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 mindso 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.
24th Dec 2013: Christmas Day
To make students understand the significance of Christmas
To make them feel a part of the diverse cultures of India.
To reaffirm students’ belief in purity and morality.
Christmas is a time to give and forgive. Celebrated everywhere as a joyous event, Salwan Public School Afternoontoo celebrated Christmas as a happy time for the children. The little children of Primary Wing danced on the tunes of Christmas carols. The senior students sang Christmas songs on the guitar. Students of class V presented the“Nativity Scene of Baby Jesus and his parents”. “Away in the Manger”, “Oh come all ye faithful……, “Rudolph the red nose reindeer” ,”Dashing through the snow……” etc filled the air with festivity. Amidst all this, a class IV child dressed up as Santa made a grand entry on the stage. The delight was uncontained especially as he brought out the gifts.The students spoke about the importance of the festival. The teachers extended their whole hearted support in making the event a success. There was the Christmas spirit and merriment throughout the programme.
Students were told the story of Jesus Christ’s birth through the play.
They learnt the importance of being givers and forgivers in life.
They understood that all religions must be given equal importance.
20th Dec 2013: Human Rights Day Celebration
To increase the level of public awareness and understanding of human rights education.
Human Rights Day was organized on 20th December 2013. It aimed at promoting an increased demand for human rights education and training at country level. Various articles were read highlighting the human rights are the rights that everyone has. They are the rights that we have from the moment we are born. The day is celebrated to honor people who lost their lives fighting for democracy.
The student came to know about their rights, privileges and benefits of citizenship.
19th Dec 2013: Girl Child Day
Objective: To make the students aware about the right of the girls and need for giving equal status as boys to them in the society.
Girl Child Day was observed on 19th December 2013. It aimed at creating awareness about the inequality still faced by the girls. The students read various articles highlighting the girls’ right to equal education and their fundamental freedom. There’s a need to raise awareness of the challenges that millions of girls face day to day. There’s a need to come up with solutions for improving girls’ education that are not only more creative, but also more effective, efficient, sustainable and just.
The students became aware about the importance of girls in our society. They understood that without the presence of girls a society can never be complete.
13th Dec-15th 2013: National Science Meet
Two teachers with four students from the school got a privilege to participate in National Science Meet organized by VIPNET in Ahmedabad from December 13-15. During the meet students learnt the harmful effects of global warming on aquatic life by watching a 3D movie ‘Life under Sea’ in I MAX Theater. They saw a museum based on planet earth which displayed biodiversity of earth. On the second day Children were taken to Sardar Sarovar Dam and Power Plant Station. The third day the participants got the rare opportunity of listening to two internationally renowned scientists Dr.Anil Joshi ,a Padamshree award winner and Dr.Rajender Singh, a Magsaysay award winner.
12th Dec 2013: TERI LIBRARY VISIT REPORT
A visit to the TERI Library at India Habitat Centre was organized for the librarians of Salwan Schools, under the aegis of Salwan Education Trust on 12th Dec 2013, to gain an insight into the working and functioning of the library.
The TERI Library and information Centre (LIC) is a leading knowledge based organization engaged in research in the field of Energy, Environment and sustainable development. Mr. Shantanu Ganguly, the Librarian and his colleague Ms. Reeta Sharma, Information Analyst with TERI apprised the participants about the TERI Library and its LIC. A very important point raised by Mr. Ganguly was that all the researches in this institute were based on the plants and not on the living things. The resource persons made the librarians aware of the LIC and its expertise which has developed a digital depository of the Institute’s vast resources which include project reports, audio-visuals, multi-media collections, photos, statistical data sheets, etc., and facilitated on -line access through the Institute’s intranet.
This library is the only specialized library which caters to information and research on climate change in South Asia. The library has a vast specialized collection in the form of print and on-line books, journals, databases and CD-ROMs.
Library Information Centre hosts many specialized domains like
Environmental information System (ENVIS) centre on renewable energy and environment. It networks with 76 other ENVIS centres across India.
Mycorrhiza Information Centre(MIC), which serves primarily to meet information needs of researchers engaged in the field of Mycorrhiza research by providing value-added information services.
The LIC is actively involved in providing customized information services to the Institute’s research projects like preparation of baseline document on fly-ash utilization, building capabilities, nanotechnology developments in South Asia and transport information database etc.
Ms. Reeta Sharma led the team of participants for the library visit and gave an insight into various departments of the library. The library used the scanner extensively for scanning the rare books, photographs of different events to be put on the website, the annual reports and event reports, etc.
The most interesting and vibrant department was the children’s book publication division. TERI press has launched a number of titles for children, which is the result of extensive research and beautiful illustrations. These books aim to educate students and make them conscientious individuals, who can grow up to be future green citizens. This department hosts a good collection of books for school children which can be purchased to enrich the schools’ library collection.
The participants were given catalogues of school books, journals, periodicals and audio-visuals by TERI publications for senior school students and teachers’ reference.Mr. Shantanu Ganguly had been the resource person in SET Workshop held in May, 2013 in which the librarians of Salwan Schools had shown their interest to visit the TERI Library. The visit has helped the librarians to enhance and implement the best practices in the functioning of their respective libraries.
10th -13th Dec 2013:NORTH REGIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP ON TEACHING MATHEMATICS THROUGH ORIGAMI
Learning Objective :Teaching of Mathematics through Origami
A Four day workshop was conducted by Mr. V S S shastri from December 10, 2013 to December 13, 2013 at Salwan Public School, Rajindra Nagar, New Delhi-110060 on teaching Mathematics through Origami. The workshop commenced with an introduction of Origami as an art and also its uses in all fields of sciences. Number of activities were performed including geometrical constructions in paper folding, making tessellations, generating a patterns in a number line, proof of algebraic identities, making of tetrahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron etc. The concept of exponents was also explained in an interesting manner through a simple folding of paper. Creating a magic square through 4×4 grid was also one of the main activities done.
The workshop on the whole was very much informative and interesting. It was understood that origami can be used as a tool to understand maths and that the destructive tendencies in the students can be transformed into a constructive one. It helps the learner to extrapolate the meaning of a formula. Mr. VSS Shastri is an able and experienced man who motivates us to take the challenge of making teaching of Maths interesting by linking it to the outside world.
Learning Outcome: Teaching of mathematics can be make interesting and involving with the use of Origami.
9th Dec 2013: Special Assembly on “Fundamental Rights of Indian Citizens”
A special assembly was conducted on Fundamental Rights of Indian Citizens to make students aware about their rights. The students were explained the importance of knowing and exercising their rights and duties for a strong democracy. The students took the following pledge that reaffirmed their belief in the democracy.
I am proud to be an Indian. The great heritage and culture of my country always influence and give directions. It is my duty to be aware of the fundamental rights and duties and the Child Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India. To live with self-esteem and dignity is my fundamental right.
I will not tolerate any type of abusive activities that occur anywhere against me as well as against other children who are my sisters and brothers. I will always be in the forefront to report any such instances to the parents, authorities and the Police. This is my duty and responsibility. Since an abuse and exploitation free childhood and world is necessary for my future, I solemnly affirm that I will always stand for the same.
6th Dec 2013: English Workshop
To break the monotony of classroom teaching.
To teach them various skills of English language in a funfilled way.
To widen the scope of their thinking and to enable them to give an outlet to their creativity,
Two English workshops on Spell O Fun and Creative Writing were conducted by Mrs Ira Sehgal for classes III- V and VI – VIII respectively. The workshops aimed at making language learning an interesting and fruitful exercise. The resource person divided the students into groups and introduced a few games to widen their vocabulary and sought the participation of all. Students came out with new words and learnt their spellings also very quickly. In the second workshop, she encouraged the students to give an outlet to their creativity. She guided on how to begin a story, develop a plot in an interesting manner, interpret a situation, include characters and bring it to end. Students very enthusiastically developed their own stories and read them out in the classrooms later. The workshops proved to be very enriching and valuable for the teachers too.
