PTA Meeting (4.7.19)
The first PTA meeting for the academic year 2019-20 was conducted on the 4th of July 2019 at 8.30 a.m. The newly elected PTA representatives of classes from I to IV participated in the meeting. The meeting was presided over by the Principal Mrs. L. Weilson. Brig. A. Nagpal, Administrator and Mrs. A. Pandit, Education Advisor representing the Sardar Dastur Trust also attended the meeting. The agenda of the meeting was 1) Selection of the secretary for PTA Committee and 2) Selection of the members for Transport and POCSO Committee.
Other matters concerning the overall working of the school were also discussed with the permission of the chair.
International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day was celebrated by the students and teachers with great enthusiasm on 21st June 2019. The day’s activities started with warm up exercises. Students from Pre-Primary to Std. IV and teachers demonstrated various asanas under the guidance of yoga instructors. The excitement among the tiny-tots of Pre-Primary in following the instructors was amazing. Asanas like vajrasan, padmasan, vrukshasan, tadasan, various postures of Suryanamaskar etc. were some of the asanas performed by the children. The instructors explained the benefits of the asanas while they were being performed by the students. Students were motivated to practice yoga regularly to boost energy levels, improve fitness and enhance concentration. Instructors emphasized on the importance of yoga in making one physically as well as mentally fit right from their tender age.
Std. IV Farewell 2019
The activities began on the 8th of February with each student from Pre-Nursery to class III presenting a hand-made souvenir as a token of love to the children of Std. IV. Activities associated with the farewell to class IV culminated on the 19th of February 2019 with a day full of fun and frolic. Class wise activities included treasure hunt, dancing to the beats of DJ, musical chair, drum circle and housie. The winners were felicitated towards the end of the day.
Abacus Regional Competition 2019 (Winners)
|Parin Jobalia (IA)||1st|
|Lekisha Gupte (IB)||3rd|
|Meghraj Tanna (IID)||1st|
|Aditya Atthawale (IIIE)||3rd|
Cyber Genius 2018-19 ( Interschool LOGO Programming Contest)
3 students of Std IV participated in the interschool Cyber Genius LOGO programming competition held at Shamarao Kalmadi School, Erandwane and secured the following prizes.
Dweep Porwal – 2nd prize
Ishan Chettri – 4th prize
Swaraj M Kulkarni
1) Secured gold medal in both Kata and Kumite events for Brown belt (10 years) in B.C.M.A All India Open National Karate Championship 2018 organized by Blitz Crick Martial Art Association.
2) Participated in TS Shotokan Karate Do National Championship 2019 organized by Traditional and sports Shotokan Karate Association of India and stood first in Individual Sub-Senior Kumite and Kata events in 28 kg weight category.
Participated in the drawing competition conducted by Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education society in Azam Campus, Pune and secured first position in Group A category
Participated in 9th Modern pentathlon National Championships 2018 (Biathle/Triathle) organized by Modern Pentathlon Association of Maharashtra.
Participated in the drawing competition conducted by Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education society in Azam Campus, Pune and secured first position in Group B category.
Gargi V Shejvalkar
Secured second position in Zig-zag race and high jump conducted by Maharashtriya Mandal Vyayamshala, Tilak Road, Pune.
Kavin R Gaunder
Participated in Open Roller Speed skating championship 2018 in Inline category representing A1 Roller skating club (under 6).
Measles-Rubella vaccination awareness programme
As a part of the nationwide campaign to eliminate measles and rubella from India by 2020, an interactive awareness programme has been organized by the school for all the parents of Nursery and Primary School from the 4th to the 7th of December 2018. Dr. Shetty and his team from the Pune Cantonment Hospital addressed the gathering of parents and cleared the doubts, myths and misconceptions about the vaccination drive.
Childrens Day 2018
The Childrens’ day was organized on the 30th of November 2018. As usual B.N.N. Dastur Primary School surprised the kids and parents with spectacular and jaw dropping decoration to welcome them. The animals created using planter pots made the kids linger around the welcome area.
Children participated in the games arranged by teachers in the classrooms and won exciting prizes along with the gift from the school. Hands on experience on various brain games, puzzles, books and other brain stimulating activities were organized by the school in association with Smart Champs. The vast variety in activities and diverse levels kept the children busy and moving from one play area to other. The school could create a galaxy of unforgettable experiences and a memorable day for the kids.
Workshops and Training Programs for Teachers
A recap of the evacuation procedures was conducted on the 2nd of November 2018. The emergency evacuation drill conducted so far on the campus was analyzed, discussed and corrective measures were suggested to make it effective.
A one day workshop on creating opportunities necessary for skill development was conducted on 29th October 2018 by Mr. Ravindra Naik of Smart Champs. The highlight was a reiteration of the fact that it is necessary and essential to provide a wide range and variety of opportunities which offers different levels of difficulty to students that can make them feel ‘I can’ and ‘I could’.
A 3 days Training Program on First Aid was conducted for teachers by the Red Cross Society of India, Pune District Branch from the 24th to 26th of October 2018. 20 teachers from both the Pre-Primary and Primary section participated in the extensive program. There were elaborate sessions on how to handle various medical emergencies that can occur in school. Theoretical, visual and demonstrative sessions gave in-depth knowledge of emergency situations and the immediate measures to be taken to prevent further damage and promote recovery. The training concluded with a written, oral and practical assessment to evaluate the preparedness of the participants. The successful participants received certificates from the Red Cross Society of India.
