It was a day to welcome the New Comers in Pre-Primary department of Delhi School of Excellence. On 10th April 2018 an amusingly decorated conference hall was presented for fresher’s party. The fresher’s were given a rousing reception. The zeal and enthusiasm of the students was praiseworthy. It was a delight to watch the tiny tots in bright and colourful dresses. It was a scenic view to feel like the flowers blooming around the trunk. The programme commenced with welcome song by senior students and followed with mesmerised dances by children. The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves by tapping their feet on the music. The students impressed everyone with their scintillating dance performance. It was followed by the attraction of the day, a puppet show presented by the teachers. New students were welcomed with designated sashes like Iconic Ishana, Kind hearted Kush, Innocent Ikramuddin etc. Old and new students were mounted with two different types of crowns. Children bought varieties of foods and drinks for their new friends. They relished delicious and tasty snacks and juices by sharing among themselves. They had fun and frolic in the wonderful ambience. The party was organized so as to generate the feeling of fraternity among the students. The new students felt like an integral part of the institution. Teachers greeted the students and wished them good luck. The day ended with the children going back with a smile on their faces.
“A parent is a teacher at home and a teacher is a parent in school and the child is the centre of our universe.” Under the able guidance of our Academic Director Ms. Shashi and our revered Principal, Ms. Veena Murthy an Orientation Programme was organized for the parents of grade 9 and grade 10 on 7th April 2018. The aim was to familiarize the parents, “as partners in progress” with the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies and the co-scholastic activities. The programme commenced with a warm welcome to the parents followed by the prayer song. The School Principal, Ms. Veena Murthy, addressed the gathering. In her speech, she laid stress on effective communication between the teachers & the parents and also sought their support and suggestions so that the children could be provided the best for their overall development. She also gave guidelines about effective parenting. She also suggested different measures to nurture a child with love and care to build a strong foundation for a glorious future. The parents were briefed about the rules and regulations of the school. Later, the teachers gave an overview of the various subjects like English, Math, Science, Languages and Social Science and not to forget the co -scholastic activities which gave them an assurance that the curriculum involves self-directed, hands-on learning activities which not only give vent to their creative talents and energies but also help in their all-round development of the child. The orientation programme proved to be a sincere effort made by the school in educating the parents to look after and guide their children in a proper manner. It also helped in evolving a common teaching strategy and helped the parents in identifying suitable follow up methods to reinforce the learning process of their children. It was followed by a session taken by the school IT department regarding the various applications that have been enabled in a parent friendly manner for updates and information on all aspects of school.
The elections for Students Council was held on 4th April, 2018 in the school Computer Lab using Vote Poll process. Teachers and students from all classes participated in the election with great enthusiasm by casting their votes. The election was held in the pre lunch session. All the candidates, in the supervision of teachers, presented their election manifestos. The students then voted and elected their favorite candidates for Head Boy, Head Girl, House, Cultural, Discipline and Sports categories.
The preliminary round consisted of giving an impromptu speech on a topic. The candidates who had filed nominations were asked to give one minute speech on how well they would fit into the role if given an opportunity followed by a question and answer session. The choice of the right candidate was not made just by the number of votes he secured. The criteria for the right candidate were based on the various parameters besides the votes like the candidate’s superintendence towards the various activities at school, academics and behavior. The prefects were expected to be perfect role models for the school students in academics, discipline, and co-curricular activities.
Exciting, energetic candidates filled with effervescence were all over the campus with their thematic logos campaigning for the Student Council Elections. Student Council Speeches spread the ethos of democracy in the otherwise holistic oriented campus.
The final answer is in the hands of the candidate’s peers. It's their decision but up until they mark their voting papers 'yes' or 'no' these enthusiastic candidates will be on the go!
All things that we do together and all things that we can do is what make our schools special. Best Wishes for a wonderful start of a New Academic Year. The induction started off with an impressive welcome to the Staff and Management by Ms. Anusuya our Head Mistress. A strong team of teachers, past and present, gathered to provide the best of all possible starts to our students!!
Once more, we found ourselves transported back to that sense of fresh beginnings and infinite possibilities that we always experience on the first day. Ms.Rama Devi the secretary and administrator of DSE Group of schools addressed the gathering and congratulated the staff on their past year performance and also briefed the staff of the new benefits that they were entitled to.
