Rabindra Jayanti 2021
09 May, 2021
Swarnim pays tribute to the legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore on his 160th Birth Anniversary.
09 May, 2021
Swarnim pays tribute to the legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore on his 160th Birth Anniversary.
08 May, 2021
The purest form of love is a mother's love for her children. To acknowledge the beautiful bonding between a mother and her child, we celebrated Mother's 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.
06 May, 2021
05 May, 2021
04 May, 2021
Celebrating World Laughter Day. Because laughter is the best medicine.
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.
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.
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!
12 April, 2021
09 April, 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.
28 February, 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.
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06 February, 2021
05 February, 2021
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.
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26 January, 2021
72nd Republic Day Celebration
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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.
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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.
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09 January, 2021
08 January, 2021
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.
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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.
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14 December, 2020
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.
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07 December, 2020
05 December, 2020
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.
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01 December, 2020
20 November, 2020
17 November, 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.
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08 November, 2020
07 November, 2020
Report on Teaching and Learning in Oct 2020 for Primary Classes.
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.
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05 November, 2020
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.
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20 October, 2020
16 October, 2020
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.
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09 October, 2020
08 October, 2020
05 October, 2020
02 October, 2020
Swarnim International School celebrated its Annual Prize Day 2019-20 on 2nd October as a legacy to Bapu's vision of hard work and perseverance. Enjoy the photos of the event with the voice over of the address by Mrs. Sangeeta Tandon, Principal, Shri Shikshayatan School who kindly consented to be the Chief Guest and (virtually) give away the certificates.
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21 September, 2020
21 September, 2020
17 September, 2020
14 September, 2020
Hindi Day is celebrated every year on 14th September. 14 September 1949 was the 50th birthday of Hindi Pandit Vyouhar Rajendra Sinha, who struggled very long to make Hindi a national language. Rajendra Sinha made tireless efforts with Kaka Kalelkar, Maithilisharan Gupt, Hazariprasad Dwivedi, Seth Govindadas etc. to establish Hindi as national language after Independence. That's why we celebrate this day as Hindi Day. Students of Swarnim presented many types of programs according to their classes. Someone expressed their feelings through speech. Someone expressed their thoughts through painting, some children made badge and someone expressed respect towards Hindi language by singing verses and songs.
11 September, 2020
Alex Haley said, Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. So today at Swarnim, children decided to celebrate Grandparents Day and share the endless love and affection that we receive from our grandparents with their friends. Class I found out about interesting games that the grandparents would play as children and shared those stories in class. They also learnt origami craft. How many of you remember how your grandmothers would come with a glass of turmeric milk if you fell sick and your grandfather would ask you to begin your day with some sprouts and nuts? All these formulas have been traditionally and successfully used by them to build our resilience and strength. Class II shared easy recipes of immunity drinks from the cookbooks of grandparents. Class III to VII presented food ingredients and recipes which strengthen our ability to fight against different diseases and ailments.
11 September, 2020
The purpose of celebrating Grandparents Day is to honor our grandparents for all their love. This Year Swarnim International School celebrated Grandparents Day virtually on 11th September. The children of nursery made cards and performed a dance for them. L.KG children made book marks from palm cutting and had a conversation on Memories down the lane where the grandparents narrated anecdotes regarding their grandchildren. Those without their grandparents in Kolkata made video calls to talk to them and it was very emotional. U.KG children made sweets along with their grandparents. They also made wall hangings together out of bangles, wool and decorative materials. The classrooms were reverberating with songs, memories and love.
09 September, 2020
05 September, 2020
Dear Parents, School is difficult, different, and some things will be inconvenient. You are going to have tech issues, and someone will likely tell you the wrong information at least once. There will be procedures you dont like. I just wish you could peek behind the scenes. You d see teachers and administrators working long hours to make it work, somehow. Imagine putting together a giant puzzle with no picture and the pieces keep changing shape. You d see teachers try to take in hours upon hours of training and use new programs, figure out new schedules and new procedures and make it all align to standards, follow health precautions, and keep it accessible and Teachers and school staff everywhere are overwhelmed. Every grade level, every custodian.. Everyday eyes brim with tears. Teachers love their kids. They miss them. They worry about them. They are trying their absolute best to figure it out and make this a great school year, even if we are (as the saying goes) building this plane while we fly it. Thank you for modeling grace, kindness, and positivity whenever you can. Our children learn what they see. Those might be the most important lessons our children learn this year.
