Yoga Day 2022

21 June, 2022

"Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul."

The International Yoga Day theme of 2022 is "Yoga for Humanity" which mirrors the fact that the last few years have caused consequential mental, physical and emotional strife to many because of the COVID-19 pandemic and that there is a greater necessity for infusing better health practices in our day-to-day life through yoga. Students of the primary section of SIS demonstrated this through yoga postures like tree pose (Vrikshasana) and warrior pose (Veer Bhadrasana) in the classroom. The senior students of 6-8 performed the different steps of Suryanamaskara in an elegantly coordinated manner which seemed almost like poetry in motion. Students pledged to practice more at home and keep the different chakras within the body alligned.


Summer Solstice Day 2022

21 June, 2022

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year.
Though it was not the hottest day, it inspired our students to help others.
The students of #SwarnimInternationalSchool, on 21st June, served ORS to their domestic helpers, delivery men, and explained the need. Some children kept pots filled with water on their terraces and balconies for the birds and stray dogs too.

YouTube Link -†https://youtu.be/fF8yqH0IUnY


Fatherís Day 2022

19 June, 2022

Father's Day is a day to make all fathers feel special and appreciate their sacrifices and contributions towards their families. He has that unfathomable energy and the unconditional love in his heart. Due to online classes pre primary students of Swarnim International School celebrated father's Day virtually.Nursery students made paper ties LKG students made shirts using shapes(rectangle, triangle, circle) and UKG students made greeting cards for their fathers.


Rabindra Jayanti 2022

09 May, 2022

Tagore continues to be a favourite even for today's children.
As educators, it fills us with great pride to see our students appreciate the strong legacy that the legend has left behind.
Students celebrated this years Rabindra Jayanti amid much joy.

Mothers Day 2022

06 May, 2022

A motherís role in a childís life is of paramount importance. She shapes our very first perspective of the entire world.

Look how Swarnimís students are showing their love and gratitude to their mothers. This Motherís Day, letís celebrate all mothers and every little thing they do for us.


Eid Celebration 2022

02 May, 2022

The moon of Eid is special. When it rises, it brings happiness and excitement to everyones hearts. So, the children of pre-primary were obviously overjoyed to do a craft for this occasion. Let this Eid be an occasion to spread love and warmth in the world.
Eid Mubarak to all!


Earth Day 2022

22 April, 2022

Every big journey starts with small steps.
Our students celebrated "EARTH DAY" by planting saplings, building homes for insects, and making models of our Mother Earth the way they envision it to be.
To make their vision come true, let us all take a pledge to make the world more green and blue, rather than black.


Inauguration of Our New Campus April 2022

07 April, 2022

We are delighted to announce the inauguration of our new campus on the auspicious Thursday or Guruvaar, i.e., the day of the Guru, since a school is the place where children meet their Gurus.
The inauguration ceremony was held on the 7th day of this month. 7 is an auspicious number in all religions, cultures and nature. After all, we have 7 days in a week, 7 notes in music, and 7 colours of the rainbow. After all the hard work that brought this campus to come alive, we now hope to see a rainbow filled with happiness!
May Maa Saraswatis blessings always be upon us!


International Dimensions in Schools Certification (IDS) by the British Council for the period 2022-2025

30 March, 2022

We are absolutely delighted to announce our accredition with the International Dimensions in Schools Certification (IDS) by the British Council for the period 2022-2025. IDS accreditation has always been an onerous project, more so on an online platform. We are proud of our students who worked in collaboration with schools from the United Kingdom and Pakistan. Undertaking and finishing this project successfully would not have been possible without the relentless and sincere effort put in by our students and their parents. We are extremely grateful to them, our IDS coordinators and proud of the faculty of Swarnim for their commitment and diligence towards this achievement.


Report on Teaching and Learning in Feb 2022 for Primary.

09 March, 2022

Report on Teaching and Learning in Feb 2022 for Primary.


Report on Teaching and Learning in Feb 2022 for Pre-Primary.

08 March, 2022

Report on Teaching and Learning in Feb 2022 for Pre-Primary.


School days are back!

10 February, 2022

Meditation, outdoor play and activity based learning are helping the children get reacquainted with offline school. These activities help them overcome separation anxiety and look forward to being their peers.


Report on Teaching and Learning in Jan 2022 for Primary.

08 February, 2022

Report on Teaching and Learning in Jan 2022 for Primary.


