The teachers of the Primary Section at St. Lawrence started the first day of the new academic year by exploring their true nature. They picked up chits at random and were surprised to see words associated with either their strength or weakness.They also took the responsibility of one teacher to help her throughout the year and empower her. This game prompted everyone to look beyond themselves and add value to their work environment. They also learnt one new sentence in a different language as a way to push their boundaries.
St. Lawrence students and parents smiled together, cooked together and played together on the occasion of Family Day specially organised for the parents of all the campers.It started with a yoga session for all. The couples had great fun playing “the ball between the belly” game. The mothers also tried their hands at the colour code games and enjoyed playing them.The students loved seeing their fathers wearing the chefs hat and cooking. They were fascinated to see their parents behave like kids and were overjoyed with the special time they shared together.Every activity brought an air of gratitude with it. The parents and the students appreciated the school management for organizing such an event which created value throughout the day.
The Lawrentians are aware of the flags of different countries as it is a part of their grade 1 curriculum. The information collected to learn the significance of the flags taught the students more about the symbols and colours depicted on the flags.The students learnt how flags show that we belong to a community, organisation or nation and that we share beliefs, goals, rules and regulations. They also made small maps and revised the significant monuments of the country. Some paper plates were used to make fish and were decorated with paper cups.
On the 9th day of the summercamp at St. Lawrence the world religions were explored as a GK topic. The students learned to identify different houses of worship such as churches, mosques, temples and gurudwaras.They cut out and colored symbols of each faith and made flowers with the petals on which they wrote what they learnt from all religions. The main aim of this topic was that the children respect each other, understand that every religion ultimately exists for the happiness of human beings and brings peace .Apart from this the students also washed their own laundry and played a brain activation game ‘Elephants never forget’. The fork painting was the best part of the art class.
Never Give Up, Never Give in - We at St Lawrence believe in this, so from the age of 6 the students are told stories of individuals who fight failure until they succeed . The video clips brought alive these stories for the students and they could relate to each person.Children tend to give up easily, but after listening to such experiences they develop the courage to work on themselves again.There also was an activity where students were given a plant, small toy animals and a bird. They had to take care of another life and be responsible for it. They realised how difficult this task is and developed a sense of respect for their parents and teachers.
Old magazine cut outs were stuck as collage work on cardboards randomly above which black paper stencils were imprinted. These pretty frames gave a 3D look. The students described what their art work is about.The children painted some pebbles to create artistic paper weights. Additionally they were made to work on their day to day skills such as tying a shoelace which children find difficult between the ages of 6 to 9.Every small challenge of the children was addressed and they were helped to overcome it. The smile on the faces after completing the task was admirable.
There is always room for dessert in ones life and in this heat the best sweet to indulge in is ice cream!At St. Lawrence, the Mothers’ Cooking activity concluded with refreshing ice creams. Chocolate, pistachio, guava, vanilla, pan, strawberry were some among the many flavours that they prepared. Fruits were added to give a natural taste to the ice creams.Every mother involved herself in making different types of ice cream. The mothers relished the mouth watering ice creams and were very grateful to The school for organizing the cooking workshop for them.
The session began with learning to read the map of India. The students discovered how the differing climate of each area affects the kind of sports played there. They also discussed the various sports of India and saw some video clips of the same.Then they played some outdoor games as well.Lastly, they collected some earthen pots and sketched beautiful pictures on them. The parents appreciated the pots displayed by the students.
In the camp held at St. Lawrence High School during the summer the students were trained to groom themselves. At an early age the kids were made aware of personal hygiene and dental care.Apart from this, colour coded games were also played. The students also made colourful honey bees from the waste bottles. Few countries were introduced to the students to acquaint them about their specialties and culture.It was a day full of practical learning.
The cooking workshop for mothers at St.Lawrence dealt with delicious and decorative cakes. The baking went on for 4 hours with all types of incredible cakes, with delicate icing and multiple layers.The mothers were overwhelmed with the preparation of so many various types of cakes for different occasions. They all relished the full-flavoured and yummy cakes with their kids and took back some happy memories as well.
On Day 3 of the Summer Camp held in St. Lawrence the teachers taught the students how to understand the internal weather of their body, soul and mind. How to settle the internal weather and be calm.In small groups the children got charged up playing the treasure hunt game and looked for the treasure to win gifts. Videos of famous personalities of the world motivated the students to excel in academics too.
Today's generation indulges way too much in technology and mobiles and tabs. So for Day 2 of the Summer Camp back to back breathing was the focus of the day. Brain activation games related to logical thinking were arranged.Indian Monuments were the center of attraction and the students recycled the plastic bottles and made a rabbit pencil stand. A small step of the Lawrentians towards global warming.
At St. Lawrence High School the mothers of the students donned the chef’s hat to learn how to cook. They learnt how to make different kinds of gravies such as - green, golden and white - from Ms. Bhakti. They also learnt how to prepare Kulchas and Parathas and garlic naans and pulav. At the end of the session they tasted their various preparations and relished each and every one of them. It was a fun-filled activity and involving the moms was a special experience for our school.
Day 1 of The Lawrentian Centre Of Creative Learning started for the students of Grade 1,2,3 with vivid activities this year. There was a Self-Learning centre which started with the five finger relaxation activity. The brain activation game helped the students learn how to discern, hypothesise, compare, classify and question assumptions effectively. The G.K. session started with natural disasters and the remedies to them .
Yet another year of happiness came to a close at St.Lawrence. For the Open House, we prepared a wall art shaped like wings which symbolised how our students are all set to soar into a new year of accomplishments.It was a day when we acknowledged all their efforts of the previous year while also setting expectations for the year to come. The teachers felt bittersweet as they bid adieu to their little students whom they cared for all year. We at St.Lawrence wish everyone Happy Holidays!
Natural resources are a gift to mankind and we need to use them appropriately.The paper theme teaches the Grade 1 Lawrentian students to use less paper and recycle and reuse it. How paper is made from timber and the process of chipping wood in the machine by adding chemicals and removing the lignin to make different types of paper is learnt by the students.On the culminating day of the theme the students revised all the steps and made their own paper. This theme and activity helped the students to understand that even something like paper which is used daily by us is made with so much effort.
We at St. Lawrence believe that every child is unique. We always acknowledge the students for the efforts they make throughout the year.In every class the students are praised and awarded based on their strengths. Further, the best class is selected on the basis of their behavior, conduct with the people around, ability to follow rules, respect towards their peers, teachers, parents and resources.This year too, the best class was awarded with a golden star and a token of appreciation was given by our Trustee Col.Vijay Datta . The students were exhilarated and wrote thank you letters to the Management .Praising a child is always worth the effort as it builds the child’s self-respect and confidence .
