LEADERS OF TOMORROW CROWNED AT THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY
The Investiture Ceremony, 2016, witnessed the young Presidians being honoured with prestigious positions in the school’s Student Council by the Hon’ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta and the Presidium family. She congratulated the students, teachers and the parents on the joyous occasion and extended warm wishes to the students for a bright year ahead.
At the ceremony, some of the coveted titles bestowed upon the students were - School Head Girl, Head Boy, Cultural Head, Sports Head, President Social Cause, Club Presidents and their respective councils. At the event, Junior School Council was also felicitated, thus giving learning and leadership opportunities at an even younger age. Presidians received the new roles and responsibilities with grace and dignity. The charismatic oath instilled confidence on their intention and capabilities. The decorated badges filled their hearts with both joy and gratitude towards their parents, teachers and school.
PRESIDIANS SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF LOVE AND KINDNESS ON EID
On the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-fitr, Presidians came together to celebrate the festival with their friends and teachers. The glorious festival marks the beginning of rejoicing and feasting after a month long fasting and offerings of spiritual devotion to the almighty. The essence of Eid lies in acknowledging the superiority of the spiritual realm over the physical realm. Special assembly was organised, wherein the significance of the holy festival of Eid was shared with students. They exchanged warm wishes with each other and rejoiced over the spirit of Eid which marks a convivial celebration of brotherhood, humanity, and kindness for all beings.
Presidium welcomes its dear students after the summer vacations
We welcome our dear students after the summer vacations. Presidians are all set to start yet another term of exciting learning opportunities after a long break.
Mrs. Gupta’s Motivating Workshop on “Curriculum for Being” for Teachers
Mrs. Gupta believes that “To create an extraordinary life for our future generations, the education system and schools need to adopt the 'Curriculum for Being' and focus on emotional development in children”. As teachers lay the foundation for students' future, educating them on the concept of curriculum for being is the path towards enhancing the emotional quotient of students. With the belief that emotional strength is the mother of all life skills, an enriching workshop was conducted by her for the Presidium teachers, wherein, she highlighted that positive attitude and emotional strength will define the ability to stand strong through challenging times in life and also open the possibility to put to use the learnt skills to deal with situations. Living life with an optimistic outlook and 'never give up' approach can bring remarkable results. She further shared her five powerful mantras to accomplish that very 'positive attitude'.
During the session, the teachers agreed that “self belief and the attitude of 'I Can' play a greater role than IQ. Life has its ups and downs, but no matter what, emotional strength is the key to emerge triumphant. The mantras proved to be magically inspiring for the teachers and a treasured knowledge bank that they would pass on to their students year after year to help them achieve their highest potential.
PRESIDIANS EXPLORE, DISCOVER & LEARN ON THE TREK TO NAGTIBBA
Outdoor trips and treks when combined with leadership centric and challenging adventure activities are not just fun but also result in building the students’ personality; enhancing team spirit; inculcating leadership qualities; and encouraging self exploration. That is exactly what the trek to the 3022 metres high peak of lesser Himalayan region, Nagtibba, Uttarakhand, offered to our students this summer.
The trip was chock-a-block with various exciting activities like rock climbing, rappelling, trekking to green forest, team bonding games, and goal setting exercises. They also learnt about the rural environment and the life style of the villagers. The trip was an enriching experience for the students as they learnt to deal with real life situations, take responsibility and initiative for the benefit of the members of their community.
CREATIVE TEACHING-A PATHWAY TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
An enriching and informative workshop on ‘Teaching-Learning Processes’ was conducted by Mr. Palety, Chief Executive of C Fore, a multidisciplinary research organisation which specializes in election surveys, market research, opinion polls and performance appraisal of educational institutions. In the workshop, Mr. Palety talked about the importance of creativity in the field of education with the teachers of Presidium. It was established that working upon the creative faculty of children can lead to academic excellence. Emphasis was also laid on innovative teaching methods, such as ‘Team Learning’, ‘Collaborative Learning’ and various other practices being followed across the globe in the field of education. The positive relation between creativity and academic achievement is a significant lesson for the education fraternity and an important guiding light for developing teaching methodologies for new age India.
TEACHER TRAINING KEY IN RAISING LEADERS
Teachers build the capacities and capabilities of students. A teacher’s empowerment directly reflects on students’ learning. Following this principle, our teachers ensure that they continue to learn to be able to teach better. This summer they undertook enriching and knowledgeable workshops with a series of discussions, interactions and video presentations so as to augment their ability in identifying different ways in which they can fortify students’ strength and raise them as future leaders. Such well-designed training programmes lead to enhanced teaching-learning process inside and outside the classrooms. The teachers also recognise that their role is not limited to the cognitive development of the student, but they also play a crucial role in the emotional development and psychological wellbeing of the child. These workshops pay special attention towards enhancing their expertise in motivating and counselling students and pave the way for shaping powerful leaders and successful achievers.
Presidians Explore Paris with Host Families on an Exchange Trip
Presidians undertook a journey to the city of lights-Paris, for gaining global exposure and building cultural awareness as a part of an international exchange program organized by the school. The experiences and interactions of our students with their host families gave them a taste of the rich French culture and its diversity, while building lasting relationships with their new friends. The warmth and hospitality of the host families built a sense of respect and appreciation for the beautiful nation and its people in our students. They realized that despite the geographical distances and differences of culture, traditions and customs, we are still connected with one common thread, i.e. humanity.
The trip also provided our students opportunities to tour some of the major attractions of the city and witness the grandeur of the architectural icons of Paris, like the ‘Eiffel Tower’. They admired the incredible artistic treasures at the grand Art Museum in Rouen. Presidians also took a fun-filled trip to Disneyland and also experienced the rich biodiversity of the Amazon forests through a panoramic exhibition at the Seine museum. It was indeed an enriching and rewarding experience for the students, who explored a new land, language and culture.
PRESIDIANS ACHIEVE EXCELLENT SCORES IN GRADE 10 BOARDS
We are proud to announce that our young achievers of Grade 10, from Presidium, have scored outstanding results in Boards, for the academic session 2015-16.
The results are as follows:
* From Ashok Vihar, 34 out of 106, i.e. 32% students have topped the boards with a CGPA of 10.
* From Indirapuram, 81 out of 138, i.e. 59% students have topped the boards with a CGPA of 10.
* From Gurgaon, 17 out of 66, i.e. 26% students have topped the boards with a CGPA of 10.
Three cheers for our young geniuses. We are proud of you!
PRESIDIANS EXPLORE SPACE LEADERSHIP AT NASA
Presidians got the amazing chance to explore the world of space on a trip to the world renowned centre for Aeronautics and Aerospace research- NASA, at Florida, USA. Visit to the Kennedy Space Centre proved to be a wonderful experience for the students. The historic spacecrafts at the centre tell the splendid story of NASA’s incredible 30 years Space Shuttle Program and builds confidence on its bold future plans for deep space exploration. The students not just got the opportunity to explore the world’s no. 1 Space centre but they also gained an insight into the scientific research and use of technology for exploring the unlimited and unending dimensions of space and the universe.
They had the opportunity of discovering the beautiful land of America, a nation which is a huge melting pot of diverse cultures and ethnicities. During the trip they visited the wonderful scenic Sea World, the magical Disneyland, and the adventurous Universal studios. They also witnessed the mesmerizing beauty of the Niagra Falls. The trip ended with a visit to the colossal neoclassical sculpture of the Statue of liberty. The trip proved to be an extraordinary experience for the students where they learnt about the cultures and traditions of America, a nation with beautiful scenic backdrops, and architectural extravaganza.