Student Activities SHISView Archive

Proper and Common Nouns

An MI activity based on the reinforcement of Proper and Common nouns was conducted in Grade III on July 4, 2018. Picture cards were given to students for identification and were placed accordingly under Proper and Common noun headings. Students worked enthusiastically in groups with great vigour and displayed good clarity of concept. This fun-based activity enhanced their understanding of this concept to the best of their knowledge.

Skills inculcated: Group work

Grade IV Poem Recitation Competition 14th May 2018

An Inter-class Poem Recitation Competition was conducted for the students of grade IV on 14th May 2018. Each section had to present a creative poem of their choice. The students were judged on the basis of creativity, diction, use of props and presentation of the poem. The poems recited were based on different themes like nature, kindness, protecting the environment, patriotism etc.

All the classes recited their poems well. The students of each section had colourful props which they used to enhance their poem. The students recited the poem with proper actions and voice modulation. The result of the competition is as follows:

Class IV-H : 1st position

Class IV-D : 2nd position

Class IV-G : 3rd position

Grade V English Choral Recitation Competition 15th May 2018

‘Rhymes can prove to be an instrumental stepping stone for young children to develop their verbal skills and boost their confidence.’

Keeping this thought in mind a ‘Choral Recitation Competition’ was conducted on 15th May’18 for the young scholars of Class-V. As we all know, the children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, feeling, rhyme, rhythm and music of words.  Taking all these facts into consideration, the children got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence.  They chose a variety of topics for their recitation like nature, trees, flower, mother, books, and unity in diversity etc. and presented them with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The Primary wing headmistress and Senior Coordinator were invited to witness the competition.  They appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants and the children enjoyed the competition. The eye catching props were the icing to the cake.

Results:

First Position          : VG

Second Position      : VB

Third Position          : VA

Grade III Poetry Recitation Competition 16th May 2018

 “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

A Poem Recitation Competition was conducted for the students of grade III on 16th May 2018. The students chose different poems like “Daffodils”, “Grandparents”, “The Rain”, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, “We are in it together” based on themes of spirit of nature, togetherness, protecting the environment etc. They were judged on the basis of creativity, diction, use of props and presentation of the poem.

The students from all the sections participated and were well prepared. Each section had designed their own innovative props which they used to highlight their poem.

The students recited their poems with proper actions, voice modulation and a lot of enthusiasm. The results were declared towards the end of the competition with 3B taking the first position, 3C the second position and 3D the third position.

Grade IV Spell Bee Competition 9th May 2018

The students of grade IV participated in the First round of the Spell-bee competition conducted in class on 9th May 2018. Spell-bee is a competition in which students are asked to write a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty. Spell-bees allow individuals to compete in a supportive environment. The purpose of spell-bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all through their life. It is a competition in which the winner is the person who is able to form correctly the highest number of words possible.

This is self based learning which improves retention and results in a systematic and structured understanding of the English language.

Grade VI to VIII 3 days Adventure trip to Jungle Retreat, Bhowali

“Nature keeps us grounded. Obstacles make us perseverant and adventure makes us tough.”

In today’s world we hardly have the time to take a note of our mind. Rarely do we stop to listen to what our body and mind are saying. We are so preoccupied with our busy lives that we have chosen to become mechanised people, rather than be the natural human beings God had created. For, how many times do we notice the trees; fauna and flora, how many times do we enjoy the chirping of birds and how many times do we enjoy those wonderful drops of rain trying to touch us.

The students of Shalom Hills International School were fortunate enough to have had experienced, at least, some of these nature’s excitement. 76 students of Grades VI to VIII were taken on a 3 days Adventure trip to Jungle Retreat, Bhowali- Nainital organised by Rocksport. The students reached the school in the evening on 16th May, 2018 in high spirits. They set off excitedly for the venue in the AC Volvo buses, accompanied by 8 teachers. Each day at the camp was customized to bring out different aspects of the children’s personality and hone them. Children at the camp explored nature, lived independently, worked in team and learned climbing, rapelling and crawling. They not only performed several activities under the perfect guidance of their instructors but also cooked in the woods; sang under the canopy of stars and witnessed enchanting sunsets. The camp was situated 312kms from Delhi, and 16 kms from Haldwani. The 3 days camp ended with a power packed experience that would push our students to challenge themselves and acquire new skills in the future to come. The days our students spent at camp, transformed them into all-rounded personalities.

Grade-IV and V Trip to Mussoorie

On the onset of summer break, Shalom Hills International School provided a golden opportunity to the students of class IV-V to commence their vacation in the best way possible by organizing an adventure and pleasure trip to Mussoorie. Around 55 students from both the grades attended ‘Camp Anubhav’ wherein the students went for a four nights three days trip from 15th May to 19th May, 2018 to Mussoorie . The camp organized by Rocksport, gave the students an opulent opportunity to be in nature’s lap, in the serene arms of tranquility, far away from the hustle and bustle and baffling city lights. The students savored the true nectar of adventure. The trip catered to indulge in daring and thrilling adventurous activities like stream runner, rappelling and ziplining. Trekking allowed them to explore the grandeur and depth of nature and get acquainted with the exquisite variety of flora and fauna of the mountains. The boys and girls stayed in cottages enjoying the uniqueness of nature. The students registered their experiences by writing journals in the evenings. On the last day, prize distribution was held whereby the best team and the best journal were awarded. A great learning procedure for students, this adventure camp was a combination of fun filled games and life skills activities which made learning experience richer, joyful and rewarding leaving kids wanting for more.

Grade IV Mother’s Day Celebration 11th May 2018

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

Mother’s Day is a celebration of the bond of love and affection between a mother and a child. It celebrates the spirit of motherhood. Mother’s day is celebrated to honour all mothers and express gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child. A mother’s unconditional love and devotion are incomparable to everything else in this world. Most countries of the world celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday of May.

The students of Class IV celebrated Mother’s day by making  bouquet of flowers for their mothers. This was a small gesture on the part of the students to do something special for their mothers. The students expressed their love and gratitude by making beautiful bouquets for their mother. The children were given A4 size coloured sheets. They were also given coloured papers from which they made colourful flowers. All the students wrote a thank you message for their mother in the card.

Each child wanted his or her bouquet to be the best. The children were excited about giving these beautiful bouquets to their mother’s on Mother’s day.

Grade V Mother’s Day Celebration 11th May 2018

“As God could not be everywhere to take care of us all the time He made Mothers to do His work.”

Mother’s Day is an annual event celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May. Though we must thank our mother everyday for looking after our wellbeing, this special day is designated for us as daughters and sons to celebrate the essence of motherhood and thank our mothers for all that they do selflessly for us. This is a day the whole world can relate to, and honour this bond.

We at Shalom Hills also do our bit to remind our students about this lovely bond that must be nurtured with love, respect and gratitude.

Grade V students made a Tiara of flowers as an appreciation for their mother’s telling them how important they are in their lives. They decorated the Tiara with colours, beads, glitter paper and paints. Happy with the outcome of their efforts, the children packed away their gifts in their bags to give their mother’s for Mother’s Day.

Grade III Mother’s Day Celebration 11th May 2017

"This is what we do, my mother's life said. We find ourselves in the sacrifices we make."

Mother’s day is celebrated to honour all mothers and express gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child. Most countries of the world celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday of May. This time Mother’s day is falling on 13th May ‘18.

The students of Class III celebrated Mother’s day by making flower vases for their mothers. The children were given A4 size coloured sheets. They were also given coloured papers from which they made flowers. All of them wrote a thank you message for their mothers on the Tulip flower.

Each child wanted his or her flower vase to be the best. They tried to make their flower vase as colourful as possible. The children were excited about giving these flower vases to their mothers on Mother’s day.

We ended our activity with a beautiful saying on mothers “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” 

Class V Maths MI activity “My Date of Birth” using Roman Numerals 4th May 2018

Roman Numeral System was the only written numbering system used in Ancient Rome and Europe until about 900 AD. Arabic Roman numerals were used to record numbers in stone, art and coins. These days they are more commonly used on clocks and for styling lists. Roman numerals, as used today, are based on seven symbols: I = 1; V = 5; X = 10; L = 50; C = 100; D = 500; M = 1000. Roman numerals are often used to signify divisions of a long work, or of a work with many parts.

Students of Grade IV were asked to write their date of birth In Roman Numerals by using the flash cards given at the back of the textbook. They were asked to paste their birth date and the month in Roman numeral flash cards. All the students pasted the flash cards correctly as the concept of Roman numerals was clear to them. They all participated very enthusiastically in the activity and showed best of their creativity in writing their date of birth. The activity helped them to understand the importance of Roman Numerals in their lives.

Grade IV “Activity on Internal Memory of Computer in MS Word” 24th April’18

A Computer activity was conducted on 24th April 2018 in which the students of Class IV were directed to type about different types of Internal Memory.

Their Computer teachers, Ms. Shruti Barawal, Ms. Swati Srivastava and Ms. Divya Agarwal instructed the students to type the various differences between RAM and ROM (Types of Internal Memory). The children were told to type the differences with basic formatting in Ms Word.

The students completely enjoyed this activity and understood the concept of Internal Memory.

Grade III “Activity on Parts of Computer in MS Word” 24th April 2018

A Computer activity was conducted on 24th April 2018 to familiarise them with the different parts of the computer.

Their Computer teachers, Ms. Shruti Barawal, Ms. Swati Srivastava and Ms. Divya Agarwal instructed the students to type about different types of monitors and different parts of CPU in Ms Word. The children were very enthusiastic to type about different parts of computer.

The students completely enjoyed this activity and understood the concept of different parts of computer.

Grade V “Activity on Generations of Computer in MS Word” 24th April 2018

A Computer activity was conducted on 24th April’18 for the students of grade V, in which they were directed to type about various generations of computers.

Their Computer teachers, Ms. Shruti Barawal, Ms. Swati Srivastava and Ms. Divya Agarwal instructed the students to type about different generations of a computer by creating tables in Ms Word. This enhanced the knowledge of children as they were able to learn how to create the tables and fill the data in it.

The students completely enjoyed this activity and understood the concept of generations of computer.

Grade IV Math Activity On “Numbers and Numeration” 13th April 2018

A numeral system (or system of numeration) is a writing system for expressing numbers; that is, a mathematical notation for representing numbers of a given set using digits or other symbols in a consistent manner. It provides a unique representation to every number and represents the arithmetic and algebraic structure of the figures. It also allows us to operate arithmetic operations like addition, subtraction, and division.

There are two systems of reading and writing numbers: The Indian system and The International system of numeration.

The class was divided into groups of six children each. They were given some magnetic numbers from MI lab. Some were arranged according to the Indian system of numeration while others were arranged according to the International system of numeration. All the students were able to read the 5 and 6-digit numbers according to both place value systems. They all participated very enthusiastically in the activity. This activity helped them to understand the concept of reading numbers in a better way.

 

Earth Day Poster Making Activity 19th April 2018

In an attempt to instil a love and sense of responsibility for their planet Earth, a Poster making activity was conducted in all the sections of Grade III, to celebrate Earth Day. The students made beautiful posters with a message to create awareness about the importance of conserving mother earth. Great enthusiasm was seen in the students during the activity.

Various aspects like afforestation, conservation of water, soil, air and fuel, abatement of pollution were touched upon by the students in their own special way. The activity helped the students understand the importance of protecting Earth.

Grade IV Earth Day Activity 19th April 2018

In order to celebrate Earth Day, a poster making activity was held in all the sections of Grade IV on 19th April 2018. The students had been informed earlier about the activity.

An A3 size sheet was given to all the students. The students had to make a poster related to Earth Day and its significance. They made beautiful and creative drawings of the Earth and wrote several messages to save Earth from pollution and to keep it clean and green. Most of the students were aware about the importance of having a green and clean Earth. Their posters depicted various ways of saving the Earth from pollution.

The students participated in the activity with a lot of enthusiasm. They all promised to keep their Earth clean and protect it for future generations. The activity helped the students understand the importance of protecting Earth.

Grade V-B Morning Assembly April 17, 2018

The students of Grade V-B conducted the morning assembly on 17th April 2018 on the theme “Self- Control”. The assembly began with the Lord ’s Prayer followed by the Hindi Shloka. The anchors of the assembly were Anirvaanya & Shreya. The assembly continued with the school’s mission & vision, word of the day, thought for the week and news headlines. Tanvi, along with all the students present, took the pledge of the day. A brief talk about Self Control was given by Yashika. Nainshree & Shloka recited a poem on self-control. Then Bhavya shared a few tips to practice self-control.

At the end, there was a short skit to make the students aware about the meaning of self –control and its importance in our lives.

“Cooking without fire” 15th March 2018

"Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.’’

As the session came to an end, our Junior Shalomites donned their ‘Chef Caps’ to exhibit their culinary skills in a unique activity ‘’Cooking without Fire’’ held on 15th March 2018. The aim of the activity was to provide a platform for students to showcase their talent and explore new areas of interest. It was conducted with a view to create awareness about the nutritional value of food cooked without fire.

The children participated with full zeal and enthusiasm as they prepared nutritious yet delectable delicacies. They prepared healthy dishes like, Sprouted Bhel, Orange Tang and Cheesy Biscuit Canopy, using easy and quick recipes. They also made sandwiches, lemonade, bhelpuri, etc. with the raw materials they brought from home. All were excited to make their respective food items. The food items displayed were a visual treat and were presented in an artistic and aesthetic style.

This activity not only provided a platform for the students to foster their creativity but also helped them explore their hidden talents and discover new areas of interest.

Grade 1-A Special Assembly February 19, 2018

A Special assembly was conducted by I-A on the theme ‘Clothes We Wear’. The assembly started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the English and Hindi News, and the thought and word of the week. The importance and types of clothes was explained through a Fashion show.

The students learnt that different types of clothes are made for different seasons for example cotton clothes are worn in the summer season, woolens are worn in winter, while the raincoat is made for rainy season. They were excited to hear about the type of material used in making the different types of clothes.

The children enjoyed the Fashion show and the colourful dance performance presented by the students of class IA.

Maths Activity on Time 16th February 2018

The students of class III performed an activity on ‘Time’, for which they were told to bring a paper plate and a black sketch pen. Before starting the activity they were explained what time is, and the standard units of time, for example, days of the week, and hour times. They were asked to draw time on the paper plate brought by them. They expressed time in minutes as well as in hours. They also presented different phases in a clock – half past, quarter to and quarter past. Further they were asked to estimate the time taken for daily activities in hours and minutes. The students made an attractive clock with the help of the paper plate. They really had fun and were able to grasp the concept better.

Grade 1 Math Activity related to “Measurement” 15th February 2018

A Math activity related to “Measurement” was conducted for the students of Grade-I on 15th February 2018. First, a basic Introduction was given to the children and some instructions were also given for the activity, so that they would be able to grasp the concept. The children were explained about the Measurements in length, weight and capacity.

Students were instructed to measure the length, weight and capacity of concrete things i.e. pencils, erasers, table, chair, water bottles, school bag etc. They were explained how to use the non-standard units of length i.e. hand span, foot span, palm, cubit, digit, pace, arm span etc. They were explained about difference in length, weight and capacity and how to measure them. After the activity, the children were able to understand the concept of Measurement with more clarity.

Children thoroughly enjoyed the fun filled learning activity and spent their day with experiential learning.

Role play: ‘A Bear story’ 15th February 2018

A Role play on L-15: ‘A Bear story’, was conducted in all sections of grade-3 on 15th February 2018. The students, who were divided into groups of five members each, enacted the story in front of the whole class. The students were given around ten minutes each to practice and present their act. They were enthusiastic about performing the role-play .They were seen discussing the story of the lesson with their group members.

This activity helped the students in gaining a greater clarity of the lesson. The role-play gave them an opportunity to be creative and enhance their public speaking skills.

All the students took an active part in the role-play. The activity also helped to encourage creative thinking among the students.

Magic Show For Grade III and IV 15th February 2018

A   magic show was organised for the students of grade III and IV on 15th February 2018 by a group of magicians from ‘The Delhi School of Magic’. The children were excited to see the magic show and sat patiently while the magician performed his tricks.

Many magic tricks like the umbrella trick, the flower trick producing   scarves and bunches of flowers along with joining torn strips of cloth to make a whole, were performed by the magician. Making things disappear and re-appear out of thin air was another act that impressed everyone. The students kept guessing as to how these tricks worked. All of them could not stop clapping as the magician unfolded his tricks one by one.

The children were delighted and sat mesmerised throughout the performance. They followed all the instructions of the magician and appreciated his magical tricks with thunderous clapping. The magician also invited two volunteer teachers on the stage to perform some tricks. The magician also gave some tips to the children on how to perform magic tricks on their own. The magic show was a great success and the students enjoyed it a lot.

Grade 1-I Special Assembly February 12, 2018

A Special Assembly was conducted by the students of grade 1-I on the theme of ‘People Who Help us’.  The assembly started with the Morning Prayer, followed by the news in English and Hindi, and the thought and word of the week.

Many people around us do different kinds of work which help us. Students of class 1- I enacted the role of different people who help us in various ways like doctor, plumber, police officer, shopkeeper and farmer.

All the students recalled the importance of various helpers and enjoyed the assembly. The chosen theme helped the students develop respect for the people help us and understand their importance in our life.

Slogan Writing Activity conducted in Grade VI to VIII 31st January 2018

Inspite of, the several usefulness of the computer and internet, there are some disadvantages and negative impacts such as online addiction, cyber disorders, stressful life style and Cyber Crimes. With the prevalence of social media and digital forums, cyber bullying, cybercrime, cyber stalking and hacking etc. have risen to a great extent. These adverse effects of Cyber World on the users of internets are evident from several studies and observations.

Today cyber security has become very important. While all states have criminal laws that apply to bullying, not all have special statues that apply to cyber bullying. Hence, to generate awareness amongst the students of Grade VI to VIII, the Computer Department of Shalom Hills International School organized a Slogan writing activity on the topic- Cyber Security Awareness. This activity provided an edge to further enhance their knowledge to stay protected, concerned and aware. The enthusiasm with which the students came forward and depicted their thoughts and views through slogans was praiseworthy. They presented their own thoughts, quotations and views.

Grade 1 Activity on “Clothes We Wear” 7th February’2018

Clothes protect us from heat, cold, wind and rain. We wear cotton clothes in summer and woollen clothes in winter. We use raincoats, gumboots and umbrellas during the rainy season. Clothes are made up of different materials-cotton, wool and silk. It is important to wear clean clothes.

Children of Class 1 performed an activity in which they drew and coloured clothes that are worn in summer and in winter.

This activity will help the children to keep in mind that different types of clothes are worn in different seasons. The students enjoyed this activity and participated enthusiastically in it.

Pre-activity on Lesson –‘Who will be the King? February 5, 2018

The food we intake daily is the source of all essentials namely vitamins, minerals, fibers. Vegetables form a healthy diet which keeps our stomach full for a longer time. Vegetables contain important vitamins, minerals and fibers.

To make children realize the importance of vegetables an interesting activity was conducted in all the sections of grade I. The children were shown live demonstration of all major vegetables and told their benefits. The children also spoke about those vegetables.

The children were thrilled to see the vegetable basket and learned the names of the various vegetables. While discussing the vegetables the children were also able to get the gist of the story ‘Who will be the King?’. They were very excited to read the story.

Special Assembly conducted on February 5, 2018 Theme-Air

A Special Assembly was conducted by the students of I-H on the theme of ‘Air’. The assembly started with the Morning Prayer, followed by the news in English and Hindi, and the thought and word of the week. The importance of air, its properties and facts were stated by the students. Three experiments related to the properties of air were demonstrated.

  1. Air has weight (By showing two balloons).
  2. Uses of air in instruments like flute, whistle etc.
  3. Paper plane and kite were used to show the presence of air.

The children enjoyed watching all the activities immensely.

Grade III Activity on ‘Different Means of Communication’ 29th/ 31st January 2018

The activity on ‘Different means of communication’ was conducted in all the sections of class III.

The students were told to prepare a few lines to speak on any means of communication.   They were asked to bring any prop related to their topic.  The students were given a briefing on communication by the teacher.

This was an individual activity in which the students came forward turn by turn and spoke a few lines on the means of communication which they want to use to communicate. They were very confident and happy to come forward and speak. Their excitement and enthusiastic participation in the activity was quite evident.

The skills nurtured through this activity were listening and speaking skills, inter- personal skills, intra-personal skills, reasoning Skills etc.

Activity on Measurement 25th January 2018

The students of class III performed an activity on Measurement. The students were divided into groups of four and directed to draw objects of different shapes indicating various units of measurement i.e. length, mass and capacity. They were required to draw three objects individually with length greater than 10 cm, mass greater than 1Kg and capacity greater than 1 litre. They discussed as a group and decided as to what each one should draw and coloured the objects beautifully. It was a pleasure to see the concept clarity and application in the students as they were able to draw various objects and apply the concept practically. The students really had fun and performed the activity enthusiastically.

Grade I Activity on “Our Helpers” 31stJanuary2018

Helpers are people in professions that directly impact the lives of others. They deliver a service that makes our lives easier. It is important for all of us to know the ways in which these Helpers work. We can also help them do their jobs better if we understand the role they play.

Many community helpers have easily identifiable work attire or clothes. This makes it easy to know their role in the community and is helpful if you need to approach them for help. A policeman or fire fighter’s uniform and a doctor’s coat thus become important clues of what they can do.

Children of Class I participated in an activity in which they dressed up as Community Helpers belonging to different professions. They enacted their roles with realistic props along with appropriate words. This activity will help to instil in them respect for all professions and learn to value them better.

Grade I-G Special Assembly - January 29, 2018 Theme-Water

The Morning Assembly was conducted by I-G on the theme of Water. The assembly started with the Lord’s Prayer, followed by the News and thought and word of the week. Five water experiments were demonstrated.

  1. Float and sink
  2. Honey, Oil and Water Sandwich
  3. Oil and Water experiments
  4. Water is tasteless, colourless and odourless
  5. Both Sugar and Salt are soluble in water

The students also learnt many properties of water. The children enjoyed all the activities thoroughly.

Grade III Activity on L-8: ‘The Tease’ 22nd January 2018

An activity on L-8 ‘The Tease’ was conducted in all the sections of grade-3 on 22nd January 2018. The students were explained the meaning of the poem. There was a discussion on the poem. The students then had to make a drawing related to their understanding of the poem. They also had to find four rhyming words and write them in their grammar notebook.

The students performed this activity with a lot of enthusiasm. They made beautiful drawings. This activity helped the students get a better understanding of the poem. The activity also helped to encourage creative thinking among the students.

Special assembly on “Republic Day” 22nd January ‘18

Republic Day in India is celebrated every year with great honour on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950. A National Holiday has been declared by the Indian Government as India became a Republic Country on that day.

The children of class 1-F conducted the assembly in honour of the Republic Day. The Assembly started with the morning-prayer, Mantra, Thought of the week, word of the week with its meaning and sentence. The children gave informative speeches on the related topic and the Assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem.

Grade 1 Math Activity on Time 18th January, 2018

Math activity on “Time” was conducted for Grade-I on 18th January 2018. First basic introduction of time and o’clock was given to the children and some instructions were also given for the activity, so that they would be able to grasp the concept. The children were divided into different groups and were given different o’clock time like 3 o’clock, 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock etc. They were instructed to show these times using both their hands as clock hands. One example was shown by the Teacher.

The activity helped the children to understand the concept of the o’clock time in the watch. They learned to see and know the time in clock.

The students were able to do the activity independently which fulfilled the purpose of this activity - to enhance the mental ability for understanding the concept of time and to create an environment where they could work in different groups and learn in a better way.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the fun-filled learning activity. It enhanced their gross, fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination as well.

Grade I Puppet Pre –Activity of L-13 ‘The Fox and The Crow’ January 18, 2018

Importance of puppetry in the field of education lies in the fact that this medium helps in developing imagination, creativity and observation skills in the children. A good educational message is the purpose of the puppet play and moreover learning through play is fundamental to the education of our young children.

In all sections of grade I, the story of ‘The Fox and The Crow’ was introduced through hand puppets. The children were extremely excited throughout the session. Puppets changed the entire story session by creating more possibilities for creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and curiosity.

Grade-II Math Measurement Activity 16th January 2018

An activity on the concept of non-standard units of Measurement was conducted for the students of Grade-II on 16 January 2018. The students were told to measure the length of the table top, smart board , room length using non standard units like hand span, foot span and pace.

All the students took interest in the activity and understood the concept very well. Their logical and analytical skills were brushed up through this activity and the concept of measuring length through non-standard units became clearer. They all enjoyed the activity.

Grade III Celebrates Math Week 26th and 27th December 2017

Math week was celebrated on 26th and 27th December 2017 by the students of Grade III to mark the 130th birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan. A Math Quiz was organized on the first day in which students in all the sections were divided into four groups and the quiz was conducted in four rounds. The topics covered were numbers and numeration, addition, subtraction and multiplication. It was a close contest in all the sections and even went up to the tie-breaker in 5 of the 8 sections.

On the next day, the students expressed their views and shed some light on the career of one of the brightest mathematicians India has ever produced. Students presented their short oral presentations and shared some mind-boggling personal and professional facts about the famous mathematician.

It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm and zeal in students regarding the subject which Ramanujan deeply loved.

Special Assembly on Christmas

“Silver bells, silver bells, it’s Christmas time in the city”, and just like the songs of this carol, it was time to celebrate Christmas in the school too! So the students of grade V on 21st December 2017 prepared a special assembly showcasing the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. The assembly began with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the Shloka. A few students came forward holding flash cards and decrypted the word ‘CHRISTMAS’ and its meaning for the spectators.

This was followed by the nativity scene that focused on Angel Gabriel bringing the good news to Mary, the mother of Jesus followed by the manger scene where Jesus was born and the wise men from Middle Eastern countries and shepherds from the countryside came to visit him. They concluded the assembly with a short choreography performed by the students on the song ‘Born unto us a King’. The students unveiled a spectacular assembly in a short time frame of time of about a week with the help of their teachers from the English Department.

At the end all the students of grade V sang Christmas carols that they had learnt in their music lessons and ended the special assembly with the Shalom anthem followed by the national anthem. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the spirit of Christmas and the joy of sharing.

Grade III Activity on ‘Different Occupations’ 15th December 2017

The activity on ‘Different Occupations’ was conducted in all the sections of class III.

Students were given a briefing of the occupations which they can choose when they grow up. They were asked to write about the occupation which they want to select   on the given sheet and the source of inspiration for choosing the particular occupation.

This was an individual activity in which the students came forward turn by turn and spoke few lines on the occupation which they want to choose when they grow up. They were very confident and happy to come forward and speak. They were very excited and participated enthusiastically in the activity. 

Some skills which were nurtured through this activity were listening and speaking skills, inter personal skills, intra personal skills, reasoning Skills etc. 

Puppet Show for Grade I and II 27th December 2017

Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance that involves the manipulation of puppets – inanimate objects, often resembling some type of human, animal or mythical figure that are animated or manipulated by a human called a puppeteer. Such a performance is also known as a Puppet Play. Kathputli is a string puppet theatre, native to Rajasthan, India, and is the most popular form of Indian puppetry. It is used to tell various folk and mythological tales.
The puppeteer uses movements of the hands, arms, or control devices such as rods or strings to move the body, head, limbs, and in some cases the mouth and eyes of the puppet. The puppeteer often speaks in the voice of the character of the puppet, and then synchronizes the movements of the puppet's mouth with this spoken part. The actions, gestures and spoken parts acted out by the puppets are typically used in storytelling. There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction.
Students of Grade I and II were shown a puppet show on Chhota Bheem, who is a famous cartoon character. The students were totally engrossed in the story told by the puppeteer. He involved the students and they all listened to him in awe. He also told the students that it was the birthday of Shinchan. The students were thrilled and delighted to see their favourite cartoons characters.

Shalomites Celebrate Christmas

Winter season brings with it the cold-chilly winds, the warm jackets, the bonfires and the merrymaking of festivals. The sounds and spirit of Christmas resound in the air filling all hearts with joy. The real spirit behind celebrating not just Christmas, but all other festivals, is the love of God. It is a time of thanksgiving to God, the quality of true humility is one of its indispensable fundamentals.

With a view of inculcating in the students humility, empathy for the suffering and less fortunate, compassion and generosity, components of the true spirit of Christmas, a special assembly was conducted by the students of IX-A and IX-B. The assembly commenced by invoking the blessings of the Almighty through the Lord ’s Prayer. This was followed by the thought and word of the week. Next ensued the felicitation of the outstanding achievers who had excelled in various activities, namely: BEHES-a debating platform, WSC, French Olympiad and ISDS. The Nativity Play outstandingly staged by the students was a visual treat.

Post the formal assembly was fun-time for the students. Sumptuous food tingled up the taste buds of the students. The high point of the day’s celebration was the foot-tapping peppy music which had the students dancing with abandonment.

The lively and fun-filled day was a welcome change for the students and helped to imbibe secularism in them as they enjoyed the merry-making of Christmas.  

Excursion to Drona Camp 20th December ’17

The students of class II went on an excursion to Drona Camp on 20th December. It was part of the school’s intrinsic ways of enhancing learning. The students connected with nature, its warmth and pleasure.

On arrival, the students and the teachers were served a delectable breakfast of porridge, puri-aalo, halwa, etc. Then the students were involved in a host of adventure activities like Rock Climbing, Tractor-ride, Camel –ride, Maze, Tarzan Jump,  Zip-Line, Zorbing, Commando Net, etc. The students were divided into different groups class-wise and given different names like Black Commandos, Tiger, Chhota Bheem, etc. After the activities, the students had a wholesome lunch.

 The students enthusiastically participated in each and every activity and also shared their experience with their teachers. The instructors guided them at every step and took good care of the students. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves along with their teachers. Last but not the least the students and the teachers danced to popular numbers.

The excursion was a great and memorable outdoor experience in the rural setting of Camp Drona amidst the Aravalis.

Christmas day Celebration in SHIS on 22nd December ’17

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. It is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations. Many people erect Christmas trees, decorate their homes, visit family or friends and exchange gifts. In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve has the main focus rather than Christmas Day. The "true meaning of Christmas" is a phrase with a long history in American pop culture. It first appears in the mid-19th century, and is often given vaguely religious overtones, referring to the celebration of the Nativity of Christ.

On this occasion, the students of Grade II were dressed in colourful clothes.  The students enjoyed the special assembly that was conducted for them to show the birth of Jesus Christ. They also sang some Christmas Carols to mark the occasion. They were also told about the importance of celebrating Christmas. The students also danced to the peppy music played for them. They enjoyed some mouth-watering food which they bought from the Christmas Fiesta. The students also did an exciting activity of making a candle in a circle holder and decorated it with mirrors and glitters. Thus, the students had a very pleasant and fun-filled day, celebrating Christmas with full fervor and passion.

Grade II English Activity on Preposition 5th December 2017

Prepositions are words usually used in front of nouns or pronouns and they show the relationship between the noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. A preposition is a word such as after, in, to, on, with etc.The students of Class II were given different flash cards in which they were required to describe the position of the noun in the picture. The students were able to give some more examples of their own too. The students took part in the activity with great eagerness and enthusiasm. They were able to frame sentences also using prepositions. This activity helped them to understand the concept of prepositions easily and more clearly.

Grade 1 Special Assembly on Christmas 21st December 2017

Christmas is celebrated on 25th December every year. It is a festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and is traditionally characterised by tinsel-decorated trees, mince pies, present-giving and a turkey dinner. Families come together to eat, drink, be merry with children looking forward to a visit from Santa Claus and his sack of presents.

The students of Grade I conducted special a assembly on Christmas. The assembly started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the Hindi Shlokas. One student spoke the thought of the week and another, the word of the week along with its meaning. Thereafter, the students were told about the significance and meaning of Christmas in the assembly followed by popular Christmas carols being sung. This was followed by a Hindi poem on Lord Jesus and a play depicting His birth. The whole program was a story about ‘The Birth of Jesus’. This was followed by the Shalom Anthem and the National Anthem.

At the end of the program Santa Clause arrived and filled the entire crowd with joy and danced with everyone with great enthusiasm.

All the children enjoyed to the beats of “Jingle Bells”.

It was a very informative and creative assembly presented by the students of Class I.

Workshop on Understanding POCSO ACT 2012 22nd December 2017

A workshop to understand the POCSO ACT 2012 was conducted by eminent speakers Mr. Vikas Nautiyal and Mr. Varun Malhotra was attended by Ms. Swastika Acharya and Ms. Ambika Yadav of Shalom Hills International.

The agenda of the workshop was to introduce a child rights based project CACA initiated by the NGO SAI Social Axiom Insignia for the academic year 2018-19 for schools and covered points such as POCSO Act 2012, Project CACA and Rights on protection of children sexual abuse (CSA).

Project CSA is child centric and holistic in approach. It creates a safety net for children against child abuse in general.

 Project CACA has age appropriate progressive life skills and value education based safety workbooks from classes Kindergarten to XII along with companion parent- teacher resource booklets. The knowledge in these books is transmitted through stories, poems, plays and activities.

The workshop was very informative and provided knowledge on safety measures against child sexual abuse.

Assembly Conducted by Class IV D 20th December 2017

The students of class- IV D presented the morning assembly on 20thDecember ’17 to celebrate Christmas. The assembly commenced with warm-up exercises followed by the Lord’s Prayer and Shloka. The Shalom Mission and Vision, Pledge, Thought of the Day, Word of the Day, International, National and Sports News along with the day’s weather report were also spoken by the students. Christmas is a religious festival celebrated annually to commemorate the birthday of Jesus Christ. So to make the children more aware about the festival of Christmas Aarzoo and Khushi presented an informative speech about it. Then there was a poem recitation on Christmas by Mahee Kaur. To fill the mood with more joy and fun the students sang beautiful carols in the end. The assembly was concluded with the Shalom Anthem followed by the National Anthem.

Role Play L-13 Chulbul’s Tail 21st December 2017

A Role play activity on L-13 was conducted in all sections of grade-3 on 21st December2017. The students were divided into groups of four students. They decided amongst themselves which role they would enact. All the students were given ten minutes to prepare for the role play. They were already familiar with the story of Chulbul’s tail.

The students formed groups and each group had a discussion on how they would present the story. The students performed their parts with a lot of enthusiasm. This activity helped the students get a better understanding of the lesson. The students also got an opportunity for team-work and learned how to co-ordinate and work as a team.

Grade 3 Sports Day 20th December ’17

“All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.”  Sports are very important for developing a healthy and strong body. Sports play a great role in improving and maintaining health and fitness, improving mental skills and concentration level.

Sports day for Grade 3 was organised on 20th December 2017. The students were excited to take part in the various sports activities that had been planned for them. There were four different games in which the students competed. The first was the obstacle race. The next competition was the relay race with four participants in each team. The children showed team-spirit and cheered for all runners, encouraging each other to perform well in order to win the race. The third sport event was Knee ball in which the children had to balance a ball between their legs and run. The last competition was ‘See my score’.

The children were full of enthusiasm and each child participated in all the four categories. The winners were happy to have won in their respective events. The sports day energised all the students and was enjoyed by all.

Grade V Go On An Adventure trip 20th December 2017

On the morning of 20th December, the students of grade V came to school excited to set out on an adventurous journey to Camp Drona that is located in Badshapur, on the outskirts of the city. The students were zealous and all smiles as they reached the school and soon after their routine prayer they lined up to leave for the camp.

The students boarded the buses along with their teachers. Singing and sharing their snacks with their friends they reached the camp after a forty-minute drive. There they were divided class wise and handed over to their instructors, who took them under their wing giving them the secure feeling that they were going to have a safe and adventurous time.

The Students started with a warm up session followed by a wholesome Breakfast. Then the adventure started for them with activities and games like Zip line, Zorbing ball, Wall climbing, Commando net, Tug-of-war, Trekking, Tractor and Camel rides etc. The students were given demonstrations and instructions for each activity.

At around 1:30pm the children assembled for a hearty lunch.  A breather followed and they were back with their instructors for the final round of activities. A round of juice and biscuits was a welcome treat after this session of activities.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the session of DJ music and despite being tired danced with vigor.

This trip was thoroughly enjoyed by them.

Grade 1 Assembly on “Values” 13th December 2017

Value education means inculcating in the children humanism, a deep concern for the well being of others and the nation. This can be accomplished only when we instill in the children a deep feeling of commitment to values that would build this country and restore in the people pride in work that would result in order, security and assured progress.

The children of Grade I-E conducted the assembly on ‘Values’. They enjoyed reciting different poems on Honesty, Punctuality, Respecting elders, Importance of maintaining class rules etc. Through this assembly they could very well communicate to their fellow friends the importance of inculcating Values and good habits.

Grade 1 Math Activity on “Single Digit Multiplication” 19th December 2017

Students of all sections of grade I performed an activity on “Single Digit Multiplication”. Multiplication is one of the four elementary mathematical operations of Arithmetic; others being Addition, Subtraction and Division.

First the basic introduction and instructions were given to the children on how to perform the activity, so that they would be able to grasp the concept. Thereafter the activity was conducted. The children understood the concept of “Multiplication”. They also learned the tables of 2,3,4,5 and 10.

The children were engrossed in the activity thoroughly as it was a very new concept for them.

The children learnt the concept of “Multiplication” with more clarity through this activity.

Grade III Day Excursion To Camp Drona

A day long excursion was organized for the children of Grade III on 14th December 2017 at Camp Drona, Tikkling , Sohna Road, Gurugram.

Camp Drona was an ideal day excursion which provided the right picnic opportunity together with benefits of adventure training. Nature keeps us grounded, obstacles make us perseverant and adventure makes us tough. At camp Drona, these three factors combined to give the children a power packed experience that pushed them to challenge themselves, enhance their confidence and acquire new skills. The camp kept the students on their toes throughout the day with fun-filled activities and sports like-Climbing, Alpha Cross, Burma Bridge, Hamster Wheel, Zip line and many others.

The children also enjoyed camel rides as well as a tractor rides. The children also enjoyed making small clay pots on the potter’s wheel under the supervision of an experienced potter. They were treated to a sumptuous and nutritious breakfast and lunch which gave them the energy to march around the camp grounds in their respective groups with the team leaders who had been assigned to them.

The students had a joyful and enriching experience. It was a fun-filled day long excursion for the students.

A Day Filled With Adventure For Students Of VI-XI At Lohagarh 13th December 2017

Nearly 500 students of Grades VI-XI were taken on a Day Adventure trip to Lohagarh, Gurgaon.  The students reached the school in the morning in high spirits and the day too was bright and sunny – it was an ideal setting for a school picnic. They set off excitedly for the venue, accompanied by their class and subject teachers. At Lohagarh, the students were divided into groups and were assisted by the instructors of the Camp to try their skills at various adventurous activities under their expert guidance. They started with a warm up session followed by activities and games like Burma Bridge, Zip line, Zorbing, Commando Crawl, Artificial Wall Climbing, Commando Net, Camel Riding etc. The students were given demonstrations and instructions for each activity. All the students and teachers had abundant fun while engaging in all the challenging yet exhilarating activities.

A healthy and delicious breakfast was savored by all. In the afternoon, the children returned for a sumptuous and lavishly laid out lunch. After lunch, they were back for a final round of activities until 3 pm. Dancing with abandonment to the peppy numbers played by the DJ was a fitting end to the day-long adrenalin boosting activities enjoyed with gusto and fervor.

