Christmas was celebrated with great joy. Students came dressed as Santa, Reindeer etc. They made Paper Christmas Caps and Christmas Cards.
Christmas carols were sung and X’mas songs were played. Teacher dressed as Santa and distributed savouries to the students.
Project depicting birth of ‘Jesus Christ’ was displayed. The story of the birth was narrated and power point presentations were shown. The entire school was filled with joyous festive atmosphere. Teachers and students exchanged ‘New Year Wishes’ to each other.
Sr. KG students visited Don Bosco Church, Matunga, one of the oldest religious institutions in the city of Mumbai. Students were thrilled by the unique atmosphere that prevails in church.
They observed Confession box, mirror paintings of the birth events of Jesus Christ and statues of Mother Mary, Joseph and Jesus Christ. They were overjoyed at seeing the baby Jesus with Mary, His mother. The story of the birth of Jesus Christ was narrated and candles were offered with devotion.
Students thanked Father Fernandez and ‘Thank you card’ was presented as a token of gratitude.
Annual Sports Day
Annual Sports Day was marked with great joy and it discovered the inner talent of our students in the field of ‘Sports’. Students showed excellent physical coordination and discipline during this event.
The Chief Guest Mr. Akash Nandkumar Dongre ‘National Gold Medallist Gymnast’, The Best Sportsman of Mumbai City and A Life Time Achievement Awardee’ graced the occasion with his presence. Mr.Satish Lotlikar, ‘Trustee of IES and Chairman of Orion’ was our ‘Guest of honour’. He appreciated and blessed young orionites for their great enthusiasm for Sports.
The Sports Day began with a March past of KG students followed by Hoisting the School Flag, Torchbearer’s Run, Oath taking ceremony and releasing the mascot giving the message ‘Save Water and Save Rivers’ at the hands of Chief Guest. Display included Pom-Pom Drill, Mullkhamb Presentation and Pyramid by KG students.
Fun races were beautifully organised for all three sections.
Nursery : Staking Rings Race
Junior KG: Stringing Rings Race
Senior KG : Hurdle and Ball Relay Race
Flat Races : Nursery, Junior KG and Sr.KG.
Parents enthusiastically participated in ‘Hula Hoop Game’.
Dr. Ambedkar Punyatithi
The school paid homage to the Great Social Reformer ,Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who was the father of the Indian Constitution.
The students were also informed about his residence- Rajgriha is opposite to our school Orion.
Students spoke about his great work for the uplift of the society.
Nursery students brought different fruits to facilitate learning. Fruits were washed, peeled and cut to provide hands on experience. Students enjoyed eating slices of various fruits. They also shared their knowledge about the fruits.
Teachers explained the nutritional value of the fruits and our little ones promised to eat at least one fruit a day.
The students of IES Orion observed Reading Day, the motto being
"ONE NATION READING TOGETHER"
Students celebrated the joy of reading. The students took the pledge of reading books. They spent some time with their beloved story books, getting engrossed in the imaginary world of BOOKS.
"BOOKS ARE THE WINDOWS THROUGH WHICH THE SOUL LOOKS OUT"
---HENRY WARD BEECHER.
Students penned their thoughts about reading on the Graffiti wall, to quote a few,
“I love reading books, as they are amazing and exciting."
“Books are the treasure trove of knowledge and enjoyment.”
Wow ! Picnics Are Great Fun.
Children eagerly wait for the school picnic as they love to spend gala time with their classmates.
Picnic was arranged for Junior and Senior KG students to Narali Baug . Children enjoyed their visit to the park as it facilitated their learning.
They enjoyed the swings, slides, sand play in a sand pit, balancing on jungle gym and playing on see-saw. They also enjoyed watching beautiful flowers.
The Arabian Sea with Bandra-Worli Sea–Link and lots of Coconut trees were observed by children with great enthusiasm. Thrill and excitement was seen as they expressed their observations. They collected sea-shells and small baby coconuts from the sand-pit that was inside the park. It was an enjoyable experience on the whole.
Ocean Friends and Farm Buddies
20/11/2017 to 24/11/2017
‘Ocean Friends and Farm Buddies’ Week was celebrated with great excitement and zeal by the K.G. section. During this week beautiful projects were displayed by teachers and students to add flavour to the topic. Fancy Dress Event was organised for the students on 23rd November 2017.
