Merry Christmas

Christmas, a time to make merry, be kind and compassionate and ask for forgiveness for one’s sins.  

In keeping with the secular ethos of The Palace School, the Christmas festive spirit prevailed in the school premises, with special assemblies, beautiful decorations, fun activities,  and a Christmas gala event held on 23rd Dec.

The days’ program started with special prayers to invoke God’s choicest blessings on all. Lots of Christmas carols made the whole audience sway to the melodious tunes and filled the air with festive spirit.

A short enactment by the teachers showcased the birth of Lord Jesus and enlightened our youngsters with the miracle of Lord being born in a manger.Vibrant dances to the tunes of ‘Merry Merry Christmas’ and ‘Jingle bells’ had the audience shout and demand for repetitions to continue with the bonanza.

The surprise visit of Santa was like an icing on the cake especially for our level I and II children as their joy knew no bound to be with the messenger and harbinger of love.

Skating dance performed by the deft skaters of our school, enthralled one and all and made us all feel very proud of our children’s skating prowess. The beautiful and graceful moves so well synchronized with the foot tapping music floored the viewers and the arena echoed with continuous applause as it came to an end.
No Christmas celebration is complete without the proverbial ‘gift giving ceremony’. Santa visited each and every class in the school and bestowed upon the students the unconditional love and good wishes in the form of gifts and chocolates.

The children went back home happy and cheerful to share the love and positivity with family and friends.

We wish all our students and their loved ones a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!

‘Clean Jaipur’

Dear Parents,

Under the aegis of Princess Diya Kumari, The Palace School has taken an initiative to contribute towards ‘Clean Jaipur’ to increase the awareness and civic sense amongst the children. As a part of this project we plan to involve our children to work towards the same in the form of various activities such as writing slogans, making posters and cards, drawing competitions, writing and enacting skits, writing limericks, parodies, poems etc….We request parents/guardians to be a part of this project so we may teach our children to become responsible citizens of our city.

We also request you to help your child list out the various ways by which we can keep our city clean to make it one of the most beautiful heritage cities of the world. The best suggestions shall be forwarded to the Mayor of Jaipur for necessary action. The suggestions should have measures which can be taken up both at the individual and government level. We look forward to your whole hearted cooperation and involvement in this noble cause.

We wish you all  A Very Happy New Year.

Principal

Urvashi Warman

Important Announcement

Dear Parents,

The school will get over for the children at 11:00 am on 23rd Dec., 2011.

The children will NOT be permitted to stay back after 11:00 am. Kindly make due arrangements for the same.

PTM for classes I to VI will be held on 23rd Dec., 2011.

PTM Timings: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Effective Parenting

Kids can be tough to deal with and even tougher to raise and this is especially true of soon –to–be teenagers and teenagers of course.

There are a lot of things parents can do to help their children survive this turbulent phase and also maintain their sanity.

Growing up children have a tendency to argue and rebel for every little thing. Pick your battles wisely. Do not get sucked into unnecessary ego duels by letting the little stuff go while coming down firmly on bigger issues.

Try to recall your own rebellions at that age and do not get caught in I-Never-Thought-Or-Acted-Like-This- At-This-Age.Please understand, the environment you grew up in was not fraught with over exposure of all things sundry.

Try to empathise with the child. Understand how the child perceives and defines his world.

Respect your child’s quest to be his own persona within the constraints of peer pressure and the pressure to conform to social rules and regulations.

Learn about playground politics and lend a careful ear when the child vents his frustration.

Guide him to fight his own battles with the full knowledge that you are always there for him.

Learn to listen patiently and effectively even though the child might be behaving unreasonably or maybe being pig headed and selfish.

Understand the lure of substance use and find out what you can do to protect your child from drug and alcohol abuse.

Instil a desire   for involvement – be it in academics, hobbies, sports – anything which will help to channelize their physical and creative energies in a proper way. It is an excellent way to keep them from becoming obese, irritable, hyper emotive couch potatoes.

Promote a sense of spirituality which will always keep the child rooted to the correct values in life and provide him the inner strength to face the competitive world.

Set rules that are fair, clear, concise and above all consistent. Ensure that the rules you spell out are to be followed by everyone in the family and following them does not fluctuate with your moods.

Find and retain the will to parent wisely, even though your child may profess to hate you at the moment.

In your efforts to help your children, try to set them on the path of developing a good self image and a healthy self esteem as well as providing discipline so that their behaviour remains within reasonable bounds.

It is rather tough as a parent to have the maturity and patience to deal with growing up children in an effective manner. Even tougher to maintain that fine balance between being giving, gracious and over indulgent; to decide how much is too much or too less….it takes parental savvy, communication, asking others for help, vigilance, awareness and continually working with your child even if the child chooses to rebuff you.

Most of all it requires a lot for intelligence and courage not to buckle under the pressure of tantrums. It really helps to develop a family code of ethics and values to stand by and set a known boundary for the family members to respect and maintain.

Happy Parenting!

Champs on Wheels


The 16th  Rajasthan State Roller Skating Championship was held at Beetle’s International School on 27th and 28th of Nov.,2011., in which 32 students from our school took part and out of them 23 won medals.

The students excelled in the events and brought laurels to our school. The proud winners are as follows:

Time Trial:

Lakshya Agarwal, Mizan Siddiqui  and Sarth Sogani won gold medals.

