Computer enthusiasts at CPS AB participated in the global initiative “Hour of Code”
“The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a global initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.” In India Next Education India Pvt. Ltd. along with Disney (India) have also taken up the initiative and invited schools to participate in the event. Around 10 million students from 180 countries participated in it, making it a truly global event.
At Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass, Dabha, the “Hour of Code” was conducted on 9th and 10th of December 2016 in the school computer labs. Around 170 students from classes VI and VII enthusiastically volunteered to spend their Hour on coding. The computer teachers searched for age appropriate coding stories for them from among the vast material made available online.Students from class VI attempted to break the codes of Scavenger Hunt and the students of class VII delved indemystifying the codes of Monster High. The children thoroughly enjoyed the event and were even ready to compete against each other to become the first to crack the codes.Certificates were also given to the students for their successful participation in the event.
They have already been introduced to the new approach in programming concept, which is also called Block programming. It is taught from classes V to VII through Scratch Programming Language.
Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass won the trophy for Maximum Participation in the Walkathon organised by the Rotary Club of Nagpur and Arneja Heart and Multispeciality Hospital. Around 160 students and teachers added a hint of fitness to their Sunday morning by participating in this grand event!
India’s 68th Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotic fervour at Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass. As part of the event, patriotic songs were sung, a poem befitting the occasion was recited by the children of class VI and a speech highlighting the importance of Republic Day was also delivered.
CPS, AB CELEBRATES WITH TRIBUTES
It is rightly said that there is no secret to success; it is the result of preparation, hard work and learning. The biennial concert is one such event which is the culmination of all three.
Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass’ biennial concert on 20th December, 2016 was the result of massive efforts put in by the students and teachers who worked tirelessly to make it a grand success. It was also a celebration which created a lot of fond memories to last a lifetime.
This year’s biennial concert theme was ‘Celebrate with a Tribute, Relive the Association’. It was a tribute to those who influenced our life and made it worth living. Their trials and tribulations inspired us and made us what we are. It was a celebration of the lives they lived and their bravery and heroism.
The Directors of Centre Point Group of Schools, Mrs. Aruna Upadhyaya, Mr. Arundev Upadhyaya, Mrs. Radhika Rajwade and Dr. Jaisingh Rajwade inaugurated the concert by lighting the traditional lamp.
‘The Revival of Bharatnatyam’– The gifted Centre Pointers danced the Pushpanjali, Alaripu, Jatiswaram and Tilhana.
Goddess Durga is another goddess who has influenced our lives so much that we take her name with great reverence. The choir of Centre Pointers paid their respect through the song Mahishasur Mardini. This number filled the atmosphere with serenity.
Music Transcends Boundaries, this was proved by the choir when they seamlessly blended the Hollywood hits with the Bollywood hits. It was so pleasing to the ears that the audience was totally lost in this rendition.
Character plays an important role in making or breaking a person. The Cenkor sang the song Never Say Never to show their respect to them. This message touched the hearts of the audience and left them moved.
Who doesn’t know Charlie Chaplin and Michael Jackson, their moves moved the world. The dance Saltare Creatura was the apt way to show respect to them. The Centre Pointers dance and the UV act were so entertaining that the audience was glued to their seat when they performed.
Woman is a five letter word but it is the world of the family. She plays different roles in the family a sister, a daughter, a wife and a mother. The Centre Pointers through their dance portrayed the ‘Essence of a Woman’. This dance enthralled the audience through the beautiful way they depicted the importance of a woman.
Another tribute was given to the mentors who guided us through ages whether it was in the form of Chanakya, Krishna or even Mrs. Aruna Upadhyaya. The Hindi play- Shraddha Suman was a way to express our gratitude to these mentors. The play left an impact on the audience and brought back memories of some forgotten lessons.
Fairytales add to the beauty of childhood. The English musical, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was not only appreciated by the audience, but it also brought back fond childhood memories to many. The versatile actors and voice-overs enchanted the audience with their skills as they brought the fairytales characters to life.
Another motivational figure Shivaji Maharaj was brought back from the pages of History by the young Centre Pointers. The dance number Jai Shivaji started off with the Powada which sang the praises of Shivaji. The dancers’ energetic performance had the audience tapping their feet and clapping wholeheartedly.
Media plays a vital role in our day to day life, so to portray the role of media the docu-feature, ‘The Watchman with a Pen’ was made specially to pay a tribute to them. It was also the first time in Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass that students and teachers had teamed up for such an endeavour to add a spark to the concert.
‘Salute to the Armed Forces’ was a well deserved and fitting ending to the concert. The children gave tribute to the Armed Forced through the late soldier Badluram who died fighting during the Japan War. The energetic moves of the dancers fascinated the audience and kept them on the edge of their seat.
Directors, Aruna Upadhyaya Ma’am and Radhika Rajwade Ma’am addressed the audience and commended the students and staff for the fantabulous performance. The concert was a roaring success and left the audience wanting for more. It also acted as a wonderful opportunity to unleash their creativity, enhance their skills and explore their hidden talents.
The children were not only appreciated for their work, but also won prizes.
Mokshda Jerath, Vanshika Lakhotia, Aaveg Bagdi and Atharva Rewatkar got the Special Mention.Sarah Farooqui, Pradyumn Parikh, Shreyas Kadu, Muskan Bhargava received the Certificate of Appreciation. Ayushi Vatsal, Siddharth Thakkar, Epsita Khan and Vanshika Agrawal got the Verbal Mention.
