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Hi, I am Sriram Kanneganti and I graduated from CHIREC in 2013. As an alumnus of the school and having spent 8 years of my life here at CHIREC, I can say, it has been a journey that one can fall in love with – A journey of learning and passions, budding friendships, and lots of memories! My inclination towards acting goes back to when I was 13 years old. I always knew what I had to do and held on to it. I pursued my BFA from New York University’s Tisch School and have worked on several productions Off-Broadway and Film projects in New York.
I can’t single out a particular event or memory at CHIREC that helped me build a foundation. But I do know the teachers went out of their way to support the students. We could talk to them about anything in the world and they would provide us with all the required guidance. The thing that I love the most about CHIREC is that no matter what, you are always encouraged to bring out your best self, to broaden your horizons and to think beyond books. Every event, cultural programme, inter-school meet acted as the building blocks for me. I remember we had a band in school, and we used to play at many events. The cheering voices of my schoolmates were not just motivating but also fulfilling and these are some of the most beautiful memories of school for me.
Being an actor, I have learnt to live moment by moment and to immerse myself completely while I am in it. I want to be recognized as an international actor regardless of whether I am performing in an English, Hindi or Telugu film. As long as I get a chance to tell a good story that can disseminate a message, I would love to be a part of it. I want to bring recognition to Indian stories on a global level. Now, I’m moving to LA and it feels like taking steps to conquer a dream that dates back to my school days.
Speaking of school days, what made CHIREC different from other schools is the way we were and the way CHIREC transformed us. I had many friends from other schools, but I witnessed them being quite conscious about what socio-economic they belong to and what kind of friends they should choose. On the other hand, we, at CHIREC, never bothered to care or to even know these petty things. Such are the values and environment that CHIREC provides you with – the values that will contribute to your making!

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Hi, I am Shibi Mathew from the First Aid Department and I joined CHIREC in June 2012. I had heard such wonderful things about CHIREC’s culture and values, and this was a constant motivational force for me before and after joining here. I still remember, I was so excited to work under the guidance of Mrs. Ratna Reddy and in all these years, it has been an extremely rewarding experience.

As a Nurse trained in General Nursing and Midwifery, the transition from a hospital environment to a dynamic institution like CHIREC was both challenging and satisfying. Having been in this profession for 23 years, I cherish the joy of working with children and aiding them the most.

I am passionate about music and dancing and since I never got the opportunity to pursue it, I encourage my daughter in her pursuit of classical dancing and my son in music.

The onset of 2020 brought on the pandemic which might have been harrowing for our students, their families and our staff. But CHIREC demonstrated its innovative spirit by quickly moving to an online platform thereby ensuring our health and safety. This response of our School Management has impressed me and reiterated my faith in the institution for the future.

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Hi, I am Damandeep Kaur and my association with CHIREC goes back to March 2015 when I joined as a PG Chemistry Teacher. It has been almost 7 years since I first stepped into CHIREC, and it has been a wonderful journey so far.

Here at CHIREC, every day is and has been worth looking forward to as it comes with novel experiences and various new things to learn. I have very fond memories of my students and colleagues from all these years. I truly treasure the support of my in-charges, colleagues and all the school members to settle down well and feel comfortable when I initially joined CHIREC. It was my first teaching job at school, and I learnt each and every nuance of teaching at CHIREC. Before this, I was dedicated to research in chemistry labs. In CHIREC, I learnt a lot about student-teacher relationships and polished my interpersonal and time management skills.

I feel that CHIREC makes sure to provide the best of everything to its students and staff members when it comes to facilities. CHIREC takes care of everything from provisions to resources that I need as an employee and as a facilitator to my students, making sure that we get all kinds of support in every scenario. What makes CHIREC different from other schools is going beyond teaching by focusing on all-round education and holistic development.

In my free time or when I am not engaged in teaching, I love listening to spiritual music. I feel that for every individual taking time out to rest is extremely important and I deeply focus on relaxing and making sure I get proper sleep.

The shift to online teaching was difficult to manage in the beginning. However, using technology as a teaching tool was very rewarding. I began teaching online with my ordinary laptop using a whiteboard to explain various concepts to students. Gradually, I started using a touch screen laptop and that augmented my teaching methodology even further. While CHIREC always had technology integrated with its curriculum, the past 18 months of online teaching have propelled as further and made us tech savvy educators. I firmly believe that as the world reopens, the new face of classrooms will have a beautiful blend of online and offline teaching tools that provide world-class learning experiences to students.

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Hi, I am Sheela, Senior Admin Executive and I joined CHIREC in 2002. I am a Commerce Graduate and have completed my Diploma in Computers and Commercial Practices. There are no words to express how beautiful and wonderful these 19 years of my association with CHIREC have been. It was amazing to work under the guidance of Ratna ma’am and Manaswita ma’am, and to learn so much from their way of working and handling things.

Here, in CHIREC, each day comes with something new unlike our homes where we follow routines daily. While working in CHIREC, we get to learn new things and gain new experiences with every passing day. Working here for the past 19 years has helped me polish my confidence, communication, leadership, and time management skills and efficiency to a huge extent.

When I joined CHIREC, I couldn’t believe a school could offer such brilliant facilities. I remember I used to quickly cook food for my family in the morning but never had to worry about myself as CHIREC has always been there to take care of us all these years. From our breakfast and lunch to our health care, the school takes responsibility for everything. It’s amazing to see that the school offers facilities like that of an MNC to its employees. I feel CHIREC has always stood at the pedestal of influencing other schools. I don’t remember any other school having the world-class facilities that CHIREC has had since its inception. The other schools have always sought inspiration from CHIREC.

When I am at home, I love cooking, listening to music and watching serials of historical relevance a lot. In my free time, I love spending time with my children while sharing incidents from our day with each other.

I remember one Sunday, in the month of March in 2020, we heard about the imposition of lockdown. At that time, no one even had any idea what a lockdown even was. Initially, it came as a challenge managing home and office work at the same time. We had no idea about how virtual office works but with support of my fellow colleagues and especially the IT Team, we managed everything.

In the past 18 months, we have had a lot of time to spend with our family and understand each other even better. We tried new recipes, talked, shared stories and played games a lot in all these months. I feel these were a few pros that the pandemic brought over a thousand cons.

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Hi, I am Mohammed Abdul Rasheed and I joined CHIREC in 2010 as the Tennis Coach. I took a break for 3 years as I had to go abroad and rejoined CHIREC in 2017. All these years of my association with CHIREC have been much more than just a wonderful journey. In all these years, I grew professionally, and made some wonderful bonds and memories.

I remember, in 2017 on Children’s Day, I sang a song from the movie Taare Zameen Par and dedicated it to the students. Everyone got very emotional. That day, I received wonderful reception from my colleagues and students. This incident is very close to heart and one of the best memories I have of being a part of CHIREC.

Here, in CHIREC, I learnt to be proactive and even more professional. I have always sought inspiration from my fellow colleagues, in-charges, principals, especially Ratna Ma’am and Iffat Ma’am whose dedication, leadership skills and way of communicating and handling things polished me and my skills a lot.

Time and again, I have been very impressed by the facilities provided in CHIREC. The school is always up to date whether it is technological advancements, areas of students’ growth or professional development of the staff members.

For me, what makes CHIREC special and different from other schools are the brilliant opportunities it provides its students. The growth of students is never limited as students don’t just state or national level exposure, but also international experiences. I have friends who teach in other schools, and I have always felt that CHIREC has a very balanced approach to academics and co-curriculars and provides a professional environment for students and staff members to grow.

When it comes to me, other than my professional self, I am extremely passionate about singing and music. I am not just a coach to my students but I myself love playing tennis regularly. I am a person who likes spending time introspecting and analyzing from where I started, how my journey as a professional has been and what my goals and aims are in future.

The transition to online teaching came as a big challenge for all sports teachers. Initially, we had no idea about how we would manage things online but eventually we started making interactive videos and making students understand different nuances of various sports. We even encouraged students to engage in whatever sports possible while staying at home and we came up with plans and ideas to manage everything. We even offered many opportunities to participate in tournaments and championships during all these months. Today, I feel like we have become tech savvy through video editing, voice overs, merging and mixing and using several other digital tools. I would say that is one advantage the pandemic brought to all teachers of the world.

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Hi, I`m D. Vijay Kumar and I joined CHIREC in June 2005 as PGT of Mathematics. I remember it was a very special year for CHIREC as we were teaching the first batch of Grade XII and preparing them for their board exams. I hold an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics with B.Ed. and also have the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers Certificate from the first CIDTT training session in school during 2009-10. Today, I am the Head of Mathematics Department for CBSE Secondary classes. So far, I have witnessed 16 successful board examinations for Grade XII and hope to see many more.

Here, at CHIREC, every day comes with new learning opportunities. Each year brings new challenges that help us grow, become a better version of ourselves and provide the best for our students. Being a teacher at CHIREC for more than a decade, my maxims have been to maintain self-discipline, being regular to school, staying dedicated to the assigned work, understanding my students` needs, following the instructions of my heads, and providing a helping hand to colleagues. When I am not in my professional zone, I love to watch the news, go for a long walk, and try a variety of snack recipes for my kids to enjoy.

CHIREC provides excellent facilities for its staff and students. What makes CHIREC different from other schools is that it is the epitome of being a disciplined and student-parent-staff centric school. CHIREC practices rules, procedures, and teaching methodologies that makes it a trend-setter for other schools.

During the transition to virtual classes, it came as a challenge to simultaneously balance online classes while upgrading ourselves with PD sessions and workshops. It was difficult at the beginning but exploring technology, molding into the online class structure, and prioritizing students` needs not only made the classes more effective and comfortable, but also a happy teaching-learning experience. In the years to come, my focus is to keep teaching with utmost efficiency by adopting the latest techniques and teaching practices.

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Hi, I am Flora Priyadarshini Bethapudi. I am a CBSE Secondary Teacher for English. I did my Post- Graduation in English Language and Literature and persued TEFL at London College of Teachers. Teaching is a profession that I treasure the most as I come from a family of Educators. I have been in this profession for the past 17 years. I joined CHIREC in June 2011 it has been an enriching and enthralling experience.

Before joining CHIREC, I worked in a corporate college with a conventional way of teaching. CHIREC has taught me how to be a 21st century skilled teacher. Here, I have learned what it means to work as a teacher professionally and technologically, especially in the present times under the pandemic.

CHIREC has helped me develop holistocally as an individual as I gained experience in different aspects of teaching, incorporating a variety of teaching strategies in lesson plans, executing them and contributing to the caring culture of the school. The systematic approach that is followed at school made my transition into the system effortless and at the same time, challenging. What was challenging for me was to break out of the conventional methods of teaching that I was subjected to in my earlier workplace and expand my viewpoints towards new pedagogical routines.

To meet the needs of the students, our school has been successful in bringing technology to our classrooms with the introduction of interactive Whiteboards or Smart Boards. These allow students to interact with lesson content while allowing teachers to integrate a range of resources in their lessons. The wealth of activities offered foster the holistic development of the student. There are a number of School Clubs, both academic and co-curricular for the students to profit from. They play a pivotal role in honing a hobby and in moving the child into the learning mode.

CHIREC is more than a workplace, it is a home – a safe haven, where there is constant encouragement and opportunities for students and teachers to gain exposure in various fields. The school always looks to provide teachers with professional development opportunities and mentors to guide us. The school does not focus on just academics but looks into developing deeper bonds outside the classroom. CHIREC persistently advances with new ideas to improve our professional and personal growth.

`Show your passion for what you love to do. The more excited you are, the more excited your students will be.` A teacher`s learning is a continuous endeavor to improve and cater to the needs of the students. The teachers and students that I get to see every day are thoughtful, spontaneous, quick-witted and passionate.

Despite the overwhelming consequences of the pandemic, this global crisis has also been an extraordinary time for learning for teachers. The challenges teachers faced in these uniquely difficult circumstances and the transition into the digital classroom has made several things clear. We have shown the world how adaptable and resilient teachers can be. Teachers have recalibrated their time and teaching practices to adopt more creative methods to keep students engaged.

I love to sing and listen to lots of music. Eating fresh and healthy food, clearing my mind and keeping my body fit are important to me - so I hit the gym and workout every day. I take a bicycle and go for a ride or take a swim in the pool. When I have some free time, I visit charity homes and learn about different people`s stories.

Here at CHIREC, I learnt that the number of years of work experience is not what counts. What is more important is the quality one possesses through their learning experience

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Hi, I am Vijay Krishna and I joined CHIREC in December 2013 as a part of the Purchasing Department. I hold an MBA in Marketing and my passion for marketing has landed in a job of my area of interest. In these 9 years of my connection with CHIREC, I have seen myself grow personally and professionally.

For every event and programme organized in the school, the purchase department has to be on its toes. During offline school, we used to work late at night, engaging our heart and soul in preparation of the celebrations. Those events and the day-to-day errands taught me a lot. It augmented my organizational, management and marketing skills, brought me the necessary experience and exposure, and the art of time management. Today, I am leading the Purchasing Department as the Senior Purchase Officer.

The facilities provided at CHIREC are no doubt better than any other school. The school has provided medical insurance for our families. During the Lockdown, when millions faced economic decline due to lost jobs and lack of opportunities, we, at CHIREC, witnessed secured jobs and no-cut salaries. We are all like a family here in school. I have seen my bond strengthen with both the old and new staff in school. The best thing about CHIREC is that the school provides us with ample opportunities to explore our strengths and excel in our interest areas.

I am very fond of travelling and playing cricket. Whenever I am free, I love to spend time with my family, go out, plan trips with them and practice cricket on a regular basis. The past year has been very difficult for people due to the unfortunate situation of rising cases of COVID. I, too, got affected and had to be on a long leave because of it. But the school management had my back. I was asked to take complete rest and not worry about the work. The support that I have received from CHIREC always makes me satisfied with the fact that I am working for the right organization.

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Hi, I am Uday Bhasker, and I joined CHIREC in 2001 as the Dining InCharge. After 8 years of my service in CHIREC I took a gap of two years and rejoined again in 2010. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Arts and have a certification in Typewriting. My time in CHIREC has given me a lot in life. My memories of getting married and having kids are all somehow associated with school.

I remember in 2005, CHIREC hosted the National Games. It is one of the most memorable times for me in school. It left an impact on me and helped me learn a lot about working hard in the most systematic way. In CHIREC, I got an opportunity to polish my communication, organizational and management skills with time management and discipline. With every responsibility I have had on my shoulders I learnt and became efficient day by day.

The facilities provided in CHIREC make it stand out from other schools. The school has provided insurance to all the staff’s families and has offered scholarships to their children’s education. Not only this, but I have also always received moral support in every situation. The school management has always been with me, whether it is a personal or a financial emergency. Here, the staff is like a family, and we are all given many opportunities to learn and progress in our areas of interest.

I love to cook and sing. I also like spending my time watching cricket with my children. When the school was running physically, I and the kitchen staff used to come at 2 am and got involved in all the cleaning and preparing the kitchen to start cooking at 6 in the morning. We would pour our hearts out in preparing meals for students. For the past one year, the classes have been online, and we have been missing those smiling faces of the students.

When I look back to this journey of about 19 years in CHIREC, I always spot support by the management at every step, help received by staff and happy faces of students greeting me every day in all these years. The most amazing thing is to see the graduated students coming to meet their teachers back in school and never forgetting to pay me a visit. Every bit of my journey in CHIREC has been very rewarding.

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Hi, I am P V Sailaja. I am a Secondary Science teacher and a postgraduate in Botany with a B.Ed and DISM from APTECH. I joined CHIREC on November 14, 2014, and my journey has been phenomenal so far. On my first day, which was Children’s Day, I was in awe of the event conducted by teachers and the students enjoying every bit of it. On day 1 itself, I could sense how efficiently and smoothly the school runs.

Since I joined in the middle of the academic year, I was a little apprehensive about how students would respond to me as they were attuned to their previous teacher’s methodology. But my passion for teaching has made the journey very smooth. I enhanced my knowledge of curriculum planning, creating digital resources, taking part in school events and now the smooth transition from physical classes to online teaching.

The most important skills I polished in CHIREC are leadership and organisational skills. According to me, an effective teacher should be able to lead and guide their classroom, manage several different types of students and mindsets and guide them in the right direction. CHIREC has been instrumental in developing these qualities in me.

