JULY 2014


Debate on World population day Reoprt


Topic:  “India’s youngest population in 2025,is a boon” .
Date:  31st July 2014
Inter house activity

As the world population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.

Today’s 1.8 billion young people are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values, and building the foundation of the world’s future. Yet too many young people continue to grapple with poverty, inequality and human rights violations that prevent them from reaching their personal and collective potential.
The school organized a debate competition on the topic “India’s youngest population in 2025,is a boon”, to sensitize the students about the impact of the rise in population.

Students debated for and against the notion supported with their detailed research findings.
The audience also participated in the discussion that followed post debate.
First position was secured by Anal House and the second position was secured by Avni house


 

   

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT ON “VAN MAHOTSAV”


Date                :-          26 July, 2014
Theme            :-          Tree plantation
Venue             :-           Rajputana Rifle, Ridge road
Organised by :-  GD Salwan Public School, RWA Old Rajinder Nagar and Rajputana Rifle
Attended by   :-   Teachers of G.D Salwan and  students of Class XI

Report    :- The trees come up to my window like the yearning voice of the dumb earth”

The future will either be green or not exist at all. This truth lies at the heart of humankind’s most pressing challenge, i.e., to learn to live in harmony with Mother Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis.


Working towards this noble cause, the Eco-Club of GD Salwan Public School organized a Plantation Drive on Saturday, 26 August, 2014, to sensitize students on the value of tree plantation. The saplings were procured from the Forest Department of Delhi and students of class XI along with the members of RWA, Rajendra Nagar planted these saplings in the sprawling premises of Rajputana Rifles, Delhi Cantt.


Addressing the students, Mr. Dua, Secretary of RWA, Old Rajendra Nagar, lauded the school management for undertaking an innovative programme of trees plantation and involving the students in it. He said that 'environment degradation' was emerging as a major challenge and planting of trees is must to save earth's fragile ecosystem. Mr. Dua gave a demonstration of how to make a pit and plant a tree to all students, following which the students carried out the tree plantation drive.


The plantation drive by GD Salwan Public School was thus a perfect example of how school students, teachers and RWA members can work in tandem towards a cleaner, greener Delhi. It is hoped that in coming years, the children not just plant more trees but also take care of them, watch them grow and be able to bask in their glorious beauty.

“Limit your need, minimize your greed; sow a seed, let the earth breath.”


 

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DATE: 23rd July, 2014
VENUE: Tagore International school, Vasant Vihar, Delhi
THEME: Initiation Workshop by TERI- Project SEARCH
ORGANISED BY: The Energy and Resource Institute
RESOURCE PERSONS : Ms. Supriya Singh , Ms. Ragini Kumar , Ms. Seema Bali
ATTENDED BY: Ms. Alka Bhatia and three students of classes IXA & B


THE REPORT


An initiation workshop was organized by TERI and Project SEARCH-Tetra Pak for starting of Phase VI. The first speaker Ms. Ragini apprised the participants about the successful completion of Phase V, where a lot of collection of used Tetra paks and PET bottles was made.
A short movie to create awareness about recycling was shown. It emphasized that we should give back something to Mother Earth of what we have taken. We require to have a change in behaviour of school children , so that we can live with sustainability.
The next speaker Ms. Supriya gave a presentation on Sustainable Consumption and Production , where she emphasised on the need to face the biggest challenge with regard to sustainable environment.
The participants were made aware of the various activities for the session like Waste collection, Cluster Workshops , Transition Campaign, City Searchers , STEP and tetra pak Ambassador completion.

OUTCOME: The workshop was a good start for educating students about the work done in the field of cleaning our environment and making our living sustainable.  




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DATE                                  :           23 rd July 2014
VENUE                               :           Multi Purpose Hall , G.D Salwan Public School
TIMINGS                           :           11a.m to 1 p.m
ATTENDED BY                  :           Students of IX to XII standard
CO-ORDINATED BY         :           Mrs Rekha Navani

“TRANSFORMING CAREERS, TRANSFORMING LIVES”
By : Jamboree
Jamboree works closely with selective universities all across the world , identifying right universities for the students, helps in documentations, providing value added services etc.

Points of  discussion:

  1.  Universities Admission Counseling
  2. Awareness among students regarding S.A.T , T.O.E.F.L and I.E.L.T.S
  3. How to prepare for such examination.
  4. How to select universities in various countries and reasons for their selection.
  5. Time period for writing S.A.T examination
  6. Months in which such examinations are conducted
  7. Mock Questions for S.A.T preparation.
  8. Also discussed about few top universities of the world.
  9. Online doubt – clearing  and support .

Follow up of the workshop :

  1. After awareness few students will be asked to give their feedback for the session and explain how was the session useful for them.
  2. Also students who want to appear for S.A.T will be identified.
  3. Such students can also be given guidance from school if needed.

