KG Annual Day 2019-20
The KG division of IPHS celebrated KG annual Day on 15th February 2020.The event was graced by Chief Guest Dr. K. R. Sheeba, Clinical Core Faculty, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, RAKMHSU.
The event began at 5 in the evening with recitation of Holy Quran, followed by National Anthem, Welcome speech, presentation of the KG annual report by the supervisor Dr. Soumya Shree, Key note address by Dr. Sheeba, Chief Guest of the Day followed by the prize distribution ceremony for the winners of the folk dance competition. They were felicitated with certificates and trophies by the Chief Guest Dr. K. R. Sheeba, Chairman Mr. Reji Skaria, and Principal Mrs. Anubha Nijhawan.
The KG annual Day showcased various dance performance in various languages and with the tiny tots dancing for the numbers in beautiful costumes and props to accompany. There was a special dance performance called ‘Meri Pari’ which was a tribute to girl child. Four girl students from KG 2D along with their dad presented this program on the stage.
The event winded up with a Thank you song by the students of KG2 and presentation of Thank you cards for the dignitaries of the event.
Christmas Celebration – KG Section
‘Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingled all the way for the KG department of IPHS as before the close for winter vacations conducted class activities as part of the Christmas celebrations. Christmas which is famously synonymous with Santa Claus and pine trees were very much part of the activities. There were also take away goodies for the kids to enjoy. The classrooms were filled with elements that are part of Christmas day celebrations.
KG 2 did a Christmas tree activity with palm shapes of the children that had hand written messages like ‘ Merry X-Mas’ with lot of embellishments.
As part of take away craft the kids did a Santa Claus made of foam cups with a hat made of red colour charts. KG 1 got a visual treat as they enjoyed some time out on the school quadrangle with Santa Claus. All students danced merrily to the music to celebrate Christmas.
Free hand drawing was done where pictures of Christmas tree with lovely decorations were drawn by students with messages ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’ as it is Christmas rings in the dawn of another beautiful year for all of us.
‘Fun With Mom’ – KG Section
The sight of the mother holding a little one’s hand and a smile blossoming on her countenance was very much evident on the evening of 7th December, 2019 as they entered the gates of IPHS for the ‘Fun with Mom’ event. An evening solely dedicated for the wonderful mothers wherein they could spend quality time with their little ones is something which the Kindergarten of IPHS thought about and came up with this idea. It was also an evening for the mothers to exchange a lot of camaraderie and bond with other fellow ladies and enjoy.
The ‘Fun with Mom’ event was conducted for both KG 1 and KG 2 on the same day with a host of activities lined up to engage the energetic little ones and their wonderful mothers. It was also a platform for the talented mothers to who volunteered to be in-charge of the activities to express their creative, artistic side.
The event included Nail Art, Henna design, Face Painting, Mask Making, Origami and Photo Frame making, games. Something that was more than sufficient to engage the mothers and the tiny tots for a fun filled evening that also enabled them to take home crafts as a testimony to the sheer enjoyment that this ‘Fun with Mom’ gave them.
This evening also brought to light talented singers and dancers too as quite many of them belted out songs in Gujarati, Rajasthani, Malayalam, and Hindi and also danced merrily to the songs that were played to add to the joyous mood. The kids also were dancing happily to the numbers that were played.
There was also munching and drinking happening as there was a dedicated refreshment counter for our wonderful mothers and kids. Thus this two hour event winded up with happy memories for the mothers and the tiny tots as this ‘Fun with Mom’ paved way for much exuberance and bonhomie.
UAE National Day Celebration – KG Section
The corridor along the KG department was filled with Red, Green, White and Black colours on 26th November 2019 as it celebrated UAE National Day with great Spirit and enthusiasm.
The tiny tots were in clothes and accessories representing the colours in the UAE National Flag and were waving the flag on the day as it was abuzz with wonderful activities.
To begin with the KG 2 department presented an exhibition with models indicating the elements that are part of UAE culture, tradition, developments, landmarks, services, landscape, icons etc. All in all there were 25 models in display – a tribute to UAE for the UAE National Day. It was a wonderful array of models that looked breathtaking and colourful.
