Self - expression plays a vital part in understanding life and enjoying it to the fullest. Drama being a form of self – expression helps in developing confidence. To celebrate drama month, senior kindergarteners presented a special assembly on ‘Wide Mouthed Frog’. The children enthusiastically enacted roles of different characters of the story through which they shared information related to food eaten up by various animals.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Today was MYP-5A assembly with the theme being ‘Time Management’ with the focus on the IB Learner Profile ‘Balanced’. Performances related to the theme and Learner Profile was presented - a traditional Hindi prayer, a talk on time management along with a video, a song ‘Give me some Sunshine’, and finally, a stunning orchestra performance. The assembly was appreciated by all.
Friday, 7 October 2016
“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thriving creative minds of PYP learners had an opportunity to learn about various forms of art, design, sculpture and culture during the Art week. As said by Michelangelo “A true Work of Art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”
PYP 2 learners enjoyed learning about foil paper sculpture and learners of PYP 3 were overwhelmed to see sculpture made with clay which excited them and made them impatient till the time they created their own. PYP 4 and PYP 5 happily learnt about wire sculpture which are easy to mould and create beautiful shapes.
Learners were also encouraged to use the waste materials available to create art and reuse these materials to exhibit their own innovative ideas and creativity.
"Life Through the Lens" - Film Week at Choithram International began, amidst much fervour.
The movies screened on Monday were :
For PYP3-5 - Secret World of Arrietty, an inspiring Japanese Anime movie, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
For MYP5 & DP1 - Two documentaries were screened :
1. In the Shade of Fallen Chinar, directed by Fazil, whose venture - Drokpa, is CI's collaborative partner for this Film Week.
2. The Story of India - a BBC series directed by Michael Wood, about the glorious past and the future prospects of India.
It continued with excited students of MYP3-4 enjoying an Iranian movie - The Colour of Paradise, directed by Majid Majidi on Tuesday.
Wednesday was thrilling for EYP students who saw the amazing Pixar Short Films - Presto and Partly Cloudy! In the afternoon MYP1 & 2 students started off with watching Presto, which was followed by the Dream Works animation - Spirit: The Stallion of Cimmaron, a tale of grit and fighting for freedom.
"Life Through the Lens" - CI Film Week was at its penultimate day on Thursday and PYP 1-5 had a thrilling time at the screening of 4 short films : Pixar's Presto, Partly Cloudy and La Luna, and another short film titled "The Present". After the short films, "The Kid" - a story about an adopted son, was screened for the students, starring the inimitable Charlie Chaplin.
The screenings were followed by engaging the students in a discussion where they expressed their thoughts and learning from the movie.
MYP and DP students and teachers indulged in peppy Garba music and celebrated Navratri together, in a celebration that began at 2pm, in the Atrium, today. What made the day truly special was the participation of parents of the students. Involvement of our parent body is always a pleasure and today was no exception.
Amidst the revelry, MYP and DP students had also put up stalls for selling their handicraft work. MYP students were collecting money to buy food and other requirements for a fox they have adopted at the Indore Zoo and DP students were collecting money for an old age home and a school for the visually impaired. The noble gesture of these students bore fruit as many teachers and parents bought decorative pieces from them.
Enhancing the sense of pride in one's culture, and presence of enthusiastic parents, made the celebration a grand success!
The enthusiastic learners of PYP4 presented the assembly on Muharram wherein they talked about Hussain’s sacrifice and how Karbala's tragedy was a battle of truth against falsehood, humanity against villainy, righteousness against evil, justice against corruption.
Also a video on the story of Durga - the goddess of power and strength was shown to the kids to give the message of victory of good over evil.
The assembly culminated by Navratri celebration, all were dressed up in traditional attire. Students and teachers resonated with joy and happiness on dandiya beats.
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami is a famous Indian festival to commemorate the killing of Dashanan Ravan by Shree Ram. For this victory Shree Ram worshipped Maa Durga, who is also known as Mahishasura Mardini (vanquisher of Mahishasura) for nine nights. To demonstrate this theme of Dussehra and Navratri, our students of MYP 1 B presented a wonderfully organised Assembly today. They presented many items such as the many stories of Dussehra, a dance-drama presentation of Mahishasura Mardini, video presentation on the nine forms of Maa Durga, how Navratri is celebrated in various states of India. To conclude the Assembly, there was an instrumental performance by the students on Navratri music which rocked the entire atrium. Then there was a beautiful solo Tabla presentation by Amratash. This assembly received a huge applause from the audience.