The Lawrentian students of Grade 1 study different authors throughout the year. A culminating day was organised for the students where all the author study boards were displayed. The students had to pick the author they liked the most. There also was a display of all those books by the authors which the students had studied over the year.The kids wrote which was their favourite book, author’s name and what they learnt from that book. A complete recap about the author helped to refresh the knowledge gained by the students throughout the year. The teachers felt proud to see their young learners recount the year’s learning.
We at St. Lawrence believe that by including some fun in learning, we can succeed at imparting a wholesome education.Hence while teaching fractions to our young learners we made them divide a sandwich into equal parts to make them relate to the concept better. The teachers helped the children to understand that fractions are simply numbers that fall between whole numbers. Getting children to see the space between whole numbers was a great first step towards understanding fractions.Similarly by showing a ruler or measuring tape it was easier for the students to learn “parts of a whole.” The students were introduced to the jargon of Fractions like - Numerator, Denominator, proper Fraction - a fraction that is less than 1, Improper Fraction: a fraction that is greater than 1, Fractions on a Number Line and so on.Chapattis, sandwiches , papers and tick tacks were used to show the division of whole objects into fractions. Such experiments ensured a thorough understanding of the concept.
The Grade 3 students of St.Lawrence High School celebrated a Graduation Day ceremony with their mothers and teachers. The school management organised an event for the students because now they will move on to higher classes and a different section of the school.Graduation hats were made by the teachers. The students of grade 2 sang a beautiful song for the 3rd graders. A skit, focusing on respect for mothers was performed by the teachers.A walk down memory lane was presented to the mothers in the form of an audio visual presentation . All the moms were overwhelmed seeing pictures of the students smiling, enjoying and having fun in school. A few mothers surprised the students by enthusiastically performing a well choreographed dance . Each mother presented the graduation hats to their own child.Every aspect of this day was joyful and heart warming for everyone.
The Student Council plays an important role of bridging the gap between the student body and the school authorities. It is an opportunity to learn organizational and leadership skills and promotes democratic values. Towards this goal every year a new set of students are appointed to be members of the Student Council. The Student Council for the year 2019-2020 was invested with their roles and responsibilities in an Oath Ceremony. The members of the newly elected council determined to live upto the values of the school and fulfill their responsibilities with wisdom, courage and compassion. The members of the outgoing council shared their experience and expressed their gratitude to the school management for giving them this learning opportunity. The Managing Trustee and Founder Principal of the school, Ms. Summan Datta congratulated the students and asked them to be responsible in their acts, show their talents and prowess yet always remain humble. The ceremony was witnessed by parents, students and teachers of the school.
The students of St. Lawrence used the 3 R's to fight global warming. Every student determined to Recycle, Reduce and Reuse the things around them. The students of Grade 1 made posters of how we can reuse newspapers, bottles, boxes and wedding cards.The students of grade 2 and 3 made posters about how the earth is affected because of our negligence. The students recycled waste bottles, Cds, boxes and waste paper to make piggy banks, decorative material, pen stands and paper animals. This initiative was taken to inculcate the importance of the 3 R's so that right from a tender age they learn to reduce the consumption of all valuable natural resources. If they start reusing things and restrict wastage, or take to recycling trash, they can make a substantial impact on reducing the alarming problem of human waste.
The students, teachers and parents of St. Lawrence High School together celebrated the festival of colours. Welcoming spring is all about gearing up for a new beginning. The students of Grade 1 , 2 ,3 determined to burn all the negativity and forget about all the bygones.Just like spring brings back all colours to nature after a short spell of hibernation, the students vowed to focus only on the positives. They also determined to accept each others uniqueness because just like the colours of holi each of us is a different shade. However all together we make for a vibrant family.Grade 1 students made banners about “Save water” and “Use eco friendly colours”. The students of Grade 2 and 3 penned down their negativities on paper and burnt them in the holika fire. They also cleaned the school surrounding and celebrated a fun filled and beautiful looking holi.
At St. Lawrence the students of Grade 1 displayed products made from Leather on the culminating day of their Leather theme. For the whole month the students studied the process of manufacturing Leather products.The students were taught the step wise process of how the skin of dead animals is removed and cleaned with lime bath. The hide is then softened with a pumice stone. They saw videos of leather making and the flash cards helped the students to grasp the steps.By the end of the theme each student could confidently explain to their peers, every step of how leather is made from scratch.
Hula hoops are a commonly used toy for children. However the Lawrentian students of Grade 1 were in for a surprise when we decided to learn Venn Diagrams with these hoops. They learned about the similarities and differences between endangered species with the help of this real-life Venn diagram. They also drew the Venn diagram in their books.This activity enabled students to organise information visually so that they are able to internalise the relationships between two or three sets of items. The fact that they were doing this using an implement which they usually play with is what piqued their interest the most and kept them attentive.
The students of St. Lawrence experienced yet another unique method of learning - this time self-directed! The teachers didn’t give any instructions while the students made some chaat as a part of the no flame cooking activity.Complete freedom of choosing the ingredients and deciding each step was given to the students. This activity promoted a natural development of self-confidence, initiative, perseverance and satisfaction in the students. It also helped to build self-belief in the children because they knew they had the scope to learn from their own errors.The teachers were left pleasantly surprised with the outcome of the activity and with the independence the students demonstrated.
Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust organised a distribution camp at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. As a part of this camp, 50 Prosthetic Limbs, 1200 garments and 10,000 educational books were distributed to schools, colleges and NGOs. Sipra Engineers Pvt. Ltd. was also a part of this initiative. Mr. Vandan Shah, the MD of Sipra Engineers presided over the programme. We are extremely privileged to be associated with these two organizations which echo our belief of looking beyond our ownselves and making an effort to encourage and support others in whichever way we can. Together we vow to take this programme to greater extents in Nashik District.
Acquisition of knowledge is done through many unconventional methods at St. Lawrence. We believe in making every day as dynamic as possible. For example an Empowering English lesson was turned into a dramatic corner where the students of Grade 1 used puppets to narrate a story. It helped to stimulate imagination, boost confidence in speaking and reading and also involved group participation and hand motor skills as they use their hands and fingers to move the puppets. The students had a great time as they role played the characters of the story by voicing them through the puppets. It was a unique learning experience.
The Grade 1 students of St. Lawrence study all the continents and their countries as a part of their Geography curriculum . They learn about some of the National Symbols of the country and about the culture of the people. This shapes their perspective and teaches them respect for the dissimilarities between cultures. Every month a country is selected from the globe for detailed study. This month they picked Japan. They wore the kimono ( the traditional attire of Japan), learnt that the highest point in Japan is Mount Fuji and also acted like a Sumo. The teachers answered all the curious questions of the students and the students enjoyed getting to know a civilisation so different from their own.
