Yatra…a journey to blend cultures
Saturday, 20 February, 2016 , tiny DeeSians celebrated the festivals of India aboard Sanskriti Express on campus for their parents. The school ground was showcased as Banjara station from where the journey of India’s colourful culture ensued. The hustle and bustle on a railway platform was recreated with food and book stalls and passengers seeing off their loved ones at the station. An array of performances followed. Recitation of R.L. Stevenson’s rhythmic ‘From A Railway Carriage’ set the pace for the evening. Bhangra from the north, hasya kavi sammelan and mushayra from central India, rabindra sangeet from the east , Christmas from Goa, Dandiya from Gujrat and Classical dances from the South mesmerised the packed house. The telugu skit on Ugadi was staged amidst much aplomb. The little choir sang in unison and led the parents to sing the national anthem at the end of the programme. Ms Shilpa Ravi, Vice Chairperson ,DSE Group, Ms Sashikala, Academic Head, DSE Group along with Vice Principal, DSE, Banjara graced the occasion and applauded students and teachers for the stupendous presentation.
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DeeSians presented a spectacular show, CURIOSITY’16, an exhibition that saw the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, on 25th January 2016, to inculcate a scientific temper and a creative instinct in students .
The exhibition was inaugurated by Ms. Shilpa Ravi, the Vice Chairperson of Delhi School of Excellence, in the presence of Ms Rama Devi, Secretary, Ms. Shashikala, Academic Head, DSE group and the eager parents.
‘The History of it all…..’depicted the timeline of Mathematicians right from ancient to the present times. In the wide spectrum of topics the students chose to speak about the origin of dentistry, atom and also a bicycle to their present stage of development. The room décor spoke volumes about the effort put in by students .
Next came the ‘Amazing Men and Amazing Ideas’, where the world famous Mathematicians and Scientists came to life with students donning their roles.
‘Closer to Nature’ had loads in store to see and assimilate.Even in the present times one cannot undermine the importance of Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Unani and Ayurvedic medicines. Students of grade V gave an insight into the ancient and natural methods of treatments still popular .
The enclosure which housed ‘Creativity at its Best and Origamy Orchard’. was houseful with curious parents and students trying their hands at origami and admiring the various attractive dolls made out of coconut shells. Students had come up with brilliant artifacts made of e –waste as well .
There was a vibrant display of ‘Vital Vitamins’ wherein the significance of vitamin A, B, C, D, E and K was brought out by students of grade II and III in their colourful attire . They conveyed their message of consuming vitamins through a musical that enthralled the audience.
Students from grades V to X presented ‘Modular Models’ on viruses, nuclear energy, carbon and its compounds, solar energy, hydraulic energy and also depicted the working of heart, lungs and kidneys. These models and activities were highly appreciated by the visitors and the confidence with which the students spoke.
‘Swinging Shapes’ was interesting too where the students presented 3D shapes and spoke about their properties, the faces, vertices and edges of 3D regular shapes. What a wonderful way to introduce the world of shapes to the students . They enthralled the audience with a foot tapping song on shapes as well .
It was interesting to watch movies on some simple and everyday life activities .These were shown in a room aptly called, ‘Thru the Lens’, where topics like Early history of Math, Invention of Zero, how plastic is recycled, benefits of olive oil were screened. These movies were in fact eye-openers.
The visitors had all words of praise for students who presented their research with great confidence in the room – ‘Tell me How’, on subjects like, Loon – a research and development project being developed by Google X with the aim of providing Internet access to rural and remote areas ; Honeybees – their disappearance and how there will be food crisis if they disappear, how humans may also disappear due to disruption in the food chain and the need to protect them ; Stem cells – their use and storage ; Cardiology – latest equipments and stunting ; Magalev trains – a transport method that uses magnetic levitation to move vehicles without touching the ground.
There were those ‘Magical Moments’ with puzzles , tangrams, magic squares and match stick puzzles. The visitors learnt 3×3 and 4×4 magic squares. Tangrams caught the fancy of many.
It was a herculean task that students of grade IX had been engaged in for more than two months and with the outcome they have been aptly called ‘Lutyens of the Present’ as they presented a model of a whole township..It was the best way to bring geometry and trigonometry along with surface area into study.
The venue full of rhythm and melody ‘Scientology & Math – O – Music’ saw the visitors also humming the math song on quantities. Students presented mimes on Life cycle of a butterfly, Germination of a seed and a skit on Blood cells in our body.
The presentation of ‘Vedic Math’, an ancient system of mathematics or to be precise, a unique technique of calculations based on simple rules and principles with which any mathematical problem – be it arithmetic, algebra, geometry or trigonometry- can be solved, also saw many keen parents wanting to learn.
All the ‘Fitness Freaks’ made it to the third floor where students displayed of Yoga, Aerobics and Human pyramids. Students performed surya namaskar and many more asanas with the visitors also joining them. There was a demonstration of aerobics with music and the parents teaching exercises using the different fitness equipments displayed. The human pyramids were awesome which showcased teamwork, concentration and fine balance.
