Convocation - is a time to celebrate new beginnings and say goodbye to everything that has given you a reason to smile. It is warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future”.
Kindergarten convocation is an exciting milestone for pre-primary children as it’s their first step towards a future full of hopes and possibilities. It marks a new beginning that adds new dimensions to their school life and the journey they begin towards knowledge and education.
To celebrate progression and development, Blooming Buds of RFS SURAT celebrated convocation and Annual award ceremony with a lot of stage activities portraying yearlong learning of our Blooming Buds. To bless students and encourage them to be great learners, Ms.Amitta Engineer- academic Counsellor of White Lotus International School, Mrs. Nisha Desai- Director of Little Millenium Pre school, Mrs.Monika Sharma- Principal of Nandurbar school along with our Principal Dr.S.Antonyraj and the Leadership team of RFS graced the occasion with their presence.
The programme began with the traditional lighting of Lamp along with a pious candle Dance and a graceful Invocation dance followed by the welcome address presented by the blooming buds of LKG and UKG. The KG students left everyone in the Auditorium spell bound with their confident smile and synchronization.
Then came the most important part of the celebrations i.e. the Declaration of Annual Excellency Awards followed by a Thematic dance performance. Then it was time to welcome the stars of the day on the stage for their KG convocation. Their smiling faces were welcomed by rapturous applause from the audience as they received scrolls of merit on the dais. It was indeed a joyous and memorable day for the little ones as they took an Oath administered by the Co-ordinator Mrs. Nisha Chawla and received their Convocation certificates from our dignitaries.
The day was made by the address of Our Principal to the Parents explaining the importance of Transitional milestone in the educational journey of their child. Also talking to them about the different styles of Parenting. Our Guests also showered their words of wisdom on our Dear Parents.
It was indeed a joyous and memorable day for all the Parents, students and Teachers of Blooming Buds.
The year of compassion and collaboration culminated with the Annual Award and Thanks Giving Day.
Awards and accolades influence students to realise their true potential and get ready to face the outer world. With this in mind, the school held its Annual Award Ceremony and Thanks Giving Day on 17th February for Classes VI to VIII. The day celebrated and honoured the students who excelled both in scholastic and co-scholastic domains during the academic session 2022-23.
The Best Orator, Best Writer, Best Reader, Best Actor, Best Artist, Best Dancer, Best Singer, Best Athlete, Best Sportsperson, Best Volunteer, Best Computer Wizard, Best All-rounder Award, Creativity Award, Punctuality Award, Best Class Leaders and Best-Spoken English Leaders were recognized. Sports Stars who brought laurels to the school in CBSE games were also acknowledged. Trophies and certificates were conferred upon the winners.
Talentia winners were awarded with certificate of merit. The students who displayed extra-ordinary commitment, conviction and consistency towards school activities representing various committees were also recognized with certificates of appreciation. The Student Council was honoured for their distinguished contribution and collaborative spirit.
Highlights of the event was a special video- ‘Down the memory lane’ which showcased the glimpses of events in Middle School 2022-23 and a special dance presented to celebrate the accomplishment of the winners.
The Principal congratulated the winners and motivated the students to uphold the values of Reliance Foundation School in all walks of life and shared valuable tips to effectuate their Annual Examination preparation.
To exalt the spirit of inspiration and aspiration, Reliance Foundation School, Surat organized a blessing ceremony for class XII on 11th February, 2023 in the school. The auditorium was decorated with colorful balloons and vibrant coloured buntings. The programme started with the formal welcome of the Leadership team, teachers and students of class XII. The atmosphere was overwhelmed with nostalgic feelings with a special video that captured every moment of their learning in school. The principal Dr S Antonyraj in his address to the students wished them good luck for their coming board exam and urged them to strive towards the goal with determination and passion. He also shared valuable tips on how to prepare for the board exams and apprised them with dos and don’ts of the board exams. Special awards were given to the meritorious and the outstanding students. The mementos for best wishes were given to the students of class XII and programme ended with vote of thanks and nostalgic and happy note as the twelfth graders remembered their school days with a lot of fondness and gratitude.
It is said “A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence.” Awards Day is a vital aspect of our school that not only recognize and reward student achievements but also promote healthy competition, encourage participation in school activities, and build a positive school culture. They provide an opportunity to celebrate the hard work, dedication, and achievements of our students and inspire them to continue striving for success.
Reliance Foundation School, Surat held its annual awards day celebration to recognize the extraordinary achievements of our students. The annual awards day celebration was a resounding success, providing a well-deserved recognition to our students for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. The ceremony began with a welcome address. Thereafter the awards were presented, with various categories such as academic excellence, leadership, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
Each award winner was called on the stage and presented with a certificate or trophy, and their achievements are recognized and celebrated by the audience.
The award ceremony was held amidst much joy, cheer and applause as the beaming students received their merit certificates and scholar badges. The principal Dr S Antonyraj in his insightful speech congratulated the students and appreciated for their diligence, dedication, and determination. He also shared his valuable guidelines on effectuating theS preparation of Annual Examination.
