Monthly Archives: February 2018

23rd February 2018, VOL.6, ISSUE: 168

Namaste Dear Parents,

We come to the end of a rather successful year. The new academic session winks at us from a distance and we remind ourselves of the tasks that lie ahead of us as we take renewed responsibility for your child’s multi-dimensional improvement.

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

“Don’t just teach your children to read…. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.”   Goerge Colin.

PRE-PRIMARY GRADUATION DAY

 

Suchitra Academy celebrated the preschool Graduation Day on Wednesday 21st February. It was a day full of jubilation, euphoria and excitement. The chief guest for the occasion was Mrs. Sangeeta Pamnani, head of Glendale, Edufun,  a chain of preschools. All the parents of Sr. KG students were present for the occasion. The students left everybody spellbound with their performances. Vibrant music, dance, breathtaking colours and highly co-ordinated movements, promptly set the tone and mood of the atmosphere. Another show-stealing performance was the Jodha Akbar skit, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The most important part of the Graduation Ceremony was the Sr. KG students adorned in convocation caps and ponchos, walking the stage. Their smiling faces were welcomed by rapturous applause from the audience as they received certificates of excellence. In the end Mrs. Sangeeta Pamnani and our Dir. Principal Mrs. Renu Shorey addressed the gathering and emphasized intelligences that exist in each child. Mrs. Pamanani stressed on paying due attention to development of EQ, just as we do to IQ.

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FORTH COMING EVENTS

 

Wednesday 28th February       : Holi Celebration

Thursday, 1st March                : Year end Pajama Party

Friday, 2nd March                    : Holi Holiday

Tuesday, 6th March                 : Term Break Begins

Saturday, 10th March              : PMI

Wednesday, 14th March        : New Academic Session begins for JR.KG AND SR.KG

Thursday, 15th March                        : New Academic Session begins for Nursery and Play Group

NEWS FROM HIGH SCHOOL 

NEW ACADEMIC SESSION BEGINS

Monday, 19th February was the beginning of THE NEW ACADEMIC SESSION for Grades IX-X. The students began the day interacting with their class teacher and enjoyed team building activities.

SPECIAL ACTIVITY

As part of the special activity the students of Grade IX had a brain storming session on Thursday, 22nd February. The students were divided into groups and were given a few contemporary topics for discussion.

They were given the liberty to choose their stand in favour or against the topic. They have been given a week’s time to prepare, research, analyze and will be presenting their views and analysis on Thursday, 1st March.

(Free) Expression- The Base of Human Rights!

A street play- an enormously popular genre of drama was tried out in the volley ball court by a group of Grade V children on 20th February, 2018.  The theme of their play was Human Rights, a lesson in their Social Science text.   And what a simple, effective method of learning it was- the nuances of human rights was  conveyed  beautifully and fluidly to the audience which comprised of students from Grades V and VI along with their teachers.

What a shot in the arm it was for the teacher, Mrs. Divya Gupta when she received a letter from a parent appreciating her effort!  We reproduce the letter below-

Thank you very much for sharing the video. It’s a nice idea to have such activities. The impact of listening in this form rather than in a classroom setup, I’m sure is not only fun but would be grasped much better by students. Kudos to you for this innovative idea and putting it in to action. You have been an amazing teacher and hope you could be Sreemayi’s class teacher for 6th  Grade too.

OUR ACHIEVERS

 

WINNERS OF THE ENGLISH SPELL BEE FINALE- TERM II
  NAME CLASS
ADHYA DUTT I
DEV BALDWA I
G.S.ADITI I
K.SRI VAIBHAVI I
VINESH CHOUDHARY I
AGASTYA KIRAN I
NEKKANTI SIDDHARTH I
N.SUSHANT I
ADITYA BHADANI I
PRERIT SINGHI I
VINISHA AGARWAL I
NAGA SAHASRA REDDY I
JITEASH JAIN I
UTKARSH KUMAR BHARDWAJ I
BHARAT JAIN II
DEVANSH MUTHA II
NISHKA AGARWAL II
T.SRIRAM VARMA II
NISHKA KANSTURI II
RAYAN RENIL II
V.SATHVIKRAM II
SNEHAL SAHAY III
MANKARAN SINGH III
PARISHA PASARI III
SUDIKSHA SUNDARESAN III
NEEHAR YAMANI IV
ARYAN IV
LINGA SHAUNAK IV
K V K SREEKAR V
ARCOT RONIT V
ANVITA VERABELLI VI
AANYA MANOJ VI
SKANDA SUNDARESAN VII
WINNERS OF THE HINDI SPELL BEE

