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Every new appointee experiences some level of anxiety and stress when a job at a new workplace starts. So to reduce the stress and to help them to speed quickly and learn the ground rules of our institution, a STAFF ORIENTATION PROGRAMME was conducted in Kasauli International Public School from 20th February to 16th February 2018. The very first session was conducted by the worthy Principal. It was then followed up by THE TEACH NEXT to upgrade the system and brush up the existing staff members with the latest smart classroom teaching.

The school once again buzzed with activities on 16th February 2018 as the new academic session commenced. Children were seen dressed up in uniform with knife-edged creases, carrying big school bags to school early on Monday morning when parents dropped them. Meanwhile, students were seen catching up with friends on the first day of the new academic year and gearing up for another year of studies and masti. Master Jason of 10th Std. commented that “My father came to drop me at this residential school and helped me to get familiar with my teachers and class. I hated the thought of being away from home for so many months. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I got off the car and held my father’s hand firmly. My father could sense my fear and tried to cheer me up by drawing my attention to the playground where the game types of equipment were inviting me to come and play. I felt a little better as I saw many other boys and girls entering the school where I had to go”. Feeling ebullient, I said to myself, “Hurray! I have finally grown up! ” The new place put me in an eccentric mood. However, it was my ideal school as it has abundant facilities.


KIPS every year organizes a Fresher’s Party for welcoming their new batch of students. This day of 31st March gives a chance to the students to interact amongst themselves. This also ensures that the students get a chance to interact with the Director, Principal, Teachers and old students The spirits were high as the old students got together to welcome the new batch with foot-thumping dance and music. With the trendiest and heart throbbing Dance floor, the party was a fabulous way to kick-starting the academic year for the students.


Festival of Mahashivaratri has tremendous significance in Hinduism. Our school students also celebrated the festival on 27th February 2018, by offering their obeisance to the LORD OF LORDS. They along with their classmates and teachers visited the nearby Shiv Temple, on foot, enjoyed the auspicious langar and very happily returned back to the school campus.


10th &12th classes (session 2017-18) final CBSE Board examination started on 1st March 2018. They were blessed with good luck by teachers and management. A small ritual was conducted before their departure to the examination centre by teachers to motivate them and to seek the blessing of All Mighty God.


On 3rd March 2018, Inter-class English & Hindi Calligraphy competition was conducted in Kasauli International Public School, Sanwara. The purpose of Handwriting Competition was to foster the study and use of handwritten communications. The KIPS Administration carried out this competition with purpose through activities such as:
The promotion of handwriting and its instruction in educational institutions, as well as for personal home study.
Making handwriting instruction and materials available to all children regardless of cultural and financial barriers.
Recognizing individual and corporate efforts in the promotion of handwriting and its instruction.
Tracking technical trends in the development of handwriting, and its instruction and materials.
HANDWRITING: The action of emotion, of thought, and of decision that has recorded the history of mankind, revealed the genius of invention, and disclosed the inmost depths of the soulful heart. It gives ideas of intangible form through letters, pictographs, symbols, and signs. Handwriting forges a bond across millennia and generations that not only ties us to the thoughts and deeds of our forebears but also serves as an irrevocable link to our humanity. Neither machines nor technology can replace or equal the contribution or continuing importance of this inexpensive portable skill. Necessary in every age, handwriting remains just as vital to the enduring saga of civilization as our next breath. Principal Dr. Sanjeev Mainra congratulated all the masters of “Penmanship” The results were as under:

First Position Venus House Second Position Mars House Third Position Earth House


Hindi Handwriting Competition for different categories of classes was organized on 3rd March 2018. It was a Mass Competition i.e. all the students participated in it. These days, though a lot of work is done on computers, a great deal is still handwritten. The pupil who is unable to write quickly and legibly on paper is still at a considerable disadvantage. He/she wastes a lot of time writing slowly and if the text is not clear, it can result in a loss of confidence. Handwriting competitions are organized so that the pupils focus on the often neglected handwriting skill and put in extra effort for the preparation of the same which can definitely improve their handwriting and boost their confidence.


