Event - Powai

100 days celebration

To commemorate the 100th day of school children partook in the theme by dressing up as 100 year olds. An engagement of constructing paper chains from 10s to make 100 was organized to familiarize children with the concept of tens.
Children were paired up and asked to bring 100 food items such as oranges, grapes, mini idlis, chocolates, chutney sandwiches and Oreo biscuits. This acted as a great learning opportunity, allowing children to play with the number 100 and sharpen their mathematic skills.

100 Days of School Celebration - 2017

Keeping this ‘Big’ number in mind, we at Vivero International Pre School Powai, planned a day to rejoice & celebrate our ‘100 days of school - A day that would stay as a memory in the minds of our young children for many more days ahead.
The ‘100 day’ celebration started off with us welcoming the Pre Nursery & Nursery children who came dressed for party. As the day progressed, it was a delight to see them enjoying the activities planned by the teachers. We were equally astounded to see our Kindergarten 1 & 2 children as well; who all came dressed as their ‘Grandpas’ & Grandmas’ to school.
Everything revolved around the number"100". The theme was wonderfully depicted by the ‘Photo-booth’ "100" as it helped us attractively capture some wonderful frames of our children. Parents too shared their own experiences of coming to school for the past 100days adding to the colourful adventures of the day. The highlight of "100 days of School" was the human figure created by the entire team of Vivero Powai and wonderfully clicked via an aerial shot to commemorate the event.

Annual Day 2016

The theme for the 2016 Annual Concert was 'Tap and Twirl". It was like a journey around the world starting from India. Exposure to cultures and dance forms was the key element. The children were trained to speak up and run the show independently. They came out with flying colors with their brilliant performance on the day of the concert. Parents will agree that the performance of the little ones has been applause worthy and worth all their effort. They have emerged as great performers with a sporting spirit since we all know that facing a huge crowd of unfamiliar faces is not a cakewalk for anyone. Big congratulations to all the proud parents. Also, the teachers and children would like to thank all the parents for helping us with Annual day costumes, make up, props and organizing food.

Art Auction

Vivero Powai has been conducting art auctions during annual day celebrations for the past three years. The art auction displays artwork made by the children of each grade collectively. The bids made by the parents are then handed over to an NGO called 'Save the Children India', which works for the benefit of underprivileged children.
While working on the artworks the children are encouraged to practice freehand painting on sheets of paper while learning how to form strokes with their brush. They are made aware of various well recognized works made by different artists. They are also sensitized about less privileged children and the fact that one should be thankful for the kind of life we are blessed with. Children thrive while working with colours and love expressing through the medium of art.

At the Restaurant

The Shimmering Sunrays put on their chef's hat and prepared treats like 'Summer Delite' and 'Crispy Wonder'. The drink was made by putting a spoonful of orange fruit powder in a glass of water. Children were observed vigorously stirring the contents. Next, children grouped themselves and together made 'Crispy Wonder' by mixing ingredients such as puffed rice, fried vermicelli, chopped onions, tomatoes and boiled potato cubes. The teacher was proud to observe children identify ingredients calling out "kanda", "tamatar" and "sev". Thereafter, parents played the role of customers and children served them the treats. It was overwhelming to observe children carry tray full of food to their parents without any spillage. Through this engagement children demonstrated social skills such as sharing working space and materials, the joy of serving others and fine motor skills involved in mixing all ingredients.

Back to School 2015

The First unit for children culminated amidst many interesting events and celebrations in school. 'Back to school' program was organized in Vivero where parents were invited to visit the classrooms of their children and get a glimpse of their day to day routines and learning experiences. The parents came in good strength to witness the different kinds of engagements and the learning that happens on a daily basis. Children displayed their growing skills in different learning centres like literacy by identifying their name tags or matching a few letters on the word wall, their knowledge and understanding skills by identifying and counting their family members' palm cut-outs to make their individual 'family mobile', and numeracy through mathematical concepts like identifying number symbols, sorting, matching, size gradation and value association. Children enjoyed performing activities in front of parents and they felt proud to demonstrate their learning. It was a great experience for the parents to observe the learning of their children and they equally cherished their little ones efforts.

