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 !

Annual Sports Day Celebration 'Secondary Shift B' 2022-2023

‘Winners never quit and quitters never win. Sports do not build character, they reveal it.’

The 14th Annual Sports Day Meet was celebrated at Sant Dnyaneshwar Stadium, Indrayani Nagar, Bhosari by the Secondary Section ( Shift B ) of Podar International School,Chinchwad with great zeal and enthusiasm on 19th January, 2023. The day started off with the welcoming of the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest Mr.Vinod Jagadale and the Principal Ms.Shehanaz Cottar unveiled the theme ‘We-The Champions’ and declared the Sports Day meet open. Another highlight of the day was the lighting of the customary torch by the dignitaries further carried by our torch bearers who soared high in different State and District Sport competitions. The programme moved ahead with the synchronized Inter-House March Past. A lovely rendition was performed by the school choir to motivate our young champions. ‘A robust mind and a lively body is the fundamental requirement to live a long and happy life’, with this message the display of Classes V ,VI and VII aimed to enlighten the audience the merits of living a fit and healthy life. The audience witnessed various displays of Lezim and Dupatta Dance, Aerobics and Yoga. Different races like Relay, Hurdles race, Potato race, Passing through the ring and Running races kept the audience enthralled. The final round of Tug of War between the houses stole the show and the stadium echoed with the cheers by the students for their houses. Medals and trophies were awarded to the winners of the final races and the special achievement awards were bagged by the students who brought laurels to the school in the ZP competitions. The Ignis house House Father along with the House Captain and the Vice Captain were proud to lift the victorious house trophy for securing the highest house points followed by Aqua House House Mother and the Captain and Vice Captain as the runner ups. The Grand Finale dance and the human pyramids formed by the students stole the hearts of the audience.

The programme ended with the National Anthem. At the end of the day, the students departed with a clear smile on their faces. It was a day filled with sportsmanship, enthusiasm and memories to cherish.

Annual Sports Day Celebration 'Secondary Shift A' 2022-2023

"All work and no play make Jack a dull boy". In this era of modernization, people fail to meet work-life balance and therefore resort to the sedantary way of life. To foster and promote good health and well-being Podar International School Chinchwad observed the Annual Sports Meet-2022-23 with utmost solemnity, enthusiasm and vigour. Mr. Milind Zodage, API Railway police, first National gold medalist for Cycling in the year 1997, actively involved himself in this fun sporting event as a Chief Guest. A wide array of sports events was conducted like Running Race, Balloon Race, and Hurdle Race, commando Race etc to stimulate the sportive spirit of children. The Principal, Ms. Shehanaz Cottar along with the Vice-Principal, Mrs. Manisha Gosarwade and sports incharges of the school encouraged the sports enthusiasts to develop a spirit of true sportsmanship, fair play and discipline. The programme commenced with a musical presentation by the school choir followed by March past, drills, displays and other events to make the day worth-remembering. At the end of the event, winners and achievers other than academics were felicitated by the dignitaries. It ended with a vote of thanks.

Life is too short to fret about things. Be agile enough to build your foundation strong and see the magic flowing in. You simply become firm, confident and resilient.

Annual Sports Day Celebration 'Primary Shift B' 2022-2023

Podar International School, Chinchwad celebrated its 14th Annual Sports Day on January17, a sunny winter day, a day filled with fervour and excitement experienced amidst thrills, shrills and cheers The field was decorated with flags, festoons and buntings. A large comfortable sitting arena was constructed for the parents and students to sit and enjoy the day.

