School Events at Chinchwad

Welcome back assembly 'Shift B' 2023-2024

"Every day is the new beginning, a chance to take our first step, a step that can promise us a new horizon and a whole lot of new possibilities."

After a short and relaxed break with the spirits held high Podar International School children were back to school. A special welcome assembly was conducted for them by shift B teachers .Teachers welcomed students by wearing different colour mask. The students were very excited as they began their journey towards joyful learning with bright and cheerful faces. Reuniting with friends and teachers after the short break added fuel to their energies and made its way for a sparkling start.

The assembly started by seeking the blessings of Almighty followed by a Welcome Song by the teachers. Anjum Ma’am explained the students about importance of time through an interesting story and with a wonderful message of always being organized in the work given.

The students enjoyed the act performed by their teachers that kept them captivated and enthralled throughout the assembly. A quiz was also organized for the students wherein they had to guess the famous personalities which were enacted by the teachers.

Our beloved Principal Shehanaz Cottar Ma’am encouraged students to integrate the core values like kindness and understanding in their daily lives and also wished the tiny tots an accomplished and knowledge-filled academic year ahead.

The program ended with the National Anthem.

Welcome back assembly 'Shift A' 2023-2024

"A new school year means new beginnings, new adventures, new friendships and new challenges. The slate is clean and wonders can happen."

The first day at Podar International School Chinchwad started with a lot of enthusiasm. We welcomed our passionate Podarites in the ocean of knowledge commencing with a morning assembly. All the students were delighted to come back to school after a short session break.

The assembly began with warm up exercises, taking an oath to do better in the coming session, indulging in a brainstorming quiz and riddles, students were motivated to hear the chronicles of great personalities.

Our beloved Principal Maam addressed the assembly of students and teachers by encouraging everyone to pursue their goals with positivity, hard work and grit.

We at Podar International School Chinchwad abide with the quote "Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree it's all about widening our knowledge and absorbing the truth about life."

Std XII farewell 2022-2023

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand”. With these good wishes and blessings the Podar family came together on 1st April, 2023 to bid adieu to the outgoing batch of class XII 2022-23. The theme for the farewell party was” Flash Back- Down the Memory Lane.”

The ceremony began with the welcoming of our beloved Principal, Mrs Shehanaz Cottar, respected Vice Principals, Mrs Manisha Ghosarwade and Mrs Vaishali Ranasubhe, dear teachers and students. The evening was a fiesta devoted to the years spent together in School with friends and teachers to reminisce joyous moments. The much awaited ceremony commenced with melodious songs, playing of musical instruments by our talented students followed by graceful dance performances and interesting and funfilled games. Teachers shared a few words of wisdom and some students delivered speeches relating to their experiences in school. The student representatives expressed their gratitude towards their institution, authorities and beloved teachers.

The students were taken down the memory lane to a nostalgic voyage through a specially compiled ppt highlighting their precious journey in this esteemed institution. All the dignitaries along with the teachers and students marked this memorable evening by cutting a cake. The evening came to an end with a unique ramp walk in which the elegantly dressed students performed their own signature steps. The Principal accredited the titles to the students under the categories of Best Smile, Best Dressed Male and Female, Master and Miss Podar. The ceremony came to an end with the speech of our esteemed Principal, she blessed all the students and wished them good luck for their future endeavors.

Std X farewell 2022-2023

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”- Semisonic.

School days are discerned to be the days we laugh till our stomach hurts, cry till our bonds strengthen and live till we extract the best of everything. These days are an invaluable treasure but somewhere it has to end for a new start to happen. With a heavy heart the Principal, Vice-Principal and teachers of Podar International School, Chinchwad, bid adieu to their dear students on the 24th of January, 2023 and wish them good luck for their future ventures, where they will be seen welcoming the new light of the sun with open arms and step ahead for scaling the ladder of success. The Farewell Ceremony of Grade-X was commenced with a small act by the teachers where they conveyed how their students are loved and valued and how they will be missed in future. It was followed by students' performances that comprised dances, songs and poems enunciating the wisdom they have gained over the years. The students also expressed their gratitude towards the institution, the authorities, the teachers, and their friends who made their journey worth remembering.