The facilities provided at CHIREC meet the standards of schools in the top bracket. The meticulous planning in all areas of the organisation, care given to staff, and holistic development of students is what makes CHIREC different from other schools.

I am passionate about learning new pedagogical practices in teaching and growing professionally to greater heights. I love to paint, sing Carnatic classical songs and talk about Indian mythological stories.

My first day of online teaching varied little in terms of my excitement and enthusiasm as I eagerly waited for my students to interact with me. In the online classes, it was more than just engaging with my students and delivering the content. We had to build a teacher-student relationship in a different and dynamic way. Bringing school to a sixteen-inch screen was quite challenging. Trying to create an environment like physical school for students by conducting different activities like role plays, project-based learning activities and CCA was challenging initially but with careful care and planning we succeeded and that felt really rewarding.

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Hi, I am Sailaja Prasad, and I joined CHIREC in 2016 as an ADPC and IBDP Economics Facilitator. In addition to my B.Ed and M.Com, I also hold an M.Phil degree. My journey in CHIREC represents a lifelong commitment to learning, not only about my content area, grade level, curricular changes, school policy, and technological innovations, but about true passion for new knowledge and skills that make me more effective as a professional, and a human being. Now I am HOD of Humanities in the International Section.

In CHIREC, I got various opportunities to polish my communication, creativity and leadership skills. CHIREC also helped me to elevate my patience, confidence, dedication, adaptability and enthusiasm for everything I do. It is a beautiful place to be. The academic management is friendly, encouraging and trusting, providing the staff various opportunities to learn and grow.

Global Be Well Day and Active World Challenge were two wonderful initiatives by CHIREC-Cognita that impacted me a lot and to witness different schools from across the globe coming together to connect, promote and practice well-being was a great experience.

CHIREC emphasises developing moral values in students right from kindergarten. A value-based education lies at the heart of CHIREC`s academic programs. Through activities crafted to promote students` mental and psychological growth, CHIREC focuses on Life Skills to develop a sense of identity and responsibility with specific skills that are essential to live in society.

A digital revolution has been underway in schools for many years now. Blackboards gave way to whiteboards and projectors, notebooks to tablets. However, the Covid-19 pandemic brought about a paradigm shift in learning by shifting entire classrooms online. After a chaotic few months, teachers, children, and parents seem to be getting used to the new way of doing things. For teachers, the shift has included learning new online tools, interacting with children on the screen and making peace with frequent internet connections.

I am passionate about teaching because I show the relevance of the subject matter and make it fun and meaningful. My excitement for what I teach is obvious, and my students can see it and feel it. I believe in what I teach. In my free time, I like to read and sing.

Teaching online is very different from teaching in a physical classroom, yet there are areas of overlap that help traditional teachers feel more comfortable in moving online. This is the place where students will access information and resources, engage with their teacher and their peers, and submit their work for feedback and evaluation. It`s important to adopt a modular approach to design distance-learning experiences. Teachers must break up the learning activities into smaller parts and give students time to self-pace through those activities. The beauty of online learning lies in the flexibility that learners can afford. I would encourage teachers to plan a week at a time and post all the videos, articles, podcasts, online discussion questions, and assignments that students will need at the start of the week. This approach allows learners the luxury of completing tasks on time at a pace that works for them.

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Hi, I am Jyothi B. and I joined CHIREC in 2016 as CAIE English Faculty currently teaching IGCSE and IB curricula. My first step in teaching started 12 years ago. Along with my PG and B. Ed, I completed PGDBM and PGDSE with a CICTL professional qualification from Cambridge. In a constant endeavour to update myself I attempted the CENTA teacher proficiency Olympiad for Secondary English, in 2019 and was placed first in the state-wise category and 13th in the regional category. Passion and commitment define my journey in life.

CHIREC for me represents the true spirit of a family and I have been fortunate enough to be considered a beloved member since my joining. I had the opportunity of essaying various roles such as IGCSE coordinator, CCA Incharge and presently the Exam Incharge. The true essence of CHIREC is felt in the camaraderie amongst the staff and the trust reposed in us by the Management.

Often, in the struggle for getting A and A*, many schools give up on sports or extra-curricular activities whereas CHIREC always stands by its promise of being a Children`s Recreation Centre and never compromised on those standards. I truly admire Mrs. Ratna Reddy for her unwavering perseverance in making CHIREC the best school in the city. The student-teacher equation in CHIREC is the best I have ever seen. This unequivocal bond has helped in the smooth transition from offline to the online classes.

During Online school, the unlearning and relearning of new methods of teaching-learning has been quite challenging yet exhilarating at the same time. The IGCSE results have been the most rewarding for me. Notwithstanding the myriad of problems anticipated, the students did us all proud with the best result ever both in IGCSE and IB.

In my free time, I am found to be reading books, pursuing new courses or playing video games. The future may hold untoward surprises and constantly challenge us. In such unsettling times I believe having an unshakable belief in God to help us overcome all difficulties. The tough times might not last, but the tough people always do. I will end with one of Cesar`s famous quotes `Veni, Vidi, Vici...`

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Hi, I am Rami Reddy and I joined CHIREC in September 2010 as the Store Executive. I have completed my Graduation from Science Stream and have a certification in Material Management. In these 11 years of my association with CHIREC, I have learnt a lot of things and my journey has been very memorable.

My memory drifts back to the Inauguration of Gachibowli Branch of the school in 2012 when I experienced some of the best days in school coordinating and cooperating in the purchase management of the new branch. I am glad to have witnessed the institution complete 30 years of its foundation in 2018. It was a very proud moment for the whole CHIREC community.

In CHIREC, I got a chance to polish my computer skills and knowledge of different software. I learnt a lot more about purchasing and managing the materials required for school. Above all, I learnt how important a role patience plays behind every successful project.

The best thing about CHIREC is that it is an employee-friendly organization where hard work is highly appreciated and every person is taken care of, be it healthcare, personal or family problems. I have always believed that CHIREC provides very good facilities for its students and employees.

I am deeply passionate about sports and in my free time I like trying different kinds of sports. During the past one year, work transitioned to an online mode, but I never expected that work would turn out to be so smooth. Using MCB effectively and the support of the CHIREC family made everything seamless and worthwhile.

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Hi, I am Chandrakala Salunke working as the Admin Coordinator at CHIREC. I did my MBA in Health Care and have a Certification in Educational Administration & Management. I joined CHIREC in 2016 and have shouldered innumerable tasks and responsibilities, since then.

Initially, I used to work closely with the School Principal and COO. Then, I started coordinating with the Admissions and Purchase Department. Today, I am responsible for managing the state government related formalities and documentation for the school. I am also responsible for student ID card management and coordination with the PR Department.

I have a deep connection with CHIREC. About 2 years ago, I met with a brutal accident and had multiple fractures. At that time, I received emotional & moral support from the CHIREC family to overcome my pain. When I rejoined after being a little healed, I was called by Ratna Ma’am and was asked not to take on too much pressure or burden for any work. Her soothing words inspired me, and her guidance helped me a lot in drafting the Standard Operating Procedures of the school. She believed in me and my capabilities and motivated me to do better.

At CHIREC, I polished my communication skills and developed organizing, documenting, managing skills and understanding the State Government and Private School relationship. CHIREC is like a family. No matter who knows me in school, when they see the CHIREC tag around my neck, they never go by without a smile.

I am also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, and I love practicing it with my daughter. I am passionate about reading books and painting. In my free time, I experiment with cooking and try new delicacies.

The last 1 year was challenging for all. We had one system at my place, and we thought managing the work would be difficult as my daughter also had her online classes, but the school took responsibility to provide a system at home. During the lockdown, the guidance and support from the CHIREC & Cognita Teams helped manage the work smoothly and the Cognita Be-Well challenge kept us motivated and healthy.

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I, Neha Valavala, was 7 years old when I first walked into the CHIREC campus, a curious second grader who loved learning. Now, at 18 years old, my time at CHIREC has come to its end, and I cannot remember how it started. I don’t remember which subject I started learning first, I don’t remember which classroom I sat in, and I definitely don’t remember who sat next to me. My memories of my first day at CHIREC are limited to the car sickness I felt due to the long drive to school and my second-grade teacher’s warm smile. And maybe it’s fitting, but I can’t remember my last day, either: one day I was in class with my teachers and the next I was learning through a screen. My eleven years at CHIREC ended in the blur of ‘thank you’s as my classmates and I left the online meeting. We hadn’t even known it would be our last.

However, though the beginning and ending of my journey at CHIREC have become little more than a mystery, I treasure the moments that came in between. From organizing events to performing on stage to goofing around during free periods, my high school experience was unforgettable. I was constantly presented with opportunities to learn and grow. In IGCSE, I recognized the depth of knowledge for the first time. Instead of learning superficial material across subjects as I had until then, I was introduced to the complexities within each subject and how they related to all the others. More importantly, I was given a choice. CHIREC taught a range of IGCSE courses that was as wide as each course was deep. Moreover, I was encouraged to participate beyond the classroom, given opportunities to dance for huge audiences, compete in tournaments, and participate in the student council. As an IB student, these opportunities only grew. With the CAS committee and the encouragement of my coordinators, I was constantly engaged in some form of creativity, activity or service.

What made CHIREC so special, however, were the people I met there. My friends, teachers, help staff, and lab assistants were solely responsible for getting me to go to school every day. I found people who shared the same taste in books and music, quickly jotting down recommendations between classes. I found people to discuss dance with, comparing notes on our different art forms. I found people who I could tease, and who would tease me. I found people who would always support me, always answer my questions (even if it took a day). I found people I love and trust. And sometime between laughing at the bad jokes, lamenting about our oh-so-miserable lives, and trying in vain to stay on top of everything, I found myself changing. First in IGCSE, then in IBDP, my teachers and classmates have quietly but surely altered my personality.

I learnt to be confident, speaking up in class and seizing opportunities when they presented themselves. From asking questions in class to debating the proper way to tie a shoe, I expressed my opinions in every sphere of my life. While I discussed topics with my classmates, I learnt to be creative. Shouting across the room to convince each other of our method’s superiority, I discovered multiple solutions to the same problem and pushed myself to think in different ways. These past 11 years have taught me persistence, encouraging me to continue trying despite the problems I may face. Because only the most stubborn can change the world or persuade their classmates to lend them a pen during an exam. Most importantly, I learnt not only to think, but to evaluate. I now think like a scientist, and yes, scientists do think differently. Actively looking for patterns, making connections, and searching for solutions in any data presented to me, I now analyze everything. (And then I check whether my results are statistically significant…)

But what I appreciate most about my high school experience is the fact that I didn’t only learn inside my classrooms, but between them. I discovered the intersections between my IB subjects and was amazed to see my teachers collaborating and asking each other questions about their respective fields to better answer the questions we posed in class. I began to notice concepts learnt in class everywhere I went and analyzed their applicability. Moreover, my theory of knowledge classes not only sharpened my curiosity, but also focused it. I recognized that as a sum is made of parts, a question is only answered by coalescing multiple perspectives. And now I search for different perspectives, in the hopes of bringing my answer closer to being whole.

My time at CHIREC wasn’t marked by the first day or the last, or any other conventional academic milestones. It had been measured by the lessons I’d learnt, shaped by the people I’d met, and preserved in the memories I made. Though I have graduated CHIREC now, the years spent wearing the CHIREC uniform will continue with me, tools to help me better navigate my future.

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Hi, I am Tarannum Fatima, working as an Executive Assistant to the MD/CEO. I have been associated with CHIREC for 13 years since 2008. I still remember my first day at CHIREC. I was selected as an accountant, but Principal Ma`am convinced me that my personality is better suited for front office till I get exposure about the school. I have completed my Masters in Commerce from Osmania University and Certification course in accounting packages from NIIT.

Time has flown and I cherish all the memories of the people I have met during this time and worked with, especially Manaswita Ma`am, Iffat Ma`am, Ramani Ma`am, Venkat Sir and Susan Ma`am. To assist our Director Ms. Ratna Reddy was an amazing opportunity for me. Her leadership qualities, dedication and commitment towards work have always inspired me. Dr Peter, CEO of CHIREC have also been a great source of motivation and appreciation to the team.

CHIREC provided me a platform to enhance my knowledge and skills. I not only gained knowledge about the field of education but also learnt about Event management, Construction, Procurement, Vendor Management, Liasioning etc. The variety of my work made me learn a lot about myself – my strengths and weakness. CHIREC made me more confident not only at work, but also in my personal life.

Being an executive assistant is no longer about handling the daily schedule of the boss. It requires competent and effective management and communication skills for fulfilling this responsibility.

My family is my strength and I love spending time with them. I like trying new dishes, maintaining my small kitchen garden, playing with my nephew, shopping and reading during my free time.

CHIREC is absolutely a people centric place with human capital as its prime focus. Together we work as a dedicated team to make CHIREC a great institution with strong core values and a friendly atmosphere. I am very thankful that CHIREC provided us financial security and safety during the pandemic. 

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Hi, I am Shaik Shafiulla and I joined CHIREC in 2007 as the Data Entry Operator. In CHIREC, I have always found support and help for myself and my children. I have a Diploma in Computer Applications and have completed a Higher Grade Typewriting course. I have also been a part of many 3D and 2D Drawing projects. I am currently working inthe Printing Room at CHIREC.

I remember when I joined the school, I used to work in the Audio-Visual Lab with the Pre-Primary students. In all these years, I have closely witnessed those tiny tots grow into career-oriented professionals. Being a part of their journey in school has left an unforgettable impact on me.

In CHIREC, I have learnt a lot of things from in-charges, coordinators, and the rest of the staff. What makes CHIREC different from other schools is its activity-based curriculum. Each student is given the required focus and is helped to polish their skills. Teachers concentrate on fostering the academic and co-curricular needs of students.

I have always been passionate about sports, both indoor and outdoor. I have a special inclination towards athletics, tennis, gymnastics, and swimming. It is a memorable moment for me when I was awarded a Certificate and featured in the leaderboard for covering the highest individual distance of 680 kms in the Cognita Active World Challenge held in CHIREC. In my free time, I like reading books, especially religious books and spending time with my family.

As Printing is usually offline work, the lockdown came with a lot of struggles of its own. However, the coordination with my colleagues made many tasks easy. Despite a lot of problems that the pandemic period brought on us, I feel like it brought me closer to my family and I loved sharing so much time with my children.

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Hi, I am C. H. Rajani, and I joined CHIREC in 2007 as an Accountant. In these 14 years of my association with CHIREC, everyday feels like a new and fresh start as the work never gets monotonous. I am a graduate in commerce and completed my M. Com from Osmania University.

CHIREC is like a family to me, and Ratna Ma’am has been a constant motivation for me to work efficiently. She always supported me and was there to help me whenever I landed in some problem. In all these years, I have also sought inspiration from Ramani ma’am who always was there to support me.

My journey at CHIREC made me polish my skills and knowledge of accounting. I had never worked for a school before CHIREC, and I have always been satisfied with the distinguished facilities it provides to its staff members.

I grew up being passionate about Badminton. I love spending time with my family, especially playing with my children and helping them with their studies.

The past year was challenging for all of us but thanks to the advancements in technology, nothing seemed much of a struggle. Our team made peace with the crisis and we came up with different ideas to deal with systematic working. It has been the collaborative teamwork that made it all easy and maintained a proper flow of working.

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Hi, I am V. Sridhar and I joined CHIREC in May 2020 as a clay modelling instructor. The past 10 months of my relationship with CHIREC have been a wonderful learning experience. I have completed my Graduation in microbiology, zoology, and chemistry. My inclination towards pottery and clay modelling made me further explore the field and choose it as a profession. I remember an incident during a French demo class I was giving at a School. I was teaching basic French grammar to students of Class 3 and 4. I started off with teaching French Vowels with full confidence. Suddenly, a student asked me a question, “Sir, you said the letter "y" is also a vowel in French unlike English, why is it so?” I was dazzled by the student’s curiosity. Questions like what the vowels are have been a constant for me; but for the first time somebody wanted to know ‘why’. I luckily remembered a childhood game of word making and realized many English vowel-less words have ‘Y’ in them. Based on this, I explained why ‘y’ is considered a vowel in French. The students were convinced, and the invigilator selected me as the French teacher.

This incident left a deep impact on me and made me confident about my teaching skills. I believe that every new phase of life is a step towards learning. I have always been passionate about pottery and the happy faces of my students are my prized possessions. My journey at CHIREC helped me polish my clay modelling skills even more. And I am glad that CHIREC provides all the facilities necessary to have a healthy learning engagement with students.

