A Special General Assembly was conducted on 26th Aug 2014 on the topic “Habits & Etiquettes” and “Being organized”. Mont III (K) children hosted the assembly. The children spoke on good habits, good manners and how to be organized in our day-to day life. The children carried the program smoothly and they conveyed the messages with the placards/ posters which highlighted their confidence level. The program was well appreciated by our beloved Principal for their individual and self assisted performance.
A city deserves to celebrate its birthday.
And Madras that is Chennai certainly deserves it. The founding day of Madras is considered to be August 22, 1639. It was on this day, that a sliver of land, where Fort. St. George stands today, was transacted by the East India Company. Chennai celebrated its 375th birth anniversary this year. In order to enlarge participation, the Madras Day has been expanded to create the Madras Week.
The Superkidz also joined hands with the city by celebrating Madras Week from 18.8.2014 to 23.8.2014 by dedicating this week to the history, culture and traditions of the city.
The celebration kicked off by a video presentation on the different aspects of the city, its lifestyle, its monuments, history and famous personalities of Madras who had played an important role in bringing laurels to the city and contributed immensely towards the growth and development of the city.
Next in line for the celebration was a Heritage Quiz organized by Mr. Vijaymurthy on the history and important landmarks of the city. The children participated in the quiz with a whole lot of enthusiasm!!
Philately and Numismatics Exhibition of rare and old stamps, first day covers, rare and old coins, and currencies of India and some rare old pictures of Old Madras was also organized to commemorate the history and heritage of Madras.
The highlight of the week was the children dressed in traditional clothes, a Bharatnatyam performance by our tiny tots brought us back to the roots of Madras. No celebration is complete without food and Chennai’s home food Paniyaram, Payasam and Soondal was served to the children to familiarize their taste buds to the traditional delicacies of Madras.
The weeklong celebration ended with a Hop on – Hop off trip for Superkidz of Classes -2 and above to have a glimpse of various landmarks that represent the old Madras.
The Madras Week celebration had all the Superkidz have a great respect for history, culture and traditions of the city and they couldn’t stop themselves from saying “Chancey illa” !!!!
The orientation of Interact Club began with a lot of anticipation and enthusiasm on 20th August 2014.
The Rotarians, well known for their punctuality were in the school premises fifteen minutes before the scheduled time.
After the prayer by the school choir, the meeting was called to order by the former Secretary of the club Raghavi.
Payoja Saxeena delivered the report of the previous year’s activities of the club.
Rotarian Ananth, the Assistant Governor installed the new office bearers of the Interact club for the year 2014-15.
After Vaishnavi Muni consented to take up the new responsibilities as the President, the stage was set for the guest speaker Sq. Ldr. Unni Nair.
Mr.Nair enthralled the audience with his eloquent speech.
The students sang, laughed, thought, reasoned,
questioned and answered———
Well, it held all spellbound.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Jayabala.
The programme ended with the National Anthem.
Sanskritam as it should be called is a language that encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical, philosophical and dharma texts . To create awareness among students Sanskrit week was celebrated in CPS TMZ. Various programs were organized by Mrs. Mythili, Head of the Department of Sanskrit. Students spoke on the importance of Sanskrit, recited slokas and told the meaning during assembly. An exhibition was organized highlighting the richness of the language. An activity was conducted to learn Sanskrit letters through English alphabet and numbers which helped the students of other languages. Various competitions like Quiz , Sloka recitation were organized to encourage them to learn Sanskrit. The week enlighted the fecundity and richness of the language.
The pre-primary wing celebrated Independence Day and Krishna Janmashtami on 14th August 2014. The spirit of patriotism and spirituality engulfed the assembly hall as the program started with the welcome speech followed by a patriotic song by the teachers of preprimary department. The colourful dance by the tiny tots and the speech by Gopika Shri endorsed their understanding of patriotism. The Hindi skit enacted by the children of Mont-III and UKG took us to Shantiniketan. The beautifully dressed Radhas and Krishnas reminded us of Vrindavan. The cutely dressed Krishnas played the matkha game winning sweets by breaking it. The speech by our Headmistress Dr. Meenakshi and a melodious bhajan by Vice Principal Mrs. Chitra Srinivasan won the heart of little ones.
