|Venkateshwar Global School
New Delhi-110085 (India)
Congratulations, Rishi Raj!|
Rishi Raj of Class Xhas made the school proud by winning SOF’s 3rdAcademic Excellence Scholarship (AES) for the year 2016-17.
He has scored the highest aggregate in 4Olympiads exams organized by SOF in the entire Zone on account of which he hasbeen awarded the 3rd AES.
The AES award includes:
- A trophy
- Cash award of Rs 5000/
- Merit Certificate.
During 2016-17, over 42800 schools from 25countries registered for SOF’s Olympiads and millions of students appeared inthem. Winning the AES from such large and diverse participants is a majorachievement and we extend our heartiest congratulations to Rishi Raj forachieving this feat!
Prisha and Annanya of Class VII make the VGS Proud in State Level Science Exhibition|
Prisha Virmani andAnnanya Arora of Class VII brought laurels to the school by securing the SecondPosition in the State Level Science Exhibition, organised by the Department ofEducation on December 23 and 24, 2016. They impressed the judges with their project “ Light - A Solution to NoisePollution.” They designed a simple circuit to superimpose sound waves on lightwaves which results in faster and discreet communication.
Our heartiestcongratulations to the budding young Einsteins of the VGS!!
Venkateshwarians Shine in the Smart Vocab Challenge|
Having a good vocabulary is morethan knowing many words. It is the ability to choose words with greaterprecision and at the appropriate moment.
The young Venkateshwariansparticipated in the Smart Vocab Challenger round held at the school level onJan 27, 2017 in the school premises. The top scorers, who qualified Stage 1 were Kshitij Gupta of class VII, Avnee Garg of class VIII and Neha Aggarwal& Gur Simar Singh Bedi of Class XI. They competed with winners ofother schools within their zone in the Zonal round held at Mt. Abu School on Feb 2, 2017.Avnee Garg qualified Stage 2 as well and bagged the Cluster Champion title inStage 3, ie the Final Round on Feb 9, 2017.
Our heartiest congratulations to AvneeGarg for keeping the school’s flag flying high!
Venkateshwarians Attend ITIHAAS’ Annual Address by His Holiness The Dalai Lama|
A group of 20 young Venkateshwariansfrom classes IX and X got a golden opportunity to attend the Annual ITIHAASAddress by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, organised by ITIHAAS on the 6th of February 2017 at theConvent of Jesus and Mary.
His Holiness was received on arrival byMs. Smita Vats founder and director of the Indian Traditions Heritage Society(ITIHAAS). As he walked to the covered stage in the Convent grounds, the waywas lined by smiling school-children in school uniform waving the Indian tricolour.A huge gathering of around 1300 students from about 80 schools in and aroundDelhi were present at the venue to, looking forward to listening to HisHoliness.
While a couple of dozen children sangthe welcome song for him, artist Vilas Naik set about creating a portrait ofHis Holiness using a technique called ‘rapid painting.’ When the children sangtheir last note, a vivid portrait of His Holiness had emerged which was highlyappreciated by him.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressedthe school children on topics of compassion, peace and ethics.
As he began his address, he said,“Whenever I speak to groups of people like you I always begin by greeting themas brothers and sisters and there are reasons for this. We are all humanbeings, part of the population of 7 billion alive today. The way we are bornand affectionately nurtured by our mothers is the same. This is how we survive.Later, we all die the same way. We are physically, mentally and emotionally thesame. We share the same kind of feelings of pleasure and pain. And yet weneglect the oneness of human beings and forget that others are our brothers andsisters. Instead we emphasise the secondary differences between us of colour,race, faith and nationality. We view each other in terms of ‘us’ and ‘them’,which inevitably provokes conflict.
Giving an example of how we might regardeach other as fellow human beings, he described someone lost in a remote andisolated place. If that person stumbles across another person, he would regardhim just as a fellow human being with no concern for the person’s nationality,faith or race. He said that this is the kind of attitude we need all the time.In the face of overwhelming problems like the growing gap between rich andpoor, the natural disasters provoked by climate change and the increases inhuman population, as well as man-made difficulties like corruption anddiscrimination on the basis of caste, we need to work together.
He appealed to the young people beforehim, who all belong to the generation of the 21st century, to be determined tocreate a happier and more peaceful world. He called on them to use theirintelligence in a positive way, to cultivate the warm-heartedness that can bethe catalyst of constructive change. He observed that when the education systemencourages only materialistic goals with little concern for universal humanvalues, cultivating warm-heartedness can make all the difference.
His Holiness rounded off his talk byresponding to the queries of some students related to world peace and conflictresolution.
He reiterated his admiration for India’slong established tradition of pluralism and inter-religious harmony.
Asked by a student what message shecould take home with her, His Holiness said “Be a kind and compassionate person.This is the inner beauty that is a key factor to making a better world.”
It was truly a momentous occasion forall present and an extremely fulfilling and meaningful experience for the youngVenkateshwarians. The interaction with His Holiness the Dalai Lama hasdefinitely broadened their understanding of themselves, and of the world theyinhabit.
Saare Jahan Se Achcha...... Hindustan Humaara: Venkateshwarians Celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day|
The68th Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur on theschool premises on January 24, 2017.
The main highlight of thecelebration was the Inter Galactic State Representation Competition in whichthe four galaxies showcased a multi-hued imageof India’s rich cultural heritage through their representation of differentIndian states. The participating students showcased vibrant tableaux from fourdifferent States namely Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu alongwith cultural dances. Thevibrant costumes, melodious music and graceful movements of thedancers were spellbinding.
The choir group presented a song on the Constitution of India. ThePrincipal, Ms KavitaSoni appreciated the song and emphasized the need to followrules in one’s life.
The winners of various inter school& State Level competitions werealso felicitated in the event. As an air of patriotic fervour permeatedthe atmosphere, thecelebrations culminated with a parade by the tiny tots of Pre School. Thelittle ones dressed in different colourful dresses from different parts ofIndia were definitely the show stealers!
Venkateshwarians Participate in SCITREK|
The young Venkateshwarians participated in “SCITREK” organised by Atlantisin association with Science Centre, Delhi on Feb 3, 2017.
The event began with a verymotivating presentation by Dr. HeatherPaul, Engineer, NASA, Houston. This wasfollowed by some fun-filled activities which taught the participating students somevery important lessons of science.
After the presentation, Dr. Paul tookout time to encourage the enthusiastic Venkateshwarians and praised them forputting up such a wonderful science exhibition in their school, which she hadviewed earlier on Feb 1, 2017.
Her comment, “This is how a science exhibitionshould be!” was the icing on the cake for the talented young Venkateshwarians!
The VGS Holds its Annual Science Exhibition- Innovations 2017|
The VGS’ Annual Science Exhibition,‘Innovations 2017’ was held at the school on Feb 1 and 2, 2017 with anendeavour to promote scientific attitude and inculcate a scientific temperamong the talented Venkateshwarians.The honourable Guest of Honour on the occasion was Dr. Heather Paul, Engineer,NASA, Johnson Space Centre, Houston, Texas. The event was also attended by a teamof 90 Chinese delegates who were visiting India under a studentoutreach program - the Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition thatis conducted by Atlantis every year, where in high school students from variousAsian countries come and participate and work together to propose a colony inspace.
Before the exhibition, the school organised a short culturalprogramme for their foreign guests wherein students presented a kaleidoscopicview of the rich cultural heritage of India through a plethora of dances- folkand classical, songs and orchestra. The performances of the Venkateshwarianswere widely appreciated by the foreign delegates. The Chinese delegates alsoshowcased the rich culture of their country through beautiful songs and musicalpresentations.
The Science Exhibition saw young enthusiasticVenkateshwarians from Classes IV-X putting up an array of participatoryexhibits comprising still models, innovative working models and investigationbased projects both in Mathematics and Science.
Theexhibits by the different classes were indeed eye openers on various topicsrelated to Learn from Nature, Ancient and Modern Technologies, World of Physicsand Chemistry, Indian Space Voyage, Agriculture and Irrigation, Internet ofthings, etc.
The Eco Club of the school came upwith a wonderful solution to indoor pollution with some special indoor plants thatcan solve the problem of indoor pollution.
Theenthusiastic Venkateshwarians also enacted a Street Play on the topic ‘TheScience Behind Age Old Traditions’ which garnered a lot of applause from theaudience.
Dr. Heather Paul along with theChinese Delegation took a keen interest in viewing the exhibits and interactingwith the students who exuded extraordinary confidence while explaining thevarious projects and activities that were on display. The guests were veryimpressed by the presentations and applauded the students for their novelideas. The School’s Chairman, Mr Rajiv Solanki and the Principal, Ms KavitaSoni thanked all the participating students for making this event a success andappreciated their innovative projects.
Parentswere also invited and they were highly impressed by the students’ creative andinnovative projects.
TheScience exhibition turned out to be a tremendous success. It presented thestudents with a great opportunity to showcase their talent and bring out the“Innovator” and the “Inventor” in them.
Venkateshwarians Celebrate the German Christmas Week|
Though Christmas is celebrated everyyear on Dec 25, the Germans start celebrating Christmas from Dec 1every year. WithGerman being taught in the school as a major third language from Class IIIonwards, students of classes III-VIII celebrated the German Christmas Week withgreat ebullience and passion.
