22nd Aug 2014: Special Assembly on the topic: " Nationalism"
Class IX-A conducted assembly on August 22,2014 on the topic “Nationalism”. Various posters were prepared by the students demonstrating the meaning of Nationalism and the National Symbols of our country. Various articles on the need to inculcate a spirit of nationalism for a strong nation were read out. Students expressed their love for their country through heart warming poems.
A few snippets of the show were:
1) A poem was sung on “Nationalism”
2) A Hindi article was also read out
3) One of the students spoke an influencing and inspiring article related to life skills on the topic “Coping With Stress” which included the following lines-Life is beautiful canvas which showcases emotions of different time spans. Life means putting best efforts and moving ahead with motivation and strength to face the hardest of kinds. Stress here can be anything that Stress here can be anything that possesses a challenge or threat to our well-being.
The end of the assembly was remarked by the National Song.
20th Aug 2014: Special Assembly on the ‘Meaning of Freedom’
Following were the objectives of Assembly:
To sensitize students about the freedom fighters
To sensitize students about the RIGHTS of Child
To make students aware of ‘Interpersonal skills’
On 20th August, 2014 Class X-B conducted a special assembly on the topic ‘Meaning of Freedom’.The assembly started with the meaning of FREEDOM followed by News and Articles on Freedom. Through the article, students were made aware that freedom is the right and capacity of people to determine their own actions, in a community which is able to provide for the full development of human potentiality. Freedom may be enjoyed by individuals but only in and through the community. Students were also apprised about how to develop “INTER-PERSONAL SKILLS” which is an important life skill. Following points were discussed on improving Interpersonal skills
Verbal Communication - What we say and how we say it.
Non-Verbal Communication - What we communicate without words, body language is an example.
Listening Skills - How we interpret both the verbal and non-verbal messages sent by others.
Negotiation - Working with others to find a mutually agreeable outcome.
Problem Solving - Working with others to identify, define and solve problems.
Decision Making – Exploring and analysing options to make sound decisions.
The assembly was concluded by a group song ‘Satyamev Jayate’ and the famous Quote
May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.( Peter Marshall )
15th Aug 2014:"Wings of Independence"
To mark the celebration of Janmashtami and 68th Independence Day , an assemblage of activities ranging from fancy dress, patriotic song competition to dances was organized to infuse the feeling of patriotism and depict our rich cultural heritage. The programme began with a soulful aarti in praise of Lord Krishna followed by a mesmerizing dance performance. The students of class III recited poems on various themes. The tiny tots of class I stupendously enacted the roles of the Prime Ministers of India beautifully highlighting their effective speaking skills. An Inter-House Patriotic Song Competition was also organized which left everyone spellbound. A dance performance showcasing a girl’s journey into the army was appreciated by one and all. It was a rich learning experience for the students who cherished the value of freedom and patriotism. This was followed by an energetic band performance. The programme was truly enthralling as our young children displayed their talents. Mrs. Mukul Jha, the Head, addressed the gathering by asking students to follow the path shown by our historical leaders and advised the youth to work towards liberating India from the clutches of social evils. The programme concluded with the National Anthem and distribution of tricoloured ladoos.
14th Aug 2014: Patriotic Poetry Recitation Competition
To develop students’ recitation skills and confidence.
To enable them to appreciate the patriotic ideas and thoughts.
To inculcate a sense of patriotism amongst students.
To create the love for declamation amongst them.
The Patriotic Declamation Competition of classes4 and 5 was held on August 27, 2014. The topicof the competition was ‘AnushasanaurSwatantrakaMahatva’. The competition aimed at encouraging students to generate awareness of national integrity, contribution of great leaders, martyrs and pay respect to them. The young children got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence through declamation The children chose beautiful patriotic thoughts with a lot of patriotic zeal and enthusiasm.The Head, Ms. MukulJha graced the occasion as the judge. She encouraged the children to maintain a harmonious pace for declamation and that the use of props and movement added excellent variety to the thought.
Students learnt to express their thoughts with correct intonation, pause, stress and expression.
They spread the message of love, peace and non-violence.
They developed their self confidence.
They shared their thoughts with national fervour and zest
They learnt the importance of discipline.
8th Aug 2014: Special Assembly on Inculcating leadership Qualities
To enable the students to :
· Outline the qualities required to be an effective leader.
· Imbibe positive virtues.
· Focus on team work and rise above individualism.
A special assembly on inculcating leadership qualities was conducted by the students of classes VII A and VIII A on 8th Aug 2014. The programme began with a shloka to invoke the blessings of God. Students discussed at length the qualities a good leader must have. They also made beautiful posters highlighting the contribution of great leaders. Students of class VIII presented the famous speeches of the national and international leaders eloquently with great confidence and were applauded by one and all. Sanya Dewra’s speech on Leaders Are Made encouraged everyone to inculcate leadership qualities with their hard work and dedication. Students of class VII A talked about the role of Effective Communication as an important life-skill to achieve success. The assembly concluded with a beautiful song performance We Are Unbreakableoriginally sung by Hedley.
1st Aug 2014: Special Assembly on the Theme : Patriotism
To imbibe values of togetherness
To understand the meaning of patriotism
Students of class VI –A conducted a special assembly on the theme patriotism. The assembly started with a poem on patriotism and sacrifices made by various leaders of our country were highlighted. The assembly proceeded with mind blowing speeches on patriotism.the assembly ended with a beautiful dance performance.
Work together as one instead of an individual.
Have love and respect for the country.
31st July 2014: Harry Potter Day
To enlighten students about J.K Rowling’s life and her literary works.
To inculcate love for English literature .
To value quiz as a means of learning and enjoyment.
To celebrate the birthday of Harry Potter as well as the author of Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling, the school observed Harry Potter’s day on 31st July 2014. A special assembly was conducted and documentary on the life and works of the author was shown to the students which was followed by a quiz. Students also displayed their creativity by making attractive book jackets. The best ones were selected and the students were asked to write and read the book reviews to encourage other students to read more books.
