VIDYAMANDIR @ ESTANCIA

The Capacity Building Programme in Art Integration organized by CBSE was conducted in our school on Saturday, 21st December 2019. The resource person for the day was Mrs. Maheshwari Natrajan.

MVM - MUN

A clean sweep at MVM MUN by VME students. The team size was 52 and the Awards won 22. Fantastic show of talent by our students.

ISA Award

 British Council offers the International School Award (ISA) as an accreditation framework for schools to record and evaluate their international work and embed it into the curriculum and whole school ethos.

 Vidya Mandir Estancia has been honoured with the prestigious International School Award (ISA) 2019-22. The Award was presented to Mrs. Maheshwari Natarjan, Principal Vidya Mandir Estancia by Ms Janaka Pushpanathan, the  Director, British Council at Hotel Taj Coromandel, Chennai on 29 November. The School has been recognised for outstanding development in organizing activities with an International dimension throughout the academic session of 2018 -19.

This feat has been accomplished with the hard work of students and faculty who participated in different collaborative activities in various disciplines of Science, History, Art, Music etc. Students participated in interactive Chat sessions with learners from countries like UK, Afghanistan, Nepal and other partnering countries to foster mutual understanding and respect.

Constitution Day Celebrations

The Chief Education Officer- Kancheepuram, Shri. J Angelo Irudhayasamy visited our school on Tuesday,26 November 2019 and participated in the Constitution Day celebrations. He addressed the students, motivating them to strive for the best and to become worthy citizens of this great nation.

Workshop on Reading Skills

A workshop for the English Teachers on Reading Skills was conducted by Educational Initiatives on 23 November 2019 in the school premises.The focus of the workshop was to equip the teachers to adopt various reading strategies and skills to enhance reading in learners across all levels.

Sanskrit Bharathi, Chennai conducted Balotsava - Inter School Cultural competitions on 17th of August 2019 at SRDF Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chrompet. Students from class 6 - 12 participated in various events and won prizes

Inspire Internship Science Camp

Two of our students B.Ruban Kumar and K.A. Bhavana of Class 11 participated in the Inspire Internship Science Camp sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology. It was conducted at Chennai Institute of Technology, Kundrathur from 11 to 15 November 2019.

ASSET winter programme 2019, a two week residential programme is introduced first time ever in India. The following students are invited to participate in the programme. The selection is based on their performance in Asset talent search 2018.

நெகிழி மாசில்லாத் தமிழ்நாடு இயக்கம்

தமிழக அரசின் சிறப்பான செயல்பாடுகளுள் ஒன்றான பள்ளி மாணவர்களுக்கு 'நெகிழி மாசில்லாத் தமிழ்நாடுஇயக்கம்' குறித்து விழிப்புணர்வு ஏற்படுத்தும் வகையில் உறுதி மொழி ஏற்பு குழந்தைகள் தினமான 14.11.19 அன்று காலை நிகழ்த்தப்பட்டது.

வித்யா மந்திர் எஸ்டான்சியா பள்ளி மாணவ மாணவியர்,ஆசிரியர்கள் மற்றும் இதர பணியாளர்களும் இந்த உறுதிமொழி ஏற்பில் பங்கேற்றனர்.

அச்சமயம் அன்றாட நிகழ்வுகளில் நெகிழிப் பயன்பாட்டை முற்றிலும் தவிர்க்க முழு முயற்சி மேற்கொள்ளப்படும் எனவும் ஏற்கெனவே பயன்படுத்திய நெகிழிகளின் கழிவுகளை நன்முறையில் மறுசுழற்சி செய்யவும் உளமார முயற்சிப்போம் எனவும் உறுதிமொழி எடுத்துக் கொள்ளப்பட்டது.

மேலும் அரசின் முயற்சியான 'நெகிழி மாசில்லாத் தமிழ்நாடு இயக்கத்தில்' சேர்ந்து நெகிழி ஒழிப்பில் முழுவீச்சில் செயல்பட்டு ஒத்துழைத்து நாட்டைக் காப்போம்; உலகை வெப்பமயமாதலில் இருந்து காக்க மாணவர்களாகிய நாங்கள் எங்கள் முழு ஒத்துழைப்பையும் தருவோம் எனவும் உறுதியேற்றனர்.

Interact Club Symposium

The stupendous success of the Interactors of VME in all the events @ the Symposium held by Sri Sankara Senior secondary school, Adyar

LIBRARY WEEK CELEBRATION

Library Week was celebrated from 21st October 2019 to 25th October 2019. Various Competitions were conducted for students of all classes. The winners received their prizes sponsored by the PTA on 14th November 2019 on the occasion of Children's Day.