04 September, 2020
04 September, 2020
Ms. Chhayya Aggrawalla of Life on a Canvas is a very talented and passionate artist and speaker. We had the privilege of having a Mandala Art workshop for classes 5 to 7 with her. Mandala Art is a perfect blend of art and geometry as one can create beautiful intricate designs through a series of symmetrical circles and patterns. The workshop was insightful and engaging and we were in awe of Ms. Aggarwalla s patience as she talked to every child individually and corrected their errors. She has promised to assist children further and they can contact her if they want to learn more.
27 August, 2020
Today Class I children were told a story - 'Elephant and his friend' using voice modulation and actions which they enjoyed thoroughly. They were also asked questions from the story.It was a fun and interactive story session. Students of class II dressed up as their favourite fairy tale character and narrated few lines on the character. Students of Class III enacted as "The Brave Leaders Of India". We are Indians,bold and free.We love our country with pride......... were the words echoed in the Zoom Room today. Class IV students recited poems on "Nature" and shared information about the poets. Class V students dressed up as their favourite story book characters and told the others what the books were all about and enacted a part from the books. Class VI students dressed up as their favourite fictional character and also acted like them to present their character sketch. Class VII- Do you know me? Children dressed up as their favourite fictional characters and each conducted a small quiz about their own character.
25 August, 2020
15 August, 2020
India- This very word encompasses an abundance of emotions. Feelings of love and devotion could be seen from the sparkling little eyes of the students of Swarnim International School. The virtual classrooms were filled with the tricolours Saffron, White and Green and celebration was full of pride, joy and love for our country. On this 74th Independence Day, let us renew our commitment towards building a united, strong, prosperous, inclusive and peaceful nation where a billion-plus dreams find ex
15 August, 2020
10 August, 2020
10 August, 2020
Krishna came to Swarnim…. Yes, Krishna came to Swarnim today, we saw Krishna in different mood, different form and of different age today. The cute little Krishnas of PG and Nursery danced to the tunes of ‘Chotichotigaiya…’. Then we met a little grown up ‘Nat-khat’ Krishna of LKG where he played with his friends in ‘Gokul kiGaliyon Mein’ and mother Yashoda was always busy running after him. Finally came our grown up Krishna of UKG who was busy dancing with his best friend ‘Radha’ to the beautiful tunes of his flute..Thus, with colorful dresses, rhythmic music and dance, Swarnim celebrated Janmashtami today. Our special thanks goes to our parents who took the pain of dressing up the children early in the morning and preparing them for the program. So, at the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, the Eighth Avtaar of Lord Vishnu, Team Swarnim Wishes Everyone Good Health &Safety !!!
10 August, 2020
Story-telling has proved to be an effective way to help students learn about our traditions and mythology. The students of Class III and IV enjoyed some beautiful songs on the occasion of Janmashtami. The story of Kalia Daman and other short stories by them created magic and a sense of wonder leading to respect and appreciation for different cultures.
08 August, 2020
In todays world of electronic devices, everything is based on coding. What is heartening as well as interesting to note that little children as young as 6 year olds can do coding in a fun way. RoboGarden, an Indo-Canadian joint venture with Eupheus Learning, offers a fun and interactive way to learn the fundamental concepts of programming. The Learning By Coding Game Web-based learning/teaching development has been proven effective and efficient in assisting students to acquire knowledge and training skills, particularly in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). So, our students are currently doing a 17 hour long certification coding program with Robo Garden which will open the doors of coding to our children. The students enthusiastically did workshops on the 4th and 5th of August 2020, organized by Robo Garden, to learn the basics of coding to ensure they can play the game correctly. We hope that our children will successfully complete this coding journey and maybe, few of them will go on to become coders in future.
08 August, 2020
Parents webinar where two experienced doctors shared their views on eye strain and mental health for children during Covid. Dr Geetika Chanana , ophthalmologist and Dr @Smarnika Tripathi mental health counsellor - thank you so much for your valuable inputs and guidance. So many important takeaways. And you answered all questions so promptly and effectively - only left the audience asking for more. The doctors were also happy to hear all that we are doing at Swarnim -happiness class, cloud gazing and many more such activities - all to promote the physical and emotional health of our children YouTube link - https://youtu.be/q4ISDvfvD_w
03 August, 2020
Raksha Bandhan is a symbol of unwavering love and the bond between brother and sister. Symbolic of the bond that siblings share, the festival of “Rakshabandhan” is no longer just about brothers promising to protect their sisters. This year students of Swarnim decided but to celebrate Rakhi with nature, thus promising to protect it. The year 2020 has taught all of us the importance of nature and the need to strengthen the bond between human and environment. The students made eco-friendly rakhis with the naturally available materials and tied the rakhi to their favorite plant at home thus cementing the bond of protection between nature and the children.
