Special Assemblies and Events 2022 - 23
“Accomplishing the small things is the first step in achieving greatness – graduating shows that you’re well on your way!”
The sun shined brighter on S.B Patil Public School as we celebrated Kindergarten Graduation Day on 25th March,2023. This is their stepping stone for many more graduations to come in their life! The little ones who knew no one once now have a big bunch of friends. These tiny tots who came as strangers now have loads and loads of memories to cherish lifelong. Our little graduates are all ready for their new ride of life. This was an important day to celebrate their big leap of achievements. The parents had heads high with pride and joined in the joy of their children. The students left with smiling faces and embarking memories in the classrooms. The classrooms are now empty but eagerly awaiting for the next batch to create many more chapters of happiness.
Pre Primary 'Lekha Farm Picnic'
The academic year 2022 -23 came to an end with full on enjoyments for our Pre-primary section with a year end picnic to Lekha Farms on 15th March 2023, Wednesday. On the way creating sweet memories to remember when they look back, the year witnessed many monthly activities, festive enjoyments, colour days seeing an overall holistic development in our students. To add a cherry on top of this the team of S.B. Patil Public School set out a day-long picnic with many activities, games & shows for the students with their beloved teachers at ‘Lekha Farms’.
Kiddos were super excited, thrilled, all ready with a backpack with some snacks & goodies set out for the picnic from their school singing songs all the way in the school bus till they reached the venue.
They were amused to be welcomed by pleasing, radiant faced Charlie Chaplin and Stilt walker at the entrance. Students were then escorted for breakfast, where they enjoyed Idli Sambhar and Poha. After a good breakfast the children then moved to see the Puppet & Magic show. After which they got their hand tattooed by a tattoo artist, then the jumping jacks, toy train ride, Merry Go Rounds and so on went on the fun till they got tired and took a break for some munching and chit chat with friends and teachers and some selfie time. After some rest they were all charged up to have a blast on the dance floor to the DJ’s beats. Such fun and laughter all around, wow! What a day well spent. But the fun didn't end here, there was free play garden time, now with all energy draining out slowly, it was time to restore the energy with a yummy lunch laid out for them with their favourite foods Pav Bhaji, Fried Rice, Fryums and Gulab Jamuns. All the tummy full kiddos rested for some time. As it was time to leave the venue, they were given ice creams which they relished. All happy faces, day full of enjoyment and sack full of sweet memories the tiny tots returned to school where their eager parents waited for them to hear all the chattering about their first independent picnic.
The Last Day of School:
A Pre-primary Section Memoir
Pune, Maharashtra | March 2023
With grey winters turning to bright summers,
With cloudy skies turning to sunshine all around,
Another year has come to an end.
With another annual year coming to an end, those tiny feet, which once hesitantly walked into their new classes a year ago, will soon march out a step higher. Those hands which scribbled crayons randomly have learnt good formations. The entire year was a carnival with echoes of laughters, cheers, teamwork and much more to the list.
As a token of love, all the teachers prepared handmade take-away mementoes for the little ones to cheer them up as they embarked on a new journey. It was a bittersweet moment for both teachers as well as students as some were excited on this new venture, yet teary-eyed as they left their classrooms and class teachers. Teachers received tight hugs from the toddlers with promises made that they will come to meet their teachers in the coming years too. Goodbyes were hard yet had the sweetness of dreams to be chased.
The Little Narangis:
Celebrating the Pre-primary Orange Day
Pune, Maharashtra | February 27th, 2023
Having colour-themed days is a great way to introduce and reinforce the colours to young children. The Pre-Primary section of S.B. Patil Public School celebrated Orange Colour Day February 27th, 2023.
Orange is a dynamic colour that radiates warmth. It stimulates activity, appetite and encourages socialisation. It is associated with optimism, energy and conveys a message of positivity.
The tiny tots donned orange outfits as they partook in various creative activities like orange peeling and arranging peeled oranges to form different things like Ganesh idols, flowers, turtles, fish, crabs, etc. After these activities, the children relished and enjoyed the sweet and sour flavour of the oranges.
The little ones enjoyed a lot and it was indeed a pleasure to witness them dressed up in orange attire bubbling with energy and fascination. In a nutshell, the purpose of this activity was fulfilled with each and every child emitting enthusiasm and zest.
Learning to be Little Chefs:
The Pre-primary Fireless Cooking Activity
Pune, Maharashtra | February 20th, 2023
Learning about fireless cooking helps children develop survival skills and the confidence to be independent; and so, S.B. Patil Public School organised a Fireless Cooking activity on February 20th, 2023 for the pre-primary section’s Junior KG students
Students tried their hands at recipes like Monaco biscuit sandwiches with toppings; puffed puris with corn stuffing; Monaco biscuit toppings with corn and cheese; and healthy bhel and masala papad with boondi. These recipes encouraged children to be self-directed and independent. It also taught them to follow step-wise directions and develop problem-solving skills.
