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
Mrs. Urvashi Warman
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
Mrs. Urvashi Warman
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.
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.
Greetings to all of you on the 63rd Independence Day of our country.
So what relevance does this day have for us today? For some of us, it is just another national holiday, for others it’s the day when one would rather stay in the comfort of our homes than go for flag hoisting in schools, colleges and offices and for some it’s a day to make cynical comments on the government and the state of the country. I think we need to do a lot more – not by merely having cultural programmes, not by unfurling more flags, singing patriotic songs or delivering more speeches – but by instilling a sense of belonging and ownership in the common man – especially children as they are still in the age where their psyche can be moulded accordingly.
It is important to teach our children to take up responsibility towards giving themselves and their neighbor a better life; and the first step in this direction would be to guide them to take responsibility for their own emotions, speech, actions, failures and success. It is important not to let them develop a ‘CHALTA HAI’ attitude, not to let them foster a fatalistic view of life and not to get into a blame game when things go wrong. Teach them that honesty and generosity are the basic tenets which will go a long way in creating peace, harmony and success in their lives and all around them. Remember you are their role models. They are watching you every moment and emulating every action and speech. So you as parents have a much higher responsibility to give the correct exposure to your child.
Let us start working on these simple, basic principles with these young ones who are the inheritors of the world to come.
WORKSHOP ON TIME MANAGEMENT
A workshop on time management was conducted by Mr Hemant Gupta,alumni of IIT Kanpur, for the teachers of the Palace School. He gave very useful tips on how to get the maximum output from the limited hours everybody has in hand.The most interesting aspect was that one cannot manage time because number of hours available to everybody is fixed,rather one needs to manage ones ownself, so the term TIME MANAGEMENT in itself is a fallacy.
WORKSHOP ON MATHEMATICS
A two day workshop on latest trends in teaching/ learning methodology in Mathematics was conducted by Ms Archana Raj for the teachers of our school.Ms Raj ,who has 28 years of teaching experience in this field, shared some highly interesting and innovative techniques of teaching mathematics which would go a long way in making a child love the subject rather than fear it.
Both the workshops proved very useful not only for the personal growth of the faculty but also went a long way to enhance their teaching skills.
Mrs. Urvashi Warman