Competition 'Role Play and Best out of waste on World Environment Day' 2024-25

Podar International School, Udupi hosted highly engaging and creative competitions "Best Out of Waste" and "Role Play" on 8th June 2024. The event aimed to foster creativity, environmental awareness, and dramatic skills among students.

The students of Grade I-VIII prepared different creative models by using the waste material. Students briefed the judges about the uses of model and materials used.

The students participated in the “Role Play” competition on the theme Save Environment. Participants appeared in different gestures and presented their talent. Principal Mr.Udayakumara A.N witnessed the Role Play Competition, appreciated the participants for their creative efforts and encouraged the students to take a positive step towards saving the environment.

The "Best Out of Waste" and "Role Play" competitions went well, showcasing the immense talent and creativity of the students. The event not only provided a platform for students to express their artistic and dramatic skills but also emphasized the importance of environmental conservation and social awareness. The organizers received positive feedback from participants, judges, and the audience.

World Environmental Day on theme 'Me and My Plant' - 2024

World Environment Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Podar International School, embracing the theme "Me and My Plant." The event aimed to foster a deeper connection between students and nature, emphasizing the importance of plants in our ecosystem and daily lives.

Grade VIII students conducted a special assembly on the importance of trees served as a powerful reminder of our responsibility to the natural world and the significant impact each individual can have in fostering a greener, healthier planet.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Principal Mr. Udayakuamara A.N. delivered an insightful and motivational speech on the importance of trees and emphasized the crucial role trees play in maintaining ecological balance, supporting life, and combating climate change. The principal's speech was well-received and left a lasting impression on the students and faculty. It reinforced the critical role trees play in sustaining life and the environment, motivating the school community to take meaningful steps towards environmental stewardship.

Special Morning Assembly on ‘Legends of Laughter - Integrated English Theme' - 2024

Podar International School, Udupi, conducted a special morning assembly under the Integrated English (IE) theme, "Legends of Laughter." This assembly aimed to celebrate and understand the contributions of legendary figures in the world of humor, emphasizing the importance of laughter in daily life and its positive impact on mental health and social interactions.

A group of Grade VII students showcased their talent through a skit honoring Shravan Aithal as Ananth Pai, Asheesh G Hegde as Stan Lee, Trishtup K Rao as Charles Schulz, Yathik as Pran Kumar Sharma, and more! Divith Kumar and Priyanka T Rao hosted the assembly. The presentation included interesting facts, anecdotes, and short video clips showcasing their comedic talents.

The Principal, Mr. Udayakumara A N addressed the students, highlighting the importance of laughter in building a positive school environment. He encouraged students to use humor constructively and to spread joy among their peers.

The "Legends of Laughter" assembly at Podar International School, Udupi, was a resounding success. It not only provided an educational insight into the world of comedy but also reinforced the value of humor in everyday life. The assembly fostered a lively and joyful atmosphere, leaving students with a renewed appreciation for the power of laughter.

School Reopening with IE Theme 'Ink & Imagination Jumpstart activity' 2024-2025

The reopening of Podar International School, Udupi for the academic year 2024-25 was arranged on 23 May 2024 with a series of dynamic jumpstart activities that have energized the staff and the students alike. Podar International school welcomed back the students with a heartwarming welcome ceremony.

Mr. Udayakumara A. N, Principal addressed the students emphasizing the importance of a positive start to the new academic year 2024-25.

School culture was highlighted with initiatives like Class of the Week, Star Writer, Riser, Miss Clean, Master Clean, and Campus Language to maintain and improve the discipline, hygiene, and interest in different curricular and co-curricular activities. School election notification was also announced to develop democratic ideas among the students.

The energy and enthusiasm displayed by our students were truly inspiring. We are confident that this positive start will set the tone for a successful academic year.

The reopening of Podar International School, Udupi, marks a new chapter in its commitment to delivering quality education. With robust safety measures and a well-rounded curriculum, the school aims to provide a conducive learning environment for all its students.

Parent Orientation Program 2024-2025

Podar International School, Udupi, hosted the Parent Orientation Programme for the academic year 2024-25 on 18th and 20th of May 2024. The event aimed to familiarize parents with the school's philosophy, curriculum, teaching methodologies, and the overall educational environment that their children will be a part of.

We welcomed the parents to the programme and briefed the school's mission and vision. Parents were given a tour of the school facilities, including classrooms, laboratories, library, and sports, activities, literary and cultural competitions, celebration of important days and I.E activities through a video presentation.

An in-depth presentation on the curriculum for all the grades was explained which includes School timing, subject, subject Teacher, examination schedule, time table of the academic year 2024-25, special programs, extracurricular activities and literary and cultural competitions.

School Behaviour Policy is explained by Honourable Principal, Mr. Udayakumara A N which includes policies related to attendance, discipline, assessments and the new innovative ideas which helps the students to maintain and improve in their academics and curricular activities.

The school emphasized its commitment to not only academic excellence but also the all-round development of students through various co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The school integrates technology into the learning process through digital learning platforms.

The parents expressed their appreciation for the comprehensive and informative nature of the orientation programme. They particularly valued the opportunity to meet the teachers and understand the school’s approach to education. The interactive session was well-received, providing a platform for open communication between the school and the parents.

The Parent Orientation Programme at Podar International School, Udupi, for the academic year 2024-25 was a successful event that effectively bridged the gap between the school and the parents. It set a positive tone for the upcoming academic year, ensuring that parents feel confident and supported in their children's educational journey at Podar International School, Udupi.

