Namaste dear parents,
As the year end Draws Near, we wish you lots of Good Cheer.
News from the PRE-PRIMARY
Friday 19th December – Parent and child activity, best out of waste. The habit of getting the best out of waste should be instilled in kids from an early age. Not only to teach them about recycling but also to encourage their creativity. To teach our kids the importance of conserving the resources and to make the best use of waste things, A Best out of Waste activity was conducted. As learning and teaching continues beyond the school environment, parents were invited to work with waste and create best out of it along with their kids. Parents participated with great enthusiasm and came up with amazing ideas like making photo frames, wall hangings, flower vase, plant holders and the list could go on. The main objective of this activity was to enhance the students creativity and make them understand the importance of 3 R’s REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE.
Tuesday 23rd December was a fun-filled day for the Pre-primary kids. The area near the admin block was done-up with candies, paper streamers, bells, candy canes, snowman and fantasy characters. Games like cookie eating, bombing the city and find your colour were organised. Kids danced to the music and enjoyed various yummy foods like cake, chips, iddlis, cookies, sandwiches, juice, etc. We thank all parents for helping making the party such a success. Your contribution makes all the difference.
Tuesday 30th December – Visit to the Old age home – we will be continuing to celebrate the season of sharing and caring. Parents if you wish to donate any stuff- warm clothes, toiletries, towels, biscuits, milk powder, combs, clothes (in good condition) – to the old age home, please do send it across on Monday 29th December.
3rd January – PMI (parent mentor interaction)
News from PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Wednesday, 17th December 2014, grade IV conducted a special assembly on the topic ‘A BIRD IN HAND IS WORTH TWO IN A BUSH.’ The students highlighted the importance of being content with whatever we have rather than craving for more. They conveyed this message through a beautifully crafted skit, a few proverbs and videos. The students concluded their presentation with the song ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’. It was a beautifully conducted, well-planned assembly. Well done grade IV.
Grade IB also had their special assembly on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 on the topic ‘CLEANLINESS AT HOME AND IN SCHOOL.’ The special assembly started with a video on “Cleanliness at home and in school”, which was followed by an introduction by one of the students. The students presented a short skit on Swachh Bharat focusing on personal hygiene and cleanliness as well as of our surroundings. The students also presented a dance which beautifully suited the theme. Each and every student of the class participated with enthusiasm and put up an excellent show.
Friday, 19th December 2014 was a day of adventure for grades I to IV. Grades I to IV had a NIGHT CAMP at school!! The students started trickling in around 3:30 with their bedding and by 4:30 the school was reverberating with their chatter. Each class teacher had organized some interesting games and the students loved playing in the open spaces right through the evening. A grand camp fire was organized and the students danced and sang around it. The students retired for the night after a sumptuous dinner. Early morning they visited the deer park at Shamirpet and enjoyed the exhilarating fresh morning air in the lap of nature. After a hearty breakfast the students left for their homes full of wonderful stories for their parents.
To commemorate Ramanujan’s birthday on 22nd December 2014, MATH WEEK was celebrated in various classes. The students of grade VIII tabulated the data of SA1 marks of all the subjects from Grade V to VIII and converted it into pie charts and line graphs. Grade-VI did an activity using Jodo Gyan Kit. It was a learning experience for the students.
A CAREER-COUNSELING SESSION was conducted by Harrison Assessments for grades IX & X on Thursday, 18th and Monday, 22nd December 2014. The students attempted an online assessment test. The test report was discussed with the students and their parents. Experts guided the students and the parents in interpreting and understanding the assessment report. In this world of multiple choices it is very easy for the students to be confused about their choice of career. This was a good way for the students to identify their areas of interest, aptitudes and suitable career streams.
On Friday, 19th December 2014, the students of grade I went on a FIELD TRIP TO A “DAIRY FARM”. This visit was aimed at making the students aware of life on a farm. The tiny tots were very excited and eager to explore. They started squealing with excitement on seeing many cows and some calves. It was an unusual experience for them to feed the calves and see the cows being milked. Their greatest discovery was that milk comes from a cow/ buffalo and not just a super market.
On Monday, 22nd December 2014, grades IV & VIII went on a FIELD TRIP TO THE BIRLA PLANETARIUM. The visit was part of their Science curriculum. A show on possibility of life on Mars was shown to the students backed by the latest discoveries. They were also updated with India’s latest achievements in the field of astronomy. Such visits help to stimulate the minds of young children thus encouraging them to think and wonder at the vastness of the universe.
Grade VIIIA conducted a special CHRISTMAS ASSEMBLY on Wednesday, 24th December 2014. It was a musical extravaganza through and through. The assembly hall had a festive look with a lit up Christmas tree adorning a decorated hall. The students sang some Christmas carols and enacted a musical skit. The real meaning of Christmas was highlighted through a video on charity. It was evident that the students had worked hard for this presentation. Excellent work grade VIIIA!
1st Jan 2015 – New Year holiday
5th Jan 2015 – International English Olympiad Mock Test
10th – 18th Jan 2015 – Sankranti vacations (G I-VIII)
13th-18th Jan 2015 – Sankranti vacations (G IX-X)
19th Jan 2015 – School reopens.
Dear Parents as we move into the year 2015, slowly we also inch towards the last part of the academic year.
Time has flown and has been kind to most of us to not let us know its passage.
Let us look forward to the New Year with hope and confidence and we are sure to be blessed with great things.
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU.
Director principal, Suchitra Acdemy