Back to School 2017

A day full of wonderful memories and strengthening relationships! Back to School event provided an opportunity to the parents to visit the classroom and get acquainted with the daily routines and learning of the children. The class was set up keeping in mind the different domains which lead to overall development of Viveroites. Children enthusiastically took parents around their class room and demonstrated their new attained skills in the areas of numeracy, literacy, creative, personal social emotional, physical and knowledge and understanding of the world. Later they had extended fun in the outdoor play area where the children along with their parents participated in different games planned for the day like Aim in the tub, Move the coin using a straw, big bubble and Spanish session. It was an event which clearly displayed and highlighted the achievements of our children.

Camping

Camping was a new exposure for our Pre nursery children, hence to prep them up we saw a video on the same. They listened to a story on jungle animals and also saw pictures of things you need when you go camping. The children were dressed in casuals with Vivero hats. We took off with a nature walk moving on to playing ball games in the garden. The teacher mentioned that there is no cooking gas in the forest, so we cook with wood which we get from the tree. In the same vein we made our own barbeque on a Satay sticks. They skewed their food and placed it on the grill. They turned it occasionally pretending to cook. After a good feast they played hide and seek with their friends in the tents that were put up. We winded up by singing camping songs with the parents and children.

Christmas Celebrations

Vivero,Powai hosted the Christmas Fete, spearheaded by parents on 12thDecember, 2015. Different stalls were put up with fun activities for all. The Powai community thoroughly enjoyed the fete.
At the school the teachers and children planned to do something different this year and decided on doing a 3D décor. The manger and the Christmas tree put in the outdoor play area and children of all classes took part in decorating it. The children and teachers did a fantastic job of executing their plan.
Christmas party was held on December 22, 2015. Two daddies of Vivero, Powai volunteered to be Santa. Admist great cheer and excitement both our Santa's visited classrooms to distribute gifts to the children. All the children had a great time singing and dancing to various Christmas tunes and indulging in a variety of sweet and savory items sent by parents.

Clean-up drive

At Vivero, children are encouraged to keep their immediate surroundings clean. As a part of this initiative, children were taken on a clean-up drive in the vicinity of the school. They learnt about the right manner of disposing waste, they also interacted with the cleaner who keeps the school premises clean and thanked him for his efforts.

Corn on The Cob Day

If there is any food synonymous with the monsoons, it is corn. There is nothing quite like the smell of roasted corn on a rainy day. Celebrating the spirit of the ongoing monsoons, Vivero Powai celebrated 'Corn on the cob day'. Our friendly neighbourhood 'bhuttawala' (corn cob vendor) was called in with his entire cart to demonstrate to the children how corn is roasted. The children loved the whole experience where they were given the chance to smell, hear, feel and finally taste yummy corn on the cob. Children were fascinated by the 'pop pop' of the corn while it was getting roasted. They also keenly observed the several overlapping, papery-thin, leaf-like, pale green husks and how they are peeled away to reveal the delicious kernels of goodness. Of course, the highlight of the day was when the children finally got to eat all the yummy corn that they patiently waited for.

Corn on the cob 2017

Rains have already charmed the children more than anything. They feel rejoiced to watch rains from the window and hearing the thunderous sounds. They feel delighted about going for the nature walk with their raincoats on. Children keep looking around to spot snails and earth worms roaming in the lawn. Amidst of all this rain fun, we had ‘Corn on the cob day ‘on 18th July2017. We had a corn vendor coming in. Children excitedly chose their corn and explored it by engaging all their senses eventually peeling it carefully. The fresh corns were roasted on the barbeque, the live counter was set up in the outdoor play area and the corn vendor humbly served the yummiest corns. Children propagated the benefits of eating corns and various ways in which we can have the corn.

Culinary Craft

Culinary Craft workshop organised by the school for children and parents together. We had K1 and K2 children participating in the workshop. It was thoroughly enjoyed by the children and parents.