Vedushi Sareen, Moazam, Mehul Jindal,  Fatima Kamal, Nikita Maheshwari and Abhinav Jain won silver medals.

The bronze medals were won by Harshal Agarwal, Dev Sonkhiya, Bhavya Maheshwari, Vrinda Saraf and  Sumit Khatri.

In the Rink II event, the gold medals were bagged by Lakshya Agarwal and Sanchit Vijayvergiya.

The silver medal winners are Mizan Siddiqui, Bhavya Maheshwari and Sarth Sogani.

Dev Sonkhiya, Fatima Kamal, Abhinav Jain and Arihant Mittal won bronze medals in this event.

We congratulate each and everyone !!

May you all achieve greater success in the days to come .

In another event two of our young stars, Lakshya Valiramani and Pranav Ramrakhani were selected for the Nationals of Roller skating to be held at Delhi from 28th to 3rd Jan., 2012. We wish them the very best of luck.

Grandparents’ Day Celebration

Few can bring the warmth
We can find in their embrace,
And little more is needed to bring love.
Than the smile on their face.

They’ve a supply of precious stories,
Yet they’ve time to wipe a tear,
Or give us reasons to make us laugh,
They grow more precious through the years.

I believe that God sent us Grandparents
As our legacy from above,
To share the moments of our life,
As extra measures of His love.

Grandparents are the precious stalwarts of our families and are instrumental in shaping the very fabric of our lives. They lead us to the right path, holding our hands at every step, scolding us if we go wrong, encouraging us in our tough times, inspiring us to be the best and forever being the “Wind beneath our Wings…….”

What better way there could be for the young generation to express their love, respect and gratitude towards them than on a dayespecially dedicated to them!!  A day when the grandparents are the Guests of Honour and are felicitated rightly so. The Grandparents Day celebration by the school is a humble way, taught to the students, for letting their grandparents know their irreplaceable role in their lives. We believe that progress with values, ascent with firm roots of family bonds, and academic excellence with compassion are the essential ingredients for the holistic development of a child. Grandparents Day Celebration is a significant milestone in the child’s journey in our school.

A program specially prepared for the grandparents over days of regular practice and over brimming excitement, makes the day a much awaited occasion by grandparents and grandchildren alike.

Every class with their teacher’s help strives to communicate in the most loving, innovative manner, their deep rooted emotions for their guardian angels. At times, the teachers are mere facilitators as the children act with unforeseen initiative and energy to present the best for their grandparents.

All the classes right from the tiny tots of Level I to the young adults of class VI celebrated Grandparents Days from the 21st Nov to 30th Nov., 2011.

The hustle bustle of the days’ preparation in the school premises reminded one of a joyous family function where the members are seen running around with urgency and excitement to get everything in order before the Guests of Honour arrive, and once they do the rest is a cake walk with both the hosts and the guests having the most awaited interaction of the year !!

The traditional welcome extended by their own grandchildren who lovingly put tilak on the grandparents left  many, emotionally awestruck. Once the felicitations were in place, the heartfelt prayers, the emphatic speeches and the welcome songs paved the wayfor the beautiful program to commence.

The dear grandparents epitomize traditional values, rich heritage and culture and to say that their grandchildren also keep in sync with it , is not enough, as they say “What you see is what you believe”. Our students presented various traditional and folk dances to impress their valued mentors in the form of Kathak, Kalbeliya and Chari dances.

The vibrancy of the dances was such that the grandparents were overwhelmed to the point of actually willing to join in and be participative in the dance.

The harmonious chords of musical instruments created audible magic for one and all. The students playing the tunes of ‘Yeh sham mastani’, Zindagi Ek safar etc swayed our graceful audience to their golden days of effervescence.

Short skits presented in English and Hindi displayed the histrionics of our youngsters who played their parts very convincingly. The genre of the skits ranged from comic to fable and greatly entertained the grandparents.

The yoga and gymnastics formed an integral part of the function and greatly impressed the grandparents who saw their imparted value of ‘staying healthy’ come into existence through this.

Singing and dancing always go hand in hand. The soulful songs and the sprightly western dances so well presented by the students made for a complete entertaining day. The ecstasy of showcasing something new was evident when some of the students including our youngest stars of Level II, literally danced their way on skates, to the catchy tunes of “Jai Ho”.

Sharing and cracking of jokes, challenges of funny and witty riddles, recitation of poems and the thrill of various games played transported our guests of senior years to their young and carefree days and they connected with their grandchildren as if they were one with them. What a precious sight it was to witness the gathering giggle and wiggle with joy.

Our little stars of Class I, Level II and especially Level I deserve and merit a special mention, as they are most definitely the “apple of their Grandparents’ eyes”. The various programs so lovingly performed for them included, songs like ‘Dadi amma Man jayo’, Nani Teri Morni ko’, dances on Bum Bum Bole, and most enthralling Karate display. It was a first of its kind experience for the Level I children as well as their grandparents as they mingled and jingled in the revelry of the day. The purity of their bonding cannot be expressed enough in words, but the glow of happiness and love visible on their faces was testimony to this universal truth.

There can never be enough thank yous and love yous for the pious and unconditional bond shared between the grandparents and their children. ‘Thank you’, ‘Love you’, Cherish you’ and ‘Miss you’ cards were in order, made especially for the occasion by the students.

The function ended on a high note, with everyone fully satiated with the love and companionship of each other, and with the hope that the coming year brings much more love, good health and gaiety in everyone’s lives.