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.
In CPS,in order to honour the grandparents, a day was planned to invite them to school . The main aim was to make grandparents spend some time with their grandchildren at school. On 14th Aug the Grandparents Day was conducted. We could see all the proud grandparents walking in happily to the Sci Fi theatre holding their grandchild’s hand. The cultural program started with a prayer song by Art Link students. The grand parents were entertained with a dance number and a choir by the students. We also had few grandparents who came forward to share the stage and performed for their grandchildren. “Pick and perform” game was organized and it was really a fun filled event. We are sure this day would have been a memorable one for both the grandparents and the grandchildren. The kids took home an artwork which says “you are the world’s best grandparents” to give it to their grandparents, which surely would have touched their grandparents heart.
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CPS strongly believes that Teaching should not be limited to textbooks and blackboards and it should go beyond that. With our fun filled school activities for kids, learning in school becomes an interesting and enjoyable exercise. “Blow Your Bubble day” was a new and interesting event that was planned last week for the pre primary children.
Almost every kid loved to blow bubbles. Junior Block kids (Mont I, Mont II and LKG level) had the bubble blowing fun activity on 30th July 2014. Same day, Mont III & UKG had the interesting session of making bubbles and blowing them.
Junior block had fun blowing the bubbles and running around to burst them. The Kids enjoyed in looking out for the bubbles to burst and jumped up high to reach for the bubbles, were real fun to watch. The teachers too became kids and joined them in playing and bursting the bubbles. Blowing the bubbles was little easy for few kids, but some found it little difficult to blow with their tiny mouth and the disappointment on their face was a real cute expression.
Mont III and UKG in the main block had an experimental activity of making bubbles and blowing them. The teachers explained them how to make bubble with different solutions, like mixing water with liquid soap, shampoo and soap powder. The children were in their high spirits in holding these bubbles in their tiny hand and trying to blow them on their friends.
“Pure Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”
Math is forever an integrated part of life and is also known as the mother of all sciences. Through an array of various programmes and competitions CPS celebrated Math day on 9th July 2014 with gusto. All the classes 0f Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary were involved in a variety of activities.
Students participated as groups or individuals with great enthusiasm. The “Treasure Hunt” in the senior group which witnessed the maximum participation was the most interesting part of the activities.The other competitions included were jewellery making, collage, origami, quilling, math salad or vegetable carving, mathematical lanterns, mask making, math in art, puzzle corner, etc. The poetry on math by students of Std VI and VII revealed their creativity and numerical ability. Students also enacted role play on application of mathematics in day to day life. They proved their fascination for numbers in the quiz in various rounds.
It was indeed a learning experience for students as they were exposed to fun loving hands on experience.
Class 4 students were involved in kite making – origami activity; It was amazing to see the variety of kites made by the children. They also conducted a special assembly wherein students spoke on a variety of topics and spread the knowledge of Mathematics in Integration with other fields. Some of the topics were “Origin and history of number system”, “Telling time and emergence of clock”, “History of calendars and its types”, “Math and money”, “Math in solar system”, “Math in cricket”, “and Math in national flag” and so on.
Class 5 students too were involved in origami activity – Japanese lantern. The lanterns made by children were of lovely shades and sizes. The topics covered by our class 5 students were on some of the Math Heroes like “Leonhard Euler”, “Pythagoras”, “Bhaskara I”, “Ramanujam” and “Aryabhatta”.
Students coordinated brilliantly to put up a dazzling show. Math day was like a festival of joy and fun. One of the ideas behind the celebration was to give an opportunity to students to enhance their creativity and logical thinking skills and to make them realize about the fascinating works of innumerable mathematicians. It was definitely a memorable occasion filled with fun, excitement and challenge.
“Food should be enjoyed rather than endured”
As a part of our activity oriented way of learning i.e.: learning by doing for class 5 students ‘Cooking without fire’, and Class 4 students ‘Food Festival” were held on the 5th and 6th August 2014. The children displayed a wide variety of food according to different category and explained with confidence to the visitors, the nutritive values present in the food.
