On Feb 18th, 2018 Sunday evening, the PAGE Banjara hills branch organized a session on “Embrace your exams without fear and anxiety”… a much needed talk at the moment when students are preparing for Pre-Boards and Board Exams and the parents are undergoing the tension and stress along with them. The speaker for the evening was Dr. Jane Wallbrown, Ph.D. (Psychology) who has almost 2 decade of specialization in counselling students and parents in this very area, including career guidance and career prospects. Her presentation was very enlightening and informative, and her interactive style had both the students and parents hanging on to her every word. According to Dr. Jane Wallbrown, all stress is not necessarily bad. There is positive and negative stress. Positive stress helps us accomplish our goals. But we must be careful not to let positive stress turn into negative stress. This was really a huge revelation for the parents and all agreed after the talk that it would really help them help their kids to study in a better manner. The student were mostly Class X students from the nearby schools, and they all felt that it was a most helpful session for them…in fact, they left demanding more such sessions! We wish the students all the best for the Board exams and hopefully now they will be able to prepare more productively in a stress-free manner!
On Feb 4 th , 2018 Sunday evening, the PAGE Kompally branch organized a session on “Managing stress and preparing for exams”… a much needed talk at the moment when students are preparing for Pre-Boards and Board Exams and the parents are undergoing the tension and stress along with them. The speaker for the evening was upcoming Counselling Psychologist SPANDANA KOMMURI who has almost a decade of specialization in counselling students and parents in this very area, including career guidance and career prospects. Her presentation was very enlightening and informative, and her interactive style had both the students and parents hanging on to her every word. According to Spandana, all stress is not necessarily bad. There is positive and negative stress. Positive stress helps us accomplish our goals. But we must be careful not to let positive stress turn into negative stress. This was really a huge revelation for the parents and all agreed after the talk that it would really help them help their kids to study in a better manner. The student were mostly Class X students from the nearby schools, and they all felt that it was a most helpful session for them…in fact, they left demanding more such sessions! We wish the students all the best for the Board exams and hopefully now they will be able to prepare more productively in a stress-free manner!
PAGE Junior College Banjara Hills held their Farewell party on January 30th, 2018 at The Marriot Hotel near Tank Bund. The Juniors prepared an elaborate program of dances, skits, music, song and a whole lot of fun for the Seniors. There were prizes in each category like Congeniality, Popularity, Geekiness, Naughty, Perfect ...etc and of course the traditional Ms. & Mr. PAGE parent. Ridhi Singhania won Ms. PAGE and Sankalp won Mr PAGE. The program was followed by a sumptuous lunch and then it was time for selfies, group photographs, and dancing!! Crying, laughing, smiling...all emotions were displayed as the students enjoyed with each other! No, let's not call it a Farewell but a beginning of long friendships!! God bless them all!!
On January 26th 2018, we were privileged to have a visit from Dr. B. V. Pattabhiram, noted Hypnotist and Psychologist, who kindly responded to our invitation to counsel Class Ten students on Stress Management and Exam Preparation Tips. The event was organized by our Himayathnagar Campus and approximately 500 parents and students attended the event. Dr. Pattabhiram spoke about the concept of stress, why it happens and how best to avoid it. He emphasized that most of it has to do with our attitude not just our aptitude. When we concentrate on aptitude rather than adopting the right attitude first, that is when stress develops. Preparation for exams just needs the right attitude and faith in oneself; we need to adopt a correct system of study and follow it. Dr. Pattabhiram also taught the students little tips and tricks like mnemonics for improving and assisting the memory which the students wrote down very diligently and we do hope that they will use these, and that they will be a help for them in the upcoming Board exams. It is not surprising that Dr. Pattabhiram succeeded in casting a spell over his audience and completely mesmerizing them as he is also famous as a magician! All in all, the event was a huge success and we hope that Dr. Pattabhiram will continue to visit our students and inspire them! .
PAGE Junior College Himayatnagar students of the Junior year got together on January 19th, 2018 to give a spectacular sendoff to their Seniors. The event was held at Hotel Mansarovar, The Fern in a grand way and nothing was spared to make their Seniors feel extra special on that day. The students organized a fun program with dances, skits, music, singing, games and of course the Mr. & Ms. PAGE competition. Of course, lots of selfies and pictures were taken and some students got really emotional at the thought of leaving their secure home called PAGE!! Principal Vasantha ma'am had to do a lot of comforting! Finally there was a delicious lunch and then it was DJ time when the students danced to their hearts content. Truly a Farewell to remember for a long time to come!! .
PAGE Junior College, Banjara Hills did it's mite towards social service when they visited the AGAPE Children’s Home (Ambassadors of Goodwill for AIDS Patients Everywhere) in Uppal on January 12 th , 2018. Principal Deepa Suresh along with members of the staff and students distributed clothes and gifts to the little children and spent time playing with them. Imagine the joy of these little kids whom society usually ignores. They were so happy with our visit and made us promise to come back again soon!! There are around 60 children in this Children’s Home which is registered under the auspices of AGAPE International Inc.
