General Aptitude. The wide range of academically germane and powered questions stimulates the students to delve deeper into the course syllabus, test their proficiencies at the same time.

These competitions being of international standard and worth raise the benchmark of the school and the students by offering them exposure to world class avenues of competition. To ensure that its students pit their caliber against participants across the globe and thus discover how much they match up or excel in a competitive international environment, Shalom Hills International School grooms and trains its students to appear for International Olympiads like Silver Zone, Scientific Olympiad Foundation, Inter School Olympics (GenNext Organisation) Green Olympiad, and Commerce Olympiad every year.

International Olympiad Competition organized by Silver Zone was conducted in Shalom Hills International School in the month of December to test the competencies as well as proficiencies of the children in core subjects and GK and Talent Hunt. The students were prepared thoroughly and they appeared for the exams confidently. Out of more than 9000 schools all over the world that took part in the Olympiads, SHIS excelled globally and secured the 3rd position in International Olympiad of Science in their level –II examinations

The particulars of the students who secured 1-100 rank of International level-II examinations are as follows:

Subject

Name

Class

International Rank

English

Udyan Goyal

I

66

Ananya Pargal

IV

36

Rivea Bansal

IV

59

Srishti Sharma

V

61

Maths

K.A.Abhishek

III

99

Kush Mahajan

IV

74

Muskaan Mahajan

V

25

Srishti Sharma

V

78

Science

Kush Mahajan

IV

3

Krish Jain

IV

38

Muskaan Mahajan

V

37

C S Sruthi

VIII

56

Divyansh Sinha

XI

11

Anamika Gupta

XI

98

Computer

Sur Shobitha

I

71

Amlan Dash

I

97

GK

Himanshi Rao

V

98

Talent Hunt

Kaavya Aggarwal

I

11

Dhruv Shukla

II

4

Krish Ahuja

II

4

Ananya Pargal

IV

35

Amlan Dash

II

43

Rivea

II

89

Aditya Kumar

III

64

Gudipati Jitendra

III

64

Sanvi Nowal

IV

99

The list of students who scored 100% in English, Maths, Science and Talent Hunt will be receiving special awards from Olympiad Association is shown below:

Subject

Name

Class

International Rank

Maths

Srishti Sharma

V

100

English

Titiksha

I

100

Gargi Tejaswini

I

100

Udyan Goyal

I

100

Science

Divyansh Sinha

XI

100

Talent Hunt

Bhavyata Nikhara

II

100

Kaavya Aggarwal

I

100

Dhruv Shukla

II

100

Krish Ahuja

II

100


The following are the student’s who received medals for their merits in IOEL

S.No

Class

Student's Name

Winning Medal

1

1

Titiksha

Gold

2

1

Gargi Tejaswini

Gold

3

1

Udyan Goyal

Gold

4

2

Bhavyata Nikhara

Gold

5

3

Shivangi Monga

Gold

6

4

Sanvi Nowal

Gold

7

5

Manvita Rao

Gold

8

6

Kushagra Mishra

Gold

9

7

Neha Pattanaik

Gold

10

8

Aditya Chaki

Gold

11

9

Alyona Ranhotra

Gold

12

11

Divyansh Sinha

Gold

13

1

Yash Sharma

Silver

14

2

Hiral Gulati

Silver

15

3

Khushi

Silver

16

4

Ananya Pargal

Silver

17

5

Anusha Tageja

Silver

18

6

Tamarish Talukdar

Silver

19

7

Doyel Agrawal

Silver

20

8

C S Sruthi

Silver

21

9

Aarshi Ray

Silver

22

11

Tara Yadav

Silver

23

1

Dhun Gupta

Bronze

24

2

Aadit Gupta

Bronze

25

2

Sukriti Karkara

Bronze

26

3

Aditya Thakur

Bronze

27

3

Charvi

Bronze

28

4

Larissa Lobo

Bronze

29

5

Arihan Dikshit

Bronze

30

6

Shaurya Babbar

Bronze

31

7

Ananya Acharya

Bronze

32

8

Jas Keith

Bronze

33

11

Oindrilla Dutta Gupta

Bronze

The following are the student’s who received medals for their merits in IOM

S.No.

