To mark the celebration of Festival of Lights various activities were held in school like Inter House Slogan Writing Competition, Placard Making Competition and making of paper bags. All the material prepared by the students was used in the Anti-Cracker and Pollution Free Diwali Drive on 14-10-17. Mr. Raju Dixit, the Corporator of Municipal Corporation of Rajendranagar, Ms. S. Kaur, the CMS Consultant, Mrs. Jyotsna Atul, the Headmistress of CMS, Rajendranagar III, Mr. Suresh Kashyap, Web and Graphic Designer at Head Office, neighbours and some parents joined us in the social cause of creating awareness among the people of the locality on how to celebrate the Festival of Lights as Happy and Healthy Diwali. Later, the Principal, Mrs. Jayashree Krishnan, all the students and the staff members pledged to try their best to ensure that they will protect the precious nature by ensuring pollution free Diwali. Also the students went to different vendors who were selling earthen lamps and candles and gave them paper bags and requested them to use paper bags and avoid using plastic bags. In the end, the students also promised that they will celebrate a cracker free Diwali making it a Happy and Pollution Free Diwali.
The school echoed with festive fervor as Diwali was celebrated with enthusiasm in all the sections. A special morning assembly was prepared by the students of Classes VIII A1 where they shared the significance of the festival. The Dos and Don'ts for the festival were also shared. Lastly the students pledged for not burning crackers and celebrating it as a Pollution Free Diwali. The students from the Pre-Primary to classes II had decorated thalis and earthen lamps which they lit in the assembly and illuminating the corridors.
The students and teachers of the Primary section visited Leelawati Orphanage and celebrated the festival of Lights with the children and made an effort to spread happiness. The children had made their contribution by giving them rice, floor, biscuits, fruits, etc to observe National Food Day as well. They children lit up decorated earthen lamps with the children in orphanage and also gave them handmade Diwali cards.
The students of Junior Section had participated in the Anti-Cracker and Pollution Free Diwali Drive on 16-10-17.
A special and informative morning assembly was prepared by the students of Class VII A2. The students shared the Thought for the Day and Virtue-Peace. The students shared the significance of the day that UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.24th October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. Lastly, a video was also shown to the children on the basis of which a short quiz was also conducted.
The session was a part of the campaign on Safe and Nutritious Food at School (SNF@School). It was much infotaining and was a visual treat as the children enjoyed and gained awareness about safe and nutritious food through the enactment done by the mascots Master Sehat, Miss Sehat, Diya and Rahul. In the end of the session the mascots interacted with the students, asked them the questions and gave gifts to the students who gave correct answers. Lastly a group photo was held with the mascots.
The Progress Report Distribution was witnessed by the students, parents and grandparents. A special assembly was put by the students from class III, IV and V. The assembly commenced with the prayers followed by thought for the day and virtue. A meaningful presentation along with a motivational video was shown by the Counselor, Ms. Triguna Singh on Happy parenting. A grandparents talk was also held where few grandparents addressed the students and told them the importance of education and also gave some useful tips on how to study. Later the grandparents were invited on the stage to honour the children and their mothers for their child's performance in Half Yearly Examination.
The programme commenced with the school prayer seeking the blessings of the almighty God. A meaningful assembly was prepared by the students of Classes VI, VII and VIII where they shared virtues like Hard work, Determination and Tenacity. A motivational Thought for the Day by Colin Powell was shared and explained by the students. A meaningful Power Point Presentation was shown by the School Counselor, Ms. Triguna Singh on Happy Parenting. A Grandparents Talk was held where the grandparents gave the tips to the children on how to study and get good marks. Later the grandparents were invited on the stage to honour the children and their mothers for their child's performance in Half Yearly Examination.
In the end, the Principal, Mrs. Jayashree Krishnan addressed everyone and congratulated the students for their performance and also guided the children for better performance in future. This Report Card Distribution was an opportunity to praise the children for their strength, encourage them to keep their fine efforts and to improve their areas of weakness.
A special assembly was prepared by the teachers where the teachers and the Principal with the help of the cutouts of fruits presented a role play and explained the children the importance and the nutritious value of each fruit. A Fruit Recognition activity was held. English rhyme “Red are the apples” and Hindi rhyme “Aha tamatar bada majedar” were also recited in the assembly. The children prepared fruit chat in the classes and enjoyed it during the recess.
We have also initiated with a Fruit Break of 10 minutes in all the classes from Montessori to Class VIII keeping in mind the health benefits we gain from fruits.
The Inter House Spellathon Competition comprised of two rounds. The selection round was conducted where the students were asked to spell the words correctly. In the second round the students were asked to choose the correct spelling from the options given to them. This competition helped the students to improve their spelling skills and vocabulary.
A special morning assembly was prepared where the students shared the information that National Ice Cream Day is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month. They also told that it is believed that ice cream was first introduced in the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them. Their ice cream was sold at shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.
