Thematic Learning - 2024

At Podar International School, Mangalore, a Thematic Learning event was organized on 09/03/2024. The event, aimed at fostering holistic development, brought together students, teachers, and parents in an enriching educational experience. Subjects such as EVS, Physical Education, Integrated English, Music, and Art were intricately woven into the curriculum to create a multidimensional learning environment. Students enthusiastically embraced the theme by dressing up as travelers and tour guides. The Culminating Event was a vibrant showcase of talents, featuring action songs, group dances, skits, demonstration of yoga, tongue twisters, and fascinating facts about different places. The collaborative spirit of the event extended beyond the classroom, as parents joined in the festivities, celebrating their children's achievements and participation in a joyful atmosphere.

No Bag Day - 2024
Podar International School Mangalore, organized a No bag Day- A day without bags on 9 March 2024. Students were enthusiastically engaged in various activities like Fruit Chat Party, Bangle Art Making and Earring Making. Quality circle time, during which students spoke on a variety of topics: Importance of a Balanced Diet, Qualities I Am Good At, Qualities I Need to Work Upon, Importance of Planning and Organizing. Students thoroughly enjoyed making and sharing the fruit chats and designing colourful earrings of various shapes and sizes.
Girls Welfare Committee and Boys Welfare Committee - 2024

Podar International School, Mangalore, as part of the Girls Welfare Committee and Boys Welfare Committee organised a session on 07/03/2024. The resource person, Principal Mr. Girish Kumar discussed the Book by Stephen Covey, ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. The 7 habits were dealt with in detail and how it can be practically applied by the students was explained. An activity was done in groups which provided a transformative guide for personal and professional success. Emphasis was given on proactive thinking, prioritization, effective communication and collaboration. The session threw light on the fact that one can build personality by altering one’s habits.

Career Guidance Session - 2024
Podar International School, Mangalore, organised a Career Guidance Session on 07/03/2024, for students of Grades VII to IX. The resource person for the session was Principal Mr. Girish Kumar. Through the session students were exposed to the different carree options available in the present scenario. An in-depth explanation was given regarding each option and what each career offered. Queries raised by the students were addressed by the speaker. The session was immensely enriching and interesting.
Mock Fire Drill - 2024
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted a mock fire drill on 6 March, 2024. The emergency bell was rung, immediately after which, students and staff gathered at the assembly point through the emergency exit points. Once there, head count was taken and students were briefed about the safety measures they need to observe in such situations. Different rescue methods were demonstrated. It was an informative and practical session for students.
Podar Volunteer Program 'Donation Drive for the Children's Orphanage' - 2024

Podar International School Mangalore, conducted a Podar Volunteer Program on 29 February 2024. To instill a sense of empathy and social responsibility in our students, a Donation Drive for the “Children’s Orphanage - Bala Samrakshana Kendra’, Kuttar is organised every month. The centre was visited by council members. Students from each class contribute to this noble cause by bringing specific materials or items designated to their respective classes. This being the last visit to the orphanage for this academic year, collection from IE events conducted by the school was also utilised to buy essential items which included a wet grinder, cooker, cloth stand etc.. as per the requirement of the orphanage.

Art Exhibition 'Art In Focus and a Science Fair - Imprints' - 2024

Podar International School Mangalore, organized an ART EXHIBITION - Art In Focus and a SCIENCE FAIR -Imprints, Mathematical Marvels, Code-A-Thon, on 28 February 2024.

Chief guest Mr. Harisha Shetty (Principal, KPT, Mangalore ) encouraged students giving a patient ear to the demonstrations presented by them. He even gave a few inputs of his own which was a great motivation for the students. Talent, creativity and a lot of hard work were on display by students who presented working models of Robotic arm, Sensor parking area, Water purifier, Hydraulic lifter, Homemade battery, Sensor glasses and several other interesting items. Art works of students were also on display. Parents who visited the exhibition appreciated the efforts put in.

IE Theme 'Significant People - Parivartan Drive' - 2024

Podar International School Mangalore, organized the culminating event ‘Parivartan Drive', under the IE theme ‘Significant People’- The Event and Characters that changed the World’ on 23 February 2024. Students presented a street play 'Be The Change To Be Change’ to create awareness on spreading kindness and acceptance and the importance of following traffic rules. It was organised at 3 different venues- Lalbagh, Kottara Chowki and Kavoor Junction. Students accompanied by their parents gathered and encouraged the performing students at the different sites. In their feedback, Traffic Police Vishwanath (Kavoor), Traffic Police Kanthappa (Kottara Chowki), Senior citizens and parents (Kavoor Junction) lauded the students' performance and messages conveyed by them.

International Mother Language Day - 2024

Podar International School Mangalore celebrated International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2024, with the aim to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism.

A special assembly was conducted to acknowledge the fact that ‘Language’ forms the foundation block in communication. It is important to respect, acknowledge and understand each other's language to effectively communicate. Accordingly, teachers and students presented a skit, speech and songs to convey the same message. A language exhibition in the form of charts, models and games was organised which showcased different aspects of various languages. It was a treat for both teachers and students alike.

Special Assembly 'World Day of Social Justice' - 2024

Podar International School Mangalore conducted a special Assembly on 20 February 2024 to observe the World Day of Social Justice. It is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender inequality, unemployment, human rights, and other social issues. Principal Mr. Girish Kumar in his address, stressed on two important areas where injustice is brazenly seen - gender inequality and child labour. He urged the students as educated and responsible persons to discourage any such practice seen in society. The event helped create awareness among the students on this important issue.

Annual Sports Meet 'Udaan' 2023-2024

Podar International School Mangalore conducted its 6th Annual Sports meet- 'Udaan' on 17 February 2024. The day started with the welcoming and introduction of the Chief Guest, Inspector Khushboo Singh (Reserve Inspector, CISF Unit NMPA, Mangalore). This was followed by flag hoisting and the Inter-House March Past, a highly competitive event where the four houses vied for first place. The torch was carried and lit by outstanding athletes. The oath was taken by the sports captains of the four houses. The Chief Guest and the Principal in their address to the gathering stressed on the importance of sports in our curriculum and how sports in turn instills discipline in students.

The audience next witnessed various drill displays using dumbells, hoops, pom poms, and lezims which showcased flexibility and synchronization among the students. The displays made way for the highly awaited athletic events where competitiveness among the students soared through the roof.

The winners were rewarded with medals and certificates and congratulated for their victory. The zealous parents, gathered in large numbers, constantly applauded the enthusiastic young sports stars. The day ended with the delivery of the vote of thanks. It was a day filled with sportsmanship, enthusiasm and memories to cherish.

Terra House day - 2024
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated Terra House Day on 10/2/2024, which gave a platform to the house students to display their talents and achievements. Songs, dances, a skit from the life of Abdul Kalam, the Icon of Ignis house and a variety of entertainment programs kept the audiences enthralled. A colurful presentation and enjoyed by all.
No bag day - 2024
Podar International School Mangalore, organized No bag Day 'A day without bags' on 10 February 2024. Students were engaged in activities like BASKET MAKING, HOUSE COMPETITIONS, CLUB ACTIVITIES. Sessions on FIRST AID DISPLAY and use of AI TOOLS-CANVA software were organised. Quality circle time, during which quizzes on different topics were conducted in each class. Students thoroughly enjoyed participating in the various events.
Pledge on Ensuring a Safe Online Environment - 2024
Podar International School, Mangalore, students, took a pledge on Ensuring a Safe Online Environment on 6 February 2024. The students pledged to be more cyber aware and be alert and responsible citizens of India.
Podar Volunteer Program 'Bala Samrakshana Kendra' - 2024
Podar International School Mangalore, organized a Field Trip to Orphanage “BALA SAMRAKSHANA KENDRA”, Kuttar, Mangalore under the IE theme SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE- Characters and Events that Changed the World in collaboration with PODAR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, on 30th January, 2024. Grade 1, 2 and 3 students visited the orphanage and performed a short program.
Field Trip to Sevashram - 2024
Podar International School Mangalore's Field Trip to Sevashram, Pelathadi: Exploring under the theme 'SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE- Characters and Events that changes the World” through Acts of Kindness. Grades 7-9 Students shared their Joy with a Song and Dance, Donated Essentials, and Shared Heartwarming Moments at the Old Age Home. The visit to the old age home was a valuable experience for both the students and the residents. Students got an exposure on the life of the residents and the need for encouraging empathy within our community.
Field Trip to Animal Care Trust 'Exploring Tails of Love' - 2024
Podar International School Mangalore, organized a Field Trip- "Exploring Tails of Love: Grade 4-6 Embark on an Exciting Adventure to the Animal Shelter in Shakthinagar, Mangalore – Where Compassion Meets Creatures!" under the IE theme SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE- Characters and Events that Changed the World. Students got the opportunity to see the different animals that are cared for at the Animal Shelter, and learned the different ways that they can help animals in their community, such as volunteering at a shelter or fostering a pet. It was an enriching experience for the students which showed them the importance of caring for animals.
15 Book Campaign - 2024
Podar International School, Mangalore concluded the 15-Book Campaign on 31 January 2024. The campaign began on 2 June 2023. The campaign succeeded in encouraging students to inculcate the practice of reading. Students who achieved the task were awarded certificates.
Farewell 2023-2024

