Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Out-dated Traditional Learning

Why is that we always stereotype, traditional to be out-dated and obsolete part of our lives, this is quite a thought provoking question, because what we think today, is transferred to our preceding generations. Traditional ways of learning have still not lost its charm, even after technology taking over everything in the world, there are children who love the smell of new hardbound text books, they still love to cover their books with brown paper and feel very happy in class to read up a lesson in the text book in class.

Textbook give the feel of learning something to every child, the process of learning is somewhat incomplete without referring to the school text books. Maths is subject, where old tricks of calculation makes the work easier, one may have been equipped with the latest digital calculator, but in the end when the calculator repeats the error command for a calculation, even the most technology savvy person has no option but to perform the entire calculation manually on paper to cross check his or her error.

India is the country, where great and learned men came up with several educational theories and formulas and that also without the help of technology. I’m not against the use of technology, but I want to point out the fact that if the simplest things could be done in the simplest ways then why is it that we wish to complicate it further by using gadgets that don’t need the required attention for that work.

For instance, according to the recent researches conducted, Indian students are known to perform brilliantly compared to students abroad. It is not because they are using the most latest technologies, or they are using the latest Ipad’s or IPhone’s, it is simply because they are using their brains. Even after being the most powerful country and nuclear equipped in the world, why are most of the Indians getting job offers from companies in America and why are American kids not faring well enough grades in their schools.
India may have once been the land of snake charmers and elephant riders, but India was never the land of fools, we may use the most traditional forms of teaching and learning in schools but we are proud that are students are the one’s placed in the top most institutions around the world and they are looked forward to as an example of perfect students by other teachers, parents and even the President of America.

Author Bio: Minu Aravind is a self-motivated writer and blogger with an ability to develop Unique content, is associated with India’s Education Sector. She is a strong advocate of high-grade education, and focuses to develop blogs and articles in the field of education, parenting, child development and so on

World Leaders of Education

The way to civic life and greater knowledge comes from receiving adequate education. Education in India is becoming costlier day by day, but parents in India consider it there lifelong duty to pay for their child’s education and other study related expenses. And we the students hold it as our privilege to receive lifelong funding from our parents in terms of education.

The education sector in India has innumerable courses and subjects to offer that no student would feel insignificant compared to any other student. However, compared to other countries in the world, the education sector might have several flaws swept under the carpet, but in reality the students in India fair an IQ which is quite superior to kids in other countries.

We follow a very traditional way of learning and studying, which was passed on to us when the British’s came and invaded India and decided to educate the natives. India might be a traditional and backward country in terms of its infrastructure and other facilities but it has grown and has been nurtured into a unique being that it exists today.

There are so many schools, colleges and universities that are both nationally and internationally recognized all around the world. Every single day this sector is growing and taking a whole new dimension to it its existence. Millions and millions of students are passing out of the institutions and taking up diverse fields of employments careers every single day. India is a country with a growing and thriving world economy; every other country is surprised to believe that a country so immensely Populated as this one, with a democratic background and a semi-permeable economy, is showing signs of constant growth and development.
It is also a matter of great surprise to other economies how India as a country hasn’t fallen apart so far and still exists to work and develop at very progressive rates. It is possible because of the empowering educational system that is present in the country. Every person contributes to the making of a nation; similarly, India owes its existence to the many engineers, entrepreneurs, industrialists, politicians, labourers, lawyers and several other professions whose combining efforts have resulted in the country that we live in today.

Therefore, we should continue to strive to excel and gain lots of accomplishments for the honour and glory of our country, because their visions for strengthening the country has definitely borne fruits in our lives through the accomplishments we hold today.

Padlet – A New Way of Communication

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Rohit Sen Bajaj - The Thought Leader

Deccan Chronicle captured his views on education and much more.

Leadership Talks with Arunima Sinha

Beach City Talks about NASA Returned Oakridgers

Health Awareness Week @ Oakridge

Join the Roar in Saving the Tiger

Happy Parennt's Day



Oi Playschool has proved it once again that, it is much more than just a playschool!

We are proud to announce that, Oi Playschool is now certified as an ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systemscompliant organization. This certification is accredited by Quality Control Certification in association with UASL, UK.

ISO 9000
 is a A family of standards related to quality management systems and designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers, shareholders and employees. The certification of compliance with ISO 9001:2008 recognizes that the policies, practices and procedures of our organization to ensure consistent quality in the services and work product we provide to our customers.

To become certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant, Oi Playschool underwent a 1 month evaluation process that included development of a formal quality management system (QMS), management systems review, employee training, process documentation, establishment of process metrics and a pre-audit initial assessment; all of which are required to be in compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 standard. The process culminated in a successful registration audit by Quality Control Certification accredited by UASL, UK and a certificate of registration was issued to Oi Playschool on June 20th , 2013.

This is the moment for us to truly relish upon. We thank you for all the support extended in making us reach to this level.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Amita Gondi's success @ National Aquatic Championship

Amita Gondi is one among those Oakridgers who carried the Oakridge grandeur to national and international altitude. With her terrific performance, she conquered the National Aquatic Championship held at Panaji, Goa. She bagged 3 gold medals and one bronze in 50 meters Free Style, 50 meters Butterfly, 100 meter Butterfly, 100 meters Free Style respectively.

And the Goa championship gave her the titles such as ‘The Fastest Sub-Junior Girl Of India’ and ‘India’s Fastest Sub-Junior Girl’.

Oak Champs’ Experience @ The Pearl of Indian Ocean

Oak Champs’ tour to Sri Lanka turned to be an enriching experience with full of learning and fun for the younger ones.

