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School notes: Special assembly at R D Rajpal School

The school organised a special assembly for primary wing students from September 17-25.

October 8, 2012 12:56:10 am

The school organised a special assembly for primary wing students from September 17-25. Students showcased their immense talent. Parents were also invited to take part in the assembly. The function began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by Principal Alka Kshatriya.

A well-coordinated fashion show,folk dances,Punjabi bhangra ,puppet show,group songs and role play were showcased by students. The current trend is to blend the best of East and West and this was done effectively by students in an Indo-Western dance. The show created an environment of joy and happiness for parents who were happy to see their children perform with confidence on stage.

NPSC workshop at Springdales,Pusa Road

Springdales School,Pusa Road,organised a workshop on “Values In Education” for NPSC Schools in collaboration with the CBSE.

CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi inaugurated the session and expressed his belief that value education was necessary to help children give voice to their ethical dilemmas in an open environment . He congratulated Springdales School Principal Ameeta Mulla for taking this initiative. In her welcome address,Ameeta Mulla Wattal said that it was important for educators to come together in imparting values. She released the “Value Education Manual”,which will be introduced in CBSE schools across the country.

An understanding of the manner in which value-based questions were to be framed in each subject,in accordance with CBSE guidelines,was provided in the presentation by Anita Luthra,Academic Supervisor,Springdales School. Around 140 teachers from 70 NPSC schools participated in this interactive workshop. They were involved in creating a bank of “value-based questions” in the prescribed subjects which will later be given to the CBSE.

This endeavour was highly appreciated by L V Sehgal,Principal,Bal Bharati School and Chairman,NPSC. He expressed his conviction in the initiative.

French week celebrated at St Thomas School

French week was celebrated in St Thomas School from August 21-24. Students of Classes IX and X participated in the programme organised at the school auditorium.

The week commenced with the enactment of fables by Jean de La Fontaine. The four fables — the ant and the grasshopper,the ass in the lion’s skin,the city mouse and the farmer and his sons — took the audience on a journey into their childhood. The vibrant costumes filled the stage with myriad hues,charming the audience and keeping them enthralled. The second day opened song recitals and poetry enactment such as “A beautiful morning” and “For you my Love” by Jacques Prévert. The last day of celebrations saw an exhibition of charts,posters and collages based on the festivals of France bringing alive the French culture,art and tradition.

The grand finale was an amalgamation of the events performed on all three days. The chief guest on the occasion was Chantal Prost,Attache for French language,Embassy of France. She was warmly welcomed by the Principal A Amos who also gave a brief history of the school’s journey over the last eight decades.

Concourse – a journey together – at Ramjas

Ramjas School,Pusa Road,organised “Concourse — A journey together”,at the school recently. The event parents,students,teachers and school management coming together to provide a platform to interact,deliberate and define the many issues that concern the growth and progress of students. The programme began with a showcasing of the multi-faceted talents of students. The parents witnessed the creative skills and talents of their wards besides their academic achievements. Beautiful paintings,vibrant rangolis and exhibits made by the Robotics Club were also showcased. Deep Kapoor offered tips on how to master the game of chess. Music,dance and other cultural events were organised as part of the programme. The guests and hosts actively participated in a panel discussion on “erosion of values”. A dance drama,“Mohana —the enchantress” was also preformed by students. A lively rendition of folk songs had everyone present tapping their feet. Speaking on the occasion,Principal Bindra remarked on how events like this were a part of the school’s endeavour to reach out to the parent community and involve them in their ward’s education. Shubhra Gupta,manager of the school,was also present.

The programme ended with high tea during which teachers and parents met informally and shared their opinions on various issues. The event was highly appreciated by all.

International exchange scheme at St Mary’s

St Mary’s School,Dwarka,had the rare privilege of hosting 30 delegates from Vietnam. The delegation comprised teachers from different schools in Vietnam and representatives from TERI (The Energy and Research Institutes). The school has already been chosen as the nodal school by TERI for the role it plays to spread awareness of effective waste management. The delegation appreciated the efforts and activities of the Eco-Club of the school such as rainwater harvesting,vermi-composting,maintaining a botanical garden,harnessing solar energy and tetra-pack collection.

The visitors were accorded a warm welcome which was followed by a mosaic of cultural items. The visiting dignitaries were impressed by the models and projects showcased by students of the junior section depicting rural India and its role in preserving the environment.

ASN School celebrates Hindi Divas

ASN Senior Secondary School celebrated Hindi Divas recently. It was organised to sensitise students towards Hindi,which is the national language. To mark the occasion,various activities were organised for different classes. Students from the primary wing participated in activities such as Hindi poem recitals and story-telling. The middle school organized inter-house competitions such as hasya kavi sammelan,where students presented their poems in Hindi. A street play was also staged depicting social issues like corruption,brain drain,gender bias,etc.

K L Luthra,the school chairman,said we should respect our mother tongue and feel proud to be an Indian. Principal Sonia Luthra told students that learning Hindi helped open a rich treasure trove of Indian literature.

Swimming championship at DPS,RK Puram

Delhi Public School,R K Puram,had the privilege of hosting the 27th All India IPSC Swimming Championship (Boys & Girls) from September 29 to October 1. Over 500 children from 23 schools across the country participated in the event. The youngest swimmers to take part in the event was nine years old.

Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC) was formed in 1939 and now has 79 schools as its members. DPS,R K Puram,has been a member of the IPSC since 1992. The primary aim of a Public School as stated in the IPSC Articles is,“to prepare students of ability for positions of service and responsibilities in all walks of national life”. The chief guest at the opening ceremony was Manavjit Singh Sandhu,the renowned shooter. The other guests of honour were Anjum Chopra,former captain of the National Women’s Cricket Team,and Neha Aggarwal,ace table tennis player. All three are alumni of DPS,R K Puram.

The closing ceremony took place on October 1. Chief guest of the event,Ashok Chandra,Chairman of DPS Society,lit the ceremonial lamp. Vice-principal Shobha Mehta welcomed the guests and congratulated the participants. Addressing the gathering,Ashok Chandra stressed on the importance of such meets as great “learning experiences” which help students to be “better human beings” and provide “opportunities for forging lifelong friendships”.

The Best Swimmer in the Under-19 (Boys) category went to Bobby Rana of Modern School,Barakhamba Road,and the Best Swimmer Under-19 (Girls) was bagged by Anjali Nair of the same school . In the Under-17 (Boys) category,Harsh Yadav of DPS,R K Puram,bagged the Best Swimmer prize with five new meet records.

In the overall tally,the Second runners up (Boys & girls) was DPS R K Puram with 437 points. The overall runners up for both categories was Modern School,Barakhamba Road with 456 points and the overall winners (Boys & Girls) of the Championship was Motilal Nehru School of Sports,Rai,Sonepat.

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