“Eureka!!” – Lab activities is where the students displayed making of herbal products like lip balms, hand sanitizers, face packs and herbal soaps. A number of beauty tips were also given. Students of ‘Let’s follow Edison’ club showcased serial bulbs, chandeliers, torches and also demonstrated how to repair regulators, tubelights and other household electrical equipments.
Finally it was the ‘Quiz Time’ where the visitors cracked questions on both Math and Science.
The exhibition was a huge success. Enthusiasm and effervescence overflowed amongst students, teachers and parents.
Raftaar ……The race for excellence…
It was a day that witnessed colour and gaiety ; challenge and grit ; determination and victory. This is how, 19th December 2016, will go down in the history of Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, as it celebrated its maiden Sports Day, at the Astro Turf Hockey Ground, Begumpet. The meet kickstarted with the Chief Guest, Shri A. Dinakar Babu, IAS, taking the salute and declaring the event open. The Chairman, Shri. Madhusudan Rao unfurled the Sports Flag amidst the rhythm of the school song. The Vice Chairman, Ms. Shilpa Ravi and the Secretary & Administrator, Ms Rama Devi unveiled the Mascot—, Raftar, a beautiful and fiery black horse, designed by Niharika of Grade IV and the Principal, Ms. Suparna Mehrotra administered the oath that evoked enthusiasm and energy.
The flags fluttered in the wind, the budding lot of DeeSians marched with all their exuberance as the mighty blue sky looked down upon them whilst the sun dazzled in a corner. The much awaited sports day, Raftaar-2015 had finally arrived and with itself it brought renewed hope and energy.
Torch relay by our sports stars who represented their alma mater at the CBSE South Zone Cluster Meet for Skating and Table Tennis displayed team spirit and sharpened the sense of fair play. After the formal proceedings, the very flexible yoga girls walked in and swept everyone off their feet with extremely gracious moves. Then it was time for the pre-primary students to shine, followed by zumba stars from Grades III and IV. The evening also saw the senior students present amazing and colourful drill displays. The four houses competed for the coveted trophy for the best drill display. Spartans presented a vigorous drill as sun warriors representing the robustness of the fiery sun. The Samurais (green) depicted the softness of nature and the importance of its conservation. The Head Girl and the Sports Captain reflected upon the year 2015 and what it brought for DSE. The young Karate kids demonstrated their determination and strength. The display was absolutely breath-taking with the breaking of fire lit tiles and pot.
Our half-yearly Science newsletter ‘Sanjeevani’ was released by the Chief Guest. Races charged the atmosphere at allotted intervals. Grades I and II mesmerized guests with their Cowboy Drill performance with perfect moves. The much awaited senior relays and solo races took place thereafter, while all the house contingents cheered. The parents’ race was extremely fun to watch as well. The closing ceremony was performed, with the sun, nearing the horizons. Finally, the last round of medal ceremony took place and winners for the best House in March past and drill were announced as all waited with bated breath for the overall sports champions to be declared.
Trojan House (the blue house) was honoured with the trophy for the Sports Champions for the year 2015-16.
Raftaar has enthused the spirit for competing with fairness among DeeSians within and outside school. The event will be cherished by both students and parents alike until the DSE sports flag flies again on the sports field. Hail to thee…blithe spirit…till we meet again!
The Scientist and the Dosa
Recently DSE felt honoured to have with them Dr. AP Jayaraman, a nuclear scientist. As soon as he began speaking he had the room’s undivided attention to himself. He started off by explaining to us through amusing examples how important it is to assess and record things with regard to science. He emphasised on the importance of numbers and facts. While he did talk about human intelligence and general stupidity, he also explained Einstein’s theory of relativity of time and to do all this he didn’t need much more than just us. We were his muse, and he, the scientist, of course. Through this he clearly depicted that for any experiment to take place subjects play a vital role.
Next, he spoke about Dosa. Yes, you read it right. If you can’t believe that a scientist would choose to talk about it, you might as well reread the first line of this paragraph until you convince yourself. Moving on, he didn’t just explain how it is made the way our mother or grandmother do but explained it the way a scientist would. To make things a little easier for one to understand, let me just say that instead of saying ‘Sun is a star present in the centre of our solar system’, he said, ‘Sun is the self-luminous, gaseous central star of our solar system and is made up of 92% hydrogen, 7.0839229% helium while the rest is assorted elements’. Once he had explained how to make Dosa, we moved on to Masala Dosa. Thrilling, isn’t it? While he explained the process, he told us how important all the ingredients and proportions are for the dish to blossom into not just a Masala Dosa, but a very flavoursome Masala Dosa. It, for me, had a message along . Not a message everyone can decipher. It told us not only in Science, but also in our lives, every little thing matters because the presence or absence of the minutest of elements can make a lot of difference. Then we moved on to the most exciting part, Nuclear Masala Dosa. But, in order to understand it, we had to first know about gamma rays which are high frequency electromagnetic rays. When objects are passed through it, any form of bacteria is killed. It also slows down natural processes such as ripening of fruits. Therefore, a Nuclear Masala Dosa is a Dosa made with ingredients that have all been treated with gamma radiation. He assured us that there are no side-effects. If you’re wondering how to identify gamma radiated food from the normal one like we were, well, the RADURA mark will help you which is only found on gamma radiated food. Also, if you’re wondering if one can take a gamma bath and radiate oneself free of germs like one of the DeeSians desired, well, don’t think about, it’s harmful for eyes.
