School Events at Kalyan

75th Independence Day Celebration - 2021

75th Independence Day Celebration at Podar International School, Kalyan CIE 2021-22

Venue: Google Meet

LO – 1. To be able to value freedom
2. To celebrate the day with patriotism

15th of August is a gala day for every Indian.

75th Independence Day was celebrated at Podar International School, Kalyan with great pride and enthusiasm. The celebration begin with warm welcome by Ms Shaurya for students, parents and staff online on Google Meet at 9.30am Principal Sir CIE Mr Sanjay Nandi hoisted the flag along with CBSE and ICSE Principals followed by National Anthem.

Our Student Council members hosted parade and showed their patriotism towards our country.

After the parade our tiny tots from Grade 2 &3 showed their gratitude and respect by presenting a melodious patriotic song which brought a big smile on everyone’s face.

Furthermore, Tanushree from Grade 10 gave a Hindi Speech which enriched us how the freedom fighters shed their blood for the nation, Grade 5 Students presented Patriotic Dance students looked fabulous in their white attire. Patriotic Dance filled joy in the mind and body of the audiences. After the Dance it was time to hear some patriotic words, by Ms Sanvi from Grade 6 who Presented Speech in English. It was time for laurels for our Grade 8 Sumedha and Ms Jiya from Grade 9 who bagged certificate for elocution challenge from category 6-8 Principal Sir Mr. Sanjay Nandi addressed the students, parents and teachers with his motivational speech. Chandan Sir also shared a few words of wisdom on this auspicious day. The last section of the event was really wonderful where our Grade 1& 2 students dressed up in their traditional patriotic costume for fancy dress presented themselves with their innocence and good words for our nation, which was jaw dropping.

Last but not the least the celebration was joyful. Our Head Boy and Head Girl thanked everyone and the event ended on a positive note.

Webinar on Mental Health Awareness - 2021


The Mental Health Webinar started at 12.35pm.The session was taken by our Alumni Ms Yashika Ramchandani, our ex student, who has graduated from Podar International School CIE. Ms Yashika has initiated towards helping people combat their mental health issues.

Ms Yashika discussed about mental health issues, It is okay to be not okay, how to recognise the problems pertaining to mental state of mind. Degradation of mental health issues by casual usage of terms, Insensitivity towards self and others. Depriortizing health, Lack of acceptance from self and others.

Ms Yashika discussed how to recognise a growing mental health issue, who is to blame, What does it feel like, How long will I take to recover, How to take clinical diagnosis, professional help and what it comprises of, self help techniques, How can your school help, offering help. Ms Yashika discussed all the above points Some students from grade 7 to 10 had some queries, related to mental state of mind.

International Mother Earth Day Online Celebration - 2021

Students of Podar International School (Cambridge International), Kalyan, celebrated International Mother Earth Day with great vigour and enthusiasm. The activity started off with a short video on planting trees and its importance. Students of Gr.1 to Gr.5 artistically sowed coriander and mustard seeds in old reusable containers and pots. The aim of using old containers and pots was to inculcate the habit of reuse, reduce and recycle.

Children enjoyed digging the mud with their hands and sowing the seeds. They also gave special names to their respective small garden beds, created by their tiny hands. Feeling of nurturing and caring creeped into their minds when the teachers told them to take care and water the seeds daily and wait to watch the seeds grow into plants. It was amazing to see the kids working so efficiently with great interest.

Students of Gr.6 to Gr.10 had a different activity. The activity started with a video on planting trees and protecting them. The students were asked questions based on the video to spread the awareness of planting more trees and to make them understand that they are indispensable.

The students then took turns to read a text on International Mother Earth Day with information of its origin and its importance. The students were then given a worksheet based on the text to be answered. The teacher then discussed the answers of the worksheet and wound up the activity.

Over all it was an eye opening activity which encouraged the students to plant more trees and protect the environment and save mankind from facing disaster in the long run.
Virtual Annual Day Celebration 2020-2021

Podar International School (Cambridge International), Kalyan conducted a Virtual Annual Day 2020-2021 on 30th January, 2021 with great zeal and enthusiasm. The program commenced with an introductory speech by Ms. Samaira Suchak from Grade 9.It was followed by a delightful video by girls of Grade 9. The program followed with the inspiring speech by the Principal Mr. Sanjay Nandi. There was an annual report presentation followed by the speech which highlighted school's achievements and the different workshops and webinars conducted throughout the year.

