English Literary Week 'Shift B' - 2024

Celebrating the Magic of Words: English Literature Day at Podar International School, Chinchwad Today, Podar International School, Chinchwad was ablaze with the fervour of students, faculty, and esteemed guests as they gathered to commemorate English Literature Day. Under the guiding light of the Principal Mrs. Shehanaz Cottar Ma'am, the school was transformed into a hub of literary exploration and appreciation.

The day commenced with a warm welcome from the anchors, heralding a series of captivating activities and insightful discussions.

Students showcased their talents through stirring performances of Shakespearean sonnets, enchanting skits inspired by the Bard's timeless works, and engaging quizzes that tested their knowledge and wit.

A highlight of the event was the inspiring session where budding authors from Podar International School, who had published their own book, shared their experiences of writing and thanked the school for providing them with this exposure on a big platform like Bribook.

The Principal Mrs Shehanaz Cottar delivered an impassioned address, igniting a spark of inspiration in the hearts of the students, urging them to embrace the world of literature with enthusiasm and fervor. With words of encouragement, she motivated the children to unleash their creativity by participating in writing books and exploring the wonders of reading.

English Literature Day at Podar International School Chinchwad served as a reminder of the power of language to inspire, connect, and transform. English Day celebration marked a journey of discovery, igniting a passion for literature that will continue to illuminate Podarites path forward.

English Literary Week 'Shift A' - 2024

“Literature always anticipates life and it is to explore the highest along with the lowest places in human society, where one hopes to find the truth of the tale and imagination.”

Podar International School, Chinchwad celebrated Literary Week from 20th April to 25th April 2024. Keeping the spirit of activity-based learning, the week-long event was carried out at all class levels at School, where the students gave wings to their imagination and colours to their creativity in English. The main objective was familiarizing students with the wonderful and infinite world of literature.

The week’s celebration introduced the children to the new arenas of literary experience as well as encouraged them to artistically portray the same. The week's kick-starter was story telling competition by the students of grade 1 and 2. Children narrated their favorite stories with awe-inspiring enthusiasm and spectacular expressions. Enacting the various characters of stories ignited their creative skills.

There was a Recitation Competition organized for the students of grade 3 and 4. The students participated to improve their rhetorical abilities and higher cognitive thinking. The children aced with myriad forms of poetry and original limericks.

Grade 5 and 6 celebrated the literary week through a multitude of fun filled Advertisement Jingles. The literary week culminated with a Spell Bee Competition held for grade 7 and 8. The contestants were asked to spell broad selection of words ,usually with a varying degree of difficulty.

Thus the students enjoyed and participated in a week-long celebration of language and literature. The activities were designed carefully to encourage students’ interest in the languages and the world of literature. They also focused on providing a fusion of art and literature.

Earth Day Celebration 'Shift B' - 2024

The students of Podar International School, Chinchwad put across a very important message through a special assembly on the theme 'Planet vs Plastic' to embrace the spirit of preserving Mother Nature.

The assembly commenced with the Prayer, Pledge, Thought and a wonderful sanskrit song setting the tone for the assembly with a warm welcome.

In order to leave a long-lasting impact on the minds of the students, a dance performance and a mime act was presented on the theme depicting we should avoid plastic to save our ecosystem.

Students of Grade VII and VIII organized a 'Talk Show' with a renowned environmentalist who shared his insightful experiences and views on avoiding the use of Plastic.

Respected Principal Ma’am interacted with the students and guided them on the importance of 3 R’s i.e Recycle, Reuse and Reduce.

The assembly ended with a Vote of thanks.

Earth Day Celebration 'Shift A' - 2024

“Going green is not just a trend; it’s a necessity.”

Every year on April 22nd, people around the world come together to celebrate Earth Day, a global event dedicated to environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day serves as a reminder of the importance of taking care of our planet and inspires individuals and communities to take action to preserve and protect the environment for future generations.

“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share." To make the students understand the importance of our Mother Earth and build up the spirit, Podar International School, Chinchwad had organized a Special Assembly for Grade III on 22nd April,2024.

The Assembly started with a beautiful thought, pledge followed by a melodious song on Our Mother Earth. Grade IV students were dressed up in beautiful attire and showcased different nature elements and shared their importance through ramp walk.

The beauty of the entire program was enhanced by melodious action song , music and the message given through it.

We all carried back a message with us that we can all contribute in saving our planet from getting spoiled. Earth Day is a reminder that we all share a responsibility to protect the Earth and its precious resources.

