TALENT HUNT: BRINGING THE BEST OUT OF OUR YOUNG PRESIDIANS
PRESIDIANS SALUTE THE FATHER OF NATION ON GANDHI JAYANTI
“Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind. It takes more courage to take a blow than to give one.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of a legend who rose to the level of Mahatma for his altruism and selflessness, the national festival of Gandhi Jayanti was gloriously celebrated at Presidium Faridabad. The assembly commenced with a prayer by the school choir, which kindled a feeling of devotion and patriotism in all. The students shared the inspirational anecdotes from Gandhiji’s life encouraging them to think about the simple living of Gandhiji. Principal Ms. Veena Gaur delivered a motivational speech encouraging students to adopt Gandhiji’s way of life and principles in their own.
PRESIDIANS WIN ‘BELTS’ AND HEARTS AT TAEKWONDO ACTIVITY
“The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.” - Brain Tracy
With an intent to create future sports stars, Presidium Faridabad organised our 1st belt test under the aegis of Haryana Taekwondo Association. Ranks in Taekwondo, vary from the style and are not standardized. Students and practitioners wear belts ranging in colors from white (lowest) to black (highest). The various colors represent a student’s competence in the sport and perhaps even more significantly the progressions through the ranks reflect the inner journey taken by the students earning the sash. A total of 33 students took part in the activity. 4 students were awarded the Green Belts and 29 students were awarded the Yellow Belts. We congratulate all the students for the achievement they accomplished as a result of their hard work and dedication.
SPELLATHON: PRESIDIANS ENHANCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF WORDS
Knowing how to spell is important for writing, reading and is the most useful skill which builds the basic foundation of the education journey of a student. To enrich the vocabulary, pronunciation and understanding of words, an Intra-Class Spellathon Competition was recently conducted at Presidium
Faridabad for the students of grades 6 to 8. Featuring multiple rounds like Warm up, Jumbled words, Similar words, Guess the right words and the Audience round, it was a fun-filled contest. The contestants were asked to spell words from topics like Environmental Sciences, Literature, Medical Sciences and day-to-day life. The audience was also abuzz with excitement, cheering for their respective classes. The participants took part in the competition enthusiastically. They got an exposure to a world of new words and won accolades for their brilliant performances. The competition also aimed at sharpening the students’ language skills.
PRESIDIANS MAKE LOVELY CARDS FOR THEIR TEACHERS ON TEACHER’S DAY
‘Teaching is the greatest of all the arts as the medium is human mind and spirit.’
Teachers' Day is celebrated to express our gratitude and appreciate the hard work of our worthy teachers. Teachers play a great role in every student’s lives and help them complete their ambition through guidance and support and also prepare them to become great citizens of tomorrow. Taking this view into consideration, the little Presidians of Faridabad from grade Pre- Nursery to Prep made wonderful craft items for their teachers like cards and bookmarks. In this way they flaunted their craftsmanship and felt elated in achieving the same. With these cards, they expressed their gratitude for the teachers for always supporting them.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL OF JANMASHTAMI WITH JOY
‘I am the beginning, middle and the end of creation.’-Lord Krishna
Janmashtami was celebrated with gaiety at Presidium, Faridabad with special assembly. The assembly began with a speech delivered by students depicting the life of Lord Krishna. The young Presidians dressed in the attire of Krishna and Gopis, danced to the tunes of various Krishna Bhakti songs to spread the message of ancient Puranas and our traditions. This event brought awareness among the children about traditional customs. The students of grade 2 danced to the tunes ‘Kanha Soja Zara’ and left the audience spellbound by their magnificent performance. The tiny tots of grade Prep also recited a poem depicting the life of young lord Krishna. Music brings one closer to God and how could we forget the glorious flute of Lord Krishna which is said to be the carnival of joy, the school orchestra with their presentation, mesmerized everyone and made us remember the melodious music once played by the almighty himself.
STUDENTS ATTEND AN INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP ON ADOLESCENT CHALLENGES
Adolescence is marked by immense turmoil in emotional and behavioural spheres. To develop psychosocial competence and the resilience among the adolescents so that they can keep up with the challenges of the society, Presidium Faridabad recently conducted a workshop for the students of grades 8 to 12. The main aim of the workshop for girls was to enable them to understand various bodily changes, menstrual hygiene, importance of nutrition and above all safety precautions at public places and even while using internet. The workshop for young boys highlighted the problems linked with adolescence and the need for life skills for dealing with social influences. The focus was on problems among students like bullying in schools, peer pressure and influence of media. This interactive and informative experience would indeed sensitize the students towards developing their social, emotional and interpersonal skills.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE AUSPICIOUS OCCASION OF RAKSHA BANDHAN
‘A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost and a brother shares grown up dreams forever!’ Raksha Bandhan is a special occasion to celebrate the virtuous bond of love between a brother and a sister. Raksha Bandhan was celebrated at Presidium Faridabad with fervour and gaiety. On this auspicious occasion students expressed their love for their siblings by organizing a special assembly. The students were familiarized with the customs and rituals with songs on Raksha Bandhan playing in the background. It was a moment of great joy and utmost bliss to see everyone gathered in the belief of the tradition. The celebration ended with a heartfelt note of realization and expression of the voluminous love, compassion and togetherness that the golden thread of Rakhi pulsates with.
PRESIDIANS CREATE COLORFUL RAKHIS FOR RAKSHA BANDHAN CELEBRATIONS
The sacred thread of rakhi is the epitome of love between a brother and sister. The exchange of rakhis between the siblings is one of the sweetest rituals of the festival Raksha Bandhan. To celebrate this bond of love, our young Presidians indulged in a fun-filled rakhi making activity. Their creativity was truly evident in how the rakhis were beautifully embellished. The Presidians put in their heart and soul to make the rakhis which they will tie on their siblings’ wrists as a gesture of love and a promise to always stand by them through happiness and sorrows.
ENHANCING PRESIDIANS' IMAGINATION POWER THROUGH STORYTELLING
We all know that children have an innate love for stories. Stories create magic and a sense of wonder, teaching us about life and society. It is a unique way for the kids to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for different cultures, races and religions. It not only improves their listening skills but also encourages creative and imagination power along with sharpening of memory, broadening their horizons. Keeping this in mind, Presidium Faridabad organized a Storytelling activity for the students of grade Pre Nursery to Prep wherein the teachers enacted a wonderful story called ‘The Lion and The Rabbit’ in a very interesting and entertaining manner. The children seemed immensely captivated and apprehended the story with excitement and vigour. The students understood the moral of the story, i.e., ‘we should always use our own mind before accomplishing any tasks instead of being misguided by others’. It was a memorable day for the students.