Independence Day was celebrated with great gusto and patriotic fervour. All classes from 1 to 8 were involved in one or the other item. The Bharatanatyam presented the patriotic song Sare Jahan Se Achha choreographed to classical dance steps.
SMARTUR.COM, a leading online test provider announced results for the online tests it had running since August 2014 for students of Classes 1 to 10 across India. A whole set of students from the school bagged prizes across subjects and classes.
Students of Classes 3,4 and 5 bagged prizes at the International Clap Skating competition held on the 13,14 and 15 of June at Goa, India.
Elections for the post of School Pupil Leader and Assistant School Pupil Leader were held on the 9th and 10th of June with classes 4 to 8 given voting rights to select the candidate of their choice.
Students who stood for the post of SPL
1. Navya S K
2. Suvarna A
3. Bhavana M H
Students who stood for the post of ASPL
2. Bharath M A
3. Sushanth Shetty
Yoga has been introduced from this year across all classes for students. Simple asanas that help improve their flexibility, concentration and enthuses the spirit of kids have been taught to them. The open concrete court serves as an excellent open air place for yoga practice.
66th Republic Day was celebrated in a grand style at the school. The Flag hoisting ceremony was followed by the distribution of the House Championship awards for the Senior and Junior houses. The Senior House Championship was bagged by Brahmos while the Junior house championship was netted by the Cheetah house.
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This was followed by a skating demonstration by students from LKG to Class 7. The audience was spell bound with the performance.
Next came a musical session with students from 5th, 6th and 7th showing off their skills in singing Gamaka - Gamaka, also known as gamak or gamakam, refers to ornamentation that is used in the performance of Indian classical music. Gamaka is any graceful turn, curve or cornering touch given to a single note or a group of notes, which adds emphasis to each raga's individuality.
The Quiz program that was being eagerly awaited by the students was up next. 2 hours of quiz for classes 4,5,6 and 7 involving 16 rounds of general questions and 2 rounds of audio questions had the audience rooted to their seats.
Jan 3 every year is celebrated as Founder's Day. On this day we release the school newsletter covering excerpts of the achievements throughout the year, articles from students, photos from events, etc.
Here below is the PDF file of the newsletter followed by the editorial.
Yet another year has come to an end. The start of the New Year has ushered in new hope, confidence to achieve more and the curiosity to seek out new things to learn. The school, the students studying here and the people who run the show – the teaching staff, support staff and the management have been instrumental in ensuring we have left an indelible mark on the year that flew by.
New improved ways of imparting education to students, using digital methods to test students’ grasp of concepts, everyday experiments during the assembly to kindle an innate interest in science, daily news bulletins read out by students to ensure students keep abreast of societal developments, new craft ideas that sparked creativity, a new badminton court and skating rink were all ways in which the school scaled new heights in imparting education.
We also made headlines at the district level with kids from upper classes bagging first prize in Fancy Dress and Story Telling competitions at the Pratibha Karanji competition held by the State Education Department.
Social responsibility was incorporated into the kids’ minds in a big way with the Clean-up campaigns that were undertaken as part of the Swacch Bharat Andolan. The importance of surroundings and how one can do his little bit to help keep our society clean and tidy was impressed upon the young minds.
Along with the one day picnics for children of class 5 and below, a special 3 day educational trip was organised for students of class 6 and 7. Covering the geologically significant St Mary’s islands in Udupi, the Pilikula National Park and Science Regional Centre near Mangalore, the trip served as an emphasis on concepts covered throughout the year in the classroom.
As we step into the next year, the rich experiences, the learning from the last year will help us strive ever harder to take the school to greater heights.
Today, we celebrate Founder’s Day. A day where we re-dedicate ourselves to the ideals for which the school was founded by our Chairman P K Prakash Rao. Imparting quality education with the child at the centre of everything we plan and execute. Today’s kids will carry the country ahead tomorrow and we as teachers should leave no stone unturned in ensuring they are well prepared to shoulder that burden well.
A special note of thanks for all the parents who have extended their support and have been appreciative of the efforts being put in to make Amrutha Varshini Vidyalaya a model school.
Wishing all parents and guardians a Happy New Year!!
Vijay P Rao
Gandhi Jayanti celebrations today at school involved hoisting the tricolour, a community prayer for 45 minutes. This was followed by a quiz on Gandhiji and his life for students of classes 4,5,6 and 7. On the lead up to Gandhi Jayanti, children of higher classes were shown the film Gandhi on the 30th Sep and 1st Oct.
This was followed by the participation of 300 students, 60 teachers and the management in playing our part in the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan - We went to the village Kodiyal Hospet and for 2 hours cleaned the village surroundings. Children enthusiastically involved themselves in collecting plastic, paper and other scattered waste and dumping them in the designated places.
Here are some photos covering the community prayer and the cleanliness drive.
Teacher's Day was eventful with 2 dramas, 4 dances and some songs - all presented by teachers. Class 7 students engaged the lower classes for the day. We also had several competitions for teachers. The Rangoli competition was definitely a feast for the eyes for the kids. Here's a quick view of all the Rangolis.
68th Indian Independence Day was celebrated with much fanfare and pride in our hearts. Students celebrated the national festival with displays of physical expression in the form of Lazims, Dumbells, Hoops and Flower sticks.
An update on activities undertaken to improve the quality of the school in general