Grade X Blessing Ceremony
It was the first day of the First Batch of IES ORION ICSE Grade X. To mark the beginning of a new era at IES and to invoke the blessings of the Almighty upon the beloved students of Grade X, an endeavour towards auspicious commencement of the Academic Year 2018-19, a puja was conducted. The Principal, Ms. Pratibha Prabhu, the Staff and students of Grade X offered prayers to the Lord to bless all with wisdom, good health and receive divine blessings to achieve the best of each one’s potentials through hard work, dedication and devotion.
Students had brought their scrap books in the last week of March 2018. Art and craft material and worksheets were arranged month wise ( June 2017 to March 2018) as per the Subjects like math, language, EVS, art and craft work . The ‘cover page of the folder’ was decorated by students. These folders inculcate a sense of discipline, orderliness and respect for work.
It was arranged during respective school hours. Students were dressed in party wears. A puppet show was organized by teachers. Dance session was conducted. After dancing on various songs, students enjoyed yummy vegetable rolls, samosas, potato chips, cakes and mango juice. Students discussed their Summer Vacation Plans with their teachers and classmates.
SR. KG students wore beautiful Royal Blue Convocation gowns. The graduation started with the pledge of allegiance. Orion Head Ms. Kirti Dhamankar showered her blessings for the bright future of the students. 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! Smile please; photographs were clicked to be cherished as years go by.
Intra School Competition
This was held on Saturday 17th March at IES Orion. Students from IES Manik Vidya Mandir Kindergarten and IES Orion Kindergarten actively participated in Intra School Competition. Nursery students participated in ‘Fancy Dress’. Junior KG students participated in ‘Recitation of Action Song’ and Senior KG students participated in ‘Elocution’.
Mrs. Jyothsana Gururaj S. a ‘Pre- School Practitioner and Counselling Psychologist’ and An Active Member of Early Childhood Association – Mumbai Territory as a judge, selected four prizes from each section. It was a wonderful experience for all
On the onset of ‘spring’ which marks thetraditional ‘New Year’for Maharashtrians. The festival of ‘Gudhi Padwa’ was observed with a great fervour. A special ‘Gudhi Flag’was made with paper flowers, paper leaves of mango and neem, topped with upturned vessel and a bright colorful paper scarf like cloth. The information about the festival was given by teachers and ‘Gudhi Flag’ a symbol of Victory of ‘Good over Evil’ was shown to the students.
One To One Parents Meeting
One to One Parent-Teacher Meeting provides an opportunity to the parents to get detailed knowledge about their child’s progressOne to One Parent-Teacher Meetingwas organized which took place in the respective classrooms. Parents were given insight of their child’sprogress along with the areas of concern and techniques to overcome them. Parents became aware of the overall progress of their wards.
Thursday 1st March 2018
Students enjoyed Holi Celebration by making ‘Holi Greeting Cards’. Senior KG students posted their ‘Greeting Cards’ to their parents.The story of ‘Holika’ was narrated and explained by teachers and presentations were shown.
Students danced and sang ‘Holi Songs’ .They also shared their thoughts on the safe and ecofriendly Holi.
Tuesday 27st February 2018 To facilitate learning ‘Projects’made by students with great concentration determination and wonderful imagination. The topics were ‘Railways and Waterways’ for Jr.KG. and ‘Airways’ and Mumbai for Sr.KG.
Students made projects by using materials like empty rectangular boxes, small empty boxes of soaps ,ice cream sticks, bottle tops, chart papers ,beads etc. These projects were displayed on 27th February 2018 as KG students project work.All projectswere highly appreciated. Students spoke about their projectsin the class. Project making activity gave a tremendous boost to the creativity of the students.
The Students of Std. I to V attended the school assembly on Tuesday, 20th Feb.2018. The Students of Std. V conducted the assembly by presenting the national, international news and Thought for the Day. Students also read out short stories on the significance of friendship in our lives.
Ms. Kirti Dhamankar, Head, IES Orion addressed the students regarding discipline and good behaviour in school.
The students who had excelled in English Recitation Competition, Marathi Din Competition, Hindi Divas Competition and Hindi Recitation Competition received certificates of excellence.