Ms.Shashi our revered Academic Director advised the teachers and congratulated them on their performance in the bygone academic year and gave a detailed input on the various aspects of academics. Enlightening the staff the Principals of the 3 branches Ms.Veena Murthy, Mr.Augustine and Ms.Hemalatha addressed the gathering of the various school procedures for the forthcoming academic year.
Ms Reshmi Administrator Attapur briefed the staff on HR policies for the forthcoming academic. The staff on their part assured the management of their commitment and dedication. With all the essential agreements discussed with the staff, the day ended with Ms.Anusuya thanking the team and inviting all for a sumptuous lunch followed by the Subject Meet.
EFFERVESCENCE - National Science Day Celebrations
National Science Day- ‘EFFERVESCENCE’ was showcased in Delhi School of Excellence on February 9th, 2018. This expanded the territory of scientific excellence amongst students of DSE. More than 40 enthusiastic aspirants participated in the science fair showcasing their models and exhibits from various domains of science.
The exhibits spanned from being ‘Cautious with Microbes to Playing with science of Robotics’; ‘Use of Alternate Sources of Energy to Principles behind Aerodynamics’.
EFFERVESCENCE reached its pinnacle of success under the able guidance and motivation of our leading light Ms Anasuya, Head of the Department of Science. The fair has laid a foundation to not only hone the student’s communication skills but also help polish their skills in technology, taking a step forward towards their all round development.
Hawaiian Luau - Grades I & II
Hawaiian Luau, an evening party was arranged for the students of Grade 1 and 2 on 3rd February , 2018. Children came colorfully dressed for the party. The beautiful and colorful décor gave a perfect ambience for the theme party. They were welcomed with floral garlands, peppy music and wishing Aloha . They were offered orange juice as the welcome drink. The party started on time and many entertaining programmes were planned for them. Children were startled by the puppet show presented by the teachers followed by magic show, Hindi skit, and ramp walk and at last camp fire, which made them swing to the Hawaiian tunes.
The children enjoyed the tropical extravaganza to the fullest. Few selected students walked down the ramp. They were crowned master Hawaiian Luau and Miss Hawaiian Luau by the Director Ma’am and the Secretary Ma’am for the confidence exhibited by them. Children relished the noodles and smileys served to them. It was a rocking show and was appreciated for the great efforts made by teachers. It was a grand success. Hip Hip Hurray!
A tribute to the Martyr's - Martyr's Day
30th January is observed as Martyr’s Day. Students of Delhi School of Excellence spoke on the occasion about why Martyr’s Day is observed. They explained, with mention of the facets of the teachings of Gandhiji, in essence they introduced the audience to what Bapu stood for. The students of grade V presented a mime based on soldier Hanumanthappa’s sacrifice. The experience gave them an opportunity for reinforcing confidence and self esteem. Later grade 3 students presented a short role play on the teachings of Gandhiji emphasizing on values-Speak Truth, Do not hear of evil, and do not see evil. Each child delivered his or her role that enthralled the spectators with their realistic performances.
Finally Ms.Sabita addressed the students on the importance of Martyr’s day and the role of students in safeguarding the nation. The assembly concluded with everyone standing to attention for the National Anthem.
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS 2017-18
India’s 69th Republic Day was celebrated today with great reverence in Delhi School of Excellence campus. The tricolour backdrop created an atmosphere of Patriotism in the school. The day began by welcoming the Chief Guest Madame Rama Devi, Secretary and Administrator, DSE Group Schools and the Guest of Honour who were citizens of Canada.
The Flag Ceremony unfurled by Madame Rama Devi brought in an air of patriotism in the arena. The rhythmic beat of National anthem inspiring all the students to take the salute was a sight of committed National pride.
The event began by students rendering inspirational stories and reiterating the need for being resolute in our path to achieve our goals. The theme of this day’s celebration was Skill India. The theme aptly encouraged the importance of imbibing hands on experience with knowledge.
The cultural programme included Telugu patriotic song, mime, and a street play which called for the enhancement of acquiring skills for a complete living. Our revered Principal Madame Veena Murthy gave an insight on Nation’s achievement, emphasizing the sovereignty of the country and advised students to look ahead to a bright future for our country, India which has flourished despite adversities to rise victorious. The programme came to end with a vote of thanks proposed by Nuha of grade 7.
Hail India! Hail our motherland! Jai Hind!
VERVE II - A SPORTS DISPLAY - GRADES I&II
“A healthy mind in a healthy body”
Verve 2 – a fun filled sports event drew inspiration from its theme. This event saw the children of grade 1 and 2 enjoying a series of games which taught them to be adaptable, process emotions, laugh and have fun together.
