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NEWS LETTER – 7th April 2017

News from Pre – Primary School

Namaste Dear Parents,

We are happy to keep you informed about the various events and happenings at Suchitra!! As we traverse further into the new academic year, students are busy in familiarizing themselves with the syllabus and the hard work they are expected to put in.

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

THEME : MARVELLOUS ME

mybodyThe theme Marvellous Me was introduced on Monday , 3rd April. My body and body parts are the focus of this theme. It’s time to discover what makes our bodies special. We will do lots of thinking, exploring and creating together. Children will learn to name body parts, their location and that all parts in their body work together like an engine. Children will also learn about the five sense organs and how these organs help us to enjoy the world around us.

Lesson on our emotions and feelings will help children to understand, cope with and express their feelings and emotions, as well as develop and express an awareness of self. Children will be encouraged to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas using language.

TEETH BRUSHING

The early years in a child’s development are the best time for a child to learn about oral health and develop a positive attitude about good dental habits. We have been talking to our children about why it is important to keep our teeth healthy. With our oral dental activity on Thursday , 6th April ,we demonstrated how to brush teeth and encouraged children to brush their teeth in proper way. Brushing, eating tooth-friendly foods, and going to see the dentist are just some of the topics children will learn about.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday,21st April              – Pool Party (last working day)

News from High School

SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

      UGADI PACHADI-TASTE OF LIFE!!

20170328_084946On Tuesday, 28th March, the students of Grades V-IX presented a special assembly on the occasion of UGADI. The assembly focused on the importance of Ugadi, discussed the meaning of the festival and how it is celebrated in different parts of India. It was an occasion for all of us to learn and remember. The constant mention of the Ugadi Pachadi and the various ingredients that make it,  reminded us of the various facets of life and to prepare ourselves for the year ahead.

SAY NO TO BULLYING

Another special assembly on the topic SAY NO TO BULLYING was presented on Tuesday, 4th April, by the students of Grade IX. The message was to ‘Make a Noise’ against bullying. The students spoke about how they could use their powers for good by standing up to people, being brave, speaking out, helping and being kind to each other. The presentation culminated with a meaningful song that projected the harsh reality that “…….Sometimes words that hurt the most, start as a joke or a boast.”

CLASS GOALS AND RULES

Better that rules are agreed between teacher and learners and best that they are established ‘up front’. The age, maturity, size and purpose of the group is important in this regard.  Keeping this in mind, a SPECIAL ACTIVITY was conducted on Thursday, 30th March. The students across Grades I-X enjoyed as they collaborated their ideas and opinions and formulated class goals and rules.  Giving them a hand in creating the rules made them realize the importance of the responsibility given to them.

 

IMG_2376OUR ACHIEVERS

Name Competition Won
Varnan Gonek

VI A

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Chess Tournament

 

Gold Medal

Himanshu Agarwal V A Runway– 09

Chess Tournament

 

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, 13th April            : Inter-House GK Quiz Competition

Friday, 14th April                 : Holiday- Good Friday

Monday, 17th April               : Periodic Test 1 Begins

Friday, 21st April                 : Last Working Day- Grades I-VII

Saturday, 22nd April           : PMI- Grades I-X

Dear Parents, though the summers are hitting the peak, we at Suchitra are lucky to be in a relatively cooler environment because of the trees on campus. Besides, the rooms are air-conditioned and so are the buses. In case of a power cut there is our generator. We plan to run the school till the scheduled dates in April, unless some serious situation arises. We have no plans to close the school early as we see no merit in that as yet.

Kindly help us in maintaining discipline of punctuality, proper turn-out and timely submission of Home Assignments etc. It’s only with your support that we can enforce the quality we want.

 

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in

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

24 th February 2017

News from Pre – Primary School

Namaste Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that the end of the school year has arrived; time has flown away so quickly.The year’s end always brings with it a tremendous sense of accomplishment. So many things have been accomplished this year. Our students have been involved in an extraordinary number of activities and of course, we should not forget the tremendous amount of learning which has taken place during the year.

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

Graduation Day

Preschool Graduation, a Milestone worth Celebrating.

On Wednesday, 22nd February, the Sr. KG students earned their moment of honour as they paraded around in their graduation caps and capes. Pre-school had a wonderful graduation ceremony to bid farewell to the Sr. KG kids. We celebrated our children’s achievements and shared memories of their pre-school days. The welcome dance and the graduation song presented by the Sr. KG kids were memorable. The skit presented by the Nursery and Jr.KG kids was a treat to the eyes. The pre-primary mentors sung a heart touching song and bid farewell to the Sr. KG kids.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday 3rd March – Pajama party

Wednesday 8th March – Term break

Thursday 16thMarch – New session begins for Grade1

Monday 20th March – New session begins for Jr. &Sr KG

Thursday 23rd March – New session begins for Playgroup & Nursery

News from High School

MEET OUR BOOK SOLDIERS…

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When did you last see children going around speaking about the books that they have read?  Well, students from Classes VA and VB did just that on Wednesday, 15th February. They went around to Grades II and III to speak about the books that they had read during the library period. They spoke about the book, enacted their favourite scene, recited poems that they wrote, asked their audience to guess and finally told them about the exciting world contained in story-books.

Both sets of students enjoyed the exercise and it seemed a wonderful way to engage students and encourage them to read books.

AFTER AN EXTREMELY EVENTFUL AND FASCINATING YEAR, FINALLY THE MUCH-AWAITED DAY ARRIVED ON 22nd February!!

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.” The FAREWELL FOR GRADE X was definitely one such moment. An event organized by the teachers and the students of Grade IX marking the perfect send-off, a beautiful emotional closure.

The evening went past the designs of the beautiful gowns and the fitting of the blazers. It went to a special place, a place that broke the barricades of cliques and divisions. The atmosphere was filled with happiness and celebration, but also mixed with the bitter feeling of “goodbye”. Music, dance and games were a lot of fun. Grade X couldn’t have asked for anything more. They wanted to capture every moment and hence, the endless “selfies” and pictures. The highlight of the event was the Mr. and Ms.Suchitra Contest, where our sporting Grade X participated enthusiastically. After three competitive, yet amusing rounds ParvezShokat Ali Dosani and Ashika  were awarded the title of Mr. and Ms.Suchitra.

The winners of the different categories:

CATEGORY WINNERS
BEST CATWALK (BOY) R.ROHIT
BEST CATWALK (GIRL) V.SAHITHI
MR STYLISH K.V.S.SANKETH
MISS STYLISH M.NIHITTHA REDDY

OUR ACHIEVERS

English Spell Bee Winners

Class &Sec Student  Name Class &Sec Student  Name Class &Sec Student  Name
I A TISHA JHUNJHUNWALA II B ABHINAV AGARWAL III B NANDHANA RAJESH
I B AARAV BONGU II B ARYA REDDY III C VANSHIKA CHOWDARY
I C SAHARSH REDDY II C REEYA BARIGALA III D ANVI TODI
I C BHARAT JAIN II D ALI QADRI IV A SAI SRI NIMAI
I C DEVANSH MUTHA II D SUDIKSHA SUNDARESAN IV B ARCOT RONIT
I D NISKHA AGARWAL II D PARISHA PASARI IV C SAANVI
II A SAMAIRA PANDA II E RUCHISHYA RENIKINDI IV C MD. OMAR
II A AHAAN SOOD III A NEEHAR YAMANI VI A SKANDA SUNDARESAN
III A DHAIRYA SHUKLA VIII A RHEA BOGARAPU

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

27th February: SA2 Begin for Grades I-VII

6th – 7th March: Paper Sharing

8th – 15th March: Term-end Break

11th -20th March: Grade IX Final Examinations

11th March: Term-end PMI

16th March: New Academic Session begins for Grades I-VIII

With the last day of classes being today and exams beginning on Monday, the 27th, I want to wish you all the best for the final push.

