Happenings 16-17

PRE-PRIMARY GRADUATION DAY

ADIEU 2016-17

Bidding a farewell to someone who cares and loves is very difficult and hard in life. The grade IX students of Delhi School Of Excellence, Banjara Hills, felt the same, but ensured that the outgoing students of grade X deserved a great and memorable farewell as well as made it a cherishing event in their life. On the evening of 27th February, 2017 the students of grade X were dressed in their best outfits with the colour code of Red, Black, Silver and involved themselves in the theme of Masquerade Carnival. As was the theme of the farewell so was the show shining bright and emitting the feel of carnival.

Ms. Rama Devi, the Secretary, Ms. Shashikala, the Academic Director, Ms. Veena Murthy, the Principal and Ms. Kalyani, the Headmistress attended the show. The cool evening began with a heart touching song sung by the girls of grade IX who mesmerized the audience with their charming and melodious tunes. Further, the audience enjoyed the awards ceremony which dealt with lot of suspense and guesses before each name was announced. The students involved themselves in the different games conducted, such as 'Pretty Boys' and 'Balloon Burst'. The fun and enthusiasm continued with ‘Guessing the Brand’ game conducted for the teachers.

The heart-throb of the show was the ramp walk conducted in three rounds which enabled the judges to select Mr. & Ms. DSE 2016-17. The show culminated with cake cutting by the students of grade X along with the class teacher and the subject teachers. The inspiring and motivating words to mould the future by Ms. Shashikala, the Academic Director and Ms. Veena Murthy, the Principal gave an opportunity to contemplate on the same. The farewell speech by Anvita of grade IX stated that “we meet many persons at many events on different places and get connected with each other, but at a certain time we have to say goodbye to each other which makes everyone feel empty and broken from heart.”

C0-Scholastic Award Ceremony

Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills organized the co-scholastic awards ceremony on 21st February 2017 in its campus at Banjara Hills. The event was graced by Ms. Rama Devi the Secretary, Ms. Shashikala the Academic Director, Ms. Veena Murthy the Principal, Ms. Kalyani Chaudhuri the Headmistress and Ms. Anasuya the Coordinator for 3-5.

The event commenced with an invocation dance to the God followed by the display of the yoga by the yoga students who displayed different asanas for different purposes and its usage and benefits for the human body.  Later the students of Karate displayed their skills of breaking the tiles using their head and their skills of breaking the pot and tiles with fire. Apart from these they also displayed the skills of safeguarding themselves when the need arises.  Moving further the display of skating by the skaters of different classes was a mesmerizing show.  They exhibited their skills of skating through a ring and different formations.   The highlight of their show was their dance with the skates for the zumba song.  Lastly the display of zumba made everyone to tap their feet for the awesome performance and foot tapping number.

The event ended with the distribution of certificates and medals as well as the inspiring words rendered by Ms. Shashikala the Academic Director who appreciated all the students for their ardent effort in displaying the things they learnt as well as showing utmost interest in learning the same.  Apart from this she also encouraged the board going students to do their best and achieve the heights of success.

National Science Day

National Science day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigour by the students of DSE Banjara Hills on 17th Feb 2017 during the morning assembly. They presented an array of programmes depicting the scientific concepts in a creative way. The highlight of the show was the presentation of the same by the substaff who very meticulously explained the use of science at different places, by different people at DSE. The peppy song 'Science in everyday life' set in a mood of scientific temperament across the campus.

The enthusiasm in the students doubled when a few students performed the dumb charades and the spectators were asked to guess the concept of the same.

Further, the activity performed to test the amount of vitamin - C in different juices was an eye opener to the audience who understood the usage of healthy things and what to choose for the best result.

The assembly concluded by Ms. Anasuya, HOD Science Department and by Ms. Veena Murthy, the principal who emphasized the importance of following science in the daily life and contemplating on becoming scientists who are less in number. These knowledgeable words enabled the students to inspire themselves and follow the guided path set for them as well as understand the difference between the olden days and the present generation.

