Please note that the PTM and book distribution are postponed till further notice due to the unprecedented situation arising out of Covid 19 pandemic. We urge everyone to take precautions and stay safe. Thank you.

Show and Tell and Annual Exhibition for Pre primary

21 February, 2020

Show and Tell and Annual Exhibition for Pre primary The Pre-Primary section of Swarnim International School organized Show Ďní Tell along with their Annual exhibition on 21st February 2020. The event was inaugurated by Mrs. Rakhi Das, Principal of Kidzee, Garia Station. Mrs. Das praised the students and the teachers for their hard work to put up the show. The exhibition was divided into different sections, starting with Montessori Equipment, Landforms, Water Cycle. Our Environment was segregated into plants, animals, water kingdom, followed by Sense-Station depicting five sense organs of the human body. The next section was Exercises of Practical Life (EPL) where the various life skills that children learn were showcased. Numbers, Language and Story telling were the last 3 sections of the exhibition. The primary objective of the exhibition was to appraise the parents of how their children learn at school. The highlight of the exhibition was the Food ATM. The concept of Food ATM was chosen to sensitize and spread awareness among not only the children but also the elders about zero wastage of food for a hunger-free India. In Show Ďní Tell each child spoke about his/her favourite object in the classroom. This is a practice to encourage the children to speak in front of an audience, build confidence and hone observation skills. Parents were pleasantly surprised to see their children speak English without fear and hesitation.


18 February, 2020

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science." - Albert Einstein As the quote goes the students of classes 3 to 6 of Swarnim International School were overjoyed to go for an educational tour to the Science City on 15.02.2020. There they could unravel the mysteries of the universe, they were enthralled to learn about the evolution of man and were mesmerized by the adaptations of the different species of Galapagos islands. The three shows that they watched at the Science city were Science on a Sphere, Panorama on Human Evolution and Galapagos 3D show. They also understood the theories behind various exhibits at the space theatre, Dynamotion Hall and the Mirror Reflection Centre. They were aptly explained the concepts and mechanisms behind each exhibit. The visit enhanced their observational, comprehension, analytical and reasoning skills.

Farm visit

07 February, 2020

Pre primary students visited a farm today ..were fascinated to see the cow being milked .. some students petted the calf .. they were amazed to see some vegetables like beetroot, radish growing underground; vegetables like brocolli and cauliflower, raw tomatoes growing on the ground and some vegetables hanging like bottle gourd and peas. They could identify different plants like climbers, trees and shrubs; and different parts of the plant like leaf root stem etc. This corresponds with the theme - Plants which they are learning this month.

Education World Award

30 January, 2020

Thank you to Education World for recognising our hard work. This is dedicated to Team Swarnim - kudos to all for achieving 2nd position in only 3 years !


30 January, 2020

The creative power resides in all of us. May Ma Saraswati keep illuminating this flame and bless all the little ones in abundance.

Annual Sports Meet 2020

18 January, 2020

Annual Sports Meet 2020 - Faster Stronger Higher

Christmas Celebration

25 December, 2019

Christmas Celebration


15 December, 2019


Annual Day - primary and pre primary

12 December, 2019

Marvelous annual program. We have enjoyed but kids are too... Hats off to all teachers for their too hard effort

Children's Day

14 November, 2019

"Spreading Smiles" - our students helped to do just that on the occasion of Children's Day. All students of Swarnim donated their pre loved toys and stationery which students of class 5 took to JMS. A big thank you to parents who help us to teach the children to make children's day special for other children as well.

Workshop on Environment

26 September, 2019

With Greta Thunberg's speech and the Climate talks gaining momentum, its time students became aware of the impending global crisis and their responsibility in saving Mother Earth. An interactive session on Environment Awareness was conducted by Ms. Suchismitra Basu from One Earth Social Initiative. Ms. Basu discussed issues like global warming, deforestation, menace of single use plastic and the ways we can improve the situation. It was heartening to see the student's awareness and participation. It was an informative session which concluded with a pledge of doing our bit for protecting this earth. Students will be receiving a list of 30 ways they can help the environment and will be implementing this daily in October.

Solo singing

20 September, 2019

A solo singing performance by the students of the Primary section was held on 5th September. Children were free to choose their own songs. It was heartening to see their enthusiasm and effort to excel.

Grandparents' Day

07 September, 2019

Grandparents' Day was celebrated at Swarnim on 7th September. As children held their hands and led them to their classrooms, tears of joy, love and pride welled up in the grandparents' eyes. Grandparents played games with their grandchildren, looked around the school where their most precious ones spend their childhood, accepted simple handmade gifts from their best friends. Swarnim earned their blessings and good wishes. We heartily thank all parents and their parents who took the effort and pain to come and grace our school despite health constraints and long distances.

Teachers' Day Celebrations at Swarnim

05 September, 2019

Teachers' Day Celebrations at Swarnim. "Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Deva Maheswara". Students conveyed their love and respect for their teachers through, poems, songs and dance. Teachers re-lived their student days while they played "passing the pillow".

Smart Parenting

31 August, 2019

A workshop on 'Smart Parenting' was conducted by Ms.Mohini Ojha, special educator from Caring Minds at Swarnim on 31st August 2019. The workshop addressed challenges that parents face in bringing up children in this digital era. It explored the elements of positive parenting and strategies to keep excessive usage of electronic gadgets in check. The parents interacted actively in the session and thanked the school for organising such a workshop.

Reading week

28 August, 2019

Reading is given a lot of emphasis at Swarnim. Though 20 minutes of reading is part of the daily timetable , we celebrate Reading Week where every day different activities help a child to develop a love for books. Role paly, patachitra, Readers Theatre, puppetry are just some of the story telling techniques we use to make stories come alive!

The 73rd Independence Day

15 August, 2019

The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with great zeal at Swarnim International School. The pre primary students dressed up like great leaders and awed us by their speeches. Group Captain C.K. Bandopadhyay (retired) graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. After the hoisting of the tricolour by the Guest of Honour, rendition of 'Kadam kadam badhaye ja' by the school choir touched everyone's heart. This was followed by colourful and spirited dance performances by the students of classes I - VI. The Director spoke about the values the school tries to inculcate in the children. Aditya Deb Gon of Class V outlined four basic duties as a good citizen. Group Capt. C.K. Bandhopadhay lifted the spirits with his motivational address to students, parents and teachers. The celebration concluded with the iconic, ever inspiring 'We shall overcome' in Bengali, Hindi and English followed by our National Anthem. After the heart-warming cultural programme, each child was gifted a laddoo and a sapling by the school.

Catch club

13 August, 2019

"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. - John Bunyan And Swarnim parents have done this so generously - giving clothes, shoes and other relief materials. Our Catalysts of Change (CatCh) club students have sorted and packed these and sent to Goonj - who will deliver to the Assam flood affected victims. 62 cartons. A big Thank you to all the parents - we all have to collectively keep the belief alive in our children that the world is a good place and that those who can - ought to help others.


07 August, 2019

At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom', these words by India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru will forever remain etched in our history. After a century of struggle and being ruled by the British, India was claiming the freedom we always deserved, and today, we must ask: Are we respecting the struggle of our forefathers and mother's? Are we valuing this freedom? I don't want to talk about the past, I want to speak about the future. I want to speak about 4 responsibilities - First, the responsibility of doing - simply put - it's our responsibility towards taking action for things that matter, of doing something for change - like voting. Second, upholding this freedom. There are many communities in India who still don't enjoy freedom. If you are someone who enjoys freedom then help them. Third, speaking up is a big responsibility. If we see something wrong happening around us, it is our responsibility to speak up and urge for action. Lastly, it's about knowing, we cannot be responsible citizens if we do not know what is happening around us. It's a must in shaping our country's democracy. These 4 are just the tip of our duties as a citizen. So let's ensure that everyday as an Indian citizen we should remind ourselves to build a strong, peaceful and active community. And with that note I wish Azadi Divas to everyone! Thank you. ---- Adityadeb Gon from class V. A beautiful elocution competition --- words from young children - showing us their commitment and expectations of the India they will inherit.

Fruit week

04 August, 2019

"When our bodies feel right, our minds work right!" Fruit are a great storage of energy and also are remedies for many diseases. Thus their regular intake keeps us away from being ill. To imbibe and inculcate the habit of eating fruit every day, Swarnim has a fruit break daily and celebrates a "Fruit Week" every year. Those who follow the fruit chart for all five days are rewarded with "Fruit Champ" badges.

Dance competition

08 July, 2019

Annual Dance Competition- Eastern / Western. The talent that we got to witness was truly amazing !

Doctor's Day

01 July, 2019

Doctors are next to God. Very few would refute this. On Doctor's Day, Swarnim students wish to thank all doctors around the world for keeping them healthy and hearty. Our students visited Dr.Pallab Das, Dr. Sayantan Banerjee and Dr.G.C.Das to wish them on this special day, express their gratitude for their dedication and commitment towards our society. They gave handmade cards and homemade cookies to them as a humble token of appreciation. We are obliged to Dr. Bappaditya Biswas, whose son studies in Swarnim, for dropping in at the school and interacting with our students.

