Special Assemblies and Events 2020 - 21
The Little Graduates: Celebrating the Kindergarten Graduation Day
Pune, Maharashtra | April 9th, 2021
Friday, April 9th, 2021: It was a very special day at S.B. Patil Public School as the Senior KG section celebrated their graduation day.
Kindergarten graduation celebration has a special significance as the tiny tots complete their term as kindergarteners and venture into being primary section toddlers. By now they know their numbers and ABC's and have learnt many important values and morals as they cross the threshold into the primary section.
The celebrations began with the teacher welcoming the students and their parents. Teachers congratulated students for their accomplishments. A touching video of sweet memories of the entire year’s journey which left everyone emotional. To lighten this moment an online game was conducted wherein the kiddies actively participated and thoroughly enjoyed.
This was followed by a brunch and an interaction with the teachers where they shared their memories, experiences and thanked the teacher for all the efforts that they had put to teach them through a virtual platform.
However, all good things come to an end. A thank you note appreciating parents for all their support and cooperation that they had extended throughout the year to make this virtual teaching a big success was given by the teachers. We thank the principal, Dr. Bindu Saini; pre-primary coordinator, Ms. Shubhangi Kulkarni; and the management for all their support and guidance.
Black & White Day Celebration
When two opposite colors come together it has an eye-catching effect as they compliment each other .Black and White combination is a good example of the same . They are highly opposite from each other but when they come together, they play magic . A good example to justify this statement is when we see the black clouds in the sky before it rains, how appealing it is to our eyes. To help our tiny tots for differentiating these special colours and its effects, the Pre primary section celebrated Black and White colour day virtually on Friday , 26-2-2021. Children were introduced to black & white colours through beautiful display of objects to the colour theme. They listened to rhymes related to the colours of black and white. Also to enhance their speaking skills students spoke about different objects they see in their surroundings.
Different play based activities were also arranged to build their creativity and imagination. Like, our Nursery children coloured Zebra with Black and White stripes. Jr.KG section made "Night Scenery" with Wax painting and sponge dabbing activity. Sr.KG children had fun with mixing colours and palm printing to form an elephant out of it. Learners & teachers both looked attractive in their Black & White outfit. It was a day well spent learning , playing and having fun with friends and teachers.
Orange Day celebration
Learning colours is an important part of every child’s early education. Having colour theme months are a great way to introduce & reinforce the colour to toddlers.
With an objective to acquaint the concept of secondary colour & objects related to it, pre-primary section celebrated “Orange colour Day” on 29th January 2021 on virtual platform. The young ones dressed in shades of vibrant orange colour shining brightly. A dynamic & stimulating learning environment was created to help the children to explore their imagination.
For child’s holistic development and to learn appreciating hard work put into squeezing the orange, Sr. KG students participated in Orange Juice making activity. Whereas Jr. KG students showcased their culinary skills by making “Carrot Raita.” Students wore kitchen aprons & chef caps. They offered raita to their family members.
Our Nursery tiny tots participated in “orange Peeling” activity which helped them to enhance their concentration, coordination and move towards independence. Peeling orange with little fingers was a great practical life activity for our toddlers. This activity also helped children to develop their fine motor skills and sensorial exploration. They enjoyed the orange peeling activity and tasted the sweet & sour fruit.
Christmas is the festival which inspires the spirit of sharing and caring. Keeping this in mind the pre primary section has celebrated "Christmas" on 23 Dec'2020. Christmas is celebrated on 25th December to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. We believe that he is the Son of God. Children were eagerly waiting for Santa because they know Santa comes with a lot of gifts. Teachers could see expressions on kids' faces when Santa entered their virtual classroom. It was an eye catching moment. They shaked their legs on songs along with Santa, even saw a story named "Birth of Jesus' '. The boundless joy of celebrating the festival has been visible on the faces of all the children. Kids has shown their creativity through different kinds of activities for Christmas Celebration, like Nursery kids enjoyed with 'Colouring the Christmas tree and sticker pasting activity'. Jr.KG kids have shown their imagination by making 'Santa face' with paper glass, glaze paper & cotton. Sr.KG kids have developed their finger grip with 'Christmas tree crayon etching'.
