LEADERSHIP CAMPS

JUNIORS

May 11, 2012 – Phase I

Activity

Time

Resource Person

Topic Focus

Activity

Session I

8.30am to 9:30am

Ms. Shalini Tandon
Ms. Seema Passi

Ice Breaking Session

Group Activity

Session II

9:30am to 11.30am.

Ms. Phullora Sikdar
Ms. Divya Tewari

Leadership - A Profile 

Presentation and Interactive Session.

Session III

12 noon to 1.45pm.

Ms. Archna Gupta
Ms. Chand Nanda

Team Building

Group Games and Interactive Session



SENIORS

Activity

Time

Resource Person

Topic Focus

Activity

Session I

8.30am to 9:00am

Ms. Sangeeta Arora
Ms. Gita Patanayak

Developing Intra- personal and Inter- personal relationship

Group Activity

Session II

9.00am to 11.00am.

Resource person from tGLEF

Leadership Traits

Presentation and Interactive Session.

Session III

11:30 am to 1.45pm.

Mrs. Anita Paul

Being a Team Player

Group activity and Interaction



BOOK CLUB

The book club was inaugurated on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by Ms. Devika Rangachari, an award winning author. The student members of this club were from classes IV to XII. Three books, The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (for Classes IV - V), ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ ( for Classes VI-VIII) and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ (for Classes IX –XII), were unveiled. To evoke curiosity in children about these books, a reading session for each of the three books was initiated by the teachers. The next meeting of the club is scheduled in the month of July where the students are going to critically analyze the book in terms of theme and characters.



BOOK WEEK


The school celebrated book week in the first week of May. All the students of Primary and Senior wing participated in this event. The students of Class IX visited British Council Library along with their respective class teachers and the librarian. A workshop on Indian Vedas and Upanishads was conducted by Sanskrit teacher, Mr. Arvind Shastri for the students of class VIII.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY PREFECTORIAL BOARD

The investiture ceremony for the prefectorial board was held in the school on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The new prefectorial board consisting of 22 junior prefects and 38 senior prefects was sworn in on the occasion .The Chief Guest on this occasion, Ms. Sharada Subramaniam, Joint Secretary, Rajya Sabha, addressed the newly appointed prefectorial board members. She blessed each one of them and motivated them to work as a team and support each other.


FACE TO FAITH VIDEO CONFERNCE

An introductory video conference was conducted with the Commonweal School, London on April 17, 2012. The students in the age group of 12 to 13years participated in this conference.

The participants introduced themselves and discussed about various important festivals celebrated in India and U.K. The students of our school presented a special song on “Respect” for their friends in London.

The second session was conducted on May 10, 2012. The theme for this session was ‘Faith and Religious Freedom’. The students of the two schools presented songs for the members of their partner school. This was followed by a discussion on ‘Faith and religion’.


GOTIPUA DANCE -PRESENTATION

The students of Classes VI to XI as part of the cultural enrichment initiative of the school witnessed a very rare and unique dance performance by the Gotipua dancers. This dance is the forerunner of the present day Odishi dance form. The dance had young pre-adolescent boys called ‘gotipuas’ dressed up as girls performing to the singing of Vaishnabi songs invoking Lord Jagannath. The recital included Vandana and Abhinaya. The audience were mesmerized by Bandhana Nritya, a presentation where the Gotipuas dancers performed different acrobatic yogic postures creating images of Radha and Krishna.


CHUNAUTI 2012

The Silver Jubilee year, interschool cultural festival ‘Chunauti 2012’ was held in school on April 26 and April 27, 2012. Fifteen competitions designed for the festival caught the imagination and creativity of the participants. The school set a new record for itself by hosting 41 prestigious schools from Delhi and the National Capital Region.

Shrimati Shobha Broota, an internationally acclaimed artist of fine art was the Chief Guest at the inaugural function. During her address she encouraged the students to follow their dreams with passion. The festival saw eminent judges from the fields of music, dance, art, craft, gastronomy, science, ICT, history and languages adjudging the competitions with professionalism and patience.

It was a delight to see the students approaching the competitions with creativity and enthusiasm.

The UstadMustak Ali Khan rolling trophy for overall excellence in music and dance went to St. Goerge’s School, Alaknanda. They were also the proud recipients of the overall Chunauti trophy.


A VISIT BY UK DELEGATION


A fifteen member U K delegation visited the school on April 10, 2012. The Principal, Ms. Anita Paul, gave a presentation on ‘Best and Innovative Practices in our school’. The students of the primary wing presented a specially prepared cultural programme for the guests. The delegates later took a round of the school and observed junior and middle classes. They also met and interacted with the members of the junior activity clubs. They appreciated the work done by the students.