Later, the cultural programme followed with spectacular singing and live dance performances by the students of Grade 1 to Grade 8. Along with the dance and singing performances, there was a unique skit presented by the students which showcase the hardships and huddles the students and teachers faced during the year 2020 and how well everyone learn to adapt the new online teaching and learning process. The skit also shared an instant from Swami Vivekananda's life in which his honesty was signified. It also set out the importance of Honesty in the each of our lives. The skit came to an end with a positive note of support that teachers and students have shared during this period and how well they have adapted to the virtual schooling. Later, at the end of the cultural program a Vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Samaira and the program came to an end.

Recycle Week 'Make Best out of waste' - 2020

21st October : PPT BY THE STUDENTS.

The day began with the quiz on Recycling in the assembly.

Later Samaira Suchak from grade IX explained the meaning of Recycling, when was recycling first used and History of recycling. Riona Ramchandani from Grade VIII steps to increase the rate of recycling, the ratio in which other countries recycle and also what will be the consequences if we don’t recycle. Arya Maitra from Grade VII explained 3 R,s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle by playing 2 videos on How recycling has become need of an hour.

Vansh Shanklesha, Shardul, Hamza and Srujan from lower grades explained the importance of recycling.

22nd October: Activity day

The day started with assembly

On second day students of all grades were allotted Recycling activity.

Grade 1 and 2 explained the importance of recycling by doing Colouring Activity. Students drew beautiful and colourful pictures of Dust bins, 3 R's- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Grade 3 students made stuff by using newspapers and bottle caps.
Grade 4 students made stuff by using paper cups and paper plates.
Grade 5 students made stuff by using plastic bottles and old cans.
Grade 6 students made stuff by using old bangles and old boxes.
Grade 7 students made stuff by using old socks, coconut shells and other shells.
Grade 8 students made stuff by using old clothes, towels etc.
Grade 9 students made stuff by using old soap boxes or plastic spoons.
Grade 10 students made stuff by using old Cds or silver foil container.

23rd October: Feedback day

Day started with assembly by Grade 1 students following the theme "RECYCLING" in which Sinhayana read the news, Sonam did anchoring, Tejasvi explained advantages of recycling and Tanishka shared a motivational message on recycling.

From Grade 2 - Anchoring was done by Baani. Deshna explained what is recycle waste management, Jia explained importance of recycling, Kash explained what can be done with leftover food waste and Krutika expressed her views on how does recycling help the environment.

From Grade 3 - News was read by Jannat. Achoring was done by Atharva, Druhee explained advantages of recycling and Avinash shared a motivational message on recycling.

From Grade 4 - Anchoring was done by Shlok. Anshika explained what is recycle waste management, Havyn explained importance of recycling, Yana explained what can be done with leftover food waste and Geet expressed her views on how does recycling help the environment.

From Grade 5 - Anchoring was done by Veda. Sanvi explained what is recycle waste management, Spruha explained importance of recycling, Yash explained what can be done with leftover food waste and Aditya expressed her views on how does recycling help the environment.

From Grade 6 - News was read by Naman. Achoring was done by Sankarshana, Rajveer explained advantages of recycling and Saachi shared a motivational message on recycling.

Feedback was taken by all the students by Google form.

Dental health webinar - 2020

On 25th August 2020, Podar International School (CIE) Kalyan conducted a webinar on dental health. The event started at 2 PM. Ms. Renuka Alfonso welcomed and introduced the resource person Dr.Niraj Bhatt. He explained the importance of oral hygiene, the common problems faced by people as well as some solutions and precautions. It was indeed an informative webinar for all the students from Gr.1 to Gr.10 who had joined along with their parents. Towards the end of the session there was also an interactive Q&A session. The event ended at 3 PM with a vote of thanks by the head girl MsVanshikaShetty. Overall it was a very useful session.

Goal Management Webinar - 2020

In order to make students understand the importance of Goal setting and positive ways to achieve it Podar International School (CIE), Kalyan conducted a Goal Management Webinar for students of Grade 5 to Grade 10. The webinar began with introductory speech by Miss. Sadaf Rizvi and some motivating quotes by the Principal Mr. Sanjay Nandi. The webinar moved ahead when Miss. Sadaf Rivzi introduced Colonel Anutosh Sharma one of the speakers for the day. Mr. Anustosh started the program by explaining about what is a goal and how should someone set up a goal in his/her life. He made everyone understand that when your intentions while making a goal are right and you are working hard for it; then all the positive attitude and things around you will help you to achieve that goal. He also gave information about 5 basic rules a person should follow while making a goal and also explained their importance. He asked everyone to color visualize your goal in your mind this will help you to get motivation towards it. He made everyone understand that a person is 10% outside, and 90% of himself inside; just like an Iceberg. He explained everyone that first a thing comes to someone’s sub- conscious mind, then in his/her thoughts, then in his/her words and then finally in his/her actions. So, in order to get your thoughts, clear a person should sit calmly and think about it. It takes 21 days for a human being to start a habit and 90 days to include that habit into one’s personality. So, one should always try to create a positive and happy vibe around it self by his/her thoughts and action and will also help to achieve the goal.