Mud Day

29 June, 2019

29th June is observed as International Mud Day to spread awareness about the benefits of being in touch with nature. When children enjoy and understand nature, they can appreciate its gifts. Today, nature came indoors! All our children loved and enjoyed the squishy feel of mud in their hands. They were excited to touch, feel, smell and be "messy" and do something for which they are usually scolded on other days. Some kneaded the mud into balls and formed various shapes of their liking; some children reinvented the art of writing on clay tablets to show off their newly acquired knowledge. Children displayed their creative and sculpting skills as they moulded soft mud to make clay models of Ganesha, animals, flowers etc.


21 June, 2019

The Bhagvad Gita says "Yoga is the journey of the self through the self to the self." Yoga is an ancient, physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. This year's theme is "Yoga for Heart". Our main aim is to raise awareness amongst the students on the many benefits of practicing yoga. Practicing Yoga is one of the ways to grow into a better human being with a sharp mind, a healthy heart and a relaxed soul.

Martial Arts

19 June, 2019

Martial Arts at Swarnim. 12 students proudly received Yellow Belts for Taekwondo from the Traditional School of Martial Arts, India. They have been training with us for a year and had taken the exam in May. The certificates and the belts were given out by Mrs. Manju Pachisia, Chairperson, Women Corporate Director Committee from the FICCI Ladies Organization. Mrs. Pachisia addressed the students and urged them to bring out their best in their chosen fields through discipline and hard work. Another proud moment was when our teacher was recognised as a "Thought Provoker", a competition organised by Open Door assessing the question making powers of a teacher - whether they teach a child to think. Ms Anindita Mazumdar is among the top 100 finalists from across India from 5000 teachers who participated.

Celebrations of Mothers Day and Rabindra Jayanti

08 May, 2019

Along with understanding Good Touch Bad Touch. Thank you YI Chairperson Rajat Sarawgi for personally coming to school and conducting the workshop. As always our children looked adorable, performed beautifully and made their mothers happy with their gifts. One mother remarked - "I may be smiling outside but inside Im crying, I am so touched." Mothers, you deserve the love and pampering for all that you do, day in day out.

Sensations in Sense Stations

01 May, 2019

Swarnim children halted at five stations of sense organs and experienced the sensations of touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. They learnt as much as they enjoyed peeping through hole in box to see colour changing lights, or tasting a drop of lime juice, or listening to the different sounds produced by the sound boxes, or running their palms over different textured surfaces or smelling a perfumed soap etc. Montessori equipment as well as everyday objects were used to teach concepts like sour - sweet, smooth - rough , loud- soft.. Sense Station is an annual activity to reinforce the concepts of five sense organs of the human body.

International Dance Day

29 April, 2019

International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance. The event takes place every year on 29th April to promote the art of dance worldwide. To celebrate this day in a special way, Kidzee Garia invited our students to perform dance for their tiny tots. A scintillating performance by our students wowed the students of Kidzee. They applauded and appreciated as their friends from Swarnim danced to rhythmic numbers like "Fagun ero mohonai" , "Mera Joota hain Japani" and " Yeh Desh hain veer jawano ka". Thanks to Kidzee Garia for such a fantastic celebration of dance through collaboration and camaraderie. Swarnim students returned with fond memories and big smiles.


12 April, 2019

The school celebrated SWARNIM JAYANTI, the school's Foundation Day and rang in the Bengali New Year. The students of Class 1 welcomed new members of the Swarnim family with a dance to the song, 'Swagtam, shubh swagatam'. This was followed by the iconic song "Old man river" sung by our students in English, Hindi, Bengali and Assamese . The girls of classes 4, 5 and 6 performed a very rhythmic folk dance. All of them were looking very colourful and cheerful . Children have their own sense of celebration and they sang "Happy Birthday Swarnim" with their quintessential candour and warmth.

Annual Day Programme and Convocation 2018-19

16 March, 2019

We were blessed to have Smt Alokanada Roy, danseuse par excellence , and a human par excellence grace our Annual Day . We were delighted to have Shri Rashid Munir Khan, IPS, SP of Baruipur as our Guest of Honour. Students put up a stunning performance with important social message - child labour, deforestation and flouting of traffic rules need to STOP and the change begins when each one of us decides - I Can I Will!

Family Day

15 March, 2019

Swarnim international School in Kolkata invited our team to join the 'Family Day' celebrations. After the 'Know Your Waste' session ..the Children had a fun activity, collecting plastic bottles and bringing it to the recycling box. The school has started recycling their dry waste, and waiting to hand it over to recyclers. @Swarnim International School, the Family Day was an event with a PURPOSE ! We look forward to engaging with the students again.

Profit and Loss done by Class V

25 February, 2019

"If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business". Students of Class V,understanding the value of money first hand and realising that business is a miniature model of life. Just as there are ups and downs in life,there exists profit and loss in business. A market scenario helped them to make sales and purchases to understand concepts of CP, SP and profit

Community Helpers

18 February, 2019

Thank you dear parents for all your hard work ! Our students learnt a lot that day about each profession - including that all are important for our survival and well being

Educational Trip to Science City

02 February, 2019

Students of Classes 1 to 5 went to the Science City for their annual educational trip. They enjoyed the Dark Ride, a show on the Solar System and the joy ride on the toy train. It was a joyous sight to behold as all of them returned with flushed cheeks, eyes sparkling , broad smiles and loads of ideas and learning.

Pre primary show and tell

02 February, 2019

Pre primary show and tell

Republic Day

26 January, 2019

Swarnim International School celebrated 70th Republic Day by hoisting the tricolor and with a short cultural programme. The Nursery students in traditional attire matched their steps with " Nanha munna rahi hoon" . The Upper KG students danced to a medley of songs where they conveyed their regards for the "Veer Jawans", they affirmed their "dil hai Hindustani" and proclaimed their love for India. Debarghyo De of Class 2 and Sourina Dutta of Class V recited Tagore's "Where the Mind is without Fear" in Bengali and English respectively. The Headmistress spoke about the importance of learning to follow rules at an early age so that children grow up to be law abiding citizens of this great nation.

A nation's culture

25 January, 2019

"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people." Mahatma Gandhi. Here are some heart warming depictions from the littlest citizens of this great country

Founders Day Health Camp

05 January, 2019

As Swarnim International School wishes good health and happiness for its Founder Chairman, Shri H.P.Budhia, on his birthday, it chooses to spread health awareness among parents and students. The health camp in association with Neotia Mediplus, Caring Minds and Antara, on 5th January 2019, Saturday, at the school premises was well attended and appreciated by all. Besides a range of diagnostic tests, every parent got the opportunity to consult a special educator and a general physician individually. Parents attended interactive group sessions with an experienced paediatrician, psychological counsellors, dietician and nutritionist .


25 December, 2018

SWAR students are now Speaking With Accuracy and Relevance. They displayed their command over the language and their learning over the past 6 months in a beautiful program. Ably guided by Basabdatta Chakravarty, they held a discussion on Better India. A mesmerising Bihu dance performance and the evergreen song proved that had "truly overcome" their inhibitions and were now speaking English fluently.

Khel Utsav

22 December, 2018

Sports Day where every religion and region was represented. Because if children learn to embrace diversity, learn the values of tolerance , we can be a truly united country. Celebrating each other festivals is one way of teaching respect. And we are a country that loves to celebrate. We celebrate seasons. We celebrate fortune and harvest. We celebrate learning. Khel Utsav was about celebrating sports.... and life!

The Student Led Conference

08 December, 2018

The Student Led Conference (SLC) on 8th December 2018 engaged students and their parents in various learning activities in the form of games. Parents revisited their schooldays and at the same time were happy to see their children explain complex concepts with ease and eagerness. The activities covered all subjects at the primary school level. We were happy to see children leaving the classrooms with a broad smile and a sense of achievement.

Our 3 year old makes us proud

05 December, 2018

Our 3 year old makes us proud !! In the entire championship Aishik was youngest. He is now only 3 yrs 10 months old. Being the youngest to represent the country, he was awarded with two medals and a memento. International Championship Kumite-Gold & Kata- Silver Medals. God bless Aishik Mondal !

Early Childhood Association

29 November, 2018

Our management and teachers attended a workshop on Saturday. They learnt how to identify special needs, how to make a story come alive, how to teach phonetically and importance of Circle Time. This workshop was supported by Swarnim International School as we strongly believe that the first 6 years are paramount in a child's life.So much of peer learning from heads of the best preschools of Kolkata. With the notable exception of #sumansood ,head of Kolkata territotry, who could not attend due to unavoidable reasons.. A saturday well spent with learning and fun.. #EarlyChildhoodAssociation.

"Spreading Smiles" on Children's Day

14 November, 2018

"Spreading Smiles" on Children's Day, our Grade 5 students visited JMS school and presented their students with toys and stationary. Arav Baid’s mother gave ice creams to all. A big thank you to all parents who so generously sent these gifts. Everybody came back with big smiles !

