PRESIDIANS ORGANISE A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON AMBEDKAR JAYANTI
Bhim Rao Ambedkar was a man with multiple talents as he was an educationist, jurist, and also worked as a socio-political reformer. Dr. Ambedkar is looked up to as a symbol of equality and equivalence who played an important role in framing the constitution of our country. He outlawed the discrimination against lower castes or untouchables and wanted to establish equality among our countrymen. The constitution is the embodiment of fundamental regulations and principles according to which the country, state, and its people are supposed to work. Keeping our students abreast with our history and the importance of the constitution, students of Grade IX participated in Article Writing Competition to celebrate the enigma of Dr. Ambedkar offering a very brief glimpse into his astonishingly diverse oeuvre.
PRESIDIANS WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY BAISAKHI WITH A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
In keeping with our tradition of celebrating all festivals with fervor, the students of class III-A organized a special assembly to mark Baisakhi. The assembly commenced with the prayer “Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu.” Few students came forward by turn to speak about the origin of Baisakhi and they threw light on the importance of Baisakhi. This was followed by a sonorous group song. Later a foot taping “Bhangra” dance performance was presented by the students. The assembly concluded with the depiction of Baisakhi. The students were dressed up in beautiful Punjabi attires and showed how the harvest festival is celebrated.
CLASS XII FAREWELL: A GOODBYE IS A HELLO TO A NEW BEGINNING!
Showers of blessings, emotional good-byes, youngsters in gorgeous draperies and tuxedo suits, nostalgic moments, and expressions of gratitude were the special ingredients that made up Euphoria - 'Farewell Party’ held for Grade XII in Presidium School. The students of Grade XII were warmly welcomed by their juniors and ushered towards the venue amidst showers of rose petals. The lovingly curated function was graced by our Hon'ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta. The function began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp followed by a soulful duet performance. The cultural program, sculpted out of love and laced with high emotions, was a sparkling one spiced with well-coordinated dances on foot-tapping numbers, band performance, musical capsules, and lively anchoring. Each student was given a special title, badge, and jersey by the school. Students conveyed heartfelt thanks on the behalf of their batch to Mrs. Sudha Gupta, the Chairperson, heads, and teachers for making their school life so rewarding and fulfilling through their mentoring and inspirational guidance.
The atmosphere was emotionally surcharged when the loving ‘adieu’ messages of the entire faculty wishing the students well in their Board exams and future lives were shown through a video presentation. Nostalgia engulfed the outgoing students as they relived their best times spent in the school while watching the ‘Down the Memory Lane’ video. In her address, finely made up of stirring words and fine sentiments, the Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta blessed the students and expressed her happiness that the school had given its best in nurturing them and igniting the flame of knowledge in each student.
HERE’S TO THE NEW BEGINNING OF A JOURNEY AT PRESIDIUM!
Now that the Covid 19 curbs have been completely lifted, Presidium has planned to ensure that the classes are conducted offline as well as online in the new session. Students came to school after almost 2 years. This is the first time since the COVID pandemic that we are opening the new academic session in offline mode on the full scale. Not just the senior classes but the students in primary and pre-primary classes have also been called to schools in the new session. Deprived of classes in the company of friends, students were too excited to be returning to school.
The first day of the session is a special day for every child. They were all brimming with joy and geared up for starting a new session in a brick-and-mortar scenario which means physical classes. It is a sigh of relief for all the parents and the educators, as for kids, it is important to grow, play and enjoy with their peers in a congenial environment provided at school. We conducted many attractive activities for the new session and the students were all engrossed in these activities, and we knew this would motivate the students to attend school regularly. Covid protocols including sanitization, and wearing masks are strictly followed. All the classrooms will be sanitized regularly. We are looking forward to having classes like in the pre-Covid time.
STUDENTS CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL OF COLOUR WITH ZEAL & ZEST!
Our young Presidians participated enthusiastically in the Holi celebration. They shared mythological stories related to ‘Holi Dahan’ and the significance of colour on ‘Dulhendi’. They had performed on various Brijwasi songs and enjoyed eating gujiya’s, playing with herbal gulal, and to make it more eco-friendly rather than using water balloons they used flower petals to throw on each other. All the girls were dressed up in the attire of Radha and boys as Krishna to mark this day in remembrance of Lord Krishna and Radha. Holi celebration assembly helped the students to recreate the day of love, happiness, the victory of good over evil. It also helped them to understand the Hindus festival and its importance.
WELCOMING STUDENTS FOR AN EXCITING YEAR FULL OF LEARNING!
