One more milestone achieved by City Pride School by securing 10th position in "Green School of India" by Education World::CPS has the highest no. of State Rankers (CBSE) from Std V Middle School Scholarship Exam (2016-17) with Tanishka Doiphode as the City Topper and 2nd State Ranker :: City Pride School, has yet again secured 100% result in the CBSE Std X Exam.Vinaya Nair stood first by securing 99% and Gauri Amin scored 98% in Std X exam::CPS has received the Most Ideal School Award by PCMC Corporation for excellence in school education in all aspects::City Pride School has been accredited as CREATIVE SCHOOL by COUNCIL FOR CREATIVE EDUCATION FINLAND
 
PTA Minutes of Meeting
 
The following are the PTA Minutes of Meeting
 
   

Dt: 5-10-2017


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General Body Meeting (PTA) 2017-18
DATE: 12.08.17

On behalf of the management, the School Coordinator Mrs Suja Rajesh welcomed parents.
The PPT was shown to the parents and the following points were discussed in the meeting.
1. Medium of Communication: The school coordinator informed the parents that PTA Executive and Advisory Body of City Pride school have formed Whats app groups which will enable them to share any issues faced by any member of the school and find out a solution to the same. Whatsapp is a social media which should be used constructively and responsibly by the parents and genuine problems and queries should be posted in the group. It is generally been observed that meager petty issues like home assignments, absenteeism, loss of things etc is posted. She also mentioned that whenever any concerned queries have been posted the school representatives have always answered the queries promptly. She said that these kinds of petty issues can be handled in the various class groups and she urged the members of the advisory board to maintain the serenity of the group for its smooth functioning.

2. Parking:  The parents had queries regarding the traffic congestion in front of the school gate in the morning and during dispersal hours. Maya Madam informed the members that though a call was taken in the previous years that the parents could follow the one way rule to avoid the congestion it was generally observed that most of the parents were not following the one way policy. She said that parents could come on two wheelers or start with car pooling. She urged the advisory members to create awareness regarding parking of vehicles in the whatsapp group.
One parent suggested that we could define the parking line on the road. She added to it that such kind of awareness could be easily created through the various whatsapp groups.
One parent suggested that 95% of the traffic is school related and only 5% is of outsiders, so the initiative has to be taken by the school and that all the school buses, the rickshaws and vans should follow the rule of one way and added that the bus bringing the physiotherapy students always comes from the wrong side. She replied that with immediate effect it will be seen that all the school buses are following the one way rule.
One parent suggested that the open ground near Camp Education institute can be used for parking on which madam mentioned that we are using this area since last two years for parking .
One parent suggested that a graphic presentation on traffic and parking area can be shown to the children and through children it would be easy to create awareness. We appreciated the suggestion and suggested to take up the problem statement in creya and added that a flex could be made directing the parking rules. One parent suggested about the speed limit and the speed breakers.
The area outside the school gates was inspected after the meeting and it was observed that there are two speed breakers as per the RTO norms. Secondly all our school buses follow the one way traffic rule. The bus driver who drives the students to Physiotherapy college was informed to follow the one way norm.
After the rainy season the area in front of all the three school gates will be marked wherein no vehicles will be allowed to be parked . No parent will be allowed to wait in that marked area.
Presentations on awareness about traffic rules and traffic control will be given to the students so that they can convey the same to their parents to resolve the issue.
We have also invited innovative ideas on this issue from our students.

3. Time Slots during interaction and open days : Parents don’t follow the schedule according to the time slots on Interaction and Open Days which leads to delay for other parents. Mrs Suja suggested to collect names and make the list of such parents. She also suggested that parents with more than two children can give an application to the class teachers and get the same time slot for interaction with the teachers.
One parent said that as the parents find it very difficult to locate the subject teachers. Principal madam suggested to write the name of the subject teachers and their location on the black board for the convenience of the parents. She urged the advisory members to send a note one day prior on the various whatsapp groups to abide by the rules of school and follow the timings given for interaction and open day’s .One parent suggested that from the advisory board one member can take initiative. Badges could be made for the advisory board members.
The teachers have been informed about writing the name of the subject teachers and their location on the black board for the convenience of the parents. The teachers have to collect the applications for the change in time slots from the parents having two children.
Badges for Executive and Advisory groups will be given shortly.

4. Books : One parent said that the bags are heavy and suggested if the school can start with book bank system.
Principal replied that the book bank system was practically not possible as many parents wish to retain the Math, Science and German books .Some parents suggested that a child could have two sets of books. One could be kept at home and one can remain in the school.

5. Bag weight:  Some parents mentioned that the school bags are very heavy. On this Ma’am said the school has given lockers wherein students can keep their books. Moreover the students should carry books according to the timetable but it is noticed that the students carry tuition books and other stuffs which makes the bag heavy. She further suggested that the school would check the bag weight. The coordinators are in the process of checking the weight of bag.

6. Lockers : Mrs. Pathak asked that whether big locks could be used to lock the lockers. Mrs. Suja Rajesh answered that students have already been informed to use good quality locks

7. Short vacation : Mrs Nilima.Sadaphal ( VL) asked whether the short vacation could be reduced and whether we could start the long vacation from April 15th Mrs Suja Rajesh replied that it is not possible as the paper correction and result work and it is declared before the new session starts.

8. Breakfast  : One parent said that the breakfast quantity is less. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied the breakfast served will be limited and if parents feel that their ward needs more, then they can send it from home. The breakfast served is a supplementary or help for mothers. She also mentioned that the K.G. section already has a separate menu.

9. Leaves :  One parent asked for more than one day holiday for Gauri poojan. Principal madam replied that it is a secular school and we need to take care of all religious festivals. She said that the child can take10 casual leaves provided they are well planned for important occasions only. Some leaves should be reserved as sick leaves.

10. Tiffin stand :  One parent said that the number of tiffin stand should be increased Madam suggested to increase one more Tiffin stand. One more iron bar would be fitted on the present tiffin stands.

11. STD- 3 Mathematics paper :  Mrs.Pranjali.Bhalkar (III) said that many children could not complete their math paper and also suggested that children should be given training in time management School Coordinator Mrs Suja replied that the school will train the children in the area of time management.

12. Uniform :  Mrs. Pathak suggested that extra buttons should be made available. The Administrative officer is informed about the same.

13. Washroom :  One parent said that the washrooms are very dirty. Admin officer denied it completely and explained that during rainy season the washrooms get muddy. We clean the washrooms three times in a day and every three hours the Tai’s have been instructed to pour water.

14. STD- II Marathi paper practice :  
One of the parent said that the practice for STD – II was not done properly and children found it very difficult, especially visarg and match the following. Mrs. Sumita Bhattacharya replied that lot of practice was taken and more worksheets should be taken. Principal Ma’am spoke to the respective teacher and learnt that enough practice was taken for the above mentioned topic.

15. LKG absent note : One parent asked can the leave note be sent through top school. Mrs. Poonam Patel answered that it would be more convenient and feasible to send the absent note written in the school calendar as that is the easiest and quickest way to keep a track of absenteeism in person.

16. Completion of notes : One parent from STD –III said that when the notes are incomplete, the teachers just write incomplete remark. The concern of the parent was on how to then complete the notes. The teachers were informed about this during the staff meeting and the teachers would take care of the same.

17. Correction : One parent from STD –VI said that the English books are not corrected properly and it is just written as seen and most of the times the class works are incomplete. The answer key of the grammar exercise will be sent by the English teachers .

18. Benches & lockers :  Mrs.Shraddha.Gadekar (STD –VII C)said that most of the benches are damaged and requested the school to repair it on priority basis. The lockers are repaired and repairing of benches is in process.

19. Paper pattern : Mrs Wavhal from STD –VII said that there was lot of confusion among parents regarding the syllabus of Marathi subject especially regarding the writing skills (katha lekhan) The coordinator to look into the matter

20. Open Door Test: It was suggested that the answer key for the Open door test should be sent through Top school to the parents.

OTHER POINTS

1.  One parent appreciated the various up gradation programme conducted by the school .

2.  Aarambhi Milind Swati Bawa from I Wisdom appreciated the culture of the school and commented that he feels fortunate that his child is in this school and feels proud that his child studies in an excellent environment which will help his child to be a good human being and true Indian national in a real sense.

3.  Mr Bobade asked how are the bus fees calculated? Principal madam explained that it is calculated as per the distance and charges of the fuel.

4. Rajesh Jambhe (VII Courage) stated his concern that most of the students from the class are in B1,B2, A2 grades and was inquisitive to know what steps would be taken by the school to improve the performance of the children.

5. Parents appreciated the work done by the art and craft students and the teachers for their wonderful guidance.

6. One parent suggested that school fees payments are done, the school can send e- acknowledgement for the payments done. Principal madam said school will look into the matter.

7 . One of the parents Mr Bhalerao requested school to have seatbelts for students in the bus. School will think about it.

8. Some parents requested to send exam results , notes and Home work through net. Principal madam and school co-ordinators explained that students need to have daily practice of writing , which will help them in speed of writing , neatness etc.

9. One parent suggested that once in a while the students those do not avail the breakfast can have it especially when the parent is sick. Principal madam replied that we have a canteen but in the break the students do not get enough time to go and buy. If we need to give time, then the school hours have to be increased.

10. Dr. Bothe – He appreciated the various aspects of the school, the teachers and the management. He also suggested that during summers the class rooms are usually very hot and so if it is possible to install wall mount fans as it will make the classrooms cooler.

11. One parent suggested that there is no hand washes for children. Admin Officer replied that we do the hand wash facility.


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EXECUTIVE BODY MEETING
Minutes of he meeting -YEAR 2017-18
Friday 28.07.2017

   1) Welcome Note :- The Principal of the school Mrs Maya Sawant welcomed all the new PTA Executive Body members 2017-2018 and gave a report about the school.

   2) Reportofthe School:
Mrs Maya Sawant started her presentation mentioning the Vision and Mission of the school. She also mentioned about the activities and the new year’s plan She said that at City Pride School we believe that every child is unique and valuable and we take utmost care to cater to his/her needs. We provide a wide range of educational, vocational, cultural and social experiences to our children taking into consideration their age, ability and needs.

   a) Infrastructure :- Talking about infrastructure she mentioned about the new learning spaces designed for children every year. NITI Aayog, Govt of India has established Atal Tinkering Lab in our school. This space would enable students to explore their innovative ideas, do hands on activities and design useful equipment’s for society. We have received a 3D printer.This year we have also installed a very good sound system which will enable us to communicate to all the classes or to a particular class as needed.

   b) Safety and Security of students :- The school has installed CCTV cameras in the corridors and at all gates.All our buses follow Govt. traffic norms and we have installed GPS system along with the cameras and first –aid kit in all the buses. Transport Committee for the current year has been formed and regular meetings are conducted. Every year evacuation drills are conducted twice. These drills train children to protect themselves in any case of disaster.
We also take important steps in equipping and empowering our children at the right age. Every year
City Pride School conducts self defense workshop for girl students to make them aware of incidents
happening around and how to protect themselves.
This year Govt of India through CBSE has sent us a link of a movie to be shown to students of all
classes which talks about “Good touch – Bad touch”. National Commission for Protection of child
rights- NCPCR is a statutory body mandated to monitor the implementation of protection of children from sexual offences. POCSO Act 2012 – ebox is a major initiative by NCPCR to help children to report such crimes directly to the commission , Janpath , New Delhi. we will be showing the movie to the students & making them aware of the act and the help desk.

   c) Facilities in Teaching- Learning :- All our classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors and the entire school is Wi-Fi connected. The school has implemented TOP SCHOOL software for effective learning management system. We have taken one more step ahead in introducing Laptops for STD- VI students. So now students will be able to solve many online tests in various subjects with the help of Laptops. This year the computer Department teachers have written and published computer text books for STD- VI & VIII. Next year they would publish for STD- VII, IX – X.

   d)Activities :-
•Under skill and innovation school has introduced various areas like Robotics/ Animation/Electronics / Fashion Designing which revolve round the concept of ‘STEAM’. These programmes help the students to develop their logical reasoning/ problem solving skills / critical analysis and develop confidence and leadership qualities in them. Under Art & craft a workshop on umbrella painting was conducted recently. We also organize Ganesh idol making and Lantern making workshops in the school
•Under cultural activities school has various creative clubs which train students for various Indian Classical fields like Bharat Natyam, Kathak , Western Dance, Harmonium, Tabla, Indian Classical Singing from STD- I onwards. Students appear for Gandharva Mahavidyalaya examination.
•This year the school has introduced another unique programme called “GAIT’ (Grooming Artistic Innovative Talent.) for STD- I . It covers up creative , physical , cognitive , emotional and social development of the child. The school has been training students in the area of Phonetics and Dramatization.
•Remedial Coaching- School has a separate class in std. VIII (15 students) & in std X (13 students) who are given special coaching at a slower pace . School wishes to build student’s confidence & prepare them to face future challenges.

   e)The Electronic voting system designed by our own students of Std IX-X helped us in the process of electing our students council members for the academic year 2017-18. It made work easy, fast & saved a lot of paper. We could declare the results within a very short time.

