As we approach the onset of a new academic year, it is customary to welcome the aspiring students joining our CMR family and informing them about the various opportunities and facilities provided in our school. This helps set the foundation of the course of their journey at CMR and also establishes the common goals and expectations of the students, teachers, and parents alike.
On 3rd July 2021 the Orientation program was held and both parents, as well as prospective students, attended the session. It was conducted via Zoom but the offline platform did not diminish the experience in the least.
The session commenced with our principal, Malathi ma’am briefing us on the facilities offered, the various student placements – both in India as well as abroad, and also on the faculty of dedicated teachers at our school. This was followed by our academic coordinator, Kruti ma’am who informed us about the subject combinations offered, the procedure and success of online classes, and also the process of assessment and online exams. The students and parents were also informed about the remedial classes held for the students who require them and the parent-teacher meetings conducted which form a hands-on, guided learning environment for the students and keeps the parents in the loop at every step. Our co-curricular activities coordinator, Savithri ma’am gave the parents and students insight into the large variety of extra-curricular activities that are provided at CMR. The various inter-house and inter-school competitions, the sessions conducted by CMRIT, and the club sessions conducted by people specialising in various fields were a few of the examples. This was followed by student testimonials of the activities conducted. Neelank, who was elected as Head Boy in the academic year that was concluded, gave a glance into the process of Online Elections. Kyra, our Literary Club head from the graduating class, who was also a vital part of the Career Day program told everyone about her experience with Career Day and the direction and insight it gave her. Sanjana, a 2nd PUC student who was a part of the exciting summer Work Exposure program arranged by CMR gave her testimonial on the array of fields provided in the internships from which vast amounts of information on the working world can be obtained, making the best use of the summer vacation. I was allowed to speak about the monthly newsletter at CMR and how the students can be involved in it. Malathi ma’am informed the viewers about the extensive college and career guidance portal provided, which is extremely essential in a fast-paced and competitive world like ours. The students were then briefed on the requirements and procedures for the commencement of online classes to bring the event to a close.
The session was informative and brilliantly presented eclectic opportunities. The teachers and students who spoke were inviting and the parents and students were able to take away a lot from the session.
By, Natasha Santosh, II PUC, CMR PU ITPL