World Television Day (November 29, 2013)
Children gave Television its share of importance amongst other means of communication available these days. Merits and demerits of television were discussed along with a beautiful song and dance.
Children’s Day (November 13, 2013)
A day to celebrate childhood, Children’s Day was observed with the aim of promoting communal exchange and understanding among children, as well as to bring about beneficiary action to promote the welfare of children, all over the globe
Gurupurab (November 12, 2013)
On the occasion of Guru Nanak’s birthday, young Goenkans were, everyone was invited in a set-up of a Gurudwara. Children chanted a shabad followed by a procession led by Panj Piare. Children were made aware of various activities held at the Gurudwara, like langar & amrit sewa etc.
Excursion to Stellar Museum & Fun Zone, Ambience Mall , Gurgaon. (November 09, 2013)
Children of Class II were taken to Stellar Museum at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon wherein they experienced education with hands on activities. They also enjoyed to fun filled rides in Funzone.
Autumn Season (November 08, 2013)
Children presented an assembly to welcome the Autumn Season with a beautiful dance and song. The relevance of Autumn season in the cycle of seasons was discussed.
Diwali Celebrations (November 01, 2013)
The gaiety and mysticism surrounding the festival of lights was evident in the GDGPS corridors as these were decorated with flower rangoli and colourful diyas. Children were not only lead to celebration but also enlightened about the moral values underlying the festivities.
Excursion to Adventure Island (October 19, 2013)
Students of Classes Nursery and I were taken to the Adventure Island for an excursion. The students were exposed to a number of fun rides along with Magic, Acrobatic & Dance Show with an aim to develop in them teamwork & self management.
Eid celebrations (October 15, 2013)
A special Eid assembly was presented by the li’l Goenkans to highlight the motto of ‘Unity in Diversity’. The awe-inspiring and enriching assembly enabled the audience to gain knowledge as to how and why the festival is celebrated.
Dussehra Celebrations (October 10, 2013)
The students of K.G. put up an enthralling ‘Ramlila’ show to celebrate Dussehra and give the message of ‘Triumph Of Good Over Evil’. The Epic of Lord Rama was depicted on stage and was witnessed, enjoyed and appreciated by the grandparents.
Tribute to Bapu (October 04, 2013)
The Father of the Nation was remembered on the special occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. His contributions to our country were shared with the children. Tiny tots of Junior School paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by presenting a beautiful assembly. They also watched a power point presentation and made a craft reflecting their respect for the great leader.
World Heart Day (September 27, 2013)
The adverse effects of overeating, lack of exercise, unhealthy diet etc can trigger heart disease and threaten our own lives, and those of loved ones. World Heart Day assembly was organized to drive home the message that heart problems can be prevented. Children were explained how eating fruits and vegetables and exercising makes the heart feel better.
World Ozone Day Assembly (September 20, 2013)
A special assembly was organized to bring out the importance of Ozone Layer in the lives of humans and other organisms. The fact that it absorbs the UV rays coming from sun was also explained to the tiny tots. The adverse impact of human activities that lead to ozone layer depletion and its disastrous effect on the environment were dramatized in a gripping presentation.
Ganesh Chaturthi Assembly (September 13, 2013)
The lord of wisdom was remembered on His birthday in full glory amidst an air of gaiety and spiritual fervor. The children celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi by putting up an assembly. The young souls worshipped Lord Ganesha with complete earnestness to invoke his blessings as a small temple set up was organized in the Activity Studio.
Janmashtami (August 27, 2013)
The spirit of Janmashtami came alive when the children prayed and rocked the cradle of baby Krishna. Children put forth a vibrant and lively presentation based on various episodes from Krishna’s life. It was indeed an elevating experience to see the little ones perform and imbibe the rich cultural heritage of the country.
Raksha Bandhan (August 16, 2013)
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost and a brother shares grown-up dreams forever. To mark the celebration of this eternally sacred and beautiful relationship, the sanctimonious thread, the rakhi was crafted by the little ones in their classrooms.
Friendship Day (August 05, 2013)
Friendship is what gets one through bad times and helps one enjoy the good ones. Bringing together illustrations from all cultures, societies and communities, Friendship Day was celebrated by the tender hearts to build bonds that last forever.
Interschool Competition (July 27, 2013)
A Fashion Show, “Dressed to the Nines” was organized by Gitarattan Jindal Public School wherein Sneha Bisht and Ryansh Makol of Nursery bagged the second prize. Their performance was highly applauded by the audience.
Interschool Competition (July 26, 2013)
An Art and Craft Competition, “Thematic Paper Plate Craft” competition was organized by Gitarattan Jindal Public School wherein Krishna Garg and Vardaan Chadha of Class II participated.
Cooly Classic Aussie Pool Bash (July 26, 2013)
Going beyond the confines of the classroom, the toddlers of the Goenka splashed, splurged and slipped into some splendorous moments during the Cooly Classic Aussie Pool Bash. Like the butterfly’s erratic flight, they swayed with the music and thrilled their souls with unbound fun as the spotlight this time was on country of kangaroos, Australia.
