Prakash Padukone Inaugurates World Class Sports Hall at Stonehill International School


Bengaluru: Stonehill International School (SIS) celebrated 10 years of holistic international education in a collaborative, stimulating and caring environment. The day also marked the inauguration of the school’s latest world class sports hall. The event was attended by Mr. Prakash Padukone, former World Number 1 badminton champion; Ms. Ashwini Nachappa, former international track athlete; and Ajeet Bajaj & Deeya Bajaj, the first father-daughter duo to scale Mount Everest.

On the occasion, Prakash Padukone, former World Number 1 badminton champion said, “I am extremely delighted that sports and games in the country is picking up. 10 years back, there were more emphasis given on the performance of the academics, but I am happy and impressed to see schools and colleges encouraging children to take part in sports activities. This is my first visit to Stonehill and I am impressed to see the kind of sports facilities that the school is providing. I request parents to support their children to take part in sports and other activities along with academics.”

Stonehill, known for its’ diverse and inclusive culture, is committed to providing stimulating and engaging academics integrated with enhanced opportunities for technological innovation, sports and the arts. Founded by Jitu Virwani, Chairman and Managing Director of the Embassy Group, the school was born out of his belief for the need of an education system that prepares students to be successful in a constantly evolving and competitive environment. “This was the driving force that led to the establishment of a world class IB school that provides students an environment to develop life skills, which helps manage change; encourages taking risks; and nurtures compassion, while creating emotionally balanced and resilient global citizens”, said Jitu Virwani, Chairman and Management.

Simon McCloskey, the Head of School, highlights school’s achievements, “Stonehill International School is now renowned globally as a centre for innovative teaching. We provide a quality IB education to students from almost 40 nationalities. We are an internationally-minded community of spirited learners, dedicated to the development of knowledgeable, caring, confident and responsible global citizens. Our curriculum is designed to provide children with the opportunities to learn about the things that matter in today’s world. We believe that it is important not only to ensure that children reach their full academic potential, but that they also have a positive impact on society and understand how to live a balanced, healthy and fulfilling life. We are very proud of the actions, attitudes and achievements of our students. We have achieved great things in 10 years!”

“Being a student at Stonehill provided me with the perfect environment to learn. I had the freedom and the space to follow my intuition, along with the necessary and strong support from teachers to fall back on when I needed guidance. These two elements made my experience in Stonehill a very valuable one – one I’ll remember forever”, said Vinicius De Paula Sousa, graduate of Stonehill, is now pursuing his higher education at the London School of Economics, UK.

Shashank Rammoorthy, alumnus of SIS says, “Studying at Stonehill has been a great, all-round experience. I’ve learnt so much from my teachers and friends at this diverse school. The students received great support from all of our teachers.” Shashank is now pursuing his higher education at Stanford University, USA.

Stonehill International School (SIS) is a day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18. Stonehill strongly believes in taking students with potential, and supporting and nurturing them in their journey to academic excellence, regardless of the level that they started at.