Monday, February 13, 2017

Republic Day Celebrations 2017

16 Jan 2017

The Republic Day at school was celebrated by the children with enthusiasm.

The school Head Boy conducted the entire ceremony with calm dignity.

It was wonderful to see the confidence the children exhibited during the entire ceremony!

KFFL Workshop

Jan 2017

KFFL, KPMG Family For Literacy, volunteers had a wonderful hands on session with our students.

They helped our children enjoy the library! :-)

Our loving thanks to KFFL Volunteers as always. KFFL volunteers regularly work with our children to help them love reading, enjoying and comprehending story books. When a child loves to read and understand by himself, it will be easier for the child to read and understand text books by himself.

KFFL is doing a great job towards our students literacy. 

The Library initiative is called the "Hippocampus". All the children are checked for their reading and comprehension skills regularly and are helped along to higher levels by the volunteers.

LKG Admissions 2017

9th to 12th Feb 2017

LKG admissions were started for 2017-18 batch.

As always, the admission process has been meticulously followed:

  • Families earning less than Rs 8000.00 per month (USD 119; SGD 169; 112 Euros) were invited to fill in application forms.
  • Teachers and staff completed house visits to check if the household income was less than Rs 8000 per month. 
  • The final check was done by the Committee members to ensure that we were reaching out to the most underprivileged children.
Ana and Ramesh with Preethi and her Mom. They live in a hut next to the beach.

With Raabiya, a lovely quite child, whose Mom is a home maker. Her Father sells flowers to make a living.

Nithisha sitting in a yoga pose (next to Ana) will join our school soon. Her father is a daily labourer, earning around Rs 6000 as a painter.

Area around Mukeshwari's house

Yoga Teacher Mr Vajaravelu (blue shirt), Math teacher Mr Abdul (blue stripped T shirt), Admin Mr Ramesh (white T shirt) visiting Mukeshwari's house.

This 1 room house is typical of most of the parents of our students. They are mostly bare of furniture, with just the bare essentials. The TV is a free gift by the government!

Admin Mr Ramesh, Yoga Teacher Mr Vajaravelu and Math Teacher Mr Abdul on the house visits.

With Shabana, who will join our school soon! Her father is a daily labour cook and her mother is a homemaker. 

Farhana (smiling in the black dress) is 8 years old and has dropped out of school after class 1, as her parents are too poor. 

Nandini's father is a book binder and lives on daily wages, while her mom is a home maker.

Sharmila's father is a daily wages painter, and her mom helps with the income by helping with house work.

Toast Masters Workshop 11th Feb

18th Feb 2017

The 8th session of the Toast Masters as reported by our teacher:

*This was the eighth session, The session started with a recap.

Rahul of class VIII gave a introduction speech.

As a part of this educational session, the topic covered was how the body language is important and the concepts like facial expressions, gesture, whole body movement play an important role in communication.

Type of eye contact - light house effect
Facial expression -  happiness, sad, anger, surprised / fear. 
Gesture - three types conveyed conventional (symbol/ word)by two parts of the body using hand and legs, descriptive gesture (height / size) emotional (feelings)
Whole body movement -start with your posture.

Students shared their improvement from the last session.

To improve the speaking skills:
Skills 20% speaking in front of the mirror.
Find feedback from others.

Students speeches were evaluated by Sabita ma'am, subha and Abdul.

Students were selected for next week speech.

11th Feb 2017

Toast Masters have been conducting regular sessions. This being the 7th session.

They have been doing great service in bringing up the oratorical capabilities of our students.

Today's session as reported by Mr Abdul, Maths teacher:

        Please find the attachment  of report regarding seventh session of the Toast master program.

  • The program started with a recap of the last week session, the students were questioned about the CPL course.
  • Then the session was started by Mr.Subu with a game - the title of the session was the "importance of Vocabulary".
  • Some easy methods to improve vocabulary were discussed.
  • Some games relating to the vocabulary development was conducted. Students were very interested and involved in today's session. 
  • Methods to be followed for conducting a speech were discussed.
  • After the break, "speech sessions" started students were allotted for each role as TMOD, Timer, Grammarian, "ah counter" and Evaluator.
  • There were totally 8 speakers among the students. Akshaya of Class X was selected as a good speaker and Vishwa of Class X was given Best evaluator.
  •  Students were informed to prepare for the next session, students were asked to prepare for a story by their own.
- Abdul Kather.

Session with class X