4th NOVEMBER, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra. Please read on for some interesting news from the Campus….

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

DIWALI CELEBRATION

We had a fun Diwali celebration on Friday 28th October. Teachers showed the children a 14570437_1458833694132205_9043963033512677955_nshort film about Diwali and why Diwali is celebrated in our country. Children had fun making cards and paper Diyas. It was wonderful watching children tapping their feet to Diwali songs and enjoying the sweets and namkeens sent by parents. Thank you parents for making our Diwali ‘sweet’.

 

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Kids enjoyed Halloween celebrations, on Wednesday 2nd November. We had cute looking ghosts and goblins, fairies and witches, Spiderman and batman, prince and princesses all around. We started our morning with the assembly and then gathered on the soccer field for the Halloween parade. Kids carried their Trick or Treat bags and marched around the school campus collecting chocolates and candies from teachers.

MILKING THE COW ACTIVITY

Through the ongoing theme children have been learning the basics of dairy farming and how milk gets to our table.  We have been discussing the steps involved in having milk readily available. Children have been discussing milk products and the process of churning butter the old fashion way.14925718_1465657736783134_6831056151062862929_n

On Thursday 3rd November, to make the learning exciting and interesting, children experienced milking a pretend cow and churning butter.

 

 

WINTER JACKETS

Winter jackets have been issued please make sure that your child’s name is written inside of his/her jackets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Healthy food week Dear parents, as we will be celebrating ‘Healthy food week’ from 7th to 11th Nov., we request you to kindly refer to the almanac and send snacks in children’s snack box accordingly.

Founder’s day Wednesday 16th November – As practices for Founders day presentation are going on in full swing, we will be having Saturday 5th November as regular working day

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

The students of grade IID presented a special assembly on HALLOWEEN on Tuesday, 25th October. The presentation showcased a Halloween party followed by a scary fashion show and a dance on the song ‘Party with the Monster’ where little monsters had fun shaking their legs. Students spoke confidently on how Halloween is celebrated in different parts of the world and how they have fun with ‘Trick or Treat’.

A Special Assembly on the topic CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR WORLD was presented by the students of grade VI B on Wednesday, 26th October. The students shared quotations explaining the importance of positive thinking. They enacted a skit based on the story of Pollyanna to depict the possibility of seeing the bright side of all situations in life. They also presented information about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge by Emily and John Roebling, against many odds.

14572929_1458745130807728_5091346636020150448_nAnother special assembly highlighting the importance of DIWALI was presented on Friday, 28th October. The students narrated and enacted a short skit based on Lord Rama’s return from exile resulting in celebrations in Ayodhya. This was followed by a beautiful festive dance with diyas.

PROJECT PRESENTATION

dscn1137POJECT-BASED LEARNING is a dynamic approach in which the students actively explore real-world problems, challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.  The students of grades III, IV B&C, VB, VI B, VIII B and VII A made their presentations on Friday, 21st October and Wednesday, 26th October respectively. Each class had identified a ‘real problem’ like health and hygiene, deforestation, wastage of food and journey of wastes in Suchitra Academy.  In this process, students also honed their organizational and research skills, developed better communication with their peers and worked within their community while seeing the positive effect of their work. Dear Parents you were a happy witness to the presentations of your children and I am sure you agree to what we have said about learning outcomes.

VISIT TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

To inspire the students and make them into progressive citizens of tomorrow the students of grades VII and VIII visited the STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY on Tuesday, 1st November. This was a rare opportunity as the permissions are impossible to come. Through this visit students gained insight into how the State Legislature functions and this gave them a ‘live’ perspective of the seat of Government and its workings. It was an enriching experience for the students and teachers alike.

CAREER IN THE ARMED FORCES

14925716_1468879889794252_5463251289727220278_nAn interactive session was conducted for the students of Grades VIII-X on Friday, 4th November. Our guest speakers’ were Lady Officers from the Indian Army, Major Kranti and Captain Nidhi who motivated the students to take pride in serving the nation and be responsible for millions of lives. They provided an insight to the entire procedure of joining the Armed Forces. The Indian army is one of the most satisfying careers and is for the brave hearted only. They propelled the youngsters to serve the country and have a fulfilling life and. They inspired the students to become leaders, organizers, strategists, and managers whose duties entail enormous responsibilities.

OUR ACHIEVERS

We are proud to announce that Vamika Anil of Grade VIII A won the third prize in 100 meters Race held at BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN , Andhra Pradesh.

Dear Parents, Ms Anne Issac ( Acad. Coord.) and I went to Raipur to attend the 22nd National Annual Principal’s Conference of Sahodaya School Complexes-2016. 

This is an annual event and a platform where one learns of the current practices, focus and direction of CBSE policies. Besides that, one gets to hear the most eminent people from the field of not just education but art, dance and theatre too.

We were fortunate to have such a large group of well known experts in their respective fields participate in the conference.

The direction of the conference was established early with the Chief Minister of the State, Mr. Raman  Singh.

Like most of the audience, I was particularly impressed by one of the youngest IAS officers, O. P. Choudhary whose passion for his work and determination brought tears to a number of eyes. Other speakers of interest in my humble opinion were Ms Santhya Ravindran who provided insight into the  ‘hurried war on childhood’ that we conduct, Mr. Sasi Kumar, Director, C – DAD whose speech was very informative, Mr.Srikanth ( the cricketer) who through his witticisms added bullet points on how to react to situations, Anil Shrinivasan who through his music reminded us of the role of music in learning Math.