Podar International School, Mangalore organized a heartfelt ‘Farewell function’ to bid adieu to the outgoing 10th standard students on 20 January 2024. The venue was adorned with vibrant decorations, creating a festive atmosphere for the students to cherish their final moments in the school. The farewell function commenced with a warm welcome, a prayer and then various cultural performances by the juniors added color and vibrancy to the event.

One of the highlights of the farewell function was the heartwarming speeches given by the principal, teachers and students. Teachers shared anecdotes, praised the students for their accomplishments, and imparted words of wisdom for their future endeavors. Students, in turn, expressed their gratitude to the school, teaching and non-teaching staff for their support and guidance. Students were given mementos by the Principal.

As the event drew to a close, a sentiment of bittersweet emotions lingered in the air. The students were bid farewell with a mix of joy and sadness as they embark on a new chapter in their lives. The farewell function served as a poignant reminder to the outgoing batch of the shared memories, friendships, and experiences that shaped their school years.

IE 'Fashion show and skit' - 2024

Podar International School Mangalore, under the IE-Theme: ‘MYTH BUSTERS’ culminated in Myths & Legends - ‘Believe It or Not! The module on ‘MYTHBUSTERS’ aimed at educating students on the concept of Myths and Legends, understanding the relevance of myths and legends in exploring the history, traditions, beliefs & customs of various communities and countries across the world.

Various activities were organised like, ‘Characters come alive’ for students of Grade 1 & 2, a’ Fashion Show’, wherein boys and the girls of Grade 3 & 4 walked on the ramp like royal princes and the princess. Characters from popular fairy tales like Goldilocks, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Prince, Super Heroes like - Batman, Spiderman, Hulk, Thor and so on was brought to life by students of Grade 5&6, ‘Knit a Skit’ and ‘A Myths and Legends Quiz’ was conducted for students of Grade 7&8.

IE 'Greta Thunberg Birthday' - 2024
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted the special assembly on ‘GRETA THUNBERG', under the IE theme ‘SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE - Characters and Event that Changed the World ’. Grade 6 students played the “TALK SHOW WITH GRETA THUNBERG”. Who is the climate activists at her early age of 15.
IE Jumpstart Activity 'Significant Day' - 2023

The focus of the theme - ‘Significant People- Characters and Events that Changed the World’ is to empower the students to understand the talents /skills/ qualities/ philosophies of the significant people of the world and see how students can explore their own qualities, enhance them and become significant in the future. The main aim of the Jumpstart activity is to build excitement and interest among the students about the upcoming theme, ‘Significant People’ and to create opportunities for the students to express their feelings and thoughts in the school.

Grade 1 to 3 participated in the activity named I AM GOOD AT...... where they wrote their strongest talent/ skill that they have which can make them significant in future.

Grade 4 to 5 Participated in the activity MY STAR QUALITIES, The activity will encourage the students to think about their own different skills and qualities.

Grade 6 students Participated in the activity MY DREAM AMBITION IN LIFE where they Write any one of their dream ambitions for their life.

Grade 7 & 8 the students choose any significant personality as a role model in the activity I WANT TO BE NEXT

National Youth Day Celebration - 2024
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated ‘Youth Day’ on 12 January 2024, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest philosophers and spiritual leaders. In the special assembly students presented a speech on the life of Swami Vivekanand. Songs and famous quotes of his were presented with the aim of sensitizing students about the philosophies, principles and ideas of Swami Vivekanada. Apart from this, a number of competitions like poster making, singing and a skit were presented on the theme of ‘Youth Empowerment’. Students were motivated to be good citizens of India, thereby contributing to the development of the country.
Makara Sankranthi ''A day without bags' - 2024
Podar International School Mangalore, organized No bag Day 'A day without bags' on 13 January 2024. A Special Assembly was conducted on the occasion of Makara Sankranthi, the significance of the festival and making of Yellu Bella was shared with the students. Students participated in making and flying colourful kites. A session was orgainsed by the Girls Welfare Committee and Boys Welfare Committee of the school. Students were engaged in activities like Quality circle on topics which included : Favourite Cartoon Character, Favourite book, Frame a story, Vocal for local.
IE 'Field Trip to Kalanghann' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted an IE field trip on Saturday 9/12/2023. Students of Grade 1st, 2nd and 3rd were taken for Kalanghann, - The Konkani Heritage Centre, near Shakthi Nagar. It is a beautiful place where folk tales were depicted through the sculptures on walls, which were really admirable. Students saw some of the traditional articles used in the household of ancient Mangalore. The Kalangann theater is constructed on the lines of the Greek theatre style. Every week dramas are performed in the Theatre.
Ignis House Day - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated Ignis House Day on 09/12/2023, which gave a platform to the house students to display their talents and achievements. Songs, dances, a skit from the life of Subhash Chandra Bose, the Icon of Ignis house and a variety of entertainment programs kept the audiences enthralled. A colurful presentation and enjoyed by all.
IE 'Halloween Day' - 2023

Halloween is a fun day observed in various parts of the world on 31st October every year With the same festive spirit, the Podar International School Mangalore geared up to celebrate this day on 31 October 2023 as a part of IE events.

The students came dressed in various outfits to mark the welcoming of good spirits and driving away bad spirits .It was organised by Terra house students to learn, enjoy, encourage to appreciate differences in culture and customs and also to make them aware of global festivals and their values.

Students performed as ghosts and vampires on stage in their attires during the school assembly. Students displayed a lot of Halloween theme items on the background.

There was much excitement all around. The assembly ended on a happy note.

Podar Volunteer programme - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted a Podar Volunteer Program on 09 December 2023. To instill a sense of empathy and social responsibility in our students, a Donation Drive for the “Children’s Orphanage - Bala Samrakshaona Kendra’, Kuttar is organised every month. The centre was visited by Grade 4 students. Students from each class contribute to this noble cause by bringing specific materials or items designated to their respective classes.
Ventus House Day - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated Ventus House Day on 29/11/2023, which gave a platform to the house students to display their talents and achievements. Songs,dances, a skit from the life of Rani Lakshmibhai, the Icon of Ventus house and a variety of entertainment programs kept the audiences enthralled. Students exhibited models of windmill and a solar wheelchair. A colurful presentation and enjoyed by all.
Kanakdas and Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebration - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated Gurunanak Jayanti and Kanakadas Jayanti on 28/11/2023. Students presented informative programs about Kanakadasa, the great poet, saint, philosopher, the significance of the day and his contributions. A speech was also presented highlighting the life and works of Gurunanak.
IE Mythbusters - 2023

Podar International School, Mangalore explored the magical imagination in our students of Grade 1 to Grade 8 through various Jumpstart activities on 25/10/2023 under the theme "MYTHBUSTERS- Uncovering Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends Engraved in Time". Grade 1 and 2, expressed their favourite fairy tail through the activity "MY FAVOURITE FAIRY TALE" .Grade 3 and 4 involved in the activity by speaking about their lucky thing through the activity *"MY LUCKY THING". Grade 5 involved and expressed in the activity "IF I HAD A MAGIC WAND" the things to change. Grade 6, 7 and 8, explored their imagination through the activity "WRITE A WORD FOR THE MAGICAL CREATURES FROM HARRY POTTER" Students were encouraged by the teachers to bring out more ideas and creativity. All of them participated enthusiastically.