All the children enthusiastically participated and were eager to showcase their talent by speaking about the sea and farm animals. Majority of the Senior KG children spoke about the effects of water pollution on marine life and Junior KG children spoke on the cruelty towards farm animals. They sang songs and watched various stories and videos about sea and farm animals on the smart board. Puppet show was organized to enhance learning with fun.
Children's Day Celebrations
Children's Day was celebrated in a fun filled way.
The children of all the three sections, Pre-Primary,Primary and Secondary were excited to watch the movie in the auditorium. They enjoyed the movie shows and relished the snacks.
Diwali Creativity And Diwali Celebration
The time of Diwali is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year. IES ORION KG was filled with Light, Love and Rejoice. Students made colourful and attractive earthen oil lamps. The corridor was decorated with beautiful rangolis and paper lanterns made by students. Children sang songs and danced enthusiastically. The whole atmosphere was filled with festivity. Tasty Diwali Savouries were enjoyed by everyone.
Students were informed about the ill effects of bursting crackers and how it creates air and sound pollution. Power point presentation was shown to make them aware about the effect of bursting crackers on animals.
Students happily promised to celebrate pollution free Diwali.
INTRA SCHOOL COMPETITIONS
Intra School Competitions were conducted for the students of Pre Primary Section from ‘IES Manik Vidyamandir’ and ‘IES Orion’. Both the schools enthusiastically participated in the ‘Art’ Competitions. This event was conducted in IES Manik Vidyamandir, Bandra.
The first round of the event was organized in respective schools during ‘Art’ sessions. Five students from each class were selected for the final round.
Art Competitions conducted were as follows:
Nursery: Colouring within the limits
Junior KG: Clay Moulding–Any animal
Senior KG: Drawing and Colouring ‘scenery.
The prizes were given to deserving candidates from each section. The event was a great success.
Field trip to Nature’s Basket
On 4th October’ 17 Students of Sr.KG. visited the ‘Godrej Nature’s Basket’ at Prabhadevi, to get a hands on experience of how vegetables and fruits are sold. This visit enhanced their learning as they observed not only selling of vegetables and fruits but also selling of different food items and a variety of other household goods under one roof. They were fascinated to hold the trolley and wanted to shop all by themselves. They were also shown the electronic billing and payment system.
On Tuesday 3rd October 2017 students sang songs and narrated few sentences on, “My Dear Bapuji”. A slide show on “Gandhi-Father of our nation” was shown to the students during school hours.
Dassera Celebration: Saraswati Poojan
Students brought incense sticks and flowers for Saraswati Poojan. Some students spoke about the flowers that they have bought to offer the Goddess. Teachers drew the symbolic Saraswati on the blackboard and on the slates. Students recited shlokas to seek blessings from the ‘Goddess of Knowledge’ and enjoyed playing Dandiya in front of the Navratri Project.
Flower Day – Show and Tell Activity
Students bought various flowers and spoke about the name, colour, fragrance and its uses. To reinforce the topic, teachers imparted more information about the flowers and showed power point presentation that enhanced their general knowledge.
Grandparents, You Are My World!
Junior and Senior KG students showed their love and respect for their grandparents through their performances. Grandparents enthusiastically participated in the celebration. Some of them sang songs. Grandparents danced on various melodious songs. Every moment of this event was enjoyed thoroughly.
Assembly on Hindi Divas
Save River Campaign
The students of Orion took a pledge to Save Rivers and Water, on 18th Sept. 2017, at 11 am.
The students took the WATER PLEDGE in both Marathi and English languages.
The teachers highlighted the significance of the need to conserve the water bodies, stop water pollution and save the rivers. This was shown in a presentation and a video depicting the ill effects of water pollution and measures to be taken to conserve the rivers.
The Highlights of the presentation were as follows:
1. To create awareness about River water pollution.
2. Need to stop water contamination.
3. Conservation of water.
4. Say No to Plastics.
5. Help Save Aquatic Flora and fauna.
Positive parent-teacher interactions help parents, guardians, educators and students. Hence one to one ‘Parents Meeting’ was conducted on Saturday 16th September 2017 to discuss their child's progress in school.
