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31 August 2023
Aga Khan School, Mundra's Raksha Bandhan tribute to community guardians
Raksha Bandhan is a revered Indian festival celebrating the bond between siblings. This cherished occasion sees sisters tying vibrant threads, or Rakhis, around their brothers’ wrists, signifying an unbreakable bond of affection, as well as a commitment to protection.
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29 August 2023
Aga Khan Education Service, India pioneers for a greener paradigm
In a resounding call for environmental consciousness, two schools a part of the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), India – the Diamond Jubilee High School (DJHS), Mumbai and the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls (DJHSG), Mumbai – collaborated to host an enlightening event, entitled "Climate Change Awareness and Corrective Action", on 21 August 2023. This initiative saw a harmonious convergence of physical and virtual participants from AKES, India students and those from nearby schools and colleges, united by a shared concern for the planet's future.
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17 August 2023
Aga Khan School, Chitravad: Guardians of lions
10 August 2023 saw a remarkable demonstration of commitment to conservation and ecological balance as the students at the Aga Khan School (AKS), Chitravad organised an awareness rally on the occasion of World Lion Day. The event aimed to highlight the crucial role lions play in upholding the balance of the environment and to emphasise the importance of their conservation.
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14 August 2023
Aga Khan School, Sidhpur’s commitment to nurturing the leaders of tomorrow
On 10 August 2023, the Aga Khan School (AKS), Sidhpur, hosted an investiture ceremony to officially welcome students into the student council body, demonstrating the school’s commitment to nurturing leadership and character. With its impressive and solemn atmosphere, the ceremony not only acknowledged but also fostered a sense of pride and duty among the recipients.
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08 August 2023
Parent-child bonding at the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls, Mumbai
The pre-primary section of the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls (DJHSG), Mumbai organised a unique three-day event from 1 to 3 August 2023 with the objective of strengthening the bond between parents and their young ones during their formative years.
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07 August 2023
Aga Khan School, Chitravad roars for tiger conservation
Nurturing a deep love for animals, the students at the Aga Khan School (AKS), Chitravad demonstrated their unwavering commitment to tiger conservation by orchestrating an awareness programme to mark International Tiger Day on 29 July 2023.
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04 August 2023
"Tigers deserve to survive, let's keep them alive," says the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls, Mumbai
Students at the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls (DJHSG), Mumbai celebrated International Tiger Day on 29 July 2023 with fervour, demonstrating their commitment to tiger conservation and environmental awareness. This day served as a reminder of the vital role these majestic creatures play in our ecosystem.
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18 July 2023
Fostering global leadership and cultural exchange
On 15 July, the Diamond Jubilee High School (DJHS), Mumbai welcomed 56 students and 10 facilitators from 17 different countries such as the USA, Tajikistan, Africa and more as part of the annual Global Encounters (GE) Camps.
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30 June 2023
Global Warming: A burning issue addressed by the Aga Khan School, Chitravad's awareness programme
Global warming has become one of the most critical challenges our planet is currently facing. In an effort to address the alarming impact of global warming, the Aga Khan School (AKS), Chitravad in collaboration with the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for India, organised a comprehensive programme to raise awareness about this pressing issue.
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29 June 2023
Embracing technology at the Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai
In a rapidly evolving, technology-driven world, it is crucial to keep up with advancements to avoid stagnation. At the Diamond Jubilee High School (DJHS), Mumbai, these advancements in technology can be seen, particularly with the school’s latest adoption of virtual reality (VR) technology.
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27 June 2023
Diamond Jubilee High School, Hyderabad’s young karate prodigy
Meet the Diamond Jubilee High School (DJHS), Hyderabad’s young karate prodigy, Grade 10 student Mohammed Shareef, who won a silver medal at the 31st All India Karate Federation (AIKF) Karate-Do National Level Championship. This remarkable feat highlights Mohammed’s exceptional talent and dedication, who began his journey under the expert guidance of Mr Balaji at DJHS, Hyderabad.
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08 June 2023
Environmental leaders at the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls, Mumbai
Although we cannot undo the many harms that have been imposed upon the environment, there are numerous positive actions we can take, such as planting trees, adopting sustainable diets and cleaning up rivers and coasts to save our environment.
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05 June 2023
Exploring the exotic: Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai’s field trip to Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary
Exploring the wonders of the natural world is an integral part of education, and field trips are an excellent way to immerse students in real-life experiences to deepen their understanding of the environment.
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13 March 2023
Tiny athletes participate in Super Mini Sports Fest
Laughter, cheering and more could be heard on 11 March at the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls, Mumbai as the school hosted its much-anticipated annual Super Mini Sports Fest.