All the students and teachers were very energetic that day; enthusiasm could be easily seen in their eyes. The chief guest for the day was Dnyaneshwar Chimate. The day started off with the lovely rendition by the choir to pay salutations to the Lord Almighty. Our chief guest inaugurated our Sports Meet by lighting the lamp. This was followed by the walkathon by all the four Houses of school. Another highlight of the day was the lighting of the Torch which was carried by the state and national level champions of our school. The audience next witnessed various displays symbolizing alternative sources of energy which kept the audience enthralled. The displays made way for the highly awaited sports events like spoon race, book balancing, backward racing etc. where competitiveness among the students soared through the roof. Points were given to the four houses depending on the performance of their representatives in the event. Apart from the non-participating students, the parents too cheered for their children. The games organized for the parents attracted much applause. After all the games were over, there was a prize distribution ceremony in which all the winners were given prizes from the hands of our chief guest. The winners were photographed. And in the end, our chief guest also gave a motivational speech, in which he advised everyone to participate in the field of sports and also talked about the benefits of doing sports activities. At the end of the day, students departed with a clear smile on their faces as the Aqua House emerged as House Champion. It was a day filled with sportsmanship, enthusiasm and memories to cherish. The principal of this esteemed institution, Ms Shehanaz Cottar thanked all the teachers for their cooperation and support and advised children to keep up their sportsman spirit.

Annual Sports Day Celebration 'Primary Shift A' 2022-2023

“Sports day brings new energy in the hearts and minds of everyone. Sports play a vital role in our lives as it keeps us healthy, wealthy and active.”

The Annual Sports Day of Podar International School, Chinchwad 2022-23 for Grades I to IV was held on 17th January 2023, with great zeal and excitement.

The programme began with a melodious welcome song sung by the school choir. The Chief guest Mr.Bhagwath Nagnath Kolhe sir,along with the Principal Mrs. Shehanaz Cottar Ma’am and the Vice Principal Mrs. Manisha Ghosarwade Ma'am lit the ceremonial torch which was then carried by our young podarites who were district and state level champions in various fields of sports. The impressive walkathon by the students of grade IV along with the oath taking ceremony brought grandeur to the occasion.

It was a delight to see the cherubs performing displays depicting the theme ‘SYMMETRIO: Maintaining a balanced life’ for the sports day. The mesmerising display of Yoga asanas by the students symbolised the importance of yoga in one's life.

The little ones participated in various fun races like Stacking the rings, Pick the peas race, Potato race, Shoe hunt race, Bursting the balloon race, Passing through ring race. Medals were awarded to the winners and Aqua House was declared as the leading house. The children enjoyed a lot and the air was filled with cheering for the young athletes.

The chief guest addressed the gathering. He emphasized the importance of sports in a child’s life. He also applauded the School Principal and the teachers, for the school’s outstanding achievements and the efforts taken by all. The Sports Day ended with the National Anthem.

Thinker Tank Workshop - 2022

The development of Entrepreneurship mindset is the call for the day due to the plethora of innovative start – ups and novel enterprises. To keep the students updated with the challenges with the ever modifying world, the students of Std XI and XII were taken for a workshop called “Thinker Tank 2022” to the Kalyani School, Manjri, Pune. The discussion revolved around the various facets of innovative careers in the field of Entrepreneurship and the altering positions of this field in the day of augmented reality (AR). The students were exposed to a series of career opportunities which are likely to give them a clear perspective about their future career prospects.

The workshop spanned over 2 days and the team from Podar International School, Chinchwad made a valuable contribution in it. The interaction was followed by an activity in which the students reached the Semi – Final level. It was an enjoyable experience for the students and the faculty members alike who attended the workshop.

House Competition 'Poetry on the Spot - Shift B' - 2022

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words”, rightly said by Robert Frost.

To kindle poetic flair among the Podarites, The House Competition - ‘Poetry on the Spot’ was conducted in Podar International School, Chinchwad on Monday, 21 November, 2022 to encourage the students to dive into their imagination and jot down their beautiful thoughts on a piece of paper that would lead to beautiful poems. Students went through three rounds Guess the Poem, Word Prompts and Picture Poetry wherein they showcased their esthetic ability on the piece of paper when they attempted to write their poems.

Round one started with Guess the Poem, the students were able to interpret the information and recollect the name of the poem when a few sentences were shown to them. In Word Prompts round students wrote a rhyming poem from the word given and were tested for their vocabulary ability and artistic expression. Round three was a Picture Poetry round where the participants wrote a poem based on the picture that was displayed during the competition and the winning team of this round was crowned as ‘King/Queen of Poetry. Their poem included a few figures of speech like alliteration, personification, hyperbole, and so on. Children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, feeling, rhyme, rhythm and music of words. Taking all these facts into consideration, the participants exhibited their talent and confidence with great vigor. The participants from all the respective four houses –Aqua, Ignis, Ventus and Terra left no stone unturned to win for their house.