Without a doubt, this can be a stressful time of year. As difficult as it can sometimes feel, I’ve always believed that a little stress can be a good motivator: if we didn’t feel it, we wouldn’t make the extra effort we need to succeed.

Grade X also is preparing to write their final examinations- I wish them the very best in their examinations and in the choices they will have to make in the future.

 Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in

You can check out our blog on https://suchitraacademy.wordpress.com/

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

 

13th January, 2017

With Great Devotion, Fervor and Gaiety,
With Rays of Joy and Hope, Wish You and Your Family,
HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI!!

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

Theme-end presentation

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Theme-end presentation held on Friday 6th January covered the theme ‘Farm to the Table’, ‘Transport’, ‘Learning through Stories’ and ‘Fantasy Land’.

It was amazing to see the Nursery kids talk about various traffic rules, they also took us on a joy ride with the four modes of transport song. The Jr. KG Skit took us to the land of healthy veggies and healthy eating habits. The Sr. KG kids presented their learning of stories through musical skit, dance and song.

Canvas Auction

The Canvas Auction was held immediately after the theme-end presentation. We are overwhelmed by the response from the parents for the Canvas. Thank you dear parents your generosity will help us adopt more kids from the SOS village.

The highest bidders were parents of

P.RIYAANSH REDDY – Nursery A

SAMHEETH REDDY – Nursery B

HRIDAY PATEL – Jr KG A

ISHAANVI KURUVEMULA NANDANA – Jr KG B

S.RUDHRANSH – Jr. KG C

MADDULA SAMHITA – Sr. KG A

KAYAN GUPTA – Sr. KG B

AHIL MERCHANT – Sr. KG C

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL  

VISIT TO GROMOR NURSERY  

The students of grade VII visited the GROMOR NURSEY in Kompally on Monday, 2nd January. Mr. Dilip, the care taker of the Nursery explained the various methods of vegetative propagation including grafting and layering. They also saw bonsai, seasonal, aquatic, and ground cover flowers. The different varieties of cacti really intrigued the students. It was a plant and flower filled day for them!!

SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

COLOURS OF LIFE

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An ARTISTIC special assembly depicting the COLOURS OF LIFE was presented on Tuesday, 3rd December. It highlighted a strong message that art is universal and because art is everywhere, we experience it on a daily basis. Apart from presenting about the famous artists who have carved a niche for themselves it also focussed on the various career paths that art offers these days. The assembly culminated with a live drawing made on different canvases. The audience was awestruck when the different pieces were brought together.

Do log on to our Facebook page to witness the wonderful masterpiece made by the students on the spot.

LOHRI KI LAK’H’ LAK ‘H’VADHAIYAN!!

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Another special assembly on LOHRI was presented on Thursday, 5th January. This ignited the festive spirit among the students as well as the teachers. The students explained the various customs and traditions followed during this festival. They danced to the foot tapping Bhangra beats around the bonfire. Grade X had a great time dancing around the bonfire welcoming the harvest season with fervor.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

16th January: School re-opens for Grades IX-X

17th January: School re-opens for Grades I-VIII

18th January: GK and ICT Assessment Grade VIII

19th January: English Spell Bee Finale Grade VIII

20th January: II Language Spell Bee Finale Grade VIII

27th January: Field Trips- Visit to Planetarium Grade IV

Visit to Sericulture Farm Grade VII

Visit to Police Station Grade III

Dear parents I once again appeal to you to help us in enforcing respect for school rules and discipline.

When students know that teachers and parents are working together, behaviour as well as adherence to rules improves dramatically.

We have, on countless number of occasions, stressed on the importance of short hair for the boys and two plaits for the girls ( for purpose of their looking neat throughout the day); short nails ( for no dirt in the nails and safety of other children); appropriate uniform and completing the homework in time.

In spite of this, it saddens us immensely when you, parents, show resentment towards the school’s policies and do not help us in maintaining the requirement.

We would like to remind you that the only purpose of these regulations is to instill discipline in your child. Please cooperate.

Although this will take effort on your part, the time you spend building a bridge between school and home will reward you many times over during the course of life. Arguing with the school authorities in front of the child sends a wrong message to the child, which does happen sometimes.

For any issues regarding turn out, hair, nails or wrong uniform, students will be sent back home without any prior diary notes etc.

No arguments and impolite behaviour will be acceptable…. (Pl note the regulation reg hair length for boys is 1 to 1.5 inches maximum). 

Hope you are having a great bonding time with your children and are also looking into the brief Home Assignments given. Please ensure completion of the work.

Look forward to seeing the children as the school reopens shortly.

THE INIMITABLE X – GRADERS!

Class X was asked to create advertisements for unusual products/ unusual advertisements for regular products. And here is a peek into some of  the best ones they came up with!

 

 

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Renu Shorey

Dir –Principal

http://www.suchitra.in

 

 

21st OCTOBER, 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

Children are not things to be moulded but people to be unfolded

Jess Lair

THEME ‘FARM TO THE TABLE AND TRANSPORT’

14705910_1449748041707437_4616039437774040539_nThe theme ‘Farm to the Table and Transport’ was introduced on Monday 17th October with a ‘Wow Factor’ that had changed the very landscape around the classes !

Preschool children are active learners who experience the world through their senses, physical involvement and active play. Through this theme children will be learning the process of farming through practical experience. A small patch of land has been provided for Jr. and Sr. KG kids where they will be digging the soil to make it loose, sowing seeds, weeding and taking care of the crops. We also have various activities like milking the cow, baking, healthy food week and many more practical activities lined up.

Note : Dear Parents if any of you have a farm where we can take our Preschool kids for a learning experience, please do let us know.

EYE CAMP

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Children below six years old are mostly unaware of what a “normal” vision is. They are unlikely to complain of vision problems and hence on Tuesday 18th October it was initiated at Suchitra Academy to check children’s eyes. The doctors have given slips with their suggestions and these slips are attached to the children’s diary for your reference.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday 28th October               – Diwali Celebration

Monday 31st October           – Halloween Celebration  ( instruction will be sent through diary for both the events)

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

EXCURSION PRESENTATION BY GRADE X

14702383_1446321965383378_714876638672932317_nSarvesh Paradkar and Ruchika Agarwal from grade X were amongst the many who enjoyed the SCHOOL EXCURSION to Delhi, Dalhousie and Amritsar.  They made a brief presentation on Monday, 17th October, highlighting important details and moments of joy experienced throughout the trip. The itinerary included visits to the Golden Temple, Jallianwalla Bagh, Humayun’s Tomb and many other places. The guided trip allowed students to relive history after seeing the Martyr’s well at Jalliawala Bagh. The trip also enhanced camaraderie amongst students and was of great educational value.

EYE CAMP

An EYE CAMP was held at school on Tuesday, 18th October and Wednesday 19th October, for grades I-X. This camp was conducted by Sri Sigma Hospitals. Children from all grades got their eyes checked. The doctors gave advice on proper eye care and stressed on the importance of nutritious diet to maintain healthy eyesight. They also issued prescriptions wherever necessary. We are extremely grateful to the team of Doctors led by Dr. Patel Bhavin  Kumar,  who spared 2 valuable days for us. If you visit the hospital, there are special discounts available on consultation.

PROJECT  PRESENTATION

dscn1212PROJECT-BASED LEARNING is a dynamic approach in which the students actively explore real-world problems, challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.  The students of grades IV, V and VIII made their presentations on Wednesday, 19th October and Thursday, 21st October, respectively. Each class had identified a ‘real problem’ like deforestation, healthy eating habits, air pollution etc.  In this process,

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students also honed their organizational and research skills, developed better communication with their peers, audience and worked within their community while seeing the positive effects of their work.

