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

Recent Happenings

French Canvass

GD Goenka sector-9,Rohini, had French dignitaries on 1 August 2016. The courtesy visit was enjoyed by the whole school. The French delegates were awed by the gestures of the Goenkans. A small cultural program was organized for the guests to make them feel at home. Warm welcome was followed by a group discussion where the learners got an opportunity to interact with the French delegates. The inquisitive learners got a deep insight into the education system, culture and ideologies of France. The school galleries became a galore to the student efforts to celebrate love for the language. The ambience was full of fragrance. of French delicacies with a sprinkle of kuskus.

The Principal of the school, Ms. RaginiKaul worded her admiration , “  Such visits offer  a wonderful opportunity for exchange of ideas on best practice in delivering international education to students and awakening a desire to learn more about a language.

The ornaments of your home are the people who smile upon entering time and time again.We feel elated to have such guests among us whose smiles are surely something that we’re going to cherish.”

 

Education Abroad-Depaul University

An interactive come conducive workshop was conducted on 1 August 2016 for the students of classes XI and XII. The speaker Karen Mark, the Assistant Director of International Admission at Depaul University, Chicago Illinois USA. She also manages the global ambassador program of the university. The session was an accompaniment for the students wish to study explore career abroad. The students and the organizers worked as a team to resolve the doubts and queries. The learners came out with an expression of agreement. It is an initiative of the school to keep our high scholars well updated and aware of the career and courses choices available.

 

Workshop on Cyber Security

An interactive workshop was conducted at  Mount Abu Public School, Sector- 6, Rohini on 10 June 2016. The resource person Mr.KshitijAdalakha explained various types of Cyber threats prevailing nowadays. The resource person MrKshitijAdlakha explained in detail what is hacking and types of hackers. He also explained various types of security checks, which one should practice to secure data and information. He discussed about various freeware’s which  can be directly downloaded from internet to preserve information. In this workshop it was also explained how the information kept on web can be directly  used without any middleware website.The resource person also explained about online work through ONDESK which is in practice nowadays .

Another important thing discussed in the workshop was “STEGANOGRAPHY” technique.It is the practice of concealing messages or information within other non-secret text or data.

 

Inter-House Sports Competition

To give air to the competitive spirits of the Goenkans the school hosted an Inter-House Sports Competition in which all the four houses viz. Radhakrishnan House, Vivekananda House, Tagore House, Teresa House participated with full swing. Students from all the houses indulged in games like Cricket, Football, Badminton, Skating, and Yoga. There were friendly matches in which the students participated with their competitive zeal. The results are yet to be declared. It enhanced harmony among different peer-groups.

 

Victory of the efforts made, Finally…..Your hard work paid.

GD Goenka Public School Sector - 9, Rohini hosted the Zonals for Badminton (25 July-26 July 2016). The school became a juncture where the renowned gathered for the prestigious face-off. The school was all around to cater to the enthusiasm and therefore opened the arena to the dark horses to unleash the determined and target the primo. We strongly believe that enmity must not be propagated to win but rivalry against the triumphant.

The principal Ms. RaginiKaul congratulated the participants and the goodbye came with the following words, “We smile with the smile of victory, we smile with the cry of loss because L.O.S.S is not the end but yet another chance given to you by God who says, “LetsOutshineStrongSun. Do not let the disheartened heart overpower your grit, determination to reach the unconquered. Everyone has a day in his name. Wait for your turn.”

 

Gujarat Day –Celebrating the Rich…..

Resplendence in the hues of its noble and magnificent structure, the jewel of the west, ‘Gujarat’,stands out as one of the most spectacular and culturally vibrant destinations in the world. GD Goenka Public School, Sector-9, Rohini has always believed in bringing down the house when it comes to celebration. Gujarat Day was celebrated on 10 February2016.The Goenkans portrayed the vibrant and awe-inspiring surroundings of the state. They adorned traditional attires that reflected the free spirits and grandiose of the state.The young amateurs performed garba and dandiyaraas in their swirling skirts.The timeless appeal of the rich tradition was brought alive on this day. The venue bathed in the light showers of kite flying, gujarati bazaars, the Gir and the lip smacking gujarati cuisine. The principal of the school, Ms. Ragini Kaul quoted, “No religion exceeds humanity……our sole motive today was to charge the old forgotten world charm of the wealthy state…… and here we succeed once again in giving sheen to the withered…….