Students of Classes III-IV made‘ADVENTSKALENDER’ as several different types of Advent Calendars are used inGerman homes. In addition to it, students of classes V& VI profferedthemselves with wonderful ideas of making ADVENTSKRANZ( advents wreath ) whichis a ring of pine branches that has four candles.
Students of Class VII were involved inmaking NIKOLAUSSTIEFEL ( boots ) as it is a tradition in Germany that Nikolaus (St. Nicholas ) brings small gifts for children and places them inside the boots.
The students familiarised themselves aboutChristmas traditions in Germany through these interesting fun activities.
Class I Students Visit the Nehru Planetarium|
The students of Class I visited the NehruPlanetarium on December 16, 2016. The visit was organized to ignite the scientifictemper and enthusiasm in the young minds and to increase their awareness about theUniverse. The students were thrilled to see the large, round dome shaped roofof the planetarium and the Sky Theatre was the major attraction for them. “TheUltimate Universe” movie shown to them discussed about Black holes, Galaxies,Space showers, meteorites, etc. The visit helped educate the young students onthe wonders of stars, galactic merges and what lies beyond the Earth that welive in.
Workshop on Goal Setting For Students of Classes X and XI|
Theschool organised a workshop on Goal Setting for the students of classes X andXI on December 15,2016. The facilitatorfor the workshop was Ms. Chitwan Singh, Counselling Psychologist with FortisHospital, Shalimar Bagh. The objective of the session was to help studentsunderstand the process of understanding and planning their future goals.
Itwas a very informative session wherein the students were able to understand theneed of scheduling their time and preparing themselves for their ultimategoals. One of the key messages from the session was to break the larger goalinto smaller ones and keep rewarding oneself to be motivated till one reachesthese ultimate goals. It was quite a fruitful session for the students, as ithelped them realise the importance of developing their goals based on theirpassion.
Thesession ended with a worksheet which gave hands on practice to the students toschedule and prepare for their goals effectively.
“Theworkshop has given us an impetus to work further on our goals... I haveunderstood the next step on how to plan my future” – Kshitiz Bansal, XI Col
“Theworkshop was very interesting and quite informative as we could understand thebarriers which distract us from reaching the goal and now we know how toovercome them”- Students from XI Ph
Social Studies Faculty Members of the School Attend Workshop on Effective Social Studies Teaching|
Two teachers of Social Sciences attended a workshop on effectiveteaching of Social Studies held at Mother Divine Public School on December 3,2016.
The resource person, Ms Nidhi Kaushik focussed on the relevance ofteaching social studies and discussed strategies for helping students gain adeeper understanding of social studies content. Teaching Social Studiespresents teachers with a unique set of challenges not always found in other disciplinesas students tend to see Social Studies in general, and History in particular,as the subject matter that has the least relevancy to their current lives andtheir future needs.
Major areas covered during the workshop were:
• Effective ways of bridging social studiesconcepts and the world beyond the classroom through creative examples ofteaching and learning.
• Identifying ways toengage students in social studies content.
• Making the most ofthe resources that can be used in teaching social studies.
The workshop provided an enrichingexperience to the teachers and the teaching pedagogy discussed added a lot to theirexisting knowledge.
Life Skill Education: Visit to a Departmental Store by Pre Schoolers|
Makingstudents aware of money matters is a very essential life skill that must betaught to them in today’s times.
Keepingthe same in view, the students of Pre- School along with their teachers visiteda departmental store in November 2016. Children were shown various items(household items, eatables, electronics, clothing etc) which can be purchasedfrom such stores. They were explained about the pricing and comparison of variousproducts while buying these items.
Thelittle ones bought eatables of their choice worth Rs 20, in return of whichthey were handed over the bill. They were explained about the importance oftaking a bill for their purchase.
The visitto the departmental store served as a hands on life skill training for the tinytots.
The Venkateshwarians Get A Unique Opportunity to Meet The President of India|
A group of 6 Venkateshwarians of the school’s Scoutsand Guides Club, along with two teachers, got a golden opportunity to participate inthe Children's Day celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan and meet thePresident of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, on Monday, November 14,2016. Students from schools from all over India were present to be a partof the celebrations.
A tour of the RashtrapatiBhavan Museum, President’s Estate, was first organized for all theparticipating students prior to the meeting with the President. Themuseum showcasesexquisite and invaluable artifacts for lovers of art, culture, heritage andhistory including information on past as well as currentPresidencies of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the regal ceremonies, animated stagesettings of important freedom movements, the drafting of the IndianConstitution etc., making it an invaluable learning experience for thestudents.
Later, thestudents were taken for a brief meeting with the President who gave his best wishesto the students on the occasion of Children’s Day.
The visit wasindeed, a memorable one and a once in a lifetime opportunity for the youngVenkateshwarians!
Venkateshwarians Carry the Torch in Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Campaign|
Theenthusiastic Venkateshwarians participated in the District Administration’s
Beti Bachao,Beti PadhaoCampaign held on November 13,2016. Girl students ran in the Pink Half Marathonand also participated in several cultural events such as Nukkad natak, paintingcompetition, debate competition, poetry recitation etc. Students also put up anexhibition on various environmental issues such as anti pollution and wise useof paper. All the students were dressed in pink highlighting the spirit of ‘BetiSwabhiman Divas’.
Little Venkateshwarians Celebrate Halloween with Trick-o-Treat|
Halloween celebrations were held inschool on November 2, 2016. Students from Classes Pre -school to Class I donnedcostumes of ghosts, witches, skeletons and pumpkins to participate in thecelebrations. The classrooms, corridors and lobby areas were decorated beautifullyaccording to the theme. A Halloween parade was also organized wherein, the little witches, paper bagged goblins,rubber masked imps and bed sheeted ghosts shouted “Trick or Treat”. Studentsalso played various games related to the festival such as ‘Ball the Ghost’, ‘Tiethe Skeleton’ and ‘Maze to the Haunted House’. Children enjoyed playing these games thoroughly.
The idea behind celebrating Halloweenwas to create awareness about festivals celebrated across the world and also inculcatetolerance for different cultures and customs. The Halloween celebrations wereconcluded with class discussions on the same.
Career Counselling Session by PRATHAM Institute|
TheVGS organised a career counselling session for the parents of students of ClassX in October, 2016. The session was aimed at creating awareness among parentsto help their children select the right stream for higher education. Theinteractive and informative workshop helped parents gain insight into variousaptitudes required for various streams along with the careers best suited totheir wards. The session also helped in resolving queries of the parentsrelieving the confusion which parents go through at this stage. The session wasextremely successful with high parent participation.
The VGS Organises ‘Bully To Buddy’ Programme To Curb Bullying|
Theschool organised a “BULLY TO BUDDY” programme in association with Fortis Hospitalin the month of October, 2016. The session aimed at sensitising studentstowards bullying and its ill effects on the mental and physical development ofa child. It was a very interactive activity based workshop, wherein, the participating students were divided intothree groups- bullies, victims and bystanders. The students were asked tobehave like the group they represented which helped them recognise their ownactions as well as empathise with the victim’s perspective.
Theworkshop also shed light on key concepts such as the effects of bullying on thepersona of the individual, which if not handled, can be detrimental to bothphysical and mental health. The session concluded with another activity wherein,the students were asked to write a letter to their bullies. Suggestions onmanaging bullies both at individual level and in organisations such as schoolswere also discussed. Students also wrotearticles on ‘When I was bullied....’ wherein, they got an opportunity toexpress themselves. An assembly was also conducted to this effect wherestudents performed an impactful Nukkad Natak highlighting the negative effectsof bullying.
Venkateshwarians Campaign for A Cracker Free Diwali !|
During Diwalitime, air pollution levels remain high in Delhi and in an effort to curb thismenace and spread awareness about the ill effects of air pollution, , the EcoClub students of the school organised ananti fire cracker campaign inside the school premises and outside, from October13-22, 2016.
Theschool’s Principal, Ms Kavita Soni, sensitized students and their parents about the health problems andhazards caused by fire crackers like asthma, noise &air pollution,disturbance to senior citizens and animals etc.
School students took out a rally on October 21, 2016 andperformed Nukad Natak at prominent places like Metro Stations, D.C Chowk and the City Centre Mall, to sensitize the masses.
Also EcoClub students spread awareness in morning assemblies and PTMs through abeautiful Nukkad Natak.
Studentstook a pledge and promised that they would celebrate Diwali by lighting diyasand eating sweets!
Venkateshwarians Attend Workshop on Cyber Bullying|
In this Cyber World nothing is safe, nothing is private.Keeping this in mind, a workshop was organised byGoogle Web Rangers in Mt Abu PublicSchool on September 30, 2016, in which twostudents of the VGS, Gursimar Singh and Arnav Gohil of Class XI, accompanied bytheir Computer Teacher, participated. The workshopwas conducted by Mrs. Uma Balan, the project manager of Learning Links Foundationand focused on ways of becoming a good cyber sleuth, identity theft andphishing, hacking, digital footprint, cyber bullying and next steps towardsbeing active Web Rangers.
