CPS ANA – REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION

67th Republic Day was celebrated at Chennai Public School with a lot of patriotic fervour. The celebrations began with the school prayer followed by flag hoisting by the Chief Guest of the day Mrs.Vasanthi Ranganathan. Students saluted the National Flag and pledged themselves to uphold the honour and integrity, diversity and uniqueness of “India”. Flag hoisting was followed by the welcome address by our Principal Mrs. Asha Nathan. The key note of the day was the Republic day messages delivered by the two students Inmozhi of seventh standard and Pavithra of tenth standard. While Inmozhi took us through our nostalgic past Pavithra brought out the achievements and accomplishments of a developing India.

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and what impact you leave on others after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” This was what everyone felt after we heard about our Chief Guest of the day, Mrs Vasanthi Ranganathan. In her eloquent speech, making use of the analogy of a dot in the type writer she said that every creation of God be it a tiny speck has immense potential of its own.

For the CPS dancers the dance is their heart beat, their rhythm of life. It is an expression of joy and celebration. We at CPS always believe in boosting the morale of students who have excelled in various fields and the students were honoured for their excellence in various fields. After the vote of thanks by Mrs. Vijayshree Varnasi, Vice Principal, Middle school, and the National Anthem by the School Choir , the school dispersed carrying with them the memories of this Republic Day.

 

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CPS ANA – OFFSHORE

“The sea, once it casts its spell,

Holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

The CPS pre-primary wing offered its students the wondrous opportunity to explore and learn the Oceanic science by organising the event “Offshore.” This event was organised with an aim to enlighten the young learners about the ocean, ocean animals and ocean transport. The students of UKG and Mont111 enjoyed a fantasy voyage in a ship amidst a captivating model depicting the sea world. The children were actively engaged in identifying the different sea creatures and the different modes of sea transport which was effectively illustrated in the replica. For the children of Junior Block, interesting activities and take away were planned. Mont I children were excited with a moving stick puppet activity. Origami and handmade paper boats were given for the students of Mont II and LKG students. At the end of the event the children were filled with ocean of knowledge, fun and wonder and we believe this experience will encourage their interest in conserving the water world around them.DSC06179

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CPS ANA – SUPERKIDZ PONGAL CELEBRATION

Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamilnadu, was celebrated in a traditional way in Superkidz, for the children to understand and enjoy our rich culture. A rangoli depicting the festivity was laid beautiful and other customary decoration was arranged to set in the festive mood. For the event, the children were dressed in traditional dresses and enjoyed playing the conventional game Urri. Then the children were served sweet Pongal and were joyous to take home a Pongal pot made with play dough. Sharing the joy with you all by showcasing these pictures taken during the event….

CPS ANA- SYNDICATE 2K15

Commerce Fest – “SYNDICATE 2K15”
Chennai Public School, Anna Nagar, hosted its second Commerce Fest – Syndicate 2K15 on 29 & 30 October 2015.
The official opening ceremony commenced with the welcome address by the Principal Mrs. Asha Nathan .The honorable Chief Guest of the day – Prof. Lakshmi Kumar, Asst. Prof. and Program Director at IFMR (Institute for Financial Management and Research)was felicitated by our esteemed members of the management, our Correspondent Mr. Dagupati Balaji and General Manager Shri Dayalan.
Prof. Lakshmi Kumar, is actively engaged in research and has been part of various field based studies including projects sponsored by Harvard University and University of California, Irvine. She enlightened the gathering about the complexity of business and commerce organizations in the present day scenario owing to globalization, liberalization and privatization making it obligatory for students to be conversant with modern principles and practices of management and accounting.
The focus then shifted to the inaugural ceremony where in the chief guest formally inaugurated the session by cutting the ribbon. The events kick started with the CPS Bank lending money to the speculators for various events .There were several on stage and off-stage events for the students to learn, participate, compete and win as well. Adzap, Jeopardy, Air-crash, Model United Nations, JAM (Just a minute), Pastiche, Channel surfing, Face Painting, Business layout, Treasure Hunt, Poster making and quizzing, generated a lot of buzz and enthusiasm among the participants from various city schools like DAV,Sacred Heart, SBOA,Baktha Vatsalam,Anna Adarsh and Padma Seshadhri who were ready to vie with one another.
All the participants geared up for the final moment to know the outcome of the speculado and the winners of the various events. The overall trophy was bagged by SBOA Junior college,AnnaNagar and speculado winner trophy was bagged by DAV Boys Senior Secondary School,Mogappair.
The relentless efforts and enthusiastic organizational skills displayed by the staff and students of the Commerce Department deserves a special mention.”COMMERCE FEST-SYNDICATE”, the brain child of Mrs. Nagalakshmi and Mr.Anbazhagan has left an indelible mark in the minds of the participants from the host school and other schools. Looking forward to yet another exciting and even more promising event in the forthcoming year.

