WORLD LITERACY DAY: TO LEARN IS TO TEACH IS TO INSPIRE!
‘Literacy is the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and
child can realize his or her full potential.’ Kofi Anan
September 8 is the day to remember the importance of literacy for individuals and communities
around the world. This day is celebrated all around the world to spread awareness about the importance of literacy to individuals, society, and communities. To mark Literacy Day, specific events were held at Presidium Rajnagar. Young Presidians of Grade 1 to 3 enjoyed poster making to propagate the message of literacy. An activity by helper staff of school focusing on building awareness on education was also performed to understand the basics of life necessities. So let’s pledge on this literacy day, we learn, we teach, we inspire, to make our future full of knowledge and success.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE GANESH CHATURTHI IN AN ECO-FRIENDLY WAY
Festivals build group cohesiveness. Of all festivals Ganesh Chaturthi is the most colourful. It is celebrated with much fervor and joy.The Presidium family took the role of torch bearers paved the way for an eco-friendly way to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. On this auspicious day, all the children of pre-primary section came to school in colorful dresses. The festivities started with the traditional
Ganesh pooja, followed by a melodious devotional song and a dance performed by the children.
A skit based on the life of Ganesha was enacted very beautifully by the teachers. The whole atmosphere was charged with festivity. The entire celebration commencing from Ganpati Sthapana to Visarjan was a thought provoking one like banning the use of plaster of paris and immersion in lakes or ponds. The students were explained about the significance of the festival and emphasised on eco-friendly ways of celebrating the festival. The ceremony was ended with great joy,
happiness and devotion towards Lord Vinayaka.
STUDENTS WRITE STORIES IN A HINDI SUBJECT ACTIVITY
For the overall development of self-expression in writing, Presidium conducted a Hindi subject activity. Students of grade 7 were given colorful sheets. Audio visual aids were used to conduct the activity. Students were shown different pictures on the smart board. On the basis of that they were made to write a story according to their imagination. According to the given instructions it was mandatory for the students to use different phrases and idioms in the story. Students also elaborated the story by enrichment of the points inclusive of the moral values. They participated with energetic spirit of participation. Along with that usage of appropriate grammar, idioms, phrases, etc. created an effective presentation by the students.
QUIZ COMPETITION EXPOSES STUDENTS TO NEW FACTS
“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” Keeping this thought in mind, an Inter- Class General Knowledge Quiz Competition was organized for Grades 1 to 3. There were four interesting rounds in the Quiz - Content and Knowledge Round, Audio-Visual Round, General awareness Round and Rapid-Fire Round. The young Presidians participated in teams as well as individually. Every round was a mixed bag with questions from Current affairs, sports, etc. The final round, the Rapid-fire round gave the teams a chance to catch up with leaders and put-up a tough fight. The aim of the competition was to settle the curiosity of the students and expose them to new facts of the general awareness. It was a wonderful learning experience not only for the participants but also for the audience.
CELEBRATING THE GLORY OF SPORTS ON NATIONAL SPORTS DAY
Sports: an integral part of Indian culture and the history of Indian sports dates back to the Vedic era. As per saying in Atharva-Veda, “Duty is in my right hand and the fruits of victory in my left”. By keeping this quote in mind, Presidium inculcates the feeling of sportsmanship in every Presidian. The mantra that Presidians follow coincides with today’s traditional Olympic oath, “For the Honour of my country and the Glory of Sport”.Students of Presidium Raj Nagar celebrated National Sports Day to mark the birth anniversary of Indian hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand, the hockey player who won gold decorations in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1934 and 1936. A speech was delivered to instil in every Presidian team-spirit which fosters Leadership. Various sports events were conducted in the school premises including Yoga. Students along with the teachers participated with great zeal and enthusiasm in the events. The event proceeded with a vivacious dance performance.
EUPHORIC JANMASHTAMI CELEBRATIONS AT PRESIDIUM
To seek the blessings of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami was celebrated at Presidium by students of Grade Nursery and Prep as well as 4th and 5th . To celebrate the extraordinary bond between the children and the Almighty, Presidium school took the opportunity to both jubilate and learn with young minds. The students dressed up as lord Krishna and Radha. The premise was decorated beautifully and the spirit of festivity was enhanced with jhankis depicting life history of Lord Krishna. The assembly continued with a fancy dress competition in which students gave short message regarding the celebration of janmashtami. The purpose of the flamboyant celebration was to inculcate the value of sharing and respect in students. The main attraction of the celebration was breaking of the treasure filled matki.
SUDHA MA’AM JOINS PRESIDIANS FOR JANMASHTAMI CELEBRATIONS
“It is better to perform one’s own duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another.
By fulfilling the obligations he is born with, a person never comes to grief.” - Bhagavad Gita
To seek the blessings of Lord Krishna, Presidium school Raj Nagar was joined by our Honourable Mrs. Sudha Gupta on Janmashtami. The main aim of the celebration was to spread awareness among the Presidians about the end of darkness and rooting out of the evil forces dominating the earth, which was initiated by the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Students won the heart of Sudha Ma’am by enacting various roles from Sri Krishna’s life. Ma’am blessed all the students on this auspicious day and gave them a message as always, looking ahead instead of reminiscing the past. Her words truly summed up the efficacy of celebration of festivals and showing obedience towards elders and teachers.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT ‘CAPACITY’ THROUGH TBL ACTIVITIES
Presidium has always worked towards making learning easy and interesting for the young leaders of tomorrow. One of the best tools to achieve this is learning by doing. Keeping this in mind, various interesting Theme Based Learning activities were recently organized for the students wherein they learned about concepts of capacity. Students enjoyed playing the game Rotating Wheel through which they classified the object that contained more/less water. Further to strengthen their understanding, they did tearing and pasting in order to depict more water in one bottle and less water in another. Learning through such activities made the subject even more interesting.
GRADE 4 LEARNS ABOUT SOLUBLE AND INSOLUBLE MATERIALS
Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators. Keeping this thought in mind, under the Science topic ‘separation of matter’ children of Grade 4 explored the solubility of various substances like salt, sugar, chalk, saw dust and some more
materials. Building up on the same concept miscible and immiscible substances were also demonstrated in the class. Students enjoyed the activity and participated enthusiastically. Over all the activity involved science aptitude, it lead to accomplish the task, at the same time they
developed understanding of soluble and insoluble materials.
PRESIDIANS DON THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP AT INVESTITURE CEREMONY
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis
In order to scale the heights and reach the Pinnacle of success, Presidium Raj Nagar, always strives to inculcate a sense of responsibility and commitment among the students with their heads held high, ready to shoulder responsibilities as leaders. With the beginning of the new academic session for the year 2019-2020, an Investiture Ceremony was organized. All the young students were well prepared to don the mantle of leadership and responsibility while carrying it out with utmost dedication. The newly elected student council members pledged to work earnestly and uphold the honour and glory of the institution while receiving their prestigious badges and sash from the Chairperson of Presidium, Mrs. Sudha Gupta. The Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports Captains and House Captains stood tall while holding the school flags and flags of their respective clubs as destiny prepared itself to bring in many more laurels to the institution.