APRIL 2017

 

 

 

INTER-HOUSE DEBATE COMPETITION (VI- VIII)



Date: 29th April, 2017
Topic:  Modern Indian Languages v/s Foreign Languages: As You Like it

An Inter- House Debate Competition for Classes VI- VIII was organized on 29th April, 2017 in the Multipurpose Hall. The theme for the same was ‘Modern Indian Languages v/s Foreign Languages: As You Like it’.
Aims:    To make them aware of the importance of the third language
To make them realize the role of languages in enhancing the culture.
Learning Outcomes:     The students understood the importance of regional languages in shaping their culture.
Results are as follows: 

Position

House

Participants

FIRST

Avni House

 Jiya Jindal

SECOND

Agni House

 Saanch Kapoor

THIRD

Ambar House

 Dhruv Tandon

 

INTER-HOUSE DEBATE COMPETITION (IX- XI)

Date: 29th April, 2017
Topic:  Right to Freedom of Expression: To Be or Not to Be

An Inter- House Debate Competition for Classes IX- XI was organized on 29th April, 2017 in the Amphitheatre. The theme for the same was ‘Right to Freedom of Expression: To Be or Not to Be’.

Aims:    To make them realize that with Rights come certain responsibilities which should not be overlooked.
To make them aware of their duties in school.
Learning Outcomes:     The students understood their resposibilities.

Results are as follows: 

Position

House

Participants

FIRST

Avni House

 Meghna Grover

SECOND

Ambar House

 Rohan Samanta

THIRD

 Achal House

 Chahat Vohra

 

 

 

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 WORKSHOP ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NOISE AWARENESS



Date: 26th April, 2017
Venue: CSIR-NPL
Attended by: Ms. Dolly Dhawan, Dr. Neha, Mr. Vinod Sharma, students of classes XI and X


A Workshop to mark the 21st International Noise Awareness Day was organised by CSIR-NPL on 26th April, 2017. The objective of the Workshop was to spread awareness amongst the students regarding effects of noise on Health and Well-being. The distinguished speakers included Directors from CSIR-NPL and Acrostic Society of India.
Dr. Mahavir Singh, Acrostic Ultrasonic and Vibration Meteorology section led the session to apprise the students about the major concern and the most detrimental effects on auditory and general health of a person which can lack of sleep, concentration, irritation and hypertension. Multiple sources of noise pollution like honking of vehicles, aeroplanes, crackers, industries, machines, etc. were discussed. Noise pollution is crossing the limit of normal hearing capacity of human ear i.e. beyond 80-85 decibels.
The workshop concluded with an interactive session with the students. It ended with thoughtful words of Robert Koch (Boble Prize winner for cell): ‘Time is not far when noise will be as dangerous as cholera and plague’.
The workshop was very informative. The students gained knowledge and were sensitised towards the issue.

 

 

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NATIONAL SEMINAR ON: INNOVATIVE PRACTICES IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR PERSON WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (DIVYANGJAN)


Date:  19 March 2017
Organised by: ADARSH REHABILITATION CENTRE FORPHYSICALLY & MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN
SPEAKERS: DR. RENU MALVIYA, DR. SHANKAR LAL, MR. SULTAN SINGH
Attended by: Ms. Laxmi Tewatia (Special Educator)


The conference began with a brief introduction about inclusive education by Dr. Rajesh Sheron, Director of institute. Followed by lecture on issues & challenges in inclusive education, a discussion upon various challenges like Academic achievements (output) versus meeting individual needs • Preparing all teachers for inclusive education. Then a detailed discussion was held on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - 2016 Passed by Parliament. The Bill will replace the existing PwD Act, 1995, which was enacted 21 years back. The Rajya Sabha has already passed the Bill on 14.12.2016.   The salient features of the Bill are:   i.       Disability has been defined based on an evolving and dynamic concept.  ii.          The types of disabilities have been increased from existing 7 to 21 and the Central Government will have the power to add more types of disabilities.
Then a lecture was delivered on Inclusive curriculum & its importance. Defining 'Inclusive curriculum' as a good curriculum, not a special one, not something separate, but refers to all of the good practice around learning that is designed, planned and delivered to enable EVERYONE to access it, regardless of student educational, dispositional, circumstantial, or cultural background. The Equality Act (2010) which applies across employment, education and the provision of services, outlaws direct and indirect discrimination on the grounds of the protected characteristics including age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, religion/belief and sexual orientation. The act also requires public authorities, including universities, to take positive steps to promote equality across all their activities. 
Technological innovations in inclusive education ranging from low-tech devices like crutches or a special grip for a pen, to more advanced items like hearing aids and glasses, to high-tech devices such as computers with specialized software for helping dyslexics to read (WHO, 2009). Information and communication technologies (ICT), universally designed technologies, educational technologies, emerging and innovative technologies, and accessible technologies to help them to work around or compensate for a disability’.
Outcome: The seminar was very informative; it updates me about various innovative practices that can be used for children with special needs in our school environment like use of ICT & low to high tech devices to assist them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INTER CLASS GRAFFITI COMPETITION (III-A III -B)


