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
We had a fun Diwali celebration on Friday 28th October. Teachers showed the children a short 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’.
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.
On Thursday 3rd November, to make the learning exciting and interesting, children experienced milking a pretend cow and churning butter.
Winter jackets have been issued please make sure that your child’s name is written inside of his/her jackets.
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
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.
Another 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.
POJECT-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
An 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.
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.
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.
Director Principal, Sucitra Academy.