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05 October 2022
Aga Khan School, Mundra students participate in beach clean-up
To celebrate Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday in India to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, the Aga Khan School (AKS), Mundra participated in a beach clean-up on 2 October.
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29 September 2022
AKES, India wins “School Chain of the Year” in IDA Education Awards
The Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), India won the “School Chain of the Year” award in the K-12 education category for the 2022 India Didactics Association (IDA) Education Awards.
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18 July 2022
Going green at the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls, Mumbai
To commemorate Plastic Bag Free Day, the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls, Mumbai planned various activities across its pre-primary section on 13 July, which also helped raise awareness about the negative impact of plastic on the environment.
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30 March 2022
A night under the stars with the Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai
On 26 March, over 100 students from Grades 5-9, accompanied by teachers, from the Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai spent a night outdoors to learn more about astronomy.
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08 March 2022
Read aloud with the Diamond Jubilee High School, Hyderabad
To commemorate World Read Aloud Day, the Diamond Jubilee High School (DJHS), Hyderabad initiated read-aloud sessions in February for its students.
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04 February 2022
Your voice matters: Powering imagination through stories and monologues
“The tongue can paint what the eyes can’t see”. Chinese Proverb
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28 December 2021
e-School for Preschool: Changing the face of education
“Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love and send them forth in freedom”. Rudolf Steiner
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30 November 2021
Alumni of the Aga Khan Hostel, Hyderabad, reflect on the hostel’s impact on their lives
The Aga Khan Hostel, Hyderabad (AKHH) strives to provide students coming from the underserved regions of India with a safe residential environment, academic, co-curricular and socio-emotional support, and appropriate guidance in various aspects of life.
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26 October 2021
Building capacity through outreach
Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKES,I) has achieved national recognition as a quality institution for education and early childhood development (ECD). AKES,I was ranked eighth as India’s Most Respected Education Brand, and fifth as India’s Most Respected Early Childhood Education Brand by EducationWorld. During the last two years, AKES,I also received nine awards in ECD and has been recognised by the Association of Early Childhood Education and Development in India for its Exemplary Early Childhood Care and Education Practices.
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07 September 2021
We are made of star stuff!
“The most important thing we can learn - or teach - at any School - in a world of perpetual change - is the ability to go on learning.” His Highness the Aga Khan (Kenya, 2011)
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21 July 2021
Aga Khan School, Mundra adds Senior Secondary section (Grades 11 and 12)
With the aim of increasing educational opportunities for students in Gujarat, the Aga Khan School, Mundra (AKSM) achieved affiliation with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in October 2020 to offer higher secondary education. As a result, students will now be able to seamlessly transition from pre-primary to higher secondary in their own town.
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28 June 2021
English teacher at Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai, receives award for excellence in lesson planning
Ms. Mubaraka Fanuswala is one such passionate teacher and the Primary Section Head of the English Department at the Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai (DJHSM), managed by the Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKES,I). AKES,I has been ranked amongst the country’s top 10 most respected education and early childhood education brands by EducationWorld India.
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11 May 2021
Never refuse to reuse – let’s upcycle!
In India, National Science Day seeks to celebrate science and our environment. National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February in honour of the renowned physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman and his discovery of the Raman effect. In 1928, Raman discovered an effect wherein deflected light changes amplitude and wavelength when light sources pass through transparent materials. He was subsequently awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930.
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26 April 2021
Aga Khan Preschool, Thorala named most nature-friendly preschool in Gujarat by EducationWorld India
The Aga Khan Preschool in Thorala, in Rajkot, Gujarat, won two awards from EducationWorld India for being the most Nature-Friendly Preschool in the Gujarat State and the seventh most Nature-Friendly Preschool in India.
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02 March 2021
Go Green, Grow Green: Students and staff embrace eco-friendly approaches to reduce their carbon footprint
“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gaylord Nelson
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22 February 2021
Nurturing leadership during COVID–19
‘Enriching lives by creatively enhancing and sustaining quality education in a relevant global environment’ is the vision of Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKES,I). It is one of the many reasons why the Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai (DJHSM), had its very first virtual Investiture Ceremony in August 2020 for the newly elected Student Council.
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19 February 2021
Fitness Week at the Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai
“Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” World Health Organization
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11 February 2021
A Trailblazing Teacher: Aga Khan Education Services Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science
For many years, women have been underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), yet there is no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls considering a career in these domains.
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18 January 2021
Aga Khan School, Mundra staff use science creatively to improve the quality of their environment for future generations
Waste is everywhere and is generated from all aspects of society all over the world. Waste, and how it is managed, can wreak havoc on our world and create long-lasting damage.