We hope to inspire an interest in nature and develop children and young people’s appreciation for the natural world, encouraging them to respect and protect biodiversity. We promote active learning and believe that a child’s senses should be stimulated in order to help them learn effectively about the outdoors. The programme takes every hand on practical approach, where we hope to make learning about nature and the environment. In our informal session on 4th March with Sub- Junior’s boarders, the school had a variety of creative activities to engage and inspire every individual at their own level. Sanawar Nature Park is a 02-acre passive green space in the intersection at Dharampur –Garkhal road. It was once the centerpiece of extensive agriculture. The park is a great resource for learning about native plants. All the plants are labelled with both English and Hindi names as they are planted. Students were inspired with wonder and curiosity.


Holi celebration takes place with a lot of joy and fervour throughout the country. People of all religions celebrate Holi. Holi helps to bring the society together and strengthen the secular fabric of our country. Even the enemies turn friends on Holi and forget any feeling of hardship that may be present. Besides, on this day people do not differentiate between the rich and poor and everybody celebrates the festival together with a spirit of bonhomie and brotherhood. Kasauli International Public School, Sanwara marked the beginning of the day on 2nd March in a colourful way. All students thronged in basketball ground, immediately after breakfast and collected their packets of colours from the distribution counter. The boarders lost their patience to throw the colours on their respectable and lovable teachers and friends. The music beats and popular Holi songs were bouncing their craze in colours. This helps in revitalizing relationships and strengthening emotional bonds between boarders. Holi celebration is also marked as the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. Students bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colourful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colours red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver. At last sweet Jalebi along with milk was distributed to all present.


Recitation invests in vocabulary, articulation, expression and communication. It enables the student to effortlessly explore inner talents and in the bargain constructs confidence. Besides helping to acquire an abiding interest in literature which would offer companionship for a lifetime, an inter-house English Recitation competition was held in the school dining hall on 24th March 2018 as a part of the literary week under three categories. Each house offered 4 participants. The criteria for the contest were choice of poem, its presentation and pronunciation and how well it is learnt? Principal Dr. Sanjeev Mainra was our able judge on the occasion. There was a wide range of poems by well-known poets. The contestants were well-rehearsed and involved, as it was with the thought and sentiments that their verse was composed and presented them, to deliver the same with a special compassion. The results were as under:

First Position Mars House Second Position Naptune House Third Position Earth House


In a bid to bring youngsters closer to nature, KIPS administration has announced a one-day trekking towards Karol-ka Tiba vicinity of Kandaghat (District Solan) that would help them explore the pristine beauty of Himachal Pradesh. The programme "Know Your Forests" takes students, in the age group of 14 to 18 and studying classes 10 to 12, for a one-day forest visit to 'Karol-ka-Tiba' on 25th March 2018. The visit would include a short trek heading from Kandaghat and a bird's eye view of the forest. This is an attempt to bring youngsters closer to nature and instil in them a love for forests. The escorting teachers have to learn the art of weighing the options carefully: sometimes choosing between calculated risks for some positive gains, and exposing the students to unknown hazards. Keeping the morale of the group high is a very important task. One always needs to display a sanguine outlook, even during the most adverse conditions! Mr. Ravinder Kashyap, the tour in charge commented “Managing a group of 60 - 70 students through many intense experiences can be quite demanding. However, the spirit of cooperation and togetherness that it fosters, and the way students learn to handle inconveniences, rigours and uncertainties, is compensation enough for the stress one has to undergo. When the trek is over, the sense of fulfillment writ large on their faces is a joy in itself”. These Himalayan excursions have truly been a window to the unknown; an inkling of the unfathomable.