The children were divided into six colourful teams. Exciting and energetic names were given to each team representing a colour with a motto.
Purple Panthers - Focus & Energy
Grey Gliders - Control & Stability
White Warriors - Self Belief & Achievement
Pink Pandas - Health & Happiness
Orange Orions - Joy & Enthusiasm
Black Battlers - Freedom & Empowerment
The sports events kicked off with a vibrant march past by the six teams. The children were enthralled to greet Moxie – the mascot for Verve – 2. After the exciting start the various events lined up for the day quickly progressed. The students were enchanted and enjoyed a colourful display of a series of games organized for them like Tunnel Ball Relay, Hoola Hoop, Basket Ball, Kabaddi, Tug – of – War. The events ended with the most energetic and cheered Water Zone where all the members of the team passed a glass of water trying not to spill it. They exhibited good team spirit and co – ordination while playing this game. Overall best performance in all the events was awarded and was completed with a photo session
PREPRIMARY YELLOW DAY CELEBRATIONS
"Yellow is the perceived color of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy". Marcia Moses
The Yellow Color Day celebration started off with all the tiny tots walking in their brightest and prettiest outfits. The children showcased their favorite yellow colored toy and spoke jubilantly stating their fondness towards their dear toy. The children also enjoyed doing different activities and reciting rhymes fervently to express their love for yellow color.
They also engaged themselves in activities which included making a tall and yellow giraffe by Nursery students, a Smiley card by Lower Kindergartens and a shining Sunflower by the Upper Kindergarten. The day concluded with the children bringing out the real meaning of the color YELLOW by exploring with joy.
As Artistic and Visual Learners, children were able to observe the many different shades of Yellow color, the shining and blending of color and mixing and matching of yellow color with other colors.
They also learnt the importance and significance of yellow color by understanding- Why school buses are yellow in color? What is to be done when the traffic signal turns yellow? How the sun becomes yellow in color by noon?
They were also happy to learn that yellow always symbolizes happiness and smiles.
"In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: "Look at me. I'm happy!""
JOY SEWING, "
TRIUMPH a unique play way method of instilling life skills was organized on 19th of January 2018.Children learn by playing, and that is what we at Triumph did by aiding children’s learning, introducing them to a world of fun, educational games that teach them how to better get along with others, respect other people’s differences, and understand the importance of teamwork.
Life skill brain boosters were designed for grade 3, 4 & 5 kids which helped them learn basic life skills they might not already know, or help them to improve upon and reinforce those skills they are just learning, or have recently learned.
It’s important to teach children life skills, no matter what their age is. In fact, it's one of the best ways to prepare them for life. Teaching practical life skills and philosophies are important parts of developing our children into well rounded and happy adults. The team Triumph played an important role achieving the desired results which were immensely incredible!
SOPHROSYNE -SPORTS DAY CELEBRATIONS - 2017-18
SOPHROSYNE - A Marvelous Sports Display
Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills celebrated SOPHROSYNE the Second sports Day 2017-18 at GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Gachibowli, on 16thDecember 2017.Health and happiness engulfed the arena promoting a healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation and a deep awareness of one’s true self resulting in total happiness. The ambience connected to the theme Sophrosyne so well that the essence of the tagline ‘Healthy is the new Happy’ sparkled in the undercurrent. The impressive parent partners and the fusion of the pleasant weather were the perfect augment for the participants. The Chief Guest Sri K.Vijay Kumar Dueskar (Ret.DIG), and the Guest of Honour Sri R Venkat Rao - Chairman Loyola Group, Delhi School of Excellence Group Chairman Sri P. Madhusudan Rao, Vice Chairperson Ms. Shilpa Ravi, Secretary Ms.Rama Devi, Academic Director Ms.Sashikala, Administrator Ms.Reshmi Shenoy and other dignitaries graced the occasion.The programme began with the DSE Banjara Beatles rendering the prayer song followed by a classical cum dribbling movements of basketball dance to invoke the blessings of the Almighty. The Headmistress Ms. Anusuya introduced the Chief Guest and the guest of honor to the august gathering. This was followed by the unveiling of the mascot of the sports spectrum-Sophrosyne by the Chief Guest and other dignitaries. A symbol of well-being, full of life, emitting rays of the morning sun was the mascot – VIVAAN, reminding everyone that life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experience to enjoy. Sophrosyne – the sports meet was declared open by the Chief Guest, followed by the lighting of torch for the day’s events