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NES Science Fest 2019 on 12th January,2019

NES Science Fest 2019 on 12th January,2019

Dear Parents,

NES International School Mumbai, Swapnanagari, Mulund west, Mumbai – 400082-in association with South Asian International Baccalaureate schools association has arranged a competition for Grades 7,8,9 and 11 on 12th January,2018. Interested students should fill the form through parent ID only  by 22nd December,2018.

please fill the form

Details of competition is as under:

1.Science Exhibition-Working Models 
Sub junior group:Grade 5 to 7
Junior Group:grade 8 to 10
Senior Group:grade 11 & 12

2. NESISM STEAM Research Lab
Students will be given 30 minutes in the NES international school Mumbai stem research Lab,Uniquely designed for research -minded young scientists.Students will carry research work and submit their results to senior students-Mentors present in the lab.The research product will be evaluated by panelists,comprising of experts,professionals and engineers from field of Science & technology including IIT Bombay,BARC and so on.Based on the performance of the students,the panel of the judges will shortlist the best students for every event.
Junior group: grade 8 to 10

3.Science Quiz Competition
A challenging interactive science quiz in multiple rounds.
Junior group:grade 8 to 10
Senior Group:Grade 11 & 12
Electronic devices or any other resources are not allowed during this competition.

4.Scientific drawing and Painting competition
Sub Junior group:Grade 5 to 7
Junior group:Grade 8 to 10
Senior group:Grade 11 & 12
Event details:Artwork should be based on Scientific theme.Topic will be assigned on the spot
Rules:Only poster colours,water colour and Pencil colour allowed.Only drawing sheets will be supplied to students.All other materials are to be brought by student themselves.

5.Science Haiku Competition:
Students will be composing haiku on theme”Science and Technology”.Topic will be provided on the spot by competition in-charge
Junior group:Grade 8 to 10
Senior group:Grade 11 & 12
Rules:It should fit the format of a haiku-three line poem with a set of 17-syllable pattern of five/seven/five.Think about the message you want to get across.use simple words.Aim for the 5-7-5 syllable pattern.

6.JAM Competition
Just a minute Competition
Sub-Junior group:grade 5 to 7
Junior group:grade 8 to 10
Senior group:11 & 12
Rules:The participants are challenged to speak for one minute on given science topic without repetition,hesitation and deviation.

7.Test of Scientific Temper(How & Why of things)
This competition is crafted to test the reasoning ability of students and correlation to normal day-to-day activities and observation of events around them.
Sub Junior Group:Grade 5 to 7
Junior group:grade 8 to 10
Rules:It is individual event.Answer sheet will be provided.Students are required to get own pen/pencil and writing pads.While evaluating,emphasis will be upon the logical explanation of basic scientific principles and the manner in which they are answered.Answers need to be brief and focused.The word limit will be specified.

8.Science in action
This is an individual event to test understanding of the basic principles of science.Some science experiments will be shown on the screen and student will be asked to write the principle behind the experiments.After every on screen demonstration,contestants will be given time to answer a question and they will be evaluated on their understanding and clarity of the concepts.
Junior group:Grade 8 to 10 .
Participation is limited to 3 per school.

9.Space colony Design competition
Students will be given task of designing a new colony to be discovered as a habitable celestial body.Students need to attempt any one of the following:
1.Create a variety of sketches on paper to represent the possible colonial area in the celestial body. 2.Create a 3-D model using any material like cardboard,paper etc.
All structures must be labelled clearly
Materials for the space colony design competition can be brought by the participants themselves. Creativity and clarity will be evaluated by judges.
Junior Group:grade 8 to 10
Senior Group:Grade 11 & 12
Only one team of three members from each category will be permitted.

10.Science Story telling Competition
All participants will get 20 minutes for preparing a science story with the help of pictures provided.Ability and talent in narration will be evaluated accordingly.
Sub Junior group: Grades 5 to 7
Junior group:Grades 8 to 10
Senior group: Grades 11 & 12

11.Essay Writing Competition
The students are expected to write an essay of not more than 650-700 words.Topic will be assigned on the spot. Sub-Junior group:Grade 5 to 7
Junior group:Grade 8 to 10
Senior Group:Grade 11 & 12

The skits should be based on the theme”Science and Humanity”
Sub -Junior group:Grades 5 to 7
Junior group:grades 8 to 10
Senior group:Grade 11 and 12
Rules:A small skit(5 to 6 minutes) should be presented by a group of 5 students,thus inducing a sense of scientific awareness amongst the audience.
You can participate in only one event as mentioned below,as all the events will be conducted parallely.

There is no entry fee

Cost of the transportation and food will be acknowledged to you on 24th December,2018. 


Manish Tiwari



Young Orators Event

Young Orators Event

Dear All,

The new world order requires youngsters to be ready with a set of skills which the earlier generations did not require. The world in which our children will work in the very near future will require them to articulate their ideas. An idea, a thought, an argument, which a youngster things about must be communicated and sold to the world, lest it withers and dies. The ability to express oneself on stage in front of an audience is a time-tested method of expressing these ideas that need to be told. In the era of communication and competition, it also is a necessary skill. In keeping with this need, Paradigm Shift has invited participants from our school for its next edition of Little Orators and Young Orators.

