An Inter-school Competition ‘ Metamorphosis’ was organised by Blue Bells Group of Schools for the students of Grades VIII- XI at Blue Bells Model School, Sector 4, Gurgaon on August 24 and 25, 2018. It was conducted as an Inter-school Health and Wellness Fiesta in which the top schools from Gurgaon participated. Shalom Hills International School also participated in the quiz and critical thinking competition
The different rounds of the quiz had questions based on current affairs and social science. Critical thinking also had numerous rounds in which the students were given tasks to complete in the specified time. Both the competitions had all the students enthusiastically competing to outdo each other.
The event was a display of creativity and innovative thinking.
Shalom junior skaters participated in the Roller Skating Championship organized by Gurgaon Skaters Club on 15/08/18 at Baliawas Skating track near Pathways World School, Gurgaon. Thirty Six students from our school participated in the above mentioned competition out of which 6 students were able to make a podium finish in their respective category. The young skaters of Shalom displayed great skill, balance and precision to bag 6 Gold and & 3 Bronze medals in both the girls and boys category.
The results are as follows:
In Shalom Hills International, sports are given equal importance along with academics, which helps in the overall holistic development of every student. Striving to achieve this equilibrium, our students are taking part in various sporting events and competing against many schools of Gurugram.
Our School Cricket participated in the Blue Cap Inter School U - 13 Cricket Tournament. The young Shalomites played their two matches with full enthusiasm and energy. The result may not have been in our favour but the team showcased their talent and team spirit with full fervor.
Shalom Hills International always encourages its students to excel in every field. The students are given the opportunity to participate in all sporting events and they are trained rigorously for.
Our School Cricket team took part in the 7th Pathways World School T-20 Cricket Tournament, which was held from 13/04/18 – 16/04/2018. The Shalom Team’s performance was appreciable as it won two matches against two very strong teams. Garv Kataria and Ishaan Lahri were judged as the Man of the Match while playing against Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh School, Jaipur.
Team Shalom secured the Third position in the tournament.
The Football team of shalom Hills International School participated in the Inter-school Tournament held at Pathways School on April 7, 2018. The team of 13 students, accompanied by their coach, Mr Rockhadson Francis, arrived at the venue filled with great excitement and zeal. Out of the three matches played, Team Shalom were winners in the one they played against the team of Sagar School, Alwar, by 1-0. Aman Narang was the scorer in the winning match. Although, the team lost the other two matches, it was a great learning experience. The exposure has helped to strengthen the team and its resolve to better their techniques and outshine in their future endeavours.
The basketball team of shalom Hills International School participated in the Basketball Tournament held at Pathways School on April 14 & 15. The team of 12 students, accompanied by their coach, Mr Sumeet Kaushik, arrived at the venue filled with great excitement and zeal. Out of the three matches played, Team Shalom were winners in one. Although, the team lost the other two matches, it was a great learning experience. The exposure has helped to strengthen the team and its resolve to better their techniques and outshine in their future endeavours.
Sixty six students of our school participated in the Junior Olympics 2018 organized by Junior Sports India at Thyagraj stadium from 30/1/18 to 02/2/18. The students of grades I-VI participated in the competition. It was a wonderful exposure for the budding sportspersons to world class facility wherein they participated in differently designed races.
The Result is as follows:
Relay Race Won by the students of Grade 1 (boys):
Bronze medal in 100 mt race was bagged by Aman Narang of class 5.
The creativity and imagination of the senior graders was once again exposed in a two round Creative Advertisement Making Competition organized by Vedatya Institue, Gurgaon. The first level of the competition was completely online. Divya Sharma & Deepak Srinivas (XI) and Shuchita & Srishti Narang (XII) comprised the two participating teams. They were accompanied with the senior counselor Ms Bhupinder Kaur. They prepared a 90 second video based on the theme Artifical Inteligence & Internet of Things.
The video was selected and was judged on the basis of Meaningfulness, Creativity, Originality, Innovation, Sound Track & Overall impact as a marketing tool. The content of the video was judged by an eminent panel of experts - Dr Sudhanshu Bhushan , VP Operations, Executive and Ms Sumbal Khan, Head Communications.
The students were excited and eager to present their videos in the final round that included the complete Sales & Promotion strategy behind the advertisement. Industry experts critiqued the efforts and also provided guidance on the art and science of using advertisements as a marketing tool in a competitive marketplace. The video and presentation was applauded & appreciated by the panel of judges for their creativity.