03 August, 2020
“I pray for you to have peace, good health, happiness and all the good things in life. Happy Rakhi!” The festival of Raksha Bandhan is to cherish the beautiful memories and strengthen the bond brothers and sisters share. Swarnim International school pre-primary section also celebrated the occasion with fun and frolic. The nursery children made ‘shapes rakhis’, they decorated different shapes with vibrant colours and stone stickers, thus enjoying while learning. The LKG children made 2 rakhis - the healthy rakhis and put it in their parent’s hands. They pasted the unhealthy rakhis on a paper and crossed it, thus proclaiming they will enjoy only healthy food! The UKG children made different-emotional rakhis. They made different faces on the rakhis which slides through the paper to show different emotions. They made twirky face, smirky face, even grumpy face! It was a fun-filled day and parents became emotional when the children gifted the handmade rakhis to them.
01 August, 2020
30 July, 2020
Ms .Deepti Shankar, Director and founder of Safe Campus conducted a Self Defence session with all primary classes .. She enlightened the children about who is a Stranger - who "I DON'T KNOW AND YOU DON'T KNOW". She also told the children that it is very important to share everything with their parents and teachers, however they should never share their personal information with any stranger. If anyone feels that the stranger is not safe, they should SHOUT and say STOP. We are thankful to Ms. Shankar for teaching a few Self Defence stunts which can help when in danger... Children enjoyed the class. It was fun, challenging , informative and refreshing. We convey our gratitude to Ms. Deepti Shankar and Young Indians( YI) for imparting a skill so important and pertinent.
27 July, 2020
24 July, 2020
"Health is wealth" and Fitness is the key. We all know that exercise not only keeps our body and mind healthy but also gives us strength. In continuation to our effort of engaging our children in various activities, we arranged for a fitness session conducted by Ms Swati Poddar, an eminent fitness enthusiast. Students learned and replicated the different animal postures like frog jump, crab walk, bunny movement and the popular superman pose demonstrated by Ms Poddar. We are grateful to Ms Poddar for taking out some time from her busy schedule and tutoring our young learners to stay fit and healthy all by themselves.
22 July, 2020
20 July, 2020
18 July, 2020
15 July, 2020
15 July, 2020
14 July, 2020
06 July, 2020
05 July, 2020
Our body and mind are a temple, and it is our duty to instil within, good habits and association, as forms of offerings. This chain of thought is what resulted in the manifestation of conducting the Sunshine Smile classes. To go about with our day to day lives and successfully conclude every activity we invest in, it is quite important to possess the necessary tools and be well equipped, mentally and emotionally. As mortal beings, we need to get our priorities straightened and realise how essential mental peace is, to be able to give our best in any task we intend to engage in and complete. Our mind and body needs to be operating on the same wavelength for them to be in sync and produce work in the most efficient manner. The purpose and aim of organising this session was exactly for that. We all have heard the saying, "To err is human", but the fact of the matter still remains that it shouldn’t be a reason to accept the inevitable and give up, rather use it as a motivation to be a better, wiser and more knowledgeable today than we were yesterday. Keeping this in mind and using these ideas as the source of inspiration, students of class III to VII were guided to indulge in several meditating activities, conveyed information regarding the importance and proper utilization of the five senses of our body. The reason for such activities were to help the students their overall development of mind and body, which moulds their personality as a whole and the way they pursue different goals and objectives in life. The students got a deep insight regarding the importance of meditation and how beneficial it can be in shaping our future. The meditation followed by a conversation with them, helped them realise that in life, a lot of things are beyond our scope or control and that the only thing, we can affirmatively have control over, is ourselves. It is predominantly a key factor, that we have great control over our actions when situation mandates us to not be in our comfort zone and step out of it. The students were taught through these various activities to cultivate awareness about their own thought process’ and the inner potential each one them have to not only cope up with different difficult situations they are made to dealt with, but also to come out of it triumphant. As, no matter what happens in life, good or bad, the indispensable requirement is to always stay calm and keep breathing.
