PRESIDIANS MAKE SPECIAL FRIENDS DURING THEIR VISIT TO SPARSH
The students of Presidium Sonipat recently visited God’s own and special children at Sparsh. It was a special and a heart warming experience visiting the nation’s 5th best special school and meeting children who taught the Presidians to always accept life, be happy and keep smiling. The children learned that in the face of a challenge, they can still find happiness and enjoy their lives. They never knew how the time passed by interacting with the special students, going on a school tour, participating in diverse activities with them and learning about how noble the initiative of Sparsh is. Our young Presidians actually left with more than what they might have contributed to the cause.
G.K. QUIZ EXPOSES PRESIDIANS TO NEW FACETS OF GENERAL AWARENESS
Human curiosity is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world. In order to settle the curiosity of the students and expose them to new facets of the general awareness, an ‘Intra Class Quiz Competition’ was organised for our young leaders of grades 4 & 5. The students showcased a lot of confidence as they answered the questions posed to them. All the students participated with great enthusiasm and zeal. The quiz was designed to enhance the general awareness of the students. Every round was a mixed bag with questions from history, sports, books, languages, vocabulary and science which was very exciting and nail-biting for the teams. At the end, each and every child was applauded for his or her participation and they were encouraged to always keep themselves updated with general knowledge.
CONFERRING TITLES TO YOUNG LEADERS AT INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2018
‘Leaders are not born but are made by their experiences in life.’
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. To inculcate the leadership qualities in students and to give them a feel of functioning of the administrative body, a school student council was formed at the much-awaited Investiture ceremony. This ceremony signified the reliance and confidence that the school consigns in the newly invested office bearers. It was conducted with the high degree of earnestness & passion and was presided over by the honourable Chairperson Mrs. Sudha Gupta. The students were conferred with badges of titles such as Head boy, Head girl, Sports Captain, etc. Donning the mantle of accountability, they also pledged to behold the school’s principles with loyalty, honesty, truth and honor. Congratulations to all our honorees, and best wishes for much continued success!
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018: RECOGNIZING MERITORIOUS STUDENTS
Vince Lombardi once said, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Hence, to acknowledge such commitment of the students in the field of academics. Presidium Sonipat, organized ‘The Academic Excellence Awards
2018’. We are immensely proud to have such excellence & prizes the noteworthy and persistent efforts of our achievers in academic merit. In an attempt to celebrate such hard working and determined minds, the event was graced by our honorable Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta. Students’ endeavors were glorified with trophies & certificates and their parents & teachers were also acknowledged for their relentless support. Not only did these acknowledgments recognize their past efforts, but it also brought a tremendous boost to their attitude to strive and aim for bigger accomplishments; as they say, ‘Recognition is the greatest motivator.’
SKATING COMPETITION: BUDDING SPORTSMEN SKATE THEIR WAY TO THE TOP
Great skaters are not great because of their talent. They are great because of their passion.
At Presidium, we provide our students with ample opportunities to discover their most innate qualities and passion which would drive them into becoming shining stars in future. Sports is one such discipline wherein the students get to explore their strengths and reach to new heights. We recently conducted a skating competition for our budding skaters who showcased their passion with immense enthusiasm. It brushed their skills of balance, poise and also build sportsman spirit among them. The competition was enjoyed by all and it paved a way for them towards the path of success in the field of sports and life.
PRESIDIANS PROVE THEIR METTLE IN INTERCLUB DEBATE COMPETITION
“The purpose of debate is to explore issues, not end them.”
Freedom is hammered out on the avail of discussion, dissent and debate. Presidium, Sonipat recently organised an Inter Club Debate Competition for the students of grade 9. The topics were assigned to each club in which they successfully presented their thoughts and sensationalised the issues based on the given topics:
1. Maestros Club: Use of mobiles is a curse.
2. Supremes Club: Military training should be introduced in
3. Leaders Club: No retention policy is justified.
4. Legends Club: Films cause social evils.
5. Victors Club: Rural life is better than urban life.
6. Elites Club: Boarding schools are better than day
The club mentors formed their team of speakers. The highlight of the debate was the rebuttal round. The debate competition came alive as a volley of questions was answered, inviting more questions which got further answers from both sides. Each participant rose to the occasion to defend their argument. The best refuters, heatedly spoke for the motion and against the motion.
RECITATION COMPETITION:LITTLE POETS ENHANCE THEIR VERBAL SKILLS
“Poetry is when an emotion has found the thoughts and the thought has found the words” - Robert Frost
Presidium, Sonipat recently organized an ‘English Poem Recitation Competition’ for grade prep. Poetry comes alive through recitation. Our little leaders gave life to numerous poetries and participated with great enthusiasm. This competition was specially organized to enhance the confidence and speaking skills of the students. The students enjoyed the beauty of expression, thoughts, feeling, rhyme, rhythm and music of words. They chose a variety of topics for their recitation like nature, trees, flower, mother, teacher, unity in diversity etc. with a lot of zeal. Each child was given a chance to recite a rhyme and it was a delight to hear these little ones singing in rhythm. The efforts of the students were appreciated and applauded and each one of them truly enjoyed the competition.
TAEKWONDO CONTEST WITNESSES HIGH ENERGY OF YOUNG CHAMPS
“Always make a total effort, even when odds are against you” -Arnold Parmer
The emphasis on speed and agility is a defining characteristic of Taekwondo. Our young Presidians are those champions who are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. To fulfill this desire and dream, a Taekwondo Competition was organized for the students of grade nursery to 3 where they depicted their true enthusiasm and energy. They showcased an energetic and enthusiastic performance which was applauded by the audience. They realized that sport is an art form, a lifestyle, and a culture. The high energy of the students & the atmosphere proved that it was not just a competition but a league towards their dreams.
EFFECTIVE TEACHERS' TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR OUR GURUS
Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning!
To keep our teachers ahead of time when it comes to upbeat teaching strategies, Presidium Sonipat recently conducted a teachers’ training workshop. The workshop began with a stimulating and informative discussion on the pedagogy of teaching, post which, the concept and importance of effective pedagogy, incorporating an array of teaching strategies that support intellectual engagement, connectedness, supportive classroom environments, and recognition of difference, which should be implemented across all key learning and subject areas, was explained. This informative session aimed at overall development of teachers and students both. The staff members were truly obliged, as it was a session of learning with enjoyment.
FACILITATING AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS IN DECLAMATION COMPETITION
With the view to promote the skills of effective public speaking and leadership, an ‘Inter Club Declamation Competition’ was held at Presidium, Sonipat for grades 6 to 8. The dynamic participants mesmerized the student audience with their vibrant oratory skills as they presented their views on diverse topics within the given time limit. Impactful speeches on topics like ‘Life in an urban jungle’, ‘Racial Discrimination, ‘Global Terrorism’, etc. were declaimed by the young Presidians. The competition served an ideal platform for facilitating an exchange of ideas among the student fraternity. They displayed confidence, enthusiasm and awareness while participating in the competition.