The Parable of A Pencil – An Interesting read for All!

A Pencil maker once took a pencil aside just before putting him into the box.
‘There are five things you need to know,’ he told the pencil, ’before I send you out into the world always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.’
One: You will do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.
Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.
Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
Four: The most important part of you will always be what is inside.
Five: On every surface you are used on you must leave your mark, no matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.
Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.
Three: You will be able to correct any mistake you might make.
Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.
And Five: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties.

We Believe in Empowering our Teachers

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Mr.Rajeev Gupta, an Education Facilitator, conducted a workshop on Communication Skills for teachers at Reqelford.

Highlighting a few of the essentials for enhancing communication skills
Having the right attitude is important for a teacher. One must have an open mind in this field of life.

Tips for teachers:

  • Work is to be enjoyed
  • Focus is essential – be there, be present. Enjoy, have fun, but don’t lose FOCUS of what you are doing.
  • If you’re ever feeling down or low, find someone who needs a helping hand or a sympathetic ear and make their day.

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Thinking about English language and “Why English Pronunciation?” Rajeev highlights-

“English is a strange language no doubt, but it definitely rules the world today. It is not a person with a string of degrees attached to themselves, but a person who can communicate his ideas effectively, who can create a mark in any field.” Such skills are not developed overnight. One needs proper and effective training right from the beginning. Therefore, it is essential for teachers to be absolutely thorough in language skills, as students have implicit faith in them.
Teachers are to be reminded that children ape teachers and believe every word they utter especially in the formative years.

Know your Clubs at Reqelford!

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For Reqelforders, the act of learning never stops, even when they are out of the classroom! At our campus, a great deal of importance is given to extra-curricular activities that are designed to bring out the best in each student. Students are encouraged to express themselves, be it through arts, literature, sports, culture or technology. And the best examples of this are the various clubs that have been founded with the sole aim of involving students in more than just academics. To be precise, there are currently five clubs at Reqelford that actively meet, organise special programmes, events and happenings to make school life fun for every student. Here’s a lowdown on Reqelford’s five clubs:

WHAT: Literary Club

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WHO: Mrs. Arlene is in charge.

WHY: The mission of this club is to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their language, better their communication skills and get them hooked onto reading!

HOW: Students of this club meet up regularly to discuss the various books that have been selected for reading and learn to identify different writing styles. Apart from preparing for various events like recitation contests, plays and presentations, the club organises many events too.

IMPACT: One of major things that the Literary club has helped the students with is in giving them the confidence for public speaking. It has also helped shy students overcome their timidness and come out of their shells. The students have also learnt to appreciate various forms of literary expressions.

 

WHAT: Sports Club

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WHO: Mr. Kiran is in charge, along with the help of Ms Sri Lakshmi and Mr. Pramod (swimming teacher).

WHY: This club strives to help students get healthy and gain both physical and mental strength as they learn to play sports.

HOW: All students are part of this club, which aims to teach them the art of sportsmanship, team play and much more through the medium of games and athletics. While the high school students participate in races, throwball and basketball among other sports, the primary students and kindergarteners engage in games that enhance their physical and mental abilities.

IMPACT: This club has witnessed a major change in the overall temperament of some of our students with special needs. It has taught students to give their best shot to any task they undertake and learn from both victories and losses.

 

WHAT: Arts Club

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WHO: Mr. Satyanarayana is in charge.

WHY: The mission of this club is to identify the artistic abilities in Reqelforders.

HOW: The students of this club take pride in attending their bi-weekly classes, which create an unbridled environment of creativity and expression. Students from the Art Club have participated in various competitions and have brought laurels to the school. The club encourages members be expressive and opinionated when it comes to their preferred art form.

IMPACT: This club has successfully provided a platform for all those students who are more comfortable with pencils and paints, rather than microphones, balls and bats. Students have learnt new skills like Origami and Pattern Cutting among others. But most importantly, students of this club have gained an immense amount of confidence as the classes have boosted their overall personality development.

