School News October 2017

November 7, 2017
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GRADE - WISE

Grades 5 & 6 (Girls)

Calligraphy Competition (Hindi & English) which was planned to be conducted on October 24th is postponed till further notice.

Grade 5 & 6 (Boys)

A Visit to Old Age Home which was initially planned on September 17th is now completed on October 2nd. Students entertained the elderly people with their talents like dancing & singing and took pleasure to distribute sweets to them. It was also an opportunity for them to interact, to realize the value of elderly people and the responsibility to take care of them.

Grade 7 & 8 (Girls)

Thematic Assembly titled ‘International Day of Non Violence’ was conducted on October 2nd. Through this assembly, students highlighted the importance and gave examples of well-known leaders like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and highlighted their contributions to bring peace to the world.

Grade 7 & 8 (Boys)

A Special Assembly titled ‘Non Violence Day’ was conducted on October 2nd. This assembly created awareness among students to support non-violence. They presented a play, enacted a skit and offered speeches.

Grade 9 & 10 (Girls)

Term End Exam was conducted from October 5th till 16th. The objective of this exam for students is to evaluate comprehensively their learning and understanding of the term 1 syllabus. It will also help to provide constructive feedback of their performance.

Thematic Assembly titled ‘Diwali – The Festival of Lights’ was held on October 24th. During this assembly, students spoke at length about the ten-day long celebrations associated with Diwali. They concluded it with a mesmerizing Diya Dance. They got to understand that the triumph of the good over the evil.

Thematic Assembly titled ‘Ahimsa - Destination Peace’ was conducted on October 25th. Students presented a morally inspiring assembly as a tribute to the social and political reformers world-wide. The message of peace and non-violence was appropriately conveyed through the depiction of the ‘Dandi March’. It helped them imbibe the importance of the ideals of peace and non-violence.

Hindi Divas and Teacher’s Day which was planned on October 29th had to be canceled owing to the non-availability of the school auditorium (fitness challenge).

Grade 9 & 10 (Boys)

International Day for Elderly with the theme ‘Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society’ was held on October 2nd. During this day, students delivered a speech over recess radio to support the elderly and to raise awareness about various issues that surround the elderly in today’s society. They highlighted the ways that will lead to full and effective participation of older people in the society, in accordance with their basic rights, needs and preferences. It was an opportunity for them to take a stand against ageism by drawing attention to and challenging negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing. The theme helped to explore effective means of promoting and strengthening the participation of older persons in various aspects of social, cultural, economic & civic and political life. They also tried their best to sensitize the young towards the aged & the needy and inculcate the values of love, compassion & care for elderly people.

International Day for Non Violence was held on October 2nd. Students hosted a chat show over recess radio accentuating the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi on non-violence and its implementation in today’s world. It was an opportunity to promote the ideals of non-violence among teenagers. It also helped to secure culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence. It aimed to make students actively involved in peaceful behavior in the midst of conflict, becoming an exemplary to those around by breaking the destructive cycle of retaliation when they believe they have been wronged. It also marked the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

World Teachers Day was celebrated on October 4th. This day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding, and appreciation displayed for the vital contributions that teachers make to education and development. Students acknowledge & honour the hard work put in by teachers towards success and enriching their personality by imparting ethical & academic knowledge. Teachers felt nostalgic and applauded the efforts of students to make this day a memorable one.

World Food Day with the theme ‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’ was held on October 17th. The objective of this day was to inculcate healthy food habits and awareness regarding the choice of food among students. It helped to heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world and take important step forward eradicating man’s perpetual struggle against hunger and malnutrition. They were engaged in an inter-house salad making competition. It was an opportunity for them to reveal their creativity and display copious types of both vegetable & fruit salads. They also explained the specialty of their salad and the importance of including it in our regular diet. Cleanliness, nutritional value, taste and presentation were the basic criterion for the judgment. Judges exhorted upon the students to make salad eating a routine habit for enabling them to maintain a healthy life.

Diwali Celebration was held on October 17th. This celebration marked the victory of good over the evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. It is also a commemoration of the light of wisdom in our lives. Lamps are lit on this day to communicate this profound truth of life. To spread this true essence of Diwali, Hindi Department conducted an interclass Diwali Decoration Competition. Students’ artistry and creativity came to display as they decorated their classes with colourful lights, origami art and Rangoli. Use of newspaper cuttings, ice cream sticks and other waste materials made the arrangements even more captivating and eco-friendly. Some classes even highlighted the message of clean, peaceful and a cracker– free Diwali. Teachers also took time and effort to make a mesmerizing rangoli in the entrance of our block. Everyone in the section was in festive mood and celebrated the day with great fun and excitement.

