The goenkans exhibited excellence on 12 August 2017. The school was drenched in the essence of purity of Punjab- a state that defined happy people. Rangla Punjab 2017 took all with gusto and the rhythmic goenkans made the audience spring on the foot with one hand up. The beats of the dhol just added to the vibrant colors of gaiety. The mood of the school was upbeat and the students were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of Punjab. They left no corner unexplored…be it Bhangra, Gidda, Saluting the soldiers on thewagah border, Dhaba presentation or character parade. The gathering was bewitched by the performance of the young Goenkans.
Rangla Punjab 2017 was an attempt to sensitize the students about the relevance of culture and the people of the state. . “We wanted them to experience it and we succeeded in instilling the relevant in them. GD Goenka Sec-9 Rohini has boarded the ship of supremacy which is attaining new milestones with each passing day,” said the proud principal, Dr.Ragini Kaul.
GD Goenka Public School had many reasons to celebrate on 11 August 2017. The birth of Lord Krishna, hoisting of the prestigious flag and a WIN at the SAM music Contest. The school was also lit up with exuberance as it welcomed its chief guest SadhviPragya Ji from DivyaJyotiSansthan and our lovely elders from Shiv Ashray- an Old-age home, who joined the celebrations only to add on to the fervor. The assembly commenced with unfurling the tricolor flag followed by the National Anthem. The scent of patriotism lingered as the choir group sang the song of loyalty and patriotism. The tiny Pre Primary Goenkans enthralled everyone with their performance of Krishna Leela.
The Principal of the school, Ms. RaginiKaul voiced her thoughts by quoting , “ The best classroom for a child is the feet of the elder.” She instilled in the learners the importance of the elderly in the family by saying, “Respect and love is all that they want….shoes and clothes have no meaning.” She also thanked the guests for making their remarkable presence felt.
GD Goenka Confluence 2017 was an endeavor for all branches across the world to get together and get a platform to share their ideas and experiences. The three day tie was from 22-24June 2017 at the GD Goenka University. The speakers presented their views on Innovations in Education and the need to introduce them at the right time. The sole aim of the workshop was to make the world understand that - we do not make machines but such beings who are empathetic to the needs of the society. The Principal of the school along with two senior faculty members attended the three day program and the experience was something non pareil.
A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. Swami MhamandleshwarMartandPuri took everyone on the path of spirituality and enlightenment with his empowering words. Further, Dr. Samir Parekh, Director of Dept. of mental health and behavioral sciences, Fortis Health Care, touched upon the approach of Inclusive Education and the need to accept children not because they are vulnerable but equal.
Another astounding feature of the three day tie was a descriptive workshop conducted by Dr. ManishaSahni- CEO Mind the Mind. She stressed on the fact that the hardest prison to escape is the mind and how important it is to train it to see the good in every situation. The experience was explicatory in itself.
An initiative to acquaint the facilitators with the importance of value education in schools, Dr. NischalKapoor, Vice President, IBM, USA, pointed out that education without values might turn the child into a machine. He further talked asbout the importance of value education calling it the need of the hour. The three day program was not only about grasping and learning. Afterall, all work no play makes jack dull and Jill cranky.The teachers were thoroughly kept entertained by the students of the university who organized a gala time for the facilitators. Recollecting the entire experience, the principal of the school, Dr. RaginiKaul said that teachers at work means something is in the making. The clock keeps ticking and does its work and guides us day and night with the time. I allow my teachers to explore…explore the vast…and prepare them to manufacture prodigies.”
Roti Bank is an operation that aims to provide food to the starving. GD Goenka Public School,sec-9 has done something phenomenal this time. 440 food bags for the needy on the very first day.…..waaow!! we have proved that we know how to use our other hand for the cause. Like always, the students left everyone flabbergasted with the tremendous amount of contribution that they made and their achievement is also updated on the facebook page of Roti Bank. The principal of the school had something very genuine to speak at this point, “ I am happy to see the response of the kids.I always knew deep within my heart that we are not manufacturing machines but nurturing humans.”
To mark a lavish beginning to the month of May and unravel the mysteries of the universe celebrated Global Star Partywas organized in the school on 6 May 2017 for the students of grade 2 to grade 11. The inquisitive learners watched the planets like Venus and Jupiter through telescope. A gamut of games kept them engaged and the urge to know more about space got invigorated. What took the spotlight were the aliens rolling on skates. The entire show was a throwback time for the big gathering as experience is not bound to time…time goes on and so does the learning. The Principal quoted, “We aspire to chase every shooting star. The students of GD Goenka will never sing ‘Up above the world so high. Like a diamond in the sky’ because they would be talking to those diamonds very soon. Astronomy will empower them to think beyond the world.”
