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30Apr

EMIRATI CLUB - GRADE 1 & 5
The Emirati culture was well explained through these clubs and its activities.   ...School Events

                                                                                          “Knowing the culture of the United Arab Emirates”

Intent: Emirati club offers a variety of activities to the students from grade 1 to 5. In line with the co-curricular activities this club provides an opportunity to the students to learn beyond their curriculum. It was designed to spread the awareness about the Emirati culture amongst the students. It also gives an opportunity to the children to enjoy the various clubs’ activities such as Dance, music, art etc. The other clubs are the ‘Aman’ club, the ‘Marhaba’ club, the ‘Infinity’ club and the ‘Well-being’ club. These clubs promote Islamic and Emirati culture and also reflects the values of the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who strongly encouraged the children to pursue education, achieve their goals and contribute to the UAE’s development journey.

Experience: The activities of the various clubs during their classes engaged children completely.

Aman Club- Learning Objective: to ensure others are safe from your tongue and hand.

Activity: students prepared small booklet on peace and expressed their support in maintaining the peaceful coexistence in UAE.

Marhaba Club- Learning Objective: to identify the Arabic conversation commonly used in UAE. (fil madrasa)

Activity: students experienced basic conversation phrases and talked in arabic on the theme fil madrasa and fil hadeeqa

Art & Culture Club- Learning Objective: To learn free hand painting, To develop eye hand co-ordination.

Activity: Children will be painting newspaper roll by using U.A.E colours. Children will make ready colourful painted flowers.

Learning outcomes: To be able to do free hand painting independently.

Infinity Club- Learning Objective: To be able to, create a Dubai Frame using 2D shapes and waste materials.

Activity: Children used Recycling (Materials) like newspaper, thermacol  etc, and made  the Dubai Frame. They cut the waste paper into 2d shapes and colored and pasted it on the frame and made Dubai frame.

Wellbeing Club- Learning Objective: To be able to identify the Logo of the year of Tolerance.

Activity: The students drew the logo of the year of the tolerance and did Thumb painting. They further wrote what each leaf in the picture symbolizes and spoke about it.

Dance Club- Learning Objective: 1. Develop a greater Understanding of UAE culture. 2.Students will interpret the basic tradition dance of UAE culture.

Activity: The students became confident dancers. The students could improvise meaningful Emirati dance. The children learnt the Arabic dance form called ‘’ AL AYALA’’.

 Science and technology- Learning Objective: To introduce the satellites launched by UAE.

Activity: With the help of some videos and pictures teachers explained the concept of satellites to the students. Later as a example the teachers introduced the satellites launched by UAE.

Insight: The Emirati culture was well explained through these clubs and its activities.

    30Apr

    INTER HOUSE MATH QUIZ COMPETITION (Gr 2-10)
    This competition created an opportunity for the children to bring out their talent on a common platf   ...School Events

    “Learning gives Creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes us Great”

    Intent: Quiz competitions are always interesting and informative, which builds excitement among the students and also make them aware of concepts in Mathematics. Credence High School successfully conducted an Inter House Quiz competition in the school auditorium on Tuesday, 30th April 2019 for the students of Grade- 2 to Grade-10 in which four different houses with four fervent participants in each house gave tough battle to each other.

    Experience: Math quiz was conducted for all four houses Maple, Oak, Pine and Willow. Selected candidates were prepared rigorously before representing their respective class. It created an opportunity for the children to bring out their talent on a common platform. The competition was conceptualized under the guidance of talented Math Department Team who were the Quiz masters for their respective class quiz as well. The results for the different categories are as below:

    Grade 2 And 3

    All The Houses Have Performed Well, But Oak House Won The Competition.

    Team Members: Oak House (First)

    Team Members Pine House (Second)

    Team Members Willow House (Third)

    Team Members Maple House (Fourth)

      

    Grade 4 And 5

    All The Houses Have Performed Well, But Oak House Won The Competition.

    Team Members: Oak House (First)

    Team Members Maple House (Second)

    Team Members Willow House (Third)

    Team Members Pine House (Fourth)


    Grade -6 & 7

    All The Houses Have Performed Well, But Maple House Won The Competition.

    Team Members Maple House (First)

    Team Members Oak House (Second)

    Team Members Willow House (Second)

    Team Members Pine House

     

    Grade -8, 9 & 10

    All The Houses Have Performed Well, But Maple House Won The Competition.

