PTM Announcement for Primary Classes on 24 April 2010

Dear Parents,

We look forward to the Parents Teacher Meeting scheduled for 24 April 2010. Kindly keep yourself free for two hours as we would like you to see two presentations on the same day. The first presentation will be given by Mind Edutainment on ‘My Thinking Programme” for the development of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and life skills. The second presentation will be given by Helen O’ Grady Academy on their English speech and drama programme.

The first presentation will aim at enhancing the child’s thinking skills and the second will aim at enhancing the child’s performance and delivery skills. We are already running the Abacus classes which are aimed at enhancing the numerical skills of the children. These have proved to be highly beneficial for our students as it has not only enhanced their speed of calculation but also helped them to boost their learning and retention skills.

Parents may choose to enroll their child to any one or all three classes, as desired by them. We urge you to enroll for atleast one class to support the holistic development of your child.

After the presentation (of half an hour each) you will be able to interact with the class/subject teachers for the Parents Teacher Meet.

Kindly note the schedule for Saturday 24 April 2010. We request you to be punctual to ensure smooth delivery of the programmes.

MEETING SCHEDULE FOR :-

Std I A & I B –

8:30 – 9:00am – Mind Edutainment. Venue – Dance Hall

9:00 – 9:30am – Helen O’ Grady – Venue – Activity Room

9:30 – 10:30am – P.T.M. – Venue – Respective Classroom

Std I C & I D –

8:30 – 9:00am – Helen O’ Grady – Venue – Activity Room

9:00 – 9:30am – Mind Edutainment. Venue – Dance Hall

9:30 – 10:30am – P.T.M. – Venue – Respective Classroom

Std II A & II B –

9:30 – 10:00am – Mind Edutainment. Venue – Dance Hall

10:00 – 10:30am – Helen O’ Grady – Venue – Activity Room

10:30 – 11:30am – P.T.M. – Venue – Respective Classroom

Std II C & II D –

9:30 – 10:00am – Helen O’ Grady – Venue – Activity Room

10:00 – 10:30am – Mind Edutainment. Venue – Dance Hall

10:30 – 11:30am – P.T.M. – Venue – Respective Classroom

Std III A & III B –

10:30 – 11:00am – Mind Edutainment. Venue – Dance Hall

11:00 – 11:30am – Helen O’ Grady – Venue – Activity Room

11:30 – 12:30am – P.T.M. – Venue – Respective Classroom

Std IV A & IV B –

10:30 – 11:00am – Helen O’ Grady – Venue – Activity Room

11:00 – 11:30am – Mind Edutainment. Venue – Dance Hall

11:30 – 12:30am – P.T.M. – Venue – Respective Classroom

Std V A & V B –

11:30 – 12:00am – Mind Edutainment. Venue – Dance Hall

12:00 – 12:30am – Helen O’ Grady – Venue – Activity Room

12:30 – 1:30am – P.T.M. – Venue – Respective Classroom

Please don’t forget to check out our special book exhibition on the same day.

Thank you,

Mrs. Urvashi Warman

Parents Teacher Meeting on April 17 2010 (For pre-primary sections)

Dear Parents,

We look forward to the Parents Teacher Meeting (pre-primary sections only) scheduled for 17 April 2010. Kindly keep yourself free for two hours as we would like you to see two presentations on the same day. The first presentation will be given by Mind Edutainment on ‘My Thinking Programme’ for the development of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and life skills.

The second presentation will be given by Helen O’ Grady Academy on their English speech and drama programme. the first presentation will aim at enhancing the child’s thinking skills and the second will aim at enhancing the child’s performance and delivery skills.

Parents may choose to enrol their child to any one or both the classes as desired by them. We urge you to enrol for at least one class to support the holistic development ofour child. After the presentation (of half an hour each) you will be able to interact with the class/subject teachers for the PTM.

Kindly note the schedule for Saturday 17 April 2010. We request you to be punctual to ensure smooth delivery to the programmes.

