Monthly Archives: September 2016

09th SEPTEMBER, 2016

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.

MEDICAL CAMP

img-20160908-wa0008The 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

FIELD-TRIPS

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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.

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SPECIAL ACTIVITY

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

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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.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

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.

OUR ACHIEVERS

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.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy.

http://www.suchitra.in

 

 

 

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Newsletter 26th AUGUST, 2016

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

RAKHI MAKING

img20160817135145-1On Wednesday 17th August students of Pre-primary had Rakhi making activity to mark the festival of Raksha Bandhan that honours the sacred relationship between a brother and sister. Children enthusiastically made colourful Rakhis with papers, satin ribbons and other decoration materials. It was a joy to see their imaginations taking shape.

FIELD TRIP TO AOC CENTRE

The air in Pre-primary is filled with feeling of patriotism as the children are learning about our freedom fighters, national symbols, various religions, festivals, cultures and languages spoken in our country India. On Monday 22nd August Children were taken on a Field trip to the AOC centre. They got an opportunity to see the Gurudwara, Mosque, Church and Temple all in one place.  After the visit children were treated to some snacks and sweets at the centre by the officials.

JANMASTAMI CELEBRATION

As part of celebration of JANMASHTMI, the birth of Lord Krishna, a pot breaking event was organized in the Pre primary section on Wednesday 24th August. The little Krishnas and Radhas looked adorable in their traditional costumes and the entire area was transformed into a land of joy, celebration and happiness. The naughty little Krishnas were all set to sway and dance with the Gopikas and Radhas. The entire event was enjoyed by all and the tiny tots.

Upcoming Events

Friday 2nd September             – Teacher’s Day Celebration

Monday 5th September         – Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday

Wednesday 7th September   – Story Telling Jr & Sr KG (Elimination round)

Thursday 8th September       – Parent and child activity (Eco friendly Ganesha)

Friday 9th September            – Field Trip to the post office

Wednesday 14th September – Story telling final round

Friday 16th September          – Thanking our helping hands at schoo

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

INTER HOUSE PATRIOTIC SONG COMPETITION

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”       Theodore Roosevelt

An INTER-HOUSE PATRIOTIC SONG COMPETITION was held on Thursday, 11th August. It was a time where everybody relived the emotions and feelings associated with the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. All the four houses were united with one sound that resonated with joy as India celebrated her 70 years of Independence. The winners of the competition were Prakriti House and Sanskriti House. dscn2612

SALUTING THE SPIRIT OF INDIA

INDEPENDENCE DAY was celebrated in our school to mark the 70th year of freedom from the British rule.
The programme started with flag hosting by our Dir-Principal Ms Renu Shorey. This was followed by a musical rendition by students with the underline theme being saluting our motherland. On this patriotic occasion the students of grades IV B and C showcased a colorful ballet of India’s vision through their performance, depicting different facets of our glorious freedom struggle. The participants spell bound the audience with their performance and also energized them with patriotic fervor.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

Another special assembly was presented by the students of grade III C on Wednesday, 17th August. The presentation highlighted the importance of THANKSGIVING.  The students spoke on how the phrase ‘Thank You is pretty much ubiquitous. But it’s never unwelcome, and it can mean so much. Through the assembly they spread the message that saying thank you is everyday etiquette and a simple courtesy that takes just a moment. It costs nothing, not even effort, but leaves a warm feeling.

img-20160823-wa0029Another special assembly depicting the importance of JANMASHTAMI was presented on Tuesday, 23rd August by the students of Grade II C. The students presented a Dance Drama as a part of Janmashtami celebrations. They won the hearts of the audience by enacting various roles from Sri Krishna’s life. The awesome performance was applauded and appreciated by everyone.

The students of grade IX A made the audience introspect and reflect through their special assembly presentation on the topic TAKE THE INITIATIVE, BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE, on Wednesday, 24th August. Through a series of skits the students showcased that one can leave a stamp on this world by making our lives meaningful in a thousand ways and making the lives of others better than they ever thought possible. If you want to see

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change you must first start within. The presentation left the audience with a deep thought and introspection. They knew they had to choose between- take an action or just sit there. It’s that simple and it’s that profound!!!!

FIELD TRIP TO GOLCONDA FORT

The students of grade V visited the GOLCONDA FORT on Wednesday, 24th August. The children were quite excited and thrilled about the trip ahead. It was an attempt to make students visualize and connect to the past….the magnificent and glorious lifestyle of kings and the stories of their reigns. Students were overjoyed with the first sight of the historical fort as they got down from the bus. In the scorching heat also, students wanted to go up till the top.  As they climbed, they kept counting the steps.  Exploring each nook and corner of the fort and viewing the city from greater heights was an amazing experience.  Coming down was equally exciting as they looked content with the spark of achievement on their faces.

It was somewhat of a pity to discover that most children though had lived in Hyderabad for most of their lives but had not been to Golconda Fort. Dear parents it is our duty to expose children to monuments of such value.

WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

A workshop on ‘SYSTEMS THINKING’ was conducted by Ms. Trisha Chakraborty, Head of Research and Training on 6th and 20th August. The matter of the workshop was adapted from Systems Thinking workshops by Waters Foundation, attended a few years back by her. The key features of the workshop were how to make thinking visible in the classroom, what a system is and why it is important for any system to have a coordinated approach. The workshop was full of activities for teachers to help them relate with the major concepts taken up in the workshop and for them to prepare similar activities to suit the need of the class and the context to be dealt with the students. The focus in all the activities was to help children ‘think’ using variety of organizers and stimulators.

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

OUR ACHIEVERS

Meridain School had organized an Inter School Competition

‘IMPULSE’ on Saturday, 23rd July.

Samaira Panda of Gr II won the 1st Prize in the Hindi Poetry Recitation Competition.

Abhiram of Gr VII A entry was part of the exhibition Galleria-2016  which

was held at Ravindra Bharathi.

Aaira Sood of Gr-VIIIB won the AITA talent series (Under 14).

Congratulations to the upcoming Tennis Champ!!!

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

29th August                              – ECA Play Presentation: Grade V

1st September                         – Inter-House Kho- Kho Semi-finals Grades: IV-X

2nd September                        – Teacher’s Day Celebration

5th September                         – Holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

6th September                         – English Spell Bee Finale: Grades I-VIII

8th September                        – Inter-House Kho- Kho Finals Grades: IV-X

8th September                         – Field Trip to the Zoo: Grade III

Dear Parents amidst the upcoming busy calendar, we also get ready for the I Term Tests and SA1. The coming week we shall be sending the Portions and Date sheet for the upcoming tests too.

There is a large number of parents who have yet to pay the 2nd Term Fees. I am sorry but they will have to pay now with a Late Fee charge. Innumerable reminders have been sent regarding this.

The traffic situation outside the School is getting worse by the day and we all are suffering due to that. We are considering advancing the school timing from 8.30 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. with the hope that we will beat the traffic to some extent. The School timings then would be 8.00a.m. to 2.40p.m. I would request you to write in with your views regarding this.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in