SEPTEMBER 2016


 

 

INDO-US SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING MATH (STEM) SYMPOSIUM

 

Date:                      September 30, 2016
Venue:                   Nehru Planetarium
Attended by:        Students of Classes VI-X & Ms. Gayatri Maheshwary

 

Students of classes VI-X attended a workshop on light pollution - “Ye tara Wo Tara”. The students watched a 45-minute movie on the importance of various monuments of Delhi in the astronomy. They were shown how to identify various constellations and count the stars in the night sky.
The students also had an opportunity to interact on the issues of light pollution with the director of Nehru Planetarium, Dr. Ratnashree. They were apprised of the ways they can contribute in reducing light pollution. 

 

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PAINTING COMPETITION


A painting competition was conducted by Camlin  on 27 Sep 16 in our school where in Soham  Bhowmick of class IV-A  and  Ankur Patra of class IX got the appreciation prize under zonal category . Ankur Patra has also bagged appreciation award in Grand Finale.

(Art Department)
Purnima Madan
Preety Sharma

 

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INDO-US SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING MATH (STEM) SYMPOSIUM


STEM- THE GLOBAL DREAM
Date: 16 September, 2016
Venue: Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
Attended by: Ms. Charu Lal, Ms. Kuljeet Kaur


To establish collaborative interdisciplinary programs committed to excellence in schools, Indo-US Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Symposium was organised by STEM academy of USA Inc. in partnership with Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and Vigyan Prasar, Government of India on September 16, 2016.
The key address speaker Dr. Rajiv Tayal, Executive director, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum emphasized on the initiatives to translate new ideas of school students into tangible business opportunities.
It was followed by introduction of STEM team – USA by Dr. Amitabh Sharma, Director STEM academy of USA Inc. He discussed on his aptitude to assimilate divergent tasks and bring them to fruition to give extensive international dimension to education system.
A presentation on “STEM –Interdisciplinary approach” was given by Prof. Robert Mayes. And Dr. Lisa Stueve, Georgia Southern university, USA. Hands on activities were presented on interdisciplinary approach. A presentation on “Developing sustainable STEM program” was given by Dr. Craig Lockhart, Deputy Superintendent-Newton County Schools, USA. He stated how best practices and strategies can be utilized in schools. It was followed by presentation on “Trends support STEM education” by Mr. Ken Parker. He presented how technology and android applications like Facebook and WhatsApp is affecting our life.
Concluding remarks were given by Dr. R Gopichandran, Director, Vigyan Prasar, Government of India. It was followed by a presentation on “IRIS- National Science Fair” by Ms. Sharon E. Kumar. It was about how to participate in this program and its terms and conditions.
The program culminated with a discussion by Dr. Arvind C. Ranade, Scientist-E, Vigyan Prasat who gave the details of new program “Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan” which is a national talent search for future India.
The program was very informative and presented how STEM could be a difference maker for future generations.

 

 

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TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION


Date: 5th September, 2016
Venue: School Grounds

 

“Teachers are the torch bearers of the Gen-next”
Teachers’ Day was celebrated at GDSPS with great fervour and zeal on 5th September, 2016. A special assembly was organized to dedicate the day to the nation builders by the students. They presented a cultural programme, which included dances, a skit and songs sung by the choir from popular albums. Adding to the joy and excitement the ventriloquist of the school, Mahir Ali, student of Class X, presented an entertaining performance. There were musical instrumental performances by the students and a self-composed poem by Ms. Nayha Bhola, teacher – Primary Wing, to mark the occasion.
Children wished teachers with flowers as a token of gratitude. Ms. Mukul Jha, Principal, in her address, inspired the students to acknowledge the love and efforts of their teachers in making them good human beings.

 

 

 

 

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INTER-SCHOOL DEBATE COMPETITION CUM US UNIVERSITY FAIR


Date: 3rd September, 2016
Venue: SPS Gurgaon
Topic: International Education, opportunity vs. contretemps. 

