? St. Lawrence High School and Junior College
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2017 -2018

The Lawrentians learn how to say sorry!

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" The Artsy Summer Camp at St. Lawrence is nearing closure . A Family Day was organised at the camp for all the parents so as to involve them in the fun that their children were having. It started with a Yoga session for the mother, father and child.A a very special game with a heart warming message was played . The aim of this game was to develop the bond of understanding between the family members and to make them realise not to take each other for granted.The students were given 2 paper hearts each and had to write positive emotions on one and negative emotions on the other. They crumpled the heart with the negative emotions and read out loud the heart with the positive emotions. They were made to realise how good it feels to read out words of love and appreciation to each other.Then they opened out the heart with the negative feelings and saw how the creases on it cannot be totally removed. This taught them the lesson that once you say something hurtful to someone it can spoil your relationship forever. Hence one must always think before saying anything harsh or rude to anyone.This activity in the summer camp helped bring the families closer and was a very fulfilling one."

The Lawrentian Grade 3 Excelled In Techno-Project Based Learning!

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" We try to upgrade the knowledge of the students every year. This year we attempted to integrate technology into learning with our very young Grade 1, 2 and 3 learners. The students were challenged to make their projects independently using computers. They chose the topic “Save Water” for their projects.Project based learning is an instructional approach that brings up challenging and real-world problems that are meaningful to students, and has them investigate these issues and propose viable solutions. Self directed learning occurs when the student is able to independently undertake a task and make judgments without the direction of a teacher.During this project the teachers assumed the role of a facilitator. They helped students gain an understanding of the assignment including the learning objectives, timeline, and criteria. Afterwards the students, within the given framework, selected a topic of interest, planned and organized their ideas, and carried out the assignment with the teacher guiding the process.The kids saved the pictures from the internet for their projects, they formed groups and the work was divided. Few students typed the matter, others filled in the colours and every group member made one slide to complete the project collectively. This activity was an important part of their academic and personal growth. "

The Lawrentians learn fractions!

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" At St.Lawrence High School, we teach fractions of mathematics not on paper or with books but with real life objects. They understand the concept of proportions and they also relate to fractions as something needed in daily life.We make them divide a chocolate bar into parts and divide their chapatis into halves or more. Natural objects are shown to the kids to understand how nature has divided the petals of the flowers, leaves, the day and the night etc.The teachers give material to the students in groups and they have to divide them in equal parts. Once they work with the practical objects, the kids draw the pictures in the art book and try to create their own fractions.It all comes down to a kinaesthetic understanding of the subject. This applies to every area of life, if we take the time to understand something we will be able to do it with confidence and it will become easy. "

The Lawretians make their own Paper !

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" At St. Lawrence we teach the students to value every small object and not to take for granted the hard work of every single individual who gives us a comfortable life.The "Process" of how objects of daily use reach them is taught to the students so that they are made aware of the effort it takes to produce before they start using these things. Every product they learn about involves learning about various steps and methods used to finish the product.The last theme for Grade 1 was How are Papers Made. Paper can be recycled as it is made from timber. The timber is de-barked and the chips are added in the chemical pulping after that hydra pulping is done before blend chest.These steps are displayed in every class and videos are shown to the students after the explanation. Such activities teach the students the hard work behind the paper making and they use it carefully. The students then made their own paper in the school using different colours and they felt a sense of achievement at having made something so useful on their own. Image may contain: 9 people, people smiling, people standing "

Lawrentian Teachers Enjoyed Play Time!

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"Work is work and play is play!To reinforce this idea we at St. Lawrence organised a special Play-day for our lovely teachers. We believe that in our hectic, urban lives, many of us focus so much on work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for pure fun.Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we’ve stopped playing. Even when we do carve out some leisure time, we're more likely to zone out in front of the TV or computer rather than engage in fun and rejuvenate like we did as children.But just because we’re adults, that doesn't mean we have to take ourselves so seriously and make life all about being busy. We all need to play. Play can add joy to life, relieve stress, enhance our learning and connect us to others and the world around us. Play can also make work more productive and pleasurable.The Sports Dept organised a few games which were very exciting for grown ups and which also added the spirit of healthy competition. This activity helped the teachers momentarily forget their stress and chaos and they heartily enjoyed every minute. Everyone was grateful to the sports department for helping to make their play time so much fun. "

LAWRENTIAN'S BEST CLASS AWARD!

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" Every year comes with its own set of challenges which the students need to overcome. Every class works hard to ensure that they succeed in being the best at whatever they do . This year we decided to acknowledge these efforts through a Best Class of the Year’ award.The award was based on the observations made throughout the year. The students, who followed all the rules, who took part in every activity and who demonstrated values of love and respect in their behaviour were awarded golden stars and other beautiful gifts .There was a spirit of healthy competition among the children and everyone happily applauded the winners of the awards.The school corridor was abuzz with enthusiasm and excitement. All the students promised Nalini Ma’am that they will better themselves and win many more awards next year."

Adolescence Awareness and Wellbeing Talk At St. Lawrence

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"A talk on adolescence awareness and wellbeing was hosted for the students of class IX at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. Young passionate students, studying to be doctors, wanting to make a difference, conducted the talk with the adolescents. The students were empowered with the knowledge of concepts like Menstrual Hygiene, Precautions and Preventions of STDs, Hormonal Changes in human body. With this talk, we hope to help the students to make safe and correct choices and lead healthy lives. Nalini Datta Neal Kasbe"

Combining learning with play at St. Lawrence!

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"Everyone is familiar with the popular board game “Snakes and Ladders” and has definitely played it once in their lives. We at St. Lawrence decided to incorporate some academic learning through this game for our Grade 1 students.April is a hectic month for students as they take exams and have to revise an entire year’s work. To provide a stress buster for them we prepared a huge board game with National symbols, different flags, the pictures of the clothes worn in various counties and varied other topics which the students learnt over the year.We also put up snakes and ladders on the giant board connecting the various boxes. The students enjoyed rolling the big dice and moving themselves on the board. They had to talk about the topic on which they had landed. They were very excited while playing this game and they revised their work successfully. The revision didn’t feel tedious at all because all the students were enjoying themselves way too much."

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"The under-14 Boys Cricket Team of St.Lawrence High School and Junior College won the Runners-Up Trophy in the Tournament organised by the Nashik Cricket Academy.Mst. Durgesh Yewlaker was awarded the trophy for the Best Bowler of the Tournament.The Lawrentian team played against the New Era, Ashoka Universal and Wisdom High to reach the finals of the Tournament. The final match was played between our team and the team of Rasbihari International.The young team has aims and aspires to win laurels for their school in the future. We wish them luck for their future endeavors ."

The Lawrentians visit a Bakery!!

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"The year end field trip of grade 1 was in Puffs and Rolls Bakery and as the name suggests, it was like a cherry on the cake - a wonderful end to a wonderful year. The students got to see how all the lip smacking desserts are made and decorated and they had a great time.The students of Grade 1 have a theme called 'Bread on Our Table ' where they learn how bread is made in the bakery. The field trip was a good reinforcement of this concept.The students saw big ovens and loaves of bread, pizza bases, cream rolls and a seperate department where sponge cakes were baked and decorated in the chilled room with lots of chocolate icing. The students were very happy to see the assembly of their favorite desserts. They thanked all the staff there by singing the “happy birthday” song for them as they make the cakes with so much of love and care.Not only was this field trip great fun but it also was very educative as the students learnt about hygiene and discipline and hard work."

Grade 1 makes Handmade Paper!

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"Any kind of creation gives you immense satisfaction, even if it’s just creating your own paper. The students of Grade 1 made their own handmade paper and their joy knew no bounds . Even though it sounds like a tough or complicated project, the truth is that once you get the hang of it, you won’t be able to stop yourself. You’d want to go on making your own paper! This activity for the first graders was meant to be creatively satisfying and also an initiative to save trees. The teachers discussed with the students how so many trees are felled every month to manufacture paper. So, the students were taught about the alternative way in which we can make paper without having to cut so many trees.The children collected used papers and tore them into tiny bits. The teachers helped them blend these bits and then they continued the process of screening with the help of screens and rolled it to make the paper smooth and flexible. Finally, the wet paper was decorated by adding flower petals, dried leaves and sparkles before drying. For 24 hours the paper was dried. Once the paper was ready, each student was provided with a piece of recycled paper for drawing or painting. The students were exhilarated because they had created something so unique ,special and useful."

The Lawrentians Celebrate Graduation Day!!!!!

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"Graduation isn’t merely about achieving academic success. When a person ‘graduates’, it is assumed that they have now come of age and live by the morals and values they believe in. A mini graduation ceremony was held at St Lawrence High School for the Grade 3 students to celebrate how they have matured into responsible ‘young adults’. They walked into school as little toddlers and are now ready to move onto a higher class and take on the challenges that growth and development brings with it. For this event the Lawrentian fraternity invited the Grade 3 mothers to celebrate with their child. The teachers performed a small skit focusing on how hard the mothers work at home for the family and children and how every mother sacrifices her own dreams to build the future of her child. This was done in order to instil respect amongst the children for their mothers. The teachers made small black graduation hats for their students and the mothers were honoured to make their child wear them. Every student, teacher and mother felt proud of how their hard work over the years had culminated into something so special. This day marked the end of a beautiful year and also the beginning of an even better one. ”

Sports Day Awards at St Lawrence High School!

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"In St. Lawrence High School the students of Grade 1,2 & 3 joyfully celebrated their Sports Award Ceremony. The main principle that this event was based on was that winning or losing isn’t as important as participation is. Every child was applauded for taking part and for making that effort. Children often spend too much time watching television or playing video games. But sports practices and games provide an opportunity for exercise that can help keep kids in shape and healthy. Age appropriate sports activities are planned in school to enhance the hand-leg or hand-eye coordination of the children. The Honourable Managing Trustee and Founder Principal Ms. Summan Datta and the former Head Students, Jaee Khambait and Prathamesh Ambre were the Chief guests and they guided the students to always give their best in whatever they do. The awardees were facilitated with certificates and medals. The students enjoyed the most when their beloved Summan Ma'am started talking to them. She focused on the point that no matter what we are good at, we can excel at everything only if we give our 100% to it. She called the students up on stage to sing, dance and even do some karate. ”

Puppets Fantasy At St. Lawrence!

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" We must do everything in our power to help the children to develop fantasy.” ~ Rudolf Steiner. St. Lawrence High School believes in delivering lessons in a unique way, so that the classes become delightful and fun. In lieu of this we organised a puppet show to complement the narration of two stories. Puppet shows involve the children into a story, watching it unfold step by step. They are visually stimulating and hold the child’s attention. When stories are acted out in front of the children using stand-up puppets, the experience has a very calming and healing effect on the children. The students were very fascinated when they themselves got to handle the puppets and act out the dialogues with voice modulation. We converted some cartons into small houses with a tiny living room, bedroom with shelves and cupboards in them. "Gopi And the Fireflies" and "Grandpa's Glasses" were the titles of the stories which came to life with the help of the puppets. A single performance by the teacher was enough for the students of Grade 1 to verse the story in a sequence and act in front of the class. The children learnt new ways to express themselves while learning new skills, leading the child onto a path of self-discovery and expression that help instil confidence and boost self-esteem. ”

World Water Day In Lawrence!!!!