Mrs Balan, explained to the students to investigate thesource, compare at least three resources of information, think before theyshare, forward or like facts. She also laid stress on creating strong passwordsby mixing letters, symbols and numbers without sharing it with others. Shediscussed the negative impact of cyber thefts and cyber bullying and urged thestudents to become vigilant Web Rangers.
The students had agreat interactive session and were presented with certificates and badges.
Teachers of the VGS Attend Workshop on Child Behavioural Problems|
A childis a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities ofvirtue and vice, but as yet unstained.
Every child is unique and special in his/her own way. There may also bechildren with learning disabilities and behavioural problems but if these issuesare identified at an early age, children can easily overcome them at the righttime.
To createawareness about these important issues among the teachers, the school organiseda workshop on Emotional and Behavioural problems in school going children, inthe month of October. The resource person was Ms. Archana Sharma, a ChildPsychologist at Shri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Paschim Vihar and GenesisHospital, Janak Puri, and also a Consultant Psychologist in South AsianUniversity. She has great expertise in dealing with Emotional and Behaviouralproblems in children, Parenting advice and Management of classroomdifficulties.
Childhoodmental illnesses and developmental disorders include Autism, ADHD(Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder), Learning Disabilities likeDyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Adjustment Disorders, ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), and Conduct Disorders which are verycommonly being identified in young children these days.
Earlier,there weren't many facilities to help special children but now throughInclusive Education in schools, there are equal opportunities for all. Asteachers play a vital role in shaping a child's future, the resource personstressed upon the fact that they must address these problems properly at theright time and counsel the children well.
MsArchana explained about various disabilities and how to tackle the children insuch conditions. The role of both teachers and parents is very important insuch like cases. Teachers were enlightened about different methods andtechniques in which they could handle special children effectively andsuccessfully like peer assistance, providing extra time to completeassignments, avoid negative marking, giving positive reinforcement, counsellingetc.
Overall, the workshop proved to beextremely fruitful and enlightening for the teachers.
The Pre Primary Wing Celebrates Dussehra with Enthralling Characterizations and Role Play|
The epic, Ramayana pictures the wholegamut of life of an individual. Portraying the same, students of Class 1prepared a role play on “The Significance of Dussehra Celebrations” on Oct 7,2016, wherein they showcased extracts from the Ramayana like the exile of LordRama , Laxman and Sita to the forest for 14 years, the cutting of Shrupnakha’snose by Laxman, Sita haran by King Ravana, the role of Hanuman, the battle between Lord Rama and Ravana andultimately the victory of good over evil.
Students from different sections ofclass 1 were assigned the roles of different characters and they put forththeir best efforts enthralling the audience with their dialogue deliveries andcostumes.
The tiny tots of Pre-School alsoshowcased Balramleela (the poetic form of Ramayana). The well choreographedenactment was interspersed with drama and songs and the little ones enactedtheir roles with ease which was undoubtedly a daunting task, given their tenderage.
The activities enabled students to learn manylife skills and values such as, healthy sibling relationship, keeping the value of a promise, love andrespect for parents, compassion for the weak, and the victory of truth and justice. At thesame time, they created awareness about India’s rich culture and traditionsamong the tiny tots.
Venkateshwarians Celebrate the German National Week and Oktoberfest|
The German National Week beginning fromOct 3 to Oct 9, is celebrated every year in Germany. With German, being apopular third language being taught in the school, students of Classes III -VIII celebrated the German National Week with great ebullience and passion.
While students of Class III made ‘Bundesadler’ ( the coat arms of Germany),the children of Classes IV, VI, VII proffered themselves with wonderful ideasof making posters, wall hangings based on Germany and its rich culture.
Students also celebrated Oktoberfest, whichis a major festival of Germany involvingsocial gatherings and enjoyable activities, attracting tourists from all overthe world. Students of Class V were involved in making posters on OKTOBERFESTand the black eagle placard that depicts the national symbol of Germany.
Students of Class VIII were engaged in afabric painting activity in which they tinted T-Shirts and handkerchiefs basedon Germany’s cities.
These varied activities helped studentsgain more knowledge about Germany and its culture .
Story Time : Pre Schoolers Participate In Story Narration Activity|
Stories are interesting andcreate an everlasting impact on the children.
The tiny tots of Pre-Schoolparticipated in a “Story Narration Activity” on September 30, 2016. Each classdepicted a story of their own. Few stories were classic and few had new unheardof characters. Children were dressed in attractive head gears and the classrooms were decorated according to the theme. Children spoke confidently withfull enthusiasm.
Each story ended with a moralwhich inspired and motivated the little ones to imbibe the values in theirlives. The activity also helped them improve their English speaking skills andvoice modulation.
Educational Visit to Gandhi Smriti by Class I|
The school organized an educationalvisit to Gandhi Smriti on September 29, 2016 for the students of Class I.
Gandhi Smriti has tried to keep theessence of the Mahatma alive, by preserving some of his personal possessionslike his watch, charkha and study table. The museum has clay models to showcasethe various aspects of his life.
Children were intrigued to see thepossessions of Mahatma Gandhi and were told stories from his childhood. They could chart Gandhi’s life’s timelinethrough a large collection of photographs. Children were able to relate to thefacts of India’s independence and gained a knowledgeable insight of the life ofthe great Indian leader.
The visit to the museum was trulyenlightening for the children as they were able to imbibe the values ofkindness, cleanliness, non violence and humility that were propagated by theFather of the Nation.
Creating Waves: The school Organises A Motivational Talk by Naval Officers|
Theschool welcomed a team of gallant naval officers on 26th September,2016 to deliver a motivational talk to students of Classes XI and XII. The aimof the interaction was to generate awareness amongst the students about theIndian Navy and its multifarious functions. The session highlighted the role ofthe Indian Navy in protecting the nation’s best interests. The officers alsoanswered questions related to careers in varied fields in the Indian Navy byproviding inspirational glimpses of the challenging lives of the navalofficers. The session was exceedingly inspiring and motivating for all thestudents and teachers alike.
Visit to Max Mueller Bhavan by Class V students|
With German being taught in the school as an important ThirdLanguage from Class III onwards, an educational visit to Max Mueller Bhavan ,Delhi was organized for the students of Class V on September 26, 2016 withthe aim to provide the students, an exposure, better knowledge andunderstanding of the German culture and language.
Onreaching the institute, the students were greeted by the Chief Librarian, FrauSybille Deselaers and taken to the Bibliothek (library). She showed them allthe respective Sections of the library like the children's corner , philosophy, German Literature , Geography , films , dance etc. After theintroduction of library, an interesting activity “LIBRARY HUNT” was conducted in which students were asked to answerquestions related to the ‘Hunt’ and the winners were felicitated. A Germanmovie “Max and Moritz”was also shownto the students with English sub-titles, which was enjoyed thoroughly by them.
The visitwas a very knowledgeable experience for the students.
A Walk Into History: VGS teachers attend ITIHAAS Walk|
A sense of the past is a light that illuminates the present and directsattention toward the possibilities of the future.
ITIHAAS, the NGO, conducted a walk for teachers of various schools inDelhi through the fascinating lanes of Old Delhi on September 8, 2016. The aimwas to provide the teachers, an insight into Old Delhi’s rich heritage so thatthey could bring back their enriching experience to the classrooms. Twoteachers from the VGS, were a part of the walk.
The walk started from Jama Masjid and familiarizing teachers with therich , traditional Islamic neighbourhoods around Jama Masjid and, then,continued to the predominantly Jain areas (Dharampura) of the walled city. Thehighlights included giving an insight of the splendid Mughal architecture, theplanned city of Shahjahanabad on the banks of the Yamuna, the harmonious co-existence of the Mughal, Jain and Colonial architecture even today and OldDelhi’s rich cross cultural interactions.
The resource person, the head ofITIHAAS, Ms Smita Vats, gave the participants a very enriching experience byaquainting them with the rich heritage of Old Delhi.
German Delegation Visits the VGS under a Cultural and Educational Exchange Programme|
A German delegation comprising 20students and 3 teachers from Philipp Matthaus Hahn Gymnasium (PMHG), Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Stuttgart, Germany, are on a visit to India from November 5-17,2016 under a cultural exchange programme with the Venkateshwar Global School,Sec-13, Rohini. This is the fifth consecutive year of the VGS’ association withits German partner school. The German students are being hosted by theVGS’students’ families during their stay to give them a first-hand experienceof Indian culture and life style.
The school has an array of interestingactivities lined up for the German guests to help them gain more knowledgeabout the Indian culture and education system. Besides participating in someinteresting curriculum based activities in Social Studies, Science and Maths aswell as co curricular activities like music, dance and art and craft work inthe school, the German students are also working on an interestingcollaborative project on Indian folktales, with their VGS’ counterparts, whichwill be presented jointly by them, on the Indo German Cultural evening.
The VGS has been taking its Germanguests on various sight-seeing trips in Delhi and a visit to Jaipur, Bharatpurand Agra was also organized for them. The host families too have been organisingexciting trips in and around Delhi for their German guests, so that they makethe most of this cultural and educational exchange programme.
The school’s exchange programme withPMHG, Stuttgart, is an extremely enriching experience for both the Indian andthe German students and teachers as it promotes cross cultural learning andsharing of best practices besides strengthening the bond of friendship betweenthe two schools.
