Learning through celebrations

School education can never be wholesome without celebrations. Our fondest memories are those of school events & celebration of festivals with our schoolmates. But apart from being a source of enjoyment & a break from the decorum of regular school routine, these events are also connecting education to life! While celebrating various festivals, we are infact celebrating the concept of unity in diversity that defines India and we are also learning about the different cultures & traditions followed across the globe. These celebrations also provide a platform for the students to showcase their talent through various activities & helps instill self-confidence in the students which will prepare them to face life’s challenges bravely

Festival Celebration in School

Whenever we think or hear about the word festival, automatically a smile comes on our face. We start thinking of clothes we would wear, and the food we would eat, gifts we would exchange. But celebrating special days or any festivals in a school means much more than that. There are many special days and festivals celebrated at home but celebrating a festival in a school with friends and teachers is a very special thing for any child.

During the course of the year, we will be celebrating Independence Day, Republic day, Janmashtami, Children’s day, Teachers Day, Grandparent’s day, Raksha Bandhan, Christmas, Holi, Diwali, Guru Purnima, Eid etc. In India we have millions of reasons to rejoice with these festivals, when students from different regions and backgrounds experience this joy of festivals which they celebrate together, it truly enhances and glorifies the Indian culture. So apart from classroom learning, the teacher encourages students to celebrate and enjoy each and every festival and event with great fun, zeal, and enthusiasm.

Flag Installation Ceremony

On 8th June’22, A M Naik School, Powai celebrated the Flag Installation Ceremony to mark the beginning of a new Academic Year. The school flag was installed at the hands of Mr. A .M .Naik, Group Chairman Larsen & Toubro , Philanthropist, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awardee.
The ceremony was conducted in the esteemed presence of the school Managing Committee and all the hands that helped in building of A.M . Naik School.

Family Day
International Yoga and Music Day

Ashadi Ekadashi & Bakari Eid celebration at A.M.Naik School,Powai

Visit to A M Naik School, Powai by Dr. Varun Suthra, Director International Relations with Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneshwar and Dr. Niklaus Samuel Gugger, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Switzerland and President, Swiss Indian Parliament Group.
It is not everyday that a visitor not only wins the hearts of the teachers and students of the school, but also leaves his heart behind at the school !
But that is exactly what has happened on Friday 15th July, 2022 at A M Naik School, Powai. We were honoured by a visit from Dr. Varun Suthra and Dr. Niklaus Samuel Gugger.
A Special Assembly put up by Grade 6B, celebrating Guru Purnima was well appreciated by the audience and the visitors.
Dr. Suthra expressed his appreciation of the quality of the performances and the discipline of the students.
Dr. Gugger regaled the students with the story of his life and won their hearts when he sang songs for them.
It is truly said that just as millions of trees in the world are accidently planted by the squirrels who bury nuts then forget where they had hidden them, a lot of good is done by people who do good deeds unconsciously and leave behind them little saplings of goodness.
Such was the visit of Dr. Suthra and Dr. Gugger who are worthy role models for our students to adopt.
The first assembly of A. M. Naik School to give out Certificates of Honour was held on 22nd July, 2022. 78 Certificates of Honour were given away. The points won by the four houses upto this month were also announced.
Special appreciation was accorded to one of our Art teachers,
Mr.Jay Salian, for winning the Guru Gaurav Puraskar awarded by the Art Beats Foundation which honours fine artists from the State of Maharashtra.
Sapphire House is in the first position at present with 1590 points.
Following them is the Citrine House with 1410 points.
Next is the Peridot House with 1330 points.
Following them very closely is the Ruby House with 1320 points
House spirit Seems to have really entered all the students of the school, judging by the shouts of triumph and applause that resounded in the auditorium.
The first assembly of AMNS Elementary Section to give out Certificates of Honour was held on 25th July, 2022.
60 Certificates of Honour for the Creative Arts Competition and for Hindi Gayan Pratiyogita were given away to the students of Grades 1&2.
How would you like to have a week that has Marvellousday, Tastyday, Wackyday, Talenteday and Fantasticday? Every week, at AMNS, two Jewels from each Grade of the Elementary Section experience this Wonder Week.
It didn’t take much effort for the students to shed their inhibitions and get into the mood of the day! Here is a glimpse of what the students got up to on Wackyday.
We are happy to share with you all that our students of Grade 6 to Grade 8 have won the First prize in National Group Singing Competition organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad at Prime Academy, Marol Andheri on 7th August’22.
They also won the Third Prize in the Folk Song Competition. Over all 24 schools across Mumbai had participated in these competitions.
Hearty Congratulations to our Dear Students and their Mentors. 🎉🎉🎉
Our first ever Inter School Dance Competition was held on 5th Aug’22. The theme of Dance Competition was Indian Folk dance. The event was judged by the experts in the field of Performing Arts, Ms. Priyanka Kalyankar and Dr. Kala Soni. Students of all the four houses showcased their talents in Dance competition with a great enthusiasm.
Sapphire house bagged the first position followed by Citrine.
Heartiest Congratulations to all the Winners and their Mentors. 🎉🎉🎉