Students celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day

01 November, 2018

Students today celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day. #outdoorclassroomday 1. Lil Learners - Children collected flowers, leaves and twigs from the garden and made a “ Nature Paintbrush” with those. Then they painted different patterns sitting under the pleasant autumn sun. 2. Nursery made nature bracelets with grass, leaves and petals and felt the different texture of each item. 3. Lower KG students listened to the Aesop’s fable , " A bundle of sticks". Threy collected twigs and tried breaking them. They found they can break one twig at a time but can’t break a bundle of twigs. 4. Upper KG kids learnt about land transport as they formed a train, scooter, car etc and moved about in the field. 5. Class 1 learnt about the parts of a plant. 4 groups went on searching around the school grounds for the different part of a plant assigned to each. 6. Class 2 students first gathered pebbles, leaves and twigs and then distributed among themselves to learn division with remainder. 7. Class 3 – With the green grass beneath their feet the children did Math activities and answered with the objects found in nature. 8. Class 4 scooped out soil with a mini trowel, put it in a clear glass and added water. They have kept it in their classroom to observe the layers of the soil the next day. 9. Class 5 walked under the trees, around the bushes reciting Harry Behn’s poem “Trees”. They experienced learning about trees under a tree for the first time.

Durga Puja Program

11 October, 2018

Swarnim kids ushered in the festive spirit of Durga Puja with a beautiful program replete with dance performances on agomoni and folk songs. Children from Nursery to Class V participated in the program and it culminated with children forming the "Durga Chaalchitro" depicting the victory of Maa Durga over Mahishasur. Students who have been reading and have received the highest Freeados in their classes were also recognised. We also celebrated our achievement in the Education World Awards- securing 3rd TOP emerging school in India !


30 September, 2018

We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to be adjudged amongst the top 3 high potential schools of INDIA by the Education World - One of the Best Education Portals in India !

Ashish Sharma - a man with a great mission

27 September, 2018

Ashish Sharma - a man with a great mission ! To eradicate child beggars . And send them for education instead. Our students pledged not to give any alms to any beggars. And will help to spread the word amongst their own community. We wish him lots of luck ! India needs more men like him !!

Reading week

17 September, 2018

"Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life." A child's motivation is the key factor for good reading habits. We celebrated the Reading Week through a medley of activities to kindle the passion for reading in each child. Each class selected five different age appropriate stories, ranging from Aesop's Fables, Fairy Tales in the Pre primary classes to stories from Greek Mythology, classics and folk tales in the Primary classes. The preschool children did role plays and group reading. Teachers used props and also dressed up as the characters of the stories. On the last day of Reading Week, the pre-primary students dressed up as different animals and enacted the story "The Sky is Falling". Students from the Primary Section were excited to act as ventriloquists, as they narrated stories using hand puppets. The vibrant and expressive ancient folk-art "Pata-Chitra"(scroll-painting) of Bengal was used for making folk tales come alive. Classics like "Gulliver's Travels" and "Treasure Island" were read out alongside picture sequencing and using "cut-outs" of the main characters. The week boosted students' confidence and interest to read stories to a great deal and enriched their vocabulary.

Grandparents Day

07 September, 2018

When Grandparents visit your school and play games, even the biscuits start smiling ! Happy Grandparents Day! Because a Grandparent is little bit teacher, a little bit parent and mostly a best friend!

CATCH club

06 September, 2018

The CATalysts of CHange - CATCH club students have collected approx 175 kgs of clothes. They sorted them into men, women, children and sundries which included medicines, blankets and shoes. All these cartons have been sent to the awesome people at Goonj Kolkata who will despatch to Kerela. Thank you parents for your generosity. Just goes to show that together we can make a BIG difference !

Teachers Day 2018

05 September, 2018

Teachers. The true Change Makers of society. In the aftermath of the tragic incident of Majerhat bridge collapse yesterday, all teachers reiterated their commitment to building a better society by nurturing children to become better human beings . But before things got so serious , it was all fun and games for a team of extremely talented , extremely hard working and extremely passionate teachers. Performances by their students , snacks and a small token of appreciation , games galore - it was smiles all the way ! You deserve it teachers. For all that you do - every single day - today belongs to you ! A special thank you to father of Rajanoy Bose, nursery who sent cake for all teachers and support staff

Traffic Awareness Drive

28 August, 2018

The students of Swarnim International School took to the road to make people aware of the traffic rules and safety measures to be followed while driving. We are grateful to the Officer-in-Charge (Traffic) of Sonarpur PS for involving our children actively in the "Safe Drive Save Life" campaign. The children stopped passing vehicles, stuck "Safe Drive Save Life" stickers on them and made the drivers promise to follow safety rules. We hope children's appeals and efforts will make a positive difference in this regard.

Best upcoming School Award

27 August, 2018

Swarnim International School was awarded the Best Upcoming School on the 25th August at Vidya Mandir at the Gurukul Awards ceremony organised by the Lions Clubs of Mother Teresa Sarani and Kankurgachi . Congratulations to all our stakeholders-Management, teachers and parents! Recognition inspires us to continue giving our best to our students. Thank you to all for your support in our journey to give quality education to our children.

Visit to Oxford to meet Nandana Dev Sen

23 August, 2018

Students of UKG attended a story telling session by Ms Nandana Dev Sen.

Independence Day Celebrations

15 August, 2018

Swarnim International School celebrated the 72nd Independence Day with grandeur and a promise for a greener India. The school joined hands with "Temple of Inner Wisdom (TIW)" to gift each child a sapling. Shri Amit Doshi from TIW hoisted the tricolour, which was followed by the National Anthem. Shri Doshi underscored the importance of creating awareness about the environment from a tender age in his address. The students of the primary section put up a gamut of vibrant and rivetting performances After the heartwarming cultural program, each child planted a sapling in the school garden, tagged with their own name, a pet name for the plant and its scientific name. All parents were also gifted saplings. Students promised to look after their "tree friend" and help it to grow as they grow up. On Independence Day, let us try and give back to our country in whatever way we can..

Multiple intelligences workshop

11 August, 2018

Multiple intelligences workshop conducted Mrs Suman Sood, Director of Mongrace Montessori House and Kolkata head of Early Childhood Association. We deeply appreciate her mentorship which helped us win the prestigious ISA Award from the British Council.

Swarnim Fruit Week

09 August, 2018

Fruits are an important part of one's diet. Fruits contain important nutrients and fibers that helps in growth and development. To inculcate the habit of eating fruits among the students, they were asked to bring different fruits on different days. At the end of the week, students were rewarded Fruit Champ badge.

Mud Day

07 August, 2018

Isn't it sheer bliss to hear children screaming with joy?? Swarnim students rolled in the mud, got wet in the rain, made themselves messy and did everything that they would not be allowed to do on other days! What can be more fun! Starting from the International Mud Day i.e 29th June, for a week, the students of all grades celebrated Mud Day in turns in their own way. Oblivious to all the benefits of being in contact with mud and how it can help build up immunity, children just enjoyed being dirty!!

Give Peace A Chance

05 August, 2018

All we are saying - Give Peace a Chance "World Peace can be achieved when the Power of Love replaces the Love of Power" - Sri Chinmoy Students and teachers of Swarnim International School have taken an initiative to spread the message of peace and harmony to commemorate the tragedy of fatal bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Students of the school performed a street play,, "Give Peace a Chance", scripted and choreographed by the teachers of the school. The play highlighted the futility of war and bloodshed using three different languages, English, Hindi and Bengali. It integrated portions of legendary songs from Ray's Gupi Gain Bagha Bain - "Ore halla rajar sena, tora juddho kore korbi ki ta bol" and John Lennon's quintessential number "Give Peace a Chance". The weekend revellers were pleasantly surprised to see young children perform with ease and elan. In both the places the audience appreciated the efforts of the children and the noble thought of the school. Some of them came up to the teachers to congratulate them for bringing up the future generation with 'real' learning. Team Swarnim hopes that we learn from history and the mistakes are not repeated.

Doctor's Day

02 July, 2018

Thank you Doctors for always being there for us.

Fathers Day

20 June, 2018

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood.So imagine the joy and excitement fathers and students felt as they worked together to create memories and mementoes to mark Fathers Day in a week long celebration.

Happy Mother's Day dear Mothers !

13 May, 2018

Mothers are so special ! Thanking not possible -- Appreciating all they do !!

Rabindra Jayanti

08 May, 2018

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was a poet, novelist, dramatist, short story writer, painter, singer, music composer and columnist. His school of thought always insisted on an education where "knowledge is free" and "head is held high".

On 8th May, Swarnim International School celebrated "Rabindra Jayanti" to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of Tagore. The programme began with a dance performance to the Rabindra Sangeet ,"Amra Sobai Raja". It was a great pleasure to listen to the beautiful recittations of Tagore's poems "Lukochuri" and "Bigyo".

The Primary school choir sang the song of breaking free from shackles of all bondage, "Ha re re re, re re, amai chere dere dere". A video clip on Tagore's life was shown to the children. Different moods of nature were captured in the dance performance by the students in "Khara bayu boi bege". In keeping with the school's vision of promoting a holistic education, students were given scholarships for their outstanding talents in gymnasics and football. The programme concluded with our National Anthem which, the children were amazed to find out, was also penned by this great Nobel Laureate.