Annual Day Celebration 2020-21
Annual day is the most awaited event of the year ,which everyone looks forward to and this year too the pre-primary wing of S.B.Patil Public School celebrated annual day with the same elation and gusto on 22nd December 2020, but with a twist .As the pandemic continues ,and now that we have entered into the virtual world of schooling this year we also had a virtual annual day celebration.That's right whatever challenges may come our way we have learnt to find a way and come out as a winner.
The theme for the year 2020-21 pre-primary annual day celebration was "Back to school". Children gave fabulous performances where their emotions and feelings came alive on the screen and they expressed how much they missed their school , teachers ,friends and the school environment.Now the feelings here have been mutual ,we too have missed our students a lot.The program was a magnificent and reverberating celebration.It commenced with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony and prayer. It preceded with the warm welcome of our esteemed parents and students.The little stars geared up with colourful outfits ,props ,smiling faces and full of enthusiasm made the day a memorable one.The entire event was well weaved to the theme back to school ,their were children swaying to the beats ,some displayed their singing talent ,we had sand artist moving their hands swiftly on the coloured sand all giving their best performance.The list doesn't end here we had mono act performers,magicians,children playing notes on musical instruments.We also had a skit performance by Jr.KG and Sr.KG students respectively ,the skit revolved around the importance of eating healthy food and it also gave us a glimpse of online schooling and how it has impacted our daily routine .It was a visual treat put in by our students along with their very supportive parents.
The annual day gathering that showcased our multi talented students outstanding performance was appreciated by our honourable principal ma'am 'Dr. Bindu Saini', and by one and all present for the virtual program.It was a colourful program put forward by the talented students of S.B.Patil.Public School. Wow ! that indeed was a memorable event with all the little stars performing online , a ' virtual annual day'.
Diwali is a festival of lights. The name “Deepavali” literally means an “Array of lights”.
To make students understand the importance of ‘Diwali’, Pre-primary section of S. B. Patil school had “Diwali Celebration” on 9th November 2020.
Teacher explained the importance of Diwali. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil.
To enhance the creativity skills of students, different activities were conducted in the pre-primary section. Nursery kids decorated diya printouts beautifully by finger dabbing. Jr. KG students showcased their creativity by drawing diya with rangoli & decorating it with beautiful colours. Sr. KG had lantern making activity. Both teachers and students enjoyed Diwali celebration wholeheartedly on a virtual platform.
Pre-Primary Green Day Celebration
Green is the colour of life, nature and energy, which is closely associated with meanings of hope, harmony, freshness and environment .It's the colour which revitalizes our body and mind.Green is also a part of our national flag and it promises growth and prosperity.On Wednesday,28th October 2020 pre- primary wing had a virtual 'Green Day Celebration' .Students attended the online celebration and all were dressed up in pretty green attire.The classroom were beautifully decorated in green colour theme. The children were familiarized with green colour objects and the teachers explained the importance of growing more trees and emphasized on the need of taking care of it .Children then enthusiastically showed teachers the plants they had planted at their homes.Age appropriate activities were planned for the holistic development of the child which they eagerly participated in .Nursery had green peas peeling activity to improve their fine motor skills,Jr.KG students did leaf printing activity on image of tree,Sr.KG students had seed germination activity and they were also encouraged to observe its growth.
Pre -Primary Navaratri Celebration
Durga'- The Goddess of strength ,energy and protection ,the divine shakti who combats evils that threatens peace and prosperity is worshipped during these nine days of Navratri in many parts of India . Keeping up the tradition and celebrations and never dying spirit even in this difficult times of pandemic ,S.B.Patil Public School ,Pre -Primary wing celebrated Navaratri festival with full of zest and enthusiasm on Thursday ,22nd October 2020 through virtual platform.