Report on Teaching and Learning in Jan 2022 for Pre-Primary.

07 February, 2022

Report on Teaching and Learning in Jan 2022 for Pre-Primary.


Saraswati Puja 2021-22

05 February, 2022

May the Goddess of Learning bless every student with the powers of focus, patience & perseverance. Have a safe & blessed Saraswati Puja.


STUDENT LED CONFERENCE 2021-22

01 February, 2022

The annual Student Led Conference provides a platform for our students to review and showcase their academic progress to their parents. For the parents, it presents a unique opportunity to be a part of their childrens learning process and feel proud as they see their children explain complex concepts with candour and clarity.

Owing to the pandemic situation, this year the conference was conducted at home on 29th-30th January. The primary students had devised games and activities in different subjects with the guidance of their teachers. Children challenged their parents to participate in these games which involved the application of concepts they learnt in the class. Parents were happy to see their childrens progress in spite of the constraints of the online mode of education.


Republic Day 2022

26 January, 2022

The Future Citizens of the Nation expressed their idea of Republic Day, inspiring all of us too. We love how their paintings capture the vibrant spirit of India! Swarnim International School wishes everyone a Happy Republic Day!


Republic Day Celebrations 2022

26 January, 2022

Republic Day Celebrations 2022

Report on Teaching and Learning in Dec 2021 for Primary.

10 January, 2022

Report on Teaching and Learning in Dec 2021 for Primary.

Report on Teaching and Learning in Dec 2021 for Pre-Primary.

09 January, 2022

Report on Teaching and Learning in Dec 2021 for Pre-Primary.

Christmas DIY Activities 2021

24 December, 2021

The holiday season has always been the time to look back and reminisce about the year that went by. In the true spirit of Christmas, the school had distributed various DIY kits to the students to encourage them to look away from the phone screens and bond with their families over the creative craft kits. This ensures the students' intellectual development while simultaneously strengthening familial bonds.

Children's Day 2021

14 December, 2021

Children's Day 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Oct-Nov 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

07 December, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Oct-Nov 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

Report on Teaching and Learning in Oct-Nov 2021 for Pre-Primary.

06 December, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Oct-Nov 2021 for Pre-Primary.

Daan Utsav 2021

08 November, 2021

Thank you to our parents for their contribution to the Daan Utsav. As we embark on the festivities, it's nice to feel that somebody else is also happy.. here are glimpses of the support staff sorting, packing and sending to Goonj.

Diwali Celebration 2021

05 November, 2021

We are the happiest when our students are happy.They had a delightful and responsible Diwali. We are so proud to see them celebrate the festivities safely and in an eco-friendly way. Here's to many more such joyful celebrations!

Halloween Celebrations in Class 3

31 October, 2021

Halloween Celebrations in Class 3

Reading Week 2021

25 September, 2021

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Here's a sneak peek of our event 'Reading Week' 2021.

Viswakarma Puja - Kite Making 2021

17 September, 2021

Festivals and celebrations are at its very best in Kolkata. The pulse starts beating from the sound of Bho-o-Katt-aa on the occasion of Vishwakarma Puja. It was Lord Vishwakarma who made almost all the flying chariots for Gods along with their weapons. Kites are flown as a mark of admiration for his skills. The students of pre-primary celebrated Vishwakarma Puja on 17th September. The teachers of respective classes spoke about Lord Vishwakarma which was followed by craft activity. In this activity the children made different types of colourful kites in class and also they flew kites with their family which the children enjoyed a lot.

Hindi Diwas 2021

14 September, 2021

Hindi is one of the official languages of India. Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th of September, to commemorate the adoption of Hindi in Devanagari script as one of the official languages of the Republic of India. This day is celebrated for promotion and propagation of the Hindi Language. The main objective of celebrating this day is to connect people in every region of this diverse country through the sacred thread called Hindi and also spreading it on a global level. Today Hindi is one of the most spoken language in the World and we are proud of the rich history associated with this language.

Sense Station Pre-Primary 2021

07 September, 2021

Pre primary children enjoyed learning about the five senses . They watched and mimicked themselves in front of the mirror with glee as they realized that we see with our eyes. They clapped loudly and softly, while listening to the instructions thus exploring the fact that we hear with our ears. They learnt how the nose is used not only for smelling , but how it also distinguishes between good smell and bad smell by smelling various objects like soap bar, a piece of onion etc. It was great fun as they discovered the sense of taste through their tongue by tasting sugar, salt and lime .Lastly, they recognized the sense of touch by feeling various objects against their skin like cotton, ice, scrubber etc .