The assembly concluded with the singing of the school anthem.
Monday 19th February 2018 marks birth anniversary of “Chattrapati Shivaji”, the Great Maratha Warrior King whose courageous acts have found a permanent mention in all our history books and whom we have grown up admiring.
‘Shiv Jayanti’ is celebrated with aplomb especially in Maharashtra where praises after praises are heaped on the secular leader.
We at Orion celebrated ‘Shiv Jayanti’ with great fervour. The portrait of ‘Shivaji Maharaj’ was garlanded. A power point presentation was shown and stories on Shivaji Maharaj’s bravery and truthfulness were narrated.
To pay their respects to this warrior, KG students came dressed as the characters from Shivaji Maharaj’s era (Shivaji Maharaj,Jijamata,Mavlas etc) and shared information by singing ‘Shiv Stuti’ songs and narrating the great warrior’s velour stories.
IES ORION celebrated the birth anniversary of the Great Maratha Warrior King, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on 19th February 2018.
A student of the Primary section presented excerpts from a powada, describing the valour and courage of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
A student of the Secondary section spoke about the greatness, the administrative skills and the innovative tactics of warfare, paying tribute to the most inspirational leader in the Maratha history.
JAI BHAVANI, JAI SHIVAJI
Annual Exhibition: Vibrance
Speak to me I will learn, teach me I will understand, guide me to do, I will remember it forever.
Keeping this in mind, on the 17th of February, 2018, an Exhibition was held at IES Orion. The main aim of this exhibition was not only to display student skills and talents but also to encourage learning in a fun way.
‘Vibrance’ which was the theme of the Annual exhibition seemed to reverberate and reflect among the students and the staff of the school that morning. Distinct venues across two floors and the D’block were allotted to different subjects for the displays of projects made by the students. As one entered the Reception area itself, one could feel the pulse and magnitude of the event! The entire school was abuzz with activity.
The Chief Guest of the event was Mrs Sangeeta Kukreti, Principal of Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School.
The Literatti section comprised of display of charts, storytelling and various games which tested language skills and proficiency. Stories help children in expanding their imagination and knowledge of the world they live in. It develops their language skills in a holistic way and familiarizes children with the sound, rhythm and intonation of the words. The primary students narrated stories which instilled in them confidence and poise. The Middle school students delivered monologues which involved various characters from the play, ‘The Merchant of Venice’. This not only helped the children in better understanding of Shakespearean language but also was an exposure to the children and parents alike.
Hindi Sahitya gave an insight into how communication has progressed from using pigeon’s to emails. To promote Hindi language, the students used humour in their advertisements. Hindi vocabulary was seen at its best whilst explaining report and diary writing.
Maharashtrian culture was at the forefront of the Marathi Exhibition. Information about the saints of Maharashtra, Bharud along with devotional poem’s like the Ovi were being sung by the students. The students were dressed in traditional Maharashtrian attire which added flavour to the Marathi Gatha.
The Science Arena made learning fun through their exhibits and activities. The main objective was to clear the concepts of the students through active participation. Each grade presented and explained the models made by them on different topics. Students had spent long hours researching and creating working models and charts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics under the guidance of their teachers.
Mathemania has motivated and inspired students to learn and appreciate Mathematics and has given a new direction and approach to its learning. Math concepts were drilled into the minds of students by relating them to real life situations. Fractions were explained with the help of a mouthwatering pizza. Use of the game of snakes and ladders to teach polygons turned out to be a crowd puller.
Unity in diversity was well brought out by the students of Social Studies. The projects and models that were put on display were related to the field of Social Studies, encompassing the subjects History, Civics and Geography. Different models of landforms and monuments like Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar etc. were replicated to better assist in understanding. Students displayed a wide array of models based on topics such as the solar system, rivers, plateaus, natural vegetation, islands, continents and the States of India. Cultural distinctions were vividly brought out through the Powada and other dance forms.
The Commerce and Economic students came together to explain the newly learned knowledge of the commercial world. The young entrepreneurs were all ready to step into the business world with their innovative ideas and games. The functioning of an ATM was brilliantly displayed by a working model created by students of grade 9.