Grade 11 & 12 (Girls)

Fortnight Delite program was conducted on October 26th. Through this program, students from Home Science, Marketing, Salesmanship and Accounting sold nutritious items like ProVitA Salad & Fruit Pops. The proceeds of the sales will go towards the Chairman’s Welfare Fund. It helped to introduce the concept of a nutritious meal in student’s life with fun & good taste and to provide them interdisciplinary learning opportunities. The Art & Craft and the Green Patrol departments also played a major role.

Grade 11 (Boys)

Department of English organised a Short Story writing competition. A prompt was given four days in advance and students were asked to write a story in 2000 to 2500 words. Last day of submission was on October 28th. The stories will be evaluated on a ten point scale. Results will be announced during December 2017, first week.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Topic was given to interested students from grades 8 to 10. Five best paintings were selected and sent to India for ICS International Painting Competition judgement. Winning students will receive certificate and their painting will be printed in the calendar along with their class and school.

CAREER CENTRE

Special Presentations of University of Westminster & Brunel University was conducted on October 3rd, O.P. Jindal Global University (India) on October 5th and Connecticut College, Baylor University & Northeastern University on October 10th for grade 12. Through these presentations, students were informed about the universities programs offered, admission requirements, application process & deadlines, and fee structure.

US Universities Fair (Linden Tour) was organised on October 15th for grade 12. During this fair, the university representatives gave first-hand information about their programs offer, admission requirements & deadlines and fee structure. Participated universities were Bryant University, Creighton University, Duke University, Hult International Business School, Kansas State University, Marist College, University of California Berkely, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Kansas, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of New Haven, American University and Amburn University.

Canadian Universities Fair and USA & Canadian Universities Fair were organised on October 16th & 22nd respectively for grade 11 & 12. Students were able to get knowledge about the university’s programs offer, admission requirements, application process & deadlines and fee structure. Participated Canadian universities were Bishop’s University, University of Calgary, Carleton University, Concordia University, Dalhousie University, University of Guelph, Memorial University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, St. Francis Xavier University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Vancouver Island University. Participated USA & Canadian universities were Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, College of New Caledonia, Thompson Rivers University, University of Waterloo, University of Manitoba, MacEwan University, Humber College, University of Alberta, Brock University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Lakehead University, Huron University College and University of Windsor.

Special Presentations of VIT University (India) was conducted on October 17th and Symbiosis International University (India) on October 30th for grade 11 & 12. These presentations were an opportunity for students to get knowledge about the university’s programs offer, admission requirements, application process & deadlines and fee structure.

US Universities Mini Fair was held on October 18th & 31st for grade 11 & 12. The university representatives gave first-hand information about their programs offer, admission requirements & deadlines and fee structure. Participated universities were University of California Los Angeles, University of Cincinnati, University of Wisconsin, Trine University, Wake Forest University, University of Redlands, Los Angeles Film School, Trident University International, Miami International University of Arts & Design and University of Idaho.

A Special Presentation of Glion Institute of Higher Education & Les Roches Global Hospitality Education (Switzerland) was conducted on October 23rd for grade 11 & 12 Commerce and Humanities. The objective of this presentation for students was to inform students about their programs offer, admission requirements, application process & deadlines and fee structure.

A Special Presentation of University of Groningen (Netherlands) was scheduled on October 24th for grade 11 & 12. The presentation did not push through because the university representatives were not able to come at school.

COUNSELLING CENTRE

Student Talks on the topics ‘Media Smart’ was conducted on October 23rd for grade 8 boys, ‘Social Intelligence’ on October 24th for grade 5 boys, ‘Anger Management’ on October 29th for grade 6 boys, ‘Communication with Parents’ on October 30th for grade 7 boys and ‘Exam Ready’ on October 31st for grade 10 boys. These talks helped students to be aware of cyber laws & identify distractors, enhance their social skills, identify triggers & manage anger appropriately, develop better skills to communicate with parents and get a toolkit for upcoming exams with awareness of distractors.

A Talk for Teachers on the topic ‘Classroom Intervention – Module 1’ was held during this month for grades 5 to 10 teachers. Through this talk, teachers got in-depth awareness of issues relevant to the section.

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Workshops for senior secondary teachers were conducted on October 7th in the subject of Chemistry and on October 28th in the subject of Physics. These workshops helped our teachers to improve their ‘Question Paper Setting’ skills and handle ‘HOTS’ questions.

A Motivational Talk titled ‘How to Teach? How to Excel as a teacher?’ by a resource person from India was held on October 28th for selected teachers from grades 5 to 8. This talk was encouraging, resourceful and helpful for our teachers.