Legends of Laughter 'A Tribute to Comic Creators' - 2024

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Books are a uniquely portable magic."

Comics play a huge role in student’s life, allowing them to read, imagine and create.

The students of grade VII and VIII of Podar International School, Chinchwad had organized a special assembly on 19th April, 2024, to give A Tribute to Comic Creators, who have played an important role in creating the comic industry.

The students had a panel of Creators like, Anant Pai- creator of Amar Chitra Katha, Stan Lee - creator of Marvel Comics, Charles Schulz- creator of Peanuts, Pran Kumar Sharma - creator of Chacha Chaudhary. They shared their life experiences, which motivated them to create their comics and characters.

The assembly helped students to learn and understand about the imaginative thinking skills of the comic creators. It also appreciated the efforts and hard work put in by the great legends of laughter to create such beautiful comics.

Our beloved Principal, Ms. Shehanaz Cottar ma’am motivated the students to inculcate reading habits in order to develop their creative and imaginary skills.

Eid Celebration 'Shift B' - 2024

"Eid ul Fitr Assembly Celebrations at Podar International School, Chinchwad.

Podar International School, Chinchwad, recently celebrated the joyous occasion of Eid ul Fitr with a vibrant assembly, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The event showcased the school's cultural heritage and community spirit in a wonderful display.

The program began with a melodious choir performance, setting the tone welcoming the day of Ramadan Eid. This was followed by a skit with dance, titled "Ramadan Moon," which showcased the importance of moon sighting at the beginning and at the end of the month of Ramadan. The skit beautifully depicted the significance of Ramadan and the joy of Eid.

On this occasion, our art teachers were felicitated with certificates for their outstanding contribution in the field of art throughout the academic year.

Principal Ms Shehanaz Cottar addressed the gathering, emphasizing the values of compassion, forgiveness, and unity that Eid ul Fitr embodies.

The program concluded with a heartfelt vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to everyone involved in making the event a success.

The Eid ul Fitr assembly was a wonderful celebration of diversity and inclusivity, fostering a sense of community and togetherness among students.

Podar International School, Chinchwad continues to promote cultural awareness and understanding, shaping young minds and fostering a spirit of harmony and unity.

Eid Celebration 'Shift A' - 2024

Ramadan is the month of patience and the reward of patience is paradise. Ramadan is the time for introspection, growth and seeking blessings of the almighty. It helps individuals to take a moment to think, reflect and express gratitude for what we have.

Keeping these positive thoughts in mind, Podar International School, Chinchwad organized a special assembly on Eid, an Islamic festival that marked the end of Ramadan.

The assembly was delightfully presented by the students of Grade 5 and 6 with full avidity and gaiety. The importance of Ramadan and Eid was presented by the students through their stunning performances.

It included an elaborated speech, emphasizing on the significance of the festival, followed by a holy and devotional qawwali, inspirational thought, sharing of valued information through dramatization and musical act.

Respected Principal Ms.Shehanaz Cottar Ma’am addressed the budding podarities through the valued speech. The assembly was conducted with the motive of making children understand that this auspicious festival is to give to charity, to show kindness and patience and to strengthen their relationship with god.

Orientation Program 2024-2025

"Bringing excellence beyond classroom learning" – Orientation Programme for the Parents of the Students of Grade I-VIII

An Orientation Programme was held at Podar International School, Chinchwad for the parents of the students of Grade I - VIII ( Shift B ) on 13th April 2024. Parent orientation program helps the parents to understand their kids, school, and the entire system. As soon as the session began in the classrooms allotted to the respective Grades, the parents were able to acquaint themselves with the environment their child would soon be walking into. It was a productive afternoon for the parents and the teachers, who had a chance to interact with each other just after the beginning of the new session.

The teachers warmly welcomed the parents and assured them of the school’s commitment and ensured their child’s holistic development. They spoke about the school’s rules and the new assessment scheme in detail. All the class teachers and subject teachers of the various divisions spoke in detail about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the assessment pattern.

As a top-notch school, Podar International School, Chinchwad always keeps the parents in sync with their child’s performance and other activities in the school. From Orientation programs to regular Parent-Teacher Meetings, we believe in always-on communication with the parents.

The goal of the Orientation Programme was to ensure the overall development of the kids and a warm interaction between the parents and the teachers.

