Monthly Archives: June 2016

NEWSLETTER 17th June, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

A very warm welcome to all the new students as well as those who come back after a vacation.

It is going to be a very busy and exciting year, 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.

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

Welcome back! We hope you have had an enjoyable summer. The children have certainly had lots of exciting stories to share.

We also wish all our new students and families a special welcome, and  hope they will enjoy their time at Suchitra Academy.

Please ensure that, as parents you have a great value for school and education. Explain to your child that treating everyone with respect, being on time and wearing correct uniform is important. They are also important life skills. The value you place on these will be the value your child holds.

We in school will do everything we can to help your child to do the best. Let us know if we can support you in any way. Remember we have an open door policy. Feel free to fix an appointment with your child’s class teacher, if you have concerns or need support, help or advice.

 

Teachers have been busy last few days preparing for the 2016-17 school year. Teachers have participated in professional development courses to improve the instructional opportunities for students. Through these our goal is to improve student learning.

 

The safety of all the children is of utmost importance to us, and therefore we would just like to remind you that children must not be left unaccompanied in the school in the mornings before 08.15 a.m. Similarly, all children must be collected on time at the end of the school day. You MUST contact the school office if there is a change i.e another adult will be collecting your child.

 

We begin our term with the Theme ‘Change is Constant and Machines’.

Through this theme children’s attention will focus on the changes that occur everywhere, and every moment around us – of night turning into day, of fresh flowers in the morning drooping by evening.

But why and how do things change? Do they all follow the same pattern? Or do different things change differently? These are the questions that this theme will seek answers to.

 

Through this theme children will also learn about simple machines. Children will learn how these machines make our work easier. Hands-on-learning is always the best way to keep students engaged. In this theme children will observe and verbalize the differences in a variety of machines.

WELCOME GIFT

After the Nursery and Playgroup classes resumed on Wednesday 15th June, students of Pre-primary were gifted colourful glasses. These glasses will be retained in school to make their milk time more exciting.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, 18th June                 – New Parents’ Orientation                  

Friday 24th June                        – Father’s Day Celebrations

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

IMG_0351Wednesday, 8th June 2016, the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Air filled with excitement. Teachers eagerly awaiting the arrival of the students and the students too busy exchanging their summer holiday stories with their peers. That was the scene in the morning!!!!

There were a few surprises in store for them. Not only were their classrooms beautifully decorated but some classrooms had vanished and some new ones had come up!!! It took some time for them to get oriented with the new layout. The students were happy to receive welcome gifts from their teachers and enjoyed fun-filled activities, planned just for them.

 

4 P’S OF PRIMARY MATHEMATICS

13331150_1328676613814581_317778788557790016_nA workshop on the 4 P’S OF MATHEMATICS was conducted on Saturday, 4th June 2016. It was facilitated by Ms. Tahsin Chacko of Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. for teachers teaching mathematics at the primary level. The session highlighted on how stories can be incorporated in teaching mathematics and problem solving skills. It was an educating session wherein new ideas were shared to understand the basic pedagogy of teaching mathematics.

DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES IN STUDENTS

A workshop on the DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES OF STUDENTS was conducted on Saturday, 4th June 2016. It was facilitated by Ms. Spandana Kommuri, a counselling psychologist. The session focussed on the developmental challenges in children that are spread across a varied spectrum ranging from dyslexia, autism to ADHD. The workshop was designed to create the much needed awareness in the teaching community to help teachers identify different developmental challenges.

CELEBRATING REGIONAL LANGUAGES

 

13406734_1335909083091334_2574736785949735558_nThe week, 16TH June – 17TH June, saw the students of grades II-X, engaged fruitfully through a range of activities in order to celebrate the REGIONAL LANGUAGES.. Being aware of the need to build a strong Hindi/Telugu literary foundation, it was endeavoured to generate a sense of participation and excitement amongst the students. Inter-house solo recitation, storytelling and group song were conducted as part of the event.