By the age of three, most kids understand that money can be exchanged for something they want. The Grade 1 teachers of St. Lawrence High School collected some old coins and displayed them for the students of Grade 1 and 2. The students were curious about how money comes in different shapes and sizes and in metal and paper. They learnt that different units of money have different values that can be used to pay for different things. The students of Grade 1 discovered that the designs made on the back and the front of every note is different. The Grade 2 students also assimilated the modern techniques of transaction of money and they pasted on charts the medium that they would use to pay in malls, while travelling, or for groceries. Thus the students were introduced to debit cards, credit cards, cheques and online banking.
The students of Grade 1, 2 and 3 participated in a spelling Bee Competition held in school. It helped the students to read the high frequency words and spell them with the proper pronunciation. The words are displayed every day in the classroom on their word wall to help them read often . The parents played an active part in helping the children prepare for this competition. To further reinforce learning the students had to use these words in sentences by writing something relevant about them. The winners of the Spelling Bee Competition from Grade 1 were First Position: Abhinav Maurya Second Position: Siya Jha Third Position: Samarth Borade Fourth Position: Pranav Yeole. The winners of Grade 2 were: First Position: Nirmal Sonawane. Second Position: Devansh Patil Third Position: Samyak Kale Fourth Position: Shravani Salunke And the winners of Grade 3 were: First Position: Maheshwari Shindode Second Position: Mohd. Sufiyaan Shaikh Third Position: Chaitanya Reddy. Congratulations to all the finalists and Bravo to the winners !!
The little Lawrentians begin to learn about India from the very beginning of their school life. They learn about the North , South , East and West regions of India, the languages spoken in them, their culture, their attire and their diet. They learn these things through flashcards or other visual aids. The teachers discuss with them the Gir forest in Gujarat with 300 Asiatic lions and also how Onam is celebrated in Orissa. The students are made aware of the neighboring states and their importance, so that they respect the culture, people and environmental conditions present in different regions in different ways. This is done to make the students realize how there can be unity in diversity and a harmonious existence of different kinds of people.
At Lawrence the students of Grade 1 tried their hand at experiments to discover why milk changes its colour, why the magnet sticks to some metals and why the eggs sink sometimes and float at other times.The students were given the required material to experiment with and find tanswers to all their questions. They learnt how scientists work on their experiments, draw the results and share findings with each other.Such science experiments pique the curiosity of the students, motivate them to ask questions, find solutions and come up with new inventions.
The students of Grade 1 of St. Lawrence High School made chocolates. Children love chocolate in any form . The complete process of melting the chocolate, pouring the liquid into the molds and decorating them was a fun filled one.The process gave the students great joy. The hand made chocolates were sent to everybody for tasting which made all the little chefs very proud. The students experienced how fulfilling it is to create something and then share it.
The students of class 8 did a wonderful job of teaching the village school students the basics of English and Maths in their previous visits to the school. To make the last visit of the year memorable, fun and unique in its learning, the class 8 students prepared themselves to teach the children at the village school the art of flower decoration, book binding, paper quilling, various printing methods with colours and fruit and vegetable carving. All of these activities were new and a novel experience for the students of the village school. These visits have been overwhelming experiences for our students for they have learnt to be grateful for things and people they took for granted earlier.
As part of the Brain Teaser Activities which were conducted all through this academic year for the students of class 4, a Story Mate Activity was organized for the students. The students were given a story in bits and pieces. They had to, together as a group, arrange these bits and pieces into a meaningful story and then rewrite the story with their own twists and additions. The activity was immensely enjoyed by all students.
An interesting activity which emphasised on the need for discipline and good behaviour was organized for the students of class 6. A group of students performed a short skit wherein they made an effort to sensitize their classmates on the importance of respecting everyone and everything and how to lead a disciplined life themselves. The students also made cards to confess their mistakes and aplogize to those who they have hurt knowingly or unknowingly. The activity helped the students learn the importance of forgiving and being tolerant.
The Marathi Department of our school organized an enriching cultural programme on the occasion of Marathi Din. The richness of the language was brought to the fore with speeches, skits and a powada presented by the students. The traditional attire donned by the students added colour to the occasion. The cultural heritage of the language was explained by the teachers to help students connect to their roots. The students and teachers also prayed for the safety of the soldiers protecting our motherland and paid gratitude to the Armed Forces for the myriad sacrifices they make for the country and her citizens.
The Annual Day of St. Lawrence School is a moment of celebration where each and every child gets an opportunity to participate on stage. It is a joyous occasion, which we all look forward to. The students of Grade 1,2&3 enacted and performed in the programme "Once Upon A Time" which was based on fairy tales and popular characters from children’s films and books. The event was choreographed by Atul Narang and team and the basic plot was about 4 children who have forgotten the importance of family, relationships, bonding and instead are chasing love and validation in the virtual world. The aim was to help the children realize, through the experiences of these characters, the value of the family in our lives. It also was to develop in the children a love for books and to understand that in the end it’s the heart that matters, because the heart is what makes you ‘Te Fiti, the life giving mother’ and its absence turns you into ‘Te Ka, the demon of ultimate destruction’.For the parents it was a matter of great pride to watch their children on the stage. The parents were delighted and also thankful to school for inculcating important values through fun, drama and dance. It was an extravaganza for the teachers, students and the supporting staff as their hardwork behind the scenes manifested into a marvelous show.
We at St. Lawrence believe that we don’t need a specific “day” to celebrate love and that we should do so every day. Hence we discussed the concept of love and friendship with our students.Our heart is full of love and kindness and we should express our feelings to our parents, teachers, and friends more often. The students of grade 1,2,3 made small hearts and wrote lovely messages on it.On 14th February the kids gifted the cards to their mom, dad and their near and dear ones. This act helped the children understand that a Valentine can be anyone special in one’s life. After going home the students promised to spend time with their families and reduce their TV and screen time.
Last week, the Lawrentian students of Grade 1 and 2 gathered on the ground at 2.00 pm to note what all things go on around school during their lesson time. Then at 4.00 pm they came down again to note what was happening two hours later at different places of the school. They then went to class to write down a time-wise schedule of what they saw. Through this activity they learned the significance of time and how everyone follows their own routine as per the hands of the clock. In addition, an activity based on time was conducted with the students of Grade 1 in which they formed their own clock with short and long hands. In pairs they demonstrated time in both the digital and analogue formats.There also was a dice game to make them manoeuver the hands of the clock they made. Thus they grasped the concept of time and its important role in our lives by doing such fun learning activities.