The VGS Bags the First Position District Level Qawwali Competition|
The Venkateshwarianscontinued their victory march in the District Level Qawwali Competition bybagging the First Position in the event held at SCSDSV, Sec-9, Rohini, on Oct17, 2016. The patriotic theme based qawwali had walked away with the FirstPosition at the zonal level too!
The winning team comprised Kalindi Sehgal and Anushka Sharma of ClassVI, Suhaani Gupta, Tanishka Gupta, Shreya Rajput, Suhani Kochhar and TushtiAwal of Class VII, Syona Agnihotri, Urvi Poddar, Diya Malhotra, Aarya Dixit,Ananya Bhardwaj, Manya Nagpal, Parshi Bhagat, Dhruvita Aggarwal, Avnee Garg,Shraddha Mohanty and Shreya Aggarwal of Class VIII and Navika Bajaj of Class X.
Our heartiest congratulations to theQawwali team and the Music Dept for the feat and we wish them the very best forthe State level!
The VGS is proud to announce that it hasbagged the First Position in the Challengers’ Category in the TIMES SchoolSurvey 2016-North Zone.
Heartiest congratulations to the school’smanagement, staff and students for the wonderful achievement !!
DDMA organizes Disaster Management Orientation Session at VGS, Rohini|
TheVenkateshwar Global School, Rohini applauds the efforts of Mr Tapan Jha, SDMRohini, who, along with his efficient team comprising Ms Neha Siwatch, theProject Officer, the fire department and the first aid unit from St. John’sAmbulance Brigade organized a one day Orientation Session for the school’s staff and students. Theaudience was not only made familiar with how to respond appropriately inemergency conditions such as fire, earthquakes, road accidents, and theirresulting consequences, but also conducted simulation exercises to providehands on experience in the same.
Theaudience was equipped to make quick and right responses in emergencies, therebyempowering them to ensure not only their own safety, but that of their familiesand society too.
MrRajiv Solanki and the Principal Mrs Kavita Soni felicitated the team for theircommendable contribution.
The VGS lifts the 1st District Fencing Championship Trophy, 2016-17|
The 1st District Fencing Championship 2016-17 was organized bythe North West Delhi District Fencing Association and hosted by the Venkateshwar Global School, Sec13, Rohini, onSeptember 15, 2016.
The competition washeld for Boys & Girls in individual as well as team events for the U-12, Sub Junior and Cadet categories involving the Foil, Epee and Sabre weapons.
The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Mr. Rakesh Kumar, President, North West Delhi District FencingAssociation and Captain of the Indian Kabaddi team, the school’s Chairman, Mr Rajiv Solanki andthe Principal, Ms Kavita Soni.
Mr Rakesh Kumar is an Arjuna Award winner and has playedfor the national kabaddi team that won gold medals at the World Cups in 2004 and 2007.He is also the winner of gold medals at the Asian Games in 2006, 2010 and2014, the South Asian Games in 2006 and 2010, and the Asian Indoor Games in2007, 2009 and 2013. Mr Balwan Singh, a ParaOlympics medalist in the Asian Para Games 2006-10, was the Guest of Honour.
Students from various schools in the district, participated in theevent, displaying their speed, agilityand extraordinary fencing skills. The VGS’ team of students emerged the overallwinners in the championship in all the categories with most of them qualifyingfor the State level competition. Mrigandra of Class VII and Mehak Arora ofClass VI bagged the Champions Trophy in the boys and girls categories,respectively.
Ek Salaam Shaheedon Ke Naam- Inter Galactic Patriotic Song Competition for Class IV|
“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; itmust be won”.
To celebrate India’s 70thyear of freedom, an Inter Galactic Patriotic Song Activity “Shaheedon Ko Naman”was organized on 19thAugust; 2016 for the students of Class IV.
The students put forth their enthralling performances by singing heart touching patriotic songs to pay tribute to all the freedom fighters who had fought for the independence of India and sacrificed their lives for the cause.
The participants were dressed in tri-coloured clothes and their energetically sung musical renditions filled the air with patriotic fervour and pride for the motherland.
Bond for Life! .......Raksha Bandhan Celebrations|
The younglearners of Classes Pre-School - I initiated a novel way to build a sacred bondwith the environment by tying handmade Rakhis to trees and hugging them, on theoccasion of Rakhsha Bandhan on August 17, 2016.
The students were sensitized about theimportance of trees in our lives and the need to grow and conserve them. Theresponsibility of watering and taking care of these trees has been vested withthe children. The little ones pledgedto plant more trees with an aim to protect the environment and conservebiodiversity.
Each tree in the campus of the VGS had beautiful and colourful rakhistied to it.
Indeed, a bond for life was created on thisauspicious occasion!
VMUNC – An Enriching Experience for Young Venkateshwarians|
August 2016 in the school premises.
It was an informative and knowledgeable experience for the students of Classes IX-XII, for which preparations had begunmonths before. The Venkateshwarians showed remarkable enthusiasm to understand this concept and devoted hours of research work to update their knowledge andin formation on the agendas that they were given.
The day started with as pectacular opening ceremony, after which, the committees: United Nations Human Rights Council, United Nations Commission of Narcotic Drugs and All India Political Parties Meet, began their sessions bursting with vivacious discussionsand debates. The day concluded with the announcement of the much awaited results in the closing ceremony with many participants winning titles such as, the best delegate, special mention and so on.
The MUN not only consisted of delegates of various countries, ready to position their nations, and the executive board, but also international press, teachers and conference staff members who were an integral part of this event.
Kudos to the multifarious talents of the VGS students for their collective effort in organizing the event and enthusiastic participation!
Venkateshwarians Continue Their Winning Spree in Chess Zonals|
Sonal Dugar of Class IX secured the First Positionin the Chess Zonals Junior Girls category and Avnee Garg of Class VIII baggedthe Third Position in the Sub Junior Girls Category, in the tournament.
In the Sub Junior Boys category, Jayesh Batra ofClass VII, secured the Second Position and in the Senior Boys category, AyushGupta of Class XI won the Third Position!
Congratulations to the winners and wish them thevery best in the next level!
Venkateshwarians Shine in Inter School Competitions|
Shivain Jain of Class VIII, walked away with thefirst Position in the event ‘Character Role Play from an Epic’, in the InterSchool Competition, ‘Vana Mahotsava’, organized by Maharaja Agrasen Publicschool, Pitampura, on Aug 20, 2016. His amazing portrayal of the character of ‘Shakuni’from the Mahabharata, won rave reviews from the judges and the audience.
Shria Seth of Class XI, won the Second Best SpeakerAward and a cash prize of Rs 2100, at the Inter School English DebateCompetition at N.K.Bagrodia Public School, Rohini, on Aug 20, 2016.
Our heartiest congratulations to both theoutstanding orators!
Venkateshwarians Win Accolades in the Zonal Squay Martial Competition|
Anuva Rai and Kashvi Sharma of Class VI andPawandeep Chhabra of Class VII made the school proud by winning Bronze Medalsin the Zonal Squay Martial competition held on Aug 19-20, 2016 at SKV, PrashantVihar. This was the first time that the school has taken part in this sportsevent and we heartily congratulate the winners for their feat!
Venkateshwarians Shine In Inter School Competition At Mt. Abu School|
Venkateshwarians participated in Expressions 2016-the Annual School Fiesta held at Mt. Abu Public School, Sec-5, Rohini on Aug19, 2016 and won accolades in two events.
In the event ‘Krishna Bal Leela’, the little angelsof Class Pre Primary, Atharv Nagpal, Ayesha Gupta, Anya Dhupar, Arshnoor Kaurand Nivaan Ahuja, won everyone’s hearts with their charming depiction of LordKrishna’s childhood mischief and feats and bagging the Third Position.
The young Venkateshwarians also won the ThirdPosition in the event ‘ La Chanson Francaise’ (French Song), with their beautiful and melodious renditionof a French song. The winners were Vanshika Gupta, Shivangi Aggarwal, DiyaMalhotra, Aarya Dixit, Chirag Sharma and Ribhav Goel of Class VIII.
Heartiest congratulations to the winners!
Venkateshwarians Make A Splash in the Inter School Aquatic Championship|
Venkateshwarians participated in the Inter SchoolAquatic Championship held at YMCA, Delhi from Aug 10-12, 2016, and added morefeathers to the school’s cap with their swimming prowess.
4x25 metres Free Style Relay- Silver Medal
- Raunaq Goel- Class I
- Divit Jain- Class II
- Aarav Garg- Class II
- Reyansh Goel- Class III
4x50 metres Free Style Relay- Bronze Medal
- Riddhi Gupta- Class IX
- Simone Kundu- Class X
- Ishita Sethi- Class X
- Reyansh Goel of Class III bagged theSilver Medal in 25 metres Butterfly Stroke and the Bronze Medal in the 25metres Free Style.
- Prikshit Shokeen of Class VII won theBronze Medal in the 50 metres Breast Stroke.
- Aakshat Garg of Class VI won the SilverMedal in the 50 metres Free Style.
Heartiestcongratulations to all the swimming champs!!
