Karnataka State Athletes Meet 2023-2024
The Valedictory Ceremony 'Nakshatramadala' - 2024

Podar International School, Kalkere is proud to be a sculptor who takes in every year, a group of untutored minds and sends out a batch of refined individuals each with a unique character and ambition for his/her life ahead. The day January 20, 2024 was specially marked as the "The Valedictory Ceremony-Nakshatramadala-2024" to bless Grade X students who are leaving their second home and are all set to face the outside world.

The program began with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony by the honorable chief guest Mr.Pradeep Janardhan accompanied by the respected GM of Karnataka Hub ,K.Surendranath and Principal Ms.Jayalakshmi KS. This was followed by the reception and the felicitation ceremony by the dignitaries. The sound of laughter,cheers and claps made the ambience more lively.

The eye catching moment of the event was when students opened up their jar of memories and shared their emotions and gratitude towards the school and teachers.

The motivational speech by the chief guest added more charm to the eve which will surely help them to steer through all the challenges.The principal and the teachers bade farewell to the dear students by igniting the lamp of knowledge, and passing it to the students encouraging them to tread on the path of truth and humanity in every walk of their life.Our honorable Principal ma'am also added that,of course, leaving a place where you grew, learned, laughed, and cried is difficult, but you shall always be grateful to the institution where you spend the most formative years of your lives. The event came to an end with the vote of thanks.

Mythbusters 'Believe it or not' - 2024
Podar International School, Kalkere organized the culminating event of the theme- “Mythbusters - Believe it or Not” on Saturday, 6th January,2024. The event brought forward a few legendary people, favorite superheroes and the mythical characters alive. Students also enacted Harry Potter, Voldemort, Batman and Lord Hanuman. They also conducted interesting games and puzzles to check the understanding of myths and legends.
Annual Day Celebration 'Kalakshitij' 2023-2024

India is the home of diversity yet unified with oneness.

The incredible diversity exists in India with varied people, customs, topography, culture, and language, which itself perfectly suits the slogan ‘Incredible India’. Podar International School,Kalkere proudly celebrated the Annual Day-Kalakshitij with the theme Nrityatarang on December 2,2023. The evening was vibrantly lit with the different hues of achievements. The program was graced by Ms. Sheeba Vasu,Professor at JNCASR. The Eve began with an auspicious lamp lighting ceremony with a soulful welcome song. The event was more adorned with shining medals and trophies awarded for the legacy of excellence carried forward with pride and dignity. The Principal along with the Chief guest honoured the School Topper of CBSE Grade X 2022-23 Mst.Shakyo Deb Choudhury with a certificate and a trophy. They also awarded Mst. Garik Goyal and Ms.Anvi Goyal for the 100% attendance throughout the academic year 2022-23. Mr.Kasi Rao was felicitated for the most popular teacher of the academic year 2023-’24.To add more charm to the evening the school cheered for the Ventus House for being the Best House of the year 2023-24. Besides the award ceremony,the show presented a musical skit which speaks for the rich cultural heritage of our country,India.

It showcased the prominent features of each state. Each class presented a vibrant and rhythmic performance showcasing the famous dance forms of the state. It was such a mesmerising event which was the proper amalgamation of rich cultural heritage that the audience were captivated till the grand finale that brought all the participants and the staff on the stage syncing with the tune of "Mile sur mera tumhara,.'

Careerium - 2024
A career guidance session was organized for grade IX and X on December 15, 2023 at Podar International School, Kalkere. The school welcomed Sriranga A U, Trainee officer, Indian Navy, as the resource person of the day. He gave a brief insight about the Indian Navy,the eligibility,scope and various missions being carried out. He also explained about the Indian Navy heritage and how it is expanding its reach over the years. He talked about how to prepare for the exams. It was an informative session. Children have interacted with him with a lot of queries.
Constitution Day - 2023
The constitution day was celebrated in the school on 28 November,2023. The programs were organized to create awareness on the Indian Constitution. Various competitions namely quiz on Indian Constitution, poster making,essay writing and elocution were organized for grade VI-X. Students participated with full pride and showcased their creativity through posters. The elocution competition also ignited the young minds about their rights and duties as an Indian citizen. Quiz also witnessed an active participation by the students on the important aspects of the Indian Constitution. The day was truly enjoyed and celebrated at school level.
Podarthon - 2023
‘I run because I CAN’ Podar International School.Kalkere organised Podarthon for parents ,students and its staff to emphasise the importance of fitness and good health in this race of life on25th November 2023. The participants ran 5 km and made the event a huge success with the whole hearted support and participation from the parents.
Children's Day Celebration - 2023

Let us make friends with the sun and work in the light and do nothing secretly. And if you do so, you will grow up being a child of the light, unafraid and serene and unruffled whatever may happen. - Letter from Jawaharlal Nehru

Podar International School, Kalkere had a joyous celebration on the occasion of Children's Day. On this special day, students came dressed in their colorful attires and it was observed as a bagless day which added more charm to the celebration. Teachers made greeting cards and bookmarks for each student to tell how special and unique they are. Besides this, the day was filled with a plethora of competitions which encouraged each child to showcase his talents.

The competitions were fancy dress, word building, picture coloring, poem recitation for primary grades and pick and speak, best out of waste, cooking without fire, solo singing/dance for middle and high school children. These events had helped to bring out the hidden talents of the students and they were full of the day's spirits.

The school also ensured that every child should enjoy this day in the best manner, allowing them to grow, explore oneself and gave away the message of reflecting upon oneself.

Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration - 2023

Podar International School,Kalkere celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava day on 09.11.2023 in the school premises with great enthusiasm. The students from grade I-X hosted a meaningful program in honor of the occasion. The program began by lighting the lamp by the respected Principal and coordinators followed with the prayer service. The significance of the day was highlighted by the students in the form of speech,role play like Sangoli rayanna, Akkamahadevi, Rani Abbakka,Onake obavva,C.N.R.Rao,Sarvajna,skit Kempegowda song and dance.

They portrayed the eminent personalities in the history of Karnataka whose unwavering determination and valor is providing remarkable life to the minions of people in the different parts of the state. Finally the programme concluded with Nada Geethe.

Dandiya Nights - 2023

In the dance of the garba and the twirl of the dandiya sticks, we find the rhythm of life itself.

On the occasion of Navratri, Dandiya Utsav was organized by Podar International School #Bengaluru, Kalkere on 12th October 2023 . It was an electrifying and colorful evening for all the parents, teachers and children. The program started with the lighting of the lamp by Principal Ms. Jayalakshmi K S and dance performances by teachers and students. Many fun filled games on the theme were conducted for parents like Treasure hunt .Certificates as a token of appreciation were distributed for the best dressed couple based on dandiya theme,the best decorated dandiya, the most energetic couple, the most energetic dancer(in children and senior citizen category) The crowd including staff,parents and children synchronized perfectly to tap their feet on rhythmically in the occasion.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a great fun time. Principal Ms. Jayalakshmi K S lauded all the parents, teachers and children for their enthusiastic participation and extended her greetings and best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra.

Blood Donation Drive - 2023

The gift of blood is a gift to someone's life.

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti,Podar International School,Kalkere organized Blood Donation Camp on October 2nd 2023 as an act of service to the society.

The school collaborated with Lions Blood Centre, a part of Lions Club for this noble cause. The club has partnered with Mahaveer Jain Hospital to donate blood for the social cause. The day witnessed active participation from teaching, non teaching staff as well as a wholehearted participation from the parents from Nursery to Grade X. The day was celebrated in its true color by spreading smiles and making a difference in the lives of people.

Careerium - 2023

An interactive session on career guidance 'Careerium' was held on September 23, 2023, at Podar International School,Kalkere for the students of Grade IX and X.Mr.Sunil Ragh was the guest speaker of the session. He is a solution architect with 16 years of experience.

