AUGUST 2014


Parents Day 2014


Primary students of GD Salwan Public School , Rajinder Nagar  expressed  their  love and feelings for their parents by celebrating Parents Day on 30th August 2014.


It marked the yearlong celebration of silver jubilee year of the school. The event presented an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of parental involvement in a child's education.


Ms. Janak Juneja, IAS (Retd.) was the Chief Guest for the occasion .


The programme was an amalgam of both modern and traditional values .  The function started with the traditional lighting of the lamp followed by a plethora of songs and dances . The highlight of the programme was the Ganesh Vandana , a mesmerizing dance performance by Class III students .The captivating music of the songs “I have peace like a river’  , Making Melody in My Heart and Beautiful Sunday left the audience spellbound.   Some of the parents also performed and drew the admiration of one and all.


There were dance performances by Class I and II students on catchy numbers .Class I students expressed their concern over healthy food habits through a role play which was followed by a wonderful journey of dreams ‘Rainbow Fairies’ by the students of Class II .


The program culminated with a play depicting the 25 years of learning in Gd Salwan by the students of Class III. They even sang a beautiful rap written and composed by a primary teacher , Ms.Pooja Datta in praise of their school.


While complimenting the children for their excellent performance, the honorable Chairperson, Ms. Janak Juneja  stated that the school has grown from strength to strength and must continue to forge ahead to reach even greater   heights.
The Head Mistress,  Ms. Dimple Chawla in her vote of thanks , expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the Chairman for her unstinted support and guidance in all the endeavors of the school.  She also thanked the entire team of teachers involved in making the event a success.

 

 

 

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REPORT                                                                           
Date                :  28th August, 2014                                               
Venue             : SPS Morning
Event              : Birth Anniversary of Ustaad Vilayat Khan
Attended By   : Ms. Nisha Sharma & 10 Students
Conducted By : Zila Khan

               Ten students along with the music teacher Ms. Nisha Sharma attended the function of birth anniversary of Ustaad Vilayat Khan. Zila Khan, daughter of Vilayat Khan conducted a workshop of Sufi songs. The children became aware of many new things like changes made in sitar by Vilayat Khan, his personality etc. 
They  learnt some Sufi songs from the famous Sufi singer Zila Khan. A video clip about the life of Ustaad Vilayat Khan was also shown to them.
It was indeed a learning experience for students.

 

 

 

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Occasion            : Book Release
Day & Date        : Thursday, August 28, 2014
Venue                : Oxford Bookstore, N-Blk, CP, New Delhi-110001.
Organized by    : Times NIE
Attended by      : Ms. Jaswinder Kaur, Ms. Gayatri
                            12 students from classes XI and XII


Report                                    : Author Radhika Dhariwal on Thursday launched her debut novel 'The PetPost Secret' at the Oxford Book Store in CP, at a function organized by Times NIE. Ms. Sagarika Ghosh, Consulting Editor, Times of India, was the Guest of Honour for the event that was attended by students from various schools in Delhi.  Ms. Sagarika apprised the students about how challenging writing for children is and appreciated Dhariwal's work.


The book - a fantasy for children, is about a squirrel, who has to unzip the secret he carries in the folds of his brain to win his freedom. His adventures take him to strange lands filled with cats, bees and mice. This is a fascinating tale of love, loss and freedom. Radhika Dhariwal read a few excerpts from the book and had an interactive session with the students present in the ceremony. Some questions asked by the students of GD Salwan Public School were:

 

Vani Garg        : What is the message conveyed through the book?
Radhika           : The message that I want to convey through the book is that everyone should keep looking for their
                           identity- keep looking for two things- who you are and what you want to be (Where you are heading to).

Divya Dayal     : What inspired you to write an animal fiction?
Radhika           : Because animals as main characters give a writer a lot of flexibility and freedom.

Sakshi              : How was your journey as an author of this book?
Radhika           : It was quite easy for me to start writing this book but it was very difficult to end the book. This was the
                                         most challenging task as an author for me. The book was quite close to my heart so even telling about the
                         book to my friends and family and getting it published was a difficult decision.

Vinita Shersia  : Why a children's fantasy?
Radhika           : When I moved back to India from New York, I was planning to open a pre-school. Children were always on
                          my mind; and then one day, I saw a squirrel, a dog and a crow on the side of the street fighting over a
                          piece of bread. My mind kept wandering to the three animals fighting on the side of the street. Soon, those
                          animals morphed into my three main characters in the book.