Curriculum Morning

We believe that each child at Vivero should become a successful learner, confident individual, responsible citizen and an effective contributor to the society. This is possible when children, teachers and parents all work together in the process of building knowledge. Each year is just a stepping-stone towards achieving the four capacities.
To work towards achieving this, Vivero Powai invited parents to attend a Curriculum Morning on Saturday, 5th December 2015. They were given a glance into the exciting and enriching journey that their child would experience for the next academic year and as well as the curriculum , goals to be achieved and fun filled engagements, that are exclusive to Vivero.
The curriculum discussed for each group was for the level the child would be attending next year so that they could have a glimpse into the forth-coming year!

Diwali Celebration - Vivero Powai

Vivero Powai celebrated Diwali on 5thNovember 2015. Children were engaged in creating crafts (lanterns, diyas, banners, rangoli) in their respective classes. Crafts were decorated in the school premise.
Children came dressed in colourful traditional clothes and enjoyed playing games in their classrooms planned by teachers and children.Children shared an assortment of delicious food sent from home with their classmates. Teachers also narrated the story of Diwali focusing on the essence of the festival. Kindergarten children decided to narrate the story themselves! Indian sweets like 'kajukatri' were relished by all children and they tookhome clay diyas beautifully decorated by them, for their mommies and daddies.

Family incursion week

It was time for some fun with families at Vivero Powai. Children were learning on how families form an intrinsic part of our lives. To make this concept more meaningful for the children, the teachers planned a 'Family incursion week'. All family members were invited on each day to be part of fun activities. The mothers were invited to play games in partnership with their children, the grandparents visited another day for storytelling and singing sessions and the fathers were given a challenge of displaying their culinary skills with the children. The family incursion week witnessed a partnership between grandparents, parents, children and the school. It was a fun-filled week with some endearing moments of family bonding.

Father's day fun

Vivero Powai, celebrated Father’s Day with much aplomb. While children were settling in the new academic year, the fathers made the transition easier and fun albeit for one day. It was a delight to see the fathers singing rhymes, eating snacks and playing games with their little ones. Several fathers also spoke about how much they appreciated that the School makes the time with occasions such as this, to foster the importance of relationships and family values. Their joy knew no bounds when the children presented the fathers with little gifts made by them.

Grandparents Day

Grandparents' Day was celebrated at Vivero Powai with much aplomb. The day witnessed enthusiastic participation from the grandparents. The celebration, full of dance, fun and joy, served to inculcate family bonding and good family values in the children. Vivero ensured that the grandparents reminisced about their childhood too by involving them in fun filled activities, dance, and story-telling sessions.

Halloween at Vivero

Halloween, an event traditionally celebrated to mark the end of summer and the onset of winter, is primarily a time of celebration and superstitionin western countries. However, it originated when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. Vivero, keeping up the tradition of celebrating cultures all across the globe, celebrated Halloween on 30th October, 2015. On this occasion, the young members of the school come together to put up everything that is synonymous to the event. From Bats, Spiders, Cats, ghosts, scarecrow, cobwebs, witch and a pumpkin patch waiting to greet them at the outdoor play area. The children indulged in creating an ambience signifying the occasion through their individual crafts all over the school premise. They were far from being afraid; on the contrary, they were amused to see the spooky creatures hanging all around. The pumpkin patch was a hit amongst the juniors and the haunting background added to the mood for sure! The children and teachers, all dressed up in appropriate masquerade for Halloween, completed the celebration with the famous tradition of ‘Trick or Treat’. They visited their friend’s homes for the same and came back happy carrying their candy filled goodie bags to mark the celebration!

