Level I & II : 8:00 am to 12 noon
Classes I to IX : 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
The INTERACT Club of VISAKHA VIDYALAYA, Colombo, Sri Lanka invited THE PALACE SCHOOL , Jaipur and the TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, Hyderabad for a week’s(April 16-23,2014) interaction to promote Indo-Sri Lanka relations at the youth level.
The students from our school who participated in the cultural exchange program were Isha Kothari, Yashvi Mohta, Tanisha Gupta,Priyanshi Agarwal and Fatima Kamal Islam under the able guidance of Mr Sush Kocher.
The visit of these young girls was full of fun and learning. They were taken on educational trips to Pinnawala, Kandy, Galle, Matara and to historical and religious places of interest in and around Colombo. The delegation including hosts paid a courtesy call on the Indian High Commission where very interesting questions were put up by the deputy high commissioner Mr.P.Kumaran and Ms. Esha Srivastava the first Secretary(PIC).
The highlight of the visit was the FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD – SPECTRUM show that included sporting events covering local traditional events like coconut scraping, coconut leaves inter-weaving, rangoli, brain storming sessions, traditional dress pageant, etc., in which some 54 Island schools were invited in addition to the overseas visiting schools from India.
The talented girls from our school presented the Ganesh Vandana and a Harmomy dance. Their powerpoint presentation on ‘native festivals’ of the countries-‘Holi’ (India) by Priyanshi Agarwal, ‘Haloween’(USA) by Tanisha Gupta, ‘Songkran’ (Thailand) by Yashvi Mohta was very well received. Isha Kothari and Fatima Kamal Islam introduced and gave a concluding note to the presentation respectively.
Good will messages were also read out as received from Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, His Excellency Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India, and Principal Ms. Urvashi Warman of THE PALACE SCHOOL.
The visit to the Visakha Vidalaya, Colombo, Sri Lanka was a very enriching, learning and enlightening trip for the budding prodigies of The Palace School and we look forward to more such trips in the near future. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to Mrs Urvashi Warman, Principal, The Palace School for extending her full support and co-operation to the program !!
The very first day in school for Level I kids !!!!…… Heart filled with a gamut of feelings…excitement, anxiety, happiness, pride, apprehension to name a few !! and these are not the children but the parents we are talking about
2nd of April 2014 was the first day of school for the Level I kids at The Palace School. The school corridor adorned with cheerful balloons and teachers eager to receive the newest batch with a traditional ‘tikka’ painted a very auspicious picture for the day.
O! what a wonderful sight it was !! Some children were extremely confident and happily let go off their parents’ hand while others did not budge from their parents’ laps. And not only did the children howl and cry even the parents were teary eyed on seeing the ‘apple of their eyes’ embark on the most significant journey of their lives !! We saw mothers and fathers smiling through their tears at sending off their wards in the outside world for the very first time !!
Once the children were taken to their beautifully decorated classrooms by their loving teachers, some were amazed, some started enjoying and bonding with their newly found friends while some others even dozed off in their teachers’ laps !!
4 days gone by and the change has been remarkable. The children are so confident now and have readily accepted their school as their new home away from home. They even celebrated Red Day today !! The parents and children alike are now happily settled and are seen joyfully parting ways in the morning albeit for 4 hours
We are delighted to have such wonderful children in our school and we heartily once again welcome our ‘Class of 2028′ !!
Grandparents are grand in the true sense of the word. Their love is grand, their value in our lives, their care, their affection, their concern, their lessons, their stories…..everything related to them is grand…Every child is precious to their parents but he is priceless for his grandparents!!!
We may not realise it in the routine hustle bustle of our lives but our grandparents deserve to be honoured and cherished and also reminded of how important they are in our lives. The present day lifestyle of kids robs them of some of the traditional values including spending time with grandparents at home. So keeping in line with The Palace School tradition of honouring the Grandparents, each class celebrated Grandparents Day during the session 2013-14.
Each class presented a plethora of programs prepared especially for their grandparents. The excitement and exuberance in their efforts was clearly evident as it was a rare and unique opportunity for them to showcase their skills in front of their grandparents in school.
Various dances, skits, songs, musical instruments presentation, songs, stories, games and poems were presented by each class for their special guests!! Lots of prayers, good wishes and words of gratitude were conveyed to the grandparents through beautifully made greeting cards.
The grandparents and their grandchildren had a lovely time together and they thanked the school and teachers profusely for celebrating a day especially in their honour !!