Under the learned and visionary leadership of our Managing Director, Ms. Lilly George, Shalom Hills International School places a lot of importance on developing the language proficiency and public speaking abilities of its students. The school students are always encouraged to participate in In-house and Inter-School Oratory Competitions in order to challenge, test and hone their communicative skills. They are groomed to speak in public.
Lakshay Dagar and Ishita Sethi of Grade VII and Parleen and Rishika of Grade X accompanied by their English Teacher, Ms. Meetu Mukherjee took part in 19th Smt. Gyan Devi Memorial Inter-School Debate Competition held in Adarsh Public School, Delhi. Speakers from 46 schools took part and spoke on the topics-‘Facebook is the New Family’ and ‘Festivals are Less of Tradition, More of Commerce’ for seniors and juniors, respectively.
The Shalom Hills students impressed the judges with their convincing speeches, cogent arguments, diction and fluency. The students got the participation certificate and special mention by the judges. The letter to the principal appreciating the efforts of the school and students was also awarded.
SCJ World School, Gurugram organized an Interschool Art Competition - ‘Cultural Fest-2017’, on October 31, 2017. Our Grade IV to VIII students participated and won Nine awards in different categories. Taking part in such competitions gives enriching experience and confidence to the students. Our pupils enjoyed the process of creating art and learnt another lesson of healthy competition
Our Award winning learners are as follows:
Primary School Students:
1st Prize: Udyan Goyal & Purvi Kadam – IV C, (Category: Best of the Waste)
2nd Prize: Vanshika Yadav- IV B, & Riya Jalladdin- IV A, (Category: Glass Painting)
2nd Prize: Tanvi Sharma & Madhavi Shrimal- IV A, (Category: Flower Arrangement)
3rd Prize: Titiksha Jindal IV B (Category: Tshirt Designing)
Secondary School Students:
2nd Prize: Sangeeta Ahirwar & Rashmi Singh – VIII B (Category: Best of waste)
1st Prize: Anvisha Chopra – VIIIA & Stuti Jha – VIII D (Category: Tattoo Making)
1st Prize: Advait-VII E & Kartik Rajput VIII A (Category: Flower Arrangement)
2nd Prize: Twinkle Yadav- VIIIA & Piyush Sharma- VII C (Catergory: Face Painting)
Ms. Sangeeta Wadhawan (VI to VIII)
Ms. Rakhi Sriwastwa (IV & V)
Ms. Rani (IV & V)
Two budding poets of Shalom Hills International School did us proud in the ‘DESH BHAKTI KAVYA PATH PRATIYOGITA’ held at Amity Institute of Education, Saket on October 10, 2017. Our young poets, Shreya Gaur (9th B) and Aditi Sahu (8th A) recited their poems on their respective topics- ‘Rastr ke Sringhar’ and ‘Amar Bhumi’ . Competing with participants from around forty schools, they performed commendably and scored the Third Position.
Shalom Hills always initiates career based programs for senior students which helps them in building and exploring their strengths and aptitudes. Monika Bhati and Rupal Tyagi of Grade XII participated in the Budding Chef Competition organized by Vedatya Institute on 11th October 2017. They were accompanied by their teacher Ms. Ambika Yadav. The first round was the preliminary round in which they had to prepare one starter and one desert. Fifteen schools participated in this competition from all over the NCR. It was a great experience for the students.
All the students were given two hours time to prepare their dishes and 15 minutes for presentation. Our students displayed tyheir culinary skills by preparing ‘Spinach & Cheese Cannelloni’ for starter and ‘Chocolate Cup Mousse’ as desert.
The programme covered both, Hospitality Management and Business Management, which provided a real world perspective to the students in the Hospitality, Food & Culinary industry. It was an enthralling experience for them to understand their potentials.
The Institute had also arranged a session for teachers on ‘Teaching Methodology’ by Prof Sudhanshu Bhushan, who shared his experiences. The teachers also shared their views on Teaching Methodology and on digital learning. It was an enlightening interactive session.
Under the aegis & guidance of our Founder and Chairperson, Dr. Lilly George, Shalomites of Grade X participated with full vigour in the Indian Schools Debating Society’s Regional selections for the National Debating Team Competition held on 22nd and 23rd September ’17 at Pathways School. This platform has helped the students to shape their personality and debating skills by understanding how to structure arguments and rebuttal for the debates based on the World Schools format of Debating. Groomed by their mentor, Ms. Rinky Tandon, our school debaters emerged among the Top 12 schools as the best debaters competing with schools like- The Pathways School, Vasant Valley, DPS, Sri Ram School, Indirapuram Public School, Modern School, Bal Bharti, Heritage School.