At St.Lawrence we value the bond of Father and child and in order to celebrate this bond a special “Daddy’s Day out” was organised. Only the fathers were invited with their respective child to the school and together they had to complete an activity. They made beautiful posters, on the subject “We believe St. Lawrence Stands For ...................” and completed the sentence with their ideas.The fathers were really touched by this gesture of the school and thoroughly enjoyed spending such quality time with their children. This fun filled day played and important role in strengthening the father - child bond.
This year’s funfair theme was “Fairy Tales”The life size characters of different fairy tales welcomed the students and parents. All of them were awestruck while entering the huge castle at the entrance of the fair . The kids were super excited to see Harry Potter at the Magic show. As the students entered the huge open book door they were transported into the world of games . Characters from various stories welcomed them to playing games like ( add games) and and the Obstacle game where they had to help Cinderella find her shoe.Outside in the shed they could get their nails and faces painted and make masks, crowns and book marks for themselves. Delicacies made by their own teachers were mouth watering and the marshmallows, chocolate balls and chococupcakes were a hit! There was livel music played by the DJ which set the mood of the fair.The idea if the fair was to acquaint students with various characters from famous books and encourage students to read . A special book browsing corner was readied and books were given to the kids to for browsing .
The Lawrentian family came together to celebrate the 70th Republic Day. The National Flag was hoisted by the Trustee, Col Vijaykumar Data. Sir advised students to work hard and strive to excel in the age of cut throat competition. He also encouraged the students to be responsible because each one of them has a role to play in the growth and development of the nation. As a part of the programme, the students expressed their views on what it means to be a citizen of a republican country, how they can help strengthen the republican values and what their responsibilities are in ensuring the country lives upto the values of our Constitution. The school choir presented various songs and raised the patriotic fervour in all. The students learnt why Republic Day is celebrated, the difference between Independence Day and Republic Day and also about the Indian Constitution. Students of classes 1 to 5 carried out art and craft activities based on National Symbols . The students made a collage of national symbols around the national flag, the puppets of the National Animal, Tiger was made with the paper bags and cute book marks depicting national symbols were made with recycled cutouts of card sheets They also made their own slogans on saving the environment. The students of class 3 wrote letters to soldiers thanking them for their sacrifices for the nation and its people. The aim of these activities is to help imbibe in the students a sense of pride towards the country, gratitude towards all those whose tireless efforts have made the country what it is today and to help the students to realise their responsibilities.
The 100th day party was celebrated in St.Lawrence School once the students completed 100 working days of school. Since day 1 of school they count their working days in various different methods like through ordinal numbers or through skip counts. Thus by the end of the 100 days they have mastered many academic concepts as well.They reflected back on what all they had achieved over this time period and also decided on fresh goals. The students of Grade 3 read 100 story books during this time period. The students of Grade 2 made a chart of 100 things they would like to do by the end of the academic year in school. There also was a competition conducted for all the students to write maximum words in 100 seconds.The children were asked to dress up like 100 year old people and imagine what they would be like at 100 years of age. Teachers made crowns, tiaras and fancy goggles as souvenirs for every child which they happily showed to their parents.
The first festival of the year - Makar Sankrant - was celebrated in St. Lawrence High School. The students of Grade 1 made laddoos with jaggery which is essential for our body in the winter season. The students of grade 2 and 3 made kites and wrote beautiful messages to the universe. The messages read, “Thank you for all the seasons. Thank you for colourful flowers, fruits and vegetables. We promise to take care of the environment. We are responsible for the environment around us.” The students were very excited to fly these kites in the universe.The teachers inculcated the importance of using a safe thread while flying the kites and also the overall safety of flying the kites in the an open area. They were explained that security and safety were mandatory for a celebration to be happy and joyous.
The students of classes 4 and 5 celebrated the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti by making and flying beautiful kites. The celebration also involved understanding the reason why Makar Sankrant is celebrated. The students also learnt how the festival was traditionally celebrated by the farmers. They gleefully went about trying to save their kites and soar them high up in the sky.
The girl guides of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College are given basic training in varied vocations. Throughout the year the guides are trained in basics of cooking, stitching, taught how to make flowers, rangoli, mehendi and so on . Recently, the guides tried their hands at making sandwiches. The innovation and experiment they brought into making sandwiches was refreshing. The aim of conducting this training is to help provide holistic development and make the girls self reliant .
At St. Lawrence the parents of the Grade 2 students were invited to learn more about Table etiquette. This was done as a segment of Groom Shoom.Basic habits like how to talk to the waiter, how to ask for more curry or vegetables, how to eat the food without making noise and how not to run around the table were covered by the teachers with proper demonstrations.Some parents wanted to take steps for improving the behavior of their kids at restaurants or at others houses. This was a perfect method to deal with the issue.The students enjoyed having their parents around while learning at school. When parents join in the learning process it not only becomes fun but also facilitates the child’s growth and development.
After a festive and fantastic end to 2018, the Lawrentian students are back to work and are focusing all their energies towards the new year. And what better way to do this than to set some New Year’s resolutions!The students of Grade 1,2,3 of St. Lawrence High School made their commitments for the year 2019. They were explained that any big achievement always begins with a strong determination, which maps out our path of growth and progress. The teachers planned interesting activities to convey to the students that none of us are perfect . We now have 365 new chances to better ourselves and tap our highest potential.Thus the students began their year with positivity and courage.
The teachers of St. Lawrence enjoyed their first day of school after the Christmas break. The chilly winter morning began with the teachers sharing their resolutions for the new year.The teachers paid gratitude to St. Lawrence and they also thanked each other for their helpful and supportive attitude. They apologised to each other in case of having unknowingly hurt each other in the past year and made a determination to begin this year with a blank slate. With lighter and happier hearts they all embraced each other.It was on this positive note that we rung in the New Year!
The teachers of St. Lawrence enjoyed their first day of school after the Christmas break.The chilly winter morning began with the teachers sharing their resolutions for the new year.The teachers paid gratitude to St. Lawrence and they also thanked each other for their helpful and supportive attitude. They apologised to each other in case of having unknowingly hurt each other in the past year and made a determination to begin this year with a blank slate. With lighter and happier hearts they all embraced each other.A game was organised where two teachers were partners and one had to guide the other to her destination while the other was blindfolded. This game was symbolic of how we are each others best support and guides. It imbibed a sense of team spirit in the teachers and also helped to improve their communication.It was on this positive note that we rung in the New Year!