Little Orators (Grades 7 and 8) – a total of 5 participants from our school will be sent to this event

Young Orators (Grades 9 and 11) – a total of 8 participants from our school will be sent to this event

Selected Students will be sent to a workshop (which is mandatory).

Dates for the Semi-finals and Final round will be sent at a later date by the organizers.

Teachers in charge (you can send your names to these teachers by end of day tomorrow): Gopal Sir for Grades 7 and 8, Nikita ma’am for Grade 9 and Subhalaxmi ma’am for Grade 11.

Auditions will be conducted by all 3 teachers if the number of applicants exceeds the number of participants required.

The topic for the audition, criteria and other details will be shared once we get the number of students who are interested for the event.


Fountainhead School

Inter-school Literary Event

Inter-school Literary Event

Dear Students,

Do you think that you are good at Communication, Research, and Critical Thinking? If yes, then here is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your skills by participating in an Inter-school event organized by St. Xavier’s High School, Surat in January 2019.




1. Child Abuse in India           

2. Virtual Parents         

3. Gene/s Mutation


2. Advertisement – The AD Fiesta Show

Themes :

1. Green and Clean Environment

2.Cosmetic-Herbal or Synthetics

3.Say ‘No’ to Drugs

4.TV News Channel

5. Fashion

If you are interested in participating in any of these competitions, you can give your names through the mail to Nikita Jhaveri or Mohini Bachani on or before 19th December 2018. If we have more number of participants, then auditions will be held for final selection.

Once we get the names, the other details and rules will be explained to all the participants.

Please contact any of the above mentioned teachers for any further query.


Fountainhead School

Holidays for students in the last week of December

Holidays for students in the last week of December

Dear All,

Please note that students who are not going for the educational trip will have a holiday from 23rd December to 1st January 2019.

The Educational trip for the students of Grade 9 is starting from 23rd December.

The itinerary and other details related to the trip were emailed on parents id on 10th December 2018.



Fountainhead School.



Dear Parent,

During winters, thermals of only black, white or grey color can be worn inside the school uniform t-shirt.
Note that students cannot wear full sleeve t-shirts/sweatshirts of any other color.
For bottoms- Only black leggings can be worn along with the school shorts if the student is not comfortable with full pants.
Raconteur Calling!

Raconteur Calling!

Dear Raconteurs,

We thank each one of you for sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas and making our school magazine a literary piece of art! A loud shout out to all who made it possible!

Our ideas keep changing, developing and modifying with each passing moment and we don’t want any of these to just drift by.

So let’s get going! We want to ensure that parents and students get optimum time to write for their favorite magazine. However, as mentioned in the previous blog post, we have quite a few precious pieces left with us which we are planning to take up in the April issue. So, the number of days for submission and the number of topics have been reduced for this time.

We have shortlisted a few topics to give you a starting point, but you are free to write on any topic of your choice. You can choose to compose a poem, write an article or create a poster/artwork. Parent articles are welcome in Hindi/Gujarati as well. (No hard copies will be accepted)

The topics are:


  • Planning a Vacation
  • If I could be a/an …..
  • My Promises To the New Year
  • Book/s I have Read Again and Again
  • What’s in a Name?
  • Dealing With Peer Pressure
  • Coding- The Language Of Future
  • Elections are the Best Test for Democracy
  • My Favorite Catchphrase
  • Words I Misspell the Most
  • Poetry- Few Words More Expressions
  • Living In a Selfless World


Points to ponder while writing/submitting articles:

  • All entries to be submitted in Google doc format ONLY to Entries shared in any other format will be rejected. Word limit for articles – 300 words.
  • At least 60% of your write up should be original. If you have used any outside source, please be sure to add all the references / links in the footnote of the article.
  • We will not be publishing more than 1 article/poem per student/parent.
  • Do not share articles published earlier on personal blogs.
  • We request parents to send original work done by their child as we want to keep the essence of  thoughts that play in a child’s mind. Parents can check their child’s work, in terms of spellings and grammar but please retain the words used by your child.
  • In case of parent article, mention your full name, child’s name, grade and section at the end of the article.
  • Parent photos should be sent as a passport sized jpeg file. No selfies.
  • Posters/Artwork should be in A4 size only. Kindly mention name, grade and section on the flipside of the poster.
  • Entries to be mailed from school mail id only. Entries sent from personal email ids will be rejected.
  • Scanned images/posters/artwork should be in high resolution.
  • Any communication with the Raconteur team should be addressed to  Please do not email the editors on their school email id.

Please note that we will try to publish as many articles as we can but due to space constraints we might not be able to publish all articles that are submitted.

Disclaimer: Selection of an article is at editor’s discretion.


The last date for submission is 25th December, 2018.


Looking forward to receiving your entries.


Raconteur Team.