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N E W S L E T T E R

Vol. 1 | 2013

ARADHANA ACADEMY
Aradhana Layout, Arekere, IIMB Post, Bangalore 560076. Website: www.aradhanaacademy.com Email: info@aradhanaacademy.com

From the Principals desk


When I believe I can, then I can acquire the ability to do it even if I didnt have it in the beginning. Hello and welcome back to the Aradhana Family. We have begun yet another year (2013 - 14) with bigger dreams and greater aspirations for our students. In Aradhana Academy, academics has always been of primary importance, but in todays razor edged competitive world, it is important that our students are given lessons in life skills to move on in life with confidence. To achieve this, our school has initiated activities that includes sports and art and crafts, clubs like The Literary and Dramatics Club, The Science Club, The I.T. Club, The Eco club, The Home Science club, to name a few. I am also happy to announce that we are a part of International School Award an accreditation scheme for curriculum based international work in school. The aim is to give our school an international ethos. We also understand that technology is making a huge difference in our lives, and to keep up with it, we now have a portal where parents can check the performance of their wards and all activities taking place in school. As a part of our effort to stay connected and keep all of you updated, every year we bring out our newsletter. I feel extremely delighted to present the first newsletter of this year. I thank the newsletter team for their effort and hard work. Parents, students and staff, we are all partners in our commitment to excellence. We will continue to work together in maintaining our academic and extra-curricular programs. Thank you and God bless. Sr. Moly Parayil Principal

Inaugural Day
On 3rd June 2013, the students of Aradhana School excitedly set foot into the campus with hope in their eyes and joy in their hearts. The highlight of the welcome ceremony was the Swagatam song put to lively rhythmic steps. Sr. Moly addressed the students and conveyed her message of obedience, punctuality and hard work. Keeping with the tradition of the Aradhana family, all the staff members were introduced to the students and parents. The most unique part of the function was the new School Anthem rendered by the teachers. The function created the right atmosphere to usher in the new academic year.

Save the Date!


Art & Craft Exhibition October 26, 2013 Annual Sports Day January 26, 2014

THE MESSENGER

OCTOBER 2013

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

Vanamahotsava Investiture Ceremony


On 15th June 2013, Aradhana School conducted school elections for the new office bearers. Classes 5th to 9th exercised their votes. The results were announced on19th of June. In keeping with the solemn tradition, the new office bearers were inducted into the school cabinet at a ceremony for the current year 2013 2014. The smartly turned out members had the proud privilege to march alongside the chief guest Kavita Agarwal. The student council took an oath to put up their best and uphold the honour and discipline of their school. Parents of the elected members were also present at the ceremony. Vanamahotsava was celebrated on 5th July 2013. Sr. Moly, our principal presided over the function. Sr. Lalitha, our vice-principal was the guest of honour. The function was organized by the students of class VIII. The program began with a prayer followed by a skit, mime and a song. All the events were woven around creating awareness and saving the environment. Keeping up with the spirit of Vanamahotsava, the students of class 8 presented saplings to Sr. Moly and Sr. Lalitha. The program culminated with students taking an oath to save and protect the environment.

Independence Day
Independence Day, organized by the students of class 6 went on to become one of the most memorable celebrations of the month. The day came alive with students dressed up as freedom fighters. This was accompanied by soulful singing of Vande Mataram by the school choir. The entire campus became vibrant as the senior students performed dances to the beats of the patriotic songs. The presence of our chief guest, Major Aditi, from the Indian army added to the patriotic fervor. Her message to the students about standing up to the countrys need was truly inspiring. Our principal Sr. Moly, in an equally inspiring speech conveyed the importance of being responsible citizens. The students put up an impressive show. It was truly a day to reckon.

Mango Fest
Aradhana Kids World celebrated the Mango Fest on 21st June 2013. The entire building was bathed in yellow with children dressed in yellow as well. The teachers looked their best in yellow saris. The classrooms were adorned with theme charts. The children sang songs and participated in lots of activities, which were specially designed for them. They made collages with hand impressions and painted pictures with sponges. The fest concluded with the kids feasting on mangoes.