Motivated students to read J K Rowling’s work and create and try their hands at writing.
Students enjoyed the quiz which enhanced their knowledge about Harry Potter series.
Enabled the students to blend their intellectual and artistic skills.
31st July 2014: Inter-House English Poem Recitation Competition
An Inter-House Poem Recitation Competition was organized for students of classes IV and V on 31st July 2014 at the Primary Wing of Salwan Public School Afternoon. Each team comprised of two budding poets.
The theme of the competition was ‘Save Environment’.The four teams created an aura of melody, music and excitement through their enthusiastic performances. They used actions, gestures and props to captivate the attention of the audience. Ms. Chhavi Sinha, co-ordinator, and Ms. Vandana Chopra, H.O.D English,were welcomed warmly as the esteemed judges for the event. The participants were judged on the basis of their presentation, expression, fluency, clarity and intonation. The judges appreciated the efforts of all the participants. The first prize was bagged byDiksha ofHargobind Khorana House for her heart rendering performance. Saumil of Mother Teresa House won the second prize followed by Dhriti of Tagore House who won the third prize.All the teams displayed their talents and skills with unmatched confidence and enthralled the audience.
25th July 2014: Investiture Ceremony
To appoint new student leaders for the session 2014-15, the Investiture Ceremony was conducted at Salwan Public School Afternoon on July 25 with great enthusiasm. The cabinet members marched sprightly and majestically in sync with the beating of the drums to the school ground. The Head Boy Shikhar Gupta and the Head Girl Pragya Kwatra of class X along with their team of office bearers took the pledge to hold the school motto ‘Service Before Self’ in high esteem and honour the trust bestowed upon them. The School Head Mrs. Mukul Jha along with other senior teachers awarded badges to the newly elected office bearers.
Mrs Jha, in her address, congratulated the team and advised them to be role models for other students and perform their tasks and responsibilities with utmost sincerity and diligence. Ms Chhavi Sinha,( H.O.D., Department of S.St.) also stressed upon the need of assuming responsibilities by each one in the best interest of the school. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.
25th July 2014: Report on Special Assembly on Duties of the Prefectorial Board
To create awareness about the duties to be performed by the newly elected prefectorial board.
A special assembly on Duties of the Prefectorial Board was organized on 25th July 2014 by the students of class VII-B and IV-A. Students congratulated the newly elected prefectorial board. News was read by the students of class IV-A which was followed by the list of all the duties which needs to be carried out by the student council. An article on the topic ‘Discipline’ was also read.
Last but not the least students of class VII-B sang a motivational foot tapping song seven habits.
The student learned about the various duties to be performed by the student council.
18th July 2014: Assembly on Recycling and Waste Management
1. To spread awareness regarding the types of waste and its management
2. To explain the meaning and importance of recycling
A special assembly was conducted by class VIII B on recycling and waste management. The assembly started with a detail on creation of compost and its importance. It was followed by information on bio- degradable and non- biodegradable waste and a game on the segregation of waste. Information about how to recycle paper at home and different items that can be made out of the paper mashie was demonstrated. The students gave a musical dance performance depicting the 4 R’s and their importance.School initiatives were highlighted regarding waste management. The assembly was concluded with a small piece of music from junk.
12th - 17th July 2014: Interface with Parents
Positive parent-school communications benefit parents. A good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for the students' success. The manner in which schools communicate and interact with parents affects the extent and quality of parents' home involvement with their children's learning.
Keeping this in mind, Salwan Public School Afternoon organized an ‘Interface with Parents’ wherein parents of the students of our school were invited to be a part of the teaching world. They came prepared to teach for one period each in the school.
On Saturday, 12th of July, the parents of kids of class I and II came to school for teaching one lesson in their child’s class. Their enthusiasm to teach was sky high. They came with teaching aids to make their classes more interesting. The parents benefited by becoming more confident about the value of their school involvement. Parents developed a greater appreciation for the important role they play in their children’s education. Parents who were involved tend to have a more positive view of teachers, which results in improved teacher morale.
On Monday, 14th July, parents of class III, IV, V were invited to take lessons in their child’s classes. Parents benefitted from being involved in their children's education by getting ideas from school on how to help and support their children, and by learning more about the school's academic programme and how it works.
On Thursday, 17th July, parents of class VI, VII, VIII were invited for the same. Parent involvement benefitted students, including raising their academic achievement, increased motivation for learning, improved behavior, more regular attendance, and a more positive attitude about homework and school in general making it a huge success.
The Interface programme aimed at improving channels of communication to foster understanding, caring and collaboration between the classroom and home. It also is our best hope for increasing support for our educational institution.
Inter-house football matches were conducted in the school grounds for classes IX and X from 7th July 2014 till 12th July 2014.Final was played between Mother Teresa House of class 9 house and C.V. Raman house of class 10. Tournament was won by C.V Raman house of class X. Finals were played just one day before the finals of FIFA WORLD CUP 2014. Whole ground was decorated as a mini Brazil and class 1 children were dressed up in yellow and green dresses as cheering group for the teams and were cheering on the smashing hit of FIFA CUP “OLE OLE” Song. Matches were witnessed by classes 8th, 9th, and 10th.
11th July 2014: Special Assembly on "Eco- Sustainability "
* To make students understand the meaning of Eco- sustainability. * To apprise students about the need of Eco- Sustainability. * To give knowledge about the initiatives of Indian government towards Eco- Sustainability. * To make students know different steps which can help lead towards Eco- Sustainability.
Programme Conducted :
The entire assembly was oriented on the main theme. One self composed English poem in order to sensitise students towards Eco- Sustainability was read by Sheetal Mahajan This was followed by recitation of Hindi poem titled "Dharti se hai Hum" . In this poem glory of Mother Earth was recited and there was an urge to take care of mother Earth. One article on the meaning of Eco- Sustainability and intiatives of Indian government towards Eco- Sustainability was read by Aryan.One more article on how to incorporate different steps in our daily life which will lead to Eco- Sustainability was read by Pooja.The assembly culminated with the singing of a melodious song in the praise of mother Earth.
