‘Sanchetna’ is one of the annual features of Apeejay School, Pitampura. This program is conducted to encourage and help the students to explore their hidden talents. The leadership program gives a platform to bring together an enthusiastic bunch of students from Class X to conduct workshops for the students of Class V in the field of their respective expertise. This year, ‘Sanchetna’ was conducted online.
‘Sanchetna’ encourages students to explore and showcase their hidden talents and capabilities, guided by our senior students who brainstormed in planning and executing the workshops with a variety of learning experiences for the students of Class V. These workshops are designed to cultivate essential life skills and mould their personality.
New Delhi, June 30, 2020: The School came up with a well-crafted concept of engaging its students, parents and alumni art the time of lockdown through an online initiative for the Summer Break – The Brew House. The idea behind hosting Brew House activities was to stay connected with our extended family and help them ease out and get over the trauma of being locked and confined to their houses and to relax & rejuvenate! The activities were designed to allow students to establish their expertise while strengthening their family bonds. Performing with children to create enduring memories that’ll be cherished for life and of course the joy of growing together is immeasurable. Such fruitful engagements also kept all distractions at bay. Right from the Pre-primary to the Senior Wing, everyone was roped in the plethora of activities scheduled for a month, commencing from 25th May till 30th June 2020.
Our tiny tots were no less. The Pre-Primary Department came up with ‘Razmataaz’ - A bouquet of colourful activities, meticulously designed for the little ones. It was a real treat to the eyes and ears to watch and hear little bundles of joy dressed up as puppets, singing with their parents for the event of ‘Sangeet Sandhya’, performing with their moms and dads in ‘TikTok’ style and talking about their favourite cartoons in ‘Toon Times’.
Everything was so perfectly lined up for the day that every Brew House show was a house full. The wholesome participation of the family with grandparents, praying and performing together, warmed our hearts. The connection between the School and home was strengthened through these activities, although when the physical school was closed. The sincere efforts made by the School, staff, students, alumni and parents did bore fruit. As it is rightly said - “Everything in life is possible, provided you have the will to do it”.
Remembering Chairman Sir on his Punya Tithi
New Delhi, June 8, 2020: Apeejay School, Pitampura, remembered our beloved Founder Chairman, Dr Syta Paul, on his 10th Punya Tithi wherein a bhajan program was also organised on the Zoom platform.
School Prinicpal, Ms Veena Goel, paid her tribute by sharing about Sir’s life. Three students - Sonika Mittal, Maulvika and Lakshay Bangia - sang few of Chairman Sir’s favourite bhajans. Ms Suman Saluja, PGT Maths, sang the bhajan Achutam Keshavam. Ms Ritu Kohli, Ms Deepti Sharma and Mr Sumit Varma from the Music Department together sang the prayer Vishwapati Ke Dhyan Mein Jisne Lagayi Ho Lagan.
Dr Sujeet Eric Masih, Vice-Principal, Ms Savita Panhotra and Ms Praveen also spoke about Chairman Sir.
The Magic of Storytelling
New Delhi, June 27, 2020: Apeejay School, Pitampura, created a magical hour of story telling session for its students, parents, teachers and friends through a webinar titled ‘Leverage Story Telling – An Important Tool of Education in Teaching Learning’ on 27th June 2020 from 10:30 am onwards. The Resource Person, Mr Ameen Haque, of the popular ‘Storywallahs’ fame bewitched the virtual viewers with his charismatic & begulling mix of words, expression and voice modulation, enthralling young and old alike. The session was graced by the presence of Dr V.S. Garg, Education Advisor, Apeejay Education Society along with students, parents and faculty from our sister schools.
Story Coach, Innovoation Consultant and Diversity Champion, Mr Ameen Haque, introduced the attendees to the evolution and power of the story from the time humankind first came together as a community. In its simplest form, storytelling remains a powerful element of communication, with the narrative being equally as compelling as essays and textbooks. He shared how it offers us the opportunity to connect to like-minded characters or see the world literally from within someone else’s skin.
His interactive way of seeking answers from parents and teachers created a warm and easy bond between the two. He shared that listening to a story instead of watching a video allows the child to use his or her imagination more fully. This creativity process encourages free thinking and the formation of innovative ideas. “If teachers can be storytellers then children will love and learn all subjects. Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and History, everything should be taught through stories,” adds Ameen.