 

Janova             : Teenagers today have developed a habit of writing. Whenever something good or bad happens, they
                            just feel like writing a note, a poem, an article, etc. But a difficult task it to get it published. How do we get
                            this done?
Radhika           : The different ways to get your stuff published initially are: post your writing online on a social media, create
                          blogs, send e-mails to people who like reading and also contact publishers. Keep writing, do not get
                          de-motivated.

                          It was an exclusive opportunity for students to witness the Book Release Ceremony and interact with
                          Radhika Dhariwal, who has authored the novel. The vote of thanks was moved by Mr. Puneet Jain,
                          Senior Vice President, Times of India.

 

 

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                                                                                REPORT
INTER HOUSE GROUP DISCUSSION COMPETITION (CLASSES IV &V)
VENUE: LIBRARY
DATE: 25TH August 25, 2014

TOPIC: INDIA’S PROGRESS SINCE INDEPENDENCE IN THE FOLLOWING FIELDS:


i. Trading    ii. Infrastructure   iii. Education        iv. Nuclear & Space Programmes

An Inter House Group Discussion was conducted in the school library to gauge the knowledge of the students regarding the progress of India in various fields of economic development, education and space programmes. The students of classes IV and V gathered a lot of information on the pre independence India and compared it with India in 2015.
This discussion helped the young Salwanians to enhance their knowledge and feel proud about the progress their country has done. The students spoke with zeal and enthusiasm and had a good modulation in the voice.
Kartikay and Sakshi of Achal House bagged First prize and were followed by Shivam and Kriti of Ambar House who came Second and Diya and Divye of Anal House who came Third.

Co ordinator:
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REPORT


INTER CLASSS ENGLISH POEM RECITATION COMPETITION (CLASSES I, II &V)
VENUE: Respective Classes
DATE: 25TH August 25, 2014
THEME: PATRIOTISM
An Inter Class Poem Recitation Competition was conducted in the school. The young Salwanians learned breathtaking poems and recited them with the enthusiastic feeling of patriotism.
They wore the tri-colour dupattas and had flags in their hands. They created an ambience with showered love for the country.
The results were as follows:
CLASS                          PRIZE WINNERS
I                            CLASS I – A
II                          CLASS II –A
III                         CLASS III – A

 

Co –ordinator:
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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE FOR TEACHER’S DAY (5th September 2014)
THE PROGRAMME WILL START AT 8:00 am sharp.

  1. Prayer
  2. Talk on Teacher’s Day
  3. News on Teacher’s Day
  4. Dance by Class XII
  5. Felicitation by Principal Ma’am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VISIT TO PUSA INSTITUTE


DATE: 26th August  2014
VENUE: IARI , Indian  Agriculture Institue  of India , Pusa , DELHI
ORGANIZED BYScience Department
ATTENDED BY: Ms. Alka , Ms Charu and students of class IX
THE REPORT:

The students of IX A and B visited PUSA institute as the part formative assessment  . A documented film was screened for them. The film showed how and where the INDIAN AGRICUTURE REASERCH SYSTEM began. It was interesting to know that PUSA started its journey from Bihar by an American agriculture scientist Henry Philip.

The students got a chance to see crop fields and poly houses. Hybrid varieties of a range of vegetables like capsicum, tomato, cucumber etc were grown in green houses. The visit gave them first hand information of different techniques of agriculture.

 

 

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GDSPS organizes Community Lunch

GD Salwan Montessori School aims to provide education which is complete in the broadest sense–not only gaining knowledge but also developing basic human qualities.

Every year the School organizes Community lunch with a passionate desire to spread the message of unity, love and peace through different events. This year, in collaboration with British Council for International School Award (ISA), Delicacies- a food festival was organized for the parents on Saturday, 20th August 2014 in the school premises. The aim of the project was to enable the students to explore food available in India and in other countries throughout the world.

The program commenced by welcoming the parents and then lighting of lamp as to bring upon an auspicious start to the event. Maj. Gen. Navneet Khanna – Director, GDSPS, addressed the gathering and encouraged parents to work hand in hand as partners in the educational development of the children.

Different activities like cricket match, table tennis, poster making competition, salad making competition and musical chairs were enjoyed by everyone present. The tug-of-war between the parents was a visual treat. The passion and participation showcased the bond of partnership between the parents and the school.