FINALE- TERM II

NAME CLASS
VINESH CHOUDHARY I
ADITYA BADHANI I
 ARNAV SURAJ I
 PRERIT SINGH I
BHARAT JAIN II
NISHKA AGARWAL II
RACHIT RAJ SINGHI II
T. SIRI CHANDANA II
SAMAIRA PANDA III
R.DIYA III
AHAAN SOOD III
S. ROHIT III
PAHAL YADAV IV
ARYAN IV
DHAIRYA SHUKLA IV
SAANVI SHARMA V
ANVITA VERABELLI VI
AANYA MANOJ VI
MEENAL SAHAY VII
WINNERS OF THE TELUGU SPELL BEE

FINALE- TERM II

HEMAKSHITH KYASA I
ASHRIT I
PALAKURTHI SRINIDHI I
NIHIT SIVALENKA I
ANUNITHA CHITNENI I
ARNAV REDDY V II
KAITHA SANKEERTH REDDY II
SHRESTITHA ENUGANTI II
TUNIKI ATHARVA II
LASYA SREE NALLAVELLI III
K. SRI LALITHA VAISHNAVI III
AKSHIJ NARAYAN TEEGALA III
 RUCHISHYA RENIKINDI III
NEEHAR YAMANI IV
S.V.SINDHURA IV
LINGA SHAUNAK IV
AKSHAJ VARDHAN P IV
NITHYA REDDY M V
K.SVANIK REDDY V
MD.OMAR V
M.SAI PRANEETH REDDY VI
K.PRANAY REDDY VI
PATNALA ANISHA VII
J.R. KASHVI VII
SUSHRUTH CHALLA VII

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

 

24th February, Saturday        : Grade X Farewell

1st March, Thursday              : Paper sharing 1

2nd March, Friday                   : Holiday- Holi

5th March, Monday                : Paper sharing 2

10th March, Saturday                        : Term Closing PMI

12th March, Monday              : New Session, 2018-19, begins for Grades I-VIII

This is my last newsletter to you for this Academic Year. But this unbroken chain of almost 7 years will reappear soon after we reopen.

At this point I would wish to draw your attention to some of the issues disturbing us all and leaving us shocked.  Yes I am talking about episodes like – shooting a principal dead ( in fact 2 cases in quick succession), a gang of 4 of grade IX beating another student to death, a student killing a boy in the wash room and another slitting the throat,  posting obscene messages threatening of rape and abuse to the teacher on fb by a student of 13 years ( today’s newspaper).

Then there are cases of underage driving ! Virtually young messengers of death, let loose on the roads by careless parents ! Thankfully, there are cases of parents being arrested for this. Watch out and please do not succumb to pressure from your kids. Hide those car/ bike keys, if you must.

In this scenario we as a school feel so vulnerable and helpless. Every other day we take disciplinary measures against erring children and whose rage will get us hurt, we have no idea. The other day we had a case of 3 boys holding down another boy and beating him with such pent up rage! It was class changeover time. It was frightening and they were totally out of control for a while till the teacher walked in and intervened.

You parents will need to pay some serious attention to the lives of your adolescent children. Please do not consider them ‘babies’ any more. None of us realised when they ‘grew’ up so much! Trust them but not blindly, listen to them but not inattentively. The signs will be visible if you start looking for them, which you must. Only way is for you to MAKE TIME TO TALK TO THEM ON A DAILY BASIS; questioning, listening, probing !