Learning Outcomes :
*Students were able to understand the meaning and need of Eco- Sustainability .
* Students were able to realise the need of Eco- Sustainability .
* Students received the knowledge about various green initiatives of government of India towards Eco- Sustainability.
* Students got enlightened and motivated to take various steps in order to achieve Eco- Sustainability.
9th July 2014: Food Festival
In our Endeavour to instill the habit of healthy eating and re-in force the concepts about the variouskinds of food learnt by the students on 9th july, 2014. The food festival was organized on by class II. The menu was bifurcated as per the various food groups viz.
Body building food
Energy giving food
A special counter of one sweet delicacy prepared for the festivals celebrated by each major religions followed in India was also put up. The students thoroughly enjoyed the health and food party and at the same time learnt valuable lessons for life.
9th July 2014: Special Assembly on " Save Mother Earth"
* To enlighten students about the need to save Mother Earth. * To make students know different steps which can help save Mother Earth. * To make students realise different harmful effects of human endeavours on Mother Earth.
The entire assembly was oriented on the main theme. Three different students recited three different poems on different aspects of mother Earth.An article on the topic save Mother Earth was read by Varun of class IX-A . Thought for the day was also to sensitise the need to save Mother Earth. Special assembly was culminated by singing a soul stirring Hindi song in order to awaken the minds of students.
Learning Outcomes :
*Students were able to understand the need to save Mother Earth .
* Students were motivated to take all possible steps to save Mother Earth .
* Students received the knowledge about various atrocities being committed by Human on Mother Earth.
5th July 2014: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIVES’ DAY
To enable students to understand the meaning of cooperatives and their importance.
To enable the students to enlist the Cooperatives in India.
To help increase the general awareness of the students
International Cooperatives’ Day was celebrated in the school on 5th of JULY 2014 in the School Assembly. Students from classes X & IX spoke on the Cooperatives of India giving a special emphasis on AMUL. They enlisted the following Cooperatives of our country:
Shri Mahila Griha udyog Lijjat Pappad
The students explained in detail about AMUL cooperative.
Understand the working structure and importance of cooperatives
Enlist the Cooperatives of India
5th July 2014: MOVIE SHOW
To motivate the students to watch movies which promote a social cause .
To motivate the students to chase their dreams even in adverse situations.
To help students understand the value of friendship in this fast pace of life.
The students of classes I-X watched the movie "Hawa Hawai" on July 5, 2014. The movie was shown in every classroom through the smart boards. After the movie the students were given an activity sheet, where they had to answer questions based on the movie. They were asked to watch such children oriented films which have a message for each child.
To inculcate the habit of watching good movies among the children
Children would be motivated to pursue their dreams
4th July 2014: Workshop of Making Paper Bags
To impress upon the students the advantage and benefit of using paper bags instead of plastic bags.
To make the students aware of harmful effects of using plastic bags which can pollute the environment.
To enable the students to make something innovative which can be environment friendly too.
Salwan Public School (Afternoon) organised a workshop for classes III and IV on July 4, 2014. This workshop was conducted by Ms Silky Khanna of NIE, The Times of India. The purpose of conducting this workshop was to make the students aware of the harmful effects of using plastic bags and make something innovative so that they can use it in place of plastic bags in their daily lives.The resourceful teacher who was assigned the task, very patiently instructed the students about the correct way to make a paper bag.The students very enthusiastically tried to follow what was taught to them and gave their best in making the paper bags. The workshop concluded on a very colourful note wherein the students created beautiful paper bags. The students were also instructed to decorate the bags using crepe paper, mirrors, buttons etc. to increase the beauty of their bags.
The students learned the method of making paper bags.
The students enjoyed the workshop thoroughly.
The students created beautiful and colourful paper bags.
4th July 2014:Special Assembly on " Say No to Polybags"
On 4th July 2014 class X-B conducted a special assembly on ‘Say no to Polybags’ .The assembly started with a prayer followed by National and International news. A special sports news for covering ‘FIFA’ soccer matches was read out highlighting the latest update and performances of various players. A small street play based on the theme ‘Say no to Polybags’ was enacted in which the students explained the harmful effects of the use of polybags and its long term impact on human lives.
The following points were discussed on the impact of plastic pollution on the environment.
1. Litter the Landscape
Once the plastic bags are discarded after use, and thrown as litter, these find their way into our waterways, parks, beaches, and streets. And, if they are burned, they pollute the air with toxic fumes.
2. Kill Animals
About 100,000 animals, such as dolphins, turtles whales, penguins are killed every year due to these bags. Many animals ingest plastic bags, mistaking them for food and therefore, die. And worse, the ingested plastic bag remains intact even after the death and decomposition of the animals’ bodies. Thus, it lies around in the landscape where another unsuspecting creature may ingest it.
One of the worst environmental effects is that they are non-biodegradable. The decomposition takes about 400 years. No one will live so long to witness the decomposition of plastic. Thus, save the environment for the future generation of humans as well as animals.
4. Petroleum Is Required to Produce Plastic Bags
Petroleum products are diminishing and getting more expensive by the day, since we have used this non-renewable resource increasingly. Petroleum is vital for our modern way of life. It is necessary for our energy requirements .About 60 - 100 million barrels of oil are needed to make plastic every year ,around the world.
So, What Can Be Done?
We can start reducing their use in as many ways as possible.
A tote bag can make a good substitute for plastic bags.
Recycling the bags you already have is another good idea. These can come into use for various purposes, like carrying your garbage, instead of purchasing new ones.For a clean and green environment, try to use alternatives to plastic whenever and wherever possible. Cut down on your use of plastic, and do your bit to save our planet.