The workshop ended with Dr. AP Jayaraman telling us that doubting isn’t a bad thing after all since it pushes our boundaries and expands our horizons.
Personally, I think, more than promoting the idea of the very exciting Nuclear Masala Dosa, he wanted to show us how exciting Science is, what heights Science has reached and how vast the field is if we choose to make it our playground. It was a one of a kind session and Grade VIII,IX and X thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mehuli Das. VIII
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Chai Aur Chitrahaar
UNESCO decided to observe October 27th as the world Day for Audiovisual Heritage, to protect and safeguard the heritage of audiovisual media like film, television, radio, photographic prints etc.
CBSE understands the Audiovisual Heritage is a very important part of our heritage and encourages everyone, everywhere to join in celebrating it by taking essential steps to conserve our precious collections so that present and future generations can enjoy the treasures
DSE takes the first step in the direction by welcoming parents to watch and appreciate the songs of yesteryears. On Monday the students showed a clip of Raja Harishchandra–the first movie directed by Dada Saheb Phalke. On Tuesday they enthralled the audience by doing a small skit based on the first Science fiction made in French. It showed the curious human race lading on the surface of our closest neighbor-MOON.
Class Assembly of Grade IV was the next step in enlightening the young students about the origin of the film making in India and abroad.
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Childrens Day Celebrations
A fun filled Children’s Day
The day, all the children look forward to, in the month of November is the 14th of November, more commonly known as the Children’s day in our country. This day is celebrated in our country to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India. It is due to his love for the children that this day is marked as Children’s Day. This day is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm all over the country. At Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, it was a fun filled day with a lot of planning and preparations put in by all our teachers.
The celebrations started off as we entered into the school campus. All the teachers were dressed like children which took them back into their childhood memories. The morning assembly was conducted meticulously by the teachers beginning with the singing of the school song followed by Molly Mam saying the pledge. Fathima Mam enlightened the students about the importance of this day and why it is celebrated throughout the nation. The Head Boy and the Head Girl garlanded the portrait of Chacha Nehru, as he is fondly called by the children.
The teachers pulled off an extremely fun-filled show on the occasion that was immensely loved by the entire student body. They started off with a ramp walk, followed by story – telling, skit and mime, and the grand finale was obviously some energetic dancing and singing.
The ramp walk had an interesting twist as all the teachers had put on Burkhas that covered them from head to toe – it was left to the children to guess. The story – telling was meant for the younger lot though everyone nostalgically watched it. The skit and mime were equally hilarious. But the dance at the end was surely the best. It made every single spectator feel like standing up and joining the teachers on the stage.
It was a day spent extremely well. The students returned home with a smile on their faces and a chocolate in their hands.
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Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
For second year in a row Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad takes great pride in celebrating the birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, the first Home Minister of the country, the man responsible for unifying more than 500 fragmented princely states into one strong nation – Sardar Valla Bhai Patel
There are enough reasons to not only recognize and celebrate the achievements of Sardar Valla Bhai Patel but also our bounded duty to unify and uphold the glory of our country that we are so proud of.
The solemn oath of unity was taken in the morning assembly by students and teachers. Ms. Sireesha addressed the assembly as she elicited the significant contributions of Sardar Patel.
The afternoon witnessed a host of Inter House Competitions that sent the message of unity in all its myriad forms and brought colour and joy on campus.
Nursery had Hindi Recitation…the lisping sweethearts won the admiration of the judge with their recitation of ‘Ek Kauwa’. Students of PP I decorated the national bird- peacock in all its splendour. PP II portrayed the festive spirit by embellishing diyas and crackers and the crescent moon and star.
Grade I experimented with paper and crafted amazing diyas and finger tiger puppets, thus promoting conservation of tiger and celebrating Diwali the ecofriendly way.
Grade II got their hands dirty to create jaw dropping clay models. They made elephants, dinosaurs and diyas, each with eye catching details.
It was indeed a pleasure to watch little hands working so intricately on the designs.
Grade III & IV put up fantastic tableaus that depicted different perspectives of Unity in Diversity that India can boast of. Form physical landforms to places of warship; Religious diversities that enrich our culture on one hand and secular attitude that we practice on the other. The confidence with which the students spoke ensures that future of this country is in safe hands.
Grade V and VI had paper craft activity. It was creativity at its best. With great enthusiasm, the children made Diwali diyas, lamps, masks and a host of ideas took shape.
Grade VII & VIII honed their language abilities to write an essay on the unification of Princely states and the commendable work of Sardar Patel. They described the challenges that our nation faces in maintaining our integrity and how as Gen X they vow to preserve it.