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" Water is the most important natural resource which gives us life and without which we cannot live. Unfortunately, we often take water for granted so it's crucial to teach our future generation to appreciate how lucky we are to have clean and running water from a young age. World Water Day is a great chance to teach our kids about the importance of water. On this day, the teachers with the students displayed how the environment and human beings are dependent on each other. The students of Grade 2 drew pictures depicting solutions to save water. They made a sequence of 4 pictures which told a story. The students of Grade 3 worked in groups to make charts which tell us the importance of water. Apart from this special celebration, on a daily basis the students have made it a part of their lifestyle to save water. They tell their families and friends and neighbours about the importance of saving even one drop of water. Before leaving school, they collect the left-over water from all their water-bottles in a bucket, so that it can be used for cleaning the classes. We at St. Lawrence believe in imbibing these little values in our future generation. After all, only if we leave behind better human beings in the environment, will we leave behind a better environment for the human beings. ”

First Graders Of St. Lawrence Learn the Venn Diagram!

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" Teaching a Venn Diagram to 6 year old students seems almost impossible and a bit too complicated for their age. However, we at St. Lawrence believe that what you teach is never the problem. It’s how you teach it that makes all the difference. The most basic purpose of using Venn Diagrams is to be able to compare the similarities between and contrast the differences between any two or more topics. It is a simple visual representation of a big bunch of data. To make the children enjoy learning these circular diagrams, we used two intersecting hula-hoops to act as the Venn Diagram. The students had to then choose the common characteristics and place them in the overlapping part of the hoops. The uncommon characteristics were chosen and placed in the respective hoop as required.This activity was extremely successful because it was almost like a big game that they were playing. They revised their concept of endangered species and they also understood how to make and read a Venn Diagram. These innovative techniques are what make the process of learning truly enjoyable.”

The little Lawrentian explorers!

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" As a part of their geographic exploration the students of grade 1 learnt in detail about the African country - Kenya. They began by looking for it on the world map and locating it themselves. Every child finds a colourful map fascinating and learning on maps makes the country real for the students.With the help of teachers the students made the flag of Kenya. The students learned that Kenya has the second tallest mountain in the world called - Mount Kenya. There are 5 big animals (buffalo, rhino, lion, horse, leopard) found in Kenya and the students were shown flash cards of these animals. This activity enabled the students to learn on their own with the teachers guiding them minimally. This helped to build their independence. They also shared the new information with their friends during group work and thus the experience of learning about a new culture was realistic and thorough.”

Daddy's Day Out With Me!!

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At St. Lawrence, last Saturday morning was buzzing with enthusiasm and creative fun. For the first time ever St. Lawrence organised an activity in which only the fathers were allowed to come to school and partner their respective children. It was great to see the fathers helping their children to paint and make collages and create something beautiful. What they also ended up creating were beautiful memories for a lifetime!The ambience during this activity with the melodious music encouraged the duo to make the unique pieces of art. Every father was happy to create some art with his child.In St. Lawrence we believe in “upcycling” waste. Therefore all the card papers were actually waste papers collected from the students and their parents and also from the printing press around. This material was segregated colour wise and cut into various shapes. The father and child together created a masterpiece and enjoyed the activity. The end products didn’t look like they had been made from waste materials. “This activity served the dual purpose of recycling waste material and creating a bond between the fathers and their children.”

Rangpanchami celebrated at St. Lawrence!

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The students of Grade 1,2 & 3 of St. Lawrence High School played dry colours in the school. Saving water was the main aim. This year the teachers explained the importance of colours to the students. The students saw that nature is filled with different colours. Leaves are green, flowers are pink, red, yellow, orange and purple in colour. The sky is blue during the day and black at night. We feel fresh when we see colourful things around. These colours are the strength of all these natural things. So colours are the symbol of the strength within us. Every child was asked to look into what is their colour. What is their strength, what are they good at. The students focused on their colour and wrote few lines on My Colour. They enjoyed the festival of colours with their parents too. The mothers also played colours in the school and celebrated Rangapanchami with the Lawrentian Family.

Investiture Ceremony

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The investiture ceremony for the student council o for the year 2018-2019 was held recently. The student council, comprising of the Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports Captain, Sports Vice-Captain, Captains and Vice Captains of the four Houses of the school as well as Discipline Captains and Prefects were sworn in. The student council pledged to abide by the rules and regulations and to strive for excellence in every sphere. The students were conferred with badges by the Managing Trustee and Founder Principal, Mrs. Summan Datta. Ma’am in her address to the students thanked the old student council for diligently carrying out their duties. She explained that this year of training will hold them in good stead for years to come and she asked them continue to inspire and help others throughout their lives. To the new council, ma’am advised to tread with caution and wisdom as the trust of so many students has been vested in them. She asked them to lead by example, and that only their behaviour will earn them respect. And finally she told the students to support and respect the council elected by them and together to create a year of brilliant achievements The students of the outgoing council were presented with certificates of appreciation for their commendable work.

The Lawrentians learn how to obtain Leather…!

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Our feet are a very crucial part of our body because they support the weight of the whole body for a large part of the day. We take care of our feet by wearing shoes. The students of Grade 1 of St. Lawrence High School learnt how shoes are made.The teachers showed the students the process of making shoes in a step-wise manner. The students were also briefed about how our great-great grandparents had to use animal hides as shoes because in those days the shoe design hadn’t developed.This led to the introduction of the concept of leather to the students. They were explained how after the death of an animal its skin is removed from its body and cleaned. Then it is dried in bright sunlight and then polished and varnished and thus we get leather.Every step of obtaining leather was discussed with the students with the help of videos and some real material too. The students drew leather products in their art book by depicting them in different colours. They were also shown some real objects made of leather.

Learning with worms at St. Lawrence!

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Having a worm bin in the classroom is a unique method to teach students about habitats and life-cycles of other living beings, which they otherwise may have taken for granted. They also learn how to care for and be responsible for all kinds of living things. The Grade 1 students of St. Lawrence High School made a Worm Bin as a part of Environmental Studies. These were made out of second-hand plastic storage containers. The bins were covered on all sides and sealed tightly from the top, because worms like a dark and moist environment. It’s important to keep the bedding moist, so the students used a garden watering can to wet the bedding as needed. The teachers explained to the children that worms breathe through their skin, and must stay moist in order to breathe. The students and teachers kept observing the worms for three weeks. The students also did some research on google and learned that worms prefer to eat: Vegetable and fruit scraps, grains, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, small amounts of bread, and other non-greasy foods. Worms DO NOT prefer to eat: Meat, bones, dairy products, pet faeces, greasy foods, and citrus peels as these peels contain a natural insecticide that could kill the worms. After preparing their worm bin, they added a small amount of leftover food in one corner of the bin. Thus, they were able to put the waste food to good use instead of just throwing it into the dustbin. This activity taught them how to care for mother nature by reusing and recycling as many things as they can. By heightening their awareness of nature, we at St. Lawrence contributed a little more to their holistic learning.

Fancy Dress Competition .................Let's play dress up!

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Activities and events conducted in school not only make school life memorable but help teach many valuable lessons to the students. The school year is peppered with a plethora of activities for the students. Recently a Fancy Dress competition was organized for the students of class IV. The theme chosen was ‘ Technology’ and ‘Famous Personalities’. The students dressed up as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Dr. Kalam, Charlie Chaplin and Shivaji Maharaj to name a few. Under the technology theme, the most common ideas were smart phones , whatsapp and television. The students researched on the said themes and presented short speeches too. The enthusiastic participation of the students was heartening.

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We, at St. Lawrence try to imbibe a sense of responsibility towards the planet. A lot of our activities are designed with the focus of teaching the students the importance of nurturing the planet. The students of grade IV learnt the 3R mantra, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. As a part of this the students learnt that reducing wastage of paper is an important step in nature conservation. The students decided to reuse the old unused newspaper to make attractive paper bags to be used in place of plastic bags. They also pledged to reduce the usage of paper. The aim of such activities is to help the students take actions and effectively contribute towards nature conservation..

Lawrentians joined hands with the City Police for Road Safety and Communal Harmony!

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The Management, Staff and Students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College joined hands with the Nashik City Police for the 3rd edition of the Nashik Police Marathon with the noble cause of Road Safety and Communal Harmony. The Lawrentian family earnestly believes that the importance of following traffic rules must be instilled in the students and hence campaigns on the same theme are also organized in the school for the students. The students made poster with messages on the importance of road safety. The school choir also presented a song on the same theme. The Lawrentian family and the enthusiastic school band cheered the runners and egged them on with their spirited songs and dances.

Lawrentians Celebrate Unconditional Love!!!!!

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February is globally considered as the month of love. The Lawrentians started celebrating this month by making hearts for their parents and pasting vocabulary words such as lovable, caring, beautiful, kind, adorable and many more on the hearts.The first and true ‘loves’ of our lives are our parents. They love us unconditionally and there is nothing better than seeing a child expressing his/her love for his/her parents. Chocolates are one of the best symbols of love and the students and teachers of Grade 1 used their creativity and efforts to make delicious chocolates in the school.The students were elated on seeing their creation and had contagious smiles on their faces. This reaction from them proved the proverb, "Even if you have only one smile, give it to the people you love."

The Lawrentians await to create the Magic of Madagascar!

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The students of Grade 1,2&3 are busy practising for their upcoming adaptation of Madagascar. Every one is working as a team and putting their heart and soul into making this a memorable performance.The AND-I choreographers are training all the 500 students to rock the floor of the stage. The teachers are busy with props, costumes, stage decoration and mainly the make up of the characters.The energy is infectious and we can’t wait to see our young Lawrentians bring Madagascar to the city of Nasik! So let's prepare to be awed by the show!

Indian Studies Conducted In St. Lawrence!

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The students of Grade 1 have Indian Studies as a part of their curriculum. Such diversity and variety of cultures in our country should be cherished by each citizen and therefore we include this subject. The students learn about the national symbols, the currency, the states and their capitals and many other aspects related to the states starting from north to south. The 6 year olds have studied about Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The teachers show them the folk dances, the clothes used, the famous food and the important places in those states.At the end of the year we do a complete recap with the students in the form of games. A big dice is made with illustrations according to the speciality of the state.The children roll the dice and speak to the class about the pictures seen on them. This activity captures the students’ interest and makes them understand their motherland a little more closely.

Enjoying cooking!!!!!!!

