“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” We at Lexicon constantly remind ourselves that the solution to every challenge lies in facing them head-on. In the years since its inception we have ourselves displayed this always, and taken up new challenges and proved ourselves to be worthy of the crown we wear today.
This has been a watershed year for the school as it scaled new heights and achieved a few important goals that it had set up for itself at inception. 2018 is a milestone year for Lexicon Kalyaninagar, as it gears up for its first batch of Class 10 students appearing in the board exams. We have come a long way and passed a few major challenges in being what we envisaged for. This dynamic journey has been possible because of the visionaries of Lexicon team and I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all. Their guidance and mentoring has helped us all to work harder to achieve greater heights.
The Lexicon International School Kalyani Nagar takes pride in sharing the news of being accredited with the prestigious International School Award [ISA] by the British Council for the period 2018-2021. The school getting this prestigious award shows and proves qualitative education being imparted to our students. Our school was congratulated to have presented a well-sequenced dossier of academic activities conducted with the outstanding quality of internationalism. With a full attainable score of 49/49 given by the Panel of Assessors, Our School bagged a special mention for conducting a super impressive, well-coordinated and documented evidence of International Collaborative Activities conducted with the schools in Abu Dhabi, Nepal & the Netherlands.
I am proud to share that the Lexicon Schools have been ranked first at the Times Award ceremony in the category of the National Curriculum East zone. We have also been awarded with the certificate of recognition for the CSR Initiative East zone by the Times Education Icons 2018.All thanks to the great leadership team and the very well trained faculty, leading us to greater heights.
List of achievements and accolades that we have received this year-
Our honourable Managing Trustee- Pankaj Sir who now features among ASIA'S GREATEST LEADERS 2017, a list which has some of the most prominent leaders across Asia including Mr. Mukesh Ambani. Sir has been bestowed with this honour because of his fabulous corporate training with exceptional oratory skill. Not only this, Pankaj sir also received the prestigious Times Pune Visionaries award for excellence in Education and innovative learning.
As a twin accomplishment and honour, MILE which is our management institute, now features under ASIA'S GREATEST BRANDS 2017 as one of the most sought-after B-schools across the continent. They received this prestigious honour at the Indo- Singapore Business and Social Forum 2018 held at Singapore.
Our sister concern-The Lexicon International School, Wagholi who has been featured in the Forbes Magazine, which is a special edition brought out featuring “The Great Indian School 2018”. The schools featured in this magazine are Country’s Best K-12 Education Community. The entire credit goes to our dear Director Dr. Monisha Sharma who has been continuously giving her heart and soul in bringing up all Lexicon schools par excellence. She works hard to ensure that the school is doing what is best for all the constituents involved.
The Principal, Mrs Anju Luthra, has been conferred with “Avantika-Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award 2017” in recognition of my hard work, towards the benefit of the society.
Our students participated in Mahatma Gandhi Rashtra Bhasha Competition. Where Japnoor Kaur of Class IV bagged the Gold medal and the school received The Active School Award.
The Students Development Society awarded 3 of our students with the Kala Gaurav Award for excellent handwriting, 5 of our students with the Kala Ratna Award for excellent colouring. Our school was awarded with the Ideal School trophy and Prinipal was recognised for her consistent efforts with the Ideal Principal trophy. Our very creative Art and Craft teachers, Bhavya Kapoor and Ujjwala Malli also received the Ideal Teacher Trophies from the Students Development Society for training the children towards this competition.
Many students participated in Swachh India Art Excellence Competition & 2 of our students- Durva Bansode of class IV and Soumyodeep from class VI received Achievers Award at Zonal Level & a cash prize of Rs 250. And the Principal received the Best Principal award for the same.
Art And Craft teacher Mrs. Ujjwala Mali received the Avantika Rashtriya Karm Vibhushan Samman with a certificate and silver Coin and shawl for organizing Avantika competition. Our students also won the Avantika awards for their brilliant colouring, essay writing and greeting card making. They brought back 8 gold, 16 silver and 16 bronze medals.
Mrs.Bhavya Kapur our second Art and craft teacher won the Star Teacher Award along with a Trophy& certificate for organizing Swachh India Contest Students of classes VIII to X participated in the 10th G. D. Birla Thought Conclave on 14th April, 2018. It was a national level event where in students from reputed schools across India participated to compete in six different competitions which included, multi-format English Debate, Duologue-English Experimental Short Play Enactment, General Quiz, Poster Making, Creative Text Review and Visual Art Installation. Our students brought laurels for the school, winning five trophies in the competitions. The moment of pride came for all of us when The Lexicon International School Kalyaninagar was awarded with the trophy for the second position achieved.
Spellquest India was organized at our school where in over 120 students participated. 02 students received Gold Certificates & Trophy & 12 received Gold Certificates & Medals.
The Spellbee Brainstorm level 1 exam (2018-19) was held, where 35 students were awarded with certificates & medals and 08 students received a cash prize of Rs 250. Over all, School topper, Shreyansh Dujari of class I received a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 250.