The middle standard students of the school went on a short picnic to the amusement park at Pinjore on 13th May 2018. All reached there at about 10 a.m. Even though they had reached on time there was a serpentine queue for the tickets. The first ride was the Fury Wheel. It was really big; all of them were yelling and crying! After that, they went for a Pony Ride which calmed everyone. Then there was the big Octopus ride, the individual seats revolved on its own and at the same time, each hand of the octopus went in a circular motion. Then they went for two more rides The Ghost House and the Roller Coaster, which also took a toll on them. The dashing car was the fun to be in! They dashed each other’s car. Then they had a tasty lunch. After that came the most awaited Water Rides. All of them plunged in without any hesitation. The Wave Pool and the Rain Dance were their favourites. Finally, it was evening and time to depart. It was a very enjoyable and memorable day.


This year the School is stepping to the 08th year and to celebrate this long mirrored journey, "Down the Memory Lane" on 26th March 2018, the school had arranged series of events which would be a celebration for its 12th Birthday. During these 12 years, the school has achieved fathom faith and support from the nearest ones (trustees, parents and partners) for providing value-based education to every child through a nourished innovative teaching-learning process. From 2007, the school has been committed to redefining education for the society to a greater extent, making every citizen a dynamic nation builder truly imbibed with cultural values and a multinational mindset which is a great boon to transform India. Keeping in mind, the guidance of the founder members, who have taken all the unconventional steps to nurture a dream of "INNOVATIVE VALUED EDUCATION FOR INDIA" which has created an everlasting distinguished impression on the society, the school has arranged a special morning assembly on the auspicious day of 26th March, at 8:30 am. The school Principal Dr. Sanjeev Mainra commented on this wonderful occasion that the School not only creates the person of success but it also creates and nurtures the person of value in every student. He also thanked Mr. Hira Thakur, the Managing Director of the school for his kind initiative to open the school and provide the platform to teachers- students to accelerate. The festive lunch with music concert was further added to the attractions of the day. The volleyball match was played between teachers and students in the evening for recreation.


On 22nd April 2018, the students went to the famous Pinjore Fun World, an amusement park to enjoy the whole day. This park is an excellent destination for children to make a memorable day. Aqua Village is the latest entry in the list of amusement and water parks near Chandigarh. It has been built just a few years back. Aqua Village is one of the most modern water park in Pinjore- Chandigarh. Its location is yet another feature that attracts a lot of tourists. It is equipped with various rides, pools and world's highest go-cart track. The large number of children, teenagers and adults visit this place.


A display board competition was organized in Kasauli International Public School, Sanwara on May 7, 2018. Four houses namely Venus, Neptune, Earth and Mars burnt the midnight oil to prove the best. Different themes were being assigned to the different houses such as:

  1. Let's harvest good character with good habits
  2. Save trees- save the planet
  3. Show humanity, save the girl child
  4. Incredible India
. The teachers and the students were very enthusiastic about their creativity. The aim of conducting this competition was basically to develop the skills like team-spirit, resource-management, socialization, leadership, creativity, lateral thinking and confidence building among the students. The house captain of each house described the theme to Principal who was the able judge of the occasion. The results were as under:
First Position Naptune House Second Position Earth House Third Position Mars House


Music, which has now become the soul of resident scholars of Kasauli International Public School, Sanwara, in its harmony, is bringing out the many characteristics of the musical-ethics which are absolutely evident. Unlike the past, the school has once again raised the bar high by putting up an outstanding Inter-House Singing Competition. The Music Department has significantly evolved, thus shaping itself to create interests amongst the students. This was obvious in the Inter-House Singing competition of 12th May 2018. It was the most awaited day for every House Master and Teacher who put every effort into this yearly event with a hope of outshining each other and performances of the past. Students love this extracurricular activity which moulds their inbuilt musical talent and expands their tastes and interests, along with their academic demands. The Competition was divided into three categories: Junior Group, Sub. Juniors Group and Seniors Group. It was fascinating to witness all the four Houses put up quite a magnificent performance and each one was outstanding and kept the audience enthralled. The musical evening concluded with the Vote of Thanks by the Principal who appreciated the efforts put in by the staff and the students in making the event a grand success.


