Vivero, Whitefield created a Visual Treat this December of 2018 with a grand year-end Carnival which had a primary goal. The joint effort was to make this Carnival a ‘fun event’ with a great experience and provide a memorable engagement for all.
The entire school was decked up for a 'Little Island' feel with a hearty combination of good food, tropical drinks, games & entertainment. The dress code for the evening was Aloha-wear or Hawaiian print shirts for men and floral dresses for women along with comfortable flip-flops. Care was taken to point out Hawaiian customary details so that all were made aware of the correct accessories of simple shell ornaments or fresh flower leis - or a single flower tucked behind the ear - right if single and left if taken.
Tropical scenes and landscapes adorned all the walls and greeting banners. Palm trees, parrots, fish and flamingos added to the air of light gaiety. Natural materials like palm barks, coconut branches were made use of to bring about the all-natural tropical island feel. Blue and yellow lights with handmade paper lanterns and lights, make-believe bonfires and candles completed the ambience for all to relax and unwind. Even the Photo Booth added to the theme with a pair of Happy Hawaiian dancers cut out for all to strike a pose and click.
An intriguing array of shopping stalls and sumptuous food counters were lined up under the beach shack or the school’s Piazza. Entertainment Galore it was with game stalls like; Bounce the beach ball took place on actual sand, Golf on Golden Sands, Flamingo Ring Toss, Treasure hunt trail to the blue lagoon, Luau Game or twirl under the Hula Hoop, Children were delightfully engaged in interesting Hawaiian themed art and craft activities that they could take-away. For the Little Hawaiian princesses, the Nail Bar was there to buff and colour their pretty nails. Dance floor did not disappoint as well with its enticing set up and music that invited all to Groove to the Hawaiian Beats and encouraged them to boogie with their best foot forward. Just when the crowd reached their peak a Flash Mob by the children of K1 and K2 was performed along with their teachers much to the surprise and delight of all. A special feature of the event was the Ramp Walk where all were invited to strut and show their Hawaiian best attires and raise awareness about the plight of the ’tigers’ in our jungles.
Beautiful Hawaiian dance by the teachers added to the glam quotient and kept everybody in awe.
Do we balance our personal time enough with professional life? As Millennial parents, do we encourage our children to step out, fall, get dirty and experience the whiff of cold breeze? Are we fast becoming a generation who seek solace by living in the ‘virtual world’? Yes, it’s definitely the need of the hour to reflect on our daily routines and habits. Our Annual Sports Day was a concrete and real-life example of "taking responsibility for one's own learning". Our children showed how both our body and mind can live in harmony when we balance our day with a good amount of physical activity. The ‘Digital Detox Walkathon’ was their baby step towards creating this awareness in a highly wired world! Yes we cheered as they ran, jumped, crawled, and hopped their way to the finish line. It was indeed a visual treat to watch their growing risk taking abilities and team spirit. Keep those torches burning strong and that light will pave the way to success and glory!!
Children of today will inherit a planet that isn’t very healthy.... It is extremely important to create awareness of our impact on atmosphere and other natural resources in the early years when attitude towards the world around them are forming. At Vivero, we engaged our K1 and K2 children in a Civic management campaign and encouraged them to voice their feelings. Children came up with their own slogans and graphics for placards. The campaign also provided them with an opportunity to take on civic responsibilities early in life thereby shaping a generation of environmental leaders who make choices to live, work and play in a way that respects our natural spaces...
At Vivero, we believe in creating lifetime opportunities and focus on catering to each child’s individual needs with an aim to give our best tohelp them develop their potentials. As this new school year begins, it is even more imperative that we build positive relationships between, children, parents and teachers. We believe that a good school spirit and a sense of membership are built through meaningful interaction and our ‘Back to School’ was one such event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
True to it’s name, the “Imagineers” Summer Camp took the children on a journey of exploration and invention using their creativity and imagination. The Summer Camp kick started on 17th April with the children eagerly exploring the magnificence of the Wonders of the World- from the Taj Mahal to The Eiffel Tower, the students visited them all!! They were taken on an artistic sojourn during the second week when they witnessed the beauty of the works of famous artists like Monet, Picasso and Da Vinci. The students were actively engaged in hands on activities to explore various art forms such as, Warli Art, Tie & Dye and Origami.
The Imagineers at the Summer Camp loved the daily Gastronomical Encounters where they indulged in yummy treats like Yogurt Puris, Chocolate Bark, Chinese Bhel and many more!! The outdoor play time aimed at building spatial awareness and all round physical development was the children’s favourite daily session. The “Concertino” sessions prepared the Imagineers for the finale show on “Imagineers Day”!
The “Imagineers Day” on the 4th of May,2017 was full of excited faces and smiles. The children took great pride in displaying their artistically engineered marvels for all the visitors to see. The Imagineers walked the ramp dressed like Royals from India, Great Britain and Egypt, Divas from the Runways of Paris and Chinese soldiers to name a few!! They danced to the tunes of “Making Melodies” and “Looby Loo”. The children enjoyed a final session of Gastronomical Encounters with their parents where in they were engaged in whipping up yummy delights from an assortment of ingredients which they relished with their friends and parents!
Sports Day is an important event in the life of every school. Sports themselves have a vital role in making a child sound physically as well as mentally. The Annual Sports Day at Vivero was held on the 17th of February. It was lovely to see all our parents in fullattendance enjoying every bit of their children’s involvement in the races.
Sports Day is an all-day activity held early in the calendar year when the weather is coolest. Children were grouped into different teams and they participated in a variety of individual and team sports events and games. The races chosen were fun, safe and easy to participate. Children learnt about the enjoyment that healthy competition can bring to a game. They built positive associations during outdoor games along with building on their gross motor skills. Children also experienced feelings of team spirit and the value of supporting and appreciating the skills of all competitors.
