School Events at Powai

Inter-school Science Competition 'Scienamite' 2021

<>Podar International School #Powai, CAIE participated in Inter-school Science Competition- Scienamite 2021, organised by G.D.Goenka World School and secured 2 nd Position in E-Poster competition. Our Grade 8 students AgneyaHuddar and Dev Balchandani showcased their E-Poster Presentation on Topic “SPACE JUNK – THE FLIP SIDE OF THE RACE TO SPACE” for the theme “The race of humans where? To space for? Business, exploration or junk?

The students displayed their posters and explained the importance of cleaning up the space junk using recent technological advances. The presentation was well appreciated by all judges and earned great accolades.

Congratulations to all our Winners!!!

E-Newsletter 'The Bulletin' - 2021

Podar International School CAIE, #Powai encourages students to participate in co-curricular activities which impart social skills, intellectual skills, moral values, personality progress and build a positive character in the students besides mere academics. As a part of the STEAM PROJECT, the students of Grade 10A took an initiative and came up with an E- Newsletter called “THE BULLETIN” wherein they invited short articles or essays in a word format on the following topics such as Wellness/sports, Interesting facts (Subject related), Kindness/Art Corner, Current affairs/general news (India), current affairs/general news (worldwide) Entertainment (funny story, jokes, puzzles, latest movies/shows).

Students of Grade 8 also contributed to the newsletter by sending the articles on Forensic science, Digital technology, digital art and current affairs. The newsletter was edited and published by Grade 10 A students Ridhima and Tanishka. The newsletter was informative, educational, and an amusing read for all the students.

This newsletter activity provided an exciting opportunity for students to to write their thoughts and share their ideas and views regarding different subjects including forensics, cyber safety, and different types of art, and so much more!

Visit to Kidzania - 2020

Sports Day Celebration 2019-2020

Podar International School #Powai CAIE conducted Sports Day on 1 February 2020, Students displayed their team spirit, energy, and discipline on this extra ordinary day: ‘The Sports Day’. This was the school s’ sixth annual Sports Day.

The students welcomed the Guest of Honour Vaibhav Gulati , with a military precision and well synchronised march past. The student’s council under the oath of displaying the true sportsmanship marked the opening of the 6th Annual Sports Day.

This was a unique Sports Day as Podar International School, Cambridge, Powai , decided to do away with the custom of releasing balloons as releasing balloon is tantamount to littering. Instead, Principal, Mrs Suchita Malakar freed a pigeon which symbolises peace and harmony.

“Studying and appearing for the exams is a part of schooling however students need to be prepared for the outside world and hence Sports play a very important role in their life,” quoted a parent from the audience.

Our Principal, Mrs Suchita Malakar also encouraged the students to take sports seriously. She also mentioned in her speech the importance of playing in a child’s life. “Sports of course have its benefits of building a good character however in early years it is quintessential for developing the gross motor skills of the young children. Sports contributes a lot towards physical development simultaneously it develops the correct mental ability in a child and that is exactly what we at Podar focus on.”

Podar Interschool 3D Printing Exhibition - 2020

Podar International School Powai 3D printing is one of the most interesting and happening technology which integrates and enhances subject learning and also add on a skill of the future which will lead the next technological revolution.

To prepare the future generation for this revolutionary technology, Podar International school ICSE/ISC Nerul conducted 3D Printing Exhibition on 6 January 2020 to display student’s creativity of grade 5,6 & 7.

Grade 5 students created “Gignetia Parcum” an expansive heritage preserving and displaying species that are extinct and endangered.

Grade 6 students created a replica of “Sindhudurg fort” in Maharashtra, also known as A floating giant!

Grade 7 students attempted to create a miniature replica of the botanical garden named as “Octo - van”- a floating garden.

“We are happy to announce that we bagged 1st position in all the three categories.”

Virtual Trans disciplinary Event - 2020

“Every child should have a chance to feel special and should be given the opportunity to exhibit their talents.”

Podar International School, Cambridge, Powai organized Virtual Trans-disciplinary Event with an interesting theme, ‘Concoction of Nature and Fiesta’. Our learners performed a role play activity on the story ‘Trans Adventure of Chota Bheem and Chutki.’ They acted as different characters and made connections by integrating different subjects like Science, Math, Art and Craft, Global Perspectives, Literature, Technology, Languages and Mindfulness Education.