Class

Student's Name

Winning Medal

1

1

Tashi Saxena

Gold

2

1

Amisha Goyal

Gold

3

1

Riddhima Koka

Gold

4

1

Titiksha

Gold

5

1

Aditya Kumar

Gold

6

2

Bhavyata Nikhara

Gold

7

3

Shashwat Joglekar

Gold

8

4

Vedant Agarwal

Gold

9

5

Srishti Sharma

Gold

10

6

Bhavya Vashist

Gold

11

11

Abdus S. Hashmy

Gold

12

7

Bidushi Roy

Gold

13

8

Ritish

Gold

14

9

Shubhang Mishra

Gold

15

3

Mrigank Goel

Silver

16

4

Tanishqaa

Silver

17

5

Muskaan Mahajan

Silver

18

1

Shaurya Jain

Silver

19

2

Uday Modi

Silver

20

6

Kushagra Mishra

Silver

21

7

Neha Pattanaik

Silver

22

8

Rafey Ahmad

Silver

23

3

Vedant Jha

Bronze

24

4

Kush Mahajan

Bronze

25

1

Cheshta Barmy

Bronze

26

1

Arnav Agarwal

Bronze

27

1

Yashika

Bronze

28

2

Anindita Padhi

Bronze

29

5

Pranav Sharma

Bronze

30

6

Aniruddh Sharma

Bronze

31

7

Aadya Jain

Bronze

32

8

Aditya Chaki

Bronze

The following are the student’s who received medals for their merits in IOS

No.

Class

Student's Name

Winning Medal

1

1

Yash Sharma

Gold

2

2

Avni Bansal

Gold

3

3

K.A.Abhishek

Gold

4

4

Sanvi Nowal

Gold

5

5

Muskaan Mahajan

Gold

6

6

Ananay Gupta

Gold

7

7

Aadya Jain

Gold

8

8

C S Sruthi

Gold

9

9

Alyona Ranhotra

Gold

10

10

Arpit

Gold

11

11 A

Divyansh Sinha

Gold

12

1

Gudipati Jitendra

Silver

13

2

Dhanvi Bora

Silver

14

3

Khushi

Silver

15

4

Anjaneya

Silver

16

5

Anusha Tageja

Silver

17

6

Tamarish Talukdar

Silver

18

7

Rujul Srivastava

Silver

19

8

Aditya Chaki

Silver

20

9

Ayush Roy

Silver

21

1

Amlan Dash

Bronze

22

2

Ishaan Pandey

Bronze

23

3

Anshul Singh Rakwal

Bronze

24

4

Kush Mahajan

Bronze

25

5

Arihan Dikshit

Bronze

26

6

Anish Bhave

Bronze

27

7

Neha Pattanaik

Bronze

28

8

Pradyumn Aeron

Bronze

29

9

Yash Maurya

Bronze

The following are the student’s who received medals for their merits in IIO (Informatics)

No.

Class

Student's Name

Winning Medal

1

1

Tashi Saxena

Gold

2

1

Amlan Dash

Gold

3

1

Sur Shobitha

Gold

4

2

Dhanvi Bora

Gold

5

3

K.A.Abhishek

Gold

6

4

Rivea

Gold

7

6

Kushagra Mishra

Gold

8

5

Aadisha Chandel

Gold

9

8

Rafey Ahmad

Gold

10

9

Alyona Ranhotra

Gold

11

11A

Divyansh Sinha

Gold

12

1

Siddharth Gour

Silver

13

4

Anjaneya

Silver

14

2

Avni Bansal

Silver

15

3

Yashveer Singh Tomar

Silver

16

5

Arihan Dikshit

Silver

17

6

Irin Chatterjee

Silver

18

8

Pradyumn Aeron

Silver

19

11A

Oindrilla Dutta Gupta

Silver

20

1

Yuvraj Singh

Bronze

21

4

Aditya Sonvar

Bronze

22

2

Kumar Harsh Vardhan

Bronze

23

3

Aditya Thakur

Bronze

24

5

Himanshi Rao

Bronze

25

6

Tamarish Talukdar

Bronze

The following are the student’s who received medals for their merits in Hindi

No.

