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Coastal Clean Up

Coastal Clean Up

September 9, 2018  

All of us find it extremely disheartening to see the beach polluted with garbage. So, when we heard about the clean-up at Besant Nagar beach, the students of classes IX, XI and XII jumped at the chance. This event was organised by the Indian Maritime Foundation in collaboration with the American Consulate. Many students from various schools and colleges participated in this event. Everyone worked together to pick up as much garbage as possible to clean the beach to our maximum potential. We all are grateful for having been part of this event since it gave the opportunity to help create a change.

- C. Sowmya, grade XI

Celebrations and Festivities

Celebrations and Festivities

Onam and Krishna Jayanthi  

To celebrate Janmashtami and Onam, students put up cultural programs with dances and songs depicting the life of Lord Krishna, his antics and amazing feats. A traditional dance of Kerala and a song were performed for Onam. As an addition to the Janmashtami celebrations, there was an inter-house Matka Breaking event held, symbolising Lord Krishna and his friends stealing butter. The students formed human pyramids to break the pots. The event was extremely joyful and entertaining to watch and be a part of.

- G M Lavanya, grade XI

Students of the Primary celebrated Onam by decorating their class rooms with flower carpets.  The Pookalams outside every class was a sight to behold and the fragrance, welcoming. Discussions on the festival and its significance added to the celebration.

Ganesh Chathurthi

To celebrate the spirit of Ganesh Chathurthi, we the students of middle school, decorated our classes with flowers and kolams. A beautiful Ganesha idol was brought in and we performed pooja and offered delicacies that we had bought from home. Students learning sculpture made eco-friendly idols of Lord Ganesha during their classes.

- Meenakshi Jagan, grade VIII

Teachers’ Day Celebrations

Teachers’ Day Celebrations

September 5, 2018 

Dear Colleague,

Times have changed, so have generations

And you have taught them all

Gen X,Y & Z ;

But one thing remains true and undefeated

Your strife to change the pupil to a scholar.

Imparting is not a career, it is not a profession, not an occupation

For what would you call something you do with dedication?

It is a promise, a pledge you make to yourself,

To create a better tomorrow through your novice.

- Hemamalini Acharya

 

Tamizh Day

Tamizh Day

August 3, 2018

Tamizh Day was celebrated in honour of the birthday of our school’s founder Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar. The event started off on an auspicious note with the lighting of the kuthuvilakku and a speech by the chief guest Ms. Anita Kuppuswamy. This was followed by an array of mellifluous songs, inspiring speeches and graceful dances by the students. The highlight was the engaging debate between the senior students on the topic ‘Did the invasion of the British impact the Tamizh culture favourably or adversely?’ The adjudicator added to the celebrations by reciting an inspiring ‘Thirukkural’.

- Manasa Karthik, Grade X

Relief for our Neighbour

Relief for our Neighbour

The students of class 11 wished to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of the Kerala Floods. Students from classes 6 to 12 were involved in this initiative to render the maximum help possible. Non-perishable materials and medicines were the need of the hour. Each grade level was requested to contribute one item. The 11th and 12th grade students collected, segregated and packed these items in boxes. These boxes have been sent to Kerala through NGOs. We sincerely hope that the efforts taken will make a difference.

- GM Lavanya, grade XI

Investiture Ceremony

Investiture Ceremony

August 20, 2018

Investiture was a solemn ceremony where the student council received not only their badges but also the responsibility to carry out our school’s vision. The special guest Mr Sridhar had some inspiring and encouraging words for the newly sworn-in council. We cannot wait to see the students transform into leaders of the future.

- Megha Sivakumar, grade 11

Independence Day

Independence Day

August 15, 2018

We celebrated India’s 72nd Independence Day with a lot of patriotic fervour. The Indian tri-colour was hoisted and the national pledge was taken. This was followed by cultural programmes on patriotic themes by the students of grade VIII. The programme included a dance depicting the national symbols of our country to the tune of ‘Sare Jahan Se Achcha’. Speeches in Hindi, Tamizh and English were delivered by the students. ‘Vande Mataram’ and other patriotic songs reverberated in the school campus.

- Shravya Ramesh, Reshmi Balakrishnan and Aashritha Ravi, grade VIII

School Elections

School Elections

Progressive leaders pave a progressive path. An election is held to bring a difference. What if the election itself were different?

The process to elect the student council in CHSV this year was very distinct. We adopted the process that the Indian election commission follows. A federal structure was Simplemented to have an equal representation from every grade level. The agenda was to establish a democratic parliamentary set up consisting of a lower house and upper house. Direct elections were held to select the representatives from grade VI to XII. All the elected candidates underwent a rigorous training in a residential leadership camp held in Chettinad – Sarvalokaa International School.

The 3 day camp taught us the value of team work and a very important life lesson that unless we work hard, things will not come our way. We learnt to appreciate the fact that there is a very thin line between being assertive and being arrogant and for being a good leader one needs to be assertive. By the end of the camp, each member had become close to the other, building a sense of camaraderie and collaboration.

This marked a good beginning for the student council and we look forward to a fruitful year.

- Gayathri, grade XII and S.Shrimathura, grade IX

Book Collection Drive

Book Collection Drive

July 30-August 10, 2018

As part of our grade X GC project on Literacy and Education, we decided to partner with a parent and conduct a book drive to collect books and set up a library in a deserving school. We started by creating awareness about the book drive among the students and teachers through assemblies and class campaigns. We are happy with the response. We have segregated and packed them according to age and genre and are now ready to take them to their destination. Watch this space for more updates…

- Deekshanya A, grade X

Hues of The Vizha

Hues of The Vizha

July 19, 2018

We hosted our fifth cultural extravaganza, The Vizha amidst much splendor. Students from 23 schools took part in various events such as Futsal, Basketball, Footloose, Band wars, fireless cooking, stand-up comedy, JAM and many more. A new event, IPL auction was also added this year to enthuse young cricket fans.

The inauguration ceremony was abuzz with dance and music by our very own students. The event was organized, planned and executed by the team of students and teachers. Few food stalls were also put up to enliven the event. PSBB KK Nagar emerged as the overall winner. Attractive prizes, trophies, certificates and gift vouchers were awarded to all the winners.

In all, The Vizha 2018 was a grand success and leaves us with our eyes peeled for the next edition.

- Rithvik Senthil, grade XI