Deepawali Celebration - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated Deepavali on 9 November 2023. The significance of celebrating the festival of lights was shared with the students. Dances and songs to celebrate the theme were beautifully presented. Apart from this, Rangoli making, face painting, tattoo making and mehendi activities were also organised.
Children's Day Celebration - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated Children’s Day on 9 November 2023. The day began with students being welcomed by teachers in the traditional way. The importance of the day was shared. Teachers stole the show with a variety of dances and songs. Students enjoyed the amazing performances. The day ended with a tug-of-war competition between the houses and a little gift as a token of love from the school on Children’s day.
Aqua House Day - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted Aqua House Day on 7/11/2023, which gave a platform to the house students to display their talents and achievements. Students presented a variety of entertainment programs in the form of dances, skits and speeches. As their theme is water, the importance of saving and using water judiciously was highlighted. A portrait of the house icon Rabindranathe Tagore was also presented which left the students thrilled. Later a pledge was taken by all the students to save and to use water prudently.
Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated KANNADA RAJYOTSAVA on 1 November 2023 by organizing KANNADA BHAASHE YAATHRE (Procession) from Kottara Chowki to the school. Chief Guest Mr. Kiran Kumar, Mangalore Corporator Bangra, Kuloor addressed the gathering and flagged off the procession. Students enthusiastically participated in large numbers. Cultural programs which included dances and songs highlighted the diverse culture and art forms of the state.
National Unity Day Celebration 'Ekta Diwas' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, observed National Unity Day (Ekta Diwas) on 31/10/2023, to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who had a major role in the political integration of India. A motivatiion session by resource person, Ms. U. Tara Rao( Former Associate Professor and Principal GFG WC, Balmatta and GFC Kavoor) was organised in the school. To foster and reinforce dedication to preserve and strengthen unity, integrity and security of the nation, by reinforcing the values of a strong and united India, the unity pledge was taken by the students on the occasion of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.
Field trip to NITK Surathkal - 2023

Students of Podar International School Mangalore had the amazing opportunity to visit NITK Surathkal on 13/10/2023. They had the chance to attend an open house of their labs and it was mind-blowing. They explored the bio gas plant, where they convert organic waste into renewable energy. It was fascinating to see their sustainable practices in action, which highlighted the importance of environmental conservation."

"During the visit, It was impressive to see their advanced sewage system, how they handle waste management efficiently and responsibly, the mechanical workshops, where students were working on innovative projects. "One of the highlights of the visit was seeing a car that was designed and built by the talented students of NITK. It was such an inspiring sight to witness their innovation and dedication. The visit to NITK Surathkal was a memorable experience that showcased the incredible work being done by the students and faculty.

Podar Premier League - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, before breaking off for the Dusshera vacation, organized a friendly cricket match ‘Podar Premier League’ for parents on 13 October, 2023. Response from the parents was overwhelming, around 8 teams were formed. Teams included a team of the school staff, students and the rest were teams of parents. An enthralling day of matches, the crowd cheered their respective teams. The game brought out the sportsmanship and bonding of the players. The parent’s team which won were awarded a trophy, trophies and medals were also awarded to the runners-up, best batsman and all rounder of the match.
Dandiya Nights - 2023

Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated –NAVARATHRI by organising a Dandiya Night on 13 October 2023. Dussera is celebrated to symbolize the triumph of good over evil.

The celebration started by offering prayers to Goddess Navdurga. Briefing was given on the significance of the festival of nine nights- ‘Navaratri’. Students along with their parents joined the festival of nine nights dressed up in colourful traditional attire. A few games were organised. Later the crowd swayed to the beats and rhythm of the music of Dandiya. The enthusiasm and frenzy was infectious. While some grooved on the music, others were seen relishing the refreshments.

The Garba celebration was a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, with people of all backgrounds, ages coming together to dance, enjoy music, savor delicious food, take memorable selfies, and partake in fun activities. This annual event continues to be a celebration of culture, diversity, and the joy of Navratri, creating unforgettable memories for all who attend.

Podar Volunteer programme '5th month' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted its next Podar Volunteer Program on 12 October 2023. To instill a sense of empathy and social responsibility in our students, a Donation Drive for the “Children’s Orphanage - Bala Samrakshaona Kendra’, Kuttar is organised every month. The centre was visited by students of Class 6. Students from each class contribute to this noble cause by bringing specific materials or items designated to their respective classes.
The theme of millet year - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, on 12 October 2023, held a session on modern Farming, in connection with the theme of the ‘Millet year’. Mr. Sathyaraj Kotian, the resource person shared how he developed an interest in farming though he was working in a software company. Students listened with keen interest the processes involved in farming; the way the land needs to be readied and then planting seeds and how long they need to wait before the first harvest. A few curious questions from the students were also addressed by the speaker. Farming being the backbone of our country, the session was highly appropriate for today’s children, who are losing touch with this very vital occupation.
Gandhi Jayanti Celebration - 2023

Podar International School Mangalore, on 2 October 2023, paid homage to the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and the 2nd Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri. Respect was paid to Bapuji through bhajans by the teachers. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi, the Principal in his message highlighted the principles of Gandhi which holds true even today; The principles of truth, non-violence and cleanliness. He also stressed on the importance of farmers in our nation, which was conveyed through the slogan of Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'.

In keeping with the theme of 2023, ‘Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath”, which calls for a national effort where citizens are encouraged to participate in one hour of voluntary labour for cleanliness, the school undertook a cleaning-drive in and around its surroundings.

Podar Volunteer programme '4th month' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted a Podar Volunteer Program on 29th September 2023. To instill a sense of empathy and social responsibility in our students, a Donation Drive for the “Children’s Orphanage - Bala Samrakshaona Kendra’, Kuttar is organised every month. The centre was visited by Grade 7 students. Students from each class contribute to this noble cause by bringing specific materials or items designated to their respective classes.
Culminating Event 'Marvellous Me - Grade 1' - 2023

On the date of September 29, 2023, Podar International School in Mangalore organized a Thematic Culminating Event centered around the theme "MARVELLOUS ME." This thematic learning initiative encompassed various subjects, including Environmental Studies (EVS), Physical Education, Integrated English, Music, and Art. The "Marvellous Me" platform served as an empowering showcase for students to exhibit their talents within the school community.

The Culminating Event featured noteworthy performances in singing and dancing, and students had the pleasure of celebrating alongside their parents, fostering a delightful and celebratory atmosphere.

