IRIS 2016 (Initiative to research, Invocation to Social Art) With the objective to set up a platform to offer hands on training to the students, our Management had taken the initiative to conduct Project exhibition through IRIS in 2013. Initially in IRIS 2013, we had only 8 Junior Colleges with 150 students participating in the event but the success in IRIS 2013, seemed so great that in IRIS 2014 more junior colleges from Kalyan — Dombivli from Science, Commerce and Arts came up with their ideas. Students executed their working models. Our achievement and connectivity of IRIS 2014 proved very applauding and we planned to include the Secondary School section in IRIS 2015. Last year we extended our horizons to Kalyan Taluka. This year in IRIS 2016 we extended our horizons to Ambernath, Badlapur, Thane City and Navi Mumbai. We had huge response in the form of participation in 160 projects. All the exhibits were on working models. It was a 3 day grand event organized at P & T Colony, Dombivli (E), on 28,29,30 January, 2016. Our Management enthusiastically motivated the events by making special provisions for conveyance, for participants as well as visitor students of schools and colleges upto Thane and Badlapur, meals and every possible help to 300 participants and 5000 visitors of IRIS 2016.
Field trips are undertaken at regular intervals to enhance the knowledge of the students through exploration and exposure to real —life experiences. Students visit national park, manufacturing units, temples , gardens, Super Market, cultural monuments, museum, Aquarium , historical places etc.
The nature club aims at inculcating an appreciation of nature among students and to develop : Awareness and sensitivity to the environment and related issues. Knowledge and understanding of the environment and its impact on people and vice versa.
Skills involved in identifying investigating, and problem solving associated with environmental issues. Attitudes and values that reflect feeling of concern for the environment and A sense of reasonability through participation and action as individual, or members of groups.
To enhance the knowledge about the conservation of flora and fauna, various activities were held under the supervision of its mentors such as plantation of medicinal plants are being done by students on the occasion of "Van Mahotsava" in the green belt. To replicate the real life situations in the school, club organizes various competitions from time to time. Group discussion is held on various topics. One poster making competition was held on the "Earth Day" to spread awareness on the importance of maintaining balance between the humans and nature.
PARENTS INTERACTION PROGRAMME : One day in last week every month is allocated for PIP session for parents with teachers and school leaders for any kind of queries regarding child's studies, assessment, class work homework or even health issue etc. Apart from this one parent teacher meeting is arranged at the end of every term for taking a review of that term. Parents have to attend this program compulsorily to know about child's progress.