“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

 

To instill the love for Mother Earth, to create better citizens for future and to bring about awareness and new perspectives, Graffiti Competition was organized. The students of class III were offered the opportunity to showcase their artistic imagination and creativity on 18 th April’2017. The theme chosen was, “Mother Earth”.

 

The objective of the program was to create a colorful and vibrant ambience and to let the talent of the students come out brilliantly on the canvass. Dazzling ideas, which navigated their way on the white sheets, were indeed a bliss to watch. The zeal and enthusiasm showed by the participants was certainly commendable. 

The imaginative expression was of a quality that can be compared with the best anywhere. Students’ participation showed their flair for crafting images and their sensitivity towards the environment. The judges appreciated and were spellbound by the beautiful creations. Both the teams did a wonderfully well , however, Class III-B was declared the winner.

 

 

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TEACHERS DAY OUT- MOVIE SHOW FOR TEACHERS

 

There’s virtue in work and there’s virtue in rest. One should use both and overlook neither. At Gyan Devi Salwan Public School, we believe that a calm mind is the ultimate weapon against challenges. So, teachers were given one day to relax and re- energize themselves. The teachers watched a movie at Satyam Cineplex followed by a sumptuous meal. After all ‘A little nonsense now and then Is cherished by wise men’.

 

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MOTHER EARTH PARTICIPANTS


Class: 1 And 2
Venue: Multi Purpose Hall

Over the centuries, we have mercilessly utilized and depleted the Earth’s resources. Our sheer ignorance has begun to cause severe problems like depletion of the Ozone layer, death of rivers due to dumping of industrial waste, global warming etc. In our quest for industrialization, heavy amount of deforestation has taken place. This has harmed the Earth’s environment. The ice at the Poles has started to melt due to the rise in Earth’s temperature. This is an ominous sign of what is to come. We have dug quite a huge pit for ourselves already, and it seems that  we can't get out of it. So, days like the 'Earth Day' remind us to be caring and loving to mother Earth. Thus to inculcate the same, an Inter class Role Play Competition was organized for classes 1 and 2.


Children spoke beautiful lines for mother earth. Enthusiastic participants from classes 1 and 2 adorned the stage in their colourful dresses and mesmerizing monologues. The presentations were very enrapturing and this made it difficult for the judges to decide  conclusively.  
Primary school headmistress Ms. Tarana Sehgal and Principal Ms. Mukul Jha appreciated the students for their beautiful presentations and applauded their efforts. They sensitized children about proper use of resources. Children took an oath not to waste resources and do their bit to save Earth. Children were also asked to bring innovative ideas to save Earth in the form of a card.

 

Result
Class 1
I.            Pehar
II.         Garvita Singh Rajput
III.       Ayaan Sharma

 

Class 2
I.            Suhana Mehta
II.          Ranya Goswami
III.        Mitansh 
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ORIENTATION I-V

The annual Orientation Program for parents and students of Gyan Devi Salwan Public School ( Primary wing)  was organized on April 7, 2017 for classes 1-3 and on April 10,2017 for classes 4-5 in the school premises. The orientation program had different sessions. While parents were engaged in an interactive discussion with the class teachers, students were engaged in various creative activities. For classes 1-3, an art competition was organized to unleash their artistic potential and win attractive prizes also. Likewise, for classes 4-5, there was a clay modelling workshop organized by NIE (Times of India, student’s edition) wherein the students learnt to create attractive objects  by using clay on the potter’s wheel, under the supervision and guidance of the resource person .