Recitation and Elocution Competition


The Annual Recitation and Elocution Competition were held on 11 November 2019. Classes 6 to 10 participated in recitation held in English, Tamil, Hindi and Sanskrit. Students of Classes 11 and 12 participated in Elocution in English. The completions brought to fore their fine Oratorical Skills.

Staff Excursion

A memorable trip was organised to Erumbuli - Gramathil Oru Naal for the teachers on 9/11/19.The village country farm tour took them all the way deep into the rich culture of Tamil Nadu. They played traditional games like Vazhukumaram, Uri Adithal, Undikol, Sagathi, Bambaram, Tug Of War, Kabadi etc and witnessed the natural beauty. They relished the Mud Bath followed by Pump Set Bath and also learnt the art of pot making. It was an enjoyable and unforgettable trip for them. They took back refreshing and unforgettable memories to last a life time.

Gita Chanting Competition

Chinmaya Mission conducted Bhagavad Gita Chanting competition 2019 for the classes K.G to class 8 in our school premises on Friday, 11th October 2019. Nearly eighty students participated in the preliminary level. Nearly forty students won various prizes. Among those students, eight got first prize and are qualified for finals which is an Inter school level competition to be held on 23rd December 2019 in Chinmaya Mission- Chennai.

Seed a Plant activity by KG:

'Seed a Plant' activity was conducted on 25th of October 2019 in a little garden. The children happily sowed the Fenugreek seeds in the coconut shells. It was kept in a sunny place and was watered regularly. Kids loved to check the garden everyday to watch the seeds grow into baby plant. After 5 days they all went back to home happily with their baby plants. It was a great way to inculcate their interest in planting.

Vidya Mandir Estancia was awarded for its "Excellence in Modern Pedagogy Adoption" at the Eldrok India K-!2 Summit held at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. The Principal received the award on behalf of the school.

The students of the Psychology department took part in "Pragya", an Interschool Psychology Dept Competition conducted by Chettinad Vidhyashram School, Adyar. They won the Third place in the Quiz .

Book Fair Inauguration @ High School
Book Fair Inauguration @ Primary School

With dolls, sundals and songs in the air, Golu was celebrated with our tiny tots. 'Farm house animals' arrangement was also an additional attraction in the golu.

INTER SCHOOL COMPETITION

Interschool competition was conducted by Sri Ma Vidyalaya on the 7th and 8th of September. Students from classes 1 to 5 participated in various events and won many prizes

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

International Literacy day is celebrated annually on 8th September. Its aim is to eradicate illiteracy, and highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Our school celebrates Reading Week from 9th to 15th September 2019 in order to promote reading skills among students of all classes

HAND WASH DAY

Hand wash awareness was created by the children during the assembly by demonstrating the hand wash process. 

JAL SAKTHI ABHIYAN.
Jal Sakthi Abhiyan was celebrated by conducting a Special Assembly to highlight the objectives of Jal Sakthi Abhiyan which focuses on five aspects - water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, watershed development, and intensive afforestation.

Teachers' Day

Teachers' Day was celebrated in Primary with speeches from students, which talked about the importance of teachers in our life and the role the teacher plays in molding the future of the students. A mesmerizing "Puppet Show" was organized by teachers of kindergarten on the occasion of Teacher's Day. The students of KG and Primary watched and enjoyed the show. There were also friendly volley ball and throw ball matches between the teachers and the students and the teachers team won in both the matches.

EXCURSIONS - PRIMARY SCHOOL (17th August 2019)
The primary students were elated and on cloud nine on a cloudy day of their excursion and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. They returned with everlasting memories of the fun bonding experience of a new environment and enjoyed a day away from the classroom with their friends and teachers.

CAREER GUIDANCE CELL

Career guidance cell was inaugurated on 15th August 2019, after flag hoisting. The traditional lamp was lit by the Principal, Vice-Principals and student council. The room was then thrown open to students of classes XI & XII, teachers and visitors. This cell has been established in the school for helping students of higher classes to identify their strong areas, so that they are able to choose a course that would satisfy their aptitude and attitude. This room has books, journals and other career counseling related materials which they can browse and utilize. Along with the materials a guide teacher will also be available. The room will remain open daily from 3:30 to 4:00 PM.

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE CAMP 
(SISC)– 2019

The International Science Camp 2019 was held at the National University, Singapore from 16th July to 21st july-2019. The aim of the SISC is to encourage students to discover the scientific talent in them. It was a 5 days camp dealing with various fields of science. Around 80 students from leading school across Asia namely China, Philippines, India and Sri Lanka participated. 7 of our students accompanied by one teacher participated in the camp.The students had lot of scientific and technological exposure during the camp. Many of them won prizes in the events that were conducted during the camp.