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In today's day and age it is imperative that we teach our children to be self reliant. The students of all classes are taught basics of cooking to promote self-reliance. The students of class 4 have learnt to make various snacks like sandwiches, paani puri and milkshakes. Recently the students learnt to make Bhel Puri. The teachers emphasized on the importance of following a hygienic procedure. The young students paid attention not only to the taste but also to the presentation of the snack. Apart from being a fun activity it also helped boost confidence in the students as they savoured the taste of something they created themselves.

Advertisements Made By Grade 1 Lawrentians!

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In today’s day and age if something needs to be appreciated then it needs to be advertised first. The ability to advertise is crucial today because there is so much competition in every market. We at St. Lawrence are aware how students love to watch attractive ads on television, posters and hoardings .From a young age these children are aware of what they want to buy because of the advertisements that they are exposed to .Taking into account their interest, we decided to teach them the process of making these ads. Some describing words were given to the students of Grade 1. The students carried cut outs of pet animals from old newspapers and stuck them in their art books.They used the describing words to advertise their pet shop. Thus a new concept was learnt by the children and the posters were displayed in all the classes. The students were able to frame simple sentences, they used new vocabulary words and beautiful pet shop ads were created.This activity boosted their creativity and enabled them to think of a concept very rarely encountered by them.

Lawrentians Bid Adieu

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The class X students of St. Lawrence High School & Junior College were given a warm farewell by the Management staff and students of the school . The function began with a solemn prayer. This was followed by moving speeches given by the students of Std IX and X which made everybody emotional.In the final round of Miss/Master Lawrence, the finalists answered the questions of the judges with poise and confidence. Priti Borse was crowned Miss Lawrence and Harshad Pandey Master Lawrence.Kunal Patil, Unnati Sharma and JaeeK hambait were Runners up. Awards were also given for the Best Costume, Best Smile, Best Hairstyle for the girls and the Best Walk for boys. Melodious songs were sung The Lawrentian fraternity wished the 2017 S.S.C batch success in their forth coming examination and future endeavours.

Tick Tock Tick Tock, The Lawrentians learn to read the clock!

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The students of Grade 1 and 2 were introduced to the concept of 'Time’. It started with asking the students their daily routine- what time do they eat the breakfast, what time do they come to school, the time of their lunch and dinner etc. The students were able to understand that we have the same 12 hours time during the day and night but the schedule in the two parts is different. The children made a schedule chart with the day time and night time. A dice game was played with the students for representing the arms of the clock with numerals on it. Every child was given the clock and had to show the different combination of time according to the daily activity given by the teachers.By setting a context of a daily activity the students were able to grasp the concept of time as more than just a game of numbers. They were able to understand it as a moment by money reality of everyday of their life.

Lawrentians celebrate the 69th Republic Day!

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In the words of Albert Camus, “Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” The Lawrentian family celebrated the 69th Republic Day of the Country with pomp and glory. The students presented skits and songs on the patriotic theme. Students as young as 8 years old spoke on how we can be ideal citizens and contribute to the growth and progress of the country and how being responsible and respectful is the need of the hour. The flag was hoisted by the Trustee of the school, Col Vijaykumar Datta who in his address mentioned that it is the people of the country who make it great. He urged the students to have goals and work hard towards them as the future of the country is in their hands. He emphasised that we alone are the ones who can take the country to great heights. The students and staff pledged to live the words of Albert Camus and use the freedom they have to better themselves each day.

The Grade 3 students of St. Lawrence celebrated Republic Day with responsibility.

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They made a vow to live by the following slogans which they painted on the poster for Republic Day. * YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD * TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOURSELF AND EMPOWER THE PERSON RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. * IF YOU HAVE THE PROBLEM THEN YOU ALSO HAVE ITS SOLUTION. * NO NATION IS PERFECT, IT NEEDS TO BE MADE PERFECT. Our little 8 year olds were made aware about the need of the hour that is to unite the nation and to become progressive .They learned that taking charge of ones nation has to begin from a young age. You don’t need to be a political leader to work for your country, you just need to be a responsible citizen.The students made a determination to respect every citizen of their country and to extend the hand of friendship whenever possible. In order to celebrate with full gusto they painted their skin with various symbols of Republic Day. They expressed their love for their country through these gestures.

Water Conservation - Need of the Hour !

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Human beings tend to take natural resources for granted. In St. Lawrence High School we inculcate in the students the importance of water right from when they are 6 years old.The sources of water are introduced in Grade 1. Pollution of water and remedies to stop water pollution are discussed with them. In Grade 2 we make the students aware on how to save water, take care of it and how important it is for basic survival.The fact the water is life is taught with the help of projects and videos. Some students also present a project of dirty water and clean water in front of the class so that everybody can learn through sources beyond books. By developing a responsible attitude in our next generation we hope to try and contribute to conserving and minimising the water shortage problems that are rampant today.

Halloween celebration at St. Lawrence

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“We aim at fostering global citizens at St. Lawrence. The students are acquainted to the culture and traditions of the different countries of the world. To take this understanding a step further, the students of grade IV and V celebrated the festival of Halloween. The students understood the significance of celebrating this festival through a study of it. The students dressed up in various costumes for the Halloween party, the most favoured costumes being of the witch and ghost. A haunted house was created in the school. The creepy decor, blood curling music and scary attires of the students and teachers made the environment spookier. The students were elated to have experienced Halloween in the true sense.

Kites inspire the Lawrentians !!!!

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“A kite teaches me to fly and yet to be connected with my roots, a kite inspires me to fly high independently, a kite teaches me not to lose hope” These beautiful messages were written on a kite made by the Lawrentian students of Grade 3. 3D kites were made by groups of the Grade 3 students and decorated with bright colours. The students learnt that a kite is symbolic of our life. We have the choice to decide the colours and designs of our kites. We can also choose how to fly our kite so that it soars in the sky. We have to keep a balance and fly high in the sky but take responsibility and stay connected to our basics just like the kite is connected with the thread to the earth. Children stuck the messages all over the kites and displayed them on the ground. This year the little ones were able to imbibe the true meaning of kite flying.

Lawrentians recreate the World of the Sea critters!!

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The Grade 2 students of St. Lawrence High School recreated the beautiful world of the sea creatures through a collage.Beautiful fish, colorful jellyfish and weeds were illustrated on a chart paper by the students. Different materials were used to colour the pictures. Different colourful cutouts were used for the collage. The students used their fingers like paint brushes by dipping them in bright colours and painting turtles and sea weeds. These pictures were used to form different picture stories. Every group made various stories and then orally narrated them in class. This activity was a stress buster for the students while simultaneously building their creativity.

Learning from Dr. Daisaku Ikeda's Stories!!

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The students of class IV and V celebrated the festival of Makar Sankranti not just by flying kites but by making their own kites. The students first understood the reason for the celebration of the festival. The teachers also explained how the tradition of flying kite is helpful for healthy exposure to sun. The students made their own beautiful kites and wrote messages on them on the theme "Save environment". The sky was painted in beautiful hues of the kites and the air was filled with the sweet fragrance of tilgul. The students not only enjoyed making their own kites and flying them but also understood the importance of respecting the environment.

Learning from Dr. Daisaku Ikeda's Stories!

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The students of our class VIII studied the stories by Dr Daisaku Ikeda. The students will further discuss the story, create pictorial depictions and then write the moral of each story . They will also identify one thing that they have learnt from the story and will apply it in their life. The aim is to inculcate values in the students and to make them aware of their inherent potential. The idea is to make them understand that each one of us can make a difference in the world and it is we who can bring peace in the society. Our endeavour is to foster our students into capable individuals who can shoulder greater responsibility .

"Lawrentians Imbibe values From Daisaku Ikeda stories! "

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The New Year for the Lawrentians of grade 1, 2 and 3 started with stories by Daisaku Ikeda who is a Buddhist philosopher, peacebuilder, educator, author and poet.The children recreated the stories by Daisaku Ikeda , these creations were printed on a flex with the illustrations and dialogues. The teachers read the stories with the students. The same stories were shown to the children in the Video room.The story reading activity was introduced with a clear objective. Reading is an activity that creatively encourages all children.In the words of Dr. Daisaku Ikeda “To nurture young students, one must spend time with them, speak with them and work together with them and share experiences together with them.”Reading of various stories helps enhance the understanding of the child and develop the wisdom to decipher right from wrong as well as courage and strength to do what is right . The activity was undertaken with the belief that good reading is a sure way to foster wise courageous and compassionate individuals.

"Learning Fire Safety!!!!!!!! "

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The school prioritizes the safety of students and staff during their stay in school. Various safety measures are adopted in school to meet this end. Conducting a fire drill is one such measure. The students and teachers were acquainted with the procedure to be followed in case a fire breaks out. Demonstration of the usage of fire extinguisher is also given to the students as well as the staff . The drill not only helps create a sound and safe exit system in case of any emergency but also reduces risk of accidents and injuries caused due to panic and turmoil. The students and staff are trained to face unexpected situations in a calm and composed manner.

Christmas Bells and Carols at St. Lawrence.

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There was cheer in the air as the Lawrentian family celebrated the festival of caring and sharing, Christmas, with a week full of activities. The celebrations began with sharing of Christmas stories and acquainting the students with the festival. The décor in the school and the sound of carols added to the festive environs of the school.The students used their creativity and decorated their own Christmas Trees. They also made , bells, bobbles and mistletoes. Students also learnt how to wrap gifts beautifully in various ways in the class.Taking inspiration from the Icelandic tradition of exchanging books as Christmas presents, the students gifted books to each other and created ‘The Christmas Book Flood’ at St. Lawrence. They used the tricks and techniques taught in the class to wrap the books for their friends. This helped the students to understand the true meaning of Christmas apart from inculcating the habit of reading in them.The week culminated with a Christmas party. Parents, Students and teachers sported the colours of Christmas, and enjoyed with music, dance and goodies. The students were elated by when Santa came around with surprise gifts for all the students .

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Art and craft activities are not only enjoyable for the students but also help to develop skills such as fine motor, hand eye co-ordination and creativity. Hence many art and craft activities are conducted for the students at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College.The students of class IV, as a part of work experience created masks in school. The activity brought out the artists in the students. They made beautiful masks which were then displayed in the classes. .

"Inch by inch progress at St. Lawrence!"

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The 1st graders of St.Lawrence surprised us all when they were successfully able to measure using inches.Measurement index cards with 5 inches, 2 inches, 7 inches, 3 inches, 4 inches, 6 inches, 8 inches, 9 inches, 10 inches and 1 inch were made and different objects were given to the children to measure.Before they used a large ruler with clear marking the cards were used by them. Only when they were accurately using the cards was the ruler introduced to them.An activity was conducted where children are shown objects and asked to assess how many inches it could be and then measure it. This helps to sharpen the prediction skills of the young learners, which is a very crucial human instinct.The first graders measured each other’s palms and small objects too. This activity was perfect to reinforce their knowledge through a practical process.

