QuizShala Completes A Successful Year
QuizShala 2017-18 successfully completed its session at Delhi Public School, Whitefield. Over the course of the programme, a wide variety of information on various topics including current affairs were taken up, through rounds of quizzes, discussions, games, and storytelling.
We hope that this academic engagement has brought around positive changes in the students and also believe that these improvements are noticed.
Students were given notebooks as souvenirs hoping that the souvenirs will remind them of the academic pursuits they had and will increase their curiosity over time.
Students Excel in XYO
Last month, over 40 Schools from Bangalore participated in the 5th XYO Math-Science olympiad in the city. Our Grade IV students made us proud by winning 3rd position (Bronze Medal) at the team event.
The winning team members are Aarin K, Sauban Khan, Ahaan Jindal, Ayan S, Sanjana R, Amrita C , Revanth R
Well done !
Stars of ASSET
Siddhant Lakshmikant Pathak of Grade VI A and Aayush Kuloor of Grade VI D have come out with flying colours in the ASSET Talent Search Examination 2017- 18.
Both the boys have been awarded the esteemed title of Asset Talent Scholar (ATS). They were given a certificate along with a medal.
Applications invited for faculty and administrative positions..
Pia adds another feather to her cap
Pia Jemin Mehta, of DPS, Whitefield represented Karnataka in 35th Budokan National Karate Championship 2017. She won 1st place, Gold Medal in “Purple Belt’ 35 to 40 kgs Category in individual Kumite (Fight) and 3rd Place (Bronze Medal) in Kata.
Many congratulations to Pia!
Kaveri Velankar Wins at DPS International Athletic Meet Girls Open 2017
Kaveri Harshad Velankar of Class VIII A participated in the recently concluded DPS International Athletic Meet Girls Open 2017. It was hosted by DPS Greater Noida from 26th to 28th October, 2017.
Kaveri participated in various events and won the 3rd position in the 400 m run with a timing of 1:09.29.
The event was a prestigious meet where girls from various DPS’ participated. It was covered by the media as well. The details of the event were published in the Navbharath Times where Kaveri’s name also features.
The given link can be followed to view the news item – https://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/state/uttar-pradesh/noida/basant-kunj-champion-at-inter-dps-girls-athlete-meet/articleshow/61324152.cms
Congratulations to our champion!
Day care facility adds another feather to our cap
Adding another feather to our cap, DPS Whitefield opened its Day Care facility at DPS Kindergarten(Hagadur Road)on the 3rd of June, 2017. The inauguration was done in the presence of the Headmistress, Ms Lovely Dutta and other staff members. Ms Manjula, Day care in-charge has left no stone unturned to accomplish the task of setting up a comfortable set up for the students.
Indeed a home away from home, the Day care engages the students in fun-filled and enriching activities to pass their time creatively from 12- 6 p.m. Pranav and Adhrit Agarwal of LKG are the first students to enrol at the centre. The day care is stacked with well-selected books, which aims at inculcating the reading habits amongst the students. It also has a play area for the children to relax and rejuvenate themselves. Promoting the importance of self-dependency, the children are trained to eat by themselves with minimal guidance. With this latest venture, DPS Whitefield can pride itself on creating the best day care facility for its students.
The students of Grade 12 conducted an anti-bullying session in the assembly for the pupils of Grades V-XI. The objective was to convey the message on effects of bullying and ways to eradicate it.
Freedom of speech does not give one the right to harass, abuse and dehumanize others. To enlighten the children further on the subject, the students spoke on various topics stressing the importance of a friendly environment which is free from social aggression and differences. The session was started by defining the term bullying and speaking about the different types of bullying that any normal teenager goes through. A detailed explanation was given on physical, emotional, cyber bullying and substance abuse. A brief counselling was done where the students were told not to be afraid to approach the teachers and the seniors if they were victims of bullying. The students were given helpline numbers to contact if they saw anyone being a victim of bullying.
Adolescence and Importance of Personal Hygiene
“Adolescents are still children in that they can’t yet tell the difference between belief and fiction”
– Heather O’Neill
Adolescence, the transition between childhood and adult life, is one of the most dynamic stages of human development. Adolescence is accompanied by dramatic physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that present both opportunities and challenges for adolescents, families, health professionals, educators, and communities.
Keeping the various aspects of adolescents in mind a workshop on ‘Guidelines during Adolescence and Importance of Personal Hygiene’ was organized in the school’s premises on 21st July 2017 for classes VIII and IX, during the Health Week. Dr Nandini Ravi, an eminent Gynaecologist was called in to conduct the workshop. It was a successful event where Dr Nandini revealed several important facts about adolescence. She unveiled the most noticeable changes seen during adolescence involving physical, psychological, and sexual growth and development, including the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics and the ability to reproduce.
She also informed the students about the importance of nutritious diet during this time which can make them healthy and attentive. She also told them about the do’s and don’ts which one should follow to lead a happy life. She stressed on the point to choose the friends carefully and to discuss any query with their parents or teachers without hesitation. In case, they are unable to, they can seek the help of a medical practitioner who will help them to solve their queries regarding various changes within and around them. At the end of the session, she enlightened the students about the importance of personal hygiene which can keep them fit and strong.
