Onam is a festival filled with happiness and it is always celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in Kerala. At Vivero, every festival gives us another reason to celebrate joy. This was evident all around with children excitedly involved in making the traditional pookalam. Some made them out of clay and others painted the Onam sadya, as they chose various ways of expressing the festive fervour. Children also spoke about all the different activities that they participated in over the weekend with their peers.
What a fabulous couple of months it has been! The first unit of inquiry was thoroughly enjoyed by all children and our teachers have worked hard to enable them to extend their thinking and experience a wide range of exciting activities. The learning engagements were absolutely wonderful and we are so proud of our fantastic children!
The unit on ‘Who we are’ helped to further children’s knowledge and understanding of the world through activities that were put in place to promote an environment of positive interactions and learning from each other.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the celebrations were a little different this time. Dad and child were engaged in making crafts together in the safety of their home. The craft activities and ideas were sent by the teachers to help parents do them on the Day. Truly appreciate the efforts.
The theme for this year's International Yoga Day on June 21, was "Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family." Due to the coronavirus pandemic, International Yoga Day was observed at home. Due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, no mass gathering was advised this year. Hence, this year the ministry encouraged people to practice yoga at their homes, with participation from the entire family. Learn and practice yoga to discover a journey to inner self. Stay home and practice yoga with your family. That is exactly what our children did!
The most awaited event of the year our Annual Sports Day was celebrated on 15th February. The enthusiastic children displayed their skills and flexibility in various races designed in sync with their existing unit.
The entire event commemorated with great energy as parents also participated in fun games and races
We are extremely delighted to share with you that our Open House held on Saturday the 25th of Jan 2020 was a huge success. This event gave an overview of our preschool and child care programme. It offered a valuable insight into the key fundamentals of our philosophy; as well as a beautiful tour of the school! Parents experienced the core values and the unique inquiry based curriculum as children donned the role of leaders and took them through their learning journey.
The structure of the Open house was built on children’s sense of responsibility and accountability for their own learning and it helped them hone their understanding. Knowing that they are loved and that they belong to a family and a community that values them is further encouraging and motivating to our learners. Our K1 and K2 children displayed great confidence and self - esteem as they presented their work on this big day!
Everyone in a school needs to take part in regular fire drills, as it helps them to fully grasp the building’s escape routes and the instruction they must follow. In particular, fire drills help young students and those still maturing to become accustomed to the process and recognize that they need to take fire safety seriously. This can help to reduce confusion, panic, and any disorderly behavior.
A mock fire and evacuation drill was conducted on 28th Jan 2020, to create awareness among students to respond swiftly in times of emergency.
The ‘evacuation’ operation began moments after the fire alarm rang out loud and alerted everyone. The students immediately evacuated their classrooms. Led by their teachers, they exited from various points to assemble in the assembly point.
K1 & K2 Full day preschool programme culminated this unit with a special activity on Solar System.
It was a perfect platform for children to share their understanding of the concepts learnt in this unit.
They performed on a dance, sang songs and narrated a story based on Solar system.
Parents were impressed and proud to see their children's work and also enjoyed various games specially planned for them.
It was an eventful evening!
Our Annual Day was a much anticipated event, after many days of dedicated practice and rehearsals.
For Vivero International, this event is always a matter of great pride as we see our young artists perform on stage. This is a platform which gives immense exposure to our children and encourages them to showcase and perform their talent and skill with confidence.
Starting with our Toddlers in Pre-Nursery and our outgoing K2, it was a celebration of unique participation by all children. The show began with a Zumba session and a Goan-Dance routine performed by our Pre-nursery children. This was followed by a fabulous skit put-together by our Nursery children, emphasising the need for water conservation. A peppy dance by the Nursery children to the music of Disco beats was mesmerising. A well-coordinated 'optical-illusion' dance by the K1 children along with a skit based on the thought provoking subject of 'co-existing on Planet Earth' left everyone speechless. The couples' dance performance by our K2 children was a spectacular affair which was topped off by a French-skit with song performances.