Theme : International Year of Millets and Vasant Panchami
The morning sets the day and the assembly paves the way for our students to rejuvenate their spirits, remain rooted to the moral values and unleash their vitality.
The well planned assembly was conducted focusing on Vasant Panchami and International Year of Millets. The students were given the platform to display their talent and present themselves as individuals. Guided by their mentors, the assembly included shloka chanting short skit, presentations and slogan display
A thoughtful presentation of Vasant Panchami was exhibited by the students. The spring of joy took over when students displayed their talent through shloka Chanting, a classical dance performance on Saraswati Vandana and an informative pep talk
Rest of the general assembly was dedicated to sensitize the students on the theme ‘International Year of Millets’.
With the aim to create awareness and increase consumption of millets, United Nations, at the behest of the Government of India, declared 2023 the International Year Millets.
The young and dynamic students of primary section presented a dance drama that focused on different millets grown all over India and Gujarat in particular. The highlight of the programme was the description of different millets and its nutritional value. A brief introduction about the ‘The Millet Man” Dr Kadar Valli was also shared in the assembly.
As proposed by India, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has declared 2023 as International Year of Millets (IYM). Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to make IYM 2023 a ‘People’s Movement’ and also to position India as the ‘Global Hub for Millets’.
India's 74th Republic Day was enthusiastically observed by our school. The kids were proud to extol the virtues of togetherness and to celebrate it. At 8:00 am, the show kicked off. Welcomed to participate in the celebration were the principal, staff, and students.
Dr. S Antonyraj the principal of RFS Surat (English Medium) was presided to the flag hoisting ceremony by our school band team. The students saluted the National flag and pledged to up hold the honour and integrity.
Our school choir's patriotic hymn caused the auditorium to vibrate with enthusiasm. Through his address, the Principal enlivened the audience with his fervor and love for the country.
The young and dynamic students of primary section presented a dance drama that focused on the ‘International Year of Millets’ at RIL Plant, Hazira . They depicted through their reverberating dance different millets grown all over India and Gujarat in particular. The highlight of the programme was the description of different millets and its nutritional value. A brief introduction about the ‘The Millet Man” Dr Kadar Valli was also shared in the assembly.
The students dispersed with the image of the fluttering tricolor in their mind and heart. May we continue celebrating this day forever!
An avenue to explore, express and evolve
‘Children thrive most when their diverse abilities are celebrated in a comprehensive curriculum, not just a tiny subset of them.’
Every artist starts out as a beginner. Your ability to thrive at a task better than someone else is referred to as talent. You most surely have the talent for anything if you are naturally adept at it. One such occasion is Talentia, when students can showcase their abilities in any area and gain confidence. A talent-filled festival for middle school students was organised by Reliance Foundation School, Surat, in light of this.
Explore, Express, and Evolve served as the event's guiding principles.
Twenty-two events were designed based on the Multiple Intelligence theory. The events were spread out under seven domains:-Dance-a-Palooza, Musical Symphony, Linguistic League, Theatrical Charades, Technovation, Art Buzz and Synergy Spectrum.
As pupils arrived at school, they were buzzing with anticipation to show off their skills in front of their peers, teachers, and judges. The school's auditorium was festively decked with vibrant banners and posters. The event was officially inaugurated by honourable Principal Dr.S.Antonyraj by unveiling a remote operated curtain. A drone showering flowers over the stage and the students was a sight to behold. The judges, who were distinguished alumni of the institution who had achieved great success, were the main attraction of the event.
The charge of the whole event was taken up the dynamic student council Team lead by the Prefect Girl- Manya Kapadia and Perfect Boy- Farhan Gandhi.
Students excitedly took part in various events and displayed their talent. These activities not only cultivated students' inherent qualities but also helped them overcome their stage fright, which aided in the personality development process.
The Reliance Foundation School (EM) Surat organized a one day field trip to the Science Centre,Surat.The trip was organized for the students of class 5 . Students along with teachers with great enthusiasm set out for the trip at 9 a.m in the morning.The joy of going out with their friends after a span of two years was clearly visible on every students’ face and they were immensely excited.
In Science Centre, students first went to the first floor to spectate the planetarium. The planetarium is dome shaped with advanced high resolution projectors. Students witnessed the dazzling show of the astronomy secrets and the splendour of the solar system. It was an unforgetful experience for them. Later the students explored the Fun Science section of the Science Centre which exhibited the science principles with a lot of fun. Students operated them and learned the principles with hands on experience. They explored the Art Gallery and enjoyed watching the artists and their arts. Students also watched the diamond gallery, where they able to see how diamonds were mined and crafted. The visit thus turned out to be successful by fulfilling its aim of imparting scientific knowledge in an interesting way to the students which will remain fresh in their memories for long.
