“Pots are about something other than use; they are not abstract in the way that art can be but belong in a context they are not disengaged but are about being with people and engaging with them”.
The students from KG to Grade VIII created a gift for their mother through a therapeutic workshop conducted by “Touch of Clay”. The sessions were conducted by Ms. Mubarkka Nandi. For the occasion of Mothers’ Day, the clay gifts were modelled, to present to the children’s Moms, to honour them with a kind gesture for the abound love and care only they can provide. The children were taken to the multi-purpose hall during the allotted time for the workshop. They thoroughly enjoyed the session. It introduced students to learn the fine art of making pottery. It helped them to develop the observational skill needed to identify the form, surface and fabric of pottery, and nurtured their individual learning, sensory and motor skills. It gave a sense of confidence to them when they completed the piece of art with a sense of pride. This would remain as a fond remembrance for both the mother and the child.
Welcome Assembly for Grade I to VII for the academic session 2014 -15 was conducted on the 8th of April, 2014. It was a thematic assembly, conducted by the students of Grade V and VI on the theme, “COLOURS IN OUR LIVES”. The Assembly began with the singing of National Anthems of U.A.E and India. The Welcome Speech was delivered by Amen of Grade VA. She spoke about the different colours of spring and the influence they have in the duty of every Springdalian towards their school.
It was followed by the thought for the day i.e. “In order to have friendship you must look past the color to the soul, because within the soul lies a rainbow of many colors”. Then students explained the meaning of the seven different colors of the rainbow and the influence they have on our lives. This was followed by a poem on colors by Christina Rossetti recited by Falak of Grade VA. Arun summed up associating the colors with the students of Springdales. Just like all the colors mingle with each other to form the color White which is the color of purity and clarity, so also we Springdalian will work together as friends to take this esteemed institution to great heights.
This was followed by a short speech by Ms. Mala Mehra, Head Mistress (Primary) who welcomed the students and explained the meaning of the word “STUDENT” and it was followed by a short speech by Ms. Farah Soonawalla, Head (Secondary) and she invited few new students across the Grades to come up on the stage to share their experience of their first day at Springdales. Ms. Anand also welcomed the students and wished them all the best for their future ahead. Thefinale was the School Song sung by our school choir.