Class

Student's Name

Winning Medal

1

6

Chahat Gupta

Gold

2

7

Doyel Agarawal

Gold

3

8

Divya Sharma

Gold

4

9

Neha Yadav

Gold

5

7

Muskan

Silver

6

8

Upasana Sareen

Silver

7

9

Tanav Kumar Arya

Silver

8

7

Parul Yadav

Bronze

8

Nayanika Gangani

Bronze

9

9

Shruti

Bronze

The following are the student’s who received medals for their merits in French

No.

Class

Student's Name

Winning Medal

1

6

Shaurya Babbar

Gold

2

7

Aiman Ahmad

Gold

3

8

Aryan Gupta

Gold

4

6

Chakshu Karwal

Silver

5

7

Lishika Sahni

Silver

6

8

Rafey Ahmad

Silver

7

6

Piya Jolly

Bronze

8

7

Kenneth Lobo

Bronze

9

8

Aditya Chaki

Bronze

The following are the student’s who received medals for their merits in Smart Kid GK

No.

Class

Student's Name

Winning Medal

1

1

Diya

Gold

2

1

Titiksha

Gold

3

1

Lavanya

Gold

4

2

Dev Sehgal

Gold

5

3

Khushi

Gold

6

4

Viraj Yadav

Gold

7

5

Himanshi Rao

Gold

8

6

Kushagra Mishra

Gold

9

1

Siddharth Gour

Silver

10

2

Dhruv

Silver

11

3

Shivangi Monga

Silver

12

4

Sanvi Nowal

Silver

13

5

Harsimran Kaur Sodhi

Silver

14

6

Anish Bhave

Silver

15

1

Ekansh Agrawal

Bronze

16

2

Avni Bansal

Bronze

17

3

Adhij Vinocha

Bronze

18

4

Yuvraj Verma

Bronze

19

4

Ananya Pargal

Bronze

20

5

Anusha Tageja

Bronze

21

6

Shaurya Babbar

Bronze

The following are the student’s who received medals for their merits in Talent Hunt

No.

Class

Student's Name

Winning Medal

1

1

Kaavya Aggarwal

Gold

2

2

Dhruv Shukla

Gold

3

2

Krish Ahuja

Gold

4

3

Shivangi Monga

Gold

5

4

Ananya Pargal

Gold

6

5

Anusha Tageja

Gold

7

6

Tansha Jain

Gold

8

1

Amlan Dash

Silver

9

2

Avni Bansal

Silver

10

3

Adhij Vinocha

Silver

11

4

Rivea

Silver

12

5

Abhishek Chauhan

Silver

13

1

Aditya Kumar

Bronze

14

1

Gudipati Jitendra

Bronze

15

2

Bhavyata Nikhara

Bronze

16

3

Aditya Thakur

Bronze

17

4

Sanvi Nowal

Bronze

18

5

Aarush Yadav

Bronze

Green Olympiad is conducted by TERI along with Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India and United Nation Education, Science and cultural Organisation. The following are the meritorious students in Green Olympiad.

No.

Class

Student's Name

1

9

V.Yash

2

10

Aakriti Rana

3

10

Devansh Kapur

4

10

Kartik Patyal

Shalom students win gold and silver medals in Kshitij Kalashri Award 2014 for taking part in the 13th International Child Art Exhibition-2014

The artists from Grades I-XII wrought magic with their brush strokes and on The canvas when they took part in the 13th International Child Art Exhibition-2014. The entries made by Shalom participants were quite impressive depicting their immense talent and love towards Art.

Some of the brilliant drawings and greetings made by the Shalom artists won gold and silver medals in the Kshitij Kalashri Award 2014 ceremony.

Congratulations to the winners!

Painting
Smayana Shree Gold Medal C
Shreya Sharma Gold Medal D
Vanshika Negi Gold Medal D
Harshita Sharma Silver Medal B
Ananya Pargal Silver Medal C

Greeting
Mehak Saini Gold Medal B

Gold medal bagged by Ayman Rida of Grade X and Outstanding performance by Shalom team in World Scholars Cup - Global Round held in Singapore

  • Gold medal bagged by Ayman Rida of Grade X

Founded by Daniel Berdichevsky, World Scholar Cup is best described as a celebration of learning. It’s not just any scholarly competition based only on academic knowledge, but rather the application of facts and current affairs in many forms such as debate and collaborative writing. The questions/topics put in the audio-visual and other rounds are very much application based, and require a working knowledge of the topics given. The themes, and the actual cut and thrust of the rounds leave you hungering for more, and also with a love for alpacas.