THE MESSENGER

OCTOBER 2013

KISA Debate

Teachers Day

Marathon

KISA Debate
The KISA debate for the year 2013 14 was hosted by Aradhana School. It was an honour to have around 40 ICSE schools for the competition. Schools as far as Mysore and Chikmagalur participated in the event. Mrs. Usha Rajgopalan, an eminent writer and environmentalist was the chief guest. KISA debate saw some healthy competition, enormous display of talent and some fierce debating. The winners in junior category were the students from Presidency School. Christ Academy clinched the trophy in the senior category.

On the 5th of September, all the staff members of the Aradhana family, visited auto Rajas Home of Hope which houses upto 400 abandoned people. It was a humbling experience for the staff members.

Marathon
Aradhana Academy has always stood for Education for all. The school has sponsored the education of many needy kids and has admitted many kids who are academically challenged and made it their mission to get them through school in flying colours. Aradhana Academy organized a 4km Marathon on 1st September 2013 to promote this cause. Sr. Moly flagged off the marathon at 7.15 a.m. The participants took off with great zeal from the Aradhana Academy ground. Sr. Moly, our VicePrincipal Sr. Lalitha and others cheered the runners as they reached the finishing point. In a small ceremony, prizes were given to the winners and Participation Certificate to all participants. The event was a resounding success.

Teachers Day
Teachers Day was marked by a lot of joy and enthusiasm. The students took the teachers by surprise by organizing a program for them. Their hard work showed as the stage reverberated with the sounds of music and dance. The highlight of the function was the teachers participation in the dance and music.

THE MESSENGER OCTOBER 2013

Fiesta Dei Bambini


On 21st September 2013, Aradhana Academy hosted Fiesta Dei Bambini a one of a kind inter pre-school festival for children between ages 2 and 5 years. The idea was to celebrate children, get them excited and involved. The fete had a number of activities for pre-schoolers including fun with colours, rhymes competition, lemon and spoon race, balls in the basket and frog race. It was amazing to watch the kids recite the rhymes with such confidence and ease. Prizes and certificates were handed out to the winners and participants at the end of the event. The function was well attended by parents, kids and representatives of various schools.

Grand Parents Day


Kidsworld celebrated Grand Parents Day on 31st August 2013. It was a day for the children to show their gratitude and appreciation to their grandparents. Children expressed their happiness in various ways. L.K.G students performed a fashion show representing the ethnic dresses of different states of India. Games were conducted for the Grand parents. All Grand Parents participated enthusiastically and contributed to the joy of the occasion.. UKG children enacted a wonderful play Monkey and the cap-seller. After some songs and merriment, the program concluded with a vote of thanks from Liya Rachel. The tiny tots made it a memorable day for all the Grand Parents.

Shramdhana
Shramadana means Gift of Labour. Implicit in this statement are tenets of service, cooperation restraint and non-violence-the tenets Mahatma Gandhi sincerely believed in and propagated. Keeping up with ideals of Gandhiji, Aradhana Academy organized Shramadana on the august occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The students of class VIII and IX, along with the entire staff donated their time and effort in sprucing up the campus and the surrounding areas. The event began with the lilting prayer, Raghupati Raghav Rajaram rendered by the teachers. It was followed by a brief speech on Gandhji Jayanti by our principal Sister Moly. She also informed us about Guardian Angels Day which happened to fall on the same day. With the blessings from the guardian angel and Sister Molys good wishes the students formed small groups headed by a teacher and went about de-weeding the garden, watering the plants, cleaning up the litter in the campus and sweeping the adjacent road. In two hours the campus stood completely transformed. It was good to see so much enthusiasm and energy in every single person involved. In all the power of collective action came through in full measure.

Something to ponder about


Can you tell how Attitude adds up to a hundred?