Orientation for Parents

04 May, 2018

Orientation sessions for parents of Swarnim Students were conducted in three batches. We believe in a strong partnership between home and school and it needs to be formed at the very beginning of a child's school life. The mission and vision of the school, innovative teaching methodologies, discipline, safety and security measures, good and effective study habits were the main points of discussion. As a part of the "Anti-spanking Campaign", parents pledged to not raise their hands on their children on the pretext of disciplining them. #iwillnot

Swarnim Jayanti

16 April, 2018

On 16th April, Swarnim celebrated this spirit of new beginning, Poila Baisakh - Springtime is the season of colour and life returning to nature which is most certainly a reason to celebrate!

School also observed "Swarnim Jayanti", the Foundation Day of the School. We mark two years of happy children and satisfied parents, encouragement and performances, mistakes and corrections.

We also tribute to Dr B.R Ambedkar to commemorate his birth anniversary on14th April . The Swarnim family welcomed the new students with a bookmark - telling them they they were now now part of the big Swarnim Tree.

We begin the new session on a high note, as always,with the splendid performance by the students and enthusiastic participation of the teachers. MAY THE LOVE FOR LEARNING ALWAYS GROW!

Annual Day 2018

26 March, 2018

Swarnim International School hosted Annual Day on 24th March at Jai Hind Auditorium. Honourable Justice, Shri Ashim Kumar Roy and Shri Sanjay Singh, ADG , South Bengal, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Guests of Honour respectively. Justice Roy underscored the importance of whetting children's curiosity and learning at their own pace. He appreciated Churchill's quote as the school's vision, "I am always ready to learn, but I always do not like being taught."

Shri Sanjay Singh , an IIT alumnus, said schools must be a place where children enjoy their time rather than a place of torture. He praised Swarnim's pedagogy of using Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences. Parents nodded in appreciation of the school's innovative methods of student engagement and making the environment a learning tool. Swarnim's huge walk-in aviary and pet zone bring the children close to nature. Their reading programs are designed to inculcate the habit of reading from a tender age. Parents also praise the school's efforts to reduce the burden of heavy bags by introducing Term books and a scientifically designed bag with broad straps.

The Annual Day program was the culmination of the school's pedagogy and activities throughout the year. The Founder Chairman of the School, Shri H.P. Budhia highlighted the importance of dedicated teachers and said that a school is as good as its teachers. The Resident Director, Ms.Swati Sarawagi proudly announced that Swarnim had been adjudged the 5th Best Presschool in Kolkata by the Education World magazine in the very first year. Swarnim had been ranked Third in Reading and Literacy Education in the country by Early Childhood Association. Swarnim teacher's have ranked first and second in Kolkata in the Teaching Professional's Olympiad .

The Graduation Ceremony for Upper KG children, all looking adorable in their elaborate convocation robe, was a big attraction for all. All the students of the school from Playgroup to Class IV participated in a beautiful musical "Somewhere over the Rainbow". The audience was enthralled as children as young as 2 year old danced to the tunes of seven different continents. The children conveyed the message of love, peace, unity and humanity as they metaphorically related the seven different colours of the rainbow and seven continents of the world. They posed a very poignant yet pertinent question to the audience that they believe somewhere over the rainbow there is a world where there are no boundaries, no hatred, no violence. They dream of a world like that. Can we adults give them that world? All in the audience were visibly moved and displayed their commitment to a better world for their children by waving their mobile flashlights. The grand finale was spectacular with the entire school swaying to "We are the world" and a huge globe descending on the stage from above. The Annual Day came to a close wishing to meet next year in a better world.


23 February, 2018

The students of the Primary Section visited the Baishnabghata Patuli fire station on 23rd February, 2018. The authorities had arranged mock drills, a practical demonstration and experience of fire safety procedures. The fire fighters showed them the different equipments used by them and demonstrated the use of water hose pipes for fighting fire. Our students had already learnt about the fire fighters as one of the community helpers at school, this visit made them realise and appreciate their hard work. The children were ecstatic when they saw the fire fighters in their full uniform. Children were curious and asked many questions which were answered by the officer in charge. After returning to school, they wrote down their experience of the day and drew pictures.

Inter School Essay Competition

22 February, 2018

Our children received prizes from Anindya Chatterjee of Chandrabindu and Sidddhartha Ray of Cactus, both Bangla bands, for winning in an inter school essay competition organised by Antara - an NGO. The essay was on "healthy life" and our students exhibited literacy skill and exemplary thought to bag the prizes from amongst 21 schools ! Ananya Sen was awarded trophy for second over all and Piyush Sethy and N. Kavya received special mention.

Ranked Third in the Category of Reading and Literacy Education

12 February, 2018

We are delighted to be Third in the Whole Country for Innovation in Reading and Literacy Practices ! In a room full of 470 educationists from across the country, it was truly a proud moment to be recognised for all the practices that make our students enjoy reading ! And make them confident and happy learners. Thank you Early Childhood Association for recognising our commitment to our students. Swarnim --- #Loveforlearningalwaysgrows

Annual Elocution Competition

30 January, 2018

Elocution was held in school today. A poem that got us all thinking about the state of affairs - "Teler shishi bhanglo bole khukur pare raag karo" - a famous poem by Annada Shankar Ray criticising the partition of India. A child questions the adults that they reprimand her for breaking an oil bottle, but what about them fragmenting the country, diving states, breaking houses, raging war?

Making Occasions Meaningful

25 January, 2018

Bengal was on a spree of holidays this week. We hoisted the Tricolor in the presence followed by the National Anthem. Aaryan of Class 3 spoke about Republic Day and paid tribute to the great hero of India, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The choir sang Vande Mataram beautifully and Debarghyo of Class 1 added to the patriotic mood by reciting Tagore's 'Bharat Tirtha'. Two days ago we had celebrated Saraswati Puja. So after Soham of Class 3 told the audience about the Goddess of Learning and Wisdom, Sourina of Class 4 gracefully danced to the Saraswati Vandana. It was heartening to see preschool children could say that Dr. Ambedkar has written the Indian constitution and relate the tricolor balloons to our National Flag.

Dance Show

24 January, 2018

Dance show in school.

Saraswati Puja

22 January, 2018

The students and staff of Swarnim International School worshipped Goddess Saraswati with reverence and devotion on 22nd January, 2018 on the occasion of Saraswati Puja. To celebrate the auspicious day of Basant Panchami, the altar of the Goddess in the school was decorated with yellow marigold, synchronizing with the vibrant "basanti" (yellow) colour which symbolizes the onset of spring after the cold winter. The children made intricate "rangoli" and "alpana" with flower petals and traditional rice flour paste respectively in front of the deity. The children, parents and staff offered prayers and sought the blessings of the Goddess of Learning and Wisdom. The little ones brightened up the premises in their bright yellow traditional attires. The occasion is mapped with our International School Awards project - Gods of Learning. Children will research about similar rituals and beliefs of Gods of Learning in other countries and cultures and make scrapbooks, charts and power point presentations to showcase their learning.

Annual Sports Meet 2018

16 January, 2018

The 2nd Annual Sports of Swarnim International School was held on 12th January 2018. This year's theme was Fairy Tales and Fables .The cold winter morning turned into a bright, warm fairyland with children as young as 2 year olds participating in the sports.

Respective teachers led their classes into the field with Sourina Dutta and Soham Basu of Class 4 and 3 respectively bearing the school flag. It was a proud and precious moment for all when the entire school sang the School Song formally for the first time.

The Resident Director Ms. Swati Sarawagi quoted Swami Vivekanada , " Arise, awake and stop not till your goal is reached " in her welcome address . She proudly announced that Swarnim International Preschool is among the top 5 preschools in Kolkata adjudged by Education World. The Chief Guest, Lt.Col.Amit Patne who hails from Maharashtra pleasantly surprised everyone when he addressed the children in Bengali and declared the Sports Meet open. Aaryan Banerjee of Class 3 and Olivia Bose of Class 4 took the oath on behalf of all participants.

The first event was a glittering drill display by Lower KG students followed by the colourful and creative novelty races. Each race was based on characters of a fairy tale or a fable and involved at least one skill that they have learnt in school. Playgroup had Red Riding Hood picking up apples from among other fruits and stringing the beads in Jack and the Beanstalk races. Nursery students played Goldilocks, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Cinderella with a difference. Not only the prince helped Cinderella to put on her shoes but she too helped the prince to put on his jacket. Lower KG and Upper KG children had races related to Hare and the Tortoise, Lion and the Mouse displaying coordination, Hansel and Gretel in which they matched shapes. Class 1 too had very interesting races like Sleeping Beauty where the prince kept waiting for the princess but she brushed past him to choose her own career. In the Frog Prince, the frog had to solve two simple sums to become a prince. The parent - student race too was very well appreciated.

But the most spectacular event of the day was the enthralling Yoga display by primary children. The story, The Hungry Caterpillar was portrayed through various Yoga poses as the Resident Director narrated the story.

Not only the little ones, Swarnim sports involved everyone. The tug of war between parents and teachers ended in a draw to a huge applause from the audience. The support staff too enjoyed being Rapunzel making plaits of ribbons and running to the finishing line. The fun filled day drew to a close with the Founder Chairman, Shri H.P. Budhia's ever encouraging words and good wishes followed by the vote of thanks by the Headmistress.

