Children’s Day, the birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India was celebrated in The Play School, the pre primary wing of the Sister Nivedita School with jubilance. The entire premises were filled with fun and excitement. A small puppet show highlighting the fact that children should overcome their fear and face the challenges as they come was presented. The children dressed in colorful attires were left spell bound watching their teachers, dance and sing for them. The students also joined their teachers who themselves became children for the day and shared their happiness.
Students were taught the safety rules to be followed on road and while travelling. The school bus itself was their classroom for the day. Children not only learnt the Do’s and Don’ts but also enjoyed the day.
Little Niveditans of UKG enthusiastically participated in Sloka Chanting Competition T. Advitha (UKG Jasmine), P. Monish Raghuveer (UKG Jasmine), M. Sisira (UKG Tulip) conducted by Chinmaya Mission School. The winners were awarded prizes on the Children’s Day.
Recitation on the topic vegetables was conducted for the students of LKG and the best performers were awarded prizes on Children’s Day.
On the occasion of Sister Nivedita’s Birth Anniversary ‘The Play School’ (the kindergarten wing of Sister Nivedita School) proudly presented glimpse of the twenty nine states of our country – The Incredible India. It was a tour around the country for the spectators to learn about the cuisine, heritage and traditional practices . A feast to the eyes to see models of historical monuments like Golconda Fort, Madurai Meenakshi Temple, the beautiful Taj Mahal, Nalanda University, The Ahom Palace and so on and so forth. Children of classes Nursery, LKG and UKG took the visitors on their tour collecting fare by ’sticker stars’ and almost 400 visitors paid visit to have an edutainment tour of India. The ‘Maiden tour’ was started by lighting the lamp and ribbon-cutting by the Chairman of the school, Dr. Sudhakar Rao Polsani, Correspondent Smt. P. Rama Devi, Director. Mr.M. Harihara Prasad, Principal Smt. Jayanthi Venkataraman and Vice Principal Smt. P. Anuradha Pramod. The ‘Incredible India tour’ was organized to enable children first to know their country well which was well received by the invitees. To name a few were leaders from different Pre-Primary schools, parents and other respected guests. The little Niveditans presented their role depicting each state with total confidence and enthusiastically answered questions posed to them. The fine display of art, artifacts and craft work including the fabrics of each state was the highlight. It was also like a fancy dress session where the children had attired in different costumes pertaining to the state they represented. The children left no stone unturned as they did not spare even the cuisine of each state. It was an exhilarating experience to one and all – to the organizers as well as the invitees. An amazing education cum entertaining experience.
In today’s world childern are spoilt with multiple choices to satiate hunger pangs Driven to encourage healthy eating habits amongst students, The Play School, Sister Nivedita School, held ‘Fruit and Vegetables Parade ’ during the mornng assembly. The students from Pre-primary and Primary were pleasantly surprised to see brightly hued ‘fruits’ and ‘vegetables’ dancing and describing the individual attributes, encouraging the audience to develop healthy eating habits. The young audience in turn happily and willingly joined in the pledge to avoid junk food and become non-fussy in their choice for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Dussehra was celebrated in the school premises with pomp and gaiety, a day before the mid-term vacation. Participants vividly showcased their talent exhibiting how Dussehra is celebrated all over the country. The programme concluded with the students, teachers and the principal, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkatraman joining in the bathukamma dance. The principal later congratulated all participants and sought the continued blessings of goddess Nav-Durga in her speech addressed to the teachers and students.
Hindi Diwas was celebrated by the students in school premises. A small skit was enacted highlighting the importance of the language. Various competitions were held on the occasion of Hindi Diwas and the winners were awarded prizes by the Vice-principal of the school, Mrs. Anuradha Pramod. The children were made aware that Hindi plays a significant role in connecting the citizens of our country.
Telangana Telugu Day was celebrated in the school premises by the students of UKG. Children recited “Padhyams” from “Vemana Shethakam” and ”Sumathi Shethakam”. A dance was performed highlighting the importance of the language. Various competitions were conducted and prizes were given away by the Vice-principal, Mrs.Anurada Pramod, who later encouraged the students to learn to speak, to read and to write in their mother tongue.
The harvest festival of Kerala-Onam was celebrated with enthusiasm. The children were briefed on the importance of the festival. Beautiful Floral arrangements-“Pookkalam” were made as a part of the celebration.
