On 21st June, 2017, Trinity International School joined the world to celebrate International Yoga Day. The immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body, mind and the inner self is indisputable. The entire school geared up for this day with great enthusiasm. Classes from primary and the secondary sections engaged in pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. The positive impact of yoga was also explained to the students.
That yoga was now getting the accolades and recognition it deserves is demonstrated by the fact that the entire world has accepted it as a medium for a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.
It was a proud day for parents and teachers of Trinity International School- Pre-Primary as it was the Graduation Ceremony for Senior K.G. students.
The program began with a prayer as innocent yet confident voices filled the hall.
This was followed by a speech by one of the students. Next the programme took a melodious turn when the students sang a song to express their gratitude to teachers as well as parents.
Mrs Meena Lamba, the Pre-Primary Head, addressed the parents and gave away the certificates to the students. The programme ended on a happy note with every student leaving the school premises with a gift hamper loaded with goodies!!
On 27th January 2017, the farewell party was organized to bid farewell to and felicitate class X students and wish them a great future. The students were all smartly dressed in their best formal attire. They reminisced about the fun-filled days in school and expressed how difficult it was for them to leave their alma mater. The mixed emotions of happiness, excitement tinged with sadness were visible on their bright faces. Various games like formations, marketing the product, bidding the price. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves playing & winning many prizes.
The Ex-officio Secretary, Mrs. Vinita D’Souza and the Head Master, Mr. Ajit Gaykar, enlightened the students with their words of wisdom. This was followed by felicitating based on their academics performances for the year 2015-2016. The best outgoing pupils of academic year 2016-17 batch were also felicitated with prizes and certificates.
The event concluded with a sumptuous lunch that was organized for the students and staff.
Republic day was celebrated with great patriotic fervour on 26th January, 2017. The programme commenced with a prayer followed by the hoisting of the National flag by our Ex-Officio Secretary Mrs. Vinita D’Souza followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Next up were some inspiring speeches by our teachers who reminded the audience of the sacrifices of our national heroes as well as our duties and responsibilities towards our nation.
The hall reverberated with patriotic songs sung by the choir who awakened the feelings of patriotism.
A role play on ‘Presidents of India’ took us into a flash back of Indian history. It gave an insight into their contribution in building our nation and taking it to great heights of glory.
The programme concluded with the rendition of the National Song ‘Vande Mataram’.
Chocolates were distributed to the students.
With Christmas round the corner students joined in the festivities with a class decoration competition organized on 22nd Dec 2016 for the students of std-V to X. The guideline given was usage of eco-friendly and reusable products. All the classrooms were dressed with bright and colourful bells, wreaths, stockings, stars, and beautiful and glittering Christmas trees. This competition not only brought out student’s enthusiasm but also their creativity. Std VI-B and Std IX were announced as the winners at the junior and senior level respectively. On 23rd December 2016 Christmas party, had been organized carols like ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Dashing through the snow…’, Rudolph the red nose reindeer…’, sung by the choir students filled the air with festivity. At the same time, Santa’s entry in the school added on to the excitement especially as he brought chocolates! The students of Std I to IV were given Santa caps. They all enjoyed the games and music and left happily with Christmas sweet boxes.
Diwali – the festival of lights – lit up the portals of Trinity International School on 27th October 2016. The entire school decked itself up with diyas, lanterns and torans.
Students of the Pre-Primary section made diyas using thermocol, glass and paper plates. A floral rangoli making competition was organised which added to the traditional aura and celebration. Various games like Musical Arms, Bombing the City, Position and Action, Passing the Parcel, etc. played by the students in their respective classrooms added to the fun and excitement. Students danced with gay abandon to the tune of Bollywood songs.
Students of Pre-Primary section and Stds. I to IV were given diwali gifts while students from Stds. V to X were distributed a box of sweets – sweet memories to be cherished by them.
|Winners of Diya Decoration||Winners of Rangoli Competition:|
|First: Mahadik Shaurya||IA||First: Pathare Dwij||II A|
|Second: Nadar Anushya||IIA||Second: Gawali Darshan||IA|
|Third: Sankhala Krit||II B||Third: Parab Atharva||II B|
|First: Devenndra Vinayak||IV B||First: Ukkalkar Sumedha||III A|
|Second: Jain Ishita||III A||Second: More Swarda||IV B|
|Third: Wairkar Swayam||IV B||Third: Jagtap Preet||III B|
|First: Gujaran Ehahaanya||VII||First: Vedika Verma||V B|
|Second: Lekha Raju||V A||Second: Gujaran Ehahaanya||VII|
|Third: Wairkar Swara||VI A||Third: Soni Pal||VI B|
|First: Kasturi Manikantha||IX||First: Patel Prishita||VIII|
|Second: Priyanka Balsubramanian||VIII||Second: Hinduja Ayush||IX|
|Third: Chauhan Swayambhan||VIII||Third: Masurkar Vaishnavi||IX|
Keeping the festive spirit alive, Dussehra was celebrated on 10th October 2016.