No Pain – No Gain seemed like the way to move forward for the Sports section. Our students who have reached the National level in sports like boxing, rifle shooting and archery have taught us that life is a sport and we must make it count. The children performed yoga which demonstrates that we can achieve a healthy body only if we have a healthy mind.
Our young IITians explained the characteristics of the various generations of computer through a game. ‘Viruses and their Prevention’ was innovatively put forth through a puppet show. The robots on display grabbed everyone’s attention and gave us a peek into the future.
Technical drawing is the use of illustration to visually communicate the functioning of a machine and its construction. Our students seem to have mastered these skills and they stole the show with their well-developed designs and innovative models for houses, water pumps and hydraulic arms.
The Performing Arts plays a key role in our students’ personal development. Over the years Music, Dance and Drama have enabled our students to become creative and confident . The melodious singing and dancing to foot tapping beats was a treat to watch. It was indeed a pleasure to watch students deliver their dialogues eloquently while performing their parts in a play.
The Da Vinci’s of our school proudly exhibited their masterpiece’s which displayed their talents in paper pasting, clay modeling, thumb impression, stamp printing, rangoli and glass painting. The beautiful paintings and art work left the spectators mesmerized. Our bright minds also taught us how to be eco- friendly by using best out of waste to make articles like paper bags, pots etc.
The parents enthusiastically motivated their children by actively participating in large numbers. Also it was heartwarming to see parents play games along with their children and purchasing student exhibits. Parents were delighted to receive prizes for the games they had won. The exhibition was appreciated by the honorable guests. Enthusiasm and effervescence overflowed amongst students, their teachers and parents!
Annual Exhibition: Orion Vibrance
Ms. Sangeeta Kukareti, Principal of C.N.M. ICSE School inaugurated the exhibition and it kicked off in great enthusiasm from KG section. The theme for the exhibition was ‘Environmental Studies’. It included Sky above us, Mumbai, Water pollution, Water ways, Railways, Primary and Secondary colours. Students entertained the audience with a short skit on Space, Puppet Show on ‘Water Pollution’. They danced on a wonderful song on ‘Colours’ with colourful pompoms. Student executed an experiment on mixing of two colours to get a new colour.
Orion Creative Hub’s first stop was finger magic. Our Master Chefs were very excited to serve a “Gourmet Salad” to our guest and explained them about the organic food ingredients used in preparation along its procedure and benefits of eating healthy food.
The last but not the least corner was spreading the word about “Save Electricity” which was done through paper folded fans along with the message as a token of remembrance and our love.
'Yugpurush - Mahatma‘s Mahatma'
We had known Gandhiji as a political worker who gave India freedom from the British Government but the play ‘Yugpurush’ has presented him as a true spiritual leader.
The curious and eager students of Grade 8 and 9 were taken to the auditorium to watch the play 'Yugpurush – Mahatma’s Mahatma'. The play was based on the relationship between the poet, Shrimad Rajchandra Mehta and Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. It was directed by Rajesh Joshi (of Code Mantra fame) and scripted by Uttam Gada and has been awarded 'Best Play' at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017.
As the play began, one was immediately transported to a time over a century ago in colonial India. The scenes were skillfully crafted with magnificent backdrops. It was a mesmerizing view that brought alive on stage the profound relationship between Shrimad Rajchandraji Mehta and Mahatma Gandhi – the Father of the Nation.
The play showed how Gandhiji met Shrimad for the first time after returning from England in 1891. Even after Gandhiji moved to South Africa, they continued to exchange letters. These letters played a pivotal role in shaping Gandhiji’s character. Their honest friendship blossomed and Gandhiji proclaimed Shrimad as his spiritual mentor. Shrimad was the one who inherited principles of truth, ahimsa and dharma which were later crystallized as the principles of Gandhism. The whole play was interwoven with heart touching dialogues and endearing creativity which were the highlights of the play.
The students witnessed an unfolding of history with rapturous attention. ‘Yugpurush’ made us reflect upon our own values, journey and purpose in life.
It was indeed a soulful experience of empathy, integrity and timeless wisdom!