The much awaited Annual Sports Day was held on Tuesday, 11.12.2018, with great zeal, excitement and enthusiasm. The programme began with the Grade 3 student, Master Prajwal welcoming the esteemed guests and emphasising the importance of sports in a child's life.The students displayed a Song and a dance performance, mesmerising the audience with their energetic show. Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes.The whole day was a huge success with some amazing individual results and performances.The parent races were successfully held due to all our sporting parents. Parents competed in, Make over of my better half, Ball between the bellies and the Three legged race. Certificates and Medals were given to the finalists and parents were awarded with gifts.The hard work and efforts of the entire Lawrentian team paid off and the Sports Day was a stupendous success.
The students of Grade 1, 2 and 3 of St.Lawrence High School had the second workshop on ‘Good Touch Bad Touch’. The difference between a good and bad touch should be taught to children in their early years itself.This activity helps the students to deal with bad experiences with confidence instead of feeling guilty and hiding it. Education should always help the students to be courageous in every way. We at St. Lawrence always take care of the happiness of the children.The children were shown videos where other kids just like them face an uncomfortable experience and respond to it in the correct manner. The teachers spoke to the children about how if they experience any of this then they should follow the steps taught in the workshop.
The students of Grade 1,2,3 were the center of attraction during the open house at St. Lawrence High School. They presented to the parents some basic concepts learnt by them in Term 1.There were different stations of different academic topics and the students demonstrated what they had learnt through explanations and real life examples to the audience. This helped them to revise and apply their learning and gave them confidence to speak to a large audience.The parents were very proud to see their own and other children speak so well. This was the biggest proof of the effective learning strategies that we apply in our classrooms, maybe even more so than all “A”s on report cards.
Our students brought in the festive spirit of Diwali with beautiful creations of Diyas and Lanterns. The students used their creativity and turned the plain Diyas into beautiful traditionally decorated lights . Innovative trends were evident t in the material and pattern of the lanterns that the students created . The entire school lit up with the talent and ingenuity of the students' handiwork. The students were also made aware of the hazards of bursting crackers and the traditional ways of celebrating Diwali. The students pledged to have a cracker-free Diwali.
At St. Lawrence the students begin their cooking lessons right from Grade 1. The students engage in tactile experiences such as handling food ingredients and involving all their senses. The actions of kneading, chopping, tossing and pouring develop the students’ fine motor without them being aware of it. And most importantly indulging in cooking reduces their screen time.Our students made no-bake cookies, potato pennies and pancakes. The third graders had a cooking competition of making healthy bhel. The students surprised the teachers and the mothers who judged the competition. The students were elated and every one was extremely proud of the cooking skills they exhibited.
The significance of the nine days of the Navratri Mohatsav was explored by the students of St.Lawrence. They were taught how to win over their weaknesses.The 2nd graders gave their negative qualities a form and a face and drew them on paper. Then they destroyed these faces which symbolised a defeat of good over evil. Similarly the grade 3 students drew a symbolic Ravan with 10 faces depicting 10 of their weakness and negativities. They determined to stay away from these bad traits and habits.Thus they were taught how to cleanse their minds and spirits in the course of these 9 days.
The students of Grade 1 were shown some flash cards and few models of the National symbols of India. The classes were conducted in the audio video room so that the students could see the national symbols for themselves. The teachers explained to the students that the National symbols of a country are like a reflection of it and are chosen with much thought.The national animal, tiger symbolises power; the national flower, lotus symbolises purity; the national tree, banyan symbolises immortality, the national bird, peacock symbolises elegance and the national fruit, mango symbolises the tropical climate of India.The students also learnt about the national emblem of India which depicts four lions standing back to back, symbolising power, courage, pride and confidence. Exposure to these national symbols helped children develop a sense of patriotism and belonging to their country.
At St. Lawrence the theme of the month was Pots on Wheels which was a guide on how to make pots.The students of Grade 1 started learning step 1 by digging the clay and cleaning it with a sieve. They completed the wedging and the pots were shaped and left to dry in damp room and put into bisque firing. Every step was practically handled by the kids.They also made other articles out of clay with the help of the Potter who works in the school. It was spectacular to see our children moulding marvellous objects of their own. This activity helped to develop their hand motor skill and also assimilate the knowledge of art.
The students of Grade 2 used standard units to measure objects like paperclips, spoons , forks and pencils at one station and dimensions like the height of the table, door and chairs at the other station. They also measured the length, width and height of the car. They used rulers and measurement tapes to record the numbers.The students first estimated the distance and then the actual measurement was taken and noted in the books. This activity allowed the students to practically understand the units and their usage and also to make accurate predictions
The students of class IV in their effort to raise awareness on various environmental issues like, water scarcity, pollution of various kinds, hazards of using plastic and such, made life size posters. The students brought alive the pictures with striking colours. The activity served as a great opportunity for the students to imbibe values of co-ordination and co-operation as the entire group had to work together on one poster. It also gave a platform for the students to exhibit their creativity .
The class 7 students bubbled with excitement at the idea of growing their favourite vegetable, 'Mr. Potato'. They began the potato growing activity by watching a video on how potatoes grow.The students then proceeded to their kitchen garden to implement their newly acquired knowledge. The students were also given a demonstration before they set to work.The students filled crates with soil and added manure to it and planted potatoes in them. The students also planted coriander and fenugreek in trays.The students understood how much water and sunlight each vegetable required.It was an exciting and learning experience for the students.
The students and teachers of class 6 of our school went on a rally to spread awareness about diseases like Dengue, Malaria and Chikanguniya.The students came up with catchy slogans and informative skits to make the general public aware of ways to prevent these diseases as well as the measures to be adopted if one contracts them.5 different groups of students along with their teachers went to the residential areas surrounding the school and urged people to be careful and to keep themselves safe from these diseases.
A field trip was arranged for the students of Grade 2 of St.Lawrence High School, to Yashwantrao Chavan planetarium on 25th and 26th September, in order to enlighten them about the concepts related to the solar system.The students were shown the movie “Stars of the Pharaohs” which showcased the arrangement of planets, constellations and stars and other interesting facts about the galaxy. The Planetarium had a large, round dome shaped roof. Inside the Planetarium was a large, dark auditorium.The students were eager to see the planets and stars. They got to know that there were rocks made of ice floating in Saturn’s rings. They were awestruck to see the Milky Way and our Solar System looking so real. The entire tour of space was as good as really being in space. It was truly an entertaining learning experience.