Apeejay School, Saket Celebrates Silver Jubilee

Apeejay School, Saket commenced its ‘Sliver Jubilee’ celebrations on April 4, 2012. Having completed 25 glorious years of excellence in education, it was apt to start the year by invoking the blessings of the Almighty. A special havan was organized in school on the day. The occasion was graced by Mrs.SushmaBerlia, President, Apeejay Education Society; Mr. Nishant Berlia, Joint Secretary, Apeejay Education Society ; Mrs. Nisha Berlia ,Member, Apeejay Education Society; Mr. V.S. Garg, Education Advisor, Apeejay Education Society; Executive members of the Parent body; Principal ,Mrs. Anita Paul; staff and students of the school.

This was followed by the unveiling of the Silver Jubilee logo.

Sharing her thoughts and beliefs, Mrs. Berlia mentioned that this should be a year of introspection to actualize the deepest potential in the students. She felt that the pursuit of excellence would be the greatest tribute to late Dr. Stya Paul, founder Chairman, Apeejay Education Society. She thanked all the stakeholders for working towards the Chairman’s vision and aiding in making it a reality.

She concluded her speech by exalting the efforts of the school and said the pace at which the school was scaling new heights it seemed that the limit of the sky needs expansion.


LEADERSHIP CAMP - PREFECTORIAL BOARD
The first phase of the Leadership Camp for the prefects of session was held on May 11, 2011.
SENIORS
Session –I: The ice breaking session focused on the development of intra and interpersonal skills and was conducted by Ms. Sangeeta Arora and Ms. Gita Pattnayak.
Session –II: This session was conducted by Ms. Ritesh Sharma and dealt with developing the leadership quotient.
Session-III: This session emphasized on effective leader and its developments. The resource person was Dr. B. B. Khanna, School of Management, IGNOU.

JUNIORS
Session –I: The first session was an ice breaking session conducted by Ms. Archana Gupta and Ms. Sangeeta Handa.
Session –II: This session was conducted by Ms. Shalini Tandon and Ms. Samia Razi and dealt with the skills required to build an effective team.
Session –III: This session dealt with the art of depending intra personal and interpersonal relationships. The resource persons for the session were Ms. Sarita Chawla and Ms. Divya Tewari.

PREFECTORIAL BOARD INVESTITURE CEREMONY
To entrust the newly appointed school council with the responsibility of being the representatives of the school, Apeejay School, Saket , held its annual Investiture ceremony on May 6 , 2011 , in the school auditorium. The occasion was graced by Mrs. Rooplekha Khullar ,professor, Janaki Devi Memorial College as the chief guest for the day. The programme commenced amidst chanting of shlokas and lighting of the lamp. The office bearers pledged to carry out their duties with sincerity. The chief guest congratulated the students and motivated them to respond with responsibility and reflect it in each and every activity they undertake. Principal, Mrs. Anita Paul , welcomed the chief guest and also motivated the student council with her inspiring words.

CHUNAUTI 2011
The school held its annual school fest “Chunauti”, a cultural extravaganza on April 28, 2011 and April 29, 2011. The fest was inaugurated by the renowned sitar maestro Pandit Devbrata Choudhury. In his speech he emboldened the students to diligently work towards actualizing their efforts in all the events spread across the two days. The festival saw 37 schools from Delhi and the NCR participating in competitions that included Literary Criss Cross, Tabla Tarang, Fancy Dress, Ninaad – vocal singing, Spring Beauty - origami, Creative Hands- Clay Modeling , Sudoku, print ad, movie making, Cartoon Making, Panch bhuta- contemporary dance and Kavya Rachna Pratiyogita. The Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan ( UMAK) rolling trophy for overall excellence in Dance and Music was bagged by Apeejay School, NOIDA. They also had the good fortune of scoring the highest number of points and also bagged the overall trophy.

PRIMARY APPRECIATION DAY
The primary students were appreciated on Saturday, February 26, 2011. The programme included a vibrant and colourful cultural presentation by the students. More than 300 students were involved in various events of the evening. Ms. Roopa Srinivasan , Director, Ministry of Culture Govt. of India and Shri Prakash Manu, reputed author and former editor, Nandan graced the evening , gave away prizes and blessed the students.

PRE PRIMAY APPRECIATION
The Nursery and KG Annual Appreciation Day, The Talespinner was held on February 5 and February 11, 2011 respectively. Both the shows boasted of hundred percent participation and brought to the fore the amazing acting abilities of the youngest most students of the school. Each class dramatized a story spun by The Talespinner and enjoyed singing and dancing to the rhythms of the African jungle, the beats of the oriental tunes of China and the chirping of the birds. Every student was awarded for his /her talent and qualities. Dr. Ira Saxena, eminent author for children and Mrs. Bindulika Sharma, Professor, Department of Fine Arts , Jamia Milia Islamia and illustrator for children graced the Nursery and KG Annual Appreciation Days as Chief Guests respectively.