The session started with a welcome address and introduction of the guest speaker. He asked students to sit according to their field of interest(mainly science,commerce,arts,entrepreneurship).He spoke about strategies to plan their small and big goals and assured them that failure is the stepping stone of success. He spoke about the actual scenario in this competitive world and gave his own insights on how to choose a career path. Along with this, he addressed students with the preparation key that will help them to grow as a professional and build a good future.

Lastly, he spoke on how teachers and parents had a great influence on his journey to success. The session concluded with the vote of thanks and the guidance from the principal.

Hindi diwas celebration - 2023

Hindi Language-just as its name is as jingling as a music to the ears when heard, powerful, mighty and having a sense of belongingness when spoken and as mesmerising when written. The Constitution of India adopted and gave the status of the 'Official Language to Hindi, on 14 September 1949. From that day onwards - 14 September is celebrated every year as the HINDI DIWAS'. Podar International School, Kalkere celebrated the day in a very authentic way by conducting the special assembly. Students from grade 1 to grade 10 presented the basics of Hindi language. Students spoke about the Hindi alphabets (varnmala), sanyukt vyanjan, months in Hindi calendar, seasons and also presented a few famous couplets of Rahim Das. Students also gave short speeches on the 7 truths of life in Hindi which was followed by a powerful group dance presented by the students of grade 9 and 10. The celebration concluded by addressing and thanking the gathering by the school Head Girl.

Eco Friendly Ganesh Idol Making Competition - 2023
As Ganesh Chaturthi all around the corner, we have organized an eco-friendly Ganesha Idol making competition for Students of Podar International school, Kalkere on September 12,2023. It's time to put their artistic skills to promote sustainability and to save our environment. Enthusiasm among the students was so high that the entire atmosphere transformed into real old Indian Culture. Children made Ganesh idols from clay , vegetables, clothes, jute , grains and natural colors with devotion, passion and creativity. Students showcased their creativity and artistic skills at the best.
Biz Kids Bazaar - 2023

Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.

Bizkids Bazar was introduced by Podar International Schools across the country where the young podarites came forward to be entrepreneurs. As part of the culminating event of the theme-Young Entrepreneurs, on 2 September 2023, we at Podar International School,Kalkere also had the young and smart entrepreneurs at the stalls selling their creative product. The school choir presented a beautiful rendition of music synching rhythmically with the orchestra.The classrooms were turned into vibrant and radiant stalls selling artefacts made from the waste materials,and paintings bringing in awareness about Indian art forms and its artists as well as promoting the local artists.Students had made different things namely pen stand,painting,earrings,pottery,keychain,paper cup painting,tile calligraphy and handicrafts and earned a marginal profit by selling them in the bazar. The Haunted House from grade X was highly sought of place for visitors. Each classroom was the favourite spot for all the foodies as it served a delicious treat to their taste buds with Pani puri,bhel puri,samosa,sandwich,kesari and what not. The school turned into a bazaar and was flooded with visitors,parents and students walking through the corridors with contented hearts and a smiling face. Few parents had also put up different attractive displays and stalls to promote the handicrafts,food and art of different places.

The main objective of such an event is to gain knowledge about the cycle of business and about the right financial literacy. It also laid more emphasis on identifying their potentials and turning their passion into productive way.

The event was a grand success and children enjoyed learning by doing in its true essence.

Bank Visit - 2023

Podar International School ,Kalkere organized a field trip to IDBI Bank 22nd August,2023 for the students of grade VII to X as part of the theme Young Entrepreneurs. The purpose of the visit was to gain first hand knowledge about how a bank functions and to understand the various services offered to customers.

The bank branch had a clean and an organized layout with designated areas for different banking services such as cash transactions, customer service, and loan consultations. The conduct was professional yet welcoming, with well-dressed staff members ready to assist customers.

Students observed bank employees engaging with customers at various service counters. They were helping customers with tasks such as depositing money, withdrawing cash, and inquiring about account balances. The staff members were polite and professional while dealing with customers.

The bank had a specific area that provided customers with 24/7 access to the basic banking services. This area was equipped with multiple ATMs for cash deposits and withdrawals and for other self-service transactions.

The bank staff also explained the eligibility & process of opening a bank account to the group. They highlighted the importance of providing necessary identification documents and discussed the different types of accounts available, such as savings and current accounts.

The bank staff demonstrated the bank's online and mobile banking services. They explained how customers could use these platforms to check account balances, transfer funds, pay bills, and perform other transactions conveniently.

Overall, the bank visit was an enriching experience that helped bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world banking operations.

Plantation Drive - 2023

Breathing can't be stopped but we can change & purify the quality of air we breathe.

Podar International School,Kalkere united as a team with one of the reputed and world fame companies Larsen & Turbo to organize a plantation drive in the school premises on 17 August 2023.

The representatives of the company along with the students of each grade planted several plants and trees in the school. With this plantation we held our hands firmly and vowed to nurture the plants and provide the essentials to it.

The activity itself was one among the best innovative practices to connect the students with mother Earth. They played with the soil,felt it and embraced the natural resources available to us. Students were ecstatic to see and learn how to plant a seed or a sapling. The day witnessed many hands-on experience which made the learning fun-filled and concrete.

The Plantation Drive was successful in planting saplings in the school campus giving students the opportunity to lead the way and nurture the planet. Every small initiative on everyone's part will contribute immensely for the protection of our environment.

Let us stand together to save our planet and save our very own existence on this beautiful planet.

Independence Day Celebration - 2023

Podar International School, Kalkere celebrated the 77th Independence Day with unprecedented patriotic fervour on August 15,2023 in school. The programme commenced by welcoming the Chief Guest Mrs.Vanita Chengappa with a sapling as a token of love, by our respected Principal. The school Head Boy Mst. Gatik Goyal welcomed everyone with his speech to keep the flame of patriotism shining brightly in our hearts. The school choir team presented a melodious rendition of the patriotic song.

The programme presented an array of spectacular events by the Podarites. The students presented dynamic aerobic, dumbbells, pom-pom, ribbon and Lezimes drills to enthuse the audience with patriotism. The students of grade 9 and 10 presented a thought provoking and informative skit about what patriotism is! The Pyramid presentation displayed the skill of balancing and making a pyramid. The gamut of celebration was befitting for the occasion showcasing the true patriotism. On this joyous occasion, the school felicitated the employee who rendered their whole hearted and relentless support and loyalty towards the organization for the past five years. The day was brimming with the sense of pride and dignity and the school celebrated its one of the integral ceremonies-The Investiture Ceremony. The newly elected school council members were bedecked with badges and the flags were given to discharge their duties sincerely and to uplift the school values with proud and dignity. With a sense of great pride and gratitude, students also shared their views on the journey of India's freedom from the past and highlighting the evolving India.

The programme concluded with the Vote of Thanks proposed by the Head Girl of the school. Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect for our country and make it a better place for Indians to live and experience peace and unity in diversity.

House Competition 'Theme - Young Entrepreneurs' - 2023

"Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice."

There isn't any one formula that will work every time, and it isn't about getting every little detail perfect on the first try. Plan, execute, evaluate, and reevaluate. Practice makes progress--you'll learn by doing.

With this thought,Podar International School,Kalkere organised an Inter House Advertisement Competition on 5 August 2023 on the theme" Young Entrepreneurs".

Each house was brimming with innovative ideas and practical approaches.

Each house presented and marketed their unique product to the best of their knowledge. They presented the advertisement which highlighted the Unique Selling Point, affordability, capital income, expenses and Profit & loss incurred. The teams brought up their different ideas and things to sell namely smart shoes ,healthy drinks.

The house competition apprised students about the challenges and the need of good communication to be a successful entrepreneur.

