Teacher Training - 2023
A training for teachers by COE Pune on NEP 2020 was held at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on 28 April 2023. The resource person Dr. Nikita Kothari guided the participant teachers from ten different schools. Her training covered all salient features of NEP 2020. Indeed, it was a fruitful session upgrading the teachers to get acquainted with New Education Policy.
Special Assembly 'Eid-Ul-Fitr' - 2023
The students of Terra House from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri presented special assembly on Friday, 21 April 2023 on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr. They presented a talk show providing information about Eid
Express Yourself Activity 'THEME ‘TECH-IT-UP! A World of Gadgets and Gizmos’' - 2023

Technology has evolved and is still evolving to make human living better. The theme TECH-IT-UP! – A World of Gadgets and Gizmos- is designed to highlight how, in current times, people depend heavily on technology.

The students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri expressed their views about technology in the Express Yourself Activity through various mediums on 20th April 2023.

The students of grade I and II built a Robot using different coloured play dough after visualising a story based on a set of goofy robots. The students of grade III and IV shared the conversation about the use of technology through the – ‘A TETE-A-TETE BETWEEN...’ activity. The students of grade V and VI made amazing comic strips that brought out a conversation between a Smartphone user and their smart phones. Whereas the students of grade VII and VIII debated over the topic ‘Is the use of Technology making the Human Race smarter?’

Through this activity the students portrayed the topic from a very different lens and learned to accept a diametric point of view.

Student Council Election 2023-2024
Students’ Council Election for the Academic year 2023-24 was conducted at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on Tuesday, 18 April 2023. Students filled nomination forms two weeks prior to the election. They campaigned and appealed for the votes. The students from Grade VI to X casted their votes to choose the candidate of their choice. The principal and teachers too casted their votes. It was a good hand on experience for students about electoral procedure.
Special Assembly 'Ambedkar Jayanti' - 2023
The students of Ignis House of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized the special assembly to celebrate Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's birth anniversary. He was and Indian jurist, economist, social reformer and political leader who headed the committee, drafting the Constitution of India. Assembly started with the prayer along with the pledge, thought, word of the day and news headlines. The students performed small act showing importance of constitution for every indian. The principal addressed the students focusing on Dr. Ambedkar's contribution and encouraged them to focus on education. The assembly ended with the State song and National anthem.
Jumpstart Event 'Thematic Unit : Marvellous Me' - 2023
The students of Grade I of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in the Jumpstart activity - ‘Circle Time’ for the Thematic Unit ‘Marvellous Me’ on 12 April 2023. They answered the question about themselves. In this thematic unit, the concept quest had to take the form of a Mind Map activity where the students work individually to create a mindmap of all the different things that make them Marvellous and unique like people, places,things, qualities, etc.
Jumpstart Event 'THEME ‘TECH-IT-UP! A World of Gadgets and Gizmos’' - 2023

Technology has evolved and is still evolving to make human living better. The theme TECH-IT-UP! – A World of Gadgets and Gizmos- is designed to highlight how, in current times, people depend heavily on technology.

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri has commenced this 1st theme of the year with the Jumpstart event. This module will allow the students to think more deeply about the technology they use and would want to use.

The 1st day of the new academic year i.e. 6th April 2023 started with the Robotic Dance activity for all the students during assembly. The energy of students during this activity was notable.

The students of grades 4 to 8 participated in the Jumpstart activity on the same day whereas the students of grades 1 to 3 performed it on 10th April 2023. Match the Gadget, My Favourite Gadget, If I Had a Robot, and Future Inventions were the themes of grades 1 to 8 respectively. The students shared their views about technology and showed their eagerness for the rest of the events under the theme.

Assembly New Beginnings 2023-2024
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri welcomed the students of Grade IV to X on 6 April 2023 and Garde I to III on 10 April 2023 with zeal and enthusiasm. The Aqua House organized the special assembly on theme “New Beginnings”. The students shared their memories with their fellow students. The Principal addressed the assembly and greeted for new beginning.
Annual Day Celebration 'Malgudi Days' 2022-2023

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated Annual Function on 3 Feb 2023 for Grades V to X on Theme “Malgudi Days”.

Malgudi Days is a story series created by great and inspiring artist late R.K Narayan. He was one of the finest Indian authors whose writing exuded great simplicity, elegance and humour. He brought into focus the many ironies and the everyday magic of personal relationships in his stories. He created the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi, interspersed with such riveting characters, characters that would stay afresh in your mind for possibly days to come. A lot of people, even today, would testify that “Malgudi Days” is a tribute to childhood, nostalgia, innocence and all such wonderful things. Through this play, we pay a humble tribute to the accomplished writer and his most charming work - The Malgudi Days – the story of Swami and his friends…This play is adapted from a few of Narayan’s stories, and we have taken the creative liberty to tweak it a little, but rest assured that the essence has stayed intact and the author’s charm has been retained.

The students presented dances during the drama matching the central keynote. It was a power packed energetic performance.

Annual Day Celebration 'Krishna Kathayein' 2022-2023
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated Annual Function on 4 Feb 2023 for Grades I to IV on Theme “Krishna Kathayein”. Lord Krishna is one of our favourite mythological characters. He was born in Mathura, raised in Gokul and Vrindavan, and settled in Dwarka. We have learnt a lot from his life stories; he is a child to many, a role model to some, and a teacher to many of us and has taught how one should lead her/his life. He was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Krishna Kathayein is to know about Krishna; his birth, growing up, his playfulness, and spreading happiness and cheerfulness everywhere in Gokul. The students depicted the same through their sparkling performances in dance and drama.
National Science Day Celebration - 2023

The National Science Day was celebrated on 28 Feb 2023 at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri. The students from grade I to IX presented their models on various topics.

The objectives of this programme was that the entire event provided a platform to the students to prove their talents, bring out their creativity , face challenges and overcome their weakness. Our principal has emphasized our role in widely spreading the significance of scientific applications in our daily life . Our staff members shared their knowledge with the students. Student's participated with enthusiasm at the science fair.The science day was successful and we believed that our objective was achieved.

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

The students from grade I to IX of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri exhibited their Science models for students to mark the day. They prepared working models on various topics under the theme Mysteries of Science.

Marathi Rajbhasha Gaurav Din - 2023

Parivartan Drive 'Eco warriors - A Sustainable you and I' - 2023

The students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in PARIVARTAN DRIVE 2022 -23’ – ‘Ecowarriors’ - A Sustainable You and I’ on Saturday, 25 Feb 2023. : The school organized a special drive on creating awareness about fast fashion, the need to adopt sustainable clothing and to talk about the importance of recycling clothes to reduce waste and to save the environment.

They also came up with a few DIY ideas for reusing their old clothes. They prepared various artistic materials and contributed to their respective house stall for house-wise competition. Ms. Zaiba Shaikh, a local artist famous for her creativity and artistic talent judged the competition.

The students also created the awareness through street play, Eco-fashion show, the songs and poems of nature and weavers, the class displays focusing on the natural fibers and asked the people to support the cause and take a pledge.

The puppet show by Podar Prep also emphasized on sustainable environment. The principal Mr. Rakesh Chavan addressed the audience and appealed the people to adopt eco-friendly fashion to conserve the environment for future generation. The programme culminated with cheerful dance moves of zumba.

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.

Field Visit Grade II - 2023
The students of Grade I and II from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had visited Vetoshi Shivar Agro Tourism situated in the Vetoshi village in the Ratnagiri district on Thursday 12 January 2023. The students got an opportunity to see vegetable farming, poultry farming, artificial fish pond, goat farming and vermicompost farming. The students interacted freely with the owners. It was an interactive, fun filled and informative field visit.
Thematic Unit 'Weather Watchers' - 2023

The Thematic Unit, “Whatever the Weather” is concluded with the culminating event ‘Weather Watchers’ organized by the students of Grade I of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on 7 Jan 2023.

This event showcased all that the students have learned during the course of the Thematic Unit. As part of the culminating event students presented Seasonal clothes fashion show. Worksheets that the students completed during the week and weather activities were displayed.

Students presented the dance on a Weather song that they had practiced during the music period of the Thematic Week.

Parents enjoyed the event by appreciating efforts of students and teachers. The enthusiasm and cheerful mien was seen throughout the event.

