To engage mothers with the school, a fancy-dress competition was organised on 14th May 2019 on Mother’s Day.
The mothers had to be creative and dress up as anyone or anything. They had to take to the stage and introduce themselves in one minute.
The programme started with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, Coordinator Mr. Pankaj Rathore and the Headmistress Mrs. Monika Taneja. Later a beautiful rendition on mothers was presented by the music teachers of the school.
The mothers were dressed according to the categories-c Creative Outfit, Funniest Outfit, Scariest Outfit, Best Dressed and Best Idea. All the mothers were judged on the basis of selection of character, creativity of the costume, dialogue delivery and expression, and overall presentation.
The winners for the best dressed category:
- The first position was bagged by Major Soumita Ganguly, mother of Shreya Ganguly of II A who was dressed as the “Nawab ki begum”
- Second position was bagged by Mrs Vandana Singh, mother of Virika Singh, a student of IV B was dressed as a Queen. She felt that every woman, mother, wife, sister and daughter want to be treated as a queen.
The winner for the Scariest Outfit was Mrs. Kanika Lamba, mother of Advik Choudhary of I A was dressed as a spider lady.
The winner of the Funniest Outfit was Mrs. Upma Singh, mother of Adhip of V B and Ahan III A was dressed as a Santa Claus.
The winner of the most Creative Outfit was Mrs. Shubhangi, mother of Spandan Srivastava of I AWho in acted the role of a Wicked Witch
The winner of the Best Innovative Idea was Mrs. Savita Sharma, mother of Aryan Sharma of I A who was dressed the Ganga River
My dear one Waniya Ayah Khan of Class Nursery really enjoys coming to school, the reason being several activities organized by the school. Activities like “Catch for the day” help students to learn about new things in a fun way. This activity was a creative way of letting students and their mothers spend quality time together on a hot summer day. The school really puts in the efforts to organize events which make the parenting bond stronger and brings students as well as their parents out of their shell. I personally have never experienced this in any other school before. The school team encourages mothers to participate in such events, which brings back their childhood. I being anintrovert never opened up in public or discovered my hidden talent of dancing. After becoming a mother we almost forget our inner self. We start living for others and fulfilling our responsibilities. We don’t have time for ourselves to enjoy with our kids. These are some memories created by the School which will be with me forever. I as a mother, really thank the school for such a beautiful morning.
M/o Waniya Ayah Khan
CATCH FOR THE DAY CELEBRATION (PRE-PRIMARY)
Saturday 11th May saw one of the most exciting activities we have ever had with the Pre-Primary. We at Jaipuria believe in experiential learning as well as in parental engagement. An innovative activity “Catch for the day” was organized to create some fun and excitement for both the kids and mothers. Summer season means happy times and holidays to different locations. We chose to give the kids a taste of coastal India. “Fisherman and Fisherwoman of different coastal areas” was the theme. The day started with the mothers and pre-primary children being welcomed by their class teachers. They were then formally welcomed by the Headmistress Mrs.Monika and Principal Mrs.PoonamKochitty. The children looked adorable in their creative costumes. A Garland Making Competition was held in which mothers with their little ones had to make a garland with Marigold flowers, Ashoka leaves & Daisy flowers within a time limit. Next activity was “Catching the fish” using magnetic fishing rods. Coconut water, Bhelpuri and ice-cream stalls were also set up to re-create the beach side. The children got tattoos of coastal animals painted on their hands along with their mothers. The mothers danced with their little ones to the tunes of Maharashtrian and other Folk music and walked the ramp.
Finally they posed for selfies at the selfie corner comprising of the ocean, a boat and fishing nets as props to enhance the effect. The children learnt about coastal regions and fishing as an occupation, the dress that fishermen and women wear. The participating mothers also had a blast. They expressed their delight and gratitude to the school for giving them such a joyful fun-filled morning with the kids.
All India Exhibition Bus Campaign
‘Mera Bharat Swarnim Bharat’ bus yatra which started in the year 2017, took a halt at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School on 11th May’ 19. The aim of this campaign is to ignite the youth to achieve a glorious India through seminars and lectures in schools and colleges and mobile exhibitions and road rallies for the general public.
