1)Birla Open Minds International School is now an IBCP IB candidate targeting the academic session 2023-2024. 2) The recent achievements of our students in Sports: (i) SREOSHEE MAJUMDER of Grade 9 participated in 400m Athletics in Sports For All Event has secured the 1st Place. (ii) E. Shruthi of Grade 9 participated in 100 m & 200m in Athletics in Sports For All Event has secured the 1st Place in both Events. 3)BOMIS, Kollur featured in Education World Rankings (2022-23) Ranked 5th in Co-Ed Day Schools League Table Hyderabad & Telangana, Ranked 25th in India's Best Co-Ed Day Schools League Table, Ranked 7th in Leadership Management Quality, Ranked 10th In Parent Involvement, Ranked 10th Career Counselling Leadership. 4) Congratulations to 10th Grade School Toppers Gandra Shanmitha, Sonia Gupta, Samaira Chadha, Tejashwini Prashant Patil.   5) Congratulations to 12th Grade School Toppers Purna Sunanda, P. Sree Dhruthi Reddy, Harika Chunduri   6) We have successfully achieved the International Dimension in Schools Certificate for the period 2020-23   7) Indian Green Building Council Platinum Rating in Green Schools Rating System  

Arts

Art forms encompasses Visual, Literary and the Performing arts. Art, in its broadest meaning is the expression of creativity and imagination. Our school believes in the vital role played by preservation and promotion of different art forms.

We are happy to share the completion of Ishna's current year achievements in the International Ballet circuit . Following is the summary of her achievements from this year along with a Video link from one of her competitions for your reference.

1. Great Indian Ballet Competition (GIBC) :-

Won Gold Medal in Classical Ballet Solo in the Great India Ballet Competition (GIBC) . This is the only National Ballet Competition held in India currently . Ishna entered in the Teens category (12 -16 yrs) and won Gold.

2. Youth Art Festival Singapore (YAF) :-

Ishna won Silver at YAF in classical ballet Solo category held in Singapore.

3. Asian Grand Prix Jakarta (AGP):-

Ishna won "Merit Award" at Asian Grand Prix Jakarta in her first appearance at the event.

4. International Ballet Grand Prix Singapore (IBGPS) :-

Ishna won "Potential Award" at IBGPS Singapore in her first appearance at the event.

5. Youth America Grand Prix :-

YAGP or Youth America Grand Prix is the world's largest non-profit international student ballet competition and scholarship program . The competition is only open to candidates with strong ballet credentials and Ishna became the first Indian participant to the event .

6. Star of Canaan Dance Competition Singapore :-

This International Dance competition is conducted in association with Singapore Dance Alliance Ishna is the first Indian to participate in this and won a scholarship to Asian Ballet school Malaysia for her performance in Classical Ballet Solo.

7. Dance for Peace:-

Ishna represented India and performed for "Dance For Peace " - An International initiative to bring all dancers from different parts of the world to in collaboration with the Ukrainian Organization Ballet Fest and Ballet Papier - to support and raise funds for Ukrainian Dancers.

8 . Scholarships Received :-

Ishna also qualified this year to several prestigious intensive programs and has won scholarships to :- 1. National Ballet Academy New York Summer Intensive - New York USA 2. Canada's National Ballet School - Canada 3. JuonPointe Ballet School -New Zealand. 4. Asia Ballet Academy - Malaysia

9. Selection into Vaganova and Bolshoi Summer Intensives :-

Ishna was selected via audition to train with the Worlds Top Ballet Academies namely . a) Vaganova Academy Summer Intensive by Russian Masters Ballet b) Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Visual Arts

Integration of Visual Arts along with Scholastics subjects is very important. It helps students to bring out their creativity as well as develop their personality. Students learn important skills like observation, self-expression, focus, discipline, perseverance, self confidence and collaboration through art education.

Students who are visual learners, learn faster through the practice of art and craft. They develop aesthetic sense, understand and appreciate good art work. The school has age appropriate activities which are integrated with the curriculum to broaden the students’ thought process and creativity.

We believe in holistic development, freedom of expression and creativity in the field of the students choice. For the primary years, exposure to the different forms of performing arts like dance, theatre and music where they learn the basics is very important. When they come to the middle and higher grades they are given a choice to explore the skills further, in the area of their choice.

Each art form helps the child to open up and gain stage confidence, to be able to speak out without any inhibitions and also participate in cultural activities boldly. This also promotes the Multiple Intelligence and opens up doors to their future prospects and probabilities.

Performing Arts

Dance

Dance is an expression of joy through body movement and rhythm. Through dance students learn team work, focus and improvisational skills. Dance is a wonderful physical activity and provides rigour for healthy life style. Students are exposed to various dance forms and regularly participate in competitions.

Music

It is a research fact that Music helps plants grow better, calms and soothens the human mind. Plato once said that music is a more potent instrument than any other form of education. It offers the growth of the child’s brain academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Our students are trained in western vocals and Indian music. The school choir functions as the base group for all school events.