I like studying, meditating, doing micro exercises and most importantly spending time with my family. The past few months have been special to me as I wrote and produced a song with the support of CHIREC.

The transition to online teaching in a subject like clay modelling seemed challenging but everything turned out to be smooth with the help of my team. I am thankful to everyone who has supported me in every way.

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Hi, I am S. Raghuveer and I joined CHIREC in May 2013 as the Librarian of CBSE Senior Library. Since then, with support from my colleagues, the journey has been rewarding and exciting. I am a commerce graduate and have my master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences.

The Cognita Active World Challenge left a huge impact on me. It was a great experience and helped me in adopting an active lifestyle. CHIREC is a unique place to work where people help each other professionally, leading to collective growth. Working together effectively, multi-tasking and coordinating are some skills that CHIREC helped me polish.

When the whole world was suffering with pandemic, we at CHIREC were provided monetary benefits at all levels. I am very grateful to the management for rendering constant support to all the employees. Along with having a wonderful environment to work in, CHIREC provides a deserving amount of salary and many additional perks like free school transport and lunch, medical insurance, leaves and much more.

Though Online Schooling was a different experience than regular classes, I have always been passionate about doing things in a different way. I love to work with students and motivate and encourage them to read and improve their knowledge. Being a follower of Joseph Addison’s words “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”, I like reading books of different genres and authors, especially Self Help and Professional Development books. My favorite author is Sudha Murthy. I also attend many webinars related to Professional Development. I am greatly inclined towards the advances in the field of Library and Information Sciences and work towards implementing these advancements in the present-day scenario.

Though I am not a good speaker, I am a good listener and I have worked closely with CHIREC’s Academic and Admin Teams. I would like to thank the Management for giving me this opportunity. I have always been inspired by the words of Ratna Ma’am, Ramani Ma’am, and Iffat Ma’am.

I am glad to be a part of CHIREC-Cognita Family and extremely happy to share my knowledge and skills with the students.

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Hi, I am Nagulmeera SK and I joined CHIREC in December 2010 as PGT Biotechnology and have been heading the science department since 2018. The past 10 years of my association with CHIREC have been the most joyful and memorable years of my life.

I have completed my M.Tech in Biotechnology from JNTU, Hyderabad and qualified CSIR-UGC JRF-NET and GATE. I have also completed the Cambridge International Diploma for teachers and trainers at CHIREC.

CHIREC has always given me wonderful opportunities to learn and execute new strategies in teaching which helped me grow professionally. Along with teaching, I was delegated the responsibility of Heading CSR activities and mentoring the Interact club in the CBSE section. Both the roles gave me an opportunity to work with diverse people and students very closely.

I firmly believe that teachers are lifelong learners and as generations change, they need to change their strategies to fulfil the needs of the students. CHIREC is a place where teachers get all the training necessary to acquire skills of the 21st century. Learner differentiation, Student-centric teaching and learning, assessment strategies, and use of technology in teaching are few of the many skills that CHIREC bestowed upon me.

The quality that distinguishes CHIREC from other schools is the impeccable comfort and support that is provided to new staff members and students. The work life at CHIREC is professional and exciting. There is never a scope for internal politics and employee discrimination.

The past one year of Online Schooling didn’t prove to be as challenging at CHIREC as the use of technology for education has never been a new thing. However, teaching online was totally a different experience. It tested my adaptability, but with time, things turned out to be smooth and interesting. I take this opportunity to thank each and every one who supported me at CHIREC.

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Hi, I am Gunja Barman, and I joined CHIREC in 2018 as a Behavioural Counselor. Since then, the journey has been very enjoyable as I explored new avenues and learned so much.

I have completed my Master’s in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Calcutta University. I started to study Psychology when I was in Grade IX as I was very intrigued by the subject and wanted to explore more of it.

CHIREC provides world-class facilities for its counselors. Be it books for research or activities and toys for young students. I not only enhanced my skills over these years at CHIREC but have also been practicing punctuality and multi-tasking with creativity. The school also provides the best kind of support for every child to bring out their hidden potential within.

I am quite passionate about my work. But when I am not working, I like to read and re-read the Agatha Christie collection. Holding a book in my hand is always comforting to me!

A challenge always becomes an opportunity when you change the way you perceive things! During the past year, I have seen virtual learning revolutionize the scope of individual counseling. Now students are able to confidentially write to me about sensitive issues through the private chat options on Microsoft Teams. With the use of Padlets, students have also become very active in group counselling sessions, sharing their introspection and reflections on various topics.

The transition to online teaching-learning was successful and is running smoothly with the help of the staff and facilities provided here, and I am thankful and delighted to be associated with CHIREC!

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You may find it strange, but I landed in CHIREC Jubilee Hills while following its school bus because I was so attracted to its name and logo that just wanted to know more about the school.
Hi, I am Mandeep Kaur, and I started my role as a Pre-Primary Incharge at CHIREC in 2009 when the school was celebrating 20 years since inception. The journey has been fascinating ever since, and I feel happy to be a part of its milestones!

I originally come from an architectural background, and being an educator is my later found passion. I entered the field of education as a learner and rediscovered myself layer by layer as I ventured into this field by attending an array of training on various subjects. I moved from shaping buildings to shaping young minds. Receiving an award for the Best Teacher in UP before joining CHIREC further validated my decision.

I recharge myself by cooking, listening to music and spending some quiet time early in the morning on my balcony gazing at nature.

CHIREC has always motivated me to give my best and that has further helped me enhance my management skills. I have also been fortunate to be an active part of the team that set up CHIREC Gachibowli and have fond memories from that time.

I have witnessed a significant growth of CHIREC in the last 12 years, and the transition from offline to online learning has been a transformative experience for me. The way the school stood by the staff and equipped them with resources, training, and emotional support, is highly inspiring.

I am a firm believer in teamwork, and I feel delighted to be a part of a highly receptive and imaginative team that always walks the extra mile to make the impossible possible. Each day here ends with a new beginning and a new challenge, and I wish many more eventful years to CHIREC so that this cycle of growth and passion continues and creates ripples of happiness.

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Hi, I am Gayathri Srinivasan, and I joined CHIREC in May 2016 as a pre-primary teacher and continued the role till April 2019. I was assigned the role of the Primary Coordinator of the Gachibowli branch in May 2019, and it’s been a wonderful journey ever since. I did my graduation in commerce and have diplomas in business management and systems management.

At CHIREC, I have learnt to multitask various aspects of the daily routine and manage time judiciously. Being a team lead, my role entails looking at each person’s need with a logical perspective and come up with solutions best suited to address the situation on hand with a calm demeanor. Empathy and diplomacy play an important role in achieving the same and have further helped me in my personal and professional life.

To be honest, the pandemic left us all grappling. But the concrete inputs and constant guidance from our heads helped us seamlessly transition to the online mode of teaching and ensuring that the students were suitably engaged in all areas. The praise we have received from parents about various activities related to the lessons has been very heartening. This has motivated the teachers to engage the students with more activities and kindle their imagination and learning.

In my free time, I like to explore and read about the handmade crafts of our country. I love to collect handmade crafts of any kind and improvise on them as home décor. To unwind, I also like reading and listening to music.

I will always be a teacher at heart and have been lucky to work with the youngest lot of the school. Their smiles and total acceptance of their teacher as their best friend is the most incredible feeling. My role as a primary coordinator has made me a stronger person. My seniors are an amazing set of people who have stood by me, come what may, and made the transition to this role a smoother one.

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Hi, I am Mani Sharma, and I rejoined CHIREC in 2016 as the Incharge of Grades 6 to 8 after working here for four years in the past, from 2002 to 2006. I am currently the Headmistress of Grades 8 to 10 and love every bit of my work. I am happy and proud to share my workspace and grow with many talented people I have met here. I completed my Bachelor of Education and pursued my Masters in Geography.

CHIREC has always been very considerate towards its students and teachers. Last year, we celebrated Global Be Well Day to practice and promote wellness in our everyday classroom activities. We all came together to discuss, brainstorm, and formulate various methods to inculcate well-being activities, and to be honest, it left a huge impact on me. I was able to witness how the tiniest activities conducted in the classroom can prove exceedingly beneficial not just to the students and parents but also to the teachers.

At the beginning of every academic year, CHIREC ensures to provide world-class professional development sessions to its teachers. It also believes in the Holistic Development of its students and ensures that academics, sports, MUNs, and other co-curricular activities are given equal importance. I have been able to polish my skills and develop many new ones during these years at CHIREC, and it has helped me think out of the box.

The shift from physical to virtual platform seemed quite challenging as none of us had any prior experience of online teaching. But with proper help and guidance from our heads, we were able to overcome our hurdles and make this year a much rewarding one.

I have always been extremely passionate about teaching. Whenever we explore a new concept in the classroom, the curiosity of my students to learn more fascinates me to keep this passion alive and keep imparting more knowledge to them. If I am not teaching, you will either find me reading a book or listening to some good music.

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Hi, I am Richa Goenka, and I re-joined CHIREC in 2016 as a pre-primary teacher after my first stint in 2003. I did my graduation in Educational Psychology followed by Montessori Training. It has been a delightful journey so far, and each day comes with a new learning experience, new challenges, and solutions.

At CHIREC, I have honed and molded various skills such as time management, multitasking, being a team leader whenever the situation demanded and coming up with strategies in short spans of time to deal with urgent situations. These have helped me tremendously in achieving my personal as well as professional goals.

CHIREC’s policies allow and encourage students to be what they want to be and how they want to be. They gain a sense of self, explore, and build confidence through several opportunities provided to them as per their interests. I have seen students feeling proud to associate themselves as CHIRECians, and that feels extremely good.

I am very passionate about teaching. The kind of unconditional love you receive from these young ones is incredible and keeps me motivated. Every morning, I wait to see their smiling faces which drive me to work with greater zeal and passion.

In my free time, I love to walk, travel, and most importantly, spend quality time with my family.

When we started transitioning from offline to online learning, we had a very vague idea about the entire process. Gradually, we sped up, and now, at the end of this academic year, everything is under control and going smoothly. From the management to my colleagues, the people here have always been approachable, motivating, and empowering. I am proud to say that I have met some wonderful people at CHIREC and have made lifelong friends.

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Hi, I am Meenakshi Jain, and I joined CHIREC in Feb 2015 as the Headmistress for CBSE primary section. The journey has been remarkable with wonderful interactions and learnings from my team, colleagues, and seniors. I have completed my education in Mumbai. After graduating in Microbiology, I opted for Environmental Technology. I have also pursued courses such as B.Ed., CITTL, am a level 1 CAS coordinator.

As a Senior Headmistress at this school, I have fine-tuned my existing skills of planning, multi-tasking, and teamwork to such an extent that it has now become second nature to me and my working day. I have learnt what an important role SOPs play. I have also learnt to keep a plan B ready always for exigencies. I like to ensure that we as facilitators can connect with every child in our class and bring a smile and sparkle in their eyes as they delve into and probe concepts, some of which they are aware of and many others that are unraveling for them.

CHIREC has carved a niche for itself in many ways. It provides such a welcoming and stress-free environment to its community of students, parents, teachers, and management. The facilities at CHIREC are all keeping in mind what the students of a particular age group need and require. The school is truly unique in its setup, and every child feels comfortable to explore and confident to let their imagination take flight.

Each challenge that comes our way is a catalyst to dig deeper into our recesses of ideas. The transition from offline to online teaching has been full of apprehensions, skepticism, and quandary. More so because we were going into unchartered waters. Here I stand after ten months into the online mode applauding the incredible team as we all held each other’s hands and swam together.

In the time I get to myself, I like to read. The genre I like is thriller/suspense fiction. I also dabble a bit into painting and music. I keep a lookout for healthy baking options as I am fond of baking.

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Hi, I am N. Kalpana, and I joined CHIREC in 2005 as the Incharge of Housekeeping, Repairs & Maintenance. It has been a remarkable journey with CHIREC ever since! Coming from a hotel management background with expertise in supervising, joining CHIREC in a different role was quite overwhelming. However, in the first week itself, I realized and felt fortunate to work with such qualified professionals, seniors, and teachers who are committed and dedicated to their students and work. I wholeheartedly enjoy my work here that includes coordinating with teachers and management to organize school events and feel so honoured to have played a role in managing events as significant as celebrating 30 years of CHIREC! In these 15 years of experience at CHIREC, I have earned proficiency beyond my role that has helped me prove myself and achieve greater heights. This school has provided me a platform to enhance my knowledge and skills and has helped me explore other fields ahead of my expertise and master them all. Today, I proudly say that I have gained more confidence and imbibed values that have made me more responsible in whatever I do. I thoroughly relish working at CHIREC and am happy to be a part of this incredible community. When I am not working at school, I dedicate my time to cooking, trying out new dishes and watching TV. To continue my love for gardening, I have allocated space in my kitchen. I enjoy maintaining it and see it thriving!

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What if technology enabled your voice to take over the functions of the Ctrl-F key? CHIREC Alumnus, Vishnu Ramesh, CEO and Co-founder of Subtl.AI – a startup seeded at IIIT Hyderabad, believes technology can do wonders. Tapping into the benefits of tech, he has left no stone unturned to allow humans to speak with technology by facilitating voice search and replacing the Ctrl-F function. How does tech seamlessly merge with documents and complete a cognitive search?  When you look for a particular item in a document, the results fetched could be many when searched with Ctrl-F. Fast forward to the Subtl Bot, document searches are done using a cognitive function that delivers results to your query as an expert would. The Subtl AI tech will soon find its way embedded in NCERT books too.
In the words of the man playing with words, Vishnu Ramesh says “Humans have to look around. Once you do so, your mind resonates with all that’s existing around you. You may encounter problems, solutions, which not many thought of. Your idea might just be the master solution to a problem. Figure out what it takes to grab that one chance and take the risk. As, in the end, everything starts with an idea.”
Vishnu Ramesh also leaves our students with food for thought when he says, “Life is no straight line. There is fun when you come out of a maze with twists and turns different from where you started. At such times, teamwork matters. A question to which you did not have the answer can be answered by someone else helping you reach a solution or destination.”
If you are an alumnus of CHIREC and would like to share your story with us, please email alumnisupport@chirec.ac.in.

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I am Sony Sharma, the IB Diploma Coordinator at CHIREC. I have been associated with CHIREC for more than 2 years. My shift in career choice from college to school raised many eyebrows and brought in apprehensions which was natural. Today, I am proud of that decision which was a game changer. I have evolved as a person, and all this, I owe to the school environment I have been in for years.
From the time I joined CHIREC, my growth curve has been on the rise. Being associated with the IB Middle Years Programme for six years as a facilitator and coordinator, I had the desire to grow and CHIREC provided me with the platform to make the next big leap. With the support that was offered to me, the journey from Associate Diploma Programme Coordinator to Diploma Programme Coordinator became an enriching one. Being open to learning, there was plenty that I could imbibe from the leaders, colleagues, students and support staff and the camaraderie that my colleagues shared with me brought unfathomable comfort in the learning process.
An organization that creates a conducive environment for the growth of its employees makes a mark and stands out amongst its competitors. No wonder, CHIREC has been ranked as the best school in Hyderabad and one of the best in the country. The school provides employees with ample opportunities to grow and if one is looking for growth and is ready to accept challenges, CHIREC is the place!
CHIREC has not only pushed me out of my comfort zone but has also helped me become a more disciplined person, created pathways for growth, and helped me realise my potential. When the school authorities entrusted me with the role of Advanced Placement Examination Coordinator, I was a little skeptical about it. I was given enough space to slip into that role with ease. Successfully handling that for two years brought with it a novel unparalleled experience that has benefitted me in multiple ways.
I am a fitness enthusiast and have managed to do some form of exercise all my life. This pandemic has saved me my travel time that I can utilize for Zumba, playing the piano, and writing short poems. Here is one quatrain:
For the fluttering birds who wish to fly,
CHIREC propels you higher up in the sky.
For those who never fail to give it a try,
Lies here umpteen opportunities, I testify.