It was a very fruitful session where students got answers to many of their questions which arise in their mind every moment.
State Level Karnataka Badminton Championship
Shubham Agarwal participated in the Yonex Sunrise Karnataka State Badminton Championship organised by Ballari district Badminton Association. It was conducted from 19th July to 23rd July 2017. He secured 32nd rank at the state level.
The Music Week was held from 19th to 30th June 2017 for Grades I to VIII. Singing competitions were conducted for the children to explore and showcase their musical talent in front of an encouraging audience.
The categories in which the competitions were conducted were Hindustani/Carnatic classical, western songs and Indian folk songs. A list of three songs was given to the children to choose, from each category. The judges were some of our music teachers themselves and Ms Lovely Dutta, the headmistress. The judges decided on the criteria of voice clarity, rhythm, pronunciation and overall presentation.
During this competition, many students participated with great enthusiasm and enjoyed singing to their heart’s content.
It’s rightly said , ” Don’t look back to see how many people are following you. Lead yourself, lead your sense.” To inculcate this leadership quality, the school inducted student leaders during an investiture ceremony for the academic year 2017-18. The ceremony began with an inspirational speech by Ms. Kamava Bopana, Principal of DPS Whitefield.
The new council marched to the resounding beat of drums and the melodious music from the Chariots of Fire.
They were led by the Head Boy Rohit Jaiswal and Head Girl Ishita Gahtori. Following them were the Sports Captain Rhea Varkey, Vice Sports Captain Siddharth Pradhan , President Student Council Siddhartha Bhattacharjee ,President Social Service Manipal Devasi and Cultural Secretary Siddhanth Jain.
They were followed by the captains and vice captains of the four houses: Phoenix House – Captain Tanishi Gahtori and Vice Captain Ankush Prabhu, Orion House – Captain Thanya Ramanathan and Vice Captain P. Tejaswini, Polaris House- Captain Anukriti and Vice Captain Disha Chopra and Pegasus House – Captain Shriya and Vice Captain Priyal Jain.
Pro vice Chairperson of the Praxy Fernandez Memorial Trust ,Annabelle Manwaring pinned the badges on the newly elected council and administered the oath. The elected leaders pledged to be disciplined and follow the regulations of the school. The Head boy and Head girl delivered their speeches of on the importance of leadership. The programme concluded with a song by the school choir.
DPS Whitefield celebrated the International Yoga Day on 21st of June. It marked a great opportunity to imbibe the values of discipline. Yoga integrates the mind, body and soul, aligns the breath and keeps one physically and mentally fit. To inculcate this healthy practice among children, the principal along with the staff and the students gathered at the school auditorium to master the yoga postures along with correct breathing techniques.
The programme was led by instructor Deeksha and Jagadevi .It was a pleasure to see the students with their colourful yoga mats spread out on the ground.
The celebration began with a speech on the importance of yoga and it’s many benefits, It was followed by a demonstration given by the students, displaying various postures and asanas for the rest of the students.
The performances then concluded by speeches given by the
Principal and the Headmistress. Their speeches highlighted that yoga helps to improve concentration and overcome stress.
A School on Wheels for the young scientists
DPS Whitefield organised an educational field trip on board the “Science Express” on June 8th,2017 for students of grade VII , VIII, XI and XII.Children eagerly look forward to their field trips, and this excursion provided them the right combination of learning and fun. The exhibits touched on various concepts like global warming, greenhouse effect, carbon cycle, food chain as well as food web. One special coach provided hands on experience on various lab activities based on varied scientific topics. The comparison of traditional and modern technological lifestyles on carbon footprint struck the right chord with the pupils. The whole experience gave them the necessary exposure and enhanced their knowledge in the subject.
Times of India Internship
The Times, NIE organised a summer workshop for the school students. Its aim was to provide an opportunity to the pupils to work with their editorial and marketing team. Siddharth Iyer of grade VIII B was selected for the internship programme. It gave him the exposure in reporting, editing, feature writing, page making, etc.It was an enriching experience.
Here is the student’s thought about the training programme.
“The summer of 2017 is going to be etched in my memory for a long time to come. I was asked to attend an internship being organised by the Times of India. This is a privilege that every English enthusiast would like to avail. I was delighted to learn that I was the one to be selected from my school. The internship was conducted at their office on MG Road. It was from 10th to 21st of April.
Initially, I was very nervous but soon made friends and was comfortable in the new environment. Every day, we learnt something new and exciting. The first week was classroom oriented and in the second week we went to the Times Network office, which is managed by the Times of India group. The programme also included a visit to the printing press at Bommasandra and to the Radio Mirchi station at Bannerghatta Road. On the final day, we were given certificates and mementoes to keep with us. It was a wonderful experience that I will cherish forever. ”
– Siddharth Iyer
CBSE CLASS X – RESULTS (2016-17)
Siddharth’s participation in MUN
Siddharth Bhattacharjee of grade XII participated in the Model United Nation at Yale this year, hosted by the Yale University in Seoul, South Korea. He represented the ‘United States of America’. Being the only one chosen among many participants, he was the sole candidate to attend the UNSC committee as a delegate of the team.