Students enjoyed the games and picked up a few new words.
They worked on their spellings and got encouraged to improve them.
They indulged themselves in creative writing and came out with beautiful stories.
5th December 2013:Founder's Day
To enable the students to know about the origin of our school.
To enable the students to know about contributions of Pt. GirdhariLalSalwan towards establishing our school.
With fond memory of Pt. GirdhariLalSalwan, Salwan Public School(Afternoon) has organised an assembly on Founder’s Day which was held on December 5, 2013. It was indeed an informative assembly which informed students about the contributions of Pt. GirdhariLalSalwan towards establishing our school. The founder, Late Pt. GirdhariLalSalwan, was born in 1902 in a remote village of Kartarpur, Punjab, in the family of Pt. Mool Raj Salwan. After the early demise of his father,in his early twenties the responsibility of his entire family of six brothers and one sister, fell on him. He had established Salwan Education Trust at Peshawar, Pakistan, and then Salwan Sanatan Dharam High School for boys and SalwanSanatanDharam High School for girls. These schools still operate in Peshawar. Partition of India compelled him to leave his native place and he came to Delhi bringing with him hundreds of his brethren who were accommodated in tents, in the area which is now called Rajendra Nagar. Thus came into being, in the year 1949, the Salwan Boys School building, followed by Salwan Girls School in 1952, Salwan Public School in 1953 and Salwan Public School(Afternoon) in 1991.
A student named Sheetal Mahajan illuminated the event by reciting a self composed poem on Pt. GirdhariLalSalwan. Many other students delivered speeches on Pt. GirdhariLalSalwan throwing light on his hardships and contribution towards establishment of our prestigious school. The students and staff members got a fair chance to know about Pt. Girdhari La lSalwan in detail.
The students acquired knowledge about Pt. Girdhari Lal Salwan.
The students were made aware of the history of establishment of their school.
29th Nov 2013: Book 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.
To break the monotony of routine teaching in school.
‘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 November 29, 2013. All the students and teachers carried storybooks to school and spent good three hours reading in the lap of nature. Primary children brought stuff toys, umbrellas and snacks for munching. The students of classes first, second and third were dressed up as characters from their favourite storybooks and enacted short scenes to make learning a fun. Students listened to the stories told by their teachers with rapt attention, Another highlight of the event was the presence of a few grandparents who too actively participated in this event. This encouraged the students of the school to hone their reading skills. Outcomes:
The students enjoyed reading books.
They learnt the importance of reading and sharing books.
They got the opportunity to improve their vocabulary.
They came across different genres of books.
27th Nov 2013: Digital Life Skills Workshop
34 students of Salwan Public School attended a Workshop on Digital Life Skills held on 27th November 2013, organized by NIPCCD at Dilli Haat , INA. The aim was to empower girls and boys through a self learning process which enables them to adopt gender equitable behaviour and make informed decision around critical life choices.
The resource person Ms. Swati Parmar, discussed and laid stress on 10 life skills which we are using in daily life for handling various situations .
Coping with Emotions
Coping with Stress
She then talked about setting up their own goals and involved students in various games based on Short term and Long Term Goals.
Overall, it was a great learning and enlightening experience for the students.
26th Nov 2013: Poster Making Competition
30 students of Salwan Public School attended a Poster Making Competition held on 26th November 2013, organized by Ithihas at Dilli Haat , INA. This event was related to child and adolescent counselling. The managing committee organized on the spot poster making competition for 6th to 8th standard students.The topic for the competition was ‘Indian Heritage’.
Ms. Harpreet ,Mr.AmitMr. Rohit escorted the school students to the competition center at I.N.A. They were even told about the child development, what they should do and what they shouldn’t do.
The event was very experiencing for all the students as well as the faculty members. The results of the competition is still awaiting. All the students did well and gave their level best. At the end of event, all the students were escorted back to school safely.
23rd Nov 2013:SCHOLASTIC PRESENTATIONS ORGANISED BY SALWAN PUBLIC SCHOOL GURGAON
16 students along with two teachers got an opportunity to visit SPS Gurgaon on November 23, 2013 to attend the scholastic presentations on different subjects. The English section ‘Dubbomania’ was quite an innovative effort as students dubbed and enacted the extracts from animated movies with ease and perfection. Three beautiful theatrical performances The Bug’s life followed by Meet the Robinsons and The Sound of the Music were absolutely enthralling and spellbinding. It was great seeing students performing with unflinching confidence and flawless diction. Our students got encouraged to sharpen their listening and speaking skills in such a fun filled way.
Social studies section was equally interesting as the presentation A Galaxy of Indian History transported us to the golden period of India and acquainted us with our rich legacy within a few minutes. Students learnt about the significance of national flags . They were astonished to see the beautifully maintained school’s museum which houses ancient coins, first edition of dictionaries, old editions of the Times of India highlighting our independence struggle, rocks from the Dead Sea, currencies of various countries and many more precious and rare articles. Maths section kept students engaged in mind boggling puzzles and games. The presentation on Mathematics Modeling highlighted the use of mathematics in everyday life, like in the strings of a guitar to the designing of buildings and parking lots. Science department also showcased some interesting and innovative projects which enabled our students to think beyond their textbooks. The facts put up on the staircase and the interesting projects under the Bunyan tree kept the students engaged in fruitful learning. It was an enriching experience for the teachers and the students to attend such a wonderful programme.
19th Nov-25th Nov 2013: Sachin Salwan Cricket Matches
Sachin Salwan Cricket Match was played in the month of Novemeber between classes VI- X. It was a ten over match for all the classes.The challenged posed by class IX to class X was of 67 runs. Similarly class VIII posed a challenge of 55 runs to class VII. Between class IX and X , Class IX won the match after sending all the opposite team members back to pavilion. And Between Class VII and VIII, Class VIII was the winner. It was an inter class match for standard VI and Class VI-A won the match.
15th Nov 2013: Special assembly “Guru Nanak’s Birthday"
Guru purabs are the special days of the Sikhs. The Birthday of Sikh Gurus are celebrated as Guru Purab.
Special Assembly was conducted on 15th November 2013 to celebrate the Birthday of first Guru “Guru Nanak Dev”. Students sang Sabad. An Article was read on the life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Students learned about the preaching of Guru Nanak Dev ji.
1st Nov 2013:Diwali Celebration
Objective: To celebrate the festival of Diwali.
With gleam of diyas and echos of chants, happiness was felt all around the air when the students had a sparkling Diwali celebration on 1st November 2013 wherein the children dressed in colourful traditional wears presented a beautiful mesmerizing program. Starting from the superb Rangoli made by the students, the Ganesh Vandana, the Diwali song, the Musical Ramleela all were beautifully choreographed and well presented. The program ended with the ‘Aarti’ done by the Principal and followed by all the staff members.
The event helped in making students confident and coming up with new and innovative ideas.
31st Oct 2013:Halloween Day Celebration
Objective: To celebrate the eve of the Feast of all Saints and to create awareness.
The Halloween was celebrated on 31st October 2013 which aimed at making students aware about the festival. The students read various articles highlighting the importance of the festival. Halloween is a festival of fun for the kids. An occasion to dress up as little monster, ghosts or witches. Keeping this in mind a ‘Mask-Making’ Competition was organized for the students. The students participated whole heartedly in the competition and made innovative and really scary masks.
The event helped in making students aware about the festival and its relevance.