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Hi, I am Seesti Moharana, and I joined CHIREC in 2014 as a Business Development Manager. Time flew so quickly, and my experience at CHIREC taught me many things that I am proud to boast about! Currently, I am working as Manager – Admin & Communications and love every bit of it. These six years at CHIREC have been the most productive years of my life and speak volumes about the skills and experience that I have inculcated here. One of the most challenging and best parts of working here is that you are always allowed to explore the roles in different departments. This has helped me in my all-around development, not just professionally but also in my personal life.?? I have completed my M.Sc., PGDIPM, DCS, SIMAP, MDMM & Certificate Course in Corel Draw, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Indesign & Flash. Being a family-oriented person, when not at work, I dedicate my time to my family! Watching movies or cooking meals together gives me sheer happiness. I believe a happy family helps a person grow in life and I am blessed to have one.?? CHIREC promotes a healthy working environment, supporting you in all your endeavors. From an employee`s perspective, it makes us feel valued by constantly appreciating our work and efforts by providing enormous facilities. CHIREC also left no stone unturned to support its employees even in the COVID situation. From giving salaries before time to helping us cope with the pandemic, it made us feel safe and secure.? It wouldn`t be an exaggeration to say that the People at CHIREC are my second family. The first person who helped me gain a brilliant perspective towards life and working culture is Ratna Ma`am. She always believed in me, supported my actions, and encouraged me to strengthen my dreams and passion. I can proudly say that I have been surrounded by incredible people at CHIREC who would do anything in their capability to provide support and a healthy working environment. I would especially like to thank Ramani Ma`am, Manaswita Ma`am, Iffat Ma`am, Susan Ma`am, and Ms. Deepa for being such admirable personalities and for making my years count at work!

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Hi, I am Preeti Gaur, and I have been with CHIREC as a Faculty for Business Studies, Business Administration, and Entrepreneurship for Classes 11 and 12 since March 2012. Initially, it was quite tough to balance the personal and professional life, being a mother of an infant in a nuclear family set up. However, with time, I was able to manage well with the help from family and handholding by colleagues at CHIREC. I completed my Ph. D. and M. Phil. in Management, and MBA with Finance as specialization and had been teaching at a college in Noida before shifting to Hyderabad. From a teacher in 2012 who was`t even sure about the format of a lesson plan to creating and executing academic content for different subjects now, it has been a wonderful experience with CHIREC! I have learned a lot from my students, passionate peers, and seniors. There are two things that I admire about CHIREC: the opportunities it creates for students as well as for employees` growth and development and helps in instilling the leadership trait of not compromising with excellence. 2020 had been an exceptional year of innovation for the education industry, and I have no words to define the success that was witnessed by the school in shifting to a digital platform! Timely and right training by CHIREC on various platforms such as MS Teams, Peardeck, Digital Whiteboard, to name a few, helped us a lot in a smooth transition from physical to virtual classroom. Every academic year the school sees innovations and investments in the teaching-learning process and infrastructure. Learning never ends here, and working with people from a variety of cultures, experiences, and knowledge makes learning enjoyable for me at CHIREC.

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Hi, I am Mohseena Hussain and I joined CHIREC in the year 2018. Though I am quite new to this institution, it will not be an exaggeration to say that I feel very much at home, surrounded by young and brilliant minds. I am a double post graduate with an M.A. in English and M.Phil in Economics. I have been in the teaching field for close to two decades, but I feel every day brings in a new learning experience. I am very passionate about my work as it always pushes my adrenaline levels up. I have found CHIREC very welcoming from the time I joined the school. I also found a lot of camaraderie among my colleagues and a very positive work culture. Interactions and collaborative meetings always open new avenues of knowledge and information, keeping me abreast of things that are vital in the process of teaching and learning. It is majorly the people who make a difference to the workplace and I am so proud to have colleagues who are very supportive and encouraging, especially my DPC Ms. Shirisha Kondury. I am at ease when working and never get flustered by timelines. I guess my work as a teacher and as a Coordinator over the years has helped me a lot in understanding group dynamics and my travels across the world have also contributed to my personal growth in being tolerant and open to others’ perspectives.

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I’m Vinoda Vadhitya and I’m one of the cricket coaches at CHIREC with a special focus on bowling and improving fitness levels. Cricket has been a passion of mine from a very early age and I started playing when I was seven years old. It was my Physical Education teacher Mr. Srinivas Reddy who identified my cricketing skills and motivated me to get the training necessary in school to develop my skills. I’m an all-rounder and my first big break was at 13 when I was selected to be a part of the Andhra Pradesh team to play for the 52nd National School Games. I have led Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state in both T20s and One Day Internationals, whilst being one of the youngest players in the team. My greatest achievement till date was leading the under-19 Indian Cricket Team to victory in the World Cup. I’m extremely grateful to all my colleagues and the management at CHIREC for support and constant motivation. They have applauded and celebrated all my achievements. They have also been extremely accommodative of my rather demanding schedule as a player. My happiest moment at the school was when Ms. Ratna Reddy noticed me and appreciated me. Another very happy memory is from the time the students won the Col. CK Naidu tournament

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I, Vaidehi Gupta, have been a part of the CHIREC community since 2010 and am extremely grateful for my journey here. From an immature and loud kid in the third grade to a mature but still loud girl in twelfth grade, many prominent qualities in my personality have been nurtured by CHIREC. Over the last two years itself, I have served as Deputy Head Girl, published my own novel, developed a product, and initiated an-all Hyderabad community service project. I am currently heading the literary committee. Recently, I even got a chance to meet Ruskin Bond through school! All these opportunities have fostered good communication, collaboration, and risk-taking qualities in me, overall making me the confident student I am today. The credit goes to the extremely supportive faculty here who will always have a special place in my heart, no matter where life takes me!”

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I’m Venkat Solankar and I’m a senior HR executive at CHIREC. CHIREC has helped me develop my skills in payroll management, compliance, people management and in general has made me an approachable person. The administrative teams are very encouraging and the HR team Ms. Madhuri , Ms.Santoshi Medisetty and Ms.Shilpa Vemuri, have been a constant source of support and motivation. I take great pride in being a part of the CHIREC fraternity because hard work is duly recognized and appreciated here. I love organising events and setting up various welfare programmes for the staff. When I’m not working, I like to unwind with a book or play cricket with friends. I seek inspiration from the lines - "No matter how great you are, there is always someone greater than you, so be calm and humble”.

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I, Yoshitha Muthyala have joined CHIREC 6 years ago in stage 7, since then school experience has been wholesome. The school has played a vital role in shaping up my career and has helped me evolve into who I am today. CHIREC has always provided balance for students between academics and co-curricular activities. We are given ample opportunities to explore our talent and learn new things. I’m currently the Head of Community service of the International section of CHIREC. Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity of creating a lasting positive impact on society. Community service also enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge. It enhances the overall life satisfaction and allows students to develop social awareness and responsibility. Personally, through community service, I learned valuable lessons that are not taught elsewhere. Every time it’s a new experience, a new challenge. But mostly we get a chance to make a difference in the world. My passion for community service has led me to adopt a village and a street school to make significant developments in both. I’m an enthusiast when it comes to searching for new ideas and implementing them. Before that, I try to understand the root cause of the problem and then start looking for solutions. One of the problems that are I observed is the lack of extra-curricular activities taught to the government school children. As the community service head, I always thought there was this void that had to be filled. Something that they thought was unachievable simply due to lack of resources. We have the power and resources to fill this void. After a lot of planning and research, we had successfully made a curriculum for extra-curricular activities. We aim to inculcate Art, music, sports and life skills into the students of the government school. CHIREC has always encouraged us to take up such initiatives. I thank all my teachers who supported me to take part in such activities. Furthermore, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Mr. Venkat Raman K for always guiding me, motivating me and most importantly inspiring me.

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I am Parth Agarwal and I joined CHIREC when in the 5th grade, completing 7 years in this school. CHIREC has helped me become what I am today and I would have it no other way. From being a Prefect and the director of the Interact Club to becoming the President of the Interact Club and finally becoming the Head Boy, I have definitely come a long way. The opportunities that came my way helped me understand myself better, helped me express my talents. From being a young confused 5th grader, I have grown into a confident, knowledgeable and determined 12th grader. I learnt to break out from my shell and see the world as my canvas; I learnt the leadership qualities that are helping me in any corner of my life. The school gave me the opportunities to bring my ideas to the table and help organize various events that I grew up participating in. The school has been an integral and inseparable part of me since day one. I can never forget all the memories that I have made and the things that I have accomplished because of CHIREC.

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I, Siddharth Tripurani, have been a proud student of CHIREC International School for 7 years and I believe I have grown a lot as a person. Currently serving as the Head Boy of the International Section, I was able to partake in basketball competitions, debate meets, and play music in the morning assembly, thanks to CHIREC for providing me the opportunities. I’m extremely passionate about graphic designing and have made the designs for numerous school events. I plan to do justice to my position with my last year in this school and look forward to keeping the student community happy.

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I am K. Venkat Raman, Vice Principal of the International Section, CHIREC. It’s been a journey of 19 years for me with CHIREC and it’s like my second home. I was promoted to Programme Coordinator, Coordinator for classes IX TO XII, Head Master and now I am the Vice Principal of the International section. Teaching is my passion and I have been enjoying every bit of it for all these years.
I have been associated with all the students of CHIREC ever since the first batch of CHIREC passed out in 2001. I have learned a lot from each one of them. I enjoyed every bit of classroom interactions, playing Volleyball with them, Inter House Competitions, Excursions, etc. Every moment is special in one way or the other. No child is bad or an underperformer. It all depends on how best we mould them. I feel rewarded when the students extend their gratitude by sending messages that I could make a difference in their lives. It makes me feel very proud and honoured to hear that every single child, who passed out from CHIREC, is doing well.
There are so many people, who have influenced me and supported me. Some of them include Ms. Ratna Reddy, Ms. Manaswitha, Ms. Ramani, Ms. Ragini Suri, Ms. Tara, Mr. Masud Ali, Ms. Rajalaxmi, Ms. Iffat Ibrahim, & Mr. Sharma. One person who stands out is Ms. Ratna Reddy, who believed in me that I can reach this far. There is a saying “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can reach excellence”. Ms. Ratna not only practices this but influences us for which the results are here to prove. I am lucky to have a family, who stands by me and supports me without whom managing this far would not have been possible. My brothers, sisters, my school, childhood friends and college-mates have been of great help and support all through these years.

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I remember my first day at CHIREC: The induction period, the tradition of total staff gathering, the Directors Address, and the introduction of the new staff members. The mic is passed around and arrives in my hands. My voice suddenly boomed, “Hellow! Everybody, I’m Susan Bird. I’m no sparrow. I’m an Albatross.”

Heads turned, eyes rolled, ears flapped. Truly, I’m not small made, and my new colleagues could see that. It’s been six years now, and my journey here at CHIREC has been swift, remarkable and fulfilling. From Classroom Teacher, to Middle School Incharge, to Secondary School Head Mistress, the school built me. It put me in a box, and I outgrew it, so every year, I was put in a new box with a new label, and now I’m in a box that fits all sizes!

Understanding CHIREC and all its stakeholders took time; not surprisingly, while I was coming to understand others, they were coming to understand me as well, so very soon I came to feel that I had become CHIREC. It’s philosophy, it’s practices, it’s quality consciousness, it’s compassion, it’s progress, it’s climb, all became my work nature.

At this point in time, when I look back on my 20 year teaching career, I feel boastful about my stint here. It has been so enriching. Professionally, I am tempered to fit the 21st century teaching community; emotionally, I am balanced; economically, I have sufficiency; temperamentally, I am funny and straight forward. To my colleagues, I seek to be a strong pillar; to the support staff, I m a friend; and to the students, I’m humorous, blunt and direct, and always try to remain the reasonable one. We share space with the present generation. They look up to us and we look up to them and we’re running the race together in the scenario of changing needs and demands. No losers, no winners, all survivors, who are better humans and more enterprising. At CHIREC when change is seen in the horizon, we pick up our baggage and embrace it.

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My name is V.K.L.T Katyayini , I teach Fashion Studies. I joined CHIREC in 2004, I graduated from Masters in Apparel and Textiles. I enjoy reading books, listening to music, doing embroidery and designing dresses. Before joining CHIREC, for 12 years I worked in Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University as faculty in Indian Council of Agricultural Research – All India Cooperated Research Project. I organise fashion shows for the students of Fashion Studies to showcase their designs. Also, I coordinate for workshops and internships CHIREC students of Fashion Studies have been placed in world ’s top universities such as London college of Fashion, Parsons College of Design, New York and National Institute of Fashion Technology.
My best moments at CHIREC are when I was recognized for my contributions. I am proud of my contributions toward placing CHIREC as a top CBSE school for Fashion Studies students achieved 100 percentage pass rate in Grade XII AISSCE Examination consecutively from 2012 to 2016. All my class X graders, batch of 2012, attended the Alumni meet and surprised me by recalling their memories. Proud moments for me are when my students keep in touch with me and inform about their achievements and take my suggestions for their projects and start-ups.
CHIREC is a place for continuous learning, both for students and teachers. It seems as if only yesterday I started my journey at CHIREC but it is already 13 years. I feel proud to be a part of CHIREC community which supports and provides opportunities to teachers to grow professionally as well as an individual. Also CHIREC’s contributions towards community service and responsibility towards eco-friendliness is appreciable.

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I am Leena Rao, Headmistress Cambridge Primary. I have been in CHIREC since June 2003. The 13-year journey at CHIREC has been an enriching experience! I started as the class teacher for Grade 1 in CBSE curriculum, taught the first batch of Stage 1 for Cambridge curriculum, moved to teaching Stage 4, worked as Primary Wing Coordinator and taught Science to Stage 6. Eventually in the year 2014, I took up the role of Cambridge Primary Headmistress and am thoroughly enjoying it. A teacher affects eternity; he/she can never say when the influence stops, this quote by Henry Adams has had a long lasting effect on me. I realized that the profession of teaching is where you are able to give the greatest gifts to children – the roots of responsibility and wings of independence. The most rewarding aspect of my job is that I am able to contribute towards grooming the students in the age groups of 5-10 to become confident, inquisitive, caring and responsible kids.

The factor that sets CHIREC apart from other schools is that it provides the right learning environment both for students and the teachers. The work environment is very encouraging. I feel that for teachers who are committed to their profession, CHIREC is the right place. One of the best compliments that I have received is once when after a presentation to parents, a few of them told me that their kids consider me as their role model and look for my appreciation which motivates them. An incident that I will never forget is when I used to teach Stage 4 The entire class presented me a scrap book that had each student writing a page about me and it was so gratifying to note that I was able to have a positive influence on each of them. The book is something which I will always cherish. I like spending quality time with people whom I care for, watching funny movies, listening to music, traveling and with friends catching up.

I have completed my education in Hyderabad and have visited many places in India, owing to my husband being an army officer. My journeys abroad have been an enriching experience, I traveled to Boston for the first teacher exchange Program between CHIREC and Thayer Academy, in 2009; to Cambridge Conference at Singapore in 2013 and to Cambridge in 2016 for a training program for Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives Pilot Program. My children are my source of happiness and my family is my pillar of strength!

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Hi, I am Snehalatha and I have been a part of CHIREC for 5 years now. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Education and have completed my M.Sc in Geology. I was appointed as an Internal-Auditor for Academics in 2013, a first of its kind role made to ensure quality in education. CHIREC believes that students and staff are like two eyes of the organization and has given me an opportunity to be a life-long learner. I was registered to the Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning through school and faired with Distinction. I was able to extend this learning into an award-winning opportunity for the International School Award, which also led to a successful student exchange program between Mauritius and India. I can confidently say that CHIREC gives you an opportunity to engage, explore, and achieve laurels for yourself and the school collectively. It had been a fruitful journey of five glorious years at CHIREC and I am grateful to this institution for providing me with opportunities to exhibit my knowledge and grow as an educator, facilitator, and guide for my students. #PeopleofCHIREC

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I love the following quote which states So often you find that the students you are trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you.
Hi! I am Mrs. Swapna Kannedi, working as a Middle wing coordinator in CHIREC International. The long journey at CHIREC has given me a mountain of experiences, invaluable growth in terms of a person and a teacher and above all, a deep satisfaction that I would cherish all my life.
I started off as a primary teacher in CBSE, learnt a lot of skills and enjoyed the experience of building young minds who shower unconditional love on you and exhibit unexplainable trust. When we started the first batch of CIE, it was a challenge but in a year’s time we could crack the primary checkpoint and it was a feeling of achievement for the students and the staff and also of an approval that we were on the right track.

