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Preprimary wing celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with great enthusiasm and spirit. The little ones recited shlokas, performed group songs and danced on festive numbers. Children wore orange head bands looking like true devotees. The day went on with mini conversations in the classrooms explaining why and how this festival is celebrated.

DATE / DAY ACTIVITIES
03-08-16
Wednesday
Field trip
08-08-16
Monday
Show and Tell – PP 2
My Favorite Fruit
09-08-16
Tuesday
Show and Tell - PP 1
My Favorite Fruit
10-08-16
Wednesday
Independence Day celebrations
11-08-16
Thursday
Grand Parents Day
16-08-19 to 19-08-16 Look and cook-PP 2
Nutrition week
17-08-16
Wednesday
Rakhi celebrations
22-08016
Monday
Janmashtami Celebrations
26-7-16
Friday
Salad making – PP 1
29-7-16
Monday
Salad making - PP 2
31-08-16
Wednesday
Yellow Day

Grade 1 Events and Celebrations for the month of August

DATE / DAY ACTIVITIES
04/8/2016
Thursday
Field trip
10/8/2016
Wednesday
Fireless delight competition
16/8/2016
Tuesday
Nutrition week
17/8/2016
Wednesday
Rakhi Celebrations
22/8/2016
Wednesday
Janmashtami Celebrations

Dear Parents,
Kindly go through the activity chart below and send the required materials as per the scheduled dates:

S.NO DATE / DAY ACTIVITIES
1 02/8/2016
Tuesday
Story Telling - Olympics
2 03/8/2016
Wednesday
AV Session
3 04/8/2016
Thursday
Quiz
Field Trip
4 05/8/2016
Friday
Group activity
5 08/8/2016
Monday
Patriotic Song and
Tri-color badge making
6 09/8/2016
Tuesday
AV session
7 10/8/2016
Wednesday
Fireless delight competition
8 12/8/2016
Friday
Vara Lakshmi Vratham
9 16/8/2016
Tuesday
Nutrition week
10 17/8/2016
Wednesday
Rakhi Celebrations
11 24/8/2016
Wednesday
Janmashtami Celebrations

Dear All,
Teachers and students of Grade II cordially invite you to Ganges”Krishnavali” (Janmashtami celebrations).
Date: 24-08-16 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30 a.m-11:00a.m (Grade 2A, B& C),
11:30 a.m. -1:00p.m (Grade 2D, E&F).
Venue: Mini-Auditorium.
Regards,
Grade II Team.

The study of Mathematics leads to logical and analytical thinking and its learning and teaching enables better understanding of sciences and spirit behind the GANIT week is to make the study of Mathematics more interesting and reduce the fear of learning the subject. The Secondary students of Ganges Valley School celebrated GANIT (Growing Aptitude in Numerical Innovations and Training) Week from 16th of December to 22nd of December, 2015, in order to commemorate the 128th birth anniversary of Dr. Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan (22nd December). Week-long activities were organized with the aim to infuse the spirit of innovation and aptitude towards Mathematics & also to increase scientific temper. The activities included – Mathematics Relay Race for Grades IV to VIII, in which students move ahead in the race only after solving some mathematical problems; Mathematical Puzzles for Grades VI to VIII; Mathematical Games such as Sudoku for Grades VI to X; Inter House Math Quiz Competition and Innovative Projects on Mathematical Concepts. Interactive sessions based on topics such as Mathematics in nature, Mathematics in architecture, Pascal’s triangle, Vedic Mathematics, etc, were also conducted. A special assembly was conducted on Srinivasa Ramanujan showcasing some of his childhood incidents – how he excelled in Mathematics; his contribution to Mathematics and the importance of Mathematics in daily life. The week long programme concluded with an exhibition of all the works done by the children during the week.

The GANIT Week in our school was a great success as students, through this initiative by CBSE, got a platform to enjoy numerals, display mathematical skills and perceive the connection of mathematics and its concepts to real life.

A live model of a ‘Mini Bazaar’ cum ‘Diwali Mela’ was hosted and presented by the tiny tots of the Pre-Primary wing on Saturday, 7th November. The complete event emphasized the message ‘best out of waste’ with students talking about eco friendly ways. Children were excited, and even more inquisitive about making things like torans, envelopes, wall hangings, diyas, pen stands, decoratives, planters and many more useful artifacts out of only reusable and recyclable materials like pet bottles, used glass jars, old CD’s, old wedding cards, shoe boxes and other waste materials. The tiny tots exhibited their artistic abilities through designing , coloring and decorating these. Not only did the creative hands present the products, but the little artists also proved themselves as great sellers by selling all that they had made to the parents and their seniors. The proceeds of the sale was donated to an orphanage. The whole process has definitely taught each one to value things and reuse them as much as possible. The opportunity to design and sell has also enhanced their creativity and communication skills.