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

18th June                    – ORIENTATION FOR NEW PARENTS (I-VIII) 9.25am- 11am and                                                    (IX   & X) 1.25pm-2.45pm

24th June – 4th July   – FA 1 GRADES IV-VIII 

30th June                      – GK QUIZ COMPETITION GRADES II-X

Dear parents as you can see we have just started the session and we are headlong into ‘ACTION’. We would be starting the ECA too from Monday. Please refer to the class timetable to know your child’s activity days.

Please note-

As per your response in the feedback forms during the last PMI (16th March), we have introduced Sanskrit as III language. We have also changed the lunch time for junior classes. There were requests to monitor ECA (extracurricular activities) better. That too has been looked into.

Dear parents while we pay such close attention to what you say it will only be fair to expect that you too will do the same, with regard to our instructions. In my previous mail I had sent some dos and don’ts regarding discipline and turn out and I repeat some of those here.

Hair cut of the students and the Monday uniform are checked on every Monday. If not in order, defaulter students are sent back home. Prescribed haircut is evenly cut hair of not more than 1” length. (no fancy haircuts)

The overall turn out is checked on day to day basis, disciplinary action is taken against defaulters.

For the benefit of new admissions, please note discipline in all forms; whether it is punctuality, turn out, submitting Home Assignments in time or behaving and speaking in an appropriate manner- is most important to us. I am sure you share the same concerns too.

Together we can shape the future of our children and this country.

I will welcome responses from you.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in12

 

 

 

 

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NEWSLETTER 03rd June, 2016

NEWSLETTER       03rd June, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

We hope that you have had a relaxing and wonderful break. The lazy days of summer are over and the countdown has begun as we are preparing to welcome our students. Making a school welcoming is much more than just decorating the hallways. It’s more about creating an environment where everyone feels the love and we at Suchitra work to achieve this goal.

Here is some great news we would like to share with you!!!

CONGRATULATIONS GRADE X

We are happy to announce a 100% RESULT of our second CBSE batch of grade X. They have passed with flying colours. Theirs and our efforts have really borne fruit !!!!

In all 14 students took the Grade X exams. Three children topped with a perfect 10, six with 9.8 to 9.2, two with 8.8 pointers and three with 7.2 CGPA. Heartiest congratulations to our dear students. We wish them success in all their future endeavours too.

SCHOOL REOPENS FOR GRADES IX & X

The students of grades IX & X were back to school on Wednesday, 1st June, after what we hope was a wonderful and exciting summer break spent with family and friends. The school year is well underway with staff and students once again actively engaged in teaching and learning. We are excited about the educational challenges that lie ahead of us and know you will continue to assist us in our efforts to bring the best learning experience we can for our students.

IMG_0194READY TO WELCOME THE STUDENTS

The teachers are back to school after a relaxing summer break. The school is abuzz with activity. The teachers are gearing up for the upcoming session with fervor.  Classrooms are being done up; worksheets and practice sheets are being readied. Various professional development workshops are being conducted in the school to apprise the teachers with the latest happenings in the education field and also to improve their technology skills.

WORKSHOP: KNOW YOURSELF IMG_0206

A workshop focussing on identifying one’s PERSONALITY TYPE was conducted by Ms. Trisha Chakraborty (Head of Research and Training) on 1st June. This session was based on the principles of Myers and Briggs who have worked comprehensively to understand the nature of human beings based on Jung’s theory. Teachers took the Myers and Briggs Type Indicator Personality Test to understand their personality type more clearly. At the end of the session the teachers could relate with their own reactions to different situations and were also equipped to work more effectively among children with a positive team spirit.

WORKSHOP: QUALITY CIRCLE TIMEIMG_0162

A workshop highlighting QUALITY CIRCLE TIME was conducted by Scholastic on Thursday, 2nd June. This session provided the participants the opportunity to explore this approach as a tool to develop the social and emotional competencies in children and young persons, namely raising self-esteem, promoting positive behaviour, building caring relationships, enhancing motivation and creating cooperative learning environments. It was a practical, hands-on workshop on how to organise and facilitate a Quality Circle Time in the classroom.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

8th June, Wednesday                      – School reopens for Gr I-VIII

8th -14th June                                    – First Mid-Term Assessments Gr IX-X

13th June, Monday                          – School Reopens for Sr. KG & Jr. KG

15th June, Monday                          – School reopens for Nursery and PG

16th -17th June                                 – Celebrating Regional Languages

Dear Parents as we get ready to reopen, here’s a refresher about some of the rules and regulations. Please do keep them in mind for the sake of overall discipline.

