S.P.M. English School, Secondary, bade farewell to the outgoing students of std. X on 7th February, 2018. The farewell party was celebrated with fervour in the school. It was an occasion for the outgoing students to look back at the time that they spent in the school.
Shambhavi Mudgal, an ex-student of the 2009 batch was invited as the Chief Guest. She is a budding Fashion Designer. She shared her experiences not only as a student of this school but also on the choice of her career in the filed of Art and Fashion Designing. Shambhavi also stressed on the importance of hardwork and pursuing a career of your choice.
Mrs. Rita Kapoor, a senior teacher, shared her experiences on being the class teacher of std. X. She urged the students to be sincere and dedicated and have self-confidence. Few students from std. X were given an opportunity to express their thoughts.
The students of std. IX presented foot tapping dances and songs. Some students from std. X were dedicated titles to match their personality.
Sharvari Panse and Omkar Navalgundkar were honoured as 'Miss S.P.M.' and 'Master S.P.M.' for the year 2017-18, respectively. The students were treated to some sumptuous snacks.
It was an incredible evening hosted and organised by class IX studetns under the guidance of their teachers Mr. Sudhir Ambi, Mrs. Anita Kulkarni and Mrs. Sudha Kulkarni, the officiating principal.
The Tricolour Flies High at S.P.M.
The students of S.P.M. English School, Secondary, expressed their spirit of unity and secularism on the occasion of 69th Republic Day Celebrations. Dr. Captain Arvind Tilak, who was invited as the Chief Guest, hoisted the national flag.
The gamut of celebration activities held on the campus consisted of an impressive parade by the studetns of std. IX. The students marched in contingents to the beat of drums. The group song 'Jayostute' filled everyone with pure patriotism. The vibrant and energetic aerobic performance by std. VI was applauded by one and all. This was followed by a spectacular fusion dance on the song 'Jai Ho' by std. VIII girls. Their performance left the audience spell bound.
The programme was orgasnised by Mrs. Bharathi Korabu, a teacher, under the guidance of Mrs. Sudha Kulkarni, the In-charge Principal.
The programme concluded with an inspiring speech by the Chief Guest.
S.P.M. English School, Secondary, organsied a 'Design Competition' for the students of std. X on 18th November, 2017. Mr. Bhalchandra M. Gondhalekar was invited as the judge for the competiton. He is the founder of 'Protean Knowledge Solutions' which provides innovative learning solutions to school and college going students. As many as 17 students took part in this competition. The students were asked to create a design that would be either an innovation or an invention. The students designed some unique products such as 'Cat Eyes', 'Reusable Candles', 'Smart Spectacles, 'Smart Tables', 'Eco-friendly Water can, 'Smart Speedbreakers' to name a few.
The judge, Mr. Gondhalekar, was quite impressed by the creative designs of all the participants. In his address to the students, he stressed on the importance of dreaming, being imaginative and creative to change the world. He also mentioned that one doesn't need to be a genius to invent something.
The consolation prize was shared by Aditi Kulkarni, Mihir Kulkarni and Siddharth Shinde. Sharvari Panse and Om Khare won the 3rd prize. Preeta Purandare bagged the 2nd prize while Aditya Chikaskar was awarded the 1st prize.
This competition was the first of its kind organised by the school where the students were pushed to think outside the academic boundaries. The students thoroughly enjoyed the competition.
The competition was organised by Mrs. Amruta Apte, a Science teacher under the guidance of Mr. Sudha Kulkarni, the Incharge Principal.
S.P.M. English School, Secondary, had organized a 'Singing Competition' for the students of std. 5th and 6th on 2nd December, 2017. In all 21 students participated in the competition.
The students sang many beautiful songs and enthralled the audience with their melodious voices. The competiton was judged by Mrs. Prajakta Kulkarni who is an expert in this field. She appreciated the efforts taken by the students to prepare themselves.
The tabla was played by Ameya Sathe and Atharva Jagdale (std. 6th ) and the harmonium was played by Arya Pathak of std. 8.
The following are the prize winners of the competition.
1st prize - Ameya Phatak (5th A)
Sharvani Paranjape (6th B)
2nd prize - Ameya Sathe (6th A)
3rd prize - Shriya Karandikar (6th B)
Consolation - Vaishnavi Joshi (6th A)
Iravati Waghmare(5th A)
The programme was organized by Mrs. Kavita Chandakkar, a senior Marathi teacher, under the guidance of the incharge principal, Mrs. Sudha Kulkarni.
'Class Social' was organsied for the students of std. V on 9th December, 2017 by S.P.M. English School, Secondary. It was a fun day for the students. The event began with a cultural programme where in the students got an opportunity to showcase their talent. It included solo as well as group dances, songs, tabla performance etc.
