To make the Teachers' Day memorable for their mentors, Goenkans presented a special assembly full of entertainment, on the virtual platform. Divine blessings were invoked through the morning prayer. The witty delivery of news triggered bouts of laughter. Profound sentiments were expressed through spirited recitations and speeches, acknowledging the challenges faced by teachers and thanking them for being the constant driving force. A meticulously planned cultural programme, complete with humorous skits, melodious songs, soulful musical performances and graceful dances was enjoyed far and wide through the live streaming on YouTube. Heartfelt expressions of gratitude left every teacher overwhelmed.
August 2021 was celebrated as Social Science and Humanities Month.
Diverse topics were covered, ranging from environment and historical past to freedom struggle and administration in India.
This month provided a common forum to the students at different levels to explore their bent for creativity, art and theatre while learning digital skills.
The subject related activities led to experiential learning and smartly included art integration. These activities dealt with functioning of village panchayats, organising mock parliamentary sessions, designing travelogues for visits to heritage sites, creating visuals of the Mughal period monuments and famous battles, role-play as Akbar's nine gems, designing party symbols and writing manifesto for an election. Social messages and environmental awareness were also made a part of it. Talks were organized by the students of Psychology to discuss non-verbal communication and stress management.
All the sessions were conducted on the digital platform. The teachers and students came together to add meaningful and learning experiences to this month.
Janmashtami, the festival commemorating the birth of Lord Krishna, was celebrated with traditional fervour and reverence by the students of class 9-C on 30 August 2021.
It was a spectacular depiction of the story of Lord Krishna's miraculous birth. We witnessed vivid scenes of Krishna's birth in prison as Lord Vishnu's eighth avatar, his protection by the red-headed snake when he was crossing the raging Yamuna River, his exchange in the city of Gokul with Nand's daughter and Krishna growing up as Yashoda's son. The prophecy from the heavens comes true as Lord Krishna kills the evil king Kansa, thus ending his tyrannical rule.Exquisite quotes from the Bhagavad Gita were recited by the children exhorting humans to take life lessons from the teachings of Lord Krishna.
The assembly ended on a joyful note as the girls turned into mini-incarnations of Radha, dancing to the songs sung in praise of Lord Krishna, the embodiment of pure bliss and love. Principal Ma'am lauded the efforts of the children in bringing alive the teachings of Lord Krishna through the assembly, reiterating the need to follow his tenets in essence and spirit. Jai Shri Krishna!
The special assembly to commemorate the 75th Independence Day of our country was marked with traditional ardour and gaiety as the children of the middle and secondary school reminisced about the golden past, reminding us of the magnificent splendour of our country before the arrival of the British.
The patriotic mood was set from the very beginning as the ‘path to freedom’ unfolded vividly before our eyes from the “Jallianwala Bagh tragedy” to the “Chauri Chaura” incident, the events that served as milestones in the struggle for independence.
The rendition of patriotic songs by our talented students, interspersed so beautifully throughout the depiction, further whipped up our nationalistic feelings. At the culmination of the program, we were reminded of the sacrifices of our great martyrs, whose selfless acts of valour have made it possible for us to breathe in a free country today.
Heartfelt tribute was paid to the soldiers who risk their lives every day for the safety of the country. Principal ma’am, wishing the school HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, congratulated the children for putting up a wonderful assembly and inspire the children to be true citizens of the country, as nation always comes first! Jai Hind!
G.D. Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj celebrated the month of July as Hindi Language month. During the month various interesting activities took place. Children from the primary, middle and senior section all displayed the creative side of their personality. Activities like reusing resources available at home and creating decorative articles from them. Dramatisation of Chapters, Role Play, Recitation of Poems, Dohas, conducting Interviews etc introduced children to their own better version. Beautiful presentations were done enthusiastically with the help of technology bridging the gap between virtual and real classrooms.
Children also participated in film making competitions on various topics based on their chapters. Assembly in Hindi was presented during this month. Throughout the month, the day started with motivational posts by the HOD which contained valuable quotes with relevant meanings which were also uploaded on the school Instagram and Facebook pages and was much appreciated by parents as well as students.
