PRESIDIANS HONOUR THEIR MENTORS ON TEACHER’S DAY
As we all know teachers are the most important part of a child's life so it becomes all the more important to give love and respect to teachers. Teacher’s day is dedicated to Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – the second President of India who was a great academic philosopher and one of the most well-known diplomat, scholar, President of India and above all a great teacher. The students of Presidium Indirapuram celebrated Teacher’s day with great fun and enthusiasm. A special assembly was conducted by students of grade 3. The assembly began with the dance performance on ‘Ganesh Vandana’ followed by the thought and talk highlighting the contribution of teachers in a student’s life. A speech on the life of S. Radhakrishan was presented by the students. A beautiful poem highlighting the importance of a guru (teacher) was recited showcasing the love affection and bond that holds together each and every member of the Presidium family.
CHAIRPERSON, MRS SUDHA GUPTA CONDUCTS AN INCITING SEMINAR ON ‘BEING
‘Shine like the universe is yours’ - Rumi
We all sat enamoured as our honourable Chairperson Sudha Gupta ma’am shared her enlightening insights with a thought provoking and inspiring session on ‘The Power of Being’. With ground breaking mantras of how to lead your life and take control of your emotions, she shared how simple it can be to embrace all that life unfolds before you.
She shared how being complaint free, upset free, responsible, intentional, enrolling and courageous, along with acknowledgment of priceless relationships, acceptance of problems, and honouring your word while you always remember to have fun- these 10 ingredients can make the recipe of life fruitful, wholesome and enriching.
With her 3 Guru Mantras of Being Unreasonable, having a Bigger Context and embracing the Power of Declaration, she stirred our inner selves to strive towards the fitness of our mind, along with our body.
It is here that we understood how in the same fire, clay grows hard and wax melts.
We are truly as amazing as we let ourselves be!
PRESIDIANS SUPPORT ‘FIT INDIA MOVEMENT’ ON NATIONAL SPORTS DAY
'A Healthy Mind Resides in a Healthy Body'- fitness has always been an integral part of our life and culture. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, launched the FIT INDIA MOVEMENT today on the occasion of National Sports Day(Khel Diwas). He proclaimed that the initiative is the need of the hour and will take the country towards a healthier future. Modiji, himself addressed the crowd and appealed everyone to join the fitness drive and make a 'Fitter and Better India'. This nation- wide campaign aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their daily lives. The launch of Fit India Movement was telecasted live on Doordarshan. As a part of the movement, students of Grade 9 also watched the live telecast. The students were informed about the benefits of staying fit. The movement encouraged students to give priority to sports, exercise and yoga to lead a productive and pleasurable life.
CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF LORD KRISHNA ON JANMASHTAMI
Janmashtami is a grand festival celebrated all over India to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna, who is believed to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. To accentuate the significance and importance of Janmashtami, a special assembly was organised at Presidium Indirapuram. The students presented a mesmerising dance performance on the life of Lord Krishna. The assembly began with a thought of the day, followed by the News Headlines. The students clad in traditional dresses, donned the roles of Krishna and Gopikas. A skit was also presented by the Presidians wherein they enacted various facets of Shri Krishna’s life and turned the stage into Vrindavan. and were elated to swing the Krishna Jhoola.
PRESIDIANS CONDUCT AN AWARENESS RALLY ON WATERBORNE DISEASES
Waterborne diseases are caused by drinking contaminated or dirty water. Contaminated water can cause many types of diarrheal diseases, including Cholera, and other serious illnesses such as Guinea worm disease, Typhoid, and Dysentery. To make the community aware of the dangers of contaminated water, a rally was organized by the children of Grade 2 and 3. The young Presidians took the initiative and tried to make their fellow mates as well as other members of the school community aware of the causes of contaminated water, diseases that can be caused by drinking this water and the steps that can be taken to save ourselves
from such diseases. Children made beautiful and informative posters of the different water related diseases like Dengue, Chikungunya etc and chanted slogans. It was really awesome to witness the mass rally by confident children of Grade 2 and 3. A lot of hard work was seen in the way they explored and shared about the water borne diseases.
MASTERING THE CONCEPT OF SERIATION THROUGH MATH GRID
Nursery students of Presidium learnt the relationship between objects on the attribute of size to develop the skill of seriation. Seriation prepares students to see order in numbers and objects thereby helping them to understand that as the number increases, the quantity and size also increases. In this activity, students were provided with a collection of concrete objects and were asked to arrange them on the basis of size in the grid made on the floor. Students were indulged in the activity thereby enhancing their gross motor, observation, comparing, visualisation skills.
STUDENTS PLAY A LITTLE CHARADES TO ENHANCE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Communication is the foundation of relationships and is essential for learning, play and social interaction. So, Theatre is also the key to communication skills. Like all art forms, it allows students to communicate effectively and helps them understand others in a new light (empathy). To enhance their communication skills students of grade 3 participated in an activity in which ten students stood in a line facing the wall and teacher tapped the back of the last child and whispered a statement and the child standing in front of her did the action to show the said statement. Similarly every child tapped the back of the person who is standing in front of her/him and tried to repeat the exact action. At the end, last child spoke the wrong statement due to many reasons like distractions while listening, actions not appropriate etc.Theatre-based methodologies like these help children get things imprinted in their minds in an experiential pattern that lasts longer and easily supports innovation in the later stages of their lives.
PRESIDIANS EXPRESS THEIR LOVE FOR ELDERS ON SENIOR CITIZEN DAY
The World Senior Citizens Day aims to raise awareness about the factors and issues affecting older people, such as deterioration with age and to examine issues that affect their lives such as abuse of elderly people. It is also a day to recognize and appreciate the contributions that older people make to society. The reason for celebrating this day is to thank and acknowledge elders for all that they have done for their children. They sacrifice their entire life in nurturing their relationships. Such a selfless service rendered throughout their life for their family deserves some importance. That is the reason why World Senior Citizen Day was celebrated in Presidium Indirapuram by students of grade-1. They dedicated this day for the elders of their family. They took this opportunity to acknowledge their love and efforts.
PRESIDIANS MEET VICE PRESIDENT SHRI VENKAIAH NAIDU ON RAKSHABANDHAN
ARTSY ACTIVITIES GET THE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS STARTING
On August 15, 1947, India got her freedom and finally broke from the shackles of slavery. People of the country celebrate Independence Day every year with great pomp and show. Grade 3 celebrated this auspicious day with great enthusiasm and pride. Every student contributed towards the preparations and the celebration began with lots of educational and fun filled activities. The gamut of celebration activities held consisted of a collage making activity wherein children brought different pictures related to Independence Day and created beautiful collages. In order to pay respect to our national flag children were given the opportunity to make tricolor fans as a token of belongingness to the country. Children used the saffron, white and green colour papers and made fans for themselves using the paper folding technique.