Eye Checkup Camp - 2023
“The Eye is the jewel of the body.” Healthy eyesight is vital for well-being and essential to retain independence and quality of life. Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized an Eye Checkup Camp for the students, staff and parents on 7 Jan 2023 with the support of Lions Club, Ratnagiri. Dr. Kishore Suryavanshi and his team held the eye checkup and suggested their valuable guidance.
Fire Drill - 2023

Fire can cause large scale damage to any premises within a small time. This makes it critical for schools and other academic environments where there are combustible materials, fire hazards, and a lot of vulnerable kids who don’t know what to do in the event of a fire. Hence Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized a fire drill on Friday, 6 Jan 2023. The students and staff gathered at the assigned assembly point at the sound of a fire alarm. The support staff helped to evacuate the building quickly. Mr. Yashwant Nalawade, fire officer at Ratnagiri District, MIDC Fire station briefed the students and staff about how to respond during the emergency situation. The students used the fire extinguishers to put off the fire.

Jumpstart 'Pleat by Pleat' - 2023
The last theme of this academic year ‘Pleat by Pleat: Traversing the World of Sustainable Fabrics’ has been introduced to the students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri through a Jumpstart Event. This theme has been designed to help the students inquire into the world of fabrics by asking questions about the process of turning fibre into fabrics, different types of fabrics they see around, how the textile industry runs, and so on The student created the quilt using different designs and joined them together to form their own quilt. These activities were performed to build interest among the students about the upcoming theme, ‘Pleat by Pleat: Traversing the World of Sustainable Fabrics’ and also to create opportunities for the students to develop curiosity about the fabrics around them and also to dip into the history of different kinds of fabrics, sustainable fashion and so on.
Christmas Celebration - 2022
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated Christmas in a befitting manner. The children sang the Christmas Carol and narrated the significance of the day. They danced their hearts out at the arrival of Santa Claus. Not just dance, but the gifts by Santa Claus brought smiles to their faces. They relished the cake and cherished the memories of the day.
Fashion Fiesta - 2022
The students of Grade II of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had celebrated the culminating event “Fashion Fiesta” for THEMATIC UNIT "Clothes" on 14 December 2022. This event was organized by the students and teacher of Grade II in the school premises which focused on all about "clothes" that they have learned during the course of the Thematic Unit. The students were dressed in clothes appropriate for winter, summer and monsoon seasons. They also wore celebratory clothes, clothes worn in the past, clothes which help us to look smart, community helper clothes, different fabric clothes etc. They spoke about the relevance of clothing worn by them. The girls performed a dance on "where are the clothes". It was truly a fun filled exciting event.
Wonder with Maths - 2022
To enhance analytical and thinking skills of students, the department of Mathematics of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized competitions titled ‘Fun with Math’ and ‘Wonder with Math’ for the students of grade I to VIII. In these competitions students gained enough confidence to solve mathematical problems quickly and efficiently.
Annual Sports Meet 2022-2023

The most awaited Annual Sports Meet “Spirit 2022” was held at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on Saturday, 3 December 2022. Commandant Lalit Budakoti from Indian Coast Guard and Ms. Isha Pawar an International archery player graced the occasion as chief guest.

The programme began with the hoisting of the school flag followed by the lighting of the torch to mark the expression of sportsmanship. A well synchronized March Past by Four Houses contingents rendered the spectators awestruck. The audience next witnessed various displays and drills by the students. The finals of inter house cricket matches of girls and boys were worthy of praise. This entailed the Prize Distribution Ceremony, where the Chief Guest along with the Principal, gave away medals to the Sports event winners.

The closing ceremony took place with the de hoisting of school flag and vote of thanks which was delivered by the Sports Captains.

Competitions by the English department - 2022

Recently the English department of podar international school, has organised spell bee competition for grade I to V ,essay competition for grade Vl - Vll and debate competition for grade Vlll-X.

Through these competitions students were exposed to new vocabulary, innovative and creative writing practices as well as they learned to express their views and take a stand. Experienced and influential judges assessed the students and guided them for their future. Enthusiasm was seen among the students.

Recently on 28th and29th November 2022 the English department of podar international school, has organised spell bee competition for grade I to V ,essay competition for grade Vl - Vll and debate competition for grade Vlll-X.

Through these competitions students were exposed to new vocabulary , innovative and creative writing practices as well as they learned to express their views and take a stand. Experienced and influential judges assessed the students and guided them for their future . Enthusiasm was seen among the students.

Special Assembly 'Harivanshrai Bachchan's Birth Anniversary' - 2022
A special assembly was held by the students of Ignis House to commemorate the birth anniversary of Harivanshrai Bachchan, a distinguished Hindi poet and the writer who was born on 27 November 1909 in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh as part of the ongoing theme ‘Kaleidoscope – Gazing at the Magical Prism of Poetry.’ The students presented a skit depicting the poet who expressed his journey of life. The students also recited his favourite poems. This assembly helped the students to understand the contribution of Harivanshrai Bachchan to Hindi literature and be inspired to read and know more about his literary works and those of other Indian writers.
Kavishala 'A Showcase of the World of Indian Poetry' - 2022
The school-wide theme “Kaleidoscope: Gazing at the Magical Prism of Poetry!” culminated with an event – the “Kavishala – A Showcase of the World of Indian Poetry”. This festival provided the platform, for the students to showcase their learning and insight gained through the module. In the event “Kavishala”, the students presented the work of poets in different languages like English, Hindi and Marathi. They talked about the background of the poets, interpretation of their works, the kind of impact their work has had on society and so on. This Poetry festival served as an ideal opportunity to expose the students to the world of poems. It inspired the students and teachers to develop an interest in poetry. It helped the students to explore their own unique voices, and their self-expression through poetry.
Constitution Day - 2022
A week -long celebration of Constitution Day was successfully concluded by Social Science Department of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on Saturday, 26 November 2022 with 'Gratitude Rally'. The celebration started with Drawing and House wise competitions. A field visit to Local Gram Panchayat to know more about the Village administration. To mark this special occasion of Constitution Day, students wore badges and thereafter the special assembly followed by the Gratitude Rally to imbibe the importance of constitution and to spread the awareness of Fundamental Duties.
A visit to Kuwarbav Grampanchayat - 2022

The students of Grade VI from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri visited Kuwarbav Gram Panchayat on Wednesday, 23 November 2022.

The Sarpanch of Kuwarbav Gram Panchyat Ms Manjiri Padalkar, Deputy Sarpanch Mr.Sachin Kotawdekar, Secretary Mr. Arjun Nagargoje and other members of the Gram Panchayat explained the structure, functions and responsibilities of Gram Panchayat. The students asked their queries and interacted with all the members.

It was a visit planned by the Social Science department for the students to learn about village administration.

House Competition ‘The Poetry on the Spot’ - 2022

The students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in House Competition ‘The Poetry on the Spot’ under the theme ‘Kaleidoscope – Gazing at the Magical Prism of Poetry’ which aims to sow the seeds of love for the art of poetry amongst the students.

The students from Grade V to Grade VIII participated in the House Competition. The purpose of the contest was to test the artistic expression and the vocabulary of the students and to encourage the students to dive into their imagination and jot down their beautiful thoughts on a piece of paper that lead to beautiful poems.

The platform of the ‘House Competition’ provided them with opportunities to showcase their creative abilities through their writing piece.

The competition also aims to acknowledge the efforts proposed by the students in writing poems.

A visit to Aare ware beach - 2022

"The honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action." - Aristotle.

The students of grade VIII J.C.Bose from Podar International School, Ratnagiri visited Aare Ware Beach on 19 November 2022 as they were awarded as a Best class for the month of October.

They had a great time with their classmates and teachers. They have been there with a social agenda as well, where students cleaned the beach and contributed themselves in maintaining the hygiene of the surroundings.

They relished on mouth watering dishes during the tiffin party. It was a memorable day spent with fun and excitement.

Welfare Committee Meeting - 2022

Welfare committee meetings were held separately for the boys and girls of grade I to grade IV at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on 17 November 2022.

Students were guided for health, hygiene and safety in the campus. They were made aware about good touch and bad touch. A student helpline number was shared with them.

Students openly shared their thoughts with teachers. It was a fruitful session for everyone.

A ‘Cyber Safety’ session for the students of grade V to VIII was organized during the welfare committee meeting. Ms. Nisha Kelkar and Mr. Ajinkya Dhamdhere from Cyber Police Station Ratnagiri guided the students. They discussed e-safety; focusing on user's awareness of personal safety and security risks to private information and property associated with using the internet, and the self-protection from computer crime.

It was an interactive session which created awareness among the students.

