OCTOBER 2015


Whizkids of GDSPS …… Doodle4Google

The students participated in the Doodle4Google activity organised by Google to inspire kids to think and dream big. The theme for doodles was “If I could create something for India, it would be…”. Students created innovative doodles on the theme ‘A.P.J. Kalam’, ‘MOM (Mars Orbital Mission)’, ‘Girl Child’ and ‘Women Empowerment’. It was a great opportunity for students to showcase their talent and get creative with Google Doodles. 

 

 

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Shimla Tour


A group of twelve students along with one teacher went to Shimla from27th to 30th October, 2015 which is known as the queen of hill stations.
Students were taken to Kufri Hip Hip Hurray Adventure Park, situated in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, It has an average elevation of 2,290 metres (7,510 feet). The region around Shimla including Kufri was once a part of the Kingdom of Nepal until the area was ceded to the British Raj as part of the Sugauli Treaty. This region remained obscure from the rest of the world until the British 'discovered' it in 1819.
Students were taken to the enchanting Churdhar (Himgiri Nature Retreat camp) mountain in Sirmaur is one of the Shivalik ranges at a height of 11965 feet (it is the highest peak in southern Himachal Pradesh). Churdhar, commonly known as Churichandni (Bangle of Snow), is blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes in this region.
Students did many adventurous activities like Zip line, Hang man, Mountain climbing, and Night trekking. All these activities aimed at developing confidence, courage and determination amongst students. Bonfire and DJ night rejuvenated all the students.
Visiting the Vice Regal Lodge, which is now the Institute of Advanced Studies was altogether an enthralling experience for the students. The Vice regal Lodge in Shimla wa constructed under the supervision of Viceroy Lord Dufferin. The palace is constructed in the famous Jacob Ethen style, which is a popular English architectural design depicting the Renaissance revival.

 

                                                      PRABHAT KR SHARMA (TGT HINDI)

 

 

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TBFF Video Conferencing 'Festivals'

Date - 15 October 2015
Theme - Festivals of India
Participants - 10 students from class VIII

The Students of Class VIII participated in an interactive Video Conference (VC) on 15 October 2015 with G.D. Goenka Public School, Dwarka. The theme of the VC was ‘Festivals’. The VC session was facilitated by Ms. Simmi Kher, TBFF Coordinator (UK). The students shared their views in their favourite festival, the story behind it and how they celebrate and any one incident they remember about it. They discussed about their customs and beliefs. They discussed the things they like about their communities and what they wished to change in it. The students were actively engaged in meaningful discussion throughout the conference and shared and learnt valuable details about the various festivals celebrated in India.

 

 

 

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Inter-House Debate Competition


Date: 13th October 2015
Topic:  Drones: Boon or Bane 
Aims: To allow the students to explore more about the technology of drones
           To enhance students’ confidence and oratory skills

An Inter-House Debate Competition was organised for the students of class XII on the topic ‘Drones: Boon or Bane’ to mankind; a step towards advancement or is it going to create more problems in the lives of human beings. The speakers from Achal, Ambar and Avni spoke for the motion and the speakers from Agni and Amrit spoke against the Motion. The orators from all the five houses spoke with great zeal and brought forward many thought-provoking ideas.

 

Results are as follows:


Position

House

Name of the Participant

I

Avni

Divya Dayal (For the Motion)

II

Achal

Vani Garg (For the Motion)

III

Ambar

Tushar Bhardwaj (Against the Motion)

 

 

 

 

 

Inter class Bulletin Board Display Competition

 

Theme : Festive Season Is Here Again........
Date    : 17th October, 2015
Aims   : To spot hidden talent
              To motivate students to shoulder responsibility
              To imbibe values from the stories related to festivals

 

An Inter class Bulletin Board Display Competition was held for classes VI- VIII and IX- XI.

The Results are as follows:

VI- VIII

Position

CLASS

I

VIII- A

II

VII- B

III

VII- A

IX- XI
           


Position

CLASS

I

XI- B

II

IX- A

III

IX- B

 

 

 

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CMS Vatavaran – Environment & Wildlife International Film festival and Forum

 

Date: 10th October, 2015
Venue: NDMC, Convention Hall , Jai Singh Road
Organized By: CMS vatavaran organization
Attended By: Ms. Alka Bhatia and students of class VII B


The students of class VII attended a film festival on environment for 10 October 2015. The first film was “India’s Western Ghats” by Lorne Towned.  The film showcased rare biodiversity in this area and how these animals survive. The movie talked about Purple frog which is believed to be there since dinosaurs’ time period, what changes have taken place in it and how it was able to survive when most of the species of animals died.
The second film was “Rescuing The Stolen River”, which showcased the journey taken, by some students along with their school Principal, from Vrindavan , U.P. till Yamunotri to find out why Yamuna has polluted so much. It was very depressing and pitiful to see the condition of Yamuna in many cities including Delhi, which contributed in polluting the river and making it a virtual drain.
Students also went around seeing the stalls of various states to see their indigenous seeds and plants and learnt about their use in today’s world.
Outcome: The overall experience was very enriching and students had a good learning experience after watching the film and the exhibition.