Grade II Time Activity 12 December 2017

An activity on the concept of time was conducted for the students of Grade-II on 12 December 2017. The students were told the times related to- ‘O’Clock’, ‘half past’, ‘quarter to’ and ‘quarter past’. The children were told to drag hands, as per the time told to them, on the Smart board.

All the students took interest in the activity and understood the concept very well. Their logical and analytical skills were brushed up through this activity and the concept of time became more clear and strong.

Spell Bee Exam Conducted for Grades I to XII 8th December 2017

“Spelling is important because it aids in reading. It helps cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters.”

With the objective of encouraging students to improve their spellings, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts, and develop use of correct English, the English department of Shalom Hills International School conducted the Spell Bee Exam on 8th December 2017 for the students of Grades I to XII.

This exam was one out of the numerous enjoyable activities that give students a platform to learn spellings in different ways. The purpose of administering such activities is to facilitate the children to read and write more effectively and expand their vocabulary.

The children participated earnestly in the Exam and the teachers were contended with their performance.

Grade V Annual Assembly

The eve of 23rd and 24th November 2017 was mesmerising for the audience as they embarked on a magical journey along with the students of Grade V. The occasion was graced by the presence of our Founder and Chairperson Dr. (Mrs.) Lily George, Vice Chairperson Dr. Dennis George, Director Mrs. Karishma George, the parents and grandparents of Grade V students.

The students offered the prayer in all humbleness and piety, showcased the love and care of Cindrella’s Fairy Godmother, the magic of Alladin’s lamp, the rescue of Sita and displayed their patriotic spirit through their enthralling dance performances.

On both the days the assembly began with the lighting of the lamp which was followed by the welcome speech by the Head Boy and Head Girl of the Primary Wing, extending a heartfelt gratitude to our exemplary leader and visionary MD Ma’am, on behalf of all the students of Grade V.

In the end the students came together with a spirit of patriotic boldness singing confident roars for one vision for one happy world. The assembly ended with a brief report of the laurels earned by the Shalomites amidst great applause, cheer and encouragement by the audience.

It would be unfair to not acknowledge the immense guidance provided by MD Ma’am with every intricate detail, right from its conceptualisation to its culmination, whether it was the costumes, jewellery, setting up of the stage and even the choreography. The assembly was a success as it had been envisaged and left everyone enchanted.

A Day of Music, Fun and Learning At Shalom

Shalomites had a fun-filled day when a Live Jam was performed for them by the Breakfree Tour, under the ‘Swachh Bhartiya Tour’ on December 9, 2017 at Shalom Hills International School. The band performed beat boxing and rock singing to the tune of the guitar accompanied by some dancing. The students and everyone had a gala time. Three of the Shalomites, known to be proficient at beat boxing themselves, were invited on to the stage for a short jam with the band. The synchronised beat boxing of the students with the expert performer of the band captivated everyone and held them in awe.

The Swachh Bhartiya Tour’s purpose of performing in front of the students was not just to entertain, but also to guide them on how each one of us should be a good human being within. They demonstrated through a short silent comedy, as to how imperative it is to stay pure at heart, and be generous towards other people.

Overall it was a great day for the students and they enjoyed it thoroughly.

Grade 1 Enjoys “Day Adventure Camp” 9 December 2017

Adventure sports for students are highly motivational and practical which are unlikely to be experienced in the normal classroom environment. It aims at increasing productivity, encourages students to work in different working environment, it builds team spirit, friendship and trust for each other. Adventure sports are physical activities which involve fitness and maintain the physical and mental balance of a student.

All students of Grade 1 enjoyed a Day Adventure Camp at Camp Tikkling. The students started early in the morning for the camp which exposed the young campers to a variety of challenging and exciting activities. Activities including zip line, hop scotch, swinging bridge, commando crawl, laser beam, rope ladder climbing tent pitching etc. helped to develop team spirit and personal strength in the students.

No camp activity is complete without food and music. The students enjoyed lip smacking breakfast, lunch and snacks which were provided by the camp organizers. The children enjoyed music and danced to their hearts’ content.

Overall it was fun filled day and a great learning experience for the children.

Grade II Fractions Activity December 5, 2017

The students of Grade-II were involved in a Math activity on Fractions. A fraction represents a part of a whole or any number of equal parts. In Latin ‘fractus’ means “broken”. The students were told how to equally divide any whole figure or size into equal portions. A fraction describes how many parts of a certain size are there. They were explained about various types of fractions starting from half, one-third then moving onto one-fourth, three-fourth, etc. They learnt how to make a whole by using different fractions like 2 halves or 4 quarters. Thus this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of fractions more clearly and evidently.

Outdoor Experiential Learning to Science Park for Grade 5 1st December 2017

Grade V students were taken for a visit to the Science Park on December 1, 2017. The experiential activity was a reinforcement session for all the students on the chapter ‘Force and Energy’, which helped the students develop a better understanding of the concept on the simple machines taught by adapting the ‘Learning by doing’ approach. The observation, analysis and logical reasoning were stressed upon.

The objective was also to strengthen their understanding of science, and help the young scientists to see the fun side of science too.

The following observations were made by the students:

  1. What are simple machines?
  2. Parts of a lever.
  3. Classes of lever.
  4. Relevance of lever in our daily lives.

Overall it was a fun learning experience and the students found it remarkable to discover the truth of scientific facts by themselves.

 

Grade-I Assembly 4th December 2017

The students of Grade-I conducted the assembly on December 4, 2017, which started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the Hindi Shlokas. One student spoke the thought of the week and another, the word of the week along with its meaning. This was followed by the news headlines.

The assembly was on the academics concepts presented in a playful manner. The children played games for tables of 2, 3, 4 and 5. They also presented an Action Word game, where a child performed an action while the others were supposed to guess and answer.

The children learned and recapitulated the concepts done in the class. The assembly ended with the students singing the Shalom Anthem and the National Anthem.

Grade I English Activity November 30, 2017

A verb is a very important part of any sentence. ‘Have’ is the root word and is used alongside the pronouns - I/You/We/They and plural nouns. ‘Has’ is used alongside the pronouns He/She/It and singular nouns. Generally has and have are present tense word.
To make children learn has and have in a playful way, an activity was planned for the students of Grade I. The children were given flashcards from which they had to make sentences using has/have.
They has have two pencils.

1.

They has have two pencils.


2
.

I has have comic books.

 

The activity helped the children to learn the concept with clarity and also how to use these verbs correctly. They enjoyed this post lesson activity and participated enthusiastically.

‘Market Scene’ Role Play Activity conducted 27th November 2017

The students of Grade III were involved in an activity where a market scene was created. A stationery shop was created with different items like pencil, marker, books, stapler etc. The students played the roles of buyers and sellers. The things were kept in the shop with their price tags. The students tried to buy things of their own choice by using dummy money. The activity helped them to analyze the different denomination of money better. They learnt how to add and subtract the amount.

The students really had fun and participated enthusiastically in the activity.

Assembly conducted by Grade III-H 21st November 2017

Grade III-H conducted the assembly on 21st November 2017 on the theme of ‘Good Manners’.

The assembly commenced with Warm Up exercises followed by the Lord’s Prayer & Shloka. The word of the week was told by Angel and the thought of the week by Navyah. The news of the day was updated by Shaurya Pathak. Shaurya Jain spoke about the vision of the school. Pledge of the day was monitored by Jiya. Riddhima and Moksh spoke about the importance of ‘Good manners’. The students of Grade III-H enthralled the audience with a small song presentation on happiness.

The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem.

Grade III Poem Composition Activity 21st November 2017

Poem composition activity was conducted for students of Grade III on 21st   November 2017. The students of all the sections of Grade-III participated in this activity. The children had already been informed in advance about the activity so that they could start preparing for it. The students were encouraged to write at least 5 to 6 lines using rhyming words on the topic of their choice.

The students were given A4 size pastel sheets to write their poems. They were encouraged to be creative. The students were enthusiastic about the activity. They had already decided their topic as well as the theme of their poem. A few students wrote about nature using rhyming words whereas  a few of them wrote about themselves describing their daily routine in poetic form. The students also wrote on the theme of “Mother Earth”. All the students decorated their sheets with beautiful drawings which further highlighted their poetry composition.

The activity was enjoyed by all the students. It gave them an opportunity to express their creative side. The students were happy to read out their compositions and also appreciated the poems composed and written by others.

Grade I English Activity on Verbs November 20, 2017

A verb is a very important part of any sentence. ‘Is, am and are’ are example of linking verbs. The primary auxiliaries - is, am and are, are used in the simple present tense to show the connection between the subject and a noun or adjective that comes after the verb.

To make children learn is/am/are in a playful way, an activity was planned for the students of Grade I. The children were given flash cards from which they had to make sentences using is/am/are.

1- Boy

is

am

are

tall.

 

2- Girls

is

am

are

beautiful.


The children enjoyed this post lesson activity and participated enthusiastically. They learnt the concept and also how to use these linking verbs.

Grade 1 Speaking Activity on Good Habits 17th November 2017

 A habit is something we do often. Children with good habits grow up healthy and happy. Good habits make us a good person. Everybody loves the person with good habits.

Today children of Grade I performed a speaking activity on Good Habits. Each child participated and spoke few lines on good habits. Few spoke about healthy food, few about keeping teeth clean and wearing clean clothes etc. Everybody participated with great zeal and shared their views about the same. Some students also spoke about magic words and how they create wonders.

The children enjoyed speaking on Good Habits. It not only built up their self- confidence on speaking on the given topic in front of their peers but also improved their vocabulary.

Grade-II Activity on “Has/Have/Had” 16th November 2017

The students of Grade II were taught verbs through an activity conducted in class. Have is one of those auxiliary verbs that can also be used as an ordinary (main) verb. When have is used as an auxiliary verb, it helps us to form the perfect and perfect continuous tenses. The easiest way to remember the correct use of has is that it is paired with the pronouns he, she, and it. It can also be used when you are referring to someone by name. It is important to note that has is only used with the third person singular pronouns.

The students of Grade II participated in the activity on the “Use of Has/Have/Had. They were given Flash cards with has/ have/ had written on them. They selected one of the cards and framed a grammatically correct sentence on their own. All the participants performed well and with keen interest. Thus, this activity helped the students to strengthen their concept on the topic and make it clearer.

Grade 1 Math Activity Related to “Shapes” 15 November ’17

Math activity related to “Shapes” was conducted for students of Grade-I on 15th November, 2017. First, a basic Introduction and instructions were given to the children about the activity, so that they would be able to grasp the concept. The children were given some cut-outs of different basic shapes i.e. circle, square, triangle, rectangle and oval.

The students were asked to paste the cut-outs in their notebooks. The purpose of the activity was to make them identify the different shapes present in the environment and to enable them to make different patterns i.e. rangoli, numbers in series, patterns in shapes etc.

They were explained about some solid shapes i.e. cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder, sphere etc., rolling and sliding shapes.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the fun filled learning activity and spent their day with experiential learning.

Special Assembly on Children’s Day 14th November ’17

In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November, as a tribute to the first Prime Minister of independent India, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru, on his birthday. He emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children. Many functions are organized in various schools.

The students of Grade 1 celebrated children’s day. All the children were engaged in fun throughout the day. They took part in many activities like games, dance, songs etc. Children got sweets from their respective class teachers as a token of love. They all were very happy and enjoyed this day.   

The assembly started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the Hindi Shlokas. One student spoke the thought of the week and another, the word of the week along with its meaning. This was followed by the news headlines. Thereafter, the students were told about the significance of Children’s Day in the assembly. This was followed by the Shalom Anthem and the National Anthem.

Children’s Day Celebration in SHIS 14th November’17

Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world to honour children globally. In India, Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, on the birthday of the first Prime Minister of independent India, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru. It was his love for children that made Indians to celebrate Children's day on his birthday. He emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children as he saw them as the bright future of India.

All over the country, various cultural and social institutions conduct competitions for children. Children's Day is seen as a day for the kids to engage in fun.

On this occasion, the students of Grade 1 and 2 were dressed in colourful clothes.  The students enjoyed some indoor activities and games like ludo, Name-place-animal-thing, etc on Children’s day. They were also told about the importance of celebrating the Children’s day. The students were shown an English cartoon movie. They were thrilled and amused to watch the movie. Thus, overall, the children’s day was a fun-filled and terrific day for them all.

Grade III “Cooking without Fire” Competition 14th Nov’2017

An activity of cooking without fire was conducted for students of Grade III on 14th November 2017. Students of all the sections of Grade III enthusiastically participated in this activity. The children had already been informed in advance to bring the necessary ingredients/materials for the activity.

Some children made bhelpuri, some sandwiches while a few made special varieties chaats. A few creative ones were seen making biscuit pudding whereas others made different kinds of salads. In all each and every classroom displayed many yummy and innovative dishes. The students had also given special names to their creations calling them Crunchy Monaco’s, Sunday delight Smoothie etc. The children were very proud of their creations and were eager for others to taste their dishes. Finally, five winners from each section were selected based on the presentation and taste of their dish.

The children enjoyed making as well as eating their dishes. They shared their food with each other and enjoyed the activity.

Grade-III English Activity 8th November 2017

An English activity on ‘Tenses: Simple present, past and future’, was held on 8th November 2017 in all sections of Grade-III. The aim of this activity was to reinforce the concept of tenses in the students. The students had to think of the different verbs which they wanted to use. They made three different sentences, one each in simple present, simple past and simple future. The students also made drawings with each sentence.

The activity helped the students understand the concept of simple present, past and future. They learnt to differentiate between the three tenses as well as their usage.              

Grade II English Activity-“If I were a Duck” 17th November 2017

Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water. Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots.
The students of Class-II were told to prepare few lines on “If I were a Duck” as an introductory activity for the Poem, “The Duck”. The students took part in the activity with great zeal and enthusiasm. They talked about the eating habits of the duck and tried to imagine what they would do as a duck. Each of them spoke very well, with full assurance and belief. Hence, this activity enhanced their speaking skills and made them more confident.

Shalomites Hone Their Debating Skills

With the support and direction of our Founder and Chairperson Dr. (Mrs.) Lilly George, the confidence of Shalomites is constantly developed by being exposed to various levels of competition. To develop the language and debating skills of the students, Ms. Kavita Bhardwaj and Ms. Arpita Nirmal, of the English department, organised - BEHES- Debate For All, a well-known debating platform for students, at various levels. A mini round of the debate was held at Shalom Hills International School, on November 18, and November 20, 2017, in the middle wing school basement. Prior to the event a workshop was organised on November 17, 2017, to facilitate and familiarise the students with the fundamentals of impactful debating.

The 84 participating students were divided into teams of three each and given topics to research upon. They worked really hard with their teams to improve their debating skills, including their body language and eloquence. Mock-debates were organised in the classes for the practice of the students.

On November 18, 2017, the teams underwent three rounds of debating, leading up to the quarter finals. By the end of the first day, eight teams were shortlisted for the semi-finals which took place on the second day of Behes, November 20, 2017.

After a tough competition, witnessed by all the participants, Kushagra Mishra, Nikhil Arya, and Bhavya Vashisht of IX-B were declared the winning team, among great cheer. The runner-up team comprising-Isha Nawariya, Anvisha Chopra, and Aditi Sahoo (VIII-A and VIII-B), top thirty best speakers and the best team name, were also felicitated. Irin Chatterjee (IX-E) was declared the best speaker of the entire event.

It was indeed, a great learning experience for the students.

Grade-1 EVS Group activity on “Collage Making” 16th November 2017–18

Collage making is one of the foundation art activities for childhood. ‘Sports Personalities’, was the topic for the collage making activity conducted in all the sections of Grade I

Children were divided into groups and provided with material and information brought from their homes and given by their class teacher. The children enjoyed assembling the pictures and information on a big chart paper. After the activity they made their collage more attractive by decorating it beautifully.

The children enjoyed making the collage. The activity proved to be an interesting way to gather and learn lot of information about sports personalities.

Recitation Competition On Light 24th October and 8th November 2017

Grade IV students had a recitation completion on the topic Light wherein they had to compose a poem on Light, themselves. They were given a time period of a week to prepare for the same. They could take any aspect of Light and write the poem.

The students were very excited about writing the poem and using rhyming words. On the day of the first round of the competition the students stunned their teachers with their creativity. Some sang their poem, some danced with the rhythm of the poem. All the participants were very charged up with their work. It was a tough decision to pick out the three winners from each section of Grade IV.

The second and final round of the competition was held on 8th November 2017 after the Grade IV weekly assembly.

We had two judges judging the competition- Mr. Adwin and Ms. Vandita Chugh. The criteria for judging were- creativity, articulation and presentation.                                                                                     

The students came on the stage section wise, introduced themselves and then started the recitation of their poem.

The judges were impressed by the calibre of the students and keeping in mind the judging criteria the judges declared five instead of only three winners.

The winners were:

1.  1st Position - Reeya Gaur of IVD

2.  2nd Position - Riya Jalaludeen and Dhriti Yadav of IVA

3.  3rd Position - Udyan Goyal of IVC and Bhavya Yadav of IVD

Grade-I Special Assembly on Gurpurab 6th November’17

Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. This is one of the most sacred festivals for the Sikhs. The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus.

The students of Grade I celebrated Gurpurab, one of the several auspicious religious festivals in Sikhism, to mark the Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev. The students of Grade I remembered the birth and philosophy of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The assembly commenced with the ‘Prabhat Feri’. Students chanted the Mool Mantra ‘Ek Om Kar’ from Guru Granth Sahib with a student explaining the meaning of the mantra.

The assembly started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the Hindi Shlokas. One student spoke the thought of the week and another, the word of the week along with its meaning. This was followed by the news headlines. Thereafter, the students were told about the significance of Gurpurab in the assembly. This was followed by the Shalom Anthem and the National Anthem.

Inter-Class Debate Competition conducted in Grade VII

Debate is a formal contest of argumentation between two teams or individuals. More broadly, and more importantly, debate is an essential tool for developing communication skills. More than a mere verbal or performance skill, debate embodies the ideals of reasoned argument, tolerance for divergent points of views and self-examination.

To make the students aware about the key trademark of Debate, Inter-Class Debate Competition on the topic GST- a game changer or a game spoiler was conducted by Ms. Meetu Mukherjee in all sections of Grade VII. The students of Grade VII C and VII D competed with each other. Similarly, Grade VII A and B; VII E and F had a competition against each other. The best part of the competition was that not only did it end in a healthy argument but also allowed us for a robust analysis of the question at hand.

Grade-I Activity on “Transport” 30th October 2017–18

To move or carry people, animals or goods from one place to another is called transport. The different modes of transport are air, water and land transport.

Children of Grade 1 performed an activity on transport today, where in they recognised flash cards for different modes of transport and spoke 2 lines about the same. They were very confident during the activity and spoke really well as their concept about the topic- Transport, is very clear.

‘SPIN-A-YARN’ Activity

A ‘Spin-a-Yarn’ was conducted in Grades VI-IX by the English department on October 30-31, 2017. The students were shown pictures by their English teachers in their respective periods, and asked weave interesting stories in any suitable way. One student began the story which was carried forward but the others one after the other, adding their own twists to the stories, creating something brilliant every time. The students created mind-swirling stories based on the given picture.

This activity helped hone the creativity and enhance the speaking skills of the students as well. Since everyone got a cue to speak, even the ones who are usually hesitant to express themselves came forward and exhibited their thoughts confidently. The classes enjoyed the activity thoroughly, and we got an insight to their vivid creativity. 

Gala Diwali Celebrations at Shalom

As the majority of India geared up to celebrate Diwali, the eagerly awaited annual festival of lights, joy and goodwill; Shalom Hills International School was also abuzz with the excitement and euphoria of being a part of the Diwali fiesta. Guided by the belief that education is incomplete without inculcating in the students a respect for India’s rich and varied culture and traditions, the students were involved in a plethora of thrilling activities. Diya decoration competition, Toran making competition, Inter-dynasty Rangoli making competition were some of the artistic activities organized for the students. The students also took out a procession to promote a clean Diwali by proclaiming the slogan of “Harit Diwali, Swacch Diwali”.
After the students had showcased their creativity, they enjoyed a sumptuous meal laid out for them and appeased their appetite. The high point of the festivities was the peppy music which had the students dancing with abandonment. The students had a gala time, a befitting beginning to the Diwali break.

Grade III Elocution Competition 7th Nov. 2017

An Elocution competition was held in Grade III on 7th November2017. The students were given different topics, as per their roll numbers, on which they had to speak for around two minutes each. Some of the topics that were given to the students were; Importance of Discipline, Punctuality in our Life, Respect every Individual, Importance of Golden Words such as Please, Sorry, Thank you, Importance of Self-confidence, Importance of Honesty etc.

The students had come well-prepared for the competition and spoke confidently on the given topic. At the end five best students were selected from each section. Overall this competition gave an opportunity to the students to express their views in front of others and speak confidently on the given topic. The students participated with a lot of enthusiasm.

Grade-2 Division as Equal Distribution Activity November 6, 2017

Division as equal distribution activity was conducted for the students of Grade-2 on 6th Nov. 2017. The students were explained the concept of division as equal distribution. They were asked to draw pictures; after that they were instructed to divide those pictures equally according to the questions asked. The logical and analytical skills were brushed up by this activity and the concept of division as equal distribution became more clear and strong.

Almanac Activity

“I look behind and after and find that all is right, in my deepest sorrows there is a soul of light.”- Swami Vivekanand beautifully describes in these lines the healing power and positivity that light brings to our lives. Stirring on this thought, on 6th November 2017, the young scholars of Grade V enthusiastically participated in an activity in which they had to create a short poem in their own words on ‘Light’. The budding poets and poetesses were given preparation time of about 45 minutes, post which they came forward one by one and presented their poems. This activity brought out the ingenuity of our young Shalomites. It gave us immense pleasure to see the children thinking, jotting down and framing rhyming sentences for this activity. And artists, as they naturally are, they took turns to meticulously and beautifully write down and present their poems in front of their respective English teachers. This activity was a combined effort of the teachers, students and parents to bring out the best of their kids. The students showed healthy competence among peers to not only present their best but at the same time help each other with ideas and vocabulary. The true spirit of Shalom was seen among the students during this activity as they displayed their work.

Pre-Activity of Lesson 13: A Voyage 2nd November 2017

Today the students of all the sections of Grade IV were involved in a pre-activity of lesson-13: A Voyage. They were asked the meaning of ‘Voyage’ most children did not know it, some answered saying it was a journey. The teacher explained that it was a journey by waterway or by water. The moment they understood the meaning of voyage they became excited and wanted to name the different types of water transport.

The students were divided into groups of six and asked to draw any water transport, colour it, write what they know about it, its salient features and then make a presentation of their work.

They all started off very enthusiastically and immediately amongst themselves decided on the water transport they were going to discuss. All the members of the groups had their work cut out. The drawing, colouring, decoration, writing and presentation were all divided according to choice and ability. Some water transports they drew were-boat, cruise ship, cargo ship, submarine.

During presentation they touched on features such as –weight, shape, usage, material used and cleanliness so that the speed does not slow down.

Their teamwork paid off as the presentation and the level of work done was very good. The students enjoyed this activity as it instilled in them the importance of teamwork and division of labour according to ability.

Grade I Special Assembly on Haryana Day 30th October 2017

A Special Assembly on Haryana Day was conducted on 30 October 2017 by the students of Grade I. The students were informed the reason for celebrating Haryana day and the importance of this day.  

The students were also told about many important and renowned celebrities from Haryana. Some of the students of Grade-I were dressed up as famous celebrities. The C.M of Haryana, Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar, was enacted by Parv. Aswari enacted Geeta Phogat, Amishi- BabitaPhogat while Garv enacted Sushil Kumar.

Bhavya, Chahat and Prince Yadav presented a poem in Haryanvi.  There was also a beautiful dance performance by Navya Yadav on a Haryanvi folk song.

The students enjoyed all the performances and gained knowledge about the state of Haryana.

Grade I Inter-Dynasty Poem Recitation Competition 30 October 2017

The students of Grade I participated in an Inter-dynasty Poem Recitation Competition. The students showcased their recitation abilities and developed an appreciation for poetry. Poetry recitation encompasses skills like speech development, expression of feelings, as well as building stage confidence.

The children recited beautiful and unique poems based on the theme “Happiness”.  The poems were recited with proper stress and intonation, and actions using appropriate props. Overall it was a healthy competition with all the dynasties performing extremely well.

The poems left a significant impact on the minds of the young learners. This recitation motivated the students and also helped them to develop their literary skills.

Grade II Assembly and Inter-Dynasty Poem Recitation Competition 27th October’17

Happiness is a mental and emotional state of well-being which can be defined by a range of emotions from contentment to intense joy. It refers to good flourishing life.   Happy people spread happiness everywhere.

The students of Grade II conducted a special assembly on “Happiness”. The assembly started with the Lord’s Prayer in English followed by the Hindi prayer, the Shlokas. One student spoke the thought of the week and another word of the week with its meaning. Next the students were updated with the news headlines. This was followed by the Shalom Anthem and the National Anthem.

Thereafter, an inter-dynasty poem recitation competition was organised on the theme of “Happiness”. The students enthusiastically recited different poems on the topic and spread happiness.

The competition was won by Manasi from Maple Dynasty. Mayank Verma from Oak Dynasty bagged the second position, while the third position was shared by Anushka and Paridhi from Cedar Dynasty from Ebony Dynasty respectively.

Facts Family- Activity on Division 25th October’2017

The students of Grade III were involved in an activity on Division facts in which they were provided with circles. They made three folds of the circle and were asked to select any two numbers from 2 to 9. Then they wrote these numbers on the face of the folded circle. On the third fold they were asked to write the product of the two selected numbers. Under the folds, they wrote two facts of multiplication and division each.

It was a pleasure to see concept clarity and application in the students as most of them were able to write accurate facts. The students really had fun and were able to grasp the concept better.

Slogan Writing Activity

As part of the CBSE ‘Paryatan Parv’, the students from Grade VI to X participated in the Slogan Writing Activity. The theme of the activity was tourism with sub topics like

  • Role of tourism in the mutual understanding and social harmony
  • Tourism brings economic and social prosperity
  • Education and tourism move hand in hand
  • Environmentally sustainable tourism
  • Tourism promoting plurality of cultures 

All the classes chose their own respective subtopics to write slogans. The students created captivating slogans, under the guidance of their teachers.The idea was to ignite students’ cognitive skills and combine creativity so that they learn to express their views on the chosen topic using attractive words.

As a result all the students put their best effort and decorated the simple paper with some really wonderful thoughts. The activity exhibited students’ artistic, creative and articulation skills as they expressed themselves so explicitly .The combination of words to express their ideas was collated with their writing skills.

 All the students enjoyed doing the activity. It was an opportunity for the teachers to peep into the thought process and talent of the students .The slogans created by them is an awakening with message to all of us about how to become a responsible tourists. 

Grade III-A Assembly 7th November 2017

Grade III-A conducted the assembly on 7th November 2017, on the theme of ‘Gurpurab’.

The assembly commenced with Warm Up exercises, followed by the Lord’s Prayer & Shloka by Aadhya Mohan and Aadhya Singh. The Pledge of the week was spoken by Krish Singhal and the thought of the week by Parnika Singh. This was followed by a poem on Gurpurab by Eliora Stephen and Parnish Kaur. Aashna Mathur and Saanvi Seth then gave a small presentation on the meaning of ‘Gurpurab’. They spoke about the Observance of this day and the grand celebrations held on this day. The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem.

Grade 1 Maths Activity on “Skip Counting” 12th October 2017–18

The students of all the sections of Grade 1 were involved in an activity on “Skip Counting”. First a basic introduction and instructions were given to the children for the activity, so that they would be able to grasp the concept.

Skip counting is a technique of mathematics that is taught as a kind of multiplication. This technique is called by twos. One example was shown by the Teacher.

There after activity was conducted, through which the children understood the concept of “Skip Counting”.

They also learned how to skip numbers made on the floor from 2,4,6,10 and so on..

The children were engrossed in the activity thoroughly as it was a very new concept for them and found it very interesting.

Diwali Celebrations 17th October’2017

Diwali festivities begin with Dhanteras which fell on October 17 this year. It is marked by people worshipping Goddess Lakshmi and buying metal utensils and ornaments for prosperity. Diwali or Deepawali is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. It is celebrated by not just Hindus but people from different religions all over India as well as the world. Perhaps because of the pomp and show that is involved and the traditional lighting of earthen Diyas with Diwali, the festival is also known as the Festival of Light. Deepawali means "a row of lights".

On 17th October2017, the students of Grade III came dressed in traditional attire for the fun-filled special Diwali fiesta organised for them. The dance party had the students dancing to all the popular numbers. After the dance party there was a food fest.

The students then returned to their classes and made beautiful wall hanging of diyas. There was an air of festivity everywhere. The students were shown the movie‘Tube-light’ after completion of their Diwali activity. All the students enjoyed the Diwali celebrations and had a fun-filled day.

Grade 1 Math Mania Activity 16th October 2017

Mental maths is the process of doing the mathematical calculations in mind, without using pencil or fingers.

Children today did recapitulation of the entire concepts done till date. As it was an Inter- dynasty Competition, they were seated accordingly. A PPT was shown to them in Quiz form on the topics-addition, subtraction, before, after, and between numbers, place value, which was followed by a question-answer session. They all performed very well. The purpose of this activity was to enhance the mental ability and to create an environment where they could get detailed information about the concept and learn in a better way.

The children enjoyed the activity and gained confidence in answering different types of related questions.

Grade III S. St. Activity 24th October 2017

The students of Grade III participated in a Social Studies Role Play Activity on 24th October, 2017, on the theme of “culture, tradition, festivals and dressing style of the state to which they belong”. The main aim of the activity was to encourage students to give presentation of their assigned role creatively, innovatively and confidently in front of the class.

The students were asked to prepare individually for the role-play, speak about the state to which they belong and enact about it using props in the class. The best five presentations from each section were awarded with certificates. The students enthusiastically participated in the activity using beautifully made props and were very confidently enacted their roles.

The activity helped to enhance the logical, Spatial and Interpersonal skills of the students. Overall, it was a very interesting, competitive and informative session for the children. 

Special Assembly on Compassion

“Compassion is Far Nobler Than Pity”, this was the topic of the special assembly presented by Grade VF on 12th October,2017. Sincere and zealous efforts were shown by the students to make their class assembly a success. Their intent was to reach out to the students and teachers and make known the meaning of ‘Compassion’. The assembly began with the Lord's Prayer followed by the Shloka, and vision and mission of the school. The news headlines were read out. A short skit on the chosen topic was very nicely presented by the students, and in light of the class assembly theme the students sang a special song ‘Heal the World’ by Michael Jackson.

The skit enacted by the students, portrayed a conversation between an old monk and his disciple, where the master explains the meaning of compassion to his disciple with the help of a scene that is going on, on the street. He emphasizes that “to understand compassion we should understand that all beings are the same and suffer in a similar way. We should honour all who suffer and know that we are neither separate nor superior to anyone.” It is worth noting that ‘When fear touches someone’s pain it becomes pity, but when love touches someone’s pain it becomes compassion’. The hard work and unfeigned efforts of the students resulted in a captivating assembly that was appreciated by all.

Special Assembly on Diwali 13th October’17

Diwali or Deepawali is a festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn. It spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.  

The students of Grade II had a special assembly on the occasion of Diwali. The assembly started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the Hindi Shlokas. One student spoke the thought of the week and another, the word of the week along with its meaning. This was followed by the news headlines. Thereafter, the students were told about the significance of Diwali in the assembly.

The students also sang a Diwali song on this occasion. This was followed by the Shalom Anthem and the National Anthem. Thus the students learnt the importance of Diwali celebration and that they should say no to “Crackers” as they cause a lot of pollution. Overall, the assembly set the mood for the festival with the students excitedly looking forward to the occasion.

Grade III Inter-class Diwali Decoration Competition 13th October 2017

Diwali or Deepawali is one of India's biggest festivals. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated by Indians with great joy. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops; worship Lord Ganesha for good welfare and prosperity and Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom.  

To celebrate this auspicious occasion an Inter-class Decoration Competition was organised on 13th October 2017.  The students were asked to bring any waste material example: bangles, cds, plastic spoons, plastic bottles, straws, and old cards etc, for Diwali decoration of their respective classes. The students showed a lot of enthusiasm to participate in the class decoration. They made decorative lamps out of coloured sheets of paper, coloured the old plastic glasses, spoons, etc and displayed great creativity and innovation in using the materials brought by them. 

There was an air of festivity everywhere as students of each section along with their teachers decorated the classes. At the end of the stipulated time, the judges visited each class to judge the decorations and declared the winners. The classes that emerged as the winners of the competition were:

1st position: III G

2ND position: III C

3rd position: III B  

Grade I Post Activity on “Describing Words ” October 11, 2017

Adjectives are describing words. They tell us more about a noun and make a difference between dull writing and interesting writing.

Describing word activity was planned for all sections of Grade I. The children were called with their best friend and speak a few lines about their best friend. The children were very excited to describe their friend. They spoke candidly like “My friend is tall. My friend is good etc.”

The children enjoyed the activity thoroughly. They learned new words. They also learned to express themselves in a better way.

Speaking activity always enhances the student’s confidence and learning and creates interest in knowing the concept thoroughly.

Grade II Activity on Helping Verbs 12th October, 2017

An activity related to understanding the concept of Helping Verbs (is, am and are) was conducted in all the sections of Grade II. The students were asked to choose the cards of helping verbs from the table and frame sentences with the verbs written on the card they had chosen. The children participated in the activity with a lot of interest and enthusiasm. The given activity helped the students to gain clarity about the concept of helping verbs 

Assembly Conducted by Class III- D 10th October ’2017

Class III- D conducted the assembly on 1Oth October 2017, on the theme of ‘Sharing and Caring’.

The assembly commenced with Warm Up exercises followed by the Lord’s Prayer & the Shloka. The Pledge of the day was monitored by Anshika Yadav and the Thought of the week was delivered by Megha Jain. This was followed by the News of the day being read by Neev. The students then spoke few quotes on ‘Sharing and Caring’ followed by a short speech on the subject by Ashlyn, Priya and Pranika. A short and sweet song on sharing among friends by Lakshita, Suhani, Siya and Saanchi, livened the atmosphere. Last but not the least, all the students of Class of III- D participated in reciting a small poem on sharing and caring among family members.

The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem.

Drop in the Bucket Activity 9th October 2017

The students of Grade III were involved in an activity in which they played with the types of fractions. The various fractions indicating different types were placed in the shape of a drop. The students were supposed to pick fractions from the drop and place them in the correct bucket. Various buckets placed below were indicating different types of fractions. The activity helped the children to analyze the fraction concept better. The students really had fun and were eager to do more at the closure of it.

Activity on L-12: ‘Rain in Summer’ 11th October’2017

An activity on L-12, ‘Rain in Summer’,  was conducted on 11th October ‘2017. After a hot summer, rain is always welcome. The poem, ‘Rain in Summer’, describes the beauty of rain after a hot summer day. The pitter-patter of raindrops makes us happy and cheerful. The students read the poem before the activity started and an explanation of the poem was given. The students did this activity with a lot of enthusiasm. They made beautiful drawings of a rainy day in their grammar notebook. They also picked out five rhyming words from the poem. The children developed a better understanding of the poem   through this activity.

Role Play Competition - ‘My Favourite Natural Resource’ October 10, 2017

‘My Favourite Natural Resource’ was the theme of the Role Play Competition held in Grade IV. The students were given prior information about this competition and they were looking forward to it enthusiastically.
The students were allowed to bring props and speak about their favourite natural resource. The most favourite resource chosen by the majority of the students was water- its sources, uses and importance in our life. The students demonstrated the depth of their knowledge by talking about Fossil Fuels, their making and finished products along with names and also their ore’s. Harnessing the wind and the Sun’s energy was also a resource which the students touched upon. The forests and their importance to our ecology; Deforestation and its disastrous effect on our planet, were some other natural resources the children spoke about. They spoke as if they themselves were the resource and how they felt about our world and how we as humans were affecting their role in nature.
The students were in a competitive mood and essayed out their roles with great enthusiasm and eagerly awaited the result.
The competition was colourful, informative, innovative and fun.

Grade III-E Assembly 3rd October ’2017

Grade III-E conducted the assembly on 3rd October 2017 on the theme of ‘Discipline’.

The assembly commenced with Warm Up exercises followed by the Lord’s Prayer & Shloka. The thought of the week and pledge of the day were read out by Subhanshi and Anvi. The news of the day was updated by Garvita. The students then gave a small presentation on the meaning of ‘Discipline’ and how it plays an important role in our life.  A short speech on discipline was delivered by Asmita. Then Charvi spoke a few lines on Gandhi Jayanti and Deepshikha sang a song to make the assembly livelier.

The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem being sung with great fervour.

Grade II Collage Making Activity on Seasons 4th October 2017

A collage making activity related to understanding the lesson-‘Seasons’ was conducted in all the sections of Grade II. The students were asked to paste cut outs of different types of seasons on a chart paper. Great enthusiasm was observed in the students during the activity. The given activity helped the students understand the concept of different types of seasons clearly.

Grade II Activity on Verbs 26th September, 2017

An activity related to understanding the concept of verbs was conducted in all the sections of Grade II. The students were asked to identify and circle the verbs in a paragraph which was given to them to write in their notebooks.

The children participated in the activity with a lot of interest and enthusiasm. The given activity helped the students understand the concept of verbs in a fun way.

Assembly Conducted by Grade III-F 26th September 2017

Grade III-F conducted the morning assembly on 26th September 2017 on the theme of ‘Dussehra’.

The assembly commenced with Warm Up exercises, followed by the Lord’s Prayer & Shloka. The word of the week was informed by Rishita Mathur and the thought of the week by Ishanvi Saini. The news of the day was updated by Gauri. The students then recited a small poem on ‘Dussehra’. They spoke about the significance of Dussehra and why it is celebrated. Bhaavya Rastogi and Adithya Sunil spoke about the ‘Victory of Good over Evil’. This was followed by the display of the art work and paintings of the students.

The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem.

Grade III English Calligraphy Competition Held on 3rd Oct’2017

Handwriting contributes to reading fluency because it activates visual perception of letters. Writing improves understanding. A good hand-writing can beautify the whole text material. An English calligraphy competition was organised for Grade III students on 3rd October2017. The students were given sheets of paper on which they had to write a given passage on Mahatma Gandhi. The students wrote the passage neatly on the given sheets. They were judged on the basis of neatness and beautiful hand-writing. A few children wrote in print whereas others wrote in cursive. Best three children were selected from each section. 

The activity encouraged the children to develop a beautiful hand-writing.

Grade I Dusshera Celebration 27 September,2017

Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is a major Indian festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. The day is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama.
To make Dussehra celebration more interesting, an activity was planned for the students of all the sections of Grade I.
The children made masks of ‘Hanuman’, their favourite character. The cutouts of Hanuman were given on which they pasted a crown and his monkey mouth. They coloured the mask of ‘Hanuman’ artistically. The children enthusiastically participated in the activity. They were excited to know the reason behind the celebration of Dussehra and also how good won over evil.
This activity helped the children to learn about mythological characters and imbibe the message of peace and love.

Grade V Dusshera Activity

‘Good wins over Evil!’ to engrave this thought in the hearts of our young artists, a mask-making activity was held on 26th September, 2017 for the Grade V students. The students enthusiastically participated in this activity to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Dusshera. They duplicated a mask, that was beautifully crafted by our Art & Craft Teacher Mrs.Rakhi Srivastava, to the best of their abilities. The mask portrayed the image of Lord Ram adorned with a crown and jewellery displaying his royalty and beauty.