Dental Checkup Camp - 2022
Our teeth have such an important role to play in our lives. They not only help us chew and digest food but also help us to talk and speak clearly and give our face its shape. Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized a Dental Check up Camp on 17 Nov 2022 which was supported by Lions Club, #Ratnagiri. Dr. Mohsin Reza and his team carried the dental check up for the students. A healthy smile can truly transform our visual appearance, the positivity of our mind-set, as well as improving the health of not only our mouth but our body too.
Field Visit 'Nagar Vachanalaya' - 2022
The students of grade III from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri visited Nagar Vachanalaya on 11 November 2022 as part of theme ‘Kaleidoscope – Gazing at the Magical Prism of Poetry’. They got to see variety of books issued from library. They were fascinated to explore such a huge collection of books. This visit has opened windows to the world of knowledge and which will inspire them to achieve milestones.
National Education Day - 2022
The students of Ventus House from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized a special assembly on 11 November 2022 on the occasion of National Education Day to mark the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, India's first Education Minister. The students evoked his exemplary contributions to the field of education and educational institutions in India. The students expressed their views on the education system in India and abroad through a short debate. The principal Mr. Rakesh Chavan illuminated the students with his motivating words about what is a real education and emphasized to be a lifelong learner.
Jumpstart Activity 'Clothes' - 2022
Students of Grade II of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had participated in Jumpstart activity ‘Clothes’ with great energy and enthusiasm. For the jumpstart activity of this unit, a clothes collection drive conducted in the classroom. Each student brought an item of clothing from home that they wish to donate to an orphanage. The goal of the activity is to get the students engaged in the core theme of the unit while providing them a common platform. The concept Quest was conducted where the class was divided into groups of 4-5 students where the students encouraged with the question such as need of cloth, what type of cloth we wear, which material used for clothes etc.
Guru Nanak Jayanti - 2022
A special assembly was held by the students of Ventus House on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on Monday, 7 November 2022. Students expressed their views on Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Sikhism and also presented ‘Pushpanjali’ through a semi classical dance. The assembly was concluded with an address by the Event Coordinator summing up with the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Field Visit 'Samarth Exotica Plant Nursery' - 2022
The students of Grade I of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri visited ‘Samarth Exotica Plant Nursery’ on Saturday, 5 Nov 2022. The students got the opportunity to see lots plants of various species. They were enthralled with the beauty of nature and also enthusiastic to explore the same. This visit helped them to build up their knowledge about plants and enhance their aesthetic sense.
National Unity Day - 2022
National Unity Day, also known as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated every year on 31st October to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. A Special Assembly was held on 31 October 2022 at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri by the students of Terra House. A skit was presented by the students to showcase unity in diversity in India where people of many religions, races, cultures and traditions live together. The assembly was addressed by the Principal Sir emphasizing the thought about Unity. This day was celebrated to make people aware of the ideas of staying together and uplifting society.
Diwali Competitions - 2022
Diwali is a festival of lights and lanterns are an integral part of decoration. The students from Grade V to VII of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in the Lantern Making Competition. The students from Grade I to IV participated in the colouring competition. Diwali celebration would remain incomplete without rangoli. The students from Grade VIII to X participated in the Rangoli Competition. The students were delighted to participate in all these competitions.
World Students Day - 2022

“You were born with wings. Don't crawl. Learn to use them to fly and fly.”

Every year World Students’ Day is celebrated on October 15 across the globe to acknowledge the efforts of former President of India and eminent aerospace scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam towards student welfare and education. Dr. Kalam is fondly remembered as "People's President", and he was known for his dedication towards promoting education.

The students of Aqua House from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri presented a special assembly on 15 October 2022. His thoughts and conversations with students were recalled. No doubt, he has inspired millions of youth through his works, achievements, books, lectures, etc. He was a simple personality that will always be remembered.

Express Yourself 'Kaleidoscope' - 2022
Blood Donation Drive - 2022
The Blood Donation Camp was organized at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on Saturday, 9 October 2022. The parents who visited the school to attend the Open House, volunteered for donation of blood. Blood donation is considered superior of all donations because it can save someone's life. Most of the lives are lost due to blood loss during surgeries, accidents, or cases where regular blood transfusion is required. These lives can be saved if an adequate amount of blood is available.
Field Visit 'Post Office' - 2022
10 October 2022 is celebrated as World Post Office Day. On this occasion the students from Grade II of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri visited the Head Post Office, Ratnagiri. The Head master of the Post Office Mr. Ram Kulkarni has given valuable information about the post office and different counters such as post ticket, railway booking, saving account, insurance, letter sorting and delivery. The students were curious to know more and asked their queries to the Head Post Master. It was a good learning experience for the students.
Dussehra Celebration - 2022

“India is known as a land of festivals and celebration, Dussehra is one of them which is unique in its perception and significance.”

The students of Ignis House from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri held a special assembly on Dussehra on 4 October 2022. Keeping the festive spirit alive, the students performed the skit and conveyed the message of victory of Lord Rama over Ravana and reinforced the message that good always triumphs over evil.

The celebration is a part of our philosophy. Children learnt values of honesty, respect, humility and obedience, which are the core of our Indian epic, Ramayana. All the students enthusiastically participated and enjoyed the celebration.

Thus the celebration not only enriched their learning but also made it memorable celebration.

Jumpstart Activity 'IE-THEME: Kaleidoscope' - 2022

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”
- Robert Frost

To develop the student’s appreciation for poems and to facilitate their reading and comprehension skills and also to enhance their analytical abilities while interpreting the poems, Podar International School, #Ratnagiri introduced the third theme of the year with Jumpstart event, ‘KALEIDOSCOPE: Gazing at the Magical Prism of Poetry.’

During this event the students were engaged with activities such as ‘Give me a Rhyme’, ‘Picture Poem’, ‘Add an Action Word’, ‘Rhyming Hunt! – Braid a Poem’.

The focus of this theme is for students to explore the literary form of ‘poetry’ through the various activities over the period of 4-5 weeks, where the students will be exposed to a variety of poems that will lead to a learning experience and a deeper understanding of the genre of poetry.

Garba Celebration - 2022

Festivals, an important part of Indian culture, are the periods of celebration. They are a tool to bring life to a state of exuberance and enthusiasm.

The students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organised The Grand Garba Night for students, parents and staff on 30 September 2022.

The celebration began by offering prayers to Goddess Durga followed by the garba and dandiya performances. Best Dancer and Best Attire were selected by the judges from students, parents and teachers. The dancers got recharged at the Food Stalls managed by the students. The Best Food Stall was also awarded.

This colourful, vibrant celebration exhibited a spirit of togetherness and made everyone forget their cultural and religious differences.

Inter School Chess Competition - 2022

Chess is quite like a brain tonic which enhances concentration, patience, and perseverance, as well as develops creativity, intuition, memory, and most importantly, the ability to process and extract information from a set of general principles, learning to make tough decisions and solving problems flexibly.

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organised District level Inter School Chess Competition on Saturday, 24 September 2022. Mr. Chaitanya Bhide and Mr. Vivek Sohani National and International arbiters supervised and managed the entire competition. The competition was held for under 9, under 12 and under 16 categories for girls and boys.

Indeed it was a brilliant opportunity for all participants to showcase their talent.

Culminating Event 'Thematic Unit - Jobs' - 2022
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had celebrated culminating event on 23 September, 2022 for THEMATIC UNIT: JOBS. This event celebrated as ‘Career Day’ was organized by the students and teacher of Grade II in the school premises. This event focused on all about new careers. Students dressed as different community helpers and working professionals that they have learned during the course of the Thematic Unit and given information about that during ramp walk on the stage. All the classes of grade II were decorated with different models and charts related to community helpers.
Culminating Event 'Thematic Week - My School' - 2022
Podar International School, Ratnagiri has organised the culminating event for the students of Grade I. The students of grade I along with the teachers celebrated THEMATIC WEEK : MY SCHOOL within the school premises. This event focused on the knowledge that the students have learned during the course of the unit. Classroom of grade I was decorated and utilized for the event. As part of the culminating event students presented models and charts of different places in the school. Worksheets that the students completed during the week were displayed on a soft board. Students presented the songs that they had practiced during the music period of the Thematic Week in their classrooms. The enthusiasm and cheerful mien was seen throughout the event.
Hindi Diwas Celebration - 2022

Teacher's Day Celebration - 2022
Inside Out Activity - 2022
The ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict is the Emotional Quotient. Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized a special feature, “Inside Out” - A Focus on the Emotional Quotient on 6th and 7th September 2022. Different activities were planned to understand that people around us also go through different feelings and emotions. . The students were introduced to the idea of ‘empathy’ to understand others by putting themselves in their situations. They learned that practicing mindful activities can help them be calm and handle their emotions better.
National Sports Day Celebration - 2022
“Sports do not build character, they reveal it.” Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated National Sports Day on Monday, 29 August 2022. to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. The school had organised an Inter-House Football Competition. The girls and boys teams from all four houses played the qualifying matches to enter the finals. Ignis House boys’ team and Terra House girls’ team were the winners. These matches truly helped the students to know the values of sports: discipline, perseverance, sportsman spirit, and teamwork.
Culminating Event 'The Sci-Hi Museum' - 2022

The theme ‘FOOTPRINTS IN TIME’ – An Archaeological Expedition was culminated in the ‘The Sci-Hi Museum’ event organized by the students and the staff members of the school within the school premises on Saturday, 27 August 2022.

