Principal’s Newsletter- July/September 2019

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Hello dear Parents,

As the term comes to an end and the children bury themselves in their books, I thought it important to share with you, the rich assortment of things accomplished by the children in these past two months. My pride cannot be mine alone!

(Detailed reports of all events and achievements are available on the School website).

Events held at our School during July-Sept

Malhaar 2019

Our bi-annual inter school competition of Music, Dance, Art and Drama was held on 25 July 2019. 17 leading schools of Delhi-NCR participated in this cornucopia of competitions whose theme was ‘ States along the East Coast of India’. Padma Vibhushan Smt Sonal Mansingh graced the occasion as chief guest. The competition was an exquisite potpourri of the arts including fusion music and dance presentations and recreating the art of patachitra and Bengali film posters of yore.

Zonal Chess Championship 2019-20

This inter school tournament was hosted by The Indian School from 29 July to 1 August 2019. Avid chess enthusiasts from 25 schools participated in this multi category tournament.  The Indian School Boys’ senior team and sub-junior team won the tournament by beating their counterparts from Gyan Bharati School and Mother’s International School in the final round. The Indian School junior girls’ team was declared First Runners’ up in their category.

The 19th Dr. Amidas Goradia National Inter school Debate held on 6 August, 2019 attracted 27 prominent schools from across the country. This year the young speakers’ flourish was a heady contest of conviction, knowledge and articulation on the following epochs.

• the bi-centenary birth commemoration of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar,

• 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, :

• 90th year of the Dandi March,

• the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and the

• birth centenary of writer Amrita Pritam.

The 15th Dr. Amidas Goradia inter school Hindi Debate for Primary students was held on 7th August, 2019. Year after year the poise and conviction of the young Primary level debaters of classes 4 and 5 is truly overwhelming.

 

Environment Week(8-12 July)

The customary annual week-long event aimed at sensitising students on the value of conserving resources and the need to adopt sustainable practices as everyday routine. Manifold activities kept the students active and involved-special assemblies, nature walks, workshops, Ted talks, nukkad nataks, songs and self-composed poems, panel discussions, library activities, art initiatives and Citizenship classes. A collection drive resulted in a veritable heap of stationery and recyclable items which were used to teach basic vocational skills to the challenged children at Palna

(NGO).

Investiture Ceremony 2019

The senior and junior student councils were ceremoniously vested with their new responsibilities. They received their positions in humility, from the outgoing council members who handed them over to their successors in customary grace.

Citizenship Programme activities

As our children become pioneers of change, they add new value to building character as future citizens.

In collaboration with Women for India (WFI),  students of The Indian School staged a Nukkad Natak on water conservation outside the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. The students’ performance depicted the common ways in which we waste water and how we should take precautions to conserve this precious resource. The students received huge applause from onlookers in the crowded public spot, after each performance.

An interactive talk was organised on cyber crime by noted lawyer, Sumit Nagpal. The talk was extremely educative. Students learned how the internet is indeed a magical resource bank but which needs to be used judiciously and with great caution.

A motivational talk by Ms Smriti Singh, assistant professor at Delhi University, who was blinded by malnutrition at an early age, was a lesson in positivity and persistence. She spoke to the students about her struggle for survival and how she handled competition when she got a scholarship to study at the prestigious Lady Shriram College. She described her difficult journey often fraught by a lack of books in Braille. She urged the children to spend time with their grandparents and even volunteer to take care of a special child in the family or neighbourhood. She stressed on how these little acts of empathy will go a long way in making the community a better place to live in.

In August, 2019, 8 students visited an MCD school in Andrewsganj  to present a Nukkad Natak on the importance of cleanliness and recycling.

Skype classrooms

Students across the classes engaged with peers and educators on Skype, in countries as diverse as Russia, Zambia, Egypt, Israel, Vietnam and South Korea. Active exchanges resulted in an exposure to unfamiliar cultures and new confidence amongst our children, as they interacted and shared details of their own culture and way of life. The junior classes got a chance to also enjoy animated story telling on Skype, of famous tales from these far off lands.

Educative Interactions of students with School Chairman

School chairman Mr. Prafull Goradia with his vast reserve of knowledge and insights on diverse matters of world history, political science, and life at large, actively engages students of primary and above in free wheeling interactions at regular intervals. This term the subjects of interaction were:

• Classes IV and V chose the historic Revolt of 1857 for a discussion with Chairman sir,

• The students of classes XI and XII engaged with the Chairman on ‘One Nation One Election’,

• Classes VIII and IX engaged in a dialogue on the General Elections of April-May 2019.

