“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”
― Lloyd Alexander
The event My Story Board for class 5 was conducted on 10th October 2014. Children learnt to organize their thoughts and use written language to communicate in a variety of ways by creating and telling a story. Writing stories also helps children read better, and understand, stories written by other people.
In order to familiarize the children on how to create their own stories, a story board was made wherein pictures from different fairy tales where stuck in random order. The students of each and every section of STD V were divided into four groups and they had to create a single story using all the pictures given in the storyboard. Though it seemed to be really challenging, the students were enthused and enjoyed creating, debating, analyzing, arguing and came up with incredibly ,interesting stories, thereby helping and inspiring every child make a complete imaginative and ingenious story.
Pre Primary celebrated “Hat Making Day” on 10th Oct 2014 at Junior Block and “Hat Parade” on 13th Oct 2014 at the Main Campus.
In fashion terms, hats are a very noticeable accessory because the onlooker’s attention is first drawn to the face. A hat is the most noticeable fashion item anyone can wear. The old saying goes ‘if you want to get ahead and get noticed, then get a hat’. Indeed the word ‘ahead’ means just that one head further forward. In CPS, it was a wonderful sight to see the little ones marching ahead with the designer hats.
The tiny tots of Junior Block had a wonderful day wearing colourful and unique hats which they made in their class, along with their teachers. Mont block kids made a hat with paper plates and made it colourful with paints. Lkg made Star cutout hats and decorated with glitter work. The toddlers enjoyed this hat making session and had a hat parade with these hats with full excitement and fun.
At the main campus, kids walked wearing hats they made at home by themselves with a proud and happy faces to join the parade. “HATS OFF” to parents for their creativity and innovation. Over whelming response from parents in making hats made us really amazed and glad. Each parent had used their wonderful ideas in making these hats and we appreciate each and everyone for their time and involvement they showed in this “Hat Parade” event. There was lot of ideas.
The “Hat parade” of the UKG and Mont III children started with full gusto in their adorned hats, from ground floor and reached the third floor crossing all primary and secondary classes. The students of other departments assembled outside their classes, were thrilled to see these tiny tots walking with different kinds of hats. They encouraged them with loud applause and their excitement was clearly shown in their happy screaming. The Pre Primary children enjoyed this response and marched with their heads held high with a big smile. The whole school campus was awestruck with this parade and it is a memorable day for each and ever child who took part in the parade and also for the spectators.
Walking down the aisles of our school on the 9th of October, one would have surely had their senses tickled with the aroma of good food piercing their nostrils. Yes it was the celebration time for classes 1 to 3 .The event Foodie Mania was on in full swing. Class 1 children prepared sandwiches, class 2 – vegetable salad and class 3 –fruit salad to campaign the idea of healthy eating. Engaging all five senses of their children turned the ingredients into a relishable healthy snack.
The students of Class 2 had a culinary treat by preparing vegetable salad. The sight of the fruit salad of grade 3 truly looked lip-smacking. The zeal of the children of grade 1 in preparing sandwiches added charge to the atmosphere all around. The children while preparing the dishes were very cutely dressed in their aprons, gloves and chef hats, which showed the professionalism.
The magic of the event was rooted in the fact that children learnt to appreciate healthy eating habits in most exciting way possible. Since the children were personally involved in preparing their own snack, they are more likely to appreciate healthier foods.
Combating unhealthy eating habits of children is jointly the responsibility of the parents and school. By giving them this hand on experience in cooking, we have shown them the path to healthy living.
Sparkling smiles and happiness filled the faces of children of classes 3, 4 and 5 as they breezed through the “My day” Program conducted by Chennai Public School, Thirumazhisai on October 10, 2014.
“My day” was aimed at making parents visit the school, spend time in the classroom and have a first-hand knowledge about the daily learning. It helped parents to understand the learning engagement in classrooms.
Children showcased their knowledge and skills to the parents. Bagged with enormous energy, the students performed with high motivation and cheer. The main components of the program were English and Hindi sensitization skits, science experiment, Power point Presentation, Puzzles in Maths, art exhibition, first aid demonstration, Social Quiz, Songs etc. All the children were given opportunity to participate in different programs and no student was left behind.
A good number of parents witnessed the happenings of the day and had a glimpse of their children’s performance. They also interacted with other children and asked them questions related to the subjects. This resulted in the partaking of children-parent and teachers’ involvement which encouraged everyone to have a positive idea, perceptive on what is been taught academically and other wise. “It was a good gesture to have this activity in the school and call the parents and we would like to see more of these works” said Mr. Atul Vermani, father of Zyva vermani of Class III C. The program was informative and knowledge sharing for continuous growth.
“I have reached the level where I could do the anchoring by myself without looking into notes” said Juan of class V. Also the children gave their feedback that they were able to grow year by year as they participate in such internal programs. Thus this program has contributed for children’s leadership growth and individual development. The success of “My day” was a coordinated effort by Mrs. Radhika – Coordinator of Primary, class teachers and students. This was conceived by our Principal, Mrs.Stella Pauline Punitha who always explores avenues to make things enriching.
We Indians are known for our traditional customs and we at CPS believe our children should know and learn this as part of their curriculum. “Navrathri” a festival with dolls – a very apt and interesting festival for Pre primary tiny tots to celebrate.
At Junior Block (Mont I, Mont II, LKG) a “Mega Golu Galata” took place with more than 150 children, made to sit as “Golu Dolls” in the outdoor theatre. This huge Golu was undoubtedly a very beautiful scene to witness. Each and every kid had come in different costumes from different category like Gods, leaders, Bridal, warriors, community helpers and many more. These beautiful kids were looking even more beautiful in their costumes and all their faces carried an amused looks as they were experiencing this for the first time. The celebration included two dance performances by LKG and Mont II children and it was really pleasant to see them dancing for the tunes in their traditional costumes. The parent’s participation in sending their kids dressed so well, needs an appreciable mention here.
