Presidency School


Verbattle Competition Winners

Congratulations to our team from Presidency School, Nandini Layout comprising – Aditya Sharath M & Tushar A D Rao, which won the second place in Verbattle Competition. This was an online debate competition conducted by Verbattle over the span of the past 3 months was an incredible melting pot of talented, competent, passionate, and skilled students within the age group of 12 to 16 years.
Topics like, “There is no cure to racism”, “Prayers must not be a shopping list with God”, and “Men have a better sense of beauty” were both extremely challenging for the students and equally fruitful.The top 27 teams in the ‘Skirmish’ rounds qualified for the ‘Combat’ rounds.The top 9 teams qualified for the ‘Confrontation’ Round. In this round, since there were only 9 teams, each team had to go through just one debate.
The students definitely learnt the skill of grit, perseverance, and calm. They also recognized their own strength and mettle.

Ultimatum 2021 – The Journalist

Ultimatum 2021 was NAFL’s debut Commerce Fest. The event consisted of competitions based on environment, business, finance, economics, and journalism.
The Journalist was a two-day competition to test the ability of aspiring journalists to think quickly and clearly. Students from classes 9 to 12 attended the competition, from Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai and Singapore.
First Round-
A total of 13 teams from 9 schools participated in the first round. The schools from the Presidency family included Presidency School Nandini Layout, Presidency School Bangalore South, Presidency School Bangalore North and Presidency RT Nagar. From National Public School, we saw NPS International Singapore, NPS International Mysore, NPS Indiranagar, NPS Chennai, and NPS HSR.
The first round was a multiple-choice question round. The questions were based on journalism ethics, terms, concepts and general journalism know-how. 9 out of the 13 teams qualified for the second round.
Second Round-
The second round was intense, to say the least. Participants were given an article riddled with factual errors. The participants were given one hour to fact-check the article, correct all it’s mistakes, rewrite the article, and send the rewritten version to the judges. The article consisted of two pages pertaining to American political controversies. The results were sent within a few hours of the competition. 5 of the remaining teams qualified for the final round.
This concluded Day 1 of The Journalist.
The Final Round-
The final Round was held on Day 2. For the third round, Participants were required to interview a participant of Ceteris Paribus, an economic-related event. The topic of the interview was given 90 minutes prior to the interview, giving the journalists time to research on the topic. The scenario given to us was straightforward. We were journalists in India, and the scientists of the country discovered a new vaccine for combating Covid-19. However, within a few days of distribution, negative side-effects emerged. The journalists were supposed to attend the live speech given by The Prime Minister (a participant of Ceteris Paribus) and interview him during the time allotted for the Press Interview. We later had to report our findings to the judges of The Journalist in a live reporting session. Participants were assessed based on their ability to interview and report.
That concluded the final round.
About an hour and a half later, we had the closing ceremony, where the winners of each event were announced. The first-place winners were from NPS International Singapore.


Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks and months that they spend preparing for it.”

The victorious performance of students at Anveshan, the Interschool Virtual Competition conducted by New Cambridge International Public School,West of Chord Road, is itself proof of the hard work and dedication that was involved.

Recital in Harmony was the name of the poetry recitation competition held for Grades 1 and 2 in which Saanvi Bhat of Grade 2C of our school secured the first place, Anika Gowda of Grade 2B won the second place and the Consolation Prize went to Sai Krishna of 2A. Ms. Sonali and Ms. Kavitha helped the children put forth their best performance.

In the solo dance competition, Natyabhinay, for the students of Grades 3 and 4, Navyan JK of 4D won the first prize while Swasthi of 4D secured the second prize. They were ably trained by Mr. Gowtham.

Sandhyasree of 7B won the 2nd prize in the Kalaprathibha event which helped children explore their creativity by designing a dress out of newspaper.
Students were given an opportunity to display Science models through the event Quest. Amaan Mallik of 6B won the 2nd prize for his model on the Earthquake Alarm and Prathyush P Kundapur of 6A won the 3rd place for his Water Pressure Piston based on Pascal’s Law. Sathwika HV of Grade 9 A secured the 3rd place in Mathemagic for a model which explained the applications of Trigonometry.