Mrs. Vijay Laxmi Singh - Principal, lauded the efforts of the staff. She added that such activities nurture the feeling of sharing and caring in the hearts of the parents and the little ones.

The event aimed to strengthen the biggest strength of our country-the bonding force of our togetherness through competitions, fun games and Community Lunch. It was time to be together–form a bond so strong which cannot be broken. It was a unique unforgettable experience for all.

 

 

 

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Date : 13th  August 2014

Topic : Celebration of Mega Cleanliness Drive

Venue : Rajinder Nagar Area

Organized by : G.D Salwan Public School

Campaigning done  by : Ms. Alka Bhatia, Ms. Divya Kumar, Ms. Chamanpreet, Ms. Tarana Sehgal, Ms. Kuljeet and
                                        40 students of class X.


Report :


Once again G.D. Salwan Public School served their motto – “Service Before Self”. This time it was “The Mega cleanliness Drive” an initiative by Government of Delhi.

The students of class X with their teachers, Eco Club Incharge, alongwith RWA member, visited the adjoining area to make the people aware of the importance of cleanliness and encouraged them to keep the area clean and green.
They distributed pamphlets to the residents in order to ignite the spirit of cleanliness and make them understand that “Cleanliness shows purity of mind”.

The students raised the slogan “We Are Human Warriors Against Pollution”. The enthusiastic voice of our young Salwanians made the people rise and join the drive.

The principal Mrs. Rajni Jauhari encouraged the students and even honoured them by giving a name – “The Clean Brigade”.

OUTCOME:  The students were able to promote and motivate people to make “Delhi Clean and Green.”

 

 

“ Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success ”
Keeping the motto in mind G.D. Salwan has once again joins hands with Government of NCT for the Mega Cleanliness drive
The clean Delhi drive aims to put together an action plan to inspire the citizens to keep Delhi clean and green.
Ways to go green and keep the city clean

  • Reduce bottled water waste 
  • Reduce plastic bags usage
  • Use public transport
  • Do not litter
  • Do not spit
  • Throwing garbage and waste in dustbins and not on the road
  • Use public toilets
  • We should not write on the historical buildings and monuments
  • We should throw our household waste in the locality dustbins and not outside our house                                                

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Cleanliness shows purity of mind… Cleanliness has the following benefits:

  • Availability of more space as there will be no garbage blocking the roads
  • Keeps the historic monuments clean
  • Imparts good quality and civic sense among individuals
  • Preserves the environment for future generations
  • Better health of people
  • Promotes tourism

 

 

 

 

 WORKSHOP ON EDUCATION IN U.S.A



DATE                                            :           8TH August , 2014
VENUE                                         :           USIEF, 12 Haiely Road, New Delhi
TIMINGS                                     :           10.00 a.m – 12.00 noon
ATTENDED BY                            :           Mrs. Gaganmeet Kaur, Mrs. Rekha Navani
STUDENT PARTICIPATION       :           Students of class XII ( Commerce stream)

Students of Class XII –Commerce attended a Workshop on ‘Education in USA’ conducted by Ms. Aditi Singh (Education Advisor), who made a presentation enlightening them on admission procedures in various universities in the U.S. The five step procedure discussed by her is as follows:
a.         Research Your Options
b.         Complete your Application
c.         Finance your students
d.         Apply for your Student Visa
e.         Prepare for your departure
Various tests like SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, ACT etc. were also discussed with the students. She also stressed on the selection criteria of various universities in the U.S like academic score, extracurricular activities, test score etc.


Various other points discussed were as follows:


  1. CHEA ( Council for Higher Education and Accreditation )
  2. The Application Process, pre-application request.
  3. Register for standardized admission tests
  4. Application deadlines vary with competitive / selective institutions usually having early deadlines
  5. Statement of purpose of essay
  6. Letters of recommendations
  7. Financial Aid
  8. I- 20 ( Certificate of Eligibility)
  9. Apply for F-1

The session ended with a quiz on questions related to education in USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE:7th August, 2014
VENUE: GDSPS
THEME: Sanskrit Week
As per directions by C.B.S.E.:


THE REPORT


Looking into the present scenario, where the interest of students in the most ancient language Sanskrit is slowly vanishing, C.B.S.E. thought it to be necessary to hold on to its roots.


Sanskrit is not only the base of most of the languages but also a language rich in values. In each verse or dialogue there is some value. So it’s all the more important to support this language in schools where separate value education periods are incorporated in the time tables.