to roll on, spreading vigor and vibrancy.Then the drumbeat rolled, the band struck, and a high pitch voice issued a command. The synchronized swing of arms and the thudding sound of feet stirred something within all. The March past by the four houses inexplicably inspired each one of the spectators. The Principal, Ms. Veena Murthy presented the school report accompanied by the Head Boy Ibrahim Yousufuddin and the Head Girl Mehuli Das. The academic performance achievement along with the new initiatives of the academic year 2017-2018 were proudly shared with the audience. CHOS the unique music therapy introduced at school was proudly announced stating the benefits of the programme. Next, the students of Grade X were felicitated with medals for being the Best Orator to Peeran Quadri, Best Sportsperson to P.Anvitha and the Best Outgoing Student to Mehuli Das. The trophies were also given to the Best House in March Past which was bagged by the Spartans House, mentored by Ms. Sunita Pandey. The Chief guest felicitated the House captain Kulsum Ansari, the Vice Captain Shaik Mohd. Hassan and the Junior House Captain Arush Agarwal with the prestigious trophy. This followed with the release of Sanjeevani and Aranyani-News letters of Science and Social Science by the Chief guest. The HOD Science Ms. Anusuya and HOD Social Science Ms. Sharada were commended for their initiatives to enable the launch of the Newsletters.
The Chief Guest Sri. Vijay K Dueskar (Ret. DIG) addressed the gathering andmotivated the DeeSians for putting up a great show and appreciated the students for their team work. Just after the Chief Guest’s address, began the most awaited moment of Sophrosone, the enchanting display of students creating an aura of health and happiness by the various field display. The rhythmic sound with stomping feet and swaying movements echoed the arena of Sophrosyne. The ‘Indelible Imprints’ of Pre-Primary Segment took the audience through the journey of happy childhood. They represented the animated cartoon characters and spread the message of health and happiness. The students of grade 1 & 2 showcased ‘Blissful Nature’ that gave an insight of how natural settings become an avenue for happiness. Displaying the techniques of self-defence, agility and flexibility were the ‘Power Rangers’ the students of Taekwondo and Gymnastics from different classes who reminded the spectators about the necessity of martial arts in the present day sedentary lifestyle. The ‘Sparkling Divas’, the girls from grades VI-X exhibited the beauty imbibed in physical fitness by performing methodical physical exercises.
The students from grades III-V who presented Zumba spread health and happiness and left the audience swaying and foot tapping aptly showcasing that they were the ‘Reboosters’
The ‘Kingly Knights’, boys from VI-VIII grades proved that physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body but is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. Energy displayed in the form of passion was the ‘Wild Rippers’, boys of IX & X graders who moved the audience with their powerful performance on a desi number.
The displays were mingled by the track events that included races for the Pre-primary, Primary, Middle Schools and Senior School which were held for both boys and girls. The event saw exhilarating applaud and fierce competition creating great records by the athletes.
The ‘Beatles of DSE’, presented a live band playing the melody ‘Heal the World’ and created a feel for everyone to promise themselves that they would nurture and create a climate for their mind as well as body and let the energies come, go and flow towards positivity to maintain the internal peace and harmony.
The ‘Spectacular Canvas’, elucidated the arrival of grand finale creating bounty of happiness in the arena.
The Samurais were adjudged as the overall Best House. The Chief Guest felicitated the House Mentor Ms. B. Pratyusha, the House Captain Manognya, the Vice Captain Azka and the Junior House Captain Ashrish. The arena witnessed a thunderous applaud at the moment cheering all.
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Ms.Latha Vydianathan acknowledging the tireless efforts of all those in making Sophrosyne a remarkable and a memorable one, with memories to cherish.
The Closing Ceremony commenced with the lowering of the School flag, whichwas handed over to the Principal after a slow march, by the school prefects. The meet was declared closed by the Chief Guest Sri K.Vijay Kumar Dueskar. Sophrosyne came to an end with a tribute to nation by rendering the National Anthem.
The glowing warmth of Sophrosyne spread the pride of Delhi School of Excellence Banjara Hills and a page of history was created leading the destination forward for now and ever!
Christmas Celebrations Nursery - Grade II- 2017-18
The Pre-Primary students of Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, celebrated the spirit of Christmas with great zeal and enthusiasm on 22nd December 2017. These children dressed up attractively in different shades of red which filled the premise with the air of festivity. The classrooms were beautifully decorated with bright and colourful bells, stockings, stars and the handmade Christmas tree with snowflakes and balls.
