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Video Conference with schools in Pakistan and Indonesia

The students of classes VII – X participated in a Tony Blairs’s Face to Faith Video Conference with Syed Pannah Ali Shah Model School, Pakistan and SMA Taruna Nusantara, Indonesia on the theme ‘Environment’. The facilitator of the V.C. was Ms. Sandhya Gupta. 
The students discussed about their lives and the Environment with one another and learned a great deal from each other. The conversation started by having a description of the environment from each school. Students in Pakistan spoke about city environment and how there are many colleges and universities, whereas the village environment is very different and has fields, birds and mountains.
In the next part, the students discussed the most major environmental problems in their communities. Students from Indonesia remarked how people’s carelessness and apathy hurts the environment, and how people must realize that small actions can go a long way over time to helping the environment. They also talked about problems with traffic jams and overpopulation
During the discussion session, students shared about some government actions that penalize those that pollute the environment. The school in Indonesia has a farm and is a green campus. From GD Salwan students spoke about how people worship plants as God, and how there are religious rituals designed to purify the environment
Students did a good job of showing respect for each other throughout the videoconference with good body language. For the most part, students were able to ask each other questions based on what they had heard from their peers – demonstrating the first step in active listening. Students also shared some personal examples of what they have done to protect and save the environment.

 

 

 

BOOK CARNIVAL-U.S.QUIZ

Gyan Devi Salwan Public School organized the book carnival. On this occasion the entire school wore a festive look.  The American Centre Library participated by putting up a stall. Ms Jyoyi Channa , spokesperson from the American Library interacted with the students and conducted quiz on American history  with the children. She also informed students about the library membership and American culture.  Children from different classes enthusiastically participated in the quiz and won books as prizes.  A wide range of books on American history, art and culture were on display. The children enjoyed the fair and picked different books according to their interest.

 

 

PRESCHOOL & PRIMARY TEACHERS CONGRESS EXPLORATION OF BOOKS AND MEDIA FOR EARLY LITERACY SINGAPORE

FOR     : Primary, preschool, and kindergarten teachers, parents, principals, librarians, language specialists.
FOCUS : China is AFCC's country of focus this year

Movie Show-He Named Me Malala

The students of Gyan Devi Salwan Public School viewed the movie He Named Me Malala an American documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim on 11 December 2015 at PVR Naraina. The film presents the young Pakistani female activist and Nobel Peace Prizelaureate Malala Yousafzai, who has spoken out for the rights of girls, especially the right to education, since she was very young. The film also recounts how she miraculously survived and has become even more eloquent in her quest after being hunted down and shot by a Taliban gunman as part of the organization's violent opposition to girls' education in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. The students realized that girls’ education is essential. The modern age is the age of awakening of girls. They are trying to compete with men in all spheres of life. There are many people who oppose girls’ education. They say that the proper sphere of girls is the home. So, they argue that the money spent on girl’s education is wasted. This view is wrong, because girl’s education can bring about a silent resolution in the society.

 

AFCC OPENING CEREMONY
HEDWIG ANUAR CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD (HABA) CEREMONY

Venue                : MOCHTAR RIADY AUDITORIUM, SMU ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ,SINGAPORE

 

Time                            : 9:00am – 10:00am
Venue                          : L16 THE POD, CENTRAL LIBRARY PLAZA, VICTORIA STREET
Topic                           : A Musical Learning Journey with Children’s Literature
Resource Person          : Lavina Chong (Educator)

Learning Outcomes:

  •   • To empower teachers with the skills to use music in the classroom.
  •   • To highlight the impact of music and movement on language and literacy development- Reading, Comprehension and Verbal Memory,  Listening Skills, Vocabulary, Phonological and Phonemic Awareness.
  •   • To provide them with methods and activities that they can use to support literacy development.
  •   • To show evidence of how music serves as a scaffold to foster thinking, self‐expression

Training and Professional Development Program  at Canning Vale College, Perth, Australia

The PET teachers of Salwan Education Trust  attended  the Training and Professional Development Program  at Canning Vale College, Perth, Australia.  Mr Vinod Sharma, HOD Sports attended the same.

 The program aimed at

  • -Curriculum framework its overarching Principles, including Sports activities per term/ per semester/ per week/ per hours/ To learn about Health education in sports at international school level
  • -Physical education and Sports studies in year 11 and 12
  • -Vocational ( job oriented courses with in sports and physical education at year10, 11 &12)
  • -Certificate II and III in Personal training & fitness
  • -Certificate II in sports and recreation outdoor education
  • -ATAR components study program and assessment - leading to direct entry into professional studies in sports and physical education at university level
  • -Observation of class teaching methodologies
  • -Studying creativity methods to engaging whole class and as well as individual engagement
  • -Skill based teaching and practice;
  • -Carnivals organisation easy ways-
  • -Class wise participation Models, Check listing, Officiating arrangements
  • -Assessment Methods - Skill and technique based assessment
  • -SePAP Model of student engagement
  • -New models of educational outcomes through sports and Physical education
  • -Use of computer and IT in physical education. 

The learning outcomes of the program were:

  • -Visiting and understanding infrastructure and facilities and its multipurpose use
  •        -  Schools, stadiums, Sports specialist school, primary schools;
  • -Sports culture and community engagement to promote sports
  • -Provision of resources
  •    -Websites department of education
  • -Readymade lesson plans and teaching plans, and Assessment plans for particular four sports -volleyball, football cricket, basketball, and athletics
  • -Visit to stadiums  - photo galleries, ground facilities, etc.
  • -SEPAP Methodology – students kept engaged from organization to participation
  • -Cycling activity in curriculum
  • -Carnival and District level tournament
  • -ATAR components study program – an average student is given chance again and again for improvement.

 

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