It was a Two – Day Event, wherein, the first day was about general workshops taken by Mr. Dhruva Bhatt, the President at the Harvard Debating Society, on the debating technique of World Schools Debating Society followed by three debates on the next day. Our students tackled all the three debates with amazing expertise and moved on to the next challenge battling for long hours at all ends with amazing finesse.
It was a proud moment to witness our Stormy Shalomites- mark high sweepstakes of over 160 medals and 6 trophies to their stride breaking all their previous records. Our participants, with special mention to Rishika Arora, Kushagr Kapoor and Vedan Swain, out did themselves to be placed among the first 12 debaters out of 100 students from 20 Top Schools and got selected for the National Selections to be held in Chennai next year.
Rishika Arora was also selected in the Top 12 as the best debater individually for the National Selections to represent our country, India, in the World School Debating Society to be held in Europe Next year!
With the support and direction of our Founder and Chairperson Dr. (Mrs.) Lily George, the confidence of Shalomites is constantly developed by being exposed to various levels of competition. The students of Grade VIII and X put performed commendably at the Inter School Competition held at Ajanta Public School on 19th August, 2017. Guided by their English Teacher, Ms. Meetu Mukherjee, Khushi Narang and Srishti Sharma of Grade VIII showcased their creative, artistic and methodical skills through a gripping Sway Presentation based on the topic “Serendipity”. The powerful presentation covering all the highpoints and tools of Sway Presentation overwhelmed the judges and won for them the coveted First Position.
Rishika and Lishika of Grade X impressed the judges with their convincing points, fluency and content on the challenging topics given to them in the Extempore Competition. They were ably guided and trained by their teacher, Ms. Rinky Maini. Lishika and Rishika bagged the Second Prize as the Best Speakers.
It was a great learning experience for the students and they left no stone unturned to outclass their competitors.
Shalom Hills International school boys’ basketball team have kept the spirits high by winning the Runners Up position in the 5th Invitational Inter School Basketball Championship held at Pathways World School, Aravali from 18/4/17 to 20/4/17.
Matches were played on a league system where Shalom boys displayed their refined skills by winning against the top schools; SHIS won 4 matches to claim the Runners Up trophy. Harsh Dagar of grade X was announced as best player of the tournament award.
Shalom boys gymnastic team have started the new session on a high node by claiming the runners up trophy in 3rd Invitational Inter School Gymnastics championship held at Pathways World School, Aravali on 10/4/17 (Monday).
In an Inter-School Gymnastics Tournament held at Pathways World School, Ridhaan Singhal, Ayush Bhatia & Ranbir sood represented shalom team. Ridhaan stood twice on the victory stand by winning a silver and bronze medal in Vault and Floor exercise respectively. Whereas Ayush made its presence felt by winning silver medal in floor exercise.
It’s raining medals and trophies in Shalom Hills International School. Close on the heels of the World Scholar Cup international achievements, ISA award and Best Championship Trophy in Basketball, it is now the time for young gymnasts of SHIS to triumph and showcase their agility, balance and flexibility.
In an Inter-School Gymnastics Tournament held in The Heritage School, Ridhan Singhal and Ayush Bhatia have won Best Gymnast medals in Floor exercise and Vaulting Competition respectively.
Also the Shalom boys team won the Best Boys Team trophy in U-10 category.
SHIS Boys U-12, U-14 & U-19 & Girls U-17 football team participated in The Heritage Football Extravaganza organized by The Heritage School, (Gurgaon) from 28/11/16 & 01/12/16 at their school campus. This tournament was special for us as our Girls U-17 team made their debut at their first competition. U-12 boys team was doing better as they were exposed number of competition where they first time tasted the victory in their two games out of five they played. U-14 boys’ team shocked the complete crowd as they came undefeated in the tournament registering their win against Kunskapskolan & G. Goenka Public school. Team displayed wonderful skills as they were able to draw matches against the best teams of Gurgaon region The Heritage school & The Shri Ram Ram school Aravali. Unfortunately Heritage, Shri Ram & Shalom conceived equal points in the league rounds & therefore goal difference method was adopted which stopped us by reaching to the Semi-finals by one point less to Heritage. But I am very sure in the coming competition they will bring the trophy home.
