Monthly Archives: April 2016

NEWSLETTER 22nd April 2016

Namaste dear parents

We take this opportunity to wish all our students and their parents a joyous summer vacation. Hopefully we will see all our students back at school ready for the literary week activities, quizzes and special assemblies.

Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra. The month of April was a blink and miss with a flurry of activities. It was exhilarating!! It was an amalgamation of academics, community and action experiences that are vital in supporting the academy’s holistic programme.

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

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Our focus this week shifted from body hygiene to dental hygiene. We talked about how to keep our teeth clean and healthy. Children explored their feelings about going to the dentist for an appointment, during which few children expressed their discomfort about visiting a dentist.

To make the children aware of the importance of a Dentist, we had Dentist Dr. Y. Chandra Neela come and visit our school On Thursday 14th April. Children learned about the tools dentist uses to check our teeth. They also got the opportunity to look at real teeth mould. 12985542_1291219187560324_6241316208506314065_nChildren compared a child’s teeth to an adult’s teeth and realized that adults have many more teeth than the children’s. Children realized the importance of brushing twice each day. Through this session children learned new words like decay and cavities.

PARENT MENTOR INTERACTION (PMI)

Thank you to all the parents who attended the PMI on Wednesday 20th April. We enjoyed talking with each one of you. Our conversations are extremely important to us. Open communication between parents and us plays a major role in our working together towards achieving the maximum potential of your child.

UP-COMING EVENTS

Monday 13th June                – School Re-opens for Sr. KG and Jr. KG

Wednesday 15th June         – School Re-opens for Playgroup and Nursery

 

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY

On Tuesday, 12th April, 2016, students of grade V A presented a special assembly on the topic ‘GIVE A LITTLE, GET A LOT’. The assembly started with a thought- provoking video showing kindness as one of the simplest and most important character trait someone can possess. The students staged a skit which highlighted the fact that one random act of kindness, a simple compliment or expression of empathy will not only make the person’s day, but it will have a profound effect on yours, too. In the end, the students sang a melodious song that tuned towards the fact that the power to make the world a better place begins with us.

THE JOY OF GIVING!!

Mother Teresa once said, “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” The true meaning of life is the joy of giving. As part of the Community Service Programme our students had visited the Zila Parishad Primary School last year. This visit brought to light the lack of infrastructure in this school. Children sat on the floor, with their backs hunched for almost the entire day. We felt this could lead to bad posture, bad eyesight and could bring down their enthusiasm. Thus we came up with this idea of providing benches and we donated 15 benches to this school in an endeavour to help students to study more comfortably.

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An interactive session was conducted for the students of grades IX-X on Monday, 18th April 2016. Our guest speaker Mr. Chaitanya MRSK is the Founder and CEO of Teach for Change. He is a young social activist working to make quality education inclusive in India. The session was extremely enriching!! His words not only enlightened but also motivated and inspired our students to identify their role in building a wider movement for educational equity in the country.

 

WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

IMG_0063A workshop on “Buffer Time Management” was conducted on Tuesday, 19th April 2016. This session highlighted how a small time pocket or gap between two tasks in a class can be utilized efficiently to bring out the best in the students. This workshop equipped the teachers to design activities to engage the students so that any time can become a happy learning time. These activities can serve a general purpose that apply to various subject areas or be specific content-oriented activities that allow students to learn by tapping into multiple intelligences beyond the usual listening and recalling.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

SCHOOL RE-OPENS FOR GR IX – X:          01ST JUNE (WEDNESDAY)

SCHOOL RE-OPENS FOR GR I TO VIII:      08th JUNE (WEDNESDAY)

SCHOO RE-OPENS FOR Jr.KG, Sr.KG :      13TH JUNE (MONDAY)

SCHOO RE-OPENS FOR NURSERY/PG:     15th  JUNE (WEDNESDAY)

 

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NEWSLETTER 8th April 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

We are happy to keep you informed about the various events and happenings at Suchitra!! As we traverse further into the new academic year, students are busy in familiarizing themselves with the syllabus and the hard work they are expected to put in.

“One of the great things that any community can do is- not teach tolerance, but live tolerance, not talk respect, but live inclusivity.” – Michael Pritchard

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The term is now well under way and all the new children are settling down well and enjoying the vast choice of activities and opportunities available to them throughout their sessions. Well done to all those mummys and daddys who have had to endure the pain of separating from the little ones. You all deserve a pat on the back for coping up so well in these early days.

It’s amazing the way Nursery kids have responded to the routine of the classroom. Please keep an eye out for the photos being posted on the FB to catch a glimpse of some of their fun!!!!!    107,96 37 gr

TEST MY TASTE BUDS!!!!

To reinforce their understanding of commonly used terms for naming various tastes and also to build awareness  of senses, the class mentors conducted an activity of making ‘Nimbu Pani’ (Lime Juice) on Thursday 7th April. Kids were encouraged to taste the various ingredients used to make the ‘Nimbu Pani’ and then they played the blind-fold game and guessed the taste of the ingredients.

UGADI CELEBRATION

To understand the importance of the festival, the senior school teachers performed a skit on Ugadi for the Pre-primary kids on Thursday 7th April. They were also shown a special video on Ugadi celebration. Mentors showed and spoke about the Ugadi pachadi a special recipe which symbolizes six tastes that exist in our life too, and is eaten on this day.

HELPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME

Here are some ways that you can help to reinforce our topic and also ways to encourage good behaviour at home:

  • Point out shapes or patterns at home or in and around – if possible
  • Talk about what you are doing when you are dividing up cakes or sandwiches – use the words ‘divide’, ‘cut in half’ etc.
  • Name the shapes of the sandwiches – or ask your child what shape of sandwich / piece of bread they would like
  • Let your child help you set the table – tell them how many spoons and plates you need and talk to them about Left and Right – they are already doing this in school
  • If you have time (maybe at the weekends) encourage your child to dress himself/ herself – your child is at a stage where he/she wants to do things on his own.  This activity not only develops confidence, independence, and physical skills, but also logical thinking and sequencing skills.
  • Buy some stickers for encouraging good behaviour at home – they mean so much to your child and are a visible sign of your approval

UP-COMING EVENTS

Friday 15th April                – Ram Navami Holiday

Tuesday 19th April            – Oral Hygiene (Doctor’s Visit)

Wednesday 20th April     – PMI (Parent Mentor Interaction)

NEWS FROM MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

CAS PROGRAMME: VISIT TO SANSKRITI SCHOOL

12417568_1281398398542403_34605595297023577_nAs part of the CAS Programme, students of Grades IX and X visited Sanskriti School, Begumpet on 31st March and 1st April, 2016. This school caters to children with special needs. Our students were welcomed and briefed about the activities, courses offered and innovative teaching strategies practised by the school. They were exposed to children’s learning difficulties and their efforts to develop their untapped potential to the best of their abilities. Our students became thoroughly engaged in this process and truly understood the responsibility given to them. Many of our children were deeply touched by the lives lived by these special children. The self-realization and sensitization that came as a result of this exposure was worth seeing. As a token of love, our students gifted pens and chocolates to their special friends which was cherished and appreciated by them.12718369_1281399211875655_1647341731190731404_n

WORKSHOP: SCREENING OF SCHOOL CHILDREN FACING LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

A workshop was attended by our Head of Research and Training and the Resource Room personnel on Sunday, 3rd April. This workshop was conducted by Ms Afshan Jabeen of RIPPLES (Center for Enhanced Learning). The workshop was extremely enriching and helped the participants understand the different types of learning difficulties and their varied manifestations in a regular classroom. The difference between Intellectual Disabilities and Specific Learning Disorders was apprehended and how a learning difficulty is different from behavioural difficulty was understood.  The workshop also trained us to conduct an informal screening test and the need for formal diagnosis and timely intervention. The participants were given certificates for the workshop.

INTERACTIVE SESSION FOR TEACHERS

A workshop highlighting THE ROLES AND RESPONSILITIES OF A TEACHER was conducted on Tuesday, 5th April. The roles and responsibilities of a teacher evolve with time and circumstance. Keeping this in mind, the workshop aimed to equip the teacher to be multi-faceted adapting to the changing needs of the classroom. This interaction was a breath of fresh air during the hot sunny afternoon with exciting warm-up games where the teachers had to shake a leg or two! This was followed by an interesting quiz on the teacher-student interaction, rules and policies being followed at Suchitra. The teachers really pulled up their competitive socks!!! The session came to an end accentuating on how the teacher can make a difference in shaping the lives of the citizens of tomorrow.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY: UGADI PACHADI-TASTE OF LIFE!!

IMG_9310On Thursday, 7th April, the students of grades V-VII presented a special assembly on the occasion of Ugadi. The assembly focused on the importance of Ugadi, discussed the meaning of the festival and how it is celebrated in different parts of India. It was an occasion for all of us to understand the relevance of the festival. The constant mention of the chutney – Ugadi Pachadi reminded us of the various facets of life and to prepare ourselves for the year ahead.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Friday, 15th April                – Holiday Ramnavami

18th -20th April                    – II language Week

Thursday 21st April            – Inter-House GK Quiz

Friday, 22nd April               – Last working day for grades  I-VIII & Class party

Saturday, 23rd April           – Gr I to VIII PMI ( parent mentor interaction)

Dear parents pl. Note the schedule for distribution of uniforms-

 

SLOTS FOR UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION

DATE CLASS TIMINGS
 

9TH April (Sat)

Nursery / Jr Kg 9.00a.m to 11.30a.m

 

Sr. KG 11.30a.m to 1.30p.m

 

Gr I 1.30a.m   to 4.00p.m.

 

11th April (Mon) Gr II 12.30p.m to 2.30p.m

 

12th April (Tue) Gr III 12.30p.m to 2.30p.m

 

13th April (Wed) Gr IV 12.30p.m to 2.30p.m

 

14th April (Thur) Gr V 12.30p.m to 2.30p.m

 

 

15th April (Fri)

Gr VI, VII 9.30a.m to 12.30p.m

 

Gr VIII, IX, X

 

12.30p.m. to 2.30p.m.

 

As we move closer to the start of vacations, I would like you to know that our

four- week Summer Camp would be on from 2nd May. As usual it will be a mix of outdoor and some indoor activities. If you have no other plans for the summer, why not enrol for the Suchitra Summer Camp ?

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in