KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS: PRESIDIANS LIGHT CANDLES IN HONOUR OF MARTYRS
Kargil Vijay Diwas marks the victory of the Indian forces over Pakistan in the hills of Kargil and the success of India’s Operation Vijay in 1999. Presidium celebrated Kargil Vijay Diwas to remember India’s war victory and to pay a tribute to Kargil Martyrs who are a symbol of courage and sacrifice for safeguarding the borders of the Country. The students of Grade 7 conducted the morning assembly in a very well-coordinated manner. They sang patriotic songs and filled the entire atmosphere with patriotism. The entire staff along with the students also paid homage to the soldiers of Kargil by lighting candles and observing a 2 minutes silence. A powerpoint presentation by the teachers made the event informative and enlightening. It explained the students about the significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas and the sacrifices of Kargil heroes, which was also followed by inspirational and emotional videos of the war.
VRITEE MANCHANDA, PRESIDIUM IS PROUD OF YOU!
When you aim to fly, the sky's the limit and for one of our Presidians, it sure is! We are proud to announce some of the most glorious achievements of our diva, Vritee Manchanda who recently got the best child actor award at an iconic award function held le meridien. She was interviewed and featured in magazine - Aapni Sehat, in the December issue. She was also a part of various advertisements, print shoots and a Bollywood movie which released pan India at PVR Cinemas. The best of her achievement includes the "Nation Sanskriti Award" by Yaduvanshi films production. Finally, Vritee was featured in Sirenic magazine in its October 2019 issue. Keep growing, keep glowing Vritee!
AN INCITEFUL TEACHING SESSION FOR LITTLE PRESIDIANS
We at Presidium believe in hands on experience, for which we give the kids the exposure to inculcate a strong base through various activities and teaching learning material. Recently, the students of grade 1 had a glimpse of the theme- Home where they were made to understand the need and importance of shelter/homes for humans as well as animals, and how their houses protect and help them to be safe. Apart from that, we also conducted a wonderful session on 'one body, many parts'. 3D shapes were used by the teachers to make the session more lively. They tried to create awareness among the children that different parts of our body have different functions and we should take care of them regularly.
GURU PURNIMA: A SPECIAL DAY TO HONOUR THE GURUS OF PRESIDIUM
Guru Purnima is a day when the Guru or the teacher is worshipped for the work they have done for their disciples. We hosted a special assembly on this occasion where our tiny tots highlighted the significance of Guru Purnima.The program started with the shloka “Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwar”. A powerpoint presentation along with some videos on the life of the great gurus was shown. Students also performed a musical ballet to showcase the role of gurus in fostering excellence and shaping the minds and characters of the young people in their charge.The event was thus truly significant in making each staff member feel special for her/his role in ensuring the all-round development and well-being of their pupils.
STORYTELLING SESSION LEADS PRESIDIANS TO A WORLD OF IMAGINATIONS
Stories have always been part and parcel of childhood. They hold a very special place in the tender hearts of kids and fond memories of listening to stories is deeply interwoven in our souls. Stories arouse imagination and creativity, which in turn leads to happiness, joy, thrill and excitement. We at Presidium believe in creating such opportunities for our kids so that learning with fun happens. Our collaborative curriculum helps them blossom. We narrated a story where kids enjoyed listening to it with special effects and also learned a lot about animals and their virtues. It was indeed a fun filled day where not only kids but teachers also enjoyed thoroughly.
COLOURING COMPETITION: MAKING IDEAS ALIVE WITH COLOURS!
Children love to play with colours and keeping this in mind, an Intra class Colouring Competition was organised for the students of grades Nursery and Prep. Judgement criterion for the competition was neatness and usage of colours. Students thoroughly enjoyed dabbling with bright and beautiful colours and made the pictures come alive. Working with their pencil and colours, unleashing their creative thoughts and ideas on the Drawing Sheets, the competition turned out to be a platform to bring together budding artists to showcase their talent.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AFTER VACATIONS TURNS MEMORABLE FOR STUDENTS
School reopening is always a blend of many emotions and feelings. Moreover, returning to school holds lots of excitement in tender hearts of kids. Thus, it is of utmost importance that this day must unfold surprises and should be full of gestures which can welcome kids with warmth, love and care.To make this day more memorable for our little ones, we at Presidium planned various fun filled and child centric activities. Children were welcomed in a traditional way with a tilak and were showered with flowers. Children enjoyed outdoor activities like hoopla ring activity and balls in the basket. The Presidians enjoyed dancing on the beats of songs and getting pictures clicked in different selfie frames️ made by our talented teachers at a special welcome party. It was a wonderful day where teachers and children spent beautiful moments of love and togetherness.
DEEPTI BHATNAGAR WINS BIG AT BIG BOYS LOUNGE MANGO CONTEST
With summer in full swing, how can we not mention relishing our favourite fruit ever, Mango! Well, for one of our proud Presidians this love for mangoes also got her a big victory. Deepti Bhatnagar recently participated in the Big Boys Lounge Mango Contest and created her very own dessert recipe - Mango Halwa and Mango Ladoos. Her dish was judged by popular Chefs like Nishant Chobey and Sanjay Raina. The judges truly loved her dish and appreciated her for the special creation which made her the proud winner among many other participants. It was a truly Mangolicious summer for our young Chef Deepti!
TURNING PRESIDIANS INTO ACCOUNTING EXPERTS!
An Accounting Equation is a mathematical expression which shows that the assets and liabilities of a firm are equal. An Accounting Equation is based on the Dual Aspect Concept of accounting meaning that, every transaction has two aspects- Debit and Credit. We recently conducted a classroom activity for our students based on this very concept. The students were introduced to the idea of preparing a balance sheet. They also learnt that every transaction affects either both sides of the equation or a positive effect on one item and a negative effect on another item on the same side of the accounting equation.
The activity helped us achieve the objective of making the students aware about the effect of a transaction (increase or decrease) on the assets, liabilities, capital, revenue and expenses.
PRESIDIANS PARTICIPATE IN THE ‘SAY NO TO TOBACCO’ CAMPAIGN
Presidium recently organised a campaign on ‘Say No To Tobacco’ wherein a classroom discussion took place for spreading and informing the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s health, from cancer to chronic respiratory diseases. The campaign also served as a call to action, advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors in the fight for tobacco control. This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations. Every student participated in the discussion and learnt about how Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world and what is the need of the hour to solve this adversity. They also made posters for their vicinity to spread awareness.