Inaugural Assembly 'Std XI' - 2024

Podar International School, Chinchwad organized the inaugural gathering of Class XI on 18th April 2024, Thursday. The event commenced with enthusiasm, setting a positive tone for the academic year ahead. It began with a prayer and Omkar chant, creating a serene atmosphere. The event began with a session of meditation and exercise, promoting well-being among all. The thought for the day encouraged reflection followed by storytelling that sparked motivation to start a new phase of their life. Principal Ma'am delivered an inspiring speech, emphasizing the importance of education and thanking everyone involved. The assembly concluded with the National Anthem. The session was a success, fostering camaraderie and promising growth and achievements ahead. It set a precedent for future assemblies and endeavors, promising a year filled with growth, learning, and achievements.

Inaugural Assembly 'Shift B' - 2024

Reviving Spirit & Responsibility
Podar International School, Chinchwad conducted its inaugural ceremony(Shift B) on 4th April 2024 to welcome our loving children.

After a hiatus, the halls of Podar International School, Chinchwad were once again resonated with the vibrant presence of students, signaling the beginning of a new academic year. Today was a day of renewal, where hope was reignited, dreams took shape, and a fresh journey unfolded.

Podarites commenced their journey by enveloping themselves in the serene melodies of prayer, set the tone for the year filled with positivity and mindfulness.

Versatile teachers of our school presented a wonderful skit, inspiring students to embrace the value of hard work and perseverance as they navigate through their academic endeavors.

To stimulate critical thinking and curiosity, teachers engaged students in a thought-provoking quiz session, igniting a spark of intellectual curiosity among the young minds.

The spotlight of the inaugural ceremony was to emphasize on the importance of discipline in the lives of students. As we know that discipline serves as a guiding principle, shaping character and fostering success in both academic and personal pursuits.

In her closing remarks, our esteemed Principal, Ms. Shehnaaz Cottar, underscores the importance of maintaining a "No mobile zone" within the school premises. This initiative aims to promote focus, engagement and a conducive learning and indulge ourselves in some exquisite environment for all members of the school community.

As we embark on this new academic year, we are filled with optimism and excitement. May the joy and camaraderie shared within these walls pave the way for countless landmark moments and achievements in the future.

With renewed spirits and a sense of responsibility, let us embrace the journey ahead, together shaping a future filled with endless possibilities and opportunities for growth and success.

Inaugural Assembly 'Shift A' - 2024

“In schooling every new academic year brings new beginnings, new hopes and new goals for life”

After a relaxed short break with the spirits held high, the exuberant students of Podar International School, Chinchwad, walked into the campus for their journey towards the new academic year 2024-25 , to immerse themselves in the joyous learning , engage in creative pursuits and insights. Meeting their friends and exciting discussions added fuel to their energies for a sparkling start.

To extend a formal welcome, a special assembly was conducted by the teachers. The day started by seeking the blessings of Almighty with a melodious welcome song followed by a pledge and a heartwarming thought that filled the atmosphere with positivity and warmth.

An enthralling skit emphasizing the significance of gratitude ,honesty and integrity motivated the students to be committed in all their endeavours, to cultivate thankfulness by being appreciative for the things they have in life and develop a mindset that focuses on the positive aspects of their lives.

The assembly concluded with the address of respected Principal ,Ms.Shehanaz Cottar ma’am, who shared her thoughts and feelings with the young podarites to encourage them and set the ball rolling for the session and year ahead.

We all need to learn and grow……and bloom with wisdom and gratitude.

Investiture Ceremony 'Shift B' 2023-2024

This momentous day of Investiture Ceremony dawned to bestow responsibilities on the deserving young talents of the school to lead their school from the front with their commitment, confidence and competence.

The Investiture Ceremony was held at Podar International School, Chinchwad [Shift B] on 30th June 2023 with great enthusiasm. It was the occasion where the young students were all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted to them by the school. To inculcate the leadership qualities in students and to give them a feel of being an important and integral part of the administrative body, ‘Student Council’ is formed every year.

The Investiture Ceremony was graced by the presence of Mr.Ganesh Bhanudas Borate,Chairman of the MCF[Marshal Cadet Academy] .It was indeed an honour of having such Chief Guest for presiding the function.

The solemn ceremony commenced with the school choir group invoking the Almighty God for His blessings on this auspicious occasion. The students also performed a welcome dance which gave a wonderful message that Dance is the form of praising God for all his wonders to human life and it builds a gentle love that radiates between God and the human. It was followed by the distribution of the badges and sashes to the House Captains and Prefects. It was followed by a March Past led by the new House Captains along with the House Incharges of all the four houses holding their house flags leading their contingents in perfect precision of movements. They marched confidently and smartly in sync with the music of the school band that replicated the aura of the ceremony.