    Team Members Maple House (First)

    Team Members Oak House (Second)

    Team Members Willow House (Third)

    Team Members Pine House

    Insight: The student audience show great interest and enjoyed the quiz thoroughly. This was an attempt to prepare young minds for a journey in the world of mathematics. 

      The children really enjoyed themselves and it’s good to watch them gain independent skills.”

       

      Intent: Nothing beats an exciting hands-on experience to deepen learning. The magic of field trip isn’t just the subject. It’s the break of routine and adventure that opens up children’s mind to new things. Field trips are Self-Motivated learning. Children are given the freedom to express their feelings and it builds curiosity towards the objects seen and how they work. Field trips are an awesome part of learning, which allow students of all ages to engage in fun and exciting hands on learning experiences that they are sure to enjoy. With this in mind a field trip was organized for the students of KG1 and KG2 to Sharjah Discovery Center on 29th and 30th April 2019.

      Experience:  A large number of children visited Sharjah Discovery Center. Children enjoyed the trip.  Every student acquired knowledge on culture and hands-on experience. Hands-on experiences produce questions and answers eventually helping a child’s understanding.

      Cross-curricular Links: Music, Understanding of the World, Science topics-such as Senses, Human body, Water, Hand and Eye co-ordination, Real life Application /Role play such as a car workshop, Steam boat, Airport, Submarine how it works; were the various topics which were covered.

      Insight: Field trip provided children to socialize with their peers and children of other classes. Students got the opportunity to see new things and learn about them though in an unstructured way. Learning was filled with curiosity and self-driven.

        29Apr

        BADMINTON INTER HOUSE
           ...School Events

        Badminton Inter House Competition 2019 for Grades 4-10 happened from 29th – 30th April 2019. Students were grouped aged wise – U12, U14 & U17 for Boys and Girls Category. Students were given a fair chance of selection by playing a small sided game during the match during PE classes. Top ranked students for every aged group category have qualified to the finals in badminton competition setting.

        It was the moment of pride as the all the finalist are playing so hard with dignity for their respective house.

        Congratulations to all the students where their zeal and passion are evidently commendable towards badminton.

          29Apr

          FIELD TRIP TO SHARJAH DISCOVERY CENTRE
          Students got the opportunity to see new things and learn about them though in an unstructured way.   ...School Events

          “The children really enjoyed themselves and it’s good to watch them gain independent skills.”

          Intent: Nothing beats an exciting hands-on experience to deepen learning. The magic of field trip isn’t just the subject. It’s the break of routine and adventure that opens up children’s mind to new things. Field trips are Self-Motivated learning. Children are given the freedom to express their feelings and it builds curiosity towards the objects seen and how they work. Field trips are an awesome part of learning, which allow students of all ages to engage in fun and exciting hands on learning experiences that they are sure to enjoy. With this in mind a field trip was organized for the students of KG1 and KG2 to Sharjah Discovery Center on 29th and 30th April 2019.

          Experience:  A large number of children visited Sharjah Discovery Center. Children enjoyed the trip.  Every student acquired knowledge on culture and hands-on experience. Hands-on experiences produce questions and answers eventually helping a child’s understanding.

          Cross-curricular Links: Music, Understanding of the World, Science topics-such as Senses, Human body, Water, Hand and Eye co-ordination, Real life Application /Role play such as a car workshop, Steam boat, Airport, Submarine how it works; were the various topics which were covered.

          Insight: Field trip provided children to socialize with their peers and children of other classes. Students got the opportunity to see new things and learn about them though in an unstructured way. Learning was filled with curiosity and self-driven.

            28Apr

            STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION 2019-20
            Many students have emerged as leaders and are keen to serve school and community over the academic y   ...School Events

            “We are the world, We are the children...” -Michael Jackson

            Intent: Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults.  The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body.  They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.

            Experience: Since last year, Credence High School has been following the Indian Democratic Electoral process for the selection of Student Council Body. From filin­g of nominations, Interview for candidacy, preparation of campaign paraphernalia, election campaigning, Meeting De Avance, first-hand electronic voting, down to the announcement of winners was carried out in a manner which generated a lot of enthusiasm among the candidates and the supporters.  It also offered meaningful insight into the electoral process of the world’s largest democracy. 