   3)Statutory Requirement Of The School
She also mentioned about Statutory and Regulatory bodies of the school –
a)CBSE Board - the school is affiliated to CBSE (Affiliation No 1130180)
b)ZP, PCMC - The school follows all the norms put forth by Edu dept.
c)Transport Committee - The school has formed its Transport Committee for 17-18.
d)Provident Fund - School Employees avail the facilityof PF deduction .
e)Income Tax - The school provides the required forms for tax deduction.
f)No Objection Certificate - Certificate obtained from Mah State Govt for RTE norms No dt

   
Facilities granted to teachers –
a) teachers children avail the facility of concession in school fees
b) bus facility is made available to the teachers.

   4)Academic Achievement Report :-
Stupendous Achievement in CBSE Std. X exam by City Pride Students The pupils have lived up to the tradition of 100 % result.
The 5th batch comprising of 87 students, excelled as below
• 28 students securing CGPA 10
• 26 students securing CGPA 9 and above
• 21 students securing 8 and above
• 12 students placed in first class (CGPA 6 and above)
1st position Vinaya Nair -99%.
2nd position is Gauri Amin Gajanand -98%.
3rd position is shared by 3 students---97.8%.

   Scholarship Result
City Pride School has the highest no. of State Rankers (CBSE) from a single school in the Std V Middle School Scholarship Exam (2016-17) with
Tanishka Doiphode as the City Topper and 2nd State Ranker
State Merit Holders – 5 students
Tanishka Doiphode – V , Mangirish Madyar - V, Aarjav Mukkirwar – V , Shardul Shirole - V, Shreyas Grampurohit - VIII
Institute for Promotion of Mathematics : -We are very happy to announce that 87 students from City Pride School have qualified for IPM MEGAFINALS 2017.

   5) Rules & Regulations Of PTA Executive Body
Executive Body of PTA has been formed as per the Provision of the section 4 (2)€ of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of fee)Act 2011 (Mah. VII of 2014) and rule 8(l) of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of fees ) Rules 2016.As per the rules,Executive members would be informed 15 days in advance regarding the meeting. One memberfrom ReserveCategory would be there in the Executive Body. More than 50% members would be female. General Body meeting would be conducted in the school. All these rules and regulations are adhered by the school

   6) PTA Fund
She explained about the PTA Fund . She explained the last academic year PTA Fund distribution under different heads pattern and asked Executive Body members if they want to make any changes in the bifurcation. Mrs Archana Dahiwal suggested that school can have 10% kept for Environmental Protection Activities . It was further discussed that 5% could be reduced from Extra coaching head and Sports head and this 10% amount could be used for Environmental protection activities. All the members unanimously agreed to this
Bifurcation of PTA Fund for the academic year 2017-2018

Particulars

2017-2018

Books

15%

Musical Instruments

10%

Extra Coaching

15%

Teachers Welfare

10%

Students Welfare

10%

Sports

10%

Field Visit

10%

Corpus

10%

Environmental Programmes

10%

Total

100%

   7)Selection of Office Bearers
Since the Executive Committee was already formed , the principal requested the members to nominate the Office Bearers , who will function under the Executive Committee. She mentioned the structure of the executive committee , which will consists of :-
Chairman - The Principal of the school
Vice Chairman - One Parent
Secretary - Senior Teacher of the school
Two Joint Secretaries - Two Parents
Members - One Teacher and One Parent of every standard.

   Accordingly the process was done and the nominated members are as follows :-
Chairman - Mrs Maya Sawant
Vice Chairman - Dr Preeti Deshmukh
Secretary - Mrs Nisha Panicker
Two Joint Secretaries - Mrs Archana Dahiwal and Mrs Dongare
Members - One Teacher and One Parent of every standard.

   Interactive session with the members :-
a)One of the members raised the problem regarding parking and traffic congestion in front of the school gate in the morning and during dispersal hours. After a good discussion on this point and the members suggested that some white marking should be done outside the three gates and parents should be informed about it. Parents will not be allowed to wait or park their vehicles within the marked area. The members said that they would take an initiative to campaign for their own class regarding this matter. Madam appreciated this suggestion and said that this work would be done soon after the rainy season.

   b)One of the member suggested that the inside road area near gate no 3 needs to be repaired. Madam assured that it will be done within a short time.
c)Appreciation by the Parent :-Mrs Dongare appreciated the school and said that she is very lucky to have her children in City Pride School. The management and staff of the school is always ready to help students and parents as and when needed. She said I want to give saplings to all as a gesture of love and thanksgiving

   8)Announcement of next meeting
She made an announcement of next meeting that as per the Govt. Norms school has to follow the procedure correctly and school will have next PTA Executive Committee meet in the second week of Oct 2017. School will inform the date to all the Executive Body members .

   9)Vote of Thanks: Principal Madam thanked all the members for their presence and appreciation.

Executive Committee 2017-2018

Sitting L to R : Ms Sawant, Ms Dongare, Ms Deshmukh, Ms Sawant-Principal, Ms Dahiwal, Mr Kholamkar, Ms Rudrawar
Standing L to R : Ms Sharma, Ms Warke, Ms Tanpure, Ms Kimal R, Ms Punj,Ms Mahajan,Ms Doshi, Ms Jain, Ms Bangera,Ms Thite, Ms Kulkarni, Ms Gadekar

    


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   Dt: 17/7/2017

CITY PRIDE SCHOOL 2017-2018
SELECTION OF EXECUTIVE BODY OF PTA

   
The selection of Executive Body of Parent Teacher Association of City Pride School was conducted as per the directives given by Govt via their notification Dt 13th April 2016 as follows:-

   
1) The school announced the formation of General Body of PTA on 28.06.2017 via vide publicity through school notice board, Individual mails to all parents and declaration on school website.

2) School invited application for willingness to become member of Executive Body

3) Representative of Education Department (Administrative Officer – PCMC, Education Department ZP – Primary and Secondary ) were intimated through letter.

4) The last date of receiving the willingness applications was Tuesday 05.07.2013 till 3:00 pm

5) The luck draw for membership of Executive Body for each standard was conducted on Saturday 07.07.2017 at 3:00 pm in the school office.

6) The Representatives of Education Department (Administrative Officer – PCMC, Education Department ZP – Primary and Secondary) were present for the procedure of draw and were satisfied with the procedure.

7) School Principal Mrs Maya Sawant explained the procedure of the Lucky Draw to the parents, which is video graphed.

   
8) Following are the members of Executive Body for the academic year 2017-2018

Sr No

Class

Parent Member

Teacher Member

1

I

Ms Preeti Deshmukh

Ms Ritu Jain

2

II

Ms Prajakta Rudrawar

Ms Shashikala Bangera

3

III

Ms Gitanjali Thite

Ms Sheetal Sawant

4

IV

Ms Prajakta Dongare

Ms Deepali Tanpure

5

V

Ms Savita Patil

Ms Komala Rekha

6

VI

Mr Santosh Kholamkar

Ms Leena Mahajan

7

VII

Ms Shraddha Gadekar

Ms Manju Sharma

8

VIII

Ms Leena Doshi

Ms Jyoti Kulkarni

9

IX

Ms Swati Warke

Ms Ishani Punj

10

X

Ms Archana Dahiwal  (Reserve  Category Member)

Ms Nisha Panicker

    


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   Date:28/6/2017
Formation of General Body of Parent-Teacher Association 2017-2018

   Greeting from City Pride School – Management and Staff for new academic year 2017-2018.
We are pleased to inform you that the General Body of the Parent-Teacher Association of City Pride School has been formed for the academic year 2017-2018 . All the parents of std 1st to 10th are the members of Parent-Teacher Association.
As you all are aware that we have to form the Executive Body of Parent-Teacher Association for the academic year 2017-2018.
We expect the interested parents to self nominate in the format which is available in the school office. Such willingness format can be submitted in the school office on or before Wed, 5th July 2017 till 3:00 pm.
If the numbers of willing parents are more than 1 per standard then a draw will be conducted for selecting the representative of Executive Body Member of the class.
Such draw will be conducted in the school office at 3:00 pm on Fri, 7th July 2017.


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CITY PRIDE SCHOOL
PTA Executive Body Meeting 2016-17
Minutes of Meeting

   DAY: Thursday      DATE: 24.11.16

1] Welcome greetings:  On behalf of the management, Principal, Head mistress and staff Mrs. Sumita Bhattacharya welcomed the members . She read out the minutes of meeting of the previous executive body meeting

   2] Report about school achievements  The Principal Mrs.Maya Sawant gave a presentation on the activities conducted in the past months and achievements in various areas. As follows
She first mentioned about the awards / achievements  received by the school in last 3 months
A] The school was awarded “ Ideal School Award “  by  Pimpri Chichwad Municipal Corporation for all round development of students and for its quality education .

B]  The school is  accredited as” Creative School “by the Finland based Council for Creative Education. The school received this honor for innovative creative practices, design of the learning space and creative teaching

C] Atal Innovation Challenge: Niti AAyog Govt. of India has selected our school for setting up “ Atal Tinkering labs for promoting STEAM  education to foster creativity and problem solving skills . The Principal shared that  about 13000
schools all over India participated participated in it and  City Pride was selected amongst the top  500 school.

Achievements in Competitive Exam and Inter-School Competitions:-
A]  IPM Mega Final 2015-16 :  Total 86 Students appeared for the IPM Mega Final Exam out of which 38  students were awarded cash prize. The school was  awarded as the “Best School Runner up” for highest number of merit in std 8th.

B] EMATS: A student VedantTalegaonkar  fromStd VII Faith bagged first position all over India again this year and made us proud.

C] Homi.Bhabha: 16 students from Std VI  and 9 students from std IX  are qualified for the second level of this exam.

D] CBSE CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Competition  was organized by CBSE at  DPS school  Pune on 8.8.16. In this competition  Vinaya Nair from STD X-Hope and Dhaneshree Bhandarkar from STD IX  bagged Runner Up trophy, certificate and book.

E] Design Championship 2016 was organized by MINDBOX NASSOM BVP on 5th August 2016. City Pride School students and Teachers bagged prizes in various categories for graphic designing and movie making.

F] Indradhanush Competition was  organized by Sanskriti School on 6.8.16 .
Following students emerged as winners
1.    AvaniBelsare from std I-JOY Bagged 1st prize in Fancy Dress Competition
2.    NinadPendse from STD II-Peace won 3rd prize in storytelling.
3.    SiddharthAgarwal form STD II-JOY has won prize in” On spot drawing competition”.
4.    Interschool Singing competition was organized by Vivekanand Kendra in Chinchwadgaon .
5.    Powada singing competition was organized by Shahir Hinge LokkalaPrabodhini Pune on 17th August 16.In this one group won  2nd prize and  another group has won consolation prize.

G] SPORTS:Three students Mehek Shah, Revati.Sonawane, Tanishq .Bhand have emerged out as winners at state level and Mehek Shah turned out to be the winner at National as well as International level
The executive body members appreciated the efforts taken by the  school for success of the students .

Report about school Activities
Various Activities conducted in the school:
Tree Plantation : A tree plantation drive was carried out at Lonavala as a part of field visit for the students of std VIII wherein the children planted saplings in that area to understand the importance of conservation of the environment.

Umbrella Painting & Eco friendly Ganesha Idol making Workshop:To inculcate as well enhance the creativity and  to make the children  aware of the environment are the values inculcated by arranging such workshop.

A suggestion was given by one of the parent that lantern making activity can be made compulsory so that we can  donate these lanterns to deprived people from the society so that their houses are lit.

Budding Scientist competition: To inculcate scientific temper and scientific attitude the children are asked to work on innovative ideas for a certain period and then a competition  is held by the school to exhibit the innovative ideas and winners are declared standard wise.

It was a proud moment when Dr.Ashwini Kulkarni Shared that on eof the judges Mr.Kasar who is the administrator for PCMC science centre  was highly impressed with the innovative ideas of the school and promised that some area will be reserved specially for our school to exhibit a documentary and a model of the school in the Science centre.

The school correspondent shared  about the visit to Finland. A presentation on “ Connect to inspire” was given wherein the management and the parents are united .
The meeting continued with interaction of PTA members with the management members and the school authorities on various other points

3] School picnics :  Mrs. Padma Jose  gave a report of the school picnics . She shared that as per the school education department circular , the school has proposed  picnics to various locations . She informed that the picnics would be finalized only after the permission by the PTA executive body  The school avoids to plan picnics o the waterbodies. The school takes utmost care of the safety of the children by sending teachers as well as lady non -teaching staff for the picnic. This time  one PTA member will accompany the picnic and the cost will be borne by the school . According to the new rules set by the government the school has already submitted the required  consent letters , documents , list of students to the education officer. The school has to take permission from PCMC for std I-VII and from Z.P for std VIII- X.

Mrs. Shilpa Parekh appreciated the school for arranging picnic very nicely for Std X. Mrs Arti Paliwal enquired about Std VII picnic spot. The coordinator Mrs. Suja Rajesh answered that the picnic for std VII was scheduled on 23 rd and 24 th December to Kidzenia

The parents suggested not to give mobile to the students, for picnic or any field visit .The management answered that according to the present Government rules the students can carry a mobile  during picnics .