Felicitation of our talented Artists by estemeed guests at the Children’s Art Painting Show at Nehru Centre Art Gallery.


to our students and their Mentors.👏👏👏


Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s concept of Shantiniketan, i.e. Learning through Nature, Department of Marathi conducted lessons of Second Language in our very own playground for the students of Grade 4.


The Lava lamps’ came alive in our Chemistry lab, as students of Grade 4 performed a Science activity based on the theme, Materials and Solutions. Also students performed separation of mixtures using techniques of sedimentation and decantation and filtration.


Our Students from Grade 3 and 4 participated in the 21 days National Problem Solving Tournament. These sessions were held from 19th Oct’22 to 9th Nov’22. Although the sessions were conducted Online, our students participated with immense zest and enthusiasm and developed a great interest in solving solving Mathematical problems. Some nice testimonials of our students. Kudos to the entire Mathematics department. 👏👏👏

Annual Day

The school aims at imparting knowledge in cultural activities like music – vocal & instrumental as well as dance & drama, debates & speeches, art & craft activities. The School Annual Day will provide a platform for the students to showcase their talents & skills as they participate in singing dancing or a one-act play or a poem recitation or simply tap their feet to the peppy songs and cheerful rhymes. Each and every performance by kids turns out to be innovative and unique in its own way. It boosts their self-esteem and gives them confidence. Some of the students may be very good in these activities, so it is a great opportunity for those students to show their best performance and claim their share of the limelight. At the end of the day, the limitless joy of celebrating the event is visible on their faces.
Annual days also provide a creative platform for enhancing what the students have learnt in their class, for example, a play on the life of Shivaji will help students learn more about enhance all that the students have learnt in their history lesson, similarly the trials of Indian freedom struggle can come alive on the stage & reinforce the lessons taught on that subject. Enacting a Shakespearian play can go a long way towards enriching the vocabulary of students while a lot of value education can be imparted through these plays & skits.

Sports Day

The school believes that Sports & fitness activities play a very important role in overall development of the student not only in their school life but form a healthy base for their adult life too. It is truly said that one’s true character is revealed on a sports ground. Physical fitness & agility not only helps the students excel in their sporting pursuits but also in their academic pursuits. Sports day is the culmination of all sports activities learnt by the students during the year. This is a chance for students who have a passion for outdoor sports and team games to shine. Many schools also divide students into different houses to add a competitive team element, giving them the chance to score points for their house as well as gaining individual kudos. Inter house matches help encourage healthy competition amongst students & the finals of the inter houses events are held on the sports day. Students cheer for their houses & wait with bated breath as the score board keeps changing scores tipping the scale in favour of different houses. Mass Drills also play an important role as these drills & formations need discipline, co-ordination & collaboration amongst all the participants.

Grandparents' Day

Grandparents’ Day is a day dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the important contribution made by grandparents to the wellbeing and education of students within their family. It is said that for a grandparent, their grandchildren are their last best friends & for the grandchildren, their grandparents are their first best friends & this is visible when we celebrate this special day! It is an opportunity for family to show their gratitude and respect for the older generation and to honour grandparents. This is especially important in the present day scenario where joint families are slowly disintegrating and making way for nuclear families & grandparents are being looked upon as a part of the extended family and not immediate family. Respect for elders is the essence of Indian Culture & students need to be reminded about the important role that their grandparents have played in their lives & that of their parents. The students look forward to Grandparents’ Day because this day meant lots of fun to them. Storytelling, games, activities, and singing were some of the things they do on that day.