 

 

 

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The D.K. (Dorling Kindersley) Quiz

The school round of the 42nd D.K. Quiz took place at Gyan Devi Salwan Public School on Tuesday, 6th October, 2015.
This was the preliminary round which consisted of a Written Quiz in which 116 students from classes VII, VIII & IX in teams of two participated and selected six teams sat for the stage round. There were 20 questions asked in the written round. One mark was awarded for each correct answer and there was no negative marking.
The teams for the stage round were:
Abhishek Sharma and Ayesha Siddique
Ruheen Khan and Arghya Bera
Saarthak Sharma and Shivam Jain
Shreya Garg and Umama Akif
Harshit Aggarwal and Aanchal Sharma
Pratham Sharma and Nakul Mutreja

There were Five Laps  in the Stage Round: Qloo Do (Identify the personality), WYSIWYG ( What you see is what you get), Hard Talk, Anagrams (unscramble to find the answer) and the final was the Speed King which was the buzzer round. There was negative marking in the last round for violating the rules.
Until the last round, Team E with Saarthak and Shivam was leading. But in the Buzzer Round Team F with Shreya Garg and Umama Akif took the lead and qualified for the Final Round which will take place on 12th October, 2015 at Sai Auditorium, Lodhi Road.

The Quiz Master conducted the quiz very well and gave away prizes, which were books published by them, to the winners from the audience too.    

 

 

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Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations
(Also commemorating Lal Bahadur Shastri)

Date: 1st October, 2015

A Special Assembly was organized at GDSPS to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
The programme commenced with a prayer in English 'Abide with me' which was followed by the thought of the day by Krishan Mittal of VI-A.  Next was Gandhiji's favourite bhajan ' Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' by the Hindi choir. Then, came Ambika with a Talk on Gandhi Ji and his struggle to make India free. To keep the Gandhian spirit alive, Naman Jaggi of class X recited a poem in Hindi on Gandhi ji. Last but not the least, there was a song in Hindi 'De di hamein azadi....' as a tribute to The Mahatma for fighting without any weapon.
The Principal gave away the awards to the sports achievers. Neha Bhargava who has been selected to play cricket at National level in Cuttak, got special recognition.
The children who had won prizes in Inter Salwan Science Fest were also given certificates.
Thereafter, the students were addressed by the Principal in which she emphasized on Gandhi's philosophy of tolerance, truth and non-violence. She motivated the children to lead a life according to  Gandhi's teachings. She also mentioned the great ideology of Lal Bahadur Shasrti to respect the farmers and believe in action.
To conclude the assembly, Lal Shastri's slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kissan' was recited thrice followed by th National Anthem.
- By Pratima Chawla

 


 

 

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October Activities KG

 

 

Celebration: Gandhi Jayanti
Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated on Thursday, 1st October 2015, with great zeal, enthusiasm and patriotism. The teachers shared important information and anecdotes from Gandhiji’s life with the students through an audio-visual presentation. The students were also apprised about ‘Gandhiji ke teen Bandar’ to highlight the values and ethics he strived to inculcate in the society. The highlight of the presentation was an animated song glorifying Gandhiji and how he heralded a new era for our country. Thus, the students were given a deep insight into the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi and encouraged to think about the sacrifice of our freedom fighters, analyze the importance and understand the value of freedom, through the day’s activities.

 

 

Vande Mataram: Inter-School Dance Competition
Euphoric win of first position by Gyan Devi Salwan Montessori School Dance Troupe in the Inter-School Dance Competition held at Salwan Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar on 08th October 2015
Gyan Devi Salwan Montessori School seeks to provide ample opportunities to all the students to realize their inherent potential and gives them ample exposure to test, challenge and showcase their proficiency and creativity in competitive and illustrious forums.
The GDSMS troupe of 14 dancers from Class KG participated in Vande Mataram: An Inter School Dance Competition held at Salwan Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar on 08th October 2015.
Amidst stiff competition from leading schools of the city, GD Salwanians proved their mettle by winning the First Prize. The dancers left the audience spellbound by their breath-taking dance steps. The tiny tots enthralled the parents as well as the judges with their magnificent performances. The sheer fluidity of the performers, perfect synchronization with the theme and music and the outstanding effects created by the costume, music and props made them the uncontested winners of the first position.