Grade IX & X raised the tempo and momentum of the programme to a crescendo with reverberating music and scintillating dance performances. They aptly demonstrated how the unifying forces were dominant amidst our diversityand truly ‘DIL HAI HINDUSTANI. We need to cherish the diversity and the chord that unifies a mammoth population of 1.3 billion.
It was a our day that just reminds us that the world’s largest democracy stands tall and proud and we owe it to the Iron Man of India, who initiated the whole process
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Vigilance Awareness Week
An Essay Writing Competition was conducted for students of grade IX and X to celebrate Vigilance Awareness Week in collaboration with SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India).
Mr Sampath Kumar, General Manager and Mr Venugopal, Dy General Manager graced the occasion and gave away trophies and cash prizes to students. C Parul of Grade IX won the first place and a cash award of two thousand rupees, Anushkha Jain of grade VIII won the second place with a cash award of rupees 1500 and Megha Vuppla was placed third with a cash award of rupees 1000. Abdul Rahman Jilani of grade IX and Md Faariz Baig of grade X received consolation prizes and cash awards of rupees 500.
Mr Srinivas, an esteemed parent of DSE and a SIDBI employee, coordinated with us to organize the competition.
Mr Sampath Kumar emphasized on preventive Vigilance for good governance in his speech and urged Deesians to uproot corruption from the country by remaining alert and aware. Mr Venugopal spoke about the various activities conducted by SIBDI during vigilance week. He was also on the panel of judges for the competition.
Principal Ms Suparna Mehrotra, thanked the guests and appreciated their endeavor in creating awareness among students.
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Give Blood, Save Life
A Blood donation camp was organized at DSE, Banjara Hills on 10th October, 2015. Parents and staff volunteered to donate this precious life saving resource to Niloufer Children’s Hospital. The camp was organised by IDF, the NGO, which is DSE’s social responsibility partner.
DSE’s heartfelt thanks to all parents who volunteered for this noble cause. With your cooperation we intend to share and care more for society.
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Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations
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Books are Magic – Ken Spillman
Books are Magic -Ken Spillman
An inspiring and interactive session with an acclaimed and versatile Australian author Mr. Ken Spillman was organized by Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills on Wednesday, 29th September, 2015. This programme was organized with the help of Scholastic publishers. The students of Grade 5 from Banjara Hills, Manikonda and Attapur branches enjoyed the histrionics by the guest speaker. This age group is the favourite with the author as he started writing stories when he too was in grade 5.
Mr. Spillman discussed about his latest collection- The Jake series. He shared his views, ideas and experiences about the magical effects of books with students. Children seem to have fallen in love with Jake and his idiocyncracies.
A short question answer session was also conducted wherein he gave interesting and valuable tips to budding writers.
The audience had a great learning experience. Children were inspired to explore their own talent, creativity and imagination and also communicate with the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholastic also organizes a national story writing contest for children. The contest details will be availale on www.scholastic.com in January,2016. Interested students can register for free and submit their stories. The award winning stories are published as a collection by Scholastic. So, let imagination run wild …. Pick up a pen n paper!
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Fall In Love With Reading
Fall In Love With Reading
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
The Primary block of DSE, Banjara Hills turned into storyland on the 19th of September, 2015. The angelfaces of Nursery – Grade II enchanted, enthralled and enticed the audience of parents with songs, dances, skits , quiz and games.
The Sweety Sparrows, Henny Pennys and Ducky Luckys of pre primary brought alive ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’, ‘The Frog Prince’, ‘Cinderella’, and ‘Three Little Pigs’. Little granny gave a tour of ‘story land’ to her grandchildren. A puppet show was also presented enacting ‘Little Red Hen’. Cinderella’s ballroom was recreated by the delicate darlings of DSE. The little dancers displayed grace , poise and perfection on the floor and esmerized the guests. Parents were involved in solving story puzzles, and crown making with their wards.
Outstanding Ones received parents with a welcome dance. The tiny quizzards grilled guests with the language quiz that comprised spellings and idenfying popular proverbs. Continental cuisine made its way through the beautifully laid breakfast table with sumptuous and wholesome foods on display and the little masterchefs spoke about the ingredients and their benefits. Fun way learning was demonstrated through the noun song. A foot tapping fairy dance electrified the atmosphere. A short skit highlighted their acting skills and pupils also reminded the audience to be glad their nose is at its place by reciting a funny poem. The reading corner remained the parents’ favourite.
Terrific Twos praised the creator by singing ‘All things bright and beautiful’ which was followed by recitation of ‘The Crocodile’ written by Roald Dahl. A round up of hilarious DSE activities was presented by the students as DSE news. Famous story characters Mowgli, Baloo, Sher Khan from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book introduced guests to the fun of friendship. Harry Potter, the wizard boy from Hogwarts tried creating magic spells. The jumpy Pinnochio kept entertaining. Alice had to be woken up from her slumber from time to time as parents landed in Wonderland. Hindbad and Sindbad from The Arabian Nights was a star attraction. Genie, with his magic lamp, made guests wish and promised them that their desires would be fulfilled once they reached home.
