Growing up Years workshop

The Growing up Years workshop The Growing up years programme was conducted on 3rd August , 2019 by Dr. Vasantha R. Patri ,a psychologist and professional counsellor. She is currently the chairperson of Indian Institute of Counselling, New Delhi. She was on the faculty of Psychology in the Lady Shri Ram College of Delhi University for 30 years. She has to her credit eight books, booklets, and one travel manual. She has numerous research publications and popular articles in newspapers and magazines The duration of the session was about 2 hours .

The session was centered around positive parenting, raising responsible and confident children, letting the child learn from failures, ways to foster creativity in children, building up child’s self esteem and faulty parent-child relationship. A video was also shown on preventing child abuse which highlighted the different ways in which one could talk about good and bad touch to the children ,making them aware and guiding them on staying protected in such a situation. The sessions throughout was highly interactive and brought a lot of questions to the forefront which were answered by Dr. Patri giving the parents some excellent parenting advices.

The Growing up years programme was conducted in the first week of August by a leading psychologist Mrs. Jyotsna Bharadwaj and her team from classes VI to XII. She specializes in delivering workshops to adolescents and teenagers on the crucial growing up years where children generally grapple with all kinds of new changes. Separate sessions were conducted for boys and girls of different year groups and were tailored according to the problems experienced by them. The duration of the session was over an hour each.

The session were centered around providing comfort and clarification from confusion that comes along with all the changes that take place in the minds of children from the mental, physical and emotional view point. The sessions throughout were interactive and brought a few questions to the forefront which the students were hesitant to articulate previously. There was also a follow-up session done by the school counsellor to clarify any concerns and questions along with taking feedback

Making Informed Choices

Making Informed Choice (MIC) “The best way to predict the future, is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln The children of this generation are often faced with a plethora of situations and problems that require them to make informed and intelligent choices. Career choice is often a source of concern for the students, parents and the teachers.

NiBS believes in preparing children for the future and keeping in line with this thought the school had organized a series of workshops for the students on ‘Making Informed Choices’. Students from classes IX to XII attended the 4 day workshop which was held in school from October 9th till October 12th 2019. The aim of conducting the ‘MIC’ workshop was to make students aware of different career options and enable them to plan their academic as well as non-academic goals accordingly.

The speakers who conducted the workshop were from different professions. Apart from sharing the skills required and the scope of different careers, they also discussed how the students need to prepare for these careers. The 4 day workshop had 8 experienced professionals who shared their experiences and guided the students towards making informed choices.

Day 1: 9th October – Talk by Ankita Kochhar The series began with a talk by Ms. Ankita Kochhar, a designer by profession and currently active for providing counselling in the field of designing. Day 2: 10th October – Talk by Gaurav Sharma and Vishal Singhal Next up, was with Mr. Gaurav Sharma, a cultural and heritage walk host who talked about lots of career options available for the students beginning from archaeology to anthropology.

This talk was followed by Mr. Vishal Singhal, an Artificial Intelligence Evangelist who talked about the variety of career options available for the coming generation in the industries of future which are, Cyber Security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, block chain and so on. Day 3: 11th October – Talk by Dhananjay V. Gadra, Gaurav Kwatra and Astik Oberoi Students got an excellent opportunity to interact with Mr. Dhananjay V. Gadre, a part of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Division in NSIT and Mr. Gaurav Kwatra, a counsellor, helping the students into the areas of Management, Design, Hospitality and Engineering. Accompanying them was Mr. Astik Oberoi, a pastry chef, who spoke about the art of pastry making.

Day 4: 12th October – Talk by Jitin Chawla and Manpreet Singh The last day of the workshop was concluded by renowned career counselor, Mr. Jitin Chawla from the Center for Career Development and Mr. Manpreet Singh, a Gold Medalist in Mechanical Engineering and now an aeronautical engineer. Mr. Jitin Chawla briefed students about various higher studies options in India and abroad. This session was befitting conclusion to the 4 day heartening workshop. MIC workshop was a successful in reaching out to the students and expanding their horizon.

The guest speakers were from diverse professional backgrounds and actively communicated to the students. Overall it was an enriching learning experience for the students who gained different perspectives about different fields like design, food, science and history, etc.

Voice of Art 2019

The second edition of the Arts-based inter-school initiative, Voice of Art 2019, an endeavour  by Nirmal Bhartia School to encourage students to think outside the box by interpreting the theme, ‘PHATA POSTER NIKLA HERO’, in their own unique manner. Non-competitive and non- restrictive in format, it gave the students an opportunity to present their ideas using various media of art as they delved deeply into and critically reflected upon the sources and origins of widely held tropes of heroism. The students examined the stereotypes that exist, conceptions and representations of heroes and heroism, as well as the influence or inspiration that shapes their ideas.