Attended by: Ms. Charu Lal & Ms. Dolly Dhawan Samarth, Raghav and Saarthak (students of Class X A)

Salwan Public School, Gurgaon in association with Linden Educational Services, CA, USA, hosted Interschool Debate Competition cum US University Fair on September 3, 2016. The topic of the debate was ‘International Education, opportunity vs. contretemps’. The students from GDSPS, Samarth, Raghav and Saarthak, participated in the event to compete with enthusiastic debaters from eminent schools of Delhi, Ajmer, Jaipur and Gurgaon.  The event focused on the foundations of education, competition and international opportunity into the world of debating. It included the intercollegiate debate and a U.S. University fair with over 15 world recognized universities. The Representatives from prestigious US Universities interacted with the students and teachers and apprised them about various courses and scholarships available at their respective universities.

 

 

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SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES (KG)

 

Dance Performance Day
To foster an environment of self-expression, responsibility, discipline and pride Dance Performance Day was organized on Wednesday, 07 September, 2016 wherein the students of class KG presented a beautiful dance show. Full of enthusiasm, the students enthralled everyone present there. The aim was to promote confidence and a sense of accomplishment in each student.

 

 

Art Performance Day
Creating art boosts young children's ability to analyze and problem-solve in myriad ways. Friedrich Froebel, the father of Kindergarten, believed that young children should be involved in both making their own art and enjoying the art of others. To Froebel, art activities were important because they encouraged each child's "full and all-sided development". 
In this endeavour, the Art Performance Day was celebrated on Wednesday, 14 September, 2016 wherein the students of class KG created their own fruit basket. The students enjoyed colouring different fruits in the basket.

 

 

Campaign: Clean School
Cleanliness is next to godliness
In order to make students recognize the importance of maintaining a clean 
school, and to appreciate and protect the beauty of their natural surroundings, a Cleanliness Campaign was organized on Tuesday, 20 September, 2016 in school. The students along with the class teacher went for a cleanliness drive around the school premises and encouraged everyone to do the same. They took a pledge to keep their school, homes, and surroundings clean. Students were given handy tips to keep their surroundings and school clean.  It also made the students aware of the dignity of labour.

 

 

Western Music Performance Day
Children love to celebrate and every celebration brings its own learning experience for the children. Hence each little event of life is celebrated with grandeur at GD Salwan Montessori School so as to provide opportunities to these aspiring tiny tots to perform before large audiences and give you moments of pride as parents. The Western Music Performance Day was celebrated on Friday, 23 September, 2016 wherein the students of classes Nursery and KG presented an English poem/song. The activity was a platform to develop their social, communication and language skills.

 

 

 

Role Play: Our Helpers
Role play stimulates children’s imagination and enhances their social development, encourages friendship through cooperation, listening and turn taking. A Role Play Activity was organized for the students of KG on Tuesday, 26 September, 2016 wherein, enthusiastic students came dressed up as various helpers and spoke a few lines on the same. As an educational activity, it provided opportunities to students for a truly experiential learning.

 

 

 

Educational Visit to Fire Station
School educational trips enhance students learning experience by providing opportunities to participate in activities outside their normal school routine. With the intent of bringing the real life, practical knowledge into class room experiences and school curriculum, students of class KG were taken for a visit to the Rajendra Nagar Fire Station on Tuesday, 27th September 2016. The main objective of the visit was to acquaint the students with the role of fire fighters in our community, their firefighting equipment and most importantly, to teach them general fire safety techniques. Fire fighters gave a brief overview of the fire engine equipment, firefighting protective clothing, and fire safety. The students were also made aware of the emergency help line number in case of Fire, i.e., 101.
The trip was followed by a free hand drawing and colouring recap activity, wherein the students were encouraged to put their day’s learning on the paper. The visit to Fire station provided the students a chance to learn more about firefighters, their equipment and work environment.

 

 

 

PEC Activity: Ball dribbling
Ball skills help to address bilateral skills, hand-eye coordination, timing, sequencing, motor planning, and attention. Students were taught basic rolling and dribbling skills through PEC activity of the month. They were also made aware of the benefits of exercise and correct posture.

 

 

 

PEC Activity: Rolling the ball
In order to teach young children the proper techniques of rolling a ball, the PEC Activity of the month was conducted. The difference between rolling and bouncing a ball was explained to them. After several rolling attempts, the students were encouraged to roll the ball towards their friends.