 

WHAT: Heritage Club

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WHO: Mrs. Riyaz is in charge.

WHY: The club aims to create awareness among students about their past and their heritage.

HOW: Students of the Heritage Club research about various places of interest and study about their historic importance, cultural impact and a lot more. Students even get to go on field trips to historically significant places to gain a first-hand learning of it. Students are also taught about the importance of preserving our heritage and they aim to create awareness about this subject by hosting art competitions and nature walks, to name a few activities.

IMPACT: Being a part of this club has taught students to feel proud of their heritage and where they come from, in turn creating a sense of self-worth and confidence necessary for the students to become responsible adults.

 

 

WHAT: Social Media Club

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WHO: Mr. Lester, Ms. Radhika and Ms. Manju are in-charge.

WHY: The aim of this club is to keep students updated about the latest technology and social media platforms, so that they can help the school keep up with the times.

HOW: In this club, the members act as correspondents and come together to discuss latest happenings in the school. The students have been divided into groups, each of which brings the latest reports and news from various events, clubs and in-class activities to create a comprehensive list of campus events that can be showcased on the school’s social media platform.

IMPACT: The students have learnt the importance of social media platforms and blogs in today’s times and how to use technology to one’s advantage. The club has taught the students to keep up with the times, be observant and tech-savvy.

Mr.Rajnikanth shares about Reqelford International School Hyderabad!

Parents share!
Rajnikanth, whose son studies in Reqelford International School, says he is very happy with holistic learning, world class facilities and all-round approach to development that his child is being exposed to in this school. Watch this parent talk about how he takes great pride in the way his son has grown in Reqelford International in just one-and-a-half years.

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Mrs.Farzana Salagala shares about Reqelford International School Hyderabad

Parents share!
Farzana Salagala -A mother of two young Reqelforders, gets candid about how this school has made learning fun for her children. Watch her talk about how her sons’ learning curve and interest in extra-curricular activities makes sure they come back happy from Reqelford International everyday. !

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Mr.Surya shares about Reqelford International School Hyderabad!

Parents share!
For Surya, who moved from South Brunswick in the US to Hyderabad recently, finding a good school for his kids which follows a Cambridge syllabus and boasts of a great infrastructure like a good library, swimming pool, etc, was very crucial. Watch him talk about how the staff and facilities at Reqelford International impressed him right from his first visit to our campus.

Mr.Surya shares from Reqelford International School on Vimeo.

Mr. Moses shares about Reqelford International School Hyderabad!

Parents share!
Mr. Moses Salagala – A Reqelford parent shares his children’s transformative experience within just one year in the school! Watch him talk about how his kids have grown more confident and independent and love waking up every morning because school is fun ever since they joined Reqelford International!

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7 Reasons Why your Kids need to be Reqelforders!

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1. Education goes out of the box!

 Out of the box!

As parents, you know better that children who spend all their time competing for ranks and mugging up lessons pointlessly end up being stressed out, dull and even hating academics. But at Reqelford, we believe that school should be the best times of a child’s life! Learning+fun makes for happy and smart kids! So, we believe that education is taken from out of the book and applied in the classroom in a way that students don’t just ‘know’ what they are taught, but ‘experience’ it. From cutting-edge simulation programmes that teach students subjects like geography, environmental science and natural science in a way that a textbook never can  to arranging interesting field trips, Reqelford constantly devises ways to ensure students are having a blast while they are studying!

 

2. The campus is your playground!

Campus is your playground

Away from the hustle-bustle and cacophony of the city, Reqelford International School campus offers students a quiet bubble of learning. The campus is a sprawling seven-and-a-half acres in Keesara, where every corner is a learning space.  The school campus with its large, airy buildings and digitized classrooms houses a multi-purpose auditorium, a health room and a medical Center with a full-time doctor and a nurse, AC buses, a cafeteria with a well balanced and multi-cuisine menu and much more. The school also lays a special emphasis on physical training. Apart from boasting of a sports hall,  swimming pool, tennis, squash and basketball courts, football and cricket fields, skating rinks and a golf range, Reqelford has partnered with Sports School Academy that provides trained coaches to teach the students.

