Holistic Health and Eye-Check Up Camp Report

"Healthy mind lives in healthy body"

Committed to provide excellent educational services to the society, Deepalaya firmly believes that only the healthy students of today can create a healthy and progressive community of tomorrow

Keeping up with the standards, a general health check up camp was organised by the school from 16th February to 18th February 2018. A renowned NGO called as TEJASASIA conducted this camp. Established in 2010, it is one of the leading organisation making an impact in the lives of underprivileged children and destitute women.

The main purpose of this camp was to maintain good health in students. A medical team thoroughly investigated near about 190 students and medicines were given. After medical check-up, a descriptive report for individual student was provided. This helps parents in understanding the health of their ward.

The School authorities and teachers were impressed by TEJASASIA's  professionalism and thanked them for their valuable service to the students.

Also an eye check up camp was held from 24 July 2018 to 10 August 2018.  A team of eye specialists from AIIMS headed by Dr. Vivek Gupta led this camp. The medical unit brought well equipped eye examination tools to examine the students effectively. Approximately 1045  students were screened for any refractive error by trained optometrists and 221 spectacles were prescribed free of cost to the students with poor eyesight.

The objective of this event was to spread awareness on eye disorder, their early detection and detect refractive errors and eye ailments among school children because they do not realise that they suffer from any ocular disability as they adjust to their poor eyesight.

The students also asked the queries they had in their mind which were solved by eye

specialists. Students with eye problems requiring continued medical attention were

given referral slips. The camp turned out to be very beneficial for our students.

FANCY DRESS COMPETITION

Scholastic and co scholastic activities have an equal importance in school programme for the all round development of the child. Keeping this in view, we at DSKE conducted a fancy dress competition on 27th July 2018.

The theme given to the students of primary wing and middle wing were 'electronic gadgets' and 'politicians' respectively.   The purpose of conducting the competition was not only to blend learning with fun but also to develop confidence in the students by giving them an opportunity to get on the stage and speak in front of an audience. Children dressed up in their colourful costumes, spoke a few sentences on the character that they depicted. The effort and hard work of children were highly commendable.

 Inter class competition for the students of pre-primary wing was also conducted whereby the theme given was 'fruits, vegetables and animals'.

The audience applauded all the performances which in turn boosted the confidence of the participants. The competition proved to be great learning experience for the students and gave them a platform to explore their hidden talents.

Business Studies Workshop

Business Studies prepares students to analyse, manage, evaluate and respond to changes which affect business. It allows students to appreciate that business is an integral component of society and develops an understanding of many social and ethical issues. Recent addition of Goods and Service tax (GST), entrepreneur development and history of commerce in the CBSE will help students to  theoretically familiarise themselves with the ongoing development in trade and commerce.

To tackle these challenges and changes, a workshop on Business Studies was conducted on 31st July 2018 by Mr. G.S Alag. The workshop began by briefing the recent changes in the syllabus of class 11 and 12. The speaker also highlighted on some topics which were complex and how they should be handled to safeguard students from loosing marks in the board exam.                 

The workshop proceeded with the second speaker Mr. Amit Arora who addressed the audience about the effective, interesting and innovative ways by which the subject can be made thought-provoking and intriguing to the students.

The third session was taken by Mr. Kunal Dua who aided us with unique idea to help the students learn their theories. Overall the entire session was very informative and insightful.

ATL TINKERING FEST

ATL Tinkering Fest organised by Ramjas School Sector 4 on 31st July 2018 was attended by Syed Asadullah (IX-A) and Aditya Sharma (X-A) of Deepalaya School. It was an interactive platform which gave the opportunity to the children to innovate projects which can be added to an incredible amount of accessible  knowledge.

The students were given Arduino based project kits. Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software that designs and manufactures single board microcontrollers and microcontrollers kits for building digital units. Students carried out some Arduino based activities like turning on LED,  activating an electrical gadgets etc.

Overall it was enriching experience and also a good exposure to the world of Arduino programming for the interested amatuers.

