CELEBRATING THE FATHER OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION!
Presidium celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Constitution of India. A special assembly was conducted to commemorate his teachings and works. Students of grade 4 & 5 spoke in brief about him. In their speech, they cited Dr. Ambedkars’ birth and his contribution in the framing of our Indian Constitution and also its application which is our future responsibility. The program ended with a bold and clear message that “One need not be born into great and influential families but with goal, hard work and responsibilities one can become great” taking the example of our very own Dr. B R Ambedkar.
PRESIDIANS INVOKE THE BLESSINGS OF GODDESS DURGA
The students of Presidium celebrated Navaratri in their traditional finery to commemorate and invoke the blessings of Goddess Durga in her various forms. The speech enlightened the little minds with the significance of the festival that it epitomizes the victory of the good over evil. Students presented a fabulous dance performance, ushering Goddess Durga to descend to the Earth, which enthralled the audience. The positivity and energy exuberating out of the colourful costumes combined with Durga Maa Aarti created an ambience full of vigour and zest. The students offered prayers and presented a beautiful recital. The celebration created many memories to be cherished forever and created a spiritual aura.
PRESIDIANS PARTICIPATE IN A VIRTUAL DICE BREAKER ACTIVITY
Keeping this in mind, Presidium, organized a virtual Dice Breaker Activity for Grade 1. It is a fun and challenging game; through it, students learn to identify the digraph, identify its sound & make a word with the help of a letterbox. Students enjoyed doing these activities, which involved them searching the correct digraph from the letters box which is visible on the dice rolling by the teacher and then they also have to come up on the screen with its sound and make one word from that digraph & have to show the same object as well to its peer group. Through this activity, students began to understand digraph and sounds that can be used to form words. They began to make a word with digraph and also able to share sentences by using that word. Additionally, this activity has built the identification, listening, and focusing skills of our students.
A JOYFUL & COLORFUL HOLI CELEBRATION FOR OUR PRESIDIANS!
The students of Presidium conducted a special assembly on 26th March 2021 in the virtual celebration of Holi- the festival of colours. The parents were also invited to the Holi assembly. A poem 'Holi Ayee Re' was recited by the students of Grade Prep. A mesmerizing dance performance by the students of Grade Prep & 1 filled the atmosphere with colors of joy. Various colourful activities like Pichkari making, Poster Making, Card Making, etc. was also done by the students of Grade 2,3,4 & 5. The students' efforts were highly appreciated by all the teachers and taught them that Holi is the day to express love with colours and implored them to play safe Holi by avoiding artificial colours which are dangerous for their skin.
A VIRTUAL FAREWELL PARTY FOR THE YOUNG PRESIDIANS!
A virtual farewell was organised by the teachers for the students of grade 5. The program commenced with the welcome of students by the teachers. They invited the students with their inspirational speeches and extended their best wishes to each one of them. A melodious melody of songs and videos took the students on the nostalgic journey about their school life, and an energetic dance performance was thoroughly enjoyed by the virtual audience. The teachers were highly emotional when they presented their citations. To sum up, it was a great day filled with nostalgia, emotions, fun, and excitement.
STUDENTS CELEBRATE MAHASHIVRATRI WITH RELIGIOUS FERVOUR
"When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance."
Maha Shivaratri Festival or the 'The Night of Shiva' is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor. To feel the verve of the festival, a special assembly on 'Maha Shivratri' was conducted by the Grade Nursery & Prep Students of Presidium. This festival celebrated in veneration of Lord Shiva commenced with the shalok & followed by Lord Shiva's Stuti. Powers and role of Lord Shiva in the natural cycle and the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were highlighted by showing a small story video. Everyone was swayed away with the chanting of the sacred mantra 'Om Namah Shivaya,' which made the milieu holy and consecrated. The program concluded with the Words of Wisdom shared by the Respected School Head, followed by Lord Shiva's Arti. Everyone present their applauded students for their remarkable, heart-winning performance and to make everyone spiritually energized and enlightened.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FESTIVALS
"The more you praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to Celebrate."
Celebration is a special enjoyable event that people organize because something pleasant has happened or because it is someone's birthday, anniversary, or any festival. Festivals are an expressive way to celebrate glorious heritage, culture, and traditions, and play an important role in adding structure to our social lives and connecting us with our families and backgrounds. Students of Presidium explored more about the TBL theme Celebration. They discussed what Celebration is, what festivals are, National and religious festivals celebrated in India, and their importance. Students enjoyed sharing about special occasions like birthdays and festivals. Every student got a chance to show their hidden talent through dance, song, and talk about it. They got an opportunity to see and know more about the festivals celebrated in India throughout the year
PRESIDIANS ENHANCE THEIR MATHS SKILL WITH FUN ACTIVITY
"Without Mathematics, there is nothing you can do. Everything around you is Mathematics. Everything around you are Numbers."
Keeping this in mind, Presidium organized a virtual 'Missing Number Activity' for the tiny tots of Grade Nursery. It is an important, fun, and challenging activity that kids learn to identify the sequence and also recognize the after, before & between numbers. Students enjoyed doing these activities with the help of several flower crafts, which involved identifying the correct sequence. Students began to understand the number sequencing and identify the numbers' pattern and complete it by filling in the missing numbers through this activity. This is an essential skill for understanding numbers beyond just counting.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH FERVOR & ZEAL
"Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold; everything is softer and more beautiful."
The much-awaited festival of Christmas was celebrated with fervor and zeal by Presidians. The students presented an array of exciting programs. The school echoed with Christmas Carols. The students presented a thought-provoking skit that emphasized that Christmas was more than just Santa, Cards, Toys, and Gifts under the Christmas tree. The skit brought forth the true meaning of the Yuletide spirit, which lay in the joy of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. This was followed by a poem "My wish list" from Santa and the dance performance for kindergarten. The students were filled with Joy and Excitement as in the end Santa came dancing to the tunes of Jingle Bells.
PRESIDIANS ENJOY THE ‘LET’S EXPLORE OURSELVES’ ACTIVITY
"Explore your own innermost thoughts to create content that will evoke deeply relatable emotions and passion in others."
As humans, we all have an inherent drive to learn and better ourselves. The drive and motivation to improve our well-being comes easy for some, but it is difficult for most of us. Presidium took their Grade-two students for a little journey, allowing them to explore a new beginning & to widen their perspectives. People do what they are told to do, but Presidians love to explore and innovate. They know that their values are their foundation. Each choice they make, and each action that follows, is fueled by intention and rooted in their core values. With mindfulness and awareness, they try to cultivate a habit of being grateful for everything that comes in life. Everyone got a chance to share their feelings in front of others, and each student got an opportunity to understand themselves and reflect on their own experiences.