FACE TO FAITH WORKSHOP
Mrs. Simmi Kher, Indian Coordinator of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation visited school on January 27, 2011 to familiarize the students with the Face to Faith global schools programmes. She explained to the students of classes VII to X that Face to Faith is designed to encourage young people to recognise the similarities between faiths and more importantly to respect and deal with the differences between diverse and sometimes conflicting worldviews. She said that by learning about people of differing social, cultural and religious perspectives, young people build their awareness of the role of faith in their lives and in the lives of others. She explained that Face to Faith encouraged videoconferencing as a means of getting to know about people around the world better and also that it served as a platform of taking part in a plethora of activities.

REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS
The school celebrated the 62nd Republic Day with patriotic fervor on January 25, 2011. The Principal, Mrs. Anita Paul hoisted the national flag. In her speech she urged the students to be deeply committed to their work and pursue it with complete honesty. The celebrations included a short cultural programme and the rendition of ‘Sare Jahan Se Achcha’.

GLOBETROTTERS EXHIBITION
The students of class I worked on a project titled “ Globetrotters’ an International School Award activity. They held an exhibition in school on January 22, 2011. The students learnt about different greetings, counting , flags and national dresses of different countries . On the day of the exhibition the students dressed in the traditional dresses and holding flags of the countries they undertook to study, welcomed all the guests to the exhibition in various languages. Mrs. Fee Fee Lee of the Chinese Cultural Centre and Mrs. Lerma Mukherjee appreciated the students and teachers for their involvement in the project and their creative work.

FESTIVALS- AN EXHIBITION
The students of class II worked on a project “ Festivals” for the International School Award . They hosted an exhibition of the work done on January 22, 2011. The students studied about the major festivals celebrated in China, Japan and India. The effort made by each student in learning the culture and language of these three countries was tremendous and highly appreciated by the visitors and Guest of Honour Ms. Kauzve Singh Khurana from Japan. Ms. Kauzve interacted with the students and was surprised to be greeted in Japanese and see the students dressed in traditional costumes of the countries they studied and explaining the festivals studied so well.

NATIONAL FLOWERS- AN EXHIBITION
Under the International School Award Project, the students of Class III worked on a project titled “ National Flowers “. They did an in-depth comparative study of the national flowers of India and it’s neighbouring countries and held an exhibition of their work on January 22, 2011. Mrs. Lakshmishree Bandopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Delhi University, a special invitee was highly impressed by the display of all the work done by the students.

FOLD MOUNTAINS -AN EXHIBITION
The students of Class IV worked on a project titled “ Fold Mountains” as part of the International School Award activity. They studied about all the details about these mountains and exhibited their work for their parents in school on January 22, 2011. Mr. Inderjit Arora, a special guest praised the school and appreciated the students on the beautiful and comprehensive work done by the students.

REACHING OUT – AN EXHIBITION
The students of class V worked on an International School Award Project titled “ Reaching Out”. They did a comparative study of the postal system of India and Russia as a means of communication. They organized an exhibition of their work on January 22, 2011. The Guest of Honour, Dmitry Dubewskey , CEO SBER bank applauded the effort of the young learners. It was a delight to see the students interacting confidently with all the guests and explaining the details of the postal system in the two countries.

DENTAL CAMP
Under the aegis of the Rotary Club, Midtown, the school organized a free dental checkup for the students of classes IV to VI on January 21, 2011. The camp was held to spread awareness among the students about the importance of dental hygiene. Dr. Alok and his team operated from a mobile van stationed in the school premises .

Become a Water Harvester- An Exhibition
The students of Class X of Apeejay School, Saket organized an exhibition for the parents on December 24, 2010 to showcase the work they had undertaken for a project titled  “Become a Water Harvester” as part of the  International School Award ( ISA) of the British Council.   They gave an impressive PowerPoint presentation on  the need of water harvesting  and various water harvesting techniques are adopted in arid, semi-arid, mountainous and urban areas around the world. The exhibition also included working models of the traditional water harvesting systems. The special guests for the morning were members of a Japanese delegation who were on visit to India to explore teaching aids for the visually impaired in Japan.  They were thoroughly impressed by the tactile modelsmade by the students.

Child Labour – An Exhibition
The students of Class VII undertook comparative study about child labour in various countries in Asia as part of the International Award Project. They held an exhibition for their parents in school on December 24, 2010 to bring to light their findings.  The Chief Guest, Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Project Director, Building and Wood Workers International speaking to the students said that it was laudable that the students at a tender age were able to compile and present information so effectively. He was pleased that the students had developed an understanding about the ills of child labour enabling them to grow up as sensitive individuals.

Food Fair
A food fair was organized in school by the students of Class VI  on December24, 2010.  The students had  worked on an International School Award project titled “ What’s On My Plate?”.  The project involved a cross cultural comparison of the eating habits in teens in USA, England, China and India. They correlated the eating habits with the incidence of juvenile diabetes and obesity  in children in these countries. The visitors were treated to samples of the various dishes eaten by people from across the globe to maintain good health.