The day started with welcoming children and parents for the celebration.Children and their parents were all dressed up in their best colourful traditional outfits.The tiny tots were given information about the importance of this festival and the different ways people celebrate navratri in different parts of our country like dandiya -raas in Gujarat, Durga pooja in Kolkata .To begin the celebration on a auspicious note ,Devi stuti slokha was recited by the teachers .Then followed the much awaited event the garba and dandiya ,children and parents moved their feet to the energetic beats of garba song played for them.Teachers too joined in the celebration.Parents thanked and appreciated the school for arranging this fabulous event and for including them in the celebration.Such words of appreciation coming from parents motivates our school and management to give the best and come up with more innovative ideas not only in the field of education but for the all around development of a child .
In Remembrance of a Visionary: Celebrating National Student’s Day
In remembrance and commemoration of the birth anniversary of former President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, prominently known as the “Missile Man of India”, S.B. Patil Public school held a celebratory event on the 15th of October, 2020.
Ever since the United Nations decided to honour the occasion to mark Dr. Kalam’s efforts towards promoting education, it has been celebrated as National Student’s Day.
The session commenced with the garlanding of Dr. Kalam’s photograph of Dr. Kalam by the principal, Dr. Saini; primary and secondary section coordinator Ms. Padmavati Banda; pre-primary section coordinator, Ms. Shubhangi Kulkarni; primary section sub-coordinator, Ms. Vandana Sangle, and, a few other faculty members.
The event commenced with an oath-taking ceremony wherein Dr. Saini reiterated the Teacher’s Ten-point Oath, penned by Dr. Kalam himself. The oath is a culmination of realisation, responsibility and pride of being a teacher.
The primary section faculty member, Ms. Priya Aparajit presented a speech on the importance of the whilst other faculty members of the pre-primary and grades I and II choir group presented song devoted to the occasion, “Achyutam Keshavam” and a patriotic song “Maatru Bhoomi Karma Bhoomi Ko Naman”. They were guided by the school’s music teachers, Ms. Sulochana Pawar, Mr. Kuldeep Ghadge and Mr. Prathamesh Inamdar.
Faculty members of the ICT department Ms. Sapna Pagare and Ms. Niru Malik displayed a PPT on the life of Dr. Kalam and his hallmark contributions to the missile technology. Again, teachers of the pre-primary as well as grade I and II sections presented an awesome skit-cum-dance on the theme, “Dr. Kalam: An Apostle of Communal Harmony.”
The skit was penned by Ms. Trupti Brijwasi and Ms. Yogita Deshmukh, and was directed by Ms. Suchita Phulari, Ms. Nayana Taru and Ms. Payal Nihalani. Ms. Neha Niphadkar enthralled the minds of everyone through her portrayal of the titular character of Dr. Kalam. The play had eyes brimming eyes with respect, awe, inspiration and tears by the time it ended.
Arts and music teacher, Mr. Kuldeep Ghadage prepared an inspiring video presentation on the theme, “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam: A People’s President, A Benevolent Human Being”.
Dr. Saini directed the organizing of the Assembly. Ms. Banda; Ms. Kulkarni; and sub-coordinators of pre-primary section, Ms. Nayana Taru and Ms. Payal Nihalani; along with CCA in-charge, Ms. Swaleha Mujawar tended to the proceedings of the event.
The remarkable contributions from the following faculty members also stand worthy of applause:
1. Music Supervision: Ms. Sulochana Pawar, Mr. Kuldeep Ghadge and Mr. Prathamesh Inamdar.
2. Live Streaming Arrangements: Mr. Abhijeet Gaikwad and Ms. Richa Arora
3. Live Streaming for Facebook: Mr. Rohit Sarkar
4. Live Streaming for Google Meet: Mr. Dhanaji Patil
5. Venue Arrangements: Mr. Sunnjoy Vispute, Ms. Deepika Kannao and Ms. Rohini Kanake
To Daada-Daadi with Love: Celebrating Grandparent’s Day
अगर कोई है जो हमे अपने माता-पिता जैसे प्यार करे,
अगर कोई है जिसने हमारे आंसू पोंछे|
अगर कोई है जो हमे किसी की तरह न लाड़ करे,
अगर कोई है जो हमे पापा के मार से बचा सके|
अगर कोई है जो हमारे संग बच्चों जैसे खेले,
वह सिर्फ एक है जिसकी जगह दुनिया में ना कोई ले सके|
अगर कोई है जो हमे लोरी सुनाये जब हमे नींद ना आती,
न मामा, न पापा. वह है हमारे नाना-नानी, दादा-दादी|
It always has been tradition at S.B. Patil Public School to recognise the people who have influenced our lives, perpetually striving to make us better people be it our teachers, peers or family.
