“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand”
Namaste dear parents,
As another academic year passes by in a flurry of assignments, grades, assessments and evaluation, we are back with a breath of fresh air and once again reminded of our vision and goals.
Education must strive to broaden minds and push towards spiritual horizons. Our journey is an ongoing one and as we strive to acclimatize our aims, goals and methods our students’ voices echo their well-formulated views, their awareness of the community and their pledge to uphold the values.
News from PRE-PRIMARY
Welcome to the first newsletter of 2016-2017 school year! This is an exciting time for your child, although he/she may be a little apprehensive about going to ‘new school or new class’. We hope that you and your child will enjoy the year with us.
Thank you for your patience in the first few days whilst we have been establishing routines for the Jr. KG and Sr. KG children. The children have all settled in beautifully and confidently in their new classes.
We are all excited to commence the new academic year. The children are beginning to establish relationships with their peers and teachers. Your child’s pre-school experience will be filled with personal growth as a thinker and learner. We are looking forward to starting this adventure with them!
In pre-school our goal is to foster behaviours and attitudes that will allow them to become efficient learners for the rest of their lives. They will be expected to follow directions, work independently and with others and take responsibility for themselves. Our goal is to develop good work habits that will help them in the future.
Holi – the festival of colours is one of the most popular, vibrant, exciting and fun festivals of the year and we absolutely love it. Like we say kids are never too young to have fun! On Wednesday 23rd March, to expose the children to various cultures and their celebrations teachers explained the festival Holi and later took kids out to the soccer field with their pichkaaris and herbal colours to celebrate the festival. It was an exuberantly lively and amusing day.
Please Note: We will be shuffling sections of the students in the month of June, our normal practice. We need to wait till June as the admissions are going on actively and we do not know how many sections we may have by June.
We do this to balance the numbers, girl /boy ratio, house colours in each class. This would imply that the class mentors too may change. Please bear with us as this is unavoidable and cannot be done now. We would request you to abide by the sections allotted as no changes would be entertained.
In advance I thank you for understanding and cooperating
Monday 28th March – Nursery new session begins
Thursday 7th April – Ugadi Celebration
Friday 8th April – Ugadi Holiday
News from PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
An INDUCTION PROGRAMME for the new and old teachers was conducted on Monday, 14th March. The day began with many team building activities. These activities were aimed at building team morale by fostering interconnectedness, forthright communication, constructive feedback, developing plans for the future, encouraging festivity and fun and to help one achieve maximum effectiveness. The following two days, the teachers prepared their teaching material and classrooms to welcome the students for the new academic session.
NEW ACADEMIC SESSION BEGINS
Thursday, 17th March was a momentous day both for the students as well as the teachers. It was the beginning of THE NEW ACADEMIC SESSION for grades I to VIII. The air was filled with mirth and guffaws as students entered their classrooms with new and old classmates. It was as if the school had donned a new look!! The students began the day interacting with their class teacher, making new friends and enjoying many ice-breaking activities.
An ORIENTATION PROGRAMME for the students of grades V to X was conducted on Wednesday, 23rd March. This programme highlighted the Timeline of Suchitra Academy accentuating the vision and mission that the school upholds. It was an enriching and informative presentation especially for the new students. It focussed on our core values and our expectations from the students for a fruitful progression of this academic session.
ASSESSMENT – ACER RESULTS
ACER test was conducted for grades III – X in the month of November, 2015. ACER is a recognised international leader in the development of educational assessment and reporting tools for schools and systems. The International Benchmark Tests are a highly researched program developed by ACER and incorporate a “Skill based approach” to improve learning within classroom and to monitor progress of students between years. Our students performed exceedingly well securing distinction and high distinction in English, Math and Science. The winners were awarded a certificate of achievement by ACER.
Congratulations to all the winners!!!
31st March ( Thursday) – CAS Program
7th April ( Thursday) – Ugadi Celebrations
8th April ( Friday ) – Ugadi Holiday
Dear new parents this is probably the first of the innumerable newsletters that you will receive from me. Please ensure that this does not remain a one-way communication and that I too have the opportunity to hear and share your views on matters of mutual concern.
Truly hope that your kids have had a pleasant and exciting few days in the school till now.
Director Principal, Suchitra Academy