Ventus House bagged the first position. The judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants.

House Competition 'Poetry on the Spot - Shift A' - 2022

The students of the secondary grades participated in the House Competition called ‘Poetry on the Spot’. The purpose of the contest was to test the artistic expression and the vocabulary of the students. The main objective of the competition was to encourage the students to dive into their imagination and jot down their beautiful thoughts on a piece of paper that would lead to beautiful poems. The platform of the ‘House Competition’ provided them with opportunities to showcase their creative abilities through their writing piece. This encouraged the students to discover the poets hiding within themselves by exploring different genres, styles, of poetry and attempting to compose poems on their own. The aim of the competition was also to acknowledge the efforts proposed by the students in writing poems.

The first position was backed by Aqua house with an amazing score of 80 points followed by Ventus house who backed the second position with 70 points, followed by Ignis house who backed the third position with 60 points and the fourth position was backed by the Terra house with 40 points.

Educational Fun Fair - 2022

It is an accepted fact that the world of entertainment and recreation has changed to a great extent, it keeps on changing at a greater speed, Having that fact in point, “Fair” is still, and will always be close to young souls hearts. It is not just a place of recreation and entertainment, rather it is considered a traditional occasion that takes us to the roots of our culture in a fun and loving manner.

It was an enthralling experience for the students of Sr. Secondary to have attended the Educational Fun Fair hosted by the Symbiosis Skills and Professional University. Not only it was fun, but also involved inculcating of educational ethics among students. The occasion began with the instructive conclave in which unique career prospects were discussed. The students were allowed in the live workshop where they witnessed the working of an entire mechanical setup which included assembling of a car, computer etc. The learners were exposed to the practical set up and to the students delight, they themselves tried their hands in experiencing it, which added to their enthusiasm.

The event continued with a bouquet of games, music, dance, food and fun. The students from Std XI and Std XII visited the various stalls put up in the campus, played games, sung songs with the participants. The students got an opportunity to de – stress from their overwhelming academic priorities and indulge in some fun filled activities. It was an enjoyable experience for all the students.

Children's Day Celebration 'Shift B' - 2022

Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility - Kate Douglas Wiggin.

Children's day is celebrated across India on 14th November every year on the account of the Birthday of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was fond of children.

On this occasion, Children's day was celebrated with extreme pride and vigor at Podar International School, Chinchwad on 14.11.2022

At the beginning of the celebration the teachers performed a melodious choir followed by a skit with a message on how mobile phones are controlling our lives and how children should minimize their use.

Games were also organized for the students which was a pleasant surprise for them and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The celebration ended with the address of our beloved Principal Shehanaz Cottar Ma’am.

Children's Day Celebration 'Shift A' - 2022

“There is something that one cannot buy, is the childhood days; and it is realized only when one grows old.”

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, they make this world a beautiful garden. The most precious thing in this world is a smile on a child's face. Thus Children’s Day is marked to celebrate the innocence and purity of the kids every year on the birth anniversary of a very distinguished personality; Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, fondly known as Chacha Nehru. He sturdily believed that children are the nation's future.

Podar International School, Chinchwad celebrated this day in a very notable and special way and made the young podarites feel precious, as they are the sunshine of a bright future.

Children’s day is not only for children, this occasion is for all the teaching fraternity as each one remember their sweet childhood memories; indulging into presentation of various fun activities like music, singing, dancing, acting, performing plays and mimicry of all kinds. The teachers; dressed in vibrant and lively characters presented funny acts by being students in their regular school life. They depicted various emotions, feelings and learning that take place in a child’s life significantly and innocently on daily basis.

After the special assembly, the junior grades exhibited their talents in different field of arts: music, dance, acting etc. The senior grades enjoyed 'Cooking without Fire” activity where they prepared different delicacies of their choice which had a lot of nutritive value.

Career Guidance IIHM - 2022

IIHM - International Institute of Hotel Management, which provides excellence in contemporary value added career solutions in the Hospitality Industry, made their gracious presence in the campus of Podar International School, Chinchwad, for a fruitful interaction with the students. The representatives from IIHM were welcomed by the Principal and Vice Principal and they added valuable insights into the entire line up.

