“Building a better world through sport.”
Much more than just performance, sport is synonymous with education and responsibility. It is indeed an ideal way of developing peace co – operation and a sense of responsibility amongst children.
To promote the idea the International Sports Day for Development and Peace was celebrated on 6th April, 2018 by the Pre Primary section. Sr Principal Ms M. Batra & Principal Ms S. Banerjee, wished them luck and motivated children to participate in the games and showcase their skills.
Huddled together and eager to perform the little ones took part in the various games enthusiastically such as the balancing segment, hockey, running, hopping, zig – zag, in out, the monkey walk, etc.
Amidst loud cheering and bursting with energy the children learnt to play in complete harmony and followed instructions as per the rules. Thesafety measures were looked into by the teachers in a meticulous manner.
What a beauty of play! Let’s keep it going everyday of the year! So much joy and happiness!
Strains of harmony filled the auditorium of C.M.S Gomti Nagar Campus-II as the mellifluous mothers sang a glorious song “Hari Mere Ghar Ko” and made the opening act of the Divine Seminar and Report Card Distribution, 2018 a grand success. The function was graced by the presence of the eminent guests, honorable Mrs Farida Vahedi, Head of Youth Empowerment and Capacity Building at CMS; Mr Atef and his band from France; and respected Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Founder-Manager CMS.
Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II, Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee read out the school report and highlighted the Campus achievements during the past year. Within seven years, the branch has seen meteoric rice in success, and is running two parallel boards namely; ISC and Cambridge IGCSE. With heart swelled with pride she announced the outstanding ICSE and ISC results of the branch with special mention of Master Aprit Goyal who scored 97.4%, the highest in the campus.
The exceptional results in International Benchmark Test (IBT) of Atharv Narayan, 100 percentile in Science and Anahita Singh, 100 percentile in English added glorious feathers in the cap of CMS GNII. The management rewarded their success with a cash prize of rupees 50,000 each. Varuni Hazra was acknowledged for being an all round student along with being awarded a medal and a certificate at international level. She is a finalist in the 20th Annual Peace Pal International Art Exhibition and Awards.
The heart of the event was unquestionably its Music pieces. The French Band headed by the singer-composer Atef. He stole the hearts of his captivated audience with his heart-warming numbers and added magic and positivity in the air with his music, which transcended boundaries and entered straight into the heart.Students presented an array of exciting cultural items on this occaion.
“The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.”
As we successful conclude the previous academic session and usher into the new session, it seemed only apt to prepare for the challenging days ahead. To cease the opportunity of the session break, CMS GNII had organized a Yoga workshop in the auditorium for all teachers to rejuvenate, reinvent and re-energize.
Shekhar Kshatriya, a yoga guru for the past 18 years, in association with Shree Aurobindo Society and Auroville, Pondicherry, spared his valuable time for our teachers early in the morning. He propagated the idea of ‘Conscious Living’ with the help of meditation and yoga. This workshop was just the tip of the iceberg in educating teachers to tackle stress and anxiety through easy 10 minutes calming exercises.
Towards the end of the workshop it was required to sit still in a state of nothingness for 8minutes. This pushed the teachers to overcome their body limitations and exhibit their will power. It was indeed a very fruitful session for the teachers. The respected principal of CMS GNII, Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee thanked sir for his invaluable lessons and urged her teachers to invest 10 minutes of their day in order to have a healthy and stress free lifestyle for life.
Celebrating International Women's Day (March 8) CMS, Gomti Nagar Campus II organized a cycle rally-‘Women on Wheels’ where confident girls and their lovable mothers cycled on a 6km path for a healthy and strong India, in the early hours of 9th March, 2018.
Eminent women from different walks of life graced the occasion. CMS Founder-Manager Dr Jagdish Gandhi and CMS Director of Strategy, Mr Roshan Gandhi were also present.
The day was filled with enthusiasm, laughter and music. Poster Making competition was also organized. Girls from grade 1 to grade 11 happily turned up with their sparkling cycles. Mothers, teachers and even the menial staff took part in the rally. CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II succeeded in spreading the message,” Empower Women to Empower the Future.”
Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee, Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II, advised all the girls to dream big as dreams do come true. She gave away prizes for the best Cycle Decoration and Poster. The day with gratitude towards the Lord for making women just the way they are- little girls with dreams who become women with vision.
CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II held a special workshop on student self defence. Below are the details of the workshop and picture for the same.
An initiative of UP police and 1090 programme, the Akancha against harassment is a social impact campaign which is a voluntary organization spreading awareness on self defense and self protection where they focused on good touch and bad touch. Also, social media issues like cyber stalking, threatening communication and unwanted advances were discussed.
They stressed on the evils of the social networking sites which have been linked to a surprising number of undesirable mental health consequences for example an extreme state of depression, low self-esteem, and bitter jealousy.
They also informed the students about pornography, morphing, suspicious emails, and cyber grooming where the students were enlightened on these burning issues
They were further informed about pertinent facts based on the sensitivity of voyeuristic fantasies, impersonation, personal details and location tagging.
The principals of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II were highly appreciative for such an informative and empowering experience. They thanked the organizers, U.P Police and people associated with Akancha programme, for making students aware as to how they can be responsible as far as their personal safety is concerned.
The girls of class 8 – B put up a special assembly to mark th occasion. A TALK SHOW was organized for the same.
National girl child day is celebrated every year on 24th of January as a national observance day for the girl child. This celebration was started on offer more supports and new opportunities to the girls in the country.
The NANHI KALI started by NESTLE INDIA to educate girl child was also discussed.
The thought – Let every girl educate to kill the demon of gender discrimination areas also discussed.
Basant Panchami heralds the advent of Spring. 22nd January, 2018 was celebrated as the “YELLOW DAY” by all the Pre Primary tiny tots and the teachers.
The children along with the teachers offered prayers to the “Goddess Saraswati” who is credited with bestowing the greatest wealth to humanity, the wealth of learning. The teachers enlightened the children about the religious, seasonal and social significance of the festival.
The yellow colour dominated the day. The children and the teachers were all dressed in yellow clothes, classes were decorated with yellow flowers and decorations and even the class activities were based on yellow colour things like collage, colouring, flower pasting, finger printing.Herbal dye making was so much fun for kids, mixing colours watching them blend into swirls and boiling it on induction with the help of the teacher using turmeric, beetroot, etc. Later they used the dyes prepared on their handkerchiefsusing the tie and dye technique, engaging their creative side.Little ones also flew kites along with their teachers.
The day marked a season of inspiration and passion.
Kids of Pre Primary treated themselves to popcorn by popping up their favoritepopcorn with their teachers and friends and celebrating National Popcorn Day on 19th January, 2018.
Teachers apprised kids – why popcorn pops,as it is a type of corn that expands, puffs up when heat is applied and it was one of the primary experiments during the microwave’s development. Little ones explored their cooking skills by making popcorns with their teachers and friends on induction cook top.New words were introduced in this context and the children found them interesting for eg. induction, heat, steam, popping, etc. They sang songs like, ‘Pop, pop, pop, put a corn in a pot….’ and ‘I m a little popcorn….’with their friends.
Little ones popped up bunch of popcorn – some to eat and some to do various popcorn crafts.They enjoyed making and eating cheesy to buttery, healthy to tasty popcorn. Little ones went home leaving behind the delicious smell of popcorn wafting through the hallway.
Santa spreads cheer among children
as school close for winter vacation.
Christmas is a time to give and forgive, celebrated everywhere as a joyous family affair, we too at Pre Primary celebrated Christmas as a HAPPY TIME for our children on 23rd December, 2017 under the able guidance of Sr. Principal Ms. M. Batra and Principal Ms. S. Banerjee.
Various Christmas activities were conducted in the classes. Children decorated Christmas trees with balloons, cherries, stars, bells etc. The little ones of Montessori and the teachers came dressed in red and many attired as Santa Claus. A manger scene with Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus was made depicting the birth of Jesus Christ along with angles singing the holy hymns. Childrensang ‘Jingle Bells’ in a very festive mood and danced on numbers like ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’ in their respective classes.
Children’s delight was uncontained and they went home with the understanding that the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love are the gifts God handed us with the birth of Jesus Christ and in turn we must do similar for those less beholders than ourselves.