It was also a proud moment to see our K2 children graduate, and it was especially heart-warming as they joyfully sang the graduation song and tossed their caps up high.
Christmas is the festival which inspires the spirit of sharing and caring. Soaking in the spirit of Christmas our little ones celebrated the festival with enthusiasm on December 18th, 2019.
The school was beautifully decorated and everybody was dressed in red, green and white (Christmas colors). The school wore a festive look with bells, streamers and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Several activities such as decorating Christmas trees and stockings, making Christmas cards and hand-crafted bells were organized for the students.
Children and teachers sang melodious carols and Santa came to school bearing gifts for all children, wading through the snow. Later, class wise activities and potluck parties were also organized.
The significance of the festival was explained to the students through the Christmas story.
To inculcate the spirit of sharing the students distributed a small Christmas gift to all the support staff and Security guard and driver of the school. The boundless joy of celebrating the festival was visible on the faces of all the children especially when Santa moved around distributing gifts to them.
Government school children from Kaveri Nagar joined us for the Children's day celebrations at our school. All of them enjoyed playing different games together and our school children made some laddoos and cutlets as part of their culinary activity for their new friends on the special occasion. Parents generously donated stationery items for the cause, and the children were extremely happy as they dropped the items to their school
It was a wonderful day spent with lots of learning and fun!!
Civic engagement involves “working to make a difference in the civic life of one’s community and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference."
Joy of Giving initiative catered to that thought. We decided to collect dry ration and toiletries for donation to Mother Teresa Children's Orphanage. A big thanks to our parents who donated generously to the cause.
Our children came to know that it is our social responsibility to give back to our society in whichever form they can.
Children of the orphanage visited our school along with their personnel. We spent lovely time interacting, playing, dancing, and telling stories to them. Such loving and warm feeling.
We celebrated a week of bringing your pet to school. We got fish of different sizes and shapes and colours and dogs. The furry babies came to school and children were overjoyed interacting with them. From the infants to the older ones, everyone wanted to play with the dogs. Such loving moments spent.
We ended our unit 2 with a grand culmination event. Every class put up a spectacular performance for their parents. The performances were all in sync with their unit of inquiry. Our confident Toddlers performed a few action rhymes. Pre nursery children danced on number and feelings (emotions) songs, Nursery children performed dandiya and Hip-hop whereas K1 performed a skit along with song presenting their Celebrations theme and finally our K2 children did a skit depicting environmental degradation because of deforestation. We had a workshop on "Benefits of Yoga”, conducted by our parent, Ms. Nidhi Banka who is a yoga instructor. It was a wonderful event led by our children who did us extremely proud.
Vivero celebrated Nam Ooru Habba a pre Dussehra celebration. It was a village festival which focused on celebrating Goddess Durga across various parts of India. There was Navaratri with dandiya dance, Bengali Durga puja with its traditional dhanuchi dance, South Indian style Golu and Battakamma puja. It was a grand evening, where everyone danced and rejoiced, to the tune of Dhol. Our K2 children were beaming with joy as they dramatized the Ram Leela- a puppet dance drama. Parents put up a spectacular dance performance and fashion show. Our teachers had also planned a special performance for this festival. There were colorful stalls as well as mouthwatering food such as Golgappe, Ice-cream and Ice gola’s too.
Vivero International Pre-School and Childcare at Mahadevapura, Bangalore held their first 'Back to School' event with an adventurous twist on a Saturday morning in July 2019.
Based on the grand theme of 'adventure', the activities were prepared and arranged to also aid in the development of physical and mental skills. It was a day filled with a series of thrilling games and engagements. Parents thronged the school premise and were seen happily participating as they set about trying to reach their final destination through a sequence of adventures. Hidden clues, tricky-riddles, tunnel-crawls, interesting puzzles and curious maze-walks kept one and all actively engaged. Keeping in tune with Vivero's specialized coding program designed for pre-schoolers, some 'Cubetto' related games were also featured at the event. All in all, it was heartwarming to see parents enjoying the day as much as their children. The day wrapped up with a final puzzle that brought everybody's attention to the Vivero tagline; THINK, LEARN, INQUIRE.