The craft material i.e the outline of the masks, the crown and jewellery cut-outs on glitter foam sheets were prepared by the respective class teachers and provided to the students. The children had a wonderful time adding fine details to their masks to make it look attractive. They made holes, through which their eyes could peep and they made outlines to give the mask a proper look of the face. The students spent an hour displaying their creativity and originality of ideas. By the end of the activity they felt accomplished and each one cheerfully waved and wore his/her mask.

The Dusshera celebrations continued and on 27th September, 2017 with a Special assembly conducted by the students of Grade V-C, under the guidance of their class teacher, Mrs.Neetu Dhiman. The students enacted a scene from ‘Ramayan’ and the audience relived the era of Lord Ram and King Dashratha. The students returned to their classes having learnt lessons from the lives of Lord Ram, Sita, Laxman and even Ravana. While the regular periods continued in the primary wing, the spirit of Dusshera was still afresh among the students and hence before the day ended the students spent an hour watching the movie ‘Ramayan’, in their respective classes. The students and teachers exchanged wishes and soon everyone dispersed for home looking forward to the Dusshera break to celebrate the festival with their near and dear ones.

Grade I & II Celebrate Dussehra 27th September’17

Dussehra also known as Vijaydashami celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the Lanka King Ravana. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Ashvin and culminates a 9 day fasting period of Navratri in the Hindu culture. The day also coincides with the immersion of the idol of Goddess Durga. It is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama. The day also celebrates the killing of demon Mahishasur by Goddess Durga. Dussehra celebration spreads the message of the victory of ‘Good over Evil’.

The students of Grades I and II were dressed in colourfull traditional apparels to mark the occasion. The students also watched the video presentation on Dussehra. The students of Grade II presented a skit on “Ramayan” in English. This made them understand the reason behind Dussehra celebration. They also made a Ravana using glitter paper ice-cream spoon. This activity filled the students with excitement, passion and zeal.

Grade III Dussehra Celebrations 27th September’2017

India is known as the land of festivals and celebrations. Dussehra is an important festival which is celebrated all over India. Dussehra is also called Vijayadashami and is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. It is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. Dussehra celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana.

A mask making activity was organized as part of the Dussehra celebrations in all the sections of Grade III on Septaember 27, in which the students made the mask of Ravan. The students were given sheets of paper cut in the form of Ravan’s face. The students drew the face of Ravan on the circular sheets given to them. The children also pasted a crown on Ravan’s head which was made of colourful silver sheet. The children made outlines with pencils on the mask. This was a fun-filled activity and the students participated in it with a lot of enthusiasm.

Grade III Dussehra Celebrations 27th September’2017

India is known as the land of festivals and celebrations. Dussehra is an important festival which is celebrated all over India. Dussehra is also called Vijayadashami and is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. It is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. Dussehra celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana.

A mask making activity was organized as part of the Dussehra celebrations in all the sections of Grade III on Septaember 27, in which the students made the mask of Ravan. The students were given sheets of paper cut in the form of Ravan’s face. The students drew the face of Ravan on the circular sheets given to them. The children also pasted a crown on Ravan’s head which was made of colourful silver sheet. The children made outlines with pencils on the mask. This was a fun-filled activity and the students participated in it with a lot of enthusiasm.

Grade III Dussehra Celebrations 27th September’2017

India is known as the land of festivals and celebrations. Dussehra is an important festival which is celebrated all over India. Dussehra is also called Vijayadashami and is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. It is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. Dussehra celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana.

A mask making activity was organized as part of the Dussehra celebrations in all the sections of Grade III on Septaember 27, in which the students made the mask of Ravan. The students were given sheets of paper cut in the form of Ravan’s face. The students drew the face of Ravan on the circular sheets given to them. The children also pasted a crown on Ravan’s head which was made of colourful silver sheet. The children made outlines with pencils on the mask. This was a fun-filled activity and the students participated in it with a lot of enthusiasm.

Grade IV Special Assembly On Dusshera

On 27th September, 2017. the Dusshera celebrations continued and the day began with a Special assembly conducted by the students of Grade IVC, under the guidance of their class teacher, Mrs.Shruti Barawal. The students enacted a synopsis of the ‘Ramayan’ and the audience relived through the era of Lord Ram and his exile, abduction of Sita and her subsequent saving along with the killing of Ravana (the main event).

The students returned to their classes to carry on the day with their regular periods in the primary wing, the spirit of Dusshera was still afresh among the students and hence before the day ended the students spent an hour watching the movie ‘Ramayan’, in their respective classes. The students and teachers exchanged wishes and soon everyone dispersed for home looking forward to the Dusshera break to be with their families and friends.

Grade IV Dusshera Activity held on 26th September, 2017

‘Good Triumphs Over Evil’ is the theme of this festive season. Carrying forward this theme, our young students of grade IV participated in a mask making activity held on 26th September, 2017. to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Dusshera.

A Ravan Mask was to be made by them. They were given cutouts of the mask, moustache, and some jewellery  preparedby their class teachers. They put it together matching the designing done by their Art and Craft teacher Ms. Rakhi Srivastava. The little artists added their individual touches to make the Demon King’s mask look real and lifelike. They outlined the eyes and the face to make it look more authentic. They spent about ¾ of an hour creating their Ravan Mask.

They ended the activity by showing off the originality of their ideas by fixing a pencil to the mask  and putting it on their faces, playing and waving it about

Dussehra Assembly Conducted by Class IV C on 26th September’2017

The Students of Class- IV C presented Dussehra Assembly on 26th September’17 in the primary wing basement. The assembly commenced with warm up exercises followed by the Lord’s Prayer and Shloka. Anirvaanya Aggarwal was anchoring the first half of the assembly while Jiya anchored the remaining part of the assembly. All the students of the class participated in the assembly, where few students started with the session and around 15 enacted the skit, spoken the speeches, song, poem etc. while the remaining class concluded the assembly. Students participated in the skit on the topic “Dussehra” and showed how the struggle between the forces of good and evil, and the eventual victory of good over evil, “The Basic Theme of Ramayana”.
Students actively participated in the assembly while students in audience thoroughly enjoyed the session. Certificates were also given for the winners of Kriyakalaap – Hindi Diwas held on 19th September 2017. The assembly was concluded with the Shalom Anthem.

Grade I Mystery Bag Activity on Describing Words September 25, 2017

Adjectives are describing words. They tell you more about a noun. They make a difference between dull writing and interesting writing.

For getting more clarity on the topic an interesting activity was conducted in all the sections of Class 1, named Mystery Bag Activity.

In this activity, a bag was filled with attractive items like pen, pencils, balls, toys etc by the teacher. The teacher kept this bag in front of the students and uttered – “What a surprise?”

The students were called in groups of four and were told to put their hand inside the bag to take out any one thing from it. They were given one minute to think about that object before describing it in their own words. For example if the item taken out was a red small car, then the child described it in the following manner –

“This is a red car.”

“This is a small car.”

The mystery bag has long been a favourite activity of the children. With this activity the children enhance their vocabulary and imbibe the concept more enthusiastically and interestingly.

Show and Tell Competition 26th September, 2017

A Show and Tell Competition was conducted in all the sections of Grade III on 26th September, 2017. The students were asked to bring any article of their interest example newspaper, book, toy etc. The students came well prepared for the competition. A few students were also dressed up as the article about which they spoke. One student dressed up as an apple, another as a doctor. A few students made innovative charts on general knowledge, seasons to show and talk about in class. The other useful objects that the students brought and talked about in class were newspaper, story-books, paper-bags, toy mobile etc. A few students also brought their favourite toys and spoke about them.
The judgement was done on the basis of innovation, creativity and over-all presentation. The students participated in the show and tell activity with a lot of enthusiasm. Based on their performance five students were selected as winners from each section.

Grade 1 Place Value Activity 25th September, 2017

To acquire more clarity on the concept of ones and tens the children were involved in an activity on Place Value.

Place value is one of the key concepts in mathematics curriculum and very important for simple computation in everyday life.

To teach students the value of ones and tens Abacus is a handy tool. The children performed the activity by coming individually and placing the numbers given to them as per their place value.

The children learned the place value concept in an easy, playful, enjoyable and lucid way.

Post Activity of “The Dragon Who Couldn’t Breathe Fire”

Despite its obvious popularity, Fantasy is well suited to smaller kids. Fairy tales teach children critical thinking that good always triumphs. Fairy tales help to instill in children an understanding of right and wrong, not through direct teaching but implication.

Keeping this in view and to break the monotony of reading and writing, all the children of Grade 1 participated in  a role play of the Fantasy characters based on the lesson “The Dragon Who Couldn’t Breathe Fire”. The children were given characters from the lesson to enact. They played various characters, like Sniffle, Patches Kind witch etc. Most of the children enacted Sniffle, the dragon. The children enjoyed the activity thoroughly and the entire class was completely involved in the activity.

This activity not only helped the children in revising the lesson in a fun way but at the same time helped to develop their critical thinking and to develop feelings of empathy.

Activity on Collective Nouns 21st September’2017

An activity on collective nouns was conducted in all the sections of grade-III on 21st September’ 2017. This was a pre-activity which was done to introduce the concept of collective nouns to the students. The students were asked to write four collective nouns and draw their pictures.

The students did this activity with a lot of enthusiasm. They made beautiful drawings in their grammar notebook. The children developed a better understanding of the concept of collective nouns through this activity.

Assembly conducted III-G 19th September 2017

Grade III-G conducted the morning assembly on the theme of ‘Road Safety’ on 19th September 2017.

The assembly commenced with Warm Up exercises and was followed by the Lord’s Prayer & Shloka recital. The word of the week was spoken by Hiten and the thought of the week by Aadya. The students were then updated with the news of the day by Aishita. The class students next gave a small presentation on road safety rules. They spoke about the importance of following these rules. Monal and Chakshan recited a poem on road safety.

This was followed by the presentation of certificates to the winners of the Art and Craft Competition.

The assembly concluded with the students enthusiastically singing the Shalom Anthem.

Jumbled operators Activity 19th September’2017

The students of Grade III were involved in an activity on mathematical operators in which they were asked to swap the given operator according to predefined rules. The students solved the simple problems on mathematical operators which were complicated by the swap of the operator itself. The students did this activity individually and found it pretty interesting and creative. They participated with full zeal and enthusiasm and were eager to continue it further post the closure.

Grade II Role Play on Historical Event 8th September 2017

Role play is the act of imitating the character and behaviour of someone who is different from you. It involves assuming a role different from oneself.

Role play was conducted on the topic of “Historical Event” in all sections of Grade II. The students depicted the life of various freedom fighters like- Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmi bai, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, and Mahatma Gandhi.      

The students performed their roles beautifully and also depicted their life events with great conviction. They also dressed very magnificently as their chosen freedom fighter. The Role Play activity helped the students to know about the lives of the freedom fighters and draw inspiration from them. The students were excited and thrilled to see the different role-plays enacted by others. 

Grade 1 Activity on “Shelter” 6th September, 2017–18

 We build houses for our shelter and safety. Houses can be of different shapes and sizes built with different kinds of materials. The house we live in is our home. Houses protect us from heat, rain, wind, dust and animals. We live in a house with our family. A house gives us shelter and keeps us safe. People live in different types of houses. There are many houses like pucca house, kutcha house, flat, tents, caravan, house boat, igloo etc.

Once the concept of types of houses was clear, the children of Grade 1 were excited to draw and colour Kuchacha House and Pucca House on their own. They enjoyed doing the activity of drawing and colouring the Kuchcha house and Pucca House.

The children showcased their creative  skills in drawing and colouring and came up with amazing art work.

Grade III Group Activity on Metro Cities (Delhi and Mumbai) 13th September 2017

The goal of this activity was to monitor student learning and to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by facilitators to improve their learning skills.

In order to keep this aligned, group activity on metropolitan cities (Delhi and Mumbai) was conducted in all the sections of Grade III .The class was divided into five groups. Each Group was given a sheet and were told to paste pictures of different monuments and write details about the importance of each of them.  Then one representative from each group was told to share the information which they had written about different monuments. This activity enhanced the knowledge of the students about the metro cities.

The activity helped the students in their concept building and kept them engrossed throughout the learning session.

Hindi Divas: Doha Recitation Competition 14th September ’2017

Hindi Divas is celebrated annually on 14th September in India. It serves to promote and propagate the Hindi language. Its importance is demonstrated by feasts, events, competitions and other services held on this day. The event also serves as a patriotic reminder to the Indian population of their common roots and unity.

To celebrate this day the students of Grade 3 participated in Inter-class Doha Recitation Competition. The students recited dohas by various famous Hindi poets like Kabir and Rahim. The preparation for the competition had started a week back. All the students of Grade III, practiced in the competition by reciting different dohas and verses. The children had come dressed in colourful kurta pyjamas .They had made interesting props to highlight their recital. There were props in the shape of clouds, fans etc. One student was also dressed up as the famous poet Rahim.

The students recited their dohas with a lot of enthusiasm. One child from each section also explained the meaning of the verses. All the sections performed well. The result of the competition was announced at the end with the First position going to III F, Second position to III C and the Third position to III E.

Assembly Conducted by Grade III-H 12th September 2017

The theme of the assembly conducted by the students of Grade III-H on 12th September 2017 was ‘Friendship’.

The assembly commenced with Warm Up exercises. It was followed by the Lord’s Prayer & Shloka. The word of the week was spoken by Krish Yadav and the thought of the week by Darsh. After the reading of the news of the day by Moksh, the students gave a small presentation on the meaning of ‘Friendship’ and highlighted its importance. Viaan and Saanvi spoke about the meaning of true friendship.

This was followed by a poem being recited on ‘Friends’.

The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem.

SHIS Celebrates Hindi Diwas

The students and staff of Hindi Department of Shalom Hills International School (SHIS) celebrated ‘Hindi Divas’ on September 14, 2017 in the school with great fervor. A special assembly was organized. The program started with the children melodiously singing the Saraswati Vandana. This was followed by the students of class IX presenting street plays on “Badalta Bharat” and “Saur Urja”. Through their acting they explained the importance of solar energy and how India is changing. The children also gave speeches to highlight the importance of Hindi in the country. They recited many poems in Hindi and spoke on the importance of the language in contemporary society. They presented “Hasya Kavita” that enthralled the entire audience. A slogan writing competition was organized in the sixth grade in which the children participated with great enthusiasm.  

The event ended with everyone energetically singing the National Anthem ‘Jana Mana Gana’ displaying national Integration and unity in diversity. 

Lastly, the HOD of Department of Hindi Smt. Lalita Yadav thanked everyone for their enthusiastic participation. 

The events helped to develop creativity, confidence, dramatic abilities and analytical thinking.

Grade 1 Role Play on Historical Event 1st September, 2017

Role play is a technique that allows students to explore realistic situation by interacting with other people in a managed way.

Going with this technique, Role play was conducted in all sections of Grade I. The children played the role of various freedom fighters like- Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmi bai, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, Mahatma Gandhi, and incidents of their life.       

The children participated enthusiastically and beautifully enacted their roles dressed as their chosen freedom fighter. The Role Play activity helped the students to get an insight into the lives of the freedom fighters and draw inspiration from them. They thoroughly enjoyed the activity. 

Grade 1 Role Play on Historical Event 1st September, 2017

Role play is a technique that allows students to explore realistic situation by interacting with other people in a managed way.

Going with this technique, Role play was conducted in all sections of Grade I. The children played the role of various freedom fighters like- Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmi bai, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, Mahatma Gandhi, and incidents of their life.       

The children participated enthusiastically and beautifully enacted their roles dressed as their chosen freedom fighter. The Role Play activity helped the students to get an insight into the lives of the freedom fighters and draw inspiration from them. They thoroughly enjoyed the activity. 

Grade II Math Activity August 6, 2017

The students of Grade II performed a Math activity on money. They were informed about the Indian currency and the different types of notes and coins available. The students were required to paste different denominations of notes and coins in their note books and calculate the total amount. This activity helped them to understand the process of transaction and summation. The students participated in the activity with great eagerness and zeal.

Grade I Inter-Class Patriotic Song Competition 25thAugust, 2017–18

The spirit of patriotism is important for understanding the true value of Independence, and patriotic songs for kids are the best means to do so. Patriotic songs fill our hearts with patriotic fervour and inculcate a sense of fulfilment and responsibility towards our country.

All sections of Grade I participated in the Inter-Class Patriotic Song Competition which was held in the middle school basement. All the classes performed very well with full energy and with love in their hearts for the country. Our music teachers prepared them for the singing competition and guided them on how to perform. Their hard work was well reflected in the performances of the students. The honourable judges were Ms. Garima, Ms Adrejaand and Mr. Rakesh .They appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants and the children enjoyed the competition. The winners were excited on their win.

The students enjoyed the activity and participated with great zeal and enthusiasm.

Grades III-V Inter-Dynasty Activity 11th August, 2017

Independence Day was celebrated during Dynasty class with a difference. The students were divided into their respective dynasties and two topics were given to them to put forward their thoughts and views either through a short skit, role play, creative writing or even a debate. The students were given half an hour to prepare for their activity.

The topics given were:

India Before and After Independence

My Pride – Shalom in the Future

Our young patriots were well versed with the scenario of India before independence since it was a topic covered in their syllabus too and hence it did not take long for them to put on their acting robes and enact the leaders/reformers/martyrs  or various battles  that  led to independent India. The final depiction of India before and after Independence was so real and authentic – from the Independence struggle to Swachh Bharat and Mr Modi unfurling the National Flag at the ramparts of the Red Fort.

Soon the students moved to the next topic and spoke about the pride that they take in their school and how they would like to see Shalom in the future. They said that they dream of seeing the campus greener than present condition and that in their view the paper books will be replaced by e-books and each student would carry a tab or an I-pad pre-installed with all the applications and study materials instead of bags. Certain students had an interesting thought where they mentioned that in the future robots will replace the human teachers. The students certainly dived way ahead into the future!

The children participated with a lot of enthusiasm in the activity. They were happy to share their thoughts. The activity was an absolute success with the students as well as the teachers enjoying it to the fullest.

Grade II Math Activity on Shapes 23 August 2017

A Math activity-“Shapes” was conducted for Grade-II on 23 August, 2017. As children had already been introduced to all the shapes, they were able to identify the objects of different shapes. The children were asked to draw two pictures each of the shape given to them, which they enthusiastically did.

The purpose of this activity was to enhance the mental ability and to create an environment where the students can get detailed information about the concept and can learn in a play way.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the fun filled learning activity and spent their day with experiential learning.

Founders’ Week Celebrated from 8th August – 12th August at Shalom

Under the aegis and vibrant leadership of our honourable Founder and Chairperson Dr Mrs. Lilly George, Shalomites celebrated its Founders’ Week on completion of 14 years of imparting meaningful and holistic education to its students. The festivities and Founder’s week celebrations, spread over a week of fun-filled activities, included ‘Multi Talented Fiesta’ with Pre Primary group, a Quiz on ‘Blend and Sight words’ for class I, Read Aloud for class II, Poetry recitation for class III, Ad Mad for Class IV and V, making Working Models of Cars for students of Grade VII, a Tree-Plantation Drive involving Grade VI and VIII students who planted 400 saplings in collaboration with students from Jawahar Navodya school, and a Nukkad-Natak Competition for Grade IX students on the themes –‘Solar Energy’, ‘Segregation of Waste’ and ‘Say No to Plastic’. The events had hundred percent students participating enthusiastically to showcase their talents and win laurels.

The week-long gala of events culminated in the two days Shalom Conclave-the Annual Inter-School Competitions, hosted by the Shalom Group of schools on August 11, 2017 and August 12, 2017. The Mega Event saw various schools participating in a variety of activities like-Elocution, Western Dance Competition on the theme of ‘Incredible India’, Craft Competition, Flora and fauna, Spellathon etc. The highlight of the revelry was the dance competition which had everyone in the auditorium tapping their feet filled with the fervor of patriotism. The message of our Chairperson – The Green Crusader was very well portrayed by the tiny tots of participating schools to keep the mother earth unpolluted. In the two day fiesta though the overall Rolling Trophy bagged by the host school, it was handed over to the next best winning Team. The energetic and enthusiastic performance of all the participating schools helped to make the event a grand success.  

Nukkad Natak Competition in Grade IX August 11, 2017

As a part of the Founder’s Day Week celebration, a Nukkad Natak Competition was held for the students of Grade IX. Each section was divided into two groups with both the groups getting different scripts to work on. The themes chosen for the Nataks were – ‘Aaj ka Badlta Bhart’ and ‘Sour Urja’.

The students were given a time of a week to prepare and present their Nukkad Nataks on the stipulated day. Hundred percent students participated enthusiastically and energetically in this activity to put up a power packed and entertaining show.

The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The activity gave them an opportunity to showcase their creativity and acting talents, in addition to sensitizing them towards the preservation of our environment.

The results of the Competition are as follows:

THEME: 'SOUR URJA' THEME: 'BADALTA BHARAT'
First Position: IX-C First Position: IX-A
Second Position: IX-B Second Position: IX-B

Independence Day Celebrations

As part of the Founder’s day Week festivities, on 11th August, 2017, the students of Grade V celebrated Independence Day with utmost enthusiasm and a sense of patriotism in their hearts. The students were divided into their respective dynasties and two topics were given to them to put forward their thoughts and views either through a short skit, role play, creative writing or even a debate. The topics were, ‘India- Before and After Independence’ and ‘My Pride- Shalom in the Future’.

Our young patriots were well versed with the scenario of India before independence since it was a topic covered in their syllabus and hence it did not take long for them to put on their acting robes and enact the leaders/reformers/martyrs  or various battles  that  led to Independent India. Some students opted to debate with their fellow classmates whether India was better before Independence or after.

Soon the students moved to the next topic of discussion where they came forward and spoke about the pride that they take in their school and how they would like to see Shalom in the future. They said that they dream of seeing the campus greener than present and that in their view the paper books will be replaced by e-books and each student would carry a tab or an I-pad pre-installed with all the applications and study materials instead of bags. Certain students had an interesting thought where they visualised human teachers being replaced by robots in the future. The students certainly dived way ahead into the future!

The celebration would not have been complete without the flag hoisting ceremony and so the students sang the National Anthem with great fervor, after which the flag was hoisted in the school ground and left to wave freely symbolizing the spirit of free India.

Report on Singular and Plural activity 02nd August, 2017

An activity aimed at making the understanding of Noun Numbers: Singular and Plural easy, was conducted in all the sections of Grade II.

The students were asked to identify and separate singular and plural nouns from the box drawn on the board. Cut outs of origami sheets were pasted in their notebooks and they were asked to write singular on one sheet and plurals on the other sheet.

The children participated in the activity with a lot of enthusiasm. The given activity helped the students to understand the concept of Singular and Plural nouns.

Grade III Inter-Class Poem Recitation Competition 10th August, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi infused the patriotic feeling among the Indians, as a result of which, we gained freedom from British rule. Even today, there is a need for patriotic thought among Indians. India achieved its independence from the British rule on 15th August, 1947. Hence, Independence Day is celebrated in India on 15th of August every year. Tributes and honour are paid to the national heroes. 

 As part of the Founder’s day week Celebration, the students of Grade III took part in a poem recitation competition to invoke this spirit of patriotism. The students of each class were well prepared with their selected their own poem and innovative props which they used to highlight their poem. The students of Grade III E had a head-band in the shape of a golden bird which was also the theme of their poem. The students of each section could be seen with the tri-colour flag and had selected saffron, white and green as the colour of their t-shirts to depict the colours of the national flag.

The various poems selected were, ‘India’s rich heritage’ by Sulekha Ratnam – III A, ‘India Song ‘ by Sri Tara-III B, Rabindranath Tagore’s famous poem on freedom ‘Where the mind is without fear’ - III C, ‘India is a land of sages’-III D and  III E recited ‘The Golden bird’. Another well recited poem was ‘My Pride, My India’ by III F. The inter-class competition concluded with a poem titled ‘The National Flag’ recited by the students of III H.

The competition ended with III F bagging the first position, III H the second position and III A the third position. All the students participated with a lot of enthusiasm and recited their poems well.

FOUNDER’S DAY INTERCLASS ACTIVITY: “I am A Shalom Scientist”

The Science Department of the school conducted an interesting Intra-Class Activity for the students of class VII: “I am A Shalom Scientist”. All the students in the class were divided into groups of 5 students and each group prepared a car using waste materials like-simple cardboards, straws, sticks and bottle caps. Each student in the group was assigned a work. One student prepared the car, another explained it while others were calculating the speed by measuring the time and distance. The students competed against each other within the class and the group with the best explanation and the fastest speed was selected from each section. The students enjoyed the activity a lot and were very enthusiastic. They were able to understand the concept of Speed and Motion with this interesting activity.

The final round was conducted on August 10, 2017.

Results of the activity were as follows:

VII A Group I Daksh Bhargava, Saurabh, AnshTanwar, ParthShrama, Nikhil Bhawana

Group II Shreya,Lakshita, Vibhi and bhumika

VII B Dhanya, Anjali, kritika, Dipannila, Maryam
VII C Group I Lakshay, Apurva, Manvi, Aishwika, Kush

Group II Bhaya Hans, Rudrakshi, Kirti, Saniya, Pawini

VII D KishikaGoel, T. Mihika, Sanvi, Sannidhya, Deborah
VII E Rahul,Bhavendra, Ojasvi, Shivang
VII F Anushka, Tanishqa, Pearl, Manvi, Sneha

Addition and Subtraction Activity in Grade II 8 August 2017

The students of Grade II were involved in a Maths activity on addition and subtraction in the class. They were given three balls, out of which two balls had numbers and one ball had symbols of addition and subtraction. The students dropped the dice and based on the number they gave the answer.

The activity was a fun way of learning the concept and developed their mental ability and thinking.

Educational & Career Based Seminar by USA UnivQuest 5th August 2017

In collaboration with USA UnivQuest(USAUQ - a leading organisation that prepares students for seeking admission to world’s best universities)its faculty hosted a seminar in SHIS for senior graders and encouraged the participants/students to enrol and register themselves for the STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2017 AWARDS, an activity which aims at giving talented students an opportunity to showcase their talent and participate for honours at City & National level.
Mr. Sameer Kumar, the co-speaker along with his team, briefed the students about the contest that offers following benefits to students:

  • An opportunityto avail National & City Rewards, a recognition that will matter throughout their life.
  • A life time opportunity for every participant to undergo an interaction with USAUQ experts to define Career Goals & best possible routes to achieve success.
  • The exercise costs about Rs 15,000/-, but is Free for all students who register for SOTY 2017 Awards.
  • A unique benefit to gain tremendous visibility among top universities in India, USA and other countries, as performance in SOTY 2017 will attract attention.
  • Application Process Experience to meet the criteria being followed by world’s top universities, specifically in USA.
  • Every Student who appears for Process will receive “Certificate of HONOUR”.

Mr Sameer apprised the students and gave the example of Tazeen Ahmed and Kenneth Lobo of SHIS who have won the accolades and gained recognition by winning SOTY City Awards with Silver and Gold Medal in 2016.
The students also enjoyed a quiz in which few questions on various Universities were asked. At the end a magazine was distributed to each child that holds the information of various selection process to register themselves for SOTY. The magazine was beautifully designed with the pictures of SOTY achievers at National level.

ICAE Global University Fair 5th August 2017

Shalom Hills International School once again successfully hosted the Global University Fair for high school children of Grades XI & XII, which was conducted and organized by the faculty members of International Centre for Advancement in Education, New Delhi. A team of international admissions officers/counsellors from renowned universities, visited the school campus and brought years of experience in admissions, counselling and guidance that helped in providing information to students, counsellors and other education providers in the school by interacting with them under one roof.
The few top tentative universities that were part of this tour were:
University of Victoria (Canada), University of Ottawa (Canada), Ashoka University; NIIT University, ISBF- University of London, California State University (USA), Instituto Marangoni (Milan, London, Paris), University of Limric Ireland, Ashoka University, SRH Berlin, Indian School of Art & Design, Flame University (India).
The broad objectives of holding the fair was to create awareness about the undergraduate education opportunities available in these universities; to facilitate interaction between the faculty/students and the visiting admission officers, thereby enabling a discussion about the application processes, choice of programs, finalizing a suitable course and any other topic relevant for studying abroad; to enable exchange of ideas between the management of the school and the visiting delegates in order to establish stronger links for potential collaborations in the future.
The students appreciated the event which was organized with the help of the school management and expressed their desire for the fair to be again held for those students who missed the opportunity to attend the same which has given them the wonderful experience to explore various career options available at undergraduate level.

‘Rakhi Making’ Activity 04th August 17

Relationships are the essence of any festivity and it holds true for any Indian festival. Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of one such relation - that of a brother and a sister. This relationship is nowhere as celebrated as in India. It is a day when siblings pray for each others' well being and wish for each others' happiness and goodwill.

Raksha Bandhan was first popularized by Rabindranath Tagore to promote the feeling of unity and a commitment to all members of society to protect each other and encourage a harmonious Social life.

Today, our children of Grade I at Shalom Hills International School celebrated Raksha Bandhan by performing an activity of making Rakhies. Later on they expressed their love and respect for their ‘Bhaiyas’ and ‘Didis’ of housekeeping staff by presenting those beautiful Rakhies to them. Bhaiyas and didis were also delighted at being called to the classrooms and becoming part of the activity.

Inter Dynasty Poster Making Competition on the topic “Save the Earth, Go Green”

Our Earth is the most beautiful planet in our solar system. As far as we know, Earth is the only planet that has life.

 Man had a good relationship with Mother Earth, but since humans developed cities and industries, the modern lifestyle has changed. Man has been using and misusing natural resources beyond the limit.

Our Earth is in great danger now. If we are thinking beings, we must save plants and forests, because they save us. Thus, to inculcate a conscious and responsible attitude towards nature, a poster making competition was held in Grade III-V on July 28, 2017, on the topic ‘Save the Earth, Go Green’ to celebrate Van Mahotsav week. The students were very enthusiastic about finding new ways to save the environment-the plants, animals and other good things for the future generations.

While making posters, they reflected their imagination, views, and new approach to save all non renewable sources of energy. All the posters were informative and colourful. The students enjoyed the activity and came up with creative and innovative ideas to save mother planet- “The Earth”

Van Mahotsav Week Organized in Primary Wing Grades – I to V from 24th July to 28th July 2017

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another”………….…Mahatma Gandhi 

We, at SHIS celebrated Van Mahotsav Week, with great fervor under the aegis of Dr. Lilly George, Founder-Managing Director, SHIS. 

We also believe that science and scientific knowledge greatly influence the progress of a nation and quality of life of its citizens. Promoting scientific temperament in students and developing a rational perspective is given utmost importance here.

Keeping the same in view, our young environmentalists have been active on the scientific front, educating, promoting and laying their duties sensibly. Day 1 activity conducted served its purpose to educate the children about the impact of human activities on Earth and how they can help to save it for themselves and the future generations to cherish and treasure.

The young students even distributed handmade paper bags and urged people to do their bit to save the environment by planting saplings and hence making a small contribution to make this world a better place.

The children and the teachers took a pledge to sensitize people in their vicinity about the importance of trees and how we can save the Earth from destruction and work towards conserving it.

They spoke about innovative ideas for sustainable development without jeopardizing the non-renewable resources. They particularly stressed on the imperative need for banning plastics, its harmful effects and requested people in the market place to say ‘No to plastics’.

During the week-long event, the students were trained about how to make the best out of waste. In the process they learnt to make a Photo frame from newspapers. We also organised a green March and community outreach programme to spread awareness to the residents, shopkeepers, menial workers and junior students. The young Citizens promoted ideas Like - Benefits of Afforestation, Stopping the use of Plastic Bags, Working towards reducing pollution etc.

Students left no stones unturned in creating awareness about their topic by using placards and raising slogans. They urged the people to join their initiative and asked their opinion on how they can contribute towards a better society through feedback forms. The week ended with the creative minds pouring out their imagination on  paper by making posters on the topic ‘ Go Green – Save Earth’.

The objective of conducting Van Mahotsav Week was to reinforce the belief in the young Shalomites that it is only them who can make the difference by taking such small initiatives which can turn into a revolution and hence benefit them in the longer run.

As the saying goes- “We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors but borrow it from our Children”.  With this thought in mind we take a pledge to do all we can to save the planet.

Inter-Dynasty Declamation on “Pollution” by Grade II 3rd August 2017

Pollution is the addition of hazardous contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either chemical or foreign substances/energies- such as noise, heat or light, or naturally occurring contaminants. The major types of environmental pollution are air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, thermal pollution, soil pollution and light pollution.                                                                                         

 To sensitize the students of Grade II towards the need to reduce environmental pollution, an Inter-Dynasty declamation competition on the topic-“Pollution”, was organized. The students described the various types of pollution, their causes, adverse effects and reasons very well. The students also stated deforestation and hazardous gaseous emissions as major cause of environmental pollution. During the last 10 years, the world has witnessed severe rise in environmental pollution.

Through this activity the students realized the value of our Earth and its environment. They also understood the importance of keeping the environment clean and pollution free for our safe future.

Dramatisation Activity Held in Grade X August 4, 2017

“Who has gone dead!! Why are you in mourning???”!!!exclaimed the stupefied grandfather as he reached the hall after a deep slumber while the family had assumed him dead…..and the class rolled with laughter on the epic scene  of Stanley Houghton’s, ‘The Dear Departed’, enacted by their friends. The play as it is, being one of the most famous wittiest comedy was already in hearts of most of the kids right from the beginning as they most brilliantly and exuberantly chose their characters and staged a great presentation in front of the entire class. Their confidence and excitement knew no bounds as they delivered each dialogue with utmost ease and significance. And hence perfected their understanding of the theme of the drama, and enhanced the team spirit, inter-dependence and co-ordination among peers.

The activity provided an enriching experience and great exposure to the students as each one enjoyed the activity thoroughly.

Raksha Bandhan Celebrations held in Grade II 4th August’17

Festivals are the best time to rekindle old traditions and values among children. Raksha Bandhan in Sanskrit literally means "the tie or knot of protection". The word Raksha means protection, whilst Bandhan is the verb to tie. It is an ancient Hindu festival that ritually celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her.

The students of Grade II celebrated Raksha Bandhan by making Rakhis using origami sheets. They made different innovative patterns and designs on the Rakhi and also decorated the Rakhi using various coloured origami sheets and mirrors. The students were also explained the significance of its celebration. This activity let them use their creativity and imagination. The students were enthralled and excited to celebrate Rakhi in school.

Peer Teaching Done in Grade XI

Easier said than done…but actually done too!!

Jaideep Bindra of class XI – enthusiastically time-honored the challenge of stepping into the teacher’s shoes and most skillfully concluded it. There is no joy more than watching your peers stand at the podium and give uniqueness to the content delivered. It gave a new-fangled turn to the lesson, Ranga’s Marriage, when humorously discussed from the point of view of a 16 year old who   understood the underlying message of the story without any enunciation from the teacher which was evident from his facial expressions and quick repartee .And surely it gave a lot more to the onlookers too who supported him in the best possible manner.

It was a very rewarding and illuming activity for the teacher and the students.

An Intra-Class English Debate Competition held in Grade X August 3, 2017

It is never easy when someone disagrees with you or you have to disagree with someone. Debating is one of the most difficult oratory skills to acquire. It has been rightly described by a famous statesman as the ‘bloodless battle of wit and words’. Therefore, in order to hone the oratory and analytical skills of class X , a Debate was conducted in the class. It was very evident that the students were well prepared and they used various skills like overstatement, definition, irony etc. to convince the audience. The participants, armed with statistics and data made their arguments more emphatic with their accurate facial expressions, body movement and gestures. A veritable duel of words began as speakers for and against the topic ‘Joint Family vs Nuclear Family’ took to the podium. Opinions flew thick and fast across the class as the Gen-Next proffered cogent reasons in support of their arguments.
It was a very satisfying and illuming activity for the teacher and the students.

Inter-Dynasty Declamation Competition


The tiger is a unique animal which plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of our ecosystem. It is a top predator which is at the apex of the food chain and keeps the population of wild ungulates in check, thereby maintaining the balance between prey herbivores and the vegetation upon which they feed.
Thus, the topic ‘How to Save the Tiger’ was chosen for Inter-Dynasty English Declamation competition. The students of Grades III- V stood confidently to spread awareness on the importance of saving this magnificent creation of the cat family, through their well-prepared speeches.
They encouraged us to ban products made of animal skin, report poaching and poachers to nearby law officials and spread awareness about importance of every organism in the ecosystem. A wonderful thought was accentuated in the end, ‘If Nature is responsible for our existence then we must also take the responsibility for its Existence!’
The occasion was graced by the presence of our Dean, Mr. Carlton Wilson, the Senior Coordinator, Mrs. Swastika Acharya and Mrs. Suniti Bhai. The audience was wonderful and remained patient throughout the declamation. The English teachers of the senior wing, Mrs. Kavita Bharadwaj and Mrs. Meenakshi Madan were invited to judge the competition of Grade V. The Inter-dynasty meet concluded with a round of applause for all the participants and a message to all the students to actively participate in Saving the Tiger and to bring about the desired change in thinking and preservation of the same. Result:

Class

I Position

II Position

III Position

III

Cedar

Ebony

Maple

IV

Cedar

Ebony

Maple

V

Oak

Ebony

Maple

Grade II Poem Recitation Competition July 28, 2017

The Inter-class poetry recitation competition of Grade II was held on 28.07.17 in the basement of the middle wing.  Beauty is the realm of poetry, and it is meant for enjoyment.  Through such competitions the children learn to appreciate the beauty of expression, thoughts, feeling, rhyme, rhythm and music of words and get an opportunity to exhibit their talent and gain confidence. 

Being a group recitation competition, all the students of Grade II were excited to display their recitation skills. The children recited their chosen poems with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm.  The Dean, Mr. Wilson and Senior Coordinator, Ms. Swastika, were invited to judge the competition. They appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants and the children thoroughly enjoyed the competition.

The result of the competition was as follows:

  • First Position: Section-G
  • Second Position: Section-F
  • Third Position: Section-C

Grade IV Math ‘Lattice Multiplication’ Activity 27th July 2017

An intellectual activity related to multiplication was conducted in Grade IV. The children explored the different and interesting way to do multiplication by making Lattice. Lattice multiplication is a method of multiplying large numbers using a grid. It is algorithmically equivalent to regular long multiplication, but the lattice method breaks the multiplication process into smaller steps, which some students find easier. Digits to be carried are written within the grid, making them harder to miss. First, Students were asked to draw a grid that has as many rows and columns as the multiplicand and the multiplier.  They were explained about the method of solving it by giving an example. Then they were given some other numbers to multiply on their own using the technique of Lattice multiplication. The students enjoyed the activity a lot and found the lattice method an easy and interesting way to do multiplication.

Grade II Addition Activity July 21, 2017

A Math activity on addition was conducted in Grade II. The students were given magnetic numbers and called up one by one to the board to solve the given sum. With the help of the magnetic numbers, they chose the correct number and put that number on the board.

This activity developed their mental ability and thinking. The students enjoyed the activity and participated enthusiastically.

Topic Presentation Activity Conducted in Grade 9

In order to test, inculcate and enhance students’ Self Management and Social Skills ’, a group activity was organised in all the sections of Grade IX.

