|News from Pre – Primary School|
Namaste Dear Parents
You shall not be getting these fortnightly mails in your Inbox for some time to come now.
The month of April was a blink and miss with a flurry of activities. It was exhilarating!! It was an amalgamation of academics, community and action experiences that are vital in supporting the Academy’s holistic programme.
NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY
WASHING HANDS THE RIGHT WAY
Children are learning about the importance of cleanliness. On Wednesday, 12th April, an activity on hand washing was conducted to make the children understand the role proper hand washing plays in preventing the spread of infection. Children learnt that hand washing is the most important means of preventing the spread of infection. We are encouraging children to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before and after eating, after using the toilet, after wiping their noses and after playing outside. Please encourage your child to put into practice the skills he/she is learning.
STRANGER DANGER / GOOD TOUCH, BAD TOUCH
‘Stranger-danger’ are the buzz words commonly used to refer to the important topic of teaching children about the inherent dangers they may face as they venture out into the world. On Monday, 17th April, the pre-primary teachers put up a skit on “Stranger Danger” to equip children with the knowledge and strategies they will need to protect themselves in dangerous situations. Children were also sensitized on the topic of ‘Good touch and Bad Touch’. The topic on ‘Stranger Danger’ and ‘Good touch and Bad Touch’ will be ongoing lessons through the academic year.
PMI – Saturday, 22nd April, 2017
Sr. KG & Jr. KG – Wednesday, 14th June ,2017
Nursery & Playgroup – Thursday, 15th June ,2017
|News from High School|
Every day we can find at least one newspaper article, Facebook post or a TV report on bullying in schools. Keeping this in mind, a special activity, SAY NO TO BULLYING was conducted on Thursday, 6th April. This activity was designed to ensure that students understand the seriousness of the term ‘Bullying’ and what devastating effects it can have on someone. The activity ended with a pledge that they will never encourage bullying in any form and will always raise their voice against it.
A special assembly on the topic EARTH, OUR ONLY HOME was presented on Friday, 7th April, by the students of Grade III A. The children highlighted the point that Earth is the only planet in the universe where life is possible and its natural quality needs to be maintained to continue a healthy life. They also enacted a skit on the topic “Save Trees”. They presented the topic beautifully and spoke with confidence. As the saying goes all good things come to an end, the assembly came to an end with a song on “Save Earth”.
The students of Grade X presented a special assembly on the topic EARTH DAY on Tuesday, 11th April. The audience was informed about the importance of Earth Day and the need to save the planet. As the finale, the students of Grade V enthralled everyone with their ‘NUKAD NATAK’, spreading the message that even a tiny endeavour would go a long way in saving mankind from disaster.
On Wednesday, 12th April, the students of Grade III B presented a Special Assembly on the topic, BEING GRATEFUL. The assembly focussed on being grateful not just for our lives, parents, people who help us, friends and nature, but also for our troubles, mistakes, new challenges and difficult times as they make us strong and give us new opportunities to learn. The students sang a song of gratitude and presented a dance on the track “Grateful”. They learnt that “Gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time. As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
Dear parents , PowerPoint presentations of two of the assemblies were shared with you by Mrs. Kapoor, the Vice Principal.
An INTER- HOUSE GK QUIZ was organized on Thursday, 14th April, for Grades II- X. The Quiz consisted of seven rounds viz. Quick Thinking, Mixed Bowl, Sports, Science, Audio Round, Visual Round and Rapid Fire. The Quiz contained questions on a wide range of topics to test every facet of the student’s knowledge. All the participants displayed a commendable level of awareness and knowledge and gave each other a tough fight for the top honours. Their quest to be the winners continued till the very end of the contest. Finally, SUKRITI HOUSE in both the junior and senior category emerged as winners and Sanskriti ( Seniors), Dhriti ( Juniors) as Runners up.
QUIZ COMPETITION RESULTS
|1. Usha Gayatri.J VI A
2. Skanda Sundaresan VII A
3. Bhoomi Joshi VIII A
4. Nikhil Patel IX
5. Eric Vaiduriam X
1. Aryan Jaiswal VI B
2. Chhavi Ojha VII A
3. Yash Toshniwal VIII A
4. Aryaman Thakurdesai IX
5. Inder Kumar X
|1.Nishka Agarwal II D
2.Sri Vardhan IIIC
3. Anvi Waghmare IV B
4. Nitya Reddy VA
1. Bharat Jain IIA
2. G. Dheeraj IIIB
3. Vanshika Chowdary IV A
4. Tanusha Barigala V A
CAS PROGRAMME: VISIT TO ZILA PARISHAD SCHOOL, VENELLAGADDA
As a part of the CAS PROGRAMME ,the students of Grade IX visited the ZILA PARISHAD SCHOOL on Tuesday, 18th April. Our students became thoroughly engaged in this process and truly understood the responsibility given to them. They sang a prayer song followed by an interactive session. Their immersion in the interactions was remarkable. As a token of love, our students presented gifts to their new friends which were cherished and appreciated by them. The self-realization of the fact that how small things give great happiness made the whole trip worth it.