4] Admission process: Dr. Deepali Sawai gave the information about the admission process for year 2017-18 as follows
The admission process of the school for entry level admissions that is of LKG  will be initiated on  Saturday3 rd December. The form can be downloaded from the website  as it is an online process. Each form has a unique number so care should be taken that it should not be Xeroxed. No interviews are taken in the school of the children pursuing admission to L.KG. The  admission will be given accordingly if the child fits into the age criteria defined by the government. The prospectus will be distributed to the parents at the time of submission of the form. The siblings will be given preference during the admission process. The rest of the seats will be filled by Lucky draw taken in front of the PTA members . The list of the selected students will be displayed on the notice board as well as on the website on 9th January 2017.

5] Fee Fixation: Dr.Ashwini Kulkarni  explained about  fee fixation rules set up by the state Government  regarding the fee rise. She mentioned that as per government norms schools can raise the pre decided fees  in every two years.  Before the fee fixation act , the fees increase by 10% every year as agreed upon by the parents at the time of admission and the school has always abided by this rise . The fees never increases excess to the upper sealing of 10% . Though due to the new fee fixation rules we will have to fix the fees for next two years for  the academic year 2017-18 and also for the year 2018-19.

Considering the actual income –expenditure account for year 2016-17 and  budgeted income –expenditure  for year 2017-18 , The school management proposed the increase of 20% for next two years . The income expenditure accounts of the school are kept in the for PTA members to see.
There was a discussion among the parents regarding this and they mentioned that a rise of 20% in two years would disturb their annual budget of expenses. They suggested that that a rise of 10% every year would be more convenient for everyone instead of 20% in two years .
It was concluded that instead of increasing the fees by 20% in year 20017-18 , the fees wll increase only by 10%  by giving the concession of 10% for year 2017-18 .  Thus the total fee icrease for next two years will be 20%  which would be devided in two slabs of 10% in year 2017-18 and 10% in year 2018-19 . This suggestion was unanimously agreed by all the members.

6] Annual gathering:       The dates of annual gathering  were declared in the meeting. The Annual gathering for standard d III –   X is scheduled on    13/12/16 and for std L.KG- II on /12/16.Details about the same will be given later in the  form of notice in the school. The PTA members expressed their wish to volunteer  themselves to help the teachers even in  setting the programme . The school assured that Some parents will be called as volunteers to help the school in carrying out the programme on the scheduled days.  The parents shared about the problems they face about the parking  and seating arrangement in  the hall during Annual Gathering. The management shared that the parents should have a mutual understanding and they should send tips on whatsApp  about how to manage the seating arrangement and parking during annual gathering. Some tips given were like carpooling can be preferred to avoid parking problem. Only 2  parents should attend the programme.

7 ] Social activities in School
a] Donation Drive:  Ms. Shobhana Gopalkrishnan gave the report of social activity conducted in    school . A donation drive of  clothes was arranged in the school for “Anandashram” & yojak        NGO . Also bicycles were donated to adivashi children from lonawala . Mrs Renu Inamdar , PTA        member appreciated  the school for this wonderful contribution. She even mentioned that the         clothes were sorted and packed accordingly. It was great help and a big thank you to all the       aunties, tais and the PRO MrsBanti Mishra for the same.
The school is planning to adopt a village where the stakeholders  can help for bringing in the development in such villages .The next step is to build toilets .The PTA members were very glad to join in to help in this good act. This activity will be planned in the second week of January.

b] Aseem Foundation: It was a proud moment when the school correspondent Dr.Ashwini.Kulkarni declared that our school was selected by aseem foundation for providing school education to the students from Jammu Kashmir who are deprived from their basic right to education. The main aim was to get this children into main stream and the school will always work for such social acts and help the children to perceive education.

C] Environmental Awareness: The school is associated with Energy conservation Association ( ECA) which helps to conduct activities with the help of the students. One of the activity is plastic Disposal The people will come in the month of December or January to collect the plastic wastes which is recycled.
Members wholeheartedly appreciated this activities for social cause which will develop their children in good human beings in future

8] Other points discussed
A]  Distribution of books : Principal put forth the point regarding distribution of the books for year 2017-18 . She suggested that the school will give list of books and notebooks to the parents so that they can buy the books from the markets as it is very difficult to distribute them by school  But One of the parent member Mrs Nisha Yusuf requested  that the parents will be thankful if the school makes an arrangement for the distribution of the textbooks in the school itself as parents find it very difficult to move around in the market to locate the shops who can provide these books. It was also discussed that NCERT books are not available easily in the market .it has to be ordered  early , Also the distributer gives discount only if the books are purchased in bulk at school . The management after listening to the members agreed  that the school will make this arrangement of distribution of the books on the request of Parents .The notebooks will be distributed only for the I term and the parents should buy the notebooks once the I term notebook gets over.

B] Introduction Of Sanskrit Language: Mrs. Padma Jose spoke about the thought to introduce Sanskrit or French  as an optional language along with German language  .It was suggested that options and suggestions are welcomed from the parents side to take a confirmed call. It was decided to send the consent note to the parent regarding the introduction of Sanskrit / French . The third subject option will be introduces as per the choice of maximum parents

9] The education department representative  Mrs Prabhavati Patil who was present for the meeting expressed her satisfaction about the progress about the school . she said that it is very rare to see the unity of parents and school which is seen in this school . She wished all the best for the bright future of the school.

10] Vote of thanks : The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by mrs. Suja Rajesh


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   Date:15/11/2016
Dear PTA Executive Members,
PTA Executive Body members are requested to be present for a meeting  on Thursday , 24th Nov 2016 at 12 noon in the school seminar Hall.  
Chairman -PTA General Body- Mrs Maya Sawant ( Principal- City Pride School)


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   Notice of the meeting of Parent -Teachers Association

   Name of the School : CITY PRIDE SCHOOL
Date :05.10.2016
Member of Parent-Teacher Association

   Sub. : Notice of the meeting of Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

   Dear Parents,
With reference to the subject cited above, as per the provisions of the section 4(2) (f) of the
Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2011 (Mah VII of 2014) and rule
4(2) of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Rules, 2016, the meeting of
Parent-Teachers Association is scheduled on the dt :20.10.2016 at :10.00 am.
at Seminar Hall of City Pride School

   Agenda of the meeting is enclosed herewith.
• Welcome to PTA members
• Report on activities  & achievements in the past months
• Approval of Picnic spots
• Fees Fixation for two academic year 2017-2018 & 2018-2019
• Any other point
• Vote of thanks

   You are requested to attend the meeting in time. As per the provisions of rule 4(4), of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Rules, 2016 the meeting will be conducted if at least ten percent of the members of the full complement of the PTA are present. If the attendance is less, the Chairperson shall adjourn the meeting for half an hour. If the quorum is still not fulfilled, the meeting will be cancelled and recalled after 15 days by following the process mentioned in the rules.
Yours faithfully,

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Notice of the meeting of Parent -Teachers Association

Name of the School : CITY PRIDE SCHOOL
Date :15.06.2016
Member of Parent-Teacher Association

Sub. : Notice of the meeting of Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

Dear Parents,
With reference to the subject cited above, as per the provisions of the section 4(2) (f) of the
Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2011 (Mah VII of 2014) and rule
4(2) of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Rules, 2016, the meeting of
Parent-Teachers Association is scheduled on the dt :25.06.2016 at :10.00 am.
at Seminar Hall of City Pride School
Agenda of the meeting is enclosed herewith.
•    Welcome to PTA members
•    Report of the school
•    Rules and regulation of the school
•    Academic details and achievements
•    Success at competitive exams
•    Report of co-curricular& other activities started by the school
•    Cultural Activities
•    New Addition
•    Innovative Activities
•    Field visits & Picnics
•    Report about remedial coaching
•    Information about fees
•    Interactive sessions
•    Other points
•    Election of Advisory Board Members
•    Vote of thanks

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CITY PRIDE SCHOOL
GENERAL  BODY  MEETING
YEAR 2016-17- 25.06.2016

A General Body Meeting of all the parents of the school was conducted on Saturday 25.6.16 at 10:00 a.m. in the Seminar Hall of City Pride School.

A note regarding the same was sent to all the parents along with the agenda of the meet on Wednesday, 15.6.16

Members Present for the meet.
1.    Chairman - Ms. Maya Sawant – Principal
2.    Secretary - Ms. Padma Jose    - Headmistress
3.    Management Representative - Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni
4.    Management Representative - Dr. Deepali Sawai  
5.    School Invitee -  Ms. Vaishali Hargude
6.    Teacher Representative Secondary Section (IX – X) - Ms. Priyanka Soni  
7.    Teacher Representative  Secondary Section(VI – VIII) - Ms. Suja Rajesh  
8.    Teacher Representative Primary Section (III – V) -  Ms. Shobana Gopalkrishnan
9.    Teacher Representative Primary Section (I – II) -Ms. Sumita Bhattacharya
10.    Teacher Representative  Pre-Primary Section (KG Section) - Ms. Poonam Patel
11.    Administrative  Officer – Ms Nilima V Palse
12.    The class teachers and subject teachers of Std I-X
13.    Parents of all classes from Std I- X

Agenda of the meet.
•    Welcome to PTA members
•    Report of the school
•    Rules and regulation of the school
•    Academic details and achievements
•    Success at competitive exams
•    Report of co-curricular& other activities started by the school
•    Cultural Activities
•    Innovative Activities
•    New Addition
•    Field visits & Picnics
•    Report about remedial coaching
•    Information about fees
•    Interactive sessions
•    Other points
•    Election of Advisory Board Members
•    Vote of thanks

   1.Welcome to PTA members

Ms. Shobana Gopalkrishnan welcomed all the parents to the General Body Meeting 2016-17.

The meeting was initiated by Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni. She explained to the parents the concept of General Body Meeting and the procedure of forming the Executive committee. She   mentioned that in our school we have a very good bonding and relationship with parents because the school has been very transparent in sharing details about all activities. Through General Body meeting, two parent representatives (per division) will be nominated by the parents. Out of these members, one member per standard will be elected through a lucky draw to constitute the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will consist of the following

 Chairman –                               Principal
 Vice Chairman-                     One parent
 Secretary-                                One teacher
 Two Joint Secretaries -    Two parents
 Members-                               One teacher and one parent from every standard                                      

The Principal Mrs. Maya Sawant greeted and welcomed  the PTA Members. She explained  what is Parent-Teachers Association and the role of PTA members She requested the teacher representatives of various sections to introduce themselves The class teachers and the subject teachers also introduced themselves. She further mentioned that in our school some of our senior teachers are empowered to take up responsibilities and  leadership roles within the organization. So we have a very good decentralized system of working. There are various Departments and Committees  which are headed by our senior teachers. The Principal appreciated all the teachers and the students who have brought laurels to the school

2.Report of the school

Mrs Maya Sawant presented the report of the school. She started her report mentioning the Vision and Mission of the school.
       
Our Vision
To develop children into enlightened citizens of tomorrow “Reaching New Heights”

Our Mission
City Pride school will emphasize on quality education in a facilitative challenging and positive environment, encouraging sharing and caring so as to make dynamic, inquisitive and rational individuals who display high self esteem and a sense of morality.

She mentioned about the awards won at National and International level.

Ma’am also mentioned about the different rooms designed for conducting various activities in the school. She mentioned that City Pride School has state of art classrooms equipped with LCD projectors and Computers in each class. The entire school is Wi-fi connected with internet connectivity available in our computer labs and also in the classrooms .Teachers regularly use Computers for teaching learning and evaluation process. The school has implemented TopSchool software for effective communication and for online fee payment. Reports can be generated through Topschool. Parents can view photographs and receive messages through this software. Keeping in mind the security and safety of our children the school has installed CCTV camera at the entrance of the school and also GPS system in the school buses.

                  She further mentioned that the school has two well stocked libraries with thousands of books on various topics, magazines , reference books , CD collections for teachers and students.  To explore  mathematical concepts in a practical manner and to create visual impact of mathematical concepts, the school has a well equipped maths lab where students of classes I-VIII visit regularly and learn maths enthusiastically. The school has installed a special programme called “Funtoot” (individualized learning programm) for making mathematics interesting. This programme caters to the needs of every student and thus enables every child to do his / her best in mathematics.

                    School also has three science labs which stimulate the need of students to know how things work. Along with this the school has also developed a “Discovery lab”. These labs develop the scientific attitude and help to teach scientific principles in the most amazing way.     
 
                   The school has an in campus play ground to bring out the sporting talent of children and to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship. Every morning we have Sports Club activities conducted by our own team of sports teachers. We also train students for Flute playing and Drum beats. Soon City Pride School will have its own school band.
 
                   Caring about the health of our students the school has appointed  a  fulltime qualified nurse. We have a  medical room wherein first aid treatment is given to the students.
 
                    To cater to  learning difficulties seen among children and to help children overcome their emotional and social insecurities and to develop their confidence , the school has appointed fulltime counselors also.

                    An activity room well equipped with toys and LCD projector  is available for preprimary students. Here the students play indoor games and watch movies. School functions and parents meetings are conducted in the school seminar hall.