Field Trip to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Field trip adds fun in the educational experience and enriches knowledge of the students to give them the real time experience. IES firmly believes teaching in a unique way, “If a child cannot learn in the way we teach; we must teach in a way the child can learn”. This saying is indeed true; so field trip is an exciting experience for the children to learn, going beyond the textbooks and academics.
A clue to future lies in the history and perhaps one of the best ways to learn is to see them in real. Prince of Wales Museum founded more than a century ago, now houses sculptures, paintings, arms and armour and natural history. It was rechristened by the State Government as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. The first thing that impressed the students was the palatial building.
Students of Grade VI and VII accompanied and guided by teachers visited the museum on Saturday, 10th Februaury, 2018. Welcomed by the lush green lawn of the museum, students started exploring each section. With questions full of curiosity and fun, it striked a thoughtful discussion.
The students saw interesting collections of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Sculptures of the Pre and Pro Historic period were also explored. The Miniature Paintings Gallery helped in understanding socio-cultural conditions of the 14th to 19th century. Students also went through all different facets of Lord Krishna’s life deciphered through paintings, metal and wood arts of that period. The students were excited to see the shield and personal armour of Emperor Akbar.
There was a picture gallery in which the students saw pictures and portraits of different kings and heroes of the past. Some related to the Gupta period and other to the Mughal. They were lovely and lifelike and spoke of the glory of the ancient India. The queer garments were embroidered all over with gold and silver threads which were as bright as ever. There were costly carpets, rugs and shawls with beautiful and artistic designs on them.
In another room, there were arranged images, pots and pans, ornaments of ladies, weapons of war and agricultural implements. This room was a store house of arts and crafts. There were life-size idols of Lord Buddha. They were made out of the rarest stones. In a corner there were some bronze statues which were thousands of years old. This room had also pottery from Pune walnut screens from Srinagar. Large vases painted in bright colors had beautiful carvings on them. There were also fine brass articles from Moradabad. There were various coins of diverse shapes and sizes, denominations and designs.
There was a section for the specimens of clothes. Silken garments from Banaras and Bangalore were there. Summer clothes from Lucknow and winter clothes from Ludhiana were there.
The journey of money from the uneven handmade metal pieces to the present machine-made Rupee presented an interesting panorama of the monetary system of India in the Coins Gallery. A beautiful range of Porcelain, Ceramics, Jade, Crystal, Enamelware, Oil Paintings, snuff bottles from China, artifacts from Japan was a great attraction.
The Museum collection comprises of artifacts which have been purchased as well as gifted by generous donors like Sir Ratan Tata and Sir Dorabji Tata.
It was a wonderful experience. The purpose of having a firsthand exposure to history was achieved and exceeded. Students were discussing, debating and trying to relate yesterday with today. This short visit to the museum was very educative, interesting and ended on a happy note.
EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO YUSUF MEHERALLY
An educational tour to Yusuf Meherally Centre at Panvel was organized by IES Orion for students of standard 8 & 9 on the 10th of February, 2018.
The students were welcomed by a speaker who highlighted the establishment of the centre and the contribution of Yusuf Meherally in the independence of India. The Yusuf Meherally centre is a beautiful place, away from the hustle and bustle as well as pollution of the city. As the students walked around, they realized the quaintness of the rural Indian village has been retained.
The students were first taken to the pottery unit, where they saw a local woman deftly create a pot in a few minutes. Then they moved on the carpentry unit where students were given an insight into how old furniture could be reused thus preventing trees from being cut.
After this the students proceeded to the soap factory where soaps were made from natural ingredients like neem and edible oils.
Post these visits the students were given time to relax and display their talents to the group. Overall, it was a purposeful, exciting and a wonderful educational tour.
Grade I, II and III Field Trip Report
Students of Grade I, II and III went for a field trip to Taraporewala Aquarium and Jijamata Udyan on 10thFebruary, 2018.
Taraporewala Aquarium is India's oldest aquarium and one of the city's main attractions. It hosts marine and freshwater fishes. The children enjoyed the sight of different species of fishes. The remains of the species of fishes were also displayed. The children had great fun exploring the aquarium.