Teachers' Day

The contribution of a teacher cannot be ignored especially in India where we have been brought up with the values of

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा ग्रुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः।

गुरुः साक्षात् परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः।।.

In India, the Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th September and this tradition started from 1962. This is when Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the 2nd President of Independent India was born. He was a philosopher, scholar, teacher, and politician and his dedicated work towards education made his birthday an important day in the history of India. We remember the great work of this exemplary person on this day. Teaching is the most influential job in the world as it performs the challenging task of passing civilisation from one generation to the next & there can be no greater task than that. Teacher shapes the mind of her students and without knowledge no one can exist in this world. Teacher imparts good value in students and turn them into responsible citizens. Teachers’ Day celebration is a way to remind students of the importance that their teacher plays in their lives & to teach them to respect their teachers.

Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day promotes nationalism and patriotism towards the nation. 15th August 1947, the date no Indian can forget, the day of freedom, the day that bought hope, the day that made India independent seventy-four (74) years ago is celebrated with the same hope, enthusiasm, happiness, and patriotism every year. It is one of the great days for everyone remembers the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters to get us our Independence. It is also a day where we are made aware of the fact that we need to be worthy citizen of our nation to truly deserve this freedom that they have received by us for free but others have paid a great price in winning this freedom for us. To celebrate this day there are various activities commencing with the flag hoisting ceremonies, theme based exhibitions, and other activities like patriotic song competition, tribute to freedom fighters, cultural activities promoting unity through diversity etc.

Republic Day

Republic Day commemorates the spirit of independent and individual India. It was on this day in 1930 when the Indian National Congress proclaimed Purna Swaraj, the declaration of India’s independence from colonial rule. The day also commemorates Indian citizens’ power to choose their government democratically. The nation celebrates this day as the national holiday for the establishment of the Indian Constitution. Speeches, extempore, quizzes and essay writing competitions are organized for students to participate.

These are but a few days that are celebrated in school, there many days and ways through which learning is woven with celebration in a school year. The school calendar is simply full of events that arouse in our students an eagerness to come to school.

Safety & Security

Safety & Security, of the students as well as staff, is one of the most important aspects of School Management. Our students are too small to stand up for themselves or fight for themselves or defend themselves in situations where their personal safety is at stake. This makes it important for the adults responsible for these students to be trained & empowered to take care of their safety & security.

Children are exposed to various risks like the risk of being lured by any person, being abused - verbally, physically, or sexually, being bullied or threatened by older children. Breach of cyber safety, risk of accidents & risk of natural calamities are other factors that come under the gamut of Safety Precautions

To minimize these risks we have tried to put the best safety measures in place:

  • 1. The construction of the building is carried out keeping the latest safety techniques in mind, including earthquake resistance, lightning guards, wide staircases to facilitate evacuation, fire detection & firefighting systems, CCTV Surveillance, etc
  • 2. Any kind of construction or maintenance activity will not be carried out in the school premises during school working hours.
  • 3. All contract staff will have to submit their Police Clearance Certificates.
  • 4. The school has round-the-clock security staff and access control systems such that only authorized persons can enter the premises.
  • 5. The school buses will be outsourced but will have GPS, CCTV coverage, Fire Extinguishers, lady attendants and all other safety norms.
  • 6. The school will create awareness amongst its staff about identifying & dealing with special needs children, children with learning difficulty & child abuse.
  • 7. The school counsellors will be available to offer their support to students & staff.
  • 8. The school will ensure that all the staff entering the school, whether in-house or contract, will have their background checked & credentials verified.
  • 9. The school will have regular Evacuation Drills so that incase of any calamity, the staff & students will be able to evacuate the school in an orderly manner.

Over and above all this, the school has set up a Safety Lab at school where students will be taught about personal safety in an age appropriate manner.