Stories from Different parts of the World
The students of Class KG organized an exhibition for the parents on December 22, 2010 to showcase the work they had undertaken for a project titled  “ Stories from different parts of the World ” The exhibition comprised story enactment, music, dance and art and craft displays related to countries like China, Arabia and Africa. Mrs. Fee Fee Lee, member of the Indian Chinese cultural association, Delhi, graced the occasion as a special guest.

Annual Appreciation Day
Apeejay School, Saket celebrated the Annual Appreciation of the senior school on December  11, 2010 for the academic session 2010- 11.  The day was dedicated to the memory of our beloved Chairman Late Shri  Stya Paulji.

The evening began with a Ganesh Vandana dance performance to the strains of the song ‘Deva Ho Deva’.  The ceremonial lamp was lit by the Chief Guest  Shri  G.S. Patnaik, Principal Secretary ( Home), Govt. of NCT of Delhi, the Guest of Honour , Shri. S.C. Khuntia , Joint Secretary, Secondary Education, Ministry of  Human Resource Development, Government of India, the special guest , Ms. Nidhi Khare, Director, Disabilities Division, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India  and  Shri V.S. Garg, Educational Advisor cum HRD Officer, Apeejay Education Society accompanied by the Principal, Ms. Anita Paul.

A photoplay highlighting the iconic personality of Late Shri Stya Paulji was shown on the occasion. The Principal acquainted the audience with the impressive achievements of the school for the present academic session.

A number of school students from Class VI to Class XII were awarded prizes for scholastic and co-scholastic excellence. Students were also appreciated for possessing true human values. The prizes were given away by the Chief Guest, the Guest of Honour and the Special Guest.

Shri G.S. Patnaik in his address said that value education is supreme and remains with a person throughout his/ her life.  The Bhagavad-Gita he said contains the essence of life.  Shri S.C. Khuntia congratulated all the prize winners and felt that that Apeejay School, Saket can serve as a model of joyful learning.  He said he was pleased with the way the school tapped and drew out the best in students in both the scholastic and co-scholastic fields. Ms. Khare speaking on the occasion was of the opinion that, as India is  an emerging world leader, our children as global citizens should be provided with knowledge about our great heritage.  She expressed her happiness that the school recognized and appreciated  the talents of the children which usually go unrecognized.

The highlight of the evening was staging of a play titled “ Karmayogi”. This was based on the Gita Updesh and drove home the fact it is the duty of every mortal soul to conquer all worldly desires and emotions and thread on the path to becoming a noble soul.  This play was akin to the life of our Chairman, Late Shri Stya Paulji who can be personified as a true “Karmayogi”.

Teeny Weeny Fun Fair
The students of Pre-Primary and Class I organized the much waited annual event-The Teeny Weeny Fun Fair on November 20, 2010.

All the items and games were based on the theme ‘An Indian Village’ . The exhibition showcased a typical Indian village where a village temple, a well, a pathshala, huts, a potter’s wheel and a calf were put on display for the children for hands on experience about village life. The fair also aimed at teaching correct utilization of money, concept of buying and selling and most of all strengthen the decision making skills of the students.

The Chief Guest, Ms. Dimple Rangila, Assistant Professor, Women Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College was pleased  to witness such an enriching, informative and colourful exhibition.

“Give Us A Chance”- an Exhibition
The students of Class VIII of Apeejay School, Saket organized an exhibition for the parents on November 27, 2010 to showcase the work they had undertaken for a project titled  “ Give Us A Chance” as part of the  International School Award ( ISA) of the British Council.   They displayed their research material pertaining to the endangered animals from across the globe  they had worked on for the period of four months.  The special guests for the morning included Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Senior Co-ordinator , Centre for Science and Environment and Mrs. Nita Nangia Goswami, Director, Environment Education Division of the Worldwide Fund for Nature ( WWF), India.

The students displayed good communication skills and a thorough understanding about the various aspects of the endangered animals they had researched on and won accolades from all the visitors to the exhibition.

Mathematics in Beauty – An Exhibition
The students of Class X and XI undertook the an extensive study of the  existence of the golden ratio φ (phi) in the nature  and architecture  of the monuments from around the world .The students through this study  established a direct relationship between golden ratio and symmetry which leads to beauty in nature and anthropogenic architecture. This project was titled “ Mathematics in Beauty”, as part of the International School Award ( ISA) initiated by the British Council.

They held an exhibition for their parents in school on Saturday, November 20, 2010 to bring to light their findings.  The Chief Guest, Dr. Hukum Singh, Head, Department of Mathematics, NCERT in his speech highly appreciated the innovativeness of the students in bringing out the  importance of the golden ratio and in being able to effectively convey their  research to the visitors.  He asked the students to dream big and work towards becoming mathematicians of global repute.
The parents in their evaluation of the study felt that such an approach to teaching mathematics leads to a meaningful learning experience.