The next happening place visited, was Jijamata Udyan. Students moved in queues to see different kinds of animals like the Elephant, the Alligator, the Hippopotamus, the Python, etc. The children loved watching the different kinds of birds. The special attraction was a Crane sleeping on one leg. The best part of this trip was the Humboldt Penguin Show which the children enjoyed watching.
Students left the place with happy and enriching memories.
Children at Jijamata Udyaan.
Children at Taraporewala aquarium.
Grade IV and V Field Trip Report
Students of IV and V went for a field trip to Nehru Science Center. Nehru Science Centre has more than 500 hands-on and interactive science exhibits on energy, sound, kinematics, mechanics, transport, etc. installed in the Science Park & different galleries. Children enjoyed the site of these galleries. They had great fun exploring the gallery.
At the Reception the children were welcomed by the Lazy Sea Saw, Rising Ark, Planetary Motion and Energy Model. Students experienced a more holistic, integrated picture of the information that, in the classroom, may have only been presented in a textual and abstract way.
The Children’s Park had Sympathetic Pendulum, echo Tube, Depth Perception, Hyperboloid, Musical Pipes. The children had a great time visiting them.
As a part of its activities, the Centre had organized regular extensive science education programmes for the benefit of the common people and students in particular. For Example we saw Video Show (I am a Mother) ,The World in a sphere (Solar System) and a lot of interactive Science exhibits on Sound Mechanics and Transport.
The Sound Of Music had Floor Piano, Virtual Reality, More about Sound and Doppler’s effect. We understood that said differently, student learning can be interest-driven, not just teacher and curriculum driven.
The Centre also attempts to enhance public understanding of science and spread scientific literacy. The innovative ways to communicate science to enthuse, entertain, initiate the sound effects excited the children.
3 D Show gave the Students an opportunity to determine what they learn and how they learn it.
The best part of this trip was the Science for Children Gallery which had Brain and Senses, Pin screen, Virtual Pond, Food from Plant and Nail Seat.
Students left the place with happy and enriching memories. The students were exposed to new experiences and it helped increase their interest and engagement in science regardless of prior interest in a topic.
NBA Challenge: Our students participated in a training camp for NBA. It was also a challenge of skills programme, and our students have done very well at the elementary level..
WOW! TOYS ARE SO MUCH FUN.
Toys should be an integral part of the life of young children. As they play an important role in child’s life and aid in the development of physical and emotional skills which are very essential in life.
Toys can also support cognitive growth and immensely help in development of fine motor and gross motor skills.
They spoke about their favourite toy and also exchanged their toys with their classmates to play. Thus they learned the values like sharing and caring.
The classrooms were decorated with toys.
Students enjoyed Toy Day. It was a great fun for them.
Vegetable Market Set Up for Nursery
‘Eat Veggies Everyday So That The Diseases Will Be Out Of Your Way’.
‘Vegetables’ are the most important part of our daily balanced diet. After learning about vegetables and their nutritional values, our nursery students had an opportunity to enhance their knowledge through ‘hands on experience’. ‘Vegetable Market’ was set up by teachers. Many children dressed up as ‘Vegetable Vendors’ and enacted the same.
Variety of vegetables were brought and introduced to children. They were very excited to touch, feel and to smell the fresh vegetables.
The teachers and remaining children enjoyed buying vegetables as the ‘Customers’ from these ‘Cute Green Grocers’.
The ‘Shelling Peas Out’ activity was also conducted on this day.
मराठी दिन स्पर्धा
Republic Day Celebrations
The Republic Day celebrations commenced with a march past by the Student Council Members. The President’s message was read out.
A presentation depicting the significance of the Republic Day, was presented along with a commentary and explanation by the Head Boy Mast. Hriday Desai and the Head Girl Ms. Chhavi Sharma.
A tribute to the National Flag, a song in respect to the National Flag, resounding patriotic fervor in the air, patriotic song by our students …
Saare Jahaan se Achhcha
Hindustaan hamara !
added colour to the event.
Our little Patriots did colouring of our ‘National Flag’ and made ‘Flag Badges’. Children shared information on ‘Republic Day’ and Freedom Fighters of India. Nursery children made collage of tricolour.