October 16th of every year is celebrated as Cyber Ethics Day. To mark this occasion and to teach children about computer ethics we had a guest talk on 29th October 2015 at the Ganges Valley School Auditorium. Dr. Sai Hanuman who is the Dean of Examination, at GRIET, spoke to the students of Grade 6 -10, about ethics related to computers and also illustrated the Ten Commandments to be followed by every computer professional. The children were very happy to be referred to as computer professionals. The different case studies that were given as examples from real time situations made them realize the importance of cyber safety. He also showed the students how to be on the right track amidst the maze that the IT field has become today. This session will help them follow the ethical and legal practices related to computers.

Bathukamma by organising Intra school telangana folk dance competition on 9th Oct’15.

Sumedha Udbhavam ( A Grade 3 Presentation ), a celebration of the birthday of Lord Krishna, was presented by Grade-III students on 3rd September 2015.The program commenced with a ceremonial lamp lighting by the Academic Director Ms. Vimala, Principal Ms. Vijaya and the Coordinators. The presentation included a skit interspersed with songs and dances. Students enacted events surrounding the birth of Krishna, while his arrival at Brindavan was showcased through a semi-classical dance. Krishna stealing butter from the neighbouring homes – earning him the name Makkan Chor; he saving the shepherds from the angry King of Gods, Indra by lifting the mountain, Govardhana were beautifully depicted using songs and dances. The parents enjoyed the show and encouraged the students by clapping and cheering them through the show.

Janmashtami is celebrated all over the world with a lot of enthusiasm . Our School also wore a festive look with the students of the pre-primary wing dressed as little Radhas and Krishnas. The gopikas and the naughty Krishna of PP1 presented a beautiful dance, followed by a devotional song .Children spoke about the importance of the festival. The tiny Krishnas and gopikas, brought back visions of Vrindavan ,Mathura and the traditions of yore.

To reinforce the colour yellow , the pre-primary wing celebrated Yellow Day on 31st ,August. As with the other ‘ color days’ , this day children came dressed in yellow .The day began with songs on the color yellow , followed by making of a yellow tree by cutting yellow leaves and sticking on the branches of a tree. Children also made yellow tulips which they carried home proudly.

On the occasion of Sri.Gidugu Ramamurthy’s birthday the students of Grade 1 to 10 celebrated Telugu Bhashadinotsavam on Thursday, August 27, 2015. The students performed a skit, followed by poem recitation, songs, a folk dance and a kolatam dance amongst many other shows and mesmerized the audience with their excellent performance. All the students, teachers and coordinators who attended the programme appreciated the Telugu department for showcasing our rich culture and heritage.

गैन्जस वैली स्कूल के प्रांगण में 25-08-2015 को हिंदी दिवस समारोह मनाया गया जिसमें पहली कक्षा से लेकर दसवीं कक्षा तक के छात्र एवम छात्राओं ने उत्साह से भाग लिया | हिंदी विभाग की ओर से श्रीमती साधना चतुर्वेदी(विभाग प्रमुख) ने सभी का अभिनंदन किया |प्रधानाचार्या श्रीमती विजया रमेश जी,श्रीमती चंचला माध्यमिक समन्वयक एवम् श्रीमती निधी मेहरोत्रा प्राथमिक समन्वयक के कर कमलों द्वारा समारोह का शुभारंभ दीप प्रज्ज्वलित करके किया गया| दसवीं कक्षा के छात्र यशवर्धन द्वारा हिंदी दिवस पर भाषण दिया गया| तत्पश्चात् सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रमों का प्रारंभ गणेश स्तुति से कर हिंदी भाषा पर समूह गान सातवीं, आठवीं एवम दसवीं कक्षा की छात्राओं द्वारा प्रस्तुत किया गया | पहली कक्षा के बच्चों ने जहाँ गीत ‘ हम बच्चे हैं हम सच्चे हैं’ प्रस्तुत किया वहीं दूसरी कक्षा ने आकर्षक नृत्य नाटिका ‘ चल रे मटके टम्मक टूँ ‘ प्रस्तुत किया| तीसरी कक्षा ने पहेलियाँ बुझाने की कक्षा द्वारा सबका मनोरंजन किया | चौथी व पाँचवीं कक्षा के छात्रों ने सबकी मेहनत नाटक द्वारा सबका मन मोह लिया | नवीं कक्षा के छात्रों ने “बालक का न्याय” नाटक का मंचन किया | जिसमें मित्र को धोखा न देना और लालच न करने का सबक दिया गया | अंतिम सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम को मनोरंजक बनाया –आठवीं तथा दसवीं कक्षा के छात्र व छात्राओं ने | इसमें उन्होंने वंदे मातरम् पर नृत्य प्रस्तुत किया| सभी कार्यक्रम बड़े आकर्षक रहे और सभी ने कार्यक्रम का आनंद उठाया| अंत में प्रधानाचार्या ने हिंदी में भाषण दिया| हिंदी विभाग की ओर से सभी को धन्यवाद देकर राष्ट्रीय गान द्वारा समारोह का समापन हुआ|

