Events - September 2017

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Celebrating Eid-Ul-Zuha
Class 1
Eid-ul-Zuha is one of theHoly festival celebrated as an act of obedience to God's command. On the auspicious occasion of Eid a small celebration took place in Class 1, which commenced with an introduction as to why ‘Eid – Ul – Zuha’ is celebrated and its significance. An animated was shown to the students. Children displayed their enthusiasm by singing and dancing on popular songs. They also splashed colours on the sheets and made beautiful drawings depicting the festival of Eid. Finally they shared sweets and wished everyone “Eid Mubarak”.

Class 2
The students of Grade 2 enjoyed celebrating Eid-Ul-Zuha. It was a celebration that included many great performances from the students. They all were swayed by performances on devotional songs and the Qawwali performances. It was a treat to watch the kids talk about the festival of Eid in such joyful ways. At last, along with the distribution of sweets, everybody greeted each other with ‘Eid Mubarak’.

Class 3
Eid-Ul-Zuha was celebrated in Class 3 with great fervour and enthusiasm. The children looked beautiful in ehtnic muslim attire, girls wearing Burkhas whereas boys looked handsome wearing Kurta Pyjama with a white headwear. The celebrations commenced with a small lecture highlighting the significance of the festival. The children were introduced to and made familiar with the urdu terms, Eidi, Eid-Milan, Allah-Hu-Akbar, Namaz, Ameen etc. A powerpoint presentation related to the festival comprising of a picture of Prophet Muhammad, Kama, Masjid, Quran, traditional muslim outfit of a girl and boy, popular sweet dish sewaiyan etc. were shown to the children. This was followed by short skit on Eid and an Art & Craft activity in which the students made beautiful hangings of the moon and star. All the students enjoyed dancing on the popular bollywood track ‘Eid-Mubarak’ in the class. Mostly everyone spoke lines and poems on “Eid” which was worth appreciating.
 

Class 4
Eid Ul Adha, the “Festival of Sacrifice” was celebrated with great fervor and joy by the students of Class 4. Children were looking very beautiful in their traditional dresses. In order to teach them the importance and virtue of sacrifice, the significance of the festival, history, stories as well as associated traditions and customs were told. The students delivered speech and participated in a wall hanging making activity. They wished each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ and shared sweets.

Class 5
Eid ul Zuha the festival symbolising sacrifice ,was celebrated by students of Class 5 with gaiety and joy. They drew the “Eid ka Chand” and read out quotes of Prophet Mohammed and spoke on the importance of this festival. Later they distributed sweets amongst themselves. The students also presented a colourful show in the School assembly where they recited a poem, enacted a Qawaali and exhibited Indian women in Muslim attire. Eid Mubarak resounded all around and the celebrations ended with joy and happiness, the gifts of Allah.


 

Teacher's Day Celebrations
Class 1
Teachers Day was celebrated in Class 1 as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society on 5th September. The celebrations commenced with an introduction as to why Teachers Day is celebrated and its significance. An animated video regarding the same was shown to the students. Children showed their enthusiasm by singing and dancing on popular song 'Oh teacher..' and 'Give me some sunshine..'. They also made a beautiful card for their teacher.

Class 2
Students dressed smartly as their ideal teachers; boys in trousers and shirts with ties and girls in saris displayed a beautiful program on the occasion of Teachers Day on 5th SEPTEMBER 2017. At the start of the celebration the importance and the significance of this day was told and explained to the students by their teacher. After that the students recited their poems, sang songs and told the significance of this day to all. They were showed a documentary video the importance of the teachings given by a teacher. Students participated in a Craft Activity of making a Greeting Card for their teacher. The students offered sweets to their teacher and shared them amongst themselves.

Class 3
Teacher's Day was celebrated in Class 3 with great zeal and enthusiasm. Children were dressed as their favourite teacher. A brief description was given by teachers highlighting the significance of this day, the students were informed that 5th September is Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday and is celebrated as Teacher's Day. Some children recited a few lines and poems on the occasion. The children also performed a dance on the song 'I love my teacher', and 'Oh teacher! Oh teacher'. To conclude the celebrations, a card making activity was conducted in the class.