                    We ensure that students are socially conscious . Various environment protection activities are taken up by school which involves active participation by students. The school has been awarded as the 'Best School' for 'Implementation of various methods to protect environment.' This year the school will be working on Waste Management. This activity would be done by Std 10th students. The leftover breakfast of students would be put in the pit for formation of compost.
 Every year students conduct awareness programme based on celebrating festivals in an Eco-friendly manner. During Ganesh festival our students convey messages to the public about immersing Ganesh Idols in the talav and not into the river thus preventing pollution of water.


She also mentioned about an unique activity followed at our school on “Water Conservation”.
 One of the steps towards saving water, is practiced, wherein the students are asked to pour the water left in their water bottle into the buckets kept near the exit on the ground floor at the end of the school. This collected water is utilized to water the garden, clean the washrooms/classrooms and mopping the floors when there is scarcity of water. This is been consistently followed since 2014. This learning has been shared by the students at their respective homes. This activity was recognized and appreciated by the whole nation

   

   •    Solar Panels and rain water harvesting system  established in the school campus enable students to learn to conserve water and electricity.
•    The school has  also actively took part in the “JalDindi Program ”
•    City Pride School won 2nd Prize and "Best Green School award", in Pune city from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, in the 9th Enviro Green Theatre Festival (Nisarga Mitra Shala).
•    The school focuses on celebrating almost all festivals in very eco-friendly manner like preparing  Eco-friendly Ganpati idols. The school received 1st prize as “Eco-friendly School” by Maharashtra Pollution Mandal for 'Implementation of various methods to protect environment.'


3. Rules & Regulations : Mrs Shobana Gopalkrishnan spoke about the rules and regulations of the school  
•    Follow the School Timings. Late comers will be sent home.
•    Calendars should be carried  to school daily.
•    Children should wear neat and clean uniform.
•    Children should maintain good hygienic habits.
•    Girls should wear white colour hair band and should not wear bindies, fancy earrings.
•    Length of the girls and boys uniform should be above the knee.
•    I- Card should be worn every day.
•    Library books which will be given once in a week should be handled carefully and should be returned the very next week during the library period else they are subjected to pay the fine. (cost of the book)
•    Yearly 10 leaves are sanctioned which could be taken at times of emergency .Parents are requested to co – operate & plan when to take this leave.
•     Parents should be present on Interaction days & open days.
•    School website updates you with the portion as well as breakfast for every month.
•    Those who wish to serve hot lunch to their children can drop their lunch packs at entrance at 12 noon.

4. Academic details and achievements
Headmistress Mrs. Padma Jose further continued talking about Education at City Pride School.
Education at City Pride School is based on project approach with exposure through field visits, research projects, science workshops and presentations. The Continuous and comprehensive evaluation pattern [C.C.E.] is followed meticulously in the school. The education system in our school aims at helping students in understanding the facts by working hands-on, applying simpler & investigative learning way so as to arouse interest & develop better understanding in their subject. She  mentioned about the achievements of the school.  


CITY PRIDE SCHOOL TOPS CBSE  STD X RESULTS  (Last 4 years)

Particulars

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Name of the Topper

Sanjeev Grampurohit

Govind Menon

Disha Gupta

Avni Jain

Percentage

94.8 %

98.4%

98%

98.8%

10 CGPA

7 students

31 students

18 students

34 students

Between

9 CGPA- 10 CGPA

17 students

33 students

32 students

28 students

Below 9 CGPA

17 students

23 students

35 Students

24 students

Total number of students

41 students

87 students

85 Students

86 students

5. Success at Competitive exam

The Headmistress explained about the various competitive exams for this academic year. She cleared the confusion related to the registration fees and payment of book amount. She mentioned that this year two copies of the receipt will be given, out of which one copy will go to the cashier and the other should be stuck in the student’s diary after the payment. She mentioned that the school has been taking hard efforts to develop the logical , analytical and quantitative skills of students through a modified and integrated curriculum.

School coaches students for various competitive exam like State Board Scholarship Exams, Institute for promotion of mathematics (IPM)  National Science Olympiad (NSO)  & Homi Bhabha Exam.

Besides this student appear for other exams like UCO NSO ,IMO ,IEO , Mathex (NECM ) MTS, NTS , Maxmuller German Exam and participate in various science project competitions and quiz programmes like, IIT Quiz , Bournvita Quiz. Every year students get selected for a programme conducted by Infosys company called -“ Spark Catch them Young ”

She further mentioned the glorious achievements in different competitive exams.

City Pride School has won the trophy of "Best School with highest number of achievers in Mahatrashtra" from  Homi Bhabha Committee.
Achievers at Homi Bhabha exam are :
1. Arnav Kumbhar (Std-VI H) - Gold Medal
2. Vedant Talegaonkar (Std-VI H) - Gold Medal
3. Riya Mokashi (Std-IX F) - Gold Medal
4. Debarun Karmarkar (Std- VI F) - Silver Medal
5. Mrunal Athalye (Std- VI H)- Silver Medal

    Middle School & High School Scholarship examination-2014 (Results declared in 2015 )
Std- IV  Number of students Appeared-130,  Passed-126
Remarkable achievement -  9 students have secured 100/100 Marks in English subject.

Toppers – State Rankers Janhavi Rane , Saket Burute , Shriya Gawade, Arnav Oruganty, Anusha Bardiya, Tanishq Bhand, Rutu Kulkarni

Std- VII Number of students-        Apeared-52,       Passed-48
Toppers – District Level are :Vaishnavi Bhondave , Vaishnavi Kulkarni, Suyash Bhandare, Reva Rasne , Sankalp Dubey

    Unified Cyber Olympiad (2015-16) : Niti Deokar of Std- III secured 3rd Rank at All India Level and has been awarded  Tablet PC and a Gold  Medal by UCO.
Mrs Suja Rajesh Teacher Representative (VI – VIII) spoke about the  Success at other  Inter-School competitions

•    DSK Design Olympiad, Organised by DSK World Education Council
Khushbu Choudhary bagged the 2ndprize  for the project “Dream Tower On Food Storage In India”. This was an innovative idea designed & presented by the school.


•    App designed by students
CPS students of class IX and X , Yashwardhan Dixit, Bhavesh Doshi , VedKhandekar and Aditya Patil have developed an app for the safety of women and children. This app is called as “Avishyaat”!!  which means ‘Helping Readily’.  ‘Avishyaat’  provides you with plethora of options whenever you find yourself in any  untoward situation.This app was highly appreciated by all the parents.
 
A special mention of the book “7 Decisions 1 Destination”.  written by Vaidehi Deoskar- Our ex-student of std X  first batch ( 2012-2013). Everybody appreciated & congratulated Vaidehi.

•    Inter-School Dance Competition, organised by Sanskruti School , Pune Conducted on 22nd July 2015
City Pride School students bagged the 2ndprize in Fusion Dance

•    Group Singing Interschool Folk Song Competition, Organised By-Indira International School, Conducted on 16.02.2016
CPS student won First Prize among 15 schools.The prize was A Trophy and Cash amount of Rs.3000/-.
Voice of Maharashtra, Organised By KirtiShri Group PCMC held on  16 August  2015- Shivangi Mishra , a student of VIII Hope Bagged the consolation prize and was presented a trophy and a certificate

•    Povada Singing Competition ,Organised  by Shahir Hinge Lok Kala  Prabodhini and  Deccan Education Society New English School.
CPS Students  wontrophy and cash prize of Rs. 2000/- in Povada Singing competition.

•    NatyaSanskar Kala Academy in the Memory of Late ShriDiwakar, Organised By Blue Ridge Public School , Hinjewadi, Conducted on 8 August 2015
     Students bagged various prizes in the competition.

•    NatyachataSpardha, NatyaSanskar Kala Academy in the Memory of Late ShriDiwakar,  Organised by JnanaPrabodhiniNavnagarVidyalaya. held on 9th August 2015
Group A :  1st Prize and 3rdPrize ,  Group B :   3rdPrize ,  Group C :    1stPrize

•    Marathi Drama Competition, Organisedby  ShriBhausaheb Bhoir In the memory of
     Late. Raja Gosavi .
     City Pride School students bagged the 2nd Prize for the Drama  “Jhadaani Shikavla Dhadaa”
•    Cyber Champ 2016, Organized by City Pride School, Sponsored by Persistent Foundation , Pune, on 9/1/2016 and 16/1/2016
City Pride School and Dr. Shamrao Kalmadi High School bagged the Cyber Champ 2016 Championship
City Pride School won the various prizes in the following events.
MSW LOGO : 2nd and 3rd Prize
Webpage Designing: 3rd Prize
IT Quiz (Senior Group) 2ndPrize and 3rdPrize
Power Point Presentation (Ideas &  Innovations)2nd Prize
Computer Software Project  - 2ndPrize

•    Cyber Genius 2015-16, Organized by Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao High School, held in the month of December 2015 and January 2016
1st Prize in Photoshop Competition
2nd Prize in  IT Quiz Sub-Junior.
2nd Prize for Best Design in Robotics and Model Designing competition.
3rd Prize in MS Paint Competition.

•    Bournvita Quiz Contest-  Anish Deshpande and Omkar Bhosale of Std-VIII bagged 1st Runner up prize and were awarded Silver medal.

•    Earthquake Quiz (IITK) Organised by IIT-Kanpur - IIT Kanpur organizes ‘Earthquake’ quiz every year. CPS team won the regional round hosted by VNIT-Nagpur. The CPS team qualified for the final round held in IIT Kanpur and won the 4th position

•    German Essay Writing Competition  Conducted by Samwaad Language Institute
Srushti Joshi (IX F) won 1st Prize and Rishabh Agarwal( X H) bagged Consolation Prize

Talking about SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS –Mrs Shobhana G teacher representative (III-V)  mentioned about the achievements at District / state & national levels.

Date

Competition

Participating Students with Awards

05.01.2016 To 09.01.2016 State Level Roller skating competition
Organized by Roller Skating Federation of India
Tanishq Bhand (Std-V) Girls under – 10 silver medals in (Quad) Mehek Shah (Std- VI) Girls under – 10 - Won gold & silver medal. silver medals in (Inline)

Both of them are selected for National Level competition

22.01.2016  To 25.01.2016

 

Maharashtra State sub junior athletics Competition. Organised by Maharashtra Amateur athletic association.

Girls under 6 (4X50 mtr Relay)  Boys under 6 (4X50 mtr Relay) 

Arnav Nilesh Deshmukh  (UKG) Long Jump   - III rd Prize

Ishayu Gautam  Patil  (UKG) - Run 50 mtr III Prize

Raghav  Sarode  (UKG) 30 mtr Run - II Prize 

15.01.2016  To 19.01.2016

 

National Level Roller Skating  Federation  Of India , Organised  by  Pune District Roller Skating Federation

Tanish Bhand (Std.V) - Got Silver Medal under 8-10 age group(2nd Category).

14.02.2016

 

Karate Fight competition Organised By -Universal shotokan Karate  Association

Team of CPS Students 5 Gold Medals

2 Bronze Medals

2 Silver Medals

13.02.2016  To 14.02.2016

Open District Roller Skating Competition Organised by -L & T Skating Club

Mehek shaha (StdVI) 2 Gold Medals

Revati Sonawane (StdV) 2 Bronze Medal

Vishruth Palempati(UKG)  1 Bronze Medal

Gresha Kankariya (Std.II) 1 Bronze Medal

19.02.2016  To  21.02.2016

Open Roller Skating Competition Organised by DSK School Pune & Fighter Skate Chinchwad

Revati Sonawane(Std-V) Bronze medal. Won bronze medal & Trophy  in Inline Group.

Vishruth Palempati(UKG)  1 Bronze Medal

19.02.2016 To 21.02.2016

Sub Junior Athletics Competition (District Level)
Organized by P.C. Athletics Association

Boys under – 6
Vishruth Palempati(UKG) Gold Medal in 4 X 50 m relay

Azlaam Shaikh ( UKG) Gold Medal in 4 X 50 m relay

Raghav Sarode  (UKG) Gold Medal in 4 X 50 m relay. 1 Bronze medal in 30 M running race.

Eshayu Patil (UKG) Gold Medal in 4 X 50 m relay. 1st Prize in 30 M running race.1st prize in 50 M running race.. Best Player in Boys under 6 category.

Arnav Deshmukh  (UKG) Gold Medal – Long Jump

Raghav Sarode (UKG) Silver Medal – Long Jump

Rishit Deshmukh (UKG) – Bronze Medal – Long Jump

 

6. Report on co-curricular and other activities started by the school.

Skill and Innovation

Mrs Maya Sawant mentioned that from standard 6th onwards the school provides Soft Skill Training to students to enhance the creativity, innovation, thinking, and problem-solving, communication skills. Activities are planned in order to work on thinking, social & emotional skills touching the parameters of self awareness, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and confidence. The innovative programs make the children ready for 'out-of¬ box' thinking and also helps in developing their all round personalities.