Yale, a prestigious Ivy League Institute is one of the eight universities to host a model UN. It creates a public speaking platform for the best high school debaters and aspiring diplomats across the world. It provided Siddharth, the necessary exposure to hone his skills. He was awarded the ‘Honourable Mention’ at the conference. Meeting the Ambassador of South Korea added another feather to his cap.
Swarathmika R Bharadwaj selected in the Karnataka state under-18 Basketball team…
Swarathmika R Bharadwaj of Class X A has been selected in the Under-18 team by the Karnataka State Basketball Association.
Aadithya R Bharadwaj selected by UC Berkeley…
Aadithya R Bharadwaj of Class VIII A has been selected in the 2017 Global Programs hosted by the Academic Talent Development Program at University of California, Berkeley.
Aadithya will be attending the program from July 10 to August 4. He will be working on the course: ‘Introduction to Programming, Solving Problems with Python.
It is indeed a proud achievement and we wish him all the Best of Luck!
Teachers required at DPS Whitefield..
Navaratri, culminating with Dussehra, as we know is a cultural festival of great importance and significance in India. To mark Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana and to reinforce the message that good always triumphs over evil, the effigy of Ravana is burnt all over India.
Keeping the festive spirit alive, the Pre-primary children celebrated Dussehra on 21st September 2017. All the classes were beautifully decorated to create an ambience of the festive mood and children were involved in different types of activities in their respective classes.
The students of LKG made stick puppets of Ravana using chart paper and ice cream sticks. Children stuck googly eyes and decorated Ravana’s head with sequins. UKG children made wall hangings of goddess Durga’s face. They coloured the face and pasted it on pieces of chart paper.
Children learned about the different aspects of Dussehra through all these fun-filled activities.
Diwali – An Assembly of Positivity and Light
Some festivals are revered by adults while others are adored by kids and youngsters. Diwali is one festival which is loved equally by young and old.
Our little ones of the pre-primary classes celebrated this festival with special assemblies, both in the Mallasandra and Hagadur branches. In Mallasandra, it was celebrated on the 16th of October, 2017. Five young students hosted the show dressed as Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Hanuman and Goddess Lakshmi.
Students of UKG performed a dandiya dance while the LKG kids presented a Ganesha dance. The tiny tots of Nursery swayed to an English number ‘Life is Beautiful’. Along with these, two students from LKG gave short speeches on the reason behind this festival’s celebration.
In the Hagadur branch, it was celebrated on the 17th of October. There too, children performed various dances. However, the highlight of their assembly was the special children coming on stage in the costumes of the gods.
Both the assemblies were a huge success garnering a lot of praise from the audience and teachers.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated
Ganesh Chaturthi, a much-awaited festival all over India is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion. It marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati and is also known as Ganeshotsav.
The students of the pre-primary wing celebrated this auspicious festival on 24th August 2017 which was one day prior to the actual festival. A couple of interesting activities were planned by the teachers to reinforce the importance of the occasion.
The students of UKG made Lord Ganesh using paper cups with the help of their teachers while the little ones of LKG coloured pictures of Lord Ganesh.
All the children participated in these activities with great enthusiasm and enjoyed a lot.
Yellow is the colour that symbolises sunshine and happiness.
The tiny tots of Nursery celebrated ‘Yellow Day’ on 19th July 2017. It was an occasion to reinforce the importance and existence of the colour in our lives. Children and teachers came dressed in yellow attires while the classrooms were glowing with yellow balloons, streamers and other yellow objects.
Children also had fun doing the activity based on this colour. They made a ‘hen’ using their hand impression with yellow paint. They also made chicks using their thumb impression.
Children were happy to spend the day amidst this sunshine colour.
Celebrations are a welcome break in the school routine. Tiny tots of Nursery celebrated Red Day on 28th June 2017. Our little artists made an headgear by colouring an apple and sticking crepe paper on it. The Students look adorable in their Red apparel.
Capacity Building Programme On Inclusive Education
Venue: The Oxford Senior Secondary School, JP Nagar
Date: 12th and 13th October 2017
The Headmistress of DPS Whitefield, Mrs Lovely Dutta Prusty, attended a Capacity Building Training Programme organized by CBSE for Principals and Vice-Principals of CBSE affiliated schools in Karnataka. It was a two-day session attended by Heads of forty schools in Bangalore and nearby areas. The training sessions were conducted by two dynamic resource persons: Mrs.Sunir Nagi, Principal of Pallavi Model School, Secunderabad and Mrs Vasanthy Parasuraman, Principal of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Kondapur, Hyderabad. Mr Jangam Sunil Kumar, COE Kakinada, presided over the training programme as CBSE Observer. One of the chief purposes of the programme was to train senior school leaders as Resource Persons who would carry the programme to remote schools in Karnataka in a bid to spread awareness on Inclusive Education.
The two-day programme included intensive training on different aspects of Inclusive Education and requirements of specially-abled children. It dealt with detailed discussions on the RPWD Act 2016 and different kinds of disabilities. It was an eye-opener for the participants who learnt about Cerebral Palsy, Dwarfism, Muscular dystrophy, Visual impairment, Leprosy, Locomotor disability, Hearing impairment, Speech and language disability, ASD, Autism, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, thalassemia, Multiple disorders etc. The activities were conducted with the objective of creating awareness and giving the school leaders a greater clarity on the different categories of disabilities and the academic strategies needed to cater to specially-abled children. They also learnt the art and need of multilevel lesson plans for effective differentiated teaching in the classroom.
