The students of grade 7 to 10 went on an adventure tour to Mukteshwar, Delhi and Nainital. It was a thorough adventure in wild spaces where children really learn and grow. The trekking and the adventurous expedition liberated their mind and spirit. The children adored being in the lap of nature and derived grit and resilience. The mountain peaks and the flowing rivers truly created an ambience of peace and serenity. The children enjoyed the trip and carried home fun filled memories.
Students of grade II had a wonderful experience of listening to the story from their textbook “The Sky is Falling” through an enactment done by the teachers. The students sat in the open and watched the enactment of the story which brought all the characters alive as the teachers wore the masks of animals and played their roles. This enabled the students to identify the characters, relate to the location, recognize the starting and the ending of the story easily. The activity also helped students to develop their listening and imagery skills. They thoroughly enjoyed the activity. Even the grade I students joined the audience and had fun. The learning outcome was enactment, intonation and narration skills.
Open House in DSE is conducted to involve the students in the learning process in such a way that he/she understands the concepts and retains them for long. To involve the students classroom transactions and help them in attaining the learning outcome, the open house was planned and conducted on 8th September 2018.
Students were accompanied by their parents and welcomed them to their class. As they proceeded they explained the concepts that they have imbibed in English, EVS, Math and second language with various models and activities that were displayed by their teachers. The students enjoyed taking the role of their teacher in explanation and the parents took pride in listening to their wards and encouraging. When students showed their map skills by telling the difference between a map and a globe, named and pointed the continents and oceans, the parents were amazed. The students displayed utmost confidence while displaying grammar concepts, blends, tables, addition and subtraction, and meal planning. They could also identify the letters and related the words to pictures in language corner. The knowledge they gained about Indian tricolor flag and aquatic animals was well appreciated. Finally, students handed over a ‘Thank you’ card to their parents prepared by them in the art class.
The Open House gave the students a scope for self evaluation. It also helped the teachers and parents to find the strengths of children and also the areas where he/she needs improvement.
Teacher’s day in Delhi School Excellence, Banjara Hills was hosted by the student council on the 4th of September. The celebration was a way of showing the teachers how much the students loved them and cared for them. The show kicked off, with a song dedicated to the teachers followed by an interesting quest for treasure. Then there was an energetic dance performance by the students of grade VII and VIII.
A heartfelt speech was given by Mariam of grade X which was highly appreciated by the entire gathering, especially by the teachers. It was then followed by a humorous but thoughtful skit presented by the students of grade X, portraying the hardships faced by the teachers. To show that the teachers not only possess mental strength but also physical strength a couple of games were organized by the students, such as tug of war and arm wrestling which was thoroughly enjoyed by the teachers and the audience alike. Abrar of Grade 10 rapped on the thought of how much the teachers mean to the students. This amazing and eventful celebration came to an end with a dance performance by the students of grade 9 and 10, for which the teachers also tapped their foot to the beat. A friendly throw ball match between students and teachers was the highlight of the celebration.
Reported by Manasvi and Khushi (Grade XB)
Grade II students of DSE, Banjara Hills, presented Cosmos on 1st September, 2018 in the school campus, showcasing different changes that have taken place in and around human life. The event was witnessed by Ms. Ramadevi, Secretary DSE, Ms. Shashikala, Academic Director, DSE, Ms. Veena Murthy, Principal, DSE Banjara, Ms. Anasuya, Headmistress and the parents of Grade 2 students.
Changes have been happening on the planet ever since the origin of life on it. The changes were portrayed very creatively through life cycle of butterfly and the evolution of man. The students performed skits to show the transformation that has taken place in family values and bonding. The present day impact of technology on children and adults was well enacted by the students. The value for money then and now was portrayed realistically to the audience. The students also rendered the song ‘Together we change the world…..’ and received a great applause for their rhythm and coordination. The transformation in the lifestyle of people in India before and after freedom was presented through Nukkad Natak which was a treat to the eyes and received great applause. Students also presented an energetic fashion and food show moving to the ramp music. The change in education system was showcased through Burrakatha which left the spectators in laughs. Finally the show ended with the presentation with the students dancing to the old and new songs.
The show clearly sent a message to the audience that though changes are a part of life, the choice of the changes that we make defines our life. We have to choose the positive changes which help the students to imbibe the right values.
