Annual Report 2018-19
“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”
My warmest greetings to respected dignitaries, our guests and my dear friends to the Twelfth Annual Concert of The Lexicon International School, Wagholi.
It is my privilege to be presenting the Annual Report of the academic session 2018-19.
“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader …they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the Role- It’s always about the goal.”
They are the true illustrations of leading with example- the Management team of The Lexicon Group of Institutes who, with their glorious farsightedness, staunch fortitude and willpower have carved a prominent niche in the world of education. Their common belief- providing education that goes beyond the clichéd horizon to encompass an all-round development of each child- they are the Founder members, the backbone of Lexicon, My Ideals who have inspired me always.
An embodiment of geniality and modesty, Mr. S.D Sharma, the Chairman and Founder of The Lexicon Group of Institutes is a judicious visionary, a man of few words but intense foresight.
Our honourable Chairman Sir has been conferred with the highly prestigious Pride of Maharashtra Award for his outstanding and undaunted contribution towards education.
Prudish and virtuous, Kamal Ma’am, our First Lady, is a strong pillar of support showering her guidance with her amiable, affectionate nature.
Together, both of them Chairman Sir and Kamal Ma’am have always been there for every event to brighten up our day with their reserved yet inspiring presence.
An exemplary leader and an embodiment of endurance and dedication, the assiduous Captain of Lexicon who considers education to be the perfect harmony between knowledge and virtues- the Managing Trustee of The Lexicon Group of Institutes, Mr. Pankaj Sharma.
With immense pride and honour we would like to announce that Pankaj Sir, now features among ASIA'S GREATEST LEADERS 2017, a list which embraces some of the most prominent leaders across Asia including Mr. Mukesh Ambani.
Sir has also been bestowed with the Times Pune Visionaries Award for excellence in education and innovative learning.
A Man of action and immense influence, the ingenious Management Guru whose prudent words have always enriched our young Lexiconites- Our Vice-Chairman Dr. Neeraj Sharma.
Neeraj Sir’s venture the renowned Management Institute under Lexicon Banner MILE now features under ASIA'S GREATEST BRANDS 2017 as one of the most sought-after B-schools across the continent.
An educationist par excellence whose insurmountable foresight and unassuming dedication who has been instrumental in taking The Lexicon Group of Schools to unprecedented heights of success- the Director of The Lexicon Schools, Dr. Monisha Sharma. She is among the listed panel of Faculty members at the University of Pune with several awards to her credit.
Her single-minded commitment towards education, diligence and ardour towards making our students responsible, able and confident citizens of the global economy have led our Lexiconites to tread on path-breaking concepts, thus honing their interpersonal and communicative skills.
An ardent believer in adopting the latest technologies to integrate educational methodologies, Dr. Monisha Sharma has introduced novel concepts such as Caterpillar to Butterfly, Jolly Phonics and Research and Development to imbue the vigour for learning and knowledge in the young minds and to mould students into robust global citizens of the 21st century by blending technology with traditional imparting of lessons.
Ma’am’s insatiable quest for knowledge and her determination to take the Lexicon banner to greater heights has led us to be honoured with distinguished awards. Yes, our school- The Lexicon International School, Wagholi now features in the prestigious and highly acclaimed FORBES LIST OF THE GREAT INDIAN SCHOOLS 2018 Special Edition as one of the greatest places to study in the country.The schools featuring in this magazine are some of the country’s best K-12 institutions.
She exudes charm and affection, an image of warmth and gentility personified. With her caring hands she nurtures and fosters little ones, sowing in them the courage to dream and achieve from an early age and making them bloom into confident beings- she is none other than the Director of the Lexicon Kids Mrs. Deepti Sharma
Elegant, enlightened and sagacious, Mrs. Sunita Sharma, the Additional Director of The Lexicon Schools Our Supreme Guiding Angel who is an illustrious idealist and perfectionist. Ma’am has been the recipient of “The Woman of Substance Award” and the “Ideal Principal Award” among a cauldron of many others for her indomitable spirit and exceptional foresight in the genre of education.
I feel humbled to announce that I have been conferred the Best District Principal Award by SOF and The Adarsh Pradhanacharya Puraskar by Mahatma Gandhi Rashtrabhasha Hindi Prachar Sanstha.
It was a matter of immense pride and honour for us to be selected as the Centre for Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) and National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in three consecutive years 2016, 2017 and 2018 with over 600 candidates appearing for the national level examinations in our school each year.
This year, the school also acted as the centre for CBSE Class X and Class XII Board Examinations.