            Any student that is interested in leadership, organizational behavior, event planning or becoming more involved in the school were free to fill in the nomination form. The teacher committee finalized the candidates for various posts based on the interviews, which then was followed by campaigning and manifesto speech by each candidate. The votes were casted through the google forms in the computer lab and the School Principal announced the results the following day.

            Insight: The run up to the elections was an empirical learning journey for the students and teachers of grade 2-9 who were able to connect it to the community through experience. Many students have emerged as leaders and are keen to serve school and community over the academic year 2019-20.

              Credenian PRITHVI SINGH RAMOLA wins Grand Prize for Outstanding Athlete Achievement U15 Male Martial Arts at the UAE Teen Sports & Fitness Awards Gala Night April 26, 2019.

              The Awards celebrate the excellent sporting and fitness achievements of all youth in the UAE and awards and recognize schools, colleges, academies, clubs, and sports federations, as well as the dedication of coaches and students by showcasing the achievements of individuals who have excelled and those who have helped others to achieve.

              Congratulations you made us all proud Prithvi!!!

                The Science India Forum organized a conference for Yoga Instructors with the theme “Global peace and Harmony through Yoga” The event was attended by different yoga instructors form different Arab region such as Oman, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi, and Syria. Each country has representative who discussed the challenges and opportunities of yoga practitioners in their respective country.

                The event was really informative and different aspects of yoga were discussed. The importance of yoga, meditation and its impact to the society as well as the licensing of yoga instructors were also discussed. The conference is a great learning experience for me although it is only intended for yoga instructors, the topics discussed were really very helpful to understand yoga and its concepts.

                  23Apr

                  EXPO2020 VISITOR CENTRE
                  It was indeed an enriching and enlightening experience for the students as well as for the teachers   ...School Events

                  “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”

                  Intent: School trips provide unique opportunities for kinesthetic learning i.e. 'learning by doing' and encourage students to engage with people, places and buildings in new ways. The same being the objective, a visit to the Expo2020 was organized for the students of Grade 5 to 10, which gave them a firsthand experience of what the future world holds in store for the mankind. The Expo 2020 Dubai, a project larger than life, has a Visitor Centre which is a dedicated space there for schools and students to explore and engage with Expo 2020’s theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future and its subthemes Opportunity, Mobility & Sustainability

                  Experience: Students of Grade 5-10 got the opportunity to visit the next historic landmark of the UAE - the venue of Expo 2020. They had a fascinating experience visiting the various exhibition centers, one of which was the adventure into the tree house where they spent time in the tinkering lab coding and getting a hands on experience of the technological implementations. It was indeed an added advantage. Other innovative learning spaces include an: Art Studio, Tinkering Studio, Animation Studio and the Majlis. A great learning experience through various audio visual presentations and interaction with the representatives added a lot of value to their learning journey. Concluding the visit was a front-row view of what it takes to build an incredible mega event--Expo 2020 Dubai.

                  Insight: It was indeed an enriching and enlightening experience for the students as well as for the teachers who accompanied them. More than words, the pictures show it all…

                    22Apr

                    EARTH DAY 2019
                    Weeklong awareness program was scheduled, across all subjects from grades 2-10, to help our children learn the immediate need to protect and save this beautiful planet.   ...School Events

                    Together, we will save this gift of God... our beautiful Earth

                    Intent: Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet's environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects. We at Credence strive to prepare our students to be equally responsible global citizens and here was yet another opportunity. Students across all the grades engaged in various activities and pledged to solve climate change, to end plastic pollution, to protect endangered species, and to broaden, educate, and activate the environmental movement across the globe.

