Inter House competitions form an integral part of the school curriculum so whether it is skill or elocution quiz or best out-of waste, games or yoga, all competitions are held with verve and gusto and are aimed at highlighting the importance of sportsmanship for bringing out, the best of compelling spirit of young players.
Apeejay School, NOIDA, provides various opportunities for training of students for leadership. The school provides this training through two official bodies- PREFECTORIAL BOARD and THE SCHOOL COUNCIL. The school is further divided into four house systems – GANDHI HOUSE, NEHRU HOUSE, RADHAKRISHNAN HOUSE AND TAGORE HOUSE. These houses are looked after by a team of House Prefects and House Wardens.The four houses not only symbolize high values, but at Apeejay our students are also trained to be messengers of these values, not only within the school boundaries but to take them far and beyond.
Parent Connect’ Session
“When I learn something new and it happens every day, I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest”
Noida, June 26, 2020: Owing to the pandemic, COVID-19, we all have been maintaining social distance and are working from the relatively safer confines of our homes. Apeejay School, Noida, ventured to extend a helping hand to all its stakeholders by providing them a platform to discuss these issues with an impressive team of experts.
A ‘Parent Connect’ session through Zoom webinar was held on Friday, June 26, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to allay the apprehensions of parents in these unprecedented times and to vitalize their trust in the School's vision, mission, policy and ethos.
School Principal, Mr AK Sharma, accorded a warm welcome to all the panelists and the parents. He reiterated the resolve of Apeejay School, Noida to not only provide its students quality education but also assist them in their physical, social and emotional well-being. He gave an overview of the vision of this prestigious institution that was established by Late Founder Chairman, Apeejay Education Society, Dr Stya Paul ji and now flourishing under the able guidance of his only daughter and child, Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia. Mr AK Sharma also reaffirmed that during the lockdown period, the School and parents are conjoined Home-School partners in this journey of educating students and keeping them safe and healthy.
The elite panel consisted of Dr Garima Srivastava, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Delhi; Dr Srishti Goel, Assistant Professor, Department of Neonatology, Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi and Dr Namita Nadar, Head, Clinical Nutrition, Fortis Hospital, Noida.
Dr Garima, a psychologist, highlighted the parenting challenges in the times of Covid-19 and suggested innovative strategies to counteract them. Dr Srishti, an alumna, provided an in-depth insight into managing emotions and age appropriate ways to stay productive during the lockdown period.
Dr Namita, a dietician & nutritionist, emphasised on the need for taking good nutrition to develop strong immunity and gave tips to stay safe and healthy during these times. She outlined the nutritional requirement for the proper growth and development of children.
The informative sessions by the panel of experts were followed by an interactive Q&A session wherein the guest speakers responded to the queries of parents. The experts counselled parents and provided them tips to engage their children during this time of confinement, staying positive, creating a daily routine, managing nutrition, maintaining discipline at home and reducing emotional stress.
Mrs Amrita Hajela, Vice-Principal, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the panel of experts and also thanked the parent fraternity for sparing their valuable time and being a part of the webinar. Parents appreciated this wonderful opportunity to interact with experts and gain insight into domains of Psychology and Neonatology.
Intra-Class Quiz Competition
Noida, January 23, 2020: Intra-Class Quiz Competition was held for Class II in the School auditorium on January 23, 2020. Two students from each section were selected through a preliminary round held in the respective classes. These selected students participated in the final round as representatives of their sections. The Quiz consisted of seven rounds wherein various innovative questions (visual) were asked based on the general awareness of the students. The students answered the questions enthusiastically. The performance of all the students was applauded by one and all. The event was concluded by Ms Smriti Samuel, Primary In-Charge. She appreciated the efforts put in by the students as well as the teachers. The results of the competition were as follows:
|POSITION||NAME OF PARTICIPANTS||CLASS & SEC|
English Debate Competition
Noida, January 23, 2020: Keeping the students abreast with the latest technology, the Primary Department of Apeejay School, Noida, organised an Inter-Class English Debate Competition for the students of Class V. The Competition aimed to promote the skills of effective 'Public Speaking'. The participants enthusiastically expressed their views in favour of and against the topic: 'Television is an Effective Tool in Building the Minds of Children’. The talented group of participants presented their views which gave us an insight into the pros and cons of ‘Technology’.
The judges appreciated the participants and their performance. The Debate Competition not only encouraged the healthy competitive spirit but also left us with much food for thought. Results were as follows:
|POSITION||FOR THE MOTION||AGAINST THE MOTION|
|First||Ishrat Sharma (V C)||Avika Bansal (V D)|
|Second||Anusha Jain (V F)||Rushil Bhatt (V F)|
|Third||Chhavi Singh (V G)||Aryaveer Singh (V C)|
Inter-House Quiz Competition
Noida, January 15, 2020: An Inter-house Quiz Competition was organised for the students of the Primary Department in the School auditorium. Six students from classes III to V represented their Houses. The quiz was hosted by Ms Ritika Wadhawan, Ms Sushma Bathla was the time keeper, while the scores were recorded by Ms Mona Bakshi. The Computer Department prepared interesting and brain-tickling questions to be put up for the participants. The skilled participants performed to the best of their abilities and gave witty answers in all the six rounds, namely – Wordwise, All Around Me, Number Jumble, Musically Sound, Hindi Round, English Round, General Awareness, Bujho To Jane, Our Heritage and Market Wise. The main objective of Quiz Competition was to encourage students to look beyond their textual knowledge and establish a relationship between theory and application of the concepts. The auditorium was buzzing with cheers from the enthusiastic audience as their houses bagged the prizes.
The results were as follows:
|THIRD||RADHA KRISHNAN HOUSE|
Orientation Programme for Students of Nursery (Session 2019-20 )
Noida, March 27, 2019: Apeejay School, Noida, organised a two-day Orientation Programme for the newly admitted students of Class Nursery. 138 students attended this programme on March 26, 2019 and 128 students attended it on March 27, 2019, from 9:00am to 12:30pm.
The purpose was to familiarise them with their new classrooms, their new teachers, classmates, school campus and the mode of transport. The two-day event included interesting activities like listening to stories, dancing, reciting rhymes, eating together and making new friends.
The students visited the School auditorium wherein teachers dramatized the story of ‘The Capseller & the Monkey’. They danced on songs and enjoyed themselves. All the students were handed over safely to their authorised guardians.
This induction programme helped the students to get oriented to the School environment as they geared up to commence the new session from April 04, 2019.