NOVEMBER 2015


 E-Teacher Alumni Workshop 'Train the Trainer


Date: 27-29 November, 2015
Venue: Hotel Ibis, Bangalore
Attended by: Ms. Dolly Dhawan

Mrs. Dolly Dhawan, PGT English was selected to attend a 3-day E-Teacher Alumni Workshop ‘Train the Trainer’ sponsored by Regional English Language Office (RELO), US Embassy at Bangalore from 27 – 29 November, 2015. It was conducted by Ms. Blaire Creamer Hart and Ms. Jane Hoelker, teacher trainers from USA. The workshop aimed to impart effective activity-based training skills, provide opportunity to practice training skills and build an active community of mutually supportive ELT teacher trainers.

 

 

 

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A Day Camp at Pratapgarh Farms, Jhajjar, Haryana


Date: 28th November, 2015
A day camp was organized at Pratapgarh Farms on Saturday, 28th November, 2015 for classes VI-VIII. The group of students and teachers received a warm with the beats of Nagada and Gujarati folk music. The ambience was that of a village life beautifully designed to give comfort to people from the city. All through the passage to the first ground there were stalls giving a look of kachcha house with women from village serving fresh, sizzling hot traditional food with utter hospitality. Students participated in various activities like camel ride, tractor ride, bullock cart ride, mud bath, tube well water bath, visit to botanical garden, kite flying etc. The children danced at the beats of the song played by the D.J. The students returned with beautiful memories spent with friends,

 

 

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Symposium: Cyber Addiction


DATE:  16 November, 2015
VENUE : Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Women’s Hostel
Teacher in charge : Ms Maheshwari Balan ( School Counsellor)
Number of student who attended the workshop : 8 (IX A & B) students
The students of Class IX attended a symposium on Cyber Addiction at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (Women’s Hostel). Eight students from class IX were selected to attend the symposium along with the school counsellor.

The symposium included renowned speakers like Ms. Seema Balli (Vice Principal of St. Mary’s school), Dr. D.S Rana, Dr. C.K Bhalla (Retired Consultant & Pediatrician), Dr. Latika Bhalla (Pediatrician ) , Dr. Mukul Arora (Psychologist) who talked about the issues related to cyber crime, internet addiction, obsession for Facebook & WhatsApp and other social media.

The symposium included discussion on the points like cybersex addiction ( compulsive use of internet pornography & adult chat rooms), cyber-relationship addiction (addiction to social networking), net-compulsion ( playing compulsive online games  or online action sites such as ebay), information overload (compulsive web surfing), and computer addiction.

The discussion also touched upon various symptoms that an internet addict person tends to acquire, such as Preoccupation and obsession , marked preference to be alone, withdrawal , etc. The pros and cons of internet addiction with reference to DSM-5  were very well explained. Some of the points that came up in the discussion to recover from internet addiction were breaking the denial, acceptance, total abstinence, social interaction, healthy lifestyle, etc.
An interactive session on cyber crime and how to avoid such situations was very productive. 

 

 

 

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ADVENTURE CAMP


Date: 14 November, 2015
Venue: School Play ground
Classes: Nursery to V


Gyan Devi Salwan Public school organized an Adventure Camp in the school premises for the students of Classes Nursery to V. It was conducted under the expert guidance of professionals from Rocksport. The students enthusiastically participated in various thrilling activities like Commando Net, Burma Bridge, Hippity Hop, Zip Line, Tarzan Swing, Tunnel Crawl, Woody Web, Rope Ladder climbing, Cross Fire, Tent Pitching, Tug of War, Zorbing, 3 tyre hurdle etc.
Children also had the pleasure of watching a hand puppet show, which the students thoroughly enjoyed. The camp ended with a rejuvenating experience by the students tapping their feet on the beats of vibrant music. It was a day filled with fun and frolic.

 

 

 

 

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Inculcating the Love of Learning… Theatre


Play – The Merchant of Venice
Date: 7 November, 2015                                                                               Venue: Sri Ram Centre, Mandi House
Aim:      
·         To introduce students to theatre
                To appreciate literature

The students of Classes X to XII, watched William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’, a theatrical presentation by Dramatech – Delhi’s leading Amateur Theatre Group for classics, comedies and musical plays. The play was presented to mark Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary and adhered faithfully to the bard’s text while depicting each character in various shades. The students were spellbound by the performance. It was a learning beyond the confines of the classrooms and was highly appreciated by the students.

Learning Objectives:  
·         To be able to question the morality, the goodness, the manipulation the contempt and the helplessness depicted by the characters.

 

 

 

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Movie Show - 'The Quest'


The students had the opportunity to watch ‘'The Quest',  a docu-drama produced by Chinmaya Creations on the life and mission of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. 40 students along with two teachers visited Siri Fort Auditorium to watch the two hour docu-drama . The movie very succinctly brings to life the journey of the young atheist Balakrishna Menon as he transforms from being a fiery revolutionary, sceptical academician, questioning journalist into a seeker with an ardent Quest for the Truth finally becoming a visionary Master carrying the message of the Rishis to the masses across the world.
The first ever film 'The Quest' on the life of Swami Chinmayananda answers all these questions and gives us insight into the making of a master who inspired millions across the globe in his life time and even now.
It filled the hearts  of children with joy and  emotions as travelled through gurudev’s life.

