Special Assemblies and Events 2023 - 24
The Little Radha and Kanhaiyas of SBPPS:
Celebrating Krishna Janmashtami
Janmashtami is celebrated to symbolise the end of darkness and the vanquish of evil. Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated at S.B. Patil Public School by the staff and students of the pre-primary and primary sections on 6th September, 2023. Children were dressed in ethnic wear as Radha and Krishna. Various activities on the theme of Janmashtami were conducted in the classes to develop creativity and an aesthetic sense within students. A splendid and graceful dance performance was presented by the tiny tots on melodious songs of devoted to Lord Krishna. It was a beautiful presentation as the little ones twirled to joyous melodies. Through these performances, students communicated the message: "Every moment of life is worth a celebration. The more you praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to celebrate."
To inculcate social and mythological values, and cherishing togetherness – all of which is taught by Krishna Jayanti - the holy occasion that brings people together in unity and faith, the primary sections of Grades I and II too celebrated Krishna Janmashtami. Teachers of the green house took charge to celebrate the occasion. Students came in dressed as Krishna and Radha, and performed Krishna Leela skits. They also presented a song on the life of Krishna, and explained Mahabharat shlokas and their meaning. Finally, presented the song “Choti choti, Gaiya Chote, Chote Gwal” as they enjoyed the dhahi-handi celebrations that brought the event to a close. All-in-all students learned that celebrating festivals together brings joy, happiness, and togetherness in our life.
Celebrating Raksha Bandhan:
A Sacrocant Bond Between Siblings, Family and Nature
Pune, Maharashtra | 29th August, 2023
“A love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and sacred of all human bonds.”
‘Raksha Bandhan’ is a special occasion to celebrate this sacrosanct bonding when a sister ties a rakhi - a sacred thread - around her brother’s wrist, praying for his long life; and brother reciprocates promising to care and protect her, and by presenting her gifts she loves and values the most.
To inculcate this emotional bond of love, care and protection a rakhi-making activity was conducted in pre-primary section of S.B. Patil Public School on 29th August, 2023. Students made beautiful, creative rakhis using coloured and glittered paper, ribbons, beads and sequences by fan-folding, paper-cutting and sticking. They also made decorated hair-clips using the same.
Teachers guided them for the same and explained the significance of this celebration. The joy was doubled when teachers asked the girls to tie rakhis around the boys’ wrists, whilst the boys presented the girl students with gifts of the hairclips.
They were also taught that this bond of love, care and protection should be extended beyond our siblings and family, and be shared with nature as well: a promise to take care of the nature, love our environment and stand high to protect it was a new meaning of Raksha Bandhan which students penned in their hearts.
Celebrating Birthday Wishes with Generous Gestures
Pune, Maharashtra | 22nd August, 2023
As we wish Vansh Oza of the Nursery Angels class a very belated Happy Birthday, we are immensely grateful to his parents, Mr. Sunil Oza and Ms. Surya Oza for their generous gesture towards our school on the occasion.
To celeberate Vansh’s birthday, Mr. and Ms. Oza donated saplings to our school to be planted, and books as well to add to the already vast collection in our school library.
Once again, on behalf of everyone at S.B. Patil Public School, we thank Mr. and Ms. Oza for this kind gesture, and wish Vansh a belated Happy Birthday once again.
To India’s 77th Independence Day:
A Week of Patriotic Celebrations
Pune, Maharashtra | 11th to 17th August, 2023
On 14th August 1947, at the stroke of midnight, our nation, India was rebirthed into total independence. It has been 77 years since, and to celebrate the occasion, the students and staff at S.B. Patil Public School organised a multitude of events days before the big day celebrations.
Pre-primary Colouring Activities
To make the students of the pre-primary section understand the importance of this day, the little ones celebrated Independence Day on 14th August, 2023. Teachers enriched the students’ knowledge about our freedom fighters and national symbols by giving information and through songs.
Further, different activities like making national symbols using Grains Sticking, collage making, creativity of decorating national symbols with crumpled paper, drawing and colouring of the National Flag were, colouring of national symbols using finger dabbing, etc. were conducted for the Nursery, Junior KG and Senior KG classes.
Pre-primary Hindi Patriotic Song Activity
Music helps ignites all areas of child development: intellectual, creative, linguistic, social, emotional and even fine motor skills by helping the body and mind to work in cohesion. On account of Independence Day celebrations, our pre-primary section conducted a Hindi Patriotic song activity on 11th August, 2023.
Patriotic songs showcase our love and respect for our motherland. It expresses our devotion and inculcates reverence for our country blended with a sense of fulfillment and responsibility towards our country. And thus, this activity was organised to expose our children to music, enhancing their language and presentation skills, and to generate the value and respect for our national heroes.
The students sang patriotic songs with a lot of passion and confidence. They showcased a sense of pride, self-esteem and confidence for their country. It was really a great and proud feeling for the teachers to see their tiny yet dynamic soldiers display such patriotism, enthusiasm and energy.
