Story telling has always been considered an integral and indispensable part of curriculum delivery for implanting thematic concepts in a child friendly manner. It helps students, especially young children, to recognize, comprehend and grasp lessons in much more effective way. Royal Global School is an institution where each new day brings upon new forms of challenges and promises. Each moment is a moment of learning, of re-discovery and of revelation. In the process, the dreams have become bigger and the vision wider.
With its futuristic vision, the school always thinks a step ahead and believes in bringing the best combination of traditional values and state-of-the-art technologies for its students. The aim is to bring the best of both worlds to its students and provide a cutting-edge learning environment to children. Keeping this idea in mind, we have introduced the most recent offering for our children-the i-Theatre Animation Studio.
The i-Theatre Animation Studio is an interactive integrated system for story-creation and multimedia storytelling dedicated to young children within the age group of 4-10 years. In its conception, i-Theatre is designed as an instrument to support children during all the creative activities: from preparation of characters and backgrounds drawn with their chosen technique, to the transformation into digital form and the subsequent creation and sharing of animation movie. It emerges from the innovative vision of a collaborative learning environment: an environment that fosters sharing of knowledge and relationships. For this, the school has created an i-Theatre activity center for students from LKG to Grade II where they would be given opportunities to challenge their creativity and broaden their imagination.
Children draw the background and characters of their story, working alone or in group, and then they prepare a storyboard. At this point, they transform their creations into digital form in the studio. The interaction with the digital system, on a touch screen, is designed such that children can manipulate the character shapes that appear on the screen with a very simple gesture vocabulary while the background remains still.
After setting the stage in their desired way, all they need to do is press the ‘record’ button and tell the story, by narrating with their own voices and moving the characters on the screen. The overall interaction is simple and intuitive to support animation-making, using a basic visual language and a tangible interface based on objects, both of which suit the way children naturally experience the world and the fun related to brick-building games.
Once the animation-making is done, the movie can be viewed on the same screen or projected on a wide area screen. It can easily be stored to be viewed on any electronic device by using a USB. Moreover, it enables many kids to collaborate and act as a team in an organized and structured way.
It is complete in itself as by using the instrument, the teacher can design and experiment the most varied and differently structured educational paths: from the creative invention of the story by using artistic techniques to expression by symbolic play during the story-telling performance as well as reflection upon the story and the narrative sequences.
To incorporate the feeling of unity and to infuse in the students team spirit Royal Global School has four houses. Each house is named after a great personality.
|GANDHI HOUSE :|
Motto “Be the change you wish to see in the world”
Named after the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the house believes that everything is possible if complete effort is put into it to achieve the goal. The house members put in their best while striving towards perfection. The color yellow stands for positivity, clarity, energy and optimism. The members of this house are energetic, optimistic and radiates positivity.
|MOTHER TERESA HOUSE:|
Motto “Life is a challenge, meet it”
Be it sports or performing arts or morning assembly, Mother Teresa House is inspired by its motto from time to time. Not only the teachers, even students feel it as their responsibility to gather steps and then build a pedestal. The quote is just not reflected in the words of the members for this house but in their deeds and actions. Mother Teresa House believes in being enthusiastic and working hard, focusing on everyone’s opinion and giving the best.
|RABINDRANATH TAGORE HOUSE:|
Motto “Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
Inspired by the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore, this house pledges to work and motivate others to work on the footfalls of the great soul. The members of this house have a dream in their heart, a dream that they believe in realizing and reflecting. Rabindranath Tagore’s devotion for his country and his love for the nation is inculcated in the members of Tagore House.
Motto “Arise, awake and stop not until the goal is achieved.”
The above quote by Swami Vivekananda is a major source of inspiration for each and every member of the House who proudly reinstate their vision of making an impact on the lives of the students of the school as well as on society in general.
Sports as a discipline today have become as important as academics. Currently one has the choice of choosing sports as core subject and making career out of it. Not only that sports can open doors to the best institutions of India and the world.
At Royal Global school it is this spirit of sportsmanship that has been nurtured and nourished. Not only does it possess one of the best sporting facilities of the north east; It also has a very good team of coaches who has long years of experience training students for the national and state level. With such great infrastructure and sporting facilities Royal Global School is destined to create a mark in the world of sports.
The centrally air conditioned indoor stadium of Royal Global School, Guwahati which is called Rendezvous is one of the best to be found in the entire north east of India. We cover the entire gamut of indoor games like Badminton, Squash, Table tennis, Pool & Billiards, Taekwondo, Yoga, Gymnasium. An important feature is that we have separate Gymnasium halls for girls and boys. Chess and carom which improves analytical and decision making skills is also a part of the school sports curriculum. The students are imparted sports training under some of the most prominent coaches of the north east who has years of experience in training students for national and state levels. At the national level, sports, has come to occupy integral part of the school curriculum. We at Royal Global School believe in being true to that spirit and have also made sports an integral part of the school scholastic calendar. Apart from academics, students who show an aptitude towards sports are paid special attention to. In addition to different sports we intent to add two major sports i.e,Shooting and Archery which is fast becoming very popular among youngsters.