Venkateshwarians Score High in Taekwondo Zonals|
Venkateshwarians came out with flying colours in theTaekwondo Zonals held at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Public School from Aug 8-9, 2016and at Delhi International School on Aug 10, 2016. The results are:
SubJunior Boys Category
- Raghav Talwar- Class VI- Gold medal
- Shaurya Sharma- Class V- Silver medal
- Aditya Singh Chauhan- Class VI- Bronze medal
- Aryan Kaul- Class VIII- Bronze medal
SubJunior Girls Category
- Sanvi Vats- Class II- Gold medal
-- Zoya Ahuja class II - Silver
- JikshitaSaggar- Class V- Bronze medal
- Ayush Gupta- Class XI- Bronze medal
- Harsh Dahiya- Class XI- Bronze medal
- Hardik Sood- Class XI- Bronze medal
- Nandini Sharma- Class IX- Silver medal
- Divya Garg- Class IX- Bronze medal
- Shreya Goel- Class IX- Bronze medal
Ourheartiest congratulations to all the winners and all the best to them for thenext level!
Venkateshwarians Win Accolades in Hindi Poem Recitation and Folk Song Zonals|
In the Zonal Hindi Poetry Recitation Competition,held at GSKV, Sec-16, Rohini , Aarnav Adhikari of Class VIII, made the schoolproud by bagging the Third Position with his heart touching patriotic poem.
Inthe Zonal Folk Song Competition, held at St. Angel Sr. Sec. School, Sector-15,Rohini, in August, the Venkateshwarians, clinched the Third Position with theirbeautifully sung Punjabi Folk Song.
Thewinners were Raaghav Jain of ClassVII, Ansh Sharma of Class XI, Jagrit Advani, Aayush Dhingra, Keshav Garg, Lakshay Thakran, Rachit Jain, Satyam Garg, Akshat Jain and Prateek Bansal of Class X and Talin Sethi, Aman Nanda, Gursimar Singh Bedi, Shivam Kohli, Arshh Vinayak and Samarth Ganotra of Class XI.
Ourheartiest congratulations to all the winners!
Leading the Band: The VGS Holds its Investiture Ceremony|
TheInvestiture Ceremony of the school’s Students’ Council was solemnized in theschool premises on August 12, 2016. Itwas a proud moment for the newly appointed office bearers when they receivedtheir badges from the Chairman of the school and the Chief Guest on theoccasion, Mr. Rajiv Solanki and the School Principal, Ms. Kavita Soni. TheChairman and the Principal congratulated the school leaders and urged them toimbibe the qualities of discipline, service, focus and leadership whilecarrying out their duties. The Head Boy, Sarthak Mishra of Class XII and theHead Girl, Esha Poddar of Class XII, onbehalf of their team, promised to serve the institution diligently and undertaketheir duties with utmost sincerity and integrity.
A Salute to the Nation: Independence Day Celebrations|
Aspecial assembly for Classes Pre School- XII, was held in the school on Aug 12, 2016, to commemoratethe 70th year of India’s Independence. The Indian tricolor was unfurled by theSchool’s Chairman, Mr Rajiv Solanki, followed by the rendition of the NationalAnthem.
A vibrantdance number based on patriotism, presented by the students of the MiddleSchool and Senior Secondary Wing, drew much appreciation from the audience. Abeautiful patriotic song by the School Choir and an inspiring patriotic poem recitedby Aarnav Adhikari of Class VIII, who had also won the Third Position in the Hindi Poem Recitation Zonalsfor the same, added to the patriotic fervour. The school campus echoed withmelodious patriotic songs that made each and every student’s heart swell withpride and honour for the motherland.
Venkateshwarians Win Hands Down In Zonal Qawwali Competition|
The talentedsingers of the school presented a melodious, foot tapping qawwali based onpatriotism and emerged winners in the Zonal Qawwali competition held at RPVVSchool, Sec-11, Rohini on Aug 10, 2016.
The winning team comprised Kalindi Sehgal and Anushka Sharma of Class VI,Suhaani Gupta, Tanishka Gupta, Shreya Rajput, Suhani Kochhar and Tushti Awal ofClass VII, Syona Agnihotri, Urvi Poddar, Diya Malhotra, Aarya Dixit, AnanyaBhardwaj, Manya Nagpal, Parshi Bhagat, Dhruvita Aggarwal, Avnee Garg, ShraddhaMohanty and Shreya Aggarwal of Class VIII and Navika Bajaj of Class X.
Our heartiest congratulations to theQawwali team and the Music Dept for the feat and we wish them the best for thenext level!
Venkateshwarians Participate in Organ Donation Campaign Drawing Competition and Walk Away with Several Prizes!|
The young Venkateshwarians participatedin a drawing competition as part of a campaign called “More to Give” organized byNDTV in collaboration with Fortis, at Select City Walk on Aug 6, 2016. Thecampaign was basically about spreading awareness about organ donation.
The paintings were judged by acelebrity guest and the talented Venkateshwarians won hands down as they baggedthe First, Second and Third Positions! The winners received a lot ofappreciation for their work and were awarded gift hampers. The event wascovered live in all major news bulletins .
Venkateshwarians Win Accolades in the Poster Making and English Declamation Zonals|
In the Poster Making Zonals, Mehak Chawla of ClassVII, won the First Position in the Junior Girls category.
In the Zonal Level Declamation Competition inEnglish, Keisha Arora of Class VII, won the Second Position in the Junior Girlscategory and Shivain Jain of Class VIII, secured the First Position in the JuniorBoys category.
Keep the school’s flag flying high, Venkateshwarians!
Venkateshwarians Win The First Position in the Inter Zonal Folk Dance Competition|
TheVenkateshwarians won the First Position in the Inter Zonal Folk DanceCompetition held at Sovereign School, SEC-24, Rohini, on Aug 6, 2016. They wonthe hearts of the judges with their beautiful and exquisite presentation of anancient folk dance from Orissa.
The winners wereNaman Singhla, Trimandeep Singh, Vandit Sharma, Vatsal Gupta, Shivang Bansal, ShubhamMehta, Daksh Arora, Sahil Ahuja and KaustavGupta of ClassVII, Yash Bahuguna and Saksham Goyal of Class VIII, Archit Goel, Krish Goyal, Varun Golcha , AnantJain , Agrim Goyal of Class VI, Lubhit Jain of Class X, Hardik Sood and Kshitiz Bansal of Class XI.
Our heartiestcongratulations to the talented young dancers and our best wishes to them forthe next level!
Venkateshwarians Shine in One Act Play Zonals|
Thetalented young Venkateshwarians walked away with the First Position in the OneAct Play Zonals held at De Indian School on Aug 5, 2016.
The winningteam comprised :
1. Neelansh Aggarwal X Phoenix
2. Pranjal Kukreja X Phoenix
3. Kathita Puniani XPhoenix
4. Amaya Talreja X Orion
5. Pulkit Alawadhi IX Orion
6. Diksha Jawa XI Phoenix
7. Shria Seth XI Phoenix
8. Neha Aggarwal XI Phoenix
9. Aman Nanda XI Columba
10. Hardik Sapra XI Orion
11. Prachi Sharma XII Columba
12. Meenal Guglani X Phoenix
All the best for the next level!
Venkateshwarians Show Their Mettle in Lawn Tennis Zonals|
In the Lawn Tennis Zonals held on Aug 5, 2016 at Vidya Bharti Public School, Rohini, the VGS’ Sub Junior Boys team bagged the First Position.The winners were Krishna Aggarwal, Atulya Nayan and Vedansh Mittal of Class VI and Hriday Khanna and Amam Jain of Class VII.
The Senior Boys team secured the Third Position in the Zonals. The team members were Yash Bubna, Rushil Sharma and Tushar Goel of Class IX and Gursimar Singh Bedi and Arnav Gohil ofClass XI.
Our heartiest congratulations to the deserving winners!
‘Dads are Special’- Fathers’ Day Celebrations|
The young learners of Class Pre-Primarycelebrated Fathers’ Day with great enthusiasm and zeal, on July 29, 2016. The celebrationwas intended to give children the opportunity to express their love and respectfor their beloved fathers. They dedicated beautiful songs to their fathers anddanced to melodious foot tapping numbers. The excited fathers also showed a lotof enthusiasm in participating in fun-filled activities like Dumb Charades,Sing-a-song, Quiz and ‘Wear a Tie’. The little ones also gifted cards to theirdads as a token of their love and gratitude making it a truly emotionallycharged day for the fathers. The celebration helped in strengthening the father-childrelationship and consequently in the emotional development of the tiny tots.
Pre Schoolers Participate in Self – Introduction Activity|
An interesting self introductionactivity- ‘My Timeline’, was conducted for the preschoolers on July 15 2016.The tiny tots spoke about themselves and shared their likes and dislikes withtheir teachers and friends. It was truly a fun filled experience for the littleones as the activity helped them gain self confidence and build theircommunication skills.
Congratulations Shreya Rajput and Vanshika Gupta!|
In the Vocal Music Hindustani Classical/ Semi Classical Zonals, held on July 27, 2016, at St Angels Sr Sec School, Rohini, Shreya Rajput of Class VII clinched the Second Position in the Junior Girls category with her melodious voice and superb singing.
In the Solo Classical Dance Zonals, held on July 20,2016 at VSPK School, Sec-13, Rohini, Vanshika Gupta of Class XI, bagged the First Position impressing one and all with her graceful moves.