The school has established state of art Robotics lab in association with Think Labs from IIT Mumbai. The lab consists of as many as 12 robokits and visual programming facility.From std   6 th  the students can choose Robotics as an elective and are given training in depth  about Robotics upto programming level. The students build Robots, programme them according to the tasks given. City Pride School has participated in one of the largest National Robotics Championship, TRICKS 2014 and bagged the various prizes.

Another most popular elective that the students can choose since std. 6th is “ Animation and Gaming “ . A separate well equipped animation lab has been developed by school with high end hardware , software and other accessories . An experienced trainer from animation industry has been appointed to impart practical knowledge to students for creating animated films and games. Students have created amazing films which are displayed at annual exhibition. Under Animation, the school students designed the images for the 7th “ Doodle for Google”  competition. Google invited kids to create Doodles for the theme - “If I could create something for India it would be……. ”

Not only technologist but some City Pride School children can become future fashion designers too!! The school offers yet another elective for creative children as “Fashion Designing”  from std. 6th. The students design and stitch clothes & make accessories and display them on ramp during annual events.

Last year City Pride School introduced one more elective course in “Electronics” . This course is for the students of Std – 6th  onwards. This course help students to develop their logical and analytical skills. They can relate this knowledge an apply it to solve day to day problems.

“Gardening”  is another elective subject where the children get the chance to be with nature and develop sensitivity towards the environment. This year we have asked every student to plant a tree at home or in their neighboring area, water it and take care of it. Finally after a period of 6 months the students will have to submit a report which will be considered as one of the activities under formative assessment.
 
7. Cultural Activities

Talking about cultural activities principal madam added that the school give special emphasis on  developing cultural and creative instincts among our children.  On a regular basis, through the daily school assembly significance of the day is mentioned. The School has developed various creative clubs wherein we systematically train our students from std 1st onwards for various Indian forms of art like Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Western Dance , Harmonium , Tabla and Indian classical singing. Students appear for Gandharva Mahavidyalaya examinations through school. Expert coaches with “Visharad “ are appointed for honing these skills. Drawing and art coaching is another distinct feature of the school, which is carried out by expert teachers . Students appear for Elementary and Intermediate exams every year and secure good grades.

8. Innovative Activities : Dr Ashwini Kulkarni mentioned  about the Innovative Activities practiced at City Pride School

She first spoke about Journalism. Last year City Pride School had undertaken an activity called “Journalism”.  We believe that journalism is an attitude and not merely a profession!! A team of “School Journalist were trained with basics of Journalism by experts. This team published a newspaper called “Quest” which covered news and articles related to Global , National , City and School level. School journalist team exhibits high commitment and confidence towards this noble cause. This activity has developed student’s vigilance, observant nature and self confidence. This year we will have a new set of journalists doing this activity.

We also plan to come out with our school magazine this year. Here again we will invite articles from students, parents and people working in different fields who are connected to the school.

Creya Learning: A concept that revolves around “STEAM” (skills of science ,technology , engineering, art and maths. Through this program children can develop problem solving, critical analysis and skill development. They can apply these skills to create innovative solutions to real world problems. This program is introduced for Std 4th and 5th this year.  

Phonetics : To develop the speaking skills of students and to improve their pronunciation and accent we have introduced phonetic classes for std 3rd to 5th . An external faculty trains students for this area during regular English periods.  

News paper reading : NIE newspaper is issued from std 5th to 10th  Teachers conduct activities based on NIE newspaper which can be considered as a part of formative assessment. This encourages newspaper reading and helps children to develop their reading and writing skills. Sakal activities are planned for STD: 1st to 4th  

Dramatization: The school has started one more new activity English drama sessions for std 6th  A period has been allotted for English Drama in Std 6th  and for Marathi drama in  std 4th & 5th . We have an external faculty coming to train students for these sessions. The students will present the same on stage later.
 
Umbrella painting and Ganesh Idol making activities are carried out in the school for the students of Std 6th to 10th  The parents should show more enthusiasm for the enrolment of their children in such activities

International Connectivity - Research study by University of Bristol – A team from University of Bristol will be conducting a research on how children develop their social &cognitive skills in the month of August.  We are fortunate to be selected by them. Students of class UKG and standard 3rd will be involved in this study. A detail report about the same will be submitted to the school.

Budding Scientist: Madam explained that this year we are going to have a science project competition for std 3rd to 10th students. This competition would be titled as “Budding Scientist” Notice regarding the theme and the other requirements was already sent to all the students in the month of April. This first level of this competition would take place on Sat 13th August 2016. Shortlisted projects from this round would go ahead for the 2nd level. Details regarding the 2nd level will be sent later.

Self Defense Workshop is planned every year for girl students to encourage women empowerment and help them build confidence too .Students are given a lecture on Safety and Security by  an  expert in the same field and training for karate stunts by the karate expert is conducted . This year onwards we have decided to have this workshop for all the students from Std 5th onwards.

Creative Club : This year onwards for the students of std 8th to 10th we have introduced a Creative club  which includes activities like making wall hanging, bird feeders,  plantation in plastic bottles etc.

Bridging the gap with parents ‘Connect to Inspire’ – Ma’am mentioned that we believe that parents and school are integral part of child’s life and they need to work together for optimum development of the child. City Pride is blessed with most cooperative and enthusiastic parents who believe in basic philosophy of our school. Through the programme “Connect to Inspire” school has encouraged parents to actively participate in various activities of the school and this platform would enable parents to get strongly connected to the school.

Internship Programme : Confidence building being one of the aim, students are sent for summer internship in few of the organizations of our own parents of the school who help them be a part of the organization for a  week and get to know and learn the respective work cultural.

Home Visits :  In order to improvise the social skills of the students, selected students are sent for home visits to few of our parents who interview them and give us a feedback in order to help us to groom our students better.

Student Council :  Student Council is a platform where the students self nominate themselves and are later elected through proper voting process. We takes special effectors to develop their leadership skills and conduct team building exercises for them. These students actively participate in the decision making of the school at various levels.  
 
9. New additions Open door ,Fun toot, Next Education, Top school
Ms.Suja Rajesh spoke about the
•    Fun toot- fun toot is an Intelligent and adaptive digital tutor that facilitates personalized learning based on each child’s individual IQ, learning style, learning gaps and proficiency. It is an individualized self learning programmed for mathematics. For  STD: 6th  – 8th  Fun toot is  accessible in school and also at home  . Fun Toot will help students in self study and clears their basic concepts. She appreciated management for providing all such facilities to students. She advised parents to not to send students for private tuitions and burden them..
•    Open Door: Open Door education’ started in 2013 by IIT alumni is focused at making science education meaningful. Presently Open Door Science & Maths evaluation is adopted in the school for Std 6th , 7th & 8th .
•    Next Education / Extra Marks: These soft wares of latest technology are  installed in every class room, which enable teachers to explain concepts in a better way.  
•    Top School: Parents were informed about top school interactive software, which help easy communications, online fee payments and other features.
10. Field visits and picnics : Mrs Sumita Bhattacharya mentioned that the school arranges 3 field visits for every standard and 1 picnic in a year. For classes 1st to 3rd we arrange one day picnics and for higher classes we arrange 1 night stay picnics. A consent regarding the same is taken from the parents. We ensure that the place is safe and pleasant for the students. She mentioned the places standardwise  -   

Std I : Post Office , Chinchwad, Dehu Road Farm., Railway Station, Akurdi, Lekha Farm
Std II : Holy Places, Huma Bakery, Talwade, Thergaon Boat Club, Shantivan
Std III : Nachiket Balgram, Orphanage, Joshi Museum,Kothrud., Katraj zoo. Aryan Public School
Std IV : Shree Keshar printers & Publishers, Chinchwad, Kelkar Museum, Parvati. Pinewood
Std V : Gerbera Farm. Ahire water purifier,Talawade., Mahatma Phule, Museum , Moksha, Kamshet
Std VI : Deccan College, Apiary (Opp. Agriculture College), Deaf & Dumb school , Yelkar Farm
Std VII : Goradeshwar, Tribal Museum, New place (Not yet decided) , Kidzania
Std VIII : Sihagad., Zoological Survey Of India, Nigdi, Jwala Auto Eng(Garage), Chinchwad. Hyderabad
Std IX : NCCS, NDA, Gujarat/Mysore
Std X : Fine Automation,  NCCS, Kolhad.
The parents agreed for the visits to these wonderful places to be shown to the students.Mrs Bhattacharya mentioned about the learning that happens during these visits.

11 Report about remedial coaching
Mrs. Padma Jose, the Head Mistress spoke regarding  remedial coaching. She mentioned that this year we have remedial coaching done for  Std: 7th & 10th students. In the remedial session, the students will be given special attention and time to understand the concepts thoroughly. This practice will encourage and motivate students to do their best in academic and other activities also. Parents appreciated this thought of the school and thanked the management for the same.

12. Information about fees
Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni  mentioned that considering the projected income-expenditure  and the school budget, the school will always restrict its fee rise as per the commitment during the time of admission Ma’am mentioned that we will put up this proposal during the Executive Body meeting and take the decision.

13. Interactive session

Mr Garg of Std 3rd requested to keep the sports session on weekends on this principal madam answered that the children are already occupied with extra curricular activities in weekend so it is not possible to have sports sessions on weekends.
A parent of std 4th appreciated the bus drivers and tais  in the bus, she mentioned that good care is taken by tai during the travel.

Mrs Patil asked about the science project. Mrs Geeta Kulkarni suggested that there should be an Interaction Day in the month of April also. Ma’am agreed to this.

Mrs. Amiya.Kulkarni appreciated the connect to inspire activity.

One of the parents mentioned that mathematics tables should be revised in the class regularly. On this madam replied this practice should be done at home on regular basis.

Mrs Toraskar appreciated the new German CD given to std 6th students. She mentioned that such CDs help to develop their language skills and are self sufficient for the child to study at home on his/ her own.

Mrs Nisha Panicker asked about MOM Exam  ( Maharashtra Olympiad Movement) for std 7th students. Ma’am addressed parents that to prepare students for MOM exam we need to run with the syllabus since the first level of the exam is conducted in the month of Nov .Last year we have experienced that in subjects like maths and science the students found it difficult to understand the basic concepts as the syllabus had to be covered speedily, so this year the school would train std 7th students for NSO Exam  (National Science Olympiad). She further mentioned that we will be having scholarship coaching classes for std 5th and IPM (Institute for Promotion of Mathematics) coaching classes for std 3rd to 6th . We also would have coaching done for Homi Bhabha Exam.

One of the parents inquired about the school band activity madam replied that from last year we have introduced Flute playing in our school. An external trainer trains these children in the morning for band as well as flute playing. Very soon we will have our own school band.

Mrs Mrrnalini Rasne asked about the Open door assessment for std 9th. Padma madam explained in detailed about the two levels of open door. She mentioned that all the students of the class will be appearing for every cycle which will include two assessments. In a year there would be 4 cycles. Based on the average of these cycles the child would be awarded medal and certificate at the end of the year.

Parents of std 10th requested to keep a gap of one or two days during the exams. Padma Madam agreed to this and announced that there would be one day gap between the papers during exams.
 Mrs Kothawale asked about the creative club, Padma madam explained about the activity which would be conducted under the Creative Club.

14.    Other point

Dr Ashwini Kulkarni mentioned that taking into consideration the safety and security of our children and the medical assistance that they need during any emergency, the school has decided to have Group Insurance done for all the students. The parents were very happy and thankful for this wonderful thought of the school and agreed for paying their share  for the insurance of their child.  

Ashwini Madam told that our children are in their growing age, their brain is developing and for that reason we have various activities to enhance their creative and mental skills. From    std 6th  onwards  we start  activities and the children are interested in doing these activities but as they go to higher classes their interest drops and the parents also stop showing their interest in their child’s development. She requested parents to keep on giving time to their children and motivating them at all stages.

She also shared her experiences about an ex-student of the school Govind Menon, who told her that he was deprived of all the activities and fun part of the school as he was preparing himself for the competitive exam of engineering after his 12th. Std.  He mentioned, finally what  helped him were the 10 years of schooling as his all round development happened because of the efforts of the school and the exposure given by the school at different platforms.

Ashwini Madam mentioned about the activity called” Khari Kamai” done two years back which enabled us to help the villagers of Malingaon. She thanked Mrs. Renu Inamdar who runs an NGO named  “YOJAK” for conducting tree plantation activity in a village near Lonavala. These kind of activities encourage social sense.

Dr Ashwini Kulkarni mentioned about the parenting sessions conducted in the school at different levels. She said we normally plan these sessions one at Pre-primary level then at  Primary level and one at the higher level. We also have special sessions for mother parents and their daughters conducted by Dr Panwalkar. These sessions bring a lot of awareness and a change in the parents thought.  

Regarding NSO exam Maya ma’am told that questions can come from anywhere so students have to do a lot of self learning. As we have to cover 90% syllabus by the month of November  we expect the students to put in effort from their side also.

 She further mentioned that every year the school has a special programme called “Super Achievers”  wherein we felicitate and congratulate all the students who have achieved success in various competitive exams and innovative projects / competitions. These students are given medals and certificates. This definitely encourages and motivates students to do better in life.