“Thank you” is a small word but it means a lot. At St. Lawrence the students paid their gratitude to their Bus Uncles and aunties. The students of Grade 2 made gratitude cards for them. The students of Grade 1 and 3 made a special mentioned of how hard the bus staff works for the safety of the students and how they always lend a helping hand to the students. This gesture of the students brought a smile on the faces of the uncles and aunties and they were overwhelmed.Through this activity the students were made aware of how everyone in school works as a team to ensure the smooth functioning of their regular school day. They also understood the importance of respecting every individual.
This year, while we at St. Lawrence celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi again and sought His blessings, we also went beyond the rites and rituals and tried to imbibe in our children the qualities that Lord Ganesha symbolises- a large head showing the ability to think big; large ears meaning the discipline to listen more and absorb wisdom; a small mouth meaning talking less; a big belly showing the endurance to digest all things life has to offer to us and a flexible trunk symbolising the ability to be adjusting and open minded.The students of Grade 1, 2 and 3 enjoyed the Ganpati festival in the school and drew the idol in their art book. They also wrote down the significance of the big ears, small mouth, the trunk and the big belly. The kids decorated their Ganesha and promised to be more like him.
The students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College have always achieved success in different arenas of sports and this time Lawretian Karatekas achieved laurels in the Karate matches organized by DSO. Mst. Shrirang Kshirsagar(U-14) and Mst. Harshal Patil(U-17) won Gold Medals and have been selected to compete at the Division Level.Mst. Daksh Gupta(U-17) also bagged a Silver Medal.
The students of class X of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated a 5 day long eco-friendly Ganesh Utsav. The preparations for welcoming the Elephant headed God began weeks ago with the students devoting themselves to making their own idol from shadu mati. The students used waste material and fresh flowers to decorate the pandal for Bappa keeping in the eco-friendly nature of celebration. The school grounds reverberated with Ganesh aarti each morning and evening as the entire school joined in to worship their beloved Ganpati Bappa. After worshipping the Lord for 5 days, Lawrentians bid adieu to him. The idol was immersed in a big tub.The annual celebration serves many purposes. It helps to inculcate religious tolerance and the need to celebrate with responsibility in the students as well teaches them how to effectively utilize time, manpower and money as the students conduct the event independently with minimal supervision from teachers.
Shared reading is one of the most important activities that we do at St. Lawrence. Level wise books are shared and read together by the students. The kids choose their ambience to pore over the books. They enjoy reading them loudly and they also love going through the colourful illustrations. Reading books helps them to improve their vocabulary and also at this young age they understand that every book has a title, an introduction, a middle, a problem and a solution. Reading is a human being’s best friend and what better way to do this than with all our other friends in class.
Children are born with an insatiable curiosity and we at St. Lawrence believe in feeding this inherent quality. We make sure to introduce science experiments to the students right from Grade 1.Every week our little scientists scientists use milk, soda, vineger, food colour and many more handy kitchen material to discover why milk changes its colour, why vineger fizzes on mixing with baking soda and other such daily phenomena which are taken for granted.These experiments allow the students to logically understand the basic nature of their environment and also enable them to experiment and learn.
A grand Hindi Diwas celebration was organized at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College by the Hindi Department of the school. The important role which our national language plays was highlighted in the form of a song and speech. The students portrayed the need to respect and empower women through an emotional skit and dance. The achievements of Indian women in various sectors was also presented. The students mesmerized everyone with their captivating performance. Ms. Summan Datta, Managing Trustee and Founder Principal appreciated the efforts of the students and teachers and advised the students that they must always respect women as they are the creators and nurturers of the universe.
An inter-school competition was organized by St. Lawrence High School and Junior College to commemorate World Ozone Day. The competition, ‘I, Too, Can Make A Difference’ comprised of an Elocution, Poster-Making and Quiz on Nature and Environment. 15 schools enthusiastically participated in this event. The function was presided over by the Collector and District Magistrate of Nashik, Mr. Radhakrishnan. Mr. Prafull Sawant judged the poster making competition whereas Mr. Dushyant Wadivkar judged the elocution competition. The team from Symbiosis School bagged the Overall Trophy by winning the 1st position in the Elocution Competition and winning the 2nd position in the Quiz and Poster Making Competition. The team from Wisdom High International School(Rameshwar Nagar)won the 1st position in the Poster Making Competition and the team from Horizon Academy, Gangapur Road bagged the 1st Prize in the Quiz Competition. A video comprising of the song ‘Hariyali Rahegi’ was also launched on the occasion. This video is one of the steps undertaken by the Lawrentian Fraternity to spread the message of environment conservation. Mr. Radhakrishnan appreciated the efforts undertaken by St. Lawrence School to educate the youth on the need to conserve the environment and bring the wave of change required to ensure we leave a healthy planet for the future generations. Ms. Summan Datta, Managing Trustee and Founder Principal told the students that the aim of conducting the competition isn’t only winning but to make the students aware of their responsibility towards Mother Nature. Ma’am also said that it may seem an impossible task but if we truly believe, even we as individuals can bring about the required change. With events like this we hope to empower the youth with the idea that they need to start taking responsibility and contribute towards creating a healthier planet because the buck stops with me……the change begins with me.
The staff and students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated the birthday of the Founder of their school, Mrs Suman Datta with zest, energy and enthusiasm. Hearts of the students and teachers were overflowing with love and emotions. The students expressed their gratitude in the form of poems, speeches, songs and a dance. The air reverberated with the sound of children joyfully singing 'Happy Birthday' for their beloved Ma'am. The students spoke about the various characteristics of Ma'am which they admire and would like to imbibe in their lives. Ma'am in her address to the students thanked the students and teachers for showering her with so much love and affection. She told the students that they must always love and respect their parents as we become what we become because of their efforts and blessings. She also asked the students to give their best in whatever they do and always be happy.
Lawrentians have always been passionate about conserving the environment. A variety of activities are organized to give the students an opportunity to do their bit towards nature conservation. The annual tree plantation is one such activity. The students of class IX planted 300 saplings on a hilltop in the village adopted by the Lawrentian Family. The aim is to imbibe in the students a sense of responsibility towards the well being of the planet.
The smile on the face of the students of Rachna Trust Ashram School, Dhondegoan was heart warming when the Lawrentians paid them a visit. The Lawrentians of grade 3 interacted with the students of the Ashram school and they exchanged thoughts and ideas . The Lawrentians taught them etiquettes, greetings and magic words. They also gifted them with necessities like toothbrushes and toothpastes.It was a humbling experience for our students to see how these children are so happy even without having a TV to watch or mobiles to play with. Our students learnt how live a disciplined life and how to find happiness every situation in life. The trip helped the children to understand the value of the things that they take for granted on a daily basis . Thus the visit had some sharing and a lot of learning.