Field Trip 'Grade 1 and 2' - 2023
Podar International School,Kalkere believes in the overall development of children. The school encourages experiential learning to make the learning concrete and effective. Accordingly, the school had organized a field trip under the theme”Young Entrepreneurs’ to the supermarket - Brigade Mart at Kalkere on 4 August 2023 for the students of grade 1 and 2. They explored the market and learnt about the products and their pricing, discounts and different sections. This has definitely added new learning about entrepreneurship.
CBSE Workshop 'Day 2' - 2023

Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of knowledge.

With the advancement of technology, education is just a click away. The online platforms are flooded with huge resources yet the knowledge of using resources efficiently lies in the hands of an efficient educator. To equip the educators with 21st century teaching skills is the need of the hour and keeping this in mind, Podar International School, Kalkere organized the Capacity Building workshop on ‘Experiential Learning’ for two days on 7th and 8th July 2023, conducted by CBSE. It was conducted by two eminent personalities in the field of education Ms.Jyotsna Iyenger and Ms.Ritu Chauhan.They apprised about various ways and strategies to make the learning fun-filled and concrete. The workshop explained about framing S.M.A.R.T learning outcomes which should cater to all kinds of learners and also focussed on including the multiple intelligences in the lesson plan. The workshop introduced numerous activities to integrate all disciplines in a subject which enriches not only the subject knowledge but also enriches a life long learning.

The active participation of all the teachers from various CBSE schools made the learning more fruitful.

CBSE Workshop 'Day 1' - 2023

Arts are a diverse form of expression and learning. It encourages students to learn better and connect to the challenging world with much confidence. To equip the educators with various strategies that can be incorporated to make the teaching-learning more joyful,Podar International School, Kalkere organised the Capacity Building workshop on 'Art Integration'. The school welcomed Ms Chumki Nath,the Principal of Air Force School, Murugeshpalya,Bangalore and Ms.Vanita Chengappa,the retired Principal of Mother Theresa Public School, Bangalore as the resource persons of the day.

The workshop focussed on the relevance of integrating art with an interdisciplinary approach in the classroom so that the learning can be deep rooted within each student. It also highlighted various strategies to encourage different types of learners and allow them to think creatively and open-mindedly. The workshop encouraged the educators to involve in an array of activities which made it more evident that arts always make the classroom lively and joyful. The session was successful as the educators learnt,evolved and carried a bag full of positive takeaways.

Informative Session on the wonders of Science - 2023

As rightly said by Albert Einstein,

We at Podar International School,Kalkere strongly believes that a curious mind is always on the track of learning and provides a platform to explore. On Tuesday 4th July,2023 the students of grade VI-X had a great privilege to attend a very informative session on the wonders of science. The session was conducted by the two eminent personalities in the field of science, Prof. N.S.Vidhyadhiraja and Prof.Vinayaka Pattar. The session had a plethora of experiments demonstrating science in our daily life.

The challenge of lifting the leg while pushing the wall or to get up from the chair not only caught the students' attention but also aroused their curiosity. They also demonstrated the scientific principle behind the illusion of rolling down or up . They also explained about the concepts of balancing the air pressure in an airplane. Students elicited a lot of questions and assumptions watching these experiments. They also demonstrated that the light travels in a line with the help of laser light,water and powder and the most interesting were the experiments using liquid nitrogen. They also explained about the properties of liquid nitrogen by crushing down a flower to expand and blast a small bottle.

The session has definitely helped students to connect their textbook knowledge to the real world application which infused a lot of enthusiasm and made the learning fun and concrete.

Culminating Event 'Tech-O-Mania' - 2023

Most people cannot imagine a world without communication technology. Before this revolution in communication technology, the amount of time and energy spent on sending the simplest messages was greater than what can be described in 140 characters or less.

Things have changed now. The incorporation of technology into various forms has made lives sharing easier than ever. The fact that there are a plethora of gadgets, software, and tools associated with technology, it is not uncommon for the modern human to be an expert in all of them.

The future generation should be wide-awake as to trap themselves in the digital web. To create more awareness and how to use these gadgets safely,Podar International School,Kalkere organised the culminating Event,'Tech-it-up' of the theme Tech-o-mania. The theme focussed on teaching the children about Cyber security,apps,social media and thereby leaving a positive digital footprint. Students of grade 1 & 2 prepared models of robots and spoke about the future robot . Grade 3 brought out their dream smart home,grade 4 exhibited about 'the inventors who changed the world',Grade 5 presented robotic dance and skits conveying about digital footprints and the effects of negative digital footprints.Grade 6 took us to the time when things which are unavoidable nowadays were invented. They threw more light on the 'Evolution of Technology as well as its history'. Grade 7 and 8 had put their creative brains to develop apps and websites to make their lives easier. The event was a great success where the ideas and creativity were pouring abundantly and witnessed the collaborative efforts of students as well as teachers.

International Yoga Day and World Music Day Celebration 2023-24

“Yoga adds years to life and life to years. It makes life more melodious.”

Podar International School, Kalkere celebrated the International Yoga Day and World Music Day on 21 June 2023 in its true essence by emphasizing on the influence of yoga and music in our life.

Students from Grade 1- 10 participated in various events organized as part of the on-going celebration.

The program started with the yoga prayer followed by a group performance of Yogic Dance by the students of Grade 4,6,7, 8 and 9. The balance and endurance of the students grabbed the attention of the audience till the end. The events also demonstrated various yoga asanas signifying the benefits of Yoga. The session not only witnessed the mass participation of students but also of the teachers.

To add more harmony to the day, students showcased their talents in music. The program brought a few new and interesting instruments onto the stage and were played by the students. Students played a few trending and popular tunes.

The event concluded with the yoga prayer and the motivation by the Principal.

Environmental Day - 2023

Breathing can't be stopped but we can change & purify the quality of air we breathe.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Podar International School, Kalkere united as a team to celebrate the day with much zeal and vigor. On 3.6.2023 students from Grade 1- 10 were an integral part of the celebration. The day began with an informative speech which urged every individual of the Earth to save the environment. The little ones also dressed up as trees, water, flower, sunflower to throw more light on the importance of these on this Earth. To make the gathering more lively, grade 6 presented the welcome song voicing out the concerns of water and trees to Mother Earth. Following this the students sang a melodious group song on the theme environment and Grade IV and V children presented their posters and slogans on how and why to conserve our beautiful nature. To make the audience aware about how we humans are responsible for the bad environment around us, Grade 8 and 9 presented a Mime act and they also apprised us about the good practices we should use.

The events concluded with the skit competition of all four houses. Each house has brought forward a different concern and its consequences which was truly remarkable.

Every small initiative on everyone's part will contribute immensely for the protection of our environment.

Let us stand together to save our planet and save our very own existence on this beautiful planet.

Jumpstart Activity 'Tech It Up' - 2023

"Dreams about the future are always filled with Gadgets."

Most people cannot imagine a world without communication technology. Before communication technology, the amount of time and energy spent on sending the simplest messages was much greater.

Things have changed a little. The incorporation of technology into various fields has made our lives easier than ever. Despite the fact that there are a plethora of gadgets, software, and tools associated with technology, it is not uncommon for the modern people to be an expert in all of them.

Apprising the children about the fast growing world has become the need of the hour. Keeping this in view, Podar International School, Kalkere conducted the Jump Start Activity for Grade 1-8 on the theme "TECH-IT UP-A world of Gadgets and Gizmos" on 27 May 2023. The objective behind this theme is to help children explore and learn beyond their textbooks and mould them as Future Ready Children.

In this activity, Students were engaged in various activities like 'My Favorite Gadget and Why?', 'Robo Dance' and 'Future Inventions'. Students had great fun and shared their ideas and knowledge with their peers. The day witnessed many inventors and presented many inquisitive minds.

Student Council 2023-2024
First Day of the Academic Session 2023-2024

Welcome back! School has begun.
Time for work.
Time for fun.
Smile brightly, on your way. School has started, just today!

