CHARTER PRESENTATION AND INVESTITURE CEREMONY
Charter Presentation and Investiture Ceremony of the Interact Club, under the aegis of Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown was held on 8 November 2016. The ceremony rendered the school to be a part of the internationally recognised prestigious Interact – the Rotary – sponsored service club for the young people. The Chief Guest was Rotarian Sanjay Kapoor President Rotary Club Delhi Midtown.
MICROSOFT ROTARY INITIATIVE FOR ENHANCING DIGITAL LITERACY
The Rotary Club has taken the initiative to collaborate with Microsoft to provide opportunities to educators and students for enhancing Digital Literacy in schools. The staff members of our school are pursuing a lesson plan consisting of Basic, Intermediate and Advanced MS Word and MS PowerPoint course. Selected students of all classes have been allocated specific relevant lesson plans and their progress is being monitored regularly.
ANGELS OF CHANGE-TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR ORGAN DONATION
Angels of Change programme organised by Mohan Foundation has been initiated in the school. 24 students from classes VIII to XI have volunteered for this programme. They are being trained to spread awareness about volunteering for organ donation.
GRASSROOT FOOTBALL FESTIVAL
Grassroot Football Festival was organized in collaboration with All India Football Federation (AIFF), at the PR campus on 17 September 2016.The chief guests included Ms Dalima Chibber and Ms Anushka Samuel, both, football players of international fame. Mr. L.R Channa, Chairman of the school & President CES, Dr. V.K. Ahuja, Vice President CES also graced the occasion. Parents of the participating students were also present. The event aimed at enlightening students about the game of football and motivating them to play the same.
BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE
Under the aegis of British Council, the Commerce Department of our school has undertaken the project, ’Business Enterprise Challenge’ organized by ‘Teach a Man to Fish’, an educational charity organisation. The project initiated in July 2016, aims to provide students with opportunities to gain hands-on-experience of running a real business and thereby create globally aware, socially responsible, young entrepreneurs.
REGISTERING OF INTERACT CLUB WITH ROTARY CLUB
The project includes selection of a business idea, preparing template for the same and then implementing the idea on commercial lines. The business idea taken up by our school is ‘Paper Smart’. It aims at effective management of used papers.
As a part of the project, the items made by students from used paper, such as key chains, jewellery, etc. were exhibited and sold in a stall, set up on 15 October 2016, on the occasion of PTM. The stall was a huge success and the effort was appreciated by all.
Interact Club took the initiative of registering with the Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown for Charter Certification.
The club shall now work for varied social causes with a new dimension. Students shall get countless opportunities to lead, speak, motivate and learn in collaboration with students of other schools.
INTERACTION WITH PARENTS
WhatsApp groups have been created by class teachers for all sections till class VIII to share relevant information / official circulars etc. with the parents.
To impart moral values and ethics among students, special discussions / skits /presentations talks are conducted regularly by faculty members in the Morning Assembly programmes.
ENHANCEMENT OF CONVERSATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH
Special measures are being taken to enhance the conversation skills of students in English.
STAR CLASS: - “CLEAN AND GREEN” CAMPAIGN
A workshop was conducted by faculty members, Ms Meera Bhatnagar, Ms Priyanka Kakkar and Ms Deepika Bhasin, for the teachers in which ideas and techniques, such as language games, puzzles and vocabulary building exercise etc. that can be used in day to day teaching, were discussed.
In a systematic manner, through worksheets, story dramatizations, role play, extempore and varied Bal Sabha activities, listening and speaking skills in English language are being focussed upon, for students of PS and PP.
A special module, ‘Speak Better’ has been compiled for parents of PS students to enable them to guide their wards to improve their conversation skills.
Students are being provided ample opportunities in everyday learning, to use hand mikes and speakers so as to boost their confidence and get rid of stage fear, if any.
With the objective of promoting cleanliness and eco –friendly activities in the school, the Environment club has initiated “Clean and Green Campaign”. Club members from Middle and Primary department have been designated as Swachhta Monitors who assess the class rooms regularly on the basis of predefined parameters – Judicious use of electricity; Use of eco-friendly material; and cleanliness of the class. The class with the best score is awarded the “Star Class of the month” certificate.