All classes ran packed houses and students had to perform time and again on popular demand.
The presentation was graced by Ms Shilpa Ravi, Vice Chairperson, DSE group of institutions, Ms Ramadevi, Secretary & Admininistrator and the Principal, DSE Banjara Hills, Ms Suparna Mehrotra.
‘World of Words’ has surely aroused in students the love for books. The onus is on both parents and teachers to inculcate the reading habit early so as to create a lifelong bond with books as they are still man’s best friends.
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Hindi Diwas Celebrations
हिन्दी हमारा अभिमान है,
हिन्दी हमारा स्वाभिमान है I
हिन्दी भाषा का विकास, हमारा विकास…..
किसी भी राष्ट्र की पहचान उसकी भाषा और संस्कृति से होती है I हिन्दी हमारी ‘राष्ट्रभाषा’ है I भारतीय संविधान में १४ सितम्बर को हिन्दी दिवस के रूप में मनाने का प्रावधान है I हमारे विद्यालय में भी प्रतिवर्ष हिन्दी दिवस का आयोजन राष्ट्रीय उत्सव के रूप में धूम-धाम से किया जाता है I इस वर्ष भी ३ सितम्बर को विद्यालय में हिन्दी दिवस का आयोजन किया गया I
प्रातःकालीन सभा से कार्यक्रम का शुभारंभ किया गया I नवीं कक्षा की छात्रा नैना एवं इशिता ने बखूबी सभा का संचालन किया I कक्षा प्रथम के छात्रों ने सामूहिक कविता वाचन, कक्षा द्वितीय के छात्रों ने पहेलियाँ, कक्षा तृतीय के छात्रों ने पर्यावरण सुरक्षा पर आधारित नुक्कड़ नाटक, कक्षा चौथी के छात्रों ने पर्यावरण के प्रति जागरूकता लाने हेतु कविता एवं कक्षा दसवीं के छात्रों ने राष्ट्रीय एकता में हिन्दी भाषा के योगदान विषय पर नुक्कड़ नाटक प्रस्तुत किया I सभा के अंत में प्रधानाचार्या महोदया श्रीमती सुपर्णा मह्रोत्रा जी ने हिन्दी भाषा के महत्त्व पर अपने विचार व्यक्त किये I उन्होंने बताया की किस प्रकार अंतराष्ट्रीय भाषा अंग्रेजी का विकास हर क्षेत्र में हो रहा हैं किन्तु हमारी राष्ट्रीय भाषा एवं मातृभाषा का विकास भी महत्वपूर्ण हैं उसके बिना हमारा व देश का विकास संभव नहीं है I अपने विदेश यात्रा के अनुभव भी छात्रों को बताए कि किस प्रकार सभी देश अपनी राष्ट्र भाषा का प्रयोग करने में गर्व अनुभव करते हैं |
दोपहर में अंतर सदन हिन्दी भाषा प्रतियोगिताओं का आयोजन किया गया I
कक्षा तृतीय एवं चौथी के विद्यार्थियों ने ‘जय जवान जय किसान, और भी दूं, समय बहुत मूल्यवान हैं, हमारा देश प्यारा देश विषयों पर सामूहिक कविता वाचन प्रस्तुत किया I मंच का संचालन प्राइमरी विभाग की अध्यापिका रेणुका जी ने किया I अभिभावकों को निर्णायक मंडल में शामिल किया गया जिन्होंने अपना कीमती समय बच्चों को दिया व उन्हें जीवन में आगे बढ़ने हेतु मार्गदर्शन भी किया I
कक्षा पांचवी एवं छठी ने नाट्य मंचन प्रतियोगिता में बीरबल और अकबर के किस्सों कहानियों पर नाटक प्रस्तुत कर अपनी कला को दर्शाया I हिंदी अध्यापिका श्रीमती उषाकिरण जी के प्रतियोगिता का संचालन किया श्रीमती शैलजा जी और अभिभाविका …………………. जी ने बच्चों की नाट्य प्रस्तुतियों का मूल्यांकन कर उन्हें प्रोत्साहित किया |
कक्षा सातवी एवं आठवी द्वारा भाषा प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता प्रस्तुत की गई, यह भाषा प्रश्नोत्तरी हिन्दी, उर्दू व तेलुगु भाषा पर आधारित थी | प्रत्येक सदन के चार-चार छात्रों ने इसमें भाग लिया | प्रत्येक समूह में हिंदी, उर्दू तेलुगु भाषा पर अच्छी पकड़ रखने वाले छात्रों को शामिल किया गया | पाँच चक्रों में प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया पहले चक्र को ‘कवि और कविता’ दूसरे चक्र को ‘भाव चक्र’ तीसरे चक्र को, चित्र पहचानो मुहावरा बताओ, नाम दिया गया | चौथा चक्र चित्र वर्णन और पाँचवा चक्र शब्द निर्माण पर आधारित था | मंच का संचालन माध्यमिक कक्षा की अध्यापिका श्रीमती सुनिता पाण्डेय जी ने किया |उन्होंने बच्चो के उत्साह का तालियों के साथ अभिनन्दन किया I सुनीता जी की मधुर मुस्कान और तालियाँ बजती रहे के उद्घोष से सभागार गूंजता रहा |
सिर्फ एक मिनट प्रतियोगिता में कक्षा नवीं एवं दसवीं के विद्यार्थियों ने भारत की प्रगति में सहायक क्षेत्र जैसे अन्तरिक्ष, परमाणु, सैन्य शक्ति, लोकतंत्र, कृषि, पर्यटन, लघु एव दीर्घ उद्योग, युवा शक्ति, पर्यटन खेल आदि विषयों पर अपने विचार व्यक्त किए | प्रधानाचार्या जी एवं उप प्रधानाचार्या जी ने प्रतियोगिता का मूल्यांकन कर उन्हें प्रोत्साहित किया | सम्पूर्ण कार्यक्रम उत्साहपूर्वक संपन्न हुआ |
अंत में कविवर भारतेंदु जी के शब्दों में –
निज भाषा उन्नति अहै, सब उन्नति को मूल |
बिन निज भाषा ज्ञान के,मिटत न हिय के शूल ||
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Telugu Diwas Celebrations
On the occasion of Shri Gidugu Ramamurthy’s birth anniversary, DeeSians celebrated Telugu Divas in a grand manner. The head mistress garlanded the portrait of Shri Gidugu Rama Murthy and spoke about the sweetness of Telugu language. Students of primary section performed a short skit on Ramayana. Grade VII students performed aTelugu folk dance and sang a patriotic song. High school students spoke about Gidugu Ramamurthy. The importance of one’s mother tongue and its preservation was emphasized through this effort of the Telugu Department.
