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CHIREC is affiliated to and accredited by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a name that spells quality and excellence. The CBSE envisions a robust, vibrant and holistic school education that will engender excellence in every sphere of human endeavour. The Board is committed to providing quality education to promote intellectual, social and cultural vivacity among its learners. It works towards evolving a learning process and environment, which empowers the future citizens to become global leaders in the emerging knowledge society. CBSE, The Board advocates Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation with an emphasis on holistic development of learners.

CHIREC CBSE commits itself to providing a stress-free learning environment that will develop competent, confident and enterprising citizens who will promote harmony and peace.

CHIREC takes pride in being a CIE school affiliated to the University of Cambridge. Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. Cambridge International Examinations is recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) – the regulator of examinations in England – to award qualifications.CBSE Schools IN HYDERABAD

CHIREC Cambridge understands the meaning of excellence in education and relentlessly pursues its vision of achieving International standards in education. We aim to develop Cambridge learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged – equipped for success in the fast-changing modern world.

Exchange Program

At CHIREC our Exchange Programs give our students an opportunity to broaden their horizons and appreciate different cultural perspectives. We give our students the opportunity to study, flourish, and work in different global contexts helping them develop into future leaders and citizens who recognize the significance of cooperation, understanding, and compassion.

  • Student Exchange Programme at CHIREC (2017-2018)

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    CHIREC hosted 15 students & 4 teachers of Labourdonnais College, Mauritius, as a part of the 6-day Student Exchange Programme from 26th Nov ’17 to 1st Dec ‘17. Each student was assigned a host family, who took good care of them and served regional cuisine. In school, the guests were given a warm welcome in the traditional Indian style during the special cultural assembly, followed by the school tour and interaction with the CHIREC students, faculty members, principals of both the sections and the Director. M

    During their time at CHIREC, Labourdonnais College students attended English Language, Business Studies and Psychology classes with the International section students of CHIREC. They visited the sports facilities and played table tennis and volleyball. They attended Art class, Music class, the Clay Modelling class where they used the potter’s wheel and made decorative pots and flowers and the Home Science Lab where they learnt how to prepare two South Indian delicacies.

    During their spare time, the school took the guests to various tourist spots in Hyderabad, such as the Ramoji Film City, Golconda Fort, Salarjung Museum, Charminar and Qutub Shahi Tombs. The guests purchased the Bidri craft articles, lacquer and pearl jewellery from the old city, and thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Shilparamam where they purchased Indian handicrafts, souvenirs and ethnic dresses. They also relished the Hyderabadi Biryani and Mughlai food at the city restaurants.

    On the last day, the students of Labourdonnais College, Mauritius, were given a grand farewell. They were invited to take part in the carnival wherein the CHIREC students presented about the colourful festival of Mardi Gras. Later, the Mauritian students showcased their talents by singing and dancing to their traditional and popular songs, while collaborating with CHIREC students during the presentations. A Mauritian student delivered a speech about Mauritius and its beautiful islands, and extended an invitation to CHIRECians to visit them. The guest faculty members thanked CHIREC for the hospitality and the cultural showcase. The guests were gifted goodie bags containing a CHIREC t-shirt, jacket, mug and magazine; they also received traditional block-print gowns, Kashmiri scarves, khadi kurtis, etc.

    It was a great experience for the host and the guest school, and we anxiously look forward to another wonderful collaboration in near future.

    Mr. Shafeeq Soobadar, Director and son of the founder of the Labourdonnais College, Mr. Houmayoun Soobadar: “The world is becoming a global village and people of different backgrounds and origins should all stick together as then we can achieve a lot. Friendship is important and distance should not be a problem. CHIREC & Labourdonnais College share the Cambridge curriculum and can share knowledge and the way of teaching. Both the schools insist on holistic development for our children. While, Mauritius has 1.3 million people and has one culture and habit, meeting different cultures is rare and is a unique experience. In Mauritius, the school environment is completely different. Here, first thing I notice is the positive environment. The students are disciplined and well behaved. The cultural exchange programme has given a clarity and the experience of the Indian culture to all the students and staff. This is the second time I am visiting Hyderabad and it is the loveliest city in India. When I came for the first time, I was amazed by the city. I wanted my students to come and see how Hyderabad is growing fast and evolving.”