"The Japanese experience of the Lawrentians!

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At St.Lawrence Grade 1 students are exposed to various cultures all over the world.This mid-term started with an introduction to Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, home to the mesmerizing cherry blossom tree.The students were first shown a world map on which they were taught about Asia - the continent in which Japan is found. Then Japan was located on the map. The students then learnt about the Flag of Japan and its importance.They learnt about how Japanese people love to eat rice and raw fish with chopsticks. They were given a demo of how chopsticks are used to eat. The teachers had made Kimonos, which the young girls wrapped around themselves.By showing them these real objects it was even more interesting to learn about a new culture.

"Lawrentians Relished Christmas No Bake Cookies !!!!!

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No one can say no to cookies especially children. So we at St Lawrence decided to incorporate cookie making as a part of Christmas Celebrations. Cooking activities are always a hit with our little Grade 1 students.The spirit of Christmas was visible amongst the students as they enthusiastically made the no-bake cookies. The make shift kitchen in the classrooms became a great source of learning as the students explored the ingredients and used their creativity to make cookies.They learnt how to follow a step wise routine and they were introduced to new vocabulary. The best part was when the students tasted their own creation. It gave them a sense of achievement. This activity was a perfect combination of fun and learning.

"The Lawrentians Learn About Odissa!

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The Grade 1 students of St. Lawrence High School learnt more about the East Indian state, Odissa. They were introduced to the beautiful temples and the sculptures in them.The pictures of Odissi dance postures gave the students a clear idea of how the dance form looks. The students also learnt about the dancers who dance in the temples for the Gods - called Maharis.Odissi dancers dance to Oriya music and the instruments used are flutes, cymbals, sitars and violins. A video illustrating all these aspects of the Odyssey culture was shown to the students. They were able to revise and internalise this new concept due to the video.

"Lawrentians Follow The Tradition Of Reading!”

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Icelanders have a beautiful tradition of giving books to each other on Christmas Eve and then spending the night reading them. We at St Lawrence High School are trying to deeply ingrain this custom in our students too. The students of Grade 1,2 & 3 have started reading story books every day in school.The ‘Daisaku Ikeda’ library of our school is equipped with all types of books. The teachers issue the books and keep rotating them in the classes for students to read. We have also requested the parents to read the books with their kids at home.Stories are known to build a child’s imagination and creativity. Therefore we hope to make this tradition an integral and regular part of our curriculum and what better time to start than this festive season of joy, compassion and new beginnings.

"Christmas Bells and Carols at St. Lawrence.”

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There was cheer in the air as the Lawrentian family celebrated the festival of caring and sharing, Christmas, with a week full of activities. The celebrations began with sharing of Christmas stories and acquainting the students with the festival. The décor in the school and the sound of carols added to the festive environs of the school.The students used their creativity and decorated their own Christmas Trees. They also made , bells, bobbles and mistletoes. Students also learnt how to wrap gifts beautifully in various ways in the class.Taking inspiration from the Icelandic tradition of exchanging books as Christmas presents, the students gifted books to each other and created ‘The Christmas Book Flood’ at St. Lawrence. They used the tricks and techniques taught in the class to wrap the books for their friends. This helped the students to understand the true meaning of Christmas apart from inculcating the habit of reading in them.The week culminated with a Christmas party. Parents, Students and teachers sported the colours of Christmas, and enjoyed with music, dance and goodies. The students were elated by when Santa came around with surprise gifts for all the students .

"The Lawrentians learn how to reuse and recycle!!”

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At St.Lawrence we believe in taking action. The students of Grade 1,2 & 3 collected the plastic bottles from the surroundings and made beautiful seating circular cusions. They also made pencil stands, wall hangings, decorative objects, doll houses and photo frames.This activity was important to make the future generation aware about how plastic waste never decomposes and keeps harming the environment. It also helped foster the creativity of the students because they converted waste into something useful.They loved to take these objects home and explain the steps of making the objects to their parents.

"Lawrentians Preserve Treasure of the earth.”

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To inculcate awareness about the Natural resources among the children , we at St. Lawrence High School begin the Environmental Studies by showing soil, water, rocks, plants, oil (fossil fuel) and animals to the students of Grade 1. We believe if we imbibe in them the importance of safeguarding these resources, the students will be able to use these resources sensibly when they grow up. The objective is that the students should be able to identify natural resources and understand the importance of conserving these resources .

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Delighted to share glimpses of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations at St Lawrence .......needless to say the children outdid themselves . Their passion ,dedication and exuberance was inspiring . The confidence and panache with which they carried themselves was a matter of joy and pride for every educator who had contributed in someway to their growth . To our Teachers ..... heartfelt gratitude not just for the 25th year celebrations but for each day of tremendous effort that you put in to foster and nurture these young lives. You are our strength .... you are our pride .....eternally grateful To the Parents of every student of the school ....... thank you for trusting us with your child .... we determine to do better and strive harder for the happiness and growth of your child . Dearest Teachers and Parents , together , let’s make the next 25 years the most value creating and meaningful ..... To the next 25 years of Nurturing Lives .....👍👍👍

"Lawrentians Get Familiar With Republic Of Peru.”

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At St.Lawrence High School the students of Grade 1 learn about different countries in different continents . The republic of Peru from the continent of South America was introduced to the children. The children learnt that it has the largest rainforest in the world known as the Amazon rainforest. The students drew mountains which are called the Andes in Peru. The students were surprised to know that potatoes were first found in Peru.People who live in Peru are called Peruvians. The students are always eager and interested to know about different continents . We believe that learning about the other countries inculcates the feeling of respect and unity among the future generation.

"100th Day Celebration In St. Lawrence High School !!!”

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The students of St.Lawrence High School of Grade 1,2 &3 count days and eagerly wait for their 100th day party . Students of Grade 1 made crowns, fancy ties and funky specks with the captions , “I AM HUNDRED DAYS SMARTER. “Grade 2 students wrote hundred new words on the display board. The students of Grade 3 exercised their imagination and wrote about," How the life on the earth will be after 100 years". The students dressed up as they imagined themselves to look when they grow hundred years old. A competition of writing maximum words in 100 seconds was also conducted in every class.On this day the lunch break was organized on the school ground for the 100 snacks party.These small events help children enjoy and take a break from their mundane routine. Team work and team spirit are forged alongside . The Day ended with a 100 smiles!!!!

"Lawrentians Explored Mass And Weight.”

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The Grade 1 & 2 students of St.Lawrence High School explored measurements of various kinds. The children without any supervision compared the objects provided to them. Using the equipments and handling the weights helped the children inculcate the process of self learning. They could understand the concept of mass and that it stays the same even if the weight differs . Various solid objects were measured and compared with other objects. A new term ‘Estimation ‘was introduced and the students estimated the weight and then actually found out the actual weight by using the balancing beam .The process was a great learning experience and it helped the students to practically understand the concept of measurements

"Lawrentians Made Fiji Islands !!!!!!”

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The Lawrentians of Grade 1 are acquainted with the seven continents . In Term 2 they began with the Islands. Fiji Island models were made by the students with the help of the teachers. The placement of Fiji islands was shown on the world map. The children were eager to know about the flag, culture and people of Fiji Islands. The teachers created demo volcanic eruptions with the help of vinegar, soda and food colour. The awe and joy on the face of the children while looking at the volcanoes was priceless. The children were able to associate with the term island and understand the location of Fiji Islands on the world map .

"Author Visit at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College”

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Ms. Scharda Dubey, an eminent children's author visited St. Lawrence High School and Junior College for a session with the students of class 7. She spoke to the students about creative writing in general and her works in specific. Ms. Dubey enlightened the students on the many emotions that we experience and how the students can cope with it in their growing years. The session also involved reading from the books of Ms. Dubey and a question and answer session with the students. The students immensely enjoyed meeting and interacting with the author.

"A Unique Children's Day at St. Lawrence!”

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St. Lawrence High School and Junior College was founded with the mission to bring happiness to children. When the mission itself is happiness, every activity in school is planned with the same intent. The Children’s Day activity organized by the Management and Staff for the students brought immense joy to the students. The teachers performed a skit, song and dance for their students, which had them in splits. Getting gifts and goodies added to the joy of celebrating Children’s Day. The students too wanted to share their joy and happiness with others. A visit to a Tribal school was hence organized. The students organized games and entertainment activities for the students in the village. Playing games, sharing and spending the day with the lovely children in the village school significantly added value and joy to the celebrations for the students. Ms. Summan Datta, Managing Trustee and Founder Principal addressed the students and said that they must always remember that they are loved and can turn to school for help at any time .

"Lawrentians Learn About Currency In Grade 1 .”

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The students of Grade 1 at St. Lawrence High School are introduced to the concept of Money. The students are explained about the design, the signs and symbols on the notes. They also draw impressions of these to reinforce the learning. Students are shown the various coins and currency notes of our country as well as of other nations. It helps them to understand that currencies differ from country to country.Awareness of the different denominations helps the students understand the use and calculate them to the desired amount.Learning about money at such young age helps inculcate the habit of saving and builds the foundation to learn about similar topics in the future.

"The Lawrentians are confident speakers!!”

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For a parent there is no bigger joy than to see their child speaking confidently before a crowd of people. The students of Grade 1,2 & 3 of St.Lawrence High School prepared monologues about various concepts that they learn in class and presented these during the Term 1 Open House to the parents. They spoke with confidence and ease and explained to the parents about the Potters Wheel Theme, Measurements, Oceans around India and their favourite author. They also gave a demo of the fun vocabulary game called Taboo.The parents were extremely happy to listen to the children. They spoke with fluency and enthusiasm. It helped the parents to see their children in a different light ,as thinking and reasoning individuals. The kids covered a variety of subjects in this presentation and there were elavorate charts to complement their words. This activity helped the children to apply their learning and practically display it. It made the Open House more meaningful because it was the perfect way to display the overall progress of the students .

"Experimenting with experiments at St. Lawrence!!”

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On completing five years of age the students of St.Lawrence High School of Grade 1 perform science experiments. The children are eager to know about how the egg floats in water, how milk changes its colour, how the lungs inflate and deflate, how the magnet attracts the metals and many such other things. Every child works individually on every experiment. At this age there is curiosity in the minds of the children about the things happening around and these activities help feed a child's natural curiosity. They help students to think about what could happen before they do it and this anticipation works well to build the child’s understanding of nature. With trials and errors students learn that not everything works the first time. Some experiments may go wrong and you have to find the error and try again. The teachers are always there as the best guides to steer the students in the correct direction. There was a visible change in the attitudes of the students after the experiment. It taught them how to form their own opinions rather than take those of others for granted. The benefit of experiments is that they bring alive the lessons taught in text books and the child depends on his or her own observation to make the conclusions and learn permanently.