Meeting Schedule For :

NANAK, MEERA, KABIR CLASS :

9.00 – 9.30 am        - Mind Edutainment venue – Dance hall
9.30 – 10.00 am      - Helen O’ Grady venue – Activity Room
10.00 – 11.00 am    - P.T.M venue – Respective Classrooms

Meeting Schedule For :

VALMIKI, RAHIM, KALIDAS CLASS :

9.00 –  9.30 am – Helen O’ Grady - Activity Room
9.30 – 10.00 am – Mind Edutainment venue - Dance Hall
10.00 – 11.00 am – P.T.M venue – Kalidas –  Classroom
10.00 – 11.00 am – P.T.M venue – Rahim   – Staffroom
10.00 – 11.00 am – P.T.M venue – Valmiki – Language Lab

Please don’t forget to check out our special book exhibition on the same day.

Thank You,

Mrs. Urvashi Warman

My Thinking Skills – a workshop conducted at school

“My thinking skills” was a unique workshop held in The Palace School on Saturday 3rd April ‘ 10 It was conducted by Mr. Ashutosh Khurana, Director Mind Edutainment Pvt. Ltd.

We would often feel limited in our role as teachers, but this work shop has broadened our horizon and added a new dimension to our thinking process. The work shop focuss on the need to develop higher order thinking skills and life skills amongst students and teachers alike.

The programme was designed with the vision to participate in the process of making our future generation a force to reckon with by optimal realization of their natural talents. The work shop was completely focused on “Thinking”. It had four fundamental principles on thinking namely-

  1. Thinking Skills -> Where the teachers were told the importance of identification and cross checking.
  2. Thinking Concepts-> Where teachers were told the concept of problems and objectives.
  3. Thinking Processes-> Combination of thinking skills and thinking concepts.
  4. Thinking Models-> Where the teachers were given tools to work with.

The workshop helped us to identify problems in real life situations and classroom environment and also showed steps to reach the root cause of problems. This was done in an interesting manner through stimulating board games.

We feel the programme will be highly beneficial for the children of our school. It will help them to develop the ability to achieve real life transference of the learnt Thinking skills and Thinking process. The programme uses the best of Thinking Tools and Games available across the globe to create a live experience in the class room in the various cognitive, Social and emotional situations to place the learner at the center of the learning.

It will empower the pupils with life skills which will take them beyond the classroom training and help them prepare for real life by the correct application of the same. The scientifically devised board game will mould their cognitive, social and emotional growth in such a manner that the children will be able to deal with real life situations better by knowing how to handle themselves mentally and emotionally.

Mrs. Bhavna Godha
Mrs. Kaashvi Sethi

We welcome Level–I Children and Parents

Level – I children joined school today. What a special day for them and for their parents!  It touched my heart to see the parents and kids both looking more apprehensive than the other. Anxiety was writ large on their faces. Children were nervous in the new, unfamiliar surrounding and the parents seemed equally uncomfortable to leave their little ones in the care of virtual strangers – for that is what the teachers are to them at the moment.

Our teachers have gone out of the way, preparing welcoming activities for their children. They have taken special care to be familiar with the children even before they joined. The classrooms which are usually colourful, had an extra air of liveliness. I was impressed to see that many children fought hard to maintain to their composure. One could see the corners of their mouth drooping down ever so slightly with tear drops threatening to roll down from beautiful, innocent eyes. Brave Hearts. And then there were those who just did not like the idea of being pulled away from the secure presence of the parent to an alien surrounding and made sure their displeasure was known loud and clear

Teachers worked hard to maintain a cheerful ambience amidst screaming, bawling children – not an easy task, believe me. It took them less than half an hour to bring some semblance of order in their domains. Music, games and toys distracted the children and they got their first lesson in group activity and co- operation.

Before we knew it, it was time for the toddlers to go home. Parents rushed to pick their wards, eagerly waiting to see whether he / she had a smile on the lips or a tear in their eye. Children ran to greet them – some with visible relief in their eyes, others with a reproachful hurt – how – could – you – do – this – to – me look and yet there were those who pulled them inside the classroom excitedly to show them the games they had played . Quite an eventful and memorable day for us.

I look forward to see these little ones pass out of the portals of this school, fourteen years from now.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Urvashi Warman