Report on Teaching and Learning in Sept 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

07 September, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Sept 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

Report on Teaching and Learning in Sept 2021 for Pre-Primary.

06 September, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Sept 2021 for Pre-Primary.

Janmashtami Celebration 2021

30 August, 2021

Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. There are various stories about Lord Krishna as a child. Teachers organised video shows and storytelling sessions for preprimary students. Children not only dressed up as little Krishna but also made head bands, flutes and decorated earthen pots in the class.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/uodMpLXjFbs


Raksha Bandhan 2021

22 August, 2021

Rakshabandhan is a beautiful Indian festival that celebrates the bond of love and commitment to protect each other. Students at Swarnim made beautiful rakhis in the class and tied them on their favourite plants after the class. The celebration allowed children to understand the importance of loving and preserving nature.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/LqjgPkZFX6E


Happy Independence Day 2021

15 August, 2021

On the Platinum Jubilee of India's Independence, we pay our humble tribute to all those bravehearts whose selfless and valiant contributions won us our freedom.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/XOdJiZqGfhI


Report on Teaching and Learning in Aug 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

10 August, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Aug 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

Report on Teaching and Learning in Aug 2021 for Pre-Primary.

09 August, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Aug 2021 for Pre-Primary.

Digital Media Workshop with Aditi Jhunjhunwala

06 August, 2021

Students and parents showed their inquisitiveness and interest for the series of digital media workshops conducted by Ms. Aditi Jhunjhunwala. They could easily pick up and effectively implement more than the rudimentary aspects and features of the application taught by Aditi Maam. It was quite an intriguing experience for the students and parents alike and that they enjoyed it thoroughly. In fact, students might potentially form a penchant for engaging and developing different mini-projects of their own through the application which would allow their creativity to blossom further and gain valuable technical skills.


Fruit Week - Aug 2021

04 August, 2021

Fruits are nature’s gift to mankind. Fruits have always found a way into our daily diet because of their innumerable benefits. Fruits also found a way into our virtual classrooms where the pre-primary students celebrated the fruit week with a lot of gusto. The children ate and drew fruits like mango, banana, guava, papaya and apple on paper by cotton dabbing, paper tearing, blow painting, colouring, finger tipping and paper folding. Information on the benefits of fruits was also shared through stories, videos and presentations. It was lovely to see the students snack on fruits throughout the week during the break time and enjoy them too.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/wH9VPL5o6jw


Report on Teaching and Learning in July 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

13 July, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in July 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

Sing-Along 2021

13 July, 2021

Pre-primary classes came alive with parents, children and teachers singing rhymes together with actions and expressions. As the parents revisited their childhood , their children watched their uninhibited performances in awe. Sing Along sessions help parents understand how rhymes build vocabulary, confidence and improve pronunciation.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/Wh3K6QcQuN0


Report on Teaching and Learning in July 2021 for Pre-Primary.

12 July, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in July 2021 for Pre-Primary.

Report on Teaching and Learning in June 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

11 July, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in June 2021 for Classes I to VIII.

Report on Teaching and Learning in June 2021 for Pre-Primary.

10 July, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in June 2021 for Pre-Primary.

Fitness Workshop by Swati Poddar 2021

05 July, 2021

We are grateful to Ms. Swati Poddar for conducting wonderful workshops on Fitness for our children.

Madhubani Art

03 July, 2021

It was a wonderful art session by Chhayya Agarwalla Ma'am who introduced Warli and Madhubani Art to the students of Classes III and IV. These art forms are basically drawn using a set of geometric shapes such as circles, triangles and single and double lines. Students were absorbed in the creative session which conspicuously displayed mesmerizing ruminative qualities.

Vaccination Drive 2021

22 June, 2021

Only when everyone is vaccinated can our children return to school. Swarnim teachers are missing their students so much - we thought this was a good way to speed up the process.

https://youtu.be/lfuzIcswB50


Yoga Day 2021

21 June, 2021

Yoga, which originated in India and has been a part of our civilization for millennia, is a practice that orients our mind, body and spirit. On International Yoga Day, the Pre-Primary children displayed different animal postures in Yoga as they heard stories about those and later drew pictures. Primary classes too did yogasanas in the class with their respective class teachers. Students of the Secondary Section researched and made power point presentations about Yoga as a productive tool to enhance physical and mental well being.

https://youtu.be/3C2CUEa8rtc


Fathers Day

20 June, 2021

Every child looks up to his/her father as a superhero and feels proud in saying My Daddy strongest. This year, as we celebrate Fathers Day on 20th June, we would like to express our gratitude to all the fathers who stood strong amidst all crisis with a smile. At Swarnim, preprimary students made craft items, sang songs and played games with their fathers. Upper KG children prepared sandwiches, shakes and choco balls, which they had learnt as a part of their Summer Vacation Homework to say, Daddy, we love you always. You are the best.