"The Lawrentians learn Table Manners! ”

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The students of Grade 2 of St. Lawrence High School were introduced to Table Manners . Extra curricular activities are a very important part of a child’s overall education. We at St. Lawrence have taken this into account and have started a 30 minute segment called “Groom-Shoom” on a daily basis . In Groom Shoom one single teacher interacts with only 10 students at a time and grooms them in various aspects of life. The students are made to think out of the box and are also taught basic etiquettes.It is very important to teach our future generation table manners whether at home or in a restaurant. So a session was arranged for the children where the teachers showed them how we should eat food and how we should behave on the table. There are certain things that we should take care of when we are eating. The students were made familiar with the basic habits, for instance not to chew loudly or grab food or run for that matter. They were also taught never to waste food and to be appreciative of their mothers who cook for them. The mothers of the students were invited as guests who appreciated the school management and teachers for teaching the kids these basic skills.

“Lawrentians Make A Difference!!”

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The students of Grade 1,2 & 3 from St.Lawrence High School have started an activity of segregating the garbage every day. The students take turns to put plastic and paper waste in one dustbin and organic and wet waste in another dustbin.In every class there are two different dustbins. While throwing the waste the kids segregate the trash and help the aunties to dispose it systematically and easily. The School Management ensures complete sanitation and makes sure that the kids wear hand gloves and masks. They are also made to thoroughly wash their hands after the task of segregation. This is an essential exercise that has helped the younger generation understand the importance of and inculcate the habit of garbage segregation. The school believes that this endeavour is their contribution to begin the change they wish to see in the city .This activity has been initiated with the hope that many more people will join this movement. We can make a difference!!

“Digital Cards Made by Lawrentians !!!!!!!!”

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The grade 3 students of St Lawrence High School surprised their parents by creating Digital Thank you cards and gifting it to them. I.T. is introduced in St. Lawrence from Grade 1. The children listen to online stories, type their own stories and create their individual story booksThey play the literacy and numeracy games as per the concept. This year onwards a new concept of Tux Paint was taught to the Grade 3 students. The students used their own creativity with beautiful colors and created the cards expressing their love for their parents . “Thank you Mum and Dad”, “We Love you” , “You are the best”and many such emotions found their way through these Cards.Colorful printouts made the children feel happy and proud. Every card meant a lot to the parents. The activity helped the students express their love and gratitude towards their parents .

“The Lawrentians don the chef’s cap!!”

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Sandwiches are an all time favourite snack for children and adults. The students of Grade 3 of St.Lawrence High School put together the ingredients of their sandwiches without the help of their mothers and teachers. A variety of stuffings were used to make delicious sandwiches.The kids wearing toques, aprons and gloves were looking like experienced chefs. This activity made the children feel satisfied and proud. Their creativity and enthusiasm was at an all time high . The office staff who work behind the scenes took a break to relish the sandwiches . The students thanked their teachers for giving them an opportunity where they learnt the basic skills of cooking and were able to boost their confidence.

““Let there be light” say the Lawrentians!!”

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In St. Lawrence High School the 6 year old students of Grade 1 used brushes to colour the clay Diyas . Every festival, a different skill of art is instilled in kids as per their age bracket. Craft activities are a great way to boost the imagination, creativity, and motor development of all students. But that’s not all; sometimes craft can also be used to learn more about an important tradition or an exciting festival, like Diwali. Various colours, glitter and sparkles were used by the students to decorate the diyas. A small step by the tiny tots was taken to support the Ban Crackers activity. This year the students promised to celebrate Diwali with diyas and to talk to their friends and make them aware of the hazards of bursting crackers .

“This Diwali Lawrentians lead by example .”

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We at St. Lawrence try and cultivate the value of sharing in our students from a very early age. Diwali is the festival of happiness. The students this year resolved to share their happiness with the Aadivasi Schools near Trimbakeshwar. The joy of giving was in the air as the Management , staff , students and parents of St. Lawrence took to sharing . Benevolence prevailed and the spirit of sharing was almost contagious . Above 50 cartons were filled with toys, edibles , clothes ,shoes, books and other stationary. The children reiterated that happiness is not about "I am happy"but its about “together we are happy.” We , at St. Lawrence , wish everyone A Very Happy And Pollution Free Diwali!!

“Lawrentians’ appeal for Ban Crackers!”

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The students of grade 3 of St.Lawrence School have written letters to the people around with a profound message "There are already many problems to tackle on Earth. Do not increase problems by burning crackers. Animals are our friends, we should not hurt them. We should not spend on crackers but instead buy books or new clothes” The students of Grade 1,2 & 3 went to their neighbourhood to create awareness and appealed everyone to Ban Crackers. We foster the kids to begin the change they want to see, so all the students do activities in the school like making charts, going and talking class to class and requesting one another to stop bursting crackers. We show the students videos of the effects of burning crackers on animals, birds and the people around . This year we have determined to celebrate an eco friendly diwali. After all Diwali isn’t about smoke and noise and the litter left behind from crackers. It’s about happiness and prosperity which only begins with cleanliness and compassion.

“Fun with fruits for the Lawrentians!!”

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We at St.Lawrence believe that cooking as a discipline can teach multiple skills to a child and it can be lots of fun at the same time. Therefore we expose children to cooking right from Grade 1. As a pre-Diwali activity we decided to prepare a fruit custard along with all the students. The rules of cooking were revised as soon as all the students were told to wash their hands before starting the activity. The students washed the different fruits and prepared the custard out of milk. The teachers helped the students to do a stepwise process which taught them how to be organised and neat with their work. When children help in cooking, they feel they are making an important contribution to the adult world. This fills them with a sense of pride, personal satisfaction, and self-confidence. Children learn by touching, tasting, seeing, feeling, and listening. We have experienced in St. Lawrence that cooking activities are ideal for children because all their senses are stimulated. When a child’s senses are engaged as they are during cooking experiences, learning becomes meaningful and memorable.The children then shared the fruit custard with the whole class and enjoyed the delicacy.

“Little Lawrentians turn into potters!”

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In St. Lawrence High School the students of Grade 1 play with clay and learn pottery for three weeks . The teachers show them the ball of clay and ask them how it feels and what it is. They show the children the earthen pot and discuss with them that the pot is made of clay. The importance of natural clay is inculcated in the students. The teachers tell them that we get natural clay from Earth. The aim of teaching pot making is that their fine motor skill is developed at this age. They also learn that in order to create something we need to posses patience,discipline and perseverence. Even though there are errors in the process, we should learn from our mistakes and redo and start again with a new pattern. The children made beautiful pots, toys, vessels and idols from clay.

“HANDS ON MEASUREMENTS!”

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Learning measurements is one of the favorite second-grade concepts among the students of St. Lawrence. They look forward to this unit year after year. That’s why this fun and engaging math concept is best explored with hands-on activities.Measurement Stations were arranged for the students and after explaining the rules and the apparatus, measuring tapes were given to the kids to start exploring. They also learnt how to “estimate” the size of an object by how close it is to the number on the ruler.The teachers set up measurement stations using cards from this unit, with random objects from around the room. As students moved from station to station, they measured their objects and recorded their answers. Students were allowed to work in teams of two or three. They measured the length, height, width of the spoons, forks, table, door, hallway and car.All of them were able to understand how to measure and about how long a foot and inch really are. They also developed the ability to make some estimates .This was a perfect and fun way to practise a very technically math related topic, by replacing theoretical learning with real life experience. It was a fun and engaging end to our chapter on measurement.

“The Lawrentians learn how to use a Dustbin!!”

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The people who collect garbage from door to door everyday had a smile on their face when the students of Grade 3 from St. Lawrence High School & Junior College visited them at Pandavleni Garbage Dumping Area along with Teachers and Parents to say “Thank You”. Greeting cards saying “You are the best”, “You keep the city clean” and “We are healthy because of you” were made by the students and presented to the Cleaners of Nasik. The School Management sent some eatables and softdrinks for the Ghanta Gadi Helpers with the students. The students communicated with each and every one of them and paid gratitude to them for the selfless task that they do. The children saw for the first time in their lives the amount of garbage collected and how those people are working to dispose it all off. They also saw the dumping area and determined to segregate the garbage at home. This activity helped the children to understand how every individual should be responsible about cleanliness in their own way.

“The Lawrentians show gratitude to our Policemen and women!!”

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Thank You is a very humble and respectworthy expression. We see a smile on a person's face when we thank them. However there are many times when we forget to use this golden phrase as much as it should be used. So every September In St Lawrence High School we have a tradition of thanking everyone a day at a time. This September the students of Grade 1,2 & 3 made a gratitude card for the police department. The wanted to say thank you to the police officers who serve our community, keep us safe, protect us, get up and show up each and every day, and do it all with complete sincerity.The students performed a skit in the Police station depicting how the Police force is being so kind and protective towards women and children. All the students gave them a beautiful card, prayed for each and every policeman's safety and wisdom and courage. The kids shook hands with all the Policemen and women in the police station. There was a smile on every policeman's face and they were overwhelmed by this gesture of the Management, teachers, students and parents.Taking this initiative of showing gratitude to our police heroes not only made the officers feel special but it also inspired our students to be hardworking and courageous like them.

“Learning From Authors Around The World!”

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We at St. Lawrence believe that author study is as important as studying the books written by the authors. By getting to know the author on a personal level the children can relate to his or her likes and dislikes and they can then enjoy the books on a deeper level.Sheldon Allan Silverstein known as Shel Silverstein is studied in St. Lawrence High school & Junior College in Grade 1 and children love his Illustrations and funny rhymes. The rhymes transport the children to a world of imagination where their creativity is channelized effectively. Every month they study different authors and apply their unique qualities of writing in their own stories. Some books by Shel Silverstein were briefly read to the kids and the author's picture was shown to them. By telling the students about Silverstein's journey we hope to inspire them to write and create. The dedication page was also discussed with the students. The teachers recited a poem called “My Beard" from the book and then the kids made the beard in their activity. It was fun for the girls and boys to wear the beard and roam around in the class.

“The Lawrentians Groove to the Garba!”

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A special assembly was held by the children of Grade 1,2 & 3 of St. Lawrence High School in which a Bengali dance was performed by the teachers. Students offered prayers and danced on a beautiful instrumental garba piece.
The entire school enthusiastically celebrated Navratri by dancing the garba .The students of all classes came dressed in traditional attire which made for a spectacular visual treat for everyone to see and cherish.
The positivity and energy exuberating out of the colourful costumes combined with the enthusiasm of dancing to the dandia folk songs made the entire day extremely festive and fruitful. The joy of the children knew no bounds when Sudarshan Bhaiya, our school choreographer, taught them the moves on every beat. In fact for some students it was definitely an experience of a lifetime. The icing on the cake for the children was when the office staff, teachers and parents joined in the festivities and played Garba with them. And once the photos began to be clicked then there was no end to getting those precious moments captured forever. The students went back thrilled to revel in the festive season at home too. We wish all our students and their loved ones a very Happy and Prosperous Festive Season !!!