Christmas Celebration

22 December, 2017

The festival of Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and spreads the message of love, kindness, tolerance and brotherhood. We, at Swarnim International School, celebrated it with great fervour. We were delighted to have our Chairman amongst us on this happy occasion. The Christmas tree and the Manger looked divine.

The programme began with Aaryan Banerjee of Class III telling us about Santa Claus. The primary section choir sang 'Santa Claus is coming to Town'. Ms. Adelina Mondal enlightened us about the Story of Christmas, followed by a melodious rendition of "Silent night, Holy night" by Sourina Dutta from Class IV.

Students were waiting with bated breath for Santa. As the choir started singing 'Jingle Bells' the whole school joined in and Santa entered amidst loud cheer. He gave candies to everyone and the children simply loved it.

The children, staff and guests wished each other by singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" along with the choir. More surprise was in store for our little ones as each one received a gift from their dear Santa. Each one left the school for the winter recess with a big smile and a lot of good wishes for a fabulous 2018.

Ranked in the top 5 preschools in kolkata

19 December, 2017

We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to be adjudged amongst the top 5 preschools of Kolkata by the Education World - One of the Best Education Portals in India !


07 December, 2017

Safety is a burning topic right now - and rightly so. There should be zero tolerance for any deviations. Many safety issues were addressed - sexual, physical and emotional. The conference held by Early Childhood Association(ECA) at BCCI was very informative and exceptionally enriching.

The Chief Guest was Shri Dushyant Nariala, IAS Secretary Department of Education WB who stressed on the need for such awareness. Dr. Swati Vats' knowledge, insight and presentation skills taught us a lot. The address by Social Activist Ms. Alokananda Roy who works with the children born and living in jails for no fault of theirs touched many a hearts.

IPS Aparajita Rai shared valuable information on Safety rules. It was the first time we were addressed by a lady police officer and her passion and dedication were evident for all to see. Also present were illuminaries like Mrs Rupkatha Sarkar, Principal La Martiniere for Girls, Mr H K Chaudhury, Mr Pradip Agarwal and Mrs Meenakshi Atal from Heritage. Kudos to Mrs Suman Sood , President ECA Kolkata and Principal Mongrace for organising this wonderfully relevant event

Know Your Touch

01 December, 2017

A child's smile can light up a day. A child's innocence charms many hearts. That's why it must be protected. This innocence is lost when a child is sexually abused. While it may seem easier to live in denial, child abuse happens everywhere. Child sexual abuse knows no barriers - not race, income or religion.

In an attempt to create awareness and help children protect themselves, Mr. Rachit Malik, of Young Indians - a CII initiative, conducted a two-day's workshop at Swarnim International School in association with Arpan's Personal Safety Education Program on "Know Your Touch".

The session on 16th November was only for the students of UKG to Class 4.The parents of the same children attended the workshop on 17th November wherein they were told to be well-informed about the child's whereabouts, to be aware if they notice any change in the child's behaviour and to be alert about the places frequented by children.

The project was essentially aimed at helping prevent child sexual abuse, encouraging students to report incidents to a trusted adult and sensitize parents about it. Mr. Malik involved the students in an interactive training session during which several misconceptions were dispelled, worksheets solved and a film named " Komal" was screened in three different languages that aimed at teaching children concepts of Safe Touch, Unsafe Touch and Personal Safety Rules.

Certificates of Participation were handed over to the students at the end of the session. Students were also informed about Child Line, an emergency 24-hour helpline for children. By dialing 1098, a child in distress will be helped by a volunteer.

Bridge the Gap

01 December, 2017

Very often parents tell us "We have to keep a tutor at home. We cannot help our child because we have studied in a Bengali/Hindi medium school." We wanted to clear such misconceptions. English is just one of the means of communication whereas knowledge is universal.

The Headmistress conducted an interactive workshop, "Bridge the Gap" for parents of children aged between 5 to 9 years on 9th and 16th September, 2017. The response and the receptivity was overwhelming. The workshop's premise was ENGAGE - EXPLORE - EXPAND.

It outlined the importance of letting children take ownership of their own learning. It explored a few methods to improve English communication skills of the child and the parents, like oral drilling, chanting, voice recording, reading in front of the mirror etc. There were role plays with the parent and the child so that parents could understand how to monitor a child's "studies" rather than "teaching" the child at every point. The important message was to let the child take the initiative and lead the way to 'bridge the gap'.

Student Led Conference

26 November, 2017

The saying goes, "The child is the father of man". What could be more satisfying for a parent than seeing his child become his teacher and demonstrate various techniques of learning through different activities.Swarnim International School organized a Student Led Conference (SLC) wherein the students from Classes UKG to Class 4 showcased their understanding to their own parents. While teaching their parents, they displayed their own mastery of the subject, their confidence and why the love for learning grows at Swarnim. The parents in turn had to rock their brains to keep up with their child mentors and carry out the subject based activities successfully. Children’s enthusiasm and parents’ joy knew no bounds when the parents saw their wards imparting their newly learnt skills with élan.

Children's Day Celebration, 2017

14 November, 2017

Children's day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is also called "Bal Divas". It is a tribute to Chacha Nehru and his love for children that has made this particular day so special for us since our childhood. It is celebrated all over India ito make every child feel special. The cultural programs, events and activities of the children are the main attraction of Children's day. At Swarnim this year we decided to take our children out for picnic to a farm house where loads of fun, games, songs, dance, tasty and healthy food were waiting for them. The children ran after the butterflies, played football, enjoyed the sun and enjoyed the greenery very much. And, that was not all, a surprise performance from the teachers was the icing on the cake.


11 November, 2017

Riot of colours, games, canvas painting, enthralling performances, bouncy castle and lip smacking food-made for the perfect Saturday getaway for children as the school hosted its first carnival on 11th November, 2017. It was wonderful to see Swarnim students and their families participating enthusiastically in the carnival. The parents had earlier donated toys and clothes for the children of Jeevan Madhur School. The students of this school visited Swarnim along with their teachers, enjoyed the food and games thoroughly and went back happy with gifts from the Swarnim family. Several food kiosks allowed all to dig into various kinds of mouthwatering snacks and dishes. For game lovers, there were myriad options -Can the Can, Let's Football, Treasure Hunt, Park Your Car etc. And then there was "Colour My Canvas" - to let the children explore their love for painting. Swarnim family is thankful to Mr Edvan D Carvalho for putting up an amazing performance of juggling balls while walking on stilts. We also had special guests in the form of a cow and a lamb who had come just to say hello to all the children. Recognising the impact a good education has in the life of a child, Mr. Budhia, Chairman of Patton announced Patton scholarship for students seeking admission in Classes 1- 5 in 2018-19, based on academic merit. The carnival was a huge success because we could spread smiles beyond boundaries of our own school. That is what a true Children's Day should be about.

Swarnim Scholarships

13 September, 2017

"Swarnim offers scholarships for children for outstanding talents in various fields above 6 years of age. In the pic below is Aaryan Banerjee receiving a cheque for excellent achievements in Karate."

Grandparents' Day Celebration

10 September, 2017

Grandparents are the big banyan trees who provide shelter from life's blasts and are children's best friends at home. Swarnim dedicated 8th September to the grandparents. The excited students showed them around their classrooms and gifted them a piece of their handiwork. Some gave away a pair of smiling grandparents while some had made lollipop butterflies. Some had sown seeds which have grown into little saplings, as if a reflection of themselves. Classes 3 and 4 had written out a beautiful message for them. The work displayed in the class left them emotional as they related their experience to being parents only a few years ago! Every class had arranged for games for grandparents versus grandchildren. The little ones tugged them along across the field to the aviary too. And the result was - SHEER JOY.


05 September, 2017

5th of September every year is a day of nostalgia for the adults and thanksgiving for the young ones. It is Teachers' Day! The little ones at Swarnim International School made the day special for their beloved teachers by making cards to wish the teachers. They put up a program consisting of songs, recitation and dance performances. Highlight of the program being Guru Dakshina, an excerpt from Ekalavya and Drona's episode from Mahabharata. Class 4's dance recital to the popular number "Itni si hasi, itni si khushi" too was highly appreciated. The show ended with a touching note when children queued up holding the letters of "THANK YOU TEACHERS". Each teacher was presented with a coffee mug, personalized with her name and with the beautiful words printed on it- "It takes a big HEART to help shape young minds." These mugs were made by the Special Needs children of Icanflyy. Swarnim wishes every one a very happy Teachers' Day.


05 September, 2017

This is not about any individual or any organisation. It is about this nation. It is about the future of these children. Let's revive our rivers so that future generations have water to drink. Give a missed call on 80009 80009


17 August, 2017

Raksha Bandhan is a "Bond of Protection" ....Who else would be more deserving of our gratitude and prayers than our Police who work tirelessly so that we can lead a peaceful life. Swarnim International students and the teachers visited the Sonarpur Police Station to celebrate this special festival. Initially our students were a bit scared seeing the armed men and women in uniform, but the warmth of the Inspector-in-Charge and the others changed it all. Each police person was brimming with emotion and joy as the children tied rakhis, made by our students, on their wrists. They in turn offered laddoos to the students. Relationships and bonding are the soul of any festivity and Swarnim fosters that spirit. It was a great experience and we were humbled by the warmth and gratitude shown by Sonarpur PS team.