VISMAY, a learning platform was organised for the students of grade III and IV at Delhi School of Excellence Banjara Hills. The academic fair portrayed a travel through the dynasties of India exhibiting the pride and glory of India. The annual Academic Fair at Delhi School of Excellence Banjara Hills is the culmination of student’s learning portrayed through stage dynamics. Parent partners were invited to join the fair and enjoy the performance of their children. The teacher student synergy prevailed as the journey began by the inaugural of VISMAY by Ms. Rama Devi, Secretary DSE and Ms.Shashikala, Academic Director DSE. The Principal Ms. Veena Murthy and the Headmistress Ms. Anasuya were the guiding light behind the spectacular show. The student travel guide rolled the dice on the Moksha Patam and guided the guests to Maurya dynasty where the enactment of the great Ashoka and Chanakya were portrayed. The next in row was the valiant Chola dynasty display which showcased the beauty of the Tanjore Big Temple and the Sangam Literature. The succeeding scene of the fair was the display of Satvahanas reign which showcased the Rahu Ketu theory, the ayurvedic aushadhalayas and the great water reservoir theory of the times. The subsequent display was of the Kakatiya dynasty portraying the famous Rudrama Devi episode after which was portrayed the Mighty Mughal dynasty where the introduction of Paper Currency was depicted along with the tale behind the beauty of the world-famous Taj Mahal. The program then trailed towards the magnificent display of the iconic Freedom at Midnight presentation and the powerful speech by Jawaharlal Nehru. The program concluded by the students rendering a recital emphasising on the values the people of India behold and practice which instils peace and harmony amongst them. The academic fair enlightened the students of the various achievements attained in the past thereby making them feel proud of their past and inspiring them to create an excellent future.
The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at the school with great pride and patriotism with the theme BRAIN DRAIN. The students and the staff gathered at the school ground for the celebrations in the early hours. The Indian Tricolor was unfurled by our revered Principal Ms. Veena Murthy, thereafter which the rendition of National Anthem began. In her address to the students she emphasized the importance of values in the making of a good citizen. She also reiterated that values once imbibed are difficult to be scraped off and change then, becomes difficult leaving scars. The students rendered a patriotic song filling the air with fervor of patriotism. This was followed by a skit on the theme of brain drain, its causes and reflections. A pyramid display added a feather to the cap of an excellent showcase on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations. The quit India portrayal culminating the theme saving nature, creating a wealthy nation was applauded and praised by the audience. The tricolored attire of the dancers and all the students added an aesthetic beauty to the patriotic arena. The programme came to an end with sweet distribution and exchange of Independence Day greetings.
Lead to liven! On the pleasant morning of June 29th, 2018, commendable young talents of Delhi School of Excellence Banjara Hills were bestowed with the responsibility of leading their School from the front with their commitment, confidence and competence.
The school held the 6th Investiture Ceremony with great fervor. The Investiture Ceremony marked a significant beginning of the new academic year. It was a solemn occasion where the young students were all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them by the school. To inculcate the leadership qualities in students and to give them a feel of being a leader and a sense of responsibility the new “Prefectural Body” is formed every year at Delhi School of Excellence Banjara Hills.
The event began with a welcome note and bouquet presentation to the chief guest of the day, Sri D.Vijay Kumar- IPS, Chairman Sri P. Madhusudan Rao, Ms. Shilpa Ravi-Vice Chairperson, Ms.Rama-Devi Secretary, Ms. Reshmi Shenoy- Administrator Attapur, and Ms.Shashikala-Academic Director for the DSE group of schools who were the guest of honor. The Principals of our sister schools Mr. Augustine and Ms.Hemalatha, along with Vice Principals and Headmistresses of Attapur and Manikonda branch were also present to grace the occasion.
It was indeed a gratified moment for each student to be adorned in their formal attire as they were officially assigned powers and positions after winning elections in the most democratic form. The according of badges marked the event filling the atmosphere with zeal, passion and prowess to do more, to learn more and achieve more. The school council members were conferred upon with sashes and badges by the Chief Guest and other dignitaries after which the flags were handed over, a symbolic representation of handing over the responsibility to the new office bearers.
The March past of the four houses was a treat to eyes which had the drumbeat roll, the strikes of band and the high pitch voice of the leaders leading their house members, was a sight of dignity and pride emitting from the contingents. The synchronized swing of arms and the sound of thudding feet stirred something in the hearts of the spectators inexplicably inspiring.
The Principal Ms. Veena Murthy administered the oath to the new Head Boy Purvak Gupta and the new Head Girl Manasvi Lingampally along with the student council. This was followed by the house captains and house prefects taking oath of office. The Chief Guest pinned the badges to the prefects and handed over the flags empowering them with their roles and responsibilities.
In his address, the Chief Guest D. Vijay Kumar appreciated the efforts by the school for providing opportunities to the students to explore the new avenues. He also congratulated the newly appointed Prefects.
The Principal Ms. Veena Murthy in her address encouraged the students to be committed to important issues and to always remember that leadership comes with responsibility. The tiny tots stole the show by enacting as great world leaders. The musical rhythm of the live band and the grace of the dancers, the energized skating drill show, and the power packed dance performance portraying life of leaders depicted a spectacular performance adding vibrancy to the event.
The newly inducted NIE reporter Dharshita proposed the Vote of thanks. She thanked the Chief Guest for his encouraging words and one and all for making this event a remarkable success. The ceremony concluded with the singing of the National Anthem and the official photography. The day’s event truly portrayed the theme-Leadership is more a passion than a position.
