Kindergarten graduation is an exciting milestone for preschoolers. The First graduation ceremony of St. Francis World school was organized on 20th March, 2018 for Kindergarten. The occasion was graced by the presence of chief guest, Mr. Vishwajeet Bembi, a renowned physician and social activist and Management committee of St. Francis World School. The event started by lighting of the lamp. A beautiful presentation depicted the whole year of kindergartners mesmerized the parents. Children of Class UKG walked confidently on the stage in the convocation gown and received their graduating certificates. The young graduates were moving on to new discoveries and new accomplishments but they take with them the many discoveries and accomplishments they shared together and this was all worth celebrating.
“Right beginning leads to Right end”. The session begins with the message of recycling and reusing. Children participated on 6th April, 2018 with full zeal and enthusiasm in “ Best out of Waste” activity They made wonderful things from the waste material which were beyond the expectations. Right from waste ropes to broken bangles, plastic bangles, waste nails to broken door handles every waste material was used and the result was a hall full of projects made out of waste. It gave an opportunity to the students to work on the creative side
A special assembly on Baisakhi was conducted on 13th April, 2018. A spell bound dance performance was given by class 6th students. Children understood the significance of the harvest festival though speech, videos and thoughts shared by fellow students in the assembly.
SFWS had conducted plantation drive in lieu of Earth day celebrations. Director Father Dr. Nirmal Raj Hormise started the drive wherein children accompanied him and planted various types of plants .The poster making competition was also conducted. Class I and II had done tearing and pasting and classes III to V participated in poster making.
“All labours that uplift humanity has dignity and importance, and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence”.
SFWS had celebrated Labours’ day also known as May day. The celebration was organized to felicitate the labourers and to thank them for their dedicated efforts they put in the school.
The speech given by students felicitated the helpers in the school. The celebration ended with the distribution of gifts to all the workers to thank them for their duties they offer.
Children participated in Origami flower making on 4th May, 2018 and made different kinds of flowers with paper. Origami helps to develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration. Use of hands directly stimulates areas of the brain. This activity enhances their creative blend as well. Class 5th and 6th students made paper shirts which left everybody spell bound.
It is a day when physicians and their efforts are recognized by the society they are serving. SFWS celebrated Doctors day on 8th May, 2018.
Teachers presented a skit in the assembly emphasizing the importance of health and the role of Doctors in the society. Children understood that prevention is better than cure and in case of emergencies we should not delay in consulting a doctor.
“Fun while exploring the universe” was the theme of amazing Rocket Launching Workshop which was conducted by Space India on 11th May, 2018. Children actually got an opportunity to see model equipment used during a rocket launch. They even launched a dummy rocket under guidance.
It is an initiative of SFWS towards preparing critical and analytical minds of future.
The annual IT Quiz, “Tech Trivia” was conducted on 11th and 12th May, 2018. The children who cleared the prelims, participated in the quiz to challenge their Information Technology knowledge. Raman House won in the junior section and Kalam House won in senior section. The questions were passed to the audience which participants were not able to answer and among the audience some of them gave correct answers. In all everybody enjoyed and gained knowledge along with that.
The Road safety seminar was organized by Transport Department, Traffic Police Mishika educational and social welfare society in SFWS. The honoured guests of the event were Mr S.K.Singh and Mr Vishwajeet Singh, Mishika society, Mr Amit Nagar and Traffic police, Mr Aadesh Kumar Tyagi.
“God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers”. Rightly said by Rudyard Kipling. SFWS celebrated Mothers' day to commemorate the role of mothers in our lives on 12th May, 2018. Each and every student of SFWS made a card for their mother to be presented on Mother’s Day. It was indeed an emotional and heart touching moment. The students and teachers had put their best efforts to make the celebration a huge success.
“Summers are complete fun when in the pool”. Children had fun in the Pool party organized for Kindergarten students on 25th May, 2018. To set the mood and let the party begin, children splashed into the pools with balls of various colors. They also learnt the concept of float and sink through it. For making them understand, other objects were also taken to give a practical exposure to them. Relaxing in the pool, they had their snacks giving it an imitation of a real swimming pool.
By providing teachers with teacher education programs, they are able to continue their own education, gain vital skills not learned while taking college courses, and stay current with new techniques. Not only is it critical for teachers to know their material, they must also be able to help students in order for them to truly succeed. Teachers Training program provide just that, educating teachers on the best ways to instruct and motivate students for the best possible outcomes. Teachers of SFWS were given training by one of the best professionals in the industry for classroom management, NLP and Jolly Phonics from 25th June – 27th June, 2018.