The outcome of this food festival enabled the students to gain knowledge and create awareness on the hazards of junk food and the significance of healthy food most importantly the need of a balanced diet to sustain life.
It was a wonderful learning experience for the children as Food is an important part of a balanced diet!!
If there is something that makes everyone joyful in school, it is the annual day celebration. No matter how many years we have celebrated, each year calls for greater celebration!
Chennai Public School-Thirumazhisai, flamboyantly celebrated its 4th annual day on 25th July. It was a meaningful celebration which saw the little stars twinkle on the ground. The vibrant atmosphere was overt even before the program began. Enthusiastic children were seen in colourful costumes. Teachers savoured the day’s events. The program was graced by the chief guest Mr.G.BalaSubramanian, Former Director, Academics–CBSE, Guest of Honour Mrs.Viola R. Krishnamani, CEO Scholarius, Special Guest, Mr.M.Cidambaram, Charted Accountant, Ayyavoo & Co. Also CPS Group Chairman Shri.N. Devarajan, Correspondent Mr.Dagupathi Balaji, Principal Mrs.Stella Pauline Punitha, parents, students, well-wishers and over 3000 people were present on this occasion. The event triggered with the school prayer song.
The chief guest Mr. G . BalaSubramanian, appreciated the conducive learning environment and excellent infrastructure of the school. He addressed the august gathering and motivated the parents to strengthen school-home connections and environment. Mrs.Viola R.Krishnamani was impressed by the meticulous arrangements made and spoke about the relevance of school and child development. Mr.M.Cidambaram elaborated on the facilities the school has and how it contributes for the academic progress of the institution. Our Principal, the driving force behind the entire event, presented the annual report and accentuated the prominent events, scholastic and co-scholastic activities of the current academic year.
Meritorious students were awarded trophies and certificates for academic and general proficiency. Special awards on various category were distributed. Toppers of Class X and XII board examination and teachers who trained them were honoured. Rasik of XII CBSE and Sonali of XII Stateboard received the school topper award in Class XII Board Examination. Rahul PSSBR, Shivani Vinoth and Lavanya Karumanchi of Class X CBSE received school topper award at the Secondary level. Awards were given to subject toppers of Class X and XII and also class toppers from Class I to XI.
Best teacher awards were presented to Mrs.Nirmala of the Preprimary,Mrs.Cynthia of Primary, Mr.Jallauddin of Lower Secondary,Mrs.Mythili of Secondary level and Mr.Prakash of Senior Secondary.Mrs.Soundaravalli was honoured for producing centum scores in two subjects in board examination.
A mesmerizing cultural show with complete participation of students grabbed the attention of the audience. From tiny toddlers to teenyboppers, the event encouraged, gave rewards and an opportunity to showcase their talents. Students presented a mélange of programs. Strong messages were conveyed from every item staged. Our world today is broken, wounded, suffers with so many adversities and is desperately in need of healing and peace. Plays were enacted to highlight the importance of developing humaneness and harmony.
The various mix had tap dance by the Preprimary, Tango dance by the Primary, Jinga ho Jinga dance and shadow Dance by the seniors, English play, ‘The merchant of Venice’, Tamil play ‘Valmiki’ and creative presentation ‘Civilization’! English and Tamil songs were rendered to leave and impact with the audience. Throughout the two hour show of brilliance the students looked resplendent in assorted costumes and enraptured the audience with their fresh and creative ideas. The items matched with the theme ‘GOOD to GREAT’. Also orchestral pieces and vocal rendering, enthused the audience. The finale was the song rendered melodiously by the teachers “God is Great”. It was a befitting end to the Annual Day Program as it resonated the feelings of everyone. With this, the curtain came down on this year’s celebration with the message to move from good to a great level.
It was a truly memorable evening for the guests and the hosts alike.