24th Oct 2013:UN Day Celebration
Objective: To make everyone aware about the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization.
UN Day was celebrated on 24th October 2013 which aimed at making students aware about the major works undertaken by the UNO and the relevance of the day. The students read various articles highlighting the contribution of the UNO towards the welfare of the people. The highlights of the articles were:
United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter.
Major objectives of UNO
The event helped in spreading the purpose of the UN, i.e. “Preserve Peace, Advance Justice and constitute a permanent structure for International Cooperation.”
18th Oct 2013: Nickelodeon and Community Service and Mosquito Repellent
To break the monotony of the regular academic schedule of students.
To make the environment light-hearted.
To brief the students about the importance of Community Service.
To inculcate the value of social service among students.
It was a fun- filled Friday on October 18, 2013 for the students of the Primary Wing of our school. The school along with the Nickelodeon team organized a movie show and lot of games for the students of Class III, IV and V.The students experienced a laugh riotduring the hilarious scenes. This was followed by a series of questions that one of the team members asked related to the film and the children zealously answered all the questions. The team had also organized some exciting games for them in the school grounds which they thoroughly enjoyed. The students were given pencil boxes, name slips and flags as rewards. Each student was given a Magic Box as a present before they went back to their classes.
The programme didn’t end here. Classes VI-VIII were briefed on the importance of serving the community. The programme aimed at recognizing school students for voluntary community service. The students were encouraged to be active participants in The 2014 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards. Official application forms were distributed and the last date of submission of forms was announced.
Students enjoyed watching the comic film as a break from the regular studies.
Primary students enthusiastically participated in the games organized.
Students were motivated to serve the community.
15th Oct 2013: ID UL JUHA SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
To understand each other’s religion, culture and rituals in order to live in harmony.
To impress upon the students the purpose of celebrating various festivals in India so that they understand the importance of such festivals and imbibe religious tolerance.
A special assembly was conducted by the Red House on October 15,2013 to commemorate the Bakrid festival. The history, purpose, rituals etc. of Bakrid, specially the way it is celebrated in various parts of India was discussed at length in this assembly. Students of all classes were deeply engrossed in the topic during the entire session. At the end of the session, the students stood to benefit greatly by this programme. It was a small yet significant step towards imparting moral values.
The students gained knowledge about the significance of the festival.
They understood the true meaning of Sacrifice.
They imbibed the value of respecting all religions.
7th Oct 2013:Dussehra Celebration
To symbolize the conquest of good over evil
Toacquaint the students about the importance of the festival.
To broaden their knowledge about the festival and why it is celebrated.
On the occasion of Dussehra, a special assembly was conducted on Wednesday by the Primary Wing of Salwan Pubic School Afternoon. The assembly began with the prayer followed by an enlightening talk by a student and a teacher in which they apprised the gathering about the importance of the festivals Navratras and Dussehrah (Vijay Dashami), which commemorates the victory of good over evil. The Headmistress, Ms Premila Sharma appreciated the efforts put in by the students and the teachers for organising special assembly for the festival ahead. She also congratulated and extended her best compliments on Navratra, Vijay Dashmi to students, staff and their family members.
The students increased their knowledge about the significance of Dussehra
They understood the rituals that are performed during Navratras.
2nd Oct 2013:Gandhi Jayanti-Special Assembly
Gandhi, the epitome of peace and non-violence, is cherished world over for his principles and ideals. We, at Salwan Public School Afternoon, too celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with immense zeal and enthusiasm. Students remembered the great soul and his teachings through various poems and songs. They also shared their thoughts about how Gandhiasm is relevant in the modern-day context. The special assembly was aimed to encourage and imbibe in all the beauty of Gandhian ideology.
5th Sept 2013:Teacher's Day Celebration
To encourage and support Teachers who contribute to community and to make them feel that their efforts are being recognized.
Teachers’ Day was celebrated on 5th September 2013 with a lot of fervor and joy. The students of class X organized a short and sweet programme for the teachers. The programme started with a welcome address. This was followed by a song dedicated to teachers. Musical chair was organized for one group of teachers and treasure hunt for another group. A beautiful dance performance was given by the senior students. This was again followed by a long list of activities like lemon-spoon race, ramp walk etc. The programme ended by a mesmerizing self composed song ‘Days in Salwan’ by our beloved students. Overall it was a special and wonderful day for all the teachers of Salwan Public School Afternoon.
Students developed self confidence.
They were appreciated for displaying their creativity.
They learnt to present their thoughts with precision.
27th Aug 2013: Janmashtami Celebration
To make children aware of the rich Hindu mythology
To encourage students to have the values that Lord Krishna depicted.
To enable them to understand the significance of Lord Krishna’s birth.
The children of Salwan Public School Afternoon presented a special cultural programme on Janmashtami on Tuesday,27th August,2013. Krishnajanmashtami was celebrated with gaiety which began with lighting of ceremonial lamp by the Principal Ms.Mukul Jha and the Headmistress Ms. Premila Sharma.
Students of the Class I donned the roles of Lord Sri Krishna and Gopis. Students of class V won the hearts of the audience by performing a dance on devotional songs. Dressed in the attire of Krishna and Gopis, they spread the message of ancient Puranas and our traditions. This event brought awareness amongst children about our traditional customs while enjoying the pranks of Lord Krishna. Fun and frolic marked the presentation.
During the lunch break, students were provided with prasadam on account of Janmashtami celebrations.
The students gained knowledge about Lord Krishna’s birth.
They were filled with sacred feelings in the pious atmosphere.
20th Aug 2013: Rakhi Making Competition
To inculcate moral, cultural and spiritual values amongst students.
To teach students about the sacred bond of love that exists between brothers and sisters.
To renew their vows of affection for each other.
To celebrate the bond of affection between brothers and sisters, a Rakhi Making Competition was organised on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in the primary wing on 20th August, 2013. Young Salawanians ranging from class I to class V crafted beautiful strands of affection and exhibited not only their talent but also their love filled emotions while designing an exclusive Rakhi which would adorn the wrists of their brothers. The little hands of students of even class I made sure that they put in their very best and therefore left no stone unturned while designing a perfect Rakhi. The winning entries were put on display and were appreciated by one and all in unison. The children admired all the designs that were later displayed. The Headmistress Ms. Premila Sharma wished the students on this occasion, and told them about the significance of the festival and wished them a joyous festival.
1. Rakhi celebration brought together students of all faiths and tied them together in the common thread of love, hope and promise.
2. Students showed their creativity in designing their rakhis.
3. Girls tied rakhi threads on boys’ wrists and boys proudly wore their Rakhi threads on the occasion and felt loved and cared for.
14th Aug 2013: Independence Day and World Peace Day
Independence and peace are co-related, each being incomplete without the other. Peace is attainable only if the country is independent and free from the clutches of any foreign ruler. Keeping this very fact in view, and the unrest we are facing everywhere in our country, it’s time to realise and remind all about the importance and value of independence and peace in our lives. The 67th independence day celebration by Salwan Public School (Afternoon) was co-related with peace. The school organised a number of activities in the junior and senior wing to celebrate World Peace Day on 14th August, 2013. This programme was organised to promote the feeling of patriotism among students. The children were also made familiar with the rich cultural heritage of our country. The programme also spread the message of national integration.
In the junior wing, Inter-Section Hindi Patriotic Poetry Competition was conducted wherein children beautifully recited patriotic poems with actions and expressions. Children also used props while reciting the poem to add an aesthetic look to their poems. This programme was followed by a cultural dance performance performed by students of class V.
