A positive workplace
"A positive workplace is where trust is unquestioned, professional responsibilities are high and mistakes are opportunities to improve." Mr. Arup Sinha, the Chief Operating Officer, conducted an informative session explaining the roles and responsibilities of Academic staff, Non-Academic staff to run the school efficiently. This session provided an insight into HR and Admin department's working style and structure to Academic Coordinators and facilitators. Here are few glimpses from the session.
‘Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.’
A very insightful and enriching session on ‘Aesthetic Learning’ was facilitated by Ms. Pratima Sinha, CEO, DSR Educational Society for the educators of K1 to Grade 4 on 06 June 2023 and for Grades 5 to 8 on 07 June 2023.
The sessions highlighted the various teaching concepts that could be followed to incorporate the aesthetic elements into teaching-learning. The educators were guided through various activities to understand how our children could be provide the direction of thought towards appreciating and understanding the aesthetic value of everything around them.
The sessions concluded with a beautiful take away for the educators. “Teach your children to find beauty in everything around them, allow them to listen to the rhythm of the world, let them learn through their senses and that’s how you create every space into a happy learning space for your children”.
"Innovation starts with us, the educators, and together we can ignite a passion for learning that will last a lifetime."
An incredibly well-designed two day Professional Development Workshop was conducted for our teachers by Birla Edutech Limited. The expert trainers Ms. Pushpita Chattopadhyay and Ms. Megha shared practical insights and cutting-edge methodologies, emphasizing on endless possibilities to transform our classrooms into dynamic hubs of knowledge. The activities conducted during the workshop focused on empowering the educators on varied pedagogical approaches, innovative teaching strategies for experiential, interactive and active learning in the classrooms. The workshop also highlighted the skill based techniques for effective reading and speaking skills for children and strategies to enhance their reading skill.
The energy and enthusiasm were palpable as educators explored interactive approaches and envisioned a future where every student can thrive.
I don’t need easy. I just need possible’. -Bethanyl Hamilton
A two day interactive and informative CBSE CBP session on inclusion and inclusive strategies was conducted by the Resource Persons; Dr. Sanjeev Nampally, Principal, Fortune Butterfly Senior Secondary School and Mr. Prasad Nukala, Principal, Meluha School.
The session primarily focused on the need for inclusion and its importance through various interesting games and engaging activities. The highlight was the detailed understanding of the examination provisions and exemptions provided by CBSE for children with special needs, the SOP for availing the concessions, the flexibility in choosing subjects for the CWSN, the role of a Special Educator and Counsellor in schools through interesting role plays. The resource persons also discussed in detail the model lesson plan to cater to the needs of a diverse classroom.
The two day session emphasized on the value of collaboration, cooperation and commitment of educators towards making the school inclusion friendly.
Communication – the Changing Art
Sessions on ‘Communication – the Changing Art?’and ‘Professionalism – Work Ethics & Etiquettes’ were conducted for the Admin Staff by Vice Principal, Ms.BeenaGovind.
‘The Tree Swing’ analogy and ‘the Curse of Knowledge’ experiment elaborated the communication pitfalls. Various aspects of professionalism through live examples effectively explained the etiquettes & ethics to be followed at the workplace.
Dress the way you want to be addressed so that you can manage yourself before others manage you is a strong belief of our Guest Ms. Chaitanya from Style Chai who gave an amazing insight on the importance of grooming for the leadership team of Birla Open Minds International School, Kollur. An opportunity is required to make the first ever lasting impression to exhibit the performance and to create a success story for oneself. The session focused NOT ON CHANGING but ON ADAPTING to the environment.
‘The end of education is to see men made whole, both in competence and in conscience.’
A two-day workshop on ‘Implementing Competency Based Teaching Learning to Strengthen Competency Focused Assessments’ for the Middle and Senior Section Teachers (CBSE) of Birla Open Minds International School was conducted by Ms Pratima Sinha, CEO, DSR Educational Society.
Focusing on Bloom’s Taxonomy, the Workshop Leader emphasized on the significance of fostering competencies in children and highlighted the importance of assessments and evaluation practices which are considered to be the pillars supporting learners' growth and development. The need for assessments to not only measure conceptual understanding but also foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity was clearly enunciated. Thoughtful evaluation was acknowledged as one of the most important requirements to create an environment that would promote continuous improvement, celebrate progress, and ensure equitable opportunities for all learners.
"Human Resources: Where people are the heart of our organization, and their growth and well-being are our top priority."