Two years down the line I was moved to the middle wing as a coordinator. If primary students teach you to be patient and loving, the middle school students teach you to accept questions of all kinds, to respect in order to be respected and be open minded. As they say teaching middle school is an adventure, not a job. Yes, the adventure is still continuing.

I had been teaching science to these students and the rapport I build with my students is something I love and probably will build on this skill, to know and understand them better. I am presently teaching biology for stage 9.

The best part of being a teacher is when the students who have left school tell you how happy they were in your class and the role you had played in building their skills in life. I live with my very supportive.

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Hi, I am Kavita Mehta, Incharge of Gachibowli Campus. I have completed a year at CHIREC and truth be told, it has been a roller coaster ride for me. When I had joined this school, I was made the Incharge of the Admin department. After three months, the Director of CHIREC, Ms. Ratna Reddy, showed her confidence in me and made me the overall Incharge of Gachibowli campus. After successfully receiving my bachelor’s degree from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi, I further studied Bachelor’s in Applied Arts from Delhi College of Art, New Delhi. I then pursued Nursery Teachers Training from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, followed by a diploma course in Early Childhood Education from Hibernia College, UK. I also completed a Certified Hospitality Educator course from American Hotels & Lodging Educational Institute, USA. After working as a teacher with reputed organizations including Kids Central Cambridge International School and Indus Early Learning Center in Chennai, I joined SRM – Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University as a Training Consultant and a Senior Lecturer and was also an External Examiner. With brilliant facilities such as interactive boards for students, well set-up libraries, a transport system in place and delicious lunch, CHIREC International School remains on top for me. It has a systematic platform in place which monitors everything very closely. I have always embraced challenges as it not only makes me more confident but also prepares me for any hurdles in life. People at CHIREC have made my journey quite smooth with their constant motivation and encouragement. I would especially like to mention Ms. Ratna Reddy, Ms. Iffat Ibrahim and Ms. Ramani Ysv who guided me at every step and with their support, I could sail through here. Last year during summer vacation, I conducted the Personality Development Program for teachers of Gachibowli Campus. I am still learning and inculcating new skills every day at school. At CHIREC, instead of doubting your caliber, they appreciate your efforts and give you the responsibility to channelize your skills. Since I was closely connected to the hospitality industry, I always enjoyed a systematic way of working. So, when I came here for the interview, I was very fascinated with its well planned and structured environment. I don’t consider this as my workplace, it’s my second home and I sincerely look forward to doing my best for the growth of CHIREC

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I am Anita K.V. and I joined CHIREC in 1992. It has been a long and pleasurable journey for the past 24 years as a pre-primary teacher. I have taught Nursery, PPI and PPII classes and taken part in summer camps too. I am delighted to teach students their first English letters and introduce them to counting numbers. In the beginning, I was only a bird in the nest and CHIREC has taught me to fly beyond my horizons. With the changes in educational trends, I too have grown and adapted well, with great spirit, to the new ways of teaching and learning. To my students through the years, I love them all, with their bubbling smiles. Their smiles have taken me great distances and I continue to feel inspired and young at heart. Many students still remember me as their first teacher which gives me a rewarding and unforgettable experience. I am very happy that my kids from all these years are doing well in their studies.

When I recall some of my tiny tots, I remember Nabeelah who used to always hold my pallu. She was a student in my first batch and now she is a doctor. I still remember Karthikeya who used to say, If you don t come to school, I don t come to school. He is pursuing Engineering course now. Samarthwadva used to be my speaker in topic presentations. Sruthi Srnivasan who hid my things, and Kriti Srinivasan who only wanted me to look at her while narrating stories or else she would cry! I also remember Shresht and Deepali and their sweet voices, giggling Laila and Angad who used to say I am a Superman. My most favorite students Teju, Deekshita, Dharmin, Ravi, Laya,Trinadh and Rajeev were so fond of me. I also remember Arjun who always wanted me to sit beside him, and Gautham (who is also left handed) used to say “you and me are same” and Prachi Nagpal who cheered the class. I have mentioned only a few, there are many more kids whose lovely actions and words are still engrossed in my mind.

CHIREC has been an experience of a lifetime and whenever I see my cheerful students each morning I’m still mesmerised!

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I Sujatha. K joined CHIREC in the year 1991. I was a fresh trainee of Preschool. Ratna Ma am gave me an opportunity to teach PPII class. I was a bit nervous in the beginning to teach little children. With Madam s support and encouragement, I was able to handle the class confidently. CHIREC gave me the platform to be a confident, strong and to face the world no matter whatever comes your way. CHIREC has made me a strong lady. It is unbelievable that I have been in association with the school for 25 yrs. It gives me immense pleasure when children come to me and say Ma am, You was our PP teacher please come to us in the higher classes too, we love you Ma am! I still remember one student Harshvardhan whom I taught him PPII came back after 10 years and tells me that I still remember you Ma am how much care and love who showered on us. Sarvesh another student visits the school makes it a point to meet me. It really gives me happiness and pleasure when the students come back and say Ma am we always remember you as our first teacher.

I always loved teaching the little children and listening to their innocent talks. It gives me immense pleasure and happiness when people say You have been in school for 25yrs.

My association with CHIREC has been for 25 years and would like to serve still beyond. Teaching is my passion specially Pre-Primary classes. It gives me immense pleasure, joy and happiness working at CHIREC.

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My name is Shirisha Kondury and I joined CHIREC International School as a Mathematics teacher and assistant IBDP coordinator. I am an engineer by qualification with a Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Cincinnati but by profession and by passion I have always been a teacher. High school teaching has particularly interested me because teaching at this stage becomes more of discussion, investigation and research where I am both a teacher and a learner. I am always in the company of bright, enthusiastic and energetic minds who inspire me to challenge myself and learn more everyday.
At CHIREC, students show great responsibility in their learning, they do not assume that the teacher needs to tell them everything and needs to give them an answer for every question they have. They rather feel they should partner with the teacher in their quest for knowledge. When I teach in class, I feel encouraged to teach more because my students show the curiosity to learn more. My colleagues are very warm and welcoming, who believe in supporting each other and in collaborating effectively.
I look forward to spending more meaningful years at CHIREC and add value to their existing system with new ideas, improved program delivery and make it a place where teachers love to teach and students love to learn.
I am also a parent of the Cambridge school where my son studies in middle school. I am as happy with the school as a parent as I am as a teacher. My son says he likes the school because students are very open minded and accepting and teachers are supportive. I feel like I cannot ask for more.

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I am Manju Sharma, Head of the Hindi Department at CHIREC. I still remember the day I was at my radio recording when I was introduced to CHIREC. I applied and soon enough I was part of the CHIREC team and from that day on to today, I am grateful to CHIREC for providing me with opportunities to exhibit my knowledge and grow as an educator, facilitator and guide for my students.

I thoroughly enjoy every responsibility given to me by the school including my classes, class observation, magazine work, conducting workshops for teachers, organizing a special assembly, and checking lesson plans.

Working as teacher is as demanding as it is stimulating. Balancing between my role as a teacher and HOD is tough but a satisfying challenge to have overcome. I graduated from Jaipur University. My favorite hobby is reading and I enjoy reading Hindi literature and books like Shrinkhla Ki Kadiya and Chitraleka. I haven’t traveled much apart from Banaras, Rajasthan, Chennai, Mumbai and now in Telengana. My Guru, Prof Rishabh Dro Sharma is my role model as he inspired and motivated me a lot. I started teaching right from my college days and my journey has brought me to CHIREC. My fondest memory is when I received my Ph.D degree. I beam with pride when I see the textbooks I’ve authored are used in schools. The grammar textbook currently used at CHIREC is my hard work too. These may be little milestones, but the joy of teaching just pushes me forward to achieve greater milestones in life. Teaching at CHIREC is both rewarding and motivating. The fun which I have with my students in the classes is immeasurable. I would like to think that the love we have is mutual as the the kids have awarded me titles like: ‘Dedicated Teacher’ and ‘Pretty Lady’.

People always ask me, why learn Hindi in a time where other languages are fast catching up in the nation. I have always believed that learning Hindi is as helpful as learning any other language in the world. There are so many untapped resources of employment out there that are waiting to be utilized by educated young individuals who are familiar with Hindi, be it in India or abroad. The richness of the Hindi vocabulary cannot be matched by most foreign languages. And in these modern days, the world is interested to learn the culture of India and the Hindi language.

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I am Rani Somayaji, this is the beginning of my 13thyear of working at CHIREC INTERNATIONAL. I joined the CHIREC family in 2006. Chirec proved to be the beginning of a new chapter of my life- as a teacher. I enjoy working with the staff as well as those in the administration because everyone is willing to work together for the best interests of the students. I also enjoy supporting students at Sporting events, Cultural events, Model United Nations and in various other competitions. There is nothing better than seeing the excitement in the students’ eyes when they win awards for different competitions and events. I plan on spending more years teaching and supporting the students at CHIREC and watching the students grow into successful individuals. We are a team here at CHIREC INTERNATIONAL. I cannot be successful without the support of my teammates. We face many challenges daily, and we do it as a team. My job is different every day, but each day I know I am serving my students and supporting my teammates. I make a difference each day, and I like the way that feels! One of the things that continues to impress me is that the students at CHIREC are courteous, respectful and fun-loving. They not only are looking for a positive educational experience, but an overall living experience. This atmosphere challenges me to put forth my best efforts in order to help provide a well rounded learning experience for "our kids". When people ask me where I work, I state with pride and joy, "I work for CHIREC INTERNATIONAL.”

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I am Muralidhar Narra, Finance Manager. I have been at CHIREC for sixteen years, and it has been a great experience. The journey has been so productive and engaging that it is hard to believe that it has been that long.

Before my time with CHIREC, my learning years comprised of Pre-Graduation studies at Vijayawada and Post-Graduation at Kurnool. This was followed by CA Articleship at Madras. I also completed a degree in MBA Finance.

Prior to joining CHIREC I worked in various places at different levels in areas of Accounting and Finance. As I was interested in the field of Education, I explored areas where I would make my contribution in the field and so I travelled to various places like Singapore and learnt more about commercial activities in the field of Education.

When I joined as a Accounts Manager, we worked manually on all accounting transactions. Eventually we implemented technology in the accounting system and streamlined all statutory payments. And today with the support of our team all our transactions and systems are maintained in house without any need for out-sourcing. This wouldn t have possible without motivation and guidance from the Director, Mrs. Ratna Reddy.

Todays as the Head of the Accounts and Finance Department I am responsible for the department’s smooth functioning of and in charge of major tasks like finalization and income tax assessments. Tax related issues happen to be an area that I have inclination for.
It is stimulating and challenging to deal with financial aspects and my strategy is to cope with daily practice of meditation.
As much as I come across as a serious and work oriented person, I have a taste for humor and being jovial. Being able to laugh and seeing laughter on other’s faces is also a great boost. That also makes my work environment a home away from home.

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I am Komma Ramesh Babu, a student of IBDP year 2. I have been in CHIREC since 2008 and I have always been a curious and enthusiastic learner, moreover, a keen observer of my immediate surroundings. I like to refer to myself as a young environmentalist, advocating for quick climate change. This is an area I take a profound interest in, and over the years, with research and active involvement, I have gained extensive knowledge in the field. I am the Founder and Head of the E3 club and have been involved in various projects like “Composting bin” and “Planting drives” at school. CHIREC has played a key role in fostering and developing my interest. All my teachers have been supportive of my various endeavors, and I am proud to share that recently we have planted a total of 1100 saplings on World Environmental Day which was recognized by the UNEP. Our school, as a collective body, is moving towards environmental sustainability and I am grateful for the much-needed change that has been brought about. Today, nearly every junior I meet attaches environment to my name, and it is thrilling to be putting in even minimal effort in the time of such a global crisis. I sincerely hope to continue pursuing my passion during my further studies and be an environmental scientist one day.

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My name is Manorama Anne, and I have been working as a Math teacher at CHIREC since 2005. I did my Masters in Mathematics from Ravi Shankar University, Bhilai, Chattisgarh and completed B.Ed. from Jabulpur, Rani Durgavathi University. Ever since I joined CHIREC, it has been an amazing journey. I have been a part of various activities like CHIREC@25, Sports day, CHIREC fests, Children’s Day celebrations, academic fairs, class competitions, and house competitions. I learned a lot of skills and enjoyed the experience of building young minds who shower their unconditional love and respect. In three glorious decades of CHIREC, I proudly say that I have transformed myself into a better being than I was 13 years ago.CHIREC has developed a sense of community and classroom belonging in my teaching pedagogy. The culture of transparency, respect, and continuous professional development hold CHIREC higher than the rest. I can never forget the guidance and support given by Mr. Venkatraman and Ms. Rajalaxmi, the then Principal- in 2006, in setting up Math Laboratory first in CHIREC. Each person whom I have worked with has also contributed to enhancing my personality. Ms. Iffat Ibrahim - the Principal has always left me astounded through her perfection of work: be it planning and executing of a lesson plan or formatting the report card. Ms. Susan always helped me to stay calm and composed in every situation. The never-ending support and encouragement I’ve received from the director, Mrs. Ratna Reddy, my in-charges, and teachers, really mean a lot. I thank the management for giving me this opportunity and I hope to live up to the expectation of our Director, Mrs. Ratna Reddy.

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Hello! My name is Karl Pestonji. I am the Facilitator for IB and CIE Psychology and a Facilitator for IB TOK (Theory of Knowledge). I joined CHIREC on 1st June 2015. I completed my post-graduation in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pune. I enjoy Travelling, hiking, reading and spending time with loved ones. Before joining CHIREC I used to work as a counsellor and a teacher.

At CHIREC, as the facilitator for IB and CIE Psychology. I also conduct workshops for teachers, parents and students. I’ve also had the chance to accompany the students for the Ice –breaker camp; conducted workshops on parenting for parents of the CBSE and International section; conducted workshops on Mindfulness for teachers and students and headed, planned and executed a ‘Cyclothon for Child Rights’ with grade 12 students of the International section to raise awareness about Emotional Intelligence and the rights of children.

­­­­­ My best moments at CHIREC are when I am in class teaching as well as chatting with them and listening to their stories. This gives me a deeper understanding of my students which goes a long way for both of us. I also felt a great sense of accomplishment after successfully organising the ‘Cyclothon for Child Rights’ with grade 12 students of the International section. The time I spent planning this program with them was thoroughly enjoyable. In theses 2 years I have spent at CHIREC I have discovered different aspects of myself. The students here are wonderful individuals and so are the teachers. There has definitely been a lot of learning and unlearning.

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I am Mrs. P Parvathi and I very proudly say CHIREC is my school. Yes, I can say it as I have been with CHIREC for 20 years now and this is how CHIREC has made me feel. Initially I taught Classes 1, 2, and 3. In my very first year of work, being with the young minds, their friendly nature, their energy, love and enthusiasm took me to the whole new world and these children became a part of my life forever.

One of the most memorable experiences was when I got a chance to train the kids to sing for the school anniversary. It was a song written and composed by me. The encouragement that was shown to me on that occasion by Ms. Ratna and the others left an indelible mark and became the driving force for me for all these years. As I went ahead to teach higher classes later on, I got the opportunity to attend numerous workshops which taught me various pedagogical skills, interpersonal skills, and helped me become better and better.

There is one thing about us at CHIREC, no matter what the task at hand is, we succeed Our school provides a safe, friendly, encouraging and motivating environment for our students. Our students attend various competitions and they are trained to give best in everything they do, and bring back laurels. My eyes swell up with tears each year during the alumni meets where our ex-students like Ashritha, Varun, Tejaswi, Juhi, Sneha, Minakshi, Swathi, Veda and Deepti Kodali who are now successful in their careers and in different spheres, come back to visit us and fondly narrate their memorable experiences and the valuable lessons they learnt here.

Being associated with a school which constantly strives to achieve the highest standards in education is a pleasure beyond words. I will be forever indebted to Ms. Ratna for giving me the opportunity to work for and be a valuable member of this wonderful CHIREC family.

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I am Padma Kamineni, my 25-year long journey with CHIREC began in 1992. I have seen CHIREC as a baby who, along with me in my abilities and experience, have grown together. grown I am a more resourceful person to all sections of administration and CHIREC’s transition from infancy to adulthood has indeed been a memorable one. My education was from a village, in Telugu Medium, and so I had meek knowledge of languages. I have however learned two languages – Hindi and English as my work demand me to.