Congratulations to the deserving young winners!
Venkateshwarians Make a Clean Sweep in English Debate and Extempore Zonals|
Venkateshwarians participated in the English Debate Zonals held on July 26, 2016, at Mt Abu Public School, Rohini. The talented orators emerged winners all the way in all the categories with their exceptional speaking skills and won appreciation and applause from all present. The winners are:
Junior Boys Category- First Position
Shivain Jain- Class VIII
Akshat Sanwal- Class VII
SeniorBoys category- First Position
Pranav Kalra- Class XII
Vaibhav Raina- Class XI
Junior Girls category-First Position
Vanshika Gupta- Class VII
Riddhi Khosla- Class VIII
SeniorGirls Category – First Position
Shria Seth- Class XI
Diksha Jawa- Class XI
In the English Extempore Zonals held on July 23,2016, at SCSD Co Ed Vidyalaya, Sec-9, Rohini, Kiaa Aggarwal of Class VIII bagged the Third Position in the Junior Girls category.
Way to go, Venkateshwarians!!
Ace Shuttlers of the School Zoom through Badminton Zonal Round|
In the Badminton Zonals ( Sub Junior Boys category),the Venkateshwarians displayed extraordinary skill with their badmintonracquets as they shuttled their way to the Second Position. The team memberscomprised Abhi Dawar and Kaustav Gupta of Class VII and Aaradhya Mittal, DivyamJain and Dhruv Dahiya of Class VIII.
Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!
Venkateshwarians Keep the School’s Flag flying high in Inter School Competition In Jaspal Kaur Public School|
Venkateshwariansparticipated in the inter school competition organized by Jaspal Kaur PublicSchool, Shalimar Bagh, on July 23, 2016 and won accolades in several events. Inthe event, ‘Feel fit to Live’, Aditya Gandhi of Class VI and Priyesi Taneja of Class IV presented a simple model on thenatural ways one can adopt for keeping fit and healthy in order to achieveholistic fitness. They bagged the third position in this event.
In the Collage Making event, Khushi Garg and MehakChawla of Class VII, walked away with the III Position and much appreciation.
In the event, Kathak Duet, Naina Bansal and AnanyaBhardwaj of Class VIII made the school proud by winning the First Position withtheir graceful dance moves.
In Hindi Debate, Ansh Sharma and Rijul Jain of Class IX and SamikshaJindal of Class X, also bagged the First Position .
The VGS won the Third Position in the Overall Trophycategory!
Congratulations to all the deserving winners!
Venkateshwarians Make Waves in Inter School Competition in DAV, Pushpanjali|
Venkateshwarians participated in Spectrum 2016, aninter school competition organized by DAV School, Pushpanjali from July 20-21,2016.
In the event, 'Tangrams- Seven pieces ofCleverness' , Kush Jain and Anik Garg of Class IV bagged the first position! The competition involved a quiz andmaking of different shapes with theseven pieces.
Heena Sharma and Meenal Guglani of Class X participated in theevent ‘ My Dream Delhi’ in which they won the First Position.
In the event, ‘Be A Friend App’, Aman Nanda and Gursimar Singh Bediof Class XI, clinched the Second Position.
Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!
Mission Space, Disney Adventures and The Big Apple- USA Calling!|
An eleven day educational trip to the Kennedy Space Centre(NASA), Cape Canaveral and the Disney World, Orlando, New York City and Niagara Falls, USA wasorganized for a group of 22 students and 2 accompanying teachers in the month of June, 2016.
The program helped students develop cultural understanding, enhance their knowledge and scientific temper, besides providing them a lifetime cherishable experience.
The visit toNASA’s Kennedy Space Centre at Orlando, was truly an amazing experience for thestudents as they got a unique opportunity to talk to astronauts and experienceshuttle launch. They explored Rocket-Saturn V; watched I-Max movies and even toucheda Moon rock. They were given an exclusive tour of the Kennedy Space Centre and thestudents got an opportunity to explore the legendary space shuttle, Atlantis.At Camp sATX, the students and teachers were given simulated astronaut trainingand they got to meet and interact with an experienced astronaut, Mr. SamDurrance. They also saw an orbiter and completed their mini space missionsuccessfully. Students also visited the Cocoa beach and the world famous themeparks, the Sea World, Disney World and the Universal Studios’ Island ofAdventure.
The group’s nextvisit was to the Niagara Falls and the ride in the famous Maid of the Mist, wassimply breathtaking.
The group alsovisited New York City where they were taken to all the famous landmarks of thecity like Madame Tussauds, the Empire State Building Observatory, the Statue ofLiberty, Ellis Islands, Wall Street and Times Square.
Thetour was truly, a heady combination of interesting educational experiences andexciting holiday activities that left the students yearning for more!
Students of Class III Cool Off with Lemonade Making Activity|
Alemonade making activity was taken up for Class III students in July. Theobjective was to make students feel fresh, cool and active and to develop thehabit of team work and sharing .
Studentswere asked to bring ingredients like lemon juice, salt, black salt and sugarfrom home which were then mixed together in water under the teacher'sguidance.
Teachers served the refreshing drink to students and they enjoyed it immensely!
Venkateshwarians Visit Germany under the Students’ and Teachers’ Cultural Exchange Programme.|
22students, the Principal of the school and 6 teachers visited Germany fromMay26-June 10, 2016 under the students’ and teachers’ exchange programme withPhilipp-Matthaus-Hahn Gymnasium, Stuttgart and Seminar-Stuttgart,respectively.
Thegroup first visited Paris on their way to Germany, where they saw all thefamous landmarks of the city like Eiffel Tower, the world famous museum, The Louvre,and the beautiful cathedrals of Notre Dame and Sacrecoure.
The students were picked up by their exchange partner’s familieson reaching Stuttgart, Germany. Their stay with the German families gave them afirst hand experience of the country’s rich culture and lifestyle. The VGS’ partnerschool, Philipp – Matthaus – Hahn – Gymnasium, had organised severalinteresting collaborative activities forthe Venkateshwarians and their German partners, which enhanced the students’knowledge about the German education system.
The group visited interesting tourist spots like the Porche Museum, the Ludwigsburg Fairytale Garden and the Donner Bakery where theowner of the place told them about the company and its history. They also tooka tour of the bakery and saw how pretzels and other products were made. Thestudents also made industrial visits to the Bosch Company and the Mader whereinthey learnt about the various products that these companies made and theirvarious departments. They also visited the Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory wherethey learned how chocolates were manufactured and packaged and had the opportunityto make chocolates themselves.
The intercultural evening was the highlight of the programmewhich saw the presence of Dr. Carl –GustafKalbfell , the Mayor of the City Leinfelden – Echterdingen and Mr.SadeevSandhu , the representative of Ministry of Finance and Economics. The studentsmade a beautiful rangoli to showcase the Indian culture which was appreciatedby all. The Indian and the German students performed several foot tapping dancenumbers and even presented a skit on the modern version of the story ,‘The Hareand the Tortoise’ that received a lot of appreciation.
The students also visited Strasbourg in France, the European Union and the famous StrasbourgCathedral where they saw pieces of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Thevisit to the Black Forest was full of fun and adventure. The group also got theopportunity to visit the beautiful city of Zurich in Switzerland. The students then headed to the Technorama ScienceMuseum which was an extremely interesting experience for the students.
The Indo – German cultural exchange programme concluded with alovely farewell function by the host school.
Overall , the trip was a truly memorable experience for theyoung Venkateshwarians and theiraccompanying teachers. The VGS is now waiting eagerly for the reciprocal visitby the German delegates in the month of November.
Class II students Participate in Cleanliness Drive|
Theenthusiastic students of Class II were actively involved in a cleanliness driveto make their classrooms clean and tidy. They ensured that every nook andcorner of their classrooms and corridors were neat and clean.
Thewhole drive was quite inspiring and motivating for the students. Theyrealized that bringing about a change begins with self. It also made thestudents aware about the dignity of labour.
Primary Wing Students Drive Home a Message on Paper Bag Day|
Paper Bag Day was celebrated in schoolwith a lot of enthusiasm in which the Primary Wing students participated with alot of zeal. Students made paper bags with newspapers and decorated them beautifully.The activity reinforced their pledge to conserve the environment by not usingplastic bags.
Sensitization of Young Minds: Good Touch Bad Touch|
Aworkshop on ‘Good Touch Bad Touch’ was organised for the students of classes VIand VII. The workshop was an attempt to sensitize students about Child Sexual Abuse. The objective of thesession was to help the students recognize the difference between good touchand bad touch and what should they do if they find themselves in thissituation, both at home and at school. It was observed that the students had anidea about good touch and bad touch and could understand the concept quicklywith the help of the illustrations.
Pro-Social Peer Moderator Program at Fortis Hospital: Gender Sensitivity|
FortisHospital, Shalimar Bagh organised a ‘Pro-Social Peer Moderator Program’ for thestudents of classes IX and XI on the topic of ‘Gender Sensitivity’ on 21 July2016. Rhea Gupta and Hardik Sood from class XI, and Ansh Sharma and PriyankaChaddha from class IX attended the workshop accompanied by the school’scounsellor. It was a learning experience for the students as they came to knowof how the basic ideologies are constructed by the society, differently forboth men and women, which are then ingrained in the minds of people throughsocialisation and reinforcement. It was quite an interactive session whichincluded videos and ads helping in recognising the subtle ways in which theworld reinforces the barriers created between men and women.
