Despite the solemn atmosphere occasioned by the onset of the Final CBSE Examinations, Holi was a most colourful affair on the campus at Sapphire. The late-night studies for the exams did not affect the gusto with which it was celebrated by the students, with all Teachers, Wardens, workers, the Head of Estate and even the Vice-Principal joining in. Coloured water and 'gulal', and the prospect of a scrumptious lunch, and equally delectable dinner afterwards, kept one and all enthused. The Principal greeted everyone, and expressed the wish that similar bright colours of success might grace the performance of our young scholars.
5th February, 2017 - On Sunday afternoon students of Sapphire International School were taken to Dhundu village, situated nearby the school for a clothes donation camp. Students, along with teachers donated old clothes to more than hundred children of the village. The principal, Mr. Dhruba Das also accompanied the students and the teachers.
The villagers were immensely pleased to receive the clothes and blessed the students for this generous work. Sapphire International School encourages and motivates the students and conducts donation camps for the deprived strata of the society at regular intervals.
The Trinity Stars Award Examination was conductedfor the students of class II - V on 3rd February, 2017 by Trinity College London. The Trinity Stars Young Performers in English Award is given to students based on their English Language skill, especially speaking skills.
The students were evaluated by Ms. Hilary Page, an expert from Trinity College London. Ms. Hilary Page has been teaching English to both young learners and adults from many parts of the world for the past 25 years.
According to Ms. Page, the students gave a brilliant performance and they were awarded with medals and certificates.
On 1st February, 2017 the Sapphire Family paid obeisance to Goddess Saraswati on the occasion of Basant Panchami.
'Saraswati Puja' was observed in the morning by the students & teachers in the assembly area of the school. The 'puja' was solemnly performed by Mr. A K Mishra followed by 'aarti' and distribution of 'prasada'.
The Reading Challenge Workshop was conducted at Sapphire International School for the students of grades II to VIII on 27th & 28th of January, 2017. The workshop is being conducted by the British Council based on 'Learn English' and will enable the children to hone their speaking and writing skills in English.
Workshops on Speaking, Writing, Reading & Listeningactivities were conducted for the Younger (Class II - IV) and Older (Class V - VIII) groups.
The theme of the workshop was 'Team Read' and 'Record Breakers' for the younger & older groups respectively, with an objective to stimulate the thoughts of the children and engage them to speak and write in English. To fulfil the objective different techniques like, pictures, newspaper articles, worksheets, story clues, etc. were used for different target areas.
The facilitator, Ms. Ruby Bose encouraged the children and engaged them to talk more in English by using pictures, story clues, mock interviews, etc. related to the theme. For the writing part she used worksheets, poster making, limericks and story writing and for reading & listening, worksheet, jumbled conversation, comprehension, etc. were used. She appreciated the children for their speaking skills.
A kite flying festival was organized at Sapphire International School on 23rd January, 2017. Students of classes II to X took part in the festival. The students were taken to the football ground before lunch, where they flew their kites, with the help of teachers & coaches and enjoyed in the recreation activity.
Once again Fun Food 'N' Frolic was organized on 10th December, 2016. Children danced to the beats of latest Hindi & English music and enjoyed mouthwatering food with soft drinks. All the students actively participated in the program which was by all accounts, a huge success.
Waves a magic wand over this world
and behold, everything is softer
and more beautiful
The festival of Christmas was celebrated in advance with glee and fervour by the children of Classes 2 - 5 on Thursday, 15th December, 2016.
Students celebrated Christmas with their class teachers. All the students were in their casuals with decorated head gears for the occasion. Depicting their joy and love children brought many scrumptious dishes which consisted of cakes, pastries, chips, biscuits, etc. The dishes were also served to the teachers and staffs by the students which not only made the occasion joyful but also depicted the true sense of sharing. They also decorated the place beautifully with Christmas trees, stars, bells, etc. A tableau consisted of a group of enthusiastic students, who sang the Christmas Carols on the special occasion.
The Principal was also present there to greet and motivate the students for their enthusiasm and caring attitude for each other. The children enjoyed a lot and left wishing each other Merry Christmas.
Sapphire International School organized its 4th Social Science exhibition on 4.12.16. The teachers of the Social Science Department along with the students of classes II to XI worked very hard to create the exhibits. It may be noted that all the exhibits were prepared by the students in school under the guidance of their teachers and no professional help was taken by the students. This year students have worked on a wide range of topics which includes
The chief guest for the event was Dr. Gaurav Manohar Marathe, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management at Indian Institute Of Management Ranchi. Dr. Marathe interacted with the students and motivated them with his inspiring words. He even explained some of the concepts to the children which enlightened them. The Principal, Mr. Dhruba Das appreciated the efforts made by the students and the teachers. Mr. Das announce that a special commendation certificate would be awarded for all the outstanding exhibits.
Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saint' Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows' Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
On 27/11/2016 our school organized a Halloween Party with a huge Bonfire to boot Students, Teachers and Staff enjoyed themselves a lot. All the students participated in the event with full enthusiasm; they were looking great in their makeup; they danced and had their types of snacks while the music went on. Principal Sir was also present during the event and participated in the Halloween bonfire party.
There were four different categories of prizes for the junior wing and Three for the Senior Wing. The quality of participation made it hard for the Judges to finalize the results, but after a discussion they made the right decision.
These types of events make students happy and also bring them closer to their teachers. The event was wonderful and quite success.