VEGGIES DAY

The KG celebrated the Independence day by conducting a vegetable show, with the main highlight of a tricolour bird. This event brought out the patriotism among the students.

Independence Day Celebration
The Independence Day was celebrated with great patriotism and colourful performance. Sweets were distributed to the students. The students expressed their patriotism with speeches, patriotic song and dance. They also dressed themselves as freedom fighters and enlightened us their importance. Students also enlightened all about the importance of Independence through their speeches.

Indian Languages Lab Inauguration

Vidya Mandir Estancia opened its Indian Languages Lab in the High School Campus on 31st July. 2019.
The Principal Mrs.Maheshwari Natarajan and the Vice Principal Mrs.Sankari Ravi inaugurated the lab by lightning the lighting kuthuvilakku. Tamil and Sanskrit slokas were recited by the class 9 students 

Special thanks to Vidya Ganapathy and Bala Ganapathy.

Interact Club Induction 2019-2020




The installation of the Interact Club was held on the 10th of July 2019 and the baton of responsibility was handed over to the new office bearers in the presence of Rotarians Mr.Balaji Chinni and Mr.Deepak Chander.
  
S.V Akshaya of class 11 was inducted as the President of the Interact Club for the year 2019-2020.

Clubs Inauguration




Inauguration of clubs for the academic year 2019-2020 was held on the 22nd of June 2019 with the lighting of Kuthuvilakku by our Principal.  
The Presidents and Secretaries of the clubs received their badges that day.

International Yoga Day




International Yoga Day is celebrated on the 21st of June every year.  Students from both the High School block and the Primary Block performed various aasanas and also demonstrated Surya Namaskar.



      

INVESTITURE CEREMONY

The following students form the Student Council 2019 - 2020.
School Pupil Leader TEJAS MANOJ THARIYAN - 11B,
Sports-Captain ROSHAN CHANDAR M - 11A,
Cultural Secretary AVINASH S.KASHYAP - 11B,
Editor - Vidya Pratidhwani SREEPRIYA R - 11B,
KAILASH House-Captain PREETHI S.E - 11A,
KANCHENJUNGA House-Captain SUJITHA K - 11A,
NANGAPARBAT House-Captain SAMYUKTHA R - 11B,
NILKANT House-Captain HARINI L - 11B.

PONGAL CELEBRATIONS

The Primary school wore a festive look as Pongal-the harvest festival was celebrated with great fervour. The students attired in bright and colourful traditional costumes reigned in a bountiful and blissful month of 'Thai'.Evoking the blessings of the Sun God , the celebration commenced with the Lighting of the lamp by the Principal.The students entertained the audience with folk music and dance, setting the mood of joy and celebrations.

Pavai Vizha
Vedha Bharathi trust conducted Pavai Vizha. The recitation and singing on Thiruppavai and Thiruvembavai was held,Students from KG to 11 participated. Madhusandhana of class 2 bagged 1st prize, Shreenivedita of class 8 won 2nd prize, Vyasa Achar of class 4 won 3rd prize, Bargavi of class 8 won 3rd prize, Sindhimathini of class 4, Rithuvarshini of class 8 and Sanjay of class 6 got 
consolation prize. Shreenivedita of class 8 - got a special mention on Special Recitation.

Library Week Celebration
​The Library week celebration in VME is an effort to promote the reading habit among the students. Various interesting activities like Colouring, Word search, Identify Characters, Story writing, Quiz in stories,Value Based Story, Book Review, Write A Story Using The Hints, Answer The Questions , Creating Book Marks, Essay on how to write a Sequel, Essays on why should a book be banned were some of the topics. The winners are
Daksika.G - 1D,Pragati.D - 2B, Sai Saathvika.R.K - 3B, Mahadeeya Fatima M - 4A,Shivani B - 5A,M Ramya - 6C, Koushiic Padmanabhan - 7A,Haresh M - 8C, Biancaa R - 9A, Keerthana Kumar -10B,R Sreepriya - 11B and Rithikha V - 12C.

Avvai Vizha Competition

Vedabharati organised AVVAI VIZHA 2018 at Sri Sankara Matriculation Higher Secondary School, East Tambaram. As a part of that recitation and elocution competitions were conducted in Tamil. Students from classes 3 to 8 participated. Saipranesh of 3A, Srivarsha of 4A,Avantika of 5B,Saisatvika of 3B,Sanjith of 6A, Bhargavi of 7A, Mukul Dhaswanth of 8A,Mithun of 7A won prizes.

Youth Welfare Club

Pictures showing the Youth club in action collecting relief goods for the victim of Kerala floods 2018.