I write all this not to sensationalise but to share that these disturbing incidents are at our door step and we alone are responsible to take steps to safeguard ourselves and our kids. We at our end, work at these issues all the time.

At the same time, If I look back on the year, I feel a deep sense of satisfaction and achievement and immense gratefulness !

Each time my day has begun poorly because of some unpleasant episode, the rest of the day has been made so wonderful because of the huge appreciation and affection of most of you! Honestly, at the end of the day I am generally left feeling enriched, appreciated and satisfied with what my team and I are able to do for the kids in our care.

We all shall carry on with our jobs till the time we can go back home feeling elated and successful.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

Contributions : Deepa.k, Anne.I, Satya.S, Sujana.L, Shyam, Sirisha.

Note : For more pictures of events visit us at https://www.facebook.com/suchitraacademy/

 

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NEWS LETTER 09th February 2018, VOL.6, ISSUE: 167

Namaste Dear Parents,

We have moved smoothly into the last few days of this academic year and are proceeding into preparation for the annual examinations and our focus is on refining the performance of our students.

Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra. Please read on for some interesting news from the Campus….

It was a week full of quizzing fun…

  1. JR.KG QUIZ COMPETITION

A Quiz enhances general knowledge, thinking skills and curiosity among children. For Jr. KG this month, the competitive activity was quiz. The preliminary rounds were held, and the students who answered the best were selected to represent their class team. The Final quiz competition was held on Thursday, 1st February. A very interesting quiz was designed around the themes that have been covered this session. The quiz comprised of four rounds- general question, audio, visual and chit round.   The tiny tots participated with great enthusiasm and there was much anticipation in the air. The competition was very tight and all the students participated with high spirits. The Jr. KG B students won the competition by one question. The winning team comprised of –

  1. Malank Bahukandi      2. Neave Jain 3. Nivaan Shah

SR.KG SPELL AND TELL COMPETITION

‘Spell and Tell’ competition was held for Sr. KG students on Friday, 2nd February. The competition helped the students to gain confidence and improve their vocabulary, which is an invaluable tool for language improvement. Post prelim round students were selected from each section to represent their class. The quiz was very creatively designed and had rounds on jumbled words, missing letters and spelling the picture. The Sr. KG A students won the competition. The winners were applauded and the efforts of all

the students were appreciated. The winning Team comprised of –

  1. Aarav Singla 2. Kush Mittal 3. Saharsh Kumar Kalva                         
    Forthcoming Events 

    Friday, 21st February               : Graduation Day

    Wednesday, 14th March         : New session begins for Jr & Sr KG

    Thursday, 15th  March            : New session begins for Playgroup and Nursery 

     

    NEWS FROM HIGH SCHOOL  

    THE BOOK WARRIORS

    27331839_1995756283773274_1051208772927851929_nThe book warriors from Grades V A and B made their second foray into Grades I- IV on Tuesday, 23rd January and were met with as much enthusiasm as their friends had received earlier. They spoke about characters, narrated short stories and encouraged their younger school mates to DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!

     

    PROMOTIONAL EVENT

    On 26th January, 2018 we undertook the task of promoting and marketing the best of our “brand” in a gated community- Rainbow Vista, Kukatpally. The best practices followed in the school were highlighted and we hope the message has gone through- Suchitra is the place to be in!

    ECA PRESENTATION

    29th -30th January was an exhibition of a plethora of activities- the culmination of a year long extracurricular activity schedule. From strengthening the mind to promoting better time management skills, the extracurricular activity presentations both indoor and out door demonstrated how students have succeeded in much more than just their academic endeavors.

    PROJECT BASED LEARNING

    The students of Grade VI tried their hands and minds to understand the concept of WASTE MANAGEMENT through their PBL presentation on Tuesday, 30th January. They presented the given topic through various activities, skits and street play.  In the process, students honed their organizational and research skills and developed better communication with their peers.