Later, the webinar was continued by C. A Poonam Jethwani the second speaker for the day. She made everyone understand that even meditation can be an interesting activity if a person does what he/she loves to do. She explained that when a person meditates, thoughts in their mind decreases and it helps to relax the mind which leads to focusing on the goals without any distraction. She took practical meditation activities like dancing on different songs, laughing on funny Mr. bean videos and at last meditating to relax everyone’s mind. The webinar drew positive energy in everyone and it ended with closing words by the Principal Mr. Sanjay Nandi and a vote of thanks by the head girl Ms. Vanshika Shetty.

Teacher's Day Celebration - 2020

The Podar International School (CIE), Kalyan was celebrated with great enthusiasm on 5th September, 2020. The celebration began with an introductory speech by and a melodious prayer by the students of Grade 10. The program lead off with Mst.Diven Hinduja explaining that why Teacher’s Day with the help of a PowerPoint presentation and an inspiring Abdul Kalam’s video. Further a gratitude tour for teachers was presented by the students of grade 10 and grade 8 with a small message about every teacher of Podar International School (CIE), Kalyan. Then, an ex- student 2015-16 passed out Mst. Aditya Khairari shared his views and experiences with everyone. Later, a sweet sounding Thank You song was presented by students of Grade 10. The program followed with the next alumna Miss. Sonal Moonka year 2017-18 passed out speech gave away a token of gratitude to teachers and concluded her with a beautiful quote on the role that teachers play in a student’s life. Then, Grade 8 students presented their art of dance and spread a cheerful vibe around. The felicitation of teachers by HarperCollins Publishers India was announced by Miss. Neha Balani. She also announced the felicitation of the Principal Mr. Sanjay Nandi for receiving Global Teacher Award 2020. Lastly a harmonious song was presented by an alumna Miss. Viddhi Poddar passed out in year 2016-17. At last a thank you speech was given by Miss. Hashmita Wadhwani a student of Grade 10. And lastly the program was concluded with Principal’s Mr. Sanjay Nandi’s inspiring speech.

Eye Care Webinar - 2020

During the current scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic the digital screens have become a lifeline to student’s academic, teachers professional and everyone’s personal life. With virtual school, multiplayer games, and social media the time spend in front of the screen have increased. And gradually with that the effects of screen time on eyes also have increased. So, in order to bring about an awareness about screen timings and eye care Podar International School (CIE), Kalyan organized a webinar “Eye Care With Screen Share Webinar”. It was conducted on 21st August, 2020 by Dr. Siddharth Sheth who is has experience of over 10 years in diagnosis and management of eye problems. The webinar began with Dr. Sheth sharing the common eye problems that children face due to excessive screen time. Some of them that the doctor explained were refractive errors in children(glasses), eye allergy, squint (crossed eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), white reflex in the eyes (Leucocorea) etc. Along with the causes of these problems he also explained the effects and suggested the prescribed treatments for all the respective problems. Then, Dr. Sheth gave information about ROP (Retinopathy Of Prematurity) and its effects. He also shared the information about the necessary time period within which a baby’s should by checked by ophthalmologist. Later, information was shared about different alarming signs through which teachers, parents and relatives can find out whether the child is facing any vision problem. Dr. Sheth also gave knowledge about the balanced that need to be maintained during and post lockdown. The information included the that why excess screen time is harmful for eyes? , how are the eyes affected, rules to be followed for the screen time, etc. the short term, medium term and long-term screen time effects were also presented. He also suggested the precautions that one can take with the screens while studying or working. At last, Dr. suggested everyone to avoid continuous screen time, take breaks while using screen, blink while staring at the screen, avoid extracurricular activities on school days, etc. Dr. Sheth concluded the session by advising everyone to take care of their eye health and in case of any problem visit an eye specialist without any hesitation and delay. The webinar was quite informative and helped everyone to understand the importance of eye care.
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