MAHARASHTRA FOOTBALL MISSION 1 MILLION - Primary
The Government of Maharashtra has launched MAHARASHTRA FOOTBALL MISSION 1 MILLION, to promote the game of football for the youth of the country.
The students of IES Orion Primary celebrated FOOTBALL Day with utmost joy and enthusiasm, in accordance with the upcoming international event, FIFA U 17 World Cup.
HINDI VISHESH SABHA
MAHARASHTRA FOOTBALL MISSION 1 MILLION - Secondary
FIFA U 17 World Cup will be the first of its kind FIFA tournament in India, the Government of Maharashtra launched MAHARASHTRA FOOTBALL MISSION 1 MILLION, to celebrate this historic event.
The students of IES Orion Secondary celebrated the Day with great energy and enthusiasm.
Students of all grades played Football and enjoyed the day, thus celebrating the FIFA FEVER of Maharashtra Mission 1 Million.
HINDI DIWAS Competition was held on 14th September 2017 in the Examination Hall. To create an atmosphere of HINDI DIWAS each and every floor of the school was decorated with inspiring thoughts of the famous Hindi poets and authors.
The following competitions were conducted for grade 6 to 9 :
Recitation of the Poem
- Grade 6 Poems by Maithili Sharan Gupt
- Grade 7 Poems by Shail Chaturvedi
- Grade 8 Badhte t.v channel aur hum
- Grade 9 Mera priya pauranik
The students participated with great enthusiasm.
The school observed HINDI DIVAS on 14th Sept. 2017. The school was decorated with charts depicting information, slogans, poems, proverbs and inspiring thoughts of famous Hindi poets and authors.
The following competitions were conducted for Grade I to V :
● Grade I: Chitra kathan (Toffee, Candy, Any sweet dish)
● Grade II: Chitra kathan (Pizza, Burger, Any food item)
Recitation of the Poem¹
● Grade III: Poems by Shri Sohan lal Dwivedi
● Grade IV: Poems by Shri Sumitra Nandan Pant
● Grade V: Poems by Shri Nagarjun
Students participated with great enthusiasm.
Science and Sensorial Activities
Using hands-on activities in early childhood is a great way to link new concepts to ideas that children already understand. Sr.KG. students brought a piece of boiled corn cob on Thursday 14th September 2017 for the activity. They removed corn kernels and prepared ‘Corn Bhel’. Jr.KG. students brought one boiled potato for ‘Aaloo Chat’ activity. They peeled the potato and made ‘aaloo chat’.
Senior KG students with the help of their teachers set ‘Orion Bazaar’ on the same day. Students enacted as shop keepers and customers.
Vegetable Market : ‘Hands on Experience’
Junior KG Students dressed up as “Green Grocers” as a part of their EVS topic ‘Vegetables’. Students could see and handle variety of vegetables. They were shown different kinds of ‘Weighing Scales’. Some of the students and teachers enacted as ‘Vegetable Buyers’.
Nursery students celebrated ‘Colour Week’ starting from Monday 11th September to Friday 15th September 2017. They wore clothes of different colours as per the given sequence of colours. It helped them to comprehend the ‘Colour Concept’ easily.
Health Food Fiesta : ‘Health Is Wealth’
Health Food Fiesta Week was organised from Monday 11th September to Friday 15th September 2017. Students were given an insight into healthy food and eating habits through various activities in a fun filled way using charts, flash cards etcetera related to the topic to facilitate learning.
INTRA IES Elocution and Debate Competition:
⇨ It was conducted at IES MANIK VIDYAMANDIR.
⇨ Students of Std. VI to Std. IX participated.
⇨ Winners are as follows:
- Std. VI - Elocution Competition - Swasti Save
- Std. VIII - Elocution Competition - Vedang Patil
INTRA IES Recitation Competition :
It was conducted at IES MANIK VIDYAMANDIR.
Students of Std. I to Std. V participated.
Results are as follows :
Std. II - Recitation Competition - Siyona Madkaikar
Std. III - Recitation Competition - Ram Anand
Std. IV - Recitation Competition - Vrunda Moghe
Ganesh Festival Project
Ganapati bappa, the Lord of Wisdom, was invoked in a project display, in the Multi-purpose Hall of IES Orion.
Students took the blessings of the Lord, adorned in a project display assembled from artefacts and art work by students done during the Art and SUPW classes.
