Namaste Dear Parents,
Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra.
Please read on for some interesting news from the Campus….
NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY
TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION
Teachers play a major role in making their students responsible citizens of tomorrow and good human beings. It is impossible to imagine our lives without teachers. They are the cornerstones of our future. To acknowledge the teachers’ contribution and recognize the hard work put in by our teachers, Teachers day was celebrated at Suchitra Academy not only for one day but two consecutive days. On Friday 2nd September all the teachers were invited for a grand programme organised by senior students. The programme included dance, skit and songs performed by the students. The next day all the staff members had a great day out for a picnic to Celebrity Resort. The day was enjoyed by all the teachers. All in all, it was celebration mode for everyone!
STORY TELLING (elimination round)
Jr. & Sr. KG storytelling elimination round was held on Wednesday 7th September. The objective of the preschool storytelling competition is to inspire the interest in the children to bring out their talents, to build up their self confidence and thus enhance their self-esteem and also to strengthen their ability in public speaking. Around 125 kids participated of which 21 kids have qualified for the final round. The final round will be held on Wednesday 14th September.
PARENT AND CHILD ACTIVITY
It’s a scientifically proven fact that children whose parents are involved in their schooling and learning, grow up to be more successful. We invited parents to come to school. A parent child activity was organized on Thursday 8th September to make an eco-friendly Ganesha. Parents came up with innovative ideas and made amazing Ganeshas along with their kids. These creations were later displayed in the classrooms.
The annual ‘Medical camp’ was organized for the preschool kids on Friday 9th September. The team of Doctors from Aditya Hospital checked the overall physical parameters and dental health of the children and gave a prescription too. Your child must have brought it back home today.
Tuesday, 13th – Bakrid Holiday
Wednesday 14th – Story telling (final round)
Thursday 15th – Ganesh Visarjan Holiday
Friday 16th – Thanking our helping hands at school
NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
The students of Grades I and II along with their teachers visited the NEHRU ZOOLOGICAL PARK on Friday, 26th August. The purpose of the trip was to provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities. The students were taken to the Fish Aquarium where they observed different types of fishes. Then they were taken around in a toy train to explore the zoo. The children enjoyed watching the birds, animals and reptiles kept in their separate enclosures. Grade II children were thrilled to record their observation about the animals after the ride. After enjoying a hearty meal the children returned with many pleasant memories to share with their friends and family.
The students of Grade IV visited JAI LAKSHMI FOODS, MEDCHAL on Friday, 26th August. The trip did remind them of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The students learnt about the manufacturing of chocolate and the other skills related to running a factory and the business. They were taken around the factory and were shown the different stages of production explaining in detail the various processes. Students were actively involved in collecting information and getting first-hand account of various functions of management and procedures involved in setting up and running of chocolate units. The students were all smiles when they returned with packets filled with variety of chocolates.
To mark the occasion of Teacher’s day, a GREETING CARD MAKING ACTIVITY was conducted on Thursday, 1st August for the students of grades I-III. It was a day of delight for the teachers to see the talent of their children. Children too showed eagerness and excitement to showcase their artistic side. On the whole it was a fun filled activity for both the children as well as the teachers
WORKSHOPS ATTENDED BY TEACHERS
A workshop highlighting the setting of Board papers, pattern and topics for the Summative Assessment for grades IX-X was attended by our Language teachers Ms Mangalakshmi and MS Subhashri on Thursday, 1st September. Interesting group activities were conducted and important discussions with regard to the new textbooks and its pedagogy were discussed.
Our ICT teachers, Ms Prardhana and Ms Deepthi attended a workshop on Friday, 2nd September. The workshop was on the 21st CENTURY COMPUTER SCIENCE CURRICULUM conducted by Next Education. The workshop was completely activity based and it highlighted how these activities can be incorporated into Computer Science text books as practice exercises.
TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION
A teacher affects eternity; She can never tell where her influence stops…
With the main purpose of celebrating TEACHERS, the students of grade X along with the Activity Co-ordinator Ms Poonam put their heads together and planned a memorable programme on Friday 2nd August. The day began with the students getting into the shoes of their teachers and teaching a class for forty minutes. To heighten the enthusiasm it was declared a competition wherein students of grade X taught classes I-IX. The event began with the students welcoming the teachers with the traditional Aarti and Kum-kum Tilak. A short skit to highlight the contributions of teachers and the lives they have touched made the audience emotional. Young children sang a melodious song that echoed the importance a teacher plays in a child’s life. The dancers left the audience tapping their feet with their spectacular performance. It was indeed a memorable day for both the teachers and the students!
GREAT UNANIMITY AND UNENDING LAUGHTER !!!!
The teachers set their spirits free at CELEBRITY RESORT on Saturday, 3rd September. It was a day off where all the teachers escaped to the luxury retreat and enjoyed amidst nature’s glorious serenity. It was a day to break free from the hectic schedules and experience an occasion to bond and rejoice in the gift of togetherness.
The students of Grade II B presented a special assembly on the topic ‘WATER WATER EVERYWHERE, NOT A DROP TO DRINK’ on Tuesday, 6th September. The presentation showcased the scarcity of drinking water in spite of having so much water on the earth’s surface. Children spoke confidently on the pollution and unnecessary wastage of water. They danced to the song “pyaasi hoon mein tumko pilake……” The assembly came to an end with a pledge that we would not waste water and use it judiciously.
Another assembly was presented by the students of Grade VII B on the topic ‘A SMOOTH SEA NEVER MADE A SKILLED SAILOR’ on Wednesday, 7th September. The students spoke confidently and were successful in strongly putting across the idea that we learn from the hardships and upsets of life. If everything comes easy, then we will never learn to deal with the disasters when they inevitably arrive.
PEARSON SCHOOL, KOMPALLY had organized an Inter – School Independence Day Cultural Fest “TIRANGAA” on 31st August.
S.Rohit of Gr II won the 1st Prize in the English Story-Telling Competition.
Akansha Deb of Gr II won the 2nd Prize in the English Story-Telling Competition.
Rashida Zohar of Sr. Kg. won the 3rd Prize in the Fancy-Dress Competition.
Monday, 12th September : Inter-House Kho-Kho Competition.
Tuesday, 13th September : Holiday- Bakrid
Thursday, 15th September : Holiday- Ganesh Nimarjan
17th-23rd September : Summative Assessment 1
Time has moved quickly and there we are, almost nearing the end of I Term. Portions, Date-sheet etc. have been sent. Revisions have started in classes from today. I am sure you are sitting with the children and trying to bring them up to date with their subjects too. Don’t stress yourself too much please, children are very capable and they will do well.
The holidays in the next week will give you added time to revise.
Dear parents, in my last Newsletter I had asked your inputs regarding changing the school timings to 8.00 a.m. from the current 8.25. I must thank the very few who took the trouble to write back (barely 6 to 7 mails).
I must say I am most disappointed by the majority who did not care to write back. Either our news letters, written so painstakingly, are not read or are not important enough to respond to. I wonder what the reason is. I again request you to send in your views if we change the school timings to about 8.00a.m. in the morning.
Director Principal, Suchitra Academy.