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The official newsletter of Taktse International School

Page 01 NOTE FROM THE OUTREACH TEAM A small intro from the Taktse Outreach Team.

Page 02 UPPER SCHOOL Science experiment by Mr Avinash

Page 03 GOOD TOUCH BAD TOUCH An awareness workshop by Mrs Yousa and team

Page 04-05 ART ATTACK The Art department of Taktse

Page 06 ICSE WING The new ICSE wing

Page 07 WE SPY Shoutout to the Taktse Disciplinary Committee

Page 08 NEW IN SHORT Taktse news

Page 09- 10 LOWER SCHOOL Lesson on Prologue


Hello there! Have you realised? We’ve just completed our 3rd month of the academic year and look at all those colours, joy, laughter and energy that we have created together so far. It is definitely a glorying experience. April gave us its own unique version; from experiments to workshops, to splashing colors to interactive and fun assemblies. In this edition of the newsletter, we are thrilled to bring you a diverse array of exciting updates from our school community. You'll find fascinating snippets from Mr. Avinash's groundbreaking science experiment, informative highlights from the good touch bad touch workshop, and inspiring news from our talented art department and the ICSE wing. These are just a few of the many stories we're eager to share with you, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this edition!

“There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye. There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by." ― William Cullen Bryant

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The day was glorious with the bright sun shining down on the lower courtyard where Mr Avinash, our Physics teacher, had set up an intriguing experiment. The experiment involved measuring the diameter of the sun using basic scrap materials such as cardboard, aluminium foil, and four one-meter wooden scales. According to NASA, the diameter of the sun is approximately 1.3927 million km. Mr Avinash's experimental setup yielded a reading of 1.3775 million km. To calculate the diameter, Mr Avinash used a formula which involved the distance of the image formed and the diameter of the sun. Diameter of the image in cm Diameter of the Sun _____________________________ = _____________________ Distance of the image formed in cm. Distance of the Sun and Earth

By plugging in the values, Mr Avinash was able to determine that the diameter of the sun was 1.3775 million km. He also noted that the diameter of the shadow cast was 0.9cm, and the distance at which the shadow was cast was 98cm. Using the assumed distance of 150 million km between the Sun and the Earth. Overall, it was an exciting experiment that not only demonstrated the principles of physics but also showcased the power of using simple materials to achieve incredible results.

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We are delighted to express our heartfelt gratitude to Mrs Yousa (our parent) and her team for accepting our request to conduct the Good Touch and Bad Touch awareness program at our school. The program was an essential initiative aimed at educating our students on its importance, and how to stay safe from potential abuse. Their professionalism, commitment, and expertise were evident throughout the program. They were able to engage the students in a thoughtful and informative discussion, helping them understand the difference between positive and negative touch and the importance of speaking up if they ever feel uncomfortable. The program was a huge success, and we are grateful to Mrs Yousa and her team for their dedication and hard work in delivering such an important message to our students. Their efforts will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our students, and we are grateful for their contribution to our school community.

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Mr Alvin, a dedicated art teacher, has been working tirelessly to ignite the passion for art among his students. He has inspired many young minds and helped them discover their creativity and artistic talents. This includes pencil sketches, watercolours (preferred by most) and even origami. Craftworks such as miniature cardboard houses, and paper flowers are also loved by many. Stippling art has also become a rage amongst older students. He has also been able to capture the attention of his students and make them appreciate the beauty of art. He has shown them how art can be a powerful medium for self-expression, communication, and problem-solving.

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The ICSE program at Taktse International School provides students with an opportunity to explore a range of subjects and interests, helping them discover their strengths and interests. The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, preparing students for higher education and increasing their opportunities to study and work abroad. The introduction of the ICSE program at Taktse International School has enhanced the school's reputation, attract new students and teachers, and increase the diversity of the student population. The program aligns with the school's values and goals, complementing existing programs and resources. Overall, the introduction of the ICSE program at Taktse International School is a positive and enriching initiative, providing students with valuable opportunities and preparing them for their future endeavours.

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To the School Disciplinary Committee, We all know that keeping a group of students in line is like herding cats. That's why we wanted to take a moment to appreciate the excellent work you have been doing in keeping our school community on track. Your dedication and unwavering commitment to discipline have not gone unnoticed. Thanks to your efforts, students are wearing their uniforms daily, which not only looks neat and tidy but also fosters a sense of unity and pride within our school. And you know what's the best part? They seem to be loving it too! Your willingness to enforce the rules with a firm yet fair hand has made our school a better place for everyone. We know that your guidance and support are vital to the school’s success. So here's to you, the unsung heroes of our school community. Thank you for all that you do! Sincerely, The Outreach Team

Mr Lepcha

Ms Prameela

Mr Raja

Ms Bhawna

Rai Guruama

Ms Prerna

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We are proud of you Rianna! We are so excited to announce that Rianna, scored 100/100 in her CLASSICAL GUITAR GRADE IV exams & passed with Distinction from Trinity College London’s digital qualifications 2023. She is currently studying in grade 10.

We are happy to inform you that the 11thgrade classes for both ISC and Cambridge curricula have commenced. The students and teachers have started their academic journey for the year, with a focus on achieving academic excellence. With a rigorous curriculum and dedicated faculty, we are confident that the students will have a fruitful year ahead. We wish them all the best and hope they make the most of this opportunity to learn and grow.

The May-June series of AS and A level examinations are currently underway. Please join us in wishing all students taking these exams the best of luck. Let's encourage them to do their best and remind them that their hard work and dedication will pay off in the end

The process of the curation of our soft board started off rather clueless. There was a scarcity of ideas and we looked upon one another, hoping for someone to ignite a plan. Teachers sacrificed multiple blocks, yet most of them went to waste. We had no plan! "What if we made an earth covered with cobwebs “, someone exclaimed. “ What if we stuck trash on the board ? “ another spoke sarcastically. Suddenly, the room was engulfed with “what ifs” and ideas began erupting. The following days were full of frantic students running around the halls and pestering Miss Prameela with requests and grants. The once barren soft board was now beginning to look appealing. Staplers flying across the room and sticky gooey fingers. The soft board is finally done! ‘The winners are Grade 9 ICSE!’ We all looked at each other in disbelief. ‘We WON!’ Miss Prameela exclaimed, looking at us proudly with eyes of joy and a smile that could light up any room. By: Tashi & Akashna ( ICSE Grade 9)

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In literature, a prologue is an introductory section that provides background information about the story, characters, or setting. The importance of a prologue in grade 5 cannot be overstated, as it helps young readers understand the context and setting of a story, and prepares them for what is to come. Based on what they have learnt, several students have prepared thought-provoking prologues of some of their favourite books.

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