Salwan Montessori School, Gurugram

Vibrant Creativity Unleashed: A Glance at the Art Mela in Salwan Montessori School

‘Art is an emotion not an object. Art touches are being, and it is the matter of heart. Matter of heart cannot be understood, merely experienced’.

The Art Mela organised on 1st March 2024, at SMS, Gurugram was a vibrant celebration of creativity, imagination, and artistic expression. The event showcased the remarkable creativity of our students, parents, and teachers.

The school premises were transformed into a colorful carnival of creativity, with each corner brimming with uniqueness. The event not only provided a platform for students to display their artistic prowess but also fostered a sense of community and appreciation for the arts.

The Art Mela served as a testament to the importance of the arts in education, providing students with a platform to express themselves and cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around them. Beyond showcasing individual talents, the event fostered a sense of unity and appreciation for the rich tapestry of creativity that defines our school community. As we reflect on the success of the Art Mela, we are reminded of the transformative power of the arts in shaping lives, fostering connections, and inspiring positive change.  

Basant Panchami

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”-Kofi Annan

𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐢, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐢 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥. The entire school wore a festive look, adorned with yellow decorations, as yellow is the color associated with this auspicious day, symbolizing vibrancy, and prosperity.

The day began with a special assembly in the morning, where students and teachers gathered to seek the blessings of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu deity of learning and wisdom.

The special attraction of the day was the cultural program with mesmerizing dance performances, melodious songs, and skits depicting the essence of Basant Panchami and the arrival of spring. Students also recited poems and shlokas dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, highlighting the importance of knowledge and education in our lives.

Children also offered flowers and prasad to maa Saraswati and prayed for knowledge and wisdom.

Grandparents Day

“Love is the greatest gift one generation can leave another.” – Richard Garnett

Salwan Montessori School celebrated Grandparents Day on Friday, February 23rd, 2024, with a delightful mix of performances and heartfelt exchanges. Children showcased their gratitude and love for their grandparents through dances, skits, and shared reflections, while games added to the festive atmosphere. The Grandparents actively participated with zeal and enthusiasm, sharing wisdom, presenting bhajans, and reminiscing through old songs. This intergenerational celebration fostered a strong bond and expression of appreciation, highlighting the profound impact of grandparents in shaping family legacies. It was a joyous occasion, honoring the love and guidance passed down through generations.

Season 3 - Navtika National Symposium 2024

‘Navigating Artificial Intelligence in Early Childhood Care and Education’

Date: Saturday, 24th February 2024
Mode: Virtual Platform
No. of attendees: 800 on screen
Youtube viewers: 500+

Under the banner ‘NAVTIKA’, powered by Salwan Education Trust, the third edition, Navtika National Symposium 3.0, was organized in virtual mode to know the potential impact of AI under the theme ‘Navigating Artificial Intelligence in Early Childhood Education’. The symposium stressed the importance of embracing change and fostering resilience in integrating AI into Early Childhood curriculum.

The Keynote address delivered by Dr Jagendra Singh and Dr Sapna Yadav, highlighted several beneficial features of AI that has potential impact on early childhood education. They reiterated that AI teaches us important 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration. As AI becomes more integrated into our daily lives and work environments, understanding its capabilities and limitations becomes essential. AI empowers individuals to make informed decisions, innovate, and adapt to evolving technological landscapes. Ms. Mrunal Ganjale, a dedicated teacher at ZP School Pimpalgaon, Pune district, also a National Teachers Award recipient, was invited to share her school’s innovative approach to education at the symposium. Despite being in the interiors of Maharashtra, Ganjale has empowered her school with AI and implemented several innovative initiatives which have transformed the learning experience for her students, especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her dedication and innovative spirit serve as an inspiration to educators everywhere, demonstrating the power of education to transcend boundaries and empower students to reach their full potential.  The symposium, thereafter, saw a few memorable snippets from the AI Fest held at Salwan Public School, Gurugram, wherein the children were seen being introduced into the transformative and captivating world of AI.The Eminent Speakers for the Panel Discussion were Mr Vipul Joshi, Ms Paramjeet Kaur Dhillion, Ms Maya Menon, Dr Sween Saini, Ms Vineeta Garg along with the moderator Ms Sona Gombar who shared about the challenges and opportunities of the technological driven world. The insightful discussion, led by a panel of experts, delved into multifaced aspects, unravelling the roles of AI in education, its application for educational purposes, the promising future of AI and the evolving dynamics between physical and Digital learning. There were approximately 700 attendees on screen and about 500+ on YouTube who attended the Symposium.

The Navtika National Symposium 3.0 served as a dynamic platform for educators and stakeholders to explore the integration of artificial intelligence in early childhood education. The event showcased opportunities for innovation and collaboration, highlighting the potential of AI to enhance teaching and learning experiences for young children.In conclusion, the symposium highlighted the transformative impact of AI in early childhood education and emphasized the ongoing need for dialogue and collaboration. By working together, educators and stakeholders can ensure that AI is effectively leveraged to benefit all students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds or with special needs.

Parent Academy

“In a child’s education, parents are the foundation, teachers are the builders, and collaboration is the key to constructing a successful future.”

Parent-teacher collaboration in the early years of a child’s education is of paramount importance. This partnership between parents and educators lays a strong foundation for a child’s development and academic success. Since the early years of a child’s life are a critical period of growth and development, the collaborative efforts of parents and teachers play a pivotal role in shaping a child’s future. This partnership creates a supportive environment that fosters learning, emotional well-being, and social development.

To bridge the gap between classroom teaching and parents and to make them equal partners in their child’s learning, Salwan Montessori School has taken the initiative to launch Parent Academies where parents will be exposed to different modules and strategies crucial to their child’s development. The third session of the Parent Academy took place on February 3rd, 2024, the modules covered during the session were Socio-emotional learning, conducted by Dr. Puneet, the Psychologist, and the importance of AI in Early Years by inhouse team of teachers. The session had an amazing impact on the parents as they were given the opportunity to seek expert advice. It was a great success and was appreciated by all.

Workshop on Positive Parenting

We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit.”

 Parents in today’s society are supposedly under constant pressure to do everything “perfectly”—a quest for perfection that probably makes parenting feel challenging. Therefore, it is essential that parents take part in parenting programs designed to give them more control.

To help parents in this endeavor, Salwan Montessori School organized a parenting workshop for them on Saturday, January 27th.

The workshop was delivered by the Headmistress, Ms. Sona Gombar, who provided insights on fantastic positive parenting techniques and apprised them about strategies for handling difficult behaviors and tantrums. Parents were very satisfied and happy to learn about new approaches to handling their bundle of joy empathetically.

Republic Day

“One country, one dream, one identity, every nation has its flaws, but we can work together to make it better.”

The week-long Republic Day celebration at Salwan Montessori School was a vibrant tapestry of patriotic fervor and cultural diversity. Each day brought forth a spectrum of activities that encapsulated the essence of our nation. The event kicked off with exhilarating relay races, fostering teamwork and athleticism among students. Fireless cooking sessions showcased culinary creativity, blending tricolors and flavors without flames.

Craft activities allowed students to express their artistic flair, creating tricolor masterpieces. A special assembly resonated with the wisdom of freedom fighters, enlightening young minds about our rich history. National symbols took center stage, instilling pride and reverence.

The theme of unity in diversity echoed through cultural performances, reflecting the kaleidoscope of our nation’s heritage. Dazzling dances celebrated the vibrancy of India, uniting us in the spirit of patriotism. This immersive celebration not only honored our Republic but also instilled a deep sense of pride and unity among students, fostering a love for the diverse tapestry that is India.

Jai Hind!

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