Rakhi Making Activity

20 July, 2017

Raksha Bandhan is the ceremonial expression of a sister's prayer and hope that her brothers are protected from all evils of the material world. We, at Swarnim, are celebrating this auspicious occasion with our children. The children have made Rakhis for their brothers in the army who are ready to lay down their lives to protect us.

As a part of an initiative by Pidilite, our students have made tri-colour Rakhis to be sent to our Jawans at the border. This innovative drive has made this year's Rakhi celebration very special and meaningful for our children.

Fruit Week

07 July, 2017

Swarnim International School organised a fruit week where students were asked to bring five different fruits namely apple, banana, guava, grapes and watermelon for five days (3rd July to 7th July).The main motive behind this activity was to encourage children to eat fruit and incidentally identify fruits. The results were overwhelming. The children were extremely enthusiastic. It was a sight to behold as children jumped in excitement when they opened their lunch boxes, eager to show their teachers what they had brought. Children who brought all five fruits in the week earned the "Fruit Champ" badges. But our real 'fruitful" learning outcome lies in the fact that our students are eating various kinds of fruit daily without any fuss .

Plants, Plastic & a Pledge

29 June, 2017

The students of Swarnim International School celebrated International Mud Day by planting saplings on 29th June. By reusing plastic bottles, they learnt how to inculcate the three Rís of conservation i.e. reduce, reuse and recycle. They also learnt the 4th R -- Responsibility - as they pledged to water the plants every day. Each child now has a bottle named after him/her and is responsible for the plantís growth by ensuring proper water and sunlight is available to them. They experienced the texture of the soil and got hands-on knowledge about the parts of the plant too. During the activity, they also discussed what plants need to make food. This helped them in their learning of the Food Factory in Class IV and Parts of a Plant in Class III.


24 June, 2017

"Yoga is the journey of the self through the self to the self." - The Bhagvad Gita Swarnim International celebrated World Yoga Day with great enthusiasm. This year's theme being "Yoga for Health", students from pre-primary and primary sections assembled to do the yoga asanas together. Our main aim is to raise awareness amongst the students on the many benefits of practicing yoga. We at Swarnim firmly endorse that Yoga can contribute in achieving equilibrium between mind and body. To mark the occasion, a workshop is also being held for teachers on Saturday 24th June, 2017 in the school premises. The main aim of the workshop is to present yoga as a life enhancing tool. Yoga helps teachers to explore their ability to control their responses under stressful situations.

Father's Day Celebration

18 June, 2017

“A dad is someone who does not catch you before you fall, instead picks you up and helps you to try again. A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail…”

Fathers were asked to come to school on Friday. As children handed over the exclusive gift handcrafted by them and wished them “A Happy Father’s Day”, the anxious looks gave way to surprise, endearment and overwhelming emotions. The preschool children had made cards and wall hangings with the help of the teachers. 

Primary students mustered all their innovative ideas and creativity to make pen and cell phone holders which they gifted their dads on Father's Day, Sunday at home. 

Summer Camp 2017

20 May, 2017

Our summer camp started with a bang on 15th May and ended with a blast on 20th May for children of different age groups. The Babies' Day Out was for 2 to 4 year olds, Bahubali- Harness the Super Power, Junior and Senior, were for children aged between 4 to 7 years and 8 to 12 years respectively. Students from the school and other schools participated in the camp. For Babies' Day Out there were various craft activities, feeding the pets, playing on the trampoline, painting the wall and water play. They splashed the walls with colour and splashed water on each other in the water play. The activities for the Bahubali group were no less interesting. These children learnt how to keep themselves physically fit with basic steps of karate, different craft activities, non-fire cooking, dance, dramatics and Vedic Math too! All the children visited a farm where they saw vegetables and fruit trees. Much to their astonishment they witnessed a cattle being milked too! The fun-filled week ended with a magnificent show replete with music, songs, dance and much more. The tiny tots marched in tune with an all time favourite Cliff Richard song - Summer Holiday. Bahubali (Jr.) group presented a specially choreographed piece to display their newly acquired karate skills. The Bahubali (Sr.) group presented a short musical medley. The theme was "If you can dream it, you can do it." It was an inspiring show to watch and was refreshing to listen to unforgettable numbers like Chiquitita, I have a dream, I believe I can fly etc. The participants had choreographed the dances themselves. They might not have been perfect but it was the children's expression all the way and that's what the camp was all about.


12 May, 2017

"The widest road leading to the solution of all our problems is education." This was what Rabindranath Tagore believed in. Tagore, undoubtedly, one of the greatest poets of all times has not only shaped the culture of Bengal but has also contributed immensely towards education as a whole. To celebrate his birthday, the students of Swarnim International School performed on various compositions by him. A wonderful dance on the song ‘Amra Nuton Jouboner Doot’ was performed by the children of L.K.G. and U.K.G. They looked beautiful in their green and yellow attire. Girls of classes I and IV dressed in yellow and red sarees, swayed to the melodious composition ‘‘Aaye tobe Shohochori’. Followed by this was the main attraction of the event, the enactment of the poem ‘Birpurush’. The participants were the students from classes I to IV. Everyone cheered when the dacoits were defeated by the courageous brave heart, the ‘Birpurush’. Any homage paid to Rabindranath Tagore is miniscule compared to his contribution to the world of literature. This was our humble tribute to Gurudev, a name lovingly given to him by Mahatma Gandhi.

Orientation for Parents

02 May, 2017

An orientation programme for parents of Pre-primary and Primary children was held on 29th April, 2017 in two separate sessions.

The session for the pre-primary section began with video clippings of classroom activities. Parents of preschoolers are always anxious to know what transpires in the few hours when the child is away from home. These video clips reassured them that their children have fun while they learn. This was followed by a presentation by the Headmistress, outlining rules, regulations and the Montessori philosophy which the school follows.

The next session for the primary school parents was indeed different. It started of with power point presentation showing classroom activities of Classes I to IV. This was followed by a demo-class by teachers to elucidate the effectiveness of activity based learning and how topics are mapped to different subjects. Parents were divided into groups and each group was asked to make an animal with the craft materials provided. They were as excited and enthusiastic as their children are in class. The animals were linked to teach English, Science and Mathematics. As parents appreciated the approach, the Headmistress discussed the evaluation process in detail.

The interaction drew to a close with the Resident Director handing over a cheque to mother of Aaryan Banerjee of Class III, who is the first recipient of Swarnim’s Scholarship for Outstanding Talent for his achievements in Karate.

Annual Day

18 March, 2017

The li'l learners of the Preschool section of Swarnim International School celebrated their Annual Day on 18th March 2017 at the Jai Hind Auditorium, Garia.

The occasion was graced by Dr. Pallab Das, Chairman of Rajpur-Sonarpur Municipality, Mrs. Salim, wife of Dr. Salim, IAS, Secretary - Minority Affairs & Madrasa Education Dept, Mr Ranbir Kumar, IPS - ADG & IGP (Armed Police) and Dr. Amit Ranjan Biswas, Consultant Developmental Neuropsychiatrist at Cambridge as the Guests of Honour.

The Founder Chairman of the school and Patton conglomerate, Shri H.P. Budhia delivered the welcome address followed by the Graduation Ceremony for children moving on to the Primary Section.

Dr. Pallab Das quoted from Swami Vivekanand - Education is the manifestation of the perfection present in mankind as he applauded Mr. Budhia for gifting a school to this region. Mrs. Salim, a teacher in Kerela stressed on the importance for parents to avoid over protecting their children.

Mr. Ranbir Kumar spoke about the vision of the founders and stressed on how education can change the world.

The passing out convocation was a cute sight to behold as the five year olds, in the very solemn graduation cloak, received their certificates from the distinguished guests.

The Resident Director, Ms. Swati Sarawagi, shared the future plans for the upcoming K-12 school through a visual presentation.

The brightest part of the day began to unfold with the trilingual musical - Sunshine Smiles. Children aged 2 to 5 years danced and performed to songs and rhymes in English, Bengali and Hindi with innocent beauty and grace.

The purpose of this event was to create a platform that will showcase the talents of the tiny toddlers. Resplendent in their bright costumes, the message they portrayed was simple yet profound - all hurdles in life can be overcome with S-M-I-L-E.

At the end of a thirty minute long captivating show, the audience had smiles on their lips and sunshine in their hearts and took a pledge to "Make the world a happier place."


27 February, 2017

The Importance of Free Play So why is it so important to let kids play?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Clinical Report on "The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds," in addition to being important to healthy brain development, the benefits of free play include:

  • allowing kids to use their creativity and develop their imagination, dexterity, and other strengths
  • encouraging kids to interact with the world around them
  • helping kids conquer their fears and build their confidence
  • teaching kids to work in groups, so they learn to share and resolve conflicts
  • helping kids practice decision-making skills
  • that it is fun

It is important to note that this kind of play is meant to be cnstructured, child-driven play.It is not the kind of play time that is totally controlled by adults and doesn't include passive play, such as sitting in front of a video game, computer, or TV.Keep in mind that just because free play isn't controlled by adults doesn't mean that you shouldn't supervise your kids while they are playing, especially if they are playing outside.