Class party celebration 'Bizkidz Bazaar' - 2024

Podar International School Udupi has organized an amazing class party on 1st March 2024. The students dressed in their favorite attire and hit the dance floor with enthusiasm. All the students from grooving to the latest beats to indulging in delicious snacks and gifts, the energy was infectious! Students also had a blast participating in exciting activities planned just for them. All the students enjoyed the day with fun, laughter, and camaraderie.

A big shoutout to all the students for their active participation and to everyone involved in organizing this fantastic event.

Podar Pulse Cultural Fest - 2024

The Podar Pulse Cultural Fest at Podar International School Udupi on 1st March 2024, was a vibrant celebration of talent, creativity, and camaraderie. The event witnessed fierce competition among the school's four Houses - Aqua, Ignis, Terra, and Ventus. The students participated in different competitions like Solo Singing, Solo Dancing, Solo Instrumental, Group Song, Group Dance, etc.

In an electrifying display of skill and dedication, Terra House emerged as the champion of both the cultural fest and the overall champion of the year 2023-24, securing an impressive 327 points. Their exemplary performances across various events showcased their versatility and teamwork, earning them well-deserved accolades.

Each house had the opportunity to captivate the audience with their talents during their allotted 20-minute time slot. The event featured a diverse range of activities, including a dazzling fashion show, mesmerizing solo dance performances, soulful solo singing renditions, harmonious group song performances, energetic group dance routines, captivating short skits, enchanting solo instrumental performances, and captivating photography displays.

Congratulations to Terra House for their outstanding achievements and to all participants for their remarkable performances. Special thanks to the organizing committee for orchestrating such a memorable event. As the curtains close on this year's Podar Pulse Cultural Fest, let us continue to cherish the spirit of creativity, teamwork, and excellence at Podar International School, Udupi. Here's to another year of inspiring performances and unforgettable memories!

Art and Science Exhibition - 2024

On 24th February 2024, Podar International School, Udupi, hosted a remarkable Art and Science Exhibition, showcasing the incredible talents and innovative spirit of our students. The Arts in focus exhibition showcased the outstanding talents of our budding artists featuring a diverse range of art work exploring various themes and mediums.

Meanwhile, the science exhibition was a platform for our young scientist to showcase their innovative projects and ideas covering a wide array of science topics. Models and presentations on solar, wind, and hydroelectric power highlighted the students' understanding and commitment to sustainable energy solutions. Various working models, including water cycle, recycling, save environment were displayed, illustrating key scientific concepts.

Both the exhibitions was inaugurated by the esteemed Principal, Mr. Udayakumara A N, who emphasized the importance of nurturing creativity and fostering love for learning among students and the importance of integrating art and science in education to foster creativity and critical thinking.

The event also featured interactive sessions where visitors could engage with the exhibits and ask questions, fostering a deeper understanding of the subjects presented. Students explained their projects with enthusiasm and clarity, reflecting their dedication and knowledge.

The exhibition was well-attended by parents, teachers who were highly impressed by the quality and diversity of the exhibits. The event not only provided a platform for students to showcase their talents but also inspired peers and younger students to participate in future exhibitions.

In conclusion, the Art and Science Exhibition at Podar International School, Udupi, was a resounding success, highlighting the synergy between art and science and the importance of holistic education. The event left a lasting impression on all attendees, celebrating the students' achievements and setting a high standard for future events.

Podar Parivartan Drive - 2024

Podar International School, Udupi, organized 'The Parivartan Drive' under the guidance of Principal Udayakumara A N, aimed at promoting values of kindness, self-love, and acceptance among students.

During the event, students showcased a street play titled 'The Ripples of Kindness.' This initiative aimed to instill important values and create awareness beyond the school premises.

Students actively participated in a thought-provoking street play on the theme of kindness and acceptance.

The play aimed to engage and educate peers on the importance of these values in daily life. A vibrant rally took students out of the school premises via the school bus. During the rally, students held placards and posters adorned with uplifting messages. The event extended beyond school boundaries, actively involving the community in promoting values that contribute to a harmonious and compassionate society.

Farewell for Grade X Batch 2023-24

"Closing one chapter, opening another. Farewell to our Grade X students at Podar International School, Udupi."

From the first day they stepped into our halls, eager and uncertain, to this moment where they stand on the cusp of new beginnings, we have watched them grow, learn, and evolve into incredible individuals. The memories we've shared together will forever be etched in the fabric of our school's history.

We reminisce about the countless hours spent in classrooms, the laughter echoing through the corridors and the friendships forged that will endure the test of time. Each one of our Grade X students has left an indelible mark on Podar, contributing their unique talents, passions, and personalities to our vibrant community.

To our Grade X students, as you spread your wings and soar into the world, remember that Podar will always be your home away from home. Cherish the memories, hold onto the friendships, and never forget the lessons learned within these walls.

As you embrace the future with open arms, know that you carry with you the love and support of your Podar family. Congratulations on your achievements, and may your journey ahead be filled with success, happiness, and endless possibilities. Farewell, dear Grade X students. You will be dearly missed, but your legacy will live on in the heart of Podar forever.

Podar Volunteer Program activity "Thanking the Police Department" for Grade 5A - 2024

"Spreading gratitude and appreciation!"

In a heartwarming gesture of appreciation, Grade 5A students from Podar International School, Udupi recently visited the Manipal Police Station to express their gratitude towards the dedicated officers serving their community. Armed with handmade thank-you cards crafted with care and creativity, the students conveyed their heartfelt thanks to the police department for their unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the residents.

The initiative, led by the students themselves, aimed to recognize the invaluable contributions of the police department in maintaining law and order in the region. Through their thoughtful gesture, the young individuals sought to foster a spirit of camaraderie and respect between the police force and the community they serve.