MODIFIED CURRICULUM & LEARNING PROCESSES FOR PRE SCHOOL
The Classrooms of Pre School have also been redesigned to display a Print Rich Environment in accordance with the chosen theme for the month. Display boards showcase the theme-based vocabulary, sight words, sentences etc. Thus, a stimulating environment is created to reinforce learning through the selected theme. Prof (Dr.) Romilla Soni, an eminent educationist specialising in Early Childhood Education had visited the Pre School classes at PR campus on 7 September 2016 for observation of prevalent teaching methods.
MODIFIED CURRICULUM & LEARNING PROCESSES FOR PRE SCHOOL
As per the guidelines of CES, the curriculum of Preschool has been modified from subject-based to theme- based. Accordingly, varied Learning Centres have been created in the classrooms under the heads: Language, Blocks, Maths & Manipulation, Science, Dramatics and Art. Each Centre is clearly demarcated using available furniture and specific coloured ribbon bands. A group of 20 children at a time, work in the Centres under the guidance of the teacher. Students are free to go to any Centre of their choice. Meanwhile, the remaining students of the class are engaged in physical development exercise in the playfields under the supervision of the co-teacher.
All classes were held regularly as per scheduled time table.
Cycle tests and Formative Assessments have been conducted as per schedule.
Annual Examination for class XI was held from 17February to 2 March 2016.
SA2 Examination for classes VI to VIII was held from 22 February to 8 March 2016.
SA2 Examination for classes IX & X commenced from 9 March 2016.
Provisional classes for class XII for the session 2016-17 commenced from 4 March 2016.
School has undertaken the challenging task to ensure 100% participation of all students in Sports. To achieve the same in the session 2015-16, Sports Day is being held for each class on specified days. It is mandatory for each student to participate in at least two events as per their choice. Students can choose from Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Long jump, Shot put, Throw ball, Volleyball and Fun Games.
PROMOTING INDIGENOUS GAME: KABADDI
To promote indigenous games, the school organised a Kabaddi Competition at Inter House level for Boys of Senior Department on the eve of Independence Day, i.e. 14 August 2015. The event saw enthusiastic participation from students as participants and audience, alike.
AUSTRALIA – INDIA BRIDGE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Ms Meena Malhotra, Headmistress, BBPS GR has been selected for 'Australia – India BRIDGE School Partnership Project'. The BRIDGE project, that is, Building Relationships through International Dialogue and Growing Engagement, is a teacher professional learning and online engagement which aims to connect teachers and school communities to increase awareness and understanding of contemporary Australia and India.
The professional learning program consists of a 10 day visit, from 15 to 25 October 2015 to Australia, inclusive of seven days school and homestay with the host teacher of the partner Australian school. The focus will be on building intercultural understanding, understanding of education context and the use of ICT in learning and teaching. Ms Malhotra has been partnered with Ms. Dayna Cowmeadow, Language teacher and Relieving Head teacher Administration, Singleton High School, Singleton, New South Wales.
The second phase of BRIDGE programme will consist of a reciprocal visit of the Australian teacher in January 2016.
SAFER ROADS, SAFER INDIA CLASSROOMS WITH A CAUSE PROGRAMME
Safer Roads,Safer India Project
The school is one of the two schools from Delhi to have been selected to participate in 'Safer Roads, Safer India Classrooms with A Cause Programme' under the aegis of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Youth Service America (YSA). Ms Reetu Dawar Asstt. Teacher has been trained for the project. The school has been sanctioned a grant of $500 for the execution of project. Through the project, 25 students of class II and III will be involved in the following activities:
- raising public awareness about road safety.
- educating their peers and community members to increase safe behaviors.
- leading community service projects that engage volunteers in addressing road safety issues and
- advocating for policies to increase road safety.
A horticulture project, 'Hamari Bagiya' has been initiated at PR Campus to create environmental awareness. The garden shall be maintained by students of classes II and III who have been guided to prepare colourful pots out of used tin cans; and watering cans from used water bottles etc. Students are also being sensitized about effective waste management and for the purpose, a compost pit has also been made. To mark the inauguration of this project, a Plantation ceremony was held on 1 October 2015.
INITIATIVES ,INNOVATIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENTS
- New furniture has been procured for classes V, VI and VII.
- The process of putting up curtains in class rooms and laboratories on need basis is going on at both PR and GR campus.
- Senior Dance room has been renovated.
- 3-D interactive board has been installed in Senior Chemistry Lab.
- CCTV has been installed at the front and back gates of PR campus; and in one of the school buses, on trial basis.
