SEPTEMBER 2014


 

Inter House Display-board competition


An Inter House Display Board Competition was held in the school on 30th September 2014 on the theme -Folk Art/Tribal Art/Environment.
All the four Houses displayed their talent and creative and aesthetic skills.
The innovative ideas of the staff members of the four houses and the students was evident in the form of excellent and colourful display, as interesting topics were depicted in their own creative ways.
Results were:
I. Anal House
II. Ambar House
III. Avni House

 

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INTER CLASS ON-THE-SPOT PAINTING COMPETITION


GDSPS organized a Poster Making Competition on the theme-Delhi 2020 on 30th September 2014.  The students from class VI to VIII participated with great enthusiasm. They exhibited their talent through their art work.
The students expressed their ideas through colour and form, with relative captions and slogans. It was a great opportunity to watch these young minds trying to create their ideas of future Delhi on paper. The poster of Delhi 2020 from class VIII A was adjudged as the best.

 

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Book Launch


Date                  :  20th September, 2014
Venue               :  Park Hotel, Park Street
Organised by   :  Ratna Sagar Publishers
Attended by    :-  Ms Subita Mittal and Ms.Pratima Chawla


The Book Launch of the new series of books ‘Communicate in English’ by Ratna Sagar Publishers was held to promote the series and classroom teaching strategies.  
Many eminent speakers and resource persons were present in the workshop. It started with the intriguing speech by Prof. Rama Mathew. She talked about the importance of projects during classroom teaching in which involvement and feedback of the students is the first and foremost step.
Prof. Faizel Alkazi enlightened the audience about how language can be made interesting through theatre which is a free activity. It gives the feeling of enjoyment and accomplishment but students should be allowed to do it on their own terms and conditions. Ms. Meena Sehgal spoke about the strategies for teaching English. She emphasized that textbook is only a tool to provide certain inputs for language learning. therefore sufficient opportunities for pair work and group work should be provided in classroom. The authors of the series, who have made their contribution in the forthcoming books, read out their stories. The most capturing was “Dal Delight” which was read out by its author Ms. Subhadra Sen Gupta.
The workshop was very useful and beneficial which would help the teachers in their teaching profession.

 

 

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Workshop on ‘Fire Safety’


A workshop on ‘Fire Safety’ was held on 19.9.14 at G.D. Salwan Public School.
At 9:00 a.m. the emergency alarm was raised by means of a hooter. Soon the children teachers and other staff started evacuating the building and with three minutes, all assembled in the ground.
The fire officer Mr. Dhaiya explained the three ways of extinguishing the fire depending on the type of fire.
It focused on the equipments which can help the victims within seconds. For instance wood cutter, iron cutter, beam cutter to name a few of them. The demo was done for the entire school.
After the demonstration of equipments the ‘Fire Staff’ showed the hose pipe with intense water pressure which can extinguish fire up to great heights. Doing this, they sprinkled some showers on the students also, which the students enjoyed very much.

 

 

 

 

 

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WORKSHOP ON BASIC LIFE SUPPORT


G D Salwan Public School, Rajinder Nagar conducted a workshop on Basic Life Support for classes VI, VII & VIII on 29 September 2014. It was organized by Dr. Gurbachan Singh (Head of Emergency Services) from BLK Hospital. It helped the students to know that Basic Life Support is the foundation for saving lives following the cardiac arrest.

The main objective was to create awareness about sudden cardiac arrest, activation of emergency response system and early cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
The students learned the following things:
      1. Signs of cardiac arrest are unresponsiveness, no breathing and no major pulse.
      2. Call for ambulance.
      3. Before starting with the compression we should check for :
          • Position of victim, rescuer and arm position.
          • Position of hands and site of compression.
          • Starting the CPR, if carotid pulse is not felt in 10 seconds.
          • Compress the chest at least 2 inches so as to allow the chest to recoil before next compression.
          • Ratio of CPR is 30 compressions to 2 ventilation.

The students and staff actively did the CPR on the dummy and practised how to do it, incase of an emergency.

 

 

 

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PRIMARY MONTHLY ACTIVITY


Month –September
Activity- Inter-House Paper Reading Competition (IV & V)
Venue - Amphitheatre


An Inter-House Paper Reading Competition was organized for the students
of classes IV and V. The objective behind the competition was to motivate the students to enhance their reading skills and build their confidence level.
The house activity helped the students to overcome their stage fear. 
The participants with great zeal participated in the event and exhibited their talent.
The result of the event was:
ACHAL HOUSE –1st   POSITION (KRISHAN MITTAL)
AVNI HOUSE – 2ND POSITION (HAMDA)

 

 

 

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GDSPS hosts Times NIE Youngstars Championship 2014


The Youngstars Championship 2014 was organized at G.D. Salwan Public School on 30th September, 2014 by Sanjeev Datta Personality Transformation School in collaboration with NIE Times of India. The day was marked by the presence of Mr. Sanjeev Datta, Ms. Vandana Balyan – Deputy Chief of NIE-TOI and Major General Navneet Khanna, Director, GD Salwan Public School.

