JULY 2015


Inter-House Hindi Elocution Competition

Date: 31st July 2015
Topic:  The importance of 'Hindi Literature in Shaping Our Culture'. 

To celebrate the Birth Anniversary of the eminent Hindi Story Writer and Novelist Munshi Premchand, an  Inter-House Hindi Elocution competition was held on 31st July 2015. The basic aim of the competition was to appreciate Hindi Literature and its contribution. The oraters from all the five houses participated enthusiastically and brought forward wonderful points.
The results of Inter-House Hindi Elocution Competition are as follows: 


Position

House

Name of the Participant

I

Achal House

Ambika Anand

II

Avni House

Neha Bhargava

III

Amrit House

Saurabh Patra

 

 

 

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VISIT TO AEROPLANET


DATE: 31ST JULY, 2015

Aim: Team building and social skill development.
To prepare for safe Air Travel and learn how to use the safety belt, life jacket, oxygen mask.
Learning Outcome: The students learnt:
Disaster Management Training i.e. fire & smoke drill with safety measures.
The students of Gyan Devi Salwan  Public School experienced the recreational  picnic program at the Aeroplanet (India) on 31st of July. It offered a lot of fun filled activities and adventure. The program turned out to be a great combination of Air Travel Training experience, outdoor & indoor sports recreation activities. The students were thrilled and excited to board the planes  and enjoyed each and every moment spent there.

 

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Thursday, 30th July, 2015: A Tribute to Dr. Abdul Kalam’s Departed Soul


In the morning assembly, Dr. Abdul Kalam’s Picture was respectfully kept on a table and a lamp was lighted by principal madam followed by lighting of incense sticks by the students. Two minutes silence was observed.
 All the students bowed in front of reverend Dr. Kalam and entered his quote which they had learnt, in a log book.

 

 

 

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INTER CLASS SKIT COMPETITION


TOPIC: Road Safety
Date: 29th July,15
Classes- I- III

An Inter Class Skit Competition was organised in the amphitheatre of Gyan Devi Salwan Public School. The Chief guest for the Progranme was Honourable  Inspector of Traffic Department Delhi, Ms. Seema.
The students of classes I-III performed excellent skits depicting the actual condition of Delhi’s traffic and people’s casual attitude towards it. The skit even gave suggestions on how this problem can be resolved. Environment issues were also taken into consideration.
Aim: To help shape children and young people’s understanding of and attitudes towards road safety, to help give them the best chance of keeping safe while they’re young and as they get older.
Class III-B won the first prize,second prize was bagged by class II-B followed by class I-B with third prize.

 

 

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Workshop on  Life style Illness Among Adolescents


DATE :-   24th July 2015
PROFESSIONALS :-  Dr. Latika Bhalla Adolescent pediatrics (Sir Ganga Ram Hospital)
ATTENDED BY :-  Ms. Maheshwari Balan (Counsellor)
                               Ms. Laxmi Tewatia (Special Educator)
                               Mr. Ganesh Chandra, PGT Mathematics
                               Ms. Rekha Navani, PGT Business Studies
                               Ms. Neha Kaushal, PGT Chemistry            
A workshop on the topic “ LIFE STYLE ILLNESS AMONG ADOLESCENTS” was organised for the students of class IX by Dr. Latika Bhalla ( Adolescent pediatrics), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
The workshop focused on the areas like obesity, eating disorder, substance abuse, road rage and balanced diet.
Some of the main areas of focus of the workshop were:-
·  The medical meaning of life style which further leads to a detailed explanation on daily diet, physical activities, controlling stress in life.
·  Types of development i.e physical development, cognitive development, emotional development and social development.
·  A part of the workshop also focused on common life style diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, allergies, diabetes, and arthritis.
·  Few common adolescent problems were also discussedm for example, life style diseases, sexual harassment, substance abuse, internet addiction and road rage.
·  The workshop included a detailed explanation of various side effects of these problems and also the precautions that can be taken in order to overcome / avoid these problems in daily life.
·  A detailed case study method was adopted in the workshop in order to convey the valuable information.