Baisakhi Festival falls on 12th April and marks the beginning of the solar year. The students of Kasauli International Public School organized a Havan in the school to solicit the Baisakhi festival and a beginning of first Navratra also on 8th April 2018. People of North India, particularly Punjab celebrate this occasion to thank God for good harvest. Visit Gurudwaras, Baisakhi processions and traditional performances are the highlights of the day. Baisakhi has special significance for Sikhs as on this day in 1699, their tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji organized the order of the Khalsa. Understanding the faith and belief, the KIPS administration organized this particular ritual. The beginning of spring is considered to be an important junction of climatic and solar influences.


There was an important ritual of Havan in school on 24th March 2018 on account of Durga Ashtami. The beginning of spring is considered to be an important junction of climatic and solar influences. This period is taken as the sacred opportunity for the worship of the Divine Mother Durga. This is celebrated during Basanta Ritu (beginning of summer) (March- April). Havens not only enable the dispelling of negative energies from the homes but also annihilate negativity in our life patterns rescuing us from the curses of people countering the ill effects of black magic too. They bring in high energy fields, revitalize and balance the three types of energies in our body. Hence the performance of a ‘Havan’ demands the active role of the participants. The boarders poured Ahuti into the fire and chanted the Gayatri Matra to mark their devotion to God. A special breakfast with Prasad was served to residential members.


School had its Basakhi break from 12th April to 15th April 2018.


Kasauli International Public School, Sanwara, celebrated Earth Day on 22nd April 2018 with a myriad of educational and fun activities. A special assembly marked the event and a PowerPoint presentation was shown to students. Pupils expressed their views in English and Hindi speeches and agreed to prioritize earth protection. Banners and colourful charts were put up, reading "Go Green'' and "Plant a tree today''. Children learnt the importance of preserving planet earth.


Recitation invests in vocabulary, articulation, expression and communication. It enables the student to more effortlessly exploit inner talents and in the bargain constructs confidence. Besides helping to acquire an abiding interest in literature which would offer companionship for a lifetime, an inter-house Hindi Recitation competition was held in the school dining hall on 28th March 2018. Each house offered 4 participants. The criteria for the contest were choice of poem, its presentation and pronunciation and how well it is learnt? Principal Dr.Sanjeev Mainra was our able judge on the occasion. There was a wide range of poems by well-known poets. The contestants were well-rehearsed and involved, as it were with the thought and sentiments that their verse was composed of and applied themselves to deliver the same with a special compassion. Poise naturally followed the poignancy of their effort. The results were as under:

First Position Mars House Second Position Earth House Third Position Naptune House


“Education should consist of a series of enchantments, each raising the individual to a higher level of awareness, understanding and kinship with all living things.” KIPS envisages and encourages the students to come forward and communicate ideas and thoughts which place an important role in the functioning of the school system. The school fosters leadership & co-ordination skills in portraying the child, not as a mere student but as a partner and contributes towards the development of the school. Kasauli International Public School organized Investiture Ceremony for the year 2018-2019 on 22nd May 2018 in the school volleyball court. The event was presided over by the school managing director Mr. Hira Thakur and the principal Dr. Sanjeev Mainra. Ms. Akshu Padha was chosen as the Head Boy. Along with the other Prefects, they administered the oath-taking Ceremony. Badges and slashes were bestowed by the Principal. He congratulated the newly elected members and advised them to be the role - models for other students. The investiture ceremony was held for the newly appointed House Captains, Discipline Incharge, Mess incharges and class monitors.


The school organized one day trip to Panchkula amusement park “Fun City” for boarders of classes VIth to IXth on 29th April 2018 (Sunday). All were very enthusiastic and in hurry to pack their picnic requirements and wait for the bus. Ultimately the dream came true and they boarded the bus with cheerful faces. All were so excited that they sang different songs at the top pitch of their voice. They landed in Water Park like heroes and enjoyed the lunch with idli sambhar and with vanilla ice cream. The fun park was equipped with Multi-Lane slides, Big Water Fall, Big Rain Dance with Open Air Music, Swimming Pools, Mushroom Umbrella & 16 Water Sliders and Electronic Train. Without wasting the time students were eager to jump into the water pool to feel the thrills of excitement and in order to kill the peak summer warmth of the season. All were shifting and running from one slide to another to grab the best opportunity of enjoyment and were not ready to leave the water park. But in the evening all moved quietly and complemented each other by terming it as the best picnic. They halted for evening refreshment at Pinjore Garden.