                    Experience: The day began with educating the students on the daily radio assembly about the importance of ‘Earth Day’ and how it is vital for each one of us to contribute to it. Each and every member of the school pledged to stop the use of plastic straws this summer and help preserve the marine wildlife and the environment. The kindergarten students learnt about how recycle, reuse and refuse will help to curb the pollution around us. They created some very attractive ‘best out of waste’ items by recycled items. Primary and secondary students discussed the topic and involved in creative writing competition based on Earth Day. The students of Credence High School also participated in the EEG Public Speaking Competition on April 22, topic of discussion being ‘Food Waste Management – Achieving Zero Hunger’. Not only was this but a campaign also launched asking everyone to share their contribution by posting photo to: 

                    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/credencehighschool/,Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/credence_highschool/ ,Twitter: https://twitter.com/CredenceHigh - Using the hashtags: #CredenceNoPlasticStraws and #PlasticPollutes. Besides, the Social Science and Science department also launched a ‘Rethink Plastic Competition’: The idea of the competition is for students to apply their creative, innovative and logical thinking to develop a project or idea reusing or recycling plastic. It was an opportunity for students to show their creativity and understanding of sustainability by putting it to practical use. The project categories are: 1) A project to help ‘Collect’ & ‘Recycle’ plastic waste 2) A project to ‘Reuse’ plastic waste.

                    Insight: A weeklong awareness program was scheduled, across all subjects from grades 2-10, to help our children learn the immediate need to protect and save this beautiful planet. We urge to the Credence Community to contribute to making this beautiful world worth living for our future generations too.

                      22Apr

                      EEG INTER-SCHOOL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION (Grade 7-8)
                      The competition armed our school students with confidence, critical thinking skills and sound knowle   ...School Events

                      “Our Earth Our Responsibility”

                      Intent: Credence High School is honored to be associated with A UNEP accredited organization, Emirates Environmental Group which continuously strives towards implementing the UN SDG Goal number 4 by educating and empowering the younger generation and instilling values of environmentalism and arming students with confidence, critical thinking skills and sound knowledge on the existing sustainability issues. Students of CHS - Chayan Jude Selvey of grade 8, Harinath, Prithvi, Khyati, and Ema of grade 7 participated in the 19th Inter School Environmental Public Speaking Competition 2019 at the IMG Worlds Dubai on April 22.

                      Experience: The competition attracted 600 participants, comprising of 87 teams from the best government and private schools operating in the UAE. Students were encouraged to share innovative solutions and present strong cases on different contemporary issues relating to the environment and sustainable development. The engaging and thought provoking event was bilingual in nature in order to provide both Arabic and English schools with equal opportunities to compete. A panel of environmental experts evaluated the performance of the students on pre-defined criteria. Credence High school also marked its presence in the event where the students chose to contribute their insights on the topic of ‘Food Waste Management: Achieving Zero Hunger’ in the sub senior category. Children presented their view through a PowerPoint presentation and talking about the same. The young Credenians exhibited their confidence and powerful oratory skills and effectively raised awareness on “the food waste management”.

                      Insight: The competition armed our school students with confidence, critical thinking skills and sound knowledge on the existing sustainability issue.

                        21Apr

                        SHARJAH CHILDREN’S READING FESTIVAL
                        It was indeed an enriching and enlightening experience for the students as well as for the teachers   ...School Events

                        “So many books, so little time”- Frank Zappa

                        Intent: To instill a reading culture, to broaden young horizons in arts, sciences, and technology and other fields, to ignite curiosity about the world we live through a diverse and targeted programme of educational and fun-filled activities are the many intentions why our students of Grades 5 to 10 visited the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival on Sunday, 21st April at the Sharjah Expo. SCRF is a cultural celebration with a lot of books, arts and learning activities in store for the youth. Credence believes in giving exposure and opportunity to the students so that they can be encouraged in learning and self – education, and to help them be a generation of leaders, scholars and professionals who will contribute to the development of their society.

                        Experience: Students attended the Creative Kids Café wherein they have proved themselves to be geniuses in science, inventions and technology. Others painted pictures that tell creative tales in the form of poetry and stories. Others witnessed the interactive exhibition of a submarine with a series of underwater environments wherein they learned and discovered about marine habitats and creatures, periscopes, how submarine are steered, powered, dive and surface-ballast tanks, what are maritime and diving equipment. Students attended an interactive workshop that covers methods and techniques on how to turn short stories into illustrations. Some of the students witnessed the OPTICAL PEEP wherein they take a look into events of the past. Students met a HUMAN CARTOON of a lady dressed as a famous cartoon character. They watched an UNDERWATER SHOW also about a day in the life of a mermaid and her friend underwater. Students got the chance to create their own MINIATURE THEATER to tell stories and show creativity. The last but not the least is that students were able to witness and examine different genre of books and had the experience to buy their favourite books.