The school conducted a meditation session for classes IX-XII on 28 April 2017. Ms Ramajeet kaur, a meditation yoga expert from Sahaja Meditation which is an organization that provides meditation classes across the country. Already in collaboration with renowned schools and institutions like IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, Delhi College of Engineering, Sanskriti school ,Ramjas school and many of the colleges of Delhi University, Sahaja Meditation is a simple but powerful technique that help people manage stress, solve problems transcending the path to peace. The students explored an inexperienced vital energy after the session and were happy to be with their new found friend-Meditation. The principal of the school, Dr Ragini Kaul, who herself is a yog enthusiast, joined the students in the session and guided them on how to realize the peace within. “ The phrase, ‘Nothing is Impossible’ defines today’s generation…..but what makes the impossible possible is patience….and for that my Goenkans will have to learn how to introspect….introspect the power of endurance.”
GD Goenka Public School held an Installation Ceremony on 27 April 2017. Esteemed guests from the Rotary Organization graciously presided over the ceremony and pinned on the prestigious badges to the office. The event commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by the beams of melodious choir presentation that touched the ears of the heart. The Goenkans showed that they need no loud speaker to voice their thoughts by touching on the serious issue of pollution in our city. Mr. V.K. Bansal, an eminent member of the Rotary Organization, addressed the gathering and delivered his words of action to inspire and influence.
Further, the members of Rotary Club were introduced and decorated with the prestigious badge of rotary.
The President of Rotary Organization, Dr. Krishanlal praised the efforts of the school and appreciated the hard work of the students and advised them to always be optimistic, be positive in life and consider anything new as a learning experience.
The newly elected Rotary council swore to contribute whole heartedly to the upcoming endeavors. The performance of the Goenkan dance troupe added a silver touch to the cloud of success.
Nostalgic, the principal of the school, Dr. Ragini Kaul, recollected her days of hard-work and how she decided to serve the community of education and how that has made all the difference. With a sigh…a sigh of relief I stand here tall declaring that I am proud to be serving this sector for the past 30 years…and I am not tired….but enthusiastically and readily willing to move many more miles.”
Each year we add new members to our family. It becomes our duty to make them feel at home. Orientation Day is one such platform where we meet with parents of the newly admitted children and orient them with the operations and regulations of our school.
An Orientation Programme was organized for the parents of Pre-school and new entrants on 24March 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. This grand event was graced by the presence of Shri. Kulwant Rana ji, Ms. Anita Rana Ma’am, Additional session judge honourable Mr. Ramesh Singhal, Mr. Sanjay Yadav sir, the principal of G.D.Goenka Public School Vasant Kunj, and many other distinguished guests.
The objective of the programme was to appraise the parents about the vision and philosophy of G.D. Goenka. The senior students of the school acquainted the parents about the various achievements, activities and events that take place at G.D Goenka through a PPT Presentation and Talk Show with the Goenkans. The Principal Dr. Ragini Kaul oriented the parents about all they could expect at G.D. Goenka Sector-9. She also provided valuable parenting tips in order to help the child go through the transition from home to school as smoothly as possible. She also took up the queries of all the parents during an Interactive session ensuring parental satisfaction.
“Real genius don’t love the most beautiful thing in the world. What they create is beautiful for them”
Anything that is worth teaching can be presented in many different ways. These multiple ways can make use of intelligence multi-faceted. The theory of ‘Multiple Intelligence’ has largely catered to the broad spectrum of students all over the world. "We are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, and use of body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves.
The school organized a Multiple Intelligence Camp for the students of classes Pre-School to VIII in the school premises on 21 and 22 February 2017. There were myriad of activities like Story-Telling, Sand Art, Google Doodle, Aerobics, Science Mania and many more. Learners had a gala time enjoying all the activities. Doing such physical and mental workouts led students to have a day off from the bundle of books which accompany them every day to school.
Since we believe in learning that occurs at all levels, the school organized an I-Smart Boot camp for the students of classes VI-X on 10 February 2017 where the school became an arena of multiple physical activities like, tug-o-war, egg ball, etc., the crux of which was learning to take up healthy team spirit and time management. The learners went back with good memories and a realization that friends do not bring understanding but understanding brings in everlasting friendship.
The principal of the school quoted her views, “Whereas school applauds good marks…. such camps acknowledge and reward a wider range of accomplishments.”