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

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