At the end of the two days programme, the principals and vice principals were entrusted with the responsibility of creating a barrier-free environment in their respective schools by sensitizing the management, teaching and non-teaching staff as well as the parents. The programme empowered them with the knowledge required to find the way forward in dealing with Inclusive Education with the right attitude.
Capacity building workshop by CBSE
A workshop on Capacity Building was conducted by CBSE on the 4th and 5th of August, 2017 for teachers teaching Mathematics in the secondary school, at Vydehi School of Excellence, Whitefield, Bangalore. Ms Shipra Budhiraja from the Mathematics department attended the workshop.
The workshop was conducted by resource persons, Ms Niti Mahendra and Ms Sirisha Chitoor.The session was organised to update secondary school teachers about the new system of assessment adopted by CBSE. It featured the role of constructivism in classrooms. It also dealt with questions as to why Mathematics is considered to be a difficult subject to learn and how to avoid the common errors made by the students of grades IX and X.
The resource persons also talked about the role of teachers in sensitizing children about all genders.
A workshop on meteors and asteroids was conducted on 30th June 2017 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore. Ms Swaralipi Roy and Ms Sumana Sinha attended the workshop from DPS Whitefield. It was organized to commemorate International Asteroid Day.
Mrs Sylaja and Mr Bharat Agur were the two distinguished resource persons. Asteroid Day events aim to educate the public about meteors and asteroids. At the planetarium, it was celebrated with lectures, an exhibition of over twenty meteors collected from India and outside and a poster exhibition.
The presenters shed light on the spectrum analysis of asteroids, methods to determine the dimension of an asteroid by image mapping, ways to identify a meteor, etc. The whole discussion got an extra dimension when the participants got an opportunity to touch and observe various real meteors.
Workshops in DPS, Whitefield
Workshops in DPS, Whitefield are an integral part of its system. These academic enrichment programmes aim at upgrading the professional skills and learning about new developments in the field. As the teachers come back fresh from the summer vacation, the school organises a series of workshops for the in-service teachers and new staff members to train in the philosophy, methods, and functioning of the organisation, and the techniques they’ll require to do their jobs.
This year a number of workshops were conducted by various resource persons and the senior staff members. The wide range of topics covered on various subjects ensured updating the teachers on the best practices in the classroom. Some of the workshops conducted were Hindi workshop on grammar and Evaluation pattern, Positive Discipline, Phonetics, Punctuation and Vocabulary Building, Vedic Maths, Olabs etc. It was an engaging week for the teachers where they learned the nuances of their craft and were eager to impart few of the techniques learned to the students.
STEM Learning conducted a workshop for Science and Math teachers at Capstone High on 23rd January, 2017. Ms Manpreet Kaur and Ms Shipra Budhiraja attended the workshop.
STEM learning is a unique initiative that opens a new dimension for children to watch, observe, question and learn. It is a Government awareness program under a scheme Atal innovation Mission that provides an insight about a very strong and successful foundation for start-ups in education.
During the course of the workshop, teachers were informed about the various learning ways from words to working models – 3D printing technology: uses and applications, robotics and their uses, internet connectivity for every sphere of education and use of eco-friendly biodegradable plastic working models.
It was an enriching and entertaining session full of games and hands on experience.
1.Delhi Public School, Whitefield
Survey No. 123/124,
K. Mallasandra Village,
Bangalore – 560067
(i) Tel : 7815041659, 7847082697, 8088934748
(ii) Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Year of establishment of school: 2011
3. Whether NOC of State/ UD or recommendation of Embass of India Obtained?
(i) NOC NO: Obtained from the Commissioner for Public Instruction, Government of Karnataka. ED71PGC2015
(ii) NOC issuing date: 03-03-2015
4. Is the school recognized? If yes by which Authority:
Govt of Karnataka and affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi.