 

‘Learn All Rise all’: Yoga-session for ancillary staff

GD Goenka Sec-9 Rohini strengthens employee relations at all the levels. To take care of the interests of all the staff members is the modus operandi of the institution. With the same thought kept in mind, a Yoga session was organized for the ancillary staff of the school on 21 May 2015. Ms. Sandhya Goel began with a discussion on the meaning and universal relevance of the term Yoga and how it is accepted worldwide. The session began with the much forgotten stretch and let lose, that is usually overtook by the day to day bustles. The staff was further guided on Asanas like Suryanamaskar and Pranayaam, a simple yet effective way to keep themselves calm. This effortless effort ended leaving the non-teaching staff with a much fresh and rejuvenated self.

Principal of the school quoted, “Our school is an eye of the four cornered god as we push our team at all the hierarchal levels to remain rejuvenated. We float the ideology of keeping work before self.”

 

Workshop on Active Learning in Literacy Classrooms

‘Empowering self and hence empowering others’-GD Goenka Sec-9 Rohini believes in the growth-unified.  Ms. Jaya Bharti (PGT English) conducted a workshop on Active Learning in Literacy Classrooms on 29 May 2015. The workshop aimed at providing hands on experience to teachers for introducing reading, writing and vocabulary to students. The workshop helped teachers explore various activities like gallery walk, surveys, inter-active student notebooks etc.  The focus was on choosing activities which help motivate adolescent learners. The topics covered were as follows:

  1. Motivating an adolescent learner.
  2. Flexible Formats for classroom discussion and participatory vocabulary instructions.
  • Exploratory free writing and improvisational theatre techniques.

The workshop was enriching and provided various tools and techniques which can be introduced in classrooms at various levels. She is obliged and proud of the organization and the leader for recognizing the urge to learn. This definitely is an add-on step to the march of success.

 

Teachers Enrichment Programme

Make a mistake to Experience….. Experience to Learn. 'Learning has brought me Far from what I was once but not what I want to be'. When teachers grow….so do learners…. The job of a teacher is not to impart but preach the practiced.  A teacher herself is a learner and ‘Life’ is a teacher of a teacher. There’s always a room for add and increase. An initiative was taken on the part of the school to glisten the polished, an effort to motivate the teachers to change the world and break the boundary of monotonies and take a dive in the pool of unfound extremities and  ‘Show the World We Make the World’. With the very thought in the mind began with the Caravan of Fathom and Enlightenment.

Work Culture and Crisis Management-20 May2015
    Resource Person: Ms. Ragini Kaul

 Engagement requires choice, choice requires freedom, and freedom requires a good enterprise. A session on Work Culture and Crisis Management was conducted by the Principal of the school, Ms. Ragini Kaul, on 20 May 2015, which emphasized on a positive working culture in an organization. The term EMPLOYEE itself is self-explanatory….I AM A PLOYEE…. A team leader is the one who is responsible to teach the team how to play the ploy. The employees are expected to act responsible and deliver their best and this is the leader’s calling. Concept of work culture is based on belief, thought process and attitude of the employees. A Good team leader is the one who treats all equally. A word of appreciation is a must on the part of a team leader. Further, the spokesperson emphasized on the importance of Crisis Management. Evacuation plan, different types of crisis and the way out were discussed. She further elaborated, “Motivation to experiment life is a must for realization of the importance of success. Be happy with what you are. Contentment lies within and realization of which delivers the unrivaled.” The speaker left everyone with the thought, “As a determined team leader, to nurture a progressive mind is my motto and not an obligation. I will give you wings to explore the untried….move ahead and tour the journey of wisdom.”