This event was focused on presenting various discoveries/excavations/monuments with a scientific element in it and the History behind it. The event aimed at providing opportunities to the students to showcase their learning and a platform for sharing the experience that they have had during the course of the module.

The module ‘Footprints in Time’ aimed at helping the students learn about archaeology and examine historical facts in the most interesting ways possible. The students learnt about who archaeologists were and were encouraged to think like them.

The module allowed the students to follow the archaeological process and use tools that are usually used during excavations.

Organizing the ‘The Sci-Hi Museum’ event was a wonderful way of reaching out to the students and parents to experience some fun archaeological themed activities.

Techradiance '3D Game Designing' - 2022
The Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized the 3D game designing and VR workshop cum championship series from 25th to 27th August 2022. All students worked on making many 3D games and VR and learned to build real-time 3D projects for various industries across games, animation, automotive, architecture and more. Workshop made students understand the importance of curiosity in the life of a learner.
Field Visit to Ratnadurga Fort - 2022
The students from Grade V of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri visited the Ratnadurg Fort on Friday 26 August 2022 as part of theme Footprints in Time - An Archaeological Expedition. It was a mesmerizing experience for all the students to visit such a great historical place. This informative visit will definitely help to upgrade the students knowledge and will keep them connected to our past.
Quiz Competition - 2022
A House Competition – HISTORY’S MYSTERIES’: A HISTORICAL TRIVIA CHALLENGE FOR ALL! under the theme ‘Footprints in Time’ – An Archaeological expedition was held on Saturday, 20 August 2022 at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri. The students got an opportunity to learn about the past and examine historical facts in the most intriguing ways. The students from grade V to grade VIII participated in the quiz competition. The purpose of this quiz contest was to test the knowledge of the participants beyond academics and to encourage the students to give correct answers and share their knowledge of history. Participating as a competitor in the quiz competition gave them an exposure to the various archaeological discoveries and the other aspects of history. The competition helped the students to develop their critical thinking and confidence.
Felicitation Program - 2022
“Felicitation is inspiration to others and motivation to whom you are felicitating.” Felicitation Program was held at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri for the students of Grade X (2021-22) on the occasion of Independence Day. The students and parents were invited to attend the program. This program was held to congratulate every student for their achievement in Grade X CBSE Exam. The toppers addressed the gathering and motivated their juniors to perform well. The Principal’s speech applauded the success and inculcated the competitive spirit among the present batch.
Independence Day Celebration 'Cultural Program' - 2022

The students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri presented a cultural program on the occasion of 76th Independence Day of India.

The school choir sang “Saare Jahan Se Accha Hindustan Hamara... ” with a classical touch, mesmerized the audience. The dance moves on patriotic song were worth praising. A skit “OUR TRICOLOUR FLAG – A MASTERPIECE” was performed where a painter wishes to create a painting that will be his lifetime masterpiece. He tries to find the most beautiful thing on earth so that he can paint it and finally completes his masterpiece, the Indian tricolor flag!

The teachers addressed recalling the history of our country, the rich culture and traditions and sacrifices made to get this freedom.

Indeed it was a truly memorable Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Independence Day Celebration - 2022

76th Independence Day of India was celebrated at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on 15 August 2022 with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour. Miss Princy Sawant, the topper of Grade X (2021-22) hoisted the National Flag, a sign of pride and patriotism. The school choir exhibited the spirit of freedom and nationalism through the flag song “Jhanda uncha rahe hamara”.

The Principal Mr. Rakesh Chavan addressed the assembly and urged the youths to value freedom, sustain dignity and take India to the next higher level to keep the flag of the nation flying high as the citizens of tomorrow.

The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by the event coordinator.

Indeed, it was a day of elation, a day of love and respect for the country, instilling in the Podarites the value and reverence for the gift of freedom by the great leaders of the country.

Investiture Ceremony 2022-2023
The Investiture Ceremony of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri for the academic session 2022-23 was held on Saturday 13 August 2022. The elected leaders were conferred with badges by their parents and sashes by the Principal. The school flag was handed over to the Head Boy and Head Girl by the Principal and house flags to House Captains by the House Masters as a symbol of dignity and honour. The Principal delivered the oath and congratulated them in his address. He advised them to be role models and lead by example. The function concluded with the school song.
Special Assembly on Youngest Archaeologist of India: Arsh Ali - 2022

The Ventus House of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized the special assembly as a tribute to the youngest archaeologist in India – Arsh Ali on International Youth Day, 12 August 2022.

Arsh has worked on numerous excavation sites and is currently working on several interesting archaeological projects. He is primarily fascinated by Indian and Egyptian archaeology. Along with mastering hieroglyphs, Arsh knows 10 languages which include the basic knowledge in Arabic and Latin. He is also well-versed in 18 scripts, a few of which are extinct already.

The students of Ventus house have enacted the interview with Arsh Ali to present the first person point of view narration. The Head of Social Science department also threw light on the work of Arsh Ali to make students understand the importance of curiosity in the life of a learner. The assembly ended with the short video of Arsh Ali’s work.

World Nature Conservation Day - 2022

“Plant trees, save nature, save the world”

World Nature Conservation Day is observed on July 28 every year. The objective is to spread awareness regarding the preservation of nature and biodiversity for a healthy environment which is required for stable and prospering humankind.

The students and staff of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in Plantation Drive. The participants were excited for their action to preserve the environment for posterity and adopting sustainable practices.

Jumpstart: Thematic Unit - Jobs - 2022

In order to hook the students, and capture their imagination, Jumpstart activity was carried out at the start of the Thematic Unit- Jobs for the students of Grade II on Saturday, 23 July 2022 at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri.

The teacher started the activity by conducting a discussion with the students regarding the different jobs that they have heard of. Parents as working professionals i.e. Commandant, Banker, TTE, Doctor, Security guard, Driver, Teacher etc. were invited to talk to the students about their jobs and other career experiences.

They spoke about their job title, favourite thing about their job, their working hours and how the things they learnt during their school life helped them with their jobs today.

Students were encouraged to ask questions. They were completely immersed and wanted to know about different types of jobs.

Indeed, this activity aroused curiosity among the students about the upcoming theme.

Special Assembly 'Lokmanya Tilak Jayanti' - 2022
On 23 July 2022, the students of Aqua House from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri presented a special assembly to celebrate the 166th birth anniversary of Lokmanya Tilak. The enactment by the student revived the teachings of this freedom fighter, social thinker, philosopher and educator. The students presented the entire life sketch of this legend through role play and powerpoint presentation. Indeed it was a great tribute to the first leader who worked relentlessly to implement Swaraj in this country.
Visit to Tilak Smarak - 2022
"Swaraj is my birth right, and I shall have it!" Keshav Gangadhar Tilak, popularly known as Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born on July 23, 1856, in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. The students from Grade IV of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri visited the Tilak Memorial on the occasion of his 166 th birth anniversary. It was a magnificent experience for the students to visit his birth place and recall his teachings and struggles. The students will always cherish these memories of this great freedom fighter from their own mother land.
Express Yourself 'Footprints in Time' - 2022

Under the Theme "Footprints in Time – An Archaeological Expedition" the students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in the ‘Express Yourself’ session.

The students of Grades 1 & 2 participated in Art & Craft Activity – ‘Build a Memory Box’.

Grades 3 & 4 created clay models of different artefacts found in the treasure box through Play Dough Activity – ‘A Collection of Artefacts’, Grades 5 & 6 thought creatively and created a comic strip that brings out a conversation between a group of archaeologists who have just made a discovery in an activity Comic Strip – ‘The Eureka Moment!’ Grades 7 & 8 cultivated the ability to enquire about pre-historic times – why did the cavemen, prehistoric humans created art and what was its purpose in a Pictorial Narrative – ‘Archaeological Graffiti with Mixed Media’.

These activities were designed to express their thoughts creatively through their aesthetic skills.