In keeping with its winning tradition of being the best among the best, PSNLO has once again proven its mettle. The prestigious Times Schools Survey 2020 conducted by the leading national daily The Times of India has accorded us the topmost position among the West Zone Schools of Bangalore. The survey also ranked PSNLO 7th among all the ICSE schools in the whole of Bangalore.

We are humbled by this huge recognition. However, our best award still happens to be the smiles that our students display on their lips day in and day out.
We thank all stakeholders wholeheartedly !


The Presidency School Quiz champs Kushagra Agarwal and Aditya Sharath have added yet another feather in the cap of victories. The duo have many achievements to their credit now, the latest being the quiz conducted by the Bank of Baroda. This event saw the participation of over 100 schools and about 275 teams in total. Conducted by the Pickbrain Giri Balasubramanium himself the competition included general quiz questions. The team from Presidency School NLO came second at the end of five rounds and were also awarded a cash prize of Rs. 20000 each. The team has made the school proud in many such competitions and we wish they reign the quizzing world in the years to come.

Runner up of Financial Literacy Quiz conducted by TCS iON Intelligence

We are very proud to announce that Kushagra Agarwal of Grade 8, Presidency School NLO was the 1st Runner up of Financial Literacy Quiz conducted by TCS iON Intelligence.

He was among the 50 brightest students out of 10,000 from 396 schools across India. This year, the competition was structured in the five very important 21st century skills: Universal Values, Global Citizenship, Financial Literacy, Communication Skills, Creativity & Innovation.

Apart from bagging the silver medal, he also received a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/- and a goody bag from Mr. Sriram Jairaman, HR Head, TCS at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai on the 26th of January 2020.

Congratulations to the young protégé!!

Girls Band securing the second place in the 71st Republic day Celebrations

‘A clarion call of victory’
The Pride of Presidency school, Nandini Layout – our All girls Band added one more feather to their cap by securing the second place in the 71st Republic day Celebrations held at Manekshaw Parade Ground. Their synchronized movement marching style and perfect coordination was a feast to the senses. It was spectacular as well as inspiring to see the young faces marching with a sense of dignity, pride and patriotism. This marching contingent has won laurels for the school and has been at the pinnacle in giving their display of prowess in various occasions. Their excitement knew no bounds when they raised their trophy of victory from the Governor.

The Innovative Learning Program of the Prime Minister, DHRUV!

We declare with Great Pride that our school’s Hrishitha Kedage was one of the 60 students chosen for the Innovative Learning Program of the Prime Minister, DHRUV!

She qualified an IQ Test as per Mensa’s Norms conducted throughout India, and made it to the Top 60. Dhruv’s mission is to encourage talented students to realize their full potential and make a better contribution to society. The Program was initiated on the 10th of October 2019 at the ISRO Headquarters after which the students underwent a training for 14 days in Delhi. She got the opportunity to mingle with eminent scientists, musicians etc. Hrishita and the selected few will act as a beacon for 33 Crores of Students across India!

KISA UTSAV-Western Instrumental Music Competition

Presidency School Nandini Layout, participated in the KISA UTSAV-Western Instrumental music category and secured the First Prize. The venue was Embassy Public School, Magadi Road. Eleven Schools participated and the judges-Ms Keerthana and Mr. Bayan had a tough choice to make. The theme was ‘Blast from the past’ and the medley included Lambad, Pink Panther, Mr. Bean and Game of Thrones. The students who participated were Shreyas Chowdhary, Adrian Charles, Akash Raghu, Noel Anil John, Chirag and Sudhanva Muralidharan. They earned their first prize because of their perfect co-ordination and flawless performance. The second prize went to Sarvani School and the third to Brigade School.

Goonj 2019

Presidency School Nandini Layout, participated in the Science Project Competition and ‘ Bhavageethe’ competition held as part of Goonj 2019 at National Public School, Yeswantpur on 30th July ,2019. It is a matter of pride that our school secured the first and second prizes in the science project competition. The First Prize was secured by Vamsee and Aditya for their model on waste management called Aglod and the second prize by Yathin and Manyu for the thermo electric generator. Hrishitha Kedage of Grade VIII secured the first prize in the Bhavageethe competition.

