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pongal
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23 January 2023

Sarvalokaa celebrates regional colors!

Pongal celebrations at Sarvalokaa begins with the first seeds sown in the school’s farm. Children are a part of the celebration from the very beginning where they actively participate in sowing, planting, harvesting, threshing and pounding of the paddy. 
As a part of their green education program, children also learn about the seed cycle through this process. 

 

To understand the significance of Nature, the teachers held a session on demonstration of the movement of the sun and the science behind the many traditions that one takes part in during this time as a part of Pongal, Bihu, Lohri, Makar Sankranti etc. This gave our children an opportunity to relate the concepts that they learn in the class with the rituals that our ancestors created for us. For instance, kite flying during Makar Sankranti takes place so that our body is in direct contact with the sun’s rays which act as a natural healer for skin irritations, illness during the long winters hence an immunity builder for us. 

 

On the 23rd of January, Sarvalokaa brimmed with a different energy, colors of joy and the sound of happiness. The whole school community took part in singing the local folk songs, doing the “Kummi” dance, taking part in the Gau pooja and finally prayed to the sun god for prosperity and new beginnings. 

 

Children were excited to see the Nadaswaram play, and as the pongal rice boiled over, they rejoiced, “Pongalo pongal”.

The celebration concluded with designing Kolam with the families and serving of the prasadam. 

christmas carnival
17 December 2022

Every year children wait to celebrate Christmas in its truest essence at Sarvalokaa. Children, teachers and parents take part in the carnival in their own ways to share, care and show love for a cause. This year we chose the Madras crocodile bank to support an endangered species. Children enthusiastically engaged in creating cards, wreaths, baskets and many more such items as a part of the Sarvalokaa shop for sale and raising funds for the cause. 

 

Teachers helped children understand the core essence of Christmas through thoughtfully planned sessions. Children got to know about the life and deeds of Jesus, the activities that focus on “giving and sharing” with the school’s wider community. 

 

The bake sale is another exciting part of the Christmas carnival where many Christmas delights were on sale, parents too put-up stalls to support the school with the cause. 

 

Children got involved in crafting and designing, planning and budgeting, singing and dancing as a part of the carnival. 

 

On the day of the Carnival, Sarvalokaa’s beautiful green spaces and the colorful decorations along with a special chosen Christmas playlist, stalls like face painting, beading, hair braiding, farm fresh vegetable stall from the Sarvalokaa farm, flash mob and food counters add to the joy of coming together as a school community. 

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halloween celebration
29 October 2022

The only thing we must fear is FEAR itself- Happy Halloween!

Knowing our fears is a big feat and that big feat was taken at Chettinad - Sarvalokaa Education, International School on 29th of October 2022. "Wear your fear" was the theme of our Halloween celebration this year as from the young ones to the adults, we all hold a few fears, sometimes expressed and sometimes unexpressed. The spooky carnival day welcomed the entire Sarvalokaa family. The fear that was stuck in our webbed mind, saw the minds of many, as children and parents penned down their fear on the spider web.

 

Children entered the spooky house, welcomed by the dried leaves as though a carpet, the barren branches, bats, cats, pumpkins, ghosts, witches, bones, and vampires! They had also been framed to create memories through a photo corner. The excitement children brought in, dressed up in what they fear was show stealing. The "Walk a boo" (walk on the ramp) by children expressing their fear assured sensitivity towards fear and uncertain situations.  The participative parents expressed their fear too and shared their reflection. A strong emotional bond was sensed between everyone present during the celebration. After all, no one was sailing alone in their boat of fear, but there were others too sailing and supporting each other. The rain added to the gloomy mask and made the environment even more eerie. Halloween at Sarvalokaa was not just spooky and scary, but joyful too. The event ended with the dance of spine-chilling ghosts, thrilling vampires, flying foxes, diligent spiders and pretty pumpkins taking away loads of memories to cherish.