During their visit, the students had the opportunity to personally deliver their handmade cards to the officers, showcasing their admiration and appreciation for the selfless efforts of the police personnel. The interaction provided a platform for both the students and the officers to exchange warm words of gratitude and encouragement, strengthening the bond between law enforcement and the next generation of responsible citizens.

Podar Volunteer Program activity "Thanking the Fire Fighters" for Grade 5B - 2024
Podar International School, Udupi, recently paid a visit to the Department of Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Service, Ajjarkadu, Udupi. They came to express their heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated firefighters for their unwavering service to the community. It was a meaningful opportunity for our students to learn about the importance of firefighting and emergency services in ensuring public safety. We extend our sincere appreciation to the brave men and women who work tirelessly to keep our community safe. Thank you for your service!
Podar Volunteer Program Walkathon Drive on "Road Safety" for Grade VI-IX - 2024
Podar International School, Udupi, organized a Walkathon Drive for students from Grade VI-IX on 3rd February 2024. Students embarked on a journey from Udupi Dwara, Kinnimulki, to Court. The primary objective of this drive is to foster awareness about Road Safety not only among students but also within the community.
Podar Volunteer Program activity 'Letter to a Soldier' for Grade IV - 2024
Podar International School, Udupi, conducted 'Letter to a Soldier' for Grade IV students under the theme 'Podar Volunteer Program'. Students wrote a message to a soldier and posted it in the post box. The motive of the activity is to bring awareness about the sacrifice of soldiers and also know about the old means of communication among the students.
CBSE Center of Excellence (CoE) Capacity Building Programme on Stress Management - 2024

The Stress Management Workshop, organized as part of the CBSE Center of Excellence (CoE) Capacity Building Programme, at Podar International School, Udupi, aimed to equip educators with effective strategies for managing stress in the academic environment. Led by experienced resource persons, Mr. Suresh M Mahalingapur and Ms. Praveena Shetty, the workshop delved into various techniques and practices to mitigate stress and foster a healthier work-life balance among educators.

Principal Udayakumara A N inaugurated the Workshop, with a symbolic act of watering a plant. This gesture embodied the nurturing spirit of the workshop, symbolizing growth, renewal, and the cultivation of well-being within the educational community.

The Stress Management Workshop provided valuable insights and practical tools for educators to effectively manage stress and promote well-being in the academic environment. With the guidance of experienced resource persons and the support of the educational community, participants left the workshop equipped to navigate the challenges of their profession with resilience and positivity.

Overall, the workshop was a resounding success, thanks to the dedication of the resource persons, the support of the venue director, and the active participation of the educators in attendance.

Republic Day Celebration - 2024

The Republic Day celebration at Podar International School, Udupi was a vibrant and patriotic event, commemorating the adoption of the Indian Constitution. The school premises were adorned with the tricolor, reflecting the essence of unity, diversity, and sovereignty.

The program commenced with the hoisting of the national flag by the school principal Mr.Udayakumara A N accompanied by the singing of the national anthem, resonating a sense of pride and reverence among the students, teachers, and staff members.

Various cultural performances showcased the rich heritage and diversity of India. Students presented patriotic songs, dances, and skits depicting the struggles and triumphs of the nation's journey towards democracy and freedom.

A thought-provoking speech was delivered by Ms. Chitra Bhende emphasized the significance of the Constitution and the Principal addressed the responsibilities of citizens in upholding its principles of justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity.

Special awards were conferred upon students who excelled in various academic and co-curricular activities, fostering a spirit of excellence and achievement among the student community.

The celebration concluded with the distribution of sweets and the reaffirmation of the pledge to uphold the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

The Republic Day celebration at our School served as a reminder of the sacrifices made by our forefathers and the continued efforts required to preserve and protect the democratic fabric of our nation. It instilled a sense of patriotism and pride in the hearts of all participants, reaffirming their commitment to the ideals of the Indian Republic.

Jai hind.

CBSE Center of Excellence (CoE) Capacity Building Programme on Art Integration - 2024

Podar International School Udupi Hosts CBSE Center of Excellence (CoE) Capacity Building Programme on Art Integration.

In a stride towards enriching educational practices, Podar International School Udupi proudly hosts the CBSE Center of Excellence (CoE) Capacity Building Programme for teachers, focusing on the transformative realm of Art Integration. This initiative promises to elevate teaching methodologies and infuse creativity into classrooms.

Distinguished resource persons, Mr. Bhujanga P Shetty and Ms. Radha Prabhu, bring their expertise to guide educators through immersive workshops and hands-on sessions. Their insights will empower teachers to seamlessly incorporate art into various subjects, fostering a dynamic and holistic learning environment.

The venue director, Mr. Udayakumara A N, welcomes this collaborative effort to enhance teaching practices at Podar International School. The programme is set to inspire educators to harness the power of art in promoting interdisciplinary connections and nurturing the creative potential of students.

As Podar International School Udupi takes this proactive step towards educational innovation, the CBSE CoE Capacity Building Programme becomes a beacon for educators, encouraging them to explore new horizons in teaching and learning through the lens of artistic expression."

Workshop on "Art of Inclusion" - 2024

Inclusive Education Cell of Podar Education Network conducted a workshop on the topic "Art of Inclusion" which was held on the 11th and 12th January 2024, at Podar International School, Udupi for the counselors of various states and the teachers of Podar Prep & PIS, Udupi.