Pre-Primary Wing : The Pre primary students of Ganges celebrated Independence Day on 14th of August with great zeal. The day began with a rocking performance by the PP2 students as they danced to patriotic numbers with full energy and ‘josh’. This was followed by a fancy dress display as every student came dressed as a freedom fighter. Videos and pictures of our freedom fighters were shown to the kids at the end of the day. Children went home happily with ladoos in their hands and tri-color tattoos on their cheeks.

Primary Wing : Independence Day is one of the most important celebrations at Ganges and this year too we celebrated this day with great zeal. To mark the occasion Grade II students put up a special performance for the parents on August 14th. After warmly welcoming the parents, our Academic Director Mrs. Vimala Chandersekhar lit the lamp and addressed the parents of grade II. She spoke about our martyrs and their contribution to the country which infused feelings of dedication and patriotism in the young hearts. The performance of grade II students included a skit on freedom fighters, colorful dance performances, and patriotic songs in different languages that added luster to the occasion. A PPT based on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a campaign initiated by the Prime Minister of India, Sri. Narendra Modi was also shown to motivate the students, parents and staff to a clean and green India.

"Pretty as a Picture" – a self grooming activity for the pre primary children was conducted on Wednesday, the 12th of August. Children got their personal grooming kits. Each one followed the teacher carefully as she demonstrated brushing, combing, napkin folding and buttoning. Thus the importance of being cleanl and tidy was reinforced.

'Memories last a life time', which is why ‘Grandparents’ Day’ is a special day for the grandchildren and the grandparents. Pre-primary wing celebrated Grandparents Day on 11th August 2015. Its was celebrated to honor the Grandparents, for their love and nurturing given to their grand children. Lots of challenging games like tongue twisters, enactments, musical chairs, and quick thinking games were organized. Grandmas and grandpas enthusiastically participated with their grand children cheering making the moment more memorable. It was a beautiful way of strengthening the emotional bonding between the two generations.

'Show and Tell' for the preprimary children was conducted on Friday 7th of August. Every child participated with lot of enthusiasm. Each one came up on stage and spoke about their favorite toy. The day seemed to be short for these little speakers, who could talk endlessly.

Our tiny tots celebrated Environment Day on 3rd August’15. They all came in fluorescent colored dresses to make the event even more exciting. All the little ones were overjoyed to create a ‘vertical garden’ using pet bottles and wires. Different varieties of seeds were sown by each class to observe and compare the growth of different plants. Teachers helped the children in the whole process and reinforced the importance of ‘green’ and minimizing waste.

On 3rd of August the Pre Primary wing celebrated ‘Crazy Hair Day’. Kids came in the craziest of hairstyles with some getting gelled, some painted and some even got a haircut for this day. Anything goes on a Crazy Hair Day – teased, colored, gelled or twisted, wigs and scarves, punk or just plain messy – and it was obvious everywhere! Teachers also joined in to raised the tempo. Yes! They too came in a different look. Kids danced, sang and enjoyed the day simply being crazy. Parents enthusiastically took the initiative to dress up the kids and make this event a grand success!

Blue day was celebrated on Friday, 31st July. All kids came in blue and enjoyed participating in the song and tongue twister happily on the color blue. The liitle ones prepared blue paper umbrellas and took them home singing happily.

  • Extempore contest organised by ‘Suchitra Academy’ on 5th August,2015
  • Rishita of Gr-VI won the 1st Prize in the Creative writing contest organised by ‘Suchitra Academy’ on 5th   August,2015.
  • Children’s author Tim Murari visits Ganges on 7th July’15.
  • On day 1 of Book Week, teachers come dressed as book characters and students guess!
  • Ganges kicks off Book Fest,2015 with a DEAR Activity.
  • Cross Country Run for Grades VI – X held on 20-6-15.
  • Ganges students donated Rs 39,840/- for the Rupee for change programme that is an initiative of Habitat for Humanity.

