PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE COLORFUL FESTIVAL OF HOLI WITH ARDOUR
Holi is the festival of colours, one of the most awaited festivals in the country and celebrated by Hindus all over the country. The festival is celebrated with much joy and vigour all across the country, especially in North India. It’s one of those festivals that brings out the child in everyone. And our students had real fun narrating the story of Hiranyakashyap, a mighty demon who beat the gods and became the master of the universe. They showed an incredible zeal of celebration while doing the activity of making the multi-coloured hues of happiness “Spring Tree” from the kite paper. The session ended with dancing on the foot-tapping numbers creating sweet moments and colourful memories to cherish forever.
AN INFORMATIVE ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR THE PARENTS & STUDENTS
Keeping in tune with the spirit to begin the session of 2022-23 an ‘Orientation Program’ was organized for the parents of new joinees at Presidium. Our School head profoundly welcomed the parents to the Presidium fraternity. The aim of the program was to familiarize the parents as ‘partners in progress, with the curriculum, rules and regulations, teaching methodology, clubs, academies, and the various co-scholastic activities undertaken at the school. During the orientation, session parents were made aware of the school’s philosophy and vision to create leaders of tomorrow by imparting education, free from all prejudices with a focus on holistic development.
As it is rightly said by Benjamin Franklin, ‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn,’ the teaching-learning methodology at Presidium has always been student-centric, to focus on the needs, abilities, interests, and learning styles of the students. Alongside, the sessions on Life skills nurture the child’s ability of decision making and problem-solving. Furthermore the ideology of our beloved chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta Ma’am was highlighted along with her stalwart achievements in the field of education. Parents were also ecstatic to hear about the students who have made us proud and brought laurels through their exceptional performance in Scholastic and Co scholastic arenas. The session concluded with the ‘Vote of Thanks’.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE COMMUNITY HELPERS
Being part of our society, we exhibit social behaviour. Human beings are interconnected and associated with each other in one or the other way. Hence, cannot survive alone. Every human contributes to society. From morning to night, we come across so many people who help us in one small way or another big way, some directly and some indirectly— Our Community Helpers. So, to strengthen and develop a sense of deep understanding about community helpers, the students of grade Prep conducted a fun-filled activity in TBL culmination. Students were dressed up in costumes of community helpers of their choice- doctor, teacher, gardener, housemaid, a rickshaw puller and many more. The students enacted and role-played different types of work done by our community helpers using the tools and props - stethoscope, marker, blackboard, weighing scale, iron, whistle, stick, etc.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE INFINITE STRENGTH OF WOMEN
8th March is observed as International Women’s Day. This day brings many things for women – a cause for celebration, a reason to pause and re-evaluate a remembrance, an inspiration, and a time to honor, love, and admire. To honor womanhood, Presidium celebrated International Women's Day, the celebration started by recognizing the contribution and significance of the women. Students made bouquets and were asked to write a few lines for the women in their lives who inspire them and to appreciate their roles in all walks of life.
OM NAMAH SHIVAY! PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE MAHASHIVRATRI WITH ZEAL!
“Lord Shiva is a symbol, a possibility, and a source of tools to transform yourself and create your own life.”
Mahashivaratri is a great festival in Hinduism, celebrated annually with devotion and religious enthusiasm in honour of Lord Shiva, deities of the Hindu Trinity. The literal meaning of Shivratri is “The Great Night of Lord Shiva.” To feel the verve of the festival, a special activity on Mahashivratri was conducted by the little Presidians. The activity started on a pious note by offering heartfelt prayers to Lord Shiva and reciting shlokas. Thereafter students spoke about the significance of Mahashivratri with great zeal and zest. The celebrations concluded with our little Presidians by graceful dance performances and making the poster of Shiva Lingam.
OUR BUDDING SCIENTISTS MARK NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY WITH ARDOUR
National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28 every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by the great Indian physicist Sir CV Raman who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for the same. On February 28, 1928, Raman led an experiment with Indian physicist KS Krishnan, on the scattering of light, when he discovered what now is called the Raman effect. Raman Effect explains the effect on the scattering of light when passing through different materials. Students of Presidium celebrated this day by being little scientists showcasing different experiments on the virtual platform.
ROLE PLAY: PRESIDIANS ENTHRALL WITH THEIR DRAMATIC SKILLS
Presidium organized a role-play competition for Grade 3 students. The objective of organizing the competition was to develop confidence in the students and to promote the skills of effective public speaking among them. The event was a blend of education and fun-filled activities. The roles depicted by them were from different periods, which included ancient history, medieval and contemporary. Getting completely engrossed in the character, the young ones delivered their dialogues with confidence and enthralled the audience with their outstanding performance. It was a great learning experience for the students as they observed the roles of the different characters with interest and curiosity. The competition proved to be a great learning experience for the students.
STUDENTS BUILD THEIR VOCABULARY WITH PICTURE READING ACTIVITY
Reading in its fullest sense involves weaving together words and comprehension in a fluent manner!
To spark curiosity about reading in our young Presidians, a Picture Reading Competition was organized wherein students participated with full zeal and zest. The competition not only helped little Presidians in exploring early reading skills but also engaged them in an altogether new learning experience. The competition started with the teacher showing a picture to the kids and they were asked to identify what they see in the picture and to think about the information on the chart and what they want to say about it to generate a sentence. Students simply identified what is going on in each picture and found meaning in text and pictures. Students were assessed on their dynamic vocabulary, comprehension, and expression. The children were very excited and enjoyed the activity thoroughly. It was wonderful to see how our young readers decoded visual images and made meaning from visuals.
STUDENTS SHOWCASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH ONLINE QUIZ COMPETITION
A quiz is a good way of testing as well as improving one’s general knowledge. It also gives us training in thinking fast and expressing ourselves properly. The objective to organize a Quiz competition is to evaluate the knowledge of the participants within academics as well as beyond academics and to make them familiar with the prospects of quizzes and the objectives of questions. There are special quiz programs in subjects like Sports, Cricket, English Literature, Science, Politics and so on and they come under one umbrella which is General Knowledge.
To make it more interesting we at Presidium conducted an Online General Knowledge Quiz Competition on MS Forms and students of Grade 1 participated independently with lots of enthusiasm and zeal.
PRESIDIANS PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR BRAVE FREEDOM FIGHTERS!
We all know that our country's struggle for Independence was the culmination of the individual and collective sacrifices of crores of freedom fighters. Their stories of courage and determination are an inspiration to all of us today, as we celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the 75th Year of Independence. Just as these heroes worked with a deep sense of patriotism for their country, we urge India's next generation to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of our freedom struggle. To the nameless and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle, Grade 4 offered their humble tribute in the form of the Virtual Assembly and gave a salute to them for their bravery and courage.