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The Qui Coronation

SelaQui International School in Dehradun, one of the best CBSE boarding school in India, takes great pride in inculcating values of leadership to the many boys and girls (the SeQuins) who call it their home away from home.  The mission statement of SelaQui International School, counted among the top 10 boarding schools in India, identifies ‘Leadership’ as a key character trait to develop and imbibe in young men and women.

So, when the Investiture Ceremony rolls around every year and the new appointments for an academic year are decided, it is an occasion to celebrate the values of Leadership and Excellence.

Sweaty palms, parched lips, shivers down the spine. Now merge it all into one and you get what the SeQuins feel each time. And coincidentally enough, these were the reactions the audience experienced as the batch of 2017-2018 was crowned in the fields of leadership, excellence and meritorious conduct on the 1st of February, 2018 in the amphitheater.

The investiture ceremony began at 11:30 am and had everyone sitting with their fingers crossed. Speculations as to who’ll assume the mantle of leadership in which department had begun months, prior to the landmark event. While some declarations came as a surprise to most, other positions were somewhat expected. Nonetheless, both were welcomed with huge rounds of applause as the new group of appointees marched up the stage to receive their badges or captaincy.

Elaborating on the school policy, the Headmaster talked about pride, honor, duty and the responsibilities that come along with being a leader, a role model. Being able to guide the masses, compassion, empathy and integrity are marked characteristics integral to a sound leader. The opportunity given to this present group of students is definitely a ‘once in a lifetime’ thing – something that will be cherished for years to come. We sure hope, we don’t disappoint.

On Friday, the prefectorial dinner was held. The outgoing batch of prefects, new appointees, HOD’s and Housemasters were seen engaging in conversations and sharing light moments with one another.

NEW APPOINTMENTS: Kabir Kapur (School Captain)   
Kishika Arora (Head Girl)
Gursher Sandhu  (Sports Captain)
Kartikeya Puri (Activities Captain)

Prithvi House: Akash Kundu, Sulaiman Khan and Pragyan Rajkowa
Agni House: Raghunandan Ahuja, Srotriyo Sengupta and Krishna Tripathi
Jal House: Shubham Kaushik, Aman Deepak Agarwal and Bharat Tokas
Akash House: Mirza Mohammad Beg, Sahil Bakshi and Abhinav Shaurya
Girls’ House: Antima Modak and Varnika Bajaj

-Antima Modak

SelaQui Junior Mastermind 2017-18

The final round of SelaQui Junior Mastermind was held on February 10, 2018. The first round was held prior to vacations in which students from classes 6 to 8 participated but only 10 made it to the finals.

In the finals, there were two rounds. While the first round was the General round, the second was the Specific Round. All the students seemed very excited and nervous at the starting of the quiz but seemed more at ease by the second round. The students had chosen from a variety of topics and each round had 10 questions.

The winner of the Junior Mastermind after the gruelling final rounds was Shourya Mittal and the runners-up were Smaksh Mahajan and Kushagra Agrawal respectively. The audience were asked some questions too and the right answers were rewarded with a chocolate. Quizzes like these encourage learning and emphasize the need for general awareness.

Inter House Table Tennis Competition at SelaQui International School, Dehradun

SelaQui International School, Dehradun organized Inter House Table Tennis Competition at its campus.

Inter House Table Tennis Competition

 

Inter House Table Tennis Competition

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SelaQui International School, Dehradun Organizes First All India Tennis Association Championship 2014

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SelaQui International School, Dehradun organized First All India Tennis Association Championship Series 2014 at its campus. The tournament was conducted by Indian Tennis Federation referee Joy Mukherjee of West Bengal.

Top seed Ishan Anirud Sethi of Uttarakhand won the laurels by winning the U-14 Boys Singles title after defeating Drona Walia by 7-6(3), 6-1.

In the girls category, Kaavya Sawhney of Uttar Pradesh emerged victorious after defeating Yana Dhamija of Haryana by 6-1, 6-2.

Mr. Rashid Sharfuddin, Headmaster, SelaQui International School, Dehradun gave away prizes to the winners.

