School Events at Chinchwad

Republic Day Celebration - 2021

Freedom in the mind, Strength in the words, Pureness in our blood, Pride in our souls, Zeal in our hearts.

With this feeling of Patriotism the 72nd Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur at Podar International School, Chinchwad on 26th January 2021. The Principal and staff members unfurled and saluted the National Flag followed by National Anthem and pledged themselves to upholding the honour and integrity, diversity and uniqueness.

The Principal and the teachers didn't want to leave any stone unturned in making this monumental day a memorable one .The students were the major missing, as due to current situation they could not be a part of the event. There were cultural items presented by teachers. The cultural items included patriotic songs, poem Recitation and speeches

The message of this cultural event was that freedom has not come easy, it is because of the sacrifices of our freedom fighters, so never take it for granted. Then the teachers, through their speeches invoked the precious contribution of great freedom fighters.

With a few more cultural items, the function ended with Principal's address, Vote of Thanks and Vande Mataram.

Welcome back to school 2020-2021

Physical School Starts FINALLY……

Podar International School, Chinchwad denied to bow down to the circumstances in 2021. The pivotal part of this valued institution, the students, made their return to the campus keeping the seriousness of the situation in mind yet believing that school is the place where protection is ensured. The pupils of STD 9th to STD 12th entered the premises in staggered attendance to appear for physical schooling and Preliminary examination after a gap of almost 9 months. All norms and protocols were applied stringently to ensure the safety of the pupils who decided to trust themselves and the institute rather than the capacity of the pandemic.

Christmas Celebration 'Shift B' - 2020

Christmas is not a time nor a season but a state of mind to cherish peace and goodwill to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas"

Podar International school Chinchwad celebrated Christmas virtually on 21st December with great fervour, zest and blissfulness. The school wore a festive look and was embellished with vivid colours, bells, stars, streamers and decorated a Christmas tree marvelously. A manger crib was set up by the teachers with a stage backdrop representing ‘Santa on his sledge'. The teachers and students were dressed in red and white attire.

The young podarites of Grade IV organised a special assembly and the program began by invoking god's blessing with the prayer song throwing light on the significance of rendition of Christmas carols.The entire school was reverberated with the melody of carols. The students exhibited their joy with beautiful dance and wished their teachers and classmates for Christmas and New year.A boundless joy of celebrating the festival was amply visible on the faces of all the children especially when they saw Santa Claus waving his hand and blessing them. Leaving no stone unturned to sprinkle the magic of their love on their students. Teachers from Grade I to VIII conducted several fun filled games for their students like decorating the space with Christmas themes, 'Simon says 'and many more. Teachers showed them Christmas related stories. It is rightly said 'Music makes the world go round' students were in all that jazz.They danced and enjoyed the music enthusiastically. In the end they enjoyed a sumptuous meal. Riding over every other emotion, a wave of cheer enveloped the surroundings spreading the message of faith, happiness and peace.

Christmas Celebration 'Shift A' - 2020

'Every memory becomes a golden treasure to us when we have lived our lives with tragedy And triumphs, sadness and happiness.’

The year 2020 has been a tough one but this darkness and sadness in life is also filled with colours and that makes it beautiful.

Podar International School, Chinchwad celebrated Christmas on 24thDecember with the dear children virtually.

Students along with their class teacher had very well planned the virtual assembly. The program started with the prayers to the Almighty. Everybody prayed for the permanent existence of love and peace. Carol singing along with dances made the event mirthful.

The class teachers had organized fun-filled games for the students. The significance of the festival was explained to the students through the Christmas story.

Celebrations did not end here, the school had organized an event for all the staff members.

The very talented teachers performed various activities. The event commenced by offering prayers to The Almighty in the form of a classical dance. Teachers actively participated in Carols and dance. The essence of Christmas came alive at Podar International School, Chinchwad when the honourable Principal, Shehanaz ma'am , Vice Principal Archana ma’am, and Manisha ma’am along with all the staff members came together and shared the merriment.

Teacher's Day Celebration - 2020

Podar International School, Chinchwad celebrated Teachers Day with great pomp and show. The pupils did not hesitate to shower their love and affection towards their respected teachers utilizing virtual medium.