    Sajjaad Sunnooman, Economics Teacher :“This is our first exchange programme. Our staff were reluctant at first to travel this long distance and we took 2 months to plan this. I would like to thank the management team, teachers, and students who accommodated us. The hospitality was beyond my expectation and imagination. It was unbelievable and we were not expecting it. The host families did not allow us to pay. The students have been asking me how will they exchange this money in Mauritius, there is nothing to buy in rupees. We were not expecting that there will no expenses. Students would like to come back with their families. About the teaching at CHIREC, the methodology is quite different. Teachers allow the students to develop their skills in what they are good at.”

    Oliver Owen Gaetan Joseph, Head Boy 2017-18 “It was a great experience. The people of Hyderabad are very friendly and they mingled with us very well. They have a sense of oneness and togetherness and treated us like king. We went to many attractions such as Charminar, Museum, etc, where we discovered the Hyderabadi culture, style and art. We attended a class on sociology and they were talking about how emotion can act on someone and how you can influence someone’s perception. We even attended Business Studies class, where we studied type of advertising that is informative and persuasive. This helped me as we study same subjects in our college. The takeaway for me from the experience is the sense of cooperation and oneness, I experienced here. I am going to try to instil it in my friends and family and show them how we were treated and treat others likewise.”

    Melanie Shannen Typhis, Head Girl 2017-18 : “It was my 1st time travelling in a plane. There are some stereotypes about India that it is polluted, and dirty. When we were transiting through Chennai, it was very polluted and people were driving like crazy. In Mauritius, it is not normal. When we came to Hyderabad, my expectations changed. It is not so polluted and people are friendly. I enjoyed staying with my host family. I was not homesick. We had breakfast and dinner together. I was lucky to have found my family in them. CHIREC is a big school and people here talk to u even if they don’t know you. We attended Business Studies and English classes. I prefer English. It was interesting the way teacher teach their students with video projection. Our generation understands something when we see with our eyes because everything is digital. It was very interesting. Ramoji Film City was my favourite place. I knew some of the places there as I watch Indian movies. We went for rides, had lunch and took pictures & videos.”

    Marie Alycia Michelle “I attended the science class and learnt about cells and what do cells constitute of. The school took us to the museum, which was a really nice place. We also visited Ramoji, where we enjoyed all the rides. I really liked the way people treated us here. I really liked my host and their hospitality. I made a lot of friends. Basically, I thought t it was going to be like I don’t know her, I won’t talk to her but it was otherwise. They talked to me and played with me especially my host family. I would like to tell my friends back home about the hospitality that we received here and I would like to say that when people give you too much, don’t abuse.”

    Marie Christabella Annais Charlot :“Indian is different from our country and we experienced a new culture. The people are very friendly and I don’t want to leave them. It was amazing. I really like the Shilparaman market, which had traditional dresses and sandals at good prices. CHIREC students here are so friendly. We have the same subjects and books. We attended the Clay Modelling class, which was a new experience as we don’t have this in our school.”

    Bibi Haajarah Dhoomun : “I really loved coming to India and I did not think it would be such a great opportunity. We spent an incredible time here. Everyone was nice and caring. The host families treated us like families and I feel really touched. I don’t want to leave India, I want to stay here. Classes are very different from Mauritius as we don’t have video projection to discuss topics.”

    Charles Yohan Alexandro Chan Lok :“Everything was well organised especially Ramoji Film City, which was a wonderful experience. I really liked the host family with whom I stayed. We attended the commerce and the sociology classes, which were very instructive as we have same syllabus.”

    Haadiyah Bibi Dhoomun: “It has been a very nice experience. We were welcomed with garlands. We attended the Psychology and Business Studies classes, where they showed us an informative video. It was very different. People at CHIREC are very friendly. We were taken to the Inorbit mall, where we had Italian lunch. We also went to Shilparamam and Ramoji Film City. On our last day at CHIREC, we performed on Exo Growl, during the morning assembly.”

    Bilal Oozeer: “It was an awesome experience. I don’t have a word to describe it. It was amazing. We enjoyed and had lots of fun. We played with the CHIREC band and they were very friendly. We practiced once and performed during the assembly on our last day. We even attended Business Studies classes, which I thought is similar to our school. Ramoji Film City was the best.