Some achievements of our students

• At ‘Opinions Matter’, an inter-school debate held at DPS, Mathura Road on 20 Aug 2019, our team comprising Shrey Gogia(XII A), Jahnnobi Roy (XII D) and Gunveer Singh (X E) lifted the Rolling Trophy. Shrey and Jahnnobi were named Second Best Speaker and Third Best Speaker respectively.

• At ‘Spectrum-2019′, inter school Declamation Competition held at The Frank Anthony Public School on 21 August 2019, Jahnnobi Roy, class XII D won the First Prize.

• At the Sarla Birla Critical Thinking Conclave held on 19 August, 2019 at Birla Vidya Niketan, our debate team comprising Shrey Gogia (XII A), Mehar Saxena(XII B) and Aryan Singh (XI B) were named First Runners Up.

• At the Language and Literature Quiz held on 7 August 2019 at the Lotus Valley International School, Noida, Maitreyi Purandare of class IX D and Sarvagya Puri of class X A, secured the First Position.

• At the Dewang Mehta Memorial IT Symposium held at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Mehta Vidyalaya on 9 August 2019, Ibrahim Ahmad and Karamjot Singh were awarded the First Prize for their anime music video in the AV Editing event.

• At the international skating event, Flanders Grand Prix Europeon Cup 2019 held in Belgium, from 9-11 August 2019, Shiva Siroli (VI D) secured the First Position in the U-12 Scholieren Boys. Sam Singh (X B) was ranked amongst the top 25 in the Youth Men’s category.

• At the Zonal Cultural Competition ( Instrumental Music), Deeposri Chowdhury of class IX C was adjudged Best Player for her Raag Bhupali on the violin

• At ‘Vyaktitva’ inter-school psych-socio event held at Ahlcon International School on 3 August, 2019, Anshika Sharma, Vanya Nautiyal and Himadri Singh of class XII C were awarded the First Prize in the quiz/ treasure hunt named Final Destination.

• At the Silver Jubilee Commemorative Young Thinkers’ Conclave, 2019 held at Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer from 27-29 August 2019, our debators- Shrey Gogia (XII A), Jahnnobi Roy (XII D) and Mehar Saxena (XII B) secured the Second position in the Inter-state Debate. Shrey was adjudged Overall Best Speaker. Anushka Saxena(X E), Sifti Singh(X A) and Jahnnobi Roy (XII D) were named First in the Creative Writing competition. Our drama team comprising Sai Pratyaksh Epari (XII D), Krithi Bajaj(XII C), Anushka Saxena (X E) and Jahnnobi Roy(XII D) stood Third in the Drama competition. Our talented techies Darsh Kumar and Kartik Anand from XII A took the Third position in the Website Designing competition.

• In the Sub- Junior Girls’ table tennis competition (Zonal level) held at the Delhi Police Public School from 24-26 July 2019, our School team comprising Udyati Malhotra (IX A), Gaurangi Malhotra (VIII A) and Satwika (VII A) secured the First Position.

• In an interschool event held at Gyan Bharati School on 4 May 2019, Ekveer Sahoo (VIII E) and Aarush Roy (VIII E) took the first prize in the Macromedia Flash Competition.

• At the Jim Corbett- Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Memorial Conclave held at Birla Vidya Mandir School, Nainital, on 19-20 April, 2019, our team comprising Shrey Gogia of XII A, Mehar Saxena of XII B and Jahnnobi Roy of XII D took the first prize for Debate. Their motion was “This house believes that India has lost the Indian Ocean politics to China.”

• At the 11th G.D Birla Thought Conclave held in Pune in 12 and 13 April, 2019, our Jahnnobi Roy (XII D) was named Best Speaker for turncoat debate; Mehul Tandon (XII A) took the first prize for poster-making, Epari Pratyaksh Sai (XII C) and Jahnnobi Roy won the second prize for Duologue.

• At TAPS Fest held at The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan on 22 and 23 August, 2019, Vismay Chadha, Hargun Singh, XII A and Varun Chopra, XI A were awarded the Second Prize in the Chemistry quiz named, ‘Protmusis: the weakest link’.

