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Senior KG visit a Shirt Factory

Sr. KG made an exciting trip to the Corneaa Cotton Shirt Factory based in Kothrud. A class at a time rode merrily on a bus, sang songs and did a city tour too on the way.

The kids entered factory through the cutting area. The tailor master demonstrated how to put the materials in layers on the cutting table, how to make markings using a pattern and then to cut the layered material. The children also saw how different machines are used to cut material with more or less layers.

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In the interiors canvas was stuck to collars and cuffs and then fused. In the stitching area the shirts were being stitched using sewing machines and then the kids moved to the finishing area where the room was bustling with activities like adding the finishing stiches, buttons, sorting of shirts by sizes, attaching the labels, ironing the shirts, adding foam in between and the final wrapping. The kids were very excited to see the finished product at the end.

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It was a treat for the children to watch the skilled workers working on a simple looking piece of cloth to transform it into a smart shirt. Now they knew everything about how their dad’s shirt was made from scratch!


Late Dr. Sudheer Phatak & Mrs Vaidehi Phatak Memorial Volleyball Tournament

The spectacular journey of the girls’ volleyball team from Z.P. to nationals and the experience of organizing and coaching the National camp in the school made us think of organizing the 1st ‘Late Dr. Sudheer Phatak & Mrs Vaidehi Phatak Memorial U/12 VolleyBall Tournament’ For Boys & Girls.

This tournament was held over the last weekend of February with a great response of around 22 teams of boys and 16 teams of girls participating in the tournament. These included teams from Saswad, Ahmednagar and Baramati too.

The opening ceremony of the tournament was graced with the presence of our Director Mr Anvit Phatak, Mr. Yogesh Deshmukh – Mandar Developers, Mr. Shyam Palsule – Poona District Volleyball Vice President, Mr. Akshay Tavare – NIS coach, Mr. Umesh Zagade – PWD Engineer, Beed District and Ms. Zeenal Zala – National player.

The tournament was played by League cum knock out basis. The results for tournament are as follows:

GIRLS: The top two teams – Millennium team A and B won us the 1st and the 2nd place, that too in a close match between them with the scores: 25 – 23 and 25 – 22. The team from Saswad secured the 3rd place.
BOYS: Atmamalik school played really well, deserved the gold while defeating Millennium boys in a close fight with scores: 25 – 23, 25 – 22. Millennium boys who were the runners-up displayed a good performance in the earlier matches too winning against the strongest team from Maharashtra – Pride English School. Shivaji English Medium School secured the 3rd place.

Congratulations to the managing committee and the coaches for planning, organizing, co-ordinating and implementing a huge event.

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February kitchen activities…

The KG kitchen seems to always be busy with the plethora of activities going on. The month of February was no exception.
Nursery children learnt how to pick and clean the spinach from the given bundle. The children learnt that they have to break the stem in order to get only the fresh-green leaves. Similarly, the next show-and-learn activity done was peeling the green peas. The teacher demonstrated how to peel the green peas and the kids did the same. Using their nimble fingers the kids peeled the green peas very quickly, took the peas out of the pods and kept them in a bowl making a visible effort to not drop any on the ground.

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It was juice time for the Junior kids as they learnt to extract the juice from mosambis. The tables were ready with mosambis cut into halves and a manual juicer, over which the kids precisely placed the half and pressed it with all their strength to get the juice out. Many kids were surprised at the revelation of the strength they require to get the juice out. They questioned the teacher about the need of the sieve-type filter and after seeing the juice in the flask and seeds and pulp stuck in the filter, they got their answer. They collected the juice in a single bowl, added sugar to the juice and mixed it well. After getting their share of the juice in a glass, they gulped it down. Wiping their lips off, they said “yummy”

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These activities not only develop the finer motor skills but make them aware that each thing has various properties attributed to it, like its type, colour, shape and uses. Through short discussions and some examples the teacher got this information out from the students.


The mega event of the school wins mega applause!