Students of the Pre-Primary wing, Sister Nivedita School, Ameerpet were a bundle of excitement and energy as they put an exceptionally enjoyable programme to show their love and respect for their teachers, never mind the weather playing trant with unexpected rains. The students were briefed about Dr. Sarvepalli Radha Krishanan, the first Vice-president of India, in whose honour Teacher’s Day is celebrated all over the country. Participants rendered songs, danced to popular tunes and gave beautifully prepared short speeches, thanking their teachers as prepared by their enthusiastic parents. The director of the school, Mr. Hari Hara Prasad, the Principal Mrs. Janyanthi Venkatraman and The Vice-principal, Mrs. Anuradha Pramod expressed their joy on seeing the tiny tots perform without any inhibition. The teachers thanked the students and the parents for their undulating effort.
Students enthusiastically welcomed the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi amidst them. An invigorating skit eloquently elucidated an incident related to the life of young Lord Ganesha and his elder brother, Lord Karthik. Through this skit, the audience learnt an important message of giving an unquestionably, unvarying respect to our parents as they truly are the ‘centre’ of the universe. The students also learnt to avoid enmity, amongst their siblings, and to love and respect them. The programme concluded on a happy note with the entire Play School eagerly dancing to ceremoniously bid a farewell with “Ganesh Nimarjan”.
The students elatedly celebrated Janmastami and Independence Day in school. The students in traditional dress presented a cultural programme which upheld the patriotic fervor in all of us and emphasized the message “Bharatiyulu ga puttamu, ee janmaku edhi chalu ra ” i.e one has to feel blessed to be born on the land which is the birth place of Lord Krishna. Devotional songs,’ Jhankis’ depicting the events from Lord Krishna’s life interestingly interspersed with the Independence Day celebrations. The highlight of the programme was the resplendent arrival of an emotionally stirred ‘Lord Krishna’, dressed in the Tricolour, on his chariot to join in the celebrations to commemorate the 71st year of Independence. The principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkatraman greeted the students and wished Lord Krishna’s blessings continue to be showered on one and all.
Students from LKG, The Play School, Wing of Sister Nivedita School, had an interesting and challenging task, ‘Boat making - Origami’ as a part of their Monsoon Day activity in the school. Little ears listened carefully to instructions, building up their vocabulary along the way and little hands got together to paper – fold and make boats which they then sent them sailing much to their joy. The activity helped in further enhancing their cognitive skills improving eye – hand co-ordination by providing them both mental and physical stimulation. The end product was as sense of emotional satisfaction as they saw their piece of paper turned into a new creation.
Students spread an additional cheer in the campus with a day filled with celebrations. They observed ‘Varalakshmi Puja’ a day ahead of the actual event i.e., on Thursday, 3rd August 2017. Dressed-in colourful silk ‘Parada Langa’. The tiny tots recited the prayers with folded hands. The students also learnt about the significance of Varalakshmi Vratham. Subsequently ‘Friendship Day’ and ‘Raksha bandhan’ were also observed. The programme emphasized the implicit message of spreading affection and good will as associated with these celebrations. The tiny tots tied the friendship bands to celebrate Friendship Day and later, fondly tied ‘Rakhi’ as well as happily embraced one another, bringing the programme to a happy end.
Colouring Competition was conducted for the students of LKG on 27th, July 2017. The best performers- Lohith(LKG-Rose),Sharanya (LKG-Jasmine), and Ojashvi(LKG-Sunflower) were awarded prizes on the World Nature Conservation Day.
Poetry Recitation Competition on the topic “Trees” was conducted for the students of UKG on 26th, July 2017. The best performers- J. Advita(UKG-Jasmine), U. Aarav (UKG-Marigold), Sai Darhasini(UKG-Jasmine) and Avyukth (UKG-Sunflower) were awarded prizes on the World Nature Conservation Day.
Little Niveditan, G.Hasini from UKG Sun flower has won the 2nd prize in the colouring competition “Little Flower Art Festival” held at Little Flower School, Uppal on 22nd July, 2017.
M.B.Lohith(LKG-Rose), Deevashi Shankar(LKG-lotus), V.Mohita(UKG-Sunflower), K.Ananya Chakravarthy(UKG-Mari Gold) were the participants.
The students celebrated World Nature Conservation Day with an objective to spread general awareness and encourage action to save and protect our environment. The programme began with a puppet show where in the worried animals from the jungle visited The Play school for help and support. The short skit enacted by the students conspicuously demonstrated the angst felt by Nature towards the callous attitude of humans which would ultimately lead to its untimely annihilation. A well played interactive game help the students understand the various preventive methods to help keep the balance in the natural world. Colouring and Poetry recitation competitions were conducted for the students of LKG and UKG respectively and the winners were awarded prizes by the principal, Mrs Jayanthi Venkatraman. The littile Niveditans felt themselves to be an active part, who would try in their innocent ways to help protect and conserve our beautiful and bountiful nature.