The day went as fabulous as planned. The children took home sweets,chocolate,Flag and also lovely thoughts about the day.
The special assembly for class 8 was conducted on 19.08.2014. The topic was NATURE AND ITS CONSERVATION.
The parents of class 8 were invited to witness the show. The purpose of the assembly was to provide opportunity to all the students to showcase their talents. The students of class 8 had put up a grand show through various programs like skit , dance, power point presentations, talk show and fashion show on the topic. The message that we need to care for our natural resources and promote their sustainable use is an essential response of world community to ensure its own survival and well being was communicated to the audience through the program. Think and do the eco friendly exercises in life was conveyed in an enriching and thought provoking manner.
The 15th of August is the most important day in the history of India. Chennai Public School celebrated this day with great zeal. The occasion was graced by Mrs. Sheela Sasikumar, as the chief guest, Master. Anirudh, a CPS Alumni as Guest of Honour, our Correspondent Mr. Dagupathi Balaji as special guest and enthusiastic parents.
The 68th Independence Day Celebrations started with the welcome address, followed by the felicitation of the Guests by our Correspondent Mr. Dagupathi Balaji. The Flag was hoisted by the Chief Guest Mrs. Sheela Sasikumar while the school choir sang ‘Thayin Manikodi Pareer and Saare Jahan se accha’. The chief guest who addressed the gathering emphasized on the sayings of Swami Vivekananda, saying that the development of nation is incomplete if the development of a student is incomplete. She also advised the students to be truthful in thoughts, words and actions. The Guest of Honour Master Anirudh stressed on the fact that the development of the nation lies in the hands of the youth.
Students then were honoured for their Academic Proficiency, Outstanding Performance in all subjects and for the 100% Attendance for the year 2013-2014.
As a part of the celebrations, the students performed a beautiful patriotic dance. Students also rendered a melodious Sanskrit song. Speeches on free India which were in both English and Hindi highlighted the developmental milestones that India has achieved and wished a bright and prosperous future for their countrymen.
The programme solemnly ended with the National Anthem.
Everyone recognizes the importance of laughter and happiness, particularly in the crazy world in which we live today. Clowns have long been known as ambassadors of joy and goodwill, and the first week of August is celebrated as International Clown Week all around the world.
The Superkidz also joined the Clown Week celebration on the first week of August by making clown masks, watching videos on clowns and doing a mime act on how clowns act and behave in the stage. Each kid made their own clown mask and were very enthusiastic to wear them. Kids above class 4 did a mime act on how clowns perform in a stage; each kid acted like a different clown and the whole class was bursting out with laughter. It was a joyous event and kids had an awesome time clowning around!!!.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali)
Euphoria filled the air as Rabindranath Tagore’s vision of a free and brave generation of young minds was once again enforced by the future of India- the young generation. The students of Class 1 to III proved their patriotic fervour through-‘India- My Pride’ activities. It was a visual treat for the eyes to see students decked up in the colours of our National flag. The students presented a talk show about the diverse culture and heritage of our glorious country. It was indeed a reverie through the annals of our glorious history .Instilling the pride and patriotic fervour in the vision of the spectator, the young ones had a message for all- Mera Bharat Mahan!
An event was organized for the tiny tots to experience joyful learning with toys. UKG and Mont III Kids enjoyed making a tiny puppy with art paper which they treasured as their real pet.
Junior block kids made a moving spring paper puppet, which could move when it was pressed. Kids were really thrilled to see it moving and couldn’t control their giggling.
There was also a Show and tell event for CPS Mont III and UKG students. This activity gave an opportunity to all the students to come forward and stand in front of the class to talk about the object (toy) of his or her own choice, brought from home. The other students listened quietly and encouraged the speaker with a round of applause once he/she finished. This activity provided a real learning experience for the kids to improve their comprehending, listening and speaking skills.