A giant flag was also part of the celebration. Red colour shaped hearts, green colour shaped date trees, doves to represent white colour and star shaped paper cuttings were used for the black portion of the flag. As we know each colour of the UAE flag represent very important virtues.
The members of the Senior Leadership Team also wrote messages on the shapes and were gladly part of the activity. The shapes are bore hand written messages from the students and were stuck in the making of the flag.
The activities were also in full swing inside the classrooms where KG 1 students did a fan depicting UAE flag colours and KG 2 students did drawing and coloring of the important elements of UAE.
Anti Bullying Week – KG Section
As per the MOE directive Anti bullying week was observed from 17th November, 2019. The KG section did a host of activities to sensitize the young ones towards the ill effects of bullying and the need to stay away from it.
The activities included storytelling, songs, skit, placards with messages, Collage work on charts, drawing images on anti-bullying, writing, pledging against anti-bullying through palm prints on charts.
The KG section also conducted a special assembly on 19th November, 2019 and imparted messages such as ‘It is not good to be mean with actions’, It is not good to be mean with words’ and ‘we say no to Bullying.’
Chart activity was carried out by KG 2 reflecting a variety of work by students. They drew images suggesting the importance of being kind, showing love and care, being a buddy which are all the elements to strengthen anti bullying tendency in the society at large.
KG 1 did a poster activity to teach children not to hurt anyone with words or actions. The students as a pledge put palm prints on the important messages to show their solidarity towards the need to show love care and respect.
Discussions also took place in the class towards real life scenarios which tantamount to undesirable bullying behavior. Thus through various ways students were taught about anti-bullying and the importance it holds.
Fruit Salad Day - KG Section
Fruits and Vegetables are nature’s gift to mankind. It is very important for the little ones to understand this not just from their text books but also inculcate the learning by following healthy food habits.
Fruits are a very important source of nutrients for the body and especially for their developing muscles and bones. The Kindergartens celebrated this nature’s gift on November 19, 2019 calling it Fruit Salad Day. KG 1 and KG 2 students brought from home variety of cut fruits and enjoyed it during their recess time. They also tasted a variety of fruits that they had learnt at school.
KG 1 did 3D fruits out of paper and also played games to learn about fruits through play way method. KG 2 showed their love towards fruits by colouring a variety of fruits and took home a take away craft with a straw stuck to that.
This Fruit Salad Day thus was a important day for them as this will impart a very important learning to understand the goodness of fresh fruits and it is crucial to learn about that in this young age as does a lot of good to the young mind and body.
Children’s Day Celebration –KG Section
The Kindergarten section of IPHS celebrated children’s day in a very colourful way with the beginning to witness them dressed up in casual wear spreading laughter and cheer as they walked along the corridors waving to their friends.
As children’s Day is synonymous with Pandit Nehru and his immense love towards children the students, as part of the class room activity coloured a picture of Nehru celebrating with children. They also learnt to do wonderful paper craft looking like a flower with heart shaped message ‘Happy Children’s Day’
They had a surprise visitor dressed up as a penguin and the children were overwhelmed with surprise and joy and waved happily. Sweets from the school management were distributed to them and it was an additional bundle of joy to these little hearts. With loads of happiness, interesting class room activities enlivened with dance and music, flowers and sweets to take home this day was truly dedicated to them and at IPHS it was indeed a ‘Happy Children’s day’.
Special Assembly - Children’s Day
The Kindergarten section of IPHS conducted a special assembly on 12th November, 2019 to celebrate children’s day and the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru that falls on the 14th of the same month. The assembly started off with flag hoisting by the Principal, Mrs. Anubha Nijhawan, followed by Quran recitation and the prayer pledge motto by the teachers.
The students of both KG 1 and KG 2 put up special performances during the assembly. The tiny tots of KG 1 presented a group song whilst KG 2 danced splendidly for a song highlighting children’s day and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s love towards children who are adorable with their sweet innocence and exhibiting joy.
