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.