100% Attendance Felicitation
S.P.M. English School, Secondary, takes cognizance of all the students who strive to remain present throughout the year in school calendar. The students are felicitated in the beginning of the academic year for their 100% attendance in school in the previous year 2017-18. This year 39 students were honoured and awarded certificates for this achievement. Their grandparents were invited to attend the function.
Mr. Manohar Thite, a grandfather, found this a unique idea and appreciated the school for organising interesting school activities, events and various competitions for students throughout the year. He felt that this provided a big motivation to the students to attend school regularly.
Mrs. Rohini Pore and Mr. Chandrashekhar Bramhe, other grandparents, felicitated the students. The school gave credit to the grandparents and parents who had inculcated the good habits of consistency and regularity among the students. The talented students of S.P.M. presented a melodious song and a mono act and entertained the gathering.
Sumptuous refreshments were served to the students and invitees. The programme concluded with an informal communication between the grandparents and the staff.
On 17.02.2018, the students of std. 7th from S.P.M. English School, Secondary, organized a 'Market Day'. The students were divided into groups of 7 and were given a fixed budget to buy fruits and vegetables of their choice. It was an exciting project as each group finalized what they were going to sell, the major task being to price it in such a way that would not only gain a profit but also the vegetables be affordable to everyone.
The students decorated their stalls and wore fancy caps to advertise their product. The air was filled with excitement as parents and students bargained with each other. Fruits like muskmelons, strawberries, guavas, bananas and grapes were in abundance along with neatly packed sprouts, leafy vegetables and juicy lemons.
The aim of organising this Market Day was to allow the students to learn about profit and loss through calculations and inculcate the spirit of team work. This will definitely remain as unforgettable event in their school life.
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, 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.
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.
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.