Explore the vibrant happenings at Sofia Public School in August 2023 through this insightful monthly report. From celebrating festivals like Raksha Bandhan and Onam to educational initiatives, counseling sessions, and competitive events, discover the enriching experiences shaping young minds.
Raksha Bandhan is a festival mainly celebrated in India. It is a celebration of the bond between siblings, where sisters tie a sacred thread on their brother’s wrist, and brothers vow to protect them.
At our Sofia Public School, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated among students, teachers, and staff on 30th August. Various activities were organized to mark this occasion of bonding and love between siblings. The following is a general report on how Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in our school from Grades 1 to 10.
Grades 1 to 5:
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with simple but fun-filled activities that help children understand the importance of siblings and family values. It includes craft activities to make Rakhis and greeting cards. Classmates and teachers shower blessings and promises of protection.
Grades 6 to 10:
Students showcase their creativity and innovation. Siblings are invited to school to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters. They tie Rakhis to each other and take an oath to look after their siblings. They exchange gifts, sweets, and greetings. Students take an oath to protect their siblings and stand by them in all circumstances.
In conclusion, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in schools with great enthusiasm and joy. It instills values of love, compassion, and protection among students and strengthens sibling relationships. It also brings a sense of unity and brotherhood in the school environment.
We, the students, and staff of Sofia Public School celebrated this event grandly.
On the remembrance of the day when India gained its freedom from 200 years of British rule. It was a hard and long struggle in which many freedom fighters and great men sacrificed their lives for our beloved motherland.
Field Trip to MEG CENTRE (05-08-2023)
Children from grades 6 to 8 visited the MEG CENTRE, where students got to see March Fast and understand its importance. Its purpose is to showcase discipline, unity, and coordination. Students went to the museum to see various defense systems used by the Indian army like different tanks, the capacity of tanks to display a cannonball, mapping system, radar, weapons, photographs, etc.
‘Military’ serves to protect the country’s sovereignty, defend its territory and borders, and maintain internal security and stability.
Salute to our Indian army.
Students from grades 6 to 8 had an educational visit to the MEG CENTRE, where they gained insights into the significance of “March Past.” The trip aimed to instill discipline, unity, and coordination among the students. They had the opportunity to explore the museum, where they saw various defense systems used by the Indian army, including tanks, radar, mapping system, weaponry, photographs, and more.
‘Military ‘serves to protect the country’s sovereignty, defend its territory and borders, and maintain internal security and stability.
👮♂️ Salute to our Indian army. 👮♂️
Sofians believe in the overall development of their students. This includes imbibing life skills and values. To equip them with one such crucial life skill, SPS held a cancer awareness program in August. The speakers were doctors from Ramaiah Hospital. They presented awareness on cancer, its causes, and preventive measures. Displaying slides and videos, they rolled out statistics to prove the alarming increase in cancer cases in recent years. Demonstrative videos were shown to explain how to carry out self-examination, and students were advised on the measures to be taken to protect themselves from the dreadful disease. Students definitely had a lot to take away from this session with the insight provided by the speakers. The program was well-received by all and was very useful.
To strengthen coordination between parents and teachers, Sofia Public School conducted an interactive counseling session for the parents of students of Grade X. A special counseling expert, Mr. Venkatesh, stressed behavioral issues in adolescents and shed light on the crucial role of parents as role models in children’s lives.
- Parental counseling is a type of service that aims to provide the necessary knowledge, tools, guidance, and most especially support to parents without bias or judgment. This way, they become more fully equipped to take care of their children.
- Parental counseling offers modalities or therapies that help parents gain a better understanding of their parental style, face, and eventually conquer their personal issues, and restore their family, bringing back harmony and peace in the household, with the ultimate motive being the improvement in socio-emotional functioning of the child.
The parents’ counseling session was interactive, informative, and fun, with lots of questionnaires from parents about the students’ careers. Sofians believe in nurturing relationships among all for better understanding and future.
Celebrating festivals and events in schools brings students closer to each other’s traditions and cultural beliefs and develops respect and understanding towards them. By participating in these celebrations, students not only learn about their own culture but also gain insights into the diverse cultures that shape India.
FRIENDSHIP DAY ACTIVITY
“There is something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace!”
SOFIA PUBLIC SCHOOL, Bangalore celebrated Friendship Day on 7th August 2023 with varied Friendship activities such as speeches on the significance of friends, poems, songs on friendship & displayed charts in school assembly.
The primary and secondary learners celebrated the day with their friends and teachers and exchanged friendship bands, chocolates, and quite possibly made friends for life. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship!
Quiz Competition – “Bharat ki Bhavyata” (The Grandeur of India)
On August 23, 2023, students from Sofia Public School, Bangalore, in Grades 7, 8, and 9 took part in a quiz competition held at Sindhi High School. The theme of the quiz was “Bharat ki Bhavyata” (The Grandeur of
India), and it aimed to test participants’ knowledge on various aspects of India, including politics, sports, culture, and tradition.
The competition witnessed the participation of over 30 schools from across Bangalore, making it a highly competitive event. Our students displayed their enthusiasm and dedication throughout the quiz, showcasing their best efforts and received participation certificates for their commendable performance.
These experiences contribute to their overall growth and development as responsible and knowledgeable citizens of India.
SPELL BEE COMPETITION
Spelling, the art of correctly assembling letters to form meaningful words, is one of the essential components of successful writing. Being confident at spelling leads to confidence in all aspects of literacy. Keeping this in mind, a curriculum activity, Spell Me, was organized for the students of Grades three to five, where a Spell Bee for Grades 1 to 10 was organized by Mrs. Misba Fathima, Mrs. Shaziya Qaiser, and Mrs. Nikhath Chandni ma’am on 31/07/2023, that is Monday. Spell Me for Grades 6 to 10 was carried out by Miss. Nistha Kumari and Mrs. Nikhath Chandini on 10/8/23, that is Monday. It aimed at giving students a platform to learn different spellings with pronunciations and consequently enriched the vocabulary. To conduct this activity, a word list was created from different professional websites according to the level of the grades. Students were asked to learn the words for all the three rounds: 1st round preliminary, 2nd round semi-final, and the third final round. Each student or class was given a chance to spell the word (orally). Students who spelled the correct spelling qualified for the finals.
The students participated earnestly in the competition; their efforts and initiative were appreciated by one and all, including the Jury Principal-Mrs. Neela V Ramesh and HM Mrs. Nasreen Taranum.
“Say no to war; give peace a chance.”
With this thought, the students of Grade 8 Sofia Public School Bangalore North observed Hiroshima Day on 14th August 2023 to mark the tragedy of the fatal bombing in 1945 and to sensitize the students about the atomic bomb blast that took place in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Grade 8 students prepared slogans and charts for the background for awareness along with the speech on Hiroshima Day. All the faculty members and schoolmates implored the students to denounce intolerance and violence. It aimed to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of atomic bomb blasts and promote peace politics.