Celebrating Opposites that Complement:
The Pre-primary Black and White Day
Pune, Maharashtra | January 31st, 2023
S.B Patil Public School’s pre-primary section celebrated Black and White Day on January 31st, 2023. Black is most commonly associated with power, authority and strength. On the other hand, white is directly linked to that which is righteous, good and peaceful. They both are opposites which complement each other.
Our kindergartners were welcomed on this day with decorations themed in black and white on soft boards of the classrooms displaying a multitude of black and white objects such as pandas, chess boards, and footballs; along with charts displaying the concept of day and night whilst highlighting it with the caption "Don't compare your child to others there is no comparison between the sun and moon, they shine when it's their time.”
The young learners were dressed in black and white attire. They were asked to name objects they saw around them which exist in black and white, after which the teacher discussed objects displayed on the soft boards, and explained the concept of day and night. To add variety, they were also shown shadow acts with students and teachers making different shadows of birds, animals, etc.
The pre-primary section had arranged different activities for students to develop their gross and fine motor skills: Nursery students had paper tearing and pasting on a zebra activity; the Junior KG students made paper envelopes and thanksgiving cards for our community helpers, and gifted it to them with a sweet gesture of thank you and a smile on their face; whilst the Senior KG students made a cute penguins using palm printing. Children in this way honed their skills and learnt to show gratitude towards all who help them.
Celebrating India's 74th Republic Day at S.B. Patil Public School
Republic Day is celebrated annually on the 26th of January to commemorate the day the Constitution of India came into effect back in 1950.
Our young patriots took part in the following activities:
- Nursery students made tricolour maps of India using handprint painting.
- Junior KG students drew and coloured the National Flag.
- Senior KG Students made tricolour flowers using paper strips.
To add to the spirit of nationalism, a patriotic song and dance performance was organised for the students by the teachers. The celebration ended with an inspiring speech given by the teacher.
"अनेकता में एकता ही इस देश की शान है, इसलिए मेरा भारत महान है।”
Annual Sports Week :
Sport develops a sense of friendliness among the children and develops their team spirit. It helps children to develop mental and physical toughness.
Every year S.B. Patil Public school celebrates Sports Week in the month of December as the weather is pleasing for a long span of games on the field. As it is one of the most loved events of the year and the children very longingly look forward to it, Pre-primary section teachers organized the sports week from 12th to 16th December 2022.
All the arrangements were made and the playground was set beforehand for the event. The teachers ensured hundred percent participation of the students. Various games were designed for the tiny tots by the teachers like hurdle race, ball balancing, copy and paste, flower garden game, rabbit race, balloon game and water game not only to build their gross motor skills, flexibility and fitness but also to ignite their intellectual power and wit at a very early stage to keep their value in life. Our honorable Principal Dr. Bindu Saini, Vice Principal Ms. Padmavati Banda and co-ordinator Ms. Shubhangi Kulkarni and teachers were mesmerized to see the energetic participation of the little ones. All in all, it was indeed an exciting experience for the students. The winners who made it to the victory shall be awarded with the medals and all the participants shall also be felicitated with the participation certificates.
The Colour of Nature:
The Pre-primary Green Day
Pune, Maharashtra | November 30th, 2022
Green is the colour of nature which represents new beginnings, growth and harmony, self-respect and well-being. On November 30 th, the pre-primary section celebrated green colour day. This day was celebrated with great zeal and zest as the little princes and princesses adorned dresses in all shades of green.
Teachers shared the information on green colour objects whilst classrooms were decorated with green colour displays. The little ones involved themselves in green colour activities with their respective teachers such as vegetable printing for the Nursery section; and making of snakes using fan-folding as well as salad-making using green vegetables and fruits for the Junior KG classes.
The Senior KG children eagerly and excitedly welcomed the advent of Christmas by making paper Christmas trees and decorating it. Children had great fun doing all the activities organised for them and enjoyed the day with fun, whilst also learning tonnes in the bargain.
Visit to a Musical Garden :
“Where words fail, music speaks.” The power of music has a positive healing effect.
A garden is a place of beauty, and a combination of musical instruments. A garden is a great place to visit!