As children’s Day is synonymous with Pandit Nehru, the students, as part of the class room activity will be coloring a picture of Nehru celebrating with children. This activity will be carried out on the 14th of November.
KG Sports Day
The sports day for KG department was held on 4th November, 2019 at AURAK. It witnessed the attendance of the School Principal Mrs. Anubha Nijhawan, Supervisor Dr. Soumya Shree, Co-ordinator Mrs. Ligy Ajith, P.T masters and the parents who were visibly very excited to be part of the event. The final events for certain categories were also scheduled on that were scheduled on that day.
It started off with the national anthem, welcome address by Supervisor Dr. Soumya Shree along with a short note on the importance of sports. The event drew wide applause as the students of KG2 led by the student council members with their sashes and flags did the march past. The KG 1 students took part very enthusiastically in a drill to some music and it was thoroughly enjoyed.
Post the march past and the drill the final events, for the finalists of the sports Heats, that were scheduled for the day began and the winners were led to the victory stand. The first second and third place winners of the events Moon Walk, Sprint, Charlie Chaplin Walk and the Tunnel Race were felicitated with medals and trophies. The event came to a close with Vote of Thanks.
Flag Day Celebrations –KG Section
Flag Day is celebrated in UAE to The Flag Day marks the anniversary of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan becoming the president in 2004. Every year on 3rd November UAE celebrates this national occasion, in which the country reaffirms its allegiance to the UAE flag, which is a symbol of the country’s unity and greatness.
Raise it High! Raise it Proud! was reverberating in the IPHS school quadrangle on 3rd November 2019 as the Kindergarteners were enthusiastically went round waving the UAE national flag to the song ‘You are the symbol of unity’ that aptly highlighted what the country and its flag stands for.
As part of the class room activity the students drew the UAE national flag and some of them decorated with balloons and flowers. The students had brought flags in various sizes to celebrate the UAE Flag Day.
Folk Dance Competition – KG Section
Kindergarten Folk Dance Competition was conducted on Friday, 25th October 2019 and it witnessed enthusiastic participation from the tiny tots. The competition was divided into four categories Senior Kiddies – Boys, Senior Kiddies – Girls, Junior Kiddies – Boys and Junior Kiddies – Girls.
It was judged by Dr. Gopal Reddy, Professional Dancer and Teacher from Genius world for Education, Dr. Lakshmi, Doctor and classical dancer, Juelmin Antony, Doctor and classical dancer. The participants put in their best efforts and the winners from each category were announced at the end. All the winners will be awarded certificates and mementos.
Costume Day– KG Section
‘Costume Day’ was observed for the Kindergarteners from 20th of October to 23rd of October. A vision to become what they want to be in future and exhibiting various ideas or sharing messages on health, safety, or conservation of environment, character they admire were the highlights of the ‘Costume Day’. The idea was to give them a platform either nurture their ambitions or establish important thoughts or exhibit a thematic character of their choice.
Costume Day witnessed enthusiastic participation from the students belonging to Lower and Upper Kindergarten. The day witnessed exemplary hardwork and time that had been spent in designing the costumes in creative ways possible.
The students wore costumes ranging from airhostess, tooth fairy, teacher, Dettol, trees, super man, clock, heroes from the folklore etc. The Costume Day drew to a close with a thank you note for the management, students and parents for their support and contribution to make this day a huge success.
Vision Checkup – KG Section
Vision Checkup was organized by RAK opticals in the school premises on 10th & 20th October 2019. It was for the students of class KG students, teachers, drivers and caretakers.
Action Song & Story Narration Competition – KG Section
Rhymes, songs and stories are great tools that guide children to explore the beauty of music and language. They provide Kindergarteners an opportunity to develop social, communication and language skills.
Students of KG 2 participated in the preliminary rounds of Action Song and Story narration competitions that were held in three languages namely – Hindi, English, and Malayalam in the month of September 2019. Winners of the story narration competition were selected from the first round.
The final round of Action Song competition was held for the shortlisted students in October – on 13th and 14th 2019 respectively. Students judged as winners under each category of the Action Song competition and Story Narration will be felicitated with certificates and prizes on KG – Day.
Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations – KG Section
To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi the KG department held a special assembly on 2nd October, 2019. Students from KG 2 presented speech in three languages, English Hindi and Malayalam and also wore costumes representing the colour of Indian National Flag.
There was also a group song program by KG 2 students flanked by KG 1 students donning costumes to represent various inspirational national leaders and icons who have garnered a special place in Indian history. Principal Mrs. Anubha Nijhawan addressed the students and spoke about the importance of Gandhi Jayanti. The special assembly concluded with the Indian National Anthem.
Vegetable Day –KG Section
Inculcation of good habits should start right from young age. The caretakers, education providers and the society as a whole is responsible in teaching the younger generation the importance of imbibing good habits in the very prime of their life. Good habits also connote healthy eating habits. Eating vegetables becomes an important factor in leading a healthy life. To the young learners what better way to make them understand than putting up a stall of vegetables and dedicating a day for it.
KG 1 conducted activities for Vegetable Day on 17th September, 2019. ‘IPHS Vegetable Stall’ was put up right in front of their classrooms and colourful vegetables in all shapes and sizes took center stage on that day. They tiny tots were explained about them and the importance of including them in their diet. As part of class room activity they did vegetable printing and crowns with pictures of vegetables adorned their forehead – symbolic of their understanding of the necessity of eating vegetables.
BACK TO SCHOOL @ KG Section
The school reopened on the 1st September 2019 post summer vacation. After the long break the students of KG1 and KG2 were welcomed back by the teachers. The students were enthusiastic and excited as they were also back with their friends after enjoying a great vacation. The class room was decorated with colourful balloons and lovely ‘Welcome Back to School’ pictures.
The students of KG1 held a beautiful welcome board made by the teachers and posed happily with their classmates for the shutter bugs. KG2 students shared with their classmates about their holidays. They also whipped up energy to dance to some lovely songs welcoming them back to IPHS. Students did free hand drawing on how they spent their vacation. As drawing and colouring are always among a 5 year old’s favourite activities they drew lovely pictures as they reminisced about their time during the vacation.
Dates Festival @ IPHS-KG Section
Dates, one of the symbols of UAE ‘s rich culture and heritage is also a fruit which is a plenty with nutrients. When we think of UAE, date palm tree is an indispensable part of it and celebrating it only glorifies what it stands for.
IPHS celebrated Dates Festival on the 27th of June and provided a platform for rich displays. KG department took part in the dates festival and put up a wonderful display with an array of dates and decorations galore to go with it Prakhyaat Lokesha and Falah Ahmed from KG 2D gave a short speech on the benefits of dates and related it to the dates festival. The event also enabled the tiny tots to take home important information on the variety of dates and how it contributes to one’s overall wellbeing. They were encouraged to include it everyday as part of their diet as IPHS believes in inculcating such healthy habits vis a vis celebrating UAE rich culture and heritage.
Father’s Day @ IPHS
Objective: To create an opportunity for the students to show their affection by means of a small gift for their father made by them and to make this day a memorable one for both.
KG 1 and KG 2 made beautiful art and craft work to take home and give their father and wish Happy Father’s Day. KG1 students made a beautiful photo frame made of ice-cream sticks with Father’s day wishes. KG2 students did Origami art – a beautiful shirt made of paper with a picture coloured beautifully by them bearing heartwarming messages.
Festival of Colours – KG1
Objective: To develop students’ personal and social development; and their Innovation skills- PS2, 2.3 Social responsibility and innovation skills.
Element: 2.3.2 Work Ethic, innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The KG 1 division of IPHS celebrated colours by dedicating 5 days for red, green yellow and blue.
‘Festival of Colours’ conducted at IPHS Kindergarten Section from 12th May to 13th June 2019, was a roaring success. Four weeks of an array of activities, each week had a special colour theme representing the four house colours reflecting the school house system, Ruby (Red), Emerald (Green), Topaz (Yellow) and Sapphire (Blue).