Gardening and tree plantation was one of my many roles back then. I was responsible for planting 1000 plants in the year 1996 around the CHIREC Campus. Now they have grown into big and mighty, beautiful trees decorating the sides of the CHIREC Avenue. I used to dream about all these plants which I planted, growing into flowering trees which has now become real. I still remember the two kids, D. Nilkhil and Nikhil Subaramanium who were always sent off to do gardening as punishment by their teachers. They used to enjoy gardening along with me.
The other role I used to handle was the transport. A person from the village couldn’t possibly have strong knowledge of the city back then. But today, I am the person planning and organizing the 98 routes for all the three branches. I am also responsible for liasioning all work related to the different Government departments. I was involved in the purchasing of land and construction of Kondapur campus and I am proud of the success of CHIREC. I have witnessed the transition of CHIREC and all the kids in it turning out to be magnificent stars.

Personally I love to dress in traditional Indian style and like long journeys. I take great pleasure to express my heartfelt gratitude, through this medium, to Mrs.Ratna Reddy, an inspirational figure who she stood by me through every high and low, supporting me in every situation and by providing me with all kinds opportunities.

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I am Shahana Khan. I did my Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Masters in Economics from Osmania University, Hyderabad. I have also done my Masters in English Literature from EFL University, Hyderabad, and completed Cambridge International Diploma Teachers Training from Cambridge University and Diploma in Computer Applications. I come from a family of educators in Hyderabad. As a child, I was always fascinated by my aunts and uncles who were educators. I have twenty years of teaching experience and I joined CHIREC in 2005 as a primary teacher in the CBSE curriculum and then had a smooth transition to teach the Cambridge curriculum. I have attended seminars, teachers’ training programs conducted by Cambridge University which helped me to keep myself updated and stand able to deliver Twenty first century skills to learners and help them become global citizens. I look forward to learning and implementing my knowledge and skills in the best of ways. I feel education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. I believe in always following my dreams and believing in oneself.

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I am D. Laxmi Prakash. I did Masters in Commerce from Ravi Shankar University, Raipur, MP and completed B.Ed. from Annamalai University, Chennai. I joined CHIREC in 1990s and worked here for 5 years before I had to move to Delhi. I was a primary teacher and was teaching Maths and Hindi then. My elder daughter joined in Class 8 and younger one in Class 2 in 1996. It was here that their talent got discovered and they honed it further. My daughters did extremely well and the credit for their overall personality development goes to CHIREC. My elder daughter was head girl of the school and she was one among the toppers. Mr Lester Paul was the art teacher at that time, who helped in tapping my daughter’s talent in painting and encouraged her to do better. She was a good athlete and due to the encouragement from her teachers (Mr.M Masud Ali), she still participates in marathons. Recently she completed 21 kms race. My both daughters are employed and doing well in their respective fields. As a teacher, I concentrated on my job. I owe a lot to the school for grooming my kids, special thank Mr. Sharma Rachapudi and Mr. Venkatraman Intel Future Teacher training imparted in 1990s improved my computer proficiency, it was easy for me to get through the competitive interview in a school in Delhi, when I moved there. Subsequently I could fit well into the school atmosphere. I became a secondary teacher. After few years, I again moved to Hyderabad and re-joined CHIREC in …June2012 I teach Statistics, Economics and Business Studies. I would like to thank Mrs Ratna Reddy Ms. Ramani Ysv as they have given opportunity to rejoin and helped me to transit smoothly. We arranged commerce fair in 2014, wherein we depicted a Bank and stock exchange functioning. The fair was attended by the parents, it was a good experience. I am passionate about teaching. I can sit at home but I run and come to school. I feel very young with children. I never count my age. I feel very happy to be with the students. Today I am what I am because of CHIREC and I continue to learn. I never seem to reach the saturation. My colleagues and superiors inspire me to go on and on. #peopleofCHIREC

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Hello! My name is Madhusudan Challa. I am the Accountancy teacher at CHIREC since 2011. I hold a PGT certification in Accountancy along with a M.Com. and LL.B. When I joined CHIREC back then, I was pretty apprehension about it as I had joined in the middle of an academic year. I was anxious about how the students would respond to me as they were by then already used to the teaching technique of their previous teacher. However, that very year my fears disappeared because of the support of the management, and the students, who adjusted to my method of teaching very well. To talk about results, my students achieved a very good percentage right from the first year of my teaching, which definitely boosted my morale. The highest mark so far has been 99% but I am aiming for 100% this year and in the near future.

The atmosphere in CHIREC is like that of a family. My colleagues and I often discuss the topics and current affairs and deciding on the best practices for the benefit of the students. As I am also a graduate of Law, CHIREC has given me the opportunity to be a facilitator in Legal Studies and I can proudly state that my first batch, incidentally the first batch of the CBSE board in Legal Studies, did extremely well with the highest being 97%. There were no text books and we relied entirely on technology to get our material. I also taught accountancy in the International section in 2011-13 same way, and I am proud to say that my students and I did pretty well.

The school had once provided us with the wonderful opportunity to take our students to visit the Stock Exchange at Mumbai. Such opportunities widen the sphere of knowledge both for the student and the teacher. It was a great learning experience to listen to professionals of Bombay Stock Exchange share their experiences. I thank the management for giving me this opportunity and I hope to meet up to the expectation of our Director Madam, Mrs. Ratna Reddy.

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I am Prithvi Sinha. I am a Teacher of English language and literature. My love for literature and my desire to teach in a school instead of a college has found unison in the IB Diploma Programme here at CHIREC. It has been a roller coaster ride ever since I joined CHIREC over twenty months back. Working at CHIREC has been an enthralling experience, be it the ten-day staff development programme at the very start of the year or the wrapping up of the box files in the last fortnight of the academic year or even the staff picnic – the atmosphere is always electric. Looking at the academic exchanges that I have experienced here is largely due to the students here, curious as well as quick-witted. With every class this realization became more intense and the so-called personal time of a teacher became more and more about research. Apart from the classroom interactions, what CHIREC has included, decidedly, into my everyday thoughts are a debate club and a platform to create Quizards. In those last twenty months, already, I have taught all the six grades in middle and high school and this has helped me to know those young minds in proximity. This has also opened my mind towards the knowledge of differential instruction which I feel is the need of the day in this postmodern condition of the world. In an atmosphere devoid of intimidation, which I must credit to the coordinators here, I want to make sure that I impart the lessons that I have learned to my students and leave the right footprints for the futuristic.

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I am RSAP Sharma, better known as Sharma Sir at CHIREC. I am the IT Manager and have been with the school since 1996. I had joined as a Computer Teacher at the Jubilee Hills branch. I coordinate with the Administration and IT team to ensure that we use the latest and safest technology to facilitate teaching at its best and enhance our in-house systems. I have worked on technologies form as basic as MS DOS, Lotus to present day technologies like MS Windows 10. There were numerous challenges during our years of transition, but each new move opened the doors to a new opportunity! The best part about our Director, Mrs. Ratna Reddy, is that she ensures positive growth, supports us and is always open to integrating new technologies for the organization. One of the most difficult and challenging situation was one when our website had some technical issues at the server end, my team and me worked continuously for hours together and restored the site within 5 hours, it was a sense of accomplishment and pride.

I am a district level Chess Champion, that s the reason that I was introduced to the field of IT years back, when the computers weren’t very prevalent. I first played Chess on a computer and then studied further. It was like immersing into the whirl of technology ever since then, and I have enjoyed it thoroughly.

I have a very strong family, which is my support system and the reason for my happiness. Worshiping God gives me strength, peace and tranquility. My favourite destination is Varanasi, I adore its sanctity, and I believe it is the center of energy on the earth! The book that inspires me is the Autobiography of a Yogi. I am grateful to everyone for the immense respect that I get. My team at CHIREC has been my pillar of strength throughout and reason behind my success story here! My best and one of the most memorable compliments was by the Director, Mrs. Ratna that I am a very hardworking person, it encourages me at every stage and motivates me to put in my best foot forward, always!

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Hello! My name is Srivani Laxman and I am the Data Coordinator in the IT Department. I joined CHIREC in 2002. I graduated with a MBA in Information Technology and also hold a post-graduation Diploma in Programme Engineering. I am an avid reader of books and thoroughly enjoy gardening. I am a self-motivated person and I believe in perfection and always strive for excellence. My motto in life is ‘Nothing is impossible’. I stepped into the world of education as a Headmistress at a school. But as my passion for technology grew, I decided to move to the corporate world where I worked as an Administrative Officer. But I missed the education field so dearly that my love for schools brought me to CHIREC. My role at CHIREC is quite diverse. I am responsible for the management of the school website, the CHIREC Mobile Application, CHIREC social media accounts, the alumni reconnect, e-designing, photography, videography and data coordination.

I enjoy updating content on the social media. It is a tedious process but one that fills my heart with pride. My team and I work round the clock to update our various social media network sites like Facebook, Twitter and tumblr with posts of student achievements, latest happenings at CHIREC and parents led activities at school. Today at CHIREC is our very own version of flash news where the daily happenings on all three campuses are updated on our website within a couple of hours. You can catch short live streaming of events on the CHIREC instagram account or scroll through various posts on the wall. Every week we post pictures from the days of CHIREC inception to the early 2000s as throwbacks from the glorious past. People at CHIREC is a unique feature on our Facebook page where we post a brief write up of our students, teaching staff and non teaching staff, for the CHIREC community to know about us better. Our students have shared their success stories with us and have inspired many readers. We also stay in touch with our alumni and share their achievements, big or small, with pride. We have always encouraged our alumni to stay in touch with us through our alumni portal - alumni.chirec.ac.in.

My best moment at CHIREC was during the 20 years ceremony. It was a proud day for me as my hard work and dedication was applauded by all on stage. Another day I fondly remember is when we launched the first CHIREC website under Iffat Ma’ams guidance. CHIREC has always given me a space to take innovative and initiative steps and encourages me to work towards brilliance. I am proud to be part of CHIREC family.

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Hello! My name is Sandhya and I am the HOD of the Computer Science department in the International Section at CHIREC. I graduated from Loyola Academy, Hyderabad and completed my MCA from IGNOU University after my marriage. I have been teaching for nearly 15 years. This profession is truly satisfying. It taught and continues to teach me patience and the skill of understanding people. When not teaching, I love reading books, cooking, listening to music, and singing.
I joined CHIREC in the year 2011 as the PGT teacher in the CBSE section and was responsible for teaching the subject “Informatics Practices” for classes 11 and 12. I am grateful to the Principal Mrs. Iffat Ibrahim for her guidance at all levels. Her professionalism and eye for detail is something that I admire and hope to imbibe it in myself. I transferred to the International branch in 2016 and I am now the IGCSE and IB facilitator. Here I teach computer science to the students of Stage 9, 10, As & A Level and IB. This transition was the biggest challenge for me as I entered a totally different arena of academics and methods. It was quite overwhelming in the beginning but with the support and guidance of the Principal Mr. Joshi and Vice-principal Mrs. Ragini, I am now finding it comfortable. Mr. Sharma, the IT manager has been a good guide and mentor. I am ever grateful to all my colleagues and in charges for their support and patient guidance through the understanding process.
Working in CHIREC has changed me in many ways. Two most important ones that I would like to mention are that it made me more confident and multi task. I was always hesitant to move out of my comfort zone but CHIREC made me a risk-taker and accept challenges. It is here that I learnt how to prioritize work and face any situation. My mantra has always been “SINCERITY, HARD WORK AND HONESTY”. I believe that it never goes unnoticed.

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I am L Krishnaveni, Public Relations Officer at CHIREC. My responsibilities include maintaining a complete database of each student at CHIREC, from the time the student enters to the time they leave the school. I coordinate with all departments, communicate with parents, process the CBSE board s registrations data, and assist and coordinate with the admissions team. I have been a part of the CHIREC family since December 1997. I joined as a receptionist at the CHIREC s Kondapur branch and have been moving up.

During my journey here, I have had many lovely experiences, learnt many things, and made beautiful friends. CHIREC has groomed me to what I am today – from a receptionist to a professional. Mrs. Ratna Reddy, our Director, has been very instrumental in my growth, she has provided me a strong foundation, taught me a lot, always encouraged and helped me in every aspect, and in fact she has been my pillar of strength! I would always be grateful to her! Two more people whom I will always be indebted to are, Mrs. Manaswita Sengupta and Mrs. Sakeena Ansari, for their ever encouraging motivation and support.

On personal front, I have a very loving and supportive husband, 2 lovely children, who are my life! The fond comments from my son, my daughter s unconditional love and their loving gestures make my day and motivate me! I still remember the day when I held my daughter in my hands just after her birth, she was exactly how I wanted her to be. Beautiful as a princess!

One of the most memorable moments was when one of our students, Mekhla Singhania s mother spoke about me and thanked me during her daughter s farewell speech and another when Snehapriya, our alumna, thanked me during her Graduation Ceremony! CHIREC is my second home and the very reason that brings an instant smile and sense of pride on my face!

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My name is Deepa K. and I am the Publc Relation Manager at CHIREC and have been here since 2012. Everyone was very warm even at the first day so it has always felt familiar and after all these years here I am emotionally attached to the school.
I am a highly experienced and energetic person who always tries to take an initiative for any task. As part of the PR team, I work with a variety of experts from different departments coordinating admissions, workshops and events, internships and field trips.
My most cherished moments here include building relationships with the CHIREC parents who I happen to meet throughout the year. They always have words of praise for me and CHIREC and believe in out work.
I have met the most inspirational women at CHIREC who have helped me incorporate positive attitudes. Mrs. Ratna’s leadership is awe-inspiring and her words of encouragement are energy boosters. Mrs. Manaswitha’s helpfulness and advice cannot be expressed in words. Mrs. Iffat’s optimism has taught me to see the bright-side of everything. And lastly Mrs. Ramani has taught me to move forward with unending motivation. Thank you all!

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Benjamin Franklin once said “An Investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. I have always agreed with this quotation 100% and that is one of the reasons why I chose to work in the education field. I am Santoshi Medisetty with a MBA and MA (PPM) post-graduation. I have close to 12 years of experience in HR and Recruitments. I work as the Assistant Manager of Human Resource and facilitate the Recruitments at CHIREC. It’s been 3 years of association with the CHIREC family. There has been a lot of learning with every organization I worked with but with CHIREC, it is something different.

I have transformed myself as an individual and have learnt to be more patient. I see smiling faces of children everyday while they come to school and few of them are my friends too. CHIREC is a great platform for children to develop their personality and formulate themselves as Individuals. As a HR I have been meeting hundreds of people during interviews for both Academic & Administrative staff, and I feel proud to take good feedback about the organization and students of CHIREC. I have always adored our Director Ratna Ma’am and take her as my role model. My heartfelt thanks to her for considering me to be a part of her family.

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I am Suparna Baidya, IGCSE and IBDP Facilitator for Environmental Management and Environmental Systems and Societies respectively apart from being the Head of Department of the Social Sciences Department for CIE. Born and brought up in the Steel City of Durgapur, West Bengal, I did my graduation from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Post- Graduation in Geography from Burdwan University of West Bengal. I got ample of opportunity to visit few interesting places, interact with different types of people and taste different types of food. I have also been passionate about singing since childhood.

I feel proud to be associated with CHIREC, which will step into its glorious 30 years in 2018. It just seems like yesterday when I was new to the school and preparations were underway for Silver Jubilee celebrations in 2013. My first year in CHIREC was a year of great learning when I was entrusted with the responsibility of completing one of the 7 projects for the International School Award (ISA) along with my team of few other teachers. We had fun learning along with the students when we got an opportunity to collaborate with one of the schools of South Korea through teleconferencing. The students of CHIREC International are always a step ahead in every field, are very energetic, enthusiastic and open-minded.

I am thankful to the Management of CHIREC who trusted me and gave me an opportunity to teach IBDP apart from teaching IGCSE. I would like to thank the IT team for being so good and helpful to me at my initial days, Ms. Iffat Ibrahim, Principal of CHIREC, who guided me whenever I had approached her, Ms. Ragini Suri of CIE, whose kind words always made me feel comfortable, Mr. Omkar Joshi, Principal of the International Section, who always has a solution to every genuine problem I have faced till date and above all Ms. Ratna Reddy, the Founder and Director of CHIREC International School, who has always motivated every member of the CHIREC family and made sure that we work as a Team.

