The word 'Panchatatva' originates from Sanskrit, where "panch" stands for five and "tatva" indicates elements. Following the universal law of life, everything on this planet is composed of five basic elements or the "panchamahabhutas". These are: Akash (Sky or Space), Vayu (Air), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire) and Prithvi (Earth)
GD Goenka Public School, Rohini organized an open house exhibition for the parents, where students were given an opportunity to present their avant-garde projects, highlighting the brilliance of five elements and appreciating their presence in our lives. The event was well appreciated and enjoyed by the parents. In her address, the Principal, Dr. Shipra Kumar, dwelled on the importance of the five elements and the need to maintain a balance between them, as an essential step to preserve life. The event was organized under the commendable team efforts of students and the teachers. Through this exposition, the students not only enhanced their knowledge and skills, but they were also sensitized towards the diverse aspects of nature.
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
G.D. Goenka Sector-9, Rohini cannot stress enough on the importance of time and stress management. In modern, face-paced, world children are often seen stressing over lack of time. To cater to the need of the hour an interactive session on Time and Stress Management was conducted at G. D. Goenka Sector-9, Rohini for Classes X-XII on 26th July, 2018. The resource person, Ms. Poonam Poddar catered to the problems of students and emphasised on importance of planning, prioritising, and healthy balanced diet in managing time and stress. With the increasing hum-drum of life students struggle to maintain pace with increasing scholastic and co-scholastic activities. The workshop helped them to plan and organize their thoughts for smooth allocation of time and thus managing stress.
“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.”
-Mary Ann F. Kohl
G. D. Goenka Sector-9, Rohini believes in connecting to the roots of our country by learning different regional art forms of India. On 11th July, 2018 the school organised Madhubani Painting workshop for classes IV-V. Mrs. Sadhna, from Hindustan Times, enlightened the students with the nitty gritty of this traditional art form of Bihar. The students tried their hands to create colourful Madhubani patterns with much enthusiasm.
“Giving is not just about making donations, it’s about making difference.”
The Interact Club members of G.D. Goenka Sector- 9, Rohini visited the Robin Raina Foundation, Bawana on 7th July 2018. The student members of Interact Club enthusiastically conducted theatre games, science experiments, sing-alongs, and language games for the children at the NGO. The children were ecstatic to be a part of these activities and the volunteers couldn’t have been happier. Our volunteers didn’t shy away from expressing their realization of importance of ‘joy of giving’ because we, at G.D. Goenka Sector-9, Rohini, believe in creating socially aware citizens.
Mahabharata is the most important Sanskrit epic of ancient India. A special morning assembly was organized by the students of Radhakrishnan House on 6th July 2018 to highlight the relevance of Mahabharat in contemporary times. The assembly was a beautiful attempt to incorporate the teachings of “The Gita” into our daily lives.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself to the service of others”
G D Goenka Public School, Sector-9, Rohini, firmly believes that social responsibility and community service must be a part of the school programme in order to sensitize the students towards the welfare of the country and its people. After a successful year of being an active part of Behtar Indian, have yet again picked up our sleeves to make India BEHTAR. Keeping in mind 2018’s Moto- ‘Recycle Kiya Kya?’, on 6th July 2018, the Goenkans in collaboration with Republic T.V. Behtar India pledged to work together with full enthusiasm to create awareness about clean India.
“Never, ever underestimate the power of having fun.”
GD Goenka Public School, Sector-9, Rohini, organized an adventure camp, from 28th May 2018 to 1st June 2018, with Rocksport at Mashobra. The Goenkans on their quest for adventure learnt to work and live together, and cook food too. Fun filled activities like trekking and mountain climbing along with some leisure time around the bon-fire was a perfect way to rejuvenate and rewind in the lap of nature.
“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.”
In order to inculcate scientific temperament amongst our students, G D Goenka Public School, Sector-9, Rohini undertakes various activities to promote the use of science and technology. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education is the latest project that we have become a part of. At “MakershalaTm”, the robotics lab, the students give wings to their imagination.
We, at GD Goenka Public School, Sector 9, Rohini, stood with our head held high when our learners of class pre-primary to class-I were acknowledged for their efforts and fantastic delivery of words at Trinity Star Awards conducted in the month of January. Ms. Sandra Gayer, the former TEFT/TESOL trainer awarded all the learners for the great display of their potential.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Learning at GD Goenka Public School, Sector-9, Rohini never stops and our enthusiastic teachers ensured this by actively taking part in Teacher’s Enrichment Program conducted in school from 21st May 2018 to 26th May 2018. The programmes ranged from art and craft activities to developing different life skills, which positively motivated teachers to take a fresh insight to the class throughout the year ahead. Some of the topics covered therein were Display Board: A Teaching Learning Resource, Integrating IT in Education, Like Skills, Women Health and Hygiene, Effective Teaching and understanding learning patterns and Task Management. Such programmes help in professional as well as personal growth of a teacher.