Sanjana Goel & Dvij Sharma from Oakridge Vizag and Meghana Maulpuri &Varun Arvapalli from Oakridge Einstein were the Oak Champs who had flown to the exotic land of beaches. And the ‘The Pearl of Indian Ocean’ gave a warm welcome to the Oakridgers.

Oak Champs returned to their homeland with a bunch of sweet memories of a lifetime from this unforgettable journey.


The teachers from Pre-primary and high school attended the Apple iPad- workshop in Newton campus which was conducted by Ms. Shefali Javeri from Kennedy International School, Bangalore. It was a very informative session. The teachers were introduced to several application like Qr code scanner, Timer, Simple minds, Teacher tube, Imovie, Hokusai ,digital story, Book creator ,comic life, Itunes Uetc which can be easily downloaded and can be used in classroom setting and in formulating lesson plans.

Initially the teachers were undergoing basic session for over a week by Ms. Richa Sahu who helped us to know everything about the device and its usage .Thanks to the management for not only giving a state-of-the-art tool but also the requisite training in enabling the teachers to make the best use of the same.

Thursday, 20 June 2013


Oakridge’s iconic status in the world of education is much credited to its expert teachers and thought leaders who made the foundation for learning formidable and enduring. Capt. Rohit Bajaj, Principal - one such pillar of this ever rising edifice, has made Oakridge and in fact India proud by getting appointed as the IB ambassador. He is among the super five Indians from Asia Pacific who have successfully completed IB orientation and training.

Truly a milestone for Capt. Rohit and Oakridge!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Indian International MUN Experience

The IIMUN one of the largest youth conferences was held in Hyderabad from 31 May to 2 June at the IIIT campus. 15 students from Oakridge were a part of this conference. Though the delegates for this conference were from different colleges, the students found it to be a very enriching experience for them. Yagna Agarwal of Grade XI who was a part of this conference shares his experience with us……

"With mixed feelings of anxiety and excitement and my hopes high, I was there; at the IIIT campus. The first college MUN I was attending. I was not nervous but I was prepared; to debate as a Delegate of Poland in the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty). It was a 2 day MUN with 4 committee sessions in total. It was fun debating and putting up productive arguments. Also, there was a lot to learn too! Next Morning was the most productive session.

We had come to a resolution and the whole committee was really happy. In NATO for a resolution to pass we need 100% majority, every single country had Veto power. We had successfully managed to pass the resolution with cent-percent majority. Now, came the part which I was most exited for i.e. the ‘Awards’. Although I did not win any Award the Chairperson told me that I had done well and to keep it up! With my bag packed with papers and my mind full of blissful memories I returned home glad for being a part of an enriching experience."

Oak Champs to Fly to Srilanka

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Strengthening Parent Ward Relationship

Gone are those days of 9 to 5 jobs, when fathers would come home and after freshening up would start playing with their little ones. These days dad’s come home with a heavy load of work, tired looking face and a desire to be tucked into their beds until morning. In keeping up with their job requirements, parents often forget that they have young wide-eyed children, who are eagerly waiting their return every evening to show them their recent progress.
Parenting as all of us know is quite a tough job and involves a lot of patience, allegiance, hard work and effort. A good relationship is highly recommendable for parents, with their kids as it allows them to build a strong foundation of love, affection and trust between the two. In order to achieve these goals, one needs to be approachable enough for their kids, to be able to communicate freely to their kids.
This will permit the child to have confidence in themselves to talk before their parents, without any sort of inhibitions. The research survey studies have revealed that children normally develop a great bonding with their mother, as she is known to be a warm, caring and protective person. Fathers are the ones whom kids always like to imitate, especially boys.  These days spending time with children is restricted to providing them with all the cool gadgets, toys and PlayStation’s that parents can provide them with.
Psychologists who counsel young children, for their rude and inappropriate behavior in school have come across after interviewing these children that these children are mostly rich neglected kids. Such kids often demand for attention from everywhere, since they do not receive it at their home, therefore, the only option they find to gain attention from is by getting into verbal and physical fights with other students.
It is often felt that proper action at proper time should be meted out towards these kids to prevent them from becoming brats as they grow up. But without the parents help, support, care and love for the child this task becomes close to impossible to be achieved. Parents should be counseled separately, to make them aware of the importance of having such a beautiful gift in their life, and by being per-occupied with work only they are vehemently rejecting their precious gift. Thus, India is reporting a large number of broken family cases in the past few years, the statistics of which are on rise.

OAKSTORE- Your Requirements; Our Service

Photo: OAKSTORE- Your Requirements; Our Service

Oakridge has been an exemplary educational institution known for its innovative approach towards learning process. And now, Oakridge is moving a step ahead with the launch of Oakstore- a web store where Oakridge children and parents can purchase all the required school items online. The purchased items will be delivered at your door steps to save your valuable time. 
And we look forward to provide you a great experience with OAKSTORE.

CBSE Grade XII Result of Oakridge Newton Campus

CBSE Grade X Result of Oakridge Einstein

CBSE Grade X Result of Oakridge Visakhapatnam Campus

Monday, 27 May 2013

Oakridge students with flying colors again

Oakridge has fulfilled its promise again. Students of this India’s largest international school have excelled well and came out with flying colors in CBSE-2013 with remarkable results. 41 students from Oakridge International School Visakhapatnam appeared for the grade Xth exams and all of them succeeded making the school proud.
Oakridge International School is always regarded as a bench mark for world-class holistic education in India. While, the school is known for its revolutionary activity-based education, we always prove it a point that Oakridgers surprise everyone with their academic and non-academic excellence. This year results are just a reflection of the same. Among the students who appeared for the exams 46% scored an average CGPA of 9 and above while 44% scored CGPA of 8 and above.