Ganesh Festival : Field Visit
Students visited Ganesh temple on Tuesday 22nd August’ 17 and offered their prayers to the Lord of Wisdom and sought his blessings. On 23th August’ 17 Students made clay Ganesha. Informative talk, stories, songs were enjoyed. Beautiful project was displayed.
Students made beautiful Mothers’ Day cards. They expressed their feelings about their mother and her importance in their life.
Orientation For Std. VIII & Std. IX Parents
Orientation For Std. VIII Parents
It was conducted for the parents to understand the content of the GROUP II & III Subjects.
The following faculty members conducted the orientation in their respective subjects:
Commercial Studies Ms. Krupa Sheth Economics Ms. Deepa Aggrawal
Technical Drawing Applications Mr. Shardul Computer Applications Mr. Sameer Nanekar Physical Education Ms. Sadhana Kamble Art Ms. Chaitali Birje
Orientation For Std. IX Parents:
It was conducted for the parents of Std. IX highlighting the subject –Marathi, as the second Language.
Independence Day was celebrated at IES Orion in the Multipurpose hall on the 5th floor.
The Student Council welcomed the Principal Ms. Pratibha Prabhu, with the Guard of Honour. The National Anthem and patriotic songs were sung by the school choir. A presentation was shown commemorating the leaders who lead the nation towards independence.
The Head Boy Master Hriday Desai presented the same.
The Head Girl, Ms. Chhavi Aggrawal also gave a speech on the significance of the Day.
The Principal Ms. Pratibha Prabhu enlightened the students with her views inculcating patriotic fervor and value of National Integration.
Gopal Kala Day
Janmashtami was celebrated with fervour and Joy on Monday 14th August’17. Students enjoyed singing and dancing on Lord Shree Krisha’s songs. Paper crowns were made by Nursery and Jr.KG. and paper flutes were made by Sr.KG. Stories were narrated and presentation and projects were shown.
Students made tri colour buntings on 10th August’ 17 to decorate the school for “Independence Day”. Project was displayed. Students participated in singing and dancing on patriotic songs and spoke on Independence Day.
The assembly was conducted for the students of Std. VI to IX. The Principal Ms. Pratibha Prabhu addressed the students and enlightened them with words of wisdom.
Mr. Ravi Gadiyar, Officer on Special Duty--IES, Sports graced the assembly. Sir guided the students on the importance of Sports and how it will help them lead a healthy and wealthy life.
Report on School Assembly
An Assembly develops a feeling of unity among students. It enables students to share their experiences, stories and motivate students by positive reinforcement.
The Assembly was conducted by Grade V students, the theme for the assembly was Rakshabandhan and Narali Pournima.
The following were the highlights of the assembly:
- The Assembly started with the National Anthem followed by prayer and pledge.
- ‘Thought for the day’ and ‘News Bulletin’ was read by the students.
- Information on Rakshabandhan was given.
- The story of King Humanyun and Rani Karnavati and how they celebrated Rakshabandhan, was read.
- A skit on Rakshabandhan was performed to show the love and affection between brother and sister.
- Information was given on Narali Pournima.
- The most enjoyed part of the Assembly was the Group song, a folk song usually sung by the fishermen on the occasion of Narali Pournima.
Inter House Debate Competition
Inter House Debate Competition was organized for the students of class IX in the examination hall.
The topics of the debate were:
- Competition leads to destruction of relationship.
- Selfie craze has made people insensitive.
English Elocution Competition
The Inter House English Elocution Competition of class VI to VIII was held, in the assembly hall of IES Orion.
The topics were as follows:
Grade VI –
- What I would change if I could and why?
- The value that is most important to me.
Grade VII –
- The person who influenced me the most.
- The poet I admire the most.
Grade VIII –
- True wisdom comes from experience.
- Real wealth is never measured in money or possessions.
Students made beautiful rakhis. Delicious coconut barfi was enjoyed by them. Assembly was conducted on ‘Narali Pournima and Raksha Bandhan’ for all the sections. Students shared information related to Raksha Bandhan.
Various activities and information related to the topic, ‘Monsoon’ was carried out from Tuesday, 1st August 2017 to Friday 4th August 2017 in a fun filled manner. Students shared information to facilitate learning. Small skits, songs and Projects with descriptive speech on ‘monsoon’ were enjoyed by students.
