GD Goenka School
G.D.GOENKA
Sector-9, Rohini

Recent Happenings

Roti Bank- A reserve for the needy

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.”  

 

Three Day Tie

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 Mhamandleshwar Martand Puri 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. Manisha Sahni- 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. Nischal Kapoor, 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. Ragini Kaul 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.”

 

A toast to the swans of proficiency!

Great is the feeling of being proud holders of distinctions. Class 12th batch 2016-17 made us rejoice the taste of jubilance as they persevered and sailed through the CBSE board examinations with rainbow colors which gave way to a big fat celebration in the school. Virender Singh of Science stream scored 97%, Nitika Gambhir of Commerce stream got 97% and Monisha Aggarwal of Humanities stream scored 92% .Extolling the achievement, the principal of the school , Dr. Ragini Kaul swirled like ink spilled in water. She thanked the almighty and quoted, “ The rock of endurance has fought all odds and has shed jewels of accomplishment. We all are so proud of our Goenkans for giving us such a beautiful reason to smile. We congratulate each one of them and wish luck for the future endeavors.”

 

Teachers’ Workshop on Enhancement Skills

                                            

Monday, 22 May 2017 – Friday, 26 May 2017

S. NO.

Day / Date

Topic

Resource Person

What was it all about

1.       

Monday, 22 May 17

Effective Communication Skills

Mr Lacky Puchhrat

The speaker talked about the importance of communication skills and how to enhance this ‘excellent teacher to the students’.

2.       

Monday, 22 May 17

Integrating IT in Education

Ms. Meenakshi, Ms. Prembala, Ms. Neena Arora

The workshop introduced the latest apps, website that can be incorporated to perform tasks in an efficient manner.

3.       

Tuesday, 23 May ‘17

Student -Teacher Rapport

Ms. Anu Singh

The speaker told how important it is to see that the students must feel cared and valued. And for that a teacher must develop a rapport with them in order to establish a goodwill that can help minimize classroom disruptions, improve student engagement, and reduce stress for everyone.

4.       

Tuesday, 23 May ‘17

Guidance based school education for teachers

Ms. Priyanka Saraf

Don’t stop until you are proud! The speaker discussed on how to encourage students to be better individuals. How to instil in them that ‘if things werent hard, everyone would have them.its the HARD that makes all the difference.’

5.       

Wednesday 24 May’17

Quantity vs Quality

Dr. Ragini Kaul

Habits determine the quality of life that we live. The principal of the school took a session for the teachers where she highlighted the importance of quality over quantity. It was more of a motivational discussion where the speaker focused on a lot of realistic examples to make everyone understand how important it is to spend quality time as you wont get back what is gone.

6.       

Wednesday 24 May’17

Developing Positive Attitude

Mr.Ranjeet Majumdar

This session was with a rapid speaker who took the centre stage with great enthusiasm. He laid stress on how to inculcate positivity in ourselves to instil the same in the learners of today.

7.       

Thursday 25 May’17

Yoga For combating stress

Ms. Sandhya Sharma

Tension is who you think you should be….relaxation is who you are. A yoga session was conducted for the facilitators. They thoroughly took the most out of it and felt rejuvenated with the thought that its all about STRETCH ….not STRESS!!

8.

Thursday 25 May’17

Effective Communication Skills

Ms. Shalini Tayal

The following session was on better ways to conduct an interesting class. The speaker made the above concept clear with the help of multiple activities. Bored are the minds that take instructions….enlightened are those that learn!

9.

Friday 26 May’17

Being Healthy

Ms. Jaya Kapil And Mr. Rajiv Kapil

The session focused on the ‘focus of life’-the human body. The speaker acquainted the facilitators with the fact that how important is a healthy body. A teacher has to be an all rounder to manufacture prodigies and that is possible only with a healthy body and healthy mind.

   10.

Friday 26 May’17

Handling Special need & Stressed Students in a class room setting

Dr. Kaushalya

The vibrant speaker took a session on dealing with all types of learners in classroom. She emphasised on a lot of aspects to develop friendly learning in   with the help of multiple activities that were impactful emough to trigger the minds of the facilitators.

              11.

Saturday 27 May’17

The art of story narration

Ms. Rachna Kaur

The speaker conducted a discussion on skills of narration. Little minds speak expressions and for that they need to be motivated. Teacher plays a major role in bringing that drive in the learners to express freely. Afterall it’s the first step to-

“Live create tell a story and repeat!”

 

 

 

 

 

A Trip to the moon- Global Star Party

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.”

 

let’s join hands to serve our savior!!

Earth Day was celebrated on 24 April 2017 in the school premises. All of this began by planting a sapling with the aim to see it flourish some day. 

A special assembly was conducted to increase awareness and appreciation among the students and how to serve our planet and preserve humanity.  The learners shared the stage to showcase environmental education and celebrated the uniqueness of the planet Earth in the form of role enactments, elocution and dance performance. 

The school swore to conserve, retain and uphold the planet that we share with each other. Speaking on the occasion the Principal, Dr. Ragini Kaul said ‘The Earth Day celebration offers opportunities both to  teach about the issue and make a tangible environmental impact. In wilderness is the preservation of the world….let us all join hands to make a difference….a difference of a lifetime….let us handle the borrowed with care. I leave you all with a thought to introspect upon….” what if the Earth pumps smoke on us and what if it throws trash on us?? Learn to respect the selfless.”

 

“Looking at the beauty of the world, is the first step of purifying mind!!”

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.”

 

Instilling the Inclusive

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.”

 

Orientation Program for classes IX and X

A key to the door of Success

We may be the master of the universe but servants of humanity. 21st century is a wagon of the miscellaneous. The begetter is the one who understands the ‘silence of silence’. But the best judge too acts on an advice. The school initiated a workshop cum discursive session for the parents and students of classes IX and X on 8 April 2017. A series of presentations were lined up to create awareness among the parents about various issues related to an adolescent’s life.

The ‘Understand me to Exercise me’ session highlighted the introduction of the Board Examination and Evaluation system that covered points including the Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Weightage and Promotion Policy. This enabled the parents develop a better ‘think over and act’ and how they can help to how they can break and surpass the usual.

Appreciating the presence of each, the Principal of the school highlighted on the importance of attending such programs conducted by the school as lot of energy and effort goes into it, since the focus is on:

“Remaining Informed” which should be treated as a priority and further spoke on the importance of such sessions that are truly enriching for the parents and facilitators to work in a collaborative venture for the growth of the Goenkans. She wrapped up by expressing the within, “Who doesn’t like a shirt with a sheen…. So why accept a wrinkle on the future of our kids. Let’s unite to create the impeccable.”

 

Acclimatization Day

“Every journey starts with little steps”. On the first day of the session 2017-18, the little feet entered the school premises with lots of emotions like enthusiasm, happiness, excitement etc. Children were accompanied by the parents in order to make them comfortable in the school environment. We welcomed them all with open arms. The school organized different activities for pre-schoolers in order to make them comfortable like –toy train, horse riding, tattoo making and magic show etc, just a small way to make happy 1st day of the school. A great beginning to a long journey.

The principal of the school, Dr. Ragini Kaul along with her team welcomed the little hearts warmly. She spoke her heart out to the parents by encouraging them in the following way, “The two best days of school are the first day and the last day….we are here with open arms to welcome each and every baby on the first day and ensure that the last day will surely make history and will be an add onto the book of memories. We here at GD Goenka foster and nurture the young ones into blooming flowers under the open sky of wisdom.”

 

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