Any day of the school year is a great day for a special event! That too when the little angels of SFWS give the message of saving water in the form of a Laghu Natika on 20th July, 2018. They beautifully presented a skit depicted the over usage of water and how to save it. This skit proved to be very influential in instilling the values from the very beginning.
Good handwriting helps you not only develop a good personality but it also helps you keep focused and motivated. It is even said that a good handwriting actually helps in learning better. To inculcate the habit of good handwriting, a calligraphy competition held in SFWS on 6th July, 2018. Calligraphy is a personal retreat as one works on the strokes in a letter one at a time. It builds creativity and fosters patience in the children. Studies show that the brain develops better when one pays attention to writing careful, hand-written letters than typing on keys. The event was successful and confidence developed in children that they can write better.
Organized, well-structured sports and on-going physical activities can provide many benefits for children. Positive experiences that sports and an active lifestyle bring plays an important role in a child’s life. A series of matches were conducted in Throw Ball, Table Tennis, Cricket, Basket Ball, Badminton and Kho-Kho.
Students learnt to get along with their fellow teammates and make more friends. They not only shared their learning experience but also enhanced their communication and interpersonal skills. As a result, the competitions helped them to develop essential skills. Besides students also improved their fitness and stamina.
Students of SFWS participated in interschool Ad Mag competition and created and presented an advertisement then and there only on the topic given. They did wonderfully well and were appreciated by fellow school students. This exposure enhanced their knowledge and spontaneity.
“Before you are a leader, success is all about yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others”.
The bright sunny morning on 28th July, 2018 blessed the setup of mini parliament on the occasion of first investiture ceremony of SFWS. The occasion was graced by the Chief Guest Mr. M. S. Gill, Dy. S.P. National Human Right Commission presence of our honourable Chairman, Mr. Sunil Mittal and Vice-Chairman Mr. Lokesh Yadav along with Director Dr. Nirmal Raj Hormise and our Headmistress Ms. Manisha Jain. The ceremony commenced with the lightning of lamp and a mesmerizing dance performed by class I students on Ganesh Vandana. The junior choir presented a beautiful song. The council members were pinned badges and given sashes by the chief guest Mr. Gill. The House captains, Vice captains and the prefects of all the houses (Kalam, Bhabha, Bhaskar and Raman House) were awarded badges and sashes by the House Mistresses and Headmistress. The oath was administered by the chief guest. The function ended with National Anthem.Flag.
Independence Day celebrations bring the essence of patriotic feeling in our minds. Every year this glorious day is celebrated on the 15th of August and it revives the old memories about the hard work and struggle of all the freedom fighters.
A beautiful tribute to our martyrs was given by SFWS students in the form of dance, song and speech. The whole management committee graced the occasion and hoisted our National Flag.
A Quiz is a kind of a mind sport and a wonderful way to expand one’s knowledge of things. It enables students to think from different angles or simply think out of the box.
To test the scientific acumen of our young learners, Science Quiz – Einstein was conducted on 18th August, 2018. Each class participated in the preliminary round taken in the form of pen and paper test. Then the best scorers from each class of individual houses were taken to participate in the quiz. Kalam House stood winner in the junior section and Bhaskar House stood winner in the senior section.
The significance of Raksha Bandhan festival is huge in our country. It holds immense importance in Hinduism. On this occasion, a Rakhi making competition was held in SFWS on 24th August, 2018. Children from each class prepared beautiful Rakhis in their classes.
Disaster Management Workshop for children The session was specially organized to make children aware about disaster management on 25th August, 2018. A fire drill conducted by the Fire Department took place in the premises and the children learnt what to actually do in case of fire in the premises. A practical demonstration was given by the officials on how to actually use fire extinguishing equipment was very educative. The children were the active members of the session and equally enjoyed it.
A beautiful depiction of birth of Shri Krishna was demonstrated in the form of skit by Kindergartners, Junior and senior children in the special assembly. The children of Kindergarten watched an engaging movie on Shri Krishna and enjoyed a lot
The role of a teacher in society is both significant and valuable.It has far-reaching influence on the society. Students are deeply affected by the teacher's love and affection, character, competence, and moral commitment. Teachers play an extraordinary part in the lives of children for the formative years of their development. To celebrate this, children of SFWS gave beautiful presentation on the Teacher’s Day on 5th September, 2018. Teachers were touched by the efforts that students had put in and it was a very emotional and memorable day for the whole staff of SFWS.
