A Japanese proverb says, ‘Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”
Teachers’ Day is an opportunity for students to express their gratitude and indebtedness to their teachers. For this reason, it is also a cause for students to work enthusiastically with each other to plan a sweet surprise for their teachers. The planning for the Teachers’ Day celebration in CPS Global TMZ was an extravagant affair. For the two weeks leading to the Teachers’ Day, there were extended periods of intense organizing, brain storming and discussions as we students lead by the student council, worked relentlessly to finalize the flow of events that would reflect just how thankful we were for our teachers. We wanted their special day to be a break from their busy lives, and at the same time ensure that they knew, we understood and appreciated the amount of concern and affection they have for us and their dedication to ensure that we got the best of the education possible.
We put on our thinking caps and came up with events that involved all the students and was enjoyable and wholesome. The students let their creative juices flow with their poems and drawings for the teachers. We also worked with the ELP parents to make a video with the ELP students expressing the genuine affection we have for our teachers. Finally, we made the IG and IB students talk about what the word ‘teacher’ meant to them. Each of these events overflowed with love and gratitude, and we were elated to see the teachers feel emotional and appreciated. The pleasant surprise was evident from the beaming faces of our teachers. There were also a few joint ventures between all four of the CPS group of schools- a multilingual video by the students, and words of appreciation from the parents themselves about the teachers and the noble work done by them.
To end the day on a cheery note, we conducted group activities for the teachers. These activities brought out the inner child in each teacher, and we witnessed a side of them we had never experienced before. All these events strengthened the bond between us.
The event was a complete hit, and all the hard work put towards the program paid off; the teachers were overjoyed to see that behind the happy go lucky attitude, their students were equipped enough to pull off an event of such enormity flawlessly, all on their own.
In Sanskrit, Guru word is made up of two root words Gu and Ru. Gu means darkness, and Ru means
remover. Thus, guru stands for the teacher who is the remover of darkness and is the harbinger of enlightenment. What a fitting tribute by the students for their Gurus at CPS Global School Thirumazhisai.
Your teaching will always be etched in my mind. Our Gratitude continues…
Posted by Chennai Public School on Monday, September 7, 2020
Please find the link given below for CPS group of schools- a multilingual video