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15 December 2020
Head Teacher at Aga Khan Preschool, Botad shares her journey of awakening the digital learner within
In keeping with AKDN’s spirit of lifelong learning, Mrs. Amita Mithani, Head Teacher at the Aga Khan Preschool, Botad, has learned to use technology at the age of 57. She has transcended the physical barriers and reached out to every child under her care, despite the challenging circumstances schools all over the world have faced in 2020.
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30 November 2020
Students at The Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai, enhance analytical skills in nationwide coding competition
“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.” Stephen Hawking
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30 November 2020
Verse Drama: A Dramatic Rendition of Poems
“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” Maya Angelou
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30 November 2020
A Journey into the Mind’s Eye
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
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30 November 2020
Independence Day – celebrating ‘freedom’ virtually across the Aga Khan Network Schools in India
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela
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30 November 2020
Teachers – Our Beacons of Hope
To mark the birth anniversary of India’s second President, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, every year on 5th September teachers are honoured for their service to society.
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31 August 2020
Mandela Day – Drawing inspiration from Nelson Mandela
“I don’t have much experience of speaking in front of a camera and preparing for an online competition was really tough. I’m sure it was also difficult for the organizers to put together the event. But Online Elocution was such a great learning experience for me. During this crucial year of my life, while sitting at home in this time of distress, this competition really boosted my self-confidence,” shared Iqra Khoja, a grade 10 student, winner from the Aga Khan School, Mundra.
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31 August 2020
Face Masks for humanity – an initiative of Aga Khan Preschools (video)
5,000 face masks in less than two weeks, that’s what volunteers from the Aga Khan Preschools in India sewed and delivered to underprivileged people in their neighbourhood villages.
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24 July 2020
Wellbeing and family bonding makes for happy living
More than ever the teachers, parents and students of Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKES,I) are revelling in feelings of wellbeing and positivity. Why? The answer lies in a simple but creative combination of dads, kids and yoga; and all as a result of the pandemic lockdown.
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24 July 2020
Face Masks for humanity – an initiative of Aga Khan Preschools
With the interest of the community in mind, Aga Khan Preschools (AKP) resolved to contribute, by making face masks available to people in the villages, especially to the underprivileged population in the areas in which they operated.
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24 July 2020
100 days of lockdown at AKES, India
The pandemic, Covid-19, struck the world, forcing several countries into a nationwide lockdown and shutting schools. Students and parents were left confused and anxious. Under these difficult circumstances, Aga Khan Education Service India (AKES,I) converted ‘lockdown’ into an opportunity so that the dreams and aspirations of students do not get locked-down too and education continued.
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26 June 2020
Young Students “learning from home”
How do nursery school classes happen at home?
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23 June 2020
Environment Week at AKES India
‘One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken’ - Leo Tolstoy
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09 June 2020
Teachers Continue to Inspire and Nurture Young Minds in Unprecedented Times
As keyworkers – along with many others – teachers have demonstrated how vital their roles are in the functioning of a robust society.
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29 May 2020
Looking after each other - Aga Khan School, India style
Ask anyone from pre-schoolers to university graduates, office workers to musicians, what they miss during the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, and most will tell you it’s human contact.
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25 May 2020
Home is where our story begins
Dealing with Zoom meetings and a workflow thrown into disarray can be difficult.
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30 April 2020
Equality begins at home
Not too long ago when people could still gather in person, India celebrated Women’s Day.
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16 March 2020
Grammar Fest at Aga Khan School, Mundra
“English will enable graduates to participate fully on an international stage, while mother-tongue instruction will allow students to access the wisdom of their own cultures.” – His Highness the Aga Khan
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13 March 2020
Aga Khan School, Sidhpur recognized as an ‘Emerging High Potential School’
"An education must equip students with the tools that enable them to adapt and thrive, in a world characterised by change." - His Highness the Aga Khan
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12 March 2020
Climate Emergency - Wake Up Call!
“Climate change is a major threat to much of the developing world, and it needs to be looked at with great care” – His Highness The Aga Khan
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29 February 2020
Students from rural Gujarat make friends from around the world
“Diversity is not a reason to put up walls, but rather to open windows. It is not a burden, it is a blessing" - His Highness the Aga Khan.
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12 February 2020
World Read Aloud Day 2020 : Every book you've ever read is just a combination of 26 letters!
Reading aloud, even for adults, is a fun, easy way to connect people, while at the same time improving listening skills and vocabulary.
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30 January 2020
Making a difference where it matters!
“… We sometimes give too little attention to the schools which prepare young children for life itself - in all of its holistic dimensions. And yet the evidence accumulates steadily showing that an investment made in the earliest, pre-school years can bring enormous dividends as a child proceeds from one level of education to another.” – His Highness, The Aga Khan IV
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15 January 2020
Walkathon 2020 - Wake Up, Walk Up!