In the pleasant chill of January, when the sun enters Capricorn, a kite making activity was organised for the middle schoolers to welcome Uttrayan - a festival dedicated to the Sun God, heralds the commencement of spring. Students assembled in the school ground in groups for the activity.
The Kite Making activity evoked enthusiasm in students as they made their own kites with messages. Some wrote a note in the memory of their loved ones while others wrote messages of conservation and their 2023 resolutions.
The fun and frolic of creating beautiful kites on their own was a sight to cherish.
The Reliance Foundation School (EM) Surat conducted a field trip to Science Centre ,Surat. The trip was organised for class 4 students .
Students explored to spectatate and understand Art galary , Fun Science and Planetarium in the Science Centre.
The main objective of this educational field trip was to help the students learn through exploring and observing. The trip was very educative and informative.
Students of Class VII were taken to Akshaya Patra Foundation that strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Programme. It provides nutritious meals to children studying in Government schools and Government-aided schools.
The objective of the field trip was to enhance the feeling of community welfare among students. The students were briefed about the aim and history of the foundation and the functions of various departments. They observed the functioning of kitchen, washing of cooking appliances, selection of raw material packaging and distribution of food. After the visit, they headed towards one of the municipal schools in the city to observe how the Mid-day Meals were distributed to the students. Our students presented a cultural programme for the students and offered them biscuit packets as a token of love. They students not only learnt about the functions of Akshaya Patra but also developed a sense of service to the society.
An industrial Visit to Dhanurdhar Processor Private Limited at Jolva in Palsana was organised on 30-12-2022 (Friday). The aim of the visit was to provide students an opportunity to experience the working environment of an industry. The students had prepared a questionnaire to collect data for their project report which gave them insight about an industrial system, its operation and the challenges. The visit was an enriching experience for students as they saw theoretical concepts in practicality.
To give first hand learning experience for our Class VI students on the importance of historical places in Surat, a visit was organised to the Surat Fort and Castle on 29-12-2022 (Thursday). The students explored the artifacts in the museum, the architecture and history of the site. This practical exposure helped the students broaden the level of understanding of historical places and sensitised them towards the need to preserve and conserve historical sites.
The ISRO space technology exhibition was held on December 24 and 25 in conjunction with the SVNIT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CONVENTION. A field trip to SVNIT had been planned by the school for the students in grades 9 and 11. Making the pupils aware of how spacecraft operate was the trip's main goal. A variety of schools visited the exhibition, which was open to everyone. All the students gained extensive knowledge about Indian satellites and launch systems. There was also a display of some incredible experiments and working models. The children had a wonderful opportunity to observe the satellites' construction and learn about their function in space.
Tie and dye, a traditional design that is fancied by generations of all times was experimented by the students of class VIII. They had an immersive hands-on session on Tie and Dye technique. The objective of this art integrated activity was to provide exposure to students to express design ideas with colours. Students explored the traditional as well as modern techniques to make beautiful patterns on handkerchiefs, T-shirts and cotton cloth. They created beautiful and vibrant patterns using tie and dye techniques like traditional chick pea, spirals, bulls’ eye, folds, crumble, stripes etc… The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity, demonstrated their creativity through the myriad hues of colours and had a sense of accomplishment on their self-made designs.
The aim of the art integrated learning was to introduce students to basic life skills in the form of fireless cooking and to sensitise them the rich cuisine of India. The students of class VII prepared a variety of regional dishes, exhibited them in the class and explained its origin. Through this activity, the students were able to develop culinary skills and appreciate the rich food culture of India.
To hone the dancing skills of the students, an Inter-House Solo Dance Competition was organised for Classes VI-VIII with the theme ‘Move to Groove'. True to the theme, the vivacious dancers set the floor on fire with passion. Four participants from each house performed with great zest and excitement. The participants dressed in colourful costumes, twirled around and set the stage on fire with their thrilling performance.
The first position was bagged by Vedanshi Gandhi (House) who portrayed patriotism through her inspiring performance.
The second place was secured by Swara Kapadia (House) who grooved with confidence throughout her dance performance and enthralled the audience.
The third place was shared by two students Jetva (House) & (House) who stole the hearts of the audience with their grace & elegance.
Every year, the student council participates in the Joy of Giving Week with great enthusiasm, demonstrating the empathy and generosity of the students, instructors, and parents. This presents us with the chance to spread kindness through our deeds and words to others who are less fortunate.
The school took charge this year as well, collecting old newspapers from all classes from November 14 to November 19. Donations in kind were made to an old age home and a girl's orphanage with the money raised from selling the old newspapers. Students at all levels were affected by the entire experience, which helped them understand and internalise the concept of compassion and kindness.
Talent Hunt is an event, which gives a platform to students to represent their talents in any field. It not only helps the participating students show their abilities but also motivates other students to come up front and show their hidden potential.
A Talentia Carnival was organized by Upper Primary Section on 18th of October 2022-23 at school level to encourage the children to come forward and show their talents. All the students of Upper Primary section participated in the talent hunt competition.