15    Election of Advisory Board Members from Std 1st to 10th : The principal informed the parents that all the parents of the school are the members of the General Body committee. She further  requested 2  parents of every division to be nominated as a part of Advisory Board Committee  for the year 2016-2017.As per this we had 8 members per standard nominated by the parents  as Advisory Board Members of PTA ( the list is attached herewith)


16.    Vote of thanks
Mrs. Sumita Bhattacharya teacher representative thanked parents for being with us during the General Body Meeting. She also thanked the management , the teachers  for being present at the General Body Meeting.

City Pride School                                  
PTA Advisory Committee [2016-17]          

Sr.no. Std Div Name of the member Name of the member
1 L.KG Oswald Mrs.Kalyani Naravade Mrs.Sampada Dalvi     
2 L.KG Donald Mrs. Harshali Saindane Mrs. Shalini Badolia     
3 L.KG Noddy Mrs.Amruta Kulkarni  Mrs.Swati Banka           
4 L.KG Mickey Mrs.Dipti Sohoni Dr.Kinnari Mehta
5 U.KG Dora Mrs Prachi Deshmukh Mrs Shraddha Pethkar
6 U.KG Spiderman Mrs Amruta Bhagwatkar Mrs Mugdha Kulkarni
7 U.KG Jerry Mrs Geet Bhasin Mrs Sonal Saraf
8 U.KG Ben10 Mrs Swati Bawa Mrs Aarti Bhalgat 
9 I Love Mrs.Amiya Kulkarni Dr. Vidhya Deore
10 I Peace Mr.Yatin Prabhu Mrs.Avanti Gujar
11 I Wisdom Mr.Kamlesh Mutha Mrs.Kavita Patil
12 I Joy Mrs.Minakshi Pawar Mr.Suraj Phalke
13 II Love Mrs. Anagha Gholkar Mrs.Renu.Inamdar
14 II Peace Mrs Dipti Bajpai Mrs. Vijayalaxmi
15 II Wisdom Mr.Naresh Davangre Mrs. Varsha.Shirole
16 II Joy Mrs.Pinky Jambavalikar Mrs.SmitaTajane
17 III Love Mrs.VidyaBaviskar  
18 III Peace Mr.Bhavesh Panchal Mrs.Nisha Yusuf 
19 III Wisdom Mrs.Sonal Saraf Mrs.AkshataKulkarni
20 III Joy Mrs.PratibhaJadhav Mrs.Vidula Daithankar
21 IV Love Mr Rahul Chavan Mr Dinesh Gorane
22 IV Peace Dr. Deepali Kulkarni Mr. Tapan Tiwari
23 IV Wisdom Mrs. Geeta Lele Mrs Seema Malangave
24 IV Joy Mrs.Vijayalaxmi Kakade Mrs.Swati Jagtap
25 V Love Mr. Satish Pawar Mrs. Sunita Jondhale
26 V Peace Mrs. Shruti Paranjape Mrs. Sushma Katare
27 V Wisdom Mr. Sachin Dhole Mr. Vitthal Badhe
28 V Joy Mrs. Vani Sindogi Mrs. Ruhee Karkhanis
29 VI Faith Mrs. Ruchi Heddurshetty Mrs. Anushka elwande
30 VI Hope Mrs. Priya Toraskar Mrs. Sweta Dukhane
31 VI Courage Mr. Amit Dahiwal Mrs. Sweta Gadekar
32 VI Vigour Mrs. Pratibha Nair Mrs. Deepali Tongaonkar
33 VII Faith Dr. Sapna Dugad Mrs. Gayatri Kalelkar
34 VII Hope Mrs. Tanvi Jatkar Mrs. Archana Gogawale
35 VII Courage Mrs. Arti Paliwal Mr. Mayur Shah
36 VII Vigour Mrs. Anuradha Lalwani  
37 VIII Faith Ms. Pooja Pathak    Dr.Seema Bhandari     
38 VIII Hope Ms. Prajakta Rudrawar      Ms Meera Dandekar   
39 IX Faith Ms. Mrunalini Rasane      Mr. Jaiprakash Ramani
40 IX Hope Ms. Hira Bhandare Ms. Basanti Kumbhare
41 X Faith Mr. Akash Shah Mrs. Shilpa Parekh
42 X Hope Mr. Santosh Khedkar Mrs. Archana Korate
43 X Courage Mrs. Deepali Kothavale  

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FORMAT II
[see rule 8(1)]
Notice of meeting of Executive Committee of Parent -Teachers
Association Name of the School : (City Pride school)  Date : 08.7.16

To,
Member of Executive Committee

Sub. : Meeting of Executive Committee.

Sir/Madam,
With reference to the subject cited above, as per the provisions of the section 4(2)(e) of the
Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2011 (Mah. VII of 2014) and rule
8(1) of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Rules, 2016, the meeting of
Executive Committee of (City Pride School is Scheduled on 28.7.16
at : 10am  at Seminar Hall of City Pride School
Agenda of the meeting is enclosed herewith.
•    Welcome to PTA members
•    Report of the school
•    Academic details and achievements
•    Success at competitive exams
•    Report of co-curricular& other activities started by the school
•    Cultural Activities
•    New Addition
•    Innovative Activities
•    Field visits & Picnics
•    Report about remedial coaching
•    Interactive sessions
•    Other points
•    Executive Committee Members (Designations)
•    Vote of thanks

 You are requested to attend the meeting in
time. As per the provisions of rule 8(3) of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation
of Fee), Rules, 2016, the meeting will be conducted only if at least one-third members of the total
strength are present and provided that more than fifty percent of the parent members of the
total number of parent-members are present. If the quorum is not fulfilled, the Chairperson of
the committee shall adjourn the meeting for half an hour. No business will be transacted in the
meeting unless there is a quorum. The meeting will be cancelled and will be recalled after fifteen
days by following the process mentioned in these rules.

Yours faithfully,

Secretary,

Executive Committee.

School Name : ———————————————

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CITY PRIDE SCHOOL
EXECUTIVE  BODY  MEETING
YEAR 2016-17- 28.07.2016



A Executive Body Meeting of all the parents of the school was conducted on Thursday 28.7.16 at 10:00 a.m. in the Seminar Hall of City Pride School.

A note regarding the same was sent to all the parents along with the agenda of the meet on 08.7.16

Members Present for the meet.
1.    Chairman - Ms. Maya Sawant – Principal
2.    Secretary - Ms. Padma Jose    - Headmistress
3.    Management Representative - Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni
4.    Management Representative - Dr. Deepali Sawai  
5.    School Invitee -  Ms. Vaishali Hargude
6.    Teacher Representative Secondary Section (IX – X) - Ms. Priyanka Soni  
7.    Teacher Representative  Secondary Section(VI – VIII) - Ms. Suja Rajesh  
8.    Teacher Representative Primary Section (III – V) -  Ms. Shobana Gopalkrishnan
9.    Teacher Representative Primary Section (I – II) -Ms. Sumita Bhattacharya
10.    Teacher Representative  Pre-Primary Section (KG Section) - Ms. Poonam Patel
11.    Administrative  Officer – Ms Nilima V Palse
12.    Govt. Representative  - Ms. A. M. Joshi – Supervisor P.C.M.C Education Dept
13.    The  teachers of Std I-X
14.    Parents of all classes from Std I- X

Agenda of the meet.
•    Welcome to PTA members
•    Report of the school
•    Academic details and achievements
•    Success at competitive exams
•    Report of co-curricular& other activities started by the school
•    Cultural Activities
•    Innovative Activities
•    New Addition
•    Field visits & Picnics
•    Report about remedial coaching
•    Interactive sessions
•    Other points
•    Executive Committee Members (Designation)
•    Vote of thanks




1.WELCOME TO  PTA MEMBERS
Ms. Sumita Bhattacharya welcomed all the parents to the Executive Body Meeting 2016-17.

The meeting was initiated by Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni. She explained to the parents the concept of Executive Body Meeting and the procedure of forming the Executive committee. She   appreciated that in our school we have a very good bonding and relationship with parents because the school has been very transparent in sharing details about all activities. Through General Body meeting 2 parent representatives per division were nominated by the parents. Out of these 8 nominated members per standard, one will be  elected through a lucky draw to constitute the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will consist of the following

    Chairman –                  Principal
    Vice Chairman-            One parent
    Secretary-                     One teacher
    2 Joint Secretaries -      Two parents
    Members-               One teacher and one parent from every standard                                      

The Principal Mrs. Maya Sawant greeted and welcomed the PTA Advisory Board Members. The PTA members and the coordinators introduced themselves. The teachers introduced themselves. She shared that in our school some of our senior teachers are empowered to take up responsibilities and  leadership roles within the organization. The Principal appreciated all the teachers and the students who have brought laurels to the school

2. Report of the school

Mrs Maya Sawant presented the report of the school. She started her report mentioning the Vision and Mission of the school.
       
Our Vision
To develop children into enlightened citizens of tomorrow “Reaching New Heights”

Our Mission
City Pride school will emphasize on quality education in a facilitative challenging and positive environment, encouraging sharing and caring so as to make dynamic, inquisitive and rational individuals who display high self esteem and a sense of morality.

She mentioned about the awards won at National and International level.

Ma’am also mentioned about the different rooms designed for conducting various activities in the school. She mentioned that City Pride School has state of art classrooms equipped with LCD projectors and Computers in each class. The entire school is Wi-fi connected with internet connectivity available in our computer labs and also in the classrooms .Teachers regularly use Computers for teaching learning and evaluation process. The school has implemented TopSchool software for effective communication and for online fee payment. Reports can be generated through Topschool. Parents can view photographs and receive messages through this software. Keeping in mind the security and safety of our children the school has installed CCTV camera at the entrance of the school and also GPS system in the school buses.

                  She further mentioned that the school has two well stocked libraries with thousands of books on various topics, magazines , reference books , CD collections for teachers and students.  To explore  mathematical concepts in a practical manner and to create visual impact of mathematical concepts, the school has a well equipped maths lab where students of classes I-VIII visit regularly and learn maths enthusiastically. The school has installed a special programme called “Funtoot” (individualized learning programm) for making mathematics interesting. This programme caters to the needs of every student and thus enables every child to do his / her best in mathematics.

                    School also has three science labs which stimulate the need of students to know how things work. Along with this the school has also developed a “Discovery lab”. These labs develop the scientific attitude and help to teach scientific principles in the most amazing way.     
 
                   The school has an in campus play ground to bring out the sporting talent of children and to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship. Every morning we have Sports Club activities conducted by our own team of sports teachers. We also train students for Flute playing and Drum beats. Soon City Pride School will have its own school band.
 
                   Caring about the health of our students the school has appointed  a  fulltime qualified nurse. We have a  medical room wherein first aid treatment is given to the students.
 
                    To cater to  learning difficulties seen among children and to help children overcome their emotional and social insecurities and to develop their confidence , the school has appointed fulltime counselors also.

                    An activity room well equipped with toys and LCD projector  is available for preprimary students. Here the students play indoor games and watch movies. School functions and parents meetings are conducted in the school seminar hall.

                    We ensure that students are socially conscious . Various environment protection activities are taken up by school which involves active participation by students. The school has been awarded as the 'Best School' for 'Implementation of various methods to protect environment.' This year the school will be working on Waste Management. This activity would be done by Std 10th students. The leftover breakfast of students would be put in the pit for formation of compost.
 Every year students conduct awareness programme based on celebrating festivals in an Eco-friendly manner. During Ganesh festival our students convey messages to the public about immersing Ganesh Idols in the talav and not into the river thus preventing pollution of water.

She also mentioned about an unique activity followed at our school on “Water Conservation”.
 One of the steps towards saving water, is practiced, wherein the students are asked to pour the water left in their water bottle into the buckets kept near the exit on the ground floor at the end of the school. This collected water is utilized to water the garden, clean the washrooms/classrooms and mopping the floors when there is scarcity of water. This is been consistently followed since 2014. This learning has been shared by the students at their respective homes. This activity was recognized and appreciated by the whole nation

•    Solar Panels and rain water harvesting system  established in the school campus enable students to learn to conserve water and electricity.
•    The school has  also actively took part in the “JalDindi Program ”
•    City Pride School won 2nd Prize and "Best Green School award", in Pune city from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, in the 9th Enviro Green Theatre Festival (Nisarga Mitra Shala).
•    The school focuses on celebrating almost all festivals in very eco-friendly manner like preparing  Eco-friendly Ganpati idols. The school received 1st prize as “Eco-friendly School” by Maharashtra Pollution Mandal for 'Implementation of various methods to protect environment.'
3. ACADEMIC DETAILS  AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Headmistress Mrs. Padma Jose further continued talking about Education at City Pride School.
Education at City Pride School is based on project approach with exposure through field visits, research projects, science workshops and presentations. The Continuous and comprehensive evaluation pattern [C.C.E.] is followed meticulously in the school. The education system in our school aims at helping students in understanding the facts by working hands-on, applying simpler & investigative learning way so as to arouse interest & develop better understanding in their subject. She  mentioned about the achievements of the school.  