The students in all the sections were divided into groups .Each group was given a topic .It was observed that everyone was willing to assume a share of the responsibility. They followed the instructions of working cooperatively in a group, being courteous to others and reacting reasonably to the situation by becoming open-minded.

It was seen that they could apply previously acquired knowledge in practical and new ways. They made their presentations with the help of Group discussion, Role play, Skit, etc.

The entire classroom environment was charged with students’ enthusiasm and eagerness to perform. It was an interesting showcase of collective effort where each and every child performed to the best of his/her ability. 

Dramatization Activity Conducted in Grade X

The students of Grade X were involved in a Dramatization Activity based on the poem-‘The Frog and the Nightingale’, included in their syllabus. Scenes from the poem were selected to be dramatized and given to the students for enactment.  The class was divided into groups ranging from two to six students in each, as per the requirement of the scene. The students were given time of a week to create the dialogues and prepare for the enactment.

The students showed great keenness to participate in the activity and prepared well. They came with well written dialogues, appropriate props and were filled with enthusiasm.

The activity helped the students to attain clarity about the poem and its theme. It provided an opportunity for the students to innovate, and exhibit their creativity and acting skills.

The activity was a great success with the each child participating with eagerness, zeal and excitement.

Poster cum Poetry Writing Activity Held in Grade X July 24, 2017

A Poster Making activity was held on July 24, 2017 as part of Periodic Assessment I. The children involved themselves enthusiastically in this activity and made impressive posters. The students were encouraged to write a short poem/slogan/one-liner in their own original words and style on the given proverbs. They expressed their ideas and knowledge through an imaginative inter-play of colours, drawings, pictures, short poems and catchy one-liners.  The aim of the Poster cum Poetry Writing Activity was to develop creative instincts in the students.

The participants were judged on different rubrics –picture drawn based on the proverb, the content and style of the poem/slogan, whether relevant to the topic and on the overall impression. Through this activity, the students got a chance to display their innate talent and unleash their creativity as artists. Our budding poets/writers used this platform to prove their mettle. All the students thoroughly enjoyed the activity.

Van Mahotsav Activity Held in Grade III 24th July, 2017

Van Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting movement in India, which began in 1950. It has gained significant national importance and every year, millions of saplings are planted across India in observation of Van Mahotsav week.  Trees make our surroundings beautiful.

To commemorate nature and instill in the children love and respect for nature, an Art and Craft Activity to celebrate Van Mahotsav week was conducted in all sections of Grade III on 24th July 2017. The students made small cut outs in the shape of trees and wrote the message ‘Save Trees’ on small square coloured A4 size sheets. They also made drawings on the sheets.

The students took part in this activity with a lot of enthusiasm and were happy to show their work of art to each other. This activity helped in creating awareness among the students about the importance of saving trees and our environment.

Inter-dynasty English Declamation Competition 21st July, 2017

Inter-dynasty English Declamation Competition for Grade III was held on 21st July, 2017. There were two students from each dynasty who had been selected in the first round of the competition. The children had been given time of one week to prepare for the competition. They came well prepared with props and posters for the topic “Save the tiger” and spoke confidently.
All the participants performed well and spoke with great clarity on the need and importance of saving tigers. Saving tigers is equivalent to conserving the Ecosystem. Tiger is a symbol of wilderness and well-being of the ecosystem. In nature, barring human beings rest of the ecosystem is wild. Hence conserving wilderness is important and crucial to maintain the life support system. The children were judged on the basis of their clarity and presentation. The result is as follows:

  • 1st Position: Cedar
  • 2nd Position: Ebony
  • 3rd Position: Maple
  • 4th Position: Oak

The Inter-dynasty meet concluded with a round of applause for all the participants and a message to all the students to actively participate in Saving the Tiger.

Role Play by Grade I (12.7.17)

When children do role plays, they naturally take on the characteristics of someone. Role Play stimulates their imagination, encourages friendship through cooperation, listening and turn taking. Therefore, role play is a vital activity for our children.

Role Play was conducted in all the sections of Grade I.

In this activity, the children played the role of one of the characters of their Lesson ‘Reena and Rishi ’. Most of them played the character of Reena or Rishi while few became the father, mother, grandfather or grandmother.

The process of pretending builds skills in many essential developmental areas. When the child engages in dramatic play, he/she is actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life.

Report: Math Group Activity on “Subtraction” 10th July, 17

A Card game activity on Subtraction was conducted in all sections of Grade I, as a post lesson activity.

In the Card game, children were given two play cards ( one with bigger number and one with smaller number).the children were asked to subtract those number and tell the correct answers.

Fun activities create interest amongst children to understand a concept well. All most all the children were able to give correct answers. Few needed assistance which was provided.

Overall the children found it very interesting and participated enthusiastically. The children revised the concept in a play way method and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Activity on Action Words by Grade I (13.7.17)

Action words, express an action. The action is something you are doing for example eat,jump, walk, laugh, listen,etc.

Action words activity was done in all the sections of Grade I to simplify the concept. The children learnt the concept of action words concept in a playful method through the game ‘Simon says ….’. The children were given five action words like Simon says -jump, run, stand, smile, sit which they were supposed to enact. They learnt the action words quickly and in an interesting way.

It was learning while playing for the children and they enjoyed the activity thoroughly.

Activity on Subject-Predicate 21st July’2017

An English language activity on Subject-Predicate was conducted in all sections of Grade-3 on 21st July 2017. This was a pre-activity done to introduce the concept of subject-predicate to the students. The students were given four sentences in which they had to identify the subject and predicate. They were also asked to draw pictures of the subject and the predicate they identified.

The students did this activity with a lot of enthusiasm. They made beautiful drawings in their grammar notebook. The children got a better understanding of the concept of subject-predicate through this activity.

Shalom Celebrates Van Mahotsav

With the blessings and under the competent guidance of Founder-Managing Director, Dr. (Mrs.) Lily George, Shalom celebrated Van Mahotsav in school. The celebration was an ideal opportunity to instill personal and social responsibility in our students towards safeguarding our rich flora and fauna. The focus of these celebrations is towards forming a personal connect between the students and trees through a process of Experience, Reflection and Creation. To celebrate the Festival of Trees called ‘Van Mahotsav’, the students of Shalom prepared themselves by first collecting the seeds, then sowing them in sapling bags, and finally submitting the saplings of fruit bearing trees.

The students segregated the seeds and the saplings according to the names put on the posters. The students who showed interest in bringing fruit tree saplings were called for segregation of fruit tree seeds and saplings.

On this occasion MD Ma’am herself led by example and planted a sapling in the Kitchen garden area. She asked every student to touch, feel and sense the plants.

It was a great experience for the students. They willingly and enthusiastically participated in the activity and enjoyed it.

Van Mahotsav by Grade I and II (19.7.17)

‘Van Mahotsava, 'the festival of trees', is an annual tree planting festival celebrated in the month of July, as a festival of life. In India it was started as a crusade to save mother earth. Awareness campaigns are held at various levels.

To make children aware about the importance of plants, ‘Van Mahotsav’ was celebrated in all the sections of Grade I and II.

The children did exciting activities to mark the celebration. Grade I students made a beautiful plant with paper cut outs and decorated it creatively. On the other hand, the Grade II students made a paper bag with different animals and gave a wonderful 3-D effect.

The children participated enthusiastically in the celebration of ‘VanMahotsav’ and performed the activity to the best of their ability.

Maths Activity-Pick the Difference 7th July’2017

The students of Grade III performed an activity where they were made to play with subtraction problems. The statements describing the problems were kept on a table, a little distance apart from the solutions. The students were supposed to read the problem, decipher the solution and pick the right card from the heap of answers. This game was played in group of 5 students at a time. It helped the students to analyze the subtraction concept better and apply it to practical problems.

The students really had fun and were eager to do more at the closure of the activity.

Science Activity on Different Layers of Soil conducted on 7th July ‘17

The students of grade III participated in a Science Activity on Different layers of Soil on 7th July ’17. The main aim of conducting the activity was to make the students understand that Soil has different types of layers with different names and different characteristics.
The students were explained how to draw a rectangular outline and then with three different colours of origami sheets they were asked to show the different layers of soil. Students then noted the characteristics of these layers understanding their differences.
Overall, it was a fun learning and interactive session for the children in which their linguistic, logical, spatial, kinesthetic, reasoning, logical and interpersonal skills were enhanced.

Math Activity-‘Lattice Multiplication’ For Grade V Students 4th July 2017

An intellectual activity related to multiplication was conducted for the students of class V. The children explored the different and interesting ways to do multiplication by making Lattice. Lattice multiplication is a method of multiplying large numbers using a grid. It is algorithmically equivalent to regular long multiplication, but the lattice method breaks the multiplication process into smaller steps, which some students find easier. Digits to be carried are written within the grid, making them harder to miss.

First, the students were asked to draw a grid that has as many rows and columns as the multiplicand and the multiplier. The grid shown here is for multiplying a 4-digit number by a 3-digit number. The multiplication is performed by multiplying the digits at the head of each row and column. The students were instructed to fill in each square of the grid with the product of the digits above and to its right, record the products so that the tens are in the upper (diagonal) half of the square and the ones are in the lower half, and to record a zero in that triangle if the product does not have a tens digit. The students enjoyed lot and found it a easy and interesting way to do multiplication.

Shalom Seed Bank: A Parent- Student Initiative

Conserving and preserving the environment our survival depends on, is everyone’s responsibility. Taking the initiative, the students and parents of Shalom Hills International School pledged to keep their environment clean and to live in harmony with Mother Nature. The parents helped by contributing the seeds of fruit trees to the “Shalom Seed Bank” and the students of the school took up the challenge of planting all the collected seeds.

First they separated the collected seeds like Mango, Jamun, Litchies, Apricot, Apples, oranges etc. Then the soil was prepared by mixing it with vermicompost, which is made in the school. The manure mixed soil was filled in the bags provided to them, which were then arranged in the respective places where the seeds were to be sown.

Finally, the students sowed the seeds in the bags, watered them. They vowed to maintain them to protect our biodiversity, replenish the Water Cycle, minimize Soil Erosion, improve air quality and at large reduce “GLOBAL WARMING”.            

Math Activity “Addition Hills” Conducted in Grade IV on 18th May

The students of Grade IV participated in the Addition Hills activity, which was conducted to reinforce the concept of addition. The activity is named such due to the hill-like pattern (as shown below) which needs to be completed. The students were given a few numbers at the bottom of the hill. The objective was to reach the top of the hill by adding those numbers

SHIS

Overall, the activity conducted helped the children to understand the topic “Addition” in an interesting manner. All the students enjoyed the activity and decorated their hills beautifully.

Mother’s Day Activity Held in Grade IV on 12th May, 2017

As God could not be everywhere to take care of us all the time He created Mothers to do His work.

Mother’s Day is an annual event celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May. Though, we must thank our mother everyday for looking after our wellbeing, this special day is designated for us, as daughters and sons, to celebrate the essence of motherhood and thank our mothers for all that they selflessly do for us. This is a day the whole world relates to and honours this bond.

We at Shalom hills also do our bit to remind our students about this lovely bond that must be nurtured with love, respect and gratitude.

Grade IV students made a Certificate of Appreciation for their mother telling them how important they are in their lives. They also expressed their gratitude towards them by noting down how they notice small and wonderful things that their mother does for them.

After decorating the certificate to their satisfaction, the children packed them away in their bags to give to their mother on (Sunday – 14-05-2017) Mother’s Day.

Dental Check Up Conducted from 29th April to 15th May

Dental Check Up for children from Grades VI-XII was conducted by a team of doctors from Clove Dental Healthcare. The aim of the dental check-up was to make the young children aware about the importance of oral hygiene. Some tips like brushing the teeth twice a day, rinsing properly after every meal and tongue cleaning were given. Prescription was provided to those with poor dental hygiene, cavities or with sensitivity and they were advised to consult a dentist for regular treatment. It was also stressed by the doctors to maintain healthy eating habits by avoiding excessive consumption of colas and chocolates.

It was an eye-opener for every student who not only understood how to maintain oral hygiene but also to remain fit and healthy in terms of overall well-being.

An English Activity on Proper and Common Noun conducted in Grade II on 12th May, 2017

An activity to help the students to understand the concept of nouns: Proper and Common Nouns, was conducted in all sections of Grade II. The students were asked to write their name, their partner’s name, their favourite fruit and colour on a cut out of an A-4 size sheet. The children participated in the activity with a lot of enthusiasm. The given activity helped the students to gain clarity regarding the Proper and Common nouns.

Mother’s Day Activity Conducted on 12th May, 2017

Mother’s day is celebrated to honour all mothers and express gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child. Most countries of the world celebrate Mother’s day every year on the second Sunday of May.

Class III students celebrated Mother’s day by making a greeting card for their mother. The children were given A4 size coloured sheets and coloured papers, from which they made flowers. They tied beautiful ribbons on the flowers and pasted them on their sheets. All of them wrote a ‘Thank you’ message for their mothers in the card.

Each child wanted his or her card to be the best and tried to make their cards as colourful as possible. The children were excited about giving these cards to their mother’s on Mother’s day.

Collage Making Activity for Grade IV Held on 8th May, 2017 Topic: My Favourite Game

On 8th May, the students of Grade IV engaged in a Collage Making Activity, wherein they had to draw their favourite game and paste it on a chart paper along with their friends. Homework was given to them on Friday for the same.

They were very excited and wanted to begin the activity as soon as possible. In a very orderly fashion they gathered around the chart paper and waited for their turn to paste their sheet of their favourite game.

After making the collage they came one by one and spoke about their favourite game. The games varied from Badminton, Hockey, Cricket, Football, Chess, Lodo to games played on Cell phones and Tablets. The students had gathered a lot of information about their game which included its rules, famous players, where the game is played and its World Cup standings too.

The activity was enjoyed by all the children especially when some important information was shared by their friends about the game which they did not know.

“Scratch animation” activity conducted for Grade V Students on 8th May’17

A Computer activity was conducted on 8th May’17 in Class V based on “Scratch”.

The class was divided into 4 groups. Each group was given a time period of 10 minutes to frame a short animation movie/scene using Move, Control, and Events and Sound Block. To complete this activity each group was given 10-12 minutes time.

The Students worked fantastically as a team. Very quickly they decided the themes and created short animation movies/scenes such as “A girl playing Basket Ball”, “A Ghost in a Castle”, “Two Friends Talking to Each Other” and “Underwater scene”. The students displayed great creativity and imagination in performing the activity.

The students enjoyed this activity thoroughly.

Activity on “Food and Health” Conducted in Grade V on 8th May, 2017

The keys to good nutrition are balance, variety and moderation.  To stay healthy, our body needs the right balance of carbohydrates fats vitamins and protein the main components of our diet.

Keeping good nutrition and healthy habits in mind the lesson, “Food and Health”, started with an activity on “Nutritional Value”. The children were told to get wrappers of various food items with their nutritional information. The young nutritionists pasted this nutritional information in the notebook. It was also explicated to choose the correct nutrients as per the requirement of the body. ‘Prevention is better than Cure’. Going by this adage students were explained the significance of vaccinations in maintaining health.

After completing the chapter ‘Food and Health’, in which they learnt about various diseases, an activity on vaccination was done. The students brought information about vaccines they were administered till the age of 2.

The activity was conducted through hands-on learning experience & self-exploration. In a fun filled way various skills like logical, Critical thinking, scientific and project participation were enhanced.

Bingo Activity Conducted in Grade IV on 8th May’17

A Math Activity, ‘BINGO’, was conducted in all the sections of class IV on 8th May’17.

The children were explained about the rules of the activity. They were instructed to create their own Bingo board consisting of five rows and five columns. They were then asked to fill the Bingo board using random numbers ranging from 21 to 50. Once the boards were ready, some problems related to Mental Maths were given to the students and they were asked to cross that number on their Bingo board. If all the numbers in any one of the columns, rows or diagonals were crossed, they had to call BINGO. The activity was conducted in a disciplined manner. The fun-filled activity got active and enthusiastic participation of the students.

The activity helped the children to enhance their mental ability.

Math Bingo Activity Conducted in Grade V on 5th May

The best way to learn Math is by playing with numbers. Keeping this in mind Bingo Activity was organised for the students of Grade V on May 5, 2017. This activity was based on some favourite and popular activities among kids like puzzles, joining of dots etc. In the Puzzle Activity, the students were asked to solve a puzzle using both the Hindu-Arabic as well as the Roman numerals. The numbers were found out with the help of the given clues and by doing calculations. These simple activities make the learning of Math more fun filled and exciting. The students learn how to calculate fast and to develop a liking for the subject.

Skills Inculcated: Logical thinking, Self-realisation, Self-awareness.

Workshop on Media Literacy conducted by students of Grade VIII & IX on May 6, 2107

A highly informative and interactive workshop on Pro-Social Media Literacy was organized by Ms Mitu Singh, the Psychology teacher, along with her team of 10 students (class IX and X) for the students of classes VIII and IX. The discussion during the workshop catered to certain issues which understand the impact of media on the psychology of the public. Children really enjoyed the workshop and did 100% participation in activities conducted in class.

The workshop included some interesting activities which elicited enthusiastic participation from all the students. The activities conducted were as follows-

Activity 1- Children were asked to convince people not to ban the particular media they were enacting at that time. (Individual task)

Activity 2- The participants were required to prepare an advertisement based on the target audience assigned to each group.

The workshop gave the students insight into the decoding or deconstruction of advertisements and media related material.

The students conducting the workshop gained confidence and were really happy to get such an opportunity. They would like to be part of such activities in future as well.

Maths Bingo activity conducted in Grade III on 4th May’2017

The students of class III participated in an activity on numbers using Bingo Cards, made by the teachers. The students were given 4 by 4 grid with numbers ranging from 1 to 9999. They were asked to cross the numbers based on the mathematical concepts like successor, predecessor, greatest or smallest 3-digit numbers and odd or even numbers etc.  The child who crossed all the numbers given in the slip was declared the winner of the activity. This activity helped them to solve and apply mental mathematical strategies. The students enjoyed the activity and participated with full enthusiasm.

Experiential Trip to Tau Devilal Botanical Garden for class XI Medical students

The natural environment has been considered as a robust educational site by many educationalists for centuries.The father of modern education, Johann Comenius, stated that “education should be universal, optimistic, practical and innovative”.

Class XI-Medical students of Shalom Hills International School were taken to Tau Devilal Botanical Gardens to see a wide range of plants in their natural environment. The aim of the trip was to ‘encourage the creation of educational environment that involved practical work and the direct use of classroom teaching materials’.

The subject teacher, Ms.Vimala Jossy, took the students around the garden and briefed them about the importance of various plants and their character in their natural environment. The students documented the plant diversity and this firsthand experience proved to be effective in supplementing the class room teaching. 

Social Studies Activity on Globes and Maps conducted in Grade III on 3rd May 2017

Social Studies Activity on Globes and Maps conducted in Grade III on 3rd May 2017

The students of Grade III participated in a Social Studies activity on “Globes and Maps” conducted in class on 3rd May, 2017. The main aim of the activity was to teach the students how to make symbols and keys on a map.

The students did the activity individually. They were asked to draw and bring an outline map from their home marking the major landmarks using colours and symbols, and making key for all the symbols and colours used. This helped them to learn the importance of symbols, colours and keys on a map while making or reading a map.

Skills - Logical, Spatial and Interpersonal skills were enhanced with this activity. Overall, it was a fun filled learning and informative session for the children.

HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF SCIENCE OLYMPIADS CONDUCTED IN SHALOM HILLS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) organizes the Olympiad competitions which has become the fastest growing Olympiad amongst the student fraternity across India. It is a unique platform that tests the level of understanding, knowledge and power of reasoning of the students.

Top 500 students, top 10 students in each state, as well as school toppers are selected for the second level.

SHIS under the constant guidance of Founder Managing Director, Dr. (Mrs.) Lilly George encourages its students to challenge their potential and chisel their proficiencies through the medium of these Olympiads as these competitive examinations benefit the enterprising talents in our country and facilitate the young brains in achieving new horizons.

The medal winners were warmly felicitated and blessed by Founder-Managing Director Dr. Lilly George.

Akhand Pratap Singh Sikarwar of class VII has been awarded for his excellent performance in Computers at Global level.

The following students are the qualifiers for level-II examination

 

CLASS

NAME

GIFT / MEDAL

NCO

VI

DAMANDEEP SINGH BINDRA

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VII

AKHAND PRATAP SINGH

GIFT WORTH RS.1000/ +

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VII

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE

VII

SANVI NOWAL

MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE

VIII

PRAKHAR B KUMAR

MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE

NSO

V

KRISHNA MISHRA

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VI

YASHVEER SINGH TOMAR

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VI

SHRIYA GAUTAM

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VII

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

GOLD MEDAL

VII

VEDANT AGARWAL

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VII

SANVI NOWAL

GOLD MEDAL

VII

KISHIKAA GOEL

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VII

AKHAND PRATAP SINGH

MERIT CERTIFICATE

IMO

V

AARUSH MOONDRA

MERIT CERTIFICATE

V

AVNI BANSAL

MERIT CERTIFICATE

V

KRISHNA MISHRA

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VI

VEDANT JHA

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VII

VEDANT AGARWAL

MERIT CERTIFICATE

VII

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

MERIT CERTIFICATE

CONGRATULATIONS TO INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD WINNERS CONDUCTED BY SILVER ZONE IN SHALOM HILLS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

International Olympiad Competition organized by Silver Zone was conducted in Shalom Hills International School in the month of November and December, gave students a perfect global platform wherein a student can actually put his/her talent, memory, knowledge and skill sets to test and can apprehend his/her standing on an international scale.

Out of more than 7000 schools all over the world that took part in the Olympiads, SHIS excelled globally and secured the 2nd position in International Olympiad of English Language and 3rd position in International Olympiad of Mathematics in their level –II examinations

The International Olympiad, a test of competence and proficiency in English, Mathematics, Science, Informatics, French, Hindi, Social Science, General Knowledge (Based on subjects like History, Geography, General Science, Current affairs and sports etc.), Talent Hunt (Based on Science, Maths and Mental ability), is held annually at the National and International levels, based on syllabus prescribed by CBSE. Apart from syllabus, a part of test paper is based on the Applied Science. Students judge themselves at international levels.

LEVEL-II EXAMINATION ACHIEVERS

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

SUBJECT

MARKS OBTAINED

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD RANK

WINNING MEDAL/ PRIZE

VII

SANVI NOWAL

ENGLISH

99.7

2

DIGITAL CAMERA/ PIERRE CARDIN PEN

II

NAISHA AGARWAL

100

4

WRIST WATCH

II

PARIDHI GOSWAMI

100

4

WRIST WATCH

IV

UDYAN GOYAL

MATHEMATICS

99

3

CASH PRIZE RS.5000/-PIERRE CARDIN PEN

II

YUVRAJ SINGH DHIMAN

96

64

GOLD MEDAL

VII

ADWAITH K RATHEESH

SCIENCE

98

13

PIERRE CARDIN PEN

VII

RIVEA BANSAL

HINDI

98

27

GOLD MEDAL

VII

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

FRENCH

97

78

GOLD MEDAL

III

BHAAVYA RASTOGI

TALENT HUNT

95

44

GOLD MEDAL

III

ARMAAN PATHAK

92.5

81

SILVER MEDAL

IV

UDYAN GOYAL

92

32

GOLD MEDAL

V

KRISHNA MISHRA

96

93

GOLD MEDAL

LEVEL-I EXAMINATION SUBJECTWISE ACHIEVERS

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE (iOEL 2016-17)

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

MEDAL

1

NAISHA AGARWAL

GOLD

1

PARIDHI GOSWAMI

GOLD

2

BHAVYA RASTOGI

GOLD

3

LAVANYA WALI

GOLD

4

KRISHNA MISHRA

GOLD

5

KHUSHI BANSAL

GOLD

6

SANVI NOWAL

GOLD

7

HIMANSHI RAO

GOLD

8

KUSHAGRA MISHRA

GOLD

9

PARLEEN RANHOTRA

GOLD

1

GUNIKA SISODIA

SILVER

1

SHAURYA KHURANA

SILVER

2

VARCHASVA KAMBOJ

SILVER

3

UDYAN GOYAL

SILVER

4

AAYUSH SETHIA

SILVER

5

SAUMYA BABBAR

SILVER

6

PRATHAMESH SAWOADKAR

SILVER

7

POOJA PUROHIT

SILVER

8

NETHRA PRATHAPANENI

SILVER

9

BIDUSHI ROY

SILVER

1

DIVYE RAGHAV

BRONZE

2

ABHISHEK VIR

BRONZE

3

ANYUTA DETHE

BRONZE

4

DHANVI BORA

BRONZE

5

PRANAV LOHIYA

BRONZE

6

RIVEA BANSAL

BRONZE

7

RAISA CHUGH

BRONZE

8

RUHAAN NIJHAWAN

BRONZE

9

DOYEL AGRAWAL

BRONZE

AKHILBHARTIYA HINDI OLYMPIAD (ABHO 2016-17)

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

MEDAL

3

UDYAN GOYAL

GOLD

4

AVNI BANSAL

GOLD

5

SHIVANGI MONGA

GOLD

6

RIVEA BANSAL

GOLD

7

ANVISHA CHOPRA

GOLD

8

CHAHAT GUPTA

GOLD

9

AASTHA YADAV

GOLD

10

NAYANIKA GANGANI

GOLD

3

SUR SHOBHITA

SILVER

4

PRACHI YADAV

SILVER

5

ERIN SARAH JIBU

SILVER

6

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

SILVER

7

KHUSHI NARANG

SILVER

8

SHREYA GAUR

SILVER

10

NISHANT SINGH

SILVER

3

KAVYA AGARWAL

BRONZE

4

SARVYSH D. HULANI

BRONZE

5

SHREYA JAIN

BRONZE

6

PRAKHAR

BRONZE

7

ADITI SAHOO

BRONZE

8

DEEPAK KUMAR

BRONZE

10

SHALU YADAV

BRONZE

INTERNATIONAL FRENCH LANGUAGE OLYMPIAD (iFLO 2016-2017)

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

MEDAL

6

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

GOLD

7

CHHAVI SAINI

GOLD

8

CHAHAT GUPTA

GOLD

9

ISHITA

GOLD

6

RIVEA BANSAL

SILVER

7

ANIKA PRASAD

SILVER

6

SANVI NOWAL

BRONZE

7

NUPUR YADAV

BRONZE

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD OF MATHEMATICS (iOM 2016- 17)

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

MEDAL

1

YUVRAJ SINGH DHIMAN

GOLD

2

ARMAAN PATHAK

GOLD

3

UDYAN GOYAL

GOLD

4

KRISHNA MISHRA

GOLD

5

K.A. ABHISHEK

GOLD

6

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

GOLD

7

SRISHTI SHARMA

GOLD

8

ANSHUL SANGRAME

GOLD

9

AKSHITA ANAND

GOLD

1

AMITESH CHOUDHURY

SILVER

2

BHAAVYA RASTOGI

SILVER

2

VEEDI MITTAL

SILVER

3

TITIKSHA

SILVER

4

DHANVI BORA

SILVER

5

ARIHANT JAIN

SILVER

6

AAVIKA BAGGA

SILVER

7

KHUSHI NARANG

SILVER

9

NEHA PATTANAIK

SILVER

1

VEER SINGH

BRONZE

2

ASMITA BHATTACHARYA

BRONZE

3

TASHI SAXENA

BRONZE

4

AYUTASOURI DEB

BRONZE

5

MRIGANK GOEL

BRONZE

6

AKHAND PRATAP

BRONZE

7

PRANAV SHARMA

BRONZE

9

TAZEEN AHMED

BRONZE

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD OF SCIENCE (iOS 2016-17)

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

MEDAL

1

AMITESH CHOUDHURY

GOLD

2

ASMITA BHATTACHARYA

GOLD

3

UDYAN GOYAL

GOLD

4

AYUTASOURI DEB

GOLD

5

YASHVEER S. TOMAR

GOLD

6

ADWAITH K RATHEESH

GOLD

7

CHIRAG PATRA

GOLD

8

SAANVI SHARMA

GOLD

9

NEHA PATTANAIK

GOLD

10

ARYAN GUPTA

GOLD

1

GUNIKA SISODIA

SILVER

1

PRAYASH SAMAL

SILVER

2

BHAAVYA RASTOGI

SILVER

3

TITIKSHA

SILVER

4

AVNI BANSAL

SILVER

5

SHIVANGI MONGA

SILVER

6

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

SILVER

7

PRANSHU RASTOGI

SILVER

8

KUSHAGRA MISHRA

SILVER

9

AKSHITA ANAND

SILVER

10

NISHANT SINGH

SILVER

1

DEVANSH SAINI

BRONZE

2

ARMAAN PATHAK

BRONZE

3

TASHI SAXENA

BRONZE

4

GAURANG SODANI

BRONZE

5

AADHYA MATHUR

BRONZE

6

ISHITA SETHI

BRONZE

7

AADISHA CHANDEL

BRONZE

8

RUHAAN NIJHAWAN

BRONZE

9

BIDUSHI ROY

BRONZE

10

AARUSHI HANS

BRONZE

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD (iSSO 2016-17)

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

MEDAL

4

KRISHNA MISHRA

GOLD

5

SHIVANGI MONGA

GOLD

6

SANVI NOWAL

GOLD

7

PRANSHU RASTOGI

GOLD

8

SHREYA GAUR

GOLD

9

TAZEEN AHMED

GOLD

4

AAYUSH SETHIA

SILVER

5

VEDANT JHA

SILVER

6

IMROZ SAIM KAMBOJ

SILVER

7

PRAKHAR B KUMAR

SILVER

8

ANOUSHKA DROLIA

SILVER

9

PARLEEN RANHOTRA

SILVER

4

GAURANG SODANI

BRONZE

5

ARIHANT JAIN

BRONZE

8

NETHRA PRATHAPANENI

BRONZE

INTERNATIONAL INFORMATICS OLYMPIAD (iiO 2016 -17)

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

MEDAL

1

ANAY AGARWAL

GOLD

2

ADITHYA SUNIL

GOLD

3

UDYAN GOYAL

GOLD

4

DHANVI BORA

GOLD

5

RACHIT TANEJA

GOLD

6

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

GOLD

7

PRAKHAR B KUMAR

GOLD

8

KUSHAGRA MISHRA

GOLD

9

PARLEEN RANHOTRA

GOLD

10

ADITYA MATE

GOLD

1

PRAYASH SAMAL

SILVER

2

SHAAN

SILVER

3

TITIKSHA

SILVER

4

DIVYANKA SAHAI

SILVER

5

YASHVEER S. TOMAR

SILVER

6

AKHAND PRATAP

SILVER

7

LAKSHIT VERMA

SILVER

8

RISHIT SINGH KAMBOJ

SILVER

9

SHREELA BAROI

SILVER

1

GUNIKA SISODIA

BRONZE

2

AANYA BANSAL

BRONZE

3

SUR SHOBHITA

BRONZE

4

GAURANG SODANI

BRONZE

5

VEDANT JHA

BRONZE

6

SANVI NOWAL

BRONZE

7

NARENDRA JADE

BRONZE

8

ASHMIT BANSAL

BRONZE

9

BIDUSHI ROY

BRONZE

SMARTKID GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OLYMPIAD (SKGKO 2016-17)

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

MEDAL

1

GUNIKA SISODIA

GOLD

1

PRAYASH SAMAL

GOLD

2

DIVIT SOLANKI

GOLD

3

TASHI SAXENA

GOLD

4

KRISHNA MISHRA

GOLD

6

RAKSHAN TRIVEDI

GOLD

1

AAROHI RAGHAV

SILVER

2

AASHNA MATHUR

SILVER

3

UDYAN GOYAL

SILVER

4

ASHUTOSH DASH

SILVER

1

ETHAN KUMAR

BRONZE

2

ABHISHEK VIR

BRONZE

3

DHRUV BHARGAVA

BRONZE

4

SARVYSH D. HULANI

BRONZE

INTERNATIONAL TALENT HUNT OLYMPIAD (iTHO 2016-17)

 

CLASS

STUDENT'S NAME

MEDAL

1

RAKSHAN BANGIA

GOLD

2

BHAAVYA RASTOGI

GOLD

3

UDYAN GOYAL

GOLD

4

KRISHNA MISHRA

GOLD

5

KHUSHI BANSAL

GOLD

6

SANNIDHYA GUPTA

GOLD

7

PRAKHAR B KUMAR

GOLD

8

KUSHAGRA MISHRA

GOLD

9

TAZEEN AHMED

GOLD

1

ARUSH GUPTA

SILVER

2

ARMAAN PATHAK

SILVER

3

SUR SHOBHITA

SILVER

4

AVNI BANSAL

SILVER

5

VEDANT JHA

SILVER

6

SANVI NOWAL

SILVER

7

SOHAM SANJAY KULKARNI

SILVER

8

BHAVYA VASHIST

SILVER

9

BIDUSHI ROY

SILVER

1

KRISHIKA PANCHAL

BRONZE

2

NEEV SHARMA

BRONZE

3

LAVANYAWALI

BRONZE

4

GAURANG SODANI

BRONZE

5

ADHIJ VINOCHA

BRONZE

6

VIRAJ YADAV

BRONZE

7

POOJA PUROHIT

BRONZE

8

SHAURYA BABBAR

BRONZE

9

AKSHITA ANAND

BRONZE

US- UNIQUEST Student of the Year (SOTY) Awards

Our young Shalomites, Kenneth Lobo (class X) has won a GOLD MEDAL and has been awarded as a Student Of The Year (SOTY) GURGAON CITY Award.  Tazeen Ahmed (class X) has been awarded with FIRST RUNNER UP for the Student Of The Year (SOTY) GURGAON CITY Award. 

Self assessment beyond Academics along with the area of interest and passion of our Shalomites was conducted in SHIS. Children from class VIII-XI and interested students from class XII were trained to explore their talents not only in Academics also in Co-curricular activities like Dance, Music, Debating MUN, Sports etc. They were given an insight to prepare a creative Curriculum Vitae (CV) in which they were guided to write their biological details by underlining their scholastic achievements including scores/ranks in individual subjects. Along with the extra-curricular activities & achievements, the certificates of participation were also attached.

7 students uploaded their CV's withholding the recommendation letters from their respective teachers. Out of 7 CVs, our three children got selected for the next INTERVIEW level which was conducted in Delhi office from 2nd April-9th April 2017.

NANDINI SHUKLA (VIII-E), KENNETH LOBO (IX-B) AND TAZEEN AHMED (IX-A) were selected at National Level for the next stage of interview.

Heartiest Congratulations to the Winners!!!

Shalom Hills International School declared as Winner in Second Level of Korea-India Friendship Quiz Competition: 24thApril 2017

Under the aegis & guidance of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr. Lilly George, the Shalom students have participated in the first round of Korea - India Friendship Quiz where 10 bright Shalomites of class X qualified for the coveted next round of the quiz that was held on 24th April 2017 at the Embassy of South Korea (Korea Cultural Centre India).

The selection in second round gave them international exposure and greater insight into India's diplomatic ties and bilateral relations with South Korea. The students were groomed and trained by the Quiz In-charge Ms. Lopa Mishra. The Students had pulled up their socks for the high octane second round of the competition where they faced off with other stalwarts from prestigious schools like DAV (Delhi), Springdales (Delhi), Kothari International School (Delhi), APJ School (Delhi) to name a few. There were 90 participants. The second round had two levels, one written (Level 2A) and another Oral, Visual cum Buzzer (Level 2B) in total five rounds with negative markings having special emphasis to South Korean language and spellings.

Akshita Anand of Class X from Shalom Hills International School has secured her place in Finals that will be held on 4th May 2017.

The initiative, unique presence and guidance of Founder-Managing Director, Dr. (Mrs.) Lilly George during the preparation of the event has created incomparable motivation in the students.

The Finals of the Quiz competition will require a deep dive into Korea’s foreign relations, culture, economy, politics, government, language, cuisine, society, tourism, sports, history and geography.  The far reaching objective that is being organized by the Embassy of South Korea is to foster closer India-South Korea relations and broaden children’s knowledge about the bilateral relations between two countries.

SHALOM BOYS GYMNAST TEAM CLAIMS THE RUNNERS UP TROPHY

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.

Workshop on Pro-Social Peer Moderator-Media Literacy

Date: April 10, 2017

Venue: Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon

A highly informative and interactive workshop on Pro-Social Peer-Moderator on Media Literacy was organized by Fortis Group of Hospitals, Gurgaon. The workshop was attended by a group of 5 students from classes IX & X, accompanied by the PGT Psychology teacher, Ms Mitu Singh. The discussion during the workshop catered to certain issues which understand the impact of media on the psychology of the public. Some of the topics covered were as follows-

  1. Aggression vs. violence
  2. Reality vs. Fantasy
  3. Online vs. Offline Persona
  4. Safety vs. Privacy

      The workshop included some interesting activities which filled all the students with enthusiasm to participate eagerly. The activities conducted were as follows-

Activity 1- Children were asked to convince people not to ban the particular media they were enacting at that time. (Individual task)

Activity 2- The group members had to prepare news in accordance to a particular news channel.

Activity 3- The participants were required to prepare an advertisement based on the target audience assigned to each group.

      The workshop was very informative and interesting and the kids really enjoyed being a part of it. It gave the students insight into the decoding or deconstruction of advertisements and media related material.

      Such kind of activities can be arranged by our students, with the involvement of other students, in the assembly to help familiarize all the students with the intricacies of the working of the media.

Grade III went on a visit to “The Garden of Five Senses” on 7th March, 2017

The students of Class 3 went on an educational trip to “The Garden of Five Senses” on 7th March 2017. The children accompanied by their teachers enjoyed a nature walk and learnt about the different kinds of flowers and trees. The Garden of Five Senses is an ambitious project of Delhi tourism. It has been designed to stimulate one’s sensory response to the environment. The students learnt about the exotic flora imported from all across the world as well as indigenous species grown therein. Some of the varieties that the children saw in the garden were Kalpataru, Kamandal tree, Reethe, Brinjal plants, Champa, Camphor, Bamboo trees etc. The children also saw the Khas Bagh which has been built on the lines and architectural style of a Mughal garden.

The students enjoyed the trip and learnt about the different variety of plants.

Morning Assembly held on 23rd Feb 2017. Theme: Beating examination stress

The students of Grade VIII E conducted the morning assembly on 23rd February 2017. The assembly began with the Lord’s Prayer, followed by Sanskrit Shloka based on self-respect, vision and mission of the School, word of the day, and a wonderful thought on ‘Beating examination stress, news headlines as well as the weather report. Anmol shared a few health tips with the students followed by Avni’s speech reiterating the important tips to bear in mind during the examination time. Avni in her speech on ‘Combatting Examination Blues and Stress’ highlighted the importance of a balanced diet, adequate hours of sleep as well as emphasized the need to maintain a proper study schedule. Yet another handy tip given out by her was that talking to a parent or a trustworthy friend will also help in relieving oneself of unwanted exam pressure.

Mr Carlton Wilson, the Dean addressed the school and spoke encouraging words to the students. He urged the students to follow the advice shared by their school-mate and put it into practice.

The assembly was thereafter concluded with Shalom Anthem followed by National Anthem.