Aastha Agrawal of Class IX has been declared the Student of the Year (2017-18) by NIE for her excellent writing and involvement in the different editions of the news daily.
The Kidovators Challenge 2017 finale was held on 13th January 2018 in Bengaluru and once again The Lexicon International School, Kalyaninagar came out with flying colours, third time in a row. The school was bestowed with the Enterprising School Award. Siona Belawat of Class 4 secured the 4th AIR with the Best Presentation Award and a scholarship from a Math programme. The teacher coordinator, Lopamudra Chakraborty also received the Enterprising Teacher-in -charge award.
Turya Manthalkar, at present in Class VI, participated in the Essay writing Competition organised by The Hindustan Times for 2017-18. Her essay was selected as the best essay on “The effects of Social Media on the present generation”. She received a prize money of Rs 24,000/-.
Diva Mundra participated in the Kotak Junior Finance Whiz Competition organized by Brainsalt Education Pvt.Ltd and sponsored by Kotak Mahindra Bank. It was the first National Finance Olympiad, online Quiz competition. Around 14+ states and 150+ schools participated in it. Diva bagged the 2nd runner up position and she received a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 2000.
MUNs has proven to be a platform for my children to groom and get aligned with the recent and important happenings around the world. In the TIIMUN 2018 held in The Lexicon International School Wagholi where our student Aryendra Jha received a “Special Mention Award”. He received a medal and a certificate of appreciation. Aryendra also received "The Best Delegate Award" in Symbiosis MUN 2018. He received a certificate of appreciation and a cash price of Rs. 2500. Aryendra also participated in the TSKA India National Karate Championship in which he received a gold medal for kata and a bronze medal for kumite.
A Teaching Aid Making Competition was held at Sadhu Wasvani Training Institute, where 5 of our teachers participated. Our school bagged the first prize for making the Math teaching aid.
Five teachers of our school participated in FPAT which is an assessment to identify the futuristic Faculty of India organized by Rethink India at National level. All five of them cleared the assessment and were felicitated at Delhi. Those proud teachers are- Mrs. Aarti Sharma, Mrs. Ruchi Masih, Mrs. Lopamudra Chakraborty, Mrs. Sneha Sharma and Mrs. Soni Singh.
Aarti Sharma, our ICT teacher of the secondary section was one of the 500 teachers who has been conferred with the Global Teachers Award by the AKS Foundation, for her excellence in education, at a ceremony held in Delhi.
RiyaHabbu of Class IX-B, who has made us proud time and again by participating and winning various State and National level awards in Badminton, has again performed brilliantly in the All India Sub-Junior Badminton. She has won the Nagpur state badminton tournament in both singles and in doubles, securing the no.1 rank in Maharashtra and has been selected to represent the state at 2018 Nationals Bangalore.
Anya Jacob of Class VIII A has made us proud by winning consistently in various categories of Tennis tournament. We are proud to share that she was the finalist in U-14 Championship Series and the semi-finalist in U-16 Championship Series held in Karnal.
Armaan Bhimani of Class VI B had recently participated in a Chess competition organised by Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board and was awarded a Silver Medal.
Our School students celebrated International Yoga Day by participating in an Interschool Yoga Competition 'Begin to Breathe'- Rhythmic Yoga Competition held at GG International School, Pimpri-Chinchwad. 11 girls of our school performed 5 minutes act on yoga and its various asanas. The students performed exceptionally well & it was a great learning experience for the kids.
Sports Week: We started with our Sports week from 22nd October 2018. Children of Classes 1 and 2 participated in large number in Hurdle and Relay races and exhibited immense energy and held their spirit high to accomplish their goal. Inter class relay races were held for Class 3. Relay and Kho- Kho match were held for Classes 3 and 4 .Football And Basketball Match Classes VII - X. Work and play thus goes hand in hand here at The Lexicon International School, Kalyani Nagar.
Celebrations & Events: Rashtriya Ekta Diwas- According to the CBSE guidelines, our school celebrated Sardar VallabhBhai Patel’s birthday as Rshtriya Ekta Divas on October 31, in the form of a Special Assembly. The students of class VI conducted the assembly and lead the school to the pledge ceremony to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation. School also marked the Quami Ekta Week and conducted various activities encompassing the feeling of National Integration, Women Empowerment, Dignity of Labour to name a few.
Students across Classes, participated in the SOF 2018-19.We had 202 students participating in IGKO, 218 in IEO, 344 in IMO, 85 in NCO. Our students marked their mettle in these Olympiads by winning numerous Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals, Zonal Medals, Gifts worth Rs 1000 and International Rankings.
Important Developments at School:
PTA 2018-19- The different developments and initiatives taken by the school throughout the year was highlighted during the 3 PTA meetings held this session. The different workshops conducted, MR vaccination, annual concert, infrastructural development, importance of consent slips were some of the key topics discussed along with the Fee revision.