                        Insight: It was indeed an enriching and enlightening experience for the students as well as for the teachers who accompanied them.

                          15Apr

                          STAR QUIZ CHALLENGE – ELIMINATION ROUND(GRADE 7 TO 9)
                          It was indeed an enriching and enlightening experience for the participants as well as for the teach   ...School Events

                          “A battle of smart brains”

                          Intent: Quizzes change scope of learning, since questions are based out-of-syllabus and require critical thinking and extensive research, students get into the habit of innovative learning from an early age. It encourages team work and bridges academia-industry gap. At Credence we believe in giving such exposure and opportunity to the students. 10 students from CHS of Grade 7 to 9 participated in prestigious Star Quiz Challenge 2019. The Elimination Round was conducted in J.S.S. International School, Dubai on 15th April 2019. More than 50 schools from all over U.A.E. had participated in the event. The programme was anchored by Mohan Kapoor of the STAR T.V. fame.

                          Experience: Rules and regulations of the quiz were explained at the beginning. Children took a written quiz of 30 questions orated by the Quiz Master Mohan Kapoor. The students had to write down the answers in the sheets provided within a time limit of 1 minute per question. The students showcased their brilliance by rapidly answering the questions. Though some of the questions were very tricky, the teams tried to answer them with confidence. The questions put forth to the teams were intriguing and exciting.

                          Insight: It was indeed an enriching and enlightening experience for the participants as well as for the teachers who accompanied them.

                            10Apr

                            CLASS ASSEMBLY – VALUE ‘ETIQUETTE’ (Grade 8 & 9)
                            It indeed was a wonderful way of beginning the assembly routine at school.   ...School Events

                            “Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot”- Clarence Thomas

                            Intent: Class assemblies are an essential part of the school’s curriculum, conducted with the intent of imbibing the moral values in the children. Besides, the students also get an opportunity to put up themselves with confidence on the stage and perform in front of fellow students. The morning assembly develops a feeling of affiliation and unity among students and acquaints them with the school programme more clearly. The first class assembly for the new academic session was put up by the senior students of grade 8 and 9 on Wednesday, 10th April 2019 on the theme ‘Etiquette’ so as to set an example of good conduct for the fellow students.

                            Experience: At the onset, was the recitation of the ‘Holy Quran’ followed by the ‘Thought for the day’ and ‘News’ that which is the core culture of the school assembly. Thereby, a short skit by the children conveyed the importance of magic words like ‘Please, ‘Thank You’ and many more. The leader’s talk by the Head of English Department – Mr. Shyam was a brief training on good social behaviour desired in public life. Concluding the assembly was the school song followed by the U.A.E. and Indian national anthems.

                            Insight: It indeed was a wonderful way of beginning the assembly routine at school. 

                              01Apr

                              BEGINNING OF ACADEMIC SESSION 2019-20 (PREKG TO GRADE 10)
                              We vow to prepare the future generation to take charge and build a beautiful world for all and this was the first step towards achieving the goal by emphasizing on the importance of having a healthy environment.   ...School Events

                              “A new beginning in new way - #AprilCool”

                              Intent: As all the Indian curriculum CBSE schools head towards the new academic session, Credence High School paved a new path to this beginning. Every sunrise comes with a new beginning and Monday, 1st April dawned with beginning of the New Academic Session 2019-20 at CHS. We welcomed all with open arms, while promising to set new goals and achieve greater heights.

                              Experience: Credence family is growing by each passing year and getting robust as well with an enriched agenda involving various activities in regards to the ‘Year of Tolerance’,  ‘Expo 2020 ‘,  ‘Innovation’  and most importantly the ‘Student and Adult Wellbeing’. Asserting that; as a part of parent engagement program we got all the parents of the new students to join hands in a tree plantation drive conducted within the school premises. ‘Neem’ tree saplings were planted alongside the athletic field that adorned the area. Parents actively participated in planting the saplings, adding the soil and watering them. It was a way of bonding over a good cause. CEO-Principal, Vice Principal and Administrative Officer of CHS also joined in this noble cause.

                              Insight: We vow to prepare the future generation to take charge and build a beautiful world for all and this was the first step towards achieving the goal by emphasizing on the importance of having a healthy environment. We wish the best to our students, staff and parent community for a fruitful academic year 2019-20.