|News from High School|
22nd April, Saturday : PMI – Grades PP to X
(Timings 9.00 to 11.30 a.m. Please note no tokens will be issued after 11.30 a.m)
22nd April, Saturday : Periodic Test Begins- Grades IX & X
28th April, Friday : Last working day- Grades VIII to X
12th June, Monday : School Reopens for Grade I to VIII
1st June , Thursday : School Reopens for Grade IX , X
You have sent the ECA slips with the activity preferences marked, to us already. In case you still wish to opt for ABACUS (Gr I to IV ) or LEGO ( Gr I to VIII ) you may please inform the Class teacher when you come on Saturday. The Activity finalised for your child will be informed to you through mail along with the equipment needed. The Note Books, Home Assignments etc. were sent with the child on Thursday. Please collect it on Saturday, in case the student hasn’t.
The year has come to a close and the vacations will see some of us travelling or bonding with relatives in town or joining a summer camp around, but whatever it is, you will certainly have more time to spend with your children.
On the next page is a letter I picked up from the net as I found it resonating what I had to say to you all. Please go through and let it guide you about your time with your children. On the last page of the newsletter we have some contributions by students of Grade X. Please read it to find out about their views on discipline.
Director Principal, Suchitra Academy
Note : For more pictures of events visit us at https://www.facebook.com/suchitraacademy/
HOLIDAY ASSIGNMENT FOR PARENTS
For the past 10 months we were the caretakers of your children. You might have noticed that they all loved to come to school. These little ones enjoyed our care, love and attention. It is because we know that the childhood is the most important period of their life.
You their natural guardian will spend vacation with them for the next one and a half months. Let me share with you a few tips to make this time fruitful and enjoyable.
- Have atleast two meals together with your children.
- Tell them 100’s of people work hard to provide you a meal.
- Let the child understand the importance of agriculture and the hardwork of people in the fields.
- Let them wash their own plate after every meal. Children learn dignity of labour from such habits.
- Learn 5 new English words daily and list them in a book.
- Visit 3 neighbors. Know more about them click pictures with them – build a good rapport with
- Allow them to learn cooking, let children learn to make some cold snacks.
- Take them to your workplace and let them understand that you work hard to support the family.
- Try to share stories with them; tell them about your childhood and family
- Teach them a few folk songs.
- As far as possible keep them away from TV and electronic gadgets; They have their whole life for that.
- Look into the eyes of your little ones and thank God for giving you one – which is a wonder of nature. You are only a temporary custodian.
- In a short while she/he will be soaring to heights where you will have no role to play.
|News from High School|
STUDENT’S TAKE ON DISCIPLINE!!
Discipline by teachers and parents is an ongoing topic of discussion – both within schools and in the broader community. Discipline is a complex issue. We have heard a lot on this from both teachers as well as parents. But the child of the 21st century who has endless sources of visual stimulation and distraction at his/her disposal has a mind of his/her own too. And so, we present to you their points of view. And surprise of surprises, our children showed that they have balanced minds. Reprehensible their behaviour might be, but when cut to the chase, they know right from wrong. So here you have words of wisdom from the mouths of our young ones.
Suhas :The truth remains that the younger generation is easily attracted to deviant behaviour. The only reason is ‘lack of discipline’. Most parents let their children choose between right and wrong at a very young age which encourages them to choose the wrong path Children can be manipulated. They are too immature to take decisions which might cost them their future.
Harshit: Children get angry when parents advise them for their good, but I feel they are too young to know what is good for them. For example, given a choice between a healthy salad and a burger oozing with fat, you can be sure about what the teenager will choose. Therefore, guidance is essential.
Eric: Teenagers are driven by passions and desires. They are immature and they need the maturity and experience of their parents and teachers to influence their lives. We live in an unstable and dark world. A person can fall into the world’s deceptive trap if he is not guided well in his teenage years. It is therefore necessary for schools and parents to enforce discipline in order to shape them to handle the big, bad world!
Proteek: We are in the 21st century, but attitude of parents and teachers have not evolved. Making children independent is now a need, or they will rely on someone every time they have to take a decision.
Abigna: I feel that parents and school must give teenagers enough freedom to live as they like, but not unlimited freedom as then they might misuse it. They have to keep an eye on their children, but not so much as to suspect them
Paridhi: Teenagers should be given freedom only to an extent. It is important for parents to set parameters and train children to differentiate between right and wrong. Children need trust and freedom, but they also need values,education, ethics, manners and discipline. Every child is not the same, every child needs a different kind of treatment and training for their life ahead.I believe that parents are like guiding stars through the darkest nights that we face. If your parent scolds you, there is so much of love, care and concern behind it. With freedom comes discipline. If we demand freedom, we should also maintain discipline.