The students of the primary section prepared beautiful ice cream crowns as a craft activity which they wore in the morning assembly. The children were also given the titles like Mr. Chocolate, Ms Vanilla, Ms Strawberry, etc. A action song was also played for the children where they danced and enjoyed.
'Trees are the kindest things we grow'. This has been rightly said as the needs of all the living beings are fulfilled by them. But their depleting number has become a serious issue. To make students aware of this issue and taking initiative towards it, City Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar III observed Van Mahotsav from 3-7-17 to 8-7-17. Special morning assembly was presented on 3-7-17 themed on Save trees, Save Earth. On 6-7-17 various activities were held in Classes I and II. Students of class I did Tearing and Pasting on picture of a tree. Students of Class II coloured and labelled parts of a flowering plant. Along with this the teachers explained the importance of trees in their respective classes.
A farewell function was held at the school campus. In an emotionally surcharged atmosphere the staff members of City Montessori School, Rajendranagar III bid adieu to our beloved teacher, Mrs. Rita Srivastava.
The programme commenced with Gayatri puja followed by the speech given by the Principal, Mrs. Jayashree Krishnan, where she thanked and appreciated all the efforts of Mrs Rita Srivastava in her service of 41 years. The senior teachers and other staff members also thanked her for her selfless help and guidance. Everyone praised her for her positive attitude towards her work. A melodious song was also presented by Mr. Sachin Verma and Ms. Yashi Misra.
In the end, Mrs. Rita Srivastava also came up with her thoughts and thanked everyone for their cooperation and support. A token of love and appreciation was also given to her by the staff members.
Vidya ka Parva was celebrated at City Montessori School, Rajendranagar III on 1-7-17 with great zeal and vigour.
The teachers welcomed the children at the school gate with sweets and applied roli teeka on their forehead which enhanced the joy of the children for rejoining the school.
A special morning assembly was prepared by the School Council members. The assembly commenced with the school prayers seeking the blessings of the almighty God. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." was shared as the thought for the day along with its meaning. Self discipline was shared as the virtue. Everyone took the school pledge sincerely and promised to abide by it throughout their lives. A speech was delivered on importance of education and a poem was recited on education.
Lastly the Principal welcomed and guided the students with her golden words. She told the children about the three types of education and their importance. She also told the students about the importance of discipline and regularity to school.
The parents were told about the Fitzroy app. They were also told how they can use the app for teaching their child. Apart from the course books two additional books i.e. Phonic Awareness and My Picture Library which are available on the app were downloaded and shown to the parents. The training session helped the parents to learn how to make lessons easy and interesting for their children.
As we are dealing with the children we have to be doubly cautious and follow all the safety norms in the school campus. Keeping in mind the safety of our children a Fire Safety and Evacuation Drill was conducted in school. for the same a bell was rung which was different from the normal school bell. The children were told to leave the classes immediately in a line patiently. An Exit Plan which was put in each floor was followed and the children gathered in the lobby where they were addressed by the Principal. The children were told how to evacuate the school building in case of fire or an emergency.
The children were told about Lord Parshurama and that the jayanti is celebrated as sixth incarnation oflord Vishnu. It falls during Shukla Paksha Tritya in the month of Vaishakha. An assembly article sent from Head Office was also shared with the students during the assembly which the children heard with keen interest. Later some questions were asked from the information shared for which the children answered enthusiastically.
Storytelling is an art and to mark the the celebration of National Tell a Story Day a special morning assembly was held in the Pre-Primary section. Children were told about the significance of this day. The actions were done by the teachers with the cutouts of teddy bear on Teddy Bear rhyme. The story Goldilocks and the Three Bears was enacted by the teachers with the help of props which was enjoyed by the children.
In the morning assembly the children were told the importance of English language.They were told that English Language Day is a United Nations (UN) observance that people celebrate on April 23 each year. It coincides with William Shakespeare’s birthday.
On this occasion an Inter House Competition 'Fun with Grammar Quiz' was held where Hope House bagged the first position, Love House bagged the second and Unity House bagged the third position.
A special morning assembly was showcased by the students of Class VIII A1 where a thought for the day, virtue - selflessness, a melodious song "Save the Earth" were presented on the theme "Save Earth". A speech was delivered on the significance of this day and on uniqueness of our planet Earth.
Inter House competitions were also held in Primary and Junior sections. A drawing competition was held in Primary section and a slogan writing competition was held in the Junior section on the theme Save Trees Save Earth.
To mark the observation of this day children came dressed in yellow attires which is the colour of intellect, optimism and cheerfulness.
Various activities were conducted in classes. Children made Sun using yellow chart papers in Montessori, thermocol glasses were coloured with yellowand a popcorn party was held in Nursery. Children of class KG brought yellow toys and a conversation was held where the children spoke few lines on their favourite yellow toys. Few rhymes were done with actions during the morning assembly.
Such activities helped to enhance the creativity and dexterity of the children. It also helped them in perceiving yellow colour.
