APPRECIATION AND CELEBRATION FOR PRESIDIUM AT MARVEL AWARDS PARTY
Celebrating the culmination of a year of amazing work, Marvel Group hosted the awards party at Siri Fort auditorium to acknowledge the wonderful efforts of all the people who have made a difference. The red carpet welcome to the guests was nothing less than an all celebrity Oscar’s award party. Walking on the red carpet already gave an idea of the Big Bang in stored for the day.
Much like every year, the enthusiasm amongst the staff was commendable and gave a new spirit into the aura of the auditorium. The cheerleaders with their props and whistles and our wonderful comparers made sure that the audience was entertained and engaged.
Presidium is a school where teaching is about nurturing the Leaders of tomorrow and while catering our students, our teachers and staff members play a precious role. This is the time to rejoice all the efforts and appreciate their work.
The event started with an interesting presentation by honorable Mrs Sudha Gupta educating all present about the growing graph of Marvel Group in various avenues of education, hospitality, healthcare, infrastructure and more. The aims and visionary of the group is much to applaud for and gave a proud feeling to everyone associated with it. The event continued with the awards and accolades on various segments such as business, academics, administration, IT, accounts, and more. Also the individual brands under Marvel Group such as Adiva, Sparsh and The Knowledge Tree were equally awarded for their efforts to extend the Marvel family to various levels.
• Best branch trophy Presidium in All around performance came to Ashok Vihar branch.
• Best branch trophy Mother’s Pride in All around performance came in the kitty of Punjabi Bagh.
• Best branch trophy Junior in All around performance was awarded to Narela branch.
There were several awards for Star performers, Best Profiles, etc, etc.
Our anchors kept the momentum and brought a new thrill with their engaging conversations. All this was accompanied with the breathtaking performances by our talented dancers from different Presidium and Mothers Pride branches, which raised the entertainment quotient manifolds. The best dance performance trophy came in the kitty of Mothers Pride Deepali branch.
Stage was set for the Fashion Show organized by The Knowledge Tree training academy which brought the spirits of everyone to a new high the beautiful divas walking the ramp made the event a success. The healthy competition shown by the participants made it difficult for the judges to decide the winner. No wonder How can you choose beauty, when every woman is beautiful her own way.
The judges chose Miss Knowledge Tree- as Priyanka Joshi from Punjabi Bagh
It was all the more special for our aspirants at The Knowledge Tree, it was also the convocation day for the current session and their education with ‘The Knowledge Tree’ training academy; and it was time to step into the world of their own with the learning and skills acquired in the academy. It was another league trained and set free to bring about the transformation of education. Everyone was awarded with their certificates by Mrs Sudha Gupta who profoundly looked proud at our uniquely trained batch.
Everything was beautifully taken care of from decorations to arrangements and as the humongous celebration came to an end, it left the memories of another beautiful evening in the lives of many and raised the hopes for many more to come.
PRESIDIANS SAFARI TO THE JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Another triumph of learning with fun began when 156 students and 15 teachers of Presidium Senior Secondary School started their journey to the Jim Corbett National Park. These yearly trips to exotic locations and places are a part of providing integrated learning and fun to our students in order to enable them to think and experience beyond the four walls of the classroom.
All the students looked equally thrilled and excited about the trip and had lot of fun during their long journey. After the lunch stopover at Manu Maharani, the children were taken to Corbett Museum to revisit the life of Edward James (Jim) Corbett who left this beautiful place to all the wildlife lovers. Thereafter they visited the Garjia Temple, situated on the elevation of a huge rock in midst of River Kosi, Ramnagar.
The next day started with Jungle Safaris where children could observe and experience various animals in the jungle. All the students enjoyed the river crossing activity as part of adventure activity followed by an Elephant ride which enhanced their fun quotient.
Thereafter children went into the lap of serene nature enjoying the sounds of water and the birds around, at Corbett Falls. The day ended with a bonfire and dancing on their favourite songs at the cottage.
The 3-day trip came to an end and Presidians returned home excited and enthusiastic to share their experience and learning with their friends and family.
CELEBRATING THE FESTIVALS OF COLORS AT PRESIDIUM
Presidians had a day of merriment and enjoyment celebrating the festival of colors. The whole school was decked up in the holi theme with colorful decorations across the school premise and the participating students were seen all dressed up in colorful attractive attires. The school organized a cultural program with loads of dance and music on the thrilling festival songs which filled the atmosphere with zeal of joy and celebrations. All the students seemed excited and joyous seeing the performances on stage.
As a festival of victory of good over evil, Presidians prepared beautiful performances depicting the Krishna-Radha holi celebration and other spiritual acts to convey the message to the audience. The main attraction was the ‘Matka-breaking ceremony’ which is an ideal way of celebrating holi in the western part of India.
The band of Presidian sung their melodious tunes wishing happiness and success to all this Holi. The whole event was a tremendous success as the colors of Holi filled the school with happiness and laughter all around.
