“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”
Mark Twain – American author
Namaste Dear Parents,
The week has been filled with proud moment after moment! Our students have raised the bar in terms of standard and expectations in everything that they put their gifted minds to.
Please read on for some interesting news from the Suchitra Campus….
NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY
THEME – DISCOVERY OF INDIA
The theme ‘Discovery of India’ was introduced on Tuesday 2nd August. Through this theme kids are learning to love and respect their country. Kids are being introduced to the rich culture and heritage of our country. We have been discussing our great leaders and their contribution to the country. Kids are being taught to honour and respect the National Flag and the National Anthem. They are learning to respect the national property and keep the country clean.
Children celebrated the joys of making and having friends on Thursday 4th August. ‘Friendship Day’ was the perfect occasion to let the kids know how much friends are needed. Kids made their own friendship bands and exchanged amongst their friends. This was an excellent starting point for discussions on friendship and behaviours.
English Recitation Competition for Jr. KG and Sr. KG was held in school on Friday 5th August. The objective of the competition was to build confidence, improve fluency and enhance expressions of kids. The kids participated in this competition with enormous zeal and were pleased to deliver their learning on stage. Each one was a winner because of what she/he gained in terms of learning and confidence.
Jr. KG Sr. KG
1st Unnati B, Tripathi 1st Nihit Sivalanki
2nd Tanishka Reddy 2nd Sri Vaibhavi
3rd Nandana Ishaanvi 3rd Vihaan Tuniki
INTERSCHOOL RECITATION COMPETITION
The zeal continued on Monday 8th August, when Nihit from Sr. KG participated in the Interschool Recitation Competition and stood 2nd
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Independence Day was celebrated with full vigour and enthusiasm on Friday 12th August. Kids came dressed in tri colour and marched around the school campus. This was followed by singing of patriotic song and listening to independence stories.
Ms. Annapurna Devi mother of Shaurya Gudapati of Nursery A donated Rs. 11,000/- towards care of children of SOS village. ( Suchitra Academy and pre –primary students have, as of now, sponsored 2 children in SOS village for a year for Rs. 38,400/-)
Monday 15th August – Independence Day Holiday
Wednesday 17th August – Rakhi making
Thursday 18th August – Raksha Bandhan Holiday
Monday 22nd August – Field Trip
Wednesday 24th August – Janmashtami Celebration
Friday 25th August – Janmashtami Holiday
NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
St. Peter’s Public School conducted a Chess Tournament on 28th and 29th July. Our students participated in the sub-juniors category. K. Sai Sri Nimai of Grade IVA, K. Sai Ohm Nabhya of Grade IVB, K Shamanth of Grade IVA, Linga Shounak of Grade III B.
VISIT TO SCIENCE MUSEUM
The students of grades IX- X visited the BIRLA SCIENCE MUSEUM on Thursday, 29th August. The children were quite excited and thrilled about the trip ahead. The Exhibits dated from ancient times to the present day. Students were excited to see and try out various hands-on exhibits in the interactive science section of the museum. They had a firsthand experience of using and understanding principles of the working of various scientific exhibits. The Nobel gallery and Dinosaurium were a sight to marvel!!!! Overall the trip was an informative learning experience, both for the students and to the volunteers as well!!
FIELD TRIP TO POLICE STATION
The students of Grade VII visited the POLICE STATION at Pethbasheerabad on Friday, 29th July, as part of an interactive programme. The officials spoke to them about the way a police station functions. The students visited the control room and other facilities like the women cell, lock up, VHF Set, CC camera points at the police station. It was a highly informative session with the Station Head Officer where the children asked various questions ranging from their ranks, functions to use the handcuffs and the service revolver. Some were curious about how the control room functioned and how the wireless sets worked.
As a special activity on Thursday, 4th August, a LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY was conducted for the students of grades I-VIII. It was an activity that initiated a feeling of fun but in the long run they learnt to challenge themselves by searching for opportunities and by experimenting, taking risks and learning from mistakes. This activity proved to be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths and address weaknesses.
Inter School Basket ball Tournament
Suchitra Academy participated in Shri B. Ramender Reddy Memorial Inter School Basketball Tournament for Boys & Girls (Under 16 yrs) which was held between 4th and 6th August, 2016 at Niraj International School. The boys team reached the Finals and bagged 2nd place (Runner up). The Girls team played a magnificent game and reached the Semi Finals which unfortunately lost to Niraj International School.
TALEN-TIME has become an inseparable part of the Suchitra tradition. We dedicate this time to celebrate English language. We had a series of competitions spread over two days starting with POETRY RECITATION, EXTEMPORE, ORATION, DECLAMATION, STORY-TELLING, CREATIVE WRITING AND DEBATE. These competitions brought out the best from the children. They were happy to stand on a platform where they could showcase their talent and receive appreciation from all. 8th and 9th August, the campus was abuzz with the Inter-School English Literary Competition. 18 schools including HPS Begumpet, Meridian, Pallavi Model School, Bolton, St. Andrews etc. participated in the event. The judges showered praises for the wonderful performances and shared their valuable inputs with the students on how to enhance and improve their performance. The entire programme went off successfully and this year too, our students bagged many prizes. The winners list is on the last page of the newsletter.
Day 1 – Ms Deepa Banerjee, Ms Zenobia Rustam Fram, Ms Ritu and Ms Arti, all renowned names in the teaching field, were the Chief Guests for the day, and our honorable judges. It was the day of Recitation, Extempore’, Oration and Declamation. We were proud spectators as the children enthralled us with their performance. Their prioritization and sequencing of thoughts to display logical thinking was commendable. The poise and comfort with which they spoke was appreciated by all.
Day 2 – Dr Saraswati Puranik, Ms Vandana Patel, Ms Urmila Mahajan and Ms Sunita Modi, were the judges on the second day of the competition. This day kept the audience on the edge of their seats with the debate and storytelling competitions. At the same time the poetry and creative writing competitions highlighted the participants’ power of expression, empathy, critical reading and thinking. St. Andrews was pitted against Suchitra Academy in the final round of the Debate. Speakers conveyed their points, presented well-formulated arguments and spoke confidently to prove their point. The countering sessions spiced up the talk, making the debate more enjoyable.
15th August : Independence Day Celebration
16th August : Grades IX-X Prelim 1 begins
18th August : Holiday- Rakshabandhan
19th August : Grade V- Field Trip to Golconda Fort
19th August : Grade VI- Visit to Birla Planetarium
23rd August : Grade VII- Field trip to the Meteorological Department
25th August : Holiday- Janmashtami
Dear Parents to run a calendar of the kind that we do, needs extraordinary aspiration for our students. The organisation, the planning , the execution without any glitches requires immense foresight as well as attention to detail.
I am so proud of my whole team here at Suchitra and the darling students who rise to the occasion each time and surpass themselves.
You should be proud too : of your children, of their teachers and of the school. The opportunities that each one gets here are what is shaping their future and exploring their potential.
I sign off with gratitude to my colleagues and my students.
Director Principal, Suchitra Academy