YOUTH SKILLS DAY: THE STRENGTH OF YOUTH CAN TRANSFORM THE WORLD
The United Nations, at its General Assembly in November 2014, declared 15 July as World
Youth Skills Day. The special assembly for the month of July was organized by the students of
Grade 7 to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development and contribute
in building a positive society. The assembly started with the Morning Prayer followed by the news headlines and thought for the day. A speech on the importance of ‘World Youth Skills Day’ was delivered by the students. Then, a GK quiz based on theme was also conducted to encourage students to look beyond their textual knowledge & establish a relationship between theory & application of the learnt concepts.They participated wholeheartedly to encourage youth to celebrate the value of acquiring skills to achieve success in their life.
POOL PARTY: PRESIDIANS ENJOY A BASH WITH FUN WATER SPLASH!
One can’t have more fun than playing with water on a hot day in a splash Pool! The splash pool of Presidium Hisar is a great place to lounge in and escape the heat. Water play activities strengthens motor skills, builds balance and the ability to propel and navigate. With all this in mind, the Pre-primary department of our school held a pool party for the students. The poolside was beautifully decorated with balloons, balls. The children were handed water balloons to play with. Tables were arranged with colourful umbrellas to add ambience to the party. The tiny tots turned up in colourful swim suits. It was not long before the wary faces filled with frolic! Refreshing drinks to sip in the cool pool and music to make the mood, were relished by all. At the end of the session, the kids were beaming and wanted more time in the pool so that they could continue their fun time.
WELCOME BACK PRESIDIANS AFTER A LONG SUMMER BREAK!
Presidium, Hisar reopened with a special assembly conducted by the students of grade 5. It was lovely to see all the children arrive at school this morning after the summer holidays. The teachers welcomed the students on coming back to school through a song “Welcome back to School”. An activity ‘Sharing Holidays Experience’ was conducted during the assembly. The students were seen keen and joyous to join their classes to meet their friends and teachers. Our Principal, Ms.Ragni Mansukhani welcomed the students who had joined the school with recharged and positive energy and she wished them good luck and motivated them for another incredible and productive school year.
AN EVENTFUL TEACHERS’ TRAINING BROADEN THE HORIZONS OF TEACHERS
The holistic development of children of any nation is in the hands of teachers. School education
has a symbiotic relationship with teacher education as teachers are the frontline providers of
quality education. Thus, teacher training workshops were recently organized under the aegis of the School Principal, Ms. Ragni Mansukhani, as an initiative to play a role in the capacity development of teachers. A “Learning through Theatre” was facilitated by our Principal, Ms. Ragni Mansukhani wherein theatre was used as an effective teaching-learning tool. It helped teachers to imbibe critical thinking in real-life situations. Another workshop was facilitated by Ms. Shruti Mehta, Academic Head, on “Learning indicators and Learning outcomes” at elementary stage. Teachers were briefed about the learning outcomes and indicators and through group tasks and were engaged in outlining the learning outcomes of the different topics that they teach. Technology is an integral part of teaching these days and Ms. Swati Chawla, ICT teacher, conducted a training to enable teachers to be sufficiently prepared, confident and competent in making full use of the benefits of technology in their classrooms which would further help in development of students. A workshop on Art and Craft was also organized by Ms. Smita Prajapati, Art and Craft teacher, for guidance in preparing the teaching aids of different teaching subjects. The workshops worked as a therapy for all and the teachers were reenergized and excited to unleash the new learning in their classrooms.
COULD LEARNING BE ANYMORE FUN THAN AT A SUMMER CAMP
Summer camp is important because it offers a structured opportunity for children to grow. Kids come from home to school for extra curriculars, with each activity contributing to their development. It is another unique venue for growth, allowing kids to become independent and self-confident, while socializing and making friends, and even learning new skills. Presidians are having a wonderful time in the Summer Camp. They are enjoying fun filled activities and most importantly, they are learning things which are useful in everyday life. A host of activities have been planned like Personality development classes, Spoken English classes, Theatre, Music, Dance and Games like Swimming, Skating, Taekwondo, Cricket, Badminton, Basketball, Football etc. to keep children engaged during the summer vacations and to hone their skills.
PRESIDIANS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD AT DECLAMATION COMPETITION
Keeping the students abreast with the latest issues, we organized an Inter Club English Declamation Competition for the students of grades 6 to 8. The competition aimed to promote the skills of effective public speaking. The participants enthusiastically expressed their views on the topics related to current issues. The students were prepared for the competition under the tutelage of their respective Club In charges and teachers. The contest witnessed a neck to neck struggle of dexterous articulation between participants, applauded by all. Even the judges had a tough time deciding the winner of the competition.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE BUDDHA PURNIMA WITH A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
The month of May marks an important event, ‘Budh Purnima’. The special assembly for the month of May was organized by the students of Grade 7. The assembly started with the Morning Prayer followed by the news headlines and thought for the day. A speech on the ‘Budh Purnima’ was delivered by the students. They participated wholeheartedly by making the audience aware about the importance of this day through a skit based on one of the important events in Buddha’s life. The assembly was addressed by our Principal Ms. Ragini Mansukhani. She encouraged the students with her motivating words.
EXPLORING CREATIVE POTENTIAL WITH DRAWING & COLOURING COMPETITION
Happiness comes from creative efforts. The joy of dreaming, creating and expressing your thoughts by drawing and painting is unparalleled. Keeping this in mind and to explore the creative potential in the young minds of our children, Presidium, Hisar organised an Intra-class Drawing and Colouring Competition for Grades 1 to 3. It was a day where we saw creativity exploding in every piece of art. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to think out of the box. The competition not only served its sole purpose but also gave them a platform to display their vivid ideas. The students had shown significant creativity via drawing and colouring as every student’s work was remarkable.
ORATORS GIVE WORDS TO THOUGHTS AT EXTEMPORE COMPETITION
Extempore is the art of public speaking that is carried out without preparation or forethought. It assists the students not only in thinking on their own but also in voicing their creative ideas with precision. To imbibe a true spirit of learning in Presidians and to enhance the communication skills in them, an Inter Club Extempore Competition was held at Presidium School. The topics in the competition were associated with current affairs. The judgement was done on the basis of content, relevance to the topic, confidence, clarity of speech, time management, use of language and grammar, presence of mind and body language. The competition thrilled everyone and gave life long learning lessons.
ON MOTHER’S DAY, PRESIDIANS BOW TO GREATEST SOULS IN THIS WORLD!
The students of Presidium, Hisar presented a special assembly on Mother’s Day. It was to honor the contribution of all mother figures in exhibiting their unconditional love and for being in this world as a precious gift of God. Mother’s Day is a special day for all children and mothers as it celebrates the bond of love and affection that is everlasting. Students expressed their love and devotion towards the dignity of motherhood through a delightful combination of music and dance. The highlight of the assembly was a heart touching skit and a dance which was appreciated by all the students and teachers. The Principal of the school, Ms. Ragni Mansukhani said that Mothers are the definition of pure love! They are the epitome of forgiveness and strength. All admiration and gratitude to Mother figures!