Special Mention- Nikhil Arya
Name of Tournament- The TENVIC – Heritage Basketball Extravaganza
Date of tournament- 28/11/16 & 01/12/16
Number of teams participated- 16 teams
Level of competition- Inter School
Venue- The Heritage School, (Gurgaon)
We Participated in –Boys (U-12,U-14 & U-19) & Girls (U-17) Category
Young gymnasts of our school made us proud in the most reputed tournament of the year which was organized by the Futue Fit Gymnastics Company in cooperation with The Shri Ram School, Aravali from 30/11/16 to 01/12/16. We participated in U-10 boys’ category and different categories for girls. A total of 7 students represented Shalom in this competition. Ayush Bhatia & Ridhan Singhal of grade III exhibited rhythmic display by winning 2 gold & 2 silver in two different events Floor & Vault. This performance made Shalom boys team to stand on 2nd runners up position against the school who participated in gigantic numbers.
Name of Tournament- Indian School Gymanstics League
Date of tournament- 30/11/16 & 01/12/16
Number of teams participated- 24 team
Level of competition- Inter School
Venue- The Shri Ram School, Aravali (Gurgaon)
We Participated in –Boys (U-10) & Girls (U-8, U-12 & U-14) Category
SHIS Boys U-14 & U-17 & Girls U-12, U-14, U-17 basketball team participated in The TENVIC – Heritage Basketball Extravaganza organized by The Heritage School, (Gurgaon) from 28/11/16 & 01/12/16 in their school campus.
Under—17 boys team of Shalom Hills International School went on a winning spree by registering their first win against G.D Goenka School and then went on to triumph over Sun City World School in the league round. They played their semi-final match against the host team and won yet again.
In the final match, they gave a thrashing defeat to Sun City World School and lifted the Winning Trophy.
A special mention needs to be made of the fine and sportive players, Apoorv Dagar and Harsh Dagar who despite sustaining serious injuries during the matches, continued playing for their team. They were applauded for their sportsmanship, team spirit and skills.
Shalom U-10 (boys) football team for the first time participated in 4th Pathways World School, Aravali Invitational Inter-School Football Tournament from 21st to 23rd November, 2016. It was first time when students of grade III-V were exposed to competition. It was a wonderful experience for the students who played two league matches loosing first match & and playing a draw in the second league match against Presidium & G.D Goenka respectively.
Our school skating team got the laurels back again by registering their names at one of the most reputed 5th Shri Roller skating competition organized by Shri Ram Police Public school from 23/11/16 to 24/11/16 where more than 18 schools participated. Shalom team managed to bag 4 gold, 1 silver & 4 bronze
Name of Tournament- 5th Shri Roller Skating Competition, 2016.
Date of tournament- 23-24/11/16
Number of teams participated- 18 Schools
Level of competition- Inter School
Venue- The Shri Ram Police Public School, Gurgaon
We Participated in – U-6 to U-14 (Boys / Girls)
|S.No.||Name of Student||Class||Age Group||Event||Position|
|4||Advaith K. Menon||VI||U-12||500mtr.||1st|
Reported By- Ram Prakash
Our School Football, Skating & Taekwondo team participated in G. D Goenka Sports Fiesta organized by G.D Goenka Public School, Sec-48 Gurgaon from 18-19/11/16.
Our Football U-15(boys) team marked their early presence by being undefeated in the league matches and secured their place in the direct elimination round where they played extremely well against the host team and lost to closed neck match.
Skating team made us proud again by securing 3 gold & 3 bronze out of the 8 members of our team, Jagvi Dagar, Anay Agarwal & Yashika came out flying with gold & Devvrat, Krish & Swastika has to settle down with a bronze medal.
Our Tae-kwondo champs Adit Maheshwari & Divya Sharma gave a hard fight to the participants securing bronze medal each in the championship.
Overall it was a good experience marked by keen participation of our school athletes and champs in the sports fiesta.
‘A rousing speech can create or alter the course of speech.’
Under the learned and visionary leadership of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George, SHIS places a lot of importance on developing the language proficiency and public speaking abilities of its students. The school students are given exposure to many In-house and Inter-School Oratory Competitions in order to challenge, test and hone their communicative abilities. They are groomed to speak in public as public speaking provides the skills to explore ideas, develop confidence and articulate opinions.
Anweesha, Niharika and Abhishek of Grade VII and Aarushi Hans, Devishi Trehan and Aryan Gupta of Grade X accompanied by Ms. Meetu Mukherjee took part in an Inter-School Debate Competition in Meenakshi World School. Speakers from 11 schools took part and spoke on the topics:
Commercialization of Sports
Should we eat to live or live to eat?