The Chief Guest shared his thoughts and experiences in life and admonished the students as to how one’s own life experience, moral values, discipline in life can help to shape the future and become a good leader. He encouraged all the students to always walk on the correct path, stick to it and be the change. His inspiring examples from his own life experiences were the excellent means to make students understand how to invest one’s life and also be a very good leader. The Principal Mrs.Shehanaz Cottar congratulated the newly elected Office Bearers and wished them to solemnly take their duties and responsibilities with utmost dedication and diligence.

The programme concluded with a vote of thanks wishing all the newly elected council members on the roles and responsibilities assigned to them.

Investiture Ceremony 'Shift A' 2023-2024

Investiture Ceremony: A Remarkable Milestone in 15 Years of Educational Eminence"

Podar International School, Chinchwad, held its much-anticipated Investiture Ceremony. The School's 15th year of excellence adds an extra layer of significance to the Investiture Ceremony of the year 2023-24, inspiring students to strive for greatness and reminding them of the incredible foundation laid by those who have come before them. The event celebrated and recognized the exceptional leadership potential within the student body. The ceremony was filled with enthusiasm, pride, and a sense of unity as the school community gathered to witness this remarkable event.

The ceremony commenced with a warm welcome to all the dignitaries present for the event. The ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence Dr. Tushar Kadam and Mr. Manohar Ghanwat, who served the Indian Army for 26 years. They were felicitated by the principal, Ms. Shehanaz Cottar with tokens of appreciation as a gesture of respect and admiration for their unwavering commitment to upholding the values of discipline, dedication, and leadership. The ceremony also paid tribute to the school's Principal, Mrs. Shehanaz Cottar, whose dedication and tireless efforts have transformed Podar International School into a nurturing heaven of knowledge and growth. The Investiture Ceremony is an opportunity provided to acknowledge and felicitate the newly elected student leaders.

The newly elected Head Boy, Master Rahul Reddy, and Head Girl, Miss Purva Kachave, were introduced as shining examples of excellence and leadership at Podar International School. In addition, the ceremony recognized the Sports Captains, Cultural Captains, House Captains, Vice Captains, and Prefects of secondary and senior secondary sections by presenting the badges and sashes. Each leader's achievements and passion in their respective fields were acknowledged, reflecting the diverse talents and interests of the student body.

The Investiture Ceremony featured a captivating march past by the newly elected council members, house captains, and prefects. The students showcased discipline, precision, and a sense of pride as they marched with their respective house mothers.

The ceremony at Podar International School, Chinchwad was also enhanced by captivating performances from the school's talented choir and dance teams. The melodious voices of the choir and the graceful dance performances showcased the students' impeccable coordination, and artistic expressions.

The investiture ceremony at Podar International School was filled with inspiring speeches and moments of patriotism. The Head Boy and Head Girl took the stage, delivering heartfelt speeches that resonated with the audience and set the tone for the upcoming academic year. Following their powerful words, Dr. Tushar Kadam shared words of motivation with the students. Ms. Shehanaz Cottar, the esteemed Principal of the school, then took the podium, delivering an impassioned speech emphasizing the significance of honesty and integrity. She urged the newly appointed council members to embrace their roles with utmost sincerity and dedication, inspiring them to be exemplary leaders within the school community.

As the investiture ceremony drew to a close, Master Advait Baptiwale, with utmost grace and gratitude, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to everyone for their presence and inspiration. The ceremony concluded on a high note as everyone unitedly sang “Vande Mataram” leaving the attendees with a sense of pride and optimism for the future endeavours.

Heritage India Quiz Competition 'Std V - Shift A' - 2023

Cultural Heritage is the preserving of the past for the future.

There is nothing like a little competition to make for perfection. Keeping this in mind the Heritage India Quiz Competition was organized for the students of Grade 5 at Podar International School, Chinchwad. This event was held on 23 June,2023. Preliminary round was conducted in the class and students were chosen to represent in the final event. The final event comprised of four rounds- Question Round, Rapid Fire Round, Audio and Visual Round…. There were many questions for the audience to enhance their active participation which added to the fun and everyone participated with great enthusiasm.

The students not only gained knowledge but also enjoyed answering the varied questions about India’s Cultural Heritage. Our Vice Principal announced the results and congratulated the students on their success and wished them a bright future.

