The students of the school got a golden opportunity to visit Canada on a students' cultural exchange programme with Royal West Academy, Montreal, Canada in August 2014.
As a part of the program, the students visited Royal West Academy, met and interacted with various students, teachers and staff members and received global exposure of the education methodology followed in the schools. They visited the Niagara Falls in Toronto, Ottawa, Old Montreal and Quebec City.
The students got a chance to live with their Canadian host families to gain firsthand experience of their culture and lifestyle. The students had a wonderful time and gathered immense knowledge from the trip.
The school is looking forward to the visit by its Canadian counterparts in the month of February 2016.
The VGS is associated with Philipp-Matthaus-Hahn Secondary School, Stuttgart, Germany under a students' cultural and educational exchange program. The objective of the program is to expand students' knowledge related to the history, culture, geography, economy, religion, education system and people of Germany, foster sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of diversity and strengthen the cultural bond between the two countries.
Students of the school visited Germany in June 2014 under the programme .They were accompanied by the School Principal Ms Kavita Soni. As part of the program, the students visited Philipp-Matthaus-Hahn Secondary School, met and interacted with various students, teachers and staff members and were familiarised with the education methodology followed in German schools. They visited the European Union Parliament in Strasburg and other cities like Stuttgart, Hechinger and Haigerloch and were also taken to the famous chocolate factory 'Ritter Sport' in Waldenbuch. They also went to the Museum Of Schirmeck, Atom Museum, Castle Hohenzollern, Baroque Church among other places.
The students lived with host families of German students which gave them a wonderful opportunity to learn about their culture and lifestyle. The visit enhanced students' interest in global issues as well as broadened their horizons. Above all, the trip helped develop a special bond between the student and teacher communities, bridging the cultural and educational barriers between the two countries.
Also a German delegation of 22 students and 3 teachers from Philipp Matthaus Hahn Gymnasium, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Stuttgart, Germany, visited the school between October 7-17, 2014 under the cultural exchange programme. The German students were hosted by the VGS'students' families during their stay, where they got a first-hand experience of Indian culture and life style.
The school had an array of interesting activities lined up for the German guests that helped them gain more knowledge about the Indian culture and education system. The German students also participated in several curriculum based activities in Maths, Science, English, Social Studies etc. in the classrooms.
This multi cultural exchange programme has certainly been an extremely enriching experience for both the German and the Indian students and has created an everlasting bond between the VGS and its German partner school.
Students of the school visited Singapore in June 2014 on a five days seven nights trip. The trip aimed at familiarizing students with various aspects of a multi-cultural global environment.
The students visited the Singapore Science Centre, Singapore Flyer, Sentosa Island, the Merlion, Jurong Bird Park and Universal Studios.
The trip was an enriching and memorable experience for the Venkateshwarians.
The Venkateshwar Global School has been a partner school in the prestigious UKIERI (United Kingdom India Education Research Initiative) project for 3 years. This school cluster partnership programme initiated collaborative curriculum projects, exchange visits and professional exchanges between the participating schools. The school's cluster partners were a group of five schools in Wales, United Kingdom.
Traditional welcome to the visiting delegates
Students present a vibrant cultural programme for the guests
An extensive interactive session with the school Principal about the education system of India
Taking a round of the school
- A team of teachers and parents from Teeland Middle School, Alaska, USA visit the school.
A colourful cultural programme presented for the guests
The Principal, Ms. Katherine Lawley Ellsworth and her team visit the classrooms
The Alaskan delegates share their experiences:
“Our experience at VGS is best described as too brief. For roughly one hour we were in awe at the Head Mistress, the facility, the faculty, and of course the children. We could have enjoyed a day or two at the school. We look forward to involving our students in the experience.” - Mr Aaron Mitchell (Teacher)
“I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Venkatashwara Global School on my first day in India. The school was beautiful and all the staff and the students were all very hospitable. The school put up a cultural performance, that was truly amazing. My time at V.G.S was the highlight of my trip to India and I will never forget my experience there. I would have loved to spend more time at the school and would love the opportunity to visit it again in the future.”
- Mrs. Melissa Mitchell O'Rourke ( Parent)
“Our experience at the VGS was wonderful. The children put up an amazing welcome: songs, dance, yoga, speeches, as well as a few stops in classrooms. It was amazing and speechless. We had a fantastic time.”- Kristi. Schulz Shea (Teacher)
“We visited V.G.S and it was a wonderful experience. I cried when I watched those children performing. All children were so talented and so full of passion to show us their skills. They made us all dance. Smiles all around - that was the highlight of my day.”- Anna Machado Lee (Parent)
Dignitaries from the Oxford University Press (U.K.)
at the VGS
- High ranking officials from the Oxford University Press (U.K.) visit the school.
The School’s Chairman and the Principal welcome the special guests
- A cultural programme presented by the Venkateshwarians.
Visiting the classrooms to view the teaching-learning practices and activities.
The guests view science projects displayed by students
The school’s editorial team interact with the visiting dignitaries.