LEARNING OUTCOME
The students got an insight into various life style disorders that adolescents go through in their life. It also helped the students in gaining an insight on various precautions and methods that could be adopted to avoid these problems in their life.

 

 

 

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WORKSHOP : SUCCESS MANTRA


DATE :   24th July 2015
PROFESSIONALS :  Dr. Mukul Arora (Psychologist ) at Ganga Ram Hospital
ATTENDED BY :-  Ms. Maheshwari Balan (Counsellor)
                               Ms. Laxmi Tewatia (Special Educator)
                               Mr. Ganesh Chandra, PGT Mathematics
                               Ms. Rekha Navani, PGT Business Studies
                               Ms. Neha Kaushal, PGT Chemistry
A Workshop on Success Mantra was organized for the students of class XI and XII, with special focus on success mantra, which was conducted by Dr. Mukul Arora ( psychologist), Ganga Ram Hospital.
The workshop mainly focused on :-
·  Self reflection, that is finding out who we are, what abilities we have and how to visualize oneself as a successful person.
·  How to create a possibility for oneself, which focused on being authentic, being in integrity with a sense of commitment.
·  It also included various sub steps that should be followed with values of integrity, which included: - doing what I said I should do, doing it when I said I would do, doing it the way it is meant to be done.
·  A part of workshop also focused on the structure of success i.e. yearly target, monthly target, weekly target and daily target.
·   The workshop also included filling up of two forms out of which one was focused on making of time table and the other was a self reflection form.

LEARNING OUTCOME
The workshop helped the students in gaining an insight on how to make a time table for oneself, how to develop a goal directed behaviour and how to make oneself self actualized and successful in life. 

 

 

 

 

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Inter class Skit Competition

Date: 21st July, 2015 (Classes VI-VIII)

An Inter class ‘Skit Competition' on Interdependence of Plants and Animals on the Slogan “Come…Let’s Paint the City Green” was organized in which the students of classes VI- VIII showcased their talent to show the interdependence of Plants and Animals through innovative scripts and RAP.

The results are as follows:

Position

Class

Name of the Participants

I

VI- B, VIII- A

VI- B: Dhruv Tandon, Kartikai Sarwar, Tiasha Chokroborty, Priya Dhingra, Hammad Khan
VIII-A: Gautam Gupta, Umama Akif, Lakshy Verma, Meghna Grover, Ayesha Siddique

II

VII- A

VII- A: Chahat Vohra, Prabhjot Singh, Rohan Samanta, Saksham Chauhan, Manmeet Singh

 

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                Inter Class Book Cover Designing
Date: 23rd July, 2015 (Classes IX- XI)

An Inter class Book Cover Designing Competition was organized in which the students of classes IX- XI designed attractive Book Covers online, using suitable software.

The Results are as follows:

Position

Class

Name of the Participant

I

IX-B

Ritam Mal

II

XI-A

Yusuf Jameel

III

X-B

Ashutosh Bhowmick


 

 

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Munshi Premchand Diwas Celebrated

 

Date: 31 July, 2015 Venue: GDSPS Gyan Devi Salwan Public School organized various activities for varioys classes to commemorate the birth celebration of the renowned Hindi writer Munshi Premchand. Students were shown movies based on the work of Munshi Premchand. A special assembly dedicated to the great writer was held, which commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by Guru Vandana and Sarawasti Vandana, to invoke the blessings of lord almighty by the school choir. A beautiful thought based on the life of Premchand was readout by to express the teaching of the renowned writer. A short skit based on the novel ‘NADAAN DOST’ was enacted by the students. The Principal Ms Mukul Jha paid tribute to the great writer and motivated the students to follow the rule “simple living and high thinking” in their life to achieve success. She applauded the efforts of the students and asked them to refrain themselves from today's materialistic life and imbibe the values from Munshi Premchand's life.