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Serious About Science – Grade III & IV Prespective
“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”
Tell Me Why…
DeeSians of Grade III & IV donned the roles of budding scientists on 21 August, 2015. ‘Serious About Science’ Club is part of DSE’s co scholastic activities that tries to inculcate scientific temper among students. In an endeavour to create curiosity among learners, a presentation was organized for parents.
Students welcomed parents with songs ‘Science is awesome’ and ‘I will save the Earth’. Food and its components were explained by students, nutrition facts and what to look for while buying packaged food was advised by the tiny food scientist. Demonstrations were given on how to identify the presence of starch and proteins in a food item. Wonder fruits and veggies spoke about their benefits and how they derive their colour. This was further extended to their use to create a beautiful art form – Kalamkari – an art of painting motifs on cloth using natural colours. Fermentation and its uses were also explained by these tiny science enthusiasts with the help of demonstration.
Simple yet interesting demonstrations on air pressure were well presented. Importance of segregation of waste and managing the waste generated at home appealed to the guests. DSE Health Centre was set up to apprise parents of the basic knowledge and presence of mind of their wards in case of an emergency situation. Grade III finally presented a nukkad natak on ‘save environment’ that stole the hearts of parents. They appreciated the efforts of students in trying to sensitise the community.
The students of Grade IV took it a level further by throwing light on Dairy Science. They enlightened parents on the journey of milk by talking about composition of milk and its nutrients. The DSE Dairy was the star attraction. Ice cream lovers were tipped on its advantages and disadvantages.
Environmental issue like the carbon foot print, its causes, effects and mitigation was discussed. Gen Y has surely taken it upon themselves to bring back the lost glory of Mother Earth. Space Science was another attraction wherein students spoke about this yet nascent branch of science that has taken the world of science by storm. Eminent scientists were being spoken about, parts of a satellite were demonstrated and a video of rocket launch was shown to the guests. Students mentioned about the accumulation of space junk and its dangers. A poem on ‘pradushan’ was also recited.
Parents also participated in an activity which was conducted in the school library. The aim of the event was to sensitise students to explore their surroundings and raise questions find solutions and acquire knowledge.
DeeSians wholeheartedly wish to make a difference in the way environment is being battered now. In order to practice what we preach, we made a humble effort in this regard. The invite for parents was sent in the form of a book mark and the envelopes were made of old magazine pages. Newspaper bags were gifted to parents to create awareness on ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’. “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
We, at DSE, hope, that each family associated with us will definitely take the cause further by reducing the burden on our precious Mother Earth and help us in making our students more inquisitive so as to gift the world many more ‘ignited minds’.
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69 vibrant images to depict the 69th Independence Day
With the advent of the month of August, the nation is filled with zeal and enthusiasm to express the feeling of unity and patriotism, as billions participate to mark the occasion of our independence. To express the same, Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, was abuzz with a joyous spirit as we had an entire week of celebrations to express the mood.
On Tuesday, 11th August, 2015, there were speeches in Hindi delivered by the students of grades IX and X. They brought out the idea that freedom is a gift, a privilege and a challenge. We should always remember that the freedom we have earned was not easy and was achieved through a lot of sacrifices. We should always respect it instead of taking it for granted. The students of grades IX and X also recited a beautiful poem “Gift of India”, penned by one of our great freedom fighters and poetess, Sarojini Naidu.