A special mention needs to be made of the brilliant cultural programmes conducted in Krishna Public School on the first day which were such an amazing display of talent and discipline that it just blew our minds away!

We both returned richer by the experience.

 

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

 

16th November (Wednesday) : Founder’s Day   ( Please set the date aside to attend the programme starting at 2.45 p.m.)

 

Right now we are in the thick of Sport’s Day preparations. Morning begins with March Past practices for which we have sought the help of an Army Havildar. Then follow drills/ karate practices/ gymnastics and the special SPORTS SONG composed by Dexter and Chaitanya Sir, specially for the occasion.

In between teachers make sure to take classes and keep the flow of Academics while Joy Sir and Jhunnu ma’am work at the huge backdrop.

Believe me, it’s crazy but it’s fun…………… So wait to watch the ‘FUN’ unfold on 16th November.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Sucitra Academy.

http://www.suchitra.in

 

21st OCTOBER, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra. Please read on for some interesting news from the Campus….

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

Children are not things to be moulded but people to be unfolded

Jess Lair

THEME ‘FARM TO THE TABLE AND TRANSPORT’

14705910_1449748041707437_4616039437774040539_nThe theme ‘Farm to the Table and Transport’ was introduced on Monday 17th October with a ‘Wow Factor’ that had changed the very landscape around the classes !

Preschool children are active learners who experience the world through their senses, physical involvement and active play. Through this theme children will be learning the process of farming through practical experience. A small patch of land has been provided for Jr. and Sr. KG kids where they will be digging the soil to make it loose, sowing seeds, weeding and taking care of the crops. We also have various activities like milking the cow, baking, healthy food week and many more practical activities lined up.

Note : Dear Parents if any of you have a farm where we can take our Preschool kids for a learning experience, please do let us know.

EYE CAMP

Early detection of vision problems is very important and has a considerable impact on the life of children. Poor vision in childhood affects performance in school and may have a negative effect on the future of the child.14680492_1448791728469735_7040065322142736930_n

Children below six years old are mostly unaware of what a “normal” vision is. They are unlikely to complain of vision problems and hence on Tuesday 18th October it was initiated at Suchitra Academy to check children’s eyes. The doctors have given slips with their suggestions and these slips are attached to the children’s diary for your reference.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday 28th October               – Diwali Celebration

Monday 31st October           – Halloween Celebration  ( instruction will be sent through diary for both the events)

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

EXCURSION PRESENTATION BY GRADE X

14702383_1446321965383378_714876638672932317_nSarvesh Paradkar and Ruchika Agarwal from grade X were amongst the many who enjoyed the SCHOOL EXCURSION to Delhi, Dalhousie and Amritsar.  They made a brief presentation on Monday, 17th October, highlighting important details and moments of joy experienced throughout the trip. The itinerary included visits to the Golden Temple, Jallianwalla Bagh, Humayun’s Tomb and many other places. The guided trip allowed students to relive history after seeing the Martyr’s well at Jalliawala Bagh. The trip also enhanced camaraderie amongst students and was of great educational value.

EYE CAMP

An EYE CAMP was held at school on Tuesday, 18th October and Wednesday 19th October, for grades I-X. This camp was conducted by Sri Sigma Hospitals. Children from all grades got their eyes checked. The doctors gave advice on proper eye care and stressed on the importance of nutritious diet to maintain healthy eyesight. They also issued prescriptions wherever necessary. We are extremely grateful to the team of Doctors led by Dr. Patel Bhavin  Kumar,  who spared 2 valuable days for us. If you visit the hospital, there are special discounts available on consultation.

PROJECT  PRESENTATION

dscn1212PROJECT-BASED LEARNING is a dynamic approach in which the students actively explore real-world problems, challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.  The students of grades IV, V and VIII made their presentations on Wednesday, 19th October and Thursday, 21st October, respectively. Each class had identified a ‘real problem’ like deforestation, healthy eating habits, air pollution etc.  In this process,

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students also honed their organizational and research skills, developed better communication with their peers, audience and worked within their community while seeing the positive effects of their work.

 

Students of Gr IX-X visted the Old age home ‘Krishnasadan’ on Thursday,  20th October,   as part of the CAS program. Children were very humbled and touched with the presence of old inmates at the home. They interacted with them, sang songs for them and spent quality time with them. Students realized that the most precious and worthy gift they could give to the old inmates is their ‘TIME’ because no one things they are worthy of it. The children also donated a carom board, Chess board and a Tambola set to the inmates. They left the home with a heavy heart with a promise to the inmates that they would visit them again!

Parents, if you wish to visit the place or make a donation, here are the details.