Culminating Event 'In my town - Grade 2' - 2023
Podar International School ,Mangalore, organized a Thematic Learning Program on "Community Helpers". The Culminating Event under the theme "IN MY TOWN" was conducted on 27th September 2023.The subjects which are included for thematic learning are EVS, Physical Education, Integrated English, Music and Art. Students dressed up and showcased different types of "Community Helpers" and how they help us in our daily lives. The Culminating Event includes Fancy dress, Singing and dancing and displayed different places in our town. The students celebrated this event along with their parents in a joyful way.
Eid-I-Milad Celebration - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated Eid-Milad, on 27/09/2023. Students shared the message the festival carries. The event was made colourful with lively dances and songs by the students. Within the classes students had a ‘Dry-fruit party’ where children brought assorted dry fruits and shared them with their friends.
2nd Mock Fire Drill - 2023
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted a mock fire drill on 16 September, 2023. The emergency bell was rung, immediately after which, students and staff gathered at the assembly point through the emergency exit points. Once there, head count was taken and students were briefed about the safety measures they need to observe in such situations. Students found it to be a very informative session.
International Coastal Clean-Up Day - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, participated in the International Coastal Clean-Up Day (ICC) on 16 September, 2023. In accordance with tthe ongoing efforts of the Government of India for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan through 'Swachh Seva Campaigns', the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) conducts ICC in all coastal States and union territories in the third week of September. Under the theme, 'Cleaner Beaches and Cleaner Sea', students of Classes 7 to 9 were actively engaged in cleaning the coastal beach area of Panambur Beach, Mangalore, with the aim of fostering awareness among school children and the general public in keeping the Marine environment clean and unpolluted.
Hindi diwas celebration - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated ‘Hindi Diwas’ on 14 September 2023. Through a variety of programmes; speeches, dances, and songs, the significance of the ‘Hindi’ language was conveyed. It is a language which unifies the people from different parts of India.
Bagless Day - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, organized No bag Day 'A day without bags' on 04 September 2023. Students were engaged in activities like, Quality circle Time Topic: Importance of Millets, Types of millet, Nutritional factors of millet, Book Mark Making, Book Binding, Recycling of paper, Craft Making, Key-chain making, Candle making. Poet Kabir Das was also remembered which gave the students an insight into the life of Kabir and the dohas written by him which are still relevant in today’s times.
Biz Kids Bazaar - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, organized the culminating event ‘BizKids Bazaar’, under the IE theme ‘Young Entrepreneurs – Discovering the Businessman in You’ on 2 September, 2023. This bazaar provided opportunities for the students to discover and explore their talents and abilities, to showcase their entrepreneurial skills to the visitors. Students made and sold a variety of art works in the form of painted pots, canvas paintings and lots more. Students and their parents thoroughly enjoyed the exposure they got through this event.
Rakshabandhan Celebration - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated Rakshabandhan on 29.08.2023. The true bonding of sisterhood and brotherhood was explained to all the students. The students performed a play to create awareness on the true brotherhood and sang a few songs which emphasises the relationship of brother and sister.
Mini Marathon - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted a Mini Marathon on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Mini Marathon started at the 4th Mile and ended in the school grounds. The students actively took part in the Marathon and celebrated the National Sports Day in a different way.
Podar Volunteer programme '3rd month' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted a Podar Volunteer Program on 28th August 2023. To instill a sense of empathy and social responsibility in our students, a Donation Drive for the “Children’s Orphanage - Bala Samrakshaona Kendra’, Kuttar is organised every month. The centre was visited by Grade 10 students. Students from each class contribute to this noble cause by bringing specific materials or items designated to their respective classes.
Interhouse Competition ‘Pitch It! – The Clash of the Advertisements’ - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, under the IE theme ‘Young Entrepreneurs – Discovering the Businessman in You’ conducted an Interhouse Competition, ‘Pitch It! – The Clash of the Advertisements’ on 24/08/2023. Students from the four houses presented a variety of products ranging from solar wheelchairs, herbal dyes, to food dispensers for animals.. in amazing and innovative ways. The confidence and research done on the selected products was truly worth appreciation. A wonderful opportunity for students to display their fine marketing skills.
IE Theme 'World Entrepreneur's Day' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, under the IE theme ‘Young Entrepreneurs – Discovering the Businessman in You’ conducted a Special Assembly on 23/08/2023 to mark ‘World Entrepreneurs Day’. On the occasion, a Talk Show was organized by the students wherein well-known entrepreneurs like Ms. Falguni Nayar, Mr. William Nanda Bissell and Mr. Anshu Gupta shared their life experiences.
Hour Peace - 2023

It's wonderful to hear about the unique program organized by Pranic Healing Kadri at Podar International School Mangalore for the students of Grade 1 to 10 on August 19, 2023. The event titled "HOUR PEACE" Meditation and Super Healing sounds like a beneficial experience for the students.

Led by Ms. Laxmi, the team head, the session included various exercises aimed at preparing the students for the "hour peace" meditation. It's intriguing to learn that this session was also conducted across Karnataka on the same day. The meditation itself lasted for about 20 minutes, yet it managed to leave a significant impact on the students who participated. It's always great to see events that promote mindfulness and well-being among students.

Ms. Sushmitha and Ms. Mamatha's coordination of the session likely contributed to its smooth execution and effectiveness.

Independence Day Celebration - 2023

Podar International School Mangalore, celebrated the 77th Independence day with great enthusiasm and patriotic spirit on 15 August 2023. The school campus was beautifully adorned with flags and decorations of the tri-colour. The program began with the welcoming and felicitation of the honorable Chief Guest, Sri.Devdas Pai, by the Principal Mr. Girish Kumar. Sri.Devdas Pai is an Air Force Personnel, who has served the Indian Air Force for more than 20 years. The National Flag was hoisted and the National Anthem was sung with true patriotism.

To add colour to the event, patriotic dances and a skit was presented by the students, through which was shared the message of 'What is Patriotism'. The event also marked the release of the first edition of the school Newsletter, 'Campus Roots' for the Academic Year 2023-24.

The Chief Guest in his very valuable and inspiring message shared the importance and need to build a good character and practice good values. He urged the students to excel in whichever field they are in, saying no job is inferior or superior, but added that every job has its own value and each person is needed for the smooth functioning of any society. So one should have dignity and pride in whatever one does. The Principal in his speech added to these thoughts. The program concluded with the delivery of the vote of thanks and distribution of sweets.

