The Children’s Academy Group of Schools continued its rich tradition of winning awards and recognition in the Golden Jubilee year. It bolsters our spirits to see that we maintained our supremacy in the sphere where we have excelled in the past; we also bagged accolades in some new fields. The landmark year gone by was brimming with awards, awards and more awards. We are proud to present a synopsis of our achievements in the academic year 2019-2020. CAGS continued to savour the spotlight as we outperformed many of our previous accomplishments.
Our faith in ourselves was much reinforced when in this historic 50th year we were bestowed the Great Place to Study certification by the Global League Institute. The award was received by Ronit Bhat, Group Communication Head, in a glittering function at the House of Commons, London. Another noteworthy achievement of the year was the prestigious Dronacharya Award by the Hon. President of India, conferred upon Mr Merzban Patel, our Hockey coach for his unyielding dedication and contribution to the sport.
The Children’s Academy Group of Schools has always been instrumental in creating awareness and promoting our students to ponder on relevant issues prevalent around us. Therefore, it was no surprise when Children’s Academy, Ashok Nagar was awarded by MCGM as one of the top three cleanest and environmentally friendly schools in Mumbai as a part of the Swachh Survekshan 2020.
Ms. Sheela Mallya, Principal, accepted the award from the Mayor of Mumbai, Ms. Kishori Pednekar and the Minister for Environment, Mr. Aditya Thackeray. Another prominent award that added sheen to our golden jubilee celebrations was the ‘School Excellence Awards-2019’ by the esteemed Brainfeed Magazine. Children’s Academy-Malad bagged this award acquiring superlative rankings in a range of categories-Best ICSE School, Innovative Practices, Sports Education to name a few.
We were profusely elated when the much sought after luminary Mr.Sonam Wangchuk and the scion of the royal family of Mewar, Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh presented the Scoonews-Global Education Awards-2019 to the Children’s Academy Group of Schools in three different categories.
The Children’s Academy Group of Schools rejoiced and reigned yet again as awards rained at the Education World India School Rankings Awards 2019-20. The grand jury of Education World India School Ranking 2019-2020 commended us on various parameters. We brought home the award for India’s no 1 School in the parameter ‘Value for Money’. It was a moment of great pride as Children’s Academy – Malad was ranked seventh in Maharashtra and fifth in Mumbai and Children‘s Academy- Ashok Nagar was ranked tenth in Maharashtra and seventh in Mumbai in the Co-ed Day School category. The awards were presented by Mr. Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive, CISCE. Children’s Academy-Thakur Complex was applauded and placed at the first position for being the Technology-Avant Garde School at the Grand Jury Rankings.
We have always believed in starting early if we want to achieve our goals for preparing students for the future. Budding Blossoms, our Pre-primary section, drew fame too. Children’s Academy, Malad was accorded the first position among India’s Top 10 preschools in the ‘Reading Culture’ category at the ‘Preschool Grand Jury Awards 2019-2020’ hosted by Education World. In the same event, Budding Blossoms, Ashok Nagar secured the second position in the category of ‘Innovative use of ICT‘ and Budding Blossoms, Thakur Complex stood fourth for introducing ‘Innovative 21st century practices’ in Early Childhood Education.
We strive to build a professional team of a highly proficient faculty that is active beyond the classroom too. The teachers of Children’s Academy excelled at TEACH.ERAT.HON – the All-India Tech Excellence award in teaching and bagged five awards in various categories. The super innovative and creative teachers romped home with yet another momentous win in the Golden Jubilee year as Children’s Academy, Thakur Complex secured the Best School Award among schools between Bandra and Dahisar and was also felicitated with the MLA Award for Best School. Leading from the front, Ms. Sangeeta Puri, Headmistress-Primary section was awarded the ‘Star Educator’ award for her special contribution in school education at the Progressive Teacher Conclave.
It is a profound fact that the portrayal of the Children’s Academy Group of Schools is deficient without the mention of the stellar performances of its students in co-curricular events. Our genius young minds are spellbinding story tellers, fierce debaters, champion quizzers, aces in dramatic art; they create mind-boggling science projects, spin award winning stories, construct robots, or just build gliders with the application of engineering concepts – name it and our students have conquered it all, bringing in laurels at the State and National levels. A master stroke by the students of Ashok Nagar brought them in the limelight when the school was awarded a Gold medal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- at the ‘Pramerica Community Service Awards’, National Level. These students had campaigned aggressively to save birds.
Our winning spree continued in the sports arena as well where the prizes poured in like never before. We swelled with pride as two students of Children’s Academy qualified for Khelo India Youth Games. Our students also represented the team at the National Hockey event organized by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and also at the SNBP All India Hockey Tournament-2019.
Ms. Shrushti Shetty of Children’s Academy (Malad) and Mst Tanish Risam bagged the Bronze medal in Long jump and Shooting events respectively, at the National School Games organized by the SGFI. Besides many more, the unstoppable Ms. Shrushti Shetty bagged the Best Athlete Award at the National Athletics Championship, held at Pune. The super-talented athletics and volleyball teams outshone in all categories and romped home with prizes galore from AISM, CISCE, DSO and MSSA. Adding flavour to our joy, the students proved their mettle in Lawn tennis, Kick boxing, Judo, Chess, Wushu and Roller-skating to reign at the top-notch positions.
In the last 50 years these triumphant moments of glory have helped us to consolidate our position as an institution par excellence. Our passion to impart holistically has carried us where we stand today -Tall and Reigning.