Frank Antony Memorial All India Inter School Debate Competition 2019

Presidency School Nandini layout, participated in the Frank Antony Memorial All India Inter School Debate Competition conducted by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. The venue was at Vidhya Soudha Public School, Peenya, Bengaluru. 26 participants from 13 schools participated in the event. The team from Presidency School, NLO comprising Bharath C and Prabhu Sai were confident and articulate in their replies to the questions asked to them. Prabhu Sai of Grade 10 was presented with the “Best Speaker Award” in the Junior category, for his promptness and eloquence.

An Inter -school Kannada Debate and Elocution Competition

An Inter -school Kannada Debate and Elocution Competition was held in The Frank Anthony Public School on 28th June, 2019. The students of our school were proud to be a part of this prestigious competition that had 22 participants from eleven schools. Akanksha C Gowda of class 9 C bagged the Second Prize and was awarded the shield and certificate. Our school was also adjudged the highest scorer in Debate and was presented with a Trophy.

Interschool Debate competition -‘Is technology going to save the world or destroy it?’

Presidency School Nandini layout, bagged the second prize at the St Thomas Public School debate competition. It was attended by 22 Schools and 44 debators. The participants Prabhu Sai and Bharath C of class X made the school proud with their intelligent and appropriate responses to the topic- ‘Is technology going to save the world or destroy it?’ They received a certificate and cash prize of Rs.500 each. The first place was secured by Florence Public School, HSR Layout.



To be a premier professionally managed institution that provides an environment which nurtures excellence, holistic growth and prepares students for a knowledge society and a global economy by developing life-long learning skills.


To be a professionally managed institution through a well-designed quality management system that empowers all stakeholders: teachers, students and parents.

To create a student-friendly learning environment through innovative learning practices that draw out the best in every student.

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,
Curtains are drawn on the session 2017-18 and the new session 2018-19 is beckoning us. Even as the children are enjoying a well-deserved vacation we are working round the clock to see they enjoy the next session in a better way and learn more in the process. “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education” said Martin Luther King, Jr. This is exactly what we strive to achieve. Right from our curriculum to the delivery mechanism, to the assemblies, to the bulletin boards to various competitions and functions, we focus on the same. Looking forward to welcoming our young ones.

Social Science Day:

SANGAM 2017 was organized on 25th November2017. The event showcased the glimpses of India’s culture, tradition, landscape and civilization. Nine major projects were exhibited. These projects include Digital India which exhibited India’s progress in the field of Information and Technology. It consisted of ATM machines, digital village, E-school, E-Hospital, Swach Bharath Abhyam, etc., projects with “India’s Foreign Relations” included UNO, NAM, ASEAN, Common wealth of Nations, BRICS, etc., others were Rain Forests, Self Employment in India, costumes and culture of different states and welfare schemes of India which included women empowerment; Bheti Bachao, Bheti Padav, Make in India (Puppet show), Bachat Lamp (LED Bulbs over incandescent bulb), Gram vikas Yojna & GST. A project on River Cauvery, was the highlight of the day. All the above projects were done by

Children’s Day
Blessed be the childhood which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. The school cherished the childhood of all its young students and treated them to a show that would be stamped in their memories forever. The teachers danced, sang, acted, recited poems and entertained their dear students. The love, care and affection showcased by them has touched the students deeply. All the youngsters stumbling around in casual clothes enjoyed the day dedicated to them and had a great time to say the least. Amongst the tide of students who were all smiles on the day there were also a few tearful faces of our tenth grade students who wouldn’t be called children henceforth. The day ended with mixed emotions and created new memories.

Across the semester various literary events were conducted by the English department such as: debates, pick-and-speak, spell-bee, creative writing and caption writing which inculcated interest towards the language in them. These competitions served to show the students what they were capable of. The winners were awarded in the assembly and it motivated them to put in lots of effort for the forthcoming events and competitions. They also stimulated the young minds to put forth their views on social evils, issues such as traffic and various other topics that needed thinking. All in all, the events were highly purposeful and helped in the holistic development of the child.

Prayaas Science Exibition

On 11th November 2017 Science Exhibtion was inaugurated by Ms. J. Bhuvaneshwari, Director, Presidency School Mangalore and Billekahalli and Principal, Presidency School, Billekahalli. The occasion was also graced by Ms. Indira Kothanath, Principal Presidency School, R T Nagar. Our enthusiastic budding scientists from grade 5 to 9 showcased their scientific insights and related the same with everyday life. The topics ranged from basic principles of Science, Pollution and Solution, E-waste Management, ISRO, Agriculture, Medicinal Plants, Scientific Games and Biofuel along with Information Technology. Mr. Jaya Prakash, Principal of PSNLO was the driving force behind the entire event.