Careers in Law: A workshop by CLAT Possible for the students of classes X to XII|
Aworkshop on ‘Careers in Law’ was organized for the students of classes X to XIIon July 15, 2016. Through the workshop, the students were given insight intothe professional world of law and its importance in contemporary times. It wasan interactive session wherein they were informed about the differenttechniques and formats, which are useful while preparing for CLAT and otherexams related to law. They were apprised with the information on the bestuniversities offering the course in India and other countries, as well. Thesession was fruitful as it helped the students in understanding how they canbuild their career in the field by informing them of the various professionsthey could pursue after the completion of studies in law.
Young Venkateshwarians Celebrate National Day of France|
Le quatorze juillet orthe 14th of July is celebrated as the National Day of France andwith French being a major third language being taught in the school ,the Venkateshwarianscelebrated it with great enthusiasm.
Students participated in different artand craft activities. Students of Classes III and IV made ‘Le coq’ (the national symbol of France)while students of Classes V and VII participated in a poster making activitybased on random themes on France. Students of Class VI were involved in a cardmaking activity.
Students of Class VIII participated with greatzeal in fabric painting activity in which they painted the handkerchiefs basedon French themes .
Students of Classes IX and X came forward with their wonderful ideas asthey were involved in ‘Best out of Waste’ activity .They made ‘Le Louvre’(museum of France) from old CDs and used foil paper. Wall hangings and Eastereggs were also made out of waste material. The activities were fun filled andinteresting and definitely increased their zeal towards learning the Frenchlanguage.
Students of Class IV hone their Speaking Skills|
An English speaking activity was conducted for the students of ClassIV in the month of July. The topic was ‘My Favourite Character’ from the famousbook of Rudyard Kipling 'Jungle Book'. The students used colourful flash cardsas props, which they made very creatively. They enacted confidently with fullenthusiasm. Their fine expressions and gestures while presenting theirfavourite character, were truly praiseworthy. They enjoyed the activity a lotwhich in turn helped them to improve their speaking skills and expressions.
Mango Mania: Mango Drink Activity for Class II students|
Juicy- juicy mangoes, yellowand sweet,
Tasty- tasty Mangoes are aspecial treat!
The taste buds of the young children of Class II were tickled by Mango Mania activity held on July 11, 2016. The enthusiastic students prepared cool and delicious mango drinks with the help of teachers. Teachers taught the students about the array of health benefits of mangoes.
Overall, it was a mangolicious day for the little ones!
Way to Go, Karan Kashyap!|
Karan Kashyap of the former Class XII -2015-16 batch,has made the school proud by scoring a superb AIR 949 in the JEE –ADVANCED Examinationheld in the month of May, 2016. Earlier Karan had secured a remarkable score ofAIR 297 in the JEE-MAINS held in April, 2016.
Heartiest congratulations to Karan Kashyap, histeachers and his parents for all the effort and hard work! We wish the verybest in all his future endeavours!
Navjoti India Foundation’s students Attend Summer Camp In the VGS|
Theschool organized a fun-cum-learning Summer Camp for the children of
Nav Jyoti India Foundation, Kanjhawala (an NGO headed by Ms. Kiran Bedi) fromMay 12- 20, 2016. Children of the age group 12-15 years were exposed to aplethora of activities which helped them enhance their cognitive domains alongwith overall personality development.Various Maths and Science Lab activities like 24 Card Game, chain activity etc. helped them understand Mathematicaland scientific concepts in a better way. They added colour to their learning bymaking Madhubani paintings and creative craft items. Music, dance and sportsadded flavour to the programme. They were familiarized with the use of InformationTechnology through MS Word and MS PowerPoint. A special activity by the schoolcounsellor titled - ‘Special Me’ proved to be an icing on the cake, as ithelped the children recognize their own special qualities and express themconfidently. The Summer Camp culminated with a special assembly on May 20, 2016in which the children showcased their learning experiences in the form ofvarious activities. Certificates of Appreciation were awarded by the schoolprincipal Ms. Kavita Soni to motivate the children.
Itwas truly and enriching experience for the students as well as for the schoolas it once again fulfilled its social responsibility by making a positive differencein the lives of so many ‘not so fortunate’ children.
Stepping into the World of Fashion : Visit to JD Institute of Fashion and Technology|
The students of Class XI visited the JD Institute of Fashion and Technology in the month of May,2016 . It was a very inspiring experience for them, as they got an opportunityto get an insight into the field of fashion and how it presents itself as anupcoming career option. On reaching the institute, the students were shown apresentation about the working of the institute, its projects and the showsthey have put up. Later the students were divided into five groups of three andeach group was given two pieces of cloth that they had to transform into anoutfit on a mannequin. The students found the workshop very interesting andwere inquisitive about the future prospects of fashion as a career. They alsogot to know about the placement procedures of the institute. The trip proved tobe very informative and fruitful for the students.
Venkateshwarians Get An Enriching Experience In VISMUN|
Six students of the school, namelyAnanya Goyal, Ishita Goel, Dakshi Lamba, Diksha Jawa, Shria Seth and HarshitJain of Classes IX- XII , got the opportunity to be a part of the VenkateshwarInternational School Model United Nations Conference held on 28thand 29th of April, 2016 at Venkateshwar International School, Sec-10,Dwarka. The students got a chance to act as delegates of various countriesallotted to them and were part of different Committees like : the GeneralAssembly ,Human Rights Council, Security Council, among many others. Theyindulged in extensive research to facilitate their discussions. Harshit Jain of Class XII and Shria Seth of Class XI received verbal appreciation in their respective committees. Theconference was an enriching and intellectually stimulating experience for thestudents.
Precious Moments: Pre Schoolers Celebrate Mothers’ Day|
The tiny tots of Class Pre- School madetheir mothers feel special when they celebrated Mothers’ Day on May 10, 2016,to express their love for them. The special invitees of the day, were of coursethe proud mothers who were given a hearty welcome by the little ones!
The celebrations started with the littleones giving a melodious welcome to their mothers by singing a beautiful song.Children presented foot tapping dance numbers in which they honoured theirmothers for playing a vital role in their lives with their countless virtues.
Severalactivities and games were organised for the mothers who participated in them,with great enthusiasm.
Itwas a day of music and dance, fun and frolic, laughter and togetherness; butabove all there was love!
Inter Galactic Quiz on Famous Monuments of India- Class VII|
Architecturalmonuments cultivate in us, a pride of our past and rich heritage. To inculcate this sense of pride in thestudents, an Inter-Galactic Quiz on Famous Monuments in India was conducted onApril 22, 2016 for students of Class VII. The children participated veryenthusiastically in it. Each team comprised 3 members and there were 5 roundsin all. The questions gave students an insight into famous Indian historicalmonuments. It was a great learning experience for the participants as well asthe audience.
The first position wasbagged by Helix galaxy and the winners were: Vatsal Gupta, Kabir Bhatia andRitik Sumra.
Venkateshwarians Make the School Proud in Earth Day Celebrations!|
Venkateshwarians participated in Earth DayCelebrations, organised by Ministry of Earth Sciences and held in Mount AbuSchool, Rohini on April 22, 2016.
Mehak Chawla from Class VII and Diksha Jawa from ClassXI brought laurels to the school by winning the First Position in Poster MakingCompetition and Extempore, respectively.
Educational Visit to Alliance Française de Delhi|
Theschool organized a visit for the students of Classes VIII and X to the AllianceFrançaise de Delhi, Lodhi Road, an Indo- French Cultural Centre on May 4, 2016with the aim to provide the students, an exposure, better knowledge andunderstanding of the French language.
Ananya Goyal , a student of Class X made a poster showing the Indo –French Culture and presented it to the Alliance Française on behalf of the school.
Students also visited the Alliance Library which enabled them to understand and appreciate the vast store-house of knowledge that reposes in books. Students of class X had French books issued to them.
A French movie, Les Choristes, was shown to the students with English sub-titles, which the students enjoyed a lot . After the movie, a Quiz was conducted in French on France and the winners were felicitated.
Overall, the visit not only gave the students, a perfect exposure to the rich French culture, but also helped them enhance and hone their own French language skills.
Heartiest Congratulations, Anay Chauhan!|
Anay Chauhan of Class VII, is the winner of an I-Padin the National Astronomy Olympiad conducted by Orange Education Pvt Ltd, inthe session 2015-16. He is among the top scoring students of the Olympiad andwill be honoured in a special award ceremony organized by NAO in The AmericanCentre, Connaught Place, New Delhi on May 20, 2016 . The ceremony’s Chief Guestwill be Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO.
The school is proud of Anay and wishes him all thebest in all his future endeavours!
Congratulations, Arun Chhabra|
The school is proud to announcethat Arun Chabbra of Class IX ,who participated in Times NIE, Think and LearnChallenge 2015-16, organized by the Times of India to identify theAptitude Wizards amongst Delhi students, wona Tablet for being the school topper.