 

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                Inter Class Book Cover Designing

Date: 23rd July, 2015 (Classes IX- XI)
An Inter class Book Cover Designing Competition was organized in which the students of classes IX- XI designed attractive Book Covers online, using suitable software.

The Results are as follows:

Position

Class

Name of the Participant

I

IX-B

Ritam Mal

II

XI-A

Yusuf Jameel

III

X-B

Ashutosh Bhowmick

 

 

 

 

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Inter class Skit Competition


Date: 21st July, 2015 (Classes VI-VIII)
An Inter class ‘Skit Competition' on Interdependence of Plants and Animals on the Slogan “Come…Let’s Paint the City Green” was organized in which the students of classes VI- VIII showcased their talent to show the interdependence of Plants and Animals through innovative scripts and RAP.

The results are as follows:


Position

Class

Name of the Participants

I

VI- B, VIII- A

VI- B: Dhruv Tandon, Kartikai Sarwar, Tiasha Chokroborty, Priya Dhingra, Hammad Khan
VIII-A: Gautam Gupta, Umama Akif, Lakshy Verma, Meghna Grover, Ayesha Siddique

II

VII- A

VII- A: Chahat Vohra, Prabhjot Singh, Rohan Samanta, Saksham Chauhan, Manmeet Singh

 

 

 

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GDSPS accredited with International School Award

 

Gyan Devi Salwan Public School, Rajinder Nagar was conferred with the prestigious International School Award (ISA) 2015-18 for the third time. The school has been honoured by the British Council for `Outstanding Development of the International Dimension in the Curriculum' with a trophy and certificate. More than 2000 schools from all over India applied for the ISA Award 2015-2018. The award was received by Ms. Dolly Dhawan and Ms. Harmeet Kaur, school ISA coordinators at the award ceremony held at Kepenski Ambience, which was attended by British High Commission officials, leading educationalists and school leaders.
The school has integrated the global dimension in its curriculum through inter-cultural international learning, activities, competitions, celebrations and online projects with schools in different parts of the world. The dossier of evidences presented by the school to the British Council was highly appreciated by the ISA Assessment Panel which gave rave reviews about all the activities undertaken. The ISA journey brought about a rich exchange of ideas and broadening of vision of students as they undertook various international projects with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm, making learning joyful and enriching. The awards were given by Bob Lynes, Director, British Council India, Susan Douglas, Senior Education Advisor, British Council, Mark Herbert, global Head of Schools Programmes at the British Council, Ritika Chanda Parruck, Assistant Director of Schools Programme, Ruchira Ghosh, Director, South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations and George Glass, Deputy Director of schools programme at the British Council.
Working with partner schools in other countries has made the students aware of the international education system and other programmes. Students exchanged messages and greetings through handmade cards. They enjoyed sharing their day-to-day learning, comparing traditions, festivals and dances with schools in U.K. The International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools for nurturing global citizenship in young learners and enriching teaching and learning following best international practices.

 