Recreate Malgudi - Grades I & II

The students of grade 1 & 2 of DSE Banjara Hills brought in the retro feel on the evening of Saturday, the 11th Feb of 2017.  The students mesmerized the audience with the magic of ‘Swami and friends’ from the famous writings of R.K.Narayana as a part of their academic fair.  The whole event was graced by Ms.Shilpa Ravi the Vice Chairperson,  Ms. Rama Devi the Secretary,Ms. Shashikala the Academic Director, Ms. Veena Murthy  the Principal, who appreciated the students for their ardent efforts in putting forth the entire event.  The event was presented like a TV show with commercials of those days and stole the hearts of the spectators.  The decoration of the ambience added flavor to the amazing show.  All the cartoons and the shows meant for the children, for eg: Vikram & Betal, He-Man, puppet show were advertised along with the commercials.  The students depicted the character of Swami, his behavior with his classmates as well as his enjoyments which included the market scene, bioscope and so on.

Academic Fair- Talentino

The pre-primary wing of DSE Banjara Hills, on 4th February 2017 enabled the spectators to immerse themselves into the arena of a beautiful and a memorable day with the innocent and an excellent oratory skills exhibited by the students who have displayed different topics in their own style.  The programme included the initiation of fruits for fitness, talking about the state, national symbols, the impact of Demonetization, importance of pets as well as the steps for taking care of them, the amazing solar system, sense organs, exploring the amazing facts, the importance of seasons, emphasizing the moral that unity is strength through story telling, different aspects of festivals and the highlight of the show was the jungle songs were the tiny tots exhibiting utmost skills in presenting the same. The chief of the programme was Ms. Rama Devi, the secretary and Ms. Shashikala, the Academic Director who appreciated the children for their efforts and leaving everyone spellbound with their charm of knowledge.

Tribute to Martyrs:

On 30th January 2017, the historic and an annual day observed by nations to salute the martyrdom of soldiers who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of the nation, Delhi School of Excellence  Banjara Hills paid homage to all of these through a morning assembly where the father of the Nation was paid tribute by the dignitaries, Ms. Rama Devi Secretary, Ms. Shashikala Academic Director, Ms. Veena Murthy Principal, Ms. Kalyani Headmistress and later the programme commenced with a Bhajan, which was a great rendition and soothing to the ears of the audience.  Moving ahead the Mime show which was the charm of the show, depicted the life of a soldier, his sacrifices and the struggle he undergoes was really heart touching.  Further the students also presented a dance number and took a cleanliness pledge of keeping their school premises clean.  The programme came to an end with few words by Ms. Sharada HOD Social Department, enlightening the moral values like being together and incorporating the feeling of oneness in any task taken up.

Verve- Fun Zone @ DSE (Grades I & II)

Verve, the fun games event for grade 1 & 2 was conducted on 27th January on campus.  The atmosphere was electric with teams displaying enthusiasm and vigour to compete.  Students were divided into six teams – Toofani Tigers, Rising Stars, Dabaang Dangal, Leaping Lions, Playful Panthers and charging Challengers.  Kabbaddi, Kho Kho, Tug of War, Power Play and Wet Zone were the attractions of the day.  The event was declared open by Ms. Rama Devi, Secretary and the oath was administered by Ms. Veena Murthy, Principal.  It was followed by March Past.  The second runners up team was Playful Panthers, the first runners up team was Toofani Tigers and ultimately the winners of the event was Leaping Lions.

Republic Day Celebrations @ DSE

‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world’. – Mahatma Gandhi

Bearing this famous quote of Mahatma Gandhi in the minds, the management, staff and the students of DSE Banjara Hills celebrated the 68th Republic Day with the spirit of unity, equality and fraternity alive in their hearts and being an integral part in nation building process.