The Lawrentians eagerly look forward to the Founder's Day each year. It is the day when the students express their heartfelt gratitude to the Founder Principal, Summan Ma'am.This year the students of Grade 1 welcomed Ma'am with a lovely speech and made her a golden crown. The students of Grade 3 described what values they have learnt from her. They promised her that they would respect everyone around them, save water and electricity and become the best in everything they do.The students of Grade 2 sung the birthday song. The students were exuberant and enjoyed the day with Ma'am. Summan Ma'am thanked them and was overwhelmed by their gesture.
The Grade 1 students of St. Lawrence learnt the step wise process of how the milk they drink reaches their doorstep. For one whole month they were exposed to these interesting steps in the processing of milk. The students and the teachers made cheese, butter and various other dishes from milk. Every step came with a video, flashcards and projects. After absorbing all the information the students were able to explain all the steps on their own. The value of taking care of the animals and not hurting them and understanding the importance of the milk in our lives was the focus of the activity.
'Celebrate with Responsibility’ has always been a Lawrentian motto . With this in mind, a Ganpati Making Workshop is conducted for the students every year. This year, the workshop was organised for the parents as well as the students of class VI. Together parents and children created their own Lord Ganesha from shadu mati. It was an engaging activity wherein the parents bonded with the children while showcasing their creativity. The activity was conducted as our contribution towards saving the environment.
Lawrentians come together to show their solidarity with Kerala! Kerala you are in our prayers.
The students of classes IV-VIII enthusiastically participated in the Intra-Class Oratory competition organized for them in school. The students of class IV and V recited poems, students of class VI and VII narrated stories whereas the students of class VIII chose speeches by world leaders that inspired them. The students who have been selected in this preliminary round will further compete in the Inter-Class Competition. With the help of competitions such as these, we hope to help the students polish their oratory skills and build confidence in them.
Ashwin nagar, Sinhasth Nagar witnessed a rare occurence on the afternoon of August 13th 2018. Parents along with students and teachers of Grade 3 of St. Lawrence High School were out on the streets at 2.30 pm; not to protest, but on a Swachh Bharat Abhiyan awareness among the localites.This initiative was not only meant to make a difference in the nearby areas of the school, but also to serve as an inspiration to people in other schools and localities to take up similar initiatives, to make CIDCO a better place to live in.This activity is likely to have a lasting impression on young ones, as school children and other children from the neighbourhood actively participated in the clean-up drive.This is the first step taken up by the students and teachers of St Lawrence as a preventive measure against health and environment hazards in the neighbourhood. Parents have decided to conduct similar campaigns on a regular basis around Sinhasth Nagar so that the dream of a clean and healthy city turns into a reality.
The students of Grade 1 2 and 3 celebrated Independence Day by reminding their peers and teachers of the important values and ideals of a harmonious society. The spread the message that by being tolerant and by respecting everyone around us we can truly cherish the diversity of our nation. The students also made colourful posters which symbolised love and respect for our independent India.
The 72nd Independence Day of the nation was celebrated at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College by the Management, Staff, Students and Parents with great fervour and enthusiasm. The Lawrentian family has vowed to imbibe the tagline, "Me Freedom, My Responsibility' in their lives. The students of various classes made cards and balloons and wrote how they will fulfill their responsibility of being a good citizen. Students presented cards vowing themselves and urging their parents to follow traffic rules and to keep the city clean. The students also visited traffic signals and distributed cards encouraging citizens to abide by traffic rules.
Mr. Shashank Khaitan, director of blockbusters like Dhadhak, Badrinath ki Dulhaniya and Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya was the Guest of Honour at the Independence Day celebration at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. The programme began with the hoisting of the national flag by the Trustee, Col (Retd) Col Vijaykumar Datta. Students of various classes spoke on what freedom and responsibility mean to them. The school choir presented beautiful renditions of patriotic songs. On this occasion the students who excelled at various competitions and exams were also felicitated. Col Datta, in his address to the students urged the students to learn to respect parents, teachers and elders because respect is the key to being a good human being. Mr. Khaitan also addressed the students. He shared his struggles and experiences with the students. Sir told the students to have big dreams and not let the fear of failure hold you/them back. He also asked the students that most important is to have belief in their ownself and not let others deter you. The programme ended with Vande matram.
The Lawrentians Marching Towards Independence Day.
The Lawrentian Family came together to seek the blessings and pay their gratitude to the patron Saint of the school, Saint Lawrence on the occasion of the feast of Saint Lawrence. The festivities began with the students understanding the life of Saint Lawrence. A special prayer service was also organised. The students and teachers prayed to be able to imbibe his qualities of Compassion and Courage in their own lives.
An ambitious waste segregation programme was launched by the Eco-Buddies of class VI of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. 250 young environmentalists went to areas surrounding the school to raise awareness on this colossal issue of garbage segregation. The students worked hard and racked their brains together to come up with various interesting ways to convey their message to the residents. The students divided themselves into 6 groups to reach maximum people. The students began by thanking the residents for sparing their time to listen. A demonstration of how to segregate garbage was given to the residents, followed up with a skit and song highlighting the importance of segregation of garbage into wet and dry and hazards of improper waste disposal. The effort of the eco-buddies under the ‘I, Too, Can Make A Difference’ was much appreciated by all.
With the advent of urbanization, agriculture and farming are no longer looked at as viable career options. However, without farmers and farming we cannot think of surviving. To help the students understand the effort required to grow food, farming activities have been organized through out the year for the students of class VII. Over the year, the students will learn about types of farming namely organic farming and soil-less farming. Growing their own vegetables will also help the students appreciate its value hence lead to reduction in wastage of food by the children themselves.
Waste management is a herculean task for all nations and government bodies today. It is imperative that we citizens actively become part of solution to this problem. The students of class VI learnt how to segregate the waste themselves. They also prepared a skit and song on the same topic. This activity helped the students imbibe values like dignity of labour. They also understood that all waste is not really waste if recycled properly. As the next step, the students will be going in the areas surrounding the school to create awareness on the topic.
We as educationists motivate and encourage our children to work to the best of their capacity and keep growing. An extempore speaking competition was organised for the students of Grade 3 where they had to express their opinions, ideas and thoughts to their audience in the duration of only one minute. Our main aim was to help children develop confidence and the ability to think quickly.Our supporters for this complete function i.e. 4 parents from each class were invited to witness the competition and judge our students on their talent and competency.It was a tough decision for the judges to choose a winner amongst all these champion performers. At the end of the prize distribution the children thanked the parents who attended, for sparing their valuable time and for all the encouragement and support.