5. Status of Affiliation: Provisional
(i) Affiliation No: 830584
(ii) Affiliation with the board since : 01-04-2014
(iii) Extension of affiliation up to : 31-03-2019
6. Name of the educational trust : PRAXY FERNANDES MEMORIAL TRUST
Registered under section 12A(b) of 1882 act
7. Chairman/ Correspond Public School : Mrs Annabelle Manwaring
8. Area of school campus:
|Built Up Area|
|Junior Block||4986 Sq.mtrs|
|Multipurpose Hall||1177 Sq.mtrs|
|Health & Medical Checkup||1|
9. Fee Structure:
|Annual Fee||Nur to UKG||I to V||VI to VIII||IX to XI|
10. Transport Facility: 37 buses,owned and operated by Baghirathi School Fleet Management Pvt. Ltd.
11. Mode of payment of salary
(i) Name of the Bank through which salary is drawing :
ICICI Bank , Whitefield, Hopefarm Branch
(ii) Through single check transfer advice
12. Library Facilities
|Size of the library in sq.ft||54’0″(Length)-33’0″(breadth)|
|No. of Periodicals||05|
|No. of Dailies||05|
|No. of Reference books||1000|
|No. of Magazines||17|
13. Child safety committiee:
Mrs. Annabelle Manwaring – Vice Chairman
Mrs. Kamava Bopana – Principal
Mrs. Lovely Dutta – Headmistress
Mrs. Mamta Acharya – Coordinator
Mrs. Reeta Babu – Vigilance Officer
14. Enrollment of students for the current session: 1682
15. Academic session : June to March
16. Vacation period : April & May
17. Admission period : January to June
Solo Dance Competition
‘Dance is the hidden language of the soul’
To nurture this hidden language, we at DPS Whitefield conducted a Solo Dance Competition for the Pre-primary kids from 5th to 13th January 2017. The competition not only gave the children an opportunity to express but also developed their confidence and of course, dance is a good exercise too
The Nursery and LKG kids danced on the songs and dance styles of their choice, while the theme for UKG was ‘Folk Dance”. Children came dressed in traditional attires and grooved on some popular folk numbers.
A stage was set up at the multipurpose hall and the backdrop was decorated with different drawings depicting the different dance forms. The kids were judged on the basis of dance style, expressions, flexibility and costume.
After the competition, the results were announced and the winners were applauded and called upon the stage to have a photograph clicked with the judges.
The competition was a great success where the children showcased their talent of dancing and enjoyed as well.
WORKSHOP ON EVIDENCE OF ASSESSMENT
Bangalore Sahodaya School Complex organized a workshop on 26th July 2016 for the teachers involved in sending the Evidence of Assessment to the CBSE. It was held at DPS North. Ms Vinita Sharma and Ms Rakhi Warrier of DPS, Whitefield attended the workshop.
The workshop was facilitated by Ms Manju Arif, Principal, Delhi Public School, Bangalore North. It focused on understanding the rationale of formative and summative assessment and filling in the form, how to submit evidence for various scholastic and co-scholastic activities, filling in the form provided by CBSE and packing and sending the evidence of assessment to various nodal centres.
It was a very informative workshop and it will surely help the teachers to understand the various processes involved in the collection of evidences.
A fascinating and educative workshop on storytelling was organised by Bangalore Story Telling Society at DPS North on 15th July 2016. It was conducted by Deeptha Vivekanand, a professional storyteller and founder of Ever After Learning.
Ms Anupama S and Ms Kirandeep K Kalsi from the Pre-primary section attended the workshop.
The workshop emphasised the importance of characters, involvement, language, emotions, situations, songs, jingles and voice modulations in storytelling. It also highlighted the point of using minimal characters and non-usage of puppets in storytelling sessions. The teachers got to see and learn the techniques to blend every aspect of making an interesting session.
It was a fruitful experience for teachers, especially who handle the kindergarten kids where storytelling is one of the most important tools of teaching.
ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR TEACHERS ON MICROSOFT
Bangalore Sahodaya organzed an orientation programme towards Microsoft Showcase School Award and Microsoft Innovative Educator Award on the 27th of August, 2016 at Army Public School, Bangalore. It was attended by Ms Rashmi Rajesh and Ms Paulami Chaki.
The main aim of this programme was to enlighten the participants about the aforesaid programmes initiated by Microsoft to enhance the teaching – learning process using the many Microsoft tools available online. Through these tools a facilitator can, not only enhance his/her classroom teaching but can also collaborate and connect with the educators across the globe and share their resources, thus empowering themselves with the modern techniques.
During this programme, MIE and its purpose were also discussed in detail. Microsoft Innovative Educator Award is another initiative of Microsoft taken to provide career development opportunities to the educators. Certificates and Badges will be awarded for the aforesaid programme. For this, the educator has to register himself/herself at www.education.microsoft.com and go through the video-based courses, at the end of which, the participant has to attend the quiz. For each successful performance in the quiz designed for each module, a badge will be awarded. There are around 18 modules in all followed by a quiz. With the completion of the modules the educator will be given the Microsoft Innovative Educator Award.
WORKSHOP FOR SCIENCE TEACHERS
A workshop was organized by OLabs for science teachers at Army Public School, Bangalore on 26th September 2016. It was attended by Ms Manpreet Kaur, Ms Sumana Das and Ms Swati Dixit from the science department of our school.
The workshop started with informing the participants about how Olabs are an interactive, informative and an excellent tool for hands-on technology in the field of science. The workshop included simulations, videos, on the spot quizzes, guidelines, instructions, research for real application of the concept and the explanation. There were many online activities that gave the participants an insight about the different levels of difficulty that teachers might face while performing the practical classes.
All the participants thoroughly enjoyed learning every concept that was taught.
WORKSHOP ON MATHEMATICS
A workshop on Mathematics was organised by DPS, South, supported by Bangalore Sahodaya Schools Complex (BSSC) on 8th August 2016. It was for teachers handling classes at the Secondary level (Classes IX & X). Ms Rakhi Warrier and Ms Monika Kohli from the Math department attended this workshop.
The workshop was conducted by Prof M. L. Aggarwal, a retired professor from DAV College, Jalandhar. He has created an interactive website www.ilovemaths.com which attracts students and teachers not only from India but from all over the globe. He has also been acting as a resource person in teachers’ workshops in the UDAAN programme of CBSE and also conducts orientation programmes organised by various government agencies.