YouTube Link - 

https://youtu.be/bVoSnwQsRsk

https://youtu.be/vB7JQKYvDS0


Inhale sabr exhale shukr... Wishing all Eid Mubarak.

14 May, 2021

Eid is all about wearing new clothes of kindness which never wear off. It's about putting the aroma of love and spreading it everywhere. Most importantly, it's about wishing for health, happiness and prosperity for all. Our Eid celebration was essentially about praying to the almighty for strength to endure every difficulty and also healing the planet and ushering in a healthier society for all. Pre-Primary students wore white as it's a colour of peace and simplicity. They were shown a short video which taught them the values of sharing and caring. Children made cards and wrote down their messages on them. Food, drinks and henna are some of the essential ingredients of Eid celebration. So some of our children prepared a drink named 'Sharbat-e-Khaas' with fruits available at home and relished it with great delight. Another group drew palm imprints on paper and made beautiful patterns on them with henna.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/CII0GM87MLc


Rabindra Jayanti 2021

09 May, 2021

Swarnim pays tribute to the legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore on his 160th Birth Anniversary.

https://youtu.be/tX91ZIUjChw


Mothers Day 2021

08 May, 2021

The purest form of love is a mothers love for her children. To acknowledge the beautiful bonding between a mother and her child, we celebrated Mothers Day. Our teachers planned different activities to engage children and their mothers in the classroom. Pre-Primary children enjoyed different craft activities like making wind chimes and paper-cutting palm prints. Primary and Secondary children made DIY gifts like quilt paper earrings, necklaces and cards for their mothers. They also invited their mothers to class to express their love and gratitude and share their favourite memories with them.

https://youtu.be/3oUK31ajkjg


Report on Teaching and Learning in April 2021 for Primary.

06 May, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in April 2021 for Primary.

Report on Teaching and Learning in April 2021 for Pre-Primary.

05 May, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in April 2021 for Pre-Primary.

World Laughter Day

04 May, 2021

Celebrating World Laughter Day. Because laughter is the best medicine.

https://youtu.be/SdTK4I5xnro


International Dance Day

29 April, 2021

From the early initiations of man's instinctive will to play a role and move to the melody produced by different vibrations has been quite intriguing, to say the least. Along the development of human civilization, society has had reaffirmed the importance of the impact of different art forms. One of the most important ones being the art of dancing. Diversified through generations of imaginative prowess, we have now come to create and recognize the affluence and the spectacular grandeur the art form has evolved into. Dance has touched and left a mark on every culture, and continues to do so even today. Students of Swarnim International School today celebrated "International Dance Day" enthusiastically with several forms of dance. It also spread the message of the benefits of dance, its value in its art form and how dancing positively impact our lives.

https://youtu.be/CDMGs9MZ-Ck


English Language Day 2021

23 April, 2021

English Language Day is observed on 23rd April as it marks the birthday and death anniversary of the most famous playwright of the language, William Shakespeare. To celebrate the English Language Day, our children did several interesting and engaging activities. Class 5 children dressed up as their favourite literary characters and discussed how those fictional characters inspire them. Class 6 had a wonderful poetry reading session. Children shared their favourite poems and also made colourful charts on the same. Class 8 explored the different proverbs of English language and formulated a pictorial quiz on them. All the activities were designed to inculcate the habits of reading and communication in English in children.

http://youtu.be/c_rdm60cwww


Happy Earth Day

22 April, 2021

Happy Earth Day 22nd of April is celebrated as Earth Day around the world. The theme this year is Restore Our Earth. The students of Swarnim believe in the saying Be the change that you wish to see in the world. So, they introspected themselves, learnt about their mistakes and changed their ‘earth unfriendly behaviour. They are now the Changemakers. Hope they set an example for others, inspire them and collectively, we all will be able to reinstate the lost glory of our Mother Earth!

https://youtu.be/B7K78Y-NOlE


Report on Teaching and Learning in March 2021 for Primary.