Spandan – The Heart beat of India (Annual Day)

The Annual day was celebrated with utmost zeal and enthusiasm. On 30th Jan 2018, the students from Prep 1 to Grade 9 got together at Chowdiah Memorial Hall to showcase their talents and enthrall the audience. The event commenced with an invocation song followed by a concert by our school orchestra and the choir comprising of a collection of symphonies that was a treat both the ears and the eyes. One of the highlights of the show was rigmarole of mime mocking the over usage of mobile phones that is plaguing the nation. The students of various grades represented the dance forms of multiple states of India with almost complete perfection. The drama, stage-plays and musical performances left the audience in awe. As the highlight of the event the Principal, Mr. Jayaprakash spoke about the importance of oneness and the essence of dance, drama and music as a tool to bind us together bringing in harmony and peace.


Over the years the ninth grade students got deeply attached to their caring and considerate seniors. And parting was never something they looked forward to. They showcased their talents with utmost zest and got their seniors laughing and crying simultaneously. Games such as piñata, darts, balloon bursting and dramatic monologue were organized with great attention to detail. A surprise element was added to the show by introducing ‘Coffee With Teachers’ ‘. The principal who has grown deeply attached to his students sang for them that touched their hearts. The students’ beloved teacher, Ms. Nisha, delivered a heartwarming and deeply moving speech that brought the students to tears and instigated them to rise up in honour for their highly esteemed teachers for all that they had done.

Republic Day is celebrated every year on twenty sixth of January on the account of the Indian Constitution being passed on this day sixty eight years back. On this day, the students of various grades assembled in the school to show the patriotism and the love that they have for their country- India. The program started with the hoisting of the National Flag accompanied by the National song. This was followed by an invocation song. The various patriotic songs touched all our hearts and left us thinking about the rich heritage and culture that our country possesses. Various dancers portrayed their love for their country through multiple performances. Dedication and devotion towards the nation and its laws hung in the air.

Computer Day

This is the day that is awaited with lots of vigour and enthusiasm. The students looked forward to making their contribution to the event which was used to portray the usability of computers in our day-to-day activities. Posters, placards, photo-frames and short biographies were made by the students using various designing tools and computer applications. The school was adorned with their efforts and awareness with regard to the wonderful world of computer science.

Seminar on Archaeology

Mr. T M Keshava, Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India addressed the grade 9 students regarding excavation of Hampi, he also spoke about excavation methods and the precautions taken by the archaeologist during the restoration of historical monuments.

Library Week

The vast world of literature needs to be celebrated and hence, every year, a week in October is celebrated as the Library Week in Presidency School, NLO. This is a week filled with fun, joy, general excitement and enjoyment. The various activities hosted by the librarians on these days were: One Nation Reads Together, Piece Of Cake, Bookmark Making and Poster Making. A well-known author, Ms. Rassil Ahuja, inspired the students to inculcate the habit of reading and writing. Altogether it inculcated the habit of reading in the students and taught them its importance. The institution paid respect to the world of literature and the laureates.


Mr. Rajendra Kumar, the Principals and coordinators of our sister schools. The theme for this year’s valedictory was – ‘The Sky Is Not The Limit’ and it motivated the students to never restrain themselves and strive to attain success of the highest level, for there are no limits and no level where their endeavors must end. The symbolic lighting of the mother candle by the esteemed chief guest accompanied by the principal and other dignitaries marked Vidya Shankar, Retd IAS officer, the corporator of Nandini Layout Mr.the beginning of the event and was followed by a melodious invocation song rendered by the school choir. The dignitaries were formally welcomed. The mantle was passed by the school captains to the vice captains indicating that they must carry out their duties diligently. The Chief Guest delivered a speech conveying messages relevant to the pressing issue of unemployment and lack of interest towards the fields that have come up recently and are gaining importance. The head boy, Tejas Kundapur, administered the oath to the young graduates. Mr.Srinivasalu and Ms. Prathima delivered speeches with eloquence and gave their best wishes to the graduates. Samantha S and Hita Chavda moved their batch-mates to tears with words penned specially for the occasion. Guna and Lohith delivered a speech in kannada reflecting upon their school life. All the graduates reverberated a melody in unison. A few of the graduates dedicated a special rendition constituting two touching songs to their fellow graduates. The head girl, Smruti then delivered the vote of thanks. Ms. Soniya, head of the computer department, displayed a video titled ‘Nostalgia’ focusing on the school life of the graduates which touched them deeply and drew tears. Following this, the graduates sang the school anthem one last time. The event concluded with the students being honoured with mementos as a token of love for their amazing journey at Presidency.


