International Ethos

In an effort to connect our students with the world and give them a global perspective, we at Hari Shree Vidyalayam, have embarked on a venture to bring the world into our class rooms. The ISA journey was initiated in 2010; we won the International School Award in 2011 and have applied for a reaccreditation in 2014. We are in a Global School Partnership with two schools in the UK and have received various grants from the British Council to facilitate exchange visits. Career counselling sessions are organized for our students with representatives of foreign universities to familiarize them with global opportunities. Our school enjoys close associations with the Embassy of Japan, the Sri Lankan High Commission, The Indo Korean Centre, the Russian Cultural Centre and the British High Commission. We have hosted student interns from AIESEC, the largest global youth network and visiting students from Germany and Singapore. Guest speakers from different countries have given our students a global perspective as part of their ISA projects.

CHSV’s International Policy

Prof. Howard Gardner visits CHSV

One of the proudest moments from our school’s international journey was when Prof. Howard Gardner, the world’s most influential educator and father of the Multiple Intelligence theory visited us on 25th Jan 2012.  He spent an hour and a half touring the school and interacting with the children.

Hari Shree Vidyalayam has been nominated as the British Council Schools Ambassador for South India and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation has appointed us as the LEAD school for the south zone.

To know more about the international happenings at Hari Shree Vidyalayam, please visit the following links:

  1. Partnership with Blackfen School For Girls, Sidcup, UK
  2. Partnership with Holywell Primary School, Loughborough,UK
  3. Face To Faith with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
  4. International School Award – Reaccreditation 2014-15 and Recipient 2011-12

Glimpses of the International Ethos in Hari Shree Vidyalayam

Career Guidance session with members of the Australian Consulate

June 27, 2014

Students of Class X, XI and XII got the opportunity to interact with a delegation from the Australian Consulate and explore career options internationally – the opportunities, application procedure and scholarships.

Career Guidance session by the British Council

August 19, 2014

Students of Class XI and XII had a career counselling session with representatives of the British Council and various universities in the U.K. The Universities of East Anglia, Northumbria, Plymouth and Exeter gave students information on application procedures and details of specific courses offered.

Association with AIESEC, the largest global youth network

August 4-9, 2015

As a part of our association with AIESEC, 9 visiting interns from Italy, Slovakia, Russia, China, Vietnam and Singapore spent a week in Hari Shree Vidyalayam interacting with students and working with them on various ISA projects.

Our Principal visits Germany

November 9-14, 2014

Our Principal, Ms. Deivanai, was among the 12 education experts representing India at the Education Study programme organised by the Goethe Institut in Bonn, Germany. The sessions gave insight and direction regarding cultivating international relations, facilitating exchange programmes and exploring career and educational opportunities.

Blackfen School teachers in CHSV

February 9-13, 2015

Ms. Lola Blatch and Ms. Mann, teachers from Blackfen School for Girls in UK, our global partner school visited Hari Shree Vidyalayam during the week of February 9-13, 2015. Student showcased aspects of Indian culture – art, dance, craft, food and clothing whereas Ms.Blatch and Ms.Mann took classes on Human Rights and Industrial Revolution respectively. There was teaching, learning and exchanging best practices.

Presentation by Blackfen Teachers

Ms. Blatch renders a lesson on Human Rights

Ms. Mann teaches about the Industrial Revolution

Crafts of India

Maiden partnership exchange programme with Goethe Institut

Hari Shree Vidyalayam is all set to embark on a maiden partnership exchange programme, initiated by the Goethe Institut. The school is establishing a relationship with Maria-Ward-Gymnasium in Augsburg, Germany, so that we can collaborate on a student exchange programme in the near future.

Lola Blatch’s one month visit – August 2013

True to the word partnership, Blackfen and Hari Shree took their joint venture to the next step. Hari Shree extended an invitation to Ms. Lola Blatch of Blackfen School for Girls, London, to spend time at our school, teaching, learning and exchanging best teaching practices. With a go-ahead from both ends, this visit happened in August, 2013, for three weeks.

The entire teaching fraternity benefitted by this visit. Teachers from both the primary and secondary school invited her to their classes for observations. Feedback for all these observations was given on formal forms. Ms. Lola taught scheduled GSP (Global School Partnership) and Citizenship classes at various grade levels. Ms. Lola also conducted training sessions after school for the teachers about best teaching practices.

The expanse of the visit also had an impact on the extended community. She visited our sister school in Karur and conducted interactive sessions for both teachers and students. Another place she visited was the Eureka Street School, Kalpakkam, who are one of the beneficiaries of the International Citizenship Fair both held both in London and at Hari Shree.

Ms. Lola was impressed with the ethos, culture and tradition of Hari Shree. She was overwhelmed by the support provided by the parent community too. Her visit culminated in the International Citizenship Fair. On the whole, this visit cemented strong friendship between the two schools.




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