 

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Name of the Programme: CBSE ASL Master Trainers’ Workshop
Dates: 21st July, 2014 to 25th July, 2014


Resource Person: Dr. Julian Kenny, Head of Teacher Development Language, Trinity College, London
Attended by: Ms. Dolly Dhawan
CBSE ASL Master Trainers’ Workshop was held at Salwan Public School, Rajinder Nagar. It commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp Ms. Neelima Sharma, Consultant (English), Central Board of secondary Education, Dr. Julain Kenny, the lead trainer from Trinity College, London, Mr. Harinder Singh, Coordinator-Trinity College, Dr. Indu Khetarpal, Principal-Salwan Public School and Ms. Vijay Laxmi Singh, Director-Principal, SET-Training.
Dr. Indu Khetarpal warmly welcomed the group of approx. 40 ASL-Examiner Trainers to the workshop. She apprised the gathering about the uniqueness of the schools under the aegis of Salwan Education Trust which work in public-private partnership. She stressed on the importance of listening and speaking skills for the students. Ms. Neelima Sharma welcomed the participants on behalf of CBSE and congratulated them for being chosen for this prestigious training as they would occupy the top rank in this project. She motivated the participants to work with more zeal and enthusiasm to take the project to the next level. She also shared the latest CBSE circular on ASL with the participants and explained the details about it.
The session began with the Personal Cloud activity as a warmer by the trainer, Dr. Julian Kenny. The teachers participated in this activity with great enthusiasm and shared their experiences within their respective groups. Day 1 session commenced with a brainstorming session on the key areas for development in teaching and training. This was followed by a detailed discussion on the Bloom’s Domain of Learning. The graph on Ideal Learning showed Skills, Behaviour and Knowledge. The session on Classroom Management was very interactive. The problems faced by the teachers in their respective schools were discussed. The teacher’s role during the activity was discussed which is that of a facilitator, monitor, co-communicator, to name a few. Effective classroom positions of the teacher were discussed with demonstrations by the trainer.
The participants were apprised with the various types of interactions in a classroom. This was followed by a discussion on the aims and objectives Grouping and Seating in the classroom and the importance of planning and thinking before time. Importance of Feedback should be the main focus for a teacher. This helps in sharing of ideas and keeps the motivation going.
The topic ‘Authority’ was dealt in detail by the trainer. The advantages and disadvantages of teachers or students having authority were deliberated upon. The teacher must involve dominant students into more creative activity. Group Work and Project based activities are must to develop the language skills. The importance of listening skill was stressed upon as it is the most vital thing in the language classroom. Skimming and scanning must be done for a successful conduct of listening. The participants were asked to differentiate between authentic and graded material. Good and bad examples to show a lesson planning were discussed in detail.
Day 2 sessions focused on needs analysis, grading language, mixed ability discussing the positives and negatives of the same, activities to be conducted with such groups, the idea of extra tasks for early finishers in the activity and the importance of feedback. Dr. Julain deliberated upon promoting reflective thinking which is essential for inculcating critical thinking. The need for leaving silence for thinking time and not to be judgemental is one of the key aspects in the teaching-learning process. The types of questions for a classroom situation were discussed: Recall questions, Process questions, Application questions and other types like theorizing, examples, judging, imagining, etc. The participants were introduced with the Kolb’s view of reflective learning focusing in the need to try to see teaching from different angles and not just from the teacher’s perspective.
Day 3 began with an overview of Needs Analysis and Rules for stress and intonation in speech. It was followed by presentations by the participants who were divided into various groups. Each groups presented different modules of the ASL Manual and classroom strategies. Each presentation was innovative with a lot of activities for other participants. A feedback session followed each presentation which reflected on the positives of each session followed by suggestions from the participants as well as the resource person.
Day 4 started with an ASL Quiz to get the participants focused on ASL again. Grading on the ASL video was done followed by the performance of the examiner in the video. The session then focused on apprising the participants about the Live Monitoring and Audio Monitoring of ASL. The procedures for monitors were discussed. The participants also discussed the problems they had with the test plans and then common examiner problems and problems with organization were reviewed. The session ended with the brainstorming ideas for giving feedback to the examiner.
Day 5 had the participants practicing live monitoring sessions and comparing grades and feedback and training and practice of audio monitoring. The learning of the workshop was reinforced through a quiz.
The session was very enriching with interactive activities which made it a great learning experience for the participants.

 


 

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DATE: 19th July, 2014
VENUE: Amphitheatre G.D Salwan Public School
THEME: Sanskrit Shloka Antakshari
INSTRUCTIONS BY CBSE
PERFORMANCE DONE BY: Students of Class VII
                                                           

THE REPORT


Sanskrit Shloka Antakshari Pratiyogita:  The students of class VII took part in a Sanskrit Shloka Antakshari on Saturday, 19th July, 2014.  The competition was held as per the instructions given by CBSE. It was done in order to rejuvenate children’s interest in Sanskrit language which seems to be dying these days. Learning of moral values is also attached along with the learning of this pious language.
Students of class VII, very enthusiastically participated in the above mentioned event. They learned shlokas from Shrimad Bhagvad Gita and recited in the Antakshari. Most of them were able to tell their meanings also.
The joy on their faces was the testimony of their whole hearted involvement in the event.