A day without bags - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, organized 'A day without bags’ on 12 August 2023. Students were engaged in activities like, Book Binding, Paper Bag/Sun Dial Making, Pen Stand Making, Sewing And Stitching, Mandala Art Basics, Recycling The Paper , Quality Circle Time, Key Bunch Making were conducted. An exhibition on medicinal plants which are used during the rainy season were shown and explained to the students. Items which were used in the earlier days were also put on display for the benefit of today's children as many of these are rarely seen or used today. Students found it a delightful break from regular school curriculum.
IE Theme 'Field trip to Axis bank' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, under the IE theme ‘Young Entrepreneurs – Discovering the Businessman in You’ conducted field trips on 11/08/2023. Grades 3 to 5 were taken to ‘Axis Bank’ where students got an exposure to the different departments of banking and a briefing on how the bank works.
IE Theme 'Field trip to Aachal factory' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, under the IE theme ‘Young Entrepreneurs – Discovering the Businessman in You’ conducted field trips on 11/08/2023. Students of Grades 6 to 8 were taken to ‘Aachal factory’, Mangalore, where they saw the different processing procedures of cashewnuts. A heartfelt thank you to Aachal Factory Mangalore for believing in the power of education and investing in the future of our young minds.
Express Yourself 'Young Entrepreneurs' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, under the IE theme ‘Young Entrepreneurs – Discovering the Businessman in You’ conducted the Express Yourself activity for various classes which included a. Std. I & II: Design & Tell – ‘My Dream Shop’, Std. III & IV: Flyer Making Activity – ‘Customers on Board’, Std. V & VI: Class Discussion – ‘Entrepreneurship is worth Leaving a 9 to 5 Job for...’ and Std. VII & VIII: Compose a Jingle – ‘Catchy Tunes to Croon’. Some marvellous ideas were displayed by the students.
Podar Volunteer programme '2nd month' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted the monthly Podar Volunteer Program on 01 August 2023. To instill a sense of empathy and social responsibility in our students, a Donation Drive for an orphanage is organized every month. Students from each class will have the opportunity to contribute to this noble cause by bringing specific materials or items designated to their respective classes.
Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebration - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, observed Kargil Vijay Diwas on July 26, 2023 to mark India's victory over Pakistan in 1999 and also to honour and pay tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the war which is also called ‘Operation Vijay’.
IE 'Jumpstart Activity' - 2023
Podar International School, Mangalore explored the imagination and business talents inborn in our students of Grade 1 to Grade 8 through various Jumpstart activities on 21/7/2023 under the theme "YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS" .Grade 1 to 3 came up with their interests and expressed it through the activity "PICK A BUSINESS" .Grade 4 to 8 involved in the activity by their innovative ideas through the activity "MY BUSINESS IDEA". Grade 6 involved and expressed it through the activity "WHAT'S IN A NAME". Students were encouraged by the teachers to bring out more ideas and creativity. All of them participated enthusiastically.
Guru Pornima Celebration - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, paid respect and gratitude to the teachers on Guru Purnima Day 3 July 2023, by presenting a dance and a melodious song at the assembly. Students enthusiastically participated in competitions like: Greeting card making competition, Speech competition and Flower arrangement competition.
IE 'Tech-O-Mania' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, concluded the IE Theme: 'TECH-IT-UP' - A World of Gadgets and Gizmos with the final event -'TECH-O-MANIA' on 30 June 2023.
Podar Volunteer programme - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted a Podar Volunteer Program on 28 June 2023. To instill a sense of empathy and social responsibility in our students, a Donation Drive for an orphanage will be organized every month. Students from each class will have the opportunity to contribute to this noble cause by bringing specific materials or items designated to their respective classes.
International Yoga Day - 2023
Podar International School, Mangalore, celebrated ‘International Yoga Day’ on 21 June 2023, Theme- Yoga for Humanity. This day has been celebrated throughout the world annually since June 2015 with an objective to bring about awareness about the health benefits of yoga and its several practices. The students and staff participated in a Yoga session where different asanas and pranayamas were performed. Solo yoga in three categories and Inter House Group Yoga Competitions were conducted for students. Students were informed of the benefits of the different yoga postures and ecouraged to practice yoga on a daily basis.
National Doctors Day 'Motivational Session' - 2023
Podar International School Mangalore, conducted a Motivation session on 30 June 2023, on the occasion of National Doctor’s day. The resource person Dr. Satish Kallimar spoke about the “Importance of doctors for the society”. He advised the students to serve society and work for a good name and not for money. He reminded students to respect parents, teachers, always be aware of one’s roots and never forget those who helped us. He also warned students against googling for diagnosis and taking medicines on their own, without consulting real doctor’s.
IE House Competition 'Tech Revolution' - 2023
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted a House competition 'Tech Revolution 2050’ on 17 June 2023, under the theme ‘Tech-it-Up – A World of Gadgets and Gizmos’. Students of Grades 1 to 4 were engaged in activities of putting up charts of the latest discoveries in the world of technology which included pictures and write-ups. Students of Grades 5 to 8 were involved in activities of collecting different write-ups and pictures, researched about scientific and technological developments in India and around the world and the four houses presented informative magazines on Technology.
Special Assembly 'National Technology' - 2023
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted a special assembly on 15 June, 2023 ‘World Technology Day’, which highlighted the importance technology plays in today’s world. Students conducted a ‘Tech-Quiz’ to show that today, there is no area where technology has not invaded.
Student Council Election 2023-2024
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted Student Council Elections 2023-24 on 10th June, 2023 for the various posts of Students Council Office bearers.
Special Assembly 'World against child labour' - 2023
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted a special assembly on 12 June, 2023 World Day Against Child Labour to spread awareness about child labour. Children performed a skit on the same theme.
Career Guidance - 2023
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted a Career Guidance Session on 9/6/2023, for students of Grades VIII to X. A very informative session which gave students an opportunity to get familiar with the variety of career options one can choose after the 10th or 12th standard.
World Environment Day as a No-Bag day - 2023

Podar International School, Mangalore, celebrated World Environment Day as a ‘No-Bag day’- A day without school bags or books on 05/06/2023.

Students were involved in activities like an Eco-Friendly Fancy Dress Competition for Grades I to V, and an Inter-House Soft Board Decoration Competition for Grade I to IX.

Students took a break from regular school work and thoroughly enjoyed the various sessions on Good touch and Bad touch, Hand wash, Preparation of Seed Ball, Zumba, Adolescent development, Vegetable Printing, Planting saplings, Puppet Making and a Quality Circle Time.

Definitely a welcome break which kept the students happily engaged throughout the day and they surely look forward to having ‘No-Bag days’ more often.

15 Book Campaign - 2023
Podar International School, Mangalore commenced the 15-Book Campaign on 2 June 2023. The campaign aims to encourage students to inculcate the practice of reading. Students who achieved the task in the previous year were rewarded with books.
Tobacco Day - 2023
Podar International School, Mangalore, observed World-No-Tobacco Day on May 31, 2023 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. On this day efforts are made to inform the public on the dangers of using tobacco. A Placard Making Competition for students of grade 1 to 5 on the topic: ‘Awareness against tobacco use’ and a Poster making Competition for Grade 6 to 10 on the topic: “We need food, not tobacco” was conducted.
1st Mock Fire Drill 2023-2024
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted a mock fire drill on 29 May, 2023. An emergency bell was rung, immediately after which, students gathered at the assembly point through the emergency exit points. Once there, head count was taken and students were briefed about the safety measures they need to observe in such situations. The different ways in which fires can be put out were also demonstrated. Students found it to be a very informative session.
IE Jumpstart Activity 2023-2024

Podar International School Mangalore, conducted the Jumpstart Activity under the IE-Theme: ‘TECH-IT-UP! A World of Gadgets and Gizmos’ on 25 May 2023.

Students participated in different activities with the focus on making the students more aware of the technology we use every day and encouraging them to appreciate how it influences our lives.

Activities included writing and drawing on topics like: ‘My Favourite Gadget, Match the Gadgets, If I had a Robot and Future Inventions. Some very creative ideas were expressed by the students.

School Reopening Day 2023-2024
Podar International School Mangalore began the academic session 2023-2024 today on 25th May 2023. Students of Grade 10 extended a warm welcome to all the students by conducting a special assembly. The principal addressed the students and welcomed everyone with a happy note.
Parent Orientation Program 2023-2024
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted the:”Parent orientation program” was initiated on 20th of May 2023. The Principal welcomed the parents and briefed them about the Podar system, followed by Academic. It is praise worthy to say that a good number of parents have taken part and solved their unknown queries from the Principal and other officials. There was a discussion on both Academic and Non Academic Activities of Podar. Teachers introduced and greeted the parents cordially, and the parent orientation program ended with the thanking note.
Inter House Competition 'Poetry on the Spot' - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted the Inter House Competition ‘Poetry -On-the-Spot’ under the IE-Theme: ‘‘Kaleidoscope: Gazing at the Magical Prism of Poetry'' on 18th November 2022. The students of Grades 5 to 9 participated in the House Competition. The purpose of the contest was to test the artistic expression and the vocabulary of the students. Questions ranged from- Guess the Poem (in English, Kannada and Hindi), Rhyming words, Picture poem. The platform of the house competition provided students with opportunities to showcase their creative abilities through their writing pieces.
Ventus House Day - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted Ventus House Day on 17 November 2022. To begin with, the students were reminded why Rani Laxmibai has become a part of Indian history through a short article. The occasion gave opportunities to house members to exhibit their marvellous talents. Students of all grades gave some wonderful performances which were thoroughly enjoyed by the audiences.
Aqua House Day - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted Aqua House Day on 16 November 2022. Students of the house presented a variety of dances, songs and a skit based on the life of Rabindranath Tagore. The house day gave members of the house to display their talents. Students gave an amazing performance.
Children's Day Celebration - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated Children's Day on Monday 14th November 2022. The day began with the teachers conducting the assembly followed by a variety of entertainment programs by the teachers which included foot-tapping songs, vibrant dances and an amusing skit, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed by the students. The students were later engaged in fun games and the day ended with a movie, snacking on some crispy popcorn. The students left home asking for more..
Annual Sports Meet 2022-2023

Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated the much awaited 5th Annual Sports Day ‘Udaan-2022’ on Saturday 12th November 2022, with great zeal, and excitement.

