WISDOM WORLD SCHOOL KURUKSHETRA

EXPANDING HORIZONS

Wisdom has been named a ‘world’ school because it aims to provide world class quality education and exposure to students. We strongly believe that the mental horizon of students should not be just limited to the immediate surroundings but instead should be broadened to embrace the entire universe as aptly put by Lord Alfred Tennyson in his poem, “Ulysses” :

“I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’
Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades
Forever and forever when I move”.

Keeping this in mind our school has taken a number of steps, some of which are given below, to expose our students to international standards of education and knowledge.

ACADEMIC-CUM-CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

Our school has established Academic-cum-Cultural Exchange Programmes with a number of Japanese Schools in Japan as well as India as well as in Japan. We have established this relationship with the Japanese School, New Delhi. The teachers of both the schools have visited each other a number of times to learn and understand each others’ areas of strength so that the same can be implemented in the respective schools for the betterment of children. Our school has also established exchange programmes with schools in Japan. Our first batch of 6 students along with the Principal, Mrs. Sangeeta Bahl visited Japan under exchange programme with Tathva International School, Tokyo in October 2012. They stayed there for 10 days and interacted with teachers and students of the host school. Again our second batch comprising of 10 students along with Mrs. Bahl visited Japan in October 2015 under exchange programme with Tabara School, Kamogawa. This was also a 10 days visit during which they were exposed to the Japanese culture and traditions. Our 3rd batch of 10 students alongwith the Vice-Principal, Mrs. Poonam Rawal again visited Japan in October 2017 under Cultural Exchange Programme with three schools in Saitama – Fudo Oka Senior High School, Washi-no-Miya Junior High School and Sunahara Elementary School.

Our students made a power point presentation of Indian culture before Japanese students and teachers. They attended Robotics Workshops in Lego School, Yokohama and Saitama University, Saitama. They also visited Kasai Sea Life Park and National Museum of Science in Tokyo. They enjoyed sightseeing tours to Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Sky Tree and Yokohama Landmark Tower. The children also went to watch Kabuki theatre in Tokyo. Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama marked for its stylization and the elaborate make-up worn by its performers. Interestingly, our children watched Mahabharata played by the Japanese artistes in Japanese language. All this was a wonderful experience and enlightening exposure for the students.

Japanese language Calligraphy workshop

A 2-days Japanese Language Calligraphy Workshop was organized in the school by Ms Hiroko Nagahama, a Japan India Student Conference Founder, on 1st & 2nd September 2017. A total of 48 students enjoyed this wonderful experience of learning the basic techniques involved in Japanese Calligraphy.

Notable attainment by Wisdom: Selected by JST for Science Project in Japan

Wisdom’s contribution towards Indo-Japan educational relations was recognized by the Japanese Government when we were selected to participate in Sakura Science Project in Japan. Two students of our school – Pragya Kaushik (Grade XII) & Vasu Aggarwal (Grade X) were sent by the school for 10 days
International Science Project organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency at Shizuoka University in Japan in July 2017. A total of 4 students were selected from all over India out of which 2 students were from our school. They were joined by 5 students from Indonesia. All the travelling, boarding & lodging expenses were borne by the Japanese Government. Interestingly, the students got an opportunity to travel by Shinkansen (popularly called Bullet Train) in Japan.

Yet another batch from our school comprising of 6 students and 1 teacher-supervisor again went to Japan to attend a 7-days Sakura Science Project organised by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in the last week of May 2018. The students visited Hiroshima, Tokyo and Yokohama. They were exposed to a number of scientific institutions like Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency where they got the opportunity to interact with space scientists. They also visited Chugoku Electric Co , Miraikan Museum and Robotics Show. Apart from this they went to Hiroshima High School as well as Hiroshima University where they saw students working in science laboratories and interacted with students and teachers. They also visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial. They came back with amazing experience and fond memories. It needs to be mentioned here that all the expenditure of this trip also — airfare, boarding, lodging, transportation, meals, insurance, VISA, EVERYTHING….was borne by the Japanese government.

Extension Lecture by Padma Shri Dr. Tomio Mizokami

Dr. Tomio Mizokami, Professor Emeritus, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan visited our school on 13th December 2017 to deliver an extension lecture on Indo-Japan Relationship in Historical Perspective. It was organized by the school as part of Indo-Japan Friendship Exchange Year Celebrations. Prof. Mizokami gave a very informative and illuminative presentation with a wide ranging references from Tagore to Subhash Bose and to the recent bonhomie between the Japanese Prime Minister Shinz Abe and the Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi. Interestingly, Prof. Mizokami made the presentation in chaste Hindi and Punjabi. Prof. Mizokami’s illustrious work in Indo-Japan relationship has been recognized by the Govt. of India when on Republic Day last year he was awarded Padma Shri. Wisdom congratulates Prof. Mizokami for this honour bestowed on him by the Govt. of India.

Visit by Japan Foundation Delegation from New Delhi

Mr. Kosuke Noguchi, Director and Ms. Yuiko Wakana, Japanese Language Advisor of Japan Foundation, New Delhi visited our school on 19th January 2018.
They went to different classes and observed the Japanese language teaching. They conducted a Tourism Quiz related to places of interests in Japan. They also introduced online Japanese courses for self-study. The students took keen interest in the activities and the quiz competition.

Japanese Emperor Akihito's Birthday Celebrations at Japanese Ambassador Residence in New Delhi

On both the occasions Mr. Hiramatsu highlighted the day-by-day strengthening relations between India and Japan and gave details about how the two governments were promoting cultural and academic exchanges between the two countries.

It is a matter of immense pride for Wisdom that we have the regular honour to participate in the birthday celebrations of the Japanese Emperor Akihito. A dinner party is hosted by The Japanese Ambassador to India Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu and his wife Mrs. Patricia Hiramatsu at their residence in New Delhi in December every year. The dinner party in December 2017 as well as in December 2018 was attended by our Secretary-cum-Manager Mr. Vinod Rawal and our Director Mrs. Anita Rawal.

The Embassy of Switzerland in India Celebrates 70 Years of Swiss - Indian Friendship at Wisdom

Mr. Kosuke Noguchi, Director and Ms. Yuiko Wakana, Japanese Language Advisor of Japan Foundation, New Delhi visited our school on 19th January 2018.
They went to different classes and observed the Japanese language teaching. They conducted a Tourism Quiz related to places of interests in Japan. They also introduced online Japanese courses for self-study. The students took keen interest in the activities and the quiz competition.