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
A meeting of the Principals and resource persons from all Apeejay Schools was hosted by Apeejay School, Saket on October 30, 2010. The meeting was chaired by Madam Sushma Berlia, President, Apeejay Education Society and convened by Mr. G.C.Vats, Educational  Advisor and Mr. V.S.Garg, Educational Advisor-cum HRD Officer, Apeejay Education Society.

In her keynote address, Mrs. Berlia highlighted the need to have ongoing professional development to keep teachers aware of the emerging changes in the field of education.

Mr. G. C. Vats, Educational Advisor, Apeejay Education Society, while talking about the ‘Role of Resource Persons’, said that the resource persons should plan in-service programmes with achieveable goals taking into account the needs and resources available in schools. 

Mr. Garg,  spoke on “Strategies for Teacher Development Programmes”.  He felt that with the paradigm shift in the role of a teacher from an information giver to an information processor and from a knowledge provider to a facilitator of learning, it was of paramount importance that teaching strategies need to be guided discovery and enquiry based.   He elaborated on some models for school based in service programmes  which would equip the teachers to make instruction in school more meaningful.

The role of the resource persons and strategies for teacher development programmes were deliberated at length and presentations made on the subject.  The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr. D.K. Bedi, Principal, Apeejay School, Pitampura.

STUDENT AWARENESS PROGRAMME
Two Yogic experts, Mr. Shiven and Ms. Lata of the Dhyan Foundation were invited to school to familiarize the students about the science of Yoga. Mr. Shiven emphasized the need to balance mind, body and soul for complete existence.  The students were initiated into ‘Sanatan Kriya a practice that brings about  emotional and physical well-being in individuals.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP
On October 30, 2010, the school organized a blood donation camp under the aegis of Rotary Club Midtown.  Dr. Batta and his team of five doctors encouraged the parents and teachers to donate blood to help the needy.  A total of 31 units were collected on the day.


FOUNDER’S DAY-2010
Apeejay School,Saket, reverberated with the sounds of shlokas and bhajans on October 20, 2010 as the entire school congregated to salute their vibrant and spirited founder Chairman, Dr. Stya Paul on Founder’s Day.

Children paid their obeisance by showering petals on their beloved Chairman Sir’s portrait, who is regarded as an emissary of selfless love and profound humility. Principal Mrs. Anita Paul paid tribute to him as a beacon of inspiration whose life is an example of strong will power, deep commitment and indomitable spirit.

The President Mrs. Sushma Berlia’s message, read by the Vice- Principal, Mrs. Anuradha Handa, was a befitting tribute of her love and respect for Shri Stya Paulji, a great multidimensional personality. In her message she described him as a positive thinker and a human being par excellence.

 JOY OF GIVING
The primary wing celebrated the ‘Joy of Giving ‘ week from September 23 to October 1, 2010.  The students worked enthusiastically on four projects during the week.  Students of Class VA collected toys and stationery items for the less privileged children. Students of Class VB collected old newspapers and later organized a lunch the class IV employees of the school.  The students of class IV worked as green warriors by designing  and gifting green warrior badges to those who work on making this earth more beautiful and a greener planet.  Class III formed the 3 R brigade and made everyone aware of the need to  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle resources available in nature.


COMMON WEALTH GAMES
The Junior wing of the school organized a simulated ‘Common Wealth Games’ in the school.  The inaugural function was held on September 21, 2010.  The mascot of the games ‘ Shera ‘ welcomed the participants.  The students presented a vibrant and colourful programme along with a PowerPoint presentation detailing the common wealth games.  A number of events and competitions were held like Mask Making, Colouring of the Mascot, Collage Making, Logo Designing and a Quiz. Fun races were organized in which the students participated with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal.

FANCY LAND
A four day fancy dress extravaganza was organized in school from September 14 through September 17, 2010 for the students of the Pre Primary Wing.  The themes chosen were ‘ Food for Health and Fun’ and ‘Health and Hygiene’ for  K.G.A and K.G. B respectively  and ‘Transport and ‘Animals and Birds for Nursery A and Nursery B respectively.  This endeavour saw 100% participation and it was a pleasure to see the tiny tots displaying a great deal of confidence.


FOREGIVENESS DAY
This was observed in school on September 7, 2010.  A special guest, Mr. Dinesh Jain was invited on the day to be a part of the morning assembly. In his interaction with the students of VI to XII he implored the students to create goodwill and trust among themselves.  He also stressed that forgiveness is a virtue and not a weakness.  Some of the students shared their experiences about being positive and forgiving people in their lives.