To generate love for music and to know about various musical instruments, a field visit to ‘Aalap Musical Garden’ was organized for the tiny tots of Pre-primary on Friday, 25th November 2022
Children were very much happy and excited to visit the theme park where they were explored to nature to freely enjoy and play in the garden full of greenery and vibrant colourful flowers and also got to see the garden filled with various musical instruments set up like tabla, guitar, flute, xylophone, harmonium etc, where in teachers gave information about all the musical instruments to their kids. Such visual and practical experience gave the students to remember, learn and understand the subject for their lifetime. Field trips help strengthen classroom materials and bring classroom materials to life.
Pictures of students of all the classes were taken in front of the musical instruments.
Parents were delighted and satisfied to see the cheerful happy faces of their loved ones as they fully enjoyed in the garden and also got the knowledge of musical instruments which created love and interest towards music in them.
The Pre-primary Children's Day Celebrations:
Pune, Maharashtra | November 14,2022
“Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.”
Every year 14th November is celebrated as Children’s Day to pay tribute to our former Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for his contribution towards building the nation. It is a day celebrating the spirit of childhood. To make this event a memorable one, teachers of the Pre-Primary section celebrated the occasion on 14th November 2022, Monday with great enthusiasm. The event was carried out under the guidance and directions of our honorable principal Dr. Bindu Saini ma’am, Vice Principal Ms. Padmavati Banda ma’am and coordinator Ms. Shubhangi Kulkarni ma’am. The entire programme was put together with a motive to entertaining the kids.
The programme commenced with welcoming the children with overwhelming joy and happiness. Classroom and corridors were beautifully decorated with colourful balloons, flowers,cartoon pictures and toys by keeping in mind the children’s likings.
The games of Pinata and Hurdle race were organized for the children. A children’s movie was also shown to them. To end the day with a blast the children and teacher danced to a melodious and upbeat song which gave special joy and liveliness to the celebration’s day’s end.
Kids were overwhelmed and enjoyed the occasion and were very eager to tell their parents about the show. All-in-all the children thoroughly enjoyed the day meant solely for them.
The Little Ones Light-up the School:
The Pre-primary Diwali Celebrations
Pune, Maharashtra | October 20th,2022
Diwali is not only the celebration of the triumph of good over evil but is also the festival of lights. During the period,people light diyas and candles to not only brighten their homes on this occasion but also signify the expulsion of darkness by light.
With the Diwali vacays commencing from the October 21 st , on October 20 th , 2022, the pre-primary section held a diya making activity for the little ones. Adorned in bright dresses to commemorate the occasion, the little toddlers, with help from their teachers decorated diyas with glitter.
One could see the excitement in the eyes of the little ones as they dipped their glue-coated diyas in glitter. Not only their work aimed at lighting up the ambience at S.B. Patil Public School but also their happiness, smiles and laughs lit up everyone’s heart.
From everyone at S.B. Patil Public School, we wish all of you a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali.
Grandparents Day Celebration
"A grandparent has silver in their hair and gold in their heart."
Grandparents are family who give unconditional love and kindness; have immense patience and understanding, shower us with comfort, and teach us lessons in life. Even when parents may scold a child, it is the grandparents whose blind love for their grandkids shields them from their parents.
Just like a parent plays an important role in a child's life, grandparents do too. Assume a child is a boat: if parents are the propellers and rudder that push and channel the child in the right path; grandparents then are the sails that gently guide the child as well.
And so, to acknowledge the role of grandparents in our lives, S.B.Patil Public School's pre-primary section gave a platform to them on 8th October, 2022 through the event: Grandparents' Day. The grandparents of our students were invited. They played fun-filled games like Guess the Actors, Book Balancing, Catch the Ball, Tying Knots, etc. and even went to the Selfie Corner and Tattoo Corner to get clicked and have tattoos made on them.
Grandparents shook their legs on stage with their grandchildren as music rocked the auditorium. One could, without a doubt, see the happiness on the faces of the dada-dadis and nana-nanis.
Navratri Celebration 2022
A lot of people in India wait for this time of the year where they can come together with their families and friends and completely indulge themselves in celebration of Navratri wearing their vibrant festive traditional attires and dance through the night to the beats of dandiya songs. These nine days devotees all over India worship Maa Durga, do fasting for self cleansing and bring positivity into their life and for their families prosperity.
On 4th October 2022, Pre-primary section at SBPPS celebrated Navratri with full gaiety and excitement. It was wonderful to see our students dressed up in traditional attire for the celebration. Children all gathered in the school auditorium with their respective teachers. The program began with information and the story behind the celebration of this festival and the significance of each ritual. Video related to the same story was also shown. During these nine days the teacher also shared information and showed pictures of famous ladies and their achievement, stressing on the point that ladies too can achieve anything if they are determined and given an opportunity. The celebration continued as children danced with their teachers, syncing with their steps and swaying with grace to the garba song beats all looking adorable and blissful.