In the senior wing, the programme was initiated with Inter-House Debate Competition on the topic “Peace is Invincible”. The students got a chance to demonstrate their innate knowledge in this competition. The various participants focussed on the need of peace in the present world quoting examples from different parts of the world. The result was declared on the spot where Rashi Gupta of Blue house, Shreya Ganotra of Yellow house and Shreya Piplani of Green house bagged the first, second and third prize respectively.
Students also put in their best efforts to decorate the stage with World Peace Day cards which were self made and gave a colourful look to the entire function. Students demonstrated their potential through their performance in orchestra. A dance performance with the theme of “Kal, Aaj aur Kal” took place wherein the children beautifully depicted the change in times from pre-independence period till the present time. The children beautifully danced to the tune of the song ‘Satyameva Jayate’, thus symbolizing the very saying of Mahatma Gandhi. A Poster Making Competition was conducted where the children enlightened the atmosphere with their beautiful and colourful posters, spreading the message of peace and independence in our country.
Continuing with the theme of peace and independence, an Inter- House Kite Flying Competition was held in the school wherein two participants came forward from each house to fly beautiful and colourful kites. The prizes were once again bagged by yellow and blue house. The aim behind conducting kite flying competition was to celebrate the independence which has been achieved by all the citizens of India after a lot of toil and pain.
The programme concluded with a valuable pledge given by our honourable Principal Mrs. Mukul Jha to the students to value peace. Enlightening words were spoken by our honourable Head Mistress Mrs. Pramila Sharma to inculcate the feeling of patriotism and value peace over hatred. The programme ended on a very positive note, inculcating values among students and making them law abiding citizens of our country.
14th Aug 2013: 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 poetry amongst them.
The Patriotic Poetry Competition of classes III to V was held on August 14, 2013 on the occasion of India’s 67th Independence Day to restore the sense and feeling of patriotism for the country. 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 poetry recitation. The children chose beautiful patriotic poems and recited them with a lot of patriotic zeal and enthusiasm.The Head Mistress, Ms. Premila Sharma 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.
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.
They celebrated the Independence Day with national fervour and zest.
8th Aug 2013: Eid ul fitr Celebration
To familiarize the students with the concept that countries and religions have celebrations unique to their culture and beliefs.
To reinforce and share values, themes, and symbols through festivals.
To make them value India’s diverse and varied culture.
To make them tolerant towards other religions.
The Programme :
Celebrating multifarious cultures and festivals symbolizes the unity of our nation, which our school takes pride in. To commemorate the occasion of Id Ul Fitr, the students of primary wing put up a wonderful programme class wise. The students of class I zealously performed a song on ‘Eid Mubarak’ and a greeting “Bahaaron Ka Salaam”. Class II performed a dance, a small skit and sang a prayer on Eid. Class III recited soul stirring poems. Class IV staged a skit enlightening the students about the spirit of togetherness behind the festival. This was followed by a soothing dance by class V students which reaffirmed our faith in God. The Headmistress, Ms. Premila Sharma, addressed the assembly accentuating the fact that most religions perpetuate similar tenets and wished “Eid Mubarak” to all.
The Students learnt about the Islamic culture and its traditions.
They learnt to respect all religions and reaffirmed their belief in ‘Unity in Diversity’.
They appreciated the importance of the festival and rejoiced with their friends.
8th Aug 2013:Munshi Premchand Divas
To celebrate Munshi Premchand Divas and make the students aware of his stories and sensitize them towards various social issues.
An inter- house story telling competition was held to celebrate Munshi Premchand Diwas on 8th August 2013. Students of classes VI- VIII participated in the event. Various stories of Munshi Premchand were told which reflected the Indian society and the various facets of life. The competition was judged by Ms. Pramellia Sharma and Ms. Anushree Nautiyal. Padmakshi of class VII bagged the first position followed by Khyati of class VI. There was a tie between Aiza and Sheetal both of class VIII.
The students were able to relate to the issues told through the stories like poverty, castesim and love and affection towards grand parents.
8th Aug 2013: Quiz Competition
A quiz competition organized by The Central Bank of India (one of the leading nationalised banks in the country) on 8th August,2013 at the Hindi Bhawan where in all the top Schools of Delhi took part. The quiz was held to celebrate the 132nd birth anniversary of the visionary Banker and founder of the central bank of India. Sir Sorabji was a man of passion, dedication and hard work, who started the first bank for his countrymen. The Quiz was an India Quiz encompassing questions from Sports, Science, History, Geography, Films, Music, Art & Entertainment, Business, Culture etc.
Not just the school students but also the central Bank employees took part. The Quiz was held in multiple stages.The quiz comprised of a number of mind boggling questions and it was nice to see the students answering most of them. SPS(A) students were awarded with participation certificates and gifts.
27th JULY 2013: Show and tell and Extempore for Juniors
To build students’ listening and speaking skills and further develop them.
To develop students' interest in learning English through use of vocabulary that interests them.
To enable children to express their thoughts spontaneously and meticulously.
Help them overcome the stage fear.
The primary school organized a special assembly on ‘Show and Tell’ and ‘Extempore’ on 26 July, 2013.Class III and IV students displayed attractive objects and described them confidently in the Show and Tell Competition. This helped students to exhibit their creative side, gain confidence and improve their verbal skills. They performed this activity with enthusiasm and keen interest. It was a great learning experience for them.
To imbibe a true spirit of learning and competition amongst students of Class V, an Inter Class Extempore Competition was held on the same day. Every participant was given two to three minutes precisely to prepare the speech on the topic. The students were asked to pick up chits for the sequence of participation and also for the topic being assigned. The topics in the competition varied from current news to latest issues and happenings, to topics that were completely abstract. Both the events were judged by the Headmistress, Ms. Premila Sharma. She shared the importance of such activities at primary level and concluded the assembly with the announcement of the results.
Students developed their self confidence.
They were appreciated for displaying their creativity.
They learnt to present their thoughts with precision.
26th JULY 2013: BOOK READING DAY
1) To motivate students to read book reviews by involving them in reading as a pleasurable activity.
2) To enable them to improve reading strategies, reading speed and writing skills.
3) To encourage students to gain confidence in reading.
The students of classes VI to VIII celebrated the Book Reading Activity in the month of July. In second week of July they displayed their creativity by making book jackets in their library period. In the following week, the best ones were selected and the students were asked to read book reviews that would persuade other students to read the book
Reading habits will be inculcated amongst students.
Enable the students to blend their intellectual and artistic skills.
Students would start regarding reading as their favorite hobby.
23rd - 25th JULY 2013: Inter House Matches for Senior Group
Inter house matches were organised for senior group in the school grounds from 23 July to 25 July
First match was played between Red house and blue house.
RESULT - RED HOUSE WON THE MATCH
Second match was played between Green House and yellow house
RESULT -GREEN House Won The MATCH
FINALS Were PLAYED BETWEEN RED AND GREEN HOUSE
RED HOUSE WON THE TOURNAMENT
RAJTEG WAS DECLARED AS MAN OF THE SERIES BY SCORING 46 RUNS IN THE FIRST MATCH AND 36 RUNS IN THE FINALS .
23rd JULY 2013: INVESTITURE CEREMONY
To make the students aware of their duties and rights as the future citizens of India.
To inculcate leadership qualities
To develop within each leader the concept of selfless service.
To appoint new student leaders for the upcoming session , an Investiture ceremony was conducted at Salwan Public School Afternoon on July 23, 2013 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 Vineet and the Head Girl Shreya Piplani 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 Principal along with the Headmistress and the House In charges awarded badges to the newly elected office bearers.
The Principal Mrs. Mukul Jha congratulated the team and advised them to be role models for other students and perform their tasks and responsibilities with utmost sincerity and diligence. The Headmistress Mrs. Premila Sharma stressed upon the need of assuming responsibilities by each one in the best interest of the school. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.