CMS, Gomti Nagar Campus II celebrated the “Annual Mothers’ Day and Grandparents Day” with pomp and show. The vivacious students of CMS honored their mothers, and presented several educational-cultural items for their parents and grandparents.
The function kick started with the melodious medley of songs sung by the enthusiastic Mothers - A symphony of music, love and harmony. Holding a globe in their hands and striding ahead with a purpose, a magnificent ‘Student Procession’ was taken out led by the Senior Principal Miss Manjit Batra and Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee. This was followed by a World Parliament by Class II on “The value of education in the 21st century.” Tiny tots of the pre-primary section taught the art of blissful and balance living through their Yoga Asanas.
The show stopper of the event was the Ballet- a delicate dance that embodies grace, poise and passion; presented by the gracious dancers of grade 1 and 2 of the primary section. Also, a little angel, Noora, of grade 1 sang a heartwarming song dedicated to all the Mothers. Swept by her performance, respected founder manager of CMS, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, presented her with a cash award.
The national anthem marked the end of the fun filled morning celebrations. CMS uniquely brings together management, teachers, students and parents to actively participate in its events and that’s the secret of yet another successful completion of a grand function.
The little ones of Pre-Primary celebrated Guru Nanak Jayanti by going on a visit to the Gurudwara on 2nd November 2017, under the able guidance of Sr. Principal ,MsM.Batra and Principal, MsS.Banerjee.It was a pleasant spiritual experience for them. They took off their shoes, covered their heads and washed their hands. Few at a time went to the ‘DarbarSaheb’ and were shown how to do ‘MathaTekh’, by bowing down on their knees and touching their foreheads to the floor. In DarbarSaheb they were told that this place is called the ‘GURUDWARA’ and that they were sitting in the ‘DarbarSaheb’.
They payed their respect to the holy book ‘Guru GranthSaheb’.Teachers assisted the children while performing ‘Gullak Seva’ and also apprised them that the money is used to help the poor and needy.Little ones were involoved in a small prayer, ‘Mool Mantra’ recitation and ‘Ardas’ conducted by the ‘Head Granthi’ of GurudwaraSaheb, in which all the children diligently participated with enthusiasm. The teacher made them repeat the key words so that they would remember the words correctly.
Teachers also apprised the little ones about the ‘Langar’ which is a humble plea to all that we should serve and eat together irrespective of our status. Little ones were delighted to receive the ‘Kada’. Thus, they went home with ‘GURUDWARA’ as their model that anchors the community; revives our physical, mental and spiritual bodies and caters to the needy – with eco-friendly nutritious and simple meals.
Pre Primary celebrated Dussehra on 27th October, 2017 with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm under the able guidance of Sr. Principal, Ms. M. Batra and Principal, Ms. S. Banerjee. This year Pre Primary kept the celebration ECO – FRIENDLY by taking care of small things, contributing good part for nature and ending the true evil which exists among us. The much-awaited event, the burning of the effigy of Ravana with his ten heads, made from WASTE MATERIAL by the teachers and support staff in an ECO – FRIENDLY way was the main attraction for the children. Instead of using crackers and burning the effigy, energy saving electrical lights were used by the Principal, Ms. S. Banerjee to give the effect along with the message that Dussehra is the perfect time to enjoy with all but keeping the environment in mind is also our responsibility.The day came to an end with the Principal showering her blessings on the children.
“Let us pledge to do more, wherever we are in whatever way we can, to make every day a day of peace.”
The little ones of Pre Primary celebrated INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY on 22 nd September, 2017 in a fun, creative and meaningful way under the able guidance of Sr. Principal Ms. M. Batra and Principal Ms. S. Banerjee. The teachers had planned various fun and innovative activities to celebrate the day like recitation of peace poems, hand printing of Peace Dove etc.
Special Assembly was also conducted in which our tiny tots of Montessori A and B sang the “Peace Song…”. The little ones were made to sit in silent meditation and also took a PEACE PLEDGE to do good deeds to all and to spread the message of peace all around. The teachers taught the little ones the value of tolerance and mutual respect through a skit - “Let Peace begin with me.” Thus, the little ones were helped by their teachers to take a step towards building a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity. They went home with the message - “TO STRENGTHEN THE IDEALS OF PEACE WITHIN AND AMONG ALL”.