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CPS Experience at the UN Headquarters, Harvard & MIT

Great men are created, not born.
For great men to evolve and serve his purpose, not only dedication or will are required, but more importantly, it is the experience he has gained over time. Such an experience cannot be found but earned. For over 2 weeks, more than 500 students from 50 nations have vigorously trained and worked hard for a great opportunity presented before them, but why?
The answer is WIMUN, WFUNA International Model United Nations. This prestigious program allowed high school and university students to take up the position as a leader of a country on an issue under the SDGs with an unparalleled debate and discussion with the world leaders at the UN headquarters.
26 student delegates from Chennai Public Schools Group were trained for two days by Mr Finn Carlson, Under – Secretary General WIMUN ’15 & Delegate at United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI). The training session commenced with the introduction of UN, and the rules and procedures to be followed. Mr. Carlson elucidated on the 5 stages of the conference- Debate, Negotiation, Action Phase, Implementation and Reporting. The training included amazing exercises for the students to have a better idea of what to deal with in New York.
With a strong foundation, 26 explorers representing the CPS group of schools departed the country to participate in WIMUN’15. November 10th was the grand WIMUN’15 opening plenary at the UN headquarters, Manhattan, New York .One of our delegates Mr. Amit Kumar Nayak was given the golden opportunity of delivering the powerful speech on the opening day.
The sessions flagged off with delegates addressing their committee with their motivating speeches on the second day. An exceptional leader always thinks three steps ahead, working to master the situation, considering all options and leads the team in the right direction. The representatives of our group exhibited exceptional organizational skills. This highly motivated the team members to shed the inhibitions and gave the freedom to express opinions and to arrive at a consensus.
The next round involved dialogues with the group leader to draft a resolution taking into account the pros and cons of the discussion. The final resolution was thus drafted and was submitted to a four member bureau.
Based on the final resolution, the bureau members judged the leadership qualities and depth of discussions made by the delegates.

Six diplomat awards for each committee were presented during the closing ceremony in which, Sreeprad Dronamraju of CPS Schools Group in GA3, representing Cote D’Ivoire on ‘Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ has secured a Diplomacy award. This program has not left the students with just certificates or awareness but has also given the participants rich experience in many ways.
WIMUN 2015 did not just end with this, but the participants were also taken on a trip to Boston to visit the most celebrated and prestigious institutes (i.e.) Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the dream destination for all students. The team was very fortunate to attend a lecture at MIT, and understand how the under grad programs in the USA are structured. The cold weather, multi cuisine delicacies and the city tour took this breathtaking exploration to the brim.
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CPS ANA – STAY IN TOUCH

The event staying in Touch was organised for our Pre-primary children to help children understand the important role of the communication and the technology media. In accordance with this event, the students of Mont I,II and Lkg were introduced to the latest technologies and other social applications used in communication and learnt their importance. The children made a Skype call to one of our parents in Japan and enjoyed having a conversation with him. It was a wonderful learning experience for the children and the parent was also excited to see his child in the class room atmosphere from Japan. Children also got an opportunity to chat with few Japanese during the connection. Through this event, the children learnt the important role of technology media in allowing us to stay connected around the world, between family and friends.
The students of Ukg and Mont III brought self addressed post cards on to which they enjoyed writing a letter of Diwali wishes for their parents. The children later eagerly queued and posted their cards into a handmade post box. This event was planned to familiarize the children with the traditional method of letter writing which is slowly becoming extinct. Later the students expressed their excitement to receive the letter that they have mailed.
Through this event, the children got familisarized with the knowledge of operating a Skype, concept of writing letters and the process of mail delivery system.

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CPS ANA – NAVRATHRI CELEBRATION

Celebrating traditional festivities imparts the core aspects of our culture and is incredibly fun for young children and hence the joyous festival of Navrathri was celebrated in grandeur by the pre primary department . A traditional step golu was set up and the children took great pride in setting up the golu with various kinds of idols and dolls brought by them in both main campus and at Junior Academy. A vibrant Dandia and gharba dance presentation was done by our children adding more colour to the festivity. The parents actively participated in our celebration and entertained our children through singing, dance, and storytelling, all of which were highlighting the importance of the celebration of the Navrathri festival. Principal and Vice Principals joined the celebrations and encouraged the children. This astounding celebration lighted all hearts with joy and happiness, the true spirit of the festival.

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CPS ANA – WIND BENEATH THE WINGS

“Oh birds of beauty, the sky is your home. Just spread your wings and fly high” –
As a motive to help children value and appreciate nature the CPS pre primary wing organised the event Wind beneath the Wings, an event to promote the interest of children on birds. Variety of information about birds was presented to the children in order to get beyond their surface level of understanding. This event promoted to reinforce concepts about birds and provided an opportunity for the children to appreciate the beauty, wonder and broadened their context of their learning on birds. At the end of the day the children were happy to carry back home interesting take away like Flapping bird puppet, chick hand puppets and a chick pen stand made out of paper cup done by them.

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CPS ANA – PICK A BOOK

“There are many little ways to enlarge a child’s world. Love of book is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy.
Reading books is a good habit that a child should learn early in life and that skill will undeniably help them well into adulthood. To inspire, instil and to develop interest on reading books among our children, the Junior Academy children and the UKG& MONT III children conceptualised the event “Pick a Book.”
For this event, at Junior Academy each child was allowed to pick a book of their choice and level and they spent time joyously attempting to read the book. At the main campus the children were taken to the school library and were given the opportunity to experience a library environment. The children read the books with excitement, curiosity and interest.
The triumphant look at each child when they stepped out of the library at the end of the event did reflect the fact that this event has instigated many young readers.

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