A health check-up was organized for the pre-primary kids on Thursday, 30th July. It was a full day program with Doctors from KIMS (Kondapur) examining each child and interacting with them. An overall report on the age appropriate growth of every child was shared with the teachers.

A routine dental check-up for students was organized on 30/07 in the school campus.

To inculcate reading in students Ganges had a whole week dedicated to books and celebrated the week as Book Week. There were many exciting activities for children as well as parents. The week started with teachers dressed up as story book characters and students identifying the same. The campus was looking lively and colourful as we could see Little Red Riding Hood, Bunny the Rabbit, Shabari the mythological character. Then we had the Harry Potter and his team. We also had Minnine mouse and Winnie the pooh. Children enjoyed identifying the book characters. There were many competitions held in the week like A Twist in the Tale, Spin a Yarn, Biography time line, Tall Tales, Tongue Twisters, Idiom quiz. Book Week was a great event for kids to celebrate the love for reading. The Pre-Primary wing celebrated ‘Book Week’ from 20th July to 25th July, 2015. Every day was an exciting one for the little ones. The week started with the teachers coming dressed as different book characters and interacting with the kids. This was followed by several other activities – book fair, reciting rhymes, special story hours, movie time, bookfie and also the senior students narrating short stories to the tiny tots. The whole week was a roller coaster ride in a fairyland with lot of new learning and novel experiences. Multi publishers visited our campus and had a book exhibition cum sale. Ganges had a Parent Teacher meet on 25 /07 . Parents enthusiastically participated like Poetry Flash, Twice upon A Time and DEAR program.

The Pre-Primary wing celebrated Ramzan on the 17th of July with lots of gaiety and excitement. Ramzan fervor permeated the air as all the kids were dressed in green and white and the PP2 students merrily danced to sufi songs. All the little ones swayed along and enjoyed the mini show put up by their buddies. The PP2s also shared a few interesting facts about the festival. The festive celebrations continued through the day with children distributing dates and wishing each other Eid Mubarak!

Ganges Valley School celebrated French National Day on July 14th 2015 with great enthusiasm. The show began with a song “Bonjour mes amis” sung by the 3rd grade students welcoming the audience warmly. Next a few students spoke about the significance of French National Day. The importance of learning French language and French culture was presented by students of grade 5 and 6. Grade 4 students got huge round of applause from the audience with their talk on sport, art, and the festivals in French.Then came the show about the origin of French revolution, a skit enacted by the students. It was followed by a narration of celebrations of French day in India. The show ended with a song “Alouette”. The special assembly offered glimpses of France and its rich cultural heritage and was well received by the audience.

Vanamahotsav, the annual tree-planting festival in India was celebrated at Ganges Valley in the first week of July with great enthusiasm. Meaningful messages were put up all around emphasizing the importance of trees and how they are the ‘lifelines’ for all living beings. The students of pre-primary inaugurated their mini kitchen garden with a few parents contributing and actively participating, talking to the students about the importance of plants. The kids enjoyed sowing seeds and watering the seedlings. It was a colorful event where students participated enthusiastically and learned the importance of trees in their lives.

Bhel on sale’ was a fireless cooking experience for the pre-primary kids. They had a wonderful time preparing healthy, yummy ‘bhel’ and selling it to their seniors and teachers. The appreciation shown by the senior students gave the young chefs immense joy. They were really excited and enthusiastic about putting together the ingredients and mixing them. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience of preparing, serving and selling and are quite willing to do the same all over again!

Acclaimed author, playwright and screen writer, Tim Murari, visits Ganges on 7th July,2015, Tim Murari, who is the author of fourteen published novels, including best-sellers – The Taliban Cricket Club(2012) and Taj (2007), and Journalist for Indian and International newspapers including The Guardian, visited Ganges on 7th July 2015. Tim Murari has also written the screenplay of the award-winning Hindi movie, Daayraa(1997), which was voted one of the ten best films of 1997 by Time magazine. During his visit to Ganges, he interacted with the middle school students and shared with them his journey as an author.