2nd July 2014: Special Assembly on “How I spent my summer vacations
On 2nd July, 2014, a special assembly was conducted by the students of class X-A in the school to welcome the students after a long summer vacation. The students of class X-A conducted the assembly in a beautiful way which everybody liked. First of all, the International News was read by Angad who talked about the riots that took place in Iraq. After that the National News was read by Meghna. Then some interesting facts about science were read by Shikha which were not known to any student earlier. Also, some interesting facts about the entire FIFA World Cups taken place till date were read by Gurjas. Then Tanishq read an article on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. At the end, an amazing dance performance was presented by Aneet, Himanshi and Siddhi. The guitar was played by Adhiraj. Each and every child of the school enjoyed the assembly.
24th May 2014: Staff Inter-House Basketball Match
An inter-house basketball match was organized in Salwan School Basket Court for the staff members. The two team comprised of Rabindranath Tagore and Hargobind Khorana House v/s Mother Teresa and C.V. Raman House
Rabindranath Tagore and Hargobind Khorana House won by scoring 6 baskets.
24th May 2014: Cricket Match
A 10 over match was played between class x students and staff members. The toss was won by the team of class X students who elected to field first. The challenge posed by the staff team to the student team was of 70 runs. The students were unable to match the challenge and lost the match by 2 runs.
17th May 2014: Summer Camp
Summer camp is generally a time of freedom and fun for school going children. It is a time to relax, rejuvenate and build memories with friends. The purpose of organizing the summer camp was to provide children an environment where they could be active, gain educational enrichment, have fun and participate in a variety of experiences.
The summer camp held at SPS (An) on 17-5-14 was a huge success. Students participated in various activities like pot decoration, art, rain dance party. The summer camp at SPS (AN) was all about learning through fun filled activities where boredom took a backseat. The activities were held, keeping the curiosity of the children alive without losing sight of the fun element. A movie show was organized for class I and II followed by story telling through puppetry. Language games were organized for classes III, IV, V to develop their interest towards the language. Mental mathteasers and mathematicaltambola was also one of the attractions where all students took part and thoroughly enjoyed and won many prizes.
16th May 2014: Special Assembly on "Cultural Diversity of India"
To enable the students to speak confidently, fluently and with correct pronunciation.
To enable the students to understand the cultural diversity in India.
On 16.May.2014, class II B presented a special assembly. The topic for the assembly was ‘Cultural Diversity of India’. The students were representing the different states and had come dressed up according to the state that they were representing. They spoke about the specialties of the states of India and some of them were carrying beautiful props with them. The Bengali girl sang a Bengali poem and the Punjabi girl spoke in Punjabi. The boy from South India talked about dosas and coconut trees while the Rajasthani girl talked about the Rajputs and so on. Then there was a poem in the end with a message that although we all belong to different states with different cultures but one thing is common between us and that is the fact that we all are Indians. The students watching the programme also enjoyed it. They watched with lots of interest and enthusiasm. Our honorable headmistress Ms.Premila Sharma appreciated the participants and encouraged the students to participate in such programmes.
The students learnt to speak with confidence and clarity especially some languages which are totally new to them.
The students were able to appreciate the vast culture of India.
9th May 2014: Special Assembly on " Our Heritage"
To enable the students to understand the meaning of HERITAGE.
To enable the students to know more about such places of pride which contributes to Heritage of our nation.
To inculcate the students to admire the heritage of India.
Programme Conducted :
Places of pride, like TajMahal, Red Fort are being deteriorated day by day, reason being pollution, humans scribbling on these monuments. Keeping this view point in mind, an assembly was presented by class II-A, addressing the theme of Heritage of India. The assembly made the children aware of the meaning of the word Heritage. A student named Bhavya represented his class and hosted the assembly. Two students named Dhruvika and Krish were engaged in a conversation depicting what heritage is. They conversed as to how to spend upcoming holidays. Their conversation provoked the audience to visit these places of importance during these holidays. Followed by three students dressed up as Heritage places in India, like ArmaanHora as TajMahal, Mohit as Red Fort and Pranav as Humayun’s Tomb. Followed by aAanya reciting a patriotic poem, which made the audience and the Headmistress Ma’am spellbound.
The assembly ended by taking a pledge that we must all help to conserve our Heritage of India and be proud citizens. Such assemblies have great impact on the students’ lives and help them formulate their own thinking, love and respect for their own nation.
The children were able to understand the meaning of the word Heritage.
The children were able to adopt the right values for conserving our Heritage.
The children understood never to scribble on these monuments and if they find someone else doing the same they can be curtailed.
The children were excited to visit such places of Heritage during their vacations.
9th May 2014: Special Assembly on "Conservation of Historical Monuments"
Class VI B conducted a special assembly on 9th May on the topic “Conservation of Historical Monuments”.
Learning Objective –
To increase the awareness and encourage children to preserve and conserve cultural heritages, historical monuments and sites that add to the unique and diverse global cultural landscape.
The programme began witha short prayer and group song “Hum hai Hindustani…….”to evoke the feeling of nationalism. It was followed by an article on “Conservation of Historical monuments” to sensitized all towards the need to conserve these our historical monuments which are the testimonies of past human establishments. Students also discussed that how pollution and urbanization are big threat to our past heritage especially Taj Mahal .
To make this assembly lively and interesting a skit was presented by the students to portray why the Taj Mahal one of the finest monumentsof the world which was built with milky white marble is turning yellow and losing its beauty . And at the end students took a pledge to conserve the stone memories of historic civilizations.
The assembly concluded with apprising the gathering with the top news of the day.
7th May 2014: Special Assembly on "Our Heritage"
A special assembly was conducted on 07 May 2014 by the students of VI-A on the theme “Our Heritage.”
Learning Objective –
To increase the awareness and encourage children to preserve and conserve cultural heritages, historical monuments and sites that add to the unique and diverse global cultural landscape.