The Pre- Primary wing celebrated ‘Grandparents Day’ on 9th September, 2017, which was attended by more than 150 Grandparents. It was the celebration of the value of two generations and the special relationship between them. The day started with the welcoming of the grandparents by putting ‘Tilak’ on their foreheads and pinning of ‘FRIENDS FOREVER BADGES’. This was followed by a musical treat by our Kindergarten choir. Songs like – ‘Grandpa, Grandma we love you…….; Dadi amma papa ki mummy……etc’ were sung. Grandparents visited the classrooms where the little ones sought their blessings and acknowledged their values. They presented handmade cards to the Grandparents, expressing their love, care and a way to initiate the children understand GRANDPARENT’S LOVE. Next was a playful treat- PASS THE PARCEL where each Grandparent participated with great enthusiasm. This was followed by a scrumptious spread prepared by the teachers which was enjoyed by all the Grandparents. Grandparents expressed their gratitude towards the school with mixed emotions of love, affection and tears in their eyes. The day came to an end with the expectation of a positive change in the outlook of present generation.
The Pre Primary wing organized a ‘Computer Literacy Workshop’ specially for the mothers on Saturday the 26th of August, 2017 under the able guidance of Sr. Principal, Ms. M. Batra and Principal, Ms. S. Banerjee.
145 mothers participated in this Workshop and learnt about the importance of digital literacy for mothers and then the various ways, how they could teach their children and the software techniques used for the same in school – parts of a computer, development of mouse control and operation with the help of paint and tux paint software.
“There’s nothing like unrequited love to take all the taste out of a peanut butter SANDWICH.”
To relish the taste of peanut butter and to assist children improve their English language skills Peanut Butter Lover’s Day was celebrated on 1st March, 2017 in the Kindergarten wing of the Pre Primary. It was organized to emphasize on eating healthy food and at the same time encouraging children to speak in proper sentences themselves thus improving their spoken English. The teachers and the children wore the chef caps and aprons and started with their healthy yet flavoured food recipes by spooning out some ‘Crunchy’ for a snack or ‘Spready’ over a slice of bread to make apples and mixed vegetables sandwiches, coconut peanut butter energy rolls etc. with delicious ideas using English language as the medium of all interactions. At the same time the children were told how this peanut is found in 90% of the homes around the world having no artificial sweetness or preservatives. It contains more than 30 essential nutrients, flourishes underground and is also sometimes called groundnut. It is raw or roasted peanuts that have been ground to form a smooth paste. Their oils are released, resulting in luscious butter and spread we all love. The teachers and the kids got involved in the process and came up with their culinary experience and had a gala time. The kids were excited and happy while doing the activity and shared their natural love for spreadable, nutty goodness – Happy Peanut Butter Lover’s Day.
CELEBRATING FAMILY SOLIDARITY DAY Pre-Primary, CMS, Gomti Nagar-2 Bringing School and Home Together
Young children are concrete thinkers. It’s hard for them to understand a concept that can’t be represented. Keeping this in mind and to provide a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for people we love Pre Primary celebrated ‘Family Solidarity Day’ on 14th February, 2017 under the able guidance of Sr. Principal, Ms. M. Batra and Principal Ms. S. Banerjee where the three generations viz. grandparents, parents and children’s strong bond of love was showcased, through a collective activity - ‘OUR EXTENDED FAMILY SOLIDARITY TREE’. Grandparents, parents, principals and teachers wrote beautiful messages for their families, school and children on leaf cutouts along with photographs and created the family tree. Children learnt to express love in ways that transcend materialism and were happy to learn about the world they live in as well as the extended family they belong to. Visiting grandparents became the ‘GRANDFRIENDS’ of all those children whose grandparents could not come. It made all remember that as parents we transmit values to our children through our behaviour. Grandparents, parents and teachers set up an example of family solidarity as the role models of our tiny tots. It was a great day. For the little ones and their gratitude can be expressed in the following words – ‘If we are jewels you are the deep sea from which we originate.’