The Grade V Red House Independence Day Special Assembly
On 14th August, 2023, the Red House of Grade V held a special assembly to commemorate Independence Day. They sang patriotic and Sanskrit songs, gave speeches, recited poems, performed a skit on Chandrayaan III and even gave a dance performance to end the grand show.
Comes Independence Day
On 15th August, in a grand celebration, S.B. Patil Public School celebrated the Nation's Independence Day. Celebrations began at 07:30 am with a march past welcome of our chief guest: Mr. Kailash Nath Singh, CPO, Indian Navy. The programme was organised, compered by and carried through primarily by the students and members of the Student Council.
With the hoisting of the National Flag and singing of the National Anthem, events included patriotic songs, dance performances to patriotic numbers themed on social issues, speeches in Hindi, English and Marathi, and a special message by Mr. Singh.
Ending the celebration, the EPTA members felicitated Mr. Singh, the chief guest; Dr. Bindu Saini, our principal; Ms. Padmavati Banda, the vice principal; and Ms. Shubhangi Kulkarni, the school HM.
Post-Independence Day Celebrations for Grade I and II
On 17th August, a final celebration for organised Grades I and II. All 560 students from both grades participated in singing a patriotic song, giving a speech on Independence Day, and performing a dance to celebrate the occasion. The programme ended with a moving video on the occasion and the struggle every true citizen, freedom fighter and patriot underwent to achieve it.
A Note of Gratitude
We thank every person who contributed towards oragnising every programme during the past week. We thank our principal, Dr. Bindu Saini; vice principal, Ms. Padmavati Banda; HM, Ms. Shubhangi Kulkarni; the school administrative officer, Mr. Manish Dhekale; all the section coordinators: Ms. Darshana Kamat, Ms. Vandana Sangle, Ms. Archana Prabhune, Ms. Nayna Taru and Ms. Payal Nihalani.
We also thank all the faculties: the pre-primary teaching faculty for organising the activities for our kiddies; the primary teaching faculty for the hard work they put in to the events held; and the CCA incharges: Ms. Sujata Bhoite and Ms. Erekar Durga Bhavani. Our gratitude goes to the music faculty: Ms. Sulochana Pawar and the team from Torrins Music; the sports faculty: Mr. Dhanaji Patil, Mr. Chandrakant Thombre, Mr. Shrikant Deshpande, Mr. Sandeep Ghadage, Ms. Gauri Utture, and Ms. Sunita Vasudeo. We owe our thanks also to the dance team: Mr. Ajay Chawaria and Ms. Varsha Kulkarni; and the IT team: Mr. Abhijeet Gaikwad and Mr. Aman Yadav.
A standing ovation to all the students and members of the Student Council who worked so hard to prepare and organise various programmes, events and celebrations; and a huge round of applause to all the parents, especially the members of the EPTA, without whose presence and support we could not have organised all these programmes to spread the joy of our nation’s 77th Independence Day.
Blue Day at SBPPS
The pre-primary section of S.B. Patil Public School celebrated Blue Colour Day on 28th July 2023. Blue symbolises loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust.
All the children came dressed up in different shades and hues of blue. The classrooms were decorated considering blue as a theme. The significance of blue colour was reiterated through various activities like paper dabbing, palm printing etc which made an amazing learning experience and had a long lasting effect on each child.
All-in-all, it was a pleasant and cool Blue Colour Day for the tiny tots.
Singin’ in the Rain:
The Nursery Monsoon Bonanza
Rainy days are always a fun time for the kids, especially when celebrated at school. It helps make the school environment light and mesmerising for students and faculty alike. To celebrate the first showers of monsoon, the pre-primary section conducted a Monsoon Bonanza for the Nursery students. Dressed up in different shades of blue, the little ones donned their raincoats and carried their umbrellas as they were taken out in the open where the splish-splashed and revelled in the rain.
They sang and danced to rainy season songs. Whilst back in class, they partook in various activities wherein teachers made them aware about monsoons and the things found in this season like corn, frogs, mushrooms, etc. Holding props, the little munchkins of the Nursery class acted as clouds, rainbows, water drops, flowers, snails, frogs, etc. They were also explained the dos and don'ts to be followed to enjoy this season fully. Full of fun and frolic, the kiddies really had a wonderful and wet time with their friends and teachers.
The Colour of Love and Joy: Celebrating Red Colour Day
To celebrate the joy of colours, to introduce the kiddiess into the mesmerising realm of colours, and to bring about an understanding right from an early age, the pre-primary section celebrates colour days on the last day of every month. Red Colour Day was celebrated on 30 th June, 2023 to. Red is the color of love, sensitivity, joy, strength, leadership and determination whilst also symbolising action, confidence and courage.
The tiny tots looked stunning in their red outfits. The shades of red made the kids feel bright, lively and cheerful. The day started off by welcoming the children into the beautifully decorated classrooms themed and adorned in red. Teachers discussed the significance and importance of colour. They exhibited red coloured objects which along with conducting various creative activities on the theme to develop fine motor skills, creativity and aesthetic sense of the children. Children were engrossed in the activities and were very eager and enthusiastic to put more creativity in their work.
