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Friends of the Environment

Friends of the Environment

December 11, 2018

The water conservation students of grade VI participated in a seed-ball making session. They determinedly rolled numerous balls made up of a mixture of clay and manure before putting a seed at the centre of each ball. Seed balls are used to restore areas where the natural flora has been destroyed. These seed balls were distributed to the students of grade II to IV on Sports Day.

Sports Day

Sports Day

December 20, 2018

Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam’s 15th Annual Sports Meet happened with a lot of spirit of sportsmanship.  The chief guest, Ms. Varsha Gautham, a national rowing champion hoisted the flag and received salute from the 4 contingents and the student leaders. The sports captains took the oath on behalf of all the participants. This was followed by a yoga demonstration, mass drill and human pyramid formations. The track and field events were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Every house worked towards accumulating points for their team, and the day ended with Agni winning the house cup this year.

Junior Sports Carnival

Sports as a carnival for grades II to IV

Parent Events

Hari Shree parents participated with equal gusto in inter-house badminton, basketball, throw ball, tug of war and track and field events.

Global Citizenship Team in action

‘If you do a task for 21 days, it will become a habit’ – this was the idea behind the 21 day fitness challenge that the students of grade VIII came up with. More than 30 parents accepted the challenge. The best part was the spirited support and campaigning for the 21 day challenge by the grade VI team. They designed and gifted ‘Good Health’ book marks to all those who registered.

The grade XI team gave the crowd a healthy eating option among a sea of tasty but not-so-healthy foods. Cutting, arranging, serving, campaigning…they aced it!

With sweet smiles, our grade VI up-cycling team persuaded visitors to accept food in their hand-made ‘dhonnai’ instead of foil plates.

The grade IX waste management team worked towards reducing litter, managing waste and campaigning among students and parents. A good attempt was made to segregate the waste by providing separate bins for wet and dry waste.

Book Donation Drive

Book Donation Drive

As part of ‘Literacy and Education for All’ project, the students of grade X had conducted a book drive and collected around 1500 books from grades II to XII. The members of the student council worked on identifying the recipients. Some of the books were donated to deserving students through Teach for India, a non profit organization working to educate children from lower income backgrounds. They were also given to a library in Alapuzha which suffered heavy losses during the Kerala floods. Children from the government school nearby will benefit from this library. Some books have also been given to the students of Raja Muthaiah school nearby.

Coffee Meet

Coffee Meet

December 6 and 7, 2018

A new initiative to bring stakeholders together. Coffee meets are wonderful opportunities to understand and align with the vision and direction of the school and interact with the leadership team. Each Coffee meet is planned with a specific theme and topic for discussion. The theme for this meet was exploring culture and fostering accountability in children.

Book Related Activities For Holiday Reading

  • Make a timeline of the important events that are happening in your book. Include important dates and events that took place in the characters lives.
  • Write down three reasons why someone should read your book.
  • Map maker – Draw a map of the book’s setting.
  • Create an award – for each of the main characters based on their actions in the book. One might be awarded “most courageous” for fighting peer pressure, another might be awarded “wisest” for the guidance he or she gave other characters. For each award, write a paragraph that explains why this character deserves this award
  • Scavenger Hunt:
    1. a three-syllable word
    2. the longest word in the book
    3. a word that includes the letters tion
    4. a four-syllable word
    5. an adjective
    6. a word with a prefix
    7. a sentence that includes a simile
    8. rhyming words
    9. synonyms or antonyms

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 !