The start of the new academic session, 2023-24, at Podar International School,Kalkere, seemed more overwhelming than ever before. The feelings of joy and excitement was palpable in the students, teachers and the parents alike. The academic year for Pre Primary and Grade 1 to 10 began on 25th May,2023. The students were welcomed by the teachers, with a warm smile, as they entered the portals of the school. The teachers were seen making students comfortable. The school began with the traditional prayer and Principal's address. Thereafter,the Class Teachers welcomed each student with a token of love and appreciation. All the students were engaged in various productive and fun-filled activities. They had a lot of fun interacting with the new teachers and classmates. The classes resumed, as planned. The last slot was utilized for explaining the procedure for the children to get on board their respective buses in a disciplined manner. Students were happy and were eager to come back to school the next day.

English communication skills & Professional Ethics - 2023

Continuous personal and professional development is the only key to the future.

A workshop on "English Communication Skills and Professional Ethics” was conducted by the veteran educator Mr.K Narayana Joisa on 19 May 2023 at Podar International School,Kalkere. It was a one-day workshop and attended by all staff members under the guidance of Principal Ms. Jayalakshmi K S.

The session started with the importance of correct communication in real life. Moving ahead he explained about the enhancement skills of English listening,Speaking, Reading, and Writing. He also explained and discussed innovative methods that are used to make the teaching- learning process effective for a language. The second half of the session focussed on developing our professional ethics. The overall session was very informative and knowledgeable.

Teacher's Workshop on Implementing and Delivering Outstanding Lessons - 2023

On 15th April 2023, a workshop on ‘Implementing and Delivering Outstanding Lessons’ was organized at Podar International School, Kalkere to upskill and upgrade teachers with the techniques and tools to change their classes from a fair classroom to an outstanding one. It was presented by Mr. Sukesh Serigara, Principal, PIS Shivamogga, Ms. Pratiksha Johri, Principal, PIS Hayathnagar, Hyderabad and was attended by teachers of the school. Chief Guest Ms. Archana Awade, Deputy General Manager of PIC (Podar Innovation Center) and Ms. Jayalakshmi K S, Principal of Podar International School, Kalkere were also present as mentors.

The workshop started with an ice-breaker activity which immediately made everyone feel comfortable and got them acquainted with the course content. The trainers laid emphasis on the importance of understanding the objective of observation forms for teachers and how to use these to modify their lessons in order to address areas of improvement, such as incorporating more interactive activities or providing more opportunities for student engagement, thus leading to a student-centric learning. The trainers emphasized that outstanding teaching involves creating a positive learning environment, engaging students in meaningful activities and providing timely feedback.

The session ended with a thank you note for the organizers for giving teachers the opportunity to learn about the principles of lesson planning to meet the requirements of observation forms. It gave a platform to all the teachers to share their ideas and develop goals for the Academic Year 2023-2024.

Class photo of the Academic Session 2022-2023
Culminating Event 'Eco-Warriors Eco warrior - Sustainable You and I' - 2023
Podar International School,Kalkere presented a culminating event ”Eco warrior Sustainable You & I” on 4th March 2023 in which our students were involved in making items out of reused fabrics. Our donations from this event have amounted to Rs. 13,500/ - and the sum was handed over to Ms. Pooja Sharma,working in the communication team of Tsunamika Organization, by our Principal Ms.Jayalakshmi KS. Tsunamika organisations continuously strive to support the people who were affected by Tsunami and help them to earn their livelihood. The event ended with the following promise and great learning by each and every individual present during the occasion. "Our goal is to decrease the use of plastic and the motto is to Reduce-Reuse-Recycle" and save the planet from land and water pollution”.
Parivarthan Drive and Culminating event 'Pleat by Pleat' - 2023

On 25th February 2023,Podar international school, Kalkere conducted a special drive on generating awareness about fast fashion and the need to adopt sustainable clothing and to talk about the importance of recycling clothes to reduce waste and to save the environment. The students of grade 6-9 participated in” PARIVATAN DRIVE ‘ activity. The students participated in a walkathon, while creating awareness about the detrimental facts of fast fashion. They drew the importance of “We are the Ecowarriors” through a skit and a dance performance.

The audience also joined with the students in oath taking to protect our environment . Amidst the crowd , the students and the school teachers met a non governmental organisation member, ‘Tsunamika’, that supported fisherwomen in reusing waste fabrics for a sustainable earth which added a charm to the entire process of walkathon done by the school.

On the very same day, our students in Podar International school , Kalkere welcomed parents to a home of various states sporting different attires / fabric and articles to sell which were made by the children with used materials. The theme of Pleat by pleat was depicted . It displayed the ‘Sustainable You and I’ , motto with clarity. Every class from 1-9 had a state and performances related to them. Students wore the attire for the culminating event in tribute to their state. The money collected would be donated to an NGO supporting sustainable fabric development.

Valedictory Function - 2023

Podar International School,Kalkere organised a bid adieu ‘The Nakshatramandala of the Podarites’ for the first batch of Grade X on 10.2.2023 in the school premises and wished them all the very best for their upcoming Board Examination.

Mr Jayasimha, renowned motivational speaker was the chief guest who addressed the students,parents and teachers. The program started with the lighting of the lamp followed by Saraswati vandana and motivational songs by Gr X children. On the basis of confidence,talent,intelligence, certificate with titles and memento were conferred to the outgoing students. Principal Ms Jayalakshmi K S shared some important tips for the upcoming exam. Students of Gr IX and X shared their heart touching memories about each other during this program. The parents of Gr X also came forward and spoke some words about their experience during these years of schooling of their children at PIS,Kalkere.

3D Printing Competition - 2023

Podar International School,Kalkere participated in an inter-school 3D printing competition on 6 Feb. 2023. Four Podar school including ours participated in this competition at PIS,Bannerghatta branch under four categories.The themes for the competition and the details of prizes are as follows:

Grade 5:Toy arena - 2nd Runner-up
Grade 6:Automotive Modeling - 1st Runner-up
Grade 7:Architectural Model- 1st Runner-up
Grade 8:Modern Farm- 1st Runner-up

Republic Day Celebration and Annual Sports Day Celebration 2022-2023
Podar International School,Kalkere celebrated 74th Republic Day and Kreeda Utsav(Annual Sports Day) on 26th January 2023.The ceremony began with the unfurling of the tricolour flag by our Principal, Ms Jayalakshmi KS followed by the national anthem to pay tribute to the motherland. The cultural celebrations included patriotic speech,thought provoking skit, display of Taekwondo moves, yoga asanas,pyramid formation,dance and drills by students from various grades. The winners in the various sport events were awarded with medals and certificates by the Principal and teachers.The school awarded with medals and certificates to ancillary staff for the sport event conducted on 22nd December. The celebration concluded with awarding the House Championship trophy in sports for 2022-23 (Terra House) and a vote of thanks.
Field Trip 'Pleat by Pleat' - 2023
As a part of the IE theme ‘ Pleat by pleat ‘, the students from Grade 5 to Grade 10 of our Podar International school Kalkere visited the Sai Spoorthy Powerlooms on 23 January 2023. The students were accompanied by their class teachers along with the school staff nurse They visited two different power looms in the locality of Weavers in Yelahanka. The working of the looms and making of sarees were witnessed by the students. They also enquired about different aspects of working in the power looms.They returned with learnings about the industry viz., working, hardships, logistics involved and also the commercial aspects included in it. Some children also expressed their empathy towards the workers who were into a lot of hardships yet giving beautiful weaves to the society.
Podar Volunteer Program 'Visit to Orphanage' - 2022
As a part of Giving back to society,on 20th January 2023, the students of Podar International School, Kalkere visited an orphanage,Jeevitha Ashram near the school.They presented a dance and song to entertain them. The orphanage children also performed dance,song and concluded the program with a prayer. The children shared fruits,toys,clothes and their experiences with them. The experience was blissful as all the students empathized and valued their experiences of the visit to the orphanage. As they returned, they also reflected on the need to be grateful and thankful for everything they have.
Annual Day Celebration 2022-2023

Podar International School,Kalkere celebrated Annual Day Kalakshitij–the theme for the year being ‘Krishna Kathayein’ on 17th December 2023,at Natya Priya auditorium.

