FRIENDSHIP DAY: REJOICING GREAT TIMES, GOOD FRIENDS & WARM HEARTS
‘A true friend is one who always stands by you, cares without expectations and understands even the words unsaid.’
Students at Presidium Raj Nagar cherished the bonds of friendship by celebrating the occasion of Friendship Day which gave them the opportunity to get engulfed in the feelings of love and togetherness. The bonds of friendship that blossom during school days always stay close to the heart. The Presidians tied friendship bands on the wrists of their friends to express their warmth and love for them. They looked absolutely adorable as they embraced the journey of the most beautiful relationship in the world- 'Friendship'. The celebration was indeed a great initiative to hone the interpersonal and social skills of the young ones.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018: WHEN SUCCESS SOARS HIGH!
‘Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.’
Excellence is the demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and excel in scholastic activities. Yet again, by achieving high grades and showcasing superior performance in the academic session 2018, our Presidians have proved that if they set their eyes on a goal, they will leave no stone unturned to achieve it. In an effort to recognize their perseverance and hard work, a time-honored academic tradition, the ‘Academic Excellence Awards’ was recently celebrated by Presidium Raj Nagar, wherein meritorious students were acknowledged for their academic prowess. Our honorable chairperson Mrs. Sudha Gupta graced the ceremony and added colours to it as she felicitated our achievers with momentos and certificates for overall & subject excellence and perfect attendance. This ceremony also proved that academic excellence is more than just getting good grades, it is the maximum development of
intellectual capacities and skills in service to humanity. The students proudly accepted their recognition and expressed gratitude to their parents and teachers for always being a pillar of support for them while they climbed the stairs to success.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2018: CROWNING LEADERS OF PRESIDIUM!
‘Leadership is not about titles. It is about the impact, influence and the aura of a person.’
Presidium aims at the overall development of the students’ personality by encouraging them to explore, identify and hone their innate skills and talents. Throwing light on the leadership skills of our Presidians, we recently conducted the Investiture ceremony which marked the formation of the student council. The event was graced by the presence of our honourable Chairperson Mrs.Sudha Gupta who bestowed the students with titles such as the head girl, head boy, sports captain, etc. Being an epitome of perfect leadership herself, she entrusted the students with the power to uphold the values and principles of the school with honesty and determination. With their head held high and hearts filled with gratitude, the students thanked the school for giving them this lifetime opportunity.
PRESIDIANS POUR THEIR HEARTS OUT IN 'ART FROM HEART' COMPETITION
‘The art of communication is the language of leadership.’
To spread the brightness of colours in the lives of the young toddlers, an ‘Intra Class Colouring Competition’ was conducted for grades nursery and prep. Our young Presidians poured their hearts in the - ‘Art from Heart’ colouring competition. They got different worksheets of aquarium and scenery in which they displayed their aesthetic skills. The young ones enjoyed the activity where they were able to showcase their imagination, make a choice of colours and exhibit their creativity. It was a pleasure to watch these little artists working with such ease with colours and crafting. Each of these drawings were done so beautifully and diligently by the Presidians that it was a treat to the eyes. The positive responses from everyone rendered the event a complete success.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ON MATHEMATICS KEEPS BOREDOM AT BAY
“Mathematics as an expression of the human mind, reflects the active will, the contemplative
reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection” -Richard Courant
Learning mathematics can be made easier and enjoyable if a school curriculum includes mathematical activities. Presidium truly believes in making learning as exciting as possible through student-centric activities. We recently organised an activity on mathematics for the students of grade 7. The aim of the activity was to teach the students that - ‘The Sum of Complementary Angles is 90 degree’ in a fun filled manner. It not only enhanced the critical thinking of the students but also improved their logical reasoning. Experiential learning in classroom was at its best throughout the activity which kept the fear and boredom while studying maths at bay!
YOUNG PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY WITH ZEST
‘A Father is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, and shines with pride when you succeed.’
With utmost zest and enthusiasm, the budding angels of Presidium Raj Nagar celebrated Father’s Day recently in the school auditorium. The pre-primary students sang Father’s Day songs with heart-warming expressions to reach out to their fathers and make them feel special. With the guidance of their teachers, they also planned various activities like making collages and photo frames for their superhero. They paid a tribute to their fathers with the help of speeches and performances. It was an overwhelming experience for all to witness students taking so much initiative to strengthen their bond with their fathers.
ELOQUENCE DEMONSTRATED DURING SOCIAL SCIENCE ACTIVITY
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold
opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any
media and regardless of frontiers. Presidium Raj Nagar recently conducted a social science activity for
students of grade 9 on the theme: ‘A platform for Right to Speak'. A thoughtful role play was presented by the students with a view to provide relevant information, knowledge and skills about this topic. The objective behind the activity was to prepare them to grow up as active, responsible, and reflective members of society.
DECLAMATION COMPETITION ENHANCES ORATORY SKILLS OF PRESIDIANS
Declamation refers to one’s capacity of communicating with others, through exact speech and gestures. To enhance the oratory skills of the students an ‘Inter-Class Declamation Competition’ was conducted in the school premises wherein each student from grade 6 to 8 faced the audience with confidence and delivered his/her speech with correct diction, clarity and voice modulation. Students spoke with charisma and a positive thought which established a connection with the listeners. A healthy competitive spirit enlightened the faces of the students who conveyed their feelings on some of the serious issues that are occurring in the world around us every day.
ICT WORKSHOP UPGRADES 'IT' AWARENESS OF OUR GRADE 8 PRESIDIANS
Information Technology (IT) plays a vital role in the modern business world. Where the entire generation is engulfed in an era of IT, the students of grade 8 at Presidium Raj Nagar got an opportunity and a glimpse of ‘Databases’ in a recently conducted ICT Workshop. The workshop began with the recapitulation of database concepts learnt in the classroom and progressed towards the introduction of queries as a powerful tool to extract information from databases. The students learnt how to view information from the databases created by them in the ICT Lab. The workshop was indeed a perfect blend of experiential learning in the classroom where students learn by doing things and become industry ready.
REKINDLING OUR TEACHERS' PASSION FOR TEACHING WITH FUN WORKSHOPS
‘A teacher affects eternity, and can never tell where the influence stops.’
A good teacher touches the soul and instills love for learning in students. Presidium believes in not only nurturing the students but training the teachers as well for building an effective education system. Presidium Raj Nagar organised a training for the teachers to motivate and empower them to fulfill the aim of Presidium which is to create ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’. With the help of exhaustive training, inhibitions were shed and teachers got acquainted with tools and techniques for better classroom management. They also got an opportunity for self-introspection which helped them rekindle their passion for teaching.