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Highlights for the month of August 2016

Coffee with Grandparents

‘Coffee with grandparents’- a meeting for grandparents of KG students was held on 4th August 2016. The meeting was held to honour them, to create a platform for them to interact and to help children become aware of their strength, information and to guide them by involving grandparents in the school activities. Various activities were planned with the participation of grandparents. There was a positive feedback from the grandparents; they felt honoured as the school valued their contribution.

Scouts and Guides Camp

An interschool unit camp was held for scouts and guides from 5th to 7th August 2016 at the Tonakela camp centre, Avadi. 26 scouts and 12 guides attended the camp where children gained experience in scouting. They did morning exercises, played adventurous games and had fun games in the evening. Children won many prizes like best patrol (scouts & guides); best patrol leader (scouts & guides) and 1st prize for inter unit cultural programmes.

Cubs and Bulbuls

Cubs and bulbuls participated in a camp at the Tonakela camp centre, Avadi on 6th and 7th of August 2016. 21 cubs and 22 bulbuls participated in the camp organized by Patel’s Scouts and Guides. They took part in various competitions and won prizes like the best six (cubs and bulbuls). They secured 2nd place in inter unit culturals.

Presentation on Elephant Care

A presentation was conducted on elephant care facility on August 8, 2016. Students from classes II to IX attended the session. Tree foundation and WRRC together organized the session. Ms. Supraja Dharini conducted the session where children learnt the importance of protecting wildlife in their own habitat. As part of this, the Interact club took initiative in collecting 100 kg of ragi and Rs. 2656 from children with which 87.5 kg of rice was bought. The provisions collected were donated to the Tree Foundation for the welfare of 3 elephants maintained by them.

Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day was celebrated with great pomp and splendor on 15th August 2016 at the school premises. Community singing was undertaken by the school students in and around Kotturpuram locality. This was followed by flag hoisting by the chief guest Shri. Rajendran IAS and the chief guest address. Shri. Rajagopal, our Secretary graced the event with his presence. Patriotic singing, speech and a skit on “unity, peace and patriotism” followed the elegant march past by the four houses and RSP.

Orientation Session for Class XII D

An orientation session was conducted on 18th August 2016 for the children of class XII D (Commerce stream) by Mr. Subhash Chand, an alumnus of AMM School. He addressed the students and created awareness among the children about the significance of board exams. He also gave them tips to attempt the board exams and score good marks.

Medical checkup

Medical checkup was held on 18th and 19th August for primary children and on 22nd and 23rd of August for classes V to XII. School counsellor organized the programme. Staff from Omayal Aachi School of Nursing conducted the medical camp. Health document including eye checkup by Dr. Agarwal eye hospital was done. Follow-up action has to be taken.

Murugappa Culturals

Murugappa Culturals (maiden event), a cultural fest involving students from all the four schools under the AMM Foundation – AMM, TI, VCHSS and SRM was held on 20th August 2016. The programme, inaugurated by Mrs. Meyyammai Venkatachalam, Correspondent, AMM School commenced with the slogan – “four schools on one platform.” The programme was aimed to encourage healthy competition among the students of sister schools. Shri. Rajagopal, our Secretary inaugurated the valedictory function and gave away the prizes.

Madras Day Celebration

Madras day was celebrated on August 22nd, 2016 under the initiative of the Social Science department of our school. A skit was enacted in which children dressed up as Madras icons. A quiz on Madras was conducted for 3 levels. Various competitions like essay writing, painting, pencil sketching were conducted for classes III to IX. Children from classes III and VIII made placards on “Smart City – Dream Chennai 2020” to create awareness on “Save Chennai.” They stood on either side of the road near signals with the placards and created awareness through slogans. Children participated in various Madras day competitions outside the school such as project exhibition on “smart city,” multimedia presentation on heritage sites in Chennai and an interschool skit competition on Madras icons.

Krishna Jayanthi Celebration

Krishna Jayanthi was celebrated on 24th August 2016. Children entertained the audience mesmerizing Raasa leela performance. Mrs. Anuradha enlightened children with stories of Krishna and the relevance of Krishna Jayanthi.

Parenting Programme

A parenting programme session was held on 27th August 2016 for the parents of classes V to VIII students. The session, organized by the school counsellor had Dr. Sangeetha Madhu as the resource person. 124 parents attended the session which discussed topics like positive parenting, global leadership and how to become committed citizens.

Career Guidance Session

A career guidance session was conducted on 27th August 2016 for class XII students and their parents. The session was organized by the school counsellor with Mr. Jayaprakash Gandhi as the resource person. Almost 105 parents attended the session. Mr. Gandhi spoke on options available after class XII. He gave tips for examination and also details on how to select the right course and institute.

Project Day for KG to Class IV

Project day was held for KG and classes I to IV on 27th August 2016. It is the culmination of the Term I learning of the academic session. The project was presented subject wise and based on the theme "Rio Olympics". Each class children were divided among the various subjects including Craft, Music and Physical Education. KG children did the work based on the topics given. Class I presented their project separately whereas Class 2, 3 and 4 children were taken as one group and presented their project, subject wise. This gave an opportunity for them to learn from other class children.