Greetings on the advent of the new session

Dear Parents,

Greetings on the advent of the new session

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome dear students and parents to the new academic session (2010-2011)

The last session ended on a high note with the successful showcasing of our magnum opus- ‘India’s Tryst With Destiny’ we plan to commence the new session on a high note too.

The school is growing both horizontally (with the addition of two new sections of class II) and vertically (Class V comes into being) We are slowly but steadily working our way upto class XII.

Many of you may be wondering whether we have anything new planned out for the new session .Yes! we have a plethora of new classes and activities for the children.

What’s New ?

  • Indian classical music (Vocal)
  • Indian Classical Dance
  • Instrumental Music
  • Lawn Tennis
  • Craft
  • Fashion Designing

In The Pipe Line

  1. Helen O’Grady Drama Classes
  2. My thinking programme (high order thinking skills and life skills)
  3. Parents will be called to school for orientation and presentation of these proposed on-payment – basis classes.)

Sports

Evening sports are now free of charge for the primary students of  The Palace School. Do avail the opportunity. Coaching is being provided for Football, Basketball, Tennis and Cricket. More sports may be added soon.

Please look out for future posts which will tell you more about the classes mentioned above.

On the repeated requests of the parents, we are uploading the entire set of Annual Day photographs on the blog tomorrow. You may note down the number of the photograph you wish to order and place the order in the school.

A few videos have been uploaded. You may follow the video section at the right bar to see the videos .  A DVD of the entire programme is available for purchase in the school office. You may place your order for the same .

Please keep watching out for more news, details and information.

Best wishes to all

Mrs.Urvashi Warman

Thank You Everybody !

Thank you Dear Parents !  Thank you for your cooperation and your appreciation !

We are overwhelmed by the response we have got. It gives me a deep sense of satisfaction that all our hard work has borne fruit. We all are completely exhausted. As somebody rightly remarked,’ The feverish preparation, excitement and tension is akin to getting a daughter married in the family’ And that’s how we are feeling now, very very tired but at the same time extremely happily.

The best part of yesterday’s show was that amidst the backstage chaos, nervousness and stress, everyone  from our children, to teachers, maids and other class IV employees, everybody kept a cheerful demeanor. It was not an easy task to get the children change their costumes within minutes to get them ready for the next scene and I had my deep apprehensions about this, but my dear teachers ! Bravo !  They were all superb. And the children ! words cannot express the deep pride I feel when I talk about them. They displayed talent and maturity beyond their age.  As I mentioned earlier, two of our children are very ill and my heart goes out to them because they had really worked very hard during the practice sessions and it was most unfortunate that they couldn’t be part of the grand show. Could you make out that two key characters were replaced at the last hour? I was astonished to see the last minute substitutes take the role like fish to water !

It just goes to show that our children are ready to face any challenge they may encounter in their life. And this is what education is supposed to do, not to merely make them literate but to equip them to adapt and adjust in any given circumstance.

I would also like to thank our founder, Princess Diya Kumari ji. Her valuable suggestions added to the luster of the programme. There were times when I would be feeling down and out, thinking it’s not going to work. But her encouragement and complete faith in The Palace School team kept us going at some of our lowest moments.

Three cheers for The Palace School

Hip Hip Hurray!
Hip Hip Hurray!
Hip Hip Hurray!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Urvashi Warman

You did it..you made it..you rocked it..and it was an unforgettable experience !

Dear Team@ThePalaceSchool,

Since last few days, we all parents have been  following this blog where Mrs.Warman had been taking pains to share the hard work she and her team had been doing to make this show successful, and today I decided to take the privilege to write a post on the blog as a parent. Not from my side but on behalf of the entire community of parents & spectators, who were left speechless after experiencing the the euphoric moments of the spell-binding performance of all the lovely kids at such a small age.

I can safely say that today’s Annual Function “India’s tryst with Destiny” was made with sincerity, sweat, ambition, fun, patriotism and conviction. It grappled most beautiful & breath taking moments from the struggle of India’s freedom fight. The entire show had such a striking performance by the little kids from 3 – 1/2 t0 9 years age that it left every spectator speechless with into moments of tears, laughter & astonishment. It makes me wonder the kind of hard work would have gone to recreate this slice of history that explored the arrival of  Britishers, mutiny of freedom fighters, Jalianwala Bagh, scenes from the meetings of Gandhi ji, Netaji, Azad, Maulana, and then the Speech of Pt. Nehru “India’s tryst with Destiny” …all woven together with beautiful and breathtaking choreography. Today’s show not only reflected the emotions but also balanced form and beautiful content. Lavishly mounted and recreating India’s struggle for freedom with precision..this program left us speechless.

I had my share of goosebumps – some of the scenes like Jalianwalah Bagh, the massive assassination of freedom fighters & the performance on Vande Matram were absolutely spellbinding. The sequence of events that led to the freedom were woven so beautifully that all of us could not help but get transported to an era when British ruled India. If you were born in India, you must have seen so many freedom struggle shows that watching another program with this theme could be a hard thing to watch. This is because recreating history in a beautiful way is difficult task and with the limited resources & the kids at such young age it was an impossible thing to do…but – you all at palace school made it possible and we were all glued to our seats for the 2 hours only worrying about one thing “This show should not end and go on and on” ….the entire program talked about the fighters, their heroism, their contribution to India’s freedom movement so effectively and immaculately that you can’t help but salute all the little kids and the entire team behind it.