Poem Recitation Competition 'Shift A' - 2023

Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things. It is a rhythmic creation of beauty in words.

The Grade I students of Podar International School Chinchwad participated enthusiastically in the Poem Recitation Competition which was conducted on 28thJune, 2023.

The program began with the welcome of dignitaries and judges. The competition inspired the young poets to come forward and recite on stage. The students came up with different poems on the theme "The Rain" and recited them with great fondness and zeal. The audience enjoyed the perfection of expression, thoughts, emotions, rhythm and music of words. The vibrant and colourful attires added attraction to the program.

Students were judged on the parameters like confidence, voice modulation, memorization and overall presentation.

The judges appreciated and applauded the performances of the participants.

The winners of the competition are as follows -
1. Ananya Shende - Terra
2. Jaanvi Mapari - Terra
3. Joel Simon - Terra

Extempore Speech Competition 'Std X - Shift A'

Somebody rightly said, "You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.”

Podar International School, Chinchwad, conducted the Extempore Speech Competition on the 22nd of June, 2023, for the students of grade-X with an aim to enhance the language skills of the students and nurture them as excellent orators of tomorrow. The theme of the competition was, 'Futurism: Growing Beyond Boundaries' where students' curiosity was triggered and creativity was unlocked so that they could anticipate how the futuristic society would look like.

The participants delved deeper into the realm of possibilities and uncertainties and voiced out their thoughts on the impact of Artificial Intelligence , Environmental Sustainability, Biotechnology and many more on education, politics, fashion, healthcare and way of living. The judges Mr.Rohidas Patil and Mrs.Nazma Shaikh appreciated and encouraged the students to take pleasure in reading and keep themselves upskilled. The Principal, Ms. Shehanaz Cottar also enlightened the young minds with her words of wisdom.

In closing, all could be said that it was less of a competition and more of a celebration - Celebration of the power of ideas and strength of collective collaboration.

National Technology Day 'Shift B' - 2023

“Technology is the panacea for all social shortcomings, better technology will lead to stronger empowerment”, rightly said by Achyut Samanta.

National Technology Day highlights the achievements of tech giants, researchers, and engineers in technology in our country. The former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee started National Technology Day in 1999 to commemorate the Pokhran nuclear test under the project ‘Operation Shakti ‘.

The theme of the National Technology Day this year is 'School to Startups-Igniting Young Minds to Innovate.’

To spread awareness about the new innovations in the field of technology, National Technology Day was celebrated at Podar International School, Chinchwad on 15th of June 2023. A special assembly was conducted by the students of Grades VI to VIII under the theme Tech it up- A World of Gadgets and Gizmos.

The assembly started by offering a prayer to the almighty followed by information on latest gadgets and gizmos. Students performed a captivating robotic dance that was applauded by everyone. The quiz conducted on the use of technology was a challenging part of the programme where students enthusiastically participated and explored more information on the newly invented gadgets.

The participants of Box-O-Tronix were very prompt with their answers and won the quiz. The winners were felicitated by Principal Ma’am.

Principal Ms Shehanaz Cottar addressed the assembly guiding the students about the new inventions in the field of technology and emphasized on the value of innovation and technology in building a sustainable future addressing global challenges.

The assembly concluded with a vote of thanks.

National Technology Day 'Shift A' - 2023

“Tech-It -Up! – A World of Gadgets and Gizmos”

National Technology Day is observed on 11th May every year. Podar International School, Chinchwad organized a special assembly to commemorate this day and to make the students aware that technology is all around us, from our mobile phones and smart televisions. There is so much technology in the world today that we don’t even realize how much a part of our lives it is. There was a prayer followed by a pledge cum oath to use the technology wisely and cautiously. A quiz was conducted for the students to deepen the knowledge latest technological terms. Some facts of latest gadgets used in daily life were shared to develop interest of the students. It’s time to move with time and embrace technology.

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World Environment Day 'Shift B' - 2023

‘Lets Nurture the Nature so that we can have a better future’.

On the 7th of June 2023, Podar International School, Chinchwad, (Shift B) celebrated Environment Day with great enthusiasm. Different activities were conducted in the classes such as making your own game using trash, Creating a recycling collage and Jewellery out of trash. A special assembly was also held on this occasion. The main aim of the event was to increase awareness among students about the importance of the environment and the need to protect it. The program started with a melodious song by our benevolent choir group. Students of Std. VIII performed a wonderful dance performance on the theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’- ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. An informative skit was presented by the students to encourage people and give up on the usage of plastic and identify it as the source of environmental degradation. The celebration was graced by Principal Ma’am’s enlightening and encouraging words. At the end, all the students took a pledge to save the Environment.