The assembly commenced with a thought on heritage. The introduction mainly highlighted the meaning of heritage and various aspects of cultural and living heritage. The students also gave a beautiful dance performance, which was enjoyed by everyone. The assembly ended with a pledge taken by the students to conserve our heritage.
Learning Outcome –
Students understand the meaning of heritage and learn to respect the cultural tradition and protect and preserve the variety of priceless cultural heritage and historical monuments of our country.
3rd May 2014: Poetry Recitation Competition of class II
To enable the students to recite poem with proper pronunciation, fluency and clarity.
To enable the students to appreciate the aesthetic sense of poetry.
Inter-class poem recitation competition was organized for class II on 3.May.2014 .i.e. Saturday. The students participated with great enthusiasm. The students had selected the poems according to the theme of the month of May which was ‘Heritage of India’ or ‘the dazzle of summer season’. The little Salwanians recited the poems with lots of confidence. The participants had brought props like umbrella, Indian flag, juices,etc to make their recitation more interesting. The students sitting as the audience also enjoyed the poems and cheered the participants. Our headmistress Ms Premila Sharma and our teacher Ms Anushree were the judges for the competition. They gave their unbiased judgment and encouraged all the participants by giving them tips for better performance next time. The show ended with the announcement of result:
The students were encouraged to speak confidently on stage.
The students also learnt that it is more important to participate than winning any competition.
The students were able to appreciate aesthetic sense of poetry.
2nd May 2014: Calligraphy Workshop by NIE
To break the monotony of regular schedule of classroom.
To enable the students to focus on making correct strokes while writing the letters.
To improve the handwriting of the students and presentation of their work.
Salwan Public School (Afternoon) organised a workshop on Calligraphy for class V on May, 2, 2014.This workshop was conducted by Ms Silky Khanna of NIE, The Times of India. The purpose of conducting this workshop was to improve the students’ handwriting. The students were instructed about the correct formation of letters both in capital and small letters starting from A to Z. They were further instructed that while writing the letters, they need to concentrate on the lines of their notebooks.
The students very enthusiastically tried to follow what was taught to them. It is imperative that the student have good handwriting skills. A good and legible handwriting also enables the students to score more marks in their exams. The resourceful teacher who was assigned the task, very patiently taught the students the correct formation of letters and also gave personal attention to each students present in the class. The students were also guided about how to write a sentence. They were instructed that they need to leave a space of one index finger between each words in a sentence so that the work looks neat and tidy.
The workshop concluded on a very colourful note where the students were shown some samples on how to make letters in a creative manner so that they can inculcate these ways and use them while doing their CCE Activities.
The students were able to learn the correct formation of letters.
The students learnt to make the letters in a creative manner.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.
2nd May 2014: Labour Day Celebration
To recognize all workers for their contributions and achievements regardless of national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political differences.
Special assembly on Labour Day was conducted by the students of class VII-B. The assembly began with a small prayer. Thereafter the news for the day was read by the students. An article was read to make the students aware about the relevance of the day. The budding artists of the class then staged a skit highlighting the problems faced by the labourers and thus emphasizing their importance.
All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. The assembly ended with a song “Saathi Haath Badana” depicting the hard work done by the labourers and thanking all the helping staff of the school.
The students came to know about the hard efforts being put in everyday by the labourers. It helped in inculcating team spirit and leadership among students.
30th April 2014: Special Assembly on Self Empowerment
Class VII-A conducted an assembly on 30th April, 2014 on the topic ‘Self Empowerment’. Students organized the assembly with great effort. The class began the assembly with a Sanskrit shloka. Then an article on selfempowerment was read. Wonderful English and Hindi poemswere recitedtalking about the theme. Many interesting facts were also told to the students. Various students read out about famous personalities –Steve Jobs, Malala Yousafzai and B.R Ambedkar-who self empowered themselves and became successful people in their life. The class ended the assembly by singing a wonderful song- which was the Hindi version of ‘We shall overcome’.
26th April 2014: Ad Mad Show
To make students aware about the social issues that are prevalent in our society.
To make them gain confidence by speaking in front of the audience
To make them use their creativity and imagination to enact different roles.
To make them do justice to the themes chosen.
Ad Mad Show, an inter house competition was held on 26th April 2014 by the student of classes IV and V. The participants showcased their creativity by infusing social themes in the advertisements presented. Themes such as Save Animals and Birds, Respect the Elderly, Blood Donation and Health and Hygiene were beautifully displayed by the students. Each team was given a time duration of three minutes to present their ads in the form of a skit. The excited bunch of students depicted their act by using suitable slogans and jingles. Ms Mukul Jha, Principal, expressed her thoughts by appreciating the students’ efforts and hard work. Ms. Premila Sharma, Headmistress, graced the occasion by judging the event. She announced the results calling it a tough call. The event was a grand success and enjoyed by one and all.
The Final standing of the winners were :-
1st Prize- Tie between Mother Teresa House and Dr. Hargobind Khorana House.
2nd Prize- C.V Raman House
3rd Prize- Rabindranath Tagore House
The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
They were able to relate to the social themes.
This gave a boost to their confidence.
It broke the monotony of value education lectures by doing hands on performance.
23rd April 2014: Shakespeare Day
1) To pay tribute to the great poet & playwright.
2) To enlighten students about his life and literary works.
3) To foster love for the English literature among students.
In remembrance of the renowned poet and playwright William Shakespeare, Shakespeare Day was observed on 23rd April 2014. It commemorated the symbolic date and day when William Shakespeare was born and also passed away. A special assembly was conducted and documentary on his life and works was shown to pay respect and honor to the legendary writer.
1) Enhanced students’ knowledge about the literary genius.
2) Motivated students to read his works and create their own work.
3) Enlightened students’ knowledge about the legend’s time.