Children’s Day was celebrated in Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass on 11/11/2016. A fete was organised in school on the occasion. The children had a gala time playing games at the stalls, feasting on the snacks and goodies, and dancing to the tunes of their favourite songs.
Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass celebrated Founder’s Day on 16th August, 2016 with great enthusiasm. Aruna Upadhyaya Ma’am, Founder Director of Centre Point Group of Schools, has a great vision for her children. She believes in making education fun and makes sure that the joy quotient prevails in whatever the children do.
CLASS VI STUDENTS PERFORMING
DISPLAY BOARDS DONE BY -CLASS X STUDENTS
CLASS VII STUDENTS PERFORMING
CLASS VIII STUDENTS PERFORMING
CLASS IX STUDENTS PERFORMING
Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass was the host school for the joint installation and orientation programme of Interact Club. On 12th August, 2016, the members of the Interact Clubs of eight schools in the city along with their teachers had gathered at CPS, AB for the event. The Interact Club serves as a medium for school students to serve the society.
The newly elected President of the Interact Club of Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass, Jayant Dharmale gave the acceptance speech and outlined the various activities that were scheduled to be conducted by the energetic Interact Club Members of CPS, AB during the entire year. The Vice-Principals, Mrs. Perveen Cassad and Mrs. Anita Sharma, Rotary Club President Rtn. Alok Goenka, Rtn Ann Anula Goenka, Director Youth Services, Rahul Chaudhary and Chairperson Interact Rtn Manisha Taiyal graced the occasion.
On 30th July, 2016 a workshop was conducted by Butterfly Edufields, Hyderabad, the purpose of the workshop was to train the teachers associated with the Science Club. The teachers were given hands on experience to handle and assemble the kits that the children are going to use in the first term.
Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass entered the month of July on a remarkable note. On 1st July, 2016, the members of the Students Council of the School for the session 2016-2017 were inducted in a grand ceremony.
Principal, Mrs. Radhika Mehra presented the badge and sash to the School Captain, Yashwini Sharma, while Vice-Principals, Mrs. Perveen Cassad and Mrs. Anita Sharma presented the sash and badge to the School Vice-Captain, Ishan Sharad respectively. They vowed to ‘Strive Harder, Soar Higher’ thus keeping to the School’s motto.
House mistresses:-Mrs. Gargi Das (Blue House),
Mrs. Ajinder Kaur (Green House),
Mrs. Suman Uniyal (Red House)
Mrs. Bhakti Bobde (Yellow House)
The Blue House vowed to be true to their motto ‘Compassion and Courage.’
House Captain, Vanshika Bajaj lead the Blue house with Shreya Bharati as Vice-Captain,
Madhulika Banerjee as Prefect Cultural,
Akhilesh Mehadia as Prefect Golden Rules,
Gaurav Gidwani as Prefect Anti Bullying,
Mohamed Moiz as Prefect Special Projects and
Ayush Bhagwat as Prefect Sports.
The Blue House vowed to be true to their motto ‘Idealism and Integrity.’
House Captain, Vedang Sawarkar lead the Green house with Malvika Bansodas Vice-Captain,
Prefect Cultural -Nafisa Balapurwala,
Prefect Golden Rules -Simran Marwah,
Prefect Anti Bullying -Mallika Jain,
Prefect Special Projects –Rachita Bharambe and
Prefect Sports -Manan Dosi.
The Blue House vowed to be true to their motto ‘Discipline and Determination,’
House Captain, Jaikrit Rawell, lead the Red house with Anushree Laddhad, Vice-Captain,
Prefect Cultural -Vanshika Agrawal,
Prefect Golden Rules -Shiroli Nigam,
Prefect Anti Bullying -Rishika Dargan,
Prefect Special Projects- C. Sowmya and
Prefect Sports -Ishika Sood.
The Blue House vowed to be true to their motto ‘Perseverance and Proficiency’
House Captain, Nishtha Gosewade lead the Red house with Yash Jajoo, Vice-Captain,
Prefect Cultural -Mansi Kirloskar,
Prefect Golden Rules -Sakshi Agrawal,
Prefect Anti Bullying -Mrinali Behra,
Prefect Special Projects -Vedika Rathi and
Prefect Sports -Piyush Lalwani.
The Students Council adorned with the badges and sashes, pride on their faces, joy in their hearts and a sense of responsibility in their mind was ready to discharge their duties.
27th July, 2016 marked the beginning of the three day inter-school sports meet Censports at Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass. Swimming competitions, and Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis and Futsal tournaments were played under one roof at the host school. The Censports united 524 sports enthusiasts and their mentors from 30 schools in the city, and gave them an opportunity to showcase their talent and hone their skills.
The grand inaugural witnessed the attendance of Director of Centre Point Group of Schools, Mr. Jai Singh Rajwade, Principal of Centre Point School, Amravati Road Bypass, Mrs. Radhika Mehra, Vice-Principal of Centre Point School, Katol Road, Mrs. Renu Singh; HOD of Sports, Centre Point School, Katol Road, Mr. Mangesh Pandit, the Chief Guest, Mrs. Prajakta Tamilvanan, the participants, their mentors and parents.
With the audience energized, Mrs. Prajakta Tamilvanan, the Chief Guest for the function in the presence of the dignitaries officially announced the meet open by releasing the balloons with the School’s logo. The ace swimmer who has to her credit many national and international awards, Mrs. Prajakta Tamilvanan wished all the participants good luck, motivated them and gave them tips to keep their spirits high.