The programme was led by the IEC head office team consisting of Ms. Dhara Shah, Senior Manager and Mr. Anil Raj, Senior Manager, Ms.Harshika Ramasubramanian Hub incharge , Bangalore 1 and Ms. Kirti Kulkarni, Hub incharge Bengaluru 2, the Principal Mr. Udayakumar A.N. welcomed and inaugurated the workshop. The participants from different states, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Karnataka actively participated in the workshop.

The workshop was informative and effective, helping to face the day's challenges in the classroom. The sessions were conducted to cater to the needs of the special needs children and the strategies to be applied in the inclusive classroom.

The outcome of the session was, how to implement the Art of Inclusion in counseling sessions and in the classroom.

Makar Sankranti 'Joy of flying kites and traditional day' - 2024

Joy of flying kites and traditional day was celebrated at Podar International School, Udupi on Saturday,13th January 2024, as Makar Sankranthi.A new season to mark the beginning of the harvest season and sun's transit to the Capricorn, signalling advent of warmer days and end of bitter cold. A season that welcomes the harvest as people buy new things hoping the entire year is full of success, good luck and prosperity.

This day was observed as the traditional day as students came dressed in their most attractive traditional outfits. Special assembly was organized by Grade IX students on the theme and importance of this festival as it is celebrated across the country as Makar Sankranthi.

The assembly commenced with the Morning Prayer followed by thought for the day by Souha. The new word to enrich vocabulary was introduced by Yashita and Sidra. The news headlines were updated by Avani and the importance of the day was delivered by Hrithik, Afil and Anas. The cultural importance of this festival beautifully was narrated by Sambhav the tale captured the essence of Makar Sankranthi.

Students added more flavour to this event with their artistic expression in a dance form welcoming the harvest season and the joy that brings to the farmers and their families.

Udayakumara A N, The principal of PIS, Udupi, appreciated the students for presenting an outstanding assembly. The teachers had planned a lot of outdoor activities and fun games. The ground was flooding with students with vibrant and colourful outfits, rainbow coloured kites were seen flying in the clear blue sky throwing a festival feel in the campus.

Children from the Primary section were excited to fly their kites high in the air with lot of joy and enthusiasm. Many such rituals are celebrated across the country to celebrate this beautiful harvest festival that promises warmer and happier days ahead. Thannmai from Grade IX wished everyone 'A Happy Sankranthi', by giving a message on this auspicious day. The assembly concluded by delivering a vote of thanks and the event was beautifully anchored by Sanjaya.

Swacch Sagar Surakshit Sagar 'Say No to Plastic Campaign' - 2024

Podar International School, Udupi organized a rally on 'Say No to Plastic Campaign', at Malpe Beach on the occasion of National Youth Day, under the banner of Podar Volunteer Programme.

Our students performed a street play and engaged in a beach cleanliness awareness programme.

As the gentle waves kiss the shore and the sun paints the sky with hues of warmth, our pristine beaches hold the promise of tranquility and natural beauty. Yet, the growing menace of plastic pollution threatens to tarnish this coastal haven. It is time to join hands and embark on a new journey towards a cleaner, healthier environment by saying 'No to plastic' at the beach.

Plastic pollution poses a grave threat to marine life, affecting ecosystems and harming the delicate balance of our oceans. The 'Say No to Plastic' Campaign is a call to action, a plea to embrace sustainable alternatives and protect the beauty that lies in the depths of our seas.

Imagine a beach where the sand sparkles free from plastic debris, and seabirds soar above without entanglements. This vision can become a reality through collective efforts. Begin by swapping single-use plastics for reusable alternatives – from water bottles to bags. Let the sound of the waves remind us of our commitment to a plastic-free paradise.

National Youth Day Celebration - 2024

Podar International School, Udupi, gathered in a spirit of unity and enthusiasm to commemorate National Youth Day, honoring the birth anniversary of the visionary leader Swami Vivekananda. This assembly is not just a routine event; it's a celebration of the potential and dynamism within each one of us.

''Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached'', by Swami Vivekananda.

A Special Assembly was conducted by the Grade VIII students on the theme, National Youth Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Students presented the assembly in a splendid way.

This morning the assembly was lead by Ritika Pai being the main anchor for the event. The assembly commenced with a school prayer invoking God's blessings on this special day and the youth of India, followed by the Podar song. The school choir wished Soumili studying in Grade VI on her birthday. Thought for the day was delivered by Neil Tom, word to enrich the vocabulary was expressed by Mihir and Taha.

Aavni Garg presented an excellent speech on the Life of Vivekananda.

Amshul Suvarna was dressed in saffron as Swami Vivekananda and delivered the famous quote and mesmerized the audience.

As a part of reflection Ayush elicited a story from the life of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Vivekananda as a young disciple - The Proof of God. Every child from the class contributed an inspiring quote in the assembly on Swami Vivekananda. The Principal of the school, Udayakumar A.N. spoke a few words motivating the students. The assembly concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Yaseen followed by National Anthem. The message shared in today's assembly for today's youth is to move forward with the resolution and determination to make a difference. Never let the flame of your passion, the spark that ignites your dreams and ambitions dim.

Annual Day Celebration 2023-2024
The Annual Day was celebrated at Podar International School, Udupi, with grandeur. This Annual Day was the most awaited event for children to showcase their talents to their parents and teachers. The theme of this year's Annual Day - "Sound of Music." The programme was graced by Chief Guest - Shri Eshwar Malpe, Social Activist. Guest of Honour Shri. Samson P Roy, DGM Podar International Schools - Karnataka Division. Presided over by Shri. Udayakumara A N, The principal, Podar International School, Udupi. The event came to an end with an outstanding performance by our students.
Culminating Event 'Myths and Legends: Believe it or Not' - 2023

Podar International School, Udupi organized a culminating event, 'Myths and Legends: Believe it or Not,' on Tuesday, 19 December 2023.