The new student council will
display leadership by taking up responsibilities and set a new example.
demonstrate organizational skills and handle situations confidently.
20th JULY 2013: VISIT TO PARLIAMENT MUSEUM
On 20th July2013 Students of humanities section of Class XIth and XIIth went for a trip to the Parliament Museum, Rakab Gunj, New Delhi . Ms.Chhavi Sinha, Ms.Priyanka Mehta and Ms. Meha Pande escorted the students.
Students experienced the spirit of ‘India’s Democratic Heritage’. It’s a unique museum, which interacts, speaks and involves the visitors through period settings with sound –light-video synchronization, large screen interactive computer multi – media and immersive visualization with multi screen panoramic projections, virtual reality and animatronics.
Parliament Museum organizes visits for different schools. Unique antiques, important archives, journals, items of freedom fighters and leaders of our nation are displayed there. Students obtained a thorough and detailed knowledge about the Independence Struggle of our nation , Politics of our Country, How Democratic Government of our Country was formed and its Functions, Modern India in the 21st Century, through various Audio-Visual Aids and Presentations. Students were shown a full one hr film on our Independence Struggle with original clippings of the leaders, freedom fighters, and noble people of those times.
Such trips provide enriching experiences and memories that can last a lifetime. Schoolfield trips allow students to take ownership of their educations, and encourage students'
enthusiasm for learning. It helps reinforce lessons they have learnt from
18th - 22nd JULY 2013: Intra Class Cricket Matches
Intra class cricket matches were organised for class IV from 18 to 22 July 2013.
First match was played between IV A and IV B.
Result- IV. B WON THE MATCH
second match was played between IV.A and IV C.
Result- IV A WON THE MATCH
Final match was played between IV A AND IV B.
RESULT-IV A WON THE SERIES.
DEV WAS DECLARED MAN OF THE MATCH.
16th JULY 2013:Science Workshop on the Topic How things work
Salwan Public School (Afternoon) organized a workshop on 16th July 2013 to impart some basic scientific knowledge about working of some modern equipments and appliances, advantages and disadvantages of using some appliances and removing doubts on the use of some equipments.
Important matters discussed during the workshop are listed below:
Principles involved in flying of Aeroplanes:
Flying of aeroplanes is all about aerodynamics.Make a paper airplane and throw it - notice that it flies. Or, note how paper and feather fly when subjected to strong wind.You'll notice that they fly because they are light. Therefore, only a small amount of wind will cause them to fly. Now, increase the weight by a million times and the amount of wind by a million times, and you get a flying plane. The wings of an airplane cause the air moving across the top of the wings to be faster than the air moving below the wings. Hence, there is less air pressure above the wings than below. As such, this air pressure holds the plane up in the air. However, the force caused by this must be high enough to lift the entire plane, hence, jet engines must be strong. The wing of an aeroplane rushes through the air. Some air flows under the wing, some air flows over the wing. The wing is shaped such that the path over the wing is longer than the path under the wing. Because there is a longer path for that air flow, that air spreads out and is less dense above the wing compared with under the wing. This makes for less air pressure above the wing. so with greater air pressure under the wing, the wing is lifted upwards. The wings are designed in such a way that the air above the wing is moving faster than the air blow the wing. This creates high pressure below the wing and low pressure above the wing. It is this difference of pressures that causes lift.
Use of Microwave Oven in homes:
Among the modern appliances and equipments that made remarkable contributions to your culinary world, that microwave oven deserves a very prominent placeA quick and convenient appliance, microwave oven has become an unavoidable utility in the modern kitchen. It has attained unprecedented popularity throughout the world. Consumers are fascinated by the innovative features incorporated in the latest versions, thanks to the evolving technology. Today it is a multipurpose kitchen appliance raised for not only defrosting or even reheating stored food, also for baking, roasted, grilling and toasting. We know that Microwave oven cooks many foods in about 1/4th of the time necessary on a gas burner thus saving lots of energy.However there are lots of disadvantages attributed to this type of cooking method. According to the experts and dieticians, regular and continuous usage of microwave will have an impact on the nutritive value in the food adversely. The radiation process mixed up in microwave cooking actually heat the molecules to the extent of destroying your vitamins and certain natural nutrients contained in the food. Some experts estimate that almost ninety seven per cent of the nutritive value are going to be lost by the microwave cooking. It is therefore advisable that microwave oven should be used sparingly for the purpose of defrosting or heating our stored food. If necessary, it can be useful to expedite cooking process in unavoidable circumstances. Nevertheless, the terrible fact remains that the quality of food will be less nutritive than the food cooked in the standard stoves.
Coolant used in Refrigerators:
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are widely used as coolants in the air conditioners and refrigerators. CFCs are a group of synthetic organic chemicals composed of carbon, oxygen, chlorine and fluorine. Two most common of these are CFC-11 and CFC-12 which are used as refrigerants. However, use of these chemicals is being stopped around the world because of their harmful effect on environment.CFCs released from various source rise up in the atmosphere and there break down ozone molecules in the earth's upper atmosphere. This reduces the ability of the atmosphere to prevent too much of ultraviolet rays reaching the earth's surface. This in turn harms the animal and plant life on the earth.Ozone protects us from the harmful UV radiations from the sun. It filters out all radiations and any depletion of ozone would, therefore, have catastrophic effects on life systems of the earth.Production of CFCs has ceased in all countries and current uses are being controlled and phased out because of their impact on the ozone layer.Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) are alternative halocarbons being used to replace ODS in industrial and commercial applications and their use is becoming more widespread. Other alternatives to ODS include ammonia, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons.
How Hot Air Balloon works?
The basis of how the hot air balloon works is that warmer air rises in cooler air. This is essentially because hot air is lighter than cool air as it has less mass per unit of volume. A cubic foot of air weighs roughly 28 grams (about an ounce). If we heat that air by 100 degrees F, it weighs about 7 grams less. Therefore, each cubic foot of air contained in a hot air balloon can lift about 7 grams. The actual balloon has to be so large as it takes such a large amount of heated air to lift it off the ground. For example, to lift 1000 pounds worth of weight you would need almost 65,000 cubic feet of heated air!. To help keep the balloon in the air and rising, hot air needs to be propelled upwards into the envelope using the burners.
Students were enlightened about the working of basic appliances around them.
Students became enthusiastic to know more about gadgets like Ipad , PC’s etc.
15th -20th JULY 2013: Health Activity
Salwan Public School (Afternoon) participated in a project initiated by Lady Irwin College, Delhi University and HRIDAY – SHAN (NGO). Study aims at assessing the jeopardy of malnutrition i.e. under nutrition and over nutrition. Keeping in view, most crucial age of life cycle adolescence was selected, as at this age the ladle of food and level of physical activity changes resulting in under and over nutrition. Before the actual implementation of study, parent’s permission was taken in parent teacher meeting. Parents were apprised about the objective of the project. To fulfil the objectives of study, various anthropometric measurement (height, weight and waist circumference) were taken and children were made to fill a small questionnaire to gather information on socio demographic profile. The result of the study will be shared with parents on next parent teacher meeting to be held on 27th July 2013.
12th -15th JULY 2013: Inter-house Cricket Match
Inter-house cricket matches for class V was organised from 12th July to 15th July 2013 in the school grounds.
First match was played between Red and Blue house- Blue house won the match.
Second match was played between Green and Yellow house- Yellow house won the match.
Final match was played between Blue and Yellow house- Yellow house won the Inter-House championship.
Piyush was declared as Man of the match by scoring 39 runs and taken 2 wickets in the finals.