SHIS – A part of GSP Award Ceremony held on 15th Feb, 2017

The immortal philosophy of our Father of the Nation “we need to be the change we want to see in the world “finds an uncanny echo in the guiding philosophy of Dr. Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director of SHIS who believes that education like life itself is a dynamic process. The students of SHIS whole-heartedly don the mantle of the catalysts of change and engage in many coveted initiatives that celebrate the spirit of change. Recently, the school was a part of the Green School Programme Award ceremony organised by the Centre of Science and Environment at Indian Habitat Centre, Stein Auditorium, New Delhi. It was attended by Ms. Anjali Drolia, Ms. Lalita Yadav and Ms. Suman Bhanwala.

Out of 3000 schools across country where GSP Audit was conducted, only 700 schools were certified for completing audit in all fields such as air, water, waste, food, land and energy. Shalom Hills was one of the schools which successfully completed this comprehensive audit and was lauded for their audit measures with certification.

About 15 students from SHIS took part in the street play and art Competition. 

REPORT JUNIOR OLYMPICS 2017

Our forty eight (48) little champs of grade 1-5 participated in Junior Olympics organized by Junior Sports India at Chhatrasal stadium, model town, New Delhi from 05/02/17 to 08/02/17. Students participated in different races with lot of enthusiasm, it was lot of fun and ample exposure was given to our young ones. Out of the participating students 17 of the following came out as winners.

S.NO

NAME OF STUDENT

CLASS

EVENT

POSITION

RELAY RACE

1

KRISHIKA

I

RELAY RACE

IIIRD

2

RIDDHI YADAV

I

 

IIIRD

3

PARINESH

II

 

IIIRD

4

SAMANVI

I

 

IIIRD

FUN RACE

5

NAMAN

I

FUN RACE

IIIRD

6

RAGAV SONI

I

 

IIIRD

7

ANSH

I

 

IIIRD

8

DIVYE

I

 

IIIRD

9

NIPUN

I

 

IIIRD

10

FELIX

I

 

IIIRD

RELAY RACE

11

KRISH YADAV

II

RELAY RACE

IIND

12

RIDIT MAHESHWARI

II

 

IIND

13

LUV YADAV

II

 

IIND

14

DAKSH GANDHI

I

 

IIND

FLAT RACE

15

ARUSHI

III

100MTR RACE

IST

16

MUGDHA

IV

100MTR RACE

IIND

17

AADHYA MATHUR

V

400MTR RACE

IIND

 

Reported by
Jyoti Chauhan & Poonam Tasiwal (JSI)

Students of Grade VI-VIII went on HERITAGE WALK to Qutub Minar on 10th to 14th February 2017

The school had organized an educational trip to Qutub Minar for Class VI, VII and VIII students. The students were provided with guides, Mr. Gaurav and Mr. Asif who were a fount of information. As the students entered the premises of the Qutub complex, the guides gave them various details and interesting facts about this historically important monument. They gave the students the precise history of this fascinating edifice and told them that the structure was started by Qutub-ud- din Aibak in 1191 but later on it was completed by his successor, Iltutmish. Besides this, the complex also has some more architecturally eye-catching edifices - the Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, Alai Minar, Quibla, Tombs, etc.
In the courtyard of the mosque stands the famous iron pillar which is a metallurgical wonder that has neither rusted nor corroded. A Quiz activity was also conducted by the guides who kept the students intellectually engaged as well. As the students boarded the bus with pretty souvenirs, they took along with them sweet memories of a day well spent.

School Counselors attended a workshop on Intervening for Substance Abuse in School-Aged Children on 9th Feb 2017

The school counselors Ms.  Bhupinder Kaur and Ms. Elizabeth B. Thomas attended a workshop at FMRI, Gurgaon. The therapist, Dr. Mimansa Singh helped the counselors to identify the children at risk behavior and to develop prevention/intervention strategies for the students who have been identified for substance abuse.

It was stressed that at the primary level, a school wide policy has to be framed to spread awareness about substance abuse and at the secondary level, collaborative work among parents, counselors and teachers is required to help the child. Lack of parental support or supervision, severe conflicts within the family, transitory stages are a few factors which make intervention necessary by the school counselors. In such a scenario, setting the goals for the child & family and collaborative work by the school are needed.  Methods like talks from experts, peer facilitators, social skills training which would help in reducing the risk factors among the students were discussed in the forum.

Life Skills Training and motivational Interview, along with mobilizing social support for enhancing communication and decision making skills are the need of the hour. 

Shalom students attend TOI News Makers held in Manav Rachna University, Faridabad on 8th Feb 2017

Under the inspiring leadership of Dr. Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director, SHIS seeks to not only enlighten its students but also empower them with the 21st century skills. The Student Editorial staff guided by the English Faculty is given full leverage by the school management to pull out a student-driven imitative ‘Shalom insights’.  

Lishika Sahni (IX) and Suchita Poddar (XI) accompanied by their English teacher, Ms. Kavita Bhardwaj attended the prestigious ‘NEWS MAKERS Event’ organized by Times of India. The event was attended by more than 25 schools of Delhi NCR. The distinguished guests of honor and key speakers included Mr. Puneet Jain, Pragun Jindal, 20 years old writer of Black White and Grey, Ms. Poonam Singh and Mr Kumar Saurav.

The event was bifurcated into 2 parts – Evaluation Exam and Press Conference. The former was designed to test the students’ general awareness, report writing skills for the final selection of TOI Star Correspondents. The latter provided the students with a platform to articulate their opinions.

The writing enthusiasts of SHIS enjoyed answering the intriguing questions and took keen part in the event. 

3 Doodler Workshop by Primary Plus Media Pvt Ltd conducted on 3rd and 6th February, 2017

A 3 Doodler activity was conducted on 3rd and 6th February in the all sections of class 3. This activity was conducted in the library. The primary aim of the activity was to enhance the creative expression of the students and also to provide them with an engaging platform to practise and showcase their writing skills.

The activity allowed the students to draw their 3D Art or Model on any surface in any colour by using a 3 Doodler pen. This activity helped to enhance learning and brain development in the children. Yet another laudable objective of this activity was also to kindle children’s interest in art, design, aesthetics & motor skills. The children made different designs using the 3 Doodler pen. The activity was enjoyed by all the students.

 

First Level of India-Korea Friendship Quiz conducted in Grade IX and XI on 27th January 2017

Under the aegis of its Founder-Managing, Dr. Lilly George, the Shalom students receive coveted invitations to world class competitions which give them international exposure and greater insight into India's diplomatic ties and bilateral relations with other countries. Students of Grades IX and XI appeared for a highly engaging yet challenging school level Quiz Competition on Korea which tested their in-depth knowledge of Korea – its culture, economy, politics, language, cuisine and geography.  The laudable objective behind this challenging Quiz being organized by the embassy of South Korea is to foster closer India-South Korea relations and broaden children’s knowledge about the bilateral relations between these 2 countries and at the same time, provide the young students with an opportunity to learn about the South Korean culture.

The students answered 25 MCQ questions covering a wide spectrum of topics. Ms. Lopa Mudra, the Quiz Incharge conducted the quiz and will be forwarding the Quiz Worksheets to the embassy of South Korea who will be announcing the 10 school winners for next level of the Competition.

Students of Grade V take part in Creative Writing Competition on 25th Jan’17

The students of Grade V at SHIS gave wing to their writing flair and imagination in a Creative Writing Competition conducted to commemorate our nation’s 68th Republic Day with great deal of patriotic zeal and fervor. The students were given several topics to choose from such as- ‘India in 2050’; Why I love my country?’; and ‘If I become the Prime Minister of India’. They took great interest in expressing their thoughts on these topics. The topics stimulated their creativity, imagination and fostered artistic expression in their writing. This activity not only explored the functions and values of creative writing; it reverberated with the spirit of patriotism as students candidly expressed their love for the country.

The students understood the underlying idea that writing could be fun. All in all, the activity helped the children discover the joy of writing. The school echoed with patriotic enthusiasm as the students celebrated the spirit of India portraying it as Incredible India. The students were appreciated for their creativity of expressions with certificates of brilliance.

SKILL CLUB CULMINATION ASSEMBLY

The innate talents of the students of SHIS are nurtured through a plethora of cultural activities integrated in the school curriculum. To develop creativity and capacity for analytical, motor skills and critical thinking, the students are exposed to various co-curricular activities oscillating from robotics to sculpture to art and craft and photography. The culmination of the Skill Clubs took place by way of a Grand Finale ceremony on 25th January, 2017 in which students from Grade III-V showcased the best of what the students had learnt during this academic session.

In Robotics, students immaculately skilled at catapult thrower, remote controlled car and sweeper boat. While in Thread and needle club, displayed their dexterity at using thread and needle, wool pasting and weaving. In Sculpture club, they demonstrated different stages of casting and molding animal figures, human figures, coiling and engraving methods. In Photography club, students shared their knowledge and capability to take candid shot, still life photography, half click and full click.

Students were appreciated for their efforts with certificates of brilliance and were enthused to keep participating in club activities as they are an important part of the curriculum along with the academics.

Republic Day Assembly put up by Grade VII students on 25th Jan’17

The students of Grade VII put up a moving patriotic cultural programme by way of a Republic Day Special Assembly. Ably guided by the class teachers of all sections of VII, the children highlighted the historic importance of our Republic Day through a gripping skit and impressive dialogues. The powerful skit covered all the highpoints of our Freedom Struggle movement, Swadeshi movement and drafting of our Constitution. The students impressed the audience with their convincing speeches and the oath that was rendered by Dr. Rajendra Prasad. They were ably guided and trained by their class teachers, Ms. Swati, Ms. Richa, Ms. Ambika, Ms. Kousalya, Ms. Meetu and Ms. Shruti Vashisht with the support of Hindi Faculty. 

Mr. Atul Bhatt, the principal spoke inspiring words to the teachers and students on the occasion. The Sports winners and achievers of Skating Tournament, Basketball championship and others were felicitated with trophies and medals.

The assembly drew to a close with the flag hoisting and National Anthem. 

Student students take part in CBSE Online Quiz on Swachh Bharat, Yoga and Holistic Health on 24th Jan’17

After clearing the previously conducted school round in all sections of IX and X, Aarushi Hans of Grade X A and Tazeen Ahmad of IX A were announced the top winners of the first level. They appeared for the Online Quiz by logging in on the link shared on CBSE link and attempted the time test which covered questions pertaining to the topics of Swachh Bharat, Yoga and Holistic Health. The Online Quiz of 50 questions had to be completed in 45 minutes and it started at 11.30 am sharp on 24th Jan’17.

The 2 school contestants ably attempted and answered all the 50 questions in almost 33 minutes.

An Inter Dynasty Competition (Kadambari Club) held on 24th January 2017

In order to give wings to our students’ imagination, an Inter-Dynasty Story Writing activity was conducted by the Hindi Department in “Kadambari Club” on 24th January’17. The students from Grade III-V participated enthusiastically and poured out their imagination in the form of the written word. The students were shown pictures based on which they were encouraged to frame an original story of their own. The students let their imagination take shape in the form of an ingenious story.

The students of class III participated in “Show and Tell” activity in which they were asked to speak aloud a few lines on the given picture.

They not only enjoyed in dwelling and pondering over the story in their beautiful way but it also provided them with an opportunity to improve their creative writing skills. The result was an array of different beautiful stories culled out of same picture.

 

Class

Ist

2nd

3rd

III

Ebony

Oak

Maple and Cedar

IV

Ebony

Oak

Maple

V

Maple

Cedar

Ebony

 

“Activity of Typing in Ms Word” held for Grade III students on 23rd January’17

A Computer activity was conducted on 23rd January’17 in which the students of Class III were guided how to type a letter in MS word addressed to their parents expressing their love for them. Their Computer teachers, Ms. Shruti Barawal and Ms. Priyanka Pabla explained to the students how to open Ms Word and then how to make use of various tools while typing in it.

The students completely enjoyed this activity and learnt how to type and save the document in Ms Word.

An activity on ‘Different Occupations’ held for Class 3 on 23rd January 2017

An activity on ‘Different Occupations’ was conducted in all the sections of class III.  The students were introduced to the various occupations they can choose when they grow up. They were asked to write about the occupation of their choice on a given sheet. Thereafter they were asked to write about the source of inspiration for choosing a particular occupation.

This was an individual activity in which the students had to come forward turn by turn and speak a few lines on the occupation which they want to choose when they grow up. They were very confident and happy as they stepped forward to speak in front of their class-mates and teacher. They participated enthusiastically in the activity and spoke clearly.  

Skills such as listening and speaking skills, inter personal skills, intra personal skills, Reasoning Skills etc were nurtured through this activity.  

SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS (Since April 2016)

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Co-curricular/Academic Achievements (Session 2016-17)

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Dynasty Tally 2016-17

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Dynasty Report 2016-17

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Grade III Picnic on 22nd December’16

A day long picnic was organized for the students of Grade III on 22nd December 2016 at camp Farmstead (Rocksport) near Gurgaon.

Camp Farmstead was an ideal day excursion which provided the right picnic opportunity together with benefits of adventure training. The camp instructors kept the students on their toes throughout the day with fun-filled activities like Sports climbing, Alpha cross, Burma Bridge, Tent pitching, Hamster wheel, Zip line and many others.

The students enjoyed sitting in the tents which had been put up for them to relax in. The children enjoyed a well laid out nutritious breakfast and lunch. This gave them the energy to march around the camp grounds in their respective groups with the team leaders that had been assigned to them. The children had a lot of fun and enjoyed the picnic.

Students of Grades I-V visit Camp Tikkling on 15th Dec’16

Experiential Education is an important tool for education and excursions, educational trips and camping activities form an integral part of this. With this aim, students of SHIS from Grade I-V were taken for a day out to Camp Tikkling at the foothills of Aravali hills. The students were divided in various teams, each group with its distinctive name and war cry like Panthers, Jaguars, Fiery Foxy, and Gladiators etc. The students then were engaged in some amazing adventure sports such as rock climbing, zorbing, hiking, zipping, wall climbing, commando net, zip line and more, under the watchful care of their teachers and supervision of trained experts.

This is the age when kids like to spend most time in the outdoors. Contact with nature stimulates interest and concern among the students to make them understand the physical environment and use natural resources wisely. At Camp Tikkling, the youngsters went from strength to strength, learning about themselves and their classmates as they scaled the climbing wall, rappelled down the rock cliff and tested their stamina on obstacle courses. They returned home tired but exhilarated and filled with lots of stories to share.

Christmas Assembly conducted by Grade IX as part of Christmas Celebrations on 23rd Dec’16

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

Christmas is one of the best time to celebrate the love of God and family ties and to create memories that will last forever. At SHIS, Christmas and the spirit it is associated with - the spirit of giving without a thought of getting; the joy of sharing and caring  tis celebrated equally with great cheer, gaiety and positive energy.

The school was redolent with Christmas tree, stars, bells, streamers, sounds of carols and brighter smiles on the faces of students and teachers alike. Overriding every other emotion, a wave of cheer enveloped the school surroundings spreading the message of faith, happiness and peace all around.

The students of Grade IX presented a lovely Assembly which included a play, dance-drama, dance sequel, talk show, Christmas poem and Christmas rap song. The delightful play with its humorous dialogues but meaningful asides gave out the loud and clear message that ‘Christmas is not about opening gifts but about opening hearts.’  There was a witty talk show with Santa Claus and an elf. A timeless poem ‘Twas a night before Christmas’ brought alive the anticipation that marks the Christmas eve.

Annual Sports Day celebrated for Junior Wing on 21st Dec’16

The school playground of SHIS was filled with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere on 21st December, 2016 as Grade V celebrated its Annual Sports Day. Sports and athletics have been an integral part of SHIS for years immemorial. Students dressed in their sports uniform stood with flamboyant spirit, eager to participate in the competition.

Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement. Students competed in events such as sack races, obstacle races and three legged races. Students put in their whole hearted effort to beat each other in the races; it was a fine display of the most energetic performances.

Students extremely enjoyed the day and celebrated the winners these races. The sports day ended with a tug-of-war which was a cherry on the cake. Sports not only channelize students’ energy in the most productive way, it also builds effective team and boosts friendship.

Grade V students visit Shanti Bhavan Trust of India

On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, Grade V students of SHIS visited an orphanage home, Shanti Bhavan Trust of India. It was a part of the Community Outreach Programme and Social Service Campaign to celebrate the eternal values of ‘Joy of Sharing’.

 It was such a wonderful experience for the Shalom students to spread cheer, Christmas spirit and goodwill in the lives of these students of Shanti Bhavan. On their arrival, they were warmly greeted by the warmhearted children and some volunteers of the home. They cheered happily and welcomed them with open arms. Students interacted with them; sang songs and carols with them, played games and spent some quality time with these children. They distributed clothes, biscuits and chocolates, books, and stationery items to the children. They even recited some famous poems together.

The inmates of the home were filled with gratitude and happiness. At SHIS, students are encouraged to practise the philosophy of Sharing and Caring. Students brought things from their home to donate generously and were immensely satisfied to bring smiles and sparkles in the eyes of these students. Shalom students showed that ‘to share is to care’.

Grade III students put up a Special Assembly ‘ONCE UPON A TIME on 20th and 21st Dec 2016

The students of Class III presented a delightful Special Assembly which commenced with the Lord’s Benediction, Presentation of School Achievements and welcome address by Junior Head Boy – K. Abhishek and Literary Head – Erin.  The occasion was graced by Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director. The school choir left all enthralled with soulful Christmas carols.

The cultural programme was a captivating mélange of popular folk fable, fairy tale, an eternal epic and our country’s freedom struggle movement. The theme ‘Once Upon A Time’ owed its name and visual impact to the Founder-Managing Director’s creative conceptualization of the entire show.  The first genre of story-telling was Cinderella in which the students presented a prayer dance and ball dance.

The young performers  captured the eternal charm of the much-loved tale of ‘Aladdin and his magical lamp’ through a dance capsule. An endearing enactment of the Ramayana by talented dancers brought alive the timeless message of ‘Good triumphs over evil’. The last performance was a realistic depiction of our freedom struggle titled ‘Swatantrata ki Kahani ‘. A grand finale was a fitting coup de grace to the event.

Students of Grade VI visit a home for underprivileged on 20th Dec’16

As part of the ‘Joy of Sharing’ Week celebrations, the students of class IV visited Harmony House in Sector 17, Gurgaon on 20.12.16. The students were accompanied by Ms. Elizabeth B. Thomas and Ms. Sangeeta Madhok. It is a school run for the underprivileged children. The visit started with a brief introduction by the in-charge of the house, Ms. Harpriya. She shared the vision and mission of the centre. Then the students of SHIS interacted with the children at the centre.

In the ice-breaking session, the students at the Harmony House had to find a friend from Shalom students and they had to share a special quality they possessed in common. All the children joined in whole-heartedly in this fun game. The young Shalomites presented songs, recited poems and also gifted them with clothes and stationery items. Much to everyone’s delight, the children at the house also showcased their talent through dance, songs and poems. It was an extremely interactive session as the students established a great rapport with each other.

Students of Senior Wing visit Nirmal N.G.O on 16th Dec’16

Shramdaan is not only mandatory for the students as prescribed in the CBSE curriculum but is also considered important in SHIS for teaching its students the need and importance of ‘Community Service’.  

The students of Shalom Hills are regularly engaged in Social Service for multiple reasons – teaching them to reach out to the less privileged sections of the society; exposing the children to the ground realities in our society, providing an opportunity to the students to interact and understand the problems faced by the underprivileged sections of society.  

The students of grade VII-X accompanied by their teachers, Ms. Lalita Yadav and Ms. Rita Dey visited Nirmal NGO. The children through this visit learnt about the hardships faced by the poor and the needy. At the same time, they learnt to be grateful to the Almighty for the advantages they enjoy. The students wholeheartedly contributed for the noble cause and gained a lot of values from this visit.

Academic Class Presentation put up by Grade V students on 17th Dec’16

The students of Grades V showcased their multi-layered learning and skills through a Class Presentation. This academic extravaganza was planned as a distinctive presentation based on the theory of Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and was the special ‘brainchild’ of Dr. Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director who believes that each child is unique and possesses an individual learning style and own set of abilities.

Imaginatively conceptualized and personally guided by Dr. Lilly George, powerfully scripted by the staff and flawlessly executed by the students, the academic presentation was a delightful mosaic of theatrical performances, songs, and skit put by the bright and enthusiastic students of all sections of Grade V. A courtroom drama about who would rule the Grammar House gave the children an opportunity to reveal their knowledge of Verb, Noun, Preposition and other topics. Science, Hindi, Maths and Social Science came alive through the skillfully inter-disciplinary and integrated presentation comprising of compelling dialogues, Hindi dohas, Science song and Maths jingle.    

 The children amply proved that every student can learn but in a different manner, like math can be learnt by a song and science through a drama.

Shalom Hills International School bids a fond Au revoir to its outgoing batch of Grade XII on 17th Dec’16

Emotive moments, lingering memories and million-dollar looks were the hallmarks of the adieu party organized for Grade XII.

The emotionally surcharged occasion was compounded half of sadness that the senior graders are on the verge of exiting from the school precincts and half of joyous anticipation that they were poised to embark on a fresh episode of their life. Ms. Ruchi Bhatia read aloud Dr. Lilly George loving message for the outgoing batch.

The incumbent Grade XI put up a delightful cultural programme spiced with lively songs and dances and even livelier compering by the young anchors. More fun rolled out as the host batch invited their senior grades teachers to give delightful titles which were most thoughtfully and wittily penned down for each student of the outgoing batch. Grade XI girls and boys showed their twinkle-toes and some amazingly lithe movements as they danced to the tune of the current chartbusters. The students of Grade XII scorched the ramp with their diva looks and cool attitude as they walked down the aisle.

Mr Raj Abbas and Ms. Tapasya were crowned Mr Shalom and Ms Shalom respectively. No teary goodbyes, no conventional farewells, but only ‘Fare Ye Well’  - sums up the valedictory party hosted by the Grade XI students for the outgoing batch of Grade XII. 

English activity of “Presentation of Homework” conducted on 13th December’16

An English activity was conducted for the students of class IV 13th December’16. The activity was based on the home work given, in which the students were asked to write ‘what they would do if they were alone at home’ and presenting the same in front of the class. The students shared what their idle (work-free) day would be like, importance of safety, partying with friends and missing their parents.

All the students were really excited about presenting their ‘home alone time’ activity work. They expressed themselves very well and were very confident during the presentation. They thoroughly enjoyed the activity.

Parental sports Day – Shalom Sportsvito 2016 held fr parents of Grades IV, VIII and IX on 10th Dec’16

Good, Better, Best

Never Let it Rest

Till your good is better

And your better is your best. 

The much awaited Sportsvito 2016 was held for the parents and students of Grades IV, VIII and IX on Saturday 10th Dec’16. The good turnout from the
parents, their high spirits and the clear skies contributed to the success of the event which is a special initiative of Dr. Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director.  This event was specially conceptualized by Dr. Lilly George in order to afford parents an opportunity to relive their childhood days and enjoy recreational activities along with their children. 

Dr. Lilly George declared the meet open by releasing the tri-coloured balloons and then joined in whole-heartedly for all the sportive festivities. Peppy aerobics and zumba dance exercises gave an enervating start to the event. The mothers, fathers and the children were thereafter engaged in sheer fun games like Musical Chairs, Tug-of-War, Paddle Walk, Balancing the balloon etc. games.

The air was rent with sounds of lively anchoring, loud cheering and excited cries of children encouraging their parents as the dapper moms and dads took keen part in the sports activities.

The parents enjoyed the event and thanked the management and heads for arranging this fun-filled programme for them.

Students of VIII-XI go on an Adventure trip to Baliyawas on 6th Dec’16

Nearly 200 students of Class VIII-IXwere taken on a Day Adventure trip to Farmstead near Baliyawas, Gurgaon.  The students reachedthe school in the morning in high spirits and the day too was bright and sunny – an ideal setting for a school outing.They set off excitedly for the venue, accompanied by their class and subject teachers. At Farmstead, the students were divided into groups and were assisted by the team members of the Rockport group. They started with a warm up session followed by activities and games like Burma Bridge, Zip line. Zorbing, Commando crawl, Artificial Wall climbing, Commando net etc. The students were given demonstrations and instructions for each activity. All the students and teachers had riotous fun engaging in these fun activities.

A healthy and delicious breakfast was savored by all. After rustling up a good appetite after enjoying the physicall energizing activities, the children partook of an appetizing lunch. After lunch, they were back with a final round of activities until 4 pm. Another round of pakoras and noodles was enjoyed with gusto after the last invigorating session of activities.

Students of VI-VII go on an Adventure trip to Baliyawas on 5th Dec’16

Students of Class VI-VII were taken on a Day Adventure trip to Farmstead near Baliyawas, Gurgaon.  The students reached the school in the morning in great anticipation for a bright, sunny day- just the right ingredient for an ideal outing. Fortunately, a perfect sunny day greeted them and they set off, happy as larks for the venue, accompanied by 23 teachers. At Farmstead, the students were divided into groups and were assisted by the team members of the Rockport group. They started with a warm up session followed by activities and games like Burma Bridge, Zip line. Zorbing, Commando crawl, Artificial Wall climbing, Commando net etc. The students were given demonstrations and instructions for each activity. All the students and teachers had riotous fun engaging in these fun activities.

A healthy and delicious breakfast was savored by all. In the afternoon, the children returned for their lunch comprising of paneer, aloo sabji, zeera rice-rajmah, raita, jalebis. After lunch, they were back with a final round of activities until 4 pm. Another round of pakoras and noodles was enjoyed with gusto after the last invigorating session of activities.

Inter-Dynasty Competition “My Favourite Cartoon” conducted on 21st November, 2016

Cartoons are an integral part of one’s growing up. It is someone’s dream figure, given life to, for enjoyment. On 21st November, 2016 the students of Grades III-V participated in an Inter-Dynasty Cartoon Making Competition. As we know, cartoons promote the learning and acquisition of skills, creativity, power of imagination and morals in students. Cartoons undeniably serve an educational purpose, teaching everything from counting to good behaviour. They can also create some excellent role models to help instil morals and a sense of right and wrong within a child. The knowledge and vivid imagination that can be gained from visual experience cannot be undermined.

The students were apprised a week back about the given topic, so that they could prepare for the same. The children drew their favourite cartoon character as well as wrote a few lines about the character drawn.

The children were well prepared for the activity. They drew their favourite cartoon character  such as “Tom & Jerry”, “Ben 10”, “Batman”, “Scooby doo”, “Oggy and The Cockroaches” etc. and many explained the reason for it being their favourite. Doremon seemed to be the most popular cartoon character followed by Spiderman. The outcome was absolutely stunning; the cartoons drawn were one better than the other.

Class Ist Position 2nd Position 3rd Position
III Cedar Oak Ebony
IV Cedar Ebony Oak
V Ebony Maple Cedar

Grade II students put up a Special Assembly ‘ONCE UPON A TIME on 26th Nov 2016

The students of Class- II presented a delightful Special Assembly which commenced with the Lord’s Benediction, Presentation of School Achievements and welcome address by Junior Head Boy – K. Abhishek and Literary Head – Erin.  The occasion was graced by Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director, Vice-Chairman and Director.

The cultural programme was a captivating mélange of popular folk fable, fairy tale, an eternal epic and our country’s freedom struggle movement. The theme ‘Once Upon A Time’ owed its name and visual impact to the Founder-Managing Director’s creative conceptualization of the entire show.  The first genre of story-telling was Cinderella in which Grade II A presented a prayer dance and ball dance.

The young performers of II-C captured the eternal charm of the much-loved tale of ‘Aladdin and his magical lamp’ through a delightful dance capsule. An endearing enactment of the Ramayana by talented performers of II-D brought alive the timeless message of ‘Good triumphs over evil’. The last performance was a realistic depiction of our freedom struggle movement titled ‘Swatantrata ki Kahani ‘. A grand finale was a fitting coup de grace to the event.

Reading activity conducted for Grade III students on 25th November’16

‘Reading Day’ activity was conducted in all sections of grade 3 on 25th November’2016. This activity aimed to encourage and inculcate the reading habit among the children. All the children were given books based on great Indian mythological tales. Each book presented a balanced structure of exciting text accompanied by bright and lively pictures that help to stimulate imagination and enhance the child’s understanding of the story. The students were engrossed in reading the stories and they enjoyed reading in the time that was given to them. A few children also spoke about their favourite story books. The children also exchanged books with one another. This activity helped the children discover and appreciate the joy of reading.

Shalom students triumph in a “Creative Ad-Making Competition” held n Vedatya Institute on 25th Nov’16

Two students of Grade XII namely Raj Abbas Tulluri and Sachin Bohra took part in a high-level and intellectually powered Creative Ad-Making Competition in Vedatya Institute. They were accompanied by Ms. Megha Gupta (HOD, Computer Dept.).

The two students had a definite head-start as they were among the top ones chosen from the qualifying first round in which the contestants had to prepare and send an advertisement video of a future product. In the final round, they had to present the same video along with PPT accentuating their planning and marketing strategies. The students had made glasses named “Intellisiz” as their futuristic product which had the hi-tech feature of seeing the virtual world. They were given 8 minutes to present it and then in last 2 minutes of the 10 minute slot allotted to them, they answered tricky questions put to them in the question round by the highly competent judges namely Mr. Rahul Vaidyanathan, Account Director of Weber Shandwick and Mr. Surjya Meher, Founder and CEO of Shelltag. The students bagged the 2nd position and won Lenovo smart phones.

‘One Nation Reading Together’ Scholastic activity held on 25th Nov’16

On 25th November, 2016, the students of Grade V joined the nation in taking part in the Annual Scholastic Activity of Scholastic; ‘One Nation Reading Together’. One Nation Reading Together is an annual event, wherein the children in the schools across the country spend 30 minutes on the designated day, reading for fun and participating in other activities that celebrate reading as a pleasurable and enriching experience.
At SHIS, we encourage and engage our students in regular reading activities to foster and further the habit of reading.  Reading helps students develop a strong sense of imagination; gain basic speech skills and improve their better communication skills.  

With the aim to encourage children to read more, the students of Grade V were inspired to engage in a couple of reading activities. They read extracts from different subject books, story books and newspapers. They also individually read aloud, indulged in collective reading, recited poems and did silent comprehensive reading. To celebrate the pleasures of reading, the students also designed a book cover in an extremely creative manner. The children immensely benefitted from this activity.

Mass Assembly held in SHIS on occasion of Constitution Day on 25th Nov’16

26th November is celebrated as ‘Constitution Day’ since the Constitution of India, which made India a sovereign, democratic republic, was adopted on November 26, 1949. From that day, India was no longer a dominion of the British crown.  Shalom Hills International School proudly celebrated the Constitution Day by holding a Mass Assembly in which the Preamble of the Constitution was read aloud and the students were made aware about the importance of the Indian Constitution and its key features, particularly the Fundamental Rights and Duties enshrined in it.

Senior students of IX and XI read aloud this introductory statement to the Constitution, the ‘Preamble’ laying special emphasis on its salient points – Sovereign, Secular, Socialist, Democratic, Republic and ideals like Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity before the school gathering. An impressive skit highlighting the importance of our Constitution and how much research and consideration went into its drafting was presented by Grade VII-D students.

A spirited debate in Hindi ensued between 2 teams of Grade IX-X students on the topic : “ Do we need constitutional amendments or not?”. The speakers supporting and opposing the motion spoke clearly, impressively and fluently and covered cogent reasons in support of their arguments.

Students of class VII participate in Group Discussion Activity “Growing up as Boys & girls”

"When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior”. Being a boy or a girl is an important part of one’s identity.

An FA 4 Group Discussion activity was held for the students of Class VII. The purpose of this activity was to make the young pre-teens understand how some people have fixed ideas and stereo-typed notions. The discussion was meant to make the students understand and reflect on the societal prejudices and stereotypes that exist about gender differences. They were encouraged to think about their own lives and the society around them. All the students took an active part in it and contributed real life examples related to the topic and discussed them with their group partners. The students participated with a great deal of enthusiasm and found the activity an effective alternative experience for learning.

Children’s Day Celebrations held in Middle Wing on 11th November’16

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India was born on 14th November. This day is celebrated as Children’s Day in India to honour childhood throughout our country. He was also called Chacha Nehru, as he was very fond of children and saw our country in their hands achieving great heights in the future.

Children’s Day was celebrated in SHIS in a special way with the Middle Wing teachers presenting an assembly before the students of I-V. The teachers read aloud the prayer, shloka, vision and mission of Shalom, thought and word of the week and ended the assembly with a song.

Grade I teachers put up an amazing skit humorously depicting how children behave in  the classes and how their teachers handle them. Grade III teachers sang English songs and hymns and asked the children to sing along. Grade IV teachers danced to the tunes of popular children’s movie songs.

Grade V teachers put up a Slideshow Quiz based on popular cartoon characters for all the students present. The activity teachers put up an awesome dance performance on Bollywood numbers.

The children enjoyed the assembly and were highly thankful and appreciative of their loving teachers’ efforts to make this day so special and memorable for them.

Children’s Day celebrated in Grades I-II on 11th November’16

In India, Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, on the birthday of the first Prime Minister of independent India, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru. He emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children as he saw them as the bright future of India.

On this occasion, the students of Class I-II came to school dressed in colorful clothes.  The students enjoyed watching a PPT on Children’s Day and its importance. In the morning, the teachers of the Middle Wing presented a Special Assembly before the children. There were songs, skit, and dances put up by the teachers.

The students were thrilled and amused watching the performances. They were also given special badges as a token of love. Children’s Day was a fun-filled and a terrific one for all the students.

Pollution Awareness Rally by students of Class IX & X on 11th Nov’16

In Gurugram, the high levels of pollution were caused due to the cumulative effect of increase in the pollutants, bursting of fire crackers, dip in temperature and slow wind speed. Under the inspiring vision and leadership of Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing, SHIS is engaged in several ‘green’ and environmental initiatives that seek to make its students ‘Green Soldiers’.

One such recent initiative was a rally taken out by the students of Grades IX-X accompanied by the Science and Sports teachers to spread awareness about Air Pollution in the vicinity and the community. The main objective of the rally was to educate people about proper way of protecting themselves from the particulate matters present in the atmosphere. The students covered their mouth and nose with masks and carried placards and posters with messages on how to protect themselves from smog. The students also took a solemn pledge to educate the members of their community and endeavour to preserve the surroundings.

Inter-Dynasty Bookmark Making Competition held in Grades VI-VIII ON 11th Nov’16

SHIS believes in pushing its students to newer heights in all the spheres of curricular and co- curricular activities. The school organised Inter-Dynasty Bookmark Making Competition to commemorate the birth anniversary of Independent India’s first Education Minister and a learned scholar par excellence. This day is also celebrated as an annual observance as National Education Day.

 

All the students of Std. VI to VIII participated the in the competition. The students showcased their artistic foot forward and made innovative, ingenious and vibrantly designed bookmarks. The students used a wide range of creative materials like pastel sheets, handmade paper, paints, glitter, satin ribbons, mirror, glitter powder and beads to enhance the beauty of the bookmarks. The students made diverse designs to showcase their talent. It helped the students to explore and learn the contributions and achievements of Maulana Azad to India’s freedom movement and post-Independence India. The students then wrote inspirational quotes on Education on the bookmarks to make them more interesting and also to capture the viewer’s/reader’s imagination.

Science activity conducted on 7th November’16 for Grade VI D

An activity was conducted to explain the concepts of magnetism and poles of the magnet to the students of Grade VI D through demonstration of the same in the Science Lab. With the help of various magnetic and non-magnetic substances, the concept of magnet was explained to the students.

Using magnet and iron fillings, the students found north-pole and south-pole of a magnet and also understood that magnetic field is strongest at the poles. The students learnt to differentiate between magnetic and non-magnetic substances present in the Lab using a magnet. All these activities helped them to understand the magnetic concept. The students enjoyed the activity.

Grade IX students take part in Poster/Collage Making Competition held as part of National Education Day celebrations

The Department of English organized a ‘Poster Making’ Competition for the students of Grade IX to commemorate the National Education Day (which is an annual observance on 11th November every year) and also to pay homage to Maulana Abul Kalam ‘Azad’, the first Education Minister of Independent India.

 

The theme for the competition was ‘Education and Literacy’. Prior to the activity, the English teacher, Ms. Jyotin Prinja engaged the students in a discussion about the outstanding contribution of Maulana Azad to our country’s freedom struggle movement and education field in post-Independence era. Students participated enthusiastically in the discussions and expressed their views clearly in words and through paintings/posters. The students were asked to express their ideas through paintings, collages or sketches. The students came out with paintings, etchings and collage with catchy captions and information.

 

It was heartening to see the young scholars pay a reverent homage to our national leader, Maulana Azad and remember his achievements.

Grade V students participate in Poem Writing activity on ‘Lanterns’ conducted on 3rd November’16

An Inter-Class English Writing activity was held on 3rd November, 2016 in all sections of Grade V.  The aim of the Poetry Writing Competition was to develop creative instincts in students. The students were encouraged to write a short poem in their own original words and style on the given topic ‘Lanterns’. The topics were given a few days in advance so that the students got enough time to research on the theme and then create their own writing genre.

The participants were judged on different rubrics - the content of the poem, style of the poem, whether relevant to the topic and on the overall impression. Through this activity, the students got a chance to display their innate talent as a poet. Our budding poets used this platform to prove their mettle. English teachers guided the participants how to show their aptitude and writing flair. All the students thoroughly enjoyed the activity.

The best three poems from each section were selected and were displayed on the soft board to motivate the students and showing public appreciation of their creative attempts at poetry.

RASHTRIYA EKTA SAPTAH CELEBRATIONS Pledge Taking, Teacher Lecture and Slogan Writing activity carried out in Grades VI-VIII

India – our motherland is a symbol of National Unity and Unity in Diversity in itself. The imperative message of the importance of maintaining and contributing unity in the face of divisive forces needs to be re-enforced in the minds of the students. They need to be reminded that it is the duty of each and every citizen to safeguard the unity of our country.

The students of Grade VI to VIII of Shalom Hills International School took keen part in the Slogan Writing activity on the theme of National Unity. Being a bi-lingual activity, the Hindi and English Faculty members, Ms. Lalita Yadav and Ms. Esha Sethi delivered lectures in all the sections of Grades VI-VIII and also made the children repeat a Pledge on Unity (in Hindi and English) which highlighted the need for the entire country to stand united and be vigilant and ready to defend the integrity, unity and sovereignty of our country at all times.

Sportsvito – Sports Day for parents of Grade VII held on 5th November’16

SHIS believes that ‘School is Cool’ for parents if they too are provided with fun opportunities to revisit their student days and relive precious childhood memories. Through yet another ‘one-of-it-kind’ initiative of Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director of Shalom Group of Schools, Shalom Hills International School hosted ‘Shalom Sportsvito 2016 – Reliving Childhood’ on 5th Nov’16 to engage the parents in a plethora of energetic, full of beans and stimulating sports activities along with their children.

Parents dressed in sportive clothes had great fun taking part in the sports events - three leg race, Tennis Bottle Race Brick Block race, Bhangra Dance with balloon, Sack Race and Tug of War. The event was declared open by Dr Lilly George with the release of balloons followed by a spectacular Skating Presentation dedicated to the Indian soldiers and sentinels of our borders. Dr Lilly George took an active interest in the sportive revelries encouraging the sports enthusiasts and joining in in the Final round of the Tug-of-War. The highlight was the 500 metre race in which both the parents and child took part to determine the Fastest Family.  In a felicitation ceremony, Dr Lilly George conferred special Award Certificates to the winners among the parents. 

