PRESIDIANS HONOR RIGHTS OF PEOPLE ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
We all are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Human rights are rights that each individual becomes entitled to by virtue of his birth and nationality. The young youth must owe the responsibility to protect the basic human rights of all. To bring out this awareness among the leaders of tomorrow, Presidians conducted a special assembly to celebrate honoring the rights of people. The insightful performances by students focused on knowing, respecting and standing strong for our rights. These powerful minds further narrated the importance of education of these rights; the most powerful weapon to change the world for its betterment. Towards the end of the assembly, they pledged to develop a better future and promote freedom, security & peace in all nations.
MATHEMATICS IS NOT JUST ABOUT NUMBERS, IT’S ABOUT UNDERSTANDING
Mathematics activities help the students to think from a different perspective. It not only promotes qualities like teamwork and problem solving skills but also time management and patience. In order to test the knowledge of the basic concepts, different Mathematics activities were organized for grades 6-8 at Presidium. These activities were presented in an interactive manner and the students enthusiastically participated in it. The activities conducted for different classes were-Mathematics Puzzle, Crosswords related to numbers and Sudoku. The aim of conducting these activities was to enhance basic calculations, reasoning and creative thinking skills among students. It was indeed an interesting, educational and a fruitful experience for the students.
STUDENTS EXPRESS THEIR THOUGHTS AT STORYTELLING COMPETITION
A story telling competition was conducted for the grade nursery and prep. The expression in the innocent eyes of the children and their imagination brightened the classroom when the tiny tots participated in the Story Telling Competition conducted for them. They narrated stories like An Honest Wood Cutter,The Boy and the Apple Tree, The Thirsty Crow. To captivate the audiences’ attention and make the narration interesting, the narrators donned the avatars of the characters that were acted out by the students wonderfully. The enthusiastic students had brought props to help piece together their understanding of the story. The participants made effective use of facial expressions, gestures and voice modulation.
A LIFE WITHOUT VIOLENCE IS EVERY WOMAN'S RIGHT
Presidium nurtured students to break the silence when they witness violence - violence against women and girls which is a grave violation of human rights. It negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society. Our senior students conducted a special assembly to throw light on how to prevent violence. The students put up an empathetic act depicting how women are discriminated in several parts of the world and how it impacts the whole society. Violence against women continues to be an obstacle in achieving equality, development, peace as well as the fulfillment of women and girls’ human rights. The change will happen only if we change ourselves and henceforth respect women, educate them, give equal opportunity and nullify gender discrimination from domestic horizon to corporate arena.
PRESIDIANS PROVE THEIR METTLE IN SPELLATHON COMPETITION
In the age of auto-correct, predictive text and spell check, a Spellathon Competition for students of grades 1-5 was held at Presidium. Students participated with great enthusiasm and dueled through the toughest words to prove their mettle. The audience was also abuzz with excitement, cheering for their favorite contestant and trying to answer. It was a nerve-wracking task to reach the top two final positions. The competition made students aware of spellings and the usage of many unfamiliar words. It was a wonderful learning experience not only for the participants but also for their peers and served to enrich the vocabulary bank of the students.
QUIZ COMPETITION ENHANCES KNOWLEDGE OF PRESIDIANS
Presidium organized a Quiz Competition for the senior students. Our fervent participants in each house gave a tough battle to each other with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. They showcased their brilliance by rapidly answering the questions. Participation in these types of activities inculcates self-confidence and enhances overall knowledge. It was a very informative and knowledge enriching competition for the participants along with the audience. We encourage such positive competitions to bring out the best in all its students through such competitive events, while ensuring that the children learn through all possible ways- not just through books and classroom teaching.
CHILDREN’S DAY: A HIP-HOP HAPPY TIME FOR PRESIDIANS
Presidium celebrated Children's Day with a lot of fanfare. The theme for the day was ‘love’. The little munchkins of grade 2 were attired in colourful costumes. The young Chacha Nehru took the heart away. The teachers came up on stage, and in their own unique way expressed their love for the students. The students enjoyed the assembly and there was a giggle on the face of every Presidian. The assembly was dispersed on a cheerful and lovable note
ANNUAL SPORTS DAY FOSTERS SPORTSMANSHIP IN PRESIDIANS
The gathering of the much-awaited Annual Sports Day was addressed by the Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta who inspired the students to strive for excellence in all their endeavours. This was followed by a spectacular and well synchronized March Past by the six Clubs. The students entered into the spirit of the occasion in a grand way with the oath being administered by the Principal. This was entailed by the track events wherein the participants participated with full vigour. This was followed by the Prize Distribution Ceremony, where the Chairperson gave away medals and trophies to the sports event winners. To add to the excitement, the audience witnessed aerobics, unique folk dances from Goa, Punjab & Uttar Pradesh and a heart-touching patriotic dance performance performed by our very own Presidians which held everyone captive.
PRESIDIANS SPREAD MESSAGES OF ONENESS ON GURU NANAK JAYANTI
On the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Presidians organized a special assembly. The pure and innocent hearts spread the message of oneness and compassion with their adorable performances. The students came dressed in traditional Sikh attire and the assembly commenced with a prayer followed by useful information relating to the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Little minds beautifully taught the importance of a Guru in our lives. They also presented the Bhangra to the traditional Bhangra drum beats which brought charm in Assembly. The foot tapping music added to the ambience.
PRESIDIANS SPREAD SPECIAL MESSAGES ON NATIONAL UNITY DAY
National Unity Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The day was celebrated in a befitting manner and the message of unity, integrity and security of the country was conveyed by students of grade 5 in a special assembly. Students participated wholeheartedly and showed a beautiful portrayal of our Iron Man, his strife and his life. The assembly wrapped up with the message to embrace unity, avoid racialism and learn co-operation.