This event served as the conclusion for the theme "MYTHBUSTERS: Uncovering Myths, Fairy Tales, and Legends Engraved in Time. "Students from Grades 1 to 4 presented a fashion show on Fairy Tales and Super Heroes. Meanwhile, students from Grades 5 to 8 participated in the 'Character Come Alive' activity, where they dressed up as their favourite characters and introduced them to the audience. The students thoroughly enjoyed the event, and Principal Sir delivered a message on the theme. Here are a few glimpses of the events.

Field trip to Historical place 'Barkur' - 2023

Podar international school, Udupi discover the beauty of historical places and ruins that remain after centuries in the world. A Field trip was organised with a theme on Myth Busters, a topic closely connected to history and its importance in the Integrated English Language as a part of learning. A Field tip was organised on Monday ,18th December,2023.

It is essential that a child learns what his/her surroundings have to offer. They can learn more about the past from historic monuments than what is offered in books. Grasping ability is enhanced in any child when they learn through observation. Podar International School believes that certain facts are best learned by seeing. A step in this initiative is taking children regularly on educational field trips. On the basis of the IE theme "Myth busters," our school arranged a field trip to Barkur temples.The students from Grades 1 to 8 were taken to the Barkur Batte Vinayaka temple and Jaina Basadi to see how beautifully temples were designed and built. Batte Vinayaka temple is located on the banks of River Sita, and this town is a group of three villages - Hosala, Hanehalli, and Kachoor. It is said that Barkur was earlier divided into a number of keris, each having a tank and multiple temples. At one point, there were as many as 365 temples here. However, today, what remains of them are just ruins. Most temples that are functional here are dedicated to Lord Ganesha. With sloping terracotta-laden roofs lending them a distinct rustic charm, most of these temples date between the ninth and 12th centuries. Students were happy to see each sculpture with its uniqueness and wondered how it is so cool inside the temple even though it is so sunny outside. We also visited the historic place Katthale Basadi believed to be built during the Pandya (Bhuthala Pandya) rule. In one of the basadis, there is believed to be a tunnel. In one of the structures, we can see the removal proof of 24 Thirthankars' idols. Later, a Shiva Linga was also installed. Now, these monuments come under the Archaeological Survey of India. The structure dates back to the Vijayanagar empire. Several parts of the basadi have collapsed but still look amazing. The teachers provided them with a lot of information about the temple and also how it gives us a vital insight into human history and civilization. It was a fun-filled learning trip, enjoyed by the children.

Constitutional Day - 2023
Indian Constitution Day, observed on November 26th, commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of India in 1949. Our school created awareness among the students on constitutional values by conducting Quiz competition and presenting morning assembly.
Children's Day Celebration - 2023
Childrens' Day was marked with grand splendour and fiesta as the school campus buzzed with excitement and joy as it was a day where children wore coloured dresses that added beauty and grace to the programme. They came in festive fervour, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The Principal , co-ordinators and the teachers greeted the children warmly on this special day. Children are beautiful blossoms as they spread their fragrance everywhere.
Annual Sports Meet 2023-2024

Podar International School, Udupi conducted the Annual Sports Meet on Thursday, 9th November, 2023.

The school hosted its 6th Annual Sports Meet 2023 in the Ajjarkadu District Stadium, in Udupi. A day filled with challenge, fervour and excitement was experienced in the midst of the thrills and cheers of the students.

Around 145 events were conducted from Grade I to X under different categories, such as Long Jump, High Jump, Broad Jump, Frog race, In & Out, 40 & 50 race, 1500mts,1000 mts, 100 mtrs race, Discuss throw, Ball throw, Shot put, baby hurdles and hurdles race were conducted .The Relay 4X100 mts for boys and girls House wise competition was the most spectacular one. Students actively participate in the individual & team events with vigour and team spirit. At the end of the day, students departed with a clear smile and joy on their faces as the Ventus House emerged as winners for the March past, Ignis House won the Second Position and third position was bagged by the Aqua & the Terra House. This was a day filled with sportsmanship, enthusiasm and memories to cherish. The principal of this esteemed institution, Mr.Udayakumar A.N, thanked all the staff for their cooperation and support and advised children to keep their spirits high.

Kannada Rajyothsava Celebration - 2023

Kannada Rajyothsava was celebrated on 1st November, 2023.

1st November, is celebrated as the Kannada Rajyotsava in our state. We celebrated this auspicious day with a splash of bright colours, vibrant music, and rhythmic dance and motivating speeches by students and the Principal.

We took the blessings of goddess Bhuvaneshwari by offering Pooja and lighting the lamp. The event began with a state anthem "Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujathe," followed by the welcome dance, the traditional Bharatanatyam, and other cultural events like Vachana Sahitya. Our little blooming buds presented themselves as Akka Mahadevi, Basavanna, Jedara and Dasimaiah.

Our students performed energetic dance programmes depicting the culture and tradition of our state. Respected Principal Sir delivered an inspiring speech to the students on this occasion.

Parents Sports Meet - 2023
Podar International School, udupi organised the Parents Sports Meet on 28th October, 2023. The Parents Sports Meet was inaugurated with Aerobics and warm up exercises followed by various competitions like the Musical chair, Rangoli, Fruit Decoration, Cricket, Volleyball, Throwball. Students and parents played friendly matches and enjoyed with true sportsman spirit.
Dussehra Celebrations with the Tiger Dance - 2023

Dussehra was celebrated with joy and enthusiasm at Podar International School, Udupi. The day was filled with joy and a lot of excitement, as the students from Grades I to X were dressed in their colourful attire. There was a special dance arranged for the students as young tigers. They were seen in the corridors, all set to perform. After the photo session, the students assembled in the front yard and presented a lovely Dandia dance. They also danced with lots of energy and vigour to the mesmerising drum beats with the principal Sir, teachers and friends. Parents witnessed the event and encouraged the children with loud applause.