Beyond indoors,outdoors sports play a vital role in Royal Global School. Our major outdoor sports includeCricket, Soccer,Basketball,Tennis, Volleyball,Skating and variousTrack and Field activities. The gems of Royal Global School sports include the Skating ring and Horse Riding. It is worth mentioning that we have separate courts for cricket, soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, skating and various track and field activities.
There was a time when good marks meant everything. It was the only parameter to assess a child’s success and was enough to hold him in good stead, be it to get admission into a good college or a good job.
Times have changed. Today mere good marks will lead a person nowhere. To be successful , a person would require to have good communication skills, leadership abilities, critical thinking and problem solving skills, teamwork , management skills and the like , all of which together are referred to as ‘soft skills’. Soft skills are identified to be the most critical skills in the current global job market especially in a era of fast moving technology. These are skills that cannot be instilled in a day and hence requires to be nurtured from childhood itself.
School Clubs form an integral part of modern education system. They integrate scholastics with co scholastic activities and help explore untapped talents and nurture them. Clubs open up a plethora of real life experiences to the children which equip them with organizational and leadership skills that are pertinent in their life beyond school. Club membership provides an opportunity to participate in new roles. The leadership roles that are available in clubs provide a valuable experience that is not generally available to young people.
Hence the school has decided to start the following clubs for students :
The Social Outreach Club of Royal Global School- “Reparation of our Nation” aims at instilling in the youth the social values of caring and the joy of giving. The activities are under the macro project “Bridging the Gap”. The club also emphasizes on generating funds and the activities that were held so far are as follows:
The Quiz club of RGS started its 2015 - 16 activities by identifying a few quizzers of class 9 to 12. Then two groups of students of RGS from class X to XII were taken to the District library for participating in an Inter school Quiz competition held by Maria’s Public school. Quiz master Barry O’Brien conducted the quiz.
The Eco Club has its activities every Wednesday after school from 2:10pm to 4pm. We have around 60 odd students from classes VI to VIII. In these sessions a lot of awareness activities are done to develop a love and understanding for the flora and fauna of the surroundings around. The children are guided by a renowned environmentalist of Assam Nilotpal Das who makes each of the session a fun filled activity with a lot of learning. The children are taking a lot of interest and always look forward for the upcoming sessions.
Effective communication is the need of the day. So the school has started its Literary Club which engages in a variety of activities like debating ,munning, elocution, book reading, writing and the like. The members of the club have been actively participating in such activities not only in the city but around the country as well.
The IT club of RGS started its 2015 - 16 activities by identifying a few IT aspirants from classes 6 to 10. Then these students have been divided into three groups – namely, 1st Generation, 2nd Generation and 3rd Generation respectively. 1st Generation group will be learning the basics of animation, 2nd Generation group will be learning the basics of photo editing and the 3rd Generation group will be learning the basics of web designing.
Interact Club: It is a service club for youth of 14-18 years of age, found all over the world. These Clubs benefit from sponsorship by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance for the young members.The name of the club is a combination of the words international and action. The members have fun and learning simultaneously. Since the club was first formed in 2013, the members have taken part in various activities, working for the benefit of self and others, upholding their motto, 'Service Above Self'. They have taken part in Social Awareness Programs like Cancer Awareness Walk , organised by ‘Deepshikha Cancer Care Foundation’. The club has an enthusiastic group of over 80 members and have a lot of projects in the pipeline.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. - Charles W. Eliot
Reading enhances the skill of communication which is one of the most important tools we use every day to connect with each other. The ability to read opens countless doors of exploration and learning. Children are taught to read early on. It is a skill once learned, is continually used and exercised into adulthood.
Reading requires conscious thought and effort on the part of the reader. This can lead to a natural tendency to think and observe, thereby promoting a better understanding of how the world works. Reading can boost imagination and creativity in children. It allows the reader to explore new worlds, people and experiences. Through reading, the reader may begin to see the world in a fresher and in a more creative light. Reading connects the child with the world!
Reading helps develop stronger self-discipline, longer attention span, and better memory retention. To develop this interest, we have designed the READ PROGRAM wherein one period a week has been assigned to each class for reading.
It is essentially a custom-made package comprising books ranging from novels to story books. The package has been developed after an in-depth analysis of the need-based requirements of each student’s literary capacities.
The books are story based and are endowed with simple language and values. We have included books that focus on inculcating vocabulary, cultivating enhanced language skills and inspiring creative thinking.