The program started by lighting the lamp by our honourable chief guest Mr. Narayana Joisa accompanied by principal Ms. Jayalakshmi KS, and General Manager of Karnataka Hub Mr.K Surendranath,.Our honourable Principal shared the eventful journey and achievements through an Annual Report. All the classes performed during the event with full enthusiasm and energy. The theme of Krishna Kathayein gleamed with glory. Anecdotes of Krishna’s life were depicted through a beautifully staged dance drama by all the students of Podar International School.

The successful event ended with the gathering of all students on the stage for the grand finale.

The audiences were awed by the mesmerising performance by the students and dual effort displayed by team Podar International School Kalkere for the event.

Podarathon-A cross country Race and Blood Donation - 2022
Podarathon- an annual Cross country Race of 5 km for students, parents and teachers was organized by Podar International School, Kalkere on 26th of November 2022. The event began at 7.30 a.m from the school with an overwhelming participation total of 130 participants. The flair of running was taken by 6 categories- Female category, Male category,Junior girls,Senior Girls, Junior Boys category and Boys category.The zeal and enthusiasm encouraged the students to complete the entire race. Students happily participated in the entire marathon and the marathon was a success. The winners received their medals and certificates.
Culminating Event 'Kavishala' - 2022
Kavishala culminating Event on the theme Kaleidoscope was held on 3rd December 2022.All the classes were beautifully decorated with all the charts and work related to poets,poems and also the poem created by children. Some of the students from different classes also dressed up as poets and spoke about the poets too. At the end of Kavishala event we were able to see a mesmerizing display of information by the kids and their mentors.The eventual learning from the event will definitely be long lasting for all the students and members of the event.
Field Trip to Central Library - 2022
On 19th November 2022 Podar International School,Kalkere had conducted a Field Trip for Grade 1-7 to the Central Library, Cubbon Park,Bangalore guided by librarian and Class Teachers of respective classes. The tour concluded with the understanding of a library structure,the full working procedures of the library and students ability to use the facility to enhance their knowledge base.Students returned back to school after 5 hours of their tour program and ensured implementing the same in their current school theme- Kaleidoscope.
Children's Day Celebration - 2022
Children are the future, make sure the future is bright. Children's day is celebrated every year on November 14th in India. The day marks the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, fondly remembered as Chacha Nehru. Children's Day celebrations were held at Podar International School, Kalkere. The students enjoyed the day with various activities such as fancy dress competition,cooking without fire,solo dance,solo singing,rubix cube,best out of waste, poem and paragraph writing etc. The teachers presented dances, songs, poem recitation,riddles and music to make this day more special for all children. The celebration concluded with the distribution of sweets and gifts amongst students.
Teacher's Workshop - 2022
Podar International School # Kalkere conducted Teachers’ Workshop on Creative Teaching as a part of Professional Development Programme on 12th November 2022. The resource person was Ms.Kruthika (Senior Faculty) from ACT. The session was welcomed by our Principal Ms Jayalakshmi K.S. with a token of gratitude and heartiest wishes to begin the session. It was attended by 35 Teaching staff. The workshop was a full day program and included a lot of new teaching techniques.It started with activities like fish-bowl game,snowball technique, role play etc and teachers actively participated and concluded with a feedback session. All teaching staff thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and ensured to implement the same in their teaching learning process.
Kannada Rajyotsava - 2022

The 67th Kannada Rajyotsava was celebrated at Podar International School, Kalkere on 5th November 2022 with great enthusiasm and respect.

The celebration commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal Ms. Jayalakshmi K S in the school premises in the presence of children, teaching and non-teaching staff. The students enthusiastically presented a colorful show that started with the school Prayer song , dancing to the tunes of patriotic songs , Role play,Speech etc. A skit on the Hoysala dynasty presented by high school children was hugely applauded.

Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our culture and giving respect to the state. Principal Ms. Jayalakshmi K S greeted all the teachers and children, lauded them for their enthusiastic participation and extended her greetings and best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava.

Deepavali Celebration - 2022
Festivities bring so much joy and happiness all around... Children of Podar international school, Kalkere celebrated Deepavali by being part of various activities across grades.Children had great fun drawing and colouring Diya's, painting Diya's, making paper crackers, making lanterns and preparing Deepavali sweets and many more... All Children participated and enjoyed the celebration with great enthusiasm.
Teacher's Day Celebration - 2022

Students of Podar International School # Kalkere celebrated Teachers' Day on 5th September 2022. On this occasion children from Grade 7 to Grade10 presented a cultural program as a tribute to all the teachers. The programme started with Saraswati Vandana and a tribute to Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.

The Various programmes like heart touching songs dedicated to teachers, skit depicting role of teachers in everyone's lives, games as the recreational activities for teachers, orchestra for filling the premises with musical aura and last but not the least beautiful and mesmerizing dance performances were presented and arranged that made the day of all the teachers and filled with unforgettable memories. They also felicitated all the teachers. In conclusion, Principal Ms. Jayalakshmi ma’am wholeheartedly appreciated the hard work put in by our little organizers of the programme and wished all the teachers and students for their future endeavors with ever enlightening words.

House Competition 'Theme : Footprints in Time – An Archaeological expedition' - 2022
Podar International School, #Kalkere conducted the Inter-house Quiz Competition- ‘Histories Mysteries’ under the IE-Theme: ‘Footprints in Time – An Archaeological Expedition’ on 27th August 2022. Students of Grade 6 to 10 participated in the Quiz Competition. The objective of the quiz was to give students an exposure to various archaeological discoveries and other aspects of history. Students showed great enthusiasm in unraveling the secrets buried in History which gave the students a glimpse into the past that is root to all our present living. Six members from each house participated in the competition and Ventus house managed to win in the competition.
Field Trip 'Grade 3 to 5' - 2022
Students of Grade III to V of Podar International School, #Kalkere visited Sir Visvesvaraya Industrial Technological Museum, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru as a part of a field trip under the theme “Footprints in time -An Archaeological Expedition” on 26th August 2022. The museum has seven exhibition halls, students were explained and were made to understand through the demo by their respective class teachers. Students guided by their respective class teachers got an opportunity to learn about Dinosaur Enclave, Science Park, Space Technology Gallery, Wright Brothers' Airplane, Engine Hall, BEL Hall of Electronics, Biotechnology Gallery, Fun Science, Electrotechnic Gallery. Overall, children enjoyed and expanded their knowledge through it.
Field Trip 'Grade 1 and 2' - 2022
Field Trip Devanahalli Fort. "Practical learning is important to implement child's knowledge into skills.'' Podar International School Kalkere conducted the Field Trip for Grade - 1 and 2 students on 29th August 2022. Students visited Devanahalli Fort, Devanahalli district, Bengaluru. The fort depicted a good example of historical architecture. The students were given information about the history of the fort and about the architectural structural importance of the fort by the respective class teachers. The students were also informed about the different parts of the fort. The excitement of the children was clearly seen after the trip which also fulfilled their knowledge about the historical place.
Eye Checkup Camp - 2022

Podar International School,Kalkere organised an in-house eye check up for children of grade 1-10 in association with Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust on 22nd and 23rd August 2022. The ophthalmic technicians helped our students become aware of their eye health. Leading the team Dr. Surekha, an eye surgeon, brought well-equipped eye examination tools to examine the students effectively.