The Head Girl of the Institution, Miss Urvi Jain also addressed the audience and congratulated them for crossing the first milestone of their career. It was further proceeded by a heart-wrenching speech by the Principal, who has generously imparted knowledge and moulded the young minds into the person they have become today. She also advised them to be kind to everything they come across and make a difference in the world we are living in. Life isn’t smooth. One has to take those bumpy rides to achieve one’s goals and so she encouraged them to find that inner light that would help them rise above every challenge that obscures their view. The Chief attraction of the event was the ramp walk where students participated with enthusiasm and answered with precision the questions posed by the panellists based on which Master and Miss Podar were selected. Ms Sakshi Fadale secured the most prestigious title, Miss Podar for her elegance and amicable disposition and Master Vikhyat Patil was conferred with the Master Podar title for his style and attitude.

The Celebration ended with the customary cake-cutting ceremony which is believed to pass good luck and allows students to carry the positive vibes, goodwill and virtues they have learnt in their life.

We wish all the love and happiness for our dear students!!!

Parivartan Drive 'Eco warriors - A Sustainable you and I - Shift B' - 2023

Sustainable fashion is not a trend but the future.

Podar International School, Chinchwad (Shift B) organized a special drive on creating awareness about fast fashion and the need to adopt sustainable clothing on 16th March 2023 .Over 150 students participated in this special drive titled “PARIVARTAN‟, to talk about the importance of recycling clothes to reduce waste and to save the environment.

The students participated in a walkathon, while creating awareness about the detrimental facts of fast fashion. They also came up with a few DIY ideas for reusing their old clothes and asked the people to support the cause and take a pledge.

Our Principal Shehnaaz Cottar Ma’am motivated students and explained the importance of reusing and recycling the clothes. The activities designed for the theme have widened our students‟ visions and have made them more aware of the clothing industry. Our school has taken an initiative to highlight the importance of a sustainable lifestyle which will help people become more appreciative about their worn-out clothes.

The support and cooperation from the local police helped in completing the drive smoothly the school has initiated the campaign to make people aware why it is important to rethink before buying clothes.

Parivartan Drive 'Eco warriors - A Sustainable you and I - Shift A' - 2023

Over 100 Podar International School students participated in PARIVARTAN DRIVE 2022-23’ – ‘Ecowarriors’ - A Sustainable You and I’ Podar International School,Chinchwad a premier educational institute across India, organized a special drive on creating awareness about fast fashion and the need to adopt sustainable clothing. Over 150+ students participated in this special drive titled „PARIVARTAN‟, to talk about the importance of recycling clothes to reduce waste and to save the environment.

The students participated in walkathon, while creating awareness about the detrimental facts of fast fashion. The Principal Mrs Shehnaz Cottar said, Environment is an integral part of our lives. Imbibing the right lifestyle and choices to make the world a better place is an important part of this theme. Imbibing these choices will not only make one feel good but will also keep the environmental spirit alive. The activities designed for the theme have widened our students‟ visions and have made them more aware of the clothing industry. Our school has taken an initiative to highlight the importance of a sustainable lifestyle which will help people become more appreciative about their worn-out clothes.

The school has initiated the campaign to make people aware why it is important to rethink before buying clothes.

First assembly Std XII - 2023

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today!!

Podar International School, Chinchwad welcomed the Grade XII students for the academic session 2023-24 in the morning Assembly on the 6th of March, 2023. The assembly began with warm up exercises to bring in vigor and vitality and to rejuvenate their spirits.

The serene morning hours resounded with the school prayer and prayer song to thank the almighty for his blessings.

The assembly included recitation of an inspirational poem, narration of a story, brainstorming through G.K quiz followed by a Fun Game as an Energizer.

Our Principal, Ms Shehanaz Cottar felicitated Siddhi Badhe student of grade XII A for securing a Gold Medal in the International English Olympiad followed by awarding a participation certificate to Samiksha Palav and Varshini Balaji for having participated in the ‘Brain Bee Competition’. Ms Madhuri Gholkar a teacher from Senior Secondary session was awarded with the appreciation certificate for the same.