With each one soaked in the positivity that comes with this festive season, we at SBPPS wish our extended family 'May you continue with this positivity and with the blessings of Lord Rama continue following the path of virtue and righteousness'.
Yellow Colour Day Celebration
With an objective to reinforce the effects of yellow color, the Pre-primary section of SBPPS celebrated 'Yellow Colour Day' on Friday, 30th September 2022. A day dedicated to the yellow color was marked with cheerful children attired in different hues and tints of yellow outfit, all sparkling with optimism, enlightenment and happiness gave the school premises a resemblance of Sunflower field in full bloom. All the Pre Primary classes were decorated according to the theme 'Yellow Colour Day' to make the learning environment active, sporty and highlighting the essence of yellow color.
To enhance the creativity and fine motor skills of the tender young minds, teachers designed various art activities for their kids. Some of them were painting Sunflowers with palm printing, fingerprinting and also craft activities like paper rolling, making of marigold flowers with wool etc.
These fun activities made the tiny tots very cheerful, happy, excited and eager to do it. The teachers were beaming with pride to show the activities done by their all-time lovely, dearest little ones of S.B. Patil Public School.
"Hathi Ghoda Palki, Jai Kanhaiya Lal ki!!!"
Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna- one of the most powerful and famous reincarnations of Lord Vishnu. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated on the day of Krishna Paksha Ashtami of Shravan Masa. This day indicated the beginning of hope in the older times; hope - that the malicious rule of Kansa would soon end.
To seek the blessings of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami was celebrated at S.B.Patil Public School on 18th August, 2022 with great pomp and show. It is our responsibility to keep up with this day's religious importance and pass on the significance of the celebration and our traditional values to modern India. The premise was beautifully decorated with different scenes of the epic story of the birth of Bal Gopal and also of the human pyramid made by kanha and his group of naughty friends to reach the pot of Makhan hung high. With this depiction students gained the knowledge of strength in unity. The spirit of festivity was enhanced when children came all dressed up in traditional attire, complete with flutes, peacock feathers and pots looking just divine. Teachers played a video of the story of Lord Krishna, further celebration was truly entertaining and informative where students enjoyed a round of Ras Leela. Children enjoyed doing activities which helped them to develop their fine motor skills & creativity. Nursery students had paper tearing and collage activity for decoration of dahi handi. Jr. KG students had different group activities such as decorating earthen pots and a cradle. Sr. KG students too enjoyed doing their group activity like paper collage, pasting sequence & shimmering of pot & picture of Bal Krishna.
The purpose of the celebration was to inculcate the value & traditions of our culture to students.
We wish that Lord Krishna would steal all your worries and fill your life with Joy and prosperity.
Hathi Ghoda Palki, Jai Kanhaiya Lal ki!!!
A Special Bond of Love
The bonding between a brother and sister is very unique. The care they have for each other has no boundaries. Siblings carry a special place in our hearts.
No matter how much they fight with one another but they always stand behind them in support. Their relationship is full of teasing, caring and love. To share this love between their classmates, the Pre primary Section celebrated "Raksha Bandhan" on 9th August 2022. Our creative minds added stars to the celebration with handmade Rakhis & Gifts. In a group activity Nursery kids made a Big Rakhi by 'Sticking Earbuds & Sequence'. Little artists of Jr. KG created beautiful Rakhis and gifts by pasting different shapes and materials. And here our Sr. KG Nature friends showed their responsibility towards nature by making "Eco Friendly Rakhi". They used sunflower seeds, wheat and rice in Rakhi which children tied to the plants. Later on the seeds will germinate and new plants will grow. It was a wonderful experience for students & teachers too.
Blue Colour Day Celebration at SBPPS
Early identification of colours helps to create the cognitive link between visual clues and words which is an important part of a child’s development. Keeping this in mind SBPPS Pre Primary section celebrated 'Blue Colour Day' on Friday, 29th July 2022. The pleasant shades of blue added life in our daily routine. It increased serenity and vigour around our campus. Teachers & Confident tiny tots attired in the colour of the sky and sea created waves of excitation and exhilaration. Everything from the costumes of students to objects placed in the room was in blue. Little ones of Jr.KG moved their hands on different types of activities like Fingerprinting, Cotton Flashing, Palm Printing & by potato carving have carved a fish too. Nursery kids coloured the fish and did Sponge dabbing in the book. Sr.KG has made a sea World, where children did paper crumpling, spray and blow painting. All were very happy to see Blue everywhere.
SBPPS Market Day!