 

For the past three decades, Mr. Sanjeev Datta has served as an indelible mentor, philosopher and guide to thousands of individuals. A recognized authority in leadership development, theatre-induced-confidence building measures and inculcation of peak performances; Mr. Sanjeev Datta has consistently been working towards humanitarian endeavours. He even invented the unique and rare Theatrical Action Method (TAM) to boost confidence in kids.

 

The event was hosted by Mr. Biram Datta who facilitated the audience and the participants. The competition was divided into three categories - Junior, Middle School and Senior.


Each participant had to go through three rounds. The first round consisted of confidence and attitude walk followed by Character Presentation wherein the participants had to enact Mahatama Gandhi and convey his teachings and values in the best way they could. The last round was an impromptu question answers round where participants had to answer the questions written on a chit, randomly picked up by them. The questions were based on their personal experiences, likes and dislikes. To make the event more interactive the Team of Sanjeev Datta School mimicked some characters like Mark Antony from Shakespeare’s play ‘Julius Caesar’ and a funny South Indian Character, and students followed enthusiastically.

 

Before the declaration of results there was an Interactive Session with the audience and students actively participated in the discussion which provided each and every student an opportunity to share their experiences and opinions.

 

The results of the competition were: Kartike of Class V and Hamda of Class IV from junior category followed by Ryan Khan and Ruhin Khan from middle School Category and Gurpreet Singh Dutt of Class XI and Ambica Anand of class IX from the Senior Category. All of them were awarded with scholarship of Rs. 21,000 and cash prize of Rs. 2,100 by Mr. Sanjeev Datta. In the end Mr. Datta addressed the gathering with his encouraging words and said, “Every student has a winner inside waiting for him/her to be discovered.”

After this competition a rejuvenation workshop was organized for the teachers to relax, refresh and recharge themselves. Teachers work very hard and to reduce their stress they were equipped with some techniques to recharge themselves through the Theatrical Action Method by Mr. Datta. The methodology of Mr. Sanjeev Datta laid a good impact on students as well as teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

Career Counselling

 

 

DATE                                  :               26th September 2014
VENUE                                :               Multi Purpose Hall, G.D Salwan Public School
TIMINGS                            :               7.30 a.m to 9.00 a.m
ATTENDED BY                   :               Students of XI and XII

 

Build a Dream Career after XII  - by Career Launcher
Students of today are very career oriented and wish to take professional courses immediately after class XII. Apart from conventional careers, many new careers also provide excellent opportunities. A career counselling workshop for organised for the students of the commerce stream. Some of the career opportunities discussed with the students were:

  1. LAW: Legal knowledge has today become essential for everyday operations at micro as well as macro level. Accordingly, the demand for young law graduate is rising.
  2. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ( BMS and BBS ) : Throughout the corporate world , there is massive demand for employees with management education. The astounding degree of rewards that M.B.A graduates get, in terms of remuneration, job profile, respect and rank, makes it natural for business management education to be coveted at the undergraduate level as well.   
  3. HOTEL MANAGEMENT : A growing economy also means growth in tour and travel , leisure activities and hospitality services. The hospitality industry in our country has also grown by leaps and bounds.
  4. MEDIA / MASS COMMUNICATION : The need to stay connected to, and abreast of, what is happening in the world has revolutionized the way we communicate today. The field of mass communication offers exciting career options and innumerable opportunities in diverse fields.
  5. CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTANCY : C.A is one of the most sought – after professional courses for commerce students. CA is one of the backbones of the financial regulatory system of our country.

All the above courses were discussed in detail along with their eligibility criteria, test patterns, premier institutes etc. It was an enriching session in all respects for the students.

 

    
 

 

 

 

 

Report


Building Sense: Beyond the green facade of sustainable habitat
Date: September 22, 2014
Venue: Jacaranda Hall in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

 

“BUILDING SENSE: BEYOND THE GREEN FAÇADE OF SUSTAINABLE HABITAT” was a part of CSE’s initiative to promote good practices in the building construction sector and habitat management for resource efficiency and sufficiency in Indian cities. It covered a wide range of issues, including environmental impacts of buildings and townships; energy efficiency of buildings; affordable housing for the urban poor; building materials and the green rating of buildings. The niche gathering was of the architects, regulators, professionals, academia, civil society groups and building industry who are working on sustainability of the building sector from across India. The conclave focused on the various hazards of the architectural designs to reduce the environmental impact of built environment in our cities and reduce pressure on resources.