Ms. Beulah Mohan, Head, HR & Operations conducted an insightful session on HR Policies and Operation Procedures & Processes to be followed by all at school. The staff gained valuable knowledge on how the HR Department works to foster a positive work environment where all employees thrive. Ms. Beulah explained and clarified all doubts from talent acquisition to professional development, employee exit, and all other policies, enhancing an understanding of the employees' journey at our school.
XQ Video Lab
Technology shouldn’t just be a gimmick to motivate learning. It should open a whole new world of possibilities for learning.
Technology integration is not a one day event. It should be a part of everyday classroom like crayons and books. A session was organized to equip and facilitate teachers to assist students in learning video creation skills in a fun and engaging manner. Teachers were provided a hands-on session to integrate video-making with school curriculum by making it relevant for every subject. The platform is set where students collaborate on academic and passion projects, explore new technology, learn to express their ideas in creative ways and eventually become confident communicators for life!
Teachers of The Month
January Teachers of The Month
- Ms.Ashwini Kalase
- Ms.Rabia Sultana
- Ms.Uma Nageswaran
- Mr.Vinod Kumar
December Teachers of The Month
- Ms.Mercy Manda
- Ms.Pallavi Veluvolu
- Ms.Shilpi Singhal
- Ms.Ankita Mehrotra
- Ms.Swaroopa P
- Ms.Asha Kiran
November Teachers of The Month
- Ms.PanjuShree Biswas
- Ms.V.Sree Vidya
- Ms.K. Vijayalakshmi
- Mr.Virendra Singh
September Teachers of The Month
- Ms.Jayashree V
- Ms.Madhavi Kranthi
- Ms.Muserret Mohamed
- Ms.Prashanthi B
August Teachers of The Month
- Mr.Chandangiri Raju
- Ms.Chetna Bhatt
- Ms.Ami S Iyer
- Ms.Radhika I
July Teachers of the Month
- Mr.E Naveen Kumar
- Ms.Fauzia Shamim Siddiqui
- Ms.Rachika Sharma
- Ms.Ankita Mehrotra
" An Institution is only as good as the people who work for it."
As we strive to deliver the best to be the stars in the making, our attempt is strengthened by strong personalities who walk with us on our journey.
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School Parent Involvement Committee
Birla Open Minds School Parent Involvement Committee is comprised of strong and very involved parent representatives of the school. Every grade is represented by one parent who is selected to be a part of the committee with parents, teachers and management representatives as the stakeholders. This committee meets quarterly through the year to discuss all the matters pertaining to the growth and well being of the school and students
The OM-SPIC members also channelize the involvement of parents in different school activities like field trips, sports meets, celebrations and so on. The OM-SPIC and school share a wonderful rapport and work together for the growth and success of the school.
School Parent Involvement Committee Academic Year 2020-21
|Name Of The Member||Representing|
|Ms. Syamali Chowdhury||Chairperson|
|Ms. Pratima Sinha CEO,||Management Representative of DSR Group|
|Mr. Arup Sinha||SPIC Secretary|
|Ms. Sukriti Sharma||SPIC Coordinator|
|Ms. Kausar Ladiwala||Primary Headmistress|
|Ms. Anitha Kamal||Secondary Headmistress|
|Ms. Aruna Muddana||CAIE Coordinator|
|Ms. Thanuja Are||Parent Representative – K1|
|Ms. Sonia Walia||Parent Representative – K2|
|Mr. Anil Jacob||Parent Representative – Grade-1|
|Mr. Gaurav Bajpai||Parent Representative – Grade-2|
|Mr. Ashish Sinha||Parent Representative – Grade-3|
|Mr. Abhinav Chauhan||Parent Representative – Grade-4|
|Ms. U Sailaja||Parent Representative – CBSE Grade-5|
|Ms. Nitika Duddilla||Parent Representative – CAIE Grade-5|
School Management Committee
Birla Open Minds School Management Committee is the back-bone of the school. It consists of Management representatives, Teacher representatives, Parent representatives and Heads of two neighbouring schools.
School Managing Committee Academic Year 2020-21
|Name of the Member||Designation|
|Ms. Sharmila Reddy||President and Correspondent|
|Ms. Pratima Sinha||CEO-DSR Educational Society Representative from Management|
|Ms. Syamali Chowdhury||Principal and Member Secretary|
|Mr. C. Ravi Prasad ,||Principal The Vikas Concept School|
|Ms. Jaya Rajappan||Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya|
|Mr. Marreddy Gade||Parent Member|
|Ms. Ratna Reddy||Parent Member|
|Ms. Kausar Ladiwala||Teacher Member|
|Ms. Suneela Dasari||Teacher Member|
|Ms. Anitha Kamal||Teacher Member|