The workshop emphasised on designing interesting class activities which will help students and teachers to think out of the box. Various techniques and short cut methods were also discussed on the topics – factors and multiples, areas of circles and solid shapes. These methods and activities will definitely help to instil love for mathematics amongst students of middle and intermediate classes.
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME FOR ENGLISH
An enrichment Programme for English was held for the teachers of Classes I to III from 22nd to 24th August 2016 at DPS Nacharam, Secunderabad. Delegates from different branches of DPS attended the workshop. Ms Pooja Sharma and Ms Dipika Subhash participated as a delegate from DPS Whitefield.
The objective of the workshop was to review the teaching of English language for the foundational classes. It was a platform for all delegates and resource persons to share their experiences and exchange valuable information and knowledge with each other so as to deepen the understanding of teachers. It was an opportunity for delegates to meet and share innovative ideas, creative achievements and also clear doubts and concerns with the resource persons.
Sessions were based on thematic teaching which highlighted policies/elements necessary for a teacher, role of a teacher in building English language, strategies for a teacher to make the subject interesting for children, etc. Discussions were held on syllabus planning, teacher’s diary and assignments. A session was also held on the importance of reading skills and several strategies that can be adopted. It was concluded that the objective of teaching must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Reliability & Time-bound).
Overall, the workshop was very insightful with valuable inputs for strengthening and deepening the professional skills of a teacher for teaching the English language at the foundation level.
TEACHERS’ ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
DPS Whitefield has always kept pace with the developments in the field of education and endeavoured to upgrade and groom its teachers with these advances. Hence, the new session of 2016-17 kick-started with numerous workshops conducted by in-house and external resource persons from 16th to 31st May 2016.
On one hand, there were some tried and tested practices shared by senior teachers while on the other hand, experts were invited from outside to share about the new happenings. Therefore, we had workshops on Math, English, Social Science and Hindi by our very own teachers and we also had invited speakers like Mr Paul D’Souza and Ms Ashalata Badami to share their knowledge and expertise.
The teachers also had sessions for recapitulating and revising the current successful practices on Positive Discipline, Circle Time, Bulletin Board and Group Learning.
Thus, before the children started their classes, the teachers were ready with a renewed vigour having acquired some fresh new skills.
Colour Day celebration sets the mood for interesting activities…
To make the children aware of the wonders of colours, the kindergarten section celebrated Colour Day on 12th July.
Every class was allotted a different colour and students and teachers of that class were dressed accordingly. Everyone turned up dressed beautifully in different colours like red, blue, green, yellow, etc. Classrooms were decorated with coloured balloons and streamers. Children participated in different craft activities according to the colour that their class was representing.
The day was celebrated with equal fervour in the Hagadur Road campus of the school as well.
All the little learners thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot about the various colours.
To mark the festival of bond between a brother and sister, Raksha Bandhan was celebrated in the Pre-primary wing on 18th August, 2016.
Children learnt about the bond of love between a brother and sister, and foster the feeling of caring and sharing. On this occasion our tiny tots made beautiful Rakhis using colour papers, sequins etc.
Children enjoyed the activity and it also helped in inculcating traditional values with the broader significance of this festival.
This activity also gave an opportunity for children to interact with each other. Along with learning, children had a wonderful day full of fun and excitement.
Janmashtami celebrated at DPS…
The festival of Krishna’s birth, Janmashtami, is an occasion which is celebrated with great enthusiasm and sanctity across the country. Hence, here at DPS, the tiny tots of Pre-primary classes also celebrated this festival on 24th August, 2016.
The celebration started with two young kids dressed up as Krishna and Radha coming and taking a special seat arranged for them. The little Krishna and Radha looked adorable in their traditional costumes and the entire area was transformed into a land of joy, celebrations and happiness. A short puja was performed by the teachers and the children. The fragrance of flowers, soothing aroma of burning incense stick filled the air. Prasad was distributed to the children after the puja.
The story of Lord Krishna and Sudama’s friendship was narrated by a teacher. The involvement of the children in the celebrations at such a tender age was worth applauding.
“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings”
Friendship day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday in the month of August. This year we celebrated it on the 5th of August, 2016.
Making friends and learning to be good friends is a difficult thing which does not happen very easily and quickly. Our DPS students enjoy playing, caring and sharing with each other during class activities and that encourages the development of some true bonding leading to great friendship. They have already started on this journey of making new friends and keeping sweet promises. They did this with the help of a friendship card which they made on the occasion of Friendship Day and presented to each other. Every child was glowing with happiness to receive a card.
The activity not only developed the bond but also allowed the children to explore their creativity while having great fun.
It was celebrated with equal fervour in the Hagadur Road campus as well.
The 127th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru or better known as Children’s day, was celebrated in the school with great enthusiasm and excitement. Children had exciting treats and gifts in store for them to make their day special.
Children were allowed to dress in their favourite civil clothes and so they turned up in their beautiful best. Children also brought some special snacks to share with their friends.
The teachers had taken up the responsibility of making the day special for each child. Therefore, some peppy dance numbers were performed by the teachers which left the little ones beaming with joy and laughter. The Children’s Day brought out the child in the teachers.