Therefore C.B.S.E. has directed all the schools affiliated with it to hold a ‘Sanskrit Week’ starting from 7th August, 2014. All the schools affiliated with C.B.S.E. have designed activities on daily basis.


G.D. Salwan Public School held a special assembly on 7th August, 2014 in Sanskrit. Children read the news in Sanskrit and presented a small skit in Sanskrit language on the upcoming festival ‘Raksha Bandhan’. Apart from this, children of sixth class recited poems related to environment in Sanskrit. Not only this, the seventh class students presented Sanskrit Shloka Antakshari. Most of the shlokas were picked from Shrimad Bhagwad Gita. To top it all there was a Sanskrit quiz in which all the children participated enthusiastically.


The efforts of Sanskrit teachers were appreciated by one and all.

Principal Ms. Rajni Jauhari also appreciated the efforts of students and teachers. She also spoke on the on the importance of Sanskrit language which connects us to our roots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT ON “Metallica Quiz”


Date                :-   1st August, 2014
Theme            :-  Inter School Quiz Contest “Metallica Quiz”
Venue             :-   The Indian Institute Of Metals- Delhi Chapter
Organised by :-    SAIL-Steel Authority of India and Outokunpo India pvt. Ltd.
Attended by   :-   Divyank Sachdeva and Harsh Singh, students of Class XII
                            Ms.Alka Bhatia and Mr. Nand Kishore

Report    :-
A quiz contest was held in “The Indian Institute Of Metals- Delhi Chapter”. The students of class XII (Science stream) participated enthusiastically in the quiz . Students got to know about many metallurgical processes and the areas where they are being done in India.

OUTCOME: It was a great learning experience for these students and also they got excited to pursue their career in the field of metals.

 

 

 

 

Workshop on Good Touch & Bad Touch

 

Day and date         : Friday, 01 August 2014
Venue                     : Multi-purpose Hall, GD Salwan Public School
Resource Person   : Ms. Poornima Sahai, Counseling Psychologist 
Participants           : Pre- Primary students, Ms. Jaswinder Kaur, Ms. Madhuri, Ms. Pragya, Ms. Priti, Ms. Shweta Malhotra


Report                   :


Good touch bad touch is gradually learnt through a child’s day-to-day activities but the teachers/parents or both can accelerate this learnt behavior by making a concerted effort to teach children the difference between good touch and bad touch at an early age. 


The workshop was conducted by Ms. Purnima Sahai, a Counseling Psychologist at Dr. Sanjay Chugh's Clinic, associated with various other centers for counseling and Salwan Public School, Tronica City, Delhi. She has a work experience of more than 11 years. Her knowledge of the subject, coupled with her engaging presentation and delightful personality, made the session a great learning and enriching for one and all.


The workshop on Good Touch & Bad Touch was aimed at creating awareness among students about good touch/bad touch and to teach them what steps to take if they are in a risky situation. It emphasized on various ways by which students can distinguish between different kinds of touch such as safe touch, unsafe touch & unwanted touch. The interactive workshop also dwelled on the urgent need to empower young children and to report an abuse, as children often keep abuse as a secret and encourage them to confide their problems in parents and teachers.

 

“Child abuse does not go away, but 90 percent of child abuse is preventable”. 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST ACTIVITIES (KG)

 

Raksha Bandhan Celebration
To strengthen the bond of love between sisters and brothers a Rakhi-Making Activity was conducted on Friday, 08th August, 2014. The students made beautiful Rakhis with coloured paper, mirrors and other decorative material. They were appraised about the importance of the festival by the teachers. The golden thread of Rakhi, epitomizing the bond of love between brother and sister, was tied and shown by live examples to the students. The activity concluded with the partaking of sweets. The festival was celebrated with joy, fervour and was enjoyed by the students to the fullest.

 

 

 

 

Show and Tell Activity
Show and Tell activity helps the students to organize information and builds their confidence. The activity also provides opportunities for both fun and learning. The activity was conducted on 12th August, 2014 wherein the students prepared a few lines on the given topic – ‘National Flag of India’. The teacher also briefed and discussed about the importance and the colours of the National Flag.  