 

INTERACT CLUB INVESTITURE CEREMONY
In keeping with the trend of inducting new faces in the ‘Interact Club’ and bestowing them with new responsibilities, an investiture ceremony was organized on September 8, 2010.  The Chief Guest, Dr. Sunil Nigam, President, Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown and other distinguished members of the Inner Wheel Club graced the occasion with their benign presence.

Itr. Anisha Anand was formally enrolled as the President of the club.The new team comprising Vice President, Team Coordinator, Treasurer, two Secretaries and Directors from classes VI to XII were sworn in.  The ceremony also included an entertaining cultural programme which livened up the proceedings and kindled the spirit of humaneness in every member.

COMMERCE DAY
The commerce day was held on September 13, 2010, with a view to acquaint the students with the business world.  The theme chosen for the day was ‘ We Mean Business’.  The main focus was on the meaning of business and commerce.   It also highlighted how business activities were classified and also its impact on lives of individuals.   Various career options were made familiar to the audience.
And a number of queries were answered to the satisfaction of the students. 

 

GET ACTIVE MISSION
Under the aegis of ‘ Pepsico’ and ‘Swashrit Society’, a campaign on healthy eating habits was organized in the school on August 31, 2010.  It aimed at driving and instilling an active life style and healthy nutritional habits amongst school students.  The resource persons, Ms. Vasundhra Govil,  Nutritionist and Project Co-ordinator and Ms. Malvika Jain, a Health Counselor emphasized the importance of being healthy, striking the right balance in eating and in using energy wisely.  Various queries of the students on health and nutrition were answered by the resource people.

LEADERSHIP CAMP  PHASE II
This was held on August 30, 2010 for the members of the junior and senior prefectorial board.

SENIORS
SESSION V
This session was conducted by Radha Mohan Gupta, Head of Procurement, Reckitt Benckiser India, Ltd. on the topic ‘Decision Making’.  The session involved an activity ‘ Lost at Sea’ through which the students were taught that group decision making was more effective than individual decision making.

SESSION VI
The session on ‘ Team Building’ was conducted by Ms. Ramta Mishra, Manager, Human Resource Development, Kelly Services.  It was very interactive and interspersed with activities like stories, a skit and games to highlight the major essential requirements of team work like practicing, strategizing, listening, adjustment and effective communication.  It taught the students that they should compete with situations and not with people.  The session also dealt with the attributes essential to become good leaders.

JUNIORS
SESSION VI
Ms. Shalini Tandon and Ms. Seema Passi conducted an interactive session on ‘Effective Teamwork’.  The students were involved in group work and games where they were supposed to help each other and work as a team.  The teachers used the PEC kit and the students thoroughly enjoyed working together.

SESSION VII
Ms. Sarita Chawla and Ms. Phullora Sikdar  conducted a session on ‘Problem Solving’.  A number of group activities interspersed the session which taught the students the art of problem solving and decision making.

SESSION VIII
The session on ‘ Creativity in Teamwork ‘ was conducted by Ms. Poonam Bhaskar and Ms. Rachna Magoo.  Through an animal simile game the students were familiarized with the qualities of a good team.  The students also played a blindfold game to show that it was important for a team to plan and move in an organized manner for it to achieve its outcome. Students also learnt through this session that creativity is the prime factor which helps in solving problems, making decisions and in visualizing the possibilities that lie ahead.


ENGLISH DEPARTMENT DAY
The English Department Day was celebrated in school on August 23, 2010.  The topic focused on the life of teens. The programme comprised a Just A minute competition, a group recitation and a short play “On the Other Side” by John Stuart Knapp.

The special invitee for the day was Master Prateek Arora, a 17 year old of Class XII from Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram.  He is the author of a book titled “Village No. 1104”, published by Har-Anand this year. He participated in a panel discussion and fielded questions from the audience about his life and work with élan.

He is a multi talented personality who has expertise in information technology and is also a trained western vocal singer.  He motivated the students by urging them not to ignore their passions in life and strike a perfect balance between academics and other ambitions

DAKSHTA PADAK SAMAROH
The hard work put in by the students of classes VI to XII bore fruit on August 21, 2010 with their being facilitated for their academic excellence in the Dakshata Padak Samaroh organized by the school.  157 students who scored 80% and above in classes VI to IX, 8.6 CGPA in class X and 75%  in class XI were presented scholar badges during the function.   22 students were  also awarded  super scholar  badges for having scored 80% and above consecutively  for the past 3 years and 23 students were  awarded  super scholar  badges for having scored 80% and above consecutively for the past  four years . The badges were given away by the Chief Guest Mr. Roop Krishen Khar, a renowned scholar and academician and presently the Proctor at the Jamia Hamdard University.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest, impressed upon the fact that children have to take charge of their lives and discover and mold themselves into exemplary human beings.  This he felt could be done by enhancing knowledge and communication skills, inculcating a spirit of enquiry and by being focused and committed to attaining goals.


CELEBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE 63rd  INDEPENDENCE DAY
To commemorate the 63 rd year of attaining Independence, a function was organized in school on August 13, 2010.  The Chief Guest of the day was Lt. General V.S. Tonk (AVSM), Deputy Chief of Army Staff( Information System and Training).  The day began with the unfurling of the Indian tricolor by the Chief Guest followed by a   cultural extravaganza. 

The Principal while formally welcoming the Chief Guest impressed upon the students the need to remember that freedom always comes with a sense of responsibility. 

As part of the cultural segment, a street play was enacted on the ills that plague our nation and a message that the power to empower these ills lies within all of us.  The programme also included patriotic songs and vibrant dances depicting the rich cultural heritage of our nation. 

The Chief Guest in his speech expressed his appreciation to the gathering for the medium chosen to put forth the Indian maxim “Unity in Diversity” and urged the students to adopt everything Indian. He encouraged the students to join the Indian Army as it provides them an opportunity to protect their motherland and exhibit true leadership.

WORKSHOPS FOR APPRAISAL OF THE CONTINUOUS COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION (CCE) FOR THE STUDENTS OF CLASSES VI TO VIII
A series of workshops were conducted in early July in school to appraise the teachers, students and parents about the pattern of evaluation as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education.  They were informed through presentations that the CCE in classes VI to VIII is intended to provide a holistic profile of the learner through evaluation of both scholastic and co-scholastic areas. They were also familiarized about the grading system to be followed.



A REQUIEM
A requiem, on account of the demise of our respected Chairman Sir, Shri Stya Paulji was organized in school for the teachers on June 29, 2010 and for the students on July 1, 2010 respectively.

It included a prayer and bhajans being rendered by the staff mem/bers. The Principal, shared with the teachers and the students his ideology and ideals as an infinite human being. She passionately highlighted various instances of her personal interactions with Chairman Sir and the positive impact they have had on her.

The teachers and the students also shared their experiences about the interactions they had with Chairman Sir and considered themselves fortunate for having shared some precious moments with him. They hailed him as a benevolent personality and a true Karamyogi. 

LEADERSHIP CAMP
The first phase of the leadership camp was held in the school on May 14, 2010.

SENIOR PREFECTORIAL BOARD
Session I:  The ice breaking session was conducted by Ms. Sangeeta Arora and Ms. Gita Pattanayak.  This focused on interpersonal and intrapersonal skills essential in leaders.
                            
Session II:  An interactive session was conducted by Mr. Sudhir Banerjee, CEO of Honeywell. It focused on the sense of belonging in a community.

Session III: This session explored the fundamentals of leadership.  Mr. Deepankar Das, General Manager, IBM discussed the tips for effective leaders. 

Session IV: Ms. Anuradha Handa and Ms. Indira Kaushik dealt with the duties of presfects in this session.

JUNIOR PREFECTORIAL BOARD
Session I:     The ice breaking session was conducted by Ms. Shalini Tandon and Ms. Seema Passi.  The students taught about leadership though games and there was a personal introduction by the participants.

Session II:  The session dealt with the leadership traits and qualities that are the hallmark of leaders.  Ms. Divya Tiwari and Ms. Sangeeta Handa  conducted this session.

Session III: Ms. Vinita Sachdeva and Ms. Chand Nanda introduced the concept of team building by making the students do creative work in groups.

PREFECTORIAL BOARD INVESTITURE CEREMONY
On May 7, 2010, the newly elected and selected members of the Prefectorial Board were sworn into office in an impressive ceremony. The Chief Guest for the occasion Dr. Rajlaxmi Rath, Professor, University Grants Commission gave away the batches to the incumbents.  In her speech she designated the school as an incubator of leadership qualities and lauded its efforts about training students at such a young age.
She urged the students to surge ahead in eradicating menacing evils like poverty, illiteracy and ill-health prevailing in the society.

LENDING A HELPING HAND
“Let’s Do It Delhi”, an organization whose main aim is sensitizing people about the need for cleanliness organized a cleanliness drive.
Sixty nine students of the school went on a cleanliness drive to PVR, Saket on May 7, 2010 to rid the area of polybags, bottles and other litter.  Twenty students of Classes VI to VIII on the same day cleaned up the area adjoining  the school by gathering litter in bags which was later disposed off in a big Municipal Corporation dustbin.  This initiative sensitized the students about the value of community service.


ORIENTATION FOR THE PARENTS OF CLASS I
The parents of the students who had just entered the primary wing were invited to school for an interaction with the Principal, Ms. Anita Paul and the Primary Incharge, Ms. Shalini Tandon on April 24, 2010. They were familiarized with the changes their wards would be undergoing in terms of the school curriculum and the evaluation pattern.


WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

Mr. Manas Ranjan Mahapatra, a prominent writer and translator, conducted a creativewriting workshop for the teachers on April 24, 2010.  He gave a few topics for the teachers to write upon and then discussed the pieces written by them and dealt at length about the essentials required to create a travelogue, book review, contents of a magazine and a current topic.

EXPRESSIONS
A special guest Mr. N.P, Agarwal was invited to school to address the students of Classes VI to XII during the morning assembly on April4, 2010. He spoke on the topic “ Positive Attitude”. He highlighted the importance of self belief in attaining our goals. 

ORIENTATION OF THE NEW STUDENTS INTO MIDDLE SCHOOL
On the first day of school, April 1, 2010, the students of Class VI were oriented into middle school. An interactive session was conducted  by  Mrs. Karuni Subrahmanyam, Academic Co-ordinator, to make the transition from  the primary wing to the senior wing of the school  as less turbulent as possible for the students.

The session included information about the subjects they would be taught, the teachers who would teach them, the system of examination, the workings of the house system and the prefectorial board, the list of club activities they could choose from, and the rules and regulations that they would have to adhere to. 

CHUNAUTI 2010
Chunauti  the annual interschool festival  held on April 22 and 23, 2010, transformed the school into an  arena which saw a plethora of competitions ranging from performing arts, literature to science. The events included  Rang-E-Qawwali, Junk is Funk, Thumb Magic, Poetic Expression, Spell Well, Reminisce, Kolam, Calli Creations, Ekal Abhinay, Musical Diversity,  Rhythm of Seven Sisters and the Science of Magic.  

Chunauti 2010, in it’s thirteenth year witnessed the true spirit of a teenager as it saw an overwhelming response of students from Kindergarten to Class XII  from 34 schools of Delhi and the National Capital Region participating with infectious zeal and vigour.

The Chief Guest for the inaugural function Padmashree Ranjana Gauharji, an  accomplished Oddisi dancer, enlightened the students about the origin of traditional Indian classical dance forms.  She felt that the strength of our country  is it’s rich cultural heritage.  She appreciated the effort of the school for providing a platform to revive the interest in them.

The events were judged by eminent personalities in different fields and the students were applauded  for their professional approach  and élan of performance.

The Ustaad Mustaq (UMAK ) trophy instituted by Pandit Debrata Choudhary in memory  of his guru maestro Ustad Mustaq Ali Khan is given to a school which participates in all the competitions related to dance and music during the Chunauti competition. This year the trophy was handed over to G.D. Goenka School, Vasant Kunj.

Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar bagged the overall trophy.

For the detailed Chunauti results  click here.


ANNUAL APPRECIATION DAY (PRE-PRIMARY)
The Pre-Primary Annual Appreciation Day was held on two separate days, February 5, 2010 and February 11, 2010 for the Kindergarten and Nursery classes respectively. Both the days witnessed colourful performances by our tiny tots.  The confidence and élan with which they performed on stage was commendable. All the students were appreciated for their scholastic and co-scholastic achievements. 

The Chief Guest for the K.G. function Shri R.G. Sharma, Education Officer, Zone 23, in his speech urged the parents to foster the enthusiasm projected by students till they leave the portals of the school after Class XII.

The Chief Guest for the Nursery function Dr. Sarwat Ali, Reader, Institute of Advanced Studies  in Education, Jamia Milia Islamia , advised the parents and teachers to let the child decide what he/she would like to become and not impose their own aspirations on them.

ABHINANDAN
The special year end function to bless the outgoing Class XII students was held on January, 29, 2010.  The programme  commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by the Chief guest of the evening Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava, a professor at the FORE School of Management, New Delhi. A somber candle light ceremony was the highlight of the function. The Principal and the teachers blessed the students for their future endeavours.

REPUBLIC DAY

The 60th Republic Day was celebrated by the school with immense patriotic zeal. Lt. Col Gunjan posted in 505 Army Base was the Chief Guest and unfurled the national flag.  A colourful cultural programme presented by the students followed.  The programme traced the struggle for independence in the form of a short skit.  The programme included a patriotic song and a vibrant dance depicting the colours of  India.

Students who had excelled in academics consecutively for the past three and four years were presented the super scholar badges by the Chief Guest. In his address the Chief Guest congratulated all the prize winners of the morning.  He urged the students to join the defence forces and serve the nation.  He felt the youth of today are the architects of tomorrow and  their regional identity should give way to national identity.  The programme concluded with the rendition of ‘ Saare Jahan Se Achcha’.

SOLAR ECLIPSE

The solar eclipse of January 15, 2010 was an annular eclipse.  It was the longest annular solar eclipse of the millennium. The next one of a similar kind is expected only in the year 3043. Keeping this in mind the school procured the special solar eclipse viewing goggles from the Nehru Planetarium. The students and teachers  of the school thus got an opportunity to view the eclipse.