This year witnessed a whole lot of additions in our infrastructural facilities. Along with the grand auditorium and Lexiteria, we now have a full-fledged annexe building with well-ventilated classrooms to cater to the growing number of students. The football turf ground and the sprawling basketball court are two other tempting refurbishments for the students who now have bigger grounds to practise their favourite sports. In addition, the school also witnessed a complete upgrading of the Library and the laboratories for enhanced opportunities for students.
Awards and Achievements
It gives us immense pride and honour to announce that we savoured success once again this year by bagging the Times Education Icons – award as the Best School under the National Curriculum category. The Lexicon Schools have also won the prestigious Certificate of Recognition for their outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
We have also been ranked among the Top 10 Schools in Pune by the prestigious Education World Grand Jury Award
The Lexicon International School, Wagholi has continued with its legacy of accomplishing 100 percent success for Class X CBSE Results in five consecutive years. With pride in our hearts we would like to announce that our school The Lexicon International School, Wagholi has witnessed yet another great achievement with its outstanding results at the Class X and Class XII Board examinations.
Swapnoneel Kayal seized the 1st position with 95.2 % and scoring a perfect 100 in Social Studies.
Ankita Markad stood 2nd with a commendable 95% while
Anwesha Sen followed close with a praiseworthy 94.67 %grabbing the 3rd position in the school.
In addition, the school which witnessed its first batch of Class XII appearing for CBSE Board examination this year has rocked the score charts.
Siddharth Raghuvanshi topped the school in Science with 94.6%
Sumanth Vullamparthi grabbed the 2nd Position with 94.2 %
The 3rd place in the Science Stream was secured jointly by Bineet Singh Chadha and Shubham Bharti with 91.8%.
In the Commerce stream, the girls made the school proud.
Riya Jha seized the 1st position with 92.2%
Neha Khurana grabbed the 2nd place with 90.6%
Khushi Saraswat bagged the 3rd position with 84.6%
The Lexicon International School, Wagholi bagged the illustrious International School Award (ISA) conferred by British Council (UK) for 2016-2019 for the academic excellence and innovation in conducting successful projects with partner schools in the US, France, Switzerland, Germany and Japan.
We are proud and honoured to announce that our school *The Lexicon International School, Wagholi* has been rated among the *Handpicked Top 3 CBSE Schools in Pune* by the reputed online survey portal *ThreeBestRated.com.* KUDOS TO TEAM LEXICON, WAGHOLI .
Today every child at Lexicon, Wagholi feels proud being associated with one of the top schools in the city.
Teachers’ and Staff Achievements-
Two of our teachers Ms. Sunita Biswas and Ms. Aparna Dhar were bestowed with Best Teachers Award for the session 2018-19 by IIHM.
· Our Secondary supervisor Ms. Ashwini Lakka has been honoured with Adarsh Rashtrabhasha Shikshak Puraskar for her contribution towards encouraging students to nurture the National Language.
· Our Pre-primary teacher Ms. Pinky Sharma mesmerized all with her culinary skills at the IIHM Teacher Chef 2018 Award wherein she cracked through the Semi-Final Round to go to the Finals.
A Rendezvous with Universities Abroad-
Senior Secondary students were endowed with the opportunity of being a part of yet another enriching platform wherein they got a glimpse into the myriad higher education options and placements at three top-notch Universities of the US and as many as 7 Universities from various cities of the UK. The general introduction was followed by an interactive session with interested students for proffering greater clarity on the courses.
Seminar on Astrophysics
The students of Classes VI to Xth got an equally illustrious opportunity to interact and attend an enriching seminar on Radio Astrophysics and Pulsar Dynamics presided by Dr. Yashwant Gupta, Chief Scientist of National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The concept has now been included in various capabilities in the Research and Development programme for all students from Classes 5TH to 12th.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD FOUNDATION-
An appreciable number of students appeared for SOF this year. Among the results declared till date as many as
10 students won Gold
6 won Silver
And 6 Bronze in IGKO
In IEO, 10 students bagged Gold medals,
8 won silver
And 8 students received Bronze medals
4 students were awarded Medals of Distinction and 1 student was bestowed with Zonal Excellence award
The results for the other Olympiad examinations are yet to be declared.
5 students won Gold Medals in the Mahatma Gandhi Rashtrabhasha Hindi Prachar Sanstha Competition.
The Lexicon Schools have been the National Winner as the Best Performing School under the National Swacch India Competition 2017-18. 23 students have bagged Achiever awards and as many as 10 students have received the Best Performer school level awards.
Our school has also won the 1st Runner Up trophy at the Regional Finals of SIP Arithmetic Genius Contest, which was held on the 9th of December.