The students of class 5 have taken to heart the tagline of their activity, ‘Those who care, share’ and have begun to genuinely care about the needy and help them in every way they can. The students went on a donation appeal drive in the school. They made chart, posters and slogans and even prepared small speeches. With these the students went class to class and appealed to their fellow Lawrentians to make generous donations for this activity and make it successful. They even shared how and where the donated material will be utilized.
We at St. Lawrence believe that the well being of the society is the collective responsibility of all. This year the students of class 8 have taken responsibility of two village schools. The students dedicated a day preparing towards their first visit. The students prepared lessons on basics of English and Maths alongwith lessons on social skills. The passion and excitement of the students to help the ones lesser fortunate was commendable.
Developing logic and thinking in students is as imperative as teaching the syllabus. With this in mind, a brain teaser activity was organized for the students of class IV. The activity began with the students making their own newspaper envelopes which they would require during the activity. They then racked their brains to put together the words and sentences from the clues provided . The activity helped the students learn how to work within a group apart from sharpening their hand and eye co-ordination. The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity.
At St. Lawrence we the teachers and students are motivated by the words of Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, "A dream is not something given to us. It is something we discover ourselves, based on our interests. If you challenge yourself to do various things, you can spread wide the wings of your Dreams." We wanted the children to realise that they have the potential to make every dream of theirs come true. All they need to do is be aware of what they really want. The students created their own dream wheels and filled it in with their ideas of what they dream to be of and what new targets they want to achieve. They also put down ideas about what they care for and what they see themselves as. This activity made them self reflect on what their strengths and weaknesses are and pen down on paper a certain amount of goals and targets which then become easy to achieve.
The Grade 1 students of St.Lawrence were taught the different ways in which measurements are done. To make them relate to their daily objects, they were shown a tiffin box inside which there was wheat and some vegetables. They were made to correlate this to the “chapatis and bhajis” which they carry to school everyday.Then they were shown that whether it is wheat or vegetables or fruits, they are all weighed on a weighing scale. They grasped the concept of mass and measurements not through books and notes but through practical experience .
The students of Grade 1 of St. Lawrence High School pasted some street signs and symbols such as -Hospital, Danger, Road closed ahead, Stop, Go, Cafe, Fuel station, Parking , No parking and so on all over the school campus.They explained the symbols to their fellow classmates . Through this activity the signs were reinforced and the importance of following traffic rules was emphasised .
For today’s youth recreation has become all about watching TV, playing games on mobiles and Game zones at malls. At St. Lawrence School the teachers organised a nature play time for the kids of Grade 1. The teachers collected stones, sand, coal, leaves, flowers and water for the students to play with. They were given leaves and flowers to make patterns or garlands. The kids even decorated the place with flowers and leaves. Some children used coal and made beautiful designs on an art sheet while some were engaged in the sand and water table. We also gave them clay to play with and they made palm prints in the wet clay.We at St. Lawrence believe in using nature as our biggest and most effective teaching aid because all kids have an inborn connect with nature.
Our students exhibited their scientific prowess by making projects and models on topics currently taught in the class. The models varied from working of teeth, to the process of making cloth from wool, to methods of irrigation. The projects were exhibited for the parents on the occasion of the Open House. The exhibition provided the parents an insight on the working of science in daily life while providing the students an opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent and practically learn the working of science. With this exhibition we hope to foster the spirit of science in the parents, students and teachers, as we believe that it is this spirit of reason and enquiry that encourages invention and discovery.
The St Lawrence students of Grade 3 celebrated “Charlotte’s Web” author - E B White’s birthday in school. This book is a favourite with all students in Grade 3. Not only does the book have sense of humour but it also teaches a lesson of compassion, tolerance, wisdom and true friendship. To celebrate White’s birthday the students dressed up as farm animals - characters from the book. They cut a yummy cake and enjoyed the return presents. Some parents also attended the party and enjoyed the celebration.This was our little way of saying a big “thank you” to E B White.
Grade 1 learns patterns as a part of numeracy. The students collected some leaves and observed the pattern of lines on them. The skins of different animals follow the patterns too and so do the barks of trees.The aim of teaching the concept of patterns at early age is that patterns help children learn sequencing and to make predictions which leads to mathematical skills, logic structure in algebra, and to establishing order in life. A toddler will sort green blocks from yellow ones as he builds a tower. He begins to notice things repeat in a certain order by size, shape or colour.Whereas the older children notice slightly more complicated sequencing such as knowing the days of the week, months of the year or odd and even numbering. As they enjoy the activity, they understand the sequencing of items and predict "what comes next?"
The students, teachers and parents of class 4 and 5 came together to celebrate Milk Day in school. As part of the celebration, the School Management organised an informative session by a nutritionist. Ms. Sayali, the nutritionist explained to the students the need and benefits of including milk in their daily diet . A cooking activity was also organized as a part of the celebration. The students, under the supervision of the teachers, learnt how to make yummy milk products, Kheer and Shrikhand. The students relished these milk products. The guest parents also enjoyed being a part of the activity. The students promised to drink milk regularly and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
The students of St.Lawrence High School paid a tribute to doctors by celebrating Doctor’s Day with all the parents who are doctors. This was a pleasant surprise for all the doctors who are a part of the Lawrentian family.The children told them how doctors are the first people to see a baby when it is born. So technically all of us were seen first by a doctor. They thanked the doctors for taking such good care of a mother and her newborn baby. They also thanked the doctors for helping patients when they have diseases or illnesses.The best part about the day was how the students made prescriptions for the doctors which read “we prescribe a smile a day for you.” All the doctors were very touched by this gesture of the children. This celebration also made the children aware of how they should constantly be grateful to doctors and respect them.
The Lawrentians of Grade 1, 2 and 3 celebrated Father’s Day with much excitement and joy.At this age a father is a hero for the kids. However they are not totally conscious of the concept of “thanking” their fathers. We at St. Lawrence made the students aware of what a father’s role in a family is and how he always puts the child’s needs first.The students were able to understand the important place of their fathers in their lives. They expressed their gratitude by making hand made cards for their dads. This celebration truly touched every student’s heart because they were able to understand the importance of respecting a parent.
At St. Lawrence our single minded focus is every child's happiness and tapping their potential. To meet this end we realize the need to listen to and understand our students better.During week 1 the students spoke up and shared with their teachers what they felt about their new class. The teachers patiently heard them express themselves and this helped to build a bond between the teacher and pupil.Week 1 also saw many games being organised for the students so that they could mix around with their new classmates and have conversations which would develop new long lasting friendships.
After the long and fun summer break, the students came back to school to begin the academic session. Their shining shoes and glistening eyes were a treat to watch. The teachers gave the students a warm welcome by arranging various games and fun activities. A handwriting competition was also organised for the students.