The Parents of our Reception Class children were invited to come and take part in our fun-packed Activity Morning yesterday (Monday 6th Novemeber) and joined in with our games enthusiastically. As part of our TRANSPORT project, this week sees us exploring trains and stations: Parents helped to make ‘STOP’ flags from red card, bamboo sticks and pipe cleaners and were fed and watered on the platform while waiting for their train with chai and home made biscuits. All aboard!
The inaugural inter-house swimming gala took place at the KCI swimming pool on Thursday 2nd November 2017. Students from Years 1 to 9 representing the College Houses – Windsor, Pendragon, Sherborne and Pembroke – all participated in a truly memorable occasion.
Each house group had prepared their individual banners and the cheering students raised the roof throughout the event as they cheered their own team with great excitement and encouragement. True sportsmanship was on display as well as individual examples of some excellent swimming. The Primary Head – Claire Whyte – together with the Head of PE, Mr Ramesh Kumar worked closely with Ms Christie Canavan to put together a spending gala. The colourful spectacle and the all-round feeling of togetherness within the College was evident throughout. Kings India really showed it is a warm-hearted school where all are expected to participate and be the very best that they can be.
Well done to all of our students and sincere thanks to all the College staff who were associated in the planning and participation in the production of the event.
The Chairman of the Board of King’s College, India, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Headmaster.
Dr Nicholas Duggan will take up the post in January 2018.
Dr Duggan is a highly qualified academic and an experienced international Headmaster. He is an accomplished musician, with a Graduate Diploma in Music and a Licentiate from Trinity College, London. He has two Masters degrees, one in English and one in Educational Leadership and Management. He has a PhD in Music from Bangor University in Wales and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.
Dr Duggan’s teaching career has spanned a number of schools in different parts of the world. He taught in Kenya and Thailand before joining the British Army as a musician with the Irish Guards. He then went back into the world of education and held senior positions at schools in Kuwait, Thailand and Italy. In 2009 Dr Duggan became the Founding Principal of the Satit Prasarnmit International School in Bangkok.
More recently, Dr Duggan has been Secondary School Principal of the Yew Chung International School in Beijing and Head Teacher of St George’s British School in Malaga, Spain.
The Chairman of the Board, Mr Anshul Kumar, says: “I am confident that Dr Duggan has the necessary experience and vision to lead King’s College, India into the next stage of its development. He takes over a thriving school thanks in no small part to the outstanding efforts of our Acting Headmaster, Mr Brendan Canavan, who has led KCI through its first year with distinction. We owe a debt of gratitude to Mr Canavan for the work that he has done and we are delighted that he is staying on to support Dr Duggan and to ensure a seamless transition to new leadership.”
Dr Duggan will be joining King’s College, India, along with his wife Rattana and seven-year-old son Dylan. The staff, parents and pupils of both King’s College, India and King’s College, Taunton wish them every happiness and success in their new Indian home.
We are proud to announce that we were selected as a “Great Indian School” by Great Place to Study.
Our school, students and staff were featured in India Today Television on Saturday, 23rd Sept 2017 from 5:30 to 6:00pm. The episode was repeated on Saturday, 28th Oct 2017 from at 5:30pm.
You can view the video here:
A group of 20 students and 3 staff members from King’s College, India in Rohtak will be undertaking an exciting International exchange visit to King’s College (Senior school) and King’s Hall (Prep school), Taunton, England, UK – located in the beautiful cricket loving county of Somerset. King’s College, Taunton is regarded as one of the top co-educational Independent Schools in the UK that provides an outstanding education for both boys and girls. Nobel Prize winners, politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and theatrical stars have all emerged from King’s College, Taunton since its foundation in 1880 (137 years ago). Indian cricket lovers will be keen to know that Jos Buttler (England Test and ODI and Mumbai Indian player) hails from this College.
Mustafa Shaikh (recently appointed Assistant Head/Head of Boarding and Director of Cricket) at King’s College, India in Rohtak who hails from Taunton, Somerset says that “the group will have a fantastic time visiting my home town and the stunning South west region of the UK.” The group leader will be Mr Mukherjee (Assistant Head Curriculum) assisted by English teacher Miss Medha Sethi and College Manager Captain Yashika Dalal. They will be visiting the UK from 14th October to 27th October and will undertake a comprehensive programme of activities co-ordinated by colleagues of Mr Biggs, Headmaster of King’s College, Taunton (and Governor at King’s College, India).
During the first week the students will be fully immersed in the Boarding life of the UK school and will engage in a full range of classroom based curriculum activities including English, Mathematics, Science and Drama. They will also have the opportunity to make use of the outstanding sporting facilities available at the school including badminton, cricket, netball, tennis, volleyball and swimming.
During the second week of the stay they will have the chance to explore the beautiful location of the South West of England including its stunning coastline, outstanding National parks, famous gardens, Somerset County Cricket Club and other tourist attractions such as the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. Prior to returning home the group will also undertake some sightseeing in London.
As the trip is occurring during the Diwali period the students from King’s College, India will be performing a special celebration for their UK counterparts in the College Chapel followed by a special meal.
Staff and students from King’s College, Rohtak, India are relishing this exchange visit as a way of exposing its young students to a fantastic, horizon-expanding connection between the two schools. It will provide a holistic all –encompassing, nurturing and fulfilling experience which will allow its students to go out into the world with confidence, to flourish and be a force for good.
Some of the current boarders at the King’s College India such as Nikhil Goyal and Ansh Goyal have expressed their excitement at meeting new friends, developing their English speaking and writing skills and just simply having an amazing time visiting King’s College in Taunton.
Assistant Head Mr Mukherjee will be taking a keen interest in how the curriculum is developed and assessed. English teacher Medha Sethi will have a key focus on the teaching of English across the school and Captain Yashika will look to gain an understanding of organisational matters such as health and safety and personnel matters.
This is an exciting development between the two schools which hopefully will become an integral part of school life now and in the future. We have so much to learn and share from each other not least culturally but at both curriculum and organisational levels. This will really strengthen our school and give us further impetus for development. We will be extending an invitation to colleagues and students from Taunton to join us here in Rohtak in the near future.