National Reading Day
New Delhi, June 12, 2021: The Pre-Primary Department under the esteemed guidance by CBSE, celebrated the National Reading Day on Saturday, 19th June 2021. The students made an earnest effort to read the three-letter words, picture books, and fairy tales. Those who could not read, heard their parents read out stories for them.
ATL Tinker Fext – NEXUS 2021
New Delhi, June 30, 2021: Apeejay School, Pitampura invited entries for its 1st online five-day ATL Tinker Fest – NEXUS 2021 from Saturday, 26th June 2021 – Wednesday, 30th June 2021. The school received an overwhelming response from schools all over the country. 47 schools registered for the same
Event ‘XquizIt’ (Computer and Science Technology Quiz) was held on 26th June 2021, at 10:00 am. The inaugural started with welcoming the guest schools and the participants, followed by a prayer. Principal, Mrs. Veena Goel, addressed the students and motivated them. She wished the students good luck with upcoming events. The event was conducted by Manas Kapoor, Sarthak Garg, Dev Parikh, and Stuti Bansal. The quiz was conducted online on ‘Quizizz’ platform where the participants were given questions from various domains in the field of Science, technology, and computers. The main aim of the quiz was to assess the general awareness of students about the tech world and to develop out-of-the-box thinking through some logical answer questions. In 1st round, students had to answer 20 questions. The top 8 schools qualified for the 2nd round. The children enthusiastically participated in the event.
The event ‘Xposure’ (photography competition) was conducted. Five poems were given to the contestants in which they were supposed to choose any two poems and click two photographs based on them. Ms. Arzoo Khurana, an alumna & a passionate wildlife photographer, was invited along with Ms. Vandana Arora for judging the competition. Shashwat Mishra and Dhananjay Singh Rajput conducted the event under the guidance of Ms. Sarika Minocha. The schools actively participate in the event and made the event a grand success.
The event ‘eXecute’ - a HackerRank based Python programming competition - was conducted wherein participants had to complete the maximum questions in minimum time. The event required participants to create a logical solution to real-world based problems using coding as a tool.
‘CryptX’ was an online event similar to a ‘Capture the Flag’ event. Participants were given cryptic clues/hints which they needed to solve to get to the answers. Submitting the right answer would take them to the next level and so on. They needed to solve the Clues and keep climbing the leaderboard!!
In the event ‘Xpression’, the participants were provided with four clips from world-famous series and were asked to make a trailer for a hypothetical movie using those clips in four days. But, they were not allowed to use any dialogue or voice from the provided clips.
‘CodeBloX’ was a programming event for beginners (classes VI-VIII) in which the participants developed apps & games and explored the power of Block Coding.
The participants were allowed to develop their projects using any of the 2 given platforms (Scratch and App inventor). Both these platforms are very popular and are used by teachers and mentors as well, to introduce children to the world of coding.
In the ‘AudioXplode’ event, the participants were provided with different samples and had to make a track using at least two of them. The participants were to use their imagination and creativity to mix the given samples/sounds with their own.
‘UnXpected’ was the surprise event. To live up to its name, it had the most unexpected games. It was split into two rounds:
- Round One: Chrome’s Dino Game
- Round Two: Minecraft
New Delhi, June 12, 2021: ‘Love Conquers All’ was the theme of another episode of our weekly event, [email protected] on Saturday, 12th June 2021. Pre-Primary In-charge, Ms. Sonali Chopra, delivered the welcome address. Principal, Ms. Veena Goel presided over the event. To give a pious start to the programme, Shanaya Jain of Class III A presented a soulful rendition of God’s Love.
‘One who maintains a good state of health is living life to its fullest.’ This virtue was depicted by Ms. Rashmi Budhiraja where she emphasised the need for meditation for spiritual awakening. The programme was taken forward by our yoga teacher Ms. Natasha Garg who demonstrated some hand and wrist exercises throwing light on the importance of physical fitness.
From kids to the elderly, everyone loves listening to stories. Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world. Meer Ghuriani of Class KG B and Ms. Dipti Sateeja beautifully conveyed the idea to the viewers through their story that love is everywhere and in all of us.
To spread the spirit of happiness and joy, some students tickled the funny bones of all and everyone had a jolly time. Having a positive mindset about life changes our perspective on how we view each situation. To spread positivity in these gloomy days and lift everyone's spirits, a presentation ‘Fir Muskurayega India’ was shown in which Nursery students with their parents and grandparents inspired everyone.
With so many families being affected by the virus, it was the need of the hour to spread awareness about post covid care measures which were shared by our guest parent Dr. Rishikesh Nath, Consultant Pulmonologist.
Love truly makes our world spin and it especially lights up our children’s life. Knowing that there is always this love in the background goes a long way in maintaining a lifelong connection with happiness. To spread this message of love, students of classes K.G. and I passed on their cookies of love.
We, at Apeejay, have a strong network of alumni who are constantly connected with the school. Our alumnus, Sugeet Budhiraja from the batch 2017-18 left the audience spellbound by his soulful flute recital. ‘Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.’ The attendees were enthralled when Shivanshi Sharma of Class K.G C along with her grandmother sang a bhajan in praise of Lord Krishna.
Last but not least was a scintillating dance performance by Class I students and their mothers which was applauded by all. ‘Love is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest.’This message was spread throughout the event.
Principal, Ms. Veena Goel, appreciated the efforts invested by the students, parents, and teachers. Love truly conquered the hearts and minds of all the attendees.
Remembering Chairman Sir on his 11th Punya Tithi
New Delhi, June 2021: The 11th Punya Tithi of Dr. Stya Paul, Founder Chairman Apeejay Education, was observed with a solemn online prayer meeting. Students, parents, and staff came together to remember the visionary educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, industrialist, and above all the man with the golden heart. The prayer meeting commenced with the heartfelt tribute by the Principal, Mrs. Veena Goel, sharing the inspiring life and work of Dr. Stya Paul, a Purushottam in the true sense. Mr. N.N. Nayyar, Education Officer, Apeejay Education, also joined the meeting and shared some very personal anecdotes from his own experience of working under the guiding light of Chairman Sir, lovingly referred to as ‘Sethji’. The values personified by legendary Chairman Sir are now our life mantra. The students paid their tribute with a short video conceived and prepared by Hartej Singh, a student of Class X, which lovingly captured the beautiful journey of our iconic leader.
Soulful prayers sung melodiously by the students and staff added to the sanctity of the meeting as flowers offered with faith and piety at the feet of the idols by the devout.