In the Hagadur branch, special screening of hilarious short films of their favourite cartoons brightened their day. The day concluded with great wishes for a successful life and an eventful future for each student.
Rhymes are meant for enjoyment and beauty is the realm of the rhymes. Children enjoy this beauty of expression, thoughts, feeling, and rhythm of words. Hence, an English Recitation Competition for the students of Nursery and LKG was held on 11th November, 2016.
This activity was organized to explore and develop the speaking skills and confidence in children. It inspired children to come forward and recite on stage. With the help of eye‐catching props, they recited the poems beautifully. It was an interesting way to express something through innocent words and actions with all smiles and giggles. Taking all these facts into consideration, the children got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence.
The children chose a variety of topics for their recitation. Two guests, Ms Dahara Agrawal and Ms. Zeba Chaudhary were invited to judge the competition. They appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants and the children in the audience too thoroughly enjoyed the competition.
DPS Whitefield celebrated its Sports Day with pomp and grandeur on 11th December, 2016. It was a gala presentation of drills peppered with track and field events. The programme was conducted in two sessions in which Classes VI to IX performed in the morning session while Classes IV and V put up their show in the afternoon session. Mr Amar Pandey, senior IPS officer and currently Additional Director General of Police, Government of Karnataka graced the occasion as the Chief Guest along with the Pro Vice-Chairman, Ms Annabelle Manwaring.
The morning started with the March past, followed by the oath, the torch relay and declaration of the sports meet open. After this, speeches were given and then started the displays. This year, the theme for the display was ‘sports from around the world’. Hence, on one hand we had Croquet from UK and Varzesh-e-bastany from Iran, while on the other hand we had yoga and aerobics. Some classes performed with footballs and hockey sticks while others used dumb bells and skipping ropes. It was a mesmerizing show with the foot-tapping music, colourful costumes and a blend of exercise and dance moves.
Finally, the most exciting part, the parents’ race was conducted followed by the finals of a few track and field events. The prizes were given away and the event concluded with the national anthem.
New DPS Whitefield Kindergarten School Opened
DPS Whitefield is proud to announce the opening of its new kindergarten branch at Hagadur Road, near Form Value Mall. The school was inaugurated on 6th June 2016.
The Pro Vice chairman, Ms Annabelle Manwaring lighted the inaugural lamp along with the Principal, Ms Kamava Bopana, Headmistress, Ms Lovely Dutta Prusty and a parent Ms Kalyani Kasar. Students of LKG and UKG, some parents and teachers were present to grace the occasion.
The little ones were excited to enter as they were welcomed into the newly built campus. The teachers welcomed every student with a small gift as a goodwill gesture.
Student Council takes charge of duties…
Leaders of today; Visionaries of tomorrow
‘Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality’.
On 28th June, 2016, a new student Council took their oath for the betterment of the school. The assembly began with a few inspiring words by Mrs Kamava Bopana, principal of DPS Whitefield. The new council marched to the resounding beat of drums and the melodious music from the Chariots of Fire.
They were led by the Head Boy Devansh Shukla and Head Girl Sanaa Shah. Following them were the Sports Captain Rohit Jaiswal , Vice Sports Captain Kevin Alexander and Cultural Secretary Tanishi Gahtori.
They were followed by the four houses: Phoenix House led by Captain Smeraa Reet Varma and Vice Captain Siddharth Iyer , Orion House led by Captain Sanjana Sivasailam and Vice Captain P. Tejaswini, Polaris House led by Captain Vikhyat Dhingra and Vice Captain Disha Chopra and Pegasus House led by Captain Jashvinu Y and Vice Captain Priyal Jain.
The badges were pinned by Mrs Annabelle Manwaring, Pro Vice Chairman of the Praxy Fernández Memorial Trust, who also administered the Oath of Office to the new Student Council.
The Headmistress Mrs Lovely Dutta pinned the badges on the House Wardens: Mrs Maria Stephen of Phoenix House, Mrs Kavita Arun of Orion House, Mrs Rita Saha of Polaris House and Mrs Anasuya Sanyal of Pegasus House.
There was a performance on the dance form of salsa put up by the students of Class IX A, a song by Class XI students Rhea Varkey and Sanaa Shah and two beautiful and peppy numbers by the school choir.
It was indeed a wonderful and heartwarming ceremony.
International Yoga Day celebrated with all fervour…
International Yoga Day was celebrated at DPS Whitefield on the 21stof June keeping with the worldwide celebrations of the day. A special assembly was conducted on the occasion. Students of Class IX B planned and presented the entire show.
The assembly started with a Yoga prayer. There was a brilliant dance performance, choreographed by the dance teacher. Performing yoga brings harmony into our being, making us calmer and givesus a sense of fulfillment. Hence, the dance performance compiled various yoga asanas with perfect background score to make the audience feel a sense of tranquility. It was followed by a mime act. The act brought out the benefits of practicing yoga.
The assembly concluded with yoga exercises by few students from Classes VI to VIII demonstrating some good yoga moves. Overall, the assembly was quite informative and gave agood lesson on life skills.
The kindergarten kids also participated in the celebration as special yoga sessions were conducted for them, both in the Mallasandra and the Hagadur Campus.