You can support an elderly by donating Rs 3000/- p.m. or 36,000/- annually. For further details, pl get in touch on 8333005264, 8096000008. Website – www.krishnasadan.org

Our Achievers

Kartikaya of Gr IIIA won the Champions Trophy for the 31st National Abacus competition organized by ‘BRAINOBRAIN’

Our students  J.R. Kashvi (VIA), Sanjana Chawla(VIIIB) and Veda Prapurna (VIB) participated in the CBSE South Zone Tennis Tournament –U14(Girls) at Indus Universal School, Yapral from 14th -16th October.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

24th October                          : Project Presentation- Grades III A and IV C

25th October                          : Project Presentation- Grade III D

26th October                      : Project Presentation- Grades III B and VII A

27th October                      : Leadership Activity – Grades I-VII

27th October                      : Talk on career in the Armed Forces- Grades VIII – X

28th October                     : Diwali Celebration

Dear parents the second term has begun and this also sees our Founder’s Day being celebrated. This year we celebrate with a Sports Day. And as usual our mantra of NCLB ( no child left behind ) will ensure that the whole school participates in the programme. You must have received Consent Slips which also inform you about the costume charges for your ward’s participation. You may send across the amount to the class teacher by Monday with a diary note seeking acknowledgement of the amount sent.

For any suggestions and feed back kindly get back.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy.

http://www.suchitra.in

07th OCTOBER, 2016

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and then staying with that plan. – Tom Landry
Namaste Dear Parents,

It is going to be another busy and exciting Term, with lots of learning opportunities and new experiences. We know you will continue to work with us, so your child can grow in confidence, with a love of learning and a determination to be the best.

Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra before we closed. Please read on for some interesting news from the Campus….

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

THEME-END PRESENTATION

14440765_1428801333802108_2554317739713734301_nTheme-end presentation was held on Wednesday 28rd September. It was awesome to see the Nursery kids stand on the stage and talk so confidently. The Jr. and Sr. KG Kids were incredible, the Hindi poem on the farmer and English poem dedicated to our soldiers was heart warming. The tri colour dance and the flag formation was mesmerizing. Thank you parents for being there and encouraging our kids. They performed amazingly well and your overwhelmed response brought further validation to us.

THANKING OUR ‘HELPING HANDS’

Through this theme Kids had the opportunity to listen to stories about community helpers. We read stories and talked about the various community helpers that help us in different ways. We sometimes take them for granted and in the big rush of life,  forget to say a special thanks to the people who help us day in and day out.

So on Thursday 29th September, we at Suchitra Academy Pre-school, gifted bedsheets and steel containers to the Aayamas and security, to tell them how much they all mean to us.

We also appreciate all the parents who donated bedsheets for this event. A big thank you to you from us.

TERM-END PARTY

After all the hard work through the term it was celebration time, we organised a term-end party on Friday 30th September. Children enjoyed the goodies and danced merrily to the sound of music.14440972_1428848807130694_6493732195381673414_n

TERM-END PMI (Parent Mentor Interaction)

Term-end PMI was held on Saturday 1st October, thank you to all the parents who took time out to fill our survey. We will look in to your suggestions and concerns and do our best and we will share the feed back with you shortly.

Up-coming events

Thursday 13th October                            – School Re-opens

Tuesday 18th October                             – Eye camp

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

COOKING WITHOUT FIRE

Children of Grades I, II & III had immense fun on the last day of their term tests by trying out their culinary skills for the activity COOKING WITHOUT FIRE. They enjoyed being Chefs for a day and presented their dishes beautifully proving that they are no less in this art too. Children presented variety of dishes, Gr I with Puffed Rice Peanut Butter Balls, Gr II Sandwiches and Gr III Potato Fillers. On the whole it was a fun filled activity for both children as well as the teachers.

INTER-HOUSE SWIMMIMG COMPETITION

The much awaited SWIMMING COMPETITION was held at the school swimming pool on Wednesday, 28th September. All the students and teachers were enthusiastically cheering the students and their house relay teams. There was a lot of excitement in the air and some of the students displayed excellent swimming styles and techniques.

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THEATRE PRESENTATION
The students of grades VII-VIII displayed their acting prowess through the THEATRE PRESENTATION on Friday, 30th September. Each and every student of each grade/section participated and presented wonderful plays. The throw of voice, the handling of the mikes and the superb acting of every student amazed the audience. It was wonderful to see the shy students deliver their dialogues almost like a professional! Our objective of giving each and every child an opportunity to be on stage and face the crowd confidently was more than met. Thank you Sunita and Aarti for your untiring efforts and putting up a wonderful show within the very short time that we gave you.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

To ensure that the students get access to the best books for their reading levels and interests a BOOK FAIR by SCHOLASTIC was held on Saturday, 1st October. It was an exploratory time when kids browsed through books about real-life experiences, fun facts, love and friendship. Popular, age-appropriate titles to engage older readers, relevant topics and current, relatable issues attracted even the reluctant readers. On the PMI day Scholastic did a whopping sale as you people bought the books that the children had identified. Hope children and you, both read those books together.dscn0753

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

13th October                                    : School Re-opens –  Term II Begins

18th-19th October                            : Eye Camp – PP-X

19th October                                  : Project Presentation Grades IV A, V A, VIA, VII A, VIII A

20th October                                  : CAS – Visit to Old Age HomesGrades VI-X     & QCT- How to be safe Grades I-III

Dear parents, the short break is moving briskly and very shortly we will be ready to reopen and charge headlong into a hectic 2nd Term.  In the mean time our Excursion that has gone to Dalhousie and Amritsar etc. will be returning tonight, after a fantastic break. It will be a pleasure and relief to welcome them back.

Hope you are having a good time with your children and enjoying the festival too.

Warm  Regards.

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in

23rd SEPTEMBER, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra.

Please read on for some interesting news from the Campus….

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

STORY-TELLING COMPETITION FINAL ROUND (Jr KG. & Sr KG.)