12 April, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in March 2021 for Primary.

Report on Teaching and Learning in March 2021 for Pre-Primary.

09 April, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in March 2021 for Pre-Primary.

World Health Day 2021

07 April, 2021

World Health Day, 7th April, was celebrated with several activities that enlightened our children to be cautious and careful about their physical and mental health. Pre-Primary students pledged to eat healthy food and bid farewell to junk food. They performed Yoga, breathing and free hand exercises in order to keep their body fit and healthy. Students chanted the famous lines  Early to bed and early to rise, makes us healthy, wealthy and wise! Children were shown a video which highlighted the significance of different good bacteria in our digestion and also explained the threat that the bad bacteria pose to our health. They were asked to identify the different healthy habits and discuss how those can be easily incorporated in our lives. Health, happiness and peace are few things that money can never buy! Thus, our children were encouraged to appreciate the mental well-being of each other as they made kindness cards. Each child wrote a compliment for a friend to uplift the happiness quotient of the class.


National Science Day

28 February, 2021

Science is everywhere in our lives. It is there in the largest heavenly body and it is there in the smallest atom around us. Science is not just about books but it surrounds us every second of our lives. National Science day is celebrated on the 28th of February every year. It is celebrated because renowned scientist Dr. C.V. Raman discovered the Raman Effect, the process of scattering of light particles by molecules of a medium, on this day in the year 1928. Students of Classes 3 to 7 learnt about Dr. Ramans life and his works. Through his life the students learnt that nature inspired him to find out the secrets of science. They were asked what inspires them to learn science. They made posters and also talked about their favourite topics. It was overwhelming to see the response of the students. We believe that we could inspire them to be critical thinkers and future scientists of our country.


Swaraswati Puja Celebration 2021

16 February, 2021

Saraswati Puja marks the onset of spring and Swarnim celebrated it with music, art, dance and poetry. The Pre-Primary children were dressed in yellow and heartily engaged in conversation regarding Saraswati Puja. Nursery students coloured the Swan and Veena, LKG drew and coloured a book cover and pasted flowers around it and UKG made an origami Swan. Older children performed dances, recited poems and made beautiful artwork depicting the Goddess of knowledge and wisdom. The senior students did a research on the different mythological stories related to Vasant Panchami and Goddess Saraswati. In the later half, we had an art and craft workshop conducted by the artists Mr. Kaushal Sarawagi and Ms. Sheetal Garg. Children learnt origami art and simple drawing using numbers. It was an enriching experience for all.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/mUmUZLtLxqU


Report on Teaching and Learning in Jan 2021 for Primary.

06 February, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Jan 2021 for Primary.

Report on Teaching and Learning in Jan 2021 for Pre-Primary.

05 February, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Jan 2021 for Pre-Primary.

A Lockdown Journal!

04 February, 2021

A lockdown journal! Of a journey … Away from friends. Of missing the security and routine of school. Of new challenges and online classes. Of spending time with loved ones. Of coping with the loss of loved ones. Of stress and mechanisms of cope But mainly about a new beginning and hope.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/Gav4hpTDuy4


72nd Republic Day Celebration

26 January, 2021

72nd Republic Day Celebration

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/c_rdm60cwww


Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2021

23 January, 2021

We celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to pay homage and remember his indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation. Children were shown videos that introduced them to the life and work of this inspirational leader. Some students danced on songs like 'Agun Jalo' and 'O Amar Desher Maati' to remember the spirited personality of Netaji and his unflinching devotion to his motherland. Children also drew posters, wrote slogans and discussed the significance of Bose's ideologies in modern India as Netaji himself had said, "One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives." The virtual preprimary classrooms of Swarnim reverberated with ‘Kadam Kadam Badaye Ja’ while others danced to ‘Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon’. UKG students spoke a few lines about the great leader. The students also made the famous cap of Netaji with paper and coloured it with the tri colours. It was heartening to see such young minds imbibe the essence of national pride. Jai Hind.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/5LSQfHeCXg0


Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2021

12 January, 2021

THE WHOLE LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF DREAMS MY AMBITION IS TO BE A CONSCIOUS DREAMER, THATS ALL. Today is the birthday of the undaunted dreamer, the great philosopher, and the awe-inspiring educationist who had said these remarkable words,Swami Vivekananda. We celebrated this auspicious day with a series of events. Children were encouraged to learn about the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and espouse those in their own life. Stories from his childhood were read by children, songs were sung and poems were recited to honour his work and ethics. One of our students read out a poem which has been written by her grandfather to pay tribute to Swamiji. Swamiji believed that no knowledge comes from outside, it is all inside. Following his footsteps, we pledged to strive hard and develop our innermost qualities and potential to become the best versions of ourselves.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/10BnKaBn4f0


Report on Teaching and Learning in Dec 2020 for Primary

09 January, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Dec 2020 for Primary.

Report on Teaching and Learning in Dec 2020 for Pre-Primary

08 January, 2021

Report on Teaching and Learning in Dec 2020 for Pre-Primary.

Christmas Celebration 2020

25 December, 2020

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." We ended this challenging and difficult year on a cheerful and positive note as all our children came together to celebrate Christmas. They were at their creative best as they decorated their rooms with handmade Christmas trees and Santa Claus models. Preprimary children made cup cakes and Swiss rolls too. Children enjoyed listening to Christmas stories like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, watched a short movie - The Gift of the Magi and sang Christmas Carols. They played and enjoyed games like Santa Says and Musical Statues in the class. Some became Secret Santa and made beautiful cards for their friends. Children learnt that Christmas means a lot more than just gifts; it is about being good to one another. Let the yuletide spirit bring cheer and smiles to all across the world. We wish you a Merry Christmas.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/dxUVgRXRbvA


Sing-Along (Pre-Primary)

19 December, 2020

If you are happy and you know it clap your hands…. ! At Swarnim we try and find out ways to make the path of learning smooth. Teachers and parents work hand in hand to ensure the same. One such initiative is the sing-along session, especially organized for our parents by our teachers. This time the students watched as their parents sang and danced to rhymes along with the teachers. This helped parents to be familiar with the words and actions of the rhymes done in class along with a few new ones. It also brought back their school days. As we say learning is an ongoing process and there’s no age limit for learning, our parents actively took part in the sing-along session amidst their tight schedule and loved reminiscing school days.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/aNOVHYI_NJg


National Energy Conservation Day

14 December, 2020

Energy Conserved is Energy Generated with a constantly growing human population the need for energy is also increasing. Man has been using non-renewable sources of energy to fulfil his needs. This in turn has caused scarcity of the resources and also pollution of the environment. We have been reluctant towards saving energy. A normal household can reduce up to 10% of its electricity bill by just being vigilant about switching off lights and fans when not needed. Today, having realized the energy crisis that we are headed to, we have put a step forward in using renewable sources of energy. But it is just a step. A lot more needs to be done. Children of Classes VI and VII were sensitized on this topic on 14th December, 2020 which was celebrated as the National Energy Conservation Day. These classes were given different projects to understand in what ways energy can be conserved. Class VI did an experiment ‘Desalination of Salty Water Using Solar Energy’. They were asked to take a bowl full of salty water which had to be covered with a plastic sheet. They had to keep it in the sun and observe. They did this experiment and observed droplets of water on the plastic sheet. Hence they concluded that using the heat from the sun we can desalinate water and make it fit for drinking. They inferred that since fresh water available to man is decreasing with the growing population, we need to look for other sources. Sea is the biggest source of water but it is not potable. One can set up such desalination units of bigger size to generate potable water. This method will not only fulfil the need of potable water but also it will use solar energy which is a renewable source. This will also help in conserving our non-renewable resources which are used to generate energy. Class VII did a 10 day long project of ‘Be Vigilant and Save Electricity’. These students observed their meter reading every day. They tried to conserve electricity as much as possible i.e. by switching off lights, changing to LED light bulbs etc. They observed a considerable drop in their daily meter reading. Hence, they inferred that by being careful they could conserve electricity. They also discussed that the energy saved by them may have been useful to someone in the remote areas. Hence, by conserving energy they could generate energy for someone in need. Classes VI and VII understood the importance of ‘Energy Conservation’ and promised each other to reduce their energy requirement and also to switch to solar-powered devices.