23rd April 2014: Teachings of Mother Tersa
Mother Teresa House conducted a special assembly to impart teachings of the Great Missionary of Charity to the students. Students read various articles on how Mother Teresa dedicated her life in the service of destitute, orphans and underprivileged section of the society. They emphasized upon her teachings and encouraged everyone to rise above materialism and devote their lives in serving humanity. They also highlighted various contributions made by her and the prizes she was conferred upon.
Students learnt about the life of Mother Teresa.
They imbibed the virtue of selfless service to society.
22nd April 2014: Special Assembly- Earth Day
1)To sensitize the students towards the importance of resource conservation and methods of resource conservation.
2) To inculcate the values of team spirit and leadership among the students
A special assembly was conducted by class VIII-B/IV-C celebrating ‘ The Earth Day’. The assembly began with a small prayer. The students of class VIII then staged a skit highlighting the importance of conservation of resources and ways to conserve the resources.
If man is the best creation of God then music is the best creation of man.It not only touches the heart but also manifests the implicit humanity and sensitivity which has separated man from animal,therefore the importance of waste management was highlighted by a song.
With the hope of a greener and better future, the students sang ‘ umeedowalidhup’ and presented their meaningful flash cards. The assembly came to an end with the students taking a pledge for creating a better world for all.
19th April 2014:WOMEN CRICKET
Kashish of class VIth C studying in Salwan Public School Afternoon, is being learning Cricket since April 2014, she has been trained in the school hour Cricket coaching by School P.E.T, Ms Mukta Kapoor.She has been trained for all techniques required to play Cricket Professionally. Now she is attending Delhi State Senior Cricket National camp.The camp takes place in the Venkateshwara College on Saturdays and Sundays and in Kamala Nehru College on other week days.A very hard working and dedicated girl being trained for the upcoming Cricket Senior Nationals to be held in the month of September 2014 and Cricket School Nationals to be held in the month of December 2014.Recently she has played matches held in Aug at Modern School Barakhamba road.
18th April 2014:Celebrating World Heritage Day- Visit to Old Fort
On the occasion of World Heritage Day, Archaeological Survey of India opened its excavation project at the Old Fort on 18th April 2014, to the visitors for one day for the first time. The project at Old Fort began in January 2014. Artefacts discovered belong to various periods of Indian history like the Gupta Period, the Kushan Period, the Mauryan Period etc. Artefacts included terracotta figurines, microbeads, semi-precious stones, coins, charred wheat and rice grains, pottery etc. Findings were on display for the visitors through glass coverings.
Students and teachers from Salwan Public School Afternoon visited the exhibition and saw excavations in real life about which they have read in the text books. They were highly enthusiastic to see the ancient coins, precious stones, statues and pottery. Along with excavations and exhibition, students also visited various monuments inside the Old Fort like Sher Mandal, Humayun Darwaza etc. This helped them to learn about the architectural wonders of the Sultanate and the Mughal period. It was an excellent way to know about the heritage of India.
16th April 2014:Hindi Poetry Recitation Competition
To develop students’ recitation skills and confidence.
To enable them to appreciate their ideas and thoughts.
To inculcate a sense of brotherhood amongst students.
To create the love for poetry amongst them.
The Hindi Poetry Competition of classes IX and X was held on April 16, 2014 for promoting peace and brotherhood among students. The competition aimed at encouraging students to generate awareness of national integrity. The young children got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence through poetry recitation. The children chose beautiful poems on brotherhood and recited them with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The Principal, Ms. Mukul Jha graced the occasion as the judge. She encouraged the children to maintain a harmonious pace for recitation and that the use of props and movement added excellent variety to the recitation.
The Final standing of the winners were :-
1st Prize- Prachi Mittal of Rabindranath Tagore House
<br>2nd Prize- Meghna of Mother Teresa
<br>3rd Prize- Sakshi Mohata of Dr. Hargobind Khorana
Students learnt to recite poems with correct intonation, pause, stress and expression
They spread the message of love, peace and non-violence.
They developed their self confidence.
16th April 2014: Special Assembly -Self Esteem
To motivate students to have a high self esteem.
To provide them an opportunity to work in a group.
To inculcate the values of co-operation, mutual interdependence and tolerance.
A special assembly on the theme self esteem was conducted by the students of class 8A on April15,2014 with full enthusiasm. The programme began with sharing of important national and international news with other students. Students spoke on the importance of having a high self esteem and how we can build our esteem in this competitive world. Thought of the day also impressed upon the need to have confidence in ourselves and desire to excel. They also presented a skit on the role friends and teachers can play in boosting confidence and equipping students to face life situations. The programme culminated with a melodious song 'love yourself' by Morgan Visconti.
Students understood the meaning and importance of having a high self esteem.
It gave an outlet to their creativity.
They learnt to co-ordinate with each other in a group and imbibed the virtues of mutual respect and co-operation.
11th April 2014: Special Assembly-Setting Goals in life
Assembly started with recitation of Sanskrit shloka by Pooja the meaning of the shloka :- Arise! Awake! Approach the goal
Followed By prayer in Hindi,”Labh pe aati hai dua…..” by the whole class.
The Assembly was compered by Prerna.
After news reading thought for the day was read by Aryan-“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”
Article on goal setting was read by Soumodeep in which the article emphasized the importance of goal setting at an early age so that one is able to achieve it.A self composed poem in English on the topic “Goal Setting” was recited by Sheetal Mahajan.Hindi poem on the same theme was recited by Aaliya.Different scientific facts were shared by Sarthak Meena.
9th April 2014: World Health Day Assembly
Salwan Public School Afternoon celebrated World Health Day as ‘Healthy Tiffin Day’ on 9th April 2014 . The students brought healthy lunch and fruits from home and they are asked to continue it. The special assembly was conducted for the seniors and juniors. The students had a march past with placards -“ Eat healthy food, rich in iron and fiber, restrict restaurant food, importance of physical activities, personal and environmental hygiene, drinking safe and sufficient water, road safety, maintain healthy gender relations ,respect all and learn to say NO.” The paintings on health made by the students were displayed. A student of class 9 recited a poem “On Health” which sends a message to all the Salwanians to adopt healthy habits, be free of diseases, make this world free from tobacco and Eco-friendly and forge ahead confidently in life. The Principal insisted on to adopt healthy eating habits to lead a healthy and happy life.
