For the children, it was more than a party. It was to share special moments with their friends.
The end of the year is always a special time, but it was extra special at Taarana School as the students, parents, teachers, therapists, and senior executives of QI Group celebrated the holiday season last year with an exciting Family Day and Christmas party.
Led by Principal Dr Sunitha Sivakumaran, the team at Taarana pulled out all the stops to make this holiday event extra special for the students and their families. A group of employees and chief executives of the QI Group also attended the event to spread the cheer.
The day was jam-packed with all the classic Christmas activities, like carolling, crafts, performances, and a visit from Santa Claus. But for the children, it was so much more than just a party. It was a chance to share special moments with their friends and to show love and kindness to one another.
The day’s activities seemed endless: games, crafts, carolling, and Santa presenting gifts to the children. The party started with icebreakers like “Go Bananas” and “Party Freeze Dance” to get everyone moving and laughing.
The celebration kicked off with lively icebreakers, including ‘Go Bananas’ and the ‘Party Freeze’ dances. The kids then participated in a few games, like ‘Hat Ring’ and ‘Snowball’, before breaking out into groups for a festive Christmas socks craft session. Even the chief executives got in on the crafting action, joining the children to create their holiday socks.
As the children worked on their crafts, big smiles and lots of laughter filled the air. It was clear that the school had put together another great event full of fun and cheer.
But the fun didn’t stop there! The children also staged several performances, singing and dancing to their favourite Christmas carols. And, of course, everyone joined in for a good old-fashioned sing-along. Ultimately, it was a magical day filled with love, laughter, and holiday cheer.
Dr Sunitha thanked the teachers, therapists, and QI team for making the year-end celebration one to remember.
“My sincere gratitude to the teachers and therapists for their tireless efforts to organise and coordinate this event,” she said.
Dr Sunitha also outlined the progress Taarana had achieved over the year. “We closely observed our students to see how we could improve our curriculum and approach to suit their needs better.
“Based on our observation, we believe there should be a greater emphasis on living skills and functional academics,” she explained.
Taarana assembled the relevant life skills rooms to facilitate these lessons. As a result, the school boasts a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, bedroom, and office space.
“We introduced an alternative pathway route to expose some of our students to more activities of daily living skills. We implemented this route with the hope that our students would be able to live with a certain level of independence.”
Dr Sunitha also paid tribute to the parents of the students. “We look forward to continuing our productive partnership with you to ensure our children achieve their highest potential.
“We recognise that our children need support at home and school to succeed. We believe that a strong partnership with you will make a significant difference in our children’s progress. Thank you for being so supportive thus far.”
Watch highlights of the celebration in the video below:
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