    Humairah Bibi Faatimah Dhoomun:  “It was a very nice experience and we got to share our cultures. Ramoji Film City was very nice and we saw a film shooting. At CHIREC, we attended the biology class, where we were taught with a projector. The teachers explain in detail.”

    Shiekh Muhammad Ibrahim Bin Muhadjir Jaunbocus:  “My experience of this programme was very good. The school is very nice and we attended the Biology & Home Science classes. I didn’t make many friends but learnt about the culture. Ramoji Film City was my favourite place. It is so colourful and big.”

    Irfan Oozeer:  “Hyderabad is a very beautiful city. It is the most beautiful in India. The people here are well educated and have good manners. I am really happy to come here and I will come again. I also liked the host family. They were like my own family.”

    Samuel Jean Christopher Lamto “It was an amazing experience. The whole school is very nice and big. All students are very friendly. It is like our school. Hyderabad is very beautiful and clean. I would like to come later again. My favourite was the Ramoji Film City, from where I got tattoos.”

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  • Student Exchange Programme at Labourdonnais College, Mauritius (2016-2017)

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    CHIREC International encourages students to attend Exchange Programs to learn as much as they can about the cultures of other countries. In May, Ms. Snehalatha and Ms. Manju Sharma accompanied 12 9th Grade students on their Exchange Programme to Labourdonnais College in Mauritius, for a period of 2 weeks. The group basked in Mauritian culture and the highlight of their trip was their meeting with the President of the Mauritius. Students from Labourdonais College are likely to visit CHIREC in October 2017.

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  • Student Exchange Programme at Thayer Academy, Massachusetts (2016-2017)

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    From the 20th to 29th of April 2017, a group of 12 students (from CBSE and IB) and 2 teachers (chaperones) attended our annual exchange program with the Thayer Academy in Boston, Massachusetts. During this program, students volunteer to travel and live with host families in the United States and participate in the cultural, social and educational exchange between students of both CHIREC and Thayer Academy.

    The ten-day program saw a series of events planned for the students, which involved living and travelling locally with the host families, attending classes to see how things are similar and different in the two schools, being a part of the games to know about some new sports, attending the cultural events of the host school planned during the week and getting to travel in and around Boston to experience the city.

    The objective of the program was to let the high school students experience living independently but in a secure environment, to give them a chance to make decisions, network with people and get to know the world outside. It also gave youngsters from both countries opportunities to learn about each other’s country, their culture and practices and learn from each other.

  • Collaboration with Heddington Primary School, United Kingdom (2015-2016)

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    One of the prime objectives of the International curriculum is to go global. In another major step taken by CHIREC International towards providing opportunities to groom the students into confident and reflective individuals, CHIREC has tied up with Heddington C.E Primary School, Heddington, United Kingdom.

    The theme of this collaboration project is ‘Getting to know the culture of each other’s countries’ wherein the students of Stage 3 will be actively involved with the 3rd graders of Heddington Primary to understand each other’s culture and the way of life. This project will enable the students to express their experiences and understanding, as well as expand their horizons to gain a global outlook. The students of Heddington have sent letters to our students introducing themselves and wanting to know about our students and the school. Our 3rd graders worked in groups to write interesting letters detailing the school, routine at school, and their interests.

    Over the next two weeks, students from CHIREC will talk to the students at Heddington about the festivals we celebrate, the dresses of different states , the cuisine, the dance, and the music of India, through pictures, presentations, and videos.

    As a continuation of the collaboration exercise with the students of Heddington Primary,U.K, the students of Stage 3 B took the aspect of the Food and Cuisine of India today. They intended to make the 3rd grade students of Heddington school aware of the fact that India is a country of gastronomical delights and the spice and delicacies from all parts of the country are enjoyed by people all over the world.

    Students of Stage 3 B were enlightened by Krish Malpani on the recipe of making the all time favourite Rajasthani sweet- CHURMA. They were all delighted to know that his mother had sent CHURMA for all the students They all took a small helping of the sweet. The sweet was well liked by everyone in the class. Some of the expressions used by his friends were- DELIGHTFUL ! NUTRITIOUS ! MOUTH WATERING!