Please note-

The School timings are 8.25 a.m. to 3.10 a.m.

Regarding Punctuality

School has zero tolerance for late coming. Anyone coming late for more than 3 times in a month is asked to go back and miss school for the day. A record of tardiness is maintained in the diary.

  • Leave for half day should be avoided as far as possible for security reasons. Once in school the student must be there for the whole day. In an emergency, written permission must be taken from the Dir – Principal.
  • Children, when sick, should not be sent to school to attend classes, tests, Spell bees or exams. This is for strict compliance. Once in school the child must be there for the whole day.

Regarding Birthdays

Children are permitted to come in personal clothes on their birthdays. The school follows a strict policy regarding celebration of birthdays in school. In order to ensure uniformity and a sense of fairness among students no cakes, pastries, or return-gifts are allowed to be sent to school.

  • Children may distribute chocolates or toffees in their own class and teacher only. They will not be allowed to distribute them to the entire school students or staff.
  • The child may donate a good book to the library.

Regarding Cell Phones and Gadgets

Cells phones are strictly prohibited in school. Students should not be found carrying the instrument at all. In case of emergency, the student can hand over the phone at the office and pick it up before leaving school. Unauthorized gadgets will be confiscated and not returned.

  • Students are not allowed to be part of any social networking sites like the Facebook etc. Parents are advised to keep a close check on their online activities.

The School is not responsible for goods lost. It is advisable not to bring valuable articles (like expensive watches, pens, mobiles, i-pods, cameras, pen drives, CDs, etc.) to school. If your ward needs to bring in any of the above mentioned items, it should be deposited with the class teacher for the day. In case, the student is found carrying any of these valuables they will be confiscated and not returned.

Regarding School Transport

Students are not allowed to change their bus route under any circumstances e.g. visiting friends or relatives etc. Students are requested not to damage, disfigure or destroy school property. Cost of any damage to cushions, covers, curtains or any other fittings, fixtures etc. in the bus shall be recovered from the parents of the student(s) concerned.

Indiscipline in the bus will not be tolerated and may lead to debarring the student from travelling in the bus or even discontinuation of the bus services for him / her.

Students / parents are requested to be at the pick/ drop point atleast 5 minutes prior to the given time. The bus shall not wait at any point. It is for the children to be waiting to be picked up in the morning and for the guardians to be waiting in the afternoon.

In case of a change of residential address or bus stop, kindly intimate the school immediately.

BULLYING AND USE OF FOUL LANGUAGE ARE PUNISHABLE OFFENCES

Students are expected to ensure that they……

  • have trimmed, clean nails. Nail polish is not allowed.
  • carry the diary to the school every day.
  • arrive at the school five minutes before the bell rings at 8:25am. (Parents are not allowed in the campus and must drop the child at the Security Office).
  • be habitually clean and always neatly dressed (ironed uniform). Boys should get their hair cut at regular intervals (no longer than 1 to 1.5 inches). No fancy hair-cuts, spikes / streaks are permitted.
  • wear the appropriate school uniform on all working days as well as on PTM’s.
  • write the name, class and section, clearly on all belongings with a permanent marker. Only then will we be able to help locate lost items.

Looking forward too the start of a new session.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy.

http://www.suchitra.in

 

NEWSLETTER 28th May, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

 Summertime is perfect for relaxing, hanging out with friends and taking a break from school. The unusually harsh April relented a bit in May and we all heaved a sigh of relief.

I am sure the young minds were active throughout the summer break. The Summer Camp going on in school came to a close on 28th May with a closing day celebration. All of 75+ children had a great time learning and having fun!

Please read on for some interesting news from the last week of April.