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Wednesday, 12th August, 2015, saw vibrant colours splashed on campus as it marked the Inter House Dance Competitions for students of Grades III and IV. The dance presented was a fusion of Hip-Hop, bhangra and classical. The students performed with lot of grace and charm bringing the message of Unity in Diversity. The SAMURAI team made their house proud.
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Thursday, 13th August, 2015, was welcomed by singing motivating and patriotic songs like “Janani Janmabhoomi, Saare Jahan Se Achha and many more, in praise and gratification of our motherland. Thereafter, the students of grades I and II also mesmerized us in the Inter House Group Singing Competition. They sang the song “Teri Hai Zameen”. It was an absolutely melodious rendition. The KNIGHTS walked away with top honours. Vyom of Grade PPIIB sang a patriotic song in Telugu. There was also a painting competition organized to find out the budding artist of the month. Anushka Jain’s painting was adjudged the best.
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Friday, 14th August, 2015, saw a delightful depiction of the significance of the three colours of our national flag saffron, white and green. The colour saffron was depicted through a skit on bravery presented by students of grades V and VI. The Peace march, to depict the colour white had famous personalities who have stood for it over the ages like, Gautam Buddha, Guru Nanak, Ashoka, Akbar and none other than the Father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The colour green that signifies prosperity was well represented through the medium of dance in the form of garba and dandiya.
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The celebrations culminated on Saturday, 15th August, 2015. The morning started with flag hoisting by the Principal and Headmistress along with the Head boy and Head girl of the institution. A beautiful and vibrant programme on popular slogans was presented by the students of Grade V. There was a quiz for all the students on freedom struggle of India. Peeran and Rabia of Grade VIII recited their own poems on freedom and peace. Thereafter, the Heritage Newsletter, ‘Aranyani’ was released by the Principal and the teachers and students of Heritage Club. Last but not the least there was the much awaited finals of the Inter House Basketball match. TROJANS beat the Spartans in the senior clash while the Knights led the team to victory in the junior category.Friday, 14th August, 2015, saw a delightful depiction of the significance of the three colours of our national flag saffron, white and green. The colour saffron was depicted through a skit on bravery presented by students of grades V and VI. The Peace march, to depict the colour white had famous personalities who have stood for it over the ages like, Gautam Buddha, Guru Nanak, Ashoka, Akbar and none other than the Father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The colour green that signifies prosperity was well represented through the medium of dance in the form of garba and dandiya.
The decor of the campus in colours of the flag further added to the festive mood. Creatively done soft boards had sufficient information for students across the board. The underlying message of unity, love and prosperity was well illustrated during these five days.
Dr & Mrs Hidayath Hussain gave us a priceless gift to mark the occasion in the form of a framed newspaper that was printed on 15th August 1947. We thank them for it.
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World Environment Day
On June 5, World Environment Day was celebrated in school by making the children cognizant about the deplorable condition of environment through a small video followed by a brief lecture by the Science HOD on environment and how to save it and finally the children completed a worksheet on environment. Last but not the least the conclusion of the Environment Day was by planting saplings in the school garden by the school administrator Ms. Rama Devi and Principal Ms. Suparna Mehrotra.
Grade VI presented an assembly on ‘Tribals –Their way of life’ were the children dressed in traditional outfits spoke who the tribal’s are and how they are different from mainstream society.
The cutie pies of preprimary celebrated Red Colour Day on 26th June’15.They were dressed in robust red and involved in recognizing the colour through various games and activities.
Green is the colour of nature, and on 22nd July’15 Preprimary celebrated Green Colour Day with zeal, they started their day with learning to make green chutney and then they made yummy sandwiches with chutney and cucumber slices. Little ones dressed up as vegetable vendors and the preprimary wing was transformed into a bustling raitu bazaar and welcoming the guest, teachers and students by singing songs and selling their vegetables. (No one agreed to give veggies for free.) PPI students watered the plants in the DSE garden.
Colour celebration ended with a beautiful frog craft.
Bastille Day Celebrations
Bastille Day Celebrations
In order to create an awareness about the French culture and its place in history, the Delhi School Of Excellence, Banjara Hills celebrated the Bastille day/ National Day of France on July 14 2015 in their school premises.
The school wore a festive look. French songs, pictures of French monuments, and the three French colours welcomed the students warmly to school in a mood of celebration. The students and teachers were dressed in the three French colours bleu, blanc et rouge signifying the three ideals of the French republic. “ liberté, égalité, fraternité “
The programme commenced with the students of grade VIII speaking about the various symbols of the French revolution and their significance. A beautiful song on colours by students of grade V made the atmosphere bright and colourful . The students of grade VI sang a melodious song, which in spite of being in French language had everybody tapping their feet. The students of grade VII danced to the tunes of “ Aux Champs-Elysees “ making the Parisian street come alive at DSE, Banjara Hills.
The principal, Ms. Suparna Mehrotra had a word of appreciation for the participants and spoke to the children as to why the French revolution and the ideals that it was fought for holds a special significance for Indians too.