The programme was graced by Ms. Shilpa Ravi, the Vice Chairperson and Ms. Rama Devi, the Secretary who appreciated the children for putting across a powerful message that there is no power on earth which can keep India in the bondage of corruption and deprive upliftment.

The programme commenced with flag hoisting followed by National Anthem and March past, honouring the dignitaries with a salute.

Further, the speech rendered by one of the council members, was an awakening call to all the spectators about the efficient constitution we the Indians have and the importance of being republic. The campus was filled with patriotism and respect for the country.

Moving ahead, the choir presented a mesmerizing rendition and enlightened the audience that patriotism does not only mean sacrifice for the motherland, it is the love, respect and gratitude shown to all the citizens irrespective of the gender.  It also highlighted the important facts of women empowerment.

Each and every programme had something or the other to pass through their act. The Burra Katha on digital India, gave the spectators a complete information about going paperless in many fields.

Demonetization was declared to the nation and led to a temporary slowdown of economic activity but it improved the transparency of the economy. This was very clearly depicted through a skit.

The message of being united and shedding down and overcoming the negative aspects a person possesses, was well depicted through the Holi skit.

All’s well that ends well. The finale of the show took the charm with a presentation of a foot tapping dance by the students.

Finally, the speech by the principal, Ms. Veena Murthy which began with a story of the gardener who works hard by sowing seeds so that the future generation can enjoy the fruits of the same, went across to the students mind in a very precise way.  They clearly understood the importance of freedom and its judicious use.  The inspiring words of the principal also made them to take a pledge as being young children and the future citizens of the country to do their best in the service of the country.

The programme came to an end with vote of thanks.

Sankranthi Celebrations @ DSE

(PrePrimary - Grade II)

The festival of celestial significance, Sankranthi was celebrated with utmost happiness and zest by the students of the preprimary wing at DSE, Banjara Hills. It was a colourful fest for every eye watching the children dressed in traditional attire and performing a dance to mark the significance of the festival.  The artistic display of rangolies around the campus brought in the festive mood amongst everyone.

Triumph Gaming Zone @ DSE

(Grades III-V)

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". Taking out time from the busy schedule of studies the students of grades 3-5 were given an opportunity to exhibit their inner talents towards the sporting activities, as DSE emphasizes that games are integral part of student's life. "Triumph" The Gaming zone was organised to inculcate the values like aspiration, success, dealing with disappointment.

The students thoroughly enjoyed team building games like tug of war, wet zone and learnt the importance of team work. The games like pipe and ball, aim and throw, power throw which inculcated the values of life skills were equally appreciated by kids which helped them respect each other's differences. There was a true competitive spirit on the campus.

Last but not the least, the games conducted for the teachers came out as a surprise for the students and the teachers as well as enjoyed and cheered by everyone.

The program concluded with valedictory function where the teams were given 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions according to their best scores followed by the National anthem.

CEREBRATE @ DSE – ACADEMIC FAIR

The DSEIANS from grades 6 to 8 actively involved the spectators to think about the different aspects they presented during the academic fair on 7th of January 2017. It was an amalgamation of all the subjects, displayed during the academic fair with different themes. Each group of students from different subjects displayed their best by alluring the parent and giving them an opportunity to explore the talents of the students and have fun by participating in the games conducted.
The highlights of the fair was the presentation of Kawali, Numerology, Modi’s speech, Wonders all over the world, Bhole kissan Ka Disco Band, skit on Demonatisation, Eka Patra Abhinayam, Burra Khatalu, Excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays, Lyrical Ballad, Mime, Opera, Glimpses from France, different experiments on light from the Lumin Land, preparation of creative items and the performance of the students highlighting the importance of scholastic and co scholastic through dance.
Altogether the students had a lot of fun showcasing their talents to everyone and challenging the parents with different games. The encouragement from the parents and teachers end boosted the energy of the students to a greater level.