Psychology Workshop-20May 2015
Resource Person- Dr. Jagmeet and Ms. Pallavi

"Try and teach all about life….they will teach you what life is all about." A workshop was organized by the councilors of the school to offer a better understanding of child psychology. A child's mind is prone to experiment. It is the sole duty of a teacher to cater to the inquest of a learner. Every child is special but some are gifted. A teacher must be efficient enough to distinguish between both and minister to their individual needs. The speakers concluded by saying, "It takes a lifetime to forget the precious minutes of a childhood. Make the most out of it and turn this time into an unforgettable one."
Keep Calm and Teach On-Yogasutra by Sandhya Goel - 21 May 2015

'A Healthy Mind leads to a Healthy Body'. With the same thought kept in mind, a Yoga session was organized for the facilitators of the school. The workshop began with a discussion on the meaning and universal relevance of the term Yoga and how it is accepted worldwide. The session began with the much forgotten stretch and let lose, that is usually overtook by the day to day bustles. The facilitators were further guided on Asanas like Suryanamaskar and Pranayaam, a simple yet effective way to keep themselves calm. This effortless effort ended leaving the teachers with a much fresh and new YOU.

 Let’s Get Tech Savi – IT Workshop-21 May2015
   Resource Person- Ms. Meenakshi Kuchhal Verma and Ms. Aditi Paliwal

Technology deprived man is a No Man. A workshop was conducted on how significant Information Technology is. Technology to man is like a reader to a book. The more you read, the more you gain. The speakers delivered on “The Top Ten Rules to Inspire a Room”, “Use of Google Drive” and “Designing of a Power Point Presentation”. They further voiced on the designing of a PPT. The session was concluded with the following words, “Leave an impact by designing and not decorating.”

 Shape the future….I am a Teacher…..Teaching in 21st Century
       Resource Person Ms. Rachna Kathpalia

 The speaker started with the discussion on ‘Role of a Teacher Today’ in handling a 21st century kid who is already equipped with many resources of knowledge. Knowledge is no more subjective to a today’s learner. A teacher need to focus on the use of these recourses. A teacher’s task is to validate, synthesize, communicate and collaborate. A learner must be taught what his right to do is and what is right to do. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I Learn.” Students need not be entertained but engaged. Involving the students is a priority which will take learning a step ahead. The speaker further focused on the paramount concept of classroom environment. A teacher must give way to a child’s biggest emotional need of being appreciated. In continuation laid stress on psycho social environment. A teacher should be readily available for the students, lend an ear to them, be a medium and see the difference. The spokesperson wrapped up by unfurling her thoughts into these words, “Not just WHAT….HOW is to be taught.”

Mathematics- Laying the Foundation-22 May 2015
    Resource Person- Ms. Shikha Dhameja

 The workshop commenced with a prayer to revoke, revive and elicit the Almighty. The session began with an emphasis on the development approach bringing in the concrete and paving way through generalization to the ultimate abstract. An interesting activity was used to convey the relevance of the concept. Mathematics being a human endeavor is an approach to help the learner become an independent critical thinker. A teacher is the biggest contributor in a child’s learning experience. Learning being an irreversible change ought to be imbibed by the learner for life. The aim of the activities conducted in the class is to lay a strong foundation for classification. Discrete and continuous materials should be put in use to explore the attributes. A teacher must be efficient enough to create space for both. A teacher should cater to the inquisition of the child by inviting them to figure out solutions. Mathematics is like beautiful beads stringed together. The role of a teacher is to open the knots and give way to a smooth sail.  The speaker consummated by quoting, “Life is a word problem….simplify, organize and solve.” 

