ROLE PLAY: PRESIDIANS BRING THEIR FAVORITE PERSONALITIES ON STAGE
We, at Presidium, focus on instilling life skills to the students through various activities. To build oratory skills, an Inter class Role Play Competition under "The Ringside View Academy '' was organized for the students of Grade- I -III. It was an activity where our Presidians got the chance to imitate different characters. They played roles of their favorite personalities from different fields of professions to Hindu Mythology. From Kalpana Chawla, Charlie Chaplin, Modi Ji, Sania Mirza to Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva. It was indeed a proud moment watching our young learners enact these eminent personalities with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal. Such competitions give our students a platform to showcase their talent and aspirations.
PRESIDIANS TEST THEIR SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE WITH SCIENCE PRACTICAL
Practical work is essential for good science education and is needed for world-class laboratory experiences. Practical laboratory science is a great way to motivate and engage young minds. Hands-on experiments are an essential part of learning science and a way to develop wider life skills. The final Science board practicals of grade 10 were conducted where students were divided into groups of 6 students each. Practicals like finding the pH value of dilute hydrogen chloride, baking soda and dilute ethanoic acid were given to students for assessment. Students went through viva which was taken by the invigilator of the practical. The assessment was based on criteria like conceptual knowledge, observational skills, and scientific aptitude.
FAREWELL CEREMONY: BIDDING ADIEU TO OUR DILIGENT STUDENTS
Farewells always leave everyone with mixed emotions, and this one was no different. The day was filled with melancholy of separation and the exhilaration of stepping out to the world of new opportunities. The extravagant ceremony was graced with the benign presence of the director Mrs. Sarita Syal Ma'am who acknowledged the students and wished them all the best as they stride into the future. She motivated them to move ahead with a positive attitude in life and to always be in action. The hall was filled with applause as specially composed titles were presented to the students. A cultural presentation given by the students of grade 9 had a mix of energetic dance performances, melodious songs, and pulsating music. The Students of grade 10 in their farewell speech mused fondly about their learning and thanked their mentors for helping them find their purpose in life.
PRESIDIANS PARTICIPATE IN A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON WORLD CANCER DAY
Presidium organized a special assembly on the occasion of World Cancer Day to spread awareness about the disease and remove the misconceptions which are generally prevalent in the society. Students delivered speeches and organized a Quiz Contest to bring home to all the issues related to the problem. A Poster Making activity was also held to campaign for the cause in the Junior classes. In the event, it was emphasized that it is the life in the years that counts, not the years in life.
PRESIDIANS EXPRESS OPINIONS ELOQUENTLY IN EXTEMPORE COMPETITION
To imbue the true spirit of learning and enhance effective communication skills, English Extempore Competition was organized in Presidium, for grades 6-8. The students spoke eloquently on varied topics like the significance of handwriting, freedom of expression, internet age, etc. The event was a great learning experience for the students as they learned to express their views and opinions spontaneously. They were judged on various criteria like content, body language, fluency, etc. The judges applauded all the participants and congratulated the winners. How the students presented their thoughts and opinions was commendable and praiseworthy.
AD MAD COMPETITION: A PLATFORM TO BOOST CREATIVITY & CONFIDENCE
The Ad Mad Show competition is the perfect platform that offers a chance to showcase that one has the knack to advertise and win hearts. In order to provide a platform where a child can showcase their creativity and to boost their confidence, the Ad Mad Competition was organized by Presidium for the students of Grade 4&5. The students showcase their talent and their acting skills by presenting the wonderful and magnanimous advertisements based on Health products, Online Shopping, the importance of washing hands and hygiene and many more. It was an amazing experience to witness such creativity and imagination of our young leaders. The excitement level of the children reached sky-high while presenting their advertisements. All the students came up with exhilarating performances.
PRESIDIANS SOAK IN THE SPIRIT OF THE REPUBLIC DAY
Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force and this remarkable day was celebrated with solemnity and grandeur at Presidium. The students saluted the National Flag and pledged themselves to uphold the honor and integrity, diversity and uniqueness of India. Every student of the school came up together and sang our national anthem proudly. The melodious music and graceful movements of the dancers were simply enthralling. The day of the country’s transformation towards becoming a Republic was celebrated with hearts full of passion and patriotism.
CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL ENLIVENS THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT PRESIDIUM
The Christmas bells ringing and the New Year approaching surely fill one and all with energy and enthusiasm. Like every year, our school organised the most cherished and fun filled event of the year, Christmas Carnival, on 22 December. The school's sprawling ground bore a very festive look with Christmas colours strewn all over and the chilly winds only added fuel to the fire for the fun loving. A wide range of stalls had been put up for games and satisfying taste buds of the students and parents alike. Jam Sessions, Live Band and Stage Performances created the magnetic fervour that pulled more and more people towards the venue. The presence of Mrs. Sudha Gupta, honourable Chairperson of the group, made sure that nothing was short of quantity and quality.
MENTAL MATHS QUIZ ASSISTS STUDENTS TO LEARN MENTAL MATHS SKILLS
A “Mental Math Quiz” was conducted for grades 4-10. It assessed the mathematical skills of the students with a varying degree of difficulty. There were several rounds for the quiz including Number patterns, Measurements, Geometry in Nature, Simplification, Mixed Bag, Puzzle Solver and Rapid Fire. Summing up, the quiz facilitated the effective learning of mental math skills and participation of students as a team and an alert audience.
WORK EDUCATION: THE ONLY SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE IS EXPERIENCE
Presidium organised Work Education classes for the students in which they were given the opportunities to learn various types of work. The activities included Group Discussion on Environmental Awareness, Meal Planning under Healthy Food and Flameless Cooking and drawing Fine Arts on the theme of Christmas, etc. The students enthusiastically participated in the classes offered and benefitted from these a lot.