Storytelling is seen as a crucial part of an all-round education, a core skill for learning and sequencing ideas, a way of developing skills and confidence in speaking and performing.

Final round of storytelling for Jr. & Sr. KG was held on Wednesday 14th September. Senior school teachers Ms. Sujana and Ms. Manisha graced the ocassion and judged the kids.

Names of winners

Jr. KG.

1st –  Jaideep Varma        2nd – Tanishka Reddy    2nd – Unnati Tripathi     3rd –  Prisha Modi

 Sr. KG.       

 1st – Siyona Kefira                  2nd – Nihit Sivalenka        3rd – K.  Nitisha               3rd – K. Sri Vibhavi

THEME-END PRESENTATION

Theme-end presentation was held on Friday 23rd September. It was awesome to see the Nursery kids too stand on the stage and talk so confidently. The Jr. and Sr. KG Kids were incredible, the Hindi and English poems, the tri colour dance and the flag formation were mesmerizing. Thank you parents for being there and encouraging our kids. They performed amazingly well and you were a lovely audience.

THANKING OUR ‘HELPING HANDS’

Pre-primary kids will be thanking the helping hands at school on Thursday 29th september. Teachers along with students will be gifting a small token of love to say ‘Thank you’ to the Ayamma’s for all their help. Parents if you wish to be a part of this event you could gift bedsheets ( new ones only pl. ) which will be distributed amongst them.

UP-COMING EVENTS

Thursday, 29th October        – Thanking the helping hands

Saturday, 1st October           – Term-end PMI / Dushera vacation begins

Thursday, 13th October        – School Re-opens

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

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The final round of the INTER-HOUSE KHO-KHO Competition was held on Thursday, 12th September. It was a nail-biting contest where the audience was at the edge of their seats, cheering for their respective houses. This competition helped the students develop strong bonds of solidarity and act as a great motivating force inculcating true sportsman spirit and competitive streak. SUKRITI HOUSE (boys team) and PRAKRITI HOUSE (girls team) emerged as winners.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY

A special assembly on the topic INDOMITABLE WILL was presented by the students of Grade VI A on Wednesday, 14th September. The children exhibited immense confidence and poise while speaking. The skit explained that ‘true strength is an indomitable will’ depicting examples from history about great achievers, who showed enormous willpower to achieve their dreams. The presentation was successful in putting across the fact that strength has little meaning in the world when you cannot have the inner strength to face life.

WORKSHOPS

  1. A workshop “FIRST STEP IS THE LAST STEP” was conducted by Krishnamurti img_20160906_143433Foundation India, held at Besant School, Rajghat Fort, Varanasi. It was attended by our Vice-Principal Ms Deepa Kapoor and Librarian Ms Manjula from 6th to 9th September. The workshop revolved around watching videos on Jiddu Krishnamurti’s talks around the world, followed by discussions on those topics by the guests.  It was an exhilarating experience, encouraging them to delve deep into their thoughts. 
  2. I attended a Conference-cum-workshop conducted by Dr. Kobus Neetherling from South Africa on 13th September at The Park Hotel. It was an amazing work shop where Dr. Kobus spoke on ‘FROM ORDIANRY TO BEYOND’. Dr Kobus is a world celebrated speaker, author of 99 books, Guinness World Record holder ( He wrote a 110 page book in 4 and a half minutes- From Impossible to Possible) and a trainer on ‘CREATIVITY AND PASSION’. It was an extraordinary experience to be able to hear him.
  3. An introductory workshop for teachers was conducted in Ganges Valley School, Hyderabad in collaboration with the Indian Schools Debating Society, backed by Ramco Group of Companies. It was attended by our Academic Coordinator Ms Anne Issac and English Mentors Ms Madhuri and Ms Sujana, on Saturday, 17th September. This workshop was designed to bring teachers from various schools across India into the folds of the ‘World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC)’ format of debating.  

We would like to, once again, express our gratitude to Dr Kiran, parent of Dhruv Kumar Naidu, and his team for their dedicated contribution during the Medical Camp held in the campus for two days. Dr. Naidu and his team devoted 2 whole days to carrying out the examination of all children. Thanks a lot Sir.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

26th -27th September                 – Paper discussion

28th September                         – Inter-House Swimming Competition

29th September                         – Scholastic Book Fair

30th September                         – Theatre Presentation Grades VII-VIII

1st October  ( Saturday)           –  PMI 9.00 to 12.00 p.m.

                                            SCHOOL REOPENS ON THURSDAY, 13th OCTOBER 2016.

Dear Parents the 1st Term is over and I sincerely hope you saw the growth and learning in your child. At our end, we have not left any stone unturned to create a happy learning and enriching environment for our children. In the Report Cards, we do give suggestions for improvement. These are mainly about encouraging your child to read more. Please do this sincerely and everyday spend about half an hour discussing some non-academic topic (may be sports or music or movies or good behavior) and you will see wonders happening. Regular and relevant communication with your child will form the basis for lasting relationships in her/his life.

It gives me immense pleasure and pride to share with you that our school ( estd. 2011) is ranked 9th in Hyderabad and Telangana by Education World, out of the 110 schools in Hyderabad, in the open category ( the toughest one) and we compete against schools which are 25 to many more years old.

Dear Parents, the credit goes to both of us for this success as it is your faith in us that is taking us places. Thanks you so much and let’s keep working to even better prospects.