The main reason behind organizing these competitions is to nurture the intrinsic qualities of students and remove the fear of stage among students, which helps in personality development too.
Students exhibited their talent in various Active and Passive activities.
We composed the day in a very meaningful way…. Started by a parade to give a thundering welcome to our dignitaries that was the main highlight of the events.
All these co-curricular activities organized in school will definitely help the children groom their personalities.
Climate Action Project aims to empower the new generation of educators and students with engaging activities that do justice to climate change.
The Climate Action Project creates space for classrooms of educators and students to create that change. During the free, six-week project, classrooms collaborate with students across the world to create solutions and move their ideas into action. The project is open-ended, encourages cross-country collaboration, and is focused on solutions.
On October 17, 2022, the Middle School students of RFS Surat held the first-ever virtual foreign exchange meet after taking on this initiative with passion. Schools from the Philippines, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and various states of India virtually connected and addressed the potential risk posed by climate change as well as ways to counteract it. Their views, their voices, their actions--youth of today proves to be the biggest hope for the future.
The Value of love is the 7th value to be instilled in the seventh month of the academic session 2022-23. The Student Council, in conjunction with the Eco Club, Debate Club, and Wellness Club, planned a general assembly. The main themes focused were love of oneself, love of others, and love of nature. The theme was expertly portrayed with a monologue and a fashion parade that showed the pitiful condition of our mother planet as a result of our carelessness. Additionally, it served as a rallying cry for everyone to unite in defense of humanity's and the environment's fundamental rights.
Intramural sports activities is a great way to keep students physically and mentally active. It allows students to display their skills in various physical education activities.
The following events were organised for Class VI to VIII:-
Class VI - Carrom Tournament
Class VII - Chess Tournament
Class VIII - 3×3 Basketball Tournament
Participants in the individual events gave their best shot to win points for their respective houses.
The team events instilled teamwork and comradery among the members of each house during the selection process.
We are excited to publish our monthly creative endeavour e-Newsletter, "Retrospectus - July/August." With a sneak peak into the events of the previous two months, we strive to offer a captivating reading experience. Independence Week celebration, investiture ceremony, Model United Nation classroom activities, and significant accomplishments were the month's main highlights.
‘Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.’
4 Teachers from the Fine Arts Department of RFS Surat attended the training programme on “Art Integration” conducted by the CBSE CEO and hosted by P. P. Savani International School, Kamrej.
The aim of the workshop was to help fine arts educators to complement the core teaching curriculum by infusing and applying art for deeper understanding of concepts.
Attendees: Ms. Sajnee Kapadia (Dance Teacher) Mr.Nilesh Pandya (Music Teacher) Mr.Jagdish Solanki (Art Teacher) Mr. Virochan Vyas (Art Teacher)
Resource Person: Ms Michelle G (Principal) & Ms Surekha Saini (Principal)
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Four teachers of Reliance Foundation School English medium Surat, attended Capacity building programme organised by CBSE on the topic:-'Happy teachers create happy classrooms' hosted by in SVSD Day boarding school., Valsad, Gujarat.
It was one day workshop where more than 100 teachers participated from various schools across Gujarat.
Mrs Shalini ( PRT English), Mrs Pinkal ( PRT English ), Mrs Rucha Muley (TGT Science) and Mrs Nisha (TGT Social Science) attended the workshop from RFS Surat.
The session highlighted the importance of EQ ( Emotional Quotient) in a classroom setup and discussed different ways to utilise emotions and apply them to tasks involving critical thinking and problem solving.
The gist of the whole workshop was - A good teacher needs a good EQ than IQ
We’d like to introduce you to a showcase of all the events we organized at the Reliance Foundation School, Surat Campus to mark 75 years of independence. Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav was enthusiastically observed by the entire school.
Students of today are the visionaries and torch bearers of tomorrow. Nurturing students to be future leaders, Reliance Foundation School, Surat held its Investiture Ceremony on 27th August 2022 to bestow the deserving students with responsibility of leading the school with honor.
Planning and preparation had started two weeks ago. The principal conducted a meeting with the Coordinators and the Cultural Committee where in the Programme agenda and the Duty List were finalized. Every teacher who was assigned with duties took it up with utmost sincerity.
The ceremony signifies the reliance and confidence that the school consigns in the newly office bearers. The Chief Guest and the other dignitaries were escorted by the Student Council members to the school auditorium
Mr, Sagar Bagmar (IPS) Deputy Commissioner of Police inducted the newly elected members of the school with sachet and badges and also administered the Oath Taking Ceremony.
Satwik Aravind of XI Science was appointed as the School Head Boy and Tanvi Brahmankar of XI Science was appointed as the School Head Girl. They were followed by the special executive council members, captains and vice captains of four houses and 8 club Secretaries and Jt Secretaries
The event began at 11 am. It was a memorable occasion for the young leaders as they looked forward to a new and enriching academic session.