The first phase of the event involved a debrief session where the participants were introduced to the event. Workshops by Mr. Khodke, a practising artist, illustrator based in Delhi and Ms. Nandy, a visual artist and art educator, took the students through varied media of art which they could explore during the project.

As a culmination of the challenge, the work of the students was displayed at a specially curated exhibition, on Friday, 16th and Saturday, 17th August 2019 at Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, New Delhi, where the participating teams received expert and valuable feedback from an eminent panel of experienced art educators, artists and thought leaders as well as their peers.

It was indeed a proud privilege for all of us to have been graced by eminent personalities from the world of liberal arts. Our chief guest and keynote speaker, for the occasion, Ms. Anita Dube is an Indian contemporary artist whose conceptually rich, politically charged work has been widely exhibited at major museums and galleries all over the world. The Guest of Honour, Mr.Arun Kumar HG , a contemporary artist and sculptor of high repute, explores the relationship between the spread of consumerist culture and the decline of natural resources through his sculptures.

The students from participating schools attended numerous workshops inculcating liberal arts. The workshop titled “The Conceptual in Art” was led by Mr. Frank Schlichtmann, a theatre workshop by Mr. Karan Arora was thoroughly enjoyed by the students, Ms. Jeeva Raghunath’s art of storytelling left the audience asking for more and Mr. Inku Kumar imparted the skills of calligraphy.

Aimed at fostering ‘different ways of seeing’ through media of art, the participation of children in this non–competitive event reaffirms our faith and hope in our youth. It was indeed reassuring to see that the students are able see beyond the stereotypes and are ready to bring about the change that they wish to see in the world…

Learning to Learn

‘Learning to Learn’, is a unique platform wherein the parent community gets an opportunity to actually experience the different methods of teaching learning process happening in Nirmal Bhartia School. This year we shared the collaborative and differentiated approach to learning based on the curriculum and the subject specific skills in the classroom.  ‘Learning to Learn’ initiative was held on 20th July 2019 in the school.

 

English

The teacher representative of classes 1 and 2 took the parents through a lesson done in class and explained how the strategies of ‘Think Pair Share’ work  and change the end of the given story, ‘The Ant and the grasshopper’. The students of Class 3 wrote self-composed original poems using the same strategy, after having learnt Animal Poems. Grammar concepts were shared by students of Classes 6-8 with the parents with much enthusiasm. The students of Class 10 did an activity using a collaborative strategy, ‘Circle of Writers’.

 

Hindi

20 जुलाई को Learning to Learn हुआ, जिसमे कक्षा एक से लेकर कक्षा दसवी तक की हिन्दी कार्य प्रणाली दिखलाने के लिए चार स्टेशन रखे गये । हिन्दी भाषा को पढ़ाने के तरीके केलिए पी पी टी थी, जिसमे अभिभावको को हिन्दी भाषा को पढ़ाने के विभिन्‍न तरीके दिखलाए गये । अभिभावको को बताया गया कि निर्मल भरतिया स्कूल में हिंदी किस प्रकार पढ़ाई जाती है। एक बोर्ड भी बनाया गया था, जिसमे डी आई और सी एल को समझाया गया था तथा कुछ फोटो लगाई गयी थी जिनमे छात्र इनके द्वारा राइटिंग और रीडिंग प्रॉजेक्ट कर रहे थे ।

सभी कक्षाओ के नमूने यानि sample रखे गये, जिनमे कक्षा एक और दो की आ से संबंधित डी आई गतिविधि रखी गई, जिसे कक्षा एक और दो की अध्यापीकाओ ने प्रस्तुत किया । कक्षा तीन से पाँच तक की Noun से संबंधित कार्यपत्रिकाए रखी गई, जिनमे टॉकिंग चिप्स द्वारा गतिविधि शुरू की गई। नाउन के भेदो को आसानी से सीखाने के लिए सर्कल ऑफ राइटर्स का प्रयोग किया गया । कक्षा छ्ह से आठ तक सर्वनाम से संबंधित डी आई गतिविधि रखी गई। जिसमे सर्कल ऑफ राइटर्स के द्वारा सर्वनाम व उसके भेदो को समझाया गया था । कक्षा नो से दसवी तक अड्वर्टाइज़्मेंट पर कार्य करवाया गया, जिसमे छात्रों ने अभिभावको से अड्वर्टाइज़्मेंट बनवाए । कक्षा एक को छोड़कर सभी कार्य छात्रों द्वारा समझाए गये व गतिविधियाँ करवाई गई। छात्रों ने ही सभी प्रश्नो के उत्तर दिए व अभिभावको के साथ गतिविधिया की । सभी अभिभावको ने छात्रों को सराहा ।