Outdoor Classroom

11 December, 2020

“Nature breeds curiosity; it helps to grow explorers rather than robots. It reminds us that we are part of something bigger. It grounds us, calms us.” -- Ben Palmer-Fry It is always better to learn amidst nature, the learning is more intimate. Swarnim pre-primary children decided to sit under the blue sky and study today, be it in their terrace, balcony or garden, disregarding the winter chill. Children, parents and teachers carried tables and chairs outside and enjoyed a winter morning with active learning. They conversed about their connection with nature and how refreshing it was. Students examined the flower pots bushes to understand the concept of “on”, “in” and “under”; little ones matched colours of the vegetables with other gifts of nature, painted to their heart’s content as they breathed in fresh air. Sitting outdoors in the foggy and chilly winter morning, the children compared the indoor and the outdoor classrooms critically. When they had to speak louder than the honking of cars, and felt damp in the smog, students realised and pointed out why regular classes are always indoors. Nevertheless, when one child shared live pictures of the clear ranges of Himalayas from his present location, all marvelled at nature’s beauty. The day was cloudy, the sun was shy, but children enjoyed the change and requested their teachers for more outdoor classes.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/jm3TeHvXc7k


School Activity for Nov 2020 - Primary

07 December, 2020

Report on Teaching and Learning in Nov for Primary Classes

School Activity for Nov 2020 - Pre-Primary

05 December, 2020

Report on Teaching and Learning in Nov for Pre-Primary Classes

National Pollution Prevention Day

02 December, 2020

‘Environmental Pollution is an incurable disease. It can ONLY be prevented’ The students of Swarnim International School observed the ‘National Pollution Prevention Day’ on 2nd December 2020. Classes III, IV and V did various experiments to understand the adverse effects of pollution in their lives. Class III made a ‘Pollution Catcher’ using paper plates and petroleum jelly. They have hung it on their windows and balconies to observe for the next fifteen days. They will monitor that how particulate matter present in air gets deposited on the catcher which will enlighten them about how vehicular emissions enter our body and cause serious diseases. Class IV did a comparison between emissions of a fossil fuel based car and a battery operated car. The students observed that when they burn a lamp using oil as fuel, it gives out soot and other harmful residue on a serving spoon which is carcinogenic in nature. Whereas, when the students observed their own battery operated toy cars, it did not have any harmful emissions. Class V students made their very own smog(smoke+fog) in their homes. They put a burning piece of paper in a wet glass jar and covered it with a cold lid. The water vapour condensed to form fog and mixed with smoke to form smog. The students were startled at their observations. They were sensitized to the fact that over the years we have become ignorant about the hazards of air pollution caused by petrol or diesel based cars. The students inferred by monitoring their experiments that it is high time we switch to renewable sources of energy. They concluded that this step is the only way that will reduce the amount of the slow poison which we are inhaling every second of our lives. They promised each other that they will work not only to make a greener but a more breathable Earth.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/jnqIHRB1r0I


Student Led Conference 2020

01 December, 2020

Students of Swarnim International School organised a Student Led Conference. It was a day full of learning for our children which involved active participation of the parents. Teachers had devised activities in different subjects with very specific learning outcomes. Unlike other years, this time SLC was held at home. It celebrated the bonding between the child and his/her parents while the latter could partake in the formers learning process at the same time. Parents thoroughly enjoyed the conference and appreciated the effort of their wards. We believe it inculcated more confidence and interest in every child as well when they saw the pride in their parents eyes. We would like to thank our parents who took so much time and effort to recreate a class like scenario for the children to motivate them!


We do our best, Let Mamma Papa take rest.

20 November, 2020

Learning is an ongoing process and we learn many things from our daily routine. This Durga Puja the students were confined to their homes, so they enjoyed learning basic life skills. They learnt activities to help their parents, like watching sunrise and sunset, sanitizing their toys, rolling out puris for breakfast, bird watching, laying the table and so on. Swarnim believes in learning beyond the boundaries. Emotional, mental and physical health; and family bonding are all important to a childs growth.


SOF Awards

17 November, 2020

The students of Swarnim International School, once again brought accolades to the school by bagging the Zonal Ranks in the SOF National Science and Mathematics Olympiad conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation in February, 2020. Nikhil Manna, Pabitraa Chaudhury from Class III and Umang Mahato from class II took part in the Olympiad and put up a remarkable performance in the prestigious nationwide examination. Umang Mahato deserves a special mention for bringing laurels to the school by securing the 20th International Rank and 17th Zonal Rank in the National Science Olympiad (from West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Zone). The school is proud of their achievement and congratulates them on their commendable performance.