 

 

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INTER CLASS DANCE COMPETITION


DATE: 6th November, 2015
CLASSES – III-V
VENUE- MULTIPURPOSE HALL
An Inter Class Dance Competition was organised for classes III-V on various styles of Western and Indian – Hip Hop, contemporary, Classic Bollywood numbers. The participants mesmerised the audience with their spell bounding performances.
Result:
Parul Chaudhary and Surbhi Thakur of class V-A bagged the first prize whereas the second prize was bagged by Sara of Class IV-A.
Third Prize was shared by class V-B and Class III-B.

 

 

 

 

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Inter-House Face Painting Competition


Date: 27th November 2015
Topic:  Save Nature 

An Inter- House Face Painting Competition was organized on 27th November, 2015 in the school Amphitheatre for classes VI and VII. The theme for the same was ‘Save Nature’.
Each team from the different houses worked as a team with one member (Class X student) painted the face of another member.  The artists from the different houses very skillfully painted the faces of the junior member of their respective houses.
Aims:    To improve their understanding of concept
                To motivate their creativity and build the level of confidence in them
Learning Outcomes:       to understand the concept
                                        to portray different aspects of nature on the facial canvas

 

Results: 

 

Position

House

Names of the Participants

I

Amrit House

Dinesh Maurya, Harshita Singh

II

Ambar House

Prabhneet Kaur, Yashika Sardana

III

Avni House

Naman Jaggi, Uzair

 

 

 

Inter-House Radio Show Competition


Date:  30th November 2015
Topic:  Diwali ki Online Shopping ( Santusht Ya Asantusht) 

INTER HOUSE COMPETITION

An Inter- House Radio Show Competition was organized on 30th November,2015 for classes IX-X.  The theme for the same was Diwali ki Online Shopping ( Santusht Ya Asantusht).  Five students from each houses participated in the competition. The students showed their best creativity in writing their scripts and put up an excellent show.

Aims:    To allow the students to explore the advantages and disadvantages of Online Shopping
To build their confidence level
Learning Outcomes:       They were able to express their views through different characters They were able to shun all inhibitions and act freely

 

Results: 

 


Position

House

Names of the Participants

I

Ambar House

Harsh Malik, Daniel Qureshi, Vinyak Sarwar, Umama Akif, Ayesha Siddique

II

Amrit House

Ankit Das, , Pranav Bareja, Parmeet Oberoi, Sameer Sehgal

III

Achal  House

Manav Malhotra, Mahir Ali, Ambika Anand, Vidhi Maheshwari, Ruheen Khan

 

 

 

 

 

Inter class Rangoli Design Making Competition


Date: 14th November, 2015-11-29
An Inter class Rangoli Design Making Competition was organised for the students of class VII. The students made beautiful designs of rangoli on an A3 sheet with torn colourful bits of papers from origami sheets or old magazines.
Aims:    To enhance the students’ creativity
To encourage them to make the best use of waste
Learning Outcome: To exhibit creativity out of using waste

 

 

 

Inter class Sanskrit Shloka Recitation Competition


Date: 27th November, 2015 (Classes VI-VIII)
An Inter class ‘ Sanskrit Shloka  Recitation Competition’  was organised  on 27th November, 2015 for the students of classes VI- VIII, who recited shlokas from their own course book.
They recited the shlokas with proper rhyme and rhythm and also enlightened the audience with their meanings.
Aims:    To make children learn shlokas while enjoying
To keep the spirit of Sanskrit alive and make them understand Sanskrit as the language which is the legacy of culture
Learning Outcomes:  Children learned the shlokas and participated enthusiastically.
               
Results:

 

Position

Class

I

VI- B

II

VI- A

III

VII-A

               

 

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November Activities (KG)

Role Play: Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya
Sanitation is more important than independence.      – Mahatma Gandhi
As part of the Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign, a Role Play Activity was organised by students of Gyan Devi Salwan Montessori School on Friday, 06.11.2015 wherein, enthusiastic participants from Nursery and KG adorned the stage with their enactments. The aim of the activity was to reiterate the messages of cleanliness, good hygiene and proper sanitation. In order to inculcate the spirit of hygiene, cleanliness and aversion to unhygienic conditions in our children in the initial years of schooling, they were informed about different germs and insects and the diseases spread by them. Dressed up as a fly, mosquito, rat, lice and cockroach they informed their friends how to take care of themselves and maintain cleanliness in order to prevent illness. This was followed by a cleanliness pledge wherein the students were motivated to keep themselves, their home, school and city clean.
As an educational activity, it provided opportunities to students for a truly experiential learning.