- Display boards have been fixed in the corridor on the ground floor of Primary department, GR campus. Additionally, 6X4ft Pin-up Boards have been fixed in nine classrooms of class I.
- Window grills were fitted in three staff rooms and III H classroom.
- Educomp Smart Boards have been fitted in all classrooms of classes IX & X. Training of Senior department staff members was held on 4 July 2015.
- Three washrooms have been renovated in the senior department. An additional washroom has been created for CWSN.
- The area in front of school at GR Campus has been papered to create space for parking of vehicles and steps are being taken so that there is clear passage for movement of fire tenders in case of an emergency.
- Remedial classes for selected students of Pre Primary were held from 18 to 23 May 2015 in an effort to enhance the basic understanding of concepts. Sessions were also held for the parents of these students to enable them provide necessary guidance to their wards to improve.
- Individualized counseling sessions were held for CWSN students at PR Campus by Special Educator , Ms Neerja Bhardwaj on 18 May 2015. Personalized sessions for parents of these students were held on 22 May 2015.
- Floor tiling and wall tiling has been done in seven classrooms of class I at PR Campus.
- Runner Boards have been installed on I & II floor at PR Campus and in Primary Department, GR Campus.
- New Display boards have been installed in seven classrooms of class I at PR Campus.
- Repair work has been completed at swimming pool, PR Campus.
- Staircase from ground floor to third floor in block A , GR Campus has been repaired.
- New State-of-Art furniture has been added to four classrooms of Middle department.
- CFL lights have been fitted in three classrooms of Middle department.
- Work has been initiated to create a Recording Studio at GR Campus.
- Three buses have been added to the existing fleet of school buses.
- Tech Club has been initiated for students of GR Campus in collaboration with Stride Buds. 50 students of classes VI to X have been enrolled for the same. Students will be learning Graphic Designing , Web Development and App development.
- Structured Life Skills programme –ASPIRE in collaboration with Envision India has been initiated for both classes IX & X for the session 2015-16.
- Each One Teach One Programme under Delhi School Literacy Project has been made mandatory for all students of class IX in the session 2015-16.
PEC activities conducted during the period of the report in class IV and V are as follows:
COLLABORATION WITH SAINSA
- Rhythmic activities were done with music to display different patterns of constellations like Great Bear and Orion. The activities were integrated with subjects like Science, English & SSt & Maths.
- Fun Races made students understand the working of different joints and muscles of human body.
- Three court Dodge Ball activity was used to introduce the concept of fraction. It was also taken up as a topic for English conversation to discuss the positive and negative points of each team as well the tactics followed by the winning team.
The Sports Authority of India National Academy (SAINSA) has collaborated with BBPSGR to provide education to the selected trainee swimmers enrolled with it. The students selected for admission in SAINSA in the academic session 2015-16 will be relocated to Delhi and will continue their education in BBPSGR. The school will support these students in achieving excellence in sports as well as academics.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR STUDENT COUNCIL
The Image Editors Future Leader Program for the newly appointed Student Council was organised in 4 sessions of 90 minutes duration each in December 2014. The Program was conducted by Image Consulting Business Institute. The programme was delivered in classroom setting and involved highly interactive sessions with audio-visual demonstrations and role plays. The objective was to hone leadership skills with effective body language and communication skills.
TEACHER MENTORS FOR CLASS IX STUDENTS
School has initiated a programme to mentor 32 weak students of class IX from November 2014. Eight teachers have been made mentors to a group of four to five students each. The aim is to identify reasons for their poor academic performance and address them accordingly. Following strategies have been adopted by mentors;
- Teaching memory techniques
- Giving appreciation cards on achievement of goals
- Screening of Motivational videos and / or lectures
Two sessions on memory tips have been conducted focusing on Rhyme Technique and Personal Memory System (PMS) Technique. Motivational videos were shown to students on 18 December 2014
Learners' Group Dance Delhi School Literacy Project Activity
Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg was accorded the privilege of hosting the "Learners' Dance Competition", during the Literacy Week Celebration, under the aegis of Delhi Schools' Literacy Project. The event was held on 9 September 2014 in the school auditorium. The programme provided an opportunity to learners from deprived communities to showcase their talent. Padam Shree Ms. Rajni Kumar, Honorary Adviser DSLP, was the chief guest. The occasion was also graced by the presence of our special guests, Ms P Loomba, Honorary Secretary, DSLP; and Ms. Ritu Verma, Assistant Coordinator, DSLP. Rajsthani dance by learners of Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg bagged the second position.