 

Students of Gr IX-X visted the Old age home ‘Krishnasadan’ on Thursday,  20th October,   as part of the CAS program. Children were very humbled and touched with the presence of old inmates at the home. They interacted with them, sang songs for them and spent quality time with them. Students realized that the most precious and worthy gift they could give to the old inmates is their ‘TIME’ because no one things they are worthy of it. The children also donated a carom board, Chess board and a Tambola set to the inmates. They left the home with a heavy heart with a promise to the inmates that they would visit them again!

Parents, if you wish to visit the place or make a donation, here are the details.

You can support an elderly by donating Rs 3000/- p.m. or 36,000/- annually. For further details, pl get in touch on 8333005264, 8096000008. Website – www.krishnasadan.org

Our Achievers

Kartikaya of Gr IIIA won the Champions Trophy for the 31st National Abacus competition organized by ‘BRAINOBRAIN’

Our students  J.R. Kashvi (VIA), Sanjana Chawla(VIIIB) and Veda Prapurna (VIB) participated in the CBSE South Zone Tennis Tournament –U14(Girls) at Indus Universal School, Yapral from 14th -16th October.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

24th October                          : Project Presentation- Grades III A and IV C

25th October                          : Project Presentation- Grade III D

26th October                      : Project Presentation- Grades III B and VII A

27th October                      : Leadership Activity – Grades I-VII

27th October                      : Talk on career in the Armed Forces- Grades VIII – X

28th October                     : Diwali Celebration

Dear parents the second term has begun and this also sees our Founder’s Day being celebrated. This year we celebrate with a Sports Day. And as usual our mantra of NCLB ( no child left behind ) will ensure that the whole school participates in the programme. You must have received Consent Slips which also inform you about the costume charges for your ward’s participation. You may send across the amount to the class teacher by Monday with a diary note seeking acknowledgement of the amount sent.

For any suggestions and feed back kindly get back.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy.

http://www.suchitra.in

07th OCTOBER, 2016

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and then staying with that plan. – Tom Landry
Namaste Dear Parents,

It is going to be another busy and exciting Term, with lots of learning opportunities and new experiences. We know you will continue to work with us, so your child can grow in confidence, with a love of learning and a determination to be the best.

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

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

THEME-END PRESENTATION

14440765_1428801333802108_2554317739713734301_nTheme-end presentation was held on Wednesday 28rd September. It was awesome to see the Nursery kids stand on the stage and talk so confidently. The Jr. and Sr. KG Kids were incredible, the Hindi poem on the farmer and English poem dedicated to our soldiers was heart warming. The tri colour dance and the flag formation was mesmerizing. Thank you parents for being there and encouraging our kids. They performed amazingly well and your overwhelmed response brought further validation to us.

THANKING OUR ‘HELPING HANDS’

Through this theme Kids had the opportunity to listen to stories about community helpers. We read stories and talked about the various community helpers that help us in different ways. We sometimes take them for granted and in the big rush of life,  forget to say a special thanks to the people who help us day in and day out.

So on Thursday 29th September, we at Suchitra Academy Pre-school, gifted bedsheets and steel containers to the Aayamas and security, to tell them how much they all mean to us.

We also appreciate all the parents who donated bedsheets for this event. A big thank you to you from us.

TERM-END PARTY

After all the hard work through the term it was celebration time, we organised a term-end party on Friday 30th September. Children enjoyed the goodies and danced merrily to the sound of music.14440972_1428848807130694_6493732195381673414_n

TERM-END PMI (Parent Mentor Interaction)

Term-end PMI was held on Saturday 1st October, thank you to all the parents who took time out to fill our survey. We will look in to your suggestions and concerns and do our best and we will share the feed back with you shortly.

Up-coming events

Thursday 13th October                            – School Re-opens

Tuesday 18th October                             – Eye camp

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

COOKING WITHOUT FIRE

Children of Grades I, II & III had immense fun on the last day of their term tests by trying out their culinary skills for the activity COOKING WITHOUT FIRE. They enjoyed being Chefs for a day and presented their dishes beautifully proving that they are no less in this art too. Children presented variety of dishes, Gr I with Puffed Rice Peanut Butter Balls, Gr II Sandwiches and Gr III Potato Fillers. On the whole it was a fun filled activity for both children as well as the teachers.

INTER-HOUSE SWIMMIMG COMPETITION

The much awaited SWIMMING COMPETITION was held at the school swimming pool on Wednesday, 28th September. All the students and teachers were enthusiastically cheering the students and their house relay teams. There was a lot of excitement in the air and some of the students displayed excellent swimming styles and techniques.

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THEATRE PRESENTATION
The students of grades VII-VIII displayed their acting prowess through the THEATRE PRESENTATION on Friday, 30th September. Each and every student of each grade/section participated and presented wonderful plays. The throw of voice, the handling of the mikes and the superb acting of every student amazed the audience. It was wonderful to see the shy students deliver their dialogues almost like a professional! Our objective of giving each and every child an opportunity to be on stage and face the crowd confidently was more than met. Thank you Sunita and Aarti for your untiring efforts and putting up a wonderful show within the very short time that we gave you.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

To ensure that the students get access to the best books for their reading levels and interests a BOOK FAIR by SCHOLASTIC was held on Saturday, 1st October. It was an exploratory time when kids browsed through books about real-life experiences, fun facts, love and friendship. Popular, age-appropriate titles to engage older readers, relevant topics and current, relatable issues attracted even the reluctant readers. On the PMI day Scholastic did a whopping sale as you people bought the books that the children had identified. Hope children and you, both read those books together.dscn0753

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

13th October                                    : School Re-opens –  Term II Begins

18th-19th October                            : Eye Camp – PP-X

19th October                                  : Project Presentation Grades IV A, V A, VIA, VII A, VIII A

20th October                                  : CAS – Visit to Old Age HomesGrades VI-X     & QCT- How to be safe Grades I-III

Dear parents, the short break is moving briskly and very shortly we will be ready to reopen and charge headlong into a hectic 2nd Term.  In the mean time our Excursion that has gone to Dalhousie and Amritsar etc. will be returning tonight, after a fantastic break. It will be a pleasure and relief to welcome them back.

Hope you are having a good time with your children and enjoying the festival too.

Warm  Regards.

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in

23rd 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

STORY-TELLING COMPETITION FINAL ROUND (Jr KG. & Sr KG.)

Storytelling is seen as a crucial part of an all-round education, a core skill for learning and sequencing ideas, a way of developing skills and confidence in speaking and performing.

Final round of storytelling for Jr. & Sr. KG was held on Wednesday 14th September. Senior school teachers Ms. Sujana and Ms. Manisha graced the ocassion and judged the kids.

Names of winners

Jr. KG.

1st –  Jaideep Varma        2nd – Tanishka Reddy    2nd – Unnati Tripathi     3rd –  Prisha Modi

 Sr. KG.       

 1st – Siyona Kefira                  2nd – Nihit Sivalenka        3rd – K.  Nitisha               3rd – K. Sri Vibhavi

THEME-END PRESENTATION

Theme-end presentation was held on Friday 23rd September. It was awesome to see the Nursery kids too stand on the stage and talk so confidently. The Jr. and Sr. KG Kids were incredible, the Hindi and English poems, the tri colour dance and the flag formation were mesmerizing. Thank you parents for being there and encouraging our kids. They performed amazingly well and you were a lovely audience.

THANKING OUR ‘HELPING HANDS’

Pre-primary kids will be thanking the helping hands at school on Thursday 29th september. Teachers along with students will be gifting a small token of love to say ‘Thank you’ to the Ayamma’s for all their help. Parents if you wish to be a part of this event you could gift bedsheets ( new ones only pl. ) which will be distributed amongst them.