International Day Celebration

The much awaited International Day saw a lot of enthusiasm, participation and excitement equally amongst the children as well as the parents. In this day and age, global travel and global communications require that we and our children have an appreciation of not only people from different countries and cultures, but also knowledge of the countries from where they come.
There were various countries showcased in this parent led event namely, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Australia, China, Africa, India, France, Russia Japan, Spain and Europe. The world is our plate and that's exactly what felt like it today at Vivero, all the major cultures and traditions sharing their history and background with the children. The rich learning environment was visible as the stalls were done up painstakingly well with charts, projects and power point presentations symbolic of the country showcased. The children enjoyed learning about each country- its location on the globe and map, dance forms, language, costumes, national birds, animals, emblems, flags, musical instruments, sports, famous monuments and food. Our little ones were visibly amused by the colourful flags of different countries which they carried home as a takeaway. They also learned the greetings of different countries in different languages like in Hindi, French, Japan, Russian and Spanish to name a few. Further they were amused when they were shown the globe and told that it is the smaller version and model of how our earth looks like. The largest continent Africa captured their attention with its safari animals. The star attraction was the mascot of Mickey Mouse, their joy knew no bounds on seeing it and they could not seem to get enough of it.

Janamashtmi Celebration in Vivero Powai

The birthday of lord Krishna, a hindu deity is an auspicious day for all Indians and is known as 'Janamashtami' or 'GokulAshtami'. 'DahiHandi' in Mumbai is celebrated by making human pyramids and people enact Lord Krishna's childhood attempts to steal curd and butter from an earthen pot beyond his reach. Our school celebrated 'Janamashtmi' on 4th September.
The school was decorated with colourful buntings and a swing was placed at outdoor area for children to sit on it and have fun. Children from all classes dressed in traditional clothes, assembled at the stilt to celebrate the festival together. Children got a taste of conducting 'DahiHandi' by climbing up on the table to topple over a hanging pot filled with flowers. Later children danced to songs related to Lord Krishna's birthday. It was a pleasurable sight to see children mingling from all levels together for the occasion. 'MishtiDahi' was served to children and it was relished enthusiastically. Children went home with a traditional Indian crown as a keepsake memento representing Lord Krishna and Janamashtami.

Loris Malaguzzi day 2017

Truly inspired by the ‘Reggio Emilia’ philosophy and approach Vivero International Preschool celebrated the ‘Loris Malaguzzi day’ on the 23rd of Feb ( birthday of Loris Malaguzzi) at school. It was a tribute to the findings and sharing of the rich knowledge and experiences of the educator and philosopher. Taking it further to contribute to the community and work hand in hand with the not so privileged strata, we invited teachers of Vidya – a not for profit making organization that works with under privileged children to educate them. The initiative started by Ms.Rashmi Sharma with a handful of children, Vidya today works with more than 220,000 children pan India. The unsurpassed way to celebrate this day was to empower these teachers with easy to execute teaching learning processes using the resources easily available in the environment to teach children and make their learning more meaningful. The session focused on the five elements of the Reggio approach namely Image of the child, Teacher as facilitator, and Environment as the third teacher, Parental involvement and Documentation. It also stressed upon the ‘HOW’ of the experiences rather than the ‘WHATS’. It was an inspiring session and a lot of sharing and learning within the group took place. The team of Vidya was led by Ms. PallaviMallaya the head of Learning and Development program for Primary Sections. They were truly inspired by the learning engagements conducted with the light table, working with shadows and reflections and using a lot of natural materials. The objective was to inspire and motivate the teachers and make them feel good about themselves for doing a great job of working with young children and encouraging them to achieve their best!

MakarSankranti

The MakarSankranti Celebration at Vivero, Powai was done in a very colorful and traditional way. All the classes displayed their colorful kites in the stilt area. All children gathered down to observe the bon fire. Children were enlightened about the significance of MakarSankranti and how it is celebrated. Children engaged in traditional dance around the bon fire. They also savored Tilchikki which was distributed. Children also enjoyed flying their kites which they made. Overall the children enjoyed it.

Vivero Powai experiences the Monorail magic

As part of their learning experience about the means of transportation, children At Vivero Powai were taken on an adventure ride on the newly constructed monorail. The children after a reassuring welcome were escorted by the monorail security personnel into Wadala station. Their enthusiasm knew no bounds when children saw a bright blue train waiting for them at the station and the ensuing journey.

