SOF – IEO – INTERNATIONAL RANK – FIRST
Good morning Sirs, Mesdames and my dear friends; today, I am honoured by the prestigious SOF Foundation which works hard towards encouraging students in the advancement of Science and Technology. The worldwide examinations conducted by this foundation are of immense help in the arena. I thank almighty God that I have been awarded with the first international Rank of excellence in the IEO. My family, my school, DPS North Kolkata, and all my near and dear ones are extremely happy and proud of me. I am grateful to the SOF, my school DPSNK my teachers and above all my parents and well- wishers without whose guidance and blessings, I could not have risen to this platform. My parents worked day and night to bring me to this level. I am glad that I could bring a smile to their faces. Thank you all.
CLASS V E
Workshop: Shift of Paradigm
Resource person: Smt. Chitralekha Bhaskar
Date: 13th April, 2019
Class: Lower nursery to V
A workshop on ‘Shift of Paradigm’ was organized at Delhi Public School, North Kolkata on 13th April, 2019. It was conducted by resource person, Smt. Chitralekha Bhaskar who enlightened the teachers with tips on effective classroom management.
The workshop focused on the elements of classroom management which include- content management and conduct management. Various activities were undertaken to illustrate these elements with an involvement of the listeners.
Mrs. Bhaskar emphasized that there are innovative methods of teaching that are available at hand and teachers should be curious enough to find out about and use them. The responsibilities and duties of teachers must be parallel to the needs and the creative minds of the children. Teachers also have the added responsibility of understanding the ever-growing and animated mind of a child.
- Story about “Smile”
- Activity on the good qualities of the teachers- A paper was attached at the back of the teacher’s dress and two minutes were given to fill the page by their colleagues- What others thought about you.
- How to teach increasing and decreasing order (height wise).
- How to teach alphabetical order.
- Emotion activity- Chits were given to groups of teachers and they had to perform the word written on the chit without saying any words.
- Performance test of teachers to enhance their teaching skills.
The workshop was an interactive one which helped the teachers devise innovative strategies which can be applied in real classroom situations. Overall, it was an excellent refresher for the teachers.
Riya Dutta & Priyam Roy (Primary Teachers – DPSNK)
HASYA KALARAV KAVITA SAMMELAN
I had participated in the HASYA KALARAV KAVITA SAMMELAN under the Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit languages celebration “Triveni” organized by Delhi Public School Society in the premises of Delhi public School, Bulandshahr. I was selected for the Hasya Kavita Vachan by Asha Ma’am of our school. I was sent by our school, DPS North Kolkata along with our Hindi teacher, Narayani Ma’am. My mother also accompanied us.
We went to Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh by train. The event took place on the 20th of April 2019. Many core schools and even franchise schools participated in the competition. Among them were DPS Sitapur, DPS Hapur, DPS Vasantkunj and many more. I recited a humorous poem in Hindi titled “Chamatkari Tabeez” written by Asha ma’am.
In my group, DPS Agra Road bagged the first position, followed by DPS Hapur and then by DPS Sitapur. I enjoyed and had a good experience there.
A WORKSHOP WITH THE LEGEND – CBSE RESOURCE PERSON MR. BALASUBHRAMANIAM
On the 6th of April 2019 the teachers of DPS north Kolkata had the rare privilege to attend a workshop by Mr. Balasubhramaniam, ex- cbse director and resource person and a teacher in the truest sense of the term. Bala Sir conducted the workshop on Classroom management and the Role of a Teacher. The workshop began with the profound importance of World Health Day. “Health is the real wealth, not gold and silver”, Mahatma Gandhi. Bala sir emphasized that a teacher should possess a sound body along with a sound mind. Teacher should be an embodiment of unparalleled energy, vivacity and enthusiasm.
A teacher brings energy to the classroom; she provokes the curiosity of the child and allows his/her aspiring mind to soar high on the wings of his own poetry. Bala sir then quoted Guru Kabir Das and said, “A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops”. A teacher is revered as a Guru in Indian parlance; it is the teacher who acts as a lasting contributor to the progress of mankind. An ideal teacher is enthralled with the art and act of teaching.
Bala sir cited examples of great Indian teachers and patrons of learning. He said that the words of the teacher should be able to create wonders. He should walk into the class like a hero; should always stand in the class and have eye contact with his students. This creates a Funnel Effect. There should be congruence in his words and actions. Teaching is an art. Teacher’s position in the classroom and in front of the blackboard while writing and teaching is of vital importance. He stressed on Pedagogical Intelligence, sensitivity towards learners. Finally, Bala sir taught us the Purpose of Mind as proposed by Aristotle and the various methodologies involved in teaching.
The whole session, organized by Madhuban Publications was extremely rewarding and beneficial.
Bidisha Saha & Seema Mukherjee (Teachers – DPSNK)
THE SPOILED BIRTHDAY
One day mother suddenly entered Ritu’s room. It was late in the night and Ritu was playing games on her laptop. Next day, it was her birthday and her mother had brought her a new dress as a surprise gift.
She wanted to leave it a near her head so that she might receive a pleasant surprise on waking the next morning. However, when mother entered the room she found it was absolutely messy and dirty. She had expected Ritu to be sleeping. When she saw her awake and playing she was highly disappointed. She scolded Ritu, but, Ritu did not pay heed to her words.
Next morning, Ritu did not behave well and nobody in the house spoke to her. The whole day passed like this and there was no happiness for Ritu. Only then Ritu realised that we should behave well and never ignore the advice of elders.
UDITA GHOSH DASTIDAR
CLASS V E
ALL MY HOMEWORK EXCUSES
I had my homework done
But it was eaten by a dog with a bun.
I snatched it from him to hide
But the aliens came in a UFO flight.
They took my homework to space
To make my happiness less, less, less.
Mother said, “Do homework with care,
Keep record of your homework fair.”
I did my homework again
And kept it in the kitchen.
My brother came and threw it in trash,
I rushed to the kitchen with a crash.
My brother told me, “Sorry”
But I was in much worry.
So, what should I do, ma’am, with my homework
When there is trouble in my home and work?
CLASS V E
ALL INDIA “SWACHH BHARAT” ART COMPETITION 2018-19
The ALL INDIA “SWACHH BHARAT” ART COMPETITION 2018-19 was held in our school in December in response to a bid to the Jan-aandolan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to spread the awareness about a clean India. “Swachhata” was the soul of Mahatma Gandhi’s preaching, and, to commemorate this and celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, which would fall on 2019, our Prime Minister had embarked upon this programme of “SWACHH BHARAT” ART COMPETITION for school children in the State and National Levels.
The National Education and Human Resource Development Organisation had communicated with the school through a letter. It was an initiative of the National Education and Human Resource Development Organisation and the National Economic Growth Times. Our Vice- Principal and Art teacher organised the competition at the school level within the school premise. The response from the students’ side was overwhelming. Students from Nursery up to Class X had participated in the competition with enthusiasm.
The number participants went up to hundreds and 37 students won the school level prize. All these students acquired first to tenth position in the competition. They were awarded with medals and certificates.