Every individual can make a difference.
This week K2 children were learning about 'Making a difference in our society and surroundings'. Children were involved in discussions about the various problems and issues that we face in our surroundings. What are the things that makes them unhappy when they move around outside on the road??!!
Be the Change!
We don't have to wait for anyone to make a change, we can make a difference ourselves. So we decided to go to Chinnahannapalli Lake park to clean it and plant more saplings.
Children were super excited and were really looking forward to it. Upon reaching the place they took the responsibility of cleaning the surroundings of the lake. They picked the garbage and then moved on to planting the saplings. They dug the mud with the help of the gardener and planted the saplings and watered the plants too. All this work made them hungry too, so they sat down for the picnic. They also got the chance to play in the park. It was great to see that they did comprehend the fact that we should keep our Earth clean and plant more trees to save our Earth.
The major purpose behind proper 'waste-management' is to protect the environment besides the obvious reasons of health and safety of the population.
As part of the curriculum, K2 children of Vivero International, Mahadevpura initiated a project to find out if 'waste-management' was being done effectively or not as this is usually under our control.
The awareness drive took place at school but it actually began at the children's respective homes. Children reportedly went around in their apartment complex trying to find out what is done with the garbage/waste; after which they investigated at school to see if waste management was being done properly. As " Waste management Detectives" they went around the school, interviewed caregivers, educated them about the importance of sorting and segregating waste. They even went on a cleaning drive in and around the school, posted placards, made dustbins with messages on the topic. This was a critical civic-awareness topic that the children learnt first-hand and it was evident that each one of them had understood the seriousness of the situation when they voluntarily took the initiative to share the learnings and implement correct processes in their own little ways.
Movie Night at Vivero is always a Super Hit affair!.
At Vivero, a movie night event extends well beyond its entertainment factor and encourages the parent-child bonding in the school environment while watching thoughtfully selected movie titles in a relaxing ambience complete with the quintessential tub of buttery popcorn.
This time around we selected the all-time favourite Disney gem - Bambi and his friends. The Movie-goers were greeted by a staged 'Bank of Vivero' and the 'Ticket - Box Office Counter' specially set up for the children as they entered through a metal detector for a full-on multiplex experience. The main theatre was filled with cushy, low-seating with a big screen at the front. The movie itself kept the children and the parents fully engrossed with its heartwarming theme of love, family and friendship.
The fun factor for the evening were the unexpected real-life pet rabbits, tattoo artists, balloon-sculptors and the Bambi-themed photo-booth. As much as we enjoyed hosting the movie night it was a super-duper successful event as declared by the children and parents themselves.
Come winter and we all envision a roly-poly Santa Clause as he arrives with his customary squad of red-nosed reindeers and a shiny sleigh laden with gifts for all!
Well, that was exactly what we set out to create at our picturesque Winter Wonderland event in December at Vivero International Pre-School, . Ho! Ho! Ho! boomed Santa as he greeted every child and parent at the event while the entire place appeared to have sprung out of the page of a fairytale in the North Pole, complete with snowflakes everywhere. The school was ready for the much awaited Vivero Winter carnival - Walking in the Winter Wonderland with Christmas trees, igloos, snowman, brightly lit photo booths, the option to camp out in the snow and heartwarming music in the air.
Amusing games and engaging activities set the tone for the entertainment that the evening promised. A gigantic Bouncy Castle and a mesmerising Magic Show delivered an evening filled with merry-making and fun followed by a wide range of mouth-watering snacks that were prepared by our very own Vivero Chefs at the Jingle Bell cafe.
Did it just end at this? Well not quite! The spirit of cheer in December also comes along with the inherent joy of sharing and giving. The Giving Tree project was a campaign created and driven by our K1 children in the aid of the Cheshire Old Age home. This was a conscious donation drive which was received warmly and executed with great success.