This is why, on October 9th, 2020, the pre-primary section of S.B. Patil Public School celebrated Grandparent’s Day to recognise and thank our grandparents. To commemorate this occasion during the time of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Bindu Saini gave a speech on the occasion which was streamed online on the day of celebration. She spoke about the imperativeness, grandparents as people, have in our lives: How they are our pillar of support, our protector and friend.
She also stressed on how many of us worship and have even modelled our own lives around our grandparents who always push us to do our best, and love us unconditionally whilst expecting nothing in return.
Meanwhile, online activities were conducted with the kiddies of the pre-primary section and their grandparents. In an hour-and-a-half session, the tiny tots showed no hesitancy in expressing their love for their grandparents. Both grandparents and grandchildren alike shared and relived their sweet memories by showing photographs taken of them together.
Grandparents also got the opportunity to recollect their own childhood memories, and in a sensitive moment, expressed their emotions and feelings about what it is to be a grandparent. Through games, puzzles, quizzes and riddles organised by the teachers, grandparents were able to shed all responsibilities of being an adult, and in those moments relived being a child all over again.
Further to this, both grandparents and grandchildren enjoyed fireless cooking such as by making paani puri, sandwiches, etc. Music was also played to which grandparents and their beloved grandchildren danced merrily to the tunes.
Thus, through this all, we at S.B. Patil Public School were proud and contented to give these fine people who perhaps, our parents aside, have been the closest to us; who have been with us through thick and through thin, the opportunity to be appreciated for all the sacrifices they have made, to be valued for all the love they have showered on us, and a chance to explore their innermost child they almost had forgotten they had.
We extend our gratitude to the principal, Dr. Bindu Saini; the pre-primary coordinator, Ms. Shubhangi Kulkarni, and all the teachers of the pre-primary section who have made this day possible.
Blue colour Day celebration
Blue is the colour of Sky & Sea. It symbolizes loyalty, strength & wisdom.
To emphasize the importance of Blue colour, Pre-primary section of S.B. Patil Public School celebrated “Blue colour day” on virtual platform on 30th September 2020.
Kids love to play in the water. Considering this Nursery & Jr. KG. teachers arranged a water play activity, wherein teacher explained the blue colour of sky, water & mother earth. She explained the importance of water, nature & how to take care of it.
Teacher asked students to put the objects i.e. long & short pencil, eraser, sharpener, ice-cream stick, spoon, ice cube in the blue coloured water & to observe it.Teacher asked students to take out these things from water with closed eyes. This experiential learning helped students to learn different concepts like ice-melting, sink & float, long & short. Nursery kids made a collage. Sr. KG students did magic painting to show the fish in water.
The students were happy and enjoyed the activities.
Yellow Day Celebration
Colour can sway thinking ,change actions and cause reactions.Colour is a power which directly influences soul.To unfold the importance of colours Pre-primary section had a "Yellow colour celebration" on 31st August 2020 .All the sunflowers looked fresh and brought in happiness,cheer ,warmth and energy as they were all dressed up in yellow colour for their virtual yellow day celebration.Teachers welcomed them with yellow board decorations ,played rhyme on yellow colour and discussed about objects with yellow colour .Children actively participated giving inputs about objects in yellow colour they know about.They eagerly awaited for the surprise yellow day activity which children enjoy doing with help of teachers guidance. Activities which develop the fine and gross motor skill of the students were conducted like paper tearing on sun for nursery ,Jr.Kg had activities such as treasure hunt of yellow colour object and tracing , colouring, pasting activity of sun. Sr.Kg children had Pikachu fan folding activity .All these activities and the colour yellow had a very positive influence on our tiny tots and the day was spent with utmost enjoyment.
Sweeter than honey, tastier than curd, pleasanter than any happiness & joy is the power of the name of Krishna.