Shining stars, an intrepid, talented and bright team of Abdus Samad Hashmy, Surya Iyer, Adit Arora, Ayman Rida, Panchali Nandy and Mahar Aulakh of Shalom Hills International School took part in all the four events in Global Round of the WSC held in Singapore in the last week of June’14. This event was one like no other: There were 800 teams, 2400 scholars from over 50 countries, and it was the biggest Global Round organized till date. Whether it was for the fabulous opening ceremony or the Scavenger Hunt that followed, all the scholars seemed to be in a ‘fun unlimited’ mode. And upping the ante of fun quotient, the Scavenger Hunt took place in Sentosa Island in Singapore, which has been ranked as one of the top theme parks in the world.

The Scavenger hunt was all about teamwork. Teamwork skills really help because in the Hunt you are paired with scholars you haven’t met before, and you’re going to be doing unbelievable tasks like licking a tree, brushing the Merlion, sword fighting with strangers and much more. And of course, who can miss the Scholar’s Ball? This event, also called the nerd prom, is a community event in which scholars come together and dance the night away. This year at the Global round, the ball was held at Zouk, the hottest club in Singapore.

Our Shalom champs showed their 'world class mettle' as they did exceedingly well in Collaborative Round, Debate and also the audio-visual rounds. They very ably supported one another, complementing and supplementing each other’s individual forte to the fullest. No wonder that they were feted for their outstanding achievement as a team and Ayman Rida of Grade X was conferred the gold medal for Overall Achievement and highest score in Creative Writing. Yet another feather in the cap was her 21st ranking among all the contesting countries.

The closing ceremony was the coup de grace as a wonderful event like World Scholar Cup - Global Round had to finish off with a spectacular bang. There was a flag bearer march; with students from 50 countries it was quite awesome. Also, we felt bad at the fact that we had to leave the beautiful city of Singapore.

SHALOMITES BAGS GOLD MEDAL IN THE SINGAPORE WORLD SCHOLARS' CUP


Congratulations!

Shalomites from Grades IX to XI - Mahar Aulakh, Ayman Rida, Panchali Nandy, Surya Iyer, Adit Arora & Dev Dutt, accompanied by Ms. Rinky Maini - participated in the World Scholars Cup – The Global Round in Singapore from 24th to 27th June 2014.

The students participated in Scholars challenge, Collaborative writing, Scholars bowl and Team debate with around 2400 scholars from all parts of the globe and pitted their brains against 800 teams from more than 50 countries in the biggest and grandest Global Round of World Scholar Cup hosted till date.

The successful six experienced international triumph as they returned with a gold medal and lots of appreciation.

They utilised this opportunity to interact with students of various world cities like London, Dubai, Seoul, Beijing, Sanghai, Singapore etc and visited a number of interesting places in Singapore.

The youngsters, supported, guided and motivated at every step by the school management and mentor teachers could envision their Founder-Managing Director Dr Lilly George’s dream turning into a successful reality.

Their story doesn’t stop here as they have their eyes fixed firmly on the next goal. And they have donned the mantle of youth ambassadors and student mentors who will guide the young brigade of Grades VI-VIII scholars to prepare for the next round slated to take place in November 2014 in Patna.

Shalom students attend International Youth Conference in Dehradun on 21st and 22nd April'14


The International Youth Conference (IYCCWP) on "Changing Weather Pattern" organised by Doon School & The Achievers Programme (TAP) was held on 21st & 22nd April'14 at Dehradun. Two senior graders from Shalom Hills International School (Pearl and Abhilasha of Grade XI) accompanied by Ms. Vimala Jossy, H.O.D - Science were a part of the prestigious delegation.

The conference started with the lighting of the lamp and a welcome address by the Head Master of Doon School.

Dr. Krishna Murthy from Institute of Remote Sensing and Wasteland Development gave an insight on the existing technologies in remote sensing and motivated the participants to create robots to help human beings.