The school conducted summer camp for physical health and sports in the school from28th June to 8th July 2017.There were different events for students like Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Cricket, Kabaddi, Shooting, Wrestling etc. The students got the real benefit of the camp and enriched their potential.


It was a first get together of the boarders in a birthday celebration function on the evening of 28th July 2018. All were filled with curiosity and joy to greet birthday students and shake the hands with them. The birthday students were in a casual dress code and were looking very distinct and distinguish. The cakes were cut down by celebrities and distributed among all boarders. Later all Kipsians enjoyed the beats of music and danced on the different beats of it. The function continued till the dinner time.


Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), which is also known as Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha, is a festival that many Muslims celebrate with special prayers, greetings and gifts. Id-ul-Zuha is a festival that is celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in India and the world. Many Muslims wear new clothes and attend an open-air prayer meeting during Id-ul-Zuha. A festive lunch was served on 22nd August 2018 along with prayer to Almighty God.


As per the direction of Central Board of Secondary Education, KASAULI INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL had special morning assembly on 31st May 2018 in order to highlight and raise awareness among the students, staff and the community about the deadly habit and health risks associated with the use of Tobacco. Students enthusiastically and voluntarily participated in poster making, cartoon making and essay writing. The colourful innovative and creative charts prepared by the school artists were displayed to exhibit their talent and skills to all the students of the school. It was highly appreciated and applauded by the principal who cheered the students and made it solicits by his benign presence.


This is an event that tests pupils on their ability to spell complex words from memory as quickly as possible. The Inter-House English Declamation was conducted on 9th September 2018. This activity also takes a lot of mental skill and ability to deal with pressure and all our pupils in the contest did themselves proud. The students spoke on an array of topic. Their efforts were indeed commendable and made it very difficult for the judges to select the winners. All the participants were well prepared and their knowledge about their topics left everyone in awe. Their efforts were indeed commendable and made it very difficult for the judges to select the winners. All the participants were well prepared and their knowledge about their topics left everyone in awe. The Neptune house made a clean sweep by clinching the top position in all categories. The results were as under:

First Position Mars House Second Position Naptune House Third Position Venus House


The school had summer break from 10th June to 8th July 2018.


All religions, customs, traditions, fair and festival plays an important role in countrymen life to promote love, unity and regard for national rituals and heritage. The festival of “Janmashtami” was celebrated in school on 3rd September 2018 with great respect and regard for Hindu God. Two students also posed as “Radha –Krishan” filled the environment with tender ritualism. A student highlighted the importance of the day and festival in her festival introductory speech. The students prayed for communal harmony before the sacred deity. A sacred havan was performed in front of the Sawaswati deity. The function ended with Prasad distribution to all.


Raksha Bandhan is one of the most endearing ways to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters, a bond which is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. A ‘Rakhi Making Competition’ was held for the students of the students of the school on 18th August 2018. The students enthusiastically participated in the competition and came up with very creative ideas. They were judged on the basis of neatness, creativity and effort put in by them. The competition was judged by the Principal Sir on the basis of originality. The designs were so creative and fascinating that it was very difficult to come out with a single winners’ list. It was truly a delight to watch the young hands of our little artisans put together intricate material and fondly fiddles for mirrors, ornaments, adhesive etc to deliver beautiful and extremely creative masterpieces. The results were as under:

First Position Mars House Second Position Naptune House Third Position Venus House


Rakhi Break commenced from 25th August 2018 to 2nd September 2018. The students had celebrated party fortnight to mark the memorable event with DJ beats and yummy food. Students returned punctually after enjoying the sacred celebrations very cheerfully.