Spanish Fiesta

The Spanish fiesta was a culmination to the yearlong Spanish learning across all levels. Children along with Spanish teacher Ms. Jaee practiced to perfection their role for the big day. Role-plays, presentations, art displays, games, music, song and dance were a few counters on display along with the dazzling flamenco dancer and mighty matador effigies. The day witnessed enthusiastic participation from all the children along with their parents, all celebrating the spirit of Spanish learning. People were welcomed into School by children giving away handmade Carnations. The celebration was full of dance, fun, joy, and playing of fun games. The piñata hit-and-feed the bull were flocked by children, while the parents enjoyed the sombrero dance. The event started with the children enacting some popular festivals in Spain 'La Tomatina' and 'San Fermin'. The Nursery children with their contagious enthusiasm amazed everyone by singing to some of the well-known Spanish songs. The entire lawn area was occupied by our little champs, practicing their soccer skills. But that's not all, because this was the Spanish Fiesta, K2 students gave an extremely insightful presentation, giving information about Spanish culture and tradition. The singing performances welcomed a thundering round of applause before and after every act. On their way out, children were busy decorating handmade piñatas which they took home as a take away.

Summer Camp

The Smart Summer Camp was a summer camp like no other. Children learnt about art appreciation and renowned artists and their artworks like Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting of Sunflowers, Leonardo Da Vinci's Monalisa and Henri Matisse's collage work. Culinary art, dance, music and a magic show only added to a fun-filled two weeks. A visit to the florist gave the summer camp a colourful and fragrant end.
The smart summer camp saw children being involved in various art forms. Under art appreciation children learned about different great artists and their well-known art creations. e.g. - Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting of Sunflowers, Leonardo Da Vinci's Monalisa, Henri Matisse's collage work. Later children had hands-on experience in trying to create such art work. Children thoroughly loved making crafts under the theme 'Junk to Funk' and culinary art allowed them to learn napkin folding techniques and thirst quenching recipes' like curd lassi, fresh salad sandwich and mango shake. Apart from this children had fun dancing to songs like 'Atoot-ta-tee-tee' and dancing with ribbons. The Magic Show was immensely looked forward to by children where they were fascinated by the tricks performed by the artist. Visit to the florist saw the children look with open amazement at the riot of colours and the fragrant environment of the store.

Wishing Spheres

For Wishing Spheres celebration all the children and parents assembled at Powailake. Children were welcomed by giving Tilladoos. Children enjoyed singing rhymes with Spanish teacher and music teacher. They also enjoyed dancing around the bon fire on lohri songs. Children wrote their wishes on lantern. After sunset they lit their lantern with the help of their parents and left lanterns in the sky. Children enjoyed throughout the wishing sphere celebration and it was a memorable experience.

World Chocolate Day 2017

For Wishing Spheres celebration all the children and parents assembled at Powailake. Children were welcomed by giving Tilladoos. Children enjoyed singing rhymes with Spanish teacher and music teacher. They also enjoyed dancing around the bon fire on lohri songs. Children wrote their wishes on lantern. After sunset they lit their lantern with the help of their parents and left lanterns in the sky. Children enjoyed throughout the wishing sphere celebration and it was a memorable experience.

World Elder's Day Celebration

On Thursday, 1st of October, all classes celebrated World Elder's Day together. Grandchildren accompanied only by their grandparents visited the School. There was excitement not only amongst the children but among the grandparents too. Grandparents were greeted in the traditional manner with a 'tikka' and 'aarti'. We had a good gathering of grandparents and grandchildren. It was heartwarming to see some children come in with not only their maternal and paternal grandparents but also their great grandparents. Kudos to them for the effort made!
The event was flagged off with one-minute games. The boys had to get their ties knotted by the grandparent and the girls had to get as many rubber bands on their hair as possible again by the grandparent. There were newspaper dances, musical chairs and art and craft activities where both grandchild and grandparent made sashes, badges and greeting cards together. Children were seen cheering their grandparents to complete the activities on time.Engagement of steering away the blindfolded grandparents from the hurdlesin the 'Hurdle Path' game saw children taking great careguiding their grandparents through the obstacles. Snacks and juice were served to all to re-energize them for the finale 'Dancing on Rock N Roll' song and a Spanish song or two. It was an eventful day and we are sure the grandparents and grandchildren had memorable moments to cherish lifelong.