PRESIDIANS ENJOY AN EXCITING VISIT TO PARK
To give a hand on experience related to the theme ‘Garden’, students of Presidium Grade 3 were taken to a nearby garden. The objective of the activity was to reinforce the topic-‘Garden,’ to inculcate the love for the environment and to relish the beauty of nature. With gardening, children touched and felt the dirt, seeds and flowers; they saw the vibrant colours and varied sizes of the plants. Scooping up the dirt, placing the seeds in the pots and pouring the water developed important motor skills. Gardening made the students realize how important it is to take care of the Earth. They were curious to know about the surrounding and were excited to see the pots of varying shapes and sizes. This field trip sensitized the students towards caring for the environment and the importance of planting more trees.
STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR VOCABULARY WITH SPELLATHON COMPETITION
Spelling is considered an important aspect of literacy (reading, writing, and spelling). Spelling is not an easy process but when children understand, unfamiliar words become easier. Keeping this in mind an Intra Class Spellathon Competition was organized by the Story Tellers Academy for students of Grades Nursery and Prep at Presidium. The Competition started with Warm Up Round where the students had to list as many words as they could related to classroom followed by Jumbled Words wherein the students had to work together to find out the word and arrange its correct spellings. Other rounds such as Similar Word Round, Visual Round, and Guess the Word Round were also a part of it. All these activities promoted their speech recognition, vocabulary and other phonics skills and talents. This competition was a rather amazing platform for students to learn new words, enhance their vocabulary and concentrate on language building.
ADORNED IN HUES OF TRICOLOUR, PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE REPUBLIC DAY
The 71st Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur, at Presidium. The whole school was immersed in the colors of the tricolor. The day began with a Flag Hoisting Ceremony. The students saluted the National Flag and pledged to uphold the honor, integrity, diversity, and uniqueness of our motherland - India. Students shared about the significance of this momentous day through speeches, instilling a sense of pride in being an INDIAN with a rich cultural past. The choir group presented a synchronized medley of patriotic songs. The whole school joined the choir and the songs reverberated in the surroundings. As a fitting tribute to the day when India became a REPUBLIC and implemented her constitution, students presented a moving dance drama. The celebration concluded with a realization that let us not pass this republic day as any other holiday. Instead, look within and think, whether we are or not fulfilling our fundamental duties.
STIMULATING ROLE PLAY ACTIVITY AT PRESIDIUM
Role-play is an activity when you either put yourself into somebody else's shoes, or when you stay in your shoes but put yourself into an imaginary situation! The joy of role-play is that students can become anyone they like for a short time! Students can transcend and think beyond the confines of the classroom setting. Roleplay is an important part of child development, as it builds confidence, creativity communication and problem-solving. Intending to bring out the hidden talent of our students while helping them build up experience and confidence, students of Presidium Kalyan Vihar of Grade 3, participated in a role-play activity based on the story ‘The Palace in the Dream.’ Roping in the principal of imaginative role-play, students brilliantly portrayed the characters like a narrator, king, courtier, Tenali Raman and many more. It was a real treat to watch our students enact these eminent personalities.
PRESIDIANS SHOWCASE ORATORY SKILLS AT LOHRI CELEBRATION
Lohri was celebrated at Presidium with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The mood on the campus was upbeat as the students were absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri. A special assembly was conducted in which the students showcased marvelous oratory skills as they recited poems and delivered a speech based on the significance of the festival. Students of Grade 3 sang a very melodious song ‘sunder munderiye’ immersed in rich cultural folklore of Punjab. To add spark to the festivity fervor, Giddha and Bhangra were also performed. The beats of the Dhol, the warmth of the holy fire and sheer happiness of students dancing around in circles offering peanuts and popcorns, mesmerized every heart.
THE SCIENCE OF TODAY IS THE TECHNOLOGY OF TOMORROW
Presidium organized a Science Week for students of grades 1-5 where the students were indulged in a plethora of activities. Lining ahead was Science - Out of the Box activity in which they explored the magical world of creative learning by performing various experiments like volcano eruption, air exerts pressure, magnetic force, etc. Continuing with the same zeal, a visit to the museum was also organized for all the classes. Presidians were dressed up as famous scientists and spoke about their discoveries and inventions. All in all, it was a fantastic opportunity to encourage our budding scientists to think beyond what meets the eye and develop an in-depth understanding of the mysteries of the world around us.
AD MAD COMPETITION UNRAVELS TALENTS OF PRESIDIANS
Preparing an advertisement for a product involves principles of management which includes qualities like creativity, imagination, capturing audience attention and what not. An Inter Class Ad Mad Competition was organized for Presidians of grades 4 & 5 to bring out creative geniuses in them. The students participated with full vigour and enthusiasm in this competition. Innovative Ideas, Creativity, Marvellous Presentation, Effective Punch-Lines were all very well reflected through their enactments. At Presidium, we believe that competitions not only inculcate competitive spirit among budding performers but also open up their minds to think out of the box. Excitement level of the children stretched sky high when they honed their skills. The competition not only showcased their acting skills but also impromptu their ability to use the cognitive skills. Children participated earnestly and everyone showed the will to entice the audience in the best of their capacity.
STUDENTS SPREAD ESSENCE OF CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE & JOY OF GIVING
Christmas is the festival which inspires the spirit of sharing and caring & we at Presidium celebrated it with the same fervour, spreading the message of love and joy amongst our children. The school was beautifully decorated with a huge Christmas tree which adorned the reception and joysticks, wreaths, snowflakes, stars and baubles added to the Christmassy feel. The students sang melodious carols and performed enchanting dances with great spirit. Overriding every other emotion, a wave of cheer enveloped the school. To inculcate the essence of sharing, students donated warm clothes from their homes for the needy. They set up a 'Wall of Kindness' to spread the warmth, literally and metaphorically, in this cold festive season. This special assembly ended with a message to spread the essence of Christmas with love and the joy of giving.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH INMATES OF ORPHANAGE
The students of Presidium visited Holy Cross Orphanage on the eve of Christmas. Students were very happy to meet the underprivileged section of the society. The celebration started with a prayer followed by cutting of the cake and singing of Christmas Carols. They also decorated the Christmas Tree with those children. Students gave some gifts as a token of love and warmth like books, chocolates, stationary kit, mufflers, gloves etc. to them. This brought joy ‘n’ cheer on everyone’s face. Games like passing-the-parcel, musical chairs were also played with them. It was indeed heartwarming to witness the ease with which they were dancing and singing with our students. The memories will be cherished for a lifetime. The students took a pledge to work for the upliftment of such sections of the society, with rigour with the moving time.
A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY IS ORGANIZED ON HUMAN RIGHTS & UNICEF DAY
Human Rights Day is commemorated every year all over the world on the 10th of December. It is celebrated with a special theme every year to raise awareness and instil the importance of human rights in the minds of the people. This year the Human Rights Day was celebrated with the theme “Stand Up For Human Rights”. UNICEF aims to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities. Keeping this year’s theme of Human Rights Day and UNICEF Day, students of Presidium from grades 1-3 kick started the assembly with a special prayer followed by some thought provoking quotes. The students also performed skits on various topics like right against exploitation, right to education and right to work. The assembly concluded with a song called “We are the world” which highlighted the main objective of having this assembly.