Boys’ Welfare Committee and Girls’ Welfare Committee Meeting - 2022
“The welfare of our children is our main concern and their best interests are our first priority.” Podar International School, #Ratnagiri held the Boys’ Welfare Committee and Girls’ Welfare Committee Meeting on 19 July 2022. The girls and boys from Grade VI to X were addressed separately by the In charge teachers. The sessions were with regard to safety, security, discipline, decorum, health and hygiene to be maintained by the students. This committee empowers all students to sensitize the issues of great importance of this age and make school a safe, secure and happy place for learning.
Jumpstart Activity 'Footprints in time' - 2022

The students and teachers of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in Jumpstart activity with great energy and enthusiasm to introduce the upcoming theme ' Footprints in Time – An Archaeological Expedition’ on 11 July 2022.

The focus of the theme is to help students 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.

The various activities for the ‘Starting Point’ have been planned to immerse the students in the process of exploring the theme. The students from grade I and II designed a coin. The students of grade III and IV made cave paintings. The students from grade 5th and 6th wrote on ‘Monuments I visited’ and students of grade 7th and 8th drew or illustrated the things that they feel are hidden under the layers of our Earth.

These activities helped to create opportunities for the students to develop curiosity about what artefacts are and to expose them to some of the archaeological findings around the world.

PTA Meeting - 2022

Parent Teacher Association provides parents and teachers a mutual platform to work for the betterment of the school and everything that influences the physical and intellectual growth of a child.

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri held the first Executive Parents Teachers Association meeting of Academic Year 2022-23 on Saturday 9 July 2022. The meeting proceeded with election of Vice Chairperson and Joint Secretaries in democratic way. Parents were updated for the academics and upcoming events of the school. The positive suggestions were appreciated for the better outcomes and smooth functioning of school. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks.

Fire Drill - 2022
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri successfully held the Fire Drill on Friday 8 July 2022. The students, teachers and support staff evacuated the building with the sudden sound of a fire alarm and gathered in an open area. The significance of the drill was conveyed to the students. The Science teacher demonstrated the use of a fire extinguisher which was replicated by the students. With this Fire Drill, the students got acquainted with the emergency escape routes of the building and the use of fire extinguishers.
Art Exhibition - 2022
“Art is a way of recognizing oneself.” Podar International School, #Ratnagiri inaugurated its first Art and Craft Exhibition on Saturday 25 June 2022. The chief guest for the occasion was a well known artist Prof. Prakash Rajshirke who inaugurated the exhibition. Dr. Pratyush Chowdhary graced the occassion as a guest of honour. They encouraged the students for their presentation and motivated them to nurture an artist within them. The students were inspired to meet them. The exhibition will remain open for parents till Saturday 2 July 2022.
Student Council Elections 2022-2023

A Student Council is a representative structure through which students in a school can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management and staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students.

School election process is a time where students get to know about the process involved in choosing the right candidate for a particular post, by using their right to vote and choose a governing body which represents the students of the school as one.

Students’ Council Election for the Academic year 2022-23 was conducted in Podar International School, Ratnagiri on Saturday, 25 June 2022.

Students took an active part in the selection process which started almost a couple of weeks before the actual election process happened. Nomination forms were provided to the students beforehand. The nominated students campaigned and appealed for the vote. Voting occurred via the Google Forms. Students of Grade V to X casted their votes. Along with students, the principal and all teachers too casted their votes.

At the end of the process, votes were counted and winning names were announced in all the classes on 28 June 2022.

Courage Conquers - 2022

The school-wide theme ‘Changemakers!’ – Delving into the Challenges and Promises of Human Rights at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri culminated with an event called #CourageConquers on 25 June 2022.

This event was organized to provide opportunities to the students to showcase their learning and the experience which they have had during the course of the module.

This kind of an event serves as an ideal opportunity to know what kinds of initiatives ‘Changemakers’ are taking throughout the world to bring about a change in ‘non-progressive’ mind-sets and attitudes institutionalized in our societies.

The students from grade 1 to 8 paid tribute to people who have devoted their heart and soul to ‘causes’ that have brought about a transformation in the society like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King Jr., Kailash Satyarthi, Lakshmi Agarwal , Greta Thunberg and Medha Patkar. They continue to inspire us to ensure that peace, positivity and consistent action prevail every single time. The students focussed on the background of the activist, causes they supported, ideologies they possessed, struggles and battles they fought, and action taken by them for the betterment of society.

This event has truly helped to ignite, in the hearts of the students, the flames of these values and victories that these activists have fanned for a long time.

