MARCH 2014

Orientation Programme for Class XII

An Orientation Programme for the parents of Class XII students was organized on 24th March 2014 in the Multi-Purpose Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for Science Stream and from 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. for Commerce and Humanities streams. The programme focused on apprising the parents with the golden rules for students of class XII, the CBSE pattern for each subject and the strategies to help their wards focus more and score better in the Board exams. The parents were made aware of the school’s expectations from the students in the academic as well as disciplinary spheres. The subject teachers discussed the methodology and curriculum of their respective subjects. Parents were advised to keep a check on the regularity of their wards not only in terms of attending the school but also in completion of their work assignments and study schedule at home. The parents need to be mentors and partners in education for their wards. They must become a source of encouragement and motivation for them. There was an interactive session with the parents in which the parents shared their anxiety and discussed ways to make their wards comfortable and focused. The school principal Ms. Vijay Laxmi Singh interacted with the parents and advised them to be always be with be a pillar of strength for their wards and support them emotionally, mentally and physically with their presence. The parents found the Orientation Programme very useful as most of their queries were answered by the teachers.
The second session of the programme was held for class XII students which was addressed by Hon’ble Chairman, GDSPS, Maj. Gen. J.K. Kapoor. The students were advised to follow a strict study routine for the preparation of the Board Examination. Sir shared his life’s experiences with the students to make them relate to the real-life situations and competitions they would have to face after Class XII. The students felt motivated with Sir’s words of encouragement.
Hon’ble Chairman also held a meeting with Class XII teachers and discussed with them the methodologies in dealing with the lower order as well as higher order of the students. He advised them to adopt different strategies in preparing students with different abilities. The new session for class XII started on a very motivating and energizing note that will help the teachers as well as the students to focus better on the curriculum.









English Story Dramatization
Research has shown the positive effects of improvised story dramatization on language development and student achievement in oral story recall and reading. English stories have always been an integral part of our curriculum. Story dramatizations are based on stories that students are familiar with. Students know the story and characters well enough to improvise action and dialogue. A competition was organized on Tues \\day, 3rd March 2014, in which students of class K.G. dramatized different moral based stories with kids dressed up as various characters.

Grandparents’ Day-Out at G.D. Salwan Montessori School

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
- Alex Haley
Though not always involved in the hustle and bustle of daily school life, grandparents are a vital part of our school’s traditions and the educational experience of the students. To recognize and honour this role, G.D. Salwan Montessori School organized the annual Grandparents’ Day on Friday, 7th March 2014.
Each February for the past 10 years, the School has been celebrating the Grandparents’ Day, an occasion when the students honour their grandmas and grandpas. The aim is to bring about a positive change in the outlook of the present generation.
The programme commenced with a beautiful prayer presented by the teachers, followed by a welcome song by Amitoj, a student of class KG-B, followed by the Ramayana recital by students of Nursery-A. The tiny tots were all excited to perform for their grandparents. There were a number of fun activities, including the evergreen ‘musical chairs’, in which the jubilant grandparents participated whole-heartedly.
Ms. Vijay Laxmi Singh, Principal, GD Salwan Public School, expressed her gratitude to the grandparents, whose whole-hearted participation and enthusiasm made this special event a memorable one for all. “The smiles said it all.” said Ms. Vijay Laxmi Singh, “This day is a wonderful tradition that highlights the importance of our extended family as an integral part of the school and the very special relationship the elderly share with the children.”
The grandparents were overwhelmed by the heart-warming gesture of the school and thanked the school for the wonderful programme. Ms. Jaspal Kaur, grandmother of Amitoj, proposed the vote of thanks and expressed the sentiments of all other grandparents that their grandchildren were in the right hands.
As one of the school’s most treasured traditions, Grandparents’ Day is an important piece of our ongoing relationship with these special people in our students’ lives.

“Thank you to all grandparents, who attended Grandparents Day on 7th March, 2014!
And thank you to all of our grandparents for their legacy of love, wisdom, and sacrifice!”