A SANKALAN OF WITPICKS- IZHAAR 2018-19

One day literary annual fest called 'A Sankalan of Witpicks' was organised by Kalka Public School on 31st of July 2018. The theme of the event was CHOOSE TO REFUSE. The main motive of this event was to provide good opportunities to pupils from different schools to explore and hone their talent. This literary fest comprised of wide range of events like puppet show, mono act, street play, English talkathon, model making (from trash to treasure), Hindi sanwaad and Sanskrit gaayan. Potential participants received training for the competition by proficient and adept teachers.

Participating teams was accompanied by Ms. Neeraja on the scheduled day. The one day spectacle began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp and the blessings of their principal. The students were sent to their respective rooms for competition. Creative participation bestowed students with abundance of inquisitiveness, curiosity, thrill and academia. The results were announced in the end. Our school bagged 3rd position in model making (from trash to treasure) and an appreciation award for puppet show.

 The students returned to school with their heads held up high and moreover, with a new perspective to think, plan and create and zeal to perform better.

Report on Recitation Competition ( Pre-Primary Wing)

Rhymes can prove to be an instrumental stepping stone for young children to develop their verbal skills and boost their confidence. Hindi recitation competition was held on 14th of August 2018 in which 40 students from the pre-primary section had participated. The enthusiastic participants showcased confidence, flair and mirth on the stage. he eye catching props added icing to the cake.

At the end of the programme, our Principal, Mr. C. P. Davis declared the results and wished them bright future.        

INTER HOUSE PATRIOTIC SONG COMPETITION

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Patriotic songs are songs that demonstrate love for one’s country, or have themes that glorify self-sacrifice, land’s beauty, history or ideals.

 An Inter-House Patriotic Song Competition’ was organized on 14th August 2018 in the honor of India's 72nd Independence Day to expose our children to music, while also enhancing their language and presentation skills. All the four houses i.e. Amartya Sen, C.V. Raman, Mother Teresa and Tagore had to participate in solo as well as group song in two sections - Junior (classes IV - VIII) and Senior (classes IX-XII). The judges for the competition were Mr. Vijay Kaul, Mrs. Rupam and Mr. Sunny Varghese.

The students prepared well for the competition and a wide range of songs were presented. It was interesting to note that each child had worked hard to comprehend the lyrics and sing the songs with conviction. Their songs invoked a strong sense of patriotism. The room was resplendent with a feeling of belonging and pride. We discovered potential talent in singing from amongst our students and are very optimistic that these students will bring glory to the school in the future.

It was a great show and the audience were involved in cheering and encouraging the singers. The success of the show could be well judged by the smile on the faces of the students and the teachers.

REPORT ON READING COMPETITION

The importance of reading cannot be underestimated, as reading stretches a child's mind and improves their memory and focus. DSKE conducted a reading  competition from classes I to XII.

Every student of the class participated and it was judged by the class teachers. Students from classes I to V and XI and XII were evaluated for English reading skills and students from classes VI to VIII were evaluated for Hindi reading skills. Portion for reading was selected from the textbook. The criteria on the students were assessed were (1) Pronunciation (2) Voice- Modulation (3) Clarity of voice. Class competitions like these encourages every student to participate and put their best foot forward to shine. Reading competition is usually held once a year to arouse and motivate the students to inculcate good reading habit and have an edge over the others .

Vocabulary Workshop

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." –Mark Twain

Developing a great vocabulary is one of the most overlooked ways to improve our lives. Vocabulary is our “communication toolbox” where every word is a tool, ready to be used at the right time. The more tools we master, the better our chances are of finding the right one for the communication task at hand. When we lack words, we shut down new insights and lines of reasoning.

To fathom the importance of vocabulary, a vocabulary building session was conducted for the students of class XII Commerce and Arts by T.I.M.E Institute. Mr. Ankur Jain , a trained senior faculty came to address the students for the session with an aim to help the students to build up their vocabulary skills.

The session began with introduction about the basic purpose and the gain that the students are going to receive. General information regarding the roots, history, phonological changes and modern English were given.

Focus was laid on how to recall and remember different words by narrating  short and funny stories. At the end of the session, some exercises were done based on vocabulary building.

Overall the workshop was not only informative but interactive and interesting as well. The session really helped the students preparing for the entrance exam.

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