03 December, 2013
Greetings from Staford!
Staford has been working vigorously to carve out a well-rounded personality in each child. With this objective in mind, the school conducts several interesting activities which provide first-hand learning experiences to the children.
The month of November 2013 opened with the festival of Diwali, which was celebrated in a meaningful way, to impart the message of peace, harmony, and to develop a yearning for knowledge. The message went across clearly and the children also learned that they must restrain themselves from polluting the environment, not burn too many crackers and conserve energy by lighting up eco-friendly earthen lamps. The children had learned to make diyas last month and these were used for Diwali preparation this month.
Mid-November saw the Children’s Day on 14th November which was celebrated with great fanfare in the school. Young Stafordians were thrilled with the enchanting performances put up by the teachers to make the Children’s Day extra-special.
Bringing children close to nature by developing a sense of appreciation for them is part of the school’s culture. The Pre-primary children celebrated the ‘Seasonal Flowers’ Week’ from 18th to 22nd November through several activities, such as collecting flowers, pasting flowers in the scrap book, colouring, paper cutting, and of course- by learning all about flowers, and plants through a field trip to a flower nursery on 22nd November.
Befriending household, domestic and work animals is also part of learning, and developing a compassionate and well groomed personality. The children had fun riding horses and taking a joy-ride on a Tonga around the School campus on 27th November.
Thus, November was a fun-filled month, especially for the pre-primary section and culminated with the PTM for all classes on 30th November with the answer sheets of FA-3 shown and grades discussed with the parents.
The primary section besides taking part in Special assemblies on Diwali and Children’s Day celebrations focused more on studies, took their FAs from 18th to 26th November and simultaneously prepared for the Annual Function.
We, at Staford, are now gearing up for the year’s much awaited event- the School’s First Annual Function, where ALL the children will get a chance to showcase their talent, express themselves and share the limelight! We look forward to your co-operation and support all through, in making this event a grand success.