The title 'Dedication' was the highlight of the programme. Some of the students were dedicated with titles such as, 'Mr. Tornado', 'Granny', 'Bubbly Chulbulee', 'Mr. Encyclopedia' etc.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the fun games. The 'Powada' performance by Ashish Behere from std. VIII enthralled the students. The students were mesmerized on seeing the various photos of their school activities through the power point presentation. They were treated to some sumptuous snacks. The programme was organsied by Mrs. Shraddha Joshi under the guidance of Mrs. Sudha Kulkarni, the Incharge Principal.
S.P.M. English School, Secondary, celebrated 18th to 20th December, 2017 as 'Sports Day'. The sports days were filled with excitement and healthy competition as the students put in their best to win precious points over each other for their house.
The sports meet began with an oath to play fair. Every standard had two groups - one for the girls and one for the boys. The games like Football, Cricket, Dodgeball, Volleyaball along with fun games like lemon 'n' spoon, slow cycling, hurdles race etc. were played with enthusiasm and grit.
The sports days are arranged to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship among the students.
The highlight of the 3 days was the cricket match between the houses (std. 9th ) and the std. 10th Boys football match. A friendly throwball match between the teachers and std. 8/9 girls had the students cheering in a frenzy.
The Chief Guest on the final day, Mr. Lalit Nahata, Joint Secretary, Maharashtra Basketball Association, gave away the prizes to the deserving winners. He encouraged the students to pursue sports to remain physically fit and to always put in best both in academics and sports. Sports themselves play a vital role in making students physically and mentally fit.
Mrs. Sudha Kulkarni, the Incharge Principal, declared Mitali Gujarathi as the Head Girl and Kapil Salunke as the Head Boy for the academic year 2018-2019.
The Yellow house bagged the 'Lopa Mudra Trophy' for the best house securing 980 points, followed closely by Green house as the second. The sports day ended with the lowering of the sports / school flag as the students sang the school song.
The event was significant as the students learned healthy competition, discovered their potential in various sports and most importantly learned that wins and losses must be taken with equanimity.
The Sports day was co-ordinated by Mrs. Rita Kapoor and Mr. Anand Kulkarni under the guidance and support of the Incharge Principal, Mrs. Sudha Kulkarni.
S.P.M. English School, Secondary, celebrated Children's Day on 14th November, 2017. The school organised a 'Powada' performance by Mrs. Vinata Joshi. The intention was to make the students aware of India's historical past events through traditional folk art of Maharasthra i.e. Powada.
The students were welcomed by Miss Supriya Gadre, senior English teacher, who talked to the students about how childhood is the most important and exciting stage of ones life. Mrs. Kavita Chandakkar, a senior Marathi teacher briefed the students about the traditional folk art - Powada.
Mrs. Vinata Joshi started the Powada by singing the oath which ws previously sung by the freedom fighter, Veer Savarkar. She then sang the Powadas of the brave Queen Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and the Lionhearted Tanaji Malusare. The students too actively participated in the Powada singing. After the Powada, some enthusiastic students participated in the cultural programme where in they put up various foot taping dances, sang songs and recited poems. The students were then treated to a sumptuous lunch. The studetns thoroughly enjoyed the programme. It was organised by Mrs. Sudha Kulkarni, the Incharge principal of the school.
On 7th November, 2017, 'Students' Day' was celebrated in S.P.M. English School, Secondary. An 'Essay Competition' and 'Poetry Recitation' was organised in the school.
The Students' Day is celebrated in memory of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar as this was the day when he first went to school in the year 1900. An 'Essay Writing Competition' was conducted in both English and Marathi in which the students had to express their views on his work, life and his valuable thoughts.
The following students won the Marathi Essay Writing Competiton of std. VIII B.
1st - Jui Bhate
2nd - Shruti Mone
3rd - Chinmayee Nagarkar
Consolation 1st - Vedang Urade
Consolation 2nd - Advay Argade
Consolation 3rd - Manas Atawane
The following students won the English Essay Writing Competiton of std. VIII A.
1st - Arnav Vaidya
2nd - Aneeha D'Souza
3rd - Avisha Moholkar
Consolation 1st - Rohan Kulkarni
Consolation 2nd - Arya Thite
Consolation 3rd - Megha Joshi
The students were awarded with a certificate. The students of std. 9th recited Marathi poems in the assembly. The poems were extremely thought-provoking and conveyed the message of optiomism and hope.
The following students recited the poems-
On this occasion, Mrs. Kavita Chandakkar, Marathi teacher, expressed her views and gave the students an inspiration by narrating an incident from Dr. Ambedkar's life. The programme was conducted under the guidance of our Head, Mrs. Sudha Kulkarni.
On 1st November, 2017, the students and staff of S.P.M. English School, Secondary, participated in 'Reading Inspiration Day'. In order to honour late President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, 15th October, his birthday, was commenrorated as 'Reading Inspiration Day'.
A further tribute was paid to Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, as the students of std. 5th to 10th gathered in the school courtyard to induldge in their favourite book for half an hour.
It was encouraging to see the students enjoy their reading hour immersed in unforgettable characters.
The teaching and non-teaching staff also participated in this activity.