To cater to the growing demands of the School, a second ICT Lab has been set up which is all set.
Our School has an all-round surveillance of all the important locations of the School Premises with 32 CCTV cameras operational 24x7. Keeping the safety and security of students and staff, the school has in place a proposal of installing 16 additional CCTV Cameras.
The School Ground has been developed to cater to the Basketball and Football court.
Additional Rooms will be created to accommodate the growing needs of the school.
As a part of SEWA our children contribute voluntarily one potato, one onion and fistful of rice every Thursday and donate the same to an orphanage called Meher at Wadgaonsheri.
The students of present Class IX very enthusiastically took up the task of spreading awareness about IT education amongst the support staff of the school for over a month and very well succeeded in their mission.
It is important that each learner needs to realize that no person is an island and must live as a confident, competent and contributive citizen of a vibrant society. As a part of Sewa, The Swachha Bharat-Swachha Vidyalaya different activities were conducted.
Staff Training and Workshops- Good teachers become great teachers by going beyond the call of duty and beyond the textbook. Believing this, teachers at Lexicon Kalyaninagar continuously upgrade themselves through different conferences and workshops, from CoE Pune and other internal agencies, continuing education that could give that extra help for their students.
Principal’s Workshop – Our Principal attended the Regional Summit of School Principals on “Managing Behavior Problems in Adolescents – New Challenges” jointly organized by ICTRC and The Rajkumar College, Rajkot.
Learning disabilities workshop- Three teachers from our school attended a workshop on 27th of January 2018 on Learning Difficulties conducted by Father Ajay Fernandes, a clinical psychologist, organized by Don Bosco School, Yerwada, Pune.
A Math Workshop was conducted on 7th April,2018 at The Lexicon International School, Kalyani Nagar, where 11 Math’s teachers from classes I to X participated under the able guidance of Mrs. Monika Taneja, the Math’s Auditor of the Lexicon Group of Schools.
Workshop for Coding was conducted at The Lexicon International School, Wagholi for ICT teachers of all branches of Lexicon Schools. Demonstration of Unplugged activity was also done with the active participation of all ICT teachers followed by hands-on session in the ICT.
The Spell Bee International Workshop was conducted on 4th August, 2018 by Spell bee International on the topic “Building Student’s Communicative English”.
Wellness Workshop for Teachers was held at The Lexicon International School, Wagholi which was ably headed and guided by Ms Pritika, the Administrative Resource Manager for the Lexicon Group. She was assisted by the Counsellors and Special Educators at The Lexicon Schools.
A workshop on mental health and stress management was held for the teachers on 6th October 2018 in The Lexicon International School Kalyani Nagar by Dr. Nalini.
Workshop for students:
Cyber crime workshop-To teach students the pros and cons of the usage of internet and cyber safety, a workshop on cyber crime and safety was conducted in the school for the students of grade VII -IX by Counsellor Ms. Hema Kulkarni and PSI (Cyber Cell) – Ms. Sonali Phatangare.
Students also attended the Mental Health Awareness workshop, workshops on Calligraphy, Soft skills, Traffic and Safety Rules, and Personality Development.
Special & Innovative Assemblies-With an aim of producing young minds who enjoy learning, achieve highly and enter into the adult world with confidence, the Special & Innovative assemblies produce an environment that encourages each pupil to develop qualities of self-discipline, organisation, motivation and the enjoyment of working hard which makes them confident and competent members of society.
Research and Development- conceptualised by our Dear Moisha Ma’am, was initiated on a large scale this session. It combines both basic and applied research and is aimed at discovering solutions to the problems or creating new goods and enhancing knowledge. It was conducted from Classes VI – X.
C2Bs- We have a powerful influence on our students, and we can help them feel confident and proud of themselves and their accomplishments. We can help them feel secure enough that they are willing and able to learn With this aim in mind the C2B’s, the brainchild of our Director Dr Monisha Sharma are conducted from Classes 1-5.
The world we are living in today is quite different from the one of decades ago when most policies have been written. Here we thus, also keep in mind the safety issues which are an essential part of the students’ life and are meant to raise them to be the best version they can be. We know that we cannot abandon schools and keep our kids safely tucked at home. Ensuring school safety we create a friendly environment for students to learn and practice different skills.
The school authorities regularly update their understanding of security and implement new policies and strategies. We have Safety & Security Committee at school which comprises of staff that take regular rounds of the campus during the working hours of the school and even after the children leave. The school has CCTV camera, Fire extinguishers in the bus and all the floors, “I Do care” Boxes for children etc. to just name a few.
Authority cards are now a mandate for every parent to carry while visiting the school premises for any reason.
Teaching and learning go hand in hand at Lexicon and this makes it necessary to have teacher training modules well-knit in the curriculum catering to the demands of the Teaching-Learning process. We believe in a learning triangle where at the apex is the Student and the other two vertices being the parent and the school. Working together hand-in-hand is how we aim to succeed.