“Lawrentians Shared Happiness !!”

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On the morning of 23rd September the students of Grade 3 of St. Lawrence High School And Junior College paid a visit to an orphanage along with their Sports Sir, three teachers and four helpers. Their motto was "What’s life without helping one another?" We at St. Lawrence believe that if we want to be happy then make others happy. Orphanages are an important institution of our society because they give hope to children who have no parents or guardians or family and they foster children and groom them so that they can survive in the world All the Lawrentian students, teachers and parents took clothes, toys, stationary and books to share with their friends from Amboli school. The students sang a mesmerizing welcome song and recited various poems and a rap song created by our own students to entertain those students. The children of the orphanage also welcomed our kids with beautiful songs. A girl named Chingi sang a song dedicated to mothers which left most of the students and the parents teary-eyed and touched. The Lawrentians taught them how to make Plant growing pens and basic English words. The atmosphere was full of laughter and fun as everyone warmed up to each other. The children interacted with each other, shared their experiences and spoke about their likes and dislikes. One of the students shared a story from Charlotte’s Web and said we can make a difference wherever we are right now. Thus we bid farewell to the children there on a very positive note.

“When the Lawrentians visited Space!!!”

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Children are always curious about the solar system and merely reading about it in a book is insufficient for our young learners. They have to feel like they have actually been to Space. A Field Trip to the Planetarium was arranged for the kids of St. Lawrence High School to experience and get the feel of space. Around 270 kids, 36 teachers and 12 parents took this fun journey to space. The children found it exciting to look at the earth from the outside, orbiting around the Sun. They understood why the earth appears majorly blue in colour and they also learned how it's the most "life-supporting" planet of all. They were awed to see the planets all lined up and moving with precision in their own orbits. They also learnt about how stars are actually much bigger than tiny twinkling dots in the sky. They are like big spheres of fire just like the sun. They learned about the atmosphere of the earth and how beyond all of it is Space. During the show the students were discussing about the solar system and they asked their doubts to the teachers. This field trip was almost like a classroom but on a gigantic level. The kids and parents were very happy and thanked the school for this experience.

“Hand made Toys Prepared by the tiny Lawrentians!”

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The white smoky line trailing behind a jet plane in the sky was a fantasy for us all when we were kids. However children today are very familiar with digital gadgets and appliances be it a mobile phone, the newest model of a car or be it the rockets soaring into space.The Grade 3 students of St. Lawrence High school made a proper plan with their Art teacher and created mobile toy rockets. They used waste boxes, colours, scissors, stars and small decorative objects to create the background.The kids learnt how to recycle the waste material creatively. They also developed a scientific method of working while putting together the toy mobile because this activity was nothing less than an experiment. In the process of making and testing the toys, the children understood what all can go wrong with the final product. With constant trials and errors they experimented and kept developing a better toy. This ability to realise and improvise is very crucial for students because in the long run it helps their problem solving skills. Above all the ownership of making their own toy and the satisfaction seen on their faces was a very fulfilling conclusion to this fun-filled activity.

“Significance Of our National Flower - Cause And Effect Learnt By Lawrentians...!”

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The Lotus is a flower which blooms and produces the seeds at the same time. This signifies the law of cause and effect which means that whatever good deeds you do immediately produce a good effect for you there and then. The lotus grows in dirty water or a muddy pond but it still blooms in all its glory. From this we learn that we should also remain pure and happy and strong no matter how muddy our circumstances are. These are the two most prominent qualities of our National flower. Therefore these two significant traits of the Lotus were explained very well to the Grade 1 students of St. Lawrence High School. They were taught how to imbibe values like resilience, strength and kindness.A real lotus flower and a huge artificial flower were shown to the kids. The kids learnt that though there are problems all around us we should overcome them and rise like the Lotus. The students of Grade 1 drew and decorated the flower with colourful collage material and promised to make each day colourful like the Lotus flower.

“The Lawrentians say “Thank You” To The Bus Staff And School Aunties!!”

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Bus uncles are the first smiling adults a child sees each morning and the last before they reach home. They look out for kids safety wherever they go. Every helper in the school right from the watchman uncle to the uncles who take care of the water taps and class clocks or the benches in the classroom, teaches the students something. The aunties run around to give the tiffin boxes on time, clean the classes and accompany the kids to the washroom. This month is the perfect time to show our gratitude to all of them. The teachers and students took some time to honor all our aunties and bus staff, who work so hard behind the scenes. This activity showed the children how to appreciate, love and respect everyone who cares for them and guided them on how to be a good human being. Teachers explained to the children how each one of our helpers starts working long before the students enter the school. All the signs and symbols, used by the bus staff, were taught to the children. A card was made by the students and presented to all the aunties and bus staff. A small card with their pictures were gifted by the kids. The students of grade 1, 2 & 3 sang ‘A Birthday Song’ for everyone. The Grade 3 students thanked all the staff in Hindi and said “You are also like our teachers, who teach us the day to day lessons which are not taught in books.” Seeing the smile on the face of the aunties and bus uncles gave a lot of happiness to the kids. Just a simple “thank you” can go a long way.

“Lawrentians celebrated their aunty's birthday with lots of gratitude.”

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The Lawrentians celebrated the birthdays of their helpers who they lovingly address as "aunty". This gesture was to express their deep gratitude to the aunties who are a crucial part of the staff of our school. Putting a smile on someone’s face is a very fulfilling feeling. The students of St. Lawrence High School from Grade 1, 2 &3 brought a smile on the aunties’ faces when they sang ‘A Birthday Song’ for them. The students made small birthday cards and wrote Love, Respect and Thank You on them. They personally thanked the aunties for their dedication towards keeping the school clean and for being there morning to evening. They clicked pictures of the aunties and gifted them the prints of the same. All the aunties were overwhelmed by this beautiful gesture of the kids and they blessed the kids for celebrating their birthday. They also said that nobody has celebrated their birthday till date be it their parents ,husbands or families. We all see these aunties working hard to maintain the school, sometimes even on holidays and festivals. They can even be credited for playing the role of a teacher because they teach the kids about cleanliness, hard work and simplicity. Dedicating this day for all of them was a big deal for each of them. It also taught the children how to appreciate everyone in their lives.

“Lawrentians of Grade I, II, III Rocking on the Founders Day.”

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A TRUE HUMAN BEING", are the words that come to mind when we think about Ms. Summan Datta, The Managing Trustee and Principal of St. Lawrence High School and Junior college. 1st September, her Birthday, is celebrated as Founder’s Day in our school every year. Every student is full of enthusiasm and there is glory all over the school. She loves children and so every year she plans and trains the teachers to adopt newer, child centered ways of teaching. For example this year she introduced 30 seconds of silence followed by Sanskrit prayers; teaching the students etiquettes in the cinema and in the escalator and also while sitting on bikes or four wheelers and many more things. These little things are never taught to kids on a daily basis and that's why our foresighted Founder wanted to sow the seeds of responsible citizenship in the lives of her children. The students of Grade 1,2& 3 wrote gratitude letters to their beloved Ma’am. They performed a dance and showed their love for her. Grade 3 met different people in the school and collected information about her achievements and did a small presentation. The students sang the Happy Birthday song with lots of zeal and enjoyed the cake in the school. Few students shared the lines said by Ma’am which touched them a lot :- “What is important is that does education push you to be a better person, does it teach you to respect your elders and value your juniors, does it prepare you to brave challenges and face obstacles with courage and hope, does it make you believe in your own potential? Think, that is just topping the school, college and being placed high in the corporate sector all that you want of your life? Yes, by all means want it, but more important is, stop to think of your parents and their love for you, wipe a tear off your friend’s face, encourage someone who is not as capable as you, share your goodies with people who are not so fortunate, listen to the kids' chatter and make them feel they matter, smile more and speak with respect, behave with others as you would want other to behave with you”. The kids cherish these lines and try to apply it in their day to day life. Thus by imbibing the spirit of our Founder we completed the celebration of this significant day.

“An Act of Kindness - Lawrentians visit Old Age Home”

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The Lawrentian family has vowed to live the motto 'celebrate with responsibility' each day. Every festival and celebration is hence accompanied with a social or environment friendly initiative. On the occasion of Founder's Day of the school, the students and teachers of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College came together in their desire to share their happiness with the lesser fortunate ones. They collected dry ration and the students themselves visited the Tribal School and Old Age Home.The students distributed the ration and spoke to the residents there. The residents of the old age home were extremely delighted with the students visit . The visit left a deep impact on the students. They realised how blessed and fortunate they are and that looking after those in need is the collective responsibility of all . They promised themselves that this would not be a one off visit ,rather they would talk to their friends and spare whatever they can and bring smiles to those lonely people as much as they can. We, at St. Lawrence believe that the most important lesson that we must impart to our students is the lesson of being humane. Instilling empathy among our students is our priority , for which we undertake various activities .

“Paper Bags Instill values At St. Lawrence High School!”

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School is a place where the Future Generation is fostered to become responsible citizens of the world. We at St. Lawrence High School take small but important steps to inculcate the importance of using paper bags in our day to day life. The students of Grade 3 did a survey for a week regarding which bags are used most by people and then they shared their observation with the teachers . The observations showed an increase in the use of paper bags almost everywhere. , from schools to malls, offices to grocery stores. The teachers explained to the students the advantages of using paper bags . Apart from being reusable, they are recyclable, biodegradable, environment friendly, inexpensive and practical to use. Paper bags are made from wood. Like newspapers, magazines or books, they can be recycled and produced into a new paper. Waste papers are biodegradable so they can easily decay and do not pile up on dump sites. In schools we have lots of paper which we reuse for making templates, teaching aids or decorating the corridors. This year the students of Grade 3 collected all the waste paper from the school and made beautiful paper bags. The kids were eager to take them home and show it to their parents. The kids promised to use the paper bags and be the change they want to see. The Teachers at St Lawrence try to instill in the students a sense of responsibility by making them understand the problem and by encouraging them not only to find solution but to pave the path for change beginning with themselves

“Lord Ganesha’s visit to St. Lawrence”

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The 5 day long visit of Lord Ganesha to St. Lawrence High School and Junior College was marked with energy, enthusiasm, positivity, pomp and fervor. The students and teachers of class 10 happily took on the responsibility of organizing the 5 day long Ganesh Puja. The idol was made out of Shadu Mati by the students themselves. The décor was done keeping in mind the motto of the school, ‘celebrate with responsibility’. Eco friendly and bio-degradable materials were utilized. The school campus reverberated with the Ganesh aarti every morning and evening. The students put up messages promoting eco-friendly celebrations of the festival in and around the school campus. The idol was immersed in the school in a tub and the clay will be utilized to plant a tree. The purpose of celebrating the festival in school is to promote religious tolerance and secularism among students and teachers. It is also to create in them a sense of respect for the environment and help them and their adopt eco friendly methods of celebration.