The program began with the student anchors welcoming the gathering and a Welcome speech emphasizing on the importance of sports in a child's life. Chief Guest for the event Mr. Kiran Kumar, elected representative, Municipal Corporator of Bangra Kulur Ward of Mangalore City Corporation and the Guest of Honour Mr. Premnath Ullal, Senior Telegraph Master, (retd) BSNL addressed the gathering and shared motivating and inspiring thoughts with the students.

The students entered into the spirit of the occasion in a grand way with the oath being administered by the Sports Captain. An energizing display of various drills and Pyramid formations set the tone for the rest of the event. A variety of events were conducted for the Nursery section as well.

Students competed in various events including obstacle races, sprints and relays. Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes.

Sportive parents entertained the crowd by participating in the tug-of-war.

The program concluded with the vote of thanks and singing of the National Anthem. Students happily went home carrying their medals and certificates.

Kannada Rajyotsava - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated “Kannada Rajyotsava Day” on 01 November 2022, to commemorate the formation of the state, which was initially known as Mysore. The state was renamed as Karnataka on 01st November 1973. To mark the occasion, a variety of programmes were presented by the students with great enthusiasm and spirit, which included dances, songs and speeches.
Traditional Dress Day - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated “TRADITIONAL DRESS DAY'' on 31 October 2022. Students and teachers were dressed in traditional outfits. Stalls were put up by different states, where each state displayed their traditional wears, posters depicting the state’s culture, culinary delights and other interesting facts. The event created awareness among the students about the different states of our country in a fun-filled way.
Diwali Celebration - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated “Diwali” on 21st October 2022. Students and teachers were dressed in bright and vivid colors. The whole school seemed to be in a festive mood. Songs, dances and a skit depicting the importance of Diwali kept the students enthralled till the end.
Fruit Chaat Party - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted “FRUIT CHAAT PARTY” on 20th October 2022, to inculcate the habit of eating fruits amongst children, to learn about types of fruits, their colours, health benefits, fruits we peel, washing , cutting and decorating the fruit platter. IT gave children a platform to display their carving, decorating and presentation skills of different fruits in the form of chaats.
Terra House Day - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted Terra house Day on 14 October 2022. It was a treat to watch the students present some energy-filled local pulli dance, fashion show by the juniors and a skit based on the life of Sir Abdul Kalam by the seniors. The program was interspersed with some brain-teasers which kept the audience alert. A delightful presentation by the house members and enjoyed by all.
Ignis House Day - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted Ignis house Day on 13 October 2022. Students of the house presented a variety of entertainment programs; speech and skits based on the life of Subash Chandra Bose, foot-tapping dances and melodious songs. Students got an opportunity to display their wonderful talents.
Inter House Quiz Competition - 2022
General awareness is necessary for every individual as it contributes to personal enrichment and a better understanding of the world (and the universe) as a whole. So to enhance the General knowledge among students, Podar International school Mangalore conducted Inter house quiz competition on 11th of October 2022 in 3 categories Grade 1-2, Grade 3-5 and Grade 6-10. Students were exposed to a whole new experience of learning and exploring some unknown facts.
Jumpstart Activity 'IE-THEME: ‘Kaleidoscope - Gazing at the Magical Prism of Poetry' - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted the Jumpstart Activity under the IE-THEME: ‘‘Kaleidoscope: Gazing at the Magical Prism of Poetry '' on 11 October 2022. The focus of the theme ‘Kaleidoscope: Gazing at the Magical Prism of Poetry’ is for students to explore the literary form of ‘poetry’ through the various activities. The various activities conducted for the different classes were as follows: PRIMARY GRADES- Give me a Rhyme, Picture Poem, Add an Action Word, SECONDARY GRADES-Rhyming Hunt!, Poetree! Braid a Poem. Students came up with some very interesting poems and seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Food without flame - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted ‘FOOD WITHOUT FLAME’ on 10th October, 2022. Students prepared some amazing and finger-licking dishes, which showed that a variety of dishes are possible without the use of fire.
Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated 153rd Birth Anniversary of Rashtrapitha Mahatma Gandhi (Founder President of Anandilal Podar Trust) and 118th Birth Anniversary of Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on 02nd October 2022. As mark of respect all Staffs paid floral tribute and lighted the lamps in honour of both the charismatic leaders. They also did Shramdaan to mark the occasion and celebrate “Swachh Bharath Abhiyan” promoted by Government of India.
Hindi Diwas Celebration - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated Hindi Diwas on 14th September 2022, to commemorate the adoption of the Hindi language, written in Devanagari script, as one of the two official languages of the Republic of India by the Constituent Assembly of India.
Hindi Debate Competition - 2022
On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Podar International School, Mangalore conducted Inter-House Hindi Debate competition. Students got an opportunity to display their fluency in the language.
Teacher's Day Celebration - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated Teachers Day on 05th September 2022. The students conducted a special assembly which was a treat for teachers. It included a speech on the importance of the day, a dance and some games which made the day special for the teachers.
Culminating Event 'Footprints from past - The Sci-Hi Museum' - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore organised a Field trip under the IE-Theme: ‘Footprints in Time’ to St. Aloysius College Museum, on 01st September 2022. Students from Grades 3 to 6 enjoyed exploring the various artefacts and sights of rare objects that were on display at the museum.
Archaeological Field Trip 'Museum Visit' - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore organised a Field trip under the IE-Theme: ‘Footprints in Time’ to St. Aloysius College Museum, on 01st September 2022. Students from Grades 3 to 6 enjoyed exploring the various artefacts and sights of rare objects that were on display at the museum.
Mini Marathon - 2022
Inter House Quiz Competition - 2022
Session on awareness campaign - 2022
On the eve of celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava Indian Coast Guard is conducting various awareness campaign at schools and collages at New Mangalore. As a part of this event, the Indian Coast Guard conducted a small presentation with the students of Grade 9 and 10 to aware our future generation regarding marine environment and its protection on 23rd August, 2022 at Podar International school Mangalore.
Independence Day Celebration - 2022

Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated 75th Independence Day with great enthusiasm and fervour on 15th August 2022. The entire campus was colourfully decorated in tricolour with balloons and ribbons.

The program began with the welcome of our honourable chief guest, Mr. C Vasanth with a welcome dance and speech by our students. After the flag hoisting by the chief guest and the Principal, the National Anthem was sung with great pride and patriotism. The chief guest gave a brief speech on how we are the future of our nation, we should be responsible for our behaviour and make our country proud with our actions. We should teach our children the importance of communal harmony and patriotism which in the present day is being targeted by those with the motive to create disharmony in the nation. The Principal, in his address, said that the 'Youth' of our country needs to take the responsibility to lead our country to greater heights.

The program ended with a colourful dance and a skit presented by the students followed by distribution of sweets.

Independence Day Competition - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted various competitions on the occasion of 75th Independence Day like Fancy dress, Rangoli Making, Rakhi Making, Face Painting, Essay Writing, Drawing, Poster making in different categories. Few glimpse of students creativity and enthusiasm in the celebration.
Investiture Ceremony 2022-2023

Podar International School, Mangalore conducted the Student council Investiture Ceremony 2022-23 on 03rd August 2022.

The elected Head Girl-Miss Shambhavi Kartha and Head boy-Master Ayaahn C Vikram promised that they would work with confidence and dedication to execute their duties. They were conferred with badges and sashes by the Guest of Honor for the occasion Mahmed Zulfikar Nawaz. K.P District Fire Officer, Kadri Fire Station, Mangaluru. The student council took the pledge to hold the school motto in high esteem.

The Guest of Honor, Mr. Mahmed Zulfikar Nawaz motivated students with his inspiring words. The Principal also addressed the gathering. The function culminated with the singing of the school song.