UP-COMING EVENTS

Thursday, 29th October        – Thanking the helping hands

Saturday, 1st October           – Term-end PMI / Dushera vacation begins

Thursday, 13th October        – School Re-opens

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

INTER-HOUSE KHO-KHO COMPETITION  dscn0008

The final round of the INTER-HOUSE KHO-KHO Competition was held on Thursday, 12th September. It was a nail-biting contest where the audience was at the edge of their seats, cheering for their respective houses. This competition helped the students develop strong bonds of solidarity and act as a great motivating force inculcating true sportsman spirit and competitive streak. SUKRITI HOUSE (boys team) and PRAKRITI HOUSE (girls team) emerged as winners.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY

A special assembly on the topic INDOMITABLE WILL was presented by the students of Grade VI A on Wednesday, 14th September. The children exhibited immense confidence and poise while speaking. The skit explained that ‘true strength is an indomitable will’ depicting examples from history about great achievers, who showed enormous willpower to achieve their dreams. The presentation was successful in putting across the fact that strength has little meaning in the world when you cannot have the inner strength to face life.

WORKSHOPS

  1. A workshop “FIRST STEP IS THE LAST STEP” was conducted by Krishnamurti img_20160906_143433Foundation India, held at Besant School, Rajghat Fort, Varanasi. It was attended by our Vice-Principal Ms Deepa Kapoor and Librarian Ms Manjula from 6th to 9th September. The workshop revolved around watching videos on Jiddu Krishnamurti’s talks around the world, followed by discussions on those topics by the guests.  It was an exhilarating experience, encouraging them to delve deep into their thoughts. 
  2. I attended a Conference-cum-workshop conducted by Dr. Kobus Neetherling from South Africa on 13th September at The Park Hotel. It was an amazing work shop where Dr. Kobus spoke on ‘FROM ORDIANRY TO BEYOND’. Dr Kobus is a world celebrated speaker, author of 99 books, Guinness World Record holder ( He wrote a 110 page book in 4 and a half minutes- From Impossible to Possible) and a trainer on ‘CREATIVITY AND PASSION’. It was an extraordinary experience to be able to hear him.
  3. An introductory workshop for teachers was conducted in Ganges Valley School, Hyderabad in collaboration with the Indian Schools Debating Society, backed by Ramco Group of Companies. It was attended by our Academic Coordinator Ms Anne Issac and English Mentors Ms Madhuri and Ms Sujana, on Saturday, 17th September. This workshop was designed to bring teachers from various schools across India into the folds of the ‘World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC)’ format of debating.  

We would like to, once again, express our gratitude to Dr Kiran, parent of Dhruv Kumar Naidu, and his team for their dedicated contribution during the Medical Camp held in the campus for two days. Dr. Naidu and his team devoted 2 whole days to carrying out the examination of all children. Thanks a lot Sir.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

26th -27th September                 – Paper discussion

28th September                         – Inter-House Swimming Competition

29th September                         – Scholastic Book Fair

30th September                         – Theatre Presentation Grades VII-VIII

1st October  ( Saturday)           –  PMI 9.00 to 12.00 p.m.

                                            SCHOOL REOPENS ON THURSDAY, 13th OCTOBER 2016.

Dear Parents the 1st Term is over and I sincerely hope you saw the growth and learning in your child. At our end, we have not left any stone unturned to create a happy learning and enriching environment for our children. In the Report Cards, we do give suggestions for improvement. These are mainly about encouraging your child to read more. Please do this sincerely and everyday spend about half an hour discussing some non-academic topic (may be sports or music or movies or good behavior) and you will see wonders happening. Regular and relevant communication with your child will form the basis for lasting relationships in her/his life.

It gives me immense pleasure and pride to share with you that our school ( estd. 2011) is ranked 9th in Hyderabad and Telangana by Education World, out of the 110 schools in Hyderabad, in the open category ( the toughest one) and we compete against schools which are 25 to many more years old.

Dear Parents, the credit goes to both of us for this success as it is your faith in us that is taking us places. Thanks you so much and let’s keep working to even better prospects.

Look forward to meeting you on 1st October and wishing you a great festive season ahead.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in

Newsletter 12th AUGUST, 2016

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”

 Mark Twain – American author

Namaste Dear Parents,

The week has been filled with proud moment after moment! Our students have raised the bar in terms of standard and expectations in everything that they put their gifted minds to.

Please read on for some interesting news from the Suchitra Campus….

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

THEME – DISCOVERY OF INDIA

The theme ‘Discovery of India’ was introduced on Tuesday 2nd August. Through this theme kids are learning to love and respect their country. Kids are being introduced to the rich culture and heritage of our country. We have been discussing our great leaders and their contribution to the country. Kids are being taught to honour and respect the National Flag and the National Anthem. They are learning to respect the national property and keep the country clean.

 

FRIENDSHIP BAND

Children celebrated the joys of making and having friends on Thursday 4th August. ‘Friendship Day’ was the perfect occasion to let the kids know how much friends are needed. Kids made their own friendship bands and exchanged amongst their friends. This was an excellent starting point for discussions on friendship and behaviours.

RECITATION COMPETITION

English Recitation Competition for Jr. KG and Sr. KG was held in school on Friday 5th August. The objective of the competition was to build confidence, improve fluency and enhance expressions of kids. The kids participated in this competition with enormous zeal and were pleased to deliver their learning on stage. Each one was a winner because of what she/he gained in terms of learning and confidence.

Our winners

Jr. KG                                                               Sr. KG

1st Unnati B, Tripathi                           1st Nihit Sivalanki

2nd Tanishka Reddy                             2nd Sri Vaibhavi

3rd Nandana Ishaanvi                          3rd Vihaan Tuniki

INTERSCHOOL RECITATION COMPETITION

The zeal continued on Monday 8th August, when Nihit from Sr. KG participated in the Interschool Recitation Competition and stood 2nd

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Independence Day was celebrated with full vigour and enthusiasm on Friday 12th August. Kids came dressed in tri colour and marched around the school campus. This was followed by singing of patriotic song and listening to independence stories.

Donation

Ms. Annapurna Devi mother of Shaurya Gudapati of Nursery A donated Rs. 11,000/- towards care of children of SOS village. ( Suchitra Academy and pre –primary students have, as of now, sponsored 2 children in SOS village for a year for Rs. 38,400/-)

 

Upcoming events

Monday 15th August                   – Independence Day Holiday

Wednesday 17th August            – Rakhi making

Thursday 18th August                 – Raksha Bandhan Holiday

Monday 22nd August                  – Field Trip

Wednesday 24th August            – Janmashtami Celebration

Friday 25th August                      – Janmashtami Holiday

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL 

CHESS TOURNAMENT

St. Peter’s Public School conducted a Chess Tournament on 28th and 29th July. Our students participated in the sub-juniors category. K. Sai Sri Nimai of Grade IVA, K. Sai Ohm Nabhya of Grade IVB, K Shamanth of Grade IVA, Linga Shounak of Grade III B.

VISIT TO SCIENCE MUSEUM

The students of grades IX- X visited the BIRLA SCIENCE MUSEUM on Thursday, 29th August. The children were quite excited and thrilled about the trip ahead. The Exhibits dated from ancient times to the present day. Students were excited to see and try out various hands-on exhibits in the interactive science section of the museum. They had a firsthand experience of using and understanding principles of the working of various scientific exhibits. The Nobel gallery and Dinosaurium were a sight to marvel!!!! Overall the trip was an informative learning experience, both for the students and to the volunteers as well!!