The three major points emphasized and talked about by almost all the panelists were:
First, the general approach is to first build wrongly and then "fit" in the green features. For instance, glass-enveloped buildings are certified green, simply because they install double or triple insulating glass, or five-star air-conditioners to cool places that were first heated up deliberately. In fact, glass necessitates air-conditioning, and so buildings become energy guzzlers. The irony is that these buildings still qualify for a green tag when the air-conditioning system used in glass-cased constructions is more efficient. "Build badly and then sugarcoat it" is the principle.
Secondly, rating systems are being pushed through government and municipal schemes without any evidence that green-certified buildings are actually working. Data on the performance of the green buildings after they have been commissioned were, till very recently, not disclosed. So even though rating agencies say that green-certified buildings save between 30 per cent and 50 per cent of the energy and reduce water consumption by 20-30 per cent, they have no corroborating data.
Thirdly, all these so-called green technologies end up hiking costs to the extent that buildings become unaffordable to most. What India needs are building standards that are appropriate and cost-effective. Green architecture should not be a barrier to inclusive growth.
Traditional architecture was talked about which is based on the principle of "localising" buildings so that they can optimise natural elements and be efficient in resource use. This "science and art" of engineers for nature needs to be infused with the new material knowledge of modern architecture.
Many architects, engineers and builders are innovating with this old-new science. That's how the knowledge and practice of affordable and sustainable buildings will evolve. But big builders will adopt it only if and when the façade of green buildings is lifted.

 

 

 

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WORKSHOP BY PROCTOR & GAMBLE


DATE  :  17th September, 2014
VENUE :
 GD SALWAN PUBLIC SCHOOL
CO ORDINATED BY : PROCTOR & GAMBLE
SCHEDULE  : 1 HOUR


GD Salwan Public School, Rajinder Nagar organised a workshop on ‘Health and Hygiene’ for classes VI ,VII and VIII on 17 September 2014. It was organized by Proctor and Gamble group. Ms. Raji Sharma started with a warm welcome to Proctor & Gamble group. This workshop included the changes in teenage groups i.e. physical and mental changes and how to react to these changes. The students were told about exercises to be done during this time. The session also included the myths followed by our ancestors and how we can get rid of them. A movie was screened which helped the students to know why it is necessary to keep our body clean, about healthy food habits and about the maturity level as they enter the teenage.
It was an interactive session which helped the students in overcoming their doubts and enhanced their knowledge on how to remain well groomed during teenage.

 

 

 

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TEACHERS’DAY CELEBRATIONS


DATE: 5th September, 2014
VENUE: G.D Salwan Public School


Teachers’ Day was celebrated with great fervour and zeal on 5th September, 2014.
A special assembly was organized in the school ground. The assembly commenced with a prayer dedicated to ‘gurus’ and an English song for teachers by the school choir.
A talk on the Teachers’ Day was delivered by Yukti Sharma of class XII B. Vinayak Srivastav of class VII recited a self composed poem dedicated to his favourite teacher.
Vinayak Sarvar of Class IX played some old melodies on the keyboard which were appreciated and applauded by all. Thus, it was rendered an open forum and a lot many quotes on teachers’ day came up from the students’ side.
The whole day was full of festivities. Children wished their teachers with flowers as a token of gratitude.
The highlight of the day was the interactive session between Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi and children across India through Video Conference at Manek Shaw Stadium which was attended by all the children of all the schools pan India. The direct telecast was viewed by teachers and students of GDSPS as well in the multipurpose hall of the school.
The students learnt from the wise pearls of the Prime Minister and the session was a great learning experience for the students as well as teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

Report: Declamation

Topic: Rivers as cradle civilization-

 

An inter-house Declamation Competition was organized for classes IX-X on the topic “Rivers as cradle of Civilization” on 1st September 2014. The topic of the declamation made the students realize the importance that the rivers hold in the lives of living beings.  The cradle of civilization is a term referring to locations identified as the sites of the emergence of civilization. Rivers gave birth to human civilizations in all continents. As a result of the multiple and exponentially growing human activities, most world rivers are now being impacted by long range atmospheric transport of pollutants. These changes can be regarded as a global water quality issue.