World Environment Day 'Shift A' - 2023

"Love the Earth, it's our Greatest Treasure. "Small Steps, Make Big Impact:!"

World Environment Day is a global platform for inspiring positive change among people all around the world to create a more sustainable world.

The World Environment Day theme for 2023 is "Solution to plastic pollution". It is a reminder that people’s action on plastic pollution is a great concern. We at Podar International School, Chinchwad celebrated World Environment Day with a special assembly and series of activities conducted for VI to X grades.

The assembly began with a melodious prayer song followed by a graceful dance to nurture nature. The mime act represented how the wastage of energy and natural resources by people is made in daily life. The students presented a nukkad natak to create awareness of saving mother Earth. There were quiz conducted for the students and they actively participated in it. The Principal addressed the young minds and motivated them to conserve natural resources. The activities like Slogan Writing, Seed Ball Plantation, Poster Presentation, Making a Bird Feeder etc…was organized for the students of VI to IX.These activities developed positive attitude to save our environment. It is time to accelerate the need of saving our nature and enforce the 5 R's in everyday life.

International Yoga Day 'Shift B' - 2023

“Yoga is a vision for a harmonious future for humanity.”

Yoga is a practice which plays an important role in relaxing the mind as well as the body. It also boosts people’s immune system. On 21st June International Yoga Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Podar International School, Chinchwad by the students of Shift B.

The event began with a brief introduction on Yoga Day and by welcoming the guest of Honor Dr. Vikas Chothe and Dr. Shwetambari Chothe the founder of Swasti Yoga Center.

The celebration proceeded with a melodious choir followed by a classical dance with a blend of dance mudras and yoga postures. It was followed by warm up exercises like rhythmic yoga.

Several yoga asanas were displayed such as Suryathon and Tali Yoga where students performed sitting and standing asanas and simultaneously explained the importance of these asanas.

Dr. Vikas Chothe addressed the gathering and enlightened the students about the importance of Yoga in their life. He also emphasized on how to maintain harmony between the body and the mind.

Our Honorable Principal Ms. Shehnaaz Cottar, motivated all the students to join the Yoga training centers and practice yoga regularly. She said that everyday should be celebrated as Yoga day so that we can keep ourselves fit.

The International Yoga Day celebrations ended with a vote of thanks.. Regular practice of yoga will surely help our students achieve a better life - physically, mentally and spiritually.

International Yoga Day 'Shift A' - 2023

“Yoga is an invaluable gift from the ancient Indian culture. Yoga is not only associated with a system of physical postures and meditation but its original form has a deep spiritual significance.”

The International Yoga Day was celebrated by the students and teachers of Podar International school, Chinchwad with great enthusiasm. Students of Grade VI demonstrated various yoga asana. Our yoga teacher Mrs. Madhuri Rane Ma’am introduced the theme for International Yoga Day 2023 'Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and explained the benefits of yoga. Warm up exercises were taken and all the students and teachers performed tali yoga. Benefits of the exercises were explained. The students also performed meditation and Pranayama.The honourable chief guest Mrs. Supriya Balkawade ma’am, a yoga expert, encouraged students to practice regular yoga to remain fit and improve concentration.

Regular practice of yoga will surely help the students achieve a better life, physically, mentally and spiritually as well.

We wish you all a peaceful and healthy life on International Yoga Day.

English Language Day Assembly 'Shift A' - 2023
English Language Day Assembly 'Shift B' - 2023

English Language Day is observed annually on April 23. The aim is to celebrate contributions made by various authors, playwrights, poets by exploring the language. Shakespeare also had a huge impact on modern day English. William Shakespeare’s birthday and death day falls on April 23. He is regarded as one of the greatest writers, poets and dramatists, who left an indelible impact on the English language with his insurmountable contribution to the field of literature, playing the key role in popularizing the language.