 

3. We are in the ‘now’!

Now!

The globalised world is moving towards change and development at a pace faster than ever and we ensure that today’s young minds, who will be the future of tomorrow keep up with the times. Outdated learning makes way for very current methods that involve engaging content.  Be it when organising online walkthroughs to visit the best museums in the world to our specially designed  curriculum that has a focus on the development of essential skills like understanding, exploration, and creativity. Children are taught to appreciate ideas outside of traditional boundaries.  In fact to keep up with the times, teachers undergo constant training from management to stay updated with the latest educational modules and attend workshops to stay inspired, motivated and encouraged to come up with innovative teaching mechanisms.

 

4. Beyond the blackboard!

Beyond the balckboard

At Reqelford, students are not just relegated to the classroom and get a chance to be fully-rounded individuals. Whether it is music, dance, theatre, fine arts or crafts, at Reqelford, we give wings to your children’s dreams. In fact, we have  fully-equipped art, drama, dance and music studios, E-science labs, multimedia center with internet access and multi-storey library that helps students develop different aspects of their personality. Most importantly, Reqelford believes in an Open Learning culture which focuses on life skills. This learning culture offers the right environment to nurture a child’s inquisitive mind. Students are encouraged to engage with the environment as well as with peers and adults around them to gain real life experiences. This leads to their all-round development through deeper understandings about themselves and others. They are inculcated with interdisciplinary skills, social skills, research skills, thinking skills, reasoning, communication skills, and self-management, which equip them to face the real world outside.

 

5.Tech gurus!

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At a time when the entire world is becoming a global village thanks to everything going online, we believe that education too can be taken to an all new level, thanks to the medium of technology.  Students have their own tech gurus in the form of online digital library resources that helps enhancing the learning experience of the classroom. Reqelford even encourages the use of tablet PCs and desktops with age appropriate content and applications to ensure students are with the times and get the most of this interconnected times. Students are even issued Smartcards, that function as library cards, or for issuing music instruments, sports equipment, and logging onto the network.  Parents also use tech-savvy methods to stay in the loop. While an online newsletter keeps parents updated, they can also log onto the school site to view their child’s progress, homework being set or topics being covered over the week. An online digital library even gives access to recommended websites to enhance topics being taught in class. What’s more teachers are even accessible to students through email!

 

6.Breeding global citizens

We believe in making sure our students are not just being bred to write exams, but are being nurtured to take on the outside world with much ease and confidence. We not only teach them  different languages and social and communication skills, but also expose them to cultures across the world and teach them to be well-aware and interesting individuals or rather global citizens. Pen pals are passé, Reqelordians stay with the times and exchange emails with students from USA, Argentina, Nigeria and Tanzania among others and even interact with them on Skype calls!  Also, students are encouraged to participate in activities that are conducted on the campus that have a truly global perspective. Be it learning about the culture of different communities across the world or their cuisine, at Reqelford, students are made to be well-aware about life and times all over the globe, expanding the horizons of their minds.

 

7.Learning with a heart

 Learning with a heart

At Reqelford, students are taught about the joy of giving and serving the community at a very early age. Compassionate living practices are inculcated in every student through extensive study of health and civic habits,  visit to hospitals, old-age homes, orphanages and schools. Also, we make it a point to organise fund raising activities for natural disasters, etc, frequently so that students learn early on the need to reach out a helping hand to those who need it. In fact, recently, Reqelfordians paid a visit to an old-age home and spent some quality me with the senior citizens there. They also took it upon themselves to cheer up the atmosphere of the home by putting up lively song and dance performances, interactive sessions and also giving out goodies. At Reqelford, we believe in educating the soul of the child too.