School Notes: Another milestone for Vissanji Academy

School Notes: A schools’ initiative from The Indian express

New Delhi | Published:October 21, 2013 12:10 am

The Lions Club of Mumbai,Marol organised a felicitation ceremony for the meritorious students for Grade X and XII of various schools in Andheri East on October 2 at St Dominic Savio High School. The ceremony started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the members of the Lions Club and the Chief Guest of the occasion,Fr Crispino D’Souza,Principal, St Dominic Savio High School. The event was attended by students,educators,principals and parents from 22 schools in Andheri East.

Students of Vissanji Academy walked away with most of the honours. They were awarded a plaque and certificate each by Lion Sundeep Singh Pruthi. It was a moment of great honour and pride when the Rolling Cup of Merit & Appreciation Award for 100% Results was awarded to Vissanji Academy for the second consecutive year. Speaking on the occasion,Ms Neeru Nayyer,Principal of Vissanji Academy motivated the students and educators to grow at the spiritual,emotional,cognitive and creative levels and become change agents of our country and bring about a revolution in the sector of education.

Moment of pride for IES school,Mulund

Lion’s club of Mulund which has completed 50 years has awarded IES Secondary School,Mulund (Marathi Medium) as First Runner Up Trophy for completing 25years in the field

of education.

It is a great honour for the principal,staff and students,both present and past,who have contributed for building the strong framework in shaping young minds and developing them to blossom as enlightened citizens.

On this occasion,Lions club awarded four teachers of the school,Eknath Valke,Supriya Padvekar,Nutan Shirsath and Manali Parab as Best Teachers for not only imparting knowledge and skills to students but also instilling moral values in children. These teachers have contributed to moulding the personalities and character of children.The staff of IES also heartily congratulate the teachers for their achievement.

Vijay Dashmi at Birla School,Kalyan

On 11th October,Birla School,Kalyan celebrated the festival of Vijay Dashmi. The effigy of Ravan was burnt. Students played garba and dandiya in colourful traditional dresses. Lastly,prizes were given for best costume,best dance and other.

It is been said that lord Ram prayed to goddess Durga for success before the war with Ravan. Following this tradition,we offered prayers to goddess Durga in the form of garba and dandiya raas during navratri. Then,Ravan was killed by lord Ram. Continuing this tradition,we burn the effigy of Ravan every year on Dussehra.

The festival of Vijaya Dashmi teaches the lesson that the evil will be defeated and the good wiII win. So,the truth is the ultimate winner.

Education is key to success: N S Muley

“Education is a key to success.” It gives us knowledge of the world around us,while opening doors to brilliant career opportunities. Education builds confidence to make decisions,to face life,and to accept successes and failures. The best way to achieve success in career is to map out a strategy and set goals. Education can be a source that could lead someone for a better future,said N S Muley,Assistant General Manager SBI at Rajawadi BMC high school during the Loksatta Yashasvi Bhava book distribution.

The books were distributed among students of standard 10th of Rajawadi & Jayantilal BMC schools. The chief guest was welcomed by Sagar Pawar,Principal,Jayantilal BMC school and B D Dalvi,Principal,Rajawadi BMC High School. Harishchandra Yadav,Principal,also attended the function. The programme was anchored by Anita Saraf. The students of standard 10th and teachers attended the programme.

Workshop on positive discipline

Workshop on ‘Positive Discipline’ was conducted at Prabhakar Desai International School (PDIS) for Pre primary & primary section parents on 28th September. The Special Need Counsellor of the school,Mrs Shweta Mehta explained the ways of discipline at home. Positive and negative reinforcement and scientific techniques for better discipline for children with day-to-day examples were shared and discussed. Parents were enthusiastic and participated warmly in discussion. A few parents shared their views on punishment to be given to children. Mrs Mehta explained the ill effects of pampering and/or being too strict with children leading to maladjustment issues.

Forms were given to parents for instant feedback. Parents were keen to have more such workshops in future,especially for grandparents to handle their grandchildren with positive discipline. They appreciated the efforts taken by the school and arranging such a wonderful workshop.

Value-based education

One of the indispensable aspects of studying at Ryan is the importance given to value based education. As part of this learning philosophy,we train students to grow up as conscientious citizens without a self-centered world-view. To make it happen,a number of community-based welfare projects are organised in all schools. The aim is to nurture talent that has social change close to its heart.

The health camp organised by students and teachers at Ryan International School,Malad – CBSE,was structured with a panel of six doctors from distinguished fields of medicine and the aim was to diagnose and examine the poor and the underprivileged from the neighboring areas for any medical ailment they suffer from. The school council members assisted in the camp by interacting with each person and composed the basic questionnaire of personal details. The camp was organised to sensitize the students about their surroundings and develop in them the courage and will to help people in the neighborhood. The initiative of the school to help the people in the vicinity to live a better life was acclaimed by the panel of doctors. Service to humanity was seen to prevail. We at Ryan are extremely thankful to chairman Dr A F Pinto and Grace Pinto for the vision and the community transformation endeavours to transform lives in the neighborhood.

Melange: Expression through art

Art gives flight to our imagination and helps us to tap our creativity. Artistic pursuit is a relaxing and soothing activity for the artist and each artistic endeavour is worth celebrating.

Fazlani L’Académie Globale’s middle and secondary school Art Fest called MÉLANGE was all about this celebration.

As part of the preparation for this celebration,FLAG students from Grades 6 to 12 were engaged all through term one in creating a melange of artwork which was as diverse as canvas painting,landscape painting on tiles,photography,3D caricatures,mannequin costume designing,calligraphy,pencil sketches,creative art installations (using wood and pencil shavings,bottle caps,old twigs,empty bottles) to unique 3D objects using cubism.

Students learnt techniques of various renowned painters like M F Husain and Picasso and used these to create their own paintings.

MÉLANGE was organised on Monday,14th October at the Cymroza Art Gallery,Breach Candy. The exhibition was well received by the parents and guests,which was evident in the reflections written by the visitors to this art show.

Womanhood rally at Leo International

Navratri is celebrated in our country with pomp and splendour. We worship nine goddesses that symbolise the courage and valour in women. Despite the legacy of a rich culture,women are still victimised by people in the country. It is our moral responsibility to raise our voices against such deeds and make an effort to put a stop to it. To create awareness among people and to show our contempt towards this dreadful treatment of women,Leo International School organised a rally on the first evening of this auspicious festival to pay homage to the innocent victims of heinous crimes. The rally took place on October 5 at 5 pm in the evening. All the staff,students and parents participated in this rally. Our Director,Mrs Pratima Gupte welcomed the participants with a stirring talk. After that,we proceeded in a silent march holding up banners to explain our cause. The walk ended at the local grampanchayat office. There we lit candles to offer our condolences and to pay a tribute to the courage of these victims. We expressed solidarity through a signature campaign,in which we pledged to protect and respect the women in our society. We were glad to see the active participation of the locals on this occasion. It was not a grand show but we hope to have made some contribution towards this cause.

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