A VISIT TO PARLIAMENT MUSEUM
On 22nd March 2014, students and teachers of Grade 12th of Presidium, Ashok Vihar got the golden opportunity to visit the Parliament Museum and Library. They were shown an enlightening documentary about Indian Freedom Struggle and various portraits of the freedom fighters. It was a mesmerizing experience that helped inculcate patriotic feelings in them.
ANNUAL SPORTS MEET HELD AT PRESIDIUM
It was the time to test the sportsman spirit! Every year Sports Day is celebrated at Presidium with great zeal and enthusiasm. A large number of students participated in the games. The athletic meet gave chance to students to test their skills and compete with each other in variety of events. The event saw young Sachins and Sanias come out on the field and perform their best. The participants took keen interest in all the events and participated enthusiastically.
The sports field was thoroughly prepared for the occasion. Victory stands were decked up and eagerly waited for the winners to mount.
The sports competitions began in earnest. There were a few track events, like the 100 meters and the 4x100 meters relay and other races such as potato race, spoon race, sack race, the blind fold race and the three legged race. Shot-Put, Discus Throw, the Javelin Throw, and Hammer Throw were also held.
Students cheered and applauded all participants. Winners were awarded Medals and Trophies by Mrs Sudha Gupta, Chairperson Presidium and Mother’s Pride. The thrill, the excitement, and the pleasure of winning were most memorable moments of the event.
PRESIDIUM ANNUAL DAY 2012 DEDICATED TO THE TEACHERS!!
Presidium, one of the best schools of the country celebrated its Annual day at Siri Fort Auditorium from 29th November to 2nd December. This event was dedicated in support of Sparsh, its NGO which works towards the welfare of the underprivileged.
To grace the mega event renowned personalities including Former Deputy Prime Minister, Shri L.K Advani Ji , Minister of Urban Development and Revenue, Shri Arvinder Singh Lovely and Former Indian Federal Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, marked their esteemed presence. Mrs. Sudha Gupta, Chairperson of Presidium and Mothers Pride and Chief mentor of Sparsh presented a cheque of Rs 51 lacs in support of the cause on behalf of the entire Presidium family. These funds will be dedicated to make each special child of Savera Special School, independent and self reliant.
This year annual days theme Teachers Touch was dedicated to Teachers and aimed at creating the leaders of tomorrow. Around 20,000 parents and grandparents witnessed the spectacular performances. The Presidium Academies actively participated to make the event a success. While, The Rhythm of the Soul and Eight Note Academies created magic through their dancing and singing performances; Out of the Box & The Next Academies took the charge to manage the stage. However, the big credit goes to The House of Lord Academy for managing the entire event.
The exemplary performances by Presidians left everyone awestruck as they performed confidently on the stage. Their vibrant costumes added spark to the incredible performances which immensely fascinated the audience.
There are many things that make Presidium a school like no other - including its Curriculum, Pedagogy, Clubs and Academies. It is based on the philosophy Be what you want to be and strongly believes that teachers, more than anybody else, shape the destiny of the next generation. Therefore, through this event Presidium honors these contributors that put in efforts to raise the future leaders.
In all, the event was a splendid success that left beautiful impressions in the minds of parents and grandparents who attended the event and experienced bouquet of emotions of happiness, tears, laughter and joy.
CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE
COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION
A two-day sexuality education workshop was organized for teachers of Presidium Senior Secondary School on 24th and 25th of January to understand the various aspects of sexual education in school. The meet was presided over by TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) which works on creating a broader public understanding about reproductive and sexual health issues. The workshop aimed at providing comprehensive sexuality education to teachers so that the teachers are trained to organize and answer various queries or concerns of students in school. As a part of Presidium Life Skills Curriculum which lays special emphasis on becoming ‘Champions of Change’, it was essential for teachers to understand the skills of handling these changes in the student.
Discussions on day- one began with expectation setting round, where questions and aspects related to sexuality were delved into. It was followed by brainstorming session where words associated with sexuality were identified and talked about. This exercise was performed in order to arrive at a common definition of sexuality. Further, members of TARSHI explained to teachers about sexual orientation and why it shouldn’t be the basis of defining a person’s personality. Several other related doubts were also clarified by the group. At the end of the day, teachers were presented with the ‘orange book’, which is a teacher’s workbook on sexuality. Out of 28 exercises mentioned in the book, teachers performed one. It educated them that sexuality is related to health, psychological, biological as well as social aspect.
On day-two, discussions concentrated on providing sexual education to youngsters. Teachers were given tips on – how to talk about sexuality with teenage students? They also explained importance and role of school in acknowledging sexual education as an important part of school’s curriculum. Also, explained the need of inviting experts and external agencies to conduct regular and on-going sexuality education sessions with various age-group / classes.
To sum it up, workshop was well designed and it dealt with almost all related issues. It proved to be very insightful for teachers, who are empowered to guide students on the subject.
CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL ’2011, A GREAT CHRISTMAS BASH FOR PRESIDIANS
Presidium Senior Secondary School organized the much awaited Christmas carnival which was the most sought after Christmas party in town for children. The Christmas festive spirit was at the hilt at the carnival. There was unlimited fun, excitement and loads of merrymaking at the fest.