The parents were vastly appreciative of the school initiative and one parent, Mr Sarvesh Narang (father of Stuti Narang) specially flew from Saudi Arabia to join in Sportsvito.

Math- O- Mania Quiz conducted in Grade III on 4th November’16

An Inter- Dynasty Final Round of Math- O- Mania was conducted in all sections of Grade III. Earlier on 17th October’16, worksheets were given to the students in the dynasty meet as a preliminary round. The four best students were selected from each dynasty.

The quiz began with a lot of anticipation and excitement. There were 4 rounds in the Quiz-The General Round, Application Round, Brain Teaser Round and Rapid Fire round. The difficulty level increased as the rounds progressed.

Oak-1st

Udyan Goyal,  Abir Kumar, Tvisha Khurana, Aahana Shaikh

Ebony-2nd

Shaurya Gupta, Noyonika Banerjee, Titiksha Jindal, Riyanshee Yadav

Cedar-3rd

Toshani Mehra, Mahira Vashisht, Anoushka Kotra, Shreya Tiwari

Math- O- Mania held in Grade IV on 3rdNovember,16

The final round of Math- O- Mania was conducted for Grade IV students on 3rd Nov’16. The children were selected on the basis of their performance in the first round held on 17th October’16 where the students were given a worksheet to be answered in their dynasty meet. Four students from each dynasty were selected by the end of the screening round.  

The Quiz started with the 1st round, wherein the students’ aptitude was checked and the time limit was of 10 seconds.

In the 2nd round, the difficulty level was further increased and the time limit for each question was of 20 seconds. It was a transferrable round. The quiz concluded with the final round based on the sequence and patterns of numbers.

Cedar Dynasty came 1st.

 Maple Dynasty came 2nd.

Shalom Hills International School conducts Creative Writing activity on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 3rd November’16

The birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India is celebrated annually as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) on 31st October. As part of this annual commemoration in which CBSE affiliated schools also join in, Shalom Hills International School conducted activities highlighting the sterling role of Sardar Patel in shaping the destiny of our country in the Post Independence era and his outstanding contributions to the freedom movement and national integration.

On 3rd November 2016, the students of Grades V were encouraged to express their gratitude towards ‘Sardar Patel’s vision for India’ and ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as architect of modern India’. Students were invigorated to discuss, reflect upon and study the pivotal role played by him in unifying our country after its Independence. The young students of SHIS gave creative expression to the role and contributions of our national legendary leader, Sardar Patel by writing self-composed poems, reflexive and well-researched articles/essays on his vision and stature as ‘Unifier of India’.

Shalom Hills International School conducts Creative Writing activity on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 3rd November’16

The birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Mnister and Deputy Prime Minister of India is celebrated annually as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) on 31st October. As part of this annual commemoration in which CBSE affiliated schools also join in, Shalom Hills International School conducted activities highlighting the sterling role of Sardar Patel in shaping the destiny of our country in the Post Independence era and his outstanding contributions to the freedom movement and national integration.

On 2nd and 3rd November 2016, the students of Grades VI-XII were given certain topics like ‘Sardar Patel’s vision for India’ and ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as architect of modern India’ to discuss, reflect upon and study the pivotal role played by him in unifying our country after its Independence. The young students of SHIS gave creative expression to the role and contributions of our national legendary leader, Sardar Patel by writing self-composed poems, reflexive and well-researched articles/essays on his vision and  stature as ‘Unifier of India’.

Joyous Diwali celebrations in SHIS on 28th October’16

The school management has always sought to endow her students with eternal values like brotherhood, secularism and respect in today’s multi-cultural society. SHIS under the auspices of Dr Lilly George uses such festival celebrations to teach the children how to live together in a diverse society and harmoniously partake of the festivities.

On 28th Oct’16, Dr Lilly George joined in the festivities at the warm behest of the entire staff and student fraternity. The idea of Diwali fiesta mooted by the Student Council was given a go-ahead by Dr Lilly George. With the Managing Director’s blessings, the students danced till they were breathless on the outdoors dance floor.  Savoury dishes were served at the food counters set outside. Bonhomie and gaiety pervaded the entire atmosphere as the teachers and senior graders danced, laughed and ate together.

In the vote of thanks, the Vice-Head-Boy and Vice Head-Girl thanked Dr Lilly George for her loving care and thoughtful gestures like allowing special festivities for the students which make every occasion so memorable in the school.

All the students and staff had one of the enjoyable and memorable Diwali celebrations this year.

CBSE Vigilance Week Activities Poster Making and Slogan Writing activity carried out in Grades VI-VIII

Corruption, a social evil has an adverse effect on the development of nation; it needs to be eradicated so as to ensure the prosperity of a nation and quality life to its citizens. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared 31st October, 2016 to 5th November, 2016 as the Vigilance Awareness Week. The theme this year is “Public participation in promoting Integrity and eradicating Corruption.”

The students of Grade VI to VIII of Shalom Hills International School took keen part in the Slogan Writing and Poster Making to spread awareness about the social evils prevalent in the society. Being a bi-lingual activity, the Hindi and ENGLISH Faculty members guided and encouraged the young scholars to project their reflections and thoughts on the given topics through catchy and thought-provoking slogans and posters. The enthusiasm with which the students came forward and took part in this activity was praiseworthy.

CBSE Vigilance Week Activities Elocution and Debate held in Grades IX-XII

Topic for elocution: Promoting integrity ensures prosperity of a nation. 

Topic for Debate : ‘E-Governance: an effective tool to combat corruption’

Shalom Hills Int. School lent its whole-hearted support to the laudable endeavour of Central Vigilance Commission to promote transparency, probity, accountability and integrity in public life. This year too the Commission observed the Vigilance Awareness Week and the theme this year is “Public participation in promoting Integrity and eradicating Corruption.”

A rich vocabulary and lot of conviction are required during an Elocution Competition and Debate in Grades IX-XII.  These interactive elocutory activities gave the students a good opportunity to combat with the biggest factor i.e. stage fear, chisel their public speaking skills and of course, mull, brainstorm and articulate their views on the thought-provoking topics of ‘Promoting integrity ensures the prosperity of a nation’ and ‘E-Governance: an effective tool to combat corruption.’

Based on overall performance by students under various criteria framed by CBSE, the winners were selected.

Report of Inter Dynasty Rangoli Making Competition held on 24th October,2016

The second term of the current session 2016-17 began with an air of festivity pervading the school premises and classrooms. Keeping up with the joyous and upbeat mood of the festive month, an Inter- Dynasty Rangoli Making Competition was held for Grades III – V was held on 24th October’16. The students were told about this event a week before and they came armed with flowers, petals, rice powder, turmeric, coloured rice powder and lovely attractive designs for the competition on 24th Oct’16.

The students of each dynasty along with their teachers were allotted an area to make the rangoli designs.  The designs were made in beautiful geometric shapes, shapes of deities, flowers etc.  The Rangoli motifs and designs drawn by the nimble-fingered students were breathtakingly beautiful.

It was a tough task for the judges to decide on the winners.

Grade III’s positions were 1st – Cedar

                                           2nd – Maple   

                                           3rd – Oak

Grade IV’s positions were 1st – Maple

                                           2nd – Oak

                                           3rd – Ebony

Grade V’s positions were 1st – Cedar

                                           2nd – Ebony

                                           3rd – Oak  

Students of Grade V visit the Bio lab on 24th October’16

To understand Science, the curiosity of a child to ask ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of things and a keenness to learn need to be kindled. ‘Science is Fun’ is the motto of the How and why section. To impart practical knowledge about the human skeleton and its various functions, the students of grade V were taken to the Bio Lab. There is a lively discussion and reinforcement session was conducted on the chapter taught – The Skeletal System and the Nervous System. The Biology Laboratory houses a good collection of various plant and animal specimens, models as well as instruments required for biological studies.

The following observations were drawn by the students from the models of various organs in our human body.

  1. The structure of various organs in the human body and its functions.
  2. The skeletal system and its different organs
  3. Joints and its role
  4. Muscles and movement
  5. The nervous system and its different organs
  6. Reflex actions
  7. Sense organs and how to take care of them

The students considered this to be an amazing experience to discover the truth of scientific facts all by themselves.

An EVS activity on Indian Festivals conducted in Class II on 24th October’16

A festival is an event celebrated by a community based on its religion and traditions. In India we celebrate two types of festivals namely religious and national. There are some festivals which are celebrated due to the importance of food and agriculture in our country and they are known as the harvest festivals.

The students spoke about the different types of festivals like Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Holi, etc with great enthusiasm and vigour. They also brought beautiful props according to their topic.

The students had collected information about these festivals from various sources and were able to understand the importance of celebrating these festivals much better now. This activity enhances their knowledge about the different traditions, cultures, customs and rituals in India. Thus it was an enriching activity which the students also enjoyed.

‘Master Chef’ activity carried out in Grade IX on 14th October’16

Fun and merriment ensued in the English class when the students of Grade IX veritably donned the caps of chefs and shared interesting recipes with their class-mates. Their English teacher, Ms. Jyotin Prinja had linked this activity to the Grammar topic of Active and Passive Voice. The students had to prepare a recipe (in Active Voice) for cooking savoury dishes. Previously Ms. Jyotin had explained the rules governing Active and Passive Voice.

Each student stood in front of the class as a Master Chef aspirant and gave succinct instructions on how to cook noodles, prepare a cup of tea, rustle up a quick bowl of pasta, sandwich, how to make and serve cake. The students took immense care to give crisp and clear-cut instructions in Active Voice and then repeated the same in Passive Voice since the class as a collective jury would have disqualified them for stating any direction the wrong ‘Voice’ by saying ‘checkmate’.

Inter Dynasty Math Quiz Competition takes place on 21st Oct’16

“Mathematics is one of the essential emanations of the human spirit, a thing to be valued in and for itself, like art or poetry.”

Inter Dynasty Math Quiz Competition Math-O-Mania was conducted on 21st October, 2016 for Grade V. Four teams representing each dynasty from Grade V participated. It created an opportunity for the children to bring their potential on a common platform. After a brain teasing tussle in the form of worksheet as preliminary round, these teams were chosen for the final round. Various rounds like Visual, Mental Math and rapid fire were held based on presence of mind, number patterns, fraction and geometry. The audience cheered loudly to motivate the participants. The quiz came to an end with a tie between Ebony and Oak. After the tie-breaker buzzer round, Ebony dynasty took the lead and its members K. Abhiishek, Prachi Yadav, Palak Ahuja and Erin Sarah emerged victorious.

The objective behind conducting this competition was to enhance students’ analytical, logical, calculative and reasoning skills. It was an engaging session filled with excitement and anticipation, assumptions and fast reflexes. This was an attempt to prepare young minds for a journey to the world of mathematics.

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Interactive Grammar cum Creative Writing Activity takes place on 20th Oct’16

With the aim to augment creative writing skill, students of Grade V were encouraged to write a paragraph on ‘How I celebrated Dusshera’ on 20th October, 2016. Students took great interest in expressing their thoughts about the festival. Keeping in view the current grammar topic ‘Verbs’, the students were asked to identify verbs in their paragraph and encircle Transitive and underline Intransitive verbs. To make this concept easily understandable and interesting, students were given sheets to make a card with. In the card, students were encouraged to draw a picture relevant to Dusshera festival on one side, and on the other, a paragraph articulating the importance of the festival and their recent experiences.

The students were exhilarated to draw a pictorial display and write about the festival. Premised on the maxim that students often show immense interest in sharing real-life experiences, this activity proved extremely beneficial. This activity also helped students comprehend the concept of verbs well and they enjoyed learning grammar via interactive method.

Interactive session on “Effective usage of technology” by a parent, Dr Akanksha on 20th Oct’16

Today we live in a high tech world, where we are using technology for almost everything. In order to create awareness among our students about the harmful aspect that ensue out of overuse or immoderate use of electronics, an interactive parent-student session on “Effective usage of Technology” was conducted for the students of Class IV. It was conducted by Dr. Akanksha Srivastava, mother of Ishita Srivastava of IV F on 20th October’16. Such initiatives engaging parents form a key part of the Parental Interaction Programme which has been specially conceptualized by Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director. The school invites and engages parents in a wide spectrum of activities ranging from guest lectures to interactive sessions to assembly by parents.

In this session, the students were clearly told about how excessive usage of technology leads to lack of social skills, obesity, lack of concentration, depression and poor sleeping habits. The students found the session most illumining as they learnt about the pitfalls of technology and the need to use electronics, gadgets and technology judiciously and in moderation.

12th Painting Competition on Energy Conservation conducted in SHIS on 21st Oct’16

CBSE has joined hands with the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency to organize the 12th Painting Competition on Energy Conservation.  Shalom Hills International School used this competition as an effective platform to spread awareness among its students about energy conservation and also to sensitize them about the problems relating to this issue and subject.

The students of Grades VI to IX were engaged in this Competition on 21st October’16. The students of Grade VI who fell in Category A showcased their artistic skills and their understanding of the subject of ENERGY CONSERVATION by skillfully drawing and painting on the topic of ‘Save a watt to save a lot’ or ‘Be Aware and Use Energy with Care’. The students of VII-IX who come in Category B choose one of the interesting topics from ‘Save the Polar; Go Solar’ or ‘reduce Carbon footprint’ to exhibit both their awareness of the theme and their artistry,

This Competition gave an excellent opportunity to all the students of Grades VI-IX to reflect on this serious and thought-provoking topic of Energy Conservation and translated their ideas and thoughts beautifully on paper through drawings/etchings.

Assembly conducted by Class IV F on 20th October’16

The talented students of Class- IV F presented an Assembly on 20thOctober’16 which  commenced with warming up exercises followed by the Lord’s Prayer and Shloka, Shalom Mission and Vision, My Pledge, Thought and Word of the Day and important headlines.

Bhavyata Nikhra and Krishna Mishra were the anchors for the assembly.  All the students of the class participated in the assembly, wherein the first fifteen students started with the session and the remaining half concluded the assembly. The young students participated in the talent show and showcased their hidden talent in front of the audience.

Tanishq Deshpande played music using his octopad. Bhavika Gupta and Vanipreet Kaur gave folk dance performances - Haryanvi and Kathak respectively. They came beautifully dressed up in the traditional folk costumes. Aman Narang and Krish Ahuja played the guitar. Mugddha Bezbora played a beautiful song (Tum hi ho) using a piano.

The students took an active part in the assembly. Certificates were also given to the winners of Poster Making competition held on 30th September’16. The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem followed by the National Anthem.

SPORTS CRUSH 2016- 1ST ANNUAL INTER SCHOOL SPORTS COMPETITION

SKATING & FUTSAL

SHIS organized its 1st Annual Inter School Sports Competition ‘Sports Crush’ and became the first school to organize an Inter-School Competition in Futsal.

Skating Tournament was organized on 3rd and 4th Oct’16 in Quads & Inline category for both boys & girls. A total of 220 students from 25 different schools participated in the above championship. A total of 75 medals were kept at stake in five different age groups starting from U-6 to U-16 category. Shalom Hills International School topped the table by securing 39 points and was crowned  as the winner, followed by DPS, Sec-45 as the 1st runner-up and Blue Bells School & Presidium School shared the 2nd Runners-up position.

Futsal was organized on 6th and 7th October’16 in the Boys’ Category of Grade VI-XII. A total of 96 students from 12 schools participated in the championship. A total of 11 matches were played on a knock-out basis to locate the winner. Heritage School continued the winning streak by winning 3 matches in a row without giving a chance to the opponent to even score a single goal.

Students of Grades VI-XII take part in CBSE Creative Expression Series on 15th Oct’16

CBSE conducted yet another laudable initiative this year as well in conducting CBSE Creative Expression series on the topic of Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

Students of Shalom Hills International School took keen part in the competition and showcased their artistic and writing proficiencies. They wrote reflexive articles, self-composed poems in Hindi and English and also did art work.

The students of Grades VI-VIII wrote on the topic ‘I will always remember Dr A.J.P Abdul Kalam for………………..’ and the senior graders of IX-XII wrote a poem/an essay of about 700 words on the topic ‘What can I do to fulfill the vision of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for India’?

Their articles/art expressions and poetic outpourings revealed their depth of patriotic feeling as well as their high degree of respect for Dr Kalam’s contribution and vision for India?

Extra coaching held for Remedial students of Grade III on 8.10.16

Extra coaching took place for remedial students of Grade 3 on 8th October’16 in all the main subjects.

English: The students read L-5 ‘Sona’s Adventures’ and then the lesson was explained to them along with word-meanings. This extra revision helped them to improve their comprehension and reading skills.

Maths:   The concept of division was explained to the students and various exercises based on it were given to them.

Science: Topics from the lesson –Light, Sound and Force were taken up. Relation between Light and Shadow as well as difference between Force and Friction was explained in detail.

Hindi: Reading of the lesson ‘Main hu Rubber’ was taken up. Difficult words of the lesson were thereafter explained to the students.

Group Activity (Poster making) carried out in Grade VIII on 3 October’16

Group activities conducted at school level help the students to achieve many skills. Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work.

Group enactment can be effectively employed as tool to promote a better understanding of a topic assigned and at the same time empower them to create an environment of friendship and inter-dependence so as to deliver an exceptional outcome as a team. It proves to be a challenging activity in which each group not only displayed confidence and humor but showed their ‘original’ thinking by giving unexpected and intriguing end to the poster making organized by them.

Grade VIII was divided in various groups by their English teacher, Ms. Esha Sethi. The children were given complete freedom to experiment with the topic given and a group leader was elected to ensure smooth interaction and discussion.

Grade III :Dussehra celebrations held on 7th Oct’2016

India is known as a land of festivals and celebrations. I Shalom Hills International School, under the guidance of Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director, all festivals are celebrated the traditional way and their significance and import are highlighted for the benefit of the students.  Dussehra is an important festival which is celebrated all over India. Dussehra is also called Vijayadashami and is celebrated as victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. Dussehra celebrations took place in all sections of Class 3rd on 7th October 2016. Dussehra is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. Dussehra celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana.

A mask making activity was organized in which the students made the mask of Ravana. The students were given sheets of paper cut in the form of Ravan’s face. They pasted eyes cut out of black glitter paper and pasted a moustache which had also been made out of glitter paper and given to them. The children also pasted a crown on Ravan’s head which was made of  colourful glitter foam sheet. The children made outlines with pencils on the mask. This was a fun-filled activity and the students participated in it with a lot of enthusiasm.

Maths M.I Activity on Factor Tree held in Grade IV on 6 Oct, 2016

A Maths activity on the topic of Factor Tree was conducted for Grade-IV students on 6th Oct, 2016. The children were introduced about the concept of Prime Numbers and Composite Numbers through various examples. Then they were explained about how to split a number as the product of its prime factors using the Factor Tree method. Each child was provided with a flash card and they were asked to represent the number given to them as the product of its prime factors using this method. The children also decorated their flash card wonderfully.

               

Card Making Activity on Animal Habitat and Adaptation conducted for Class V students on 5th October 2016.

The students of Class V participated in a Card Making Activity on Animal Habitat and Adaptation held on 5th October 2016. The main aim of the activity was to reinforce the topic taught in class.

The students were given an A4 sized sheet. They pasted the pictures of 2 animals from different habitats on it. They wrote about their special features which enable them to live in that particular habitat. They also furnished details of their different adaptations.

The activity was a reinforcement session for all the students on Animal Habitat and Adaptation. The activity helped the students to get a better understanding of the concept taught by adopting the ‘Learning by doing’ approach. They realised how different animals have different features which enable them to live in their habitat. Overall, it was a fun learning and interactive session for the children.

Students of Class VII participate in a Collage Making Activity on “Lifeline of the country” on 5th Oct’16

The purpose of the Collage Making activity conducted in Grade VII was to make the students understand the need of transport and communication for development of the country and also to familiarize them with the new developments making today’s world a global society. It focussed on how this lifeline of the country is important in our daily life.

All the students took an active part in it and came prepared with newspaper cuttings, pictures of human settlements, transport and communication along with important information and pasted in chart papers. The students participated with enthusiasm and found the activity as an alternative experience for learning.

An activity on Repeated Addition held in Grade II on 3rd October’16

An activity was carried out in Grade-2 on 3rd Oct, 2016 in which the students were told the concept of multiplication through the method of repeated addition. The children were told to draw pictures repeatedly by  putting addition sign in between ; after that they were asked to write how many times each picture was repeated.

They all understood the concept very well. The logical and analytical skills were brushed up through this activity and the concept of multiplication as repeated addition became clearer and stronger.

Shalom Hills International School bagged 2 Special Mention at SRCC Model Youth Parliament 2016 in a National Level Competition held at Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi 1st and 2nd Oct 2016

Shalom Hills International School under the creative leadership of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George encourages its students to challenge their competencies, acquire diplomatic skills as well as get a ‘real feel and taste’ of international affairs.

Under Dr Lilly George’s personal guidance, SHIS was the only school delegation with students below 15 years competing at a college and National Level Competition held at Shriram College of Commerce, New Delhi on 1st and 2nd October, 2016. 250 plus delegates from 20 states took part. The Shalom students groomed by Ms. Lopa Mudra Mishra represented themselves in the various committees of the Model Youth Parliament:

  1. Bavneet Kaur as MP
  2. Lishika Sahni as Minister of Rural Development
  3. Ananya Acharya as MP
  4. Vedant Swain as Minister of Urban Development

Congrats to Bavneet Kaur (XI) and Lishika Sahni (XI) for earning a Special Mention and Direct Selection (in the Team of 10 out of 250 delegates) in Winter Session of My Parliament.

Assembly by few parents of Grades VI-VIII students on 1st October’16

Under the leadership of Dr Lilly George, Founder-Managing Director of SHIS, many initiatives are taken to involve and engage parents in the school mechanism. As another special initiative of the school management, parents of a few Grade VI-VIII students were given an opportunity to present an assembly before the students on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Mr Shah Amber started the assembly with the Lord’s Prayer. Mr Shah Amber was then joined by Mr and Mrs Dilraj and Ms Ashima who gave a soulful and musical rendition of ‘Itni Shakti Hume Dena Data’. The students connected beautifully with Mrs Ashima’s encouraging words that we should always proudly exhibit a ‘ Proud to be an Indian’ spirit and attitude. Mr Dilraj shared mature counsels with the students on how they with their talent and drive can put India on the world map.
The students were enthralled by Mr Shah Amber’s drum performance. The parents thanked the school management and school for providing them with such a platform. Ms. Jyotin Prinja conveyed Dr Lilly George’s appreciation of the parents’ talented performance and their efforts.

Poster Making Competition carried out in Grade V on 30th September’16

Under the able leadership and guidance of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George, the students of SHIS are engaged in a plethora of creative and challenging activities. A Poster Making Competition was organized for the students of Grade V based on the Theme ‘Relevance of Gandhi’s Teaching in Today’s world’ on 30th September 2016, as a tribute to the legend of the era ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The students participated with immense zeal and enthusiasm and made very beautiful posters showcasing the importance of Gandhi’s teaching in today’s world. The objectives of this competition were to instill patriotism in students and to encourage them to showcase their views and notion about the significance of Bapu’s teaching in the current scenario.

Three best posters were selected from each section and students were appreciated and lauded for their best efforts. All the students enthusiastically participated to make it a success.

Aspiring writers of Shalom Hills International School engage in an interactive session with Mr. Rustom Dadachanji on 29th September’16

SHIS, under the able leadership of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George believes that language development is the precursor and prelude to literacy development. A host of activities are carried out in the school to improve their students’ four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. And since Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers’, the school encourages its students to read all kinds of genre of books and gives them exposure to different writing styles by arranging for Author Meets regularly. One such ‘Meet the Author’ session with Mr. Rustom Dadachanji, the author of ‘Ravana refuses to die’ was organized in collaboration with Mr Ankit Agrawal of Book Vook for the students of Grades V.

The students interacted keenly with Mr Rustom and showed great interest in learning from hIs experiences and insights. Alyona Ranhotra, the Student Editor, Doyel Agrawal, Shubhangi, K. A. Abhishek,  Urshita Dhir, Riddhi Sehgal. Alita Fernandes, Khushi Gangal and Shresth Vishwakarma  of Grade V then engaged the versatile in an interview session in the principal’s room. The writer enjoyed answering their questions and shared his experiences of authoring the books.

Poster Making Activity conducted in Class IV & V on 27th September 2016

A Poster Making activity was held on the topic ‘Energy Conservation’ to create awareness among the students on the importance of conserving energy - the elixir of life. The students of class 4 and 5 took part in the event. At Shalom Hills International School under the inspiring leadership of Dr Lilly George, we subscribe to Mahatma Gandhi’s immortal words ‘Be the change that you want to see in this world’.

The children involved themselves enthusiastically in this activity and made impressive posters which included information on the different ways of energy conservation.

The students expressed their ideas and knowledge through an imaginative inter-play of colours, drawings, pictures, accompanied with relative information and facts on various ways of energy conservation and its importance in our life.

 The narrative posters crafted by the dexterous fingers of the young Shalomites conveyed a strong message on the importance of energy conservation and its impact on generations to come.

The best two posters were selected by Mr Atul Bhatt, Principal and have been sent to the Ministry of Power for selection at state level competition.

Shalom students lift 4 trophies for ‘Best Dance Performance, Best Choreography, Best Director and Best Interpretation of Theme’ in Shri Utsav held in The Shri Ram School on 28th September 2016

The Shri Ram School, Aravali had organised SHRI UTSAV 2016 – An Inter-School Theatre and Choreography on 28th September 2016. Students of Grades VIII-XII competed with other premier schools of Gurgaon and Delhi. In this coveted competition, Shalom Hills International School bagged 4 trophies out of 8 as they walked away with the Best Dance Performance, Best Choreography, Best Director and Best Interpretation of Theme’ in the Dance and Theatre Competitions respectively.

Dr. Lilly George, Founder-Managing Director of Shalom Group of Schools had uniquely conceptualized the 2 themes given to the school for its Dance Presentation and Theatre performance.          Under her personal directorial guidance, the 2 performances acquired out-of-the box dimensions and emotive ’ quotient.

The Theatre Competition was based on the theme “Possessions that evoke emotions” and the prop to Shalom Hills International School was “quill”. Shalom team of students scripted a thought-provoking and gripping story that was replete with nationalist fervour titled ‘Kalam Ko Salaam’. The students of Shalom Hills were hailed and applauded equally for their humane depiction as well as their sensitivity towards such a powerful medium.  

The theme of the Choreography Competition was “Festivals of the world” wherein the students of Shalom Hills showcased their dance prowess and dramatic flair both, through an enthralling dance capsule capturing the essence and selflessness of the festival of ‘Thanksgiving’.

Investiture Ceremony for the Junior Student Council was held in SHIS. It was graced by the principal and the Head Mistress of Primary Wing.

Investiture Ceremony for the Junior Student Council was held in SHIS. It was graced by  the principal and  the Head Mistress of Primary Wing.

 

Shalom champs win medals in District Roller Skating Championship

District Level Roller Skating Championship was organized from 03/09/16 to 05/09/16 at D.P.S. sector-47, Gurgaon. Six of SHIS students participated in the above said championship out of which Advaith K Menon of Grade VI bagged 2 silver medals in different races & Ishan Kalra of Grade X won one bronze & one silver medal. AstitvaThukral of Grade XI, the school’s flying skaters of grade XI made us proud again by bringing in both gold & silver medals.

Advaith & Astitva have been selected for State Level championship.

Inter-Dynasty Award Certificate Making Competition on 2nd September, 2016

The students of Grade III-V participated in an Inter-Dynasty Award Certificate making competition on 2nd Sept, 2016 on the occasion of Teacher’s Day. The students took part in this competition whole heartedly as it provided them an opportunity to award their teachers. They expressed their gratitude for their teachers by crafting beautiful hand-made certificates. Through these certificates, they expressed their reverence for their teachers as embodiment of virtues and knowledge, pole star in the dark and the proverbial ‘ladder’. It also provided an excellent opportunity to showcase students’ proficiency in English language and their artistic skills.

The students displayed their aesthetic sense in the layout they chose for the certificates. It also gave them deep sense of gratification and joy to craft these certificates and award them too. This activity definitely touched the hearts of teachers and made the day as an unforgettable day in the life of a teacher.

In Grade V, Ebony Dynasty took the first place, followed by Cedar, and Maple stood third. Cedar dynasty was declared as first in Grade IV, followed by Ebony, and Oak. In Grade III, Oak, Ebony and Cedar first, second and third.

Teacher’s Day Celebrations held on 5th September’16

“The best teachers don’t give you the answers. They just point the way and let you make your own choices, your own mistakes. That way you get all the glory and you know that you deserve it.”

When a day transcends into the realm of euphoria and exhilaration and is equally celebrated and cherished by the students and staff alike, it is called Teacher’s Day Celebrations in SHIS. The preparations by the Student’s Council members in the days leading up to the Teacher’s Day were a clear barometer to the love and thoroughness with which the students were intending to pay a tribute to their teachers. On 5th September’16, the teachers were warmly greeted by the students and escorted to the auditorium.

The fun quotient upped when the students put up amazing band performances, dance sequels and a fashion. The spoof on ‘Exam Terror’ put up by Grade XII was the real showstopper.

Fun unlimited continued when the teachers danced to their heart’s content and partook of the special feast arranged by the management. Ms. Ruchi Bhatia read aloud Dr Lilly George’s loving message for the teachers and Mr Atul Bhatt stressed upon the importance of a teacher’s role and the need for them to connect with their students.

Aspiring writers of Shalom Hills International School engage in an interactive session with Ms Shalini Srinivasan on 1st September’16

SHIS, under the able leadership of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George believes that language development is the precursor and prelude to literacy development. A host of activities are carried out in the school to improve their students’ four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. And since ‘Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers’, the school encourages its students to read all kinds of genre of books and gives them exposure to different writing styles by arranging for Author Meets regularly. One such ‘Meet the Author’ session with Ms Shalini Srinivasan, the author of ‘Gangamma’s Gharial’ was organized in collaboration with Mr Ankit Agrawal of Book Vook for the students of Grades VI.

The students interacted keenly with Ms Shalini and showed great interest in learning from her experiences and insights. Tanav Arya of Grade XI, Medhabi, Apoorva, Aishwika, Kirti, Imroz and Sushrut of Grade VI then engaged the young author in an interview session in the principal’s room. The writer enjoyed answering their questions and shared her experiences of authoring the books.

Poster Making Activity conducted in Class V on 30th August 2016

A Poster Making activity on the topic of ‘Communicable Diseases’ was conducted for the students of Class V with the urgent aim of making them aware of common communicable diseases like malaria, chikungunya, dengu , chickenpox, jaundice and typhoid.

The children involved themselves enthusiastically in this activity and made impressive posters which included information about communicable diseases, its symptoms, causes, prevention and remedial measures.

All the students showed great creativity in making posters with meaningful message regarding timely prevention and control of communicable diseases. The students expressed their ideas and knowledge through an imaginative inter-play of colours, drawings, pictures, accompanied with relative information and facts about the various diseases.

At Shalom Hills International School, we believe that ‘prevention is better than cure’, so in order to bring any change in the community and society at large, we must train young minds to become the catalysts of change. This activity was not only a reinforcing session but served to make the children aware of their responsibility not only towards themselves but also others in helping in early detection and prevention of communicable diseases.

Slogan Writing Competition held on 27th August 2016 to mark 70 years of Indian Independence

A Slogan Writing Competition was conducted in all the sections of Grades VI-VIII by the Hindi Faculty of Shalom Hills International School. The purpose of this competition was to recognize the impact of our freedom struggle and our freedom in our students’ mind and also to allow them to translate their patrioti feelings on paper in the form of catchy, thought-provoking and beguiling slogans.

The activity focussed on the contribution of our national heroes , how the great people sacrificed their lives for the nation.  The students  wrote inspiring slogans in Hindi related to the topic. All the students enthusiastically participated to make it a success.

Shalom students attend PLAT celebrations in Scindia School, Gwalior from 18th to 22nd August’16

Shalom Hills International School sent its talented students to participate in the 43rd All India Platinum Jubilee Memorial Inter School English Debate and Inter School Quiz 2016 organized by The Scindia School, Fort, Gwalior from 19th August, 2016 to 22nd August, 2016. Alyona Ranhotra of Grade XI, Lishika Sahni of IX and Devishi Sahai of Grade X took part in the epic battle of wits on a thought-provoking topic ‘Education and Success – Is there a correlation?’. V. Yash Vinod and Ritish Grover of Grades XI and X respectively attempted the written preliminary round of the Quiz Competition creditably.  They were accompanied by their senior grades teacher, Ms. Lalita Yadav.

The 5 students got a chance to explore the History of Gwalior and also gained insight and hands on experience of boarding school life and discipline. They enjoyed this educational cum historical trip.

Founder’s Day Celebrations held in SHIS on 13th August’16

The 10th Founder’s Day Celebrations were graced by the Managing Director, Vice Chairman and Director of the school.  After the auspicious lighting of the lamp by Dr. Lilly George, the founder students and teacher presented an evocative number ‘Waving the flag’ and Dashatabdi Scroller to Dr. Lilly George. The cultural extravaganza titled ‘Celebrating a decade of excellence’ commemorated jointly 70 years of our country’s Independence and a decade of school’ s milestones. The students and staff put up a Mayalli song, enthralling dance-sequels and a riveting dance capsule ‘Journey’ dedicated to the contributions of our nation’s great leaders and the school’s exemplary leader – Dr Lilly George. The Head Boy and Head Girl also delivered speeches on the occasion.

The Principal, Mr Atul Bhatt saluted Dr. Lilly George as an intuitive leader. Mr Ajay Poonia, a renowned Quizzing expert and Quizmaster of National level Quizzes hosted an Inter-Dynasty Quiz in front of the gathering. The students took the pledge made up of 20 gospels of ideal student behaviour.

Dr. Lilly George spoke loving words to the students and faculty. She gave a special token of love to the housekeeping representative, Mr Arun.

Drawing Activity held as part of Independence Day Celebrations in SHIS on 12th August’16

Independence Day, is annually observed on 15th August as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's freedom from the shackles of British Raj 70 years back. India attained independence following a Freedom Movement noted for largely its non-violent resistance. The holiday is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events.

The students of class 1 and 2 celebrated Independence Day by taking part in a drawing activity. In the activity, they drew “The Indian National Flag in their art files. Some little ones made varied scenes of our motherland with great enthusiasm. This activity made all the students feel a sense of patriotism. They were also shown a presentation on the Independence Day. The students realised importance of freedom. The students also pledged to respect and love their country.

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE IN SHIS, Skit Presentation by Grade VIII students on 12th August’16

Topic of skit: Independence Day

The world’s perception of India has certainly changed drastically in the last few decades. ‘Silicon valley of the east’, ‘Cradle of software industry’, ‘The fastest-growing economy’, ‘Charging elephant’, and ‘The world’s outsourcing hub’ are titles now used for her. Just as we rejoice and celebrate the growing power of India, the students of SHIS are also taught about how hard-earned our freedom is; that it has been won at a heavy price.

The senior graders of Grade VIII of Shalom Hills International School paid a befitting homage to the countless unsung and celebrated heroes of the freedom struggle movement through a gripping and emotional skit. It was followed by a Hindi Poem on Independence Day. The young students had also prepared a small enactment highlighting and depicting India as a secular country. Last but not the least, the students also gave an emotive dance performance on the occasion of our country’s 70th Independence Day.

Mr Atul Bhatt, the school principal shared his motivational thoughts on the freedom struggle of India. He took the opportunity to urge all the students to respect and cherish our motherland and our freedom.

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE IN SHIS, Patriotic Song Activity held on 13th August’16

India has come a long way and finally arrived in the international arena after 70 years of independence, progress and globalization.  To celebrate the emergence of India as a global power and to commemorate its 70th Indepence Day, a patriotic Song Competition was organized in Shalom Hills International School close to the eve of the Independence Day. Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director too was present to grace the occasion.

The atmosphere and ambience in the school and hall were redolent with feelings of patriotic fervor. The tri-colour was present in full glory in the school decorations. This fervor and pride in their motherland reflected in the pulsating Patriotic Songs sung by the students of  Grades VI and VII. The principal, Mr Atul Bhatt and Head-Mistresses, Ms Priyaa Chauhan and Ms Rima Gaekwad were also present for the competition along with students and teachers of Senior Wing.

The mellifluous voices of the young students raised in glory of their motherland, pulsating numbers brimming with patriotic feelings and of course the impassioned voices filled the auditorium during the span of the competition and were the highpoint of the day’s competition.

Shalom students of Grades VI-VIII attend ‘Metamorphosis’ in Blue Bells School on 1st August’16

The Health and Wellness Department of Blue Bells School organized an Inter-School Event titled ‘Metamorphosis’, which offered a range of various competitions from Critical Thinking and Poster Making to Street Play to Debate Competition from 1st to 2nd August, 2016. Almost 23 schools across Gurgaon took part in the two-day event.

On 1st August’16, the students of SHIS, Shreya Gaur (VIII) and Dhanya Gir (VI) represented their school and showcased their amazing  caliber and ‘out-of-the-box’ imagination in a “Poster Making’ activity. They made brilliant use of a powerful message and subtle colours to strongly convey the importance of Woman Empowerment.

Kushagra Mishra (Grade VIII) and Harsimran Kaur (VII) displayed their analytical skills with confidence, enthusiasm and alertness while participating in the competition. They expressed their views about the importance and urgent need in the present society for the ever challenging youth to understand the relevance of Life Skills. The contest witnessed a neck and neck contest among all the participants of various schools. The Shalomites as usual put up an impressive show and were appreciated by the judges for their sincere and talented efforts to excel.

SHIS teams take part in District Level Open Basketball Championship

SHIS Boys & Girls basketball U-14 team participated in District Level Basketball Championship organized by District Basketball Association from 28/7/16 to 09/08/16 at Scottish High School, Gurgaon. The competition was among 29 teams of schools across Gurgaon.

SHIS girls’ team displayed wonderful athleticism by winning three matches and making it to quarter finals by winning over Presidium School in first round, Delhi Public School in second round and by registering their last win against Ajanta Public School and reaching to quarter finals and playing against the host team where they exhibited well-coordinated basketball skills.

 

The boys’ team too put up a tough fight and showed their athletic prowess to the fullest.

SHALOM CONCLAVE HOSTED BY SHIS ON 20TH AUGUST 2016

A cornucopia of invigorating, literary, cultural and intellectual contests made Shalom Conclave 2016 a show-stopper event. The host school bore the ambience of a non-stop action junction as it conducted Cartoon Play, Debate, Science Project, Book Review, International Folk Dance and Quiz. It was graced by Dr. Mrs. Lilly George, Founder-Managing Director, Mrs Karishma George, director and a panel of distinguished judges.

12 schools across Gurgaon took part in the events. Their participants were in fine fettle as they showcased their proficiencies in an array of competitions. The Dance Competition was a truly visual delight to witness as the young contestants displayed promising dancing flair set to amazing choreography.  The young contestants of I-II made Toonami an  enjoyable affair. The participants of ‘Eyeing the sky’ were a perfect study of concentration, dedication and imagination as they made sundials in this Science-based event. Participants challenged their writing and oratory prowess in Book-O-Pedia and Debate Competitions respectively. The Quiz titled ‘Knowledge Edge’ hosted by the famous quizmaster and quizzing expert, Mr Ajay Poonia made it a highpoint of the event.

Dr. (Mrs) Lilly George’s Rolling Trophy for Overall Winner went Meenakshi Public School.