Express Yourself 'Footprints in Time - An Archaeological Expedition' - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated Guru Purnima on 25th July, 2022. Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of life. On the occasion of Guru Purnima, an Inter-House Solo dance competition was held. Students paid respect to their gurus in the form of dances.
Guru Purnima Celebration - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated Guru Purnima on 25th July, 2022. Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of life. On the occasion of Guru Purnima, an Inter-House Solo dance competition was held. Students paid respect to their gurus in the form of dances.
Mock Fire Drill - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted a Mock Fire Drill on 21st July 2022. As soon as the fire bell was heard, teachers and students got to their feet and as previously instructed, made their way towards the assembly point through the emergency exit points onto the ground floor. Once there, headcount was taken. Teachers and fire wardens ensured that no student was left behind. Live demonstrations were given on the ways fires can occur and the different methods to put off fires. Students from different grades were given the opportunity to have first-hand experience on putting out live fires. Students were also informed on the safety precautions to keep in mind during similar situations. The entire drill was an informative and enriching experience.
Jump Start Activity under the theme 'Footprints in Time - An Archaeological Expedition' - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted the Jumpstart Activity under the IE-THEME: ‘Footprints in Time – An Archaeological Expedition’ on 18 July 2022.The focus of the theme ‘Footprints in Time – An Archaeological Expedition’ has been designed for the students to help them cultivate the inclination to ask questions related to how one finds out about the past life of humans and how knowing about the past can help understand our present times better. Jumpstart Activities: Grades 1 to 10 conducted different activities- Build/Draw a pyramid, Design a Coin, Cave Painting, Monuments I visited, Scattogiries.
Integrated English Culminating Event 'Human Rights - Courage Conquers' - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted the IE-Culminating Event-THEME: Human Rights– #Courage Conquers on 16 July 2022. Students of Grades 1 to 8 shared information on different Human Rights Activists. Information was collected and presented in the form of charts which were displayed and explained.
Inter House Skit Competition - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted the IE-Inter-house competition on 24/06/2022 on the theme ‘Change makers-Right or wrong?’ Under the theme ‘Human Rights’, the students got an opportunity to create awareness about an important ‘Human Rights’ cause, and create campaigns with the assistance of multiple media platforms such as radio, newspaper, television etc. By collaborating with each other, each team found constructive solutions for various ‘Human Rights’ problems faced by the common man. Students gave an amazing performance bringing to light the various ‘Human Rights’ which are violated by society and how they can be overcome.
International Yoga Day - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore observed June 21st "International Yoga Day" with the Theme - “Yoga for Humanity”. Solo and Inter House Group Yoga Competitions were conducted for students. Students were grouped into 3 batches- Grade 1 and 2, Grade 3 to 5 and Grade 6 to 10. Enthusiastic participation and perfect poses by the students was an encouraging sight which brought home the message that children are taking yoga seriously.
Chess Competition - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted Inter House Chess Competition for students in three categories Category: A - Grade I and II, Category: B - Grade III and V and Category: C – Grade VI -X.
Plantation Drive - 2022
Podar International School, #Mangalore took up the initiative of a Tree Plantation Drive to inculcate the habit of planting trees among children. Students planted tree saplings and promised to nurture these plants. They willingly participated in the drive to reduce environmental issues.
Express yourself 'Theme - Changemakers' - 2022
Podar International School, #Mangalore conducted the Express Yourself Activity under the IE Theme: Change-makers, on 13th June 2022. Different activities for each class were done with the aim to make students aware and give Creative Expression to their views Activities included Me & My Responsibilities, – Collaborative Activity - ‘A Perfect World’, ‘Picture Talk – What does it mean to us?’ short talks on Champions of Social Justice
Student Elections 2022-2023
Students Visit to Mangalore International Airport - 2022
Students of Grade 9 and 10 of Podar International School #Mangalore, visited Mangalore International Airport on the 8th of June 2022 as a part of the Special Aviation awareness Programme 2022. The goal of the Programme was to engage the students and enhance their aviation awareness. Students were given many on hand experiences like handling pressurized charged hose, fire and safety vehicle, fire extinguishers etc.
World Environment Day Celebration - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore, to celebrate World Environment Day, had a ‘No-Bag day’- A day without school bags or books, on 03rd June 2022. Students were engaged in activities like Gardening, Nature hike, Land Excavation, an extempore competition and an Inter-house soft board competition. Both the competitions pertained to the main theme Nature and Our environment. Students brought saplings for planting, and enjoyed the hands-on experience and break from regular school work. They even suggested having similar activities more often.
15 Book Campaign - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore inaugurated the 15-book-Campaign on 2nd June, 2022. It is an initiative to encourage students to read a wide variety of books by the end of February 2023. Students need to give a review of the books read and are felicitated at the end of the Campaign.
IIMUN Orientation - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore organised an M.U.N orientation on the 1st of June. IIMUN is the world’s largest youth run organisation which believes in empowering students with their voice. The orientation was conducted to motivate the students to participate in the upcoming IIMUN to be held at St. Mary’s English Medium School, Udupi from 22nd to 24th July and also to enlighten them about the MUN model. Mr. Swapnil was the resource person from Mumbai for the orientation.
World No Tobacco Day - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore, celebrated ‘World No Tobacco Day’ on 31st May 2022 -Theme – “Protect the environment". To create awareness against tobacco and how it is a threat to Environment , the following competitions were held for students: Placard Making Competition: for grade 1 to 5 and a Poster making Competition for Grade 6 to 10. Students conveyed a valuable message through their art forms.
IE Jumpstart Activity 'Theme - Changemakers' - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore, conducted the Jumpsart Activity on the first IE Theme: Changemakers, on 26 May, 2022. Different activities for each class were done with the aim to surprise the students, evoke their imagination and engage them in the upcoming theme from the start. Activities included: Human Right Quilt (Grades 1- 4), Make a World we Wish Dove (Grades 6-8). The activities helped Students got an insight into what human rights are
Welcome to New Academic Year 2022-23
"Best wishes for the new session! Here's to Learning, making friends and having fun!" Podar International School, #Mangalore welcomed the students to the new journey towards new academic year 2022-23. Special assembly was organized by the teachers with the great motivational guidance by the principal Mr. Girish Kumar.
International Women’s Day Celebration - 2022

Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated International Women’s Day on 08th March 2022. Every year, March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day around the globe. For 2022, the UN given theme is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, which aims to recognise women who are working to build a more sustainable future.

The guest speaker was Prof. Dr.Chandini Sreekumar, (Sreenivasa Institute of Dental Sciences). The Principal, Mr. Girish Kumar and the Chief Guest in their address stressed on the need to create a world where equality prevails in all fields.

Skits, dances and speeches were presented by students and staff on the theme, “A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A World that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A World where difference is valued and celebrated.”

Grade 2 Class activity - 2022
Fire Mock Drill - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted a mock fire drill on 05th March 2022. As soon as the fire bell was heard, teachers and students immediately got to their feet and as previously instructed, made their way towards the assembly point on the ground floor. Teachers and fire wardens ensured that no student was left behind. Live demonstrations were given on the ways fires can occur. Different Methods to put off fires were also demonstrated. Students from different grades were given the opportunity to have first-hand experience on putting out live fires. Students were also informed on the safety precautions to keep in mind during similar situations. The entire drill was a necessary and enriching experience.
Cultural Fest - 2022

Podar International School, Mangalore, presented a colourful cultural fest on the school premises on 25th February 2022.

The Area Corporate of Bangra kuloor, Mr. Kiran Kumar was the chief guest for the day accompanied by a special guest Mr. Umesh (Businessman).

The program started with the felicitation of the chief guest, and lighting of the lamp. Students who brought laurels to our school were felicitated.

The chief guest, in his address, stated that co-curricular activities are as important as academics and this cultural fest has given students a great opportunity to join friends and participate in the dances and songs after being locked up at home for almost two years due to the pandemic.

The grand event began with a welcome song followed by foot-tapping dances, songs, and skits presented by the students. Everyone sat glued to the show. Parents watched the programme online.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks and singing of the national anthem. Children enjoyed the wonderful opportunity they got to display their talents.

Vaccination Drive - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore organized Covid Vaccination Drive for the students above 15 years. Here are the few glimpse of the activity.
IE Culminating Event 'Uttarakhand - Exhibition Report' - 2022

Podar International School, Mangalore, celebrated the theme Created as per the CBSE Art Integrated Project - Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat.