The school held its greatest annual function, the Gathering for Pre-primary section and standards 4 to 9 and 11 during mid-February. It’s an event held every year, but this year was different as it had many faces. The pre-primary and the higher standards performed in different sessions. The higher standards worked in groups to showcase the two mega-dramas – “Marathi Bana” and “Ganyachi Goshta”.

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Cute little anchors, who were also dancing on the same dance number, introduced every item from the pre-primary section– each of which was based on the theme “vacation”. The dance numbers, choreographed by the teachers, and executed by the tiny l’il kids draped in splendid costumes were all super-hit. The kids decide to burn all their bad habits and start afresh with good habits through “Havan Karenge”. “You only live once” spirit of “Venga Bus”, the “Girlpower” Spirit of “Badal pe pav” and the sizzling portrayal of “Selfie le le re” were in keeping with today’s trends and tomorrow’s dreams.

“Ganyachi Goshta” which was the story of the songs which was indeed a novel concept with the perfect drama-dance combination. With this theme we also introduced the live dialogue delivery from the stage. The dramas portrayed stories in different parts of the country, conveying some social messages. The rain dance in “Ghanana Ghana”, the sword dance in “Azeem-o-shan” and the light dance of “Om Namoji” were stellar performances that appealed to the senses. The trendy and catchy “Fulpakharu” and “Duniya ka nara” were breathtaking! Truly International, it had everything from “Rang de Basanti” to the classic moves of Michael Jackson to the arresting performance of Spanish “Senorita”. It was indeed a very pure transition from the old to the new, from the basic to the classic!

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“Marathi Bana” left no stone unturned in depicting the land of Maharashtra. Dahi handi, Ganpati, Gondhal, Diwali something that the audience never tires of re-living. The pledge taken in “Freedom” was very original, powerful and interesting. “Koli Song” took us to a whole new world of coastal Maharashtra. The innocent and playful spirit of “Mangalagaur” brought a nostalgic smile to all faces. When Shivaji entered in a procession with the live rhythms of dhol-tasha the audience roared with joy. The shows got gentler on the senses with more power and impact.
The gathering also included a session for the big kids from standard 9 and 11, who left everyone awe-struck with their mesmerizing moves on the Bollywood-hits.

What’s important is the fact that everybody was really happy being there in full masti. Hats-off to the Millennium team for such an awesome presentation. Not to forget the hundreds of hours put in to planning, organizing and managing such a mega event. Kudos to the team and the children!

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U12 Girls Teams Win Indira National School Invitational Football Tournament

In the last few years, we’ve had great results in individual games like Badminton, Table Tennis, Skating, Gymnastics and Rope Mallakhamb. Also, we’ve had great results in team games like Basketball, Volleyball and Kho-Kho.

Our success filled us with hope about our Football teams too. True enough, recently our U12 Girls teams got 1st place in Indira National School Invitational Football Tournament.

We got bye in first round , we played second match which was semifinal against host Indira National School & we won by 3-2 in penalty shootout.

In the final round we played against Indira National School ‘B’ team 7 and won that match by 1-0.
All the girls had a very good experience with their very first tournament.
Congratulations Girls and all the Coaches!

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Plastic Waste Free Environment….. A promise not to be forgotten!

About 50 students of standard 9 volunteered to participate in the ‘Plastic Waste Free Environment’, an initiative by the Government of India and PMC. This initiative was brought in practice in Pune city with the help of school and college students. PMC provided the kits consisting of hand gloves, masks, caps and cloth bags for collection of the waste.

 

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Before starting for the campaign, the student saw a video on Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan and took an oath of spending 2 hours per week cleaning the surroundings. Principal, Mrs. Radhika Vaidya congratulated all the students for participating in the mission and also wished for everyone’s safety.

 

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The students accompanied by teachers, worked in groups for a couple of hours to clean the surroundings in the vicinity of the school and in the process they also inspired some locals around them.
This is what some of the students had to say “If we spoil nature, nature will spoil us! If you do not wish to clean the city, at least do not litter it.”