The other guest speakers were Dr Anand Sharma, Mrs. Huma Syed and Judie Underhill (CEO-Waste Warriors) expressed their views on the measures and ways to save Mother Earth.

Delegates from 35 schools all from different parts of the world presented their views about the causes and factors regarding changing weather patterns. Then the delegates were taken to the Forest Research and Reserves and ONGC Head Office for a visit.

The conference ended with the presentation ceremony by giving a memento to the participating schools.

World Scholar's Cup carried out in Indirapuram School on April 23rd & 24th, 2014


"The spirit needs Inspiration, the soul needs Motivation and the body needs Action. The whole idea of life is to grow, to acquire knowledge and to become better."

With this confidence and belief, our students of the Senior Wing participated in the World Scholar's Cup held at Indirapuram School, Ghaziabad. The students who participated in the tournament were Devdutt Menon (XII), Surya Iyer (XI), Adit Arora (XI), Ayman Rida (X), Panchali Nandy (X) and Meher Aulakh (IX).

The World Scholar's Cup (occasionally abbreviated as WSC) is an international team academic tournament with students participating from over 40 countries. The World Scholar's Cup has attracted what it calls "a global community of future scholars and leaders", and promotes that it allows participants to "discover strengths and skills you never knew you had."

On 23rd April' 2014, the senior students of Shalom Hills International School embarked on yet another journey of experience and growth by way of participation in this tournament. They had to initially go through the Regional Level competitions wherein the schools from across our country participated in large numbers for this tournament. There were students representing their schools both from the junior as well as senior divisions. The schools that became a part of this challenge were as follows: Indirapuram School, Ghaziabad, The Doon School, Dehradun, The Wellam's School, Mussorie, Soumerville School, Independent School, Bangalore, The Radiant School, Patna, G.D.Goenka School, Paschim Vihar, Bal Bharti School, Parschim Vihar, Amity International School, Ghaziabad, Delhi Public school, Ghaziabad, Jaipuria School and Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.

Our Shalomites, remembered the golden words of our Managing Director, Dr. Lilly George that 'winning is not important, what matters most is participation' and put in their best efforts. They drew such strength from ma'am's uplifting words and their self-assurance that they cleared the four competitions with great aplomp and won recognition and laurels for their school.

Devdutt Menon secured the 20th position as the best individual speaker in the Team Debate event. Surya Iyer was given recognition of honour certificate for his debating skills. Our team of boys, together had bagged recognition of honour for this event. In the Collaborative round, Surya Iyer secured the 5th position for his writing skills and was awarded with a medal. Likewise, Panchali Nandy also secured the 12th position and was awarded with a medal. Our team of girls and boys bagged recognition of honour certificates in this event. In The Scholar's Challenge round our team of boys secured the 7th position and were honoured with medals. Our girls too were given honour of recognition certificates for this event. Surya Iyer, once again won a medal for being one of the top scorers in all the events.

Under the guidance and encouragement of our Founder-Managing Director, Principal, and mentoring of their teachers, our young Shalomites were able to achieve their dreams!

The World Scholar's Cup indeed brought students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today and the future. The competition had ended, but our students had already set out on their next venture to Singapore for their next vision: The Global Round


Shalom students as youth ambassadors - International Cyber Fair 2013

The students of Shalom Hills International School became the only ones in Delhi NCR region to be a part of International Schools CyberFair. This is an award-winning authentic learning program which allows the students across the world to conduct research on topics of general or social interest and publish their findings on the Web. American State government endorsed program affords an international interface to the youth to connect with the global world by working collaboratively, using technology to collate their findings and share with the world through self-designed web-sites.

The intrepid and environmentally committed team of 18 students of Shalom Hills engaged in a brain friendly and e-learning project on the environment livewire topic of 'Waste Mismanagement in Gurgaon'. Their project with its compelling title 'Waiting for the signal to turn green' has enhanced the students' knowledge of and sensitivity towards environmental issues. The youthful team-members, in the process of collaborative working, developed team coordination, improved their communicative competencies and enriched their content know-how in Science and Environmental Studies. They acquired the much desired sense of civic responsibility and international mindedness, thus acquiring traits necessary for their role as global citizens and community ambassadors in the coming years. Shalomites exhibited their 'world is one' perspective by 'thinking globally and acting locally.'