The day was also celebrated as ‘Red Day’ to familiarize the children with red colour. Teachers who were dressed in red along with the students made sure that they apply the gained knowledge into practice through various activities. Kindergarten students made stunning lady-bugs and Santa caps with paper.
A skit by the students of PP-II on the birth of Jesus- ‘The Son of God’ was the highlight of the celebration. The festivity included Christmas carols, dance and delicious treats. Little Santa too made a grand entry and joined the celebration nd distributed gifts to the students. Children had a great time participating in the activities and playing with Santa. To instill the sentiments of giving and sharing filled with hope, peace, joy and love, children exchanged gifts amongst themselves.
During the morning assembly Santa greeted everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and wished everyone with success in their future endeavors. The tiny tots looked forward for Santa and had a gala time and memories to carry home.
Children' s Day Bonne Fete Celebrations - Grades I -X - 2017-18
FUN FEAST AND FROLIC
Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, organized its second annual funfair on 14 th November, 2016 on the occasion of Children’s Day. Its theme was ‘Bonne Fete’. The main objective of the fete was to raise fund for poor and needy children. It reinforced the idea of sharing and caring towards the downtrodden among the students. The whole campus was filled with laughter and gaiety.
Mehuli Das, The Head Girl and Ibrahim Yousufuddin, The Head Boy along with Principal Ms. Veena Murthy inaugurated the event. The Vice Chair Person Ms Shilpa Ravi accompanied by Administrative Head Ms. Rama Devi graced the occasion and admired the products designed and prepared by the teachers under the supervision of the management. Teachers belonging to different departments set up the stalls and displayed their own products. There was plethora of food stalls which served mouthwatering delicacies. Exciting games were conducted and many attractive prizes were given to the lucky winners. The students enjoyed various activities at the fete. However, Scary House, Jukebox and The Dance Floor added an extraordinary flavor of enthusiasm to the fun fair. It helped the children to come out of dreary routines and have fun with friends and class fellows. The stalls were decorated with colorful banners, festoons splashed with eye-catching advertisements. The creative corner came up with beautiful handmade jewelry, mehndi, nail art and innovative hairdos. Inflatable climbing ball captured the attention of the tiny tots. It was three hours of gala event which uplifted every heart with bliss and delight. The fete ended with a lot of valuable sharing and learning making it a happening occasion!
A busy and an exciting weekend saw Delhi School of Excellence Banjara Hills hosting the first ever inter school basketball championship the “SHOOTING HOOPS” on 28th October 2017. With 13 schools competing hard for the precious rolling trophy the entire school campus was filled with energy, enthusiasm and exhilaration.
The opening day ceremony was flagged off with great pomp and cheer by the Chief Guest of the day Mr. Salla Prasad. The members of the management were also present to cheer up the players through the event. The Vice Chairperson Ms.Shilpa Ravi encouraged the students and stated that “trying” was always more important than success. Her words spread a lot of hope and encouragement amongst the players. The invocation dance and the colourful balloons added a lot of cheer and excitement to the event.
It was great to see such enthusiasm for the sport amongst all the players through hard work and team training practices that the entire campus had a real festive look with bubbling energy spread all over.
The matches between the various schools went on till 6 pm in the evening with equal amount of energy and love for the game that was evidently visible amongst the players and the audience who cheered them frantically.
The next day of this exciting event saw even more fervour with our Chairman Shri Madhusudan Rao present, who was quite enthusiastically cheering the players along with the management members. The Chief Guest of the day Mr. Nihal Yadav encouraged the players with his motivating words.
The two-day event of Shooting Hoops concluded with DSE Banjara girls team winning the championship trophy amongst the girls under 16 categories while DSE Banjara boys team were adjudged as runners up in the under 16 boys’ category. The prize distribution ceremony by the Principal Ms. Veena Murthy marked glorious achievements and created thunderous applauds.
Ms. Amulya of grade 8 was conferred with the title of best upcoming player by the Chief Guest Mr. Nihal Yadav.
The two-day first Inter School Basket Ball Champion ship “SHOOTING HOOPS” came to an end on 29th October 2017 creating a golden letter day in the history of Delhi School of Excellence Banjara Hills with the Headmistress Ms. Anusuya proposing a humble vote of thanks.