FIELD TRIP TO POLICE STATION

The students of Grade VII visited the POLICE STATION at Pethbasheerabad on Friday, 29th July, as part of an interactive programme. The officials spoke to them about the way a police station functions. The students visited the control room and other facilities like the women cell, lock up, VHF Set, CC camera points at the police station. It was a highly informative session with the Station Head Officer where the children asked various questions ranging from their ranks, functions to use the handcuffs and the service revolver. Some were curious about how the control room functioned and how the wireless sets worked.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

As a special activity on Thursday, 4th August, a LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY was conducted for the students of grades I-VIII. It was an activity that initiated a feeling of fun but in the long run they learnt to challenge themselves by searching for opportunities and by experimenting, taking risks and learning from mistakes.  This activity proved to be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths and address weaknesses.

Inter School Basket ball Tournament

Suchitra Academy participated in Shri B. Ramender Reddy Memorial Inter School Basketball Tournament for Boys & Girls (Under 16 yrs) which was held between 4th and 6th August, 2016 at Niraj International School. The boys team reached the Finals and bagged 2nd place (Runner up). The Girls team played a magnificent game and reached the Semi Finals which unfortunately lost to Niraj International School.

TALEN-TIME

TALEN-TIME has become an inseparable part of the Suchitra tradition.  We dedicate this time to celebrate English language.  We had a series of competitions spread over two days starting with POETRY RECITATION, EXTEMPORE, ORATION, DECLAMATION, STORY-TELLING, CREATIVE WRITING AND DEBATE.  These competitions brought out the best from the children. They were happy to stand on a platform where they could showcase their talent and receive appreciation from all.  8th and 9th August, the campus was abuzz with the Inter-School English Literary Competition. 18 schools including HPS Begumpet, Meridian, Pallavi Model School, Bolton, St. Andrews etc. participated in the event. The judges showered praises for the wonderful performances and shared their valuable inputs with the students on how to enhance and improve their performance. The entire programme went off successfully and this year too, our students bagged many prizes. The winners list is on the last page of the newsletter.

Day 1 – Ms Deepa Banerjee, Ms Zenobia Rustam Fram, Ms Ritu and Ms Arti, all renowned names in the teaching field, were the Chief Guests for the day, and our honorable judges. It was the day of Recitation, Extempore’, Oration and Declamation.  We were proud spectators as the children enthralled us with their performance. Their prioritization and sequencing of thoughts to display logical thinking was commendable. The poise and comfort with which they spoke was appreciated by all.

Day 2 – Dr Saraswati Puranik, Ms Vandana Patel, Ms Urmila Mahajan and Ms Sunita Modi, were the judges on the second day of the competition. This day kept the audience on the edge of their seats with the debate and storytelling competitions. At the same time the poetry and creative writing competitions highlighted the participants’ power of expression, empathy, critical reading and thinking. St. Andrews was pitted against Suchitra Academy in the final round of the Debate. Speakers conveyed their points, presented well-formulated arguments and spoke confidently to prove their point. The countering sessions spiced up the talk, making the debate more enjoyable.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

15th  August                  : Independence Day Celebration

16th August                  : Grades IX-X Prelim 1 begins

18th August                  :  Holiday- Rakshabandhan

19th August                  : Grade V- Field Trip to Golconda Fort

19th August                  : Grade VI- Visit to Birla Planetarium

23rd August                  : Grade VII- Field trip to the Meteorological Department

25th August                  : Holiday- Janmashtami

Dear Parents to run a calendar of the kind that we do, needs extraordinary aspiration for our students. The organisation, the planning , the execution without any glitches requires immense foresight as well as attention to detail.

I am so proud of my whole team here at Suchitra and the darling students who rise to the occasion each time and surpass themselves.

You should be proud too : of your children, of their teachers and of the school. The opportunities that each one gets here are what is shaping their future and exploring their potential.

I sign off with gratitude to my colleagues and my students.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in

Winners of Poetry and Creative Writing Competitions

Poetry Writing

Group 2:

Topic :  I am happy when

Sreemayi K   Grade IV A- 1st Prize

I am happy in the morning,

When I hear the bird sing,

Merry, merry songs,

In the morning.

I am happy in the noon,

Our games start very soon,

And we will play till we are tired,

In the afternoon.

I am happy in the night,

Such a lovely night ,

Seeing the moon shining bright

In the night.

 

Name: Dipansha Agarwal Grade III D – 2nd prize

I am happy when

I am happy when I play,

I am happy when I swing,

I am happy when I talk,

And I am happy when I walk

I am happy when I sing and dance,

I am happy when someone hugs me,

I am happy when it’s raining

I am happy when it’s my birthday,

I am happy when everyone wishes me,

I am happy when everyone gives gifts to me.

I am always very happy.

 

Group 3:

 Name: T Pratik, Grade: VI B- 1st prize

Topic: Homework

 Do you like homework?

Neither do I.

I want to be free like a bird

Flying in the sky

All of our homework

Is all so irritating

I could ban all our homework

If I were the king.

When I do it all

I feel so relieved

And when I get it all

It’s like I’m never free.

If I were to go back

And stop this difficult thing

I would take the chance

And stop this thing.

 

 

Name: Aishi Raju, V B- 2nd prize

Topic:  Homework

Homework is a fun thing to do,

Math, Science and English too.

When I have no one to play with,

I go and do my homework.

Projects or diagrams,

Both are very interesting.

When I have too much homework,

Sometimes I have a headache,

So, I do it in the garden

Or right in my bed.

I have to do homework

It makes me feel good,

And when I finished it completely

I run off to play.

 

Name: Om Dhotre, Grade:VIIB – 3rd prize

Topic: The Last time I Cried

It was a Tuesday

On the 19th day of July

I woke up in the morning, happy.

But I had no idea I would cry that day.

I was selected for extempore

I was energized and happy

I boarded the school bus, excited

But I had no idea I would cry that day.

 

When I reached school, I was more excited

I was so energized and pumped up

I thought I would do my best and my better

But I had no idea I would cry that day.

 

Then came the time for

The biggest day of my life

It was a huge competition

I knew I had to win it

But I had no idea I would cry that day.

 

My turn to speak came

The anchor called my name

I took a deep breath

And stepped on the stage

But I had no idea I would cry that day.

 

As I looked at the thousands of people before me

My leg and my fingers started to tremble

My heart was beating fast and I thought

“Will I do well? Will I win?”

But, I had no idea I would cry that day.

 

My speech had a bad start

Like the wheelspin of a racing car

I almost forgot what my topic was

But then I caught up.

I spoke all the words that came into my mind

But, I had no idea I would cry that day.

 

At last, the anticipated moment came

The time for announcing the results

I folded my hands and started praying

For my luck and my life

But, I had no idea I would cry that day.

 

The winners were Prachi and Manhar

I felt like broken glass

I told to myself,’Chin Up, you’re a boy”

But that was of no use for a boy like me.

I really had no idea of I would cry that day

 

Then school was over, I was going to the bus

Sadly thinking about all my efforts gone in waste

Thinking about all my classmates saying tome,

“Congratulations, Om! You lost!”

Well, I had no idea I would cry that day.

 

I settled in my seat

Still thinking the same

I rested my head on the seat

Trying to forget and sleep the same.

 

I felt like crying, then

I thought of all my efforts

I couldn’t control my emotions

And I started to cry and cry and cry

That was the last time I cried.

 

Group 4:

Name: Sarvesh Paradkar, Grade X- 1st prize

When everything goes wrong

I woke up from sleep

And fell down a bed so steep

I went down for breakfast, still feeling tired

Then found out that the milk had expired!

Right then   my neighbor started their blaring song

Why, today, was everything going wrong?

 

I was already late, so I decided to run to the bus stand

A bad decision I realized as I slipped in the sand.