In association with a team from the ‘Brahma Kumaris’ the session organised in the school was for the students of classes 8th to 10th . The resource person Mr. Vibhor encouraged the children to discover the Hero within themselves and put forth three strategies for the same-Cleanliness, Positivity and Meditation. He said that since our mind is like an ocean and thoughts keep coming in likes the waves, therefore we should only focus on positive thoughts. He emphasised on the power of visualization and said that the dreams that we see with open eyes always come true.
He stated that we should happily accept the role given to us by the almighty and not complain of the situations and circumstances that we face in our real-life.
The children took a pledge of being truthful and respectful towards women. They also promised to keep the nation clean and work for strengthening the unity and integrity of the nation.
We convey our sincere thanks to the mother of Tanmay Srivastava, Ms. Rakhi Srivastava for all her efforts in arranging this informative session.
Elect to Select
Just prior to the Election date of 7th May, the Pre – Primary kids were given an activity based lesson on democracy, citizenship and voting. They made hand cut outs with ink mark on the index finger. This was their take away to send a message to their parents to remember their duty to vote. The little ones also went around from class to class asking all to convey the same message to their family members The young Jaipurians were asked to pick their favorite color chits from one box and drop it in the other box. This activity helped them to understand the election procedure in a simple way and at an early age. They also motivated teachers and other staff members to vote, and went around with a slogan ‘Shape Tomorrow by Voting Today’.
This was a great lesson on responsible citizen ship.
The session started on a high note with events like ‘Star Student Awards’, ‘Bibliophile Week’ and ‘Night Sky Observation’. To keep up with the energetic spirit, ‘Jaipuria’s Got Talent’ was organized on 28th of April. This is an annual event which is organized to tap the budding talents. It gives a platform to the new students to showcase their talents.
On 28th April the students rocked the stage with their scintillating performances. It was amazing to see their confidence and lack of inhibition. The dances, songs, recitation and role play stole the show.
Some of the proud participants were DivyanshSahu, a child prodigy, from class II A, with his Tabla Recital, Rayan, II B with his melodious Guitar Tunes while Abhishree, Jhanvi Gupta, AnshikaSahu ( V A), Prakhar ( V B) and Manya ( IV B) set the stage on fire with their delightful dance performances. On the other hand singers like Avika (IV B) won the hearts of the audience with their soulful singing.
The anchoring was done by Shruti, Itisha and Vedika. The photography of the event was done by Ayush Jain and Siddhartha. On the keyboard was Saksham Srivastava from class X.
This event has given us an insight into the talent to be tapped and help students to reach greater heights.
Women’s Cyclothon organised by Seth Anandram Jaipuria on Saturday, 4th May 2019 was an event that drew a heartening response from mothers. Their enthusiasm and excitement to participate was visible as they assembled in the school complex at 6.30 in the morning. As the registrations began, the mothers seem to give the message that ‘if you are young at heart, age is just a number’. Ms. Shipra Singh an internationally recognised cyclist, a marathoner and fitness enthusiast was the Chief Guest for this event. Her stupendous record in cycling is all the more commendable since she took up this sport just 2 years back. Ms. Shipra Singh has completed a series of BRM 200k, 300k, 400k and 600k and earned the title of Super Randonneur. She helped boost the confidence of the 21 super excited participants who covered a distance of 5km that started from the school premises. Egged on by supportive fathers and cheering children,the cyclothon was completed by all the participants. But it was our delighted mothers Mrs Richa Mishra, Mrs Pooja Bhaskar and Mrs Pooja Deshwal who eventually bagged the 1 st ,2 nd and 3 rd positions respectively. Joy and a sense of achievement on the faces of participants made this event worthwhile. And we hope that it will encourage mothers to take care of themselves and engage in regular fitness activities. Cyclothon was superbly conducted by Mr Yogesh and Amulya, the sports teachers and there are more such events lined up to engage the parents.
A Microsoft training workshop on O365, Sway & Microsoft Courses was taken up by Ms.Reetu Pandey, the IT Head, on 4th May. The workshop was attended by all the SAJS staff members.
She spoke about Skype sessions & skype resource people, virtual tours which teachers of all subjects should search and engage their classes in. She urged the teachers to devote time & to undertake more courses to earn badges. This would enable the school to become a Microsoft Showcase School.
It was an amazing workshop. Ms. Reetu has started the ball rolling and now its upto the teachers to make the most of the opportunities that technology has to offer.