“Ganpati Making workshop at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College”

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We, at St. Lawrence believe that the well-being of our planet is our responsibility and hence we constantly aim to imbibe this sense of responsibility among our students. One of the activities undertaken for the students is the Ganpati Making Workshop. The students are taught how to fashion Ganesh Idol out of Shadu-Mati. The students then decorate the idol with non-toxic paints. This year almost 100 students of varying ages participated in this workshop. Along with conducting this workshop, awareness regarding the hazard of celebrating with Plaster of Paris idols is also spread among the students and parents through videos and reading of informative articles. At St Lawrence we constantly endorse the motto, ‘celebrate with responsibility’.

“Ganpati Bappa Is Back To St. Lawrence High School !!!!!!”

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It is always fun and fulfilling to introduce clay to children and watch its unique qualities contribute to their development in so many ways. Knowing how valuable clay is to the child's fine motor and creative growth, sensory development, self expression and problem solving skills we at St. Lawrence High School & Junior College make it a point to give lots of clay time to our students. Clay also has a uniquely therapeutic quality that settles and calms children easily because it retains their concentration for hours. They become aware that they are in charge and have influence over this medium as it is quick to respond to their fingers. Clay also allows a child to learn to repair mistakes and therefore not be afraid to make them. The kids are very happy when they work with clay because every child has his or her unique model. So it is with this very clay that the students began their Ganpati celebrations - dirty hands, smiling faces and a pure heart!! As soon as the children were given clay, they immediately began to mould and shape it. Beautiful, tiny and almost lifelike idols of Lord Ganesh were made by the kids. This activity served a dual purpose of celebrating the festival and of building the child's creativity.

“Young Scientists Fostered At St. Lawrence High School & Junior College!!!!”

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At the age of 6 when a child is curious about the things happening in his or her environment and has the big questions WHY and HOW, we at St.Lawrence make use of Science experiments to answer these questions. A thorough science education will definitely have a greater impact on the budding gen next scientists whom we aim to foster. The teachers use demonstrations in such a way that they invariably precipitate the question, “How did you do that?” There is evidence to show that students retain science concepts much longer when they are shown an engaging demonstration that provokes an inquisitive response and that challenges them to figure out why. These science demonstrations serve their intended purpose every time we do them with our children.Every week one experiment is done by every child according to the theme. This week the students learnt how Milk takes the colour of any substance that is mixed with it. Every child was excited to add a drop of soap to the tip of the cotton swab and experiment with placing the cotton swab at different places in the milk. They noticed that the colors in the milk continue to move even when the cotton swab is removed. Kids love to add different flavours to milk and drink everyday and now they also know why the milk changes its colour. The teachers were able to pique the students' natural curiosity and create a desire to want to learn more.

“The Spirit Of Patriotism Sown In The Heart Of Lawrentians!!!!!! ”

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We all remember our childhood days when Republic Day and Independence Day were celebrated with the same enthusiasm as festivals. A month in advance we would start preparing for national songs, make our own props for stage shows; little kids wore sarees or white churidar-kurtas to school, whereas we carried flags and pinned flag badges. The same spirit we conserve in the hearts of our little Lawrentians. The school took the students to meet the soldiers to make them realize the importance of Determination, Discipline and Devotion towards our motherland. The teachers told them stories about our freedom fighters that described the independence struggle of the nation. In the month of August the students of Grade 1 study the National Flag, animal, flower, game ,symbol in detail with the help of flash cards, videos and models of all the symbols. The Grade 2 students made a pigeon with its feathers coloured in tricolour and the Grade 3 students made the Map of India with many values written all over the map symbolising the constituents of the country. Our little ones enjoyed the celebration of Independence Day and determined to imbibe the very simple but very important values of respecting every individual around them, work for the happiness of oneself and others and appreciate everything we have. Thus we at St. Lawrence constantly endeavour to foster our students into conscientious citizens of tomorrow.

“The Lawrentian Raksha Bandhan with Soldiers! ”

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At St. Lawrence High School we have an approach and commitment to keep students rooted in their tradition and culture while they learn to adapt to the modern ways of teaching. A Rakhi making activity was organised for the Students of Grade-I, II, III. They made beautiful rakhis for their brothers and also for the Soldiers of our country. The children also made chocolates of different shapes in school to express gratitude to the soldiers. They even expressed their heartfelt feelings through some beautiful messages in the form of a write-up. The students of Grade 3 were accompanied by our Founder And Chairperson Mrs. Summan Datta to tie the rakhis to the soldiers. The students of Grade 1 also made badges of Indian flags which we carried with us. The girls put the tikkas to all the soldiers and tied rakhis, whereas the boys gave them the chocolates and presented the flags to the soldiers. They were very curious and happy to meet the Indian army. The soldiers were overwhelmed to see the children and their enthusiasm towards them. The soldiers greeted the children and gifted them with chocolates.The children understood the true meaning of determination from the soldiers. To be determined means you keep striving for your motherland in spite of the pain, sweat and tears. They also imbibed qualities of teamwork , understood the true value of our freedom, and learnt the importance embracing change and appreciating your life where you are now..

“A different language is a different vision of life for Lawrentians!”

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The curriculum at St. Lawrence High School develops the natural language skills of a child in a logical order which is listening, speaking, reading and then writing. When they reach Grade 1, 2 and 3 they start speaking well. The kids listen to a number of words and sentences throughout the day in school. Every activity that they undertake during the course of the day provides them an opportunity to learn more words and phrases. Thus, the children develop an ability to use basic English confidently. Children who possess better language and communication skills can succeed in everything they learn. Taking this into consideration we teach them vocabulary, speaking skills and elocution etiquette in the starting months of the year. A"Just A Minute Talk" contest was conducted in the last week of July for the students. Grade 1 kids were given some words to read in one minute. Grade 2 kids were supposed to speak for a minute on their favorite object (which they brought from home) and Grade 3 students were given the topics, "Why too much T.V. is bad for health" or "What animal would you be if you could be an animal for a day". This activity helped the children to organise, distribute and share their thoughts, suggestions, ideas and emotions. The Guest parents of every class were invited to school. The parents also took part in conducting the contest. They were very happy to see the little kids talking so confidently and fluently. The parents appreciated the school Management and teachers for this practical and modern way of teaching.

“Weights and scales at St Lawrence!”

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The youngest members of St. Lawrence were introduced to the concept of "how to weigh different objects". This was done with the help of a weighing scale and some weights. The students' ability to explore and weigh and compare objects was developed through this activity. The fact that they themselves were checking the weight of objects was a first for them and they took back a lot of knowledge from this activity. They also found the process relatable because they were weighing daily objects like their tiffin boxes and food items like rice, chapatti, dal, vegetables and fruits. The comparison of the weight of wheat, onion, potatoes, spices etc. helped the kids to learn thoroughly and also have fun. They learnt the mathematical unit of gram and kilogram and also concepts like weight, mass, heavy, light, more than and less than. They also solved problems and answered questions by using comparative knowledge which helped them to work on their articulation skills. The modern day digital weighing machines were shown to the students through an audio-visual clipping which was very informative. This ensured that their learning of weights was complete.

“Tree Plantation Drive of St. Lawrence High School.”

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Contributing towards conservation of environment is a cause which has always been taken up the Lawrentian family with much gusto and enthusiasm. As a tradition the students of class X plant trees every year. These trees are named after the students planting them and they pledge to look after them. The students of class X alongwith the Founder Principal Ms. Suman Datta planted sapling around the school campus. This year the students of class IX planted almost 1000 saplings at Devergaon with the help of the NGO Spandan-88. The students learnt how to plant and nurture the saplings to ensure they grow into big strong trees.

“THE LAWRENTIANS PAY A TRIBUTE TO E.B. WHITE.”

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The grade 3 students of St Lawrence High School and Junior College paid tribute to their favorite author E.B. White by celebrating his Birthday with vigour. Every grade 3 student gets totally engrossed in the world of Charlotte and her friends. They love the characters and the story. In Charlotte's Web, E.B. White discusses friendship, loyalty, farm life, and determination. The teachers work with the students to find examples of these themes, and even talk about examples from their own lives. The students are learning what is compassion, never to give up in life and the most important thing, to believe in yourself. The Lawrentian family adores the feelings of the kids and celebrated the birthday by bringing a cake designed like the cover page of the book and their fantastic lovable character - Charlotte. The kids wore the costume of their favorite character and enjoyed for the whole day. The teachers shared complete information of the author with the kids. The students are looking forward to watching the movie once the book is completed in the class.

“THE YOUNG LAWRENTIANS ON A BEAR HUNT! ”

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The Bear Hunt song was enacted by the students of Grade 2. A cave, river, bushy grass and jungle was made by the teachers to create a real experience for the kids. The children were working in groups while doing actions and making sounds of the natural breeze and water. The kids also learnt some new vocabulary because of the adventurous bear song. The students were squelched through mud and stumbled through forests all in one day. This song is about facing life’s obstacles, or the one thing at that moment that you don’t want to do. At every step through the jungle the kids have to overcome different obstacles they come across in order to continue their hunt. As the children encounter each obstacle, they describe it by using sensory descriptions such as; long, wavy grass, a deep, cold river, thick, oozy mud, a big, dark forest, a swirling, whirling snowstorm and a narrow, gloomy cave. By using a range of descriptive vocabulary, the children were able to imagine themselves on the hunt. It was a fantastic journey!

“IN TUNE WITH NATURE!!”

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In today's modern world the apartment life has taken over and we are going away from greenery. Add to this the life that is increasingly focused on smart phones, tablets and television and the outcome is children are missing out on connections to nature. At St. Lawrence High School we planned an activity where the kids will get the experience of sensing all these objects. The objective behind this activity was to bring the children in tune with nature. All natural resources are freely available. They enable children to learn using all their senses and to learn by doing. It fosters a respect and knowledge of our natural world. These resources are a fantastic way to learn about concepts in literacy and numeracy in a fun way. They develop children’s curiosity, creativity and exploration. The children were given the Sand and water table, so they understand that water is filtered from the sand. In the next station students enjoyed playing with mud, while in the next station they arranged stones, leaves, flowers in patterns. Water and dippers were arranged for kids to fill up the bucket and also natural chalk and charcoal were used to draw pictures. This activity succeeded in getting them closer to nature.

“Wash your hands before you eat, whether its an apple or meat!”