 

 

 

Diwali Celebration
In order to explore the meaning behind our traditions and customs, that are duly associated with the celebration of the “Festival of Lights”, in a fun and playful way, the students of Gyan Devi Salwan Montessori School made Diwali Cards on Monday, 09.11.2015 to celebrate and wish their dear ones. The students participated enthusiastically in the activity as it gave them an opportunity to showcase their creative talent.

 

 

 

Adventure Camp
Gyan Devi Salwan Montessori School, organized an Adventure Camp for students of Class Nursery and KG on Saturday, 14th November 2015. With an active support from trained instructors from ‘Rocksport’ and school teachers, students experienced fast paced, power-packed adventure activities like Sport Climbing, Woody Wave, Tyre Swing, Rope Ladder Climbing, Hippity Hop, Tunnel Crawl, River Crossing, Tarzan Rope etc. in the school campus.
One of the school’s annual features, the Adventure Camp offers an opportunity for the students to grow, develop and practice the principles of togetherness and self-reliance. It also teaches valuable lessons in team spirit, fair play, love for sports and discipline. The camp gave students an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and time management.

 

 

 

Frog Race
Physical activities are necessary for the overall development of the children. A frog race was organised for the students of KG on Friday, 20.11.2015, wherein the students with the Head Band of a Frog were encouraged to move by crouching down and leaping forward. The students were lined up and they then raced like a frog to the finish line. Engaging them into such fun-filled activities help inculcate a feeling of joy, the urge to make friends and they also learn to cooperate with each other.

 

 

 

Special Assembly: Gurupurab
Satguru Nanak Pragateya, Mitti Dhund Jag Chaanan Hoya . . .

The Prakash Utsav, i.e., the Birth Anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Devji was celebrated with spiritual fervour and faith by the Montessori wing of Gyan Devi Salwan Public School on Tuesday, 24th November 2015.
A special assembly was put up by the students of Nursery B. The assembly began with a ‘Prabhat Pheri’ or morning procession with students dressed in traditional Punjabi attires. The procession was led by five children who were dressed up as the ‘Punj Pyare.’
The students were made aware of the significance of the day. It was a spiritual morning where the students learnt that by practising Naam-simran, sadhsang & Seva we can seek the blessings of Lord Almighty.
The presentation of a small story from the life of the Guru was followed by the recitation of ‘Mool Mantra’. Their innocence reflected a divine glow. With their hands folded, eyes closed and heads bowed, the little ones recited a soul touching shabad.
The class teachers motivated the students to follow the principles of Guru Sahib in order to replace darkness of negativity with light of knowledge.
The assembly came to an end by the distribution of Kadah Prasad to the entire sangat.
The spiritual ambience created by the devotional songs and chants was appreciated by the parents who appreciated the efforts of the children and the teachers in organising the Assembly.

 

 

 

 

Relay Race
Getting large motor skills moving in the classroom is a very important aspect of developmental growth. A fun relay race was organised for the students on Friday, 27th November 2015. The runners in each team exchanged a baton while running. The fun relay race allowed interaction and confidence building in a good ambience.

 

 

 

Kalakriti- an Inter-School Art Festival
Armed with colours and bright ideas, the students of around 20 academic institutions splashed their creative vision on canvas at the Kalakriti- an Inter-School Art Festival held at Gyan Devi Salwan Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar, on Monday, 30 November 2015 and won themselves accolades and plethora of prizes.
The theme of the Festival was "Animal World" and “Swacch Bharat”.  The event was organised in four categories- Drawing & Colouring, Clay Moulding, Origami and Best out of waste. A team of renowned artists comprising Ms. Megha Madan, Ms. Kusum Arora, Mr. Chandra Shekhar and Ms. Heena Gadi judged the artefacts made by 90 participants.
All the participants were given Appreciation Certificates and Gifts. The result of the Festival is as follows:

Category: Drawing & Colouring
I Prize              : Anvi Sharma (Salwan Public School, Gurgaon)
II Prize             : Gitel (Salwan Montessori School, Gurgaon)
III Prize                        : Anvi Mehta (Bal Bharati Public School, Pusa Road)

Category: Clay Moulding
I Prize              : Ahana Bansal (Salwan Public School, Gurgaon)
II Prize             : Yashita Verma (Salwan Montessori School, Gurgaon)
III Prize                        : Shreya Parmar (N K Bagrodia Public School)

Category: Origami
I Prize              : Ryka Kaur (Bal Bharati Public School, Pusa Road)
II Prize             : Tanisha (Salwan Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar)
III Prize            : Akshansh Dadwal (Gyan Devi Salwan Montessori School)
In keeping with the spirit of healthy competition, the host school participated but did not compete for any position or prize; it was handed over to Dewanshu Khokhar (N K Bagrodia Public School).

Category: Best Out of Waste
I Prize              : Nikita Chawla (Salwan Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar)
II Prize             : Suhana Mehta (Gyan Devi Salwan Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar)
The prize was given to Guraansh Singh (Salwan Junior School, Naraina).
III Prize                        : Teya Vohra (Indraprastha World School)

Everyone was spell bound to see the budding artists equipped with colours mesmerizing the spectators. The accolades won by the students boosted their confidence further. The judges appreciated the efforts of each participant.