The festival that signifies the triumph of good over evil, Dussehra, is one of the most noteworthy Indian festivals. Dussehra was celebrated in a distinctive manner in our school with toys and dolls popularly known as Gombe Habba with active participation from both the teachers and students.
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We ushered in the festival of Lord Ganesha with a puja performed in a marvelously decorated pandal. At a special assembly, the children were enlightened on the story of Ganesha and the significance of the festival. Our primary children participated in an eco-friendly Ganesha idol making competition, and joyously took their model home.
As part of a science activity and in an effort to help the children view space and explore the Universe, ” Mystery Domes-A mini planetarium” was arranged in school for the students of Playgroup III and Standard I on September 10, 2018 where the children had a state of the art 3D experience of the stars and planets in an inflatable dome. “
We celebrated our cultural day with unprecedented fanfare on September 7, 2018, at the Global College of Technology auditorium. Performed by our students from standard 6 to 9, the theme was “ Retro-” which walked the viewers from the current times to the past.
The programme began with a fusion classical dance invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Our Principal, Mrs. Shobhana Prabhakaran while welcoming our parents and guests, stated the involvement of each and every individual in this programme was like a festival leading to a collaborative learning experience that makes education more participative, meaningful, and inclusive.She implored parents to spend quality time with the children and build a good relationship with them.
The main highlight of the programme was the live performance by our children who sang all the songs mesmerizing the audience. The programme was a bouquet of beautiful group dances inspired by our diverse culture, movies, and languages.
The trustee secretary Ms. Aisshwarya DKS who presided over the function appreciated and congratulated the efforts of the students and teachers.
The Annual Sports day event of Standard II was held on 18th August with fervor and excitement. Mr. Venkatappa, the Additional Trustee-Secretary spoke about the importance of sports for the all round development of children and wished them all the best for the events. Our Principal, Mrs. Shobhana Prabhakaran spoke about the inclusion of sports in the CBSE curriculum and to catch the children at their young age so as to channelize their potential and energy in the right direction. She also encouraged and motivated the parents to be supportive of their children despite the outcome. The children displayed wonderful aerobic movements while grooving to the patriotic musical ”India wale”. This was followed by the display of tri-coloured hoopla rings to the song “Vande Mataram“ .The yoga and karate displays were performed with ease at amazing energy levels that was highly appreciated. The athletic champions competed at great speed and stamina that caught the eye of the parents. Trustee secretary of NEF Ms. Aisshwarya D K S spoke about the importance of sports in early life and appreciated the various departments of people who worked for the event. The winners were honoured with gold ,silver and bronze medals .
Our School, National Hill View Public School-Unit II organised an In-Service Training Programme for teachers on 24 May, 2018. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Vasanthi Thiagarajan and Mrs. Manila Carvalho.
Life skill aspects were discussed with the help of activities, which was a fun- filled way to comprehend each of these.
At the outset, the teachers were handed a need analysis questionnaire. The workshop began with a talk by Dr. . Vasanthi Thiagarajan. The workshop focused on the need to enhance life skills in students through various activities and moral stories.
Life Skills are behaviours used appropriately and responsibly in the management of personal affairs. Here, teachers were spoken to, about different types of life skills like empathy, problem- solving, critical-thinking, creative thinking, inter-personal relationships, intra- personal relationships, managing stress and emotions, decision-making and self- awareness. The teachers were asked to draw a web diagram so that they could easily identify which web it was that drew their parents, relatives or their friends. The objective of drawing this web of relationship was to test their inter-personal relationships.
The workshop was an eye opener as the enlightened teachers looked forward with new hope at the dawn of the new academic year.
The 72nd Independence Day celebrations began with a prayer followed by flag hoisting by Additional Trustee-Secretary Mr. Venkatappa who spoke about the fundamental rights of liberty, equality and fraternity given by our constitution. He added that our great leaders had struggled selflessly to give us the freedom which has made it possible for India to stand today as one of the superpowers in the world. Our Principal Mrs. Shobhana Prabhakaran spoke about the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives and dreamt to see a better India. She emphasized that it is only through education that we can work towards a better society which is clean in all respects .The students of class IV displayed a small skit depicting a free India irrespective of caste and religion. Role play was presented by students of class 6,7,8 and 9 who dressed themselves as our national leaders liberating India from the British rule.
The Swachh Bharat Painting Contest by The National Education and Human Resource Development Organization, Mumbai was conducted on August 4, 2018 in our school premises. Students from playgroup III to class 9 participated in this event enthusiastically.