CPS TMZ – TECHO FRIENDLY TEACHERS

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.

From GEG WORKSHOP
From GEG WORKSHOP
From GEG WORKSHOP

CPS TMZ – EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING

“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.

From workshop

CPS TMZ – NO I DAY CUM RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL IN TAMILNADU

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.

From School award

CPS ANA – SUPERKIDS NAVARATHRI CELEBRATION

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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CPS ANA – EXCITING MOMENTS OF SUPERKIDS @ JUNIOR ACADEMY

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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CPS ANA – HATS OFF TO OUR ROBOTIC TEAM!!!

IRO is the Indian Chapter of World Robot Olympiad that provides a unique platform for students to showcase their talent and creativity and represent INDIA at the international level.IRO 2014 regional level competition was held at VELAMMAL MAT.HR.SEC.SCHOOL on 6.9.2014 & 7.9.2014. Totally five teams participated from our school in all three categories. The categories were

*Regular Elementary
*Regular Junior high
*Regular Senior high

• Game initiated with Regular Senior High Category with 8 competitors, our CPSites Athityan Jeyadevan & Durai Prasanth (SUPREME BOTS 13381) secured “50 points in 17 seconds” and was leading the table and bagged the First position Award

• Then the game moved on to next category Regular Junior High with 13 competitors, our CPSites Shreyas.S, Vishnu.R & Kunnal Ravi (LEGO MASTERS 7331) secured “30 points in 20 seconds”. Lego Masters bagged the Runner up Award

• Finally it was regular elementary category with 18 competitors, our CPSites Sri Rajan.D, Nikhil S.L & Anand G Murugan (MIND BOGGLERS 7330) secured “15 points in 26 seconds”, and MIND BOGGLERS leaded the table with First Position Award

It was a tough competition but still the day was in our favour. We remembered the proverb “Hard work never fails”. CPSites bagged 3 awards out of six awards.
Wishing them good luck for the Finals!!!

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CPS ANA – MY SCHOOL MY PRIDE

The emotional feeling that one belongs to a classroom and School community is considered a necessary sign to the successful learning experience. In an era when traditional sources of belonging have diminished due to changing community life styles, the school plays an increasingly important role in meeting this need.
Every child should feel that it’s their school and it’s their duty to maintain the decorum. They should prove their belongingness through their well mannered behavior.
To make every kid feel that it’s their school and it’s their pride, an event – “My school My Pride” was organized on 12th Sep 2014 by the Pre Primary department.
The pre primary (UKG and Mont III) tiny tots went on a parade to all higher classes with Placards bearing slogans about how to behave in school and insisting them to maintain their classrooms and school surroundings neat. The higher class children were so thrilled and excited to welcome these tiny tots and patiently listened to them. Their loud applause showed how far they enjoyed the demonstration. This appreciation gave us a trust that they will surely have a change in them in developing their belongingness towards the school.
Junior Block (Mont I, II and LKG) children were involved in a mini cleaning up activity to make them understand that their school is their pride and it’s their duty to keep it clean. Children enjoyed this cleaning activity and they had a real competition in collecting the thrown papers and leaves from the ground (Unclean setup was created for this purpose) It was a wonderful scene to see the tiny tots with the gloves , collecting the unwanted things and throwing them into the dustbin along with their peer group.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

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CPS ANA – SUPERKIDZ CELEBRATING “TEDDY BEAR DAY” !

The teddy bear is one of the most popular toys for children, and holds a special place in many adults hearts, too. This loveable stuffed animal has a day all of its own, Teddy Bear Day!! The Superkidz celebrated this Day on the 9th and 10th of September. It gave a chance for the Superkidz to get their teddy out of the cupboard and make him the centre of attention. Superkidz of class 2 and above had an interesting story about their teddy to share with the other kids. Our tiny Tots from pre-primary and class 1 had a “show and tell” on their favourite Teddy. They played the game “Passing my Teddy Buddy”. It was a fun filled and giggly day for all our kiddies as we remembered our favourite Paddington Bear, Rupert Bear, Pudsey Bear and, of course, Winnie the Pooh. The days were filled with lots of amusement and all of them had a cuddly and huggable Teddy Day!!

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CPS ANA – KITE FLYING

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life….a new dream?…. “
The reason we choose to fly kites is plain and simple, to have pure fun. It was also a real interesting learning experience for the students as these days kite flying game is not found much in the city.
The Junior Block children decorated the kites and made it fly whereas the Main block children (Mont III and UKG) were taught how to do and fly a kite.
It was a real fun and excitement to see the children make the kite fly. The determination of the teachers and kids finally favoured and the kites were made to fly. This made the kids really happy and they returned to the class with some satisfaction.

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CPS TMZ – MENTORS COGITATE

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ~ Pericles
Learning is a continuous process and realizing the great responsibility; teachers are oriented by eminent personalities on various topics of interest off and on. One such program was organized on 8 September 2014 to celebrate Teachers’ day. Dr. L. S. Ganesh Professor & Former Dean (Students), IIT Madras addressed the teachers. He began by discussing the role of a teacher in this modern era. His profound knowledge was very obvious in the way he presented the session. He stated that nobody can remain indifferent to the upsurge of xenophobia and violence in the world. Overcoming prejudice, combating stereotypes and obstructing the emergence of intolerance are not going to be easy tasks; they are, however, areas for educational action. He added that every teacher ought to rise above difficulties, struggling for fulfillment. There were lots of crackles with wit which were worth admiration. He concluded the session with the reminiscence of his childhood in a humorous note.
This session awakened the teachers to recognize potential issues and identify ways to work with demanding professional challenges.

From Teachers Orientation
From Teachers Orientation
From Teachers Orientation