Teachers narrated the stories from the life of this great freedom fighter and related power point presentation was shown. Students shared information related to the life of Lokmanya Tilak to encourage ‘Patriotism’.
Recitation Competition for Grade I to V
The topic for the competition was
Grade I & II: Nature Poems
Grade III & IV: Humour Poems
The winners were decided on the criteria of content, language, diction, voice modulation, clarity, expression and volume.
The children enjoyed the beauty of expression, thoughts, feeling, rhyme, rhythm and music of words.
An entertaining and informative puppet show was shown to students on Friday 28th July 2017. The topic was ‘Healthy food, fruits and vegetables’.
Nursery students made clay snakes, Jr.KG students made ‘paper plate Snakes’ and Sr. KG students made ‘crape paper Snakes’ on Thursday 27th July’ 17. Beautiful project on Nag panchami was also displayed. On the eve of Nag Panchami, the story of Krishna and Kaliya, the most dangerous snake was also narrated and shown through power point presentation.
Deep Pooja was celebrated on Friday 21st July ’17. Beautiful project on Deep Pooja was displayed. Information related to the sources of light and its importance was delivered. The message ‘Save Electricity’ was given through informative talk.
To create awareness about “Cleanliness and Hygiene” the Cleanliness Drive was carried out. Teachers explained the activities that students should carry out to contribute positively towards this drive, such as throwing waste material in the dust-bins, using paper bags etc. Topics like ‘cleanliness of surroundings, clean eating habits, proper sanitation’ were discussed. This was followed by cleaning play material, toys and slates. Students happily participated in this cleanliness drive and were proud to share their experiences with their parents. Some even promised to help their parents to clean their house.
Yummy healthy treat was enjoyed by students on Wednesday 19th July 2017. They were served tasty ‘Usal’ of sprouted pulses on sprouts day.
BEFRIEND PLANTS WEEK : Plant a tree, Plant a life.
It was celebrated from Monday, 10th July to Friday, 14th July 2017. During this week the planting activity was conducted on Friday 14th July. Various activities were conducted during this special week such as Nature study, Drawing - Stages of Germination, stenciling of Vegetables, collage work – fruit Basket, Spray painting.
The assembly was conducted by the students of Std. VI. It started with National Anthem followed by Prayers and the updates from around the world through news headlines. The students’ minds were inspired through an enlightening thought for the day ‘A man is a product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.’
A student presented a speech on golden words like ‘Thank you, Please and Sorry’ which can bring happiness and joy in our life. It was followed by a poem ‘Pass the Peas Please’ which inculcated good mannerism aspects. A small skit was performed by the students to enrich the value of ‘Punctuality’. In the end the students performed a song related to ‘Respect’ being the enduring value of living life. The students received a bouquet of values from the assembly.
The Investiture Ceremony for the academic year 2017-2018 was held with great pomp and dignity in a special ceremony at the school auditorium.
It commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal Ms. Pratibha Prabhu.
The event was then presided over by the Principal Ms. Pratibha Prabhu who had the names of the elected candidates and was full of zest to announce the names of the Student Council Members. They were conferred with badges and sashes.
The newly elected Student Council then took the pledge to hold the school motto of Value Addition Through Education in high esteem. Principal Madam appreciated and congratulated each one of them and also exhorted them to uphold the values.
She reminded them that with position comes responsibility towards themselves, their school and peers. It helps one to achieve greater heights.
Principal Madam also advised them to be role models and extended a supporting hand to the students’ council for the smooth running of the school.
The event concluded with the National Song.
Guru Pournima : Worshiping My Guru
Students enjoyed assembly period with story session and teachers spoke on importance of Guru. Students recited Shlokas and received blessings from their teachers. The story session on Guru Purnima was conducted in assembly period and power point presentation was shown.
Aashadhi Ekadashi - Let us go to Pundharpur
Students were dressed in traditional attire for Mock Dindi celebration. They shared information related to the festival.
An entertaining and informative puppet show was shown to students on. Introduction of family members and their role in the family and importance of each member was conveyed. Even students were made aware about the different areas of the school, disciplinary rules and safety rules (mode of transport) through a joyful puppet show.