 

Social Science

The Social Science department conducted a series of activities ranging from worksheets to power point presentations. The department had divided the entire programme into four main sections and each of these 4 groups demonstrated the different strategies that the teachers use inside the

Table Tennis Sankalp Sahodaya Tournament

Our School Participated in Table Tennis Sankalp Sahodaya Tournament at Mount Carmel School sector-
22 Dwarka on 25 th July 2019. Sixteen schools from zone 21 participated in under-14 boys category
tournament. We won our quarterfinal match from Sri Venkateswar international school and in semifinal
we faced the N.K Bagrodia Global and after a long battle we lost the match. For the bronze medal we
fought with G.D Goenka and scoured the 3 rd place. Our all three players Divyansh Kala From Class IV
Bahaar, Aaryan Pathak from VI Basant and Abhinav Tripathi from VII Bahaar performed really well.
This is the first time our table tennis boys team won the medal in Sankalp Sahodaya Tournament.

Reading Project : English : Cl. II

With an objective to foster a love for reading in students, our week long reading project “Get Booked” commenced on 29th April. The theme of the reading project for class II was “Fairy-tales”.A range of books was presented to the students to choose from. Each student picked a book that caught their attention.

Each day, the students spent 30 minutes on silent reading in the classroom, following which they analyzed and answered questions related to the story that they were reading.To culminate their reading project, the students dressed up as their favourite character and spoke a few lines about why they chose that character and what they liked in that character.

Reading Project : English : Cl. I

The reading project, ‘Get Booked’, commenced on 29th April to 3rd May. The author ‘Dr. Seuss’ and his style of writing, primarily the use of rhyming words was introduced with an activity in which the students picked random letters  and pasted the rhyming ones on a hat.

We further discussed the various elements found in a book – author, cover, title, characters to name a few, with the help of anchor charts. Each student picked a book that caught his/her attention from the range of books presented.

Each day a sample reading was done in class followed by silent reading for 15-20 minutes by the children, following which we either filled a response sheet or analyzed and answered questions related to the book that we were reading.

To get hooked and enjoy doing the project the children viewed videos.To culminate the reading project, the students were divided into groups and each group chose their favourite story and presented it.

Neevanjali

On the 26th of April, 2019 Nirmal Bhartia School celebrated its 13th Founder’s Day. This ceremonious day began with the lighting of the lamp and taking the blessings of the Almighty, which was accompanied by a prayer to the Almighty asking Him to lead us from darkness to light. Tanisha Rao of grade XI presented the good read.

Keeping in line with the theme for this year, Heroes and Sheroes, Tannisha read an excerpt from a speech delivered by a real hero of the 21st century, the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple computers. This was followed by a slew of performances comprising classical dances like Odissi, Kathak and Bharatnatyam, and songs that ranged from choral singing to duets.

This day also holds great importance because the Student Council was officially authorized to carry out their roles and responsibilities. Pooja ma’am and Charu ma’am invested the new student council with their respective badges for the academic session 2019-20.

This year, the chief guest was Mr. J.N. Bhanu Prakash, a world record holder, demonstrator and teacher. Someone whose brain processes 12 numbers per second. He shared the story of his journey to success with the students and left them awestruck and inspired. Every year we celebrate this day as Neevanjali not merely to reaffirm our commitment to those ideals but also to celebrate this wonderful place that we all love immensely.

Comm‘Unity’ Cup

In our continued endeavour to provide children with holistic, exciting and challenging learning experiences, our school hosted the Inter-School Comm‘Unity’ Cup. The tournament was extended across three days, Monday, 6th May 2019 to Wednesday, 8th May 2019.

Twelve schools across Delhi NCR participated in various games including Table Tennis, Basketball, Futsal and Box Cricket. It was a joy to see about 185 students participate in this mega competition and enhance the spirit of sportsmanship. Shreya Pathak from class VII Bahaar won the gold medal in Table Tennis.

There was display of speed, endurance and skill which kept the game alive. The winner’s trophy was proudly received by ITL School in Mini and Sub Junior category. Our School bagged the overall runners-up in the sub-junior category for classes-VI to VIII. Indraprastha International School were the runners up in the Mini (classes IV and V) Category.