6th April 2014: Cleaning Drive
On Sunday the 6th of April 2014 under the able guidance and leader ship of Honorable Chairman Trust Sh. Suhshil Dutt Salwan 25 students of Salwan Public School Afternoon along with the Head Mrs. Mukul Jha and other facility members got a wonderful experience of contributing towards cleaning of Mother Earth.
Students , faculty members and multi tasking staff all gathered in Buddha Jayanti Park at 8 A.M .The group was divided into three sub groups and were allotted group leaders by Sh.Sushil Dutt Salwan. All the group members were given gloves , bin bags and cleaning sticks. All the members enthusiastically participated in the cleaning drive and derived lot of satisfaction from the cleaning act.
At 10 a.m. all the group gathered at canteen and shared their blissful experience of nature walk. The experience sharing was followed by sumptuous breakfast and photo session.
All the participants left the venue thoroughly thrilled and motivated to keep the effort a perpetual one.
5th April 2014: Reading Day
• To inculcate the habit of reading amongst students.
• To value reading as a means of learning and enjoyment.
• To enable students to read with concentration.
‘Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.’
Keeping this thought in mind, Salwan Public School Afternoon observed Book Reading Day in the school ground on April 5, 2014. All the students and teachers carried story books to the school and spent some time reading silently in the lap of nature during a specifically allotted time to hone their reading skills.
• The students enjoyed reading books.
• They learned the importance of reading and sharing books.
• It broke the monotony of regular schedule of school.
4th April 2014: Special Assembly on Self Awareness
On 4th April 2014, a special assembly was conducted by class X-B/V-B. The theme of assembly was “Self awareness”.
The assembly started with News reading and then we had an article on ‘Self Awareness’ through which students were sensitized about the attributes of emotional intelligence which is an important factor in achieving success.
2 Poems based on the same theme were read in assembly in Hindi and English. The poems conveyed the message
Time never waits for us, be careful,
Each moment lost will never return.
Occupy yourself with something useful
And success in life is sure, certain
That is not to become serious always,
Be lively developing the sharp mind
Hobbies nurture the innate talents
Be happy, never imbibe negative mind.
The assembly was concluded with the famous quote of Aristotle:
“The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”.
2nd April 2014: Welcome Assembly
The students thanked the Almighty to bless them with a promotion to the new class and the prayer was sung. The assembly was conducted to welcome the students to the school to mark the beginning of new session. The National news was read by Mayank Aggarwal and the International news was read by Sakshi Mohata. The sports news was read by Ankit Bhuria. After that a very meaningful thought was shared by Ruchika. A student named Shikha Narayan read two new words and made the members of audience aware of the meaning of these words. This enhanced students’ vocabulary . Just to appreciate the aesthetic sense of poetry, Manoj Kr. Mishra & Maria Mirza recited two poems. Aninteresting Maths facts were read by Gurjas Singh to give the children extra knowledge about Maths. The new session resolution was read by Shikhar Gupta to give some advice to children. The assembly concluded with a session of meditation done by all the students of the class.
1st April 2014: Magic Show
The students of class I were enthralled with a magical extravaganza to kickstart the new session. A magic show was organised for the tiny tots leaving the children mesmerised in a magical world where flowers and ribbons flutter around from nowhere. It was indeed a magical start for the kiddies who were completely tuned into the show till the very end.
To start off the new session with smiling notes and exploring the wonder world with great eagerness.
The pupils learnt different magical tricks.
29th March 2014: Orientation Ceremony of Class I
To enable the students and parents to know about the school in a detailed manner.
To apprise the audience of good parenting skills through a PowerPoint presentation.
Orientation is of utmost importance for the children and the parents as well, to know about their school in a better manner. Keeping this view in mind, Salwan Public School (Afternoon) organized an orientation ceremony for class I on March 29, 2014. The event started with a mellifluous song based on prayer “Teri haizameen, Teraaasmaan” ,rendered by the students. Keeping in view the importance of hopes and aspirations instudents’ lives, a dance performance was performed by the students. The school invited the renowned paediatrician Dr. R.K Allahabadifrom B.L Kapur Memorial Hospital,as its chief guest. The members of audience were made aware of child development through his detailed PowerPoint presentation. The members of audience were also made aware of good parenting skills by our School Counsellor, Ms. Shilpi Thakur. The members of audience were also made aware of the various kinds of activities organised in school for the comprehensive development of the child. The members of audience were also introduced to the entire staff of class I. The parents were apprised of the current system of evaluation. The event was indeed informative and the parents and the children got a fair chance to understand the systems followed in the school in a better manner. Our honourable Principal, Mrs. MukulJha and honourable Head Mistress, Mrs. Premila Sharma kept the audience enthralled by their excellent oratory skills and briefed the parents about how to inculcate the right values in their wards.
The members of audience thoroughly enjoyed the programme.
The members of audience got to know about the school in a detailed manner.
The parents were able to comprehend the concept of good parenting.
7th Feb 2014:Sports Day
To encourage physical development among the students.
To inculcate team spirit among the children.
To make the students acquire knowledge of various kinds of sports.
"As reading is for healthy mind so is sports for a healthy body". Keeping this viewpoint in mind, Salwan Public School(Afternoon) organised its Annual Sports Day on February 7, 2014.Among the major spectators were Honourable Director Major (Retired) S.K. Kohli and Mrs. Kohli , the Heads of the sister institutions, Head (Afternoon)Mrs.Mukul Jha , Head Mistress (Afternoon)Mrs. Premila Sharma, the parents and the students therein.
