We, at Presidium, believe in bridging every gap requisite to foster excellence in education. Apart from various educational workshops for students, many qualitative workshops are organised for our management staff like the 3-day leadership program on ‘Preparing leaders for the future learning society’. This program was conducted by Prof. Handoo at India International Centre from 19th to 21st June with the guidance of Dr. Arora, Maj Gen Dhir, Ms. Nidhi Sirohi, Ms. Neera Mathur, Mr. Balasubramanium, Dr. Avtar Singh and Mr. Vikram Dutt. Around 50 Heads of schools across the country were present for the same. Various assignments based on SWOT Analysis, Teaching Aptitude Test, Your leadership style, spiritually centered leadership, ten traits of successful Principals, The right to lead and POCSO Act 2012 served as an appetizer to this training session.
In addition to the informative sessions on Current approaches to leadership, changing roles of school Principals, Developing resonant leadership in schools, 21st century schools, Vision to action in Education, Disciplinary procedure-dealing with delinquent employee, Leadership styles and pragmatic leadership, Top qualities of a Principal and POCSO Act, there were interesting interaction and meaningful sharing sessions within the learned team members. In-fact, various case studies related to real life situations were taken up wherein everyone discussed and worked out common solutions. It was realised that Presidium is heading in right direction, rather more streamlined than other schools. Overall, the sessions were really informative and empowered everybody to perform better in order to take their institutions to the next level.
Presidians rejoiced an adventurous expedition to Ranichauri! It was a five-day trip from 29th May to 2nd June for senior grade students. The activities like group energizers, rappelling, rock climbing, valley crossing, flying fox, trekking using map and compass, trust games, open communication and river rafting made this trip a thrilling experience and also helped students to develop necessary skills like communication, self-confidence, problem solving and most importantly trust factor among team members. A reflection session held on the last night in the camp; wherein students wrote their trip experience. And, students returned with so many memorable moments and exciting experiences. A special mention to instructors who handled the students very well and parted knowledge about everything beautifully through nature!
Presidium is rejoicing moments of pride in a sequence! Our budding gymnasts from Presidium Ashok Vihar - Jeha Gupta of VII-E, Chhaya Jain of VI-G, Mahi Gupta of V-D and Sukriti aggarwal of IX-A have secured III position in CBSE Gymnastic National Championship 2015 - U 15 Category, which was held in Rishikul Vidyapeeth Sonipat, Haryana from 8th to 11th May, 2015, among 200 competitive participants from 25 different schools across India. Good going, girls! More power to you!
Presidium gives credence to the guiding philosophy 'Be What You Want To Be' fostering students to be leaders of tomorrow. In addition to the freedom to follow their dreams, we also instil true values in them by providing them charge of responsibilities at Investiture Ceremony. Like every year, Investiture Ceremony was held with much zeal and enthusiasm in every branch. Selected students were honoured with their respective badges, each serving to remind leaders about the bag of responsibilities they will be holding for the academic year. Our chairperson, Mrs Sudha Gupta, also shared words of wisdom with students for appreciating and encouraging them to put in honest efforts for every endeavour and become an inspiration for others. Also, the newly appointed incharges expressed their gratitude and took an oath to follow their duties with complete loyalty. We hope you all will uphold the values of school and will mark new milestones following the chain of responsibilities. Best of luck, guys!
Kudos to our first batch of young brilliant minds of Grade 12 for astounding Board results! We are feeling extremely proud to share that 21% out of 85 Presidians have brought laurels by scoring an aggregate of above 90% and 46 out of 85 have scored above 90 in English. Our super-achiever, Puneeta Agarwal , scored a perfect 100 in Accounts! Our awesome School toppers are Saloni Goyal, Jaisal Kalra and Vanshika Pahwa, who scored an aggregate of 95%.
Presidians marked an impressive beginning by achieving great scores in all subjects including English - 96; Accounts - 100; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, and Political Science - 95; Biology and Computer Science - 94; Psychology - 92.
Congratulations to all students, teachers and parents for their hard work!!
Mrs. Sudha Gupta, our chairperson presented her views and vision about the key contributors of a sound career including Education for Life and Holistic Development during the evening programme 'Baatein Career Ki' of DD News on Sunday 17th May, 2015 at 5:00 pm. She encouraged the youth for making world a better place. Our VP academics, Mrs. Alka, also joined her for the interview. And, excerpts of the World Dance Day celebration at Presidium were telecasted at the end.
A moment of glory for Presidium!
Our young Presidian, Rakshit Singhal, has been nominated to attend the Young Entrepreneurs Summit to be held at Mumbai. Impressed with his leadership potential which he has demonstrated in the 'Young Global Leaders Programme' at the US Embassy last year, he has been nominated for the summit. Congratulations Rakshit! Shine at the summit!
We, at Presidium, believe that "Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more." Proving this statement true, our budding champs won the II Inter School Chess Championship held on 9th and 10th May, 2015. It was truly a remarkable win. The achievements follow as: Prabhav Aggarwal of Grade V secured 1st position in Under-9 Category; Arjun Dube of Grade I and Saanvi of Grade IV secured 2nd position in Under-9 Boys and Girls Category respectively; Aaryan Sharma of Grade VII, Vinayak Verma of Grade V and Kushagra Sharma of Grade V secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd position in Under-11 category respectively; Prachi and Aadya Garg of Grade Vth secured 2nd and 3rd position in Under-11 Girls Category. Last but not least, Agrima Sharma and Dhairya Gupta secured 2nd and 3rd position in Under-14 Girls and Boys Category respectively. Congratulations champions, we are proud of you all!
The Academic Leadership from all the branches of Presidium, attended an informative CBSE empanelled Teachers Training program at Moolchand Hospital on 8 April, which was hosted by Expressions India. Emphasising on concepts like 'Life skills', 'Values Education' and 'School Wellness', the program was facilitated by Dr. Jitendra Nagpal and Mrs Usha Anand. Faculties from some of the major schools all over India participated in this significant gathering.
In what could be said to be a moment of immense pride for Presidium, our young Presidians, Rakshit Singhal of Presidium Ashok Vihar and Prarthita Nath of Gurgaon Senior, have been invited to attend the renowned Alma Global Challenge Programme at Michigan to be held in June, 2015 with full scholarship. Moreover, our eager beaver Rakshit has also been nominated to attend the Young Entrepreneurs Summit in Mumbai. Rakshit's stupendous leadership qualities had impressed everyone at the 'Young Global Leaders Programme' held in the US Embassy last year. Recognizing his immense potential he has been invited to attend both the coveted programmes this year. The Alma Global Challenge is a United Nations Security Council crisis simulation for addressing topics which are of international concern such as Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ebola outbreak in Africa, the devastating effects of climate change and more. Student delegates from various countries will be participating in this challenge. Together they will draft resolutions to solve the ongoing crisis. Earnest Rakshit will have an opportunity to be a part of the renowned Alma College Model UN Team, which has been declared as the 'Outstanding Delegation' for 18 years in a row at NMUN. Carry on Presidians! May you excel!