Welcome back to School !


Dear Parents

Welcome Back!

We welcome all of you back to school after a hiatus of two months. I am sure you have utilized this time to relax and rejuvenate yourselves and are ready to take up the post vacation period with renewed vitality and vigour.

Almost all parents are too busy these days and probably always were. Throughout history, mothers and fathers have worked exhausting hours in fields and factories, had far more children than most of us do today, had none of the conveniences we consider essential , and yet faced fewer parenting problems as compared to parents today. An interesting observation and one wonders why? When thinking of ways to support children’s well being the idea of boundaries, rules and the consequences of breaking them, along with the notion of exerting authority over children would to many seem a contradiction in terms – or a throwback to the 1950s . In the recent trend towards so called positive discipline, parents have been encouraged to be friends with their children to provide them with choices in many matters and to negotiate more.

Yet the result has not been what we expected. An indepth research in this matter clearly shows that although paved with the best of intentions, this permissive approach has actually been highly counter productive. Without clear boundaries and clear figures of authority children develop a sense of entitlement, self centredness and they are also less happy, secure and socially viable.

The chants of ‘put children first’ grow louder day by day thereby setting in severe confusion in the equation between the parent – child and teacher – child relationship. ‘Children first’ , no doubt should be there but not at the cost of effecting parenting . We are confused : unable to confidently distinguished between being authoritative and authoritarian – the former being discarded completely in the fear of turning the latter. There seems to be an unconscious misperception that authority and sensitivity, love and compassion are in some ways mutually exclusive and that by exerting authority we, in some way, diminish the caring we want our children to have and the love and trust we want to feel from them.

Some parents have difficulty in setting and enforcing limits and boundaries for their children, unconsciously deciding that being their friend is more important than being their parent. But if you stop a while and think: friends are equals so when parents try to be friends it sends a confusing message . When our children break our rules, misbehave , we’ll need to enforce the right behaviour , but our children won’t understand the sudden change of role. This constant oscillation between the friend and the parent role (with the parental role coming into play mostly in negative circumstances) creates inconsistency in our role as parents and undermimes our children’s feeling of security . Being a parent doesn’t necessarily turn one into a foe….it need not be an adversarial relationship, but simply one in which we make it clear who is in charge. This gives our children a solid, secure base from which they may explore the world. Despite what they say , do or portray , our children are after all just children and don’t know how to ‘do’ life yet. If they feel that no one is in command and behaving like a parent, they’ll often challenge our (lack of) authority, trying to provoke us into rising to the bait.

A top priority, for all parents is promoting their children’s healthy , happy development. Rivalry, jealousy, hostility, anger, tendency to throw tantrums , be manipulative with emotions are all characteristics which no one wishes to see in their children and these can be dealt with correct role play.Although our society may have ‘moved on’ children’s needs have not , and they never will: clear boundaries and figures of authority alongwith discipline and consequences are a basic health and well being requirement for all children across time and space.

It is time for a wake up call to all parents to learn to be assertive and authoritative without being dictatorial and didactic .

Here’s wishing you a successful year ahead.

Mrs Urvashi Warman

RED LETTER DAY FOR LEVEL – I STUDENTS

Dear Parents,

Level – I children joined the school on April 07. I want to go to mummy” is usually what one gets to hear from screaming children petrified of the alien environment at school. But not on the first day, It was a pleasant surprise to see majority of children take to the day’s activity like fish to water. Barring a few cry babies most of the children played happily with toys, puzzles and other Montessori equipments kept in the classroom. We even had a few confident young ones walk up boldly to the teacher asking her to help them to make new friends!

Then there was another child who demanded that he be awarded a ‘star’ as he had been good enough to finish his entire tiffin !

We had another tiny fellow bribing his teacher by saying,” Listen you please call my mother right away. If you do that I will take you out to Triton Mall!”

The best was the child who played happily throughout the day and started bawling his lungs out on seeing his mother as he did not wish to go back home !

On this happy note I take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to all the new children and their parents to The Palace School fraternity.

Here’s wishing a happy and fruitful fourteen years of schooling with us.

Best Wishes to All

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Urvashi Warman
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Warm welcome to all my dear students and the parents.

A very warm welcome to all my dear students and the parents to the new academic session 2011-12.

Carrying the baton of success from last year to this year we are looking forward to many more feats being achieved by our school in this session too.