13th JULY 2013: Contribution for the disaster struck people of Uttarakhand
To help people in distress
to arouse the feeling of empathy and compassion amongst the students towards mankind
Students and faculty of SPS(AN) contributed in the form of blankets, utensils, medicine, food grains towards the people of Uttarakhand. One complete load of School bus carrying the humble contribution (segregated and labeled) was handed over to Goonj (NGO) on 13th Of July.
12th JULY 2013: Workshop on E-Waste was conducted by Toxic-Links NGO for Classes VIII & IX
To sensitize the students for safe disposal of E-Waste generated at home.
The Resource persons enlightened the students on safe disposal of E-Waste to the Authorized Recycler.The E-Waste which is not given to Authorized Recycler generates lot of poisonous gases leading to heavy metal fever.The organizer involved students in educative games and gave away certificates and badges to the winning team.Toxic Links installed an E-Waste collection bin in the school premises and urged the students to give away E-Waste generated in the bin for safe disposal & Recycling.
Students have started bringing in E-Waste and have started dumping it in the E-Waste bin kept in the school premises.
11th JULY 2013: Report on Vanmahotsav Day
To draw students’ attention on importance of planting trees.
To decrease global warming, stick to afforestation.
Spread awareness about useful trees and develop love for trees.
To take up deforestation on a war footing.
The school celebrated Van Mahotsav Day on July 11, 2013 with great aplomb and enthusiasm. The students helped to promote nature conservation and awareness by planting trees to save our environment. The programme started with a special assembly that comprised speeches and poems delivered in English and Hindi. The programme concluded with the presentation of a short skit on “Saving our Trees,” performed by the students of class V. The Principal Ms. Mukul Jha and Headmistress Ms. Premila Sharma along with children planted saplings and motivated children to plant more trees to maintain the green cover in and around their school and locality.
Large-scale, fast-growing tree plantations were taken up.
The students were sensitized towards nature.
Awareness about maintenance of ecological balance was created.
5th JULY 2013: VAN MAHOTSAVA Plantation Drive at SIRI FORT
1) To draw students’ attention on importance of planting trees.
2) To decrease global warming, stick to afforestation.
3) Spread awareness about useful trees and develop love for trees.
4) To take up deforestation on a war footing.
The students of Salwan Public School Afternoon became the part of Plantation Drive Center for Environment Education (CEE), in Partnership with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to celebrate Van Mahotsava at the Siri Fort.
Along with the Plantation Drive the students were also given insights on the various aspects of ASI. A small session on the Low Carbon Lifestyles and Protection and Conservation of the Biodiversity were also arranged for the students.
This event aimed at raising awareness and sensitizing the school students – Youth of India on various issues related to Environment and Indian Culture and Heritage.
1) Large-scale, fast-growing tree plantations were taken up.
2) The students were sensitized towards nature.
3) Awareness about maintenance of ecological balance was created.
5th JULY 2013: Elections for Prefectorial Board
* To give students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership qualities.
* To develop students’ public speaking skills.
* To develop within each leader the concept of "service to others".
On July 5, 2013, the students of the school held school elections for their Prefectorial Board for the academic session 2013-14. The elections were held after days of campaigning by the nominees from the various Houses-Red, Yellow, Blue and Green. There were significant symbols chosen by the representatives and the school had posters, banners and house flags adorning specific areas of the premises. The students of the various classes had listened to the nominees on several occasions to make a fair judgment before casting their vote.
The Principal, Ms. Mukul Jha, the Primary Head Mistress Ms. Premila Sharma and staff also cast their vote. It was an enriching experience for the students who practically implemented an exercise on Universal Adult Franchise.
Prefects and Captains will:
* display initiative and leadership by taking up responsibilities and set a good example,
* demonstrate their organizational skills and handle situations confidently.
5th JULY 2013:Lemonade and Salad Making Activity
To develop healthy eating habits amongst students.
To develop a habit of incorporating salad greens into meals.
To develop an understanding of health benefits provided by green salad.
To enable students to develop culinary skills.
The school organized Lemonade and Salad Making activity in classes I and II. Students enjoyed doing the activity as this was a unique learning experience for them. The purpose was to make the students learn how to prepare lemonade and Salad which is healthy and a good energizer. The smiles on their faces proved that such activities not only boost their confidence but also help them to become independent.
Inculcate healthy eating habits from a very young age.
Instill habits of lending a helping hand at home.
Encourage young students to become independent.
5th- 7th June 2013: 3 - DAYS EDUCATIONAL CUM ADVENTUROUS EXCURSION TO RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK
A 3 Day trip was organized for the students of Salwan Public School(Afternoon). The school proposes to send its students on educational cum adventurous excursions to BE WITH NATURE .
Nearly 200 kms from Delhi, Rajaji National Park was named after famous freedom fighter “Raja Gopalachari” popularly known as “Raja Ji”. Spread over 821 sq. km. it is a home to 23 species of Mammals. The park is home of Asian Elephant, Tigers and King Cobras, Panther, Bear, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, Leopard, the Goat-like Goral, Spotted Deer, Wild Cats, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Indian Hare to name the few can also be seen. 315 species of birds are also found to name the few White Breasted Kingfisher, Lapwing, Martin, Horn Bill, Great Indian Horn Bill, Wood Pecker and the list goes on.
It’s a rare combination of education, adventure and nature for ensuring a life time experience.
To be with nature
Cultural, socio-economic awarenesss
The 3-day trip to Rajaji National Park was an enthralling and an adventurous experience.
The journey via bus began in the morning of 5th of June towards Rishikesh. Group of 56 students and 5 teachers reached the resort at noon. In the evening, they left for River Rafting, which was in itself a joyful and enjoyable experience. The Students also visited beautiful Parmarth Ashram for the evening Aarti.(cultural awareness) .They returned to the resort for dinner which was followed by exciting volleyball and badminton games among the students.
Morning nature walk was followed by exciting game of ‘Tug of War’ among students. After breakfast they visited Chilla Electricity generation Dam (socio-economic awareness) where they learnt about its functioning from the operators. After lunch, students left for the Jungle Safari where they saw Elephants, Owls, Sambars and other wild animals. Though it was a long journey but it was fun-filled. The students returned to the resort in the evening and the dinner was followed by a DJ night where they all danced to the fullest.
On 7th June, after breakfast the students went for trekking, enroute they visited a temple and trailed a part of a forest. They left the resort for Delhi after lunch. The trip, though short, was a lifetime experience. It was full of adventurous activities, finger licking food, enjoyable journey and long chat sessions.
28th- 29th May 2013: A Trip to Jim Corbett
Another triumph of learning with fun began on 29th May when 40 students along with 4 teachers of Salwan Public School Afternoon started their two day journey to the Jim Corbett National Park. These yearly trips to exotic locations and places are a part of providing integrated learning and fun to our students in order to enable them to think and experience beyond the four walls of the classroom.
To enable them to think and experience beyond the four walls of the classroom.
To develop values and life skills among children
To live independently in camaraderie with their peers.
To develop interpersonal skills.
The students were divided into four groups accompanied by a teacher. The children reported at 5:30 am. The journey to was quite smooth and fun filled. The first halt for the breakfast at Bikaner , Gajraula offered mouth watering delicacies which the children relished. After a short break they took off for their final destination. On reaching Tarika’s Jungle Park Resort at 2 p.m students enjoyed the welcome drink and settled down in their respective rooms. After the lunch, the children were taken to Corbett Museum set up by Jim Edward Joseph Corbett who developed this beautiful place for the wildlife lovers. Thereafter they visited Devi Garija Temple, situated on the elevation of a huge rock in the midst of River Kosi at Ramnagar. After coming back to the resort, students had their evening snacks and drinks and were ready to splash into the swimming pool. What better way to de-stress! By 8 p.m they were to get ready for the D.J prior to dinner. They all danced and tapped their feet to their favourite numbers. The lavishly laid dinner waited for all of them. The small round of walk around the area after dinner was quite refreshing before they all hit their beds to wish good night and sweet dreams.