    The collaboration has generated tremendous excitement amongst the students and they are looking forward to having few more interesting activities for Heddington students during the entire week.The students have been curious to know about the schedule of the next collaboration exercise.

    In continuation with the activities planned to showcase our culture to Heddington Primary, U.K , Students of Stage 3 A gave an insight about the Dance and music forms of India. Kinnera Potluri and Sai Pravalika presented Kuchipudi dances while Alisha Patwardan presented a graceful Kathak dance. The students also danced to an energetic Bhangra tune and sang the evergreen prayer song-Ek Tu Hi Bharosa . Manya Agarwal gave a melodious rendition of a Hindustani music song.

    Students of Stage 3 C wore traditional dresses of different states and had an impressive ramp walk with the objective of highlighting the colourful costumes of our people.

    Not to be left behind, students of Stage 3 D shared information by means of a presentation on different festivals celebrated in India namely Diwali, Dussera, Holi,Onam, Eid, Rakhi and Sankranti emphasizing on the aspect of bonding,sharing and togetherness amongst the families during the festivals.

    Their enthusiasm knew no bounds as the students in groups decorated diyas and rakhis ,made Diwali lanterns and also drew and coloured intricate Rangoli designs to give an idea about the festivity associated with festivals celebrated in India. The pictures and video shoots have been shared with the Head of Heddington Primary,Mr Martin so that the students of Class 3 at Heddington will be able to know about India.

    We have compiled the gamut of activities done at school by our students to give shape to this project

  • Student Exchange Programme at Thayer Academy, Massachusetts (2015-2016)

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    CHIREC students and faculty visited the Thayer Academy in Boston for a student exchange programme from the 8th to 23rd of April, 2016. During their time at Thayer Academy, the CHIREC faculty and students observed different teaching strategies utilized in the learning process at the Thayer Academy.

    Apart from sharing our own traditions and family values with our hosts during our interactions with them, the students from CHIREC appreciated the cultural heritage of the Boston, and witnessed the age-old Boston Marathon. The students experienced the cultural differences in the dignity of labour, the ownership that the students at Thayer Academy take of their education, and the all-around courteousness of the people.

  • Student Exchange Programme at CHIREC (2014-2015)

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    The school made a promising start to the year by hosting the students and mentors of the Thayer Academy, Boston, USA, as part of our long standing exchange program with the school. The guests spent a week at CHIREC, taking in the flavors of the culture and life in India through their stay with our students’ families, their experiences at CHIREC, and also through their tourist visits to the cultural hubs of Hyderabad.

    My experience at CHIREC was amazing! Everyone here was so kind and welcoming. The campus was so beautiful and open. The classes were much smaller than at my school, but were cool to watch. Here in Hyderabad, it was nice to see such a different culture and way of life. At CHIREC, I had a great time and met so many nice people. My trip here was so special and will remember it forever!

    My experience of CHIREC has been one I will not forget. I didn’t know what to expect of the school when I first decided to come to India, but when I first stepped on to the campus, I knew it was a special place. CHIREC is very different from my school, Thayer Academy, but the students and faculty are just as, if not more, welcoming and friendly. After observing quite a few classes spending time with a few students, and participating in a few sports activities. I realized that CHIREC is a one of a mind place and I feel so lucky to have been able to spend time here during my stay in Hyderabad.

    Ever since I visited CHIREC five years ago, I have wanted to bring my wife, Joyce, to experience the warmth and hospitality of the CHIREC family and all the Indian people. Joyce has become as infatuated as I with Indian culture, and we have made some learn friends whom we hope to entertain in the U.S. soon.

    The people of CHIREC were so welcoming and allowed me to experience the best time I could. I absolutely loved the Battas, my host family and became very close with them. I can say I will deeply miss them. It was such a different culture here in Hyderabad compared to Boston, but it was extremely mind opening and interesting to learn about. Playing the game cricket was so fun and I cannot wait to return to the U.S. and share my experiences with Thayer and my family. Thank you for such a wonderful time!