The event was started with an opening performance of the children who, with their melodious voice, sang a beautiful Sanskrit hymn. It was truly a mellifluous performance. This programme was followed by a very enthusiastic and energetic performance of senior students. The students have put in their best efforts to exhibit their talents depicting the contribution of the national heroes who laid down their lives in the war in order to save our motherland.
There was a special performance of Skating where students beautifully demonstrated roller skating skills highlighting their talents. They demonstrated three styles " Group Artistic, Figure Skating and Slalom Skating".It does not matter who you are or where you come from, the ability to triumph begins with you always. It is the women's empowerment that leads a nation to progress. Women must feel empowered and have a sense of self-esteem, importance and courage. They must learn basic self-defence for their personal safety taking into consideration the growing crime rate against women's safety in the country. A dance performance was presented by the senior students expressing their sentiments over the same.
Gymnastics is a combination of flexibility, co-ordination, strength and speed. So the girls displayed a rhythmic gymnastics with hula hoops and ribbons. The energetic and agile group of boys of primary classes III and IV displayed an artistic creativity of gymnastics. They certainly performed very well and were well applauded and appreciated by the members of audience. The students displayed all the levels of gymnastics from basic to advanced.
Another eye catching event was the different kinds of racing conducted on the tracks made in the school playground. For classes I and II, there was a race wherein the participants had to run and collect the things lined up on his/her track and put them in the basket without dropping things that were collected earlier from the track. Students of class III enthusiastically participated in the hurdle race. The participants of class III gave a tough competition to each other to win over and the deserving ones won it over. Class IV students had to balance themselves on one leg to cover the 80m range in the "One Legged Race" and they came out with bright and shining results. Class V students enthusiastically blew the balloons and ran to win over the race- "Blow the Balloon:. Flat race was organised for students of classes VI - X in a sequence.
The members of audience were addressed by encouraging words of Honourable Director Major (Retired) S.K Kohli. He gave a very impressive speech thanking and applauding the efforts of all the participants and the staff members for organising such an interesting and engrossing event. Head (Afternoon)Mrs.Mukul Jha also addressed the audience and the parents with an encouraging vote of thanks and appreciation.
In the end, the winners were awarded with certificates by the Head (Afternoon) Mrs.Mukul Jha and Head mistress (Afternoon) Mrs.Premila Sharma, passionately praising the winners and encouraging the runner-ups. The event was concluded bythe National Anthem and hence ended the beautiful event well organised by the school.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the event.
The participants gained self confidence in themselves.
By looking at the performances, the students who were sitting as spectators also felt inspired and encouraged to participate in the next year�s Annual Sports Day.
The students were able to gain some knowledge related to various kinds of sports.
4th Feb 2014:BASANT PANCHMI CELEBRATION
LEARNING OBJECTIVE :
To make students aware about this famous festival that marks the end of the winter season and ushers in the springtime. The celebration of the Basant Panchami is centered on the Hindu goddess Sarasvati.
The celebration of the Basant Panchami is centered on the Hindu goddess Sarasvati. Sarasvati is the goddess of wisdom. She embodies the different facets of learning such as the sciences, arts, crafts and skills. She is said to be calm and collected. She is often pictured seated on a lotus or a peacock, wearing a white dress.
To celebrate this festival in our school students presented a special assembly. Assembly started with "SARASWATI VANDANA" presented by the students of class VI B. Then "SANSKRIT SHLOKAS RECITATION COMPETITION" was also conducted where students from classes VI to VIII participated. They recited SANSKRIT SHLOKAS and also explained their meaning in Hindi.
Students were able to understand that Basant Panchmi is a Hindu festival that includes special rituals and highlights the start of spring season. Students were also asked to worship their books and pray to goddess saraswati to bless them with great intellect and wisdom to become good human beings.
31st January 2014:Kids For Tigers
To sensitize the students towards tigers.
To inculcate the feeling of saving tigers among the students before they become extinct
"Leave Me Alone" say the tigers to convey the message among the students. Keeping this viewpoint in mind, Salwan Public School organized a Kids For Tigers event on January 31,2014. Various competitions were conducted, keeping in mind the theme of "Leave Me Alone". Several renowned schools of Delhi participated in this event. Competitions like Nukkad Natak added to the glory of this event. Competitions like face painting, tattoo making and rangoli making added to the aesthetic sense of the event. There was a very innovative Fashion show where students dressed themselves up by using waste material and that was the name given in the real sense to the competition as "Best out of Waste".
It was a glorious moment for Salwan Public School(Afternoon) when it bagged the third prize in Nukkad Natak competition, consolation prize in Best out of Waste competition and third prize in an ear catching competition wherein each group of students had to produce music from the junk which was very rhythmic and innovative.
The students enjoyed the event thoroughly.
The students got the opportunity to know the importance of tigers.
The students realized the utility of waste products, thus promoting the four R'S i.e Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover.
27th Jan 2014: Republic Day Celebration
Objective of Celebration :
In honour of the date on which the Constitution of India came into force, after the discarding the Government of India Act, 1935, we celebrated Republic Day .
Celebrating Republic Day became integral to the life of every Indian since 26 January, 1950 when India was declared a Republic. Marked as a national holiday, Republic Day is when we salute our martyrs who laid their lives for the defense of the country.
Highlights of the programme :
Fashion show by the students of classes IV and V to showcase different states.
Dances performed by the students to support the patriotic event.
Skit to pay a tribute to the life of B.R . Ambedkar .
The stage is set for a grand expression of patriotism during the Republic Day celebrations . Participants were appreciated and encouraged . Every one carried the feelings of the patriotism back to their home .
13th Jan 2014: Makar Sankranti Celebration
To make students understand the importance of Makar sankranti
To acquaint them with our rich culture and tradition
On January 13,a special assembly on Makar Sankranti was conducted by Mother Teresa house. Students were told about the importance of this auspicious festival. Students read various articles on how this festival of prosperity is celebrated in different states of India.