The programme intends to strengthen the bond between the people of Uttarakhand and Karnataka. To understand their language, culture, dances, dresses, food, lifestyle and other aspects of social life, the students presented a glimpse of Uttarakhand through an exhibition on 24/02/2022. Students of grade 4 and 5 presented graceful traditional dances of Uttarakhand. Research on various aspects of Uttarakhand was done and information collected by students of all grades. Students were dressed in the traditional vibrant colours of the state and the whole campus was transformed into a mini Uttarakhand. The whole exercise was a fun and innovative way to get an exposure to one of our many sister states

Posters and models displayed revealed that truly a lot of learning had taken place.

Students participated enthusiastically and expressed their views on the given topics.

Motivational Session on Career Counselling - 2022

Podar International School, Mangalore conducted a Career counselling session on 14th February 2022 for students of grades 6 to 9. The resource person invited was Ms. Sandhya Kalyanpur, Manager at Cognizant Mangalore.

Students got a glimpse of the different possibilities in career choices open to them. Students were informed of the basic subject combinations one needs to choose while opting for some of the common career choices like engineers, doctors and lawyers. For students, who had not yet decided their career choice, they were advised to think and understand themselves, their personality, background, abilities and interests and subsequently make choices in choosing a career.

It was a very interesting and interactive session where students were found to be intrigued by the topic.

Classroom Activity 'Grade 1' - 2022
Grade 1 students of Podar International School, Mangalore demonstrated their understanding about the multiplication and tables using Paper Ice Candy craft, prepared their own clocks using Cardboards and colour papers and learnt to set the time and a Handmade weighing scale and learnt to compare the weight of two objects and identify the heavier and lighter object. Few glimpse of their class work activities.
Interschool Quiz Competition - 2022

Podar International School, Mangalore conducted an ‘All Karnataka Podar Inter- School Invitational Online General Awareness Quiz 2022, the theme of which was 73rd REPUBLIC DAY, for students of Grades 6 to 10.

With the aim to explore and create young quizzing minds, to improve and expand one’s knowledge on what is going on in and around the world, the quiz questions ranged from varied topics like Current Affairs, Books/Authors, Capitals of countries.

The Competition was conducted in 2 stages: Preliminary Round and the Final Round. The Preliminary Round was held on 4-2-2022 and the Final Round on 05-02-2022. A total of 15 Podar schools participated. The 4 teams which went onto the finals are: PIS Belagavi, PIS Magadi, PIS Bengaluru (ICSE) and PIS Shivamogga 1.

The first position was bagged by PIS Shivamogga 1, followed by PIS Belagavi, PIS Bengaluru (ICSE) and PIS Magadi respectively.

Along with being an informative and enriching competition for the participants, the Quiz was unique in itself as it was held on a virtual platform.

The winners were awarded prizes and certificates.

Club Activities - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted weekly activities in different clubs today on 11th February 2022, where Art4All club had created Cotton Rabbits, Gourmet club had prepared Apple Smoothie & Peanut Salad and Happy Me Club had Routine Exercises, Balancing of ball as a team and High Plank for the students. Few glimpse of students participating in respective club activities.
Art 4 All Club - 2022
Green Wizard Club Activities - 2022
Republic Day Competitions - 2022
To mark the occasion of Republic Day, various competitions were held for students which included; Tri Colour Book mark making, Poster making competition, Cartoon picture making on the Topic: India Republic. Essay Writing Competitions were held on different topics like Topic: Why do we celebrate Republic day? Role of B.R. Ambedkar in the adoption of the Constitution, The achievements of our country since Independence.
Republic Day Celebration - 2022
Podar International School, Mangalore, celebrated the 73rd Republic Day on 26th January 2022. The national flag was hoisted, followed by the Principal's address, a patriotic song and singing of the national anthem. The program was attended by the students virtually. Students and parents joined the virtual celebrations in keeping with the patriotic spirit.
The After School Club Inauguration - 2021
Christmas & New Year Celebration - 2021
“Out with the old, in with the new! Sending you our best wishes for better days ahead in 2022!” Podar International School, Mangalore celebrated Christmas & New Year on 23rd Dec 2021, students had decorated their respective classrooms with lot of creative poster and fun filled activities were conducted. All students enjoyed and participated with enthusiasm.
Quiz Competition - 2021
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted a Quiz competition on 06th December 2021, with the purpose to develop interest in subjects like -Science, Mathematics and Computer. This helped to build student’s soft skills, promote group harmony and to think from different angles or simply ‘to think out of the box’.
Fit India Week 'Day 5 - Fitness Walk & Fitness Pledge' - 2021
As India is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), 3rd edition of Fit India School Week is dedicated to commemoration of AKAM in schools highlighting importance of fitness in today’s time. On the occasion of the culmination of the Fit India School Week 2021, the entire school took part in a ‘Fitness walk’ immediately after the morning assembly. Later the sports captain led the school in taking the ‘Pledge of fitness’ with self-assertion to lead a new, fit and healthy life ahead. All the participants will be awarded an E-Certificate from the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Fit India Week 'Day 4 - Session on Aerobics & Zumba' - 2021
Podar International School, Mangalore conducted Aerobics & Zumba sessions for students in 02 groups: Grade I to IV and V to IX. Students enjoyed a highly charged Aerobics and Zumba session. They moved in rhythm with the music played and with full enthusiasm. Few glimpse of the fun and excitements of students in the sessions.
Fit India Week 'Day 3 - Session on Importance of Eat Right or Santulit Aahar' - 2021
A session on the importance of “Eat Right/ Santulit Aahar” was conducted for the students. A short skit by the young students was also presented on the theme. Students were encouraged to bring healthy snacks.
Fit India Week 'Day 2 - Poem, Essay Writing & Poster Making' - 2021

Podar International School, Mangalore conducted the following competitions on account of FIT India School Week Programme - 2021.

Grade 1 & 2 - Poem writing on the theme "My fitness mantra on AKAM (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav)"

Grade 3 to 5 - Essay writing on the theme "My fitness mantra on AKAM (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav)"

Grade 6 to 9 - Poster making on the theme "Freedom from sedentary lifestyle"

Fit India Week 'Day 1 - Yoga & Meditation' - 2021

Podar International School, Mangalore on the occasion of FIT INDIA SCHOOL WEEK PROGRAMME- 2021, will be organizing Fit India School week from 29/11/2021 to 04/12/2021.

Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with Department of School Education and Literacy, M/o Education started Fit India School Week soon after the inception of Fit India Movement in 2019 with an aim to integrate fitness as an essential part of school education where physical fitness is taught and practiced. Fit India School Week is being considered as a flagship program of Fit India Mission.

Day 1- 29/11/2021: The following programs were conducted - Yoga and Meditation for students in 2 batches, Grade I to V and another for Grades VI to IX. It is planned to inculcate the habit of fitness in students after the pandemic and lockdown.

Kanakadasa Jayanti 'Kannada Competitions' - 2021
On the occasion of Karnataka Rajyotsava & Kankadas Jayanti, Podar International School, Mangalore dedicated the November month to Kannada language and different Competitions in Kannada like Debate, speech and quiz were held for students of Grades 1 to 9. Students, especially the juniors from grades 1 to 5 left the audience awe-struck with their amazing speech delivery which was immensely enjoyed by all.
SOF Achievers - 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BRIILIANT ACHIEVERS!!!

Podar International School, Mangalore would like to congratulate all the participants and our Achievers: Mstr. Vihaan Karanth from Grade 3 and Mstr. Advaith Joshi from Grade 7 on achieving School level Rank I in SOF International Mathematics Olympiad.

And Mstr. Advaith Joshi from Grade 7, Ms. Parinita from Grade 3, Mstr. Ridhith Bhandary from Grade 2 and Ms. Aadhya Garg from Grade 4 on achieving School Level Rank I in SOF International Science Olympiad.

A well-deserved success!!

Mental Health Activity - 2021