Our young actors showcased wonderful performances which made learning more interesting, meaningful and ultimately could connect the classroom learning with the outside world. Our Young Groovers burnt the dance floor with a scintillating dance performance and made the event memorable. Finally, we had few students give out a heartfelt vote of thanks to all the teachers and parents.

International Cultural Exchange Program for grade 7 - 2020

At Podar International School, CAIE #Powai, we believe that we must find ways to engage our students globallly with authentic learning experiences that will connect them with others around the world. Keeping this in mind we organized virtual cultural exchange program for our Grade 7 students in collaboration with a school named “Collège Vieux Porte” situated in France to showcase our culture, Indian students exchanged emails, presented themselves in French to bridge the gap between them and French students An interactive quiz session was also conducted so that Indian students get an opportunity to interact with French students and understand their accent. They in return posed a few questions to our students, recited a French poem as well. Overall, it helped students of both the countries to recognize the intrinsic value that each member of our global community holds and definitely paved a way to broaden their horizon.

Christmas Celebration - 2019

Podar International School #Powai JOY OF GIVING : "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection."

A Christmas celebration is incomplete without sharing the ‘Joy’ and hence the school initiated a ‘Joy of Giving ‘drive. This drive was carried out throughout a week where students were asked to donate small amount and quantities of basic day to day necessities like: pulses, wheat flour, semolina, butter, sugar and some toiletries. Students willingly donated these items. The school arranged for a visit to St Catherine Orphan Home for students of Grade 9. “I felt happy to share the joy of Christmas with these kids but a little sad for what they are missing in their life. We cannot replace it with these material things but this is the least that we can do,” commented a student.

“The aim is to teach students to be thankful to what they have got, help the ones who don’t have it and believe in giving joy. This is to let our students realise that Christmas is not only about partying and having fun but it is about caring, loving and sharing. That is the only way we can build a harmonious future for this generation.

Transdisciplinary show 2019-2020

Podar International School, Cambridge Powai organized a transdisciplinary show, for the first to fifth graders encompassing various eras and time periods. The first graders travelled back in time through the prehistoric era of stone-age; grade 2A brilliantly represented Harappan civilization; grade 2B chose the Aryan civilisation; Grade 2 Afternoon presented the Gupta dynasty; grade 3A depicted the Mauryan Empire; grade 3B compared the advancements in inventions of the past to the present ones; Grade 3 and 4 afternoon mesmerised the audience by taking them back to the Mughal era; grade 4A espoused Buddhism; grade 4B symbolised Jainism; grade 5 hand-picked the concept of modern history.

Investiture Ceremony 2019-2020

After the entire nation participating in the elections it was time to elect the school Student Council for the academic year 2019-20 at Podar International, CAMBRIDGE Powai. On 15 June 2019, Saturday, the school adorned the students for a position of authority and responsibility.

The student council for the academic year 2019-20 was elected by the students and the teachers through a just voting system. Grade I to X participated in the elections and voted for their desired candidate. The votes were given digitally thus ensuring a fair result.

The elections of the student council aimed at educating students about their voting rights and responsibilities and to inculcate in them the values of ‘democracy’.

The elected student council were given badges and were handed over the flags of the respective houses. The Head Boy and Head Girl along with the other council members pledged to take the responsibility of the delegated position sincerely and with integrity.

It was a privilege to have Mr Steve Warburton a Cambridge expert on this occasion to give a gist of how unique Cambridge curriculum is.

Ms Suchita Malakar, Principal Cambridge , addressed the parents about the Emerging Trends in 21st Century in education. She emphasized on the importance of: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical thinking for a child in the classroom. Also the importance of creating SOLE: Self- Organized Learning Environment with a blend of Mindfulness is the need to make the global learner a global leader.

The day was eventful as the school acknowledged and complimented the star performers of the maiden IGCSE exam. The school felicitated the A* performers and conferred the certificate of appreciation. Winners of the Cambridge Upper Secondary Science were also felicitated for winning in Gold and Silver category.

The elections of the student council aimed at educating students about their voting rights and responsibilities and to inculcate in them the values of ‘democracy’.

A true leader works for a cause in the spirit of selfless service and not for applause.

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