CITY PRIDE SCHOOL TOPS CBSE  STD X RESULTS  (Last 4 years)

Particulars

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Name of the Topper

Sanjeev Grampurohit

Govind Menon

Disha Gupta

Avni Jain

Percentage

94.8 %

98.4%

98%

98.8%

10 CGPA

7 students

31 students

18 students

34 students

Between

9 CGPA- 10 CGPA

17 students

33 students

32 students

28 students

Below 9 CGPA

17 students

23 students

35 Students

24 students

Total number of students

41 students

87 students

85 Students

86 students

   4. Success at Competitive exam

The Headmistress explained about the various competitive exams for this academic year. She cleared the confusion related to the registration fees and payment of book amount. She mentioned that this year two copies of the receipt will be given, out of which one copy will go to the cashier and the other should be stuck in the student’s diary after the payment. She mentioned that the school has been taking hard efforts to develop the logical , analytical and quantitative skills of students through a modified and integrated curriculum.

School coaches students for various competitive exam like State Board Scholarship Exams, Institute for promotion of mathematics (IPM)  National Science Olympiad (NSO)  & Homi Bhabha Exam.

Besides this student appear for other exams like UCO NSO ,IMO ,IEO , Mathex (NECM ) MTS, NTS , Maxmuller German Exam and participate in various science project competitions and quiz programmes like, IIT Quiz , Bournvita Quiz. Every year students get selected for a programme conducted by Infosys company called -“ Spark Catch them Young ”

She further mentioned the glorious achievements in different competitive exams.

City Pride School has won the trophy of "Best School with highest number of achievers in Mahatrashtra" from  Homi Bhabha Committee.
Achievers at Homi Bhabha exam are :
1. Arnav Kumbhar (Std-VI H) - Gold Medal
2. Vedant Talegaonkar (Std-VI H) - Gold Medal
3. Riya Mokashi (Std-IX F) - Gold Medal
4. Debarun Karmarkar (Std- VI F) - Silver Medal
5. Mrunal Athalye (Std- VI H)- Silver Medal

    Middle School & High School Scholarship examination-2014 (Results declared in 2015 )
Std- IV  Number of students Appeared-130,  Passed-126
Remarkable achievement -  9 students have secured 100/100 Marks in English subject.

Toppers – State Rankers Janhavi Rane , Saket Burute , Shriya Gawade, Arnav Oruganty, Anusha Bardiya, Tanishq Bhand, Rutu Kulkarni

Std- VII Number of students-        Apeared-52,       Passed-48
Toppers – District Level are :Vaishnavi Bhondave , Vaishnavi Kulkarni, Suyash Bhandare, Reva Rasne , Sankalp Dubey

    Unified Cyber Olympiad (2015-16) : Niti Deokar of Std- III secured 3rd Rank at All India Level and has been awarded  Tablet PC and a Gold  Medal by UCO.

Mrs Suja Rajesh Teacher Representative (VI – VIII) spoke about the  Success at other  Inter-School competitions

•    DSK Design Olympiad, Organised by DSK World Education Council
Khushbu Choudhary bagged the 2ndprize  for the project “Dream Tower On Food Storage In India”. This was an innovative idea designed & presented by the school.

•    App designed by students
CPS students of class IX and X , Yashwardhan Dixit, Bhavesh Doshi , VedKhandekar and Aditya Patil have developed an app for the safety of women and children. This app is called as “Avishyaat”!!  which means ‘Helping Readily’.  ‘Avishyaat’  provides you with plethora of options whenever you find yourself in any  untoward situation.This app was highly appreciated by all the parents.
 
A special mention of the book “7 Decisions 1 Destination”.  written by Vaidehi Deoskar- Our ex-student of std X  first batch ( 2012-2013). Everybody appreciated & congratulated Vaidehi.

•    Inter-School Dance Competition, organised by Sanskruti School , Pune Conducted on 22nd July 2015
City Pride School students bagged the 2ndprize in Fusion Dance

•    Group Singing Interschool Folk Song Competition, Organised By-Indira International School, Conducted on 16.02.2016
CPS student won First Prize among 15 schools.The prize was A Trophy and Cash amount of Rs.3000/-.
Voice of Maharashtra, Organised By KirtiShri Group PCMC held on  16 August  2015- Shivangi Mishra , a student of VIII Hope Bagged the consolation prize and was presented a trophy and a certificate

•    Povada Singing Competition ,Organised  by Shahir Hinge Lok Kala  Prabodhini and  Deccan Education Society New English School.
CPS Students  wontrophy and cash prize of Rs. 2000/- in Povada Singing competition.
•    NatyaSanskar Kala Academy in the Memory of Late ShriDiwakar, Organised By Blue Ridge Public School , Hinjewadi, Conducted on 8 August 2015
     Students bagged various prizes in the competition.

•    NatyachataSpardha, NatyaSanskar Kala Academy in the Memory of Late ShriDiwakar,  Organised by JnanaPrabodhiniNavnagarVidyalaya. held on 9th August 2015
Group A :  1st Prize and 3rdPrize ,  Group B :   3rdPrize ,  Group C :    1stPrize

•    Marathi Drama Competition, Organisedby  ShriBhausaheb Bhoir In the memory of
     Late. Raja Gosavi .
     City Pride School students bagged the 2nd Prize for the Drama  “Jhadaani Shikavla Dhadaa”
•    Cyber Champ 2016, Organized by City Pride School, Sponsored by Persistent Foundation , Pune, on 9/1/2016 and 16/1/2016
City Pride School and Dr. Shamrao Kalmadi High School bagged the Cyber Champ 2016 Championship
City Pride School won the various prizes in the following events.
MSW LOGO : 2nd and 3rd Prize
Webpage Designing: 3rd Prize
IT Quiz (Senior Group) 2ndPrize and 3rdPrize
Power Point Presentation (Ideas &  Innovations)2nd Prize
Computer Software Project  - 2ndPrize

•    Cyber Genius 2015-16, Organized by Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao High School, held in the month of December 2015 and January 2016
1st Prize in Photoshop Competition
2nd Prize in  IT Quiz Sub-Junior.
2nd Prize for Best Design in Robotics and Model Designing competition.
3rd Prize in MS Paint Competition.

•    Bournvita Quiz Contest-  Anish Deshpande and Omkar Bhosale of Std-VIII bagged 1st Runner up prize and were awarded Silver medal.

•    Earthquake Quiz (IITK) Organised by IIT-Kanpur - IIT Kanpur organizes ‘Earthquake’ quiz every year. CPS team won the regional round hosted by VNIT-Nagpur. The CPS team qualified for the final round held in IIT Kanpur and won the 4th position

•    German Essay Writing Competition  Conducted by Samwaad Language Institute
Srushti Joshi (IX F) won 1st Prize and Rishabh Agarwal( X H) bagged Consolation Prize

Talking about SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS –Mrs Shobhana G teacher representative (III-V)  mentioned about the achievements at District / state & national levels.

Date

Competition

Participating Students with Awards

05.01.2016 To 09.01.2016 State Level Roller skating competition
Organized by Roller Skating Federation of India
Tanishq Bhand (Std-V) Girls under – 10 silver medals in (Quad) Mehek Shah (Std- VI) Girls under – 10 - Won gold & silver medal. silver medals in (Inline)Both of them are selected for National Level competition

22.01.2016

To

25.01.2016

 

Maharashtra State sub junior athletics Competition. Organised by Maharashtra Amateur athletic association.

Girls under 6 (4X50 mtr Relay)  Boys under 6 (4X50 mtr Relay) 

Arnav Nilesh Deshmukh  (UKG) Long Jump   - III rd Prize

Ishayu Gautam  Patil  (UKG) - Run 50 mtr III Prize

Raghav  Sarode  (UKG) 30 mtr Run - II Prize

15.01.2016

To

19.01.2016

 

National Level Roller Skating  Federation  Of India , Organised  by  Pune Dis Roller Skating Federation

Tanish Bhand (Std.V) - Got Silver Medal under 8-10 age group(2nd Category).

14.02.2016

 

Karate Fight competition Organised By -Universal shotokan Karate  Association

Team of CPS Students 5 Gold Medals

2 Bronze Medals

2 Silver Medals

13.02.2016

To

14.02.2016

Open District Roller Skating Competition Organised by -L & T Skating Club

Mehek shaha (StdVI) 2 Gold Medals

Revati Sonawane (StdV) 2 Bronze Medal

Vishruth Palempati(UKG)  1 Bronze Medal

Gresha Kankariya (Std.II) 1 Bronze Medal

19.02.2016

To

21.02.2016

Open Roller Skating Competition Organised by DSK School Pune & Fighter Skate Chinchwad

Revati Sonawane(Std-V) Bronze medal. Won bronze medal & Trophy  in Inline Group.

Vishruth Palempati(UKG)  1 Bronze Medal

19.02.2016

To

21.02.2016

Sub Junior Athletics Competition (District Level)
Organized by P.C. Athletics Association

Boys under – 6Vishruth   Palempati(UKG) Gold Medal in 4 X 50 m relay

Azlaam Shaikh ( UKG) Gold Medal in 4 X 50 m relay

Raghav Sarode  (UKG) Gold Medal in 4 X 50 m relay. 1 Bronze medal in 30 M running race.

Eshayu Patil (UKG) Gold Medal in 4 X 50 m relay. 1st Prize in 30 M running race.1st prize in 50 M running race.Best Player in Boys under 6

Arnav Deshmukh  (UKG) Gold Medal – Long Jump

Raghav Sarode (UKG) Silver Medal – Long Jump

Rishit Deshmukh (UKG) – Bronze Medal – Long Jump

   5.REPORT OF COCURRUCULAT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES STARTED BY THE SCHOOL

Skill and Innovation
    Mrs Maya Sawant mentioned that from standard 6th onwards the school provides Soft Skill Training to students to enhance their creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills and communication skills. Activities are planned in order to work on Thinking, Social & Emotional  skills touching the parameters of self awareness, critical thinking, interpersonal skills,   leadership skills and confidence. The innovative programs make the children ready for 'out-of¬ box' thinking and also helps in developing their all round personalities.

         The school has established state of art “Robotics” lab in association with Think Labs from IIT Mumbai. The lab consists of as many as 12 robokits and visual programming facility. Since std 6th the students can choose Robotics as an elective and are given in depth training of Robotics upto programming level. The students build Robots, programme them according to the tasks given. City Pride School has participated in one of the largest National Robotics Championship, TRICKS 2014 and bagged the various prizes.

            Another most popular elective that the students can choose since std. 6th is “ Animation and Gaming “ . A separate well equipped animation lab has been developed by school with high end hardware , software and other accessories .An experience trainer from animation industry has been appointed to impart practical knowledge to students for creating animated films and games. Students have created amazing films which are displayed at annual exhibition. Under Animation , the school students designed the images for the7th “ Doodle for Google”  competition, Google invited kids to create Doodles for the given theme - “If I could create something for India it would be……. ”
               Not only technologist but some City Pride School children can become future fashion designers too!! The school offers yet another elective for creative children as “Fashion Designing” since std. 6th. The students design and stitch clothes & make accessories and display them on ramp during annual events.

Last year City Pride School introduced one more elective course in “Electronics” . This course is for the students of Std – 6th  onwards. This course help students to develop their logical and analytical skills. They can relate this knowledge an apply it to solve day to day problems.
         Gardening is another elective subject where the children get the chance to be with nature and develop sensitivity towards the environment. This year we have asked every student to plant a tree at home or in their neighboring area, water it and take care of it. Finally after a period of 6 months the students will submit a report which will be considered as one of the activities under formative assessment.
 
6. CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Talking about cultural activities principal madam added that the school gives special emphasis on  developing cultural and creative instincts among our children.  On a regular basis, through the daily school assembly significance of the day is mentioned. The School has developed various creative clubs wherein we systematically train our students from std 1st onwards for various Indian forms of art like Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Western Dance , Harmonium , Tabla and Indian classical singing. Students appear for Gandharva Mahavidyalaya examinations through school. Expert coaches with “Visharad “ are appointed for honing these skills. Drawing and art coaching is another distinct feature of the school, which is carried out by expert teachers . Students appear for Elementary and Intermediate exams every year and secure good grades.

7. INNOVATIVE ACTIVITIES : Dr Ashwini Kulkarni mentioned  about the Innovative Activities practiced at City Pride School

She first spoke about Journalism. Last year City Pride School had undertaken an activity called “Journalism”.  We believe that journalism is an attitude and not merely a profession!! A team of “School Journalist were trained with basics of Journalism by experts. This team published a newspaper called “Quest” which covered news and articles related to Global , National , City and School level. School journalist team exhibits high commitment and confidence towards this noble cause. This activity has developed student’s vigilance, observant nature and self confidence. This year we will have a new set of journalists doing this activity.

We also plan to come out with our school magazine this year. Here again we will invite articles from students, parents and people working in different fields who are connected to the school.

Creya Learning: A concept that revolves around “STEAM” (skills of science ,technology , engineering, art and maths. Through this program children can develop problem solving, critical analysis and skill development. They can apply these skills to create innovative solutions to real world problems. This program is introduced for Std 4th and 5th this year.  

