Sapphire International School has taken its award winning trophies and certificates to another level and in confidence, conveying a strong message "Tell us it is impossible or can't be turned we will turn it over and make it possible" by participating from the 19th of December to the 20th December at the Indian International Model United Nations which is Asia's largest youth conference and winning the over all award. One of the participants from the school was privileged with receiving the best Delegate Award. By this title Award the school has made the city of Ranchi proud and with a bookmark globally "The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible." The conference was for two consecutive days wherein many schools of standards participated. It was well organized in the venue of the DAV school campus at Hehal. IIMNU was divided into five committees Security council, Lok sabha, Disarmament and International Security Committee, ECOFIN and The International press. The students were to discuss, argue and speak on the topics given to them on which they were being evaluated and judged. It was announced that the Best Delegate award goes to Mohini Dewalla (class -11) of Sapphire International School who was outstanding in her discussions and talks. Other students of the school Jayanth, Akansha and Diksha of class 11 were also outstanding. SIS was declared as the best school at the IIMUN Conference awards and the teachers of Sapphire who attended received the best observation award. The principal, teachers and well-wishers at Sapphire International School understand that "The road to success is always under construction" so they always lay the foundation under effective guidance pebble by pebble, till the end and the students are laid in a way that they are always successful and fruit bearing irrespective of any obstacles that come in between them and their goals. In a school like Sapphire one can be rest assured that education along with co-curricular achievements go hand in hand.
It was a proud moment when clad in white and blue Jersey's, 8 students of SIS embarked on a trip to New York, U.S.A, which was soon to become a historic event. On 12th August'16, Surangma Tirkey, Mohini Dewalla, Manas Adukia, Riya Sharma, Chitrolekha Ghosh, Vedant Taneja, Arisia Sahu and Debagni Bera left for New York to participate in the Indian International Model United Nations Conference, which was to be held for the first time in the U.N. Headquarters. After a long and tiring journey, they reached New York on 13th August'16. On 14th August'16, students were taken on a city tour of New York. They visited the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial etc. The conference commenced on 15th August'16, with the hoisting of the national flag of India to mark the 70th independence day of India. This was followed by the opening ceremony where the chief guest was Mr. Kaushik Basu, who is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank. Other attractions of the opening ceremony included performances by dance troupes from Shaimak Davar's institute and the Broadway theatre of New York. Once the celebrations were over, the conference commenced where students were found debating zealously on various issues like Brexit, India- Vision 2020, Role of education in eradicating terrorism, changes in the UNSC etc. Debating continued into the first half of 16th August'16, where students were found aggressively making their statements. Post lunch delegates drew up their working paper which was put up for debate and finally a resolution was adopted. During the day students were taken for a guided tour of the U.N. Headquarters while in the evening they visited the Broadway Theatre to watch the staging of the story ' Finding Neverland'. The act as well as the music mesmerized the children. On the concluding day, a joint session of all the committees was held to discuss on the issue 'Possible changes in the Security Council'. This session was held in the Council Room where delegates had the opportunity to experience a real session. Post lunch Dr. Syed Akbaruddin India's permanent representative at the United Nations since January 2016, addressed the august gathering. He even interacted with the youngsters which was indeed motivating for them. At the end the best delegates of each committee was awarded. Ms. Surangma Tirkey of SIS was awarded the best delegate in the International Press category.
Sapphire International School has been awarded with the International School Award for the term 2015 - 18 by the British Council. SIS is one of the sixty schools in India who received this prestigious International School Award and SIS's performance was marked outstanding. The school had registered itself with the British Council for the International School Award Programme for the session 2014 - 15. All the students of the school from class II to XII were grouped under seven projects, each of which was headed by a teacher concern. During the session the students participated in various activities ranging from art to drama, debate, cookery, games, etc. The topic for class II & III was India & Indonesia and the activities which they did were - batik printing, block printing, puppet making and booklet containing amazing facts. The topic for class IV & V was India & Mexico and the activities which they did were - collage on climate of both India & Mexico, Indian& Mexican dish made with corn and Indian Bhangra& Mexican Harvest Festival. The topic for class VI was India & China and the activities which they did were - paper craft, scroll painting and block printing. The topic for class VII was India & Britain and the games which they played were - Croquet and Kabaddi The topic for class VIII was India & Japan and the activities which they did were - collage on Indian & Japanese culture, preparation of Indian Thali& Japanese bento box, Japanese lantern, dolls & kites and kite festival. The topic for class IX was India & Australia and the activities which they did were - PPT on the poets and poems and enactment of both the poems. The topic for class X - XII was India & Thailand and the activities which they did were - PPT on water scarcity in India & Thailand, Models on water harvesting and symposium on the impact of water scarcity. Mr Dhruba Das, the Principal of the school praised the efforts made by the students and the teachers and gave away the certificates to the teachers who were involved in this project. Ms. Aparajita Das, the H.O.D of SSt. Department who led the project was also felicitated.
Sapphire International School has been ranked as the best day cum boarding school not only in Ranchi but also in Jharkhand for the year 2015 by Education World, India's first education focused magazine.