2 teams of 10 students participated in the Wharton University of Pennsylvania Investment competition wherein one of the teams bagged the 16th Position among as many as 1212 schools across Asia. The competition is still running and the teams are working hard to qualify for the second round under the able guidance of their Team Advisor, Mr. Rajib Sanyal, Senior Secondary teacher.
The year 2018 witnessed our school participating in several Interschool competitions. Here is a glimpse into the various events that the Lexiconites of Wagholi took part in and emerged as winners.
· Inter-school Melange Competition at GG International School, Pimpri- Our school was bestowed with the “Overall Best School Achievement Trophy” at the competition for overwhelming participation by enthusiastic students with winners in several categories.
· Yashveer Singh of Class I mesmerized all with his exceptional comic skills bagging the First Position in the Melange Superstars Stand-up Comedy.
· Amrutha Bhawani of Class VII, Aryan Salve of Class VIII and Ms. Ketaki Shinde and Sindhura Rajyam of Class IX were in their oratory best and enthralled the judges with their outstanding Declamation speeches. Each of them grabbed 2nd positions under different age groups and were honoured with Silver Medals.
· The young Karate enthusiasts proved their mettle in the martial art and won as many as 5 Gold medals, 5 Silver medals, 11 bronze medals and 4 Team event trophies.
· Students of Classes VIII and IX showcased their acting caliber by bagging the 3rd Position in the Melange Street Play (Nukkad Natak) competition.
· The Lexiconites of Senior Secondary exhibited their novel model on Water Overloading System at the Melange Train Your Brain Out of the Box Competition and bagged the 3rd Position.
· Aditya Prabhu, the Master Chess player of Lexicon, Wagholi grabbed the First Position once again at the Rapid Chess Tournament Under 13. Aditya also bagged the winning award at the Sakal Schoolympics Chess Tournament scoring 8.5 points out of 9 rounds. He also stood First at the Mattel Scrabble Challenge, Pune Zone and has qualified for the National level round to be held in Mumbai.
· Shourya Salke and Akshit Singh of Class V won Gold and Silver Medals respectively at the Shotokan Global Karate Championship.
Football- The Pune District Mini Football Championship 2018 witnessed 50 students from Lexicon, Wagholi participating in five different categories comprising both boys and girls teams Under 17 and Under 19 levels.
Vedant Nair bagged the Player of the Tournament Award.
16 boys from Under 17 and Under-19 Mini football team had got selected for the National Level Mini Football Championship under the two categories.
4 girls from the Under 19 Mini Football team had been selected for State Level Mini Football Championship to represent Maharashtra
4 boys from U-17 played at the national Mini Football Championship in Goa.
The students also bagged the Runner-up trophy and were awarded Silver Medals at the Finals of the Under-19 Football Taluka Haveli against MIT Gurukul.
Students U 19 age group also participated in the CBSE Football Tournament held at Mumbai for the First Time.
The students of Class 12 proved their skills at the Taluka Haveli Under 19 Badminton match grabbing silver medals by making it to the finals against MIT Gurukul School, Loni.
Shivek Verma, Abhimanyu Sharma and Tusshaar Singh were the champions who rocked the court.
Jaiditya Jona won the ZP Table Tennis event at Balewadi Stadium and got selected for the Zonal Level
Lexiconites proved their mettle in the sport by reaching the Quarter-finals in both ZP as well as CBSE Basketball Tournament.
Shraddha Gadad from UKG bagged the 2nd Prize both at the Rainy District Skateathlon Championship and Silver in 3rd National Skateathlon Competition
Paridhi Budhwar of Class 5 won Silver medals for 3rd State and National Skateathlon competitions held in Goa
Aryan Pawar of Class 8 seized 2 Gold Medals in the same competition
Life at Lexicon is Happiness Abound. It is reflected in the smiling faces of the little angels, in the enthusiastic youngsters taking part in a melange of activities, in the vivacious adolescents learning to brave life’s challenges and in the confident young adults as they gear up to tread the bigger world outside.
So fasten your seat belts and smile all way as you enjoy the glimpses into how we generate smiles across our all-inclusive abode of learning called Lexicon, Wagholi.
“It is a privilege to be able to bear witness to someone’s story when they may not have had the chance to tell it before.”
As a part of SEWA on Women’s Day the school honoured the maushis with a special event which included fun games and a special token of recognition given to each of them for their unflinching service.
On International Labour Day, a special programme was conducted for all the drivers and maushis wherein they were engaged in games and treated with delicious breakfast gou