Phonetics : To develop the speaking skills of students and to improve their pronunciation and accent we have introduced phonetic classes for std 3rd to 5th . An external faculty trains students for this area during regular English periods.  

News paper reading : NIE newspaper is issued from std 5th to 10th  Teachers conduct activities based on NIE newspaper which can be considered as a part of formative assessment. This encourages newspaper reading and helps children to develop their reading and writing skills. Sakal activities are planned for STD: 1st to 4th  

Dramatization: The school has started one more new activity English drama sessions for std 6th  A period has been allotted for English Drama in Std 6th  and for Marathi drama in  std 4th & 5th . We have an external faculty coming to train students for these sessions. The students will present the same on stage later.
 
Umbrella painting and Ganesh Idol making activities are carried out in the school for the students of Std 6th to 10th  The parents should show more enthusiasm for the enrolment of their children in such activities

International Connectivity - Research study by University of Bristol – A team from University of Bristol will be conducting a research on how children develop their social &cognitive skills in the month of August.  We are fortunate to be selected by them. Students of class UKG and standard 3rd will be involved in this study. A detail report about the same will be submitted to the school.

Budding Scientist: Madam explained that this year we are going to have a science project competition for std 3rd to 10th students. This competition would be titled as “Budding Scientist” Notice regarding the theme and the other requirements was already sent to all the students in the month of April. This first level of this competition would take place on Sat 13th August 2016. Shortlisted projects from this round would go ahead for the 2nd level. Details regarding the 2nd level will be sent later.

Self Defense Workshop is planned every year for girl students to encourage women empowerment and help them build confidence too .Students are given a lecture on Safety and Security by  an  expert in the same field and training for karate stunts by the karate expert is conducted . This year onwards we have decided to have this workshop for all the students from Std 5th onwards.

Creative Club : This year onwards for the students of std 8th to 10th we have introduced a Creative club  which includes activities like making wall hanging, bird feeders,  plantation in plastic bottles etc.

Bridging the gap with parents ‘Connect to Inspire’ – Ma’am mentioned that we believe that parents and school are integral part of child’s life and they need to work together for optimum development of the child. City Pride is blessed with most cooperative and enthusiastic parents who believe in basic philosophy of our school. Through the programme “Connect to Inspire” school has encouraged parents to actively participate in various activities of the school and this platform would enable parents to get strongly connected to the school.

Internship Programme : Confidence building being one of the aim, students are sent for summer internship in few of the organizations of our own parents of the school who help them be a part of the organization for a  week and get to know and learn the respective work cultural.

Home Visits :  In order to improvise the social skills of the students, selected students are sent for home visits to few of our parents who interview them and give us a feedback in order to help us to groom our students better.

Student Council :  Student Council is a platform where the students self nominate themselves and are later elected through proper voting process. We takes special effectors to develop their leadership skills and conduct team building exercises for them. These students actively participate in the decision making of the school at various levels.  
 
8. NEW ADDITIONS OPEN DOOR ,FUNTOOT, NEXT EDUCATION, TOPSCHOOL
Ms.Suja Rajesh spoke about the
•    Fun toot- fun toot is an Intelligent and adaptive digital tutor that facilitates personalized learning based on each child’s individual IQ, learning style, learning gaps and proficiency. It is an individualized self learning programmed for mathematics. For  STD:VI – VIII Fun toot is  accessible in school and also at home  . Fun Toot will help students in self study and clears their basic concepts. She appreciated management for providing all such facilities to students. She advised parents to not to send students for private tuitions and burden them..
•    Open Door: Open Door education’ started in 2013 by IIT alumni is focused at making science education meaningful. Presently Open Door Science & Maths evaluation is adopted in the school for Std VI,VII & VIII.
•    Next Education / Extra Marks: These soft wares of latest technology are  installed in every class room, which enable teachers to explain concepts in a better way.  
•    Top School: Parents were informed about top school interactive software, which help easy communications, online fee payments and other features.
9. FIELD VISITS AND PICNICS: Mrs Sumita Bhattacharya mentioned that the school arranges 3 field visits for every standard and 1 picnic in a year. For classes 1st to 3rd we arrange one day picnics and for higher classes we arrange 1 night stay picnics. A consent regarding the same is taken from the parents. We ensure that the place is safe and pleasant for the students. She mentioned the places standardwise  -   

Std I : Post Office , Chinchwad, Dehu Road Farm., Railway Station, Akurdi, Lekha Farm
Std II : Holy Places, Huma Bakery, Talwade, Thergaon Boat Club, Shantivan
Std III : Nachiket Balgram, Orphanage, Joshi Museum,Kothrud., Katraj zoo. Aryan Public School
Std IV : Shree Keshar printers & Publishers, Chinchwad, Kelkar Museum, Parvati. Pinewood
Std V : Gerbera Farm. Ahire water purifier,Talawade., Mahatma Phule, Museum , Moksha, Kamshet
Std VI : Deccan College, Apiary (Opp. Agriculture College), Deaf & Dumb school , Yelkar Farm
Std VII : Goradeshwar, Tribal Museum, New place (Not yet decided) , Kidzania
Std VIII : Sihagad., Zoological Survey Of India, Nigdi, Jwala Auto Eng(Garage), Chinchwad. Hyderabad
Std IX : NCCS, NDA, Gujarat/Mysore
Std X : Fine Automation,  NCCS, Kolhad.
The parents agreed for the visits to these wonderful places to be shown to the students.Mrs Bhattacharya mentioned about the learning that happens during these visits.

10 REPORT ABOUT REMEDIAL COACHING
Mrs. Padma Jose, the Head Mistress spoke regarding  remedial coaching. She mentioned that this year we have remedial coaching done for  Std: 7th & 10th students. In the remedial session, the students will be given special attention and time to understand the concepts thoroughly. This practice will encourage and motivate students to do their best in academic and other activities also. Parents appreciated this thought of the school and thanked the management for the same.

11. INTERACTIVE SESSION

Mr.Ramani shared that for him it is a journey of 9 years and he himself has become a part of school. Connectivity of parent and teacher is very good. Holistic development of the child is taken care of. Students do not feel like taking leave.
Mrs. Deepti.Bajpayee shared that in 3 years of the journey that she has seen a 360 degree change in her daughter’s attitude .She specially thanked the staff  and the management for the same.
Mrs Rudrawar mentioned that the idea of school adopting a village is highly appreciable. She said today’s children do not visit villages and are not aware of the life of village students. She appreciated the visit to Pangloli village
Mrs Renu Inamdar shared that our students did wonderful job of tree plantation during their visit to Pangloli village. She further added that students can do certain things for the village children rather than only donating money.
Mrs. Amiya.Kulkarni appreciated the connect to inspire activity.
Mrs. Korate appreciated the school and the management. She said the conceptual base is made so strong in the school that the kids don’t have to study at home. She also appreciated Mrs Vaishali Harugade (Maths Tr) for making mathematics concepts clear and firm for their children.
Mrs Patil asked about the science project. The Principal explained that this year we are going to have a science project competition for std 3rd to 10th students. This competition would be titled as “Budding Scientist” Notice regarding the theme and the other requirements was already sent to all the students in the month of April. This first level of this competition would take place on Saturday 13th August 2016. Shortlisted projects from this round would go ahead for the 2nd level.
Ms Bawa mentioned that she has seen a positive change in  her  daughters attitude. Her daughter has become more confident and has improved her speaking skills also.
One of the parents mentioned about donating  old toys and old clothes to needy children.On this madam answered that we have been donating clothes to various orphanage and needy children.
Mrs Kulkarni too appreciated the school for its innovative activities. She mentioned that the school motivates and encourages students to do their best in all different areas.
A parent of Std V requested that could the planner be put up on Topschool so that the parents could view it on their mobiles also. On this Deepa Maam answered that the planner is already uploaded on the school website so parents can check it there. Besides every child has a hard copy given in the beginning of the academic year.  
Mrs Paliwal appreciated all the teachers. She said that it is easy to approach the heads or the teachers in this school. She appreciated the transparency maintained in the school.
Dr Dugad mentioned that all the teachers are very motivating and encouraging.
Parent of std 5th appreciated the computer book designed by the computer department. They congratulated Dr Deepli Sawai and computer teachers.
A parent of Std VII thanked the school saying that they are fortunate and happy to get admission in City Pride School
Mrs Kakade shared that her husband is a in Govt. job and gets transferred every 3 years , but this time  her children are not ready to leave the school and go to another place , they wish to continue only in City Pride School. So they have postponed their transfer.

   
12. OTHER POINTS
Dr Ashwini Kulkarni mentioned that taking into consideration the safety and security of our children and the medical assistance that they need during any emergency the school has decided to have group insurance done for all the students. The parents were very happy and thankful for this wonderful thought of the school and agreed for paying their share  for the insurance of their child.
 Ashwini Madam told that our children are in their growing age, their brain is developing and for that reason we have various activities to enhance their creative and mental skills. In 6th standard we start the activities and the children are interested to do the activities but as they go to higher classes their interest drops and parents also stop showing their interest in their child’s development. She requested parents to keep on giving time to their children.
She also shared her experiences with an ex-student of the school Govind Menon, who told her that he was deprived of all the activities and fun part of the school as he was preparing himself for the competitive exam of engineering but finally what  helped him were the 10 years of schooling as his all round development happened because of the efforts of the school. These growing years only can help the students.
Ashwini Madam mentioned about the activity called” Khari Kamai” done two years back which enabled us to help the villagers of Malingaon. She thanked Mrs. Renu Inamdar who runs an NGO named  “YOJAK” for conducting tree plantation activity in a village near Lonavala. These kind of activities encourage social sense. Further madam mentioned about her plan of adopting a village. She said by doing such an activity we will continuously remain connected with the village and will be able to contribute a  lot in all different ways. Rather than only donating things we plan to participate actively in conducting various programmes for students and the villagers also. She further added since the village students travel long distance bare feet to reach school, we will definitely look ahead of donating cycles to the village students. The parent members applauded for this noble thought and many wish to join the school to render their services. Parents from different occupations are ready to contribute their talent and expertise for the betterment of the villagers.
 Dr Ashwini Kulkarni mentioned about the parenting sessions conducted in the school at different levels. She said we normally plan these sessions one at Pre-primary level then at  Primary level and one at the higher level. We also have special sessions for mother parents and their daughters conducted by Dr Panwalkar. These sessions bring a lot of awareness and a change in the parents thought.
Dr Ashwini Kulkarni mentioned that this year we will be conducting a English workshop for the teacher of PCMC to develop their communicative skills. This training workshop would continue for 5 to 6 weeks. Our school teachers would be involved in conducting this workshop  
Regarding NSO exam Maya ma’am told that questions can come from anywhere so students have to do a lot of self learning. As we have to cover 90% syllabus by the month of November  we expect the students to put in effort from their side also.
 She further mentioned that every year the school has a special programme called “Super Achievers”  wherein we felicitate and congratulate all the students who have achieved success in various competitive exams and innovative projects / competitions. These students are given medals and certificates. This definitely encourage and motivates students to do better in life.

13.EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Mrs Maya Sawant mentioned the norms for forming the Executive Committee. Lucky draw of Advisoty Board PTA members was conducted in the presence of Mrs. A. M. Joshi (Supervisor, P.C.M.C Education department). This was followed by a Group photo.
The list of Executive Committee members and Teacher Representative2016-2017 is as mentioned below.

Sr No

Class

Parent Member

Teacher Member

1

LKG

Mrs Shalini Badolia

Mrs Varsha Ahire

2

UKG

Mrs Swati Bawa

Mrs Sonali Karkhanis

3

I

Mrs Amiya Kulkarni

Mrs Trupti Pardhe

4

II

Mrs Renu Inamdar

Mrs Varsha Salvi (Reserved Category)

5

III

Mrs Nisha Yusuf

Mrs Smita Menon

6

IV

Mrs Seema Malanghave (Reserved Category)

Mrs Yogita Vishwakarma

7

V

Mrs Vani Sindogi

Mrs Vaishali Ugale (Reserved Category)

8

VI

Mrs Pratibha Nair

Mrs Poonam Gupta

9

VII

Mrs Arti Paliwal

Mrs Manju Sharma

10

VIII

Mrs Poona Pathak

Mrs Suja Rajesh

11

IX

Mr Jaiprakash Ramani

Mrs Mrunalini Gholap

12

X

Mrs Shilpa Parekh

Mrs Leena Jadhav

   Right to Left
Sitting : Dr Ashwini Kulkarni, A M Joshi,  Maya Sawant,  Padma Jose, Dr  Deepali Sawai
Standing : Row 1 : Ugale, Parekh, Shaikh, Paliwal, Pathak,Kulkarni, Malanghave,Sindogi Inamdar, Nilima Palse
Standing : Row 2 : Nair,Choudhary,Bawa,Phadke,Patel,Shobana G, Harugade, Soni, Salvi,Suja R, Pardhe, Ramani

   14.    Vote of thanks
Mrs. Sumita Bhattacharya Teacher Representative thanked the Govt. Representative  Mrs. A. M. Joshi Supervisor P.C.M.C. Education Department  for being with us during the Executive Body Meeting. She also thanked all the parents and teachers present for the Executive Body Meeting.


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