The ceremony was held with lot of enthusiasm and gusto. The ceremony started on a very devotional note with the lighting of the lamp which signifies removal of darkness and the continuous upward movement of the flames denotes the path wisdom and divinity. The 7 Light Bearers performed on a melodious hymn ‘Lead Kindly Light’. Dr S Antony Raj the Principal motivated the students with his awe-inspiring speech. His speech centered around the 12 ideals of a true leader.
Our newly elected student council took an oath to be true to their posts and duties assigned to them. The Head boy and the Head girl shared their thoughts on taking this esteemed responsibility. The office bearers were encouraged by the motivational speech of our respected Chief Guest. An extremely mesmerizing performance by the Middle School students filled in the spirit of leadership in every student. The proud parents' happiness knew no bounds when badges and sashes were conferred on the newly elected Students' Council. The former Head Boy proposed a gratifying Vote of Thanks. The ceremony was concluded with the National Anthem.
Flag Hoisting Ceremony (K-12)
The Independence Day Celebration at Reliance Foundation School, Surat on 15th August 2022 constituted an amalgamation of all those spirits that evoked patriotism, pride and happiness on the auspicious day. It proved to be a truest celebration of ideas, actions and achievements of India@75. The Independence Day function started at 8 a.m. with Major Arjun Bansilal Nanavati the Chief Guest unfluring the national flag. Major Nanavati, a retired soldier who has an exemplary 36 years’ service record in Indian Army had also served the Indian Army during the Indo-Pak war in 1971. The Student Council of 2021 paid their respect to the national flag with a march past. After the march past came to an end, the students of primary section put together an act filled with the spirit of independence. The brilliant act managed to arouse the spirit of independence. This act also ended up being the highlight of the day. The school choir of Gujarati medium and English medium paid tribute to the motherland with their phenomenal singing. A motivating speech by the Chief Guest, Major Nanavati, was a perfect tribute to all those who had selflessly chosen service over self.
The parents visited the classrooms to witness the decorations and the exhibits. The student representatives from each class welcomed the parents and briefed them about the theme chosen for decorations and artifacts (collages, posters, catalogues, rangoli). An in-depth exploration of India@75 by the students and the parents was the highlight of this visit. It was a clear reflection of abled guidance of the teachers and the tireless efforts of the students. The parents acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the students by penning down heart warming feedback.
Tiranga Festival: K-12
The extravaganza, which run parallel to the celebrations of the Indian Independence Day before August 15th and a vivid extension of students joining in to celebrate the Tricolour was witnessed in school today. The theme, Har Ghar Thiranga was explored to its fullest by eager organisers and enthused students. The tri colour, the binding force, became a collective emotion for all as the he whole school- students, teachers and non-teaching staff had come dressed in tri colour.
Tiranga Festival (Pre-Primary)
The RFS young patriots were engaged in multiple activities that helped them to understand the significance of tri colour. Activities like Respecting the Tiranga, Flag flying high, Having fun with the Strings, Sharing cake, Making Flag proved to be great learning activity with a lot of fun involved.
‘Only In India’ – The Video by RFS Surat (K-12)
In an attempt to bring out the true essence of Incredible India an energetic group of students were assigned the task of making an exclusive video encompassing the past, present and the future of India. The Video " One India Only in India " catalogues the uniqueness that makes our country the motherland that it is to us. It captures the most famous and the most intrinsic peculiarities of India in different areas-- Ideas, Actions and Achievements. The ideas that laid the foundation to our uniqueness, the actions that catalysed the manifestation of these ideas and the achievements which came as by-product of every single idea and action
Glimpses Of India (Library)
An exhibition of books related to India attracted the eager students. The library project played a significant role in providing information to students about India. The books displayed on the table became a source of wisdom and knowledge for all.
Innovative ways of celebrating 75 years of Independence - three unique virtual activities on Padlet.
Adopt a Tree - Action @ 75
The students were encouraged to adopt a tree and tag it. They also had to take a picture in action and post it on the Padlet wall. The Padlet wall received overwhelming response from the students. The activity aimed at establishing a green society for our future India.
Ideathon – Ideas @75
This online competition for Middle School students aims to encourage the spirit of innovation and harness the enormous potential of school children to ‘Think Big’ and ‘Dream of Futurist Ideas’. The students were instructed to post a solution on Padlet for an existing problem in the surrounding. The competition focused on presenting a short and intensive ideas which can potentially solve the most pressing issues.
Climate Action – Action @75
A picture speaks thousand words. The Middle School students got an opportunity to post climate action visuals clicked by selves. These pictures of climate change, brought this major issue to life in a way that captured student’s imagination, presented vital and often unknown facts and statistics and had the power to make a very powerful impression on the young minds.
Talent Fest (XII Science and Commerce)
Exhibiting one’s unique talent was another significant way of celebrating independence. Accepting and acknowledging the inherent uniqueness proved to be the best way to lay a strong foundation for future India. The students of XII Science and commerce showcased their talent and mesmerized the audience with their spirit of patriotism.