I am so proud to announce that with class VI being launched we have laid the foundation of the senior wing of our school. And this has ushered in the extremely desirable CCE pattern too in the school curriculum for class VI, to be filtered down to Primary wing in the following sessions.

To throw some light on the CCE pattern, I would just like to say that it aims at keeping track of a child’s progress on a continuous basis, incorporating both scholastic and co-scholastic areas of the learner’s development. In a nutshell, it would reduce stress on the student and enable the holistic development of the student, which undoubtedly, is the need of the hour.

We believe in constantly evolving and keeping ourselves abreast with the latest in every aspect in the field of education. To keep in sync with the ever changing IT sector we have introduced LINUX platform for class VI in their computer syllabus. We aim at making our students conversant with the cutting edge technology and up-to-the-minute happenings around the world, so as to enable them to face the future challenges with aplomb and panache.

Another proud feather to be added in our cap is the introduction of Robotics classes as a compulsory activity for classes IV to VI aimed at igniting the passionate and zealous budding future scientists. The program would enhance the logical ability of students and help them understand science in a practical manner.

So here’s to an amazing session 2011-12.

Best Wishes to All

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Urvashi Warman

Founder’s day event invitation and schedule.

Dear Parents,

As you are aware, we are celebrating our Founder’s Day on Sunday , 30 January 2011 in the school premises. The celebrations include a cultural programme  and an exhibition called “ Incredible India”. The cultural programmme includes classical and folk dances from various states of India  along with a riveting rendition of Instrumental music by the children of primary section. The exhibition showcases various interesting aspects of the Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central zones of our country. Along with the exhibition we have planned interesting art and craft activities for the children. The art / craft activities have been planned to represent the arts of the respective zones.

Please encourage your children to take part in these activities as they will not only be good learning experience but will also give them mementos to carry home.

Please note the schedule given below :
  • Inauguration – 12:30 p.m.
  • Cultural programme : 12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Exhibition : 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Children who are the part of the cultural show and who are on duty in the various zones have to report to school at 11:30 a.m. They must report straight away to their respective teacher in charges.
  • The children who are on duty for the exhibition (1:00 p.m. to 2:30 pm slot) may leave with their parents after 2:30 p.m.
  • Those children who are on duty from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. may see the exhibition before their duty time and then report to their respective teacher in charges at 2:15 p.m.
  • All participants must carry their tiffin and water bottle.
  • School transport will ply in the morning and evening (4:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Feb 02 2011 will be a holiday .

School timing from Tuesday February 02 2011 will 8:25 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.(Lev.-I and II) 8:25 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. ( Classes I to V)

We look forward to your gracious presence for The Founder’s Day Celebration.

Yours sincerely,

Urvashi Warman

Merry Christmas & Holiday Announcement

Dear Parents,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to reschedule the winter break at the last moment. We regret the inconvenience caused.

The break will now be from Saturday 25, December 2010 to Wednesday 05 January 2011. School reopen on Thursday 6 January 2011.

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year.

Yours Sincerely

Urvashi Warman

District Level Gymnastic Championship Results

District Level Gymnastic Championship

The students of The Palace School manifested their extra-ordinary talent in District Level Gymnastic Championship – 2010 for the Primary level. It was held in Manda Bhim Singh Village, Sambhar from August 28th to August 30th . Students from 13 Districts participated in  the competition. The students of The Palace School who participated and stood I  in  various categories are :

  1. Siddharth Chakrvorty  - Std. V B
  2. Ram Chandra Temani – Std. V – B
  3. Sivant Bindal – Std. IV – A
  4. Parth Sonkhiya – Std. IV – A

The students who stood III

  1. Palak Agarwal  – Std. V – A
  2. Sachi Badaya – Std. – IV –B
  3. Vidhi Haldiya – Std. – IV –B
  4. Aadrika Gajawat – Std. III- A

T – Shirt Designing Competition

bhavyaBhavya Sharma of class IV- B stood II in the  Interschool T-Shirt Designing competition held at Step by Step school recently. The topic of the competition was “ Growing Up.”

Fancy dress Competition

Aditya Kothari of Std. – II-D got the first prize in Interschool fancy dress competition held at The Fern .The competition had been organized by WORLD (Wing of Research in Local Development). The topic of the competition was “Wild Life”.

Congratulations !!

You have  made us proud. !