“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and Arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” ~William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education
Indian School Al Seeb believes in this maxim and hopes that everyone can find their niche and will be able to develop an interest or passion.
It is important to appreciate the contribution of the skills set a learner can obtain from being part of a club at school. Clubs offer important life skills that a learner can use for the rest of his or her life. Your participation in clubs can hone your communication skills, foster creative thinking, and teach you how to work effectively with other people.
The school has various clubs as mentioned below:
ART & CRAFT CLUB: Drawing is a great way to communicate and understand one’s thinking & emotions. The club encourages students to adopt innovative techniques and develops their ideas and skills.
ECO CLUB: It empowers students to participate and take up meaningful environmental activities and projects. It motivates students to explore environmental concepts and actions beyond the confines of a syllabus or curriculum.
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: This club promotes creativity, technical skills, and also spread the love of photography. It also provides a supportive environment for interested photography students to share their creativity, knowledge and passion for photography.
MUSIC CLUB: It plays an eruptive expression for young one that speaks in emotions. Music connects with the automatic nervous system and the limbic system. Music club sparks their curiosity and ignite a life time passion.
QUIZ CLUB: ISAS Quiz Club is a unique and exciting way to motivate, inspire, encourage and reward children in their quest for knowledge and provide them with the opportunity to celebrate their achievements. ISAS Quiz Club reinforce team work, boost confidence, encourage strategic thinking and light the fire for knowledge.
DANCE CLUB: Dancing improves integrity in the young mind, buoy mood, and speed up thinking process reducing memory problems. Dance club creates opportunities among growing minds for self-expression & communication via dance.
GAVEL CLUB : The Gavel Club of ISAS (Toastmasters International) is a brave attempt to transform our children into confident leaders and effective speakers. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development operating in 122 countries. Since 1924, more than 4 million people around the world have become dynamic confident speakers and leaders as a result of their participation in Toastmasters.
CULINARY CLUB : Culinary club, where students are introduced to the world of culinary art and encouraged to make healthy food choices. Students also have the opportunity to learn not only about food preparation, culinary tools, safety while cooking but also table manners and etiquette.
STITCHING & EMBROIDERY CLUB : Stitching or swing is an important life skill and is thee vehicle to teach self confidence through skill building. Sewing helps you to improve your focus and concentration and teaches the importance of patience and self control. Kids who practice sewing will know how to use their fingers properly, how to move their hands with precision and how to hold and use small items with ease.
For our students we have Gavel club as we believe public speaking is one of the most important skill that a child needs to develop. Those who are effective at communication demonstrate creativity, critical thinking skills, and poise , and they get a leg up on competition. That’s important because everything in life is a competition.
Clubs help build a learner into a well-equipped citizen contributing significantly to the production of a nation. At least be part of one club.
The Co-scholastic department at ISAS is an exciting and vibrant department, which incorporates a full spectrum of creative subjects including Dance, Music, Fine Art, and Marching Band. Apart from this we have an array of clubs to foster young minds creativity and passion. We aim to deliver a strong relevant curriculum where students are enabled to develop into confident artists, incorporating cross curricular links. The department is successful in providing a positive learning environment where pupils value and enjoy the arts and achieve their full potential. As a department we provide a variety of extra-curricular opportunities to showcase and highlight talent within and outside the school.
“Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience.” Lyall Watson
As dance is a powerful and expressive subject, we facilitate the students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity, whatever their previous experience in the subject. Performing and choreography play an important role in the course and there is also the opportunity to study other styles and genres of dance. The critical appreciation of dance is also central to developing students understanding of different styles and cultural influences.
Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young. (Aristotle)
ISAS Music Department aims to serve a broad curriculum that engages and inspires students. Students are supported by teachers and professionals who have a passion for all types of music and have a wide experience of performance at the highest level. Through music lessons we try to make our students sensitize towards the culture of the home away from home and also our roots. It helps to improve their learning and concentration skills. They learn patience, coordination and cooperation while practicing music.
The purpose of art education is not to produce more artists, though that is a byproduct. The real purpose of art education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society.
Visual arts teach learners about color, layout, perspective, and balance: all techniques that are necessary in presentations (visual, digital) of academic work. We train Students in various types of arts like drawing, sketching, paper craft, designing, sculptures, painting etc. Through these art and craft activities we help students to improve their imagination skills, their creative skills and also learn to express their thoughts more openly. Students who do arts and crafts do not find difficulty in learning as their patience and mental skill is strong.
INDIAN SCHOOL AL SEEB
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong. – John F. Kennedy
Physical Education develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. A high-quality PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. Physical exercise helps children relieve stress and anxiety. Sports teaches children to have improved self-discipline. They can implement this self-control in all aspects of their life, from better controlling their emotions to being more self-motivated with their studies. PE helps children to develop their confidence.
We excel in: –
Our cricket team is one of the best in the town. We have won many league titles in many seasons. The teams are trained by Mr. Ganesan M. Four of our team members represented OMAN National U-17 teams in various years.
We have efficient football teams in junior and senior categories. Both teams have performed well and won many tournaments under the guidance of Mr. Tony Thomas.
We have introduced the game handball in CBSE Oman Clusters and kept the champions trophy for past 7 years. Our U-17 & 19 teams won bronze medals form CBSE National championships in 2018-19 & 2019-20. Mr. Tony Thomas faculty PE Department, is the coach of Handball teams.
We have hosted the first CBSE Oman cluster Hockey Tournament and participated in national level tournaments for two years. Our teams have participated in Indian Embassy tournaments since 2012
We have four basketball teams under Mr. Ganesan M. teams are performing well in CBSE Oman Cluster tournaments and other invitation tournaments, and they made the school proud by winning many trophies.
In 2019 our first Volleyball team participated in CBSE Oman Cluster tournament and won bronze medal. Mr. Sidharth Thomas faculty PE Department is our new Coach of our Volleyball teams.
Indian School Al Seeb has got a strong base in athletics since the beginning of the school. Our athletes have won GOLD and Bronze medal in Long Jump in 2014-15 and 2015-16, and a bronze medal in track events in 2008. Ms. Nandini Laha faculty PE department is the new athletics coach
Our students are doing well in Badminton as well. We have won many laurels in badminton in previous years.
Our extremely talented chess team is doing well in all the tournaments were ever they participated. Our team won silver and bronze medals from CBSE Oman Cluster level tournaments.