Earth Day Celebration - ‘Restore Our Earth’
Noida, April 22, 2021: Apeejay School, Noida, celebrated ‘Earth Day’ on April 22, 2021, via the Zoom platform. An array of creative activities was organised to commemorate this year’s theme ‘Restore Our Earth’.
To mark the occasion, students of Pre-Primary and Primary Department were shown informative PPTs which focused on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystem.
The students of classes Nursery and KG turned trash into treasure as they participated in Paper Art and Poster Making activity while learning the art of reducing, reusing, and recycling. The students of Class KG also prepared bird feeders and birdbaths.
The students of the Primary Department indulged in myriad creative activities. Students were sensitised about the use and importance of coloured bins and made paper bags & pen holders using biodegradable material. Students also made wall hangings and bird feeders. The activities aimed to develop values such as empathy, sensitivity, and a sense of belongingness to nature.
To instil awareness among the students of the Middle and Senior Departments, various activities and competitions were organised by the Interact Club of the school ranging from making bookmarks out of waste paper and material at home to Slogan Writing, Poster Making, Poem Writing, and Doodle Art.
The Earth Day session was a roaring success as the students successfully imbibed the learning and the message, to proactively use measures to save our beautiful Earth and make it a place worth living.
World Heritage Day
Noida, April 19, 2021: Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. In line with the aforementioned, the Primary Department of Apeejay School, Noida celebrated ‘World Heritage Day’ via a Zoom session. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection, and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.
This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972. The teachers took students on a virtual tour to various Indian Heritage Sites.
The students were also shown documentaries on the heritage sites of the world which are protected by UNESCO and on India's rich cultural heritage. Through these informative documentaries, they learnt amazing facts about the rich and diverse heritage of the world. Students of classes IV and V engaged in ‘Bookmark Making Activity’ and ‘Poster Making Activity’ respectively, whereby, the students made aesthetically appealing posters and bookmarks on the Indian ancient edifice.
The students were sensitised about the importance of heritage as a legacy, passed on from one generation to another. Emphasis was laid on the importance of Indian heritage as an irreplaceable source of life and the importance of preserving the rich cultural and monumental heritage of the world.
E-Celebrations of World Health Day
Noida, April 7, 2021: Students and teachers of the Primary and Pre-Primary Departments celebrated ‘World Health Day’ via the Zoom platform on April 07, 2021. The objective of the celebration was to raise awareness of health and a healthy lifestyle among the students.
A talk on the topic 'Health for All' was given by the science teachers of the Pre-Primary Department highlighting the theme for 2021 - ‘Building a Fairer, Healthier World’. The Primary Department organised a plethora of activities like recitation, story narration, and salad making to sensitise the students on good health and good eating habits.
Students were sensitised to drink a sufficient amount of water and eat fruits & vegetables daily. A few healthy habits were discussed in class such as washing hands before and after eating food, brushing twice a day, playing games, sleeping on time, taking bath daily, wearing clean clothes, keeping the surroundings clean, etc. Students were also sensitised to take preventive actions against the spread of the respiratory virus, including washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and using a mask when going out.
In an endeavour to inculcate healthy eating habits among the young learners, a small video was shown which emphasised the importance of sports and exercises in our daily life. The students pledged to keep their minds and body healthy.
E-Orientation Programme for Students Session 2021-22
Noida, April 03, 2021: Apeejay School, NOIDA organised an e-Orientation Programme on Saturday, April 03, 2021, on the Zoom portal for the students of Nursery and KG. It was organised before the commencement of the new academic session 2021-22.
The 40 minutes session was initiated to familiarise the parents and students with their class teachers and the curriculum. Around 215 students and their parents participated in the session. The previous year’s class teacher visited the students to introduce the new class teacher. The session started with morning prayer. It was followed by an interactive session of teachers with students. The students were introduced to their classmates. Parents were informed about the Newsletter ‘SPARKS’ which has the Monthly Planner. The Weekly Time Table with ELOs, E-class Activities, Evening Enrichment Classes, PTM, Moodle, and the Modules on Moodle was the other areas of discussion. Also, the queries of the parents were answered by the teachers. The teachers shared their contact numbers with the parents.
Teachers took the parents and students on a virtual tour of the School through a video. They were introduced to the School Principal, Mr. A.K. Sharma. The Pre-Primary In-charge, Mrs. Shailla Shahi, visited all the sections to interact with the students and their parents. Storytelling and singing of rhymes were organised for the day. It was an interactive and enriching session for everyone.