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In St. Lawrence High School students of Grade 1 loved cooking with the help of their teacher.Reading and understanding step-by-step directions, adding ingredients in sequence, and techniques such as folding and blending, are all important components for yielding the finished food product. Cooking is a science experiment. Too much salt, baking powder, not enough flour, or the wrong timing and you're likely to have a flop show. Cooking provides an opportunity for kids to get hands-on experience with basic science.Taking into consideration the importance of cooking the children were explained the rules of cooking such as, washing the hands, not wearing long sleeves while cooking, not going near the burning stove without the elders guidance, not touching the hot pot, not taking the knife in their hands and always being safe. The students were made familiar with the ingredients. They also were handling the utensils used for cooking. Potato Pennies were made by the children stepwise. Lemon , butter, potatoes and salt were mixed together. Children enjoyed the activity . After this activity every child and parent will agree that cooking is fun! Having fun with your child in the kitchen builds positive memories, good vibes, and good food. The child feels a sense of accomplishment on tasting the dish prepared. This activity is completely a win win..

“The Lawrentians go green!!”

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Van Mahotsava is an annual tree planting festival in the month of July. During this festival thousands of trees are planted all over India. , This practice was started in 1950 by K. M. Munshi, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Food at that time. It was started to create awareness in the mind of the people for the conservation of forests and planting of new trees. To inculcate the value of plants in our life , students of Grade 2 celebrated Van Mohatsav in St. Lawrence High School . The whole week teachers taught them about the plants and their importance. The students determined to plant trees in the school. As St.Lawrence is celebrating its silver jubilee year. The students and teachers planted 25 trees and determined to nurture them. The students were very happy to take the responsibiity of taking care of the plants. They also understood the importance of saving mother earth.

“The Little Lawrentians’ tribute to Eric Carle! ”

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The Lawrentians of Grade 1 love to colour. They learn the techniques of art through different authors. This month they are studying Eric Carle who is famous for his unconventional collage technique and his use of bright colours. When the students observe the beautiful illustrations in Eric Carle’s books, they realize how creatively even the simplest picture can be coloured. A horse can be pink, a tree can be blue and the sky can be green in the world of Eric Carle!! And that is exactly what our junior Lawrentians did. In this week’s activity they were given plain papers and they used bright colours to make abstract patterns on them. Then they stuck all those patterns collectively on one bigger image drawn on a chart paper. The final result was a beautiful amalgamation of each child’s unique handwork. This activity also helped the students to see the power of team work – when each individual unit comes together to make a beautiful whole! Thus this simple activity culminated into something extra-ordinary!

“When the little Lawrentians met the Cow! ”

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Milk, milk ,milk!!! The cow produces around 200,000 glasses of milk throughout its life time!!! How incredible!! In St.Lawrence High School the students of grade 1,2 &3 enjoyed their day with a real cow on campus. In their current theme "Milk Process", the students learn how milk reaches every household. They start right from the reading of cows to the harvesting techniques , storage and transportation of milk , lab testing to processing (fat separation), packaging and finally selling. This process is taught with the help of videos, flash cards and real products. A shed was created for the cow on campus. The students explained each step from what they had learnt. They were able to relate to the importance of milk because they were shown the source of milk. It was yet another example of how real experiences can be the best teachers for a student.

“International Yoga Day Celebrated at St. Lawrence ”

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The International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June by the students of St. Lawrence High School. Its main aim was to make the students aware of the treasure of yoga which is a heritage of our country. Today the whole world acknowledges the power of Yoga to transform the body and mind, physically, mentally and spiritually. The session started with 30 seconds of silence, a ritual that is followed at the beginning of every period. The significance of yoga exercises were then explained to the children. The students performed breathing exercises and different yogasanas and Suryanamaskar with the help of the teachers. Thus they were given a brief but important glimpse of the power of Yoga. The celebration helped the children understand the importance of yoga in today's day and age .

“Milk Day Celebration at St. Lawrence ”

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The students of class IV and V of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated Milk Day on 21st June 2017. I The students partook of a meal mainly comprising of various dairy products like milk, curd, paneer. Students and teachers discussed the many benefits of milk and milk products and brainstormed together to find ways to include these in their daily diet. The initiative was undertaken to help improve the dietary habits of the students and to inculcate a healthier lifestyle .

“Gratitude to the 10th Std. Teacher From Grade I, II, III ”

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Students of Grade 1, 2 and 3 made a tree symbol as a token of love for the Grade 10 teachers.It was a FANTABULOUS moment for the teachers to hear the comments of the 7 year kids. The children said we are very proud to have such intelligent teachers in our school.
They are very hardworking and take efforts for the students. Some students said that the teachers first study hard and then teach the children . One of the kids said because of the St.Lawrence teachers the children grow in their life. The teachers are very dedicated and caring.The teachers had no words to describe how overwhelmed they felt. Their happiness knew no bounds.

“ FATHERS - THE SUPERHEROS WHO DON'T WEAR CAPES ! ”

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Students of Grade 1,2,3 of St. Lawrence High School & Junior College honoured their father on Father's Day. They wrote a message for their fathers on cards made by them with a lot of love and affection . Grade 1 drew ice-cream cones and scoops with the words CARING, SMART, SILENT, LOVING, SWEET, GIVING written on them. Grade 2 students made a hand palm cutout as a symbol of love for their Dads. Grade 3 students made a Shirt template with a tie and lovely messages inside the shirt. The students carried their piece of work home with them to gift it to their fathers . The students, through this activity, expressed their love for their fathers and thanked them for all that their fathers had done for them .

“Imbibing the meaning of School symbol (School Bell) ”

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A jigsaw puzzle was made by the teachers of grade 3 and the students were challenged to solve it. It was a creation of the school symbol with the words Peace, Progress, Punctuality written on it. The importance of the school symbol and the school motto was explained to the children through this activity. The students decorated the school bell. The children imbibed the meaning of the school symbol and were curiously talking about how they will manifest it throughout the year.

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Our Under-19 Girls Netball team showed their prowess at the competition organized by the District Sports Office by securing the Runners-up position.

Another feather in the Lawrentian cap!

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Our students added another feather in the Lawrentian cap with their brilliant performance in the Inter-School Elocution Competition at Rangubai Junnare English Medium School. The students participated in both the junior as well as the senior group. In the senior group Mst. Om Khairnar won the 2nd prize. In the junior group, Miss Srushti Nikam bagged the 1st Prize. The junior group participants, Mst. Atharva Chitalkar and Miss Srushti Nikam also won the Rotating Trophy because of their fabulous performance. Mst. Deeptanshu Giri also participated in the senior group. The Lawrentian family is proud of the students and wishes them great success in their future endeavours.

Lawrentians Shine!

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Our students bagged the 2nd position in the District Level Inter-School Live G.K. Quiz Contest organised by Knowledge Hours. The 4 member team comprised of Mst. Divyansh Chandra, class IV, Mst. Avinash Bhadane, class V, Mst. Sankalp Joshi, class VI, Mst. Avishkar Ghodke, class VII. We congratulate the students on their excellent performance.

Netball Champs of St. Lawrence

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It was a proud moment for the Lawrentian Family when Master Prajjwal Chaudhari of class X of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College was selected as part of the Maharashtra Netball Team to play at the National Level. Miss Srushti Uphadae and Master Ahmed Malik of class VIII also did the school proud by getting selected for State level in the Under-14 Netball team. The school is proud of their achievements.

Yet another feather in the Lawrentian cap!

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The students of class VI and IX of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College appeared for the Homi Bhabha Science Research Exam. Out of the 32 students of class VI who appeared, 28 students cleared the exam and have been awarded certificates. 19 students of class IX appeared in this exam. 14 have been awarded certificates and 3 students, Mst. Om Khairnar, Mst. Dhananjay Deshmukh and Mst. Mohak Borole have qualified for the second level of the exam. We are proud of the work put in by our students and applaud the teachers who took painstaking efforts to train them.

Lawrentian Shines Once Again!!!!!!!!

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Our Taekwondo and Kickboxing champ, Mst. Hardik Kale brought laurels to the school with his achievements. Mst. Hardik, a student of class 12 of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College proved his prowess by qualifying to compete at the Divisional Level matches organised by the District Sports Office. The Lawrentian family wishes Hardik greater success in the future.

Netball Champions of St. Lawrence!

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Lawrentians have always proved their mettle in all fields and the students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College have made a place for themselves in the sports arena. The hardwork and efforts of the students paid off when the girls' as well as the boys' netball teams achieved the runners-up position in the under-14 and the under-17 categories of the matches organised by the District Sports Office. The teams have made the school proud with their excellent performance.

Lawrentians Bring Glory

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The swimming champions of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College brought glory to the school with their exceptional performance at the District Level Competition organized by the District Sports Association. Mst. Pranit Naik who participated in the Under-14 category, bagged the 1st position in 100 m and 200 m Butterfly Stroke and 2nd position in the 100 m Freestyle swimming category. Ms. Sayali Naik participated in the 100 m and 200 m Backstroke and 200 m IM swimming categories in the Under-19 age group. Sayali left all the competitors behind to emerge first in all 3 categories. Ms. Manasi Kshatriya secured the 1st position in 400 m IM and 100 m Backstroke categories in the Under-17 category and 2nd position in the 200 m Backstroke category. All three students have qualified for the Division Level Competition. The Lawrentian family is extremely proud of them and wishes them great success ahead.

Lawrentians Excel

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Our students excelled at the Nashik District Junior Athletic Meet 2017. The athletic meet was organized by Nashik District Athletic Association. Aftab Khan of class IX won the 3rd place in the under 16 category of Shot Put throw. The relay team comprising of Sahil Kathrotiya, class X, Rishikesh Bhujbal, class X, Prajjwal Chaudhari, class X and Manish Pardeshi, class IX won the 3 rd place in the Under-16 Medley Relay.

Meritorious Lawrentians

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The students of class 5 and 8 of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College performed notably well in the Maharashtra State Scholarship Examination 2016-2017. 3 students from class 5 and 8 students from class 8 secured Merit Rank in the examination. Mst. Soham Kulkarni of class 8 secured 36th Rank in Nashik District. The students, Aayush Vanmali, Pritam Jambulkar and Mandar Deshmukh of class 5 and Soham Kulkarni, Dhananjay Deshmukh, Atharva Dhumal, Mohak Borole, Akansha Wadekar, Deeptanshu Giri, Dhananjay Girase and Om Khairnar of class 8 have done the Lawrentian family proud with their hard work and effort.

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Lawrentians have always excelled at sports as well as academics. Master Subodh Deshmukh, a Lawrentian of class VI conquered the arena of music by winning the 3rd Prize in the Rising Star Competition - Solo Category. Master Herambh Kolaskar had also made it to the Finals in the Instrument Category. More than 700 participants took part in the competition. The Lawrentian family wishes great success to these budding artists.

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And yet again they have done us proud . The Lawrentian SSC batch of 2016-17 has excelled and our joy and pride knows no bounds ..... Love you our dearest students ..... you are the reason we continue to strive, you give meaning to our lives ..... Thank you our dear teachers , sincerely appreciate all your effort and hard work ..... Our dear parents , sincere gratitude ,this was only possible because of your support and dedication . A brilliant beginning to the 25 th year celebrations !!!!!!