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Gourmet Club Activities - 2023
Students of Podar International School, Udupi enjoys every Saturday in different club activities. Here are the glimpses of one of the popular club - Gourmet Club. This club aims to encourage students to have an understanding of food hygiene and food safety and give the opportunity to try new recipes.
Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti and Birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri - 2023

Podar International School, Udupi celebrated the theme Truth and Non-violence, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

On this auspicious occasion, the Principal paid floral tribute along with the teaching and non- teaching staff to the portraits of our national leaders.

A speech was delivered by our Social Science teacher, Mr. Rizwan on the significance of the birth of these two leaders and highlighted the similarities between the two leaders in respective in their contributions towards our nation.

Our principal, Mr. Uday Kumara A N motivated all present to imbibe the exemplary qualities of simple living and high thinking which are more valuable in today's society.

The programme was concluded by our senior coordinator Mr. Mansur by high lighting the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and his immense contribution to India's freedom struggle.

On this occasion, the staff of Podar sang Gandhi's popular bhajans and held a campus cleaning campaign at the school.

Jai Hind.

International Democracy Day 2023-24
International Democracy Day is celebrated on 15th September, 2023. The Principal, Mr. Uday Kumar A N provided the platform for the students to read the Preamble of the Indian Constitution. Teachers from the Social Science Department, Ms.Chitra Bhende and Mr. Rizwan created awareness among the students about democratic values and provided information and explained the significance of the Indian Constitution.
Hindi diwas celebration - 2023

Hindi Divas is celebrated on September 14th every year to honor and promote the Hindi language in India. This day holds great significance as it commemorates the adoption of Hindi as one of the official languages of the Indian government back in 1949.

The purpose of Hindi Divas is to create awareness about the importance of Hindi and to encourage its usage in all aspects of life. It serves as a reminder of the rich cultural heritage and linguistic diversity of India. Hindi is spoken by a vast majority of the Indian population and holds a special place as one of the most widely spoken languages in the country.

On this day, Grade I & II students were presented Morning assembly in Hindi along with the cultural performance to celebrate the Hindi language.

Teacher's Day Celebration - 2023

The birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan celebrated on 5th September, 2023. It was celebrated to honor and appreciate the significant contributions of educators. It is a day where students express their gratitude towards teachers and acknowledge their tireless efforts in shaping young minds.

On this day, students came together to organize various activities and events to make their teachers feel special. Students sang melodious songs, tapped their feet to the rhythmic beats, eloquent speeches were delivered to express their heartfelt gratitude to their teachers.

Celebrating Kabir - 2023

Podar International School, Udupi observed and Celebrated 'KABIR' on the occasion of Teachers' Day to relate his teachings in the 21st Century.

Celebrating Kabir involves recognizing and appreciating his contributions to literature, spirituality, and social reform. Here are some aspects considered when celebrating Kabir :
Life story of Saint Kabir
Kabir's Doha
Biography of Kabir Das
Kabir in the 21st Century
Kabir’s Philosophy in Today’s Times.

Krishna Janmashtami Fancy dress Photography Event 2023-24

On the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, school organised a Fancy Dress Photography Event for Grades I - III.

Students participated in huge numbers.They came dressed as Krishna and Radha.

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Culminating Event 'Biz Kids Bazaar' - 2023

The Culminating event 'BizKidz Bazaar' under the theme 'Young Entrepreneurs' was organized by the students and staff members of Podar International School, Udupi within the school premises on September 2, 2023.

Different zones were created by the students, like the Indian Art Zone, the Food zone, the Hand painting zone, the Game zone, the music zone and the Podar TV zone.

Students showcased their artwork and all the students received opportunities to showcase their entrepreneurial skills to the visitors.

Podar TV zone had interaction with the visitors and collected their valuable feedback.

It was a truly amazing team work by our beloved students.We appreciate the support of our parents and well-wishers, their presence and involvement added splendor to the event.

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National Sports Day Celebration - 2023
National Sports Day celebration at Podar International School - Udupi. The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August. This annual observance, is a tribute to the enduring legacy of Major Dhyan Chand.
IE House Competition - Pitch It Up - A Clash of Advertisement - 2023

Podar International School, Udupi hosted a House competition - Pitch It Up - A Clash of Advertisement on August 28, 2023, which showcased the remarkable talents of the students.

The competition, held under the theme "Young Entrepreneur". Students of Grade 3 to 8 from four houses of Aqua, Ignis, Terra and Ventus enthusiastically participated in the competition. Each house was tasked with creating an original advertisement for a fictional product, allowing them to exercise their creativity without constraints.

It focused on evaluating participant’s confidence, creativity, knowledge and awareness through various advertising challenges.

77th Independence Day Celebration - 2023

Podar International School, Udupi celebrated 77th Independence Day with pomp and grandeur.

The Elocution Competition 2023-24
The Elocution Competition was conducted at Podar International School, Udupi. It was a wonderful platform for students to showcase their public speaking skills. The participants for the competition were chosen from grade 8-10.They exhibited exceptional talent and confidence as they delivered their speeches on various thought-provoking subjects.Topics ranged from environmental conservation and social issues to personal anecdotes and inspirational stories.
Welfare session on 'Growing Up, Good Touch & Bad Touch' - 2023

Sessions were conducted in batches on the following topics :

Grade I-V : Good touch and Bad Touch
Objective :
To create awareness among children about their safety in the school and their surroundings.
To make them understand and overcome the emotional stress and fear with unsafe touch by the stranger.