Foundation Day - 2022
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated its 5th Foundation Day on 22 June 2022. The day began with the puja of goddess Saraswati seeking the blessings from the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture. The Principal adored the institution and desired to accomplish greater height in his address. The students relished upon the refreshments and cherished their time in the school. It was a day of celebration with new hope and desire.
International Yoga Day - 2022
“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to the body, mind and soul.” Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature and holistic approach to health and well being. Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated International Yoga Day on 21 June 2022. The students performed Rhythmic Yoga with music and performed Suryanamaskar on mantras. Truly, yoga can help us to deal with our changing lifestyle and consciousness.
Trustee's Visit at PIS Ratnagiri - 2022
Dr. Pavan Podar, The Honorable Chairman of Podar Education Network visited Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on 4 June 2022. He appreciated the progress of the school and encouraged the staff to remain dedicated. His visit was truly an inspiration to all the staff members.
House Competition 'Theme - Changemakers (Right or Wrong)' - 2022
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela On Saturday June 18,2022 under the theme ‘Human Rights’ Podar International School, #Ratnagiri organized a Housewise Competition - ‘Right or Wrong?’ for the students of Grade III to VIII. This competition was held to create campaigns on media platforms and to collaborate with each other to find constructive solutions for various ‘Human Rights’ problems faced by the common man. The four houses presented ‘awareness campaigns’ that they have created for their chosen topic like ‘Right to expression’, ‘Right for a fair trial’ , ‘Right to seek information’ , ‘Right to equality’, ‘Right to freedom from discrimination’, ‘Right to Asylum’ and ‘Right to a cultural life’. They also presented ‘ways and measures’ for preventing the violation of their chosen ‘Human Rights’ cause.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti - 2022
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj -The great warrior, Maratha king of India is a symbol of nationalism, bravery, and a source of inspiration for generations of Indians. Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated “Birth Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj” on 18 February 2022, through a special assembly, organized by the students of Terra House in Marathi language. The Assembly began with the Prayer followed by the pledge, school song, and thought of the day. The special features of assembly were Shivkalyan, Powada and PPT presentation highlighting important events in his life. The Principal recalled his contributions which makes him a powerful king of the 17th century.
Treasure Trove Club 'Kuzhangal' - 2022
Kuzhangal is an Indian Traditional Game played mostly indoors and outdoors. This conventional game is mostly played among the school boys and girls. Five stones in Kuzhangal are played by two or more players. The object of Kuzhangal is to complete a set of eight steps. This game increases the eye sight, memory power and builds concentration and aiming skills. Treasure Trove Club of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri explored this heritage game during After School Club Activity held on Friday, 18 Feb 2022. The students watched the video and made the required things to play the game. Students then tried to complete all the eight steps of the game.
Gourmet Club 'Protein ladoos' - 2022
Students of Primary section of Podar International School, Ratnagiri relished the taste of Protein Ladoo & Rose Milk during their Gourmet Club activity on 18th Feb 2022. Following a few easy steps, they prepared these ladoos which had no sugar or any other artificial sweetener added to them. The best thing about these ladoo recipes is that you can make them easily at home with nutritious ingredients like nuts and seeds and dates and store them. Not only are these ladoos healthy and delicious, but can also keep you satiated for a longer duration of time. Rich in protein, fibre and minerals, these protein ladoos are rich in nutrients and can give your body the right boost of immunity. It’s a perfect snack or breakfast supplement that students enjoy with a glass of Rose milk.
Gourmet Club 'Pinwheel Sandwiches' - 2022
Students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri relished the taste of Pinwheel Sandwiches during their Gourmet Club activity on 11 Feb 2022. Students had an amazing time preparing it & serving it to their family. It was a fun-filled session for everyone!
Treasure Trove Club 'Family recipes' - 2022
Family Traditional Recipes are those delicacies passed on to us from our ancestors. The Treasure Trove Club students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri shared their treasured traditional family recipes with the club members during After School Club Activity held on 11 Feb 2022. The traditional dish was prepared by parents and it was presented by the students during the session. They shared the recipe and also explained its significance. It was appealing to watch various mouth-watering dishes.
Green Wizards Club 'Turning trash to treasure' - 2022
Trash to Treasure was created to assist with finding environmentally preferred solutions to everyday unwanted household objects. Student members of Green Wizards Club of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri did activity on "Turning trash to treasure" held on Friday 11 Feb 2022 in which they listed ways to use materials that are harmful or cannot be recycled. They collected all non-recyclable materials and created a purposeful or utility object.
Treasure Trove Club 'Hieroglyphs' - 2022
The Egyptian hieroglyphic script was one of the writing systems used by ancient Egyptians to represent their language. This was a handwriting in which the picture signs were abbreviated to the point of abstraction. Treasure Trove Club of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri explored this writing system during After School Club Activity held on Friday, 4 Feb 2022. The students watched video and to know about the history of Hieroglyphs. They wrote their own name and a secret message to their dear ones using the Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabets.
Gourmet Club 'Oreo Swiss Rolls' - 2022
You don't need a fortune to enjoy tasty meals. Students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri prepared yummy Oreo Swiss Rolls mere costing Rs 30 accompanied by a delicious Oreo milk shake during their Gourmet Club activity on 4th February, 2022. The perfect chocolate biscuit dough was sweet but not overbearing filled with vanilla flavoured cream. These Rolls were so yummy, chocolaty and moist. Students as well as elders in the family enjoyed a dessert on the budget.
Art4all '3D Shapes' - 2022
The students of Art 4 All Club of Podar International School, Ratnagiri drew 3D shapes during After School Club Activity held on 29 Jan 2022.
Green Wizard Club 'Bird feeder' - 2022
Bird Feeders provides an uninterrupted supply of food to birds. It is a reliable source of a year-round supply of food and water. Students of Grade I to VIII of GREEN WIZARD CLUB from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in "Easy Bird Feeder", an After School Club Activity held on Saturday 29 January 2022. In this activity, they used plastic bottles, milk cartons, ice cream sticks etc. to make bird feeder.
Treasure Trove Club 'Warli Art' - 2022
Treasure Trove Club of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri explored Warli Art on 29 Jan 2022. Warli is an ancient tribal Indian art with basic shapes such as dots, lines, circles, triangles and squares done on mud walls using white colour. The students referred a video to know about the basics of Warli Art. They created a Warli style painting to depict a scene from their daily lives (a day in school, playing in the park or outside, playing a sport or taking music lessons, a celebration, etc.)
Gourmet Club 'Sprout salad' - 2022
Sprouted green gram, also known as moong, is a rich source of fibre and is both a good source of protein & fat-free. Due to high fibre content, they are filling and extremely healthy. Students of the Primary section, prepared sprout salad for their family as their Gourmet Club activity on 29 January 2022. A simple dish made everyone smile.
Vaccination Drive - 2022
A vaccination drive was held at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on 27 Jan 2022. The students of age group 15 to 17 were vaccinated with Covaxin. The parents accompanied their wards during vaccination.
Treasure Trove Club 'Dress it up' - 2022
The students of Treasure Trove Club ( Grade I to VIII) from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri participated in the activity, “Dress It Up - People from the Past” on 22 Jan 2022. They chose the character of their choice and spoke few lines about the character. The club members guessed the characters. Indeed it was a great enactment presented by the students to recall the heroes of past like Mahatma Gandhi,Shivaji Maharaj, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Ahilya Bai Holkar, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Chacha Nehru and many more.
Gourmet Club activity 'Tricolour sandwiches'
Students of the Primary section from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated patriotism with amazing Tricolour dishes during the Gourmet Club activity on 22nd January 2022. Students prepared tricolour sandwiches using healthy fillings like carrot, cottage cheese, cabbage & cucumber mixed with mint & tomato chutneys to bring the colours of the Indian flag into a simple sandwich.
Book Donation Drive - 2022
With the aim of inculcating a love for reading, in the minds of young children, Podar International School, #Ratnagiri launched a Book Donation Drive on 26th January 2022. The students attended programme virtually. Importance of Reading the books was communicated through power point presentation. The Principal and school staff actively contributed by donating and handing over the books to the School library. The students were motivated to participate in Book Donation Drive which will continue throughout the year.
Republic Day Celebration - 2022
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated the 73rd Republic Day on 26 January, 2022 with a lot of pride and fervor. To mark this auspicious occasion, Principal, Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh, accompanied by Head Mistress, unfurled the national flag, the symbol of truth and secularism. Students and parents joined the celebrations virtually and witnessed the ceremony. The school reverberated with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm by the songs sung by teachers' choir. Indeed it was a great pride for all of us.
Happy Me Club 'Plank Exercise' - 2022
Healthy mind and a fit body is the key to happiness. The student members of Happy Me Club of Grade V to VIII from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri took up fitness challenge during After School Club Activity on Saturday 15 Jan 2022. The students were engaged performing challenges like one minute plank hold, jumping jack, burpees etc along with warm up exercises like jump rope, high knee and Russian twists. The students were asked to continue with these challenges for entire week.
Treasure Trove Club 'Jewellery making' - 2022
The student members of Treasure Trove Club from Grade I to IV of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri prepared beautiful jewellery from the things available at home like beads, string, thread, paper strips etc during the After School Club Activity on Saturday 15 January 2022.
Gourmet Club Activity - 2022
“Tilgul ghya ani goad goad bola”, chanted the students of Gourmet Club while offering ‘Tilgul’ to their family & friends during the gourmet Club Activity on Saturday 15th January 2022. The first session began with an icebreaking activity of ‘Rhyming Words’ & ‘Word Antakshari’. Students both enjoyed the preparation of TilGul as well as spoke about the health benefits of having sesame seeds- “Queen of oilseeds” and jaggery – A natural digestive booster. It was a fun-filled start for the Club where delicious experiences were created by our budding master chefs.
Makar Sankranti Celebration - 2022
Makar Sankranti is observed with social festivities such as colorful decorations, rural children going house to house, singing and asking for treats in some areas, melas (fairs), dances, kite flying, bonfires and feasts. Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated “Makar Sankranti ”on 13 January 2022 through a special assembly, conducted by the students of “IGNIS HOUSE”. The assembly began with prayer followed by pledge, school song and thought of the day. The importance of Makar Sankrankti was narrated with the help of a power point presentation. The students from Grade X prepared a video showcasing different state wise celebration of Makar Sankaranti. The assembly was concluded with National Anthem.
World Hindi Day - 2022
World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Divas is celebrated every year on January 10 to mark the first World Hindi Conference that was held in 1975. It is celebrated across the world to promote the use of the Hindi language. The students of Aqua House from Podar International School, #Ratnagiri held special assembly on this occassion. A story by famous writer Premchand was presented to students encouraging them to read many more in Hindi.
Christmas Celebration - 2021
“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” -Edna Ferber Christmas Celebration at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri was organized on 23rd December. Students came to school wearing Christmas caps. A beautiful crib was made by the Art teacher. One could easily notice the excitement of Christmas in the students' eyes. A lot of programs like Christmas carols, dance, skit and games were organized for the event. A student dressed up as Santa Claus paraded through all the classes and distributed gifts to children. The Principal addressed everyone about the importance and significance of this festival. The celebration ended by wishing each other “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022.”
National Mathematics Day - 2021
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri observed National Mathematics Day on 22 December 2021. The day marks the birth anniversary of famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. A tribute was paid to this great Indian Mathematician and his contribution towards the subject was reminisced. Students enjoyed the activity to find their shoe size and age through arithmetic calculations. The celebrations truly created inquisitiveness about Mathematics.
After School Club Inauguration - 2021
“After school, no one tells the kids what to learn or do, they follow their interests and passions.” On 11 December, 2021, Podar International School, #Ratnagiri inaugurated the ‘After School Clubs’ with a vision to help the development of each child’s excellence beyond the classroom. Based on the common principles of inclusiveness, innovation and inspiration, these clubs focus on healthy lifestyle, creativity through diversity in music, art and food, conservation of our planet Earth and heritage awareness.
Diwali Celebration - 2021
The most auspicious and the most awaited festival of the year, is Diwali celebrated in different ways across the country. Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated Diwali with festive gusto through a special morning assembly organized by the students of Grade VI virtually on 29 Oct 2021. The assembly began with the school prayer followed by school song, pledge and thought of the day. The significance of the festival was displayed through Power Point Presentation. The girls danced on tune greeting the season of festivity. A special article was presented conveying the message to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali. Assembly was concluded with a message Green Diwali Safe Diwali followed by the National Anthem.
Eid-E-Milad - 2021
Eid-E-Milad is the celebration of birth anniversary of the last messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad. To celebrate this festival, the students of Grade V Aristotle of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri organized a Special Assembly on 18 October 2021. The assembly began with the school prayer followed by school song, pledge and thought of the day. With the speeches, students recited the teachings of the Prophet and encouraged all to embrace kindness, compassion, mercy, gratitude, thankfulness and courage. Assembly was concluded with Principal's address followed by the National Anthem.
Dussehra Celebration - 2021
Dussehra or Vijayadashami is a festival which signifies the victory of good over evil. A special assembly was organized on 14 Oct 2021 by the students of Grade VI Aryabhata of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri to rejoice the occasion virtually. The assembly began with the school prayer followed by school song, pledge and thought of the day. The customs of festivity were presented through PPT. A video prepared by the student carrying out puja was played. The students danced Garba and Dandiya, most loved dance forms of India. The Apta leaves, were offered to portray the customs of Maharashtra of exchanging gold leaves. Assembly was concluded with Principal’s address followed by the National Anthem.
Special Assembly 'Gandhi Shastriji Jayanti' - 2021
2nd October, India celebrates birth anniversaries of two legends, Father of the Nation Mahatama Gandhi and second Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri. The students from Grade III Alps of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri held a special assembly to celebrate this occassion virtually. The assembly comprised of prayer, pledge, school song and special feature of the day. They presented thoughts, poems and a short skit to describe the contribution of these legends towards the country. The Principal in his address recalled their teachings and encouraged the students to imbibe them. The assembly was concluded with National anthem.
School Tour Grade 1 and 2 - 2021
To make our students happy and aware about different areas in school and their importance, Podar International School, Ratnagiri had organised a “School Tour” exclusively for the students of grade 1 and 2 on Saturday, 25th September 2021 during 9am to 3pm. Students were asked to follow necessary safety measurements and were taken for the tour along with a teacher and supervisor in a segregated way. 101 students have enjoyed games, music, dance etc. during their school round. At the end students had received a token of love from school side and they captured those beautiful moments at ‘Selfie Point’.
Hindi Diwas Celebration - 2021
Teacher's Day Celebration - 2021