International Yoga Day
This day was celebrated on 21st June, 2017, a great opportunity to imbibe the value of discipline and healthy living in the students. Yoga is a mental, physical & spiritual practice that needs to be carried every day. Students got the opportunity to know how Yoga embodies unity of mind & body. Students of each grade were taken to the “D” block to perform Yoga. The session started with a prayer followed by different asanaas like Vajrasana, ArdhaPadmasana, Tadasana, Trikonasana, Konasana etc. It was concluded with a meditation exercise.
Proud Moment For Our Little‘ Orionites’
Felicitation of KG students by Our Principal Madam Ms. Pratibha Prabhu.
The prize winners of various competitions like MaRRS Pre School Bees, Kala Vikas Mandal and Sanskruti Kala Darpan were blessed when they received prizes from Principal madam Ms. Pratibha Prabhu. Personal interaction with Madam boost their confidence.
Madam encouraged them with her worthy words of advice and appreciation.
Walk around the School
The students were taken around the ‘Orion school building’ and introduced to the different working areas of the school, making them familiar with school environment and people who work at school.
World Environment Day
A beautiful power point presentation with appropriate message like ‘Save trees’ was displayed. Teachers explained students that this day is observed every year on ‘5 June’ to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect Nature and the planet Earth.
Principal Madam welcomed students to Orion, a world of learning that provides an invigorating environment and an interactive world where every pupil is challenged to grow to his/her optimum potential.
Orientation for Teachers
The Principal Ms. Pratibha Prabhu addressed the teachers and welcomed them to the new academic year. She guided them on the various aspects to be followed to make the year a successful and happening one for the students, to help them come out with flying colours in the various endeavours.
Orientation programme was conducted to update the parents with the curriculum, activities and to build good rapport with the parents. The coordinator welcomed the parents of KG for the new academic year 2017-18. The orientation programme was then conducted by the respective class teacher where the parents got familiar with the teachers and the working pattern of the school.
JUNE COMES AND BACK TO SCHOOL
Students were greeted with ‘Welcome Puppets’ and ‘Biscuits’. Students introduced themselves and thus interacted with their classmates and teachers. They enjoyed playing in KG Play Area.
Annual Feast KG
It was arranged on Friday 31st March’17 during respective school hours. Students were dressed in party wears. Dance session was conducted. After dancing on various songs, students enjoyed yummy vegetable hotdogs, samosas and cakes. Students discussed their Summer Vacation Plans with their teachers and classmates.
On 30th March ’17. Students of SR. KG wore beautiful Royal Blue Convocation gown. The graduation started with the pledge of allegiance. This was followed by each student receiving his graduate certificate. Student Representative from each class expressed their feelings at Kindergarten. It was a memorable day with hues of different emotions as students walked wearing the lovely blue convocation gown. Click Click! Smile please; photographs were clicked to be cherished as years go by. ‘Au Revoir’ Dear Students.
As per the schedule ‘Last Assembly’ was organized before year ending. Our Principal Madam addressed students and blessed them with best wishes.
Orientation for Parents
The Principal Ms. Pratibha Prabhu conducted Orientation for Parents of Std. I to VIII, from 27th March to 10th April, in order to keep the parents abreast with the ongoing process of Affiliation, and to guide them on various issues related to discipline, uniform, absenteeism during examinations as well as health and hygiene of students.
Students enjoyed Holi Celebration on Friday 10th March’17. Sr. KG students made ‘Holi Greeting Cards’ with Straw painting which will reach their residence through post. Jr. KG made ‘Holi Greeting cards’ with Palm painting. Presentation was shown and story of ‘Holika’ was narrated by teachers. Students enjoyed dancing and singing on Holi Songs.
Class photograph was clicked on Tuesday, 7th March’17 during school hours. Students came in proper school uniform, neat and tidy with ID card pinned up and gave a perfect pose with bright smile. This class photo will be treasured cherished when they grow up and give fond memories of their school and classmates.
One to One : Parents Teachers Meeting : Jr. and Sr. KG
Parents Teachers Meeting was conducted on Saturday 4th March 2017 in the respective classrooms. Parents and teachers interacted enthusiastically for the all round development of the students. Parents were given insight in their child’s progress and areas of concern and techniques to overcome them.