New Year Celebrations

The students from Pre-primary wing approached the New Year with a resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day by organizing a party with great joy and enthusiasm. Every child had an opportunity to interact with each other and dwell themselves in the joy of preparing a New Year card for their parents as a classroom activity.

CHRISTMAS CHEER IN THE AIR:

Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, was painted in Christmas colours on 23rd December when students and staff celebrated the birth of Lord Jesus with great enthusiasm . Melodious carols reverberated on campus followed by a bible reading. The nativity scene was enacted by the students of Grade 5. The girls of Grade 5 & 6 swayed to the tune of 'Mary Do You Know'. The atmosphere turned electric with the arrival of Santa distributing goodies. Ms Veena Murthy, Principal, in her message to students emphasised on the need for sharing, caring and loving each other to create a peaceful world. Students organised a Christmas party for the helping staff as thanksgiving for their care and support they provide everyday. Students of the pre primary wing exchanged gifts on this happy occasion.
Grade 1 & 2 watched the movie 'The Santa Clause' and Grade 6 watched 'Elf' as part of the celebrations. DeeSians wish all families Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Cup Cake Decoration

On 23rd  December '16 students of Grade III and IV embellished  cup cakes with innovative ideas to add colour to the Christmas festivities being celebrated on campus. The judges were spellbound with the variety and array of items used by them.

Show Time-Nickelodeon

Christmas is the day that holds all time together and based on this theme DSE Banjara Hills, on 22nd December showcased three different movies for the students of grade 3 to 5 with an objective to enhance the creative skills of the child along with developing an essence of love towards the English language and interpreting the same. The movies were showcased in the conference hall which created a feel of theatre filled with popcorns and snacks.

To create a feel of the movie theatre and dwell in the celebrations of Christmas the event was named as Nickelodeon – the first movie theatre and the mascot was Minion who enthralled the little ones with the feeling of entering a Cine Max with hands and mouth busy with popcorns.

The grade 3 students were showcased the NUT JOB animated film which was filled with comedy, grade 4 had the pleasure of watching Escape from Plant which was a 3D computer animated science fiction comedy film and grade 5 students visualized the Rise of the Guardian – a 3D animated fantasy film.

Lastly the students were asked to share their opinions about the whole event and the students were very eager to express the joy they had in watching the movies and they also expressed that they had the feeling of the movie theatre. They also expressed their opinion of having such experiences even in the future.

Salad Decoration

Students of Grade I & II began their culinary exploration by participating enthusiastically in the Salad Making and Cup Cake Decoration competition on  22nd December'16. Judges had a tough time arriving at the results. All students have been appreciated for their creativity and presentation skills.

Recreate Malgudi - Swamy & Friends @ DSE

The students of grade 1 & 2 of DSE Banjara Hills brought in the retro feel on the evening of Saturday, the 11th Feb of 2017.  The students mesmerized the audience with the magic of ‘Swami and friends’ from the famous writings of R.K.Narayana as a part of their academic fair.  The whole event was graced by Ms. Shilpa Ravi the Vice Chairperson , Ms. Rama Devi the Secretary,  Ms. Shashikala the Academic Director, Ms. Veena Murthy  the Principal, who appreciated the students for their ardent efforts in putting forth the entire event.  The event was presented like a TV show with commercials of those days and stole the hearts of the spectators.  The decoration of the ambience added flavor to the amazing show.  All the cartoons and the shows meant for the children, for eg: Vikram & Betal, He-Man, puppet show were advertised along with the commercials.  The students depicted the character of Swami, his behavior with his classmates as well as his enjoyments which included the market scene, bioscope and so on. 

