Thursday, October 1, 2015

Best School ranking in India | Best International school in Banglore



                                       Education World International School Ranking 2015

Education World magazine has recently published its list of best schools in the India. We are listed in the category of International Day and Boarding Schools. This survey was jointly conducted by c fore and Education World magazine. over the past four months 120 c fore field personnel interviewed 11,660 parents, principals, teachers and senior school students in 27 cities countrywide and persuaded them to rate schools in their region on a ten-point scale across 14 parameters of education excellence.
This year i.e. for 2015, Trio World Academy - Best International School in Bangalore is ranked at 13th in India and 5th in Karnataka. Category wise our rankings are given below.

1. In the category “Teacher welfare and Development”   we are ranked 6th in the country and 3rd in the state.
2. In the category “Academic Reputation” we are ranked 5th in the country and 3rd in the Karnataka.
3. In the category “Co-curricular education” we are ranked 7th in the country and 2nd in the Karnataka.
4. In the category “Individual attention”, we are ranked 8th in the country and 3rd in the Karnataka.
5. In the category “Safety and Hygiene”, we are ranked 11th in the country and 3rd in the Karnataka.
And in the category “Community service”, we are ranked 12th in the country and 3rd in the Karnataka.

Mr. Vinod Singh (Head of School) receiving the award.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Teaching children financial literacy | Best international school in Bangalore




Being patient while answering any finance related questions that children may ask you as you go about your own financial matters is a challenging task. But it has a very worthy long-term outcome!
TRIO World Academy Bangalore is a thriving hub of students from many cultures. Each culture has its own lifestyle: a blend of myriad qualities, behaviours, attires, and cuisine. However, there is one thing that is common across several cultures: the concept of money.

Why talk about money?

Money provides a means to trade any assets you own in return for something that you need. Life skills like discipline, hard work, and politeness, subjects such as history and calculus are things that students are expected to learn as they go through their growing years. Financial literacy, although very crucial to a childs future, is sometimes overlooked. Parents and educators often assume that it is a skill that can be picked up on the go.

Teaching children about money

Money and finance are tightly interwoven with our careers, success and life in general, whether we choose to admit it or not. It is our responsibility to teach children to be financially literate.
Money can be a difficult topic to speak about depending on our own cultural beliefs and upbringing. It might be especially challenging to be open with our own financial setbacks and their consequences. We might also not consider ourselves as experts when it comes to matters of finance. As with all other behaviors, children model their money habits around those of their parents, guardians, close family and peers.

Steps to financial literacy


  • One may begin speaking to children about finances early with age-appropriate money topics. You can begin by teaching them how money holds value and how it can be exchanged for goods or services.

  • Creating a bank account for your child and introducing them to the concept of saving and various operations of banking one step at a time will be helpful.

  • Teaching them to plan their allowance and maximize its utilization is also a valuable activity. It is necessary to set limits on indiscriminate spending.

  • The concept of credit cards and loans can be introduced to older children. One must make them understand that using a card creates a debt against their account, which needs to be repaid. Clearing misconceptions about credit cards and interest payments goes a long way in cultivating healthy spending habits.

  • Marketers might take advantage of kids need to fit in by promising them a place among the in crowd, in exchange for buying certain products. Teaching them the concepts of needs vs. wants, and helping them allocate a suitable portion of the allowance for the wants, can help them counter the strong influence of marketing and advertisements.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Connecting children with nature



Human beings are becoming more and more conscious of the importance of nature in their lives, with every passing day. We might be at a point in history where our survival depends on this environment consciousness.  Time spent in nature is as much a human need as food. We might be, in fact, hardwired to be connected to nature.
In the process of losing our connection to the habitat that human beings evolved in, younger generations were deprived of their exposure to nature. The ways in which this affects children are only being uncovered now.

What does it mean to connect with nature?


A connection with nature means that one understands how interlinked we are to every aspect of nature. It is a deep understanding of the fact that any actions that lead to adverse effects on our natural environment can affect us too. In order to sustain ourselves, we need to nurture this connection and honour it.
Many obligations & barriers may get in our way of connecting with nature. This would include loss of open spaces, increasing traffic, population rise, concrete jungles and more. Creating opportunities, both small and big, on a day to day basis, can fix our chronic nature deficiency.