Class IV Presentation on Unsung heros of the freedom struggleon 8th August,16

Today there was a different mood to all the sections of grade IV each had to put up a presentation for the perusal of HM ma’am - Ms. Rima Gaekwad, Ms. Swastika Acharya and Ms. Suniti Bhai.

The Students of Class- IV were very excited and put their best foot forward exceeding the expectations of their teachers too.

Each section took one unsung hero and showed incidents and unnoticed contributions by them. Their small efforts be it educating the masses about independence or actually leading their friends and townspeople to a satyagraha with Gandhi ji was depicted very well, with dramatisation of incidents.

The presentations were small and to the point driving home the importance of small things to a bigger picture – India’s Independence.

Magic Show held for Grade III students on 4th August’16

During childhood, each day holds a new magic!!

The publishers of Primary Plus organized a magic show for the students of Grade III with the dual objective of delighting the young readers and to promote their magazine. To the children’s complete delight, a magician appeared before them, attired in a red coat, green shirt and a pair of black pants. To add more authenticity to his look and show, he produced a black top hat from thin air.

He spoke in sign language with the young audience. He awed the children by performing several tricks like producing umbrellas, scarves and bunches of flowers along with joining torn strips of cloth to make a whole.

The audience was so spellbound that they sat as quiet as mice. They followed all his instructions and appreciated his magic tricks with thunderous clapping. He called for volunteers - two teachers and a student from the audience to help him out with his tricks.

“My Wall : Pledge of India ” activity held for Grade IV students on 23rd August’16

An Inter-Dynasty Computer Competition was conducted on 23rd August’16 in which the selected students of Class IV were required to write the school pledge on word-pad as well as format it.

A few days prior to the competition, all the students of class IV had been asked to send a sample each of the same on word-pad containing the pledge. The students were selected from each dynasty on the basis of best formatted word document samples sent by the students previously. The selected students from each dynasty worked together as a team. The students were judged based on their team-work, formatting skills, creativity and time-management.

The students from all the dynasties participated actively in the competition and showed their skills and expertise in the use of word-pad.

Cedar dynasty came first, Maple second, Ebony third and Oak came last.

Students of Class VII participate in a Debate activity on 22nd August’16

Debate is one of the academic and oratory activities that give students ample scope to express what they feel and articulate their opinions. Keeping this dual objective in mind, a Debate Activity in Social Studies class was held for the students of Class VII by their teacher, Ms Swati. The topic was ‘Should Voting be mandatory?’. The students were divided in two groups (students that favoured the topic of the day formed one team, and the students that disagreed with the topic formed the opposing team).

The participants put their arguments both in favour and against the topic very convincingly. The purpose of this activity was to help students to express their position as well as opposing arguments, on a particular issue and also to provide them with an opportunity to hone their listening skills and acquire debating acumen. The students spoke vehemently on the issue, used appropriate logic and articulated their dissenting viewpoints persuasively.

Overall it was an enjoyable and fun filled activity which the students enjoyed thoroughly.

Special Assembly on Independence Day Celebrations held by Grade III on 10th August’2016

The Students of Class- III presented a Special Assembly on 10th August’16 in the Middle Wing Auditorium. The assembly commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the reading aloud of the Shalom Mission and Vision, News Headlines and Thought of the Week. A Power Point Presentation on Independence Day was shown and explained by the students. A Hindi group song was then performed. Kapish Sharma of Class III F spoke about the contribution of Indian soldiers and paid a tribute to them. This was followed by a speech in Hindi.

The students of Grade III then presented a role play on the evolution of the national flag. The story of the creation of the national flag was told by showing the different  stages in which different flags were designed before the final selection of the tricolour. The programme ended with a group dance celebrating the 70th Independence Day. The Head-Mistress, Ms Rima Gaekwad, Ms Swastika  and Ms. Suniti were also present in the assembly to encourage all the participants. They appreciated the young performers for their wonderful performance.

Class 1 children participated in an activity on Healthy and Junk food on 9th Aug’16

Healthy food is good for us and for our growth. It gives us energy to work, study, think and play. Good food makes us healthy and strong. Junk food is not good for our health as it contributes to an increased risk of obesitydiabetesweight gain and many other chronic health conditions. Examples of healthy food are fruits, vegetables, milk, juices etc. Examples of junk food are burger, pizza, noodles, cold-drink, cake etc.

To make this concept a little interesting, an activity was conducted in the M.I Lab for the Grade 1 children. They were told to put the flash cards (pictures) of healthy and junk food items under the correct column. They understood the concept and promised to have more of healthy food to stay fit and healthy rather than consuming junk food.

This activity helped the children to learn about advantages and disadvantages of healthy and junk food.

An Activity of MS PowerPoint 2010 on the topic “World Population Day” held for Grade VI students in July’16

A Computer activity was conducted in July’16 involving the students of Class VI, in preparing presentations on the topic of “World Population Day” in MS PowerPoint.

Their Computer teacher, Ms. Ambika Yadav conducted the activity in the Computer Lab. Under her able guidance, the students gathered the relevant information from the Internet and made nice presentations.

These students were then asked to make a presentation associated with population on the occasion of “World Population Day” using animations, designs and effects.

The students took enthusiastic part in the activity and used this opportunity to display both their good presentation skills and sharp creative thinking skills.

Activity of MS Excel on the topic “World Population Day” held for Grade VII students in July’16

A Computer activity was conducted in July’16 with the students of class VII in which the children had to prepare MS Excel sheet on the topic of “World Population Day”.

Their Computer teacher, Ms. Ambika Yadav conducted the activity in the Computer lab with a lot of planning. Prior to the activity, the students were given step-wise instructions by Ms. Ambika how to perform this activity. For the activity, they gathered the information from the Internet and made nice datasheets.

The students were asked to make a datasheet associated with the world population on the occasion of “World Population Day” using data, tables and charts.

The students enjoyed  and  gained  lot  of  information.  They  exhibited their critical thinking and showcased their presentation skills.

Activity of MS Access on the topic “World Population Day” held for Grade VIII students in July’16

The students of Grade VIII collected data from the Internet on the population of major countries all over the world. They represented the data they had collected in MS Access. The students then created fields and mentioned their data types & description in design view and later on entered records of major countries of the world in the datasheet view. The students enjoyed the activity very much and the activity amply proved that the concept of designing a database had been well understood by the students.

 

“Activity of HTML” held for Grade XI students on 22nd July’16

A Computer Activity was conducted on 22nd July’16 in which the students of Class XI, created a website on the topic “VanMahotsava” in HTML.

Their Computer teacher, Ms. Megha Gupta directed and guided the students to perform the task to the best of their ability.

The children were asked to create a website related to Green Environment using various tags like inserting image, tables, frames and linking the webpages to each other in Hypertext markup language.

The students created wonderful and informative webpages with full enthusiasm and made the best use of the knowledge that they had gained in their Computer Science classes.

Shalom students visited for an Educational Excursion to the National Zoological Park on 14th July’16

Under the learned and visionary leadership of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George, the students of SHIS are taken on educational visits and excursions throughout the academic session. Students of Grade VI went on a visit to the National Zoological Park, located in Delhi. The trip was organised by Ms. Vimala Jossy, Subject Incharge – Science Department. The students went along with Ms. Apurva and Ms.Rita Dey.

The trip exposed the students to a broad spectrum of knowledge about the biodiversity and the need for its conservation. Under the guidance of Ms Aditi and Mr. Parth, the students learnt about the history of the park. It was an interesting walk. The students learnt the value of adapting and adjusting to our surroundings and environment from the live example of a “Herbivore Tigress”, who was 7 years old and had adapted to being a herbivore.  

Collaborative Writing activity carried out in Grade IX on 19th July’16

On 19th July 2016, a Collaborative Writing activity was conducted in Grade IX on the topic- “Ballot is stronger than the Bullet”

The students substantiated their understanding of the broader meaning of the questions ‘what ‘and ‘why’ in democracy. They collaborated with one another, jointly researched on the topic and worked in teams to express their perspective in writing on the topic in 250-300 words. The students expressed the ideals of liberty, equality, fraternity, citizen participation and rights in order to add to the notion of “one person, one vote, and one value”. The ‘people’s will’ is always stronger than the force that suppresses the ‘will’ in any democratic system.

The students learned to dwell on the given topic analytically and intellectually.  This broadened their approach and outlook on various democratic issues of present times and they learnt to articulate their views forcefully in writing as well.

The students participated in this activity wholeheartedly and learned to problematize the political processes in any democratic or non-democratic regimes.

CBSE Science activity conducted on 25th July’16 for grade VIII A

The Science Department celebrated Nature 2016 on the focal theme of ‘’Go Wild for Life” with the express objective of making the students understand the prominent environmental problems being faced by our country.

The students of Grade VIII were involved in an interesting activity to prepare a poster along with a meaningful message for the people to keep our surroundings and also stating ways to prevent the spread of a number of diseases, especially during summers.

The students were divided into several groups. They worked together as close-knit teams and prepared attractive posters on common diseases caused by microbes like fungus, bacteria, virus, protozoa and algae especially during summers. They made posters highlighting common diseases like malaria, dengue, viral fever, cholera, food poisoning etc. The students enjoyed the activity and came up some beautiful and thought-provoking posters and messages on the topic.

CBSE Science activity conducted on 25th July’16 for Grade IX students

The Science Department celebrated Nature 2016 on the focal theme of ‘’Go Wild for Life” with the express objective of making the students understand the prominent environmental problems being faced by our country.

The students of Grade IX were engaged in an activity to collect information and prepare a Power Point Presentation covering various aspects like the causes, effect and prevention of a massive forest fire which recently erupted in the hilly areas of our country.

The students were divided into various groups. They worked together as a team and prepared impressive PPTs on forest fire which is common occurrence during hot summer days. Through their presentations, they explained the fact of ignition temperature of dry grass which makes the dry grass catch fire easily and how this fire spreads to bushes and trees in short period of time. They also suggested possible ways by which it can be prevented.

CBSE Science activity conducted on 25th july’16 for grade VIII

The Science Department celebrated Nature 2016 on the focal theme of ‘’Go Wild for Life” with the express objective of making the students understand the prominent environmental problems being faced by our country.

The students of Grade VIII were involved in an interesting activity to prepare a poster along with a meaningful message for the people to keep our surroundings and also stating ways to prevent the spread of a number of diseases, especially during summers.

The students were divided into several groups. They worked together as close-knit teams and prepared attractive posters on common diseases caused by microbes like fungus, bacteria, virus, protozoa and algae especially during summers. They made posters highlighting common diseases like malaria, dengue, viral fever, cholera, food poisoning etc. The students enjoyed the activity and came up some beautiful and thought-provoking posters and messages on the topic.

An Inter-Dynasty Declamation Contest held for Grade V students on 22nd July’16

Co-curricular activities form an integral part of the curriculum in SHIS. To provide the students an opportunity to exhibit their elocution skills, an Inter-Dynasty Hindi Declamation Contest on the topic ‘Save the Tigers’ was organized for the Grade V students on 22nd July’ 2016.

 Two students from each dynasty were shortlisted to represent their dynasty in the Final Round. Public speaking is often described as people’s greatest fear but that certainly wasn’t the case for the finalists. The enthusiastic students took turns and articulated their thoughts clearly and eloquently. They displayed confidence, enthusiasm and alertness while participating in the competition. They expressed their views about the importance and urgent need to be more cognizant of the plight of a rapidly decreasing number of tigers.

The contest witnessed a neck and neck struggle of dexterous articulation between participants.

Result -

Samrendra (VC) from Oak Dynasty begged the first position, Vidhi Narang  (VE) from Maple Dynasty stood second and Aadhya Mathur(VA) from Cedar stood third. Overall, it was a knowledgeable and enthralling experience for all the students.

Students of Grade III involved in A “Pick up correct card” Activity on 20th July’ 16

An activity "Pick up the answer card" was organized for Class III students of all the sections in the M.I Lab. The students were divided into groups of 6 members each. Then 6 problems pertaining to the subject "subtraction" were written on flash cards. 

The solutions to these jumbled with few other numbers were kept at a discreet distance from the question cards. Each group was supposed to pick out a flash card and solve the question asked in it. Once the solution was reached, the flash card having the answer had to be picked up by that team of students.

All the students participated with full enthusiasm and zeal. They had a field time and day learning numbers and cracking subtraction sums in a fun and playful manner.

Scene Enactment activity carried out in Grade IX on 18th July’16

‘Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need and has not changed, except to become more needed.’

Language and Literature are considered to be the pillars on which English literacy proficiency is built upon. In order to stimulate deeper interest and understanding of Literature, many activities are conducted regularly by the English faculty based on the course syllabi.

A Scene Enactment activity was carried out by Ms. Jyotin Prinja in Grade IX B. Observing the keen interest exhibited by the students in the play ‘Villa For Sale’, Ms. Jyotin divided the class in groups and asked each group to act out any scene from the drama and allowed them the leverage to add a ‘twist to the scene’. Much to her delight, each group not only displayed a cornucopia of dramatic skills, confidence and humor but showed their ‘original’ thinking by giving unexpected and intriguing end to the scenes acted out by them.

The students and teacher enjoyed the delightful enactments and the most fruitful upshot was the deeper understanding of the story and characters that followed as a result of this activity. 

Parent Student Interactive Session Workshop on Relaxation held for Grade III, IV and V in July’16

An interactive parent-student session on Relaxation and Meditation was conducted for the students of class III - V on 19th, 22nd and 20th July respectively. The session was conducted by Ms. Bhumak mother of Sudhir Bhumak of IV F, along with her team of volunteers.

At the outset of the session, the students were instructed to sit comfortably with closed eyes. The process of relaxation started with ankles and toes moving on to legs, hand and to the head at the top. The volunteers made sure that their whole bodies were relaxed. After relaxation, the students were asked to remain still, calm and quiet, till they were asked to open their eyes. It was really a very informative and relaxing workshop for the students.

They really enjoyed the process of meditation and were excited to learn about new things. The students asked questions which were satisfactorily answered and showed eagerness to learn more.

Group Enactment carried out on 19th July’16 in Grade X

Group activities conducted at school level help the students to achieve many skills. Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work. Group enactment can be effectively employed as tool to promote a better understanding of a chapter and at the same time empower them to create an environment of friendship and inter-dependence so as to deliver an exceptional outcome as a team. It proves to be a challenging activity wherein their writing, thinking and speaking skills are polished to the utmost.

Grade X was divided in various groups by their English teacher, Ms. Meenakshi Madan. A group leader was elected to ensure smooth interaction and discussion. The children were given complete freedom to experiment with the script thus giving them an opportunity to exhibit their creativity and dramatic flair. What was really interesting was the team effort they put to put up that great show.

Grade IX students interact with Mr Aditya Wig on 21st July’16

At SHIS, Author Meets are regularly organized by the English Faculty, under the aegis of Dr Lilly George, Founder-Managing Director, primarily to spark students' life-long interest in reading, and also to add an intriguing factor for new readers and reluctant readers. Through such sessions, the school is building up a community of reading enthusiasts. The other reasons for such sessions are to expand students’ reading experiences and to develop their writing competencies influenced by the author’s experiences.

Mr. Aditya was welcomed by Ms. Esha Sethi and Ms. Jyotin Prinja. The author connected with the youthful audience and shared about some of the interesting characters from his latest book, ‘King’s Fall’. Grade IX students were exposed to an ‘author mentoring’ concept and intriguing historical fantasy facts when Mr Wig shared his experiences with them.

The students’ editorial board, Animesh Gupta, Aryan Gupta, Ritish Grover, Rishika Arora, Suchita  Poddar and Doyel interviewed him and asked Mr Aditya about his favourite books, what prompted him to write a historical fantasy and how he had dealt with the writer’s block.

Students of class VII participate in a Model Making Presentation Activity on 19th July’ 2016.

A Model Making Presentation activity in Social Studies which was the part of Holiday Homework was carried out in Grade VII where the young students worked in groups and made innovative models on topics such as the Interior of the Earth, Volcanic Eruptions and River basin using waste materials. The students brought innovative models and presented in the class.

The purpose of this activity was to understand about the changes inside and outside of the Earth. The students worked enthusiastically to demonstrate their subject knowledge through their creative expressions Overall it was a fun filled activity and the students it thoroughly.

Students of class V take part in a Group Role activity on 9th Aug 2016.

The students of Class V presented a Group Role Play on National Leaders who have left a transformational impact on our nation to commemorate the 70th Independence Day of our country.

It was an all-inclusive participation in which every student took keen part. The children chose to depict the lives of many great leaders to whom we owe our freedom. The purpose of this activity was to make the school students aware about famous personalities and legends who played a pivotal role in changing lives of million Indians and changing the course of history.

The activity also served to instil feelings of patriotism, liberalism, freedom, secularism and democracy among the students. The students learnt about contribution of national heroes and how many people sacrificed their lives for the nation.

The talented students put up a staggering show depicting the lives of several unsung heroes. The students were dressed up as famous personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Rani Laxmi Bai, Bhagat Singh, etc. The role play also beautifully put forward their acting skills and enhanced their theatrical knowledge. This activity kept  the students involved and enthralled.

Founder’s Day Celebrations held in SHIS on 13th August’16

The 10th Founder’s Day Celebrations were graced by the Managing Director, Vice Chairman and Director of the school.  After the auspicious lighting of the lamp by Dr. Lilly George, the founder students and teacher presented an evocative number ‘Waving the flag’ and Dashatabdi Scroller to Dr. Lilly George. The cultural extravaganza titled ‘Celebrating a decade of excellence’ commemorated jointly 70 years of our country’s Independence and a decade of school’ s milestones. The students and staff put up a Mayalli song, enthralling dance-sequels and a riveting dance capsule ‘Journey’ dedicated to the contributions of our nation’s great leaders and the school’s exemplary leader – Dr Lilly George. The Head Boy and Head Girl also delivered speeches on the occasion.

The Principal, Mr Atul Bhatt saluted Dr. Lilly George as an intuitive leader. Mr Ajay Poonia, a renowned Quizzing expert and Quizmaster of National level Quizzes hosted an Inter-Dynasty Quiz in front of the gathering. The students took the pledge made up of 20 gospels of ideal student behaviour.

Dr. Lilly George spoke loving words to the students and faculty. She gave a special token of love to the housekeeping representative, Mr Arun.

Group Activity on Environmental Awareness conducted in Grade VII on 18th July, 2016

The environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or other region thereof. It is due to environment only that the species interact with each other. To generate the need of protecting the environment and help the society to maintain the serene beauty which we get from the natural environment, a Poster Making activity was conducted in Grade VII. All the students actively participated in the activity. Not only did it enhance their creativity and made them sensitive to the need to protect the environment but it also helped in developing their sense of responsibility towards our environment.

The students in groups designed attractive, thought-provoking and meaningful posters in their English class as a part of FA 2 activity.

Students of Class VII participate in a Collage Making Activity on 18th July 2016

A Collage Making activity was conducted in Class VII. The purpose of this activity was to help the students to understand about the differences between the two Health Care systems i.e. Public and Private Health Care facilities. The activity focused on the functions of these health care services. The students took an active part in it and came prepared with newspaper cuttings, pictures and catchy slogans related to the topic which they pasted in their notebook.

All the students enthusiastically participated in the class activity and were able to understand about the role of government in Public and Private Health Care services.             

Students of Grade IV participate in a “Poster-Making Activity on ‘Oceanic Life” on 15th July 2016

The students of Grade IV participated in a Science activity on “Oceanic life” on 15th July 2016. The main aim of conducting the activity was to create an understanding of the life in ocean, its importance in the life cycle and how due to various activities, it is getting degraded and polluted in the minds of the young scholars.

The students were explained about marine life and how the various human activities are destroying the aquatic world and life in the oceans.

The class was divided into 4 groups, each group with 5 students. The students discussed how the marine life is important in regulating the life cycle and maintaining its balance. Later in the session, it was also told how through different ways the pollution can be minimised, hence saving the life in the oceans. Then they translated their thoughts on papers by making attractive posters on the theme.

The Poster Making activity was a reinforcement session for the students. It helped the students get a better understanding of the concept taught with few live examples.

Plantation Drive organized for Primary Wing students on 15th July’16

Under the aegis of Dr Lilly George to whom the cause of Green Earth is very dear, great importance is attached to spreading environmental consciousness in SHIS. All Shalomites are encouraged to become Earth soldiers from a young age. Plantation Drive was organized as part of Van Mahotsav Week celebrations in the Primary Wing.

To celebrate this festival, the children planted 500 tulsi saplings in the school premises. Tulsi, a herbal plant, was chosen because it gives out oxygen for 20 hours along with the formation of nascent oxygen which absorbs harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide from the environment. Its extracts are widely used for curing common ailments like common cold, headache, stomach disorder etc.

The message of Environmental Conservation’ was conveyed through slogans such as “Go Green”, “Each one-plant one”, “Save Earth- Save Life”, “Clean Earth–Green Earth to create awareness about the environment in the young minds.

The children and the teachers took a pledge to sensitize people in their vicinity about the importance of trees and how we can save our Mother Earth from destruction and work towards conserving them.

Students of Grade IV participate in a “Debate on Deforestation” on 14th July 2016

The students of Grade IV participated in an MI activity on “Debate on Deforestation” conducted in MI lab on 14th July 2016. The main aim of conducting the activity was to create an understanding of the impact of deforestation.

The students were explained about both the benefits and harmful effects of cutting down of tress with a few live-examples. The class was then divided into two groups, one group speaking ‘for’ and the other group speaking ‘against’ deforestation. Each group was given the task of talking on its topic. Both the groups came out with good points thus contributing to a meaningful and stimulation debate.  

The MI activity was a reinforcement session for all the students to help them to understand the importance of both planting of tress and deforestation in relation to human activities. The activity helped the students get a better understanding of the concept taught with few live examples. The linguistic, logical, spatial, kinaesthetic and interpersonal skills were enhanced with this activity. Overall, it was a fun learning and interactive session for the children.

Special Assembly on Vanmahotsav by Grade IV on 14th July’2016

The students of Class- IV presented a Special Assembly on 14th July’16 in the Middle Wing Auditorium. The assembly commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by Shalom Mission and Vision, News Headlines and Thought of the Week.

A video on the topic (Vanmahotsav) was shown, which highlighted the importance of forests in our lives and harmful effects of deforestation. The students of class IV A and F presented a skit while the students of IV E presented a Hindi song on environment. The talented juniors of Class – IV G presented amazing facts related to forests followed by Shalom Anthem and National Anthem.

A Quiz was conducted to check the understanding of the students (audience). Ms. Suniti Bhai, Coordinator I-IV was present there to encourage all the participants and appreciated them for their wonderful performance.

Save Our Environment -Community Outreach Programme on 13th July’16

At SHIS, Van Mahotsav Week is celebrated with great fervor, under the aegis of Dr Lilly George, Founder-Managing Director, primarily to spark the enthusiasm among the students for forest conservation and planting trees. Through such programme, the school is building up a community of green warriors determined to save the environment.

As part of Community Outreach Programme, Grade V students went to Huda market at sector 56, Gurgaon, with the express purpose of sensitizing the people about their responsibilities towards environment and society. Students went about interacting with people in all the nearby shops, eating joints such as Easy Day, More, Clinics etc. As confident Green Earth warriors, they spoke about the importance of planting trees and categorically stated that the environment should not be vitiated.

They spoke about innovative ideas for sustainable development without jeopardizing the non-renewable resources. They particularly stressed on banning plastics, its harmful effects and urged people to say ‘no to plastics’. The young students even distributed handmade paper bags and urged people to do their bit to save the environment by each one planting one sapling to prevent further desertification of the earth. 

Shalom Hills International School hosts its Investiture Ceremony on 13th July’16

SHIS is a fertile breeding ground of fine scholars and future leaders. Investiture Ceremony 2016-17 was graced by Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director who conferred badges of office and her blessings upon the Student Council members.

The entire ceremony was marked with solemnity and tradition as the outgoing Head Boys and Head Girl relinquished responsibility to the new council in grace and by example. The oath of office was administered by Mr Atul Bhatt, the principal. The Dynasty Incharges, Ms Ambika Yadav, Ms Suman Bhanwala and Ms. Harsimrat Kaur along with the dynasty wardens too took the oath.

Soulful choir songs and a pulsating dance sequel added the ‘emotional quotient’ to the event. The outgoing and incumbent Head-Boy and Head-Girl thanked Dr Lilly George and the faculty for the grooming they have received in the school. Mr Atul Bhatt hailed the Dr. Lilly George as an exemplary leader who truly ‘walks the talk’.

Dr Lilly George blessed all the students and office-bearers and called them the ‘Stars of SHIS’. The ceremony ended with the Shalom Anthem and signing of the Charter of Duties by the Student Council.

 

 

 

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Poster Making Activity on ‘Save Me and My Environment’ held for Class V students on 12th July’16

In SHIS, Environmental Awareness is developed in the school children from the early years and every occasion is utilized to engage them in tree-planting and other related environmental activities. 'Van Mahotsav' – the festival of trees is a beautiful initiative to save the environment which is undertaken in SHIS with great enthusiasm and vigour.

A Poster Making Activity on the occasion of Van Mohatsav was organized for Grade V students. Generally, native trees are planted as they readily adapt to the local conditions, integrate into eco-systems and have a high survival rate. Besides, such trees are helpful in supporting local birds, insects and animals as well.

The intrepid students participated with immense zeal and made beautiful posters which gave the message ‘ How we can save our environment and provide a greener environment to our future generations’.

The posters made by the young Shalomites also were an eye-opener as they served as a tool to spread awareness of trees among people and portray the need of planting and tending to trees.

The activity also helped in strengthening the bond between plants, animals and children.

Inter-Dynasty Shalom Vision and Mission Drawing/Painting Competition held on 8TH July 2016

An Inter-Dynasty Drawing Competition was held in the Senior Wing on 8th July 2016. The competition was conducted with a view to reinforce the vision and mission of the school in a unique way so that the students could express their faith and love towards their school in an artistic way.

 Students of Senior Grades VI-VIII of the four dynasties – Cedar, Ebony, Maple and Oak used this platform to show their aesthetic skills and understanding of the school’s goals and how their student life, progress and future goals are intrinsically inter-woven in SHIS  Vision and Mision.

The dynasty wardens and tutors along with the captains, vice-captains and house members of the four dynasties played a pivotal role in motivating the students, guiding them and reinforcing the school’s Vision and Mission. On the day of the competition, the students were given one-hour slot to complete the activity.

 The panel of judges, Ms Priya Chauhan, Head-Mistress of Senior Wing and Ms Jyotin Prinja ,the Subject-Head of English Department went around the classrooms to give the final judgement.

MI Lab Activity held on 4th July, 2016 for students of Grade1

An activity on “Parts of a Plant” from the chapter “Plants around Us” was conducted in all the sections of Grade I. The young children got to know about different parts of a plant like stem, root, flower, bud, leaves and fruit. They also learnt how and what a plant needs to grow (sunlight, air, water and soil) and at the same time, they learnt what all things we get from plants like medicine, fruit, wood, gum etc. They all understood the topic as they were actively involved in the activity.  The children were provided plenty of opportunity to touch, examine, explore and observe real plants, thus feeling and seeing the parts of a plant by touching it. They enjoyed learning about parts of a plant.

INTER DYNASTY FRIENDSHIP BAND MAKING COMPETITION held on 2nd July’16

An Inter-Dynasty Friendship Band Making Competitionwas held for Grades VI-X on 2nd July 2016. The students from each dynasty participated with full zeal and vigor. The students displayed their creativity and let lose the inner artistlurking with them in order to make friendship bands for their friends and teachers.

The competition was conducted successfully and the results are as follows:

Class VI: Cedar

Class VII: Maple

Class VIII: Cedar

Class IX: Oak

Class X: Ebony

Students of Grades IX-XII enjoy a school excursion to Manali from 21st May’16 to 25th May’16

Sixty seven students went on a school trip to Manali accompanied by Ms. Priyaa Chauhan, the Head-Mistress of Senior Wing and other senior faculty members. After reaching their destination on 22nd May, the students and teachers partook of a hearty breakfast before setting off on a sightseeing tour to Hidamba Temple, Temple, Club House Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar. Post-lunch, they went on a day excursion to Naggar Castle. After an eventful day, they returned for a leisurely dinner to the hotel and then enjoyed a music and dance session.

On 23rd May, the students went off a half day excursion to Solang Valley and later, they engaged in Adventure Activities (Firefox, Rappling, Burma Bridge, Commando Net , Rock Climbing with safety Gears) at a nearby Adventure camp site. On 24th May, they visited the Vashisht Temple famous for its Hot Spring Bath.

The students had a taste of local shopping and picked up local handicrafts and souvenirs for their family members. With their customary high spirits, they embarked on their return journey back to Gurgaon wishing that the trip had been a longer one.

Scholar Badge Ceremony 2016 held for Grades I-V on 12th May’16

A Scholar Badge ceremony was held on 12.05.16 in the Middle Wing Auditorium for Classes I-V.  Scholar badges were awarded to all the scholars who had scored excellent marks in previous year’s assessments.

Every year, awards and badges are conferred upon the top achievers and meritorious students, under the guidance of our loving management. The Principal Mr. Atul Bhatt graced the occasion and applauded the students for their hard work and sincere efforts. The Head-Mistress of the Primary Wing, Ms. Rima Gaekwad was also present at the ceremony.

Grade VI-VIII students enjoy a school excursion to Mussoorie from 18th May’16 to 20th May’16

Ninety students from Grades VI to VIII embarked on an expedition to the Queen of Hill Stations - Mussoorie. They were accompanied by nine school teachers who took complete care of their enjoyment, safety and security during the journey and stay.

After reaching their destination in the evening of 18th May, the children enjoyed shopping on Mall Road, then they danced merrily to lively beats and had a hearty dinner. The next day the children visited Kempty fall. After a sumptuous lunch in the hotel, they set off with high spirits for an uphill drive to the picturesque hill town of Dhanolti, known for its eco-parks and scenic beauty.

On the third day, everyone packed up and boarded their coaches to start back for Gurgaon. On the way back, they halted at the Malsi Deer Park in the outskirts of Dehradun. After a round of appetizing snacks at Mac Donald’s, the students and teachers completed the last lap of the journey and returned back to the school premises, full of great experiences, happy moments and memories to share with parents and to cherish forever.

“Workshop on Networking” held for Grade VIII students in May’16

Mr. Rohit Raghav, a member of IT Department took a workshop of the students of class VIII on the topic of Networking Concepts. The workshop was arranged in the senior computer lab where the main server is placed.

Mr. Rohit explained the whole arrangement which was done to provide internet facility in the whole school. He showed the networking devices like Switch, Hub, variety of cables used for connections to the students. The students were also shown the Firewall device and explained its working and utility. The concept of LAN and the arrangements done for its working were also expounded to the students. The students were told how the internet in different wings is controlled from one place.

It was really a very profitable workshop for the students. They found it too interesting and enjoyed learning about new things. The students asked questions which were satisfactorily answered and showed eagerness to learn more.

“AMARTYA SEN WEEK CELEBRATIONS” Social Science Quiz held in Grade VII on 17th May 2016

We in SHIS believe in the philosophy of nurturing the intellect of each student. It is our endevour to bring about a qualitative change in the all round development of each student.

The students of Grade VI participated with great enthusiasm in the Social Science Quiz held as part of the Amartya Sen Week celebrations. Ms Swati Srivastava and Ms Richa Jaini conducted the preliminary round in all the six sections and selected two students from each section for the Final Round of the Quiz. The 4 Rounds covered questions from Heritage, Geography, Politics, Famous people of the world and Current Affairs. These three teams with 4 participants took keen part in the Quiz which tested their knowledge, challenged their presence of mind and spontaneity.

Ms. Priyaa Chauhan, Head Mistress was present to encourage the contestants. She emphasized the importance of reading news papers daily to keep abreast with the current news etc. All the three teams performed very well and gave a tough fight till the end.

Kudos to winners - Khushi Narang, Gourvi Chawla,  K. Abhinaya and Srishti Sharma of Team C

‘Cooking Without Fire’ activity conducted for Grade IV students on 17th May’16

To ensure keen participation by the students in the ‘Cooking without fire’ activity, the students of Grade IV were informed in advance which necessary ingredients to bring for the activity. All students enthusiastically brought the required ingredients and took keen part in the activity held in all the sections of Grade IV on 17th May’16.

Some children made bhelpuri, some rustled up appetizing sandwiches and savoury papri chat. A few creative ones were seen making different kinds of fresh salads and biscuit toppings. Tang and lemonade were the most drinks among the children for making as well as tasting. After the ‘young chefs’ had prepared his/her special dish/drink, they were all put up for sampling in their classrooms. The children were very proud of their creations and were eager to give their dishes to other class-mates and their teachers for tasting.

The young ones enjoyed ‘cooking without fire’ as well as eating their dishes. They shared their food with each other and enjoyed the activity.

“Academic Enrichment Programme” held for Grade II students on 16th May’ 16

The students of Class 2 were engaged in an enrichment programme in the school to make them aware of the new and higher academic level of studies. The enrichment programme began with a brief assembly followed by music class to rejuvenate them.

In English , the students were introduced to further classification of nouns that is countable and uncountable nouns. The students then framed sentences. In Maths students were taught  Roman Numerals from 1 to 20. They were given some Hindu Arabic Numbers, which they converted into Roman numbers. In EVS, they were told about different types of families and about  the importance  of a family in our life. They were also briefed about how they should take care of each other and share their work. In Hindi also the students were taught about nouns after the narration of a story and question answer session based on it.

Over-all it was a very elevating experience for all the students.

Role Play Activity to Spread Awareness about Gender Empowerment in Villages Leads to Social Development held in Grade XI on 13th May’16

On 13thMay’16, a thought-provoking Role Play activity, titled “Gender Empowerment in Villages Leads to Social Development” was conducted by the students of Grade XI. The students took an active part in it and came aptly dressed according to their characters. The main goal of the activity was to convey the message to our society to change the age old chauvinist and stereotypical mindset that prevails against the women.

During the process of performing their parts and interacting with the audience, the audience and the performers alike actively discovered and processed the impact of dowry in the society. As a result, the programme bred new agents of change by enlightening and empowering youth to identify and eliminate discrimination against women. Ms Priyaa Chauhan, the Head-Mistress of Senior Wing appreciated the efforts of the Social Science Department Faculty and  complimented the students on their convincing and realistic portrayals. The Role Play activity was a grand success.

Students of Class VII present Skits on ‘Role of Government’ on 13th May 2016.

A skit activity was carried out in Class VII. The purpose of this activity was to make children aware about the ‘Role of government in Health facilities’ and of the ‘Role of Public and Private Health Care services’. The activity focused on how it is the primary duty of the government to ensure the welfare of the people and provide health care facilities to all.

The students of Grade VII were divided in groups and each group presented the skit in the class. The students performed this activity enthusiastically to demonstrate the subject knowledge and creativity. Overall it was a fun filled activity and the students thoroughly enjoyed the same.

The desirable objective of making the students visualize the ideal or desired role of government, and the meaning behind its structures was achieved through this activity.

Group Discussion held in Grade XII on 11th May’16

On 11th May 2016, a Group Discussion was conducted in Grade XII on the topic- Why do we need an educated, healthy workforce to sustain economic development? The class was divided into two groups and each group deliberated on the issue with great enthusiasm. Some students criticized the government of India for putting too much focus on physical capital and too little on human capital-education and healthcare. Group one pointed out that there is a need for increased literacy in India. Opening classroom doors to all children will help break the inter-generational chains of poverty because education is intrinsically linked to all development goals, such as supporting gender empowerment, improving maternal health, reducing hunger and poverty, fighting the spread of HIV, spurring economic growth, and building peace.

Group two talked about the impatience of the Indian elite and held them responsible for not caring enough for those less privileged. They further raised arguments that better policies can help the children to receive better facilities by strengthening infrastructure and education systems in schools, increasing job opportunities, accelerating economic growth, and providing safe and affordable housing and transportation facilities.

Slogan Writing Activity carried out in Grade VIII C & D on 10thth May’16

In SHIS we believe in nurturing and fostering social awareness amongst the students. To afford them ample exposure and a platform to showcase their knowledge and understanding of the concepts of socio-economic linkages, a Slogan Writing activity was held on 10th May 2016 in VIII C and D as part of Amartya Sen Week  celebrations.

All the students of these sections took an active part in the activity and poured their  heart, mind and creativity in writing slogans on the topics of Poverty, Development, Empowerment of women, Economic Stability, Sustainability, Societal Growth.

The slogans written by them were thought-provoking, expressive and impressive and revealed clear grasp of concepts elaborated by Dr. Amartya Sen’s Poverty & Development Theory, Capability approach, concepts of Economic stability & Sustainability, Empowerment of Women & Societal Growth.

The presentation and creativity of the students earmarked the beginning of new era of thought process among our ‘right-minded and empowered’ youth which showcased how our society is getting ready to a power house of development in the coming future.

Collage Making activity on “Poverty is presence of powerlessness, voicelessness and social exclusion” held in Grade IX on 10th May’16

An integral part of SHIS philosophy is to venture out in new domains of growth and creativity and steer the young minds to reflect on the socio-economic issues. As part of this initiative, the Social Science Department celebrated the ‘Amartya Sen Week’ from 9th April to 13th April 2016.

On 10th May 2016, a Collage Making activity was conducted in Grade IX on the thought provoking topic –Poverty is presence of powerlessness, voicelessness and social exclusion. The students explored this sensitive and thought-provoking topic with great zeal and zest. The students expressed their concept thematically and artistically on the collage spreads through catchy slogans, sketches, 3D images, recent facts and figures. They had consciously put into practice the use of recycled paper in this activity as part of the awareness programme on nature conservation. It was indeed a very exciting activity for the students and has become an unforgettable learning opportunity for them to cherish.

Collage Making Activity conducted in Grade IX from 9th May’16 to 11th May’16

On 10th May’16, an engrossing activity was conducted for the students of Grade XI as part of Amartya Sen Week celebrations. The main purpose of conducting this activity was to sensitize the students with the need to be aware of the consequences of global warming etc. The senior graders took an active part in it and came prepared with newspaper cuttings, pictures and catchy slogans. During the activity, Ms. Vineeta Bhatt analyzed the issues raised by the students and answered them in-depth so that the students could develop a heightened awareness of the many diverse and sustainable ways to save environment. She further encouraged the students by giving them a title of “Green Warriors” and explained the conventional ways to save energy and also focused upon the importance of conservation of energy.

The students prepared captivating collages which served as an open window to India’s environmental issues such as biodiversity, ecosystems management, pollution control, environmental monitoring and governance. They participated in this creative yet informative activity with enthusiasm and found the activity as an alternative experience for learning.

Grade VI-VIII students interact with Ms. Rupa Gulab on 12th May’16

At SHIS, Author Meets are regularly organized by the English Faculty, under the aegis of Dr Lilly George, Founder-Managing Director, primarily to spark students' life-long interest in reading, and also to add an intriguing factor for new readers and reluctant readers. Through such sessions, the school is building up a community of reading enthusiasts. The other reasons for such sessions are to expand students’ reading experiences and to develop their writing competencies influenced by the author’s experiences.

The students of VI-VIII Grades had fun interacting with Ms. Rupa Gulab and literally bombarded her with questions relating to the plot, the characters and the themes from her recent best-seller ‘Daddy Come lately’.