The exam was based on two importantsubjects i.e. Maths and Science. Over 2.5 lakh students participated in thisexam across 400 schools and only 10 percentile students have qualified thisexam at the School Level.
The students who had qualified theSchool Level went on the City level. This level of Times NIE Think andLearn Challenge, tests the scientific and mathematical aptitude of the studentsand the subsequent personalized reports and analysis give valuable insight intotheir learning fingerprint to help parents take informed decisions on theirchild’s career options!
Heartiest Congratulations to ArunChhabra for his extraordinary performance!
‘Beat the heat with the Treat’- Tiny Tots Enjoy A Pool Party|
‘Beat the heat with the treat’ poolparty was organized in the school from May 2 to May 6, 2016 for ClassesPreschool and Pre Primary to beat the summer heat. The theme for the Pool Partywas ‘Hawaii’. The children dressed up in their dazzling costumes, added to themood of the party. They played in the splash pool with beach toys and balls andenjoyed a lot of fun filled games. There was no limit to their excitement as thetiny tots had a gala time dancing on foot tapping numbers.
It was truly a fun filled poolside partyfor the little ones!
Educational Visit to Eternal Gandhi Museum|
Retracing the steps of truth,non-violence, and the Indian freedom struggle, the students of Class VIIvisited the Eternal Gandhi Museum on 3rdand 5thMay, 2016.The excursion was initiated by NIE and helped the students to gather in-depthknowledge about the ‘Father of the Nation’.
The government’s official museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi is housed in a sprawling colonial bungalow in Tees January Marg, the place where Gandhiji was shot down.
The students could chart Gandhiji’s life’s timeline through a large collection of photographs and dioramas. The students were fascinated by a comprehensive hall housing terracotta dolls, charkhas, a model steam engine and numerous other objects illustrating his life. The students paid their respect at the exact place where he was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Learner-friendly documentaries and an animated short film encouraged students to understand Mahatma Gandhi’s principles in a better way.
The visit to the museum was truly enlightening for the students.
Venkateshwarians Show their Solidarity with the Odd-Even Campaign|
18 students from Classes VIII and IXalong with three teachers participated in the Odd-Even Campaign organised byNDTV on April 30, 2016. The young Venkateshwarians, with full energy andenthusiasm, made the common man aware of the harmful effects of air pollutionthrough their banners, slogans and street play. The school also stood insupport of NDTV’’s ‘Free Drop’ facility wherein people were given free drop inelectric cars within a distance of 3km.
Career counselling- ‘SAT and Overseas Education’|
Theschool organised a career counselling session for the students of classes X-XII on the topic “SAT and Overseaseducation” on April 29, 2016. A team of experts in the area impartedinformation on the exams to be taken up by the students who intend to study inforeign universities after Class XII, the requirements for admission to someprominent universities overseas, and the preparation required to realize thisambition.
The counsellors made an attempt to elaborate the university system prevailing in foreign lands, such as community colleges and public- private colleges, and their advantages and disadvantages.
The session was quite informative and fruitful for the students.
Scouts and Guides Training and Hiking Camp|
A five day training camp for Scouts andGuides was held from April 18-23, 2016. Students from Classes VII to X participatedin the training conducted by trainers from Hindustan Scouts and Guides. Thecourse included sessions on the principles of scouting and guiding and multifariousactivities and games that enhanced the knowledge of the trainees. Sessions onmaking knots, woodcraft signs and hand signals and different types of clapswere conducted. Each session was invigorating and included very interestingactivities and the trainees participated with tremendous verve and gusto.
The highlight of the camp was the fun-filled hiking trip to Hastinapur, Meerut during the last two days of the camp,i.e., 22nd and 23rd April. The trainees visited theJambudvipa temple where they enjoyed many rides. They were also allotted nightduty for an hour in which they learnt to keep vigil over various rooms in whichthe other trainees were sleeping. The trainees also went for hiking where they participatedwith overwhelming enthusiasm in various activities like finding the way throughthe given clues, blindfold activity, etc.
It was a very enriching experience forthe young trainees. The camp helped foster in the students, important values like honesty, friendship,dignity, patience, integrity, discipline and kindness. Also, important lifeskills like leadership, creativity, team spirit etc. were honed. This trainingalso inculcated in them a sense of discipline and encouraged their spirit ofadventure.
Educational Visit to Parle G Factory|
Students of Class VIgot the exciting opportunity of visiting the Parle G factory in Bahadurgarh onApril 27, 2016. All the youngsters werebuzzing at the prospect of going to the place where one of their favouritetreats, biscuits, are made. Upon arrival, they were shown a video explainingthe process of manufacturing biscuits and toffees. What really captured thechildren's fascination was the working of the factory. From a deck overhead theassembly line system, they saw the dough being baked in bulk, after which thecut biscuits were packaged mechanically.
Through such field trips, the school hopes to cultivate practical learners by fuelling their innate curiosity and encouraging them to understand and learn through hands on experiences.
Career Counselling Session -“Careers after 12TH”|
ACareer Counselling session on “Careers after 12th” was held forstudents of Classes XI and XII on April 22, 2016. The objective was to helpstudents be aware of different career paths available after Class XII, so thatthey can make informed decision about their future education.
Thesession was conducted by Mr. Amitendra and Ms. Nidhi Arora from CareerLauncher. It began with a discussion on the difference between jobs andcareers, with statistical data provided on the need to pursue career,especially in the Indian scenario. Aftera brief discussion on the skills required for pursuing one’s passion, differentcareer options available after completion of school education were discussed indepth. Mr. Amitendra clarified the misconception that students from a certainstream could follow careers related to their specific stream only. The sessionalso helped the students pursuing Commerce without Maths by informing them ofthe myriad career options available for them.
Thediscussion remained largely focused on the trending and popular career optionswhich the students generally opt. These involved courses in Engineering, BBA,MBA, Charted Accountancy, Company Secretary and Designing along with Law andArchitecture. The focus was on both the eligibility criteria and the topcolleges which provide these courses along with the specific requisites foreach of the above. It was an interactive session where students’ queries wereanswered. The session ended with distribution of comprehensive career bookletswhich offer insight into the various career options.
Safeguarding the Planet- Earth Day Celebrations|
The school conducted a host ofactivities during the week preceding Earth Day on April 22, 2016. Discussions ondifferent ways of protecting the Earth and its environment were held withstudents coming up with innovative and creative ideas on environmentconservation.
Various activities were also conductedlike Creative Crafts by Class III, Go Green Before Green Goes and PamphletDesigning Activity by Class IV and Creative Writing Activity in Class V.
The Pre Primary wing also came forwardwith their wonderful ideas and spectacular props to take part in the Show andTell Activity for the celebration of the said day.
Students of the Middle Wing did a funfilled activity of making cloth bags from old T-shirts that reinforced theconcept of recycling old and used things. The beautiful cloth bags that theymade impressed one and all.
Theactivities motivated the young Eco Warriors of the school to think of variousenvironmental challenges and find solutions for them and inspired them to takea pledge to celebrate Earth Day, every day!
Reliving History: Visit to Humayun’s Tomb on World Heritage Day|
Onthe occasion of World Heritage Day, the students of Class VIII got a wonderfulopportunity to visit Humayun’s Tomb, one of the world’s most iconic heritage sights,located at Nizamuddin, on April 18, 2016. The beautiful monument is listed asone among the fifteen World Heritage sites in India.
Theeducational visit was an enlightening and fun filled experience for thestudents. The students acquired cultural and historical knowledge while takinga heritage walk. They learned about the Mughal architecture, the structure ofthe Tomb and about the rivalry between Sher Shah Suri and Humayun in the 16thcentury.
Variousother appealing activities had been organized during the visit, which sawactive participation from the students. The students enjoyed activities likekite making, painting and geometrical pattern making. They also enjoyed otherinteresting activities like 3D model making and paper cutting.
Thevisit gave students, valuable insight into the importance of conserving ourmonuments in order to preserve the diversity of our rich cultural heritage.
Overall,the visit was both informative and exhilarating.
Red Colour Day Celebrations for Pre Schoolers|
The ability to identify colours is considereda major milestone in a child’s cognitive process.
Children are naturally attracted tobright colours hence “ Red Colour ” wastaken as the first colour to be introduced to the Pre Schoolers of the school.The introduction of the colour “ Red ” was taken up through various activitieson April 8, 2016. The story of ‘Red Riding Hood’ was customized by laying morestress on red coloured objects and enacting the same in front of the childrenwith special emphasis on life skills.
Activities like printing, red ballracing, tipi tipi tap, experiments, songs etc further strengthened therecognition of red colour. The tiny tots enjoyed the day to the fullest.
Green Earth- Clean Earth: Pre Schoolers Take Part in Seed Germination Activity|
Everything thatlives on the Earth has a life cycle. Life begins, it grows and it reproduces.
The tiny tots ofthe Pre School were sensitized about the importance of plants in our lives andthe need to grow and conserve them. A seed germination activity was conductedon April 7, 2016, wherein, the littleones sowed seeds in pots. Theresponsibility of watering and taking care of these plants has been vested withthe children. Existence and presence of life in a shape of a plant was an amazingexperience for these preschoolers. The activity taught them the importance oflife. Every child duly experienced “Each one, plant one!” while planting theseeds.