 

 

 

Beyond the classroom: Educational Visit to National Bal Bhawan
“Learning doesn’t end within the four corners of the classroom.”
Students of classes Nursery and KG visited the National Bal Bhawan on 10th October 2015, where they enjoyed watching different activities such as art and craft, painting, etc. The trip carried fun, excitement and willingness to acquire information. It was a trip with loads of interesting facts and findings. The students were also taken for a joy ride in the toy train which they enjoyed thoroughly. It was an enjoyable trip with an active learning experience. The students were encouraged to give a feedback of their experience and learning at Bal Bhawan, in the form of a drawing.

 

 

 

PEC Activity
Ball skills help children develop body control and strength. By practising basic ball skills, children can develop hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination, and control of their larger muscles. Children also learn to track objects as they move and judge distance when they throw, hit and kick balls of various sizes.
In the 1st PEC Activity of the month, the students were encouraged to throw the ball and hit the given target while in the 2nd PEC Activity, the students learnt the techniques of throwing and catching a ball correctly. They really enjoyed the activity.

 

 

 

Inter-Class Ball Throw Competition
Children love the feeling of propelling an object away from their body and watching where it goes. In addition to this, the Pre-Primary students are at a stage of gross motor skill development where ‘throwing games’ can help them practice using large muscle groups. An Inter-Class Ball Throw Competition for students was organized on Wednesday, 14th October 2015. On the basis of their performance, in using the proper technique of throwing the ball, the following prizes were given:

 

Prize

Girls

Boys

I

Arpita (KG-A)

Aryan (KG-B)

II

Rafat (KG- A)

Raghav (KG-A)

III

Adyani (KG- B)

Mohd. Adnan (KG- B)

 

 

 

 

Bal Ramayana- a Vivid Spectacle by Students of KG and Nursery

A Special Assembly on Dussehra was organized on Friday, 16th October 2015. The assembly began with a welcome address by Ms. Ashima Kumar. An inspiring thought was shared by Ms. Achala Kumar in Hindi- “Bhalayi mein anand hai kyunki yeh hamare swasthya aur sukh mein vridhi karti hai.” This was followed by the news read by Ms. Priti Dewan to make the students aware of the current happenings.
Students of Class Nursery presented a devotional bhajan “Hey Ram”. A wonderful Ramayana recital by students of Class KG was the highlight of the assembly. The assembly concluded with a short quiz on the festival wherein Ms. Jaswinder Kaur, Coordinator, Gyan Devi Salwan Montessori School, shared some important information regarding the significance of the festival and how it is celebrated in different parts of India.

Cartoon Show: Bob the Train
Cartoons, just like kids, narrate innocent stories. They create a world to which kids can relate to. The extra ordinary energy and powers of the main cartoon character makes them a favourite among kids. They provide learning with fun. A Cartoon Show: ‘Bob the Train’ was organized on Monday, 19th October 2015 for the students to help them formulate better understanding of the topic- ‘Means of transport’. They enjoyed the show thoroughly while learning about the topic.

 

 

 

 

Say No to Crackers Campaign
SAY NO TO CRACKERS Campaign was initiated on Wednesday, 21st October 2015 to make the students aware of the hazardous effects of the use of crackers and urge them to celebrate Diwali in an eco-friendly manner. Students were informed about the dangers and pollution caused by firecrackers and were asked to refrain from burning crackers this Diwali. They were motivated to take a pledge to celebrate Diwali without crackers. In order to give the message to celebrate a safe and environment friendly Diwali, over 125 students of Nursery and KG, carrying colourful placards with slogans, marched through the school. The campaign aimed at creating awareness and sensitizing students towards the impact of the fun they choose to have while celebrating the festival.

 

 

Celebration: Dussehra
The school celebrated organized Dussehra celebration for the students on Wednesday, 21st October 2015. The students had limitless fun and excitement. The day started with the teachers’ narration of legendary story of Lord Rama and how good won over evil. To mark Lord Rama's victory over Ravana and to reinforce the message that good always triumphs over evil, the effigy of Ravana was burnt. Hon’ble Director Sh. J. N, Chopra and Respected Principal Ms. Mukul Jha, wished and blessed the students on the occasion, while inspiring them to follow the path of truth.

 

 

 

Inter-class General Knowledge Quiz Competition: Means of Transport
To engage and enlighten the students, an Inter-class General Knowledge Quiz Competition on the topic Means of Transport was organized for class KG. The Preliminary Round was conducted on Wednesday, 28th October 2015 in the classes, wherein 5 students were selected from each section for the Final Round on Thursday, 29th October 2015. Each participant exhibited their knowledge and confidence in answering the questions. The quiz comprised of oral questions, riddles, audio and visual rounds. The participants, as well as the audience, enjoyed these rounds that tested how proficient they were with the concept of transportation. Class KG B was declared as the winning team beating the team of KG A by a close margin of 1 point. The parents congratulated the winners and appreciated the efforts of the students as well as the teachers.