Spread across two days, the carnival was celebrated at different branches of Presidium School. On 24th December (Saturday), the celebrations took place in Presidium – Indirapuram, Ashok Vihar, and Dwarka- 16B and on 25th December (Sunday), the gala event continued at– Presidium Indirapuram, Ashok Vihar, and Gurgaon-57.
The carnival gave an open invitation to not only the parents but the extended family and friends of Mother’s Pride and Presidium children, thus thousands of parents marked their presence with their near and dear ones at the carnival. There was something in stored for everyone; children and adults indulged together in several fun-filled activities enjoying the grand festive celebration.
The premises of the school were beautifully decorated in white and red Christmas theme. The carnival featured engaging and interesting activities and games like magic show, tattoo making, thrilling games like shooting and tambola, adventurous sports like flying fox, rappelling, non-stop foot tapping music, joy rides and slides, etc for visitors of every age group. Santa Clauses on the ground danced on the Christmas tunes with children and distributed free candies to them. Some of the highlights of the carnival were drummers, jugglers, stilt walkers and bell ringers.
The real show stealers were the dynamic performances of Presidium and Mother’s Pride children. Presidium’s in-house choir group song and played Christmas carols, a must to complete Christmas celebration. There were other exciting performances by students, who enthralled everyone with their grooves and moves.
There were also mouthwatering and lip-smacking foods available at the food stalls. It offered variety of cuisines to the food lovers’ including mughlai, Italian, Fast food, Dominos Pizzas, etc. The food options surely satisfied the digestive thrill of everyone grabbing their favorites from the stalls. Visitors also enjoyed shopping at varied stalls under the basking sun. DJ playing at the background added some more fun for the children and parents.
Altogether, it was a fun-filled day for the entire Marvel family where parents and children enjoyed the Christmas fiesta.
AN UNFORGETTABLE TRIP TO CHOKI DHANI
Presidium Senior Secondary School organizes trips for the students to the places of cultural and historical significance. These trips are excellent means for providing combined learning and fun to students, thereby offering unparalleled learning experience to them. Recently, Presidians of class IV and V visited Choki Dhani, which is a well recreated Rajasthani village on the outskirts of Jaipur.
The students were well escorted by their teachers, who not only ensured their well being and safety but also participated in the fun-filled experience with the students. On their way to Choki Dhani, they stopped over at Amer Fort, which is set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and is surrounded by fortified battlements. The fort reflected the blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The students were thrilled to see amazing Jaigarh Cannon, which is the largest in the world. Finally, students reached Choki Dhani and were exuberant to see its ethnic culture and tradition. Further, they explored Choki Dhani’s rustic ambience, colorful Rajasthani culture and its tribal art. They saw live folk dance of Rajasthan and even participated in it. They also enjoyed camel rides. The hotel rooms where students stayed were well furnished and reflected the ambience of rustic village of Rajasthan.
On the 2nd day, students visited the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar, where after exploring the place, students posed lot of questions to their teachers. Also, they relished the authentic Rajasthani vegetarian cuisine, which included dal –bati churma, gatte ki sabji, khichda, bura, ker sangria etc. The food was served on the leaf platter in typical Rajasthani style. While returning back, they stopped to shop and bought souvenirs and mementos for their family members and friends.
To sum it up, Choki Dhani’s sheer simplicity and beauty mesmerized one and all. It truly provided an unforgettable experience to students.
ACTIVITIES OF THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
1. Parent Teacher Meeting:
A Parent Teacher Meeting will be held in the month of December. Presidium Senior Secondary School organizes such meetings not only to keep the parents informed about the progress of children but also to help them understand the child's needs.
2. Christmas Carnival:
A fun filled carnival will be held in the month of December. It will be a day full of fun, masti and dhamal for the rock stars of Presidium Senior Secondary School. The show stealers will be our multi- talented Presidians.
Topics to Be Shared
a) World Disability Day: Children will understand how millions of children in the world suffer from disabilities and how they can make a difference in their life. Through a special assembly children will be sensitized to give love, acceptance and joy to special children with disabilities. A video of Sparsh children may be shown to sensitize the children. A talk on a special school which has been created for these children can be initiated. Children can be encouraged to buy the room fresheners and chocolates and thereby contribute towards the well being of these children.
b) World Pollution Day: Would be observed on 10th Dec' 10. A special assembly would be held to sensitize and create awareness about the hazards of pollution and the simple measures that we as responsible citizens can take towards eradication of this problem. Later children can view a Smart Board Presentation on Pollution and its Prevention.
c) Wright Brothers Day: Would be celebrated on 16th Dec' 10. Children will learn more about these inspired brothers who were Unstoppable in their actions and created History by inventing the very first Airplane. Children will dramatize the story of 'Wright Brothers' and fly their very own Origami Gliders.
* 17th Dec.'10 on account of Moharram
* 25th Dec.'10 on account of Christmas
* 31st Dec. - 9th Jan.'11 on account of Winter Break