WORLD KINDNESS DAY: PRESIDIANS SPREAD MESSAGE OF PEACE & HARMONY
‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted…’ World kindness day is an inspirational day that is celebrated all around the world as a day of acceptance, diversity, and love. Presidium Faridabad celebrated this blissful day by organising a special assembly to spread the virtues of kindness and compassion. Our young and benevolent Presidians took up the challenge to do five acts of kindness spreading the message of peace and happiness. Thought provoking speeches were made by the students enabling each one to recognize how showing kindness to each other can support wellbeing, enabling our planet to be a contented place for all. The purpose of the day was to highlight good deeds, focus on the positive power and accentuate the common thread of kindness that binds.
PRESIDIANS REVEL IN THE EUPHORIA OF DIWALI CELEBRATIONS
The celebration of Diwali came alive at Presidium Faridabad when the whole school wore a festive look with diyas and lanterns adorning the corridors with bright colors. The special assembly marked the beginning of the festivities. It began with a prayer invoking God’s blessings and thanking him for his assistance and guidance. A beautifully organized cultural program was conducted where students were enjoyed the tunes of festive songs emphasizing the need of togetherness in today’s era. Dance troupe of Presidium added flavor to the celebration by performing Lakshmi Vandana giving the message that the light within us must help to dispel the darkness and spread love. The assembly concluded with an inspiring speech by the respected Principal who blessed the students and appealed all to enjoy an eco-
YOUNG PRESIDIANS CREATE BEAUTIFUL DIWALI CRAFT
Art and Craft is a process of exploring, discovering, experimenting and creating. It can be an important link in developing the critical thinking and motor skills. It’s also a medium of expressing themselves and enjoy the pleasure of revealing our inner thoughts and feelings. Keeping this belief into consideration, students of grade Pre-Nursery to I tried their hands on creating beautiful Diwali Craft. Students created some astounding items like Candles, Diwali Diya Decoration and Diya Hangings. All the students thoroughly enjoyed making these craft items with the aid of their teachers and felt ecstatic after accomplishing the same.
PRESIDIANS LEARN MATHEMATICS WITH 'FLIP THE BOTTLE ACTIVITY'
‘Speak to me I will learn, teach me I will understand, guide me to do I will remember it forever.’
To facilitate and engage students in a variety of hands on learning experiences Presidium Faridabad regularly organising interesting and innovative activities. Keeping this in mind, ‘Flip the Bottle Cups’ activity was recently organised to provide a new learning experience to the students. It was a fantastic opportunity for children to engage in math activities, which they may not normally get a chance to experience in a normal lesson. The students represented bottle caps to solve different operations facts given to them. Thus, the concept of grouping numbers was reinforced. The activity embodied the spirit of exploration and teaches students to observe, reflect on ideas logically, think independently, innovatively and analyze intricately.
QUIZ COMPETITION: PRESIDIANS ENRICH THEIR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Presidium Faridabad recently organized an Inter-class/club Quiz Competition for the students of grade 9 and 10. The participants had to go through mazes of intuited and mind boggling rounds consisting of questions related to General Knowledge with special emphasis on Current Affairs, Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Reasoning Ability, Music, Astronomy and English. There were 5 rounds in all which included ‘Option’, ‘True/False’, ‘Bonus’, ‘Buzzer’ and Visual. It was very informative and knowledge enriching competition for the participants along with the audience. The audience also got chance to participate every time when the participants answered incorrectly. The head of the school thanked the jury members and coordinators. She congratulated the winning participants and encouraged all the students to participate in such knowledge enriching competitions.
PRESIDIANS DISPLAY IMPRESSIVE ORATORY SKILL AT DEBATE COMPETITION
Debating requires a skill set that translates directly into academic, social and professional application. It develops creative thinking, problem-solving, active listening, critical analysis and prioritization. Keeping this in mind, Presidium Faridabad organized an Inter Class Debate Competition for the students of grades 6 to 8. The students were judged on the basis of their organization and clarity of ideas, use of arguments, cross examination, presentation style and factual details. From grade 6, Rayirth Kundu bagged the first position whereas Kavya Aggarwal secured the second position and Gunjan Gupta secured the third position. From grade 7, Akshay Bhatia bagged the first position, Asit Diwedi secured the second position and Nikita Dewani bagged the third position. From grade 8, Aarambh Maan secured the first position, Raunak Gupta bagged the second position and Joy Aditya achieved the third position. Navya Sharma and Sanskriti Singh (grade 6), Chinoi Dutta Chowdhury, Kartikay Verma and Nilesh P. Singh (grade 7) and Shitij Bhardwaj and Lakshay Hooda (grade 8) achieved the consolation certificates
'CHAIRPERSON HONORS' CEREMONY: CELEBRATING SUCCESS & ACHIEVEMENTS
‘Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence’
Positive student recognition is a great incentive and motivator of continued student progress of good behavior. It allows them to continue to work even harder and do their best. It accelerates their morale and enthusiasm. With this thought, Presidium Faridabad recently organized the ‘Chairperson Honors’ ceremony. The ceremony was graced by our honorable Chairperson, Mrs.Sudha Gupta who felicitated the students with trophies and certificates of recognition for their enthralling performance in the field of Sports and Olympiad. They were applauded for their dedication and were fortified to continue to perform with the same vigor, exuberance and diligence. Students also performed a scintillating dance performance. Parents were also filled with pride after seeing their children being recognized for their endeavors. It was a momentous day for the Presidium family.
DUSSEHRA: CELEBRATING THE VICTORY OF LORD RAMA AND THE MANKIND
India is known as the land of festivals and celebrations. Keeping the festive spirit alive, Presidium Faridabad celebrated a special assembly to celebrate Dussehra with gusto and zeal. The festival signifies the victory of goodness over evil and light over darkness. Dressed in traditional attire, students performed a narrative drama and devotional song to portray the celebration of this festival. The students dramatized the story of Lord Rama and Sita and the defeat of Ravana. Students also depicted the celebration of “Durga Puja” in West Bengal. The assembly culminated with a melodious bhajan. The school Principal Ms Veena Gaur appreciated the effort of the students and emphasized that this day is considered not only the victory of Ram but also the victory of mankind. Summing up, the event was a learning experience for all about our rich Indian culture and values.
PRESIDIANS CREATE BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK ON THE THEME OF DUSSEHRA
Dussehra is one of the most important Hindu festival celebrated every year all over the country. The festival indicates the victory of good over the evil power. Keeping this view into consideration, the young students of grade Pre Nursery to 1 Presidium Faridabad created beautiful crafts on the theme Dussehra. The students of Pre-Nursery made a beautiful Ravana Mask, those of Nursery and Prep accomplished coloring in the image of Ravana. The zealous Presidians of grade 1 were indulged in creating an amazing Finger puppet of Ravana with the help of their teacher. All the students had a wonderful time constructing and showcasing their artistic talent.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF GIRL CHILD: HAIL GIRL POWER!
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl Child. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls’ face, while promoting women empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. To celebrate girl power in their own unique way, the Presidians conducted a special assembly. The young students expressed their take on empowerment with spectacular speeches. A dance performance was also performed by the talented artists to showcase that women are rising in every sphere of life and they are truly unstoppable. It was a magnificent sight to behold wherein the students confidently vouched for gender equality and pledged for a change.