Look forward to meeting you on 1st October and wishing you a great festive season ahead.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in

09th SEPTEMBER, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra.

Please read on for some interesting news from the Campus….

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

Teachers play a major role in making their students responsible citizens of tomorrow and good human beings. It is impossible to imagine our lives without teachers. They are the cornerstones of our future. To acknowledge the teachers’ contribution and recognize the hard work put in by our teachers, Teachers day was celebrated at Suchitra Academy not only for one day but two consecutive days. On Friday 2nd September all the teachers were invited for a grand programme organised by senior students. The programme included dance, skit and songs performed by the students. The next day all the staff members had a great day out for a picnic to Celebrity Resort. The day was enjoyed by all the teachers. All in all, it was celebration mode for everyone!

STORY TELLING (elimination round)

Jr. & Sr. KG storytelling elimination round was held on Wednesday 7th September. The objective of the preschool storytelling competition is to inspire the interest in the children to bring out their talents, to build up their self confidence and thus enhance their self-esteem and also to strengthen their ability in public speaking. Around 125 kids participated of which 21 kids have qualified for the final round. The final round will be held on Wednesday 14th September.

PARENT AND CHILD ACTIVITY

It’s a scientifically proven fact that children whose parents are involved in their schooling and learning, grow up to be more successful. We invited parents to come to school.  A parent child activity was organized on Thursday 8th September to make an eco-friendly Ganesha. Parents came up with innovative ideas and made amazing Ganeshas along with their kids. These creations were later displayed in the classrooms.

MEDICAL CAMP

img-20160908-wa0008The annual ‘Medical camp’ was organized for the preschool kids on Friday 9th September. The team of Doctors from Aditya Hospital checked the overall physical parameters and dental health of the children and gave a prescription too. Your child must have brought it back home today.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, 13th                – Bakrid Holiday

Wednesday 14th               – Story telling (final round)

Thursday 15th                      – Ganesh Visarjan Holiday

Friday 16th                               – Thanking our helping hands at school

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

FIELD-TRIPS

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The students of Grades I and II along with their teachers visited the NEHRU ZOOLOGICAL PARK on Friday, 26th August.  The purpose of the trip was to provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities. The students were taken to the Fish Aquarium where they observed different types of fishes. Then they were taken around in a toy train to explore the zoo. The children enjoyed watching the birds, animals and reptiles kept in their separate enclosures. Grade II children were thrilled to record their observation about the animals after the ride. After enjoying a hearty meal the children returned with many pleasant memories to share with their friends and family.

The students of Grade IV visited JAI LAKSHMI FOODS, MEDCHAL on Friday, 26th August. The trip did remind them of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The students learnt about the manufacturing of chocolate and the other skills related to running a factory and the business. They were taken around the factory and were shown the different stages of production explaining in detail the various processes. Students were actively involved in collecting information and getting first-hand account of various functions of management and procedures involved in setting up and running of chocolate units. The students were all smiles when they returned with packets filled with variety of chocolates.

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SPECIAL ACTIVITY

To mark the occasion of Teacher’s day, a GREETING CARD MAKING ACTIVITY was conducted on Thursday, 1st August for the students of grades I-III.  It was a day of delight for the teachers to see the talent of their children. Children too showed eagerness and excitement to showcase their artistic side. On the whole it was a fun filled activity for both the children as well as the teachers

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED BY TEACHERS

A workshop highlighting the setting of Board papers, pattern and topics for the Summative Assessment for grades IX-X was attended by our Language teachers Ms Mangalakshmi and MS Subhashri on Thursday, 1st September. Interesting group activities were conducted and important discussions with regard to the new textbooks and its pedagogy were discussed.

Our ICT teachers, Ms Prardhana and Ms Deepthi attended a workshop on Friday, 2nd September. The workshop was on the 21st CENTURY COMPUTER SCIENCE CURRICULUM conducted by Next Education. The workshop was completely activity based and it highlighted how these activities can be incorporated into Computer Science text books as practice exercises.

TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

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A teacher affects eternity; She can never tell where her influence stops…

With the main purpose of celebrating TEACHERS, the students of grade X along with the Activity Co-ordinator Ms Poonam put their heads together and planned a memorable programme on Friday 2nd August. The day began with the students getting into the shoes of their teachers and teaching a class for forty minutes. To heighten the enthusiasm it was declared a competition wherein students of grade X taught classes I-IX. The event began with the students welcoming the teachers with the traditional Aarti and Kum-kum Tilak. A short skit to highlight the contributions of teachers and the lives they have touched made the audience emotional. Young children sang a melodious song that echoed the importance a teacher plays in a child’s life. The dancers left the audience tapping their feet with their spectacular performance. It was indeed a memorable day for both the teachers and the students!

GREAT UNANIMITY AND UNENDING LAUGHTER !!!!

The teachers set their spirits free at CELEBRITY RESORT on Saturday, 3rd September. It was a day off where all the teachers escaped to the luxury retreat and enjoyed amidst nature’s glorious serenity. It was a day to break free from the hectic schedules and experience an occasion to bond and rejoice in the gift of togetherness.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

The students of Grade II B presented a special assembly on the topic ‘WATER WATER EVERYWHERE, NOT A DROP TO DRINK’ on Tuesday, 6th September. The presentation showcased the scarcity of drinking water in spite of having so much water on the earth’s surface. Children spoke confidently on the pollution and unnecessary wastage of water. They danced to the song “pyaasi hoon mein tumko pilake……” The assembly came to an end with a pledge that we would not waste water and use it judiciously.