Projects and free talk by students
The projects made with the help of students were displayed on 22nd February 2017. Students shared their views on the topics like Airways, Mumbai, Waterways and Railways. This gave a tremendous boost to the students as they spoke in the class and were appreciated. Student’s made a paper propeller and set it flying. All these best out of waste activities gave students joy of creating their own toy. The crux of the activity was, “learning with fun”.
Shiv Jayanti (Role Play)
On Monday 20th February’17 students celebrated Shiv Jayanti. They came dressed as the characters from Shivaji’s era (Shivaji, Jijamata, Mavlas etc.) and narrated information, songs and stories on the life of Shivaji Maharaj. It was returning to the historic era grandeur, elegance and the atmosphere, truly iconic.
The chief guest was Mrs. Banu Patel, Principal Saraswati Mandir CBSE School. The tiny tots of the school presented their fountain of talents by dancing to the various tunes. The whole show was a wonderful and harmonious blend of music, rhythm and dance. All riveting presentations that ended in a beautiful resonance lingering in the minds of everyone. The event rose to a final crescendo as all KG stars along with their teachers took a bow on the finale song.
Wow! It was a fun Day !
On Thursday 9th February’17 students enjoyed Toy Day. They spoke about their favourite toy and also shared their toys with their classmates to play. The classrooms were decorated with toys.
Annual Sports Meet
It was held on Friday 3rd February’17. Students showed excellent physical coordination during Sports day. It brought new energy in the hearts and minds of not only our students but each one of us. This great show was marked with joy and discovered the inner talent of our students in field of sports. The Chief Guest Smt. Bharati Divgikar, International Basketball Player graced the occasion with her presence. The sports day began with a March past of KG students followed by Hoisting the School Flag, Torchbearer’s Run, Oath taking ceremony and releasing the mascot giving the message ‘Save Birds and animals’ by ‘Conservation of Nature’ at the hands of chief guest. Fun races like Monkey race, Birdie relay race, Kangaroo race and Ostrich relay race were beautifully organised for Jr. and Sr. KG respectively.
Republic Day - Flag Badge Making
Our little Patriots made ‘Flag Badge’ and shared information on ‘Republic Day’ on Wednesday 25th January’17.
IES ORION VIBRANCE
IES ORION VIBRANCE, the Exhibition of Maths, Science, Computers, Arts and Music, was organised. Students participated in the various sections to exhibit their Science experiments, Art work, Mathematical intelligence, Computer skills and talents in Music and Dance.
Shri A. B. Vaidya, Honourable President of IES and Shri Gajanan Samant, GC Member, IES, visited the exhibition and blessed our students.
Educational Exhibition : Orion Vibrance
The Exhibition was enthusiastically organized on Saturday 21st January’17. It was based on Math, Science and non-academic subjects like Art, Craft, Music and Free activities. Our enthusiastic parents participated in various interesting games on numbers and science. They thoroughly enjoyed dances, songs, skits on Scientific facts and Science experiments. Students performed confidently throughout the event.
Kite day / Sankrant was celebrated on Friday 13/01/17. As a part of scientific activity, students made paper kites. Concept related to air, heavy and light was explained to students with various experiments.
On Wednesday 11th January 2017 Sr. KG students visited Byculla Fire Station. Hands on experience was given to the students which helped them to understand the topic “community helper - Fireman”. They were thrilled to watch the demonstration of air lifted revolving huge cranes, flow of water with great force from hose pipe and demonstration given by a fireman with all his tools.
Students of IES ORION SR.KG visited ‘Hindu Colony Post Office’ on Monday 9th January’17 to facilitate their learning on community helper-Postman. They were informed about the different counters in the post office and the work done in the post office. It was an informative session which will be concluded by posting letters in the letter box.
Thanks Giving Week
Monday 9th January to Friday 13th January. “We are responsible Citizens Of Tomorrow”. ”The theme of the week was“ Dignity Of Labour”. As a token of love and respect students presented ‘Thank you cards’ to the Community helpers.
Animal Safari Week
It was celebrated from Monday 2/01/17 to Friday 6/01/17. Students shared information with different materials on the topic viz Birds and Wild Animals to facilitate learning. Teachers set up a project and a Power point Presentation on Birds and Wild Animals was shown.