“Teachers provide the power of knowledge and education and create possibilities for better future.”

Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India every year on 5th September to appreciate the role played by teachers in the life of students–the leaders of tomorrow. The day is also celebrated to pay tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President of the country and a visionary educator.

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated this day with great enthusiasm on 4th September, 2021. The programme commenced with lightening of lamp and garlanding the portrait of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. This was followed by a welcome song in the mesmerizing voice of our teachers. Students expressed their gratitude towards teachers through a video and also by preparing greetings. Fun games were organized where all teachers cheered and motivated their colleagues with a wide smile. The programme unfolded with a dance performance by the students which was followed by Principal's address speaking on the inherent qualities to be a successful teacher. The program wrapped up with refreshments and group photos.

Raskahabandhan Celebration - 2021
Raksha Bandhan is one of the most celebrated festivals in India that cherishes the unbreakable bond of brothers and sisters or siblings. Podar International School, Ratnagiri celebrated “Raksha Bandhan” on 21st August 2021, through a special assembly, which was conducted by Grade III & IV students of “IGNIS HOUSE”. The Assembly began with the prayer which was followed by the pledge, school song, thought of the day and News headlines. A virtuous bond of love between a brother and a sister was showcased with the help of a video. The assembly was concluded with the National Anthem. Celebrating the festival by creativity and the holy thread of different colours makes it the best “KNOT OF PROTECTION”.
Investiture Ceremony 2021-2022

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role-always about the GOAL”

The Investiture Ceremony is a proud moment for a school and if with changing times it’s on a virtual platform, it is much more innovative. The indomitable spirit of young talented leaders of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri was commemorated by means of a Virtual Investiture Ceremony on August 15, 2021.

The investiture ceremony signifies the belief and poise that the school consigns in the newly invested office bearers. These newly-appointed council members were adorned with badges. All the designated members took the oath, promised to serve the institution and perform their duties whole-heartedly and sincerely. The elected members were brimming with confidence to shoulder the assigned duties.

The Principal, Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh, blessed and congratulated the elected Student Council and stressed on the significance of setting priorities and the need to be great communicators. It instilled a belief in everyone present in the ceremony in all that needs to be done, especially in the elected student council members. It was a moment of pride and gaiety for everyone.

Independence Day Celebration - 2021
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated the 75th Independence Day on 15 August, 2021 along with the whole nation, marking another milestone in the history of the world’s largest democracy. To mark this auspicious occasion, Principal, Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh, accompanied by Head Mistress, PTA members and school staff hoisted the national flag. Students and parents also joined virtually and witnessed the ceremony. Indeed it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity.
Left Handers Day - 2021
International Left Handers Day is an international day observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of left-handed individuals. It was created to celebrate sinistrality and raise awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed in a predominantly right-handed world. Podar International School, #Ratnagiri has observed this day during morning virtual assembly to recognise the young left handed learners.
World Nature Conservation Day - 2021
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated 'World Nature conservation Day'. A Special Assembly was organized virtually on 28 July 2021. Students expressed their views on various topics related to the nature. A video presentation was also made on the tree plantation done by the students as well as audio-visuals giving information about the trees being taken care by the students. The school principal Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh addressed the students about the importance of nature in our lives.
Kargil Vijay Diwas - 2021
“Kargil Vijay Diwas, a day to remember the gallant efforts & sacrifices of Indian Armed Force.” Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated “Kargil Vijay Diwas” on 26 July 2021, through a special assembly, which was conducted by the students of “IGNIS HOUSE” of Grade I & II. The Assembly began with prayer which was followed by pledge, school song and thought of the day. The significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas was explained using Power point presentation. The facts about the day were shared by the students. A video depicting the heroic acts of the soldiers was presented. Assembly was concluded by remembering the brave soldiers who sacrificed themselves in the line of duty to protect our great Nation which was then followed by National Anthem.
Guru Purnima - 2021
When one finds the true Guru, one conquers half the world. Podar International School Ratnagiri celebrated “Guru Purnima” on 23rd July 2021, through a special assembly which was conducted by Aqua House students. This day is celebrated to make everyone aware about “Guru- Shishya Parampara”. The assembly began with the prayer which was followed by the pledge, school song and thought of the day. The importance of Guru was mentioned through article reading. Students also expressed their sincere gratitude towards all teachers through a poem. The Principal addressed everyone emphasizing on different types of Guru and the value of Guru in our lives. The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.
Anger and Stress Management Session - 2021
‘Learn to master your emotions’ Some children have a low tolerance level hence teaching children anger management skills helps them to learn self control and emotion regulation skills. To impart the same Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had conducted Anger and Stress Management Virtual session for all the students from Grade 3 to 10 on Saturday, 17 July 2021. The session comprised mindfulness activities, breathing exercise, meditation, and moral stories. The special emphasis were given on how to manage their stress as well as anger during exam period and in their daily routine. Indeed it was a fruitful session for students.
Eid Ul Adha - 2021
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated Eid ul Adha with great fervour and enthusiasm on 20 July 2021 virtually. ‘A special assembly’ was organised by Aqua House which began with a school prayer, where students were grateful to God for his blessings and prayed for universal peace. The thought highlighted the essence of celebrating Eid and conveyed the students to forget self and find time for others. The students loved watching a video of ceremonial dance performance. The address by the principal enlightened the students to recognize the lessons from Eid. The boundless joy of celebrating the festival was amply visible on the faces of the children. Through this festive celebration students learnt the lesson of compassion and forgiveness.
Colourful Rain Drawing Competition - 2021
Drawing and coloring are visual arts and allow students to uncover their natural talents in sketching and illustrations. To enhance their skills, Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized online Drawing Competition for the students of grade I to X on 3 July 2021. The competition was based on the theme “COLOURFUL RAIN”. Students were divided into three groups and given different topics. The students of Grade I to V showcased their talent and their artistic skills while drawing the pictures whereas the students of Grade VI to X had a unique experience and enjoyed painting their umbrellas.
National Doctor's Day - 2021
'National Doctor's Day' was celebrated at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri virtually on 1 July 2021 through a special assembly. The assembly was held by the students of Grade I and II. It showcased the relentless service of doctors in society. The assembly began with the school prayer, which was followed by the pledge, school song and thought of the day. A craft video on making of stethoscope was presented by the art teacher. Dr. Sandeep Kare was invited for a talk. He discussed important tips with our students to remain healthy amidst an ongoing Pandemic. A vibrant speech highlighting the importance of doctors and their service was delivered by the principal Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh. The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.
Kabir Jayanti - 2021
Foundation Day - 2021
Podar International School, Ratnagiri celebrated its 4th Foundation Day on 22 July 2021. On this auspicious occasion, the admin staff and Head Mistress came together in the school to seek the blessings of the goddess Saraswati, goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture. The school got an opportunity to celebrate its history and the incredible ways in which it has bonded together as a community of students, teachers, staff and parents. The Principal, Head Mistress, teachers and staff members cherished the moments, shared their experiences and promised to collaborate their efforts for the glorification of school.
International Yoga Day - 2021
"Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body." Podar International School Ratnagiri virtually celebrated "International Yoga Day" on 21 June 2021. All the students and teachers participated in this celebration. Students were given the information about Yoga Day and importance of Yoga in our day-to-day life. The yoga asanas were demonstrated by Ms Purva Shivram Kinare the silver medalist in yoga at World cup 2013 held in Paris. All the students were excited and energetic. The day was celebrated with a lot of eagerness and joy.
Father's Day and World Music Day Celebration - 2021

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society.