The students developed a propensity for in depth research and data analysis by deploying the use of important problem solving tools like Robin's Round Brainstorming session, Mind Map, Gnatt Chart, Fish and Bone diagram and 5 W's Analysis. Thus, the children learnt how to reach the ultimate root cause of a problem and through PDCA process (Plan-Do-Check-Act), they became a part of the solution to the environmental problems.

The 'Cyber Fair' program proved true to its name as it provided the Shalom students more than 'fair' amount of opportunities to acquire latest cyber techniques and enhance their tech-savvy skills. Through extensive use of latest programme software, the students became adept in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Image Ready, Jquery.


2013 CyberFair Category 7

Platinum Award CyberFair Category 7

ID 7594: Waiting for the signal to be green
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness
Shalom Hills
Haryana, INDIA

Shalom students take part in AIMUN organized by Amity University, Greater Noida from 21st Nov'13 to 23rd Nov'13

The students of Shalom Hills International School attended the Amity International Model United Nations (AIMUN) Conference, 2013. This provided a platform to the students to utilize their skills at simulating the United Nations in resolving the biggest challenges faced by the world today in this era of globalization. MUN stimulates and inclines the thought process of the youth towards international issues and instills in them empathy for fellow humans and above all for a better life.

In this age of 21st century sensibility, MUN is a breeding ground for future leaders where young minds share thoughts and ideas and even cultures as well. This idea strengthens the Indian belief of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam"-The whole world being one family.

Our world is reeling under a glut of crisis situations ranging from the rise of global terrorism to climate change, while the world leaders discuss these complex issues, the delegates at AIMUN tried to come out with innovative solutions above power struggles and politics.

From the Day 1 to Day 3 all the students were fully involved in the research of their respective agendas for different committees. Mahek Dua and Parth Kaul for the General Assembly raised their points of orders at different times asked by the Chair.

Surya Iyer and Tara Yadav from NATO committee raised the concerns on Post 2014 withdrawal from Afghanistan and raised the points of order and Enquiries. Saumya Mathur in UNFCCC committee sent the Feedbacks and also passed the draft resolutions.

These children were applauded for their efforts and the Editors of Conference clicked their pictures in AIMUN times. It was a learning experience for the Teacher Advisors also as they realized that they too need to keep pace with international issues and learnt how to train their children for such global conferences.


Shalom students a part of the prestigious DSMUN'13 held in The Doon School, Dehradun


The senior graders (Grades X-XI) of Shalom Hills International School participated in the prestigious MUN organised by The Doon School, Dehradun. Around 47 schools from all over India and outside India like Singapore, Dhaka, Lahore, Dubai, Sharjah, Al Ghubra and Amman participated in the event.

The hospitality started with a warm welcome on the station where the participants and their chaperone teachers were escorted to the Hotel by the students of Doon School. On the opening day itself, the rules and regulations were expounded for the benefit of the delegates after which the committee meeting commenced. With adequate breaks in between for tea and lunch spanning the brainstorming, simulations, debate and discussion, the day ended on a high note. The grand opening ceremony inaugurated by Mr.Salman Khurshid, Union External Affairs Minister was followed by a grand rock band performance prepared by the students of Doon school and gala dinner.

The second day started with a briefing up of the schedule to the faculty advisors. The delegates had four committee meetings; they were shown different clips of crisis situations on screen of Doon Primetime, for which they were expected to give practical possible solutions, while representing their own respective country. A breath-taking dance party was organised for the delegates. The students enjoyed the arrangements immensely.

The third day was scheduled for General Assembly meeting headed by Mr. Kunal Kanodia, the Secretary-General of DSMUN 2013. Crisis situations were shown on Doon Primetime. The countries were allotted randomly on the spot to two representative delegates from each school. They were expected to plan for resolutions within limited research time. Break timings were also scheduled in-between the meetings. Mr. Jairam Ramesh, the Rural Development minister, was invited as a chief guest for the closing ceremony. Awards were given for the best speakers which were bagged by Doon school students and the best delegates award was bagged by Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh.

The delegates of Shalom Hills, though attending MUN for the first time, fared comparatively well and participated in great brain-storming sessions on global issues brought up possible executive resolutions on ground of the world peace.