Academic Fair - PP II

The Pre-Primary wing of DSE Banjara Hills, on 4th February 2017 enabled the spectators to immerse themselves into the arena of a beautiful and a memorable day with the innocent and an excellent oratory skills exhibited by the students who have displayed different topics in their own style.  The programme included the initiation of fruits for fitness, talking about the state, national symbols, the impact of Demonetization, importance of pets as well as the steps for taking care of them, the amazing solar system, sense organs, exploring the amazing facts, the importance of seasons, emphasizing the moral that unity is strength through story telling, different aspects of festivals and the highlight of the show was the jungle songs were the tiny tots exhibiting utmost skills in presenting the same. The chief of the programme was Ms. Rama Devi, the secretary and Ms. Shashikala, the Academic Director who appreciated the children for their efforts and leaving everyone spellbound with their charm of knowledge. 

Verve- Fun Zone @ DSE

Verve, the fun games event for grade 1 & 2 was conducted on 27th January on campus.  The atmosphere was electric with teams displaying enthusiasm and vigour to compete.  Students were divided into six teams – Toofani Tigers, Rising Stars, Dabaang Dangal, Leaping Lions, Playful Panthers and charging Challengers.  Kabbaddi, Kho Kho, Tug of War, Power Play and Wet Zone were the attractions of the day.  The event was declared open by Ms. Rama Devi, Secretary and the oath was administered by Ms. Veena Murthy, Principal.  It was followed by March Past.  The second runners up team was Playful Panthers, the first runners up team was Toofani Tigers and ultimately the winners of the event was Leaping Lions.

Triumph- Gaming Zone @ DSE

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". Taking out time from the busy schedule of studies the students of grades 3-5 were given an opportunity to exhibit their inner talents towards the sporting activities, as DSE emphasizes that games are integral part of student's life. "Triumph" The Gaming zone was organised to inculcate the values like aspiration, success, dealing with disappointment. The students thoroughly enjoyed team building games like tug of war, wet zone and learnt the importance of team work. The games like pipe and ball, aim and throw, power throw which inculcated the values of life skills were equally appreciated by kids which helped them respect each other's differences. There was a true competitive spirit on the campus.Last but not the least, the games conducted for the teachers came out as a surprise for the students and the teachers as well as enjoyed and cheered by everyone.The program concluded with valedictory function where the teams were given 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions according to their best scores followed by the National anthem.

CEREBRATE

The DSEIANS from grades 6 to 8 actively involved the spectators to think about the different aspects they presented during the academic fair on 7th of December 2016.It was an amalgamation of all the subjects, displayed during the academic fair with different themes. Each group of students from different subjects displayed their best by alluring the parent and giving them an opportunity to explore the talents of the students and have fun by participating in the games conducted.

The highlights of the fair was the presentation of Kawali, Numerology, Modi’s speech, Wonders all over the world, Bhole kissan Ka Disco Band, skit on Demonatisation, EkaPatraAbhinayam, BurraKhatalu, Excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays, Lyrical Ballad, Mime, Opera, Glimpses from France, different experiments on light from the Lumin Land, preparation of creative items and the performance of the students highlighting the importance of scholastic and co scholastic through dance.

Altogether the students had a lot of fun showcasing their talents to everyone and challenging the parents with different games. The encouragement from the parents and teachers end boosted the energy of the students to a greater level.

 

On 17th December, the students of grade X from all the three branches of DSE assembled at the Banjara Hills campus for a workshop with Mr. Darpan Vasudev, who enabled the students to deal with the ongoing stress of facing the tenth board exams and understand themselves. The session started with welcoming him on the campus along with the other students of Attapur and Manikonda branch.
Mr. Darpan helped the students to know themselves and understand how to measure themselves in different aspects. He highlighted about the importance of the family and the vital role they play in the student’s life. He mesmerized the students with his inspiring words of how they should not pay notice towards anyone who is talking bad about them or think on the same aspect. Just a simple mantra “ignore and concentrate” idea was instilled in the minds of the students. They were further involved in activities which enabled them to understand the value of friendship and not talk bad about others.
Apart from all these he also specified that sports are also an essential part of the student’s life. He helped the students by advising them how to deal with stress by following a simple method of gossiping in one’s own mind rather than gossiping with others. Getting up ten minutes before the usual time and contemplating on themselves and the abilities they have and going with a positive thought that they can conquer the world. The session came to an end with few words of appreciation from the students who had a wonderful experience interacting with him and voicing their opinions.