Ice Cream Day (July 19, 2013)
What better way to snack on a hot, humid summer day, than relish cool, yummy, nut laden ice cream! Therefore, it's only fitting that ice cream is given its own special day and the Goenkans celebrated it with invigorating spirits.
Mango Day (July 12, 2013)
Following the league of The International Mango Festival, held annually in Delhi, Goenka also celebrated the Mango Day, to give the royal fruit just the attention it deserves. The tiny tots coloured and crafted the beautiful mango cutouts. Besides, they were imparted the right manner of relishing the undisputed king of fruits!
Environment Day (July 05, 2013)
To inculcate an awareness and responsibility towards the environment , ‘Environment Day’ was celebrated on July 5,2013. .Very simple experiments were conducted in the class and the children were introduced to the 3Rs – Reduce , Recycle and Reuse.
Parental Workshop, “Demystifying Modern Parenting” (June 28, 2013)
The school counsellors, Dr Bindu Kapoor and Ms Tulsi Chadha took interactive parenting sessions for parents of Nursery and KG students to create awareness about different parenting styles based on two parenting dimensions of parental control and parental warmth. The importance of discipline in parenting, pitfalls of modern parenting, suggestions to enhance the experience of parenting were a few topics discussed in the workshop. Also, the activities to manage the stress levels were also conducted with the parents.
Jodo Gyan Workshop for Teachers (June 27, 2013)
The JODO Gyan workshop was organized for the teachers which was taken by Ms. Gurleen. The basic objective of the workshop was to familiarize the teachers with the effective use of tool kit with the students. The significant point was to maintain regularity with the use of kit so as to give the children optimum opportunities to explore and frame their own structures for better understanding of the concepts.
Annual Cultural Event –“Whispers From The Fairyland” (May 11, 2013)
The Goenkan juniors put a theatrical presentation as a part of their annual function on 11th May 2013. The impactful play, an amalgamation of fairy tales –Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Cindrella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty spread the word of morality and philanthropy. The multihued Witches, Mermaids, Dwarfs and Fairies contributed to a grand spectacle. The imaginative vision of the performance became the pivot of discussion for the day.
Labour Day (May 01, 2013)
Children from different classes were taken to the bus yard to meet guards, drivers & conductors. They also met nannies & sweepers and thanked them for their services by offering sweets. As a gesture of giving back to the society, the little Goenkans took initiative of teaching the nannies.
Baby's Day Out (April 30, 2013)
In a world that’s brand new, babies had much to do. Laughing, tasting, touching, reaching high and making memories – were the ingredients of the exciting Baby’s Day Out, which was organized by the school for the little ones.
Earth Day Celebrations (April 26, 2013)
The cool firmaments of a new dawn brought along with it the Earth Day celebrations at the School. The little toddlers translated their feelings for the Mother earth into action-packed performances, sensitizing the sundry on the issues pertaining to environment.
Book Week (April 22 - 26, 2013)
Book Week was organized to enhance the literary skills of our students, inculcate in them good reading habits and encourage them to polish their language skills in English. The children got actively involved in making bookmarks, jackets, puppet of their favourite character, show & tell activity during the week long celebrations. The children were also made aware of how to take care of the books.
Jodo Gyan Workshop for Parents (April 13, 2013)
A workshop on mathematics was organized by the school in association with Jodo Gyan “to make learning of mathematics more meaningful”. Mr. Shahji conducted the workshop and emphasized that the concept of mathematics should be taken from physical to metaphysical and concrete to abstract. He laid emphasis on quantity and order sense of numbers in teaching of numbers to do the basic operations correctly. Parents found it really meaningful and supportive for learning of their young ones.
Baisakhi Assembly (April 12, 2013)
The colourful harvest festival of Punjab was celebrated with a mood of merriment and gaiety. Dressed in traditional Punjabi outfits, the Goenkans stole the show with their energetic performances. The depiction of Punjabi culture and the story behind the origin of Baisakhi were the major highlights of the celebrations.
Fun Day (April 1, 2013)
The Goenkan shore welcomed the arrival of the fresh ripples to its coast. The darling buds of our extended family were embraced with love and warmth. The day offered a taste of the fun-filled activities that the Goenkans will experience in the years ahead.
Orientation Day (March 29, 2013)
The portals of G.D. Goenka welcomed and embraced the newfangled members to the fraternity on two days for Orientation. The function took pace amidst the glitterati and prestigious members of the Management. Mrs. Bharti Sharma, Director, G.D. Goenka Franchisee Schools, presided over the function on March 30. The Principal of the School, Mrs. Ritu Pathak addressed the august gathering and provided an insight into the Goenkan ideology and vision with the key idea to lessen the apprehensions of the new parents and to acquaint them with the Goenkan process.