CREATING GLOBAL CITIZENS
The present era is one of extreme globalization. We live in a global village and hence it is of utmost importance that school equips its students with skills and knowledge that would help them to cope in a world where professional and personal relationships are no longer bound by borders. It is necessary that students today develop an interculturalunderstandingand are connected with the world. In order to achieve this goal the school has a plethora of transnational programmes like study tours, excursions, MUNs, exchange programmes and the like.
Royal Global school believes in wholesome development of each and every child. To foster this concept the Department of Performing Art is equipped with wide range of activities which complements the academic program as well. The extensive yearlong program of activitiesprovides endless opportunities to the students who may opt to pursue their areas of interest and blosom around in their respective fields. Music, Dance and Theatre have been key features of the school’s comprehensive academic life. The department caters to both Indian and Western music. Lessons on different western musical instruments like Piano, Guitar, Flute, Drums, Conga, Bongo, Djembe etc. and Indian musical instruments such as Tabla, Khol, Dhol, Dholaketc. are offered to the students as per their choice. Both Indian and Western vocal classes are offered to the children. The interested students in dance are also offered lessonsBharat Natyam or Sattriya of Indian dance style or modern contemporary dance style.
The students are groomed and taught so as to prepare them for appearing exams under Associated Board of the Royal School ofMusic (ABRSM), London and PrayagSangitSamity, Allahabad and BhatkhandeSangeetvidyapith, Lucknow etc. The school has a full fazed music studio named the Royal Studio which has recording, music arranging, editing and mixing facilities. Royalites have produced a music video and a short film which brought laurels and the whole technical part of the same has been done in the Royal studio.RGS believes in importance of live performance beside classroom music. The school band, choir, string and rhythm orchestra, Piano students and the dance groups perform regularly in various occasions in different locations before live audiences.
Each student is encouraged to take up at least two activities in an academic term and pursue it over a sustained period of timein order to gain expertise of the skill. The school has a music club whose activities are done after normal school hours. The students are also offered extensive special training after normal school hours.
The department of Visual Art Royal Global School believes in teaching the students from grade I to VII a variety of art forms to develop the physical, mental and spiritual mind frame of the children. A plethora of different art forms are chosen to dart these areas of child development. Teachers focus on the drawing skills, colourdistinguishing and knowledge of different mediums for the children when any form of art is introduced to them. Theytarget tomould a strong foundation for the children, so that they can easily acquire a good sense of aestheticism by the time they reach the senior school where children are prepared for the CBSE curriculum with ART as a subject for Class X & XII Board Examinations.
With a vision to sensitize the impressionable minds of young one.
Primary & Middle School
Craft as well as Clay modeling is also included in the curriculum so that the children develop their skills of recycling and work experience along with their skills of clay shaping. The department aims at enhancing to an extra edge of each child and bringing out the creativity in them, These hands on activities help to develop the individual motor skills to bring forth the holistic development of the children. Renowned artist from different parts of world are also invited to impart knowledge to the little children through various types of workshops enhancing their creativity.
Grade VIII onwards
Students are an integral part of the society. They are the citizens of tomorrow and hence it becomes pertinent that they understand their role as responsible members of the society. To inculcate the spirit of volunteerism and leadership skill, the school has a number of social outreach programmes which provides students with opportunities to become active in the community and act as positive contributors to society. One of the primary outreach programmes that the school is involved with is the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, wherein the school has taken up the initiative of adopting a village in the outskirts of the city for the maintenance of health of sanitation. Besides, the students of the school are encouraged to raise funds and aid for victims of natural disasters like earthquakes, floods and the like. Funds have been raised to aid the victims of the Himalayan Tsunami and the Nepal earthquake. The school has collaborated with Operation Smile an international non-profit medical service organization which aims at healing smiles worldwide. Operation Smile focuses on youth leadership to be an integral part of their organization since its inception. It gives students the opportunities to serve others, to be leaders, to learn different cultures and to trust their capabilities. The school has also joined hands with ‘Foundation for Social Transformation’, an NGO working for the education of lesser privileged of Lynthi Village, Umsawar, Meghalaya.
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches research, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. An excellent form of public speaking MUNs not only help in developing communications skills but also help students in understanding world issues. It instills confidence in the students thereby grooming their personality.
MUNs are a regular feature in Royal Global School. Apart from the school participating in MUNs in different parts of the country, the school organizes its own MUN titled RGSMUN.
THEY STOPPED BY TO INSPIRE
‘Great leaders communicate a vision that captures the imagination and fires the hearts and minds of those around them’.
--Joseph B. Wirthlin
With this mission in mind, the school ensures the regular visit of people who have made a difference and have emerged as great leaders and achievers in their respective fields. By telling their personal stories these great men provide students with role models and inspiration.