The next day was as exciting as ever. It started with Jungle Safaris where children could observe and hear sounds of various animals in the jungle. The scintillating landscape of Jim Corbett filled with lush greenery was a treat to the eyes. Jim Corbett Park which is spread across 1250+ square kms is located along the two districts of Uttrakhand, the Garhwal and Kumaon in the Ramnagar area. The park is divided into five zones: Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Domunda and Sonanadi. The students enjoyed the river crossing as a part of adventure activity which enhanced their fun quotient. A ride through the jungle was the most exhilarating and exciting. A number of wild animals namely Elephants, Sambhar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Jackal, Wild boar rare species of birds etc were spotted. They returned
To the resort at 8:30 a m . After breakfast,, the children walked up to the river Kosi that provided a unique experience. Children were allowed into the shallow part and saw fishes, tadpoles and the river bed laid with the pebbles.
After lunch it was time to say good bye, Jim Corbett, see you next year. Children were back to Delhi by 9 pm where their parents were waiting eagerly to receive them.
This was an enriching experience for the children and gave them a glimpse into the lives of the wild animals. The trip taught children to admire and respect Mother Nature and to live independently in camaraderie with their peers. They learnt about the Himalyan and Shivalik hills, the animals and the kind of life they lead in the villages.
The two-day trip came to an end on 30th May when enthusiastic and excited Salwanians returned to share their unique learning experience with their friends and family.
7th May 2013:Educational Trip to Mother Dairy Plant
Students of class 8th went to visit ‘Mother Dairy’ plant and Agriculture Museum, Pusa on 7th May 2013.The students were overwhelmed to know that Mother Dairy Plant sells more than 29 lakhs litres of milk per day & Mother Dairy milk undergoes 15 stringent quality checks before ti is accepted for processing. Students well understood the steps of processing of milk viz,Clarification, Standardization, Homogenization & Pasteurization.
Students of class 8th could extend their knowledge of crop production& Management taught in their science book by visiting Agriculture Museum.In Agriculture Museum they attained tons of knowledge by simply pressing the display buttons.
4th May 2013:Cartoon Show
The students had a rare treat of enjoying a cartoon show during school hours on 4th May 2013. They watched with keen interest and there was a lot of laughter during the hilarious scenes. This was followed team game which the children enjoyed witnessing.
The aim of the show was to engage the students in fun filled activities and take a break from regular academics.
2nd May 2013:Mother's Day Celebration
The students of the Primary wing observed Mother’s Day on May 2, 2013 and held a special assembly to mark the event. The students recited sentimental poems dedicated to Mothers while some shared personal messages to highlight their love for their mother. Some students also spoke about those rare values and actions that only a mother can express.
This was followed by a Card Making Activity in all the classes and the students were creatively engaged in preparing decorated cards to give to their mothers later in the day.
30th April 2013:Fancy Dress Competition
The students of the Primary Wing came colourfully attired in costumes from several themes. There were entries for the animal kingdom, the world of leaders , characters from fairy tales and from the states of India. The students had paid attention to every intricate detail to be in sync with the themes and made their oral presentations with perfect confidence and articulation. It was an inter-section competition and the first three prizes were allotted class-wise.
From Class I, the top three positions were won by Lakshay(I-C)-Ist, Dhruvika and Krish(I-A)-IInd. Saahir(II-A), Yash Goyal(II-A) and Laksh(II-C) bagged the first, second and third positions respectively from Class II. Trideep(III-A) bagged the first position, Aditi(III-A) and Nimita(III-C) bagged the second position and the third position was taken by Krista(III-A) and Tanvi(III-C). The consolation prizes were won by Piyush(III-A) and Harshita(III-C).
The states of India theme for Classes IV-V had several winners. Enakshee(IV-C) representing West Bengal took the first position, Hansika(IV-C) attired as a Maharashtrian won the second position and Manveen (IV-A) dressed resplendently as a Punjabi secured the third position. Vridhi(V-C) secured the first position as a Bengali, second position had several winners, Harmanpreet and Shouray(V-B), Ishank(V-B) and Drishti(V-C).
The Head Mistress, Ms. Premila Sharma, declared the results and provided important tips to the for enhancing their presentation. The programme enabled students to have stage confidence, know more about the themes by enacting the character roles and helped them to ensure active participation in co-curricular activities.
27th April 2013: TOD FOD JOD CLUB
SPS(Afternoon) launched Tod Fod Jod Club For The Students Of Class V TO X in the month of April.
TOD FOD JOD CLUB is a club which caters to the innovative ideas of budding scientists in future . They are encouraged to establish connections between concepts taught and applications and to reconstruct something new. Students are able to make new toys and gadgets on different scientific Principles. This is a club where students get opportunity for hands on activities and satisfy their quest for different scientific eager and temperament.
23rd April 2013:WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DAY
In remembrance of the renowned poet and playwright William Shakespeare, Shakespeare day was observed on 23rd April 2013. It commemorated the symbolic date and day when William Shakespeare was born and also passed away. A special assembly was conducted to pay respect and honour to the legendary writer.
A literary quiz was also organized for classes 5th to 11th to test the knowledge of the students about the poet and playwright.The winners of the Quiz were Sanya Dewra( VII-A) Sheetal Mahajan (VIII-A)and Bhavya Mehta (IX-C).The students were awarded with the books by renowned authors.
22nd April 2013:Earth Day Celebration
On April 22, 2013, a series of events were conducted in the school premises. A Special assembly comprising of short skits, poems and songs, was held. There was an Inter-House Poster and Slogan writing competition and craft competition “Best out of Waste” during the day. In compliance with the TERI initiative, the Primary students got together to make attractive paper bags that were deposited at the school bookshop and stationery shop for further use.
The students benefitted immensely by whole-heartedly participating in this eco-friendly initiative and cultural programmme.
Students of Salwan Public School Afternoon also went to CM House. Several competition were organized there like art, music. Shreya Piplani of class X won wildfire watch in one of the competition.
21st April 2013:Your Cartons. My Classroom! Salwan Public School Afternoon joins hands with with Tetra Pak and TERI
Earth Day, a day to pledge our commitment to save our planet by implementing the 3R’s of reduce, reuse and recycle, was observed with a series of events at Salwan Public School Afternoon, Old Rajinder Nagar. A precursor to the special date was a grand scale event at DLF Saket on 21st April, 2013 to support TERI’s initiative titled, Your Cartons My Classroom. This unique initiative drew immense popularity amongst the students due to its incredible transformation of disposable tetrapacks into school furniture by the simple process of recycling and efficient waste management. It was heartening for the students to see an educational documentary that enlightened them about waste collection, recycling and awareness efforts and also converting cartons into school furniture for under-privileged students across India. The activity at DLF Mall comprised of interesting workshops for children, celebrity walk-ins and band performances. The School Choir had the unique distinction of participating in this noble cause by giving a brilliant instrumental performance at the venue. They also enjoyed the various game stalls set up in the fun and frolic atmosphere. Some of the students also won prizes at the Hoopla ring games.
16th April 2013:Workshop On Vedic Maths
On 16thApril , 2013 school organized a workshop on ‘VEDIC MATHEMATICS’ by Mr. VASUDEVA. He introduced some of the easiest method to solve basic mathematical problems in faster ways.He introduced concepts ‘EKADHIK’, ‘ALL FROM NINE LAST FROM TEN’ which made multiplication and subtraction easier for students. Students participated quite actively in this workshop. They thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and confidently came forward to solve the problems. A book on autobiography of the founder of salwan trust was given to Mr. Vasudev as token of thanks by our Principal.