At Main Campus (Mont III and UKG) a mini kids golu was arranged with kids dressed as dolls. This year we involved parents in the Navrathri Celebrations. Three parents volunteered and eagerly participated in the celebration. Parent of Pramesh Sai Dhuava & Sumesh Sai Dhuava of Mont III-K spoke about Navrathri and Parent of Eshaan of Mont III-M narrated a story on Goddess Durga. Parent of Pranav (UKG C), also spoke about this nine days festival. All parents gave their best in presenting it neatly.A Dandia dance by Mont III and a Garbha dance by UKG stole the heart of everyone, who was present there.
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Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
To become role models and to understand the students of Techno Era, teachers have to be fully equipped with latest technology and innovation happening in the world. Every opportunity is provided at Chennai Public School Thirumazhisai for teachers who have the thirst for knowledge.
A workshop by Google Educator Groups was organized on 26th September 2014 for teachers who were passionate about meeting the needs of their students through technology solutions and collaborating with other educators who feel the same way. The teachers were exposed to the world of Google Applications which can be integrated in their classrooms and can enhance their teaching learning practices. The day was filled with hands on experience for the teachers to inspire and empower each other to meet the needs of students through technology solutions, both in the classroom and beyond.
“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.”
― Ruth Beechick,
A workshop on Effective Teaching and Learning Techniques was conducted in Chennai Public School, Thirumazhisai on 23rd September 2014 for the teachers of Preprimary, Primary and Middle School.
Main aim was to create high performing and meaningful educational systems. Core concept of this session was to impart “Hands on Teaching Techniques” from Pre KG to Grade VIII. Various activities were conducted for teachers’ viz., Visual Grammar cards exercise, English Article exercise, and Mathematical “LCM” exercises which can help teachers implement the same in the classroom to engage children in meaningful activities.
These exercises also promote group learning, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning and Cooperative learning.
The Workshop was filled with activities and was a brain storming session for the teachers.
EducationWorld India School Rankings published continuously in September for the past six years is the most eagerly awaited and received issue of EW, is an indicator of a strong reform and improvement current flowing within primary-secondary education countrywide .To compile the EW India School Rankings 2014, 8,263 knowledgeable fees-paying parents, educationists, principals and teachers were interviewed in 25 cities by 203 field researchers of the Delhi-based C fore and asked to rate schools in ten discrete categories on 14 parameters of education excellence.
Chennai Public School Thirumazhisai has bagged All India Rank 43 and No 1 Day cum Boarding school in Tamilnadu for the consecutive year. Principal Mrs. Stella Pauline Punitha received the award in Delhi on 20th September 2014.
Navaratri is one of the most famous festivals of India. Celebrated across the country, it showcases the vibrant richness of Indian tradition and culture. Navratri festivities got underway at the Superkidz with amazing zeal amongst the children to celebrate the nine day long festival to commemorate and invoke the blessings of Goddess Durga in her various forms.
Superkidz celebrated Navratri with great joy and vigor. Superkidz of UKG / Mont -3 and Class 1 and above set up a vibrant Golu. What made this special was that students contributed dolls, toys and idols to create the Golu. This gave them a sense of participation and achievement. The students came dressed in traditional attire which made for a spectacular visual treat for everyone to see and relish. They were served the traditional Sundal, Kesari and Sweets prepared by the teachers. There was a beautiful Dandia Dance performance by our tiny tots of class 1 and 2. All the students were given an insight on how people across the country have their unique way of celebrating the festival and how the different states of India celebrate the auspicious nine nights of Navratri.
The “Craft golu “ by Junior Superkids of Mont 1 and 2 was a colourful array of craft made by the tiny tots. The singing angels, which they had made on the “Be an angel day”, the smiley cup dangler, the crawly crocodiles beside the pond and the dancing peacocks. Some of them sang songs and danced and shared stories of their toys in gollu at their home. The tiny tots enjoyed doing the pookolaam. And to top it all; they wore their fancy hats which they had made on the “International hat day”.
The children’s joy knew no bounds and for some it was definitely an experience of a lifetime. The students went back thrilled to revel in the festive season at home too.
We wish all our Superkidz and their loved ones a very Happy and Prosperous Festive Season !!!
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Children have that innocent charm that makes days shorter and life fulfilled.Our highly enthusiastic Superkidz are a sheer joy to watch!!
Flying in the sky is every child’s fantasy, on World Aviation Day, Superkidz, not only designed their paper rockets but also had a race with their peers..So they stretched their muscles to zoom their rocket farthest.
Superkidz made cards and beautiful sequins studded bands for their pals on this very special day called “Friendship Day “and tied it with love on their new super pal’s wrists.
Colour sorting and shape sorting activities and nature hunt was one of the most exciting activities little superkids enjoy the most, wherein they have adventure during their nature trail. On “Teddy bear day” little super kids learnt about the habitat of a bear and had an opportunity to growl and behave like a bear in a cave. Freedom during regular nature walks, Superkidz are given opportunity to explore the nature in its own beauty, they listen to the cuckoos and crows..And watch the drifting clouds make patterns in the sky..Touch, feel and collect stones, twigs…etc..Floating boats in the puddle of rain water. They chase butterflies till they are breathless, ..And relax under the shady tree, feeling the cool breeze caress their face. The walk taken, helped the children to be more observant about their surroundings. “Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
And our little Superkidz have the freedom and space to balance both!!
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