NEMO -MY FRIEND
A very special day to get to know our fishy friends in the beautiful under sea world. The children enjoyed watching the movie , “ Finding Nemo “ ,and got to know the different characters in the movie through various discussions in the class .At the end of the day they enjoyed doing a worksheet and carried a puppet home .
The Chennai Public Group of Schools made a robust leap with the inauguration of the CPS Global School Junior at Anna Nagar recently. Mr. Parameshwaran Murali, Principal of CPS Global School welcomed the gathering. In his welcome speech, he said, future of the children depends on how they will be nurtured, moulded and instilled with values right from the start.
Shri N Devarajan, Chairman of CPS Group inaugurated the Junior campus and the debut batch kids received the school souvenir from him. In the inaugural address, Correspondent Mr Dagupati Balaji laid stress on the vital role played by digital infrastructure in the new era of techno based education for fundamental and focused learning.
The Chief Guest at the ceremony was Ms. Janice H Menzies, Director of Schools HUS and HUS International, Chennai. To our surprise she started off with a“Vanakkam!” She said today’s students think and process fundamentally and that they are far much ahead than the earlier generations and laid emphasis on teaching practices that should check for “cooperative learning” opportunities. She also spoke about the gap between learning and application, like, awareness of global issues, abilities to work in culturally different environment, learning foreign languages and most importantly where there should be inquiry-based approach and not teacher-directed approach.
Guest of Honour of the day, Mr. Aubrey Daniels, Regional Director, AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) Tamil Nadu Chapter mentioned that, making students learn with the curiosity to know more is how effective the teaching could be, and that it is what is delivered in CPS Group of Schools. He also said, “we need a system where the children choose by themselves where they fit in to their taste of knowledge which after sustained research Waterford System is able to achieve and the CPS Global School offers to the Chennai populace”.
To engrave the occasion with rich and treasurable memories, the imprint of the founder batch was captured on a wet cement plaque to bring back evocative moments later. The school is ready to offer world acclaimed international curricula Waterford Early Learning Program and Cambridge Primary to children in the age group 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 years.
21.07.14 (Monday ) is a holiday for all classes ( G.O ).
P. Devesh Reddy, student of V B, CPS Thirumazhisai won the Champion of Champion Prize in 4th Kyu in the SEMAS National Soroban and Mental Arithmetic Competition held at Chennai on 13th July 2014 for the second consecutive year. The student won the Champion of Champion Prize for the 5th Kyu and represented India in the International Competition at Hong Kong last year. He will participate in the International Competition to be held at New Delhi, later this year.
Management, Principal ,Teachers and Students congratulate him on his achievement and wish him good luck for his future endeavors.
Science is not a subject to be learnt only from books. Experiential learning helps children to retain the concepts. The students of class IV and Class V were given the opportunity to visit Birla planetarium that offers the visitors an understanding through its various shows related to the galaxy. Students got to experience of what it would be like to travel in a spaceship in the universe. Children learned to look for constellations and planets in the sky. It was a magical experience to watch the enigmatic stars in the sky. Next children entered the 3D vision theater for visualizing and experiencing the 3D world. Children were spell bound by the visual treat they had there. A garden with interactive exhibits which proves to be the gateway of learning the basic principles of science and technology in a healthy, open air and natural environment was the next place of visit inside the planetarium. It was a day filled with ecstasy and new learning to the children.
The academic year has started and it is wonderful to know that kids of PrePrimary having a real fun filled learning experience.
This joyful June had loads of concept learning with many interesting activities to make the children learn the concepts easily.
Make my pedigree: A week to learn about family and folks. Kids had fun doing activities with their family photographs by sticking, colouring them and pasting it to make a cute frame.
Father’s Day: Dads are always special. Any child would love to give their dad a gift on father’s day. A tiny craft made with their own little fingers made it more special for the dads. UKG and Mont III kids had a special activity on Father’s day, where they made a “tie” and took home for their dad on Father’s day.
Leap to Safety: CPS always believes to teach about safety from the early childhood. A week to learn about safety was planned and videos on safety awareness were shown in the classrooms. Road safety, safety at home, safety at school etc were taught.
Best Buddies day: A day to show our love to friends. A friendship band was made by each kid and they tied it to their best buddy. Cute colourful bands in their hand from the sweet little buddies made them feel very special.
The Investiture Ceremony marks a significant beginning of the new academic session. It is a solemn occasion where the young leaders are all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted to them by the school. The Investiture Ceremony of CHENNAI PUBLIC School for the academic session 2014-15 was held in a special way in the school premises. The new council was positioned right in front of the stage leading the entire school assembly. With the vigorous beats of the drums the school band marched sprightly and majestically in sync escorting the Chief Guest, Commander Udhaya Prakash who was accompanied by our Principal Mrs. Stella Pauline Punitha, Vice Principal Mrs. Chitra Srinivasan and the Headmistress Mrs. Meenakshi in to the school quadrilateral for the proceedings. With pride and a sense of achievement surging in their hearts, the student council listened with bated breath as our Principal delivered a motivational welcome address and she introduced the Chief Guest. The entire gathering was transfixed with the impeccable rhetoric of the chief guest. He exhorted the students to work diligently and to never give up. He spoke on upholding moral values in order to sport the right attitude and self-discipline all of which will see them through to success. He further proposed that the virtues of a good leader include honesty, integrity, fairness, and responsibility. In addition, he encouraged them to try to lead by example, stating that a true leader always does.
