DEBATE COMPETITION: PRESIDIANS BATTLE FOR & AGAINST THE TOPICS
‘It's better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.’
Debate is an art of reasonable discussion of topics, that helps us to become morally aware and enhances the ability to think critically. Presidium always lays an emphasis on the overall development of each and every child, which is why we recently organised an ‘Inter Club Debate Competition’ for the students of grade 9 & 10. The preliminary round was held before hand and the shortlisted candidates appeared for the final round with great enthuse. Students were judged on the basis of content, communication of thought and emotion, logical argument, body language, confidence and delivery etc. All the participants tried to deliver the best. It was very difficult to decide the best speaker amongst them all. However, the the title of the best club went to Victor Club, Mudit of grade 9 won the best speaker (Favour) and Keshav Bansal was the Best Speaker(against). Congratulations to all the winners.
SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON NELSON MANDELA INSPIRES FUTURE LEADERS
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela
To encourage students to adopt and follow non-violence and unity in their life, ‘International Youth Skill
Day’ and ‘International Mandela Day’ were celebrated with great enthusiasm at Presidium, Hisar by the grade 4 students recently. The assembly started by praying to the almighty for blessings, followed by a small speech on Nelson Mandela. Further, a beautiful presentation of different skills was displayed. The students shared their views on the significance of the day. By their active participation and presentations, they motivated the audience on how youth can be a major boon in the prosperity of a nation and the difference that young people can bring by following great minds, like Nelson Mandela.
INTRACLASS COLORING COMPETITION TURNS IMAGINATION INTO REALITY
‘Coloring is all about creativity. It promotes fine gross and motor skills.’
With the idea of using coloring as an alternative and noteworthy classroom teaching tool, an ‘Intraclass Coloring Competition’ was conducted recently in Presidium, Hisar for students of grade nursery & prep. The little artists enjoyed the freedom to select the colours of their choice and use their creativity to present their best work. It helped them to explore new ideas and develop a sense of recognising different colours & combinations. It was difficult for the teachers to choose the winner as every child participated with zeal & presented a beautiful art piece. It was an amazing experience to see the Presidiams coming out of their shells and performing with deep interest & excitement.
PRESIDIUM WELCOMES BACK YOUNG LEADERS AFTER SUMMER VACATIONS
INSIGHTFUL TEACHERS' TRAINING SESSIONS REJUVENATED TEACHERS
‘Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.’
Presidium, Hisar completely believes in this quote, which is why, we recently conducted rigorous training sessions for the teachers about knowing the organization, its policies and procedures, understanding children, different needs of diverse learners and usage of teaching learning material, etc. The topics covered in the trainings included talk on the purpose of education and job of a teacher, importance of a teacher in a student’s life and in building the nation, significance of the usage of teaching learning material in the classroom in the experiential learning curriculum adopted by the school and the benefits it provides to the children by helping the children develop their gross motor skills, enhancing eye hand coordination and improving thinking abilities as well. The training sessions were fruitful in making the teachers more self-reliant and cognizant.
DRAWING & COLOURING CONTEST GIVES WINGS TO PRESIDIANS' CREATIVITY
Every child has a hidden artist in him and to explore the creative potentials in the young minds of our students of grades 1 to 3, an Intra-Class Drawing and Colouring Competition was conducted in the premises of Presidium, Hisar. It was a day when creativity could be seen exploding in every piece of art as the children got the opportunity to think out of the box. The competition not only served its sole purpose of giving wings to the imagination of young Presidians, but also gave them a platform to display their vivid ideas. The children showcased their creative skills in drawing and colouring and came up with amazing art work. This fun filled activity witnessed an enthusiastic participation by all the students.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE INDIAN CULTURES & CUISINES AT FOOD FAIR
Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.
A fun-filled food fair was recently organized at Presidium, Hisar by the students of grade 3 to reinforce the learning of an important theme ‘food’ included in their curriculum. The main objective behind the event was to make the Presidians aware about the various food items and the cultures they
belong to. The fair was conducted with great fervour and exuberance as the students brought the signature dishes of major Indian states such as Punjab, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Kerala. Everyone actively participated in the activity and were curious to know more about popular food items of different states. The activity undoubtedly left an indelible imprints of India on the tender minds on young Presidians
WHEN PRESIDIANS ENJOY AT SUMMER CAMP, ITS BIG NEWS!
PRESIDIANS UNCOVER NEW VISTAS OF LEARNING AT SUMMER CAMP
“A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance”
The long awaited summer camp of Presidium Hisar was finally organised in the month of May. Students from several renowned schools participated in the camp in an attempt to spend their summer vacation for uncovering new vistas of learning. In a very well thought out plan, there were activities which were age specific as well as focused towards developing the fine skills of young learners. Drawing, craft work, swimming, skating, taekwondo, music, and dance, were among the most enjoyable activities that captivated the students. The camp undoubtedly had something in store for everyone leaving them with memories of a lifetime, good learning and new friendships.
PRESIDIANS VISIT A CONSTRUCTION SITE & LEARN IN A FUN MANNER
To teach the Presidians about the basic process of construction by observing the real example of working space, a visit to the construction site was organised for the students of grade 4. The main objective of this visit was to give a chance to students to learn by witnessing different types of machineries and their uses. The little inquisitive minds asked questions to the supervisors and people working at the construction site to gain more information and learn from their experience. This visit certainly fulfilled the aim of the Presidium curriculum that fosters project based learning among students.