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Newsletter for the month July, 2013

Dear Parents,

Scarcely has June whizzed past than we find ourselves at the end of July!

Nonetheless, to call it Jubilant July will not be wrong because of the innumerable accolades won by our students in the course of this month in various fests across Bangalore. This not only instils pride in each one of us at NPS- KRM but reinforces the fact that NPS encourages achievement in both Scholastic & Co-scholastic areas.

We take pride in listing the fests, events participated and awards secured:

In Cascade 2013, held on July 5th, we swept away most of the prizes in events like Quiz, Minute-to Win, Creative Writing, Dumb Charades and Western Acoustics. Keerti Prada Balaaji of 10B made the school proud by winning the Cascader of the Year award.

Horlicks Wizkids held on July 19th also saw our students emerge victorious. Students of Grades 8 & 9 bagged the first place in the Melodious Band and 2nd place in Frozen Frames. “Odyssey”, the Inter School Cultural Fest conducted by NPS- HSR, also held on the same day, brought us many laurels in various events like Gauntlet, Hindustani and Carnatic Music. Moreover, we were declared overall runners up for the competition.

Students of Grade 11 secured the 3rd place in Apocalypse at “Innowaves”, the Commerce Fest held at NPS- INR. Our team comprising Ameya Daigavane and Darshan Hegde of Grade10 were awarded the 1st prize in the Quiz conducted by Visveswaraya Industrial and Technological Museum on 25th July, 2013. The second team of Jayant D and Srigyan Brahmachari of Grade 9 won the 3rd position in this quiz.

Shishu Griha High School, Bangalore, hosted the MUN 2013 this year, where Keerti Prada Balaaji of 10 B was conferred the Honourable Position Paper Award, while Aditi Theckath of 11B bagged the Commendable Position Paper Award. Nitin John Raj of 11A and Ellora Pandit of 10B were bestowed the Commendable Delegate Award. Grades 6-8 enjoyed their Inter-House Solo Singing competition, with the theme being ‘’Regional Songs”. It saw the emergence of some very talented and melodious singers, while their friends cheered them on.

The Inter House Literary Event for Grades 9-12 -“Gift of the Gab”- was held on July 12th. It consisted of three rounds, Taboo, Just-a- Minute and Air Crash, where the objective was to test the contestants on their literary and oratorical skills in a high-pressure situation. In a toughly fought contest, Nikhil Idiculla of Pioneers won the 1st place, Karthik Bhaskara of Explorers secured second place and Raoul Dias of Pioneers earned the third place.

Grades 9-12 found themselves challenged in the Inter-House Quiz held on July 20tḥ. The quiz entailed five rounds, each of which tested the students’ ability to think out of the box and display their analytical skills. It ended with the Voyagers clinching the quiz and the Explorers finishing in the runners-up position.

In the sports field too, NPS-KRM held the flag high. Our Under 14 Girls team won the second place in the Inter School Basketball Tournament conducted at Sindhi High School on the 25th and 26th July.

In spite of all this and more, academic schedules were given their due importance. Necessary focus and concentration was given to the series of assignments & assessments conducted in the course of the month. Adequate preparation and revision for these assessments ran parallel to the horde of on-going events.

We saw a variety of themes portrayed in the Senior School class assemblies ranging from Corruption, Disney Day, Failures as a Stepping Stone to Success, Old is Gold to Kargil Vijay Diwas. Each and every assembly left the students with a valuable message, inspiring them to do better and fly higher.

The Primary school continued with its Travelogue, having started the journey from Jammu and Kashmir to Haryana, Delhi and Punjab. The students are now eager to explore Eastern India and fill their Travelogues with interesting details and pictures of North- Eastern India as well. They look forward to this with excitement and enthusiasm, every week.

After much waiting, it was the turn of Grades 3, 9, 10 and 11 to enjoy the fresh air, green lawns & huge playgrounds of TISB. Kindergarten classes also enjoyed visiting TISB during this month. Students of Grade12 went to TISB for their annual PE Examination.

An Academic Orientation was conducted for the parents & students of Grades 9 & 6 on the 6th and the 20th of July respectively. The sessions focused on the finer points of the Continuous Comprehensive System of Evaluation. The orientation also emphasised on the importance of participation in Co- Scholastic & Co- curricular activities. The Assessment pattern to be followed throughout the year was explained and highlighted.

The Singapore Management University organised an informative and interactive session for students of Grade 11 on July 11th. Students of Grade 11 were given guidelines regarding the admission procedure, courses available, scholarships offered as well as an insight into the facilities offered by the institute.

Students of Grade 7 participated in the “Go Green Programme” organised by Times NIE on July 23rd- overall an enriching and enlightening experience for them.

Students’ response to the IOTA classes has been very encouraging and lively, to say the least. They have settled in and begun to enjoy the Magic of Mathematics.

E-books introduced in Grade 1 received an extremely gratifying response from students and parents likewise. It was heartening to see the young learners enjoying their lessons with added fervour and receptiveness towards audio-visual learning.

Pratik Mohapatra of Grade 10 was in the news again for developing a popular SOS app called the Emergency Hub. It enables a person to contact all emergency services, while giving one’s location offline. You can also update your status on all networking sites, all in one click.

It was a month of tremendous celebration and triumph for all our students. We extend our hearty congratulations to all students who participated in the above events and to those who have excelled in them.

The BWSSB work in and around our school campus is still in progress. We would like to inform you that the dispersal of the students is being carried out in a sequential and phased manner. Our target, day after day, is to get more than 1000 students into 26 buses and private vehicles, with minimum delay. The magnitude of a movement of this kind is indeed daunting, but we assure you the safety of our children is top priority for us at NPS- KRM.

So, once again, we leave you with a sense of pride and partnership in all our achievements and promise to be back next month with plentiful more.

Thank you.

Mrs Sudha Balan
Principal .

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