Delhi Public School, Whitefield Bangalore
CBSE CLASS X – RESULTS( 2015-16)
Delhi Public School, Whitefield takes great pride in announcing their 1st batch of grade X Results with 100% PASS & 4 out of 22 students scoring Perfect TEN CGPA and nine students scoring above 9 CGPA(Cumulative Grade Point Average)
PERFECT TEN SCORERS!!!!
Priyal Jain makes us proud…
Priyal Jain of Class VIII B made us proud with her recent achievement which has featured in every Bengaluru newspaper. She developed an Android app with another student Prateek Mahesh from New Horizon Public School, called vPledge. The app allows users to take pledge for social causes like planting trees, taking public transport, not blowing horns etc.
It’s a wonderful app which not only has shown that children of today are at par with the technological developments around the world, they are also aware of the issues of the environment and are willing to do something about it.
All the very best to both the students and hope that their app helps in spreading the awareness and protecting the environment.
A workshop was organized by Madhuban publishers on ‘Teaching Mathematics for Growth of Mindset’. It was conducted by the resource person Mrs Meera Raghavan. Ms Sudha and Ms Rashmi Nair from the Mathematics department attended the workshop.
The workshop focused on the tag line “Stop Teaching Calculating, Start Teaching Math” to dispel children’s fear of mathematics and gain confidence to work on any mathematical problem without apprehension.
The workshop helped teachers to understand that the child should be taught to think mathematically. She also explained how to make a mathematical mind with the use of – ability to handle abstraction, logical reasoning, relational reasoning, algorithm, spatial reasoning and a sense of cause and effect. She also spoke about mathematics for growth mind set as she elaborated on the fact that mathematics is the science of patterns.
It was an interesting and informative session where teachers could enhance their mathematical teaching skills.
Workshop for Hindi Language Teachers
A workshop for Hindi language teachers was conducted by New Saraswati House (India) Pvt. Ltd. on 19th August, 2015. Ms Vinita Sharma, Ms Kamna Mathur, Ms Shweta Tiwari and Ms Anita Tomar from the Hindi department attended the workshop.
The workshop was facilitated by Dr Vinod Singh Chauhan, HOD-Hindi, Delhi Public School, Greater Noida. The workshop focused on challenges of teaching Hindi in the Non-Hindi regions of the country. Some interesting methods of teaching Hindi grammar were discussed such as the use of Hindi newspapers. It can be an excellent and helpful tool.
Mr. Vinod ‘Prasoon’ provided tips for making Hindi language more popular among the students. He taught various user friendly techniques for teaching this Oriental language. The workshop was very informative and it surely helped the teachers to enhance their grammar teaching skills.
Science week was celebrated from 18th to 23rd January, 2016. Various activities were conducted as part of the event.
The young scientists of Grades III and IV donned the hat of a speaker as they participated in ‘Just-a-minute’ contest. A debate by the students of Grades V to VIII brought out the argumentative side of the students. Their analytical skills were displayed as they argued about the pros and cons of the cleanliness drive in India. A Newspaper activity by Grades II-VI gave an insight into various scientific facts and figures which encouraged them to read it on a daily basis.
Workshops were conducted for Grades VIII to X as part of the programme. Different experts from different subjects were called to update our students on the best methodology on scoring in the exams. They also had workshops on water recharge, save water and hands on learning in Electronics.
Finally, the week culminated with a grand assembly by students of Grades VII A, VII B and III G. The students presented speeches, skits, dance and parade giving the message that it’s time to conserve natural resources or we will lose it forever.
Republic Day Celebrations
Republic Day was celebrated with all pomp and fervour at Delhi Public School, Whitefield. The students of Grade VII and Grade III put up an assembly which was an amalgamation of nostalgia and modernity.
On one hand, the students spoke about the history and declaration of India as a Republic and the events leading up to it, while on the other hand, they showcased the current form of celebration i.e. the Republic Day parade at New Delhi. Different states were presented with their signature dances as in the parade.
The culmination of the programme was a salute to the nation with a patriotic number hoisting the national flag.
Black and White Day
As life is full of colours of the rainbow, so also it can be sometimes monochromatic, i.e. black and white. This black and white has its own importance and status in our lives. Hence, to bring out the beauty and importance of this pair, we celebrated Black and White Day on 26th November, 2015.
A number of activities were conducted to reinforce the idea and make the little ones learn in an interactive and fun way. The entire pre-primary block had a nostalgic look of the black and white era of the entertainment world with teachers and students dressed in this monochrome.
Yellow Day was celebrated on 19th June, 2015 in the Pre-primary grades. All the teachers and children came dressed in yellow. A number of activities were conducted for the children to learn about the significance of the yellow colour and its presence in our day to day lives.
Children from the Nursery grade coloured the adorable Tweety in Yellow. The students of LKG dipped their hands in yellow paint and printed their palms on paper to make Giraffes. Then they put the dots with fingers using brown colour to make it look more realistic. The UKG students made cards of lovely gardens filled with yellow tulips using the fork painting technique.
They even had yellow in their lunch boxes as their parents had sent yellow food items as part of the celebration. Children enjoyed spending a day filled with the colour ‘yellow’ all around them.