MONTHLY BULLETIN OF CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW, INDIA

Personality Development

CMS creates a better future for all children by maximising
their opportunities through quality education and initiatives for unity and development.

April 2018


Aakansha and Aniket bag Times SPARK scholarship

Aakansha Singh

Aniket Giri

Aakansha Singh and Aniket Giri of Class XI, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I, are among the four Times SPARK scholarship winners of
₹ 1,00,000/- each from the city of Lucknow. Aakansha and Aniket are among the 300 awardees of the country. The Times Scholarship Programme for Awareness, Responsibility and Knowledge (SPARK), is an initiative by Times of India to encourage the reading habit among students. CMS Founder Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I Mrs Abha Anant heartily congratulated the winners.

From the President's Pen...

Prof. Geeta Kingdon, President, CMS
Dear Parents,

While T S Eliot in The Waste Land rather pessimistically described April as “the cruellest month”, for us, April combines verdant spring with the start of the new academic year. It is a time of hope and new resolutions, both individually and as an institution.

This year at CMS we resolve to build on our past strengths to serve children better. While continuing with strong academic preparation and unparalleled international exposure, we will also focus on:

  • Boosting teachers’ pedagogic skills and subject-matter knowledge, through training and continuous professional development
  • Introduction of e-Learning and pedagogic innovations, based on ideas trialled last year such as tablets, flipped classrooms and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Stronger provision for career counselling and study abroad counselling for senior students
  • Better child-wellbeing and psychological support services for students
  • Stronger provision for individual music lessons in an instrument
  • Continued training of teachers in the use of e-Learning tools
  • School Leadership courses for our senior and middle-level leaders (Principals, Incharges, Coordinators)
  • Youth empowerment through a larger number of JYEP student volunteer ‘animators’
  • Continued measures to beef up child safety, via training (of support staff, electricians, drivers); safety, fire, emergency drills; police check of support staff; & higher CCTV coverage.
  • Updated infrastructure, and completion of our 4-year project to provide new furniture to all our students.

I am confident our students will reach greater summits of achievement on the back of these solid processes and plans, which will be doggedly pursued in the coming school year.








Commonwealth Day Celebrations at CMS Gomti Nagar I 19th Commonwealth Youth Conference marked by enthusiasm and gaiety

Chief Guest, Syed Ghayorul H. Rizvi, Chairperson, National Minorities Commission
inaugurating the Commonwealth Youth Conference

It was once again the beginning of March and the celebration of Commonwealth Day at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I. Students and teachers decorated the Campus with great zeal and enthusiasm and the stage was set to welcome the Chief Guest Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi, Chairperson, National Minority Commission. Principal Mrs Abha Anant welcomed the parents and guardians who had come to witness the festivities at Gomti Nagar Campus I auditorium. The programme began with the school prayer followed by the All Religion Prayer, World Unity Prayer, melodious Commonwealth song and songs of World Unity and World Peace which made the atmosphere reverential and inviting. The highlight of the day was a lively Group Discussion by CMS students on the theme of the Commonwealth this year, 'Towards a Common Future.’ Participants in the group discussion were Aryan Rastogi, Vaghisha Tripathi, Sana, Abdul Jawad Khan, Kshitij Shandilya, Kavya Prakash, Mahika Chandra and Manish Rajani. Rida Nadeem Khan and Kshitij Jain.

International Children’s Film Festival begins at CMS

Chief Guest, Mr. Satish Mahana, Minister for Industrial Development, UP unveiling the logo at the inauguration of ICFF -2018.

CMS Films & Radio Division, in the guidance of their Head, Mr Varghese Kurian, is organizing the 10th International Children’s Films Festival, ICFF 2018, at CMS Kanpur Road Auditorium from 5 to 13 April 2018. Over 1510 children's films from 94 countries will be shown free of charge during the nine days of the International Films Festival. Young Actors- Anushka Sen, Naman Jain, Ria Shukla, Amey Pandya, Bhavesh Balchandani, Sidhdhartha Nigam, Aashika, Avneet Kaur, Suhani Bhatnagar, Darsheel Safari, Rritvik Sahore, Dev Joshi, Rudra Soni, Senior Actors-Mukesh Khanna, Actor & Politician, Jayant Gilatar, Film Director, Deepika Chikhaliya, Actress & Politician, Tasneem Sheikh, Actress, Raza Murad, Actor & Politician, Parikshit Sahani, Actor, Abhijeet Ghoshal, Singer, Deepoo Srivastava, Actor & Comedian, Annup Soni, Television actor, Anchor & Politician, Smita Mohla, Actress, Atul Tewari, Actor, Jitesh Singh Deo, Mr India World, Anirudh Dave, Actor, will illuminate the festival with their wonderful presence. At the end of the festival, cash prizes worth ` 10,00,000/- (Rs. Ten Lakh) will be awarded to the best films under various categories.

The Best Children's Film will be selected by an international jury comprising Dr Mordecai Ogada from Kenya, Mr Antonio La Camera from Italy, Mr Gnana Rajasekaran IAS (Retd) from India, Mr Makarand Sathe from India and Dr Santwana Bardoloi from India.

Elaborate arrangements have been made for nearly one lakh students of over 500 schools in the city of Lucknow. Till date over one lakh students have been registered for viewing the children’s films at ICCF-2018, from around 250 schools in and around Lucknow.

CMS students' astounding result in the IBT Exams

Anahita Singh
Ayush Shukla
Atharv Narayan

CMS students performed exceptionally well in the ACER International Benchmark Tests conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), with 3 students securing 100% marks and winning top positions at international level. These students, placed on Honour position, are Ayush Shukla of Class IV, CMS Aliganj Campus I in English, Anahita Singh of Class VIII, CMS Cambridge Section in

Dr Jagdish Gandhi visits Morocco as Special Guest of Honour

CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi visited Morocco and raised a strong voice in favour of the world's two billion children at the World Judiciary Summit held there from 2 to 4 April, 2018. He met Mr Mohammed Auajjar, Minister of Justice of Morocco; Mr Mohamed Abdennabaoui, first Prosecutor General of Morocco; Mr P P Chaudhary, State Minister for Law and Justice, Govt. of India; Ms Kheya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of India in Morocco and other dignitaries. This International Judicial Conference was organized from 2 to 4 April by the Ministry of Justice of Morocco under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco in collaboration with the High Council of the Judicial Power and Presidency of the Public Prosecution on the theme 'Judicial Independence, Ensuring the Litigants Rights and Respecting the Rules of Justice'. Chief justices, judges, legal luminaries and several eminent personalities from around the world participated in this conference.