The programme concluded with the singing of “ LA Marseillaise “. The school ambience was filled with festive spirit, joy and oneness. It was indeed a fun-filled morning.
The third Investiture Ceremony was celebrated on 26th June, 2015 in the school premises. The chief guest for the day was Mr. K. Vijaya Rama Rao, IPS (Retd), Former Director CBI, Former Minister, Govt of AP.
The programme commenced with a classical dance performed by two students in the form of Ganesh Vandana.
With the vigorous beats of the drums, the new council marched in style up the aisle and onto the stage. They stood upright with their heads held high as each received their precious badges. Mr. Madhusudan Rao, Chairman of the school, along with the chief guest and Ms. Ramadevi, Secretary inducted the newly elected members of the student council with flags and badges. Sashes and badges were also given to the four House Captains and Junior Captains. The Principal Ms. Suparna Mehrotra administered the oath to the senior student council
The newly elected council members took an oath in front of the whole school to be true to the posts and duties assigned to them. The students of grades III and IV performed a beautiful drill with colourful pom-poms.The Head Mistress of the school, Ms. Kalyani Chaudhuri administered the oath to the Junior Student Council.
The Chief Guest was escorted by smartly marching cadets upto the stage to address the gathering. He congratulated the office bearers and advised them to take up their duties sincerely and with full commitments.
The Principal enthused the young leaders to find the ‘differentiator’ within themselves which would help them to discover ‘eureka moment’ of their life. She motivated them to tread a new path and face the challenges it poses with confidence and conviction.
The melodious school choir added to the enthusiasm of the programme with a patriotic song “Janani Janmabhoomi”.
On behalf of the newly appointed student council, the Head Girl, Syeda Nida, expressed gratitude to the school for reposing faith in them and promised to discharge their duties honestly and with utmost commitment and earnestness.
After a vote of thanks by the new Head Boy, Nikhilesh, the programme concluded with the National Anthem.
The other members who graced the occasion were Mr. Augustine, Principal, DSE Attapur, Mrs. Hemalata, Principal, DSE Manikonda, Mrs. Lakshmi, Vice Principal, DSE Atapur, and the proud parents of the new appointees.
It was a memorable occasion for the young leaders as they looked forward to a new and enriching 2015-16.
Parent Orientation Program
Parent Orientation Program
A new year marks a new beginning. Delhi School of Excellence Banjara Hills invited the parents of all new entrants for a Parent Orientation Programme on 13th June ,2015. The parents were welcomed by the school choir singing the school song. This was followed by a mime which showcased the essential agreements between the institution and the parents.
The parents were provided with an insight into the classroom proceedings, where, the science teacher, Ms. Anasuya gave a demo of the science class and the social science teacher, Ms. Debarathi held a geography class. Then came the pre-primary teacher , Ms. Radhika, who enthralled the parents with her novel way of introducing farm animals.
The principal, Ms. Suparna Mehrotra gave them an insight into what makes DSE Banjara Hills a delightful place of learning. She emphasized the coming together of parents and teachers on one platform to see a better future for the children. She enlightened the parents about the CCE pattern of evaluation. She spoke about the various scholastic and co-scholastic areas based upon which the students are assessed throughout the year. She also highlighted the various activities and programmes conducted by the school. The headmistress, Ms Kalyani emphasized on the evaluation pattern for students of Nursery to grade IV. The computer teacher, Ms. Padmavathi made the parents aware of the school website and App and also how to use them in order to monitor their child’s progress at school.The parents left the premises with the assurance that their child is at the right place and in safe hands under the able guidance of the teachers who are being well equipped and supported by the Management at DSE Banjara Hills.
World Heritage Day
World Heritage Day
It has been rightly said that- It is not the honour that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind. Keeping the spirit alive, DeeSians celebrated the World Heritage Day on 18th April with full zeal and enthusiasm by planning different events to raise awareness .
The programme started by welcoming the guest Mr. Ahteram Ali Khan Board Member Salarjung Museum Hyderabad which was followed by a programme depicting India’s dying heritage Kathputli presented by DeeSians highlighting the Status of women in India. Various Inter-House competitions were held beginning with the tiny tots ‘Colouring Competition’. The main aim of which was to make them cognizant of their own heritage. India is probably one of the richest countries in the world in terms of its history and heritage; in terms of rulers and ruling clans.
Keeping this in view Grades III &IV were provided an opportunity to fulfill their dreams and fantasies of marching in a parade and being royal i.e. Kings’ and Queens Parade was their theme where for a moment children stepped into the shoes of famous kings and queens and walked onto the stage with grace and poise. They spoke boldly and confidently about the achievements of various kings and queens which made the audience spellbound and mesmerised.
Grades VII and VIII participated in a stamp making competition. The children made beautiful stamps based on our natural heritage in different hues giving out a powerful message to safeguard our nature ranging from animals to rivers to mountains.
Finally the senior lot Grade IX & X had Bulletin Board Decoration wherein the children exhibited their creativity by decorating the board in varied hues of heritage.
Grades V & VI had group song competition wherein the children through their melodious music highlighted the message of saving our heritage.