New Initiatives

Invigilation Less Examination -

Research has shown clearly for years that many of the practices that are held tightly by traditional schools are flawed and even harmful to continue. Yet most people continue to embrace traditional education models as the “right” way.The values and attitudes we live by affect how we relate to other people and to all our activities in the environment, and so are a major influence on our prospects for achieving a sustainable future. Although they cannot be separated from cognitive understanding, values and attitudes relate to the affective (or emotional) dimension of human behavior. While values and attitudes are similar in this regard, they differ in several important ways. An opportunity to consider the importance of human values and attitudes in shaping the future triggered the idea of an Invigilation Less Examination in schools. The process also provides ideas and examples for two categories of strategies for exploring values in the classroom – values clarification and values analysis. Helping students to better understand the values that guide their own daily lives, and contribute to changes in values held collectively by communities and personally by individuals. It has helped students not only in inculcating the value of honesty & integrity but also in imbibing in them the art of self-control and confidence. The students apart, the beneficiaries are also the Teachers and the parents. The main objective of this type of assessment practice is to give students an opportunity to live their values - in this case honesty, truthfulness, and self discipline. To show them that we trust them. The impact is a rise in self esteem in students, improvement in student teacher relationship. Students get a trouble-free environment to answer examinations. Its time we make a learn shift to listen to the inner voice as we are assessed and give importance to the obedience of self-assessment than opting to be assessed by else.

Invigilator Less Examination

 

Power English - PP I - Grades II

Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills has taken up a new initiative by introducing Power English from Grades PP1 to 2.  Power English is a product of Karadipath Education Company.

The core of the Karadi Path methodology lies in the natural way we acquire languages, whether it is the mother tongue or languages that we constantly hear around us.

Power English curriculum is designed to help the child:

  • Become a fluent, eloquent and expressive user of English
  • Acquire English in an enjoyable manner
  • Develop an interest in arts and aesthetics
  • Develop English Proficiency across all the subjects and in the area of creative thinking

The teachers handling Power English classes have been trained by professional Karadi path experts and they have been equipped with the methodology required to conduct the sessions efficiently in the classrooms. The students are exposed to various language learning experiences like recitation, reading, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking, etc.  Each student is provided with a student kit comprising of story books, assigned for their level. The Power English sessions are also provided to the parents in the form of DVD’s and an app on android phones to follow up at home.

To sum it up, Power English provides effective and effortless language acceleration in the journey of education.

Address Health

Being healthy is a lifestyle and we at DSE Banjara Hills truly believe in it. Address Health is a new initiative started by our school which promotes the understanding and importance of healthy living among children. It explains a mix of situations and has activities to teach important concepts in an engaging manner. Through this methodology children recall the concepts better and choose a healthier way of life .Doctors, dietician and experts in the fields of health visit the school as resource persons to interact with the students on various topics that encourage good health leading to happy living. The different topics taken are Our Body, Dental Health, Mindful Living, Diseases, Good Habits and Staying Safe.

Healthy lifestyle not only changes your body but also your attitude towards life thereby spreading happiness.

ADDRESS HEALTH
MONTH – JUNE
CLASS TOPIC RESOURCE PERSON LEARNING OUTCOME
IIIA, IIIB, IIIC, IVA, IVB My Body Dr Manjula Learnt about oral hygiene and care
VA My Body Dr Manjula Learnt about pimples and its care
VB , VC, VIA Dental Care Dr Nishant Learnt about oral cavities and its care
VIB, VIC My Body Dr Manjula Learnt about asthma and its care
VIIA Dental Care Dr Nishant Learnt about cavities and ways to avoid it
VIIB My Body Dr Manjula Learnt about epilepsy and fits first aid
VIIIA Dental Care Dr Nishant Learnt about teeth and its care
VIIIB My Body Dr Manjula Learnt about bad effects of tobacco

ADDRESS HEALTH
MONTH -JULY
CLASS TOPIC RESOURCE PERSON LEARNING OUTCOME
IIIA, IIIB,IIIC, IVA, IVB, VA,VIIB,VIIIB Dental Care Dr Nishanth Learnt about oral cavities and its care
VB ,VIA My Body Dr Sindhu Learnt about oral cavities and its care
VC My Body Dr Lakshmikanth Learnt about oral cavities and its care
VIB Dental Care Dr Nishanth Learnt about oral cavities and its care
VIC Dental Care Dr Nishanth Learnt about oral cavities and its care
VIIA My Body Dr Lakshmikanth  Learnt about first aid for epilepsy
VIIIA My Body Dr Lakshmikanth  Learnt about effects of tobacco

Sepak Takraw

Sepak Takraw is one of the fastest growing sports in Asia, as well as many other parts of the world. The gravity-defying kicks, contorted aerial twists, turns of the body and the blinding speed of play astound spectators worldwide. Sepak takraw is played between two teams of three players; the left inside, right inside and back. The court is about the same size as a badminton court (20 by 44 feet) and the net is 1.52 metres high. Traditionally balls were hand-woven from bamboo or rattan, but most modern ones are synthetic. Basic rules and scoring are similar to volleyball. Each team is allowed a maximum of three touches of the ball to get it back over the net to the other side without letting it touch the ground. The first team to score either 15 or 21 points, depending on the rules in play, wins the set. The team that prevails in two sets wins the match. Play starts when the server is tossed the grapefruit-sized ball by a teammate while keeping one foot in a small 'serving circle'. He then must kick the ball over the net with the other foot. After that, volleyball rules pretty much apply, except for the fact that the ball can't be touched by the hands or arms. Sepak takraw players have to combine great foot-eye coordination with quickness, anticipation, power, flexibility, and acrobatic skills.

Archery

Archery was first included as an Olympic sport. Archery has specific techniques like how your feet should be placed, how far to pull the string back, and how to aim.
Competitive archery – that is, archery that involves archers aiming arrows at a target – has various forms, but all have the same aim: to shoot your arrows as close to the centre of the target as possible. While clearly only one archer holds a bow at once, both individual and team competitions are undertaken. The bowstring may have any number of strands as long as it fits the bow, and an adjustable arrow rest and a bow sight may also be used. There is little restriction over the types of arrows used, other than those that may cause undue damage to targets,
The target itself varies in size –those used in Olympic archery events measure 122cm in diameter – but all contain 10 concentric rings which represent the different scoring sectors. The outermost two rings (called one ring and two ring) are white, three and four are black, five and six are blue, seven and eight are red and nine and ten – the innermost rings – are gold. Ten ring also has an inner ring (known as “inner 10” or “X ring”) which is sometimes used to decide ties.
Scoring in archery is very simple: you just add up the number of points based on where your arrows hit the target. The highest score for a single arrow is 10 for hitting the inner gold ring, while the least (for hitting the outer white ring) is one point. Arrows missing the target altogether do not score at all.