CHIREC is the most reputed in the twin city and in the state of Telangana as it does not believe in compromising on its quality. This is what motivates me to be dedicated and committed towards my work, impart good values to the students and be cooperative towards my colleagues.

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Iam Mrs. Madhukanta. I am the Hindustani Music teacher at CHIREC since the year 1999. I remember fondly, back in the day, no other school in the twin cities provided so many extra-curricular subjects under one roof. It felt great to be able to inspire young minds to pursue their musical ambition even in school. I would start my school day with a freshly squeezed glass of lemonade and a hot breakfast back then. The school campus was small but lovely, set in a pleasant scenic atmosphere, away from the hustle of this bustling city.

Right from the year Hindustani music was started at CHIREC, our students have competed at inter-school, state and National level competitions. While I beam with pride at the achievements of my students in these multiple competitions, I too have quite a few achievements to feather my cap. Of the many competitions, one of my fondest memories is the participation in the National level competition, sponsored by Bharat Vikas Parishad, in the semi classical Raagas; where I was awarded a medal and honors. I also had the privilege to attend a National level camp at the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ashram at Bangalore.

As a Music teacher , I have gathered a lot of fond memories in my journey with CHIREC. These 17 beautiful years here have been enriched by the able guidance and encouragement of our director, Mrs. Ratna Reddy. She has always been supportive and has never ever denied us permission to participate in any competition, big or small. For this I would be eternally grateful to her as she has fueled the learning experience for me and my students. I am indeed proud to be associated with this institution.

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I am Vinay Chakravarthy, the Archery Coach at CHIREC. I did my graduation in commerce and completed my Masters in Business Management. I have been as an archery coach for 15 years associated with CHIREC since 2004. Sports have always been a part of my life since my school days. My love towards sports encouraged me to complete my NIS in Archery and B.P.Ed. I’ve always been passionate about Archery and have a zeal about working with students and sharing my knowledge of archery with them. I believe true sportsmanship is when one acquires confidence; discipline and sense of accomplishment.

Archery is a great sport for boosting mental and physical health and fitness. However, it also has a number of other benefits, like improving patience and concentration. CHIREC was the first school to offer Archery as an activity 15 years ago. Every year our students participate in different competitions at State and National Levels and bringing laurels to the schools.

CHIREC has always provided me with immense opportunities for professional growth. I thoroughly enjoy every responsibility given to me by the school which includes my classes, maintaining discipline in school, organizing and participating in different events. I wish to sincerely express my gratitude to Ratna Ma’am for all the professional development I received while working here. I believe whatever success I achieved in this organization is because of her guidance and support. I received valuable lessons, some of which I learnt by merely observing her leadership quality and self-discipline. I have grown from a novice to a thorough professional, boosted my confidence and has prepared me to take on new challenges in my life.

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I’m Sudeepa Nuthulapaty. I m a French teacher in CHIREC. Teaching is a profession that I cherish the most. I have been immensely supported from the day I joined till date and this is undoubtedly the best place to work. I like working here because CHIREC gives me an opportunity to enhance my skills. I wish to share with you, an experience that has inspired me to become a teacher.

During the late 1970’s Andhra Pradesh was hit by a viral epidemic that took many lives. I was one of the many who suffered due to the outbreak. When I was 2 years old, I had a very high fever and meningitis (Infection in the brain). I was very badly affected and I lost my voice. I was paralyzed from my neck down and my family lost all hopes that I would survive. To the doctors’ surprise I escaped death but the viral attack affected me with polio. My deformity made me feel inferior and I shunned all company, cocooning myself from the outside world. I didn’t want to show it but then I used to cry and I used to hate my life. I felt that I was an utter failure and was absolutely alone. I failed in all the subjects as a student. I’m from a family of achievers and I was the only black sheep the cry baby the failure. My parents made me repeat my grade 9 as they didn’t want to face the humiliation of having a grade 10 failure in the house.

I remember one day the class was asked to write an essay in English. I wrote some text which might have had a hundred grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. When I saw my paper with a smiley on it I was curious to find out what was good in that essay. I went and asked my teacher and I so clearly remember what she said. She told me that a language was supposed to communicate an idea and that she liked the idea behind the language. I fell in love with my teacher and for the first time I started trying to please her. I started learning. I passed out of grade 10 with first division and then there was no looking back.

What I really want to say is that a teacher made a difference in my life. I needed somebody to teach me that I could be happy, a true success, regardless of what people thought about me. I want to give back to this noble profession which made me what I am today. I sincerely thank CHIREC for giving me an opportunity and a platform to utilise my knowledge, skills and ideas to encourage, motivate, challenge, engage, inspire and instil love for learning in my students.

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I am Manila, I teach Hindi to the students at CHIREC. I have been at CHIREC for 16 years. I teach the students of the Primary and Secondary sections and working here is a great learning experience for me as well. It is good to teach both the age groups, my little ones of the primary section are very loving, caring and affectionate. Their enthusiasm is infectious and I’m fully absorbed while listening to their wonderful poem recitations, watching their expressions and voice modulations during the assembly presentations and skits! My older ones are also a pleasure to teach. Their sincerity and dedication towards the subject motivates me to teach them challenging and new concepts. Their quest to know and explore more always keeps teaching a learning experience.

My excursions to Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Ooty and Mysore with the students have been one of the most memorable experiences. A concert that holds close to my heart is Navras , where the students presented the nine Rasas or Nine emotions very beautifully.

I am grateful to CHIREC for providing different opportunities to grow and giving me the opportunity to do my best. The training sessions and exposure that we get at CHIREC facilitate a conducive teaching learning environment and helps each one of us to understand the students better, and creates a learning atmosphere where the learning is without fear. I truly believe that a teacher’s work affects our future and lasts for eternity!

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My name is Harriet Krupa and I am the Primary teacher at CHIREC. I studied in Stanley and Wesley Degree College. My journey at CHIREC so far has been a memorable one. Working here provides me with work satisfaction, opportunities for professional growth and lots of encouragement and guidance from mentors, in charges and the Principal. As a teacher, I ensure to teach lessons to children using specific teaching methods to suit my students’ needs. I enthusiastically support my new colleagues and strive to build healthy relationships with all. I like watching inspirational movies and videos and love to read books. I browse the net and read articles which interest children and youth. I love singing and I am the worship leader for the choir. I can never forget my Dad - the most loving and inspiring person in my life and also my role model. He taught me many things to be a good example, to teach to make a difference in a student’s life and to live full of hope and curiosity. I’ve always believe not to judge people by their looks but to try to look inside their heart. That’s where you’ll find the real person.

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I am Tulikaa Mahajan. I teach Social Science CBSE at CHIREC. I hail from Batala,Punjab.I have been teaching at CHIREC since September 2009 and have been in the teaching profession for past 17 years. I have grown along with CHIREC with the influence of good qualities like tolerance, forgiveness, team spirit, coordination, moral and emotional support and all this has helped me in forming a strong bond with the colleagues, in charges, children and non-teaching staff.

Initially I was apprehensive whether I will be able to cope up with challenges of being a CHIREC teacher. New timetable every week, documenting each incident, incorporating a variety of teaching strategies in lesson plans, planning and then executing them - it is a mammoth task. I like cooking, traveling, reading books and making new friends.

Affection displayed by students here is contagious and you are remain untouched by their warmth. An unforgettable incident is “Waves of Change” Campaign, when I was given task to set up “Akbar’s Darbar” with Aman Jain Tholia, Purvi, Bhavana, Ishika Rati, Sahitya Ramkumar, Darshana Mangalani, Rounak were among that team of 18 motivated students who had put in their heart and soul in the event and made it The grand success of the Waves of Change campaign. The support of my Social Science Department was heart whelming, I met with an accident in 2014 and the moral support which I got from my colleagues all is unforgettable and overwhelming.

I am always grateful to the management for giving me the opportunities to become a 21st century facilitator and be a part of this wonderful environment. The Management has always been very supportive to its staff whenever needed and keeps encouraging and appreciating good work.

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My name is P. Krishna Murthy and I am the DTP operator at CHIREC. I graduated with a B Com degree from Adoni Arts and Science College in Adoni in 2002 and worked as a computer teacher in a private school. While there, I saw an advertisement in the Deccan Chronicle about vacancies at CHIREC School. I applied for the job, attended the interview and became a part of the CHIREC family from March, 2008.


The education field has always allured me. I believe it is one of the most noble professions as it emphasis on the betterment of the society. The most rewarding thing about my current position is that I get to contribute to the noble cause of education. CHIREC works towards inspiring the future generation and it feels great to be a part of it in my own unique way.

One might wonder what the job description of a DTP operator is. Well it is my job to edit, sort and print all teaching materials required by the staff in the CIE block. Printouts for class use or events, typing letters, scanning, photocopying, printing worksheets and question papers, notices, you name it!

I like my job and I am pretty efficient at it. But I also realise it is a very serious job too. I have to be very careful about the spellings on each print out, the efficient use of paper and trying to use as little paper as possible to save our environment. We also reuse paper a lot so I can proudly say we never waste much. I really appreciate the help of the printing room in-charge- Mrs. Sunitha, my colleague- Mr. Chandrashekar and the printing room assistant- Ms. Kumari.

I am quite a silent worker, and I do not believe in interfering in others work. But I do try and help my colleagues in whatever way I can help, whenever I can. I do not complain about others unless, I am being put in a fix where the other blames me for no fault of mine.

I am a very jolly person. I maintain good rapport with everyone. I am humorous and enjoy cracking jokes and making light conversations. I am good with languages, and I try bettering them every day and learning new ones whenever I have the chance to.

It is almost 9 years at CHIREC already, my time here has been a very pleasant one that it feels like it was just yesterday that I joined. I think if you put in sincere and dedicated efforts in your work you will make it past all obstacles with a smile.

In my leisure time, I watch TV or catch up on movies. I enjoy listening to old songs, especially R.D Burman’s. I am not a sports enthusiast but I love cricket and can safely say that I am good at it as well. I also make it a point to dedicate some of my free time to help out the society as well. I am always on the lookout for opportunities to help out those less fortunate.

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Dhanya Prasad, "I study in Grade IIC and CHIREC is my favourite place to be! I presented a Kuchipudi dance performance in our assembly today. Initially, when I landed on the stage, I was anxious and nervous, thought I forgot all the steps, but then I looked into my sister eyes and everything came back to me! I have been very excited all week long to perform and practiced my dance all day yesterday. I have been learning dance for last 2 years. I do not know why I felt nervous today, maybe because this was my first performance in the school. The best feeling was when everyone applauded my performance with a loud CHIREC Clap , something I had been doing for others in the assembly every day! I know I did my best and made everyone proud."

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Hello, my name is Usha Koduri. I teach the fairly energetic students of Grade 2 in CHIREC. I graduated holding a Master’s Degree in English Literature, as well as a PG Diploma in Business Management from Panjab University, Chandigarh. I also played Basketball in my college days, and worked up to a spot on the AP state team. I thoroughly enjoy listening to music, painting as well as gardening. I am also a strong animal-lover.
My association with CHIREC dates way back to June 1999. I started my career as a Pre-Primary teacher and pursued for about 14 years. The school has given me an opportunity to prepare the curriculum books for the children, which they are following till date. Pre-Primary has always been my heart and soul. I learnt a lot of skills, and enjoyed the experience of building young minds who shower their unconditional love and respect. I then transitioned into Primary teaching, which is equally enjoyable. I actively participate in organizing in-school events.
The never-ending support and encouragement I’ve received from the director, Mrs. Ratna Reddy, my in-charges, students, and teachers, have meant the most to me. The long 19-year journey at CHIREC has given me a mountain of experiences, invaluable growth as a person and teacher, and above all, a deep satisfaction that I would cherish all my life.

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My name is Aanya Khandelwal, and I am a student of CHIREC studying in Class XI. I have come a long way in the past 16 years and CHIREC– my school, my comfort and my second home has given me the best opportunities, my best friends and the best years of my life.
Being the President of the Interact Club at CHIREC, this year has been the most rewarding experience for me. I started as a member of the Club in Grade VIII and went on to be a part of the Club in various capacities in the past few years. Under constant mentorship of Venkat Raman Sir and Nagulmeera Sir, along with the 100 members of our club, we have exceeded our expectations in undertaking several activities and fundraisers such as the CHIREC Energy Conservation Drive, Inter-Government School Sports Day, Spectacle Distribution in slums, and celebrating all the important days of the year with the children at government schools and the MNJ Cancer Hospital.
There are more than 20,000 Interact Clubs and 4,50,000 Interactors all over the world, but we are here to make a small but significant difference by undertaking activities that can help enrich the lives of others.Apart from ensuring that I reach my academic goals and making me realize the importance of giving back to society, CHIREC has also developed and nurtured my passion for basketball and has ensured that our team gets all the support we need to excel in this field.
The school has always opened doors for me in all our initiatives, in terms of guidance and infrastructure. Their support year after year, has given us the boost we require and has helped us grow at each step.

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I am M. Shanti Rao, and I teach Social Science to Grades IX and X. I graduated from Osmania University and I hold Masters in English Literature and History. I completed my B.Ed. from IGNOU. I am passionate about teaching, and this has been my source of inspiration for the past 18 years. My association with CHIREC dates back to June 2008 and it has been an enriching and a fulfilling journey for me. Being a teacher at CHIREC has made me more knowledgeable, compassionate, tolerant, empathetic, approachable and an emotionally balanced person, ready to take challenges head on, confidently and competently. This has also helped me to connect myself with the students and develop a better bonding with them. The student, who are the most dynamic forces of the institution are the best motivators at CHIREC. They have the drive, the skills and the quest to excel in all the fields. Keeping these qualities in mind, I have always planned and organized different teaching - learning strategies, and ensured the students’ interest in the subject. I also feel rewarded when my ex-students call me to share their achievements as well as their fond memories of the school. At this juncture, I recall the support I have received from our respected Director, Ratna Reddy Ma’am, Venkat Raman Sir, Sameena Hasan Ma’am and all my colleagues. I faced my worst time of my life in 2013, when I met with an accident. I got immense support for which I will always be grateful to them. I am very proud to be a part of this prestigious institution and shall always strive to take CHIREC to greater heights of glory and achievement. I look forward to a long and a fruitful association with my wonderful school.

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We are Anand Parameswaran & Syamala Lanka and we are CHIREC Parents. We became associated with CHIREC in 2007-08 when we admitted Pallavi in Class IV. From Day One until now, I have found CHIREC to be the perfect blend of aspirational attitude and strong values. I have also witnessed how CHIREC has continued to evolve with the world around us – additional focus on extra-curricular activities, creating a world class MUN event, partnership with institutes like Career Launcher for training in CLAT, creating an ecosystem to help students study abroad etc. are some of the changes that we have seen. CHIREC has shown sensitivity to the needs of the individual child and I have personally experienced teachers partnering with us as parents to help our children deal with issues. Most of the teachers that we have interacted with have shown a genuine interest in our children and given good feedback around their personal development. The multiple options available for Group A and Group B activities have helped my children to try out options before settling on their preferred activities. Since Pallavi has joined college and we are moving to the US for a few years with Niharika, we have to take a pause in our journey with CHIREC. However, when we come back to India, CHIREC will remain as our first choice. I wish your school the very best of success for many years to come.

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I am Sreekar. I passed out from CHIREC in 2008. I completed bachelors in mechanical engineering at CBIT and then went on to pursue Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) at Dartmouth College, USA. I returned to India to work on my company, Gradvine Advisors Pvt. Ltd., a peer-to-peer mentoring platform for students applying for universities abroad and those looking for jobs. I was in CHIREC from the age of 4 where I began my pre-primary education at the old Begumpet campus, which later got shifted to Kondapur. I loved the sports facilities at the new campus and enjoyed playing cricket. Some of my finest memories also involved the plays and the morning assembly that students were required to organise. These activities truly helped in my holistic development and helped me explore various facets of my personality. CHIREC also laid the foundation for me to write, speak and think in English, which back in the early 2000s was still rare for schools in Hyderabad. I would like to thank my teachers as they were very stringent while awarding grades as they expected a very high level of written English from us. This helped me a lot while writing essays to apply to universities abroad. My essays were automatically at a different level, which allowed me to get an admit to an Ivy League university with a fellowship.