Though English has become a global language, but one should always respect the mother tongue. It connects a child to his culture, ensures better cognitive development, and aids in the learning of other languages as well. To commemorate Hindi, Hindi Diwas was celebrated on 14th September, 2018 by organizing a Kavi Samelan. Beautiful poems were recited by children from renowned poets and the topics included environment, Beti bachao Beti Padhao, Swachch Bharat and many more.
Educational Trips are important in bridging the gap between education and hands-on experience. They are a vital part of the educational curriculum. Working on the theme, “Learning is fun when I get to explore and ask questions,” kindergarten students went on a field trip to Places of Worship on 6th October, 2018.
Role playing is one of the most important tools of learning, particularly at the pre-primary and primary level. The purpose of conducting this competition was not only to blend learning with fun but also develop confidence in children by giving them an opportunity to get on the stage and speak in front of the audience. A Fancy Dress Competition was organized by SFWS Kindergarten wing on 12th October, 2018. The children were given different topics and all of them demonstrated them beautifully. This added to their confidence and helped in curbing stage fear.
To celebrate Diwali, the whole school participated in Rangoli Making Competition on 5th November, 2018. The classes were decorated beautifully by the students and they make beautiful Rangoli’s and decorated the whole school. The children gave the message of “ Clean Diwali Green Diwali”
What are teachers without students? To celebrate this beautiful day with our children, teachers conducted a special assembly and whole assembly was conducted by teachers. Teachers also performed dance on special request by the children on 14th November, 2018
Community helpers significance is just cannot be avoided and for this Kindergarten wing prepared Cards for Didi’s who are in their classes and presented them on 16th November, 2018. They thanked them for each and everything they do for them and the love and caring they share with them. Teachers also emphasized that they cannot manage with them in their classes.
To test our Franciscans on their command on English language, a Spellican was conducted on 16th November and 17th November, 2018 for juniors and seniors respectively. Children demonstrated their skills in unjumbling the words, identifying the words and answering other questions. Audience also participated and answered pass on questions to them. Students advances in their phonemic awareness and word knowledge, They also got a chance to learn a variety of advanced words.
“There is but One God. From its brilliancy everything is illuminated.” This is the message given by Gurunanak Dev ji. A special assembly was conducted on his birthday on 22nd Novermber, 2018 by UKG class. They presented a scene from Gurudwara and offered prayers. Students’ self confidence and energetic performance made the assembly more enjoyable.
Urjja Utsav Season -2, the annual sports day was organized in the SFWS premises. The importance of sports and games in school encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. Increases in self-esteem and mental alertness make school sports and games necessary for every school age child. It teaches the children life skills like teamwork, leadership, patience. The event was conducted on two days, on 2nd November for Pre-Primary wing and 3rd November for Classes I-VII. We were blessed to have S.S.P. Meerut, Kumar Ranvijay Singh and Mr. S.P. Verma, Regional Director iDC, New Delhi as chief guests. Each and every child participated with full vigor and energy. The parents were also given a chance to participate.
The annual functions are very important in a school because it will increase the talent and all extracurricular activities of a child. They can think and realize the talents inside of them.
This year annual function “Goon” has the theme “The Soul of India”. The soulful rendition by the shining stars of St. Francis left the audience spell bound. The ceremony started with “Ganesh Vandana” followed by various dances from each state depicting the true colors of India. The ebullient dancers of the school presented thematic ‘The Soul of India” in Bihu, Lavni, Bhangra, Dandiya, Ghoomer, Oyilattam dances. The performances captivated the hearts and minds of the guests and the audiences alike.
The occasion was graced by the chief guest, Shri. Arvind Kumar, I.A.S. (Principal Secretary, Home Department, U.P. Government).
Shri. Akhilesh Kumar, I.P.S. (S.S.P., Meerut) also marked his presence as Guest of Honor along with Dr. P.C. Ragtah (Director, South Point Institute of Technology, Sonipat) and Shri M.S. Gill (Dy. Commissioner, Human Right Commission, Delhi).
The program rode to a final crescendo with the “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” as the concluding performance of the show.