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE

Our students Shriya Menon and Sarvesh Paradkar of Grade X along with Trisha Chakraborty, Head of Research and Training, participated in the 4th International Youth Conference “Science and Environment” on 21st & 22nd April, 2016. It was organized by The Achievers’ Programme (TAP) and hosted by The Doon SchoolDehradun. It was a call to our young people to understand environmental problems that plague our world and become proactive about their role in controlling the damage.

They were encouraged to assume their roles as youth leaders in the area of Earth Sciences and find appropriate solutions to some of the problems that persist. The conference was based on an Action Research Paper on any issue related to Environment. Twenty projects were selected from across the globe.

Our students worked on a project titled- Water Table Depletion in Hyderabad. They excelledin their presentation and exhibited prodigious confidence. Shriya Menon also bagged the ‘Best Team Work’ award in another presentation.

This conference served as a good platform to learn and left us with innovative ideas that can be implemented both at school and home to save Mother Nature.

WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

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A workshop on “Project Based Learning” was conducted on Tuesday, 26th April, 2016. This session was introduced as a specific pedagogical technique in which problem scenarios are used to increase knowledge and understanding of an issue. This workshop introduced the technique and created a space for discussing possibilities for PBL in different disciplinary contexts. The workshop helped the teachers to understand how to incorporate PBL instruction in the classroom by placing themselves in the role of students.  Teachers observed the process first hand, working with others to solve problems and to create effective materials, design activities and modes of assessment that will facilitate PBL in our classrooms.

POOL PLAY… MAKING A SPLASH!!!

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016, was a day to unwind for all the teachers with a POOL PARTY!! The teachers enjoyed an afternoon of interesting games and took a dip in the refreshing water of the swimming pool. It was an occasion for everyone to relax and de-stress after a very hectic and demanding schedule. It was a very welcome and pleasant change for all, especially before we all split up to go our own ways for the holidays.

THE DELHI EXPERIENCE– AN EXPOSURE TO NEW INITIATIVES IN EDUCATION.

Ms. Deepa Kapoor (Vice Principal) and Ms. Trisha Chakraborty (Head of Research and Training) attended ED-TALKS organized by Mind Mingles in Delhi on 30th April and 1st May, 2016.

It was a two day event meant to expose school leaders to the ideas of pioneers in education, to deliver years’ worth of ideas, insights and inspiration and revolutionize the sense of possibilities of transforming education in India.

Thirteen experts from the world of education were the key speakers who have devoted their lives to the cause of quality education.

The experience of listening to these speakers have made a great impact and helped to see the possibilities that exist in different facets of school life.

THE EUROPEAN TOUR- A PICTURE PERFECT MEMORY

On May 1st, I accompanied a group of eight students from Classes IX and X for a memorable trip across four countries in Europe- Holland, Switzerland, France and GermanyEvery city that we visited had its own quaint charm- the tulips, the canals, the cobbled streets, the architecture of Amsterdam; the picturesque houses with the windmills in the background in Brussels, the breathtaking views as we drove through the countryside to reach the Rhine Falls, the spectacular beauty of the Alps, the awesomeness of Paris at night are scenes that I will never forget and I am sure that it will have the same significance for the young people that I went with.  The pictures we have attached speak a thousand words.

I would like to extend my appreciation to Mrs. Malleswari, a parent who accompanied us and Mr. Roger, our tour operator who were very helpful and supportive all through the trip.

SUMMER CAMP – FRIENDS N’FUN!

Summer- a time to engage in a wide range of activities –when music, dance, the play ground beckons.  From 2nd May, our annual Suchitra Summer Camp took off with more than 75 participants. Children enjoyed swimming, basket ball, dance and foot ball in their three hours here.

On Saturday,28thMay, the Summer Camp concluded with an impressive display by the participants.  Ace Badminton Shuttler PV Sindhu was the Chief Guest.

Dear Parents, as June arrives, I am sure thoughts of going back to school must be resurfacing too. I sincerely hope the Home Assignments are being completed and books dusted!  I am sure you have spent quality time with your children and discovered new facets in their personalities.

 

It’s amazing how quickly the good times pass and very shortly it will be time to join back. Till then,enjoy !

Warm Regards

RenuShorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in