• In the National Psycholympiad’ to celebrate the ‘Mysteries of the Human Mind and Behaviour’, held at the National Science Centre on 22 and 23 August 2019, our quiz team comprising Anshika Sharma (XII C), Tanya Aswani (XII C) and Aashna Khanna (XII A) were awarded the Second Prize.

• Harleen Kaur class IX participated in the Asia & Pacific Jump Rope Championship and Camp 2019, organised by the International Jump Rope Union in August, 1019, at Incheon ( Republic of Korea).

• At Extravaganza 2019, an inter school event held on 20 August 2019, at the Frank Anthony Public School, Kusum Navaria and Shiven Batra, XII D secured the Second position in the event -Heritage ( Re-discovering the States of India). Anushree Dutta and Simran Khandpur of class XI D participated in Colour Fest and won the Second prize for Folk Painting of India.

• At an inter school Chemistry Quiz organised by the Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan on 22 August 2019, our School team comprising Vismay Chaddha and Hargun Singh of class XII and Varun Chopra of class XI (science) won the Second Prize.

• In the Zonal Senior Boys’ Badminton competition held at SKV Chirag Delhi from 8-16 August 2019, our School team comprising Gunraj Singh (XII A), Dhairya Sachdeva (XII A) and Meharpreet Singh (XII A) secured the 3rd Position.

• The Indian School Throwball Sub-Junior Girls’ team secured the Third Position in the Zonal Throwball Tournament held at GGSSS MB Road on 2 July 2019. The winning team comprised Pari Pahwal (IX A), Chetna Bist (IX A), Devyanshi Shrivastav (IX C), Udyati Malhotra (IX A), Navya Rathi ( VIII C), Maryam Rahman ( VII E), Divjot Kaur ( VIII B), Tina Daga ( VIII E), Aadya Garg (VIII A), Amrita Arun ( VII C), Shubhika Vaid (VII B) and Hukmi Kaur Bajaj (VII A).

• In the Zonal Junior Girls’ Badminton competition held at the SKV Chirag Delhi from 1-6 August 2019, our School team comprising Nandini Patel (IX B), Sehajnoor Kaur (X E) and Punya Chawla (X E) secured the Third Position.

• Our Junior choir won the Third Position at Swaralaap, an inter-school music competition held on 3rd August 2019 at Gyan Bharti School, Saket. The choir comprised Adrika Chowdhury-III B, Ishaan Santosh Kumar Bhatted-III B, Japant Singh Sethi- III B, Anugrah Massey-IV C, Aanya Singh-V A, Oishee Halder-V A, Prayag Bhattacharya-V A, Upasana Khatua-V B, Nikhil Raja Kumar-V D, Unnabh Das Mohapatra-V D and Devansh Mukhopadhya-IX A playing the percussion.

• At Fest Rendezvous 2019 held at the Air Force Bal Bharti School on 17 and 18 July, Parijat (class X) and Maitri Purandre ( class IX) won the Second Prize for Tetrathlone. Sejal Gupta ( class VIII) was awarded the Second Prize for French Recitation event.

• At the Zonal Level Cultural Competition, held on 23 July 2019, Anush Malik of class VII D secured the Third Position in the Junior Boy’s Vocal Music Hindustani (classical) category at Gyan Bharti School, Saket.

• At Eloquence, an inter school literary event held at the K.R. Mangalam World School on 26 April, 2019, Rishabh Khanna of X B and Sai Pratyaksh Epari of class XII C were awarded the Third Prize for reinterpreting the title of the book, ‘The Red Scrolls of Magic’ in a sensational comic manner.

Post the exams we shall begin practices for Annual Day, a much anticipated event on our School calendar. Whilst participation is voluntary we hope most students will opt to participate. As I have mentioned in the past, the annual day is an exercise of learning manifold things- besides drama, dance and music, it teach qualities of team work and organisational skills as the children observe their teachers script, audition, compose, design and finally mobilise and mount a production.

 

In any case, I do wish to reiterate that parents, you must persuade your child to take the benefit of the numerous co-curricular activities offered at our School. It greatly helps to discover the talents of the child which in turn helps build a holistic and well rounded personality. As you know, at our School the buzzword is  ‘edutainment’, ie., education with entertainment.

 

With my best wishes for a spontaneous collaboration at all times,

Tania Joshi,

Principal.

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