The class teachers of classes1-5 shared a Power point presentation with parents regarding the Primary School Curriculum and other activities planned for students in the ensuing academic year. The new examination and assessment policies were also explained.
Parents play a vital role in building a child’s future. All their concerns were addressed while making them appreciate the importance of nurturing a strong bond with the school in order to add value to the future of the ward as well as the school.
Please click on the link given below for photographs of the Orientation day programme.
Thanks & Regards,

Primary Co-ordinators

 

 

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SWACHH BHARAT (CLEAN INDIA)

 

Date: 7th April, 2017
Event: Swachh Bharat song Composition

Students of Class V participated in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for a mass movement to realize Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Swachh Bharat (Clean India).
 
A good song that captures the essence of the Swachh Bharat initiative and at the same time inspires the people of India to join the movement was composed under the mentorship of Ms. Kumud Diwan, the world renowned Thumri diva.
 
Ms. Diwan gave the outline to the students who picked up quickly the idea and composed the song according to their perception. The song was then set on raag Mishra Kalavati and the students sang the song spontaneously. It was a quick response by the students which manifested their deep understanding of the nationwide movement. The recording of the event can be viewed on the youtube link of the school

 

 

 

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FINANCIAL LITERACY

 

Date: 06.04.17
Venue: Multipurpose Hall
Time : 9.00 am
Class : Attended: VI to XII

Topic : Financial Literacy

 

The workshop on financial literacy was organised for the students off classes VI to XII. The aim off the workshop was to make money smart school. The speaker introduced students to the concept of financial literacy. Te students were also introduced to new terms like online banking, debit cards , credit cards, financial markets etc.

Overall it was a good learning experience for the students.

 

 

 

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April Activities (KG)

 

PARENTS' ORIENTATION
An Orientation Programme was organized on Saturday, 01.04.2017 for the Parents of Class KG to make their ward’s transition from pre-school (Nursery) to Pre-Primary (KG) as smooth and easy as possible.
The Orientation Programme commenced with a prayer. The Class Teachers welcomed the parents and briefed them about the school and the importance of good parenting and teaching. The presentation by the Class Teachers provided the parents with an insight into the school curriculum, the syllabus for the entire session, teaching methodologies and general instructions.
This was followed by a presentation by Dr. Simpy Jindal, an alumni and dentist by profession, who apprised the parents about taking care of dental problems of their children at an early age and steps to ensure healthy gums and teeth through good eating habits.

 

 

WELCOME  CARNIVAL
The start of a new academic session is a milestone that is often anticipated with great excitement and joy. On Monday, 03.04.2017 the students were welcomed into their new classrooms by the Nursery teachers. After settling down, they enjoyed an activity in which they completed the facial features on given cut outs and wrote their names on them.
A Magic Show was also organized for Class KG as well as Nursery children in order to give them a great experience of a world of wonder and excitement.

 

 

 

BAISAKHI CELEBRATIONS
Baisakhi is an important harvest festival of Punjab that has religious value as well.
On Thursday, 13.04.17 Baisakhi festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the students, who enjoyed dancing on Bhangra beats. They were shown a small animated video on the festival.
They were also made aware of the importance of this festival by showcasing the Punjabi culture. The objective behind the celebrations was to apprise the children of their culture and heritage
The celebration of this festival marked the beginning of festivities.


EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS
The earth has enough to fulfil everyone’s need 
But it can never satisfy everyone’s greed...
Everything in the world around us is built upon the Earth, grows on the Earth, or depends on the environment of the Earth in some or the other way. As we know this is the only planet where survival is possible so it becomes our duty to save our Mother Earth. In order to educate our little ones about what we have and what we are losing by acting in ways that aren’t environment friendly or energy efficient, we teach them to think of an action now to protect our environment before it’s too late. Keeping this in mind, Gyan Devi Salwan Public School celebrated ‘The Earth day’ on 21st April, 2017.
The students of class KG celebrated Earth Day with a host of educational and fun activities.  Go Green race and paper tearing activity were organised for the students.  In Go Green race, students put flowers in a pot before reaching the finishing point. In paper tearing activity, a worksheet on Earth was provided to the students and they carried out paper tearing and pasting activity according to the colours of our planet.
The students were made aware that EVERY DAY IS AN EARTH DAY and the purpose of celebrating Earth Day is to help to keep our grass green and our skies blue with more trees  and less pollution.

 

 

 

Role Play Activity:   My Family
A Role Play Activity on the topic “My Family” was organized for the students of KG on Friday 28.04.2017 wherein, enthusiastic students came dressed up as one of their favourite family members and spoke a few lines on the same. As an educational activity, it provided opportunities to students for a truly experiential learning.