The Red Day Celebration was a wonderful learning activity which helped the children understand the significance of one of the colours.
Walking with the पालखी सोहळा :
Celebrating Ashadi Ekadashi
Pune, Maharashtra | 27 th June, 2023
The showers of monsoon bring with them an array of festivals, Ashadhi Ekadashi being one of them. To develop cultural and spiritual value in our students, The pre-primary section of S.B. Patil Public School arranged the Palkhi Procession of Ashadhi Ekadashi.
The little warkaris looked very cute in their traditional attire as they chanted "Vithhal Vitthal, Jai Hari!!"
Class teachers explained the importance of Ashadhi Ekadashi and the palkhi procession to students who understood the tradition. Teachers also narrated stories of Sant Dyaneshwar Maharaj and Sant Tukaram Maharaj.
The atmosphere was filled with gaiety and spirituality as students started the palkhi procession by reciting Bhajans and Abhangs of Sant Tukaram Maharaj and Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj.
All teachers and staff members were enchanted by the enthusiasm of the tiny tots as they chanted, “ताल वाजे, मृदूंग वाजे, वाजे हरीचा वीणा। माउली निघाले पंढरपूर, मुखाने विठ्ठल विठ्ठल बोला। जय जय राम कृष्ण हरी।”
Yoga day Activity
Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, The melody of the mind and harmony of the soul create the symphony of life. Yoga is not about touching our toes. It’s about connecting with our inner self. Healthy mind dwells in an healthy body. S. B Patil Public School never leaves a stone unturn when it comes to overall development of students. It staged an opportunity to celebrate International Yoga day in the school. Our tiny tots of preprimary section echoed with omkar mantras and was drowned in meditation to make a connect with their inner self. The little hands and feet stretched taking various yoga poses like tadasana, uttanasana, vrikshasana, trikonasana to name a few. Little ones learned the significance of yoga and promised to make it an inevitable habit. The celebration refreshed and rejuvenated everyone's mind and body spreading positive vibes and aura in the school premises.
Father's day Activity
Beyond fantasies superheroes do exist. We call him 'dad'. Unlike superheroes he may not fly but is the backbone of our family and supports us to reach great heights. He may not have superhero weapons but still protects us and take care of us. Our father never want us to fall but still will let us fall and cheer us to get up so that we learn never to give up. We all behold this gem call 'father'. To make them proud and to pop a smile on their face our tiny tots of Preprimary section, S. B Patil Public School had carried out a father's day activity. Little hand casted magic with all their heart to make father's day card. Cards were beautifully decorated with palm prints, colour designs and a message for their father. Creativity was on peak and students enjoyed the activity.
Day One at S.B. Patil Public School
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” The pre-primary section is an educational establishment offering early childhood education to children, and through this, S.B. Patil Public School took this wonderful opportunity to welcome our tiny tots to its new world.
The kindergartners who enrolled for the Academic Year of 2023-24 began their first few days with introductions, discussions and interactions with their teachers and parents about class and school.
As the month soon passed by, the children engaged in fun-filled activities like colouring, paper crumpling and paper tearing, clay modelling, fingerprinting, and games with EduNeed toys. Teachers even arranged a musical session and storytelling with puppets activity which children enjoyed a lot. Students also engaged in a quality circle time - an activity where students sit in a circle with their teacher and express their views on different topics.
Recapitulations were done using the play-way and game methods, which the students also enjoyed thoroughly. Leaving behind their classrooms, the little ones were also taken for outdoor activities where they enjoyed cycling, slides, swings, and seesaws. This academic year will be another challenging and exciting one, and we look forward to welcoming our little champs after they returning to class from their summer vacations.
Welcoming ‘em All at S.B. Patil Public School
Pune, Maharashtra | April 2023
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X (1925 - 65)
The pre-primary and primary sections in an educational establishment offer early childhood and foundational education to children, and through this, S.B. Patil Public School took this wonderful opportunity to welcome our tiny tots and little ones to its new world.
The kindergartners and students of Grade I and II who enrolled for the Academic Year of 2023-24 began their first few days with introductions, discussions and interactions with their teachers and parents about class and school.
As the month soon passed by, the children engaged in fun-filled activities like colouring, paper crumpling and paper tearing, clay modelling, fingerprinting, and games with EduNeed toys. Teachers even arranged a musical session and storytelling with puppets activity which children enjoyed a lot. Students also engaged in a quality circle time - an activity where students sit in a circle with their teacher and express their views on different topics; and other socialising activities such as introducing buddies, singing song with actions, and drawing. Recapitulations were done using the play-way and game methods, which the students also enjoyed thoroughly.
Leaving behind their classrooms, the little ones were also taken for outdoor activities where they enjoyed cycling, slides, swings, and seesaws. This academic year will be another challenging and exciting one, and we look forward to welcoming our little champs after they returning to class from their summer vacations.