The students presented spiritual-cultural items mesmerizing the audience. The World Unity Satsang commenced with the the prayer creating a divine atmosphere followed by the songs 'Bade pyaar se milna sabse' and 'Jai Jagat pukare ja'. The melody of these songs resounded in the air even long afterwards. A skit was presented showcasing the virtue cleanliness and needs of the society. A poem was recited on Parts of Speech. An enthusiastic dance performance by mothers was also presented on song 'Nav purani'. Lastly students also performed with gusto on 'Ek hi chhatt ke niche'.
To inculcate the leadership qualities in students and to give them a feel of functioning of the administrative body, a school cabinet was selected. On this momentous occasion the newly selected members of the school senate were officially vested with powers and positions. The children were prepared for a special assembly. The assembly commenced with the school prayer, followed by a motivating thought for the day and virtue talk. Then the Investiture Ceremony began where our Principal invested the students and gave the badges. Then the oath was taken which was a defining moment for the entire senate. After the oath, the Principal congratulated the new Student Council members and shared the words of wisdom. She told them that with great power comes great responsibility.
The Investiture Ceremony ended with a hope that these leaders will uphold the values of the school and keep the flag high and will discharge their duties honestly and impartially.
This competition was organized by Bhartiya Bhasha Pratishthapan Rashtriya Parishad (Branch Uttar Pradesh). Many students participated with enthusiasm. Mst. Kumar Vatsa of class III has been awarded Consolation prize at city level and First prize at branch level for having best handwriting in Hindi. He was given the certificate and medal by the Principal in the assembly.
A special morning assembly was conducted by the students of Class VIII A2 where they told that it is celebrated on 20th March every year. The objective of World Sparrow Day is to educate the public about the threat of polluted urban environments and non-caring humans to the house sparrow population, as well as to other common bird species. They also told that the house sparrows are considered as 'Environment Indicators'. A Power Point Presentation was prepared listing the facts about sparrows which were explained by the teacher Mrs. Sonali Chowdhury.
To mark the observation of this day a special morning assembly was prepared by the students of Class VIII A1. The students shared the information that it is observed on the 21st day of March. They also told that the aim is to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations. A poem ‘This Mother Earth’ by Joshua Isham was recited based on how we should take care of mother earth which gives us so much and how to make it a better place. A Power Point Presentation was prepared showing the importance of forests and the things which we get from forests. A video was also shown and explained by the teacher (Ms Dipti Jagwani) on how paper can be saved just by reducing the font size from 11 to 10.
The school was decorated with balloons and buntings to kindle interest in children to devote themselves to studies. A special morning assembly was prepared where the children prayed to Goddess Saraswati to attain enlightenment through knowledge and to rid themselves of lethargy and ignorance. Ground rules for the school were also shared. A motivational video was shown to the children on team work.
Basant Panchami was celebrated at CMS, Rajendra Nagar III Campus. Children sang "He Sharde Maa" with full zeal and enthusiasm. They also offered flowers to goddess Saraswati, praying to the Almighty to bestow her blessings upon them.
The staff and the Student Council took pride in celebrating the spirit of unity. To mark the importance of this day, a grand celebration was held in the school. The school echoed with patriotic fervor as the National Flag was unfurled and the children and the staff sang patriotic songs.
A special morning assembly was held where the children celebrated the 68th Republic Day. Few children came dressed up as great leaders. They told about the sacrifices made by the leaders in the freedom struggle. A dance was also performed on a patriotic song.
In the Pre-Primary Section, the children did hand and thumb printing to make our National Flag on 25-1-17.
In the Primary Section a house-wise speech competition was held on 30-1-17. An essay writing competition was held in the classes where all the children participated with interest.
In the Junior Section, various House-wise Competitions were held on the Republic Day Tableau. A house-wise Poster Making Competition was held on 27-1-17 and a house-wise Speech Competition was held on 28-1-17. A Essay Writing competition was held where all the children participated.
The students shared the information about Demonetization and the major two purposes of it.They also shared information on moving towards a cashless economy and creating an Indian Cashless society, for betterment of Indian economy and encouraged people of India, to use cashless transactions, consider mobile phone usage, as a wallet and a bank. They also shared the use of the best five ways of going cashless - E-wallets, UPI, Net banking, Plastic money and Aadhaar Card.
A teacher's talk was also held where the teacher told about Mr.Anil Bokil and his think tank. She also guided the students not to scribble or write on the notes. A Power Point Presentation was prepared to create awareness about going cashless.
A special assembly was held where the children told that 12th January, that is Swami Vivekananda's birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day. The children spoke about his teachings and shared fifteen philosophies of life given by him. A multimedia was also shown for the same.
Lohri was celebrated at CMS, Rajendra Nagar III Campus, where children were told about the importance of the festival. The Students danced to the tunes of famous Punjabi songs.
National Youth Day was also celebrated and a speech and powerpoint presentation on Swami Vivekananda was also shown.