Play's the Thing - Study Shows "Free Play" Is Highly Important to Human Social Development Boston college researcher: modern focus on competition, drive to win may have contributed to economic woes A new theory about early human adaptation suggests that our ancestors capitalized on their capacities for play to enable the development of a highly cooperative way of life.

Boston College developmental psychologist Peter Gray suggests that use of play helped early humans to overcome the innate tendencies toward aggression and dominance which would have made a cooperative society impossible. "Play and humor were not just means of adding fun to their lives," according to Gray. "They were means of maintaining the band's existence - means of promoting actively the egalitarian attitude, intense sharing, and relative peacefulness for which hunter-gatherers are justly famous and upon which they depended for survival."

This theory has implications for human development in today's world, said Gray, who explains that social play counteracts tendencies toward greed and arrogance, and promotes concern for the feelings and wellbeing of others. "It may not be too much of a stretch," says Gray, "to suggest that the selfish actions that led to the recent economic collapse are, in part, symptoms of a society that has forgotten how to play." Interest in play is very much on the upswing among psychologists, educators, and the general public, according to Gray. "People are beginning to realize that we have gone too far in the direction of teaching children to compete," he said. "We have been depriving children of the normal, noncompetitive forms of social play that are essential for developing a sense of equality, connectedness, and concern for others."

Gray stressed that the kind of "play" that helped hunter-gatherer children develop into cooperative adults is similar to the sort of play that at one time characterized American children's summers and after-school hours in contemporary culture. This play is freely chosen, age-mixed, and, because it is not adult-organized, non-competitive, he said. This "free play" is distinct from leisure pursuits such as video games, watching TV, or structured extracurricular activities and sports. "Even when children are playing nominally competitive games, such as pickup baseball or card games, there is usually relatively little concern for winning," said Gray. "Striving to do well, as individuals or teams, and helping others do well, is all part of the fun. It is the presence of adult supervisors and observers that pushes play in a competitive direction--and if it gets pushed too far in that direction it is no longer truly play."

The most important skill for social life, Gray said, is how to please other people while still fulfilling one's own needs and desires. In self-organized play, he contends, children learn to get along with diverse others, to compromise, and to anticipate and meet others' needs. "To play well," he said, "and to keep others interested in continuing to play with you, you must be able to see the world from the other players' points of view. "Children and teenagers in hunter-gatherer cultures played in this way more or less constantly," he said, "and they developed into extraordinarily cooperative, egalitarian adults. My observations - published in previous articles - indicate that age-mixed free play in our culture, in those places where it can still be found, has all of these qualities."


25 February, 2017

On requests from many parents, another session of "Proactive Parenting" was held on 25th February 2017, at the school premises, which was conducted by Mr. Amitabh Mohan, a leading psychologist, trainer and HRD consultant. It was a full house and an enthralling discussion ensued. Parents, who had attended Mr.Mohan's workshop earlier, shared their experiences and outcomes of implementing some of the strategies in handling children which were discussed in the workshop. Many parents consulted Mr.Mohan personally and sought advice regarding child-behavior.

May Sharde Ma bestow her blessings on all.

01 February, 2017

Saraswati Puja was celebrated in our school invoking the universal Goddess for knowledge and wisdom. The ambience was resplendent with our students in traditional finery, offering puja to seek blessings of Ma Saraswati. The spirit and quest for learning transcends beyond the confines of caste, creed and religion.

First Annual Sports Meet 2016-17

26 January, 2017

Fun, festivities and firsts made 26th January 2017 a very special day for Swarnim this year. The first Sports Meet, the first Republic Day celebrations and the Inauguration of our very own sports field for pre-school took place on this day.

Shri H.P Budhia unfurled the Tricolour as the 2-5 year olds stood in attention while the National Anthem played. Smt & Shri H. P. Budhia then planted a Chhatim tree (Alstonia Scholaris). Maharishi Debendranath Tagore had once offered evening prayers under a Chatim tree. After his meditation he found such immense peace and happiness that he bought 20 bighas of land and named it Shanti Niketan, which later developed into the Vishwa Bharati University. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore too loved to sit under this tree and teach his students.Since then this tree is associated with learning.

The Chairman declared the sports meet open and released doves symbolizing peace and harmony in our community. This was further portrayed in Circle Time - a unique gesture as the students passed on a hug to each other. On India's 68th Republic Day, there was an assortment of themes for our annual Sports Meet - harmony, diversity and bravery - all of which represent our beautifully rich and diverse motherland. The novelty races began with the Soldier race. This race will teach the children to overcome all obstacles in their life.

The Nursery children dressed up as great Indian leaders like Rani Laxmibai, Gandhiji, Tilak, Netaji, Nehru and Matangini Hajra marched to the tune of Saare Jahan se Acha. This was followed by the "Know your Flag" race and "Know your National Flower" race. The Bride and Bridegroom race left the spectators spellbound with their performances. Each of the races was designed with a learning objective in mind. But parents too were as enthusiastic as their children in the Musical Corner. We were delighted to see even grandparents join in and enjoy themselves. The Sports Meet came to a close with Yoga Display by the students, which was well appreciated by all. May our children grow to be proud citizens, ready to serve the country and take it forward.

British Council Workshop at Swarnim

13 January, 2017

In our pursuit of betterment and excellence, Swarnim hosted the British Council´s School Programme Overview workshop. Ms. Judith Hembrom, Project Manager - Programmes East India, British Council Division conducted the training workshop for teachers. The workshop focussed on:

  • Continuing Professional Development for teachers and leaders
  • The need for Core Skills
  • The British Council´s International School Award

Ms. Suman Sood, Director, Mongrace Montessori House, shared her views about the international exchange programmes and the benefits our students will enjoy through collaboration with schools in India and abroad.

We are proud to announce that Swarnim International School is a part of the British Council´s Connecting Classrooms, which is a global education programme for schools. It is designed to help young people become globally aware and competitive in the 21st century.

We are also committed to scale new heights and work for the prestigious Internatioal School Awards in 2017 - 18.


06 January, 2017

A Wellness Camp, in association with Neotia Mediplus, a unit of Bhagirathi a Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre addressed the concerns of parents regarding the physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing of children and the parents
The Headmistress initiated an interactive session to discuss the effect of school culture and climate on students' wellbeing. The session came alive with various hands-on group activities. Parents came up with interesting recipes in two minutes with only two specified vegetables for children's school tiffin. “That’s so true” activity, where each one had to speak of one quality s/he appreciates in oneself and one about the person sitting on the his/her right in the group, showed how difficult it is to praise oneself and others.
Ms. Biswas pointed out that Swarnim children learn through such engaging games and activities in their classes. She stressed that to cope with high expectations and more advanced curricula, students need a caring school environment and support from the people with whom they interact in school.
Mr. Amitabh Mohan, renowned psychologist and trainer, spoke about how to balance expectations in relationships. Parents also consulted him personally on child-related issues.
Dr. Amitabha Chowdhury, well-known child specialist, replied to queries from parents regarding children’s health and diet. This was followed by a general health check-up ranging from pediatrics, dental and level of blood sugar to consultation with a dietician for both the students of Swarnim and their parents. Much to our delight requests poured in from parents for more such worthwhile sessions.


23 December, 2016

Play teaches a child so much - from sharing to helping others to appreciating nature to observation to taking risks to even negotiation skills .

PACK - Pack Assorted Coloured for Kids --- Fruit Week

03 December, 2016

Parents told us they find it difficult to make their children eat fruits. So at school, we declared a Fruit Week. Each child was to bring a fruit for her tiffin every day “if she wanted to get a smiley on her fruit chart”; and the one who would get five smileys in five days will become a “Fruit Champ”. Guess what! Parents were asked by the kids to buy a fruit every day. Children were eager to eat those as soon as the bell for break time rang; a smiley was a reason but the fun of eating with friend as they sang fruit rhymes and be a teacher’s pet were the other reasons. Everyone got a Fruity Friend – a quirky orange with a hat - as a gift from the school. Fruit Champs displayed their badges proudly and waited for another fruit in their tiffin boxes next day.


02 December, 2016

An orientation programme for newly admitted students was conducted by the Headmistress on 2nd December. This was the 3rd orientation programme for the 2016-2017 academic session. It is important that a strong partnership between home and school is formed at the very beginning of a child’s school life. The changing scenario of education, the mission and vision of the school, innovative teaching methodologies, discipline in school and a few rules to be adhered to were the main points of discussion. The session concluded with a question and answer session where the Headmistress replied to queries ranging from children’s behavioural issues to digitalisation of education. It was heartening to see Fathers also attend the Parent orientation, displaying a growing trend of shared responsibility in parenting.

Celebrating Community Helpers

29 November, 2016

We had Doctors and Nurses, Policemen and Army Jawans, Air Hostesses and a Teacher, Vegetable and Fruit sellers and Milkmen in our campus today !! 

It was after all a Fancy Dress dedicated to Community Helpers. Children’s excitement, coupled with parents’ enthusiasm, made the event a big success. Children identified different professions by the dresses and the actions. On one hand, this event inspired all to get creative as characters of their choice; on the other it helped them to appreciate the role of community helpers in our lives.