Grade VI-X Boys : 'Growing up!'
Objective :
To educate and create awareness among boys about puberty and the changes that happen during puberty.
To overcome their emotional concern during puberty.

Grade VI-X Girls : 'Growing up!'
Objective :
To educate and create awareness among girls about puberty and the changes that happen during puberty.
To overcome their emotional concern and how to maintain hygiene during menstruation.

Thematic Activities at PIS Udupi - 2023

Children started their first day at school with the Thematic Session - Marvelous Me.

Followed by the three lessons:
About Me
My Family
My School.

In this session, students enjoyed different activities like drawing themselves, their family, the food they like etc. They listened to the stories based on the lessons. They had a tour around the school and interviewed Principal Sir, teachers and the peon to know their duties and responsibilities. They also framed a poster on the school rules and had fun in the learning session. They enjoyed the experiential learning activities with their teachers and friends.

Live Streaming India’s Chandrayaan 3 Mission Launches for the Moon - 2023

Congratulations INDIA!

Students witnessed the Launching of Chandrayaan 3 virtually on July 14, 2023 at 2:35 pm as scheduled, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India. The Programme was organised by the school to create curiosity among the students. Students applauded and cheers swept through the mission in the classroom for successful launching of Chandrayaan 3.

Investiture Ceremony 2023-24

‘The Training of Tomorrow’s Leaders’, was the motto of the Investiture ceremony for the Academic Year 2023-2024, was held on Saturday, the 8th July, 2023 at Podar International School, Udupi. It is a matter of pride and honour to see our new office bearers shoulder the school responsibilities as the New Prefect Council came into existence.

After continuous and heavy rain for three consecutive days, students were back to school to witness the inauguration of the Students' Council for the Year 2023 - 2024. All the council members were waiting for this exciting moment. It was a grand occasion as the event started with the dignitaries being received by marching by the School Head boy, Master Chris Johann Mathais, followed by the Head girl Miss Megha Shetty, the Principal Mr. Udaya Kumar A.N, the Chief guest DYSP Mr. Dinakar PK, the Guest of Honour Circle Inspector Mr. Manjunath Gowda and Police Sub-Inspector Mr. Khadar presided over the function.

Culminating 'TECH-O-MANIA' - 2023

This event was an open platform to showcase the talents and the changes that have occurred in technology in today’s world.

The event focused on how technology has gained importance in our daily activities and moved into our lives and homes.

Students presented various social media devices, showed and explained how technology has changed our lives today and how it might change in future.

These events give the students an opportunity to display their understanding and knowledge of the impact of technology on our lives.

Students displayed their work that was done in the classroom during their sessions. They presented ideas creatively by putting up posters on different topics covered in the IE session.

They explored a lot of information on technology and are able to predict the future technology much in advance.

Field Trip Under the IE Theme – ‘Tech It-Up’ Visit to an Electronic Store - 2023
Tiny tots from Podar International School Udupi visited the Harsha Electronics Showroom. This field trip was arranged by the school under the IE Theme - Tech It Up. Students walked around the showroom where various electronic gadgets were displayed. They had a lot of discussion with the team members in the showroom. Our little ones were excited about seeing the different gadgets. They were able to identify a few of them.
Debate Competition - 2023

A debate Competition was held on the 26th June, 2023. The topic was – Technology in Education is a boon or bane? Students from Grades VIII-X participated from the four different Houses. Students were very interactive as they lead the debate on the following arguments. They well connected the topic saying about teacher and the evaluation through various apps extra learning, physical health, distraction, misuse of technology, online teaching and critical thinking.

This competition was conducted with the purpose to increase student’s confidence, poise, and self-esteem.

To provide an engaging, active, learner-centered activity.
To improve rigorous higher-order and critical thinking skills.
To enhance the ability to structure and organize their thoughts in the given frame of time.

Above all it was a wonderful learning experience.

International Yoga Day - 2023

Every year people from all over the world celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st, June.

On the event of International Yoga Day our school organized yoga sessions for all the grades. Students from Grade X presented a short assembly on the significance of Yoga in our daily life. Various yoga asana were performed, and also presented in the dance form.

The main motto of celebrating this day is to raise awareness among children, young and the old about the benefits of practicing yoga. The programme concluded with the speech by Principal Mr. Uday Kumar A.N. The programme ended with the National Anthem. Students had live yoga sessions, the Principal, staff and the students actively involved in the yoga session.

Podar Student Council Election 2023-24

At Podar International School, Udupi, the students had to undergo the election procedure. Nominations for the post of Cultural and Sports Captains were approved by the Principal on the 9th June, 2023. Students campaigned vigorously for their candidates by visiting all the grades. Finally the Students' Council Election was held on Wednesday, 14th June, 2023.

The results were announced on the same day by the Principal. He congratulated the winners as well as all the candidates that had contested for the school elections. Students cheered for their candidates and the newly elected council members.

The council elections helped the young voters to understand the importance of casting votes and the way of Democratic Election.

In short it was an exciting day for all the students at Podar.

Morning Assemblies were conducted in an Innovative Way - 2023

Podar International School, Udupi conducted Morning Assembly through Online Mode due to the arrival of Monsoons.

Monsoon showers have brought much needed relief to the residents and nature above all.

As this month of June, we promote the theme Tech-It-Up. Technology was made available in an innovative way. All the grades witnessed the assembly from their respective classes through the Google Meet. We could witness the assembly in our classrooms staying indoors.