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BIDDING ADIEU


G.D. Salwan Public School bid adieu to the outgoing batch of Class XII in the Interactive Programme held for the Class of Batch 2014-15 and the current Batch on 17th July, 2015. Students of Class XII organized a grand and gala show. The students were welcomed by showering petals on them. They shared beautiful moments with friends and teachers enjoying the sumptuous lunch. The function commenced with a prayer to invoke the blessings of the Almighty, which was followed by a welcome song. Shubham Jain, the school topper, welcomed Hon’ble Chairperson Miss Janak Juneja and the Director Major General Pradeep Kumar Mangal with a planter and sought their blessings. The Chairperson awarded the toppers of the three streams – Shubham Jain (Commerce), Jatin Arora (Science) and Ayush Juneja (Humanities) – with cheques as a gift from her. She lauded the students for their excellent Class XII Board result and encouraged the current Class XII to follow their footsteps. The school Director congratulated the Class of 2014-15 and wished them for their brighter future prospects. The class-teachers of the passed-out batch in their address wished the students to rise and shine in all areas of life.
Sourabh Gupta, student of Class XII, presented a mesmerizing instrumental performance. Divyank Sachdeva of Batch 2015 shared his successful journey of 14 years and thanked the school for the efforts in transforming his personality. The present batch of class XII depicted their love and regard for their senior by dedicating a movie containing memories of the seniors’ school life, which was highly appreciated and cheered by the students of Class of 2015. This was followed by an Interactive Session between the toppers of the three streams and the students of the present class XII, in which they shared their strategies of success in board exams.
The students were given apt titles and souvenirs amidst cheering and exuberance. Vipul Manchanda was awarded ‘The Quintessential Salwanian’ title and Shruti Aggarwal was adjudged ‘The Effervescent Salwanian’. Entire ambience was filled with the sentiments of separation, thrill and enjoyment. The whole campus gave a glimpse of rainbow depicting the various costumes of students in different colours. The school Principal showered her blessings on the students in her address wishing them all the best for their future endeavours.
A special cultural programme was organized by class XII students where they presented foot tapping dances and songs. The Vote of thanks was moved by the Head boy Tushar Bhardwaj and the Head Girl Sakshi Lahori from present Class XII. Students danced happily and gracefully to their favourite numbers.

 

 

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Workshop CAER Module-3


TOPIC : FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT AND THE USE OF PERFORMANCE STANDARDS IN ASSESSING SCHOLASTIC AND
CO-SCHOLASTIC SKILLS


Date :11th  and 12th July,2015
Venue : Salwan Public School Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi.
Resource Person : Mrs. Kalpana Kapoor
Attended by: Ms. Kuljeet , Ms. Aarti Sharma , Ms. Simi Malik

Day – 1
The session started with the welcome and introduction of the programme by Dr. Indu Kheterpal, Principal, SPS, Rajendra Nagar. The resource person Ms. Kalpana Kapoor emphasized on engaging the students in more practical exercises and invite feedback for self-evaluation of the running system. She also stressed on sharing assessment with children and their parents. Thereafter, a gist of Modern Assessment Theory covered in Module -I and Module –II was given. Four assessment paradigms, types of test items and Bloom’s Taxanomy were discussed.
The first session started with a classroom Assessment Literacy Survey followed by a discussion on the same. She then took up a Guided Practice for writing Rubrics.
In session 2 the level of quality for each of the criteria while making rubrics was discussed. She also insisted on the use of rubrics for self-review and reflection. Then, the participants were asked to develop a rubric for the given topic by taking into account the steps involved in building marking rubrics.
Day-2
In session-3 the basic difference between FA & SA was discussed along with various real life and classroom examples. She stressed on how Anecdotal can be used as a means of Recording Performance Data from observations.
Session -4 dealt with CCE and all aspects of student development including Scholastic and Co-Scholastic aspects of students’ growth. Life Skills Developmental Continuum was also focused, to construct thinking skill among students.
Session-5 commenced with a discussion on Worksheets on Classroom Assessment Literacy Survey II, which was completed by the participants. Various games were introduced to make the sessions more lively and also to extract the maximum efficiency of the teacher participants. The entire session was very innovative and interactive.

 

 

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PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME


(Workshop on Changes in Curriculum of Accountancy)
DATE :      4th July, 2015
VENUE :    Ahlcon Public School, Mayur Vihar , New Delhi
TIMINGS : 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
ATTENDED BY : Mrs. Aarti Mittal
RESOURCE PERSON : Prof. D.K. Goel
The main objective of the workshop was to discuss the effect of introduction of Companies Act, 2013 on the company accounts.  The resource person Prof. D.K. Goel explained various curriculum changes that have brought in redemption of debentures including creation of Debenture Redemption Reserve and Investment. Accounting treatment of Employees Stock Option Plan’s was also discussed in detail. The workshop was very useful and informative.