Activity Day 5.10.18
Children welcomed the day with renewed vigor and fervor. The day was marked with a wide range of co-curricular activities. Every child got an opportunity to participate in many activities of their choice. The activities were designed to stimulate their spatial intelligence, scientific, logical, reasoning and linguistic skills. categorized The activities included storytelling, poetry recitation, elocution, enacting, science experiments, working models of battery-operated and manual devices, innovative application of scientific techniques, pot and diya decoration and painting, origami, drawing, painting, word art, 3D drawing, sketching etc. Children also participated in different levels of Sudoku puzzle solving and logical reasoning skill tests.
On the whole the day gave kids an opportunity to learn and at the same time experiment with, explore and exhibit their non-academic abilities. The quality of involvement and participation revealed how eagerly the kids were looking forward for the day and the amount of effort that each child had put in to prepare himself/herself for the day.
Mom, Dad and Me (4.10.18)
Pre-Nursery parents along with their wards participated enthusiastically in the various indoor and outdoor events organised by the school. The activities included Colouring for the child, logical reasoning challenge for father, spot the difference for mother and races involving the whole family. Children watched their parents, especially dads, completing their tasks sincerely. Moms were seen encouraging and directing both the child and dad in completing their task.
School Choir Performance
Our school choir performed at the festival of school choirs organized by the Pune Musicale at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan, Fatimanagar on 25th September 2018. This festival is held every year to promote choir singing in schools. 34 schools participated this year and performed over a period of 3 days. Our school choir sang the song titled “The wishy washy washer woman” and won the audience with their melodious singing and lively, entertaining performance.
Founders Day 21.09.18
Founders day was celebrated by the school with a lot of joy and zeal. Children had fun participating in activities like Chinese Whispers, Marathi handwriting, birthday card making etc. The school was decked up for the occasion.
Kavin R Gaunder of UKG participated in the 11th inter school speed skating championship 2018 and secured 2nd Rank in inline skating (Under 6).
Teachers Day 2018
Children of Standard II put up a special assembly on 4th September for the teachers.
5th September was celebrated as ‘Teachers day’ as a mark of tribute to the contributions made by teachers to the children and to the school. The school was decorated to welcome the teachers and were greeted. After the felicitation program at the Mazda Hall, the teachers were taken for a trip to the War memorial; it was then followed by lunch. Teachers left the campus with a lot of memories to cherish forever.
Creative corner………Budding poet……
1) Aryan Rao of Std. III secured 4th Place in the Maharashtra State selection Under 11 FIDE Rating Chess Championship 2018 organized by All Marathi Chess Association.
2) Shree Bhokare of Std III participated in the Summer Swimming Competition 2018 organized by PMC and secured First Position ( Butterfly, Under 8), Third Position ( Free style, Under 8 ) and Third position ( Butterfly, Under 10 ).
3) Rhea Dastur of Std. I participated in the Annual Swimming Competition organized by Poona Parsi Gymkhana and secured First Position.
Rhea Dastur also participated in the Nelda Tree Plantation and Nurturing Activity ( January – May 2018 ) held at Hanuman Tekdi.
4) Suhani Oswal of Std. IV participated in the Summer Gala 2018 swimming ( 50 meters free style Under 9) competition organized by Shark Aquatic club, Pune and secured Second position.
5) Swaraj Kulkarni of Std. IV successfully participated and completed the World Record with 381 students in the India Official attempt of most students performed Taekwondo/Karate punches in 30 min. The group set a New World Record on 22nd April 2018 at Mathurawala Sports Ground, Wanwadi, Pune.
An Orientation programme for the Pre-Nursery Parents was conducted on the 15th and the 18th of June 2018. General instructions on the day-to-day functioning of the school were given to the parents and their queries were addressed. The gathering was also addressed by the Principal.
Republic Day 2018
Republic Day 2018 was celebrated with great pomp and revere by the school. Welcome address was delivered by Principal ma’am and thereafter the National flag was hoisted. Teaching and the non-teaching staff performed various cultural activities to pay respect to our country’s achievers and achievements. The cultural activities included patriotic dance by the Pre-Primary teachers and patriotic songs by the Primary, Pre-Primary and the non-teaching staff.
A farewell party was organized by the school for the outgoing Class IV students on the 19th of January 2018. The theme of the day was “The Universe” and the school was decorated to welcome the children with glimpses from the solar system in 3D. The day was made memorable by the performances by teachers and the support staff. Activities like tambola and DJ music were arranged for the children. An Astronomy outreach program with a 360 degree full Dome planetarium show by Dr. Udayshri Pardesi was another attraction of the day. Mr. Peter Viegas and Ms. Sheetal Janhavi provided hands on experience to the children in playing D’jembe (a percussion instrument). Principal gave away prizes to the winners of tambola. Snacks were arranged for the children during the break.
Workshop for teachers
Computer teacher attended the workshop conducted by Kips which gave an insight into the latest development in terms of software in the field of school computer education and in treating computer as a tool rather than just a subject.
A talk for parents
A talk by doctors from N.M. Wadia Institute of Cardiology, Pune on “A healthy child to a healthy adult” was organized by the school for the parents of all Classes from Pre-Nursery to Std. IV. The talks were held from the 8th to the 11th of January 2018. The doctors stressed upon the need to take initiatives by the parents to bring about change in the unhealthy life style of kids to ensure that our country stops heading towards being an obese and diabetic capital of the world.
A one day workshop on creating opportunities necessary for skill development was conducted on 29th October 2018 by Mr. Ravindra Naik of Smart Champs. The highlight was a reiteration of the fact that it is necessary and essential to provide a wide range and variety of opportunities which offer different levels of difficulty to students that can make them feel ‘I can’ and ‘I could’.