When I finally reached, the bus was nowhere to be seen

Was it yet to come, or had it already been?

A man told me, “The bus has already come for the day”

Why was everything going wrong today?

 

When I came to school, I was super late

The teacher was already writing the date!

So I stood outside, staring at the class

Guess this was a subject, I wasn’t going to pass

Then there was a break and everyone, except me, went to play

Why was everything going wrong today?

 

Then I looked at the timetable, it was going to be all right

The next period was games, everything was just right.

 

Name: Roma Samala, VIIIB-  2nd prize

Sometimes I wish…

Once along the beach

I saw something in my reach.

It was a dirty looking lamp

In a place that was very cramped.

 

I smeared some of the mold

To uncover a lamp that was gold.

The lamp started to shine bright

And out came golden light.

 

An abstract figure emerged from the lamp

Blue and gold and not at all damp.

The figure said ‘I shall grant you three wishes’

After that all you will get is three empty dishes.

 

“So use them wisely”, he said

And without disagreement, I followed where he tread.

My first wish was immortality to fly

So I could go up and touch the sky.

 

My second wish was to be rich

And this was for real without  a glitch

At last came the third vortex

Should it be simple or complex.

 

So I wished for a million more wishes

And so, I got no empty dishes.

I started to wonder what could go wrong

Thinking this is a dream and it won’t last for long.

 

So out there I wandered

With my wishes not forgotten.

I knew this dream was actually true

So all I could do was be wise and look at the sky so blue.

 

Creative Writing- Picture Composition

Group 1

Name: Ali  Quadri Grade II D- 1st prize

  1. Rose is holding a plate.
  2. She is deciding to eat pizza or vegetables.
  3. She is confused.
  4. She loves pizza but she knows vegetables are healthy.
  5. First Rose takes some vegetables.
  6. After she finishes she will take some pizza.
  7. Now Rose can have healthy and junk food.

 

Name : Sudiksha Sunderesan , Grade-II D , 2nd prize

  1. It is lunch time. Rita is waiting for her lunch.
  2. Pizzas are junk food.
  3. Rita likes vegetables.
  4. Rita dislikes pizzas.
  5. Vegetables are good for our body.
  6. Rita is holding a tray she is thinking should I eat veggies or pizzas?
  7. Vegetables are healthy.

 

Name : Anshuman  Nanda  Grade II C  -3rd prize

  1. Vegetables are healthy food.
  2. Healthy food makes us strong.
  3. Junk food don’t have the provictims and minerals.
  4. Veggies have the proteins and fibers.
  5. Junk foods are not good for health.
  6. Healthy foods are good for health.
  7. We should keep ourselves strong and healthy.

 

Creative Writing

Group 2

Name:  Tanusha Barigala, Grade IV C- 1st prize

Topic: The bird who couldn’t fly.

There once was a bird who couldn’t fly, she was a sparrow. Since the minute she was born to the last try she couldn’t fly, no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t fly. All the other birds would tease her because she couldn’t fly. She felt like crying when they teased her. She only had one friend who cared for her very much. They were best friends. No one could bring them apart .She always felt joyful when her friend found a way to stop others from teasing her. One day as they were talking about why she could not fly, a huge bird came down and took her friend away. She called for him, but all in vain. So she had only one chance to rescue him. She flapped her wings harder and harder till they lifted her off the ground. She kept trying and she finally got the hang of it and she went faster and faster and finally caught up with the huge bird. She found her friend and stopped the bird from eating him. Then they went back to their tree happily.

 

Name : Mysha Javed Lirani- III A  – 2nd prize

Topic: The bird who couldn’t fly.

 

One day a girl was walking in the garden. She saw a beautiful bird flying in the sky. Suddenly the bird hit a branch of a tree and fell down.  ‘Oh dear,’ The girl said as she ran and picked the bird. Then the girl took it to her home. There she bandaged the bird’s hurt. Then she gave the bird some food to eat and some water to drink. After some days, she removed her bandage. The bird tried to fly again and again but it couldn’t. It tried the last time and it flew. The bird and the girl were both happy.

 

Group 3:

Name: Vaibhav- VII A- 1st prize

Topic : My Journey On a Pirate Ship

This story is all about my journey on a pirate ship.So here goes.I was on vacation with my friends on a small island. There, I saw a ship.  A ship that wasn’t ours.So I decided to take a peek.When I got on, the ship started moving. Curiosity killed the cat and all that….When someone was lifting the anchor, I realized I was not alone.I was drifting away from my friends!  Jack! Save me! Anyone here?” I shouted.  Who should come, but the pirates themselves.I realized that as I heard the deck creaking.

I had been running to and fro in my fear when I tumbled over a chest.  I had found a treasure chest.It had a imprint of a skull on it which was made of gold. When I opened it, I realized that I had hit jackpot. I filled my pockets with coins.

Meanwhile, the pirates had caught me. I thought they were going to loot me and push me off the deck.  On the deck, when I looked around, I realized that the boat was only a few metres away from land.I thought I could jump off.  I was sweating profusely. The clock was ticking and the boat was slowly drifting away. I made the decision in a split second. I dropped all the coins for speed and weight reduction.I jumped off the deck using the same plank.  I swam and later when I reached the beach, ran very fast. I was lucky the pirates did not chase me. So I hope this tells you what to do and what not to do on a pirate ship.Now this is just something extra.The captain had a hook for a hand! Weird ,huh?

 

 

 

Name: P.Priyanka- VII A – 2nd prize

 

 

Topic : A Dark Hallway

It was night. I was in my room watching videos on my laptop because it was the weekend.It was around mid-night when I heard a noise from the hallway.I was really scared.So I ran to my parents’ room and woke my mom first.She told me that it might be coming from the kitchen. And then she told me to go have a look.  That should have given the game away.  Which mother tells you to go and check a dark hallway?

I went to my room and quickly grabbed my toy gun filled with water.  It was not regular water.It was paint water.I wore my baseball hat which made me feel more like an under-cover agent.  I tiptoed down the stairs.I heard another sound which was louder. I finally got downstairs.Now, I had to pass through the dark hallway.My heart was beating faster than usual.I was scared of my own footsteps.As I was passing through the hallway, I heard different sounds from my brothers’ room, which was weird because my brother had left for college.  I opened the door slightly, when I realized that my little sister uses his room.She was playing with her dolls.I asked her to accompany me to the hallway.Now we had to go inside the kitchen.I opened the door to make sure no one was there.Then I noticed that the light was ON.My sister smelled cookies and opened the door.There,  I saw my dad. He was stuffing his face with cookies.  So, my dad was the thief of the day and was coated with pink paint.  And what’s more, I turned around to see my mother doubled over with laughter!!!

 

Group 4:

Name: Namratha Alluri , Grade IX B- 1st prize

Topic – A friend who moved away

As far as I remember, the time I spent with her, the joys we celebrated together are the most precious memories I have. She was Aprajita Mukherjee, my best friend, whom I can never forget. We were together since we were in first grade. We used to get time to play before the assembly started. Somehow, we were the only ones who would not hear the bell and always ended up going late to assembly. And once, the teachers were so annoyed that they made us stand in front of the crowd while the assembly was going on with our hands touching our toes. You might be thinking how embarrassing it would have been.

But for me, it is a precious memory. Even though we were punished, we kept on laughing and chatting which is what I remember. Then, another time, while we were playing in the play pen, we suddenly saw a spark in the sky. We thought it would bring us joy, but it brought us life-long misery.  It was a UFO.  It came down, and suddenly everyone in the school vanished. Aprajita and I were wearing black clothes with our hair put up in a bun. The first thing the alien with one eye and an antenna kind of thing on his head, green in colour said “We hate black” with an angry face.  Aprajita and I looked at each other and saw that we were indeed wearing black clothes. We were brave enough to ask him why he had come to earth.

