World Senior Citizen’s Day
On 21st August 19 the Primary section of Seth Anandram Jaipuria celebrated “Senior Citizen’s Day” in the morning assembly. The program started with a speech by Vidushi of grade 4. Then a video about Senior Citizen’s day was shown highlighting how society views old people. After that a poem was recited by Prakhar Singh about senior citizens and grandparents.
The programme ended with a dance performance by grade 4 students which was a tribute to the Grandparents. The whole programme was anchored by Bhavya Seth of grade 5. In the end Principal Mrs. Poonam Kochitty spoke to the children about respecting elders, asked them what they understood by “young” & “old” and that being young at heart is more important than physical age.
The Assembly concluded with the image of a walking stick that gave the following message :
Class Presentation is the best way to engage with parents and share with them, not just the vision of the school, but also give them a feel of what their child experiences at school each day. On 20th August, the first class presentation of the session was organized, where parents had the opportunity to witness their child upfront and engage in an interaction with the Principal, Head Mistress and class teacher. 100% participation is the hallmark of such events and every child is encouraged. We at Seth Anandram Jaipuria, live by the vision statement of the school to create a happy and confident child.
The presentation started with the class teacher addressing the parents and explaining the purpose of class presentation followed by the Welcome Address by the Head Mistress Ms Monika Taneja. Emphasis was laid on a joint effort of parents and teachers to show the right direction to the kids. The School Counsellor Ms. Shalini Singh was introduced to the parents.
The Presentation started with the lighting of lamp followed by several interesting programs each conveying a strong message. There was a Fusion dance, a skit depicting the importance of Mathematics in our daily life. Then several children expressed and shared what they liked most in the school
Three students then made a hearty appeal through their message – Let’s make peace not war. A wonderful dance showed the Caterpillar transforming into a butterfly conveying the message that growth happens through struggle and evolvement. The Street Play on Save Water was greatly applauded by the parents
The hour long program concluded with a Group Song.
In the end the Principal took up a half an hour session with the parents, discussing several pertinent points concerning the upbringing of their children, the importance of teaching life skills, how values are learnt at home and why parents need to be role models. She urged parents to have regular meaningful talk with their children and. inculcate reading habits in them right from infancy. She told them the need to go on frequent leisure trip with their kids. This would help them to gain a rich experience, and exposure to diverse cultures, food language, geographical and historical settings
“Children are like wet cement. What falls on them makes an impression.” The Presentation concluded with the suggestion that parents should be mindful in the way they interact with children and practice meditation and reflection with them.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow constantly upgrades teachers and equips them with better teaching tools and strategies.One such workshop for teachers was organized on 17th August, 2019. The workshop aimed at training the teachers with the methods for developing and strengthening the reading and comprehension skills of children. The resource person Nitika Das Gupta was the Subject Matter Expert, and was introduced by Nishi Khosla from Scholastic. The two hours session with the Pre-Primary and the Primary teachers highlighted the need to develop reading and comprehension using challenging close reading material on exciting fiction and non-fiction topics. The training session proved to be very fruitful as it helped teachers to learn certain new techniques that will come in handy in the English Classes.
‘Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.”
Keeping this in mind, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School organised a session on “Menstrual Cycle and Hygiene Management” for the girls of Classes VI to X on 20th August’19 which was an initiative of Global Hunt Foundation and conducted by Ms. Chitra. The purpose of the talkwas to remove the taboo that is associated with periods and also make the girls aware about menstrual cycle. The session focused upon the importance of maintaining hygiene during menstruation. The girls found the session to be quite informative and had a series of questions they wanted an answer to.
A workshop on ’Humanoid Robot’ for the students of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School was conducted on 18th and 19th Aug’19 by ‘Vigyantram’ – an IIT Bombay pioneering tech congregation. It was a two-day workshop for the students. On the first day an expert from Vigyantram team, Mr. Pavan Kumar explained the students about humanoid, its advantages in different fields, the basic parts required to make a humanoid, etc. After a brief session the students were given the kit to assemble their own humanoid robots which they configured with the help of the expert.
On the second day the students were first elaborated about the coding of humanoid robots, the testing of humanoid, finding the central value of all the servos that were required for the movement of humanoid. At last the students were able to make their own humanoid which could walk, nod and could wish (Namaste) which was a tech-treat for all.
At the end of the workshop a small test was taken by the experts to select the students for the grand finale at IIT Bombay. The result is awaited. The selected students would get a chance to participate in various robotics events at IIT Bombay.
English Literary Fest at Wynberg Allen School
“Winning is the habit of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow.” This was a remark from one of our parents which gave us an immense sense of joy. SAJS, Lucknow got to hear this on August 17,2019 when our team stood first in an Interschool Spelling Bee Competition at Wynberg Allen School Mussorie.
Wynberg Allen School, Mussorie organized a Literary Fest named, ’Le Mot Juste in which twenty schools across India participated. It was an Interschool competition having events like English Debate, Story Telling, Poetry Writing, Spelling Bee, Hindi Debate, etc. There were various categories as per the class of the participant. SAJS, Lucknow also participated in two categories – Story Telling and Spelling Bee.
In story-telling, our team had three participants, Itisha Singh(IX-C), Mihir Tandon(VIII-A) and Soumya Pandey(VI-A). There were fifteen to twenty participants in each division. Our students gave a tough competition to them and Mihir got the recognition for Most Promising Speaker.