International Yoga Day
Stay healthy, Stay Pure the Yoga way! International Yoga Day was observed at the school premises with an aim of inculcating the importance of the age old tradition of Yoga. The day started off with the students performing the Surya Namaskar and sharing the benefits that it provided. The Surya Namaskar builds stamina, helps overcome lethargy and improves all the five senses empowering students to meet the challenges of daily life.
A spectacular display of some important asanas like Padmasana, Bhujangasana, Chakrasana, Dhanurasan, Halasana, Sarvangasana, Veerabhadrasanam was showcased by the students depicting immense energy and spreading positive vibes.
The display of five mudras of yoga was explained to the students by our Yoga teachers, which gave the students an insight into how the five elements are connected to the positive energy that the human body beholds.
The learning outcome of this wonderful day was that Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. It is a light which once lit will never dim.
Parent Orientation - Grades III & IV
Parent Orientation at Delhi School of Excellence is designed to inform parents the processes of the school both scholastic and co scholastic. On 30th June 2018 parents of grades III & IV gathered at the school and went through the parent partner orientation program through which they got insights about the different assessment patterns and the various clubs and sports activity. The orientation for the friendly mobile application was also shared by Ms.Sangeetha our Computer Faculty. The Principal Ms. Veena Murthy along with the coordinator Ms.Latha addressed the parents and discussed the various issues to make learning for students a comfortable one. The parents left the campus gaining information on the transparency of the system.
Parent Orientation - Nursery - Grades II
The parent orientation programme for Preprimary – Grades II was organized on 23rd June 2018 at DSE Banjara Hills. It started with Principal Ms T Veena Murty welcoming the parents. She emphasized upon our vision to educate young minds and provide them holistic learning to become responsible global citizens.
The preprimary coordinator Ms Susan Keshri and Ms. Kavitha Co-ordinator Grades I &II provided the parents an insight on school curriculum and the teaching methodology followed by the teachers, through a power point presentation. She highlighted on the vital role of proper dietary habits taught and the social ethics being inculcated in children by our teachers. She stressed upon the pivotal role played by the parents in upbringing the child.
A small presentation from the trainers of Power English –Karadi Path was also given to make the parents acquainted with the new initiative taken by the school. The orientation concluded with a question answer session, providing solutions to all queries. It ended with a positive note from the parents providing appreciation.
The dawn of 2nd June 2018 saw a great amount of festivity and enthusiasm at campus as Delhi School of Excellence celebrated “Telangana Formation” day with gaiety. Telangana the 29th and the emerging youngest state in India was formulated on this day in the year 2014.
The Principal Ms.Veena Murty hoisted the National Flag followed by the melodious string of “Jai Telangana” that was sung by the students and teachers emphasizing jubilance. The school’s Telugu department organized a small cultural programme.The energetic Bathukamma songs filled the air beckoning the beauty of the culture and the spirit of unity. The Telugu teacher Ms.Helen gave a wonderful speech in “Sundara Telugu” bringing out the importance of Telugu culture, Telangana language and the bounty of Telangana’s Nature. Ms.Nirmala HOD Telugu presented a wonderful poetry enchanting the audience by reciting the bravery of Rudrama Devi and other great warriors.
The sub-staff, teachers and students together created an enthralling dance performance to the beats of Telangana songs befitting the occasion of “Telangana Formation Day”. The programme concluded with the singing of National Anthem and distribution of sweets.
Memories are special moments which we cherish for a long time. Each memory has a soundtrack of its own. It only takes a song to bring back all the memories. The rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul. As rightly stated by Shakespeare - “When words fail, music speaks”. Music is life which we love. An emotion carried with different stories, unpredictable and exciting.
Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills took pride in presenting HARPER’S SALOME NITE (a musical evening)on 10th April 2018, to evoke the positive emotions and transport the subconscious mind into a world of imagination and experience a new world filled in happiness. The audience was enthralled with a plethora of performances presented by the Harper and his team on the school campus.
HARPER’S SALOME NITE revolved around the concept of experiencing the sentido symphony satisfaction and comprehending the benefits of CHOS. The visionary founders of DSE have always given their best to provide the students with the best of facilities and opportunities for the overall development of the child.
‘Harper’s Salome Nite’ was a reminder to the audience that one should never stand still rather they must explore and experiment by doing what they love and inspire to awaken others. The audience embraced the uniqueness along with the beauty dipped in the melody of musical notes and gave wings to their imagination through ‘GENESIS’ the curtain raiser for the evening.
To awaken the true beauty of spirit and travel through portal of light, paint life in bold colours, set the rhythm of moksh with the heart-drum and bear a signature in the depths of the mind was the grand finale of the evening ‘MOKSH WITH RHYTHM’ which left an indelible mark in the hearts of the audience and enabled them 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.
“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.