Celebration of Investiture Ceremony at SelaQui International Schools: The Renowned Boarding School in India

Investiture ceremony is one of those events that hold an utmost importance for everyone associated with the school or institute. The ceremony is important as it offers an opportunity for various stakeholders to exercise their roles and responsibilities. Moving on the same line SelaQui International School, one of the renowned boarding schools in India celebrated its Investiture Ceremony on 5 th Feb’14 wherein a new set of appointees were appointed and designated with various positions to exercise their authority and responsibility for the ensuing year. The honors to the student appointees were given by Vice Chairman Sir (Gen.Basant), Headmaster Sir (Mr. Rohit Pathak).

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The Torch of ‘The School Captain’ was handed over by Abhay Pratap to Rijul Mittal;

The School Head Girl chosen: Lamer;

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 Agni House Captain: Lucas Rambai; Agni House Vice Captain: Rakshanda ;

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Akash House Captain: Shreyansh Pandey; Akash House Vice-Captain:Medum

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Jal House captain: Abhishek Pal, Jal house Vice Captain: Livingstone;

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 Prithvi House Captain: Shreyansh Sharma, Prithvi House Vice Captain:Zernia

 The Senior House Master, Mrs. Janice Furtado, introduced the senate. She advised the students to be the architects of the future and builders of a collective vision, thereby leaving behind a legacy for all to cherish.

Why Should Parents go For Boarding Schools than to Day School

Boarding schools are getting huge traction these days from parents, students and other stakeholders who are in the field of education and teaching. Viewing the fierce competition in the life it’s important for students and knowledge seekers to prepare a final plan for their career and that starts at the early age itself. And this is the stage where the need of an efficient and equipped boarding school comes-in. There are many other options available with the parents that they can avail however, boarding schools are something that is picking the attention of people and other stakeholders. With this article our main aim is to come-up with a comprehensive and detailed article that will shed some light on how boarding schools are important for parents and why should they go for it rather than day school.

They Learn How to Be Self-Dependent:  Becoming self-dependent is something that every parents look for after having attained a certain level of maturity by students and pupils. While in day school students invest most of their time in the comfort zone shielded by their parents and relatives staying in boarding school expose them in an environment where they are their own decision makers. Earlier it doesn’t sounds well for parents who love them from the core of their heart but at the same time they should realize that there is lot of challenges that these students and pupils need to face in their upcoming life. It is the boarding school that helps them get equipped with armor to face the battle of life.

Boarding Schools Deliver The Academic Promise – It’s no surprise that more than 60% of students enroll in boarding schools because of the promise of better education. More than 90% of boarding school students find their schools academically challenging, and the figures back it up: boarding school students spend more than twice as many hours (17 to 8) a week on homework than their peers in public schools.

 True & Proper Assessment of children: Mere imparting knowledge and training is not enough rather proper assessment of students and children equally holds importance and adequate attention has to be put-in. All boarding schools have an efficient and capable assessment team that assess students and act accordingly. Since they remain round the clock with students it becomes pretty simple for them to analyze and assess them in a holistic, comprehensive and accurate manner. In casual day school authorities spent merely 8 hours a day and they also don’t have the data about the actual behavior of the student which hamper their true assessment capability. Boarding schools also give teachers and authorities enough time and resource to concentrate on a particular child without distracting their attention and that too with accuracy.

 Equipping students to Lead: One of the most distinctive features of boarding school compared to regular school is its basic nature and functioning. While usual schools create an ecosystem that is governed by authorities and there is not much scope for students to play an important role, a boarding school offer an opportunity where they can lead and pull their shocks as an efficient manager. According to research from various sources more than 70% of students say that a boarding school offer a leadership opportunity for them and it builds confidence in them.

 Students are taught to Stay Ahead:

When talking about life after college boarding school graduates are more often professionally accomplished and philanthropically active adults. By mid-career, more boarding school graduates achieve top management positions than their peers. More impressively, 60% of alumni give to social service organizations, compared with a few of graduates of other schools.

 Natural and Social Bonding with Students:  Everybody acknowledges that boarding school environments sense of balance of greater mentor guidance and greater personal responsibility. The ecosystem of a boarding school also supplies graduates to university with an unequaled level of preparation. Eighty seven percent of graduates agree, while nearly 80% added that they were equally prepared for the non-academic aspects of college life, including increased independence, social life, and time management.

All we can say that if a parent is looking for holistic and comprehensive development of her children then boarding school in India is one of the options that they should go for as they can rest peacefully that their loved ones are in true hands.