In the Spelling Bee competition, Devanshi Mohan(IX-A), Sanskar Singh(VII-A) and Tanmay Srivastava(V-A) were in the team. Devanshi from Division 3 was competing with the students of classes IX-XII. There were approximately thirty participants, out of which she was the top scorer(19/20) in the first round. In the finals there were only six children of different schools, Devanshi gave the maximum number of answers in all the categories which were- Jumbled Jargon, Amazing Anagrams, Take a Pick and Rapid Fire. Devanshi finally stood first after winning the tie breaker against a child from Doon International School.
At Seth Anandram Jaipuria School sports is an important part of the curriculum as it helps a child to be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually fit. On August 14th our school organised a “Freedom Run” 2019 on the occasion of Independence Day, in collaboration with Arun’s Pathshala, a physical fitness group of Lucknow, The objective behind the event was to spread fitness awareness amongst our students. All the participants participated enthusiastically with a spirit of oneness and unity. The run started from Sushant Golf City entrance till our School premises. It was a 2.1 kilometre run.
Dr. A.K Mishra kindly graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the event. Dr. Mishra is an OPS Board certified plastic surgeon. He has many more feathers to his cap. He is the Managing Director and head of Plastic Surgery Department. He is a member of SIPS Super Speciality Hospital. He is the Secretary, SRRE Welfare Society. He is also the Project Director, Smile Train (U.S.A). He motivated the students by participating in the Run.
He addressed the students and members and spoke to them about health and fitness. The Run concluded with a health drink which was quite refreshing. It was a fun-fulfilled and exciting morning. The Principal proposed a vote of thanks and appreciated the initiative taken by our sports teachers.
“We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world”
– Lal Bhadur Shastri
It was a red letter day in the history of India when the country got her freedom on August 15, 1947. It took hundreds of years for us to break shackles of slavery. People of the country celebrate this national festival every year with great pomp and show.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, celebrated the 73rd Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who contributed significantly and fought for the independence of India. The celebration was presided over by the Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, Headmaster, Mr. Pankaj Rathore and Headmistress, Ms. Monika Taneja.
The day started with a speech in English by Shivika Tiwari (X) and a hindi speech by Suryansh (IX). It was followed by the Investiture ceremony whichsignified the reliance and confidence that the school consigns in the newly appointed council members. Krishna Tulsyan, Head Boy and Khushi Yadav, Head Girl along with other council members, donning the mantle of accountability, pledged to bestow their duties to the best of their abilities. They were conferred with badges bythe Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, Headmaster, Mr. Pankaj Rathore and Headmistress, Ms. Monika Taneja.
A poem titled- Sankalp was recited by the students of class V. A skit was staged where students were dressed as freedom fighters . A medley of patriotic songs filled the audience’s heart with pride and added a patriotic touch to the celebrations.
India is rich in it’s diversity of food, dress, language, music and dance. To celebrate this diversity we organized a Dance Pageant from four different states of India.The fun filled extravaganza offered folk dance forms of – Punjab, Mizoram, Gujarat and Bengal.The vivacious dancers set the floor on fire with their energetic performances. Students wore colorful ethnic attires and showed their talents with excellent performances and enthralled the audience with their expressions and moves. Narmada house bagged the First position with Godavari at the second position. Third place went to Krishna.
Ms. Poonam Kochitty, congratulated the new council and admonished them to be impartial and honest in discharging their duties. She also exhorted them to uphold the values. She reminded them that with position comes responsibility towards themselves, their school and peers and struggles help one to achieve heights.
Ms. Poonam Kochitty, told the students about the supreme sacrifice the great martyrs who gave their lives for the sake of freedom. She also said that the freedom was very precious and it was very necessary to preserve it. Mr. Pankaj Rathore, proposed the vote of thanks. The day concluded with the National Anthem.
RAKSHA BANDHAN CELEBRATIONS- Our real brothers…….
This year the Pre-primary section celebrated the festival Raksha Bandhan in a unique way. They wanted to honor our soldiers, our real brothers who protect us from enemies and attacks. The children along with their teachers visited 11 GORKHA RIFLES WAR MEMORIAL to tie rakhi on the wrist of soldiers. They came to know the importance of the festival’ and were extremely happy to tie Rakhi on the wrist of our fearless soldiers. The children were overjoyed and they thanked the soldiers for protecting all of us, which was an emotional moment to witness. Everybody was then provided with refreshments which was arranged by the army people. Finally, the kids came back to school and went home with a heart full of gratitude and memories that will remain with them forever.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
-“Think about our past and resolve to build a better future for our country!”
With the school all bedecked in tricolors, and the little ones attired in colorful clothes, there was excitement and patriotic fervor in the air. On this promising note, the students of Pre-Primary and grade 1 gathered in the Assembly Hall to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day.
Grade Nursery recited a poem ‘Desh Mere Desh’ with great enthusiasm. Grade KG – recited a rhyme on the importance of 15th August. Several children dressed up as freedom fighters, Rani Laxmi Bai, Sarojini Naidu and many more, and spoke a few lines depicting their love for their country. Our Pre-Nursery toddlers dressed up as citizens of the different states of India to depict the diverse culture of our great Nation. The brief program concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.