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My name is Sridevi Ratnamala, I’m a Physics graduate and I teach physics to the middle school. Being associated with the Airforce has instilled in me the qualities of determination, dedication and discipline, which help me in contributing my bit to meet the vision & the values of the organization. Ever since I joined CHIREC in 2010, it has been an amazing journey. I have been part of various activities like CHIREC fests, Children’s Day celebrations, organizing as well as conducting workshops for students and teachers, preparing students for various competitions in the field of science and technology, quizzes, etc. I particularly feel proud of being a part of the school’s contribution to the community. I have worked with the students for various NGO’s and orphanages. I have conducted yoga sessions for the senior citizens of various old age homes. I have facilitated donation of shoes and clothing to the needy. I have undertaken various green projects like, ‘Haritha-Haram’, ‘Permaculture’, and ‘Swachch Bharat’ to foster the concepts of sustainable development and eco-friendliness in my students. Campaigns like ‘Save-Energy’, ‘Organ donation’, and developing an app for the visually challenged will always be a highlight in my career as I learnt a lot in planning and executing them. I find my students splendid, delightful and insightful at the same time. I glow with pride at their every big and small achievements and I make it a point to appreciate their efforts immediately. I am a self-motivated person and enjoy reading books, written especially by Ms. Sudha Murthy. I am a people’s person and I care for the needy. My quest for knowledge does not let me rest. I thank my seniors, in-charges and the principals for having the faith in me. I look forward to achieving more milestones of helping the community, learning with my students and sharing the excitement of learning with them.

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I am Anuraag Agarwal, currently studying in Grade X, CBSE (2016-17) at CHIREC International School. I have been in this school since the past 13 years and I can proudly say that CHIREC has helped me grow into a confident and mature individual.

I have shouldered various responsibilities in the school like being the Class Prefect twice (8th and 9th Grade), which taught me team work, as well as leadership, the Secretary of the CHIREC Interact Club (CBSE), where I learnt to be humble and compassionate and make a difference, and being part of the Technical team at the CHIREC MUN 2016 and many others.

My biggest passion is music and I play the keyboard and the guitar. CHIREC has helped me and my friends nurture our passion by providing opportunities to form our own rock band -Zero Gravity. We play both at school and outside of school and today we are recognized by most of the schools and colleges across the city as CHIREC s official rock band. Computers is also one of my major interest areas and I am excited to be a part of the CHIREC Pulse team – the official students blog of the school.

CHIREC has always provided the perfect ecosystem to enhance my academic and extracurricular skills while at the same time building my character as a human being. I look forward to going to school each morning, and come back having learnt something new from both – my teachers and my peers. I plan to continue my journey in CHIREC for XI and XII and take up more responsibilities and posts so that I may give back to the school which has been instrumental in moulding my personality. I wish to pursue my Under Graduate Degree at one of the top universities in the U.S. and make my school proud.

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My name is Vrishank Singhania. I am currently in Class XII. I have been studying in CHIREC since 2008 and it is been an amazing journey. CHIREC has given me a plethora of opportunities in diverse fields right from debating to music and numerous inter-school competitions. I am a passionate debater and MUNner. I was involved in organizing both CHIREC MUN 2015 and 2016. My interest in Model UN started back in Class 7 with a Model UN club that had started in school. Those sessions really helped me hone my skills and my active participation in Model UN over the last five years has transformed the way I think. I have also been very active in the field of music. I am a violinist and have played with several ensembles and orchestras. I recently gave a TEDx Talk and I am sure I would not have been able to give that talk without all the exposure and support that I have gotten at CHIREC over the last eight years. I have had amazing teachers who have been my role models and taught me so much- both in academics and outside.

I cannot believe that in a few months this amazing journey will be over. It will be a new phase in my life. But no matter where I go I will always cherish each memory I have of my time in CHIREC. I am always going to be a part of CHIREC just as CHIREC will always be a part of me

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My name is Pratibha Srivastava. I am a Biology facilitator and Head of the Department of Science in International section of CHIREC. I hail from U.P and have been in the field of teaching for 14 years. I teach Biology in IGCSE, A LEVEL and IBDP. I relocated from Delhi in 2007 and was staying at Gachibowli. Considering its great reputation and proximity from my house, I applied to CHIREC and after going through a rigorous selection procedure consisting of a written test, interview and a demo session, I became a part of CHIREC. Initially people around me discouraged me from joining CHIREC given it s rigorous reputation. So with apprehension I joined. On my first day I was given a warm welcome by then HOD Ms. Ragini Suri who is currently the Vice Principal of International Section and very soon I adapted to working at CHIREC. And here I am, in the 9th year!

CHIREC has always provided me with immense opportunities for personal and professional growth. For 3 years I taught in CBSE when the school only offered the CBSE curriculum at senior secondary level. Later in 2011, CHIREC began offering the Cambridge curriculum and I was moved to the International Section. The transition was not easy, it was highly challenging but with hard work and exposure to various professional development workshops and trainings by experts helped me develop skills to handle the International Curricula both Cambridge and IBDP with confidence. I get great satisfaction and happiness when every year my students pass with flying colors. Recently my happiness and pride increased manifold when one of my students of Cambridge batch of 2016, Tania Shukla received the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for securing 1st rank in the country in Biology.

There have been numerous memorable moments during my journey at CHIREC but special compliments by a few parents, receiving the certificate of appreciation on teacher’s day and visiting NASA in the US with students are some of the very fond memories in CHIREC.

When I am not teaching, I love listening to music, watching movies and sometimes write short Hindi poetry. I love ghazals and I am a great fan of ghazals of Late Jagjit Singh ,Pankaj Udhas and Talat Aziz. I never miss a chance to attend music concerts organized in the city.

My most favorite quote is by Dr. Harivansh Rai Bacchan “Lehron se dare waalo ki nauka par nahi hoti, koshish karne waalo ki kabhi haar nahi hoti

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My name is Anmol Makhija, I hold the position of Head Boy in the Student Cabinet of CHIREC International for the academic year 2016-2017. I ve been in this school for a little more than just a year and I find myself wishing I’d joined the school earlier. The school manages to provide a warm and nurturing environment through its faculty and students and it has given me several opportunities to grow through the past year, I ve evolved from being a timid person, to a person with immense self-confidence. I ve also developed a great passion and zeal to excel at everything I take up, from my studies to my hobbies, I am greatful for the tremendous transformation the school has managed to bring about in me, in just a single year.

As the Head Boy and a member of the CHIREC MUN Secretariat, I ve developed several skills such as those of, leadership, communication and problem solving abilities, and as a student I ve become better at my academics and co-curricular activities. Few of my responsibilities include, ensuring that the students are disciplined, and that the weekly inter-house competitions are well planned and progress smoothly.
I enjoy reading books, listening to music, playing the drums and table tennis, and I plan on studying law for my undergraduate

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I am Sabreen Hussain. I study in Grade 11. This is my 12th year in CHIREC and over the years I ve grown fond of this school and I look forward to coming here every day. My favourite memories of school are probably those of the concerts, one particularly when I was playing the part of Sleeping Beauty when I was young and all the inter-house games since I love to play basketball. This school has given me the opportunity to play basketball at a national level and I’m so grateful for that. I still think about my favourite teacher Veena ma am who taught me in the 5th grade, all those vocabulary tests that we had then, and the class parties we had. I am excited to be a part of the student council this year and I am honored to serve as the Vice-Captain of the Sahyadris. I ve felt a lot of love here and I feel happy that I can give back. This is my second-last year in school and leaving school will definitely be very hard.

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I am Shaza Akhtar, the English language and Communicative English teacher in the International section at CHIREC. I joined the team in the November of 2015. I hold a masters degree in English literature from Madras University, a bachelors degree in education from Osmania University and a certificate in English language teaching (CELTA) from Cambridge University, UK. I did my schooling in Saudi Arabia.

Before joining CHIREC, I worked as a freelance English language trainer in UAE and India. I’ve tried my hand at teacher training and teaching business English as well, before finally agreeing that there is no place like a school! I occupy myself with reading, writing poetry (occasionally), playing word games, baking, socializing with the e-fraternity or sometimes just simply playing with my cat. I am working on a short-stories series and a novel, and hope to finish and publish them soon.

Ever since I joined CHIREC, there has never been a dull moment in life. While I keep myself busy helping out with various activities and events happening around the school, I am entrusted with many projects too to prove myself. And for that I have my seniors, in-charges and principals to thank, for having faith in me. Although I thoroughly enjoy every single one of my multiple duties in school, the best time I have is with my students. I teach all stages from 6 to 8 and in each stage it is impossible to even slightly favour one over the other as every class has its own unique set of traits that are awe-inspiring and adorable at the same time. I am the class teacher for C8B and I glow with pride at every big and small achievement of theirs. It might sound a little too cliché but my students have touched my life in different ways. Every single moment I’ve spent with each one of them has been delightful, insightful and beautiful, only to get better with each passing day. I look forward to many more educative and enlightening moments with them in the days to come.

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I am Leena Daisy S. and I teach Primary students at CHIREC. I graduated in Science from St. Theresa’s College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh. I have done my B.Ed from A. L. College, Nagarjuna University and MA English in Literature from Andhra University. As an individual, I am patient, organized and strive to be perfect. I enjoy reading books and painting in my spare time.
I have been teaching for 17 years. My time spent at CHIREC has helped me to grow as a confident person and nurture my skills and has given me immense satisfaction personally and professionally. I have enjoyed handling all the responsibilities given to me. As a teacher, I try to address to the needs of every student, help them to learn with ease and see to it that all of them are given a chance to contribute. I feel happy and proud when my students come to wish me and share their experiences. My most memorable moment was when I rejoined CHIREC after a long leave, my students Sneha and Anumita who were in Grade 12 by then came running to meet me. I believe that a teacher should be an enthusiastic learner, adept at interaction, and caring towards her students. As a primary teacher, I have attended many professional development workshops which have taught me about academic planning and implementing them accordingly.
I thank our Director Ms. Ratna Reddy for believing in me, Ms. Iffat Ibrahim for her guidance, my Incharges and colleagues for their support, my family for their encouragement and my students for their love.

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I am Ananti Mitra, and I teach CBSE English at CHIREC International School. What I never learned at school, college or university was the application of contemporary techniques in imparting English education. I spent two years learning to teach the discipline at the Institute of English in Kolkata from which I emerged 1st in class and the winner of the gold medal in the year 2004. Subsequently, I taught school, college and corporate training in the art of communicative English in Kolkata before moving to Hyderabad in 2005.

I joined CHIREC in 2011, and it has been the best place to learn, practice and put into motion all of my knowledge in teaching English to young adults. These students have minds which are open to different interpretations of texts, and are not limited by adhering to syllabi alone. My goal is always to gain and impart a deeper understanding of the emotions behind the words of the text, so that I can help students come to their own conclusions about what is relevant what is in fact essence and what is only surface by challenging them to form coherent answers to questions in the curriculum.

When not teaching English, I am a connoisseur and collector of everything Jeffrey Archer, experiment with global cuisine and continental and love exploring the world. I have backpacked over the far flung corners of the National Parks of Utah, Arizona and Nevada, and recently biked across mountains and valleys of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. I have lived in five different cities across four continents, including Singapore, London, and Salt Lake City, and think of myself as a true global citizen. I view my life as a microcosm in the sea of humanity, and feel that my mission is to to try to make a difference in people s lives. I’m also a firm believer in strong interpersonal skills and open communication, and believe that I am someone who can befriend a roomful of people young adults and old alike. To put it simply, I’m a people s person! Someone to share a good thought and laugh with.

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I am Sreeja Narayan, I teach the students of Class 5 in CHIREC. To teach is to touch lives- forever This is what I truly believe in and it has also motivated me to always give in my best! My association with CHIREC dates back to June 2006 and while I pen down my thoughts about this beautiful journey, I realise that it has been 10 long years. Simply unbelievable!!

CHIREC has provided me many opportunities to grow- both as a professional as well as an individual. The regular workshops they conduct have helped me keep pace with the fast- changing world, thus preparing me to face new challenges head-on. The unconditional support I ve received from my In-charges and their trust in my abilities has been one of the prime reasons for me to stay on. Also, the love from my colleagues and team- members has helped me gain ground and forge ahead!

I have all the while dealt with 10-11 year olds and the enthusiasm they exude is amazing. These students have inspired me, entertained me and I have ended up learning a ton from them. I personally feel that teaching is not about information. It is about having an honest, intellectual relationship with your students. This reminds me of something a parent had quoted long ago- Nothing in this world is completely flawless, except my teacher s advice which is truly priceless! Apart from the fact that it made me feel good, I realized the great responsibility I have as a teacher and how I need to measure each and every word I speak as the impact it would create is tremendous.

All in all, it has been an enriching experience and on a lighter note I would like to add that I eat CHIREC, drink CHIREC and breathe CHIREC!!!

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I am Elizabeth Mathew, a homeroom teacher at CHIREC since the past 18 years. I am a home science graduate from St.Teresa College in Cochin. I completed my B.Ed. in English from Mar Serverios memorial Training college in Chengaroor, Thiruvalla. I also did PGDCA computer course from my home town – Thiruvalla, Kerala. I enjoy watching movies, listening to songs and wearing Indian clothing. As a homeroom teacher, my typical day is filled with planning and executing activities that include a blend of both curricular and extra-curricular activities. I make sure that all the things are planned properly way beforehand and ensure that the teaching- learning process is an innovative & interesting one. I take care to address the individual needs of all my students and provide them with special help and assistance to learn and complete their work. I understand the importance of a parents involvement in a childs life, and thus I keep the parents of my students in the loop and make it a priority to address their queries promptly.

The love and affection we get from our students is praiseworthy and lasts in our memory for a lifetime. This kind of emotion is alien to any other profession but teaching. When our students excel in their exams, or win a prize in a competition or simply learn the value of participation, we as teachers glow with happiness. An incident that I will never forget is from my first batch of students. Mohammed Ayazzuddin, who was the son of the famous cricketer, Mohammed Azaruddin, was one of my students . The kind soul departed this earth at a young age because of a bike accident. But some time after that, I was going through one of my old books, and I found an answer sheet of Ayazuddin in it, written in neat handwriting, brought tears to my eyes.

In this long yet lovely journey at CHIREC, there is one person I will never forget, Mrs. Rajyalakshmi. She is a true educationist and has done tremendous work for CHIREC as well as for the society. The most rewarding thing about teaching is that I am a part of the wonderful profession which creates all other professions. The opportunity to serve the society through values of hard work, sincerity and ethics is a wonderful one. Playing a vital role in inspiring and educating hundreds of children who are the future of the world is an experience that cannot be described in words.

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Hi, my name is Giridhar Reddy, a Lawn Tennis Coach. I joined CHIREC in 2002. I am an BE graduate in ECE and a former National and University player.

I want my students to perform well as they progress in their Tennis skills by trying to implement new techniques with respect to the game.
We the CHIREC TEAM won the CBSE Nationals in 2005, 2006 and were runners-up in 2004 and 2013. Over the years had good students like Divija Mandava, Prabhav, Saiteja P, Lalitha D and Ananya M who have achieved and made great strides. Today we have many promising players. I look back with a sigh of satisfaction, a sense of fulfillment and achievement. Yet, there are always miles to go, and promises to keep!

Personally, I have been constantly encouraged and mentored by my employer Mrs.Ratna Reddy to take up new and challenging responsibilities and constantly engages me to set higher goals.

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I am Pratima, HR Manager at CHIREC International since Feb 2013. CHIREC has now become a second home to me. I stepped into CHIREC after a long tenure with the corporate world, with a little bit of apprehension as to how would I fit into a school scenario!
It took me a while to get acquainted with the people, processes and procedures and before I realized I was already a part of the system. I was pleasantly surprised when I was once told that it did not look like I was a new employee!! It was as if I have always been around! I owe it to all the nice people in CHIREC who helped me settle down with ease. be it Manaswita Ma am, Iffat Ma am, Ramani Ma am…..
Yes, some days are extremely tiring with lots of work, issues to be looked into, but at the end of the day it is quite a satisfying journey. Being an HR professional gives me a chance to touch upon an individual s life directly or indirectly and I always strive to strike the right balance.
I love reading book and listening to soft music, but am unable to do so on a regular basis due to paucity of time. But to unwind I do manage to grab a few moments for myself by listening to the Late singer- Jagjit Singh s soulful ghazals.
One person we all look up to is our Director Mrs Ratna D Reddy who is a source of inspiration with her constant words of support and encouragement. She is the one who makes us raise the bar! She helps us to strive for perfection and we hope that we are able to meet her expectations!

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