World Environment Day - 2023

Podar International School, Udupi celebrated 'World Environment Day' in a meaningful way. Morning assembly was conducted by the Grade 9 students performed a street play on the theme - Plant a tree.

The Principal, teachers, non-teaching staff and the students planted the saplings in the school campus.

To develop the ability to think and organize the thinking to create something useful from waste, ‘Wonder from Waste’ competition was conducted in School.

Students were taken to the Horticulture department for a nature walk, the place comprises of 27 acres of vast land with variety of plants and trees. They learned about the scientific methods of planting such as ploughing, tilling, leveling and grafting and so on. Mr. Varun K J, Assistant Director of the Horticulture department guided and explained the process of scientific farming.

Overall it was a great experience!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Podar Education Network, as the pioneer in the field of education, offers the best CBSE board school in Udupi, that instructs its students in the English language. Being the most advanced schools in Udupi, we not only tend to academic excellence but the holistic development of your child. Thus, Podar CBSE School in Udupi is considered one of the best English medium schools in Udupi, Maharashtra.

Podar CBSE school in Udupi is considered one of the best schools in the region for students pursuing globally-acclaimed education in 11th and 12th classes. It offers an end-to-end schooling system enhanced with a globalized curriculum, sports and extracurricular development, and step-by-step guidance to enable students to pave their paths to a bright and successful future.

The detailed fee structure for Podar CBSE school in Udupi is available on our website.

As one of the best CBSE schools in Udupi, our infrastructure has been designed to incorporate the principles of ergonomics at all levels. With spacious and comfortable classrooms, innovative well-equipped labs, a full-equipped medical centre, state-of-the-art libraries, expansive playgrounds and extra-curricular activity rooms, Podar CBSE school in Udupi offers some of the best modern facilities at the disposal of students.

Here is a list of the documents you will require for admission to the Podar CBSE school in Udupi:
  • Student’s Birth Certificate.
  • Student’s Aadhaar Card.
  • School Leaving Certificate (can be submitted later if currently not available) (Std 2 onwards).
  • UDISE Number (Unified District Information System for Education) from current school (Std 2 onwards).
  • Student's previous/current class Report Card (Std 2 onwards).
  • Address proof (any one) : a) Ration Card. b) Electricity Bill c) Passport d) Aadhar Card.
  • Aadhar card of any one parent/guardian.
  • Pan Card of any one parent/guardian.
  • Passport size photograph of the student.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable).
Head over to our Admissions page on our Podar Udupi CBSE school website to have a detailed view of the online and offline admission process.

To know more about the transfer process and transfer certificates for our best CBSE school in Udupi, you can visit our Podar International School website.

Podar International CBSE school in Udupi offers safe and secure transportation to and fro for their students. The entire school premises is fitted with CCTV cameras and trained attendants, so as to maximize the security of our students, who are regularly monitored, and safely picked up and dropped off by our bus transport facility.

The age limit for children seeking admission to Nursery in Podar CBSE school in Udupi is set at 2 years, completed latest by 31st December 2023. The detailed eligibility criteria in terms of the age norms have been specified on the Podar CBSE board school in Udupi Admission Page.

Podar International Schools across India are renowned not only for their excellent academic teaching but also for the holistic development of their students. Offering a vast range of traditional & new age sports and a variety of extracurricular activities for children to hone their skills, here are the extracurricular activities that our CBSE school in Udupi offers its students:
  • Theatre
  • Indian and Western Dance
  • Classical and International Music
  • Public Speaking and Debating
  • Computer Animation

There are two easy ways you can seek admission for your child at Podar CBSE school in Udupi - Online & Offline visit.
Online Admission Process:
  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. The following documents are to be uploaded while filling the online application form:
    • Student’s Birth Certificate.
    • Student’s Aadhaar Card.
    • School Leaving Certificate (can be submitted later if currently not available) (Std 2 onwards).
    • UDISE Number (Unified District Information System for Education) from current school (Std 2 onwards).
    • Student's previous/current class Report Card (Std 2 onwards).
    • Address proof (any one) : a) Ration Card. b) Electricity Bill c) Passport d) Aadhar Card.
    • Aadhar card of any one parent/guardian.
    • Pan Card of any one parent/guardian.
    • Passport size photograph of the student.
    • Caste Certificate (if applicable).
  3. After submitting the online application form, if there are seats available in the standard that you have applied in, an email with a payment link for the first term fees will be sent to you. Parents are requested to make the necessary payment online.
Offline Admission Process:
  1. Complete the application form either online or collect the form from the school.
  2. Please submit the completed application form along with following documents at the School Office:
    • Photocopy of Student’s Birth Certificate.
    • Photocopy of Student’s Aadhaar Card.
    • School Leaving Certificate (can be submitted later if currently not available) (Std 2 onwards).
    • UDISE Number (Unified District Information System for Education) from current school (Std 2 onwards).
    • Photocopy of Student's previous/current class Report Card (Std 2 onwards).
    • Photocopy of Address proof (any one) : a) Ration Card. b) Electricity Bill c) Passport d) Aadhar Card.
    • Photocopy of Aadhar card of any one parent/guardian.
    • Photocopy of Pan Card of any one parent/guardian.
    • 3 Passport size photographs of the student.
    • Caste Certificate (if applicable).
  3. Please submit a Cheque with the first term fees to the School Office. All payments at the School are to be made by Cheque. Please mention the name of your ward, and contact number on the rear side of the Cheque. Fees once paid will be strictly non-refundable.

To learn more details about the admission process and confirmation, please visit the Admissions page on the Podar Udupi CBSE School website.