International Yoga Day
It was celebrated on Tuesday 21st June 2016. The importance of Yoga was explained such as Yoga helps to control the mind and maintain a healthy body. It helps people to lead disciplined life. "Yoga binds body, mind, intelligence and soul. It provides a balance to mind and body. Children and teachers enthusiastically participated in Yoga Day.
International Yoga Day
The dawn of 21st June marked the celebration of International Yoga day at Orion with full enthusiasm.
The yoga celebration began with a warm welcome to all the students explaining the significance of “OM Chanting”. “OM” mantra chanted in group produces immense positive vibrations which charged the entire vicinity.
All the students and teachers gathered in the hall and we began the celebration by garlanding a portrait of Goddess Saraswati. The importance of yoga was initiated to the students.
The dimensions of different types of Pranayama were demonstrated and discussed by our PE Team. The yoga day commenced with the Suryanamaskar followed by sitting Asanas i.e. Padmasan, Parvatasan, Vajrasan, Bhunamanasana, Shashankasan and Standing asanas like Tadasan, Konasan, Hastapadasan and few sleeping asanas like Makarasan, Bhujangasaan etc. The teachers instructed and the students performed.
The International yoga day celebrated at our school was a heartwarming and a relaxing session due to the co operative and dedicated efforts of all the teaching, non teaching and shining Orionites which spread the serenity of yoga throughout the corridors of IES Orion.
On Friday, 17th June, 2016 assembly was conducted for Sr.KG. Students were made aware about the different areas of the school, disciplinary rules and safety rules (mode of transport) through an entertaining and engrossing puppet show.
On Monday, 20th June, 2016 assembly was conducted for Jr.KG. students. Introduction of family members and the role and importance of each family member was conveyed through an informative and joyful puppet show.
Walk Around the School
On Thursday 9th June, 2016 the Children had a "Walk Around the School" They were taken around the "Orion school building" and introduced to the different working areas of the school, making them familiar with school environment and people who work at school.
World Environment Day is observed every year on 5th June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. We at Orion celebrated this day on Monday 06/06/2016 with great enthusiasm with the theme “Go Wild for Life”. The day was dedicated to the prevention of illegal trade in wildlife.
Our teachers had planned a variety of activities on this day and were carried out effectively. The students were given informative talk about how to save animals. The students of Grade VIII in their speech emphasized how almost 2 million animals are killed each year for their fur, for usage in experiments, and for decorations for humans. Not only this is cruelty to animals, but that is inhumane and should be banned.
A project on Environment day was displayed. The students of higher grade wrote slogans such as :
"When you kill animals you are showing the world just who really is the animal."
"Live and let live."
“Earth is the only planet that has Life”.
"No Water no life, No blue no green”.
World Environment Day
Children celebrated "World Environment Day" on Monday, 6th June" 2016. A beautiful project with appropriate message like "Save Trees" was displayed. Teachers explained students that it is observed every year on 5th June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect Nature and the planet Earth.
Orientation And Parents’ Meeting
On Friday, 3rd June, 2016 Orientation programme and Parents" Meeting were conducted to update the parents with the ICSE curriculum, activities and to build a rapport with the parents. The coordinator welcomed the parents of KG for the new academic year 2015-16. The Parents Meeting was then conducted by the respective class teacher where the parents got familiar with the teachers and the working pattern of the school.
An orientation programme was held on the 1st of June 2016 at 8 am for all teachers. The Principal addressed the staff with a warm welcome for the new academic year 2016-17 and introduced the newly appointed heads to the teachers.
The orientation programme highlighted the ‘vision and mission‘ of the school and the teachers were made aware about the hierarchy of the governing body. Later, all the teachers introduced themselves to everyone with an adjective added to their name which became an interactive session filled with cheer and laughter.
As we all know that the secret to success is in the planning, the teachers then gathered in their respected classes allotted to them for the curriculum meet with their subject experts. In the meeting, the first unit test syllabus was discussed. It was then concluded by a quiz session that would help the teachers to know about the school, and prizes were also awarded to the winners.
The orientation programme set the path for the mission with a ‘Can do attitude’ and provided encouragement to all the teachers to explore and excel by having a promising year ahead.
To develop students with a "can-do attitude" and who can focus on improvement and raising achievement.
An institution with difference, building progressive thinkers and to create a safe, secured, valued environment directing to an ambitious, challenging and ongoing future.