Annual Concert was celebrated on 9th Sept, 2017. Mrs. Sandhya Tankasale was the chief guest. Shri. Keshav vaze, chairman of school committee, Shri Omkar Deochakke, vice president of PTA graced the occasion. Various programs from the theme 'Myriad Moods' were depicted. Prize distribution was also conducted.
On 11th August, 2017, an address was made by the Police Commissioner, Rashmi Shukla, for the students in 'Lady Ramabai Hall' of S.P. College. Our students of Std. VIII & IX attended the meeting.
The police department has introduced a new scheme called "Police Kaka". Information about this scheme was given in the programme.
The first event was a play. It was indeed humorous and showed how the scheme will be implemented. Whenever somebody was being troubled he called the police and they came to help instantly. This was presented by a number of examples.
The Police Commissioner, Rashmi Shukla, and some other authorities gave speeches about the importance of the scheme. As per the scheme, a policeman will be appointed in each school and college in Pune. In case of ragging or some misbehaviour, the students are supposed to contact the police and the police will handle the rest.
They said that from our childhood, we get kind of afraid by the mention of the word 'Police'. But we have a close relation with our 'kaka' and we are not afraid of him at all. Thus, the police authorities informed that they are just like our uncle and hence have coined the term 'Police Kaka'. According to them, our future is in our hands and our security is in their hands. I am excited to see the implementation of the scheme.
Overall, it was a well organised, informative programme and conducted in an informal , light-hearted manner.
An inter-class solo dance competition was organised for the students of std VII and VIII on 09/08/17 in the Ruia hall.
21 students had participated in this competition. Even the boys showed a lot of enthusiasm to participate.
Srudents performed on both classical and western numbers.
Mrs.Akansha Sindagi, a renowned Bharatnatyam teacher, was the judge. She highly appreciated the efforts taken by the students to perform such beautiful dances.
S.P.M. English School, Secondary, organised a 'Group Discussion Competition' for the students of Std. IX on Saturday, 15.07.2017.
The aim of the competition was to facilitate an interactive session among the students, which would help to improve their thinking, listening and speaking skills.
The students were given various issues to discuss such as -
Is Indian Culture Decaying?
Dignity of Labour
Is Reservation in Education Justified?
Should Exam be Banned upto Std. VIII ?
Each group was given 5 minutes to prepare for discussion on the chosen issue. All the members of the group actively participated in the discussion and arrived at a conclusion related to the particular topic.
Mrs. Medha Pandit, the Headmistress of the school, judged the competition. She appreciated the efforts taken by the participants who exhibited great confidence and command over the subject. The competition was well organised by a senior teacher, Mrs. Shraddha Joshi.
The following winners were felicitate.
First Prize (Group)
1. Shweta Deshpande 2. Amruta Kavatkar
3. Manas Avchat 4. Sumedha Thaware
5. Tejomay Kopardekar
Best Speakers -
1st Prize - Mrunmayee Phatak
2nd Prize - Amruta Kavatkar
3rd Prize - Aditi Phatak and Varad Atre
On 10th July, 2017, S.P.M. English School, Secondary, celebrated 'Guru Pournima' with great enthusiasm and honoured their beloved teachers.
The students put up various classical and western dances, which mesmerised the audience. Some girls from Std. V and VI exhibited their excellent gymnastic skills. A Keertan in the form of a Jugalbandi was performed by Ram Sumant from Std. VII and Hari Sumant from Std. X. Std. X rocked the stage with their energetic dance.
Omkar Navalgundkar, through his speech, highlighted the importance of celebrating Guru Pournima and also expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards the teachers. Mrs. Rita Kapoor, a teacher, expressed her views on how learning is a continuous process. Mrs. Anita Kulkarni, a teacher, addressed the students about the importance of practical know-how along with theorotical knowledge.
Some of the Std. X students adopted the role of teachers and took a unit lesson of Science, Maths, English, History etc. in lower classes. They were adjudged by their subject teachers who observed their lessons. The winners were felicitated in the school assembly.
Std. X students under the guidance of the Headmistress, Mrs. Medha Pandit and a teacher, Mr. Anand Kulkarni, put in a lot of efforts to organise this programme, which was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all.
1. Red House - Shalaka Dhavalikar
2. Blue House - Aditya Vaidya
3. Green House - Vedant Rawat
4. Yellow House - Reva Joshi
1. Red House - Shruti Mone
2. Blue House - Rohan Kulkarni
3. Green House - Diksha Pawar
4. Yellow House - Madhur Vaidya
Students having full attendance for
the academic year 2016-17 were felicitated on 1st July 2017. The
chief guest was Mr. Ashok Vaze, chairman school committee. Three students
expressed their thoughts regarding importance of regularity. One parent
representative Mr. Argade also expressed his views. In his speech Mr. Vaze
appreciated the school for organizing such programme. 38 students were
felicitated by the chief guest. Certificates and small gifts were given as a
token of appreciation. Refreshments were served and the programme was
International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2017 on S.P.College gymkhana ground. S.P. Mandali had organised this event for all the schools of its institute.