The students of Std XI and Std XII were exposed to the world of Hospitality industry and the varied dynamics stemming out of it. Through a captivating presentation and vibrant oration, the pupils were taken on a lucrative journey into the wide options of career in this lustrous industry. The various areas discussed were Hospitality management, tourism administration, culinary arts, cabin crew training, operations, and event management to mention a few. Students interacted with the representatives and through a fun quiz won prizes too.

The most attractive part of the interaction was the discovery that IIHM students managed the hospitality and event management aspect of the FIFA World Cup, 2022 and the same arrested the attention of students to the zenith level and made the event successful.

Std XI Elocution Competition - 2022

"Admiration comes easy to a person who is endowed with the fine art of public speaking, who adorns common thoughts with the grace of, elocution, and the elegance of style."

Podar International School, Chinchwad organised the Annual Elocution competition; A Discourse on Virtues, an idea lost in today's world, with immense pomp and ferver. Std XI took part in the contest with great enthusiasm and zeal. The power and the impact of public speaking and the sense of establishing a strong outlook lingered in the minds of those who witnessed the event. The panel of judges consisted of Mr Prakash Chowdhury (a renowned soft skills trainer and an IT professional), Ms Pranjal Jog (a doting mother with a proficiency in the field of engineering), and our beloved Principal Ms Shehanaz Cottar. The audience agreed on the aspect that it was a treat to hear all the participants. Each and every participant won the hearts of the audience and the judges alike with their beliefs, attitude and confidence. The contestants took the challenging topics to their stride and presented an excellent presentation.

The entire conduct was preceded by the talented students whose managerial and leadership skills amazed even the esteemed guests.

The topics spanned over vast arenas like the ongoing Russia; Ukraine conflict, identification of real friends from reel friends and the teacher's; student relationship. Before the results were declared, the respected judges and the honorable Principal addressed the audience with their pearls of wisdom. A healthy competitive spirit was visibly evident when everyone cheered following the declaration of winners. The event came to a successful end with the vote of thanks and few captured memories.

Culminating Event 'Community Helpers' - 2022

Grandparents are the family’s greatest treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, the greatest storytellers, and the keepers of tradition. Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation. Through their special love and care, grandparents keep a family close at heart. To honour them Podar International School, Chinchwad celebrated Grandparents Day on Saturday, 17th September 2022.

The event was clubbed with the Culminating Event on the Module ‘Community Helpers’ under Thematic Learning for Grade II students.

The programme began with the auspicious ‘Lighting of the Lamp’ and was followed by the a welcome dance and a skit. Many power packed dance performances by students left the spectators spellbound and thoroughly mesmerized. The icing on the cake were the Fun filled Games for the Grandparents.

Principal Ms. Shehanaz Cottar addressed the gathering and encouraged the students for putting up scintillating performances for their grandparents. Grandparents shared some mesmerizing moments and re-lived their childhood with their grandchildren.

The success of the event was evident through the joyful smiles and teary eyes of the grandparents as they were overwhelmed to see their grandchildren performing for them.

Culminating Event 'Career Day and Grandparents Day' - 2022

Thematic learning is a theme based learning programme, where different subjects are correlated in simple way and taught in interesting manner based on a particular theme.

Podar International School, Chinchwad celebrated Thematic Week on the topic Community Helpers and culminated with an event on career day and grandparents day. The students of grade II also presented different activities for the event and grandparents day.

Initially students welcomed grandparents by singing melodiously. A skit was presented depicting importance of community helpers. A group of students brought smile on the audience faces by their graceful dance performance.

The most exciting segment of the event was the walkathon of all community helpers in an innovative way. The epic performance of the event was the performance of students as Indian soldiers protecting the civilians.

Grandparent's love is the strongest bond ever filled with long lasting memories. They are the treasure of greatest traditional family values, best storytellers and pacifiers. They keep the family united.

Grandparents then actively participated in the games and enjoyed it too. They also stepped up on their toes on old, classic, catchy tunes of their age. Couple dance was the cherry on the cake.