Another assembly was presented by the students of Grade VII B on the topic ‘A SMOOTH SEA NEVER MADE A SKILLED SAILOR’ on Wednesday, 7th September. The students spoke confidently and were successful in strongly putting across the idea that we learn from the hardships and upsets of life. If everything comes easy, then we will never learn to deal with the disasters when they inevitably arrive.

OUR ACHIEVERS

PEARSON SCHOOL, KOMPALLY had organized an Inter – School Independence Day Cultural Fest “TIRANGAA” on 31st August.

S.Rohit of Gr II won the 1st Prize in the English Story-Telling Competition.

Akansha Deb of Gr II won the 2nd Prize in the English Story-Telling Competition.

Rashida Zohar of Sr. Kg. won the 3rd Prize in the Fancy-Dress Competition.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 12th September              : Inter-House Kho-Kho Competition.

Tuesday, 13th September              : Holiday- Bakrid

Thursday, 15th September            : Holiday- Ganesh Nimarjan

17th-23rd September                      : Summative Assessment 1

Time has moved quickly and there we are, almost nearing the end of I Term. Portions, Date-sheet etc. have been sent. Revisions have started in classes from today. I am sure you are sitting with the children and trying to bring them up to date with their subjects too. Don’t stress yourself too much please, children are very capable and they will do well.

The holidays in the next week will give you added time to revise.

Dear parents, in my last Newsletter I had asked your inputs regarding changing the school timings to 8.00 a.m. from the current 8.25. I must thank the very few who took the trouble to write back (barely 6 to 7 mails).

I must say I am most disappointed by the majority who did not care to write back. Either our news letters, written so painstakingly, are not read or are not important enough to respond to. I wonder what the reason is. I again request you to send in your views if we change the school timings to about 8.00a.m. in the morning.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy.

http://www.suchitra.in

 

 

 

Newsletter 26th AUGUST, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra.

Please read on for some interesting news from the Campus….

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

RAKHI MAKING

img20160817135145-1On Wednesday 17th August students of Pre-primary had Rakhi making activity to mark the festival of Raksha Bandhan that honours the sacred relationship between a brother and sister. Children enthusiastically made colourful Rakhis with papers, satin ribbons and other decoration materials. It was a joy to see their imaginations taking shape.

FIELD TRIP TO AOC CENTRE

The air in Pre-primary is filled with feeling of patriotism as the children are learning about our freedom fighters, national symbols, various religions, festivals, cultures and languages spoken in our country India. On Monday 22nd August Children were taken on a Field trip to the AOC centre. They got an opportunity to see the Gurudwara, Mosque, Church and Temple all in one place.  After the visit children were treated to some snacks and sweets at the centre by the officials.

JANMASTAMI CELEBRATION

As part of celebration of JANMASHTMI, the birth of Lord Krishna, a pot breaking event was organized in the Pre primary section on Wednesday 24th August. The little Krishnas and Radhas looked adorable in their traditional costumes and the entire area was transformed into a land of joy, celebration and happiness. The naughty little Krishnas were all set to sway and dance with the Gopikas and Radhas. The entire event was enjoyed by all and the tiny tots.

Upcoming Events

Friday 2nd September             – Teacher’s Day Celebration

Monday 5th September         – Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday

Wednesday 7th September   – Story Telling Jr & Sr KG (Elimination round)

Thursday 8th September       – Parent and child activity (Eco friendly Ganesha)

Friday 9th September            – Field Trip to the post office

Wednesday 14th September – Story telling final round

Friday 16th September          – Thanking our helping hands at schoo

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

INTER HOUSE PATRIOTIC SONG COMPETITION

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”       Theodore Roosevelt

An INTER-HOUSE PATRIOTIC SONG COMPETITION was held on Thursday, 11th August. It was a time where everybody relived the emotions and feelings associated with the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. All the four houses were united with one sound that resonated with joy as India celebrated her 70 years of Independence. The winners of the competition were Prakriti House and Sanskriti House. dscn2612

SALUTING THE SPIRIT OF INDIA

INDEPENDENCE DAY was celebrated in our school to mark the 70th year of freedom from the British rule.
The programme started with flag hosting by our Dir-Principal Ms Renu Shorey. This was followed by a musical rendition by students with the underline theme being saluting our motherland. On this patriotic occasion the students of grades IV B and C showcased a colorful ballet of India’s vision through their performance, depicting different facets of our glorious freedom struggle. The participants spell bound the audience with their performance and also energized them with patriotic fervor.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

Another special assembly was presented by the students of grade III C on Wednesday, 17th August. The presentation highlighted the importance of THANKSGIVING.  The students spoke on how the phrase ‘Thank You is pretty much ubiquitous. But it’s never unwelcome, and it can mean so much. Through the assembly they spread the message that saying thank you is everyday etiquette and a simple courtesy that takes just a moment. It costs nothing, not even effort, but leaves a warm feeling.

img-20160823-wa0029Another special assembly depicting the importance of JANMASHTAMI was presented on Tuesday, 23rd August by the students of Grade II C. The students presented a Dance Drama as a part of Janmashtami celebrations. They won the hearts of the audience by enacting various roles from Sri Krishna’s life. The awesome performance was applauded and appreciated by everyone.