 

 

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Times of India LITFEST

Date: 4th July, 2015
Venue: Taj Palace Hotel
Event: Literature Festival
Attended by: Ms. Dolly Dhawan, Ms. Harmeet Kaur

 

To create Delhi's own unique literary festival The Times of India launched the LitFest Delhi: an annual festival of ideas on 4th July, 2015. The Litfest Delhi will be held from 28th - 30th November, 2015. It is an initiation to bring together literary minds, writers and thinkers, engaging with ideas and the spirit of the times. The event was attended by about 600-700 people. It was introduced by Ms Sagarika Ghosh, a journalist, author and broadcaster.  She talked about Delhi as a city of  intellectuals, artists, politicians and the aam aadmi. She introduced the eminent authors and celebrities: Amish Tripathi, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Rahul Bose, Pritish Nandy to name a few. 'The Scion of Ishvaku', the first in the Rama Series, by the author of the best-selling Shiva Trilogy, Amish Tripathi,  was launched. In conversation with Pritish Nandy, Amish Tripathi shared his experiences of making his novels the best-sellers, for which he believes that marketing of the book is equally important as its content. He used science to debunk the perception. The Ramayana dominated much of the conversation and Amish believed that Indians' openness to recreate and contemporarise Rama for the times has allowed it to be such a central part of culture for so long. He talked about 300 Ramayanas that exist in India and he believed that each had a right to exist.
The Litfest co-director Nalin Mehta conducted a session with Upamanyu Chatterjee, the writer of 'English August' and Rahul Bose, who played the famous character the stoner-civil-servant Agastya Sen. The audience  questions focused on Chatterjee's double life as bureaucrat and writer. Rahul Bose spoke of 'English  August' the movie had led to believe that there was a market for English language movies.
The 'Write-India' initiative was informed, in which TOI has teamed up with 11 leading authors who will create India's largest crowd-sourced platform for aspiring writers. The Write-India panel consists of country's best-selling authors. Each month one of the 11 authors will start a story that will be completed by people in their own unique way. The writer whose story is adjudged best each month by the author of the month will win a Kindle  as well as mentorship with the author
The event was a literary feast for the intellectual gathering that had attended the event.

 


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KG Activities

 

Mango Masti Week
Mango Masti Week - a week with fun-filled activities was organized for students. Mangoes aren’t only nutritious and delicious to eat; they can also be used for fun, creative classroom activities.
Monday, 6 July, 2015: Ice Cream Fundae Activity
Students smelled and tasted the mangoes and participated in an interactive session regarding the seeds. Students then relished the mango ice cream.


Tuesday, 7 July, 2015: Mango Headgear
Colouring and eating the fruit, Mango Week brought in the multi-hued and undisputed king of fruits to the premises. All students made a Mango Head Gear and looked excited in their self-made mango crowns.

 


Wednesday, 8 July, 2015: Mango Race
Playing outdoors has always been favourite amongst children and their joy knew no bounds when they went participated in Fun Race wearing their Mango crowns.

 


Thursday, 9 July, 2015: Show And Tell Activity
 Show and Tell activity helps the students to organize information and builds their confidence. It also provides opportunities for both fun and learning. This activity was conducted wherein the students prepared a few lines and even poems about their favourite fruit ‘Mango’. The teacher also briefed and discussed about the importance of the fruit and its different types.  

 

 

PEC Activity
ACTIVITY 1- Running and Jumping
ACTIVITY 2- Jumping and Hopping   
Good physical health is one of life's real passions. Happy is the one who masters it while a young child.
PEC Cards are a focused and structured approach for delivering Physical Education in these early years. Children enjoy learning while playing! To improve the concentration, balancing and gross muscle development of young children, they were taught how to run in a straight line, jump and hop. The students enjoyed the PEC Activity to the core on Wednesday, 8 July, 2015.

 

 

Collage Making Activity
A collage making activity for students was conducted on Tuesday, 14 July, 2015 wherein, the students were asked to collect pictures of various things used during the rainy season 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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

Educational Visit to Talkatora Garden
Field trips provide students with the opportunity to connect abstract classroom learning to experiences in the world. The aim of the visit to Talkatora Garden on Friday, 24 July, 2015 was to make the students aware of different types of plants, to touch, feel and love nature.