The spirit of friendly competition came alive on this special fun filled day. As the children participated in a wide range of races, they cheered their teammates and learned valuable lessons in sportsmanship. Everyone’s a winner at Vivero and every child is guaranteed to win a medal for their efforts!!
At the Pre-school level, we consider education as Edutainment, that is, learning with entertainment. Participation and experiential learning thus form the key aids of multi-tasking and this is what the children exhibited at the show not only with their dance performances but also in the form of a skit and a fun-filled choir. The theme for our Annual day was all about the importance of the five elements of nature and how we as human beings need to protect our mother earth for a clean and healthy environment. It was aptly called ‘Elementos De Tierra’!
We choose our Annual Day as an occasion to echo our vision, that the greater our children are exposed to international mindedness, leadership and entrepreneurship skills the more we will empower our children to face the 21st century challenges.
The day began with a lot of promise and as the appointed hour came close, the excitement began to unfold into a gorgeous evening. The children were ready and dressed in vibrant costumes as were our parents in their lovely attires. Creativity is critical and each child was given an opportunity to showcase and a chance to nurture his or her leadership skill. The venue had also been dressed to infuse fantasy in the form of an ‘Art Exhibition’ which further strengthens our philosophy where each child’s work is respected and where each child is considered special! Our children enthralled and charmed the audience with their performance by conveying a strong message reuse, reduse and recycle. We were delighted to see that every child carried the costume in confidence even as each one addressed the occasion with aplomb. Team Vivero stood back in contentment and pride as our children put up a great show for their parents. We ended the show with a musical dance finale, which stirred the audience to sing and dance along. It was indeed an evening to remember!!
With the successful completion of the Second Unit of Inquiry, our Culmination Day was a grand forum for the children to showcase their learning outcome through the course of their Unit.
We began with the Playful Penguins of Pre Nursery who sang their favourite songs & rhymes and then explored different forms of outdoor activities with their parents asthey celebrated the Unit’s theme of ‘How we express ourselves’.
The Wondrous Whales of Nursery Expressed themselves through various forms of Art;a welcome song and a Sufi Dance routine. The Nursery Art Exhibition was the highlight of the day!
Passionate Peacocks of K1 literally celebrated the Harvest Dance, danced to the beats of a Spanish number & joyfully shared their understanding of different Values & Cultures.
The Thinking Tigers of K2 performed an animated Welcome Song, enacted an interesting Bear Hunt Story, recited their own creative environment-based story and invited the audience to share their story. No prizes here for guessing what their Unit was all about.
Halloween visited Vivero Whitefield a week in advance as we decided to commemorate this Spooktacular event with a ramp walk session.
It was overwhelming to see the enthusiasm and intricate effort by every Parent and Child. Little Pumpkins, cute little Witches, naughty wizards & Super Heroes Galore!
It was the season of frequent monsoon showers, muddy roads &runny noses which made us decide on this event. Parents were invited to a morning full of Fun & Games along with the children & their friends.
This super fun Fiesta had loads of treats on offer. The theme décor of Vivero Signature Umbrellas & Paper Boats painted by the children gave it a colorful & festive feel while the weather fully cooperated with a slight drizzle to mark the central theme of the day!
The Highlight of the day was the ‘Mad Hatter’s Photo booth’, althoughthe all time favorite Bouncy castle, range of Face paint & tattoo options, Reggio based art & craft stalls &the little Game stalls kept every child & parent happy & busy!
A tribute to all the lovely Grandparents out there! Somebody rightfully said.... 'Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children!'
We took this opportunity to combine the beautiful & auspicious occasion of Lord Krishna’s Birth as the grandparents were invited to come along with their grandchildren to celebrate this dual theme. Children came dressed as Little Krishnas& Little Radhas.
The regular School day routine saw a joyous amalgamation as Grandparents took part in the Integrated Indoor playtime and the Circle time music session with Guitar Sir, Ivan. Post snack time, one of the Grandparent (Diyan Malik’s Grandfather) narrated the story of Lord Krishna aided by the Picture Cards of the different symbols of the day & this was followed by the children & parents’ joint attempt to break the ceremonial Clay Pot.
This event concluded with a Take away activity for all.
As we completed a month into the New Academic Year and gradually settled down to our daily routines; the Pre-School parents were cordially invited to experience ‘a day in school’ alongwith their children.
All parents were encouraged to come over with the main message being - Let your children show you around their classrooms, show off their work, take you to their favorite corners in school and introduce you to their peers. Get a better understanding of the academic year ahead. Play fun games and interact with fellow parents.
Indian Nights was celebrated in grand style at VIVERO-Whitefield. Our Carnival based on the theme India was truly a magical experience. Starting from the Art and Craft activities at the Create Corner, the Mehendi and Tattoos done for the children leading to the Potter’s wheel, all the activities were mesmerizing for the children. The games stalls and the shopping fun were big draws for adults and parents alike. Food was based on the Indian palate and we had a lip-smacking menu that catered to everyone's tastes. Finally the dance floor, the live DJ and his array of Indian folk songs that kept each one of us big or small on our toes literally.
There was color, lights, music, dance and a festive feel throughout the show which led to smiling faces and happy people.
Whitefield school had a special glow on 11th September as Grandparents Day was celebrated then . The event was wonderful and participation of each Grandparent made it a huge success. The children had an opportunity to show their appreciation and love toward their grandparents. Grandparents took an opportunity to show their love and care for all the children by singing,playing and doing creative activities. The event was a steppingstone for creating long-term inter-generational connections. It was an enjoyable, memorable experience for children and their grandparents. The children, teachers and rest of us cannot express how happy we were to host such a warm event.