Fruits and Vegetables are the most important part of our healthy life!
In order to know the importance of eating healthy food, “Fruit and Vegetable Market Day” was exhibited on 26th of July 2022 in “S.B. Patil Public School” by Pre-primary section.
Students of the Pre-primary section learnt about fruits and vegetables in a unique and healthy way. A Fruit and Vegetable Market was set up by our teachers for our all-time lovely, dearest little ones of S.B. Patil Public School.
Children were invited to see the stalls of real fruits and vegetables and teachers talked about different fruits and veggies to know how much they are important for our health.
Some students came dressed as vegetable and fruit vendors and some as farmers to show respect and gratitude for the people who make our living comfortable.
Thus, this activity inculcated a feeling of gratitude towards our farmers and community helpers and also created awareness of eating healthy food for a long and happy life!
Little warkaris celebrating Ashadhi Ekadashi at SBPPS - 2022
Ashadhi Ekadashi is one of the most religious festivals that is celebrated in Maharashtra. This ceremony is held at Pandharpur where a huge number of devotees gather to celebrate the festival. It is a religious procession festival which is held every year during the Ashadh Shukla Paksha.
After a gap of two years due to COVID, this year S. B. Patil Public School could continue its tradition of celebrating this festival along with students. It was celebrated with great enthusiasm by Pre-primary students in the school premises. Our creative teachers made a beautiful Palakhi and decorated it with fresh flowers for the celebration. All the students were attired in traditional costumes as warkaris. Students started their day by reciting bhajans and abhangs of Sant Tukaram Maharaj and Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj in the morning assembly. The respective class teachers explained the significance of Ashadhi ekadashi to students. Students carried the palkhi and chanted "Vithhal Vitthal Jai Hari!!".
All teachers and staff members were enchanted by the enthusiasm of the tiny tots and the atmosphere was filled with gaiety and spirituality. This celebration encouraged the students to participate in the rich cultural traditions of our country and know more about their heritage.
Red Colour Day
“The color of love and smiles, illuminates the air with energy, vigour and exuberance……..”
‘Red‘ color symbolizes enthusiasm, life and vitality. Red color day was celebrated with great enthusiasm on 30th June 2022, by the pre-primary section.
The day started with the color red, which was fluttering all over from boards to classes, displays, our little toddlers looked stunning in red colour dress.
‘Here a red…there a red…everywhere red red’
Commencing with the assembly, teachers explained about the color red, its significance and its importance. The red day celebration was a wonderful learning activity which helped children to sort and classify objects in red color.
By strengthening the finger and hand muscles to improve fine motor skills of tiny tots of nursery section kids had fun dabbing with ear buds in red color on the picture, where as Jr.KG section took a dive into palm printing activity which came up into beautiful crab, and Sr.KG section enjoyed making watermelon out of fan folding activity.
Yoga for Humanity
We Indians can be all proud, as Yoga which originated in India is now celebrated & practiced all over the world as International Yoga Day. Yes..! It is a gift given to the world by India. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice. The word Yoga means "union" in the ancient Sanskrit language. Followers seek this union through posture, breathing & meditation. The theme of this year's Yoga Day Celebration was 'Yoga For Humanity' and Crores of people around the world had actively participated in it for the better health and wellness of all.
To inculcate the good habits & benefits of Yoga in our budding buds, the Pre-primary section had arranged a Yoga session on Tuesday, 21st June 2022 on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Yoga helps the growing children to improve flexibility, balance, and strength. Yoga can reduce challenging behaviors by providing a physical outlet for children to express themselves. Children enjoyed the yoga sessions under the step by step guidance & supervision of their teachers.They were explained the benefits of yoga in simple words and then slowly they were made to the meditation, breathing and stretching. Children were taught the lesson- 'Body is a temple, keep it clean & safe with yoga.'
Happy International Yoga Day...!
Academic Year 2022-23 begins with a Big Bang!!!
After a long gap of two years, the school came lively when our tiny tots once again entered the school campus. The moment they stepped-in we could see excitement, anxiety, happiness and with all these mixed emotions our new journey of A. Y. 2022-23 began. Tiny tots were welcomed by teachers. The boards & classrooms were decorated with cartoon characters & balloons. Activity teacher had arranged a musical session along with a puppet show which children enjoyed a lot. The month passed by soon with children engaged in fun filled activities like clay modelling, fingerprinting, colouring, with eduneed toys, paper crumpling & paper tearing. Children were also taken for outdoor activities where they enjoyed cycling, slides, swings, and seesaws.
The academic year began with a blast & we are looking forward to our little champs coming back rejuvenated after the vacation to continue the journey with the same enthusiasm & energy.