He replied,” I have come here to take one of you away from the other, because we hate when two people are very friendly and have a lot of affection between them.” We were proud that he had indicated that Aprajita and I were best friends. Without another word, he took Aprajita with him. I started crying and I suddenly heard my Mom calling me. And I woke up and realized it was just a dream.

But we did get separated that year as I changed my school. Till date, there are nights when tears fill my eyes when I recall these memories. I still try to look for her in social networking sites. She was funny, she was kind and we got along so well that the bond we shared, even if it was so transient has left an everlasting memory.

 

 

Name : Shriya Menon,  X – 2nd prize

 

Topic: A friend who moved away

She was not just a friend, Ashna was the sparkle if I were the diamond. IF I were gold, then she was the real value. She was my best friend.

In a world where there are girls and there are boys, we are those girls who think, act and work like boys. We don’t really understand what runs in each other’s head, but we, surely do the same thing. Ashna and I have shared a lot of experiences and adventured together.

One of them was a time when both of us had gone to take our neighbor’s dog for walk.  We were so engrossed in our talk that Hatchi, the dog pulled itself and ran away.   It took a long time for me to realize that Hatchi was missing. Both of us started to run around our whole complex looking for him. After two and a half hours, we went to Mrs. Bring our neighbor, to tell us that Hatchi was missing, but to our surprise, we saw Hatchi peacefully sleeping in his garden.

There were so many more adventures filled with joy, excitement, anxiety, guilt, depression that Ashna and I shared. If I had a chance,I could write a whole book about it.

Ashna is now in Bombay, and even today, after 3 years, she tells me that she doesn’t belong to the city and wants to come back. And I often think, I could give up anything for her to come and live here again and be able to spend time with her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th July, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

We are happy to keep you posted about the various events and happenings at Suchitra!! .

Please read on for some interesting news from the Suchitra Campus….

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

MAKING OUR VEGETABLE PATCH

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Now that monsoon is here, it’s the perfect time to introduce the Preschoolers to the science of gardening. Gardening allows the children to learn many life’s lessons.

On Monday 4th July we tried out our “Green Thumbs” to sow some seeds. During this activity, each child was provided with a small plastic cup. The children added soil to the cup, sprinkled seed on top of the soil and covered the seed with a bit more of soil. Each child had the opportunity to water the seeds and then place the cup in a sunny spot. After watering and nurturing the seeds for several days, they can now see what is happening with their cups. Our seeds have started to sprout!!!!

Planting seeds with young children is a valuable life project as that helps them see how seeds become alive! Besides they learn responsibility as they provide daily care to the new plants.

RAMZAN – PARENT VISIT

On Tuesday 5th July we had Mrs. Sherebanu Imani, Taher’s mother from Sr. KG and Mrs. Humera Fatima, Sufiyan’s mother from Nursery visiting the school to describe the holy month of Ramzan, when they fast and give up eating and drinking during the day. They explained that this is a time of prayer and for thinking of those who are less fortunate. Children were also treated to yummy sheer korma by the parents.

We would heartily like to thank Mrs. Sherebanu and Mrs. Humera for spending their valuable time and sharing valuable information on the festival of Ramzan.

VISIT TO THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

The Preschoolers had the opportunity to visit the Chocolate Factory on Thursday 14th July. Mr Ajit Jain parent of Devansh was kind enough to allow the children visit the factory. The children were amazed at where the chocolate came from. They watched a demonstration of how chocolates were moulded, how they were wrapped and how they were packed in the cartons to be sent out. We had many questions for the owner of the factory and learned a lot about the process. It was a very ‘sweet’ visit as all the children got to eat and carry chocolates !!!! Thanks a lot Mr. Ajit Devansh.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th July***         – Medical camp

Friday 29th July                                         – Theme-end Presentation

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL 

FIELD TRIP TO POLICE STATION

The students of Grade VIII visited the Police station at Petbasheerabad on Friday, 1st July, as part of an interactive programme. The officials spoke to them about the way a police station functions. The students visited the control room and other facilities at the police station. It was a highly informative session with the Sub- Inspector where the children asked various questions ranging from their ranks, functions to use the handcuffs and the service revolver. Some were curious about how the control room functioned and how the wireless sets worked. They were excited to enter the cell (the lock-up) and enjoyed the few seconds of getting ‘locked up’. The children were extremely happy to have availed this opportunity as they learned a lot about the police station and the police force.
SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

A Special Assembly depicting the importance of RAMZAN was presented on Tuesday, 5TH July by the students of Grade IV A. The essence of the month of Ramzan was highlighted through a ppt explaining the meaning and significance of the festival. The children spoke confidently discussing the various facets associated with Ramzan.

The presentation ended with a thought- provoking video showing kindness as one of the simplest and most important character trait someone can possess.

Another Special Assembly on the ENIGMA OF SHAKESPEARE was presented on Wednesday, 6TH July by the students of Grade VIII A. The assembly started with a ppt on Shakespeare which highlighted his life and works. The genius of Shakespeare was brought forth with enactment of a scene from the hilarious play “Much Ado About Nothing”. The entire presentation was put together beautifully and effective dialogues brought the characters to life.

SPECIAL ACTIVITY

As a special activity, grades I to III had COLLAGE MAKING on Van Mahotsav on Friday, 8th July. The mentors and students had a brain storming session and came up with some innovative and creative collages using different parts of plants. It was not only a fun activity but also a learning experience for the students. All the students were proud of their handiwork and posed excitedly with their masterpieces.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY

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An INVESTITURE CEREMONY was conducted on Wednesday, 13th July to invest the newly appointed office bearers of the School Council to take charge. The programme began with a Ganesh Vandana dance. Colonel Manoj Gupta and Mrs Neeti Manoj, parents of the School Captain, were the Guests of Honour. Colonel Manoj Gupta is currently serving as the Commanding Officer at the Training Centre in Roorkee. He invested the student representatives with the office giving them the badge and the sash. The office bearers took their oath of office and pledged their loyalty to the school.

Aryan Manoj, the School Captain spoke about his dreams and vision for the school in his acceptance speech. Col Gupta, the Chief Guest, spoke about the profound role that the school is playing in shaping of the children’s destiny, specially his son Arayan Manoj’s. He lauded the relentless hard work of the teachers at Suchitra.

STUDENT COUNCIL 2016-17

SCHOOL CAPTAIN ARYAN MANOJ (IX A)
SPORTS CAPTAIN VAMIKA ANIL (VIII A)
DHRITI HOUSE CAPTAIN B.N.S.K.MAHALAKSHMI (IX B)
PRAKRITI HOUSE CAPTAIN MANASA RUPA (IXA)
SANSKRITI HOUSE CAPTAIN VAIBHAV SARAF (IXA)
SUKRITI HOUSE CAPTAIN ERIC  VAIDURIAM (IXB)
DHRITI HOUSE PREFECT AASWATH R (VIII B)
PRAKRITI HOUSE PREFECT GOWTHAM SIDDARTH GOUD (VIII B)
SANSKRITI HOUSE PREFECT ARYAMAN THAKURDESAI (VIII B)
SUKRITI HOUSE PREFECT V.SAI MEDHA (VIII B)

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 LANGUAGE WEEK PREPARATIONS

Preparations for the Language Week are in full swing. As promised we have made sure that each and every child participates and gets an opportunity to enter the competitions. The first round of eliminations was held in the classrooms, next round was among the different sections and now the final elimination rounds for all the competitions are over. The Inter House competitions start from 18th July. Dear Parents, we hope that you are taking time off from you schedules and are helping the children prepare for the upcoming competitions. We wish them all the best!!

