Being one of the top ten schools in India, Him Academy Public School offers a strong and well-established platform to lead the students to INTERNATIONAL understanding through various information exchange visits and projects with partner schools in 8 countries namely UK, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Russia, Fiji, Indonesia, and the Philippines. International Education Week is celebrated by inviting teachers from PARTNER schools or guests of Different Nationalities to interact with the students. Student's exchanges and visits to abroad are planned with International Partner Schools.
The activity provision at Him Academy Public School is exceptional which makes it India's one of the top ten schools in India and perhaps the best private boarding school. The Boarders at Him Academy truly do have the best of both the worlds. They also enjoy a great range of activities provided by the School which serves as a great platform for a child's holistic growth.
Following is the list of our Partner schools for sharing student projects:
There they worked out action plans for Student-Teacher exchange with schools in Seoul, Thailand, Fiji, Uzbekistan, Russia, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, China, and Mongolia.
We are also coming up with other information exchange projects with these schools through the Online exchange.
A brief detail of activities carried out with Partner schools
(As a part of Reciprocal visit funded by DFID, U.K.)
Shared information about India and taught Hindi words to the pupils of Gartree and nearby Primary School.
For developing the partnership well and taking it further both the schools received Global Curriculum Project Grant from British Council.
And two teachers Ms. Emma and Ms. Rebecca visited our school to share about “Fair Trade” in U.K. and other continued projects.
Er. (Mrs.) Naina Lakhanpal, Principal, Dr. (Mrs.) Himanshu Sharma, Principal (Academics) and a student Master Prakrit visited Gartree Community, U.K. to share “Fair Trade” practices in India.
They demonstrated steps to prepare Vermicompost from organic waste and shared about other continued projects and future projects.
We celebrate IEW every year.
During IEW, generally,
Once we invited a Japanese guest from Japan Foundation, New Delhi and planned some activities like wearing a Japanese dress, using Japanese greeting words or some phrases.
Ms. Junko Yamanoi, Assistant Director, Japan Foundation, India visited the school and demonstrated wearing Japanese dress Kimono. Students also learned different Japanese words from her.
This year Ms. Guddi, Ms. Khatriya Armstrong and Ms. Rani, overseas admission consultants visited the school during IEW and taught students Thai greeting words and phrases.
HAPSVN celebrates days of international importance like World Earth Day, International Biodiversity Day, Labour Day through exhibitions, Role plays, Slogan-writings, Paintings, Tree Plantations and by providing information about other Countries related to the particular day.
Impact on Students
Students are really keen to do international activities. It enhances their excitement for the activity as they know activity has a purpose and an audience. They knew it that whatever work they were doing would be seen by pupils at their partner school. In learning foreign language project, they enjoy looking up new words and commented on the similarities and mainly differences between the English, Hindi and French words. Projects make them think about their own languages and how other languages differ in both spelling and pronunciation.
Pen pals look forward to their letters and enjoy writing theirs.
The gap between the two partners was reduced with Video Conferencing. Students enjoyed performing on the plays sent by Gartree. Through the project on the currency, they got to know more about the currency of U.K. The conversion of money and its denomination.
The most effective part of this activity was a maximum participation of HAPSIAN. A wide exposure from script writing, painting, preparing PPTS enhanced students creativity and curriculum-oriented projects improved teaching-learning.
Students of grade 4 are really excited receiving bookmarks (Art Work) from Shingwon elementary school. South Korea which recently initiated the partnership.