Ms. Natasha was welcomed by Ms. Jyotin Prinja, Subject-Incharge of English and other faculty members. She read aloud a few pages from her latest book, and answered all the students’ questions. The students’ editorial board, Animesh Gupta, Alyona Ranhotra, Divya Sharma, Deveshi Trehan, Deveshi Sahai, Ayran Gupta questioned the author about her earlier books and writing experiences in the interview round.

Scholar Badge Ceremony held for Grades VII-XI students on 16th May’16

“We are what we do repeatedly. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit – Aristotle"

Scholar Badge Ceremony is a much awaited event and a time-tested tradition in SHIS. Every year, the school awards scholar badges to celebrate the triumphant spirit and unwavering efforts of the students to forge ahead on the path of academic excellence.

On 16th May, 2016, the students from Classes VI-XI were awarded scholar badges as recognition of their brilliant academic merit. Regular attendance also being a laudable achievement that merits due recognition, even the students who had got 100% attendance in the last academic session were given special badges. Certificates were also awarded to the young ‘buddy scribes’ who had answered Summative Assessments on the behalf of children with special needs.

The Principal, Mr. Atul Bhatt gave the message to the young scholars to keep striving and not to confine themselves to conventional career pursuits. Citing the examples of his former students, he exhorted the students to recognize their worth, channelize their interests and avail all opportunities that their school provides in abundance to realize their potential. The ceremony was a grand success.

Amartya Sen Week Celebrations held in SHIS

SHIS believes in enhancing economic and social awareness amongst the students’ right from their formative years. To foster and strengthen this awareness , myriad activities were held to mark the observance of Amartya Sen Week commencing from 9th May 2016. Interesting skits were presented by groups of students of VIII E.

The basic plot of skit on ‘Poverty & Right to Education’ revolved around a poor boy who was deprived of the basic right to education. The students depicted his struggle and determined efforts to alleviate his lot in life.

Through the skit on the theme of Right to Religion & Development of society, another group of students enacted the story of four children hailing from different communities with different mindsets and perspectives.  

The skit on the subject of Equality & Development of Society highlighted the issues of discrimination towards a boy of a particular religion and how the elders come together to resolve these sensitive issues.  

The thought process of the students regarding eh of these thought-provoking topics were clearly revealed through the skit enactments. The performances were authentic depictions of the issues that one experiences or witnesses in one’s daily life.

Cyber Safety Workshop conducted for parents in Shalom Hills International School on 7th May’16

 “Building a Cyber Safe world for all its stakeholders”

Through various safeguards and initiatives, SHIS strives to make its students and their parents aware of the menace of fast escalating cyber threats and also  apprise them about the preventive measures necessary to pre-empt such threats.

 Keeping this in mind, a workshop on “Cyber Safety” was organized for the parents. Ms. Pooja Malhota, a Cyber Safety Counselor and the writer of the book, ‘Be Safe in Cyber Space’ spoke of the DOs and DON’Ts of Cyber Security.

During the session, she elaborated on the need for parental controls, how children and parents need to watch out for warning signs of Cyber Bullying, practice safeguards to create ‘Clean digital Footprints’  and prevent occurrence of incidents that may range from inconvenient to life-threatening. The focus of the talk centered on Smart Surfing, Smart use of Smart Phones, Social Networks/Chat and Mobile Safety Tips. This exposure gave the parents an opportunity to gain awareness of the dangers in Cyber Space and to learn various ways to navigate their way securely as they make the most of this modern age technology.

“BUDDY TEACHING’ activity carried out in Grade X on 2nd May’16

On 2nd May’16, Buddy Teaching was conducted in the Grade X. The students were divided into groups and the topics were allotted to each group. Each group had to choose one leader who was to speak on the topic. The topic was based on the content taught in the class “Resources and Development”.   The other members of the group with the help of the teaching aids like Smart Board, wall maps, diagrams etc had to further explain to the class what their leader was teaching. The questions from the audience had to be answered by that particular group.

The learning outcome was most satisfactory as the students were able to go beyond the local understanding of the topic. They learnt how to research on a topic from different sources and explain it in front of the class. The students donned the mantle of imparters as they became “the teachers of the day”.

Mother’s Day celebrated by Grades III-V students on 6th May’16

Every year, just as the Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world on the 2nd Sunday falling in the month of May, it is similarly celebrated with a lot of love, warmth and feeling of kinship by the little ones of the Primary Wing of SHIS. An interesting activity involving ‘Photo Frame Making’ was carried out in Grade III, whereas the young children of Grades IV – V showcased their creativity and expressed their love for their precious moms by designing cards in a ‘Card Making’ activity.

The stationery items and cut outs required for the activity were kept ready by Ms. Rakhi, the Art teacher and then provided to the children, at the outset of the activities.

Grade III children not only made attractive photo frames but also decorated them neatly and artistically. The students of Grades IV-V conveyed their love for their mothers by designing cards and writing loving verses, messages and words dedicated to their mothers.

An Intra-Class English Debate Competition held in Grade IX

It is never easy when someone disagrees with you or you have to disagree with someone. Debating is one of the most difficult oratory skills to acquire. It has been rightly described by a famous statesman as the ‘bloodless battle of wit and words’. 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, English Faculty under the inspiring leadership of Dr Lilly George, Founder-Managing Director, conducted a debate on the topic “Should Human Cloning be banned? The rules and judgement criterion for the competition were shared by Ms. Jyotin Prinja, Head of English Faculty.

 A veritable duel of words 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. What impressed their teacher was the degree of research and spadework done by the participants which reflected in the statistics, figures and data they quoted in their speeches.

It was a very satisfying and illuming activity for the teacher and the students.

Aspiring writers of Shalom Hills International School engage in an interactive session with Mr Christopher Doyle on 20th April’16

Shalom Hills International School, under the able leadership of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George believes that language development is the precursor and prelude to literacy development. A host of activities are carried out in the school to improve their students’ four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. And since ‘Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers’, the school encourages its students to read all kinds of genre of books and gives them exposure to different writing styles by arranging for Author Meets and ‘A Day with an Author’ regularly. One such ‘Meet the Author’ session with Mr Christopher Doyle was organized in collaboration with Mr Ankit Agrawal of Book Vook for the students of Grades IX-X.

The students interacted keenly with Mr Doyle whose debut novel, The Mahabharata Secret, published in 2013 was an instant bestseller and featured in the top 10 Crossword Best of 2013 list. His second novel – The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret – was released on 9th October 2014 and became a source of immense interest for Shalom students as the author revealed gripping details involving the basic plot and interesting facts relating to Mahabharta Quest.

The student editorial members, namely Animesh Gupta, Alyona Ranhotra, Aryan Gupta, Mannat Kaushik, Muskan Gogia, Lishika Sahni, Rishika Arora and Parleen Ranhotra then engaged Mr Christopher in an interview session in the principal’s room. The writer enjoyed answering their questions and shared his self-learning experiences of authoring the books.

Practical Understanding of Science activity held in Composite lab on 29th April’16 for Class VI

To get a practical understanding of the presence of Starch, Fats and Proteins in the food materials, the students of Grade VI performed a series of experiments to test for the presence of Starch, Fats and Proteins in the composite lab.

The following observations were drawn by the students from the tests.

  1. The appearance of blue- black colour in the potato solution when Iodine solution is added to it indicates the presence of Starch in Potato.
  2. The appearance of purple/violet colour in egg white in the presence of Copper Sulphate & Sodium Hydroxide indicates the presence of Proteins in Egg white.
  3. The transparent mark left on the paper, indicated the presence of Fats in the food.

The students were elated with the results. They considered this opportunity to be an amazing experience to discover the truth of scientific facts all by themselves. Furthermore, these experiments helped the students to develop their scientific skill, thinking skill and practical understanding of the Concepts.

Importance of World Dance Day highlighted through activities on 29th April’16

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”

 Friedrich Nietzsche

To highlight the importance of Dance as an art form and to celebrate the annual observance of The World Dance Day on April 29th,the children were engaged in some activities by Mr Saikat.

The children were explained that dance is the expression of emotions, feelings and opinions through the movement and manipulation of the body. More importantly, Dance is a great form of exercise, every routine is a workout. It is great for balance and focus.  

The young ones recorded their thoughts and presented before their Dance teacher.

They received the message - Keep Dancing as it is one of the short cuts to Happiness. 

Activities galore in ‘ENGLISH ENTHUSIAST’ Celebrations held in Grades VI-X

With the laudable aim of developing English proficiency and improving communicative competencies, the English Faculty under the guidance of Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director conducted a series of meaningful and fun activities in the aptly named ‘English enthusiasts’ Celebrations.

In Grades VI-X, groups of students showcased their creative poetic attempts by writing beautiful poems on themes. Each poem had a rhyming scheme, poetic structure and was laced liberally with Poetic Devices.

Senior graders of Grades IX-X amply proved that ‘Intellectuals debate while idiots argue’ by taking enthusiastic part in Intra-Class Debate on the burning topic: ‘Should Human Cloning be banned?’.The views shared by the students were impressive and well-meditated. Each one was well armed with a special argument and used various rhetorical skills to sway the audience. Their facial expressions, body movement and gestures made the presentation really convincing and outstanding.

To spark off reading enthusiasm, two Author Meets were organized for Grade IX-X students with Mr. Christopher Doyle on 20th April and with Ms. Natasha Sharma for Grade IV-V students on 29th April’16. The children were exposed to different writing genres through these sessions and the editorial board sharpened their skills by asking skilful questions in the interview sessions.

Earth Day Celebrations conducted in SHIS on 23rd April’16

Students of Grade V celebrated Earth Day, an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22nd, through myriad of educational and fun activities.

The day began with a Special Assembly dedicated to spreading awareness about the importance of protecting our environment and becoming proactive environment ambassadors. The assembly began with the Lord’s Prayer, daily news update, thought of the day and the word of the week. Post this, students presented a skilfully crafted skit called ‘Little Heaven on Earth’. The skit presented by these students was highly informative and inspiring. The programme included songs and poem recitations expressing gratitude towards Mother Earth.  The junior choir team ended the assembly with a melodious Earth Day anthem.

Also a badge- making activity was carried out. Each child made a badge and inscribed his/ her earth day pledge on it. Students proudly wore those badges throughout the day.

This day was also observed as ‘No Dustbin Day’. The events organized were a conscious effort to teach the young minds to develop compassion and mindfulness for all species of life.

Class I - II students participated in an “Earth Day” activity on 22nd April’ 16

The Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22nd April, to demonstrate support for environmental protection around the world. It was started in 1970 and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. The students of Class I and II were told about the significance of the Earth Day and also shown a PPT on it.

They were explained about the importance of “Going Green” and how to reduce, reuse and recycle for curbing the environmental pollution. They pledged to keep their Earth clean and green. The students also made badges on the Earth day which they enjoyed very much.

Role play activity conducted for students’ of XI-XII on 29th April’16

On the 29th of April’16, an interesting role play activity on "Political Thinkers Who Saw Windows Where Others Saw a Door" was conducted for senior grades of XI-XII. The students of the Humanities section took an active part in it and came dressed up as Karl Marx, Subhash Chandra Bose, Aung San Su Ki, Nelson Mandela and Sri Aurbindo. Ms. Vineeta Bhat encouraged XII graders to raise questions about the actions and theories of these political revolutionaries, which were answered precisely by the XI graders.

The thought process of each political thinker was enunciated precisely through the speeches. 

In the course of the activity, some surprising facts about these politicians and revolutionaries were revealed. One of the most interesting facts was that Mahatma Gandhi, who is considered the father of the nation, had not been awarded the Nobel Prize for any of his prestigious work. But, Sri Aurobindo, a famous revolutionary and writer, got two Nobel Prizes, one in 1943 for Literature and another in 1950 for Peace.

Students found the activity as an alternative experience for learning.

BINGO Activity held in Grade I on 20 th April’16

A Maths BINGO activity is the best way to play with Numbers. Much of mathematics teaching revolves around giving the students practice in newly acquired skills and reinforcing and revisiting already introduced skills.

In this activity, the children were given worksheets with some grids of 4X4. Children were supposed to write the random numbers from 1-50 and after that teacher was supposed to speak some numbers, where they cut down the numbers if they had written them in their grids and said “BINGO”.

The most important reasons for introducing this activity into the mathematics classroom are to generate enthusiasm, excitement and secure total involvement of the children as well as help them to gain more confidence. It was a fun-filled activity based upon hands-on learning and it promotes positive attitude towards Maths.

BINGO Activity held in Grade III on 20th April’16

The students of class III did an activity on numbers using bingo cards. The students were given a 5 by 5 grid lines and were told to write their own numbers ranging from 1 to 50. Then they were asked simple questions based on different mathematical operations and were told to shade the respective answer with pencil colours like 1 more than 24, 5 times 2 etc.  The child who crossed and shaded one row/ column either horizontally, vertically or diagonally first was the bingo winner.

This activity helped them to solve and apply mental mathematics strategies. They participated keenly and enjoyed the activity a lot.

BINGO Activity held in Grade IV on 21st April’16

A Maths activity ‘BINGO’ was conducted in all the sections of class IV on 21st April’16.The children were explained about the rules of the activity. Children were given sheets on which a 5 X 5 matrix was already drawn. It was divided in to five rows and five columns. In the first column, the students were asked to fill the numbers from 1 to 10 and in next column from 11 to 20 and so on. Then some of the maths related problems were given to the students and they were asked to mark their answers in their Bingo Card. If those numbers were in their Bingo Card, they needed to colour that box. If all the squares in any of the column, row or diagonal were filled completely, they had to call out BINGO.

The activity was conducted in a very disciplined manner. The children actively participated and enjoyed the activity.

BINGO Activity held in Grade II on 21st April’16

The students of Class II did an activity on numbers using Bingo tickets. The students were given sheets in which students were told to write numbers ranging from 100 to 500. They were asked to fill different colours in the grid according to the questions asked. The child who completed first was the bingo winner.

This activity helped them understand the concept of what comes after, before, between and smaller and bigger number.

Fun game based on Literary Devices played in Grade IX

Activities and fun games are probably the most enjoyable way as well as the most effective tool to re-enforce topics, introduce concepts or simply to test current/previous knowledge. The biggest advantage is that it adds an element of intrigue to the lesson and the students look forward to it.

The students of Grade IX were pleasantly mystified when their English teacher, Ms. Jyotin Prinja walked into their classrooms on 25th April’16 carrying inanimate objects like a photo-frame, pen stand, a calculator and a few flash cards. The students were quick to identify them as non-living things. This led to the teacher explaining Literary Devices through an interesting PPT. Then the teacher tested the children’s understanding by passing them flash cards with ‘simile’, ‘metaphor’ or ‘alliteration’ written on them. In groups, the students had to either write pairs of oxymoron or create their own similes/metaphors or make rhyming words in alliteration. One group had to personify the objects brought by Ms. Prinja and give a first-person   account of them.

Amidst great merriment, the students came up with accurate examples of the literary devices taught and explained in the class.

Earth Day Celebrations conducted in Grade IV on 23rd April’16

The day started with the children seeing videos and PPTs on Earth Day highlighting its importance  and how we must look after our earth for ourselves and the future generations. The children then drew an Earth day badge for themselves and also wrote slogans on saving the Earth. These were then stapled to the children’s lapel which they proudly wore the whole day.

To underscore the importance of this day, in the Maths class, addition problem sums were based on trees and plants along with slogan writing – Save trees in their notebooks. In Social Studies the children wrote five ways on how they would try to contribute to save the Earth. In Science period,  the class put forward their ideas and suggestions on how they could contribute to the betterment of the Earth. In the English class, they wrote a paragraph on ‘earth Day celebration’. In the Hindi class, there was a general discussion on cleanliness, hygiene and water conservation.

This day was also observed as ‘No Dustbin Day’. The children took home a lot of information and an empowered  mindset of conserving their natural surroundings.

Group Discussion held in Grade IX on 28th April’16

On 28th April 2016, a Group Discussion was conducted in Grade IX on the topic- How far is it true that absolute power in any political system corrupts the democratic values absolutely?

The class was divided into 5-6 groups and each group deliberated on the issue with great enthusiasm. The students discussed amongst themselves and offered insight on the non-democratic countries of the world that were once democracies.  They took up case studies of North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Iraq, Syria, Omen and Pakistan on the reference of their topic. They travelled through each of the histories of these countries and threw light upon the ideologies of absolutism and power.

The students in the course of their discussion even connected the theory of absolutism and power through fictional works of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Percy Jackson series, and Harry Potter etc. It is in human nature that the more power one desires the more corrupt actions one must do to attain it. In Shakespeare’s tragedy of Macbeth, a Scottish noble's craving for power leads him to do terrible deeds that lead to his demise.

Academic Enrichment Programme was conducted in Grade II on 23.4.16

A Maths  activity was conducted on the topic -  Place Value, greatest and smallest numbers and odd even numbers. The abacus was shown to the students and a number game was played. Turn by turn, the students placed  the beads according to the numbers given.

Then an Extempore activity was conducted as a link-up activity. The students were given different topics  to speak a few lines on. Iin the EVS activity on ‘My Body’, the teacher showed different actions whereby the students guessed the correct body parts, type of body part and its functions.

“Student Enrichment Programme ” held for Grade I students on 23rd April’16

A ‘’Student Enrichment Programme ‘’ was conducted for Grade I students, under the supervision and guidance of Ms. Rima Gaekwad, the HM of Primary Wing. The students were enlightened with new ideas and introduced to a new pattern of Classroom activities. Since the children are bright, they were able to easily grasp the concepts taught to them. In E.V.S, they learnt about heavenly bodies. In English, they learnt blend words through various activities. The Maths teachers introduced odd and even numbers through playway activities.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their fun filled learning activities and spent a productive day engaged in experiential learning.

Poetic Enactment activity carried out in Grade X

The English teacher of Grade X, Ms Meenakshi Madan had introduced the important figures of speech like Hyperbole, Alliteration, Simile, Oxymoron, Imagery, Personification, Metaphor to the students and explained how they areused as part of figurative language in the previous classes.

As part of English Formative Assessment 1 activity, the class was divided into groups of 5-6 students and each team took up an ‘out-of- the-box’ theme on which to compose their own poems. Their foray into the world of poetry, literarydevices and rhyming scheme was met with success as they wrote and presented poems on intriguing topics like ‘Thunderstorm’, ‘The shattered dreams’,‘Friendship’ , ‘Nature’ and ‘Ambitions’ to name a few.

The various groups gave the entire activity a novel outlook by providing a rhyming scheme, and figures of speech and by writing even the central theme of their poems imaginatively. The children even decorated and illustrative the written texts beautifully.

Emergency Evacuation Drill conducted on 20.04.16 for Middle Wing students

As soon the Emergency siren sounded alerting the children and teachers of the Middle Wing about an Evacuation Mock Drill, children were made to fall in lines for a  quick, safe and orderly evacuation out of the school building.

Within a matter of 4-5 minutes, the teachers and students of the Middle Wing were gathered Class wise in the ground and a headcount by the teachers was done to ensure no child was missing. The students were appreciated for their prompt and orderly response to the siren and drill practice and were then taken back to their classes to resume their studies.

 

Inter Dynasty Quiz Competition held on 12th & 13th April’16

SHIS under the inspiring leadership of its Founder- Managing Director, Dr Lilly Geroge, always strives to achieve excellence by challenging its students’ competencies and pushing them beyond their limits.  With this aim in mind, an Inter-Dynasty Quiz Competition on Earth Day was held for Grade III-V students. The objective behind this competition was to enhance students’ sensitivity towards environment and to make them proactive environment conservationists. It also rewardingly enhanced students’ analytical, logical, verbal and reasoning skills.

The competition had three different rounds.  The questions were displayed on the screen with a multiple choice of four answers each. The teams were given ten marks for each correct answer. There was no negative marking for the rounds.

It was an engaging session filled with sheer excitement and anticipation, assumptions and fastest responses. It was a neck and neck contest with all teams vying for the top position.

Dynasty Winners-

Class V: Maple (Yashveer Singh Tomar(VA), Vidhi(VE) and Vedant Jha (VF)

Class IV: Ebony (Tanav Adlakha(IV D),Atharva Srivastav(IV E) and Aryan Singhal(IVB)

Class III: Maple (Riya Jalaaludeen (IIIB), Yash Sharma (IIIF), Keshav Venkataraj(IIIF), Aditya Kumar (IIIA)

Dynasty Meet (III-V) held on 18.04.16

A Dynasty Meeting was held on 18th April,2016 in the allocated classrooms. The agenda of the meeting was to apprise the students about the World Heritage Day 18 April - World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.

  1. A PPT on World Heritage Day was shown.
  2. Students were briefed about the World Heritage Day and why this day is celebrated.
  3. The children were told the importance of preserving the important monuments and sites.
  4. A small Quiz was conducted in which children were asked to name a few world heritage sites.
  5. In all, the dynasty meet helped the children understand the importance of celebrating world heritage day.
  6. All the children participated enthusiastically.

Dynasty Meet held for Grades III-V held on 11th April’16

A Dynasty Meet for Classes III-V was conducted on 11th April, 2016 in the allocated classrooms. The students took part in the Prelim Round of the Quiz which was conducted for the screening of the children for the Final Quiz to be held on 12th &13th of April.

A Power Point Presentation based on the topics was shown to the children and a rapid round of set of questions related to Our Amazing Earth were asked from the students of Grades III-V. The children enthusiastically participated and showcased their knowledge related to the Green Planet.

Six students were selected by the dynasty teachers in round 1. Out of 6 semi-finalists, the 3 best were chosen based on the maximum number of questions answered correctly during the meet. The selected names for final round were given to the respective dynasty wardens.The meet was highly beneficial as the students realized the importance of saving water, soil, using more of paper bags, use of cycle/walking instead of cars wherever possible.

INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH MR. ANANDA MENON HELD ON 18th APRIL’16

SHIS has joined Green Rhino which is an ecological programme on Nature Conservation making rapid in roads, among various schools across the country. Its mission is to create, educate and motivate young minds to preserve and conserve the rich biodiverty.

On 18TH April 2016, Mr. Ananda Menon, a National Coordinator for Green Rhino and a keen Nature Specialist who has also worked on Nature Conservation in Sunderbans, West Bengal, interacted with the school’s Green Rhino team members and learnt about the progress of the project. The teacher representatives, Ms Ambika Yadav and Ms Richa Jaini shared valuable ideas and approaches with Mr. Menon and students.

We all know about environment but our knowledge goes in vain if we are unable to sensitize others about the cause on Conservation. It was with this approach of making a difference in our society that some of our students aim to be active citizens by visiting nearby slums for an awareness drive or starting an online petition against the cutting down of trees. Mr. Memon was quite impressed with the progress made and students’ efforts in the project. 

Practical Understanding of Science activity held in Biology lab on 4th May’16 for class X A

To give the students a practical understanding of the concept of structure and function of stomata, the students of Grade X performed an experiment (under the guidance of Ms. Anjali Drolia) to prepare a temporary mount of a leaf peel to study stomata in the Biology lab.

To reinforce the concept that stomata is more on the lower surface than on the upper surface of leaves –the leaf peel was removed from the lower surface of the leaves. Further the structure of stomata was studied in greater details under a microscope. The students enjoyed the activity.

This experiment helped the students to develop their scientific skill, thinking skill and engendered a deeper and more practical understanding of the Concepts.

Group Activity on Sentences conducted in Grade VII on 8th April, 2016

In order to identify the gaps in knowledge and to retain the concepts through regular practice, the school management encourages all departments and faculty members to explore, improvise and try out various strategies that allow the students to assimilate facts easily and to challenge their proficiencies through some activity or the other.

A sentence is the basic unit of language which expresses a complete thought. Understanding of different kinds of sentences can breed additional activities and they, then, turn on the students to the joys of learning and discovering. To inculcate the habit of proper usage of English Grammar rules  and to guide children how to frame different kinds of sentences more easily while writing or speaking, an activity was conducted in Grade VII as part of their FA 1. All the students actively participated in the activity. Not only did it enhance their knowledge of the Grammar topic ‘Sentences’ but also helped in enhancing their language skills.

Poetic Enactment activity carried out in Grade IX on 12th April’16

Poetry acquired a larger than life form and dimension when the aspiring poetesses and poets of Grade IX tried their hand at self-written poetic attempts. Their English teacher, Ms Jyotin Prinja had introduced them to the popular Poetic Devices like Alliteration, Simile, Oxymoron, Imagery, Personification, Metaphor etc which are essential ingredients of all good poetry. On 12th April, all the students threw their heart, mind and creativity in putting up presentations, enactments or recitals of their self-composed poems in an English Formative Assessment activity.

The class was divided into groups of 5-6 students and each team took up an ‘out-of-the-box’ theme on which to compose their own poems. Their foray into the world of poetry, literary devices and rhyming scheme was met with success as they wrote and presented poems on intriguing topics like ‘Nightmare’, ‘Pirates’, ‘Oceans’ , ‘Five elements’ and ‘Dove’ to name a few.

Each group had given a rhyming scheme, used different figures of speech and written the central theme of their poems. The folders and sheets made by them had breathtaking illustrative covers which could give professional book cover designers a run for their money.

Musical Chairs activity carried out in Grade IX A on 6th April’16

Research has proved that pair share work, collaborative working and peer teaching bolsters not only the involvement of the students in a particular class or topic but can be very effective in getting students to engage in critical thinking; thus, producing deeper learning outcomes. In order to involve the children more deeply in the teaching-learning process, such strategies are regularly deployed by the teachers of SHIS in most subjects.

One such activity of musical chairs was merged with Peer Teaching by Ms. Jyotin Prinja in the English period in IX A. The students were made to run to the accompaniment of a lively number. Groups of all the children who were getting ‘out’ were given some direct questions from a poem in their Literature syllabus, ‘The Brook’ to explain before the class. These groups of students quickly put their heads together, discussed key points with one another and then gave answers to the rest of the class.

Class III Students involved in a Number Formation Activity on 6th April 16

The students of Class III did a hand on activity of 4-digit number formation using flash cards in the MI -Lab. The students used number flash cards and then arranged those flash cards in their notebook, pasted and framed the greatest and the smallest 4-digit number and wrote their number names as well in the notebook.

The students participated enthusiastically and enjoyed the activity and learnt the formation of 4-digit numbers more clearly and easily.

Drawing Competition held in Grades III to V on 05-04-2016

Theme : Shalom Vision and Mission

The students of Grades III-V were all geared up for their drawing competition on the topic of Shalom mission.

In the first session which happened on 04.04.2016, the students were explained about the broad expectations that the school has from them and how they can become an ideal Shalomite.  This was done through a Power Point Presentation on the school’s mission of social, psychological, emotional, physical and mental development of the children along with the vision of empowering and enlightening them with knowledge, virtue and ethics under the loving and caring guidance of Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director.

 Young Shalomites were eager to share about their experiences of their dynasty meets and day camping trips and how these have helped them to develop their inter-personal skills, learning by doing and how the  assemblies, intra and inter- class activities  have helped them to explore their hidden talents.

They took part most enthusiastically in the Drawing Competition and their artistic attempts showcased how whole heartedly they seek to become a responsible Shalomite.

Overall it was a very interesting and fun-loving session.

Students of class IX take part in English Literature Quiz on 7th April’16

Under the creative aegis of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George, every possible avenue is explored and all opportunities are provided to find out how multi-faceted and knowledgeable the Shalom students are. Every year, the English Faculty plans and conducts a series of brain- stimulating and invigorating Quiz Competitions to discover, develop and challenge the cognitive and critical thinking skills of the students.

In order to test and challenge the cognitive and collaborative skills of its children as well as sharpen their razor sharp reflexes, an English Literature Quiz was conducted in Grade IX. The Quiz proved to be an effective way to identify the gaps in knowledge and to retain the concepts through regular practice by the English Faculty.  The class was divided into 6 teams. An interactive, engaging and invigorating Quiz PPT on the recently completed Literature chapter was shown to the students by Ms. Jyotin Prinja.  

All the students actively participated in the quiz. All teams put up a valiant fight and the winning team trumped it only a whisker’s margin.  

Orientation Programme conducted for parents of students of Grade I conducted in SHIS on 21st March’16

With the express objective of allaying parental apprehensions and seamlessly helping their young children (former kindergartners) make the transition into Primary Wing, a special Orientation was held specially for the parents of all students who would now be entering Grade I in the new session.

Mr Atul Bhatt, the Principal extended a warm welcome to the parents, telling them a bit about the school and the importance of parent’s role in their child’s education.

During this session, the parents were taken through each aspect of school’s innovative pedagogy, collaborative learning strategies, assessment and evaluation processes to name a few and what one can expect as a parent throughout the year. Key points highlighted were the importance of a parent’s support, constant communication, importance of observational learning and child-centric education.


The day ended with the parents meeting their child’s class teacher who shared specific information about arrival and dispersal of buses, voluntary opportunities, classroom schedules, and special activities. This session created a special bond among the triangulation network of teachers, students and parents as well as led to deeper understanding of parents about school functioning.  

Orientation Programme held for parents of new admissions on 17 March 2016

The new session 2016-17 kick started with an Orientation Programme held for the parents of the new admissions to the Primary and Senior Wing. Mr Atul Bhatt, the school principal, Mr Priyaa Chauhan, Head-Mistress-Senior Wing and Ms. Rima Gaekwad, H.M of Middle Wing were also present. In his welcome address, Mr Atul Bhatt greeted the new parents and discussed the recent workshops attended by the faculty members. The principal urged the parents to freely share their concerns and constructive feedback with the management, school principal, heads and teachers.

Ms. Rima Gaekwad briefed the parents about almanac details, planners, fee payment details, safety arrangements, transport etc. The IT Incharge explained about the RFID, Transport d GPS tracking app. She revealed how the school draws its inspiration from Dr Lilly George’s vision and mission of holistic development and academic excellence.

Ms. Rima explained the exam pattern, FA-SA marks distribution and weight age, Scholastic-Co-Scholastics areas prescribed under CCE to the parents through a PPT. Ms. Rima particularly touched upon how  the CCE specifications– academic, co-curricular, life skills, values and attitude are skillfully integrated into the curriculum in Shalom since its inception..

Students of IV-V go on an Adventure trip on 8th March’16

Students of Class IV and V were taken on an adventure trip to Farmstead near Baliyawas, Gurgaon.  The students reached school at 8:00 a.m. in great excitement and anticipation on a bright, sunny day- just the right ingredient for an ideal outing. The students were divided into groups and were assisted by the team members of the Rockport group. They started with a warm up session followed by activities and games like Burma Bridge, Rope ladder, Commando crawl, Zorbing ball, Wall climbing, Commando net and tug of war etc. Students were given demonstrations and instructions for each activity.

A healthy and delicious breakfast was savoured by all. At 1:00 pm the children returned for their lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the delicacies like puri, sabji, halwa, Shahipaneer, rice, rajma and hot jalebis. After lunch, they were back with a final round of activities until 3 pm. Another round of juice and noodles was well-deserved after the session of activities.

This trip seemed to have invigorated the children with a new zeal and was a great wrap up activity for the academic session.

Collaborative Teaching carried out in Grade I on 19th Feb’16

A session on Collaborative Teaching of English, Maths and E.V.S was conducted in all sections of Class I by the students of Class II on 19th February 2016. Collaborative Learning is Peer Learning that encourages the students to work in pairs or small groups to discuss concepts or any decided topic. They were introduced and briefed on the importance of peer teaching. On the day of the activity, the selected students from Class II were given a topic from the syllabus of class I.

Students took some time to prepare the lecture content on the given topic and then they taught the other students. They also posed some questions to their class-mates and had an interactive session with them. In all, it was a learning experience for Class II students. Also, it helped to enhance their oral communication, inter-personal skills and leadership skills. Students of class I enjoyed learning and at the same time students of class IInd enjoyed teaching.

TALENT HUNT 2016 SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT DEBATE COMPETITION

On 12th February’16, the Social Science department a Debate Competition for students of Grades IX and X on the topics:

  • Is Uniform Civil Code a Step towards India’s National Integration?
  • Is Reservation Policy an Affirmative Action in True Sense in India?
  • Censorship on Media should be Removed or Not?
  • Installation of Democracy is not Enough, We Need Vigilant Citizens to Run the Democracy

The Judges were Ms. Jyotin Prinja with Ms. Shikha Nagpal, Ms. Vineeta Bhatt and Ms. Richa Jaini. They judged students on the basis of their level of understanding, content, quality and presentation. Judgement criteria for Interjector were content, clarity, relevance and lucidity of the question. The students were well prepared and used various skills like overstatement, articles of Indian Constitution, incidents etc. to convince the audience. Devishi Sahay (IX) was declared as Best Speaker (for) and Aarushi Hans (IX) got the title of Best Speaker against the motion. Shruti Bajpai (X) and Bhavneet Kaur (X) were declared Best Speaker for and against the motion respectively. Best Interjector title was given to Avdesh.

Judges gave Aarshi Ray and Alyona Ranhotra from Grade X the Special Jury Award.

Citation ceremony held for Grade XII students on 23rd Feb’16

Laced with solemn moments and loving send-off remarks, Shalom Hills International School held a Citation ceremony on 23rd Feb’16. This mega event was held to bid adieu, to give recognition to the talents of the outgoing students of Grade XII and to encourage them to exit the school portal’s as fine Shalom ambassadors.

Under the loving mentorship of Dr Lilly George, the Founder-Managing Director, each student appearing for the class XII board exam was felicitated with a citation during the ceremony. The framed citations highlighting their talents and positive attributes revealed during their fruitful years were handed over by the principal, Mr Atul Bhatt to each and every student with good wishes messages. Ms. Priyaa Chauhan, the Head-Mistress of Senior Wing, Ms Ruchi Bhatia, Senior Coordinator – Senior Wing and other Senior faculty members, namely Ms. Maya Vinod, Ms. Vimala Jossy, Ms. Meenakshi Madra, Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Ms Mitu Singh, Mr Madhusudan Rao and Ms. Jyotin Prinja were also present at the ceremony. This was a sentimental occasion for the students, heads and teachers especially when Dr Lilly George blessed the children and these special moments were captured on lens for posterity.

Dodging of Tables Activity held in Grade I on 15 Feb’16

Maths M.I. activity is the best way to encourage mathematical reasoning. Much of mathematics teaching revolves around giving students practice in newly acquired skills and reinforcing and revisiting already introduced skills. In this activity, the children were given dodging of tables or multiplication sums and answers were written on the chits or flash cards. Children were supposed to tell the right answers as they had been earlier shown dodging of tables on the smart board.

The most important reason for introducing MI Activity into the Mathematics teaching methodology is to generate and garner enthusiasm, excitement and total involvement of the children and to ensure that they gain more confidence.

Class V students involved in a Maths activity on 11th February ’16

There are several well-known formulas for the areas of simple shapes such as triangles, rectangles, and circles. Area plays an important role in modern mathematics. To find the area of irregular shapes, the first thing to do is to divide the irregular shape into regular shapes that you can recognize such as triangles, rectangles, circles, squares and so forth. To clear these concepts, the students were asked to bring a graph paper and a leaf to calculate the area of a leaf.

Then the students were asked to trace the outline of a leaf on a graph. Usually on a graph, we can find squares of side 1 cm each. Hence, the area of each square is 1 sq. cm. Since the side length is 1, it is also called a unit square and its area is given in sq. units. While calculating the area of such shapes always first count the full squares. Any part which is more than half can be counted as 1, then the parts which are less than half are to be left out. In this way, students can find the area of any shape by counting square on the graph. The students were asked to do same after explanation. Thus this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of area more clearly and evidently.

Shalom students join the ‘Walk for Hope’ – a padayatra for hope and peace on 16th January’16

Walk for Hope is a padayatra for peace and harmony by the Manav Ekta Mission – covering 6500 kms from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. The Walk for Hope was flagged off on 12th January  to commemorate the birthday of a great prophet of interfaith harmony, Swami Vivekananda. Led by Sri M, the founder of this mission, the padayatra reached Gurgaon this week. This initiative seeks to have a nation – fit to be bequeathed to our future generations.

Whenever a social cause has to be espoused, Shalom Hills International School under the aegis of its Founder –Managing Director, Dr Lilly George is in the forefront. On 16th January’16, the students of Grade VIII accompanied by Ms. Priyaa Chauhan, Head-Mistress of Senior Wing, Sports teachers, Ms Sanjana, Ms Lopa, Ms Vineeta and Ms. Vanita Verma joined the padayatra as it neared the school. Walking briskly and lending their support to this laudable initiative, the youthful Shalomites walked till Sushant Lok.

Abdus Samad Hashmy and Surya Iyer of Grade XII showed great resourcefulness in conducting a walk n talk interview with Sri M while walking along with him.

Students of class VIII took part in Creating Animations Using Flash on 8th Feb’16

An Inter-Section Competition on ‘Animations in Flash’ was conducted in the Computer Lab. All the students of class VIII created beautiful animations using Flash and enhanced their creative and presentation skills. The animations prepared by the students were judged for their Concept, creativity and presentation skills.

 

Winners

I Position: Vedant Swain VIII C

II Position :Bidushi Roy VIII B

Students of class VI-VII,IX-X took part in IT Quiz on 22nd Jan’16-1st Feb’16

Under the creative aegis of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George, a platform has been provided for all the students of SHIS to showcase their talent in the field of Information Technology.

“Knowledge is power, information is liberating and education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family”. This adage was very much in evidence when the students of Classes VI-VII, IX-X took part in an ‘IT Quiz’ conducted in the Computer Lab. There were 5 teams namely Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Whatsapp and Blog and the Quiz comprised of four challenging rounds: Multiple Choice Round, Identifying the IT personalities, Current Affairs and Dumb Charades.

The students participated with full enthusiasm and zeal. The Quiz served as an excellent opportunity for the young students to enhance their creative and thinking skills.

Winners

Ist Position –

Shreya Gaur – VII and Raisa Chugh – VI

Tushar Gupta – X and Avdhesh Vakil -IX

 

2nd Position

Ashmit Bansal – VII and Khushi Narang – VI

Krishna Deorari–X and Aarsuhi Hans - IX

Intra-Class Mathematics and Science Quiz conducted on 11th Feb’16

Class II Students involved in a MI-Lab Activity on 12th January ’16

The students of class-II were involved in Maths activity on Fractions in the MI- Lab. A fraction represents a part of a whole or any number of equal parts. In Latin fractus means” broken”. The students were told how to equally divide any whole figure or size into equal portions. A fraction describes how many parts of a certain size are there. They were explained about various types of fractions starting from half, one-third then moving onto one-fourth, three-fourth, etc. They learnt how to make a whole by using different fractions like 2 halves or 4 quarters make a whole. Thus, this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of fractions more clearly and evidently.

Students engage in a Community Outreach programme on the theme of ‘Organic Food’ on 19th Dec’15

MICROSOFT ‘CREATE TO INSPIRE’ SCHOOL PROGRAMME
TOPIC: Organic Food – Good for You! Good for Earth!

 

The student of Class X presented their research work on the various aspects of Organic Food to the parents on 19.12.15.The students were asked to make advertisements, scrap books, catchy slogans on Organic food, its benefits and quick recipes of rustling up organic meals. They used their creativity to make poster advertisements on Organic Food. The advertisement posters were hung on the stage area for parental viewing and subsequent enquiries.

The students explained the benefits of organic food to the parents and their school mates namely that they don’t have pesticides or insecticides. Parents were informed about various other benefits of organic food. Ashwin, Jyoti, Nutika and V.Yash of Grade X presented the creative work prepared by their class-mates and confidently expounded upon the health benefits of organic food.