School Events at Ratnagiri

Parivartan Drive 'Walkathon' - 2023

The students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in a walkathon on Saturday, 25 Feb 2023 to create social awareness about the detrimental impact of fast fashion on the environment and promote eco-friendly and sustainable fashion. This walkathon was a part of Parivartan Drive, an initiative taken by Podar Education Network which promotes sustainable lifestyle. The students from grade V to IX walked from Shivaji Stadium to the Sansare Garden. They shouted slogans and carried placards and posters with facts written on them. Truly these efforts taken by the Podarites will force people to think before buying the clothes.

Thematic Unit : Our Solar System- ‘Little Astronauts’ - 2023

Grade II (Culminating event) - 2023. The students of Grade II of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had celebrated the culminating event ‘Little Astronauts’ for THEMATIC UNIT "Our Solar system" on 24 February 2023. This event was in the school premises which focused on all about the unit "Solar system" that they have learned during the course of the Thematic Unit. The students were dressed as astronauts and spoke about the different planets of the solar system. They performed a dance on "where is the sun". Their classes were decorated with different activities and charts related to the solar system. This event was truly a great learning experience about the Solar System.

Thematic Culminating Event 'Jungle Beats - Grade 1' - 2023

The Thematic Unit: FUN WITH PLANTS AND ANIMALS was concluded with the culminating event ‘Jungle Beats’ organized by the Grade I students and staff members of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on 25 Feb 2023. This event showcased all that the students have learned during the course of the Thematic Unit. The event started with ‘The Jungle Parade’. They wore costumes to display the different kinds of plants and animals learned during the thematic unit. All students participated in the parade by walking and dancing to the music. The dance moves of the students as plants and animals mesmerized the parents. This jungle safari cheered the mood of students, parents and teachers.

A visit by Air Force team - 2023

A team from Indian Air Force visited Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on 20 Feb 2023. Squadron Leader Devashish Aiyer and Flight Lieutenant Daya Agarwal interacted with the students from Grade VI to IX. They informed them about the role of IAF, achievements of IAF, different types of aircrafts, selection procedure, and qualification required to join IAF etc. Students asked number of queries and replied to the questions imposed by them. The students were excited to meet the heroes of the country and expressed their keen interest to serve the nation.

Inauguration of Innovation Lab - 2023

An Innovation Lab was inaugurated at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on Friday, 17 Feb 2023. Dr. Kaushal Prasad, Principal of Finolex Academy of Management and Technology, Ratnagiri inaugurated the lab and motivated students to innovate more. This lab will provide ample of opportunities to students to learn STEM skills. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. All these subjects are taught in such a way that students learn to apply the concept in real-time situations. Thus, it promotes cross-disciplinary education and skill development and lays the ground for students’ successful careers.

Special Assembly 'Theme - Pleat by Pleat: Traversing the World of Sustainable Fabrics’ - 2023

Assembly: Heroes who are Reviving India’s Heritage Textiles. The last theme of this academic year ‘Pleat by Pleat: Traversing the World of Sustainable Fabrics’ has been designed give our students an opportunity to explore the world of fabrics which would help them to understand the process of turning fibre into fabrics, different types of fabrics they see around, how the textile industry runs, and so on. A special assembly has been organized by the students of Aqua House to be acquainted with the contribution of heroes who revived India’s heritage textile. The students presented a talk show where they interacted with one such hero Suraiya Hasan Bose who was textile conservator, designer and manufacturer. She had trained thousands of people in heritage fabric designing. Her sprawling handloom unit is a living testimony to how rare arts and crafts and fabric designs can be revived if one has the will to do so.

One day trip to Wayangani beach, Ratnagiri - 2023

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri has come up with the tradition to felicitate the best class of the month by awarding them with rewards. Grade VIII Carver has been selected the class of the month of November and is rewarded with a day trip to Wayangani beach in Ratnagiri. On 11 February 2023, students enjoyed the day with various activities like playing various games and a tiffin party. They also helped a social cause by cleaning the beach. This trip motivated them to be the better version of themselves to win the next month's best class award.

Farewell - Class X 2022-23

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri bid farewell to the students of class X, batch of 2022-23 on 11 Feb 2023. The students arrived with mixed emotions of joy, excitement and sorrow. They shared their journey in school with the feelings of gratitude. The surrounding was resonated with the melodious song by the teachers. A symbol of memory, class photograph was presented to the outgoing students. The Principal, coordinator and class teacher motivated the students to perform well and secure a bright future. It was a day filled with emotions and gratitude.

Jumpstart Event 'Concept Quest' - 2023

Students of Grade II of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had participated in Jumpstart activity ‘Solar system’ on 7 Feb 2023 with great energy and enthusiasm.

The Jumpstart event is an activity carried out at the start of the Thematic Unit to immerse the students in the theme without directly telling them what it is all about. The Jumpstart is designed to hook the students, capture their imagination and generate curiosity about the upcoming Thematic Unit.

For the Jumpstart activity in this unit, the students watched a video based on Outer Space.

The concept Quest was conducted where the class was divided into groups of 4-5 students, and the teacher provided them with worksheets of space drawing and chart paper.

A Concept Quest provided the students with an opportunity to record everything they already know about the Thematic Unit. It empowered learners to realise that they already know many things and provided a base which can be used throughout the unit to make connections.

As part of the concept quest students decorated posters based on the theme of the Solar System and written questions that they have on the topic.

Republic Day Celebration - 2023

The 74th Republic Day of sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic India was celebrated at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. This day is celebrated to honour the commencement of the longest constitution of the largest democracy in the World.

Mr. Dilip Jamkhedkar (Retd. District Judge) graced the occasion as Chief Guest who unfurled the National Flag, the symbol of our pride. The feel of patriotism was experienced with the melodious flag song and patriotic songs. The students presented the play “Inspiring Indian Heroes”. They enacted 4 inspiring Indians who have gone against all odds to inspire thousands of lives but are hardly talked about. The dance performance by the students mesmerized the audience.

This celebration has helped the students to invoke the patriotic spirit and encouraged them to be loyal and respectful towards our nation.

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