How to help children connect with nature:

  •  The first and foremost step would be to take them out to spend time with nature as often as possible. This could range from an outdoor nature camp to a simple observation of a potted plant or pet animal.  Encourage them to be quiet and observe without interfering.
  • Help them safely interact with plants, insects and animals under supervision. Take all the necessary precautions. Encourage questions & exploration.
  • Encourage and help them to grow their own plants, preferably food crops.
  • Explore natural objects like rocks, shells, leaves, insects, seeds, vegetables, flowers etc. with them.

Benefits


  1.  Connecting with nature helps improve social, psychological, academic & physical health.
  2. Children can cultivate an appreciation for the beauty, calmness, complexity and power of nature.
  3. They can understand the impact of their actions on their surroundings and how their surroundings affect them.
  4. It will encourage them to be less wasteful of resources and more thoughtful when it comes to spending them.
  5. It helps in cultivating curiosity, imagination and peace of mind. It shows them how be respectful of all creatures and plants, no matter how insignificant.
  6. Reduced exposure to artificial lighting enhances health.
  7. Playing in open areas encourages coordination, cooperation and improves physical health.
  8. Outdoor camps promote development of discipline, social skills and self care.


To know how International School Bangalore Trio makes use of natural lighting at TOTS, click here.
To know about Trio World Academys extracurricular activities like Wildlife club and Gardening, click here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

10 ways to cultivate reading habits in children


“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” - Frank Serafini

Reading is regarded as a highly valuable hobby as well as skill. The positive effects of reading last well into school, university and work life. Successful people, despite being extremely busy, tend to take out sufficient  time to read deeply inspiring and informative literature. The benefits of reading are quite well known. An international school student stands to gain a lot from multicultural literature. So how does one actually turn it into a lifelong habit?
There are fortunately many ways to cultivate a lifelong habit of reading. Blogs and short articles do serve their purpose, but reading entire books on a particular subject of interest helps one deeply understand, analyse and critique its various aspects.

 Ways to cultivate reading habits

o      Read to children: It has been often repeated that one must read to children, yet this task carries a huge significance. Kids effortlessly pick up habits from their parents and older siblings. Deliberately reading in the presence of your children or reading to them will encourage them to pick up a book and start reading it themselves. 

o      Gift them a new book as often as you can: Pick up interesting books from your travels; at airports and bookstores in various cities and bring them home.

o      Cut back on unproductive TV and internet time: Although the advent of the internet has helped books reach a larger audience, there are plenty of ways to waste time surfing the internet or watching mindless television. 

o      Create an achievement hall of fame: Make a list of the books that you and your child have read, and celebrate your success!

o      Make reading time fun: Learning is a serious business but making reading time exciting and entertaining helps far more than a rigid and boring reading session. 

o      Let your child join a reading club: Many international schools organise reading clubs. Trio World Academy, Bangalore has its very own reading club that every child is required to join. TRIO library has over 22000 books and digital resources.
Many libraries in Bangalore organise reading events regularly to increase interest among children. They also organise theme based literary events, and book reading sessions by authors. 

o      Organise a read-a-thon: A group of children can gather together to read a specified number of books over a fixed period of time with a challenging goal such as raising money for charity.Trio World School organises read-a-thon every year.

o      Understand a child’s preferences. It is also important to understand the likes and dislikes of children so you can provide them with books that they enjoy. Every month at least take once child to book stores.There are plenty of good book stores in Bangalore.Like Sapna Book Depot

o      Cultivate a dedicated reading space: Try to create a dedicated zone in your home with minimal distractions and comfortable seating arrangements. Fill it up with interesting genres of books.

o      Introduce books of increasing complexity: As kids gain mastery over a certain level of reading skills, push them to try more complex works of literature.

Children can simply start by spending 15 to 20 minutes a day reading a book of their choice. As they get better at this skill, they will learn to enjoy it more. It will enhance their language skills and turn them into good conversationalists. They will meet fictional characters who will influence their worldviews tremendously. Books will teach them critical thinking, reasoning, ethics, responsibility and problem solving. You might also be moulding one of the future's best-selling authors!

Happy Reading :)