To sum up- The entire show was mesmerizing, hypnotizing & breath-stopping! The backdrops, sound effects, choreography, the beautiful costumes & finally the comparing in the commanding voice of Mrs Warman (some of you might not be knowing this…but the dubbing of the entire event was done by Mrs.Warman) and the performance of our little kids created such a beautiful show that it become deeply empowering, inspiring & appeared like a freedom epic. Kudos to the entire team that fibered the connective tissue tying it together in a flawless program that all parents like me would treasure for years to come. The show did succeeded in arousing patriotic feelings without a shred of doubt.

We are all proud of the entire team of Palace School & all technicians who gave their best and everything they had to bring together this beautiful show. We have our sincere regards especially to the Founder of School, Princess Diya Kumari Ji and our wonderful Principal Mrs.Urvashi Warman. You did it…and did it like no one else could have done it & I’m sure all parents share the same feeling as I do. Quoting one of the parent’s comment I’d end this note of thanks for all of you Team@ThePalaceSchool .. “The best investment you do in your life is your child’s education” ..and we parents are proud to make this investment already with Palace School.

Thanks once again…at the end…”Aal iZZ Well”

Sincerely,

Ravish Gupta & all Parents & Viewers of the show

P.S . Dear Parents, If you share the same feelings as I do about the program & the entire team of The Palace School, please leave a comment and give your vote of thanks to them !

Last few hours to go, the countdown has begun for the Grand Finale !

Dear Parents,

It’s the eve of the Annual Day celebration and all of us have butterflies fluttering in our stomach. We are keeping our fingers crossed against any last minute glitches. The children are amazing but we wonder – will the costumes and light distract them from their performance? What if one of them has a negative mood swing and decides to bawl his lungs out? Coz, in this eventuality ten others will follow suit!  They did look a bit disconcerted with the stage suddenly turning dark for change of scene. We had a level – I kid who was not happy at all with this new development and refused to let go of her teacher’s hand during the performance! So we had a teacher join in too .I remember, during the previous Annual Day, we had a group of level – I children marching in as European Soldiers. They refused to budge at the last moment! So their teacher very patiently wore the soldier’s headgear, took a gun in her hand and marched with the children for the scene! So, don’t be surprised if you see an adult’s face amongst the tiny tots. Our children’s comfort level is our utmost concern and if that means the teacher goes up on the stage – so be it.

We have just received news that one of the main historical characters may not be able to make it for the annual as his grandmother is very serious. We panicked. One evening to go, how do we get a character ready so fast ? We have planned an alternative. I hope we don’t have to use it. Another key character is hospitalized – extremely high fever. I wonder, if God forbid one or two more characters get indisposed…what will we do?

I would like to mention the hard work put in by the teacher to. All of them have been staying back till late evening, neglecting their homes and children just to get the back stage work organized. Some of them have risen above personal problems (very sick child at home, accident of the husband, examination, etc.) to fulfill their professional duties. Their team spirit, cheerful coordination (though we have had our share of flare ups too!), patience, sincerity and dedication are worth appreciation. Here’s a video shot by one of our teacher ‘Safiya’ when the rest of them were tired after long hours of practice sessions.

Though I am very confident that the program will be a success, yet, what makes me happier is the fact that each one of us – right from the Busker’s team, the children, class- IV employees, teacher’s to our office staff – everybody has put in their 100% and ultimately, I think, that is what matters.

We look forward to your presence tomorrow 15 March 2010 at the Birla Auditorium.

Sincerely,

Mrs.Urvashi Warman

Important Announcement for Annual Function Day and Session Break.

Dear Parents,

Please read the following announcements and follow the instructions carefully for Annual Function Day’s reporting time & other events:

  1. Children must report to the BIRLA Auditorium at 1300 hrs (1.00 PM) Sharp.
  2. They should be dressed in the costumes given to them with appropriate footwear.
  3. Hair should be done up very neatly as instructed by the teacher in-charge.
  4. Children must carry their tiffin boxes and water bottles.
  5. Please send your child with a packet of safety pins & hair pins

Handing Over :

  1. After the programme is over parents are requested to proceed for light refreshments in the garden to the right side of the auditorium.
  2. We will take about half an hour to change the costumes of the children and regroup them according to their class and sections.
  3. Children will be handed over from Gate No. 1 & Gate No.2 facing the refreshment area. We will begin handing over from LEVEL I onwards. Kindly listen to your ward’s class being called out & only then come towards the gates mentioned.
  4. Please do not panic. Do not be in rush to collect your child as it will create a chaos. A little patience on your part will help us to function smoothly.

Session Break :

  • Term & Holidays begin from Tuesday March 16, 2010 till Wednesay March 24, 2010.

New Sessions :

  • New Sessions begins from Thursday, March 25, 2010(With summer timing – 8.00 am to 1.40 om) for children of Level 2 Onwards.
  • Level I will join school on Thursday, April 01, 2010.

We look forward to see you on our Annual Function on March 15, 2010.

Sincerely,

School Management

We would be having another post from Our Principal on the Making of Event 2010. Please do check us back in few minutes for the last minute scenes from the making of Annual Function Day 2010

Important announcement regarding change of school time on March 14, 2010

Dear Parents,

Please note the changed timing for tomorrow Sunday 14 March 2010. Children should now report to Birla Auditorium at 10 am sharp.They will go back at the time announced previously i.e. at 3 pm.

Kindly send them with proper packed lunch and water bottles.Their reporting time has been pre-poned as we need more time to dress them up for the rehearsal with costumes.

Please look out for more announcements tomorrow on the blog.

Thanks,

School Management