Principal Mam addressed the students and motivated them to focus on their goals and dreams. The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.

Science day Celebration 'Shift B' - 2023

“Science is the discovery of the principles that have always existed on Earth.” National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28 each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28th February 1928. The theme for National Science Day 2023 is 'Global Science for Global Wellbeing'.

Promoting scientific knowledge is essential for various reasons like it helps in developing a scientific temperament and encourages critical thinking and problem-solving skills among students.

Science Day was celebrated in Podar International School, Chinchwad with the title “Sciland, Know and Grow” which was inaugurated by the Principal Ms Shehanaz Cottar. Our champions exhibited various science projects, models, charts based on programmes of inquiry and science fun activities. Students exhibited their learning of concepts through experiments that included models and hands-on experiment activities on different types of energy, human body systems, dialysis and solar systems. They also displayed the types of adulteration and ways to find it. As this is a millet year, students also displayed nutritious food items. Younger students who visited the stalls were thrilled to understand complex systems through simple models and charts.

The working models prepared for the science exhibition by our students reflected their innovative ideas, creativity and talent. The models, their explanation and justification for the questions posed by the students were highly appreciated by our Principal Ms. Shehanaz Cottar Ma’am and our Vice Principal Ms. Vaishali Ranasubhe Ma’am. Our students proved their efficiency by answering spontaneously to the questions.

The exhibition was a joyful learning for the students who prepared the projects as well as for those who visited, inquired and gained knowledge from them.

Science day Celebration 'Shift A' - 2023

"Science is a field that continues to be one of the greatest collective endeavors in human history."

National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February every year to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, an Indian physicist.

National Science Day is celebrated to recognize and appreciate the significant contributions of scientists and researchers to society, to promote scientific temper and encourage scientific thinking, and to inspire and encourage young students to pursue a career in science.

This day was celebrated with great zeal in Podar International School , Chinchwad. Program began with Lamp lighting ceremony and declaring the theme of the year "Global Science for global well-being".

Special assembly was conducted with scientific prayer , pledge and amazing facts. Students gave information about Millet as "Grain of the year" announced by United Nations, displaying food items made by millets. All the participants actively participated in Science Trivia Quiz in which activity based , Diagram based and Who am I questions were asked. Students of Grade I - VIII exhibited working models and explained their functioning. Some of the amazing models were of Waste and recycle management, Solar energy street lights, Fire extinguisher with sensor, Drip irrigation system and we could successfully fly an autonomous remote controlled Drone.

Program ended with words of motivation by Principal Mrs. Shehanaz Cottar ,Vice Principals Mrs. Manisha Ghosarwade and Mrs. Vaishali Ransubhe also graced the program with their presence

3D Printing Competition - 2023

Success is no accident. It is a result of perseverance, hard work, consistency and the determination to know that failure is not an option.

Podar International School, Chinchwad made heads turn with astonishment at the Podar Hub 3D Prototyping competition conducted on a zenith platform with 10 schools from the region participating. The teams from Podar International School, Chinchwad working to drive oneself to the top gained immense laurels and accolades at the contest. While Std 8 and Std 6 grabbed the winners’ trophy, Std 5 and Std 7 finished 2nd Runners up at this prestigious contention.

Std 8 with their working model of the 3D farm proudly named ‘Agro Intelligente’ claimed compliments from judges and audience alike. The 3D printed original ‘Podar Toy Arena’ created by the students of Std 5 became the highlight of the entire show. The ‘’Garden of Unity’’ architype marvelously designed and shaped by the pupils of Std 7 retained humanity’s faith on the goodness of social existence. The ’Trash Titan’ 3D example managed to alter the outlook of the judges towards a cleaner and better future. The students were enlightened on several aspects of 3D prototyping and the opportunity made them more equipped for the 21st century.

Heartiest congratulations to the entire team for their achievement and striving for more victories ahead.

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