The vibrant and unique folk festival ‘Bonalu’, reflecting the Telangana culture was celebrated in the school premises. The programme began with a prayer followed by a dance by the young Niveditians, who wore beautiful traditional attires. Teachers and the young participants carried exquisitely decorated mud pots on their head which contained the ‘Bonam’ and offered it to goddess ‘Yellamma’ as a thanks giving. This helped the students to appreciate the finer nuances associated with this colourful festival.
A world bereft of colours would be lifeless and monotonous. Taking a cue from Nature’s best i.e The Rainbow, students of LKG, added a new dimension to the beautiful crescent of colours. Their presentation, radiating with their innocence and inner beauty so flawlessly projected as each participant appeared to be one with nature. The concept of the rainbow formation was easily understood by the little Niveditans.
Students enjoyed a sojourn in a ‘park’ thoughtfully created for tiny tots to enjoy the play ground activities amidst a realistic green surroundings within the school premises.
An astonishing surprise greeted the students, when during their routine school hours on Tuesday 4th July, 2017, they had a visit from the Marvel super hero ‘Spiderman’. Excitement, squeals of laughter, twinkling eyes and eager outstretched hands greeted ‘Spidey’ who equally enjoyed performing in front of the young enthusiastic fans.
The students celebrated Doctors Day to pay tribute to the relentless hard work, commitment and efforts of the medical fraternity in developing a better and healthier society. Little Niveditians came dressed up as ‘Doctor Niveditians’ pertaining to various fields of specialization. The students learnt to overcome their fear of vaccinations by regarding them as no longer dreadful but as friendly, ‘good injections’. A few students along with the teachers happily visited one of the nursing homes in the neighbourhood to thank the doctors for their brilliant and compassionate work. As the saying goes –“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” the little Niveditans pledged to eat healthy and exercise regularly to keep the doctors at bay
Nursery students enjoyed the mesmerizing realms of colours through “COLOUR DAY” activity on 29th June, 2017. The tiny tots looked stunning in their colourful outfits. The day’s activity included identification of the primary colours and relating them to things found around us and in nature. It was a fun time as they sang rhymes and jingles on colours, played colour co-ordination games with balls and more. Innocent faces gleamed and reflected brightness and happiness which proved it to be a truly wonderful learning experience for the children.
Ramzan or Id-ul-Fitr, a festival upholding the spirit of humanity and love was celebrated on Friday, 23rd June 2017, to instill a sense of secularism among the students. The celebrations included a short skit showing the importance of the festival which was followed by a dance performance by the young Niveditans. It was a touching moment when the students embraced each other, wishing “Eid Mubarrak” which sowed the seeds of brotherhood in the young minds. Children enjoyed eating delicious “sheer khorma” that had been lovingly prepared and sent by enthusiastic parents adding a sweet touch to the celebrations.
The International Yoga Day was celebrated on Wednesday 21st June, 2017. This was a great opportunity to imbibe the value of discipline to lead a harmonious life. The young Niveditans got a chance to know how Yoga embodies unity of mind and body through simple asnas appropriate to their age. The programme commenced with a prayer and concluded with a brief meditation. The Principal of the school, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman, appreciated the students, teachers and encouraged them to include Yoga on a daily basis to lead a healthy, stress free life.
Accentuating the hands-on and important role of father in the family, the teachers and students celebrated Father’s Day on Friday (16th June, 2017) with a short skit. The tiny tots, easily identified and connected with the characters which emphasized the selfless caring and important affection of daddy dear towards all his children, making each one perceive themselves as the apple of his eyes. The students expressed their immense love and affection towards daddy dear with craftwork proclaiming, ”Dad! You are out of this world!” The programme concluded with the students joining in dancing merrily to popular songs, expressing their unwinding love for daddy.
The school reopened on Wednesday, 14th June 2017. The students and parents had mixed emotions, as they helped their child take the first step towards formal education. This was a major milestone for both, especially for the children as they stepped away from the rules and routines at home into an unfamiliar surrounding. A few curious minds happily entered with great excitement and joy, eager to explore and happy to show their independence but a few cried, unwilling to leave their parents hand. Nursery parents were encouraged to take their children on a stroll through The Play School campus, helping to set aside the children’s anxiety about the new environment as well as to enjoy playing with the multi-coloured child friendly safe equipments. The children in The Play School enjoyed their first day in school reciting rhymes, dancing to rhythmic beats and enjoying a game of basketball outdoors and various other games in the excellent June weather, making the first day a memorable one.