 

 

 

Independence Day Celebration
GD Salwan Montessori School continues to celebrate and respect the Nationalism in Indians. We attempt to create patriotism and feeling of fraternity among our students by celebrating the Discover India Week. A mélange of patriotic activities was organized for students which created an atmosphere of national pride. A PowerPoint Presentation that showed the story of our Freedom, our National Symbols, etc. was shown. The presentation was truly enthralling as the students cherished the value of freedom and patriotism. Various activities like making tri-colour caps, kites, etc. brought sheer delight to the little pre-school children. The week long programme culminated with a special assembly by the students.


Students dressed up as Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh and Laxmi Bai made the young ones more aware of our National Leaders. They also spoke about their achievements and efforts taken by them to get our country free. The National symbols Lotus, Mango, Tiger, Peacock and National flag were also beautifully depicted by students. At the end of the day, students were distributed sweets to celebrate the occasion. It was a rich learning experience for the students.

 

 

 

 

 

Janamashtami Celebrations
The festival of Janamashtami was celebrated with gaiety in the form of a special assembly by the students of class Nursery-B on Friday, 14th August, 2014. Dressed in the attire of Krishna and gopikas, the little students spread the message of our ancient traditions. This celebration brought awareness among the children about traditional customs while enjoying the pranks of Lord Krishna. The assembly focused on the importance of love and celebration of the birth of Krishna with great zeal, devotion and religious fervor. A short movie depicting story of Lord Krishna was shown and a dance party on the songs of chhoti chhoti gaiya and yashomati maiya was organized.

 

 

 

 

 

Trip: Birla Mandir
On Thursday, 21st August, 2014 the students of classes KG and Nursery were taken on a visit to the famous Temple, Birla Mandir, situated in Central Delhi, in an attempt to enhance their cultural awareness. The trip provided a great opportunity to the students to learn about the architecture during ancient times and also exposed them to the beautifully created idols of various Gods and Goddesses. The teachers provided adequate information about the temple and it was a great learning experience for the students. 

 

 

 

 

 


ISA Project
Food is an integral part of our life. GD Salwan Public School, in collaboration with British Council, as an activity for International School Award (ISA) organized a project in the school - BREADS OF INDIA and UK in the month of August 2014. The aim of the project was to enable students to explore different types of breads available in India and in UK. The school has initiated various activities as part of the programme. Here is a glimpse of some of the activities that were organized:


PowerPoint Presentation: Breads of India and UK
The teachers did intensive research to educate the students with the help of presentation on different types of breads available in India and that in UK. The PowerPoint presentation was shown to students in the class in order to make them aware of the topic.


Collage Making: Breads of India and UK
As part of the ISA action plan, a collage making activity for students of class KG was conducted wherein the students were asked to collect pictures of breads of India and UK and prepare a collage of the same which was later displayed in the classroom.


The activity helped to develop among the students – research skills, the ability to gather information and update information level. It was a wonderful learning experience for the students and teachers.

 

 

 


Sandwich Making
As part of the ongoing ISA Project, students from class KG were encouraged to make vegetable sandwiches. An audio-visual for the same was used to help them participate in the activity whole heartedly. This was a great and unique experience for them and they really enjoyed making their own sandwiches and ate it happily! The culinary skills of students were put to test which turned out to be a great success.

 

 

 

Ball Throw Competition: 12th August, 2014
Sports competitions inculcate the spirit of healthy competition and sportsmanship among the students and prepare them for the life ahead. The students participated with full enthusiasm and enjoyed the activity. The winners of the competition are as follows:

Position

KG A

KG B

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

I

Preeti Maiti

Dhairya Singh

Tanisha Girdhar

Shaurya Khanna

II

Swastika Manna

Keshav Khanna

Sanya Patel

Chetanya Sharma

III

Akshi Jindal

Prabhav Bhakhariwal

Jiya

Mohd. Ibtahim

 

 

 

PEC Activity
Good physical health is one of life's real passions. Happy is the one who masters it while a young child.
PEC Cards are first focused and structured approach for delivering Physical Education in these early years. Children enjoy learning while playing! To improve the coordination, balancing and gross muscle development of young children, they were taught how to jump inside and outside the rings. The students enjoyed the PEC Activity to the core.

 

 

 

 

Camel Art Contest 2014
This world is but a canvas to our imagination. - Henry David Thoreau
At GD Salwan Public School, the qualities of imagination and creativity are honed through various activities and events throughout the year. In association with All India Camel Colour Contest (AICCC), the school organized an Art Competition on Friday, 29 August 2014. The topic for the competition was- ‘FUN WITH FAMILY’. The students made their fun-filled family time come alive with Camel Colours.