ISM conducts seminar on Physiological Development and Nutrition for Parents
ISM Counselling Department under |guidance and initiative of the Principal, Mr. Srinivas K Naidu,organised a Parenting Skills Seminar for the parents of children in Primarysection i.e. Class III and IV on Thursday, April 16, 2015in the New MPH from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm.
The topic of seminar was ‘Physiological Development and Nutrition’. The seminar was aimed at helping and equipping parents with possible means and measures to aid the effective child development from the perspective of physiological development and nutrition .Dr. Sreekumar S., Pediatric Specialist at KIMS Hospital and Mrs. JishySeby, Diet Consultant at KIMS were the guest speakers for the event. The Vice Principal of Primary Section, Mrs. Priya Murali welcomed the guest speakers and the parents.
Dr. Sreekumar explained the developmental stages for children in the ages from 7-12 years. He discussed about various health concerns that one needs to watch out during this stage. Dr. Sreekumar emphasised the need for children to exercise and get lots of activity.
The session on Nutrition by Mrs. Jishy, highlighted on the need of having healthy food. She explained the healthy food pyramid and suggested methods of making food interesting for kids.
Dr. AviratVaishnav, President, SMC, ISM and Pediatrician shared his own experiences andprovided expert tips on child health concerns. Dr. SajeevKakkar a Pediatrician with Aster also participated in the question answer session and shared his views in controlling the 4 Cs- chips, coke, cream and chocolates.The interactive question answer session brought out the aspect of setting routines for the children to develop a healthy body. The parents found the session very informative. The Assistant Vice Principal, Primary Section, Mrs. Hemalatha Menon proposed the vote of thanks.
Blossom Investiture Ceremony At ISM
Indian School Muscat was witness to a solemn ceremony where students of Std IV – Primary Section were invested as Blossoms. The Chief Guest of the morning’s function was Mr. Khalid Al Siyabi– the first Omani to conquer Mt. Everest. The Principal, Mr. Achuthan Madhav, Vice Principals of the three sections, Asst. Vice- Principals and the Heads of various departments of the school were also present. The morning’s event began with the children walking in with lamps signifying movement from darkness to light. This was followed by lighting of the lamp by the chief guest. This was followed by the melodious rendering of the prayer song “Lab pe aati hai dua…..” by the students of Std IV. The welcome address was followed by the oath taking ceremony by the Blossoms. They promised to uphold the values and principles that are a hallmark of this esteemed institution for over three decades of its acclaimed history. The students also articulated the principles that the Blossoms need to follow such as being loving, bold, loyal, sincere, organized, meticulous, etc in their work. The badges of honour were then pinned on to the students by the guests at the gathering. The Blossoms then took a pledge to honour and obey the rules laid out for them and to do the task at hand to the best of their ability. The Principal addressed the Blossoms and exhorted them to take up the duty assigned to them with utmost responsibility and be positive in their outlook. On a similar note, the Chief Guest Mr. Khalid Al Siyabi exhorted the students ‘not to complain and seek excuses’, ‘take responsibility’ and develop ‘never give up’ attitude in their endeavours. He wished them to strive to be impressive and successful leaders in the coming years of their life. He advised the students to never to complain about anything in life.
Mrs. Priya Murali, Vice Principal, Primary Section later led the gathering to a prayer asking for divine blessings and support the children in their tremendous mission. The ceremony was witnessed by a large gathering of parents and well-wishers who appreciated and impressed by the discipline and professionalism displayed by the young leaders of the school. The ceremony concluded with the students singing the school anthem.