15th August 2018 was celebrated with great pomp and show. Students were filled with great enthusiasm to give their best performance in the function. The programme began with the welcome to Chief Guest Mr. Sanjeeven Sah Prant Pracharak Himachal of Rashtriya Sawayam Sawak Sangh. He got the proud privilege of hoisting the flag. Guard of Honour was given to the Chief Guest through inspection of different contingents. It was then followed by march-past by each which was highly appreciated by all dignitaries and parents. The Chief Guest in his speech highly applauded the performance of students in March–past. The principal in his speech introduced the Chief Guest to everyone. The students presented a colourful variety programme. The group song, orchestra and Indian classical dance were highly appreciated by an audience. Mr. Hira Thakur along with other management members presented school “Samriti Chinh” as a token of love and memory to worthy Chief Guest. The programme concluded with “Vande-matram” followed by distribution of sweets.


Teachers’ day was celebrated at the school premises on 5th September with enthusiasm and festivity. Senior students very piously took the charge of the school as a pupil- teacher. In the latter half, students enacted the roles of their teachers. On this day students realized what it means to be a teacher and what it means to control the future of several students in their classes and also teachers were reminded what it felt like when they were the students. The students also gifted the token of love and appreciation to teachers and took their blessings to lead a successful life. They also distributed cakes and sweets to their teachers and made them feel honoured. Thumping presentation of the cultural programme as a regard of affection added to the celebration. All were astonished at the display of their super talent. Apart from the fun aspect of the day, it is also a day when one can look back, admire and get inspired by Dr.Radhakrishnan, a small town cunning boy, who grew up to become one of the most respected politicians in the history of democracy of India. The function came to end with festive lunch. “A good teacher is like a candle-it consumes itself to light the way for others”.


Navratri, literally interpreted as 'nine nights' is the most celebrated Hindu festival devoted to Goddess Durga symbolizing purity and power or 'shakti'. Navratri festival combines ritualistic puja and fasting and is accompanied by resplendent celebrations for nine consecutive days and nights. In Himachal Pradesh, the Navratri Mela marks the auspicious occasion of Navratri. The school celebrated the occasion on 23rd September 2018 with KIPS community by performing sacred havan. The value, importance and the real purpose of Navratri & Ashtami was also explained to students.


On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, popularly known as “Bappu”, a devotional and a great paying tribute assembly was conducted in Kasauli International Public School, Sanwara on 1st October 2018 instead of 2nd October( Holiday in school). The programme started with “Deepprajvlan” and prayer “Raghu Patti Raghav………” The life portrait of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was highlighted by students through speeches and Bhajans. Dr.Sanjeev Mainra Principal laid the tributes by words “Besides, Gandhiji leadership qualities are worth emulating if you want to be a successful person, make the difference in your own as well as other people’s lives by Gandhi ideology.” Inspired students took the pledge to follow the truthful path in different walks of life. The school management wished and congratulated all Kipsians on this festival.


“Every child is an artist,” said Pablo Picasso. Keeping this in mind and to explore the creative potential in the young minds of our children, an inter-house drawing and painting competition was conducted with the theme “Environment.” The children showcased their creative skills in drawing and colouring and the result was amazing artwork.This fun-filled activity witnessed an enthusiastic participation by all students. The results were as under:

First Position NEPTUNE & MARS HOUSE Second Position Earth House Third Position Venus House


The Khushwant Singh Literary Festival was here once again in its seventh edition. This year there was a sense of poignancy that the “eternally young” old gentleman, KS as he was known, is not with us anymore. The event was held on the 12th of October 2018 at the Kasauli Club, a favourite haunt of KS. Like last year, this year too many schools from Kasauli, Dagshai, Solan and Shimla had participated enthusiastically. Our students had participated in two events - ART COMPETITION and ESSAY COMPETITION. Master Ankur Yadav class got the third position in the essay competition. The participants had their lunch with well-known authors and witnessed the sessions for that day. They also got a chance to interact with well-known authors, politicians and high profiled intellectual personalities who too graced the event.