PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY HELPERS IN SOCIETY
Community Helpers are people in professions that directly impact the lives of others. They deliver a service that makes our lives easier. All of us need to know how Community Helpers work. To make Presidians familiar with our community helpers, an activity was organized for the students of Grade Prep A in which they dressed up as a tailor, a pilot, a teacher, a flight attendant and many more. They enacted their roles very well and enjoyed the role-playing activity. This activity proved to be quite encouraging and delightful for the students.
PRESIDIANS MAKE THE MOST OF NATIONAL OLYMPIAD FOUNDATION
The National Olympiad Foundation is the only scholastic examination that truly refines precise talent on a national level. National Olympiad Foundation ( NOF) Junior have come up with “Animation based International Olympiads” which helps to communicate important milestones in learner's development and provides opportunity for teachers and parents to work together to support children as they grow. The National Olympiad Foundation (Junior) organized the “First Tablet-based Olympiads of Maths, English and EVS” at Presidium. The Olympiads helped the children to “play, learn and grow together.” We, at Presidium, strongly believe that a child can hit the bull’s eye from the very beginning of an early age. Our little Presidians from Grade Nur – II, anxiously and eagerly participated in the Olympiad.
ZEALOUS MAHA SHIVARATRI CELEBRATION AT PRESIDIUM
"Everything comes from Shiva and goes back to Shiva."
Presidium celebrated the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri to apprehend the power of Aadiguru Shiva. It was not merely an assembly but a spiritual oddessey presented by Presidians. It commenced with divine prayers and followed by role-playing to enlighten spectators about the magnitude of this most celebrated religious night. The whole hall became 'shivamay' when our little devotees dedicated dance performance to Lord Shiva.
PRESIDIANS ENJOY AN INTRIGUING VISIT TO THE BAKERY
Students of Presidium visited a local bakery, under Work Education Meal Planning to observe pastry chefs in action and learn about professional and commercial baking facilities and equipment. Students prepared questions in advance to ask the bakers about the job requirements. Questions included topics such as hours of work, necessary skills, education, personal characteristics, daily tasks, etc. After the field trip, students described the job of a baker as well as the equipment used. The objective of the visit was to identify the attitudes, characteristics, and skills necessary to be a successful baker, to understand what it is like to work in a bakery and to learn how baking equipment is used in the facility.
PRESIDIANS SUPPORT SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND JUSTICE
Everyone deserves to enjoy the same economic, political and social rights, regardless of race, socio-economic status, gender or other characteristics. As it is rightly said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Teaching social justice in school is crucial for preparing students to become responsible global citizens in the 21st century. So, to strengthen and develop a sense of deep understanding about social justice the students of Grade- I and II presented a special assembly with great excitement and fervor. The class represented a short skit on acceptance and respect which was followed by a dance performance on the theme of women empowerment.
OUR BUDDING STORYTELLERS ENHANCE THEIR NARRATIVE SKILLS
Children are natural storytellers. Evident by how they can pull a story out of mid-air just to get out of trouble. To enhance their vocabulary and creativity, an Intra Class Picture Reading Competition was organized for Grade Nur-Prep, under the Story Tellers Academy. Students used their creativity and expressed themselves confidently while describing the pictures. The beauty of picture reading is that there is no right and wrong way to tell a story and is effective for non-readers to emerging readers on through to those who are excellent readers. Picture reading allowed children to hone their narrative skills towards a more productive goal.
PRESIDIANS ACE THE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP
Skating is a sport, an art form, a lifestyle, and a culture. Skating is the perfect way to combine fitness with fun. An Inter School Open speed Skating Championship was held at Sam Games Sports Center Indirapuram. The result was outstanding, as our students won 5 gold medals,4 Silver medals, and 1 bronze medal. This was another feather added to Presidium's cap.
PRESIDIANS TOUCH HEARTS WITH THEIR REMARKABLE PERFORMANCES
Dance competitions are a great way to build emotional and physical resilience in children. To build this resilience, an Inter-Class Dance Competition was organized for the students on different themes for grades 1, 2 and 3. While Grade 1 students performed on the 'Patriotic' theme, students of grade 2 mesmerized us through their 'Folk' based performances. Finally, the rockstars from grade 3 wowed everyone with their 'Western' dance moves. All the students gave their best in terms of dancing capabilities and artistic expressions. The attractive costumes, fluid dance movements, and fascinating props added to their already graceful performances. The students set the stage on fire with their thrilling performances and made it a truly memorable and successful event.
SPELLATHON COMPETITION AUGMENTS LINGUISTIC SKILLS IN STUDENTS
Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners. A strong foundation of spellings builds an empire of language. And to encourage our Presidians to develop their interest in language, an Intra Class Spellathon Competition was organized, wherein students were engaged in three rounds. Round 1- Spell them right, Round 2-Who am I? , and Round 3- Let us arrange. Preparing for Spellathon helps students understand words more deeply as they learn meanings, usage in a sentence along with the spelling of words. Students gave their best and enjoyed strengthening their vocabulary.
PRESIDIANS GET CREATIVE WITH PUPPET MAKING COMPETITION
When Great thoughts are practiced they become great accomplishments. Following this, a puppet making competition was organized for the students of grades 4-5 of Presidium wherein they made innovative and attractive puppets by using waste material. This competition aimed to develop the creative talent of the students, and give wings to their ideas. Students enthusiastically participated in the competition and came up with various kinds of puppets like sock puppets, stick puppets and cloth puppets, using their creativity with the recycled materials like color paper, ice cream sticks, gloves, waste cloth material, newspapers etc. It was an amazing experience to see innovation on roll.