 

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U/13 Basket Ball Boys and Girls win Bronze at the Mayor Cup Tournament

Mayor Cup BasketBall Tournament was held at Chintamani Nimhan Sports Academy’s Basketball Court, Baner Road between 12th and 21st February. Boys and Girls team from the school participated in U/13 category.

 

The teams played really well, winning all the league matches and made it till the Semis. Both the semi-finals – boys and girls were exciting and ended very close. These teams then played the matches for the 3rd position, winning us Bronze medals in each.

 

Results for the matches played by U/13 boys team…

 
Round Against Score Status
1st League St. Vincents 34-5 Win
2nd League Hoopers 25-6 Win
Quarter Final B N S 44-8 Win
Semi Final K N B 18-25 Lost
3rd Place Vidyanchal 49-26 Win
 
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Results for the matches played by U/13 girls team…

 
Round Against Score Status
1st League Indira 26-4 Win
2nd League Impact 25-8 Win
Pre Quarter Final K N B 30-5 Win
Quarter Final Ideal 28-24 Win
Semi Final Sharp Shooters 13-15 Lost
3rd Place Dire Wolves 30-20 Win
 
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Both the teams were awarded a trophy, medals and cash prize of Rs. 7500/- each. Congratulations to the teams and coaches!

 

BasketBall U/13 State Camp held in Millennium…

After hosting the National Camp for Volleyball successfully, Millennium received the honour of hosting the State Basketball camp for U/13 Boys and Girls.

 

The camp was held in Millennium National School from 15th January to 21st January for selection of U/13 State Team for the U/13 Basketball State Championship, Mumbai.

 

Students from Millennium too participated in this camp. Ojj Mishra and Mihir Gole got selected in the Boys’ team and Rewa Rawat, Sakshi Sahasrabudhe in the Girls’ team. Heartiest Congratulations children!

 

Our Basketball coaches Mr. Sachin Gaiwal and Mr. Dasharath Birhamane coached the students effectively at the State camp.

 

To add to the achievement, the Boys’ team selected through this camp won the 3rd place at the U/13 State Championship. Kudos!

 
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Millennium swimmers shine at the District level competition!

Recently 4th District level – single age group and super sprints swimming tournament was organized for various age groups at Nande Swimmimg Pool, Balgandharva, Pune.

 

The students from the school participated individually in this competition and received prizes in various categories. Here is a list of the achievements:

 


Name of the student Class Age Group Strokes Rank
Sawani Datye Sr. KG U/6 Backstroke (50 M)
Breaststroke (50 M)
Freestyle (50 M)
2nd
2nd
2nd
Arnav Bhadekar 4 U/10 Backstroke (50 M)
Butterfly (50 m)
Freestyle (50 M)
Freestyle (100 M)
2nd
2nd
3rd
3rd
Niharika Kankekar 4 U/10 Backstroke (50 M)
Breaststroke (50 M)
Freestyle (50 M)
Medley (200 M)
2nd
2nd
3rd
3rd

 

Three cheers for the efforts put in by these kids. Indeed a great job kiddos!

 
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200 parents participated actively in Std. 5-8 Parents’ Sports Day

Once again, a happy turnout of parents at the Parents Sports Day for Std. 5 to 8. 200 parents participated and exhibited great response!

 

To make it more interesting for parents, individual games this time were changed to musical chair and obstacle race, which the parents enjoyed thoroughly, with childlike glee. The sports staff provided coaches for team events – Volleyball for men and Throwball for women. After the practice session, the parents played the games in different teams. They took a moment to plan and strategize before the start of the game. Overall it was a great display of sportsmanship on the arena.

 
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The refreshments after the games, were followed by the prize distribution session. The sports competition winners from Standards 5 – 8 were felicitated at the hands of the seniors in school who conveyed heart-felt thanks to all the parents for their over-whelming participation.
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A great idea – of having parents’ participation at the sports day, conceptualized excellently this year. Congratulations to the entire sports department and all the parents.

 

We hope to come together to witness many more such events in the near future!

 
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