Diwali Celebration 2020

15 November, 2020

Diwali and Children's Day are coinciding this year. So we celebrated both together with light and laughter. Children were asked to dress up and sit with earthen diyas in a special evening class. They decorated their diyas using their artistic and creative skills. Children also carried out a badge campaign for a diwali without firecrackers. They took an oath to not burn any firecrackers themselves and celebrate a green diwali as they lit their bright and colourful diyas.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/oM_rT3ob4oA


ECA Award

08 November, 2020

We are extremely proud to announce that Swarnim International School has been awarded: 1. Hall of Fame 2019-20 Top 50 Non-franchised Preschools of Asia by the Early Childhood Association (ECA) 2. Hall of Fame 2019-20 Top 10 Primary Schools by Association of Primary Education and Research (APER).


School Activity for Oct 2020 - Primary

07 November, 2020

Report on Teaching and Learning in Oct 2020 for Primary Classes.


Outdoor Play (Pre-Primary & Primary)

06 November, 2020

Outdoor play is an important part of childhood. It not only gives children immense joy but also stimulates their senses and sharpens their curious minds. We as educators realize its importance and understand how our little ones are spending lesser time outdoors than ever before, which in turn is affecting their overall well being. Thus to break this monotony Swarnim International School celebrated Outdoor Play Day with our children where they played various games involving a healthy and fun filled coordination of the mind and body, the happiness they derived was clearly evident through their broad smiles.

You Tube Link - https://youtu.be/4yXWmMhimh8


School Activity for Nov 2020 - Pre-Primary

05 November, 2020

Report on Teaching and Learning in Oct for Pre-Primary Classes.

It's Halloween

31 October, 2020

Halloween has long lost its original religious significance of “Holy Evening” or “All Saints’ Day”. Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins and jars, playing pranks on people, visiting scary and haunted attractions are now more popular amongst all sections of the society. The students of SIS enjoyed the spirit of Halloween by dressing up in costumes and make-up. They also made Halloween jars and pumpkins to celebrate the day. They enjoyed the day to the fullest and have lots of pictures and memories to cherish.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/i2Oe-gVVMzM


Durga Puja Pre-Primary Crafts

20 October, 2020

Durga Puja epitomises the victory of good over evil, though it also celebrates the Goddess as the motherly power behind all life and creation. The preprimary students of Swarnim welcomed Ma Durga by making Dhaak, the signature musical instrument of the festival. Durga Puja coincides with Navaratri and Dussehra celebrations in which the victory of Rama against Ravana is celebrated and effigies of Ravana are burnt, which is also reflected through the craft activity by our tiny tots.

Durga Puja (Pre-Primary)

16 October, 2020

Durga Puja is one of the most awaited festivals of India. The year long wait has finally come to an end. Today the pre-primary students of Swarnim International School gave a grand welcome to Goddess Durga by performing with utmost devotion and love. They sang songs, danced their heart out and narrated poems to impress the Goddess. It was a day filled with emotions, excitement and laughter. Like we say- Asche bochor abaar hobe.


WORK IS WORSHIP

12 October, 2020

Every human has to work to fulfill his goals and desires. Work can be anything starting from household activities to desk jobs. Every action is dignified and respectable. Students of Swarnim International School paid respect to all level of workers and tend to remember people who lend us a hand and stand by our side when we need them. They were taught the core meaning of "Dignity of Labour." They also learnt that there's nothing wrong with any kind of job and every job deserves to be respected. We are all humans and we are working to support our livelihoods. So yes, everybody is not similar, but by virtue of them being human beings, all are to be treated equally.

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/71tCcSx-OEg


Book Reading Session (Classes 3 - 7)

09 October, 2020

Ms. Smita Ganeriwala or as she is more lovingly known as Smita Jee joined us for a book reading session today with children of classes 3-7. Ms. Ganeriwala is a prolific writer of a series of children's books. Some of her most interesting books are 'Shreya's Eighth', 'The Braces Club' and 'Samira's S-I-T Venture'. Smita Jee read a part of her book 'Shreya's Eighth' today and conducted an interactive session with the children. Throughout the story session, children participated in the discussions. After the reading session was over, we played an interesting game. Children had to act out a small passage with different emotions. It was very engaging and we would love to have Smita Jee with us for more such wonderful sessions in the future.

School Activity for Sept - Primary

08 October, 2020

Report on Teaching and Learning in Sept for Primary Classes.

School activities for Sept (Pre-Primary)

05 October, 2020

Report on Teaching and Learning in Sept for pre-Primary Classes.