On this occasion ,Podar International School, Chinchwad celebrated English Literature Week with great zeal and enthusiasm by organizing various competitions such as Storytelling,Nature Talk , Recitation, Autobiographical Speech throughout the week.To conclude the program a special assembly on the 28 April ,2023 was organised.This event led to inform the students about the history, culture and achievements associated with English Language. The enactment from the play 'The Tempest ' helped students to view live theater performances. Students dressed up as various poets like Rabindranath Tagore,Shel Silverstein, Sarojini Naidu and William Wordsworth recited their famous poems . Some facts on the ‘Bard of Avon’ amazed everyone.The young achievers were felicitated with SOF Gold medals and certificates.Also,the winners of English Literature Week Competitions were felicitated by the Principal and the Vice-Principals.Our Principal Shehanaz Cottar Ma’am addressed the students and encouraged them to read different genres of literature during the Summer Vacation.The program was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.

Eid assembly 'Shift A' - 2023

Ramadan is the month of blessings and forgiveness.

Ramadan is like the rain, it nourishes the seeds of good deeds.

Keeping these positive thoughts in mind, Podar International School, Chinchwad organized a special assembly on Eid , an Islamic festival that marked the end of Ramadan.

The assembly was beautifully presented by the students of Grade 5 and 6 with full fervor and gaiety. The importance of Ramadan and Eid was presented by the students through their outstanding performances.

It included an elaborated speech, emphasizing on the significance of the festival, followed by a holy and devotional qawwali, pledge, inspirational thought, sharing of interesting information through dramatization and a stunning dance performance.

Our respected Principal Ms.Shehanaz Cottar Ma’am addressed the budding podarities through her valued speech. The assembly was conducted with the motive of making children understand that this auspicious festival is not just an end to a long month of fasting but also a month of self judgement, a month to reshape our life and a month of gratitude.

Earth Day Special Assembly (Shift B) - 2023

“Our continuing efforts in our everyday lives will make this beautiful planet thrive.”

Earth Day is proof that even one person can make a global impact in a positive way. Echoing the same, Podar International School, Chinchwad organized the ‘Earth Day Celebration’.

To reinstate our responsibilities towards mother Earth, a special assembly was conducted by the students of class 5, which spread the message that it is the topmost priority to take care of the planet and protect its valuable resources from various pollutants for generations to come.

To start with, our choir group dedicated a mellifluous song to our blue planet.

Students presented slogans and speeches to make everyone aware that ‘Every day is an Earth day’ and it is our responsibility to keep our grass green and skies blue with more trees and less pollution.

Little minds expressed their loving concerns for the greener earth through poetry.

Podarites also conveyed a strong message ‘Save the trees, save the environment, save our future’ through provoking a mime act. Without trees, the entire animal and human life can be in danger. We humans out of greed and desire for more, have been destroying these valuable assets of nature. We need to take immediate steps to prevent further damage to trees and ensure our future survival.

Last but not the least, the students took a pledge to preserve and conserve their self-sustaining planet Earth.

The assembly was addressed by our Vice Principal Vaishali Ranasubhe Ma’am who emphasized upon the importance of planting trees and the need for everyone to put together their efforts and get into action, in protecting our environment.

‘Our Children are Our Future’ and we all need to contribute to the environment positively, and this will be the best investment we will ever make for our children.

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.

Marathi Diwas Celebration 'Shift B' - 2023

Marathi Diwas Celebration 'Shift A' - 2023

74th Republic Day Celebration - 2023

The 74th Republic Day was celebrated with pride and reverence at Podar International School Chinchwad. The ceremony began with the unfurling of the tricolor flag by Mr. Sangram Malkar, Police sub inspector (PSI) Wakad Pune , Principal Shehanaz Cottar.

Unfurling the Flag was followed by the National Anthem and Flag song to pay tribute to the motherland.

The cultural celebrations included, dance, music and skit by the students. Listening to and singing patriotic songs, triggered in the children , Parents and Teachers alike, many emotions; pride, love and respect for the country. All performances generated loyalty, patriotism and showcased our rich historical, traditional and cultural heritage. The Chief Guest motivated the students through his speech . Principal Mrs Shehanaz Cottar Maam made the students realize their importance in shaping the future of our country.

No celebration is complete without making us feel proud of the fact that, “Saare Jaahan se Acchha Hindustan Hamara”. Jai Hind !

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Frequently Asked Questions

Podar Education Network, as the pioneer in the field of education, offers the best CBSE board school in Chinchwad, that instructs its students in the English language. Being the most advanced schools in Chinchwad, we not only tend to academic excellence but the holistic development of your child. Thus, Podar CBSE School in Chinchwad is considered one of the best English medium schools in Chinchwad, Maharashtra.

Podar CBSE school in Chinchwad is considered one of the best schools in the region for students pursuing globally-acclaimed education in 11th and 12th classes. It offers an end-to-end schooling system enhanced with a globalized curriculum, sports and extracurricular development, and step-by-step guidance to enable students to pave their paths to a bright and successful future.