THE AWAKENED CITIZEN PROGRAMME
The Awakened Citizen Programme by Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi for students of class VII is being conducted by trained teachers- Ms. Jyotsana Srivastana and Ms Soma Ganguly to inculcate values in the children. The programme started on 14 July 2014. Sixteen sessions of 45 minutes each will be held during the current academic year.
Each session begins with a prayer and meditation. 9 interactive sessions have been conducted and its positive impact on students has been observed. The topics are Developing faith in our universal possibilities; The human possibilities open to us; Being heroic; Expand myself; Living in harmony; Seeking perfection; Developing shradhha; Being a truth seeker and Summary of our universal possibilities
iSMART LIFE SKILL PROGRAMME
School in collaboration with Quality Education Asia has started the iSmart life skill programme for class VIII. The sessions that were held from 6 August to 8 September 2014 covered topics - How to emerge as a winner, Self Esteem, External factors that affect Self Esteem and Boosters of Self Esteem. The strategies used were Group discussion, Video presentation, Role play and Story narration. Self Assessment sheets helped the students to know their strengths and weaknesses. Parents were also invited to attend sessions and their feedback is positive.
ASPIRE LIFE SKILL PROGRAMME
School in collaboration with "Envision India Eduservices" has initiated the 'ASPIRE' life skills programme for students of class IX. Through life skills programme, the school aims to develop a cadre of empowered, educated and healthy adolescents, capable of making decisions in life. There will be six workshops of one and a half hour duration each, in October and November 2014. The workshop will be conducted on weekly basis within school timings and will focus on topics-Enhancing self confidence, Time management & prioritization, Positive attitude for success in life, Communication skills for effective relationships, Self discipline – a key to success, Team spirit & cooperation.
BBPS GR in collaboration with e-Dreams Edusoft Private Limited, Bangalore has initiated the 'Funtoot' programme for students of classes III to VIII w.e.f September 2014.
1200 students have been enrolled for the same. The teachers will teach and then assign Mathematics topics to the class for practice at home. The children can then practice the given topic through Funtoot.FUNTOOT, programme of individualized Mathematics learning, has recently launched 'Revision' feature, specially for our school, that allows students to revise and attempt questions of the topic, chosen by the teacher. The teacher can add more questions to the Revision Module as per requirement and then let the entire class attempt the same. The questions in the Revision module reinforces the concepts, and helps in the preparation of examination.
Physical Education cards
Physical Education cards are made by CBSE as a competent tool for providing inclusive and interesting experiences to the school children at primary school stage and facilitating the process of engaging them intensively in games and activities focusing particularly on agility, balance, co-ordination, speed and strength. Along with this, each activity is related to their academic subjects like Maths, EVS, and English. It provides better understanding even to children who are differently abled. These activities are done under the guidance of Physical Education teacher and the concerned subject teacher whose activity has to be performed. It incorporates both learning and enjoyment for students.
Value Education Programme
As a part of Swami Vivekananda's 150th Birth Anniversary celebration, Rama Krishna Mission, ND has taken the initiative to develop a comprehensive three year graded Value Education Programme. The aim of the programme is to equip students with important life skills and empower them to develop as enlightened citizen. The programme is to be started from July 2014 for students of class VII. 16 sessions will be conducted during the year on specified topics - Being Heroic, Living in Harmony etc.
ROBERT BOSCH PROJECT
BBPSGR is once again the proud recipient of the Robert Bosch funding for collaborative project on the theme 'Growing up in Indian and German families' with Genoveva Gymnasium, Germany for the session 2013-14. The project will include reciprocal visit of about 15 students and 2 teachers from each school for which Euro 500 per delegate will be funded by Bosch organization.
Video Production in Collaboration with NDTV
Under the School TV - a Video Educational School Programme, launched by NDTV, the school has purchased NDTV Media Kit consisting of a Professional SD/HD Camera and other equipment for videography. 40 students from classes VIII, IX & X were trained by NDTV professionals from 8-10 July 2013. This programme aims to provide a unique opportunity to students to enhance their communication and creative skills through video production.
The school has entered into a tie-up with Music Valley corporation for preparing the school band. Enrolled students will be trained to play musical instruments like bagpiper, drums etc. Played in a group, it would develop unison and team work, while at an individual level musical skills of the students would be honed.