 

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Zonal level National Science Seminar


Ambika Anand of class IX participated in the Zonal level of National Science Seminar organized by Zone 28, (Directorate of Education) was held in the Govt. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya on 15th July 2014. The topic of the seminar was Innovation in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future Prospects and Challenges.

Twenty six schools participated in the seminar. Ambika Anand was among the top scorers in the merit list in this event. Her topic of the presentation was Organic Farming in India.

The next level of the event, Central Level Student Science Seminar, was organized on 30th July 2014 by the Zone 28 at Science Centre No.3, Karol Bagh.
Ambika Anand had participated along with 22 other students. The result is awaited.

 

 

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JULY ACTIVITIES (KG)
Show and Tell     
From a very young age, children are encouraged to show their friend their new toys or tell the parents about their day at school. These informal interactions foster oral language by building vocabulary as well as self-expression.  Teachers at G.D Salwan Montessori School have implemented Show-and-Tell activity as a natural extension of these early language experiences. It is an activity that can be socially rewarding and academically advantageous for young children while also solidifying the home-school connection. 


A Show and Tell Activity was organized on Thursday, 10 July 2014 for Pre-Primary students, wherein they were encouraged to get a picture of any Indian Monument that they had visited during their summer vacation and speak a few lines about it. This helped foster students’ language development, self-confidence, public speaking skills and social skills such as taking turns and listening.

 

Mango Masti Week
Mango…the king of fruits is here…..And we, at G.D. Salwan Montessori School, thought it would be fun to celebrate the arrival of the “King” of Fruits. In this regard, “Mango Masti Week” was organized - a week with fun-filled activities for students. Mangos are not only nutritious and delicious to eat but they can also be used for fun, creative classroom activities.


Monday, 14 July 2014           : MANGO FUN DAY                           
Students carried eatables made using mango, like pickles, jam, cake, etc. and an interactive session was organized.


Tuesday, 15 July 2014            : MANGO MASTERPIECE ACTIVITY
Paper tearing and pasting in a mango picture to make a collage was done. Colouring and eating the fruit, Mango Week brought in the multihued and undisputed king of fruits to the premises.


Wednesday, 16 July 2014      : CLAY MOULDING
Play dough is great for strengthening hand muscles. Students enjoyed squashing, squeezing it and used both hands together to mould a mango.


Thursday, 17 July 2014          : RHYME TIME
Students recited poems based on the fruit Mango with great enthusiasm.


Friday, 18 July 2014               : VOCABULARY BUILDING ACTIVITY
The students were exposed to new vocabulary related to Mango such as sweet, yellow, tasty, yummy, sour, green, etc. The new words learnt were then written on their own cut-outs of mango for a better understanding of the words.
The activities were carefully planned to enhance the early years’ foundation skills such as gross motor, fine motor skills and creativity. 

 

 

 

 

PEC Activity
Physical Education Cards can be used for providing inclusive and interesting experiences to the children at this early age. The activity of the month was balancing the ball on the head and walking while holding the ball with their elbows. Engaging them intensively in these activities focused particularly on agility, balance, coordination, speed and strength.

 

Special Assembly: Eid
Festivals are days of fun, joy and happiness. On Monday, 21 July 2014, class KG B presented a special assembly on Eid. Dressed up according to the festival, the students took the mike by turn and explained the significance of the occasion and how it is celebrated. This was followed by recitation of a poem on the same theme.
It was a morning of extraordinary display of enthusiasm and confidence by the little ones. Celebrations like these are a fun way to teach kids about the festivals and motivate them to love and respect all other religions.

 

Visit to Talkatora Garden
Getting outside and experiencing nature in itself is a wonderful activity. Students of Pre-Primary were taken to Talkatora Garden for a nature walk on Friday, 25 July 2014. The main idea was to capture the imagination and creativity of children and help them explore and understand the natural world around them. Excitement and anticipation was seen on the faces of the little students as they boarded the buses to visit the garden. En route their trip, children were engaged in reciting their favourite rhymes. The children had a wonderful opportunity to observe different leaves, flowers and birds in the garden. As the culminating activity students were given the opportunity to show their creativity through free hand drawing. The trip was informative and fun-filled.

 

Special Assembly: International Friendship Day
Highlighting the importance of friendship, students of class Nursery-A presented a special assembly on ‘International Day of Friendship’. Students dressed up in beautiful clothes spoke on friendship, explaining grandeur of Friendship Day. This was followed by a song ‘friends are like flowers’ presented by the kids along with their teacher.
The assembly focused on the importance of being a good friend, helping others, being kind, sharing and using kind words.