The project was displayed and information about the ‘Indian Constitution’ was delivered by teachers.
Kindergarten Children marched like soldiers in the corridor and saluted our ‘National Flag’ and ‘Freedom Fighters’ and promised that they will keep their beloved country ‘India’ ‘Clean and Green’.
Field Trip - Fire Station
Senior 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 huge fire engines with huge air lifted cranes, the flow of water with great force from the hose pipe and other firefighting apparatus. The demonstration was given along with a fireman and all his tools.
Thanks Giving Week (Community Helpers)
Monday 15th January to Friday 19th January 2018. Students shared information with different materials on the topic ‘Community Helpers’ to facilitate learning. A project was set up and this was supported by a power point presentation. ‘Community Helpers’ like Doctor, Policemen, Florist and Carpenters were invited as ‘Resource People’ to enhance learning and inculcate the value of Dignity Of Labour.
Kite day / Makar Sankrant was celebrated on Friday 12/01/18. As a part of a Science Activity. Concept related to air, heavy and light was explained to the students with various experiments. Students and teachers enjoyed the activity of kite making. Sesame (Til) Laddoos were distributed as a source of energy during winter season. Students made paper kites of different colours and played with them in the stilt area. They promised that they will not hurt birds while flying kites
Performing Art is an outlet through which children can deal with their emotions. The Annual Concert for the academic year 2017-18 was a great success. The tiny tots of our school presented their fountain of talents by dancing to various tunes in the presence of honarable Chief Guest Dr.Varsha Gathoo, Head of Education Department, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute Of Speech and Hearing Disabilities. Our beloved Principal Ms. Pratibha Prabhu blessed them for their mesmerising performances.
The theme of the Annual Concert was ‘Toys’, an integral part of the life of young children. KG students presented drama and dances with complete zest and fervour. Our audiences were thrilled to witness such mesmerising performances. Performances of the comperes that touched all hearts as they delivered their dialogues to perfection.
This memorable evening rose to a final crescendo with all KG stars and their teachers on the finale song.
Annual Concert 2017-18
The Annual Concert for Std. I & II : It was held on 10th January 2018.
Dr. Nita Shanbhag, M.S. Ophthalmology, D.O.M.S, F.C.P.S, D.N.B
Head , Dept. of Ophthalmology, D.Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The show commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries accompanied by the Principal.
It was followed by a welcome song by the students.
This was followed by a stupendous show of performances by the little ones of Std. I & II as they compered the show and also performed the dances, setting the floor on fire with their foot tapping dance numbers.
Annual Concert 2017-18
The Annual Concert for Std. III to IX : Show 1 and 2 were held on 10th January 2018.
Dr. Tushar Guha, Corporate trainer, Psychologist, Educationist,
Founder - Chairman & Managing Director, NRITYANJALI GROUP, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for show one.
Dr. Narayan Iyer, CEO and National Coordinator, Indian Development Fund (IDF) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for show two. The show commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries accompanied by the Principal.
It was followed by a welcome song by the students.
This was followed by a fantastic show of performances as students showcased their dancing and acting skills in the show, “LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE”.
Animal Safari Week
Students shared information with different materials on the topic ‘Birds and Wild Animals’ to facilitate learning. Teachers set up a project and a Power point Presentation on Birds and Wild Animals was shown. Beautiful creative activities related to topic were conducted during this period.
Students celebrated the festival of Christmas with a warm and hearty welcome to Santa Claus, singing “Jingle bells, Jingle bells…” as Santa entered each class, bringing good cheer and festivity.
Students happily relished the snacks and sweets distributed to them.
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.
Hindi Interschools Poetry, Oratory and Debate Competition
Sports Day: Secondary
The Annual Sports Day was conducted on 13th December 2017. Mr. Randhir Singh, A.G.M Operations, Vibgyor High, Mumbai graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Students participated with great enthusiasm and vigour.
Sports Day: Primary
The Annual Sports Day was conducted on 13th December 2017. Ms. Aparna Ghate, International Power Lifter, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Students participated with great enthusiasm and vigour.
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.