A traditional puja was performed to seek blessings of the deity. Books, lab equipments, teaching aids, vehicles, etc. were worshipped.
Teachers rendered speeches in English and Hindi to give students an insight into our mythology and to reinforce the message that ‘Good always triumphs over evil”, thus inspiring students to follow the path of truth.
To partake of this season of giving the ‘Daan Utsav’ or the ‘Festival of Giving’ was conducted in Trinity International School from 3rd October to 8th October, 2016. Many activities were planned for this week at school while students also brought in generous contributions to be given away to the less privileged. The week began with students from the primary section making cards and envelopes out of waste resources. They wrote beautiful messages on them. Students from the secondary section decorated cloth bags and pen-holders.
Visits were organized to Sparsh- an organization that works for the betterment of street children, St.Catherine’s Bal Bhavan and Old Age Home, Andheri and St.Anthony’s Home for the Aged, Bandra. All these visits proved to be life-changing experiences for the students.
Trinity International School organized Elders’ Day on 1st October, 2016. Grandparents of students from the Pre-Primary section were invited along with the little ones. Students from the Higher Secondary section were put in charge of organizing and executing the programme under the guidance and supervision of their teachers.
A welcome song and a dance programme were put up by the tiny tots. Games and refreshments were also arranged for them.
Trinity International School organized its Annual Day on 3rd September, 2016. The event was a superb blend of theatre, music and dance. The day was proof of the sweat and toil that had preceded the D-day and the painstaking efforts that went into planning such an extravaganza. The Principal, Mrs. Vinita D’Souza, welcomed the chief guests for the evening, Mr. Deepak Kewalramani, Secretary Managing Board, Premier Education Society and Mrs. Juhi Kewalramani, Member of Premier Education Society.
The cultural programme began with a classical dance performance, an invocation to the Divine. The dance performances that followed portrayed various themes giving scope to a wide range of dance styles ranging from classical to contemporary, and western to bollywood. Pre- Primary students set out on a jungle safari while primary students rocked the stage with a circus show, complete with wild animals, clowns and a magician. The theme of friendship was also beautifully explored with the depiction of the immortal friendship of Krishna and Sudama. The dance drama on Women’s Empowerment provided an incisive insight into the burning issue of status of women.
On the theatrical front, the English skit titled ‘A Tribute to Dr. APJ Kalam’ left the audience inspired. A Hindi skit based on the social issue of child labour provided ample food for thought. After these performances, the prize distribution ceremony commenced and prizes were given away to the students who scored the highest percentages in the board exams and varied other categories. The grand finale of the event was a double whammy. The students of senior secondary section delivered a spectacular dance performance depicting the themes of hope and courage followed by a Bhangra dance performance which threatened to bring the roof down.
Annual days provide the perfect rendezvous for all the stakeholders of the institution; it is a testament of the growth of the institution, the work that has gone into it in the span of a year and an inspiring projection of the talents and potential of the students.
“The Sindhi Community is known for its dedicated service and contribution towards education and other humanitarian causes. We, at Premier Education Society, take it upon ourselves to strengthen the roots of our Sindhi culture and further sow the seeds of the noble deed of imparting quality education”, said the Chairman, Dr.Dev Pahlajani.
The first school of this society, ‘Premier High School’ was founded in 1935 on Janmashtami day at Karachi. Its founder Principal ‘ Shri A.M.Kewalramani’ ensured that it was indeed a ‘Premier’ institution of the Province. Mr. G.A.Kewalramani, a worthy son of a worthy father, restarted ‘A.M.Kewalramani Premier High School’ at Bombay in 1949.
With changing times, a genuine need to impart quality education to the middle class at a moderate cost, caught the fancy of the great visionary, Shri.M.C.Mankani, which lead to the opening of Trinity International School in 2003.
The schools celebrated Janmashtami as per the traditional Sindhi Culture. ‘Behrana Sahib’, which is a decorated plate with an idol of Lord Jhulelal, was placed to seek the blessings. Wheat flour was kneaded and a cone-shaped figure was decorated with vermillion, cardamom, cloves, almonds and cashews. Fresh fruits, flowers and essence sticks contributed to spiritual solace.
“Behrana Sahib is the true essence of Sindhi Culture. We are celebrating it in the traditional way to ensure that our younger generation is aware about the rich heritage and cultural values of our community”, said the Ex-officio Secretary, Mrs.Vinita D’Souza.
Students from both the schools along with their parents, teachers and other board members were all present at the event. Our Special Guest, Mr. Vinayak Sudhakar, Senior Manager, Central India, CIE, also participated with full enthusiasm. Devotional songs were sung and the traditional Sindhi dance called “Chhej” was performed by boys with dandiyas called ‘Bakoda’. Finally the ‘Behrana Sahib’ was taken in a procession to a water body for immersion. This was followed by Prasad Langar, a sumptuous Sindhi meal comprising of authentic mouth watering dishes which was relished by all alike – a perfect end to a rich cultural programme.