They also spoke to the students about how to increase awareness and improve access to eye healthcare services. The objective of this event was to spread awareness on eye disorder, their early detection and detect refractive errors and eye ailments among school children. The students also asked the queries they had in their mind which were solved by eye specialists. Attendees with eye problems requiring continued medical attention were given referral slips. The checkup turned out to be very beneficial for our students.

Thematic Culminating Event 'Community Helpers - Grade 2' - 2022
Thematic Culminating Event took place at Podar International School, Kalkere under the theme ‘Community Helpers’ through a career day for Grade 2 on 22nd of August 2022. All the students exhibited themselves one by one from the different occupations . There were dance performances of students dressed as bakers, soldiers,barbar, vegetable sellers etc. There was a melodious song sung in chorus by all the students. The anchors of the show from grade 2 proved to be lively and grasped the attention of everyone in the event. Dignity of labor was instilled in the program and throughout the events of thematic learning.
My School - Thematic Culminating Event for grade 1 - 2022
Podar International School # Bengaluru, Kalkere organised the thematic culminating event-My School on 22nd of August 2022. This event was the output of all the learning through the thematic learning sessions. The students were well prepared,well-coordinated and they confidently played roles of different teaching and non-teaching staff. The school turned into the happiest place for the children when some students showcase their talent in the form of dance and singing. The whole program was hosted by students. Parents enjoyed and appreciated the event presented by children.
Investiture Ceremony 2022-2023

"Leaders are the role models who inspire the followers and motivate them to reach the target of success".

Podar International school,Kalere conducted the Investiture ceremony for the Academic Year 2022-’23 on 15 August 2022 . Student Council members and house prefects were conferred with colours and badges. Mst. Mohit Prajapat and Ms. Chitrika Babu of grade 9, the newly elected Head Boy and Head Girl along with the other newly constituted Student Council Members took oath of office that was administered by the Principal Ms. Jayalakshmi K.S. She addressed the students to inculcate the values of punctuality, dedication, discipline and determination as they are the torch bearers of tomorrow.

Independence Day Celebration - 2022

The 76th Independence Day and Azadi Ka Amrit Mohotsav was celebrated at Podar International School, Kalkere on 15th August 2022 with great enthusiasm and respect.

The celebration commenced with the hoisting of the tricolor Indian flag by the Principal Ms. Jayalakshmi K S in the school premises in the presence of children, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff. The students enthusiastically presented a colourful show that started off with a march past and went on to include melodious songs, human pyramids, sports display, skit and dance to the tunes of patriotic songs. A skit on the valor of our soldiers presented by high school children was hugely applauded as it brought tears in the eyes of each audience.

Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country. All Podarites pledged to make it a better place for Indians to live and experience peace and unity in diversity.

Jumpstart Activity 'Theme - Footprints in time' - 2022
Podar International School, Kalkere conducted a Jumpstart activity on the theme Footprints in Time. The focus of the theme ‘Footprints in Time-An Archaeological Expedition’ has been designed for the students to help them cultivate the inclination to ask questions related to how one finds out about the past life of humans and how knowing about the past can help to understand our present times better. Over the period of 4-5 weeks, through the exposure to ideas that extend beyond the boundaries of the classroom. It will help them them to understand the importance of learning about the past and expand their knowledge in the area of archaeology.
Culminating Event 'Theme - Changemakers (Courage Conquers)' - 2022

Podar International School, Kalkere conducted culminating event of Change Makers under the the theme Human Rights - “# Courage conquerors” on 9th of July 2022. The whole school was decorated with regards to human rights. Students of different classes participated in various activities like singing, dancing, skit, mime, quiz ,drama and various games ,stalls for best out of waste. Students also presented the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Savitribai Phule etc. To emphasise on RIGHT TO EQUALITY, an exceptional event "COOKING WITHOUT FIRE" was organised at our school assembly area exclusively for fathers to exhibit and sell their exquisite delicacy in a food stall along with their children. It helped children to understand the concept of gender equality and dignity of labour in a better way. There was great feedback given by the parents.

As a whole the program delighted many parents and it was a great learning journey for all.

Student Council Elections 2022-2023
On 1st June 2022, Podar International School, Kalkere had its Students council election 2022-’23.It was held through Google Forms. The grades 5 to 10 were given the link to vote from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. and they cast their vote in the Computer lab. As per the posts for nomination in various posts in the student Council members allowed students to cast their votes. The students learnt to vote and understood the importance of their choice and voice that had to be heard. They were enthusiastically present to cast as they wanted to be a part of the election. They understood that the school gave importance to students and considered them as future leaders.
World Environment Day - 2022
Podar International School, Kalkere celebrated the World Environment Day on 6th June 2022. Children presented a programme which included speeches , fancy dress, slogans, paintings , mime and skits. They all depicted the importance of taking care of the environment. Teachers and students also took an oath to protect our planet further. On the whole, the program was set to bring about awareness about the day. Essay writing competition and sapling planting was done by the students.
Careerium 'Students Career Session for Grade 8 & Grade 9' - 2022
The careerium on 5th of March 2022 at Podar International School,Kalkere hosted the guest speaker, Ms Indira Upadhya who spoke about the profession of nuclear medicine. The students of Grade 8 and Grade 9,along with the teachering faculty participated in the learning journey. The speaker introduced her profession and presented a PowerPoint presentation after which there was a small question answer round. The students were open to learn and appreciated the opportunity given to them, to understand a new field of profession.
Fire Drill - 2022
On 2nd of March 2022,Podar International School, Kalkere conducted Mock Fire drill in the school premises as a part of life skill actiivities. Fire personnel from Banaswadi Fire Station conducted a demonstration on fire extinguishing. Fire official Mr.Vinod Jadav, shared the knowledge about the categories of fire and demonstrated the usage of different kinds of fire extinguisher and usage of hose pipe. Fire emergency number, 101 was reiterated to students. The students were keenly observant, enjoyed the experience and displayed utmost gratitude towards the firemen for their fierceful nature in their occupation.
Republic Day Celebration - 2022

We celebrate Republic Day on January 26th every year as on this day the constitution of India came into effect. It is a red-letter day in the history of our country. To mark this special day, Podar International School,Kalkere virtually organized various activities. The teachers and the students virtually celebrated this day with great zeal and enthusiasm.

Even before the commencement of the Republic Day students debated on why the Republic Day is a prestigious day of importance.

The students wrote essays on Republic day. The students from the primary grades drew , sketched and celebrated the week on the theme of Republic day. Quizzes were conducted in all the grades.

The celebrations went on with little blooming tiny tots of class 1 presenting the slogans and poetic grade 2 with their poems. III , VIII grade presented a scintillating dance on some of the patriotic songs spreading the aura of patriotism everywhere.

Grade IV and VI role played on few freedom struggle fighters such as Gandhi,Lala lajpat rai, Chandrashekar Rao and Kasturbha Gandhi. The witness of melodious songs sung by Grade 5 and the silent yet meaningful mime presented by Grade 6 was appreciated on the virtual platform. The Grade IX performed a skit to pay tribute to the unsung hero Khudiram Bose.

Careerium 'Students Career Session for Grade 8 and Grade 9' - 2022

On a bright ,shiny Saturday, we at Podar International School, Kalkere were blessed with an esteemed guest from the parent fraternity as our speaker for monthly event Careerium.

The session started with introducing the parent of Mst. Rayansh Grade 2B, Mr. Ramanujan A S a senior manager with a finance background. He presented an overview about his educational background, his profile in his current job, his company and the connection between them, stock market and clients using a well prepared ppt. He also shared his experiences as a student and now as a professional. He was very soft spoken and contributed the real life experience of a person who has a never ending process of learning,in accepting feedback and striving to be competent in the society.

The students were benefited by the speaker as they got interested in the field that the speaker was speaking about. The principal Ms.Jayalakshmi K S shared her thoughts about the need of being a lifelong learner and the meaning of being successful. Organizing the whole event was successful as the students presented a positive view in their feedback.