Janmashtami i.e. the birthday of Lord Krishna was celebrated on 12th August 2020. The purpose of the celebration was to inculcate the value of sharing & respect in students. Students dressed up as Radha & Krishna. Teacher acquainted the students about Lord Krishna through online session. Students also enjoyed dancing on Krishna song.
Independence day Celebration
When the whole world was sleeping, our nation- INDIA, took rebirth on 15th August 1947 with a lot of dreams. We stepped out of the old to the new. To make kids understand the importance of this day, our Pre-primary section celebrated Independence Day. Our tiny citizens were looking adorable in Tricolour attire. Teachers enriched their knowledge about our Freedom Fighters and National Symbols by giving information and through songs. Different activities like National flag with Grains Sticking, drawing, drawing & colouring of National Flag were conducted for Sr. KG, Nursery and Jr. KG classes respectively.
Raksha Bandhan Celebration
Our age -old traditions have gifted the country with various festivals and celebrations and Raksha -Bandhan is one of them .Childhood is the right time to familiarize the children with the rituals of each festival and to develop a liking for the festivals and celebration .Pre primary wing of S.B.Patil Public School celebrated Raksha Bandhan on 31 July 2020.
Children looked pretty in their colourful traditional dress eagerly waiting to participate with their teachers for the online rakhi making activity ,students actively interacted and showed their rakhis made during the session.The highlight of the celebration was a surprise video arranged by the teachers ,where pictures of students last years rakhi celebration with their dear siblings were shown to the students ,this made the children and the teachers happy and emotional at the same time.Children learnt about their unique tradition ,importance of relationship and family ties in this celebration.
Red Day Celebration
The little angels from pre primary section of S. B. Patil Public School celebrated 'Red colour day' virtually through online class on 30 June 2020. Children joined in for the celebration adorned in red coloured dresses and had an active interaction with their teachers about red coloured objects.
Children were welcomed to a virtual class decorated with red colour ribbons and displays, rhymes on red colour were also played for the children. Teachers explained how red colour signifies love, strength and energy. Activities were conducted in which students enthusiastically participated. Teachers were very delighted to see their work and appreciated them for the same.
School Excursions 2020-21
Harmony Jungle Safari - Sr.KG Field Trip
Field Trips can make learning fun and special, adding an element of novelty to a school routine. The students of Sr.KG had a virtual field trip on 27th January 2021 to the 'Harmony Jungle Safari' where children could achieve better understanding about the things they had learnt in the classroom. To get the feel of the field trip, children were asked to join the session with dry snacks and water bottles in a backpack ,sunglasses and caps. Our trip started on time and with everyone in full enthusiasm. Teachers showed students video of different animals found in the jungles of India as well as other parts of the world, in their natural habitat and kept interacting and giving information as well as asking them to share their experiences throughout the video, they were also shown different species of birds, migratory birds found in nature .Children were shown how the animals are happy in their natural habitat where they were free and how they lived together in harmony. We had a small munch break ,children ate snacks and had juices they had packed for the trip. After the break we moved on to see the colourful aquatic world where children saw different aquatic and amphibian animals and other marine life. The virtual trip came to an end with a fun - filled learning and better hands on experience on the topic. It was a nice day spent together learning and having fun with school friends and teachers.
Nursery & Jr.KG Field visit
A Field Trip is the one of the best tools that we can provide every student with real world experiences. Keeping this in mind pre-primary section arranged “Virtual Field Trip” for Nursery and Jr.Kg.students on 15-1-2021. To create the feel of a Field Trip we asked students to wear Sunglasses, caps and to carry some snacks to munch. Jr.Kg.students visited Zoo & water world virtually whereas Nursery students visited Bird valley. Teachers gave information like animals/ birds home, what do they eat, their kids etc. Different videos of animals and birds shown to the students. The aim of this virtual visit is to give information of various animals / birds found in India and their habitat. Students were observing animals & birds very keenly and were excited to move on watching more. In-between they all had snacks while teachers were discussing their experience during the visit. They talked about their happiness, knowledge, the zoo they visited previously and past experiences. Students enjoyed this virtual field visit and our aim is successfully completed.