Last but not least the hard work of our non-teaching staff members was appreciated with token of love and a huge round of applause. Parents and grandparents expressed their gratitude loads of love and blessings to the school and staff.

This day will be marked as a timeless memory in their life.

The programme ended with Principal's address and vote of thanks by the student of grade 2.

Teacher's Day Celebration - 2022

"When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style". – William Glasser

Great teachers teach beyond classrooms and touch the tender souls in a way that leave an everlasting imprint of good virtues in the society. To honour and pay tribute to the sincere efforts of the teachers, the so-called 'Changemakers', Podar International School, Chinchwad, celebrated teachers day with substantial gusto and delight. The programme commenced with paying homage to the greatest teacher of all times, Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan followed by skits where the talented Podarites created classroom scenarios to bring to light the sincere efforts put in by the teachers, stand-up comedy, group songs and dance. Children, we know, are great at imitating. Be it trying to pick up the way their teacher hold the chalk or they pronounce a word and to some extent take some fashion sense. And they replicated the classroom situations in their performances. The students of Grades-XI and XII also expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the teachers. However, the fun and excitement did not end there.

Teaching has been a noble profession, is a noble profession and will always be, always.

Inter House School Competition 'History Mysteries' - 2022

A Historical Trivia Quiz Competition under theme‘Footprints in Time'– An Archaeological Expedition was held between the four major houses of the school Aqua,Terra,Ignus and Ventus on 7th September,2022.The Competition was graced by the presence of honourable Principal Shehnaz Cottar.

All the four teams comprised of the students of V th to VIII standard of the respective houses. The atmosphere was filled with zeal and enthusiasm as the students audience were cheering the team they belonged to.

The Competition was held in four rounds Guess the picture projected on the screen, Spell the word, Rapid fire followed by Letter game round. Score board was maintained for the same.The students participated with full excitement and were curious about the rules and the rounds of the competition. The competition evoked intellectual interest of the children in history.

The Guess the picture round consisted pictures of the ancient monuments, archaeological tools and historical buildings. The spell the word round was made interesting by the Spellings such as Iconography, Dolmen, Stratigraphy and Repositories which gave tough challenge to the participants.

Rapid Fire round lifted the level of interest of not only the participants but also the audience. The competition was tough and the children held their nerve and contested keenly.

The students showcased their brilliance by rapidly answering the questions. It was a very informative and knowledge enriching competition for the participants along with the audience. Although, all the houses actively participated, Terrahouse bagged the first and Aqua house the second position respectively. It was a unique way of making the children learn about History and Archaeology in a different way and not just through books and classroom teaching.

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Here is a list of the documents you will require for admission to the Podar CBSE school in Chinchwad:
  • Photocopy of your child’s birth certificate and Aadhaar Card (if applicable).
  • School leaving certificate (can be submitted later if not currently available).
  • UDISE Number (Unified District information System for Education) from current school.
  • Photocopy of the previous and current class Report Cards.
  • Photocopy of Address proof and Parent's Pan Card (original to be carried for verification).
  • 3 passport-size photographs of your child.
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.

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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. Upload the following documents:
    • Photocopy of the student’s birth certificate and Aadhaar Card (if applicable).
    • School leaving certificate (can be submitted later if not currently available).
    • UDISE Number (Unified District information System for Education) from current school.
    • Photocopy of the previous and current class Report Cards.
    • Photocopy of Address proof and Parent's Pan Card.
    • Passport-size photograph of the student.

After submission of the online application form, an email with a payment link for the first term fees will be sent to you (depending on the availability of seats). You must complete the payment process through that link.

Offline Admission Process:
  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Upload the following documents during the admission process:
    • Photocopy of the student’s birth certificate and Aadhaar Card (if applicable).
    • School leaving certificate (can be submitted later if not currently available).
    • UDISE Number (Unified District information System for Education) from current school.
    • Photocopy of the previous and current class Report Cards.
    • Photocopy of Address proof and Parent's Pan Card.
    • Passport-size photograph of the student.

You must submit a cheque with the first term fees to the School Office. Mention the name of your child and your contact number on the rear side of the cheque.

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