The students of grade IX A made the audience introspect and reflect through their special assembly presentation on the topic TAKE THE INITIATIVE, BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE, on Wednesday, 24th August. Through a series of skits the students showcased that one can leave a stamp on this world by making our lives meaningful in a thousand ways and making the lives of others better than they ever thought possible. If you want to see

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change you must first start within. The presentation left the audience with a deep thought and introspection. They knew they had to choose between- take an action or just sit there. It’s that simple and it’s that profound!!!!

FIELD TRIP TO GOLCONDA FORT

The students of grade V visited the GOLCONDA FORT on Wednesday, 24th August. The children were quite excited and thrilled about the trip ahead. It was an attempt to make students visualize and connect to the past….the magnificent and glorious lifestyle of kings and the stories of their reigns. Students were overjoyed with the first sight of the historical fort as they got down from the bus. In the scorching heat also, students wanted to go up till the top.  As they climbed, they kept counting the steps.  Exploring each nook and corner of the fort and viewing the city from greater heights was an amazing experience.  Coming down was equally exciting as they looked content with the spark of achievement on their faces.

It was somewhat of a pity to discover that most children though had lived in Hyderabad for most of their lives but had not been to Golconda Fort. Dear parents it is our duty to expose children to monuments of such value.

WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

A workshop on ‘SYSTEMS THINKING’ was conducted by Ms. Trisha Chakraborty, Head of Research and Training on 6th and 20th August. The matter of the workshop was adapted from Systems Thinking workshops by Waters Foundation, attended a few years back by her. The key features of the workshop were how to make thinking visible in the classroom, what a system is and why it is important for any system to have a coordinated approach. The workshop was full of activities for teachers to help them relate with the major concepts taken up in the workshop and for them to prepare similar activities to suit the need of the class and the context to be dealt with the students. The focus in all the activities was to help children ‘think’ using variety of organizers and stimulators.

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

OUR ACHIEVERS

Meridain School had organized an Inter School Competition

‘IMPULSE’ on Saturday, 23rd July.

Samaira Panda of Gr II won the 1st Prize in the Hindi Poetry Recitation Competition.

Abhiram of Gr VII A entry was part of the exhibition Galleria-2016  which

was held at Ravindra Bharathi.

Aaira Sood of Gr-VIIIB won the AITA talent series (Under 14).

Congratulations to the upcoming Tennis Champ!!!

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

29th August                              – ECA Play Presentation: Grade V

1st September                         – Inter-House Kho- Kho Semi-finals Grades: IV-X

2nd September                        – Teacher’s Day Celebration

5th September                         – Holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

6th September                         – English Spell Bee Finale: Grades I-VIII

8th September                        – Inter-House Kho- Kho Finals Grades: IV-X

8th September                         – Field Trip to the Zoo: Grade III

Dear Parents amidst the upcoming busy calendar, we also get ready for the I Term Tests and SA1. The coming week we shall be sending the Portions and Date sheet for the upcoming tests too.

There is a large number of parents who have yet to pay the 2nd Term Fees. I am sorry but they will have to pay now with a Late Fee charge. Innumerable reminders have been sent regarding this.

The traffic situation outside the School is getting worse by the day and we all are suffering due to that. We are considering advancing the school timing from 8.30 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. with the hope that we will beat the traffic to some extent. The School timings then would be 8.00a.m. to 2.40p.m. I would request you to write in with your views regarding this.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in

Newsletter 12th AUGUST, 2016

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”

 Mark Twain – American author

Namaste Dear Parents,

The week has been filled with proud moment after moment! Our students have raised the bar in terms of standard and expectations in everything that they put their gifted minds to.

Please read on for some interesting news from the Suchitra Campus….

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

THEME – DISCOVERY OF INDIA

The theme ‘Discovery of India’ was introduced on Tuesday 2nd August. Through this theme kids are learning to love and respect their country. Kids are being introduced to the rich culture and heritage of our country. We have been discussing our great leaders and their contribution to the country. Kids are being taught to honour and respect the National Flag and the National Anthem. They are learning to respect the national property and keep the country clean.

 

FRIENDSHIP BAND

Children celebrated the joys of making and having friends on Thursday 4th August. ‘Friendship Day’ was the perfect occasion to let the kids know how much friends are needed. Kids made their own friendship bands and exchanged amongst their friends. This was an excellent starting point for discussions on friendship and behaviours.

RECITATION COMPETITION

English Recitation Competition for Jr. KG and Sr. KG was held in school on Friday 5th August. The objective of the competition was to build confidence, improve fluency and enhance expressions of kids. The kids participated in this competition with enormous zeal and were pleased to deliver their learning on stage. Each one was a winner because of what she/he gained in terms of learning and confidence.

Our winners

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1st Unnati B, Tripathi                           1st Nihit Sivalanki

2nd Tanishka Reddy                             2nd Sri Vaibhavi

3rd Nandana Ishaanvi                          3rd Vihaan Tuniki

INTERSCHOOL RECITATION COMPETITION

The zeal continued on Monday 8th August, when Nihit from Sr. KG participated in the Interschool Recitation Competition and stood 2nd

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Independence Day was celebrated with full vigour and enthusiasm on Friday 12th August. Kids came dressed in tri colour and marched around the school campus. This was followed by singing of patriotic song and listening to independence stories.