    I had so much fun at CHIREC! I was a little apprehensive about coming to India, but CHIREC welcomed us with open arms. I will always remember this amazing experience. Trisha and Bindu Batta were the best hosts. I could have ever asked for and I plan to stay in touch with them. Thanks again to everyone who made this unforgettable trip possible.

    Visiting the class rooms was both interesting and joyful for me as I wanted to capture the enthusiasm and love of learning of the students and the affection between the students and teachers. The colours of India were a joy to behold and I felt i was watching a fashion show as I travelled around. I feel I have made many new friends that I will hold in my heart.Thank you to all the teachers who accompanied us each day and the students who were friendly, helpful, and welcoming.

    I am very glad that I came on this exchange trip. It really exceeded my expectations. All of the sights that we got to see were just amazing. One thing that I think could be changed would be the scheduling. It seemed that this week no one was around. I wasn’t able to see as many classes as I would have liked to, but other than that this trip was excellent.

  • Student Exchange Programme at Thayer Academy, Massachusetts (2013-2014)

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    The student exchange programme to Thayer Academy from 25th April to 8th May, 2014 was a splendid experience. 12 students and 2 faculty members made these two weeks very memorable both for themselves and for those they came across.

    Being greeted by the coordinator, Jim Pickle, and the host families on arrival, set the tone for a very purposeful association. There was absolutely no anxiety and we were all instantly accepted for who we were. The only anxiety that gripped us was our ability to withstand the weather. It was cold, windy and raining.

    Come Monday the 11th, and our visit to the school amazed us. Meeting the staff, management, and the students was very pleasant. Schedules for classroom attendance was handed over to each one of us. The classes in progress gave us an idea of their teacher- student relationship and teaching styles. Here, it must be mentioned that CHIREC does not stand far behind. For the rest of the week, daily visits to Boston by train was arranged. We visited the JFK Museum, the Science Museum, the Omni Theatre at Harvard University, the Prudential Building, the Boston Public Park, and the Trinity Church, amongst other tourist places of interest. We also had the pleasure of whale watching. At Braintree, we visited the Plymouth Plantation, the Wrentham mall, the Braintree Mall, and other places as well.

    The visit had a purpose, and it was fulfilled more than 100 percent, getting to understand their best teaching practices and the American culture. We are all richer for the experience.

    CHIREC’S student exchange programme is going to go places, and Thayer Academy is just the start.

  • Student Exchange Programme at Thayer Academy, Massachusetts (2012-2013)

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    The third successful and most fruitful trip to Thayer Academy from CHIREC. The CHIREC team comprising of 12 students accompanied by Mrs Rani left to BOSTON on 17th May, 2013, for a fortnight long trip. They had a successful and memorable trip which helped them to enhance their skills both scholastic and co-scholastic. The students stayed with American families and had to report to school on all the working days by 8 am. After attending the classes the students were taken for sightseeing in and around BOSTON to places such as the John F. Kennedy Library, Whale watch, Science Museum, Aquarium, Plymouth plantations, visit to MIT and shopping at New Burry Street and Braintree Malls.

    The programme was a good learning experience for the students who were able to get thorough insight about the American family values along with their food habits and customs. The host families also enjoyed the love and affection shared by our students along with the Goodies and souvenirs.

    Finally the team had to bid farewell to Thayer Academy and Boston on 31st May, 2013 and reached Hyderabad on 2nd June. An unforgettable experience is how they described it.

  • Student Exchange Programme at Thayer Academy, Massachusetts (2011-2012)

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    CHIREC Senior Secondary students are given the opportunity to visit Thayer Academy at Braintree, Massachusetts on a Student Exchange Programme. This programme aims to:

    >> Increase the participants’ understanding of other cultures.

    >> To improve their language skills.

    >> Broadening their social horizons and sample cultural differences.

    >> An exchange student typically stays with a host family for the duration of the stay.

    >> Our students attend classes and are totally immersed in the daily school routine at Thayer.

    >> Sightseeing expeditions are planned to explore Boston City and the Boston harbour for Whale watching.

    >> The Boston Science Museum is an amazing learning experience.

    >> One of the highlights of the visit is a trip to MIT, the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where students get an intimate view of life in MIT from our alumnus Ms Aakriti who takes great pleasure in meeting students from her Alma Mater.

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