‘Festival of Colours’ was flagged off by students coming dressed in the themed colour of that particular week- on the first day, followed by activities like collage work, bringing artifacts and also fruits representing the colour and designing and making articles symbolising the themed colour of the week. This also promotes healthy eating in a very creative way for the tiny tots to understand and also celebrate the array of colours over a month. Photographs and the art work are testimonies to positive work ethics, innovative and creative skills.
My School Tour – KG Section
Students of KG 2 were taken on a school tour on the 21st and 22nd May 2019. This activity was basically to provide with them all basic information with regards to the management, facilities, utility areas, and its whereabouts in the school.
They went on a tour to the office, clinic, library, labs and the students were given basic inputs by their class teachers. The students were excited and curious as it was a novel experience for them.
MOTHER’S DAY AT IPHS – KG SECTION
‘A mother is she who can take the place of others, but whose place no one else can take’.
Objective: To develop students’ personal and social development; and their Innovation skills- PS2, 2.3 Social responsibility and innovation skills.
Element: 2.3.2 Work Ethic, innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Students at IPHS celebrated ‘Mother’s Day’ with great enthusiasm and excitement. The young kindergartners were all full of happiness, emoting great love and affection for their mother. Students belonging to KG 1 and KG 2 did separate activities to as a testimony to the lovely bond they share with their mother. Teachers explained to the students the importance of this day and students exhibited Great Spirit and enthusiasm while doing the activities.
To express their love KG 1 students made hand designed cards and KG 2 Students made photo frame symbolically to capture a lovely moment with their source of joy. The photo frame was made of colourful ice cream sticks and a satin ribbon to hold it. It bore the message ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ ‘I love you mom’. They were take-away arts and children were eager to gift this to that very special person. A day dedicated to celebrate her in a very special way.
Art and Craft Week - KG Section
Objective: Art and Craft week provides an opportunity for students to learn to make various creative and useful items. To enable them to learn that even disposable items can be used in creative ways to make useful products.
The Art and Craft week was organized in the month of May from 12th to 16th May 2019. The activities carried out during the Art and Craft week were the following:
Photo frame: Mother’s Day was celebrated on 12th of May. Hence students made photo frame made office cream sticks and a satin ribbon to hold it. The photo frames were adorned with colourful cotton balls, buttons and glitters and bore the messages ‘I love you Mom’.
Stationery Holder: It was made out of plastic and metal tins or cans. The shells of nuts were used to cover the surface of the metal tins. They were painted to make them look colourful.
TikTikTok (Clock): A fun way to teach children about clocks. Paper plates, plastic spoons, small straws and pictures of cartoon characters were used to make this creative piece of art.
Cone Shaped Caps: A painted cap made of paper plates and colourful cotton balls, pompoms, thumb printing were also done to enhance its creative look.
It is Ice Cream Time: What better way to end the Art and Craft week during summer – With an ice cream looking colourful with the shapes cut from paper plates and cotton ball on top looking like a cherry.
Thus, the art and craft week concluded with various activities enjoyed by the students, it turned out to be productive and creative and to, reiterate, the students learned how even simple items can be used to create wonderful forms of art.
Founder’s Day Celebration - KG Section
IPHS Day/ Founder’s day was celebrated on the 5th May 2019 and along with the whole school KG division also took part in the birthday celebrations of IPHS.
The enthusiastic participation took place in the form of group song by KG 1 and group dance by KG 2. KG 2 danced with wonderful props highlighting the various stages of growth of the school since its inception. There were also class activities to express their love for their school and classrooms were beautifully adorned with messages, ‘I love IPHS’.
KG Student Council Election Campaign 2019 - 2020
Objective: To inculcate leadership qualities, To expose students to fair play and develop responsible citizen values.
Kindergarten Student Council election Campaign was held on 5th May 2019. Students contested towards the below mentioned portfolios through their electoral campaign speech which was one of the criterions. Kindergarten teachers cast their votes too.