The Shalom students impressed the judges with their convincing speeches, cogent arguments and fluency. Aarushi Hans bagged the second position as Best Speaker for the Motion and Anweesha Chopra won the first position as Interjector.
Speaking on a thought-provoking topic like ‘Diet companies are interested only in making profits, and not in helping people’ is enough to give cold feet to many children; it can be a daunting prospect for grown-ups as well. However, Alyona Ranhotra and Bavneet Kaur of Grade XI and Doyel of IX practically jumped at the opportunity of exercising their grey cells on this exhaustive topic and expressing their viewpoints.
Nearly 20 schools took part in a fiercely contested Debate Competition held in Blue Bells School as part of their Annual event ‘Metamorphosis’. Forceful speeches and convincing arguments flew thick and fast across the hall as talented speakers took to the mike to debate and deliberate on the topic. Amidst tough competition, richness of expression, clarity of thought coupled with powerful arguments put forth by Alyona Ranhotra won her the Best Speaker (For the Motion) trophy.
The winning trio of Bavneet, Alyona and Doyel also lifted the 1st Runners Up Trophy as a team.
Titiksha (XI) and Aditi Rai (XII) also came up with impressive posters in the Poster Making Competition.
It is never easy when someone disagrees with you or you have to disagree with someone. For this reason, debating is one of the most difficult oratory skills to acquire. In order to develop the art of fine debating in its students as well as afford a powerful podium for interaction for youth across Gurgaon, an Inter- School Debate Competition was held in SHIS on the topic “Do we have good governance of money in our country’s economy?” The catch was that they had to cover the economy of Italy, India, U.K and China.
A veritable bloodless battle of words and wits began as speakers for and against the topic took to the podium. Opinions flew thick and fast across the hall as the Gen-Next proffered cogent reasons in support of their arguments.
The contestants came up with such impressive speeches and forceful arguments and interjectors had the speakers backed in a corner with their meaty questions.
Mrs Primrose Bodhan, Principal (retired), Mr Rohit Mathur, M.B.A from I.I.M Bangalore and Mr Shivang Sen, Senior Financial and Planning Analysis Manager in GE were the distinguished judges.
Sherwood Convent School – Overall Champion Team
Amity International School – 1st Runners Up
Best Speaker (for) – Amity International School
Best Speaker (against) – G.D. Goenka
Best Interjector – SHIS
In their place, G.D Goenka
Jury Special Award – Kenneth Lobo
I dance to live,
I dance to breathe;
I dance to be free,
I dance to be me
Students of Grades VI-X put up a brilliant Inter-Dynasty Dance Competition. Each dance troupe from the four dynasties – Cedar, Ebony, Maple and Oak put up a truly international dance show beautifully interweaving the folk dances of India, Switzerland, France and Sweden in their dance capsule. Each dance sequel was a ‘stand apart’ with lilting music, rhythmic beats, amazing steps and great team coordination. The dance performers executed the lithe steps of the waltz, polka, Punjabi bhangra an gidda, French Balfolk to the accompaniment of great music and attractive props. Each performance was upto 5 minutes and were judged for Group Coordination, Costumes, Expressions and Interpretation of Theme.
Mr Atul Bhatt, principal, Ms Priya Chauhan, Head Mistress – Senior Wing along with the Dynasty Incharges – Ms. Suman Bhanwala and Ms. Ambiika Yadav were present to encourage the students. Ms Rima Gaekwad, the Head Mistress – Primary Wing, Mr Abhishek Head – Dance Department, Mr Sabi and Ms Garima were the judges for the competition. They were all praise for the all the performances of the four dynasties. Maple Dynasty performance was adjudged as best followed by Oak and Cedar.
The Times NIE in association with Manav Rachna International University organized a Knowledge Quiz 2015-16 on 18th December, held at Manav Rachna International University in Faridabad. More than 400 students from 20 schools of Delhi NCR participated in the event. Shalom students, Aarshi Ray, Alyona Ranhotra and Animesh Gupta from Grade X and XI respectively participated in the quiz to explore their hidden inquisitive minds. They were mentored and accompanied by their Social Science teacher, Ms Richa Jaini. The students were well exposed to a variety of questions from varying fields. They tested and challenged their presence of mind, knowledge and cognitive skills by pitting their caliber against other contestants from top-notch schools. They performed well in the written round and parried many leadings questions with dexterity. It was truly a knowledge platform for the young minds.