The Student Council members of this prestigious institute surprised the faculty with a virtual quiz contest followed by dare to do activity. The theme was retro and the teachers exhibited the best possible retro look and showcased it virtually.

The day was fulfilled with joviality and fun and the students made it special for their beloved teachers. The students performed various dance performances, they paid tribute to the teachers through skits, self written poems, paintings etc. The motivation and inspiration that the teachers were attempting to inculcate among the students to face this pandemic were positively reflected back through their energetic expression of love and support.

Virtual Investiture Ceremony 'Shift A' 2020-21

''A genuine leader is not a searcher of consensus but a moulder of consensus''.

Podar International School Chinchwad is firm in their resolve to inculcate the varied essence of leadership skills in their students. This prestigious institution provided its students a platform to practice their leadership skills by announcing elections for the formation of the Student Council for the session 2020- 21.

When the entire globe is facing a grave and unique challenge of surviving, when humanity is putting up a critical fight to survive, to exist on the face of this Earth, Podarites cannot ask for a better opportunity to exhibit their management skills to manage as well as suggest ways to overcome the limitations that this ambience has bestowed upon the academic arena.

The entire selection process was conducted virtually and to ensure transparency and fairness, all interested participants were allowed to justify their selection for various posts like Head boy, Head Girl etc. Selection was conducted on three levels initiating with their virtual appeal to interview taken by a panel of teachers including our honourable Principal and finally their campaigning which culminated in free and fair elections. All students, staff and supreme authorities voted for suitable candidates and the chosen ones are guided to become the future torchbearers of success, leadership and foremost survival.

The main event was equally brilliant as it highlighted the truth behind the statement that every dark cloud has a silver lining. The ceremony was conducted virtually under the gracious presence of Mr Franklin (GM Pune Region), our honourable Principal, Ms.Shehanaz Cottar, Vice Principals Ms Archana Karande and Ms Manisha Ghosarwade and teachers. The special aspect of the event was the presence of the parents and they conferred the honors to their wards while others witness it virtually. The entire situation was one of a kind as both parents and teachers blessed the newly elected leaders. The programme gained grandeur with the classical dance performance by our talented pupil and prayer song performance by the brilliant music teachers. The valuable pearls of wisdom by Mr Franklin and our honourable Principal immensely motivated the students.

Podar International School, Chinchwad congratulates the entire team and offers their support and guidance for all their ideas and innovations which is expected to guide humanity towards a safe and better future.

Virtual Investiture Ceremony 'Shift B' 2020-21

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
- Steve Jobs

PIS, Chinchwad believes in innovation hence in this pandemic situation to the school has successfully formed its prefectorial board after scrutinous interviewing and selection.

The Investiture Ceremony for the academic year 2020-21 was held on the 26th of July 2020 under the intrepid guidance of the Principal Ms. Shehanaz Cottar.

The ceremony began with lighting the lamp followed by mesmerizing song sung by Avani Bedekar, perfectly suited the event. Honourable Principal then announced the house in charges which was the most awaited moment of the programme.

The newly elected student council members pledged to work earnestly and uphold the honour and glory of the institution while receiving their prestigious badges and sash from their beloved parents.

The Principal motivated the children to keep moving forward despite all the obstacles and challenges that life throws in front of us. She said that being a leader is a vital role and that the new Student Council would have ample responsibilities to shoulder. They should be sincere and honest while performing their duty. She appreciated the teachers for their selfless service.

With the flags held high and heads standing tall, the ceremony concluded with vote of thanks and Vande Mataram.

International Yoga Day - 2020

"The world is facing a severe challenge in the present times. The global scenario is so grave...." its time humans seriously introspect about their activities and the repurcussions that these activities bore on the future generations. Together with physical wellbeing, mental health and well being is also gaining momentum across the globe. Podar International School, Chinchwad considers mental health equivalent to physical fitness. On World Yoga Day, the young podarites were seen shrugging away their stress through yoga. Yoga ensures a well mantained balance between mental and physical health and thus highly encouraged in this institution.

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