16th April 2013:Coal Curse
Two teachers of SPS – A witnessed a documentary film on the political economy of coal in India. Coal Curse, film by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, supported by Greenpeace, takes you on a journey to the land of dirty coal and the trails and tribulations of the people working in the coal mines.The documentary film explores the political economy of coal in contemporary India with the situation in Singrauli as a case study. It highlights the scandal, popularly called Coalgate, and the consequences of coal mining in the Singrauli region in central India. It raises questions as to whether the mad rush to extract for coal is the best answer to secure India’s energy needs.
13th April 2013:Visit to Science Express and National Science Centre
On 13th April 2013, Salwan Public School (Afternoon) organized an Educational science tour by taking students of class IX and X to Science Express and National Science Centre, New Delhi. The team was led by Mrs. Sakshi Batra, HoD, Science and accompanied by 5 other teachers. Science Express is an innovative mobile exhibition mounted on a specially designed 16-coach AC train. It is a collaborative initiative of Ministry of Environment & Forests and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The students were thrilled to see the Science Express-Biodiversity Special (SEBS), the largest, longest and most visited mobile science exhibition in India at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The state-of-the-art exhibition aboard the SEBS helped in developing awareness among the students about richness of biodiversity of India, climate change, challenges of conservation and similar issues. They had a glimpse of wide variety of flora and fauna found in different geographical regions of India. Students were amazed to see the Joy of Science Lab. In this hands-on lab, they could perform various experiments and activities to understand various concepts in environment, science and mathematics in an interesting manner.
At the National Science Centre, a science museum, students took interest to see the unique collection of scientific models and intriguing artifacts housed in the Centre. It helped in developing awareness about the effective use of science in our lives. It was a thrilling experience for the students to see that the exhibits and models are based on different laws, theories and concepts of science. The students were made to understand these theories with the help of live demonstrations. It was all about learning and having fun. The students found the scientific models on display at the Human Biology Gallery very interesting. Dinosaur's gallery of animals of Mesozoic era was also very popular among the students. They enjoyed a number of exhibits showcasing India’s contribution to Science and mathematics, about Nobel Prize winners and exponents of the field. Students also enjoyed 15 minutes 3-D movie on’ A Journey to Space’. Overall the trip was very fruitful and helped to inculcate scientific awareness & scientific temper among the students.
13th April 2013:BAISAKHI CELEBRATIONS
The auspicious occasion of the harvest festival of Baisakhi was celebrated amidst traditional fanfare. The programme commenced with the religious and musical rendering of the holy “Shabad” by the school choir group. The comperes of the programme were radiantly attired students, typically in Punjabi style, sharing the significance of this celebration nation wide. This was followed by the vibrant beats of the bhangra dhol with the dancers performing in sync with full gusto and enthusiasm.
10th April 2013:Video Conference with Partner School's of Face to Faith
The senior students had an interactive video conference on April 10, 2013, with schools from Italy, Jordan and India. The theme of the conference was the “Art of Expression”. The students discussed about examples of natural and manmade beauty in their community This was followed by students elaborating on the different features of their chosen examples of religious art and their significance of their communities. They also pondered over the reasons why religious traditions produced works of art and if it was important that artists should be free to express themselves in terms of how they understand religion.
The students were actively engaged in fruitful dialogue throughout the conference and learnt valuable details related to the art of expressions in various communities.
8th April 2013 – 13th April 2013 : SANITATION WEEK ACTIVITIES IN FULL SWING
In its efforts to inculcate sound values and making students more health conscious, significant weekly themes are continuously adopted and implemented in the school curriculum. On the occasion of World Health Day i.e. April 7th, the following week was observed as “Health and Hygiene” week. A series of activities were carried out to promote the concept. Special assemblies were held throughout the week to spread general awareness about health and hygiene.
The Primary Wing had students of Class I geared up with interesting group and individual health-based poem recitation. It was delightful to see the children dressed as fruits and vegetables, highlighting the significance of good food habits. Some students also recited about not only the significance of good personal hygiene but also of the surroundings. The students of Class II-III decorated bookmarks with personalised health quotes. In an attempt to use waste material appropriately in order to have clean surroundings, the students of class IV-V were creatively engaged in “Best out of Waste” activities and some of the creations were highly innovative and imaginative. The seniors sharpened their performing art skills and presented a hip-hop Inter-House Rap song competition session that won repeated rounds of applause. The subsequent events to follow the theme are Inter-House Poster Making and Slogan Writing Competitions.
6th April 2013:“ Hop On Hop Off” Delhi City Sight-Seeing
The school has organized a Delhi Heritage educational one day trip to RED FORT , QUTUB MINAR , LOTUS temple AND HUMAYUN TOMB along with Delhi tourism on Saturday, 6th April 2013 for classes VI TO IX . “ Hop On Hop Off” Delhi City Sight-seeing bus services was introduced during 2010 Commonwealth games by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Govt. Of Delhi. The HOHO concept is unique and first of its kind City Sight-seeing bus service in India which is on similar lines with the highly popular LONDON,ROME, PARIS and US Hop on Hop Off bus service. The group was accompanied by school teachers and Mr. Kash Madhani , a Mathematics Teacher from Loxford School of Science and Technology, UK. The students were mesmerized with the beauty of the Mughal architecture.
6th April 2013:Workshop On Vedic Maths
Students of class VII and VIII had a session with Mr. Kash Madhani.Concepts on Integers and rational numbers were touched upon.the session. An open interaction between the students and the teacher and hence facilitated learning process.
A presentation on VEDIC MATHS was given by Ms. Priyanka Seth and Ms. Richa Sachar on April 6th 2013.Various sutras were explained with examples.Shortcut tricks were also well explained using word formulae.Overall workshop was found to be fruitful and informative .presentation was attended by faculty members also.
6th April 2013:Trip to Aerplanet , Dwarka
Salwan Public School Afternoon, Rajinder Nagar, organized a full filled adventurous and educational excursion to Aeroplanet, Dwarka for the students of classes I-V on 6th April, 2013. It was a thrilling experience for the children to sit in the real Airbus A – 300. They also got exposure to the functioning of the aircrafts. They went inside the cockpit, got hands on experience of a flight and also in coping with a sudden flight emergency. They were instructed by a pilot and an airhostess. Their excitement touched the sky as they undertook activities like rope climbing and trampoline jumping. They enjoyed the mouth watering treat provided by the authorities and later danced to the tune of peppy songs. The tiny tots returned with eyes full of dreams of becoming a pilot, airplane engineer or Air line member.
3rd April 2013: A Cultural Programme to Welcome to our visiting faculty member from U.K
On April 3,2013, the school warmly welcomed our Link Teacher, Mr. Kash Madhani, Maths Faculty from Loxford School of Science and Technology, U.K. His visit marks the continuous process of our Global School Partnership Programme that began in 2011. A special cultural programme was held with dance performances and a presentation by the school choir group. The School Principal warmly welcomed the guest and hoped that his visit would help in further building our global alliance and promoting an educational exchange of projects and methodologies. Our guest, Mr. Madhani also addressed the students and expressed his immense joy in visiting India and looked forward to his interaction with the faculty and students.
3rd April 2013:Easter Day Celebration
Easter celebrations were held on April 3, 2013. There were a series of activities conducted, starting off with a special assembly at the Primary and Senior wings. The students recited poems, sang hymns and spoke about the special significance of this festival. This was followed by “Easter Egg Decoration” Competition in the Primary Wing. The students excitedly painted and decorated the eggs with glitters, laces and stickers creating some innovative patterns and designs.