Khelega India (Organised by XI Science and Commerce students)
We believe in the kind of learning that transcends the classroom, and the sports field has proved to be an excellent platform to cater to their development. The only difference here was this time the RFS Sports enthusiasts of XI Science and Commerce actively participated in organising events for 90 energetic participants including bus drivers, conductors, security staff and housekeeping staff. The endeavour served the purpose of engaging and involving every member of the school in the monumental celebration. The activity also promoted healthy lifestyle through sports.
The Patriotism Parade (Pre-Primary)
The Patriotism Parade proved to be an unforgettable occasion for RFS Surat family. The patriotic Fashion Show centered around ‘75 years of Independence’ not only saw the fervor of patriotism but also saw a perfect amalgamation of Teachers, students and parents. The parents supported this event with an overwhelming response. 26 Pre-Primary families along with their children showcased a wonderful parade. Parents and grandparents had a glint of pride in their eyes as they watched and participated in this unique and creative event.
Incredible India (I -V)
“Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” was another event that truly promoted knowledge of the culture, traditions and practices of different states of our Incredible India. The students of the primary section showcased attires, dance and songs of vibrant India. Students were dressed up in various costumes on the basis of different regions of India like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharasthra, Bengal, South Indian, kashmir, Punjab etc. These students also performed dance forms of different states. The slogan ‘Vande Mataram’ reverberated in the corridors of school and spread the magic of patriotism in the entire school. The activity proved very useful to experience the cultural diversity of a much larger number of States while realizing that India is one.
In Creative Pursuit (VI-VIII)
All the spirited and highly enthusiastic Students of middle School suffused with the spirit of patriotism participated in Poster Making, Collage Making, Rangoli and Catalogue making activities. This collaborative project not only facilitated the exchange of ideas but also instigated the spirit of patriotism in the students. The glorious history of our people, culture and achievements were depicted by the students through these activities. Separate themes were allotted for 4 different activities to the groups in the class. The themes were as follows –
Theme: The Compassion Project (Middle School VI -VIII)
The Compassion project was a great programme undertaken by the Middle School kindhearted crew. The housekeeping staff along with gardeners & security guards were acknowledged for their service. To make our celebration inclusive and meaningful, tri-colour badges were pinned, snacks were distributed and blessings were sought.
Theme: Tri Colour Palm printing and Incredible India (Pre-Primary)
Tri Colour Palm printing activity created awareness about the National Flag among the kindergarten patriots. It also invoked the feeling of patriotism in the young minds.
The students also were made aware of how vivid is the wild life in India. A model was created to make the students understand the ideal and safe environmental conditions for the survival of the animals.
Theme: Mahotsav (Middle School VI-VIII)
A simple act of decoration can spread festive patriotism among all is what we witnessed in school today. The much-awaited celebration entails a lot of preparation involving display board decorations, wall decoration with streamers and origami crafts. The idea was to give each part of the school a distinct Independence Day vibe.
‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ stickers were stuck on all 32 buses.
Only In India – Collage Making, Poster Making & Tri Colour Rangoli
We started off the celebration and commemoration of 75 years of progressive India ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, with a few Collaborative activities with the IX and X std students. All the Students were revved up with the spirit of patriotism they participated in Poster Making, Collage Making, Rangoli and Catalogue making competitions. The glorious history of our people, culture and achievements were depicted by the students through these activities. Separate themes were allotted for the 4 different activities to the groups in the class. The themes were as follows –
The objective of today’s celebration was to increase awareness and interest in the nation’s journey and prospective growth which was successfully accomplished. This also marked a zealous beginning to the upcoming momentous occasion.
Nishtha Pandive (Falcons)
Paridhi Pacchigar (Kites)
‘A holistic approach towards collaborating with one’s inner self and with the world around is achievable by practicing Yoga regularly.’
We at Reliance Foundation School Surat celebrated International Yoga Day with great enthusiasm. A special assembly on the theme ‘Yoga and Growth Mindset’ was conducted for the students of classes III -XII, wherein the ‘INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY’ was celebrated zestfully. The assembly concluded with synchronized yogic asanas performed by the Middle School students, providing encouragement to students to practice yoga regularly to remain fit and improve their concentration.
Primary students took part in various activities like Slogan Writing, Colouring competition and Board Decoration with great passion and performed their best. Students from grade I to grade XII demonstrated Yoga asanas. Warm up exercises were taken and all the students performed sitting and standing asanas, importance of these were explained simultaneously in the class room.
The young learners from Middle School creatively decorated a corner in the library, in collaboration with the librarian, showcasing the benefits of yoga. Additional books available on yoga was showcased to enhance the awareness of young learners. Illustrating the theme ‘Yoga for Humanity’ competition was organised during the Co-Curricular periods in the middle School.
VIRTUAL ART AND CRAFT GALLERY 2022
…….....an extravagant exhibition.............
Hats off to the Winners
The Art and Craft Department proudly announces the result of the Art and Craft Gallery competition conducted on 10th JUNE 2022 for the students of Pre- primary to Middle School On the occasion of "World Handicraft Day".