Teachers’ guidance is an essential and integral aspect of every student’s life. This is exactly how the hardworking and experienced teachers of Presidency have supported the students all through these years. The parent-teacher meeting bridged the gap between the teacher and the parent body by providing a beautiful opportunity for interaction between them. Students were offered suggestions on how to work upon their weaknesses and strengthen. Behaviour and code of conduct was also discussed. The meeting concluded on a positive note, of remedial measures to be adopted for the all-round development of students.

‘Young world quiz’

Aditya Sharath and Kushagra Agarwal of Grade 6 B won the quiz in Junior category. They were awarded cycle, a trophy and certificate each.
Hrishitha Kedage and Likitha S of Grade 6 C were awarded trophy and certificate.

Times NIE 2017
Winners – National Aptitude Test

Shreyas S – 7 B and Abhay Surya – 9 C
Won the National Aptitude Test. They were awarded a Tablet and a Merit Certificate.

Inter School Football Match

PSNLO won the 3rd place in the football match organised by Oasis International School

Lawn Tennis

Rishika of Grade 7 B won the U-14 runner up trophy conducted by Bangalore Tennis Academy

Inter Presidency Athletic Meet

PSNLO organized Inter Presidency Athletic meet on 3rd November 2017 at University college of physical education ground. 7 Junior teams and 5 Senior teams of Boys and Girls from all the branches are participated in the event. From our school 7 Boys and 6 Girls are took part in the meet. They won 14 medals in the meet. (7- Gold, 2 – Silver, 5 –Bronze medals).


Mrs. Shantha Murthy was felicitated with the Best Teacher Award by Mr. Gopalaiah, MLA. This award was given by Sri Mahalakshmi Educational Trust.

Students’ corner

People learn a lot of things, in either schools, colleges or in home or by life experiences. Some people keep it to themselves and some share it with other without a motive. Some share with a motive of gaining something like either fame or money. But if you accept the fact that sharing isn’t your duty but a part of you, life becomes easier not only for you but for everyone else too. You don’t have to hide something or think twice before telling something to someone. In return even that person starts trusting you and starts sharing. Sharing is a precious part of me, of spreading happiness. Sharing is not a rule but a feeling of giving that comes from inside. But never con a person by sharing something that isn’t true. It is similar to conning yourself. Keep sharing the feeling of sharing and spread happiness with everyone.

-Ananya 7 D

Most tots walk into school with tearful eyes (i’ve been told that I was all smiles, but that, evidently, is not the point) and cry buckets as they leave (that, I certainly did). The teachers and the building itself certainly are a major cause of the attachment but the close-knit bonds of friendship that can be compared to a fraternal bond is perhaps what results in the creation of certain memories that threaten to slip out and beg to be remembered. Perhaps all those smiles in times of need, those words of encouragement, those glares upon wrongdoing, those warm hugs upon failure, those annoying nicknames that soon replaced actual names and all the shared humour was taken for granted at some point in time but of course every child faces that moment of enlightenment where they realise that leaving behind those partisans is a lot harder than expected. These stars that don’t always make themselves visible certainly have their presence felt at all times and can hear you, even when you are quiet and always help you glide over the aberrations in life. One does not get to choose even their family but one does have the liberty to choose friends… family, by default is always doing whats good for you but a wrongly chosen friend can cause a lot more harm than our adamant young minds abnegate so I suppose it is rightly said that one must err on the side of caution while picking their bosom buddies. Let’s all take the time to express our gratitude to all those confidantes that have contributed to our life’s smile-count and tell them just how much they mean to us. Cheers to all of my angelic buddies!

-Hita Chavda 10 B