We are pleased to acknowledge the successful conclusion of the Mission AI Bootcamp organised by STEMpedia from 17th June 2021 to 1st July 2021. During the event, the students of grade V to X attended the online webinars aimed at introducing students to the concepts of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. We congratulate all the participants for their enthusiasm and efforts towards understanding the much-needed concepts for the future. We extend a wholehearted vote of thanks to the STEMpedia fraternity, for providing us with this wonderful opportunity. STEMpedia dedicates itself to spreading knowledge about emerging STEM fields by the means of learning-by-doing and will be more than happy to have opportunities for educating at your premises in the future.
The event concluded with a competition. Budding Artificial Intelligence Techie, Kyrell Kochar of class VIII E won a prize for her AI project. She created an APP, HELPODOCO. The main objective of this App is to help and support doctors, work staff and even patients at the hospital. It is made in honour of all the doctors who lost their lives during this pandemic.
This is second consecutive year that the school has been awarded “EXCELLENCE IN ARTIFICIAL EXCELLENCE”. All the participants were awarded Certificate for their enthusiastic contribution.
Performing and Visual Arts provide a platform for students to express their creativity as well as develop their personality. Through the medium of the Arts, they are able to think creatively and improve their mental and imagination skills.
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts at G. D. Goenka Public School celebrated the month of June as a dedication to the Arts and Artists, both Indian and international. Informative posts, uploaded daily, created a lot of interest with their creativity, critical thinking, quotes, facts and much more. The idea was to enhance the artistic literacy, knowledge and understanding required for participation in the arts, thereby helping the students to create, perform, produce, present and respond to the art forms. These daily inputs must have definitely helped the students to connect with some of the legends and their works. The desire to create will always be the deepest yearning of Goenkans.
Our school celebrated National Reading Day on 19th June with online reading related activities to honour the life and works of Shri Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker, the father of Library Movement in Kerala. As rightly said by Vera Nazarian, “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light”. Thus, to promote and encourage reading among students, the library department organized various activities like Read a Book Challenge, Poster Making on the theme Reading Matters etc. The students thoroughly enjoyed this event as it ignited the minds of the young learners. It was an enriching experience for the students to showcase their creative expressions.
Since reading holds tremendous significance in student’s life, this initiative taken by the school will surely be instrumental in bringing a positive impact on fostering reading culture in our school.
April 2021 was observed as English month in G. D. Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. A plethora of interesting and interactive activities were organised by English Department - Spell Bee, Creative Writing, Vocabulary Games, Doodling, Goofy Grammar, Poetry Recitation and Extemporaneous Speaking kept the classes 3 to 12 engaged throughout the month.
A riveting performance by the senior students showcased the unparalleled contribution of William Shakespeare to the world of theatre in the Special Assembly on Shakespeare, premiered online
On the various social platforms of the school, English Department kept everyone entertained by providing joyful learning through informative and enriching posts.
A Special Assembly was premiered on the occasion of Earth Day, which was conducted by the Nature club team of G.D. Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj.
It started with morning prayer, news and a thought of the day. A Pledge was taken on Earth Day to protect the earth from pollution and abuse.
Nature Club team expressed their views to prioritize earth protection.
Assembly also had a beautifully recited self-composed poem followed by a mellifluous singing. A balletic and graceful dance, added the finishing touch in emphasizing the importance of afforestation, planting of trees and the need for everyone to put together their efforts and get into action, in protecting our environment.
Marks the beginning of the harvest festival across the country, and we at Goenka never miss a chance to celebrate any such festival. So, keeping up the festive spirit our students put up a special assembly to mark the beginning of the Hindu new year / the harvest festival / welcoming the sunny summer in an all pepped up mood. With dances, poetry and even the teaching of the GURU.
The Orientation Ceremony to welcome the Nursery students and their parents was conducted online at GD Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj.
The excitement and enthusiasm of the new stakeholders was indeed palpable as they were welcomed by the school management team. The Google meet lead the parents through the Planner and the timeline of the academic pursuits and acquainted them to the revamped Goenkan ethos and environment.
The parents had a virtual interaction with the teachers of the Preprimary section and they could build the rapport with the Nursery teachers’ team.