PAGE Residential Boys’ Campus at Kompally held their Annual Kite Flying Festival on January 7, 2018 to herald in the New Year. The tradition of kite flying at this time is believed to mark the arrival of spring in our country and is also a healthy exposure in the early morning sun. These initial rays are healthy and a good source of Vitamin D. It is also considered to be good for skin and helps in fighting many infections and sickness caused by the chilly winter winds. Another interesting fact is that it symbolizes the end of the winter solace which makes the day last longer than night. The students of Classes 8, 9 & 10 all around the Kompally locality had been invited to come and take part in the festival along with their parents and could be seen flying kites and having fun with the PAGE students and faculty. Terrific battles took place in the air and cries of “Katta! Katta!” could be heard as the victorious ones downed their opponents’ kites. Finally, tummies reminded everyone that it was time to go home and the festival ended on a positive note as the victors took home their prizes. Don’t worry losers…you can get your revenge next year again, same time, same place!!
The tradition of kite flying has been followed over generations in the Indian society. Kites are flown early in the New Year when the Sun begins its movement away from the Tropic of Capricorn. This period marks the gradual end of winter and the onset of summer and also indicates the beginning of the harvest season. PAGE Junior College, Banjara Hills held their Annual Kite Festival on the 7th of January, 2018 at the Sultan-Ul-Loom College grounds in Banjara Hills. Students from Classes 8, 9 & 10 in schools all around the vicinity had been invited to attend with their parents. It was a joy to see the kids playing happily and competing with one another. Of special note is Master Haaris Khan, student of Sri Chaitanya School whom we named the “terror of the skies” as he cut no less than sixteen kites!! Bhushan from Government School came second with ten. Shouts of “pench” “dheel” and “katta” rent the skies throughout the morning. At last the festival ended with the students being given snacks and sweets distribution. Hope to see you back again next year guys!!
PAGE Junior College is a pioneer in paving the way for students to concentrate on preparation for Design & Architecture entrance examinations along with Intermediate preparation. The only college in the twin cities to have a special section – MPC/MEC Integrated with Design thinking and Innovation modules which also prepares students for Design & Architecture Entrance Examinations. A senior Product Designer, Business Innovation Strategist, an academician by choice and alumni of NID Ahmedabad, Mr. Srinivasarao Pattur has been our guiding force and creative mentor to bring the design culture amongst our students. Mr. Srinivasarao mentors the students in Design Thinking and conducts exercises and projects in Innovation with amazing results. The Origami Workshop conducted recently by Mr. Ankon Mitra Director (Landscape) B.Arch., School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi was part of the vision envisaged for the students preparing themselves for the Design world.
On December 29th, 2017, as we are all getting ready to bid farewell to the year 2017, the PAGE Residential Boys Campus also organized a farewell for their Seniors at Leonia Resorts. Literally living together and studying together makes it hard to part ways and calls for a big send off. The Juniors felicitated their Seniors with songs, dances and games and all had a great time together especially in the swimming pool. Truly a time that the Seniors will always cherish. Of course lots of pictures and selfies were taken with friends and teachers to mark the occasion and preserve precious memories of their two years at PAGE. As they go off towards their respective careers - wherever they may be - they go with our wishes and most of all God's blessings!
As the year drew to a close, the Junior Girls of the PAGE Residential Campus, Kompally got ready to bid a formal farewell to their Seniors who had been their hostel mates for the past year. Living together and sharing all joys & sorrows, the girls had become really close, and it was an emotional Farewell Party organized at Manasarovar - The Fern, Hyderabad, Chiraan Fort Club, Begumpet on the 29th of December 2017. They entertained their Seniors with songs, dances and skits and had a lot of fun together as the pictures will show. Truly a farewell the Seniors will find hard to forget.
PAGE Junior College, Himayatnagar, conducted its Annual Sports Meet at the Government College of Physical Education, Gaganmahal on the 29th December, 2017.The Chief Guest for the occasion was Rev. Sister Elizabeth, Principal, Rosary High School, Gunfoundry. Our Guest of honor was MrsRamanjula, Principal,Oxford Grammar School.
The programkicked off with Sister Elizabeth lighting the torch, and MrsRamanjula unfurling the PAGE flag, and both the guests declaring the Sports Meet open. Both the guests were all praise for PAGE, and were happy that there still remain colleges that conduct such meets.The very first event of 100m & 200m race was flagged off by our special guests, MrSanjeev&MrAmarnath, Physical Directors of St Paul’s& All Saints High School, while Mr Anil, Physical Director, Slate the School, tossed up for the semifinals Cricket match.
Speaking to the Media, PAGE Principal, KVasanthaKumari said that such meets are stress busters which enable students to create a bridge between academics and games thus helping them to strike a perfect balance between the two.The events included Athletics, Cricket, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Tenikoit, KhoKho& Tug-of-War.
As always, PAGE encourages its students to aim high. On December 21st, we took our MEC students to the prestigious Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad for a Campus Tour and to make them realize that no matter what you may do in life, you can always upskill and add an Executive MBA to your portfolio of skills – and what better place to do it in than mana own ISB. Shravanthi of ISB welcomed us and first took the students in for a presentation on what Management education is all about and hhow ISB stands apart from other B-Schools. This was followed with a lively interaction with the students regarding their plans for the future. After this Manasa and Niveditha took us on a guided tour of the campus – the games facilities (table tennis, squash, swimming pool etc),the gym, the classrooms, the students village, the library, the food court (much appreciated by the then hungry students)and finally the huge auditorium where a lot of history is made. We too stood behind the podium and delivered a vote of thanks for the wonderful tour given to us. After that it was time for group pictures and the bus ride back to college. A wonderful trip indeed and students now know that if they are really serious and work hard, a wonderful world of opportunities awaits them!!