03 July, 2020
01 July, 2020
01 July, 2020
30 June, 2020
26 June, 2020
Classes 4-7 had a gardening workshop today where they learned how to plant tomato and mustard seeds. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Kanupriya Sarawgi and Ms. Kunjan Khemka from Lovegreen. Children discussed the importance of planting trees and how it helps release stress. The benefits of gardening include - sensory development, encourages healthy eating, teaches responsibility and patience, while helping with educational topics. Interesting tips and beneficial facts about different plants were also shared by our guests. Furthermore, children learned to decorate their pots with buttons, colourful paper etc. The workshop ended with a picture quiz and a pledge to plant at least one tree every year. In the aftermath of Amphan, it becomes imperative that each one of plants a tree. Swarnim students took the pledge to do the same. And this aligns perfectly with our culture -- We had also planted 80 trees on 6th Jan, our Founders Birthday, as part of his vision.
23 June, 2020
Their eyes sparkled with joyous surprise. The smiling faces made the classrooms come alive... Happiness knew no bounds! Some children were so overwhelmed that they hugged their parents tight when they saw their classrooms. To keep the emotional connect between the students and the school, the preprimary students were taken on a virtual tour of their favourite place – Swarnim International School. The teachers helped the students re-visit the entrance gate, classrooms, playground, aviary, sand pit, corridors, etc. It was like a breather which brought back fond memories of the times spent in school.
22 June, 2020
21 June, 2020
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection Sigmund Freud Primary students celebrated Father s Day by reaching out to their father with a special gift-Gift of Health. As 21st June is also celebrated as International Day of Yoga, children seized the occasion and taught their fathers simple Yoga steps to keep them fit and healthy. Each child made the moments truly priceless and memorable for the father.
20 June, 2020
o It is that time of the year where we all want to make our first hero, our fathers feel special! o Swarnim International School celebrated Father's Day by doing various activities- playing games, quiz and craft. Fathers sang nursery rhymes to please their children. It was a treat to see father and child folding clothes and making ties. We hope that these memories will last for a lifetime.
19 June, 2020
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19 May, 2020
15 May, 2020
Priyanka Chatterjee is an International Story Consultant, an MBA (Gold Medalist) and an alumna of International Institute of Storytelling, Emerson College, UK. Chatterjee, an ardent lover of Strawberries, never knew there existed a Wild Strawberry patch right beside where she lived, until a friend brought it to her notice. Interestingly, that's how we all are — searching for meaning everywhere except for looking within. She gave birth to 'Wild Strawberry', an Art Exploration company with this eye-opening thought where Storytelling and Drama are used as mediums of exploration of self, others and the world around. Till date, 'Wild Strawberry' is tasted by more than 1 Lakh children and 25000 adults
13 May, 2020
A little bit of happiness is the need of the hour for little children. Swarnim International School organized an online Yoga session by Ms Shrradha Setalvad for the students. The younger students became butterflies and snakes through yogasanas. The elder children learnt 10 poses, 3 different types of breathing and learnt how to count in Sanskrit.
08 May, 2020
Rabindranath Tagore a name, a legacy of poetry, music, literature and philosophy. He has inspired poets, writers, thinkers and common man alike. To remember one of the greatest poets we celebrated his 159th birth anniversary at Swarnim . One of the students recited Rabindranath- erPrati a tribute to Tagore by another brilliant poet, Sukanta Bhattacharya. The poet reminisces the ideology of Tagore in silent contemplation which gives him courage to wade through the challenges of life. In this present difficult scenario, when human race is struggling to survive, Tagore s songs and poetry are our companions to fight against odds. Our students presented his creations in the class wise celebrations. This year s celebration was on different themes (parjay) of his songs. Those are puja, swadesh, prem, prakriti, bichitra, aanushthanik.Each class was assigned a theme, the songs and dances were based on it. Some children drew beautiful pictures and they involved themselves in their very own way of role play of Tagore s short stories. Children did not forget to wish their mothers because it was Mother s Day too. Preprimary children made cards along with their mothers, gifted them and hugged them tight. Our older students made secret gifts and surprised their mothers.
29 April, 2020
The famous dancer Isadora Duncan had said, "Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.” The students of Swarnim came together to celebrate International Dance Day today. When the spirit is high, how can a lockdown stop these creative and vibrant minds? The junior students from classes 1-3 happily danced on several contemporary Hindi and Bengali songs. They also discussed the different dance forms of the world, their postures and costumes. Class 4 remembered Jean Georges who introduced modern ballet. Class 5 paid a humble tribute to Tagore and performed on two of his delightful songs. Class 6 danced together on the song 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. Not only did the students of class 7 perform gracefully on some contemporary songs, they also put up well researched presentations on dance therapy, famous dance forms and renowned dancers.