Certificate of Commitment - Integrity Pledge

10 November, 2016

Swarnim International School vows to uphold highest standards of integrity and good governance and to promote ethical business practices in conduct of activities by our organisation by adopting the Integrity Pledge.

The Certificate of Commitment appreciating the organisation’s contribution to the cause of eradicating corruption is attached.

Workshop for Leaders in Education

17 September, 2016

“The Principal is the nerve centre of school improvement. When principal leadership is strong even the most challenged schools thrive.” - Prof. Michael Fullan. 

Leadership roles in schools have undergone a sea change over the years. In the 21st century, the head of the school is not only responsible for school maintenance and academics but plays a bigger role in defining the vision of the school, the attitude of teachers and students and the goals of the community. 

To enrich, empower and enlighten the leaders in education, Swarnim International School, in association with HLS India, organized a workshop on “Connective Leadership in Changing Educational Paradigm”

The workshop was conducted by Mr. Amitabh Mohan, Director, HLS India, a leading psychologist, trainer and HRD consultant. The owners, heads and coordinators of various schools attended the workshop. Ms. Swati Sarawagi, Resident Director of Swarnim International School mentioned the importance of leadership that connects individuals to others and others' goals, using a broad spectrum of behavioral strategies.

Mr. Mohan elucidated that connective leadership reaches out beyond its own traditional constituencies to presumed adversaries, using mutual goals, rather than mutual enemies, to create group cohesion and community membership. Much to the amusement of the participants, each one assessed their own leadership styles by filling up a personality inventory.

The session came to an end with an informal interaction among all over tea. Everybody carried back some learning, a small momento and fond memories of a well spent afternoon.

Grandparents' Day

10 September, 2016

Swarnim International School celebrated Grandparents’ Day on Saturday, 10th September. It was a heartwarming sight to see the little children holding their grandparents’ hands and taking them on a tour of the school. For many, it was their first visit to their grandchild’s school. Needless to say they were overwhelmed with pride, joy and love. Their first stop was the "Crafteria" where the handiwork of the students was displayed. Children used various techniques like paper crumbling, palm painting, thread painting, vegetable painting, cotton and sponge dabbing etc.

From here the grandparents were led to the virtual airport set up for socio-dramatic play and then to the Montessori equipments area. Everyone got an idea of the teaching learning style of the school.

More fun was in store as grandparents danced and played games and posed for photographs. The most delightful moment was when their progeny made and served snacks for them. Each grandparent left the school premises with a fulfilled heart and a small gift made by their dearest grandchild.


05 September, 2016

Swarnim International School celebrated Teachers’ Day with a unique gesture by giving a platform to everyone to wish their teachers on this special day. 

Swarnim International put up flexes from the 3rd to 6th of September across the city, where people could write messages for their teachers.  The influence of a teacher is over a lifetime and it was evident as people of all ages proclaimed their indebtedness to their teachers.

These were the quotes that reminded citizens from all walks of life about the importance of teachers in their lives:

‘A good teacher is like a candle it consumes itself to light the way for others.  Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross.  Then having facilitated their crossing, they joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.’ – Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.

‘Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber and future of an individual.  If the people remember as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.’ – Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

 ‘The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.’ – Rabindranath Tagore.

Setting Up Classrooms for Socio-dramatic Play

27 August, 2016

Ms. Uma Kundu conducted a workshop exclusively for Swarnim teachers on 27th August.
Ms.Kundu, a teacher for more than 30 years, was nominated for the Innovative Teacher-TOI Award for her constant endeavour to inculcate and encourage creativity in students. A passionate photographer too, recently one of her photographs was highly appreciated in the Photography Exhibition -Tradition of Bengal organized by I&CA Department, Govt. of West Bengal.
Ms Kundu outlined the importance of Socio - dramatic play as a part of the learning process. The teachers received training on how to re-create a life like environment in the classroom with available resources. The focus was on 'how' to plan a socio-dramatic play rather than 'what' they should do. The teachers' enthusiasm showed on their faces as they played out self- designated roles at the airport setting that they created and enjoyed themselves as much as our students would do.


15 August, 2016

Swarnim celebrated the 70th Independence Day at its premises.  The Headmistress hoisted the flag in the presence of the students, parents and teachers. The toddlers looked resplendent with tricolor sashes and wristbands as they waved their flags to the rhyme “We are Indians”.

Kids Olympics

12 August, 2016

As the Olympic Games unfolded in Rio, our little ones enjoyed their own Olympic Games in their school. The teachers planned four innovative games based on the Olympic Theme – Olympic Ring Puzzle, Olympic Gems Rings, Throw Ball through the Rings and Olympic Popcorn Torch.


06 August, 2016

SwarnimInternational School organized a medley of extra-curricular activities for 2-12 year old children at their school premises on Saturday, the 6th of August. The variety of activities ranged from creative dance by Padatik, abacus by UCMAS to innovative vocabulary building by Vocaboom and learning design technology by Little ArKidtects using LEGO Education Kit. The well chosen activities pertained to building creativity, calculation, communication and concept respectively. Over 100 children and their parents enjoyed themselves as they hopped from one activity to the other.

The workshop reiterates the fact that Swarnim International School emphasizes on learning by doing and lives up to its claim that Learning is spelt 'F-U- N' here.


15 July, 2016

What a lovely sight when children laugh their heart out and enjoy themselves oblivious to the complexities of the adult world!! The rains knew that they have to pour on 15th July morning because it was Monsoon Magic for Swarnim kids.  This was their first experience of water play. Those who were a bit hesitant to go into the water in the beginning took only a few minutes to shed their inhibitions and have fun with their friends. A few who did not take to the pool, floated paper boats and enjoyed getting wet by an elephant sprinkler.


08 July, 2016

'If your child is your priority /Do not miss this opportunity’ ' is what the Swarnim International School claimed for the workshop on Proactive Parenting held on 8th July at the school premises. Mr. Amitabh Mohan, a leading psychologist, trainer and HRD consultant conducted the session with very enthusiastic inputs from the audience which comprised of parents, teachers and coordinators of schools. In the rapidly changing world, the importance of the role of parents in the upbringing of a child has remained stable. But the styles of parenting the 21st century child need to be revisited, reviewed and refreshed constantly. Mr. Mohan elaborated on the two “ingredients” of parenting – love and limit, and how the ratio of love and limit determines the style of parenting and the outcome.


01 July, 2016

The birth and death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy is commemorated as the National Doctor’s Day all over the country. Our little ones made posters to thank their doctors. A few students visited the Doctor’s Clinics to wish them.


03 June, 2016

We organized a Summer Camp – Mowgli, Me n More, at our school campus from 30th May to 3rd June. The theme was Jungle Book as children would be able to identify with it. Mowgli represents the bridge between the complex human world and the simple natural world. This sensitized the children about peaceful coexistence in diversity. The schedule included creative craft, non-fire cooking, nature tour, and dance for children of 7 to 11 years. In another category comprising of children of 2 to 6 years, there were rock climbing, mask making, bunny rabbits and learning to jig and jog. Children from various schools joined the summer camp and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Baby steps for world school

09 May, 2016

The pre-school section alone is spread across 8,000sqfeet of the campus in Sonarpur Colourful classrooms and a well stocked activity room, complete with a trampoline, will keep the children busy while more amenities - a sand pit and splash pool - come up. At present, it's just three hours of knowledge time (8.30am to 11.30am) for the playgroup, nursery upper and lower kindergarten students, with five teachers and eight CCTV cameras watching their every step.

One of the first international schools to come up in the area, Swarnim is the brain child of its founder –chairman H.P. Budhia of the Patton Group of Industries. It aims at providing children with holistic education in a healthy, inclusive environment.


06 May, 2016

On 6th May, the students and staff of Swarnim International Preschool paid tribute to Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore through dance and poems to commemorate Tagore’s 155th birth anniversary. The toddlers, Bhumika and Pratyusha swayed like flowers to the evergreen Rabindrasangeet, “Phulephule,dhole dhole” . Little Rishan recited a few lines from Tagore’s poem. Teachers too put up a beautiful dance performance.

8th May is Mother’s Day.  Though for children, every day is Mother’s Day. Their mothers are the world to them. Our students marched with banners proclaiming “I love you, Mummy” and each child gave a card with his/her handprint to his/her mother. Needless to say, mothers were overwhelmed by this gesture.


15 April, 2016

Swarnim International School held a two- day long carnival replete with colours, music, creativity and gaiety at its premises on the 15th and 16th of April. Children enjoyed the story telling sessions, craft and clay modelling workshops. The drawing and dance competitions kindled creativity and outstanding participants were given attractive prizes. The biggest attraction was the ‘Book Fair” with not only colourful books for joyous reading but also “Talking Books”.  Children and grown-ups were equally fascinated by this novel concept of books reading aloud!!!

Launch of the school

14 April, 2016

Swarnim International School opened its doors on the auspicious occasion of Poila Baisakh – heralding in a new ‘golden’ beginning on Bengali New Year for the residents of Kolkata. Dr. Pallab Das, the Chairman of the Rajpur- Sonarpur Municipality, graced the occasion.

Saraswati Ma, the Goddess of Learning, venerated by all alike, was asked to lend her wisdom and grace to all who become part of the Swarnim family.