Enrichment

Education is so much more than classrooms and textbooks.

Cultural and Literary Activities

Cultural and literary activities are an integral part of school life at IHS.  We believe that learning is not uni-dimensional, restricted solely to textbooks. Rather, we view learning as a multi-dimensional process, comprising important life lessons gleaned from dance, music, sports, drama and much more. We do not view such activities as “extra-curricular;” they are integral to learning. These co-curricular activities are therefore built into the curriculum to ensure 360° learning and all-round development of our students.

Co-curricular activities include:

  • Art
  • Craft
  • Library
  • Creativity in Science
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • SaPa Music Program
  • Konkani Day Program
  • Annual Day Program

Our students also participate in city-wide and national-level literary and cultural competitions.

Leadership opportunities

IHS students get an early introduction to leadership and democratic process via fair and transparent elections of various student representatives, including the School Captain, the Sports Captain, and house captains, vice-captains and prefects. These office bearers are given the responsibility of guiding and leading their juniors, and encouraging their active participation in school events.

Our student body is also given a voice via an elected Student Council, which works closely with management and staff to ensure that we hear and understand the voice of the student body. In addition, students of all ages are given the opportunity to hone their leadership skills through group activities, projects, and peer-driven initiatives.

  • Students take charge of dance and drill choreography for Annual Day, Konkani Day, and Sports Day events 
  • Class 10 students independently organize and manage the annual Tuck Shop, showing them what it takes to run business operations 
  • School leaders and older students are instrumental in training students for literary and sports events and competitions
  •  The Student Council members plan and implement social awareness and environmental conservation programs/campaigns
  • The Student Council also resolves student-related issues and come up with solutions and effective ways to resolve conflict
  • Internship programs set the stage for the development of organizational and management skills. 

Environmental Responsibility

We are committed to cultivating environmental awareness in school by teaching our students about the three Rs: reduce waste, reuse resources, and recycle materials.

  • Our students operate a paper-recycling unit on the premises, and 100% of our recycled paper is used for the school’s craft activities.
  • Kitchen waste is composted and used for our plants.
  • The rainwater harvesting system helps us meet 100% of our outdoor water needs.
  • The rooftop photovoltaic system harnesses solar power to ensure that we are self-sufficient when it comes to meeting our energy needs.
  • Electronic waste material such as batteries, CDs and DVDs are collected every two weeks and sent to the e-waste management plant. 

Each year, our students take up specific environmental causes like declining sparrow populations in the city, save-the-tiger, and eco-friendly celebrations, initiating measures to create awareness.

Social and civic awareness

We understand that good grades do not necessarily make someone a good human being. That’s why we choose to instil in our students the idea that they are part of a larger community, society, and world. A sense of civic duty and social responsibility helps students develop empathy, compassion and understanding,  shaping them to be productive global citizens. We believe that the students who are engaged in social activities which have positive impact on their immediate surroundings feel more connected to one another and to the world around them. That’s why we encourage them to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social etiquette and ethical norms, and to participate actively in community activities.

  • Every year our students visit a Government School, gaining both a teaching and a learning experience by planning and conducting activities for students from a different socio-economic background.
  • During natural disasters, we team up with other organizations to collect relief materials for those in need.
  • The Student Council initiaties periodic school-wide campaigns addressing issues ranging from social stereotypes, stigmas and labels to bullying.
  • The Swacchh Innisfree drive aims to inculcate a sense of shared responsibility and pride in keeping their own surroundings clean.