Iffat Ibrahim, Chirec International School, Hyderabad

Chirec is an international school that was established to provide a strong and holistic academic foundation to students. Ms. Iffat Ibrahim has been the principal of the school since 2011. Chirec is situated in Hyderabad. The school offers CBSE, IB and Cambridge curriculum.
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The vision of the school is to provide quality education to students and achieve overall excellence. Appreciation for green initiatives, emphasis on community service, and development of a multicultural, multilingual and tolerant student community are some of the special features of the school. While teachers are appreciated for achieving best results, there are also incentive plans designed to reward and retain best teachers. Ms. Iffat said, “Merit pay and career ladders are intended to provide financial incentives, varied work and advancement opportunities for seasoned teachers.”
As part of the evaluation process teachers receive continuous feedback from their seniors and the principal. To further help the teachers improve their teaching techniques there is also a 360-degree feedback in place comprising students, parents, section in-charge and the principal.

Safety Measures
The school campus has a solar fencing, a strict entry policy for visitors, CCTV cameras and a female attendant in the school buses. Ms. Iffat added, “Behavioural Counsellors conduct sessions for parents about various aspects of child development.”
Students are also made aware of cyber crimes through sessions organized by experts.

Ms. Iffat said, “CHIREC MUN has become a much awaited event in Hyderabad School calendar. Students run a blog. CHIREC has an Exchange Program with Thayer Academy, Massachusetts, USA. “

Contribution to society
Chirec students actively participate in community service programs. The school has adopted a government school in the neighbourhood where Chirec students interact with them regularly. During ‘Daan Utsav’ students purchased bags, books and stationery kits for under-privileged kids.
They have also worked with children from Sweekaar Upkaar and MNJ Children’s cancer hospital.

Awards and Recognition
In 2015 Education World ranked Chirec 1stin Day Schools and 3rd in International Day Schools in the State. In the same year Chirec also received Brainfeed’s ‘School Excellence Award’.
In 2014 Chirec was ranked 2nd in the state by Digital Learning Magazine. In the same year Mrs. Ratna Reddy, the director of the school was awarded the prestigious ‘International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award’.
Prashi Joshi is the Winner of Aros Cup 2014 in the U-15 Girls category. Dhruvika Sahni was selected as the Brand Ambassador for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project in 2014. In 2013 Mrs. Ratna Reddy was awarded ‘Outstanding Achiever Award’ by FICCI Flo. Gaurika Reddy won the first place in the Painting Competition organized by Times of India in 2013.
Shloka Reddy was awarded ‘Outstanding Child prodigy Award’ for classical dance.

Admission Process
Entry is based on vacancies and first come first serve basis. No screening procedure for students seeking admission till class 5.

Few Alumni Names
Samarth Bajaj – Actor cum Producer for Short Films
Nabeel K. Adeni – Social Media Evangelist, Consultant, Change maker, aspiring Policy maker
Minakshi Shekar – Actor, Journalist, Creative and Editorial Producer with DQ Entertainment
Prukalpa Shankar – Co-founder at Social Cops
The school was established in 1989. Please visit the school website www.chirec.ac.in for complete details.

Contact info: Address: 1-55/12, CHIREC Avenue, Kondapur, Kothaguda, (PO), Hyderabad – 500 084, Phone: 91 040-44760997-99, Email: office@chirecps.ac.in