UPCOMING EVENTS

18TH July, Monday                    – Inter- House Solo and Group Recitation Competition (Gr I-X)

19th July, Tuesday                    – Inter- House Story Telling (Gr I- II) and Extempore    Competitions (Gr III-X)

20th July, Wednesday              – Inter- House Creative Writing Competition (Gr I-X)

21st July, Thursday                  – Inter- House Oration (Gr I-VII) and Declamation Competitions (Gr VIII-X)

22nd July, Friday                       – Inter- House Debate Competition (Gr VIII-X)

25th -26th July                           – Medical Check-up

27th July, Wednesday              – FA2 starts

28th July, Thursday                  – Visit to Legislative Assembly and Public Garden Museum (Gr VII-VIII)

28th July, Thursday                  – Visit to Science Museum (Gr IX-X)

29th July,Friday                        – Field trip to the Zoo (Gr I, II and IV) and Field trip to Police Station (Gr VI-VII)

As you can see dear parents, our calendar is choc-a-bloc with plans for each and every grade. This is what we mean when we say that we are concerned about ‘all around’ development of the child. These are the experiences that shape your child’s thoughts and perceptions. The easiest thing to do is to sit in the class room and teach from a text book. But life doesn’t originate from a text-book!

This is our differentiator!

Please note the following to ensure overall discipline and order-

  1. Children can not come to school with fancy hair-cuts and fancy gadgets including wrist-watches!
  2. Sick children are not to be sent to school, at all, be it for a test or a spell bee. There is no half day permitted.
  3. Please send all the child’s belongings in the morning. It is not possible for us to deliver stuff to your child during the school hours.
  4. The overall turn out is checked on day to day basis, disciplinary action is taken against defaulters.
  1. Please speak to your child about how important it is to behave properly in the school bus. The children MUST sit in their allotted seats. Must not get up and walk around. Must not get into scuffles and fights. Must listen to Ayamma. If they are not cautious they can get hurt.
  1. Second Term Fees has to be paid by or before 31st Later than that there would be a late Fee charged.
  2. Our School Excursion in October (1st to 7th) to Delhi, Dalhousie and Amritsar is open to grades V to X.  50 children have already enrolled. We can take in another 10. Send in your names at the earliest please.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in

NEWSLETTER 17th June, 2016

Namaste Dear Parents,

A very warm welcome to all the new students as well as those who come back after a vacation.

It is going to be a very busy and exciting year, with lots of learning opportunities and new experiences.

We know you will continue to work with us, so your child can grow in confidence, with a love of learning and a determination to be the best.

NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY

Welcome back! We hope you have had an enjoyable summer. The children have certainly had lots of exciting stories to share.

We also wish all our new students and families a special welcome, and  hope they will enjoy their time at Suchitra Academy.

Please ensure that, as parents you have a great value for school and education. Explain to your child that treating everyone with respect, being on time and wearing correct uniform is important. They are also important life skills. The value you place on these will be the value your child holds.

We in school will do everything we can to help your child to do the best. Let us know if we can support you in any way. Remember we have an open door policy. Feel free to fix an appointment with your child’s class teacher, if you have concerns or need support, help or advice.

 

Teachers have been busy last few days preparing for the 2016-17 school year. Teachers have participated in professional development courses to improve the instructional opportunities for students. Through these our goal is to improve student learning.

 

The safety of all the children is of utmost importance to us, and therefore we would just like to remind you that children must not be left unaccompanied in the school in the mornings before 08.15 a.m. Similarly, all children must be collected on time at the end of the school day. You MUST contact the school office if there is a change i.e another adult will be collecting your child.

 

We begin our term with the Theme ‘Change is Constant and Machines’.

Through this theme children’s attention will focus on the changes that occur everywhere, and every moment around us – of night turning into day, of fresh flowers in the morning drooping by evening.

But why and how do things change? Do they all follow the same pattern? Or do different things change differently? These are the questions that this theme will seek answers to.

 

Through this theme children will also learn about simple machines. Children will learn how these machines make our work easier. Hands-on-learning is always the best way to keep students engaged. In this theme children will observe and verbalize the differences in a variety of machines.

WELCOME GIFT

After the Nursery and Playgroup classes resumed on Wednesday 15th June, students of Pre-primary were gifted colourful glasses. These glasses will be retained in school to make their milk time more exciting.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, 18th June                 – New Parents’ Orientation                  

Friday 24th June                        – Father’s Day Celebrations

NEWS FROM PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

IMG_0351Wednesday, 8th June 2016, the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Air filled with excitement. Teachers eagerly awaiting the arrival of the students and the students too busy exchanging their summer holiday stories with their peers. That was the scene in the morning!!!!

There were a few surprises in store for them. Not only were their classrooms beautifully decorated but some classrooms had vanished and some new ones had come up!!! It took some time for them to get oriented with the new layout. The students were happy to receive welcome gifts from their teachers and enjoyed fun-filled activities, planned just for them.

 

4 P’S OF PRIMARY MATHEMATICS

13331150_1328676613814581_317778788557790016_nA workshop on the 4 P’S OF MATHEMATICS was conducted on Saturday, 4th June 2016. It was facilitated by Ms. Tahsin Chacko of Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. for teachers teaching mathematics at the primary level. The session highlighted on how stories can be incorporated in teaching mathematics and problem solving skills. It was an educating session wherein new ideas were shared to understand the basic pedagogy of teaching mathematics.

DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES IN STUDENTS

A workshop on the DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES OF STUDENTS was conducted on Saturday, 4th June 2016. It was facilitated by Ms. Spandana Kommuri, a counselling psychologist. The session focussed on the developmental challenges in children that are spread across a varied spectrum ranging from dyslexia, autism to ADHD. The workshop was designed to create the much needed awareness in the teaching community to help teachers identify different developmental challenges.

CELEBRATING REGIONAL LANGUAGES

 

13406734_1335909083091334_2574736785949735558_nThe week, 16TH June – 17TH June, saw the students of grades II-X, engaged fruitfully through a range of activities in order to celebrate the REGIONAL LANGUAGES.. Being aware of the need to build a strong Hindi/Telugu literary foundation, it was endeavoured to generate a sense of participation and excitement amongst the students. Inter-house solo recitation, storytelling and group song were conducted as part of the event.

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

18th June                    – ORIENTATION FOR NEW PARENTS (I-VIII) 9.25am- 11am and                                                    (IX   & X) 1.25pm-2.45pm

24th June – 4th July   – FA 1 GRADES IV-VIII 

30th June                      – GK QUIZ COMPETITION GRADES II-X

Dear parents as you can see we have just started the session and we are headlong into ‘ACTION’. We would be starting the ECA too from Monday. Please refer to the class timetable to know your child’s activity days.

Please note-

As per your response in the feedback forms during the last PMI (16th March), we have introduced Sanskrit as III language. We have also changed the lunch time for junior classes. There were requests to monitor ECA (extracurricular activities) better. That too has been looked into.

Dear parents while we pay such close attention to what you say it will only be fair to expect that you too will do the same, with regard to our instructions. In my previous mail I had sent some dos and don’ts regarding discipline and turn out and I repeat some of those here.

Hair cut of the students and the Monday uniform are checked on every Monday. If not in order, defaulter students are sent back home. Prescribed haircut is evenly cut hair of not more than 1” length. (no fancy haircuts)

The overall turn out is checked on day to day basis, disciplinary action is taken against defaulters.

For the benefit of new admissions, please note discipline in all forms; whether it is punctuality, turn out, submitting Home Assignments in time or behaving and speaking in an appropriate manner- is most important to us. I am sure you share the same concerns too.

Together we can shape the future of our children and this country.

I will welcome responses from you.

Warm Regards

Renu Shorey

Director Principal, Suchitra Academy

http://www.suchitra.in12