‘‘Graduation is an exciting time!

It brings in warm memories of the past and great dreams for the future.’’

Montessori senior students celebrated their graduation day programme on 16th March 2019.

Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Ekya schools and VP CMR group of institutions graced the occasion and applauded the young enthusiastic learners of pre-primary. With great zeal, she also welcomed the students and their parents. Ms. Ayesha Sirajuddin, Head of Ekya School JP Nagar, congratulated and blessed all the little ones in her motivating address.

An exhilarating musical performance was presented by adorable graduating students. They merrily sang their well-rehearsed songs – “It’s a beautiful day” and “watch me as I graduate”. Students were then conferred with personalized citations as they received the graduation certificates from Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy and Ms. Ayesha Sirajuddin. They looked their best in hat and sash and were thrilled to receive their certificates in the presence of parents and grandparents.

Parents were then invited to visit the Quest showcase displayed in all the Montessori classes and corridors showcasing the students’ work in Language, Math, Quest, Visual arts and Performing arts. Some of the new topics like needs and wants pushes and pulls, weather and its effects and needs of living things were the highlights of this year.

Children naturally love visual arts and this years’ topics like pop art, abstract art, monochrome painting, designing a coffee mug, optical illusion art, watercolor shading, etc. were the addition to the already existing prodigious content. Students enjoyed working on pop art as it involved working with lots of colors, different patterns, and designs. They also learned new techniques like monochrome painting where they used just 1 color and painted different shades of it.

Performing arts was another interesting subject which students enjoyed a lot. Some of the new songs done were the hokey pokey action song, po pow pay dance, walking in the jungle, hold still, icky sticky bubble gum, and yo gabba. Their imagination flew high with new stories like The Gingerbread Man, The Elephant Story, Wolf, and the Seven Goats and Mr. Wiggle and many more.

Parents took a keen interest in the exhibits and were mesmerized by the work done by the students and enjoyed watching it.

       

Also as part of the Service Learning plan, students of Grades 5 to 9 made art, craft and other utility articles. Items like hand painted bags, quilling earrings & hairclips & keychains, book corner & bookmarks, hand painted t-shirts, runner & placemats, vase were put on sale. The proceeds collected will be directed in sponsoring the education of 10 girls, studying at St. Anthony’s School, Banashankari, under the care of the Calvary Chapel Trust.

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