The detailed fee structure for Podar CBSE school in Chinchwad is on our website.

As one of the best CBSE schools in Chinchwad, our infrastructure has been designed to incorporate the principles of ergonomics at all levels. With spacious and comfortable classrooms, innovative well-equipped labs, a full-equipped medical centre, state-of-the-art libraries, expansive playgrounds and extra-curricular activity rooms, Podar CBSE school in Chinchwad offers some of the best modern facilities at the disposal of students.

Here is a list of the documents you will require for admission to the Podar CBSE school in Chinchwad:
  • Student’s Birth Certificate.
  • Student’s Aadhaar Card.
  • School Leaving Certificate (can be submitted later if currently not available) (Std 2 onwards).
  • UDISE Number (Unified District Information System for Education) from current school (Std 2 onwards).
  • Student's previous/current class Report Card (Std 2 onwards).
  • Address proof (any one) : a) Ration Card. b) Electricity Bill c) Passport d) Aadhar Card.
  • Aadhar card of any one parent/guardian.
  • Pan Card of any one parent/guardian.
  • Passport size photograph of the student.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable).
Head over to our Admissions page on our Podar Chinchwad CBSE school website to have a detailed view of the online and offline admission process.

To know more about the transfer process and transfer certificates for our best CBSE school in Chinchwad, you can visit our Podar International School website.

Podar International CBSE school in Chinchwad offers safe and secure transportation to and fro for their students. The entire school premises is fitted with CCTV cameras and trained attendants, so as to maximize the security of our students, who are regularly monitored, and safely picked up and dropped off by our bus transport facility.

The age limit for children seeking admission to Nursery in Podar CBSE school in Chinchwad is set at 2 years, completed latest by 31st December 2023. The detailed eligibility criteria in terms of the age norms have been specified on the Podar CBSE board school in Chinchwad Admission Page.

Podar International Schools across India are renowned not only for their excellent academic teaching but also for the holistic development of their students. Offering a vast range of traditional & new age sports and a variety of extracurricular activities for children to hone their skills, here are the extracurricular activities that our CBSE school in Chinchwad offers its students:
  • Theatre
  • Indian and Western Dance
  • Classical and International Music
  • Public Speaking and Debating
  • Computer Animation

There are two easy ways you can seek admission for your child at Podar CBSE school in Chinchwad - Online & Offline visit.
Online Admission Process:
  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. The following documents are to be uploaded while filling the online application form:
    • Student’s Birth Certificate.
    • Student’s Aadhaar Card.
    • School Leaving Certificate (can be submitted later if currently not available) (Std 2 onwards).
    • UDISE Number (Unified District Information System for Education) from current school (Std 2 onwards).
    • Student's previous/current class Report Card (Std 2 onwards).
    • Address proof (any one) : a) Ration Card. b) Electricity Bill c) Passport d) Aadhar Card.
    • Aadhar card of any one parent/guardian.
    • Pan Card of any one parent/guardian.
    • Passport size photograph of the student.
    • Caste Certificate (if applicable).
  3. After submitting the online application form, if there are seats available in the standard that you have applied in, an email with a payment link for the first term fees will be sent to you. Parents are requested to make the necessary payment online.
Offline Admission Process:
  1. Complete the application form either online or collect the form from the school.
  2. Please submit the completed application form along with following documents at the School Office:
    • Photocopy of Student’s Birth Certificate.
    • Photocopy of Student’s Aadhaar Card.
    • School Leaving Certificate (can be submitted later if currently not available) (Std 2 onwards).
    • UDISE Number (Unified District Information System for Education) from current school (Std 2 onwards).
    • Photocopy of Student's previous/current class Report Card (Std 2 onwards).
    • Photocopy of Address proof (any one) : a) Ration Card. b) Electricity Bill c) Passport d) Aadhar Card.
    • Photocopy of Aadhar card of any one parent/guardian.
    • Photocopy of Pan Card of any one parent/guardian.
    • 3 Passport size photographs of the student.
    • Caste Certificate (if applicable).
  3. Please submit a Cheque with the first term fees to the School Office. All payments at the School are to be made by Cheque. Please mention the name of your ward, and contact number on the rear side of the Cheque. Fees once paid will be strictly non-refundable.

To learn more details about the admission process and confirmation, please visit the Admissions page on the Podar Chinchwad CBSE School website.