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.
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.
Saturday, 18th June – New Parents’ Orientation
Friday 24th June – Father’s Day Celebrations
NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Wednesday, 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
A 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
The 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.
It was thoroughly enjoyed by all!!
(Results on the last page)
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.
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.
Director Principal, Suchitra Academy