We would like to thank and appreciate all the participants and their parents for having shown immense interest and energetic enthusiasm towards virtual art and craft Gallery.
Hearty Congratulations to all the participants and the winners!
Best wishes and greetings,
RFSEM Art and Craft Department
We, at RFSS believe students always need an outlet for their creativity, ideas and expressions. Retrospectus is the monthly e-newsletter that provides updates and information on the way in which school is moving to achieve its goal. It also informs parents of special school activities such as classroom engagements , field trips, meetings, mission, vision, events, performance, achievements and special celebrations. 'Retrospectus' team has tried to shape a regular newsletter into a responsive, dynamic content including images containing digital newsletter which anyone can read on the web. This serves to be interactive and engage a greater number of students. Here is the first edition of 'The Retrospectus' - April/May.
Happy Reading !!!
To exalt the spirit of inspiration and aspiration, Reliance Foundation School , Surat organized a Blessing Ceremony for class XII on 25th April, 2022 in the school Auditorium. The programme started with the Candle Ceremony followed by a Visual Treat of sneak peak of their schooling years . The Principal in his address gave inputs on living life to its fullest and also shared valuable tips on how to prepare for the exams and apprised them with the do’s and don’ts of the board exam.
All the students from Grade 3 to Grade 12 of RFS Surat enthusiastically commemorated our benevolent Mother Earth. A special assembly was held to celebrate the Mother Earth wherein the school choir presented a mellifluous song which was followed by a soulful dance dedicated to our blue planet. The main objective of the assembly was to sensitize the children about the conservation of natural resources and to motivate them to do their bit towards making their planet even more beautiful. The Talk on ‘Invest in Our Planet’ served as an eye-opener for all. The Pledge at the end of the Assembly rekindled emotive concerns and instigated the youngsters to save, love and respect Mother Nature with all their heart and soul.
Theme based morning assemblies are an integral part of RFSS. The theme for the AY 2022-23 is ‘Year of Collaboration and Compassion – an integrative approach to quality’. This thematic approach undoubtedly holds the numero uno position out of all the routine activities in a school. It’s the first platform which is provided to young minds, boosting their confidence towards public speaking and imbibing a feeling of team spirit in their nascent minds. Prayer song, Thought for the Day, News, Word of the day and Pep talk on the theme are the items incorporated in the assembly.
Display Board Decoration : The Display Board Decoration activity fosters collaboration among the students and also enhances their presentation skills
The themes are beautifully illustrated by the students on the display boards artistically and creatively.
At the end of the stipulated time given to the students, the work was judged by the Art and Craft Department and the best classes were recognized and acknowledged for their efforts and contribution.
‘Retrospectus’ is the annual e-Newsletter which has captured and imprinted the entire happenings of the school during the academic year 2021-2022.
The e-Newsletter has evolved as a powerful and valuable method of communication with the stakeholders of our school especially, the parents, the students, the staff members and all the viewers of our school website about our school's scholastic and co-scholastic events. This ill give our readers a sneak peek into all the highlights of the academic session, just gone by.
Here’s Happy Reading to one and all!
The CPD Committee organizes this event every month. It also defines small targets of Professional Development and guides the team to upskill their competencies. These awards and recognitions not only motivate the teaching fraternity but also fosters productivity of the institution.
The CBSE Peer Life Skills Training Programme @RFSSEM
The first peer life skills webinar was held for class 9. It was scheduled for one and a half hour, in virtual mode on MST. The theme covered was Evolution of Life Skills- Journey from Core Life Skills to 21st century skills.
It was an interactive session conducted by the CBSE trained peer educators Vedanshi Upadhyay, Suhani Paliwal, Kashvi Jain and Jyot Ajmeri, supported by TGT Ms. Rajrupa Sengupta and Special Educator Ms. Urvi Dharamsey. The participants shared their own experiences, through anecdotes.
They were introduced to the 10 life skills that one already has but does not inculcate while acting.
They were given a free and open platform to come forward and speak about the problems they had been facing and the way they chose to cope with it.
Since we all believe that adolescence is like a delicate glass mug which has to be handled with care, this programme proved to be an enriching session, in which the learners could relate and interact with each other.
The two-day RFSMUN Conference started off with zeal and enthusiasm on 7th & 8th August.
56 students from grade 8 to grade 11 participated in it.
The before-hand preparation by the team and organizing committee set off a trail of eloquence and passion.
We saw all delegates wearing the coats of their labour and instilling their hard work to give several good speeches as well as ameliorating the quality of negotiations to reach an all-accessible resolution.
The committees and the topics were -
In the academic session 2021, the Primary wing of RFS (EM) Surat organized a host of curricular activities aimed at enhancing creativity, critical thinking and holistic development of the students. The hands on activities in different subjects brought out the innate and latent talents of the young ones.