    THEATRE PRESENTATION

    18The students of Grades V-VII displayed their acting prowess through the THEATRE PRESENTATION on 31st January and 7th   February. They presented ‘Navrasas’—the nine emotions as part of their presentations. In this context they presented declamation, displayed different levels of the emotion through short plays and dances. The audience was treated to performances from a wide range of styles that made them enjoy every bit of the act.

    FIELD TRIP

    Visiting a POST OFFICE was something out-of-the-ordinary for the students of Grade III on Wednesday, 31st January. They visited the general Post Office, Secunderabad. They were taken around to see how the letters are collected and stamped. They were also educated on how postal banks are different from other commercial banks. They were taken to the accounts department, where they learnt how money is collected and stored. The warmth and eagerness with which the Post Office people welcomed the children was amazing. We can’t thank them enough!

    CREATIVITY IS AS IMPORTANT AS LITERACY

    • Sir Ken Robinson

    ART GALLERY DISPLAY

    An ART AND CRAFT exhibition was held on Saturday, 3rd February. This exhibition was an opportunity for the students to display their creative side, either through paint, craft, needle work or drawing etc. Articles made by students of Grades 1 to 10 were on display. Parents visited the exhibition and were impressed with their children’s work. We found it just as important to showcase the talent and brilliance of our Art and Craft Teachers. Hence their works too were on display including some amazing installations and sculptures.

    CBSE CLUSTER MEET

    The SAHODAYA CLUSTER MEET was held on Wednesday, 7th February. The meeting was headed by the Chairperson, Ms Kasturi Reddy, Principal, St. Michael’s School, Alwal. 28 Principals from different CBSE schools came together and shared their expertise and experience for collective growth.

    CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS

    8th and 9th were the days to make memories. Class photos were taken for the year 2017-18. Children can treasure them for years to come and look fondly at their teachers and class mates.

    OUR ACHIEVERS

    Konanki Vanshika Chowdary of Grade IVA, won two Bronze medals at the 55th National Roller Skating Championship held in Chennai from 27-31st January, 2018.

    Yash Toshniwal of Grade VIII A is the winner of the English Spell Bee Finale, Term 2.

    FORTHCOMING EVENTS

    12th February, Monday        : English Spell Bee Finale Grades I-VII

    12th February, Monday        : Revision for Annual Exam Begins

    13th February, Tuesday        : Holiday- Mahashivratri

    14th February, Wednesday : II Language Spell Bee Finale Grades I-VII

    15th February, Thursday      : GK Annual Exam Grades I-VII

    16th February, Friday           : ICT Annual Exam Grades VI-VII

    17th February, Saturday      : PMI – Grades VIII-IX

    19th February, Monday       : New Session for Grades IX-X

    22nd -28th February              : Annual Exam Grades I-VII

    Dear parents Fee Challans have been sent and last dates mentioned. You are requested to honor the dates and pay by the last date. Kindly meet the deadlines as there will be a late Fee charge after the last date. . You will note that we have not charged any additional Fees for all the Books/ Stationery/ Excursions and Tickets/ Class photographs / Craft requirements / Uniforms ( Rs. 10, 000/- or Rs. 11,000/-) other miscellaneous items,  this year. All these costs will need to be borne by you from the coming Academic year, as and when neededIn case you are withdrawing your child from the school please note 17th February is the last date to send in your TC request.  Beyond that, 1st Term Fees will have to be paid in order to get the TC.

    Please understand that our whole planning for the next Academic year (number of sections, teachers, class rooms, activities) is dependent on the school/ class strengths and it is necessary for us to know the number of children who will continue with us. Of that we can be sure of only after you pay the Fees.

    Revisions are going on in the classes and tests for GK, ICT, Spell Bees are already started. Please do make time to sit with the kids at the same time do not get excessively stressed. I am sure they will do well.

    Warm Regards

    Renu Shorey

    Director Principal, Suchitra Academy.

    Contributions : Deepa.k, Anne.I, Satya.S, Sujana.L, Shyam, Sirisha.

    Note : For more pictures of events visit us at https://www.facebook.com/suchitraacademy