Festivals build cohesiveness and help inform, educate, develop bonds and break the monotony of the regular routine hence, Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav was celebrated virtually by the pre-primary department of Chennai Public School , Thirumazhisai on 9th September 2021.
Various activities were organized on this auspicious occasion. The purpose of this celebration was to make students connect with Indian culture and help them to understand the significance of the festival.
The celebration began with a prayer to Lord Ganesha, followed by the celebratory chanting. Beautiful clay idols of Ganesha were prepared by students. The decorative umbrellas were testimony to the children’s creativity. Great care was taken to employ eco-friendly resources.
Parents, students and teachers celebrated the event with enthusiasm. Everyone in the audience prayed that the festival would remove sorrows and difficulties from people’s lives and usher in happiness.
‘Literary Melange-2021’, of the English department, was conducted recently. Living up to the name, competitions testing the skills of language coupled with artistic and creative ingredients, provided a colourful collage of events. Everything from the invite to the editing was deftly done by the students to create a rich tapestry, intrinsically woven by a string of talents, that was viewed online by nearly 200 viewers. The vivid costumes and art work were the real show stoppers, thrilling the audience to bits!
The events were as follows:
Class I: Camouflage
Class II: ‘Oh, Can You Say?’
Class III: Poem Parade (Theme: Seasons)
Class IV: Tweet Sheets
Class V: Silhouettes
Class VI: Razzmatazzing
Class VII: Raconteur Meanders
Class VIII: Dramatis Personae
Class IX: Character posters
Class XI: Whacky Resume
Class XII: Pot Pourri
These events helped in encouraging art integrated learning and innovative learning approaches.
Indian Principal Network Foundation organised the Inspire Award Ceremony 2021 on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. 300 Schools and 700 Teachers in different groups participated. Three of our Teachers from Chennai Public School clinched their awards under various categories. Read more https://www.facebook.com/IPNFoundation.
Team CPS congratulates and wishes all the awardees numerous stretches of wonderful achievements.
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” – François de la rochefoucauld
The importance of fruits and vegetables, which contain essential nutrients for a healthy life, was inculcated in the minds of our little ones of Pre Primary this week through an event, “FARM TO TABLE”. Children were introduced to the different fruits and vegetables in terms of their name, color, shape, size, gloss and their nutritional quality.
After learning about the significance of the fruits and vegetables, children were taught to prepare a Chef’s hat using their tiny fine motors. They wore their handmade Chef’s hat and got themselves ready as Little Chefs to make a bowl of fruit salad.
During the Vegetable hunting activity, kids zealously rushed into their kitchens and collected all the vegetables from the fridge and happily showed them to their peer group relating to its name, shape and color. Children also did vegetable printing activity using pieces of lady’s finger dipped in poster colors. A child’s food preferences would determine his future dietary habits and these activities have ensured that the children develop a liking for eating fruits and vegetables and inculcating in them healthy eating habits.
Learning of shapes and a solid comprehension of shapes helps the young learners in not only distinguishing and sorting the visual data, but also aids in reading, learning math and science. The students of the Pre Primary of Annanagar were introduced to the basic shapes through interesting activities. They were guided to identify and name different shapes, sort shapes based on their attributes and to draw various shapes. Children formed their favourite shapes with different materials and the display of the shapes was a visual treat.
“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.”
Mathematics is the only subject which shows that problems have solutions. Mathematics can be fun, challenging, hands on and applicable in real life. To celebrate the spirit of mathematical learning, experience the mathematical sphere and explore various mathematical concepts in a creative manner, Math Pirates, CCA activity was organised at Chennai Public School for middle and high school students.
The topics handled by various classes are
Class 6 – Papier Mache
Class 7 – Tessellation
Class 8 – Golden Ratio in Photography
Class 9 – Math in Nature
Class 10 – Zentangles
The activities were aimed to create powerful, effective and long-lasting experiences for young learners. Math pirates was a humongous success with maximum participation of students across the classes.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for Existing” – Albert Einstein
Kids are more tech-savvy today than ever before, but all that screen time may mean less time spent interacting with physical objects, creating, designing, and developing important coordination skills, we at CPS have taken every possible step to tap the potential of our energetic students and channelize their creativity into building something new. Students across classes 1 to 5 flocked together virtually to exhibit their unique talents through the various experiments conducted. Class I students demonstrated “Hands on Experiments “, exhibiting their scientific disposition and critical thinking. Class II students participated in “Quizzards” that gave an opportunity to excel beyond academics and innovative learning. Class III students exhibited a rich Indian Cultural Heritage by presenting a colorful display of food, costume, art forms, language and festivals signifying “An Incredible India”. Class IV students threw light on how various human activities impact the flora and fauna through speech and collage that revealed their zest to protect our Earth. Class V students took part in the Role Play “Safety and First Aid “ that exhibited their cognitive strategy and problem solving skills at the time of exigency.
Chennai Public School, Thirumazhisai released its first digital magazine ‘Gente Periodico’ that includes Current affairs, DIYs, Tricks and interesting Crosswords adding up to an amazing experience for the readers. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Shri Krishna Janmashtami was also celebrated this year by Pre-primary department of Chennai Public school, Thirumazhisai recently. The event commenced by evoking the blessings of Lord Krishna through an enthralling bhajan and shloka recitation by our students. The tiny tots of Pre-primary donned themselves in the attire of Lord Krishna and Radha, frolicking around with flutes, peacock feathers and matkas. A lot of fun filled activities like Pot painting, Krishna idol decoration, flute decoration, Rangoli with foot print were organized by the teachers to inculcate cultural values among the students. The life history of Lord Krishna was very beautifully depicted by students through various story performances. Towards the end, Parents and grandparents were invited to tell the story of little Krishna. The virtual ambience of Janmashtami was created when the tiny tots chanted the Krishna songs and turned the celebration into one of joys and exuberance.