Inter Podar Patriotic Song Singing Competition - 2022

The Inter Podar Patriotic song Singing competition was hosted by Podar International school, Kalkere on 5th February 2022. All schools from Karnataka hub came together for this competition virtually.

The competition was categorized into 4 categories : Group A, (grade 1-4) Group B( grade 5-7) Group C(grade 8 and above) and Group D (parents and teachers).

The day was inaugurated through melodious inauguration songs and digital lamp lighting. The participants sang, joining into different links for solo and group.The judges Mr. Milind Mohan Devare,Mr.Nishad Wakurdekar, Mr.Yogesh Parmeshar Kadam, Ms.B.Glady Annie Besant Kavitha-music teachers of different branches of PIS outside Karnataka come with vast years of experience in their respective fields.

The exuberant energy while performing went through the different groups and throughout the day. There was great support from the host as well as all the other schools towards the participants.The participants winners of various competitions and schools won prizes. PIS, Kalkere went on to win 2 first prizes- group song (Cat-A and Cat-D) The overall championship was bagged by Podar International school, Belagavi.

75 Lakh Post Card Campaign - 2021

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements. The Department of Posts (DoP), Ministry of Communication and Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education commenced the ‘75 Lakh Post Card Campaign’ from December 1. The competition is a part of the ongoing celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The students of Podar International School, Kalkere participated in the campaign by writing letters to The Prime Minister of India. The themes for this campaign was "Unsung Heroes of Freedom Struggle” and “My vision for India in 2047". Students wrote about their vision for their country in their letters.

Fit India School Week - 2021
On a fine Tuesday morning of 14 Dec. 2021, during the Fit India School week the students of Podar International School practised Yogasana . The students appreciated the need for Yoga and repeated the asanas with the PE master . The session ended with Suryanamaskara. It was an enthusiastic and energetic vision to watch the students perform the asanas.
Careerium 'Students Career Session for Grade 8 and Grade 9' - 2021

Careerium is a program planned by soliciting parent volunteers who could share their experience in their professional journey and give some insights to children on grade VIII and IX to plan their further course of action after stepping out of grade X. The first edition of the same was rolled out on Saturday, 12.12.2021. The parent volunteer for the same was Mr Amin Manjrekar, F/o Hina Manjrekar from IIIA.

Having studied Hotel management, he carries experience in the textile industry. He is now working in an organic business industry Green fundas.

He began with his experiences and embedded his useful tips in his talks upon how to deal with a business in its ups and downs.

The students' questions were answered keenly with wit and a pinch of experience. The session was very well organized grasping everyone's attention throughout. Children enjoyed and appreciated the session as they carried back loads of information and guidance with them.

Introduction of Scouts and Guides at School - 2021
It was a proud moment at PIS, Kalkere on 26 Nov. 2021 when an orientation session for Scouts and Guides introduction at school was held for the children on G V-IX. The session was deliberated through a PPT for both online and offline students simultaneously. Ms. Divya Upadhya and Mr. Kasi Rao attended a 7 day training for basic guide captain and scout master as a mandatory preliminary certificate course were leading the talk. The Guide captain gave a brief introduction on Guides and represented the pictures of her experience. The scouts master elaborated with his ideas and experiences of the same. The volunteering act to be selfless towards society was invoked in the students of Grade 5-9. Student enrollment will be rolled out post collecting consent from parents.
Constitution day celebration - 2021

Our country India, on 26 November 2021 observed Constitution Day, also known as National Law Day. Podar International School, Kalkere also celebrated ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ commemorating the adoption of the Constitution in India when in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India formally adopted the Constitution of India that came into force on 26 January, 1950. A special Virtual and physical assembly was held by grade 9 students. Students took a pledge and watched related skits and presentations. New words and quiz related to the day were also presented. The day was also celebrated as a tribute to India’s first Law Minister BR Ambedkar, who played a pivotal role in drafting the Indian Constitution. Students presented their thoughts on his contribution and on the importance of the Constitution. Students of grade V to IX along with teachers read the ‘Preamble’ to the Constitution of India.

Children's Day Celebration - 2021
Podar International school, Kalkere, celebrated Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary as Children’s day on 15th November 2021. The school assembly was conducted by the teachers. There was a song presented by karaoke and through the teachers’ melodious voice. The counsellor recited a poem dedicated to the students. The children were elated to see their teachers’ dance. A skit on values which passed on a message being 100% marks is not everything; the way we behave, treat others determines the person that we are was presented by the teachers.. The cultural activities were preceded by the games and other activities related to movie watching and magic shows. The online students received the online greetings whereas the offline students received a token of love in physical school as their children’s day gift. They were also inspired by their class teachers to read and improve their skills. The students enjoyed the day thoroughly and were grateful for the same.
Kannada Rajyotsabha celebrations - 2021
Podar International School, Kalkere, celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava on 10th Nov. (G 1-5 online) and 11 November (G 6-9) with great valour and dedication with the students and all the staff present physically on 11 Nov. Speeches and dance were staged beautifully by the children and they appreciated the language at every spot. Melodious songs accompanied by instruments were presented. The students brought up a quiz asking about the facts of Karnataka. Some English translations to Kannada were asked to the audience. The famous personality of Karnataka was introduced with pictures and information was given by the students besides tongue twisters, dance and fancy dress. For the children who couldn’t join physically the whole programme was streamed online. Through the programme we could emphasize the importance of learning and appreciating the language.
Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri birth Anniversary - 2021
Podar International School, Kalkere, celebrated our beloved father of the nation, Gandhi ji’s birthday, Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri birth anniversary on 2nd October 2021 with the students and all the staff present physically. Like other years, the school decided to celebrate the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti with splendour. The cultural program was planned and the school ground was selected as the venue for the function. Speeches and street play was staged beautifully based on the two great leaders. They were presented by the students of grade 8 and 9. There was a song presented by instruments and through the teachers’ melodious voice.
Hindi Diwas Celebration - 2021
Hindi Diwas has been celebrated with great dedication and devotion at Podar International School,Bengaluru, Kalkere on 14th September 2021 through the GoogleMeet platform. Students from Grade 1 to 9 participated in speeches, poems,doha and slogans in the greater interest of the programme. Performances of dance, skit and songs entertained the audience. In addition to the above programmes students from Grade 1 and 2 also depicted fancy dress on healthy foods in Hindi language.
Boys and Girls Welfare Committee - 2021

Podar International School, Bengaluru, Kalkere is committed to embedding safeguarding into the whole school. Keeping in mind 6th and 7th September 2021,the counsellor of the school conducted a Girls and Boys Welfare committee meeting separately with boys and girls from Grade VI to Grade IX in the presence of the committee members Principal, Coordinator and Science Teacher.

Pastoral care and academic achievement go hand in hand and we recognize that one cannot flourish without the other. Our students can perform best when they are happy and secure, to keep up the spirit for the safety and security of the children .The committee is to empower the girls and boys to sensitize all the issues related to them and to make the school campus a safe place for learning and growing. All the students are made aware about the safety measures by members of the Girls and Boys Welfare Committee.

Both the committee started with introducing the committee, its roles and responsibilities and the members for contact.

The boys welfare committee presented statistics and information on Gender Bias and the Girls welfare committee presented statistics and information on Puberty through a PPT, poem recitation, dance and songs were the other entertaining performances that enhanced the committee meet.

Discussions and debates on topics revolving around Gender bias and Puberty were intriguingly controlled and promoted by the students and teachers.