To create a welcoming environment all the new students and parents were invited for Orientation and were given a walkthrough of all the processes we follow at Presidium. A PowerPoint presentation was shared by our Academic Head that enlightened parents about the objectives and philosophy of the school. It emphasized the provision of an optimal atmosphere and giving individual attention to each child to ensure that every child grows and progresses to the best of his/her potential. The presentation elucidated the activities that are undertaken to focus on the overall development of the child.
The curriculum at Presidium emphasizes experiential learning, reading skills, language skills, etc. Our Principal shared her vision with the new members of our Presidium family. At Presidium, efforts are made by the teachers, and opportunities are given to each and every child to excel in every field. We create leaders of tomorrow and believe in helping the students to make their dreams come true and turn their signatures to convert into autographs. Parents were given a tour of the TLM (Teaching learning materials) used in the school along with the curriculum books followed at Presidium. Various counters related to Tattoo making, Thumb printing cards, puppet shows, and music were set up for students and they thoroughly enjoyed the same.
CITATION CEREMONY 2022:WISHING THE OUTGOING BATCH SUCCESS & GLORY
Presidium School’s Citation Ceremony 2021-22 was a grand occasion graced by the distinguished presence of our Hon'ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta. The solemn and stately event was an affirmation of how each student of the outgoing batch had imbibed the philosophy of the school ‘Be what you want to be’ and morphed into a unique person with infinite potential. The ceremony began with the auspicious lighting of the lamp and the invocation of Goddess Saraswati. Delightful fusion and semi-classical performance by the junior students of Grade 2 and senior girls of Grade11 respectively added to the charm of the occasion.
An expectant hush fell upon the audience as the confident students walked up to the stage and received their citations from the Chairperson. Each lovingly worded citation
was an acknowledgment and appreciation of each student’s unique abilities and efforts throughout their schooling. The Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta, in her speech, lauded the spirits of the students and shared her delight at seeing them in the school after a gap of two years. She duly appreciated the cooperation of the parents of the senior-most batch and the
teachers who had worked tirelessly to deliver the best to the students in online classes. The speeches of the Head Boy & Head Girl along with two other students and a few parents added to the emotional quotient of the ceremony. The function concluded with the vote of thanks and shower of blessings for the outgoing batch 2021-22. The students and parents expressed their keenest appreciation of the arrangements and the flawlessly coordinated function.
PRESIDIANS ENHANCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT COMMUNITY HELPERS
Community helpers day is a wonderful way to broaden the child's horizon and help them learn about the world beyond home - their community. A community is a group of people who share services, buildings and laws. This topic is important as it brings home to children for a lot of reasons such as safety, thoughtfulness, and understanding the way the world works. It teaches them to address politely the people in our neighbourhood, mingles with them by asking his or her name, and try to show them that they should feel safe and that these people take care of us. With these objectives to be achieved, Community helpers day was organized for grade prep students. They were dressed up as Doctors, Nurse, Soldiers, Greengrocer, farmers, and Teachers. They presented their views happily and told that they were proud to be dressed as community helpers.
PRESIDIANS GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE FROM INTERNSHIP
I2cure conducted a virtual internship for the students of Presidium. Four sessions were conducted on the topic ‘The Secret of Killing Germs- Disinfectants.' The students made video advertisements, brochures, slogans, chimes, and much more. This way they understood the market better and also realized the work that goes into making a catchy advertisement. The young interns conducted research about the policies that need to be kept in mind while functioning a biotechnology company. This led them into the legal world of government policies, licenses, and agreements. All in all this internship taught the young minds the function of biotech brands from step 1 i.e thinking of a product to advertising it and to the last step i.e releasing it in the market. All the students post their internship program were extremely delighted to have got illuminated with real-world experience. They now feel an edge over other students as they have explored various aspects and gained skills such as communication, leadership, problem-solving, and teamwork which can be utilized beyond experience.
NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY: STUDENTS PAY TRIBUTE TO C.V. RAMAN
Sir C.V. Raman was an Indian Physicist and was a recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his work in the field of light. To commemorate the invention of ‘The Raman Effect’, every year National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February. On this occasion, at Presidium a special assembly was conducted by grade 3D students. Students paid tribute to Dr. C.V.Raman by enlisting his great work, inventions and sharing his famous quotes. Students confidently presented their views on the importance of ‘Science in daily life’ and ‘science and technology. The young Presidians enthusiastically shared interesting science facts and recited poems on science and technology. They also remembered the other great scientists and their inventions.