Ganges Valley School invested the student council with their office in a very formal event. The Chief Guest for the day was Sri Rama Hanuman, Principal Bhavans. The Guard of Honour was given by the newly formed Student Council and this was followed by a welcome song. Sri Rama Hanuman addressed the gathering and spoke to them about importance of time management and discipline in one’s life. It was indeed a moment of pride for the students who were selected for the Student Council after a tough competition. The Head Boy, Manas and the Head Girl, Varshitha delivered confident speeches thanking each and everyone who had helped them to achieve success in their student life. The Chief Guest administered the oath of office to the Student Council where in they took the pledge of the taking School to greater heights. It was a happy moment for all of us to see our students displaying confidence and discipline.

Pre-Primary wing celebrated the first ‘Crazy Day’ of the session on 1st July’15 . This Crazy Day was a Smiley Day, with kids wearing smiley badges on their collars and coming to school with a big smile. The teachers made it even more exciting, welcoming the kids with paper made smiley lollipops tucked in their hair .The day started with a special assembly, which included all the crazy stuff such as mad clapping, crazy expressions and sounds ,followed by a free dance. Teachers kept the tempo going, with crazy liners being shared the whole day.

'Red Day' was celebrated on 30th June 2015 to further emphasize on the colour ‘Red’. Children were asked to come dressed in red. The little ones of Nursery and PP1 got into small groups to make an apple collage, while the students of PP2 had fun, painting red colored lady bugs.

On 19th June’15, Grade IV students visited the GRIET college campus as part of their learning, on the Science topic ‘Plants-Living and Surviving’. They observed various types of adaptations shown by plants. Some of the plants observed by children were desert rose, aloevera, Christmas tree, waterlily, peepal, drumstick etc. They also visited the green house of the college.

Primary grade students participated in yoga during the assembly on 19th June’15, as part of the International Yoga Day Celebratrions.

Pre-Primary Graduation Ceremony on 11th April’15 at 9:30 a.m.

Grade-VIII & IX attended a workshop on 17th March’15, by The Hindu Newspaper in Education team.

Inauguration of Ganges Chetan Anand Badminton Academy on 11th April,2015 at 11:00a.m.

Ganges Chetan Anand Badminton Academy Summer Camp starts from April 20th to May 30th from Monday to Saturday under the age group of 6 yrs and above.

Students of Grade III – IX attended an Orientation on Rupee for Change Campaign, an initiative by Habitat for Humanity, a global non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty by providing families in need with safe and affordable housing solutions.‘Rupee for Change’ is a Habitat India campaign that engages schools in advocacy, volunteer and fundraising activities to support habitat’s efforts to reach out to people in need. The overwhelming response of the students is testimony to the success of the School’s efforts to instill values of social contribution, compassion and generosity.

It was conducted by Miss Sheila Kurian of Orient Blackswan on 17th March’15 for Grd III – IX. She spoke about the importance of good communication skills and gave a brief description of GESE( Graded Examination for Spoken English) conducted by Trinity College, London.This was followed by a talk on journalism and film making by Ms Apporva. This was followed by a talk on journalism and film making by Ms Apporva.

As a part of the Hindu Newspaper in Education programme workshop was conducted for the students of Grade VIII and IX by a team from Prism Publications. The resource persons Mrs Keertana and Ms Shradhha had an interactive session with the students. The workshops were informative and interesting and gave children tips for ‘out of the box’ thinking

International Math Olympiad Exam on Thursday 18th Dec’14 in the School Premises

Jharokha – Glimpses of Learning – 2015 on Saturday 9th Jan,2015.

The parents of the Primary wing were invited to coffee morning on Saturday 6th Dec’14. The Morning included a Session on ‘Inculcating Reading Habits in children’ by Ms.Rubina Majid and an Orientation to Creya – the experiential learning Programme at Ganges.

Pooja Lulla Author of more than 30 books for children visited Ganges on Wednesday, 3rd Dec’14 and interacted with the students of Grades 4 & 5. Having Penned several picture books, graphic novels and encyclopedia for children, Ms Lulla effortlessly engaged the children in several interesting activities for about an hour.

Visit by Primary children to Nehru Zoological park on Thursday 4th Dec’14.

Ganges Valley School had its cultural celebrations, ‘Waves 2014′, on 29th November,2014. The theme this year was inspired by the sacred river Ganga, the repository of India’s rich culture and heritage. The Chief Guest for the evening was Kala Ratna Smt.Deepika Reddy, the renowned Kuchupudi Danseuse and the Guest of Honour was Dr.Gururaj Karajagi, Chairman, Academy for Creative Teaching.

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We are very happy that we have chosen Ganges Valley for our daughters. We were very concerned last year since this is the first school experience for our children in India. Ganges has ensured a smooth transition for them.

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