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated World Music Day and International Father’s Day for the very first time on a virtual platform on 20 June, 2021. The children were excited to have their fathers with them for the session. It was lovely to see the father-child duo sitting together.

The event began with the welcome speech and a melodious welcome song by music teacher followed by the address of our respected Principal Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh. The children along with their fathers had much fun singing songs and performing dances together. The children giggled and enjoyed the performance by their superheroes.

The fun music games were enjoyed by the father-child duo. Active participation of students, parents and teachers made this program a great success.

The session concluded with the fathers thanking the teachers for an engaging session and the efforts put in by everyone.

National Reading Day - 2021
"The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more places you will go." On the occasion of National Reading Day on 19 June, the students of class X and the library department of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri launched E-book Club. The school has initiated the concept of E-book Club with the aim of inculcating extra reading skills among the students along with virtual schooling and thereby boosting their overall development. Through this club, students and parents have the opportunity to read books online on various subjects from home and give their feedback. The students and parents have welcomed this initiative.
Back to school assembly - 2021

The morning sets the day and the assembly paves the way for our students to rejuvenate their spirits, remain rooted to their moral values and unleash their vitality.

The “Back to School Assembly” was held for students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri virtually on 10 June 2021 by the teachers. The assembly commenced with the welcome song by music teacher and was followed by the school prayer which is believed to provide peace and serenity to our minds and souls. The school song was played and the pledge was read by all the students. The thought on the new beginning was presented by a teacher and the Principal addressed all students wishing a successful year ahead. The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.

Arena 3.0 - 2021

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” - Henry Ford

The Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized one week training program Arena 3.0 for all the teachers from 3 June to 9 June 2021.

The different sessions were held like SDP Goals and Implementation, HOD meetings, Subject-wise strategies and implementation, Symphonic training, Anger Management, Competency based learning, Inquiry based learning, Notebook correction, Upcoming events, Lesson planning and Lesson Observations, Data Analysis, Teacher friendly Apps, Documentation, POSH etc. by the Principal, leadership team and In charges.

Over these days, several ice breakers and team building activities were conducted that acted as energizers between the sessions. It was great experience of exchanging formal knowledge within school teams and between teachers.

Maharashtra Day Celebration - 2021

Maharashtra Day was celebrated virtually on 1st May 2021 at Podar International School, #Ratnagiri. The day is celebrated to commemorate the creation of Marathi speaking state of Maharashtra.

The event was conducted by the teachers giving the importance to the culture of Maharashtra. The event began with a song sung by the music teacher praising the glory of Marathi culture and heritage. It was followed with the speeches by the students. In their speech, the students paid a rich tribute urging everyone to inculcate a deep sense of pride for our state. A PowerPoint presentation was played showcasing the history of Maharashtra. This was followed by a video by the art department in which students showed their artistic abilities to make the most beautiful paintings. The event was addressed by the Marathi teacher highlighting the energy and enthusiasm of this beautiful state. Teachers and Students enthusiastically participated in the celebration.

Student Council Election 2020-2021

Students’ Council Election for the Academic year 2021-22 was conducted for Grade VI to X virtually in Podar International School, Ratnagiri on Monday, 26 April 2021.

Students took an active part in the selection process which started almost a couple of week before the actual election process happened. Nomination forms were provided to the students beforehand. The potential nominees were declared to all the classes.

Voting was held through Google Forms. Students of Grade V to X casted their votes to select their representatives. Along with students all teachers and principal also casted their votes.

World English Language Day - 2021
Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated World English Language Day virtually on 23rd of April 2021 which is traditionally observed in the memory of a famous writer William Shakespeare. A PowerPoint presentation was shared by the teachers to the students of Grade V to X. The aim was to help the students know why this day is celebrated and what the importance of this day is.
Earth Day Celebration - 2021

“The connection that we have to nature, plants, and the land is integral to our health and all that we are."

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22 annually to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire people to save and protect it.

To celebrate this event, students of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri from Grades I to III were shown an audio-visual and also sang a song emphasizing on love and care to our planet Earth.

Students of Grade V to X used their artistic imagery to create a land art using earth, rocks, soil and other natural material, with a view to increase our sensibility towards the environment.

Elocution Competition - 2021

To mark the 130th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Podar International School, #Ratnagiri organized Elocution Competition for the students of grade V to X virtually on Thursday, 15 April 2021.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was the man of strong ideals and he was great orator. This Competition was organized with the aim to develop the young minds with the art of public speaking and equip them to think clearly and express confidently. The students delivered their prepared speeches in specified time and they were judged on different parameters.

It was a platform provided for the students to showcase their oratory skills.

Ambedkar Jayanti Celebration - 2021

To mark the 130thbirth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Podar International School, #Ratnagiri organized Elocution Competition for the students of grade V to X virtually on Thursday, 15 April 2021.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was the man of strong ideals and he was great orator. This Competition was organized with the aim to develop the young minds with the art of public speaking and equip them to think clearly and express confidently. The students delivered their prepared speeches in specified time and they were judged on different parameters.

It was a platform provided for the students to showcase their oratory skills.

World Health Day Celebration - 2021
“It is health that is the real wealth and not the pieces of silver and gold”. World Health Day is celebrated each year on 7th April globally. The day marks the founding of World Health Organization (WHO) and aims to draw attention to important health issues facing the world each year. Students of Podar International School Ratnagiri observed the day by making fruit and vegetable salad with the help of their parents. The aim of the activity was to convey the message of keeping oneself healthy by adopting healthy life style.
Welcome back assembly - 2021

The first day of school is often met with some anxiousness and excitement from teachers, parents, and students, as they consider the challenges and successes they will encounter over the course of the school year.

The new academic session at Podar International School, Ratnagiri commenced on April 1, 2021 with a special assembly on a new beginning by seeking the blessings of the Almighty. The students were welcomed by a melodious song, sung by the teachers, to mark an auspicious start to the new session. Students enjoyed a special welcome dance which was displayed by all the teachers.

The edifying and prudent words of the school principal, Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh enlightened the students to never give up in life and face the challenges bravely. His golden words “Try not to become a Person of Success but try to become a Person of Values” were resonating everywhere ringing in positivity and exuberance.

Teacher's Training - 2021

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and ease only at death” - Albert Einstein

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized Teachers’ Training on 22nd and 23rd March on topics ‘Know your Learners’ and ‘Kick start your Monday’ by Mr. Gulshan Memoria from Inspiring Minds. The training emphasized on building positive mindset for the teachers to create better learning environment.

It was indeed a fruitful and inspirational experience for all the teachers.

Women's Day Celebration - 2021

The male staff of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized Women’s Day celebration for all female staff. The programme began by garlanding the portrait of Goddess Saraswati and SavitribaiPhule who was the social reformer, educationist, poet and the first female teacher of India. The songs which were sung by the teachers praised women in all forms. All the female staff members were felicitated by the principal Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh.

It was indeed a wonderful programme where they spent good time playing games and acknowledging each other’s strength.

Virtual Celebration

As the world celebrates Women’s Day today to mark the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, Podar International School, #Ratnagiri organized this celebration on Sunday through virtual platform. Parents and teachers participated in the programme. The pre recorded videos sent by the parents were played where they displayed various talents like singing, dancing, cooking and painting. The best part of the programme was the greetings presented to these women by their husbands and children. The fun games held virtually brought smile on everyone’s face.

This joyous celebration brought fun, happiness, entertainment and a sense of unity which was instilled among all women.

Science Day Celebration - 2021

"Science of today is the technology of tomorrow."

28 February is the National Science day celebrated in India to remember the great invention by the Indian Physicist Chandrrashekhara Venkata Raman who discovered 'Raman's Effect.' For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

The students from Grade IX of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri presented a powerpoint presentation highlighting the importance of this day and also the contributions from some of the great Indian scientists like Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, J. C. Bose, HomiBhabha, Ritu Srivastava and Rohini Godbole.

It was an inspirational movewhich rejuvenated prominence of Science among young minds.