Raksha Bandhan is a festival of love and trust shared between brothers and sisters. On this occasion an activity was organized on 16th August, 2016 for the students of stds I to IX where they made various gifts like cards, jewellery stands, rakhis and decorated envelopes to gift their siblings.
It was truly a delight to watch the young hands of our little artists put together intricate material to deliver beautiful and extremely creative masterpieces. The rakhis made were an enviable lot and a fusion of modern with traditional. This activity helped the students to sharpen their artistic and creative skills.
The 70th Independence Day was celebrated with the theme ‘Azadi 70 – Yaad karo Qurbani’. Students participated in various activities like elocution, painting and drawing, essay writing and slogan writing.
To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, our Administrative Officer Mrs. Menuka Vijan unfurled
the flag on 15th August, 2016 and everyone expressed the joy of freedom by singing the National Anthem.
This was followed by inspiring speeches by our teachers who shared their views on the significance of the day. Students from Stds III & IV performed a skit based on India’s struggle for independence. The skit depicted the struggle of the freedom fighters in attaining freedom for our country under the guidance of visionary leaders. This was followed by patriotic songs sung by the choir group who awakened the feelings of patriotism for the mother land with their melodious rendition. The programme concluded with the rendition of the National song ‘Vande Mataram’.
Trinity International School celebrated the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on 19th February 2016. The programme commenced with a prayer to invoke blessings from the almighty. Then our Ex-Officio Secretary Mrs. Vinita D’souza garlanded the photograph of Shivaji Maharaj. This was followed by few thought provoking speeches by teachers who shared some of his endeavours and anecdotes from his life. Their speeches also highlighted the qualities of this great visionary thereby creating awareness in the young minds about the valiant Maratha warrior, ‘Shivaji Maharaj’. The Choir group also sung an Aarti in praise of the King. The programme ended with the National Anthem.
A fitting tribute was paid to the eternal teacher, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at Trinity International school. His birthday was marked as World Students’ Day. ‘No bag day’ was celebrated with great zeal and devotion. The students came to school with bag full of enthusiasm, sheer respect and love.
The day was planned to accommodate various activities. The teachings and lessons of this great soul were touched upon in the assembly. The students came up with the values that they have to imbibe from the legend.
The day began with a reading session. The students read books from varied genres and topics.
The students then watched a speech by Sir APJ Abdul Kalam in which he was addressing the students. Students of primary watched an animated video depicting the anecdotes of his life.
Scientific temperament was kindled by organizing various science activities. Students performed various experiments and recorded their observations.
A poster making competition was held. The posters depicted the teachings of Sir APJ Abdul Kalam. The students used his images and quotes to demonstrate the values he had lived by.
It was a fitting tribute to a great teacher, statesman, scientist and above all a great humanitarian.
5th September is a day that is extremely special for the teaching fraternity all over India. This day, which is celebrated as Teacher’s Day, is thus characterized by rich tributes paid to teachers for their invaluable contributions which has shaped the destinies of entire generations and that of our great nation.
Trinity International School had cause for double celebration as it also celebrated its Founder’s Day. It was on the Gokulashtami Day of 1965 that the parent establishment, named as A.M. Kewalramani Premier High School was founded.
On this occasion, a special assembly was conducted to commemorate Teacher’s Day, Founder’s Day and Gokulashtami. The role of a teacher in a student’s life was landed and the glorious history of the school was revisited. Great teachers such as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Dr. S. Radhakrishnan were remembered with gratitude and humility. On Teacher’s Day, students of standards IX and X assumed the roles of teachers, headmaster and support staff, taking over the academic and administrative work of the school. The goal was to help students develop an understanding of the dynamics of the teaching profession, its challenges, its requisites and its rewards. It helped inculcate the value of empathy and instill a love for the profession
Trinity International School organized a tree plantation activity where the pupils with their teachers took an initiative to plant a tree to save the earth. Students were engaged in a fun, hands on learning activity that reinforced environmental concern in each one of them.
All the students were very enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoyed the planting process.
Through this activity students learnt their role in protecting the environment through personal involvement and took their first step, towards their dream of ‘Green Mumbai’.
Maharashtra Day was celebrated with Great enthusiasm by the Trinity International School. The Programme began by seeking the blessing of Lord Almighty through a prayer, followed by a hymn. This was followed by Flag Hoisting and singing of the National Anthem. The students then sang songs in Hindi and Marathi praising the Motherland. Ms.Geetanjali then brought out the political, cultural and social significance of the day through her speech in English. The Historical significance of the day was also touched upon. The programme ended with a rendition of ‘Vande Mataram’.