Teacher's Day Celebration - 2021
Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5th September, in remembrance of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. At Podar International School,Kalkere, this year the celebration took place on 6th September through physical and online platforms. It included games, speech, dance, skit, pick and speak and an online quiz organized by the students for all the teachers. Teachers received appreciation certificates for their relentless service in making learning possible even during these difficult times. They enjoyed and appreciated the program put up by the students. Teachers joined the principal in extending heartiest thanks to all students for making the day a memorable one.
Independence Day Celebration - 2021
The 75th Independence Day was celebrated at Podar International School, #Bengaluru, Kalkere on 15th August, 2021 with great enthusiasm and respect. The celebration commenced with unfurling of the tricolor Indian flag by the Principal Ms Jayalakshmi KS in the school premises in the presence of all teaching and non-teaching staff. Students and parents joined the celebration through a virtual platform. The Principal addressed the gatherings about the Independence Day and urged parents to instill the spirit of patriotism in children. Students participated in various activities like fancy dress, dance, skit, quiz, speech and song. They displayed their talent through live recorded mediums.
International Yoga Day Celebration - 2021

The 7th Yoga Day was celebrated virtually in all its splendour and grandeur at Podar International School, Kalkere on 21st June, 2021.

The virtual Yoga day celebration was anchored by students and was intensively a student run celebration.

Scintillating display of various yoga asanas was done by the students under the guidance of the teachers. A melodious song was played by a student to which kept grip of the audience. Students mentioned the enlisted benefits of the yogasnas performed by them. There was an illuminating structured explanation of the seven Chakras by the students.

Parents, students and teachers witnessed this event with great pride and made this event a grand success in their comfort zone at their homes.

Republic Day Celebration - 2021

Podar International School, Kalkere celebrated India’s 72nd Republic Day with great vigour and solemnity.

The celebration commenced with unfurling of the tricolor Indian flag by the Principal in the school premises. Students and parents joined the celebration through virtual platform.

Students from Grade 1 to 8 participated in various activities like fancy dress, dance, skit, speech and singing song. They displayed their talent through live as well as recorded mediums.

Active participation of the parents in the celebration was an icing on the cake. In fact, it was a day of rejoicing.

Kannada Rajyothsava - 2020
Podar International School, Kalkere celebrated Kannada Rajyothsava with great fervor and joy on 7th November, 2020 through virtual platform. Activities like fancy dress, song, quiz and speech emphasizing the rich heritage of Karnataka and the importance of kannada language were organised in which the students from Grade I to grade VIII participated with great enthusiasm. The parents also actively contributed to the celebration by singing along with the children and making this event a memorable celebration.
Independence Day Celebration - 2020

Independence Day was celebrated at Podar International School,Bengaluru-3, Kalkere on 15 th August, 2020 with great enthusiasm and respect. The celebration commenced with unfurling of the tricolor Indian flag by the Principal in the school premises in the presence of all teaching and non-teaching staff. Students and parents joined the celebration through a virtual platform.

Students participated in various activities like fancy dress, dance, skit, poem recitation, speech and song. They displayed their talent through live recorded mediums.Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for all of us to live in and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity embracing the new norm and technology.

Parivartan Drive 'Celebrating Life' - 2020
Under the theme “The pursuit of happiness”, “Parivartan” drive rally was organized by Podar International School, Kalkere on 29th February, 2020. The focus of the drive was on creating awareness about the necessity of leading a stress free life inspired by mindfulness and gratitude. The students from Grade 4 to 7 participated in various activities and acted as agents of change. The students interacted with the people in and around their school locality as they marched. They conducted campaigns in the form of flash mobs, live music performance and many other interesting activities like Giving away ‘Happiness Kits’, ‘Mark it with love’ Game and Wishing Tree. The initiative was appreciated both by the public and parents.
Podarathon - 2020

Podarathon - a Cross country Race of 5 km was organized by Podar International School, Kalkere on 18th January, 2020 for students, parents and its staff members to emphasize on the thought of 'healthy mind in a healthy body'.

Many parents enthusiastically participated in the race, along with their wards and family members and made this event a grand success.

The participants were guided by the school staff members throughout the race. Winners under four categories-male. female, boys and girls were later awarded with prizes on Sports Day.

Annual Day Celebration 2019-2020

Annual day, Kalakshitij 2019-20 was celebrated at Podar International School, Kalkere on 11th January, 2020 with great elation and gusto. Mr. Narayanaswamy. G, Police sub-Inspector, Mahadevapura police station was the Chief Guest for the day.

An amazing show was put up by the students under the guidance of the Principal and the staff which began with absolute splendor and glint, celebrating the diversity in cultures found across the world.

The theme of the annual day was “The Adventures of the Magical Crowns”. The whole act was beautifully interlinked with magnificent dance performances and remarkable drama excellently presented on the stage by students from gr. I-VII. It was received with loud applause from the parent community.

71st Republic Day Celebration & Kreeda Utsav - 2020
The 71st Republic Day and the 3rd Kreeda Utsav (The Annual Sports Fest) was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur at Podar International School, Kalkere on 26th January, 2020. The Chief Guest for the day was Capt. Prabhat Kumar Pandit. The students presented cultural items like patriotic songs and folk dances, skit highlighting the importance of Preamble in our Constitution. Scintillating display of various yoga asanas and pyramid formation was also done by the students under the guidance of the teachers. The winners in the various sport events were awarded with medals and certificates by the Chief guest and the Principal. The parents witnessed this event with great pride and made this event a grand success.
3D Printing Showcase 'Prototyping the Future' - 2020
PodarInternational School, Kalkere participated in interschool 3D Printing competition organized by the Podar Education Group on 24th January, 2020 at Podar International School, Bannerghata Road Bengaluru. Themes were: Extinct or Endangered Animal Park for Grade V Historical Fort for Grade VI Illuminated Botanical Garden for Grade VII A wonderful showcase of 3D models was put up by PIS, Kalkere which bagged them prizes in All the three categories –first in the Grade VI and VII category and second in the Grade V category.
Diya making workshop - 2019
Diya making workshop was organized for children (Grade I to VII) and their parents on 19th October, 2019. Students and their parents enjoyed making diyas on potter’s wheel. This experience helped them to connect with nature and add a personal touch to their Diwali celebrations.
Blood Donation Camp - 2019
As a part of Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations and giving back to society initiative of the school, Podar International School, Kalkere organized a Blood Donation camp in school, by partnering with Lions Blood Bank of Bhagavan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bengaluru, on 19th October, 2019. Parents of students from Nursery to Grade VII, school staff with family and friends gladly volunteered to participate in this drive.
Dandiya Utsav - 2019
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Podar International School, Kalkere celebrated “DandiyaUtsav" on 27 Sept. 2019 by dancing to the beats of Dandiya songs. The students, teachers and parents came together to celebrate DandiyaUtsav in colorful traditional attire. Everyone enjoyed the melodious music, rhythmic beats that matched the mood of festivity.
Thematic Program 'Celebrating My World' - 2019
Podar International School-Bangalore, Kalkere conducted the culminating event ‘Celebrating My World’under the Thematic Unit:1 ‘Me and My World’ for students of Grade 1 on 31 Aug 2109. This event focused on all that thestudents have learnt during the 4 weeks of the module. Students presented the songs and dances that were learnt during the music and activity period of integrated unit. Parents enjoyed all these and also the exhibition of students' work as per theme.
Volunteer Program 'Visit to Old Age Home' - 2019
On 4th September under the student volunteer program the students from grade I-VII of Podar International School, Bengaluru- Kalkere visited an old age home-Home of Hopes at Doddagubbi. They spent some quality time with them by presenting a small cultural programme consisting of dance and song. Children also shared fruits with them. Children witnessed miserable condition of old people, were moved and returned with a mixed feeling. Their takeaway was to never leave parents in old age home.
Stardust Event - 2019
Space Troopers – ‘Stardust Culminating Event’ The school-wide theme ‘Space Troopers’ culminated with an event- the ‘Stardust: To Infinity and Beyond’ which was organised by the students and staff members with lot of enthusiasm within the school premises on 31 August,2019. The event took students, teachers and parents on a journey to space where they explored the mysterious and fascinating components of the universe.It unwrapped a platform of knowledge and fun.