TOI FEATURES PRESIDIUM PALAM VIHAR'S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS
DELIGHTFUL RAKHI CELEBRATIONS ENLIVENS THE PREMISES OF PRESIDIUM
On the festival Raksha Bandhan, a sister ties a rakhi on her brother’s wrist and prays to God for his prosperity and happiness. The brother gives her gifts as a token of his love and promise to protect her. Students at Presidium Palam Vihar celebrated this pious festival in their distinct way throughout the week. They put their heart and soul into crafting beautiful rakhis. Their creativity was truly praiseworthy. A special assembly was also organised to celebrate this day full of love and care. The programme was a colourful blend of songs and a skit with the students highlighting the importance of the festival.
EID-UL-ADHA CELEBRATIONS FILLS YOUNG HEARTS WITH LOVE & PEACE
Eid-al-Adha is an extremely important festival which celebrates the man’s faith and respect towards the Almighty. Presidium Palam Vihar celebrated this holy festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. The students talked about the significance and stories related to the festival and stressed on the fact that belief in the higher power would always be a pillar of support in tough times. The Eid celebrations at Presidium were enlightening as the students learned about the culture and traditions of this community and simultaneously rejoiced the day with festive fervour.
STORY TELLING SESSION ADDS LIFE TO THE IMAGINATION OF PRESIDIANS
Stories are strings of words stitched together. Stories link the world of classroom and beyond, providing a common thread that unites cultures. The students of grade Nursery, Prep and 1 recently entered the astonishing world of stories and story-telling orchestrated by the teachers at Presidium Palam Vihar. The teachers brought alive the story ‘The Sky is Falling’. The animal characters were brought to life which left the students mesmerised and spellbound. The teachers sang and danced with the students on foot-tapping songs like ‘Bum Bum Bole’ and ‘Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai’. This session encouraged the use of imagination & creativity and also enhanced their listening skills.
CELEBRATING INDIA'S LIBERATION, THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY!
“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” -Jawaharlal Nehru
On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, who had become the first Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi and opened the gates of opportunity, progress and prosperity for the nation. Presidians celebrated India’s independence with zeal and fervour. They adorned the entire premise with the tri colour and engaging in craft activities based on Independence Day theme. A grand Independence Day assembly and flag hoisting ceremony was also held. All the students and teachers saluted the flag and proudly sang the national anthem. The celebration ended with a message of working together, celebrating brotherhood, inclusion and spreading peace and harmony.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT BALANCED DIET IN ASSEMBLY ON HEALTHY FOOD
Everytime you eat is an opportunity to nourish yourself and heath begins from eating healthy food. Keeping this notion in view, Presidium Palam Vihar recently conducted an assembly on ‘Healthy Food’. The students shared that we must maintain a balanced diet which includes all kinds of food in the right quantity. Their performances also conveyed that healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. It’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and stabilizing your mood. The assembly concluded with a promise to always consume healthy food and stay fit through regular exercises.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE : SCHOLARS MAKE IT BIG & WE'RE PROUD OF THEM!
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ―Aristotle
Presidians keep striving for distinction through their relentless efforts and their desire for it remains insatiable. Presidium Palam Vihar recently acknowledged and honoured the hard work and devotion of the Presidians over the academic year 2017-18 at the Academic Excellence Awards. The event was graced by our honourable chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta who is the epitome of success, passion, integrity and grace. The event began with the chairperson receiving the guard of honour and being ushered to the occasion. Thereafter, Sudha ma’am bestowed the achievers with their well-deserved awards for Overall & Subject Excellence and 100% attendance. The felicitation was folloed by a soul-stirring dance performance by our dance group that rejuvenated our souls. Presidium truly lives up to its name as it gives wings to young minds that take them higher every day. It was a thrilling spectacle that everyone will cherish for a long time.
FRIENDSHIP DAY: PRESIDIANS ENJOY A DAY FULL OF LOVE & FERVOUR
‘The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.’
Friendship is the perfect occasion to let your friends know how important they are in your life. The day calls for celebrations and enjoyment in the company of close pals. To cherish this occasion and express love and care towards friends, the students of Presidium came together to celebrate Friendship Day on Friday. They tied friendship bands on the wrists of their friends and were very excited to share sweets with them. The Presidians enjoyed the occasion to the fullest and had a blast. They were also excited to mark another lifetime full of togetherness and warmth.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE KING OF ALL FRUITS - MANGO
Presidium has always taken experiential learning as the methodology to holistically enhance its learners. In accordance with this, ‘Mango Day’ was observed by young Presidians of grades Nursery & Prep. Students created an apt atmosphere by wearing yellow coloured dresses and had fun knowing about different types of mangoes. They were able to associate with the colour, shape and size of a mango. They also relished a variety of dishes made from mango such as cake, juice, jam and ice cream to name a few. Through this activity, young learners developed their gustatory skills while they learnt about the colour yellow. They made the day truly MANGOnificent!
UNIQUE PLAYFUL ACTIVITY MAKES LEARNING ENJOYABLE FOR PRESIDIANS
‘Play is the children’s favourite way of learning.’
In an effort to fulfill the ideology of the school that recreation and fun are indispensable parts of a child’s growth and holistic education, an exclusive ‘Fun & games’ activity was organized for the young students of grade prep and nursery at Presidium, Palam Vihar recently. The activities aimed at the development of skills such as team spirit, leadership, self-confidence, patience, sportsmanship, hand-eye coordination and balance, counting and simple math. Our youngest members indulged in various beguiling activities, like musical chairs and bowling that made the overall program informational and exciting.