EVENTS HELD AT GEMS AKADEMIA SINCE APRIL 2011
A Book Fair was organized on 6th and 7th of May 2011. Scholastic displayed an array of books. The response was good as books worth Rs.40,000 were sold on the day of the Parent-Teacher meeting.
Rabindra Jayanti was celebrated on 9th May, 2011. A short cultural programme (Guru Pranam ) was presented by the students and the teachers. Parents were invited to attend the programme.
A trip to Nehru Children’s Museum was organized on 11th May 2011. All students from Grade 1 to 7 visited the Museum along with teachers and a few support staff.
An intra-class Football match was held between Grade 5 and 7.
Mr. Vinayak Sudhakar, Representative of CIE , visited the school on 22nd May 2011 for a preliminary inspection as part of the affiliation procedure. He was happy with the school infrastructure, facilities offered to students, scope of co-curricular activities, the school almanac and the evaluation system. He provided some information pertaining to updated CIE textbooks, a separate room for keeping CIE question papers, teachers` training. He is expected to visit the school for a second inspection in September - October 2011.
Father’s Day was celebrated on 17th June 2011. A special assembly was held followed by an Art Workshop where Students at GEMS Akademia were involved in making a token for their dads, their real Super Heroes!!
‘Music is the food for the soul’- this was proven correct by our children. On World Music Day, 21st June 2011 our students presented songs in various languages and spoke about the history of this day.
Three students from Grade VI and VII participated in a Quiz organized by Techno India Group, conducted by Mr. Barry O’Brien. It was broadcast in 91.9 FM on Sunday, 26th June 2011 and the students’ performance was encouraging.
A craft workshop was held in the school on 25th June 2011 in collaboration with SPICMACAY, the aim was to make the students aware of their country’s cultural heritage and the treasure house of our handicrafts industry. The teachers gave the students a brief outline on how every country has a heritage of handicrafts thereby; an effort was made to link this activity to the GEMS Core Value of world citizenship.
‘Hues and Tints’ was conducted on 24th June 2011 for students from Montessori to Grade 2, where young minds were allowed to work and experiment with colours.
Representatives from GEMS, Mr. Jason King, Deputy Director, Education and Ms. Kim Migneron, Education Officer visited the school from 21st -23rd June 2011. They interacted with the students, inspected the infrastructural facilities offered at present, had a one to one interaction with the Estate Manager and observed lessons being conducted in all the classrooms. Interactive sessions were held with the parents on 22nd June 2011. Interactive sessions were also held with the teachers on 22nd and 23rd June 2011. The sessions focused on aspects of team work, making of the lesson plan and techniques to ensure Student Centered Learning.
Mathematics Camp 2011 organized by Pedagogical Studies in Mathematics was held on 2nd and 3rd July 2011 at Horizon High School. The objective of the camp was to expose the children to Mathematical activities through fun and real life experiences. Two of our students participated in this event.
On 7th July 2011, Spellathon was organized for Grades 3, 4 and 5. The students were given puzzles, homonyms, scrambled words in the form of work sheets; the activity was thoroughly enjoyed by all of them.
An inter- school football tournament (under thirteen) was organized by ‘NIIT’ in collaboration with Grey Minds (an event management company). Our school ground was one of the venues of the tournament where two matches were held. Our school team put in its best effort and it was both enjoyable and learning experience for it. The event was mentioned in two leading Bengali dailies and clippings of the matches along with the Principal’s interview were telecast in the Bengali news channels.
GEMS Akademians welcomed the monsoon with Varsha Ahavan, a short cultural programme held on 15th July 2011 at school. The highlight of the programme was the 'Raincoat Dance' presented by the students of Montessori & Primary section, which was enjoyed thoroughly by other students, staff members and parents. Poems on rain in different languages (Hindi, Bengali and Spanish) were recited by the middle school students. Dance, songs and skits were also part of the programme. Mrs. Juin Dey, a faculty member, presented a poem by Rabindranath Tagore which described rain from a child's point of view. The picturesque backdrop prepared by students and teachers was an added attraction of the programme.
On 22nd July 2011, a recitation competition was held for the Montessori students. Each child recited a poem of their own choice with actions.
On 23rd July 2011, our students attended a Quiz competition organized by St. John’s Diocesan at Kala Mandir. Our students answered questions that won them cash prizes. This gave them healthy experience and exposure.
On 29th July Akademia International School had a special assembly conducted on Van Mahotsav, the celebrations continued on 30th July 2011. The Van Mahotsav program began with the ceremonial plantation of saplings by Mrs. Sujata Ghatak, Principal of the Akademia International School and by students along with the teachers who also took an oath to conserve trees. This was expressed by the exchange of badges that had GO GREEN written on them, prepared by the students themselves. Thereafter, the students participated in various activities that included the presentation of a short program on the importance of Van Mahotsav. The program comprised speeches delivered in English and Hindi and the making of posters, charts, and collages on this topic. A short cultural programme followed which was both informative and enjoyable to all present. A skit on the CHIPKO movement was the highlight of the day’s event.