A grand virtual Christmas celebration was staged by the enthusiastic and energetic tiny tots of primary blossom. The celebration included carol singing, skit and thematic presentation depicting the theme, International year of Peace and Trust.
The pious festival was celebrated with great religious fervour and gaiety by the students of Primary Blossom. The occasion witnessed a grand celebration comprising of various cultural items. The children and their family members looked splendid and beautiful wearing their traditional Garba attires and dancing to the tunes of Dandia.
Children are a treasure of hidden talents and new ideas and to showcase their talent during the lockdown while they are confined within the four wall of their home, the School organised a Virtual Art & Craft Exhibition. Through the medium of art & craft students could put their imagination and creativity to good use, some of the selected pieces submitted by the students of Pre-primary, Lower-primary and Upper-primary have been put up in the display section.
Wishing all students good luck!
Stay Safe & Stay Home!
Supporting the call given by United Nations in observing the World Environment Day – 2020 as – Celebrate Biodiversity, the School organised an event on 5th June 2020.
The Middle School students were asked to create posters on Healthy Community Champions and a presentation on When the Urbans Go Green. A Quiz was also conducted on the theme of the year. The Event was organised by the teachers of Science and Social Science Department who circulated videos and prepared presentation for the students on the topic, Celebrate Biodiversity. This helped to inculcate sensitivity, responsibility, decisiveness and a moral attitude towards a good cause in students. It also helped to create awareness about various environment issues on World Environment Day.
The fate of the entire planet is now dependent upon a single species -humans. Beyond the current human tragedies, one can at least hope that Covid-19 has had the positive effect of raising this awareness.
The students of classes IX & X came together to participate knowing the dire need of the cause to save the planet Earth. As we are in process of integrating ourselves into the next world, the world after Covid-19, understanding this greatest immediate need will be a great respect for biodiversity.
The students of classes IX & X outlined their perspectives and ideas on moving beyond conservation - a step further. The discussion was focused upon understanding the Why and How of conservation. Two groups with six participants each were selected through an audition round for the discussion on the D day. The competition went online from 8:30 am to 10:00 am on Microsoft Teams.
The most engaging, interesting and interactive Panellist was awarded The Best Speaker. All Participants were given participation certificates.
In the wake of the recent catastrophe, the loss we suffered is unfathomable. Pollution, climate change, overpopulation, natural disasters are all growing threats to biodiversity. To sensitise the students towards these alarming issue and to make them responsive Slogan Writing Competition was conducted. They expressed their views and created awareness among the people about the need to protect biodiversity through their slogan on the topic: Ways to Negate the Impact of Biodiversity Loss and Restore Balance in Nature. Overall the competition helped to introduce a new ideology, disseminate facts, show different points of view, and evoke curiosity of students in a new direction.
World Environment Day* was celebrated in * Reliance Foundation School, Surat (EM) on 5th June 2020 with great enthusiasm.
To mark this occasion competitions were organised for the students of classes 1 to 5.
Std. 1 students have to make Earth Crown
Std. 2 students have to make Birds feeder.
Both the activities were chosen to maintain children’s euphoria along with learning.
Std 3: To make Bird feeder.
Students learnt the importance of environment and how to save our natural habitats by providing food , water and safety .
Std 4 & Std 5:
A speech competition was organised on theme "Bio Diversity". The competition offered the students a great chance to express their views on the need to conserve nature and protect it. The children exhibited their talent and enthusiasm through their virtual videos.
Science teachers of Primary Section supported and guided earnest efforts of students diligently.
Our science department along with our primary teachers have very excellently prepared a PDF on how we have been inducing pain to nature and the promise to nurture nature and beautify it for wellness of all.
These activities were given intending to inculcate the core sense of humanity .
We received overwhelming response from parents in our efforts to celebrate this special day in such an effective and inspirational manner.
Primary Blossoms takes the pledge to keep Earth happy and healthy forever and ever
The global upsurge of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown has brought all of us face to face with such unprecedented times and situations. This too, without a hint of what this situation can entail and the level of preparedness required. But a human's basic nature of adaptability has made us, as a society, emerge stronger and better equipped than before.
The same can be said about the educational domain. We at RFS, did not want to compromise on any score and reached out to our students for educational pursuits on the virtual platform.
Find the pictures of Curricular and Co- Curricular involvement of our students while they sat in the safe confines of their homes.
Curricular - Teachers got trained and took classes on Microsoft Teams. Creative assignments were given away in all subject for all classes Kg to class12. A glimpse of classes being organised by teachers displaying their e- teaching resources. Also some of the submissions made by students.
Co- Curricular - For physical and mental wellness , a number of age appropriate activities were suggested . Besides encouraging reading ,some assignments that would make students introspect and do goal setting , identify their strengths and weaknesses to check what drives their career choices were also given. Children demonstrate in pictures their talent in calligraphy, yoga , art , doodling , dance , warli and madhubani art, writing skills, best out of waste etc. This has not only honed their talent but also kept them gainfully occupied inside homes.