After the address, the Chief Guest of the august gathering solemnized the Investiture Ceremony by inducting the newly elected members of the school with badges and sashes which was a symbol of responsibilities vested on them.
The Chief guest administered the oath of office and the members of the council pledged to adhere to the values and principles upheld by the School. Apart from their duty towards School, these representatives also pledged their service to the nation’s larger environment. Nothing could outshine the resplendence on the faces of the newly elected student council members who vouched that they would do their best to their school which already has to its credit exalted standards of achievements in academics as well as co-curricular activities. The new Head Boy Joachim Raj and Head Girl Venuhasini in their accepted speech promised a definite change for a better tomorrow. This was followed by the formal vote of thanks proposed by the Headmistress. The program came to an end with the National Anthem.
“Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love”.
They are the pillars of every family and the children imbibe their values, motivation and inspiration from them. To felicitate such wonderful people CPS TMZ celebrated Grandparents Day on 04.07.14 (Friday). The day began with fun filled games which saw an active and energetic participation by grandfathers and grand mothers. There was a cultural extravaganza by the students of preprimary which was a visual treat for the grandparents. A session by our special guest Mrs. Lalitha Subramani,Clinical Psychologist was like a cream on the cake. Speaking on the occasion she high lighted the importance of grandparents and their contribution in holding the family as an institution. She also gave tips to maintain a convivial relation in the family and to lend support to parents in upbringing of children.
Mr.Sathyamurthy ,a grandfather volunteered to teach a few techniques of First Aid which was very useful for the elderly people.
The grandparents were so overwhelmed and expressed their gratitude for organizing such a program . They felt that their grandchildren were in the right hands.
“Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves”
It is important for us to do all we can to ensure the next generation is aware of the challenges that face them in sustaining and protecting our planet, and to provide them with the knowledge and tools to make this happen. CPS Pre Primary had “Plant for Planet” day on 27th June 2014. The symbolic act of planting a tree reflects the urgent need to save our future. It shows that global challenges can be faced and tackled together. In present life setup, we could scarcely see any big garden at home, as now life has become living in flats and multistory apartments.
“Plant for Planet” day at CPS Pre Primary held on 27th June 2014. The day started with a general assembly. Students of UKG hosted the assembly and spoke on environmental awareness. The kids spoke excitedly with flash cards on how to save our globe. Their speech included planting trees, avoid pollution, avoid plastics and save water. The assembly also included Prayer song, Pledge and National Anthem.
In Plant-for-the-Planet activity, every child was encouraged to bring a plant of their choice and plant them in our School garden. Most of the children eagerly participated by bringing many good plants and they had lots of real fun with their classmates in planting them. Kids were taken to the garden and they themselves arranged the plants. With the help of our Gardener Ravi uncle, they planted the plants with their tiny little hands. The enthusiasm and the fun they had should have been a real memorable experience.
World Environment Day (WED) was celebrated under the theme of SIDS(International Year of Small Island Developing States) as declared by the UN General Assembly , with the goal of raising awareness on a range of environmental problems that includes climate change, waste management, unsustainable consumption, degradation of natural resources and extreme natural disasters. Raise your voice and not the sea level formed the basis of theme for SIDS as the increase in the amount of green house gases to the atmosphere would raise the temperature of the Earth surface and would cause to melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica at a faster rate. Rising sea level is a threat to people living near the ocean and can also harm important coastal ecosystems like mangrove forest and coral reefs. Based on the above theme a skit was enacted by Students of class X showcasing two important facts. The first one reflected that both generations old and young are equally responsible for initiating activities that would protect, preserve and conserve the environment. The second one represented students acting as UN members projecting views in four core areas. The UN CPS members spoke of activities by humans that endanger animals and plants , SWAT-Soil, Water, Air and Temperature that was degraded to a large extent by activities such as application of too much chemical fertilizers, large release of green house gases and waste water being discharged into water bodies . The last UN member representation spoke about 32 small Island developing states and their ever growing concern of the increasing sea level that may cause islands to disappear and along with it its rich biodiversity and human life. The skit concluded with the appeal to all to raise their voice, their concern in protecting the environment and biodiversity. Students were asked to give opinions of simple measures of protecting the environment. An ‘Environ song’ and a dance routine highlighting the importance of protecting our mother Earth was staged. The program ended with the students taking “ My Environmental Pledge”. Principal addressed the gathering and spoke about the ways to protect Mother Earth which is the need of the hour.