Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Olympiad state rank holders from Inventure felicitated by SOF

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) recently felicitated the top 3 state rank holders for various Olympiads, out of which two were from Inventure Academy!

Agastya Samya Rana of Grade 3 held 2nd in the National Cyber Olympiad and Karnataka State ranked 3rd in the National Science Olympiad.

Anusha Ramji of Grade 7 stood 10th International rank and Karnataka State ranked 3rd in the International English Olympiad.

The function was presided over by Dr. Y.S Rajan and the guests of honor for the occasion were P. Balachandran Warrier, CEO- Manipal Foundation and Dr. K. Shreekrishna Kumar, Director- All India Council for Technical Education, Bengaluru.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Inventure Academy Principal among the top 28 school principals in India- EducationWorld June 2011

An English literature postgraduate of Calcutta University, Mallika Sen is a former principal of the Valley School, Bangalore, head of Aga Khan Education Services and currently principal of the Inventure Academy, Bangalore.

Purpose of school education. To prepare children to meet existential challenges. It must equip them with the knowledge and skills to innovate, excel in their chosen fields and contribute effectively to building a better society.

Most admired education thinker/philosopher. J. Krishnamurti, a leading thinker and educator of the 20th century who encouraged the awakening of intelligence out of observation, self-knowledge and compassion.

Differentiating characteristic of Inventure Academy. We have a set of core values which acknowledges every child’s uniqueness and potential. We believe in harnessing that potential for the common good. Our emphasis is on fair play, accountability and trans-parency, cultural sensitivity, consciousness of the envir-onment and institutional development through cons-tant review and refinement.

Leadership style. I look upon myself as a leader of competent and committed educators. I maintain a collaborative and consultative style of leadership, empowering faculty members at all levels.

Education philosophy implementation success. Inventure Academy has been set up along progressive lines of thinking. While achieving academic excellence is the focus, other aspects of students’ development are given equal importance. The vision and mission statements of the school are incorporated into the curriculum.

For or against the RTE Act mandating 25 percent quota for underprivileged children in private schools? Private schools can contribute towards providing high-quality education to economically weaker sections of society by adopting neighbourhood schools, building capacities of teachers in such schools, helping develop meaningful and relevant curriculums. Reservation of 25 percent seats for underprivileged children is not necessarily the sine qua non.

Future plans. Sustained faculty development. We also intend to address environmental issues that immediately impact our campus as well as create awareness in students to look at the big picture and strive towards reducing their carbon footprint.

Unwind/de-stress. Long walks, reading fiction, and listening to instrumental music.

To read the issue online click below:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Inventure Academy reopens with Inventuring

A new academic session at Inventure Academy does not start with books, uniforms or in classrooms but with Inventuring - a unique foundation program aimed at cementing bonds between teachers and students, making new students comfortable and setting the key note for expectations at Inventure Academy.

Students engage in projects – both single and in groups – and experience first hand, the creative process, thinking-out- of- the- box and being active participants in a team. The hidden agenda is helping students realize their inner potential, making them believe in themselves, understanding ways of true learning and respecting interdependence.

Designed on Howard Gardener’s theory of Multiple Intelligences and Inventure’s core values , the 2011-12 ‘Inventuring’ starts with a daily schedule of students participating in four broad categories- Outdoor, Classroom Projects, Choice Time and Golden Time.

During Inventuring, each day started with an outdoor activity, like dance or sports, to kick-start mental and physical agility and facilitating team bonding. This was followed with classroom projects based on exploring Multiple Intelligences (MI) of students.

The classroom projects on multiple intelligences had larger themes like Creative Sparks, Think-a thon under which students were tasks specific to their grades.

Friday, June 3, 2011

School Re-opening Information


6 Mon-School Reopens Grade 1 to 12, Inventuring grades 1 to 12
& Student Orientation Grades 1 to 12

7 Tue- Parent Orientations - Pre KG and KG& Inventuring Grades 1 to 12

8 Wed-Inventuring Grades 1 to 12

9 Thu- School Reopens Pre-K and K1 (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
& Inventuring Grades 1 to 12

10 Fri-Sleepover Grades 3 to 12
& Inventuring Grades 1 to 12

13 Mon-School Reopens K2 (Pre K and K1 timings 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

17 Fri-Parent Orientations for grades 1 to 12 - For Parents who are New to Inventure and for ALL parents of students entering Grade 1


27 Mon- School Reopens 11 AS & A2 & Student Orientation

As usual we will kick off the year with Inventuring - our unique foundation-orientation programme. Students need to wear hardy casual clothes, sneakers or trainers, and bring cap, water bottle, notebook and a writing implement. Please note: uniform is not required for the first week of school.

INVENTURING the Foundation Programme: 6 – 10 June 2011 for Grades 1to 12. For more information, please click on For Inventuring- it is suggested that students wear casuals that are okay to get paint and mud on. Includes a Sleepover at school for students of grade 3 up. Once school starts, your child will bring home a consent slip including a list of things to be brought for the sleepover. Faculty members stay also, and it is a tremendous bonding experience.

PARENT ORIENTATION SESSIONS Parents are encouraged to attend the orientation sessions if they have not been to one before. Information is shared, expectations are set and clarity achieved.

Kindergarten Orientation – 7th June 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

Primary School Orientation – 17th June 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

Middle and Secondary School Orientation- 17th June 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

SCHOOL BUSES will run on last year's timings for morning pick up on 6 June 2010. It would be best if new students were dropped off at school by parents in morning, and they could home on the school bus - thereby verifying pick-up/drop points and timings. Please expect bus routes by 3 June 2011 via email. The new routes will be effective from 6 June 2010 afternoon route. Please note that timings will take some time to settle down. You will have the phone number of the bus and can check time of arrival on that number. Eventually there will be a GPS alert signaling arrival of the bus.

Those who will not be using the bus services need to inform the school of the driver name/car registration number.

SCHOOL TIMINGS: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

BOOKS & STATIONERY Will be delivered to students in the first week at school .

UNIFORMS for the academic year 2010-11. UNIFORM IN A BOX will be doing our uniforms this year. While the basic look remains the same, the vendor will be different. You will be required to make one trip to their outlet in Whitefield / Bellary Road to get the sizing done. Your order will be delivered to your home by courier. Subsequent orders may be placed online.

Once classes start on June 13th, it is expected that students will observe the uniform code.

Section allocations will be intimated by the end of Inventuring.