NAVY DAY: PRESIDIANS HONOUR THE SACRIFICES OF OUR SEA WARRIORS
"Indian Navy Day always reminds us of all our heroes who stand strong to keep us safe."
India Navy Day is celebrated on December 4 in commemoration of Operation Trident, the attack launched by the Indian Navy on Karachi harbor during 1971's Indo-Pakistan war. “Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a great warrior and strategist of India. He is also known as the father of the Indian Navy.” The students of Grade Nur and Prep participated in this assembly and shared the significance of the Navy. They also made beautiful posters to display gratitude and saluted the brave hearts.
AN INFORMATIVE ASSEMBLY ON NATIONAL POLLUTION DAY!
"Environmental pollution is an incurable disease that can only be prevented."
National pollution control day is observed in India every year on 2nd December to raise awareness about the problems of increasing pollution and to commemorate the thousands of people who lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas tragedy in 1984. The national pollution control day was celebrated on December 2nd in Presidium. A Special assembly was conducted by the students of nursery to 5th grade. Students shared the significance of the national pollution control day. They described an alarming situation of the environment and how they can contribute to controlling the increasing pollution. They shared their views through the beautiful poem and the posters. In the end, they took a pledge to control pollution and to conserve their environment for the future generation.
STUDENTS OBSERVE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION DAY WITH SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
"Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of life and its spirit is always the spirit of the age."
The existence and successful survival of Democratic diverse conditions is the most celebrated fact about our country and the Constitution is its backbone. The Ministry of Social Justice and empowerment on 19th November 2015 notified the decision of the government of India, to celebrate 26th November every year as Constitution Day also known as Samvidhan Diwas to promote constitutional value among the citizens. The Samvidhan Diwas is celebrated on November 26 in remembrance of the Father of the Indian Constitution Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, in all its solemnity, was celebrated in Presidium. A special virtual assembly was conducted by grades 4 and 5. The assembly commenced with the introduction of the most important member whose memorable sayings and quotes were delivered by the students. Teachers explained many unknown facts like the need for the Constitution, the history of the Constitution, people behind the Constitution of India, basic rights and duties. The students were urged to abide by the constitution and feel proud to be a citizen of a great country.
STUDENTS STRENGTHEN THEIR VOCABULARY WITH SPELLATHON COMPETITION
"The limits of my language are the limits of my world."
That stands true as language is a colossal medium to convey anyone's intention and imagination, but for Presidium, the limit is not a frontier rather, it is a horizon. Accentuating upon this conviction, Presidium organized a Spellathon competition for grades 1 to 3 students. Students were prepared for a robust competition that featured multiple rounds like Spell Bee, Match the picture to correct Spelling, Identify and write, Jumbled words, etc. Students participated ardently and endeavored to create meaningful words. They proved their mettle by evincing words after looking at the pictures, arranging the jumbled letters, figuring out the crossword, and competency to write appropriate spellings. Words were formed with unflinching ease by the students portraying their best that validated their keen interest and rigorous practice. The competition empowered students to think critically, synthesize knowledge, and reflect on their thought processes, thereby enriching their vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing skills.
STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR SPEAKING SKILLS WITH STORY TELLING
Storytelling is a unique human skill shared amongst people far and wide. It opens up the vivid imagination in children and it also builds confidence and enhances speaking skills. A storytelling competition was organized for the students of Grade Nursery and Prep at Presidium. The young vibrant storytellers came forth with wonderful tales. While some stories provided food for thought, some reinforced moral values, and some were humorous. The stories were judged on the basis of expression, confidence, Use of props, and presentation skills of the students. Students' efforts and initiative were appreciated by one and all.
SPELLATHON COMPETITION: EXPOSURE TO WORLD OF NEW WORDS
To enrich the vocabulary, pronunciation, and understanding of words, Spellathon Competition was conducted at Presidium for the students of grades 4 to 5. Featuring multiple rounds like - jumbled words, similar words, guess the right words, and visual round, it was a fun-filled contest. The contestants were asked to spell words taken from Environmental Sciences, Literature, and day-to-day life. The participants took part in the competition enthusiastically. They got exposure to a world of new words and won accolades for their brilliant performances.
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ICT ACTIVITY WITH ENTHUSIASM
"Computer is not a device anymore. It is an extension of your mind and your gateway to other people.”
Computers have become an important part of our daily life. Computers can be used to store data, to do calculations and write up massive documents. They are also used for entertainment, playing games, music , etc. To understand the importance of computers an activity was conducted in grade 2 where students learned and shared about various parts of computers, Input and Output devices, uses of calculator and MS Paint and uses of tools used in MS paint for drawing. They also explained uses of alignment, bullets, numbering in Word Pad & uses of different font style, text colours, use of cut copy & paste commands which is very important in such a competitive world. All the students participated with enthusiasm.
STUDENTS STUDY THE DIFFERENT STATES OF MATTER
"Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done.”
Change is happening all around us all the time. Just as chemists have classified elements and compounds, they have also classified the type of changes. Changes are either classified as physical, chemical, reversible, or irreversible changes. Students learn a lot about the nature of matter by studying the changes that matter can undergo. To gain a better understanding of the different states of matter students of grade 5 tried many experiments as it is wisely said learning by doing is the best way to learn overall it was a wonderful experience.
A MEMORABLE CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATION AT PRESIDIUM
"Every Child is a different kind of flower and all together, we make this world a beautiful garden."
Children's day in India is celebrated every year on 14th November to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care, and education of children. Presidium organized a children's day program where various games and activities were conducted for the Presidians. It was a fun-filled day for all students. The program began with prayer, dance, and tributes to Chacha Nehru. The program ended with a vote of thanks by the School Head. She addressed the children and encouraged them to dream big and work hard.
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN PATTERN MAKING ACTIVITY WITH ENTHUSIASM
“Doing Mathematics always means finding patterns and crafting meaningful and beautiful explanation.” - Paul Lockhart
Pattern making is a very interesting activity that is effective for learning and enhancing Math skills. This activity was great fun for Grade 1 Presidium students and it is a fun way to discover patterns. This activity helps kids learn it in a gratifying and engaging way. In this activity, students used the right tools e.g. Cutouts of different shapes, objects, colours, and numbers, etc. While learning this math skill, students observe some examples of patterns through video and they identify characteristics and predict what comes next. After identifying a pattern, children were able to demonstrate their mastery of this skill by creating their very own patterns with a variety of math manipulations. These pattern activities will help kids learn patterns and apply that knowledge to other math situations.