ENGLISH WEEK: ENHANCING CONFIDENCE, FLUENCY & VOCABULARY
"The English language is a work in progress. Have fun with it." - Jonathan Culver
To have fun with the English while developing the fluency and vocabulary in this extraordinary language, a weeklong celebration of English Week was recently organised by Presidium Hisar. An array of interesting activities was conducted to promote and appreciate the use of this language by the English team. To familiarize the students with the importance of poetry and drama in English history, students were indulged in enthusiastic poetry recitations and an inter-club English skit competition.
Teachers were astounded to see their gifted students performing on the stage with such language fluency. A big highlight of the week was the English story writing competition, which provided a fine platform to the students to show their writing skills and give wings to their imagination. Participating in various English competitions not only increased students’ repertoire of knowledge, but also boosted their self-confidence. The daily assemblies in this week included ‘Word of the Day’ and an interactive discussion on the theme ‘English is window to the world’. Brain teasers, puzzles and riddles were also an enthralling part of the everyday school assembly. Serving as a bee-hive of enjoyable activities, it was a wonderful brainstorming and educative week that facilitated fun with words, learning the different usages of new words in our vocabulary basket and much more!
FUN-FILLED COLOURING GALA STIMULATES ARTISTRY IN PRESIDIANS
Colouring stimulates children's creative thinking and develops their unique colouring style. To let our artistic Presidians enjoy making their imaginary world, an intra-class colouring competition was recently organized for classes Nursery and Prep. The children used different colours to explore diverse combinations and colour the drawings creatively to present a treat to the eyes. Igniting the creative side of the children’s mind, the event also helped them develop their fine motor skills. Witnessing an enthusiastic participation of all the students, this fun-filled activity made everyone enjoy the colourful mood of the day!
FIRST DAY AFTER SUMMER VACATIONS: WELCOME DEAR PRESIDIANS
The premises of Presidium, Hisar brightened up with utmost joy and positivity as the students joined back after the completion of blissful summer vacation. With the urge to explore more and deliver to the best of their abilities, our super-energetic Presidians rushed to their classrooms to restart the academic session.
CHAIRPERSON HONOURS FOR TEACHERS - SALUTING THE NATION-BUILDERS
It takes a big heart and passion to shape children's minds! To acknowledge the contribution of our teachers towards building a bright future of our country, Mrs. Sudha Gupta, our honourable Chairperson, took up a noble initiative of appreciating such mentors through the event 'Chairperson Honours for Teachers'. A great visionary and a proficient educator, Mrs. Gupta believes that a teacher's influence goes far beyond the classrooms and schools. Thus, in order to applaud these selfless mentors, she honoured them with special trophies and certificates of recognition. Receiving such a note of appreciation for their sincere efforts, hardwork and contributions, our teachers felt more inspired to add their best in the lives of their students.
TEACHER'S TRAINING PROGRAM: ENHANCING EXPERTISE OF MENTORS
‘Education can be transformed only by educating the educator and not merely by creating a new pattern, a new system of action’.
With this aim to transform the teachers, a seven day long teachers’ training program was conducted at Presidium, Hisar. To empower our teachers, the trainers Ms. Shalini Choudhary, Ms. Poonam Philips, Ms. Arvinder Pal Kaur and Ms. Shruti Mehta provided a variety of settings and opportunities to grapple concrete educational issues and concerns related to students. In an atmosphere of reflection and introspection, 31 teachers from Presidium, Hisar were engaged in various activities including ice breakers and warm up exercises to enable them to know each other better and also to understand the importance of communication.
To awaken the craft of teaching teachers were trained in preparing concept maps, designing worksheets and knowing learning gaps. The training strengthened our dedicated teacher's belief that, ‘Teaching is not just a service, job or profession, it is a passion for life.’
SUMMER CAMP AT PRESIDIUM, HISAR- EXPERIENCING FUN & CREATIVITY
Presidium believes that learning is not limited to the doors of classroom. We encourage our students to take part in co-curricular activities all year round, especially during summer vacations. Driven by this aim, Presidium, Hisar organized a summer camp for its students, who got a golden opportunity to tap their inner potentials, shed their inhibitions and explore themselves under the expert guidance.
Plethora of activities were organised in the camp which aimed at enhancing their confidence, imagination, creativity and endurance. Students chose various indoor and outdoor activities like Cricket, Basket Ball, Taekwondo, Skating, Swimming, Art and Craft, Englishpedia, Dance and Music. Students were given specialized coaching and were trained for the game of their choice. There was also another section of Englishpedia classes that included skits, role plays, storytelling and group discussions. The young orators learnt to speak on stage with poise and confidence.
Summer camp provides the students with hands-on-experience which enhanced their holistic development. To sum up the day, it would be right to say that the summer camp may have ended but its fond memories will stay forever.
PRESIDIANS MASTER ORATORY SKILLS AT ELOCUTION COMPETITION
Elocution is the art of learning how to speak correctly and emphasizes correct accent, syntax, pronunciation and tone. With this objective, Presidium, Faridabad organised Elocution competition for the students of different grades. It is an attempt of the school to promote public speaking skills in terms of critical thinking, perfection of speech, message delivery and voice modulation. Such healthy competitions help students gain valuable public speaking skills and confidence. Website View : goo.gl/CM08Tc
LAST DAY BEFORE SUMMER BREAK ENTHRALLS PRESIDIANS
Summer holidays are always a means of rejuvenation and relaxation. It becomes fun time for students which begins with the last bell ringing in school before vacations as they get ready to enjoy the summer retreat. A special assembly was conducted on the last working day of school where they participated in the assembly and shared some great tips on do's and don'ts for a healthier and enjoyable summer vacations. The assembly became even more exciting when a class party was organized for all Grades where students decorated their classrooms, brought lip-smacking food and shared a wonderful treat with their classmates. Their vibrant faces were shining bright as it was time to take a break from their regular activities and spend time with their families. They parted happily with a promise to abide by the do's and don’ts discussed in assembly and come back energized with more dynamism and vitality after summer vacations.
PRESIDIANS DISPLAY FINE SPEECH & CONFIDENCE AT POEM RECITATION
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” -Robert Frost
With this pleasant thought in mind, Presidium, Hisar organised an Intra-class Poem Recitation competition for Grade Nursery to III.
Students participated in the competition with great enthusiasm and exhibited the best of their talents and abilities. Their enthralling performances added to the serenity of the school atrium. The excitement and spirit of a healthy competition could be seen on their faces throughout the competition. The day concluded with a cheerful note where the judges appreciated and applauded all the students for their wonderful performances.
Such competitions are a platform for young talents to develop confidence for speaking fluently and coherently.
PRESIDIANS GIVE A RHETORIC DISPLAY OF CONFIDENCE AT DECLAMATION
With the objective of developing communication skills and promote critical thinking among students, Presidium, Hisar organized an Inter-class English Declamation competition on May 12, 2017.
The first round was conducted in each class wherein the students were shortlisted for the final round. The finalists presented their views on given topics. The competition witnessed a healthy and interesting competition with dexterous articulation between participants. Their confidence, enthusiasm and alertness while participating in the competition was indeed impressive. Such competitions enhance public speaking skills, oratory skills and eloquence in students.