Sand and Sun, Summer has begun!
The six week summer holiday period is a long time out of school and whilst the children have earned their break, it is also vital that their bodies and minds remain active during their vacations. GD Goenka Public School, Sector 9, Rohini organized a summer camp from 15th May 2018 to 25th May 2018 with a range of activities, like cricket, basketball, music, dance and craft, to ensure that this period of inactivity does not result in a loss of momentum that children have built up during the school year. The students enthusiastically took part in all the activities conducted both in as well as outside the walls of the school to make their summer time as productive as possible.
“Sports do not build character. They reveal it.”
- Heywood Broun.
All the students of GD Goenka Public School, Sector 9, Rohini revealed their best potential by showcasing their enthusiasm and sportsmanship in a series of sporting activities during a ‘Sports Week’, organized from 23rd April 2018 to 3rd May 2018. All the four houses put their best foot forward in different inter-house sports events. Vivekananda house made their house members proud by sweeping away the first position towards the end of the week.
G D Goenka Public School, Sec-9, Rohini, welcomed the little feet with fun and frolic, as the school celebrated Acclimatization Day on 6th April 2018. On the first day of the session 2018-19, the tiny tots of pre-school entered the school premises with lots of emotions like enthusiasm, happiness, and excitement. Children were accompanied by their parents in order to make them comfortable in the school environment. We welcomed them all with open arms. In order to make them comfortable, the school organised different activities for pre-schoolers like –toy train, horse riding, tattoo making and magic show. This day was just a small way to make a joyous beginning of the school life.
Little Goenkans watch movie- Despicable Me 3
The little looney tunes befriended , Balthhazar Bratt, the funnybone, as they went to watch ‘Despicable Me 3’, an animated movie for children. On 14 March 2018 the auditorium of PVR Prashant Vihar was filled with the cacophony of the little ones of classes pre-school to 2 as they watched the movie with great interest. The movie which captured their attention gave a universal message of the power of family and friendship, as well as teamwork and communication. ‘Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier’ was the message given by the movie. The students shared their experiences among themselves as well as with their teachers.
Keep doing your bit, here they might not see you, but my friend, you are making a great place in His heart.
GD Goenka Public School sector-9 Rohini never forgets its social responsibility, as each and every member of the school is aware about his/her duty as a citizen of the country and the globe. This year, for the third consecutive time, the school organized Tree Plantation Drive. This noble endeavour was conducted on 7 February 2018 in the school greens. Poor children from Smile Foundation were invited and were made aware of this selfless cause. They were also gifted a hamper by the school, which brought wide smiles on their faces. This drive raised the collective conscious towards the importance of biodiversity. On this occasion the principal of the school who propagates love and sensitivity towards our nature, supported the campaign whole heartedly. She added to the session by quoting, “Let’s be selfless and preserve nature so that the future generation will not have to import pure air. We don’t want them to crave. So, let’s save the best gift to mankind…. After all, who doesn’t love fresh air on face and wind blowing through the hair.”
The school participated in a stride towards Cancer- Walk for Life – A Can Support Initiative on Sunday 4 February2018 at Rajpath, New Delhi. The Goenkans experienced what it is to ‘walk an extra mile’ for a cause. They wore t-shirts signifying ‘ I AM THERE FOR YOU’ in tough times. Many big institutions became a part of this drive. The stundents backed on the slogan “Keep Hope not Fear” throughout the walk. The bulk showed that humans still have heart that beats for the sensitive. The principal of the school, Dr. Ragini Kaul, who became the first one to get herself enrolled to walk for the cause and led the Goenkans to a step nearer to reality, stated that, “ In the age of Robots and Machines, we here at GD Goenka Sector-9 Rohini aim to produce humans practicing affection and benevolence.”
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 1 and 2 February 2018. 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.
With an aim to keep the spirit alive in the hearts of students and teach them the importance of traditions and legacy, G.D Goenka School organized a farewell for the outgoing batch of class XII on 25 January 2018. The day began in great excitement and merriment as class XII students dressed up to their glamorous best and were given a grand welcome at the red carpet. With a shower of flowers and sweet welcoming words from class XI students, they were ushered in by student council. The queens were excited to get their photographs clicked at the ‘Selfie Booth’ and felt elated as they experienced a sense of narcissism. There were friendly games for the students which engaged their interests and energies. They were given memorable titles and mementoes to cherish throughout their lives.
The day of nation’s glory, our 69th Republic Day was celebrated in school on 25 January 2018. The Indian flag was hoisted as a mark of respect followed by the national anthem. The Goenkans stood firm with heads held high symbolizing unity, equality and harmony and sang the national anthem in one voice. A special assembly was conducted on the occasion where the students talked about the importance of Republic Day. School echoed with the melodies of freedom struggle era. The assembly came to an end with a thunderous applause for the Goenkan dance troupe who took the stage with complete zeal. The Principal of the school, Dr. Ragini Kaul, talked about the selfless sacrifice of the martyrs “A salute to all those who have laid their lives for the nation….” May this celebration encourage everyone towards patriotism and instill love and harmony towards their brothers and sisters”
The chill of winters was given a hot retreat by the bonfire of the auspicious Indian festival Lohri. The teaching faculty of the school celebrated Lohri, the festival of harvest with great vigor in school on 13 January 2018. Everyone gathered in the circle of warmth praying the fire and wishing that this beacon be the path to prosperity till eternity. The crackling wood and corn puffs added to the fervor of the auspicious occasion. This celebration gave a warm start to not only the New Year but also the new session.