 Rendezvous with the Hidden – a Theatre Expedition-23 May 2015
    Resource Person-Mudra Creative Gestures

Got a chance to move beyond the cliché that theatre is all about dramatizing life. Theatre is something that brings us face to face with the art that lies within us. The Goenkan facilitators got an opportunity to bring out the child within them at a reposing theatre workshop conducted by theatre artist Mr. Sumit. It started with a tricky activity that was a step out off the workaholic soul. The workshop was more of a direction towards realization of the shine beneath dust. A line of activities were conducted that paved way for the release of the child within. Why to hide what is meant to be freed? The session became a medium to set free inner self and live the moment being you. Another motive was to propagate the idea of team spirit amongst the teachers. Work one….half the battle won.  The 1 12 hour session came to an end leaving the teachers rejuvenated and in a euphoric state of mind.

Science of Society-Social Science-23 May 2015
   Resource Person-Shweta Mehra

 The session focused on the difference between Social Science and Social Studies. The subject is a window to understand the society in which we live. There’s a need to learn to respect difference of opinions, lifestyle and cultural practices, the aim being to build today’s youth into tomorrow’s intelligent democratic citizen. The learners must be motivated towards the ‘Don’t cram….objectify facts’ theory.  The sole purpose of the subject is to develop values like freedom, trust and mutual respect amongst them.  The speaker further laid stress on Effective Pedagogy in Social Science which revolves around Alignment, Connectivity and Interest, the outcome of which is delivered on the basis of participation, cognitive development identity skills. The speaker called it off for the day by marking, “The workshop wasn’t’ only subject restricted but had a common universal approach, i.e. - welfare of the learner.”

 

Workshop at American Centre on Active Learning in Literacy Classrooms

GD Goenka is the ace in the race when it comes to grabbing of opportunities. Ms. Jaya Bharti
(PGT English) was awarded a wonderful chance by the school to attend a three day workshop on Active Learning in Literacy Classrooms organized by Regional English Language Office, at the American Centre,   U. S. Embassy, and New Delhi. The resource person for the workshop was Professor Spencer Sallas, Ph. D., and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The workshop aimed at providing hands on experience to teachers for introducing reading, writing and vocabulary to students. The workshop helped teachers explore various activities like gallery walk, surveys, inter-active student notebooks etc.  The focus was on choosing activities which help motivate adolescent learners. The topics covered during the three days were as follows:

  1. Motivating an adolescent learner.
  2. Flexible Formats for classroom discussion and participatory vocabulary instructions.
  3. Exploratory free writing and improvisational theatre techniques.

The workshop was enriching and provided various tools and techniques which can be introduced in classrooms at various levels. She is obliged and proud of the organization and the leader for recognizing the urge to learn. This definitely is an add-on step to the march of success.

 

The END marked the beginning of the NEW. The efforts taken by the school are surely a getup-and-go for the Goenkan facilitators. The workshops and efficacious sessions were enriching and a peek in the vast world of expertise. Let the learner breathe the air of knowledge.  Actual basic of the sessions was to create awareness that learning is a never ending process. There’s always something to learn every minute as said before ‘Life is a Teacher of a Teacher’…. Explore it…. The set of workshops were a trigger to the tedious soul and moistened the dried.  The principal left everyone with a thoughtful thought, “Never underestimate the power of a talent galore. Freedom is a big skill in itself. Develop a mind to question. Be their wings to thought. Let the learner breathe the air of knowledge….. Let them fly high and witness the Gargantuan”.

 

Worthy be thy service: Goenka celebrateas Nurse Day

GD Goenka Public School Sec-9 Rohini dedicated a day to the nurse, a lady who serves us day in and day out, cures our injuries, heals our aches and keeps us fit. We hold the thought that if the actions and services of a person be acknowledged; it leads to the inner contentment there by pushing one to rise higher. Hence the Goenkan pre-schoolers celebrated the Nurse’s Day on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The learners watched a power point presentation on how much a nurse has to toil to keep others joyous under uncomfortable situations. The nurse of the school also visited the classes and participated in merry-making with the tiny tots. The motto ‘Fun with Learning’ was accomplished as the learners were informed about the use of first aid box and clinical instruments like stethoscope, thermometer etc. There were caps made with the red sign “+” as a craft activity.

 

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