Purple Colour Day

 

Rejoice:  Annual Day Celebration

Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, celebrated its third annual day’Rejoice’ on 26th November 2016, at Taramati Baradri with a story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves through a musical sojourn. Deesians welcomed the parents on the most beautiful evening, sharing the New Year resolution of creating avid readers.

The show was to share and convey a very pertinent message to the 21st century learners and their parents. So, the third annual day was dedicated to the magic of weaving words..to the power of ones imagination… to the flight of fancy…to the world of books…  The parents were requested to drop everything and read to their child, for it would open up a world of fantasy, bridge boundaries of language and countries, instill in all good sense and wisdom, revive in all the tolerance that everyone is losing and make everyone a better person, for it is said, ‘Books are a man’s best friend’.

The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Ramancharala Pradeep Kumar, professor of Civil Engineering & Head, Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, IIIT, Hyderabad.  The eminent dignitaries who graced the occasion were Mr P. Madhusudan Rao, Chairman, DSE Group of Schools, Ms Shilpa Ravi Ravi, Vice Chairperson, DSE Group of Schools, Ms Ramadevi, Secretary and Administrator, DSE Group of Schools, Ms Reshmi Shenoy, Administrator, DSe Attapur, Ms Jyothi Reddy, Director , DSE Group of Schools, Ms ShashiKala, Academic Director, Dse Group of Schools, and the Principals a, Vice Principal and Headmistresses of the sister concerns. Encouraging and enthusiastic parents filled the amphitheatre with positive vibes and energy.

The programme started with the welcoming of the dignitaries, followed by lighting of the lamp with the chanting of Guru Ashtakam.

The choir comprised thirty mellifluous singers from Grade 2- Grade 10 who dished out rocking numbers one after the other.. The opening Spectacular, a classical dance, enraptured the audience.  Moving ahead, the parents were taken into the world of childhood which reminded them about their suhana bachpan, and the world of fairy tales.

The annual report by the  Ms T. Veena Murthy, Principal, and the students ,enabled the audience to go through the different facets of the institution and its achievements. Then, the parents were led into the world of Arabian Nights recreated by  the students of DSE.  The play commenced with the dance performances by various grades in continnum .As the play moved on the students of other classes performed on different dance numbers on a variety of recorded and live music.

The chief guest, in his address, emphasized on encouraging children to ask questions for their  intellectual development.  In a very lucid manner, he imparted a pertinent message on parenting-  in giving children in controlled measures- so as to make them realize the value of things in life.

Deesians believe in the integration of languages and hence the play was presented in English, Hindi and Urdu.  The audience enjoyed the mixture of the languages and the twist in the tale at the end which presented a reformed human being who instead of killing anyone turns out to be a messenger of world peace and the campaigners of world peace bringing up the message of ….Live for all, Love all…..unite in peace. The audience was asked to cherish the transformation and friendship, bridging boundaries of caste, culture and creed…. Just as books break boundaries and reach out to innumerable readers across the world.. Deesians tried to  revive the art of story telling, with a simple tale that has been performed uncountable times all over the world…The culmination of the show was with a breath taking finale…by the students of Grade 10, 8 and 5.

Deesians shared their dream to see a day when all terrorists in the world give up their arms and take the path of righteousness like the leader of the thieves in this musical sojourn so that the world unites in peace.  The DSE family made a small effort to convey their heartfelt gratitudes to all those promoting and striving for peace in this world and dedicated the annual day to all the soldiers who have lost their lives and are guarding our borders.

Before bidding good bye, the parents and students of DSE together took a pledge with the reader’s oath.