Class 4
On September 5th, a special assembly was conducted by the students of Class 4 in order to pay tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and honour the noblest profession in the world. The day began by recitation of “Guru Re Brahma” mantra followed by the glimpses of some of the legendary teachers whose contribution in the field of education is incredible. The highlight of the day was the dance performance on the tunes of “We Love You Teacher” which left the audience spellbound. Children showed their love towards their teachers by making handmade cards.

Class 5
Teaching is touching a soul, steering the ship of students on the right direction. Teachers Day is a special day of bonding between the teacher and the taught. The students of Class 5 celebrated this day by making cards for their favourite teachers embossing their love and gratitude for them. They spoke lines glorifying their mentors and making the teacher proud of her students. A day when teachers feel that their efforts are not being wasted.


 

Workshop on Teaching Techniques and Methodologies for Mathematics
The St. Marks Girls Senior Secondary School, Meera Bagh, hosted a workshop in collaboration with Rachna Sagar Publications, on 16th September 2017. The workshop was chaired by Dr. N. M. Parti (Resource Person), Chairperson of the Gurgaon Progressive School Council (GPSC). The primary objective of the workshop was to present a forum where teachers can exchange their thoughts with their peers as well as pick up new ideas that would empower them and provide them a vivid panorama of fun filled, productive, exciting and inspiring activities to enliven their classrooms. A healthy interactive session to equip the teachers with teaching tools that he/she may adopt in the assessment process. The workshop was attended by Mr. Vikram Singh and Mr. Raju Kadyan.


 

Rally For Rivers
The students took a pledge on 16th September 2017, to keep our Rivers clean under the Rally for Rivers Campaign spearheaded through out the country by Sadhguru and Cricketer Virendra Sehwag. The children were also shown video clips making them aware of the importance of this movement and why we need to keep our river systems clean. The staff members were dressed in Blue to show support for the project.
 


 

Financial Education Training Programme
A two day training programme on Financial Education was conducted by the Gyan Mandir Public School in association with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) on 18th and 19th September 2017. The primary aim of the seminar was to facilitate the teachers to teach concepts of financial literacy to students and to enable them to acquire basic financial skills. During the course of the training programme the attendees were acquainted with current market trends and given an insight into the world of stocks, shares, investments, savngd and funds and how these could be explained to students in a simple and interesting manner, The programme was attended by Ms. Uma Gandhi and Ms. Neelam Malhotra.


 

Celebrating Dussehra & Gandhi Jayanti
Class 1
Gandhi Jayanti and the festival of Dusshera was celebrated with great aplomb by the students of Class 1. The celebrations commenced with an introduction as to why these days are significant. All the students were colourfully dressed some as Mahatma Gandhi and others as characters from the Ramayana. The children displayed their enthusiasm by singing and dancing. An animated video portraying the importance of the festival and Gandhiji were shown to the students. The celebration concluded on a sweet note with the children sharing the delicious sweets which they had brought with them.

Class 2
Dussehra was celebrated by Class 2 children with great zeal and enthusiasm. The children came attired as characters from the Ramayana. The teachers apprised the students of the significance of the festival and the mythological tale of the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. Some children also enacted the story of Lord Rama. The children concluded the festivities dancing to the bollywood song ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ and distributing sweets. The students also celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with patriotic fervour. His ideas of Swadeshi were beautifully showcased by the Charkha made by the students with ice-cream sticks.


 

Expressions India Workshop on POSCO
An interactive academic session on “Trauma Counselling in Child Abuse and Mental Helath Implications” was organized by Expressions India on 28th September 2017 at the Moolchand Medicity. The main focus was on implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POSCO) Act 2012, in schools. Legal and psycho-social perceptiveness of the act and the role of Principal and Teaching Staff were discussed in detail. Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist was the resource person. The educative and informative session was attended by Ms. Rachna Kapoor, TGT.