Donation

Ms. Annapurna Devi mother of Shaurya Gudapati of Nursery A donated Rs. 11,000/- towards care of children of SOS village. ( Suchitra Academy and pre –primary students have, as of now, sponsored 2 children in SOS village for a year for Rs. 38,400/-)

 

Upcoming events

Monday 15th August                   – Independence Day Holiday

Wednesday 17th August            – Rakhi making

Thursday 18th August                 – Raksha Bandhan Holiday

Monday 22nd August                  – Field Trip

Wednesday 24th August            – Janmashtami Celebration

Friday 25th August                      – Janmashtami Holiday

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL 

CHESS TOURNAMENT

St. Peter’s Public School conducted a Chess Tournament on 28th and 29th July. Our students participated in the sub-juniors category. K. Sai Sri Nimai of Grade IVA, K. Sai Ohm Nabhya of Grade IVB, K Shamanth of Grade IVA, Linga Shounak of Grade III B.

VISIT TO SCIENCE MUSEUM

The students of grades IX- X visited the BIRLA SCIENCE MUSEUM on Thursday, 29th August. The children were quite excited and thrilled about the trip ahead. The Exhibits dated from ancient times to the present day. Students were excited to see and try out various hands-on exhibits in the interactive science section of the museum. They had a firsthand experience of using and understanding principles of the working of various scientific exhibits. The Nobel gallery and Dinosaurium were a sight to marvel!!!! Overall the trip was an informative learning experience, both for the students and to the volunteers as well!!

FIELD TRIP TO POLICE STATION

The students of Grade VII visited the POLICE STATION at Pethbasheerabad on Friday, 29th July, as part of an interactive programme. The officials spoke to them about the way a police station functions. The students visited the control room and other facilities like the women cell, lock up, VHF Set, CC camera points at the police station. It was a highly informative session with the Station Head Officer where the children asked various questions ranging from their ranks, functions to use the handcuffs and the service revolver. Some were curious about how the control room functioned and how the wireless sets worked.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

As a special activity on Thursday, 4th August, a LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY was conducted for the students of grades I-VIII. It was an activity that initiated a feeling of fun but in the long run they learnt to challenge themselves by searching for opportunities and by experimenting, taking risks and learning from mistakes.  This activity proved to be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths and address weaknesses.

Inter School Basket ball Tournament

Suchitra Academy participated in Shri B. Ramender Reddy Memorial Inter School Basketball Tournament for Boys & Girls (Under 16 yrs) which was held between 4th and 6th August, 2016 at Niraj International School. The boys team reached the Finals and bagged 2nd place (Runner up). The Girls team played a magnificent game and reached the Semi Finals which unfortunately lost to Niraj International School.

TALEN-TIME

TALEN-TIME has become an inseparable part of the Suchitra tradition.  We dedicate this time to celebrate English language.  We had a series of competitions spread over two days starting with POETRY RECITATION, EXTEMPORE, ORATION, DECLAMATION, STORY-TELLING, CREATIVE WRITING AND DEBATE.  These competitions brought out the best from the children. They were happy to stand on a platform where they could showcase their talent and receive appreciation from all.  8th and 9th August, the campus was abuzz with the Inter-School English Literary Competition. 18 schools including HPS Begumpet, Meridian, Pallavi Model School, Bolton, St. Andrews etc. participated in the event. The judges showered praises for the wonderful performances and shared their valuable inputs with the students on how to enhance and improve their performance. The entire programme went off successfully and this year too, our students bagged many prizes. The winners list is on the last page of the newsletter.

Day 1 – Ms Deepa Banerjee, Ms Zenobia Rustam Fram, Ms Ritu and Ms Arti, all renowned names in the teaching field, were the Chief Guests for the day, and our honorable judges. It was the day of Recitation, Extempore’, Oration and Declamation.  We were proud spectators as the children enthralled us with their performance. Their prioritization and sequencing of thoughts to display logical thinking was commendable. The poise and comfort with which they spoke was appreciated by all.

Day 2 – Dr Saraswati Puranik, Ms Vandana Patel, Ms Urmila Mahajan and Ms Sunita Modi, were the judges on the second day of the competition. This day kept the audience on the edge of their seats with the debate and storytelling competitions. At the same time the poetry and creative writing competitions highlighted the participants’ power of expression, empathy, critical reading and thinking. St. Andrews was pitted against Suchitra Academy in the final round of the Debate. Speakers conveyed their points, presented well-formulated arguments and spoke confidently to prove their point. The countering sessions spiced up the talk, making the debate more enjoyable.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

15th  August                  : Independence Day Celebration

16th August                  : Grades IX-X Prelim 1 begins

18th August                  :  Holiday- Rakshabandhan

19th August                  : Grade V- Field Trip to Golconda Fort

19th August                  : Grade VI- Visit to Birla Planetarium

23rd August                  : Grade VII- Field trip to the Meteorological Department

25th August                  : Holiday- Janmashtami

Dear Parents to run a calendar of the kind that we do, needs extraordinary aspiration for our students. The organisation, the planning , the execution without any glitches requires immense foresight as well as attention to detail.

I am so proud of my whole team here at Suchitra and the darling students who rise to the occasion each time and surpass themselves.

You should be proud too : of your children, of their teachers and of the school. The opportunities that each one gets here are what is shaping their future and exploring their potential.

I sign off with gratitude to my colleagues and my students.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in