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Composting in School

Composting in School

The grade IX Waste Management team discovered upon a survey that most of our waste can be composted. We ventured to try composting in different ways. One of them is a plastic drum placed near the dining hall. We punctured holes in the drum for the anaerobic respiration of bacteria and also used a remix powder to maintain the nitrogen to carbon ratio. Alternate layers of waste and remix powder have been put in the bin and we will now wait a month for the process to finish.

The rolling bin functions similar to other methods except that every few weeks it is spun, so that the waste at the bottom of the bin gets exposed, thus speeding up the composting process. We repaired the rolling bin from the previous year and regularly added kitchen waste, along with remix powder.

Our kambha is a 3 tier composter made out of clay/terracotta and stacked on top of each other. Here too, organic waste and remix powder (which contains microbes) are placed in alternate layers until all the pots are full. Without the remix powder, the composting process can take up to 120 days whereas with it, it can be done in 30-45 days. The compost will be used as manure for plants.

In addition to this, we have also dug a pit to try out pit composting and have made a wooden box to see if that works.

- Grade IX Waste Management Team

 

MasterChef CHSV

MasterChef CHSV

As part of our Global Citizenship project, the students of grade XI decided to make quick, tasty and nutritious snacks. We did this project in the school kitchen in our various groups. Some of the delicious items were cooked while some were put together. Our dishes were then tasted by the Acharyas and nutritionist, who gave us pointers on how the dishes could be made healthier and tastier. The best part of this was that each and every one of us enjoyed the process of cooking and presenting the dish. All the recipes were worthy of a cookbook.

- Disha P, grade XI

 

Sharing and Caring

Sharing and Caring

To share the joy of Diwali with those less fortunate than them, students contributed sweets to the community fridges run by ‘Ayyamittu Unn’ at Besant Nagar and OMR.

 

Pradarshan – Grade XII

Pradarshan – Grade XII

November 3, 2018

Pradarshan for grade XII was an event where students came together to put up one of the best shows ever. There were performances including dance, music and stand-up comedy. It was a welcome change from the academic routine.

- Gayathri, grade XII

Children’s Day

Children’s Day

November 14, 2018

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” The teachers of our school made sure that November 14 was indeed priceless. The air was filled with excitement as all of us milled into the AV Room, decked up all in our fineries. The much-anticipated program began with the two MC’s enjoying a witty to-and-fro before the first act of the morning took place – a dance that beautifully blended tradition with trend as our teachers set a classical dance to the beats of fusion music. Next came a Tamil poem encouraging us to soar, in the language of the verse. This was followed by a well-applauded play that took inspiration from Bahubali with our teachers skilfully playing majestic and hilarious roles. One of our teachers mimicked everyone’s favourite movie stars. Adding to the fun, was a western song rendition by another teacher. The assembly ended with a game that brought us to fits of laughter. It was a special day that brought smiles to our faces and happiness to our hearts. Thank you Acharyas.

- Ananya Vijay Ganesh, grade VIII

A treat for the tiny tots from their Acharyas to celebrate Children’s Day !

Navrathri and Ayudha Pooja

Navrathri and Ayudha Pooja

‘Bommai Golu’ time for the tiny tots of the junior campus

Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering goddess Durga’s victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura to restore and protect dharma. It is considered an auspicious day to start new ventures. This year, to celebrate Vijayadashami, the teachers and the Student Council members attended a pooja in school.

- Ruta Ranjan Khuntia, grade VIII

 

Daan Utsav

Daan Utsav

‘Daan Utsav’, India’s festival of giving, is celebrated across India from October 2-8. The students of grade X who are working on projects related to ‘Hunger and Poverty’, helped organize the arrangements for honouring and serving conservancy workers.

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