EARTH DAY: YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALISTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Earth Day is all about appreciating the uniqueness of our planet Earth with its incredible biodiversity. It is celebrated all over the world as a reminder that we have forgotten the beautiful gift that we have been given in the form of the planet. With this beautiful thought Grade, 12D and Grade 5A students presented an assembly and conveyed the message - Keep the Mother Earth Clean and Green. To make the gathering more lively students danced to “Earth Song” and a theatrical play was depicted to renounce the topic. All students were fully clad up in the color green and shared the significance of “GO GREEN.” They also made remarkable posters to explain the necessity to save our globe. On this day they took a pledge to preserve and protect what Mother Earth has given us. To symbolize this promise the young Presidians distributed the badges to teachers. We, at Presidium, have taken this golden opportunity on this Earth Day to build thoughtful and committed citizens of India!!
WELCOMING PRESIDIANS WITH A GAMUT OF ENGAGING ACTIVITIES
Welcoming students has always been an essential part of Presidium and has been a foundation for the positive relationship between students and teachers. To make this journey exciting, the Pre-primary teachers organized various games and activities for the students who entered the school campus. They did different floor activities, played with the hoopla and balls, and took pictures in attractive frames. The students were excited to play and take part in all the games. For some it was their first day, for some it was a long break, but all of them were happy to be in school for their new journey. Each child was welcomed affectionately and was accompanied to the class with a lot of love and care. The students were engaged in various activities throughout the day where they collaborated and set classroom agreements, went on a school tour, bonded with the teachers, and made new friends. Students went back home believing “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
PRESIDIANS LEARN IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING OUR ANCIENT HERITAGE
Annually celebrated on the 18th of April, World Heritage Day tells the importance of ancient historical buildings and their preservations. To celebrate this day, grade III students of Presidium School participated in the activity wherein they spoke about various monuments of India and presented their own models of monuments. They discussed and manifested how we can preserve these cultural monuments. The aim was to promote awareness about the diversity of the cultural heritage of humanity and the efforts required to protect it. They participated enthusiastically and displayed their creativity. We believe in imbibing values that help students grow and develop into better human beings through informative, educative, and creative activities.
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.