Portfolios to the Student Council
- Head Boy
- Head Girl
- Sports Captain
- Happiness Leader
- Innovation Leader
- Health & Safety Leader
- Discipline Leader
- Environment Leader
- Activity Leader
House Captains for each house (a Boy & a Girl)
- Sapphire House
- Emerald House
- Ruby House
- Topaz House
Educational Trip to Digdaga Dairy Farm-KG1
Students of KG 1 were taken on an educational trip to Arab Co Farm Animal Production (Digdaga Dairy Farm) on 25th April 2019. Students dressed in PE uniform; adorning colourful sun hats and caps; clutching their adorable picnic bags after a short prayer boarded the school bus. All along the journey they started naming and asking which mall they were going to visit in their childish innocence for them milk meant a visit to local grocery, hypermarket or mall.
Very soon they were at the gates of Arab Co Farm Animal Production and starting traversing towards the stalls where the milch animals were kept. On their way they saw the Ghaf tree -the symbol for the year of Tolerance and excitedly identified it. The young learners were super excited to see the tractor from their picture book right in front of their eyes.
As they reached the cowshed or stall they were so happy to see the baby calves, mummy calves as they called out to the animals. They also had an answer as to why there were large fans; simple it is very hot. At the end they could relate cows eat grass- and they were happy to receive a bottle of milk from the production centre.KG students returned back to school with the knowledge that milk came from cows.
Sharing Day (Toy Day) – KG 1
Objective: To develop students’ personal and social development and their Innovation skills-
PS2, 2.3 Social responsibility and innovation skills.
Element: 2.3.2 Work Ethic, innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Sharing is a vital life skill. It is something children need to inculcate as part of developing their personal and social skills paving way for strong bond with their peers. There are various occasions where this skill comes into role whether at school, home or anywhere else. Thus to stress on the importance of sharing, at the onset of the new academic year, Sharing Day (Toy Day) was aptly organised for KG 1 students.
Students were asked to bring their favourite toys to school on 23rd April 2019.Under the guidance of the teachers, children exchanged toys and played with them. They were also encouraged to share small stories with their peers using their toys. Children were motivated and praised for exhibiting this invaluable quality – sharing and thereby bonding with their fellow mates. Having dedicated a day, teachers taught the students the importance of sharing through this fun filled activity.
Haq Al Laila Celebrations - Kindergarten
In the UAE, Haq Al Laila is celebrated on the night of Shaaban 15 on the Islamic calendar — during the month that precedes Ramadan. To commemorate this festival and inculcate the value of brotherhood and tolerance of culture in the minds of our young kindergartners, Songs in Arabic were played to mark the event; students danced in fun and frolic. Happily murmuring and tapping their feet as they stuck sweets on the large cut out of a chocolate which they coloured, wrote the name of their classmate. These sweets were then placed in a basket and exchanged with each other.
First Day of School - KG1
Students of KG1 came dressed in their favourite coloured outfits on 10th April 2019 some walking through the threshold confidently while others holding the hands of their parents, grandparents or siblings. The faces of both students and adults projected happiness, awe, excitement and a wee bit of nervousness too.
The school was decorated in grandeur to mark a memorable milestone for our young kindergartners -their very first day of formal education. A special welcome float was designed and displayed at the entrance of the KG block. The first day of school was ear marked with activities such as palm printing, music, dance, rhyme time learning centres etc. Goodies and a welcome note along with the school calendar was distributed. The students at the end of the day were seen and heard sharing their first day experience with their parents.
Orientation Programme – KG Section
Kindergarten Orientation Day was conducted in two phases. For KG1 on 30th March 2019 and KG 2 on 6th April 2019. Parents gathered in the school quadrangle. The orientation programme began with a welcome address by the Principal Mrs. Anubha Nijhawan who created awareness on school rules and expectations. The school counselor Mrs. Bitty Devasia disseminated information on the various school policies.
The KG Supervisor informed parents on the first week of school routines, about ID cards etc. After the information sessions parents and students were taken on a tour of the KG classrooms and play area. Later parents visited the transport both to meet the drivers and confirm school bus transportation details. Refreshments were served to the attendees. As a take away parents were given the Orientation Day Handouts which included all the important information for a smooth home to school transition.