“Climate change is a major threat to much of the developing world, and it needs to be looked at with great care” - His Highness, The Aga Khan IV, July 2017.
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03 January 2020
The joys of teaching
Rotary Club celebrates a Diamond Jubilee High School, Hyderabad teacher.
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20 December 2019
Outreach Programmes by Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKESI)
"Little children learn through play". That’s the message the Aga Khan Education Service India (AKESI) was promoting in the workshop it held for teachers from pre-schools across Mumbai.
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20 December 2019
Platinum Jubilee High School, Warangal (PJHSW) students excel at state level math’s fest
It was a moment of pride for the students and teachers of Platinum Jubilee High School, Warangal (PJHSW) in India as Miss Vedhakshari, a grade 6 student and Miss Vyshnavi from grade 9 stood second at the state level maths fest (Ramanujan Math Mahostav) conducted by the e-abhyas academy in Hyderabad.
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01 December 2019
AKESI - Striving for excellence
His Highness, the Aga Khan IV, has said that a great school, “will educate its students, not merely to be personally successful, but also to use their gifts to build their communities and enhance the common good to levels beyond our dreams”.
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07 October 2019
Aga Khan School, Mundra named as #1 school at Asia's Biggest Education Event
“An education must equip students with the tools that enable them to adapt and thrive in a world characterised by change.” -His Highness the Aga Khan
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07 June 2019
DJHS, Mumbai does it again
For the 6th time in a row, Diamond Jubilee High School (ICSE), Mumbai (DJHSM) has achieved 100% in the ICSE results.
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10 January 2019
625 Students participate in the Diamond Jubilee High School Annual Sports Day
It was a chilly December morning in Hyderabad and the air at Red Hills GHMC Playground, was abuzz excitement and playfulness.
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12 October 2018
The Second DJHS ABL Mumbai International Conference 2018 - Writing for Peace
My association with Andover Bread Loaf (ABL) began in 1997 when my school, Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai (DJHSM) sent me to Phillips Academy Andover, MA, USA to attend the 2-week teacher workshop under the Interna-tional Academic Partnership (IAP).
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08 October 2018
Revolutionizing Learning through Robotics
Curious and enthusiastic STEM prodigy, Kiriti Redde, a grade 5 student at the Aga Khan Platinum Jubilee High School (PJHS), Warangal, won second place in the state level Guild of Robotics Olympiad 2018 held in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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02 October 2018
Child’s play
Advancing education means starting with toddlers.
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06 June 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Diamond Jubilee High School showcases Excellence in National Curriculum School
This week in India, Mid-Day news presented Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai (DJHSM) with an Excellence in National School Curriculum award.
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20 April 2018
25 years in the making
Aga Khan School, Sidhpur celebrates its Silver Jubilee
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01 October 2017
Big Data Engineer receives a Real-World education
Shashidhar Vugge, an alumnus of Platinum Jubilee High School, is a Big Data Engineer at The Bank of America in the USA. He says “The aim of the school was the overall development of each student – beyond the academics.”
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20 July 2017
REACH (2016-2017 - Volume II)
A Bi-Annual publication of Diamond Jubilee High School, Hyderabad.
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12 July 2017
Aga Khan Students rise to the top in State Board Examinations
Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls, Mumbai (DJG, Mumbai) has done it again. For the third year in a row, 100% of the school’s students passed class 10 in the Maharashtra State Board Examination.
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30 June 2017
June 2017 Newsletter (Vol. 2)
Download the Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls SPARK June 2017 Newsletter.
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02 June 2017
Diamond Jubilee High School, Hyderabad outshines in the Diamond Jubilee Year - A Perfect 10 on 10 GPA Result
Aga Khan Education Services, India (AKES,I) which runs the Diamond Jubilee High School, Hyderabad (DJHS,H), had a fantastic 2016-2017 Academic Year.
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22 May 2017
Platinum Pulse
A Bi-Annual Publication of Platinium Jubilee High School, Warangal - April 2017, Volume 2.
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10 March 2017
Cultural Fest 2016 -2017
Diamond Jubilee High School, Hyderabad organized the "Cultural Fest 2017",  held at the school campus on January 28, 2017, showcasing the talent of the students through various through cultural performances.
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03 February 2017
SPOTLIGHT: Teacher at Diamond Jubilee High School wins NDTV Education Award
Mumbai, India - Ms. Liesel Krishnan, an English teacher at the Diamond Jubilee High School in Mumbai, has been awarded the "Excellence in English Teaching" prize by NDTV. Ms. Krishnan was the winner of the Regional award and a finalist for the National award in the same category.
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23 December 2016
Kalanubhuti Art Festival
Which student doesn’t like their art class? Fine arts, visual or performance art, all are part of the extra curriculum of any good school.
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