Students discussed the civilizations – Mesopotamia (Egypt), the Indus Valley and the Yellow River Valley civilizations in detail. They highlighted the role played by these rivers in the settlement and development of these civilizations. The students also used the platform to show their concern for the depleting state of rivers today and the impact that they could possibly have on the lives associated with them.
The judges: Mr. Rohan Singh and Mr. Subir (associated with heritage walks) also shared their views on the topic. They highlighted the impact of the scarcity of water on the very existence of life. They related the water issue with the politics and economy in the world. The students were also made to realize how important it was to save water as the wars in the future might be fought for this resource. The students had an interactive session with the judges and pledged to conserve “Rivers –The cradle of civilization.”
The winners of the Declamation were Daniel and Ambika of Ambar House.

 

 

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Mock Parliament


                                                                
Date                :  6th September, 2014                                                
Venue             :  School Amphitheatre
Event              :  Mock Parliament – Classes VI - VIII


A mock Parliament was held as part of school activity by the students of classes VI, VII and VIII on 6th September 2014. The aim of the mock parliament was to make the students aware about the working of the Parliament and to make them enlightened citizens. 
The students' mock Parliament had both the ruling and the opposition parties at the right and left sides, respectively. It saw the future's young leaders presenting their views on steps to be taken for the welfare of the country and how to work towards achieving the dream nation of India. In the Question- Answer session students took up the issues which are not only concerned to the country but also towards them as future citizens. The students of class VIII showcased how RTE bill was passed and they debated on the advantages and the disadvantages of the RTE bill. They also had a discussion on the problem of drug addiction in youth and various policies that the government can adopt to curb it. They also discussed the problems which the government faces to control drug trafficking. 
What was the most appealing to watch was the young leaders taking oath in Hindi and English! They paid tributes to departed leaders, followed by a two-minute silence and also welcomed a foreign delegation.
The activity was a great learning experience and a hands-on-approach for the students.

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES (KG)


Teachers’ Day Activity
To pay tribute to a very special person in their lives – ‘their teachers’, students celebrated Teacher’s Day through a plethora of activities on Friday, 05 September 2014. To make their own teachers know how special they are, the little ones made lovely bookmarks and cards for their teachers showcasing their admiration in their own innocent and adorable ways.

 

 

Show and Tell: Animals
What better way to encourage students to learn about their lessons than in an enjoyable environment! Show and Tell Activity for the month was organized on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 wherein the students brought in their favourite toy animals and shared their knowledge with the entire class about the animal, describing it and mentioning why they liked that particular animal. Surely all the students had learnt a lot about many animals after listening to their peers.

 

 

Special Assembly: International Day of Peace
On Monday, 23 September 2014, class KG-B presented a special assembly on International Day of Peace. The meaning and importance of Peace was discussed by the students. Students also informed all about the history of this day. This was followed by recitation of poems on the same theme. The assembly concluded with a song – we shall overcome, emphasizing on the importance of love and peace. They took the pledge to be the benefactor of peace.
The days, like International Day of Peace, are celebrated in the school so that students get acquainted to these very important issues of the World and help them in future to be good citizens of the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle Race
Tuesday, 23 September 2014, students of class KG were all set to cheer all the riders taking part in Cycle Race.  The students were excited to see all their friends who were taking part.  Although they raced past them very quickly, it was certainly an impressive sight and will hopefully inspire some of our other pupils to carry on cycling! The winners of the Cycle Race were:
BOYS

 

Prize

KG-A

KG-B

I Prize

Tanish Rawat

Shaurya Khanna

II Prize

Shaurya Sahni

Manit Deva

III Prize

Shari Siddique

Mohd. Nasir

 

 

 

GIRLS

 

Prize

KG-A

KG-B

I Prize

Devanshi Matholia

Chinmayaee Khanna

II Prize

Avni Gupta

Aarna Singh

III Prize

ChehakBairwa

ParishiMalhotra

 

 

 

 

 

PEC Activity
PEC activity for the month was organized on Monday, 29 September 2014. Students learned to run sideways and jump on the given lines for their gross motor development and to improve their concentration skills.

 

 

 

Save Food, Save Life: Movie Clip
“A stitch in time saves nine”
‘We waste food because we live in a culture where there has always been more than enough.’ But there are many people who do not get even a single meal, as they can’t afford it and thus are under-nourished.
A movie clip on “Save food, Save life” was shown to the little ones on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 to encourage them not to waste food. They learnt that if we want to protect our planet, respect other humans who don’t have enough, nourish ourselves properly, we have to stop wasting food when we could be eating it.

 

 

Booklings Publication Workshop
A workshop was organized by the Booklings Publishing House for the KG classes. The publishing house mainly publishes books for young children encompassing a wide variety such as storybooks, general knowledge, art and craft etc.
The workshop began with the questioning of children about their favorite stories. The answers to the question were mainly Krishh, Doremon and Tom and Jerry (all T.V. shows) – highlighting the sorry state of our children’s reading habits.